Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Labyrinth Wall

I was super excited to be invited to be a part of the launch for this fascinating new book. I'm not much of a fantasy fan, but I can't wait to read it!

The Labyrinth Wall Monster Party!
Welcome to The Labyrinth Wall Monster Party! The monster party blog fest is a celebration of The Labyrinth Wall book release, which is available now. So to join in the fun… The Labyrinth Wall Author, Emilyann, has invited participants to post about a monster, share The Labyrinth Wall release information and jump around to read about everyone else’s monsters. Join the party by hoping around to check out the monsters, and have a blast!

As I mentioned, I'm not a big fantasy fan, but give me a good, scary monster, and I'll cower under the bedclothes to read all night.  Some of my favorites come from Greek mythology.  How can a snake-haired gorgon like Medusa not terrify?  Or the minotaur?  Or the seemingly sweet sirens who sing sailors to their doom...

Without further delay, let’s kick off this book launch and learn more about The Labyrinth Wall…
The Labyrinth Wall
(Obsidian Series, Book1)

This is the tale of a young woman who discovers that although labyrinth walls confine her and her enemies try to repress her, the power of hope can set her free…

The Labyrinth Wall:
Young Adult Fantasy Novel
By: Emilyann Girdner
Nicole Zoltack and James Allen Sr.

Free Amazon Download (New Year Special!)

Ebook: Now on Amazon

Paperback: Delays on physical copies, look for them later in January through Barnes & Noble and Amazon

New review:

“Full of exciting situations, humor, and a good look at the human psyche of a labyrinth prisoner, this book pulls you in, and doesn't let you go until the very end.” ~ Desert Rose Reviews

Readers have said:
"A fascinating tale of adventure, danger and self discovery. You will not want to put this one down as you are drawn into the quest for something as unknown and distant as a reoccurring, puzzling and incomprehensible dream."

"The Author created a very in depth world that left me even more curious about it."

Fun Fact:
(There are varying excerpts and facts to be found at sites participating in this event)
Here is what the author has said about her inspiration for this series and book:
“The concept was originally sparked by my interest in Dante’s Inferno but set in a Lord of the Rings like fantasy world… but it evolved. I began to think about the characters in this world and thought ‘what if I explore a character that never had a childhood because they are actually a creation? So as a writer I am forced into a very strange perspective of someone learning to understand themselves and others for the first time?’ And of course, where better to explore all of this than in a labyrinth; a place that holds so much mystery and possibility?”  
Explore the labyrinth map…

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Don’t forget to hop around to all the participating sites and show some comment love…

The Labyrinth Wall Party Sites and post dates:


Rachel Morgan (1/2/13)


Julie Flanders (1/2/13)





The Warrior Muse (1/6/13)


Heather Holden (1/5/13)


Fiction and Film (1/5/13)


Cynthia Shepp (1/2/13)


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  1. Fascinating premise and lots of cool release ideas. Wishing Emilyann much success with her book! :)

  2. I am not much of fantasy reader either, nor a monster fan, yet this book has grabbed me, and I am really enjoying it. Maybe I have discovered I do, in fact like this genre.

    1. I'm so glad you're into it. If you want to dip further into the genre, you might like Eragon (dragons) and The Shannara series (all kinds of stuff) by Terry Brooks is awesome as well. =) There's also the Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan that I've really enjoyed (about faeries).

  3. I love mythology too, Kate =) Medusa is so interesting to me, because I feel like she's misunderstood. I actually did a Portrait series on mythological female creatures in college, and Gorgons were part of it. I'll have to post about the series sometime, but to summarize about Medusa, I don't think most people she was raped in Athena's temple, and then Athena punished her by turning her into a Gorgon... and then she tried to hide away, but she was sought out and killed anyway. Of course, there's varying portrayals and details, but her story just fascinates me. So cool that you mention her. And who doesn't love the Minotaur or Sirens? Greek mythology is so fun. Thank you again for posting about the book, Kate =-) This has been such as fun event and I'm really glad you could join.

    1. Thanks for letting me be a part of it! I love discovering new books and it's good to experiment with new genres.