Monday, August 24, 2020

New Release-Excerpt & Giveaway: WILD SKY by Zaya Feli

by Zaya Feli 

Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: Ebook: August 24th
Length: Ebook: 189,000 words
Subgenre: Fantasy/Romance
Warnings: mentions of symptoms of depression and PTSD. Medicine addiction and withdrawal. 

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Tauran Darrica has been retired from the Valreus Sky Guard for four years following the Battle of the Broken Wings that resulted in the death of his dragon. Now, all Tauran wants to do is spend his days forgetting the past and gambling his way to an unsteady income.

So when his old general from the Sky Guard hunts Tauran down to request his help with staving off the increasingly aggressive wild dragon population, Tauran refuses. But a fire ruins his rented room and leaves him without a place to stay, and Tauran finds himself on the road to Valreus, after all.

Tauran is determined to stay as far away from dragons as he can get, but a starry-eyed young man from Sharoani, land of the wild dragons, might just ruin his plans.

Kalai Ro-Ani has spent his life watching the stars, knowing he could never reach them.

With his wild dragon Arrow, he sets out for the city of Valreus in the hope of building himself a better future than he could have stuck at the foot of the Kel Visal dragon temples.

But nobody told Kalai that only the Sky Guard is allowed to own dragons, so when Arrow kills a guard in Kalai’s defense, it looks like his adventure might be over before it can begin. But a chance encounter at the old Valreus archive offers Kalai the future he’d been hoping for. In the span of a single day, he has a home, a job, and a purpose.

In Valreus, something much bigger falls into his lap – along with a tall and striking Valrean man with a rather strange disposition.

A new, LGBT+ fantasy story from Zaya Feli, featuring dragons, aerial battles and epic journeys through dangerous wilderness.

Praise for Wild Sky

Double threat author and illustrator, Zaya Feli, paints a vivid picture of queer love in the time of dragons in Wild Sky
- Nicole Kimberling, award-winning author of Sea of Stars

From the author, Zaya Feli

The overarching theme is about how healing is possible despite severe damage. That some things may not be fixable, and that simply learning to persevere and find support and happiness where it exists can be enough.


Kalai took the steps up quickly, and Tauran tried to keep pace, wincing when the nerves in his left leg gave a solid protest. 
“What are we doing?” Tauran asked, stopping at the top of the stairs. The room was mostly empty. A large bed in the center with the blankets tossed aside caught his gaze, and he found himself studying it longer than he’d meant to.
Damn, Tauran. Don’t think about the guy naked. You’ve only just met him. Maybe he could return later and find out if Kalai was interested in some casual fun. Skies, he hadn’t thought that way in years.
“Over here,” Kalai said. He moved to a sizable wooden box on the other side of the bed, lifting the top half off the box. 
Tauran crossed the distance to him. The box radiated warmth. Leaning forward to look inside, all the heat rushed out of him like a sliced bag of grain. 
Large. Oval. Deep red and covered in uniform scales.
An egg. A dragon egg. 
Tauran stepped back. Bumped his heel against the mattress. “Why are you showing me this?” The words came harder than he’d meant them to.
Kalai blinked, and turned over the note from the envelope. It had just four words written on it:

Show him the egg.

“I’m just doing what the note says,” Kalai said, visibly startling when Tauran snatched the note from his hand and crumbled it. 
“This is a mistake,” Tauran said, and turned. He marched to the stairs, his agitation making his limp worse, but he’d forgotten all about making a good impression. He knew what was coming. The fear, the sensation of being choked. He needed to get out, he needed air.

About the Author

Zaya Feli grew up in various small towns in eastern Denmark where she spent most of her childhood and youth daydreaming about strange and incredible fantasy worlds. In 2018, she moved to northern Denmark with her pet snake, Helix, to work as a web developer, and is now dedicating all her free time turning the fantasy worlds inside her head into words and illustrations on the page.
An avid sci fi and fantasy fan since childhood, she also has a deep love for history, archery, nature, language and art.
Zaya Feli released her debut novel, Stag's Run, in November 2016, and has since released four more full length novels and a short story. Her favourite genres are fantasy and sci-fi with a sprinkle of romance.


To celebrate the release of Wild Sky, Zaya Feli is giving away three e-copies of any back catalog e-book! Enter below. Must be 18 to enter and win, open internationally. 

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