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This weeks featured Author is Kyra Halland

 

 

Twelve noblebright fantasy novels of beauty and wonder! Noblebright fantasy characters have the courage to risk kindness, honesty, integrity, and love; to fight against their own flaws and the darkness of the world around them; and to find hope in a grim world. This boxed set includes novels by C. J. Brightley - The King's Sword: A disillusioned soldier. A spoiled, untried prince. And a coup that threatens the country they both love. Lindsay Buroker - The Emperor’s Edge — A law enforcer being hunted for a crime she didn’t commit must work with a cold-hearted assassin to save the only person who can clear her name. Sabrina Chase - The Last Mage Guardian: Most thought the Mage Guardians simply a myth, but their old enemy knows better--and of their number only one remains to thwart his plan of magical domination and revenge. Francesca Forrest - Pen Pal: It starts with a message in a bottle and ends with revolution. Kyra Halland - Beneath the Canyons: A bounty-hunting wizard and a rancher's daughter with untrained powers must stop a renegade wizard who is tampering with dangerous magic. Angela Holder - Into the Storm: A massive hurricane will destroy Elathir unless Larine and her fellow wizards sacrifice everything to stop it. Ronald Long - On the Shores of Irradan: Ealrin Belouve and his friends travel to a new land and face new dangers in search of a tree that may restore magic to one of their own. Mike Reeves McMillan - Hope and the Patient Man: A talented young mage must overcome a curse to be with the wounded hero who loves her. T. A. Miles - Six Celestial Swords: The dragon Chaos threatens the magical world of Dryth. Xu Liang sets out on a quest to unite the only six magical blades that can save it. Christina Ochs - Rise of the Storm: When a renegade priest prophesies an imminent apocalypse, a conflict is sparked which will tip a continent into war. Sherwood Smith - Lhind the Thief: Lhind enjoys life on the run, taking what she wants, until her secrets are uncovered one by one. Emily Martha Sorensen - The Keeper and the Rulership: In a world where mathematics and magic are forbidden, Raneh's growing magic and can't figure out how to stop. Most books in this set are appropriate for ages 13+, but Hope and the Patient Man is appropriate for ages 16+. 

 

 

 

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 Beginning with the Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander and the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Leguin, Kyra Halland has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. In 1990, as a new stay-at-home mom with a young baby, she finally decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; heroines who are strong, smart, and all woman; magic, romance, and adventure; and excursions into the dark corners of life and human nature mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She is excited to share those worlds with readers, who she hopes will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.

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This weeks featured Author is ~ C.L. Hunter

 

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While on a trip to beautiful and mysterious Ireland, the characters from C. L. Hunter’s romance novel,Your Soul was Made for Mine, appeared to her in dreams. They did not leave her even after she returned home from the enchanted island. Once she started writing their words, Hunter couldn’t stop until the entwined relationships and mysteries of Nolan and Emmalyn were completely revealed. The author now shares their erotic tale with you. C. L. Hunter lives in Florida with her husband, autistic son, and their Irish water spaniel named Brody. She also has two grown daughters and two amazing granddaughters. She is currently working on her second novel, My Soul Belongs to You.

 

 

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 Looking for a new shade of grey? In her romantic, erotic fantasy, "Your Soul Was Made for Mine," author C. L. Hunter magnificently weaves a tale of loss, pain, romance, and electrifying thrills that will keep you captivated until the very end. When their lives converge in Ireland, Nolan and Emmalyn will never be the same as dangers appear from Nolan's past and the lovers unravel astonishing secrets together. With their union guided by an angel, each new discovery takes them to places, events, and ecstasies they could have never imagined possible.

 

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This weeks featured Author is ~ Jessica Page

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HARPER ANDREWS, is a mind reader who has no idea how or why she is the way she is. After being saved by Agent Reid Doyle from a vampire attack she is introduced to a secret world guarded and protected by the Supernatural Enforcement and Control Agency (SECA). A world where vampires, werewolves and mages are normal and humans are at the bottom of the food chain. Things are not perfect but she finds herself thriving and feeling at home for the first time in her life.

