Book Spotlight: Princess of Beasts

Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great holiday this last week. I know we’ve got another holiday coming up in a few days. I thought I would start off the new year by featuring a fellow Christian author’s book that releases on January 1st. Check out the first chapter and make sure to pre-order it before everyone else.

Princess of Beasts


The cheetah yowled from the wound on its leg and hissed. Princess Sahri narrowly slid her hand out of the way in time to avoid the female’s sharpened fangs. “There… It is going to be alright,” she murmured. As she stroked the female cheetah’s fur, she concentrated and used her powers to speak the words into the cheetah’s mind.

Immediately, the creature relaxed. That gave her time to turn back to the wound. It was in the cheetah’s back upper thigh and would turn her lame if Sahri didn’t do something about it.

“Well, Princess Sahri?” the middle-aged woman asked, clasping her hands together. “Can you save her?”

Princess Sahri gnawed on her lower lip as she held her hands over the wound. Energy poured from her body, fleeing her and entering the cheetah. Sweat covered her forehead and her hands trembled violently as she gritted her teeth with a nod. “Y—yes, I think so.”

The woman sighed in relief. “Oh, thank the King of Heaven!” Not everyone believed in the King of Heaven, but those who did—like Princess Sahri and most of her family—were devout followers. Unfortunately, some people in their land preferred to follow gods of greed and warfare against their neighboring kingdom instead. 

“There.” Sahri leaned back with a sigh. The female cheetah sat up with a yowl, but her owner caught up the leather lead and led her away from the thick crowd, so she wouldn’t attack anyone. “Who is next?”

“Me!” a little redheaded girl bound up to her, holding a tiny fawn in her arms. “I found him sleeping in our barn…”

“Kelsie! Don’t go running too far ahead of me, now.” A man with a wooden stump hobbled behind her and placed a hand on the redheaded girl Kelsie’s, shoulder. 

Kelsie’s cheeks blushed as she glanced up at the man. “Sorry, Papa. I just got excited.”

“We found this little guy in our barn and couldn’t find the mother. Figured a giant bear must’ve gotten her,” he said, lowering the last part of the sentence to a whisper; likely for Kelsie’s sake.

Sahri picked the fawn up and cuddled it against her chest as she connected with him. The vicious slash marks on his chest were indeed from a giant bear. She could see the entire attack replaying in the fawn’s mind over and over—and his mother had indeed died. Tears filled her eyes as she murmured to the infant deer in his mind to try to calm him. “There, there. Your mother is gone, but you are safe now.” The first thing she did was use her energy to help him to sleep. The fawn’s wounds were too painful and he was utterly exhausted.

“You can help him, right?” Kelsie asked, eyes widened with hope. 

Sahri met Kelsie’s eyes. “Yes, I can. But he is going to need extensive care. I’m afraid I need to take him home with me, so I can keep monitoring his condition. Is that alright?”

The man nodded, rubbing the back of his neck. “Uh—ye—yeah. We don’t need any more animals, anyway.”

Kelsie stomped her foot. “B—but, Papa, he’s mine. I love him and want him to stay with us. He’ll be best friends with Noor!”

The man shook his head. “No deer is going to be friends with a tiger—even a miniature one. Noor is meant to herd our animals and keep deer from eating our crop. There’s no way he and this little guy would get along.”

Kelsie’s eyes filled with tears as she turned toward Sahri. “Does he really have to stay with you?”

Sahri nodded as she continued releasing her energy into the baby deer. “If you want him to live, then yes. I am afraid so.”

“Will you take good care of him?” The tears in Kelsie’s eyes finally spilled over as she met Sahri’s gaze intensely.

Sahri nodded and smiled at the little girl. “Of course, I will. Tending to animals is what I do, remember?”

“Oh, right…” Kelsie leaned down and gently kissed the fawn on the forehead. She reached out to snatch her father’s hand. “Thank you, Princess Sahri!” she called. 

