Brand new fast-paced fantasy

My brand new epic fantasy novel The Shield of Soren has just gone live on Amazon!

Grab your copy here

What an amazing journey the author leads you on! With remarkable characters, a sensational and catchy story line, and a captivating ending, you won’t want the story to end.  Amazon reader

The characters are superbly written. Amazon reader.

This is a great fast-paced fantasy with very memorable characters. Amazon reader.

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Excerpt from upcoming ‘The Shield of Soren’

This month my new novel in the Light and Shadow Chronicles – The Shield of Soren – will be released.

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I am excited to reveal the first excerpt from the book:

With a loud clang of metal slamming into metal, the final bolt was undone. Reign slowly pulled the door open, and Vincent found his breath catching in his throat.

High-pitched whimpering came from the tiny bundle of rags cowering at the back of the cage. Her long silver hair parted for a moment and Vincent could see her wide, silver eyes, terrified and innocent. Vincent’s skin prickled with discomfort. He hoped that Reign had a damned good reason for capturing a small child like this.

Beside the glass cage were two oil lamps, both resting unlit. Reign reached up and took one down. Then, in a single savage moment, he slammed the lamp onto the floor of her cage. The girl screamed in terror and covered her head with her hands, but he hadn’t been aiming for her.

The shattered glass gave way to a stream of oil that spread out in a pool across the floor. This seemed to scare the girl even more, and she began to cry quietly, sobbing into her clenched hands.

Reign looked back at Vincent. Excitement flashed in his eyes as he drew a match from a box in his pocket. A small flare of light, a flicker of sulphur and a small flame danced on top of the match. With another laugh, Reign tossed the match into the glass cage.

Vincent gasped as the oil ignited in a rush of intense heat. The entire floor of the cage burst into flames. Vincent tried to rush forwards to save the girl from a fiery death, but the heat was too intense. A hand tapped incessantly at his shoulder, and he tried to brush it away, but Reign grabbed hold of his hand.

“Look! Look!” Reign shouted excitedly, pointing at the cage.

When his eyes fell upon the cage, Vincent froze to the spot, his eyes nearly popping from their sockets. “But…how?”

The girl, who Vincent had assumed would be burning in agony, was somehow floating above the flames, hovering at the top of her cage. From her back sprouted two enormous wings of the purest white feathers Vincent had ever seen. The two beautiful white fans could only just fit within the confines of the cage, and as she beat them to stay afloat they fanned the flames beneath her.

It wasn’t just her wings that dazzled Vincent with their purity. Her whole body had adopted an ethereal, almost ghostly, silver aura, her hair shimmering with radiance. She didn’t seem too frightened any more, but there was a definite hint of sadness in her gentle eyes.

Vincent studied her carefully, struggling to catch his breath, which he hadn’t realised he had been holding. “What is she?” he managed to croak.

Reign grinned and draped an arm across Vincent’s shoulder. “She, my friend, is an angel.”

 

Stay tuned for the cover reveal on Friday 10th March.

In the meantime, why not pick up a copy of the first in the series?

http://mybook.to/ChronicleofChaos

 

5* to Rise of the Elohim: The Spirit of Iris by Rocky Rochford

Rise of the Elohim - The Spirit of IrisRise of the Elohim – The Spirit of Iris by Rocky Rochford

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This fun, action-packed middle grade fantasy was a wonderful adventure. Crammed full of goblins, magic and sword fights, I was gripped from start to finish. The characters are wonderfully imagined (I particularly loved Izal and Zach) and the plot is simple enough to be followed by children, but involved enough to entertain adults as well. Another great piece of work by Rocky Rochford!

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The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow – Book Release!

Today Lisa Veldkamp’s first short-story will be released on Amazon. The Bridge is available both as paperback or e-book.

She found her inspiration in magical Dalarna, a county in Sweden. As her family-in-law lives there, this allows her to visit the country on a regular basis, especially in winter. This is where her creation of Eydis was born, a little troll girl who falls in love with a human boy.

Releasing The Bridge sort of became a family effort as the original sketch was made by her cousin Trudy v/d Bosch-Veldkamp. The poem featuring in both the book and the book trailer was made by her cousin Tom v/d Vlies. And her own husband, a goldsmith, created the emerald ring Eydis receives from her father.

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The Bridge was first released on the 18th of October 2015 as part of an anthology created by the #Awethors, Awethology Light. As the word implies, there was also a Dark version released by Plaisted Publishing House. You can download both e-book versions for FREE on Amazon!

To get you in the holiday spirit, here’s the booktrailer for The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow. The music was provided by pianist Donna Verdell.

About the book

“Hello human child. My name is Eydis. I’m a troll-girl who’s in big trouble. You see, I’ve fallen for one of your kind. A human boy. Talib. He’s just so nice – I can’t stay away from him. If my father finds out though, I don’t know what will happen. Humans are not supposed to know we exist and I just broke the rules. Oh, did I mention he’s also the king and I’m heir to the throne? Yes – like I said. Big trouble.”

Deep in the woods, below the rocks and in the caves, there lies a world unknown to us. They are part of our stories though. Part of our heritage, our legends and myths. Trolls. However, they might not be what you expect them to be. What if you meet one of them? Would you believe your eyes? Would you be brave enough to follow them? To go on an adventure?

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Available to buy here:

Paperback US
http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Between-Yesterday-Tomorrow-Swedish/dp/1522818669/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450538674&sr=1-4&keywords=lisa+veldkamp
Kindle US
http://www.amazon.com/Bridge-Between-Yesterday-Tomorrow-Swedish-ebook/dp/B019KHHI6C/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1450538674&sr=1-3&keywords=lisa+veldkamp
Paperback UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1522818669/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?qid=1450538838&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX220_SY330_QL65&keywords=lisa+veldkamp&dpPl=1&dpID=511pppZZlBL&ref=plSrch
Kindle UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B019KHHI6C/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1450538838&sr=8-3&keywords=lisa+veldkamp&dpPl=1&dpID=61zHdbbVl-L&ref=plSrch&pi=SY200_QL40

About the author

Lisa VeldkampLisa is the author of the poetry collections Nothing is Forgotten, When Words Start To Sing and The Elemental, book I of The Fire Trilogy. The Elemental is her first full-length novel, released on Halloween 2015 by Booktrope Publishing, Seattle WA. She also wrote The Bridge Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, her first short story for teenagers, which was released 18 October 2015 in the anthology Awethology Light by Plaisted Publishing.

Lisa has a background in social services and music, but writing has always been a part of her daily life. One night she dreamed the outlines of The Elemental and took it as a sign from the Universe to pursue a career in writing.

She grew up in a small town in the Netherlands where her parents always taught her to think outside the box. She has a degree in social studies and joined the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as an adult.

Lisa loves London, according to her ‘the city where magic dwells’ and can often be found there. She still resides in the Netherlands however with her partner and their dog Miss Ginger Rogers and if you’re lucky, you may find her in her favourite coffeehouse, Barista cafe.

Lisa is also a freelance copywriter for CAPSLOC, a music venue in The Netherlands and an editor for Folk Harp Folks, a magazine published by The Dutch Folk Harp society.

Links

Website:          www.the-elemental.co.uk

Facebook:        www.facebook.com/theelemental

Twitter:           www.twitter.com/Lisa_Elemental

Blog:               themoderndruidess.wordpress.com

Goodreads:     www.goodreads.com/author/show/628519.Lisa

YouTube:        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOoWcrbEWpIm31mP3owna_A

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