• Toni Cox

February Fantasy Feast


I knew from the get-go that 2019 would be an exciting year, and so far it has not disappointed. We moved house and with it came the opportunity to design a new office space for my writing. Well, right now, the space is full of boxes and no writing has taken place in it, yet. But, soon, my desk will find its place and my reference books will go on their shelves and I will be back to writing the stories I hope you all love to read. The re-release of the Elemental Trilogy went really well and I have to thank my marketing mentor, Erika Bester, for all her help with this. She is absolutely amazing. So, as a celebration of all things fantasy, in this newsletter, I will be sharing a whole lot of fantasy authors, fantasy genres, fantasy freebies, and fantasy deals with you. Enjoy!

The Elemental Short Stories

YES! They got new covers, too. And aren't they gorgeous? On Fire, Midnight Tales, and Jasmine In Love are already available on Amazon and FREE on KU with the new covers right now. The next short story, Luke, will release in April and will probably be available for pre-order from next month. I am trying to complete the set as quickly as I can (without compromising the quality of the stories), so I can finally offer you the box set. It is absolutely stunning!


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WIN WIN WIN

I have another RAFFLECOPTER for you this month. Up for grabs? All three published Elemental Short Stories. On Fire, Midnight Tales, Jasmine In Love. The Rafflecopter will end on the 12th of February, so don't miss your chance to enter.


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SFF Bonanza February New Releases

Looking for something new? Check out these new releases!


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Giveaway - Witches, Vampires, Werewolves


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Featured author of the month - Carissa Andrews


Carissa Andrews is a Minnesota-based genre-bending author who writes a combination of science fiction, fantasy, and dystopia. When not writing her own books, she's busy reading them. Carissa's international bestselling trilogy, The Pendomus Chronicles, is now in digital, print, and audiobook formats. She has hit the scene as an up and coming speculative fiction author who uses a mix of sci-fi and fantasy, twisted in modern mythology and alternative history. Check out Oracle, The Final Five, and her 2019 anthology submission Trajectory: A Pendomus Chronicles Prequel, found exclusively in the On the Brink Dystopian Anthology. Carissa has big plans for 2019. Her post-apocalyptic supernatural thriller Awakening: Rise as the Fall Unfolds is in the works, as is her new series, The Windhaven Legacy. Look for them coming mid-year! For more information on their release, visit Carissa Andrews' author website: www.carissandrews.com and sign up for her newsletter notifications. She lives in central Minnesota with her husband and brood of five kids. Carissa is also a freelance graphic designer, writer and content creator, social media manager, and marketing professional. She writes consistently on topics of science, technology, art, writing, photography, graphic design, health, self-improvement, and more. Her articles can be found published across the interwebs. Carissa is also a Top Rated Freelancer on Upwork and can be contacted for freelancing opportunities: http://bit.ly/UpworkCarissaAndrews



A witch, an angel, and an oracle. Three souls with one destiny: Find the Final Five. Who said finding the remaining five protectors was going to be easy? As it turns out, it's going take more than I ever thought possible. It's going to take an Oracle with some kickass gifts and a plan to even locate him or her. I just hope I can do it before its too late. *** The Final Five is a bridge novelette spanning across Carissa Andrews' fiction worlds of Oracle and the upcoming world from Awakening...bridging the two together. Awakening will be released in 2019. If you like mystery, magic, and a little bit of humor... you won't be disappointed with the Final Five.


One world. 12 possible futures. Get your copy of this limited edition collection of dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction today! From the ashes of the world that was, a new dystopia will emerge... Join our gritty heroines and courageous heroes as they battle for freedom. Their societies are divided by politics and technology, devastated by war, climate change, toxins, and plague. Fighting for the future will mean conquering their pasts, but not everyone is who they seem. In these futuristic worlds, every day is a fight for survival. Discover 12 page-turning stories from bestselling and award-winning dystopian authors that will leave you shocked, fascinated, and entertained. Will hope prevail? Or is the darkness just too strong?

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Audiobooks now also available!


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The Pendomus Chronicles (3 Book Series)


From Book 1: A secret hidden in plain sight. A devastating attack. And a world hanging in the balance.

There are a lot of things I wish I’d known earlier—but three top my “wow, she was naïve” list.

