Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Reason Behind Choice of Genre #IWSG

Today is the official release of Well of Ash, a YA fantasy novella. 

I have a special treat for you. For a limited time, you can get a free copy of the novella. Get your free copy here

If the whispers call your name, run! 

Seventeen-year-old Ashina has more in common with an untamed fire lizard than the people who are supposed to be her new family. After running away, she’s drawn to the city’s mysterious Great Well. No one knows who built them across the world or why. To linger near makes the skin crawl and the mind drift in nightmares. And yet this one calls to Ash in whispers that pull her closer. 

Despite the warnings from a handsome stranger with gorgeous eyes, Ash searches for answers in dangerous places. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of peculiar events she can’t explain or escape. When both her sanity and life are threatened, she realizes she has more to lose than she thought. Ash must find the answers before she loses everything she holds dear. 

If you like dragons, magic, and a fierce heroine with a wounded heart, then you’ll love Well of Ash, a YA Fantasy novella by Elle Cardy. Jump in today to unravel the secrets. 

If you’d like to support me by buying a copy, then it’s also available on Amazon for Kindle and Paperback

If you don’t have a kindle, you can download the free kindle app for your phone, tablet and/or computer. 

A quick shout out to some supporters. Please visit their blogs and say hi from me:

Jemi Fraser, Diane Burton, Tyrean Martinson, C. Lee McKenzie, Ronel Janse van Vuuren.

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The optional IWSG question of the month: Why do you write what you write? 

As Elle Cardy, I write young adult epic fantasy. I also write scifi short stories and anything that has speculative elements. My fiction will always have something otherworldly and unusual. It will always have fierce female leads. And it will always have some kind of mystery that needs unraveling mixed in with high stakes. Why? Because that’s what I love to read. 

I prefer stories that are set in other worlds, or stories with otherworldly elements. 

Stories that are quick and easy to read. 

Stories with heroic acts and lots of heart. 

Stories that show people overcoming impossible odds. 

Stories that aren’t bogged down in politics or court intrigue. 

Stories that aren’t weighed by complex worldbuilding that has nothing to do with the plot or characters. (But I do love intriguing worlds) 

Stories that open the door to imagination and adventure. 

Why do you read or write certain stories? 

 Please mark Well of Ash "To-Read" on Goodreads. Every little bit helps.


47 comments:

  1. You want stories that you can fall into quickly.
    Congratulations on the release! You are on a roll.

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  2. Hey Lyn, I bought it but it's still showing pre-order. US time I guess. And marked it on Goodreads. And as Alex says, you're on a roll. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you so much for the support!! Deeply appreciate it.

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  3. Congrats on your new novella! I love a fast-paced story with high stakes too. I marked it on Goodreads. And I'd be glad to shout out about it or any of your releases in Follower News if you're interested.

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  4. Hi,
    Congratulations on your new release! I will read it and have already requested a copy.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

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  5. I agree with your list! And congrats on the beautiful book release. Such a gorgeous cover. The synopsis sounds intriguing.

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  6. LOVED Well of Ash - your world building is always extraordinary!
    I love your list - heart and hope!

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  7. Congrats! What I've read of yours definitely ticks all the boxes you mentioned here, so you're on the right track. And you definitely have excellent world building.

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  8. Congratulations, Lynda. I love the cover. It's so beautiful.

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  9. Congratulations on creating a fun and excellent read that matched all of your items on your list!
    I love the list, by the way. I think I need to create one of those.

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  10. Imagination and adventure - pillars for great story. I look forward to reading another of yours!

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  11. I enjoy those kinds of stories as well. They are fun to escape the real world for a moment

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  12. Congrats on your new book! Wishing you awesome sales :)

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  13. I appreciate the list, Lynda, especially the one with "lots of heart." Congrats again on your latest release.

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  14. Yeah! Congrats. I've already started reading my copy. NICE!

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  15. I have your novella downloaded and waiting for me. I absolutely love the cover, and can't start reading.

    You and I have exactly the same likes in reading genres!!!

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  16. Wow, Lynda! You are cranking books out. Congratulations on your latest!

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    1. Thanks so much. Hopefully I can keep up the pace...puff puff puff.

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  17. Like you, I write what I like to read. So happy for you on your new release. It's an intriguing premise! Congratulations, Lynda.

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  18. Hi Lynda - well I loved the Wielders Prize - so I'm sure I'll enjoy reading this one ... I've got my download a-waiting me. Congratulations on your rolling book road ... all the best - Hilary

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  19. I like to read stories that flow well and entertain and intrigue me--like your Wielder Storm series. Well of Ash did the same. I kept reading because I had to know about the wells. You did a great job holding my interest.

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  20. I'm so excited about your new release. I thoroughly enjoy your stories.

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  21. Congratulations on your new release! I too like stories that are quick and easy to read.

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  22. Thanks for the shout-out! That's a great list of reasons to write :-)

    Ronel catching up for November IWSG day Achieving Kick-Ass Goals

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