Archive for the ‘Epic Fantasy’ Category

 Title: The Shape of Darkness

Author: D. Fischer
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Cover & Trailer Designer: Divinus Kingdom
Publishing
Publisher: Divinus Kingdom Publishing
Publication
Date: January 16
th, 2021
Hosted by: LadyAmber’s PR

 

Blurb:

“Is there anyone you trust, Nefari?” Dao asks. “Yes. I trust death.”

 

For ten years, Nefari Ashcroft, princess of the Shadow Kingdom, has hidden. For ten years,
she’s endured the memory of everyone she’s lost. Half the shadow people are
dead, the other half are enslaved, and her once prosperous kingdom is nothing
but an elaborate mass grave.

 

Now, dark magic has allowed the Queen of Salix to wreak havoc on the realm; wraiths hunt from the
sky, the harvestmen march across the land, and the bone criers pick apart the
flesh of the corpses left behind.

 

Nefari was prophesied to rise and be the sword of the realm. With her bright magic, she
was born to conquer the darkness. And for ten years, she’s trained to do just
that. . .

 

It should be easy, since everyone thought she died the day her kingdom was destroyed. But staying
hidden – remaining ‘nobody’ – is simpler than accepting her past, enduring her
fate, and claiming her crown.

 

This book follows The Woe of Shadows (Heavy Lies the Crown: Prequel).

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

Bestselling and award-winning author D. Fischer is a mother of two very busy boys, a wife to a
wonderful husband, and an owner of two sock-loving German Shorthair Pointers.
They also have a cat named Geralt, but since Geralt adopted them and not the
other way around, the cat is more of a tenant who occasionally purr-purrs for
his rent, if he’s not too busy murdering nerf darts.

Together, these misfits live in Orange City, Iowa.

When D. Fischer isn’t chasing after her children, she spends her time typing like a mad woman
while consuming vast amounts of caffeine. Sometimes, if her husband can manage
to remind her of the real world outside her office window, they hike!

Known for the darker side of imagination, she enjoys freeing her creativity through worlds
that don’t exist, no matter how much we wish they did.

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The Woe of Shadows (Heavy Lies the Crown) is the new Fall read, guys!

A fearless light in the darkest night.

On any normal evening, Amala Ashcroft, Queen of the Shadow People, would feel honored by a God’s presence. But Fate, one of the four Divine Gods, does not visit for pleasantries. He visits to save his realm, his creations, and his legacy.

Amala has no choice. She can feel the darkness rising in the realm and knows her people will be the first to fall. To save her kingdom, she allows Fate to bless her unborn daughter with unimaginable magical gifts.

She can only hope that someday, her daughter will be the sword who cleaves the darkness.

You can grab it here: http://mybook.to/HLTCPRE

 

 

 

Bestselling and award-winning @dfischerauthor is a mother of two very busy boys, a wife to wonderful husband, an owner of two sock-loving German Shorthair Pointers, and a hostage to a sassy orange cat.

Together, they live in Orange City, Iowa.

Known for the darker side of imagination, D. Fischer enjoys freeing her creativity through worlds that don’t exist, no matter how much we wish they did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: The Kingless Crown
Author: Sarah M. Cradit
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba
Publication Date: October 13th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
From the USA Today & International Bestselling author of the Saga of Crimson & Clover comes a gripping new epic fantasy world that will leave you breathless to the very last page.

A crown woven together by lies.

A kingdom with the power to unravel them.

Four Reaches. Four brides. Only a fortnight separates the young women from becoming reluctant queens of the usurper king, Eoghan Rhiagain.

Twenty years earlier, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches, sealing the unions before they could protest, shattering existing betrothals in place of forced alliances.

Now, Eoghan, the cruel boy king who stole his crown through murder, demands the eldest daughters of these unions. To accept is unfathomable. To refuse is treason.

The lords and ladies of the kingdom have no choice but to prepare their beloved daughters for the horrors ahead. But they’ll soon discover there are no longer any daughters left to present. All four have disappeared, painting the world with their rebellion.

