Nebula Nights.

Nebula Nights: An Anthology, featuring…

The Key,  by Pauline Baird Jones

It was deeply quiet in the cave, quiet enough to hear her own breathing. And someone else’s. An icy trickle made its way down her back. Who, or what, was sharing this cave with her? Sara sat up, stifling a groan when various bruises and bangs registered formal protests to her brain housing group. She’d planned to stand up next, but something stirred across from her. Who—or what—ever it was rose, throwing an ill-formed and very large shadow against the wall and roof of the cave. Maybe it was the bad light, but the outline was very Sasquatch-ish—shaggy and kind of ominous. The icy trickle turned to a rushing stream. It moved toward her, passing into the half light cast by the sort of fire. Not Sasquatch, though he could have been a second cousin. He had a head full of dreads, he bristled with armament, and he bulged with muscles wrapped in what appeared to be tight fitting leather. It was hard to find features—his face was darkened by dirt or camo, or both—but his eyes were deeply, sharply green.And he was really, really tall. Sara had to tip her head way back to look up at him. He didn’t speak, which upped the eerie factor a few more degrees. She somehow managed to get her legs under her and stand.  She was a tall girl—Tall Girl was actually her call sign—but the top of her head didn’t reach his chin. He’d have to be around seven feet to top her by that much. He looked like a ragged cave man, but there was a sharp intelligence in his eyes. And he’d managed to get her clear of her bird. Not exactly cro-mag man skills. She wanted to say something, but all she could think of was, crap. Not particularly useful.

The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy, by Greta van der Rol

Allysha was there, waiting,just inside the infra-red barrier. She smiled, a taut lifting of the lips, when he came in.

“Hello. Nervous?” Saahren said the words in his head.

She nodded. “Yes. But I’m ready.”

He dropped the infra-red barrier for the time it took to pass behind the counter and went to the secret warehouse for the explosives. He pulled down the carton and took out two packs of shardite and detonators, enough to blow the room to smithereens but not bring down the mountain, and slipped the blocks into his pockets.

She had her oblong device—she called it her techpack—in her hand. “Give me a sec to adjust the inventory.” She raised her head. “Done.”

“Now for the medical research center.”

She followed behind him,back to the main drive, along to the medical center and into the laboratory.

“Copy some of the data off the system so we have the evidence and then destroy it all.”He’d made it an order, damn it. “Please.”

While she worked on the computers he pulled the two shardite charges out of his pockets.Where best to place them? One on top of the benches to cause maximum damage. He molded the material around the fixtures and attached the detonator. And another here. Allysha had disappeared, he guessed into the foyer. He opened all the cupboard doors, switched off the climate conditioning and set the second charge.

A screeching howl from the room with the cages froze the blood in his veins. He leapt to his feet, heart racing.

Allysha charged toward him, eyes wide, mouth open. “A kartek.”

She tried to slam the door behind her but a heavy, clawed foot stopped the movement. A hooked talon, long as a saber, appeared in the gap above her head.

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Final Ragnarok, by Dan Wright

Final Ragnarok book tour - Backcover PromotionsTitle: Final Ragnarok: She Returns

Series: Draconica

Author: Dan Wright

She is Coming…

When Daniar Dragonkin heard those words, she had no idea of the full horror that would follow. Now, enemies converge to bring to life a monstrous plan that has been set in motion since long before the events of Trapped on Draconica. A plot to bring Her back from darkness.

Final Ragnarok: She ReturnsWith her family threatened, her old enemies back to torment her – and a civil war in Baalaria preventing any help from her sister, Daniar faces the darkness moment of her entire life. Her sanity will be pushed to the limit as she faces evil in it’s purest form.
Heroes will die. Villains will rise. And She will return – bringing with it the end to all of Draconica.

She Returns is the first book in the Final Ragnarok saga – and the conclusion of a trap that has been building for years. Everything you’d read about Draconica so far has been leading up to this moment. This is where it all changes – and where Draconica’s ultimate fate (and of it’s people) will be decided.

About Dan Wright:

Dan Chibi FigureDan lives Canterbury, Kent, UK. A huge fan of both Fantasy and Manga, he has a style that combines both within his writing, which lets him tell stories that are both dramatic and tongue-in-cheek at the same time. He picked up a love of Fantasy stories after reading The Lord of the Rings, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and numerous Roald Dahl novels.

