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SFFSat – What Catilen Saw

SFFSat – What Catilen Saw

This week’s snippet continues from last week’s. It comes from Crossroads of Frozen Eternity, the second book of the Mystic Island Trilogy. … In the dim light of the village lanterns, a figure took shape. Long hair and billowing robes trailed behind him, a blot in the night. As she stood, Catilen rekindled her mage …

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SFFSat – A Spectral Encounter

SFFSat – A Spectral Encounter

Switching gears this week, our new snippet comes from Crossroads of Frozen Eternity, the second book of the Mystic Island Trilogy. … Her gaze snapped upward. Her breath caught in her throat. Heart pounding, knees weak, she stumbled, trying to put the tree between her and the specter. In the starlight, he looked solid. The …

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Getting Inside a Character’s Head – Part 3: Answers with Catilen

Getting Inside a Character’s Head – Part 3: Answers with Catilen

A few weeks back I used my own suggested character exercises with Domerin. I enjoyed stretching my creative muscles and I thought it might be fun to repeat the exercise with a character from Island of Lost Forevers. So let’s take a look at our leading lady; Catilen. Where does your character live? Go with …

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SFFSat – Elegance Versus Force

SFFSat – Elegance Versus Force

Continuing from last week, this excerpt comes from Island of Lost Forevers, the first book in the Mystic Island Trilogy. It does not directly follow last week’s snippet, but comes slightly later in the same sequence. … On the sixth floor, Catilen’s path ran into a wall. Damian’s mage sight revealed a faint line of …

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Celebrate Your Success

Celebrate Your Success

The life of a writer is not for the faint of heart. Every profession has its up and downs but, I think, those related to artistic professions are particularly poignant. I’ve never met another writer who didn’t question if they should give up. I’ve never met another writer that claimed with absolute confidence their work …

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SFFS – A Touch of Magic

SFFS – A Touch of Magic

My excerpt this week comes from Island of Lost Forevers, the first book in the Mystic Island Trilogy. Breathing deep to steady his nerves, Damian lowered his defenses. He couldn’t sense emotional echoes the way Catilen did, but he had other ways of tracking people. Everyone left a distinctive energy signature. With a bit of …

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A Small Mound of Stones

A Small Mound of Stones

Holding the image of safety in her mind, Morulin lit the candle and upended the contents of a small velvet pouch on the table, leaving a small mound of stones. She tried to calm the butterflies in her stomach by reminding herself this magick worked. She knew it did; her mother had used it several …

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The Setting as a Character

The Setting as a Character

One characteristic of epic fantasy is the scale of its setting. Epic tales take place in vast worlds, full of interesting cities, cultures and landmarks. Somehow, the characters become aware of these details throughout their adventure and it becomes clear that the world is active even when the characters aren’t present. Rebellions may take place …

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Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

Crossroads of Frozen Eternity Available Now!

The time has finally come for the adventures of Catilen Taylor and Damian Cooke to continue. Crossroads of Frozen Eternity is now available at your resident Amazon store (amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.uk to name a few). It’s also available on Smashwords and DriveThru Fiction (both of which offer multiple file formats, in case you don’t …

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