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Jeffrey Bardwell is the author of The Scion’s Delight, a prequel to his Mage Conspiracy series

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Jeffrey, welcome to my blog. How long have you been writing?

I have been publishing fantasy novels since 2017. The actual writing began when I was six, a few decades earlier.

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was raised in a rural town in northern Virginia, bounced arund the country a bit from Texas to Missouri, and then landed back in a different small town in central Virginia. Life is funny like that.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?

If it sticks in my mind after the notion / dream / inspiration strikes, and I want to find out more, it’s a keeper.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

My beta readers have helped spur a marked improvement in my writing. My first book was a hot mess.

What is the name of your book?

My new book is The Scion’s Delight, the prequel to my Mage Conspiracy series. It was inspired by a dream about a haughty princess trying to repair her broken death maze to torture rats. When I realized she was the younger incarnation of the evil empress in my main series, I knew I had a good story brewing.

 

 

Tell us more about it. Perhaps a back cover blurb.

A cunning trap. A whiff of magic. A burst of steam.

Princess Cordelia has steel plate ambition, a mind like twisting brass gears, and the political might of tin foil. The girl aims to ratchet the Iron Empire into a glorious new day of gears and steam. The entire palace is arrayed against her. The chambermaids disdain her. The emperor ignores her. The mages, championed by Lord Oriolanus, lead a brisk campaign of lies and coercion. Those evil magic users threaten to tighten their grip upon the land even though machines are clearly superior. By the gods’ oil-stained hands, why can’t anyone else see her vision of the ideal future?

Just when Cordelia’s future threatens to slip back into medieval quagmire, a lone stranger with ice blue eyes and flowing blond hair arrives from the savage north. The handsome barbarian is destined to make both the hearts of the empire and the princess tremble. Does this spell doom or salvation for the girl’s fragile dream?

Explore The Scion’s Delight, the fantasy romance prequel novella of The Mage Conspiracy series. Discover a world of adventure and intrigue where lies cut deeper than any sword.

Do you have a favorite character, why?

In this new book, I think Cordelia’s retiring servant Fortinbras is my favorite. His name is an homage to a character from one of my favorite fantasy authors growing up (email the correct guess who to jhbardwell@gmail.com for a free ebook!), and his deadpan pissing contest with the ruler of an empire was a joy to write.

 

Here is the other books in the The Mage Conspiracy

Book one

 

 

Book two

 

Book three                                                               

 

What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?

I write to edify and enlighten, but most of all to entertain. I think Erin Kahn said it much, much better than I can: A book by Jeffrey Bardwell is always a good time: exciting, dangerous, gritty, and multi-layered . . . fast-paced, entertaining, and psychologically intense.

Do you have any advice for authors trying to break into the industry?

Keep writing. Don’t be afraid to push yourself out there. Your first book will probably suck. Write another. I went back and rewrote the first book in my Artifice Mage series three times before I was happy with it (and the book truly deserved the title “epic” fantasy.)

Where can we find your book?

Here are links for The Scion’s Delight
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46966470-the-scion-s-delight
https://books2read.com/the-scions-delightHere are several places to find all my books.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16676565.Jeffrey_Bardwell
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Bardwell/e/B071RXS994
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jeffrey-bardwell

The dark secrets of the London coven are about to explode into the light of day

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Exile
in Darkness
by
Annalisa Carr
Genre:
Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy 
 
 
Heritage
and magic matter to the London covens.

 

Aristocratic
witch, Isabella Pethany, has heritage but not magic.

 

Underworld
powerbroker, amnesiac vampire Maldit, has magic but no
heritage.

 

Lukas
Sindis, coven sorcerer and famous psychopath, has both.

 

 

Isabella
knows her null magic status makes her an embarrassment to her family,
but since Natalie, her sister, was murdered, she is all they have
left. Guilt makes her willing to do almost anything to compensate for
her lack of value, but her grandmother’s proposal to match her with
Lukas, in an attempt to bring strong magic back to their bloodline,
is a step too far.

