Book Review: When Fate Dictates by Elizabeth Marshall

Blurb:

When Fate Dictates is a full length novel of approximately 90 000 words and is book one in the ‘Highland Secret Series’. Book two of the series is called Beyond Time and the third is Entwined both of which have both been released. The Scottish Highlands are well known for their mystical charms and tales of fantasy, yet very few have encountered the power of a Highland Stag, the magic of a Campbell crystal or the enchantment of a sprig of heather. Indeed, even those who dwell within the shadows of these formidable mountains are often unaware of their charms. In the early hours of February 13th 1692 the sulfurous smell of a fired gun hung in the air of these mountains. Men, women and children screamed in terror, withering against pain as they fell, bludgeoned to death by men of the army. The shameful scar of a dreadful and tragic event was etched upon the landscape of a beautiful and otherwise honorable place forever. Awoken by the sickly, metallic copper stink of fresh blood and death, Corran MacDonald is forced to flee into blizzard swept mountains. She mysteriously defies death only to come face to face with one of her enemies, Simon Campbell. With her family massacred and her village destroyed, Corran trusts the man when he offers to help her escape. But things aren’t quite what they seem and very soon their bid for freedom is thwarted by Simon’s old enemy and fellow Red Coat, Angus. A perilous journey of mystery, magic and intrigue takes the couple through time to modern day York where a twist of fate leads them to a conflict that will shape the final destiny of all Highlanders. Continue reading

Discover Fantasy: Toonopolis & Anchihiiroo by Jeremy Rodden

Today’s post for the Discover Fantasy Tour features Jeremy Rodden. Jeremy is the author of the fabulously fun Toonopolis: Gemini and the not-as-funny-but-just-as-interesting Anchihiiroo – Origin of an Antihero (#1 in the Toonopolis Shorts series). Continue reading

Discover Fantasy: Magnus Opum Character Interview

We’re back again with the Discover Fantasy Tour! Today I’m featuring Jonathan Gould, author of Doodling, Flidderbugs, and Magnus Opum.  One of Jonathan’s characters heard that I let David’s folks come on here Monday and wanted his own time, too. And frankly, I was afraid to say no to him. I don’t have time to be cooked and eaten today. Continue reading

Discover Fantasy: A World Apart Character Interview

Welcome to the Discover Fantasy Tour! Today I’m hosting David M. Brown, author of Fezariu’s Epiphany and A World Apart. Actually, I’m hosting some, um… friends of David.

While author David M Brown is distracted from his writing, liking posts on Facebook and playing Angry Birds, one of his characters decides to do some exploring.

Wandering the Elencheran timelines, former war correspondent, now historian, Hawkswood, takes time out from his journey, landing on the pages of A World Apart, the second in David M Brown’s Elencheran Chronicles series, to chat with three of its protagonists – Demetrius, Eleyna and Halcyon.  Continue reading

Masters of the Veil $100GC Giveaway

 

Life can’t get much better for Sam Lock. Popular, good-looking, and with a future as a professional football player. every guy at Stanton High School wishes he were Sam. That is, until his championship football game, when Sam accidentally links with an ancient source of energy known as the Veil and reveals his potential to become a powerful sorcerer. Sam is whisked off to Atlas Crown, a community of sorcerers who utilize the Veil as a part of everyday life. Once there, he trains beside a mute boy who speaks through music, an eternal sage who’s the eyes and ears of the Veil, and a beautiful girl who’s pretty sure Sam’s an idiot. As it becomes clear Sam’s meant for power magic-the most feared and misunderstood form of sorcery-people beyond Atlas Crown learn of his dangerous potential. An exiled group of power sorcerers are eager to recruit Sam, believing that he is destined to help them achieve their long-held goal. If they succeed, they could bring about the downfall of not only Atlas Crown. but all humankind. Continue reading