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Prophecy of the Guardian: The Complete Trilogy

Prophecy of the Guardian
by J.W. Baccaro

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  • File Size: 2023 KB
  • Print Length: 2173 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: July 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IKMV4I6

J.W.Baccaro, Three Books in One Volume: Prophecy of the Guardian/The Coming of the Light/Piercing the Darkness

Not darkness, not light, perhaps something in between, and is claimed by the darkness…as theirs. Though being saved by the light, that which is saved must in turn save the world.

Darshun Luthais has never experienced the Nasharin Frenzy—the unbending will to challenge a stronger opponent, no matter the cost. He doesn’t know what he will transform into, has never bonded with an elemental crystal and has never seen any of the unearthly creatures his father talks about. Even though he’s an infant in Nasharin years, his life consists of nothing but constant training, striving to unlock the sleeping power his so-called accursed race is born with.

But all that changes when he is pursued by a Dream Assassin in the dead of night. What he witnesses will forever change his outlook on life, and lead him on a quest seemingly impossible to complete.

Tree of Damnation comes after the trilogy Prophecy of the Guardian, all books authored by J.W. Baccaro.  Read the wonderful guest post from J.W. Baccaro at Willowbeithe with author Q&A.

Tree of Damnation

Tree of Damnation
by J.W. Baccaro

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  • File Size: 1328 KB
  • Print Length: 415 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: August 8, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01K2R451A

Banished from the physical planes by her own creation, Valkyrie is preparing to bring destruction upon all the earth’s inhabitants. The self-proclaimed Goddess has been observing all creation throughout millennia, seething with envy as they go about their lives, completely unaware of her suffering. It is through the Tree of Life that she sees all, sending out tendrils of influence to corrupt the naive, and gather energy from the dark deeds Mankind commits. All the while, keeping her eyes set upon one earthling in particular who understands the secrets of the universe.

Kaylis, full servant to the Vampire Mistress Shaleen, and the one who holds the key Valkyrie so desperately seeks, finds himself growing even more insistent on ignoring his warrior instinct. He knows the power inside of him is too terrible to unleash. All he wants is to be of service to the lady he loves. While it is inconceivable to Shaleen at first, in time she will learn what truly binds her to Kaylis is his unconditional love for her and just how wonderful that feels.

Breaking her may be all Valkyrie needs in order to awaken Kaylis’ power and absorb the secrets to his being. Then she can take great satisfaction in annihilating his soul.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is NOT your typical Vampire story…

CONTAINS STRONG SEXUAL CONTENT

Tree of Damnation comes after the trilogy Prophecy of the Guardian, all books authored by J.W. Baccaro.  Read the wonderful guest post from J.W. Baccaro at Willowbeithe with author Q&A.

Sedate

I’m not sure when it happened. Life, some how, got a lot more complicated. My life is not fancy by any means. In fact, doing the tiny life thing should make things more simple. Even so, some how things are more chaotic.

In our lives, we are all finding ways to cope. Everyday we deal with bills, money, no money, hunger, loss, death, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, addiction, politics, religion, families being separated, divorce and so much more. We have questions that no one wants to answer or maybe no one can answer.

For me, books slow me down. As much as I love my kindle and my phone, holding a book really slows me down. I like taking time to take in the art work on the cover. Actually holding the book sends some sort of signal to my brain, this is relaxation time. Picking up the book and setting in to read it is a ritual of sorts. Something takes place and being involved with it brings on an evolved feeling.

When I think of reading time, I think of quiet. My shawl wrap on a chilly day and a tasty snack. Usually it is with tea. These days that cup will probably have hot green tea with honey and milk. Reading enriches and nurtures our minds, no doubt. Reading books does something else for me too. It is a settling, a calming, an easy take on what life has now become. Reading books truly nourishes my soul and my aide to drift away from the madness.

Life being messy isn’t just what is happening in our own personal space. Society is busy and chaotic. Everyone expects that from everyone else too. Suddenly, if you are not doing what society is doing, then automatically, you are wrong. You are not fitting a mold. You are not fitting in. It is mind boggling.

So, we get caught up and running in the wrong direction, it feels. I imagine in my head a great big sign reading ‘wrong way’ and hordes of people going that way, over looking the great big sign. I pick up the sign and start screaming ‘No, don’t go! Don’t do it! Go the other way!’. But when I am screaming, no sound is coming out. I can not find the words. I can not explain or express how I feel or say my opinion. No one is really listening anyway, they are stone cold and determined to keep on their path.

Sometimes, all I want is the quiet and the calm from all the noise. And sometimes picking up a book does that for me.

I can not lie or pretend it is working one hundred percent of the time. It’s not. My mind, like the world, is on fire with distress and concern. I am still going to get loud sometimes and take part in all the noise to resist anything that I do not believe is right for our human race or our planet earth.

By the genre I read, my mood can be discovered. Sometimes the book I’m reading reflects where my mind is. What ever I’m feeling probably has more dictation on what I am going to read than what I even know. And then again, sometimes I make a real effort to pick up a book that might shake my mood or worries.

