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Eileann must invoke divine power to forge the most dangerous warrior the world has ever known

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

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Dawnflight
The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles Book 1
by Kim Iverson Headlee
Genre: Historical Fantasy
What if King Arthur’s queen was every bit as heroic as he was? Find out by immersing yourself in this epic story of the power couple whose courage and conviction would shape the destiny of a nation.
Gyan is a Caledonian chieftainess by birth, a warrior and leader of warriors by training, and she is betrothed to Urien, a son of her clan’s deadliest enemy, by right of Arthur the Pendragon’s conquest of her people. For the sake of peace, Gyan is willing to sacrifice everything…perhaps even her very life, if her foreboding about Urien proves true.
Roman by his father, Brytoni by his mother, and denied hereditary rulership of his mother’s clan because of his mixed blood, Arthur has followed his father’s path to become Dux Britanniarum, the Pendragon: supreme commander of the northern Brytoni army. The Caledonians, Scots, Saxons, and Angles keep him too busy to dwell upon his loneliness…most of the time.
When Gyan and Arthur meet, each recognize within the other their soul’s mate. The treaty has preserved Gyan’s ancient right to marry any man, providing he is a Brytoni nobleman—but Arthur does not qualify. And the ambitious Urien, Arthur’s greatest political rival, shall not be so easily denied. If Gyan and Arthur cannot prevent Urien from plunging the Caledonians and Brytons back into war, their love will be doomed to remain unfulfilled forever.
But there is an even greater threat looming. The Laird of the Scots wants their land and will kill all who stand in his way. Gyan, Arthur, and Urien must unite to defeat this merciless enemy who threatens everyone they hold dear.
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Morning’s Journey
The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles Book 2
“Magnificent.” ~ Kathleen Foley, author of the Faith in Uniform series
In a violent age when enemies besiege Brydein and alliances shift as swiftly as the wind, stand two remarkable leaders: the Caledonian warrior-queen Gyanhumara and her consort, Arthur the Pendragon. Their fiery love is tempered only by their conviction to forge unity between their disparate peoples. Arthur and Gyan must create an impenetrable front to protect Brydein and Caledonia from land-lusting Saxons and the marauding Angli raiders who may be massing forces in the east, near Arthur’s sister and those he has sworn to protect.
But their biggest threat is an enemy within: Urien, Arthur’s rival and the man Gyan was treaty-bound to marry until she broke that promise for Arthur’s love. When Urien becomes chieftain of his clan, his increase in wealth and power is matched only by the magnitude of his hatred of Arthur and Gyan—and his threat to their infant son.
Morning’s Journey, sequel to the critically acclaimed Dawnflight, propels the reader from the heights of triumph to the depths of despair, through the struggles of some of the most fascinating characters in all of Arthurian literature. Those struggles are exacerbated by the characters’ own flawed choices. Gyan and Arthur must learn that while extending forgiveness to others may be difficult, forgiveness of self is the most excruciating—yet ultimately the most healing—step of the entire journey.
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Raging Sea 
The Dragon’s Dove Chronicles Book 3
Outcast, clanless, and but a junior officer in Arthur the Pendragon’s army, Angusel struggles to rebuild the life stolen from him through betrayal by the person he had held most dear. His legion allegiance thrusts him onto the campaign trail as one of Arthur’s forward scouts, stalking Angli troops and being among the first to clash with these vicious enemies at every turn. But the odds loom high against him and his sword-brothers, and they will need a miracle just to survive.
Pressured to make the best choice to ensure her clan’s future leadership, Eileann struggles with her feelings for Angusel, whose outcast status makes him forbidden to her as a mate. When Angli treachery threatens everyone she loves, she vows to thwart their violent plan to conquer her clan. But she is no warrior, she has no soldiers to command, and she will need a miracle just to survive.
How can one soldier make a difference? How can one woman save her kin and clan? In the crucible of combat, Angusel must surrender to the will of the gods, and Eileann must invoke divine power to forge the most dangerous warrior the world has ever known.
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Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins–the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century–seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim has been a published novelist since 1999 with the first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century.
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Unlike the elves, who can hide behind their magically protected walls, the other races in Kartania’s kingdoms are drastically affected by the absence of an allied dragonrider

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
Zahara’s
Gift
Bond
of a Dragon Book 1
by
A J Walker
Genre:
YA Fantasy Adventure 
 
A
young man forced into action. A juvenile dragon alone in a new world.
Whispers of a terrible evil returning to power.

 

 

Nineteen-year-old
Anders lived a fairly normal life until the only family he had was
taken away from him. When he finds himself forced to embark on an
action packed adventure, he discovers there is more to the world than
he was told. The magical force that flows within everything around
him becomes revealed. Dragons, elves, orcs, and goblins lurk around
nearly every turn along the path as he pursues his two kidnapped
cousins.

 

 

As
Anders discovers more about his family’s past, he learns of their
involvement in The War of The Magicians and the circumstances leading
up to the attack of his hometown. When Anders is told about his
potential involvement in a prophecy involving dragons and their
powerful magic, he will need to make a difficult decision. Will he
continue to follow the path that is laid out for him or can he make
his own destiny? Will he ever be reunited with his family again? And
if he succeeds, will he ever be able to return to the life he once
knew?

 

 

Bond
of a Dragon: Zahara’s Gift is the first book in an adventure
fantasy series.
 

 

If you like fast-paced adventure novels,
fierce dragons, powerful magic, and a hero fighting for justice, then
you’ll love the fantastic starter in A. J. Walker’s new page
turning series.

 

 

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Secrets
of the Sapphire Soul
Bond
of a Dragon Book 2
 
A
dragon and her rider put to the test. Betrayal among allies. With
Kartania’s fate in the balance, who will take control?

 

 

Anders
knows the war to stop Merglan from reclaiming his grip on the world
is just beginning. With no certainty about where or when Merglan will
attack next, Anders and his companions must take action to stay one
step ahead of the cruel sorcerer and his evil dragon.

 

 

As
he searches for ways to stop Merglan’s domination of their world,
Anders discovers more than he expected. With several nations of
Kartania on the brink of collapse, he must make a difficult decision.
Is the young rider ready to deal with the consequences he’s facing?
Can Anders overcome the odds and unravel the secrets of the sapphire
soul?