First—there are others on Pendomus.

Second—a prophecy is in motion & I hold the key to the survival of literally everything.

Third—I'm being hunted by a madman who is desperately trying to wipe me from existence.

So yeah, no pressure.

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If you like Maze Runner, or The Hunger Games, then you’ll love Carissa Andrews’ Pendomus Chronicles.

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Boxed Set Feature

This includes stories by two author friends of mine: Sam Gregory & Kelly Parkinson


Mysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness… Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival. Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you'll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today's bestselling and award-winning authors. Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?

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New release

Did you guys see Andy Peloquin's new release? Trial of Stone: Heirs of Destiny Book 1


A kingdom of death. A war for power and profit. Young heroes caught in the crossfire. Kodyn expected hardships along his journey to return a kidnapped girl to her father. Yet harsh deserts and cutthroat bandits prove far less lethal than the foes that await him in Shalandra, the City of the Dead. In the shadows of golden spires carved from mountain stone, currents of corruption and vice run deep. Priests of the god of death rule with an iron fist, imposing a rigid caste system that elevates some to a life of privilege and condemns others to miserable squalor. Together with Aisha, a fierce warrior from the north with the mystical ability to speak to the dead, Kodyn must survive the cesspool of high society deceit and betrayal. Polite smiles hide sharp knives. Killers, criminals, and bloodthirsty cultists lurk around every corner. Can these youths overcome impossible odds to save the realm?

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Doomed Cases - Box Set

Joanna Mazurkiewicz

A missing royal. A love triangle. Can Maxine crack the case before her heart is ripped in two? Maxine Brodeur has spent the past year recovering from a devastating breakup with Prince Arthur -- the realm’s future king. She’s kept a low profile as a half-human/half-demon, spending her days running “Doomed Cases,” a private supernatural agency. After illegally revealing her powers to save a human girl from attack, she gets an ominous letter bearing the royal seal. Rather than being punished, Maxine is hired to find the young, kidnapped Prince George. Back in the secretive life of the royals, she must learn to work alongside sexy detective Zachary Quinton. Her new partner has no respect for the rules, and her ex-lover Arthur is doing everything he can to win her back. Will Maxine find the missing prince quickly or will she cause another royal scandal in the process?


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Upcoming release

Got your finger on that pre-order button? Sian B. Claven has an upcoming release; her very first Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel.

In a world where transport is the main control of the universe, one spacehiker is tasked with the unfortunate job of helping two refugees get across the civilised universe without being detected. The only problem is it sounds easier than it’s done. With no trust between them, Jasy must get Mark and Lizzie the hell out of dodge for a reason they won’t tell her. While Mark and Lizzie must place their safety, their lives, in the hands of someone who breaks the law on a daily basis. From award-winning author Sian B. Claven comes her first fantasy novel debut – Unlikely Hero: A spacehiker adventure


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Recommended Read

The Curse by Kristin Ping is currently on my bedside table. Why not add it to yours?


Dreamcatchers can't ward off nightmares if your nightmare is your reality? Moving to a small town is the last thing Melanie wanted, but her entire family, even her identical twin, Emily, assures her it's the best thing for her family. But Melanie knows it's just another form of punishment, because that's all her family does to her—punishes her. Emily just wants her sister back, wants to recover their twin bond after she broke her sister's trust. But something evil is waiting in their new house… When Melanie falls into the clutches of an ancient darkness, Emily is the only one who can save her. Will their bond be strong enough to break the curse? Or will Emily lose her sister forever?

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Valentine's Day Fantasy Giveaway's

12th to 16th Feb. only! Check out these freebies while they are available!


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A Gothic Fairy Tale

The Black Rose Witch by Michael W. Huard LOVE, ROMANCE, WITCHCRAFT, & MONSTERS On a secluded isle, somewhere in the sands of time, Svetlana, a poor farmer's daughter must taint her soul to save her heart. As a late arrival in the school year, she hopes to fit in, yet the other teens tease her for lack of nice clothing and cleanliness. Little does she know MONSTERS are watching and everything is about to change. Svetlana is living in a Gothic fairy tale, a mysterious fantasy full of magic, revenge, love, and creatures that go bump in the night. And in the end it all comes down to one rose. This is the prequel "novelette" in a series of such leading up to a Gothic fantasy Novel. if you're a fan of Grimm fairy tales, folklore, horror, werewolves, vampires, witches, faeries, curses, magic, dungeons & dragons, and mythology, you're going to enjoy these tales.


