Monday, December 23, 2013

Fantasy Novel Giveaway

To celebrate the holidays, I'll be giving away one copy of each of the following fantasy novels. It will be winner's choice.


Charlie is an elfblood, descended of a conquered people brought to the brink of extinction in the aftermath of a long war. Being able to pass for human gives Charlie an advantage over most of his kind. Only those who look at his record or those he chooses to tell, need ever know his secret. Growing up in an orphanage is hard enough without having to live with that stigma.
When soldiers come and haul the kids off to a prison work camp, Charlie finds himself no longer able to hide the truth of what he is. If that isn’t bad enough, the magic buried inside him is growing stronger and more out of control.  As Charlie struggles with his own problems, and with the dangers of the work camp, he finds himself swept up in a much larger struggle, one whose outcome could decide the future of the world.

 Brief Excerpt
Charlie’s first clue that something had gone awry was the sudden burst of automatic gunfire that cut up the grass before them. With a sharp curse, Charlie backed up, dragging Peter with him.

Fourteen years after fleeing his homeland, Charles Sydon lives under an assumed name, comfortable if not happy with his life as a bookkeeper. Until one night his past comes looking for him in the form of a ruthless dragon hunter.

Now, Charles must return to the Ice Ring on a deadly quest for a wild dragon, a quest that will pull him back into the world he left behind. But he soon comes to find there's more at stake as the past and present collide. Only Charles can save his people from their past mistakes, providing he can live through facing his own.    

 Brief Excerpt
This dragon was intelligent, I could tell. The look in her eyes made me sure she knew exactly what we were doing there. Who else but dragon hunters would try to sail a ship into the heart of the Ice Ring?

Daemon uth Friesard finds himself forced into marriage with a stranger in order to stop a war between their kingdoms. There is nothing he wants more than to make a marriage, and a family, work with his new bride. But a beautiful minstrel may prove too much a temptation.
Clayden Kiel is confident a marriage between his king and the princess of a neighboring kingdom is the surest way to prevent a war. As time passes, the revelation of prophetic dreams causes him to suspect he has prevented one war, only to bring about another. Clayden must seek to find a way to avoid such a thing. But will his actions stop the war, or cause it?

 Brief Excerpt
Marma stared into the face of the god as she related her dream. “There is a black tower that radiates magic from its very stones. Darkness flows from it and howling shadows fill the sky. Phalindros burns. I’ve never had a Seeing so clear, so vivid.”

Micayta’s world has long been gripped in the thrall of an endless winter that grows worse with the passing of time. Life is a constant struggle. Then catastrophe strikes the small town in which she lives, thrusting Micayta and her brother Pytaki alone into the snow laden countryside. To keep herself and her brother alive will take all the strength that she has.
Then a mysterious stranger appears to complicate matters. Tech has an amazing story to tell, but is any of it true? Old wounds and betrayals make Micayta slow to trust, but without Tech she and her brother will never make it across the countryside alive. Through bandits, wolves, and snowstorms, the three struggle their way to the city of Phadra. But the real danger lies within the city walls, where Micayta becomes a player in a deadly game with a dark-eyed mage.
Nothing is what it seems.
As the truth unravels, Micayta finds herself drawn into a struggle much bigger than she ever dreamed. Choices must be made and sides taken. But the question of who to trust is one not easily answered. Micayta will have to open her heart and find a way to let someone else in, or the flames that destroyed her home will consume the world.

 Brief Excerpt
Two long, black horns curved back from a reptilian face covered in crimson scales; sharp spikes ran all down a serpentine neck that was mottled with a faded shade of orange; clawed feet gripped the edge of the bakery roof; two leathery wings cast a dark shadow over the alley. The dragon’s black eyes gazed at something over the rooftops, seemingly oblivious to Micayta’s presence below.
Carlan Andrassis is a Firebrand, one who can create and control fire, as well as a Lord of the second most powerful House in the Ten Kingdoms. He is also a young man with a dark secret that makes him afraid to use his power. But as a terrible plot plays out around him, he must learn to conquer that fear, or be destroyed by it.
Jada Suvari is a Firebrand as well, and daughter of the High King of the unified kingdoms of Garden. A spoiled, willful young woman with a quick temper, her world revolves around herself and her whims. But when a little harmless flirting with a handsome young knight leads to danger, Jada finds herself forced to face a truth inside her own heart.

 Brief Excerpt
Carlan watched the dragon once more circling above them. He’d once seen a cat do much the same thing to a frightened mouse. Attack and retreat, attack and retreat, the cat had whipped the mouse into a frenzy of terror before killing it with a single swipe. Then the cat simply left it lying there, dead. It wasn’t hungry, it wasn’t hunting; killing the mouse was just a bit of sport.


Dagen is a thief and a good one, at least in his humble opinion. But he has more in mind for his future than picking pockets, and when he comes across the haul of a lifetime, he finally sees a way to impress the boss of his crew, maybe even enough to be made partner.
But things don't go the way Dagen had planned and soon he finds himself on the run with a sack full of stolen jewels, and more, for unknown to him, one of those jewels is the fabled Dragonstar, created in times long past by a powerful sorcerer.
The plan is to head for the port city of Braack, but the Dragonstar has other ideas. From the secret city of thieves, to the ruins of a castle, to the last stronghold of the elves, Dagen's whole life is flipped upside down by visions, haunts, strange beasts, and the looming possibility that one day, he just might have to kill a god.

 Brief Excerpt

Dagen’s stomach lurched as he slowly turned his head and saw Bolo grinning at him from the front door of the trading post. It wasn’t possible; Bolo and Hark didn’t have the brains between them to figure out that they could cut him off by getting to the ferry first. But the alternative was so horrible his mind refused to even contemplate it. Then Bolo stepped aside and Dagen didn’t have to worry about contemplating anything because a living nightmare was walking out onto the porch.
When Queen Eanndra calls the leaders of the Territories and their heirs to Star Mountain for a Conclave, none of them expect to have their lives changed forever by the repercussions of a war that ended three hundred years ago.
With the return of the Web of Light, chaos and destruction must surely follow.
Sides will be chosen.
Friendships won and lost.
For within every heart lies the dark seed of betrayal.
 Brief Excerpt
Valdor didn’t hesitate, didn’t take even a moment to think on what might happen, he simply ran. What he hit was not a solid wall, but a sort of thickness. For him, passing the statue was like walking through water with weighted feet. The air pressed against him, trapping the breath in his lungs. And it was cold. So cold what little breath he could manage frosted before his eyes.

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