It took longer than I expected, but I can finally share that the paperback version of Tales of Lunis Aquaria is now available on Amazon and their extended distribution.
I can’t say anything about their quality since books from different regions will be printed at different facilities. I ordered a proof from Amazon DE and I haven’t received it yet. It should be here tomorrow. This is no guarantee that the books you’ll receive will be of the same quality. I’ve heard people mention a difference in colours on the covers and paper weight. There’s not much I can do about it.
The creation of a paper version of a book is a whole other process, and one I’m still figuring out. I hope that the paperback version will be available at the same time as the ebook for future books. It’s added in my publishing guide so I should at least have time calculated for it.
Where to buy
My preferred edition is available through a Dutch site (other languages of the site available) and they ship internationally. I’ve seen the copies and they’re absolutely gorgeous. Their quality control is good and probably better than Amazon’s POD. The downside is the price. Their price is higher because of the printing costs, and you have to pay more for shipping.
If you buy the Amazon version, you can download the ebook for free. I want to give people who buy the paperback from somewhere else the same option. Email me at tessa at narratess dot com or contact me on Twitter with a photo of your copy and your name written on paper and I can send you the epub, mobi, or pdf version for free.
I still have a few copies myself that I can sign and mail you. If you’re interested in a signed copy, contact me, and I’ll mail you with a price (depends on shipping).
Summary of Tales of Lunis Aquaria
Lose yourself in the wondrous world of Lunis Aquaria.
Explore daunting deserts, treacherous mountains and the deep blue of the Morcain sea. If you enjoy the fairy tales of old you will enjoy this collection of nine short adventure stories.
Coming of beasts
A mysterious Lady uses her powers to cultivate the land. When five otherworldly visitors arrive, she gives them a set of powers to aid them on their quest.
The sacred maiden
When a young girl’s house is raided, she escapes. One thief chases her into the night. Both of them find something they never thought they would.
To win the heart of a girl, a young man sets out to find the most beautiful flower there ever was. He faces the dangers of the mountains, looking for a flower that might not even exist.
Thomas and the wolf
A wolf finds a little boy watching a blazing fire in which his family is trapped. The wolf takes the boy to meet the only person he trusts.
The witch of Monterra Mountain
The blacksmith’s apprentice falls for a woman who’s accused of witchcraft. He promised his mother to pass the blacksmith’s test before marrying a girl; that meant killing a bear with a sword forged by his own hand.
A scholar ventures into the desert to experience the ghost stories the elders tell to scare the children. He finds much more than just a ghost.
Archipelago of Wonder
A fisherman survives a storm and ends up on a tropical island. As he looks for resources to repair his ship, he receives help from an unexpected source.
An archer joins a seafaring crew to hunt the creature that destroyed a handful of fishing boats.
Lovers through time
A time traveller finds the love of his life in the past and must find a way for them to be together.