#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

 

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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!

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#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #13 CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: DOCTOR DIRE

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Righteousness need not equate to goodness.

Sometimes, heroes are useless. Sometimes you need a villain.

Doctor Dire is that villain.

Born to strife during the darkness of the Y2K outage, the woman known only as Dire set forth against a cruel and often-horrific world with her genius, her will to survive, and a burning need to bring justice against the malefactors that the heroes couldn’t or wouldn’t touch.

It is a hard life, and the foes arrayed against her are legion. To those that oppose her, every clash is a terrifying struggle against a resourceful, smart, and powerful foe.

But for Dire, it is Tuesday. Still, no victory is ever won without cost, and a supervillain’s ways and methods often lead to sorrow.

Her adventures have taken her from —–
<>Signal lost, interdimensional corruption detected<>
<>Abort/Retry/FaIl<>
<>New Signal Detected<>

AH, SO THIS IS WHERE DIRE’S UNSEEN WATCHER HAS BEEN LURKING. SHAMELESS VOYEUR! KNOW NOW THE WRATH OF DIRE!

TCH. TYPICAL. THAT’S RIGHT, YOU BETTER RUN. AH WELL, TIME TO CLOSE THIS BREACH BEFORE…HALF A MINUTE. SIGMA, WE’RE GETTING A SIGNAL. LOOKS LIKE A CRUDE SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLICATION?

FACEBOOK? SERIOUSLY?

WHY NOT ARMBOOK, OR BUTTBOOK, OR WHATEVER? AS LONG AS WE’RE STAPLING THE WORD BOOK TO RANDOM ANATOMICAL BITS. SHE MEANS, LET’S BE CLEAR HERE, THIS NAME WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE ITS CREATORS DIDN’T GIVE A CRAP. IT LACKS GRANDEUR. CLEARLY THEY DIDN’T EXPECT TO SUCCEED ON THE SCALE INDICATED BY ITS INFRASTRUCTURE.

WAIT, WHAT DO YOU MEAN WE’RE LIVE?

CRAP. SIGMA, KILL THE SIGNAL BEFORE WE GET THE LOCAL THREE-LETTER-GOVERNMENT AGENCY ON OUR ASSES.
WE’RE TRYING TO GET RID OF INTERDIMENSIONAL SPIES, NOT ATTRACT MORE.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT’LL TAKE AN HOUR? GAH, FINE. FINE.

*AHEM*. GREETINGS, ALTERNATE DIMENSIONAL BYSTANDERS. YOU ARE IN THE PRESENCE OF DOCTOR DIRE.

TREMBLING IS OPTIONAL. SO, WHO WANTS A MONOLOGUE?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06X99S3ZL…
https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSeipleAuthor/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

 

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#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #12 CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: Leilana

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Hello there, everyone. My name is Leilana. I’m fourteen years old, and I’m an Arcana training to become a Warlord, someone with high magical prowess that takes up guidance over a realm in our world, Adrylis. It’s considered to be a prolific title because of the responsibilities brought from it.

Right now, I’m traveling around Adrylis as a part of my pilgrimage, and I’m supposed to collect six totems from other people that have magic in them, and even those that don’t. I’m also working as an ally to the fallen Kingdom of Linmus, helping the wayward prince Remiel and his servant Solus restore things to the way that they should be. But terrorists seeking a new era of magic stand in our path, aiming to cleanse Adrylis of its sins. So with my Grimoire in hand, I fight for the peace that my world deserves.

I guess now I’ll tell you a little about my creator. She’s been writing since she was my age, but officially took her dream by storm just nine months ago with her debut novel “The One Left Behind: Magic,” the first of a trilogy in the works. My story has nothing to do with it, but I recommend it nonetheless.

http://books2read.com/u/mV7Lq2

She’s also got a group going to promote my story, but no set release date yet. If you’re interested from hearing a little about me, I’m sure that we’d both appreciate the support.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1660970617537336/

You can find her most frequently on her author page here on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SeerofWords

And Twitter: www.twitter.com/shakyradunn

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#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #11 CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: Light

AWARDED FINALIST in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
ROSEMARY A JOHNS is the British author of the bestselling Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles – the compelling Rebel Vampires series. Blood Renegades is released June 2017.
~Blood Dragons: http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons
~Blood Shackles: http://viewbook.at/BloodShackles
Visit Rosemary A Johns at https://rosemaryajohns.com
Rebel Vampires is a gripping psychological look into a secret paranormal world, which exists hidden in the shadows of our own. How free are any of us? What would you truly do to save your family, home and love?

Light is the complex anti-hero at the heart of Rebel Vampires: a British Rocker rebel vampire. Banter with him LIVE 12 p.m. EDT 15th March at this Ides of March event!

Bestselling Blood Dragons:
http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons
Escape into a supernatural world of love, revenge and redemption.
“In a precarious world where vampires are both predator and prey, Blood Dragons deftly blends elements of paranormal thriller and passionate romance… A character-driven, sizzling-hot saga” – Midwest Book Review
AWARDED Finalist in the National Wishing Shelf Book Awards.
There are three people in this affair…and two of them aren’t human. In a divided paranormal London, Light is the rebel bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, with a photographic memory. And a Triton motorbike. Since Victorian times he’s hidden in the shadows with Ruby – a savage Elizabethan. But he’s keeping a secret from her, which breaks every rule in Blood Life.
5* Highly recommended: ‘For anyone who is just looking for something a bit different, a bit edgy, something that will amuse you, frighten you and take you on one hell of a journey into love, death, humanity, and monsters’ – Underground Book Reviews
1960s London. Kathy is a seductive singer. But she’s also human. When the two worlds collide, it could mean the end. For both species.
When Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments, he questions whether he should be slaying or saving the humans he’s always feared. Now he’s trapped in a race against time to save them all. The consequences of failure are unimaginable. Unless Light plays the part of hero, he risks losing everything. Including the two women he loves.
A rebel, a red-haired devil and a Moon Girl battle to save the world – or tear it apart.
“One of the most unique & ingenious vampire books I have ever read …reminded me very much of Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles” – Leather and Lace Reviews.
http://viewbook.at/BloodDragons