 

 

Bond of
a Dragon: Secrets of the Sapphire Soul 
is
the second novel in an adventure fantasy series.

 

 

If
you like gripping suspense, bold dragonriders, and page-turning
action, then you’ll love A J Walker’s latest installment in
the 
Bond of a
Dragon 
series. 

 

 

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of the Sapphire Soul 
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Fall
of the Kings
Bond
of a Dragon Book 3
 
Lost and without
guidance. Merglan’s imperial grip tightens on the free nations.
Venomous magic penetrating the resistant. In the end, all kings must
fall.
With Anders
displaced from the campaign in Southland, he must navigate through
more than just the foreign land he awakes in. The sapphire’s
intoxicating grip has given him more than just a craving for power.
Its tainted magic pushes him closer to the precipice of becoming more
like the evil that he is foretold to destroy. As he attempts to
resist the darkness, Anders must work through his pain and return to
the fight he abandoned so suddenly.
After the allied
armies are forced to disband, the five nations begin to feel the
effects of the dark sorcerer’s imperial rule. With Westland
occupied by foreign invaders and Southland flooded with orcs, the
humans must band together in resistance. Unlike the elves, who can
hide behind their magically protected walls, the other races in
Kartania’s kingdoms are drastically affected by the absence of an
allied dragonrider. Without a united army to combat Merglan’s
expansion, the fate of Kartania hangs in the balance. Can Anders
resist the urges he feels to allow the evil inside? Can he work with
his dragon to gain back what advantage they once had? Will Kirsten
survive long enough to see Westland’s revolt? What will become of
Ivan and those left behind in Southland?
Bond of a Dragon:
Fall of the Kings is the third installment in the Bond of a
Dragon series. This highly suspenseful and emotional tale comes
to a crescendo in the final chapters; don’t miss out on this epic
by A J Walker.
Get your copy
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experience!
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AJ
Walker is a fantasy author whose first works is the Bond of a Dragon
series. Growing up in western Montana and spending most of his time
outdoors has given AJ plenty of adventures to draw from when he’s
creating his stories. AJ Walker is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a
world-class whitewater kayaker, and former wildland firefighter. His
personal experiences, just to name a few, include grizzly bear
encounters in northern Montana, a life-threatening winter survival
experience, and several whitewater rescues. Using the influences from
his many personal adventures, AJ Walker loves to transport readers
into his mythical world of Kartania, where his characters find
themselves embarking on the most epic of journeys. Kartania is home
to magical creatures, bold heroes, and evil sorcerers who are sure to
keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

 

AJ
Walker writes stories inspired by other fantasy authors like his
person favorites Brandon Sanderson and fellow Montanan Christopher
Paolini. Walker aspires to emulate the creativity of these works, and
the works of many other great fantasy writers. AJ’s unique and
exciting personal experiences combined with his wild imagination
create an exciting world that is sure to please anyone who loves
fantasy adventure or fast-paced adventure stories.

 

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When an enemy army threatens eleven-year old Mara’s home, she makes up her mind to save her family, one way or another

Thursday, October 31st, 2019
The
Witches of Crannock Dale
Mara
of the League Book 1
by
Thomas M. Kane
Genre:
Fantasy 
 
When an enemy army
threatens eleven-year old Mara’s home, she makes up her mind to
save her family, one way or another. But when the knights protecting
her village arrest her favorite aunt for witchcraft, she discovers
that the difference between friend and foe may not be as obvious as
she once thought.
This is a story of
war and espionage, set in a low fantasy world. It is also about a
child getting to know her mother and father in a new way.
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Thomas
M. Kane is a fantasy author living high on a wooded hilltop. He
taught international relations at a British university for close to
twenty years and brings his insights concerning real-life war and
politics into his fiction. He takes a character-based approach to
writing, paying attention to his protagonists’ personal relationships
and inner lives.
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Dalphnia, is a woodland nymph who can control the trees of the forest and is determined to see her husband come through this journey alive

Saturday, October 26th, 2019
Fall
of the Western Kings
Tirumfall
Trilogy Book 1
by
J Drew Brumbaugh
Genre:
Epic Fantasy 
 
Gant
is a commoner, forbidden from learning swordsmanship. He trains in
spite of the law and ends up branded an outlaw. However fate
intervenes while Gant is on the run and soon he is embroiled in an
odyssey with forces of darkness that can only be vanquished with help
from his friends, not all of whom are human. An epic that delivers
the best in the tradition of classic fantasy.
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Child
of Evil
Tirumfall
Trilogy Book 2 
 
The
story started with “Fall of the Western Kings”. Now “Child
of Evil” continues the odyssey of Gant, the hero who killed Varg
with his magical sword Valorious and who must now use his strength
and cunning to find and neutralize the child born of evil. This child
is prophesized to lead the demons of the western kingdoms to victory
over the people of the east. Other characters accompany Gant to Ferd,
the city where the child will be born. Amelia is a shape-changer who
flies to the west to do reconnaissance only to be captured and
imprisoned. Pris, the emperor and blossoming wizard, worries about
the evil forces and knows the child cannot be allowed to unite the
demonic powers. His untested magic will be key to stopping the
impending doom. Dalphnia, Gant’s wife, is a woodland nymph who can
control the trees of the forest and is determined to see her husband
come through this journey alive. Can this unlikely group intervene in
time to stop the child and the carnage that is sure to follow? Will
it mean killing the child? Resolving this moral dilemma while
outwitting the demons and getting back to the safety of their homes
makes for a rousing adventure. “Child of Evil” is the
second book in J. Drew Brumbaugh’s fantasy series, The Tirumfall
Triology.
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I
live in northeast Ohio where I write sci-fi, fantasy, and suspense
novels, along with a few short stories. Mostly I write stories I
think I’d like to read with characters that are interesting enough
that readers want to find out what happens to them. I also spend time
teaching and training at the karate dojo my wife and I founded,
building a Japanese garden in the back yard, and taking walks in the
woods with our dog. I have six novels in print, the most recent being
“Bula Bridge,” a collection of short stories, and a
co-authored children’s book. I continue to work on my next book and
seem to always have several stories in various stages of completion.

