Well, it's that time.
Branded, the sequel to Inked, had a pretty wild ride. But now, it's finally almost here, and I can't wait to share it with you.
To celebrate, I'm running a little pre-order giveaway. Since my duology is a digital-only series, I wanted to be able to give my awesome readers a little something to actually hold onto.
So! If you pre-order Branded, you'll get a set of signed postcards of the covers, an Inked and Branded quote postcard set designed by rockstar author and illustrator Ashley Poston, and a handful of temporary tattoos!
As you know from Inked, the characters have magical, moving tattoos. And the nature imagery is a big deal in the book. So I've ordered a ton of these fantastic Tattify tattoos. Every pre-order-er will get a few, and you can request gold or silver when you email me.
You know, because the books are about tattoos and magic and stuff.
You can pre-order it from anywhere eBooks are sold:
All you have to do is send your proof of pre-order to me at ericsmithrocks at gmail dot com. It can be a screenshot of your order, a forward of the email, whatever you want. And since the swag items are light and made of paper... this pre-order campaign is international! Hooray! Swag will be mailed out the week the book is published.
As for the story in Branded... well, it's been about two years since Inked, so here's what it's all about, taken right from the Bloomsbury website, because they are way better at explaining my writing than I am:
In Inked, Caenum discovered his destiny.
Now, in Branded, he must fight for it.
As the final battle approaches, Caenum must choose his own path one last time... or it will be decided for him.
After narrowly escaping the soldiers of the Citadel six months ago, farmboy-turned-rebel Caenum is now at the head of the rebel army. He and his fellow Conduits, practitioners of an ancient, forbidden magic, have spread across the Realm, freeing city after city from the Citadel's tyrannical grip. But in the midst of their rebellion, a traitor lurks. And when their safe haven is destroyed, Caenum and his friends must flee deeper into the wilds than ever before. Because he has something the Citadel wants--a weapon that could change everything. A weapon he must protect at all costs.
In this thrilling new sequel to Inked, Eric Smith delivers a heart-pounding conclusion to the battle between magic and free will.
I hope you all like it. <3