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Welcome to Tandara, where gods are fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls make excellent bakers . . .

Friday, October 19th, 2018
A
Muddle of Magic

 

Fledgling
Magic #2

 

by
Alexandra Rushe

 

Genre: Epic Fantasy

 

Pub
Date: 10/2/18
 

 

What’s
a nice Southern girl doing in a place like this?
Whisked
from humdrum Alabama to the fantastical land of Tandara by a mage who
won’t take no for an answer, Raine Stewart finds herself tangled in
a muddle of magic. A Dark Wizard is out for her blood, a demonic
golem has orders to dispatch her . . . and she stinks at magic. Being
a wizard, even a baby wizard, is harder than Raine thought.
Raine
and her companions find sanctuary amongst the famed warriors of the
snow-capped nation of Finlara, and Raine is reunited with her dear
friend, the frost giant Tiny Bartog. In short order, she unearths a
magic mirror, a dread curse, and a tragic, ill-fated love affair.
Safety,
however, is an illusion. The dreaded Magog’s Eye is still missing,
and war looms. It seems an entire world hangs in the balance, waiting
to see whether Raine will be able to harness her magic. But with a
little help from her friends, she’ll survive . . . she hopes.
 
 
A
Meddle of Wizards
Fledgling
Magic #1
 
Welcome
to Tandara, where gods are fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls
make excellent bakers . . .
Raine
Stewart is convinced she’ll die young and alone in Alabama, the
victim of a chronic, mysterious illness. Until a man in a shabby
cloak steps out of her mirror and demands her help to defeat a
bloodthirsty wizard.
Raine
shrugs it off as a hallucination—just one more insult from her
failing body—and orders her intruder to take a hike. But the
handsome figment of her imagination won’t take no for an answer,
and kidnaps her anyway, launching her into a world of utmost
danger—and urgent purpose.

Ruled
by unpredictable gods and unstable nations, Tandara is a land of
shapeshifters and weather-workers, queens and legends. Ravenous
monsters and greedy bounty hunters patrol unforgiving mountains.
Riverboats pulled by sea-cattle trade down broad waterways. And
creatures of nightmare stalk Raine herself, vicious in the pursuit of
her blood.

But
Raine isn’t helpless or alone. She’s part of a band as
resourceful as it is odd: a mage-shy warrior, a tattered wizard, a
tenderhearted giant, and a prickly troll sorceress. Her new friends
swear she has powers of her own.   If she can stay under
their protection, she might just live long enough to find out . . .

 
 
Alexandra
Rushe was born in South Alabama, and grew up climbing trees,
searching for sprites and fairies in the nearby woods, and dreaming
of other worlds. The daughter of an English teacher and a small-town
judge, Rushe developed a love of reading early on, and haunted the
school and local libraries, devouring fairy tales, myths, and tales
of adventure. In the seventh grade, she stumbled across a worn copy
of The Hobbit,
and was forever changed. She loves fantasy and paranormal, but only
between the pages of a book—the flying monkeys in The
Wizard of Oz
give her
the creeps, and she eschews horror movies. A psychic friend once
proclaimed the linen closet in Rushe’s bedroom a portal to another
dimension, and she hasn’t slept well since. Rushe is a world-class
chicken.
 
 
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With destiny against them, it’s only a matter of time before both are imprisoned forever

Friday, October 27th, 2017

USAT Bestselling author, Nichole Giles, is the author of The DESCENDANT series and The WATER SO DEEP series. Her dreams include owning a garden full of fairies, riding a unicorn, and taming her pet dragons. She loves traveling to tropical and exotic destinations, driving with the convertible top down, and playing music at full volume while she sings along.

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Recently forced into
the underwater city of Atlantis, Emma Harris has managed to avoid marrying the merman who brought her, but her grandfather—the Sea King—insists that joining with the abusive Merrick is inevitable. When Emma discovers a poison that might
restore her human lungs, she goes in search of the rare creature that carries it, prepared to try the poison no matter the cost, so she can return home to her family—and to James.
Since his girlfriend went missing, James’ depression has destroyed his chance at a basketball scholarship and incurred the wrath of his uncle, who was once his strongest supporter. When the police inform him that he’s a suspect in Emma’s mysterious disappearance, James sells his beloved motorcycle to buy a boat so he can find Emma and prove his innocence before going on trial for a murder he didn’t commit.
With destiny against them, it’s only a matter of time before both are imprisoned forever.

