Category: Author Interviews
Posted by: Carl Hackman | on August 17, 2017
One of the great things about being a published author is the ability to promote fellow stable mates from your publisher. Today I’m showcasing Daniel Swenson who’s debut novel ‘The Shadow Above The Flames’ was released on June 6th 2017. So, without further ado here are Daniel’s details.
Daniel Swenson lives with his wife and children in Utah, nestled between the foothills of the mountains and the shore of Utah Lake. He and his family enjoy hiking, riding bikes, playing outdoors and game nights where they play different board and card games.
Daniel has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy since he first sat down and watched Star Wars, Voltron, Masters of the Universe and the Transformers. Since witnessing the spectacle of Star Wars, Daniel has been an avid movie goer. He found his love of reading at a young age when he journeyed in the lands of Krynn and Toril alongside the creations of R.A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman.
He is the creator and host of the Hugo-nominated podcast Dungeon Crawlers Radio, a successful podcast that covers all things geek including interviews with upcoming and best selling authors. Because of the show, Daniel has been able to build relationships among the writing and publishing community that has helped to cultivate his talents.
For the past twenty years he has been refining his craft of story telling by creating profound and unique adventures for various gaming groups. Now he spreads his love of gaming with his kids and their friends.
His debut novel, “The Shadow Above The Flames,” was released by Immortal Works on June 6th 2017. He will also have a short story, “Tremors Within The Storm,” that will be included in Jason King’s Valcoria Awakenings anthology later in 2017.
How do you save the world from two monstrous entities? A power-hungry corporation and a newly awakened dragon…
In a world left reeling at the loss of fossil fuels, and after giving years of service to the military, Henry Morgan just wants a normal life. But between nagging feelings from his past and a strained relationship with his brother Rick, “normality” always feels just out of reach.
The Union Forest Corporation puts profits ahead of safety and with a dragon on the loose threatening to kill innocent people, something incredible happens…
Henry learns that Rick is among the force of elite commandos sent by Union Forest to battle against the dragon at the drilling site, he’s forced back into the roles of soldier and protective older sibling. He’ll do anything he can to save his brother . . . including risking his own life at the hands of a ruthless corporation. Henry may be the only person who can keep the world safe from total annihilation…
If you like fast-paced thrillers, brutal dragons, witty heroes, and evil villains, then you’ll love Daniel Swenson’s first novel – The Shadow Above The Flames. It’s a high octane thrill ride!
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Posted by: Carl Hackman | on October 10, 2014
Genre: young-adult, urban-fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: September 18, 2014
Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson http://gothicfate.com/
The review tour is scheduled for 10.06.14 – 10.17.14; excluding weekends. If you’re interested in participating, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/a/curiosityquills.com/forms/d/1OBMbZ056k5CYHdtmuilpWkMY85cdL1U9iWVYHz_SOro/viewform
Sixteen-year old Toby was trained by a family of hunters to kill shape-shifters — but he has a unique weapon in his arsenal. With a touch of his hand, Toby can lift the magical protection shape-shifters use to disguise themselves as human. It’s an unusual skill for a hunter, and he prefers to kill monsters the old-fashioned way: with a blade.
Posted by: Carl Hackman | on September 21, 2014
Title: Crown of Ice
Publication date: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Vicki L. Weavil
Thyra Winther’s seventeen, the Snow Queen, and immortal, but if she can’t reassemble a shattered enchanted mirror by her eighteenth birthday she’s doomed to spend eternity as a wraith.
Armed with magic granted by a ruthless wizard, Thyra schemes to survive with her mind and body intact. Unencumbered by kindness, she kidnaps local boy Kai Thorsen, whose mathematical skills rival her own. Two logical minds, Thyra calculates, are better than one. With time rapidly melting away she needs all the help she can steal.
Posted by: Carl Hackman | on September 6, 2014
Title: Avian (The Dragonrider Chronicles #2)
Publication date: August 26, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Nicole Conway
What kind of power is lurking inside him?
After a year of training to become a dragonrider, Jaevid Broadfeather has been sent home to rest during a three-month interlude. But when he returns to find the king drake has chosen Beckah Derrick as his new rider, Jaevid realizes something big is about to happen. Every fiber of his being is pushed to the breaking point as Jaevid battles through his avian year, preparing for the final graduation test of the battle scenario. But there is more standing in his way than a few pushups and fancy sword moves.
Posted by: Carl Hackman | on November 3, 2013
Alisse Lee Goldenberg is an author of Horror and Young Adult fantasy fiction. She has her Bachelors of Education and a Fine Arts degree, and has studied fantasy and folk lore since she was a child. Alisse lives in Toronto with her husband Brian, their triplets Joseph, Phillip, and Hailey, and their rambunctious Goldendoodle Sebastian.
Posted by: Carl Hackman | on October 23, 2013
R.L. Drembic has loved reading from an early age. It wasn’t until shortly after high school that he got the idea for a book of his own. Inspired by a friend’s courage to try and get her own novel published, Drembic began writing and has continued through his college career. Drembic has plans for a dozen more books and hopes for a chance to share these adventures with avid readers everywhere.