“Yes, thank you, Your Highness.” The man inclined his head.

Standing behind Princess Sahri, stood her bodyguard, Jekre. He cleared his throat and leaned down so that only she could hear him speak. “You’re using up all your energy again. Besides, your stalker is here to see you. We should go.”

Sahri glanced up at the back of the crowd full of people who had brought animals for her to tend to. Sure enough, the scrawny man stared deeply at her from his typical spot, which made Sahri’s skin crawl. Most everyone loved her and how she did what she could for the animals; their world was lush and full of wildlife, so even some of their world’s predators were tamed and invited into homes. The big cats all over the land had been tamed long ago. They were still wild and dangerous, of course, but animals helped the people in their every day lives. 

And replaced people who weren’t able to work. 

Sahri stood but resisted the urge to shake out her legs and wiggle her hips. Her legs and backside had fallen asleep since she had sat on the wooden stool for several hours without moving again. As a princess, however, she fought the urge and won. Instead, she stood before the still-large crowd, as elegant and graceful as ever. With a pleasant smile, she slid her gaze over the people in line closest to her. “With humblest apologies, I will retire for the day. I will be back tomorrow to see the rest of you, then.” Sahri turned her head toward her personal butler, named Widton. “Please take a list of names so that we may restore the proper line order tomorrow.”

Widton inclined his bald head to her. “Of course, Princess Sahri.”

With that, Sahri took the lead, but it only took Jekre less than a second to catch her with his long stride. As was the custom for bodyguards, he fell into step beside her, to better protect her from danger. 

The square to the city capital where she saw people’s animals was only a brief walk from the palace. The city of Roacha had five different centers and squares, but her parents, naturally only allowed her to travel to the one a breadth away from the palace.

Just ahead of them, the palace walls loomed, made more for appearances than defense. The entire city had three walls around its front, so this one around the palace itself was more to separate them from the common folk living in Roacha. Through the golden front gates, Sahri could see the dazzling courtyard, filled with blooming flowers of all colors. Even from this distance, she could smell their fresh aroma, teasing her nose with pleasant, flowery scents. 

Something about it also reminded her just how hungry she was. Her stomach growled, eliciting a sideways glance from Jekre, but she waved it off. 

“Sounds like you should get something to eat,” he murmured. “Not that I’m allowed to tell you what to do.”

“Of course not. It is just a friendly suggestion, right?” Sahri peeked at him out of the corner of her eye.

Jekre nodded. “Aye, it is.”

Sahri chuckled and shook her head at him. “Ah, I see. You are only ‘suggesting’ it because you’re hungry and want to eat. Right?”

Jekre ignored her. His mouth pressed into a firm, thin line.

Sahri sighed and pursed her lips. Just like that, the teasing was gone. Any fun they had together was squelched in a few seconds and their teasing never lasted any longer than a minute or more. It bothered Sahri but there was nothing she could do about Jekre’s behavior. Sometimes, it was like he wanted to tease her and laugh with her and have fun with her, and then others, it was as if he would rather pretend she didn’t exist. 

Which was exactly what he was doing at that very moment. 

Sahri stared down at the fawn in her arms. “He is not doing too well. We will return to my room so I can work on him.”

Once again, Jekre didn’t respond. He only stayed in step beside her and refused to glance in her direction.

Sahri sighed. What was wrong with him?

Princess of Beasts

by: Joanna White
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy

In the entire kingdom of Ahri, Princess Sahri is the only person who can talk to animals and heal them. She’s beloved by the people, but she’s living a lie. Deep inside, she wants a man who she’s not just forbidden to be with, but he’s also a criminal, part of the Ahri Reformation—using the Rune of Obedience to force criminals who fight well to put their talents to better use. What’s worse, is the man—her bodyguard, Jekre—hates her and the entire royal family for what they’ve done.

But those are the least of Sahri’s worries.

