Three temple maidens are running for their lives. The bandits have suddenly sprung from their hiding among the mountain pass to ambush the maidens’ caravan. As the temple maiden’s security is quickly being killed all around them, each knows that at least one of them must survive to get to the Dream Oracle. They must warn her of a Supreme Overlord named Kronos. The temple maidens have information that Kronos plans to kill the Dream Oracle and all with her in order to use their powers for conquering the temple maidens’ planets and the universe. Time is running out for the people of Syntaurus and the universe if Kronos can’t be stopped.
NOTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE
Secretly trained, swordsmith Sage Blackwell steps up to run her family’s forge when her father falls ill. Sage desires to help the neglected Aermians but is bound by duty to provide for her own… Until, that is, she’s offered a chance to make a difference.
Sage knows the risks; imprisonment or death, and yet, she’s still willing to take them to protect her family. But when plans unravel, Sage finds herself facing the devils themselves, her sworn enemies, the princes of Aermia.
Tehl Ramses is drowning; crops are being burned, villages pillaged, and citizens are disappearing, leading to a rising rebellion. As crown prince, and acting ruler, Tehl must find a way to crush the rebellion before civil war sweeps through his beloved kingdom. He’ll do whatever is necessary to save his people. Yet, his prisoner is not at all what he expected.
ONE STORY. TWO SIDES. ONE GOAL: SAVE AERMIA.
For centuries, the Great Bell was silent…
It remained undisturbed, nearly forgotten by history, hidden away in the ruins of an abandoned fortress. The enchantments within its iron slumbered, its secrets protected by silence. Until someone discovered how to ring the Bell, other secrets would remain safe.
One day, while running an errand, a young store clerk took a wrong turn, then another, until he found himself deep within the old fortress where the Great Bell waited.
It waited for him.
And when the hapless clerk rang the Great Bell and released its enchantments, his troubles began.
For he had become the Bellringer.
He claimed it was all an accident, that he did not mean to ring the Bell. Fate, it seemed, thought otherwise, and proof of the Bellringer’s destiny began to emerge just as the world spiraled into war. Revolt and treachery worked to break apart the Seven Realms. Armies were on the march. The faraway King, obsessed with his own power, seemed unwilling or unable to prevent the looming catastrophe.
Perhaps a new King was needed…if only someone could penetrate the secret of the King’s power and take the throne before it was too late. It was foretold that the person who discovered the True Name of the King would become the next King. But who was capable of such a thing?
– – – – About THE YEAR OF THE RED DOOR:
244 Days Remain.
That is all.
The Year of the Red Door has begun, and four months have already passed by.
This is the story of the final days of the Second Age.
Uncanny things are taking place in the world, mysterious powers are stirring, and there are signs of coming change. Like pieces on a game-board, ancient forces are moving into position, gathering strength. Many sense the portents and see the signs, but few know their meaning. Fewer still understand what must be done. But who is there to do it?
In only 244 days, six intrepid travelers must cross thousands of miles, to the far edge of the world, to find a place that may not even exist. A legendary place called Griferis where a new king may be prepared, trained, and judged for worthiness. It is their bid to find that place, to discover the secret Name of the King, and to make one of their companions the new King. But hope is thin, and time runs out. Can the Name be found? Can the Usurper use it to take the throne? And will it make any difference? It already seems too late.
In the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens comes a new heroic tale, a story of ageless love and brave determination, of tragic loss and the hope of redemption. During this quest, mythic powers arise from the ancient past, fate collides with destiny, and the world edges swiftly to its final destruction or to its ultimate fulfillment. Only the Bellringer can tip the balance of fate, but the world is almost out of time…
The Year of the Red Door
“Among the gods, there were once three war sisters with incredible powers. One of them was killed and reincarnated into human form. You’re her.”
Nikki has always known she’s different. She’s a changeling, a fairy child, an outsider. Her emerging magic, the ability to ‘taste’ other people’s emotions, only adds to that.
But nothing is what it seems. A mysterious, sexy man claiming to be the fairy king Finvarra arrives, telling Nikki she’s an ancient war goddess reincarnated into human form.
Is Finvarra telling the truth? Nikki can’t help but feeling drawn to his tale… and to the man.
After a man is found burned to ashes in his house, fire expert Ian Fenwick is called in by Northumbria police to help them in their investigation. What Fenwick uncovers however, is beyond anything he could ever imagine. As more and more people succumb to this terrifying power, Fenwick finds himself pursued by merciless killers. Fighting for his own survival, Fenwick is thrown into a nightmare world. A world that will burn forever unless he can stop the mysterious man known only as William. A man hell bent on changing the entire planet into an environment fit only for his allies; the mysterious and horrifying Visitors.
