Sunday, November 30, 2014

99 Cents Box Set Book Blast - Doorway to Destiny by T.C. Southwell and Vanessa Finaughty




This collection of eleven fantasy and science fiction novels and two anthologies will transport you to strange and exciting worlds to share in the tragedies and triumphs of complex yet endearing heroes and heroines. Discover the gripping works of authors TC Southwell and Vanessa Finaughty and be swept away by magical adventures, epic battles and futuristic voyages to unknown universes.

Long Description:

With eight novels by TC Southwell and three novels and two anthologies by Vanessa Finaughty, this box set offers fantasy and sci-fi lovers escapism that will keep you up long past your bedtime. Dive into fantastic worlds and meet fascinating characters whose trials and tribulations will enchant and inspire. Discover how a vengeful assassin reshapes the fate of three kingdoms and share in a quest to discover the origins of mankind, then follow the tale of a young queen's fight to be free with the aid of a combat cyborg. Two short story anthologies spice up the fare with dragons, sorcerers and magic galore, and a child of another god strives to save his world from mankind's ravages. When a mortal dark god treads a tragic path as he rises to destroy the Overworld, a brave young girl risks her life to try to change his savage ways. Each hero and heroine takes a definitive step through a doorway to destiny as he or she seeks to right wrongs and save worlds.

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About TC Southwell

T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.

T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.

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About Vanessa Finaughty

Vanessa Finaughty is an author of many genres who now focuses on fantasy and science fiction. She’s published 15 books, of which 6 are fantasy. Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.

Vanessa has always been passionate about books, and knew from a young age that she wanted to write them one day. She loves animals, coffee and the smell of wet grass, and hates liars, sweltering weather and long queues. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, mythology, aliens and outer space, ancient history, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

10 Things Readers Want from Authors



Readers want to be taken away from the moment and engrossed in a story. Aching to know what will happen, they want to be pulled from one chapter to the next.

That's no small order. And even the most finely crafted novel won't work for everybody.

As an author, my thoughts are with my readers when I'm writing a novel. I have fans on my email list who will buy an ebook as soon as I publish it. I don't want to disappoint them.

Here are 10 things that I consider as I write and edit novels.

1. Readers don't want to be bored. This is a constant challenge, especially when creating a half million word multi-book series that requires a lot of literary infrastructure like world building and character development. The trick is to always have something happening while all this pipe is being laid.

2. Readers want to be surprised. I strive to inject unexpected twists and problems while moving a plot forward. Even when there's nothing shocking happening, things like a sparkling exchange of dialogue can delight the reader along the way to the next crisis.

3. Readers want to learn something. This could be anything like history or psychological insights about humanity. Within my fiction I often prod people to see greater truths about power and human behavior. What people want to believe about people and society is often not reality.

4. Readers want to feel for the characters. When they have to put the book down and go to work, they want to think about a character all day. They want to worry and anticipate getting back to the story. 

5. Readers want a strong and intriguing start that leads to a rousing finish. In my life as a reader, I've too often encountered books that start out well but go nowhere. Sometimes in a series a first book has to hint at big things to come. If it must end as a cliff hanger, it's important to have lots of action occur before it. This way the reader still gets an experience and hopefully becomes wrapped up in the challenges faced by the characters. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien is a good example of this. Nothing is resolved in the novel. The breaking of the fellowship offers the climax and leaves the reader craving more.

6. Readers want to know what's going on! People can only stay curious for explanations for so long. And for pity's sake answer at least some of the questions posed by the story. Sometimes things can be left shrouded in mystery, but I always aim to let my readers have clues about what's going on and what's coming. Suspense is not created by withholding information. Suspense comes from suspecting what will happen and wanting to find out. For example, I was not too far into reading Pet Sematary by Stephen King when I realized that the little boy would die and be raised from the dead. Dreading this horror, I read on and loved every bit of it.