The Anati are creatures who bring life and springtime to Ahri every time they return from their long migration across the Sea. But when someone murders them, the kingdom faces a famine that will destroy them all.

Not all hope is lost—yet.

Two of the Anati had eggs. If Sahri can use her powers to keep the eggs long enough to help them get to the nesting grounds, the Anati will live. As the young ones grow, they can heal the land and save the kingdom and Sahri’s people.

The only problem is that her parents ordered her bodyguard to keep her inside the palace. The Rune of Obedience forces Jekre to comply—which means he’ll do whatever it takes to keep Sahri inside.

Who killed the Anati? The threat to the kingdom is a mystery, unknown by everyone except Jekre. And he’s been sworn to silence.

Can Sahri escape, and if she does, will she be able to get the eggs to the nesting ground in time?

Or will a famine bring Ahri to its knees?

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Tales of Ferrês Blog Tour!

Greetings everyone. Today I am featuring Speculative Fiction author K.M. Jenkins’ new release, Tales of Ferrês. It came out on Tuesday and is full of wonderful fantasy stories for young readers. Check it out below I got a few fun excerpts for you to enjoy.

About the Book


Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

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Excerpt #1:
Bonds of Friendship

Jerked back to reality, a wide-eyed and gaping Karigan followed as trees parted to reveal a path covered by undisturbed dirt littered with fallen leaves. She hesitated, knowing the path led deeper into the forest. Ralph said no one ever comes out once they go in. But what if the forest draws you in? What happens then? Curiosity won as Karigan stepped forward, taking the path deeper into the Forest of Ferrês. All Karigan knew was that a mystery awaited her, and something told her it was best to keep moving.
Moments of wonder swiftly turned into regret as the trees grew larger and the fairy’s glow fought to keep the darkness away. “Excuse me, Alia, but where are we going?” The light swayed as Alia hovered to a stop beneath a large archway. Karigan stepped closer, eyeing the darkness within and looking over her shoulder as little Alia sat down on a nearby stump.
“Go inside,” Alia said.
“But it’s so dark.”
Giggles rang out as Alia swooped into the air, circling about her and creating particles of dust. “Do not fear, for in darkness is light. Go inside.” The little fairy shoved her back forcefully,  making Karigan stumble forward through the archway.
Nothing. All she could see was nothing. Where is the damn light! Panic gripped her. Calm, yourself, Karigan. It won’t do to lose your head. Just breathe and try to relax. Fairies are supposed to be good, trustworthy. Oh…by the gods, the damn fairy is trying to kill me! Her eyes flew open, and her breathing grew frantic as fear pressed in on her lungs.
“What was that?” She turned around. To her dismay, the exit had disappeared. “How the hell?”
I’m going to die! She faltered, stumbling over a branch. Karigan hit the ground hard, knocking the wind out of herself. Fear consumed her.
Jumping to her hands and knees, Karigan’s eyes locked on the nearby trees. Slowly, her eyes adjusted as she watched, and waited. Silence weighed on her until a rabbit crashed through the brush beneath a nearby tree. “Oh, thank the stars…it’s just a rabbit.”


Excerpt #2:
Bonds of Betrayal

Shogun stood in the council chambers with several other generals. A few ryders were present. The king was looking at the map of the kingdom as they went over each checkpoint where they’d searched for Dengotta. It had been five days since the funeral and there was unrest among the people. Many were claiming the ryders were all to blame for their Queen’s death. Several controversies broke out throughout the city and the king’s men stepped in to put a stop to them. Time seemed to be their own worst enemy. The longer Dengotta remained free, the more the people sought retribution. Soon they could have an uprising on their hands.

“How far south have you searched?” the king asked.

“We have teams scouring the northern lands and others have started to infiltrate the southern side of the kingdom. So far we haven’t had word of any sightings. It is almost like Dengotta disappeared off the face of the earth, sire.”

