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Greetings, Faoii!

If you are reading this, it means that at one point you decided to take a chance and support my debut novel The Last Faoii. I am still so so grateful for your support and wish I could express how much you’ve helped me grow as a person and a writer in the last two years since The Last Faoii’s release. 

This e-mail is simply to inform you that I am moving away from the Inkshares platform, but still have so much to offer moving forward. Please go to TahaniNelson.com and subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of the page so that you can continue to get updates and news about The Faoii Chronicles.  Faoii Betrayer is on its way and I don’t want you to miss anything!

As always, thank you for everything. 

Faoii-Tahani

Greetings, Faoii!

I know I haven’t reached out through Inkshares for a while. If you’re not following my on Facebook, make sure to do so. There’s a lot going on, and I’m always updating progress. However, this week was so big for The Last Faoii that I felt that I HAD to reach out through this medium. It’s been an amazing couple of days.

First, our army had a booth at the Montana Renaissance Festival last weekend. We sold more than a hundred paperback copies of The Last Faoii and nearly as many audiobooks. Also, for the first time, I had copies of my first Faoii short story, "The Faoii of Ashwood" for sale (included as part of the Writing Bloc anthology Escape!). It was a wonderful weekend and I got to meet SO MANY of you face-to-face for the first time. All while looking like a dwarf! Truly my favorite event of the year.

 
As exciting as that was, though, Faoii, there’s no time to rest these days. This year I also had the absolute honor and privilege to attend the HEARNow! Audiobook Awards festival. That’s right! The Last Faoii was a finalist in the Fantasy category for the IAA. It was an amazing weekend filled with amazing authors and narrators (and I was more than a little starstruck by all the HUGE names that were there. Names I’d never thought I’d be in the same room with. But there we were. And you know what, Faoii? We earned that.) It was a wonderful event, and I am once again awed and humbled by the amazing capacity for creation and world building humans have. Seeing so much of it in one place was almost staggering, and I am so grateful to everyone that helped to make the audiobook as big of a success as it has been.

 
(Do you see that wonderful human up there? That’s the incredibly talented Inkshares author Evan Graham).


The sequel to The Last Faoii is coming along nicely, and I’m proud to say that I have a fire for it again. By now, all of you should have received your refunds from Inkshares if you pre-ordered it. Many of you reached out to make sure it was still coming-- and it is. But I’m moving away from this platform. I feel that there are better avenues for our warriors, and I mean to keep you in the loop during every step of the process.  Make sure to follow me on Facebook if you haven’t already. Who knows that the next few months will bring?

I am eternally grateful to all of you for your support thus far. I can’t wait to show you what’s yet to come.

Shields up.
Faoii-Tahani

Greetings, Faoii! I know it’s been a long time. I just wanted to let those of you who aren’t already following my Facebook Page what’s going on in the Faoii universe.

First off-- If you live in or near Montana, I will be selling/signing copies of The Last Faoii and "The Faoii of Ashwood" at the Montana Renaissance Festival at ZooMontana on June 1 and 2. I’m sorry I ran out of books so quickly last year (in, like, less than an hour). I’m more prepared this time, I promise! Come and say hi!

Second-- The Last Faoii has been nominated for the Independent Audiobook Awards (Part of the HEAR Now Festival) 2019!! 

This is such an honor. I almost didn’t believe it when I was first told, and my heart is filled with pride and gratitude. I looked over all of the books that were nominated along with Faoii for the Fantasy category, and they are all amazing. They each have hundreds of reviews on Amazon and an established following. Things that, a year ago, I wasn’t sure Faoii would ever have. But I have an amazing army behind me, and because of all of your support, I not only have a seriously kick-ass audiobook (voiced by the astonishingly-talented Sara Morsey) but I also get to fly to the HEAR Now Festival and stand alongside some truly talented people, knowing that our army earned our place there. Thank you. Thank you so so much.

If you’re not already following me on Facebook, please consider it. I’m moving afraid from the Inkshares platform for a lot of different reason (all of which I will be discussing in an upcoming interview. More on that soon), but I still want you to know about updates with The Last Faoii and Faoii Betrayer as they happen. We’ve gotten this far because of you. I want to finish this war with you still by my side.

Shields up

Faoii-Tahani

Greetings, Faoii! It is Thanksgiving here, and I am once again so grateful for all of you that supported me and The Last Faoii so we could get this far. Whatever battle you’re facing, I hope that you have people who love you at your back and enough food at your table. I could not have gotten this far without you, and I am grateful to each and every one of you that has stood at my side.

While you’re reflecting on your own blessings, I hope you’ll consider helping a large group of hopeful and aspiring authors to spread the joy of reading and storytelling by pre-ordering Escape!, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction short stories. It features a stand-alone tale of the Faoii universe which I truly think you will enjoy. It’s only $2.99 and will be releasing on January 1st. I promise you’re going to want to read everything the book has to offer.

Click Here to pre-order it on Kindle and Here to get it in one of the other e-book formats. 

As always, keep your shields up. We’re all in this together. 

Greetings, Faoii! It’s been a while!

