Showing posts from 2016

Featured author / New release: Kandi J Wyatt

Dragon riders! Yes! Today I'd love to introduce you to a author Kandi J Wyatt who writes dragon adventures for Teens/Pre-Teens, and her Dragon Courage series. The first book is FREE and #6 in its genre category on Amazon, so why not launch aloft today? Book 5 of the Dragon Courage series launched this week so if you enjoy the first, there's plenty to come: Dragon's Posterity Is there really a right way to braid leather? Ruskya doesn’t know anymore. Is it worth fighting over? Twenty-one winters ago, he was ready to take on the turquoise dragon rider, but now he fears facing his oldest son. Kyn, Ruskya’s youngling, wonders if he’s going crazy when an image begins haunting his dreams. Soon, he realizes it may be the key to helping not only Ruskya and his son Ardyn, but all younglings and their trainers as they adjust to growing up. Will Kyn be able to help Ruskya, Ardyn, and the other young riders? Follow your favorite characters from the exciting Dragon Courage s

New Release - Song of the Storm Dragon

Song of the Storm Dragon , Volume 3 of my Amazon bestselling Shapeshifter Dragons series roars away today - download a storm to your Kindle for $2.99 or free on Kindle Unlimited. Amazon US: All countries: Hey, I'm impatient. Comes with the Italian ancestry  :-)  I just couldn't stand to sit (ha ha) on the finished files one moment longer than was necessary, so I hit the button 2 days early and we have - STORM! Enjoy the Dragonride! About Song of the Storm Dragon: The Storm is coming! The hegemony of Sylakia has been broken and freedom won, but at a shattering cost. Laid low by the vile Shapeshifter pox and Thoralian’s wiles, can Aranya rise again? For war sweeps Herimor at the touch of the Marshal’s evil claws, and he will stop at nothing to possess the ultimate power. Now, the race is on to find the First Egg of the Ancient Dragons. Accompanied by her friends Zuziana and Ardan, and th

Huge giveaway, $125 gift card + Books

Here's your chance to win a $125 Gift Card, 14 Paperback books or 15 eBooks ... another smashing giveaway from Ripley Patton - ENTER HERE I'm really excited about this selection of wonderful books. Don't forget to add them to your reading list as well!

Il Drago Pigmeo! The Pygmy Dragon (Italian Edition)

"Ora, il coraggio della più piccola verrà sottoposto alla prova più grande. Perché Pip è il Drago Pigmeo, e questa è la sua storia ..." Il Drago Pigmeo! Italian friends, it's here! The Pygmy Dragon, the Italian edition of the first book of my bestselling Shapeshifter Dragons series! Find it on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited here: Pip è stata portata via dalla giungla in cui era nata, viene venduta al proprietario di uno zoo, e ora conosce solo un mondo circondato da sbarre, un mondo in cui un guerriero Pigmeo e il suo amico, una scimmia gigante, sono solo l’attrazione di uno zoo. Lei sogna di diventare Umana. Sogna di fuggire verso il mondo fuori da quella gabbia.  Un giorno, il Drago Zardon la rapisce e la conduce a una nuova vita. Pip attraversa il Mondo delle Isole in volo sul Drago e arriva alla sua nuova scuola: una scuola dentro un vulcano. Una scuola dove gli Umani imparano a diventare Cavalieri del Drago. Ma questo è so

The Horse Dreamer goes BookViral!

" The Horse Dreamer finds him at his very best ...    creating highly original storylines that really resonate with his readers " - The Horse Dreamer gallops onto  BookViral. Click here to read the rest of this review:

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 Dragon

The Countess Intrigue (New release, Regency Romance)

Today I'm delighted to play host to Wendy May Andrews with her new release, The Countess Intrigue .  Engaged 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

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.

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. 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 " Quartz: The Sunless World introduces a rich and

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: Entry via Rafflecopter here: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway - audiobook codes

I'm running a giveaway of Audiobook codes - enter to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!

New release! The Horse Dreamer

It's here! Time to dream in epic colours with Zaranna, the Horse Dreamer . I invite you to experience the beautiful, tempestuous world of Equinox, and an adventure beyond imagination. I wrote this book with my eldest daughter. We had enormous fun creating the different characters and creatures in the world of Equinox, which is dominated by equine life-forms such as Pegasi, Storm-Horses, Magma Horses, Equipedes ... it's a long list! The Horse Dreamer  is a Young Adult epic fantasy for the horse-lover in you. Suitable for all ages, this is a clean, exciting read. Oh, we may have sneaked in a few dragons . And an evil wizard or three, deadly swamps, world-spanning storms, a human chameleon, water horses, an air slide, epic battles and a few other surprises. Here's the description of the book: Trapped in a car wreck, crushed by a train. In seconds, Zaranna’s world is torn apart and she must start life anew, as a survivor. A double amputee.  Yet why does this promis

