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#Sale • The Yden Collection • #Dragons

ydencollection3dversionbcroppedMonday, March 20th is the first day of spring, and therefore it’s time to catch a dragon by the tail! From 3/20/17 through 3/26/17, The Yden Collection is only 99 cents! (US & UK)

Included in this box set are:

KIRASGRKira • The Yden Prequel Trilogy

Poisoned by an enemy, a young warrior 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 country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and 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?

LGWOYSGRThe Last Great Wizard of Yden

Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension—if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies?

DCOYCOVERSGRFinal4Dragon Clan of Yden

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.

Secrets of Yden

soysgrcvr2As 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.

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Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 3.11.57 PMKindle Unlimited reads The Yden Collection for free!

The Yden Collection • Dragontastic Series

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Now that I have the publication rights back to ALL my Yden novels, I’ve put them together in an e-book box set for hours of dragons, wizards, and coming-of-age angst. Although this collection is available for purchase HERE, it’s also free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

Kira: The Yden Trilogy Prequel

KIRASGRPoisoned by an enemy, a young warrior 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 country in a bid to reach the Mirrum Mountain nymphs and 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?

The Last Great Wizard of Yden

Jon Hansen always thought his father’s tLGWOTCOVERCONCEPT4ales about the magical planet of Yden were fiction. When his father is kidnapped by an evil wizard, however, Jon is forced to dig deeper. His investigation uncovers magical artifacts that will unlock another dimension–if only he can gather his courage to make the journey. On his quest to Yden, Jon encounters wizards, Cyclopes, and a warlord who seem to want him dead. Fortunately, he’s got friends by his side, as well as the ability to draw things to life. Can he and his friends defeat the most evil wizard the magical world has ever known, or will Jon become the latest addition to the Wolf Clan wizard’s gruesome collection of trophies?

Dragon Clan of Yden

DCOYCOVERSGRFinal4As 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.

Secrets of Yden

As Jon begins his senior year in high school, he and his friends are focused on the future. soysgrcvr2Unfortunately, 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.

What Would You Do If Time Stopped?

 

Yden_Book3In Secrets of Yden, an anomaly is stopping time on Earth for increasing lengths of time. Because he wears the portal key (an ankh), the anomaly doesn’t effect Jon Hansen. What would you do if the world literally stopped all around you? In the following excerpt, Jon is in an art museum when an anomaly occurs, and he’s presented with a dilemma:

Excerpt:

“I hate to admit it, but these shoes are killing me,” January said.

“You want me to carry you?” Jon replied.

She giggled. “Would you?”

January squealed when he scooped her up in his arms. “You’re much lighter than I thought you’d be.”

“Put me down!” she cried. “This is embarrassing.”

“Good,” Jon said as he carried her toward the entrance. “I found something that embarrasses you for a change.”

When they reached the atrium, Jon muttered a not-so-nice word. Almost as soon as he passed underneath the hanging banner with the stylized science fiction and fantasy art exhibit logo on it, everything and everyone suddenly froze in place. The sound of silence pressed against Jon’s eardrums and he had to force himself to breathe.

Time has stopped.

“What’s happening?” January squirmed in Jon’s arms. “Is this a joke? Why isn’t anyone moving?”

“It’s okay. It’s a time anomaly. I’ve been expecting it.”

“What? What are you talking about?” she cried. “You really are crazy!”

Freaked out, January began to kick her legs, scream, and bang on Jon’s chest, so he was forced to put her down. Contact with Jon was the only thing keeping her in real time, and he had a millisecond to decide whether to release her or not. It didn’t seem right, somehow, to let her freeze. So Jon clamped down on her wrist.

“Don’t do this, January, unless you want to become like those guys,” he said, jerking his head toward the people around them.

Past hysterical, she tried to pull away from him again, and he was compelled to take her into his arms. “Please calm down.”

He tried to use a soothing voice, but she was kicking him in the shins with her pointy-toed designer shoes. He let go. The instant she broke free, January froze like a celebrity wax figure. Jon was alone, and if Casey’s theory was correct, she’d be stuck that way for over an hour and a half. Aggravated beyond measure, he paced back and forth, trying to figure out what to do.

ornament29Secrets of Yden, Yden Book Three is available in all formats at Astraea Press and Smashwords, for the Kindle at Amazon, and for the Nook at BN.com.  Now in paperback HERE.

