Book trailer for Cold Blood: Yamabuki vs. the Sword Master

Cold Blood, Katherine M. Lawrence, Sword of the Taka Samurai

Hot off of After Effects, we present the first book trailer for Katherine M. Lawrence’s Cold Blood:

Video and music by Laura Lis Scott. What do you think?

In case you’re unfamiliar with Katherine’s work, Cold Blood begins the tale of 17-year-old Yamabuki, daughter of a warlord, trained in sword and bow, on her first solo mission—to deliver three scrolls to the Imperial City.

Cold Blood is a novella—a quick, sharp introduction to Yamabuki and the world in which she travels. But it is but the first story of the Sword of the Taka Samurai series.

Book two, Cold Rain, runs longer as Yamabuki, trying to fully understand the implications of what she’s learned and experienced, stumbles into circumstances beyond her control. At 83,000+ words, Cold Heart is a full-length novel about newfound love, danger, and a desperate fight for her life. Cold Trail, available for preorder and also novel length, continues the action as Yamabuki makes her way to Heian-kyō, a city in turmoil as clans vie for power, forging alliances.

You can read more about Yamabuki and 12th-century Japan on Katherine M. Lawrence’s blog.

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Cold Heart available everywhere

Cold Heart, Katherine M. Lawrence, New Releases, Sword of the Taka Samurai

In our busy last few weeks, we released Cold Heart, the latest installment in Katherine M. Lawrence’s Sword of the Taka Samurai series. The full-length novel is available for order everywhere in paperback and ebook. Links are behind the book covers below.

And Cold Trail, Book Four in the series, is available for pre-order now.

Cold Heart: Yamabuki vs. the Shinobi PriestCold Trail: Yamabuki and Tomoe

Cold Blood, by Katherine M. Lawrence, is now available on Kindle

Cold Blood, Katherine M. Lawrence

Our new title, Cold Blood, by Katherine M. Lawrence, is out on Kindle (and Kindle Unlimited)!

“Ever kill a man?” The fencing master’s eyes searched hers. “I can see you haven’t. That takes cold blood.”

Cold Blood book cover

Sixteen-year-old Taka Yamabuki, royal by birth, but samurai by training, embarks upon her first mission: to deliver important dispatches to the capital. Untested and traveling alone for the first time in her life, Yamabuki encounters a vivid tapestry of natural beauty, unusual characters, unexpected friendships, and indiscriminate brutality and violence.
But an unknown assassin dogs her trail. And before she knows it, her life hangs in the balance.
A lyrical tale of adventure, young love, and self-discovery, Cold Blood brings alive the experience of a young woman warrior in 12th-century Japan.

On Kindle now. Coming very soon in hardback and paperback.

Cold Saké has a new cover

Cold Blood, Cold Saké, Katherine M. Lawrence
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The new Cold Saké cover.

The novelette by Katherine M. Lawrence is available on Kindle now, and will be releasing it in paperback and on other ebook platforms in the coming weeks! Watch this space, or for the first word, sign up for our newsletter.

(Watch this space. A new Yamabuki novella is coming out later today!)

Download Samurai novelette Cold Saké — FREE* now on Kindle Unlimited

Authors, Cold Saké, Katherine M. Lawrence

Update: The novelette is no longer on KU. It’s still available on Kindle, though. As soon as Cold Blood (Kate’s next book) is out, we will be rolling out Cold Sake in paperback, Nook, iBooks, and Kobo. —LS

Have you joined the free trial of Kindle Unlimited? If so, now’s your chance to download and read Katherine M. Lawrence’s novelette for free*!

* Well, it’s “free” during the free trial, and included in the $9.99 Kindle Unlimited subscription meal if you decide to try the book later.

Cold Saké  introduces Yamabuki, a young woman samurai who actually lived in 12th-century Japan. In this tale, she encounters supernatural mysteries in a remote country inn.

Cold Saké novelette, Kindle edition

Cold Saké, by Katherine M. Lawrence

And Cold Saké is but the beginning. Yamabuki is the lead character in Katherine’s upcoming multi-novel saga about this young woman warrior as she faces challenges in the runup to the great Gempei War. Katherine is about to hand over to our editor her manuscript for the first full-length novel featuring Yamabuki. (An extended excerpt from an early draft of the novel is included in the Cold Sake ebook.) Katherine’s novel, as well as a short story and a shorter novel, are coming this fall in ebook and paperback formats. (Sign up for our newsletter to get early word on release dates.)

Meanwhile, you can get Cold Saké now!