Queens of Themiscyra is the latest book in @HMLynnauthor award winning Grecian Women series. #folklore #newrelease #mythology #fantasy

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Queens of Themiscyra is the latest book in Hannah Lynn’s award winning Grecian Women series. This epic story charts the journey of the last two queens of the legendary Amazon warriors as they cross paths, and swords, with some of Greek mythologies most iconic figures, such as Achilles, Hercules and Theseus. While full of action and drama, at the heart of this novel is a tale of sisterly love, loyalty and bravery Continue reading

The title says it all! Love me, Kiss by, KILL ME by @AlexanderLyndi. Can’t wait to add this to my #tbr list! #paranormal #fantasy #bookstore #bookstoread

Lyndi Alexander dreamed for many years of being a spaceship captain, but settled instead for inspired excursions into fictional places with fascinating companions from her imagination that she likes to share with others. She has been a published writer for over thirty years, including seven years as a reporter and editor at a newspaper in Homestead, Florida. Continue reading

Oh wow, this sounds so good! A mixture of romance, family betrayal, fantasy and mythology @Hannahecarey #got #mythology #fantasy #romance

The Betrayer by Hannah E Carey Continue reading

If you like new adult, fantasy books this one screams “buy me”! It’s so good! @Zaberbooks #magic #collegefantasy #NewAdult #ContemporayFantasy

Book spotlight for the fantastic fantasy series: Ashes and Blood – Dayla Book I Continue reading

Check out this #fantasy #romance with an #erotic twist. An original concept that can’t be overlooked. I’m definitely buying this one! #magical #books #fiction

Very much an adult novel, The Pixy and the Giantess is a fantasy romance like no other! Continue reading

She sold herself to a Jelvia, and he wants full payment – SPIDER – #scifi #fantasy #over18 #epic #bookseries

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JELVIA: NOT HUMAN SPIDER Bethany Roberts was born into a privileged life, but all that was taken away when, at nine years old, a car crash killed her older brother, and her mother received life-changing injuries. Beth’s younger sister was … Continue reading

Love the Beatles? How about an anthology of short stories… plus an exclusive interview with the co-editor! @randeedawn #fantasy

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Sorcerers, superheroes, and zombies. Out of work, out of luck, out of practice. Gods, clods, or four simple lads. Here are the Beatles as you’ve never known them before: singing for their supper, singing for their souls, and singing to … Continue reading

The day changed when another realm was revealed. Time to kick ass! #fantasy @SenseyZd #mustread

COLD DESOLATION BY A. H. ALWAGDANI For fifteen years, Jenny Da’ Gare was behind the doors of her cabin with her parents. One day, those doors broke open and Jenny was introduced to Soulaven, a world of monsters and lies. … Continue reading

Fans of fairy tales and folklore need this book! by @1alliemacdonald #fantasy #fae #Scottish #YA

The Unseelie Prince by Nicki Allie MacDonald After thousands of years of bloodshed and slaughter, the humans and the Fae, known as Neighbours, now enjoy an uneasy coexistence, although a shadow of danger looms closer everyday. Peace is threatened the … Continue reading

Looking for a thrilling adventure? Check out Migration: Beginnings by @walterwrites #thriller #gay

Migration: Beginnings After unknown forces throw the world into turmoil by detonating weapons throughout Europe, the Earth will never be the same.   Migration: Beginnings is the story of Dr. Rhys Tambor and his husband, Jason Frost-Tambor, and how an … Continue reading

Witches,wizards and magic, oh my! #fantasy #magic #newbooks

An interview with the author of BURN THE WITCH by Magdalena Kubasiewicz   Who is the protagonist; their background? What makes them them? The protagonist is a witch named Sanika. Well, there are only two people allowed to call her … Continue reading

T. M. Shannon’s writing process

T. M. Shannon

From tiny idea to the book shops. What is your writing process?

Having the idea: 

It’s not always “sit down and let the ideas flow”. Ideas pop up when you least expect it, and need to be written down or at least remembered (luckily my memory is good). 

Sometimes an idea would come with such a burst of energy that it’s not only writing an idea down – but twelve pages of the beginnings of a story that goes nowhere. But it’s still saved, idea 001 so to speak, left to return to and either bring to life, or leave to give to dust. 

My other dream is to write a Role Playing Game. Sadly, I don’t know coding, but I know writing. Either way, these blunt ideas were the conception for The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart. 

Author T.M. Shannon
At first, I had such a urge to write that I did a lot of Hero of Talbadas (Vol 1) on the fly. I began on the PC, creating the idea of the world – what became the Verity in the published version, but then, like most writers, I had a day job to go to. I would leave work early, and take my time getting home just so I could write in an exercise book. Afterwards, I’d re-write it on Word, improving the narrative as I went. The project stalled near the end of the third book in the fantasy trilogy, all motivation gone. What I needed was to look at getting published for that final push.

To get an agent or just to publish yourself you need to get the book up to a high standard. It starts making sure you have the book that you want. Revising is simply making sure your work makes sense. As I went with The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart I ended up removing some chapters and putting them in book two, took the start of book two and used it as the denouement for book one, and re-wrote a few things in between. It was just a matter of improvement.

Past revising, editing is like “cutting the fat” off a steak. Go through and find proofing errors (I missed some of them and had to go again). Go through and ensure the formatting is good. Go through and make sure it makes sense i.e. delivers the narrative well. And after that, it pays to get it checked out by a fresh set of eyes.

This last step I actually haven’t done with The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart but intend to soon. It’s a bit of a monetary issue, but I wasn’t going to let that get in the way of my dream of becoming a published author


This is it. You’ve written your book and now you want to sell. You look up agents, send a couple of copies out, you get rejected. Twice was enough for me to give up trying about two years ago . . . until I heard about Createspace. All of a sudden, I had the chance to fulfil my dream AND give myself the drive to keep writing.

Past this process, marketing is the only part left. But that’s a blog post for another day, I suppose.
The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart

The Hero of Talbadas, vol. 1

“To a kingdom facing darkness, a Hero will come…”


As the King of Talbadas nears his end, and treasonous parties seek to usurp the throne, young farmer Halm Dresden finds that his father’s dying advice, the actions of two elves, and a nightmare vision have put him on a destined path.  While impressionable youth and some of his friends join this treacherous league, Dresden has a sword made and prepares for looming conflict…

Author T.M. Shannon works full time, pays rent, and
has a head full of ideas. He is currently living the dream in Sydney,
Australia with his darling other half, and a 99% well-behaved son.
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Excerpt 1 – “Grab”
Dresden got to his
feet, stretched his arms and legs, and cracked his neck and knuckles both. He
looked to his family with eyes that no longer showed compassion, but dreadful
finality; and he made peace with the possibility that he may never see them
“Dresden?” Kethis
asked uncertainly. Bindie and Gorden peered at him.
“This will not be,”
he said bluntly, his voice calmly level, different. “I will not have my
family, nor the people of my town, fear for their lives.” He had nothing else
to say; and having uttered those words, he strode for the hallway.
“Mum, where is he
going?” Gorden asked excitedly. “Where are you going, Dresden?!”
moved for the study, his eyes set in cold, calculating slits. “Out for a
,” he growled…