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“Fire & Ice” by Patty Jansen

“Fire & Ice” is a Fantasy Novel by Patty Jansen. Below is a synopsis: Deep under the City of Glass in the frozen southern land, an age-old machine called the Heart of the City radiates a power which locals call icefire. Most citizens are immune to it, but a few, always born with physical disabilities, can bend it to their will. For fifty years, the ruling Eagle Knights, who fly on the back of giant birds, have killed these Imperfects, fearing the return of the old royal family, who used icefire to cut out people’s hearts, turning them into ghostly servitors. The old king’s grandson Tandor only sees the good things icefire brought: power and technology now forgotten while the people of the south live in dire poverty. He’s had enough … Read entire article »

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“Blood of Requiem” by Daniel Arenson

“Blood of Requiem” is a Fantasy Novel by Daniel Arenson. Below is a synopsis: Long ago stood the kingdom of Requiem, a land of men who could grow wings and scales, breathe fire, and take flight as dragons. Requiem ruled the sky. But Dies Irae, a tyrant leading an army of griffins, hunted Requiem’s people, burned their forests, and shattered their temples. Requiem fell. This ancient land now lies in ruin, its halls crumbled, its cries silenced, its skeletons littering the burned earth. In the wilderness, a scattering of survivors lives in hiding. The griffins still hunt them, and every day promises death. Will Requiem’s last children perish in exile… or once more become dragons and fly to war? Daniel has been kind enough to provide us with a sample from this story: War. War rolled … Read entire article »

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“Wizard of Time” by Sue Owen

“Wizard of Time” is a Fantasy Novel by Sue Owen. Below is a synopsis: Josh, Digger and Meri were rudely ported out of their time and far into the future by the Wizard of Time. King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur, is missing from its timeline. Without the sword in its proper place in history, everything from that point forward could change. Josh and his new found friends must find a way to return the sword to Arthur that won’t upset the timeline. However, the Bard’s have other plans. They want to rule time. They would do anything to stop the return of the sword. Is it murder to eliminate a timeline so that person was never born? Sue has been kind enough to provide us with a sample … Read entire article »

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“Blue Valley” by Christine Rice

My latest book sample comes from Christine Rice, the author of “Blue Valley“, a contemporary fantasy set during the war years of Word War II and featuring a primary character named Will Leary. I have actually had the pleasure of reading this book, and I have to say that it was absolutely fantastic! I did a review of this book on my site previously, so you can check it out to see what I thought of the book.     And now for a sample from “Blue Valley”: 1923 The baby was wrong. Wrong in ways that brought up words like “unnatural” and “abomination”. Wrong in ways that made Kat wonder if she knew anything about the world. So wrong that she touched the hugeness of her belly to make sure her own baby … Read entire article »

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“The Necromancer’s Apprentice” by J. M. Prioleau

My most recent book plug is “The Necromancer’s Apprentice” by J. M. Prioleau, a Gothic Fantasy featuring a main character named Jasmine Na’Darod who helps remind us that things are never what they seem. R.M. Prioleau is a game developer and artist by day; and a dangerous writer by night. Since childhood, she’s continued exploring new methods of expanding her skills and creativity as she delves into the realm of literary abandon. R.M. can often be seen lurking about many great writing communities like NaNoWriMo. Now for a sample of her book: -Chapter 1- The Na’Darod manor sat forty miles south of the city of Lakis, in Caristan’s sparse countryside. Laced modestly with withering ivy, the greystone structure was confined within the boundaries of a wooden fence which snaked a path through the … Read entire article »

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“The Sable City” by M. Edward McNally

This book plug is the first one I’ve done for a book that I have not only read, but also reviewed! I had the opportunity to read this fine fantasy, and I can absolutely say without reservation that anyone who enjoys good, epic fantasies should definitely read this book! The title of the book is “The Sable City“, and it was written by M. Edward McNally. I asked Ed to tell me a few things about himself, and being a man of few words, this is what he had to say: “North Carolina born, Midwestern raised, Phoenix living. Studied English Lit and Russian/East European History in school, and wrote a few books at the place where the two butted heads.” Okay, so he doesn’t have much to say about himself, … Read entire article »

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“Flaming Dove” by Daniel Arenson

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Daniel Arenson on my site. Now he is here to share some information on one of his new books, “Flaming Dove“, which deals with alienation. Born in 1980, Daniel is an author of fantasy fiction, from epic to dark and surreal. Like many writers, he began his career writing short stories. He sold his first story, “Worms Believe in God”, in 1998. Since then, dozens of his stories and poems have appeared in various magazines, among them Flesh & Blood, Chizine, and Orson Scott Card’s Strong Verse. Five Star Publishing, an imprint of Gale, published Daniel’s fantasy novel “Firefly Island” in 2007. Since then, he wrote the fantasy novels “The Gods of Dream”, “Flaming Dove”, and “Eye of the Wizard”. Now for a sample of … Read entire article »

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