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Death doesn’t discriminate by age or gender or social status. It’s one of the few things that doesn’t care. When it comes for you, it comesFriday, November 22nd, 2019
Seidr Cycle Book 1
Angela B. Chrysler
High Epic Fantasy
Seidr Cycle Book 2
rips across the land of Alfheim.
is a writer, logician, philosopher, and die-hard nerd who studies
theology, historical linguistics, music composition, and medieval
European history in New York with a dry sense of humor and an unusual
sense of sarcasm. She lives in a garden with her family and cats.
Chrysler founded Brain to Books and the virtual trade show, Brain to
Books Cyber Convention. A passionate gardener and incurable cat
lover, Ms. Chrysler spends her days drinking coffee and writing
beside a volume of Edgar Allan Poe who strongly influences her style
to this day. When Ms. Chrysler is not writing, she enables her
addictions to all things nerdy, and reads everything she can get her
hands on no matter the genre. Occasionally, she finds time to mother
her three children and debate with her life-long friend who she
eventually married. Her writing is often compared to Tad Williams.
Her influences are Edgar Allan Poe, The Phantom of the Opera, and
writing, cats, reading, knitting, gardening, Tai Chi, Yoga,
meditation, coffee, BBC, baking, cooking, dancing, singing, anime,
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â€œMaybe Iâ€™m a little more â€˜bah humbugâ€™ than â€˜ho, ho, hoâ€™ right now, but for the good of the merry, Iâ€™ll keep it to myself.â€Monday, December 10th, 2018
little more â€˜bah humbugâ€™ than â€˜ho, ho, hoâ€™ right now, but for the good of the
merry, Iâ€™ll keep it to myself.â€
Veritas Series Book 1
Dark Fantasy, Paranormal
being found, inexplicably, standing over a brutal scene involving a
pair of recent murder victims, Jade comes to in a hospital with
limited memories. Labeled as paranoid by the seedy medical team and
locked up, she seems more a victim than a deviant. Promptly drugged
and plunged into sleep, she is submerged into a chronic dreamland
that seems controlled by another, she soon gives in to a lavish life
with a Malum who seems all too eager to see to her every desire. She
awakes in yet another reality with no memories of her past, or even
herself. Something is making her forget… and just like that she
steps into her new life.
is deeply in love with Jade and is only agenda is to give her the
world… Or so he claims. Blindly followed by his people, the Luxans,
he works tirelessly to keep them safe from the Rebels, with Jade by
his side. Surely his motives are pure… yet, the more time Jade
spends with him, the further she seems to fall from herself.
the while, Jade is plagued by vivid dreams of another life… one she
struggles to understand while Malum works to make her forget. As Jade
struggles to hold onto her soul and discover her past, Malum seeks to
possess all that she is.
Vieira resides in Southern Maine with her husband, Alan, son, AJ, and
their St. Bernard, Roxy. As a child, she traveled around the state
with her parents, seeing the vast history the New England state had
to offer as well as touring the nation while showing her American
Quarter Horse. While traveling, she read many of the great authors of
the time including JRR Tolkien, Stephen King, CS Lewis and Ann Rice.
It is these writers combined with power of music, mainly hard rock
and folk, MJ draws her inspiration.Â
between writing, MJ enjoys reading, collecting music and attending
concerts. Lux is the first installment in the Veritas series which is
MJ’s first published work.
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When the Esarelians decide to teach their rebellious slaves a lesson they will never forget, Gillaâ€™s entire life is turned upside down. She must trust that God has a plan to protect her new-born son, and have the courage to follow it, choosing the strangest of allies in an effort to ensure his survival.
Courage is a science fiction retelling of the Biblical story of Mosesâ€™s birth. It has strong, quirky characters, strange alien worlds, and a gripping plot with a twist on the original.
The next book in this Series is available in September! Find out more about that book HERE!
Witch Book 1
dreams for thirty nights, tortured by the vision of a beautiful
woman. When Ariel Williams walks into his inn, he sees that she’s the
one he’s been obsessed with in his night time journeys. But Ariel is
fleeing an arranged marriage and keeps shyly to herself, until the
worst happens and by mistake she casts a spell on a guest. Brayden
works with Ariel to help her control her magic but discovers she’s a
High Witch – one of only three witches in the world with a rare kind
the two must flee; evil warlock Julius wants to enslave Ariel – mind,
heart and body. Julius and his lover the High Witch Nadia will stop
at nothing to capture Ariel, and the danger threatens to tear Ariel
apart from Brayden. Ariel’s only hope is that her love for Brayden
and her newly-discovered powers are strong enough to save them.
is a NOVELLA of approximately 25,000 words.
