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Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 2: Sisters of the Blood

Earlier this week, we looked at the works of L.E.Parr once again. We’ve seen her debut book in the Fariidinus series, Wings of the Exile, a few times.  Over the next couple of days, though, we’re going to be exploring beyond that first book, and delving into the deeper reaches of her tales.

We’ve looked at Sisters of the Blood before as well, but this book is our feature today.  It follows closely behind the original book, and portrays the fairy Kirin as a worthy adversary to the evil Highmother.  It introduces new allies and explores more of the Heartland.

 

Kirin and Stone have returned to the Heartland where she has been given sanctuary by the wyrMaster in the Red Valley. Her unprecedented return from exile has polarized the great Houses and enraged the evil HighMother. A divided Heartland quickly becomes embroiled in a fiery civil war with Stone leading the combined armies with their new ally–the winged telepathic bloodcats. Kirin becomes the deadly weapon she was resurrected from exile to be.

This is still just the beginning of our talks about the Parr’s books and the Fariidinus series.  If you liked Wings of the Exile, you’ll love returning to the Heartland to read Sisters of the Blood.  Check it out on Amazon today!

 

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book I: Wings of the Exile

As a self-published writer of fantasy who has been around for a while now, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with some awesome people.  I’ve been able to chat with my personal writing hero, R.A. Salvatore, interview the creators of awesome fantasy games, and of course, work on my series to a level I wouldn’t have dreamed up sixteen years ago.

One of the coolest things that I’ve been able to do, however, is band together with authors just like me.  L.E.Parr has been a consistent ally of ours, and I cannot sing her praises enough.

Parr’s tales exist around a series called Fariidinus (though she’s expanding beyond that soon enough).  Her world takes place on and beyond the reaches of contemporary Earth, and revolves around a fairy realm—but these aren’t your prim and proper, delicate little garden loiterers.  No, these fairies will give you a run for your money, since they’re both beautiful and deadly.

 

A heart broken exile will do just about anything to have her wings restored including returning to her homeland to start a war.

Kirin, a young fariidinus fey, is judged and condemned to the knife. After her wings are removed, she is exiled to the mainland where she is rescued by Stone, a young man who is part of a group of Heartland expatriates. The expatriates have long had a plan to restore the wings of a fariidinus with the right gifts in order to send her back into the Heartland as a weapon against the evil Highmother, Letal. Kirin is bitter and angry and not sure she wants to be part of the plan until Letal brings her war to the mainland and there is no other choice but to fight back.

With as much as Parr has written (and continues to write), this book is sure to be thought of very fondly.  It’s the first tale in a series that continues to grow and surprise, and it catches your attention instantly.  The series is about to grow even bigger, with two more books right around the corner.

For now though, it’s a good time to check out this first book on Amazon.  You’ll want to be caught up on the preceding books before the fifth and sixth release!

 

Fantasy Promo – Immortal Shadow

Welcome, folks, to another trip to the Otherworld.  We’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few places already since the beginning of the year, and I can happily say that a handful of them have been to worlds we’ve seen before, with stories written by incredible talespinners.  We have such an opportunity again, today.

The world of Lan Darr calls again, and we are prepared to return.  If you’ll recall, we did a piece on the wonderful otherworldly fantasy of author Anderson Atlas a few months back.  We enjoyed it so much that we’re giving it another bump.  After all, Immortal Shadow is worthy of your attention, and after reading it, you’ll be itching for your next trip back to Lan Darr—and any other worlds Atlas creates.

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Jibbawk rises to dominate the planet Lan Darr. He rules with an iron fist and without mercy, building his empire larger and faster than all other Shadic planets. But it isn’t enough. He dreams of becoming one of the fabled Immortal Rulers, no matter the cost. Only when resistance comes from the least likeliest place, a teenager from Earth, does he see his authority challenged.

And the rebels came by the least expected route.

Read this story through the eyes of Jibbawk, but be warned. It is not for the faint of heart, for the Shadics are friends of the darkest shadows.

