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Ferran’s Map, Book 4 now available!

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 17 comments

Hello everyone!

Ferran’s Map is now available on the market! It is immediately available on Amazon, Nook and Smashwords. Links are posted below. iTunes and Kobo take longer to update their online store, so I will post purchase links to the iTunes/Kobo versions the moment they appear.

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5 Star Review by Elisabeth Wheatley on the Ferran’s Map Blog Tour

Original review found here: https://elisabethwheatley.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/2417/
5stars
So. Many. Feelings. I’m reminded why I said this is my favorite ongoing series, just—WOW. I have been waiting for this book since January 2014, annoying the author at every possible opportunity and throwing the series in the face of anyone who asks for a Young Adult Epic Fantasy recommendation (and sometimes even when they don’t).

The plot:

I was told that this was something like 150K words, but once again, it seems hard to believe because the story moves so quickly. I got caught up in it and after three hours of reading, I started to panic because I realized I was coming to the end. It really wasn’t clear how the author was going to end the book, but I was so emotionally invested I prayed. (It’s not weird to pray over fictional characters, is it?)

The characters:

Sora’s character has matured so very much since we first met her at her Blooming in book 1, yet she still has a kind of sweetness and guilelessness that just melts my heart. I do like reading about a heroine who isn’t another smoldering virago, but still manages to pull off daring adventures. She’s much easier to relate to than most of the Epic Fantasy heroines coming out these days and I love her to bits.

Another character I love to bits and who I consider one of my “babies,” is Crash. Read any of my other reviews and you will see plenty on Crash. His struggles and growth have been equal to Sora’s and it was fascinating to look more into the depths of his psyche and what’s going through his head. His relationship with Sora is sweet, complex, beautiful, and irresistible. I’ll be the first to admit that their story is one of my favorite things about this series and I’m in knots over what’s going to happen in Krait’s Redemption.

One thing that surprised me was the part of the book where we see more of what Crash’s demon actually thinks of Sora. That was one of the most interesting sections and again, leaves me wanting Krait’s Redemption.

Now that I have bombarded you with those paragraphs of Crash+Sora fangirling, I should point out this series does have other characters—not that you would know that by reading my previous reviews.

I kind of missed Burn and wished we’d gotten to see just a little more of him, but I was very happy about how much “screen time” Caprion had. There was the subplot of him and his past experiences with the Sixth Race and thanks to reading the prequel novella, I was almost as invested in that vein as I was the one about Crash+Sora. Even if Caprion was always the first to think the worst of my darling little Crash, I could forgive him because it made sense from his perspective.

We learn a great deal about the namesake of this book, Ferran, and his past as well as a surprising twist I did not see coming. Him and Lori are so perfect together and yes, I’ve been at my fictional matchmaking again. There were a great deal of questions raised regarding his family’s dealings and just who they’ve gotten mixed up with—yet more things making me salivate over Krait’s Redemption.

I never thought I would say this, but Cerastes has made me miss Volcrian. At least then, it was just one psychotic serial killer and a few wraiths we had to worry about, now we have a sociopathic, mostly-demon cult leader with his little minions and a mission to destroy all life. Cerastes scares me and I can’t wait for someone—preferably Crash—to kill him. (Just as soon as Cerastes finishes off that Daniellan fellow in some imaginative and nasty fashion.)

Then there’s Krait. When she was first introduced, I did not like her at all and now…let’s just say that the next book’s title has me very excited.

There was one character introduced at the beginning of this book, Cobra, another assassin, who freaked me out at first, but I ended up softening toward him at the end. I mean the very, very end. I can’t say much else because of spoilers, but I felt I should at least mention him.

This review has gone on way too long and turned into more of a fangirling session, so I’ll wrap it up by saying the story just keeps getting better and you all won’t be getting away from my passionate fanaticism any time soon.

by Elisabeth Wheatley (Fantasy Author/Book Reviewer)

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Ferran’s Map Release Date – January 20th, 2015 – Enter Below and Win a free copy!

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 24 comments

Release date changed!

Release date: Jan. 20th, 2015


Ferran’s Map Release!

Excellent news everyone! Ferran’s Map is in the production stages and will be released this month on January 20th, 2015. It will be available on Amazon, BN.com, Kobo, iTunes and Smashwords. I will post links up on this site and send out an email to the mailing list with purchase links. Ebooks will be available for only $4.99 and will include a map of The City of Crowns. I’m very excited to share this next installment in the story with all of you!

Ferran’s Map Blog Tour

A 1-week online blog tour will begin on January 20th (release day!). Various blogs will feature reviews, author interviews, articles about the series and more. Join T. L. Shreffler’s Facebook Page to get the latest news about the series and read the first reviews of Ferran’s Map! Click to join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tlshreffler

New Cats Eye necklaces!

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Will Print Copies Be Available?

Yes, print copies will be available through Amazon.com (print copies of ALL the books are currently available through Amazon.) They will be a hefty 6×9 “softcover” book (larger than typical paperback) and around 450 pages.

The Cat’s Eye Store

More Cat’s Eye necklaces are on the way and will be available this month, in time for the Ferran’s Map book release. Necklaces are handmade by T. L. Shreffler and include a signed Card of Authenticity by the author. They’re very popular among readers and fans of the series!

