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About A. A. Warne
Located at the bottom of the Blue Mountains in Sydney, Australia; Amanda was born an artist and grew up a painter before deciding to study pottery.
But it wasn't until she found the art of the written word that her universe expanded.
A graduate of Western Sydney University in arts, Amanda now spends her time wrestling three kids and writing full time.
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*** 13 UNFORGETTABLE CHRISTMAS TALES IN ONE MASSIVE FANTASY COLLECTION ***
Thirteen stories – Thirteen authors
One theme – A Fantasy Christmas.
Christmas magic just got more enchanting
with this collection of fantasy festive tales…
FEATURING IN THIS ANTHOLOGY:
Michelle Crow – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Tinkmas
When a little bit of Christmas magic pulls Tink through space-time continuum, she finds herself face-to-face with two surprises: a curious little human and a tray of cookies.
Deanna Young – Late To The Party
Chaz’s magical career goes up in smoke when the Christmas Eve delivery of a baby dragon goes terribly wrong.
A. A. Warne – FrankenSanta
Three naughty Elves accidently kill Santa Clause and decide to bring him back to life. Unfortunately, he’s not quite the same.
Kieran McKiel – The Snows At Asrum
Far away from home, Alecksi fights a war he doesn’t understand against a foe he doesn’t know. As the holy of Rodestuo approaches, he decides he’s had enough.
Haskell Crow – Sugared Dates
Adventure is just on the other side of the river, during the festival of lights. Aelynn wished he could celebrate, but he couldn’t miss this opportunity while everyone was destracted.
Serena Dawson – A Heist, A Prophecy, And A Unicorn
When Taramon hears his arch enemy has taken a forbidden prophecy, he decides to steal it back; and with the help of his unicorn, rescue his brother from execution.
Joshua A. Brown – For All Of Clainsmyth
The light of the winter solstice holiday Clainsmyth, has been sent by the gods as a gift to the mortals. But dark forces want her magic, and so the race is on.
R. A. Darlinge – The Faded Photograph
Nicholai doesn’t celebrate Christmas. Will sharing the pain of the past bring healing and Christmas spirit into his life?
Ezra Raikes – Half Chained, Entirely Unwanted
A brother and sister flee from prison, and take a chance to survive in the nightmarish forest beyond.
Dragonness Wyverna – A Solstice Promise
Four friends combine their holiday tradition to celebrate the arrival of winter solstice.
L. R. Huseboe – Folly Amongst The Holly
Invited to Christmas dinner with her best friend, Myrah is confronted with the magical truth about herself and the world around her.
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By day, wizards rule the world. At night, warlocks seek to destroy it. Now, one boy will challenge them both.
Eli never wanted to be a rebel. All he wants is an end to the famine and war threatening his community. To save his mother and baby brother from marauding warlocks, Eli is forced to make a heartbreaking decision. He must travel to Terra Magicae, the mysterious land of the wizards, to study magic. In exchange, the wizards will protect his family, but this protection comes at a price: once Eli enters the Grand Wizardry Academy, he may never come home.
Full of lush landscapes and magical marvels, Terra Magicae is more wondrous than Eli ever imagined... and more dangerous. At first, Eli's struggles to fit in at the Academy seem ordinary. But the more he questions the wizards, the more he suspects a sinister purpose behind their bizarre rules and tests. For a dark secret lies at the heart of this mystical land, one so terrible it threatens not only the students at the Academy but the lives of everyone Eli loves.
To save them all, Eli must step into the midst of the battle between the wizards and warlocks and defy both sides. He must become the rebel he was always meant to be.
16 stories. 16 Australian authors. One theme. Beginnings.
Esmerelda is trapped in a nightmare, unable to wake and escape from the darkness.
A simple bus trip turns into a fight for survival.
Alone in a strange place with no memories of who she is or how she got there, Alora's world changes forever.
These are just some of the stories that you will find in this thrilling collection of speculative tales. Stories include:
When the Lights Went Out by Lachlan Walter
The Beginning of the End by Carolyn Young
Portals by A. A. Warne
Edge by Alanah Andrews
Next Journey by Chris Foley
Bus Trip by Stephen Herczeg
The Teacup by Austin P. Sheehan
Dealt in Sin by Sasha Hanton
The Inheritance Experiment by Kel E. Fox
The Vessel by Matthew P. Copping
The Morrigan by Maddie Jensen
Break the Spell by Belinda Brady
Bugles Bred & Bugles Born by Rebecca Dale
A Spark of Youth by Marcus Turner
The Washer Woman's Favourite by Maureen Flynn
Remember Me by Jocelyn Spark
*** 12 MAGICAL TALES IN ONE MASSIVE FANTASY COLLECTION ***
Twelve stories - Thirteen authors.