Release Week Blitz: Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2) by Intisar Khanani with Giveaway

Hello readers! Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2) by Intisar Khanani Fantasy lovers, this one's for you! Love magic, look no further! And you definitely need to check out the awesome giveaway found below. Happy Book Birthday Intisar! Let's celebrate everyone!! In the year since she cast her sunbolt, Hitomi has recovered only a handful of memories. But the truths of the past have a tendency to come calling, and an isolated mountain fastness can offer only so much shelter. When the High Council of Mages summons Brigit Stormwind to stand trial for treason, Hitomi knows her mentor won’t return—not with Arch Mage Blackflame behind the charges. Armed only with her magic and her wits, Hitomi vows to free her mentor from unjust imprisonment. She must traverse spell-cursed lands and barren deserts, facing powerful ancient enchantments and navigating bitter enmities, as she races to reach the High Council. There,

Spring into Fantasy - Giveaway!

We're at it again! This time 28 great Fantasy Authors have banded together to bring you an awesome prize. What prize? Maybe I should've said PRIZES!  That's right, the winner of this giveaway gets a $50 certificate AND an ebook bundle of 28 wonderful flinch free fantasy novels. Why flinch free? We're all members of the Clean Indie Reads Site which means while not all our books are for children, you won't find anything more graphic than a low PG-13 rating. So if you're a parent with active teen readers or just enjoy your fiction without a lot of graphic violence, sex, or language, this is a great giveaway for you to enter. Also, did I mention these books are fantasy? That's right! Magical worlds, mythical creatures, and marvelous adventures, at your fingertips.  You can enter using the rafflecopter below.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Dragonfriend takes Fantasy Gold

I'm delighted to announce that Dragonfriend  took Gold in the Fantasy Ebook category in the 2016 IPPY book awards. You can see the full list of awards here: IPPY Awards announcement . Dragonfriend is the earliest book in my Island-World chronology which now spans 7 bestselling dragon novels. I am currently working on the third volume of this series, called Dragonsoul.  Lots of surprises and battles planned! Thank you to those who have asked for print versions of Dragon Thief and The Onyx Dragon . I've completed the interior design for these and have engaged the excellent Vicki of Blue Valley Author Services  to do the cover work based on the existing artwork. These print books should be available shortly.

Dragonsoul is coming ...

Back at it! I'll hopefully be posting up photos from my trip around northern Ethiopia on my blog soon. Today, I wrote the first words of Dragonsoul, part #3 of Dragonfriend. They are: "She's dying." I've a rip-roaring adventure planned for you! I've been looking forward to writing this tale for months now, making despicable plans for the antagonists until they meet their deserved ends and our triumphant MC's fly into an Island-World suns-set together ... yes, I'm a sucker for a ha ppy ending. 'Nuff said! Between, there will be dragons, battles, soul-searching, adventure, Dragon lore, romance and a very special surprise for those of you who loved a certain character in Dragonfriend Book #1. Not to mention the wakening of a rogue Ancient Dragon mentioned in The Onyx Dragon, the genesis of the Dragon Rider tradition, a ride down a frozen nostril and an unlikely cavalier rescue. I hope to provide high entertainment, thrills aplenty, wild Dr

The Onyx Dragon is here!

Time to saddle up for your next crazy Dragonride, because The Onyx Dragon  is here! The Onyx Dragon is my latest release and follows The Pygmy Dragon , a bestselling Dragon fantasy described by an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer as, "great, fun, wildly imaginative narrative" and by Stephen J Myers as "beautiful and moving." This is a clean read suitable for teens and up and picks up directly from where The Pygmy Dragon  left off as Pip and her friends set out across the Island-World in search of the secrets of her heritage, hoping for a miracle that will help them to defeat the Marshal of Herimor and his hordes of Dragon Assassins. Can Pip save her beloved Dragons, or will the fires of draconic life be snuffed out forever. To celebrate I'm running a giveaway of another bestselling book, Dragonfriend - make sure you enter for your chance to win a complimentary copy! My 7 dragon books have 450+ 5* reviews on Amazon overall and are all Top 100 Bestsellers - i

Dragonfriend MP3-CD Giveaway on GoodReads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway Dragonfriend by Marc Secchia Giveaway ends February 12, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

January specials - book your dragonride now!

Just a quick note on deals running at the moment: 1. Shadow Dragon is on promo in the UK/US at 99c/99p respectively until Jan 27th. Shadow Dragon is the sequel to Aranya and is currently #4 in the US: purchase your discounted copy here 2. Aranya is 99p in the UK only, until 30th January. Tell a fantasy-loving friend! Aranya's currently #6 in the UK in its category. Your fabulous dragonride starts here .