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Ferran’s Map

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Ferran’s Map Release Date Moved

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Uncategorized | 77 comments

UPDATE 11.5.14

After some deliberation, my publishing team has agreed to allow me to split Ferran’s Map into two parts! What does this mean for you, dear reader? Ferran’s Map is still a complete book, but as the plot lengthens and becomes more complex, I have chosen to wrap it up and break this next leg of Sora’s adventure into two books. This means there will be six books in the series. We can now look forward to Book 5, Krait’s Redemption, being released early next year. I am ridiculously excited.

This also allows me to release Ferran’s Map much sooner than I had hoped, and definitely before Christmas. So look forward to it! I will announce the release date for Ferran’s Map as soon as the final edit it finished.

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UPDATE 10.31.14

Before I begin, I want to say that the amazing reviews, comments and support left on this website are truly inspiring. Thank you so very much for becoming involved with The Cat’s Eye Chronicles and making it a success! Although my schedule does not allow me to respond personally to everyone, I do read your comments and I enjoy the conversations, and you’ve all left a huge smile on this writer’s face. :) (<<--Bigger than that.) Ferran's Map is finished, has been finished, and is in its editing stages. I have admittedly been traveling a lot this past month and I am running behind on my deadlines. My editors are asking that I make a few more changes to the middle section of the manuscript, and after some debate, I've agreed that it's for the good of the story...but it does mean the release date will be pushed back for a second time. To give you an idea of the book, Ferran's Map is around 180,000 words...twice the length of Viper's Creed, and a solid 200 pages longer than Volcrian's Hunt. It is a hefty manuscript, and the editing is taking much longer than I anticipated...but you will all get a very good long read out of it! I plan for the book to come out before the end of the year which gives us...what, two months of wiggle room? Never fear, it will come out very soon, but I am hesitant to announce any sort of date until I know for sure the final draft is complete. I am just excited as all of you to release this next installment in the series. Please join my mailing list to be notified when the release date is finalized. You can also follow my facebook author account (on the right-hand column) to receive updates. I'm sorry for the wait...but the wait will be worth it. I anticipate Ferran's Map to be a very long, very intense, very fulfilling read for everyone. The next leg of Sora's journey is looking darker and more dangerous than her previous adventures, and Crash is definitely stealing my heart all over again. I almost wish I was a reader and not the author so I can take a back seat and just enjoy the ride. You all have a lot to look forward to! Stay cool guys! B) (Or rather, stay warm, as the seasons are turning....) -T. L. Shreffler

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FREE Cat’s Eye Chronicles Wallpaper + Ferran’s Map Release Date Announcement

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 13 comments

The Good, the bad, and…the good.

Release date changed!

Release date changed!

Hello everyone,

First, before we get to the good stuff, I have some bad news. I will need to push back the release date for Ferran’s Map probably to October. I am not sure of the new release date yet. My editing team is hard at work but looks like we’ll be making more major changes to the manuscript. All for the betterment of the story, of course. This next book in The Cat’s Eye Chronicles will need a bit more work before it hits its juicy, flavorful fruition. (Try saying that 5x fast haha.)

I strongly feel this next installment is going to be the best in the series. I am incredibly excited to release it–when it’s deliciously ready.

This change of release date might even be considered appropriate….if we account for the fact that Ferran’s Map takes place around the winter solstice festival…and now the release date will be a bit closer to winter (at least, in the Northern hemisphere.) A snowy read for the autumn season?

Writing a book is a lot like remodeling a house. You start of with a solid plan, and as you go, you run into complications, hazardous waste tucked behind walls or under floors, bad wiring, old plumbing….You get the gist. Sometimes a project takes longer than we originally expect.

The Good News! Free Cat’s Eye Chronicles Wallpaper, made just for you!

As a peace offering, I have taken a few hours out of my day to create a Crash and Sora wallpaper for all of you! Save it to your computer, share it on Pinterest, put it on your Facebook–whatever you want. I have three different sizes for different screen resolutions. Please download the wallpaper that fits your monitor. In the background you’ll see the City of Crowns and a glimpse of the Temple of the North Wind. Lots to look forward to in Ferran’s Map. 😉

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Ferran’s Map Cover Reveal & Advanced Copy Giveaway!

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 26 comments


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Release Date: August 31st, 2014

The bloodmage Volcrian is dead, but a new enemy lurks in the shadows. The Shade, a fanatical cult of demonic assassins, is trying to resurrect the Dark God and unleash His power back into the world. In their wake, a deadly plague is spreading across the land.

Sora and her companions are the only ones who know of the plague’s true source. As the disease spreads, Sora must journey to the City of Crowns to retrieve The Book of the Named, her only hope of stopping The Shade. She and her companions arrive just in time for the winter solstice festival, a notorious two-weeks of fine wines, grand parties and legendary debauchery. Sora must don the guise of a noblewoman and infiltrate the First Tier nobility to stop The Shade before it’s too late.

Meanwhile, the assassin Crash is confronted by a ghost from his past. As he uncovers more of the Shade’s plot, he finds himself face-to-face with his old Grandmaster, the one who trained him—and who he betrayed. Can Crash lay to rest his past, or will he succumb to his inner demon and rejoin the man who once made him a killer?

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