Haghuf, respected elder among the unseen goblins, has only scorn for humans. Yet he is drawn into friendship with a Count Anton, the ruler of the humans, by The Dance – the spiritual exaltation of life itself which is central to the goblins’ existence. A series of events is set into motion that will lead Count Anton to betray his loyalty to his own people.
Hunted by revenge seeking humans and unwelcome in the goblin world where all humans are considered the enemy, he will be thrown into a deeper world, where even the goblins have reason to be afraid…
Today we have a sneak peek of Lunar Regeneration, the first book in Debbie Hope’s young adult romantic fantasy Immortal MacAbre Series:
A dark fifteen year old girl, Danni, isn’t a natural heroine, more of an anti-heroine. Everything terrifies her; Sports day, a school phobia and especially the dark are all problems. Danni has always been frightened of the dark but she doesn’t know there is good reason for her fear until she moves to Edinburgh. As soon as she meets James MacAbre with his perfect face, fair hair and soft Scottish lilt; he draws her gaze like a lit Christmas tree in a darkened room. He is film star gorgeous and she immediately mistrusts him because of those exceptional looks.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!” – Muhammed Ali
I was going to title this post “A Fly On The Wall”. The problem is that when flies aren’t on a wall where do they like to hangout? The picture that immediately popped into my mind was that of a fly sitting on a steaming pile of poop or a fresh road kill. This is not the visual I’m going for. Please delete the unsanitary snapshot and replace it with the image of a lovely, striped butterfly gracefully moving its wings as it rests briefly in anticipation of the next flower it will feast upon.
As your friendly neighborhood butterfly I enjoy secretly listening to the conversations around me. This stealth reconnaissance has yielded some fascinating information I would never have discovered had I asked a direct question. I highly recommend developing this talent. This is not to say that if the conversation is of a highly personal nature I want to hear it. There are conversations that cause me to make a quick exit out the nearest door. I don’t want to know the results of your colonoscopy or your recent bout with extreme flatulence. Recently, however, I overheard a useful conversation my son was having on the phone with a friend.
“No, don’t post it to Facebook. Facebook is a pain in the butt; no one will see it on your wall. Use Twitter. Then everyone will know where and when we’ll all meet-up.” Continue reading “A Butterfly On The Wall”
Filled to the brim with forbidden love, an ancient evil, and a nation in disrepair, Empyreal Fate is a tale of riveting bravery and mortal corruption.
The land of Llathala lingers on the brink of war between men and elves. Darrion, the son of a poor laborer, is ensnared in a hostile world, forced to choose between loyalty to his king or the counsel of the elves. Yet Fate has other plans in store, tying his course to Amarya, an elven royalblood of mysterious quality and unsurpassable beauty. But this forbidden connection incites betrayal from members of their own kin, marking them as traitors to the crown. In a land torn asunder, only Fate’s decree can allow such love to coexist with an ancient enmity.
Behold: A Llathalan Annal: Empyreal Fate – Part One.
“The book is very intriguing, drawing one into a story that is very much alive. It is told from several character point of views, giving further insight into the distinctive world as each sees it. Once it begins, it does not let up, but carries the reader though until the last words on the last page, and then leaves you desiring to know more. It is nice to know the author intends to continue the series, and I very much look forward to the next installment. If you like reading about new worlds, this is definitely a keeper!” – An Amazon Reviewer
Empyreal Fate is available in print and for Kindle on Amazon.com.