Theirs is not the only rebellion. Across the kingdom, little fires light within. From the enigmatic sorcerers in the northern mountains, to the magi who both wield and regulate the kingdom’s magic, and beyond… to a place where two prisoners are not what they seem.

As the Reaches ready themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos.

And there are many who recall, in candlelit secrecy, tales of a time before… 

NOW LIVE!!

Sarah is a USA Today and International Bestselling Author of fantasy fiction, most known for her Saga of Crimson & Clover world. Her work has been described as rich, emotive, and highly dimensional.

An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She’s a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Pennsylvania, her husband and best friend, James, is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

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Title: The
Righteous Man (Nine Kingdoms, Book 5)
Author: Ann
Bakshis
Genre: Epic
Fantasy
Cover Designer:
Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Publication
Date: October 31
st, 2020
Hosted by: Lady
Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Treachery can lie in the heart of any man, from our worst enemy to our
most beloved friend. Some choose to ignore it, while others work on defeating
it no matter the cost—and the cost is always high. However, the Righteous Man
believes he can alter the course of his life to one of redemption and justice
instead of servitude and pain by using deceit and sedition.

 

But, he would be wrong.

 

For Honora, it’s something she’s seen in her previous life as the Shadows
in the form of Macarius, Dolos, and Dermont. Now it takes the shape of someone
she trusts… someone she loves. The betrayal awaiting her is like no other.

 

For the Righteous Man deceives all… none more than himself.

 

I’ve always
loved to write ever since I was young. I would picture myself as the main
character so I could go on adventures. They began as daydreams, which I
eventually put down onto paper. Throughout the years I would write whenever I
got the chance no matter how small the manuscript turned out to be. I’d tried
the traditional method of sending out query letters to agents, but they would
respond with a “thanks, but no thanks” note. I felt discouraged, but kept
writing. I had a lot of encouragement from my mom, my Aunt Jeanne, my daughter,
and my husband. Having the support helped keep me chasing my dream. A few years
ago, I decided to buckle down and get serious about my writing. After some
research and speaking with a friend of my husband, I took the plunge into
self-publishing. I found an editor and a cover designer along with other indie
authors on Facebook. I’ve joined groups and asked advice from writers who have
already been through the steps it takes to get out there. It took me four years
and three versions before I published my first book titled Wasteland. From
there, I’ve completed several series and stand-alones with quite a few more in
progress, so watch for their release.

 

Author Links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3e7QPIF

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13615433.Ann_Bakshis

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abakshis

Website: https://annbakshisauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnBakshisAuthor/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ann-bakshis

Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/34bdc2de49af/aedvwxff0f

 

Buy Links:

Unleashing the
Shadows:
https://amzn.to/3d6QsNk

Beware the
Seer:
https://amzn.to/3d0A9kV

The Loss of
Another:
https://amzn.to/2UPlxyN

Promises
Broken:
https://amzn.to/2EMD6e3

 

 

 

Title: Promises Broken (Nine Kingdoms, Book 4)
Author: Ann Bakshis
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Editor: John Cameron McClain
Cover Designer: Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
A fortunate turn of events has Evander seeing his desires finally being fulfilled, but at a great cost to his wife Honora. Her only wish now is to flee the realm, but that can’t happen until the gate into the lost kingdom of Toorkuns has been unlocked. The moment it is, all the creatures in Reynes will have their full powers restored, and balance of rule will shift to the dark magic beings.
But neither she nor Evander have the nine medallions required to unlock the gate, and there’s very few opportunities available to obtain them without suspicion. Lies will be told, truths unraveled, and deals made that no husband should ever agree to.
Honora plans on reopening the gate… no matter what.
Buy Links:
Unleashing the Shadows: https://amzn.to/3d6QsNk
Beware the Seer: https://amzn.to/3d0A9kV
The Loss of Another: https://amzn.to/2UPlxyN
Promises Broken: https://amzn.to/2EMD6e3

