Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

Her only hope may rest in the Lord of the Dragons

Sunday, June 10th, 2018
Guardian’s
Nightmare
The
Last Princess of Latura Book 1
by
Darren Simon
Genre:
Middle-Grade/New Adult Fantasy
 
Charlee
Smelton is an average thirteen-year-old girl struggling to adapt
after her family moves to San Francisco. She thinks her biggest
obstacle is facing the bullies who brand her a nerd and a dweeb.
She’s wrong. Her life is about to change—for the worse. First,
she receives a gift of the ugliest, most old fashioned bike she has
ever seen. Try as she might to ditch it in the city, she just can’t
seem to escape that very mysterious two-wheeler. Then come the
visions of a world across a dimensional divide, a princess in fear
for her life and a dark knight pursuing her. Are they just dreams or
something more? For Charlee, everything she ever thought she knew
about herself soon crumbles as she starts down a path to discover her
true self, and she will need that hunk-of-junk bike more than she
could ever imagine. Without it, she might not be able to find the
hero in herself—the hero she must become to save her friends,
family, her city—the world—from an evil only she can defeat. An
evil she allows into this world.
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Guardian’s Return
The Last Princess of
Latura Book 2
 
A
month has passed since fourteen-year-old Charlee Smelton discovered
her magical abilities and faced her great aunt, Theodora, in a life
or death struggle to protect Earth. A month has passed since she
tricked Theodora back across the dimensional gateway that brought
Theodora to Earth. Since then, Charlee—now fully aware that she is
part of a noble bloodline from another world…another dimension…has
grown stronger in her magic, aided by her protector, a shapeshifter
sent to Earth to protect her.
But
the terrible dreams won’t stop.
Theodora
lives, and if Charlee’s dreams of death and fields of spilled blood
are true, her great aunt has avenged herself on that world across the
dimensional divide. 
Charlee
knows what she must do. The fight is not over. She must travel across
the gateway to the home of her ancestors and face Theodora one more
time. But doing so may cost Charlee more than her life. The same
medallion her great aunt desires so much—a medallion Charlee
possesses—could make her just as evil as her great aunt. 
Can
Charlee stave off the twisted tendrils of the medallion long enough
to defeat Theodora—for good—or will evil consume her? Can she
even survive so far from home? Her only hope may rest in the Lord of
the Dragons, but that beast turned his back on her grandfather long
ago…

 

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Darren
Simon resides in Southern California where he works as a college
English teacher after a career as a newspaper journalist. His love
for writing began with a love for reading when his grandmother gave
him a wonderful gift—a brown paper bag filled with comic books from
the 1960s and ’70s. From there, he moved on to Choose Your Own
Adventure
books. Eventually he discovered the works of J.R.R.
Tolkien, which solidified his interest in writing epic fantasy and
science fiction tales.
So
far, he has focused his writing on middle grade and young adult
fiction to inspire young readers just as he was inspired to read and
write at a young age.
He
self-published his first novel though iUniverse and immediately went
on to write the second book in the series. Upon completing the second
book, he decided to seek more traditional publishing. After countless
rejection letters, a small independent publisher—Divertir
Publishing—decided to pick up the series, a fantasy about a
teen-aged girl who learns her family is actually from an alternate
dimension, and only she has the power to protect Earth from a
sorceress from her world—who just happens to be her great aunt.
Divertir republished the first book, titled, Guardian’s
Nightmare
, in 2015. The second book in the series, Guardian’s
Return
, was released in April.
Darren
has also written another series—a young adult historical pirate
fantasy set in the golden age of piracy, mixing historical pirates
and pirate hunters with his fictional characters in a time-traveling,
swashbuckling tale. The first book in that series, The Dangerous
Legacy,
was published in 2016 by Tell-Tale Publishing. The second
book in the series, The Deadly Waters, is due out later this
year.
All
his books are available at Amazon.com and Barnes&noble.com.
Darren,
who lives with his wife, Sandra and two sons, Daniel and Jacob, and
two crazy dogs, in the Valley, is continuing to write and develop new
stories, including a young adult novel now in the hands of literary
agency.

 

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No matter what she chooses, each choice has a price, and for Allie, it will be paid in death

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
Illuminous
by
Yolanda Allard
Genre:
YA Paranormal Fantasy
 
Seventeen-year-old
Allie O’Hare’s dreams involve graduating High School, backpacking
around Europe with her best friend Aimee, and getting her crush to
see her as more than a friend; they did not include getting turned
into a werewolf. A werewolf with shining silver eyes who will never
see the age of 18. 

 

 

Allie
learns her Irish temper is no longer her least attractive quality now
that she randomly sprouts fangs and a tail.

 

 

Unsure
of what to do with herself, Allie wants to learn all she can about
her new life sentence. But the more she learns the more everyone,
including new werewolf friends, start looking to her to for
leadership. Facing a stalker and a possible pack war, Allie must find
a way to save those she loves from becoming collateral damage.

 

 

Can
she hold on to her past and put those she loves in danger or will she
stand up, shine from within and accept her path as one very powerful
Were?

 

 

No
matter what she chooses, each choice has a price, and for Allie,
either choice will be paid in death.

 

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Raised
by two sailors who traveled across the U.S.,
Yolanda
Allard

is a Mermaid who seeks out adventure wherever she goes. You can
usually find her kicking butt on some of the most beautiful hikes the
Pacific Northwest has to offer and might even catch a glimpse of her
tail when she takes to the numerous waterfalls she finds along the
way. She likes to drag her devoted husband and flock of four children
on her adventures, hunting wisps, ghosts and all the magic the world
has to offer. Her obsessions include, writing, reading,
weightlifting, hiking and adventuring.
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Red: I’d like to set that story straight. It all began with a girl, a curse, and wolf

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Red:
A Modern Fairytale Retelling
by
Jessi McPherson
Genre:YA
Fantasy
 
Everyone
has read the tale of Little Red Riding Hood… Such a carefree, naïve
girl who fell victim to the wolf and had to be saved by the Huntsman.
I’d like to set that story straight. It all began with a girl, a
curse, and wolf. We all have a hero inside. All it takes is to
believe. Cara knew the legends of her village but she never thought
she’d become one.
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Hi
all, I’m
Jessi
Mcpherson
.
I live in a small town in Iowa right on the banks of The Mighty
Mississippi. I started writing when I was about 10 years old. Almost
every girl has a journal but I not only had fun stories of the day
but poems and short stories that popped in my head. I love fantasy
and romance novels and read almost daily. I like to find my
inspiration in everyday life. That’s one of my goals is to find one
thing every day that inspires me. I grew up an army brats so I have
traveled to a few places over the years. I have two amazing children
and a very amazing husband. They thankfully put up with crazy work
schedules because being a mom and a writer isn’t enough but I am also
the general manager of Sidelines Sports bar in my home town. No
matter how busy I find time for it all. I do hope you enjoy my books
and I look forward to writing more.

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Will the lack of guidance from his father prove to be more than young Luthor can handle?

Monday, May 28th, 2018
Bridge
of the Gods
A
Generation Son Chronicle
by
C.J. Rose
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Luthor
McAlester is a teenage boy living in San Diego, California. His
father died when he was a child. Leaving him to become man of the
house, living with his mother and younger sister. On his 18th
birthday he discovers a power that has been held dormant until now.
He is unsure what to do with it in the absence of this father’s
guidance. His best friend Gwen, who claims to be oblivious, knows
more than she is telling. Can Luther figure out how to use his power
and help the Gods like they ask with just the help of his best
friend? Or will the lack of guidance from his father prove to be more
than young Luthor can handle?
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Generation Son Chronicles Official Companion Cookbook
 
Let
your taste buds come along on a ride through some of the most classic
to the old world recipes. These recipes follow the character of the
Generation Son Chronicles series as well as some of the favorites
from the people involved with the books.
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C.
J. Rose lives in Central Illinois. Originally from just south of
Chicago, Rose is not married and has no children. The passion for
writing took root in high school where she began writing song lyrics
and poetry. On top of literature, Rose has a keen love for all things
nerdy and sci-fi. On a quiet night, you can find her curled up with
an episode or Doctor Who, Arrow, Firefly, and more. C. J. also
belongs to a theatre organization located in her town. The devotion
to musicals and theatre has led her to be a part of over 10 shows as
an actress, and over 20 as a staff person. Lastly, because she wasn’t
busy enough, C. J. has her own bow company where she sells hair bows,
bowties, scarves, lip balms, key fobs and more.

 

 

 

When it comes
to her writing, it was an itch that needed to be scratched. While
working on a cookbook, and reading her typical fantasy fiction novel,
the idea came to her. She took the love of all the books she has read
and turned then into a novel of her own. Published by Burning Horse
Media in 2014, Generation Son: Bridge of the Gods was born. Selling
over 100 copies in the first month. In 2015, Rose finished penning
the second novel in the series; To Rescue a King. Being new to the
game, Rose has struggled to do most of it on her own. One thing she
vows, is to never give up.
The focus of the novel series is to
not only bring her fantasy and ideas to life, but take those stories
and make them a fun learning experience for the younger generation.

 

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2
Anniversary
Month Games
 
Week
1:
Scavenger
Hunt- Game starts May 1
st and
the deadline is May 5
th at
midnight. The first one to email all the correct items
to 
generationsonbog@yahoo.com will
win the first surprise.
Rules-Find
the following famous authors and the last book published before death
(Show your source. Wikipedia does not count)
·         Louisa
May Alcott
·         James
Fenimore Cooper
·         Charles
Dickens
·         Nathaniel
Hawthorne
·         Washington
Irving
·         Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow
·         Sir
Walter Scott
·         William
Shakespeare
·         Robert
Louis Stevenson
·         Alfred,
Lord Tennyson
·         Mark
Twain
·         John
Greenleaf Whittier
 
Week
2:
The
Word Challenge- Game starts 
May
6th and the deadline is May 12th 
at midnight.
The first one to email all the correct items
to 
generationsonbog@yahoo.com will
win the next surprise.
Rules-Purchase
the digital copy of Book 1-Bridge of the Gods on
Amazon. 
http://amzn.to/2jR5rFj (You
must send a screen shot of your receipt) Tell me what page the phrase
“Quite fascinating for someone so small is she not?”
 
Week
3:
Scavenger
Hunt- You must take a screenshot of each item and send in together.
Game starts 
May
13th and the deadline is May 19th 
at midnight.
The first one to email all the correct items
to 
generationsonbog@yahoo.com will
win the next surprise.
Rules:
Go
to my blog. 
http://bit.ly/2D1msW4 –Find
the Easter Special Edition Author of the Month.
Sign
up for the newsletter. Tell me what the recipe is for the May
Newsletter.
Like
the Facebook page. 
https://www.facebook.com/GenerationSon/ -Find
the picture of the three Goddesses of Springtime Growth.
Follow
me on Twitter. 
@generationson – Tell
me what event I was at on April 21
st 2018.
Follow
me on Instagram. Find the picture of 2 little girls holding book
1. 
https://www.instagram.com/generationson/
 
Week
4:
The
Recipe Challenge- Game starts May 20th and the deadline
is May 26th at midnight. The first one to email all the correct
items to 
generationsonbog@yahoo.com will
win their recipe in the cookbook’s next edition.
Rules-Purchase
the Ultimate Companion Cookbook (digital) on
Amazon. 
http://amzn.to/2zJSvHj (You
must send a screen shot of your receipt) Tell me what page the recipe
for Hestia’s Fire Pit Stew is on, then send me your favorite
recipe.
 
 
 
 

 

The town begins to treat them with wariness and suspicion

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Cursed
Born
of the Blood Book 1
by
Skylar Mckinzie
Genre:
YA Paranormal Fantasy
 
Skye,
Stormy, and Savannah Davidson are no different from the other
residents of Discovery, Massachusetts, or so they think. As their
25th birthday approaches, the town begins to treat them with wariness
and suspicion. Skye begins to believe the triplets are special. Can
they solve the puzzle of their past to save the town from the evil
forces that affect their future?
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Skylar
McKinzie

lives in the small town of Screven, Ga. When she’s not writing,
she’s cooking, baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
She also loves long walks and sitting by the bonfire in October,
which is her favorite month of the year.

 

 

She
writes horror and paranormal romance. She is working on her next
novel due to be released by the end of the year.

 

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some things from her past are better left contained…

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Midnight
Moss
by
Carissa Ann Lynch
Genre:
YA Fantasy
 
Fresh
out of high school and stalling on college, all Dorothea wants is a
little freedom. So when she’s offered the opportunity to move into
her late grandmother’s house in Black Cat Springs, she simply can’t
refuse the deal. Cheap rent and distance from her parents is exactly
what she’s always wanted…and a handsome new neighbor seals the
deal.

 

 

But
as soon as she moves in, she’s drawn to a mysterious fence in the
woods. Despite her better judgement and dark stories beyond, she
sneaks inside, learning that some things from her past are better
left contained…

 

 

A
twisted town with a mind-boggling past is about to become Dorothea’s
future. And one thing is certain–she cannot trust her instincts.

 

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Ann Lynch is the USA TODAY Bestselling and award winning author of
the Flocksdale Files trilogy, Horror High series, Dark Legends,
Searching for Sullivan, Things Only the Darkness Knows, Shattered
Time, 13, Grayson’s Ridge, and This Is Not About Love. She resides in
Floyds Knobs, Indiana. 

 

When she’s not writing, she’s
reading and collecting books. She has a background in psychology and
corrections.

 

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In a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave its mark…

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Shadow’s
Edge
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 1
by
Jami Gray
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
 
Everyone
fears what hunts in the shadows–especially the monsters…

 

 

It
takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the
maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world
where the supernatural shares a shadowy existence with the mundane, a
series of disappearances and deaths threaten the secrecy of her kind
and indicate someone knows the monsters are alive and
kicking.

 

 

Partnered
with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Duran proves to be as challenging
and dangerous as the prey she hunts. When the trail leads back to the
foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past
raises its ugly head.

 

 

Gavin
and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder, and betrayal, to
discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the
entire magical community.

 

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Shadow’s
Soul
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 2
 
All
she had to do was keep one man safe…

 

 

Raine
McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s
one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard
to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the
Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, the simple
task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is
left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul
Stealer.

 

 

The
Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s
confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to
heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her
soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between
them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their
evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal
to find Cheveyo.

 

 

As
Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of
secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they
discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.

 

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Shadow’s
Moon
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 3
A
blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks
loose. 
 

 

It
should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon
Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing
funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland
nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans, The resulting carnage
begins to fray the thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural
Kyn community from public scrutiny. It also ensures there is no
escaping the one man she’s been determined to avoid, her Alpha and
mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick
threatens her individuality like no other.

 

As the Northwest
Alpha wolf, compromise isn’t in Warrick Vidis’s vocabulary, but when
his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a
killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to
protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone
wolves along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack begin to
jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander’s continual
reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between
intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one
woman’s love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and
wolf.
As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack
but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to
trust each other and accepts their rare bond or risk losing
everything–their pack, their friends and each other.

 

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Shadow’s
Curse
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 4
 
Death
and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans… 
 

 

As
the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when
tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its
wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout With the Northwest
houses in an uproar and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her
carefully laid plans are put to the test as she wards off the greedy
clutches of the ruling Kyn Council. Her plans and pawns are moving
along nicely, until he joins the game. div>

 

 

 

Whispers
of treachery draw Darius Abazi to the Northwest in search of justice
hones with vengeance. After years of protecting the Council and its
secrets he harbors no illusions on how lies can be twisted into
truth. As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, he faces off with the
beautiful, but manipulative Natasha to uncover the mastermind behind
it all. div>

 

 

 

A
dangerous attraction lures the two predators into a deadly game,
where one wrong move could destroy all that Natasha holds dear.

 

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Shadow’s
Dream
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 5
 
Bitter
betrayals and hidden truths forge shattered dreams…
Cheveyo,
the most powerful Magi in the Northwest Kyn, lives with one
regret—walking away from Tala Whiteriver. When he is sent to broker
an alliance with the Southwest Kyn, he recognizes his chance to
rectify his mistake, but soon realizes the challenge may be more
difficult than expected.
As
the youngest Kyn to lead a house, Tala’s a force to be reckoned
with, but her role came at a steep price. When an unprovoked attack
by the Southwest alpha threatens her position and forces her to face
judgment, she finds an unexpected ally in the man who once claimed
her heart. 
As
a series of deadly events unfolds, tensions began to rise between the
Southwest houses, with a Tala firmly trapped in the center. Before
Tala and Cheveyo can quell the approaching storm, they must untangle
a treacherous plot and expose the architects of a devil’s bargain
designed to fracture the Kyn. Will Cheveyo and Tala be able to
move beyond the confines of their positions and trust their hearts to
forge new dreams before the impending nightmare sweeps them apart
forever?
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Tangled
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The
Kyn Kronicles Short Stories
 
In
a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave
its mark…

 

 

Step
into the world of Jami Gray’s Kyn with this collection of short
stories, and discover why readers are disappearing into this
exciting, Urban Fantasy series.

 

 

Wrapped
In Shadows, .5

(previously published in Things That Go Bump For The Holidays)

 

The
magic of the holiday season can be hell…

 

Elite
Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the
aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong,
only to face an unexpected gift.

 

 

Submerged
in Shadows, 1.5

 

Treasures
from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…

 

Forced
on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the
least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected
complications.

 

 

Masked
by Shadows, 2.5

 

Nothing
is ever easy…

 

For
Gavin and Raine the job is simple, deliver a package to an interested
party in New Orleans. Yet even the easiest job can mask unexpected
challenges.

 

 

Ensnared
by Shadows, 3.5

 

Deception
leaves a tangled web…

 

Ryuu
Kern, Motoki Pack’s Second, is no stranger to sticky situations,
but when delectable Division Agent, Iliana Krychek, comes to him for
help, it will take more than claws and teeth to untangle a deadly web
of deceit.

 

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Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal
Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of
the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic
Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense
series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her
head.
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the responsibility of being a Prime rests heavily on her shoulders

Monday, May 21st, 2018
Elemental
Rising
The
Elemental Trilogy Book 1
by
Toni Cox
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
 
When
Maia returns home to Elveron from her final test on Earth, something
unexpected happens and she ends up in a coma. When she finally wakes,
she realises that she has brought with her the very thing she tried
to leave behind.

 

 

Faced
with responsibilities she thinks she is not ready for, a love she
does not reciprocate and a threat to her people that might kill them
all, she is suddenly forced to become what she is meant to be – a
Prime.

 

 

But
she is not alone. She has her mentor, Silas, and her dragon,
Midnight, who stand by her side as she embarks on an adventure to
save not just herself, but the rest of the nation of Grildor as
well.

 

 

Cox
has created characters; a world; a story that is Tolkien worthy. She
has developed something unique and rich in imagination.” Sian B.
Claven (TBB)

 

 

Maia
is an incredible character to follow. Toni Cox has managed to bring
something new, exciting, and seriously addictive to the fore.”
Robyn Victoria Castles (TBB)

 

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Betrayal
The
Elemental Trilogy Book 2
 
The
nation of Grildor still reels from the War of Greystone. They spent
the winter Moons mourning their dead. Now it is spring and time to
drive the last of the enemy off their planet.

 

 

Maia
has sunken into a pit of despair during the harsh Moons of Winter,
not only mourning the people that died, but also the absence of
Blaid. Would he ever come back to her?

 

 

Lord
Longshadow, Lord Regent of Grildor, decides it is time to act and
sends Maia and Jaik as ambassadors to the various cities within
Grildor. The aim is to reassure the people that the Longshadow Clan
is there to protect them, but as Maia and Jaik travel, they learn
that the situation is far worse than they had anticipated.

 

They
have been betrayed and their nation is threatened with war a second
time. Desperately, she searches for the strength to save her people.
And, although she has her dragon, Midnight to help her, the
responsibility of being a Prime rests heavily on her shoulders.

 

 

Will
her magic be strong enough to save them this time?

 

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**Coming Soon!**

 
 
 
Born
in Germany in 1976, Toni Cox moved to South Africa in 1991. Although
she has spent much of her working career in the timber wholesale
business, she is also an accomplished horse rider, has a diploma in
project management, photography and nutrition, and has a passion for
books and all things fantasy.

 

From a young age, her dream had
always been to put her imagination into words – give the stories
life. When she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2013, she
decided life is too short not to follow her dream. So, with the
support of her husband and three children, she began writing book 1
of the Elemental Trilogy in January 2015.
The Elemental Saga
is a fantasy story spanning over 35 books. These stories all take
place on the various Life Planets of the Milky Way galaxy. The first
4 books were published between 2016 – 2017, with 5 more books coming
in 2018.
The Andromeda Saga takes place in the Andromeda
galaxy and will be a mix of sci-fi and fantasy. Hopefully, by 2020,
we will see the first books of this saga published.
Toni Cox
also writes dystopian fantasy, and her first novel, Resilient, is due
for release in 2018.

 

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From his Temple in the ground, the Horned God stirs…

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Starfarers and explorers, the League settled on Kana thousands of years ago. They found it to be a paradise, a perfect, virtually uninhabited planet waiting just for them in the cradle of space.
Lovely Kana … it was too good to be true …But, all was not as it seemed. Simmering beneath the ground was a demented god who had soaked Kana in blood for untold ages, luring in victims, lying to them, and rejoicing in their suffering as they died at the hands of his dark angels.
And there will be blood again … From his Temple in the ground, the Horned God stirs.
When Lord Kabyl of Blanchefort, a young man troubled by the weight of the world, dares give his heart to a girl from a mysterious ancient household, one that pre-dates the League itself, he comes to know the shadows of the past that hover over her.He comes to know of the Horned God, and for love he is destined to face him. All roads lead to the Temple of the Exploding Head, a place of evil and death, rooted in the ancient past, but also tied to the distant future. 

 

 

 

REN GARCIA, is a Science Fiction/Fantasy author and Texas native who grew up in western Ohio. He has been writing since before he could write, often scribbling alien lingo on any available wall or floor with assorted crayons.

He attended The Ohio State University and majored in English Literature. Ren has been an avid lover of anything surreal since childhood, he also has a passion for caving, urban archeology and architecture.
His books are published by Loconeal Publishing and include: The League of Elder: Sygillis of Metatron, The Hazards of the Old Ones, The Dead Held Hands, The Machine, and The Temple of the Exploding Head. LoE Book VI: Sands of the Solar Empire was released in July, 2012 and Book VII: “Against the Druries” was released in 2013. His next set of books,  “The Shadow tech Goddess” was released in 2014 with the most recent book, Stenibelle, released in June 2015.
 He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, and their three dogs.

 

The Temple of the Exploding Head by Ren Garcia is a compelling sci-fi-fantasy story with daring and well-rounded characters. It contains time travel, royalty and love, all well set and not overwhelming each other. The worlds created by Ren Garcia are developed, dangerous and amazingly well done. You will have a hard time putting this book down. This page turner will trick you into believing you know what’s going on, just to find out you were as far from right as you can get. I recommend it to readers of fantasy and sci-fi genre. You will be glad you chose it.

The version I read was composed of three books, which was overwhelmingly long for all at once…I would have preferred to have read them separately, in much smaller bites. That said, I really enjoyed the tale and the writing. What a great imagination and deliverance of this story.

 


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Combining elements of fantasy romance, coming of age, and the epic struggle of good versus evil

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
The
Banished Lands
The
Banished Lands Book 1
by
Benjamin Mester
Genre:
YA Epic Fantasy Romance
 
A
kingdom in danger. A prophecy that will change everything. But will
they understand it in time? The old world is gone, and barely even
histories remain. But something from that time is returning. The
closing lines of a farewell poem, written centuries ago by the last
great king of the age to his slain wife, might be more than just a
poem:

 

 

The
world and all its light shall fade,

 

I’ll
stay with her beneath the shade

 

And
wait until the world’s remade…

 

 

Join
us in this epic fantasy adventure as three friends plunge into the
great mystery of their age, twelve centuries in the making. A
mysterious fog blankets the forest just outside the sleepy town of
Suriya. A dark plot unfolds as Durian and his friends discover ties
between a strange wanderer and the warlike barbarian kingdom far to
the north. Are the mysterious things happening in the forest a
prelude to invasion? What happens next will propel Durian and his
curious friends into the middle of the oldest riddle in the history
of their kingdom, a dozen centuries old.

 

 

This
book is safe for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for something
that’s written in the traditional style of Lord of the Rings but set
at a faster pace, then this book is for you. The Banished Lands
introduces you to a brand new world of mystery and intrigue.
Combining elements of fantasy romance, coming of age, and the epic
struggle of good versus evil, The Banished Lands series will deliver
on your expectations. Join us in this fantasy adventure quest in
which three ordinary friends find themselves in the middle of
extraordinary circumstances.

 

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The
Banished Lands: Alliances
The
Banished Lands Book 2
 
Volume
two to the epic Banished Lands saga. Join the continuing adventure as
Durian and Pallin make the long trek toward the Banished Lands as
Sheabor and the others unveil a startling plan for the survival of
the Eastern Realm. But mysterious forces working in the shadows
threaten to unravel everything they’ve accomplished.

 

 

Volume
two of The Banished Lands has a lot more Fantasy Romance. I believe
in writing fantasy books for kids, young adult and adults alike. This
book would be rated PG-PG13. This book combines the best of high
fantasy, fantasy romance, and coming of age.

 

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The
Banished Lands: Worlds Collide
The
Banished Lands Book 3
 
Volume
three of the epic saga. The alliance has won a major victory. A
breath of fresh air. But things begin to unfold as Sheabor pushes to
extend the alliance to Kester and the Bearoc, whose relationship has
grown strained. Sheabor’s plan may lead to war, not with Corcoran but
against the very members he seeks to unite. Find out what happens in
this fast paced installment of the Banished Lands series.

 

 

Volume
three of The Banished Lands series has a lot more Fantasy Romance. I
believe in writing fantasy books for kids, young adult and adults
alike. This book would be rated PG-PG13. The Banished Lands series
combines the best of medieval fantasy, fantasy romance, and coming of
age.

 

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The
Banished Lands: End of an Age
The
Banished Lands Book 4
 
The
epic finale to The Banished Lands saga. Everything has been building
to this. Corcoran has landed and all his minions with him. Will the
Windbearers finally take back their powers? Has the alliance acted in
time to save the free peoples of the world. Find out what happens in
the thrilling close of The Banished Lands saga.
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love writing that inspires. Foundational to the human spirit is the
love of a good story. A good story makes you yearn to live your best
life, to fight for things worth fighting for, and be swept away in
heroic events. I’m not one for shock and awe, but a story that builds
slowly, using mystery, suspense and adventure to draw the reader
along. I hope you’ll check them out! Currently, these books are
unrepresented.
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Each serves a different emotion: Vengeance, Sorrow and Redemption

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Dreams
of Winter
A
Forgotten Gods Tale Book 1
by
Christian Warren Freed
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Under
the rigid guidance of the Conclave; an order of holy men seeking to
bring back the glory of the time of the gods, the Order of the
Inquisition and their Prekhauten Guard divisions the seven hundred
known worlds carve out a new empire with the compassion and wisdom
the gods once offered. But a terrible secret, known only to the most
powerful, threatens to undo three millennia of progress. The gods are
not dead at all. They merely sleep. And they are being
hunted. 

 

 

Senior
Inquisitor Tolde Breed is sent to the planet Crimeat to investigate
the escape of one of the most deadly beings in the universe.
Amongeratix, one of the three sons of the god-king is loose once
again, the fabled Three. Tolde arrives on a world where heresy breeds
insurrection and war is only a matter of time. Tolde is aided by
Sister Abigail of the Order of Blood Witches in his quest to find
Amongeratix and return him to Conclave custody before he can begin
his reign of terror.

 

 

What
he doesn’t know is that the Three are already operating on Crimeat.
Each serves a different emotion: Vengeance, Sorrow and Redemption.
Their touch drives the various characters beyond themselves and
towards an uncertain future that can only end one of two ways. Either
the Three win and finally destroy the gods, or humanity stops them
and continues to survive.

 

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W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like
to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US
Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has
gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as
well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first
published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on
Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron
Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

 

 

Passionate
about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern
military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the
readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in
history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History
from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C.
and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese
Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch
with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other.

 

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If one person can make a difference, just think what three can do

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Triangle
of Hope
by
Michael Meyer
Genre:
Contemporary Fiction
 
If
one person can make a difference, just think what three can do. 

 

 

Clint
Westerly was a success until a fateful choice he makes tears his
world all apart. Tanya Wilshire is broke but hell-bent on committing
to her mother’s final deathbed request. 84-year-old Seamus Harrington
needs to right an ancient wrong before time runs out.

 

 

Filled
with grit and determination, these three people with three different
problems, an unlikely trio of unexpected allies, converge in a small
Irish town to form a Triangle of Hope against all odds. Together they
take a courageous stand that will forever change their world and that
around them.

 

 

If
you love feel-good reads with happy endings, then TRIANGLE OF HOPE is
for you. “If an author can make you cry for his characters then
want to hug them close and then want to do an Irish Jig with them to
celebrate overcoming that much pain then you know you have read a
book that will stay with you forever.”- Wanda Hartzenberg,
Wanda’s Amazing Amazon Reviewers

 

 

It
is a “fantastic read that will pull at your heart.” –
Lauren Alumbaugh, Goodreads librarian

 

 

SEMIFINALIST
FOR THE 2015 KINDLE BOOK AWARD IN LITERARY FICTION

 

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Meyer is the author of mysteries, thrillers, humorous fiction, and
non-fiction: Love and romance, laughter and tears, thrills and
fears. 
He
has resided in and has visited many places in the world, all of which
have contributed in some way to his own published writing. He has
literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. He
has lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, Saudi Arabia (where COVERT
DREAMS – INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE COLLECTION BOOK ONE – is set), and
the U.S. Virgin Islands (where DEADLY EYES – INTERNATIONAL SUSPENSE
COLLECTION BOOK TWO – is set). He gained the wanderlust to see the
world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire
has never left him. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as
he has aged. 

 

 

Among
the many unique things that have happened to him in his world
travels, he has walked the streets of Istanbul with a detective,
searching for a pickpocket who got him good. He has ridden on the
back of a motorcycle in Tehran while the driver, who spoke not one
word of English, pointed out all the sights to him. He has wrestled
an Iranian soldier who tried to break into his hotel room in Tehran.
He has had the paint completely stripped from his car as he drove
across Saudi Arabia in a sandstorm. He has stood on the stage of a
busy nightclub in Tokyo, singing “She’ll be Coming Round the
Mountain When She Comes” to an audience feeling no pain from the
Sake they were drinking. He has been chased by a family of mongooses
(yes, that is the correct spelling) on the idyllic Caribbean island
of St. Croix. And that is just the beginning of his long list of
worldly adventures.

 

 

As
a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing,
he now lives in Southern California wine country with his wife,
Kitty, and their two adorable rescue cats.

 

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Her decision will determine freedom or bondage, for her and for the world of Zndaria

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

 

 

Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories. 

Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor. 

Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry. 

Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.

 

After tragedy strikes her kingdom, the king of Taycod welcomes Cenaya as one of his own. When she uncovers the secrets of her new family, her perceived perfect life begins to crumble. Now she must choose: ignore this new-found knowledge and continue living her spoiled existence or find the strength to become the leader her people need.
She must first decide who to trust. Can she rely on her mysterious father or the dazzling royal family? What of the alluring man who speaks of spreading peace across the land? And then there’s Nathanial McGray, a young man who appears out of nowhere. Her decision will determine freedom or bondage, for her and for the world of Zndaria.

 
First, let’s take a look inside the book 
with this Excerpt
 

Young Cenaya’s eyes flew open. A bulky swamp creature stood over her bed. Thick leather armor covered its frog-like body. Her scream stuck in her throat. Moonlight beaming through Cenaya’s open window shined off the grob’s bulging, bloodshot eyes.
Run! Cenaya’s mind screeched. Her five-year-old body didn’t move.

The grob’s forked tongue flicked through crooked, decaying teeth. Drool dripped past its thin, green lips onto Cenaya’s nose and rolled down her cheek. The putrid smell made her stomach churn. Grabbing her by the neck, the grob lifted her away from her silky bed sheets.

Cenaya pulled at its slimy fingers. She couldn’t breathe. Soft footsteps entered her room. 

With a shriek, the creature released its grip. Cenaya fell to the ground and rolled away. The grob toppled over.

Cenaya felt a rush of relief. She recognized the arrow sticking out from the back of the grob’s armor.

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The Society keeps humanity blissfully ignorant of the dangers that lurk within every shadow

Sunday, April 8th, 2018
Glamour
& Shadows
Glamour
& Shadows Book 1
by
Robert Hazelton
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
260
pages
 
From
the Author of Drown the Heart and Creative Spark, this is where the
Society stories all begin with a dimming of the lights.

 

 

Monsters
Exist

 

 

Only
the Society keeps humanity blissfully ignorant of the dangers that
lurk within every shadow.

 

 

Incubus
Detective Algiers Stanton and his fairy partner Ophelia Dupre have
been working together for quite a while. One serious, one not so
much, they make a perfect team; complementing each other even as one
grates on the other’s nerves.

 

 

When
they’re called upon to investigate a grisly murder thought to be
committed by a shapeshifter, it looks like a routine case of clean &
close, everyone happy. But the complications of a millennia old
organization refuse to go quietly under the rug and when the past
rises up to shake the very pillars of the Society, the two
detective’s lives may change forever in the process.

 

 

The
shadows await!

 

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Nightlife
Interrupted
Glamour
& Shadows Book 2
221
pages
 
From
the Author of Glamour & Shadows, Drown the Heart and Creative
Spark comes a vampire story with heart, soul and a twenty-sided
die.

 

 

Roll
for Initiative

 

 

Vinny
Presaro has it made. A newly created vampire, he owns the hottest
game store in town, wiling away his nights with role playing and
graphic novels. His life would be idyllic if not for his terrible
luck with romance and the vivid, disturbing dreams he has every
couple weeks. They seemed like mere fantasy so he did his best to
write them off (the dreams, sure but also the chances of being near a
woman without her nervously eyeing the door).

 

 

His
latest nightmare came in the form of an apocalyptic scene complete
with rivers of blood, pieces of people and a demonic girl dancing
amongst the carnage. When she comes walking into the store, he’s
faced with the possibility that he could be having premonitions and
not a chemical reaction to bottled blood.

 

 

Vinny
reaches out to investigator Ophelia Dupre to help him understand his
revelation. Unfortunately, she has some trouble with Vampires so
their working relationship is strained to say the least. Armed with
pop culture references, preconceived notions and a couple big guns,
these two very well may be the only thing standing between the world
and the end of days.

 

 

We
might be in trouble

 

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The
Hermes Foundation
Glamour
& Shadows Book 3
258
pages
 
From
the Author of Glamour & Shadows and Nightlife Interrupted comes
the third book set in the world of the Society. 

 

 

Magic
is Real

 

 

Lillian
Bowan has seen a lot. A former war correspondent turned struggling
journalist, she has been searching for the one story which will
satisfy her ambition, to be part of something meaningful. When she
rushed down for a coveted TV spot covering a gas main explosion, she
never dreamed it would put her on a dangerous path of
discovery.

 

 

Nicolas
Chabrier lives in a world of demons and mysticism, where vampires are
real and shape shifters stalk the night. An independent wizard
trained by an esoteric group outside the bounds of reality, he tries
to keep a low profile out of the supernatural spotlight. When he
saves Lillian from a demonic incursion and tries to erase her memory,
he finds something far more insidious than a random invasion.

 

 

But
not always wondrous

 

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Midnight Turn
Glamour
& Shadows Book 4
202
pages
 
Hollywood
beckons!

 

 

Genevieve
St. Claire’s novel The Midnight Turn became a big hit when it was
initially released. Her meteoric ride to genre fame brought her to
various conventions, talk shows and workshops across the country.
When a movie producer decides to option the book for a big budget
movie, her head spins with the possibilities, especially since she
can’t claim the rights to her first book, a well-known horror novel
published in 1818…

 

 

Gen’s
second dive into literature was inspired by her vampire creator,
Christian Lark, an unpredictable and romantic figure she’s polished
into something a modern audience can tolerate. Enter the proposed
leading man, Jacob Moran, wizard and descendant of the Lark line. His
semblance is uncanny, his youth intoxicating but there’s also Allan
Taylor, the handsome screenwriter hired to adapt the book.

 

 

With
half a dozen lives intermingling amidst the chaos of film production,
The Midnight Turn explores a human experience through the eyes of the
supernatural.

 

 

Enjoy
the show!

 

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Side of the Vale
Glamour
& Shadows Book 5
295
pages
 
A
Messy Crime

 

 

A
seemingly normal family is murdered, their home turned into a
horrifying scene of torture and chaos. Their deaths follow a pattern,
an extreme version of three serial killers terrorizing the country.
The Society steps in to explore any supernatural angle the case may
present and begin to work with Special Agent Rebecca Marsh of a newly
formed FBI group code named The Park. Versed in all manner of
paranormal creatures, she is to act as an ambassador to ensure humans
and monsters can work together.

 

 

Such
a dramatic change comes as quite the shock to Incubus detective
Algiers Stanton and his fairy partner Ophelia Dupre. They land the
case and the task of playing politics with their new human colleague.
After spending years ensuring humans never learn about them, this
goes against everything they know but they’ll need all the help
they can get to stop the murderers before they strike again. For
these fiends are not merely ending lives, they are collecting
ingredients for a sinister plan, one which may destroy the world as
we know it.

 

 

The
Detectives Have Returned

 

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Tale Ending
Glamour
& Shadows Book 6
214
pages
 
Desperation
Breeds Obedience

 

 

Renard
Martin lives a simple life. As a hitman for a Society bigwig, he
takes on targets the former Cleaners used to handle. As a graduate of
the infamous Lark sanctum, he’s a dangerous and irreverent person
who has no desire to remain beholden to anyone. After his family was
brutally murdered, he thought he lost them all but then he heard a
rumor. His sister Victoria may still be alive and the vampire Marius
Sontag promised to help him find her…for the price of becoming an
assassin.

 

 

Belia
Dellacroix never got to live for herself. The ward of an ancient
vampire, every event of her existence has been carefully planned,
governed and censored. This has not left her without guile, however
and once she discovered the grim fate her guardian had in store for
her, she took drastic action. Stepping out means incredible risk and
so she turns to the only person she can in her carefully designed
world: a certain Society hitman looking for something dear to
him.

 

 

But
will Renard prove too unpredictable and harsh for her needs? Holding
leverage over his head might well be the most dangerous thing she’s
ever done but desperate times call for desperate measures. Without
him, she’ll be an unwilling sacrifice, killed for a chance to claim
ancient power but if she can keep her protector on track and under
control, she may just get the fairy tale ending she’s always hoped
for.

 

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A
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Glamour
& Shadows Book 7
 
Without
Direction

 

 

Ruby
Lark comes from a long line of curious and reckless wizards. Her
father, Henry Lark, runs a strict sanctum where students are taught
through a brutal curriculum of harsh consequences and cruelty. He
seems to have some nebulous purpose for her in mind but his
dispassion and formality have kept them apart, master and student
instead of parent and child. With no friends, no recourse and no
sanctuary, she steeled herself for a life of service to a cause she
would probably never understand.

 

 

Mortimer
Dampton started at the Lark Sanctum at the end of his education. A
brash, charming wizard, he comes with a wealth of necromantic
knowledge. Henry assigns him to partner with Ruby, who instantly
takes a dislike to his overly familiar, roguish personality. But he
may just hold the key to her salvation, even as he begins to defy the
edicts of her father, sending them both on a course to their
fates.

 

 

Without
Limits

 

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and a long time member of the band Abney Park, he has traveled
extensively and performed countless shows in exotic locales. 

 

 

Robert
writes in a variety of genres but keeps drifting back to modern
fantasy/horror. He considers Elizabeth Moon, Frank Herbert, and
Steven Pressfield to be his biggest influences.

 

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6 was a dead human soldier who’d been resurrected and enhanced with Ultra blood

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

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Today, we have Sci Fi  author Kayelle Allen, visiting with her book Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire

In this scene from Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, the not-quite-human Six offers water to the immortal king, Pietas.

 

Six slid their canteen off over his head and held it out to Pietas.

Accepting anything from a human, an altered one at that, had violated every instinct at first. To take from an enemy, yes. Always. Let one give you something as if you needed it? Admit a weakness before an enemy?

Never.

But this was Six.

Pietas took it.

Ultras could go days without water, but they consumed it when they had it. He wiped one dusty hand across his mouth. The satisfaction of assuaged thirst never failed to please. What simple things in life brought pleasure! In captivity, he’d dreamed of even a drop to cool his tongue. He’d sworn he’d never take water for granted again.

Six had offered it to their companions during the climb, but the entire lot refused anything a mortal’s lips had touched. Yes, Six was a quasi-immortal. A dead human soldier who’d been resurrected and enhanced with Ultra blood. A “ghost.” But to the others, that gave him even less status.

Pietas wavered on few things, but on this? Should he call the man human, mortal, quasi-immortal, or ghost? He’d elected to choose as the mood struck. But one in particular annoyed Six.

“Thanks, ghost.” He thrust the canteen against Six’s chest.

Staggering, he swore in Spanish. “Find another name for me.”

“Tell me your mortal name then.”

“You know I can’t.” Six scratched his cheek. “Gotta protect my family. If your kind knew who they were, they’d slaughter them. You wouldn’t, but them?”

Now they were getting somewhere. “So you do trust me?”

“Pi, there’s more honor in your left big toe than your entire race combined.” He tipped up the canteen but then paused. “No offense.”

“None taken. But we’re stranded, my friend. Unless a miracle happens, by the time we get off this world, your family will be long dead.” He added, “No offense.”

Six finished his drink and plugged the canteen. “None taken. Sorry. Can’t do it.” He lifted the strap back over his head and settled it onto his shoulder, the canteen at his back. “Seriously, Pi, your people hear you call me you-know-what, it’ll give away I was Ghost Corps. We both know what they’ll do to me.”

 

Forged in Fire…

Love Romances Cafe Best in Science Fiction/Futuristic Nominee
When the immortal Pietas is marooned on a barren world with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that’s the problem.
He’s not.
Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped inside their pods and it’s up to Pietas to free them. He can’t release one at a time. It’s all or nothing. He’s facing over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless immortals who will call on him for rescue and he has no way to answer.
It’s not all bad. The beautiful telepathic warrior he’s loved for lifetimes is at his side. He’s bonded with a sentient panther. He hates humans but the one dumped on this planet with him has become a trusted friend.
Before Pietas can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, he must take back command from a ruthless enemy he’s fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father.
Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever…

 

Warning: Contains angst, humor, sweet romance, betrayal, vengeance… and a ginormous, sentient panther who wants to be Pietas’s “kitty.”

Free on Amazon through Mar 27, 2018
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Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.

https://kayelleallen.com
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He is forced to pick a side – the empire, or the innocent

Monday, March 19th, 2018
Oath
Breaker
Legend
of the Gods Book 1
by
Aaron Hodges
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
 
A
century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now
united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too
dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender
themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death.

 

 

Alana’s
mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her
brother’s magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever
known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail.
Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters
will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement.

 

 

As
the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon
finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the
wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now,
caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a
side – the empire, or the innocent.

 

 

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this all new epic fantasy novel by NYTimes Bestselling Author Aaron
Hodges.

 

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Aaron
Hodges was born in 1989 in the small town of Whakatane, New Zealand.
He studied for five years at the University of Auckland, completing a
Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Geography, and a Masters of
Environmental Engineering. After working as an environmental
consultant for two years, he grew tired of office work and decided to
quit his job and see the world. Two years later, his travels have
taken him through South East Asia, Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central
America, and South America. 

 

Today,
his adventures continue…

 

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Help unravel the mysteries that lie within the realm of Andar

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
The
Witches of Andar
by
Ashlie Harris
Genre:
Fantasy
 
A
trio of An-Kishar witches has unwittingly become involved in a royal
coup. After saving the murdered king’s son, the foursome takes
shelter with a traveling theater troupe, hoping to stay in hiding
until the Prince is able to reclaim his throne.

 

 

Fight
alongside Malinda, Alice, and Justine to rid the kingdom of the dark
magic that threatens to run rampant. Venture into the Hanging Ferns
Forest, travel with the Thespian Connection, and help unravel the
mysteries that lie within the realm of Andar!

 

 

“Alice!…
You can’t slap a Prince!” -Justine; The Witches of Andar- Book 1

 

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Ashlie
Harris is 30 years old and a Stay-at-Home mother of four homeschooled
children. She and her husband live in the heart of the Midwest, USA,
in a place Ashlie likes to call, “The Land of Corn and Beans”.
She has lived there all her life but may plan to move North in the
near future. A unique childhood and a passion for the written word
have served as motivation and inspiration throughout the years.
Always the writer, Ashlie can often be found asking inappropriate
questions, staring at seemingly nothing for hours on end, and
generally being completely socially awkward. Her biggest wish is for
people to look past their differences and start treating each other
as the one, single race we are- HUMAN.

 

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A teenage girl discovers her magical heritage and finds herself facing the might of an evil warlock

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Grim
Nora and the Secret of the Skull
by
A.M. Albaugh
Genre:
YA Fantasy
278
pages
 
When
Nora Youngblood’s father dies on her sixteenth birthday, it’s the
end of everything she ever knew. But a new journey begins with a
skull-shaped pocket watch – the last gift from her father, a
professor of archaeology. Where did this mysterious trinket come
from, and why would a warlock named Kabos now be hunting her for
it? 

 

 

Nora,
now an orphan, finds protection under a wizard named Malachi, his
handsome apprentice, Aidan, and a brother she never knew she had. As
she learns the truth about her family’s mysterious past, Nora seeks
to uncover the secret of the skull, which leads to both a powerful
and dangerous weapon. With the fate of the skull in her hands, she’s
lured into the hidden world of Dubhgail to combat the treacherous
Kabos – who has kidnapped her brother. Can she sacrifice herself to
save her brother and her friends?

 

 

In
this fantasy novel, a teenage girl discovers her magical heritage and
soon finds herself facing the might of an evil warlock in another
world.

 

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A.
M. Albaugh is an award-winning poet and photographer. She studied
anthropology and communications with an emphasis in film and
television at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Favorite authors
include Hermann Hesse, Dostoyevsky, J.R.R. Tolkien, Marion Zimmer
Bradley, Lao Tzu, Kurt Vonnegut, Knut Hamsun, and Kahlil Gibran. She
also enjoys writing code.
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She will save A-14 and set him free…even if she sacrifice herself to give him a chance

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Enduring
Bond
Allies
of the Kan Asma Vampires Book 1
by
Christa Paige
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
177
pages
 
A-Fourteen
has been wasting away in a dungeon for decades. Tortured for years in
the name of science, he was stripped of everything—including his
name. Scientists want to know the secret to the Kan Asma Vampires’
longevity, but there’s no way they’ll make him talk. They’ve
tried everything, but he’d rather die than betray his
people. 

 

 

When
they bring the frightened scientist into his cell, he is unimpressed
with their newest tactic. The moment he tastes the blood of that
unsuspecting woman, his entire world is turned upside down. Mariyah
touches him with kindness and manages to shatter his resistance.
Because of her, A-Fourteen feels more alive than he has in years. She
promises to try and save him. But can he trust her?

 

 

Mariyah’s
life takes a deadly turn when her blood becomes the key to the
Lifespan Institute’s fountain of youth. When she is left to bleed
out in the cell of a vampire prisoner, the last thing she expects is
to survive. A-Fourteen shows her mercy by not killing her…and
Mariyah ends up giving him her heart. If she fails him, he will die,
and his blood will be on her hands, staining her soul.

 

 

Now
she needs to protect herself while trying to rescue the love of her
life. When she forms an alliance with the Kan Asma refugees, she
plays a dangerous game of double agent. She knows the risks, and she
also knows time is running out.

 

Mariyah
will do anything to save A-Fourteen and set him free…even if it
means sacrificing herself to give him a chance to live.

 

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Strict
professor by day. Romance author by night. Lover of all things
alpha-male twenty-four hours a day. Christa Paige is a
multi-published author in several genres. Her passion for love
stories spans many tropes. She writes sensual, romantic tales and
sweet love stories. In her free time, Christa, likes knitting and has
a yarn stash that keeps growing. (Especially if it is bamboo.) She
has a love/hate relationship with running but can’t turn down a
themed 5k race. Her beagle babies are her running partners. She never
tires of watching a Star Wars marathon or rereading Lord of the
Rings. There’s a special place in her heart for the Regency
Romance. Mr. Darcy is her favorite Regency hero, especially when he
is wearing Hessians and a cravat.

 

 

Christa’s
series The Blood-Vine published by Liquid Silver Publishing, Kissin’
Cops published by Liquid Silver Publishing, Women Who Serve (Book 1
Coming soon), Kan Asma Vampires published by Hartwood Publishing.

 

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It can lead them down a dark and dangerous path

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
The
Grey Eyed Storm
The
Occuli Series Book 1
by
Christie M. Stenzel
Genre:
YA Urban Fantasy
 
In
the tradition of HARRY POTTER AND TWILIGHT, comes a captivating
fantasy tale that will have you on the edge of your seat and keep you
reading late into the night as you go along on an unpredictable
journey with the Occuli!!!

 

 

Have
you ever received shocking news that changes everything?

 

Imagine
being eighteen-year-old Remy Verbetta, and finding out that you are
not ‘human” and are not from this world.

 

 

Remy’s
entire life has been a lie. Another world is living and breathing
beside our own, an alternate dimension.

 

 

On
her eighteenth birthday, Remy finds out that she is a member of an
ancient and almost extinct race called the Occuli. Each Occuli has
different magical powers, based solely on their eye color.

 

 

This
7 time award-winning, supernatural fantasy novel, follows Remy on a
journey of self-discovery, magic, romance and betrayal, as she learns
about her new powers and tries to figure out a way not only to
survive, but also how to get back to her true home while saving the
Occuli from extinction!

 

(Recommended
for ages 16+)

 

**2017
Readers’ Favorite BRONZE MEDAL WINNER for BEST FANTASY
BOOK!!!

 

 

**2017
Book Excellence Awards FINALIST for BEST FANTASY BOOK!!

 

 

**OFFICIAL
FANTASY SELECTION – 2016 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in
Independent Publishing!!!

 

 

**2016
The Wishing Shelf Book Awards FINALIST for BEST FANTASY
BOOK!!

 

 

**2016
Readers’ Favorite BRONZE MEDAL WINNER for BEST FANTASY
BOOK!!!

 

 

**OFFICIAL
FANTASY SELECTION – 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in
Independent Publishing!!!

 

 

**Awarded
2016 BOOK OF THE YEAR from Books Go Social!!

 

 

“RIVETING
FROM START TO FINISH!!” by Tom

 

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Through
Golden Eyes
The
Occuli, Book 2
 
GOLD
MEDAL WINNER – 2016 AUTHORSdb.com Book Cover Contest!

 

 

“FIVE
STARS!” by Ellie and AJSW

 

 

“LOVED
THE JOURNAL FORMAT! RECOMMEND THIS SERIES!” by DJS

 

 

The
first short story in the Occuli series is here!

 

 

A
Golden-Eyed, or “Aureus”, has one sole purpose in life: to
protect. Raised from children to be bodyguards, these Occuli are both
the fastest and strongest and are commonly used as fierce
weapons.

 

 

Frequently
they are not what they seem however, as they can be tempted by too
much power and control over those they protect. This can lead them
down a dark and dangerous path.

 

 

This
supplement to Book One of the Occuli series, gives the reader a more
intimate look at the character of Zias. In this story the reader is
taken through Zias’ personal journal, giving his perspective on the
journey so far with Remy and the other Occuli. He tells the story
through his eyes about his struggle to remember his past and break
from traditions and curses, while putting it all on the line for the
love of his life, Remy Verbetta.

 

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The
Violet Eyed
The
Occuli Series Book 3
 
“Christie
Stenzel’s incredible writing style is intoxicating, drawing the
reader into a magical world where anything and everything is
possible… I thoroughly enjoyed The Violet Eyed, and wholeheartedly
recommend it to readers aged over 15 years, who are fans of the
paranormal, mystery, drama, romance, and finding oneself through it
all…” Excerpt from the 5 STAR review from Readers’ Favorite,
March 2017 

 

 

This
tale of mystery, romance, intrigue and deceit, follows Remy’s sister
Violet through her tragic life.

 

 

As
we delve into secrets of the past, present and future and explore
Violet’s relationships, we learn about her struggle against the
darkness as she learns who and what she truly is and that her entire
life has also been a lie.

 

 

A
unique breed of Occuli, Violet’s eyes match her namesake. Being
cursed from birth, will she find the strength to defeat the darkness
within, or will she succumb to the darkness that is her nature?

 

 

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Irresolute
Amber Eyes
The
Occuli Series Book 4
 
***Voted
one of the “50 BEST INDIE BOOKS of 2017” by
Readfree.ly!!!

 

 

***BRONZE
MEDAL WINNER – 2017 AUTHORSdb.com Book Cover Contest!

 

 

Book
Three of the Occuli Series picks up where Book One left off!

 

 

Remy
and the other Occuli have just discovered that they were able to go
back in time and are trying to determine exactly what the
consequences of those actions are.

 

 

As
the book progresses, it becomes apparent that a Golden-Eyed has now
“turned Amber” and the Occuli family and friends must come
to terms with what this means and what the end result will be….

 

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Writing
and reading are my passions! My dream to be a writer began, when as a
five year old child I would ask my mother to write down the stories I
would make up about talking dogs. 

 

 

Since
growing up and becoming further educated with a Bachelor’s Degree in
English (I have an affinity for classic literature), a Master’s
Degree in Leadership, and a degree in Ultrasound, I have begun to
pursue that dream in hopes of one day making it my career. I have
many interests and ideas so my ultimate goal is to release works of
fiction in multiple genres. Fantasy will always be my first love
however, as I have always had an intense imagination that threatens
to inundate me if not expelled onto paper.

 

 

I
currently have six published books: an ongoing fantasy series with
four installments so far (and a fifth one coming soon!), a fantasy
short story, and a suspense/thriller short story. Several of my books
have won awards, but the first book in my fantasy series, The Grey
Eyed Storm: The Occuli, Book One, has now won 7 wonderful awards
which is very exciting!

 

 

Aside
from writing, I enjoy physical activities like running and yoga. I am
blessed to have an amazing family, close friends and two beloved
canine companions.

 

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