 

 

When
Maldit rescues a strange witch from hunting vampires, his main
concern is to limit trouble in his territory. Everyone knows witches
are troublesome, and this one is no exception. Her proximity slashes
through his damaged memory, allowing him to catch glimpses of his
forgotten past.

 

 

Drugs
have suppressed Lukas’s magic for almost twenty years, filling him
with a reservoir of trapped power. When he escapes, his magic flies
free, washing over Maldit and Isabella, and clearing away the spells
paralysing both of them.

 

 

The
dark secrets of the London coven are about to explode into the light
of day.

 

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Annalisa
Carr lives in the English Lake District, where she shares a view of
the fells with three cats. She spent the early part of her life
working as a protein crystallographer, a job she found fascinating.
She now spends her time writing, in a variety of genres. Science
Fiction, fantasy and fantasy romance are her favourites.

 
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The princess proves she can fight like a knight? Well, that’s enough for a boy to think about a career change

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
A
Knight to Celebrate
New
Camelot Prequel
by
Barbara Russell
Genre:
YA Arthurian Steampunk Fantasy Romance 
 
Nathair
and two other fellow cadets of the Sir Lancelot’s Academy for
Knights are pulling a prank on the ladies of Lady Guinevere’s
Academy for Damsels. After the ladies filled the cadets’ quivers
with honey, it’s only fair that the cadets return the favour.
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A
Knight in Distress
New
Camelot #1
 
Knights
are supposed to rescue damsels. That’s the natural order. So when
Nathair, a knight in training, finds himself rescued by the princess
he’s supposed to save, he’s annoyed. And when the princess proves
she can fight like a knight? Well, that’s enough for a boy to think
about a career change.
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A
Damsel in Shiny Armor
New
Camelot #2
 
After
fighting dragons, wild Vikings, and clockwork monsters, Nathair is
facing the biggest challenge of his life: proposing to Bryhannon.
Apparently, flowers and a three-month salary worth ring aren’t
enough because she doesn’t seem thrilled by the proposal. She has a
devastating power to control, Reapers to face, and more importantly
she has to find the courage to tell Nathair that she’s a Morrigan.
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I’m
an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say
that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have
always been my passion. I was a kid when I read The Lord Of The Ring
and fell in love with fantasy novels.
When
I discovered cozy mystery and crime novels, I fell in love with
Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Then I grew up and . . . Nah,
I’m joking. I didn’t grow up. Don’t grow up, folks! It’s a
trap.
PS
I hate gardening. There, I said it. Sorry fellow Kiwis.
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Is magic gone from the world? Was it ever here?

Sunday, November 19th, 2017
Moonstone
Wolfmoon
Book 1
By
Nikki Broadwell
Genre:
Fantasy Romance
 
Is
magic gone from the world? Was it ever here? Read Moonstone and you
might just believe in magic again! Fans of Juliet Marillier’s
‘Daughter of the Forest’ series will find themselves right at
home.

 

 


Finna
is pregnant and proud of herself for being strong enough to kick out
the father of her child. But when her absent mother shows up and
tells her that her baby needs to be blessed by the moon goddess to
keep her safe, Finna’s newfound confidence disappears. The Otherworld
her mother describes sounds tantalizing. And by the time Finna
discovers the truth it is too late. Her only hope is to make it out
alive.

 

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Willow
Wolfmoon
Book 2
 
Maeve’s
dreams are waking her in the middle of the night. And consulting a
psychic does little to help. But when a shipment of paintings arrives
in the gallery where she works her mind really begins to unravel.
What she sees in one of those paintings has to be an hallucination.
How could she be seeing herself running with wolves in the background
of a landscape simply hanging on the wall? Little does she know what
lies ahead. 
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Raven
Wolfmoon
Book 3
 
A
cold and callous tyrant has taken over Otherworld leaving death and
destruction in his wake. The only hope is a prophecy written
centuries before. But the woman named hasn’t a clue. How can a
green girl from the States come to grips with a destiny she didn’t
even know existed? 

