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Authors Kasper Beaumont & Michael Eging

I would like to give a shout-out to two talented authors

Kasper Beaumont & Michael Eging

Both are fantasy/sci-fi authors that I have come to know.
Here is a look at their most recent projects.

Kasper Beaumont

Kasper J. Beaumont was born and raised in Australia and lives a quiet life with the family in a seaside town. Combining a love of fantasy and a penchant for travel, Kasper started writing at the strong encouragement of friends and family. She enjoys watching readers become immersed in the magical world of Reloria.

“Kasper” is a pen name for a rather shy author who is happy to remain unnamed.

The Hunters of Reloria trilogy is about the magical world of Reloria where halflings and fairies share a bond. Dwarves, elves, knights, and dragons inhabit this country, but their world is about to be invaded by scaly lizardmen and giant Cyclops.

About Fandri’s Adventures… Running away with the elves was supposed to be fun. After Fandri kisses sweet halfling, Emina, he’s chased off the farm by his pitch-fork wielding father and a crazy goat. Accompanied by a fairy, he runs away with knights and elves in search of adventure. After he makes friends with a squire named Varl, they travel Reloria on an elven quest. Encountering magical spells, dragons, deadly pirates, and a fierce bear, Fandri gets a whole lot more adventure than he bargained for.

Fandri’s Adventures is the prequel and great introduction to the popular Hunters of Reloria fantasy trilogy.

When I asked Kasper if there was one thing she would like to tell her readers, she said “Don’t judge a dragon before you meet him.”

What’s next for Kasper?

In a typical Kasper style plot twist, we have rumours of angels and demons paranormal romance. Nothing Is confirmed at this stage, but keep an eye on Kasper’s website for updates.

Visit Kasper at her website 

You can also find her on her Amazon Author’s Page at https://www.amazon.com/Kasper-Beaumont/e/B00DQ2JB22/

Or Twitter @KasperBeaumont

Michael Eging

Mike has wanted to write since he was very young. His earliest memories are of carrying a battered old notebook around full of illustrations and stories from which he would often transpose to white paper with his grandmother’s old typewriter.

While in college, he was inspired by professors and visiting writers to BYU. Literary classics such as Song of Roland and Inferno were often in his backpack, along with Russian textbooks. Chapter 4 of his book Annwyn’s Blood was written during this time as a short story.

Mike is also pursuing his interest in screenplays for feature films with his first option being a medieval epic, Song of Roland. He continues to focus on a variety of script/movie projects, most recently a horror thriller, Feast of Saint Nicholas, and a political thriller, The Prince.

He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Lori, and his wonderful children. He dreams of one day driving in his old Defender to Alaska with his kids and their dog, Marlin.

About The Silver Horn Echoes… As the Frank kingdom prepares for war, Roland, young heir to the Breton March, has been relegated to guard duty until a foreign emissary entrusts him with vital word of a new threat to the kingdom. Now Roland must embark on a risky journey to save all he loves from swift destruction.

And yet, while facing down merciless enemies, he must also reveal the hand of a murderer who even now stalks the halls of power and threatens to pull apart a kingdom that has just been reborn under the greatest of medieval kings, the remarkable Charlemagne.

For Roland to become the champion his kingdom needs, he must survive war, intrigue and betrayal. The Silver Horn Echoes pays homage to “La Chanson de Roland” by revisiting an age of intrigue and honor, and a fateful decision in the shadows of a lonely mountain pass —Roncevaux!

When I asked Michael if there was anything he wanted to tell his readers he explained that the Silver Horn Echoes is based on the award winning feature film screenplay, Song of Roland. Both pieces of work are inspired by La Chanson de Roland, or Song of Roland, the medieval epic. The screenplay was written first and was my first Hollywood optioned work.

What’s next? Steve, co-author of several of Michael’s book, and Michael have a number of other projects in the works, including a horror project entitled Feast of St. Nicholas. In addition, they are working on the sequel to Annwyn’s Blood, their first fantasy novel, entitled Sails of Shadow.

Check Micheal’s Amanzon Author’s Page out at https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Eging/e/B00AGFMLJC/

Or Twitter at @MichaelEging

Authors A.R. Silverberry and Raymond Bolton

I would like to give a shout-out to two talented authors

A.R. Silverberry & Raymond Bolton

Both are fantasy/sci-fi authors that I have come to know.
Take a look at their most recent projects.

