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Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
« on: July 17, 2012, 12:08:34 pm »
Mary of the Aether - A tale of mystery and magic set in Chesset, Arkansas, a tiny town nestled in the hills of the Ozark National Forest. Mary Lanham lives with her elderly Papa in a small house overlooking Main Street. An unpopular and unremarkable girl, Mary suddenly finds herself at the heart of an unfolding mystery, as a strange man in a long, gray cloak comes to town and begins stirring up trouble. What is the terrible secret her father has kept hidden from her? What is the truth about Mary's past that has put both her and her father in danger? And how will she win the heart of the boy she loves when the whole world is falling apart?

EDIT: After reacquiring the rights to Mary of the Aether from its former publisher, I made some revisions to the manuscript. This included fixing errors, tightening up some clunky prose, and adding a few details to the story. If you haven't read it before, now's your chance.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C295G24

http://www.jeffreyaaronmiller.com/jeffrey-aaron-miller-novels/mary-of-the-aether-series/

(the full series is Mary of the Aether, Mary of Shadows, Mary of Starlight, Mary of Cosmos)

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 10:56:09 am »
    Jeff. . . . . . .

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 10:49:46 pm »
    I should add, this book is available in pdf, html, Kindle and trade paperback, and all appropriate links can be found at jeffreyaaronmiller.com

    Thanks for supporting a new author!

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 08:17:03 pm »
    Print orders finally being received. A friend sent me a pic of my book on his shelf.



    As this is my first book, I gotta say, seeing it there on the shelf is a great feeling.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 05:37:46 pm »


    Authors copies for the book signing.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 10:04:26 pm »
    On the shelf at Hasting's.


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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 06:45:34 pm »
    Had my first book signing. It went better than expected, and I sold most of the books I brought.






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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 08:48:50 am »
    I should add, I have already written and signed the contract for the sequel. Mary of Shadows will come out sometime next year from Whiskey Creek Press. I am currently working on book three.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #8 on: September 08, 2012, 09:19:49 pm »
    Just a friendly neighborhood thread bump to include the link to my blog:

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 08:27:51 pm »
    And another bump to mention I've got another book signing coming up. Saturday, September 22 at the Hastings in Fort Smith, Arkansas from 2pm to 4pm, so if anyone just happens to be in the area, stop on by, pick up a copy, get it signed or just say hello.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 12:05:38 am »
    Had my second book signing. Man, these things are always so awkward, but it went well. Sold a good number of copies, met some nice people and survived.


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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #11 on: October 20, 2012, 10:07:32 pm »
    Time for my regularly scheduled bump. Also, I will be doing a literacy day event at a local school soon and a presentation to parents. A book table will be set up as well. Fun times.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 01:08:36 pm »
    I did an interview about Mary of the Aether and writing and various things at YA Promo Central.

    It's here: http://yapromocentral.com/2012/11/05/interview-with-jeffrey-miller-author-of-mary-of-the-aether/

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 08:41:38 am »
    An excerpt of the novel appeared on the Little Library Muse blog, and here it is. http://littlelibrarymuse.blogspot.com/2012/11/excerpt-mary-of-aether-by-jeffrey-aaron.html

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #14 on: December 04, 2012, 10:31:13 pm »
    I recently posted approximately two paragraphs of the sequel to Mary of the Aether, which is called Mary of Shadows. I know, it's not much, but it's something.

    http://jeffreyaaronmiller.blogspot.com/2012/12/mary-of-shadows-sneak-peek.html

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #15 on: December 13, 2012, 08:17:48 pm »
    Take the Mary of the Aether quiz! It's obscure, very obscure and wonderfully obscure, and it's at http://www.goodreads.com/quizzes/22776-mary-of-the-aether-trivia


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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #16 on: December 26, 2012, 11:25:37 pm »
    Well, time for another bump.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 08:48:21 pm »
    Just did a book giveaway through Goodreads. Check it out, folks.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #18 on: January 25, 2013, 10:00:34 pm »
    The Book Daily listing for Mary of the Aether has a sample chapter (not the same sample chapter offered on Amazon), so read it if you want another peek of the novel. The sequel, Mary of Shadows, comes out this summer.

    Check it out at http://www.bookdaily.com/book/3768373/mary-of-aether

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #19 on: February 01, 2013, 09:56:33 am »
    The website More Than A Review posted a great non-spoilerish synopsis of Mary of the Aether. If you haven't read the book yet because you're not sure what it's about, here is a great place to start. http://www.morethanareview.com/mary-of-the-aether-by-jeffrey-aaron-miller/

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 11:00:07 pm »
    I just completed the third book in the series that begins with Mary of the Aether. So the series is as follows:

    Mary of the Aether - now available from Whiskey Creek Press
    Mary of Shadows - first sequel - comes out August 2013
    Mary of Starlight - just completed first draft
    Mary Lightbearer - the final volume, not yet written.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #21 on: February 27, 2013, 04:36:28 pm »
    Latest blog entry on the sequel's back cover blurb right here: http://jeffreyaaronmiller.blogspot.com/2013/02/blurb-for-mary-of-shadows.html

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #22 on: March 15, 2013, 05:21:34 pm »
    Hey, folks, while you wait for the sequel to Mary of the Aether to come out this August, I just published a brand new novel to tide you over. It is darker and more harrowing than Mary of the Aether (and not a YA novel, so beware).

    Shadows of Tockland - a post-apocalyptic adventure - only $2.99 on Kindle.

    Right here --> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BU7U43K

    David Morr runs away from an unhappy home to join a small traveling circus. Here he meets a quirky assortment of characters--the beautiful and mischievous Annabelle, the clever and manipulative Telly, the brutish Karl, the brooding and troubled Gooty, and the enigmatic and possibly psychotic Cakey. Each one of them will test and challenge David, as he struggles to come out of his shell and embrace his new life on the stage.

    But the world is full of sickness, and life on the road is fraught with peril. A plague sweeps across the land, turning ordinary people into mindless monsters, transforming friendly audiences into rampaging hordes. Soon, the performers find themselves fighting for their lives against crazed mobs. All the while, the Empire of Tockland is on the rise, the cruel Tyrant, Joseph Mattock, conquering one city after another, and the black and silver flag will soon fly over every nation.

    Unwittingly, David and his fellow performers find themselves travelling deeper and deeper into the very heart of darkness, where plague and madness and tyranny collide in a brutal struggle for survival.

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 05:52:34 pm »
    My latest blog entry is all about my magnum opus. What is my magnum opus, you ask? Read on!

    http://jeffreyaaronmiller.blogspot.com/2013/04/free-samples-are-good-for-one-and-all.html

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    Re: Mary of the Aether - young adult, urban fantasy
    « Reply #24 on: April 14, 2013, 04:37:17 pm »
    Check out my updated website with simplified navigation. Choose a book, read free samples, see book cover art.

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