7. Readers want someone they can relate to. This is somewhat controversial for me. Although I've created lots of relatable characters, I don't believe they are essential. Readers can be fascinated by someone who's not like them. I can't relate to Conan the Barbarian, but I can love his adventures. I have nothing in common with the reprehensible Michael Corleone, but he's unforgettable. I've often pondered his motivations and tried to understand him. A good novel expands a reader's perception of the world.    

8. Readers want to use their imaginations. Writing advice, especially fiction writing advice, often advocates for being sparing with detail so readers can fill in the scenes themselves. I prefer to say that details need to be chosen carefully. They build a framework that readers can decorate with their imagination. The better the frame, the more inviting it becomes to the reader. In my education as a journalist I was taught that details are the stock and trade of good journalism. Things should not be left to the imagination in news reporting. One needs to be clear. With fiction, however, this detail-centric form of writing can be adapted. Details are essential to crafting vivid images and emotions. But don't beat readers over their heads with them. The needs of every reader cannot be met in this regard. Some will relish every detail and immerse themselves in the experience. Other will deem the writing long winded.

9. Readers want a book to be memorable. I know a book was superior when I keep thinking about it after I'm done reading it. Some books stick with me for years, and that's the mark of a great read.

10. Readers want to love your book. Every time a reader chooses a book to read, he or she wants it to be amazing. They are ready and willing to enjoy the experience. And when authors deliver this thrill to readers, it's a beautiful thing. We can keep making it happen by always reading more books.




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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5 Star Fantasy on Google Play


Since adding the Rys Rising series to Google Play last month I was tickled to notice that a 5-star rating popped up for it.

If you enjoy fantasy fiction comparable in style to A Game of Thrones, you can get Rys Rising: Book I for free on Google Play worldwide.

Enjoy this excerpt from the fantasy book to get a feel for my style.



The Rys Rising series continues in Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.

Discover this great indie fantasy series on Google Play today



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Monday, November 24, 2014

Free Nook Books for Fantasy Lovers


People who read ebooks enjoy many opportunities to discover new offers. Many authors like myself offer free ebooks to attract readers. The low cost of digital production enables this free sample model. 

 

Right now all three of my series starters are free on Nook in the United States and the United Kingdom. 


Rys Rising: Book I


Rys Rising has been well received by Nook readers, earning a 4.5 star rating.

Here are some Nook review samples:

"Everything is here. Magic. World building. Multidimensional character. Pathos. Conflict."

"I enjoyed this book. I recommend that if you read fantasy, this book is a must."

The Rys Rising series offers readers fantasy action and a saga told through multiple points of view. You'll experience the conflict from both sides as I weave together the stories of many characters. You'll find someone to love, to hate, and to never forget in my stories.

About the novel:

A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk.

Read it for free on Nook or Nook UK.


Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale


Werelord Thal introduces my newest series Werewolves in the Renaissance. I have not had a chance to do much marketing for this series yet, so Werelord Thal does not have many reviews at Nook. But now that it's free more people will give it a look and discover a fast-paced novel rich in historical detail and werewolf action.

About the novel:

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Download it free on Nook and at Nook UK.


Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I


This is the first novel I wrote and it's been in the Nook store since Barnes & Noble entered the ebook market. At over 200 reviews it's gotten a lot of 5-star praise and 1-star hate. But since it's a free Nook book, it costs you nothing to decide for yourself.

It is a Medieval style epic fantasy with romantic elements. The relationship between the hero and heroine develops throughout the series as they face great challenges and eventually found their own society.

About the novel:

The epic begins as Dreibrand Veta and the conquering Horde of the Atrophane Empire reach a mythic Wilderness that beckons with a magical call to glory. But Onja, Queen of the rys, a race far more powerful than the greatest human state, guards this land. She has the power to imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for her desperate enemies, the union of renegades.

You can get Union of Renegades for free at Nook and Nook UK.



Beginnings Box Set: Three Fantasy Series Starters


If you're curious about all of my free Nook Books but don't like to push a lot of buttons, you can get all three in this free box set.

About the Box Set:

Enter Tracy Falbe’s fantasy worlds through three different doors. She brings the folklore of Renaissance Bohemia to life in Werelord Thal that can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Then Rys Rising and Union of Renegades begin two series set in the Rys World that she spent 15 years creating. At over half a million words, the Beginnings Box Set offers epic entertainment at a tremendous value.

