Archive for the ‘Epic Fantasy’ Category

Title: Moment of Reckoning (Nine Kingdoms, Book 7)
Author: Ann Bakshis
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Cover Designer: Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Publication Date: March 27th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Righteousness comes at a price and now payment is due. 

Following the death of her horrid husband, Evander, Honora prayed she would finally be free. However Evander’s master, Dolos, has returned and seeks to claim the Shadows for himself. More than ever, Honora is determined to protect her child by escaping those eager to control them both. 

Yet as painful sins from the past are revealed, those Honora hold dear are forced to relive their worst crimes. Caster’s attempt on his beloved’s life. Lycus’ lust driving him the brink of madness. In light of these ugly truths, Honora must decide if these tragedies are worth risking everything for. 

The epic conclusion has arrived in Moment of Reckoning. The breathtaking finale to the Nine Kingdoms Series written by Ann Bakshis.

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.

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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.   

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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, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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Title: The Reign of Silence
Author: D. Fischer
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Publisher: Divinus Kingdom Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

There are rumors of a crown that will show the true whereabouts of those who were chosen to replace the gods. A crown that once belonged to the late queen of shadows. 

Nefari Ashcroft doesn’t care about rumors. She plans to take it for herself because with it, she can claim what’s rightfully hers: Her title as her peoples’ fated queen. 

First, Nefari must travel to her kingdom – a kingdom that hasn’t witnessed a living soul for a decade. This harrowing journey will test everything and everyone she thought she knew. 

It was prophesied that the shards of a broken kingdom will find the fated queen, but what if these shards slice deeper than glass?

 
 

 

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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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.   

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, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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 Title: The Shape of Darkness

Author: D. Fischer
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Narrator: Zura Johnson
Cover & Trailer Designer: Divinus Kingdom Publishing
Publisher: Divinus Kingdom Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber’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).

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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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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt their own…

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in poisons.

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to a dark circus full of witches.

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner, my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.

Praise for Gravebriar:

 “Spellbinding and rich, Gravebriar is a wildly creative, witchy journey.”

– Heather Lyons, author of The Collectors’ Society

“Casey L. Bond seamlessly weaves a world of magic, intrigue, betrayal, and wonder that you’ll never want to leave, and characters that will become dear to your heart!”

– USA Today bestselling author C.L. Cannon

“Cracking open the pages of Gravebriar was like stepping into a world where witches roamed and magic abounded. I never wanted to leave.”

– Christy Sloat, bestselling author of The Librarian Chronicles

“Casey L. Bond weaves an enchanting world filled with magic and intrigue. Gravebriar is spellbinding and romantic, and will keep you turning the page until the end.”

– USA Today bestselling author Ali Winters

 

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, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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Title: Gravebriar
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Proofread by: Kendra’s Editing and Book Services
Blurb by: The Blurb Doctor
Cover Designer:
Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: March 19th, 2021
Hosted by: LadyAmber’s PR

Blurb:
Sometimes witches hunt
their own… 

Someone knows my secret and they’re wielding it as the weapon of my execution. I stand
accused of poisoning my Gravebriar coven mate. To my fatal regret, I can’t
prove my innocence without revealing the truth I’ve long kept hidden: while
every other Gravebriar witch are green witches and healers, my magic lies in
poisons.
 

There is one witch who believes me – the same boy who was sent to kill me with instructions
to pluck the briars that sprouted from my grave – the only cure for a
Gravebriar witch. Forge Silverthorn will be my undoing… or my salvation.
 

He claims there is a malicious plot vining through the witch town of Cauldron that threatens to
tighten around my throat in a deadly noose. Promising I can escape by seeking
the help of a banished witch who hides our kind in plain sight, he leads me to
a dark circus full of witches.
 

The ringmaster will only help us if we agree to join his circus of uncanny tricks and
diabolical feats for two nights only, using our magic to thrill his patrons. In
exchange for our participation under the big top, he’ll divulge the information
I need to save my coven mate and clear my name.
 

