I’m pleased to announce the publication of a new book entitled Royal Promenade. This story has been long in the making since I lost the original manuscript in a computer crash several years ago and had to reconstruct the tale from some rudimentary notes I’d made on an older computer. Although losing my manuscript was disheartening to say the least, I’m glad I had the intestinal fortitude to plow forward. Royal Promenade has elements of reality television, steampunk, Harry Potter, The Four Musketeers, The Hunger Games, and Stargate as well as plenty of magic, castle intrigue, betrayal, wizards, and an assortment of characters. It’s available to preorder as a Kindle download at an introductory price of $0.99. The release date is March 2nd. The paperback version is HERE.
When Alice takes her place as the Princess of Colossus, she’s thrust into the world of the Royal Promenade—a reality show in which the kingdom’s elite find matches for their sons and daughters. Blade, the fair-haired wizard who makes hearts flutter, and ruggedly handsome Kellan, an elite Ranger with His Majesty’s Special Forces, will vie for her hand in marriage. Although the Promenade is filled with excitement, conflict, and glamour, nothing is what it seems. In the end, will Alice be able marry the man she truly loves or will secret plots and intrigue destroy her?
[Today, I’m turning my blog over to author Juli D. Revezzo, on the occasion of her newest release. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne]
In the continuation of my Stewards War series, with Stacy going back to her normal life, running her history center, I realized that mundane everyday life wasn’t the end (as it wasn’t in the related series Celtic Stewards Chronicles). There was more to tell, after the battle covered in Keeper of the Grove. Thus, the new novel in the series, entitled Bitter Thorn Tribe was born. What “more” is there? Her history center takes up a lot of her thought and life, running such an establishment involves everything from upkeep of the building, to writing grant proposals, to (our favorite pastime!) research. But Stacy also has a full plate.
Because, Balor. Yes, he’s back too, and he likes to do nothing more than cause trouble for Stacy and Aaron. What’s actually there to make the villain follow the rules, after all? Even in his myths he wouldn’t. Case in point, when he was told to stay away from a magical cauldron full of poison. Well, he didn’t, and that’s how he lost use of one eye—except as a weapon—becoming Balor of the Evil Eye.
And even if he’s not totally able to wield power, every good villain has minions. Balor’s are just a little more reptilian than most.
Don’t let ‘em fool you. Balor’s new minions aren’t as sweet as they look!
What will happen to Stacy and Aaron in Bitter Thorn Tribe? Will these so-and-so’s disrupt Stacy’s wedding? You’ll have to read to find out.
Destined to be a bride, if only the gods will let her…
Stacy Macken tries to acclimate herself to her training under Tuatha dé Danaan druids—as if she doesn’t have enough work in planning her wedding to her beloved guardian and fiancé Aaron.
When Fomorii loyalists violate their treaty and seek revenge for their recent defeat, even Stacy’s druids are at a loss to explain the mayhem that ensues. Can Aaron and his brothers-in-arms stop it before Stacy and her family are caught in the crossfire?
If you’d like to check it out, Bitter Thorn Tribe is available in ebook and paperback at Amazon. The entire series is HERE.
About the Author
Juli D. Revezzo loves fantasy and Celtic mythology and writing stories with all kinds of fantastical elements. She is the author of the Antique Magic paranormal series and the Stewards Wars and Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, the historical romances, Camden Girls series, Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, House of Dark Envy, Watchmaker’s Heart, and Lady of the Tarot, and more. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
I’m pleased to announce that my Yden Series has been given a new look and is now widely available in ebook format. The books have also now been published inpaperback.
For his sixteenth birthday, all Jon wanted were the keys to the family car. Instead, he got a lousy magic ring…
Seeking to feed his addiction to life energy, Efysian of the Wolf Clan travels across dimensions to kidnap Jon’s father–a Dragon Clan wizard who fled to Earth. Although Jon vows to mount a rescue, he’s woefully unprepared to do battle. Can a high school kid from California survive long enough to outwit the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Efysian add the young Dragon Clan wizard to his gruesome collection of trophies? Book One of the Yden Trilogy.
As Jon’s formal magical training begins, his budding romantic attraction to Kira jeopardizes his relationship with Brett. At the same time, the Dragon Clan is bringing the Earth-born children of Yden’s wizards back home. Unfortunately, the Fox Clan has also been recruiting these teen wizards for its own sinister plans. The mysterious Guinn of the Fox Clan is searching for a weapon known as the Portal Key and is more than willing to kill for it. Jon becomes increasingly desperate and reckless in his quest to thwart the Fox Clan, but he discovers—too late—his enemy is closer than he thinks. Book Two of the Yden Trilogy.
As Jon begins his final year in high school, he and his friends are focused on the future. Unfortunately, a past skirmish on Yden is still having repercussions. Bailey of the Shark Clan is out for revenge, and he has secret support on the Executive Council. Worse, time is stopping on Earth for increasingly long intervals, and only Jon is unaffected. Unfortunately, the search for answers uncovers an ancient prophecy that seemingly spells his doom. Book Three of the Yden Trilogy.
When Kira is poisoned by an enemy, she struggles to find an antidote before she succumbs to enslavement. At the same time, she’s desperate to save Dorsit, a Leopard Clan wizard whose youth and magic has been stolen by a murderous wizard on a rampage. As Kira’s homeland is invaded by bloodthirsty legions, she flees across the county in a bid to reach a legendary cure. Hunted by shadow hounds, an army of Cyclopes, and an evil jinn, will her wits and skill as a warrior be enough to survive? Prequel to the Yden Trilogy.