Download the box set today at Nook and Nook UK.




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Monday, November 17, 2014

New Werewolf Book on Scribd - Journey of the Hunted



My new release Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2 is available to Scribd subscribers. This brings my portfolio of fantasy books on Scribd up to 10 titles. So if you enjoy Journey of the Hunted, I have many more adventures awaiting you on Scribd.

People who like reading series can appreciate what a Scribd subscription has to offer. When you get into an author, other titles by that author are right there within the catalog. Choosing your next book is not tied to making a purchase decision. With a subscription, you've set your budget for reading for the month and you consume books as you need them.

So enough about subscription ebook reading at Scribd. What is Journey of the Hunted about?

It continues the story begun in Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale. However, it's not necessary that you read Werelord Thal first unless you want to. I'm designing each title in this series as a story that can be enjoyed on its own. Of course you'll likely become curious about what happened before, but it won't prevent you from understanding what is going on in Journey of the Hunted.

About the Novel:



Facing uncertain destinies, Thal and Altea must escape Bohemia. The Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand himself has signed the warrant for Thal’s capture on charges of shape shifting and the killing of Jesuits.

A hefty reward attracts countless bounty hunters into the heart of this 16th century Christian empire. Thal emerges from hiding with his young wife Altea who is barely recovered from torture at the hands of witch hunters. With his werewolf powers, he battles the bounty hunters and begins a daring journey across the Holy Roman Empire.

But more than men stalk him. Servants of Tekax, sorcerer to the Turks, have been unleashed upon his trail.

The werewolf Rotfeng covets the enchanted fur that lets Thal change form at will, regardless of the phase of the moon.

Worse yet comes Janfelter, an undying fext created in the dark fortress of Tekax.

These heartless killers are tasked with stopping Thal from reaching his father Sarputeen, the arch nemesis of Tekax. Thal’s only refuge awaits him in what is left of the Kingdom of Hungary after a Turkish conquest. In the remote castle Vlkbohveza the ancient sorcerer Sarputeen lives untouched despite widespread persecution of magic users and pagans.   

Although Thal longs to be with his own kind, he worries about the reunion with his father. It was Sarputeen’s magic that made Thal a werelord, a master of wolves. But what shall the sorcerer require of his creation now that Tekax aims to settle an old score?


Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2 is available worldwide at numerous retailers. See details at my website



 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Smashwords Coupons for Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost




Are you among the approximately 1,300 people who downloaded Rys Rising: Book I for free in November? If so, you can save 25% when you continue the Rys Rising series. The next book Savage Storm is among one of my personal favorites. And that means something because I love all my novels.

To aid those interested in the Rys Rising series, I'm offering 25% off coupons at Smashwords for the rest of the novels. 

Smashwords sells ebooks worldwide in multiple formats including Kindle. To get the discount enter the appropriate coupon code for each ebook during checkout. The coupon codes will work through December 31, 2014.

Read on to see more about the novels and copy the Smashwords coupon codes.




Savage Storm: Rys Rising Book II

 
When Onja enthralls the savage Chatapaka people of the remote north and unleashes their brutal hordes upon vulnerable Nufalese settlements, the militia is overwhelmed. Cruce Chenomet and his comrades struggle to save the fleeing settlers. Cruce quickly loses hope but keeps his courage as he confronts the savage storm.

$4.99 $3.74 when you use coupon code HM67V



New Religion: Rys Rising Book III


Onja opens a two front campaign meant to expand her dominion over the western tribal kingdoms and bring misery and ruin to Nufal. She commands Amar to lead marauders into Nufal. Excited to be set loose upon new and foreign lands, he attacks without mercy and even dares to fight magical tabre. In the west, Onja’s holy war rages as she continues to crush old idols and remake society. 