While Immortal Shadow is a bit of a darker tale,  it’s plenty of fun. Atlas has some serious writing chops, and he’s a prolific storyteller. As time moves forward, you’re going to see the volume of his books expand to an even more sizable collection than what it is now. Check out Immortal Shadow on Amazon today to get started, and say you read Atlas back when he was just revving his engine!

If you’re so inclined to follow the author on his social media accounts, you can find him on Facebook, here, and on Twitter, here.

And here’s a lovely little bonus: keep your eyes open here when we drop an awesome interview with the author tomorrow!  It’s sure to be great fun, and it’ll give you some insight to one of your new favorite writers!

Fantasy Promo – The False Prophet

Welcome once again to the Otherworld, folks.  We here at Tellest are blessed enough to work with some of the greatest authors in the business.  You might not know all their names yet, but they’re working on carving them in stones, and they’ll be remembered.

We remember working with Harry James Fox.  Almost a year ago, we had the privilege of promoting his work on an amazing dystopian novel, and we could not be more excited to go back to his world for another visit with The False Prophet.

This is the sequel to the award-winning Christian fantasy novel, The Stonegate Sword. All the major characters return: Donald, Rachel, Carla, and Philip. But the novel stands on its own, and it is not necessary to have read the first book in the series.

Beautiful prose is present throughout the book, and though it takes place in a future version of North America, Fox makes the world his own.  He hits all the creative notes you want in a story.  This award-winning author will have you turning the pages faster and faster, ever excited to see what happens next.

The world of the future looks like the medieval past as the rugged Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico now have walled cities and firearms are only a distantly-remembered past. Ore are they? The False Prophet is on the path of conquest and he has rediscovered the art of making cannons strong enough to destroy the strongest walls. One target of his hate is a lore-man named Donald of Fisher, who has been forced to lay down his pen and pick up a sword.

Faced with a mighty army marching east, Donald must rally the scattered defenders to resist the False Prophet and his plan to enslave the last outposts of freedom. To do so, he must overcome his own struggles of faith, demons of self-doubt, bands of assassins, and a traitor within his own camp. Can he succeed, against all odds, and still win the hand of the woman that he loves?

Stonegate remains the key, and Donald returns to that great walled city and his beloved Rachel just as the hosts of enemy are also closing in. Part adventure, part love story, this epic saga covers the vast panorama of New Mexico deserts and Colorado Rockies in a possible future that looks very much like the medieval past. But duty, love, courage, and honor remain and are even more important than ever.

I’m always excited when I have the opportunity to work with one of my fellow authors once more.  This is an awesome occasion, though. Last year, my only disappointment with The  Stonegate Sword was that it didn’t have a sequel, and now that The False Prophet is out, I am beyond words.  This is a fantasy series that you definitely do not want to miss.  I recommend you drop whatever you’re doing and pick the book up on Amazon today!

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 2: Sisters of the Blood

Welcome back to the Otherworld folks.  Whether you’re interested in far-off worlds, or the places that surround us, we bring you amazing stories and the talespinners that craft them.

Today, we’re happy to bring you back one more time to the hidden world of the Heartland here on Earth.  It’s here that fairies roam and do battle to protect their way of life, all beyond the veil of what we can see.

Sisters of the Blood is the continuation of the Fariidinus series, written by L.E.Parr.  Where Wings of the Exile saw the heroine of this series finding the strength and confidence to return to the Heartland, this book finds her turning herself into a powerful weapon to use against the evil Highmother.

Kirin and Stone have returned to the Heartland where she has been given sanctuary by the wyrMaster in the Red Valley. Her unprecedented return from exile has polarized the great Houses and enraged the evil HighMother. A divided Heartland quickly becomes embroiled in a fiery civil war with Stone leading the combined armies with their new ally–the winged telepathic bloodcats. Kirin becomes the deadly weapon she was resurrected from exile to be.

We’re so thrilled to be able to talk about another one of Parr’s books.  Fariidinus is a wonderful series, and the second book is just as enjoyable as the first.  If you’re in the market for a series that puts a focus on just how deadly something beautiful can be, the Fariidinus books won’t steer you wrong.  Check out Sisters of the Blood on Amazon now!

