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#sundayshorts Under the Needle’s Eye- Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories


Sunday Shorts is a new meme. The rules are easy, a short story, an anthology of short stories, a novella, or a quick weekend read that is also short on your wallet!

Please join us at our Goodreads Group and see whats on our shelf! Also please add your link to the Linky at the hosts’ blog here, so everyone can easily hop from blog to blog  and read your short! This is a brand new Meme that I hope will grow! ENJOY!

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Here are a few words on each story in the anthology!

Worry Doctor, by Linda DeMeulemeester

In a future society run by institution, no child need suffer unhappymemories. The worry doctors see to that. But when Teacher Angela isasked to find a dissident, she must once more undergo mind shaping.As Angela’s discarded memories begin to surface, the veneer of herharmonious life begins to crack.

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Winners of the Charlotte E English’s Draykon Series giveaway!


We’ve has an amazing week with Charlotte, with a lot of people getting introduced to her wonderful Draykon Series. I really want to that Charlotte for taking the time out, during one of the most important weeks of her writing and coming to visit the blog and sharing such wonderful insights into her writing and her books with us

 As many of you already know, we had a huge giveaway to launch the third and final book in the series during the Featured Author Week. Thank you to everyone who entered. As with all giveaways, not everyone can win, but quite a few of you have! So, congratulations to all our winners, and for everyone else, remember to check out Charlotte’s books here.

For those of you who missed the extravaganza, here is a quick recap:

And now for the big announcement! Here are our winners of the giveaway!

Winners of the entire series:

  1. bn100
  2. Amber Ivers

Winners of individual books:

Draykon:
  1. Larry Kroesing
  2. Penumbra
  3. Elisa Nuckle
  4. puttputt1198eve
  5. Anubha Agarwal
Lokant:
  1. Tricia
  2. Kimara Cheney
  3. Erick Ruvalcaba
Orlind:
  1. Omkar Kumbhar

Congratulations! Congratulations! Congratulations!

The winners will be contacted directly by Charlotte soon, so be on the lookout for an email from her! Also, please respond to the email as soon as possible, as I would have to draw a different winner if we don’t hear back from our winners within 72 hours. Remember to visit the Giveaways page to enter into more exciting giveaways running currently!

Cover Reveal for Orlind (Draykon, #3) by Charlotte E. English


This is something I have been waiting desperately for! When I first received the ARC of Orlind, I wanted to know what the cover was going to look like. Each book in Charlotte’s series has had remarkably wonderful, eye-catching covers.  The art work is simply mesmerizing on each of them. When I heard that the cover would not be ready for quite some time, I was hugely disappointed. I kept pestering Charlotte for updates which she did not really have.

Well, the wait is finally over! Today, I get to reveal the fantastic cover for the third and final book in the Draykon Series!

The cover depicts one of the seminal points in the story, where Llandry and Pensould are fighting the war, on the side of the humans. I won’t say more as I do not want to give away a MAJOR plot point. I think you should just go ahead and read this amazing series if you want to know more! 😛

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Cover Reveal for Orlind (Draykon, #3)

by Charlotte E. English!

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Mr Warvel’s Red Cloak – A short story from the Draykon World


The Red Cloak

‘Great game! I should never have given up glowball.’ Pitren Warvel, the picture of youthful health and exuberance, slapped his quieter friend on the back.

Edwae Geslin’s answering smile was weak. ‘You’re only saying that because we won.’

‘That doesn’t hurt,’ Tren agreed with untouched cheer. ‘That’s your doing, of course. You were always the best at the Academy.’

‘Not at all,’ Ed demurred. Tren shook his head, smiling, but he didn’t argue. Ed was shorter then he was, his frame slight and not at all robust. Self-effacing by nature, he was inclined to interpret these physical characteristics as grave flaws; but glowball favoured those with agility, dexterity and strong sorcerous talent as much as those with brute strength, and in these areas Edwae excelled.

‘Come on,’ said Tren. ‘I’ve just got time to catch a bit of the next game, if we hurry.’

‘Oh? Someplace else to be?’ Ed followed as Tren made for the door, weaving his way through the untidy rows of glowball players still changing out of their games attire.

‘I’m on Cloak duty tonight,’ Tren said over his shoulder.

‘Oh? I thought it was Mern’s night?’

‘Had to go to the infirmary. I’m standing in for her.’ Stepping out into the air, Tren breathed deep. It was one of those crisp, fresh nights, invigoratingly clear. The moon, half full, hung low on the horizon. Tren took careful note of its position.

‘Nothing serious, I hope?’ Ed caught up again as Tren turned back towards the games fields. The sounds of the game carried far in the still air: a roar from the crowd followed by a burst of applause. Tren quickened his step.

‘She didn’t say,’ he replied with a shrug. ‘Didn’t seem troubled though.’

‘I’d have thought you would know.’ Ed cast him a meaningful glance.

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Review of Orlind (Draykon #3) by Charlotte E. English


Orlind (Draykon #3) by Charlotte E. English

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: If you have not read the previous two books in the series, this review is going to have some major spoilers for you.

Do you like it when a series ends perfectly? Is it not nice to know that everything that was left unanswered in the previous books is finally answered by the author and the loose ends are tied together is the most perfect of bows? Personally, I don’t like series which end with things not explained clearly, or where it is left to the readers’ imagination about what happened to the characters after the series ended.  If you like your series to finally end, and to end well, then this is the book. This is definitely the biggest reason why I am giving this book a five-star rating.

At the end of the last book in the series, we all knew that a war was coming, a war where the draykoni were going to try and lay claim to the world and fight the humans to regain control. Well, we are definitely not disappointed in that regard. The war forms one of the main story arcs in the book and it is a grand war, with everyone from humans to drakoni to the Lokants involved in it. In fact, the second big story arc in the book is about how the Lokants influence and meddle with everything that is going on. Of course, as expected Krays and Limbane end up on opposite sides of the war. I can’t tell you much more about the lokants’ influence on the whole situation without giving away the ending, but I’ll just tell you that there is a lot more going on than you can ever imagine. The war between Limbane and Krays is much more important than some petty rivalry.

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