HER DARK LOVE (DARK SPELL SERIES Book 4) by ISRA SRAVENHEART

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HER DARK LOVE (DARK SPELL SERIES Book 4) by Isra Sravenheart
Genre – DARK FANTASY, WITCH, FAIRYTALE
Page Count – 260 pages
Those drawn to the dark side don’t always start out that way. There is always a trigger that sends them into that vile world. It turns out that Lady Isra of the Dark didn’t always reside in the shadows. She too, had a light side as you will soon discover.
Isra has come a long way to the prestigious Wingdom’s Academy to learn the art of magic. The classes are dull but Isra quickly finds a companion in Everilda. They click instantly striking up a rapport.
Isra finds Everilda to be rebellious towards the craft whereas Everilda finds Isra too innocent especially when it comes to romance. Imagine Everilda’s shock when she discovers her part-time plaything Jonathan has taken a liking to Isra. Isra is naïve and inexperienced in love but she sees Jonathan as quite charming and instantly takes a shine to him.
“Everilda went out so I was alone, I ran into this handsome stranger named Jonathan. He’s kind and gentle. I’ve never known love before, never mind a love so enchanting as this.”
Little does Isra know that she, Everilda and Jonathan are in an intense love triangle but she is sure to find out as Everilda grows tired of Jonathan’s insolence
“Now on a cold, dark night. I witness none other than Jonathan and Everilda together. Oh, how could she do this to me? They’ve been carrying on behind my back all this time! How can I ever trust either one of them again?”
Amidst all of this, the light bringer Samuel has learned of Isra’s tragic plight and sends in his loyal servant Astrid the raven to keep an eye on Isra since Samuel believes Isra’s heartbreak is just the ticket to send her tumbling into obscurity. Samuel also brings in in another light being, James, to attempt to keep Isra on the light path. Astrid takes an instant dislike to James. However, James and Astrid’s conflict quickly turns into a rivalry.
But with Astrid watching Isra can the light get to her in time to stop her from becoming the ultimate dark foe that everyone has proclaimed her to be?
USA Today Best-Selling Author Isra Sravenheart takes us back in time to when Isra and Everilda are at the tender age of seventeen. Enter in the tall, dark, brooding Jonathan into their world and both witches falling for him? Hell is going to break loose. Darkness is calling. You can’t resist it.

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Isra Sravenheart, USA Today bestselling lives in a fantasy world while writing elements of life and love into her books. Digging in the dark fantasy realm, her preferred area is creating villians that have hearts but she loves a good hero/ heroine. Dragons, witches and ravens are her forte!

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The Dream Catchers (Prestoria) by J. U. Menon

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The Dream Catchers (Prestoria) by J. U. Menon
Genre – Children’s, Fantasy, Mythology
RADHIKA VARMA has an overactive imagination – everyone says so. But when she is chosen to participate in a Challenge held in Prestoria – the land of nightmares, she must use every bit of wild imagination she possesses to fight for her life. As one of eleven Dream Catchers and armed only with her imagination, Radhika must conjure her own weaponry against powerful ancient creatures like the Vyalas and the Rakshasas, and get to the magical portal before dawn. Fail to do so, and she will be forced to stay behind in Prestoria forever.
But when she is suspected of attacking the other Dream Catchers, Radhika realizes that there is more going on than meets the eye. With mere minutes left until dawn, will Radhika manage to clear her name, complete the Challenge and get back home, or will a thirst for vengeance lead to Prestoria claiming her as its own?

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J. U. MENON is the author of the PRESTORIA series. A scientist by day, she has currently made her home in New England, USA. Having lived in different parts of Asia, Europe and North America in the last three decades, her multicultural experiences inspire most of her works. When not writing, she spends her free time reading, making up fictional backstories for the people she meets, and guzzling down several cups of chai. Visit her online at www.jumenon.com

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AWAKENING THE GODS (RISE OF THE CELTIC GODS) by KRISTIN GLEESON

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AWAKENING THE GODS (RISE OF THE CELTIC GODS) by KRISTIN GLEESON
Genre – Urban Fantasy; Romance
Page Count – 304 pages
A failed barista, a reclusive blacksmith. Can they avoid the call of the Irish Gods?
Saoirse knows playing traditional music once a week in a local Dublin pub won’t get her a career, but it’s all she’s got, especially after she’s fired from her barista job. But then her father dies and her life is set into a spin, especially when an unknown grandmother comes calling.
Music is Smithy’s one joy that is left to him that has a residue of the magic he lost long ago. Creating things in his forge, tucked away in rural Cork, increasingly reminds him of what he’s lost and why he must resist the requests of the Tuatha De Danann. They want him to join their efforts to battle their biggest nemesis, a powerful and dangerous god who is threatening the destruction of Eire, the land they hold so dear.
But events and gods conspire to bring Saoirse and Smithy to the path that was meant to be. It’s time for the gods to awake and answer the call to defend the land. But doing so could mean risking death.