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Box Set - The Legend of the Gods

by Aaron Hodges

Grab over 1000 pages of Epic Fantasy in this Three Book Set by New York Times Bestselling Author Aaron Hodges!

A century since the departure of the Gods, the Three Nations are now united beneath the Tsar. Magic has been outlawed, its power too dangerous to remain unchecked. All Magickers must surrender themselves to the crown, or face imprisonment and death. Alana's mundane life has just been torn apart by the emergence of her brother's magic. Now they must leave behind everything they’ve ever known and flee – before the Tsar’s Stalkers pick up their trail. Tasked with hunting down renegade Magickers, the merciless hunters will stop at nothing to bring them before the Tsar’s judgement. As the noose closes around Alana and her brother, disgraced hero Devon finds himself at odds with the law when he picks a fight with the wrong man. The former warrior has set aside his weapons, but now, caught between the renegades and the Stalkers, he is forced to pick a side – the empire, or the innocent.


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The Wolf of Dorian Gray: Box Set

Brian Ference

Available at a discounted price for a limited time only, this is Box Set contains the following books in The Wolf of Dorian Gray series: A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man (Book 1) Purgatoryof the Werewolf (Book 2) Lupări: Werewolf Hunter (Book 3)


"If you are a fan of werewolf fiction, this series is a must-read. Ference's writing and ability to spin a powerful tale is top notch." - Nickel Crow, author of Master of the Hunt

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Fantasy Giveaway

Get these books fast! This promotion ends March 11th!


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Dragon's Fire (Beating Back the Darkness Book 1)

Tiger Herbert


A rising tide of violence is spreading across the land, and it threatens to cast all of Aurion into war and chaos. Slayvin, a dragon straight out of nightmare, is at the heart of the corruption. Using dark, and sorcerous power, the shadow drake bends and twists the will of those who would seek his power for their own. As the dragon wages his war, the survivors are left with a choice; forge unlikely alliances among the disparate races, or become enslaved. In either case, the future is grim. It is a future of war. Axes are sharpened, bows are strung, and cryptic prophecies are examined for the one thing that is all but lost—hope.


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More mentions



Giveaway 4th to 18th February 2019


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The Cremelino Prophecy

by Mike Shelton


Magic is neither good nor evil. It's power lies in the heart of a wizard. (complete set, includes The Path Of Destiny, The Path Of Decisions, The Path of Peace) Darius San Williams, son of one of King Edward's councilors, cares little for his father's politics and vows to leave the city of Anikari to protect and bring glory to the Realm. When a new-found and ancient magic emerges within him, he must decide where his heart lies. Will he use his magic to destroy all he hates or turn his heart to save all he loves? Each of us have a destiny. Will Darius find his?

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Dragon Mage Academy: Princess of Dragons

Cordelia Castel

A disguised princess. A murder most malicious. A dragon condemned to death. Desperate to escape a forced marriage, seventeen-year-old Princess Alba disguises herself to join the all-male Dragon Mage Academy. Her plans go wrong when a dragon accused of murder forms a telepathic link: the deepest possible bond between dragon and rider. And it can only mean one thing: If the dragon is executed, Alba will die. With her fate intertwined with that of the condemned dragon, Alba must prove its innocence to save both their lives. But can she achieve this before the Academy’s rigorous regime breaks Alba’s spirit? If you like Eragon and Dragon Riders of Pern, you will love this page-turning fantasy adventure!


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To finish off, here's a quick reminder of what you can expect from me this year. Well, not so much a reminder for you, but more reminder for me to get on with writing them all, lol. YA Fantasy - Elemental Short Story: Luke Paranormal Fantasy: Forbidden Love Anthology Dystopian Fantasy: Resilient Fantasy Series: Dragonlore - Master of Legends Urban Fantasy: Dreamstate (I will try to squeeze this one in) Now... let me get back to moving those boxes otherwise I'll never get back to writing. Chat soon, Toni


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