 

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Snippet:
“What is fire? How
does it change a fish?” Maia planted herself on a stool near Emma’s dressing
table, riveted by details of another way of life. “Will you tell me all about
the land? Tell me where you’ve come from and the ways of human people, and I
will show you where you belong and the ways of the Mer.”
Thoughts of James
and her family engulfed Emma, stealing her ability to talk, and move, and exist
underwater. Everything here was different, even language. The Mer would never
understand what she’d lost, because they didn’t understand emotions the way she
did, and some feelings couldn’t be explained. But maybe if she told someone,
unloaded some of the burden, she would at least find the strength to go on.
She rolled onto
her side and faced Maia over the edge of her hammock. “Fire is like holding
captive a slice of the sun.”
“But the sun is
dangerous, my Princess, as is the air.”
Emma remembered
the warmth on her shoulders, the brightness in her eyes and the breeze in her
hair as she drove her convertible up the coast. How it felt to breathe, to
recognize scents and feel the difference in altitude whenever she went anywhere
far. The sweltering heat of dry sand beneath her feet, grass under her fingers,
the cool, rough stones in her cove that lacked formations and moss. She
remembered the fear of her past, the pain of fists connecting with her face and
body, the stabbing wounds inflicted every time judging eyes trailed her in the
halls at school, and finally understood that what had happened then was part of
another lifetime.
That was before.
Before James had come into her life and forced her to feel again. Made her
proud to be who she was, regardless of what that meant. Her past had no bearing
on her future, and only as little or as much meaning to her true self as she
allowed.
“The sun is a
wonder, Maia.” She rose from her hammock and used the mini-spear—intended for
opening clams—to draw a round sun on the sandy floor. “Glorious and warm. A
bright orange ball in the sky that forces people outside, urges plants to grow,
and heats the surface of land.”
A memory James
flashed in her mind—the fervor in his eyes, the security of his embrace, and
the ferocity with which he’d defended her and Keith, despite her initial
resistance to his advances. “The sun and its fire can transform water into air.
It burns with the zap of an eel, and squeezes as the tentacles of an octopus
around your middle. It can turn white skin red, and then make it fall off,
leaving behind pale, new layers.”
Maia shifted, but
her attention remained riveted on the circular pattern Emma carved into the
sand. “I don’t believe I would like fire.”
“Fire dwells
inside me,” Emma told her, entranced by her own hypnotic drawing. “Fire. Not
water. I have to find a way to go home.”
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Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land

Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Nichole Giles, the author of The DESCENDANT series, and The WATER SO DEEP series, has lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. She is a fan of all things paranormal and magical, and her dreams include owning a garden full of fairies, riding a unicorn, and taming the pet dragon she adopted at a recent local
ComiCon. She loves to spend time with her family, travel to tropical and exotic
destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music
at full volume so she can sing along.
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Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.

No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from
human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide.
From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.

Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives
with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can’t have.

When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she
trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can
prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is
changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it’s only a matter
of time before she’s forced to surrender forever.

 

 

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Snippets:
Lieutenant
Peters made another note, then pocketed his notebook and stood, frowning. “What
are you planning to do about this broken window? It’s unlikely you’ll get a
glass company out here to replace it until morning. Is there somewhere you and
Keith can go for the night?”
“Keith’s
staying at the neighbor’s.” Emma took in the glass all over the floor, the cool
breeze blowing in, and had to swallow a lump in her throat. “I don’t know what
to do about the window.”
“I’ll
help her take care of it.” James reached across the arms of their chairs and
took her hand, palm-to-palm, an offer of solid support—friendship. “Do you know
if your dad has any plywood lying around?”
“Probably.”
Her head spun as the initial adrenaline rush wore off, but she squeezed James’s
hand, grateful. “Thanks.”
He
shook his head. “Don’t worry about it.”
Peters
leveled his gaze on James. “You planning to stick around for a while?”
James
hesitated, his eyes searching hers for approval. “As long as Emma needs. I’ll
help her clean up, make sure she’s not alone if the vandal comes back.”
Something
stirred, fluttered, in Emma’s chest, soft, like the tentacles of a jellyfish in
motion. She tried to push the feeling away, but James held tight, and the warm
sensation traveled up her arm and spread through the rest of her body.
Tread
carefully, Emma. Go slow. Don’t dive in just because it feels good to be
touched, to have someone worry about you.
James
moved her in foreign ways, from places no one else had managed to reach. By all
accounts, he should be forbidden territory. She couldn’t ask him to stay, but
tonight, she didn’t relish the idea of being alone, either.
Another
officer poked his head in the door. “Lieutenant, we’re clear out here.”
“Thanks,
Brown.” Peters handed Emma a business card. “Here’s my number. I’m on duty
until two a.m., but you can call anytime.”

“Thanks.”
She ran her fingers over the card as Peters strode from the house, closing the
door behind him. Outside, the cops got in their cars, turned off the flashing
lights, and one by one, drove away.

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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.

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