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Guest Post. Handy hints on developing a villain over a series.

Originally posted on M T McGuire Authorholic:

I am delighted to welcome my cyber buddy Charles Yallowitz, author of the long running fantasy series, Legends of Windemere, to talk about villains. Legends of Windemere is a seriously epic series – 9 books and counting. But as well as writing lots of excellent books Charles runs a great blog; plenty of thought provoking posts, interesting news and lots of chat in the comments. I thoroughly recommend you have a look at it, here. But do read the article first won’t you? Which reminds me… over to you Mr Yallowitz.

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First, thanks to M T McGuire for allowing me to write a guest post. The question posed was about character development over the course of a series. Legends of Windemere, my fantasy adventure series, has six books out with a seventh on the way. So I get asked about this area a lot…

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First Chapters – Shadow Path by P L Blair

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Another First Chapter, this time from my friend P L Blair from the first in her Portals series called Shadow Path.  This is a fantastic series.

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Magic and crime. Agatha Christie meets J.R.R. Tolkien in “Shadow Path,” the first book in the new Portals series by author P.L. Blair.
An Ogre murdered with a rune-inscribed sword is just the beginning as Kat Morales, a very human detective on the Corpus Christi, Texas, police force, and her Elf partner Tevis McLeod follow a blood trail that leads to Pixies, necromancy and Magic of the Blackest kind … to its climax in a stronghold Between worlds, where Tevis must duel spell for spell with a former lover who wants to see her old flame extinguished permanently.

Chapter One

Ogres looked – and smelled – bad enough in life. Death magnified those uncharming qualities, especially the smell, something like a cross…

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First Chapter – Galactic Avatar by T. Jackson king

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s First Chapter is from Galactic Avatar by my friend T. Jackson King.

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“The Skrill have destroyed Earth and now pursue the last Humans. Sixteen survive. And Ephraim Halliday must find a reason for all of them to stay alive, to give birth to a new humanity in far-off Andromeda Galaxy. But will any of them survive the pursuing Skrill, who attack them on both physical and psychic levels? As they battle their pursuers, Ephraim will discover whether sensual love or raw power will lead the last Humans to a new tomorrow. In that battle he will be helped by the spirits of eight billion dead and the gods and goddesses of ancient Earth. For they too travel with the survivors, the living avatars of humanity.”
     

PROLOGUE

Report of The Götterdämmerung

To: Earth Command Backup Field HQ, Pluto Darkside.

From: Carvalho, Commanding.

Subject:…

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Author Ch’kara SilverWolf on Paranormal Wednesday

Originally posted on Shonda Brock Paranormal Romance Author:

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Please welcome author of Daughter of Light & Dark, Ch’kara SilverWolf, to Paranormal Wednesday!

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Spellbound – Tricia Drammeh

Spellbound – Tricia Drammeh.

Excerpt Promotion – Three Wishes by Debra Dunbar

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s Excerpt is  from Three Wishes the soon to be released book by my friend Debra Dunbar.  You can pre-order it from the links below.   It sounds terrific, I can’t wait to read it.

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Dar helped his foster sister become the ruler of Hel, and helped her free the enslaved humans from the elves. It’s about time he helped himself – to a fun week of mayhem in the Windy City. Collapsing a few buildings and corrupting politicians is an ideal vacation for a demon in Chicago, but Dar didn’t count on a beautiful angel sabotaging his fun and putting him to work.
Asta is an angelic enforcer, scanning for demons in her assigned territory and sending them to an early grave. Unfortunately, the latest trespasser from Hel has diplomatic immunity – but immunity doesn’t mean she can’t coerce him into helping her track and dispatch the powerful…

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Excerpt Promotion – Dragon Fate by J D Hallowell

Originally posted on Ch'kara SilverWolf:

Today’s Excerpt is from Dragon Fate, Book One of the War of The Blades by my friend J.D. Hallowell.  This is a fantastic series and I can’t wait to read more.

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Dragon Fate, the first novel in J.D. Hallowell’s War of the Blades, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the classic tradition of the genre.

Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricably entwined in a tangled web of dragons, magic, and intrigue, as he struggles to find his place among dragons and men, and stave off a plot by renegade Dragon Riders which threatens all he now holds dear.

Amazon.com reviewers call the book “a joy to read,” “truly an excellent story,” “more enjoyable than Pern,” and “a meticulous, well-thought-out adventure.

Dragon Fate‘s sequel, the…

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