Starborn is Officially Released!

Dear Readers,

It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce the release of Starborn, the final installment in the Starfall trilogy! This book has been a long time coming, and I’m excited for you all to read it. Thank you for all of your support and patronage. More books are already on the way!

 

(If you have not yet read Starfall and Star-Crossed, you may want to skip the next section. Spoilers and that.)

 

Starborn

 

Pontus stands on the brink of total disaster. A nation lies in ashes, broken in the wake of the destructive and focused genius of the twice-gifted zealot ruler. Ducasus and his friends are the only ones aware of the danger that the zealots pose to the rest of the world, but a costly and bloody war in the West has depleted the free peoples of Pontus of their resources, their soldiers, and their will to fight. Only Ducasus, Incus, and Amicitia are able to warn the world of the terrible fate that awaits it, but will their efforts be enough?

The pieces are in play.

The die has been cast.

The conflict will end.

 

Click here to check out Starborn on Amazon.

Enjoy!
-W.A.

 

First Pages Reveal- Starborn

Hello, dear readers. As always, I want to thank you for reading my blog and supporting my work. This blog has been going for about a year and a half now and has been read in 57 countries worldwide! Pretty exciting stuff, and it couldn’t have happened without you reading and sharing my Wednesday whims.

Today’s post is something I’m eager to share with you. As many of you probably know, the final installment in the Starfall Trilogy is just a couple of weeks from being released. Below is the first two pages. Enjoy!

-W.A.

W.A. Fulkerson

Zinzio’s heart raced as he ran by the rushing waters. He dodged reeds and river plants, succumbing to the ever-increasing urge to hurry. A fire burned deep within him. He could hardly contain it.

The sun shone brightly over the riverside, catching rays in the beads of sweat that formed near Zinzio’s temples. He was young- barely twelve, and yet it had happened. The singing of the birds, the rustling of the leaves, and the smell of the air all passed unnoticed amidst his quiet desperation. He wiped the sweat away from his brow and ran harder.

The coursing river turned northward suddenly, and it cascaded into a calmer pool below. Zinzio hardly slowed down as he reached a steep drop-off and began to climb down the rocks. Spray from the waterfall misted his face as he descended.

Dropping the last few feet to the fertile soil below, Zinzio finally halted, looking at the magnificent sight before him.

The pool at the base of the waterfall was glowing. Such promising, pure light filtered through the water, saturating it from the river’s sandy floor. Zinzio’s young heart was stilled. He could scarcely believe that it was happening.

Without so much as bothering to remove his shirt, the boy began to wade into the remote pool, feeling its water rise up around him as he entered deeper and deeper in, until he could no longer stand. He kept his eyes fixed on the center of the pool, swimming smoothly across the surface as the waterfall crashed and shouted beyond.

Finally surrounded by the luminescence of the pool, Zinzio took a deep breath and dove. His eyes immediately lighted upon his submerged star. In wonder, he kicked to the depths of the water and took the star between his hands.

Everything changed. In an instant there was no water around him. Zinzio felt his arms pulled upward, and surrounded by nothing but complete, enrapturing whiteness, the boy hung suspended in the air, dripping wet. A thousand different thoughts and feelings crowded his heart.

The star hummed pleasantly as it freed itself from Zinzio’s grip and floated several feet away, its light growing in intensity, yet not harming the boy’s eyes. No darkness remained, not even in shadow. A deep and beautiful voice sounded forth.

“Puer amatus, bene fecisti quod stellam tuam invenisti. Elite, et te dono remunerabor.”

Uncertainty filled Zinzio’s young heart, but he knitted his brow and clenched his fists, hoping for the best.

“Donum Lux Sidorum opto!” he called anxiously.

The star continued to hum and drops of water continued to fall from the boy’s clothing, but the change did not come.

“Ille praemia terminata est.”

Tears filled Zinzio’s eyes and he blinked hard, shaking his head and turning red. He reverted to his native tongue.

“But why?” he shouted. “Why can I not choose the gift of my fathers?”

 

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That does it for the preview! If you haven’t yet gotten the chance to read Starfall or Star-Crossed, find them on Amazon or here on my website: http://wafulkerson.com/books/. Onward and upward, friends, and I’ll be back next week with something new.

Starfall Giveaway

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Hello!

I have some exciting news for you: in celebration of the release of Star-Crossed, we’re giving Starfall away for free this weekend!  If you click here you can download an e-book copy for your ipad or kindle.  Or, if clicking on links sketches you out, just search for W.A. Fulkerson on Amazon.com.

Thousands of people have already taken advantage of this promotion, and it will only last through this Sunday night, 11/3.  If you’ve been reading this blog and thought, “Hmm, maybe I’d like to read one of his novels,” then now is a good time to jump in.

As always, thank you so much for reading and for supporting my work.  An author without readers is… well, not much of an author, so I thank you.

Best,

-W.A.

Star-Crossed is Officially Published!

Book 2 in the Starfall Trilogy is officially out today!  Thank you everyone for all of your support for the first book, and for keeping up to date on the writing process.  You can find the book here.  I’m very pleased with how this one turned out, and I hope very much that you enjoy it.  I’m so thankful for all of you, and Happy Reading!

-W.A. Fulkerson

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New Cover

Hello!

I just wanted to take today to share a couple of updates with you all.  First, have you seen Starfall‘s new cover?

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The incredibly talented Jana Raport has joined the team, lending her graphic design and artistic talents to the book projects.  This second edition of Starfall came out just last week, and we’re pretty excited about it.  You can see the full cover (including the back side of the book) by clicking here and then going to the back cover of the “look inside” feature you’ll see.

Second, Star-Crossed is almost out!  In just a few more weeks it will be hitting the market, so keep an eye out in mid September.

What am I doing presently, you may ask?  After some months of preparation, I’ve just begun writing the last book in the trilogy.  I won’t tell you the title yet, just in case it changes, but it’s going quite well so far, and I think you’re going to enjoy it.

As always, thank you so much for your support, your encouragement, and for reading my work.  I’ll keep you posted, and happy reading!

-W.A.

Interviews and Guest Posts

Hello!

I just wanted to do a quick post and direct your attention to a couple of interviews and whatnot that have been going around the blogosphere lately.  I have had the pleasure of being interviewed by various bloggers lately, and I thought I would share just a couple of them with you.  Check it out:

Reading Away The Days interview

YA Book Seasons interview

Tina’s Book Reviews guest post

Moonlight Gleam guest post

Good things are coming down the pipes- keep checking in!

-W.A.

Book 2 of the Starfall Trilogy

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Hello!

I’m excited today.  Around 12:30 in the afternoon I set a pen down on my desk and I closed a crisp, hand-written book.  That book… was the sequel to Starfall.  I’m really excited about this new installment in the trilogy, and though I’m not releasing the name of this new book just yet, I can tell you that it’s a lot of fun.  Writing Starfall was a tremendous experience, and now, with two novels under my belt, I think this one is even better than the first.

I just wanted to share a quick update with you and let you know to be ready… the war is in full swing in this second book.

Thanks again for all of your support, encouragement, reviews, and readership.  None of this would be possible without all of you

Steadfast,

-W.A.