NEW RELEASE! Just Rose by Leanne Marshall

I’m proud to be able to announce the release of Leanne Marshall’s wonderful new book.

Please take a look at Leanne’s work. I’m sure you’ll love it

Richard

Just Rose by author Leanne Marshall.

‘A girl, a dog, a pink car – what could possibly go wrong?’


Just Rose

The unexpected death of Rose’s beloved Aunt ends up being a driving force in her uneventful life. She gives up her lonely unfulfilled big city existence for the country home and life from cherished childhood memories. Can it live up to them? All she wants is to find her place in the world, finally find the happiness and independence she has been searching for and hopefully this move will do it… hopefully.

With her little dog Muffin by her side and a much needed new friend in the form of Abby it does seem possible. That is until a not so ideal first encounter with the handsome local Laird of the Munro Estate sends her spiralling from young professional woman to hormonal bundle of goo. The chemistry undeniable but with him not seemingly on the market this might not be the place for her after all. Thrust into the world of not so quiet country living will Rose ever find true love?

A roller coaster of emotions and a whole lot of country charm there’s one thing for sure Rose is certainly not going to be bored anymore!



Biography 

Born and raised in Scotland, Leanne has lived in both the central belt and the highlands, among other areas throughout her life.

A mum to two children, she has been with her fiancee for thirteen years and currently resides in West Lothian. Scotland.

A mum, artist, and business owner, she also has an online store under the name Liana Marcel. (www.lianamarcel.co.uk) where you can also purchase merchandise for her books. As a crafter and designer, she sells quirky, youthful, colourful handmade items.

You can find her across social media as either her author name or artist name on Youtube, Facebook, Pinterest, and twitter. She encourages reader interaction and has a fan group on facebook.

She has been writing romance since her teens and had an early stint at journalism back in high school, after being offered publishing at 17 she decided to pursue a career in showbiz and was a singer in a girl band for a year. Following that with another band and representing the ‘Drink wisely’ campaign in Scotland. She was offered many opportunities in the limelight, yet finally settled as a beautician and make up artist before coming back to her passion again in 2016. Now had 5 novels under her belt and a growing fan base.


Links: Please click any (or all) of the links below to follow Leanne.

Blog / Website / Facebook / Twitter / Amazon Author Central

 

Purchase: Just Rose by Leanne Marshall

Thanks again for reading. I’m sure along with me you’ll all wish Leanne all the very best with her book.

Richard

Richard M. Ankers / Author of The Eternals Series

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New Release! Dark Fey: Breaking Into The Light

I’m delighted to be able to assist in announcing the arrival of the third and final part of my good friend Cynthia Morgan’s Dark Fey Trilogy. Breaking Into The Light is now available. As someone who has read both of its predecessors, I can recommend a truly outstanding set of books.

Author: Cynthia A. Morgan

Title: Dark Fey Book Three: Breaking Into The Light


The Reviled are the enemy; merciless, untrustworthy. They embody brutality and devastation. The Fey of the Light have lived with these truths for millennia. Daring to think otherwise invites tragedy.

Gairynzvl was a Reviled Fey and lived the riotous life of all Dark Ones; yet now he is rescuing younglings from the darkness. The actions taken by him and his band of Liberators are fulfilling Ancient Prophecies and proving long-accepted beliefs to be inaccurate. Those who have lived in the Light all their lives, who enjoyed the luxuries of abundance, are suddenly faced with unavoidable questions.

How is Peace achieved? Can Light unite with Darkness?

Will the Fey of the Light sacrifice everything to achieve that which seems impossible or will they turn their heads and ignore the shadows weeping all around them? 

Breaking into the Light relates the inspiration of Hope and the power of forgiveness through a tale that is brutally beautiful.


Discover Dark Fey: All Things Dark Fey

Also: booknvolume

I hope this leaves you as intrigued as I am. Please connect with Cynthia on the above.

Thank you for reading

Richard

Richard M. Ankers

Author of The Eternals Series

New Release: ENVY by Marnie Cate

I’m delighted to be able to announce the latest release, ENVY,  by my good friend and fellow author Marnie Cate.

Please take a moment to have a read of Marnie’s words, admire her wonderful book cover and generally enjoy her work. I always do.

