Son of the Emperor, on sale now!

SON OF THE EMPEROR, The Last War: Book Two

The Emperor is defeated but already unrest is growing in the north of Khandarken. After Julianne Adjudicator’s father disappears, she seeks to escape the clutches of her vicious stepmother Zanata, and flees to the Sanctuary.

This is rumored to be the safest place for a woman in a hostile world  of unrest and roving dispossessed. But when Julianne seeks asylum, it soon becomes clear all is not as it first appeared.

The Last War series is a stunning portrayal of a new world created from fire and consumed at the edges …- sci fi and fantasy at its best…

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PRINCE OF JIRAN, The Last War: Book Five

Shandro, Prince of the Penrhy tribe, disagrees with his father, Sovereign Pollack, on nearly every issue that arises between them. But his goal is to uphold the family values in spite of Pollack’s conniving moves. Then he is sent on a mission to find Princess Chinata and bring her  through the Khandarken mountains. She is to be the bride of the Advisor  to Emperor Carlton.

n exchange Jiran is granted a peace agreement, protection against invasion by the Emperor’s troops which are hovering  on their borders. But not far into the journey, it becomes apparent

someone is not adhering to the deal. Should Shandro carry out his task to bring Princess Chinata to Jiran,  or does he become her defender against all odds? Only time will tell, as he digs deeper into the background of the Princess and her ties to the New Empire.

TO BE RELEASED SOON, WATCH FOR IT!

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Khandarken Rising, The Last War: Book One

Khandarken Rising –on sale now!

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The Last War, Book One by SylvieGrayson

The Last War: Khandarken Rising. Book One.

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Major Dante Regiment must find a way to protect Beth, as the Emperor is not the only one causing chaos in Khandarken

Next up  in sci- fi is the next book in the Last War series- Prince of Jiran, The Last War: Book Five out soon. Prince Shandro Penrhy of Jiran is sent on a mission that soon becomes too dangerous for his tribe and all of Jiran.

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 False Confession

New release—now on sale for $.99   Buy link Amazon — http://amzn.to/2v0GLLZ

 

Did Glory fall for the wrong man, or is someone lying?

Music teacher Glory has given up on men, with good reason. Then she meets the handsome  lead guitar player in the band she has just joined.

Alex, body builder and construction foreman, is determinedly single because he’s given up on women. But that’s before he meets the keyboard player who just joined his brother’s rock band.  Suddenly his interest is revived and he goes on a crusade to gain Glory’s attention.

But when Alex disappears and the police claim they have a confession giving damning evidence against him, Glory must make a decision. Can she trust the man she’s fallen for, or has she been fooled into believing a lie?

I loved this book! I’ve found my new favorite author.
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Hope this finds you happy and healthy! My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have been impacted by the huge fires and tropical storms of the past months.

Stay safe and have a great fall. Hugs, Sylvie

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Inundated With Tomatoes

Fall is here at last. The tomatoes went crazy in my garden this year. They grew so tall they pulled the tomato cages over. I had to stake them up with thick bamboo stakes and use string to tie them on. Then the fruit came—baskets of ripe tomatoes. Right beside the tomatoes were two cucumber vines that kept spitting out large prickly cukes. What to do with all that food?

I gave a bunch away, but looked for recipes to use it. This is a gazpacho soup which used both a ton of tomatoes and a bunch of cucumber. Perfect!

I loved it. My husband said he wasn’t used to this kind of food, and although it was very good, it left him wondering what was for dinner!

Recipe –

Large prickly cucumber, peeled and sliced

Tomatoes in equal amount to the cuke

2 cloves garlic

¾ c. red onion

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

Parsley leaves, handful

Oregano leaves, handful

Put through blender till smooth and season to taste with salt, pepper, Worchestershire sauce, bruschetta spices. Slice an avocado and add to soup, cool in refrigerator. Serve with crusty bread, toasted, and topped with parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

What do you do with  your tomatoes?

Discouragement and Optimism – can we choose?

I came across an old book of poetry entitled Homespun, by Wilhelmina Stitch. It was published in 1930, the price – one shilling net. The language is formal, but very interesting to read. Here is one that caught my eye—an uplifting poem.

The True Optimist

He’s not an optimist because he found

all wheels oiled within the daily round;

his life was not an ordered, easy thing,

with ne’er a pin to prick or lash to sting.

But when to him discouragements drew near

he found the lamp of hope to banish fear.

 

However steep the hill, yet would he climb,

saying with smiles: “The peak is mine in time.”

And though he walked along a humble street,

yet would he say, “Life’s kernel is still sweet,

and though I’m poor I’m rich in friendship’s gold,

and I have much that can’t be bought or sold.

The weather’s bad today, better tomorrow;

and I’ll know joy again after this sorrow.”

 

He didn’t shut his eyes and call all fair.

He faced the murk and saw stars shining there.

Said he, “There’s joy and grief and sun and shade;

there’s balm and pain; and rough and smooth the grade;

so I will travel on, star-led, sun-kissed,

trusting in God—a thinking optimist.”

 

This little poem is different from today’s offerings. It’s about someone who walks an ordinary road, with the same difficulties and setbacks we all face. And it’s encouraging to read. What do you do when you get discouraged?

Aura Weavers – a fantastic new fantasy trilogy

The Healer, The Bard, The Scribe, all by LizAnn Carson – a new release. Have a look on Amazon –

https://www.amazon.com/Healer-Aura-Weavers-Book-ebook/dp/B073W384LG/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Imagine a Land…

Where the air is clear, and life is lived simply but fully;

Where the seasons follow the sun from sowing to harvest, from winter’s hibernation with music and stories through the revels and feasting of summer;

Where people called Weavers, people with special powers, walk the byways to bring healing, entertainment, and knowledge to towns and hamlets.

And now, imagine this peaceful land under threat…

Her Healing Powers Were Ripped Away

Willow left her childhood behind to become a Weaver, one of a select group of men and women who bring their skills as Healers, Bards, and Scribes to the scattered hamlets of the Midland. She has never been without access to the planetary Aura, the all-pervasive energy that enhances her healing skills, as well as assisting with tasks like starting fires and communicating across distances.

Then a space pod from a devastated planet disrupts her peaceful existence. It carries two grievously wounded men and threatens not only the Aura, but a way of life. Nor is the Aura as benign as everyone believes, and Willow pays the price.

A shadow of herself, she sets out through spell-clad hills to find her own healing.

Fair is fair, and you should know that Willow’s story doesn’t end with this book. See book 2, The Bard to continue the saga.