Category: New Book Releases

The Mechanical Masquerade: A Steampunk Novella, Now available!

The Mechanical Masquerade: A Steampunk Novella, Now available!

Enter Soldark, a city full of ambitious inventors, wily clockmaker’s daughters, and a cast of characters that will set your steampunk heart aflame.

Each novella in Seasons of Soldark is a standalone story, and can be read in any order. They each follow a different character (though some characters do make appearances throughout), and each story revolves around a season or holiday.


A thieving inventor. A future at stake. And she only has one night to discover the truth.

The most prestigious Midsummer celebration in Soldark is only three days away, and this is Verity Pennington’s best–and last–chance to attend. Verity thinks she might just be able to pull off a fantastic mask in order to gain entry, if she can only tap into her unwilling artistic side.

But when a thief breaks into her family’s clock shop and steals invaluable plans, it isn’t just summer revelry on Verity’s dance card. She’ll need to track down the thief–who’ll be showcasing an invention at the ball–and find a way to confront him amid the Soldark elite, without getting kicked out in the process.

With her family’s reputation at stake, she’ll do anything to make it right. But things at the ball are not as they seem, and Verity must find her way through a maze of lies and mechanical masterpieces before she can find out the truth.

Emily Huffman spills the tea on Shattered Souls

Emily Huffman spills the tea on Shattered Souls

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Emily Huffman stops by to spill the tea on her fantasy book, Shattered Souls, which is currently free on Amazon until June 4th!

Ok, Emily spill it!

So I’d say I’m letting you in on a secret, but that would be a lie, because I want EVERYONE to know about this! To kick off summer and the Summer Indie Fantasy Addicts Challenge, I am making the first book in my series free.

If you love the chosen ones trope, found family, and want to get lost in a world full of magic and magical creatures, download your copy for free now!

How about some tea?

Fun fact: Collecting tea can be just as dangerous as collecting books. Just like you might have to buy new bookshelves to house your new books, you may find yourself having to reorganize your kitchen cabinets to accommodate your growing tea collection, as well as the numerous tea cups that follow. Some experts believe that you can solve this problem by not buying any new teas until you finish the ones you have, but as all of our TBR lists can attest to, this only works in theory and is not practical.

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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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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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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.

Helen Scheuerer spills the tea on A Lair of Bones

Helen Scheuerer spills the tea on A Lair of Bones

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as Helen Scheuerer stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, A Lair of Bones.

Ok, Helen spill it!

It’s been two years since my first series, The Oremere Chronicles wrapped up and so I’m over the moon to at last share the first book in a brand new adventure, A Lair of Bones (July 15th, 2021). This YA fantasy follows the story of Roh, a young cyren of the deep whose ambition knows no bounds. From the moment she was born, Roh, the daughter of an infamous criminal, has been despised by her own kind. Restricted to the Lower Sector and forced to work as a common bone cleaner, she has always believed she belongs above: where lies adventure… and power.

Opportunity arises in the form of the Queen’s Tournament, a treacherous set of trials that could see the victor crowned ruler of the entire lair. Cunning, chaos and magic ensue and Roh is thrown into a dangerous world she hardly recognises.

If you like morally grey heroines, action-packed plots and a cast of unruly characters, then A Lair of Bones is for you.

How about some tea?

I love an English breakfast tea first thing in the morning, and a peppermint tea after lunch. There’s definitely a scene with tea featured in A Lair of Bones… I’m pretty sure the main character has a cup of peppermint tea to calm down after a traumatic event…

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E.J. Kitchens Spills the Tea on The King’s Spell

E.J. Kitchens Spills the Tea on The King’s Spell

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as E.J. Kitchens stops by to spill the tea on her new fantasy release, The King’s Spell.

Ok, E.J., spill it!

Magic, mystery, manners, and mischief–I love a good combination of these and so put all of them into my new release, The King’s Spell. It’s a “Jane Austen romance meets fantasy adventure” story with a cursed half-magic and a mischievous enchantress who must work together to save king and kingdom.

How about some tea?

A friend gave me tea from Norway–it is beautiful (with dried blue, red, and yellow flowers) and smells amazing, and tastes good! There are several important scenes with tea. Meredith does get to taste chai tea before disaster strikes one tea party.

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J.D.L. Rosell spills the tea on The Throne of Ice and Ash

J.D.L. Rosell spills the tea on The Throne of Ice and Ash

Today I’ve got some fun book news to share with you, as J.D.L. Rosell stops by to spill the tea on his new fantasy release, The Throne of Ice and Ash, book one in The Runewar Saga.

Ok, J.D.L, spill it!

Hey folks! I have a new first book in a series out today — which is actually a heavily revised version of the first novel I ever wrote! The Throne of Ice and Ash is an epic fantasy with a lot my favorite things from the genre: big military conflicts, tons of political intrigue, and huge character trauma and growth. It’s inspired by Norse mythology and may, with some accuracy, be considered “Game of Thrones between Vikings and Egyptians.” This book begins my grandest epic to date, and I hope you’ll join me in beginning the journey!

How about some tea?

“Tea? What’s tea? Pass the ale or mead!” – probably one of the characters in Throne

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