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The ancient sorceress Merlin awakes from a fevered dream and Morgana la Fey stirs in the dark, biding her time to strike against Merlin and Avalon

Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Re:
Camelot
The
Complete Edition
by
E.C. Fisher
Genre:
Epic Fantasy 
 
Seventeen-year-old
Arthur Godwin-Dragos finds himself much unlike his childhood heroes
who fought for the grace and honor of Camelot. Banished to a bleak
boarding school in England, Arthur cannot help but retreat into the
fantasy of his mother’s old tales. Longing for his own destiny to
assuage his loneliness and despair, Arthur withers in exile in wait
for something more.

 

 

In
the stillness, however, the hands of fate begin to turn. Across the
universe, far out of reach of time or space, the planet Avalon grows
dim. The ancient sorceress Merlin awakes from a fevered dream–as
prophecy calls out through the darkness. Sealed and forgotten,
Morgana la Fey stirs in the dark, biding her time to strike against
Merlin and Avalon. Once again must the legend of King Arthur awaken,
and with the power of the mighty Excalibur, beat back the
insufferable darkness once and for all.

 

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E.
C. Fisher is an emerging author who was born in Vandenberg, AFB,
California. Currently, he happily writes and resides in
Florida.

 

 

From
2007 to 2011, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps.
Three years ago he was introduced to the writing world after a bout
of inspiration drove him to write his very first story. After sharing
his work with several people and receiving favorable feedback, he
decided to continue treading on the creative path of
storytelling.

 

 

When
he doesn’t have a pen in hand, you can find him at the bowling alley
getting strikes or at home reading fantastical books.

 

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Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Saskia has yet to discover what she is capable of

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
A
Hare in the Wilderness
Kingdom
of Durundal Book 1
by
S. E. Turner
Genre:
Epic Fantasy 
 
They
persecuted her as a child. Now they have to face her as a woman.

 

 

In
the house of Gnaeus, a daughter is born, though when a mysterious
mark appears on her face – the father instantly rejects her. Scorned
and isolated by those at court, she grows up in the shadows, unaware
of the tragic events that caused the defect in the first
place.

 

 

Unwavered
by kinship and severing all ties, Gnaeus strips away his daughter’s
identity, removes her from court and banishes her to the wilderness
forever.

 

 

Cast
out with her mother, they find sanctuary with the clans. Here she
forges a new life, learning new skills, gathering knowledge and
finding love. No one can harm her again this far north. No one knows
who she is.

 

 

Until
the day an old enemy appears on the horizon.

 

 

Now
a grown woman, and a formidable warrior, she knows she must defeat
this enemy and seek the truth.

 

 

That
she is Ajeya, Crown Princess of Ataxata, heir to the subject kingdoms
of Ataxata and all the colonies of the southern most
territories.

 

 

Because
if she fails – she will remain as the forgotten heir forever …
 

 

‘AN
EPIC TALE OF LOVE, LOSS AND RIVALRY – IN A MAN’S WORLD.’

 

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A
Wolf in the Dark
Kingdom
of Durundal Book 2
 
Lyall
has lived and breathed nightmares since he was fourteen years old. He
believed he knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. He was
wrong.

 

 

When
General Domitrius Corbulo launches a brutal attack on Castle Dru in
Durundal, he slaughters everyone inside, including the king and
queen.

 

 

Everyone
that is … except one.

 

 

The
young Prince Lyall escapes the carnage through an ancient, disused
tunnel – knowing that he can never go back to his ancestral home, and
fearful of what lies ahead. In the wake of this tragedy, he has to
adapt to a new life and face challenges beyond his wildest dreams …
and the wrath of the General is always a heartbeat away.

 

 

By
the time he reaches adulthood with unrivalled knowledge and a unique
set of skills, he faces the ultimate decision –
embrace
the future as the man he has become, or return to his birthright to
avenge a past he can’t forget …

 

 

 

‘AN INTOXICATING TALE OF
MONSTERS, HEROES AND SURVIVAL.’

 

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A
Leopard in the Mist
Kingdom
of Durundal Book 3
 
It’s
not until you’re broken – that you discover what’s worth fighting
for.

 

 

 

Cornelius has returned from exile to reclaim his
birthright and take back control of the empire. Offering a peace
treaty with the clans, he approaches Namir, an adversary from old,
with whom he seeks to make amends.
However, the clan is
suspicious of Cornelius. Concerned that his intentions are not
entirely honourable. Worried that his agenda is the same as the
emperor before him; steeped with motives in a lust for power to bring
down the Kingdom of Durundal forever.
Despite the protests
from his wife and the rest of the clan, Namir accepts the proposal
and ventures to Ataxata to sign the agreement. Though when he doesn’t
return – suspicions are heightened and they fear the worst. Now the
clans will risk everything in a race against time to find the
chieftain and save the future of his kingdom.
And only one
thing is certain – there will be blood.

 

‘ENTER AN ANCIENT
WORLD OF AVARICE, CORRUPTION AND SURVIVAL.’

 

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A
Stag in the Shadows
Kingdom
of Durundal Book 4
 
In
the Kingdom of Durundal, hearts will be broken, loved ones lost and
thrones burned.

 

 

 

Saskia remembers when the soil of Durundal
hummed with peace, and the future of the kingdom brimmed with
prosperity.
But everything changed the night her home was
attacked.
On the orders of the ruthless King Segan Hezekiah,
she finds herself imprisoned in a tower awaiting a fate worse than
death, her father has been taken to the dark labyrinths of the mine
to dig for gold, and her people are forced to work in the adjoining
grounds. The only person with the power to help is locked up in the
mines alongside her father, and anyone who disobeys the king, or
tries to escape, is targeted and killed.
As danger lurks at
every turn and guards prowl every corner, Saskia feels more helpless
than ever … but is she?
Sometimes, only the direst
need can teach us our own depths, and Saskia has yet to discover what
she is capable of.
 

 

‘THE INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE OF A WOMAN,
SMOULDERING IN THE SHADOWS.’

 

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E Turner is a life-long enthusiast of epic fantasy that borders on
the believable. With an abundance of historical research weaved
through the pages, this promises to be an engaging and immersive
experience.

