Ashael Rising will be celebrating its 1st book birthday on 6th February and to celebrate we are having a massive one day blitz.  No limits to number of participants, so if you want to join in the fun please contact me on with your name, blog name, and preferred post type. 

As part of the Book Birthday Blitz, we are hoping to cause a big buzz on social media. In order to help with that, regardless of if you can take part in the blitz, if you could lend your support to this Daycause campaign, with Facebook/Twitter it would be most appreciated. This allows an automated message to go out at midday of 6th February and if we gain enough support, could lead to the book trending. 

Ashael Rising by Shona Kinsella

Genre: High Fantasy

Publication Date: 6th February 2017

Book Birthday Blitz Date - 6th February 2018

Book one of a Series

Estimated Page Count: 301

Publisher: Unbound

Formats available: Mobi, Epub and PDF

Trigger Warnings: References to sexual violence though it does not happen on the page.

Types of post available: Review, Q&As, Extracts, Guest Posts


Ashael is a hunter-gatherer woman, apprenticed to Bhearra, the healer and spiritual leader of their tribe.

The Zanthar are invaders from another world who extend their own lives by stealing the life-force of everything around them. They were last seen on KalaDene 200 years ago. They have returned, looking for The Vessel, a being prophesied to hold the life-force of the land.

Iwan is a slave to the Zanthar, descendant of those taken as slaves the last time the Zanthar visited this world. He is sent out as a spy, while his mother is held hostage to ensure his compliance.

When Ashael meets Iwan in the forest, neither realise that she is the one the Zanthar are looking for. The fate of KalaDene and all of its people rests on her shoulders.

About Shona Kinsella

Shona Kinsella is the author of Ashael Rising, (Unbound, 2017) the first in her series, The Vessel of KalaDene. She is also one of the editors of the British Fantasy Society’s fiction publication, Horizons. When she is not writing or wrangling her three children, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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Book Birthday Blitz! 

Participating Blogs will appear here:

Donna's Book Blog - Extract

Chasing Dreams Publishing - Review

Dancrossbookblog - Review and Guest Post

Me and My Books - Promo

Bound2Escape - Extract

Shock N Awe Book Blog - Spotlight

Dash Fan's Book Reviews - Extract

The Pursuit of Bookiness - Q&A

Jazzy Book Reviews - Extract

3 degrees of fiction book blog - Review

Book Ink Reviews - Review

Home of a Book Lover

Maureen's Books - Q&A

EmmaTheLittleBookworm - Character Spotlight

Chat About Books - Q&A

I Heart Reading - Q&A

Seansbookreviews - Guest Post

A Page of Jenniely - Guest Post

6 Feet Under books

booksaremycwtches - Guest Post

JBronder Book Reviews -Extract

Moonlight Reader - Review

Cheryl M-M's Book Blog - Review

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