Cover Reveal and Release Date for The Final Paladin

Today we have an exciting new cover to reveal to our treasured readers. We hope you love it as much as we do!

The Final Paladin by T.J. Akers is the final release for our 2017 production schedule, and we could not be happier to have this adventure round out our calendar year!

When does this compelling novel release?

The official release date for The Final Paladin is November 14, 2017.

Now, a little about the book itself.

Life for Peg Bowman is rough in the infamous slums of Five Points, New York, but her brother’s murder changes everything.

Thrust into incredible worlds beyond any story she’s ever heard, Peg meets Sir Godfrey, an eleven-hundred-year-old knight from Charlemagne’s court, trainer of Paladins. He reveals to Peg her family’s ancient obligation to protect the Key of Apollyon, a relic of immense power. She is the last descendant of the Paladins and his only hope for keeping it safe.

When Godfrey confides her brother was murdered because of the Key, Peg rejects her calling and demands revenge, a luxury she can ill afford as otherworldly creatures seek her death to claim the Key’s power for themselves.

Can Godfrey and his faithful retinue—Chim the Hobgoblin, Rebecca the Jewish Maven and healer, and Jack the sometimes human and sometimes seven-foot Black Dog—keep her safe and convince her that her calling is worth pursuing? Or will she succumb to the Key’s lure and wield it for revenge?

And now for the cover.

We are so thankful to Sara Helwe Digital Arts for creating yet another lovely cover for one of our authors!

We will be releasing more Final Paladin news in the near future, so stay tuned for updates.

Happy reading!

~The L2L2 Publishing Team

T.J. Akers desires to be a multimillionaire when he grows up and give his wealth to his favorite causes: churches, schools, and animal shelters. Since the millions have been slow in coming, he’s settled for working as a computer technician for a state university and volunteering at his church and local animal shelter. Whenever possible, he indulges his love of writing stories to entertain people, especially younger readers.

Akers holds a Masters of English from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and can often be found roaming the university’s library, especially the children’s and young adult sections. Librarians have always been his heroes.

He lives with his beloved wife of thirty years, his dog, and two cats. The dog is an excellent writing companion, but the cats have proven to be rather critical. Learn more at www.tjakers.com.

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A Huge Thank You to the Alara’s Call Launch Team!

If you shared the cover during the cover reveal, posted about preorders, endorsed, reviewed, or wrote a blog post, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being a part of Kristen Stieffel’s launch team for Alara’s Call!

We couldn’t have done it without you.

And to all of those who came to the online launch party Thursday evening, thank you!

We had such a wonderful time getting to know each of you and sending out so many prizes.

And we especially want to thank the many bloggers who signed up to participate in the blog tour.

We treasure each one of you!

And to those who purchased and reviewed Alara’s Call, a thousand times, thank you! Your support and continued readership means the world to our authors and our team.

And to those who have yet to read this lovely new release, Alara’s Call returns to full price tomorrow ($4.99), so today is your last chance to get the ebook for $2.99. We hope you love this story as much as we do!

Happy reading!

~The L2L2 Publishing Team

Alara’s Call

Alara’s Call
Tales are often told of heroes who fulfill ancient prophecies. Alara’s Call is the tale of a woman who gives new ones.
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Tales are often told of heroes who fulfill ancient prophecies. Alara’s Call is the tale of a woman who gives new ones.

Alara sees visions of other’s futures, but never her own.

A young clergywoman with a fiery passion for her Telshan faith, she has been assigned to a mission abroad but longs to lead a congregation in her homeland. Her father, the prime minister, jeopardizes her dream and her safety when he coerces her into what he calls a diplomatic mission.

But it’s a ruse.

The trip is meant to end with her marriage to the crown prince of a foreign nation, where members of Alara’s faith are persecuted and women oppressed. All for a trade agreement her father is desperate to enact.

But her mentor intervenes and takes Alara to Dorrel, the suitor she left behind. They believe they are safe, but foreign soldiers are under orders to bring Alara to the king’s palace…by any means necessary.

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Series: The Prophet's Chronicle, Book 1
Genre: Fantasy
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Exciting Month for L2L2 Publishing!

Not only does Alara’s Call release this month, we are also finalizing our publication schedule for 2018 and getting ready for our next three cover reveals. We cannot wait!

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or follow our blog in order not to miss any of our forthcoming announcements.

But first, Alara’s Call by Kristen Stieffel!

This beyond-lovely book releases September 19th, and our team is busily preparing for its launch.

There will be a blog tour, a Facebook release party, a physical release party in Kristen’s home state of Florida, a book-signing tour, and a special preorder price of $2.99 instead of $4.99 for the ebook.

{Preorder here.}

{Join the Facebook party here.}

{Or follow Kristen here.}

We cannot wait to celebrate this new release with you!

And stay tuned for our exciting announcements.

Happy reading!

