Monday, 5 May 2014

Book Releases Galore

April has been and gone. Hello, May. I don't know about you, but I feel like I have a plethora of items to catch up on. I have a lot of book releases to share.

River Fairchild released not one, but two books.

A Dragon’s Lament, book 2 of the Jewels of Chandra series.

Magic is real. So is betrayal. 

David enters the Fire Kingdom and events shift from bad to worse. He learns a shocking truth about the dragons, a truth destined to block his efforts to retrieve the lost magic of Shaylar from the ruling Council. After a cave-in and injuries force a rescue, David finds himself more isolated than before as personal concerns scatter his trusted advisors and the wizard who led him there abandons him.

The head of the dragon Council negotiates separate deals with both David and his father, sowing further discord between them. David's close friend, Lothan, disappears into the caves and doesn't return. A group of dissidents kidnap Wilks, the child empath David is sworn to protect. With no options left, he accepts the Council's demands to help them in their centuries-old conflict, risking a war which might kill them all.

Even if David manages to win, there's no guarantee the dragons will let him leave the region alive. They don't want the Kingdom of Shaylar to rise again and will stop at nothing to see it remain a pile of dust.

Purchase it here: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble / iBookstore.

Living the Afterlife: A Death and Chronos Flash Fiction Collection.

Thirty stories filled with laughter and mishaps as a Harley-riding Death and anachronistic Chronos create havoc in Purgatory and on Earth. A host of Immortals join in the misadventures.

Find out what happens when Death teaches War how to bowl. Can Chronos fix his blunder when he loses a year? What is Gaia going to do when she discovers the invisible sheep? Can you win playing poker with Evil?

Step into their world. The Afterlife will never be the same.

Available here: FREE at Smashwords / .99 at Amazon US / Amazon UK

Donna Hosie released book one in her The Children of Camelot Series, giving her her first number one ranking at Amazon.

Sixteen-year-old Mila Roth wants to be normal. It’s a phrase that has been drilled into her by her mother since she was born.

But Mila Roth is anything but normal. For sixteen years her parents have hidden a secret from her. For Mila was born one thousand years ago in the land of Logres, and far from being a math teacher and a housewife, Mila’s parents are the awakened King Arthur and Gorian druid queen, Morgana.

Two worlds, one thousand years apart. And those worlds are about to collide.

The spirit of the malevolent Lady of the Lake has been contained for sixteen years in the fabled Ring of Morgana. When the ring curses Mila’s younger sister, Lilly, the Roth family has no choice but to return Mila to the land of her birth as they face a battle against time itself.

Accompanied by her best friend, Rustin, Mila will have to decide whether to defy those she loves in order to save her sister. Should she trust the Gorian druids and the mysterious Melehan? What is the true cost to Mila’s heart as she strives to master the purple flame? And why have her mother and father denied the truth of her origins for so long?

For she alone has the combined power of royalty and druid magic within her.

And now only Mila can save Lilly and Logres.

Purchase it here: Amazon US /Amazon UK

Graeme Ing released an audio version of his stunning YA fantasy novel, Ocean of Dust.

Fourteen-year old Lissa is snatched from her home and finds herself a slave on a trading ship traveling on a waterless ocean of nothing but gray dust. A feisty, curious and intelligent girl, her desire to explore the ship earns her the hatred of the cruel first officer, Farq.

Fascinated by the ocean of dust, Lissa becomes embroiled in its mysteries, sensing things that the crew cannot, while cryptic whispers in her head are leading her toward a destiny linked to the dust itself. Only one man aboard can help her make sense of her new talent, but can she trust him? All is not as it seems, and she must unravel the clues before it's too late.

When a sinister plot casts her adrift on the barren ocean, her best friend is left in the hands of the treacherous crew. Everything hinges upon her courage, quick wits, and her ability to master her new talent.

Available here: Audiobook: AudibleAmazon, iTunes

Mary Pax has some exciting new extras for fans of her Backworlds series. Visit Pardeep Station and take part in her What Backworlds Character Are You? quiz or find out what your Backworlds name would be. In case you wondered, I'm Craze and my Backworlds name is Zamoy of Doka.

Finally, Susan Kaye Quinn is part of a thrilling new YA Dystopian release, called What Tomorrow May Bring.

Follow 11 authors into 11 dystopian tomorrows, where the dark portions of our humanity have taken hold of today, where the fabric of society is torn and greed consumes us all. Follow us down a dark path.

And find out what tomorrow may bring.

Open Minds, Susan Kaye Quinn
The Moon Dwellers, David Estes
Prison Nation, Jenni Merritt
Daynight, Megan Thomason
Stitch, Samantha Durante
The Annihilation of Foreverland, Tony Bertauski
The Girls from Alcyone, Cary Caffrey
The Narrowing Path, David J. Normoyle
The Rain, Joseph A. Turkot
Virulent: The Release, Shelbi Wescott
External Forces, Deborah Rix

Purchase it here: Amazon US / Amazon UK

Well that's it for releases. Apologies if I've missed anyone. Do you have any releases or news you'd like to share?


  1. Wow!!! Such gorgeous releases! Thank you for the info to all these amazing stories!! Have a great Monday! Take care

  2. Congratulations to everyone! Wow. River just rocks it with two books this month.

  3. Thank you so much for showing off both of my books, Ellie! That was a thrilling surprise!
    Donna's book sounds awesome. Congrats!
    Graeme and Mary both releasing audio books - I'm hoping for a huge success for both of them!

  4. Whoa! I've seen and heard about a lot of wonderful things going on. However, getting a chance to see a sprinkling of it here on this post really puts things into perspective. Writers rock!

  5. So many amazing launches and happenings! I really want to start listening to audio books.

    1. I know I should. My problem is unless I'm sat down, I get distracted and lose where I am.

  6. Goodness that's a lot of books! And I didn't know Dragon;s Lament is out now. Congratulations to all the authors! :)

  7. You're very sweet doing this, Ellie. Thank you.

    1. Always happy to help spread the word. Your books are awesome.

  8. Wow! Fantastic releases. Congratulations to all! :)

  9. Mentioned this already, but I had to buy the dystopian collection. Thanks so much, I'm excited to read it. :) Congrats to everyone!

  10. Thank you so much for all the awesome comments and warm wishes! :)

  11. All the covers look amazing! And I love the titles too :). Thanks for featuring them.

  12. Wow! So much talent, so many books.


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