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USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Kristin Gleeson is originally from Philadelphia but now lives in Ireland, in the West Cork Gaeltacht, where she writes, plays the harp and sings, in addition to painting the beautiful landscape around her.  

She holds a Masters in Library Science and a Ph.D. in history, and for a time was an administrator of a large archives, library and museum in America. She has also worked as a public librarian in America and Ireland. She is an Independent Publishing Award Gold Medalist (IPPY) and a B.R.A.G. medallion Honoree.

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Bake Believe AUDIO BOOK by Cori Cooper

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Bake Believe by Cori Cooper
Genre – Teen, Baking, Fantasy
Listening Length – 8 hours and 1 minute
Narrated by: Katie Penate
Cover design by – Immortal Works
In Cat Anderson’s family there is a secret, too big to stay hidden any longer. Something happens when Cat bakes. Something Amazing. Something impossible. Can it be true? Or is it bake believe?

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 Cori Cooper lives in the AZ Mountains where it is now ridiculously hot, there are limited cacti and she spends the winter shoveling out of snow. Sounds made up, but it’s all true! She shares her space with the best guy in the world, whom she married twenty years ago, four fantastic kiddos, two cranky cats and a graying dog who thinks she’s still a puppy.

Cori has been writing and reading stories since she was a little girl and thanks her lucky stars for the chance to publish them now. She has always wanted to be an Author.

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson

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The Forsaken: Wraith by Martin Ferguson
Genre – Young Adult Fantasy
Page Count – 126 pages
Cover Designer – Jacqueline Sweet
Alena Athscar, having lost her family and home, is raised by her uncle in the Guild of thieves, assassins and monster-hunters. Trained as one of them, Alena (known simply as Apprentice) sets out on her final Trial and hunts a Siren lost in the forest and preying on passing travelers. Inducted into the Guild and named as Slayer, she sets on her first assignment, hired by the Sacred, an order of sorcerers who hold power across the realms – one of their own is missing and Slayer takes the contract to find them. Recruiting a party of mercenaries and joined by an elven bodyguard (Raven), Slayer sets out to the missing sorcerer’s last known location, the village of Stonemere. Surviving an bandit ambush enroute and capturing one of their leaders (Quinlan), the group arrive at Stonemere and find that the village has succumbed to darkness, an evil twisting and warping the inhabitants. In order to vanquish the evil and escape the horrors of Stonemere, Slayer, Raven and Quinlan unite with two of the village’s prisoners (Jakseyth and Fenrix). Their exploits will earn Alena the name of Wraith and her group The Forsaken.

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Martin Ferguson is a UK based author.

Martin’s debut series, Relic Hunters, is a Young Adult adventure series, drawing on the myths and legends of different time periods and blending them with thrill-seeking action in the modern age.

Martin’s most recent work is the Young Adult fantasy series The Forsaken, set in the collaborative world of the Hidden Realms, writing alongside NY Times best selling authors.

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Nite Fire: Chain Reaction AUDIO BOOK by C.L. Schneider

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Nite Fire: Chain Reaction by C.L. Schneider, Fantasy Author
Genre – Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller, Paranormal Mystery
Listening Length – 15 hours and 25 minutes
Narrated by: Cassandra King
Cover Designer – Alan Dingman
Murder, mystery, mayhem, dragons—and mutants!
If anyone can tell the difference between monsters and humans, it’s Dahlia Nite. For nearly a century, she’s hunted one to protect the other; safeguarding humanity from the creatures that slip through the torn veil between the worlds—creatures like her. But the lines are blurring. As people begin mutating and combusting on the streets, Dahlia realizes a strange affliction has descended upon Sentinel City. The mysterious ailment strikes all walks of life, from the posh, high-end nightclub district to the homeless community. Its victims, driven to random acts of savagery, are drawing attention too fast to cover up.
Assigned to the case, Dahlia and her human partner, Detective Alex Creed, investigate the deaths. But all they have are questions and bodies, and a public on the verge of panic. Working behind the scenes with her self-appointed sidekick, Casey Evans, Dahlia struggles to discover what, or who, is behind the alarming transformations. As the violence spreads and the mystery unfolds, she wonders: are the victims still human? Were they ever?
Chain Reaction is the second action-packed book in the Nite Fire Series.

