Legends of Windemere Holiday #Sale! 6 #Fantasy eBooks for $2!

For all you fans of high fantasy, magic, and strange creatures, here’s an amazing offer from an amazing author. Hurry and take advantage of this sale. It’s such a good deal you’ll want to buy a bundle for yourself and a loved one! (Or even just someone you like … ).

Legends of Windemere

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LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE
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*This Book Bundle contains the first 3 volumes of the LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE fantasy series.*

Every hero must take that first courageous step into adventure. For Luke Callindor, it’s more of a blind stumble. From battling a demonic assassin to facing the family he left behind, this warrior’s adventuring career has been one awkward mistake after another. Most days the only things that keep him alive, yet never unharmed, are his trusted friends and his reckless courage. How long can his luck hold out before the gods of Windemere decide to cut his legend short?

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Live on Amazon Kindle: Sleeper of the Wildwood Fugue by Charles E. Yallowitz!

LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE:
SLEEPER OF THE WILDWOOD FUGUE
LIVE on Amazon Kindle!

The final champion stirs and reaches out to any who can hear her voice. Yet all who heed her call will disappear into the misty fugue.

Awakening their new ally is only the beginning as Luke, Nyx, and their friends head south to the desert city of Bor’daruk. Hunting for another temple once used to seal Baron Kernaghan, they are unaware that the game of destiny has changed. Out for blood and pain, Stephen is determined to make Luke wish he’d never set out to become a hero.

By the time the sun sets on Bor’daruk, minds will be shattered and the champions’ lives will be changed forever.

Don’t forget to mark it as ‘To Read’ on Goodreads too!

Charles E. Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz

About the Author:

Charles Yallowitz was born and raised on Long Island, NY, but he has spent most of his life wandering his own imagination in a blissful haze. Occasionally, he would return from this world for the necessities such as food, showers, and Saturday morning cartoons. One day he returned from his imagination and decided he would share his stories with the world. After his wife decided that she was tired of hearing the same stories repeatedly, she convinced him that it would make more sense to follow his dream of being a fantasy author. So, locked within the house under orders to shut up and get to work, Charles brings you Legends of Windemere. He looks forward to sharing all of his stories with you and his wife is happy he finally has someone else to play with.

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Read the Previous Volumes of Legends of Windemere!!!

BEGINNING OF A HERO

PRODIGY OF RAINBOW TOWER

ALLURE OF THE GYPSIES

FAMILY OF THE TRI-RUNE

THE COMPASS KEY

CURSE OF THE DARK WIND

A Different Kind of Book Review: Changelings: Into the Mist by Katie Sullivan

Hello, Dear Reader.  I am raising myself from the near-dead to offer you another in my unplanned series of “a different kind of book review.”  And this book  is so worth me rallying myself to the computer.  I hope you enjoy the review.  Even more so, I hope you buy this book!

Changelings

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Misty closed the book, brushed her hand across the green patterned cover, and then reopened it to a dog-eared page.  Her fingers traced the words while she read them quietly to herself:  “Real life was out there, away from the nuns and their rules, and away from the tiny village below, where nothing ever changed.”  Misty would argue that she had spent her whole young life believing “real life” was “out there,” outside the small impoverished coastal town she grew up in, outside the prison that had been her home for two years.  Nothing ever changed in Oyster Point, and nothing ever changed in prison.  And because of that, this book–Changelings: Into the Mist–had been a godsent for her.

The novel was given as a gift by the prison librarian, Lorene.  Misty closed the book and  hugged it to her chest.  This novel of changelings, Fae, and magic, time travel and Irish lore might have saved her life, at least her sanity while she was looking down twenty years in prison.  And almost like magic, she had been pulled through to another world.

