Tuesday, 25 June 2019

The Big Eight-Oh oh oh oh



I've been doing this for a while now with posts to celebrate my first book, Prince of Thorns, turning 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and now 80 ... as in 80,000 ratings on Goodreads.

This time the milestone has fallen just after the release of my latest book, Limited Wish. The Impossible Times trilogy which starts with One Word Kill concludes in November with Dispel Illusion.



So, what exciting topic will I broach for the milestone 80K?



Let's talk covers!

Recently there was a bit of internet fuss by Czech readers who weren't all impressed by the cover reveal for Red Sister by my Czech publishers:



Some of them remonstrated with me. How could I allow this etc etc. In the end the publishers decided to go in a different direction and this is now the cover:



The discussions revealed considerable misunderstandings about how much input traditionally published authors have on their covers. I'm currently running a cover contest in the 5th SPFBO, and these covers come about in the way many readers imagine that traditional publishing works. The authors choose their artist, ask for something specific, there is a to and fro, and the final product is hopefully something they feel ownership of. 

Things in traditional publishing are very different. When my first book, Prince of Thorns came out, the first I heard about the cover from the publisher who provided it was an email saying "here's your cover, we hope you like it".  As it happens, I really did. It was a fine piece of art from the excellent Jason Chan who went on to provide covers for 6 of my books and internal art for my special edition omnibuses. 



As a more successful author my opinion is canvassed to a greater degree by my US and UK publishers but still it's nothing like what happens with self-published authors.

With overseas publishers (of whom I have dozens) in 99% of cases I'm not told when the book comes out, what the title is, or shown the cover. I find out when a reader sends me a link.

Two things to remember, however. Firstly: I'm not paying for the art. Secondly: My publishers know a lot more than I do about what sells in their market.

Emotionally, the cover is a statement about the author's art. The author wants one they like. Obviously.

Economically, the cover is a sales device. The publisher (and the author) want to sell books. Since the publisher has bought the rights and made a significant financial investment both in the advance to the author and the costs of production, they sensibly take hold of this important factor in the success of the book. They know that the author is good with words. They have no reason to believe that the author is an expert in covers.

And it's true. I'm not an expert in covers. Indeed I often don't have strong opinions when I am asked for input at the early stage or to choose between options at a later stage.

The UK Book of the Ancestor covers changed character through the course of the trilogy but it wasn't me driving those changes. I had no objection to the Red Sister hardcover cover. I didn't campaign for the change to the paperback cover. I like both. Readers, however, often voice strong opinions in both directions.




When considering what might be on the cover of One Word Kill I never even thought of just the title. My mind was wandering across D&D paraphernalia, dice, maps, characters... None of it really jumped out at me as "yes, we must have that". And when 47North came up with the text-only idea I was very pleasantly surprised. It somehow captured the era and seemed to invite readers in without loading them with preconceptions. The images I'd been thinking of would have turned away some readers whose biases reviews now tell me that that text overcame. So bravo to the publishers.



 I'm not a control freak - I'll leave them to do what they do best and stick with what I know. Sure, sometimes the results won't be great, no cover is universally loved, but then again, neither is any book! Some of my covers I love. Some not so much. You won't catch me telling you which is which. And in all cases my thanks go to the artists for their skill and hard work.










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Friday, 21 June 2019

SPFBO 2019 - Cover Contest!

Each year I run a cover contest for the SPFBO entrants. Each blog choses its 3 favourite covers from their pool of 30 entrants. The 30 favourites collected from the 10 blogs are then voted on in separate ballots by the bloggers and by the public.

The public vote is of course a bit of fun and subject to all the issues of brigading and cheating that online polls often are - though our anti-cheat software is more effective than the raw poll results might lead you to believe.

We did this in 2018, 2017 & 2016 too.


Here are the finalists from the blogs:


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Thursday, 13 June 2019

SPFBO 5 - Phase 1



I will be listing the entries here. I will list them considerably more slowly than they come in to start with. So please don't email me to see if I got your entry.

