The winners of the Five Thousand Stars giveaway are:
- Dave V
- Jessica C
I will email to arrange prize delivery. Congratulations!
- Dave V
- Jessica C
Inn: (11 chapters)
Starts memorably with "The inn fell sideways". This is an epic fantasy partial, where an entire inn (containing 50 people) is transported in moments to a magical wasteland. Because.
Lammersgach: (24 chapters - technically complete)
A spy meets a demon snake and regrets it. I call this 'the demon rape book'. It's not terrible, but not quite salvageable.
Lines of Resonance: (8 chapters)
A world where mages can enhance their powers by linking with particular people capable of amplifying power (not nearly so easily as a Touchstone!). A prince is kidnapped, a mage needs power in a hurry, and the main character is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Mage Trap: (6 chapters)
This is Sleeping Beauty if Sleeping Beauty was an annoying man with enormous magical power.
Rune-spinners: (13 chapters)
Space archaeology, black market 'jackals', world discovery, a genius hiding her smarts, and a fellow with purple-dyed hair, the face of a Pre-Raphaelite Angel and enough arrogance for two.
Solitary Stars: (8 chapters)
A solo survey pilot is kidnapped by people racing to be first to find a legendary planet. [Reads much like an Andre Norton novel with excuses for sex.]
Surrogate: (11 1/2 chapters)
For a book I refer to as "the space naga smut" this has a whole one sex scene in it (so far). The focus is mainly on being captured by space pirates, deadly mines, and, ah, the consequences of the sex. [Title should give you some ideas there.]
Talismans of Godshelm: (5 chapters)
An attempt at a redraft of my first novel - a collection quest involving masses of cliches. [I can't send the original Tals, since I typed it on an actual typewriter and very much don't want to transcribe it. However, I might entertain you all when I get home by scanning a few pages - iirc it starts with a prince falling into a puddle.]
The Shadow of Wings: (8 1/2 chapters)
A rare from a male viewpoint fantasy novel involving a super-stoic prince facing an oncoming evil, but struggling rather more with the discovery he has a heart to break.
The Sleeping Life: (14 1/2 chapters)
The sequel to Stained Glass Monsters - this will be finished in the next year or so, theoretically, so you'd at least get to see how it ends eventually.
Wellspring: (7 1/2 chapters)
One I intend to go on with one day - magic as a limited and difficult to transport resource. Plus a murder mystery. [I think I could add "plus a murder mystery" to half my story ideas.]The giveaway runs to mid-November (since I'm not back in Australia 'til then). Best of luck!