 

 

 

Carnivorous Predators — Excerpt from Secrets of Yden

In Secrets of Yden, Jon is challenged to a duel. Out of an excess of youthful arrogance, he’s named the forum—an old arena on the savage continent of Pytch.  Only later does he begin to realize the flaw in his plan…

Excerpt:

Jon glanced up to see a pack of enormous, fanged cats cresting the far end of the arena where the wall had crumbled. The creatures were completely hairless except for the beard-like tufts under their chins, and Jon guessed one of their enormous paws would span a hubcap. And their claws would probably rip the tire to shreds.

“Holy moley, those cats are big! How did they know we were here?”

“The bearded hodyny can smell small amounts of blood from many, many leagues away, as can most of the predators on Pytch. If the hodyny picked up the scent, flying reptiles known as the rantynith will arrive momentarily.”

Jon gulped. “Anything else?”

“Yes. The gneeth will stampede. In their case, however, we’ll at least have warning. The creatures are so large, the vibrations of their approach will shake the ground underneath our feet.”

The cats floored it in their direction.

“See you at the tree house,” Jon squeaked.

“Indeed you will.”

Although Jon and Dorsit returned to Dragon Isle safely, Jon was shaken. One little cut had brought those creatures running, and there was no telling what other parade of Pytch carnivores had been hearing the same dinner bell.

“How on Yden can I fight a bloodless duel?” Jon asked, freaked.

“It’s virtually impossible,” Dorsit acknowledged. “You can perhaps begin to see the problem.”

Now he tells me.

ornament29Secrets of Yden, Yden Book Three is available in all formats at Astraea Press and Smashwords, for the Kindle at Amazon, and for the Nook at BN.com.

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Did you know The Last Great Wizard of Yden and Children of Yden are now only $0.99 at Amazon?

Secrets of Yden is Here

I’m proud to announce the release of my third and final Yden novel, Secrets of Yden!

dreamstime_xs_25672253 copyBlurb: As Jon Hansen begins his senior 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 may have secret support in the Executive Council. Worse, time is stopping on Earth for increasingly long intervals, and only Jon’s ankh sets him apart. An unstable portal is the cause, but his search for answers uncovers an ancient prophecy that seemingly spells his doom. Can Jon repair the hole in the universe before time stops forever, or will he have to sacrifice himself to save the world?

Yden_Book3Excerpt:

As Ty and his five friends zeroed in on a drama student with purple hair, Jon strode over to intervene. “Cut it out, Ty.”

“Bug off,” Ty replied. “Who elected you sheriff?”

“There are other ways to have fun. Give it a rest.”

Ty focused on Jon’s silver ankh. “Nice jewelry,” he sneered.

“Whatever.”

Several football players, led by Fred, approached.

“Everything okay, Jon?” Fred called out.

Ty held up his hands in defeat and backed away. “It’s cool.”

The confrontation over, Jon waved Fred off. With a grin, Fred scooped up a football and threw a long spiral pass. “Heads up, Hansen!”

The football arced toward Jon’s outstretched hands.

Then time stopped.

For a moment, Jon thought maybe he was having trouble with his depth perception, but it was more than that. Everything and everyone around him was frozen in place, as if he were a patron in a wax museum. The football hung in space. The ocean waves had stopped, mid-crest. A seagull was poised overhead, midflight. A sandfly hung in the air right in front of Jon’s face. The absence of noise pressed in on his eardrums and jangled his nerves. It became so unbearable, he nearly screamed.

“Whoa,” he said, staggering backward. His eyes grew wide with panic as he searched the faces around him. Jon climbed on top of a flat rock and scanned the horizon for movement. He shivered with the realization there was none to be seen…

And then, as abruptly as time had stopped, it began again.

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zdragonskyelSecrets of Yden is available in all formats at Astraea Press, and for the Kindle at Amazon. Coming soon to other outlets.

Yden_Book1bThe adventure begins with Book One, The Last Great Wizard of Yden.

For his sixteenth birthday, all Jon wanted were the keys to the family car. Instead, he got a lousy magic ring.

Available via Smashwords, BN.com, Amazon, and other fine outlets. Trade paperback with former cover is available HERE.

Yden_Book2Book Two, Children of Yden

The children of Yden are coming home, and it’s time to choose sides.

Available for the Kindle at Amazon, for the Nook at BN.com and in all e-formats at Astraea Press. Now available in paperback too!