This volume also contains two Yden short stories: Ran and The Temporary Wizard of Locklynn.
I’m turning over my blog today to author April Kelley Jones, who has a new 5-Star release, The Curse Breaker. Enjoy! ~ Suzanne G. Rogers
Eris’s sister is missing, and Magic is definitely to blame! Eris knows only Magic can bring her back, but even as a Light Magic born, is she strong enough to save her sister?
Knox is cursed to spend his days as a corpse and his nights trying to find the prophesized girl who can break the curse. If he can’t find her by his 20th birthday, he’ll stay dead forever.
Eris and Knox will discover there are scarier things in their path other than curses and half-truths. If the Queen of the Underworld has her way, everything and everyone will die. The only thing standing in her way is the curse breaker, and Eris will have to choose between saving herself or everyone she loves.
I’m a constantly curious person. You should see my google history. I’m full of the most random questions, which happens to be a lovely thing when you’re a writer. The idea for The Curse Breaker came to me one day just before a NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) was about to kick off. I had purchased a collection of old Irish folktales, which sat on my bookshelf for longer than I’d like to admit, and for some reason, on that day I decided to give it a go. I was immediately interested in one story in particular. It was about a girl whose older sisters had fallen prey to a cursed boy’s touch after they had neglected to get their mother’s blessing, and I thought to myself, what would happen if I added magic to this story and maybe a dragon or two? So, I did. I wrote the first draft in a month and spent the next year reworking all of the story’s moving parts. In the end, The Curse Breaker came into being. Luckily for me, people like stories with dragons and magic so I have been able to share it with lots of new friends. If I were to leave you with any advice, it would be this: stay curious my friends! You never know where it will take you.
April Jones has read, written, or edited her way through numerous fictional worlds. When she’s not teaching or writing, she spends her time trying to learn other languages or keeping her mischievous cat from eating the pet fish. She received her bachelor’s in English and her M.F.A. in creative writing.
A Tennessee native, April currently lives in Michigan with her husband and three children. You can find her poems and short stories published in various literary magazines across the internet and in print. You can also check out her debut novel, The Curse Breaker. For more information visit her website thepathtostory.com
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If you are a fan of Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, give Something Wicked in L.A. a read…absolutely free.
An evil plot is afoot to bring about the Apocalypse and Tori is the key. Demons are pouring into Los Angeles and she seems to be the only one who notices. If she can manage to survive past her eighteenth birthday, she hopes to graduate from her performing arts high school. Unfortunately, something wicked this way comes and the only thing standing between her and a blood sacrifice is a mysterious new classmate—a classically trained actor from London who knows more about her than she does herself.
The story begins with the prequel, Apocrypha, which introduces the character Jem the Demon. Jem is dedicated to the diabolical, through and through…but is the demon losing her taste for leading the susceptible into sin? One man thinks so, and he uses her image in his supernatural game. Is Jem destined to be anything more than a beautiful face on a playing card or will she ultimately have a greater role in the real-life battle between good and evil?
Darkly humorous and witty, Something Wicked in L.A. will keep you guessing until the end.
Go HERE to download your free Kindle copy, now through Sunday, August 18th. And if you enjoy it, please don’t forget to leave a review!
The audiobook version of my fantasy novella, Whimsical Tendencies, has been released! Narrated by extraordinarily talented actress Tara-Louise Kaye, this two and one half hour long audiobook is perfect for when you have a limited period of time. As a bonus, the price is also gentle on your pocketbook.
Blurb: Although she has no memories before the quake that destroyed the kingdom of Augury, Cypher McCall holds a steadfast hatred of the repressive Cauldian regime now ruling the country. Because her magical gifts are deemed subversive, she does her best to avoid detection. She stumbles on a silver key that she hopes will unlock her past, but first she must confront a long repressed horror at the Castle Augur ruins.
Will the knowledge of Cypher’s true identity tear her apart or will it empower her to restore everything she ever loved?
Listen to a five-minute sample of this ghostly, romantic tale while you enjoy a mesmerizing display of dancing paint.
When I was casting the audiobook version of The Dragon Rider’s Daughter, a very talented actress by the name of Tara-Louise Kaye sent me a promising audition. After having a listen and checking out her credits, I came to think of her as “The Dr. Who Girl,” after a part she narrated in a Dr. Who audiobook. Interestingly, Tara-Louise has a Dr. Who lineage, since her actress mother, Carole Ann Ford, played the granddaughter of the Doctor in the 1963 series. Tara-Louise is my narrator now, and she can be forevermore known as “The Dragon Rider’s Daughter Girl.” I’m thrilled she has lent her special talent to the narration, and I know audiobook fans will enjoy it, too.
After Minna’s father loses his career, health, and wealth due to a rogue wizard, he forbids his daughter from studying magic. She carries on in secret, all the while plotting revenge against the man who ruined her father’s life.
Evan Valentine has attended a prestigious magical academy on scholarship, although he’s cleverly managed to conceal the fact from everyone. He’s on the fast track to success—until he discovers he owes a debt that can never be repaid.
Minna and Evan don’t realize it yet, but their destinies have been intertwined for years. Once the truth is known, they’ll be forced to choose between vengeance…or each other.
Tara-Louise lives in London with her two young children and her cat, Pip. She is an actress and writer who has recently embarked on producing from her professional studio, nicknamed ‘Edna’.
Tara likes the variety of roles and genres available within the audio book world as it allows her to play many different characters that would be impossible to perform on the stage or screen. She particularly enjoys playing villains and quirky types.
In her spare time, Tara is an avid horse rider and loves salsa dancing.