Forlorn Part V

It was dark by the time the King had left the woods near Saoirse’s home, headed down the mountain to the valley below where Liam’s home and people were waiting for his return. The men who stayed behind with Liam were settled around a small fire just to the south of the witch’s abode. Feeling …

Author Interview Series: Suzanna J. Linton

Author Interview with Suzanna J. Linton By Shannon Leigh Rivera   Instead of my regular Friday Fantasy release, I wanted to do an interview post with my friend and fellow writer, Suzanna J. Linton. A few months ago I was running solicitations for guest writers for my site. Suzanna had contacted me asking for more …

Forlorn Part IV

Saoirse woke to the smell of wet dog as Ardal nudged his cold nose in the crux of her neck and then licked her face. “Get off, get off…” Saoirse muttered as she pushed the fluffy bulk of Ardal away. He whimpered and stumbled and she sighed at the sound. Her head was pounding from …

The Jewel of Rajai Part IV

The Jewel of Rajai Part IVWe left behind the temple after three days and made our way, without incident to the coast city of Lumar where we arrived to great fanfare. There was a festival being held in our honor, but we did not attend. Instead, Rahmi ordered that we would set to sea three days …

The Jewel of Rajai- Part III

Once we had left the gates of the palace, the carriages were stopped and I was whisked away to my own separate travel coach. We were to travel separately in case of attack but also to keep us from doing anything untoward until our official wedding ceremony before the Rajaian High Priestess. When I stepped …

Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins- Envy A YA Anthology Envy can either drive us to be better or sink into self-pity and resentment. It can make us miserable and petty, or be the driving force behind positive change. From cavemen to immortals and ghosts to valedictorians, the characters of our stories know what it’s like to want …

A Shadow and Mist Series- Book One

Of Rebels and Ruin A Shadow and Mist Series Book One Tengoku is an Elven Empire in turmoil.  It has been twenty-three years since the great civil war that saw the rise of Emperor Lao’shun and his Dra’karan faction over the Ki’saari faction who’d once been in power. After the loss of their lands, the Ki’saari were …

Novella

The Court of the Black Crane by Shannon Leigh Rivera In the Elven Kingdom of Tengoku, secrets rule the land. Where one hand plots, the other is extended in friendship. The shadows are always one’s ally, especially in the Court of the Black Crane.

The Shroud of Koji

Massive orange jade columns held up a domed ceiling painted with the scenes of the Forbidden City and the gods and goddesses who inhabited it. As we walked further into the empty building, our footfalls echoed on the black granite floors, still smooth and polished even after a thousand years of neglect. It was as …