Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Phrase Thesaurus Samples - Vol 4 - Earth Views

Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus Sample Phrases

Volume 4

Earth Views

Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus is a 4 Volume Set of thousands of descriptive phrases to help authors break through writer's block.  This group of phrases describe locations of the head.


Get this writer's aid at all online book stores.  




Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Book Reviews2 for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by WingedCourage








The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Sybrina Durant is a children's fantasy book about a group of unicorns written in third-person. It is perfect for children who enjoy fantasy stories (and especially unicorns). The book is aimed at younger children and filled with beautiful illustrations. A great book to read with a child.

Get the book in print for your fantasy library.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Unicorn Book Feature - The Unicorn Who Wanted To Be Seen - By Lotte K. Hahn

Sybrina's Unicorn Book Pick

Unicorns!  How we love them. . .Luckily for all of us unicorn lovers there are hundreds of unicorn books available for all age groups.  I have gathered information about as many as I can find and have placed them here for you in one convenient spot on my blog.  Today's Unicorn Book Feature is


The Unicorn Who Wanted To Be Seen

By Lotte K. Hahn 



The only review I could find said, "Lovely medieval tale about a sculptor and a unicorn. The pen-and-ink drawings are quite medieval in character, and vaguely German." 

This rare story by Lotte K. Hahn with pictures by Christine Price was first plublished in 1961.  It is only available in hard back now.

Get it at Amazon.




Friday, January 25, 2019

Goddess Fish Promotions - Immortal Girl5 by Griffin Stark





This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Griffin Stark will be awarding a copy of the book (US ONLY) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



The year is 1095, Normandy, France. Five year old Skylar runs away into the woods to escape nuns who are convinced her inexplicable seizures are the work of satan. She survives after being adopted by wolves, when two mysterious strangers appear and reveal Skylar’s destiny to her. Skylar is the first of the Immortal Girls, destined to save humanity from itself.



Immortal Girl5 (January 22, 2019) follows Skylar, Rachel, Caitlin, Beth, and Bethany, five immortal sisters who, over the course of a thousand years, attempt to learn the purpose of their own existence while hunting down the worst criminals this world has ever seen. They’ve faced the likes of Jack the Ripper and the Nazis, but as a new enemy arises to threaten the sisters’ survival they’ll soon learn that immortality doesn’t mean forever.


Read an Excerpt



“Wait! Now look, please, just let me explain!” he begged her, while shielding himself from the next imminent attack. Even if he’d had the desire to fight back—which he certainly did not—Luke wasn’t sure how easy it would be. After all, she’d survived more than a thousand years from what he’d been told. For being that old, this girl looked beyond amazing, with her blonde hair that fell into curls at the ends, angelic looks, and a flawless, pale complexion that held two stormy blue eyes of unusual intensity. Skylar seemed to accept Luke’s sincerity, at least for the moment, and slowly put her fist down by her side.



About the Author:

GRIFFIN STARK is an American author who proudly lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Even as a young child, Griffin had an active imagination. As an author of young adult fiction, he has harnessed his creativity to tell memorable stories filled with important life lessons.



Griffin served as a combat medic in The United States Air Force and later founded THE SHEEPDOG MOVEMENT to join in the fight against bullying of teens worldwide.



Visit http://immortalgirl5.com/ to learn more about Griffin and his YA fantasy novel, Immortal Girl5.



Watch the Immortal Girl5 book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C184CfqO380




And purchase a copy here: https://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Girl5-Griffin-Stark-ebook/dp/B07JZ52226/ref=sr_1_1



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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Phrase Thesaurus Samples2 - Vol 3 - Physical Attributes - HD3



Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus Sample Phrases

Volume 3

Physical Attributes

Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus is a 4 Volume Set of thousands of descriptive phrases to help authors break through writer's block.  This group of phrases describe locations of the head.

 

Get this writer's aid at all online book stores.  




Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Book Reviews2 for the Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm by Marchus


Book Reviews for The Blue Unicorn's Journey To Osm


Marichus Real rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only hope of the metal horns unicorns to survive and return to his home Unimaise is a Prophecy about a blue unicorn but when he was born, his horn was no metal and everybody knows the meaning of that: No metal, no magic.
A colourful journey with a group of Unicorns who are trapped in a place that is not their home. A story about friendship, loyalty, love and magic against evil and death.


The pictures are wonderful. It is always nice to look at a unicorn and even more when the pictures have beautiful colours.


Get the book in print for your fantasy library.




Amazon Giveaway - Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale

Amazon Giveaway

Journey To Osm - The Blue Unicorn's Tale

Enter for a chance to win this novel - https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/36d3890d7b50a3ce 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Silver Dagger Book Tours and Giveaways - The Incarn Saga by Katharine E Wibell


Issaura's
Claws
The
Incarn Saga Book 1
by
Katharine E. Wibell


Genre:
YA Fantasy

According
to legend, when the world was young, the goddess Issaura appeared
among men. Those who treated her with kindness received the gift of
the gods—the ability to transform into an animal form. This was a
great honor but one that separated this race from other humans.
Before Issaura departed the mortal realm, she promised to return if
her people were ever at the point of destruction.


Now
a threat is rising from a land across the mists of the ocean, a
threat that will push this race to the brink of extinction.
Responding to the call to war, seventeen-year-old Lluava heads off to
find her destiny, one that will carve her name in history.” 

The
Kingdom of Elysia consists of two races: the dominant race of humans
and the native race of Theriomorphs who can shift into animal form.
Although law dictates equal treatment, they neither like nor trust
each other. Now brutal and ruthless Raiders are approaching; there is
only one chance to defeat them. An army must be raised and trained.
An army where each human will be paired with a Theriomorph partner.
An army that must fight as one to defeat their common enemy.

Women
are not warriors. However, Lluava is not like other women – human
or Theriomorph. Her animal form is a magnificent beast whose power
and fury she must learn to control. Although Lluava endures intense
physical training and strives to overcome the doubts of the male
recruits, she faces an unexpected adversary in the commanding general
who seeks to break both her spirit and her body.

At
the paring ceremony, Lluava is humbled when presented with a unique
and ancient weapon. Yet she becomes distraught and angry when her
human partner is revealed. If they fail to trust each other, the
consequences will be devastating. Death and destruction are on the
horizon and time is running out.

The
Incarn Saga is a young adult fantasy series inspired by ancient
myths, filled with fast-paced action and adventure, and enriched by
an understanding of animal behavior that defines the shape-shifting
Theriomorphs.








Ullr's
Fangs
The
Incarn Saga Book 2

"According
to legend, when the world was young, two gods of war — one male,
one female — were destined for each other. Yet Ullr, forever
unfaithful, lost the love of Issaura, his true match, and was
forsworn. His violent anger and bitter rage grew and intensified,
poisoning all creation and humanity.


Now
that the Raiders’ long ships have faded from sight, the kingdom of
Elysia is beginning to recover from the summer’s war with the
brutal invaders from across the sea. Yet darker forces have taken
root, forces that can alter the future of the land and its people in
unthinkable ways. Seventeen-year-old Lluava must discover the means
to prevent her world from collapsing. But in doing so, will she
succumb to that darkness?"








Crocotta's
Hackles
The
Incarn Saga Book 3

According
to legend, when the world was young, Crocotta, Queen of the Gods,
discovered her mate’s faithlessness. She vowed to prevent future
threats to all matrimonial pacts henceforward, but for her it was too
late. The child born from the illicit coupling was a warrior
goddess—one whom Crocotta would seek to destroy throughout
eternity.


Now
that the Raiders’ elite army is threatening the kingdom of Elysia’s
northern borders, seventeen-year-old Lluava must leave the
familiarity and safety of her native land to venture into the
wilderness. Her mission is to discover others like her who will come
to Elysia’s aid; her hope is to unravel the secrets behind what it
means to be Incarn. But what she finds could destroy everything.”


Lluava’s
story continues in Crocotta’s Hackles, the third book in The Incarn
Saga's award-winning new-adult series.













