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partyCome join us for our monthly Broad Universe Author Facebook Party on August 11th! From Noon to Midnight EST, come meet women authors of science fiction, fantasy, and horror as they chat about their books and give away fabulous prizes. Check out the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/256421998074726 and be sure to invite your friends - there will be a special prize for the person who brings the most guests with them!

New Release: Angel’s Messiah

AM-3D-Cover-300px20wideWritten by Melanie Tomlin, Angel's Messiah is the third book in the urban / dark fantasy 'Angel Series'.

THE BLURB:
Helena -- part earth-bound angel, part vampire -- is pregnant, and it's playing havoc with her unique abilities. Her usual diet of vampire blood makes her physically ill, one minute she's visible the next she's not, and she's suffering from blackouts.

After yet another blackout, Helena finds herself back in Satan's clutches. This time there is no way for her to escape on her own, and a dangerous rescue mission ends with Helena going into labour prematurely.

Helena's child is born and all too soon must leave her to deliver a message to the mortal world. But the last time someone was sent with a message, it didn't end well ...

ADVANCE REVIEW EXCERPT:
"Overall? 5 Shiny crystallized stars for Angel's Messiah. I am very much sitting on the edge of my seat for the next installment! Thank you Melanie Tomlin for the great journey and the copy! As for you guys? I am totally recommending this book, please go and grab a copy and start the series asap if you haven't. Like right now." -- The Four Eyed Cat Reviews

ANGEL'S MESSIAH IS AVAILABLE FROM:
Amazon (print and ebook): mybook.to/angels_messiah
Author website (print): https://www.melanietomlin.com/product/angels-messiah/
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/626279
iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/book/id1107280882
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/angel-s-messiah
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angels-messiah-melanie-tomlin/1123610702?ean=2940152804638

WSFA Small Press Award Accepting Nominations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Washington Science Fiction Association [www.wsfa.org] has established a literary award to honor the work done by small presses in promoting and preserving science fiction. The award, now in its tenth year, is given annually for short fiction works (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction or like literature) published by a small press. Stories may be nominated by SF authors and small press publishers. Details of the nomination process and contact information can be found at [www.wsfasmallpressaward.org] click on Rules.   Deadline for nominations is March 31, 2016. If you have any questions email: admin (at) wsfasmallpressaward (dot) org.

Broad Universe Annual Meeting

The Broad Universe Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2015 at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, and 6 PM Pacific. An agenda and call-in information will be sent to members a few days prior to the meeting.

Thank you.

Roxanne Bland
President
Broad Universe

NEW ARTHURIAN NOVEL GIVES READERS GUINEVERE’S POINT OF VIEW

Once Upon a Time has been captivating viewers with this storyline since September. In July 2016, Guy Ritchie will bring it to the big screen. Arthurian legend, Daughter20of20Destiny20eBook20Cover20Largethat is. But those stories are focused on the legendary king and his court. In a year when the U.S. may see its first female President, it’s only fair to ask, what about his queen?

Nicole Evelina brings the female perspective to life in her Chaucer Award-nominated debut work of historical fantasy, Daughter of Destiny, which tells the story of Guinevere’s life before her legendary lover in her own words. But she’s not the fading flower of medieval legend. Evelina’s Guinevere is a sword-wielding priestess born into the war-torn world late fifth century Britain. Descendent from a Celtic mother born to lead the Votadini tribe and Roman father, she is a woman of her own mind who takes action to shape her destiny.

As a young girl, terrifying visions force Guinevere to Avalon, where she meets Morgan, a woman of questionable parentage who is destined to become her rival. As Guinevere matures to womanhood, she gains the powers of a priestess, and falls in love with a man who will be both her deepest love and her greatest mistake. Just when Guinevere is able to envision a future in Avalon, tragedy forces her back home, into a world she barely recognizes, one in which her pagan faith, outspokenness, and proficiency in the magical and military arts are liabilities. When a chance reunion with her lover leads to disaster, she is cast out of Northgallis and into an uncertain future. As a new High King comes to power, Guinevere must navigate a world of political intrigue where unmarried women are valuable commodities and seemingly innocent actions can have life-altering consequences.

You may think you know the story of Guinevere, but you’ve never heard it like this. Listen and you will hear the true story of Camelot and its queen. Fans of Arthurian legend and the Mists of Avalon will love Daughter of Destiny, the first book in the Guinevere’s Tale trilogy that gives Guinevere back her voice and traces her life from an uncertain eleven year old girl to a wise queen in her fifth decade of life.

The audio book of Daughter of Destiny is narrated by Hollywood actress Serena Scott Thomas, who has appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Inherent Vice, the James Bond film The World is Not Enough, as well as television series such as Nip/Tuck, Nash Bridges, NCIS and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She will also voice the other two books in the trilogy.

Print and ebook copies of Daughter of Destiny may be obtained from Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com, Kobo, iBooks, and Smashwords, among other outlets. The audio book will be available soon from iTunes, Audible and ACX.