Posts Tagged ‘dragons’

A terrible secret. A vengeful empress. An unstable empire

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
                                                                 About the book:

TITLE: The Knight’s Secret

SERIES: The Mage Conspiracy, Book 1

GENRE: fantasy / adventure / romance

FORMATS: epub, mobi

PUBLISHER: Twigboat Press

SYNOPSIS
A terrible secret. A vengeful empress. An unstable empire.

Sir Corbin, retired Hero of Jerkum Pass, dies on the eve of an urgent mission. His granddaughter Kelsa dons the old man’s armor and his wrinkles and sets out to complete his last quest. She ventures to the capital of the Iron Empire. The city is in an uproar. The emperor has been slain by rogue mages. The new empress is livid. Now, every mage is suspect, including Kelsa’s mother.

Hidden behind a magic ring, Kelsa infiltrates her grandfather’s old regiment. As the mission leads her down a path of dark suspicions and lustful adventures, Kelsa struggles to live up to her grandfather’s legacy. Yet the more she examines it, the more holes she discovers, until Sir Corbin’s secret past threatens to expose her.

Unravel The Knight’s Secret, the first fantasy adventure of The Mage Conspiracy series. Discover a world of romantic entanglements and political intrigue where lies cut deeper than any sword.

AUTHOR BIO
Jeffrey Bardwell writes epic fantasy with elements of darkness, steampunk, and romance set in the Metal vs. Magic Universe. His character-driven books are guaranteed to include gritty realism, political intrigue, lurid entanglements, dry wit, and dragons in differing proportions. He devours fantasy and science fiction novels and is most comfortable basking near a warm wood stove. When not writing, Jeffrey enjoys cooking, gardening, and shooing baby dragons from the compost bin.

The author lives on a farm and in a prior life worked as a community ecologist. He is overfond of puns and alliterations. He is also an unabashed history and mythology enthusiast and would love to hear from you.

Email: jhbardwell@gmail.com

Bookbub Author Profile:
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jeffrey-bardwell

Blog: http://twigboatpress.com/blog

                                                 
                                                 Now, for the Interview:
What makes you passionate about writing?
I love creating new worlds and populating them with fun characters
Do you have a writing routine?
It’s how I whittle the days away between breakfast and dinner.
What is the title of your book?
The Knight’s Secret
What genre does your book fall under?
intrigue / fantasy / romance
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Hmmm, for the old hero, Corbin, someone weathered and distinguished like Ricardo Montalbán.
For the old mage with a sharp tongue who loves him? Carol Channing
The young heroine who undertakes the dangerous quest to save her mother? Dakota Fanning
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A woman undertakes a perilous quest to save the only mage who matters, but can she infiltrate a vipers’ nest of secrets to save them all?
Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
The book is published through Twigboat Press
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About three months
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Any old spy novel where the protagonist has to disguise herself/himself to live among “the enemy”
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired by the cyclical nature of oppression throughout history and how tyrants attack and oppress minorities to prop up their own regimes.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
How well do we truly know our older relatives whose stories bear only a semblance to the truth? What if we could live in their skin and speak in their voice? What if circumstances forced us to?
Where can we find your book? (Please live links work best)
https://www.books2read.com/the-knights-secret

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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Of Cinder and Bone is an all-new sci-fi thriller

Monday, June 4th, 2018
Of
Blood and Ashes
Of
Cinder and Bone Book 2
by
Kyoko M
Genre:
SciFi Fantasy Romance
 
The
world’s deadliest dragon, the infamous Baba Yaga, is loose on the
streets of Tokyo. 

 

 

Dr.
Rhett “Jack” Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali have been tasked
with helping the government take down a dragon the size of a
Tyrannosaurus Rex after it sends part of the city up in flames.
Things worsen when they lose track of dragon in none other than
Aokigahara, the Suicide Forest–a section of woods in Japan that is
rumored to be one of the most haunted places on earth. They’ve also
got the yakuza who cloned the dragon hellbent on getting her back,
and they don’t care who they kill in order to re-capture the
dragon.