~The L2L2 Publishing Team

Blog Tour Schedule:

Monday, September 11th, Gretchen E.K. Engel, www.newauthors.wordpress.com, “Review of Alara’s Call

Monday the 11th, Catherine Bonham, www.dolphin18cb.wordpress.com, “FANtastic Interview with Kristen Stieffel”

Tuesday the 12th, Jebraun Clifford, www.jebraunclifford.com, Visual Post: “Alara’s Call: Royal Palace Inspirations”

Wednesday the 13th, Kate Jameson, www.kategjameson.wordpress.com, “Book Review: Alara’s Call

Wednesday the 13th, Anna Tan, www.blog.annatsp.com, “#BookReview: Alara’s Call by Kristen Stieffel”

Thursday the 14th, Laura A. Grace, www.unicornquester.com, Guest Post by Kristen Stieffel: “My Favorite Character: General Rariden”

Thursday the 14th, J.M. Hackman, www.jmhackman.com, “Interview with Kristen Stieffel”

Friday the 15th, Travis Perry, www.travissbigidea.blogspot.com, Story World Feature: “A Familiar Fantasy: Alara’s Call

Friday the 15th, Liv Fisher, www.livkfisher.blogspot.com, “Alara’s Call: Blog Tour & Visual Post”

Saturday the 16th, Laurie Lucking, www.landsuncharted.com, “Top 3 Bible Verses That Inspired Alara’s Call

Sunday the 17th, Steve Rzasa, www.steverzasa.com, “Behind the Scenes: Alara’s Call

Monday the 18th, Laurin Boyle, www.laurinboyle.wordpress.com, “Review of Alara’s Call by Kristen Stieffel”

Tuesday the 19th, Kristen Stieffel, www.kristenstieffel.com, “Alara’s CallRelease Day!

Tuesday the 19th, Kristen Stieffel, www.newauthors.wordpress.com, “Alara’s Marcher Lord Roots,” Release Day!

Wednesday the 20th, Gillian Bronte Adams, www.gillianbronteadams.com, “Giving My Heroine a Face—Guest Post from Kristen Stieffel”

Thursday the 21st, Michele Israel Harper, www.micheleisraelharper.com, “My Favorite Part of Alara’s Call,” Facebook Party Day!

Friday the 22nd, Rebecca LuElla Miller, www.rebeccaluellamiller.wordpress.com, “A Lesson in Persistence”

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Scavenger Hunt, Blog Tour, Cover Reveal–Thank You!

Thank you, everyone who participated in Deanna Fugett’s blog tour, whether by hosting our author on your blog or even by sharing or reading her posts. You made it a success!

Are you missing a scavenger hunt clue? Here is a list of Fugett’s blog stops so you may gather all clues and enter the final sentence into this Google Docs form. The prize? A paperback of Ending Fear and its coloring book!

And here is the final clue for the Scavenger Hunt!

The giveaway of Ending Fear and its coloring book will end two weeks from today, or August 6th at midnight EST.

Also, we want to thank everyone who participated in the cover reveal for Alara’s Call by Kristen Stieffel.

Thank you for sharing Kristen Stieffel’s cover! (This may not be a complete list, and we apologize if we missed anyone.)

Jebraun Clifford (Blog Post)

Jennette Mbewe (Blog Post)

Gretchen Engel

Laura A. Grace (Blog Post)

Laurie Lucking

Deanna Fugett

Diane Kirkpatrick

Lee Kirkpatrick

Teresa TL Bruce

Linda Lisak

Ralene Burke

J.M. Hackman (Blog Post)

Deborah Dunson

Tina Yeager

Michele Israel Harper (Blog Post)

And last but not least, the author herself: Kristen Stieffel (Blog Post)

Did you share Alara’s Call’s cover the day of the reveal? Please let us know in the comments!

 

Next stop, Realm Makers!

Jebraun Clifford and Michele Israel Harper will be taking manuscript pitches at this writers’ conference, and they cannot wait to hear what you’ve written. We hope to see you next weekend!

Then join Michele Israel Harper the following weekend as she speaks at Taylor’s Professional Writing Conference. She will be speaking on the subjects of “Writing Fantasy for the Christian Marketplace” and “So You Want To Be Published: But Are You Ready?”

See the full list of classes here.

Happy reading!

~The L2L2 Publishing Team

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Alara’s Call Cover Reveal Is Here!

We are positively thrilled to reveal our newest cover!

Alara’s Call by Kristen Stieffel releases September 19, 2017 from L2L2 Publishing.

Congratulations, Kristen Stieffel!

From the back cover:

Tales are often told of heroes who fulfill ancient prophecies. Alara’s Call is the tale of a woman who gives new ones.

Alara sees visions of other’s futures, but never her own.

A young clergywoman with a fiery passion for her Telshan faith, she has been assigned to a mission abroad but longs to lead a congregation in her homeland. Her father, the prime minister, jeopardizes her dream and her safety when he coerces her into what he calls a diplomatic mission.

But it’s a ruse.

The trip is meant to end with her marriage to the crown prince of a foreign nation, where members of Alara’s faith are persecuted and women oppressed. All for a trade agreement her father is desperate to enact.

But her mentor intervenes and takes Alara to Dorrel, the suitor she left behind. They believe they are safe, but foreign soldiers are under orders to bring Alara to the king’s palace…by any means necessary.

We also want to thank Sara Helwe of Sara Helwe Digital Arts for another gorgeous cover. This cover artist has been such a blessing to our company, and we are grateful to have her on our team.

And thank you, dear readers, for joining us today.

Happy Reading!

~The L2L2 Publishing Team

About the author:

Kristen Stieffel was raised by parents who were Trekkies long before anyone coined the term, so naturally she specializes in writing and editing speculative fiction.

Prior to becoming a freelance editor and instructor of the writing craft, Kristen worked for twenty years at Orlando Business Journal, a weekly newspaper for executives and small business owners. After serving in both advertising and graphic design, Kristen transferred to the newsroom as a page designer and copyeditor. During her ten years in the newsroom, she wrote more than a thousand articles, columns, and opinion pieces.

An ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church USA, Kristen leads adult Bible study classes because it’s way easier than teaching kids. She is also an avid knitter, despite living in Florida. It is the state that pioneered air conditioning, after all. Visit www.KristenStieffel.com to learn more about this many-faceted author, editor, and instructor.