2020 INSPY Award Longlist

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I’m delighted to share that my fierce, loyal readers have nominated both STORM RISING and BRAND OF LIGHT onto the 2020 INSPY Award Longlist. What a great honor! Thank you, Rapid-Fire Readers!! A full list of nominees can be found here: https://inspys.com/?p=4554

Cover Reveal – Kathy Tyers’ CRYSTAL WITNESS!

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I’m excited to join the #coverreveal for the inimitable, award-winning Kathy Tyers and her repackaged CRYSTAL WITNESS, a sci-fi novel that releases June 2020 from Enclave Publishing!   PREORDER NOW!! ABOUT THE BOOK Her memories are blocked. Her freedom is gone. Her crime is a mystery. When Ming Dalamani awakens from twenty years of suspended animation, she recalls only fragments of her former life: the life she led before she was arrested by the governing interplanetary corporation, Renasco, for a now unremembered crime. Relocated to an alien world far from the only home she has ever known, Ming serves a powerful Renasco representative to repay her debt. But daily she lives with deadly threats from two men—the hideous mutant Zardir …


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It has been a *very long time coming … and I’m a little stunned that it is finally here, but yeaaaahhhhh, this is pretty much how I’m feeling. It’s shortly after midnight and it’s officially BRAND’s RELEASE DAY!!!    There’s a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm. Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they’re not alone. After a catastrophic explosion, Kersei Dragoumis awakens in a derelict shuttle, alone, injured, and ignorant of the forbidden technology that has swept her into a …

12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas 2019

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours 12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas We’re excited to be sharing books from ten fantasy authors with you this holiday season! Each day a different author and book or series will be featured. There is also a fabulous giveaway! If you’re a fantasy fan, join us on this tour! Tour Schedule (Posts go live on the day they’re scheduled.) December 1st: Launch December 2nd: Rebecca Belliston – Heart of Red, Blood of Blue December 3rd: Morgan L. Busse – Flight of the Raven December 4th: Jes Drew – Tales of Parallel Worlds December 5th: Ronie Kendig – Brand of Light December 6th: Alisha Klapheke – Fate of Dragons December 7th: Jessica Leake – Through …

What Is A Space Opera?

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I’ve written over twenty suspense novels and novellas, and three fantasy novels, so when readers became aware that I had a science fiction novel coming out, they weren’t really surprised. Especially when I explained this story-of-my-heart that has been in the works for fourteen years is a space opera. A what? *insert deer-in-headlights look* A space opera. Let’s break down this definition so it’s not really so “out there.” Basically, it’s a subgenre that falls under science fiction, but to the soft side, not the hard side (because Ronie can’t “science” to save her life, y’all). This subgenre arose during the 1930s, along with soap operas and horse operas (I had no idea that latter existed!). The term was a …

Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt Stop #19

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THIS SCAVENGER HUNT IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED. WINNERS AS DRAWN BY LISA BERGREN ARE: #1 Lisa Hudson #2 Kathryn Bochman #3 Heather Olsen #4 Jan D. #5 “DR” of New Zealand Bonus Winner for BRAND OF LIGHT SWAG: Mimi Noble     Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes! The hunt BEGINS on 11/7 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com. Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer). There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all …

Mortal Sight by Sandra Rhoads Cover Reveal

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YES!! Enclave Publishing is unleashing another amazing author, Sandra Fernandez Rhoads, on the world, and I’m delighted to be a part of her cover reveal!! MORTAL SIGHT is book one in The Colliding Line. And best of all–you PREORDER MORTAL SIGHT now!! When Worlds Collide, Shadow Wrestles Light Seventeen-year-old Cera Marlowe wants a normal life; one where she and her mom can stop skipping town every time a disturbing vision strikes. But when a girl she knows is murdered by a monster she can’t explain, Cera’s world turns upside down. Suddenly thrown into an ancient supernatural battle, Cera discovers she’s not alone in her gifting and vows to use her visions to save lives. But why does John Milton’s poem Paradise …

Brand of Light Preorder Campaign

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I am very excited as we close in on the last six weeks before BRAND OF LIGHT releases on December 3rd. This is a big dream come true!! To celebrate, I’ve put together great preorder incentives, including postcards of the two maps commissioned for Brand of Light, character portraits of beloved characters, Marco Dusan, Kersei Dragoumis, and Tigo Deken (portraits will be revealed in November, so the back of the card is shown in the pictures). See below detailed lists to learn about the artists. Due to the significant cost difference between the hardcover and e-book, swag packets are tailored accordingly. One packet per household. YES, this is open to international entries!   Pre-order BRAND OF LIGHT from any retail …

Brand of Light Maps

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing maps for fantasy and science fiction stories. Below are two maps I had created for use in The Droseran Saga. The Drosero map was created by a Fiverr artist, then updated/altered by Jame Foley to correct some things, and then Emilie Haney added the frame, since we were preparing these as postcards (she also designed a really cool back to the postcard, which isn’t shown here). The planetary map was beautiful depicted by Jamie Foley, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!! It’s incredible to see this storyworld coming to life!!  

Booklist Reviews Brand of Light!

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  You guys!! So a thing happened … and I might be screaming and dancing!! Booklist reviewed BRAND OF LIGHT!!!!!! I might be screaming and dancing!! They said it is “… an epic story in the making…” and that “Readers will eagerly await future books…”!!! THANK YOU, BOOKLIST!! We’re only 1.5 months from launch (*cue internal screaming*), so PREORDER YOUR COPY!! Blurb: There’s a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm. Tertian Space Coalition has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they’re not alone. After a …