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Friday, July 12, 2024

Sean Poage The Strife of Camlann Book Tour and Giveaway

 


Fifteen Hundred Years Have Turned History Into Legend


The Strife of Camlann

The Arthurian Age Book 2

by Sean Poage

Genre: Arthurian Historical Fiction Adventure

Fifteen Hundred Years Have Turned History Into Legend

Arthur’s Men have returned to Britain to keep the peace between fractious allies. Gawain wants only to raise his family and forget the war, yet he carries a heavy burden: an oath to maintain a terrible lie.

But is it a lie?

Looming conflicts threaten more than any border or throne. The course of history, the future of the Britons, will be decided at Camlann.

The second book in The Arthurian Age series, The Strife of Camlann continues the story of King Arthur and his warriors. Returning from the war in Gaul, the Artoriani try to uphold Arthur's goals and interests in Britain, as news of Arthur's continuing triumphs across the sea come to Britain ceaselessly. But storms loom as internal divisions within Britain's alliance of kingdoms are a greater threat than any external foe.

Meticulously researched, this story blends history and legend with just enough imagination to tie it all together into a story of Arthur and Britain in the time period between the Roman occupation and the rise of the English.


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The Arthurian Age Book 1

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Sean Poage, has had an exciting and varied life, as a laborer, salesman, soldier, police officer, investigator, SWAT member, computer geek and author. A history buff his entire life, he is most drawn to the eras of the ancient Greeks and Dark Ages Britain. Travelling the world to see history up close is his passion.

These days he works in the tech world, writes when he can, and spends the rest of the time with his family, which usually means chores and home improvement projects, with occasional time for a motorcycle ride, scuba dive, or a hike in the beautiful Maine outdoors.


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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Chronicles of the Necromancer by Gail Z, Martin

 


Prince. Fugitive. Exile. Necromancer.

To celebrate the 16th release anniversary, Chronicles of the Necromancer has been re-issued with new hardcovers, and two commemorative special-editions!


The Summoner

Chronicles of the Necromancer Book 1

by Gail Z. Martin

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy Action Adventure

Prince. Fugitive. Exile. Necromancer.

Martris Drayke, second son of King Bricen of Margolan, never coveted the crown. But when his older half-brother Jared and Jared’s dark mage kill the king and the rest of the royal family, seizing the throne, Tris’s comfortable world shatters and he finds himself running for his life.

Tris flees with three friends: Soterius, captain of the guard; Carroway, the court's master bard; and Harrtuck, a member of the royal guard. They seek sanctuary and the chance to plot the overthrow of the usurper, gaining unexpected helpers along the way.

Tris has a secret—one that might well determine the fate of Margolan and the Winter Kingdoms. In a land where spirits walk openly and influence the affairs of the living, he is the mage heir to the power of his grandmother, Bava K'aa, once the greatest sorceress of her age. That magic makes Tris a Summoner, arbiter between the living and the dead.

Can a half-trained mage-prince and his unlikely allies take back his kingdom and avenge his family—or will his wild power destroy him before he has the chance to set things right?

The Summoner is an action-packed epic fantasy adventure filled with magic, occult lore, honorable ghosts, loyal friends, found family, immortal creatures, secrets, curses, forbidden love—and a necromancer hero!


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The Blood King

Chronicles of the Necromancer Book 2


Exiled prince. Mage heir. Necromancer king.

Prince Martris Drayke of Margolan escaped the bloody coup that murdered his family and put his half-brother, Jared, on the throne. He fled with three close friends, found allies along the way, and gained the backing of loyal deserters, the undead vayash moru, and the vengeful ghosts of Jared’s many victims.

In just one year under the Usurper’s thumb, Margolan has gone from prosperity to chaos and starvation. Jared’s troops hunt down any who oppose him, filling the gibbets and scaffolds and carrying out a reign of terror.

