Portals Cover Reveal and Blurbs

 

Portals
A fantasy anthology
Fantasy 
By Various Authors
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: June 5, 2014

 
Ordinary World by Laurie Treacy
 
Imagine a new neighbor moves next door, a creepy guy who gives fifteen year-old Amy Silva the willies? Amy wonders what the stone archway in the backyard is for. Her life becomes even more stressful when her family reveals they’re witches. 
 
Could Amy’s new neighbor have anything to do with a local girl’s disappearance or be a threat to her magical loved ones?
 
 
Maronda’s Quest by Christy Thomas
 
The Grand Wizard has decreed Maronda enter the Portal of Life to embark upon a quest of great importance, but despite her Ma’s claims it is a blessing, premonitions of danger persist.
 
Lenox works to prove his worth to wed her, his true love, but it appears a wizard plots to remove him from Maronda’s life forever. To secure their future together, Lenox decides to accompany her on the quest, even if forbidden. He must ultimately choose between using his dragon fighting skills which could lead to his death, or give Maronda her greatest desire.
 
In the end, it’s Maronda who must learn to live with the consequences of his decision
 
Mexmur, the Huntress by Anna Simpson
 
Long ago a dragonkeeper betrayed his charges. To bring back magic, to set things right, Mexmur is sent through the portal.
 
Can she succeed armed with only a poem, talon and blade.
 
 
Entrance of Lost Souls by Echo Shea
 
A guardian to the entrances between worlds, Gladys has been called to bring a little girl back from Fairyland. Passing through the Entrance of Lost Souls is no fun, neither is hunting down a deranged banshee, but what is a guardian to do?
 
And, is the banshee really kidnapping the girl…or saving her from something else?
 
Where Once were Hearts by Havva Murat
 
After losing both his parents, his entire fortune and his childhood sweetheart, Master Bartholomew Battlesby sets out into the wilds of Northern England to make the acquaintance of his only surviving relation, the landed recluse, Mr. Horatio Grimsby who has an eerie penchant for both tinkering and clockwork. But, on finding his relation dead, with a gaping hole in his chest, and the beautiful, but scornful, Miss Evangeline Witherop ruling in his place, Bartholomew learns there is more than one way to lose your heart.
 
Can Bartholomew reignite the spirit of love and mercy within Miss Witherop, or will he suffer the same fate as his poor, heartless cousin?
 
The Lunatic Queen by Michael Siciliano
 
The land of Mershinka has been thrown into perpetual night. Their King is dead and a moon witch, known as The Night Queen, rules from the royal palace in Grosnov. An endless fog shrouds the land, killing crops and starving the populace. Cold-eyed enforcers put down rebellions while volksa, twisted wolf-creatures, roam the mists looking for prey. Many have given up hope and wait for the inevitable end. All seems lost.
 
Two teenagers, Pavel and Tamara, devise a plan to kill Vazya the Night Queen when the moons Kainsk and Seresnya are down, end the stifling enchantment, and bring the sun back to their dying land. But, they need a watch to tell time, a compass to guide them through the mists, weapons to fight off Vazya’s minions, and all the courage they can muster.

 
 

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARCs of Love’s Sorrow by Terri Rochenski!



Love’s Sorrow
Means of Mercy #1
Sweet, Historical Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2014

Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.

Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.


The first in the Means of Mercy series, this historical romance has been likened to Downton Abby.

And Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!

You don’t even have to be a blogger.

If you are willing to leave an honest review between the dates April 21st and May 16th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of April 12th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.



Thanks so much, & best of luck!

Spring has sprung

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I love Spring. New life. Green, my favorite color, is everywhere.

As a writer, I am doomed to always see at least two sides to everything. I look for the good, and the bad, and if there is another side, I’ll find it. There is the allergies I am forced to suffer.

We now have a beautiful lawn, thanks to all the rain we had over the weekend. It is freshly cut and a beautiful sight as I sit on the front porch. What can be a down side to this? It took a while to find it, but as with each season, the sun is located at a different point in the sky. Now, where I normally sit, I have the sun beating down on me. For me, it is a negative thing, but other people may love to bask in the sun. Another interesting thing, different characters will see the same thing different ways!

I’m not a negative person by nature, but I have found it beneficial to my writing to look at everything from multiple view points. (It has ruined me. I can no longer talk politics with anyone.)

I encourage you to look for the good in everything, even if it first seems bad.

Feel free to leave me a comment about anything. I’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy your Spring,
Christy