December 16, 2014, Book View Cafe releases THE SPIRIT GATE, an alternate history / fantasy by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff.
What’s it about? Well, magic and faith and political intrigue and I can’t say more without spoilers. Here’s the promotional copy:
The magic of Polia is broken, the delicate connection between its male and female elements, sundered. Blame for this and other calamities both natural and political has long been laid at the feet of the White Mothers—rare adepts who can handle both male and female elements. The young widow, Kassia Telek, is one such woman. Barred from the legitimate use of her talents, she peddles herbs in the town square to feed herself and her son, Beyla … until, one day, she comes to the attention of Master Lukasha, head of Polia’s foremost center of arcane learning. Lukasha sees in the young widow a chance to mend his broken and besieged land and save Polia’s king from the necessity of a disastrous political marriage to a daughter of the Frankish Empire. It seems his dearest hopes will be realized when Kassia’s native curiosity and talent lead her to discover a trove of hidden knowledge. But Kassia gradually discovers that not everything that can be known should be known. The magic to which she holds the key, thrusts her into a battle with forces that can save Polia from its enemies or destroy everything she holds dear.
The novel will be available as an eBook with both EPUB (for iPad, Sony Reader, Nook, etc.) and MOBI (Kindle) formats. If you buy the novel from Book View Cafe, there is no digital rights management. That means you own any versions of the eBook BVC produces and can always download your book again for any of those formats.
It will also be available in the near future at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and the iBookstore.