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Mariah discovers a unique ability to travel through a world of spirit

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Morgan J Muir lives in Utah with her fantastic husband, three offspring, and as many cats (but she doesn’t carry them with kits in sacks, and has never been to St. Ives). She grew up riding horses and motorcycles and listening to her grandmother read poetry. She grew up reading any sci-fi/fantasy novel she could get her hands on and so was surprised the day she discovered that she also really enjoyed historical fiction.
Morgan always loved to write and draw and her parents always liked to say that they knew she’d write a book some day.  Ever since she was small she told stories and drew pictures for her tales.  When she got old enough, all of her spare time between classes was spent writing and she always had a notebook with her.
Her first novel was originally written after her first child was born, to help her pass the long, lonely hours as a new stay-at-home mom.  As her kids got older and more came she was too busy to do much with her stories, until one year she was introduced to NaNoWriMo, which finally rekindled the spark that led her to finish what she’d started.

Morgan’s favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson, Kristen Britain and Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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Mariah has chosen to become a vampire, but she can’t remember why.
 
Upon waking in the labyrinthine caves of Sophus, a centuries-old vampire, Mariah can’t remember all the choices that brought her there, but she does know there are dangerous secrets hidden within her.  As she learns to control her powerful new body— and its bloodthirsty urges— Mariah discovers a unique ability to travel through a world of spirit, the key to remembering her past, and possibly the future. 
 
 
At first, it seems her path is simple: learn to control her bloodlust, find her missing husband, and return with him to raise their son. However, things are more complicated than they seem, and neither Sophus nor her husband’s captor is willing to let them go. Mariah must use whatever skills she can to find her husband and protect her still-mortal son, but will it be enough? 

 

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A moment of silence crept by before Elisa gave out a joyful cry and reached toward him, dropping the flower.
“Miguel! I knew you would come for me!” At these words Miguel lost all traces of uncertainty as he knelt before the blonde woman, taking her hand and kissing it gently.
You snake! Mariah hissed at her old friend, trying
without success to knock Elisa’s hand away. Her spectral form could do nothing here.
“Am I dead?” Elisa asked, reaching up to touch Miguel’s face. “If so, you are a most beautiful Angel of Death.”
“No”—Miguel held himself very still—“though an Angel of Death I may be.”
“You are changed. Have you come to take me with you?” the woman asked, peering into his penetrating eyes.
“I have.”
 

 

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Aeonian needs to learn to control her bloodlust, find her missing husband, and return to raise their son

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Morgan J Muir lives in Utah with her fantastic husband, three offspring, and as many cats (but she doesn’t carry them with kits in sacks, and has never been to St. Ives). She grew up riding horses and motorcycles and listening to her grandmother read poetry. She grew up reading any sci-fi/fantasy novel she could get her hands on and so was surprised the day she discovered that she also really enjoyed historical fiction.
Morgan always loved to write and draw and her parents always liked to say that they knew she’d write a book some day.  Ever since she was small she told stories and drew pictures for her tales.  When she got old enough, all of her spare time between classes was spent writing and she always had a notebook with her.
Her first novel was originally written after her first child was born, to help her pass the long, lonely hours as a new stay-at-home mom.  As her kids got older and more came she was too busy to do much with her stories, until one year she was introduced to NaNoWriMo, which finally rekindled the spark that led her to finish what she’d started.

Morgan’s favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson, Kristen Britain and Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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Mariah has chosen to become a vampire, but she can’t remember why.
 
Upon waking in the labyrinthine caves of Sophus, a centuries-old vampire, Mariah can’t remember all the choices that brought her there, but she does know there are dangerous secrets hidden within her.  As she learns to control her powerful new body- and its bloodthirsty urges- Mariah discovers a unique ability to travel through a world of spirit, the key to remembering her past, and possibly the future. 
 
 
At first, it seems her path is simple: learn to control her bloodlust, find her missing husband, and return with him to raise their son. However, things are more complicated than they seem, and neither Sophus nor her husband’s captor is willing to let them go. Mariah must use whatever skills she can to find her husband and protect her still-mortal son, but will it be enough? 

