I wanted to share an interview from November of 2020 where Key of Arcandus became an ebook feature that year in Rainbow Crate Book Box. The creators of the subscription box were kind enough to put this softly sapphic story of mine into their distribution and then do a live stream interview on YouTube. Rainbow Crate was my first author interview ever, so I was a little nervous. But in the end it turned out to be a great conversation, and I've gotten a little more comfortable speaking through a camera now.
I'm not doing any giveaways for the holidays this year, but I am leaving a little stocking stuffer by the tree so that people can grab a little something to read while they travel. Yes, Key of Arcandus is currently FREE on eBook through a Prolific Works giveaway from 12/15-12/29.
Simply click on the graphic above to go right to the page where mine, and a bunch of other fantasy stories, can be added to your TBRs going into 2022. This offer will not last long, so do not dely. As always, leaving reviews on sites like Amazon and B&N helps me out tremendously with the algorithm.
Have a safe and happy holidays!
IG is that I have up to ten sets I would like to send out in celebration of this one-year milestone. So, if you haven’t had a chance to grab a copy of KoA yet, now is most certainly your chance!
The other surprise I’ve recently rolled out is I now have a YouTube channel called Lah the Game Scribe!
After my first failed attempt in 2018, I’ve come back with better tools and vision to bring content that I want to promote and share with others. This includes promoting my books series, book reviews, conversations on story concepts and characters, as well as one more surprise that I will announce within the week once I clear a troubleshooting issue.
It's exciting to begin rolling out more content that I intended to execute over a year ago, but all things happen in their own time.
You can now purchase Key of Arcandus at any major online book retailer or request through your local bookstore. It is self-published through Ingramspark with global distribution channels, so no matter where you are in the world you should be able to grab a copy somehow, somewhere.
Thank you to everyone who has supported me through this process, and who will continue to support me after launch! Your reviews and word-of-mouth help gain traction in building a community that supports indie authors like myself so that we can achieve our life's dream of making this our full-time career.
What's in store next, you might ask?
2021 is going to be busy as I go back to the writing table and tackle not just Book 2 in the Carving Legacies series, but a standalone novel for two of the supporting cast members from Key of Arcandus. I have a ton of projects for the world of Clayne, and as I gain momentum in my writing craft I'm hoping to bring new stories, series, and characters to everyone who becomes a fan. As it currently stands I have two full series planned (Carving Legacies and a post-CL pantheon series), with three stand-alone novels, and another potential two series that would cover the Finnean Rebellion and the war between the immortal gods during the ancient era. Whew! I better get writing!
Join me on Instagram live, Thursday, 10/01/2020 at either 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm MST where I'll be reading chapters 1 and 2, giving away signed copies of my book to randomly selected winners, and hosting a small Q&A session at the end!
GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen). I remember having a ton of fun with my friends doing some of the silliest of things in the name of love, kindness, and fun! I wanted to port those good feelings into my book giveaway in the hopes that people might enjoy tapping into their inner child a little.
Currently there has not been any traction of participation, so the odds of winning just by participating might be in your favor since the contest is only for two weeks (well...one and a half now).
All you need is an Instagram account, and the challenges are pretty simple. Even though it's a KoA-themed contest, none of the challenges require you to have any knowledge of my book to win. So follow me, tag a friend or two, and take an hour or two on a weekend to show off your favorite book, ice-related thing, or best dress, and just have some fun with it!
Good luck to those who participate!
If you're a BookTuber, Bookstagrammer, book blogger, or book podcaster, I am looking for individuals to read and review Key of Arcandus. You receive a free copy of the book in the format of your choice (hardback, paperback, ebook (.epub)) in exchange for an honest review.
If this is something of interest, please contact me via this website or DM me through Instagram @laurensefchik
You can pre-order Key of Arcandus through any major online book retailer such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Or support your local brick-and-mortar bookstore by requesting a copy through their distribution channels. I’ve published through Ingramspark, so every retailer should have the ability to order copies through their networks. They just need someone to request it of them.
I will be doing multiple events and giveaways (mostly online) to help get more copies out there into the world. Stay tuned to my website or Instagram to be notified when such events become available!
I'm an author and avid gamer from the southwest who grew up on all things geek before they became chic.