I will update the number of entries on a swifter basis.

Read about the rules on the call for authors page.

It's tradition that I make a Wordle out of all the titles:


Our average title appears to run along the lines of "Children of the Shadow Dragon" or "The Dead Raven's Blood-Sword".

& here's our name-based gender break down:
slightly more male than usual - 2017 was our femalest year. Initials are generally used more by women.



We have the full 300 entries!
Allocations to blogs will appear below this list - there will be some further shuffling to ensure authors are not paired with blogs run by friends.

Entries:

T.M Rain - Full Dive
Ben Meeks - Petrified
Jeff Pryor - Strings of Chance
J.C Kang - Masters of Deception
Alex Raizman - Small Worlds
Alex Lang - Gloomwalker
Raymond St. Elmo - The Book in the Bottle
Vince Moneymaker - Realm Source
Gaja J Kos & Boris Kos - Evenfall
Catherine Schaff-Stump - The Vessel of Ra
Sakina Murdock - A Bagful of Dragon
Virginia McClain - Blade's Edge
Andrew Butcher - Fear the Wolf
Graham Austin-King - The Lore of Prometheus
Roderick T Macdonald - The Thief and The Demon
Toby Frost - Up to the Throne
Alexander J Vincent - Children of Mytrea
Ian Lewis - From Legend
Brad Carsten - The Wretched
Camila Ochlan Bonita Gutierrez - The Werewolf Whisperer
Nicholas Hoy - Guardian Blood
John Bierce - Into the Labyrinth
Travis M Riddle - The Narrows
Andy Blinston - Oblivion
Eli Selig - Witch in Winter
M.L Wang - The Sword of Kaigen
Jason Parker - Chasing Portals
Lisa Cassidy - A Tale of Stars and Shadow
Jeffrey Hall - The Crumbling Kingdom
C.F Welburn - The Ashen Levels
Gareth Lewis - Song of Thunder
Christian Corbitt - Exhumations
Chris O'Mara - Healer's Ruin
Lee H Haywood - A Wizard's Dark Dominion
Robert J Power - Spark City
Jonathan Auerbach - Guild of Tokens
Christopher Mitchell - The Queen's Executioner
Carol A Park - Sweetblade
Angela Boord - Fortune's Fool
Alicia Wanstall-Burke - Blood of Heirs
Casey White - Silvertongue
Liam Perrin - Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of the Less Valued Knights
Emerald Dodge - Sea of Lost Souls
Jacob Sannox - The Raven Master's Revenge
Sarah Buhrman - Too Wyrd
Steve Turnbull - The Dragons of Esternes
Jaleta Clegg - Dark Dancer
Deck Matthews - The First of Shadows
Harry Young - These Forgotten Gods
Benjamin Hope - The Procurement of Souls
Luke Tarzian - Vultures
Phil Williams - The City Screams
Clayton Snyder - River of Thieves
J Lenni Dorner - Fractions of Existence
Peter Harris - The Silk Mind
Kevin Wright - Monster City
Eileen Mueller - Ezaara
A.J Lancaster - The Lord of Stariel
E.L Drayton - Daxton
Anela Deen - Beneath Cruel Fathoms
Ashley Capes - The Fairy Wren
Linn Tesli - The Fox and the Hunter
Daniel Olesen - The Prince of Cats
Eric T Knight - Stone Bound
Meg Cowley - Heart of Dragons
Sarah K.L Wilson - Summernight
Marina Ermakova - Terrestrial Magic
Darian Smith - Kalanon's Rising
Deston J Munden - Tavern
Sonya M Black - A Sea of Broken Glass
Cynthia L Schneider - Nite Fire
A.C Spahn - Enchantress Undercover
Elise Kova - Vortex Visions
Edward Nile - Bloodlight
B.R Kingsolver - Shadow Hunter
Palmer Pickering - Moon Deeds
Caroline Thaung - A Quiet Rebellion
Terry Graves - Ravens' Will
Ryan Howse - The Steel Discord
S.J Hartland - The 19th Bladesman
Rob J Hayes - Never Die
Thomas Fleet - The War of the First Day
Sarah Chorn - Seraphina's Lament
E.M Markoff - The Deadbringer
Christopher Percy - Since Never
Assaph Mehr - In Numina
Jude Fawley - Plumbess Seg
Melissa Wright - King of Ash and Bone
Eli Celata - The One That Lives
Alan Ratcliffe - Raven's Edge
Aiki Flinthart - Iron