She looked over at the twin bed next to hers.  She thought it was funny that Sarah had chosen to share Misty’s room rather than stay with Michael in his.  She was glad for it, though.  She didn’t want to be alone.  Not yet.  Sarah, she thought, was something like the characters in this novel.  Sean and Maureen, although they were teenagers, 15, 16 years old, and Sarah was a lot older than that, Misty knew.  Maybe 26?  Sarah was headstrong like Maureen.  She took risks.

But when they first met, she seemed very quiet and clear-headed.  She didn’t seem like someone who would body slam men twice her size.  She could imagine Maureen doing that with Sean cringing in the corner.  Misty laughed and started leafing through the book.   After a few minutes, Sarah came out of the bathroom.  A light odor of patchouli followed her out as she padded over to the empty bed and sat down.

“Did you finish the novel?”  Sarah idly towel-dried her long curly red hair.  For a moment, Misty imagined a band of shimmering flowers encircling her head.

Misty nodded.  “Do you like to read?”  She felt hesitant.  Other than Lorene and Michael, she had never really talked about books to anyone.  Most people thought she was too stupid because she hadn’t finished high school.

“I love to read.  So, tell me, what’s this about?”  Sarah leaned over for a closer look at the cover.  “I love that cover.”

“Well, it’s about two teenagers–Sean and Maureen–and how they get pulled back through time because they’re what you call changelings.  And there’s Dub–.”  Misty laughed to cover her embarrassment.  “I don’t know if I’m saying his name right, so I think of him as D.  He’s a Druid, but he’s a mortal man.  That’s what he keeps saying although I can’t think of any mortal man who can do the things he does.”

Sarah wrapped the towel around her head and propped herself up against the pillows.  Better make myself comfortable, she thought.  Misty’s gearing up.

“Anyway, I can’t say I totally understand.  I mean, so much happens.  Well, first off, Maureen and Sean are orphans and even though they’re treated okay by the nuns, it’s a boring life.  Oh, it starts in 1958.  Well, they wind up falling through time, all the way to 16th century.  They wind up working with pirates, while they’re also trying to figure out a way to get back to their own time.  Then D shows up and he tries to help them, but something goes wrong and instead of going all the way back to their original time, they get stuck in 1916.  There’s something called The Rising that supposed to happen and they get involved with that.  But most of that is Maureen’s doing.  Sean tries to stop her from getting involved because, you know, she could change history, but she won’t listen to him.  I didn’t understand why at first but later, when they try again to get home and they wind up among the Fae–”

Sarah put up her hand.  It was taking every ounce of her strength to keep from laughing as Misty froze in mid-sentence.  She had only known Misty for a short while, but the difference between the meek young girl at the prison and the spirited teenager before her this moment was breathtaking.

“I take it that you enjoy this novel?”

“Oh, yes!  Five thumbs up!”  Misty laughed.  She knew that she could be a motor-mouth once she felt free to talk, once she felt someone was really listening.  “It’s so much fun, but scary too in some parts.  There’s three parts to the novel, actually, but it’s all about Ireland.  The pirates, the rebellion, the Fae.  It’s all Ireland.  Kind of makes me want to go there, you know?  The third part is one the one that really scared me at times, you know, because it’s about the fairies and magic and a very evil king.  D again tries to help but he needs help himself.  And the king is so evil that his own daughter is against him, and she works with D to try and save Maureen and Sean.  And what’s really cool is the author includes a bunch of stuff at the back, like a list of the characters, how to pronounce some of the words, and she even tells you what is true and what she made up.”

Misty held up the book as if appraising it.  “You know, if textbooks were written like this, I might have done better in school.”

“Does it end happily?”  Sarah thought this was an innocent question and so was perplexed when Misty hesitated.

“Well … .  Yes and no.  It doesn’t really end.  I mean, you could say it ends if you just want to read the one novel, but this is part of a series.  And I’m glad for that because I want to read more about Maureen and Sean and especially D.”  Misty paused for a moment and a slight flush colored her cheeks.  “D kind of remains me of Michael.  I know he blames himself for what happened to me.  D is responsible for Maureen and Sean.  And like D tries to save them, Michael risked his own life to try and save mine.”