 

 

Jack
and Kamala are joined by CIA field agent William Fry and
dragon-hunting expert Juniper Snow as they infiltrate the forest to
hunt the dragon before she can hurt anyone else. Between the ruthless
yakuza hot on their trail and the growing mistrust in their small
hunting party, it will take a miracle for Jack and Kamala to make it
out alive…

 

Of
Blood and Ashes is the second book in the series, following the
Amazon bestselling Of Cinder and Bone.

 

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Cinder and Bone
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Cinder and Bone Book 1
 
OF
CINDER AND BONE is Ron Howard’s Ransom meets Michael Crichton’s
Jurassic Park! 

 

 

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! Fans of Westworld, I Robot, Pacific Rim,
and Reign of Fire will fall in love with this mashup novel that opens
up a whole new world of possibilities into what we know and love
about dragons.

 

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M is a USA Today bestselling author, a fangirl, and an avid book
reader. 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 Georgia 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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This isn’t a place for beating hearts. This is death, and death is endless.

Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Reborn
Rise
of the Realms: Book 1
by
D. Fischer
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
 
This
isn’t a place for beating hearts. This is death, and death is
endless.” 

 

 

Five
people. Five crossing fates. One person’s actions change their
lives forever.

 

 

Making
a deal with the Fee has its price. In Katriane Dupont’s case, it
comes with scales and an unlimited amount of power. The consequences
of her actions unfold with crippling events, shifting the Realms.
Shades cross the Death Realm, and an Angel, determined for answers,
clips her wings.

 

 

Can
Kat control what’s within her? Or will it consume her?

 

 

It’s
nature, to fight to live, even until your very last breath.”
 

 

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D.
Fischer is a mother of two very busy boys, a wife to a wonderful and
supportive husband, and an owner of two hyper sock-loving dogs and an
attention seeking fat cat. Together, they live in a quiet little
corner in a state that’s located in the middle of the great USA.
D.
Fischer is, by no means, an expert in literature, but a book lover at
heart. After her kids are tucked in and fast asleep in their dream
worlds, she spends most of her evenings buried in Paranormal Science
Fiction books, but her dream as been to publish one of her own –
not for fame, but for an easy read for all of the other Paranormal
Science Fiction lovers out there.
D.
Fischer dedicates her books to those exhausted fathers, mothers, and
hard-working citizens who just want to come home, sit down, and
relax into a world that isn’t their own.
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How could I have known evil walked my streets and would soon rip apart my world?

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Of
Dreams and Dragons
by
Karpov Kinrade
Genre:
YA Epic Fantasy
 
From
USA Today bestselling author, Karpov Kinrade, 
Of
Dreams and Dragons
 begins
an incredible tale of magic and wonder and love. For fans of 
Throne
of Glass
Harry
Potter
,
and 
Game of
Thrones
,
experience a story of epic proportions. 

 

 


The
day darkness descends into my life begins like any other.


 

Taking
care of the kids I call my own. Fighting fires in my small Northern
California town. How could I have known evil walked my streets and
would soon rip apart my world?

 

 

But
death comes for us all, and when a stranger with mysterious abilities
shows up demanding payment for a promise I never made, I refuse. When
he kidnaps my baby sister, I fight back.

 

 

And
I discover the power of the dragons within me.

 

 

Now,
I must leave everything behind and travel to a world of magic and
wonder in order to train with a charismatic dragon lord, in the hopes
that one day…

 

 

I
can save my sister.

 

 

Or
make her killer pay with blood.

 

 

But
nothing in this world is what it appears. And my closest friends are
keeping secrets from me.

 

 

Secrets
that could tear the worlds apart.

 

 

“Absolutely
amazing!”
 – Kayla
Erickson ★★★★★

 

 

“A
book I would read again and again”
 –
Alyssa
Williams ★★★★★

 

 

“run
out and grab a copy”
 
Mindy S ★★★★★

 

 

“Karpov
Kinrade’s words are magic, painting a picture in your mind that stays
forever.”
 
Courtney Cole, New York Times bestselling author

 

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Karpov
Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife entertainment duo
Lux and Dmytry Karpov-Kinrade, aka The KK Duo.

 

 


Together,
they write award-winning, internationally and USAT bestselling books,
make music, create art, write screenplays and direct — all the
things.


 

Look
for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Vampire Girl series, The
Nightfall Chronicles and The Forbidden Trilogy. If you’re looking
for their suspense and romance titles, you’ll find those under Alex
Lux.

 

 

Check
out their music by clicking on the Music tab.

 

 

They
live in wine country California with their three offspring who have
crazy creative genius oozing out of them in the form of music, art,
performance, and all the things, and too many cats who all think they
rule the world (spoiler alert: they do).

 

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will her own broken heart prove, once and for all, that it really is as evil as the stories say?

Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Jessica Parker’s adventures in the written world, have occurred as long as she can remember. Reading stories of dragons, magic, romance and the power of one person, inspired Jessica to write stories of her own. Jessica is currently working on a fairy tale series and the sequel to The Bride Trials
Aside from reading and writing,  she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, driving four wheelers, swimming, scuba diving, movies and cooking.
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What if the greatest deception comes from our own heart?
Despite knowing little in expressions of love, Anessa, Queen of the seven covens would set the world on fire if it meant gaining the attentions of Rothe. Despite his past and state of exile, she is determined to remain loyal to the only man to ever claim her love… even if it means stealing the magic mirror of Eventyr. 
But when the shocking truth of Rothe’s intention rises to the surface, Anessa realizes that his dark obsessions are far more than she is prepared to forgive. Caught between the pains of betrayal and the need to gather her courage to face the man she once thought she loved, Anessa steels herself to do whatever it takes to see him fail.
Even if it means making the princess Snow White sleep forever. 
Can Anessa protect the royal family? Or will her own broken heart prove, once and for all, that it really is as evil as the stories say?
 

 

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Snippet:
The door to the workroom opened and
the young princess entered. Her hair was as black as midnight and
adorned with a simple gold circlet. Her skin, the color of moonlight, appeared
even lighter against the dark blue fabric of her gown. But her most striking
feature was her lips the color of ripe strawberries. 
“I heard yelling,” she
said. 
“I dropped something. I didn’t
mean to disturb you, your highness,” Anessa answered. 
“That’s a lovely necklace. Do
you need help putting it on?” 
“Yes. I’ll ring for one of the
maids.” 

 

“Oh, they’ll never come. They’re
too afraid of being turned into a toad by the Witch Queen.” She clasped a
hand to her mouth. “I’m sorry. You’re her. I meant no offense. They’ll do
anything you ask. They’re just afraid of magic after what happened to
Mother.”
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A new start they will willingly kill and die for

Monday, August 14th, 2017
Rebel
Queen
Dragonkin
Chronicles Book 1
by
David Temrick
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Cassandra
has a problem, and it’s only the first of many. Being raised as the
youngest child in a family of great heroes would be a challenge for
anyone. 

 

 


Until
a few days ago, Cassandra was content with her role as a child of
greatness. She was studious, spent most of her waking hours with her
mother and other heads of state and at her father’s insistence,
learned how to duel. As her siblings had before her, Cassandra knew
she would likely be matched with a partner for political reasons and
had long since accepted her role in the world.

 

 

That
was, of course, before her mother died, and before
her…transformation. Overnight, her soft pale skin sprouted gorgeous
golden dragon scales.

 

 

Presented
with a future she no longer recognizes, as the first of her kind, she
must overcome a whole new set of challenges if she hopes to survive
the unknown threat that comes from across the Careless Sea.

