Friday, 17 May 2013

Untethered Realms, Christine Rains, & Laura Eno

A couple of weeks ago I had the honour of being invited by Mary Pax to join Untethered Realms (UR), a group of speculative fiction writers. Their motto is, 'tap into worlds, wings, and spec fic things'. They are an amazing bunch of writers and friends. The UR website is currently under construction but still worth a peek. We're also on Twitter and Facebook.

Two of my fellow UR members, Christine Rains and Laura Eno, have released new books this week and I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you.



Having fallen for her gorgeous neighbor might not be so bad if Harriet McKay wasn't in her hideous banshee form every time Kiral saw her. Such is her curse. True, he's a vampire struggling with a drug addiction, but he's a good soul. Yet no one could love a cursed witch, especially one not even her cats respect.

After having a vision of Kiral's death, Harriet makes it her mission to save him. Never before has she attempted to change fate, but so strong is her love.

Kiral Ozdemir struggles to make it through every day. The craving for blood laced with drugs directs his every thought until he tastes Harriet's potent blood. The magic immediately addicts him, but she disappears. He's desperate to find her, racing blindly into a city in chaos.

How can Harriet convince Kiral to see past her vile appearance and return her love? If only she can force him to listen to reason coming from a raving crone, perhaps she can save him from the demons hunting him and from himself.

Author Bio 

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has seven novellas and twenty-one short stories published.


Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father’s journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.

Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends. A Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr join him as he searches.

David’s arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.


Author Bio

Laura Eno lives in Florida with a very tolerant husband, three skulking cats and two absurdly happy dogs. After spending years immersed in English literature courses, she now writes novels late at night with the help of muses from the underworld.


Two more books to add to my TBR list! Don't you love Laura's author picture? I do. That's it for this week. I'll be back on Monday. Have a great weekend!


  1. Congratulations Christine and Laura!
    Found the blogsite for Untethered Realms - very cool - and glad you're a part of the group.

  2. Thanks so much, Ellie! We are very glad to have you aboard the Untethered Realms group. :)

    Christine's book sounds awesome! I have the whole series at the top of my TBR list.

  3. Congrats to your friends! Love both covers! Tweeted and shared!

    Hugs and chocolate,

  4. We're glad you're part of UR, Ellie!

    Congrats to Laura and Christine!

  5. Thank you very much! I'm happy to have you part of our group too. :) And yay for Laura! We've been waiting a while for this newest book. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Yay Christine and Laura-- sending you vibes for many, many book sales!

  7. Woot woot! Success to all the UR pack.

  8. Big congrats to Christine (holy cow she's prolific!) and to Laura! These are two books I'd love to read. :-)


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