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C. L. Schneider is an award-winning author of adult epic and urban fantasy, including The Crown of Stones Trilogy and the Nite Fire Series. Born in a small Kansas town, she resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley Region with her husband and two sons. To learn more about the worlds Schneider creates, please visit  www.clschneiderauthor.com or connect with her on social media, where she is an active part of the indie author community.

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The Myder Bird Tattoo by Julia Colbourn

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The Myder Bird Tattoo by Julia Colbourn
Genre – Fantasy / dark
Everybody knows something – about the steps, the tattoos, the kidnappings – but I don’t even know what questions to ask.
Inter-racial tension comes to a head when the queen of the tiny realm of Arcadia is assassinated. The delicate Ellisians, small in number, have dominated the stronger and more numerous Cadians for decades, using the powerful Negaforce to subdue and torture, but the Cadians have finally found a leader who can organise them into resisting. The queen’s two daughters were also supposed to die, but both attempts were botched, and the realm is now in the hands of the eldest daughter, whose cruelty is honed to a fine point by her paranoia.
The Ellisians have a matriarchal society, where males, with their weaker Negaforce, have no value. They are discarded at birth and sent to be trained as mindless soldiers, overseeing the Cadians. When the queen’s youngest daughter becomes curious that some of these Brethren soldiers are her brothers, it triggers an unstoppable sequence of destruction.

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Finally I have the time to do what I love best: writing. After twenty years teaching science in a secondary comprehensive school, I am relishing the freedom to be able to get down on paper all the ideas I have been carrying around in my head.

 

My writing doesn’t fit neatly into any particular genre. My third and fourth books come under Romance, but they’re a bit too gritty and earthy to really fit the bill. My first two books (The Glass Knight and its sequel) were first put under science fiction, but fit better under dystopian fantasy. My fifth book was meant to be an historical romance but I ended up writing fantasy again!

 

The thing that links all my books is a fascination with people and in particular, atypical relationships. None of us fit in a box and we all have our shadowy corners. Saffy, in the Glass Knight, is angry nearly all the time and has a terrible relationship with her father and half-brother (for reasons that slowly become apparent). Kate, in Seduction & Destruction, has an unhealthy fascination with violence that doesn’t fit with her privileged upbringing. Wendy, in The Kill Shot, is dealing with a Narcissistic ex and a jealous best friend. I like to think that I tell it how it is, without flinching from my characters’ weaknesses and flaws.

I flesh out my characters by watching them and listening to them in my head! Usually there are little bits of people I’ve met in them, though no character is based on any single person. I can picture how someone’s face expresses itself as they talk. I can hear the tone of voice they would use, the phrases that seem natural. My dialogue sentences often finish with three dots… because in real life people often just tail off a sentence, or someone else jumps in before they’re quite finished.

I hope my writing is also entertaining in that it has, not only some rather dry humour, but some thought-provoking ideas. I myself, love a book that educates or stimulates me, as well as entertains me. Is love necessary for a successful marriage? What technology would we try and recreate, if we lost all that we have now? Is religion of some sort essential? What do the different colours on squash balls mean? (The last is revealed in The Kill Shot!)

 

Born in south east London, I now live in Kent with my husband. I have three grown up daughters and my hobbies include photography, travel and scuba diving.

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Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman

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Journeys Through SpaceTime (Journeys Through Book 1) by James Talisman
Genre – Epic Fantasy, SyFy, Metaphysical Fiction
Page Count – 275 pages
Cover Designer – May Dawney, May Dawney Designs
A mysterious voice is heard in the minds of inhabitants across multiple worlds within the vast MultiVerse of space and time…
A mysterious being of immense power and wisdom appears in the minds of inhabitants across the vast MultiVerse of space and time to provide both warning and encouragement to fellow souls.
An exciting journey of adventure and discovery develop for these inhabitants as a sword master’s son, a powerfully enlightened Queen, a skilled warrior, an “ordinary” college student from Earth, a reptilian humanoid scientist, and a wise and beautiful leader of a utopian world use newly acquired knowledge and skills to battle evil forces intent on ensuring reality forms as they intend.
Puzzlement ensues as special mentors appear and seem to defy what reality means. Wielding godlike powers, these teachers help illuminate the secrets of all creation.
Follow the amazing stories and unity of our heroes across diverse worlds as they fight for victory. Even their powerful inner mentor must fight for continued existence in this ancient battle of ideals on how reality should form.
With the fate of the entire MultiVerse at stake, which side will become the victor in the end?

