The Curse of the Dragon Stone

image1

Betrayed by an ambitious traitor to The Realm and doomed to an unimaginable fate, Prince Kirin of Greynor seeks to avenge his father’s name—not knowing whether the King is alive or dead.

Cursed to live a half-life as both man and dragon, Kirin finds his situation advantageous to his cause until he stumbles upon a massacre where his boyhood friend—a Nephilim named Tyriel—lies horribly maimed and barely alive.

Upon his return to his lair, Kirin learns that he may be able to save Tyriel and restore order to The Realm through a powerful relic called The Dragon Stone. But now, with Tyriel’s life hanging in the balance and the young prince’s fate about to change, will Kirin forsake his quest for revenge and bring himself to choose love over vengeance?

Purchase Today!

FREE on KU or $2.99!

 


JB Richards

unnamedJB Richards is an historian and international multi-award-winning, multi-genre Amazon, Goodreads, and Xlibris author. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and History.

Richards is the founder and driving force behind the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP)—which she created and initiated in April 2017 to provide qualifying Indie authors with high-quality book reviews and free promotional services, the Indieverse Resource Library (IRL)—a free online eLibrary for Indie authors and readers who wish to obtain information and guidance on a variety of book-related topics and services, the Indieverse Newsletter—a community-based, up-to-date resource for Indie authors and readers, and the #IndieBookParade—a promotional vehicle which brings Indie authors and readers together in celebration of various holidays throughout the year. Richards is also the founder of the Indie Fabs—a team of authors who are equally dedicated to offering free assistance, guidance, and support to Indie (independent) authors with the aim of building strong bonds of cooperation and fellowship within the Indie community. Richards has been a member of various author venues, such as the Authors Den, the Women Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), and various writing groups since 2016.

In November 2016, Richards was nominated “Top Female Author” by TheAuthorsShow.com. In April 2017, she received a nomination for “Author of the Year” in the Indie Author Books 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2017, Richards was voted Best Fantasy Reviewer in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards. She received a nomination for the Liebster Award for her IHIBRP Book Review Blog in July 2018. In May 2019, Richards was presented with the Inspiring Muse Award—A personal achievement award bestowed on individuals who are excellent examples of different aspects of the creative community, or of humanity in general.

Richards’ multi-award-winning debut novel, “Miriamne the Magdala”—Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Golden Quill Award—was published in 2015 after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate, yet provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by an insurmountable love, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape. “The First Christmas: A Yeshua and Miri Novel Series Short”—released in December 2017–received a Golden Squirrel Independent Book Award from Book Squirrel Blog for Best Holiday Themed Novel for 2018, and her upcoming sequel, “Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road”, is currently in production for publication in 2020.

Richards’ fantasy short story, “The Dragon’s Heir”, was included in a multi-award-winning adult fairy tale anthology called “Once Upon a Fabulous Time” that was published in December 2017. In November 2018, Richards expanded on this short story when she completed her first two fantasy novels—“The Curse of the Dragon Stone: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 1”, which was released in May, 2019, and “The Sorceress’ Vengeance: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 2”, released August 5, 2019—during her participation in NaNoWriMo2018 (National Novel Writing Month). In May 2019, “The Curse of the Dragon Stone” was selected as Top Shelf Magazine’s Indie Book Cover Award in the category of Ebook Fiction. While Richards works to complete “Magic Awakens: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 3” for release in Winter, 2019, she is also developing several other multi-genre novel series’ including her epic Heaven’s Guard Series, a Mystery series, a Sci-Fi series, and a number of illustrated books for children.

Richards is also a regular contributor to several Indie news magazine publications, including Indie Publishing News and Golden Box Books Magazine. Her books have been featured in Reader’s Choice Magazine (2016-18), Reality Bites Magazine (2017-18), Golden Box Books’ All About Love 2018 Valentine’s Day publication, Books Go Social’s 2018 Your Secret Library Holiday Magazine, and Top Shelf Magazine’s Featured Indie Discoveries (May 2019).