 

 

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Mikhael stood in the darkness, adjusting the sails of the tiny fishing boat, and enjoying his moment of peace and quiet. Enjoying the rise and fall of the waves, the feel of the ocean spray on his skin. Enjoying being alone. As alone as he ever was, anyway. Elisa was busy working some political party back in town, and Theron was preoccupied watching her, coaching her on what to say. It was late, and Mikhael had managed to plead that he needed to rise early to attend to business in the morning before Theron or Elisa could protest. His excuses made to the host and fellow guests, they had no choice but to let him go.

Feeling daring, he had commandeered a small sailboat and set out into the bay. The nightly catatumbo lightning storm brewed in the distance; it would be a few hours before he would need to change direction to avoid it. Mikhael had no fear for his own life, but he did wish to return the boat in one piece; he did not want to deprive some small family of their only means of income.

He inhaled deeply, tasting the salt in the air and feeling a clean breeze sweep down from the shore, caressing his shoulders as it passed and swirled about. Smiling, Mikhael closed his eyes and gave himself up to his other senses, adjusting automatically to the rise and fall of the boat beneath him. Sailing relaxed him like nothing else he had experienced. It was peaceful. He could almost imagine that he did not remain a prisoner, a puppet of some twisted master, that he didn’t live by stealing the lives of others. He could almost believe that he hadn’t spent his entire remembered existence with a woman he merely tolerated, while longing for a specter who he wasn’t sure had ever really been.

The thought of the dark-haired angel who haunted his memories turned his mind to the pendant he always kept on his person. Often, throughout the years, he had longed to rid himself of the thing nearly as strongly as he longed to throw off the ropes of Theron and Elisa, cords that existed only to control him. But this stone — what had it ever asked of him? How had it ever tried to control him? Many times he had held it out over the sea, needing only to twitch his hand and let it slip into the deep, but he could not. That such a small, insignificant little bit of rock could hold such sway over him galled him. As though it called to him, he reached into a pocket and pulled it out.

Opening his eyes, he looked at the pendant in its diamond-studded setting. What he really wanted, what he hoped for when he was being honest with himself, was that someday she would reappear. But she had not. Not for years. Not since that first time, the only time.

“What power do you have over me?” he whispered into the night, touching the stone gently.

“The same you hold over me,” a voice whispered in the wind. Startled, Mikhael dropped into a crouch and looked around, searching for the speaker who had no scent and made no noise. When he found nothing, the thought crept into his mind that he had simply imagined an answer from the flapping of the sail, the crash of the waves, and the caress of the wind. A little irritated at himself, he sat down, leaning against the side of the boat.

“Not only can I not rid myself of you, now I think you’re speaking to me,” Mikhael said ruefully to the trinket. Sighing, he leaned his head back and gazed up at the stars. “Perhaps I am finally going mad.”

“I have sometimes wondered if immortals ever went mad,” the quiet voice replied.

“I think you are the proof of it,” Mikhael responded with a smile, his gaze still on the stars.

“No more than you are,” came the enigmatic reply.

“What do you mean by that?” he asked. He decided he liked the voice; it was feminine, sure, and beautiful. If he had to hallucinate, he was glad it was pleasant.

“If I am your madness, then you are mine.” The voice had a smile in it. Mikhael closed his eyes and the dark-haired angel appeared in his mind. Yes, he thought, the voice matches you.

 

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Will the Children of The Prophecy get the chance to fulfill their destiny?

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018
Prophecy’s
Queen
Prequel
to the Triadine Saga
by
Timothy Bond
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
158
pages
 
“Readers
compare him to David Eddings and Brandon Sanderson.”

 

 

In
this prequel to the epic fantasy series The Triadine Saga, we follow
the Elven Princess Rozlynn as she struggles with her role in The
Prophecy and what she must do to keep the world from falling into
darkness.

 

 

This
is a story of love and conflict, personal growth, and freedom to
choose your own destiny. The world of Elves, Dwarves, and humans, is
inexorably tied to magic, wizards, and dragons, as the battle of good
versus evil, light versus darkness, wages on.

