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First Chapters – Star Vigilante by T. Jackson King

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s First Chapter is from Star Vigilante, book one in the Vigilantes Series by my friend T. Jackson King.


“Matt Dragoneaux is an interstellar hired gun who follows the Code of the Vigilante: track ‘em, strike ‘em, and be elsewhere when the Anarchate battleglobe shows up. And with the aid of the self-aware starship Mata Hari, he’s been successful in bringing a small bit of justice to the alien star culture of the Anarchate. But then a crossbreed woman hires him to right a wrong being done to her planet by an alien commercial conglomerate that rules whole star clusters. Matt, aided by cyborg improvements that make him a deadly foe, sets out to do his job the best he can. Soon, he is on track to becoming the deadliest Vigilante in human history. But humanity’s survival among the crowded stars might be the price for success…

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First Chapters – Divergent Paths by Holly Barbo

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s First Chapter is from Divergent Paths, book two of the Sage Seed Chronicles by my friend Holly Barbo.

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A virulent disease sweeps through the Sawblen Province. The source is unknown. As hundreds fall victim, the healers race to contain it and find a cure before it engulfs the realm, but a would-be healer complicates the situation by concocting dangerous drugs. While the officials are distracted, a counterfeiter takes advantage of the events. Credentials and money are faked, putting several lives in peril and resulting in deaths. The Great One’s council and sage population hurry to track down the sources of the trouble and right the multiple crises before anyone else falls prey to the events. Rare natives of the planet have important information to impart if the sages can decipher their cryptic message.

Chapter 1: The Assessment

There was a soft onshore breeze that brought the…

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First Chapters – Endings by Lisa Williamson

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s First Chapter is from Endings, book one of the Saga of Loralil Greyfox, by my friend Lisa Williamson.  This is a terrific series and I highly recommend it.


A village destroyed, its people slaughtered, a young elf woman enslaved. It is up to her last remaining relative to save her before she too is lost. Her life as she knew it is gone, will he save her before her life ends?

The First book of the Saga of Loralil Greyfox, a young elf maiden. She sees her family killed, her village destroyed and everything as she knows it ends.

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Screams of terror and betrayal filled the clearing. Blood flowed as the vicious invaders looked for their prey. They weren’t here, but the sounds from below should bring them forth. Death was not quiet on this afternoon.

Once the noise from the attack reached up…

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First Chapters – Deadman’s Lament by Linell Jeppsen


Anyone fancy a western series?

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s first chapter is from Deadman’s Lament, book one of the Deadman’s series by my friend Linell Jeppsen.  I loved this series and highly recommend it.

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The year is 1872. Twelve-year-old Matthew Wilcox leads a charmed life on his family’s sprawling ranch in Washington Territory until a series of tragic events leave him orphaned and in the clutches of a vicious band of outlaws. Threatened by the gang leader’s perverted cousin, Top Hat, Matthew also faces Indian attacks, dangerous wildlife, and a deadly snowstorm. He survives but burns with an overwhelming hunger for revenge.

Thirteen years later, Matthew – now a Spokane County sheriff – realizes that Top Hat is riding again with a new gang called the Mad Hatters. It means risking his friends, his family and the love of a good woman, but Matthew must find the man who destroyed what he once loved most…

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New Release! Sweet Sorrow is now on #Kindle


Buy it. Read it. Now.

Originally posted on Tricia Drammeh:

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I’m excited to announce the release of Sweet Sorrow, a novel for young adults. Sweet Sorrow is more than a simple love story between two teens. It also delves into some deeper issues that affect women of all ages. Here’s the blurb:

Rowan achieves her greatest desire when she earns the part of Juliet in the school play, but it’s impossible to concentrate on her lines when her secret crush is cast as Romeo. Eddie is a fallen football hero and the subject of widespread gossip. Not only has he lost the respect of his peers, he’s also earned the open animosity of Rowan’s father, the high school’s football coach. Eddie isn’t the only one with a tarnished past—Rowan has secrets of her own. When the truth is revealed, will Rowan replace Eddie as the most hated student in school, or will Rowan and Eddie share the stage together?

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Author Interview – Jean Kilczer – The Loranth

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

It is my pleasure to interview my good friend Jean Kilczer about her Star Sojourner series.  Today we are focusing on the first in the series, The Loranth.

Jean KilczerShort Author Bio:

While majoring in art in high school – yeah, they let us do that at Prospect Heights H.S. in Brooklyn, with nude models, too, I realized that the creative juices were flowing in a different direction: science fiction and fantasy writing. One evening I took pen in hand and wrote a short science fiction story titled: The Aliens. “Well,” said I, “that wasn’t so hard,” having no idea how poorly written it really was, and how skewed was the science in the fiction. But it launched me into a love of writing and a passion to become the best writer possible.

Jean The Loranth

Book Synopsis:

Astrobiologist Jules Rammis finds more than the mammalian lifeform he was searching for on the…

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First Chapters – The Naphil’s Kiss by Simone Beaudelaire

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s First Chapter is from a terrific book, The Naphil’s Kiss by my friend Simone Beaudelaire.

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Since ancient times, the semi-angelic beings known as the Nephilim have protected the children of men. These chaste, eternal warriors stand between humanity and the Succubae, daughters of Lilith, who drain men of their will through seduction.

Until the day one Naphil, Lucien, first encounters the succubus Sarahi. That day a creature of darkness, sick of the shadows, dares lift her face towards heaven and discovers something she never dreamed she would find… love.

But their love is overshadowed as the long-foretold war between angels and demons threatens to break over the land. For prophecy states that from the mingling of these races will come a warrior who holds the key to victory… or utter destruction.

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Sarahi made her slow, sinuous way down the cobbled streets of Rome, between…

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