I just got word from my editor that the entire City of Legends eBook series is going to be on sale for the month of May! Normally $3.99 each, you can now get them for $1.99 each!
City of Legends is a teen superhero series about Maci Knight, a Super who has trained her whole life to become a Hero. But when she’s finally old enough to take her Hero exam, she discovers a terrifying secret that she might actually have been born with villain blood.
Sound interesting? You can get your copy on Amazon!
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Last year on this date, my teen superhero series was published by Alloy Entertainment. It was very exciting because after a few years of being an indie author, this was my first traditionally published book. (And it wasn’t just one, it was a whole series!)
The best part of the day was when Alloy’s official Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars accounts tweeted about my book. I was completely star struck because I love both of those shows.
I still remember how it all started. I had just officially quit my day job in pursuit of writing full time. I was hanging out on the computer after having hit that day’s word goal, and I got an email from who would become my editor at Alloy. They’d read the first book in my self published series, (then it was called Powered) and were interested in publishing me.
I was completely beside myself. She also included some info on who Alloy Entertainment was, and what kinds of books they’d published. The thing is, I already knew all of that. I knew exactly who they were. I’d had Alloy’s “submit your manuscript to us” website bookmarked for about two years by that point. I never actually submitted to them because I feared rejection and disappointment. But i can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve looked at that website over the years, wanting to submit something.
And now they were contacting me. In my first phone call with my editor, I remember telling her about how I’d always wanted to submit to them but was too scared. She said you should always submit. You never know what might happen! Since then, I’ve taken her advice to heart, and it’s what got me my agent and my second traditional book deal last year.
I am so grateful to Alloy for the opportunity they gave me and my books. I learned so much about writing and crafting a story while working with my team at Alloy, and it’s helped my writing tremendously. I know how how to write a beat sheet, and I pay attention to all the areas in writing that I had neglected before. I am a stronger writer because of Alloy and I will always be grateful that my books were chosen to be published by such an awesome company.
Today is the one year birthday of City of Legends. If you haven’t read it yet, Amazon has the whole series as a monthly deal at 55% off. (Find it here)
I hope you’re all having a wonderful October! It’s still ridiculously hot here in Texas, but I’m hoping it’ll cool off eventually. You know, maybe by December I won’t still be wearing flipflops everywhere? A girl can dream.
So Amazon just unleashed a new program called Prime Reads, and it allows Prime users to read a bunch of eBooks for free! You used to have to be subscribed to their $10/month Kindle Unlimited program, but for now (I don’t know how long it’ll last) you can read certain books they’ve chosen for free! WOOT!
And the best part is that City of Legends was chosen!
City of Legends is the first in my teen superhero series published by Alloy Entertainment. It has super powers, a hot techie guy, a kick ass heroine, and romance, all in futuristic superhero world. Here’s the blurb:
Maci Knight has grown up in the shadow of legends. Her father and her brother, Max, are Heroes, worshipped by humans and Supers alike for their strength and valor. All she’s ever wanted is to follow in their footsteps, to fight villains and protect humankind. But Maci has a secret—one that could change everything.
Maci had a twin sister who died the same day they were born. In their world, one twin is always good,while the other always eventually turns evil. There’s no way to tell which twin will go rogue . . . which means no one knows if Maci will suddenly become a villain.
The closer she gets to her eighteenth birthday, the more she has feelings she can’t control: Violence. Rage. Revenge. Maci wants to be a Hero. But she may not have a choice . . .
The first in a trilogy, City of Legends introduces a new superhero mythology and an unstoppable heroine.
I would love for you to take advantage of this deal and read City of Legends! Be sure to let me know what you think of it!
PSST- I’m still giving away City of Legends swag on my website. Click here to get some!
I was digging through old notebooks this morning (IE- procrastinating real work) and I came across this old sketch of the canyon underground in my book City of Legends. In this book, the world has a race of superhero people, and most of them live underground. Central is the main headquarters, and it’s situated below the surface of the Grand Canyon. Also, in this world, the surface of the Grand Canyon on both sides of the massive canyon, isn’t just beautiful nature like it is now. It’s a massive, sprawling city called King City that has many portals above ground that lower the Supers down into Central. Underground, there’s a long glass wall that overlooks into the canyon, which in my head, is an awesome view.
And although I worked in engineering for 9 years and sketching up intricate parts and machinery on CAD was in my job description, you can see here that I am not an artist. I remember sketching this out, trying to imagine how Maci would get from her house to Pepper’s studio. It was all done in a hurry, but I referenced it a lot over the course of writing all three books.
You’ll note, this is not to scale. Maci’s house isn’t that huge; it’s actually a modest size in comparison to other homes in Central. I really liked the idea that these people don’t live in absolute luxury like the leaders of our country do today. Maci’s dad is the president of the supers, and he lives in a normal house without a single servant. I feel like having superpowers IS their luxury. Everything else is pretty normal for them.
My favorite part of this sketch is the upper right hand corner LONG FALL TO YOUR DEATH. heh, heh, heh.
My publisher and the Amazon promotion gods have smiled down on me and my teen superhero series. All three books in the City of Legends series are half off for the month of August! That means an entire trilogy for only six bucks! This is a great time to stock up if you haven’t read the series yet!
You can get them here. And as always, I would love to hear your thoughts about City of Legends, either in a review or by letting me know on Twitter, email, or on here in the comments.
What people are saying about City of Legends:
“My favorite thing about City of Legends is how skillfully author Cheyanne Young melded the best parts of contemporary romance with the bold parts of super hero fantasy.” – Deirdre Riordan Hall, author of SUGAR and PEARL
“This book is a YA lover’s dream come true: tons of action, a likable cute guy, drama, and lots of excitement.” – Elle
“There is a healthy dose of action and adventure, killer plotline, unique characters, and a budding romance. Jump in and meet a group of superheroes and villains unlike any you’ve seen or read before.” Lisa M. Collins, superhero author
“City of Legends is the start to one of the best trilogies I have ever read and without a doubt one of my absolute favorite series of 2016, and possibly all time. Where to even start with this roller coaster of a book!” – Megan
Buy City of Legends on Kindle for only $1.99!