$4.99 $3.74 when you use coupon code LY45S



Love Lost: Rys Rising Book IV


In this breathtaking conclusion to the series, unleashed monsters born of cruel spells test the mettle of the sturdiest warriors. Soul wrenching chaos consumes the faith of thousands. Torn between his need to protect his secret lover and son and his legitimate family, Cruce struggles through ever worsening battles until he finally wagers his life against the most favored warlord of Onja. 

$4.99 $3.74 when you use coupon code CB86H






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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Looking for Some of the Best Free Kindle Fantasy Books?

Have you tried joining those email blast services that send you book recommendations? 

I've done a few and gotten some great reads from them, but then the daily emails get tiresome. I don't read that fast and can only browse the occasional email because I get a lot of email because I manage two businesses. That means I'm not seeing the majority of the free and discounted ebook alerts.

You've probably had a similar experience. Since it's highly unlikely that you will actually see any of my ads through such services, I'm posting here the free fantasy books for Kindle I have available. 

First up is the free series starter Rys Rising: Book I. You'll get a 175,000 words of epic adventure in a fantasy world where humans live under the dominion of magical races. Rys Rising recently went all the way up to #3 in the sword and sorcery category at Amazon on November 4th. As the reviews prove, this is not one for fantasy fans to miss.

About this free Kindle book:

A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk.

Amazon just recently started price matching to free on this title that is a free ebook at other retailers.

It's free for Kindle in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Kindle US
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Kindle Canada

Another free series starter at Kindle is Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I. This is the first novel I published when I started publishing fiction in 2006. It has drawn thousands of people into the world of The Rys Chronicles. The novels of The Rys Chronicles remain my best sellers and many people have given them 5 stars at various retailers.

ALSO NOTE: Union of Renegades has been in the top 50 epic fantasy and fantasy romance at Kobo (a popular ebook retailer in Canada) for months.





About this free fantasy Kindle book:

The epic begins as Dreibrand Veta and the conquering Horde of the Atrophane Empire reach a mythic Wilderness that beckons with a magical call to glory. But Onja, Queen of the rys, a race far more powerful than the greatest human state, guards this land. She has the power to imprison souls and her genocidal rage is legendary. Everything is at risk for her desperate enemies, the union of renegades.

Free at:

Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle Canada
Kindle Australia
Kindle France


What about my new series Werewolves in the Renaissance? Can people start reading it for free on Kindle? 

Werelord Thal the first book of the Werewolves in the Renaissance series is only $0.99 in Kindle stores. I don't have the ability to price anything for free on Kindle. It only happens when Amazon price matches other retailers. So, you can ask Amazon to price match Werelord Thal or get a copy of the Kindle format for free at Brave Luck Books or Smashwords. Choose the .mobi file.


About Werelord Thal:

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Free worldwide at:

Google Play


Nook US
- Nook UK
iBooks
Smashwords
Kobo



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Friday, November 14, 2014

Final Day of Book Blogger Fair with Andi O'Connor

Redemption (Short Story)

Fantasy | Adult


Huddled in the shadows, Jae watches while one of the Mé'Draak brands his cellmate as a slave before viciously dragging him from the room. Feeling the weight of the metal collar around his neck, Jae is left alone to contemplate his own fate. Will the afternoon session finally Break him? Will it kill him? Or will he end up like the boy, a helpless pawn neither living nor dead?

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Teaser from Redemption (Short Story):


No, he’d receive no help from his parents. They’d sold him just as they’d sell all ten of his sisters. He was dead to them. He would never be free.

Silevethiel (The Vaelinel Trilogy #1)

Fantasy | Young Adult


Following her father’s murder, Princess Irewen Donríel is betrayed and left for dead in the forests of Mistwood. Rescued by the elf prince, Laegon Elendell, Irewen awakes an exile with no home, no country, and no people. But as the horrific memories of murder and betrayal return, she realizes the nightmare is only beginning.

The world of Vaelinel is failing—its fate bound to her in ways no one fully understands. A mysterious elven prophecy may provide her with some answers, but continuously hunted and fighting for her life, Irewen quickly learns that unearthing the truth will be more difficult than she ever imagined. Can she accept Laegon’s love and the friendship of the Wood Elves, or will she stand alone against the terrifying evil now threatening to destroy the entire world?

