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It's been a week since 17-year-old Zoe Jabril found out her best friend is a Guardian Angel, her boyfriend is a Nephilim, and a fellow classmate is a Fairy. What makes Zoe so special? She’s destined to unify Enlightens to battle evil—that is, if Demons don’t kill her first.
With "Project: Enlightens Unite" underway, Zoe learns the history of the area wolf pack and realizes she's in a race against time to get her newly discovered talents under control. Despite struggling to fight a mysterious attraction to her new neighbor, rescue her boyfriend from Demons, and travel into Fairyland to convince the Summer King to join the fight, Zoe must still attend high school classes so her nosy parents don’t suspect anything is out of the ordinary before Demons can mount another attack.
Zoe will need all the help she can get, from the most unlikely of sources, if she’s to save her boyfriend's life and prevent the Devil from escaping Hell on her eighteenth birthday.
Debut Fantasy Author, Ross Smeltzer's "The Mark of the Shadow Grove" Gets Published by Fantasy Works Publishing
The Mark of the Shadow Grove
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Daughters of the gathering dusk and students of blackest spellcraft, the women of the Schermerhorn clan are enigmas made flesh. Seers for time immemorial, they are keepers of primeval knowledge.
They are wise in the ways of the Old Religion.
And they are destroyers of men.
Do the women of the Schermerhorn clan drive the men they encounter to their destruction? Or are their actions governed by specters on the periphery of human consciousness?
The Schermerhorn women will soon learn what dwells in the oldest books and what lurks in the flickering shadows beyond the candlelight.
I saw her close to the fire. I approached her. Instinct—animal’s blood—controlled my fatigued limbs and I felt no fear, though the flames blazed high and the hilltop was forlorn; the night was black as deep water . . . She turned and approached me. “There are no masters here. Only you and me,” she said.
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Author Bio: Raised in Chatham, New York, a small town in the Berkshires that looks like the setting for a Washington Irving story, Ross grew up surrounded by overgrown woodlands and tumbled-down, derelict farmhouses. He grew up with an awareness that the past was omnipresent, a slyly pervasive power and a subtle influence on the present.
Ross now lives in Dallas, Texas with his patient and endlessly supportive wife, a hopelessly brainless terrier, and an alarmingly unhinged cat. Ross works as a social studies teacher but writes fiction whenever he gets a chance. Sadly, he seems capable only of crafting stories of the weirdest kind. His imagination—apparently corrupted in adolescence by Hawthorne, Bierce, Machen, Lovecraft, and assorted other misanthropes, weirdos, and purveyors of high strangeness—can only manufacture demented little yarns.
Ross's fiction has appeared repeatedly in Bewildering Stories magazine, Quantum Fairy Tales, and Enchanted Conversation, an online fairy tale magazine.
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Where will I be? My stops will be all over the Twin Cities. I'm starting my tour now because The Passage, a Dance, & a Little White Dress - Book 2 of #EnlightenSeries releases April 13, 2016. My guess is that I'll have advanced paperback copies in early April.
March 12, 2016
Rosemount Art & Craft Fair @ Rosemount High School
March 26, - March 27, 2016
Easter Craft and Gift Show @ Southtown Malls in Bloomington
April 13, 2016
April 16, 2016
27th Annual Spring Craft and Gift @ Rosemount Community Center
April 30, 2016
Spring Craft and Gift Show @ Shoreview Community Center
May 7, 2016
Spring Craft and Gift Show @ Eagan Community Center
May 21, 2016
Stillwater Flea Market @ Washington County Fairgrounds.
September 10, 2016
Arts, Craft and Gift Show @ Hastings Armory
October 1, 2016
9th annual Fall Craft and Gift Show @ Andover Community Center
October 8, 2016
Craft Fair @ Apple Valley American Legion
November 19, 2016
7th annual Thanksgiving Craft and Gift Show @ Maple Grove Community Center
November 26, 2016
27th Annual Christmas Craft and Gift Show @ Rosemount Community Center
January is the month for resolutions. Eat healthy, exercise more, write more, practice the piano, spend more time with the kids, get up early, go to bed early... (those could all be mine)
It makes me wonder, what would Ava, my main character in SWAY make for her
New Year’s Resolutions?
SWAY takes place over the summer. It starts when Ava is returning home after almost eight years away. It’s her second time trying to start fresh. Even though it’s not January, these are the resolutions I would imagine her making as she tries to start over:
What kind of resolutions did you make this year, or do you bother to make any at all?
Blurb: She’d be happy to forget…if the past would just stop hitting “replay”.
Ava Elliot never thought she’d become a couch surfer. But with a freshly minted—and worthless—degree from Julliard, and her dad squandering the family fortune, what choice does she have?
Living with her old high school friends, though, has its own drawbacks. Especially when her ex-fiancé Eric Wentworth drops back into her life. Eight years ago, she was too young, too scared of being poor, and too scared of her dad’s disapproval.
Dumping him was a big mistake.
In the most ironic of role reversals, Eric is rolling in musical success, and Ava’s starting at the bottom to build her career. Worse, every song Eric sings is an arrow aimed straight for her regrets.
One encounter, one song too many, and Ava can’t go on like this. It’s time to tell Eric the truth, and make a choice. Finally let go of the past, or risk her heart for a second chance with her first love. If he can forgive her…and she can forgive herself.
Contains an actor whose kisses taste like chocolate, a pianist with scores of regret, and a sexy crooner who just wants his ex to cry him a river.
Author Bio: Melanie Stanford reads too much, plays music too loud, is sometimes dancing, and always daydreaming. She would also like her very own TARDIS, but only to travel to the past. She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband, four kids, and ridiculous amounts of snow. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and her website.
Links: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, Goodreads