Spotlight & Excerpt: Immortality Shattered + Giveaway

Law of the Heretic
Immortality Shattered Book 1
by Christian Warren Freed
Genre: Epic Fantasy

 

The Staff of Life has been lost for a thousand years. Imbued with the powers to dominate all life, the Staff can save or ruin the Free Lands. Many have sought out the Staff. All failed. Until now.
 
The time of peace is ending. Betraying his oath and bond, the Black Imelin murders former friends and sets out to find the lost Staff of Life. With it he will bring the Free Lands to their knees.
 
Author Christian Warren Freed brings a new world to life with Law of the Heretic. Filled with dangers, monsters, and creatures hidden for centuries, Immortality Shattered delivers the same intense action and character driven world building combined with his military experience that fans worldwide have come to enjoy.
 
A small band of heroes assembles but success is far from guaranteed. Life and death hang in the balance and the future is in doubt.
 
Start the epic journey of two men struggling with what they are and who they were meant to be.
 

 

immortalityshattered - excerpt

“Daughter, the war has at last begun. Armies of darkness are sweeping out of Suroc Tol. I am too old to provide you with the safety you require. Your cousins on the Twins should be able to help. Galdarath is no longer safe, not for you, not for anyone.”
“But father,” she pleaded.
He held up a tired hand. “There are no buts. You are my life, darling child. I couldn’t stand losing you, not when there is the chance for salvation. Please, child, do as I command.”
She hung her head in resignation. When she spoke, it was a whisper. “All right. I will go, but I fear for you. If this dark wizard is as powerful as everyone believes, you now stand in the most danger. He will certainly come for you.”
He took her hand in his and smiled sadly. “Some things are inevitable. There is no other way, daughter.”
She refused to accept that. “Come with us, father. He won’t be able to find you if you’re not here.”
Aron eased away. Their conversation had nothing to do with him. All he knew was that each moment wasted in discussion, was one in which the Black moved closer. They must act now if anything was to be salvaged.
“I am far too old to turn tail and run. My time is ending. Let me make that end in the way I choose,” he said.
She pulled from his grasp and ran, crying.
“Be strong, Elsyn. You are the future of Galdea. It will be your hand that runs this kingdom. Our people need you. Stand proud for them. They will have need of you during the coming winter.”

 

 
 
The Bitter War of Always
Immortality Shattered Book 2

 

The war has begun.
 
The Black Imelin’s campaign of domination spreads across the northern kingdom of Galdea. Legions of darklings, freed from their prison, ravage the Free Lands. All Imelin needs is the Staff of Life to return to Meisthelm a conqueror.
 
Aron Kryte finds himself in an impossible position. Not only is he the last descendent of the mad Ils Kincannon, the man who once tried to enslave the world, but he is the destined bearer of the Staff of Life. He and his band of heroes secure the Staff before Imelin and flee east. Self-doubt plagues the young lord of the Golden Warriors as he struggles to come to terms with not only his past, but his destiny.
 
Far to the southeast, former High Counselor Sylin Marth has gone in search of the legendary wizard Elxander. His hopes that the wizard will return to help the Hierarchy put an end to Imelin and the war are mired by doubts. Finding Elxander is easy. Reaching him is another matter, for he must cross the width of the Goblin Lands, face a dragon, and escape capture.
 
Time is against them all, for the skies darken and the war spreads.
 
 
 
The Land of Wicked Shadows
Immortality Shattered Book 3

 

Armies rage across the Free Lands.
 
The Galdeans, led by Field Marshal Dlorn, defeated the darklings at the Crimson Fields and now head south, for word has come that the Black Imelin has turned his aim toward Meisthelm. With the army of the Hierarchy engaged far to the south, Dlorn and his Galdeans are the only force capable of stopping Imelin.
 
Elsyn and the others reel from the loss of Aron Kryte. His death in the freezing river has robbed them of the will to go on, but go on they must. Exhausted from constant campaigning, Elsyn leads a small group east, toward the city of Hryast, where they hope to evade Imelin’s roving armies long enough to reach the security of Meisthelm. They must protect the Staff of Life at all costs or the war is lost.
 
Sylin Marth’s quest to discover the wizard Elxander has taken him far across the Free Lands. Hunted and harried the entire way, he and his band of dwarves finally come face to face with what he hopes will prove to be their salvation.
 