Love, lust, betrayal AND shifters
From New York Times Bestselling Author Laxmi Hariharan, comes book 2, in the bestselling paranormal action-romance Many Lives Series.
Three years ago Jai let the only woman he ever loved, walk out of his life, but Aria’s back now. Except she is in danger. And this time Jai will do anything, even break his vow to protect his city, to keep her safe. A second chance, paranormal action – romance featuring shifters
Raven Boy : Book 1 of The Raven Boy Saga
by Kateryna Kei
The Viking king is killed and his widow is called to suggest to the council a worthy successor, able to win the raging war.
Torn between her feelings and her duty to choose the best for her people, she decides to seek the divine guidance and goes to see the rune caster.
But the message of the gods is weird beyond belief: it says that the only person who can win the war is but a boy, the youngest of her twin sons, Hrafn.
The rune caster’s predictions have never failed yet, and suddenly the queen has another problem to worry about – the second part of the prophecy promises the boy something much more dreadful than death on the battle field…
A woman torn between honor and survival…
Raised in a realm where humans are no better than slaves, Rie Lhethannien has struggled for decades to earn a meager post in the High Court messenger service. Even training as an elite fighter isn’t enough to earn the respect she craves. Scorned by the high elves who rely on her loyalty, Rie’s closest allies are the fierce carnivorous pixies who travel by her side.
When she’s attacked on a routine delivery by assassins from the enemy Shadow Realm, Rie’s martial prowess keeps her alive…and frames her as a traitor. Facing execution at the hand of an unmerciful king, Rie must forsake her oaths and flee into enemy lands to prove her innocence. With surprising help from a bastard prince and an ambitious blood sidhe, Rie searches for the truth behind the attack. The secrets she uncovers may threaten more than her honor or even her life…for war is looming in the nine faerie realms.
If you like kick-butt heroines and action-packed fantasy filled with mythological creatures, then you’ll love this dark fantasy adventure. Start your journey across the nine faerie realms today!
Special .99 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 then rolls to $3.99. Trouble continues for Kelly and Travis Bishop. Their older brother, Jon, runs away to New York City, the nation embraces Majik Juice, and the American Security Administration makes house calls at two in the morning. The good news? An assassin thinks he can save humanity from injustice. The bad news? Demons have discovered the perfect lure to get Kelly back into Pandora’s Cave. The deep mystery and heart-pounding terror of The Demon Conspiracy Series continue, in Book 2, The Doomsday Shroud.
Around Lake Fibian, Max, Cristobel, and Spyder are notorious. Stories of their pranks and troublemaking ways have followed them all of their lives. When they hear the tales about a creature called the Hoppernot, they believe the Elders are making up stories to keep young frogs (okay, mostly them) in line.
But when frightened Elders announce a Hoppernot sighting, the trio think they know exactly what to do. With a nose for adventure—and because the Elders are all talk and no hop—they sneak off to find out if the legendary creatures are real and discover Hoppernots not only exist, but they are destroying their home and putting lives at risk.
The adventure begins when Max, Cristobel, and Spyder issue a call to action to drive the dangerous creatures away from their beloved home. Along the way, they discover a secret weapon, an unlikely alliance, and they must find a way to make the Elders forget their troublemaking past and trust them enough to follow them into a battle of survival and fight for the lake they call home or risk losing it . . . and their lives.
When Alec’s mom reports his math teacher for bullying, she has no idea what the consequences will be. Scared out of her mind, she decides to return to Bradapol to ask for help, knowing full well that this could lead to her execution.
Although Bradapol has never progressed past the Stone Age, they have learnt how to harness the natural elements through the Helper.
Alec’s name is changed to Velvak, and he befriends Lokjab, a young wolf. With that, an ancient prophesy is fulfilled. With the help of Edno, Velvak discovers his own natural gifts and talents, and has to learn how to survive on his own in this harsh world.
When the Security Council discovers that someone from another world is plundering Bradapol’s resources yet again, they decide to send Velvak to investigate. Trained warriors that were sent on previous occasions had simply disappeared. Does Velvak really stand a chance?
Samuel is a retired Hollywood Agent who is offered a unique opportunity – join an ex-governmental agency who’s tasked with handling an unconventional and unpredictable maniac named M as he battles the paranormal.
Their first task is to investigate the strange murder in a small town where nothing is what it seems.
Nicholas Forristal was born in Oceanside CA in 1981. He attended Kansas State University and received a B.S. in Psychology. He currently lives in Overland Park, KS with his wife and child.
At first, a collective power in the Seven Soleran Kingdoms made sense. United under the Council, they thought it would be the end of years of war and death.
