Monday, October 28, 2013

Release Day Blitz The Hag of the Wind by Laura J. Underwood

About the “mageborn” in The Hag of the Wind

Mageborn are something of an enigma.  The power is passed through the generations in the blood, and it awakens usually when a person hits their teens.  Some find their power earlier, some later and some not at all, though they sometimes have the ability to sense magic and spellwork--just depends on the bloodline from which they descend.  Their awareness of the magic that is part of the world starts to manifest then, and while some embrace it, others find themselves hating it.  Being mageborn slows the aging process, creating a race of folk who often seem to live forever.  Not all mageborn are created equal.  They are as varied as the creatures from which they descended.  Some bloodlines might birth a mage or two in every generation, while others might not see a mageborn birth for several generations.

The Hag of the Wind
Laura J. Underwood

Genre:  Fantasy

Publisher:  Eggplant Literary Productions, Inc.

Date of Publication:  10/28/2013

ISBN:  978-1-932207-47-7     
Kindle 978-1-932207-48-4

Word Count: 22,000

Cover Artist: Roan Carter

Book Description:  

Ginny Ni’Cooley just wants a peaceful, quiet life.  But quiet is hard to maintain when one’s mentor is a ghost who died a lush and a lech.  And peace isn’t to be found when the locals expect their local mageborn to banish monsters and help infertile couples conceive.  

It’s that last bit that is posing the most trouble for Ginny of late.  Marman the pig-herder--once an unwelcome suitor--now wants Ginny to help him and his wife conceive, and doesn’t believe her when she says it’s beyond her powers.  

When the couple try to solve their problem on their own, they manage to unleash a demon imprisoned years ago.  Now, their actions have placed all of Connorscroft in danger and no matter how much peace and quiet Ginny wants, she’s got to find a way to defeat the demon before it destroys her village, the villagers and makes good on its threat to kill her.

About the Author: 

Laura J. Underwood has been writing and publishing as far back as she can remember.  Her earliest stories were selected by Marion Zimmer Bradley for the SWORD AND SORCERESS anthologies, and her first novel ARD MAGISTER came out in 2002 from Yard Dog Press.  Since then she has seen the publication of nearly 300 short stories, novels, novellas and other stuff.  She currently lives in East Tennessee where she works as a librarian.

Facebook: Laura Jean Underwood


Anonymous said...

Thank you for hosting our title on its release day!

Anonymous said...

Hello. Thank you for hosting my latest book, HAG OF THE WIND.

Laura J. Underwood