Thursday, January 28, 2016

Enter to win a Fantasy Winter Escape

My favorite genre is fantasy, and my favorite writer's group is Clean Indie Reads. So it doesn't get much better than hanging out with 15 fellow CIR fantasy writers in a fantastic giveaway event February 5th & 6th with a Facebook party and everything! The BIG prize is a new 7" Kindle Fire preloaded with all 16 of our books. I've donated a copy of my YA fantasy, Mercy's Prince, and all the other books are MG or YA fantasy. A great selection! There will also be prizes at the Facebook party, including this little guy I'm donating:
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Monday, January 25, 2016

New Book Release: Vision of the Griffin's Heart

My fellow Texan, fantasy writer, member of Clean Indie Reads AND founder of the fun and fabulous Book Nerd Paradise is releasing Book 5 in her Andy Smithson series: VISION OF THE GRIFFIN'S HEART.

About the book: Four years ago, Andy Smithson discovered he is the Chosen One to break a 500-year-old curse plaguing the land of Oomaldee when he unexpectedly and mysteriously found himself there. To do so, he must collect ingredients for a magical potion. Thus far he has gathered the scale of a red dragon, venom from a giant serpent, a unicorn's horn, and the tail feather of a phoenix. Now he must ask a griffin for one of its talons. There's just one problem: humans have poached griffin treasure, causing these mythical creatures to attack on sight.

Complicating matters, the evil Abaddon, sovereign of Oomaldee's northern neighbor, is turning more and more citizens into zolt in his ongoing campaign of terror as he sets in motion the final steps of his plan to conquer the land. Things really start to heat up in book five!

If you loved Harry Potter, you'll love the Andy Smithson series. These books are full of mythical creatures, newly invented animals like zolt, herewolves, and therewolves, a complex plot with evolving characters, and positive themes including responsibility, diligence, dignity, friendship, and more.

Purchase Kindle and Paperback.

Here are the rest of the books in this series:

About the author: L. R. W. Lee credits her love of fantasy with her introduction to C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. Later on, she enjoyed the complex world of Middle Earth brought to life by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The multiple dimensions of the worlds mixed with a layer of meaning, captivated her and made her desire to invent young adult fantasy and epic fantasy worlds others could get lost in, but also take meaning away from. More recently, Lee has found inspiration from J. K. Rowling and her Harry Potter series as well as Brandon Mull and his best-selling Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series.

Lee writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives: overcoming frustration, impatience, fear, and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence, and dignity are the keys to true success in life. She lives in scenic Austin, Texas with her husband. Their daughter is a computer engineer for Microsoft, and their son serves in the U. S. Air Force.

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

A new dragon book is about to be released!

One of my favorite fantasy authors is about to release her newest DRAGON book!

Cora and the Nurse Dragon is a new middle grade fantasy adventure by author H. L. Burke. It follows the adventures of Cora Harrison in a world where Dragons no longer live in nature but are a resource exploited by humans.

For ages 9 and up.
The book releases January 31st and is available for pre-order at the special price of 99 cents. I've ordered mine already!

Blurb: Cora's a young girl with two dreams: to be a dragon jockey when she grows up and to own a pet dragon now. She constantly buys "egg packs" at the dragon emporium in hopes that one will hatch into a rare pet-sized dragon, but only gets short-lived mayflies. However, when an unexpected egg does develop into something new, Cora may be over her head.
Author Bio: Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic. 

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture. 

Married to her high school crush who is now a U.S. Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are. 

She is the author of a four part fantasy/romance series entitled "The Scholar and the Dragon", featuring the books Dragon's Curse, Dragon's Debt, Dragon's Rival, and Dragon's Bride as well as the YA/Fantasy Beggar Magic and (my personal favorite so far) a MG fantasy, Thaddeus Whiskers and the Dragon. Her current projects are a young adult steampunk fantasy and an epic fantasy trilogy.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New year, new release, new giveaway!

This book, more than any I've written, truly feels like my "baby." It took more than 22 years from conception to publication, a testament to pig-headedness, er, persistence and believing in one's story. I wrote more about it when the book was first accepted by Pauline Books & Media. Now the challenge is to get the word out! This story inspires me, and I believe it will inspire many others, too.

I believe that strongly enough that I'm doing a Goodreads giveaway already:

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Treachery and Truth by Katy Huth Jones

Treachery and Truth

by Katy Huth Jones

Giveaway ends January 19, 2016.
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