Neumarian Uprising

We need your help! Thanks to our spy, Ciara Knight, we are able to communicate with you today via blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

The Neumarian uprising has begun. We are fighting for freedom and equality for all, but we need your help. Ciara informed us that you might want to know more about the uprising and why we ask you to risk your lives for our cause. To answer these questions I’ve agreed to let Ciara tell my sister’s, Raeth’s, story about her captivity. It will be free for you on a site called Amazon until March 1, 2013.

Our spies have told us this will help spread the word and find more recruits for our rebellion against the tyrannical queen. You can help by simply downloading a free copy of Weighted, a prequel to the Neumarian Chronicles. If you are intrigued and wish to follow our uprising, Escapement, book I of The Neumarian Chronicles, will be available for only $2.99 until March 1, 2013.

Escapement is told by Princess Semara. Don’t hold the fact Semara is a princess against her like I did, there is more to her than you can possibly imagine.

Here is a brief explanation of her telling of our uprising:
Ten years after the great war of 2185 the queen’s reign is threatened by uprisings and fear. In celebration of my sixteenth birthday it is my duty as princess to sacrifice a slave to be initiated into the ruling council, solidifying my mother’s empire. When my own erratic powers surface I’m captured and tried for treason. Slaves hate me, my mother wants me executed, and my only chance of survival rests in the hands of a young man, Ryder Arteres, whose sister I sentenced to death.
“A heady mix of action adventure and steampunk — leavened with a dash of romance — ESCAPEMENT offers up its fair share of thrills, horrors and heart-pounding moments. A strong start to a captivating new series.”
— Jana Oliver, author of The Demon Trapper's Daughter


“A riveting tale of justice, mercy, honor and love. Take a deep breath and hold on, because you'll be turning the pages of Escapement quickly. Three unlikely comrades, Princess Semara, Ryder, and his sister Raeth, embark on a journey that will alter their lives forever. The beautiful love story nestled into these action-packed scenes will make you sigh and remember why you love to love. After reading the prequel Weighted, I knew this story would be amazing, and it was. Ciara Knight truly has a gift for creating awesome worlds and characters you won't forget.”
–Lindi Peterson–Award winning author of Summer's Song.


“Betrayal, secrets, and a rebellion send readers on a grand adventure, caught in the plight to discover Semara’s gifts and purpose.”  –Alex J Cavanaugh, author of Amazon best sellers CassaStar and CassaFire

“The most unmissable series ever! I couldn't stop reading, the action and romance too breathtaking to break the spell!”  –ARC review by Sudah on Goodreads

"A courageous heart-stopping journey by young people to save their kind."  –Hildie McQueen, bestselling author of Where the Four Winds Collide


If you’d like to see a peak into our world, please view this short clip on You Tube.


If you are now ready to join our fight, please add Escapement to your TBR shelf on Goodreads here. Shout out on all your social media sites, and tell everyone you know to stand up and fight.

Be Bold.

            Be Brave.

                            Be Free.

In the name of the rebellion,

Ryder Arteres


Escapement can be found at Amazon.


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  1. Gina on February 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Escapement sounds like a really great book!

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh on February 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    I'm part of the uprising!

  3. L. Diane Wolfe on February 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Congrats to Ciara!

  4. DL Hammons on February 25, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    The Neumarian's aren't the only thing rising!  🙂

    • michelle on February 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      @Gina ~ It sure does, and looks great too!

      @Alex ~ Go upriser, go!

      @L.Diane ~ She's burning up the blogosphere at the moment!

      @DL ~ C'mon DL, don't be so cryptic! Am I missing something here? 🙂

  5. Shaharizan on February 25, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I put Escapement on my want to read list.  I look forward to purchasing it.  

  6. J.L. Campbell on February 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Hey, Michelle,

    Hope all is well.

    Congrats to Ciara!

  7. Michael Pierce on February 26, 2013 at 4:36 am

    I'm ready for battle! Ciara's cover is so awesome!

  8. J.L. Campbell on February 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Ciara has done an excellent job getting the word out about Escapement. Thst's pretty cool.

    • michelle on February 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      @Shaharizan ~ It looks and sounds like an excellent read!

      @Joy ~ I'm well, thanks Joy. *waving*

      @Michael ~ Put on your battle gear! Time to go!

      @Joy ~ Yes, such a good strategy for this launch! She's really done well!

  9. Southpaw on February 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Hello fellow upriser!

  10. Jay Noel on February 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I'm ready to join the rebellion!!!

  11. Carol Kilgore on February 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I predict Escapement will be a big hit!

  12. C. Lee McKenzie on February 26, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This uprising has spread just about everywhere!

  13. michelle on February 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    @Southpaw ~ Welcome to my humble abode, fellow upriser!

    @Jay ~ Join in the fun! Let the uprising begin!

    @Carol ~ I think you are spot on with that prediction!

    @C.Lee ~ Yes, it's taken on a life of its own, spread its tentacles far and wide throughout BloggyVille…

  14. Medeia Sharif on February 26, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Ciara is everywhere. The uprising is huge. 

  15. Cherie Reich on February 27, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Love Ciara's cover! I really need to catch up on these books.

  16. Matthew MacNish on February 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I keep seeing this book all over the place. It looks so good!

  17. Nickie Anderson on February 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    This sounds like a very cool mashup of sci-fi, fantasy, and dystopian genres (and I love all three!)

  18. The Golden Eagle on February 28, 2013 at 12:03 am

    Congratulations to Ciara! 🙂

  19. Julie on February 28, 2013 at 7:37 am

    Congrats to Ciara! The cover is beautiful, and I wish you much success.

  20. michelle on February 28, 2013 at 7:58 am

    @Medeia ~ the uprising is like a whirlwind through the blogosphere!

    @Cherie ~ there are sooooo many new books that I think lots of people are trying to play catch-up… but I wonder if that's possible?

    @Matthew ~ you can't ignore its presence…

    @Nickie ~ a triple treat for you!!

    @Golden E ~ she's all over the place, such a great launch! 🙂

    @Julie ~ her covers are really beautiful…

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