Friday, 12 June 2015

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! News from the Realm

It's time for another Untethered Realms news round up - there be lots happening in the Realm.

Congratulations to Christine Rains, who released the second book in her Dice and Debauchery series, Layers of Lace.


Amateur cosplayer Emily Solis is determined to win the costume contest and the heart of her biggest competition.

It isn't the first time Emily has shed her costume with the gorgeous Russell Morrison. Not even her best friend knows she's been having wild convention sex with him for over a year. It was supposed to remain physical, but Emily couldn't help falling for him and his kinky ways. In a moment of passion, she rolls the dice and tells Russell she loves him. He doesn't say it back. Can she convince him they're perfect together or will she roll another critical failure?

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Get Loose Corset, the first book in the Dice & Debauchery series:

About the author

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She's married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents' own good and loves to pretend he's Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not reading or writing, she's going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. The Dice & Debauchery series is her first contemporary erotic romance.

Please visit her website and blog.

You can also find Christine on
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Congratulations to Jeff Chapman, who released Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales.


The six short stories collected here are on the darker side of fantasy and weirdness. If you're a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Greek mythology, or biblical-inspired fantasy, you might find something interesting here. 

"Blood and Beauty" tells the tragic love story of a satyr and a dryad. 

"Sutter’s Well" records the weird encounter between two boys and a Lovecraftian monster in Appalachia. 

"Morphine and Chocolate" draws inspiration from the medieval poem Pearl as it follows a father's search for his missing daughter from one weird landscape to another. 

"The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" takes inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and records the horrific consequences of artificially extending life in a steampunk world. 

"Shafts to Hell" returns to the Old West and takes the reader inside the mind of an insane miner. 

"Good King David" combines the tales of Hamlet and Absalom in a Biblical fantasy world. 

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About the Author

I write software by day and speculative fiction when I should be sleeping. My work ranges from fairy tales to fantasy to horror and ghost stories. I've been writing all my life but decided to become super serious about it and pursue publication a few years ago. My work has appeared in various anthologies and magazines. I live with my wife, children, and cats in a house with more books than bookshelf space. You can find me musing about words and fiction on my blog at

You can find Jeff here: BlogTwitterFacebookGoodreads.

Finally, come get your geek on!

Do you want to be part of the 2015 Realms Faire? Founder M. Pax is now taking sign ups for event hosts and planners. Don't miss out on what is always a a fun-filled week. For more details, visit here

Have you got any news you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments.


  1. Congrats to Christine and Jeff.

    I'm hosting one of the events again this year for the Realms Faire.

  2. Thanks so much for the shout-out! :) I'm reading Jeff's book right now. Three cheers for the Realms Faire! Have a wonderful weekend, Ellie.

  3. Woot woot for Christine and Jeff!

  4. Congrats to Christine and Jeff. I'm excited for both of them.
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  5. Congrats to Christine and Jeff!
    My immortals are ready to take on the Realms Faire. :)

  6. Exciting times for Christine and Jeff, well done guys.

  7. Late to this - but some enticing reads there. I already have Jeff's and I'm looking forward to reading it...


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