The Cruelty of Magic

  



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A warlord seeks the destruction of Runefall, and the end of magic, as a prophecy is met with doubt.

Kyra, a young woman capable of wielding rune magic, is called from her hidden city to a temple no one knows about. As Kyra wrestles with a prophecy, and wanting to save her city, a dwarven king leads his people to carve a new home for themselves but instead finds himself approaching divinity. 

 

On the other side of the world, a dark sewer hosts a father and son who escaped a tyrannical attack. They now hide and attempt to summon a golem for protection but learn something about magic that might change the world.

 

Intricate stories and deep lies connect peoples from all across the land. The actions of one may very well condemn the lives of another, even if they never meet.

 

Such is the cruel way of the world and the unforgiving cost of magic.

The Evolutionist

  


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In a world on the brink of a scientific renaissance, humanity stumbles upon a black hole nearby—a revelation that redefines our place in the cosmos. It provides a limitless source of energy. Out of this discovery is born a technology eclipsing the Age of Electronics.


Yet, beneath the shimmering veil of progress, discord festers. Meet Kayhul, an investigator for the Reinformation Governance Board, who is drawn into a mysterious web spun by Qymac Ize, the enigmatic leader of the PANAR Society. Can Kayhul unravel the Society's motives in time to avert catastrophe, or is humanity destined to be a footnote in the long annals of cosmic history?


"The Evolutionist" delves into a provocative dialogue that grapples with ecology, technological transcendence, and the morality of extinction. It is a suspense-filled odyssey that explores the darkest corridors of human innovation and ideological extremism. 


Prepare for a mind-bending journey that will leave you questioning the very foundation of human existence.

Son of the Sanctumite: A Dark Fantasy of Sword and Sorcery (Ivory Saga Book 1)



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When Kerra plunges her son into the river, she sets him on a path of blood and suffering. Taking his first steps, will he emerge the same person?

Kerra is the notorious matriarch of the valley known as Sanctum, a merciless leader of warriors known as the Ember Jackals, and a new mother. Since her initiation, all she’s known is a ravenous bloodlust. Now, her priority is the wellbeing of her son, Asher. Can she preserve their bond in the wake of her bloody history? Or will love turn to ire, as Asher learns the truth of the world and what it means to be an Ember Jackal?

Maya is the lowly Sanctumite charged with the honor of caring for Asher, but she harbors a dangerous secret: under cover of night, she regularly journeys into the forbidden lands beyond the veil. Her ultimate goal is to escape, but how can she hope to succeed with an Ember Jackal in her care? Can she trust Asher to protect her? Or will sentiment be her downfall?

Asher is a young boy caught unaware in a cruel world. For Kerra, he must struggle in combat, uphold the ancient traditions of his lineage and bear the sorrows they bring. For Maya, he must share his knowledge, guard her secrets, and undermine the laws of the valley. But what does Asher want for himself? And how can he reconcile the startling revelations he discovers?

Son of the Sanctumite is a character-driven, coming-of-age dark fantasy adventure perfect for readers who enjoy rich worldbuilding, layered characters with clashing motivations, and lively stories that delve into complex themes.

Author Interview: The Sneeze Collector

  

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What inspired you to write about a Sneeze Collector?

The moment you need to sneeze and then it goes away. That frustrating feeling could be completely different if you realised it didn’t just go away, it was stolen! 

How did you come up with the character of Summer?

Impatient, curious, a good heart and an urge to complete any mission he starts. He’s not too unlike myself.

Can you share more about the mysterious man only Summer can see?

This is the sneeze collector, a large and ominous-looking figure. Is he dangerous? Or could he be a hero in disguise?  One thing is for sure, he loves hot chocolate!  

What are some of the crazy inventions in the book?

Invisibility is a big thing, a good sneeze collector won’t get very far if he or she is walking around in plain sight. And how do you collect the sneezes? And where do you store them? These all need clever inventions too.

You included performing pigeons and terrifying tigers; why these animals?

There’s a lot more animals in the book. But I chose to highlight these. Alphonso the pigeon is very talented and has quite a big role! And the twin tigers ‘Thunder and Lightening’ make their presence felt in only the way two terrifying tigers could!

