Note: The next novel in the series, The Shape of Darkness (Heavy Lies the Crown), is now available for pre-order!
Caution the evil seated on the East throne.
Caution the wraiths who hunt the shadows alone.
Caution the darkness that crosses your sight.
For you, my Queen, are the fearless starlight.

On any normal evening, Amala Ashcroft, Queen of the Shadow People, would feel honored by a God’s presence. But Fate, one of the four Divine Gods, does not visit for pleasantries. He visits to save his realm, his creations, and his legacy.

Amala has no choice. She can feel the darkness rising in the realm and knows her people will be the first to fall. To save her kingdom, she allows Fate to bless her unborn daughter with unimaginable magical gifts.

She can only hope that someday, her daughter will be the true sword who cleaves the darkness.

? ? ? ? ? “An intricate world that is so intriguing you won’t be able to stop reading once you start. A perfect beginning to an exciting new series.”K.A. Fox, USA TODAY Bestselling Author of The Devil’s Own & Judas Kiss

? ? ? ? ? “A worthy prequel to a truly epic saga.” – Martin Wilsey, Author of Bestselling SOLSTICE 31 SAGA
From bestselling and award-winning author D. Fischer, arrives the highly anticipated Heavy Lies the Crown, a series for fans of Throne of Glass, The Red Queen, and The Cruel Prince. The Woe of Shadows is the prequel of Heavy Lies the Crown, all based in the world of D. Fischer’s Divinus Kingdom. Divinus Kingdom is interconnecting novels that branch from one series to the next.

Finalist for the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Award!

“A strong literary fantasy novel about race, family, and time-traveling.” — IndependentBookReview.com 
On the morning of her wedding in 1859, West African clan princess Amara wakes to find she is blessed — or cursed — with the power of prophecy. In her visions, she sees the slaver Van Owen, who will soon arrive on her shores. Her father will challenge the invaders, wielding magic against rifles and whips, and setting in motion Amara’s bid for freedom — a quest that will extend for five generations. But no wait is too long, for Amara can see far into the future, and Van Owen is immortal.

From the past, Amara can only watch as Van Owen hunts her descendants in modern day Harlem — Terry, 15, the target of a school bully; Regina, 11, who stopped speaking years ago; Jerome, 17, who seems so well-adjusted; and Warren, 26, a down-on-his-luck drifter. But Amara knows what they all have in common: a power they have not yet fully discovered, a power they inherited from her. What she doesn’t know is how she can help them in their battle against Van Owen. After all, in their time, Amara has been dead for 70 years!

What happens when a God gives the gift of his life? What consequences does it have on a simple world? Vim… Energy so powerful that it changes the fundamental makeup of everyone it touches.
Follow the lives of five sets of characters, each with there own unique experience with the Watchers gift.

A small group of soldiers in a war that seems destined to never end, until its overshadowed by a flaming ball form the heavens. Their lives turned upside down in minutes as the battle they think will be the end of them turns into their salvation, and their damnation at the same time. What happens to them could be considered a fate worse than death, or a blessing from a god. follow them as they deal with the lose of comrades and the changes taking place inside them, as they hunt for a place to call home.
Master Edson Pentol, a senior member of the Druid’s Found, and his Apprentice Bryson have their lives completely derailed as the falling ball of fire streaks over the found. Killing some and changing others. Master Pentol is seemingly unaffected by the occurrence, but Bryson takes sick, only to be given the gift of foresight. He doesn’t understand it or why its happening to him, but it unlocks a possible future that could be the end of everything they know.

Geldune Ramhaeng was the orphan of a farmer, taken in by the butcher that used to buy cattle from is now dead family. He’s been the slaughterhouse apprentice for longer than he can remember, but when the bright light streaks over the small place he calls home it brings devastation and illness. Taken ill himself, he’s bedridden for what seems like days. When he finally starts to recover, he’s not alone. Somethings else is there in his head. Geldune doesn’t know what to do when the voice starts to talk to him. He’s even more confused when the shadows start to listen to him as if he’s part shadow himself. The voice wants him to do bad things…and the shadows gives him the power to do them.

