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Urban Fantasy Promo – The Vampire Keeper

Hey there folks!  Tellest has had a busy time behind the scenes in recent weeks.  We’re preparing to exhibit for the first time ever at a convention, which is cooler than words can say.  I doubt I’ll make my money back on all of this, but if I meet some cool folks and make a fan or two, I feel like it will all be worth it.

On the front end of things, we’ve been a bit quieter, but we’re changing that today!  If you’ve been hungry for a good urban fantasy novel, you need look no further than Sabrina Street’s The Vampire Keeper.  It takes the traditional vampire lore and twists and tweaks it in ways that make the story really pop.  Beyond that, there are surprises around every corner, and you’ll be itching for more by the end.

Wyler and Ana lead ordinary lives with one exception: they serve as Keepers to Larkin Drythe, a centuries old Vampire, who lives in shrouded discontentment. That is until Larkin accidently consumes the blood of a beautiful young innocent, creating an unseverable link, a bond that threatens to unravel Wyler and Ana’s lives. The ill-fated connection awakens a vengeful enemy. Wyler and Ana become embroiled in tragedy when an age old feud, dating back to the War of the Roses, is resurrected.

A rogue vampire. A bitter rivalry. Together, they create chaos. Can the Keepers serve their centuries old Immortal without paying the ultimate price? Who will survive this raging vendetta?

Street does an excellent job sewing together all the various elements of this wildly entertaining book.  The world is built to be as charming as it is mysterious, and you want the characters you learn about to succeed above all else.  The author’s only crime is not having her second book in this series available yet.  But that’s good news for you. You can really sink your teeth into The Vampire Keeper, right now.  Check it out on Amazon today!

Urban Fantasy Promo – The Kingdom of Scaba

Hello ladies and gents, and welcome back to the Otherworld.  We’ve been so caught up in one or two series lately, that it’s nice to break out and see what else is available for your perusal.

Today, we get an opportunity to experience just that.  M.K. Alsulaimani’s Kingdom of Scaba is a different kind of Urban Fantasy than the one we’ve been playing in lately.  It’s just as dark, if not more so, but it focuses on abducted children instead of winged beings from another world.

Another interesting thing about this book is where it’s available. I’m always excited to see new styles and subgenres of writing, but I’m just as taken by the platforms they’re sold on.  You’ll recall I had no idea about inkshares until I had the privilege of promoting a few of the books that were gaining traction there.

Kingdom of Scaba is another book with a mysterious new platform: Payloadz.  Essentially a site that’s dedicated to all things digital, Alsulaimani has both his audiobook and his ebook available there.

Continue below to see more about what makes Kingdom of Scaba tick.

The story that will blow your imagination to a whole new level…

Two groups of children, the palace kids and the city’s teenagers, have been abducted and enslaved in the Kingdom of Scaba, a realm that lies beneath the human world and is inhabited by bizarre creatures: the Makash and the Shakams , ruled by a vicious king who likes to see the human kids competing with each other in a brutal way. Everywhere in Scaba are human kids from all over the world serving as slaves. Some of them have been there for over ten years, and some even more.

What could they do? Every time they made one move toward their goal to escape from Scaba, they found themselves fallen three steps behind. Would that push them to become one team and work together to solve all the mysteries in Scaba, or fill them with hatred toward each other, exactly as King Bermuda wants?

Kingdom of Scaba definitely has a lot of presence.  It could easily be seen as a reflection of what’s going on in our world today, but with some interesting fantasy elements.  We rarely see fantasy taking shape in the way that Alsulaimani’s tale does, so you’ll likely agree, this is a breath of fresh air.

Once again, as a reminder, this audiobook and the PDF version are hosted on a platform that’s new to me, called Payloadz.  The author has been generous enough to share a link to the audiobook that contains a couple of cool previews.  You can check that out here.

If you’re more interested in the PDF version, you can find that here.

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!

Sci-Fi Promo – Black Ocean, Mission Pack 1

We’re starting off 2017’s Otherworld stops with a bang, as we revisit with J.S. Morin’s Black Ocean series.  We’ve worked to bring you news of great deals from Morin’s extensive set of sci-fi books, and we’re so excited to bring you word of another great sale!

The Black Ocean series is as close as you can get to a mashup of Firefly and awesome fantasy.  It’s driving force is the characters, which you’ll grow to adore.  The crew of the Mobius—and the people they meet up with—will stick with you long after you’ve raced through your first read of each of the stories.  And you will rip through these before you realize it!

Science to build a starship. Wizardry to take it past light speed. A crew to give it a soul.

The Mobius is a cobbled-together ship with a matching crew. Captain Carl Ramsey is an ex-Earth Navy pilot whose crew won’t let him fly his own ship. The pilot is his ex-wife, the mechanic is a drunk, and the chief of security is from a predatory species. Instead of a star-drive to travel through the astral space between worlds, the ship’s wizard does it by hand.

Mission 1: Salvage Trouble
A salvage mission turns into a rescue, and no good deed goes unpunished. With two refugees onboard, the Mobius crew is hounded by bounty hunters, border partols, and corporate enforcers.

Mission 2: A Smuggler’s Conscience
“Don’t open the package.” It’s the smuggler’s credo for good reason. When the Mobius crew takes a peek at their illicit cargo, the entire job takes an about-face.

Mission 3: Poets and Piracy
The Mobius crew gets caught in a turf war between a pirate fleet and a galactic criminal syndicate. The trick is getting everyone out alive (and maybe getting paid in the process).

Mission 4: To Err is Azrin
Sometimes you can’t go home again. When a job takes the crew to their security chief’s homeworld, she gets dragged into a familial power struggle. Can the rest of the crew bail her out of an old feud gone horribly wrong?

Bonus Short Story: Guardian of the Plundered Tomes
Mordecai The Brown has been on the run from the Convocation for decades. How does a respectable wizard with a wife and two kids end up crisscrossing the galaxy in the company of outlaws?

This Mission Pack is a wonderful selection of Morin’s stories from the Black Ocean series.  Morin is as prolific as they come, having written a score of books, with more on the way.  If you want to meet a new favorite author, look no further than this.  There’s no better time than now for you to get these four stories either, as the author has dropped the price to 99 cents for a limited time.  Pick it up on Amazon today!

Bonus: you can sweep up the first book in the Black Ocean series for free from Morin’s website.  And since you’ll no doubt love that, pick up the following three books as well, at a very respectable price!

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!

Fantasy Series Promo – The Angel Brings Fire

Hey everybody!  We’re here, visiting you between the holidays because we’ve got what is likely the last big promo of the year all set up for you.  This is for a series we’ve showcased a bit before, but it definitely deserves more recognition that we were able to give it before.

The Angel Brings Fire, a series from Marcus Shields, is a perfect recipe for a pseudo-fantasy, pseudo-science fiction mashup.  There’s even elements of superhero fantasies in here.  It’s got one of the coolest concepts you’ll ever hear about too.

Introducing The Angel Brings Fire, an exciting 4-volume series of modern fantasy / superhero novels about a mighty alien being, who may be Earth’s only hope against total annihilation. And the unique gift of the “Holy Fire” that she brings, will forever change the course of human history!

Below, check out the synopsis for the third book in the series.

The cover to the third book in the series, Angel and the Empire.

Having saved the Sun’s third planet from a Doomsday comet, Karéin-Mayréij, the alien “Storied Watcher”, finds herself at odds with the declining, undemocratic United States of 2040.

Things aren’t going well : her new, adopted “family” has just been kidnapped by parties unknown, and the U.S. Air Force, among others, is trying to kill her.

But there’s a reason why Karéin-Mayréij is called the “Destroying Angel”, and the U.S. government is about to find out about it, the hard way. Her lethal supernatural abilities are returning fast, and her friends and family – though in dire straits – are starting to inherit super-human powers of their own.

And the President of the future United States is about to learn the truth of the saying :

“Never get on the bad side, of a fallen angel.”

The series has a very Superman vibe, but in a way that’s more appealing to fans of fantasy, if that makes any sense.  It’s a bit darker than the fare you get from the that superhero in blue spandex too.

Here’s some other good news that might appeal to you as well: the author is working on the sequel series to this wonderful four book set.  We’ll have a lot of reading on our schedule in the next year!

 

If you’re interested in reading The Angel Brings Fire series from the beginning, start off with Angel of Mailànkh.  You can pick it up on Amazon here.

The Angel Brings Fire can be ordered from Amazon or Barnes & Noble in paperback format, or, in e-Book format, from Amazon, iTunes, Google Books, Lulu, or other fine on-line retailers (average e-Book price per volume : $2.99 U.S.). Just go to Amazon and search for The Angel Brings Fire.”

Fantasy Promo – The Works of M. K. Theodoratus

Howdy folks.  We’re back after an especially busy November, thanks to NaNoWriMo, but it’s time to get back into other people’s worlds a little more ardently.

And what a world we’re going to visit today.  Author M. K. Theodoratus delivers something for just about everyone who is a fan of fantasy with her imagined world of Andor.  In it, elves, demons, mages and ghosts make up a land where anything is possible, and things are a bit supernatural.

