Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Dragonsoul release!

I'm pleased to announce the release today of Dragonsoul, the third volume in my bestselling Dragonfriend series, on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.

Here's the blurb: 



Stricken. Dying. Laid low by the accursed Dragon Haters, Hualiama must confront the greatest powers of the age as Dramagon’s disciples encircle the ultimate prize–her. A girl born of fire, raised by Dragons and imbued with the terrible, corrupting power of ruzal. 

Now, portents fill the sky. Legendary armies fly to war. The prophesied comet crashes into the Island-World, bearing the spirit of a malevolent Ancient Dragoness, Numistar Winterborn. She will obliterate any that seek to thwart her ambitions–all the armies of Men and Dragons, the monstrous war-machine of Shinzen, Warlord of the Giants, and most especially, Hualiama and Grandion, the Tourmaline Dragon.

Epic powers collide in the worlds above and below the clouds. Can Hualiama forge a path, a new way, as the first Shapeshifter Dragoness? Can her forbidden love for Grandion flower amidst the smoke and ruin of war?

Yet she dances over Islands, forging a fate inimical to all evil. For this she was born. First of her kind. Heart of flame. Shapeshifter Dragon. Dragonsoul.

Purchase: Grab your next awesome Dragonride here!

Series note: Dragonsoul is the third book in the Dragonfriend series. The fourth book, Dragonstar is planned for release in early 2017. Dragonfriend is an epic fantasy series for Young Adult and older readers, set in the same world as Aranya and The Pygmy Dragon. Mighty dragons and unforgettable adventure await in a unique world above the clouds!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Countess Intrigue (New release, Regency Romance)

Today I'm delighted to play host to Wendy May Andrews with her new release, The Countess IntrigueEngaged to a rumored murderer – what’s a lady to do?

For a little taster, read on ...

The Countess Intrigue
By: Wendy May Andrews

The Countess Intrigue is a 60,000 word sweet, regency romance with a thread of suspense. It is a standalone sequel to The Duke Conspiracy.

During her second Season, Lady Elizabeth Castleton is found in a compromising situation with Lord Justice Sinclair, the Earl of Heath. Despite her attraction to him, she is dismayed to find herself betrothed to the man who is rumored to have killed his first wife. Her parents refuse to lend credence to the rumors, so she is soon married and on the way to her husband’s estate.

She cannot decide what to make of the handsome earl but after an attempt is made on her life, Elizabeth is terrified that history is about to repeat itself. She determines to find out once and for all if she is married to a murder.

Can she stay alive long enough to find her happily ever after?

Brief Excerpt:

The evening had already been harrowing with the abduction of her dearest friend from that very ballroom mere moments earlier, but it already felt like eons. After she had left it in the Duke of Wrentham’s hands there had been nothing she could do to help. She had no desire to stand about wringing her hands so she was making every effort to remain calm, keeping up appearances in order to prevent Rose’s absence from becoming common knowledge, in an effort to preserve her reputation. The last thing Elizabeth needed was to be seen conversing with the controversial earl. But despite every instinct shrieking for her to leave the man’s presence on the instant, she forced herself to meet his eye as she bade him good night.

His handsome face always made her blink. Well defined, with a sharp jaw and angular cheekbones. His skin looked smooth, as though he had just left the ministrations of his valet. His wide set eyes were a unique color, somewhere between blue and green, and leant an air of watchful intelligence to his beauty. She wondered if he found it amusing to be constantly faced with wide-eyed women or if he had become immune to it. Perhaps he took it as his due, Elizabeth thought absently, before she refocused her attention. She ought to be keeping her wits about her. Exhaustion from the evening’s turmoil was dulling her senses.

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About the Author:
Wendy May Andrews has been reading whatever she could get her hands on since the age of five. She has been writing for almost as long but hasn’t been sharing those stories with anyone but her mother until recently. Wendy lives in Toronto with her own real-life hero. When not writing or reading, they love to travel wherever the mood takes them.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Aranya - Chinese edition published

I'm delighted to announce the publication of the Chinese edition of Aranya, available on Amazon China.

Aranya is a US and UK Top 100 bestseller in Coming of Age Fantasy, rated 4.7* from 187 reviews.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Flare by Rabia Gale - Cover Reveal


Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

I'm delighted to reveal the cover for my upcoming release, Flare, Book Two of The Sunless World, an epic fantasy series with a steampunk flavor.

Flare COVER REVEAL
Rafe and Isabella are back
The mages of old saved their world, but left it in eternal darkness. Now it s time to bring back the light.

After two years of training his magical gifts, Rafe returns home to a land wracked by war. Desperate states struggle to protect their resources of luminous quartz. Magic pulses and earthquakes devastate a world on the brink of extinction.

Rafe's old enemy Karzov has gathered a band of prodigies obedient to his will. He seeks the power of the ancient mages for an audacious and sinister purpose. It's up to Rafe and his ally, Isabella, to stop him and undo the mistakes of the past to put their world right again.
Flare will be out in September 2016!

The Sunless World series

The Sunless World BLOG
"Quartz: The Sunless World introduces a rich and credible backdrop to the adventures of her characters, with a deadly political mire underlying the bright colours of high society." - By Rite of Word Reviews
"This story is fast, fascinating and highly recommended." - Amazon.com review
The Sunless World series begins with Quartz (Book One) and Flux (A Sunless World Novel).

About the Author

Rabia Gale Headshot I create weird worlds full of magic and machines, and write characters who are called on to be heroes. I'm fascinated by light and darkness, transformation, and things that fly. Giant squid and space dragons appear in my work you have been warned!

A native of Pakistan, I now reside in Northern Virginia, where I read, write, doodle, avoid housework, and homeschool my children.

Find me online at:
Website: http://www.rabiagale.com
Newsletter: http://www.rabiagale.com/thank-you/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rabiagalewriter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rabiagale


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Huge YA Books giveaway - including Aranya

It seems to be giveaway month over here! :-) Today I have an awesome giveaway to share with you which includes 15 paperbacks, a huge $115 gift card or 8 ebooks! Here's a rundown of these tasty prizes:


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

FREE books! :) And they're bestsellers ...

Every now and again I like to run a surprise special and today, you can steal a copy of Dragon Thief for the memorable price of ... totally FREE. Careful, though. This treasure bites.

Secondly, you can pick up a copy of my bestselling African historical fantasy book, Shioni of Sheba: The Enchanted Castle, for absolutely nothing whatsoever - well, apart from a promise of rollicking adventure in the unforgettable Simien Mountains. Yes, you will pick up a free trip to ancient Sheba where dragon lore abounds, adventures come with a puff of red African dust, and our heroine Shioni will steal your heart.

Both specials are short-run (4 days) so pick up your copies now! Tell a friend!