Treachery, betrayal, and determination fill the Free Lands. Whoever wins the war, none of the kingdoms will ever be the same again.
 
 
 
 
Storm Upon the Dawn
Immortality Shattered Book 4

 

Chaos rages unchecked across the Free Lands as armies of light and darkness clash.
 
The High Council has been destroyed. Meisthelm has fallen. Killed in the ultimate act of betrayal, the Black Imelin no longer threatens the world. In his stead, a stronger, more powerful villain has arisen and continues the work he began.
 
Aron Kryte and his companions struggle with their next course of action. Armies of darklings and Rovers continue to plague the Free Lands. Only by combining the armies of Galdea and the Hierarchy do they stand a chance of defeating the rising evil.
 
Poros Pendyier and the remnants of the Free Rebellion, combined with the might of the Dagger Trolls, prepare to stop the evil growing in Morthus. It is here the traitorous Arlyn Gert has decided to build her empire from which to dominate the Free Lands. All she needs to do is secure Mordrun Hath, the Forge of Wizards.
 
The land of Sadith Oom, forgotten by generations, has become a place of unrest. Armies of friend and foe converge upon the desolate kingdom, for it is here that the end of times will begin. If victory is to be achieved, Aron Kryte must destroy the Staff of Life in the wizard fires of Mordrun Hath.
 
Friends will fall. Heroes will rise. The final hour approaches.
 
 
 

Christian W. Freed was born in Buffalo, N.Y. more years ago than he would like to remember. After spending more than 20 years in the active duty US Army he has turned his talents to writing. Since retiring, he has gone on to publish 17 military fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as his memoirs from his time in Iraq and Afghanistan. His first published book (Hammers in the Wind) has been the #1 free book on Kindle 4 times and he holds a fancy certificate from the L Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest.

Passionate about history, he combines his knowledge of the past with modern military tactics to create an engaging, quasi-realistic world for the readers. He graduated from Campbell University with a degree in history and is pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Military History from Norwich University. He currently lives outside of Raleigh, N.C. and devotes his time to writing, his family, and their two Bernese Mountain Dogs. If you drive by you might just find him on the porch with a cigar in one hand and a pen in the other.

 
 
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Book Blitz: Rise of One, by Dixon Reuel

Rise of One
Blood Brute, #1
by Dixon Reuel
Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: December 15, 2020
Publisher: Thunderloft Press

To Face the Apocalypse One Must Rise….

When a zombie apocalypse ravages the world, head vampire Rise rescues human survivors to feed his coven. But apocalypse survivors are not the type to be merely food. Nor could they ever befriend the coven’s lone human, the beautiful and pampered Cypriot.

When Warwolves, an ancient order of vampire hunters, infiltrate the rescued survivors, Rise resolves to purge all threats to his vampire race. The world, although decimated, seems ripe for rule. Rise could set history on a new path, with the rise of one individual. 

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Finding Home

Blood Brute, Prequel

Published: October 2020

Publisher: Thunderloft Press

 

Vampires. Zombies. World War I.

Get Ready for a Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic Adventure Unlike Any Other.

In this ground-breaking prequel to the series “Blood Brute”, Dixon Reuel takes you on an exciting journey, filled with horror scenes, excitements and long-lasting thrills.

Those are the early days of World War I, and there’s chaos everywhere.

Rise and Cypriot are looking for a new shelter, after they had to abandon their safe home in England.

Finding a new home is a hard challenge for an underground vampire – but someone out there is willing to sell his house to a specific type of buyer…

On their way to their new suggested house, an interesting guest joins them. But once they arrive, their simple journey gets filled with shocking kills, tasty blood, gun shots, and much, much more –

Get ready to dive into a shocking story, full of action, horror, and ground-breaking plot that will leave your mouth open all throughout the read!

Finding Home’ is a must read for Blood Brute fans – and an amazing read for any post-apocalyptic fiction lovers – guaranteed.

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Fall of Two

Blood Brute, #2

Release Date: October 18, 2021

Publisher: Thunderloft Press

The Vampire Rise awakens to a new world…

Coming 2021!

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About the Author

Irish award-winning and best-selling writer, Eve Power writes as Dixon Reuel and is the author of the Post-Apocalyptic Paranormal series, Blood Brute.

Dixon lives in Dublin, Ireland and holds a First in History & Early Irish Studies and another First in Creative Writing. She is a lifelong nerd and devoted hobbyist of cosplay, video games, and other surely worthwhile pursuits.