Richard

Author: Marnie Cate

Title: Envy: Protectors of the Elemental Magic

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy


Synopsis

My mother sold her soul to the Goddess of Winter, and mine along with it.

 

Camille was one of four girls who were given the gift of elemental magic. When her arrogance and greed led her to bad choices, she paid for it with her life… and her daughter, Blanche’s.

 

Blanche Kingston Drygen would never be admired for her sweetness. Lusted after for her beauty, and desired for her wealth, the townsfolk of Starten thought of her as a cold-hearted business woman. They did not know the secrets the most predominant family in town hid. The Drygens owned everything and almost everyone, except their own fates.

 

If you are hoping for a sweet, cozy tale, I’m afraid the Silvers have the market on fairytales. While they reveled in the gifts bestowed upon them by the Goddess Danu, the Drygen family fell victim to the cruel Winter Goddess, Snowystra.

 

Blanche’s story is one of lost love and tortured lives. Sit back as she tells you the reality of her gift, and how the Drygens were cursed to never love.


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Excerpt:

Circling me, I could feel her icy breath on the back of my neck. Gripped in terror, I couldn’t find the words to respond to any of her questions. 

 

“Did she tell you my magic flows through your veins, too?” She placed the palm of her hand on my chest. “The beating of your heart is because I gave it to you.” 

 

My skin began to burn and I jerked back. 

 

With lightening reflexes, Snowystra was suddenly behind me, and she had a tight grip on my hair. She tilted my head and whispered in my ear, “I can stop your life with the blink of my eye.” 

 

I froze in fear as my lungs began to painfully fill with sharp icicles. My breathing became labored and I was consumed with a coldness like I’d never known before. Mercifully, Snowystra released her hold on me and I dropped to my knees. I panicked, sure she was going to kill me. I clutched my neck, as if that simple movement could have done anything to save me. 

 

“Play dead. Submit,” a silky male voice whispered. 

 

I had heard this voice before, but where? I had no choice, except to listen to his advice. So, I closed my eyes and dropped to the ground. Forcing myself, I refused to suck in air. Instead, I accepted the burning pain in my chest, suppressing my screams as it became excruciating. I heard her cruel laughter ring out as I neared unconsciousness 

 

“You are strong,” the wicked Goddess said, sounding amused. 

I’m glad my death pleases you, I thought, but before the darkness could take me, warm air violently rushed into my lungs. I began to cough, choking on the unexpected return of oxygen. 

 

“Your mother has promised me a child soon.” Snowystra looked unimpressed as she added, “You could have given me one years ago. That Simon boy would have been an adequate choice, but you toyed with him for too long. Wasting your time on finding love is no longer an option. I have chosen Roger Kingston for you.” 

 

“What?” The word slipped out before I could stop them. I immediately felt regret.

 

Thankfully, the wicked Goddess only cocked a contemptuous eyebrow at me. “He has a strong physique, sharp mind and he wants you. You will return to him and convince him you were a fool. You will grovel, if necessary. When he asks for your hand, you will marry him.” She paused in contemplation. “What a ridiculous world you live in. Still, if you must abide by the mortal world’s rules, you will marry the entrepreneur. And then, you will bring me the child.” 


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Marnie Cate Biography

Marnie Cate was born and raised in Montana before adventuring to the warmer states of Arizona and California. Her love of Dame Judi Dench and dreams of caticorns and rainbows inspired her to chase her dreams. One great sentence came to mind and the world of elemental magic and the humans they lived amongst filled her mind. With Remember, the story has begun.

 

Other Works by Marnie Cate

Exigency: Protectors of the Elemental Magic (Book 2)

The story of Mara Stone continues.  Her world was shaken but she is a fighter.  Facing new adversaries, Mara is learning what it truly means to protect the magic. 

 

Mazy: Protectors of the Elemental Magic (Book 3)

Mara Stone’s story continues.  Finally free of the darkness of Winter, everything began to crumble around me again. The promises to protect the magic was beginning to feel like a curse. 

 

Awethology Light – Contribution Story 

Beginnings: Protectors of the Elemental Magic (Novellette) 

The story of Genevieve Silver and the origins of the protectors of the magic. With the balance of the elemental world shaken, four elementals take on the task of protecting the magic.