Latest Release Blood Shackles:
http://viewbook.at/BloodShackles
When your whole species is enslaved – and it’s the humans who are acting like the monsters – how far would you go to free your family?
5* “When Light is captured, he refuses to lose himself. Being sold to Grayse is the ticket he needs out of his cell, even though her father owns the company that enslaves him… Tragic, triumphant, addictive, and somehow hopeful… Johns succeeded in creating a world, characters, and a story that pulled me in until I had to finish reading it… This is a novel everyone should read, along with Blood Dragons” – Readers’ Favorite

When he’s bought by his Mistress, Light fights to escape. If he doesn’t, he’ll never solve the conspiracy behind the Blood Club.

5* “Light is his usual charming, funny, wry, ballsy self… A story about the triumph of hope and love over evil.” – Margarita Morris, The Good Writer

WELCOME TO THE BLOOD CLUB
Who are these ruthless humans? And who betrayed the secret of the Blood Lifer world?

WHERE THE PREDATORS
London, Primrose Hill. Grayse is the slaver’s daughter. She buys Light, like he’s a pair of designer shoes. So why does Light feel so drawn to her? Especially when his family is still in chains. Will he risk everything – even his new love – to save them?

BECOME THE PREY
A stunning revelation leads Light to an inconceivable truth. If he can face his worst terrors, he can save his family and his whole species from slavery.

Maybe he can even save himself.

5* “…you can’t put the book down…” – Rockchick Addiction Reviews

http://viewbook.at/BloodShackles

ABOUT ROSEMARY A JOHNS

ROSEMARY A JOHNS is author of the bestselling Blood Dragons and Blood Shackles – the compelling Rebel Vampires series. Blood Renegades is released June 2017.

ROSEMARY A JOHNS is a music fanatic and a lover of the anti-hero. She wrote her first fantasy novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double swimming. Since then she’s studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company (her critically acclaimed plays have been described as “uncomfortable, unsettling and uneasily true to life”), and worked with disability charities.

When Rosemary’s not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, she heads the Oxford writing group Dreaming Spires.

To sign up to Rosemary A Johns’ VIP Email Newsletter with news of hot releases, promotions and the free short story “All the Tin Soldiers”, click here: http://eepurl.com/bQ0kMX

You can visit Rosemary A Johns online at her fantasy website: https://rosemaryajohns.com

Rosemary A Johns is a Goodreads Author: https://www.goodreads.com/author/…/15571684.Rosemary_A_Johns

Rosemary’s Rebel’s Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/698811356958470

Rosemary’s Book Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/267624273658011

https://www.facebook.com/RosemaryAnnJohns
https://twitter.com/rosemaryajohns
https://www.amazon.com/Rosemary-A-Johns/e/B01JOJVTNE

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#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #10 CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: Jewel

 

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Hey, my name is Rose Montague and I write urban fantasy and young adult novels. The character I chose for this event is Jewel, the main character in the Norma Jean’s School of Witchery series. I love reading young adult books, particularly those with strong heroines and paranormal, supernatural elements. My only issue with a lot of the young adult books I read is that sometimes these heroines areunsure of themselves, lack confidence, and get all flustered when thrown into a tough situation.

I wanted a character that was confident, a natural leader, one that knows what she wants and then sets out to get it. She is sometimes rash and doesn’t always make the right decisions, but she always strives to do what she sees as the right thing.

Jewel is the adopted daughter of Jade & Jane from my Three J’amigos series and Norma Jean’s School of Witchery is a young adult spin-off from that series but can be read independently of that series. I find a lot of readers read this series then go back to get the back story on her adoptive parents.

I hope you will join me on 15 March to find out more about her. This series features non-stop action, over-the-top humor, and all the magic and mayhem you could hope for. Here’s my Amazon author page if you are interested in finding out more about my books.

https://www.amazon.com/Rose-Montague/e/B00GL9UPH2

 

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#SCIFAN MAGAZINE PRESENTS: IDES OF MARCH SPOTLIGHT #6 Character Spotlight: Marai bin Ahu

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My name is Mary R. Woldering, author of the Historical fantasy series Children of Stone.

The series is based on a chronicle of dreams, discussions and meditations which began half a century ago among a group of fast friends.

Some of the events and people bear strange resemblance to images I would see later in life.
I’m bringing my main protagonist Marai bin Ahu, because it’s mostly his journey and the journeys of those he influences that make the tales of the Children of Stone.


At the start Marai is a painfully shy man who spends his days in self-imposed hermitage. He tends a small flock of sheep and when his work is done, climbs up to his cave home in the cliffs.


He’s tall, (a half-giant, they say) muscular and big, with a craggy face and almost mean-looking eyes. He has dark, tangled hair with sunburnt ends and and a beard.. His skin is bronze.


He feels crippled and cursed by his past; unloveable… but sings praises to his goddess Ashera.


One night while he is singing…

Here is a YouTube of me reading the first 2 short chapters of Book 1 Voices in Crystal so you can get a feeling for this great guy.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mary+woldering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrpQkToPaXo

https://www.amazon.com/Voices-Crystal-Childr…/…/ref=asap_bc…

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