Dixon cannot stand monkeys or phone calls, and to receive a phone call from King Kong would definitely be her greatest fear.

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Grand Finale Wrap-Up: Fantasy & Sci-Fi For Christmas

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We hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse into these fantasy and sci-fi books and grabbed some for yourself or as gifts for other fantasy lovers! If you missed any of the stops, you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway…

November 29th: Launch

November 30th: R.J. Anderson – Swift

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The shadows were growing longer, the sun slipping toward the horizon. If Ivy didn’t get home soon, Cicely would come looking for her. Reluctantly she got to her feet, and started back toward the Delve.

A dark shape flashed by, and instinctively she whirled toward it. A little bird with wings like a bent bow, body tapering smoothly to a two-pronged fork of a tail. It swooped over the valley, moving so fast that Ivy’s eyes barely had time to focus before it was out of sight.

December 1st: Ralene Burke – Armor of Aletheia

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Karina sat down on a rock at the edge of the Continental River. She was tired. And sore. And now this. “What do we do?”

Tristan squatted by the riverbank, staring at the other side. He tilted his face toward the mid-afternoon sun. “River’s shallow enough here to cross without a bridge.”

“But the water’s freezing!”

December 2nd: Michelle Diener – Breakaway

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Leo Gaudier walked a dangerous path.

Sofie didn’t pretend that wasn’t part of what attracted her to him in the first place. She was all for sticking it to the Core Corporations. All for it with bells on.

And it didn’t hurt that she’d really liked the look of him since they’d met.

There’d been a little catch in her heart, a little hitch in her breath. A trembling, like fear or excitement. She’d never been affected like that before.

December 3rd: Sandra Fernandez Rhoads – Mortal Sight

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Flipping through a few pages, I imagine John Milton standing with quiet authority, patiently waiting for me to pick up on the meaning, the same way my old English teacher would do when I’d stare out the window. I stop on a page where I’ve circled and highlighted the verses:

Shine inward and the mind through all her powers
Irradiate; there plant eyes; all mist from thence
Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell
Of things invisible to mortal sight.

December 4th: J.M. Hackman – Burn

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Disappointment wrapped its fingers around my throat. I struggled to take one breath, then another. Baldwin was the same every day. Seeing the flash of clarity disappear in his eyes was crushing. Would he ever get truly better? And did I stay with him out of love or guilt? Probably both. If Baldwin didn’t recognize me, what did that do to our relationship? I couldn’t imagine what his parents were going through.

A woman’s voice slipped through my dark mood. “It’s been a long time, but it’s good to be back for a visit.”

December 5th: Sharon Hinck – Forsaken Island

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Across a sweep of waves, the new world called to me. The tangleroot shore of Meriel’s rim rocked beneath my bare feet, daring me to leave the island’s safety and venture to the smudge on the horizon. Sea breezes tickled my skin, stirring my excitement and making my muscles twitch.

Beside me, Brantley rolled a cloak and stuffed it into his pack. “We should have left at first light.” Wind brushed fair curls across his eyes, and he tossed his head like an impatient pony shaking his mane. A mottled brown tunic stretched across his broad shoulders, and a longknife rested at his hip.

December 6th: Ronie Kendig – Dawn of Vengeance

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“Zacdari! What in Void’s Embrace are you waiting for?”

Claxons rang in her helmet, a grating noise that made it hard to think. Her heads-up gave a visual on the target station, and another on the left displayed the corvette’s actual trajectory. The dots were not aligned.

Lance Corporal Eija Zacdari could handle it. She might be a mere candidate for the Tertian Intergalactic Hyperjump Program for Exploration. She might be a Tryssinian orphan with more scars than fingers. But she wasn’t a quitter. Getting onto the Prevenire, the first HyPE ship to access the hyperaccelerated slipstream to Kuru System, was her last hope.

December 7th: Carla Laureano – Oath of the Brotherhood

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“Welcome, my lord Conor,” Marcan said with a bow, his voice as calm and capable as ever. “Your old chamber has been prepared for you. Come.”