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James enjoys mountain biking, traveling, spending wonderful family time with his wife and daughter, and truly experiencing this reality we all share. He also values his extended family and great friends.

As an avid student and explorer of ancient wisdom traditions, he wrote the Journeys Through books to convey ancient concepts through the time-honored tradition of storytelling. As the first story progressed, James found a true joy in writing fiction and bringing characters and their worlds to life. He plans to continue writing more stories.

Flash Point: Nite Fire Volume 1 AUDIO BOOK by C. L. Schneider

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Flash Point: Nite Fire Volume 1 by C.L. Schneider, Fantasy Author
Genre – Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller, Paranormal Suspense
Listening Length – 15 hours and 51 minutes
Narrated by: Cassandra King
Cover design by – Alan Dingman
Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all.
But the shadows are shifting. The lies are adding up. And when Sentinel City is threatened by a series of bizarre brutal murders, light is shed on what should never be seen. The secrets that have kept humanity in the dark for centuries are in danger of being exposed.
Wrestling with a lifetime of her own deceptions, Dahlia investigates the killings while simultaneously working to conceal their circumstances. But with each new murder, the little bit of peace she has found in this world begins to crumble. Each new clue leads her to the one place she thought to never go again. Home.
Flash Point is the award-winning first book in the Nite Fire Series.

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C.L. Schneider is an award-winning author of immersive, dark fantasy fiction, including The Crown of Stones Trilogy and the Nite Fire Series. Born in a small Kansas town, she currently resides in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley Region with her husband and two sons.

Learn more about C.L. Schneider, and the worlds she creates, at clschneiderauthor.com where you can read reviews, excerpts and sneak peeks, subscribe to her newsletter, and join her Street Team. Connect with her on social media, where she is often found chatting about the daily ups and downs of a writer’s life.

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King

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Grave Digger Academy (Grave Digger Academy Series Book 1) by C.A. King
Genre – Young Adult Fantasy Paranormal
Page Count – 190 pages
Cover Designer – Jennifer Munswami
It’s Makayla’s first year in the paranormal academy system. When all three of the schools she applies to deny her entry, there’s only one left. Unfortunately, she’s more interested in finding a way out of Grave Digger Academy than in learning its curriculum.
Gravediggers actually do the digging. Grave Diggers, however, keep buried bodies where they belong—six feet under.
This year’s students are about to learn corpses can be temperamental, and when the dead refuse to cooperate, there’s Hell to pay.

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About C.A. King

 

I was diagnosed with clinical depression after the loss of my mother, father and husband within three years of each other; all to cancer. 24/7 in-home care, coupled with the loss I felt, left its mark on my psyche.

 

Depression takes up a lot of my life. Reading and writing are the only things I have found that help (in connection with regular medication), even if only for a short time. To escape to a different world can make a big difference in my mood in real time.

 

To put things in perspective, when I was at my lowest point, I couldn’t open mail, talk on the phone, or even drive to the store. Walls of sadness surrounded me. As they closed in, tears would fall. There didn’t need to be a reason or trigger.

 

People ask me why I started writing. My answer is simple: I wanted to create a world into which other people with similar problems could escape. I wanted to share the one place that had helped me for many years.

 

I have always said that as long as one person finds a little bit of happiness out of my books, I am, in my opinion, an accomplished author. The same is true for every writer out there. Please don’t ever let anyone tell you different.

 

I read books as well as write them and have visited the worlds many different authors have created. Those worlds not only make me feel better, but give me the strength to face real life again. I want to thank everyone who writes—I want them to know they are making a difference.

 

Fast forward to today…

 

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author has over 60 books available across multiple fantasy sub-genres.

 

Awards include:

Hamilton Spectator Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author category 2017 & 2018 & 2019

Brant News Readers’ Choice Award: Best Local Author 2017 

Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Best Novella/Short Story 2017 Silver medal

2017 SIBA Awards – Best Novella

2017 SIBA Awards – Best New Adult

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Gold Medal in the Fiction – Supernatural genre

2018 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards: Bronze Medal in the Fiction – New Adult genre

2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction – Supernatural genre

2019 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Young Adult – Fantasy – Urban genre

City of Brantford Featured Artist February 2020

Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Cambridge Times Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2020

Burlington Post Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Local Author Category 2021

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