Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Category

 

Title: Snow Queen
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Fantasy
Photographer: Regina Wamba
Illustrated by James Vallesteros
Publication Date: September 24th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
A curse turned her heart to ice, but only true love can melt it.
Cyrus, the possessor demon lord is dead, but his final battle left Hawaii in turmoil. Hundreds of people are wounded, and the aftermath of a volcanic eruption has kept the survivors busy with cleanup. Schools are closed and stores are being rebuilt. Life is almost back to normal, except for Ikelia, Eli’s mother.
Eligor, Eli’s father, is still trapped inside the Keeper crystal. Ikelia is unable to free him, so she asks Davin, the head of the Chosen Knights, to travel to her past. He takes her to the moment she first became the Snow Queen in search of the clue she needs. They learn they must go to Kaneana Cave, home to a legend about a Shark Man who lures human through a smaller opening in the cave and eats them. So Davin rounds up the team. But what they find there might mean the end for Ikelia and the Chosen Knights.
Mary is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.
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Title: Queen of Midnight
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Stephanie Sew of Sevenstar Book Covers
Publication Date: November 30th, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
At the Midnight Ball, your fate is in your hands…
Since learning the truth of her lineage, and battling not only her own demons, but actual demons, Grace must face one more challenge.
To find out who her birth father is, Grace must unite all the worlds.
But history will be rewritten before she can rally an alliance.
How can she show them she is fit to be queen, when she doesn’t believe she can be queen herself?
In the final epic instalment of the Midnight Ball series,
Grace Chancellor must journey not only within herself, but to the ends of the earth in order to restore peace throughout the kingdoms.
The fate of the worlds rests on the shoulders of one young queen.
Can she become the queen prophecy foretold?
Or remain only a girl with magic in her blood?
 
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: Phoenix Rise
Author: Karina Espinosa
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Cover Designer: Covers by Juan
Publication Date: October 16th, 2020
Blurb:
For someone who can’t die, it felt as if I were already dead.
He took everything from me and I don’t have the energy or fight in me
to get it back. Not that I could. What he took is long gone and never
coming back.
The pain of what he did—what I did—will haunt me for the rest of my
life. That is until I met a certain angel in the cell next to mine and
I knew I couldn’t give up yet. Everything might have been taken from
me, but I was not alone. Far from it.
To gain my freedom, I made a deal with the devil, but will that deal
burn me in the end?
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Karina Espinosa is the Urban Fantasy Author of the Mackenzie Grey novels and The Last Valkyrie series. An avid reader throughout her life, the world of Urban Fantasy easily became an obsession that turned into a passion for writing strong leading characters with authentic story arcs. When she isn’t writing badass heroines, you can find this self-proclaimed nomad in her South Florida home binge watching the latest series on Netflix or traveling far and wide for the latest inspiration for her books. Follow her on social media!
 
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Title: Crown of Lies
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Designer: Stephanie Sew of Sevenstar Book Covers
Publication Date: August 31st, 2020
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
At the Midnight Ball, not everyone is who they say they are…
Still haunted by the events that took place in Underworld, Grace seeks refuge back home in Sydlandia.
But it is not a vacation.
She put her life in the palace on hold to find out who she was, but she still has to put her parents to rest.
When she discovers her mother’s diary hidden in the back of her closet, more secrets are unveiled…
Secrets that will take her to the precipice of another world – a third world unknown.
And lead Grace on a new adventure, one that will either make her,
Or break her.
Crown of Lies is the second instalment of the much-anticipated new YA fantasy series from L.L. Hunter, and the sequel to Reign of Secrets.
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens – everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog – http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.
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Title: The Fae Prophecy
Author: Toni Cox
Genre: YA Fantasy
Editor: Sam Talarico
Cover Designer: Julie Nicolls
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Blurb:
Amongst the chaos of the magical kingdom of Draeguard being attacked by strange dark magic, fae princess Dana discovers she has mysterious powers. To save her the king begs her to leave him to his fate.
Now Dana must unravel the mysteries of her powers while fending for herself in a land she thought she knew all while finding a way to save her father and the kingdom.
Moonstones, a witch, dark elves, and a wolf shifter all stand in her way as she tries to absolve her father of the atrocities the fae folk accuse him of.
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Princess Dana’s father is back on the throne, but the constant attacks of dark magic undermine his rulership. With the dark elves now in possession of some of the moonstones, the balance of power has shifted.
Desperate, Princess Dana once again seeks the help of the witch and the wolf shifter, but she can’t always be certain if they are friend or foe.
Her only hope to save the kingdom is to return the moonstones to the fae palace but to do so requires that they travel to the enchanted forest of Raven Hall.
Forest wolves, malicious plants, and a gryphon turn this into a perilous journey.
Blurb:
A long-kept secret changes the face of the kingdom of Draeguard, and Princess Dana faces yet more life-altering decisions.
Although Arianna has returned to the fae kingdom and pledged her allegiance, her presence there is more problematic than Dana could ever have imagined.
The dark elves, livid at their defeat in the woods, summon a secret weapon, and ready themselves for battle, resuming their attacks on the country of Wiltera.
Desperate for help, the fae princess leaves the magical realm and steps into the human world.
A price on her head, deceit, and assassination all threaten the success of her quest.
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The fae kingdom has suffered the most significant loss after the last fight with the dark elves.