Geetha Krishnan - Ayana
Grace Bridges - Earthcore
A.K Ponder - Quest
Jason Holt - The Dragonslayer of Edgewhen
Ben Galley - Chasing Graves
David Reiss - Fid's Crusade
Emily Martha Sorenson - The Keeper and the Rulership
A.M MacDonald - Remember the Dawn
Patty Jansen - The Bastard Prince
J.F Rodgers - Astray
William C Tracy - Journey to the Top of the Nether
Phil Dickens - Orphans of the Dead
Jim Hodgson - Apprentice Quest
Wesley Allen - In the Land of the Penny Gnomes
Taya Okerlund - The Spec Set
Dale Harker - The Farmer
J.E Porter - The Innkeeper
Stephanie Burgis - Snowspelled
Paul Freeman  - After the Fall
Melissa A Joy - Keys of the Origin
Randall McNally - Shadowless
S.C Flynn - Children of the Different
Eliza Raine - Skies of Olympus
Phil Tucker - Throne
Jeramy Goble - Briz and Bayla: The Bronze Age Bounty Hunters
Joel Manners - The Martyr's Blade
Geoffrey Breedon - The Dragon Star
Frank G Albelo - The Hall
Andrew Einspruch - The Thorning Ceremony
Joyce Reynolds-Ward - Klone's Stronghold
Shanna Bosarge - Devian
John A Pretorius - Living in Times of Dragons
Flint Maxwell - Knight and Shadow
Tom Hansen - Igniting Vengeance
Resa Nelson - The Dragonslayer's Sword
Jason Russell - Quest of Kings
Matt Moss - Alterlife
Justin DePaoli - Dragonsoul
Catherine Spader - Feast of the Raven
Robin Stephen - Brinlin Isle
Levi Jacobs - Beggar's Rebellion
Angela J Ford - Realm of Beasts
Kelly Blanchard - Someday I'll Be Redeemed
Matt Larkin - Tides of Mana
Rob Rodgers - Devil's Cape
Noelle Nichols - Shadow's Hand
D.W Hawkins - Child of the Flames
Jacob Rasmussen - The Fall
Daniel Potter - Dragon's Price
J.A Andrews - Pursuit of Shadows
A.C Cobble - Quill
Mike Morris - Cry Havoc
Adam Craig - The Pact
A.F Stewart - Ghosts of the Sea Moon
Shane Simmons - Necropolis
Jordan Rivet - The Watermight Thief
Krista D Ball - A Magical Inheritance
Miriam R Dumitra - Brightshade
Victoria Corva - Books & Bone
Keith Blenman - Necromantica
K.B Benson - The Harvest
S.A Klopfenstein - The Shadow Watch
Nicole Zoltack - A Time of Turmoil
Thaddeus White - Sir Edric and the Plague
Jacob Peppers - A Sellsword's Compassion
Craig A Price - Dragon Sword
Michael Ripplinger - Yesterday's Demons
Jeffrey L Kohanek - The Buried Symbol
Gregory Mattix - Scions of Nexus
Lauren L Garcia - Catalyst Moon
Kelly Marsden - The Shadow Rises
Aaron Hodges - Daughter of Fate
Huw Steer - The Blackbird and the Ghost
R.A Denny - The Emperor's Harvest
Tao Wong - The First Step
Richard Nell - The God King's Legacy
Lee Gaiteri - Below
Tracy Cooper-Posey - The Branded Rose Prophecy
Drew Montgomery - Taika Town
John Walters - Caliban's Children
H.G Chambers - Windwalker
Jordan C Robinson - Ghost
Levi Pfeiffer - Litany of Wrath
Noor Al-Shanti - Children of the Dead City
Aidan Russell - Road of the Lost
Kevin Potter - Shadow of the Overlord
Edward M Erdelac - The Knight With Two Swords
Zamil Akhtar - Song of a Dead Star
D.M Guay - Jess Rising
Sybrina Durant - Journey to Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale
G.S Scott - Cleansed
R.M Garino - The Gates of Golorath
Monica Zwikstra - Alban's Choice
Tracy Kozinski - The City of Locked Doors
Vincent E.M Thorn - Skies of the Empire
Olga Werby - Twin Time
Joseph Daniel - Theft of Sapphire
C.Z Edwards - Rien's Rebellion
I.W Ferguson - Belief's Horizon
Marc Vun Kannon - Ghost Killer
Allison Pang - Magpie's Song
Benedict Patrick - From the Shadows of the Owl Queen's Court
Ash Toroid - Tooth Goblins
Katlynn Brooke - The Six and the Crystals of Ialana
Kristen S Walker - Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts
David Perlmutter - Honey and Salt
Jordan Short - The Skald's Black Verse
