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The Noble Keeper: Guest Post by Dianne L. Gardner (Noblebright Spotlight)

I put out a call for noblebright or hope punk authors to do a spotlight or guest post! Here's the initial call and page for this series of noblebright spotlights. If you have any input as a reader, check the post out as well and let me know what you like to see! Our first …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Melissa Stone with Stars of Destiny

I'm doing a series of spotlights for the authors who entered their books in the 8th Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO). All of them entered book they are proud of and all of them merit attention, no matter when they (we) are cut. Today, I have Melissa Stone with her SPFBO entree, Stars of Destiny, which …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: R. Ramey Guerrero with Dust of a Moth’s Wing

This is the last weekend in July, and today I have R. Ramey Guerrero for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 8 Spotlight. Ramey's SPFBO 8 entree, Dust of a Moth's Wing is also eir debut novel and the beginning of a thirteen book series following an ex-convict who might be the one to usher in the …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: K.A. Wiggins with Blind the Eyes

Hello! Today we welcome K.A. Wiggins whose SPFBO 8 entree, Blind the Eyes, is about a main character "who should in no way work." Find out more about that below! First, a quick introduction to Blind the Eyes. In the City of Nightmares, one haunted girl is taking back more than just her dreams. In …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Noel Coughlan with Fatal Shadow

It has been right around a month since I started doing Author and Book Spotlights for the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 8 Authors. This time we have Noel, who writes what he describes as nobledark fantasy. His entree is called Fatal Shadow. Long ago, magic cracked apart the world and suspended great continents between two suns. …

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Book Review and Guest Post: Birth of the Storm (Demon Storm #1) by Valerie Storm (Escapist Book Tours Review)

Birth of the Storm Genre: Demon Storm, #1 Author: Valerie Storm Genre: Fantasy Book Description: Kari, a young wolf demon, learns her parents' isolation is justified when they're killed by humans from the village near their mountain home – humans who found them because of Kari's carelessness. With her dying breath, Kari's mother orders her …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: J.C.M. Berne with Wistful Ascending

Hello! Welcome back to the Self-Published Fantasy 8 Author and Book Spotlights with Raina Nightingale. Sometimes, the weeks tend to have something of a theme to them. Yesterday's spotlight was D.H. Willison with Hazelhearth Hires Heroes, a book that doesn't quite fit into conventional genres, perhaps by touching too many of them. Today's spotlight is …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: D.H. Willison with Hazelhearth Hires Heroes

Hello again for another Spotlight and Interview with a Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Entrant about his entree in SPFBO 8. Today we have D.H. Willison, whose entree, Hazelhearth Hires Heroes, does not quite fit any of the standard genre slots and involves non-violent conflict resolution and alien monsters. Welcome to Hazelhearth: our picturesque city is nestled …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Bruce McKnight with Forged in Flame

Hello! Continuing my Self-Published Blog-Off 8 Author Spotlight and Interview series (more information about the Blog-Off on Mark Lawrence's site here) we have Bruce McKnight whose SPFBO 8 entree is Forged in Flame, a story that includes nuanced orcs and characters who are fundamentally unsuited to what they have to do. Danger closes in from …

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SPFBO 8 Author Spotlight: Helen Rygh-Pederson with Waking Ursa Minor

Hello. I'm back again, this first Wednesday of July, with another Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 8 Spotlight. This time, we have Helen Rygh-Pederson with her SPFBO 8 entree, Waking Ursa Minor, and I don't think she confirmed that for me in so many words, but I'm guessing there's something to do with stars or constellations in …

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