One theme - The Magic in Fire.
FEATURING IN THIS ANTHOLOGY:
Victoria Young - The Doll Boutique
There’s nothing healthy about a tan – Melinda had heard the warnings and frankly, being stuck in a cramped white coffin was not her idea of fun. But when she wakes from the solarium bed in a dusty prison cell, Melinda realises she’s gotten herself into a tighter spot than she expected.
Dragonness Wyverna - Fire Under Water
Humans have come to the desert, and with them comes death. The oasis has been an indestructible black rock and shelter for the Desharihn fire sprites for generations. But when a band of humans arrive to mine the rock, it is up to Fia, the last Rahar sprite, to save the tribe from the humans’ immutable greed.
A. H. Serrano - Conviction by Fire
Blessed with the power of fire, Lhii Fuéra’s duty is to protect, but in the aftermath of a murder, she’s the one placed on trial. As the daughter of a great general, Lhii soon realizes that justice matters little among the powerful, and she’s faced with a choice: Become the victim or blame the victim.
L. R. Huseboe - Flames of Green
Jaer and his Knight Commander Kae, wander the thick forest in search of information about their missing spy. What they found was a battle against their century-long enemy, the Shaedyn. Will they prevail or face the same unknown fate?
Kieran McKiel - Hummingbird
Far from home and missing his love, Marco is fighting a war to end all wars. When hope seems lost, a strange entity appears with an offer to help him survive.
A. A. Warne - The Masters of Fire
The Masters of Fire were once a powerful brotherhood, but now only two of their brothers remain in the free world. Will they be strong enough to liberate their kin from the clutches of the Mad King? Or will an uncomfortable truth unravel their master plan?
B. R. Storm - The Harbinger
Since the beginning of Earth, Watcher has been tethered to immortality, waiting for the final soul to depart. The day finally comes and Watcher prepares for rest, but he’s confronted by the bringer of apocalyptic carnage.
Ilona Krueger - Song of my Soul
Always the realist, Felicity does not entertain anything that is unscientifically based. Her clinical assertions leave no room for magic and imagination. It is said, however, that Pride goes before a fall. And fall, she does. Is there salvation from the pit? Does she rise from the ashes? Is there hope for a new understanding?
Serena Dawson - A Spark of Courage
Prince Zabriel’s fire magic is weak, but Princess Maniela’s will to defy their cruel father is strong. Zabriel agrees to help his sister, and she leads them into a battle that will determine the fate and future of their kingdom.
Michelle Crow - The Flame
When Momma Courtney shows up on Prudence's doorstep and draws magical wards to protect the house from an impending attack; Prudence's reality is thrown into chaos as she discovers she's the last Flame Keeper. Now with the entire village's lives in her hands, can she save them from the body-snatching Ifrits with her untrained powers?
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Two worlds collide when a clouded psychic is targeted by an ancient race of aliens and the secret agent assigned to eradicate the species.
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For centuries, Earth has served as the battleground for a secret war between a reptilian alien species and the clandestine human organization dedicated to eradicating this extraterrestrial threat. But when a single woman becomes the focal point of this brutal conflict, the fate of the planet alters forever...
Life hasn't been easy for Riley Anbar since her grandmother's death. Between struggling to run the family business, dealing with troubling psychic visions, and puzzling over unanswered questions about the parents she never knew, Riley is doing her best just to get by. After a pair of chance encounters with two mysterious men, Riley finds herself thrust into danger as both human and alien forces converge on her once-ordinary life.
But in this war, there is no clear boundary between good and evil. Both factions are determined to use Riley for their own ends, and they're willing to endanger everyone around her to achieve their goals. Caught between the two men who have captured her heart and the secrets of her own past, what choice will Riley make when she discovers neither side is in the right?
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5/5 STARS. "Concealed Power is a genre-busting story that is non-stop action and suspense." ~Kelly, reader.
5/5 STARS. "This book was unlike any other book about aliens that I have read!" ~Likely Story, reviewer.
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Concealed Power, first in The Hidden Truths trilogy, is Amanda and Michelle's first work. Despite residing on opposite ends of the planet, Amanda in Australia and Michelle the US, they craft speculative fantasy while chasing their children and working 9-5s.
Bold, independent Ivy is a witch. In a time of rampant hysteria against witchcraft, Ivy is an easy target.
After she wins the heart of Thomas, the town's most eligible bachelor, Ivy's rivals burn her at the stake.
Her death unleashes a powerful curse, forcing Ivy and Thomas to relive their doomed romance throughout the ages.
But this is no love story...