Life: 1. Brenna James: 0.
An AWOL talent, an enemy-occupied hometown, and a Life Shade boyfriend—Brenna James just wants
something to go right. Although her family has been given sanctuary in Syeira, Brenna will never be safe
as long as Rune is hunting down and killing Firebrands.
Can someone please wake her up already?
When a prophecy sends Brenna and Baldwin on a confusing quest, they aren’t sure where to begin. They
must find the Caelestis Staff, a powerful object that both cuts and mends space itself. Rune wants it too,
and he’ll use any lethal tactics necessary to obtain it.
Yeah, nightmare material right there.
A traveling oasis, plenty of man-eating mermaids, and one Skeleton King later, Brenna seriously doubts
she has the edge she needs to confront Rune. When Brenna’s faced with the biggest test of her life, will
she burn like the Firebrand she is? Or will she burn out?
Fantasy isn’t just elves, dwarves, and dragons. And it isn’t just magical spells either. Imagine Harry Potter
without The Golden Snitch. Or Percy Jackson without Riptide, his sword he wears around his neck.
Or the Chronicles of Narnia without the wardrobe. Sometimes, it’s the draw of a magical, mystical item,
something the hero can find or use that adds wonder to our stories. I love creating magical items, and
here are a few that found their way onto the pages of Burn.
The Stones of the Spring are like crystal-lined geodes that filter out
sicknesses and bacteria for the citizens of Ginselwyn. While
these went missing in Flare, we find out what happened to them in Burn.
The snake medallions are medals with a crystal-studded snake on the front.
Many of Rune’s soldiers wear one hanging from the front
of their breastplate. When Brenna finds one, she can’t bring herself to get
rid of it, although the
beautiful design is a reminder of the man who wants her dead.
When Brenna and Baldwin go on a short quest, they find a leather journal and a
bottle labeled Respiraqua. They’re not sure what the
substance does or why it was hidden. When Abira discovers its purpose,
more questions are raised. Can
they still use it? Should they? Or does this kind of thing have a short shelf life?
Dragonscale silk is a lustrous, satiny material made from
the scales of a real dragon. And best of all? It’s fireproof!
With Rune searching for the Caelestis Key (which should lead to the powerful
Caelestis Staff), Brenna and Baldwin must find it before he does. Since no
one knows what the staff or the key looks like, this is a difficult mission.
I had such fun creating all these items. I hope you enjoy reading about them!
Burn is available at Amazon, Barnes
& Noble, iBook, Kobo, and any other online retailer, and Burn can be requested at any bookstore
or library.
The Werewolf World Chronicles

The Werewolf World Chronicles two book set

The Werewolf World Chronicles two-book set

The Bite:

        Every summer in Mississippi, all the teenage girls ages sixteen to nineteen gather in werewolf territory for The Selection Ceremony. A time to see if they are the fated mate to a male werewolf.
        Helenisha Morganos dreads the idea of possibly being chosen. There is nothing she fears more than the werewolves and the stories her father has told her about them. When she is chosen by future Alpha Wrolf Smithson she is quickly thrust into the role of a werewolfís mate. When a vital member of the pack goes missing, Helenisha and Wrolf must work together and try to find him before it is too late.

The Protector:

         Now that there are no kidnappings to worry about, Wrolf Smithson is thoroughly enjoying spending time with his mate, Helenisha. At the same time, he is loving experiencing the pleasure that a connection between two mates that care for each other can bring. But, the peace doesnít last long. Someone invades werewolf territory and suddenly, people are going missing and some are being found dead.
          Meanwhile, Wrolf’s dad is in Washington D.C. speaking before The Senate about a new werewolf law that is being passed. When he is framed for a crime he did not commit, Wrolf, Helenisha, Chattel, Charmane, Sue, and Lou must come to the rescue.

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Erica Christensen has been writing Paranormal Romance novels aimed at teenagers for her own enjoyment since she was one herself. The Bite and The Protector are her first published works. When she is not writing or editing, Erica enjoys training her herding dog mix, Khouri, hanging out with her friends, and reading.
Erica’s hobbies include collecting Mardi Gras beads, finding any excuse to dress up in a costume, and making plans for her friends to attend various social gatherings around town.

Cerberus Cover Reveal!

