Me sister loved me. I could see it in every worry-etched line on her face. I rested me hand on hers, looked her eye to eye, and said, “If it was one of ye bairns, ye’d go too.”
She held me gaze for a moment, and then nodded. “What will ye do?”
“Find Adorabelle and bring her home.”
“But what will ye do if the witches won’t allow it?”
I hauled the small sack I’d previously packed onto me back and me muscles groaned, but I ignored the pain, squared me shoulders and headed out the door. “I willna be asking them.”
Sabrina and Lauren’s tales entwine – linked by blood and magic. Sabrina, a newly fledged healer, is thrust out of her sheltered life at Mistress Florisah’s healing school after the destruction of the witch-ancestor portraits. An anti-witchcraft militia is poised on Karthalon’s borders threatening full scale genocide, unless Sabrina, the last of Lauren’s bloodline, can destroy the Lodestone, and restore magic to Valloaria, but the Lodestone is buried deep within the heart of the Order’s headquarters. Sabrina struggles to accept this suicide mission, and is distracted by her inappropriate affection for Micah, a prospect monk. Lauren’s ghost haunts Sabrina’s dreams as her diary reveals the tragic events behind Lauren’s actions. With invasion imminent, Sabrina embarks on her quest armed only with a sliver of the Lodestone, and Lauren’s diary but how can a lone girl prevail against an army?
Praise for Lodestone (Witch Hunt)
“I couldn’t put it down!”
“A real witches story for real witch/fantasy lovers. Loved it!”
The Witch-Hunt Series.
Contains adult themes.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wendy Scott has a New Zealand Certificate in Science (Chemistry), which allows her to dabble with fuming potions and strange substances, satisfying her inner witch.
Wendy writes fantasy, children’s and romance novels.
One of the creeds she lives by is to always – Live a life less ordinary!
Please visit http://www.wendyjscott.com to learn more, read Wendy’s blog or to leave her a message. She loves hearing from readers.
of Montayna, a young woman born of both light and dark magik who never knew her
parents.She earns her freedom with a bit of magik even she was hardly aware of, but her
skill is growing and she needs to find answers. Who is she? Where did her
powers come from? To find those answers she sets out on a journey of discovery,
both inward and outward, of dark mysteries as well as light. Will she master
them, or they her?Inexperienced and facing
incredible dangers in the course of her quest to defeat the darkness that is
spreading inexorably across her world, her journey takes her through a
landscape of wizards, elves, faeries and wolves, as she throws herself headlong
into the fray to challenge the malevolent designs of a powerful Dark Lord.It is a journey that will eventually change Montayna as well as the world
Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with her ever-patient partner and two
beautiful Maine Coon cats.
twenties worked in the film industry in London for ten years. Then spent a year
travelling in America, and after returning to Australia worked in Advertising,
as well as doing volunteer work for several years in her spare time, before
settling down to write seriously.
full length novel, and is the first in a trilogy ‘Prophecy of Nitesh’. She has
written many short stories and a few not quite finished novels.
magik and the esoteric. Her interests are in “storytelling, medieval folk
lore & myth, fantasy art”. She loves the characters from her writing,
has always had a love of mystical and fantasy creatures, they are like old
friends who come alive on the pages.
Some of her favourite authors and artists are Traci
Harding, Terry Brooks, Linell Jeppsen, Sara Douglass, Jade Kerrion, Kate
Forsyth, Selina Fenech, Jessica Galbreth, and Ravynne Phelan
“Finding Esta is a superb tale of one woman’s struggling to define her
identity, while the world she knew crumbles around her. It’s thought
provoking, heartfelt, and a wonderful debut novel for a talented author.
Kudos to her!”
Julianne Snow (author/editor of Days with the Undead)
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unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various
restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any kind of physical
intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna’s misery and isolation,
yet Luna strives to make them proud, to finally earn their elusive love –
something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.
When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta,
she jumps at the chance to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for
Meanwhile, a dark stranger lurks, visiting Luna’s
dreams and stalking her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their
intimate moments excite rather than terrify. Nestled within his
presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger – a message
she struggles to interpret, until they finally meet….
Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding
copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes
face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with
life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her
sanity, searching for logic, feeling deceived by both.
Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions? And will anyone care enough to save her?
a lover of the written word, including stories, storytellers and
storytelling, you’ll usually catch her immersed in some kind of story
every day, while slurping tea and cuddling up next to her little family.
Horror, paranormal, urban fantasy, adult, and new adult are Shah’s
favourites when selecting a book or movie, although she also enjoys dark
comedy, some romance, and an occasional young adult fantasy. She also
writes poetry and has had two published in anthologies.
Shah lives with her German Shepherd, Bobby and her husband in Dubai,
but originates from the West Midlands area of the United Kingdom and
misses the cold, the rain and her extended family, every day.
Bornless One is book one of the Worlds in Chaos series.
bunch of planetary neighbours are about to be drawn into a battle with an
ancient and mysterious force known only as The Bornless One whose plan
threatens to tear the very fabric of time itself and throw space and time into
daughter journey across the planet Baraxia on a mission to have her accepted as
his successor. On route they meet up with different people who need to leave or
escape where they are for their own reasons. The strangers include a young lad
with dormant mystical powers, a handsome but flawed stranger with a lizard girl
and a young woman, sacrificed to die.
ahead and through their various adventures, begin to bond. As their journey
continues they come to realise there is something going wrong on the planet and
become embroiled with others who are involved in various struggles against
increasingly tyrranical authority figures.
involvement, they feel like pawns in a game outwith their control and discover
forces they never knew existed, including the magical proto dragon, Grindclaw
Firebelly and the mysterious ‘elemental alliance’.
and the group must battle dark forces in the shape of corrupt kings and lords,
evil hybrid creatures, dangerous fire dragons, ferociously wild ‘drogs’ and The
Bornless One itself to save the planet.
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your home unless you invite them. But dolls are welcome in any home. Dolls are
harmless toys for innocent children.
ancient ritual that moves the evil spirit of a murdered vampire, into a
subjugate humans and rebuild her vampire clan, now inhabits a new body. No one
suspects the evil within the beautiful doll.
have more questions than answers. They need to stop this bloody killing spree.
Families all over town are being murdered in their beds, seemingly while they
the hunters do not believe what he tells them. By the time they realize the
truth, it could be too late. Alden, Jack, and the other hunters, are now in a
fight for their lives.
L M Boelz a proud mother of two children
and three grandchildren has had a fascination with legends and stories told
around campfires since she can remember. She was always the first one to jump
up and offer a chilling tale of what is really hiding in the shadows. After
being asked by several people if she ever planned on writing a book; she
decided to follow her passion and write down some of her stories. Lin decided the best place to start was with
one of her worst fears as a child. No matter what her parents said, she was sure
there was something hiding under the bed.
Lin relates the authors havening the biggest influence on her writing to
be; Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, and Sir Arthur Konan Doyle. The shows that
influenced her most were; Th Twilight Zone, Outer limits and The Night
Gallery. When asked what she believed
made a good story she related that she believes to keep a book interesting you
have to have just the right amount of plot twist. As a reader she likes to be
surprised when something unexpected happens. Lin’s favorite way to end a
campfire tales is to ask; ‘Have you ever ask yourself, what if it is not just a
Also I have a website at http://rachaeljthorne.wordpress.com/
won’t be enough to save her. When
Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part
of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her newfound life holds promises of
purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member
holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the
most terrifying men the human race has to offer
stands between her and Earth’s survival.
Harmony is an author of contemporary eco-fantasy novels. The first books, ‘Water’ and ‘Air’, of the
Akasha Series are currently available as e-books. Terra also has a vampire
short story collection published as part of the Kindred Curse Anthology.
was born and raised in Colorado but has since lived in California, Texas, Utah,
North Carolina, and Virginia. She has served a 5½ year enlistment in the Marine
Corp, has a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and master’s degree in
Linguistics. Terra lives in a suburb of Washington, DC with her husband of 13
years and three children.
When Cyridea and Corrin – the two iconic thieves of the dark city of Dravendelle – are captured in a heist gone sour, they believe a daring escape solves all their problems. But how could they have imagined that something as simple as a job-gone-wrong could open up so many doors and create so many problems. They will have to risk everything for the city they hate, the people they love, and any chance at freedom.
