1. The Heart of Death

    The Heart of Death

    What’s dead is alive, what’s alive is dead… Now that the White Sorceress, Bringer of Life has been found, and the rightful King of Castilles restored to the throne, all that’s left to do is live happily ever after…until another ominous prophecy disrupts the peace.
  2. A Thousand Years to Wait

    A Thousand Years to Wait

    Prophecies are meant to unfold on their own—they can’t be forced into fruition. Or can they? When a war-torn kingdom is on the cusp of falling to a usurping general, a young healer who doesn't believe in magic is called upon to help a prophecy transpire. She must embrace the magic or lose everything


    “MARKED RAVEN is, hands down, one of the most original stories I have ever read... There are loads of humorous lines, action galore, mystery, a bit of magic, a lot of paranormal, and the main character I couldn’t get enough of." "J.B. Dane is a paranormal author to binge-read"
  4. Murder on Black Mountain

    Murder on Black Mountain

    Emma returns to her mountain home to bury her big brother, the town's Chief of Police. When the facts don't add up for Emma she to looks into the case and finds her self up against the town's founding family. The town doesn't know Emma can see auras and knows when someone is lying, so watch out.
  5. Fighting for Home:  Descendants of the Amazoi Book 1

    Fighting for Home: Descendants of the Amazoi Book 1

    300 B.C. tribes of warrior women battle to save their homeland. Some die; some find love. All are changed forever!
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    voodoo child.jpg

    Voodoo Child is Mid Grade published by Tell-Tale Publishing Voodoo Child blurb Left alone and homeless after the Haitian earthquake, Jean Benoit lives with foster parents in New Orleans. Oscar is an overweight underachiever whose mother abandoned him in Wal-Mart. He lives in the store hoping she...
  7. Pat Hauldren

    Discussion Lesson 4 Worldbuilding: Magic

    In Lesson 4, we talked about what magic is and how we make it different. Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke said: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law) English physicist & science...
  8. Pat Hauldren

    Lecture Lessons 4 & 5 - Magic, Mythology & Religion

    So we've come to our last lesson in our class. I've combined the last two because they are fairly short. There are discussion questons in the Homework section if you wish to share. Please use those questions as food for thought in your own stories. I'll have a compilation of all lessons...
  9. JimmyMorris

    Lecture Final Witchy Thoughts

    Blood Magic Blood magic obviously uses one precious fluid... blood. Not a lot of witches practice it, because it is often assumed to be associated with dark magic. It can be, but does not have to be. Blood magic does not require killing or sacrifice, which can be something people expect...
  10. JimmyMorris

    Lecture Other Witchly Stuff

    We're getting down to the end, so just a few more things that bear mentioning. And if you guys have questions about something I haven't covered, jump in and ask! Magic with candles - Candles of different colors can enhance or anchor spells. Always use a new candle, and color coordinate to...
  11. JimmyMorris

    Lecture Magical HerbsHerbs are used in just about every form of witchcraft, including voodoo and voudun. Th

    Herbs are used in just about every form of witchcraft, including voodoo and voudun. They are considered to contain Earth energy and are selected for each specific spell used. They also have medicinal properties, and so are used in poultices and medical remedies used by witches. The growing...
  12. JimmyMorris

    Lecture Witch's Spells

    There are several kinds of witch's spells that promise health, wealth, good fortune, revenge... almost anything you can imagine is supposedly solved by witchcraft. These spells can use herbs, candles, fabrics, hair and nails from the person, a picture, quartz or other stone, and metal. The most...
  13. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Lesson #10 - Confronting Villains - Part I

    Villains #10 Confronting Villains – Part I Pamela Jaye Smith Charms and Chants Deception Exposure In our search for order and meaning, and realizing our own frailty against time and nature, humans often call for outside assistance against all sorts of Villains. The ancients read...
  14. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Lesson #6 - Witches, Warlocks, Ghosts & Ghouls

    Villains #6 Witches, Warlocks, Ghosts & Ghouls Pamela Jaye Smith A. Witches, Warlocks and Dark Magicians B. Demons, Fairies, Elementals C. Ghosts Harry Potter, Twilight, Buffy, Supernatural… in the midst of the most scientifically advanced civilizations in history we’re seeing a...
  15. Magic, Mystery and Mirth

    Magic, Mystery and Mirth

    A collection of fanciful short stories
  16. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 7 Exercises

    EXERCISES Exercise 1. How would you define “magic” as it relates to your story world? Share with the group. Magic is the manipulation of energies to enact change, whether it is done internally, externally through the use of tools, or most likely, a .combination of the two. Exercise 2...
  17. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Myth, Magic, Metaphysics - Lesson 7 - The 3 Levels of Symbolism

    MYTH, MAGIC METAPHYSICS Lesson 7 – The 3 Levels of Symbolism Pamela Jaye Smith Sure, there are certain images that say scary (skeletons and vicious beasts), and some that say warm and fuzzy (puppies and kittens). But so much of what makes symbols and images work is their context...
  18. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 6 Exercises

    ***** Exercise #1 – Awareness Identify three gimmes in your favourite novel, movie, series, or game. How well do they work for you? Which three are in one of your own works? Answer #1 Carpathians series by Christine Feehan Mind Control/Telepathy Change form into mist, animals, etc Spell...
  19. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Lecture Myth, Magic, Metaphysics - Lesson 5 - How the Weird Stuff Works

    MYTH, MAGIC, METAPHYSICS Lesson 5 - How the Weird Stuff Works Esp, angels, aliens, multiple dimensions, etc. Pamela Jaye Smith A lot of what used to seem like magic we can now explain via science. A lot of what we can’t yet explain may well be explainable in a month, a year, a decade, a...
  20. PauletteN

    Homework Lesson 4 Exercises

    ***** Exercise #1 – Awareness Identify three different chakra magics in various characters and stories. Give an example explaining why. Alastair Stone Chronicles The magic in these stories is defined as Black and White in that Black takes its energy from an external source while White takes it...