When the Council ordered the systematic murder of those capable of wielding magic – Runics – as reparation for their role in the Soleran loss of the Great War, no one thought twice of the order.
Except a few Dragonics – prestigious dragon riders – who defied the damning orders and instead demanded justice. But, their call for defiance came too late.
Now, those against the Council’s oppressive reign have long since been outcast to the fringes of society – their numbers and will dwindling. Alaister Paine, Commander of the Rogue Dragonics – an elite force of Resistance Dragon Riders – leads the quest for freedom and justice with little hope of success.
On the eve of a political victory for the Council, Paine deciphers one of his predecessor’s logs revealing that one Runic – a woman of untold magic – was hidden from the Council’s grasp.
Find the Runic, and the Rogues will finally be able to enact a legendary prophecy meant to free Solera and bring justice back to its people.
Trouble is… they are not the only ones searching for the last Soleran Runic.
A. Wrighton has been imagining flights of wild fancy since before she could figure out how to tie her shoes. Her love of writing, creating, and imagination has led her through a life full of flights of fancy and amazing adventures.
A. Wrighton’s literary efforts were first noticed in grade school and again in college where she was held at grade point and commanded to switch majors and write. Since that fateful day in autumn, she has followed her creativity’s calling and went forward to earn honors in a BA in English as well as honors in a MFA in Creative Writing.
A. Wrighton writes sci-fi/fantasy, historical fiction, character-driven fiction, romance, and suspense. She also writes feature screenplays, TV spec scripts, and the occasional short film. Her passion is fantasy and her hodgepodge collection of favorite authors includes: Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Anne McCaffrey, Simon Winchester, Agatha Christie, Stephen King, JK Rowling, Tim O’Brien, & Mark Twain. She currently runs a blog dedicated to the craft of writing and hosts a community of fellow writers. A. Wrighton also works as a story development editor in her spare time.
A. Wrighton resides somewhere in the beautiful Ventura County and loves her native city of Los Angeles. She lives with her amazing family and two dogs and often finds herself writing in little neighborhood joints – a cup of coffee or tea at her side.
The story of William Murphy, an unfortunate young man who suddenly finds himself in the middle of Olympus, realm of the Greek gods. Guided by a young woman named Ty, he discovers that he’s come to possess the power of a god (or at least half of one). Unsure as to how or why he came to wield this power, the god’s of Olympus are torn. Should they kill him? Could they remove the power from within? Would they dare to make him immortal, and a god in his own right? Not even the Fates know what lies in store for Will as he stumbles through the godly realms where his misfortune has become his greatest weapon.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I tend to write like I’m actually telling a story to someone who’s sitting next to me. I try and keep things flowing by giving details, but not to the point of boring readers to death. Over all I try and make it fun and interesting without getting too silly or serious.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Just write. Don’t worry if your first draft is marred by spelling and grammar errors. Just keep going until you have a finished story. Then you can go back and edit the crap out of that thing. Seriously go to town on that bad boy.
I moved around a good deal as a kid, but being a navy brat is like that. My dad read to me a good deal instilling a love for books and stories. I attended the Art institute of Toronto, where I learned a bit of art, but renewed my love of storytelling. I finished in 2006, and tried my hand at making comics and graphic novels and discovered that I can tell the story better when I don’t have to confine my characters to pictures. Words offer a bigger canvas, and more colors than I could possibly Imagine. In 2010, I wrote my first story “Misfortune” . It sat around until someone read it and said I should just put it on Amazon.com. That takes us to today… where I’m trying to promote my book…. and writing this… and this… and I’ll stop now.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I always liked the stories about unlikely heroes. If they’re really unlucky all the better. What drove my writing for this particular piece, was that the main character was both, but his misfortune was the thing that gave him an edge. It’s what makes him special and is the driving force behind the whole story.
A young woman with a kind heart and extraordinary constitution, Rose becomes a warrior to better the world. Despite the wealth and fame she wins as one of the greatest champions of her time, the bloody reality of her new life is nothing like her ideal dream. She yearns for a chance to escape the violence.
She finds that chance in Ethan, the leader of an altruistic pacifist group. But when a barbarian horde invades their kingdom, Rose knows that she can make a difference by taking up her sword again. Will her need to protect her homeland cost her the man she loves?
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write about what inspires you and don’t let naysayers stop you from pursuing your dreams.
Billy Wong is an avid fan of heroic fantasy, with a special love for strong female warriors. He draws inspiration from the epic legends of old, and is on a quest to bring over the top deeds and larger than life heroes back to prominence in today’s literary world.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write this by my love of hardcore female warriors in fantasy and the fact there are not enough in the genre.