Meet the Duke’s Daughter

Prophecy of Darkness, book one of the Legends of the Tri-Gard series, releases as part of the Fire and Fantasy box set, available for just 0.99 for a limited time. Find out how to purchase it at the bottom of the post. 

AlixaUgh, I hate all this pomp. I hate that you even care who I am. I am not who matters. That damn prince is not who matters. Look to our people. See our dying fields. Listen to the silence coming from the earth instead of the constant power our parents tell us of.

Yes, yes, I’m Alixa. My father is Lord Eisner, Duke of Isenore, and I despise the prince. He has no clue what’s happening in his very own realm. Trystan Renauld is a fool. Don’t worry, I’m not speaking behind his back. This isn’t treason. I’ve said it to his face. A blasted fool.

And now he’s the realm’s only hope. We’re all doomed.

When I joined up with him, it was only because I had nowhere else to go. I stayed because for the first time in my life, I am important. I will prove everyone wrong. I will overcome the circumstances of my family, my kingdom.

I will prove it to them that I’m no traitor. I’m different than the ones who bow at the dark king’s feet.

And if I can take some of the shine off our little princeling in the process, that’s just a bonus.

I’ve been trained by one of the greatest swordsmen in Isenore – in secret, of course. I have enough rage inside of me to keep me going. If I get to be the one to slice open the traitorous bellies of a few in my family, I’ll revel in it.

I am no princess. I’m a warrior.

And warriors never give up.


Prophecy of Darkness

Only magic can save them from what is coming, but first, it must be reclaimed.

Twenty years ago, war devastated Dreach. Bloody and cruel, it ravaged the realm and stripped magic from Dreach-Sciene.

Without magic, there is no hope. No life. For Prince Trystan Renauld, there is no choice. As his people starve, his enemy prepares for a final showdown that will decide the fate of the realm. Without magical power, he and his people will lose everything. Even with it, they may fail.

Against a backdrop of prophecy, curses, and forbidden love, Trystan must reunite the legendary Tri-Gard, keepers of the magic, and find the power he’s always believed was a fairy tale: magic, the very foundation of life. With both sides preparing for battle, it’s a race against time—and against the kind of darkness that can destroy them all.

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Find out more about the Legends of the Tri-Gard series HERE.

Michelle Lynn is on Facebook HERE.

This book is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

Prefer romance? Look HERE.

Prefer Dystopian? Look HERE.

Meet the Authors of Fire and Fantasy 8

 

Mystical Lands. Epic Adventure. Enchanting Characters.

FIRE & FANTASY will have your imagination soaring as you charge headfirst into this enchanting collection of 20+ brand new and existing fantasy reads packed with daring quests, bewitching legends, and dark magic!

Embark on sweeping adventures alongside fiery dragons, mystical mermaids, enchanted faeries, warring witches, demons, elves, and sword-wielding heroes as they face forces of evil and fight for the fate of their worlds!

With over a million words of original Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, and Sword and Sorcery Fantasy from more than twenty bestselling and award winning authors, prepare to lose yourself in the high-stakes fates of lovers, heroes, and villains.

UNLEASH THE MAGIC IN FIRE & FANTASY and enter the worlds of the most creative fantasy authors when you PreOrder Today!

Pre-Order Here:

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Meet the Authors and Their Stories!

This is Part 8 of introducing a couple authors in this amazing boxset. Find out about the books FIRE & FANTASY has inside!

 

Charlene A. Wilson and THE TRANSFORMATION OF ANNA

Charlene A. Wilson is an Award-Winning author of tales that take you to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.

She began writing in her early teens when her vivid dreams stayed with her long after she had them. The characters and worlds were so amazing she brought them to life through her books.

Charlene resides in a small community in Arkansas, USA, near her two beautiful children, with her husband, a cuddly Pekingese, and a very chatty cockatiel named Todder.

The Transformation of Anna

Obsession. Deceit. Reincarnation.

“My life is a mirage of endless time. But you engulf me, rivet my mind, encompass my soul.”

For centuries, Cole Shilo has harvested the homeless, wiped their memories, and delivered them as servants to the nobles of Cornerstone Deep. He despises what his life has become since he lost his soul mate so long ago.

