Bengaw Stuffed Flatbread: Book Bites with Anna Kashina

Fran Wilde

Author Anna Kashina‘s Majat Code trilogyfrom Angry Robotis tearing up adventure fantasy. Today, she’s visiting Book Bites to talk about food, worldbuilding, and flatbread.
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As a fantasy author, I pay a lot of attention to world building and spend extensive time drawing maps, defining languages, deities, clothing, and occasionally exotic curse words. But even more importantly, when I create a new world I always think of food. No world building would ever be complete without it.
In Russia, where I grew up, native food tends to be bland and not very varied. I do have my favorites, but I tend to think of them in terms of comfort rather than taste. When I moved to the US and was introduced to the wonderful concept of different cuisines, I just could not get enough of them. Not that I eat a lot, but…

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ASSASSIN QUEEN is almost here

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It’s only 2 weeks before ASSASSIN QUEEN, book 3 of the Majat Code, hits the shelves in the US. Check out some of these great advance reviews that have been posted in the last couple of weeks:

http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2016/05/review-assassin-queen-by-anna-kashina.html

http://www.librarything.com/work/17557969/reviews/129863384_243759018

http://inpursuitofmyownlibrary.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-most-mind-boggling-book-ive-ever.html

And a bunch more on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29808279-assassin-queen

On June 7, expect a number of blog posts with my interviews and discussions about everything Majat Code. And, of course, if you are in the Philadelphia area, it is not too late to sign up for my workshop on worldbuilding that will take place at the Philadelphia Writers Conference on June 10-12.

And yes, I have just created a link for subscribing to my author newsletter, so if you want to receive news and updates from me, follow this link for a sign up form:

https://annakashinablog.wordpress.com/subscribe-to-my-newsletter/

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ASSASSIN QUEEN cover!

It’s revealed! And it’s gorgeous!!! Thanks to the wonderful cover artist Alejandro Colucci who was able to capture the spirit of the character and my favorite part of the book.

Check out this week’s post by USA Today with the cover reveal and an exclusive excerpt from Assassin Queen:

http://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/2016/04/11/assassin-queen-cover-reveal-excerpt-anna-kashina/

Add ASSASSIN QUEEN to your list on Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29808279-assassin-queen

And, better yet, pre-order your very own copy on Amazon or at other major retailers! Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Assassin-Queen-Anna-Kashina-ebook/dp/B01DRXBJZG/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Isn’t it beautiful?…

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ASSASSIN QUEEN on NetGalley

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If you are a reviewer, you can now download a pre-publication copy of “Assassin Queen” from NetGalley at: https://s2.netgalley.com/publisher/title/86813

If you are a fan, you can now pre-order the book on Amazon and at other major retailer sites. Here is the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Assassin-Queen-Anna-Kashina/dp/0857666061/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1459433192&sr=1-10&keywords=anna+kashina

You will notice that there is no cover image on any of these posts. This is because a very special cover reveal for “Assasin Queen”, along with an exclusive excerpt, is coming up on April 11! Stay tuned for more news, and don’t forget to visit Goodreads for the upcoming Majat Code re-read and to win some cool extras and freebies.

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A Goodreads re-read of the Majat Code series

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Join the Goodreads “Majat Code re-read” group to discuss the series, win freebies and extras, and step into the magical world of the Majat warriors, magic, intrigue, and award-winning romance:

https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/186035-the-majat-code-re-read

This is a perfect time to catch up on the series in preparation for the “Assassin Queen” release in early June 2016.

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BLADES OF THE OLD EMPIRE giveaway

During the next seven days, my publisher will be giving away print copies of “Blades of the Old Empire”, book 1 of the Majat Code, to five lucky winners. Enter the giveaway at:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/179652-blades-of-the-old-empire

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Enjoy!

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My confirmed appearances in the spring and summer of 2016

March 16-20, 2016: Thirty-Seventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL. I will be doing a reading on Thursday, March 17, 4:15 pm, Vista A. Stop by for freebies and a sneak preview of “Assassin Queen”!

March – June 2016: A Goodreads re-read for the Majat Code series. Join the group to participate and get some cool extras from the series: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/186035-the-majat-code-re-read

April 8, 2016: A presentation at the Philadelphia Science Fiction society, 9 PM, University of Pennsylvania International house. I plan to do a mix of science and fantasy romance, plus, of course, show off some of my books!

June 10-12, 2016: The Philadelphia Writers Conference. I will be teaching a workshop on speculative fiction, focused on genres and worldbuilding. I also hope to do some promotion for the “Assassin Queen” release.

August 17-21, 2016: Worldcon/MidAmericon, Kansas City, MO. I will be on the program and will be promoting “Assassin Queen” at my publisher’s table. We will also likely hold a release party.

More things will come up, I am sure, so please check back for updates!

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