All Blog Posts Tagged 'fantasy' (54)

The Writing Life with Historical Novelist Joan Schweighardt

Joan Schweighardt is the author of several novels. In addition to her own projects, she writes, ghostwrites and edits for private and corporate clients.





Added by Mayra Calvani on November 11, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

Talking Craft with JJ Sherwood, Author of ‘Kings or Pawns’

On a cold winter night, wind howling into the desert sky, one ordinary hospital gave witness to a historic event. JJ Sherwood was born at 2:30 a.m. on December 31st, just barely managing to squeeze in to supplant New Year’s Eve. JJ has always had a flair for the dramatics.

Sherwood began writing in the womb after a…


Added by Mayra Calvani on October 30, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Interview with Jane Tesh, Author of ‘Butterfly Waltz’

Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin Series, A Case of ImaginationA Hard Bargain, A Little Learning, and A Bad Reputation, featuring former beauty queen,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 23, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

The Treebobs and Air Rena! by Declan Harney - MP3

A lovely magical story for children.

 In this wonderfully magical story, the wicked witch Rotten Rena is up to her evil ways again as…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 18, 2015 at 6:34am — No Comments

Blood on the Water by David Burton

This book opens with young blood vampire Justine Kroft finally getting her revenge on Bill Service, the man who killed her mother twenty years before, and she is watched over by her friend, and elder vampire Simone Gireaux.

Avenged, the two vampires and their friend Teresa Diaz begin a road trip to…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 17, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments

On the Spotlight: The Aqua Lie, by L.L. Hunter

Title: The Aqua Lie
Series: The Aqua Saga book 2
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA Dystopian
Cover Designer:…

Added by Mayra Calvani on July 31, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

On the spotlight and chapter reveal: Trial By Fire (Schooled In Magic 7), by Christopher G. Nuttall

Title: Trial By Fire (Schooled In Magic 7)

Genre: Fantasy

Author: Christopher G. Nuttall

Publisher: Twilight Times…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 26, 2015 at 7:07am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Madison’s Song’ by Christine Amsden

Madison’s Song is the latest addition to the Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective fantasy/mystery series. Though not the latest instalment, it is a stand-alone, companion book to the series and, though there are mystery elements in it, it is primarily a romantic fantasy.

So far I’ve read and enjoyed all of the books and this one didn’t…


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 19, 2015 at 5:47am — No Comments

Profile: Christine Amsden, Author of the Cassie Scot Series

“Writing has taught me the importance of self-confidence in becoming good at anything,” says Christine Amsden, who, in spite of having been diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision, has gone on to become the award-winning, bestselling author of the …


Added by Mayra Calvani on July 15, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Money Farm by Ruby Allure

I reviewed this book as an audiobook at the request of the narrator, Helen Lloyd. It is also available as an eBook.

Gillian’s world is turned upside down when she is unexpectedly ‘released’ from her job. Her government funding is revoked after the board decides they did not like a paper she wrote on…


Added by Susan Keefe on July 13, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

Between Two Worlds by Christy Santo

The story in this book is intriguing.

Can we be two places at one time?…


Added by Susan Keefe on July 8, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

The Mommy Camp Diaries:

 The summer has arrived, which means lots of camps for our little ones and that includes “Mommy Camp”.  What is “Mommy Camp” you ask?  It’s when your child does not attend a structured camp but instead hangs with you, Mom, a.k.a. the “Mommy Camp”…

Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 15, 2015 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

The Time Portal 6 – The Philadelphia Experiment by Joe Corso

Fantasy at its best.

In the Time Portal series of stories by Joe Corso, we follow the adventures of Lucky an ex jewel thief, who, following a terrible injury discovers that he can travel through time. Each one of the series…


Added by Susan Keefe on April 9, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

Tommy Topper and The Pixie Princess by Joe Corso

This is a magical story about a young man called Tommy Topper who, as he…


Added by Susan Keefe on April 7, 2015 at 9:03am — No Comments

Spotlight: The Blackwell Family Secret: THE GUARDIANS OF SINS, by Jonathan L. Ferrara

The Blackwell Family Secret:


by Jonathan L. Ferrara


5.5×8.5, 224 pages

Publication date: December 5, 2014

$15.95 trade paperback, ISBN 978-1-940076-19-5

$5.95 E-book, ISBN 978-1-940076-20-1



Added by Mayra Calvani on December 29, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

On the Spotlight: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit,™ including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee

Title: GoldStar Magic! Family Pen-Pal Kit, ™  including NoraLee's Adventures on Planet Ifwee Genre: children

Author: Terry Nicholetti



Added by Mayra Calvani on December 1, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer

Wishes and Sorrows is a well-written short story fantasy collection that interweaves myth, magic, romance, and fairytale elements. At times, the writing is darker and bordering on horror.

The 14 stories in this collection range from the melancholic, lyrically written “The Taste of Cherries,” to the chilling “The Train,” to a character study of isolation mingled…


Added by Mayra Calvani on November 12, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Read an excerpt: Wishes and Sorrows, by Cindy Lynn Speer (fantasy/fairytale story collection)

Title:  Wishes and Sorrows

Genre:  Short Stories, Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Author:  Cindy Lynn Speer


Publisher:  Dragonwell Publishing

Purchase link: …


Added by Mayra Calvani on November 3, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Crossings: A Tale of Andor by M. K. Theodoratus

Set in the fantasy world of Andor, this is the tale of Crossings, a quiet town where people go about their own business and don’t like change.

Ebe, is…


Added by Susan Keefe on September 18, 2014 at 5:45am — No Comments

Interview with Andrew Cratsley, author of ‘Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows’

A native of Honeoye, New York, Andrew Cratsley lives in North Carolina. Keepers of Runes and the Tower of Shadows is his debut novel. Cratsley is a lifelong fan of fantasy books, films, and RPG-style gaming.  A champion of literacy issues and proud supporter of the World Literacy Foundation, Cratsley will donate a portion of the proceeds from Keepers of Runes and the Tower…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 8, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

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