Still, Cole aims to please, doing whatever it takes to keep the noblemen content. When he is sent to harvest a second-class woman who has broken a new curfew, he expects indifference. But Anna Sinclair’s soul calls to him, and the moment their lips meet, Cole knows he’s made the biggest mistake of his long life.

Reincarnation isn’t possible on Cornerstone Deep. Is it?

 

Co-authors Yelena Casale and Tina Moss with A TOUCH OF DARKNESS

Yelena Casale is an award-winning author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, she moved to New York at thirteen. Being very curious, she has been a devoted reader and writer since childhood. As a 2nd degree black belt and instructor in Shotokan karate, an avid traveler, and history and art enthusiast, she weaves universal themes with martial arts philosophies into her stories. She lives with her amazing, supportive husband and the best Siamese cats. In her spare time, she reads, paints, watches cool shows on TV and tries to get more sleep.

Tina Moss is an award-winning author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and New Adult novels. She lives in NYC with a supportive husband and two alpha corgis, though all the males hog the bed and refuse to share the covers. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching cheesy horror flicks, traveling, and karate. As a 5’1″ Shotokan black belt, she firmly believes that fierce things come in small packages.

A Touch of Darkness

Cassie dreams of the darkness. And lives the nightmare. When mystery man, Gabe, walks out of her dreams and into her life, she’ll need his help to beat back the darkness-spawned creatures invading her reality. As a bond grows between them, Cassie’s deepest fear rests not in the demons but surrendering her heart to a powerful man fallen from grace.

 

AND REMEMBER, the authors have put together a GIFT for those who Pre-Order FIRE & FANTASY!

Just take a screen shot of proof of purchase and send it to this email: fireandfantasy2017@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned! More to come!

 


Check out my contribution, Prophecy of Darkness, to the Fire and Fantasy set HERE!

Prophecy of Darkness is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

See previous posts HERE!

 

Crafting a World Part 2

Prophecy of Darkness, book one of the Legends of the Tri-Gard series, releases as part of the Fire and Fantasy box set, available for just 0.99 for a limited time. Find out how to purchase it at the bottom of the post. 


In the last “Crafting a World” post, we determined our setting. Our realms began to take shape with names and a language that added a bit of color.

Some of those names did the next part for us: describing our land. Aldorwood, meaning wood of life, would obviously be forested over large portions of it’s territory. The Isle of Sona would be tropical – at least in part.

Isenore literally means “Iron mine” thus placing it in the mountains where we had our mines.

We needed farmland to feed our people, but also because we used crops to show the effects of a lack of magic. It made the most sense for these farms to be in Aldorwood, in the center of the kingdom.

These were our three kingdoms and as they took shape, we began to see a culture emerge. Now, some authors create culture before they create their characters. That wasn’t us. In order to see every how aspect of the time and place they lived would affect the story, we needed to put Trystan and Davi and Rissa in real situations.

One of the hardest and most important pieces of world building to get right is religion. Would they believe in God? If so, how many gods? Did they pray? How would it affect their view of the impending war and possible deaths?

These and so many other questions needed to be answered, but our solution was simple to find. Magic came from the earth. Before it was stolen, the people held a connection with the world. So, we made the earth their God in a sense. They didn’t worship it as much as just want to feel at peace with it. At least, those who remember the magic bond do. In order to show this love, we use Rissa, our bull-headed princess. She has a sharp tongue and a desire to fight, but she’s one of the few who still feels a small part of the connection. Her softest, most endearing moments are when she’s in the throes of her power. It is her religion. It is everything to her. It is what the realms will go to war for. Sound familiar?

There are many other considerations in developing culture. What will the ruling family’s relationship be with the people? How big of a role does the army play? What kinds of struggles do the average citizens face – hunger? Bandits?

What role does the weather play in the land? We’ve created erratic weather patterns, thrown out of balance without magic keeping control.

Are there rivers/oceans for the people to rely on?

What clothing do they wear?

A big one for us – would the people in a far village even recognize their rulers?

How is order kept?

When we made the jump into fantasy, we knew there were a lot of things we didn’t know. That was the biggest thing we learned right at first. Make sense? LOL. It took research and a lot of trial and error as well as many many discussion between the two of us.

But nothing in our writing careers has been as cool as seeing our world come together, a world made out of nothing, a world that only exists in our minds and the minds of our readers.


Prophecy of Darkness

Only magic can save them from what is coming, but first, it must be reclaimed.

