The Black Swans

(A Tale of the Antrim Cycle)

By N.W. Moors

Taisie MacDonnell is a quiet girl who loves knitting and Celtic music. When a traditional Irish group moves to her small town of Antrim, Maine, she’s thrilled. And that the handsome pipe player she met at a fair is one of the band members makes it all the more exciting.

Conn McLaren and his siblings that make up the band, The Black Swans, are wanderers, moving from place to place. They have a secret that they must hide, a curse they have been under for many years, placed on them by the Fae at the behest of their step-mother, Aoife.

Taisie has no idea that becoming involved with Conn, the handsome pipe player, will enmesh her in magic, a centuries-old enchantment and pursuit by the Fae.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Secret powers connect this book with the one previously featured.

Purchase The Black Swans: A Tale of the Antrim Cycle  by N.W. Moors

About the Author

N W MoorsN.W. Moors lives in Portland, Maine, the land of lobster and pine trees. She grew up in Connecticut and retired north (it’s nice along the coast in winter). She’s a voracious reader and avid traveler – she loves to visit Great Britain and Ireland. Researching trips meant that she tries to learn as much about the area as possible and listen to great Celtic music. She’s also a knitter and hiker/walker with two cats (the cats don’t walk).

She truly appreciates you sharing this adventure with her. She will continue to write about magic, love, and the small town of Antrim, Maine.

Connect with N.W. Moors

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law

By Lia London

Young Marki must help the supernaturally gifted but divided Ancients come together in order to lift their dying world from the literal ashes of tyranny. Best-selling author Mimi Barbour calls Ancients of Drandsil “a rare treat”. Fans of Narnia will love this inspiring adventure.

Formerly released as “The Circle of Law“.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Another world ties Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law to the previously featured book, The Envisage.

Purchase Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law by Lia London

About the Author

Lia LondonLia London was born in southern Oregon and raised as a military brat in North Carolina and Scotland before returning to Oregon. She attended Western Oregon University and earned degrees in Language Arts Education and the Performing Arts. Upon graduation, she served for 18 months as a missionary in Guatemala, teaching cholera prevention, literacy, and gospel messages. She worked as a high school teacher and ESL instructor for college students for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

London currently home schools her two teens, plays the organ at her church, and volunteers in her community. She also is the founder and chief administrator of a network called Clean Indie Reads, an organization of over 2500 authors, illustrators, and marketing specialists who work in the independent publishing industry.

She loves milk chocolate, extra-cheesy pizza and cuddling with her cute dog to watch old movies and TV shows from the 50s and 60s.

Connect with Lia London

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

+++

Connect with Clean Indie Reads

Website | Facebook

Lucent Sylph

(A Short Story)

By RJ Conte

Lucas Thissel has something he fears: an alien species of palm-sized glass fairies called Lucent Sylphs. They came through a portal from a metaphysical dimension, and they indenture themselves as slaves to human beings. Too much neglect or unkindness, and they will cloud over and disintegrate. Too much love and their hearts are overcome and burst.

And one has attached herself to him.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Small alien creatures are one connection. There are others.

Purchase Lucent Sylph: A Short Story by RJ Conte

About the Author

RJ ConteRJ Conte, formerly Rachael Lynn Thomas, has kissed only one boy in her entire life. And she married him, inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since.

RJ Conte writes realistic, issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul, while pointing readers to their Creator.

She operates a book review and rating website to help parents make informed decisions on what to allow their children to read. She also blogs on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating.

Connect with RJ Conte

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Amazon

Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals

By Peggy M. McAloon

Elle Burton is an ordinary kid… or so she thinks. On her tenth birthday, she encounters Eunie Mae, a tiny, fairylike being who comes from a world called Fiori. Other than some children under the age of eight, the only human beings who can see Fiorins are guides—people who have been chosen to help protect the children of Earth.

Being a guide seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Elle has always loved helping others, and now she’ll have magical assistance. But not everybody wants her to succeed. There are evil forces who do everything in their power to keep the guides from offering support to those in need. Can Elle be brave enough to oppose them?

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

Magical portals connect Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals to the previously featured book, The Ian’s Realm Saga by D. L. Gardner.

Purchase Elle Burton and the Reflective Portals by Peggy M. McAloon

About the Author

Peggy M McAloonPeggy McAloon is a retired trainer and speaker in the field of commercial credit and a recognized watercolor artist who has received national awards for her efforts in the conservation of water resources. She’s also an author on a mission to inspire kids everywhere to stand up to abuse and bullying. Her journey through child abuse, depression, and a debilitating car accident elevated her desire to help children cope with their challenges.

Connect with Peggy M. McAloon

Website | Amazon | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest

The Ian’s Realm Saga

The Complete Trilogy

By D. L. Gardner

Three books in one, this saga follows the adventures of Ian Wilson through the portal and into a magical land called the Realm. From slave boy to warrior, Ian encounters the dragon worshiping village, Menek, their enemies the Kaemperns, and the all powerful fire-breathing dragon Old Stenhjaert.

How does this book “tie” to the previous book listing?

There are many connections including an alternate world, dragons, and adventure.

Purchase The Ian’s Realm Saga: The Complete Trilogy by D. L. Gardner

About the Author

D L GardnerWith a passion for a good wholesome story D.L. Gardner also (Dianne Lynn Gardner) dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA.

Dianne loves a book that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships, spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.

Dianne was born in Ohio and raised in southern CA. She attended Northern AZ University and later continued her education in the Pacific Northwest. She’s an oil painter, book illustrator, screenwriter and filmmaker. She writes under the names of D. L. Gardner and Dianne Lynn Gardner.

Connect with D. L. Gardner

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Google | Amazon