AGENT REID DOYLE, is a vampire who likes his solitude so the last thing he wanted when he saved Harper was to have to spend more time with her. The fact that he's attracted to her is inconvenient and he resents having to be responsible for someone else. Losing another loved one is out of the question and he intends to avoid it at all cost.

Both Harper and Reid can't seem to turn off their attraction for one another and love, sex and blood has a way of complicating things quickly in their world. They need to stay focused and find out who's responsible for the vampire caused human murders with additional internal and external threats working against them. Choices will be made to protect the things and people they love, choices that will change everything, including each other.

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I'm an avid reader (and dreamer) who hails from northern Ontario Canada with my fur babies and husband and I hope to give you an escape for a little while with my stories (that's really all I can ask for).Adult Fiction

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This weeks featured Author is A.S. Johnson

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I'm, A.S. Johnson, disabled veteran turned romance novel writer. Published my first romance novel “Orion” December 2010 with a small press publisher and it's been non-stop fun ever since! I write a little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy. ;)

I love to read, write romance novels and poetry, cook, history, sightseeing, funny movies, travel, and spend time with family. Moved to Cancun, Mexcio in June 2015 and looking forward to a new chapter in my life with my husband.

I write Fiction: Genre: Romance & SciFi
For who? Teen/YA to Adult
Everything from Paranormal/Alien/Demon to Altered-History/Western-Historical/Native-American-Historical to Contemporary/Futuristic/Sci-Fi, Sweet-heart Romance to naughty Erotica and everything in between... all with female self-empowerment to boot.
I'm living the dream by turning all my wild dreams into novels!
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Neria Perkins was a typical teen from southern California. All she ever wanted was to be normal, blend in, and get by. Only problem she was plagued with nightmare dreams and an overbearing religious nut for a Mother. Little did she know she was anything but normal or typical and her life was destin for a higher calling. Her future as the first demon huntress is put into motion as disaster strikes and her strength to survive tested beyond anything she’d ever known before.

Kellar O’Sullivan knew from the moment he saw Neria, she was the girl from his vision, the one. As a prophet and future demon hunter, he had always known she wasn’t like the others, she was special. His mission was to not only protect, but prepare her for what is to come, all the while praying she doesn’t rip his heart out in the process. Find out if their love is strong enough to endure, overcome, and survive.

 

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This weeks featured Author is ~ Kat Ross

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I've always loved to read more than anything in the world, especially so-called genre stories—mysteries, fantasy, sci-fi, thrillers, horror. I like books that take you by the hand and lead you out of the mundane. That ease back the curtain and show you the wondrous and dark and unexpected lurking just around the next corner. I worked in journalism for a long time before I returned to writing fiction. Guess which is more fun?

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They are the light against the darkness.

The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.

And they use demons to hunt demons….

Nazafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King's elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she's willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he's possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other's emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius's past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery—and her own loyalty to the empire. But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…

 

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This weeks featured Author is ~ Claire Luana

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Claire Luana grew up in Edmonds, Washington, reading everything she could get her hands on and writing every chance she could get. Eventually, adulthood won out and she turned her writing talents to more scholarly pursuits, graduating from University of Washington School of Law and going to work as a commercial litigation attorney at a mid-sized law firm.

While continuing to practice law, Claire decided to return to her roots and try her hand once again at creative writing. Her first novel, Moonburner, will be published in 2016 with Soul Fire Press, an imprint of Christopher Matthews Publishing. She is currently working on the sequel, Sunburner. In her (little) remaining spare time, she loves to hike, travel, run, play with her two dogs, and of course, fall into a good book.

 

 

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When 17-year old Kai is exposed as a female sorceress—a moonburner, she knows the punishment is death. Despite the odds against her, Kai escapes her fate and undertakes a harrowing journey to a land where moonburners are revered and trained as warriors.

But the moonburner citadel is not the place of refuge and learning that Kai imagined. The ongoing war against the male sorcerers, or sunburners, has led the citadel leadership down a dark path that could spell the end of all magic. Armed with a secret from her past and a handsome but dangerous ally in the sunburner prince, Kai may be the only one able to prevent the destruction of her people.

