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    Fargoer - A Finnish historical fantasy series of short stories

    Greetings !

    I humbly request you to point your browsers towards a new website http://www.fargoer.com/ to check out my project of ongoing fantasy short story series. First three parts have now been translated independently from Finnish, and there are five more to be translated, and more originals are in the works. The first story is free and the other two are sold at very moderate price. Here's the premise:
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    We welcome you to step into the dark northern forest. A place where no plow had touched the ground this far in the wilderness. Where the tall shapes of Viking ships struck terror and awe everywhere they set their sails. This was the age of dreams and legends, of powers now long forgotten. Tales carried by whispers in the cold wind in this dark land.

    Vierra is a young woman among the Kainu people, a tribe of age-old traditions and ways. Hers is the grim and solitary existence of a woman cursed with greatness and destiny.

    Can she break her path painted in stone and find a place for herself in her tribe and in her turmoil-filled world? Or will she become 'the Fargoer?'

    Fargoer is a series of fantasy short stories that draws its power from the harsh yet beautiful nature and folklore of Finland. The combination of fast-paced action and wonder for the long lost worlds of yesterday borrows heavily from pulp-literature of the 1930's... with a bit of human touch and drama in the middle.
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    If you like this, don't forget to like us in Facebook (www.facebook.com/fargoerbook).

    And if you, more experienced self-publishing authors have any advice and suggestions for me, don't hesitate to share.

    Best regards
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    Petteri Hannila

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    Reviews

    One thing that we forgot to mention: reviews. Your opinion means the world to us, so please lets others know what you think about the short stories, too For example, you can rate the first short story in Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/204396

    (the review link is on the bottom of the page after you've logged in).

    Thank you and happy reading!

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    Thank you all for many wonderful reviews we've gotten so far! The first three short stories are now available from Amazon, B&N and many others (we had a slight delay due to some technical problems).

    You can also find the short stories for iPad and iPhone from the Apple iBooks app (just search for Fargoer).

    Happy reading, and remember to give us feedback if you like our work!

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    New platforms

    Thank you for all the great feedback, and keep it coming! Whether praise or purely critical, it is all welcome and encourages us to keep writing. Fargoer IV - Roots of Evil is in proofreading phase and will be released soon.

    Also, good news for Android users: Fargoer can now be found also from Kobo eBooks. Just install the Kobo client from Play Store and then search for Fargoer.

    After you've read our short stories, we hope you can find a few minutes to rate us too!

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    Double post removed, sorry!
    Last edited by Fargoer; August 28th, 2012 at 09:57 AM.

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    With Fargoer part IV just around the corner, the poem "Birth of Kainu" has been published. Birth of Kainu is a mythic poem telling the story of the origins of Kainu people.

    The poem can be downloaded for free from Smashwords:
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/231286

    We're off to a great start and it's all thanks to you, our readers. If you like our books, don't forget to like our Facebook page. Reviews are also welcome and very much appreciated

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Fargoer; September 10th, 2012 at 10:21 AM.

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    Vierra's story continues in Fargoer part IV - The Roots of Evil!

    The fourth short story is available from Apple Store, Amazon, Smashwords and Diesel eBook Store.

    As an indie project we have very limited resources of letting people know about Fargoer. If you like the stories, we hope you could find the time to like us in Facebook, follow us in Twitter, or even mention us to a friend

    Enjoy!

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    Fargoer - a Finnish series of Fantasy short stories
    set in Viking Age
    http://www.facebook.com/fargoerbook
    http://www.twitter.com/fargoerbooks
    http://www.fargoer.com/

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    The first Fargoer novel, Winds of the North, will be released soon. Winds of the North contains the first eight short stories of Vierra's saga, and will be available both as an eBook and a paperback. We are now offering a completely new way to read the short stories: subscriptions. By subscribing to Fargoer - Winds of the North, you can read all the currently published short stories (I - IV), and you will gain access to the ones to be published soon (V - VIII), as soon as they become available, with no extra cost. The earlier you subscribe, the less it will cost you to get the whole book.

    Subscribing is easy and you will be immediately notified when the next short story has been published. It requires no registration, you have plenty of download options and iPad and Kindle users can also send the book directly to their device, so the book will be immediately available for you to read.

    For SFFWorld, we created a code that entitles you to the whole book for 1,99$. The code will be valid for one week (October 13th - October 20th). The code is:
    forums2012dc

    We've also updated our webpage www.fargoer.com, hope you like the new look. We'd be very interested in hearing feedback about the subscription method itself, too. What do you think?

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    After experiencing some delays while preparing the original Finnish version of Fargoer for print and eBook release, the English version's release is looming ahead. The seventh short story of the first novel was just published and is soon available from all major retailers. We anticipate the paperback and eBook to be available in late February or early March.

    We're very excited about our upcoming release, especially since the short stories have received excellent reviews (Goodreads rating 4.6 stars out of 5). Visit www.fargoer.com for details, and have a great weekend!

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    Hi everyone,

    Our long-awaited day is now at hand. After almost four years in the making, Fargoer is set for international release next Sunday, March 3rd. First of all, we'd like invite all the Facebook and Goodreads users of SFFWorld to the release event:
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/...-release-event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/609763829049302

    Furthermore, we'd like to thank you for the long road we've gone together, and all the feedback we've received. Therefore, we've decided to give the Fargoer eBook to the SFFWorld readers FOR FREE. Only thing we want in return is your opinion on the book. You can download Fargoer for free from LeanPub, using the code: forum2013dc:
    https://leanpub.com/Fargoer

    Please don't share the code outside the SFFWorld community. Hope to see you all in the release event!

    Petteri & Miika

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    Hi everyone,

    A long-awaited day is now at hand. After almost four years in the making, Fargoer is set for international release next Sunday, March 3rd. First of all, we'd like invite all the Facebook and Goodreads users of SFFWorld to the release event:
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/...-release-event
    https://www.facebook.com/events/609763829049302

    Furthermore, we'd like to thank you for the long road we've gone together, and all the feedback we've received. Therefore, we've decided to give the Fargoer eBook to the SFFWorld readers FOR FREE. Only thing we want in return is your opinion on the book. You can download Fargoer for free from LeanPub, using the code "forum2013dc":
    https://leanpub.com/Fargoer

    The eBook comes with full cover and chapter art by our artist Anne Petelius. Please don't share the code outside the SFFWorld community. Hope to see you all in the release event!

    Petteri & Miika

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    The Fargoer review competition is now underway, and will last until April 15th. Enter the competition at:
    http://www.fargoer.com/competition-m...pril-15th.html

    Every reviewer will receive a free eBook copy of the Fargoer, and the prize is a signed copy of the upcoming Collector's Edition of Fargoer, which is a hardcover that contains a previously unpublished Fargoer short story, Day of the Dead. The value of the book is approximately 20 dollars.

    Miika

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