Braxton's A. Cosby's ProtoStar will be published in September 2011 by Firefly Publishing & Entertainment, LLC. It's the first book of the The Star-Crossed Saga.
Here's information about the author:
Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a vision of continuously evolving and maximizing the untapped potential of the human genome. Braxton received a lot of his inspiration from watching the accomplishments and exploits of his famous uncle, comedic legend Bill Cosby. A physical therapist by background, Braxton received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate from the University of Miami. Braxton's fascination of science grew into an obsession of Sci-fi and on one unassuming Sunday this self-proclaimed romantic decided to pursue a 'calling' to create a new genre of writing.
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Here's a description of ProtoStar:
It Starts With Choice! What would you choose: love or irrefutable duty?
On the brink of Civil War, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his Council, King Gregorio Derry has agreed to send his only son on a mission to restore honor to his family. Bounty Hunter Prince William Derry has crossed thousands of light-years to planet Earth, in order to fulfill this age old prophetic practice. The quiet days of Madisonburg, Tennessee are officially over as Sydney Elaine now knows the full meaning of the phrase Be careful what you wish for when she is confronted by this strange visitor. As an unforeseeable event delays his assassination, William decides to study his target more closely and begins to form a connection with Sydney that challenges his inner being. But this conflict is the least of his problems, as a conspiracy back on his home planet Fabricius threatens the lives of those he loves and his father's royal legacy. Along with that, he must unravel a hidden menace here on Earth that seeks to secure a vested interest that threatens both his and Sydney's safety. Will William be able to complete his mission or will he choose love, sacrificing everything he stands for?
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A REVIEW OF BRAXTON A. COSBY'S PROTOSTAR
Courtney Schafer is an American debut fantasy author. The Whitefire Crossing was published in July/August 2011 by Night Shade Books. It's the first book of The Shattered Sigil series (the next book, The Tainted City, will be published in 2012).
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Here's a description of The Whitefire Crossing:
Dev is a smuggler with the perfect cover. He's in high demand as a guide for the caravans that carry legitimate goods from the city of Ninavel into the country of Alathia. The route through the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is one of the few climbers who knows how to cross them safely. With his skill and connections, it's easy enough to slip contraband charms from Ninavel – where any magic is fair game, no matter how dark – into Alathia, where most magic is outlawed.
But smuggling a few charms is one thing; smuggling a person through the warded Alathian border is near suicidal. Having made a promise to a dying friend, Dev is forced to take on a singularly dangerous cargo: Kiran. A young apprentice on the run from one of the most powerful mages in Ninavel, Kiran is desperate enough to pay a fortune to sneak into a country where discovery means certain execution – and he'll do whatever it takes to prevent Dev from finding out the terrible truth behind his getaway.
Yet the young mage is not the only one harboring a deadly secret. Caught up in a web of subterfuge and dark magic, Dev and Kiran must find a way to trust each other – or face not only their own destruction, but that of the entire city of Ninavel.
And here's the review:
A REVIEW OF COURTNEY SCHAFER'S THE WHITEFIRE CROSSING
Richard Denning's The Last Seal was first published in 2010 by Mercia Books. The second edition was published in 2011. The Last Seal is the first book of The Praesidium Series.
Here's information about the author:
Richard Denning was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and lives in Sutton Coldfield in West Midlands, where he works as a General Practitioner. He is married and has two children. He has always been fascinated by historical settings as well as horror and fantasy. Other than writing, his main interests are games of all types. He is the designer of a board game based on the Great Fire of London.
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Here's a full description of The Last Seal:
17th century London – two rival secret societies are caught in a battle that threatens to destroy the city and beyond. When a truant schoolboy, Ben, finds a scroll revealing the location of magical seals that binds a powerful demon beneath the city, he is thrown into the centre of a dangerous plot that leads to the Great Fire of 1666.
The Last Seal by Richard Denning: a Historical Fantasy Novel.
September 1666: a struggle between two secret societies threatens to destroy London. Three hundred years previously the Praesidum defeated and incarcerated a demon beneath the city. Now the Liberati aim to release it and gain its power for themselves. Meanwhile agents of the King are seeking four suspected foreign spies who are, in reality, disparate and unlikely heroes: GABRIEL, the sole remaining member of the Praesidum, crippled by his fear of failure; FREYA, a young thief orphaned by the Great Plague, driven by poverty and self-interest; TOBIAS, a cynical physician, obsessed by his desire for vengeance against the Liberati cavalier who killed his father, and finally and most vitally, BEN, a Westminster schoolboy, whose guilt over his parents' death threatens to destroy him. Thrown together by chance when Ben finds an ancient scroll revealing the location of arcane seals that bind the demon beneath London, the story launches into a battle between the Liberati and Praesidium, a battle which takes place within the Great Fire of London. These four must overcome their personal problems and work together if they are to foil the plans of the Liberati, protect the city and gain the means to defeat the demon.
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A REVIEW OF RICHARD DENNING'S THE LAST SEAL
Jesse Bullington's The Enterprise of Death was published in March 2011.
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Here's a description of The Enterprise of Death:
As the witch-pyres of the Spanish Inquisition blanket Renaissance Europe in a moral haze, a young African slave finds herself the unwilling apprentice of an ancient necromancer. Unfortunately, quitting his company proves even more hazardous than remaining his pupil when she is afflicted with a terrible curse. Yet salvation may lie in a mysterious tome her tutor has hidden somewhere on the war-torn continent.
She sets out on a seemingly impossible journey to find the book, never suspecting her fate is tied to three strangers: the artist Niklaus Manuel Deutsch, the alchemist Dr. Paracelsus, and a gun-slinging Dutch mercenary. As Manuel paints her macabre story on canvas, plank, and church wall, the apprentice becomes increasingly aware of the great dangers that surround her. She realises she must revisit the fell necromancy of her childhood – or death will be the least of her concerns.
And here's a short review of this book:
A SHORT REVIEW OF JESSE BULLINGTON'S THE ENTERPRISE OF DEATH
In this guest post fantasy author Mark Lawrence writers about his experiences as a debut fantasy author.
Here's some information about Mark Lawrence:
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GUEST POST: MARK LAWRENCE TELLS ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES AS A DEBUT AUTHOR