 

 

‘The
Kingdom of Durundal series is far more than the single genre of
fantasy. Rather, it blends into a prestigious crossroads where
fantasy meets reality, and the surreal meets the sublime. I wanted to
write a series that everyone could read, and I’m happy to provide an
exciting, epic story that a wide variety of ages will enjoy.’

 

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When he learns that thousands of his people will be sent as slaves to the mines, he must choose—fight the royal army or win the help of his kin

Friday, August 2nd, 2019
By day Yosyph appears nothing more than a mute
tavern-hand. By night he is the shadowy leader of a growing revolution.

 

When he learns that thousands of his people will be
sent as slaves to the mines, he must choose—fight the royal army with an
ill-prepared rebellion or journey to the land of his ancestors through the
deadly King’s Trial, where he hopes to win the help of his kin.
His journey grows complicated when he rescues a
maiden and enrages a prince, but if he doesn’t return with help in time, the
people he’s loved and secretly served will be gone.
 
 

 

 

 

 

As a youth, I made up stories to help my little
sisters go to sleep. It backfired. We stayed up for hours continuing the tale.
The King’s Trial was born in those late, whispered nights.
 
Ever since I climbed up to the rafters of our barn
at age four, I’ve lived high adventure: scuba diving, mud football with my
brothers, rappelling, and even riding a retired racehorse at full
gallop—bareback. I love the thrill and joy.
Stories give me a similar thrill and joy. I love
living through the eyes and heart of a hero who faces his internal demons and
the heroine who fights her way free instead of waiting to be saved. I read
fiction and true-story adventure. I write both, though I’m starting with
publishing the fiction—fact will come later.
 
I create high fantasy, fairy tale retellings, and
poetry. I live a joyful adventure with my husband and six children. I am a
Christian and I love my Savior.

 

Top Ten List

  1. As a child, I couldn’t walk across a room. I danced, spun, skipped, ran, or otherwise moved, but I couldn’t just walk.
  2. I took calculus at a community college at age 14. I planned to go to MIT and become an astronaut. Plans changed—in wonderful ways.

 

  1. I love reading to my children. We’ve enjoyed books from Dr. Seuss to Les Misérables. Maniac Magee is one of our favorites.
  2. I lived in St Petersburg, Russia for half-a-year teaching English to kindergartners. I learned to wash my clothes in a bathtub, filter and boil my drinking water, and love my sweet, crayon-eating, kids.
  3. I have slight dyslexia. ‘b’ and ‘p’ sometimes flip flop on me. But it also means I can read a book upside-down.
  4. I love climbing, rappelling, and horseback riding. But I hate roller coasters and bungee jumping.

 

  1. I’ve journaled almost every day since I turned seventeen. I capture conversations, descriptions, happenings, and quotes. I explore ideas. Through the years I’ve written well over a million words. It prepared me to become an author.
  2. Plumbing Repair is my nemesis. I’m grateful I don’t have to battle it very often. In the end, I always win, but I feel like I’ve fought an archvillain who pulled every dirty trick in the book, including Chinese water torture in claustrophobic conditions.

 

  1. I live with a vivid imagination. I dream in 3-D, technicolor, and occasionally with my eyes open. This is a bane when it comes to nightmares. I will not watch horror movies.
  2. The King’s Trial started as a bedtime tale I told my little sisters twenty years ago. Don’t worry. I wrote the second book, The King’s Shadow,in six months, and it will come out this autumn.

 

Plus an extra: I have an accent. People often ask me where I’m from. Maybe it’s my reader accent. I’ve read out-loud enough different books in character, that perhaps it stuck.

 

 

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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.
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Her ventures are unexpectedly steeped in precarious events when Cam discovers a secret plan of revolt

Friday, July 26th, 2019
Spirit
Followers
Instruments
of Sacrifice Book 1
by
Lydia Redwine
Genre:
Fantasy 
 
When
a Royal dies, the realms elect the one to take their place. By
reasons Camaria does not know, her realm elects her as the next
Royal. Now that she is the new-found sixteenth Royal of the nation of
Mirabelle, Cam embarks on a journey with her sisters and a young
huntsman to the four realms of the nation to complete training in the
four kinds of magic. Once she has completed this training, she will
then be permitted to consume her annual amount of magic and possess
manifested powers. Her ventures are unexpectedly steeped in
precarious events when Cam discovers a secret plan of revolt, a past
she never knew, and an ancient people group thought dead who call
themselves the Spirit Followers.
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Keepers
of the Crown
Instruments
of Sacrifice Book 2
 
 
Camaria
is chasing the sparks of a war and trying to put them out before her
world erupts into flames and all is gone. The vanishing of the magic
of Mirabelle is only the beginning and the Seekers are formed to find
its captors. Camaria, her sister Fiera, the young huntsman Caleb,
Cinis Lumen leader Tyron, former Gnosi heir Riah, and two others are
sent east to find their stolen magic, but each has a mission of their
own. Cam, having been banished from two of Mirabelle’s realms, is
determined to redeem herself by locating the legendary Crown of
Caelae, prophesied by the Watchers, one of which was Peter’s
father. Riah continues his secret quest to become one of the
unidentified master’s seven warriors. Fiera still holds the wooden
ball with its strange message inside, and Caleb has a secret past of
his own. Peter, who remains in Mirabelle, is on the brink of
discovering all of his father’s secrets and forming a plot of
revenge on those who had killed Daniel years ago. Their own ventures
are put on hold when they suddenly cross paths with an unexpected
enemy in the perilous land called the Valley of Poison.

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Lydia
Redwine is a young author from Cincinnati, Ohio, who, by the age of
18, has published a fantasy novel and a poetry collection in aim to
create work that is both refreshing and impactful.

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The alliance begins to crumble, and Sullyan finds herself caught between two monarchs: the king she’s sworn allegiance to, and the man she loves as a father

Monday, April 1st, 2019
Nine months have passed since Brynne Sullyan helped forge an alliance between the realms of Albia and Andaryon. A fragile peace reigns as both sides recover from the events of the previous year. Then mysterious raiders strike Andaryon villages. 
 