But when dark secrets emerge from the shadows of this promised sanctuary, I’m forced to
decide if I can truly trust anyone, especially Forge… my would-be executioner,
my coven’s sworn enemy, and my could-be love.

Praise for Gravebriar:

 “Spellbinding and rich, Gravebriar is a wildly
creative, witchy journey.” 

– Heather Lyons, author of The Collectors’ Society

“Casey L. Bond seamlessly weaves a world of magic, intrigue, betrayal, and wonder that you’ll
never want to leave, and characters that will become dear to your heart!” 

– USA
Today bestselling author C.L. Cannon

 “Cracking open the pages of Gravebriar was like stepping into a world where witches roamed and
magic abounded. I never wanted to leave.”  

– Christy Sloat, bestselling author of The Librarian Chronicles

 “Casey L. Bond weaves an enchanting world filled with magic and intrigue. Gravebriar is
spellbinding and romantic, and will keep you turning the page until the end.” 


USA Today bestselling author Ali Winters

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, Things That Should Stay Buried, and With Shield and Ink and Bone.

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Title: The Broken Realm
Author: Sarah M. Cradit
Genre: Epic Fantasy, Grimdark Fantasy, Fantasy
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba
Editor: Emily A. Lawrence
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2021
Hosted by: LadyAmber’s PR

Blurb:

The treacherous, magical, seductive world of Kingdom of the White Sea, introduced by USA Today
bestselling fantasy author Sarah M. Cradit in The Kingless Crown, continues in
this thrilling sequel, The Broken Realm.

The crown demanded everything. The kingdom will answer.

Chaos paints the White Kingdom. Missing children, dead nobles, and a daring escape have created
an upheaval that threatens the future of the entire realm.

The lords and ladies are armed with a powerful secret weapon as they prepare to make a stand against
the crown, but the resistance has plenty to overcome before they can claim
triumph. The lord-less Westerlands prepares for war with the formidable Quinlanden
Guard spreading their men and cruelty to every corner of their Reach. In the
Easterlands, the sorcerer Mortain cultivates his ominous influence over the
enslaved Saleen, a decisive threat he could unleash upon the kingdom with a
snap of his finger.

To the kingdom, it appears as if these assaults on their freedom are cosigned by the crown. It
seems only a matter of time before the king’s victory becomes total.

But from his isolated throne in Duncarrow, King Eoghan has discovered his authority is not
absolute. There are other powers at play, as sinister as they are resilient.
Those close to him curate the facts he is fed, keeping him tucked away in the
dark while they issue orders in his name. As his control spirals, and opposing
forces gain ground, the king’s fragile resolve turns to desperation.

Yet, across the kingdom, a quiet but powerful awakening of magic is taking place. One that
began generations ago, on a cold night in Duncarrow…

 Book Links:

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Sarah is the USA Today and International Bestselling Author of contemporary and epic
fantasy.

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: 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.

 

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Title: A Selfish Purpose (Nine Kingdoms, Book 6)
Author: Ann Bakshis
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Cover Designer: Lori Pryzbranowski of Hell Yes Designs
Publication Date: November 25th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:

Many would enslave her. It’s up to Honora to save herself by any means necessary.

 

The power of the Shadows courses through Ora’s veins, making her a prize an onslaught of enemies conspire to claim. To her great regret, they aren’t alone in their desires to exploit her. Evander, her husband, has taken to using her when it suits him, then casting her aside.

 

Greed, arrogance, jealousy, and power: each are selfish masters who dictate the lives of those who allow them into their hearts. All of which Honora has seen far too much of in recent months. Desperate to break free from the noose of cruelty tightening around her, she risks everything to forge her own path. How far will Ora go to turn the tides in Toorkuns? And will the sacrifice required be too steep a price to pay?

 

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.

 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/abakshis

Website: https://annbakshisauthor.com/

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

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

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

The Righteous Man: https://amzn.to/35RuWu6

 

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