 

 

The
Sakwa dragonkin are a dying race, fueled by a tribal system that
failed them centuries ago but yet unable to adapt to a new way of
life. In a desperate bid to keep the people focused on outside
conflict, Jenya of the Toho has declared war on Cassandra’s country.
An ocean may separate the two cultures, but the Sakwa see the Seven
Kingdoms as their opportunity for a new start; a new start they will
willingly kill and die for.

 

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David
has been writing for most of his life, though only began putting
together full-length novels in 2008. His first two novels were
distinctly fantasy, containing the usual fare of dragons, princes,
swords and sorcery. 

 

 


With
“Daughter of Vengeance”, he took leave of the more common
tropes in fantasy and instead wrote a book predominantly from a
female point of view. The story follows a young woman coming of age
while apprenticed to a master assassin.

 

 

His
strengths lie in compelling stories with a satisfying mix of action,
dialogue and plot building. He doesn’t believe in waxing
philosophical to fill pages or fluff his word count, there will be
not be entire paragraphs dedicated to the painfully long-winded
description of a button. He also uses his extensive martial arts and
marksmanship experience to create believable and easy to follow
action.

 

 

Most
genre fiction uses the genre to drive the plot, David believes that
the genre should merely be used to supplement a great story. A
mystery is just a mystery, but a Holmes mystery is infinitely more
entertaining in his opinion. There are still inalienable requirements
to any genre fiction and as a fan of the fantasy genre, he still
loves to read and write within fantastical surroundings.

 

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The struggle of man vs beast is not limited to the battlefield

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Rosinanti
The
Rosinanti Series Book 1
by
Kevin J Kessler
Genre:
Fantasy
 
The
Rosinanti Dragons are no more. Since their extinction nearly one
thousand years ago these primal powerhouses have fallen into the
obscurity of history’s forgotten lore. In that time, humans have
come to dominate the world of Terra, peacefully ignorant to one
horrifying truth: ancient evil stirs around them, waiting to reclaim
its lost world.
For
Valentean Burai, animus warrior of the kingdom of Kackritta, the
details surrounding humanity’s victory over the Rosinanti are more
than just a history lesson. The long-buried mysteries of this archaic
conflict may hold the answers that he has so desperately sought
regarding his own past.
As
the awful truth of the Rosinanti’s supposed demise comes to light,
Valentean must stand together with Seraphina, a magically gifted
princess, to embark upon a mission to maintain order and light
throughout Terra. Only together can these two lifelong friends face
down the resurgence of the Rosinanti legacy, and combat the greatest
threat their world has ever known.
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Rosinanti:
The Decimation of Casid
A
Rosinanti Novella, Book 1.5
 
While
an entire world away, men turn into dragons and ancient magic ignites
the air, Casid lived on in peaceful ignorance. This tiny village and
its people existed outside of the conflict which threatened to
swallow Terra, until the day chaos itself landed upon its shores.
Now,
one lone warrior seeks to protect his family, his friends, and the
woman he loves as demons rise from the flames to burn everything he
has ever loved to ash. This man is no god, no fundamental force of
nature. He is simply a man, alone against the fury of chaos.
Casid
will be decimated, consumed by the same blaze which threatens to
overtake all of Terra. But what will rise from the ashes of this once
perfect haven, forged in the fires of tragedy and loss, might become
the most fearsome opponent the darkness has ever known.
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Rosinanti:
Wrath of the Faithful
The
Rosinanti Series Book 2
 
