Join my Faith-Filled, Fantastical Journey!

newsletter-banner-bookI’m very excited to announce that I have started a brand new newsletter.

For those of you already getting the Weekly Fantasy Fix, no worries–I’ll still be contributing to that as usual. But some of my fans have requested a more personal, in-depth look into my world views, inspirations, and writing. And since I’m doing my own marketing, I’ll also be using it to help broaden my reach to find new readers.

My personal author newsletter is going to include things like behind-the-scenes glimpses into my world building, character spotlights, how my faith ties into my fiction, and much more. It’s going to be more interactive as well, so I can get to know my readers better. I think you’ll really like it, and I’m already enjoying putting it together!

If you don’t have a copy of Ancient Voices: Into the Depths yet, you can get it free when you subscribe. Ready to sign up? Here’s the link:
http://www.subscribepage.com/AllisonDReid

 

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Smorgasbord Christmas Reading – Into the Shadow Wood (Wind Rider Chronicles) by Allison D. Reid

Thanks to Sally Cronin for including my books on her Christmas Reading list. She promotes lots of other great authors on her blog, so don’t forget to check them out. Books make great Christmas gifts. 🙂  (If you’re on a tight budget, the ebook version of Journey to Aviad is still free.)


ISW Cover MedToday’s featured book is the fantasy novella Into the Shadow Wood (Wind Rider Chronicles) by Allison D. Reid and released at the end of September. The story runs parallel to some of the events in Allison’s first book Journey to Aviad (Book 1 the Wind Rider Chronicles) and we will also take a look at that later in the post.…

Source: Smorgasbord Christmas Reading – Into the Shadow Wood (Wind Rider Chronicles) by Allison D. Reid

 

Friday Featured Author: Elle Bee

Experience God’s love through the EYES of a child!

Elle Bee’s very first published work is FREE on Amazon! Based on true events, this children’s short story promotes discussion about Christian persecution. Grab your download here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F58LQVE/


Safe: Cara and Hao’s Tale

elle-beeCara was picking flowers when the fire men came. Hao was fiddling with sticks. In the blink of an eye, their home was destroyed and their lives turned upside down. Their brother was arrested and their father was beaten within an inch of his life. Neither of them knew that being a Christian had such a cost. Words like “refugee” and “persecution” became part of, not only their vocabulary, but also their everyday life.

Soon, all their family had to cling to was the reason everything was taken away: Jesus. Thankfully, they placed their eggs in the best basket and the miracles they begin to witness…we can’t even imagine.

Join Cara and Hao on their miraculous journey as they flee to a new world, seeking to avoid the perils of religious persecution.


About the Author:

elle-bee-author-photoWorld traveler and follower of Jesus Christ, Elle Bee has taken hard truths of this world and Christianity and turned them into stories for families to read and discuss together. Her SAFE series focuses on true stories of Christians faced with persecution for their faith. Whereas, her Missions with Miss Bee series takes a fictional, normal, child and introduces him to Christianity in a way never seen before.

Elle Bee is currently completing her mini series, the Charlie 2015 Holiday Series, as well as putting together a new series for adults to enjoy.

Sneak Peek Friday

This week I’m giving readers a brief glimpse into my soon to be released novella, Into the Shadow Wood.

Interested in having your book featured here on Sneak Peek Friday?  I’m always happy to support my fellow authors.  Just contact me through my blog or my author Facebook page.


 

Our weather-worn tents were nestled into a small clearing, like growing things that had sprung up out of the ground. There were so few of us left…so few. Remaining were the stubborn, the desperate—those who, like me, simply couldn’t let go. Something was still driving us to fight—to hope—in spite of the brutal truth that we had lost. What are we still doing here? This decision to go on is folly. Alaric’s words echoed in my mind. They rang no less true now than they had in the heart of the Shadow Wood.