Also, don’t forget to take a look at our promo for the preceding book. We called Wings of the Exile a debut release that introduces you to a world the author is passionate about—and you’ll end up loving in no time.

Finally, if you want to see just how prolific Parr is at her writing, you can take a jump over to her website where you can see all the released and upcoming books she’s been working on.  Let’s hear it for this hard-working storyteller!

Fantasy Promo – The Queen’s Reflection

We are racing through promotions like nobody’s business this year, and I’m loving every second of it.  We’re meeting some awesome new people, getting incredible opportunities to work with old friends, and it has been such a privilege.

Our latest stop to the Otherworld has us visiting with Terry Heath, who writes the Ballad of the White Dragons series of novellas.  His debut, The Queen’s Reflection, released recently, and I’m excited for what he brings to the table.  Well spoken and even better humored, this “goatherd” from Washington has a way with words that has me ready to sign up for all the novellas before they’ve released.  Check out what he brings to the table, below:

As attacks from dragon riders loomed on the horizon, Queen Hesperus knew she would kill her husband the king—but to get away with it could be another matter. When a stable boy overhears her plan, he must overcome the fear of his own past to stop the assassination or leave the queen to learn the things we desire may not turn out as expected.

As mentioned before, Heath is very verbose and insightful.  While the first book in his series has not yet released, you can get a good idea of his skills as a writer on his blog.

Of course, you can start off with The Queen’s Reflection.  It just released yeterday, and there’s no better time than now to  pick it up from Amazon.  It’s absolutely free through the weekend!

We hope to have great things to talk about regarding Heath and his books over the next weeks, months and years.  Best of luck to him!

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book I: Wings of the Exile

One of the coolest things we have going for us here at Tellest is an opportunity to network with some other awesome authors.  Just a few weeks ago, we had the privilege of promoting L.E.Parr’s book, and it went so well, we’re doing it again!

The first book in the Fariidinus series is Wings of the Exile.  A wingless fairy, named Kirin, has been banished to the mortal world.  But the fairy realm still has need of her.  These aren’t your grandma’s fairies though.  They’re as tough as they are gorgeous, and you do not want to get on their bad side.

A heart broken exile will do just about anything to have her wings restored including returning to her homeland to start a war.

Kirin, a young fariidinus fey, is judged and condemned to the knife. After her wings are removed, she is exiled to the mainland where she is rescued by Stone, a young man who is part of a group of Heartland expatriates. The expatriates have long had a plan to restore the wings of a fariidinus with the right gifts in order to send her back into the Heartland as a weapon against the evil Highmother, Letal. Kirin is bitter and angry and not sure she wants to be part of the plan until Letal brings her war to the mainland and there is no other choice but to fight back.

Parr has done an excellent job with this Amazon debut release. Wings of the Exile introduces you to a world that the author is passionate about, and you’ll end up loving in no time.  Best of all, there are three books that follow up on the adventure, and more to come around the corner.  Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though. Why don’t you go ahead and check out the first book on Amazon today?

Dark Fantasy Promo – Red Noon at Helltowne

We have been raring to go, taking trips back and forth from the Otherworld this month, and today it seems will be no different. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve done some high fantasy, and some contemporary fantasy, but why not look at a dark future now?

The Night Skies Over Valhallow world is Dan Osarchuk’s take on dystopian fantasy.  He’s been at it for a long while, turning Earth into something darker that echoes the ages long past.  Red Noon at Helltowne is his latest fare, and you can see just from the first few pages how robust the world is.  A mix of fantasy, humor, action and political intrigue, the works of Osarchuk also serve an allegorical purpose.  More than once there’s a few stabs taken at the world we currently live in.

On the road to revenge, Oborren and his eccentric allies must face not only the terrifying supernatural threats of Helltowne, but also the insidious philosophy pushed by that accursed land’s red dwarf masters: Equalitarianism. Devils and darkness; red flags and tyranny abound, and it is up to the brave adventurers to stop Commissar General Noel and his machinations to ‘Abolish Humanness’, including his scheme to unleash a mighty weapon of the Ancients upon them all!