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Witch Book 2
surviving being hunted by Julius, Brayden and Ariel settle into their
married life. Ariel is determined to find the other High Witches to
make sure theyâ€™re alright. But thereâ€™s something going on with
her pregnancy, something unusual, and she needs to find out what.
the meantime, Hallie, an eighteen-year-old witch, is being pursued by
Nicholas, a strange young man who knows about her past. What does
Nicholas want with Hallie, and how are they both connected to Ariel?
And what about Sean, the man Hallie loves? Will they end up together,
or will Nicholasâ€™ plan hurt all of them? The two witches will need
to work hard to save those they love, and each other.
book is approximately 44,000 words, or 150 pages in print.
Witch Book 3
is getting used to being a new mother and is excited to see her best
friends Hallie and Sean again. She just wants to spend time with them
and relax and hear about their wedding. Unfortunately, relaxing is
the last thing any of them can do on this visit.
into a new place, the High Witches are delighted to find the
fourthâ€”but the circumstances couldnâ€™t be worse. A group of men
are determined to stop them from casting a spell that could change
the world, bringing immense joy but also great disaster. The risks of
the spell might be beyond their ability to handle.
great darkness is coming. It will take more than two High Witches to
stop it: it will take a coven.
Coven is the third and final book in the High Witch series.
Hanna is an author of fantasy/romance books. She enjoys writing about
love, magic, conflict, trials and the joy of overcoming them. Mona
enjoys reading, movies, chocolate, and adores cats. She hopes to
release many more fantasy books in the years to come.
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Readers normally want a fast paced book to get away from their mundane and pathetic life. They want to travel with your characters, not to be told what the character is doing. They want to be there with them or be them; to hurt with them, to smell the food and taste it with them, to see the morning sun go up and to feel the afternoon rain fall on their face.
What they usually donâ€™t want is to fall asleep reading. (If they want to fall asleep reading, they can grab a textbook.)
What is one of your responsibilities as an author?
To keep the story moving at a good pace or you will lose your readers…forever, a huge no, no in our business.
So what keeps a story moving?
Dialogues is one excellent way. Most anything you need to say can be said in a dialog.
For example: (more…)
Reading,Writing,Romance, Creativity and Imagination. These are the words that describe my work.Â
I was born in Nairobi Kenya and had a passion for books ever since I could remember. Romance and love have always been a strange phenomenon for me. I have always wanted to change the ending of a love story. I decided to start writing my own.Â
BROKEN HEARTS EXCERPT- WHEN IT HURTS TO BREATHE
Ever since Piper had her melt down when he held her, Drew had been terrified of being left alone with her. He didnâ€™t know what to do if he had another episode. And since Amanda handled the first one so well, he nodded in agreement and let her take the reins from his hands. Ever since his accident it seemed to him that his friends were having an easier and better experience when it came to handling some aspects of his life.
â€œMaya, why donâ€™t you go with Amanda,â€ Leo asked.
â€œOf course dear.â€
His motherâ€™s expression mirrored his won. Drew knew something was up and the only reason Leo basically asked his mother to leave them alone was because what he had to tell him would probably upset her.
â€œDo I want to know?â€ Drew asked once the women were out of earshot.
â€œNo, I donâ€™t even want to know. But-,â€ Leo cleared his throat and pulled down his v-neck t-shirt collar. â€œSomeone told the board that you are getting a divorce.â€
â€œThat same person happened to tell page six the same story.â€
Drew paced the width of his narrow driveway. â€œI canâ€™t believe this. If Piper even thinks that I am not here to support herâ€¦ she will be crushed. You have to kill the story.â€
â€œI am proud that Piper was the first person that came to mind, as your friend. But as your lawyer, I have to tell you that this rumor has the board thinking about taking away your inheritance.â€
â€œWho even started the rumor? No one but us and a few hospital staff know. You did make them sign a confidentiality agreement.â€
â€œDrew!â€ A panicked Amanda ran towards them.
â€œWhat is it?â€ Every muscle in Drewâ€™s body tensed as he waited for Amanda to tell him the latest thing that had gone terribly wrong in his life.
â€œPiper is missing. We canâ€™t find her.â€
â€œWhat do you mean missing,â€ Drew talked and jogged at the same time. â€œThis is a closed estate, the only way in and out is through the front gate. She must be here somewhere.â€
â€œWe have to find her, you heard what Lacey said.â€
Drewâ€™s jog turned into a run, his heart beating loudly in his ears and his lips moved as he said a prayer. He didnâ€™t know if it was Godâ€™s intervention or what. As everyone ran into the garden, Drew took a detour towards the pool house. Even though his heart stopped at the sight before him, his legs didnâ€™t. He saw Piperâ€™s hair float at the surface of the pool as the rest of her was submerged and still. Drew ran into the water, her wrapped his arms around her and forced her head out.
Drew pushed her hair out of her eyes, his hands cupping her face. â€œBaby, are you okay? What were you doing?â€ He held her tightly and felt her slender arms lock behind his head. Piper cried and coughed and Drew didnâ€™t think he had ever heard a more beautiful sound.