 

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This weeks featured Author is ~ A.J. Norfiled

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A.J. Norfield lives with his loving family on land but below sea level. He tries not to worry too much about climate change and the melting of the polar ice caps. His wife and two rascals of children keep him engaged and grounded in life while he pursues goals of publishing a story that has been stuck in his head for years.

As a longtime forest and mountain enthusiast, he often wonders about his flat surroundings and how to escape them. In his free time, if available at all, he enjoys a wide variety of gaming, reading/writing, drawing and socializing. His interest in (dragon-fantasy) novels has followed him throughout his life ever since he was young enough to read. It was this interest—with a number of broken nights thanks to his daughter’s sleeping schedule—that eventually lead to his current undertaking to write his own dragon-fantasy series ‘The Stone War Chronicles’ and put it out into the world.

Inspired by established names like Anne McCaffrey, Terry Goodkind and Naomi Novik—to name only a few of many—he is ready to show the world what he has to offer.

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Far away from home, under the command of his brother, Raylan and his squad must retrieve an ancient relic stolen from their kingdom’s trading partner—the Tiankong Empire.

Traveling deep into unknown enemy territory to complete their mission, Raylan learns that the ancient relic holds unexpected life; a creature buried in legends, one not seen in their world for more than two hundred years.

With their enemies closing in, Raylan and his friends search, desperately, for a safe way home. Danger lurks around every corner: Warriors larger than any man, predators stalking them through the night and soldiers determined to hunt them down. Leaving them all little choice, except to keep moving as they strategically plot—and skillfully fight—their way back to those awaiting their return.

 
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This weeks featured Author is ~ Rachel A. Brune

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Rachel A. Brune graduated from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts in May 2000, and was immediately plunged into the low-stakes world of entry-level executive assistant-ship. Her unexpected journey out of that world and into the military is chronicled in her self-published book Echoes and Premonitions.

Rachel served five years as a combat journalist, including two tours in Iraq, and a brief stint as a columnist for her hometown newspaper. After her second tour, she attended graduate school at the University at Albany in NY, where she earned her MA in Political Communication, and her commission as a second lieutenant in the military police corps.

Although her day job has taken in her in many strange, often twisted directions, Rachel continues to write and publish short fiction. She released her first novel, Soft Target, in early 2013. In addition to writing for the online military interest zine "Task & Purpose," she blogs her thoughts about reading and the writing life at The Infamous Scribbler. You can also follow her on Twitter, where she goes by the handle @rachelabrune.

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It is amazing how quickly a phone call can interrupt your life, even when you're a werewolf. Rick Keller hangs up from the unwanted call, but the shadowy organization he once belonged to doesn't take such an answer lightly. Waking up collared and caged by MONIKER is a quick way to learn retirement isn't always permanent. Death will be if he doesn't accept their assignment.

Keller and his new team follow a group of human traffickers on a thin trail across the globe. Their only hope is in a man who hasn't had much practice being a werewolf in a really long time, a sadistic agent who loves making dog jokes, and a beautiful operative who is better with guns than relationships.
If being forced back into service wasn't bad enough, he quickly discovers they have many new experiments to try out on their pet wolf. Even worse, MONIKER now isn't the only one who knows his secret.

Hopefully an old dog can learn some new tricks, especially if he wants to stay alive.

 

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A clockwork raven. Two sets of irresistible teeth. A house brought to life by nanobots. A heart that won't stop beating. All this and much more in the Writerpunk Press version of the beloved suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe. We've pulled out all the stops this time around to bring you the very best punked versions of classic Poe tales, complete with shiny gears and tiny bots! In addition to the more familiar Cyberpunk and Steampunk, we've added Bio, Deco, and Dieselpunk genres to the mix. The resulting volume is a dynamic take on horror of which the Master of Macabre himself would be proud. Profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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  1. How did you get started in writing?

I’ve been writing for a long time, but once my daughter was born (2014), I decided to leave full-time employment and become a WAHM—that’s “Write At Home Mom.” I soon learned that my pre-delivery plans were thrown into chaos by LJ’s arrival, but now that she’s a little older, I’m able to carve out a routine and stick to it.

