Joynell Schultz manages the family zoo (literally!) and writes paranormal fantasy, mystery, and science fiction in her (nearly non-existent) free time. She’s a pharmacist by training (boring!) but prefers to hang out with zebras and bears or some imaginary characters. Oh, and she (finally!) hit the USA Today Bestsellers list.
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What’s a witch to do when nobody will hire her?
Open her own business, selling enchanted items to a town filled with mortals who are clearly prejudice against witches.
But when the entire second grade class sprouts fluffy tails, the town is quick to blame Ettie and her new business.
Was the tail epidemic Ettie’s fault?
Or is there a different kind of magic hiding in Watersedge?
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A child of two cultures, this hapa haole Hawaiian girl is currently landlocked in the Midwest. After exploring the world for a chunk of years, she hunkered down in Minnesota and now fills her days with family, fiction, and the occasional snowstorm. With a house full of lovable toddlers, a three-legged cat, and one handsome Dutchman, she prowls the keyboard late at night while the minions sleep. Coffee? Nah, she prefers tea with a generous spoonful of sarcasm.
Simith of Drifthorn is tired of war. After years of battle between the Thistle court and the troll kingdom, even a pixie knight known for his bloodlust longs for peace. Meeting with the troll king in secret is the only hope for a ceasefire. When the trolls ambush him instead, Simith flees through a doorway hidden by magic into another world. Wounded, he’ll need to defeat his pursuers and get home before anyone realizes he’s gone. If his commanders find out what he’s been up to, the trolls will be the least of his worries. In Skylark, Michigan, Jessa leaves a party after some devastating news. Cutting through her neighbor’s sunflower farm, she runs into a fight between creatures straight out of a fantasy novel – only the blood is very real. When one of them falls to his attackers, Jessa decides to intervene. She’s known too much death to stand idly by, but what does a poet like her know about fighting? As their weapons turn against her, Jessa realizes how much she stands to lose, even for someone who’s already lost everything. Find out what happens in Hidden Magic.
Born at a very young age in a place just north of nowhere, William was raised in a small rustic village whose name had larger expectations than its inhabitants. Being so far from anything interesting, William soon discovered he had a great imagination and spent far more time building fantasy worlds than dealing with the real one. An agricultural wage-slave during the day, and an avid role-player, world builder, professional game master, cartographer, poet and day dreamer by evening, William is finally listening to his friends and is taking some of those worlds he has created and is putting them to paper. Past short stories include “Linear Rotation” published in the Anthology Sylvermoon Chronicles Volume VII and “Not the One” soon to be published in the anthology Sylvermoon Chronicles Volume VIII. Currently William lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his very patient and understanding wife, and their four not-so-patient cats.
Matasa, a young goatherd of the Seven Peoples, leaves his small tribal village to make the sacred pilgrimage to the Golden City in hopes of being chosen by the deity of the Great Sun, Anuu, and given the ability to work magic. While in the city, politics, prejudice, intrigue and human nature attempt to sway the young goatherd who soon finds himself pulled between his desires to become a mage-priest and his steadfast moral convictions in Hidden Magic.
As a newspaper reporter, Realtor, and paralegal, Barbara Letson told other people’s stories. Now she tells her own, writing tales filled of magic, mayhem, monsters and ghosts. Her urban paranormal fantasy series “Fort Hopeless” follows Bobbi Harwood, a reluctant witch who returns to her ancestral home to discover she is next in line to inherit the family curse and is charged with protecting the town from ancient harm. ‘Aamira’ is the origin story of one of the main characters. The first novel in this exciting new series, “Fortress of Fear”, releases in Fall, 2020. For more by Barbara Letson, visit www.ghost-stalkers.com.
Eleven-year-old Aamira has been in and out of hospitals for months, but her doctors can’t find the problem, let alone the cure. How could they? Physicians are men and women of science; they would never consider magic as the cause of her many strange and dissimilar maladies. Is Aamira blessed? Cursed? Or simply unaware of the Hidden Magic she possesses? She’d better figure it out before it kills her. Get Hidden Magic to find out if she does.
Lee French is a prolific USA Today bestselling author living in Olympia, WA with two kids, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She’s a frequent visitor to Myth-Weavers, an online RPG site, and also trains in taekwondo. Best known for her young adult urban fantasy series Spirit Knights, she is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and a NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison. Find more of her work at www.authorleefrench.com.