Without a word, Sarah went over to Misty and the two women wrapped their arms around each other.  Sarah could feel a slight shudder as Misty gave way to tears that had been building up for too long.

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And now, Dear Reader, make your way over to any of the vendors/websites listed below to get your copy of Changelings:  Into the Mist.  Actually, you will want to get two copies:  one for yourself, of course, and one for a young reader.  The novel is listed as appropriate for grade levels 4 through 12, but, trust me, you don’t have to a youngster to enjoy the ride Changelings will take you on.

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Changelings: Into the Mist is HERE!

Changelingscover Changelings. They were the descendants of Man and Fae. They walked between worlds – as healers, mystics, even kings – but no more. He thought he was the last, alone and lost, until the day he saw them.

Irish teens Maureen O’Malley and Sean McAndrew are lost in time. To find a way home, they must curry favor with pirates, dodge a revolution, and defy a king out of Ireland’s deepest legends.

They are Changelings, and they have magic in their blood – magic, which will rekindle a centuries-old war that threatens to tear the very fabric of time.

Pirates and rebels and myths, oh my!

Changelings: Into the Mist is the first book in the exciting Changelings series, and it is available in print and digital from Amazon today!

And, check out the IndieGoGo Campaign for your opportunity to not only have Katie sign your copy of Changelings, but to get some gorgeous perks – all while helping an indie author fund her ongoing marketing campaign.

Chapter One

I sat in the grove of my own creation and stared out at a world and a people descended of mine own. As I watched, trees gave way to stone and the Many lost their claim to the priests of the One.

Then the wheel turned. The sacred trees grew around my effigy of stone and the Many came out of hiding. I sat in my grove and watched a world outside my imagination, willing it to see.

She saw. She saw me with uncanny green eyes – the green eyes of my mother and her mother before her: witch’s eyes.

Joy rose in me. It was time – time to join the world after years of solitude, time to act after centuries of stillness.

I closed my eyes and reached across the barrier, to touch my future and my past…

Advanced praise for Changelings: Into the Mist

“It’s a love-letter to Ireland.” ~ Helena Hann-Basquiat, Memoirs of a Dilettante, Vol. One

“Katie Sullivan has penned an imaginative, entertaining debut novel.” ~ Andra Watkins, To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis (GoodReads Review)

Get your copy today!

Katie SullivanAbout the Author

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in the American Midwest with her son, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). She can be found writing with said character weekly at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

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The Compass Key Blog Tour!

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Available on Amazon for $2.99!
Listed on Goodreads!
Dive back into a world of fantasy adventure with Legends of Windemere: The Compass Key!

Book Blurb:

Swords will clash and spells will fly in the newest adventure of young warrior Luke Callindor, Nyx the magic-flinging caster, and their friends.

With Sari captured by their enemies, the champions of Windemere are determined to get her back and destroy the Lich’s castle. Little do they realize, their battles in the Caster Swamp are only the beginning of this adventure. Trinity and her Chaos Elves have invaded the city of Gaia in search of a relic called the Compass Key. Rumored to be the key to rescuing Sari from a magical island, our heroes are in a race to find the mysterious artifact.

Which side will claim the Compass Key? And, what will our heroes do when they’re faced with an enemy whose evil power overshadows anything they have ever faced?

New to Windemere? Then check it Volumes 1-4 of this exciting series by CLICKING ON THEIR COVERS!

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“I greatly enjoyed the vivid characters, the gripping plot, and the refreshingly unique writing style (present tense).

“This the start of a great series and i cant wait to read to read more.