Shogun watched General Bash as he finished his report. The man was tall with sandy brown hair, cropped short for battle. He was a good man and never gave up on anything the king wished him to complete. Shogun knew without a doubt Bash would be the man to bring Dengotta in. A servant girl running into the chambers interrupted his thoughts. The poor kid was gasping for air.

“Sire, there are several hundred men at the castle doors. They demand entry to speak with you.”

The king looked at the young girl dressed in kitchen garb. He thought it must be urgent if a mere girl had been sent into a war meeting. Rodrik looked at her as gears turned in his head. He had just opened his mouth to speak when screams echoed from the hall outside the council chambers. Chaos came swiftly.

Guards ran into the room surrounding the king—swords drawn and ready. Moments passed like an eternity as the men the young girl had spoken about broke into the chambers and fought the generals. Shogun kept his wits about him, gathering his magic to strike. But he never expected what was to come next.


Excerpt #3:
A Forbidden Friendship

Kÿla pressed her small body to the ground hoping not to get crushed. Trees were moving all around her. Roots were springing up from the earth as they slithered across the ground like giant serpents looking for their next meal. She didn’t know what was up with the forest today. Never had she seen the trees behave in such a way. If she wasn’t careful Kÿla would find herself crushed underneath the giant trees that stretched for miles into the sky. 

I know the forest is magical, but this is getting old. Dodging a flailing branch, she jumped from rock to rock. As a twin-tailed fox Kÿla moved with stealth unknown to mankind. Her speed allowed her to glide through the air with her two tails. They twitched nervously as she landed on a rock, then crouched and prepared to jump once again. Pouncing, she avoided the trees, but she wasn’t gaining any headway. The longer she remained in this part of the forest, the more danger she was in with the looming giants around her. Kÿla panted and tried to catch her breath. Her eyes danced around the forest floor as she decided where to make her next move. She was about to jump only to have a tree land right in her path. She growled in frustration.

“What do you want from me!”

A tree uprooted itself in response, sliding its roots across the ground like snakes. Slowly its gigantic form slithered over in front of her then dug deep into the earth. Another followed suit, then another. Before Kÿla could blink, several dozen trees had moved into a straight line on both sides of her. They were trying to herd her—but why? Tentatively she placed her small paw on the ground, waiting to see if the trees would move. Silence. Everything was still. Another paw followed the first and she slowly made her way down the path. The trees were quiet and didn’t budge an inch.

Kÿla hated being herded like some common cow to a destination she didn’t know. It was bad enough she had left the sanctuary of the Torrigan Falls. But now, if she was correct, Kÿla walked within DarkDeath’s territory. He would have her head if he found her here again. She wasn’t one for rules and loved adventure, but after their last encounter she wanted to stay clear. Her eyes danced among the base of the trees as she continued to pad along on her dainty paws—always alert in case the trees started to go crazy again. 

The lane went on for miles as the trees continued to form alongside each other. Before Kÿla knew it she was in a meadow. The trees shifted back to their former positions leaving her even more confused. What was the point of making her come to this meadow? All she saw before her were flowers and tall grass. She found herself irritated when unfamiliar scents alerted her. By the gods, I’m not in the Forest of Ferrês anymore.


About the Author

JENKINS_AUTHORPIC_2018K.M. Jenkins is a published international bestselling author that writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She has a big love for the fantasy genre and loves dragons above all creatures.When she is not writing, you will find her chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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5 Fun Facts:

  1. I am the proud mother of twin boys. They were born in June 2017, and are a big handful. 
  2. Besides being a published author I also run my own cover design business, KJ Magical Designs. 
  3. The first book I read with dragons was Elizabeth Kerner’s “Song in the Silence”. This book is what sparked my love for dragons. 
  4. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a minor in Mass Communications.
  5. I have lived in Sioux City, Iowa my entire life minus two years over in Lucas, Iowa. My dream place to live would be Tennessee or Utah.