Tris has risked destruction to gain control of his spirit magic, and harness his power. But when he and his allies return to Margolan, Tris must confront Foor Arontala, Jared’s blood mage, and stop him from freeing the soul of the Obsidian King from its crystal prison. If Tris fails, Arontala will set the Obsidian King free and take on his power, becoming unstoppable and destroying the last chance to free Margolan from Jared’s rule.

Can Tris stand against the blood magic of the Obsidian King to take back the throne and save his kingdom—or will his half-mastered magic bring about an even greater destruction?

The Blood King is an action-packed epic fantasy adventure filled with magic, occult lore, honorable ghosts, loyal friends, found family, bloody battles, immortal creatures, secrets, treachery, forbidden love—and a necromancer hero!


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Dark Haven

Chronicles of the Necromancer Book 3

King. Necromancer. Warrior.

Martris Drayke fought the Usurper and defeated both the blood mage Arontala and the spirit of the Obsidian King.

As the newly-crowned King of Margolan, Tris must rebuild a kingdom shattered by betrayal and bloodshed. Some of the usurper’s loyalists evaded capture and remain a danger. Famine and hardship threaten to bring more chaos and divisions. And in his Court of Spirits, the necromancer-king is overwhelmed by the ghosts seeking retribution and release.

With their royal wedding just weeks away, Tris and Kiara Sharsequin, heir to the throne of Isencroft, will unite the rule and succession of two allied kingdoms. Not everyone is pleased to see that happen. As threats multiply, Tris and Kiara must guard against traitors and enemies both inside and outside the castle, determined to destroy them and everything they fought to gain.

Meanwhile, former smuggler and mercenary Jonmarc Vahanian, the new Lord of Dark Haven, finds himself at the center of a power struggle among the undead vayash moru. As he untangles a web of deception, Jonmarc realizes that the conflict in Dark Haven threatens not only the future of the Winter Kingdoms but also the fate of the living, dead and undead.

Dark Haven is an action-packed epic fantasy adventure filled with magic, occult lore, honorable ghosts, vampire politics, loyal friends, found family, bloody battles, immortal creatures, secrets, treachery, and star-crossed love!


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Dark Lady’s Chosen

Chronicles of the Necromancer Book 4

Loyalty. Honor. Magic. Sacrifice.

Treachery & blood magic threaten King Martris Drayke’s hold on the throne he risked everything to win. As the battle against a traitor lord comes to its final days, war, plague & betrayal bring Margolan to the brink of destruction.

Civil war looms in Isencroft, forcing Kiara to make hard choices between her duty to her kingdom-by-blood and her commitments to her kingdom-by-marriage. Thrones and successions are at stake, and a wrong choice could change the history of the Winter Kingdoms forever.

In Dark Haven, Lord Jonmarc Vahanian has bargained his soul for vengeance, plunging into a conflict among ancient immortals based on grudges centuries in the making. If he succeeds, Jonmarc preserves the truce, stops the bloodshed, and saves what matters most. Failure brings destruction—and dooms his soul for eternity.

Dark Lady’s Chosen is an action-packed epic fantasy adventure filled with magic, occult lore, honorable ghosts, vampire politics, loyal friends, found family, bloody battles, immortal creatures, secrets, hard choices, and star-crossed love!


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The Shadowed Path is back in print and ebook with an updated cover! Explore the first of two books revealing Jonmarc Vahanian's backstory years before his heroic role in the Chronicles of the Necromancer.

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**Celebrate the 16th anniversary of the release of the Chronicles of the Necromancer series with two different commemorative special limited-edition collections! **

 Get a limited lettered and signed special edition with an all-new color artwork/dust jacket!

Includes books 1 & 2 in the first volume, and books 3 & 4 in the second volume—signed and lettered so there will never be more than 26 sets!


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 Or grab a numbered special edition with completely different black-and-white laminated covers - two volumes containing all four books, signed and numbered and limited to only 250 copies!


