Carlyle Clark writes:
Still, at no time was I bored or worried that major conflict would not be forthcoming, in fact the pace of the story mirrored the feel of the times, which was probably and intentional choice by the author. I can’t tell you why I believe that because it would be a spoiler. In fact, revealing any of the interesting things would be spoilers because they are all weaved together to create a strong ending in which Lawrence was deft enough to play off of reader’s expectations (and my own personal fear this story might tread down the well-worn road toward a condescending but common type of development) to create surprises toward the end which makes me confident she knew what she was doing. You don’t write an excellent story by accident.
That’s just a snippet. Read the whole thing.
In this novelette, set in 12th-century Japan, a young woman samurai encounters torment and betrayal when seeking a night’s refuge at a remote inn that people say is haunted.
We uploaded the Kindle file yesterday at about 3pm MST, and saw that it was live in a couple of hours. We are very proud to offer our first published book, Cold Sake, A Yamabuki Story (The Pillow Book of a Samurai)! We’ll be publishing a paperback edition as well.
Note that this book also includes an extended excerpt from Katherine M. Lawrence’s full-length novel, Haru (Spring), which we will be publishing soon. In fact, Haru (Spring) is the first of an epic 5-novel saga, Tales of the Autumn Creek Land, about the woman samurai Yamabuki in the years leading up to the Gempei Wars. Sign up for the Inkvine, our newsletter, to get all the latest on new releases and promotions.
Right now, the novelette is available only on Amazon Kindle. We are just getting going on the ebooks publishing world and decided to take one thing at a time. However, we will be offering the book through other sites and for other devices in about 89 days. And well before then, we will be publishing a paperback edition as well.
We hope you like it!