I started submitting short stories a few years ago, and eventually built up to a resume of pieces that had been accepted into a variety of markets—paying, charity, token paying magazines and anthologies. I finished a novel, Cold Run, which was published by Untold Press, and am currently working on a novel, a short story collection of steampunk detective pieces, and a number of other short stories. The latest of the steampunk detective series will be appearing in Merely This and Nothing More: Poe Goes Punk, which will be released May 31 from Writerpunk Press.

 

  1. Who is your favorite character?

This is such a tough question! Of the characters I’ve written, I’m very partial to Detective Mignon Boudreaux. She’s a veteran, a tinker—smart, tough, and capable—who keeps going after the truth of the matter, even when it’s not politically convenient for her boss.

As for characters written by others, one of my absolute favorite is Puck, from Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. There is so much magic and almost a euphoric sadness that permeates the “dream.” I’ve always wanted to see a steampunk version of the play, as I think the two aesthetics would meld very well.

 

  1. Who is your favorite author?
    This is another tough question. I think my favorite authors change depending on what I’m into at the moment. Lately, I’ve been re-reading the Harry Potter series, and realizing how much I love J.K. Rowling for making me care about all of her characters—even the inherently unlikeable ones. That takes true talent.
  2. When do you usually write?
    If I don’t write in the morning, it becomes very difficult for me to sit down at my desk and work. Luckily, I have access to day care for a few hours a day, which allows me to get a good workout in, and then shower, change, and head to Starbucks to get my writing done for the day. If I hit 1K in an hour or two, I reward myself with something sweet!

 

  1. Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?.

I’ve tried, and sometimes it works, but in the past few months, I can’t do it. For some reason, I’ve started to find it very distracting. I love music, but not when I’m writing.

 

  1. What books have most influenced your life?

Sitting here on my couch, looking over at my bookshelf, I see some HP Lovecraft (scared me silly as a kid,) Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (my dad shared his love with us and it rubbed off), Redwall by Brian Jacques (one of my absolute favorites since I read it as a teenager), and a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories. I think what they have in common is that they are all great fiction, with characters that have stayed with me long after I closed the covers … until I went back and opened them again.

 

  1. What are you passionate about these days?

I’m currently training for a sprint triathlon in June, which will be my first time attempting this sort of endurance event. I’m very nervous about it, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try, so wish me luck! I’m also currently finishing a novel, Steel-Toed Blues, about a blues guitarist and Army veteran who starts to stumble over the border between this world and the Faerie realm. Additionally, I’m also working up a class on how to write better fight scenes; my first workshop is this Saturday! Last, I’ve had a chance to read the ARC of the Poe Goes Punk anthology, and I’m very excited for its release—I think that this is one of my favorite projects that I’ve been able to be a part of.

 

Thanks for having me!
 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Author of the Week is ~ A.L. Butcher

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A.L. Butcher is the British author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles fantasy series, and several short stories in the fantasy and fantasy romance genres.  She is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet and a dreamer. When she is grounded in the real world she likes science, natural history, history and monkeys. Her work has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as evocative.

 

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The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles series – an adult fantasy/fantasy romance series, with a touch of erotica.

The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book I

In a dark world where magic is illegal and elves are enslaved a young elven sorceress runs for her life from the house of her evil Keeper. Pursued by his men and the corrupt Order of Witch-Hunters she must find sanctuary. As the slavers roll across the lands stealing elves from what remains of their ancestral home the Witch-Hunters turn a blind eye to the tragedy and a story of power, love and a terrible revenge unfolds.

Available as an e-book in all the Amazon stores, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and the Smashwords associate stores.

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Also available as a paperback on Createspace and Amazon.

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The Shining Citadel – The Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles –Book II

Who rules in this game of intrigue where magic is forbidden and elves enslaved? Journey where beliefs shatter like glass, truth is unwelcome and monsters from ancient times abound: share the romance and revenge, magic and passion, and the wages of greed in a world of darkest fantasy. (Please note the 18+ rating.)

Available as an e-book in all the Amazon Stores, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, and the Smashwords associate stores, and in print on Amazon.

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The Stolen Tower – the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles – Book III

What stalks the land cannot be, but is.

Where magic is outlawed a troll Shaman calls from her deathbed to her heiress, Mirandra Var, daughter of the storm. Mirandra vows to find her missing kin, sort friend from foe, and claim the dangerous secrets guarded by unthinkable creatures. If she succeeds, she will become the leader of her tribe. If she fails there will be no tribe to lead.