 

Attempts are made on the life of Albia’s High King. As Sullyan scrambles to find those responsible, unseen enemies threaten to pull apart everything she has worked for, including her marriage.

The alliance begins to crumble, and Sullyan finds herself caught between two monarchs: the king she’s sworn allegiance to, and the man she loves as a father. To betray either one would break her heart, but if conflict is inevitable, she must make a choice…
 
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 
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1) Anthing to do with animals, especially dogs and horses. My favorite horse breed is the Friesian, which is why I put one in my novels. I also own two rescue dogs and support many animal charities.

2) Singing, especially folk-style songs. I also sing in my local church choir.

3) Chocolate!!

4) Dragons and (I have to admit!) unicorns. I have collected figurines and statues of dragons and unicorns since I was small and have a vast collection, some of which live outdoors. But I don’t like “twee”, only ones that look like they could be real.

5) Reading, especially fantasy and sci-fi.

6) Country walks.

7)All wildlife, especially butterflies. I used to breed and release UK varieties, and belong to the Butterfly Conservation Society.

8) Did I mention chocolate?

9) Spending time with family members.

10) Playing my bodhran (Irish drum). I can’t read music so decided to take up drumming instead! It’s fun and very theraputic.

 

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Deaths and honors, joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her in a remote, ramshackle keep

Sunday, November 25th, 2018
A
Choice of Secrets
A
Dark Glass Novel Book 4
by
Barb Hendee
Genre: Historical
Fantasy
 
Ever
since raiders from the north began attacking villages, Lady Nicole
Montagna has known that defending her people would come at a
cost. The betrothal of her sister Chloe to a neighboring lord
seems the perfect solution, forging a powerful alliance. But
shortly before the wedding, Nicole is shocked to discover that her
sister is with child—and not by her husband-to-be. Now she
must make a choice. She has just hours to decide . . .

 

 

 

~Should
she tell her soldier brother—who will take swift, ruthless action
to ensure the family’s safety?

 

 

~Should
she hold her tongue, let her sister deceive her husband into
believing the child is his—and then hope Chloe can get away with
the lie?

 

 

~Should
she tell her family, hoping they will know the right thing to
do?

 

 

With
the help of a magic mirror, Nicole lives out each path, fighting to
protect herself and those she loves with the weapons she has: wits,
herbs, and fortitude. But no matter her cleverness, neither she nor
her family can escape unscathed—for there are repercussions she
could never have foreseen, involving her own heart . . .

 

 

A
CHOICE OF SECRETS

 

 

New
York Times 
bestselling
author Barb Hendee spins a tale of intrigue, integrity, and the bonds
of love and loyalty as one young woman finds her place in a turbulent
world . . .
 

 

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Girl of White Winter

 

A Dark
Glass Novel Book #3

 

 

Kara,
as a ward with no parentage and no future, has been raised knowing
nothing outside her lady’s chambers. Until Royce Capello, a
visiting nobleman, is struck by her ice-pale looks, and demands her
as payment for the land the family needs.
With
barely time to protest, Kara is sold and packed off for a life as a
concubine—until a raiding party descends on Royce’s company and
she’s kidnapped for the second time in as many days.
Whatever
happens, Kara will be alone in the world, inexperienced and fearing
even the vast unfamiliar sky. But one raider gives her a choice—and
a magic mirror appears to show her where each path will lead…
She
can leave with her protector Raven and journey with his performing
troupe, competing for his mercurial affections.
She
can flee the raiders’ settlement, and return to Royce’s manor,
chattel among devious nobility.
Or
she can stay in the settlement, bound to firm, silent Caine, who is
as gentle as he is staid and inscrutable.
Her
fates twist and turn to affect far more than she could have guessed,
tangling the bitter with the sweet—and Kara must choose which
consequences she can live with…
 
 
 
A
Choice of Crowns
A Dark Glass Novel Book
#2
 
Olivia
Geroux knew her king was reluctant to marry her, whatever the
negotiations had arranged. But she never expected to find handsome,
arrogant King Rowan obsessed with his stepsister instead. And before
she can determine what course to take, she overhears her greatest
ally plotting to murder the princess.
Olivia
must act quickly—and live with whatever chaos results. As the
assassin hunts his prey, a magic mirror appears to show Olivia the
three paths that open before her . . .
If
she hesitates only a moment, the princess will die—and she will
become queen.
If
she calls for help, she will gain great power—but she must also
thrust away her own happiness.
If
she runs to stop the murder herself, she will know love and
contentment—but her whole country will suffer.
 
As
she lives out each path, her wits and courage will be tested as she
fights to protect her people, her friends, and her heart. And
deciding which to follow will be far from easy . . .
 
 
 
 
Through
a Dark Glass
A
Dark Glass Novel Book 1
 
On
her seventeenth birthday, Megan of Chaumont discovers she’ll be
sold as a bride to the brutish Volodane family—within hours. Her
father grants only that she may choose which one of the ruthless,
grasping lord’s three sons she weds:
Rolf,
the eldest: stern, ambitious, and loyal?
Sebastian,
the second son: sympathetic, sly, and rebellious?
Or
Kai, the youngest: bitter, brooding, and proud?
As
shy, horrified Megan flees the welcome dinner for her in-laws-to-be,
she finds an enchanted mirror that will display how her life unrolls
with each man, as if she were living it out in a breath. But there is
no smooth “happily ever after” in her choices.
Deaths
and honors, joys and agonies, intrigues and escapes await her in a
remote, ramshackle keep, where these rough but complex men reveal one
side and then another of their jagged characters—and bring forth
new aspects of Megan, too. But the decisions of one teenaged
marriage-pawn reverberate much farther than any of them have guessed
. . .
 
 
 
 
Barb
Hendee
is the New York Times bestselling author of The
Mist-Torn Witches series. She is the co-author (with husband J.C.) of
the Noble Dead Saga. She holds a master’s degree in
composition/rhetoric from the University of Idaho and currently
teaches writing for Umpqua Community College. She and J.C. live in a
quirky two-level townhouse just south of Portland, Oregon.
 
