Author: Marianne Curley

Australian writer of YA Fiction including The Guardians of Time Series - The Named, The Dark, The Key and recently released Book 4, The Shadow. Also the author of The Avena Series - Hidden, Broken and Fearless. Currently working on her new YA paranormal fantasy.

The Guardians of Time New Covers and News

The new editions of The Guardians of Time Series, Books I, II, III and IV, with their exciting new Young Adult Fantasy covers are all now available from online bookstores.

The new covers for the Guardians of Time Series.

The Named, The Dark, The Key and The Shadow are available in Paperback or E-book from Amazon.com or in English wherever Amazon has a store, which include the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Japan, and many other countries. More bookstore are selling the titles as distribution expands.

If you know of any other stores currently selling the new edition, please write to me and let me know so we can let others know, or leave a website link in the comments below. Thank you. I am no longer selling the first “Shadow” cover to avoid confusion and allow the new cover to start appearing on the online bookstore sites. It all takes time.

News:
For Turkey readers, I am now with an agency in Turkey who are acting on my behalf to find a publisher willing to take on the translation and publication not only of The Shadow, the new fourth book of the series, but to reprint the entire series with all new matching covers. Fingers crossed she is able to find us a Turkish publisher soon.

I hope to find other international agencies in other countries willing to do the same. If you have links to any, for example, in Spain or Germany or Poland, please drop me a line, leave a comment or email me at: marianne.curley7@gmail.com.

The Named, The Dark, The Key and The Shadow, the four books of the Guardians of Time Series in their new matching covers.

What’s Next?

And finally, for those of you asking what I’m doing next: I’m in the editing phase of my new book, a YA Paranormal Fiction. There is lots to know about this new book, but that’s all I can tell you for now except that I’m loving writing it, that it’s a stand alone, and I can’t wait to shop it around for a publisher. Stay tuned because more information is coming soon.

Thanks for reading. Take care everyone.

The Named is out, The Dark is Coming Soon

The Named is now released
The Guardians of Time Series
The Named in paperback and e-book are both now available from Amazon, with other stores to come on board in the days ahead. The next new edition from The Guardians of Time Series to be released will be The Dark. Watch for my notifications, because it will not be long. 
So far the covers have received a lot of love. Thank you to everyone who let me know what they think of them. I appreciate your efforts. Thank you also to those sharing the Facebook and Instagram posts around. Very kind of you all. Please keep doing so while the covers continue to be released.  
I can’t wait to have all four new editions on my bookshelf alongside the older editions. These covers are quite different to what has come before. They are focused more on the paranormal fantasy and time travel aspect. A different take that appealed to me. Thank you to the designer, Aliessa at AC Graphics.

DON’T MISS OUT! TEN DAYS TO GO TO WIN A SIGNED, FIRST EDITION, HARDBACK COPY OF OLD MAGIC!

I am giving away ONE Signed, Hardback, First Edition copy of OLD MAGIC. This book is one of only 500 printed in hardback and sold in the United Kingdom and Australia in the year 2000. Old Magic had many different covers, sold in many different languages, but it is now out of print. No more English-speaking copies will be produced, which makes this giveaway that much more special.

 Josie reading Old Magic 1aWith only ten days to go before this giveaway ends, do you have your entry in yet? This competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. It will run for three weeks from June 22, 2018, finishing at midnight on July 13, 2018.

To enter is simple. This is all you have to do:

  • Share this page on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Google, or any other social media site you like
  • Tag two people
  • Then send me an email at: marianne.curley7@gmail.com with the subject heading: Old Magic Competition, letting me know your name and that you have completed the task.

Your name will go into a barrel, and on the 13th of July, someone I trust will randomly select the winning entry. The winner will be notified by email and announced online. 

Good luck . . . Marianne

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Four Covers of Old Magic

WIN! WIN! WIN! A Signed, First Edition, Hardback Copy of Old Magic!!!

Hi everyone

I am giving away ONE Signed, Hardback, First Edition copy of OLD MAGIC. This book is one of only 500 printed in hardback and sold in the United Kingdom and Australia in the year 2000, and it is in pristine, new condition.

Old Magic was first published in October, 2000, and since then has had 49 editions and more than 34 different covers.  In the eighteen years since Old Magic was first released, this book has been translated into 14 languages. Today, it is no longer in print, though you can purchase it in e-book form. Any Old Magic books on sale through Amazon or other outlets are Used and Second Hand copies. The latest paperback edition was released in 2010.

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Young reader Josie immersed in Old Magic.

This competition is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. It will run for three weeks from today’s date, June 22, 2018, finishing at midnight on July 13, 2018.

How do you win this Signed, First Edition, Hardback copy of Old Magic? It’s simple, and this is all you have to do:

Share this page on your favourite Social Media site – FB, Instagram, Twitter, or any other, tag two people, then send me an email at: marianne.curley7@gmail.com with the subject heading: Old Magic Competition, letting me know your name and that you have completed the task. 

Your name will go into a barrel, and on the 21st day from today someone I trust will randomly select the winning entry. The winning entrant will be notified by email.

Best of luck . . .    Marianne

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When You Get A Review Like This…

Review of The Shadow

By Daphne, as found on Goodreads on 9th April, 2018

How poetic is it that a series about time travel made me travel back to my childhood.
I was 8 when The Key was published in 2005, but I only discovered the trilogy when I was 10. I remember I found the first two books at my local bookstore, translated copies of my mother tongue language. I bought the first one, thinking it seemed interesting. I started reading it at night when I was in my bed, and soon after my mom started coming to my room every five minutes telling me to turn off the lights, it’s past my bedtime. When she seemed too mad to argue with anymore, I turned off the light, waited for her footsteps to die down, then went under covers with a flashlight, the way every child should. The next day I demanded my mom to go to the bookstore and get me the second one.

