Rise: The Liminal Chronicles Press Kit
Rise: The Liminal Chronicles releases April 30, 2021.
Where to Buy and Promotion Info
https://books2read.com/Rise-Liminal-Chronicles (all distributors)
Press Kit Files and Giveaways
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About the AuthorAmy is a former programmer turned author after her first trip to Japan in 2017. Now she writes Japanese myth-based urban fantasy to reconnect with the country and culture that captured her heart. She lives in South Dakota with her supportive husband, two wonderful kids, a mellow old cat who adopted the family, and three wily and crazy ferrets.
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Back of book synopsis
A myth come to life may be worth far more than his freedom.An ex-mobster must choose between breaking a promise to his parole officer, which will send him back to the slammer, or angering a powerful supernatural being. Faced with an impossible decision, how will he forge a path to redemption? Umeji Tatsuya moves from Tokyo to a small town after leaving the yakuza, the Japanese mob. He knows all too well that his past can't stay buried.
‘Once Yakuza, always Yakuza. The tattoos mark you for life.’Nakamura Hisako, the town’s beloved dowager, learns about Umeji’s past and tries to oust him, but Umeji just discovered her own long-held secret. If he keeps it for her, the cost is his recently regained freedom. If he doesn’t, Nakamura might have to leave her home, and he risks angering forces he barely understands… and barely believes in. As the mundane and Spirit Realm intertwine, so do the modern-day and the Pre-Meiji eras. Centuries-old rivalries flare up again, and the past returns in the present. Umeji’s second chance is only the first step of his journey to discover myth, social redemption, and found family. Rise is the first book in the Liminal Chronicles series. Praise for Rise:
"A meticulously penned homage to Japanese tradition and mythology, Rise: The Liminal Chronicles is a stellar achievement. This unexpectedly emotional tale is compelling throughout, and the confident authorial voice makes the novel hum with authenticity. With careful character development and patient storytelling, this first installation from Winters-Voss is a gripping and original gem."
"...I thoroughly enjoyed Rise and have read it several times already, the first time staying up all night to finish. The characters have depth with their own motivations for their actions as well as their reactions to Umeji, which the Reader will uncover as the novel progresses. The flashbacks to events during Japan's Pre-Meiji eras serve to drive home the full buildup of the present day conflict while beautifully complimenting the present day action, and the well-foreshadowed twists and turns still serve to surprise..."
'Once Yakuza, always Yakuza. The tattoos mark you for life.' “I don’t care how handsome or how lonely you imagine he is. I’m telling you this as a friend. Stay away from him." “I-I have a lot to atone for. This is a start.” “Listen Umeji, I was the top club host in Osaka before I moved here to remake my reputation. Spent years telling people what they wanted to hear. I know damned well when someone isn’t speaking the whole truth. " "...he and I made a deal. I’d be his volunteer parole officer as long as he was frank with me. I can handle all manner of things, but not deception." “And you’ll go to prison for a secret this old lady asked you to keep?” "Why are you so loyal to her?” “I witnessed something. Walked in on it after the tree fell, and I heard a scream—an event I have a hard time understanding. Maybe from the spirit world."
https://amywintersvoss.com/Liminal Chronicles series site - character, setting, races, secrets, maps, and all my other worldbuilding. (A free World Anvil account is needed for most of the interactive features like the Team Secrets.)
https://liminalchronicles.com/Currently the site doesn't have all interactive features with the official URL. (I've asked the World Anvil developer to look into this. He is amazing! Crossing fingers for soon.) So you can use the following until this is resolved.
Cover and Character ArtCover / character art by Odette.A.Bach. (<- no spaces. I asked.) Amy has written permission from the cover artist to use the cover for promotion. All other art (cover text/design, promo art) by Amy Winters-Voss or used with liscense unless otherwise stated. (Amy uses a few art subscription services and has the permission/lisense for images incorporated into her promo graphics.) To download the art/promo images, click on the image.
Promotional TweetMyth come to life may be worth far more than freedom. An ex-mobster must choose between breaking a promise to his parole officer, which will cost his freedom, or angering a powerful supernatural being. #Rise #LiminalChronicles releases April 30. https://books2read.com/Rise-Liminal-Chronicles
Read the first 2 chapters by clicking the book link.
Rise: The Liminal Chronicles (Sample)
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