Katharine
Wibell’s lifelong interest in mythology includes epic poetry like
the Odyssey, Ramayana, Beowulf, and the Nibelungenlied. In addition,
she is interested in all things animal whether training dogs,
apprenticing at a children’s zoo, or caring for injured animals as
a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. After receiving degrees from
Mercer University in both art and psychology with an emphasis in
animal behavior, Wibell moved to New Orleans with her dog, Alli, to
kick start her career as an artist and a writer. Her first literary
works blend her knowledge of the animal world with the world of high
fantasy.









Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
Honestly, I would love all four books of The Incarn Saga projected on the big screen after Giahem’s Talons is published next year (2019). When I watch movies like Life of Pie and Disney’s live action The Jungle Book, I am amazed at the visual effects used to create the animals, especially the tigers. I would love that same technology used when my Theriomorphs transform to and from their animal forms.
Then with movies like The Lord of the Rings and TV series like Game of Thrones, I can imagine how some of the battle scenes in the books might look like. When I was younger, this sort of movie would not have been possible, but now I am excited to think about the possibility that one day The Incarn Saga might be a movie series.

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
I was very fortunate to visit Oxford, England, a year ago. While there, I was able to visit The Eagle and Child pub where the Inklings, an informal writer’s group, used to meet and discuss their work. This famous fellowship included J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams among others. The Inklings fascinate me with their wide breadth of interests, their lasting effects on modern fantasy, and their love of all things Norse.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Can I say the Dragon? For as long as I can remember, I have read, watched, admired, and researched everything that pertains to this wide-ranging group of mythical animals. From the fire-breathing, winged lizards of European lore to the levitating, water-controlling creatures in China, I love them all.

Follow
the tour HERE
for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!

















Monday, January 21, 2019

Goddess Fish Promotions - Tenth Anniversary Party



Phrase Thesaurus Samples2 - Vol 2 - Moving Parts - Part 2 - SH101


Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus Sample Phrases

Volume 2

Moving Parts - Part 2
SH-SHOULDERS SH101 (Gesturing) 

Sybrina's Phrase Thesaurus is a 4 Volume Set of thousands of descriptive phrases to help authors break through writer's block.  This group of phrases describe movements of the shoulder.  

 

Get this writer's aid at all online book stores.  




Sunday, January 20, 2019

Unicorn Book Feature - Legend of the Night Unicorn - By Sarah Northwood


Sybrina's Unicorn Book Pick

Unicorns!  How we love them. . .Luckily for all of us unicorn lovers there are hundreds of unicorn books available for all age groups.  I have gathered information about as many as I can find and have placed them here for you in one convenient spot on my blog.  Today's Unicorn Book Feature is


Legend of the Night Unicorn 

By Sarah Northwood


Martha is excited about her trip on the steam train up Mystic Mountain. She finds out from a kind old man how the train got its name. Legend has it there’s a night unicorn who lives on the mountain.

After Martha arrives at the top of the mountain peak, she has one burning question. All she wants to do is find out if the legend is true.

Are unicorns real?

Get it at Amazon.



Saturday, January 19, 2019

KindleBookReview - Book GiveAway - January 2019 Meet & Greet Giveaway

Kindle Book Review

January 2019 Meet & Greet Giveaway



https://www.thekindlebookreview.net/january-meet-greet-giveaway/



Start your New Year right and enter our January Meet & Greet Giveaway. We’re giving away a 7″ Kindle Fire, $25 Amazon eGift card, and a “Bookworm” coffee mug.  We love our Kindles, and we know you’d love to win one.  So let’s do this!

Here’s the deal. We all have a story. In your story, you’re the hero and you want to walk away with all 3 of these reader gifts and be a superhero. So enter our January Meet & Greet Giveaway and start your “award-winning” story with a bang!

We’ve got books for every reader–free books–99¢ books–award-winning books, bestselling books, and more! So enter our January Meet & Greet Giveaway, grab a few eBooks, and enter to win! You can enter for for a chance to win here.



WHEN: January 7-31, 2018

PRIZE: 7″ Kindle Fire, $25 Amazon eGift Card, and Reader mug ($100 value).