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In the world of The Greatest Sin epic fantasy series, a teenage boy and his grandmother face a home invasion on a stormy afternoon by the sea. With neither capable of fighting toe-to-toe, they’ll have to use their wits and their knowledge of the house to defeat a band of murderous thieves. Get Hidden Magicto find out what happens.
“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. A multi-genre author, she has written a best-selling epic fantasy series, an acclaimed mystery, a popular thriller, and co-authored a contemporary thriller with Jed Donellie. She contributed short stories to a variety of anthologies and has several Mystery and Fantasy Short Reads to her name. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats …and a dragon named Inky.
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When his ship goes off course, King Bewilliam and his knights venture into an unknown land in hopes of gaining practical guidance to reach their destination port. Instead, the people they encounter have heard only of the mysterious fabled land of Perooc and its magnificent treasure rumored to satisfy every desire. Even those who refute Perooc’s existence live lives shaped by its denial. Others devote themselves to the attainment of its treasure. Yet no one admits to knowing its location or how to reach it. An empiricist, the king wants nothing to do with magic. In pursuit of his own ends, however, he finds himself breaching the gates and plumbing the hidden passages said to lead to Perooc and the acquisition of its secret power in Hidden Magic.
Washington state author H.M. Jones. Jones is an N.I.E.A finalist and B.R.A.G medallion honoree for her debut novel, Monochrome. She writes poetry, fantasy, sci-fi and speculative fiction. In her spare time, she loves to cosplay with her two favorite geeklets, sing to her chickens and dance haphazardly around the house while talking to characters she hasn’t written yet. Her dog worries for her.
Ariana has come of age. Her father has been trying to marry her off to any rich Lordling who makes an offer in a weak attempt to save her from the attentions of the evil Count Repugnian. Unfortunately for her father and suitors, Ariana has a knack for intimidating young men. A strange power flows through her veins. It’s a power that terrifies her, but also gives her hope. If it doesn’t kill her, it might save her. Find out in Hidden Magic.
Hidden magic is not just baubles buried in the earth, or swords that burst into flame with the right words, but things overlooked in plain sight. Faith is magic, belief has power and such is the magic buried in the soul. Six Hooves is tale about love and family that I was inspired to tell because of its great resonance to these things so important in my own life. So we join Al’rashal and her husband Ukjourman as they walk the path of family and faith and learn, with them, if they have the strength to see it to the end. Find out if they do. Get Hidden Magicnow.
Five years ago, Al’rashal and Urkjorman made a deal, a decade of service to the Baron of Wings and he would make of them what they could not make of themselves. Now that oath has put them in service of the Wayfarers on their pilgrimage through the desert wastes to Karden. Can they protect these brave yet meek people or will sands claim the lives of the innocent and all their dreams? Find out in Hidden Magicnow.
Melinda Kucsera writes fantastic short stories and books when dragons aren’t trying to kidnap her. (Sometimes, her characters rescue her, especially when evil corporations are involved.) Check out all Melinda’s books on melindakucsera.com and meet her characters. They’re lining up to meet you.
Melinda wrote Spell of Wings & Glass for Hidden Magic. 1-click it now to get a fun adventure featuring mind-talking monsters and loads of magical mayhem.
To stay alive, wizards and witches, mages and warlocks, and everyday sorcerers have hidden their power for centuries. But they can’t hide anymore. Magic is breaking free in the subterranean cities and the enchanted forests surrounding it.
Magic won’t be denied. In these perilous times, one thing is certain. It won’t stay hidden for long. But there are dire consequences for the magic-user whose power is exposed, consequences Nulthir and his creature friends must thwart to survive. Get Hidden Magicto read more!
C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles series, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at www.csjohnson.me.
Like the rest of her community, Skyla Mercer’s life is perfect; but unlike the rest of the community, Skyla can see shadows — flashes of pain, injuries, and “imperfections” that instantly correct themselves. As the Learning Ceremony and her induction as a full Community Member approaches, Skyla seeks out the source of the hidden magic keeping her Community’s existence in perfect stasis with the help of Aidan, her older neighbor that knows the terrible secret the City Elders are keeping.
A community has created the perfect life for its residents — but when one girl learns the price of her perfect life comes at the cost of another’s suffering, she is determined to find a way to make things right. Find out if she does in Hidden Magic.