Brian McClellan - Uncanny Collateral
Danny Bryn - Our Bloody Pearl
Richard Writhen - The Angel of the Grave
Andrew Hall - Children of Shadows
Randy Nargi - The Owl & the Dragon
Patrick LeClerc - Broken Crossroads
A.R Harlow - We Must Find Her
R.G Long - Sword of Ruyn
Emma Shelford - Free Dive
Diane Duane - The Door Into Fire
Antoine Bandele - The Kishi
Rainbow Maccabre - A Separation of Worlds
Anna Sikorska - More Than Bad Intentions
L.K Evans - Grayden
E.M Neftelberg - The Young Practitioner
L.K Engelmeier - A Shard of Sea & Bone
Karen Healy & Robyn Fleming - The Empress of Timbra
J.M Riddles - Torn Apart
Troy A Hill - A Cup of Blood
Marina Finlayson - Changeling Exile
Jack Massa - Cloak of the Two Winds
Stephan Morse - Hound of the Mountain
Joan Marie Verba - Sword of Queens
Nancy E Dunne - Wanderer
Jackson Lear - The Blade Within
Paul B Kohler - The Borrowed Souls
Abbie Evans - The Gossamer Globe
Lazette Gifford - Raventower & Merriweather
Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle - Web of Eyes
L.S O'Dea - Lake of Sin
Matthew Satterlee - Forlorn Dimension
Robin Lythgoe - Blood and Shadow
Jaime Mauchline - Guns of Liberty
Justin Bloch - The Stolen Karma of Nathaniel Valentine
Diane Lynn McGyver - Shadows in the Stone
A.A Warne - Heavy Dirty Soul
Rye Sobo - The Dark Sea Beyond
Michele Crow & A.A Warne - Concealed Power
Peter Thomson - A Walk in the Wild
Marisa Mills & Drake Mason - The Source of Magic
A.B Endacott - Queendom of the Seven Lakes
J.B Allen - When The Elves Are Gone
Katie Baker - The Keeper and the Compass
Carol Ann King - A Keeper's Destiny
Laura Vanarendonk Baugh - Shard & Shield
Lydia Sherrer - Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus
Ellis L Knox - A Child of Great Promise
Parvathi Ramkumar - The Grove of the Sun
Marniy Jones - The Seal of Throkar
Marjory Kaptanoglu - Dreadmarrow Thief
Sean Monaghan - The Mapmaker of Morgenfeld
Joel Sprigg - Over a God's Dead Body
Kat Cotton - Demon Child
Jon Ray - Gorp: Goblin Janitor
T.S Valmond - The Courier's Code
Rebecca Callahan - The Dark Yule
L.W Fells - The Golden Unseen
Rafael Hohmann - SunRider
Simon Clairvel - Journey Through the Innerverse
Scott J Robinson - The Brightest Light
Rebecca Sutton - Haventon Born
Alexzander Christion - Rook
Blaine D Arden - A Triad in Three Acts
Watson Davis - The Lich's Heart
Andrew Hiller - A Halo of Mushrooms
Steven Smith - Edgehaven
Vaughan W Smith - Pool of Knowledge
Mark Huntley-James - Hell of a Deal
Mary Fan - Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil
Casia Schreyer - Rose in the Dark
Kade Cook - Grey
Grey Melmoth - Strathen
G.J Reilly - Inquisitor
Eldon Thompson - The Ukinhan Wilds
Vincent Bobbe - Immortals' Requiem
Sharon Van Orman - Lykaia
Ashley R Carlson - The Charismatics
Lina Jubilee - Succubus Lips
Christopher Clark - The Humming Blade
Dan Prince - Adventurer Academy
Madeleine D'Este - Women of Wasps and War
Helen Henderson - Dragon Destiny
Abigail McKee & Lorri Moulton - The Magic of Burrows Bay
D.K Holmberg - The Dark Ability
Nikki McCormack - Dissident
D.P Prior - Husk
Ryan Toxopeus - A Noble's Quest
Val Clark - Lost
Cheri Lasota - Petra
Edward Aubry - Prelude to Mayhem
Sergio Pereira - The  Not-So-Grim Reaper
Brian D Meeks - Dragon's Fury
Perry Morris - Children of the Blessing
Hailey Griffiths - Starheart
L.L Thomsen - The Missing Shield
Barbara Gaskell Denvil - A White Horizon
Eddie Skelson - Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies
Erik Henry Vick - Errant Gods
Ivy Smoak - Sea of Stars
K Vale Nagle - Eyrie
Matthew S Cox - The Eldritch Heart
Aaron Bunce - The Winter of Swords