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Tales of Erana series

Tales of Erana: Myths and Legends

In a world where magic is illegal and elves enslaved dare you hear the tales of old?

Five tales of myth, magic and monsters from the world of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles.

The Blue Phial – An apprentice herbalist receives a special gift from her mistress and learns the real wisdom of life.

The Tale of Treyna the Beloved – the sun and moon over the love of a mortal with disastrous results.

The Legend of Oeliana – jealousy exacts a terrible revenge in this tale of love and loss

Storm Born – a lonely mage does not appreciate what he has until it’s gone.

The Moon on the Water – A tale of greed, war and powerful magic from a time long past.

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Audio Book – Narrated by Mike Legate

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Tales of Erana: The Warrior’s Curse.

He who bargains with monsters beware! A hero forges an unholy bargain with a witch and learns magic never forgets.

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Audio book – Narrated by Rob Goll

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Tales of Erana – Volume One.

Containing all the Tales of Erana short stories to date, collected in one place.

Paperback only. http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Erana-I-Alexandra-Butcher/dp/1508403538
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The Fire-Side Side Tales Collection

The Kitchen Imps and Other Dark Talessix short tales of mayhem and mischief.

Naughty imps, missing socks, cunning thieves and baffled gods feature in this collection of short fantasy fiction.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DPJ5TQC

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kitchen-Other-Tales-Fire-Side-Collection-ebook/dp/B01DPJ5TQC/

 

Outside the Walls

Co-authored with Diana L. Wicker

(Expanded edition)

When the tide of war flows who will be caught in its wake? A short fantasy tale of a woman’s determination in time of war.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014G6X9FG

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014G6X9FG

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outside-Walls-Diana-L-Wicker/dp/1517716381/

http://www.amazon.com/Outside-Walls-Diana-L-Wicker/dp/1517716381/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/589416

Audio – Narrated by Melanie Fraser

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outside-the-Walls/dp/B0189QHB12/

http://www.amazon.com/Outside-the-Walls/dp/B0189Q944E/

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Fiction/Outside-the-Walls-Audiobook/B0189QCHI4/

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Outside-the-Walls-Audiobook/B0189Q95XO

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Of Blood and Scales - in Heroika: Dragon Eaters

The fate of the Kingdom of Ilmar rests on a dying child. Only the truly courageous dare to face the ultimate foe and save the realm.

http://www.amazon.com/HEROIKA-DRAGON-S-E-Lindberg-ebook/dp/B00VFVCQRS/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HEROIKA-DRAGON-S-E-Lindberg-ebook/dp/B00VFVCQRS/

Paperback UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/HEROIKA-1-Dragon-Eaters/dp/0986414034/

Paperback US http://www.amazon.com/HEROIKA-1-Dragon-Eaters/dp/0986414034/

Audio – narrated by Rob Goll

http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Dragon-Eaters-Audiobook/B0193S0YUA/

http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Dragon-Eaters-Audiobook/B0193RZ848/

http://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Eaters-Heroika-Volume-1/dp/B0193RZ4XI/

 

Anthology pieces in the following:

A Splendid Salmagundi, which won the Indie Book Bargains Award for Anthologies in 2012

http://www.amazon.com/A-Splendid-Salmagundi-ebook/dp/B009RBQSA4

 

Wyrd Worlds

 (free speculative fiction anthology)

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/355249

 

Wyrd Worlds II

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/478114

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23253332-wyrd-worlds-ii

http://www.wyrdstar.co.uk/books/wyrdworlds.html

 

No Sleeves and Short Dresses

(A summer anthology)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Sleeves-Short-Dresses-Anthology/dp/1492234494/

 

Just One Mistake in Nine Heroes (heroic fantasy anthology) (original version)

https://www.createspace.com/4646092

http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Heroes-Tales-heroic-Fantasy/dp/1495420388

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-Heroes-Tales-Heroic-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00IMPCYQ8

 

Outside the Walls   Co-authored with Diana L. Wicker in Bellator

(original version)

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00MCUHYUU

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MCUHYUU

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464038
CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4910260

