Friday, March 3, 2017

Shattered Glass Audio Book Giveaway!

Now that the excitement of DAWN STUDY's release is winding down and the feedback I've gotten has been super fantastic, I'm giving away 20 copies of SHATTERED GLASS' audio book - narrated by the extremely talented Gabra Zackman.

If you haven't read SHATTERED GLASS - it's an eNovella about Opal and the story events happen after NIGHT STUDY and go into the beginning of DAWN STUDY.

Here's the cover copy: While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal's immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn't that easy to fool and, with her two soldier friends, Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan with the hope of rescuing the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap.

You can purchase a copy of the eNovella for 0.99 US at the following US retailers (proceeds benefit Araella - a young lady who's been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer):
Amazon Kindle
Apple iTunes

The audio book is also available to download for $5.95, so if you don't win, you can still get your own copy here:
Apple iTunes Audio book
Audible Audio Book

International readers go here for links: Maria's Short Story page 


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Monday, January 23, 2017


It's that time of year again, which means a new book! And to celebrate the new release, I'm doing another blog tour with RockStar Book Tours. Below are the links to the tour stops. As usual, I'm offering 10 copies of DAWN STUDY as prizes so make sure you check out the various posts and reviews throughout the tour.

Speaking of reviews, DAWN STUDY received a Top Pick 4.5 Star review from RT Book Reviews. They said "After an amazing run, ├╝ber-talented Snyder brings her fantastic Study series to a close. Ever since being introduced in Poison Study, Yelena Zaltana and Valek have been truly riveting and unforgettable characters. As this series has evolved, Snyder has continued to build a remarkable world as well as develop a host of powerful secondary characters. Snyder really doesn’t disappoint, as Dawn Study is a fitting and thrilling conclusion to the remarkable journey of Yelena and Valek. Huge kudos to Snyder for a job very well done!"  YAY!

We're having another release party over at Cupboard Maker Books in Enola, Pennsylvania, USA on February 4th from 1 to 4 p.m.  If you can't make it Cupboard Maker Books is willing to take orders of my books and I will sign and personalize them for you. They have most of my books in stock along with Dawn Study of course!  They're also willing to ship international, but you might have to wait a few days for them to get the button up and working.

Here's the link to order signed copies through Cupboard Maker Books:


Week One:
1/23/2017 - - Interview with Janco
1/24/2017 - - Review
1/25/2017 - - Exclusive Excerpt
1/26/2017 - - Review
1/27/2017 - - Interview with Yelena

Week Two:
1/30/2017 - - Review
1/31/2017 - - Guest Post on Writing a Series Finale
2/01/2017 - - Review
2/02/2017 - - Interview with Maria
2/03/2017 - - Review

To read the first chapter of DAWN STUDY, go here:

To order DAWN STUDY in the US: