Posts Tagged ‘Fantasy’

Do you know the Chicago Fairytale?

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
The
Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan
by
Steve Wiley
Genre:
Fantasy
 
“Intelligent,
Enchanting, Playful” ~ Publishers Weekly
Warning:
Content may be deemed offensive by Polish Indians, vice presidents of
something, my wife, Finbar Finnegan’s wife, LinkedIn, little kids who
think this book is for little kids, Thumbelina, Brown Liners,
mermaids, and the wind.

 

Growing
up and getting trapped in adult life is something that most people
eventually face, but while reading The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca
Finnegan, a charming and magical book by Steve Wiley, it is almost
possible to forget about the inexorable progress of time. With a main
character who is teetering on the edge of forgetting about magic
forever, this novel is a touching and thought-provoking ride through
nostalgia, memory and the promises of youth. Wiley’s sharp,
tongue-in-cheek style of writing makes the pages fly and the Chicago
skyline makes a stunning backdrop for this mystical romp.
In
Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the
city. On that train, you’ll find a house-cat conductor, an
alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind,
and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.
When
we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long
forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when
Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure through
the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with
gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess
rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those
elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown
up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the
verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with
Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save
him.
Half
of the proceeds from this book are donated to Chicago Public Schools.
For more information, visit fairytalechicago.com.
Goodreads * Amazon
Steve
is a father, husband, uncle, brother, friend, and purveyor of fairy
stories. He grew up in and around Chicagoland, where he still lives
with his wife and two kids. He has been published in an array of
strange and serious places, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in
Washington, D.C., to Crannóg magazine in Galway, Ireland. The
Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan is his first book. He has an
undergraduate degree in something he has forgotten from Illinois
State University and a graduate degree in something equally forgotten
from DePaul University. Steve once passionately kissed a bronze
seahorse in the middle of Buckingham Fountain. Seriously, he did.  
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Of Cinder and Bone and the ruthless yakuza clans

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Of
Cinder and Bone
By
Kyoko M
Genre:
SciFi Thriller, Fantasy
 
After
centuries of being the most dangerous predators on the planet,
dragons were hunted to extinction. That is, until Dr. Rhett “Jack”
Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali cracked the code to bring them back.
Through their research at MIT, they resurrected the first dragon
anyone has seen alive since the 15th century. There’s just one
problem.
Someone
stole it.
Caught
between two ruthless yakuza clans who want to clone the dragon, Jack
and Kamala brave the dangerous streets of Tokyo to steal their dragon
back in a race against time before the world is taken over by
mutated, bloodthirsty monsters that will raze it to ashes.
Of
Cinder and Bone is an all-new sci-fi thriller from the author of the
Amazon bestselling Black Parade novels. Don’t miss out on this
explosive first-in-series!
Goodreads * Amazon
 

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I was traumatized by Jurassic Park as a kid and I still have nightmares about velociraptors breaking into my room and tearing me to pieces.

 

Tell us something really interesting that happened to you!

I hugged Captain America! As in Chris Evans! I attended New Orleans Comic Con in January 2017 and got a photo op with him and it was genuinely the greatest fifteen seconds of my entire life.

 

What are some of your pet peeves?

Rude, lazy, or discourteous customers. I’ve unfortunately been stuck working retail as a day job to support my writing and now I have an intense dislike for retail customers. Especially ones who either waste your time or explode on you for petty or idiotic reasons.

 

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

In no particular order, my favorite books are:

-Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

-Inheritance by Devin Grayson

-Helltown by Dennis O’Neill

-Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

-Earthrise by M.C.A Hogarth

-Paradise Lost by John Milton

-The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer

-Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

-Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

-Metamorphoses by Ovid

 

In no particular order, my favorite authors are:

-Jim Butcher

-Ilona Andrews

-Brian Jacques

-J.K. Rowling

-Neil Gaiman

-Richard Castle

-Elizabeth Haydon

-Chuck Wendig

-Geoffrey Thorne

-Junot Diaz

 

 

What inspired you to write this book?

I was inspired to write Of Cinder and Bone by a very weird thing, actually: the 2002 film ‘Reign of Fire’ starring Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey. It sounds bizarre considering that movie is aggressively awful, but the idea that it spawned is that not too many people write about dragons from an apocalyptic sci-fi view. I found myself in love with the idea of dragons being real animals that fit into modern day and so I found a way to bring them to life with realistic scientific methods and then decided to sort of study the idea of man vs. nature vs. God, much like what was briefly explored in the Jurassic Park film.

 

What can we expect from you in the future?

My future is planned out through about 2018 as of right now. The next book in the Of Cinder and Bone series, Of Blood and Ashes, will drop later this year, probably in the fall, but possibly in the summer if I finish it fast enough. I am also penning a novella for The Black Parade series that is going to premiere exclusively in an upcoming boxed set with other fantasy authors, but once the set is gone, I will publish it alongside the other four books in the series. After that, I’ll be writing the third book in the Of Cinder and Bone series and then see where I’d like to go from there for beyond 2018. I have an entire library’s worth of ideas, so it really just depends on what my fancy is at the time.

 

Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?

As I mentioned before, the upcoming novella for The Black Parade series is precisely that: a side story that occurs between the second and third novels of the series. I also have another short story for one of the side characters in The Holy Dark, but I haven’t decided if I will fully pursue it since it’s just a short story rather than a novella. I’ve put it on the back burner for now, but if I pick it up and apply full attention to it, then I may actually release another set of short stories told by side characters.

 

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in a metro-Atlanta city called Riverdale, but trust me, it has no relation to Riverdale from the Archie comics. It’s honestly no longer a nice place to live, but it was while I was a kid. My mother’s side of the family still lives there, and so I always visit during the year.

 

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Kyoko
M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. Her debut novel,
The Black Parade, has been on Amazon’s Bestseller List at #5 in the
Occult Horror category. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit
degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid
excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek
mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a
manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on
Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a
good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any
author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to
the best profession in the world, no matter how small.
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Rebirth, Tattooed Angels Trilogy

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Rebirth
Tattooed
Angels Trilogy Book 1
By
Valerie Willis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
High
school life is almost over, but Hotan’s life as an immortal has only
just started…
Already
struggling with a mountain of hardships, Hotan is just trying to get
his diploma as his mother had always insisted. Friends know if he’s
not at home or at the club playing in his band, you can always find
him thinking at the old broken down church. Basking in the moonlight,
Hotan finds himself under attack by an immortal named Geliah, the
element of Fear. Talib, the element of Judgment, interrupts the
fight, furious that Geliah would force Hotan to awaken his own
abilities and immortality. Normally when pulled out of the
reincarnation spell, an immortal would remember whom and what they
were, but he is not the Hotan from the Past. Walk beside him as he
struggles to keep his chaotic life in order as he tries to break the
secrets of his own element, Rebirth.
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Judgement
Tattooed
Angels Trilogy Book 2
 
Talib
and Hotan find themselves facing off with the element of Death,
Iapetos. Failing to take him out, Talib’s life starts flashing before
him. As he experiences thousands of years, things that were once
forgotten begin to emerge. Will he find the answer in his past in
time to aid Hotan?
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Valerie
Willis, a sixth generation Floridian, launched her first book, Cedric
the Demonic Knight,  at the start of 2014 on Amazon.com. Since then,
she has continued to add to The Cedric Series, a high-rated
Paranormal Fantasy Romance Series. This series features an anti-hero
who finds himself dragged away from his revenge on his maker by both
love and the onset of a larger threat. She pulls in a melting pot of
mythology, folklore, history and more into her work with a remarkable
amount of foreshadowing that makes reading her books a second time
exciting. Rebirth is the first book in her Teen Urban Fantasy, the
Tattooed Angels Trilogy, where the main character struggles with
social issues with the complications of turning immortal. And if
fantasy isn’t your cup of tea, head over to her Blog for some “Val,
Tell me a Story” posts featuring true, hilarious, and sometimes
bizarre, life events from recent to old.
 
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Fade The Ragnarok Prophecies Book 1

Friday, March 17th, 2017
Fade
The
Ragnarok Prophecies Book 1
By
A.K. Morgen
Genre:
New Adult Paranormal Romance
 
What
do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve
believed it to be?

 

 


When
Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is
turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and
move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her
new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral
wolf caged inside him.
When they meet, everything they thought
they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s
mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface.
They don’t understand what’s happening to them or why, and they’re
running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.
Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction
in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than
either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust
themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery
surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the
world.

 

FADE
is available from Curiosity Quills Press at
Amazon
US
,
Barnes
and Noble
,
and
Kobo.
Add
to your TBR list on
Goodreads.
 
 
 
Fall
Ragnarok
Prophecies Book 2
 
How
do you save someone who doesn’t want to be saved?
Those
called to stand guard against the end are broken, and Sköll and Hati
run free. Now Arionna Jacobs and Dace Matthews face a threat unlike
any before. Ragnarök is coming and they aren’t strong enough to stop
it.
Arionna
thought she understood sacrifice, but she never counted on her
destiny tearing Dace apart. Ever since she nearly died, he has been
consumed with guilt. Now it threatens to turn him into the monster he
always feared.
It’s
up to Arionna to stop him before it’s too late, but the path to hell
is paved with good intentions, and Dace is hurtling toward
self-destruction. This time, Arionna isn’t sure she can save him from
himself. Can she convince him to let the past go, or is her true
destiny to sacrifice her heart in exchange for the lives of the
people she loves?
FALL
The
Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Two

is available at
Amazon
and
Barnes
and Noble
You can add it to your TBR list on Goodreads here.
 
 
 
Flame
The
Ragnarok Prophecies Book 3
 
Who
do you trust when betrayal threatens to destroy everything you hold
dear?

 

 


When
Arionna Jacobs fled town in a desperate bid to save Dace Matthews,
she never expected the chaos she would leave in her wake. Now her
closest friend is dead, and another is missing, forcing Ari to return
to face the devastating consequences of her actions and the broken
boy she left behind.  
 

 

Her problems are only just
beginning.  

 

 

Even as her bond with Dace grows stronger,
Arionna finds herself weakening when Freki’s cage shatters. Fighting
the wolf for control is tearing her apart piece by piece. And at
every turn, she finds that those she’s put her faith in aren’t who
they seem, bringing her face to face with Sköll and Hati. As the
depth of their betrayal is revealed, Freki spirals out of control,
and Arionna must face her greatest fear: losing herself to the fierce
wolf within.  

 

 

The world balances on the edge of a blade,
and one wrong move will destroy it all.  

 

 

With few allies
she can trust and little choice left, Arionna must decide between the
lives of her friends and her own future with the alpha she loves.
Will she be able to stand firm for the sake of the world, or will she
falter in the face of defeat? 

 

FLAME
The
Ragnarök Prophesies: Book Three

is available at
Amazon

You
can add it to your TBR list on Goodreads
here.
 
 
 
A.K.
Morgen is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies
series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood
sweetheart/husband of thirteen years, and their six furry minions.
When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering,
causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated
summa
cum laude

with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic
Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in
CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social
services and CJ field. 
 

 

Ayden
also writes New Adult and contemporary romance under the penname
Ayden K. Morgen.


 

 

You
can find her on 
Twitter,
Facebook,
or via her website at

http://akmorgen.com.

 

 
 
 
You
can also enter the Goodreads Giveaway at: 
http://www.akmorgen.com/2017/02/flame-ragnarok-prophesies-goodreads.html
 
 
 

 

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Three lives separated by time and land, connected by curse

Monday, February 20th, 2017
Dragon’s
Quest
Dragon
Princes Book 1
by
Cyci Cade
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Three
lives separated by time and land, connected by curse.
Two
princes from the Dragon ́s Dynasty, Liu and Wei,
are cursed and condemned to live as dragons. After two
centuries their fate changes when Kate appears in their lives
and they are able to return to their human form. However,
the curse isn ́t broken yet.
To
break the curse, the princes must recover the eyes and heart of the
Great Dragon. As Liu, Wei, and Kate embark on a journey to
the Palace of Jade in search of the first eye, they ́ll
have to face mythological creatures and immortal warriors.
They ́ll have to face death too, and prove that they are
honorable men to save Kate ́s life.
They
́ll be tested as never before. They ́ll discover
feelings they never imagined existed. They ́ll have to fight like
wild warriors.
A
curse can be broken… But at what cost?
**Releases
Feb 15th, 2017!!**
 
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I´m
Cyci Cade and I write urban fantasy and fiction novels for young
adult.

 

I´ll
never forget the first time I wrote a story; I was in fifth grade.
That experience enchanted me. What should be an insignificant
composition became a four pages flash story. My teacher didn´t like
it very much, but who cared? She did.
Well,
I had to shorten my compositions. However, it didn´t discourage me;
on the contrary, it made me try harder. I like a good challenge. I
like to try new things; some of them don´t work as I expect, but it
doesn´t matter. I always learn new things.
I
started writing articles for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. I
wrote my first book in 2010 and published it in 2012. It was so
amazing that I didn´t stop anymore. Writing makes me happy.
I
have received 5 stars reviews from professional websites, and
remarkable comments that have encouraged me.
During
my free time, I like reading, watching TV series, and movies.
I
live in Brazil and I have a cat named Angel. I love cats too.
Welcome
to my world!
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Can a Princess be handicapped?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Just in time for Valentines and for your favorite lady, a new clean, young adult, medieval fantasy romance hit the market today. “A Golden Princess,” book three in A Royal Romance Series of Anna del C. Dye is a stand-alone story. You will find an array of characters, fears, love, endurance and heroes, between its pages. Enjoy!

About the book:

Small for her age, Princess Nyala is determined to be noticed and someday rule with fairness and valor in Kaloma. All changes when she looks upon the stars and they predict her accident. After she awakens to a broken body, her father takes to his goblet and she steps into power in her kingdom at sixteen.

Her father said that no man would choose a half-broken princess. Is that how Prince Nicolao sees her after the accident? Her heart is unsure and out of fear she keeps him away to avoid a broken heart.

As soon the other kingdoms in the land determine the predicament of the Royal House of Kaloma, they too will prey on her vulnerability to steal her kingdom. She will have to confront new foes or lose it all.

What other said about the book:

Review by Roseanne Wilkins: A Golden Princess is a story about overcoming hardship and finding true love. This story is a clean romance suitable for pre-teens. I enjoyed the story of love and loss and finding love again through hardship. There aren’t many tales put in a medieval setting that involve strong female characters, especially characters who are physically challenged. Much of the relationship-building between the main characters is told in past perspective after Princess Nyala is injured. Moments are lived through her memories. When Nyala accepts her injuries and moves forward, the story takes off. It was good to read a story where the main character has to face a life very different from what she had planned. I love happily-ever-after’s, and Anna del C. Dye knows how to deliver.

https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Princess-Royal-Romance-Book-ebook/dp/B01MZH8G6J/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486502217&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Golden+Princess+by+Anna+del+C.+Dye#customerReviews

 

Anna Del C.’s previous book “Kingdom by the Sea” will be on sale at $0.99 from Feb. 10 to the 16
 
https://www.amazon.com/Kingdom-Sea-Royal-Romance-Anna-ebook/dp/B01BAE4OU6/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487109151&sr=1-7&keywords=Anna+del+C.+Dye

 

About the Author:

Anna del C. Dye was born in Valparaiso, Chile amongst some of the world’s most famous beaches. She grew up the middle, after her twin, Elena. Her mother died when she was six, but Anna was lucky enough to find a new mother in her husband’s mother whom she loves dearly. Anna accredits her mother-in-law with teaching her many things in life.

After meeting Rodney, a native of Idaho, in her hometown, Anna traveled to Utah on Christmas Eve and married him two weeks later. An article about their love story, Why Me? was published in spring 2010 by Covenant in the book Angels Round About. Anna and Rodney reside in Taylorsville, Utah and are the parents of three princes and a princess.

Early on in her life, Anna showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, and a movie, which she enjoyed immensely. She is in charge of the costumes for the Elf Court in Utah’s own Fantasy Con. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Anna is an accomplished, multi-award winning author. She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry. Second place for the first page of A Kingdom by the Sea. Bronze medal for Elfs in a Conquered Realm.  Her short story entitled Amerine—Fairy Princess won an award in the Oquirrh Writers contest and was published by Kalkion Magazine. Her article, A New American Mother, was published by Desert Saints Magazine. Other articles about family and relationships have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West.

She is the author of The Silent Warrior Trilogy and four other books in her Elf Series. Anna has also published an electronic book for sixth-graders name Emerine’s Nightmare. From her new A Royal Romance Series, A Golden Princess is the stand alone book three of this series.

Anna holds a yearly Book Drive in her community and has given more that 250 books to 6 different Elementary Schools and another 1000 to 3 different Senior Centers in Utah.

 

The links:

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZH8G6J/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486191291&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=A+Golden+Princess+by+Anna+del+C.+Dye

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/701539

What are the elements of Battlementals?

Friday, January 27th, 2017
Chase Freeman is a boy with a heart for adventure stuck living in dull Drifter Flats. The only exciting thing that ever happens in his small town is Eclipse Day and even that isn’t enough for Chase—until he sees the strange ball of light streaking across the sky. Enlisting his best friend Jordan, her little brother Luke, and Harlan the smartest boy in school, they follow the light to an American Indian medicine circle. Drawn into the middle of it, the four friends are suddenly teleported to the Battlementals dimension along with the school bully Brendan and his friend Lena. 


Once there, they find an elemental people desperate for them to accept the grand quest to save the universe. A deadly alliance has pulled it out of balance and, soon, everything will vanish altogether. Friends and enemies will have to find a way to work together to assemble the Harmonicon, defeat the Salt Giant, and find their own undiscovered abilities that will help them complete their quest. But when dark secrets are put in the wrong hands, their mission unravels and time is quickly running out. As the universe systematically starts to disappear, Chase and his friends race to put all the elements they’ve gathered together, but will it be too late to save it?

 

 

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~ Amazon Canada ~ Amazon Australia ~

RANDY LINDSAY is a world traveler. Which sounds impressive until you realize the worlds he visits exist only in his mind and on the pages of his novels. He claims to prefer this method of sightseeing because he can stop at any time, go to the kitchen, and indulge his ice cream addiction. When he isn’t busy making things up he likes going to movies with his wife to watch what other people have made up and plays board games with his children who are in the habit of making up the rules as they go along. 

Battlementals: Quest for the Harmonicon is Randy’s third published book and the first in a series of stories that take place in the Battlemental universe. He switched to writing full time in 2011 and has had two novels published through Bonneville Books.

His journey as an author has been an exciting one, full of unexpected discoveries. One of those being the decision to focus more of his writing on middle-grade fantasy. The fact that the style feels more natural to Randy might be an indication that he is really just a kid at heart.

The second unexpected discovery was that he enjoyed marketing. Book signings, writing workshops, and podcasts about storytelling all gave him opportunities to discuss what he loves with others who share the same interest. This combined with the decision to write middle-grade stories led to his development of C.A.S.T. (a program intended to show children and teens how to incorporate storytelling into their everyday lives).

Connect with the Author here: 
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Battlementals: Quest for the Harmonicon by Randy Lindsay is a pre-teen/ middle school tale full of very interesting characters that are not all human. Imagination flows rampant in each chapter of this book. It keeps the level characteristic to children’s speech and behaviors.

When a group of children are approached by an interesting older person, they look at him as just that. However, they don’t expect that this old guy can change their life and the future of the universe in one conversation. Nor do they expect to say yes to his ridiculous idea for them to go on a journey or quest to save the universe. Their first instinct says that the guy is crazy, but soon the champions change their mind when they see a world disappear and they realize that it could have been earth and their families.

Now this group of children has to be brave, united and most of all friends to see the quest to its end.

I enjoy the telling and the characters of Battlementals: Quest for the Harmonicon by Randy Lindsay. It flows smoothly to the last page and each character is developed and grows flawlessly. It will be loved by many pre-teens and even younger kids. 

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Children’s author Karl Beckstrand, Winner: 2016 International Book Award

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Karl, welcome to my blog
Thank you, Anna
Tell us where you were born
San Jose, CA
Beautiful place. What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
Taking time to market books!
Amen to that, my friend. Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?
Having time to write and getting my first publishing contract. (Reviews are a great help too!)
Great! Who or What inspired you to write this book?
It came to me after I’d visited many schools and observed no curriculum on earning a living.
How interesting… What is the name of your new book?
The Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn Money
Intriguing… Tell us more about it. 
A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches the value of work and comes with money-making activities; ideas for businesses; and online resources (for ages 5 and up). 8.5″x8.5″, 26 pages, 530 words. I did some of the illustrations too.
Wow, that sounds awesome. What genre does your book fall under?
I’m marketing it to children, but I’m also going to put it under business books.
Here are my thoughts about the book
Review:
What an entertaining bookThe Bridge of the Golden Wood: A Parable on How to Earn Money is entertaining and educative at the same time. The story of a kids who help a fish, is a great idea to teach children how to earn money. I remember when I was young, and even just barely married, how much stress I had trying to find ideas of how to make extra money for our small family.In this book, you will find great ideas and all your children need to get into an entrepreneurial mindset. It will help you to teach your children the value of money and hard work. It will also guide your children to ask more questions and start thinking in a more down to earth manner. Most kids don’t know how to use their money or lack ideas and motivations to find and do something real to better themselves and their future. This book will help with this task. I think that it will be a great fit for all kids from a young age to adults alike. They are many adults who have no idea what to do with their future either, and this book will give them a little taste of reality. Great job Karl Beckstrand.
Where can we find your book?
 http://tinyurl.com/zxy2xp9
http://www.gozobooks.com/bridge-of-the-golden-wood.php
Thank you!

Prisoner to the king

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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The Order
The Order Book 1
by A.C. Donaubauer
Genre: Epic Fantasy
About the Book

A clumsy step, the wrong branch to hold on to and a bump on the head to leave her unconscious – no more than that causes Eryn’s life to turn upside down and to suddenly find herself in the capital city as a prisoner to the king.
She is determined to keep her magical abilities a secret in a kingdom where magicians have only ever been male as long as anyone knows. That doesn’t work out that well, though. The Order, the governing body for magicians, and the king seem to have their own plans with her, none of them caring in the least that she just wants to leave that blasted city behind and return to the peace and quite of her profession as a healer.
And then there is Enric, a high ranking magician in the Order thanks to his considerable strength, who seems to find watching her struggles an amusing diversion.

Link:

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Commitments
The Order Book 2About the Book
Ram’an has, to Enric’s great relief, left Anyueel again to return to his home country – which leaves him to figure out the challenge that Eryn still presents to him in more than one area of his life.
Eryn is restless, unnerved by the Order’s demands and her own urge to do something useful. Thus an expedition into the woods to teach the herb gatherers in the city how to provide her with acceptable goods seems just the thing to do to pass the time until the new healer’s place is ready for use. Ten peaceful days of collecting plants far away from the city. Or at least that’s the plan.

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Schemes
The Order Book 3About the Book
After the delegation’s return not only the Old Kingdom has to face changes as a consequence of the contact with the Western Territories. Eryn and Enric, too, realise that their recently established bond is not without side effects. Eryn centres all her hopes on the healer from Takhan who is supposed to aid her for a few months and who is bound to arrive soon…

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Lady Stenibelle

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

 

THE 3rd TURN OF THE SHADOW TECH GODDESS

 The quest of Paymaster Stenstrom spans the planes, taking a bizarre turn in the 3rd universe, as there he is not an affluent man but a woman in desperate circumstances. Lady Stenibelle is imprisoned for her role in the Seeker Affair, is penniless, and her House of Belmont-South Tyrol is on the verge of extinction. Her spirit broken, Stenibelle is resigned to perform her sentence without fuss, do as she is told, and fade away in obscurity. However, fate is not yet finished with her. Stenibelle is in the gaze of hidden benefactors with ulterior motives. People claiming to be her dear friends come forward, yet she does not know them. The Quests of the Shadow tech Goddess proceed, and she must discover the hero that lies within or face total oblivion. The disgraced 30th daughter of the House of Belmont will either be the final stake driven into its dying heart, or the ray of light that comes to save it and all else that follows.

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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 highly imaginative “League of Elder”
book series is published by Loconeal Publishing
  



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Tell us about your writing –  What genre do you prefer to write?

I write science fiction/fantasy books. Very low on the science, very high on the fantasy. I have a giant-sized imagination that’s extruded from my brain like a slushie at the gas station, and such a genre is well-suited for me.

 

What books, stories, other publications that you’ve written are your personal favorites?

I don’t think I have a personal favorite, I’m happy with them all. Essentially, I write stories that I like to read. I’m fairly minimalist when it comes to floral descriptions, I’ve been taught plot is king, and I’m a really good plotter.

 

Anything new coming up?

The next book in the series is Book 10: The House of Bloodstein: Perlamum, followed by The House of Bloodstein: Mentralysis. I’m very excited for this series. It should be a lot of fun.

 

What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?

 

I love writing at night–that usually gets my juices flowing. When I listen to music, I usually listen to darker, more depressing sort of tunes. One of my usual soundtracks is “Bella Lugosi’s Dead” by Bauhaus and the soundtrack to the Fear Effect.

 

What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?

I have all sorts of interests. I love caving, I love crawling in the deep unseen places. I also love wandering through huge, craggy buildings like hospitals and old hotels. I really can’t say what my favorite film would be–I have many that I love, and the list changes all the time. My current favorite TV show is “Vikings” on the History Channel though I also like “Longmire” on Netflicks as well.

 

What color would you wear if you had only one choice? 

Red and Gray (I’m a Buckeye fan)

 

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How many times would you die for love?

Monday, January 16th, 2017
Beyond Every Mirror
Anachronistic Dimensions Book 1
by Christine Church
 Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
 

His death is the only thing that can save the life of the woman he loves.

Diana Gabaldon meets Anne Rice in this fast-paced time dimension paranormal romance that will blow your mind.

Beside his own image, Dane Bainbridge sees another; a ginger haired beauty–behind her, red mountains and clouds as if from another world. He’s seen her his entire life, a life filled with glamour and fame… and loneliness. For the woman in the mirror is his one true love. But, this he does not know, not until he is dragged into her world–one of beasts and lands beyond imagination. One where his sacrifice is the only thing keeping her and the world in which she resides alive.

Once they are together, he remembers it all, and that knowledge means his doom for all eternity. But if he escapes her world, she will perish as will all others behind the looking glass. He is the key that keeps her alive, and she is the key that gives him hope. Can they break the curse that keeps them separated by torture and death? Can they escape together from a world that exists beyond every mirror?

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December 20, 2014

He remained perfectly still as the chains were wrapped around his body. The metal cooled the heated flesh of his bare chest. All around him echoed a cacophony of screams, bellows and stomping of feet that almost crushed him beneath its weight. The air tightened with the chains and a rush of collective exhilaration and nervousness swirled through his senses. He glanced quickly at the red-faced, muscular man standing beside him, who finished fastening the chains and stepped away.

He closed his eyes and drew a deep breath. And then he waited, anxiety pounding in his breast. The air was thick with heat and sweat and smoke, but he’d grown accustomed to it through the years, as with the rest of the ritual. The one thing he could never get used to, however, was the flip-flop in the pit of his stomach that occurred as the platform he stood on slowly lifted into the air, revealing him to the anxiously awaiting crowd that crushed nearer. Starving animals before a feast. He looked straight out, refused to look down, lest the vertigo take him.

How he hated heights.

He listened for the eerie orchestration of strings and organ that marked the beginning of his leisurely descent back to earth. The notes began with a rhythmic resonance that was almost conquered by impatient bellows that quickly turned to a roar of frenzied excitement. As the platform lowered, a muzzy sensation circled Dane’s mind and his throat felt as though his stomach had been hoisted up into it.

He held his breath in anticipation.

An amplified voice echoed over the din. “Ladies and Gentlemen. Through the misty storm they come. Battles rage and blood is spilled and tonight you will feel…the rage of the… Dark Myst!”
The crescendo of notes rose with the screams and soon the vast crowd, shrouded in the mist of machine smoke and lighting from the trusses above, came into view. The platform touched the stage simultaneously with a deafening blast of canon fire, blinding light and searing heat from the pyrotechnics.

Dane thrust his arms outward in an ostentatious display of feigned strength and released his long held breath as the chains fell free of his body. As he leaped forward the crowd crushed against the stage, nearly 20,000 screaming fans all at once a serried mass swarming towards him.

Tingles of excitement clawed at his spine, a feeling that never waned with the years. He ran to the front of the stage and grabbed up the microphone as Bruce struck the first hard note on his Strat. The music pounded out its heavy rhythm and the audience’s cries warred with its volume. Sharp beams of laser light cut a zigzag through the haze. Dane twirled around and his heart jumped.

Oh what fresh hell!

He was staring at himself!

The stage had been set up like a room in a lover’s palace; giant mirrors everywhere—behind, to the sides, even above, stretching as high as the trusses. Due to a severe snow squall the truck carrying an important part of the band’s stage set had gone off the road and gotten stuck. No one was injured, but the set had not arrived in time to be set up in the sold-out Target Center. Someone had decided the light show would look better reflected. Dane, however, was aghast. Not only was their stage set designed to coincide with most of their songs, but the effects of the colored lights continuously bouncing from mirror to mirror would inevitably result in the whole band plagued with a throbbing headache by concert’s end.

Their manager had to have approved this—someone had to have approved it. No one had told Dane! The mirrors must have been erected last moment. Everyone associated with the band knew how Dane hated mirrors. But now, no matter which direction he turned, he saw himself in his black costume and ragged-edged cloak; which portrayed him as the yin to the band’s yang. They were the mist, and he the dark storm.

To keep his attention from the mirrors, Dane fixed his gaze on the audience and the speckled glow from thousands of cell phone flashes, resembling a sparkling star-filled evening that stretched out before him. But he knew he would eventually have to turn around.
By the third song it became maddening, not able to dance around as he normally would for fear of what might be hidden in those mirrors. But, thankfully, half way through the song he spotted one of the girls he’d met the last time he was in town. At last, something to keep his mind and eyes busy. In the front row she stood, arms raised toward him. The bulldozing horde had her pressed against the stage, long auburn hair flittering about as she bobbed her head to the beat of the music. He smiled in her direction, despite his sudden dread at remembering the promise he’d made to her the year before. A promise—ashamedly—he had no intention of keeping.

He had never seen her before that night a year ago, so she hadn’t been a regular. Conquering new territory was always fun. She’d displayed the looks normally reserved by the group of girls who always seem to know just how to be chosen above others and handed backstage passes. This one, however, had taken a different approach. She had approached him on the floor of his hotel as he made his way to his room. Fortunately he had been alone—a rarity. He had invited her in. Ample breasts and a nice round bottom offset by a perfectly slender waist. Dane knew he would be having a good time that night.

She had wanted too much, however, a commitment he couldn’t give. Teasing him and denying him her favors until he’d made the vow. What else was there to do? And so he had said exactly what she wanted to hear. And, as naïve as she was, she had believed him. He couldn’t, after all, say no. Not when she lay there in his hotel bed displaying all her luscious charms. But he couldn’t keep his promise, either. There were plenty of women in countless towns, women the band’s crew knew were his type. Women who would be offered passes just so he could meet them, drink with them, bed them. And there would be more waiting in the next town after that.

Now, a pass with the name of a local radio as sponsor dangled around her neck. So, she had won backstage passes this time. There would be no avoiding her tonight. What would he say to her? He could not even recall her name. As her fiery glare burned through him, he absentmindedly turned away, catching Bruce’s smug grin as he looked from the girl to Dane. He mouthed the words “there she is,” as he switched guitars with an assistant for the next set of songs.

Dane smirked, shook his head at his friend, then strutted to the other side of the stage as the next song began—one of the band’s trademark tunes that he wrote about a medieval land of lords and knights. He wielded a sword, one of many from his collection, and proceeded to dance around in choreographed mock swordplay as the hired orchestra played their bit.

At this point, his disappointment surged that the integral element of their regular stage set had not arrived. The video wall depiction of a castle and rolling green hills was installed. However, mirrors now replaced the large faux-stone steps that were to lead to the balcony above the stage, giving Dane the appearance of riding atop one of two red-eyed dragons that should, at that moment, be gazing menacingly down at the crowd, smoke, laser and fire effects erupting from the eyes and fanged mouths. Those that came for the show would be fervently disappointed.

During Bruce’s brief guitar solo near mid-song, Dane closed his eyes for a moment and raised the sword high, drawing in the deep odor of sweat and heat. Machine-created fog crept along the stage and curled around his feet like a chill mist in a graveyard. The lights were so dim he could scarce see even the front row of the audience as the laser lights sliced through the stadium and across his body like sharp-edged blades.

In accordance with his routine, and without second thought, he twirled around—and was suddenly staring right into one of the tall mirrors that littered the stage. The lights brightened. His craggy-hemmed cloak billowed as he spun from the ghastly reflection of his own sweat-soaked face only to catch the same image in the mirror beside that one. His gut wrenched and he tried to turn away, back to the front of the stage, back to the audience. But he froze as movement caught his eye and when he turned his head, she was there—the “Mirror Lady.” His illusion. His own delusion.

Onstage.
As real to him as his own reflection.


No! Not here!

Her thigh-length ginger hair was loose, rather than pulled back in the usual braid. The shining tresses poured over her shoulders like a rushing waterfall and cascaded down a beautiful gown of burgundy velvet that hugged her slim form. The tears in her golden eyes told a tale of sadness that wrenched at his heart, and he felt himself take an involuntary step forward. More familiar to him than Martha or Lance or Sir Kori, the sight of the “Mirror Lady” twisted his gut, a tornado rampaging through him, a tangled enrapture of perplexity and fear, love and pain—as if he had known her for more years than his life was long. And that familiarity drove him somewhere beyond her presence in some glass.
His dilemma with the redhead in the front row disappeared. The girls he’d met in the past or would meet in the future no longer mattered. It was this stranger, this illusion. She alone meant everything—and she scared the hell out of him. But deeper than fear lie an unbearable urge to leap into the mirror and gather her into his arms.

Protective impulses tugged at him relentlessly and he was suddenly frightened not of her but for her. Terror seized his heart, and refused to let go, pounding through him harder than the music that continued to fill the stadium, confusing him profoundly. Passionate emotions thrashed at his brain and his head ached with the need to bring them to the surface. But he couldn’t. A mental barrier walled off the needs screaming for release. Why couldn’t he just go to her; feel for her the love he’d been missing his entire life?
Behind him, the glass’ surface reflected a flurry of activity; lambent light bounced from one mirror to the next, heightening the pain in his head. The small section of audience visible moved and swayed, their images like dancing ghosts in the dark mist of the stadium. Stephan’s long strawberry hair swayed as he bobbed his head up and down while he plucked away at his bass. He hadn’t seen her. At the time Dane didn’t think anyone else saw her, but her form was as solid in the mirror as was his own, as she had been in every mirror throughout his life.

Concentration became impossible. He faltered, his voice cracked and he missed the chorus altogether. Familiar with the music, the mistake must have been quite obvious to the crowd. But he couldn’t turn from that damn mirror.

Dane tried to force his mind back to the song when a searing bolt of pain sliced through his head. The clank of the sword and the microphone sounded loud to his ears, even above the music, as they dropped from his hands and crashed to the stage. Feedback screeched from the monitors and the music stopped. The burden of emotion and conflict pressed him downward and, like Alice, he found himself falling. Down. Down. The spotlights swirled like shooting stars and agony screamed through his shoulder as he hit the hard stage floor.

The fog consumed him.

The stadium went dead silent. Bruce and Stephan rushed towards him. Adrian leapt from behind his drums. Road crew members and strangers circled above. The audience pressed closer to the stage, security guards frantically tried to hold them back. Their lips moved, their hands pounded the stage. He saw them all, yet he heard nothing. And then he was forced into a vacuum of darkness.

 
 

Christine Church has been writing since she was 9 years old. As a kid, she wrote and drew her own picture books, then moved on to short stories as a teen. By her 20’s, she was writing full-length novels, but her first success in publication was a nonfiction book about the care of indoor cats, Housecat, published by Howell Book House in 1998. Several more nonfiction books followed, including the major award winning book, Indoor Cats (TFH publications), which won the Iams Responsible Cat Ownership in 2001. After a broken hand, she took a hiatus from writing for quite some time, then returned to find everything had changed and her world turned upside down. She decided then to take a stab at self publishing. Her first novella, Sands of Time, Fate of the True Vampires won Finalist status in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her second book, as well as Beyond Every Mirror, have won five-star status on Reader’s favorite.

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What is The Victor’s Heritage?

Friday, January 13th, 2017

The Victor’s Heritage

(The Jonah Trilogy Book 2)

by Anthony Caplan

Genre: Dystopian, SciFi, Fantasy

About the Book

Corrag is a Democravian teenager, smart, funny and bold. Maybe too bold.

It is 2045. America has been shattered into two countries. Democravia and the Republican Homeland. Peace between the two continental rivals is always fragile.

An ill-fated escapade with her boyfriend launches Corrag on a journey of revolutionary impact, driving her to exile in the Nenkaja from which there is no escape. Will she ever find a place for herself in a society dominated by the Augment?

The Victor’s Heritage, Book Two of the Jonah Trilogy, is a science-fiction thriller, a roller coaster of a book.

**Can be read as a standalone!**

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Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse

Monday, January 9th, 2017
Never Say Die:
Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse
by Stevie Kopas
 Genre: Dystopian, SciFi, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror
 
Family, friends, lovers…
Those are just a few examples of the strong bonds that hold humanity
together. But when the dead begin living, and the living start to
die, who will remain connected, and who will be torn apart?
Never Say Die: Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse, explores how different
relationships are put to the ultimate test when the end of the world
comes crashing down around them.
Some will live, some will die, but one thing is for certain: Some bonds
don’t break.
Jack:
Years after the zombie outbreak decimates the population, Jack’s
sister is mysteriously taken. Will he be able to find his sister, or
better yet, once he finds her, will he be able to accept what she has
become?
Gordon
and Elena:
The morning of an estranged couple’s divorce is
about to get a lot more stressful when a mysterious illness turns out
to be more dangerous than anyone expected. Will the two be able to
set their differences aside before their journey’s end?
Patient63:
After a terrorist attack, civilization crumbles when a
lab-created virus infects over half the world’s population. Dr.
Henrick Kennedy has found the vaccine in his sixty-third patient, a
former infected, but his intentions are anything but good. Graham, a
lonely janitor, has fallen in love with the imprisoned Patient 63.
But is love enough to save the world, or will love be the means to
its end all over again? (Previously released in At Hell’s Gates,
Volume 2: Origins of Evil)
Rosie:
A little girl is given a vaccine to protect her from the impending
zombie apocalypse, but when things don’t go as planned, Rosie and
her mom must find a way to escape their home and make it to the
evacuation zone alive. The human race may depend on it.
Trevor:
A troubled young man makes the decision to end his life, but when the
dead come back to life and his city is overrun, Trevor has suddenly
found the will to live again, only this time he realizes he has a
found a new purpose in life: Revenge.
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Stevie Kopas was born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She is a gamer,
a writer and an apocalypse enthusiast. Stevie will never turn down a
good cup of coffee and might even be a bit of a caffeine addict.
Stevie is the author of The Breadwinner Trilogy. Books 1 and 2, The
Breadwinner and Haven were originally self-published in 2013 and
2014. The Breadwinner Trilogy was picked up by Permuted Press in May
of 2014 and the second editions of both the first books were released
in March and April of 2015. The third and final installment in The
Breadwinner Trilogy, All Good Things, debuted in May of 2015. In June
of 2015 The Breadwinner was the number one bestselling dystopian
novel on Amazon.
Her fourth book, Never Say Die: Stories of The Zombie Apocalypse, was
released in May 2016.
Kopas also participates in the At Hell’s Gates horror anthologies and all
profits are donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Her short
stories, Nefarious, Patient 63, and Spencer Family Tradition can be
found in the first three volumes of At Hell’s Gates.
She currently resides in Panama City Beach, Florida and tries to spend as
much time as she can soaking up the sun.
Stevie is also the Managing Editor of the website Horror Metal Sounds and a
writer for the site. Offline, Stevie is a telecommunications
professional.
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Even hope has its price

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
The scarecrow’s evil knows no bounds …

Having failed to save her friends from the scarecrow’s malevolence, Sullyan plunges into despair. Reen holds all the aces and nothing now, it seems, can prevent him from wreaking utter destruction. Nevertheless, she must try one last time, cast her life away if necessary, to avenge her loved ones. She marshals her forces and marches on Bordenn.
 

 

Yet Reen has usurped the power of a Master Artesan, and knows everything Robin once knew. Luring Sullyan to Bordenn is his only desire. The scarecrow squats in his lair, avid for Sullyan’s power, holding one final bargaining chip to force her into surrender. Her only glimmer of hope lies in a vague reference contained in the ancient diary of a long-dead Supreme Master—that, and a whispered message from a familiar spirit.
Yet even hope has its price, and life demands life in return.
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Cas lives in the lovely county of Hampshire, southern UK, where she was born. On leaving school she trained for two years before qualifying as horse-riding instructor. During this time she also learned to carriage-drive. She spent thirteen years in the British Civil Service before moving to Rome, Italy, where she and her husband, Dave, lived for three years. They enjoy returning whenever they can. Cas supports many animal charities and owns two rescue dogs. She has a large collection of cacti and loves gardening. She is also a folk singer/songwriter and is currently writing and recording nine folk-style songs to accompany each of her fantasy books. You can listen to and download all the songs from her website: www.caspeace.com
See the video of her performing live at the King’s Envoy book launch here:

Find out more at her website: www.caspeace.com

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1.      What inspired your book?

King’s Envoy, my first novel and the start of the entire triple-trilogy Artesans of Albia series, was inspired by a 1970s children’s TV show called “Tarot, Ace of Wands.” Tarot was a magician who used his special talents to solve crime, and this got me wondering what it would be like to be born with a special talent or power, especially if there was no one to teach you how to use it. This thought triggered a little scene in my head, which became the scene where my main male character, Taran, meets Major Sullyan for the first time.

2.      How do you spend your free time?

I have two rescue Lurcher dogs, Milly and Milo, so I love going for country walks. I also love gardening and have a large collection of unusual cacti. Singing is another love of mine and I have written and recorded some folk-style songs that appear in my books. They can be found on my website, www.caspeace.com

3.      What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

Confidence that my writing is any good. I always write for myself, so having the confidence to show it to other people is a struggle. I’m always surprised when complete strangers like or identify with my writing, and that gives me a huge boost. All the lovely reviews I’ve received for my Artesans series, plus emails from fans, helped me overcome that initial lack of confidence. Now I just write what I want and don’t worry so much about whether it’s “good” right from the start. I know I can always edit and improve.

4.      When did you first realize you were an author?

I never intended to become an author, I was only writing as a hobby, so I guess it was when I decided I had to take the plunge and show my first “real” piece of writing to my husband. He read it and really loved it, despite not being a fan of fantasy novels, and that gave me the confidence to send it out to agents and publishers. Although I received many rejections before finding my first publisher, I also received much encouragement and many personally-written comments. That’s when I realized these writing professionals were treating me as a serious author.

Many thanks for your interest – I hope you will enjoy my Artesans series!

Cas Peace.

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The Forsaken Crown… A desolated Empire Prequel

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

 

The Forsaken Crown:

A Desolate Empire Prequel

by Christina Ochs

Genre: Epic Fantasy

About the Book:

Sonya is a disgraced mercenary with shattered ambitions. Kendryk is a young ruler in danger of being overthrown. An unlikely pair, they must learn to trust each other to survive the turmoil ahead. But with a corrupt regent, a disloyal aristocracy, and an army in their way, the future looks grim.

The Forsaken Crown, a prequel to The Desolate Empire Series, delivers thrilling battles, devious political intrigue and compelling characters. The Forsaken Crown combines the action and excitement of the Three Musketeers with the sweeping imagery of fantasy. Readers are calling this powerful series “an all-ages Game of Thrones.”

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Atlantis After Midnite

Monday, December 26th, 2016

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Atlantis After Midnite
by Lisa Kulow
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Romance
About the Book
This is not your average tale of Atlantis. The Royal family are more than what they appear to be.
Shape shifters, aliens, and time travelers.
As their world is being torn apart by a devastating apocalypse, the Crown Prince Kyrian may have found his other half in the orphan, Yew’ll and there is an instant attraction between them they cannot deny. King Urian has ordered the evacuation of his beloved Atlantis. Maybe they always had another place to go.The King orders his son to bring him the most important thing to him at midnite.

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Atlantis A New Beginning:
The Royal Love Stories
By Lisa Kulow
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Romance
About the Book

Prince of Atlantis, Kyrian, has moved to his new kingdom in the Amazon with his soon to be queen, Yew’ll.
He wants to begin his new life with his lady love and live happily ever after, but evil forces have other plans for Kyrian and Yew’ll and their new friends, Shea and Leode.Their happily ever after is interrupted by heart-wrenching threats to their love and their new home that will leave you shaken.
Many Atlanteans are gifted with impressive powers of the mind and the ability to create, conjure,
shape shift, and heal; yet some choose to serve the Darkness by using their gifts to increase their own power. As a result, terror and sickness return to reign over the land.
Shea, Kyrian’s servant, and friend, uses his final gift to save the world as they know it. In that process,
the whereabouts of some of the Atlanteans is realized. Can they come together to keep their race alive,or will the once great empire be doomed to fall yet again?

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Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?

Friday, December 23rd, 2016
Can a human heart overcome a demon soul?

 


 


When soul-eating demons overrun his world, Kaelis, a young seraph warrior, uses the Queen’s ring to open a portal in space and flee with the infant heir to the throne, landing on earth. Unbeknownst to him, the demon leader, Nsark, follows through the portal, determined to devour the soul of every last seraph, especially the Queen’s heir. After Kaelis hides the baby, Nsark creates the ultimate weapon by fathering a half-human, half-demon: a soul-stealer’s child. 


 


Sixteen years later, an awkward teen named James struggles to fit in with his peers. In a last-ditch effort, he joins the school play, where he meets Lucy. Something deep draws them together, and their friendship reveals their hidden pasts: one is an angel, one is half-demon. Lucy and James find themselves pulled into an age-old war between their peoples. Hunted by relentless enemies, and grappling with deep-seated instincts and strange new powers, they must fight for their lives, their souls, and each other.

 

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Brandon Gray is the pen name of Braden Bell (Brandon writes YA fiction; Braden writes for middle grades). Braden holds a Ph.D. from New York University. He and his family live on a quiet, wooded lot in Tennessee, where he teaches middle school theatre and music. An experienced performer, Braden enjoys reading, gardening, and long summer afternoons writing in his hammock. His most notable skill is being able to eat a full rack of BBQ ribs with one hand on long drives.

 

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Scarlett Johansson as Tanya
Nicholas Gonzalez as Lobo
Liam Hemsworth as Kaelis
Josh Hutcherson as James
 
Jimmy Smiths as Jose Cordova
Holland Roden as Lucy
Daniel Craig as Carlton
Constance Marie as Carmen Cordova
China Anne McClain as Tiana
Charlize Theron as Jennifer Carlton
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Cover Reveal for Tarragon: Dragon Mage

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family.

She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally

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After hundreds of years, the gates to Tarragon are open once more, fulfilling age-old prophecy. However, Anwen’s journey is far from over. The dragons still sleep and she has no clue how to wake them. Forced to retreat from the Mountain, she and her newfound friends must devise a new plan to wake the inhabitants of Tarragon.

Meanwhile, the Mage Circle, a group of dragon mages with a vendetta, is camped outside the Gates. Calling on allies of their own, they will stop at nothing to gain control of the Dragon City and all who dwell inside.

To complicate matters even more, Anwen’s mother has joined the party. But even with the help of all her friends, can Anwen overcome the ordeals set before her or will this spell the end of the dragons and the world as we know it?

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Now lets check out the cover for the second Book in this brilliant Series!
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Now lets take a look inside the book
 
Snippet:
Courtney stopped abruptly as the scatterings of a cave-in came into view. “Oh no,” she whispered, one hand to her mouth. Moving slowly, she noticed a body slumped in the hallway. “Please don’t be dead,” she said over and over again as she moved closer. She couldn’t help but wonder which of her friends lay there, and what had happened to the other.

The closer she came, the more detail came to light. She recognized Tyler Durand as he lay on his side. His light-colored hair lay limp against his head. His skin was unnaturally pale. At least she didn’t think he was dead. It took a lot to kill a dragon. But just beyond him, a little more out of the way, lay Anwen Porter. And she wasn’t moving.
 
 
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Under the Screaming Sky

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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Under the Screaming Sky
By Lisa Kulow
Genre: Children’s, Middle Grade FantasyAbout the Book
My name is Trill Dragon Second Class as we journey, I am sure you will understand this description that was applied to me. I am a scared young dragon who must face overwhelming odds to defeat elves, dragons, and spiders. I hate spiders don’t you?!!! To gather my little group I will be kicked, stepped on, covered in magical books, find my parents, wizards, and Mortals who are unaware of our existence. Follow me from scared young Trill to full dragonhood. We must from the darkness bring a few rays of light and a few shreds of hope. Nowhere In my wildest dreams could I have guessed that my group of friends and I would chase the enemy from one sphere of existence to another. In My little universe this String of Pearls await! Trill Dragon Second Class.
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