Marnie Cate’s website: Marnie Cate

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarnieCate

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00UJNT7J8

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/Marnie_Cate

Twitter: @Marnie_Cate

 

Thank you for reading

Richard

Richard M. Ankers

Author of The Eternals Series

New Release: Once Upon A Broken Dream

Author’s Note: I’m pleased to announce the release of Once Upon A Broken Dream. This is a Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology I’m lucky enough to have a short story included in, and has just gone live on Kindle. My story, Sapphire Heartbreaks, is a look into the alternate Victorian world of my future releases. I hope you enjoy it.

Here is the synopsis:

Dragons, magic, fairies, angels, vampires, knights, a gollum, a vengeful child’s toy, a depressed cashier, a bridge made of stars, and a donkey… What do they all have in common? An appearance in this anthology.

This collection of short stories is as diverse as the Creativia authors who wrote them. Travel to Victorian London, an otherworldly slave market, a faraway planet, a quaint English town and other wondrous places in the pages of Once Upon a Broken Dream.

The price is ridiculously cheap, so if anyone is after a good read, this should fit the bill.

Here is the Link: Once Upon A Broken Dream

Thanks for reading

Richard

Into Eternity Paperback Release!

Author’s Note: A very big thank you to all of you who have asked and then waited patiently for Into Eternity the Paperback Edition. I am delighted to say it is now released.
I can only apologies again for the delay. I knew it had been a long time when I clicked on it in Amazon and Etta James starting singing At Last.

Here’s a glimpse:

“So this is what eternity looks like.” Prince Grella 

Queen Serena and her allies have fled the Nordic massacre, taking Princess Linka with them. For Jean, it’s heartbreak; for Merryweather and the abandoned Aurora, far worse. Not even the return of a broken Prince Grella and a dramatic escape from an obliterated Hvit softens the blow of their loss. Tempers flare and the pursuit resumes.

Leaving the Arctic ice behind, Jean and the others must reconcile with both current and past deaths, as they close in on the Baltic home of the hated Duke Gorgon. Here, their enemies gather and confrontation is inevitable.

Under Merryweather’s frustrating tutelage, Jean marches from one infuriating revelation to another, but as the lies unravel and the truth unfurls, he discovers the Britannian is not the fool he’s taken him for. The enigmatic Merryweather appears the key to the greatest mystery of all. But will he ever show his true colors?

In the stunning climax to The Eternals Series, a brooding Jean must do what he’s never done before: place his trust in others. For only at the end of all things, as the sun dies and Shangri-La falls, will Jean know what it means to step Into Eternity.

Into Eternity 

Thank you
Richard
Richard M. Ankers / Author of The Eternals Series

Also Available:
The Eternals
Hunter Hunted

NEW RELEASE!

INTO ETERNITY has arrived.

The Stunning Climax to THE ETERNALS SERIES.

Book 3 of THE ETERNALS SERIES

“So this is what Eternity looks like.”

Prince Grella

Queen Serena and her allies have fled the Nordic massacre, taking Princess Linka with them. For Jean, it’s heartbreak; for Merryweather and the abandoned Aurora, far worse. Not even the return of a broken Prince Grella and a dramatic escape from an obliterated Hvit softens the blow of their loss. Tempers flare and the pursuit resumes.

Leaving the Arctic ice behind, Jean and the others must reconcile with both current and past deaths, as they close in on the Baltic home of the hated Duke Gorgon. Here, their enemies gather and confrontation is inevitable.

Under Merryweather’s frustrating tutelage, Jean marches from one infuriating revelation to another, but as the lies unravel and the truth unfurls, he discovers the Britannian is not the fool he’s taken him for. The enigmatic Merryweather appears the key to the greatest mystery of all. But will he ever show his true colors?

In the stunning climax to The Eternals Series, a brooding Jean must do what he’s never done before: place his trust in others. For only at the end of all things, as the sun dies and Shangri-La falls, will Jean know what it means to step Into Eternity.

To Purchase click title: INTO ETERNITY



‘An eternity in the making.’

“A second in the breaking.’

INTO ETERNITY

Thank you for reading

Richard

Richard M. Ankers

Author of The Eternals Series

Also Available

Book 1: The Eternals

Book 2: Hunter Hunted

Published by Creativia.

