Why join the Circle of Story, the reading community for Beth Ball Books? I’m so glad you/I asked!
In this post, I cover what the Circle is, why I think you’d like to join, and the exclusive stories you get as a member!
What is the Circle of Story?
The Circle of Story is a community of readers who enjoy my fiction and have signed up to receive bi-weekly updates about what’s going on in Azuria and Eldura as well as personal news from me and fantasy book giveaways. Sometimes I share what I’m currently reading or other book and movie recommendations too!
I love writing the Circle’s letter every other week, and I spend a lot of time beforehand thinking about what I want to say. I take special care to ensure each letter is unique and that I’m sharing something I haven’t shared elsewhere.
Other updates in the Circle include special sneak peeks for cover reveals or early previews of my latest work in progress. If you want to be the very first to know about these, you should also consider joining me on Patreon!
How to know if the Circle of Story is right for you
1. You love my fiction
Perhaps this answer goes without saying, but if you love my books, I also think you’ll love being part of my reading community! I love sharing the behind-the-scenes looks and reflections as well as the advance sneak peeks. It’s a really special part of our community!
2. You enjoy epic fantasy
If reason number one didn’t convince you, then I’m hoping that in addition to hearing about my latest releases, you might also enjoy learning about other books of interest in epic fantasy or even fantasy on a broader spectrum (but still mostly epic or at least high magic).
3. You like getting updates and insight into the writing process
Finally, the Circle is the place to be if you like hearing updates on projects through the different phases of creation. I share when in the early phases of a project, such as the epic fantasy romance (romantic epic fantasy?) novel I was working on this morning and through the latter phases, such as when the novels are with my proofreader!
Full disclosure, I tend to keep the middle part when I get stuck to myself and stick to telling Enclave friends about how excited I am to share the next story with them!
And really, that’s what the Enclave is all about. If you love epic fantasy stories and appreciate shared enthusiasm for them, then it’s the place for you!
The extra special bonuses you get as a member of the Circle of Story
You knew we weren’t getting out of here without a bonus offer of special and exclusive stories, right?!
The stories below are exclusively available to members of the Circle of Story.
“Blood Wolf Moon”: An Age of Azuria Story
How many hunters does it take to catch a vampire?
For those who roam the wilds of Tor’stre Vahn, the answer, of course, entirely depends upon both the hunters and the vampire in question.
But what about a vampire who leaves behind a trail on purpose? How many blood-filled footsteps would it take for you to find him? And how far would you be willing to go once you did?
Briseras Ravisthinia is ready to answer fate’s call and questions. One huntress and her wolf. No more victims. And however far it takes.
Each stride takes her closer to her destiny. Shadows flicker behind her heels. Briseras would be the first to tell you: There is no life outside the hunt. But here, death hovers all around.
This story is exclusively available to Circle members. Click here to get your copy!
“The Shadow’s Embrace”: An Age of Azuria Story
(Spoiler alert! This story takes place chronologically after Hadvarian Heist, so make sure you’ve read that first!)
A freshly spun story awaits you in the dungeons of Nocturne…if you dare.
We all know that there’s more than one version of any story. And, truer still, that sometimes what “actually” happened needs a tweak here and there to come closer to how said situation actually felt. (A measure that makes for better stories, I’m certain you’ll agree.)
It was with these thoughts swirling around his clever, active mind that Quindythias Darkstrider tilted his head to the side, studying his eager audience down a perfectly curved, walnut-hued nose. He blinked long, black eyelashes and sighed.
“You don’t gain the prowess that I possess without facing a great deal of darkness which, of course, I have in my extensive adventuring experience,” the elf began. “But I’m sure you already know all about that. Why else would you be here, eager for my newest, most daring tale yet?” His dark eyes flashed. “I call it ‘The Shadow’s Embrace.'”
Because of course, when shadows rise, a true hero has but one choice: To embrace the shadows within.
A short story perfect for fans of the Age of Azuria series who have read Hadvarian Heist and would like to uncover Quindythias’s account of what happened in Nocturne’s dungeons. Or what, upon reflection, probably happened, more or less.
I really hope that you’ll join me on this adventure! Fill out the form below for your exclusive copy of “Blood Wolf Moon,” and you’ll be included in all future letters for as long as you’d like to receive them!