Mayra Calvani's Blog Posts Tagged 'fantasy' (19)

Book Review: ‘Known Devil’ by Justin Gustainis

Known Devil is the third instalment in Gustainis’ Occult Crime Unit urban fantasy series. Though I had not read the first two books, this one was completely stand-alone and didn’t make me feel I was missing anything. I have, however, read other books from Gustainis in the past (Evil WaysBlack Magic…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 1, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Knight Blindness’ by Chris Karlsen (time-travel romance)

Knight Blindness is the third installment in Karlsen’s The Knights in Time series. I have read the first two books and, as always, the author doesn’t disappoint.

The story begins at the Battle of Poitiers, France, in 1356. English knight Stephen Palmer charges into battle when he is…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on January 22, 2014 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘Beware of the White’ by Kai Strand

This middle-grade novel was an entertaining, delightful read!

Terra is a sweet, smart girl, very close to her mom, and not what one might call popular at school. In fact, she’s often a bit bullied at times. She also suffers in silence for the death of her dad years ago.

The action begins soon after Terra’s 12th birthday, when she receives an…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 19, 2013 at 5:14am — No Comments

Manhattan socialite 'princess' fights vampires in The Book of Thoth, by Paul Leone

The Book of Thoth is volume II in Paul Leone’s Vatican Vampire Hunters series. Unlike the first book, which takes place in London, this one takes place in New York City, where not only criminals and the Russian mafia but also demon vampires roam the streets, preying on the innocent.

One night, beautiful Manhattan socialite Nicole Van…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on November 12, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

A Chat with Florence Byham Weinberg, Author of ‘Anselm, a Metamorphosis’

Born in the high desert country, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Florence loved exploring the wilderness on foot and horseback. Those grandiose landscapes formed her sensibility. Hidden pockets of unexpected greenery tucked away near springs in folds of barren mountainsides spoke to her of gentleness and beauty in an otherwise harsh world. She published her first poem in a children’s…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 26, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Blue Between’ by Patricia Little

Sixteen-year-old Heather Lucas is playing soccer one day when she’s hit by lightning, leaving her with a weird scar on her hand. The girl who she clashed with when she got struck dies. Thus Heather becomes the odd one at school, the one everyone whispers about.

To make matters worse, her mom suddenly abandons her, and she…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 4, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Excerpt Spotlight: Dragon Fire, by Dina Von Lowenkraft (YA romantic fantasy)

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Dragon Fire cover

Some choices are hard to live with.

But some choices will kill you.

When seventeen-year-old Anna first meets Rakan in her hometown north of the Arctic Circle, she is attracted to his pulsing energy. Unaware…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on September 8, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Award-winning fantasy trilogy STONEWISER available FREE on Kindle

Dear Romantic Fantasy Fans,

Here it is, Folks! Dora Machado’s entire Stonewiser award-winning fantasy trilogy, published by Mermaid Press, FREE on Kindle.

WHEN?  Starting today, from Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2

To get your free download NOW from the Kindle store, click on each title below. It’s as simple as that!…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 31, 2013 at 7:49am — No Comments

Dora Machado’s Stonewiser award-winning fantasy trilogy to be available FREE on Kindle

Dear Romantic Fantasy Fans,

Mark your calendars!

For the first time ever and for a limited time, Dora Machado’s entire Stonewiser award-winning fantasy trilogy, published by Mermaid Press, will be available FREE on Kindle.

WHEN? From Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 28, 2013 at 2:05am — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Curse Giver’ by Dora Machado (Romantic Fantasy)

Intrigue, romance and adventure await you in Dora Machado’s latest fast-paced, plot-twisting fantasy, The Curse Giver, just released by Twilight Times Books.

The story begins with our innocent healer heroine, Lusielle, as she is about to be burned on the pyre after she’s sentenced to death for a crime she didn’t commit. But just…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

An Interview with Dora Machado, author of THE CURSE GIVER

Dora Machado is the award winning author of the epic fantasy Stonewiser series and her newest novel, The Curse Giver, available from Twilight Times Books July 2013. She grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a fascination for writing and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds,…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 14, 2013 at 8:54pm — No Comments

Book Review: Mysterious Albion, by Paul Leone

The Catholic Church fights the Legions of Hell in Mysterious Albion, Book I in Leone’s Vatican Vampire Hunter series.

American college student Lucy Manning is visiting the London nightclub scene when she loses her best friend to a vampire. Traumatized by her friend’s death as well as by the fact that she herself was almost killed, Lucy…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 9, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Profile: Paranormal Mystery Author Christine Amsden

“My parents think the longer the name the more powerful the sorcerer, so they named me Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot. You can call me Cassie.”

Thus reads the opening of Christine Amsden’s urban fantasy/paranormal mystery novel, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective, just released by Twilight Times Books.

“I’ve always been a writer, and I…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on February 18, 2013 at 8:21am — No Comments

A kick-ass heroine and high-speed adventure in Phoebe Wray's latest sci-fi novel, J2

In 2008 I had the pleasure of reviewing JEMMA7729 , by Phoebe Wray. Now, four years later, the author has finally come out with the much-awaited sequel, J2

J2 begins with immediate action at the trial upon which Jemma, who was captured and arrested at the end of Book 1 after rebelling against the oppressive…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 19, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Nameless Prince, by Dominick R. Domingo

The Nameless Prince is a beautifully-crafted debut YA novel about faith, disillusionment and innocence.

Ten-year old Seth Bauman lives in the gang-ravaged streets of Silver Lake. Abandoned by his mother right after his birth, he shares a very dysfunctional and loveless home with his mean Uncle Troy and his uncle’s girlfriend Cheryll. Rather than care for the young…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on August 25, 2012 at 10:53am — No Comments

Book Review: Shadows of Kings, by Jack Whitsel

Two centuries ago, the Temple Initiates made up the Order of the Dragon, named after the Great Dragon Shyrdasa that once lived within Dragon Park. Legend told that a group of knights once helped the Dragon and her unborn young. As a reward for their valor, the Dragon awarded them secret knowledge, martial powers and magic. The Dragon also chose women throughout the Hugue to serve…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 17, 2012 at 3:40am — No Comments

Angels, Adventure, and a Dash of Romance: Griffin’s Fire, by Darby Karchut

What happens when a moody teenage angel is forced to attend high-school?

The answer is Griffin's Fire.

Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 27, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Interview with Children’s Fantasy Author Kai Strand

Kai Strand is a middle grade and young adult author. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband and children. They love to hike and geocache. She reads every story she writes to them. They are amazingly patient and remain appropriately enthusiastic. Kai has had several short stories published online and in…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on December 7, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments

Book Review: Aloni Gabriel & Butterfly/Aloni Gabriel & Mariposa, by Elena Iglesias





Aloni Gabriel & Butterfly/Aloni Gabriel & Mariposa is an illustrated, bilingual story (English/Spanish) for middle-grade readers. Like … Continue

Added by Mayra Calvani on June 23, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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