It still seems so wonderful and strange to me to hear people asking me about characters I wrote, the trials they went through, and how it all ends.
It almost feels like sharing stories between friends.
Stories between friends.
I started the greatest adventure this world has to offer almost two years ago with the birth of my beautiful baby girl. If I teach her anything about life, I want it to be that she can do anything. If she wants to be a ballerina or a football player, if she wants to write or paint or wrestle pigs in the mud – she can do it.
I’ve got a story to share…
fantasy-comedy Hym and Hur are a young couple who never age and have been in
love for more than a century. They also
possess an array of magical abilities, two of which are either to play pranks
on humankind or to perform good deeds.
Enacting both at the same time is now what gets them into trouble,
especially since it’s the character of Death they must deal with to bring their
plans to fruition.
must first be agreed upon by Death, who happens to be an unruly, difficult
character. Once agreed upon, the prank
is set in motion. But then Hym and Hur
soon discover Death had tricked them into a contract with dire consequences for
all of us.
Hym and Hur try to save the relationship of an earthbound couple, knowing they
are truly meant for each other. A good
deed that will bring Hym and Hur even more trouble.
where he performed as a child actor at The Cleveland Playhouse. The day after he graduated high school he
moved to Los Angeles and attended Los Angeles City College. Phillip enrolled in their Theater Arts
Department and performed in many of their plays while also performing in local
then moved to New York where he performed with The New York Shakespeare
Festival, followed by The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center. With a change of interest Phillip wrote,
directed, and edited 3 short films, all of which had international showings,
including The New York Film Festival.
With yet another change of interest he returned to Los Angeles to become
a produced screenwriter. And now more
recently, “Dangerous Times” and “Hym and Hur” are Phillip
Frey’s first works of fiction.
Catrina Barton is a licensed Kung Fu Instructor of the Black Dragon style and draws on that experience to make her fight scenes both realistic and action packed. She enjoys being surrounded by the stark beauty of mother nature. Whether it’s a moon lit starry sky, or a picnic by a peaceful waterfall cascading from the mountain side.Growing up no matter where she was physically, she always had at least one book in her hands and spent every free moment lost in a book. It’s only natural that as she grew up, her passion for reading grew into an even stronger passion for writing Paranormal Romances. She is a proud member of PNRWriters, RB4U, SheWrites,and NaNo. She is an active participant at Critique Circle and several other critique groups.
Dangerously attractive vampire, Kenneth has been around long enough to know that there are no such things as coincidences. That’s why, when he meets the undeniably strong willed homicide detective Ailis, he knows that there is a good explanation as to why she looks identical to his long dead fiancé. He just has to figure out what that would be. He decides to look into it and quickly discovers that she may look like his fiancé but she is independent and don’t take any crap. It doesn’t take long for her to remind him that he has a heart and what it feels like when it is breaking. When his one hundred year nemesis shows up in Miami and tries to force Ailis to join him, he realizes that her powers are worth something to even the worst of his kind. He pledges to protect her from any danger as long as he is still breathing. If those trying to keep her from fulfilling her destiny have anything to do about it, that won’t be long at all.
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Light Weaver by Carol Anne Strange
What if your world was no longer what it seemed?
Strange and inexplicable things are happening in the Lakeland fells … light orbs dance over mossy crags, symbols miraculously appear in grassy lowlands, and Cali Silverthorn keeps disappearing into other worlds.
Mobile librarian, Tom Philips, is captivated by free-spirited Cali but is struggling to make sense of her remarkable abilities and the escalating strangeness impacting ordinary rural life.
As beliefs are challenged, Tom and Cali’s love becomes the only constant in a questionable reality as they face the heart-breaking realisation that Cali may soon disappear for good.
Is Light Weaver calling your soaring soul?
Carol Anne Strange is a writer of contemporary fiction with a fantastical twist. Her writing aims to feed the soul while leaving plenty of ‘what ifs?’ to tease the imagination.
Born in Lancashire in the UK, and brought up in a former blacksmith’s cottage by the river, Carol’s childhood was filled with curiosity, nature, magic, and mystery. Her interest in life’s mysteries and the unexplained began a journey fuelled by fascination.
