Path.Through.Pages February 2024 Featured Author – Special Offer
I’m epic fantasy author, Delilah Waan, and I’m so honored to be the February 2024 featured author for Path.Through.Pages. (Make sure to scroll all the way down to the end to claim your special offers!)
My debut fantasy novel, Petition, is the story of Rahelu, the daughter of deeply indebted immigrant fisherfolk, who must beat her privileged rich kids rivals in a ruthless job hunt tournament to save her family.
~115,000 words / 430 pages paperback / 374 pages hardcover
“You don’t belong here. Go back to the gutters, or better yet, to Chanaz. Don’t shame the Guild; no House will take someone like you.”—Petition, Chapter 2, House-born
Here’s what you can expect:
👩🏻 An angry Asian female lead who’s flawed but relatable
🔥 Her rage literally gives her power
✨ Everyone can do emotion-based magic!
⚔️ Fast-paced sword & sorcery tournament with spears and crossbows
🔪 Murder mystery with evil cultists (and a little gore)
🐟 Lots of fish (main character’s family are immigrant fisherfolk)
💔 Asian parenting trauma
😭 Emotional devastation
🏅 Award winning writing (Petition is an SPFBO9 semi-finalist and a 2023 Indie Ink finalist)
From the back cover:
In the Dominion of Aleznuaweite, anyone can rise to the greatest heights—if they are willing to pay the price.
Failure is a luxury Rahelu can’t afford. Her family sold everything, left their ancestral home, and became destitute foreigners for the sake of her resonance skills. Now she can manipulate emotional echoes to discern truth from lies, conjure the past, and even foretell the future.
But an act of petty revenge by her rival destroys her chance at joining one of the great Houses. Desperate to prove her family’s sacrifices were not in vain, Rahelu calls upon the most dangerous magic of all—altering fortune.
A slight twist of fate is enough to restore her way forward…with deadly consequences she never bargained for. The Houses make a pawn of her in their bitter struggle for control of the Dominion. A shadowy cult grows ever closer to completing an ancient ritual.
And Rahelu discovers that fulfilling her oath to her family might come at the cost of her mother’s life.
What readers are saying:
A little teaser:
Rahelu drew her palm across the gritty lines of ash-and-oil over her heart, collapsing her resonance ward. She felt her mother’s mental presence through their contact point of wrinkled hand to elbow, and she allowed it.
No, not just allowed it. Encouraged it. She summoned every single moment of hope and anger and frustration that she had kept dammed up inside since they had arrived in this stupid, stinking, House-born-infested city; she let all those roiling emotions flood out of her body and into the world.
Let them all know.
Read the sample chapters:
Claim your special offer:
Enter these exclusive discount codes at checkout to get the ebook for $2.99 USD (40% off the normal price of $4.99 USD) during the month of February 2024.
|Direct from my store
|29 February 2024
For readers in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam, please use:
|11:59 PM your local time on 29 February 2024
|Barnes & Noble
|11:59 PM Eastern Time on 29 February 2024
|11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on 29 February 2024
Amazon, Apple, and Kobo do not let me provide exclusive discount codes, unfortunately, but you can still get this deal by purchasing direct from me and then using the following methods get the ebook on your ereader.
- Amazon Kindle readers: Download the epub file, then use the Send to Kindle function.
- Apple Books readers: Download the epub file, then import the ebook into the Books app. You can use iCloud to read the book on any of your Apple devices.
- Kobo readers: Download the epub file, then add the books to your ereader using Google Drive, Dropbox, or a USB cable and your computer.
Prefer to read in print?
Signed paperbacks and hardcovers are available from my store. Prices listed are in AUD and signed books will ship from Australia:
You can also buy Petition in paperback and hardcover formats at major retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble:
Or ask your local indie bookstore to order it in at the counter.
On a book buying ban?
Here’s 3 ways to read Petition for free:
- Via Kobo’s Kobo Plus book subscription service
- Request the paperback or hardcover at your local library
- Request the ebook via your library to read it on OverDrive (Libby) or Hoopla
Do you like book swag?
Signed book plates, map prints, and a book box are available in my store. Prices listed are in AUD and book swag will ship from Australia:
PS: did you miss Sarah’s unboxing of the signed book box? Check it out here:
Want to hear more from me?
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