The Pearlsong Letter April 2005: News & Updates About Pearlsong Press Books & Authors


September 2010

A Pearlsong Conversation with Lauri J Owen—
author of the new paranormal romance novel
Fallen Embers

Join me (Pearlsong publisher Peggy Elam, Ph.D.) this coming Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 at 5 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Central for a free teleconference call chat with Lauri J Owen, author of the new paranormal romance novel Fallen Embers (Book One of The Embers Series).

Anchorage attorney Lauri J Owen's first novel is set in an alternate, feudal Alaska, one ruled by a class of decadent mages who have enslaved the shape-changing, indigenous peoples.

In Fallen Embers Kiera, an Alaskan attorney, and her young nephew, Alex, are transported to the alternate Alaska during an attack by a strange dog. Kiera soon finds herself fighting to save three children from an army—and to her astonishment, does so by summoning fire.

Before Kiera can find her way home, she must learn more about the local systems of magic and her own powers. Whom can she trust—Marco, the young mage she saves, or fierce and handsome Laszlo, the slave captain of ruling Lord Vayu's army? Kiera's path leads her deeper into Alaska, to joy and to heartbreak. Choosing to follow her heart may cost her everything.

"With wit and passion, Lauri J Owen constructs a world both fantastic and familar—a world of strong women and the occasional valiant and ethical man in a world of patriarchal poseurs and obedient drones," says Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America. "Like Dorothy in Oz, Kiera struggles heroically to be taken seriously by men—and to finally get home; unlike Dorothy, though, her adventures are morally complex, cleverly witty, and deliciously sexy."

Fallen Embers is available in original trade paperback and ebook editions.

Lauri is promoting Fallen Embers with a website ( that offers background on her alternate world, including how to use one's birthdate to gauge the type of mage or shifter one would be there. A promotional video trailer can be viewed on YouTube at

To receive the teleconference call details (phone number and access code), send an email to The call details will be automatically emailed to you. There is no cost for participating in the teleconference call, other than any long distance toll charges that might apply.

We are recording these Pearlsong Conversations and making them available for listening online or downloading after the calls. You can find links to the previous Conversation recordings on the Pearlsong Conversations webpage. See for more info and the archived recordings.

Talk to you Sunday!

In Joy,

Peggy Elam, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Editor & Publisher
Pearlsong Press


"I am not a phoenix yet,
but here among the ashes,
it may be that the pain is chiefly that
of new wings trying to push through."

May Sarton

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