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Teaser from Silevethiel (The Vaelinel Trilogy #1):


A voice penetrated Irewen's deep sleep.

Her father said only one word, her name, but he was so desperate in his calling that she was immediately pulled from her slumber. She woke, searching in vain for the man she knew wouldn’t be there, couldn’t be there. Sorrow filled her heart anew when he didn’t answer her silent plea. But amidst the all too familiar grief, there flowered a warm bubble of joy.

She had heard his voice, and she had not forgotten.

Fun Fact about Silevethiel (The Vaelinel Trilogy #1):


A few people have commented that they don't understand why Silevethiel is the title of the book and focus of the cover when she isn't the main character. It's true, she isn't, but that makes her no less important. She's mysterious. We don't actually meet her until about half-way through the book, but she's an essential figure in the lives of the Elves as well as the main character. So much depends on her. Without her, the fate of Irewen, the Elves, and the world of Vaelinel would be much different.

The Lost Heir (The Dragonath Chronicles #1)

Fantasy | Adult


Always a meticulous planner, Darrak Hunter leads a typically straightforward and dull life until his dreams unexpectedly become plagued with visions of a peculiar and distant world. Waking up to a brilliant purple sun looming ominously in the sky, Darrak is met by a mysterious violet-eyed sorcerer who whisks him away from the struggling Earth. Thrown into the clutches of a foreign world where magic is reality and not all is as it seems, Darrak embarks on a journey where he is forced to come to terms with his past and do what he can to shape the future. Accompanied by a talented swordswoman, a prince, and a beautiful young sorceress, he must overcome cunning plots of treachery and betrayal to discover the strength to stand against a destructive black magic and an enemy who is a master at deception.

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Teaser from The Lost Heir (The Dragonath Chronicles #1):


“The two dragons symbolize the warrior’s inner battle and personal struggle to keep their lust for power under restraint. With the correct decisions and the right amount of discipline, the warrior will use their sword only to do good. However, with the slightest deviation, their greed for power will take dominion over their actions. Once the evil dragon is unleashed, it can never again be caged.”

Sale!

Yes! In celebration of the upcoming release of Awakening, *Signed Copies* of The Lost Heir are 50% off! Now just $9.98!
If you would like a specific dedication, let me know in the 'Note to Seller' section during checkout.


Author Bio:


Andi O'Connor is the award winning author of the fantasy series The Dragonath Chronicles, The Vaelinel Trilogy, and The Legacy of Ilvania. Andi's first YA novel,Silevethiel, was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2013. Her short story Redemption, is a Kindle Book Review, 2014 Kindle Book Awards Semifinalist. Andi is a member of the National Writers Association and the Boston Chapter of the Women's National Book Association. She currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and four dogs.

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Interview:

 

 

When did you start writing?
I began writing in 2003 as something fun to do in my spare time. The manuscript would go untouched for months, and there were many times where I'd have to re-read the entire thing because I forgot what I'd written. I didn't become serious with my writing until the summer of 2011. My mom died in the spring, and I wanted to finish The Lost Heir in her memory. Since then I've become addicted to writing and it's all I do!

What inspires your writing?
This may sound rather cliche, but my writing is inspired by everything! What I love about Fantasy is that even though it's entirely make-believe, it's real. You may think I'm completely nuts, but I'm not, I promise! Part of what draws people into Fantasy and what makes it so relatable is that it is so steeped in reality. There's real emotions, real issues, real struggles, real dilemmas. Fantasy is unique in that I can let my imagination and creativity take me anywhere. I have no limitations other than the confines of the world I create. But reality has a large impact on my writing, and because of that I find inspiration everywhere. I've touched topics such as rape, abortion, religion, equality, defying stereotypes, female empowerment, and epidemics...to name a few. And my inspiration will only continue to grow.

What is the best part about being a writer?
The best part of being a writer is touching other people with something I created. Inspiring others and making them think or consider things they might not have is such a wonderful feeling. Taking readers to other worlds and letting them feel like they're with the characters and experiencing the events themselves is truly a wondrous ability.

