Sionnach Wintergreen – Another World’s Song

 

 

Another World’s Song: Book 1 of the Astralasphere Spiral

 

With a small act, he could kill himself…or become what he wants to be. But what if he destroys everything he loves instead?

Lycian hears sounds no one else hears. They prevent him from becoming a mage—the one thing he wants more than anything else. When he decides to perform a forbidden ritual to stop the noises, his actions could destroy his entire world.

Mylinka craves adventure and feels stifled by her loving father. A tragic chain of events brings her face to face with more danger than she ever imagined.

A world, being quietly destroyed by a group of careless mages, hurtles toward certain doom when greedy warmancers seize control of a powerful artifact from the time of dragons. Yet, there is still hope, for there is always hope.

This is an epic fantasy for those who love outcast characters, fantastic lands, and magical creatures.

 

About the Author

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Sionnach Wintergreen is a genderqueer author of epic fantasy and adult fantasy. Her character-driven stories usually involve misfits because she has always been one. Her experiences as a bartender, dominatrix, preschool teacher, and grant writer for an animal rescue group color her works. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and five spoiled rotten furkids. She also has a wonderful adult human son.

 

 

Anita Dickason – Sentinels of the Night

 

 

SENTINELS of the NIGHT

The night season is mine. I wake when others sleep. I can see in the darkness and discern coming danger. I have power to help the people to be watchful against enemies while darkness is on the earth. I have power…

(Alice C. Fletcher, 1900)

 

Chapter One

I ride the night wind

Evil does not escape my vigilance

 

 

Excerpt 

Overhead, a deep hoot echoed, followed by the flap of wings. Two owls settled on top of the railroad car. Perched side-by-side, the formidable talons that could crush the spine of their quarry in an instant clung to the edge. Tufts of hair that protruded like horns and the glow of huge golden eyes gave the birds a fearsome appearance.

Motionless, she eyed the large raptors while she pondered their intervention. A bewildering deviation from their normal behavior. “Hmm … that was a rather … dramatic entrance, even for you.”

They blinked, and their bills clacked, as if in protest.

“Not that I am complaining, of course.”

Heads swiveled in unison as their intense gaze shifted to the body on the ground. A few seconds later, they refocused on Cat. The magnetic tug twitched in her mind, and an odd sense of approval mixed with fear flowed into her thoughts. Jeez, this is getting even more weird.

“I’m wondering, though, how do I explain this one to Ben? He couldn’t miss seeing you, and he’s already suspicious.”

Another blink, then their wings spread as they lifted off. No help there, not that she expected any.

Her gaze returned to the body. Without their warning—well, she didn’t want to think about what might have happened. As for Ben, she’d come up with some excuse to fob off his questions. She always did.

 

 

Synopsis

FBI Tracker Cat Morgan has an unusual talent, one she has successfully concealed, even from her fellow agents. That is—until she finds a body with a strange symbol carved on the forehead during a stop in Clinton, Mississippi and crosses paths with the town’s rugged police chief, Kevin Hunter. Despite his instant attraction to the sexy agent, Kevin is suspicious of her presence at the crime scene and isn’t buying her dubious explanations. He wants her out of the investigation and out of his town.

The discovery of another mutilated body with the same symbol sends Cat back to Clinton, and this time she isn’t leaving. To stop the killer, Cat must find a way to overcome Kevin’s distrust and will face an impossible impasse—truth or lies. But will either one matter, when the killer fixates on her for his next sacrifice?

 

 

Bio

Anita Dickason is a retired Dallas Police Officer. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, advanced accident investigator, and SWAT entry/sniper. Her first book, JFK Assassination Eyewitness: Rush to Conspiracy, is non-fiction and details the reconstruction of a 1966 vehicle accident near Midlothian, Texas that killed a key witness to the Kennedy assassination. The project opened the door to a new career, author and publishing consultant. She now owns Mystic Circle Books & Designs, LLC and provides manuscript and design services, helping other authors turn their manuscripts into a published book.

As an author, Anita relies on her law enforcement knowledge and experience. Twenty-seven years provides an endless supply of plots for her fictional works—suspense/thrillers. Characters with unexpected skills, that extra edge for overcoming danger and adversity, have always intrigued her. Adding an infatuation with ancient myths and legends of Native American Indians, and Scottish and Irish folklore creates the backdrop for her characters.

Her debut novel, Sentinels of the Night, sets up a newly formed team of FBI agents: Code Name—Trackers. Considered the elite of the elite, each has a secret, an extra edge, that defies reason and logic.