Here are a few of the new releases from members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers:
The Silver Wheel
by Mary Gillgannon 9/25/12
Paperback: $15.00 ebook: $4.99
"Visions of secret sacrifices, desperate battles, and magical transformations haunt Sirona, a young seeress struggling to save her people from the ravages of the Roman invaders. Driven from her beloved home, she shares her destiny with Cruthin, a childhood friend obsessed with seeking out the mysteries of the Otherworld, and Bryn, a warrior graced with unexpected wisdom who loves her with all his generous heart.
Sirona’s journey takes her through forested glens and treacherous bogs to the land of the northern tribes and the court of the warrior queen Boudica. As she risks her life and her immortal spirit to change the course of history, Sirona discovers it is not warfare that will defeat the invaders, but magic and the intense connection of her people to the mystical forces of their homeland.
Blending history, romance, magic and mysticism, The Silver Wheel tells the story of the Celtic Britons and the triumph of the eternal forces that guide all our destinies."
For more information about her books, visit Mary’s website. She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.
The Tainted City
by Courtney Schafer
Night Shade Books 10/12
Paperback $15.99 e-book $9.99
"Dev is a desperate man. After narrowly surviving a smuggling job gone wrong, he’s now a prisoner of the Alathian Council, held hostage to ensure his friend Kiran — former apprentice to one of the most ruthless mages alive — does their bidding.
But Kiran isn’t Dev’s only concern. Back in his home city of Ninavel, the child he once swore to protect faces a terrible fate if he can’t reach her in time, and the days are fast slipping away. So when the Council offers Dev freedom in exchange for his and Kiran’s assistance in a clandestine mission to Ninavel, he can’t refuse, no matter how much he distrusts their motives.
Once in Ninavel the mission proves more treacherous than even Dev could have imagined. Betrayed by allies, forced to aid their enemies, he and Kiran must confront the darkest truths of their pasts if they hope to save those they love and survive their return to The Tainted City."
You can learn more about Courtney and her books at her website and her blog. She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.
The Simple Truth: BP's Macondo Blowout
By J.A. (John) Turley
The Brier Patch, LLC 9/13/2012
Paperback $25.00 e-book $5.00
"On a quiet Tuesday evening in April 2010, leaders aboard Transocean's Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ran tests and declared BP's deep oil well to be secure. They were wrong. The resulting blowout and fire later that night killed 11, sank the rig in the mile-deep Gulf of Mexico, and left behind mourning families, an epic environmental oil spill, and questions that needed answers: Who, how, and what caused BP's blowout?
The Simple Truth dramatizes the drilling of BP's 3-1/2-mile-deep Macondo exploration well, albeit at the hands of fictional characters—surrogates for survivors and the eleven perfect witnesses who died that terrible night. You are invited to join the crew on the rig and share their lives as they drill ever deeper and the clock ticks down. But remember the rule: Zero tolerance for failure, because offshore there's nowhere to run."
For more information about John and his debut nonfiction novel, visit his website.
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