Tag Archives: Fantasy

Kelly Stock “The Soul Guide”

soul-guide-book-coverFor those of you with a bent for paranormal dark fantasy, Kelly Stock’s The Soul Guide may be just what you are looking for. Set in Clayhill Manor and the dark recesses it offers, Bertram the Caretaker holds the keys to every door, even the one that leads to a land of memories and dreams found beyond a waterfall. Still, Bertram is heartbroken. He has lost his mate, Melissa, the Soul Guide.

The cast includes a newly chosen Soul Guide, Sybil, and her friend Alex, ready to learn the secrets and fend off the Master and the Mephisto, who have been biding their time, waiting for a show of weakness to exploit and extinguish the light.

This story moves at a leisurely pace, great for a lunchtime read or the time before bed when you unwind and then wind up with a good book. Just published on the 18th of February, you can get a copy now for 99-cents or free if you have Kindle Unlimited. The book runs 247 pages or about 5400 units on my Kindle Fire.

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Carson Watson “The Sorceress’ Prophecy”

the-sorceress-book-coverThis is a tall tale. Taller than the trees that shroud a hidden fortress in a black woods seen so often in dark dreams and scary books. In fact, author Carson Watson has attempted in one book to introduce us to a whole land filled with improbable evil, searing sorcery, and a cast of characters inhabiting a land that is false but true. And, he succeeds.

The setting for The Sorceress’ Prophecy isn’t a netherworld, it lies above earth but offers as much terror and fear as any hell we have grown to understand, and a creature named Satin walks the ground with power to command others to do his bidding, even without their knowing and a plan to drain the city of life. Yeah, it’s scary.

There is much to this story, a total of 373 pages, and chapters come and go with new characters and their point of view of the happenings in this strange land. The pace is moderate to begin but grows as the story unfolds. The author tells enough about each character to hook the reader and keep the pages turning.

It isn’t just a battle of good and evil in this strange land, as there are plenty of vampires and werewolves to contend with too. Those that would try to protect the innocent must first learn and master a craft, a craft fo magic, like a sorcerer, but then that takes time and cunning, and time is not on their side.

This book was released last year in May and is available on Kindle for $2.99 but is Free on Kindle Unlimited. Take a look, you’ll be amazed!

Maria Lang “The Eye of Nefertiti”

the-cat-maria-book-coverFor those of you who talk to your cats (I speak for mine, too), Maria Lang’s The Eye of Nefertiti: A Pharaoh’s Cat is likely to be a wonderful read. A cozy mystery with an ancient Egyptian flair, the story floats back and forth between the modern day and a more mysterious past.

Unlike most books of this genre’, it is written in first-person, through the eyes of Wrappa-Haman, who sees much, tells some, but takes things in stride with a style that’s barely human. In fact, it’s cat style, since Wrappa-Haman is a cat. An ancient cat, brought with a friend through the spinning world of time to the current day on a magic boat.

Now don’t be confused, there are plenty of all human characters, but they aren’t all you’d expect. Time travel and very long lives are something the reader has to accept, and I happily did. The story is intriguing, characters come and go, the plot spins forth and the writing is quite entertaining.

This book is available for $3.99 and for free with Kindle Unlimited. It’s 207 pages of fun, published recently in November of 2016.

 

 

 

Christopher Hansen and J.R. Fehr “The Magician’s Workshop”

the-magicians-workshop-coverAuthors Christopher Hansen and J.R. Fehr released The Magician’s Workshop (Volume One) on November 8, 2016 – published by Wondertale. The book runs 247 pages, a little less than 4000 units on my Kindle Fire.

This is a well-written, whimsical young adult tale where everyone has magical abilities. There is more than enough here to get readers hooked. As the author’s put it:

Everyone in the islands of O’Ceea has a magical ability: whatever they imagine can be brought into existence. Whoever becomes a master over these powers is granted the title of magician and is given fame, power, riches, and glory. This volume of books follows the journey of a group of kids as they strive to rise to the top and become members of the Magician’s Workshop.

Layauna desperately wants to create beautiful things with her magical powers, but all she can seem to do is make horrible, savage monsters. For years she has tried to hide her creations, but when her power is at last discovered by a great magician, she realizes that what she’s tried to hide might actually be of tremendous value.

Kai just wants to use his powers to have fun and play with his friends. Unfortunately, nearly everyone on his island sees him as a bad influence, so he’s forced to meet them in secret. When one of the creatures they create gets out of control and starts flinging fireballs at their town, Kai is tempted to believe that he is as nefarious as people say. However, his prospects change when two mysterious visitors arrive, praising his ability and making extraordinary promises about his future.

Follow the adventures of Kai, Layauna, and a boatload of other characters as they struggle to grow up well in this fantastical world.

 

Bill Lucas “Book of Spells”

book-of-spells-coverPete Marsh is your everyday fellow, you know, life, love, girlfriend, boring job at a bookshop. Oh, he does have an imaginary friend named Albert, but doesn’t everyone?

The way Book of Spells author Bill Lucas put it:

So one day you inherit a bookshop. It turns out to be a magical gateway to other realms where goblins and elves are real, where magic is possible and there is an evil witch who wants to destroy the world.

Oh and as owner of the gateway it’s your job to stop her. Perhaps not your best Monday ever!

But you are not alone, a tubby school friend, a hobgoblin magic coach, assorted elves and an ADHD pixie should all make your life easier; when you finally work out how to cast some spells.

Book of Spells is an urban fantasy novel for all of those people who wish they could step out of their boring reality into something more magical, but with added guns and pizza!

This new Kindle book is 253 pages – $2.99 and put out by PublishNation December 18, 2016. Enjoy.