Richards is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband of 35-years, Daniel, her son, Matthew, and her three rambunctious but lovable pups, Monty, Ayden, and Spirit.

Connect with JB Richards!

Website | FB | Twitter: JeanneRichard11 | Twitter: YeshuaMiri | Twitter: OnceFab | Pinterest | InstagramGoogle+Amazon | Goodreads | Bookbub

The Beast Within-Sneak Peek

It’s another Hump Day! And, boy do I got a treat for you. Today I am doing a Book Spotlight on The Beast Within by LaVerne Thompson. She was gracious enough to provide a sneak peek for your enjoyment. So, sit back and enjoy the read…if you love it why don’t you go buy a copy :).

Sneak Peek

PRELUDE

1650

“Where is she?” the woman wailed.

The man clasped her to his chest. His arms wrapped tightly around her, restraining her while tears streamed down his face.

She tugged at his muscular arms.

“She coming, Taabia, dey bringing her. Prepare yourself,” he warned.

The musk of his fear enveloped her. Taabia’s gaze snapped to his. “She dead?”

He hesitated then shook his head slightly.

Taabia understood what he did not say. Her daughter, her youngest child, was dying. “Let me see her, I want to see her.”

Normally at this hour, the quarters would be filled with the sounds of softly spoken conversations, even a few snores. Instead, it was as though the world stood silent vigil with Taabia and held its collective breath. A noise broke the stillness of the night and two men walked out from around the cabins.

By the light of the full moon, Taabia could see they carried a body between them.

The clothing hung off the young girl’s slender form in tatters, like it had been ripped from her. Her blood watered the dry ground with each step the men made with their burden.

Taabia’s nostrils flared, her will alone drove her fear inward, her screams were internal now. She didn’t wait for them to come to her. With the strength born of a mother needing to get to her child, she shoved away from the man restraining her and rushed to the others. She stopped the men carrying her child and gathered her into her arms. The man, her lover, the father of this girl who’d come to warn her, took the child’s legs, helping to carry some of the weight.

Taabia kissed her daughter’s bruised and bloodied face. She barely recognized her beloved features. Her tears mingling with the blood. “I got ya, I got ya,” Taabia crooned.

“Mama?” Her voice was weak and weary, sounding much like a small child, even though she’d seen fourteen summers.

“Yes, chil, I’s here.”

“I’m sorry, Mama, sorry. I shoulda listen.”28469-26

“Shh…none o’ dis your fault.”

They carried her back to the cabin and laid her on the threadbare cot in the corner. Everyone crowded in the doorway, wanting to help in any way they could.

Taabia shooed all the men out of the room. This was for the eyes of women only. Two of the women skilled in healing on the plantation came running when they’d heard about the attack. It would not be the first or the last of such an act. Even though they knew none were as skilled in Vodou or natural and unnatural arts as Taabia, a priestess of Damballah. One look at the child’s torn clothes and wounds, and they knew it was not enough.

Taabia cleansed her daughter’s body, but it had been damaged beyond even her repair. Sometimes when a soul is badly damaged, it no longer has the strength to live in the body. But it takes the body with it before it departs. This was her daughter. Taabia could see her life essence flickering and dimming where once it had been vibrant and full of enough light to brighten up a room. She shut her eyes from the painful world and never opened them again.

Her baby died in her arms that night. Instead of crying and wailing, Taabia made a blood vow. “They will pay,” she whispered, as she laid her daughter upon the funeral pyre and set the branches to flame. She stood silent watch, surrounded by her lover and the other slaves on the plantation, as the fire consumed her child’s body. She slit her palm open with a knife and dripped the blood within the flames. It sizzled as the fire consumed it. Gift given, gift received.

Taabia remained on the cot where her daughter died. She meditated for the rest of the night and the day, gathering her strength, calling upon the older gods of her motherland, the ones who hated man, the light and dark powers that be.

