Wednesday, June 18, 2014

An Imaginary Friend with a Twist!

A Wizard of Dreams (Myrddin's Heir, #1)A Wizard of Dreams by Robin Chambers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This tale is told with a perspective I would have never considered. At first I was a little surprised to find the tale told when Gordon was just a small baby, but as the time passed, an exquisite tale began to unfold that has the power to capture both the young and adult reader. Gordon's unique view of the world is one that many of us could learn from.

Who can not find a smile when a bully has his comeuppance? Who would not wish for an imaginary friend who could really stand between you and the harm a world full of inadequacies a child may experience. By his pre-school year, I was hooked. The plot matures with the protagonist, sucking you into a well built world with subtle plots and well-developed characters.

The writing is superb and makes for an easy afternoon of reading. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fantasy tale that is outside the canned fiction that many authors are putting out these days. Mr. Chambers' unique style of writing, his imaginative twist of a world where fairies, ghosts and wizards are real, and his use of time snapshots leads to a spectacular novel for any fantasy genre fan.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Readers Rejoice - One Day Fantasy Author Event 6/14/14


Readers rejoice! For one day only, Saturday, June 14th, you will be able to buy over a dozen great fantasy new adult and coming of age novels for just 99 cents each.

You can buy the books here:

While you're checking out the selection, the authors will be on Facebook throughout the event ready to answer questions, talk about your favorite genres or just to chat. Buy some awesome books and make lasting connections with a group of wonderful authors!

1. Cheryl Matthynssens, Outcast
2. Lisa Olsen, Angel of Mercy
3. H.D. Gordon, Blood Warrior
4. J Bennett, Falling
5. Judy Teel, Shifty Magic
6. Lynn Rush, Wasteland
7. Claire Chilton, Demonic Dora
8. T. G. Ayer, Retribution
9. Sharon Bayliss, The Charge
10. Daniel Arenson, Moth
11. Martin Hengst, The Last Swordmage
12. Ken Lozito, Road to Shandara
13. Lindsey Pogue and Lindsey Farleigh, After the Ending
14. Karpov Kinrade, Seduced by Lies, Vol. 1
15. Jamie Grey, The Star Thief
16. Candace Thomas, Vivatera

Please share this event with all your avid reader friends!

*Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with the giveaways for this event.*

Sunday, June 8, 2014

An Amazing Review for Outcast!

I received this amazing review for Outcast.  Robin Chambers is the author of A Wizard of Dreams .  After such an amazing review, I picked up his kindle version for only .99 cents.  I really encourage everyone to pick this tale up.  I will be posting a review as well when I am done but I am only in Chapter twelve and I am totally entranced.  It is a tale of growing up just a bit differently from the rest of us.  A magical journey from birth...

Robin's Review of Outcast: You can read the full review on the Amazon site for Outcast or Robin's Goodread's page. 


"Cheryl Matthynssens is a master of her craft. She suspends her readers’ disbelief early on with exquisite detail in her opening four chapters about the Daezun, from the structure of their village through the appearance and habits of the korpen (their beasts of burden) to the distinct advantages of Ketchen’s lucrative invention of a more efficient plowhead. The way the Daezun control the lives of everyone in their community reminded me of Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” (one of my favourite children’s books). You see and hear and taste and touch and feel this place and everyone in it.

The characterisation is assured. The main character has the classic elements of the legendary hero: an outsider in childhood, apparently clumsy – less adroit than the practical, efficient, ‘pure-bred Daezun’ (his father was Lerdenian, a race skilled in magic). Alador has hidden strengths...." (click above for full review)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Such an Honor - Reviewed by a Child!

I recently was sent a link to a review that started out to be about another book until the eyes of a child lit up.  I hope you will take the time to read it.   I was delighted to not only receive the title of Treasured Tome for How the Dragons Got Their Colors but more so by the tale of the mother and her child's reaction.  

I also liked the concept behind Rebecca Foster's blog: Undiscovered Tomes - Seeking out undiscovered tomes and sharing these overlooked gems from fantasy and sci-fi genres.  She reviews e-books by indie authors that have not gotten the recognition they deserve.  I encourage all indie authors to follow and support her.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Farloft Gives His Input on the Enlightened Dragonologist.

As many of you know, my good friend and co-president of the Society of Enlightened Dragonologists, as done much of her research with her dragon companion, Farloft.

While Farloft is off on a new adventure showing his mate all the wondrous places he has been, he did manage to leave his thoughts on the society before he went.  You can find these on Farloft's Rhetoric. 

At this point, we are gathering all the information our web designer has required and will soon be able to announce the launch of the Society's formal portal.  Our URL will be but it is still under contruction.  Stay tuned for more updates.