Twenty years ago, war devastated Dreach. Bloody and cruel, it ravaged the realm and stripped magic from Dreach-Sciene.

Without magic, there is no hope. No life. For Prince Trystan Renauld, there is no choice. As his people starve, his enemy prepares for a final showdown that will decide the fate of the realm. Without magical power, he and his people will lose everything. Even with it, they may fail.

Against a backdrop of prophecy, curses, and forbidden love, Trystan must reunite the legendary Tri-Gard, keepers of the magic, and find the power he’s always believed was a fairy tale: magic, the very foundation of life. With both sides preparing for battle, it’s a race against time—and against the kind of darkness that can destroy them all.

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Find out more about the Legends of the Tri-Gard series HERE.

Michelle Lynn is on Facebook HERE.

This book is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

Prefer romance? Look HERE.

Prefer Dystopian? Look HERE.

Meet the Authors of Fire and Fantasy 7

 

Mystical Lands. Epic Adventure. Enchanting Characters.

FIRE & FANTASY will have your imagination soaring as you charge headfirst into this enchanting collection of 20+ brand new and existing fantasy reads packed with daring quests, bewitching legends, and dark magic!

Embark on sweeping adventures alongside fiery dragons, mystical mermaids, enchanted faeries, warring witches, demons, elves, and sword-wielding heroes as they face forces of evil and fight for the fate of their worlds!

With over a million words of original Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, and Sword and Sorcery Fantasy from more than twenty bestselling and award winning authors, prepare to lose yourself in the high-stakes fates of lovers, heroes, and villains.

UNLEASH THE MAGIC IN FIRE & FANTASY and enter the worlds of the most creative fantasy authors when you PreOrder Today!

Pre-Order Here:

Amazon | Kobo |NOOK | iTunes

 

Meet the Authors and Their Stories!

This is Part 7 of introducing a couple authors in this amazing boxset. Find out about the books FIRE & FANTASY has inside!

 

CK Dawn and CLOAK OF SHADOWS

CK Dawn: Have you ever watched a cat stare at a wall, tracking something’s movements– something invisible that sent shivers down your spine? Did it seem as if they were able to sense dark shadows lurking where the veil between worlds and reality thins? That’s precisely where the idea for the Netherwalker Series came from for CK Dawn!

Readers’ Favorite award-winning author, coffee loving gamer girl, and Sci-fi enthusiast, CK Dawn always loved to snuggle up with her cat Hagrid (the shadow-seer) and read. But found writing was her bliss. So, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away CK let her unique modern tale of knights and Camelot dancing in her head take form and fly with Cloak of Shadows, her award-winning debut novel. Now, you can find CK writing in the witching hours with Hagrid by her side while being distracted far too often by social media. There’s more to come in the Netherwalker Series so stay tuned. Seriously, the story has only just begun.

Cloak of Shadows

Sir Lancelot’s Sexy Descendant
A Kick-ass Huntress
And a Snarky Sidekick

What if all you’ve ever known of King Arthur’s legend was a lie to mislead you from the truth? What if Camelot truly existed, but was destroyed to keep its secrets? And, what if there were descendants of the Knights of the Round Table defending us today from the creatures that lurk within the shadows? If the gloaming came looking for you would you answer its call?Fourteen year old Abigail Thorne answered the gloaming and it turned her life upside down. Along with her mentor Lourdes Reese, a seasoned hunter in the King’s Court, they banish the evil shadows while most dociles sleep in their beds. Fighting hidden creatures that feed on humans, glimpsing fractures that lead to another world, and wielding magical weapons all before geometry? That’s a normal day for Abbey now, and she loves every minute of it. As for Lourdes Reese, she has unique abilities that can’t be explained and is the best hunter the King’s Court has seen in over a thousand years. Abbey and Lourdie have no idea that being sent to Britain will unleash a chain of events that will change everything and everyone they love forever.A life will be lost, a life will be taken,and an unexpected new romance will emerge all while the fate of two worlds balance on the edge of a hunter’s blade.

 

Kris Austen Radcliffe and SCENT OF A DRAGON

Kris Austen Radcliffe’s contemporary romance series, The Quidell Brothers, brings her descriptive touch to the real world. Her fantasy and futuristic romance series, Fate – Fire – Shifter – Dragon, sets it free in the fantastic. She’s traversed many storytelling worlds—dabbles in film and comic books, time as a talent agent and a textbook photo coordinator, as well as a foray into nonfiction. But she craved narrative and richly-textured worlds—and unexpected, true love.