Dolan gave him a nudge, and, reluctantly, Conor followed Marcan up the front steps into the great hall. Torches threw flickering light on the cavernous room, from its rush- covered floor to the curve of the ceiling, though they could not quite dispel the shadows at its apex. Conor’s gaze settled on four unfamiliar men standing before the dais that held the king’s throne. From their elaborately embroidered clothing, he guessed three of them to be lords of the realm. The fourth’s clean- shaven head and plain robes marked him as a cleric.

December 8th: Belle Malory – Deviant Descendants

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“Let’s say by some miracle, the fire determines you’re worthy,” Redtree continued, his hawk-eyed gaze darting around the crowd. “Make sure you hold your hand steady. You must outlast the pain to complete the Summoning. Once it’s done, you and your weapon are bound for life.”

Well, this was just perfect. He was expecting each of us to go up there, in front of everyone. I wasn’t afraid of the pain, but I didn’t want to put my hand in while others were staring. I could already hear their boos and cackles coming for me. Thankfully, Redtree went in alphabetical order, which meant I would be one of the last to be called.

December 9th: Sara Schaller – The Genesis of Seven

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“Run!” Sister Helen shouted.

Somehow, my body obliged. My legs carried me down the alleyway, past dumpsters and trashcans. At the street, I stopped briefly to figure out where to go next. I glanced at the paper and realized I had a bit of distance to cover. The address was near Central Park, but the orphanage was in the opposite direction. In fact, the orphanage wasn’t even in Manhattan. There wasn’t time to figure out a route though. At the sound of running footsteps, I looked over my shoulder and saw two men dressed in black fast approaching.

Without a second thought, I broke into a sprint and headed right.

December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood – Stay

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The city was beautiful and wicked, but it was a false beauty compared to the things I had seen. When he cursed me I could feel everything, from contentment to sorrow, but never love. Seid had given me the ability to see it in others and destroy it when it was false or save it if true. Yet the only thing that managed to stir me these days was the memory of my death. Only my memories kept me going. Vengefully I often wished he still knew my every thought and suffered the recall of our every moment together.

Thinking of Seid made my cloak slip enough to expose an outline of my features. I never would have noticed my mistake if the boy coming my way hadn’t pointed and began to shout a stream of curses to his friends. Other people were turning and beginning to take notice, the old couple clutching onto each other to ward away the winter chill, the little girl picking their pocket for loose change, Black Market vendors dealing on the side.

December 11th: Anne Wheeler – Treason’s Crown

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“So. This is Riette Kaleveld. She is rather lovely, don’t you agree?”

Willem made a non-committal noise, and I cringed at the idea of them talking about me like I wasn’t there.

“Though I should have known her hair would be brown. They always are from Elternow.”

December 12th: Melissa Wright – Between Ink and Shadows

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It was not Calum at all. He was only holding her. The magic was something else, something he wanted her to feel.

They’d gone lower than she realized, farther toward the depths of the undercity. Toward the queen’s lair. The magic always flowed and ebbed, but Nim had not felt it, an unfathomable power that had drawn her, that had allowed her to believe she was only walking through the corridors and not into another trap. There she was snared, so it rose toward her, swelling through the room and washing over her. Her body came alive with tingling heat, her flesh on fire beneath her clothes. It wanted to burn her, wanted to devour whatever was not part of it. Whatever did not belong.

December 13th: Morgan Wylie –  Silent Orchids

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Daegan heard the whispered voices in unison chanting what he assumed had to be the ancient prophecy he was told about. Over and over again the whispered chants rang in his mind until Daegan, hands clutching his head to keep it from exploding, couldn’t take it anymore and yelled out loud, “Silence!”

The Orchids. They were speaking to him. The words of the prophecy cycled through his head. This time he controlled it. He paid attention to the words, making every effort to make sense of them. Sadness and despair were heavy in the undertones of the voices, but as the chant went on they gained strength… and hope. As Daegan reflected upon what his part could be, for the first time in a long time, he dared to believe… and to hope.

December 14th: Kristen Young – Apprentice

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Some things should never be forgotten—at least, that’s what they tell me. I can’t forget anything. Not what I had for breakfast last week (regulation protein cereal). Not the Collective News broadcast from last month (Supreme Lover Midgate wanted to wish us all “a very happy Triumph of Love season.”). Not even my first Hater Recognition Sign (Haters can’t love. Period.).

Usually I can block most of it out, but sometimes it bubbles over, and I end up getting in trouble. Like when I recite my Dorm Leaders’ exact words back to them. Or worse: when I recite what they said four years ago.

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