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Gail Z. Martin writes urban fantasy, epic fantasy, steampunk and more for Solaris Books, Orbit Books, Falstaff Books, SOL Publishing and Darkwind Press. Urban fantasy series include Deadly Curiosities and the Night Vigil (Sons of Darkness). Epic fantasy series include Darkhurst, the Chronicles Of The Necromancer, the Fallen Kings Cycle, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga, and the Assassins of Landria.

Together with Larry N. Martin, she is the co-author of Iron & Blood, Storm & Fury (both Steampunk/alternate history), the Spells Salt and Steel comedic horror series, the Roaring Twenties monster hunter Joe Mack Shadow Council series, and the Wasteland Marshals near-future post-apocalyptic series. As Morgan Brice, she writes urban fantasy MM paranormal romance, with the Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow series. Gail is also a con-runner for ConTinual, the online, ongoing multi-genre convention that never ends.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Money Master's Guide Book Tour and Giveaway

 


 Need cash? Love gaming? 

Here is how to make money using skills you already have.


Money Master’s Guide

Game Mastering For Fun and Profit

by Raymond J.Hicks

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help, Gaming, Business



Is there a better feeling than getting paid for something you already enjoy doing for fun?

In Money Master's Guide we will show you several ways to pivot your already creative skills as a game master into a profitable side-hustle. In today's world everyone needs a little side money to help make ends meet. Why not find ways to use your gaming hobby to help pay those bills?

In this guide we will look at several different pathways for using skills you already possess to find financial freedom. The Money Master's Guide will explore:


*Writing Adventures 
*Selling Fiction
*Streaming and Podcasting
*Running Paid Games
*Hobby Blogging
*Running Kickstarters
*And many more methods from outside the box

Every chapter contains actionable activites to get you started on your path to becoming a Money Master.


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 Raymond J. Hicks is a fresh author with a love of making characters who grow alongside their readers. Dad, high school teacher, gamer and at one time co-host of “The Game Masters Stash” facebook group with over 17,000 followers, Raymond is always looking to give back where he can. He has a great sense of humour and counts among his highest accomplishments having reached 30+ years of age without ever once reading an author bio and that one time he was dubbed the prettiest pretty princess in a board game. Raymond believes we are all pretty princesses deep down inside and tries to allow his characters a time to shine in their own unique way, whether it's in fantasy, sci fi or adventure. He hopes you enjoy his writing as the one thing he wants the most is to share his stories with like-minded readers.


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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Claire Yezbak Fadden Wishes, Lies and Fireflies Book Tour and Giveaway

 


A Sewing Circle Suspense 

Wishes, Lies, & Fireflies

A Sewing Circle Suspense Book 1

by Claire Yezbak Fadden

Genre: Cozy Mystery 



Addie Burhan never allowed the choice she made eighteen years ago to control her life. A goal not easily accomplished in 1940, when an unplanned pregnancy left women with few options. But after hearing gossip about her former boyfriend Barry Gallatin at the weekly Sewing Circle – codename for ladies’ poker night–Addie realizes everything she held sacred is about to be crushed.

Barry and his family have returned to her sleepy town in southwestern Pennsylvania. It’s bad enough that he broke her heart to marry her then-friend, Nora, but now Addie’s close-knit circle wants to welcome the two-faced woman back into their group.

Within weeks, her teenage son meets the Gallatins’ daughter. A romance blooms, swirling Addie into a panic. She can't let him fall in love with this girl. Her Lebanese upbringing and strong faith have kept her from revealing her past. And now that secret will destroy two families. But if she doesn’t tell the truth–those same lives will be shattered.


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Pennsylvania-native Claire Yezbak Fadden lives in Orange County, California with her husband and two spoiled dogs. She spends her spare time playing with her four grandchildren and immersing herself in the words of other authors.


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Monday, July 8, 2024

Shannon Kennedy No Horsing Around Book Tour and Giveaway

 


It’s a drama-rama summer at Shamrock Stable.