 

With the Indie Collaboration

Kisses and Tales

http://viewbook.at/Kiss

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IDNIOOK

 

Summer Shorts

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/448685

http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Shorts-Indie-Collaboration-Presents-ebook/dp/B00L0OZV6S

 

Spectacular Tales

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470563

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spectacular-Tales-Collection-Collaboration-Presents/dp/1500983918

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spectacular-Tales-Collection-Collaboration-Presents-ebook/dp/B00N3SPH5O

 

Tales from Darker Places

http://www.amazon.com/Indie-Collaboration-Presents-Chilling-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00ODS3HQY

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Indie-Collaboration-Presents-Chilling-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00ODS3HQY

http://www.lulu.com/shop/the-indie-collaboration/the-indie-collaboration-presents-tales-from-darker-places-a-chilling-horror-anthology/ebook/product-21850137.html

 

excerpt

 

Excerpts Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles - Book I

Excerpt One

Shivering, Dii pulled her old wool cloak around her and looked at the sky, the stars now fading into the grey dawn. Mages could sense the weather, so Dii knew that more rain would follow this day; even now she could sense the pressure in the air. Hunger made her belly grumble, and as she looked at the thin tent, she knew it would not protect her from the late autumn weather much longer, or indeed the many other dangers which stalked the night. Dangers which were very real for one such as her; an elf, a woman and a mage, for as such, she was not free. Freedom in the land of Erana was rare. It could be bought and sold for some, although many did not have that luxury.

Pulling a very stale half loaf of bread from her cloak pocket, the elf toasted it and poured a little water from her water-skin into the metal pot to boil. Food was food after all. Luxury was another rare commodity. Tossing in a handful of dried leaves and herbs, she sweetened the tea with the few berries she had scavenged. The smell of the toast and herb tea revived the young elf’s spirits and suddenly the dawn did not seem so cold, or the future so uncertain. The small wooden box she carried contained a few herbs from her previous store, both for healing and refreshment, the land around providing much if a body knew where to look. Such plants could heal and fortify and often were of more value than coin, which one could not eat, nor would fight infection.

Dii was a skilled herbalist, surprising for one of her station, but she was clever and had an enquiring mind that searched until it found answers… She considered for a moment. The only good thing about her Keeper Joset's estate was Malana’s herb garden, which was by far the finest in the area and the most bountiful. Regretful for a moment, she thought about the woman she considered her mother, the only one she had ever known: a kind human woman, also a mage and a Kept, or slave, of Lord Joset Tremayne. Malana had taught her a little when she could, including the herb-lore, and loved her a good deal. Education was not the norm in Erana, especially for elves, but somehow it had suited her Keeper to allow her to learn, perhaps it increased her price. Sighing at that thought, Dii returned to her tasks.

Pulling the small purse from her cloak, she examined the meagre coins therein. Dii knew those few coins would not last long, and an elf with a bulging purse would certainly draw attention. She had spent the best part of the small amount she had been able to acquire on the tent and camping equipment, and that had drawn more notice than she had been comfortable with. Dii knew she had been overcharged, but also knew there was little she could do, she had handed over the coins and made her way swiftly from the stallholder’s sight.

Dii was well aware her Keeper was a nobleman, and thus rich and powerful. He was a man of influence, but she was also acutely aware of where a lot of that money had come from. So she had taken the few coins she had managed to hide unseen from her Keeper. Dii could have taken more; she knew she had more than earned it, but somehow felt wrong taking the gold of her Keeper, although after all he had forced her to do, she could not understand why she felt that way. Perhaps, she thought, it was simply self-preservation: half of her hoped he would not seek her, but were she a thief, he might be more inclined to do so. The young elf was many things, but a thief she was not. So Dii had left with a few meagre possessions and a small bag of coins. Everything else remained in her Keeper's house. More afraid of what lay within than without, she had risked her life to flee, both in physically doing so and to be out in these lands alone. So far she had been lucky not to have been spotted by anyone unfriendly to her kind, and she thanked the gods for that. Not knowing the trails and roads well, she had nothing to trust but her luck and her skills.