 

 

Will
Rozlynn make the sacrifices and the choices necessary to ensure that
The Prophecy stays on the right path? Will her sister, the Elven
Queen, prevent her from making her own choice? Will Rozlynn’s love
for an Elven Hunter betray her and lead her astray?

 

 

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The
Watcher’s Keep
The
Triadine Saga Book 1
654
pages
 
A
thousand years has passed since the war which nearly destroyed the
world. Elves, Dwarves and men have become isolated and distrustful of
one another. Evil once again grows strong and threatens to send the
world into darkness forever.

 

 

Are
the twins really The Children of Prophecy? Is their quest to recover
the Triadine an impossible task? Will the world fall into darkness
under the control of the evil wizard Khollaran?

 

 

An
epic fantasy adventure quest, with world building like Jordan,
Goodkind or Eddings. Twists and turns, intrigue and magic, wizards,
dragons and more.

 

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The
Dragon Rises
The
Triadine Saga Book 2
418
pages
 
In
this continuation of the epic fantasy The Watcher’s Keep, the battle
between good and evil continues. Goblins are growing in strength and
boldness, venturing into the world to battle both men and dwarves.
The elves continue to be locked away in seclusion allowing caution
and betrayal to guide them to their destiny.

 

 

The
last dragon grows in power as his ancestral memories awaken,
challenging the Dark Wizard for domination over the evil forces in
the world, while building his own kingdom and establishing himself as
the supreme deity.

 

 

The
twins — Peter and Alexandra — continue to battle through one
challenge after another to understand their role in The Prophecy and
assemble the missing pieces of the fabled Triadine, a weapon of
unequaled power, which is the only means to defeat the Dark Wizard
and his growing army.

 

 

Humans
continue to be driven by greed and power, fortune and arrogance, and
alliances shift with the blowing winds.

 

 

Who
will come out on top? Will the Children of the Prophecy fulfill their
destiny, or will darkness overcome light and plunge the world into a
thousand years of pain and suffering.

 

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The
Triadine Saga Book 3
 
In this continuation of
the epic fantasy series–The Triadine Saga–Peter is
desperately in love with the beautiful Lady Olivia. After rescuing
her from the Goblins and the Brotherhood of Khall, he is hopeful that
she will return his love, though she believes she owes her salvation
to another man.
Alexandra has been
captured by the Gaerwitch, a Wiccan Sorceress who can be either
friend or foe. She  was instrumental in assisting Princess
Rozlynn in Prophecy’s Queen,  which ultimately led
to the birth of the twins and the death of Alexandra’s mother.
The separate armies of
the Pulat, Al-Ashal and the Dark Wizard grow stronger every day, as
the world grows closer to another Great War pitting good versus evil
for domination of the world.
The great Dragon Lord
Barak wields expanding power over thousands of disciples who wish
only to return to a time when the Dragon Lords ruled the world.
As the armies of men
come together in the inevitable battle for power between the Kingdom
of  Aren and the Free Cities, who will prevail? 
Will the Children of
The Prophecy get the chance to fulfill their destiny, or will evil
destroy light and plunge the world into a thousand years of darkness?
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I
have always had a passion for writing, and a special place in my
heart for Epic Fantasy. Inspired by others who have paved the way for
this genre, I have many stories to tell, and plan to bring them all
to you.

 

 

I
started going to a fantasy world in my mind many years ago, and the
adventures of Peter and Alexandra were my escape from the harsh
technical world all around me. The twins were enthusiastic,
energetic, eager to go out and explore their world, and willing to
take on any challenge necessary. I have often said that I travel to
the Upper Aren and come back and write about it, and I really do feel
that way at times.

 

 

My
own eclectic interests fueled the twin’s activities, as I have done a
little of everything in my life. I suspect it’s because of my adult
attention deficit disorder, and a need to try everything at least
once.

 

 

I
hope you enjoy the adventures of my characters and they become a part
of your lives, as they have long been a part of mine.

 

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