From Publishers Weekly–“Recounting the adventures of five people caught in a quandary of allegiances and passions brought on by the Civil War, this engrossing debut dramatizes the preamble to the 1862 battle between Texans fighting for the South and Union troops reinforced by ragtag Coloradans at Glorieta Pass, just outside Santa Fe, N.Mex. The characters, whose paths cross on the trail from Colorado to Texas in 1861, include an illiterate miner who dreams of becoming a gentleman by commanding a company of Colorado Volunteers; an orphaned young Bostonian woman adjusting to life in Santa Fe; the son of a Texas rancher who fights for the Confederates; a Tennessee man torn between conflicting loyalties; and a young Colorado officer with a murky past. Although at times the pace is slowed by a superfluity of characters and subplots, Nagle’s tidy prose evokes memorable protagonists, vivid landscapes and high suspense, not only in the gut-wrenching action but also in the relationships between her characters.”
(Swords Over FireshoreSwords Over Fireshore by Pati Nagle Genre: Fantasy Price: 4.99 Where to Get It: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book View Cafe
The tale of the ælven’s struggle against their kindred foes, the vampiric alben, continues…
Eliani and Turisan, mindspeakers separated by duty the day after their handfasting, yearn to be reunited as they aid in the fight to hold onto Fireshore. The capital city of that realm has been captured by the alben leader, Shalár, and along with it, Fireshore’s governor and Eliani’s beloved cousin!
Shalár now has her eye on Woodrun, the center of Fireshore’s darkwood production. As Turisan races to bring an army to Woodrun’s defense, Eliani must rescue the captives from Shalár’s toils. Hiding from alben pursuers in the darkwood forest, she encounters a group of exiles, the Lost, who suffer the alben’s curse of bloodthirst but strive to follow the ælven creed.
Are the Lost enemies or friends? Ælven or alben? The distinctions blur as the ælven approach a conflict that could destroy their hope of holding Fireshore.
What they’re saying about it:
“This series gets more interesting with each book. This world is a complex one where characters have to negotiate relationships and loyalties which kept me turning the pages. Characters that were introduced in the earlier books The Betrayal and The Heart of the Exiled are brought forward to enrich the story line.”
*Immortal by Pati Nagle Genre: YA Fantasy Romance Price: $4.99 Where to Get It: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book View Cafe
What do you do if the most gorgeous guy you’ve ever seen asks for your help?
No brainer. Len Whiting is smitten from the minute she sees the stranger’s amazing eyes. She agrees to help Caeran find the healer he’s been seeking in rural New Mexico. What Len doesn’t know is that neither Caeran nor the healer is human: they’re immortal ælven, and they’re locked in an ancient struggle with the vampires who are their kin. Len wants Caeran’s love, and wants to help the healer find a cure—but first they must cope with the bloodthirsty vampire who’s got his sights set on them all
What they’re saying about it:
“I could not put this eBook down and I could hardly wait to get back to it when I did have to set it aside to do silly stuff like work, eat, sleep etc.” —Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff