Dear <<First Name>>,

Happy leaf-raking month! Read on for your chance to join my ARC team for To Earn the Sash, a Passage to Dawn prequel. I'm also featuring a slew of outstanding discount and free books, as well as one of the hottest audiobooks in fantasy.

My daughters had a blast playing in the "tree rain"!

The Other Magic Updates:

  • The Other Magic eBook will be FREE in the Amazon store for 4 days (October 23-26). The reason this is important is if you want a copy of the audiobook, this is cheapest way to get it. By "purchasing" the official eBook (for free), you'll be eligible for the price reduction on the audio, bringing it down to $7.49 USD, far cheaper than one Audible credit.
  • The Other Magic audiobook - Don't forget to encourage others to jump in by leaving your rating/review! Leave your Audible rating/review HERE.

To Earn the Sash ARC Available November 23:

  • To Earn the Sash is in the hands of the final proofreader and ARCs will be available by mid-November. If you would like to join my ARC review team, you can sign up HERE and I'll send you your copy early.
  • Your last chance to get your advanced reader copy will be November 23.
  • The public release is set for December 2.
  • I should have the official eBook cover from Podium Audio any day. I'll share that with you soon!
  • If you didn't get a chance to read the preview chapters, click below to download.
NOTE - This is a pre-production sample and may contain minor typos.
Click BELOW for your FREE preview.

The Other Way (Book II) Updates:

  • The completion of the first draft of The Other Way is close at hand. I'm working very hard to press toward the finish line. Once I begin to working my way through the first round of revisions, I'll start sharing sample chapters to appease those of you who are thirsting for the next book.
The Other Way -  Draft 1 Progress

Featured Audio book:
Magic, elves, dragons, goblins...a complete trilogy! Get all 42 masterful hours for just one credit on Audible!


If you're looking for the ultimate epic fantasy performed by one of the best narrators in the business, Tim Gerard Reynolds (seriously, he's amazing), look no further than The Keeper Chronicles. This was my first experience with J.A. Andrews' writing, but it will surely not be my last. With over 1600 Amazon reviews and a 4.7 star rating, I should not have been surprised, but it really is that good. If you're not an audio person, do yourself a favor and read this series in print or on a device by clicking HERE. The entire trilogy is currently discounted to just $.99.

Check out this recent interview with JA Andrews, Podium Audio, and the one and only TGR.
FREE e-books - Both promotions end October 31!
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Featured Indie Authors - Find Your New Favorite!
Angela J. Ford (International Bestselling Author)
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L. L. Thomsen - Author Website
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Theophilus Monroe - Author Website ← FREE series prequel also available on his website.
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Amanda Muratoff and Kayla Mansur - Author Website
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Introducing the Epic Fantasy Fanatics Facebook Group:
Do you have a place where you discuss the fantasy books you're reading? Epic Fantasy Fanatics is a 7.4K member Facebook group of like-minded readers who gather together to get fantasy book recommendations, to post and enjoy humorous fantasy-esque memes, and to suggest the best fantasy books to others. I've been a member for a number of years as a reader, and I love seeing fantasy-themed, non-political posts show up in my feed to break up all of the toxic political rhetoric. It's a delight.
A few examples...

FYI - I know you're itching to "like" these images. You have to join the EFF Facebook group first!

Recently, the moderators posted a competition for readers featuring some generous monetary prizes. Check out the suggested titles in this group below. These are some of the most popular fantasy books on the market today, with several USA Today, New York Times, and international bestsellers. Might be a good excuse to hop on the Kindle Unlimited bandwagon, too. There are over 150 titles in here from which to choose.
Here's the competition landing page:

If you missed the trailer, you can watch it now  Let me know what you think in the comments.
Finally, if you enjoyed, The Other Magic, and have not already done so, please pay it forward by posting an Amazon, Audible, or Goodreads review to help ensure that others like you choose to pursue this adventure. It is also incredibly rewarding and helpful for me to know what you enjoyed about the story! Who was your favorite character? What are you hoping to see in the second book in the series? Anything from a few sentences to a detailed analysis is welcome. Please follow one or both of the below links to leave feedback.

Leave your Amazon review here.
Leave your Audible review here.
Leave your Goodreads review here.

If you're not into leaving reviews, but would like to share your thoughts or ask a question, send me an email.

Thanks again for reading!


Derrick Smythe
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