There is no way to explain the incredible feeling of reading a story that is so breath-taking and magically able to take me away from life. One that allows me to be absorbed into the pages and think of absolutely nothing else until the end. And then, when the last page is read, there is a sinking, sick feeling of dread. The missing of those characters, the sorrow of no more to read, The loss and empty feeling because the book is over.

That is the feeling I crave.

Books are my high.

I have a need for books.

Books are my escape.

Finding the right book is absolute magic.

Crazy Cat Lady

Right from the start the creeps come out heavy and then quickly set into gore.

The Crazy Cat Lady has a witty and entertaining feel to it, even through the chilling moments.

A few friends decide to check out the town’s very old house, and to hear them tell it, where the crazy cat lady once lived. Convinced the house is no longer inhabited or even habitable, they go on about their explorations. Little do they know the horror that waits for them.

The author takes us back to the time of Davina Honeycutt, a midwife familiar with the use of herbs and natural remedies. While she is doing what she knows best something goes wrong and she is blamed. The town people of her time mistake her for evil. They form a “Frankenstein” style posse to get rid of the old house where she lives and all the evil that resides with it.

The story continues on to discover a blood connection with Davina. Through terror, loss and more investigation, the true evil becomes obvious. How to get rid of it becomes the question.

The Crazy Cat Lady had me with the title and cover, being a cat lover myself. It looks frightening and it is. I guess I can…. let the cat out of the bag…. that it’s not so far-fetched to think of dying alone and being eaten by my cats.

And, that’s not even a spoiler! It’s more of a warning how creepy and horrific it gets.

Kitty de’ Chatou (Honeycutt) and yes the same as in the book, points to real life connections in her fiction tale making it even more interesting. There are photos of mentioned places in the story including a photo of the real house where “the crazy cat lady” lived.

There are no sexual situations but the language and gore make this a mature read.

I enjoyed reading this chilling novella.

TITLE: Crazy Cat Lady
RELEASE DATE: February 23, 2018
AUTHOR: Kitty De’ Chatfou
PAGE COUNT: 72
ISBN: 978-1984927071
IMPRINT: Dark Serpent
GENRE: Horror/Occult

A horrifying look into what happens when nature is misunderstood and an old crone that harmed no one is now out for revenge.

BOOK  DESCRIPTION/SYNOPSIS:

In 1962 they thought she was dead, all they had to do was burn the old house down with her and those damnable cats in it and everything would be normal again. No more odd antics from the Crazy Cat Lady no more death. But what they didn’t realize is there was much more to her relationship with her beloved cats than met the eye. Love, trust, and the bonds of a mother to her children all played a part to the insanity the town people thought raged within the crone’s mind.

It’s now 2018 and the stories have not ceased. Instead it seems the legend of the ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ have grown more horrifying than ever before prompting the local children to take a visit. Most have only come within a few feet of the old half burned house. They would stand, staring at the place, watching the creepy cats mill about the area, climbing along porch railings meowing plaintively. But three high school boys decide to take it a bit further one night which begins a horrifying look into what happens when nature is misunderstood and an old crone that harmed no one is now out for revenge.

~Meet The Author~

Kitty Honeycutt is the single mother of an amazing daughter whom she currently home school’s. She is a publisher for over 100 authors, a writer, an entrepreneur, a singer and an animal and human rights activist.

Her household is comprised of various creatures that include, but are not limited to:

Two Chihuahua’s (Lobo) & (Tinkerbell) Thirteen cats (Merlin), (Pandra), (Salem), (Mythian), (Sabrina), (Austin), (Mestofelees), (Sage), (Zoey, aka Jadis), (Willow Pixie), (Totoro aka Tiny), (Clementine) & (Sandy) Five fish, (Pumpkin), (Thing 2), & (Orca the Oscar Fish) One Ball Python, (Dragon), Four Bearded Dragons, (Rexie), (Chubby aka Kingsley), (Samantha) & (Georgia) One Crested Gecko, (Copper) Two Uromastyx, (Mary) & (Elizabeth) Two Aquatic Turtles, (Purple) & (Myrtle) and eleven babies that have yet to be named. One Desert Tortoise, (Bubble).

*As you can see she is also a part-time zoo-keeper.*

She sometimes writes under the pseudonym Kitty ‘de Chatfou and her book “Pray For Hell” is due out later this year 2018, and will be her second published work.

EMAIL: author.kitty.honeycutt@gmail.com

AUTHOR LINKS: https://www.facebook.com/authorkdhoneycutt/

AMAZON US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079ZJPPTR

AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079ZJPPTR

AMAZON CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B079ZJPPTR

Her Crowning Frenzy: A Collection of Poetic Stories

Her Crowning Frenzy: A Collection of Poetic Stories

by Robin Chappell

Literature | Fiction | Poetry

Robin Chappell writes about real-life issues and situations. The author groups her poetic short-stories into chapters of Love, Rebellion, Heartache, Life, and Passion, sculpting the plots of each short-story with poetry. ‘Her Crowning Frenzy: A Collection of Poetic Stories’ is an upbeat read with a modern and fresh style.

