Special Offer February 11-26

I’m excited to announce a Special Offer I’m running along with the launch of the first book in A Practical Guide to Sorcery, A Conjuring of Ravens! This offer is available for only two weeks, through February 26.

All pledges at $7 or more will receive a faux-celerium Conduit keychain (in our world it’s known as raw quartz). This level also includes early  access to the next 3 chapters of the story, which will be getting into  Book 2, A Binding of Blood, and all the illustrated excerpts from  Siobhan’s grimoire. 

Pledges at $25 or more will also receive a personalized paperback copy of the book, with your name in it and a message from me on the first page, along with a signed bookplate sticker I designed for this story. The bookplate sticker is meant to go inside the book, but you can do whatever you want with it.

My goal here is to reach the 25 patrons milestone. When we reach that point, I will post an extra 2 chapters within the following week.

If we hit 35 total patrons, I will post a map of University grounds, big enough to have printed, and an omake chapter that you guys give suggestions for and vote on. It  can be from any side character’s POV, and explore their experience of  something that happened in A Conjuring of Ravens. Want to know what  happened with the coppers or the Morrows after their fight with Siobhan  at the end of Book 1? Want to know what a random side student feels like  going to class with Sebastien Siverling, who doesn’t remember their  name even after months in the same dorm and same classes? Want to see  what schemes the girl who has a crush on Sebastien comes up with to get  his attention? You guys decide what you want to see (though I will veto  anything that would disrupt the plot, like seeing into an important  character’s head on a topic that is supposed to remain hidden,) and I  will write it.

If we somehow hit 50 total patrons by February 26, I  will post 4 bonus chapters within a week, a map of University grounds,  and either 2 omake chapters or 1 omake and your choice of Siobhan’s next  illustrated grimoire excerpt.

What if I only pledge at $ 7+ for one month, then stop?
You  will still get the Conduit keychain/personalizd paperback/bookplate  sticker, as well as my thanks for your support, and will just lose  access to the normal rewards of whatever tier you chose after your month  of membership is up, like advance chapters and the grimoire excerpts.

What if I pledge at less than $7?
I  won’t be able to send you any of the bonus physical gifts, but you will  still get access to whatever rewards are available at the tier you  choose, and you still get my sincere gratitude. Plus, if we get to the  goal milestones, while you may not get early access to  chapters, you’ll still get multiple releases in a week, and you’ll get  the map and the omake chapter(s) at even the lowest tier! Patrons can be  at any level–they do not need to be at $7 or above.

I’m already a Patron, what about me?
You’re  set to get whatever rewards are available at your tier without doing  anything, just make sure I have your correct mailing address if you’ve moved since becoming my patron. If you’re below the level for physical goods like the  personalized paperback, and you would like to get them, you’ll need to  upgrade your tier before the 26th.

What if I pledge at one of the higher tiers, like Archmage or Free-Caster?
You  will get all of the the special offer gifts, as well as whatever  rewards come with your tier normally. A spell of your design in the  official story, or a short story with the characters and prompt of your  choice.

Do you guys have any questions? Just let me know in the comments, or send me a message. 

If you have friends who might be interested in this, let them know! More patrons, at any level, means a better chance for those goal milestone rewards. 

A Conjuring of Ravens: Pre-Order

I’m super happy to announce that the first book in my new Practical Guide to Sorcery series is up and available for pre-order as an ebook.
It’s only $2.99 for the pre-order period, but it will be going up to the standard $4.99 price after launch week.
In a world where magic is a science, Siobhan Naught is a genius.
But even geniuses need schooling.
Siobhan will do anything to learn magic.
But she’s just been banned from the country’s only magical university.
As the unwitting accomplice to the theft of a priceless magical artifact, she has suddenly become a wanted criminal. There are fates worse than death, and if caught, she will face them. Unwilling to give up on her dream of becoming the world’s most powerful sorcerer, she resolves to do whatever it takes to change her fate.
Even if it means magically disguising herself as a boy and indebting herself to a gang of criminals to pay for University tuition.
With the coppers after her, the pressure of trying to keep her spot in the devilishly competitive magic classes, and the gang calling in favors to repay her debts, Siobhan will need every drop of magic she can channel.
It is currently available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and iBooks.
Get your copy now for 40% off!: https://books2read.com/u/m0wPEl
More stores (and the paperback!) will be coming soon, and for those of you who are interested in audio, I will be starting the search for a narrator as soon as the final book in the Seeds of Chaos series is completed.

Gods of Ash and Amber Pre-Release Audio Chapters

Hey guys!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the audiobook for the final Seeds of Chaos book. I’ve got good, bad, and more good news.

Good news #1: It’s in production! Natalie has the book and is working on it.

Bad news: Due to some unavoidable life issues Natalie’s been facing, recording has been slowed.

Good news #2: For those of you who are eager to listen now rather than wait until the whole audiobook is available for purchase, patrons at the $5 (Journeyman) tier can listen along as chapters are completed.

We hope to finish at least 2 chapters per week, and likely more than that.

Once the book is completed and live on Audible/iTunes, anyone who has contributed a lifetime amount of $15 or more will get a free Audible download code for the finalized audiobook. We’re not sure exactly when it’ll be available for regular purchase, but I’m hoping February or March.