Did you like The Last Faoii? Still not sure if it’s your thing? Well, here’s a chance to read a fun and exciting stand-alone short story that serves as a great introduction to (or continuation of) The Last Faoii

Writing Bloc is putting out an amazing anthology of short stories (many of which were written by Inkshares authors) called Escape! and my Faoii tale will be included. First off, look at this beautiful cover: 
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All of the stories within have to do with escapement in some way. I’ve read them all and I assure you that they’re worth it. 

Our story, “The Faoii of Ashwood,” follows Erika, a former Faoii that left the Order to raise a family. But when an old enemy threatens to destroy her chosen home of Ashwood, Erika must hope that her sword and the lessons she’s taught her son are enough to save everything she holds dear.


Doesn’t that sound like something you want to read? Damned right it does. And that’s just ONE of the stories that you get when you order your copy!

Pre-orders open up on Amazon on Friday (Novemeber 23), with a digital release date of January 1 (a paperback release will follow). This is not an Inkshares book, so you’ll be pre-ordering on the Amazon.com come Friday, not here. 

ALSO! The Writing Bloc is giving away 100 free copies to bloggers and reviewers, as well, so if that’s you then make sure to go here.

If you don’t want to wait until January for new reading material, you can read The Last Faoii TODAY by getting it on Amazon, or listen to it RIGHT NOW on Audible (it’s free if you open up an account!)

That’s it for now, Faoii. But you better believe I’m going to remind you of this in 2 days. 


Shields up.
Faoii-Tahani

Hey, Faoii. If you’re not already following Faoii Betrayer then you’re missing important updates about The Last Faoii audiobook, its sequel, and the upcoming short story. Make sure to go Here and hit that follow button. 

Read the newest update HERE.

Greetings, Faoii!

I know a lot of you have expressed an impatience with finding out what happens after The Last Faoii ends. Well, I just put up the first chapter of Faoii Betrayer up on Inkshares. This is a different world than what you’ve seen before. Read it for free here.

Don’t forget to hit that FOLLOW button so you can see other chapters as I put them up!
Faoii-Tahani


Greetings, Faoii!

Well, my warriors. It’s been one full year since The Last Faoii was published. I don’t really know what I expected a year ago. By then we had worked so hard and for so long to build our army. We had fought and bled and screamed our warcries just so we might be known. A year ago we were unstoppable, tireless soldiers determined to to prove The Last Faoii’s worth. And worth it it was. I feel like many of you have forgotten the fight in that year, placated by 365 days of contentment. But the fight is not over, and I want you to see what we’ve accomplished so far. Beyond that, though, I need you pick up your sword again. Help us reach that victory from a year ago a second time.

Here are our accomplishments so far, my warrios. Be proud. Be strong. But do not be complacent.

(Note: You can click on any of the underlined words to jump to the page that has more info.)

1. The Last Faoii is available in Paperback, E-book and Audiobook versions! The audiobook is narrated by the incredibly talented and award-winning Sara Morsey.


2.  The Last Faoii has garnered 60 reviews on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.9 Stars! The audiobook currently has 1 review with a 5.0 Star Rating!

3. The Last Faoii has garnered 27 ratings and 18 reviews on Goodreads, with an overall rating of 4.48 stars. (This is partially because of my favorite rating of all time, a 1-star review that simply says:

4. The Last Faoii’s Facebook Page has 417 followers! And 355 followers on Twitter!

5. We have a Faoii short story (The Faoii of Ashwood) coming in an anthology before the New Year. Watch The Writing Bloc for updates!

6. And finally, Faoii Betrayer currently has 67 pre-orders on Inkshares. And I need your help again.

Faoii Betrayer needs 750 pre-orders before it will be real. There are excerpts already on the Inkshares Page. Read them, recognize that the writing is even stronger than it was in last-- and that this is worth it. I had hoped that a year between books would be enough. That people would be able to read Last, realize that the story is wortwhile, and use that to recruit new soldiers. I was hoping we would have a larger army by the time Betrayer started funding. I might have been overzealous in my ambitions, but I don’t think so. I’ve seen lesser stories than ours fund. And I am no less of an author, a friend, or a leader than those that who have succeeded where we are struggling. I know it’s possible. Help me prove it.

Take care of yourselves and each other, my Faoii. We are only as strong as our shieldmates. It will take all of us to succeed again. A year from now, I want to be able to give you more than this. 

Shields up.

Faoii-Tahani

Updates, Faoii! This is huge! 

The Last Faoii is now available on Audible! Don’t have an audible account? You can get it for free when you start a thirty-day trial.  Or just purchase it outright.

Also, if you haven’t already heard-- I am honored to have the amazingly talented Sara Morsey as our narrator! I promise you do NOT want to miss her amazing rendition of our tale. 

Click HERE to go to the audible page. And don’t forget to tell other warriors, too! The more people who know our story, the more likely we are to make the sequel real.

Keep those shields up. And enjoy listening.

Faoii-Tahani

Faoii! I have a new update about Faoii Betrayer! I’m going to start just posting my updates about the sequel, the audiobook, the short story, and everything else Faoii-related over there. Click HERE to see the 50 pre-orders update and HERE to follow the book so you can see future updates. I couldn’t have gotten this far without you. I won’t be able to go the rest of the way without you, either.

Shields up. I look forward to seeing you on the battlefield.

Faoii-Tahani

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