 

 


Maeve
is oblivious of all of it as she travels to Scotland. All she can
think about is her boyfriend, Harold who she left behind. But what
lies ahead includes him too, and will take both Maeve and Harold into
a dangerous world they could never have imagined.

 

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Faery
Wolfmoon
Book 4
 
Maeve
and Harold are about to be tested. Between the birth of their baby
girl and Maeve’s obsession with the faery known as the ‘love
talker’ lie many twisted paths. When the elven queen becomes part
of the equation it takes more than love to reweave what’s been
unraveled. A Fae civil war brings Harold’s alter ego, King Kenneth
MacAlpin, to the fore, possibly ruining Maeve and Harold’s
relationship forever. Danger abounds, bringing with it hard decisions
and possibly death.
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I
graduated with a BA in art and English from Sonoma State University
in California. I’ve been an avid reader since I first learned how and
a writer from my early teenage years on. I’ve had several art related
businesses, including greeting cards and more recently a silk
painting business. When I began to write in earnest I put aside the
art, concentrating only on the writing.

 

 


I’ve
traveled a lot over the years, finding inspiration wherever I go.
Scotland holds a special place in my heart, hence the setting for
“The Moonstone”. I had to make a 4th trip there to do
research as I was putting the book together!

 

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Runes an ancient mythology

Friday, April 14th, 2017
Runes
Runes
Series Book 1
by
Ednah Walters
Genre:
YA Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
 
Seventeen-year-old
Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s
disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of
her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St.
James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way
of reading her.
Raine
is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment,
until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is
different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine.
Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not
sure whether to fall into his arms or run.
Scared,
she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to
the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about him. What
Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part
of it. Not only is she and her friends in danger, she must choose a
side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.
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Immortals 
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Grimnirs 
(book 3)
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Seeress 
(book 4)
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Souls 
(book 5)
 
Witches 
(book 6)
 
Goddess 
(book 7)
 
 
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Today Bestselling Author Ednah Walters is a multi-published author of
four different series–her Norse-mythology-based bestselling YA
Paranormal romance series, RUNES(YA-Paranormal Romance) and Nephilim
THE GUARDIAN LEGACY-(YA fantasy romance).
She
also writes contemporary romance under E. B. Walters. The Fitzgerald
Family series started with SLOW BURN. There are six books in this
series. Her new USA Today bestselling series, INFINITUS BILLIONAIRES.
Impulse (book 1) was published in January 2015. Indulge (Aug 4th). 
 
 
 
 
 

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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Is the world shrouded in darkness?

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

The Secret of Isian by Serena Clarke book three of the Asian Series. This a Clean High Fantasy that is sure to be enjoy by many. 

Serena Clarke

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Here is the blurb:

The Secret of Isian: Many prophecies have been uttered about the impending war and those who will seek to stop it. With the war finally upon them, Rimelda, a talented seer, has heard the prophecies and believes she can help. Prince Ander, doubtful of her abilities and her true intensions, but determined to save his kingdom accepts her help and they proceed on a quest to end the war. Hindered by (more…)

Serena’s third book in the Isian Series has been Published

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
Serena, what gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?
I have loved writing for as long as I can remember.  I have always had a desire to publish a book, but never thought it was a real possibility.  After my mom, Linda Weaver Clarke, became a published author, she inspired me to get my book published.
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That is so good. Please describe your writing process.
My process is not very organized!  I usually sketch up an outline, but I don’t always know where my story will lead me until I get there.  I usually begin with a single idea or a scene and then have to decide how I got there and what is going to happen next.
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I think most of us do. Where you do your best work?
My favorite place to work is when I am out in nature.  Nature is (more…)