Sunday, June 2, 2019

RELEASE DAY: Seeds of Hope by Douglas S. Pierce

Welcome back to Black Words-White Pages and Happy Release, Douglas S. Pierce!! I am so excited to be a part of this release!! First off, I wanna remind everybody that you can still purchase The Maiden's Song, which has both books one and two in it!!

The Maiden's Song

The stranger arched a knowing eyebrow and closed Mouse’s fingers around the flute. “Someday, perhaps, you can return this kindness by giving the gift of music to someone else in their time of need.”

Mouse—a fugitive and former stowaway—had no way of knowing that his benefactor was the very man that the Captain of the Hunter’s Ghost was hunting…or how playing music again would lead to a series of impossible choices…

“The Enemy comes for you, child. A foe like no other. The night will be long and dark. The dangers will seem too great. But you must find your song, child, even when that seems impossible...”

Those dark words by the kumpania’s ancient Seer are Seldy’s first warning that the life she adores—in the only home she’s ever known—is coming to a quick and violent end...

The Maiden’s Song is a tale of love and sacrifice of how Mouse and Seldy must endure intertwined journeys of self-discovery while being hunted by an implacable foe who will stop at nothing to claim the power of her secret heritage for himself.



Before we go on, I want to add a HUGE thank you to Rebecca Poole, owner of Dreams2media for the cover art and interior design and to The Blurb Doctor, Stacey Rourke for the new blurbs for books one and two!! If you are like me and LOVE signed paperback copies, you can also purchase directly from Douglas S. Pierce too of all three books!!


“Return this kindness by giving the gift of music to someone else in their time of need.”

Mouse—a fugitive and former stowaway—dreams of becoming a musician. By following the melody of his heart, he hopes to escape the grueling work and harsh punishments doled out aboard the Hunter’s Ghost. Gifted a flute by an enigmatic man, he finds himself closer than ever to achieving his goal. Yet to his surprise, it’s not freedom the music leads him to but a strange Fae prisoner. She alone is the sole being he’s ever encountered without a personal song. 

“The Enemy comes for you, child. A foe like no other.” 

Those dark words spoken by an ancient seer haunt aerialist and animal trainer Seldy’s every waking thought. When dangerous strangers kidnap her in the midst of a deadly Fae storm, she fears this malicious threat is coming to pass. Now, her survival depends on escaping from the ship she’s being held on, and finding a way back home before the shadowy being—known only as the Enemy—comes for her. 

Forced together by their intertwining fates, Mouse and Seldy embark on a quest to uncover the secrets of Seldy’s past. Can they arm themselves with her precious truth in time to fight the dark forces eager to claim and corrupt her? 

Fans of epic fantasy will love the journey of sacrifice and hope found in The Hunted Maiden!



“The Songbrother’s blood is turning sour…and the ancient one is dying.”

Cast adrift over her shattered world on a small rescue skiff, Seldy must find it in herself to help those who risked everything to save her. Taking solace in the death of the Enemy, she focuses on her quest for her song, knowing it could be their only hope for salvation. 

Poisoned and trapped in a hellish nightmare, Mouse must fight to escape his own mind. Only then can he help Seldy embrace who she was truly meant to be.

But evil doesn’t die as easily as they hoped. A storm is brewing—whipping and churning with malevolent intent. It lurks in the shadows, laying in wait for the perfect moment to strike. 

Can Seldy find a way to harness the power within her? Or will the looming darkness find a way to twist it to their own devilish delight?

Fans of epic fantasy will be whisked away on a journey of unconditional love and selfless sacrifice in The Seedling’s Song.



My name is Douglas S. Pierce and I am a father, husband, and author living in the Metro Detroit area. I have been an avid reader and writer for as long as I can remember. I have a particular passion for creating compelling characters who find themselves in seemingly impossible situations and exploring how those characters use their intelligence, skills, and wit to survive those situations while finding a way to make the world they inhabit a better place.



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