Welcome to Saturday Spotlight. A feature hosted by Tina’s Book Reviews as a way of shining the light on Indie/Debut/Self Published authors. Each week I’ll have a guest post written by a featured author.Today I would like to introduce you to S. B. Sebrick and his self-published series, 'Assassin's Rising.'
The first novel in the series, 'Decoy', asks a potent question: "What would you consider trading away half of your life, to gain?"
A hundred thousand dollar perhaps? Maybe a million? The answer is different for everyone. If you'd asked me that same question fifteen years ago I'd probably ask for super powers (the kind that slow aging, and adamantium claws, I liked X-Men alot back then, lol).
In this epic fantasy novel, Kaltor Stratagar has an opportunity to make that very trade by Blood Breaking. He will die of old age before his parents, friends and even his long lost little brother, Keevan. In order to gain far great command of his powers within though, Kaltor just might make the sacrifice. The bodies are piling up around the city of Shaylis and without using every weapon at his disposal, the corpses of his loved ones may soon follow.
I've always been amazed by the difference between what people normally do with their day and what can be achieved in the last stages of 'last minute panic.' During high school I remember putting off a research paper until the day before and then pouring over it for seven grueling hours straight. If I had just put an hour a day into it during the previous week, it would have been a much more relaxing week, with a better grade.
Too often people look at far-reaching goals like going to school, writing a novel or learning a musical instrument and dismiss them out of hand. They assume such achievements are too insurmountable for them to do more than dream of doing. The truth is that with a little bit of time each day, it doesn't take long to build things at all.
If a writer puts 250 words to a page each day, she could have a 300 page novel by the end of the year. Writing Kaltor's novels have inspired me to push my limits and work just a bit harder each day to achieve my goals. Kaltor's fourth novel, 'Desolate' comes out next month as the benefit of Kaltor's instruction.
I hope readers can take from Kaltor's single-minded drive and apply it in their own lives, even if for only a few minutes. Start a new career, build a small business on the side or just learning to play the guitar, the dreams are yours and with just a bit of effort each day, so can be the results.
'Decoy' is availiable for purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can also follow me on facebook, twitter and my website . I look forwards to hearing from you. Have a great weekend!
Decoy by S.B. Sebrick
“What prize is worth forty years of your life?
Success or blood-filled failure hangs on seventeen-year-old Kaltor’s answer. The demon, Melshek, outmatches him at every conflict within the city of Shaylis. He possesses countless victims faster than any disease can spread. In a bitter twist of fate, they are forced to help enslave or kill those they cherish most.
Kaltor must reach beyond his assassin training to find the power to defeat this foe. But drawing additional strength from an ancient family secret, and even trading away half his life to amplify his powers, might not be enough to stop the demon.
Their fates are decided in a desperate duel of hardened steel against demonic claws. Kaltor must stop the demon before he spreads any further. If not, the city, the country, and then the world, succumbs to Melshek’s will.”
I'm giving way one ebook copy of Decoy. Just leave a comment!
Ends Saturday, 11/10 - winner announced Sunday, 11/11