Monday, April 21, 2014

The Keys to the Realms Release Party

If you have questions about any of my books or writing in general, I am going to be hanging out online tomorrow (4/22/14) from 8:15-8:45PM (PST) at the virtual Keys to the Realms release party, hosted by fellow 47North author Roberta Trahan (*warning! Her site has sound, so turn down your speakers if you're goofing off at work right now). There will be prizes every half-hour, I'll be giving away signed copies of things, will post some stuff about world building (don't tell anyone I am making this up as I go along!) So grab your virtual beverage, put on your virtual hat, and come on over for a virtual good time!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Deep Peace by Fiona Macleod

Deep peace I breathe into you,
O weariness, here: O ache, here!
Deep peace, a soft white dove to You;
Deep peace, a quiet rain to you;
Deep peace, an ebbing wave to you!
Deep peace, red wind of the east from you;
Deep peace, grey wind of the west to You;
Deep peace, dark wind of the north from you;
Deep peace, blue wind of the south to you!
Deep peace, pure red of the flame to you;
Deep peace, pure white of the moon to you;
Deep peace, pure green of the grass to you;
Deep peace, pure brown of the earth to you;
Deep peace, pure grey of the dew to you,
Deep peace, pure blue of the sky to you!
Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the sleeping stones to you!
Deep peace of the Yellow Shepherd to you,
Deep peace of the Wandering Shepherdess to you,
Deep peace of the Flock of Stars to you,
Deep peace from the Son of Peace to you,
Deep peace from the heart of Mary to you,
And from Bridget of the Mantle
Deep peace, deep peace!
And with the kindness too of the Haughty Father Peace!
In the name of the Three who are One, Peace!
And by the will of the King of the Elements,
Peace! Peace!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Queen Mab Wins!

McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year

1st Place Fantasy Book - Reader Views Reviewers Choice Awards

I am so pleased to announce that Queen Mab has been named the best fantasy book of the year, coming in first place in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice awards and winning the McDougall Previews Award.  I feel this occasion calls for a tiara and a sash.  

*singing* Theeere sheee isssss... Miss McDougall Previews Award for Best Fantasy Book of the Year... Theeeere she issss...  *breaks down into tears while waving in the elbow-elbow-wrist-wrist-wrist fashion*

Queen Mab is available exclusively on Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and if you are a member of Amazon Prime, you can borrow it for free!

When Faunus, the god of daydreams, breaks the heart of Queen Mab, revenge can be the only answer.  Using the most powerful families in Verona, they wage their war against one another, and place their final bets upon the heads of two youths, one named Romeo and the other named Juliet.

But when Queen Mab falls in love with a gentleman named Mercutio, everything changes and she will do anything, even if it means destroying the world, to save him.  Will it be enough to stop the tragedy?  Or only spur it forward to its terrible end?

Weaving Shakespeare's original text into a dark, epic fantasy, fans of The Woodcutter will love this latest retelling by USA TODAY bestselling author Kate Danley. Experience the romance of Romeo & Juliet from a different point of view - through the eyes of the bringer of dreams... Queen Mab.