A great place to start is The Ghost in the Closet, which puts an awesome twist to classic ghost stories and hauntings.

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Over the years, Dumdie Swartz has developed many weird habits to hide the fact she sees ghosts. When her boss fired her because he thought her trances were mini-strokes, Dumdie becomes homeless, just another old lady living in her car.

Being homeless isn’t Dumdie’s biggest problem. When she finds a room at a private shelter, Dumdie discovers the ghost of the previous owner haunts her room, a ghost with a problem of her own. Her will is lost, and the shelter’s existence is threatened. Dumdie must conquer her fear of upsetting people if she’s to find the will and save the shelter for herself and the other ladies.

Read a different kind of ghost short story.

Of course, that’s just one of the stories that Theodoratus unleashed over the past four years.  We’re all lucky to have this lovely author sharing their fantasy tales at an affordable cost.

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Enjoy fantasy short stories with a touch of realism. Let me tell you thrilling tales of Andor where demons, ghosts, and humans battle. If you venture to the author’s site, you can even get some samples at some of the latest stories.

If you’re looking to pick up the featured story, The Ghost in the Closet, check it out on Amazon today.  You won’t be disappointed!

Fantasy Promo – Sword of the Elves

Update: We originally published this post back in October, but Sword of the Elves is free now until the 24th.  Get on board this awesome epic fantasy today!

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Welcome back, everyone, to the Otherworld.  We took a few days off while Mr. and Mrs. Tellest went on a brief vacation to celebrate their anniversary.  Sadly, Mr. Tellest did not win the jackpot in AC. But don’t be discouraged, you win the fantasy jackpot today!

Emanuel Fynn is hot on the fantasy circuit right now, a very well reviewed debut novel dropping earlier this month.  With a planned four books in The Elven Saga, now is a great time to get involved in this series.  It all starts with Sword of the Elves, where Fynn cuts his teeth with his great storytelling.

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An Epic Elf Quest 

Carnage and terror are in the air. Vesus wakes up in an environment of desolation. His elven village has been destroyed and his memory is shattered. Moreover, he suffers in quiet agony since the girl of his dreams has been captured by brutal creatures.

Terra is a kingdom with numerous secrets and magical mysteries, which have been buried deeply in the past, but the elven hero is determined to restore what has been lost. 

With a mission in mind to rescue his loved one, he finds himself getting increasingly twisted into a complex history of wars, adventures, and legends. Along his journey to the Sword of Adamas, friends and foes cross his path, testing him to the core. The outcome of his endeavors will be unknown… for now… 

Fynn’s debut work is very entertaining.  Sword of the Elves picks up quickly and doesn’t let go until the very last word.  The style of the writing has a way of tugging you along from one event to the next, and before you know it, your time in Terra is at an end.  But fret not—this four book series is just getting started, and the sequel is coming next year.  In the meantime, don’t forget to pick up the awesome Sword of the Elves on Amazon.

Kindle Scout Horror – The Atchafalaya Horror

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of books by awesome writers.  Usually, we look at books that have already been released, but occasionally, we get an opportunity to help books get released.  We’ve had some promos in the past that have helped out in this regard, and today, we’re hoping you could help out another author worthy of your support.

A.D. Folmer’s sophomore release is now on Kindle Scout.  The Atchafalaya Horror is a follow-up to the much lauded supernatural book, Beneath the Mall of Madness.  With Kindle Scout, the more a book is nominated for the program, the better its chances of ultimately releasing on the platform.  And best of all, if the book that you nominate is chosen as that 30-day period’s winner, you get a copy of that book, absolutely free!

Check out the cover and the blurb below to see if The Atchafalaya Horror is up your alley.

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Jaspar has seen his share of crazy as a necromancer, but nothing like the crazy of a cryptid convention full of people who believe that yetis, bunyips, and chupacabras are real and have the blurry photos to prove it. Unfortunately, his powers are put to the test as attendees start vanishing during the annual snipe hunt in the Louisiana swamp and reappearing dead in the basement of his hotel. As the suspect list grows, he finds himself in danger of falling victim to the Atchafalaya Horror.

The Atchafalaya Horror is A.D. Folmer’s second book in the Jaspar Windisle volumes.  Her first book is very well reviewed, and this one needs all the help it can get, as the Kindle Scout program is very competitive.  If you’ve got your eyes out for a smart, humorous horror story, there’s no better place to look than The Atchafalaya Horror.  Check it out on Kindle Scout today, and remember that if you nominate it and it wins, you get a copy of the book absolutely free when it is published!