Is there something special or unique about you or your book you'd like to tell us about?
I'm extremely passionate about the empowerment of women, and it's something I include in some form or another in all my writing. In The Lost Heir, the main warrior sworn to protect Darrak is a female. But Andillrian isn't the typical female warrior commonly seen in Fantasy. She's shines because of her abilities, not because she's wearing 'armour' that amounts to a string bikini and shows off her large breasts, tiny waist, and round butt. She doesn't have to disguise herself as a man in order to fight. She's respected and revered because of who she is and the skills she brings to the table.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Werewolves in the Renaissance Series Taking Shape



Yesterday I received my first paperback copies of Journey of the Hunted: Werewolves in the Renaissance 2. It represents the next step in my most recent fantasy series project. What began last November with the publication of Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale is now a series.

I took a picture of both books today. Although I make the majority of my money from ebooks of my novels, the paperbacks provide me with tangible proof of my creative efforts. And seeing my two historical fantasies together excited me.

Werewolves in the Renaissance is my third fantasy series project. I've been writing fantasy since 1997 and steadily adding to my portfolio ever since. My previous projects were the Rys Rising series and The Rys Chronicles. Together they total eight novels. 

Journey of the Hunted is my tenth novel. And it is available in paperback at Amazon and Createspace for $12.99. 



I'll be exhibiting it along with my other fantasy books at the upcoming Grand Rapids Comic Con.

For ebook readers, the digital version of the novel is on special all month for $0.99 at:

Brave Luck Books
Smashwords
iBooks
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle Canada
Google Play
Nook US
Nook UK
Kobo
About the novel:

The folklore beliefs of the 16th century Renaissance come wildly to life in the werewolf hero Thal. Created by the infamous sorcerer Sarputeen, Thal now battles the dark servants of Tekax, wizard to the Turks and nemesis of Sarputeen. While escaping the Holy Roman Empire, Thal discovers more about his werewolf powers as he struggles to reach a refuge shrouded in mystery.


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Day 4 Blogger Book Fair - Three Amazon Gift Cards Still Up For Grabs


Today is the fourth day of the Blogger Book Fair for Speculative Fiction. It's a big event showcasing dozens of authors. From November 10th to 14th, visitors to the participating blogs will find oodles of free and 99-cent ebooks and be able to enter drawings for Amazon gift cards ($50, $30 and $20).

My fourth guest for the week is Anja Breton. See more about her adult paranormal novel The Only Sorceress. And please enter the giveaways at the bottom. You just might win some cash for shopping on Amazon.



The Only Sorceress (Sorceress Series #1)

Supernatural/Paranormal | Adult

Self-proclaimed sorceress Kora Walsh knows exactly how to use her shiny new MBA. She’ll open a new age shop in a colony of the country’s most powerful witches. But the town rife with bigots doesn’t want her or her sleek shop tainting their perfect community.

Kora would leave if she had any choice in the matter. She’s trained from childhood for her true task—infiltrating coven leadership as her mother’s mole. Failure to do her familial duty is not an option, not when her childhood nemesis is assured her failed soul for an eternity of torture.

And thanks to the colony’s loudest supporter, the beautiful Desmond Marino, failure is a very real danger.

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Author Bio:



I was born in New England into a family of weirdoes. Being an only child, I quickly learned to amuse myself with quirky pastimes. It was only inevitable that I’d turn to reading and writing. After writing fanciful (and sickeningly sweet) love stories, I branched out into erotic romance, paranormal romance, young adult, and urban fantasy. I currently reside in the American Midwest with my cats and a good man!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Book Blogger Fair Day 3 with Fantasy Author Lia Davis



Today is the third day of the Blogger Book Fair for Speculative Fiction. It's a big event showcasing dozens of authors. From November 10th to 14th, visitors to the participating blogs will find oodles of free and 99-cent ebooks and be able to enter drawings for Amazon gift cards ($50, $30 and $20).

My third guest for the week is Lia Davis. See more about her adult fantasy novel War's Passion. And please enter the giveaways at the bottom. You just might win some cash for shopping on Amazon.

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War's Passion (Sons of War #1)

Fantasy | Adult

After losing her parents in a brutal attack from a monster straight out of her nightmares, Gwendolyn Preston tries to pick up the shattered pieces of her life. Along with her best friend, she moves to a small fishing village on the coast of Maine to find a new life away from the nightmares that haunt her. Just when she believes her life could go back to normal, the deliciously dark and handsome Markus Sullivan disrupts her hopes to grieve in peace.

Markus drew the short straw when it came to being the liaison between his father, Ares--God of War--and his brothers. When he discovers that the earth bound demi-gods, known as the descendants, have banded together to start another rebellion against the gods, it becomes his number one priority to stop them.

That is until he meets Gwen, the granddaughter of Aphrodite, and the next target of the descendants. Together, their path is rife with passion and danger. It might take more than the son of War to win this battle...Gwen herself.

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War’s Passion Excerpt
Markus closed his eyes as he stroked his fingers over the keys of the baby grand piano in the great room. The music flowed and filled the air around him, and twined in his soul. He loved the peace it offered. Each note calmed his inner beast in a way nothing else did.

A shift of energy made him opened his eyes. Releasing a low annoyed groan, he stared into Aphrodite’s sky blue gaze. She wore a white pants suit and her blond hair hung in thick waves around her shoulders. He stopped playing and slammed the cover over the keys.

The goddess straightened from where she leaned over the side of the piano and folded her arms. “Why did you stop? You know I love to hear you play.”

Standing, he gave her his back and peered out the French doors leading to the gardens in the backyard. “What do you want, Aphrodite?”

Glancing over his shoulder, he saw her roll her eyes, sit down on the bench, and cross her legs. With a little sigh, she opened the cover over the keys and smiled at him. “Nothing,” she sing-songed. “I’d thought I would stop by and visit with one of my favorite dragons.”

Markus snorted—the goddess never just stopped by. She always had a purpose for her visits. It usually meant he would have to be involved in something dangerous, annoying, or odd. “Have you seen War?”

One slender shoulder raised in a shrug and she pressed the C key. “No. I think he’s avoiding me.”

“That makes two of us.” Markus studied her for several moments. She seemed preoccupied. Usually she hovered close to him or his brothers when she wanted something and annoyed them in a motherly way in her effort to bend them to her will. Yet, tonight she just ran a finger back and forth over the keys, not making a sound. “What’s wrong?”

Not looking at him, she sighed. “Gwendolyn needs your help.”

Dread hit him in the gut, then crept its way up his spine. If Aphrodite was asking him for help, it couldn’t be good. Usually the gods didn’t give three shits about the demi-gods. “Why me?”

A sad smile formed on her face as she held his gaze. “Because I can’t get involved any more than I already am. Her life is in danger. Besides, she’s the last of my mortal children.”

Blowing out a breath, he ran a hand through his hair. “I don’t know what I can do.” That was a lie. No matter how much he told himself that, he knew what he had to do. Garrick couldn’t be allowed to unlock any more descendants’ powers. The balance of the worlds was shifting.
Aphrodite stood and narrowed her gaze. “Yes, you do. Protect her. Keep Garrick from capturing her.” Then she dematerialized and ended the argument. Playing bodyguard—especially to the goddess of love’s granddaughter—was the last thing he wanted.




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Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it's her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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When did you start writing?
I started writing in 2008 after discovering paranormal and fantasy romance.

What inspires your writing?
Just about anything inspires me. Since I fell in love with paranormal as a reader, it's like a whole new world of possibilities opened up. Ideas pop in my head all the time.

What is the best part about being a writer?
Being creative. I love the world building and the chance to discover new things.

Is there something special or unique about you or your book you'd like to tell us about?
War's Passion is the first in a new series. It surrounds a group of warriors who can shape shift into dragons. They are also the sons of Ares, Greek god of war. The world of the Sons of War series is a mix of fantasy, dragon shifters, and Greek mythology all in a contemporary setting.

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