Kris lives in Minnesota with her husband, two daughters, and Handsome Cat.

Scent of a Dragon

After Daisy Pavlovich’s boyfriend abandons her in a small Wisconsin town, she stumbles upon a lonely young boy who claims to see dragons. Yet not all visions are real, nor is all that is real what it appears, and the boy’s unworldly isolation sparks painful memories of Daisy’s own childhood. When Daisy realizes the boy’s true nature — and the true depth of the danger his Shifter father presents to both her and the child — Daisy runs headlong into a paranormal fire she should have left alone. But every child deserves a chance, and Daisy’s going to get the boy his even if it kills her….
 

AND REMEMBER, the authors have put together a GIFT for those who Pre-Order FIRE & FANTASY!

Just take a screen shot of proof of purchase and send it to this email: fireandfantasy2017@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned! More to come!

 


Check out my contribution, Prophecy of Darkness, to the Fire and Fantasy set HERE!

Prophecy of Darkness is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

See previous posts HERE!

Meet the Princess

Prophecy of Darkness, book one of the Legends of the Tri-Gard series, releases as part of the Fire and Fantasy box set, available for just 0.99 for a limited time. Find out how to purchase it at the bottom of the post. 

“A journey such as this was no place for a princess – so she wouldn_t be a princess.”

My name is Rissa and I’m a princess. I didn’t ask for this life. I didn’t want guards or expectations or an overbearing brother. All I’ve ever wanted was to fight for my people, to ease their suffering.

But I’m just a poor woman. Little old me apparently can’t do what my brother can. They didn’t let me train with the army – only low born women were allowed that. I’m expected to marry a man I despise and pop out darling little royals. Knowing my future husband, they’d come out with horns. Little demons. 

My realm is in trouble. My home. My people. If they think I’m going to just sit by and watch it wither and die, then they don’t know me at all. There is something I haven’t told them. I can hear the earth sing. I feel the struggle as it tries to thrive and I feel the heartache every time it fails. That connection that was lost to the people of Dreach-Sciene? I still feel a part of it. I have to save the land.

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None of them believe in me. Not my father, the king, nor my brother, the Toha. Davion doesn’t even fight for me to come and that crushes me, because he’s … well, I won’t get into that. I’ll just say he’s infuriating and my world grows dark when I think of leaving him for my impending marriage.

Such is the life of a princess. If they won’t give me what I want, I’ll just have to take it.

Never underestimate a pissed off woman with a bow. 


Prophecy of Darkness

Only magic can save them from what is coming, but first, it must be reclaimed.

Twenty years ago, war devastated Dreach. Bloody and cruel, it ravaged the realm and stripped magic from Dreach-Sciene.

Without magic, there is no hope. No life. For Prince Trystan Renauld, there is no choice. As his people starve, his enemy prepares for a final showdown that will decide the fate of the realm. Without magical power, he and his people will lose everything. Even with it, they may fail.

Against a backdrop of prophecy, curses, and forbidden love, Trystan must reunite the legendary Tri-Gard, keepers of the magic, and find the power he’s always believed was a fairy tale: magic, the very foundation of life. With both sides preparing for battle, it’s a race against time—and against the kind of darkness that can destroy them all.

Animation GIF (Twitter Google+ Web NL)



Find out more about the Legends of the Tri-Gard series HERE.

Michelle Lynn is on Facebook HERE.

This book is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

Prefer romance? Look HERE.

Prefer Dystopian? Look HERE.

Meet the Authors of Fire and Fantasy 6

 

Mystical Lands. Epic Adventure. Enchanting Characters.

FIRE & FANTASY will have your imagination soaring as you charge headfirst into this enchanting collection of 20+ brand new and existing fantasy reads packed with daring quests, bewitching legends, and dark magic!

Embark on sweeping adventures alongside fiery dragons, mystical mermaids, enchanted faeries, warring witches, demons, elves, and sword-wielding heroes as they face forces of evil and fight for the fate of their worlds!

With over a million words of original Urban Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, and Sword and Sorcery Fantasy from more than twenty bestselling and award winning authors, prepare to lose yourself in the high-stakes fates of lovers, heroes, and villains.