Carol started writing as a profession in 1985. She has been widely published over the years and is a best-selling writer of many ghost-written titles. In 2011, she graduated with distinction from University College Falmouth with a MA Professional Writing. Light Weaver is her debut novel.
To find out more about Carol and her latest news, visit http://www.carolannestrange.co.uk
(1971-) was born in San Diego California
to an America
Father of Czech decent and a Spanish Mother. His early years were that of a
Navy brat; he lived in California, Maine, Pennsylvania, Spain and finally Florida where his father retired. James
attended Flagler College
in St. Augustine Florida as a Commercial Art Major, joined
the Navy afterwards and worked as an Electronics Technician. The Blink Stone is
James’ first completed novel.James is an eternal hobbiest and enjoys oil painting, wood work, scuba diving,
fossil hunting, antique collecting, 3D modeling, model ship building, travel
and metal detecting (he once found a bomb in a relatives front yard!) to name a
few. He is, in no uncertain terms, a Jack of All Trades (and of course, master
James currently resides in Orange Park
Florida with his wife of six
years, two cats and a host of squirrels who won’t leave his bird feeder alone.
and cast aside when Alena, a priestess he loves is captured and carried off to
sea by marauders who torch his village in search of the Crystal of Fire.
doesn’t realize that his urgent quest is part of a greater purpose; the Crystal
of Fire is one of four Crystals of Power ancient Wizards created to prevent the
terrible planetary upheaval their world suffers every one thousand years. Sarac
must find the Crystals of Power and unite them before the Fall Equinox when the
red planet Nibiru comes into alignment with their planet or all will be lost.
of Power as well for a different purpose, to enslave all mankind and gain
dominion over their world regardless of the devastation it will cause.
power, Sarac faces increasing threats from the approaching cataclysm which is
starting to rain destruction on their planet, and from Naga who is determined
to retrieve the Crystals of Power at all costs. The urgency of their quest
increases when Sarac learns that Naga is torturing Alena to get her to reveal
the location of the remaining Crystals of Power. As the Fall Equinox
approaches, Sarac struggles to unravel an ancient prophecy, defeat Naga, rescue
Alena, and ultimately save their world from violent destruction.
transcendent reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses from an early
years researching different religions, mythologies and esoteric topics around
the world for information how to transform the lead of self into the gold of spirit,
the result of which is The Hidden Crystal.
BLOOD FAERIE (Caledonia Fae, Book 1)
ISBN: print ISBN: 978-1-908436-01-6
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Blood Faerie is the first in a series called Caledonia Fae. The second book, Azuri Fae, is expected in 2012, and the third, Faerie Queen, has a 2013 planned release date.
India knew from age nine that writing would be her passion. Since then she’s discovered many more, but none quite so fulfilling as creating a world, a character, or a moment and watching them evolve into something complex and compelling. She has lived in three countries and four American states, is a dual British and American citizen, and currently lives at the base of the Scottish Highlands in a village so small its main attraction is a red phone box. In other words: paradise.The supernatural and paranormal have always fascinated India. In addition to being an avid sci-fi and fantasy reader, she also enjoys mysteries, thrillers, and romance. This probably explains why her novels have elements of adventure, ghosts (or elves, fairies, angels, aliens, and whatever else she can dream up), and spicy love stories.
Author website and blog: http://www.indiadrummond.com/
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Calandra D’Arcy, trapped in a body that has not aged since pre-puberty, suffers the frustration and loneliness of an adult woman. To survive, she must find a mysterious spring, the source of chemicals needed to bring her back to the age of her long-lost first love, Aaron Kreisler whom she cunningly ropes in to help her quest. Their strategy to beat Big Cosmetics and a Gypsy family – apparently in the Corporation’s pocket – to the site of the spring, involves violence and sexual tension that is far outside their comfort zone.
Wendy Rawady has had a long career as a producer/writer/researcher, mainly in Australian TV (working on everything from news, game shows to huge red carpet events) but also for a couple of award winning films. Now she is a ‘citizen of the world’ travelling and writing fictional stories inspired by that travel. She has been kissed by Will Smith, Dudley Moore, the legendary Burl Ives, Clive James and many other intriguing celebrities but that’s a very different book. At the moment she is in Mexico, but who knows, she could soon be in a neighbourhood near you!