I first meet these authors through social media. We were members of FSFNet together before it was closed. Now I follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. I would like to share a little about these two authors and their novels.

A.R. Silverberry

A. R. Silverberry writes fantasy adventures for children and adults. His novel, WYNDANO’S CLOAK, won multiple awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Awards gold medal for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction. THE STREAM, his second novel, was honored as a Shelf Unbound Notable Book, and was shortlisted in ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year Awards. He lives in California, where the majestic coastline, trees, and mountains inspire his writing.

About Wyndano’s Cloak… Jen has settled into a peaceful life when a terrifying event awakens old fears—of being homeless and alone, of a danger horrible enough to destroy her family and shatter her world forever.

She is certain that Naryfel, a shadowy figure from her past, has returned and is concentrating the full force of her hate on Jen’s family. But how will she strike? A knife in the dark? An attack from her legions? Or with the dark arts and twisted creatures she commands with sinister cunning.

Wyndano’s Cloak may be Jen’s only hope. If she can only trust that she has what it takes to use it . . .

A tale of madness, friendship, and courage, Wyndano’s Cloak reveals the transformative power of love and forgiveness, and the terrible consequences of denying who you really are.

 Visit AR at his Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/A.-R.-Silverberry/e/B005D5I9LE/
Or his personal web at www.arsilverberry.com
He is also  on Twitter @arsilverberry

Raymond Bolton

Raymond Bolton lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Toni. He says his goal is to craft gripping stories about the human condition, whether they are set here or on another world. Raymond is appreciative of reviewers with  praise such as, “Eschewing the more commonly overt manifestations of alien technology and the well toted elements of fanciful magic, Bolton breathes originality into the genre with his singular focus on telepathy.”

Before there was a kingdom named Ydron, before its sixteen provinces were demarked and united under a process we would one day refer to as The Joining, there was a period historians would call The Great Conflict.

About Thought Gazer (2015)… Everyone who touches you transforms you, if only a little. But if you enter their minds, think what they have thought, in effect do what they have done, how complete will that transformation be?

If he had been born an ordinary man, his family would be safe–safe as anyone can be in a land torn apart by war. It is his singular gift, however, that causes his wife and children to be imprisoned and held hostage and him to be used as a tool. Caught up in a struggle between opposing warlords and refusing to play the game, Peniff elects to take the moral high road. This is the story of a man, in all other ways ordinary, rising above his fears to do what he must.

About Foretellers (2016)… In this world where young and old, rich or poor, are at the mercy of armed marauders and the armies of the powerful, a warlord’s wrath forces a mother and daughter to flee for their lives. Despite being prescient, they cannot foresee all that lies ahead. Quickly separated, their every effort centers around reunion and survival. Without losing sight of these goals, one of them foresees that, if she travels to the conflict’s center and lends support to one of the two major powers, she has the ability to influence the final outcome.

About Triad (2017)… Heroic battles are not always won by the mighty. There are times when even the least likely among us play decisive rolls. Less able physically than anyone he knows, but paranormally unique, Bardik is recruited by a pair of psychics in the hope that, by combining his talent with theirs, they can turn looming defeat into victory. In this, the concluding chapter to The Ydron Saga, a young man who has lost the use of his legs—someone whom earthly culture labels paraplegic—agrees to lend his telekinetic talents to the effort to bring down a tyrannical warlord.

These novels are available in an ebook box set and separately in print..

Visit Raymond’s Amazon author page at

Multi-genre Authors Jacci Turner and Cheryllynn Dyess

I would like to give a shout-out to two talented authors

Jacci Turner & Cheryllynn Dyess

Broadening my literary pallet beyond fantasy and sci-fi,
here are two wonderful authors,
both of whom write in multiple genres.

Take a look at their most recent novels.

I first meet these authors through social media. I follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook. Jacci and I have been part of High Sierra Writers group as well. I would like to share a little about these two authors and their novels.

Jacci Turner

Jacci is the author of nine YA and Middle Grade books. The Retreat is her ​first book geared towards adults, The Retreat: A tale of spiritual awakening, ​came out in March with Harper Legend.
She has worn many hats in her lifetime: therapist, school counselor, campus minister, and mom. Her favorite hats are her writer and grandmother hats, which come in wild colors and don’t fit too tightly.
Jacci lives with her husband in Nevada’s high desert. They spend their mornings hiking through the sagebrush with their big yellow dog, Rocky.
About The Retreat… A week at a retreat becomes a transformational journey of spiritual renewal for a young Christian suffering a crisis of the soul in this poignant, illuminating, and spiritually wise teaching novel.

