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What I’m Reading #9

These are some of the books I’ve been reading lately. What have you been reading? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – As magnificent and creative and marvelous as one would expect from Neil Gaiman. I loved it… it was dark but also filled with beauty and a thread of noblebrightness. I read an ebook borrowed from my library, but I would like to get this one in print for my library. I love the cover, and I love the title. A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and […]

Noblebright News!

Noblebright, Heroes, and Villains – Post by Sherwood Smith on BookViewCafe – Sherwood wrote Lhind the Thief, part of Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set. I recently found this blog post she wrote back in November, and I thought it was particularly enjoyable. My Favourite Character in Fantasy – Guest Post by Aaron Hodges on – Do you have a favorite character in noblebright fantasy? Or a favorite noblebright fantasy book? I would love to feature your guest post on You don’t have to be an author to write a guest post! Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed […]

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The Lord of Dreams – now up for pre-order!

The Lord of Dreams is now up for pre-order! When a fairy king grants a human wish, there’s more at stake than dreams. Claire Delaney has a good life, despite her adolescent angst. But she wants more. In a moment of frustration, she wishes to be “the hero.” What she actually wants is to be the center of attention, but what she gets is a terrifying Fae king demanding that she rescue an imprisoned fairy, facing fantastical dangers and hardships she could not have imagined. Yet the dreams–and the rescue–are only the beginning of her journey. She is at the […]

Support a Fellow Indie Author – Brandon Barr

This post was sent as an email to my subscribers yesterday. If you’re not a subscriber, you can subscribe right now! You get a free short story for signing up. What do you think of my new email header? I think I like it. Cara (the owl) is so very dignified. ~~~ A fellow indie author, Brandon Barr, faced leukemia last year. A little over a week ago, he found out the leukemia had returned, and he’s already had his first round of chemo. I can only imagine how difficult this time is. I don’t know Brandon well, but I know […]

Free Books! Lots and lots and lots…

Some of these giveaways are a bit out of date, but many of the books are still available for download. Many (not all) of the downloads require that you allow the author to contact you afterwards (you’re joining the author’s mailing list); for the others, joining the mailing list is optional. You can always unsubscribe later if you choose. Click the images to go to the landing page for each giveaway. And finally this promo includes both free and paid books:  

Guest Post: All About the Wonder

When I wrote the first post about noblebright fantasy, I got a comment from author L. Jagi Lamplighter (isn’t that a wonderful name?!) about the superversive literary movement. I’ll post more about that later, but I thought I’d start with this lovely essay about why she writes fantasy (reprinted with permission from her website here). All About The Wonder Recently, I met my first grader at the bus after school. As we walked home, he asked suddenly: “Mom, why do you write fantasy?” I must admit, I was taken aback. I did not have an easy answer ready on the tip […]

Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set (second set of mini reviews)

As promised, here is my second set of mini reviews of the books in Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set. You can find the first set of mini reviews here. If this is the first you’ve seen of noblebright fantasy, you can find an overview here on my site and on In that overview post, I promised reviews of the books in this first noblebright fantasy boxed set, along with content notes and caveats as appropriate. The books are in alphabetical order by author’s last name in the set, but that’s not the order in which I’m reading them, so […]

Another Fantastic Clean Fantasy Giveaway!

I’m hosting another clean fantasy giveaway! Enter here. You can unsubscribe at any time, of course, but if you stick around for at least the first round of emails from the authors, you’ll pick up some fantastic freebies! All of the books are clean or “cleanish” fantasy as described by their authors. You can also check out the individual books below.                               Also, don’t forget to get your copy of Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set! Due to the file size, the price will go up to $1.99 on October 8, so if you want to get it […] is off to a fantastic start!

Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set is back online! Find it here: Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble Nook  |  Kobo  |  iBooks You know what would be super awesome? If you could help us spread the word! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your reading buddies… tell everyone! Remember that while these books are noblebright fantasy and aim to celebrate the best of human nature, they are not all appropriate for Very Young Eyes™, if you know what I mean. I have written mini reviews of Pen Pal, Lhind the Thief, Six Celestial Swords, and The Emperor’s Edge and am […]

Massive Instafreebie Giveaway! Fantasy and SF Books

My short story Street Fox, set in the world of Erdemen Honor, is part of a massive Instafreebie giveaway this week! If you’re already subscribed to my newsletter, you probably have already read this story, but you still won’t want to miss all the other fantastic books available! If you’re new to my books, please consider picking up Street Fox either through Instafreebie or through my newsletter signup page here. You will be either requested or required to join the author’s mailing list in order to get the free books offered. You’re welcome to unsubscribe at any time, but please don’t mark […]