Though I had escaped the confines of its borders, the Wood had not released its hold on my mind, and my nights continued to be filled with its dark torments. I slept fitfully, with a knife in my fist and my bow close at hand…just in case. The Shadow mocked my inner pain, whispering words of despair to my soul; I would never be free. Each morning I bathed in a nearby stream, scrubbing my skin nearly raw, shaving my face, and grooming my hair. No matter how vigorously I washed, I could still feel the slick residue of the Wood’s filth, and my lungs were heavy with its thick air. When I caught glimpses of my reflection in still pools, the face looking back at me seemed not my own. And it was not only my looks that startled me. At meal times, despite my best intentions, I ate like a crazed, half-starved animal. My brethren no doubt saw me as such judging by the cautious looks I caught from the corners of my eyes. So far, none of them had dared to ask about my journey into the abyss—they seemed afraid to know what could have possibly reduced me to such a state.

Sneak Peek Friday: Author Renee Scattergood

Smashwords is once again holding their annual July Summer/Winter Promotion. So this year Renee Scattergood is listing Demon Hunt, the prequel novella to her Shadow Stalker serial, free for the entire month!


Demon Hunt

Demon Hunt smallAuren longs for adventure and a break from her tedious life on Appolia. It’s the start of summer, and she is looking forward to her yearly camping trip with her foster father, Kado. She believes these trips are for fun, but when they arrive on Luten Isle, Kado informs her that she is a shadow stalker, and she is in training.

One morning, Auren decides to take her training into her own hands. She only means to practice seeing the veil to the shadow world, the world of the shadow people and the source of their power. Instead, she opens the veil releasing a demon, a guardian of the shadow world, into the physical world.

With the deadly beast loose, she and Kado don’t have long to hunt it down and return it to where it belongs, or many innocent people could die.

Download it on Smashwords Free in July!


Now for a Sneak Peek!

“We’re getting closer.” Kado sped up, trusting that Auren would keep up with him. They needed to reach it before it got to the mountains or they might lose it. Though there was an advantage to it heading that way. It wasn’t going toward any of the villages.

The rock face they had run into rose well over two hundred meters, but about fifty meters up, there was a cave.

Kado pointed. “That’s where it’s heading.”

“How do you know?”

First he pointed out the obvious. Recent gouges in the hard rock. “It will seek darkness as well. Being from the shadow world, they are not accustomed to the daylight. It confuses and agitates them.”

“Maybe it will start just traveling at night then?”

“They don’t sleep, Auren. It will keep moving. We’re just lucky they move so slowly. It’s our only advantage.”

“How are we going to get up there? We didn’t bring rope.”

“I had intended on teaching you to free climb during this trip. I also planned to have time to do it properly. We don’t have that luxury now. I will go first. Watch me and go where I go.”

 


Renee Scattergood's Bio PicRenee Scattergood lives in Australia with her husband, Nathan, and daughter, Taiya. She has always been a fan of fantasy and was inspired to become a story-teller by George Lucas, but didn’t start considering writing down her stories until she reached her late twenties. Now she enjoys writing dark fantasy.

She is currently publishing her monthly Shadow Stalker serial, and she has published a prequel novella to the series called, Demon Hunt. She is also working on a new series of novels, A God’s Deception.

Aside from writing, she loves reading (fantasy, of course), watching movies with her family, and doing crafts and science experiments with her homeschooled daughter. Visit her site for more information and a free copy of Shadow Stalker Part 1 (Episodes 1 – 6): http://reneescattergood.com


Author Pages

Website/Blog: http://reneescattergood.com/

Renee’s Author Spotlight: http://reneesauthorspotlight.blogspot.com.au/ – a blog where I feature indie and small press authors.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00NTJY1W2

Smashwords Author Page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/rscatts

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/RScatts

BookBub Author Page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/renee-scattergood

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8507658.Renee_Scattergood

Renee’s Shadow Stalkers: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16rTPYCAwDq5cpyxHfphx0-x6ka9C7DWoJsdgYa2CyAw/viewform

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