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Sold! Followed by Frost to 47North

Followed by Frost, Charlie’s standalone young adult fantasy novel, has been sold to 47North! What’s it about? Here’s a short pitch:

After 17-year-old Smitha is cursed to be as cold as her heart, Death himself offers her a chance for relief. Unwilling to give up her life, Smitha seeks redemption deep in the savage deserts, where her perpetual winter dares to make her a hero.

The book is set to release summer 2014.

The Glass Magician Releases Next Week!

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. HolmbergThe Glass Magician is available for purchase in all formats—printed book, ebook, and audio book—next Tuesday, November 4. Get ready for the further adventures of Ceony Twill!

Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn’t broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness.

When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it…even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers…and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.

Cover Reveal for The Glass Magician

Now that The Paper Magician has a full release, 47North has revealed the cover for the sequel, coming this November!

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Three months after returning Magician Emery Thane’s heart to his body, Ceony Twill is well on her way to becoming a Folder. Unfortunately, not all of Ceony’s thoughts have been focused on paper magic. Though she was promised romance by a fortuity box, Ceony still hasn’t broken the teacher-student barrier with Emery, despite their growing closeness.

When a magician with a penchant for revenge believes that Ceony possesses a secret, he vows to discover it … even if it tears apart the very fabric of their magical world. After a series of attacks target Ceony and catch those she holds most dear in the crossfire, Ceony knows she must find the true limits of her powers … and keep her knowledge from falling into wayward hands.

The Paper Magician on Kindle First

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg CoverThis month The Paper Magician is now available on Kindle First. Although the official release date isn’t until September 1, you can read the Kindle version a month early for $1.99 (Kindle Prime members can get it for free)! Click here to download your Kindle copy today (or any other day in August).

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

From the imaginative mind of debut author Charlie N. Holmberg,The Paper Magician is an extraordinary adventure both dark and whimsical that will delight readers of all ages.

New Cover for The Paper Magician

The 47North team has put together a new cover for The Paper Magician, and it’s stunning.

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg Cover

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.

Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.

An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

Pre-orders Available for The Glass Magician

The Glass Magician is now available for pre-order in ebook and paperback formats through Amazon.com. The book is set to release from 47North on November 4, 2014. That means that if you pre-order both The Paper Magician and The Glass Magician, you could read the first two books in the trilogy within two months of each other!

Pre-order The Glass Magician (book 2) here.

Pre-order The Paper Magician (book 1, releasing September 1) here.

My Bloody Valentine Anthology Available for Purchase

The My Bloody Valentine anthology is now available for purchase for Kindle (Amazon) and Nook (Barnes & Noble). There’s another anthology that came out just recently with the same name, so be sure to follow these links to get to the right one! Charlie’s story is “Salt and Water.”

My Bloody Valentine - Box Set

My Bloody Valentine Anthology Releases Feb. 10th

My Bloody Valentine is a mixed-genre anthology revolving around the theme that love hurts. And it does! Charlie of course contributed a fantasy short. It’s titled “Salt and Water” and is #6 of this excellent story lineup.

My Bloody Valentine - Box Set

The anthology is set to release February 10 (Charlie’s due date!) and will be available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. Stay tuned for buy links!

© 2018 Charlie N. Holmberg