Hello, Readers!

I'm very happy so far with how the launch for Fate Surrendered (Book 2 of the Fate Abandoned Series) is going. I decided to go ahead and make Book 1 free. As much as I do think it has value, I realize that most people would prefer to see a sample of a new author's work before paying for it, which I totally understand. Considering I hadn't really done any promotion for Book 1 going free, I am pleasantly shocked at how many people have found it and are downloading it! To all of you who might be reading this on my Amazon author page – thank you for taking a chance on a new author, and I really hope you enjoy Princess Daphne's story! 🙂
In other news, I wanted to share that you can now support my author journey on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/ldanversauthor. If you're not familiar with Patreon, it's basically like Kickstarter for artists. The name is kind of like a nod to the patrons of the days of old. It's a really clever concept and I've been browsing the site and there are some really amazing artists on there. The cool thing, too, is that the site allows me to offer rewards as a special thank you for patrons. For less than a cup of coffee a month, you can get access to some pretty cool stuff. 
As always, thanks for your support!
-L. Danvers

Hello, Readers!

Fate Surrendered (Book 2 of the Fate Abandoned Series) is now available for 99 cents for a *very* limited time! 🙂

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071XPGY6X

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071XPGY6X

The early reviews have been fantastic.

"Even better than the first one! And it looks like the third one's going to be a doozy."

"The second book of the series is better than the previous one. The writer has found her 'literary feet' so to speak and her writing flows freely… If you like fairy tales, don't miss this one."

"The book was well written and once I started reading I just had to finish to see how it ended. I loved the twists as the story went. Would Princess Daphne survive and win? Great book 2. I cannot wait to read book 3."

"This book is very well written. It is a fast read, with lots of action. I appreciate that the love shared between herself and her soul-mate never wavers, even through nearly impossible odds. The book ends with resolution and a
cliff hanger for the third. I can barely wait to read it!"

And this is why I need your help. My goal is for my book to hit #1 in one of its categories and get that coveted orange "bestseller" tag… and I can't do that without you. Even if you're reading something else, buying Fate Surrendered now at the special launch price and adding it to your to-read pile (mine is growing at an alarming rate!) will mean the purchase counts toward the ranking and will make it more likely that we can really get some momentum with this launch.

As always, thank you for your tremendous support!
-L.

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