Fantasy-Faction
T.M Rain - Full Dive
Sakina Murdock - A Bagful of Dragon
Nicholas Hoy - Guardian Blood
Gareth Lewis - Song of Thunder
Alicia Wanstall-Burke - Blood of Heirs
Luke Tarzian - Vultures
Ashley Capes - The Fairy Wren
Cynthia L Schneider - Nite Fire
Thomas Fleet - The War of the First Day
Aiki Flinthart - Iron
J.F Rodgers - Astray
Melissa A Joy - Keys of the Origin
Joyce Reynolds-Ward - Klone's Stronghold
Robin Stephen - Brinlin Isle
A.C Cobble - Quill
Keith Blenman - Necromantica
Lauren L Garcia - Catalyst Moon
John Walters - Caliban's Children
Sybrina Durant - Journey to Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale
Marc Vun Kannon - Ghost Killer
Richard Writhen - The Angel of the Grave
Anna Sikorska - More Than Bad Intentions
Joan Marie Verba - Sword of Queens
Jaime Mauchline - Guns of Liberty
Katie Baker - The Keeper and the Compass
Kat Cotton - Demon Child
Watson Davis - The Lich's Heart
G.J Reilly - Inquisitor
Abigail McKee & Lorri Moulton - The Magic of Burrows Bay
Perry Morris - Children of the Blessing