No Horsing Around

Shamrock Stables Book 6

by Shannon Kennedy

Genre: YA Teen Drama Fiction

When the school year ends, Sierra and her friends plan to have a horsy good time riding their horses, teaching summer day camp, and helping their favorite riding instructor arrange a wedding to the local animal-control officer. Difficulties arise before they even pass their final exams. Robin wants to work at the vintage car lot with the beautiful, classic Mustangs she loves. However, her parents are sending her to horse camp whether she likes it or not and she doesn’t!

Meanwhile, Vicky intends to train horses. Does her dream job mean she can’t spend time with her boyfriend before he leaves for college? Horse camp brings in much needed income to the McElroy’s Shamrock Stable, so how can a talented athlete like Sierra tell her family she wants to join the high school basketball and soccer teams at their training camps instead of teaching little beginners again?

After a stunning performance in the spring musical, will Dani ever be able to let her glory-hungry parents know she’d rather be at the barn this summer, not on stage in a theatrical company in Oregon? Catch rider, CeCe worries she won’t be ‘emancipated’ and allowed to remain with the people who offered her a ‘real’ home but are her new friends too busy to help when she needs them most?

It’s a drama-rama summer at Shamrock Stable. What will the five of them do to stay together and ensure each girl’s dreams come true?



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Shannon Kennedy lives and works at her family business, a riding stable in Washington State. Teaching kids to ride and know about horses since 1967, she finds in many cases, she's taught three generations of families. Her life experiences span adventures from dealing cards in a casino, attending graduate school to get her master's in teaching degree, being a middle and high school teacher, and serving in the Army Reserve - all leading to her second career as a published author. She recently retired from teaching school and plans to write more books for Fire & Ice YA, the Stewart Falls Cheerleaders realistic fiction series and the Shamrock Stable series about teen girls and their horses. Visit her at her website, www.shannonkennedybooks.com to learn about her books.



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Friday, July 5, 2024

Enchanted by the Skogsra: A Poetic Erotica Tale by Caroline Helenasdotter

 


 In the heart of a mystical Scandinavian forest, Magdalena's rescue by the enchanting Skogsrå awakens a forbidden passion. As myth and reality intertwine, she embarks on a journey of sensual discovery and irresistible desire.  


Enchanted by the Skogsrå: A Poetic Erotica Tale

Lustful Legends: Poetic Erotica from Scandinavian Myth

by Caroline Helenasdotter

Genre: Fantasy Erotica  


In the year 1803, amidst the ancient forests of Scandinavia, Magdalena finds herself at a crossroads in life. Her days of motherhood are behind her, and her husband’s indifference leaves her yearning for something more. Returning home after a visit to her sister, Magdalena’s life takes a perilous turn when she is ambushed by ruthless bandits in the heart of the forest.

Just as hope fades, a mysterious and mesmerizing savior appears—the Skogsrå, a beguiling forest spirit of otherworldly beauty and charm. Rescued from danger, Magdalena is captivated by the Skogsrå’s enchanting presence. In his company, she discovers a depth of passion she never imagined possible.

Drawn into a world of myth and desire, Magdalena surrenders to the Skogsrå’s seductive allure, embarking on a journey of sensual awakening and poetic romance. In the secluded embrace of the forest, their encounters blaze with intensity, igniting a fire within her that has long been dormant.

"Enchanted by the Skogsrå" is the first tale in the Lustful Legends series, where the ethereal and erotic intertwine. Through lyrical prose and vivid imagery, this story transports readers to a realm where the line between mortal and myth blurs, and where love’s true magic is revealed. Prepare to be spellbound by a tale of timeless desire and mythical enchantment.


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Caroline Helenasdotter is a Swedish author born in 1986, living in the south of Sweden with her partner and two small children aged 3 and 6. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science and language from the University of Lund. Helenasdotter has lived and worked in Switzerland, Norway, Portugal, and Russia, and she is fluent in Portuguese. When not writing or spending time with her family, she enjoys practicing yoga, martial arts, and running.


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