 

After a personal attack on Princess Dana, she decides to take matters into her own hands. No longer does she believe that the kingdom of Draeguard will be able to save Wiltera.
It is now up to her to return the stones to the fae and to enact the new laws as she promised the country.
With a ragtag army of legendaries, she marches forth to fulfil her prophecy.
A magical forest, light elves, dark elves, and trickery lie before them. The planets’ alignment with the moon is drawing nearer, and so is their impending doom.
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Born in Germany in 1976, Toni Cox moved to South Africa in 1991. Although she has spent much of her working career in the timber wholesale business, she is also an accomplished horse rider, has a diploma in project management, photography, and nutrition, and has a passion for books and all things fantasy.
From a young age, her dream had always been to put her imagination into words – give the stories life. When she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2013, she decided life is too short not to follow her dream. So, with the support of her husband and three children, she began writing book 1 of the Elemental Trilogy in January 2015.
Toni Cox writes Epic Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy, Sci-Fi Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian Fantasy, and Dark Fantasy. She is a firm believer in dragons.
 
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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: Snow Queen
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Fantasy
Photographer: Regina Wamba
Illustrated by James Vallesteros
Publication Date: September 24th, 2020
Blurb:
A curse turned her heart to ice, but only true love can melt it.
Cyrus, the possessor demon lord is dead, but his final battle left Hawaii in turmoil. Hundreds of people are wounded, and the aftermath of a volcanic eruption has kept the survivors busy with cleanup. Schools are closed and stores are being rebuilt. Life is almost back to normal, except for Ikelia, Eli’s mother.
Eligor, Eli’s father, is still trapped inside the Keeper crystal. Ikelia is unable to free him, so she asks Davin, the head of the Chosen Knights, to travel to her past. He takes her to the moment she first became the Snow Queen in search of the clue she needs. They learn they must go to Kaneana Cave, home to a legend about a Shark Man who lures human through a smaller opening in the cave and eats them. So Davin rounds up the team. But what they find there might mean the end for Ikelia and the Chosen Knights.
Mary is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.
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Title: The Fate of Crowns
Author: Rebecca L. Garcia
Genre: YA Fantasy
Editor: Novel Nurse Editing
Cover Designer: Dark Wish Designs
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Blurb:
With my brother’s death came the crown and all the trappings that accompany it. Now, my father—the most dangerous man in Magaelor—seeks to control my future.
But fate has other plans.
Thrown into mer-filled waters, I’m dragged into the rival kingdom of Berovia. Surrounded by those who murdered my brother and wished my entire family dead, I must battle my way back to my kingdom. There, a century’s old division between the fae and sorcerers is breaking down with threats of war.
A marriage between myself and the dark fae prince could bring peace to the realm. But it would mean turning my back on my magic. The choice is mine. Will I allow myself to become the exalted Queen of everything? Or be reduced to a cautionary tale as the shattered princess of nothing?
 
Rebecca lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her husband and son. Originally from England, you can find her drinking tea, writing new worlds, and designing covers.  She writes young adult fantasy. She devoured every book she was given, with the first being Harry Potter. She fell in love with magical worlds, and when she got older, her imagination grew with her. She implements royalty into her books because she adores historical monarchies. Her favorite TV shows are Reign and The Tudors.
When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, you can find her traveling, and hosting book signings with Spellbinding Events.
Each event supports a different charity where a portion of the profits go, as well as bringing together authors and readers from different states. Check out more here: spellbindingevents.com
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Title: Everwinter
Author: R.J. Lloyd
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Editor: Misty Polish & Genevieve Scholl
Cover Designer: Misty Polish
Publisher: Digital Quill Services
Release Date: July 20th, 2020
Blurb:
Typically, my daily routine is to get up, enjoy my hot chocolate, go to work at my book store, go home, cook, clean, read a book and go to bed.
Simple. Relaxing. Calm.
But not all days go as planned.
Nope. Some days, you get up, have your morning hot chocolate, go to work, head home only to be portalled to another world. I’ve done my best to try to fit in. But while changing my clothes seemed reasonable, sharing a bed with their king put an entirely new level of complication on things.
Try to sort out your day when that happens. Especially when nobody in your new surroundings knows how you got there, let alone how to get you home.
 
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R.J. Lloyd started off as a romance writer under another pen name. However, R.J. is the side of this award winning, best selling author that delves into fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, paranormal and all things action and spooky that she loves so much.
A Detroit area based author, R.J. writes both novels and short stories, always looking for the next interesting and slightly off kilter character to follow on an adventure with.
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“What do you want to know?” I made my way over and sat on the couch, turning toward him, a leg propped up under me.
“All about you and how you became this woman. Why you became this woman when you could have turned dark. You could have lost your humanity and given in to the evils of your magic.” He threw his arm up over the back of the sofa.
Title: Crossroads
Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Fantasy
Blurb:
Protecting her from the Fallen was his duty.
Falling in love was never part of his plan.
Loving her was forbidden.
Being with her was all that mattered, even if it meant he would be exiled for all eternity.
Claudia Emerson’s life is about to change when her good friend, who coincidentally shares the same first and last name, dies in a tragic accident. Distraught at the loss of her friend, Claudia’s dreams become tumultuous, and through them she mysteriously travels to another world called Crossroads. There, she unexpectedly meets Michael, a nephilim–half angel, half human. Now that she’s been there, Fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special, and it is up to Michael and the other nephilim to protect her. Her dream becomes a nightmare as more secrets are revealed about who she really is, and the true identities of the people she loves most.
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Mary is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.
Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.
Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.
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