 

I’ve always loved to write ever since I was young. I would picture myself as the main character so I could go on adventures. They began as daydreams, which I eventually put down onto paper. Throughout the years I would write whenever I got the chance no matter how small the manuscript turned out to be. I’d tried the traditional method of sending out query letters to agents, but they would respond with a “thanks, but no thanks” note. I felt discouraged, but kept writing. I had a lot of encouragement from my mom, my Aunt Jeanne, my daughter, and my husband. Having the support helped keep me chasing my dream. A few years ago, I decided to buckle down and get serious about my writing. After some research and speaking with a friend of my husband, I took the plunge into self-publishing. I found an editor and a cover designer along with other indie authors on Facebook. I’ve joined groups and asked advice from writers who have already been through the steps it takes to get out there. It took me four years and three versions before I published my first book titled Wasteland. From there, I’ve completed several series and stand-alones with quite a few more in progress, so watch for their release.
Author Links:
Buy Links:
Unleashing the Shadows: https://amzn.to/3d6QsNk
Beware the Seer: https://amzn.to/3d0A9kV
The Loss of Another: https://amzn.to/2UPlxyN
Promises
Broken:
https://amzn.to/2EMD6e3
 
Title: Things That Should Stay Buried
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy/Mythologya
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover & Trailer Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: August 28th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: 
Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must be bought with blood…

The Zodia are real. Clawing their way from a long-forgotten tomb, they emerge, ravenous to claim everyone born under their star signs. Plotting to resurrect kingdoms no human knew existed, they are driven by a hunger for vengeance against the one who buried them: Aries.
Larken is a natural born sprinter, but even she can’t outrun the darkness closing in. A shelter-in-place order has been issued, causing widespread panic. Some brush the alarm off as a drill, until people begin to disappear… vanishing without a trace. Left with only one option, Larken’s brother does what he must to save her life… and calls forth Aries.
Considered a traitor by his own kind, only Aries has the power to stand against the Zodia. But he can’t do it alone. Mystically bonded to Larken, the pair must band together for the fight to come if either hope to make it out alive. Neither anticipated the passion that would ignite between them. Yet, in a world suddenly thrust into chaos, it may be the key to their survival.
The Zodia are out for blood with their attentions inexplicably focused on Larken. When long buried truths finally come to light, will their love be their salvation or their curse?
“A mesmerizing and haunting twist on a familiar tale you don’t want to miss. “ – Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author of the Hidden Wings Series
“Casey L. Bond reaches for the stars to bring us Things That Should Stay Buried. The Zodia are beautiful, dangerous and to die for.”- New York Times Bestselling Author Chanda Hahn

Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.

Author Links:

 

Title: Things That Should Stay Buried
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy/Mythologya
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover & Trailer Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: August 28th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: 
Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must be bought with blood…

The Zodia are real. Clawing their way from a long-forgotten tomb, they emerge, ravenous to claim everyone born under their star signs. Plotting to resurrect kingdoms no human knew existed, they are driven by a hunger for vengeance against the one who buried them: Aries.
Larken is a natural born sprinter, but even she can’t outrun the darkness closing in. A shelter-in-place order has been issued, causing widespread panic. Some brush the alarm off as a drill, until people begin to disappear… vanishing without a trace. Left with only one option, Larken’s brother does what he must to save her life… and calls forth Aries.
Considered a traitor by his own kind, only Aries has the power to stand against the Zodia. But he can’t do it alone. Mystically bonded to Larken, the pair must band together for the fight to come if either hope to make it out alive. Neither anticipated the passion that would ignite between them. Yet, in a world suddenly thrust into chaos, it may be the key to their survival.
The Zodia are out for blood with their attentions inexplicably focused on Larken. When long buried truths finally come to light, will their love be their salvation or their curse?
“A mesmerizing and haunting twist on a familiar tale you don’t want to miss. “ – Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author of the Hidden Wings Series
“Casey L. Bond reaches for the stars to bring us Things That Should Stay Buried. The Zodia are beautiful, dangerous and to die for.”- New York Times Bestselling Author Chanda Hahn

Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.

