Monday, March 25, 2013

Three Books for the Price of Two

I've revised the prices for The Witches of Galdorheim trilogy now available in a single volume on Amazon.

Katrina the teen witch with her half-vampire brother, Rune, brave crossing the arctic sea, being attacked by  a polar bear, fighting giants, dodging magic attacks by an evil shaman, and that's just in book 1 of this trilogy. Complete in a single volume, follow Kat's adventures from the arctic circle to the Otherworld in Scotland.

446 pages of Kat Witch Goodness for ONLY $16.95 at Amazon.

Bad Spelling, Midnight Oil, and Scotch Broom are $7.00 each at Amazon. Bought individually, the three books cost $21.00

Let's do the math:
Three Books = $21.00
Single Volume = $14.00
SAVINGS         $7.00! That's one whole book free!

Leave a Suitably Congratulatory Comment to Win All Three Ebooks in PDF format. 
I might even give away a print copy to one brilliant commenter (gifted via Amazon).

Savings on the UK and European Amazon sites are as close as I can get in £ and € currency.


  1. I'm so glad the three books are combined. I've read them all and am ordering copies for my granddaughters. What a wonderful gift to give the young reader for any occasion. Birthdays, holidays, etc.
    Hey, I even enjoyed them. What a fun read. You have a brilliant imagination, Marva.

    Thanks for being on my blog today.

  2. Thanks for giving me a billboard, Lorrie. I know you get a ton of traffic, so some lucky folks will get ebooks and even a print book if selected.

  3. What a great giveaway. I hope a lot of readers and others join us. I'd hate to see them miss out.

  4. Congratulations, Marva, on having all three books together. What a thrill that must be!

    I have a rather strange question, and I'm not being facetious, but I've wondered this before. You mention that one of your characters is half-vampire. I sort of understand but I kindof don't. If you're a vampire, you're a vampire, yes? You either are or you aren't.

    Can you explain it in simple terms I can get, cause it's not getting through this rock head lol

    Thanks in advance!


  5. Congrats, Marva,
    A great way to sell your books in one neat package. Congrats...I'm thinking if the character is half vampire, maybe the other half is human? Just guessing here, but in the Twilight series, wasn't the little girl half human and half vamp? ...Tabs

  6. Julie: Rune wasn't turned, but has a vampire father (who was a warlock before being turned himself) and a witch mother. Yes, that does go against vampire lore, but there isn't a legend or myth I won't twist to my own purposes. I think most fantasy writers who use existing legend/myth have to change things up to keep the ideas fresh.

    Tabitha: Rune's better half is warlock (mom's a witch). I use warlock as a term for a male witch.

    Kat (the MC) is also 1/2-1/2. Her mother is also Rune's mother, but Kat's father is a Siberian Sami tribesman.

    1. Hi Marva,
      I'm surprised your publisher allowed you to use warlock for a male witch. My publisher wouldn't let me. I had to come up with my own word, so yes, I agree that fantasy writers change things to keep ideas fresh...Tabs

  7. And Tabitha is correct in re: Bella and Edward. I did establish my concept of the possibility of half-vamp before Stephanie Meyers' Twilight books came out. I didn't read any of her books since I like humorous fantasy, not OMG-teen-angst fantasy.

  8. Tabitha: My publisher let's me use anything except any hints of copyright infringement. In the 3rd book, I use a few Wizard of Oz references. I could use things directly from the books (now in public domain), but not from the MGM film (still under copyright). I had to cut one of my characters singing "Follow the yellow brick road." I could use a horse of a different color, a tornado, and one entire spell from the Oz books, but not used in the movie.

    I imagine your publisher has the evil warlock view. It's been mentioned to me and I'm fully aware of the generally dark view of the term warlock. Of course, witches have long been vilified as practitioners of black magic. That's certainly no longer the standard view.

    1. Yes, that's exactly the view my publisher took. Yes, I knew one couldn't use lyrics from a song. My publisher doesn't really like for us to use Trade Names either. I tend to use them sometimes and I know Stephen King does because I've read where he wrote specific, Skippy Peanut Butter in one of his books...maybe that's different, a brand name and not a trade name...not

  9. Lord help and protect us from teen angst. Or angst of any kind. You might gather I'm not much of an angst fan and you’d be right. Not even much of a fantasy fan, but reading Bad Spelling, the first in Marva’s Galdorheim series opened my eyes to how fantasy can come to life and make for a very entertaining read. I became enthralled with the lives of the inhabitants of this tiny island. The characters are wonderfully developed and believable which, for me, is the key. If an author can't make their fantasy world believable (which sure sounds like an oxymoron but isn’t in my mind), forget it. However, Marva’s pen takes us effortlessly into this magical world and brings it all to life.

    Got me thinking how many of those old-haggy women with the wild hair whose houses we all avoided as kids could have been like the Witch in Galdorheim (well, they were all witches, but the special one Rune and Katrina got to know). Just think what we missed out on.

    Congratulations, Marva, on publishing the three stories in one volume. Excellent idea. When you have a good thing going, keep going.

    1. Aw, gee, garsh (digging toe into the dirt). Gracias, Maria, for the kind words.

  10. Okay, I'll admit, I'm giggling at the angst comment too :) Congrats on your books, Marva, and I wish you the absolute best on sales!