Anaerfell by Josua Robertson & J.C. Boyd

 

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The Blood of Dragons: Book 1

A Novel You Cannot Put Down

Drast and Tyran might be considered a bit black-hearted, or even immoral. Drast is cunning but reckless, hunting for admiration. Tyran is calculating but tactless, searching for affection. When the two brothers set aside their ambitions to fulfill their father’s desire for immortality, they readily discover many opportunities for redemption. Now, while wielding a powerful magic that drains their life, Drast and Tyran will embark on a maddening quest, facing skin-switchers, dragons, and the God of the Dead.

 

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RobertsonJoshua Robertson was born in Kingman, Kansas on May 23, 1984. A graduate of Norwich High School, Robertson attended Wichita State University where he received his Masters in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Sociology. His bestselling novel, Melkorka, the first in The Kaelandur Series, was released in 2015. Known most for his Thrice Nine Legends Saga, Robertson enjoys an ever-expanding and extremely loyal following of readers. He counts R.A. Salvatore and J.R.R. Tolkien among his literary influences.

www.robertsonwrites.com/

@robertsonwrites

BoydPicJ.C. lives in the Midwest with his wife and two dogs. He recently earned his MA in English Literature and is working on his debut novel for his own fantasy world. Despite growing up with Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings, and a collection of both Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms novels, J.C. has an abiding love of classics and spends his free time reading anything he can get his hands on.

 

www.crimsonedgepress.com

@jcboyd_author

 

 

SciFan Featured Author Ani Manjikian

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1) Who are you?

Born and raised in Southern California, the diagnosis of hydrocephalus at birth should have killed Ani, or worse, left her blank to the world. Her strength of spirit, parents’ love, and a miracle all combined to overcome that prognosis within nine months. From this almost impossible beginning, she has developed into all-around person with the technical knowledge and analytical mind of a programmer, creative and detailed orientation of a writer, and aesthetic instincts of a photographer.

Her writing career started when a friend in Cyprus made her promise to stop throwing away her writings because she thought they weren’t good enough. After returning to the States, she set out to finish a single horse story and get it published. However, the book, like the writer, needed time to mature.

While perfecting her craft, Ani graduated from San Francisco State with a BA in Industrial Arts and worked several jobs from retail sales to human resources project management. Her innate ability to learn new computer programs with minimal instruction and need to be creative led to her current long-term stint as a web designer and developer.

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2) What have you written?

Stars of Heros spans from the 19th Century to the 26th Century and beyond. The series title is a tribute to, and a word play on, the main themes in the books: horses, space, family, and heroes. Whether ordinary people or aliens, these heroes try to make a difference on their home world.

The series has three parts. The core which is a continuous serial following the adventures of Jo and her family as they help Jeff get back to his home in the twenty-sixth century. Origin Worlds offers insight and back stories that don’t fit into the timeline of the core series. Time’s Puzzle is a tangent idea set in the Stars of Heros universe with completely new characters and the idea of looking at events from an alternative perspective. Since it hasn’t been decided whether TP will cover only the events in the other parts of the series or real life events as well, it won’t be written until at least the core series is complete.

There are currently two books published in the series: Spirit of the Lone Horse and Do You Believe in Legend? Spirit of the Lone Horse introduces Jo Mason and her family. During a quiet walk in the woods, Jo faces the choice of running away from her fear or taking back control of her life. Her decision begins an adventure that weaves a tapestry through past mistakes and regrets, present circumstances and consequences, and future hopes and dreams.

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The Masons’ story continues in Do You Believe in Legend? It seems Jo’s destiny is surviving a chaotic world she can’t control. That is until a man from the future falls into her lap, both literally and figuratively. Jo hopes he can give her some answers. There is only one slight problem… He doesn’t remember anything about himself or his life and what he does, doesn’t help.

3) How does your story classify under the genre of Science Fantasy?

The series combines the Science Fiction elements of time travel, starships, and future technology with the Fantasy of shape changers and paranormal abilities. For good measure, there are some Paleo-Balkan mythology and horses thrown in.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/byseries/22281

SciFan Adventure Quest Trivia Game

Adventure Quest

After you finish browsing our library, check out our Adventure Quest trivia game where you can learn about several of our amazing author’s stories, and you will win an exclusive copy of our B2B CyCon Edition of SciFan™ Magazine!

Darkstorm

1. How long ago does the story take place?

 

 

Heart of the Blade

2. What is the name of the 1st chapter?

 

 

whisper in

3. What is the name of the land?

 

 

Haunting

4. What is the name of the first chapter?

 

 

moments of Darkness

5. What is the name of the club?

 

 

Rite of Wants

6. What is the main character’s name?

 

 

sea change

7. What is the first item on the menu?

 

 

Gaia

8. What is the name of Kira’s husband?

 

 

firelords Crown

9. What did Falath stare in horror at?

 

 

Hell Bent

10. What is the name of the missing real estate agent?

 

 

Deception

11. What feels nice in the first paragraph?

 

 

Voices in Crystal

12. What is the name of the shepherd?

 

 

station 86

13. What year was first contact made?

 

 

earth no 105

14. What is the name of the two -year-old?

 

 

LitRPG

15. Who is the first story written by?

 

April

16. What is the name of the first story in this issue?

I WANT MY PRIZE!  I’M READY TO TAKE THE SURVEY!

 

SciFan Author Angelique Anderson

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Angelique S. Anderson is an award-winning author, mom to four precocious littles, and adventurer at heart.