For her entire life, Amy considered her evangelical Christian upbringing the foundation of her life and beliefs. But when she stands up for her gay best friend, Amy is ostracized and banished from the church she loves–resulting in a crisis of the spirit that causes her to doubt her conservative upbringing as she enters her thirties. Seeing Amy’s pain, a caring friend raises the money to send her on a week-long retreat for contemplative activism, hoping that a few days of quiet reflection will help her rekindle her faith.

At the retreat, Amy meets two women her age–teachers who introduce her to new types of prayer–as well as Celeste, a seasoned mentor who takes Amy under her wing and gently shows her new ways to practice her faith. In the course of just a few days, Amy finds an inspiring and more meaningful view of God–and a new beginning full of hope, compassion, and healing.

 I asked Jacci if there was one thing she would like to tell her readers. She said, “Life is hard, hang in there. We can all make it out if we hold hands and help each other.”
So, what’s next for Jacci? She has  two books I’m currently shopping: a fantasy about a girl that sings to trees and a contemporary fiction about Snap chat gone bad. ​
 Visit Jacci at her Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/Jacci-Turner/e/B006D3187M/
Follow her on Twitter @JacciTurner

Cheryllynn Dyess

 Cheryllynn is identified with  the Teen, YA, fantasy, and paranormal genres, but paranormal and fantasy are her favorites.  She has also written mysteries and thrillers.
Cheryllynn began using her imagination  as early as 1984  when she started writing in junior high. She has nine books currently on her Amazon author’s page. Some of those original works are now coming to life.
She was born in Northwest Florida, was raised in Southeast Georgia, and currently lives in Central Texas with her family. Cheryllynn developed a love for nature and the outdoors that inspires her to create universes with vivid detail. Her hobbies include fishing, crochet, gardening…and, of course, reading.
After working almost twenty years in the health care industry Cheryllynn has returned to her love of writing.

 About Calastan, The Jein’s Journey Series Book 1… Each person has a distinct trait that’s either held in reserve or pursued without inhibitions. For reasons that vary, the latter may seem an egotistic act. However, not for Jein. Taking a path other than the one she believes is right is like betraying her own soul. This book features a young girl who deals with her individuality in admirably different ways. It tells a story of how she accomplishes exceptional feats in a world that draws an unyielding line between men and women. Follow Jein Kyominias, a girl who does not entertain the established roles other females of the upper class take in her land. Her rearing in a matriarchal society has certain paths laid out. She has chosen to be an elite hunter instead of a mere matron. She is unique in her fondness for activities that are specifically bequeathed for men. She decides she will be different—strong and different that is.

When I asked Cheryllynn if there was one thing to tell your readers she said, “Be true to yourself always, that is the only time your soul will truly be at peace.”

So, what’s next? Cheryllynn is currently working on three books and has one in the editing stages. She is hoping to start a clean romance novella series by the end of 2017 and by March of 2018 to have book 4 in the Jein’s Journey Series ready.

Visit Cheryllynn at her website:  www.cheryllynndyess.net
and at her Amazon Author’s Page: https://www.amazon.com/Cheryllynn-Dyess/e/B00AXM8VE2/
Follow her on Twitter @CheryllynnDyess

Interview by Kasper Beaumont

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Kasper Beaumont, which I really enjoyed. You can read the entire interview at:



Fandri's Eventful First Kiss - Kasper & Bailey BeaumnotKasper’s is the author of the Hunters of Reloria series and has just collaborated on a new short story spin off, Fandri’s Eventful First Kiss.



Kasper is also very active in the Fantasy/Science Fiction Network (not friendly to all cellphone settings) where she has hosted the interview.


DM Stoddard Radio Interview Jan 4, 2016 4:00PM PDT

Interview of DM Stoddard, author of Amanda’s Quest
January 4, 2016 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm PDT
KCKQ 1180 AM in Northern Nevada
http://amm.streamon.fm “around the world”
Lerue Book Hound for WebJanice Hermsen, of LeRue Press and talk show host of The Book Hound TM, will be interviewing DM Stoddard, author of Amanda’s Quest, book two of the Kingdom of Torrence series, on January 4th. The show is also available on the Tunein Radio application. For Tunein Radio, search America Matters, The Home of Community Radio.

The interview will include questions about Amanda’s Quest, and other interesting topics posed by Mrs. Hermsen. Please tune in…


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