Author Links

 

Title: The Loss
of Another (Nine Kingdoms, Book 3)
Author: Ann
Bakshis
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Editor: John
Cameron McClain
Cover Designer:
Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Publication Date: June 17th,
2020
Hosted by: Lady
Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Another kingdom has
fallen. One that had been ruled by a cruel, callous man. Geron was never
considered a desirable kingdom by anyone in Reynes, but now that it has no
ruler the whores, bastards, and criminals who call that land home begin to
spread their poison, infiltrating the other kingdoms with their depravity.Seven
kingdoms now remain of the original nine, but only six meet at a royal
gathering to determine Geron’s fate and the safety of the realm. Honora finds
herself unprepared for the aftermath of her brother Lycus actions, as she’s
pulled into a dispute forged by the ruling kings and queens vying for control
over the home she shared with him. Evander sees this gathering as a perfect
opportunity to collect the medallions he needs, but he’ll have to be very
persuasive in liberating them from their owners without divulging his true
identity, or intentions.
 

 

 Buy Links:
Unleashing the Shadows: https://amzn.to/3d6QsNk
Beware the Seer: https://amzn.to/3d0A9kV
The Loss of Another: https://amzn.to/2UPlxyN
I’ve always
loved to write ever since I was young. I would picture myself as the main
character so I could go on adventures. They began as daydreams, which I
eventually put down onto paper. Throughout the years I would write whenever I
got the chance no matter how small the manuscript turned out to be. I’d tried
the traditional method of sending out query letters to agents, but they would
respond with a “thanks, but no thanks” note. I felt discouraged, but kept
writing. I had a lot of encouragement from my mom, my Aunt Jeanne, my daughter,
and my husband. Having the support helped keep me chasing my dream. A few years
ago, I decided to buckle down and get serious about my writing. After some
research and speaking with a friend of my husband, I took the plunge into
self-publishing. I found an editor and a cover designer along with other indie
authors on Facebook. I’ve joined groups and asked advice from writers who have
already been through the steps it takes to get out there. It took me four years
and three versions before I published my first book titled Wasteland. From
there, I’ve completed several series and stand-alones with quite a few more in
progress, so watch for their release.

 

Title: The Kingless
Crown
Author: Sarah
M. Cradit
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Cover Designer:
Regina Wamba
Publication
Date: October 13
th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady
Amber’s PR

Blurb:
From the USA Today
& International Bestselling author of the Saga of Crimson & Clover
comes a gripping new epic fantasy world that will leave you breathless to the
very last page.

A crown woven
together by lies.

A kingdom with the
power to unravel them.

Four Reaches. Four
brides. Only a fortnight separates the young women from becoming reluctant
queens of the usurper king, Eoghan Rhiagain.

Twenty years
earlier, King Eoghan’s father cunningly devised marriages between the highborn
sons and daughters of the oft-warring Reaches, sealing the unions before they
could protest, shattering existing betrothals in place of forced alliances.

Now, Eoghan, the
cruel boy king who stole his crown through murder, demands the eldest daughters
of these unions. To accept is unfathomable. To refuse is treason.

The lords and ladies
of the kingdom have no choice but to prepare their beloved daughters for the
horrors ahead. But they’ll soon discover there are no longer any daughters left
to present. All four have disappeared, painting the world with their rebellion.

Theirs is not the
only rebellion. Across the kingdom, little fires light within. From the
enigmatic sorcerers in the northern mountains, to the magi who both wield and
regulate the kingdom’s magic, and beyond… to a place where two prisoners are not
what they seem.

As the Reaches ready
themselves to face the king, the kingdom hovers on the edge of chaos.

And there are many
who recall, in candlelit secrecy, tales of a time before…
 

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!

Sarah is a USA
Today and International Bestselling Author of fantasy fiction, most known for
her Saga of Crimson & Clover world. Her work has been described as rich,
emotive, and highly dimensional.