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When I was done with the first two, I made my mom take me to every bookstore in our area, searching for the third. When we couldn’t find the translated version, we ordered it off amazon, in English. It was the first English book I read. I remember having a dictionary open next to me, but as it turned out I didn’t need it much. I read it secretly under my desk at school the next day, and I finished it by that night. And in the following eleven years, I’ve read it countless many times, so much so that the covers of the books are torn apart, there are years old chocolate stains on the pages, and ripped corners from where I doggy eared my page. Every time my dad saw the books on my nightstand, he would chuckle and say, “these, again?”.

I ordered The Shadow off amazon on Thursday, and received it six hours ago. I’m 21 now, alone in a college dorm with no mother near me telling me I should be studying instead, but as soon as I laid my hands on it, I ran into bed, went under covers, and started reading. From the very first sentence, I was back in my childhood room, with my stuffed dolphin under my arm, diving into this world in childlike wonder.

When I read the part in the first chapter where Ethan says “it’s been one week since the final battle” I actually teared up. It hasn’t been a week, it’s been 13 years. 13 years since the final book was published, and 11 years since I became a part of the Named. But then, it feels as though it really was only a week ago. I remember so vividly finding the first book in the bookstore; I remember exactly which corner of the store it was in, on which shelf. I even remember what the cashier looked like. I remember it so well, it could not have been more than a week ago. There’s nothing more effective than reading the books you grew up with to be transported to the time when you first found them.

What I’m trying to say is, thank you for the trilogy, and thank you for this additional book, which let me be the one doing the time traveling, and not just the one reading about it. It’s been a pleasure growing up with your books.

My Reply

Dear Daphne

What can I say to your heartfelt and eloquent review, except that you brought me to tears, and made every moment of the two years I spent writing The Shadow, worth it.

Thank you.

Marianne Curley

THE SHADOW IS RELEASED THIS WEEKEND

Hello everyone! Today, here in Australia it’s the 10th of March, 2018 and the official release day of The Guardians of Time Series, Book IV, THE SHADOW. Only… in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and many other countries the day is still Friday the 9th, the day before the official release day. So I decided to celebrate the end of the count down now, and tomorrow. Or, you could just say, all weekend.

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The best place to purchase The Shadow is from Amazon in the country you’re ordering from, such as Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Spain, and so forth. In Amazon Australia, only the E-book is available at the moment, but the paperback should be available from Amazon.com.au soon. 

PLAYLIST

I’ve been asked about a playlist. We all have such different tastes in music, and because I wrote The Shadow over two years, I added and removed songs all the time. This link is to my Golden Oldies Playlist, which I listened to during my latter editing stages. 

Golden Oldies for Nostalgia and Easy Listening

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SIGNINGS

Some of you have asked for a signed copy of The Shadow. I’m always happy to sign your books. That’s one of the reasons I’m delighted to be participating as a guest writer at the Gold Coast Supanova Comic Con and Gaming Event in April. It’s always fun and a great place to sign books and chat with readers, not to mention seeing the parade of dressed-up costumes on display. But if you can’t come to GC Supanova on April 28 and 29, there is another way to have your new book signed. Here is my email address.

Email:  marianne.curley7@gmail.com  woman-typing-writing-windows.jpg

Write to me with the subject heading SIGNED BOOK and let me know what country you are from, and I will get back to you with the details to make this happen.

PINTEREST

I have been collecting Pins for so long now I can’t remember how many years ago I started. I loved Pinterest from my first introduction to the site. Below is the link to my Pinterest Boards page. From there you can check out any or all of my boards, such as my Books boards, including one called: “Books – The Guardians of Time Books 1, 2, 3 and 4”.

Marianne’s Pinterest Boards

So before I end this blog post, I want to say a big thank you to you all. Without you, the beautiful souls you are for loving my characters and coming on this amazing journey with me, my life would not be so fulfilled right now, my heart not so overflowing. I hope you enjoy spending some time with The Guard and The Order, the new and the old. Feel free to put up your reviews. Your honest opinion is important to me. 

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ATTENTION BLOGGERS AND REVIEWERS

THE GUARDIANS OF TIME SERIES, BOOK IV

The Shadow
Marianne Curley

The battle is over. The war is won. The prophecy complete.

But life can’t just pick up where it left off for Ethan. Struggling to cope with the death of his soulmate, at odds with his friends in the Guard, he finds himself adrift, jumping at shadows and sensing someone who can’t possibly be there.

Blaming herself for Lathenia’s death, Jesilla swears to avenge her mother and fulfil her final plans. But she hadn’t planned to fall in love. And that leaves her with an impossible choice – should she follow her heart, or the parental strings of a Goddess short on praise but high on expectation that continues to pull on her from the grave?

The Guard and the Order battle through the past and into an impossible future where darkness lurks at every step.

Released on March 10, 2018, the long-awaited fourth book in The Guardians of Time Series is now available on NetGalley for interested Bloggers to review. Just click on The Shadow cover below for a direct link, and please leave an honest review.

Two years in the planning and twelve in the making, Marianne Curley intended to write the fourth book to The Guardians of Time Series immediately after the release of the The Key in 2004, but that was the same year Marianne was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis, bone marrow cancer, and had to take time off to have a stem-cell, bone marrow transplant. It was eight years before Marianne returned to the publishing world with a new trilogy, inspired by her health experience called The Avena Series. Today, Marianne is fourteen years cancer free, and her new book, The Shadow, fulfils a long-awaited promise to both herself and her readers.

Email: marianne.curley7@gmail.com
Web: https://mariannecurley7.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarianneCurleyAuthor/

Old Magic 

The Named | The Dark | The Key | The Shadow 

Hidden | Broken | Fearless