EXTRAORDINARY (ROUGH PASSAGE, BOOK ONE) BY AUTHOR K.M. HERKES

KM Herkes

A trip to the traveling carnival with two toddlers and a mobility-challenged parent isn’t most people’s definition of fun, but it’s closer than Valerie Wade usually gets. A few hours kicking sawdust and revisiting favorite childhood memories, that’s all she asks.

It’s her annual treat, a visit back in time to the carefree years before she learned that her blood carries a potential death sentence, before life beat her down and broke her spirit. It’s the one place where she can forget about secrets, debts and obligations for a few hours and remember what hope feels like.

Everything changes that night, under the bright lights and the striped awnings. The monsters and freaks aren’t in the sideshow tents. They’re walking the aisles, and before the carnival is done, Valerie will be taking her place among them.

About The Author:

I love stories that dance in the open spaces between genres, so those are what I write. Professional development has included classroom teaching, animal training, aquaculture, horticulture, retail operations, and customer service. Personal development is ongoing. Cats, baking, and flowers are involved.

My books play in the literary traffic, dodging between science and fantasy, present and future, to reach a sweet spot where characters come alive. Damaged souls, triumphs of the spirit, divided loyalties, and dialogue loaded with witty humor are recurring themes. I know I’ve hit my storytelling target when reviews start with, “This isn’t my usual read, but I took a chance,” and end with “And now I’ve read the whole series. I loved it and told all my friends to try it too.”

That happens a lot.

Other Titles By Author K.M. Herkes:

Flight Plan, Powerhouse, Controlled Descent, Joining in the Round and Turning the Work.

Links:

Official website: http://storysculpting.blogspot.com
http://www.amazon.com/K.M.-Herkes/e/B00GRLYEL2/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Twitter under @dawnrigger
Facebook: facebook.com/dawnriggersden
http://storysculpting.blogspot.com/

SPOTLIGHT: RETRIBUTION AND SACRIFICE (SHORT STORY) BY AUTHOR MATTHEW JOHNSON

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The Wars of Ascension ended three years ago, but a group of soldiers want revenge on those who opposed them in Heartwood Pines. Jarrod, a young man, more inclined to farming than fighting, must choose his moral path– support the cause or save the innocent? What are the consequences of his choices? Is he only a tool for the divine?

Sacrifice

Drought desolates the land, killing crops and cattle. With no rains in sight, the dragon priests must seed the clouds with dragon fire. The Great Appeasing commences to lure a dragon, but first they must find a mactare, a sacrifice. Abigail K’Nowel, daughter of a farmer, has what the dragon priests need. Gail B’Rile, son of a butcher, is an empath with a socially debilitating condition. It is up to Gail to save Abby from a horrific fate. (A short story)

About the Author:

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson is an award winning author. He was born in Lockport, NY. He moved to California and married his wonderful wife. He writes in the fantasy and horror genre. He teaches language arts in the Fontana Unified School District.

Author Links:

http://www.matthewjohnsonauthor.com

http://www.amazon.com/Retribution-Matthew-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00EDZQLV0/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.amazon.com/Sacrifice-Matthew-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00IKDI4WK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

SPOTLIGHT: THE WANDERING WIZARD and THE LOST DAUGHTERS OF DAVIT, SHORT STORIES BY AUTHOR KRISTY CAREY

The Wandering Wizard

The Wandering Wizard is a being who has devoted his life to protecting the world from the mystical forces that seek to destroy it. After merging with 5 others over 550 years, his mind is starting to crack under the pressure. Memories of the past flood his mind as he searches for the next vessel to continue keeping the darkness at bay.

Last Daughters of Davit

As the rule of King Davit finally draws to a close, conflict erupts within the family when the Heir to the Throne abandons her post.

About the Author:

Kristy Carey

Kristy Carey is an author and blogger with a passion for creativity. With two publications under her belt, she plans to keep the momentum by focusing on the Urban Fantasy genre in future pieces. She is currently splitting her time between writing and steampunk jewelry design. Her passion in both writing and design, is to mix together elements that don’t belong, and make them seem natural. Kristy is currently working several short stories.

Links:

Blog: http://wouldbesomebody.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KristyCareyAuthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kristy_C

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8434902.Kristy_Carey

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LWFIO00

SPOTLIGHT: DRAGON’S LUCK BY AUTHOR BRYAN FIELDS

Dragons Luck

Elves and Dragons in Vegas. Oh, myyy…

Las Vegas. City of sin, neon, and epic bad decisions. David Fraser and his fiancée, the Dragoness Rose Drake, are in Vegas for the BuzzCon gaming convention, seeking an investor for the online game they are developing. It is a long shot, but even in Las Vegas, long shots occasionally pay off.

The warrior god Crom has other plans. A centuries-old religious war between the Dark Elves of a distant world threatens to spill over onto Earth. Crom’s followers need an artifact capable of killing the demoness known as the Blood Maiden before she can become a full-fledged goddess and establish her worship on Earth. It’s a quest worthy of a Hero. A Hero like…David.

To succeed, David will need all the strength, resourcefulness, and luck he can muster. Fortunately, he has Rose to call on, and she has a way of making her own luck. Anyone who tries to stop them will find out what happens when the dice come up Dragons, the hard way.

About The Author:

Bryan Burnett

By day, I’m a mild-mannered IT tech; by night, a writer who spends too much time in online games. I grew up reading classical authors such as Verne, Burroughs, Wells, Haggard, and Lovecraft, often in conjunction with large doses of Monty Python, Wild Wild West, and Hee-Haw. My current influences include Doctor Who, Girl Genius, and An Idiot Abroad.

Author Links:

https://www.facebook.com/BryanFieldsAuthor

http://laughingotterslair.blogspot.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Fields/e/B00HNVCHOQ/