But the vile plans of the red dwarves are not contained to Helltowne. Elfriede, the savages of Fjord Vallee, and others must work to free the land of Dinglesfuhr from the bizarre Glowing Spectral Personhood cult. Thanks to such supporters of Underreign, including the former leader of that land, Mekla, goblins were even invited into Dinglesfuhr! Now they have devastated it and subjected its inhabitants to a life of oppression, terror, and death.

Set in the Night Skies Over Valhallow world of the fantasy future, Red Noon at Helltowne is the first book in the new Vale War trilogy. A map and comprehensive glossary are included for those new to this setting, so that they can immediately begin enjoying this amazing work.

Red Noon at Helltowne: a must-read for fans of dark fantasy, action, humor, as well as saving the world from the lies and calamities of Equalitarianism.

It’s never too late to jump on board and see what makes Osarchuk’s world so deep and rich.  While you can head over to the author’s website to see what he’s been up to,  now is the best time to pick up Red Noon at Helltowne from Amazon.  It’s on sale for just 99 cents! You’ll see right away why Osarchuk keeps plugging away at these books.

Fantasy Promo – Fariidinus Book 1: Wings of the Exile

Hello, and welcome back to another edition of awesome books written by awesome people.  Our next stop in the Otherworld is to the fantasy world that was created by L.E.Parr: a world occupied by wyr and fariidinus, but part of our very own.  A very cool twist on the view of fairies and other faekin, Parr has an interesting manner of writing that makes her words seem itself like magic.

The Fariidinus series begins with Wings of the Exile.  Kirin, who has been stripped of her wings, was banished from the Heartland.  But her part in the great battle before her is not over.  Beautiful fantasy mixes with the right amount of grit and grime.  Parr’s fairies are as lethal as they are beautiful, and it gets your blood pumping for every tension-filled scene.

When your wings are gone, you can accept your exile or you can learn to fight back.

Kirin, a young fariidinus fey, is judged and condemned to the knife. After her wings are removed, she is exiled to the mainland where she is rescued by Stone, a young man who is part of a group of Heartland expatriates. The expatriates have long had a plan to restore the wings of a fariidinus with the right gifts in order to send her back into the Heartland as a weapon against the evil Highmother, Letal. Kirin is bitter and angry and not sure she wants to be part of the plan until Letal brings her war to the mainland and there is no other choice but to fight back.

Wings of the Exile is exactly what an introductory tale should be. Parr crafts a story here that doesn’t feel as though it was a labor at all. Rather, you get a sense that the fairies whispered their secrets to the author, and she was the incredible scribe who was given the gift to share it with the rest of us.  The Fariidinus books are massive, and there are more on the way.  But if you want to get started, there’s no better time than now to pick up the first book on Amazon.

Fantasy Promo – A Deathful Peace

Welcome, everyone, to our first Otherworld visit of the New Year! We’re so excited for another year of seeing amazing works from other authors, and we’ve got a great one to start you off with.

Today’s stop is in the Kingdom of Adur, where the end of the world has been heralded.  The king calls for his greatest champion, but that champion is not satisfied to return to a life of heroics.  David W. Clary writes this uncharacteristic tale with a wonderful voice.  He tells fantasy the way you might have remembered it before the new millennium ticked over.  And though this first book is a quick read, it speaks volumes of how much of the world is left to explore.

The end of the world is coming. So says a young priestess, who has come to Tel Adur in search of a champion. Kreegan D’uarr is the champion she’s looking for, but he’s been out of the hero business for as long as she’s been alive. If he’s too old, bitter, and angry to save the world, who will?

Piers Anthony says about A Deathful Peace:
“I have no idea who David Clary is, and I haven’t read A Deathful Place. But I know his type: he has a dream. That makes him one of us. My dream was long ago, and it finally came true. David’s dream is now, and you can help him realize it simply by buying and reading his book. Why should you pass up an opportunity like that?”

There is no better time than right now to pick up the first book in this series.  While it and its sequels are always affordable, it’s especially affordable today—you can’t beat free!  If this sword and board fantasy seems like it would be up your alley, head over to Amazon and pick it up today!