The book has bullies; how do these characters add to Summers adventure?

Ben, Summer’s school bully is not a nice person. Every time Summer tries to make progress Ben seems to be in his way. Can Summer finally get his revenge? He’s going to have to be inventive! 

What was your favourite part of writing this story?

The beginning, seeing it start to grow and blossom. I enjoyed finding solutions when I become stuck at certain sections, that seems to happen when I’m in the shower! For some reason. I liked developing the characters and I truly love the ending! Why? You know there’s one way to find out ;)

How do you hope kids will feel after reading your book?

I sincerely hope they enjoy the story and it’s entire journey. And I also hope that for the rest of their days, whenever they feel the need to sneeze but it just goes away, they will think did it really go away or was it… the sneeze collector!   

Are there any real-life lessons you want your readers to learn from The Sneeze Collector?

Life is tough, we all need a helping hand now and again, you don’t have to do it all alone.

            And don’t be so quick to judge people, everyone is going through something, they might be                    hero in disguise.

Editorial Review For Unveiling Revelation: The Approaching Storm

  

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Editorial Review For Unveiling Revelation: The Approaching Storm


Unveiling Revelation: The Approaching Storm by James Kiely delves deep into the mysteries and prophecies of the biblical Book of Revelation, presenting it in an accessible and engaging manner. This book emerges from eight years of diligent study and commitment to making a complex subject understandable for modern readers.

Kiely's work is well-structured and engaging, making it hard to put down once you start reading. He successfully ties together various scriptural elements, providing a comprehensive view of biblical prophecies and their implications for today. The book’s approach is both educational and enlightening, potentially life-changing for readers as it opens their eyes to new interpretations and understandings of scripture.

Readers who enjoy thorough scriptural analysis accompanied by clear and insightful interpretations will find this book immensely rewarding. It's recommended for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of biblical prophecies, especially those concerning the end times. Whether you are a scholar, a devout follower, or simply curious about biblical revelations, Kiely’s book promises to be a valuable addition to your library.

Diamond Blood (Diamond Blood - Shadow Ice Saga Book 1)

  

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Book 1 of the Shadow Ice Saga, meets Estella Vincent. Once a proud vampire, Estella has spent centuries playing second fiddle to the man she loved. Her undead existence, although one of luxury and pomp, is unbecoming. Though she wants for nothing, Estella grows bored and feels the need to reignite the fire which has long dimmed.


After a sordid dalliance with the wrong kind of monster, Estella’s entire existence is threatened beyond all imagination. Pregnant with a hybrid entity, an unnatural occurrence that wasn’t supposed to happen, the consequence is dire.

Fearing not just for herself but for the new life she carries, Estella goes into hiding preparing for the ultimate battle that lies ahead.

Diamond Blood is a dark fatalistic story where love, lust and survival co-exist in the murky depths of the dark Underworld.

All Roads Lead

 

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 A cuckolded groom, a gay man obsessed with his closeted lover, and a young woman impregnated via “stealthing” take a road trip to confront their personal demons.


All Roads Leadis a fast-paced, road-trip novel with nuance, humor, and unforgettable characters. When Alex Bergman learns that his fiancĂ©e has been cheating on him, he enlists his gay best man, Jeremy, and Jeremy’s younger sister, Jennie, to wreak havoc on the bride-to-be. They devise a plan to torch the wedding not at the altar but at the reception for maximum effect. Their over-the-top caper is shared on social media and goes viral. The three of them head out of town to NYC with no ultimate destination in mind.

While in New York, they map out a cross-country journey to attempt to find closure. In Nashville, Jennie visits the Vanderbilt student who impregnated her. In Chicago, Jeremy gives an ultimatum to his closeted and married long-time lover. They end up in Boulder, where Alex meets the biological father and half-sister he never knew existed – and learns family secrets he can never reveal.