A fan of Chronicles of Narnia growing up, and an avid song and poem writer, she wrote her first novel in November of 2013. In it, her passion was born, and she went on to write the second and third to what would become a young adult fantasy series. Unable to quell the desire to write after the fantasy series, she went on to write a five-time award winning sci-fi novel, Eden’s Serum, with its sequel, Eden’s Demise, released in March of 2017. Always an advocate for foster children, she also wrote her personal story of abuse and neglect in Award winning Little Lost Girl: The Complete Series. Her hope is that through her writing, people will find help, encouragement, and great story telling. Her next novel; a steampunk science fantasy, The Dragon Lady is set to release May 1rt. It has been her most fun, and most challenging novel to date and she is excited to share it with her readers!

In The Dragon Lady, Wylie Petford discovers a magical device that with its moon and star face, and dragon hands, seems to be just an odd sort of pocket watch. She later learns from a visit with a prestigious scientist the true name for it is The Dragometer, a magical device with a key to her heritage.

Tragic loss, the ending of her closest friendship, and the taking over of her home and town by Villainous Lord Ukridge…. is there no good to come from her life?

With the help of a spitfire sidekick, a miniature brass and baubles dragon, named Quincy, her inventor of an employer, and steam-powered trinkets, Wylie is about to go on the adventure of a life time.

19th Century London has seen nothing like this – The Dragon Lady is ready to sweep you up in a steampunk world full of corsets, steam-powered gadgets, and dastardly villains.

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SciFan Author Jared Fleming

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Who are you?

I am Jared J. Fleming, a 17 year old writer who has recently joined the ranks of SciFan. Between my writing, school, and personal life, I hardly have much free time. I’m trying my best, and feel a little intimidated at times by SciFan, but the group’s done a good job at making me feel welcome.

What have you written?

Nothing large, though I am working on multiple projects right now, ranging from novellas to epics. The one I am currently working on that could be called science-fantasy is UMBRA, a cyberpunk story exploring a mixture of religious themes and transhumanism, two issues that are very close to be for very different reasons.

How does your story classify under the genre of Science Fantasy?

UMBRA is a science fantasy story, and a cyberpunk story. Despite the very high technology of the latter, its very easy to make the genre fantastical. Nanobots and fireballs go together rather well. In this case, the story obeys the cyberpunk trope of “high tech, low life,” following a group of genetically, mechanically, and magically augmented teenagers from the upper spires of a massive city as they go into the “bad part” of town…of course, that “bad part” happens to have eldritch monsters, mutants with multiple heads, nanobots that tear you apart cell by cell, and more.

What do you consider important in writing?

Diversity, and compassion. Given most of my stories are grim and dark, filled with all sorts of nasty things that are meant to edge closer and closer to horror, this may sound like an odd thing to consider important.Now, I don’t mean that you should write fluffy, happy stories all the time. God knows I don’t.

What do I mean by that, then? Well, it’s simple. If you write a diverse story, showing reality as it is, that is, full of people from every walk of life. And it’s important to people from groups that are minorities that they aren’t shown as caricatures of themselves. Showing people as people is important, above all else. Be compassionate, and realize that just because a character is gay, or black, or transgender, or some combination thereof, they are not defined by those traits. In my opinion, if a character is created, they should be made with as much complexity as the main character. After all, everyone has an entire life that isn’t shown, but exists anyways.

So, people who include token characters, or use minority characters to express the author’s own views on said minority, or something to that effect really don’t command much respect from me.

Where can you be reached on social media?

I can be treated on Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, and Facebook. I also have a patreon.

https://twitter.com/JaredJFleming

http://jj-flemings-writing.tumblr.com/

https://jaredflemingwriting.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JaredJFlemingWriter

https://www.patreon.com/JaredJFlemingWriter

Most of my writing is put on RoyalRoadOnline, and can be viewed there as well. This link specifically links to the story I mentioned above, UMBRA. http://royalroadl.com/fiction/10186

#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #15 CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: MIERTA McKINNON

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Hello, everyone! My name is Mackenzie Flohr and I am the author of the new young adult fantasy series called The Rite of Wands, published through BHC Press. The character I chose for this event is Mierta McKinnon, one of the main characters in the series, who is also quickly becoming a #readersfavorite:

One boy…one Rite… And a world of deadly secrets that could change the course of history—forever.

And so begins the tale of Mierta McKinnon. When a horrible fate reveals itself during his Rite of Wands ceremony, he must find a way to change not only his destiny but also the land of Iverna’s.

Forbidden from revealing the future he foresees to anyone, he is granted a wand and his magical powers, but still must master the realm of magic in order to save himself and those he loves.

But Mierta is not the only one with secrets…especially when it’s impossible to know who to trust.

I hope you will join me on 15 March to find out more about him and his Rite of Wands. You will find magic, humor, suspense, and even some mystery. This series is perfect for fans of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who (specifically fans of the Eleventh Doctor).

Here’s my author page if you are interested in finding out more about my book. You can even read the first two chapters!

http://www.bhcauthors.com/Books_Flohr_Rite_of_Wands.html

 

Come join the event to meet the character!

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#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #14 CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: KELIA, PROTECTRESS OF THE IXTRAYU

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March 15 is fast approaching. On that date, you’ll be able to talk to Kelia, Protectress of the Ixtrayu on the planet Elystra, one of the primary characters in the upcoming Science-Fantasy epic story “The Wielders of Arantha – Book One: Pawns”. She’s a fascinating lady, and her story is quite complex!

Come join the event to meet the character!

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