Note: This post is from 2015. Not a current giveaway. Sorry!
The day is finally here! My second novel, a short prequel to The Green Ember, is out today.
The Black Star of Kingston is available to ship right now!
I have three quick favors to ask. Can you help me out?
1. Get it. If you haven’t ordered a copy yet, please give this story a shot!
2. Review it. Please, give a rating and leave a review at Amazon (once you read it). It only takes a minute. It can be very short. Positive reviews are hugely helpful!
3. Share it. Share this link with your social media friends.
A suggested post if you need some help…(copy and paste)…
I’m excited that @SDSmith_’s new #RabbitsWithSwords book is out! #BlackStarOK promises a new story with an old soul.
Thank you so much, friends! I’m so grateful for you being on my side. If you do all 3 of those things and leave a comment saying you did, I’ll randomly select one person to win one of our high-quality, soft, beautiful Green Ember T-shirts along with a signed copy of the new book. And maybe I’ll send more than that to more random allies.
I enjoyed writing and refining this little book, and I think it’s a good companion to The Green Ember. This story tracks the early fortunes of the rabbits who first settled in Natalia.
Whitson Mariner and Fleck Blackstar face old fears and new enemies, forging a legend that will echo through the ages.
Old wars haunt.
New enemies threaten.
An oath is born.
A hero rises.
I believe in this story and I hope very much that you enjoy it.
Here’s a couple of nice things people who are not my mom have said about Black Star.
“For readers who loved The Green Ember, well- you’re in luck. S.D. Smith has done it again. The Black Star of Kingston is a book I’ll be shouting about from the rooftops for a long time coming. Jam-packed with harrowing adventure, startling courage, and the luscious vocabulary we all love in Smith’s stories, Black Star will not disappoint!”
–Sarah Mackenzie, author of Teaching From Rest and host of The Read Aloud Revival
“What a fantastic book! The Black Star of Kingston is another swashbuckling tale full of valiant heroes and daring adventures. But like Smith’s debut novel, it is also full of truth, goodness, wisdom, and beauty. Rarely have I read an author who has a gift for inspiring courage and imagination in both children and adults, but S.D. Smith has done it again! I cannot recommend Smith’s books highly enough. This is one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by children and adults alike. Five stars.”
–Jaime Showmaker, Goodreads
The art is once again created by the amazing Zach Franzen. Not only is the cover amazing, but the interiors are wonderful as well. I can’t wait for you to see them.
Thanks again, friends. This is a good day.