At midnight when the storm she’d called broke, and Jakuta the Lightning God and the others of storms ruled the skies, she left her hovel. Now the first sounds of thunder rumbled in the sky and the tears of the clouds began to fall. Taabia walked out into the night, making no effort to shield herself from the elements. In fact, she was calling them to her, their powers fueling hers. She embraced the night, letting the water soak deeply into her skin, accepting the blessings. At first, heavy clouds hid the full moon from sight, but still she called upon Arawa, Goddess of the Moon for vengeance. A sliver of its lunar light broke through, bathing her in its rays.

She stood in front of the manor house as she raised her arms and face to the sky. Lightning flashed above the house, the storm battered at her hair and clothing but she stood firm in her need. When she spoke, the wind amplified her words for all within the walls of the house to hear.

“I curse you, Clyde deNuit, and you brothers. I curse you and all you beget. Each generation one son be born. One son only. At the turn from child to man, he be ruled by the call of the full moon. You act like selfish beasts; then let you be beasts. On all fours shall you crawl the earth until the pull passes. Every cycle from moonrise to moonset, your beast will rule. Until the day you can control the beast and one of mine deem you selfish no more.”

Thunder rumbled overhead bearing her words to the heavens. The oldest of the deNuits stood at the window and watched the crazy slave woman. His brothers were passed out in their rooms down the hall, but the thunder had awoken him. He sneered at his slave daring to threaten him. He thought he’d have the overseer whip her for her bull in the morning. Meanwhile, he turned away to go back to bed with his wife, wishing he had that young slave girl again. He and his brothers had shared her between them a couple of nights ago. Thinking of the way she’d fought them made him hard all over again. Too bad she died. Well, there were more where she came from. He’d just closed his eyes when the house seemed to shake like it had been hit by lightning.

* * *

When the moon next traveled around the earth and sat in full illumination like the sun, the deNuit men dropped to all fours, growing fangs and fur, turning from men to beasts. The next morning when the sun sat high in the sky as the men woke up naked and in the fields covered in blood, they had reason to fear the witch woman’s words. But it was too late for them all. She’d taken her secrets to the grave where the overseer had put her—almost a month to the day after the master had her whipped to death.


The Beast Within

TheBeastWithinFinal-FJM_Draft2Digital_1600x2400From moonrise to moonset, the beast will rule.

Caleb’s family had a secret. One they’d held for over 300 years. One he’d reveal to save one woman’s life. Because she was the other half of his soul, even though it was her kind who condemned him to be the beast he was.

Lissette knew her family had secrets. What family in New Orleans as old as hers didn’t have family legends, most she disregarded as nonsense. Until she came across something leaving her no choice but to believe. Especially, when it meant her life… or his.

Because of the subject matter and content must be 18+
This was previously part of the Creole Nights Anthology but has been updated.

Purchase Today for $2.99!


The Author

Me2 (1)LaVerne Thompson is a USA Today Bestselling, award winning, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within and without our world. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult romance under the pen name Ursula Sinclair also a USA Today Bestselling Author.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.

Sign up for her newsletter for sneak peeks and advance info on new releases as well as a few freebies to subscribers. http://bit.ly/1hA7C9W

Connect with the Author!

FB | Street Team | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | Bookbub

Interview with Speculative Fiction Author Wendi L. Sneden

It’s another new week here and we are sitting down with Speculative Fiction author Wendi L. Sneden. She is going to tell us a little bit about herself and talk about her latest short story collection that was release earlier this month. Happy reading everyone :).

The Interview

Please introduce yourself.
I’m Wendi Sneden. My home is in Southwestern Michigan, but I grew up in the northern Lower Peninsula, and went to Michigan State where I met my husband. Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill is my first published book, although I have been writing for 20+ years.

What genre do you write?
Speculative Fiction: Fantasy and Magical Realism mostly, with hints of Paranormal and Sci Fi.

