It’s the time of year when everyone is scurrying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and just default to a gift card or some fuzzy socks (though, admittedly, I do love me some fuzzy socks), but why not consider … BOOKS!
Buying books from indie authors supports writers and since these are names that not everyone has heard of yet, you might be introducing your loved one to their next favorite author.
Check out these links to sales pages run by Fellowship of Fantasy members!
Jenelle writes fantasy adventure stories for the young and the young-at-heart. If you enjoy a daring adventure with a side of whimsy, a sprinkle of charming, and a dash of fairy tale flavoring, then these are the books you’re looking for. Designed specifically for families who love to read together!
Laura VanArendonk Baugh writes bestselling fantasy in a variety of flavors! Find epic fantasy and adventure in the award-winning The Songweaver’s Vow or Shard & Shield, the exciting opener to the Shard of Elan series. (These books are best for late teen and above.) Or try a historical reimagining of a young drummer’s journey with the Magi in So To Honor Him. Good Spell Gone Bug is a short, fun read about magic gone terribly, horribly wrong, and Kitsune-Tsuki is the first of a series of short and long tales set in Heian-Kamakura Japan with traditional youkai. And be sure to stop by LauraVAB.com to get signed paperbacks (customized for gifting), swag, and stickers, but also to sign up for free stories in your inbox!
Kandi J Wyatt writes family-friendly fantasy full of adventure and dragons. Even when she tries to keep them out, dragons show up in unexpected places. Her books are great for those reluctant early teen readers as well as the fantasy lover on your list. To Save a Race is a steampunk retelling of the Esther story, so better for mid-teens and up. If you have a young reader you’d like to introduce to classic fantasy, Journey from Skioria is perfect for that. Feel free to explore her website or sign up for her newsletter at https://kandijwyatt.com
H. L. Burke offers a variety of fantasy fiction from heartfelt, funny middle grade to snarky superhero fictions, but all with heart, humor, and a sense of wonder. Consider Cora & the Nurse Dragon or her illustrated new release Spider Spell for younger readers or the Supervillain Rehabilitation Project series for your Marvel fans.
If it’s speculative fiction, Sarah Ashwood probably likes it and she may even write it. Sarah’s Sunset Lands Beyond trilogy is a portal/epic series centering on an unlikely (and also unwilling) heroine destined to save Aerisia, a parallel world. Beyond the Sunset Lands picks up in Aerisia where the first trilogy left off, while Knight’s Rebirth is a fun fairytale fantasy about an undead knight, a plucky princess, and a dragon out for revenge. Sarah’s latest offering is her Stones of Fire series, an urban fantasy/shapeshifter/mafia crossover that incorporates elements of folklore and mythology from around the world. This series is currently being rapid released, and the final installment will debut early 2021.
Jim Doran is the author of high fantasy novels with a fairy tale twist. His stories are designed to whisk the reader away to another age. His novel Kingdom’s Advent consists of six short stories of endangered pixies and industrious giants, wishing wells and imprisoned towns, sorcery and swordsmanship—and cursed corsets too. To learn more about Jim, visit jimdorantales.com.
Selina J. Eckert is a scientist-by-day, writer-by-night author of magical worlds and fantastical retellings. She loves to write stories about women who can not only overcome their circumstances but also grow and overcome the demons that live within their own hearts and minds… with a touch of magic, because, hey, who couldn’t use a little magic in their life? She is currently releasing fairytale retellings each season in Seasons of Magic and completing This Curse while gearing up for a new clean urban fantasy series in autumn 2021. For a full list of her books and all the latest updates, you can find her at selinajeckert.com.
Katy Huth Jones is a hybrid writer in multiple genres but prefers epic fantasy. Mercy’s Prince is a standalone first in a series, medieval Christian fantasy with dragons. Dolan’s Bride is a standalone first in a series set in the same world, both suitable for ages 12 and up. Leandra’s Enchanted Flute is a standalone first in a magical world of snarky talking birds, and The Dragon Who Saved Christmas is only available on Kindle, both for all ages.
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