“FANTASTIC, RIVETING READING. Great characters, fantasy, magic, mystery and adventure all in one series.” – S/F Old Reader 1962

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Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

“There is plenty of drama and action; everyone has a battle or crisis at some point in the story. The adventure, betrayal, loss, and grief throughout this installment makes it a must read for any upper MG or YA.” – Lilysback

“The series kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for more.” – C. Dewey

“This book is a wonderful mix of magic, mystery and adventure. With well developed characters. I look forward to the next installment.” – Amazon Customer

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Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

“The action is very well written and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Also the story is engaging and it flows very well and it keeps your attention right up until the very last page.” –

“This book is alive with great action new characters and unexpected twists.” -Eugene Chambliss

“One of the things I love most about this series are all the characters! They are developed so well that I feel like I know them personally. Even the newly introduced characters fit in immediately.” -BarbBookWorm

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Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

Cover Art by Jason Pedersen

“This book follows a linear path from the last book in the series, and this series has everything; intrigue, battles, romance(but not too mushy), plot intelligence, and great storytelling. Really looking forward to the next book!” -lala

“This book would easily compare to Brooks, and sets a good pace. Looks forward to next chapters.” -Mark Potterf Sr

“I really enjoy the battle scenes and the inventiveness and creativity of the author. There is also further character development as we get to know them just a little bit more. The fights are fast paced and held my interest.” -Pamela Beckford

Enjoy the adventure!

A Different Kind of Book Review: Miss Mabel’s School for Girls by Katie Cross

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The tea kettle began to whistle, it’s high-pitched steamy hiss making Lucy wince.  She was in charge tonight.  She was the one to hold forth, to represent all young women everywhere, as the Widows’ Book Club met again.  She wondered if they would find it amusing or impertinent, maybe even juvenile, calling their book club The Widows’ Book Club.  But they were all widows, she argued with herself.  Well, three of them. (more…)

Cover Reveal: Midnight Dynasty by Sarah M. Cradit!

For most, death is a fact of life. If you are a Deschanel, it’s a way of life.

Midnight Dynasty, Book 3 in The House of Crimson & Clover, will be released in three dramatic acts over the 2014 Summer. Click here to read the Press Release.

 

The Deschanel Curse, dormant for a decade, has returned with a vengeance. As the body count rises, it becomes apparent that strength, love, and ancient power provide no protection from destiny’s cruel hand.

ACT I: MALEDICTION

June Release

The Deschanel Curse is back. They’ve never been able to stop it before, but as it threatens the lives of those closest to them, the desire to put an end to the tragedy has never been stronger.

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ACT II: CONVOCATION

July Release

The Curse has claimed its first victim. The Deschanel Magi Collective must bring the whole family together, to fight this as one.

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ACT III: OMEGA

August Release

The Deschanels continue to say goodbye to those they love, just as a new and unexpected hope dawns. Will it be enough to save them?

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Acts I, II, and III will be released as ebooks only, across all major online retailers. Then, in fall, a paperback (and electronic) version combining all the acts will be available.

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The question is: will you be able to wait that long?

 

Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels and Sullivans…

SERIES PREQUEL:
St. Charles at Dusk
Set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, this is the story of Oz and Adrienne. Of forbidden love, and startling heartbreak.
BOOK 0.5:
Beyond Dusk: Anne
Anne’s entire life has been a lie. She must find the courage to discover who she is, including this terrifying, inexplicable ability she was born with.
BOOK 1:
The Storm and the Darkness
Ana is about to discover a startling truth: there exists no greater darkness than the one which lives inside of us.
BOOK 1.5:
Beyond Darkness: Shattered
Think you know the story of Ana, Finn, and Jon? Guess again.
BOOK 2:
The Illusions of Eventide
Nicolas spent 30 years under his flawed set of principles. Mercy, three millennia under hers. Both are bound by these chosen illusions, until their paths unexpectedly cross.
BOOK 2.5:
Beyond Eventide: Bound
Beyond Eventide: Bound- Ana, Finn, and Aidrik are forever bound. By love, promises, and the undeniable threads of fate.
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