Fantasy Book Critic
Ben Meeks - Petrified
Andrew Butcher - Fear the Wolf
John Bierce - Into the Labyrinth
Christian Corbitt - Exhumations
Casey White - Silvertongue
Phil Williams - The City Screams
Linn Tesli - The Fox and the Hunter
A.C Spahn - Enchantress Undercover
E.M Markoff - The Deadbringer
Geetha Krishnan - Ayana
William C Tracy - Journey to the Top of the Nether
Randall McNally - Shadowless
Shanna Bosarge - Devian
Levi Jacobs - Beggar's Rebellion
J.A Andrews - Pursuit of Shadows
K.B Benson - The Harvest
Kelly Marsden - The Shadow Rises
H.G Chambers - Windwalker
G.S Scott - Cleansed
Allison Pang - Magpie's Song
Andrew Hall - Children of Shadows
L.K Evans - Grayden
Nancy E Dunne - Wanderer
Justin Bloch - The Stolen Karma of Nathaniel Valentine
Carol Ann King - A Keeper's Destiny
Jon Ray - Gorp: Goblin Janitor
Andrew Hiller - A Halo of Mushrooms
Eldon Thompson - The Ukinhan Wilds
D.K Holmberg - The Dark Ability
Hailey Griffiths - Starheart

Lynn's Books
Jeff Pryor - Strings of Chance
Graham Austin-King - The Lore of Prometheus
Travis M Riddle - The Narrows
Chris O'Mara - Healer's Ruin
Liam Perrin - Sir Thomas the Hesitant and the Table of the Less Valued Knights
Clayton Snyder - River of Thieves
Daniel Olesen - The Prince of Cats
Elise Kova - Vortex Visions
Rob J Hayes - Never Die
Grace Bridges - Earthcore
Phil Dickens - Orphans of the Dead
S.C Flynn - Children of the Different
John A Pretorius - Living in Times of Dragons
Angela J Ford - Realm of Beasts
Mike Morris - Cry Havoc
S.A Klopfenstein - The Shadow Watch
Aaron Hodges - Daughter of Fate
Jordan C Robinson - Ghost
R.M Garino - The Gates of Golorath
Benedict Patrick - From the Shadows of the Owl Queen's Court
Randy Nargi - The Owl & the Dragon
E.M Neftelberg - The Young Practitioner
Jackson Lear - The Blade Within
Diane Lynn McGyver - Shadows in the Stone
Laura Vanarendonk Baugh - Shard & Shield
T.S Valmond - The Courier's Code
Steven Smith - Edgehaven
Vincent Bobbe - Immortals' Requiem
Nikki McCormack - Dissident
L.L Thomsen - The Missing Shield

The Qwillery
J.C Kang - Masters of Deception
Virginia McClain - Blade's Edge
Andy Blinston - Oblivion
Lee H Haywood - A Wizard's Dark Dominion
Emerald Dodge - Sea of Lost Souls
J Lenni Dorner - Fractions of Existence
Eric T Knight - Stone Bound
Edward Nile - Bloodlight
Meg Cowley - Heart of Dragons
A.K Ponder - Quest
Jim Hodgson - Apprentice Quest
Eliza Raine - Skies of Olympus
Flint Maxwell - Knight and Shadow
Kelly Blanchard - Someday I'll Be Redeemed
Adam Craig - The Pact
Nicole Zoltack - A Time of Turmoil
Huw Steer - The Blackbird and the Ghost
Levi Pfeiffer - Litany of Wrath
Monica Zwikstra - Alban's Choice
Ash Toroid - Tooth Goblins
Patrick LeClerc - Broken Crossroads
L.K Engelmeier - A Shard of Sea & Bone
Paul B Kohler - The Borrowed Souls
A.A Warne - Heavy Dirty Soul
Lydia Sherrer - Love, Lies & Hocus Pocus
Rebecca Callahan - The Dark Yule
Blaine D Arden - A Triad in Three Acts
Sharon Van Orman - Lykaia
D.P Prior - Husk
Barbara Gaskell Denvil - A White Horizon