Book Blast: A Powerful Rivalry

New Release

A Powerful Rivalry

by: K.M. Jenkins

“Let the council of the gods begin.”

“Great! About blasted time,” Kortez roared.

Gryphön rolled his eyes as he sat back in his seat. He looked over at Bright Star. “This will be a long one.”

She laughed and patted his hand. “It won’t be that long,” she said.

“Better not be, I have other things to do,” Kortez announced.

Serena tried to hold back the laughter that threatened to break through her lips. She loved the god of dwarves; he was always opinionated. Mortez looked at her with a smirk across his fine chiseled face. His eyes danced with mirth and made it clear he enjoyed the dwarf’s antics. Salza jumped up in her seat and did a twirl. Bright Star looked at her with annoyance. “That is if everyone will behave!”


The goddess Nütari rules alone over all the beasts in the Forest of Ferrês. She hoards the forest’s glory, keeping it only for herself and those few she trusts. But a young goddess, Serena, wants the freedom to walk through the forest and open its beauty to everyone. She is determined to change the Council of Gods’ laws.

Will she create a creature powerful enough to take the land by storm? Find out how this powerful rivalry between two goddesses began in the final installment in the Tales of Ferrês series.

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K.M. Jenkins is a published international bestselling author that writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She has a big love for the fantasy genre and loves dragons above all creatures.When she is not writing, you will find her chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Corrupted Enchantment: When Fairy Tales Collide

Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 3.57.29 PMFans of Once Upon A Time will be obsessed with this series!

Welcome to Enchantia, where all your favorite fairy tale characters live happily ever after… That is, until a dark spell takes over the land. 

Robin Hood: Everyone at school seemed to be scared of me. What? Had they never met someone who’d been in jail before? Whatever. I liked it that way. I didn’t need friends. I just needed to be left alone so I could get back to what I was supposed to be doing… Stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Something was getting in the way of my usual goal though. There seemed to be a spell looming about, and I knew exactly who was responsible for it– Presidential candidate, Rumpelstiltskin. 
There was also the Peter Pan problem. Now that I was back, I could tell he wanted to approach me, but there was nothing he could have done to make me forgive him. He could bat his pretty little eyes all he wanted. The ultimate betrayal wasn’t something I took lightly.

Rumpelstiltskin: I didn’t care what the three fates said about that filthy little brat, Robin Hood, being my undoing. I would spill her blood to change that destiny. Now that I had the power of the Presidency in my palms, I wouldn’t let anything stop me from achieving what I set out to do.

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C. Penticoff

Screen Shot 2019-09-29 at 3.58.10 PMC. Penticoff has always considered herself a dreamer in a world with a million opportunities.

She recalls her dream of being an author starting at the ripe age of nine years old, when a published author visited her school and empowered her to reach for the stars. It was then she realized her ability to write a great story could be something that made her shine in a world full of bright lights.

C. Penticoff began writing her first full length novel when she was 12 years old, and finally published the new and improved story September of 2017.

C. Penticoff lives in the Pacific Northwest with her two sons and husband. They are in the process of building a tiny home for their family.

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New Release: World of Nightmares

Who loves the story Nightmare Before Christmas? Well today we are featuring a New Release by Karen DuBose. She is taking a classic tale and doing her own spin on it. Check it out below and make sure to grab a copy.

69511383_396530847716051_777544730190807040_nWorld of Nightmares

Shady Oak Series

When you live in a world of what nightmares are made of, you wonder to yourself, could there be more?
Being the king is no easy task. Ask Jax he will tell you all about it. He is after all the Pumpkin King of Halloweenville who loves to scare people.

Lately, Jax has been getting bored wondering if there is more to the world; he lives in. He used to enjoy scaring everyone. Now though it feels more like a job than actually having fun, even the kids laugh and ask him to do it again.

Little does he know there is a much bigger world out there than the world of nightmares. One he will never forget anytime soon. Stepping into Shady Oaks has changed him forever. Something he never thought would ever happen.

