This week’s offering is three videos that are as unique as the authors who recorded them! Settle in for a listen. You won’t be disappointed. We hope you’ll enjoy them all. If you are interested in the books, they can be purchased via the links provided.
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The eSpec Books Author Reading Series
Megan Mackie reading an excerpt of her novel, Death and the Crone.
About the Book
What woman doesn’t dream of a young, handsome stranger sweeping her off her feet?
She gave up on such nonsense long ago. Old, homeless, and unwanted by society, such faerie tales seemed beyond impossible for her. So when a young, handsome stranger, more child than man, asks her to come home with him, she knew he could only mean her harm, but who cared? She was tired of living anyway.
But instead of finding her death, Margaret learns that nothing in her savior’s world is what it seems, including herself.
Why would someone young enough to be her grandson be interested in her? And when would he drop his pleasant façade to reveal the darkness she expected beneath?
New hope struggles with old suspicion as demons from Margaret’s past come to call.
After all, was it really possible to get a second chance at life?
The eSpec Guest Author Reading Series
Robert E. Waters reading an exerpt from his novel, The Mask of Mirada, published by Ring of Fire Press.
About the Book
Sonata Diamante is a thief and swordsmaster. She serves her nefarious wizard uncle, Borshen Galo, doing his “dirty work” in the shadows of Cragsport. But when she stumbles upon a strange silver mask, her world shatters. Now, she’s on the run. With the aid of her bullmastiff companion, Fellfang, Sonata must discover the truth behind the mask’s origin. Her journey south into the enemy province of Pontaboro will test her mettle, physically, spiritually, and mentally. Sonata must confront not only the evils wrought by the mask, but must face the truth of her own origin. Who is Sonata Diamante? And could she be even deadlier than The Masks of Mirada? Only the gods know.
Mary Fan reading an excerpt from “On Moonlit Wings” from the anthology Bad Ass Moms, edited by Mary Fan and published by Crazy8 Press.
About the Book
To celebrate bad-ass moms everywhere, Crazy 8 Press has assembled a fantastic line-up of authors to create stories spanning numerous genres, including sci-fi, contemporary, historical, and fantasy. Since moms and badassery come in infinite forms, the authors were given only one criteria: that their story be about a bad-ass mother or mother figure, whatever that meant to them. From grandmas to new moms, biological moms to adoptive moms to mom figures, this collection features a fantastic range of stories. A human mom on the PTA of a school for supernatural kids. A new mom who adopts two babies with special powers. A hard-boiled detective who stumbles upon a mystery while looking for childcare. A grandma who fights back against an unsavory mayoral candidate. A witch who battles dark magic while wrangling her kids. An artificial intelligence who nurtures delinquent boys sent to her care. And much, much more.