The Greater Good

 


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Stunning medical advance or unimaginable nightmare? "... A fast-moving, hard-hitting medical thriller..." -Bestthrillers


Have you taken a home DNA test, or know someone who has? The Greater Good concludes with an examination of the state of genetic privacy and presents questions you should ask BEFORE sending in that sample.

"... (The Greater Good) illuminates the social challenges we all face from DNA technology...one diabolical twist after another...it's medical thriller with high stakes." 
-John Tierney, New York Times Best-Selling Author


Dr. Jonathan Morrison saves his son's life with a kitchen knife, but finally realizes he has been in denial about the true cause of his son's worsening symptoms. When he is contacted by Advanced Genomic Research, their promise of creating a revolutionary new treatment for his son seems too good to be true. And there is a catch. He is faced with an impossible choice- abandon a possible cure for his son, or embrace an ethical compromise that will change him forever. His painful journey unearths a shocking revelation that will lead to either redemption, or damnation...and the death of countless unsuspecting victims, including everyone he loves.

"...an adrenaline-pumping journey through the ethical gray zone...you won't wanna put this one down, and when you do, you'll be itching to chat about it with anyone who'll listen!"
 -NetGalley Reviewer


"...a medical thriller must-read..."
 -Readers' Favorite

Perfect for fans of Robin Cook and Tess Gerritsen.

Editorial Review: Revelations: Menelik's Dagger

  

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Editorial Review: Revelations: Menelik's Dagger

Revelations: Menelik's Dagger by Davie Fairbanks whisks readers off to 2014 Ethiopia—a place where the thin line between myth and reality blurs. The novel starts off in diverse locations: Rome, London, and Ethiopia, with the discovery of Menelik's dagger—a legendary artifact that triggers an ancient prophecy, jeopardizing the fate of many.

This book masterfully blends history with mystery, integrating real-world events to seamlessly blur the lines between fiction and reality. Fairbanks crafts a compelling narrative where every detail counts; every chapter propels the plot forward. The story follows four main characters—a Priest, a Philanthropist Billionaire, an Assassin, and a Theologist—whose individual journeys are intricately woven together by greater powers, yet their connections remain a tantalizing mystery to the readers.

Characters from different walks of life are drawn together, each playing a pivotal role in the unfolding events. They must collaborate to navigate the challenges that arise, driving the story toward a convergence of characters against a backdrop of prophecy. The narrative is paced within an inch of its life, layering complex themes and subtext, leaving readers eager to discover what happens next.

If you appreciated the intricate plotting and historical intricacies of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci CodeRevelations: Menelik's Dagger promises even more excitement. Dive into this journey to find out if they succeed or fail—this book was AMAZING!

Editorial Review For Timewrecked: Collision With Destiny

 

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Editorial Review For Timewrecked: Collision With Destiny

In VV Sinclair's Timewrecked: Collision With Destiny, readers are thrust into a high-stakes adventure with Elizabeth Sapphire, a temporal scientist from the 26th century. The novel begins as Sapphire finds herself stranded in 1909 New York City, a time and place far from the advanced society she knows. With no time machine, her only companion is her cat, and her only hope is to locate and refuel her lost U-boat designed for time travel.

Sinclair masterfully constructs a narrative that is as much about survival as it is about the ethics of time manipulation. Sapphire's quest is complicated by the Anacron enforcers—a group dedicated to preserving the timeline—who are relentlessly pursuing her. The tension escalates with the introduction of Primeval, a nefarious time cult intent on using Sapphire's discoveries to reshape history for their own dark purposes.

The book's pacing is brisk, moving readers through a series of close encounters and tight escapes that underscore the perilous nature of time travel. Sinclair raises compelling questions about destiny and consequence, making readers ponder the potential impacts of changing history.

Timewrecked: Collision With Destiny is not just a tale of time travel; it's an exploration of the responsibilities that come with power. This first installment of the Sapphire Chronicles sets a strong foundation for a series that promises even greater challenges and deeper inquiries into the fabric of time itself. Readers looking for a blend of historical intrigue and futuristic technology will find much to enjoy in this imaginative tale. Grab your copy and join Elizabeth Sapphire as she navigates the treacherous waters of time, destiny, and ethics.