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To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin

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To Dream Is To Die is the first entry in Sarah Lampkin’s debut paranormal fantasy series The Dead Dreamer, and is a beautifully crafted and creative tale of acceptance and loyalty. It thoroughly highlights the effects of secrets kept and the highly volatile consequences…

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The time has come again to heed the call! Knights, join me and the incredible Jon Auerbach for this round of Call to Arms! The coveted prize of the Tourney: his mystery-infused urban fantasy with a twist Guild of Tokens, the first installment in the Guild of Tokens series.

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As I sat down to write this wrap-up, it finally sank in how busy September really was over here at Whispers & Wonder! I had a BUNCH of amazing reads this month, personal and SPFBO alike. We got another early look at a story featured in the upcoming…

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A Ritual of Bone by Lee C Conley

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A Ritual of Bone is volume one in Conley’s debut fantasy series The Dead Sagas, and is a seamless blend of dark fantasy and unrestrained horror, filled with obscure mysteries and harrowing adventures. The pages are littered with resolute warriors, arcane necromancy…

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We’re told to never judge a book by its cover, but we all know how difficult that can be at times. Cover art and design serves a crucial purpose – to grab a reader’s attention long enough for them to pick up a book, read that blurb, and flip through those pages…

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Celebrating Mabon

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Mabon is the pagan holiday marking the Autumnal Equinox and the Second Harvest, and is a celebration of the balance of light and dark, as well as a time to be grateful for the gifts bestowed upon us throughout the year. It’s a time for rest and reaping what you have sown…

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An unfortunate girl masking as a boy seeking to uphold her duty. An orphan favored by royalty seeking purpose. A debaucherous heir seeking companionship. A mysterious man seeking the gift of uncertainty. The Emerging is upon us, and it carries promises of glory…

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The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff

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The Ascendancy and its Sanctifiers are on the hunt for remaining Deadbringers throughout the land, and young Kira finds himself on the run in pursuit of survival. Traversing cursed forests, hungry bogs, and countrysides filled with citizens that loathe and fear…

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Knights of the realm, the time has come! Heed the call! Join me and the incredible Darran M. Handshaw for this round of Call to Arms! The coveted prize of this Tourney: his immersive and thought-provoking debut The Engineer*, a Chronicles of Actaeon story.

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Today we’re joined by Angela Boord, and we discuss her upcoming novelette Dragonmeat featured in the Dark Ends anthology, the fine art of multitasking, her approach to writing those difficult scenes, and her stance on dragons.