Valentean
Burai and Seraphina Kackritta barely escaped the grip of chaos. Only
by working together were these two life long soul mates able to
combat the greatest threat the world of Terra has ever known.
But
when they find themselves separated, with the entire world turned
against them, both princess and animus warrior must battle not only
the forces of chaos and darkness that seek to end their world, but
their own crippling doubts and fears.
Valentean
must also face the horrifying truth of himself. He is one of the last
surviving members of the Rosinanti race, and holds within him
world-destroying power, and the unwanted uncontrollable ability to
transform into a fearsome dragon.
The
struggle of man vs beast is not limited to the battlefield. Valentean
will wage that war internally, within the confines of his own
conflicted heart.
But,
in the end, who is stronger? The man, or the dragon?
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Kevin
J. Kessler lives in Orlando Florida, where he owns the White Dragon
Podcast Network, which puts out weekly podcasts on a variety of
topics from Walt Disney World, to movies, television, comic books,
video games and more.
A
lifelong geek, Kessler can often be found at the many theme parks and
local attractions in Orlando.
He
developed the story for Rosinanti as a sophomore in high school,
sixteen years before the book’s release.
Since
an early age, Kessler has been an avid reader, often found lost
within the magical worlds found within the pages of fantasy novels.
“It
was always my dream to create such a world of my very own,” he
said. “Even as a kid when my friends would want to play Power
Rangers or X-Men, I would always create a new Ranger or Mutant rather
than portray an established character. There is power in creativity!
Creativity breeds creation!”
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Tarragon: Dragon Mage

Monday, April 10th, 2017

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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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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Snippet

Courtney glanced out the window overlooking the dining area as she did. Overhead, something momentarily blotted out the sun. It looked like some kind of bird, though none she could identify. She moved closer to the window, trying to decide if she’d seen something or not. “Hey, Tyler, have you heard of there being any kind of large bird in the area?”

Tyler looked up from cleaning the counter with a dishtowel. “Large birds?” He abandoned his cloth and walked over to the window. The hair on the back of his neck began to prickle as he saw another shadow cross over the sun. It didn’t look like the typical fowl.

The silhouette looked like some kind of flying creature. It resembled one he’d seen several years ago. He could clearly see two creatures, even though they were both relatively far away. “That’s not a bird,” he warned. He reached for the nearest weapon, which happened to be a wooden walking stick from against the wall.

Seeing Tyler’s unusual reaction, Anwen felt her chest tighten. “How did they find us?”

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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!
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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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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

Connect with the Author here: 

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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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Book Blitz loving the book did it again

Monday, August 3rd, 2015
“Kas” by Karlie Lucas

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“Most teenagers don’t have a voice talking in their heads, but that’s pretty normal for Kas. It’s been there her whole life, giving her directions, keeping her from harm. When the voice advises against the family picnic in the mountains, she’s sure there’s a reason, but convincing her mom is another matter. While in the mountains, Kas accidentally stumbles on a gateway to another dimension. Almost immediately, her life is in peril. From a disembodied man known only as Milord and a hoard of hooded men who want her soul, she doesn’t know who to trust in this strange place where dreams become reality. As Kas learns more about who she is and how she came to the Waymeet of Worlds, it becomes clear that someone is lying to her. But is it the voice she’s known her whole life or the new friends she finds in Milord’s castle. Choosing the wrong people to trust could cost her soul and prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.”
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 Ten fun Facts:

1 – I almost double-majored in college with an English: Creative Writing and General Art degree.

2 – I am the third of eight children.

3 – It is my goal to, I one day, find a diamond in the ground.

4 – Not only do I write, but I also voice act for a small production company I own that produces shows based off of Japanese comics (manga).

5 – I usually have between three and five different stories that I’m working on at any given time.

6 – I am distantly related to several different former presidents of the United States.

7 – I always wanted to be a red head so I will occasionally dye my hair that color.

8 – I like to cosplay (dress up as) different characters from anime (Japanese cartoons), as well as original characters.

9 – I named my car Edward, not after the character from Twilight, but after an character from the manga Fullmetal Alchemist. (My car is silver.)

10 – I have the best hubby in the whole world, and I’m not just saying that because he makes the absolute best Alfredo sauce on the planet.

And a fun Author interview question

.      How did you come to write this particular book or series?