Click here to become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/azaleaellis

Go here to listen to all current chapters: https://www.azaleaellis.com/audiobbooks/listen-to-gods-of-ash-and-amber/

You’ll need to be logged in as a patron to access that page.

Hopefully this will tide over those of you who’ve been waiting to experience the ending!

As always, Happy Reading!


Typo Hunting Team Recruitment

Hey guys!

I just got the completed first novel in the Practical Guide to Sorcery series back from my awesome line editor. We’ve made some changes made here and there. Mostly prose, but also some minor alterations to the story. “A Conjuring of Ravens” is going to be published around the end of January. (No pre-order links yet.)

If any of you are interested in reading a pre-release version of this book (Chapters 1-37, plus a prologue) before it’s officially available, I am looking to put together a Typo Hunting Team. This story has already been gone over several times, but inevitably things slip through the cracks, or mistakes are created while editing or tweaking other things. I want to get more sharp eyeballs on it.

Those of you who are interested can sign up here: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/a1y2t4

As a thank you, people who join the team and complete the assignment will be getting a paperback copy of the published book, a signed bookplate sticker (it goes in the front of your book just like an author signature), and a $20 e-gift card to the bookstore of your choice. 

Let me know if you have any questions! 

As always, Happy Reading!


Seeds of Chaos Whole Series Discount

Hey guys!

Until Midnight, I’m running a discount on the whole Seeds of Chaos Series, at over 70% OFF. If you haven’t picked up any of the books in the series, now is the time to grab them!

Finish the series at a discount here: https://amzn.to/3mYxSg0

If you have friends who would be interested, share the above link with them! The first book is FREE, so they can try it out and by the time they realize it they’re hooked on the story with no hope of ever leaving… Ahem. I mean. Yeah, the first book is free, so they can try it and see if they like it.

Happy reading!


First Goal Reached! (Extra Chapter)

We’ve reached ten patrons, which is the first goal! Thank you all very much for your support. It means a lot to me to see other people enjoying this story.

As promised, I will be posting an extra chapter as a thank you. It will come out on Sunday the 29th, on my website like always.

After that, it’ll be the regularly schedule Thursday chapter, until we reach twenty-five patrons, when I will post two extra chapters!

Thank you again, and as always, happy reading!


GOAA Paperbacks + Updates

Hey guys! I hope all of you are doing well during these difficult times. My family and I are all alright, though some of us have been struggling with diminished incomes and the lifestyle restrictions of the stay-at-home order in Idaho. Personally, my lifestyle hasn’t changed too much, since I have a home office and am a bit of a homebody anyway, but I am looking forward to things going back to normal.

The Seeds of Chaos series is finished with the last book, Gods of Ash and Amber. Thank you very much to everyone who bought the book, recommended the series to their friends, or otherwise helped support me.

Both ebook and paperback options are now available. You can see the proof copy of the paperback above, which took sooo long to print and come to me with the delays due to the coronavirus. Below is an interior shot.

I’ve had some questions about when the audio version will be released, but I don’t have a timeline on that yet. Audio is quite expensive, especially for long books like my own. I do plan to complete audiobooks of the entire series (except the novella), but I’m a few thousand dollars away from being able to produce the final book. 

As a small bonus to celebrate the end of the series, I mocked up a little threat dossier on Eve for those of you on my newsletter. 

Coming next is a new series, A Practical Guide to Sorcery. It’s a hard fantasy series (magic is a science, with a cost for everything it gives) centering around a young woman who is determined to become the most powerful sorcerer in her generation. I’ve written most of the first book, and am going to do an experiment with serializing it chapter-by-chapter on this website before official publication. The first chapter will be coming out at the end of next month, though you can read a short excerpt now. 

I have SO MUCH fun writing this new series, so I hope you guys will have fun reading it as well. 

Ciao for now!


Gods of Ash and Amber Progress

Gods of Ash and Amber is the next book in the Seeds of Chaos series, for those of you who don’t know.

I finished writing the 115th page earlier today, and this is what it looks like at the moment.

I’m making pretty good progress, and if things continue in this vein, the book should be finished and available for purchase by the end of the year.

In other news, I’m working on a couple cool projects.

I’m creating an illustrated dossier on the Seal of Nine (Eve’s) team that will contain little “photos” of the characters and threat assessments. Kind of like what the CIA (or NIX) might compile for a high-profile threat.

It will be going out to the people on my newsletter, probably sometime next month, so if you’d like a chance to get it for free, just sign up.

I’m also creating a compilation/box set of the first two books in the series, which will be getting cool new cover artwork. That, too, should be coming out next month.

That’s all for now, and back to the writing for me, guys!


Audiobook-Gods of Myth and Midnight

The audiobook for Gods of Myth and Midnight, (the book which I have taken to calling “The Beast” because it’s so big), is live in stores. Natalie Duke, narrator extraordinaire, once again did a fantastic job.

Click here or on the image to listen to the first five minutes.

If you are an Audible member, this $30 audiobook can be had with a $15 credit, approximately 50% off, which is a great deal. If you’re not, they’re offering 2 free audiobooks to new members through this link. (Keep your books forever, even if you cancel.)

It’s also available on Amazon and will go live on iTunes whenever they get around to updating my book page.

In other news, I’m writing the next book in the series now (after taking a break from Seeds of Chaos for a few months), and making pretty quick progress so far. It is tentatively titled Gods of Ash and Amber, and will be the penultimate book in the Seeds of Chaos series.