The moment I started reading ‘Her Crowning Frenzy: A Collection of Poetic Stories’, I was reminded of Poe or Lovecraft and their writing styles. The notable difference, Robin writes with light and love. Her poetry has a strong and sometimes dark message but the light shines through her words.

Monsters exist. And while some of these stories have their monsters and horrible situations, Chappell writes with a spark that lights up those dark corners. Though they are fiction and fantasy, these stories felt real. The messages and life happenings were not always easy to take. However, through the trials and tribulations, the author brought forth hope, endurance and inspiration.

The stories are charged with lessons. Each story alone has an emotional message between the lines. At times the words tell of hard truths while every story absolutely leaves a deep and lasting impact.

Sometimes the stories felt whimsical, gentle and tender. At other times the stories felt more dire, dreadful and creepy.  Two stories stand out in my mind as I write this review. One of heaven and one of evil. The tone was completely different, though both stories flowed beautifully. One book, one author, with every story taking on a life of its own.

The poetry is incredible at digging deep. Amplifying, distorting, emphasizing, fabricating, heightening, intensifying, magnifying…. doing exactly what poetry is suppose to do. Poetry stirs the soul. And that is exactly what this book did for me.

These poems, stories, shorts, or prose, what ever name an expert of words would like to use, have brought me joy and sadness, sometimes snapping me to attention. The works in this book do exactly what poetry should. Each story made me feel.

I highly recommend even if you do not normally read poetry, you will still love this book. It is for adults and mature readers.

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Her Crowning Frenzy: A Collection of Poetic Stories

Witch Song

Witch Song

by Amber Argyle

fantasy | witches | magic

My Review

It is a beautiful cover and the beginning is strong. I thought the story-line was beautiful and loved the concept. 

Witch Song is an eBook I purchased through Amazon quite some time ago. It appealed to me. The title and the cover all beautiful and alluring. As I began reading,  I was thinking “wow, I really like this”.

It is not uncommon for the subject matter to deal with witchcraft as an earth religion focusing on nature. None of that is new. What was really different about this story is the use of song and the elements are presented a little differently.

I was enjoying the dialogue and there was some energy between the characters. By chapter two, I was fully engrossed and intrigued about what was happening. There was a real thrill and suspense building. Quickly, characters were introduced and names were given of those I became anxious to meet.

Then, by chapter 14, I lost my connection with the story. It might just be me. I am really not sure why but I became not interested anymore.

At times things happened and I could not understand why and there never seemed to be answers to those questions. When the female is the lead character, I want her to be strong. Though, that aspect alone does not determine a good story or not, it is my preference and important to me. I read Young-Adult a lot and have enjoyed that genre. This book though,  seemed really young and too immature for me.

 

1 star – I hate it
2 star – I don’t like it
3 star – It’s okay
4 star – I like it
5 star – I love it

I am giving this book 3 stars.  It is not a terrible book. If someone is looking for a fantasy with witches and magic, this might be the book to try. I do recommend giving it a look for yourself.


Book Description

Brusenna is the last free witch.

The others have all been imprisoned, their magical songs twisted from harmony and growth into chaos and death. With only her guardian by her side, Brusenna must free her fellow witches before their stolen magic destroys the world.

But freeing them won’t be easy. The dark witch is cunning, cruel, and vastly more experienced. Brusenna must face magical storms, choking fog, and her own demons before she’d ever be ready to fight for the world that hates her.

With over 1,000 pages of adventure and romance, the acclaimed Witch Song Series will sweep you into a world brimming with magic.

In WITCH SONG, Amber Argyle makes a riveting debut, creating a fresh new world full of wonder, peril, and splendor. I found WITCH SONG to be positively engrossing from the first page to the last. I’m convinced that this is just the first book in what will be a long and prosperous career! ~David Farland, NYT Bestselling Author


Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

In WITCH SONG, Amber Argyle makes a riveting debut, creating a fresh new world full of wonder, peril, and splendor. I found WITCH SONG to be positively engrossing from the first page to the last. I’m convinced that this is just the first book in what will be a long and prosperous career! ~David Farland, NYT Bestselling Author
I can honestly say that I haven’t gotten this lost in a fantasy world since the Harry Potter series. . . . Amber Argyle for me, has earned herself a rank equivalent to the best fantasy fiction authors of this decade. ~Cory, Antidrug Reads

Witch Song is a debut with an engrossing world full of magic, adventure and romance. It’s a story that fascinated me with its unique witch lore and rich world building, and introduced me to some great in-depth characters. ~Katie, Mundie Moms

Witch Song was a rich and compelling fairytale of magic and dark controlling forces, that gives a unique twist to witchcraft and witches, in general. It was powerful and interesting. Argyle’s ability to create a world in which the power of song is used to create magic, is not only masterful but brilliantly clever. ~Suz, Soul Unsung