A Kept owned nothing by right, but Dii knew her favours paid well. Her lovers would sometimes give her coin or trinket if she had pleased them, or a grateful villager would pass on a few copper coins for the potions or herb-lore she distributed. Most of the common people had little healing knowledge beyond basic remedies passed generation to generation, and many communities did not have an apothecary. People often turned a blind eye to the local “wise folk,” although this was not always the case and many a mage had found themselves in the “hospitality of the Order of Witch-Hunters” due to a failure to heal someone, or from mere spite or fear. To be in possession of magic was illegal and, in many cases, meant imprisonment or even death.

 

 

Excerpt Two

The staff hovered nearby; Archos muttered something as it floated to his command. He tossed it across his back, where it was easy to reach and he could release it with a word. Gently, he wrapped Dii in the blanket and lifted her in his arms. For a moment, his vision swam again and he breathed heavily, gasping in air to try and clear his head. Glancing down, he smiled at the soft form and felt her Power, weak as she was, flutter around him. Never had he felt such an attraction and longing for any creature; nor quite such a resolute Power and strength in one so young and untrained.

“Do you wish me to take her?” Olek said with concern, noting Archos' pale countenance.

“No… No, I have her now,” Archos replied softly and motioned him towards the door. Olek saw the look on his face, which said nothing would part them now.

Olek stepped into the passage, relieved to be out of the cell. Moving quickly, he led them back towards the door. Archos followed with only a fraction of his attention on where they were going. He was tired and knew he needed his magic for a while longer. As he walked, he trailed the storm behind him and slowly unravelled. Out in the darkness, he let it go and suddenly the full fury of the storm was allowed to rage.

“Run,” he breathed. “Run now!” Although by now his muscles ached and were not too obliged to respond without protestation.

They ran as the clouds raged in the sky and released rain in huge drops that froze. Whipping water determined to soak everything it could find, it was a rain that obscured the vision and chilled the bone. Wind roared in from the south, battering the banners and slamming the casements of the upper windows, raining glass in shards. The storm twisted in a tempest in the courtyard, sucking up stones and wood and slamming them into walls, ground and people without prejudice. Angry clouds spat forked lightning, cleaving the sky like the vengeance of the gods and grounded within the walls of the fort and on the roof, splitting tiles and bringing fire even in the driving rain.

As they reached the coach, the horses skittered in fear and Olek pulled the door open and jumped up, almost dragging Archos and the girl inside. He hastily pulled one of the soft rugs onto the floor, then leapt out and up to the seat as the thunder rolled and lightning sliced the air just behind them. Archos would trust no one else to drive in such a situation, and besides Simon had business elsewhere. The horses began to run in fear and it took all Olek’s skill to bring them under control enough to steer. Looking behind him, he saw mayhem. The roof burned and he could hear the sounds of panicked men and terrified horses, even at this distance. Three mounted riders rode out of the fort towards them. As the carriage picked up speed, he steered it to the forest trail.

Archos heard the storm rage and the frail breathing of the girl beside him. He flipped up the window and grinned when he saw the chaos of the storm unleashed. He felt a little hollow for having held the storm for so long and he saw the horses panic as thunder rolled close. The hoof beats behind them grew closer and he knew Olek was struggling to control the carriage as it rocked and bucked around him. As they approached the forest path, he looked down at Dii and gently he touched her, feeling her Power even now and it gave him strength.

“I bloody well hope you have a plan, my lord, those riders are gaining on us, our horses are terrified and your storm seems bent on killing everything!” Olek screamed back to him.

Closing his eyes, Archos tried to calm himself and summon the Power he needed. “Just drive for the gap in the trees, off the road,” he yelled back.

Olek looked around in the darkness and the mayhem of the storm. “Gap? What gap? Oh gods, if it was any man but you I would think you mad. I hope you have Power enough left for this.”

“So do I, my friend,” muttered the Archmage.

As the trees rapidly approached, Archos drew his Power and slammed his staff into the floor. “Wood to my will, let us pass where there is no gateway. Wood to my will, hide us from sight!” he cried into the darkness and the rapidly approaching trees.

As the spell ended, a gap appeared as branches turned and trees bent aside. The carriage plunged into the dark wood as the greenery slammed back behind them.

 

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