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Excerpt from KIRA

KIRASGROn her way back to the Nomad encampment, Kira spied several young men in a clearing, laughing and talking as they tossed knives at a target. Her stomach contracted when she noticed a shock of blond hair; the young warrior Reye was among the group. His handsome face and athletic frame had earned him a reputation among Nomad women as a desirable marriage partner…yet he continued to elude capture. At only fifteen turns of age, Kira was still too young to contemplate marriage, but privately she’d admired Reye along with the rest. She’d had few opportunities to talk with him, but now was her opening. Her fingers itched to best the lads at target practice and socialize with Reye at the same time. As soon as she stepped toward the clearing, however, a fragment of conversation made her pause.

“So Reye, which girl are you escorting to Kysandra’s party?”

“Must I choose only one?”

Raucous laughter greeted Reye’s flippant response.

“I heard Kira Szul is in need of an escort.”

The words sounded innocent enough, but Kira detected an undercurrent of mockery.

“Ha! You take her.” Reye lifted his hands, as if in fright. “I’m too afraid.”

“Oh, come now. She’s little more than a child.”

“She always looks like she wants to kick someone’s teeth in. Besides which, I prefer my women soft, with curves.” He pantomimed an hourglass figure with his hands.

“If it’s voluptuous you want, choose a nymph.”

“Again, must I choose only one?”

More laughter ensued. Stung, Kira faded back into the shadows. Her throat closed up as she felt the full impact of Reye’s scorn, and moisture filled her eyes. Until now, she hadn’t realized she’d become a topic for ridicule.

pagebreakKIRA is available for the Kindle at Amazon!

Prequel to the Yden Trilogy!

Kiracover8-CRMI’d like to announce the release of my Yden prequel KIRA, which shines the spotlight on Kira Szul, the Nomad princess who figures prominently in the Yden trilogy.


Although Nomad princess Kira has trained all her young life to be a warrior, she begins to yearn for something more. She unwittingly stumbles onto a plot to invade Nomad Territory, but not before being poisoned with a potion that makes her a slave to her enemy. Although she manages to blunt the worst effects, she’s never free of her obsession for the handsome warlord who seeks to make her his bride. Can she find an antidote for the incurable poison running through her veins, or is she destined to become the enraptured wife of a wicked conqueror?

pagebreakAt the same time, I’ve revised and released The Last Great Wizard of Yden, and added a bonus Yden short story in the back, called Ran! The novel has a re-imagined cover too, so it’s all shiny new for the dragon fans among us. Enjoy! ~ S.G. Rogers


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?


are both available at Amazon.

Ho Ho Ho Blog Tour

Enter in the Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Spice: Choose Your Flavor Naughty or Nice Blog Hop Tour!  No lump of coal for us at Child of Yden since we are nice!  Tour goes from 12/12 to 12/19/11.

Enjoy the next segment of my awesome interactive sword & sorcery tale The Two-Edged Sword and enter my contest for a chance to win The Last Great Wizard of Yden AND your choice of a $10 Amazon gift certificate OR a $10 Krispy Kreme gift card. For my entry and to read all the rules, click HERE, and be sure to click the Linky List at the end of the page to find other awesome blogs to visit. Good luck and Happy Holidays! 

~ S.G. Rogers