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The Narrows

I stand at a waypoint many miles beyond where I entered the cleft in the rocks. The yellow-green of old bruises mingles with the purple of new across my arms and shoulders. Mementos of my last encounter with those who dance on the cliff high above me. This stretch of the passage is especially tricky, smooth granite stones laying loose atop jagged shards of obsidian. I am exhausted. These past miles have turned my strength to naught but frayed threads. Ahead I see the sun. Might it be a place where the cliffs loom not over me, but let light stream down? This is my hope. It's been long since I've dared to allow myself rest. Mayhaps there will be others who travel this path I can stretch out beside!

I think again of the many knotted ropes along the way and blink back. Those above cavort along paths worn smooth by myriad feet. But they ignore the black wind coming, ignoring the safety found below. For though the mountains menace and the thorny underbrush tears at me, I am protecte…

Explore Leira Blog Tour: R is for Renegade!

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My wandering through worlds of others' devising recently took me to the world of Leira, where I had the pleasure of talking with creator Gillian Bronte Adams. She regaled me with tales of a frightful hound, Renegade, and asked me to spread them as part of her Alphabet Blog Tour. Without further ado...




R is for Renegade Recently, I have been suffering BIG TIME from puppy fever. I consider myself both a dog and cat person. After growing up around both, and having many canine and feline “friends,” I would be hard pressed to choose between the two. At this point, I have a cat—Finn—but am not able to keep a dog for a variety of reasons. Still, that doesn’t stop me from shamelessly borrowing my friends’ dogs or drooling over pictures of adorable puppies. (Please tell me I’m not the only one!) Dogs do make the best companions … although, so far, the dogs that have appeared in the Songkeeper Chronicles have been less than friendly. Throughout Leira, there are certain creatures that seem to…

Cover Reveal for WILLOUGHBY AND FRIENDS!

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So after reviewing and revealing some heart-pounding adventures I decided to go with something a bit more lighthearted. Enter Pam Halter and her new book Willoughby! This is a wonderful children's tale with great illustrations. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself!







Doesn't that look amazing? I know I'm looking forward to reading this to my littles soon. If you have wee ones in your house (or just like a good fable) grab your copy today!

(Want more Willoughby? Go check out his Facebook page!)

Reconciliation Blog Tour

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You've heard me crow about how awesome Amy Brock McNew's books are. Now that Reconcilation (you can find your copy here) is available,  I can show you some of the really cool behind-the-scenes stuff! Amy hijacked my blog to tell you a bit about the weapons of the Reluctant Warrior Chronicles. Enjoy!





About the Book:


Some ghosts from the past refuse to stay dead.
Finally. Finally everything is coming together for Liz Brantley. She’s marrying Ryland
Vaughn, the man of her dreams. She’s embraced her calling and battles the minions of hell
bent on her destruction. And she’s left her dark past far behind her. Or so she thought.
A secret she holds close, stuffed down deep, surfaces at the wrong time for everyone in
Liz’s life, leaving a trail of devastation. Left reeling, Liz wonders if she made a mistake,
putting her trust in God, her guardian Arie, and Ryland. And the demon Kade capitalizes on
her shaken faith. With a vengeance.
Torn between her tortured past and the future she cra…

Cover reveal for RECONCILIATION!

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Another successful foray into the L2L2 vaults brought another cover to share with you all! Reconciliation is the sequel to Amy McNew's Rebirth. Here's the back cover copy:



Some ghosts from the past refuse to stay dead.

Finally. Finally everything is coming together for Liz Brantley. She’s marrying Ryland Vaughn, the man of her dreams. She’s embraced her calling and battles the minions of hell bent on her destruction. And she’s left her dark past far behind her. Or so she thought.

A secret she holds close, stuffed down deep, surfaces at the wrong time for everyone in Liz’s life, leaving a trail of devastation. Left reeling, Liz wonders if she made a mistake, putting her trust in God, her guardian Arie, and Ryland. And the demon Kade capitalizes on her shaken faith. With a vengeance.

Torn between her tortured past and the future she craves, Liz is desperate to defeat every demon that stands in her way. Before all hell breaks loose and swallows her whole.


And now for the main eve…

Cover Reveal!

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I was recently able to break into L2LP's secure vaults to steal something special. After sharing it with my minions, I believe it's time to reveal it to the world...

Presenting the cover of Kill the Beast! This is Michelle Harper's latest delightful offering. Here's a bit about it:



Kill the Beast: Book One of the Beast Hunters


Ro remembers the castle before. Before the gates closed. Before silence overtook the kingdom. Before the castle disappeared. Now it shimmers to life one night a year, seen by her alone.

Once a lady, now a huntress, Ro does what it takes to survive—just like the rest of the kingdom plunged into despair never before known.

But a beast has overtaken the castle. A beast that killed the prince and holds the castle and kingdom captive in his cruel power. A beast Ro has been hired to kill.

Thankful the mystery of the prince’s disappearance has been solved, furious the magical creature has killed her hero, Ro eagerly accepts the job to end him.

But things a…

Of Debut Tales and Scarlet Moons

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One of the most rewarding parts of this Storyteller's road I walk is getting to see other authors share their tales with the world. S.D. Grimm's debut novel, Scarlet Moon, releases tomorrow!

(I'll wait for you all to go preorder before continuing.)



I had the pleasure of interviewing S.D. recently and thought I'd share with you all. Enjoy!




What is Scarlet Moon about?  Told from multiple point of view characters, Scarlet Moon is a young adult fantasy about Jayden, a seventeen-year-old, dagger-wielding, storm-detecting orphan who can save the race of people known as the Feravolk from a sorceress queen bent on annihilating them. Maybe they should have thought of that before they killed Jayden’s family.
What was your inspiration for writing Scarlet Moon?  I love animals. The novel I wrote prior to this one (which sits in a proverbial dark, secret drawer) was about animals. All the characters were animals. And one day I decided to get serious about publishing. Then I decided I…