Tammalay Brook, a small Afian girl, with her snow white hair and crystal blue eyes, loves her life in the small lake town of Eldiam Cleve. Her aunt and uncle love her as if she is their own, so when the fireball reaches them, and her uncles tries to kill her aunt for being a demon and she has to run fro help, its a nightmare she cant seem to wake up from. She rushes into town to get a doctor to find the whole town has gone mad. Dead bodies litter the street, and the worse part is it looks like they did it themselves. Tammalay goes back home without the help she promised, but it turns out she doesn’t need help. She has the power to heal. All she needs is contact with water. When she learns this, she decides to go to the Druids found to seek help with this new power. This trek set into motion events destined to change the world.

A young man killed in a war he had to fight. slain and left to rote in a blood-soaked wasteland, only to rise weeks later, skin frozen from the setting winter. With eyes crusted shut he stumbles to a stream and tries to wash it clean. But he cant wash away the gaping wound in his chest, or the colorless eyes of death that stares back at him in the stream. When his fractured memory returns and he realizes what he is, he can think of only one thing to do… find his crew. The only family he’s every really known. Maybe they can help him. Maybe if he can track them down, they can help him end the nightmare that he sees in the waters surface.
A Watcher’s Gift Novel

Don’t read this book.

Not if you want to maintain your protected status as an ignorant human.

The truth wouldn’t make any sense, anyways. It would just melt your brain, cause you to involuntarily assume the fetal position (and mumble things about butterflies and rainbows), turn you into a depressed and colorful pile of goo, and make you wish you were a dung beetle.

You’ll definitely be happier with your current idea of what’s real, and no one likes to be a pile of goo, no matter the color. Believe me, I’ve asked several former-humans-now-piles of goo.

Hopefully this is enough to dissuade you from reading further. Actually, I would wager three nacho-flavored jackalopes that you’ll stop reading this book description right now.

If you’re still reading this, I have one question for you?

Why?

You should have moved on to another book already. Haven’t I been clear? Turn back now, while you still have a choice. Once you read this book, and you find out the truth about …

… them …

… they will hunt you and they will find you. You won’t even know you’ve been ensnared by their magic.

You will never be the same.

And you may end up like James Peters.

5 years after his father disappeared, James was still puzzled. The authorities had pronounced his father dead months after he’d vanished, but James knew he was still alive, he could feel it in his bones. It’s just that no one believes a 13-year-old.

Then, someone turned up …

… someone James had forgotten.

He was the only person around when James’ dad vanished, and the guy doesn’t want to have anything to do with James. But there’s more.

Weird things happen around the man.

Things that shouldn’t.

Things that look an awful lot like magic.

Will James figure out what happened to his father? Or will he end up suffering the same fate?

If you purchase this book to find out it may be the last sane thing you ever do.

Get it now.

But don’t say you haven’t been warned.

The Seven Sisters Cottonwood Omnibus Edition: Includes all 9 books (Bargain Read)

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Updated & Expanded FULL Omnibus version for Feb 2020!

The Seven Sisters Ultimate Cottonwood Saga, including two bonus stories.

When historian Carrie Jo Jardine accepted her dream job as the chief historian at Seven Sisters in Mobile, Alabama, she had no idea what she would encounter.

The moldering old plantation housed more than a few boxes of antebellum artifacts and forgotten oil paintings.

Secrets lived there–and they demanded to be set free.

When young, wealthy Ashland Stuart offered Carrie Jo the job, he had no idea that she had a secret of her own.

An unexpected accident takes Carrie Jo back in time as a witness to life at the plantation over 150 years ago.

An impassioned plea from Ashland puts Carrie Jo in a precarious position as the two work together to find young and beautiful missing heiress Calpurnia Cottonwood.

A collection of journals and a series of dreams give Carrie Jo all the clues she needs to find the missing girl, but both a present-day danger and one from the past try to stop her.

Will Carrie Jo solve the mystery of the houseor will she go missing forever herself?

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The Seven Sisters Complete Cottonwood Saga Includes:

1. Seven Sisters

2. Moonlight Falls on Seven Sisters

3. Shadows Stir at Seven Sisters

4. The Stars That Fell

5. The Stars We Walked Upon

6. The Sun Rises Over Seven Sisters

7. Christmas at Seven Sisters

8. Ghost on a Swing

9. Beyond Seven Sisters

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Meet M.L. Bullock

Author of the best-selling Seven Sisters series, M.L. Bullock has been storytelling since she was a child. In fact, she was a quite an excellent liar and decided early on that she’d rather live in her own head than the real world. Born in Antigua, British West Indies, she has had a lifelong love affair with haunted houses, lonesome beaches and forgotten places. She currently lives on the Gulf Coast and regularly haunts her favorite hangout, Dauphin Island. A visit to Historic Oakleigh House in Mobile, Alabama inspired her successful supernatural suspense Seven Sisters series.