 
 
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Their craft, the lives of their friends, the very existence of their realm are under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil…Audio Book

Monday, November 5th, 2018
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: http://www.caspeace.com/cas-peace/the-wheel-will-turn

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Born in the eighties, her formative years in the nineties, Rebecca’s taste in music and fashion never really had a chance. Fortunately, you can’t tell these things from her writing or voice over work. Her first novel, Trespasser, is as dark as her neon is bright, and you’d never guess from hearing her that she’s narrating science fiction in nothing but unicorn pants.
 
Currently residing in London, Rebecca is passionate about travel, and has a good- albeit sometimes dubious- ear for accents. She graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a degree in something or other, has a background in musical theatre, a past career in burlesque, and is a classically trained opera singer. Oh, and she likes greyhounds. And wine.

 

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Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world…
In Albia, the fourth
realm, the precious Artesan gift
is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran is struggling to achieve his potential. Against his friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the fifth realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot. 

 

In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids, and Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms, and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power.
Their craft, the lives of their friends, the very existence of their realm are
under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil.

 

Review:
“Cas Peace’s Artesans of Albia trilogy immediately sweeps you away:  the drama starts with King’s Envoy, continues unabated in King’s Champion, and climaxes in King’s Artesan, yet each volume is complete, satisfying.  The Artesan series  propels you into a world so deftly written that you see, feel, touch, and even smell each twist and turn. These nesting novels are evocative, hauntingly real. Smart. Powerful. Compelling. The trilogy teems with finely drawn characters, heroes and villains and societies worth knowing; with stories so organic and yet iconic you know you’ve found another home—in Albia. So start reading now. I, for one, can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
Janet E Morris: Bestselling Author of The Sacred Band of Stepsons series; the Dream Dancer series; I, the Sun; Outpassage; The Silistra Quartet;and editor of the Bangsian In Hell series. Famed contributor to the shared universe fantasy series, Thieves World.

I enjoyed the reading of King’s Envoys; Artesans of Albia by Cas Peace and narrated by Rebecca. It was full of emotions, clear and well done.  The narrator does a great job with the reading and it flows smoothly.The Artesan Series  takes you into a world where you can imagine every detail of the descriptions in the tale. It is a most entertaining tale, full of twists and turns that will compel you to keep reading it to the end. It is great for readers of high fantasy and lovers of good narrated books.

In Albia, the fourth realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying.Their craft, their lives and the very existence of their realm are under threat unless they expose and oppose the evil.

Anna del C. Dye

Author of clean tales of Elfs & YA medieval Romance  

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The only thing that can save her is Rykan’s mysterious Staff, which lies buried in the ruins of Taran’s cellar

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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: http://www.caspeace.com/cas-peace/the-wheel-will-turn

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Taran Elijah’s quest for knowledge uncovers a plot that threatens the world…
Desperate to learn how to control his innate Artesan powers, Taran embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. The military backlash his action unleashes forces Albia’s High King to send Major Sullyan as an envoy to the Fifth Realm. But a dark and treacherous power is moving through the realms and all will feel its influence.
Captured and tortured by the power-hungry Lord Rykan, Sullyan is trapped in Andaryon. Aided by the unlikeliest sources, the major formulates a plan to defeat Rykan and end his quest for the throne. But Sullyan’s strength is fading fast and time is running out. The only thing that can save her is Rykan’s mysterious Staff, which lies buried in the ruins of Taran’s cellar.
Sullyan’s lover, Robin Tamsen, sets out to recover the artefact, but the enemy is two steps ahead of him. If Robin fails to secure the Staff, Sullyan’s life, the Artesan craft, and the very existence of their world is under threat.

 

Review:
“Cas Peace’s Artesans of Albia trilogy immediately sweeps you away:  the drama starts with King’s Envoy, continues unabated in King’s Champion, and climaxes in King’s Artesan, yet each volume is complete, satisfying.  The Artesan series  propels you into a world so deftly written that you see, feel, touch, and even smell each twist and turn. These nesting novels are evocative, hauntingly real. Smart. Powerful. Compelling. The trilogy teems with finely drawn characters, heroes and villains and societies worth knowing; with stories so organic and yet iconic you know you’ve found another home—in Albia. So start reading now. I, for one, can’t wait to find out what will happen next.
Janet E Morris: Bestselling Author of The Sacred Band of Stepsons series; the Dream Dancer series; I, the Sun; Outpassage; The Silistra Quartet;and editor of the Bangsian In Hell series. Famed contributor to the shared universe fantasy series, Thieves World.
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Snippet From King’s Champion:
Sullyan cantered Drum across the plains for the first mile or so, weaving through the trees, Robin and Marik at her back. Then she slowed the stallion to a brisk walk, allowing the other two to catch up. She made for the high road leading directly to the fortress gates, seeing with satisfaction that they were the only people on the road. Warning Marik and Robin to keep their hands well away from their sword hilts, she rode confidently forward, eyes narrowed against the snow glare.
The Count nudged his horse up on her left side, a gloomy expression on his face. “I expect the sentries and outriders will see us soon.”
She gave a snort. “My dear Count, there have been loaded crossbows aimed at our hearts for the past half hour.”
Marik started and looked wildly about, but there was no one in sight. Sullyan continued in silence, highly visible on the coal-black Drum. Her borrowed longsword reared in its harness over her shoulder.
They were about a mile and a half from the gates when the sentries rode out of cover and confronted them. Sullyan immediately halted in the middle of the road, waiting for the twenty-strong patrol to approach. Marik and Robin flanked her. She studied the Hierarch’s men with professional interest. The purple and gold of his livery was evident on their combat leathers, and their leader bore a Lieutenant’s rank insignia, the equivalent of an Albian Captain. A medium height man in his middle thirties, he halted his men a few paces from Sullyan and rode forward alone. He sat his dark bay stallion easily and his hand never left the hilt of his sword, despite the ready crossbows behind him.
He ignored Robin, swept Marik a contemptuous glance, and then turned his attention to Sullyan. He regarded her for a few moments, his pale brown eyes taking in her gold insignia, her battle honors, and King’s Envoy shooting star. When he addressed her, his tone was barely respectful, the attitude of a confident man unused to dealing with armed women.
“Major.” He gave her a slight nod, the only sign of respect she would get.
“Lieutenant.” She accorded him the same bare courtesy, giving her voice an identical inflexion.

