Author Spotlight 10th December 2013

Author Spotlight: Elle Jacklee, writer of Children’s & Young Adult Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 10th December 2013

About the author
Elle Jacklee 1
My mantra is “Life is short.” I believe in making every moment count. Purple is my favorite color. I think black cats are good luck. My professional titles have included software programmer, inside sales rep, and bilingual customer service rep. But my favorite titles are mother, wife, and author.

I’m the author of the Tree of Mindala, a middle grade fantasy. It’s the first in my Wunderwood series.
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Author Spotlight 2nd October 2013

Author Spotlight: Margo Bond Collins, writer of Paranormal, Fantasy & Mystery

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 2nd October 2013

About the Author

I’ve always wanted to write. For Margo Bond Collinsas long as I can remember, I have made up stories. When I’m driving (which I find immensely dull), I amuse myself by making up characters and figuring out ways to make their lives difficult. The first clear memory I have of writing a story is of writing what would now be considered fan fiction—it was a story set in the world of The Wizard of Oz, and I wrote it out on a yellow legal pad.

So I’ve pretty much always written. But about ten years ago, a friend suggested I join in National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org). Until then, I had always written short stories. That year, I finished the first draft of what would eventually become Legally Undead. I’ve been addicted to novel writing ever since! Continue reading

Author Spotlight – Judy Goodwin

Author Spotlight: Judy Goodwin, writer of Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 25th September 2013

About the Author
Judy Goodwin has been writing her whole life, in between other family and career needs. Her short stories have been publishedJudy Goodwin 01 in magazines including Space and Time, Beyond Centauri, and Alienskin. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in English-Creative Writing and recently earned her Masters in Education. She’s a tech writer by day and a volunteer by night. When not busy, she enjoys video games, travel, and horseback riding. She has a teenage daughter and loving partner, and is an Arizona-born native. Continue reading

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Darren T. Patrick, writer of Fantasy

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 4th September 2013

 

About the Author
I’m a fan of storDarren T Patricky. Full stop. Science Fiction & Fantasy, in particular. The ability to create fantastical worlds and explore them through the eyes of heroic or tragic characters has always fascinated me.

I can trace my passion for reading back to my mother, who handed me my first fantasy fiction paperback at age twelve and told me that “I’d like it”. As to writing, I have my father to thank for that. He spent countless hours with me in front of a clunky word processor and told me that “I’d get it.” Turns out all these years later, they were right!

I’m excited to bring my first fantasy fiction trilogy to life – The Rithhek Cage.

Where to Find Darren
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

 

The Book.
The Cloudstone Key (Rithhek Cage Trilogy #1) Darren T Patrick The - Cloudstone Key (Rithhek Cage Trilogy #1)
In the remote mining village of Aystin, Karsen Morgate secretly longs to explore the world outside the town walls; but instead dutifully spends his nights protecting the precious Cloudstone tiles—mined by his father, and engraved with mystical symbols and lore by the reclusive Adept Noxyn. When his half-brother, Petr, commits a gruesome crime, Karsen is forced to flee his home, carrying with him a tile depicting a unique artifact—the Ennae—entrusted to his care by the Adept himself. Alone, ailing, and on the run, Karsen must find help, find his way, and decipher the true meaning of the Ennae. For he soon realizes that he is being pursued by the dark brotherhood of the Shroud, and that he has somehow become an unwilling pawn in an ancient conflict.

The Shroud is stirring.

The world of Tholann is in danger.

And young Karsen Morgate is in the middle of it.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

 

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Constance Williams, Author of Fantasy, Fiction & Young Adult

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 7th August 2013

About the Author
Constance wrote her first book at the age of five. Written in crayon and bound together with string, it was most certainly not a best seller! It was, though, the start of a lifelong love of the written word.

These days, Constance spends some of her time at her perfectly normal day job on the English coast and the rest of her time exploring the mountains of her mind. The view is quite excellent in both places.

She has found that writing is a constant battle between herself and her cat as to who gets use of the keyboard. Apparently it makes a very comfortable bed.

Where to Find Constance.
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

 

The Books (co-authored with Lillian Bishop).
The Dreamwalker (The Witch Lake Chronicles #1)The Dreamwalker - Constance Williams
Everyone loves a good mystery – and Sam Gardener is certainly one of those. Abruptly pulled from school years before, nobody has seen or heard from him since – until now. Returning to high school for his senior year, he is not the same friendly boy his classmates remember, and the rumors are flying. None, however, come close to the truth. The bearer of a strange and frightening supernatural ability, Sam strives to regain control of his life.

