Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Sable City on FKB&T

JackSableThanks much to Free Kindle Books and Tips for featuring The Sable City among today’s featured FREE titles. And of course as always, all unKindled e-readers are welcome to a free copy as well. 🙂

Feel free to jump aboard the Norothian Cycle, and see where Tilda Lanai takes you.

– Ed


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Congrats, New Year Blog Hop Winners!

new-years-blog-hop-2Thanks to all who entered the 2013 New Year Hop here at the Sable City blog, and took a shot at the question:

<<< How many characters speak at least one line of dialogue in THE SABLE CITY? >>>

And big congratulations to both islandkayaker & Rachel, who both guessed 63 and were thus within one of the right answer, 64. I’ll be e-mailing you both today to arrange just how you would like to receive your prize books of The Norothian Cycle. Thanks to everybody who entered and took part in the overall New Year Hop, and good look with the Grand Prize drawings. 🙂

– Ed McNally. Read the rest of this entry »


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Welcome to the 2013 New Year Hop!

new-years-blog-hop-2Welcome to the epilogue of the Mayan Calendar, and thanks for taking part in the New Year’s Holiday Hop. I’m M. Edward McNally (but you can call me “Ed” <waves>), and this is the homepage for my Epic Fantasy series, The Norothian Cycle. Welcome, and thanks much for hopping by. 🙂

Here is how I am working my giveway, which will be so simple a caveman could do it, assuming the caveman had internet access. Volume One of The Norothian Cycle, The Sable City, is always FREE for all e-book platforms. It weighs in at a bit over 180,000 words (I did say “epic,” right?) and it is the source of my super simple “How many jellybeans in the jar?” style question:

<<<   How many characters speak at least one line of dialogue in THE SABLE CITY?  >>> Read the rest of this entry »


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Book of the Day, Ebook Impresario

miilark knifeThanks much to Ebook Impresario for featuring The Sable City’s Kindle listing as today’s Book of the Day.

And as usual, Sable remains free at all major ebook vendors for all formats. 🙂

Amazon Kindle – Barnes & Noble Nook iTunes – KoboSmashwords


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Free Yakuza! (you heard me)

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Happy 2013, party peoples. 🙂

I thought I would start off the new year with a progress report on The Channel War, the fifth volume of the Norothian Cycle, which will be the next book I release this year. Progress is: Progressing. As readers of the series will know, there are a lot of plot lines interweaving, and various and sundry characters running hither, thither, and yither by Book V, so pulling everything together against the back-drop a multi-theatre intercontinental war takes a bit of doing. My goal is still to have everything good-to-go relatively early in this year of 2013, sooner rather than later. I am trying to be quick, without hurrying. 😉

Now, the fact that some characters are returning to the story after an absence of a book or longer reminded me of something else I may have failed to mention here at the sablecity before. While I have previously “pimped” the short story collections put out by my fellow authors of The Eclective, I am not sure I have said that in some of them, my stories have involved the larger world or some supporting characters from the Norothian Cycle.

For example, in last year’s Halloween Collection – which is available FREE from all ebook retailers including AmazonBarnes & Noble, and Smashwords – my story called “The Village of Those Who Touch the Dead” is something of an origin piece regarding Yu Pao Long; the friendly neighborhood yakuza who travels with John and Rhinanne Deskata throughout book three, The Wind From Miilark. The story can also be read free on Wattpad.

If you haven’t read the story and would like a little something to tide you over until Book V is out, please do feel free to check it out on any convenient venue. And if you haven’t read anything from my fellow Eclectivites before, I reckon the stories in any of the collections may serve as an introduction to something else you might like, as we cover a variety of genres and styles (and thus the name). In any case, Welcome to the New Year, and I look forward to looking forward with you all. 🙂

– Ed


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