Showing posts from August, 2014

The Unfinished Song (Book 1): Initiate by Tara Maya

Today I have the privilege of hosting Tara Maya, author of the excellent "The Unfinished Song" series! The first book is FREE on Amazon. Described as "100% original", "enchanting" and "very creative" ... grab a copy while you can - I did! DEADLY INITIATION A DETERMINED GIRL... Dindi can't do anything right, maybe because she spends more time dancing with pixies than doing her chores. Her clan hopes to marry her off and settle her down, but she dreams of becoming a Tavaedi, one of the powerful warrior-dancers whose secret magics are revealed only to those who pass a mysterious Test during the Initiation ceremony. The problem? No-one in Dindi's clan has ever passed the Test. Her grandmother died trying. But Dindi has a plan. AN EXILED WARRIOR... Kavio is the most powerful warrior-dancer in Faearth, but when he is exiled from the tribehold for a crime he didn't commit, he decides to shed his old life. If roving cann

Painted by Eliza Wyatt - Book Review

Painted is a fantasy novella of courtly drama, intrigue and high magic set in a world with more than a hint of the Spain of yore - where masked balls invite romance but hide an assassin's blade, where rulers and countries plot and scheme and form shaky alliances. This is one fabulous novella. Do not be fooled by the length. I rate stories on entertainment value and Painted boasts a satisfyingly complex heroine and plot, with a unique take on magic, all packed into a quick-read length. Our courageous heroine Wyrren has Moebius Syndrome , with partial paralysis of her face, and is at the beginning of her study of magic. But she has a deep and interesting backstory. The tale starts with her being the ward of the Grand Meister of Hael Maelstrom, a political exile from her own country, which is renowned for its magic and assassins. She has played a part in the downfall of her country's ruler, the King of Marla, and was queen for a day before she had to flee. Wyrren has attracte

Shapeshifter Dragons Book 2: Western Isles

The sequel to Aranya  is taking shape! Plenty of people have been asking, 'When will it be ready'? Well, I'm a writer fortunate enough to produce material very fast once I find my creative flow - so I have a solid draft of the first third of the book already in place. I hope to complete Western Isles , the second book in the Shapeshifter Dragons series, before the end of the year. Will Aranya solve the mystery of her mother's heritage and fate? Will she be able to thwart the treacherous plans of the Sylakians, which are more far-reaching than she ever imagined? And what does the Black Dragon want of her? Can he be trusted? Meantime, why not read  The Pygmy Dragon , also a teen/YA story filled with dragons, mystery and romance, set in the same Island-World as Aranya ? The Pygmy Dragon   is the exciting first book in a planned two-part companion series to Aranya . It tells the story of Pip, a Pygmy warrior, born in the jungles of the Crescent Islands and raised in a

The Pygmy Dragon flies onto Amazon

Yesterday, a Dragon kidnapped me from my cage in a zoo. Today, The Pygmy Dragon is available on all Amazon stores in Kindle format. There’s a Dragon! A Dragon, a tiny Pygmy Dragon, She’s cute and sweet and rather neat, But she’s sitting in my salad. Oh, she’s sitting in my salad! Stolen from her jungle home and sold to a zookeeper, Pip knows only a world behind bars, a world in which a Pygmy warrior and her giant ape friends are a zoo attraction. She dreams of being Human. She dreams of escaping to the world outside her cage.  Then, the Dragon Zardon kidnaps her into a new life. Pip rides Dragonback across the Island-World to her new school - a school inside a volcano. A school where Humans learn to be Dragon Riders. But this is only a foretaste of her magical destiny, for the Dragon Assassins are coming. They have floated an Island across the Rift and their aim is nothing less than the massacre of all Dragons.  Now, the courage of the smallest will be tested to t