What type of fantasy creature would you want to be?
One of my first choices would be a Phoenix, because of the fiery renewal metaphor; perhaps a roc, the literature of that region in which it first appears holds some kind of magic for me.

Where do you see yourself in the next 3 years?
I have 3 books to finish and publish. There are many more on my to do list. I hope to use feedback from my readers to help create stories that appeal to them.

What types of movies do you like to watch?
The last movie I truly enjoyed was Black Panther; anything richly conceived, few R rated make my list.

What type of genre do you like to write the most?
Slipstream

Are an indie author, hybrid, or traditional?
At this time, I bill myself as an Indie.

Do you write for a target audience or do you just write because? Why?
I started out writing for fun and challenge. Recently, since I have had trouble finding modern authors that I like, it is also from a sense of contribution.

Is your book in a series?
Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill is a stand-alone short story collection.

What type of creatures are in your books?
Dog and bird spirits, magical cats, an invented beast of burden, humans with supernatural abilities, a dragon with a chip on his shoulder, a ghost, some aliens, angels and more.

Tell us about your latest book?
Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill is a short story collection with the underlying themes of freedom and being set free. They are placed chronologically when they were written, so Redemption is the first story I wrote.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
What is close to ready-for- publication is a children’s picture book, fantasy-educational. Next is a book of poetry and a novel.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Please contact me to let me know what you would enjoy reading. It would also be great to know thoughts on Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill. My Patreon page will give the viewpoint from which I write.


Wendi L. Sneden

WendiSneden795363aThe author lives in the Midwest with her family. She is a writer of poetry and speculative fiction, and has been since childhood. She is an animal lover and has three cats, a rabbit, a hamster and a garter snake as friends. Wendi spends her time writing, doing needlework, and reading widely. She also enjoys gardening and the out-of-doors. Wendi was born under the sign of Taurus, and can be reached at wsneden@gmail.com.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University, has a black belt (Shodan) in Judo, and in other incarnations has pursued direct sales, waited tables, been employed in libraries, and been a homeschooling parent–addicted to all the gorgeous curriculum out there!

As a lover of languages, writing is a natural outlet and she does not foresee an end anytime soon.

Connect with the Author!

Website | FB | Patreon


Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill

product_thumbnail

Like a touch of magic with your fiction? Need a story to read in a short period of time? This speculative fiction collection contains tales that can be read in 1 to 30 minutes. Almost instant gratification! Recommended if you like independent reads with no mainstreamed formula. Legend, myth, and fable influences.

Purchase Today!

Ebook ($2.99) | Paperback ($7.99) | Hardcover ($24.99)

Speculative Fiction Author Renee Scattergood

Heya everyone, happy Saturday. Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I am giving over the blog to Speculative Fiction author Renee Scattergood today. Hope you will take the time to get to know her and feel free to ask her questions. Happy reading everyone :).


Shadow Stalker - Book Feature (1)Renee Scattergood

Hi everyone! My name is Renee Scattergood, and I write dark speculative fiction. For those who don’t know what speculative fiction is, it’s fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I tend to combine the three, so it’s easier to say speculative fiction (or spec fic for short).

I began writing back in 1995, but I didn’t get serious about it until about five years ago. Before that, it was an on again off again thing. I was afraid of the possibility of success, and that held me back quite a bit. So, I decided to start small. Instead of jumping in full on with a novel, I decided to write a serial, Shadow Stalker. That’s been working out great so far. It allowed me to test the waters, so to speak, and get a feel for self-publishing.

I’ve always known that I wanted to self-publish, but there was a time when I wasn’t sure I could handle it all myself. Then I learned that I didn’t have to. I found Katie (a.k.a. K.M. Jenkins) who has helped me a great deal with designing my book covers, and she does a great job with that. I also met another great author, Allison D. Reid, who does my editing.