An unabashed
geek, Sarah enjoys studying subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic
dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the
Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel,
Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration
(though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She’s a self-professed expert at
crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned
professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens
in public). When at home in Pennsylvania, her husband and best friend, James,
is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

 

Author Links:
FacebookTwitterInstagramReader GroupPinterest
WebsiteNewsletter | Amazon | Bookbub

Title: Things That Should Stay Buried
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy/Mythology
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover & Trailer Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: August 28th, 2020
Blurb:
Some destinies are written in the stars. Others must be bought with blood…
The Zodia are real. Clawing their way from a long-forgotten tomb, they emerge, ravenous to claim everyone born under their star signs. Plotting to resurrect kingdoms no human knew existed, they are driven by a hunger for vengeance against the one who buried them: Aries.
Larken is a natural born sprinter, but even she can’t outrun the darkness closing in. A shelter-in-place order has been issued, causing widespread panic. Some brush the alarm off as a drill, until people begin to disappear… vanishing without a trace. Left with only one option, Larken’s brother does what he must to save her life… and calls forth Aries.
Considered a traitor by his own kind, only Aries has the power to stand against the Zodia. But he can’t do it alone. Mystically bonded to Larken, the pair must band together for the fight to come if either hope to make it out alive. Neither anticipated the passion that would ignite between them. Yet, in a world suddenly thrust into chaos, it may be the key to their survival.
The Zodia are out for blood with their attentions inexplicably focused on Larken. When long buried truths finally come to light, will their love be their salvation or their curse?
“A mesmerizing and haunting twist on a familiar tale you don’t want to miss. “ – Cameo Renae, USA Today bestselling author of the Hidden Wings Series
“Casey L. Bond reaches for the stars to bring us Things That Should Stay Buried. The Zodia are beautiful, dangerous and to die for.”- New York Times Bestselling Author Chanda Hahn
Casey Bond lives in West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. She likes goats and yoga, but hasn’t tried goat yoga because the family goat is so big he might break her back. Seriously, he’s the size of a pony. Her favorite books are the ones that contain magical worlds and flawed characters she would want to hang out with. Most days of the week, she writes young adult fantasy books, letting her imaginary friends spill onto the blank page.
Casey is the award-winning author of When Wishes Bleed, the Frenzy series, and fairy tale retellings such as Riches to Rags, Savage Beauty, Unlocked and Brutal Curse. Learn more about her work at http://www.authorcaseybond.com.

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Only inches separated us. He leaned in and let the tip of his horn rake into my hair. I shouldn’t have liked it. I should’ve turned away from him. But his hand was warm and rough on my side, and for whatever reason – whether it was the pledge or not – Aries wanted to touch me. And I needed to feel something other than fear.
I liked the feel of his hand on my hip as it slid down and pulled me closer. Closer. Closer.
Until my chest bumped against his and he inhaled loudly. A strangled sound escaped his parted lips.
I reached up and brushed my fingertips over his horn and watched him shudder. His eyes, when they weren’t focused on my lips, tracked my every movement.
He closed them as I let my fingertips graze his horn again, drifting over every obsidian bump and ridge. His hand tightened against my side, the tips of his claws digging in ever so slightly. His free hand cupped my jaw as a rumble tore from his chest.
“You tempt me,” he said. There was tension, accusation, and something more profound in his voice.
The dark slashes that were his eyebrows furrowed as I lowered my hand, taking it away from his horn and brushing it down his chest, over his black tunic. His breath hitched as I slid it back up to toy with the hair at the nape of his neck. I didn’t know what came over me.
Maybe it was the fact that he was so close, or the gravity of the situation in which we’d found ourselves. Or the brazen but reverent way he held his hand against my skin, against the mark. Maybe it was the look in his eyes that told me he wanted me to touch him back.
Whatever it was, something had shifted between me and Aries… something dangerous. Because if I was going to survive him, I couldn’t allow myself to fall for him.