AVAILABLE NOW ON KINDLE

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The Big Cover Reveal

Today is the big day. 

At long last I can reveal the new covers for The Eternals Series and the news that INTO ETERNITY will be released in the next few days. I’ll do a post with all the appropriate release codes etcetera as soon as it goes live. For now, however, I present the new covers in reverse order. I hope you all like them as much as me because I think they’re perfect.

BOOK 3: INTO ETERNITY

Book 2: HUNTER HUNTED


Book 1: THE ETERNALS


Thank you for reading

Richard

Richard M. Ankers

Author of The Eternals Series

The Eternals

Hunter Hunted

Into Eternity (A few days away!)

Hunter Hunted / Available Now!

It’s not just a new U.S President that’s big news this week. The eagerly anticipated next book in The Eternals Series, HUNTER HUNTED, is now available.

This is the culmination of almost two years work. Following Immediately on from its Dark Fantasy brother, The Eternals, HUNTER HUNTED sees Jean and the Princess Linka cross paths with family members best forgotten and a race once thought dead.

Here’s a taster:

“Life is a collection of colours when all you’ve known is night.”

Sir Walter Merryweather

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Short Synopsis

As soon as Jean stands in the sun’s ruby light, he and Princess Linka are drawn into a world of darkness. The Nordic royalty – albino Eternals of supposed myth – transport their guests deep beneath the Arctic ice to the legendary city of Hvit.

Their mother, Queen Serena, offers the pair sanctuary, but all is not right. Betrayed by the royal family and almost drowned in an orca hunt, Jean is forced to leave Linka behind. His mood is darker than ever and the world will feel his fury. Renewing old acquaintances, both good and bad, Jean must solve the mystery of who manipulates him and the deepening saga of his parents’ deaths. Now, Jean fights for more than just himself; he fights for love.

Once again, aided and abetted by the increasingly manic Merryweather, and the mysterious beauty that is Princess Aurora, Jean seeks retribution. Both hunter and hunted, trapped between wolves of land and sea, all directions point north. Jean must return to Hvit, the cloying, lavender stench of death, and the never-ending quest for blood.

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The Nordic Eternals are a breed apart. Both Hunters and Hunted of the orcas that patrol their waters, and the lifegiving blood they provide, Queen Serena and her people are formidable. As ever, Jean is unimpressed.

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Jean finds an ally in the beautiful Princess Aurora an outcast like he. Aurora’s mother, Queen Serena, oldest of all the immortals is less than pleased.

A dark raven amongst the albino Nordics, people born to ruby and white, a heartbroken Jean is forced to leave their ranks. He does not leave alone.

The chase begins, and the mystery Jean and Aurora have been born into grows deeper by the mile.

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Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy.

Richard

Richard M. Ankers author of Hunter Hunted book two of The Eternals Series.

Available on Kindle and Paperback

Hunter Hunted  (Book 2 of The Eternasl Series)

The Eternals       (Book 1 of The Eternals Series)

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Concept art of Princess Aurora 

In Glass Published

I announced last month that a short story I’m very proud of, In Glass, was to be included in the Premier Issue of Phantaxis, a magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Today that magazine is published and available at all major outlets. Hooray!

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My thanks to all of you who asked to be informed when it was out.

Richard

 

Announcement and Cover Reveal

Yes that’s right my friends, I am to be published. I’ve been itching to tell you all but have waited until my book cover was finished and things are almost done. The Eternals, the first in a trilogy of the same name is soon to go live. Here is the cover:

THE ETERNALS COMPLETE

I shall be writing for the same publisher our friend Cynthia Morgan also writes for namely the excellent folk at Creativia. The first book is almost good to go and I doubt it will be very long at all before it is available. I wanted you all to know first.

I am hard at work putting the final touches to book two, so please forgive my abscence at times. As a thank you to eveyone who reads me here, I shall be posting a ten chapter short story (thereabouts) called AfterDeath that I was going to upload to Wattpad as a taster to how I write, but would rather post for you. Thank you all for your support and encouragement as without it The Eternals would never have seen the light of day. I shall tell you more about said books and include some snippets very soon.

If anybody has any thoughts or useful tips regarding the minefield that is being published please feel free to say. I am always very grateful for any help.

Thanks again

Richard