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Kel E Fox spills the tea on Darkhaven

Kel E Fox spills the tea on Darkhaven

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Kel E Fox stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, Darkhaven

Ok, Kel spill it!

Hi! I’m excited to announce my debut novel Darkhaven, a YA contemporary fantasy with a little romance on the side.

Gabby Whitehall needs an epiphany. High school is nearly over, and everyone wants to know: what is she going to do with her life? But when lightning strikes and magic unfolds, she’s faced with a much harder decision than choosing a career.

Darkhaven is the first book in The Lightless Prophecy, a six-book (I think, it keeps expanding) saga involving magic, gods and all sorts of galaxy-spanning adventures.

How about some tea?

Gabby’s dad recommends a pot of peppermint whenever there’s some difficult decisions to be made! Everything is clearer, he says, with a good cup of peppermint tea. (Peppermint is my favourite too.)

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Merry Christmas from Soldark

Merry Christmas from Soldark

In the city of Soldark, the Inventor’s Guild is giving non-union inventors a chance to join their prestigious ranks. But the deadline to apply is on Christmas day, only 4 days away. That’s not going to stop Aurelia Sundon.

Unless of course her ex-love’s invention gets out of control and only she can help stop it from ruining the city, her own invention, and her chances at a better life.

The Clockwork Ice Dragon is only 99c now until Christmas!

An invention gone wrong. A city buried in snow. And she only has ‘til Christmas to make it right.

Aurelia Sundon has an idea for a brilliant invention that will ensure her family’s financial future. But the elite inventor’s guild has imposed a ridiculous deadline for invention applications: Christmas Day. With only four days until the deadline, Aurelia thinks she can finish it in time.

Until her old love Frederick Grandville steps back into her life when he enters the competition with his own invention. Frederick could be the downfall of Aurelia’s career. Again. But when his invention goes out of control, the wondrous snow it brings down on the ever-sunny city of Soldark turns into an outright blizzard.

With a broken promise between them, she’s not so sure she wants to help him. But the clock is ticking, the snow is getting deeper, and Aurelia must find a way to team up with her rival or risk losing her one chance at a better life.

Christine Schulz spills the tea on Dawn of a Demon (Nightfly Book 1)

Christine Schulz spills the tea on Dawn of a Demon (Nightfly Book 1)

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Christine Schulz stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, Dawn of a Demon

Ok, Christine spill it!

I’m super thrilled to be introducing to you to a brand new urban fantasy series: NightFly! This fast-paced story has more twists and turns than an acrobat baking pretzels! It follows Zulli, a half-cat/half-spider shifter on a mission to stop the man behind a toxic memory-warping drug. There’s many other fun, unique characters like the charming Ryker who’s too kind for his own good and Catilda who isn’t afraid to tell you exactly how she feels. Not to mention, it wouldn’t be a book by me if it didn’t include some humor, like the all powerful magic spatula that can mix the perfect spell. Intrigued? Check out it and thank you for your support!

How about some tea?

While Zulli could live off strawberry milkshakes the rest of her life, you can find me chugging fruity (usually iced) teas while I’m writing!

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E.E. Rawls spills the tea on Strayblood (Draev Guardians #2)

E.E. Rawls spills the tea on Strayblood (Draev Guardians #2)

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as E.E. Rawls stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, Strayblood (Draev Guardians #2).

Ok, spill it!

The 2nd book in the coming-of-age fantasy series: Draev Guardians has released! Where elemental magic reigns and monsters lurk, and where Cyrus, a girl who can manipulate metal, and Aken, the last Scourgeblood, struggle in a world that is determined to either use them or destroy them.
To celebrate, book #1: Strayborn, is currently free on Kindle! (December 1st-5th)

How about some tea?

My favorite tea is Earl Grey! I even created my own version of it in Draev Guardians, called Earl Heavensing.

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H.L. Burke spills the tea on Power Play (Supervillain Rescue Project #2)

H.L. Burke spills the tea on Power Play (Supervillain Rescue Project #2)

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as H.L. Burke stops by to spill the tea on her new sci-fi preorder-alert, Power Play, book 2 in the Supervillain Rescue Project. Post contains affiliate links.

Ok, H.L. spill it!

