Shadowborn (Alison Sinclair) released in paperback

On May 1, ROC (Penguin) released the mass market paperback of SFCanada member Alison Sinclair’s Shadowborn, third book in the trilogy that began with Darkborn (2009) and continued with Lightborn (2010). Shadowborn was first published in trade paperback June 2011.

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For the Darkborn, the touch of sunlight kills, while darkness is lethal for the Lightborn. For centuries, the two have lived in an uneasy peace, sharing the same city but never meeting. Now, with the rise of the Shadowborn, everything is about to change…

Condemned to death by the Darkborn for practicing sorcery, Lady Telmaine Hearne escaped her fate and is now bound with her mageborn allies for the Borders—and the war brewing there.

Also on the frontlines of the battle between Darkborn and Shadowborn is the assassin Floria White Hand, desperately maneuvering between allies and enemies to bring her Lightborn prince home safe.

The fragile alliance between Lightborn and Darkborn, between mage and non-mage, is endangered. The mage Tammorn is forced to become ambassador to the enemy. And a lifetime fighting the Shadowborn has not prepared Ishmael di Studier for what he will find when he follows the Call from the Shadowlands—and meets the woman behind it…

Read the opening chapter of Shadowborn.

 

SFC Members in New Anthology

RideTheMoonRide the Moon, the new anthology by Alberta’s new micro publisher, Tyche Books, is now available and feature stories by several SFCanada members.

SFC members with stories in the anthology include: Krista D. Ball, “On the Labrador Shore, She Waits”; Ada Hoffmann, “Moon Laws, Dream Laws”; Rebecca M. Senese, “Moon Dream”; Shereen Vedam “Aloha Moon”; and Edward Willett, “Je Me Souviens”.

From the Tyche Books website:

“For thousands of years, the Moon has inspired stories and legends about heroic animals, violent deities, and criminal humans. In modern times, those tales have been overshadowed by vampires and werewolves. It’s time for the Moon and her denizens to take back the night.

Follow us down a twisting path of fantasy and science fiction and rediscover the magic of the Moon. From Mermaids that collect souls to lunar colonies on the brink of disaster, inside these pages you will find out which lunar gods still walk among us and what new breed of monster you should be fearful of.

Ride the Moon contains 19 speculative fiction tales that showcase the breadth of writing styles from around the globe.”

Dawné Dominique releases Kindred Blood, III: The First

kindredbloodThe third novel in Dawné Dominique’s The First vampire series released in November, but has finally made its way to Canada and to a successful book signing at Chapters Polo Park. This is a different vampire series, and certainly not Twilight. Biblical fact and fiction crash headlong in this saga.

 

Available through:  www.purplesword.com

Barnes & Noble, Amazon, etc.

Review Manic Readers:

… Kindred Blood, III: The First is tense and emotional. The First series moves from strength to strength. There are no “slow moments,” simply too much is going on, in some form or fashion, throughout the book. New and exciting characters are introduced and we learn more about Daniella’s past and origins. Revenge, retribution, a little humbling, our lovers pushed to their limits and beyond, rousing action, secrets revealed, and questions answered even while revelations raise new ones. …

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To Unimagined Shores: Collected Stories by Sherry D. Ramsey

TUS_cover_thumbnailSherry D. Ramsey’s new collection of short stories, To Unimagined Shores, released last week from Third Person Press in print and ebook formats.

The collection includes sixteen previously published stories which appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including On Spec, Simulacrum, Fantasy Magazine, The Day the Men Went to Town, Michael Stackpole’s The Chain Story Project, Gateway S-F, Neo-opsis and others. The seventeenth is a bonus story, never before published.

The book is on sale directly from the Third Person Press website in print or as an instant ebook download in various formats, or from amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s or Smashwords.

“Sherry D. Ramsey’s short stories are filled with vibrant characters, good writing, and thrum with humanity, even when there aren’t many actual humans in the story. Fans of speculative fiction should definitely check out To Unimagined Shores.” ~ Mark A. Rayner, author of The Amadeus Net and Marvellous Hairy.