Kas started out as a sort of Beauty and the Beast story that I wrote in high school. Over the course of ten plus years, I wasn’t satisfied with the basics and tore it apart over and over again. After piecing back together the patchwork I’d made of it, it became what it is now.

Bio:

 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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Why did G N went on a adventure?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
 Googa Nark by Brian Moos
Brian, when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
I discovered that I liked to write before I was a teenager.  I never really thought about being an author, per se, I just enjoyed writing.
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What makes you passionate about writing?
Whenever I have an idea or concept or picture in my mind, I find myself driven to try and convey it in words.  Sometimes it is a story or sometimes it is just a short poem.  I find myself immersed in the work of finding the right words or using the right form to make the idea come alive on the paper.
What was the pathway like for you to get your first book published?

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Tips on how to Write a Book Review?

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

A review is a personal view of the story you have just read. Author’s love reviews; they sell books. So consider writing a review every time you read a book. It doesn’t have to be huge, just five well-written phrases will do.

Always start with something good about the story.

Things like: “It is an interesting story” or “A quite fascinating reading,” even, “I couldn’t put it down,” will work well.

Always respect the creativity and the time the author took to write the book.

Never belittle the author in any way or form.

Never say that you would have done the book this or that way. If that is how you feel, then write your own book in your own words and with your own characters. (more…)

Author Berin Stephens an interview

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Berin Stephen is the author of The Tales of Myrick the (Not So) Magnificent and he is visiting my blog today. 

Welcome Berin, tell us where you were born:

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I was born in the magical realm called Alaska and grew up there. Even though I now live in Utah, I still consider Alaska my home.

I bet Utah is warmer…What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

I find the most difficult (more…)

Saoirse Omara interview and her children’s book Miro the Dragon

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Saoirse, tell us where you were born and where you live now.

Author Photo Saoirse O'Mara

I was born in western Germany, in a small town in the Ruhr area. Nowadays, I live in an even smaller but very lovely town in eastern Germany, right next to our capital Berlin, with my husband and our two cats.

What makes you passionate about writing?

I always loved language and bugged my parents long enough that they (more…)

A.L. Phillips author of “The Quest of the Unaligned” an Interview

Friday, March 28th, 2014

A. L. Phillips is visiting us today. Tell us how has your family background affected your writing?

I can say with absolute certainty that I am a novelist today because of my wonderful parents and the great education and encouragement they gave me. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade, using a curriculum that was very reading and writing focused. I loved it. In fact, reading was my favorite activity from the time I was about four, an activity which my parents encouraged both through their words and through their own book-loving natures. I began telling bedtime stories to my younger sister when I was not much older than that, and again, my parents encouraged me to both keep creating stories and to write them down. In the time since then, my parents and sister alike have been incredibly encouraging and supportive of my desires to write professionally, a fact for which I am profoundly grateful.

Awesome parents. What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?

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The Dreamstone book two of author Mikey Brooks

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

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What a ride have I had with The Dreamstone by Mikey Brooks. Mikey relates a fast paced fantasy story full of many characters to please the hardest kids out there. With pirates, fairies, dream keepers, dragons, zombies, worms Centaurs, ogre and more, they will keep you reading to the last page. I believe everyone will find something in every turn of the pages. It has battles with the most interesting enemies you can imagine and many turns and twists.

In book two of the Dream Keeper Chronicles, Parker and Kaelyn’s new adventure is to face Mab who has dreamnapped (more…)

Sir Princess Petra by Diane Mae Robinson

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Sir Princess Petra is a cute story for elementary school girls that will entertain them to no end. It is a well-presented and written chapter book that will delight kids and their parents. Sir Princess Petra has nice drawings (more…)

The Butterfly and the Fire Breathing Dragon a review

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The Butterfly and the Fire Breathing Dragon is a cute story for young kids, one they will love completely. I enjoyed the story and the great ways it teaches friendship and love. What a great idea for a children’s story, it is personal and to the point. (more…)