Booknest
Alex Raizman - Small Worlds
Roderick T Macdonald - The Thief and The Demon
Eli Selig - Witch in Winter
Robert J Power - Spark City
Jacob Sannox - The Raven Master's Revenge
Peter Harris - The Silk Mind
Christopher Percy - Since Never
B.R Kingsolver - Shadow Hunter
Assaph Mehr - In Numina
Jason Holt - The Dragonslayer of Edgewhen
Wesley Allen - In the Land of the Penny Gnomes
Phil Tucker - Throne
Tom Hansen - Igniting Vengeance
Matt Larkin - Tides of Mana
A.F Stewart - Ghosts of the Sea Moon
Thaddeus White - Sir Edric and the Plague
R.A Denny - The Emperor's Harvest
Noor Al-Shanti - Children of the Dead City
Tracy Kozinski - The City of Locked Doors
Katlynn Brooke - The Six and the Crystals of Ialana
A.R Harlow - We Must Find Her
Karen Healy & Robyn Fleming - The Empress of Timbra
Abbie Evans - The Gossamer Globe
Rye Sobo - The Dark Sea Beyond
Ellis L Knox - A Child of Great Promise
L.W Fells - The Golden Unseen
Vaughan W Smith - Pool of Knowledge
Ashley R Carlson - The Charismatics
Ryan Toxopeus - A Noble's Quest
Aaron Bunce - The Winter of Swords

Kitty G
Alex Lang - Gloomwalker
Toby Frost - Up to the Throne
M.L Wang - The Sword of Kaigen
Jonathan Auerbach - Guild of Tokens
Sarah Buhrman - Too Wyrd
Kevin Wright - Monster City
Sarah K.L Wilson - Summernight
Palmer Pickering - Moon Deeds
Sarah Chorn - Seraphina's Lament
Ben Galley - Chasing Graves
Taya Okerlund - The Spec Set
Jeramy Goble - Briz and Bayla: The Bronze Age Bounty Hunters
Resa Nelson - The Dragonslayer's Sword
Rob Rodgers - Devil's Cape
Shane Simmons - Necropolis
Jacob Peppers - A Sellsword's Compassion
Tao Wong - The First Step
Aidan Russell - Road of the Lost
Vincent E.M Thorn - Skies of the Empire
Kristen S Walker - Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts
R.G Long - Sword of Ruyn
J.M Riddles - Torn Apart
Lazette Gifford - Raventower & Merriweather
Michele Crow & A.A Warne - Concealed Power
Parvathi Ramkumar - The Grove of the Sun
Rafael Hohmann - SunRider
Mark Huntley-James - Hell of a Deal
Lina Jubilee - Succubus Lips
Val Clark - Lost
Eddie Skelson - Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies

Thoughts Stained With Ink
Raymond St. Elmo - The Book in the Bottle
Alexander J Vincent - Children of Mytrea
Jason Parker - Chasing Portals
Christopher Mitchell - The Queen's Executioner
Steve Turnbull - The Dragons of Esternes
Jude Fawley - Plumbess Seg
Marina Ermakova - Terrestrial Magic
Caroline Thaung - A Quiet Rebellion
Angela Boord - Fortune's Fool
David Reiss - Fid's Crusade
Dale Harker - The Farmer
Joel Manners - The Martyr's Blade
Matt Moss - Alterlife
Noelle Nichols - Shadow's Hand
Krista D Ball - A Magical Inheritance
Craig A Price - Dragon Sword
Richard Nell - The God King's Legacy
Kevin Potter - Shadow of the Overlord
Olga Werby - Twin Time
David Perlmutter - Honey and Salt
Emma Shelford - Free Dive
Troy A Hill - A Cup of Blood
Rhett C. Bruno & Jaime Castle - Web of Eyes
Peter Thomson - A Walk in the Wild
Marniy Jones - The Seal of Throkar
Simon Clairvel - Journey Through the Innerverse
Mary Fan - Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil
Christopher Clark - The Humming Blade
Cheri Lasota - Petra
Erik Henry Vick - Errant Gods

