New Release by Children and Teens Author Fran Orenstein

March 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm (children, dragons, Magic) (, , , , , , )


Wizard of Balalac

When 12 year-old Tyler Trent is sent by his Uncle Tad to a disappearing bookstore in New York City to find the Book of Mysteries, he and his best friend, Zack Vander, have no idea that they will enter into an exciting and dangerous adventure in the strange land of Balara. The two boys, with the help of a two Balaran girls, a dragon-slayer giant, and a yellow polka dot dog, must battle a wizard and a fire-breathing dragon to resolve the mystery of the Wizard of Balalac.


Fran Orenstein, Ed.D., published author and poet, also edits both poetry and prose. She wrote her first poem at age eight and has written and published academically and professionally since then. This included working as a magazine editor and writer, writing political speeches and material for state government and newsletters for various organizations. Her credits include four previously published ‘tween novels and a book of children’s poetry. The second edition of The Wizard of Balalac from The Book of Mysteries is on sale at http://www.sleepytownpress.com. Watch for the debut of book two in this series, The Gargoyles of Blackthorne coming soon from Sleepytown Press. A teen historical romance novel will arrive in October from Whiskey Creek Press in Ebook format. And…there are more books as yet unpublished. Dr. Orenstein just finished an adult anthology of mystery, ghost, and vampire short stories. Currently she is writing an adult novel of human frailty and redemption, with bursts of poetic creativity in between, and is planning book three in The Book of Mysteries Series, The Griffons of Spyr. Check her website at http://www.franorenstein.weebly.com and http://www.myspace.com/franorenstein.

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Magical Workings, A Beginners Guide to the Use of Real Witchcraft by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

October 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm (Magic, old world, witchcraft) (, , , , , , )


Magical Workings, The Beginner’s Guide to the use of Real Witchcraft by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc. As I read this book by the wonderful Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, I thought about all of the negative things which have been said about Witches for years – even centuries.

  From the time they were burned and tortured in the dark ages and during the Salem Witch trials until even now. Ms. Scoyoc’s book is not a step by step how to guide for those who wish to persue the craft. It is a road map for those who wish to find their own way. As she so aptly states the “magic” is from with in. No potions, spells or any other thing that is associated with the craft can make things happen.

   I also choose to follow my own path. So I could relate to this book very well. The craft is not something one learn’s either the person has it or they don’t.

 Magical Workings is a great book for  those who are looking for something different who choose not to follow the norm and who rely on their own inner workings.

 Great job, deserving of five potions.

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Check Out the One and Only Dana Davis She So Rocks

October 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm (Magic, mystery, old world, romance, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , )


Award-Winning Speculative Fiction by Dana Davis Dear Readers: Halloween is just around the corner. My favorite holiday! Time to get out those decorations and decide on a costume. I’m also thrilled because Sage Truth: Book Two of the Teadai Prophecies will be released as an eBook in October. This is the second book in this fantasy trilogy for adults. And if you haven’t read book one, Deadly Fate, it’s now available from mobipocket, fictionwise, Kindle, eReader, and as a PDF download or CD. Please check out my website for more info. Other publications: My young adult, fantasy eBook Breach of Worlds is also available from the places listed above. And you can order the trade paperback versions of my award-winning novels Desert Magick: Superstitions and The Mask of Tamirella online or from your favorite bookstore. City of Gods: Book Three of the Teadai Prophecies is scheduled for release in December. And by next year, I should have an agreement for my young adult, audio book Quest for Freedom, so I’ll keep you posted on that as well. Upcoming public appearances: If you’re in the Phoenix area, please come out and join me on Saturday, October 10th from 10-3. I’ll be speaking at The Write Stuff writing seminar at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, along with several other authors on various aspects of writing and publishing advice. Registration is required and you might still get a seat if you act quickly. The venue is free but there is a $10 lunch fee which must be paid in advance. What a deal! But hurry – payments must be received by October 7th. If you’re interested, please check out the Appearances page on my website for information. Current writings: I’m now back to revising Desert Magick: Dream Catcher, the second book in my paranormal fantasy series. I’m anxious to focus on the third book in this series, as well as get those final edits done on my other fantasy and sci-fi novels for adults. Fun Stuff: Hubby and I had a great trip to Salem, MA a few weeks ago. We stayed at a haunted B&B and went on a haunted tour of the city, as well as doing all the witch stuff around town. Though we didn’t encountered any ghosts at the B&B we were creeped out by the dolls in our room. And of course, we couldn’t skip all the great author sites in the Boston area. I posted a few pictures on my website for you to check out and enjoy. For updates on my projects, appearances and general goings-on, please check out my website http://www.danadaviswriting.com Happy reading! Regards, Dana Davis Email: aznovelist@cox.net Website: http://www.danadaviswriting.com Blog: http://www.danadaviswriting.blogspot.com Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/danadaviswriting Twitter: http://twitter.com/DanaDavis New from SynergEbooks Deadly Fate: Book One of The Teadai Prophecies trilogy adult fantasy eBook http://www.synergebooks.com Coming October 2009 Sage Truth: Book Two of The Teadai Prophecies trilogy adult fantasy eBook http://www.synergebooks.com Coming December 2009 City of Gods: Book Three of The Teadai Prophecies trilogy adult fantasy eBook http://www.synergebooks.com Now on Kindle Breach of Worlds new young adult fantasy eBook http://www.synergebooks.com Trade paperback Desert Magick Superstitions award-winning paranormal fantasy for adults Trade paperback The Mask of Tamirella award-winning teen post-apocalyptic adventure.

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The Multi talented Ann B Author Brings Readers Three Exciting Books And All Three Are Vastly Different

September 11, 2009 at 1:19 am (Ann B Keller, dragons, fairies, historical, Magic, poetry, romance, scifi, Suspense Novels, western) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


BriggenIn the first book of this exciting sci-fi/fantasy trilogy, Briggen, the brawny warrior prince, is plucked from a hostile planet by the powerful wizard, Quinhelm, beginning his desperate plunge into the midst of an interplanetary war. Briggen and Quinhelm rush home as the powerful Xandoth and their allies surge across the galaxy, killing and laying waste to everything they encounter. As Briggen confronts the evil Sorceress of Endih, squabbling nobles and an assassin on his home planet, the great dragon Ephereon abducts the good sorceress, Telana, instructing her in the ways of magic. To her astonishment, Telana learns that she is the Chosen One, the one foretold by the ancients to lead the people of Mantasi to a stunning victory. Telana joins forces with Briggen as they battle the Xandoth for supremacy over the planet. Will magic and courage triumph over the powerful forces of evil?

 

Devils CrescentIn The Devil’s Crescent, hardened bounty hunter Diego Montoya descends upon a small Texas village in the midst of a cloudburst and boldly plunges into the life of beautiful, small time cattle rancher, Maggie MacNaughton. Diego is a man haunted by a past filled with death and disappointment, a nobleman fleeing from the dictates of his demanding father and an arranged marriage. When a U.S. Marshall asks Diego to infiltrate a gun runner’s operation, Diego reluctantly agrees, shadowing the powerful land baron, Morgan Lansing. Morgan’s efforts play into the hands of a group of Mexican nationalists, who quickly claim the land vacated by the terrified settlers until only one parcel stands in the way of their march toward the border — the one occupied by Maggie MacNaughton. Diego and Maggie match wits and wills as the danger mounts. Only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them from a swift and certain death.

CrenellationsCrenellations is a marvelous collection of poetry that will enchant and inspire the reader to the greatest of human emotions. This is a seamless journey from the mist-enshrouded hills of Scotland to the peace of the Cathedral at York, from the mysterious Stonehenge to the sparkling vision of a fairy bower, and from dragons and wizards to the simplest of Earth’s creatures. May this journey be but the first step as we stride the path of greater knowledge, embracing all that we are and all that we may some day become.

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Old World Magic by Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc

July 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm (Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc, Magic, old world, superstitions) (, , , )


Old World Magic

This is one of the best books out there. Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc takes the reader on a journey of old supersitions and magic.

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