 

His eyes narrowed as he reassessed her, taking in her relaxed but alert attitude and the casual way she sat the huge black stallion with its light saddle and bitless bridle. His own mount bore the usual heavy cavalry saddle that could keep a dying man upright, and foam was dripping from the iron bit in its mouth.
 
 

 

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ideal place for a new Langon colony. The fuzzy natives won’t be a problem or so he thinks…

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
End
of Innocence
by
Romana Drew
Genre:
SciFi
 
Lenea’s
brother spends every clear night pointing a telescope at the same
stars. When she confronts him, he lets her look through the
telescope. A small sliver speck changes course, slows, and merges
with a larger silvery spot. 

 

 

 

In that brief moment, her
life changes. Her brother spies on space aliens! Soon she learns the
aliens have a settlement in the Kenned Valley, and that her boyfriend
monitors their communications.

 

Then
he disappears. 

 

 

 

What do they want, and can her world survive?

 

Just
before he has to give up and go home broke, Captain Seddry finds the
perfect world. It is rich in ore, has a breathable atmosphere, and it
even has a reasonable climate — an ideal place for a new Langon
colony. The fuzzy natives won’t be a problem. They don’t have any
large weapons or even airplanes, making them too primitive to ever
find the mining colony hidden away in an isolated valley. Or so he
thinks.

 

 

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live in California with my husband, and raise baby squirrels for a
wildlife care center. I could go into detail about my background and
education, but that is rather boring. Let me say that I am quiet,
love the outdoors, and never have enough time to do all the things I
want to do.
 
 
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“Alice!… You can’t slap a Prince!”

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Justine’s
Judgement
The
Witches of Andar Book 2
by
Ashlie Harris
Genre:
Fantasy
 
Justine’s
Judgement is the second installment in a brand new Fantasy series by
Ashlie Harris. The first book, which bears the same name as the
series itself, is entitled The Witches of Andar and was released
January 1st, 2018. 

 

 

In
this sequel to TWoA, Justine and her friends, Alice and Malinda, are
once again fighting back against the evil Duke Ebrius. Evading and
outwitting him at every turn, the witches team up with some very
colorful characters along the way. There’s Jaicor, Malinda’s
cousin and helpful aid to the witches in the early part of their
journey. Jaicor’s wife, Marcine, is a delight, as well. Their witty
banter is a heart-warming sight to the three travel-weary
women.

 

 

Later,
the group encounters, Jaicor’s markethand, Olendian, and continues
on to meet Malinda’s other cousin, Jaicor’s sister, Lady Luleth.
Lady Luleth’s husband, Lord Kelton and Jehren, a member of their
staff decide to help Malinda, Alice, and Justine when they come to
Crippen Manor looking for allies. While devising a plan to defeat the
Duke, Justine befriends a guest staying at the Manor. She is Eleyna,
a mysterious and beautiful woman who quickly becomes a close
confidant and ally. Though Justine and Eleyna form a fast bond,
Eleyna’s motives may not be as pure as she portends. Uncovering
secret pasts and unrecognized ancestries, not a soul will be left
unchanged by the events about to take place. In the end, the witches
and their friends will work together to bring down the greatest evil
to ever threaten the land of Andar!

 

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The
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A
trio of An-Kishar witches has unwittingly become involved in a royal
coup. After saving the murdered king’s son, the foursome takes
shelter with a traveling theater troupe, hoping to stay in hiding
until the Prince is able to reclaim his throne.

 

 

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alongside Malinda, Alice, and Justine to rid the kingdom of the dark
magic that threatens to run rampant. Venture into the Hanging Ferns
Forest, travel with the Thespian Connection, and help unravel the
mysteries that lie within the realm of Andar!

 

 

“Alice!…
You can’t slap a Prince!” -Justine; The Witches of Andar- Book 1

 

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Ashlie
Harris is 30 years old and a Stay-at-Home mother of four homeschooled
children. She and her husband live in the heart of the Midwest, USA,
in a place Ashlie likes to call, “The Land of Corn and Beans”.
She has lived there all her life but may plan to move North in the
near future. A unique childhood and a passion for the written word
have served as motivation and inspiration throughout the years.
Always the writer, Ashlie can often be found asking inappropriate
questions, staring at seemingly nothing for hours on end, and
generally being completely socially awkward. Her biggest wish is for
people to look past their differences and start treating each other
as the one, single race we are- HUMAN.

 

 

In
addition to The Witches of Andar series (Book 1-Released Jan. 1st,
2018.), Ashlie is also the author of two anthologies- Extra Life &
Circles of the Soul- and one flash-fiction horror story, Midnight
Monster.

 

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From eerie woods to underground caves to haunted ruins, they encounter terrifying monsters, creatures of the night, and demonic sorcery

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Ruins
on Stone Hill
Heroes
of Ravenford Book 1
by
F. P. Spirit
Genre:
YA Epic Fantasy
 
It
has been one hundred and fifty years since the end of the Thrall
Wars, when the four dread Thrall Masters rained destruction down on
the land of Thac. The world has been relatively quiet since, but dark
things have started to rise around the little town of
Ravenford. 

 

 

 

The
town’s only hope lay in four newcomers: a fearless young warrior with
blades of fire, an elven wizard as deadly to his friends as his
enemies, a cynical halfling who might be an assassin, and a quiet
gnome whose very touch can heal. Together they set out to face the
creatures of darkness. Yet they soon find they are facing more than
just a few rogue monsters, for a greater force lurks behind them
all.

 

 

From
eerie woods to underground caves to haunted ruins, they encounter
terrifying monsters, creatures of the night, and demonic sorcery. Can
the young heroes stand against the forces of darkness, or will they
too fall prey to the evil that threatens to destroy Ravenford?

 

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Spirit has always loved fantasy. From the moment he received his very
first copy of Lord of the Rings back in high school, he was hooked.
Today, somewhere between work and family, F. P. manages to write
sword and sorcery fantasy fiction. 