Fantasy author A. R. Silverberry is stopping by today for a cover reveal of his forthcoming short story collection, Cerberus, Tales of Magic and Malice. To celebrate, he’s giving away prizes! And the book, available for pre-order, will be on sale for $0.99 from now until a short time after it’s released. To enter the contest, just use the handy Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post, where you’ll also find the pre-order link. But first, the cover!

Cerberus, Tales of Magic and Malice
Cerberus, Tales of Magic and Malice, by A. R. Silverberry

From Master Storyteller

A. R. Silverberry

Nine Timeless Tales of Enchantment

Does Magic Exist? Discover the strange and curious events that unfold when …

Don’t stop there … a wizard, a friendless boy, a devil cat, and Shakespeare’s fairy queen lie within. From the boundless imagination of A. R. Silverberry, these irresistible tales conjure up a wondrous brew of MAGIC AND MALICE. FEATURING SEVEN ALL-NEW STORIES: Cerberus, Tangles, The Willow Sister, Titania, Blaze, and The Mask

From the Introduction:

Mystery and magic reside in both strange and mundane places. The same may be said of the heroes and heroines, big or small, who quest there as well as the beasts, human or otherwise, that they battle. Skeptical? Take a gander at the locales and folk that occupy the tales in this volume.

  Three Steaks and a Box of Chocolates: Stuck in a desolate town and down on his luck, Doc Turner takes on a mysterious case. He gets more than he bargained for.

  Cerberus: Bailiff Giles Dunstable is hell-bent on stopping the spread of superstition in his village. But his beliefs are sorely tested after the witch of the Hevyl Mountains reads his fortune.

  The Willow Princess: Separated in childhood, two sisters struggle against a terrible enchantment to reunite and claim their birthright.

  The Demon Monkeys: The mountain hides a secret. Deep in winter, the orphan girl Scamp fights to survive in the shadow of a menacing terror. When a stranger crosses her path, her life changes forever.

  Tangles: Lessy needs one last spell. But it, like everything else, has faded.

  Titania: After a mysterious encounter on her doorstep, a reclusive actress battles doubt and disability to take on her greatest role.

  Blaze: In 1689, the lonely servant boy Davie fights to protect his one friend from the malice of a heartless earl.

  The Tea Party: A dying Sir Wainwright offers his selfish sons one last invitation to tea …

  The Mask: Jessica Lansing is certain her tyrannical methods will win her Teacher of the Year. But her plans start to unravel when little Christopher makes a singular mask.

 This ’twas but a sip, dear reader. For the full spell, drink on …

Click this link to  Pre-order the book from Amazon. It goes live on May 18!

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About the Author:

A. R. Silverberry writes science fiction and fantasy for children, teens, and adults. His novels, Wyndano’s Cloak and The Stream, earned numerous awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award gold medal for Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction. He lives in California, where he explores enchanted forests, searching for pixies and elves.

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours
We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:
Launch – Author Interview

What inspired you to write KINGDOM ABOVE THE CLOUD?

It really started with a daydream. What if there was a world full of characters who had mastered either a deadly sin or a fruit of the spirit? I started designing characters and imagining scenes, and it took on a life of its own. By the time I was done writing it, it was a deep dive into my Christian faith on a scale I never expected!

Bookworm Lisa – Review

“The descriptions of life in a village where everyone lives in a treehouse are beautiful. . . . I found a lot of symbolism for Christianity. A loving creator who doesn’t force your decisions but asks for you to follow him. He loves unconditionally. The book was a great contrast between good and evil, the consequences of living in a corrupt society.”

Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review

“I love all the imagination throughout this story. Adia sounds like a great place to live. It was fun to follow Tovi through all of her adventures. The fantastical places in the story were interesting and great to hold the attention of the reader. . . . I highly recommend this story to other readers who enjoy a great adventure.”

Rincón de Joss – Guest Post Here

How to Build a World from Scratch

When I started writing Kingdom Above the Cloud, I had images in my mind of characters and scenes. I jumped right in, never considering important details about the world they live in. . . . There is so much to consider when creating a fantasy world. If I were starting all over, I would follow these steps. . .

Tell Tale Book Reviews – Review

Kingdom Above The Cloud, author Maggie Platt’s first book in her Tales From Adia series, was a fairly quick read and a much different take on fantasy than usual. If you have kids or grandkids in the right age group you should check this story out.”