When most indie authors get started, we don’t always have the money to pay for those kinds of services, so having friends that you can exchange services with to help pay for those things is a good thing to have. That’s why networking is so important for indie authors, especially if you have something to offer them in return for something you need. (The barter system is alive and well.)

The way I love to help other authors is through marketing. It’s my second love. When I finally get my Australian citizenship, I plan to go back to school for a dual business/arts degree with a major in marketing. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for many years, but school can get expensive (even in Australia).

I have two blogs outside of my personal one specifically geared towards helping authors promote their work. One is Renee’s Author Spotlight (http://reneesauthorspotlight.blogspot.com/), where I feature indie and small press authors. The other is Speculative Fiction Spot (http://specfictionspot.blogspot.com/) where I feature spec fic authors. Whether you’re a writer or reader, please check them out and show your support to the many great author’s I’ve featured so far. And, of course, if you’re a writer, feel free to sign up for a feature!

Now that I’ve got a feel for it, I’m working on my first novel series, A God’s Deception. I’ve also decided to dabble with another genre, fantasy/paranormal romance, under the pen name, Kahlan Richards. And I’m working on a novel series for that genre as well. And I’m working on a new serial called Emergence, which is the shadow stalkers’ origin story.

I prefer working on multiple projects because…well, I’m weird. I can focus better when I’m multitasking. I think it’s the ADHD. I also can’t work without background noise, so I generally have the TV on when I’m writing. Like I said…I’m weird.

If you made it this far, thanks so much for reading and getting to know me. I hope you’ll check out my Shadow Stalker serial (especially since you can download Part 1 – the first six episodes – for free!)!Renee Scattergood's Author Photo

Connect with the Renee!

Website | Renee’s Author Spotlight | Speculative Fiction Spot
Monthly Newsletter | Giveaways & Goodies | New Release Announcements 
FB | Street Team | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Tumblr
Amazon | Smashwords | Bookbub | Goodreads | Draft2Digital | InstaFreebie



The Shadow Stalker Series!

Shadow Stalker Part 1 Resized Small 72 DPI  Shadow Stalker Part 2 Small 72dpi  Shadow Stalker P3 72 xSmall (1)

Pre-Order: Scorned

SCORNEDKara found out the hard way. Just because she did the right thing didn’t mean a god would give his blessing. Instead, it was the opposite when honoring agreements that grate against a god’s wishes.

Now, she is on the run from Odin and anyone following his commands, and she finds herself safe in the wastelands with the wild dragons, or so she thinks. Unless she can find a way to be accepted back into Valkyrie school and not be imprisoned, her future is in peril.

Pre-Order Today!

FREE on KU or $2.99!


Katrina Cope

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

Connect with Katrina

Website | FB | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon | Goodreads | Bookbub

Interview with LaVerne Thompson

Happy Hump Day! Today we are sitting down with LaVerne Thompas a multi-genre author. She likes to write Contemporary, Fantasy, and Sci-fi sensual romances and we are going to see inside this wonderful authors head. Hang on for the ride and enjoy the reading.

The Interview

Please introduce yourself.
My name is LaVerne Thompson

What genre do you write?
Contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, travelling, cooking

Do you have any kids, pets or both?
Yes a couple of girls or young women now as they like to tell me; I also have a cat and a dog.

What do you like to read?
I love reading most any fiction but right now I’ve reading or rather listening to audiobooks on dystopian novels.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Pantser

What do you like to write about?
I love creating fantasy worlds with strong female leads.

What is your writing process like?
It differs from book to book but I do most of my writing in the morning.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is The Beast Within. It’s a paranormal romance about a family of wolf shifters set in New Orleans. The family was cursed hundreds of years ago by a witch and their descendants meet in modern day New Orleans.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The hero, Caleb is the first Alpha born in over 300 years and the first one able to control the change as a wolf in himself. He can now remember when he shifts and can keep them all safe. The heroine Lissette is an herbologist, her family has practiced different forms of witchcraft for generations. She is immediately drawn to Caleb but knows he’s hiding something from her. She doesn’t know the full extent of the connection between the two families.