The crown prince would love nothing more than to make the newly appointed castle healer his wife, but she has no intentions of becoming the future ruler of Gilvary. Will he ever convince her otherwise?

Prince Reagan Barnali never expected to end up as ruler of Gilvary, but after the death of his father and older brother, he has no choice but to take the reins. He is worried about his mother who has suffered a break down in health since her husband’s death, and he also has the sole responsibility of his two younger brothers. Despite all of these burdens, he still has time to think about the only woman he has ever wanted to settle down with—Gwendolyn Alexander. He has somehow persuaded her to leave her home and come to Gilvary as the castle healer, now if he could just convince her into becoming his wife, it would make everything better.

Gwen jumps at the opportunity for a fresh start. There has been nothing wrong with her life up until now other than the fact that she has lived in her best friend’s shadow, and her father still sees her as his little girl. Can she really take on the job of healer? The flirting begins as soon as she arrives in Gilvary, but she is familiar with Prince Reagan’s bad-boy ways. Just when she finally surrenders her trust, trouble from his past arrives.

A law enacted by his own father could force him to marry another. Could it be God’s will keeping Reagan and Gwen apart?

†Healing Gilvary is Christian Romance.

Book 3- Restoring Dermot- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073XPCXB4

Andrea Boyd also writes contemporary Christian Romance

Sweet Tea Holiday Collection
Heart’s Desire -New Year’s Eve

Walden Beach Series/Contemporary Romance
Irresistibly Yours
Persuaded
Love’s Redemption

Upon A Dream- part of the Once Upon A Christmas collection.

The Spencer Family
Mistletoe Kiss- novella
Waiting For You

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2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist – Young Author

After Gabriel Draven smuggles home the Stone of the Seven Realms, his fear of facing consequences launches him and his oddball family on a rollicking run for their lives across the world they only thought they knew. As his journey takes him out of his realm and into another, Gabriel discovers that the deepest mystery lies at the heart of his own family, and he must do whatever it takes to find his way back home.

Strong and unapologetic, full of vivid, well-timed simile and lilting rhythm, bright with humor, at times bursting into a depth of pure simplistic beauty, The Book Of Secrets looks beyond the typical medieval swords-and-sorcery and, instead, introduces mystical creatures, absurd new worlds, and, at its heart, a hymn of praise to the complicated bond of siblinghood.

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Witches are being murdered in Austin. But how do you put the monster back in the vault?

The three witches of Pressler Street are the city’s only hope but they are running out of time.

A deadly creature has been locked away for millennia in plain sight. But big sister, Laura accidentally set the creature free and no one remembers how to put it back.

Find the witch-killer and stop its path of destruction on Austin. But what spell to use? Can the sisters figure it out?

Better hurry! He’s gunning for the Hadstrom sisters first. Time to come together and finally learn how to blend their unique powers into something new.

Can the sisters come together to save their fellow witches and save themselves?

From the best selling author of The Leira Chronicles:

  1. The Magic Legacy
  2. Making Magic
  3. Spellbound Magic
  4. Magic Trinity
  5. Magic United
  6. Magic Underground
  7. Magic Unbound
  8. Magic Reclaimed

Click read for free or buy now and join in the adventure in The Magic Legacy!

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Meet Martha Carr

Hello, I’m a bestselling author from Austin, Texas. I live there with the good dogs, Lois Lane and Leela, and spend most of my time dreaming of Elves, Witches, Wizards and other magical worlds. I was a nerdy kid from the jump, performing magic at my little brother’s birthday party, saving up for DC comic books, inventing elaborate 3D board games or making treasure hunts with a lot of clues that led all over the house. Jeff was a very tolerant little brother who went along with my schemes. In those days, we were known as M&J.

Fast forward through writing for the Washington Post, having a nationally syndicated column on politics, a few books and FINALLY, I got back to that inner nerdy kid and started writing about Elves and Wizards and magic again in the bestselling series, THE LEIRA CHRONICLES. A little thriller, a lot of magic, some loyal friends, a swearing troll and a detective named Leira Berens who never gives up and always believes in the possibilities. All adds up to a really good time and feels like I finally came home. A lot more adventures to follow…