UNLEASH THE MAGIC IN FIRE & FANTASY and enter the worlds of the most creative fantasy authors when you PreOrder Today!

Pre-Order Here:

Amazon | Kobo |NOOK | iTunes

 

Meet the Authors and Their Stories!

This is Part 6 of introducing a couple authors in this amazing boxset. Find out about the books FIRE & FANTASY has inside!

 

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts and PHOEBE AND THE STEEL CITY VAMPIRES

Eileen Enwright Hodgetts was transposed from England to Pittsburgh PA and couldn’t be happier. She has also lived and worked in South Africa and East Africa. She has been a writer all her life (and that’s quite a long time)and she has written mainly for the theater with many of her works winning national awards. Since she turned her hand to writing novels she has seen her Arthurian series Excalibur Rising climbing steadily up the Fantasy Best Seller lists. Her latest venture is to be screenwriter for a movie that will go into production in July 2017. Eileen owes her success to her husband who is the one who markets her books and keeps her nose to the grindstone.

Phoebe and the Steel City Vampires

Phoebe accidentally enslaves a domestic vampire; he’s great around the house but his master wants him back.

Steve Turnbal and REBEL DRAGON

Author of over a dozen Fantasy, Steampunk and Science Fiction books, Steve Turnbull has been creating stories for as long as he can remember. He has a passion for female leads, diversity and inclusion, only exceeded by his desire to tell powerful and exciting stories. Technically he’s a London cockney but now lives in the north-west of England with the Pennine Hills as the view from his window (just across the road, in fact). He shares his life with his creative family, and some very distracting animals: a dog and cat who barely tolerate each other, plus three Australian Bearded Dragons and an indeterminate number of Giant African Land Snails.

Rebel Dragon

It’s a crime to ride a dragon, but what if it insists?

Kantees has been a slave for as long as she can remember but as a keeper for a racing dragon, her life is not too bad even though it’s a hanging offence for her to ride.

When mysterious raiders infiltrate her master’s castle, she is forced to take to the air to raise the alarm and now lives in fear of being discovered. What’s worse, the youngest child of the family has been kidnapped and only she has the clue to the raiders’ origin.

She is torn between preserving her own life and letting a child die. Or breaking all the rules to preserve a system that keeps her and her people in slavery.

AND REMEMBER, the authors have put together a GIFT for those who Pre-Order FIRE & FANTASY!

Just take a screen shot of proof of purchase and send it to this email: fireandfantasy2017@gmail.com

 

Stay tuned! More to come!

 


Check out my contribution, Prophecy of Darkness, to the Fire and Fantasy set HERE!

Prophecy of Darkness is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

See previous posts HERE!

Book Review – Wendy Knight

Princess of the Damned by Wendy Knight

Find out how to get this book for FREE at the bottom of this post.

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The Story:

Landon has never seen his own reflection. He saw hers instead. He grew up watching this girl in the mirror grow with him. Grew up memorizing every feature, every movement, every horror she endured. He can see into her palace, into the darkness she’s trapped in.
When he was little, he told his parents about her. They thought she was an imaginary friend, and they humored him.
But she didn’t go away.
And when Landon was seventeen, he fell in love with her.
She is a captive of the Queen of the Damned.
Now he’ll risk everything to try to save her—his life, his home, his entire world.
Bloody Mary
The queen in the mirror.
Bloody Mary
Waiting to steal your soul.
Bloody Mary…

The Review:

Wow, this was a great one. An incredibly original story-line with fierce characters. Eiress and Landon live in two completely different worlds. The story continually switches between the two and the contrast is basically between light and dark. It’s fascinating. Landon is in our world. He has normal parents, a normal girlfriend, a normal life. Eiress is in a castle of nightmares, chained and forced to go to balls with the souls from hell. She’s lived there for fourteen years and her strength is astounding.

The story is well-crafted and I love that it’s based on an old scary tale that every child knows. Saying Bloody Mary three times into the mirror will bring her forth. It’s a myth that has been made real in this book. Frightening and intriguing. This isn’t a book to miss.

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Check out my contribution, Prophecy of Darkness, to the Fire and Fantasy set HERE!

Prophecy of Darkness is a collaboration with author Michelle Bryan. Find her HERE.

See previous posts HERE!