Tell us about the villain of your book?
The villain is a friend of the heroine’s Lissette. He’s obsessed with her, and willing to kill anyone who gets in his way in order to have her. He’s killed once and will do it again.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
I’m working on Wild Child an urban fantasy that should be out this winter.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you so much for all of your support and taking this crazy ride with me.


The Author

Me2 (1)LaVerne Thompson is a USA Today Bestselling, award winning, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within and without our world. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult romance under the pen name Ursula Sinclair also a USA Today Bestselling Author.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.

Sign up for her newsletter for sneak peeks and advance info on new releases as well as a few freebies to subscribers. http://bit.ly/1hA7C9W

Connect with the Author!

FB | Street Team | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon | Bookbub



The Book

TheBeastWithinFinal-FJM_Draft2Digital_1600x2400From moonrise to moonset, the beast will rule.

Caleb’s family had a secret. One they’d held for over 300 years. One he’d reveal to save one woman’s life. Because she was the other half of his soul, even though it was her kind who condemned him to be the beast he was.

Lissette knew her family had secrets. What family in New Orleans as old as hers didn’t have family legends, most she disregarded as nonsense. Until she came across something leaving her no choice but to believe. Especially, when it meant her life… or his.

Because of the subject matter and content must be 18+

Purchase Today for $2.99!

Vanished: New Release

VANISHED

After everything that Kara has done for Asgard, she thinks they will let her participate in the honorable jobs of the winged Valkyries. She is wrong. Instead, Odin is determined to take Elan away and make her dragon his. Whether he’s a god or not, she isn’t going to let that happen. And of course, Elan can defend herself. But then Elan disappears.

After several searches, Kara grows worried. She hopes that Elan is visiting her mother, not somewhere more sinister.

Purchase Today!

FREE on KU or $2.99


KATRINA COPE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

Connect with Katrina

Website | FB | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Amazon | Goodreads | Bookbub

Now Available Fantastical Tales!

product_thumbnailLike a touch of magic with your fiction? Need a story to read in a short period of time? This speculative fiction collection contains tales that can be read in 1 to 30 minutes. Almost instant gratification! Recommended if you like independent reads with no mainstreamed formula. Legend, myth, and fable influences.

Purchase Today!

Ebook ($2.99) | Paperback ($7.99) | Hardcover ($24.99)


Axen rattled on. “The opposition (for he never referred to the Warriors by name) will now be much less able to protect the inhabitants of this world, and you know we are running low on citizenry here for raw material. We require a new source of blood-victims for our Rites.”

His wine-embellished, pompous tones nauseated her. All these things they both knew quite well. He likes hearing himself talk in this state, she noted once again. Boredom began to seep in through her haze of wine. Although their relationship was important for Devil’s Tail purposes, right now she chafed at its bindings, though the power she wielded with Axen was not, she admitted, something to be taken lightly.

Vajti decided to escape. “I feel the need for sleep, Axen. I will see you afterward…..”

from ​The World that Resisted, ​included.


The Author

WendiSneden795363aThe author lives in the Midwest with her family. She is a writer of poetry and speculative fiction, and has been since childhood. She is an animal lover and has three cats, a rabbit, a hamster and a garter snake as friends. Wendi spends her time writing, doing needlework, and reading widely. She also enjoys gardening and the out-of-doors. Wendi was born under the sign of Taurus, and can be reached at wsneden@gmail.com.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University, has a black belt (Shodan) in Judo, and in other incarnations has pursued direct sales, waited tables, been employed in libraries, and been a homeschooling parent–addicted to all the gorgeous curriculum out there!

As a lover of languages, writing is a natural outlet and she does not foresee an end anytime soon.

Connect with the Author!

Website | FB | Patreon