Book two in my YA superhero series is about to launch. The heroes have assembled and this time … they’re playing D&D? Superheroes meet LITRPG Portal Fantasy in this new YA Superhero adventure. Plus there’s a magical ferret.

That sounds awesome (are all ferrets not magical?). How about some tea?

I’m from Oregon, so I like Stash Tea. It’s very local. Licorice spice is a favorite.

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Book & Tea Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Book & Tea Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Today I’ve got a tea-infused book recommendation for you! This post contains affiliate links.

The tea:
Plum Spice from Simple Loose Leaf Tea

The book:
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

I managed to snag a signed copy at a local bookstore without even realizing it.

These two pair well because they’re both: Tart, bold, and with spice. And I thought the color perfect for this sometimes bloody tale.

This tea was in my November subscription box. I do love a good herbal tea for when I can’t have caffeine. It has coconut, apple, and cranberry pieces, as well as hibiscus, cranberry, and ginger. And of course that gorgeous color is from the hibiscus and cranberries.

“I leaned back, studying her as she finished my bun. A bit of icing covered her lip. Her nose was still red from the cold, her hair wild and windblown. My little heathen.”

Lou possibly is a little heathen, a strong-willed survivor with a snarky attitude who has been living in the attic of a theater (hiding from the other witches) until her unfortunate run-in with the witch-hunters, the Chasseurs.

“I’ve been thinking,” he said finally.
“A dangerous pastime.”

Serpent and Dove is YA Fantasy, rife with deadly magic, snarky characters, and a enemies to lovers romance that I actually enjoyed (seeing as how I am very selective of romance reads). I would definitely classify it as New Adult though, because of the 🔥 spicy scenes.

Towards the end, I immediately bought books 2&3 because I was hooked.

The intricate magic system fascinated me, since I always think fictional witches are interesting. Every bit of magic has a price. From broken fingers to losing memories, Lou must always sacrifice something.

The only thing that drew me out of the book from time to time was the thoroughly modern language Lou used sometimes. She was clever, and witty, and occasionally anachronistic.

So all in all, this book was definitely my cup of tea. And so was the cup of tea.

Steampunk & Gaslamp Fantasy fest

Steampunk & Gaslamp Fantasy fest

I recently started organizing some book promotions through Bookfunnel, and the first one is all about Steampunk and Gaslamp fantasy books!

What is steampunk? Think Victorian era with a more technology, mainly steam with heavy use of gears. A subgenre of science-fiction, this retrofuturistic style also goes hand in hand nicely with gaslamp fantasy, which is a little lower-tech.

Two of my books are featured in this awesome roundup of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy books (The Alchemyst’s Mirror, and The Clockwork Ice Dragon).

There’s no signup, no catch, just a curated collection of books!

New Short Story

New Short Story

I’m excited to have my short story, Coppery Sight, published in this new anthology from Owl Hollow Press.

The title is Frontiers: Then, Now, and Beyond, and my story is one of the beyond frontiers!

Whether it’s a lone character trying to do the right thing in a hostile environment, a ragtag team of mismatched people working together to survive and create new worlds, or frontiers created by climate change, technology, or other borders that capture the beauty and brutality of seclusion vs. progress, now more than ever, frontiers explore the timeless relevance in which an outsider is drawn to new horizons, answering the call to push against boundaries, fight for an underdog cause, or discover unexplored terrains.
Frontier spaces mean pushing new boundaries in interesting ways, in the past, present, and future. Join us as we discover uncharted spaces of all varieties—real and imagined.

The Gray Mage is now available!

The Gray Mage is now available!

It’s here! And the paperback JUST went live just in time despite a mysterious error I kept getting with Amazon’s system over the weekend.

The advance reviews of The Gray Mage have been too sweet, and several people have already said that this book is their favorite in the series so far!

With that said, no pressure when I write book #4 then, I guess, right?

I’m hosting a giveaway (US only, sorry) for signed paperbacks of The Starless Girl and The Storm King, and there’s only a few hours left. Two lucky people will win. Enter here: 

Realm of Camellia giveaway

Realm of Camellia giveaway

With The Gray Mage releasing on August 31, I wanted to do something new to help celebrate the release!

I’m giving away a set of The Starless Girl and The Storm King, along with a green tea candle, to two winners! All you have to do is enter below, and sign up for my emails. Bonus entry points for following on Facebook and Instagram.