Let’s not forget Boogie. He is mean and powerful. He is always trying to find ways to make Jax suffer for something he never did. That is, until things take a turn for the worse. Being a king doesn’t always make you invisible.

With everything going on, Jax’s heart was stolen by Shayla. The one person Jax is scared to be around for too long. He doesn’t want to scare her away. Showing his feelings is not something he is used to, and he doesn’t want them to shine through, causing her to run from him.

Things change to fast for Jax to get a grip on things and to make matters worse. He can’t protect the one person he loves more than life itself. With some powerful help from Shady Oaks, it may be the only way to save his world from the darkness that is slowly killing his world. That is until the darkness finds its way to Shady Oaks.

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Karen DuBose

unnamed (1)What’s Crackin’? My name is Karen DuBose. I write fantasy and dark fantasy romance novels. I have 5 books out currently. Book 6 will be out in September and I’m working on edits for book 7. I have one complete series out. The Elder Series. It’s about shifters, witches, fae, elves, and seers. I have 2 stand alone for a series called the Shady Oaks. Wailing waters that is a dark twist on the little mermaid and World of Nightmares is my dark twist on The Nightmare Before Christmas. That one will be out in September. Tainted Magic is the one I’m doing edits for now. It’s the second book in The Light Realm Series. Untainted Magic is the first book.
When I’m not writing or editing. I work my 2 day jobs. One I’m a postal worker and the other I’m an inventory specialist. They take up a lot of my time, but that’s ok. It let’s me do a lot of book signings. I love meeting old and new fans. They are the reason I write. I take pride in my work. It warms my heart when they are waiting for the next book to come out. Interacting with fans is the highlight of my day.
A lot of people have asked me about my writing style. I really don’t have one. What comes to mind is what I write. I don’t plot or outline. The only thing I really do is make a spread sheet for my characters. I have way too many to remember them by heart. I write their descriptions down who know who and so on. I know what the ending of the book is or close to it. Getting there is the fun part. I let the characters do there thing.
My support group is amazing. My husband Steven, my mom Lois and her husband Charles, my sister Cindy, and of course my fans. They are behind me in my crazy world 100%. The first book I wrote. I was nervous about. What if people hate it, what if they make fun of me? Yes, all authors feel this way. Even with their 30th book published. Every book I publish there is self-doubt. The what ifs. I push through them every time and I’m glad I do. I love to create worlds people can get lost in. Even if it’s only for a little while.
I’ve also been asked what my favorite snack and drink is while I’m writing. White Monsters (Energy Drink) and I don’t really snack. I forget most of the time to eat while I’m writing. The must things I have to have is my monster and music. I’m a happy go lucky woman.


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Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church

Welcome to my blog. Hope you are all having a great day. Today I am featuring “Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church” by Martin Wiles. Check it out below and go snag yourself a copy.

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51tUHkVt2iL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Church seems to be all about obeying a set of rules—rules you can’t necessarily find in the Bible but rules the church folks expect you to obey. God, on the other hand, often has a different set of rules—ones sprinkled with grace and mercy.If you’re struggling with the real meaning of going to church and following Christ, then Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church is for you. Martin Wiles has been in the pew or the pulpit his whole life. He has experienced the best and the worst in the church. He knows it can be a place of pain or a place of blessing.Grits, Gumbo, and Going to Church can help you see church from God’s perspective, as His home—and yours. Church can be as comfortable as the porch swing on your grandmother’s front porch and as satisfying as her homemade apple pie. Are you ready to come home?

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Martin Wiles

MartinheadshotMartin Wiles lives in Greenwood and is the founder of Love Lines from God. He is a freelance editor, English teacher, and author and serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions. He is the author of six books and has been published in numerous publications. His next book, A Whisper in the Woods: Quiet Escapades in a Busy World, in under contract with Ambassador International for release in December 2019.

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