You may have heard me mention I have a new book coming out. And you probably heard I’m giving that book away for a limited time. But I left something out.
I’ve never been happy with the way my previous books have sold, so I wanted to do something big this time. It was important for me to do everything I could to get the book into as many people’s hands as possible.
That’s where the free book offer came from. I believe this book has the potential to change lives, and this was an experiment to see how far a message could spread.
As a result, The Romance of Eowain has already outsold my previous books. It’s seriously exceeded my expectations.
What the book is about
This is a book that asks the question, “Can two people in an arranged marriage find love?”
But before one can even utter that question, another one arises: “What is love?” Is it that first fluttering of passion? The desire to feel the touch of another? Is it boastful? Proud? Jealous? Is love all about what another person can do for oneself, or is it about being of service to the object of one’s love?
These are questions that I’ve struggled with for years. Questions I think most people struggle with.
The Romance of Eowain is that struggle.
In the book, I explore questions about trust, loyalty, respect, expectations, duty, and honor, and how they relate to the question of finding love with another person. When two people are thrust together against their wishes and expected to “just make the best of it,” what’s the result?
What people are saying
Early readers have told me how much they’ve already enjoyed this book. Here’s what they’re saying:
- “The Romance of Eowain is no regular, drawn out courtship of modern times. Every page is jam-packed with some new twist, devious dealings, black magick, sorcery, leaving me on the edge of my couch with every turn, each treacherous act of betrayal more insidious than the next.” — Stacy C.
- “Romance of Eowain has the most awkward couple created by arranged marriage: the hedge king Eowain, and Eithne, daughter of a tribal chief from the wintry north. Neither are much for happy starlit meadows or serenades from the garden.” — Jean Lee
- “I cannot stress enough how wonderful I found this book. It was everything I expect of a major work of Fantasy, and expertly crafted by a wonderful writer. At times, I forgot I was reading at all, which only ever happens with narratives that devour me as surely as I devour them.” — Erin Sandler
I had one friend tell me he ordered the book and said, “It better deliver, Dellert.” So far, people seem to be telling me it is.
How to get the book
Order The Romance of Eowain today (4 July 2016), and you’ll get an autographed copy of the book, plus free, signed copies of the two previous books in the Matter of Manred saga, Hedge King in Winter and A Merchant’s Tale absolutely free, PLUS downloadable PDFs of exclusive bonus content: The Epistles of Eithne & Eowain and The Wayfarer’s Guide to the Land of Droma, as well as access to an exclusive community: The Tribe of Droma.
And to all those who have already supported this crazy experiment by ordering a book, thank you. You’re welcome to grab another one for a friend, if you’d like. Regardless, I’m grateful.
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