Along with some unlikely new friends with secrets of their own, Sam learns that his own mystery is only the tip of the iceberg in the quaint town of Witch Lake. With their help, he must learn the strength of his own gift, and lose the fear that comes with it. With their help, he can stand against the gathering darkness. Together, they can face the truth of Witch Lake, but alone? They will be lost beneath the surface, drowning in depths none could foresee.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

Other Works:
A Work In Progress; The Protectors  (The Witch Lake Chronicles #2)
Sam Gardener had returned to high school with one goal in mind – graduate and get on with his life. Unfortunately, ‘life’ had other ideas. Now his idea of the world seems to be changing every day – including the very definitions of life and death itself.
Nothing will ever be the same.
Sam’s not sure he even wants it to be.

*UPDATE*
The first chapter of The Protectors is now available. The second book in The Witch Lake Chronicles, The Protectors continues the journey of Sam Gardener and his friends. It is highly recommended that you read the first book The Dreamwalker. Otherwise, nothing is going to make sense!

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Constance Williams, Author of Fantasy, Fiction & Young Adult

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author 7th August 2013

About the Author
Constance wrote her first book at the age of five. Written in crayon and bound together with string, it was most certainly not a best seller! It was, though, the start of a lifelong love of the written word.

These days, Constance spends some of her time at her perfectly normal day job on the English coast and the rest of her time exploring the mountains of her mind. The view is quite excellent in both places.

She has found that writing is a constant battle between herself and her cat as to who gets use of the keyboard. Apparently it makes a very comfortable bed.

Where to Find Constance.
Goodreads
Twitter
Website

The Books (co-authored with Lillian Bishop).
The Dreamwalker (The Witch Lake Chronicles #1)The Dreamwalker - Constance Williams
Everyone loves a good mystery – and Sam Gardener is certainly one of those. Abruptly pulled from school years before, nobody has seen or heard from him since – until now. Returning to high school for his senior year, he is not the same friendly boy his classmates remember, and the rumors are flying. None, however, come close to the truth. The bearer of a strange and frightening supernatural ability, Sam strives to regain control of his life.

Along with some unlikely new friends with secrets of their own, Sam learns that his own mystery is only the tip of the iceberg in the quaint town of Witch Lake. With their help, he must learn the strength of his own gift, and lose the fear that comes with it. With their help, he can stand against the gathering darkness. Together, they can face the truth of Witch Lake, but alone? They will be lost beneath the surface, drowning in depths none could foresee.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

Other Works:
A Work In Progress; The Protectors  (The Witch Lake Chronicles #2)
Sam Gardener had returned to high school with one goal in mind – graduate and get on with his life. Unfortunately, ‘life’ had other ideas. Now his idea of the world seems to be changing every day – including the very definitions of life and death itself.
Nothing will ever be the same.
Sam’s not sure he even wants it to be.

*UPDATE*
The first chapter of The Protectors is now available. The second book in The Witch Lake Chronicles, The Protectors continues the journey of Sam Gardener and his friends. It is highly recommended that you read the first book The Dreamwalker. Otherwise, nothing is going to make sense!

Featured Author of the Week 17th July

Author Spotlight: Lana Axe, Author of Fantasy
The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the week

About the Author
Lana Axe

Lana Axe lives in Missouri near the edge of the woods. She is inspired by her love of nature to write about elves, magic, and adventure. Growing up in Mark Twain’s backyard inspired her love of fiction from an early age. She grew up an avid reader and went on to study literature in college.

After eight years of jotting notes and building a fantasy world, she has finally begun releasing novels in her Tales of Nōl’Deron series. They will feature many of the same characters, but each novel will stand alone. She hopes to have her second novel completed in Fall 2013.

 

Where to Find Lana.
Goodreads
Website
Twitter

The Book
A Story of River; A Fantasy Novel
Lana Axe - A Story of River (Tales of Nōl’Deron Series)
Aelryk’s kingdom is under attack by monsters conjured by a dark sorcerer. His only hope lies far to the west, where a powerful water elemental is rumored to dwell. Along the way, he joins forces with the Wild Elves, who were once his enemy. They alone can lead him through the dangers of the Wildlands. Together, they must journey to a mysterious land of eternal spring and return before the kingdom is overrun by evil.

Read a Sample.

Where to Buy.
eBook
Smashwords
Barnes And Noble
Kobo Books
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

Paperback
Barnes And Noble
Amazon UK
Amazon US
Amazon CA

Other Works:
A Work In Progress; War of the Wildlands.
A prequel to A Story of River.
Due to be published in the Fall/Autumn 2013