Lúnasa Days

My first book is finally out

Lúnasa Days is my first professionally published book. I hope you’ll take a look:

Lúnasa Days is available now at Amazon

Now available

And here’s an excerpt:

The sun’s going. It’s July, and the corn doesn’t know it. It grows tall and green. The human heart knows. It stirs and it stirs.

There’s a dwindling late in summer, a sadness. And a loner on the roads.

He left a life that wasn’t bad. Everyone said he was good at his job, even his boss.

But when he was young he knew something. He had a fate, a reason to exist. He never quite found it, and every autumn it slipped further away.

He stopped one day for food. A gas station, like any other, but the man there was friendly. Bored. He liked the look of the young guy with his bike, and he spoke to him.

“Where you headed?”

It was a hard question.

“Well, what do you do?”

Vagabond. Can you say vagabond? Is that a career?

He looked aside.

“I cast spells,” he said.

The man had some work for him.

Please buy my book. You can grab the Kindle version here. It’s $2.99 and I promise you’ll like it. If you don’t like it, I’ll write you a new one with you as the main character, except it will be much shorter and seem an awful lot like an email criticizing your questionable taste. There’s also a paperback version forthcoming.

Once you’ve read it, I hope you’ll leave a review on the Amazon page. Reviews help Lúnasa Days gain more visibility, and they translate directly to more sales for your independent author. Okay, go buy it. Thank you!


7 thoughts on “My first book is finally out

  1. Here’s my review of your novella, cavalier. I hope I did it justice. I posted it already on amazon, but what the heck, those visiting here might like to see what I made of it. Enjoy!

    “Drew Jacob’s Lúnasa Days is a modern-day grimoire as travelogue, registering the moods of magic and people in context. Jacob is a master storyteller who writes about people suffering from various pains in the soul, and what can be done about it. The protagonist, Bailey, finds himself literally bailing out ailments by using magic performed à la carte, rather than by the book. Although we don’t learn about what kind of magic Bailey grew tired of, and which made him skeptical about the workings of magic, we do learn that magic is not necessarily a question of ‘does it work’, but rather a question of process.

    Unlike other books on magic, this novella is not concerned with the end result of any magical working and routine, but rather focuses on the extent to which any encounter between people can be said to be magical. To be sure, getting there, as it were, is significant in works of magic that use spell casting, divination, or consorting with spirit, but what’s important here is the idea of ‘there’ being about something else and not just an end destination marked by the exclamation, ‘it worked’. Rather, Lúnasa Days is more concerned with performing magic as an act of astonishing oneself. ‘Can I astonish myself,’ Jacob seems to be asking all the way through, and the answer is, ‘yes, if you are dedicated to listening to your environment with utmost acuity.’

    The author writes beautifully and with an unsentimental sensibility. Yet it is clear that what makes this text strong is the fact that it is written in a heartfelt and honest vein. It also has something to say about what a magical working can add to people’s lives. This is not only a book about magic as an art, but also about a dedicated artist who throws himself upon his art in a frenzy, thus allowing for the best to emerge. Magic here comes across as the necessity to maintain the act of suspending disbelief, only so that one can learn about discernment. Without the suspension of disbelief there is no discernment. Jacob makes many such direct points that are full of significance. Lunasa Days is a very enjoyable text that teaches us all a lesson in the many ways of listening.

    And just to make sure that I entice here potential readers to go for it, let me mention the following: As Gertrude Stein once said, ‘every good text has sex in it.’ This one does too. It is wonderful. It is of the land and of the people who stand upon it while also waiting for the rain to come.” (––Camelia Elias on amazon.com)

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