 

 

 

His
novels, Ruins on Stone Hill, Serpent Cult, Dark Monolith, and Princess
of Lanfor are the first four books in the series Heroes of Ravenford.
The series chronicles the adventures of a band of young heroes in the
dangerous world of Thac. F.P. is currently working on the fifth book
in the Heroes of Ravenford series, The Baron’s Heart, to be released
in 2018.

 

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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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The realm feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and protects the hunted… so long as their hearts are pure

Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Tales
From the Forest
by
Johanna Sarah Aldridge
Genre:
YA Mystery
 
The
Forest Realm is a magical world within our own. You cannot see it,
nor can you hear it, and only very few might be able to feel it. The
realm feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and protects the
hunted… so long as their hearts are pure.

 

 

Recently
orphaned, two heartbroken brothers are at risk of separation by the
government…

 

 

A
black Labrador leads a colony of rabbits away from danger…

 

 

A
destitute family of rats seek a new life away from the pollution of
the big city…

 

 

All
have been rescued by the realm of magic, and their lives are truly
about to change.

 

 

Come
and join us in The Forest where magic thrives, adventures are rife,
and friendships last forever.

 

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was born in Colchester, Essex, in 1974 and since an early age has
always been accused of having a wild imagination. This didnt stop her
from studying for an honours degree in Cell and Molecular Biology,
training as a science teacher, then go on to train as a Biomedical
Scientist. She eventually took a post in Clinical Chemistry at Jersey
General Hospital in the Channel Islands.

 

 

 

Whilst holding down a
full time job, and working 28 hour emergency on call shifts, she has
managed to find the time to share that wild imagination with the
world by writing online fan fiction stories about the CW series
Supernatural.
She enjoyed it so much that, with a lot of
encouragement from her husband, she decided to write her own stories.
Not an easy task for somone dogged by anxiety and depression, and
since her diagnosis in 2013 she has also been battling with
Ulcerative Colitis.
In spite of her struggles, Tales from the
Forest, a series of short stories set in a magical realm, began to
take physical form on her laptop screen, and her black labrador
Nelson is a valiant hero in some of the stories. As an avid animal
lover, she has vowed that all proceeds from the sale of this book
series will help to set up a forever home sanctuary for stray,
elderly and abandoned dogs.
Although still working full time
at the hospital, she has turned her thoughts to the future, and now
holds a Diploma in Dog Training from the Centre of Excellence, and is
currently studying towards a Diploma in Canine Communication in order
to prepare for a life of working with rescue dogs.

 

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With so much resting on his fragile faith, Harius fears he will ultimately fail

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

 

Stephen R. Watts was born and raised at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah, where he developed a love for stories at a very young age. Having spent his adolescence creating alternate worlds where he could escape the hardships of mental illness, Stephen wanted nothing more than to grow up and write his own epic tales capable of entertaining readers in ways that reminds them of their untold worth. Stephen’s debut novel was a fourteen-year labor of love, and when he isn’t studying story craft he can be found traveling the world or spending quality time with his family in Salt Lake City.

 

 

When sixteen-year-old Harius is chosen to guard a mystic key and sword, he’s sure there’s been some mistake. Protecting the divine relics requires the celestial flame, a power that only mystic warriors can wield. And while Harius is training to become such a warrior, he’s lacked the faith needed to access the flame ever since his mother’s tragic death.
Despite his doubts, Harius accepts the calling at a time when evil forces threaten to destabilize his world. As the son of his nation’s most controversial leader, Harius soon becomes a delegate to a foreign land filled with technological marvels capable of saving his ancient race of winged men. Acquiring the necessary tech won’t be easy, though, as the king of this land won’t share it unless Harius uses the celestial flame to rescue the royal family from a foe out to conquer the realm.
With so much resting on his fragile faith, Harius fears he will ultimately fail. Yet, amid all the danger he will learn that the relics he guards hold the secret to not only restoring his faith, but to revealing his untold destiny.

 

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Harius thought back on the countless hours of study and physical conditioning he had endured since he had been inducted into the Zehnarch Order, and the realization that all that effort may very well have been in vain began to make him feel as small and fragile as he had felt on the day the war had taken everything from him.
 

 

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The degree of it went past loathing and abhorrence. She held him in complete execration

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

 

Adam Gowans is the youngest of five Air Force brats, out of which his siblings have voted him the weirdest. He loves anything that deals with stories, including movies, novels, television dramas, music, video games, manga/manhwa, and webtoons.
In his mid-twenties, he lived and taught English in South Korea for four years before returning to the States to live, like many LDS authors, in Utah.
His first novel is On Angelic Wings, which has a planned sequel, but the sequel will be released after two other novels that are calling for his attention.

 

Ever since magic caused his mother’s death, Ha-Neul, crown prince of Balhae, hates witches and the magic they wield. He has instituted harsh laws against all magic users.
 

 

Lisa is a young witch working undercover as a servant in his palace, hoping to gain freedom for her people. The last thing the two expect is to fall in love. But when Ha-Neul learns that Lisa is not only a witch, but the daughter of the Prince of Vires, land of witches, he banishes her. Distracted by heartbreak, he is caught off-guard by a military coup.
In hiding and on the run, Ha-Neul swallows his pride and travels with his siblings to Vires, planning to beg Lisa’s aid, only to learn that she has mysteriously vanished.
Now his only hope in reclaiming his kingdom and reuniting with Lisa lies in the remote Northern Mountains, a country no one has ever penetrated and rumored home of a powerful magic source. There, Ha-Neul learns that a being powerful beyond comprehension has been carefully guiding his destiny. But if Ha-Neul can’t let go of his hatred of all things magic, and accept the new path offered to him, it will mean the destruction of his entire world.

 

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He suppressed a shudder when her demeanor worsened. “I wasn’t entirely sure for the past couple of weeks, but now I’m convinced. You hate me,” he searched her face, looking deep into her eyes.
Lisa laughed, but it held no warmth, no amusement. “Yes, it is difficult for me to conceal it when you are in front of me.”
“Why?” His voice was a little soft, and his chest felt cold.
“Because you’re a monster.” Lisa spoke in Haeche.
He never believed he could see her countenance sour as much as it did at that moment. She no longer hid the extent of her hate for him, and it terrified him. The degree of it went past loathing and abhorrence. She held him in complete execration.
 

 

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