SuperStarDrifter
Vince Moneymaker - Realm Source
Ian Lewis - From Legend
Jeffrey Hall - The Crumbling Kingdom
Carol A Park - Sweetblade
Jaleta Clegg - Dark Dancer
A.J Lancaster - The Lord of Stariel
Darian Smith - Kalanon's Rising
Terry Graves - Ravens' Will
Eileen Mueller - Ezaara
Emily Martha Sorenson - The Keeper and the Rulership
J.E Porter - The Innkeeper
Geoffrey Breedon - The Dragon Star
Jason Russell - Quest of Kings
D.W Hawkins - Child of the Flames
Jordan Rivet - The Watermight Thief
Michael Ripplinger - Yesterday's Demons
Lee Gaiteri - Below
Edward M Erdelac - The Knight With Two Swords
Joseph Daniel - Theft of Sapphire
Jordan Short - The Skald's Black Verse
Diane Duane - The Door Into Fire
Marina Finlayson - Changeling Exile
L.S O'Dea - Lake of Sin
Marisa Mills & Drake Mason - The Source of Magic
Marjory Kaptanoglu - Dreadmarrow Thief
Scott J Robinson - The Brightest Light
Casia Schreyer - Rose in the Dark
Dan Prince - Adventurer Academy
Edward Aubry - Prelude to Mayhem
Ivy Smoak - Sea of Stars


The Fantasy Hive
Gaja J Kos & Boris Kos - Evenfall
Brad Carsten - The Wretched
Lisa Cassidy - A Tale of Stars and Shadow
Deck Matthews - The First of Shadows
Harry Young - These Forgotten Gods
E.L Drayton - Daxton
Deston J Munden - Tavern
Ryan Howse - The Steel Discord
Eli Celata - The One That Lives
A.M MacDonald - Remember the Dawn
Stephanie Burgis - Snowspelled
Frank G Albelo - The Hall
Justin DePaoli - Dragonsoul
Jacob Rasmussen - The Fall
Miriam R Dumitra - Brightshade
Jeffrey L Kohanek - The Buried Symbol
Tracy Cooper-Posey - The Branded Rose Prophecy
Zamil Akhtar - Song of a Dead Star
C.Z Edwards - Rien's Rebellion
Brian McClellan - Uncanny Collateral
Antoine Bandele - The Kishi
Jack Massa - Cloak of the Two Winds
Matthew Satterlee - Forlorn Dimension
A.B Endacott - Queendom of the Seven Lakes
Sean Monaghan - The Mapmaker of Morgenfeld
Rebecca Sutton - Haventon Born
Kade Cook - Grey
Madeleine D'Este - Women of Wasps and War
Sergio Pereira - The  Not-So-Grim Reaper
K Vale Nagle - Eyrie

Rockstarlit Book Asylum
Catherine Schaff-Stump - The Vessel of Ra
Camila Ochlan Bonita Gutierrez - The Werewolf Whisperer
C.F Welburn - The Ashen Levels
Melissa Wright - King of Ash and Bone
Benjamin Hope - The Procurement of Souls
Anela Deen - Beneath Cruel Fathoms
Sonya M Black - A Sea of Broken Glass
S.J Hartland - The 19th Bladesman
Alan Ratcliffe - Raven's Edge
Patty Jansen - The Bastard Prince
Paul Freeman  - After the Fall
Andrew Einspruch - The Thorning Ceremony
Catherine Spader - Feast of the Raven
Daniel Potter - Dragon's Price
Victoria Corva - Books & Bone
Gregory Mattix - Scions of Nexus
Drew Montgomery - Taika Town
D.M Guay - Jess Rising
I.W Ferguson - Belief's Horizon
Danny Bryn - Our Bloody Pearl
Rainbow Maccabre - A Separation of Worlds
Stephan Morse - Hound of the Mountain
Robin Lythgoe - Blood and Shadow
J.B Allen - When The Elves Are Gone
Joel Sprigg - Over a God's Dead Body
Alexzander Christion - Rook
Grey Melmoth - Strathen
Helen Henderson - Dragon Destiny
Brian D Meeks - Dragon's Fury
Matthew S Cox - The Eldritch Heart













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