Jorie Loves A Story – Excerpt

A throat cleared behind her, and she turned away from the ridge expecting Silas. A dark-haired stranger stood close behind her, and her heart thudded in sudden fear. She scrambled to her feet, sending loose rocks plummeting toward the boulders below.

“I’m so sorry to startle you,” he apologized, holding his hands out as if to prove he meant no harm. Even in her terrified state, the first thing she noticed was there was no heart on his palm. “I was walking by, and you looked upset. Are you all right?”

Wishful Endings – Guest Post

Introducing Adia!

Kingdom Above the Cloud’s main character, Tovi Tivka, grew up in Adia. When the story begins, she is there among the treetops, wistfully yearning for more out of life and answers to her deepest questions. To get you better acquainted with this setting, here are some common questions I receive about Adia. . .

Paper Ink & Lizard – Review

Kingdom Above the Cloud was a quick and satisfying read, bringing to mind one of my childhood favorites, The Mirror of N’de by L. K. Malone. The characters were very well developed and the world was painted with symbolism. Tovi’s character arc was beautifully rendered, and I found myself seeing aspects of myself in the character. . . . I would recommend it to anyone who loves allegories such as The Chronicles of Narnia, fantasy lovers, and anyone wanting a good, comforting read.”

Christy’s Cozy Corners – Guest Post


I have moved homes approximately 7 billion times. As any frequent mover knows, heavy books often don’t make the cut. No matter how much you love them, they end up in the Good Will pile after you’ve moved them house to house a few times.

So, despite deep connection with my books, only a few have survived from my childhood. Most of my shelves are full of books that I have collected in just the last 2 years since moving into my current house. However, when I look at the oldest beat-up volumes, I can’t help smiling. These well-loved, dog-eared, creased and worn-out books all have fantasy elements and made me the writer that I am today. . .

A Baker’s Perspective – Spotlight

Locks, Hooks and Books – Excerpt

As the early dawn haze ran away from the light and the birds began to wake, Tovi Tivka sprinted along a familiar ridge never pausing to consider the danger should she fall. Her breezy yellow dress billowed in her wake, as did the long waves of her dark blue hair. She was petite in every way, short and wiry. She had an angular nose, a stubborn chin, and dark brown eyes with one small purple star on the edge of her left iris. To her left was dense forest. To her right, a cliff that fell to boulders far below. Under her tough, bare feet was the hard-beaten path she had run every morning for the last six months.

Library Lady’s Kid Lit – Review

“Maggie Platt has crafted a well-written allegory. . . there are characters to love and characters to hate. There are fantasy elements in this allegory, making it a good book for fantasy lovers. Kingdom Above the Cloud is book one in the Tales from Adia series. I look forward to reading future books.”

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post…

Kingdom Above the Cloud
(Tales from Adia #1)
By Maggie Platt
YA Fantasy, Christian, Allegory
Paperback & ebook, 239 Pages
April 17th 2020 by Ambassador International

What if the nine Fruit of the Spirit and the Seven Deadly Sins were locked in a battle for control?

Abandoned as infants, Tovi and her twin brother were raised by an eclectic tribe of warm, kind people in a treehouse village in the valley. After her brother’s sudden disappearance Tovi questions her life and her faith in an invisible King. Ignoring her best friend Silas’ advice, she decides to search for her brother in the kingdom on top of the mountain.

Above the cloud, the Council of Masters receives their orders. Tovi and her brother are the objectives. King Damien has a plan and Tovi is the key. The Council of Masters want her, but will she remain unscathed?

Amidst the glamour of the kingdom above the cloud Tovi is torn between her own dark desires and unanswered questions. It starts with a snake and a crown. When the ring is complete, will her life be over?

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About the Author

Maggie Platt is a writer, traveler, cancer survivor, and dreamer. Her greatest joys are being Auntie M to her amazing nieces and nephew and sitting with students and friends over cups of coffee and deep conversations. She works at her alma mater, Anderson University, and she lives in a cozy little cottage nearby where students come to sit on her couch just to laugh, cry, and talk about life.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a signed print copy of Kingdom Above the Cloud, map of Adian, bookmark, and sticker (US only)
Ends May 6, 2020


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