Dan also runs his own website, blog and a wiki page dedicated to the world of Draconica. He has also been a reviewer for the website Read2Review and occassionally reviews books on his blog. He has also written a short comic book strip called Queller, which was published in an anthology for the comic Lighting Strike Presents… At the moment he is also currently working on a script for an independant video game – to be released in the future.

Authors who have inspired Dan are Douglas Adams, J.R.R Tolkien, Harlan Ellison, Alan Moore, Joss Whedon, H.P Lovecraft, George R.R Martin and Hiromu Arakawa.

Contact links:

Find Dan on Facebook

Twitter: @PandragonDan and @Draconicaseries

Dan Wright’s Official Website

Trapped on Draconia: Wiki Page

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August 5, 2014Permalink

Poison, by Ashley Bazer

Poison – part of the “Heralds of the Crown” series, by Ashley Bazer.

Poison by Ashley BazerAs part of a sect called the Strages, Marcella is ordered to execute fierce assaults on the Logia—gifted believers in the triune deity known as the Crown. After receiving a vision, she begins to question her allegiance and finds herself seeking counsel from a leader in the Logia faith, whom she was sent to annihilate.

When her mentor, Thaed, uncovers her betrayal, he orders her to do the unthinkable—kill the Logia leader who has become her friend. Her choice will result in either the destruction of the Logia or her own death.

The series of Strages attacks call the Logia to prepare for a major battle. In doing so, Gaultier Lassiter is enlisted. When he discovers an unconscious young woman buried in a snowdrift, his world is turned upside down. She has no memory and no ability to speak—only a strange symbol carved into her chest.

The question of her identity leads to a journey of legendary proportions. Between his own personal struggles with his estranged brother, his unmet potential, and the murder of a close friend, Gaultier fights to cling to his faith. And once the mystery is solved, will Gaultier be prepared to face the truth?

All ebook formats at Smashwords.
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Mirror Image, by KG Stutts.

Mirror Image5 Unique facts about Mirror Image from Author KG Stutts

This was inspired by a dream I kept having. It got to the point that I would fall asleep hoping to pick up on the adventure. I knew I had to write it out to get it out of my head.

  • The three Brooks brothers weren’t in the first draft.
  • This wasn’t intended to be a romance.
  • The story went through seven different rewrites and revisions until I felt like it was right.
  • Everyone’s names changed during the course of the revisions except for Maddie, Mack, and Seth. Even minor characters.

What I’m most excited about with Mirror Image released?

For sci-fi fans to get to meet and hopefully love this cast of characters as much as I do.

Mirror Image

Mirror ImageMadison Mackenzie Rhodes, Maddie for short, would call her life “comfortable.” She works in a call centre, lives with her best friend of fifteen years, and spends most of her free time with her family. Her entire world is turned upside down when she finds out that she is a clone, created to hide the secret that we are not alone in this galaxy. Her counterpart, going by the nickname Mack, works for the Intergalactic Security Commission, which works with a coalition of other planets that protect each other and create technology. When an enemy rises from within the ISC that targets both Maddie and Mack, they must work together to save their lives as well as the planet.

K G Stutts.

KGStuttsGrowing up in Texas and later South Carolina as the youngest in a house full of science-fiction fans, K.G. Stutts had her natural curiosity and imagination nurtured since birth by family movie nights where they would watch Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even timeless Disney favourites.

A prolific writer of sci-fi, romance and mystery, K.G. draws much of her inspiration from those amazing works that gave her an appreciation for telling rich, compelling, character-driven stories for all audiences.

Get your copy of Mirror Image from any of the links below.

In all ebook formats from Smashwords.
At Barnes and Noble.
On Kindle at Amazon US

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Bookmarks in the Gift Shop.

Osier Publishing is proud to announce a new collaboration for our Osier Inspired Gift Shop. Osier Inspired - Gift ShopWe’ve teamed up with Claire’s Hobbies to provide you with the perfect accessory for your paperbacks, Bookmarks! Each one is individually hand-crafted and while a design may be used again, each bookmark is unique. As you can see on their facebook page, Claire’s Hobbies have a range of items and are planning to expand into other areas in the future.

At the moment we will only be stocking the bookmarks, unless you want to see other items in our gift shop? Let us know in the comments here and we’ll see what we can do.

We’re really excited about the bookmarks, having received our first delivery. Each one is lovely in its’ own way, each chosen especially for you. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Stealing Time

st book cover large Title: Stealing Time
Series: Waiting For Dusk #3
Author: Nancy Pennick
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Ice & Fire
Formats Available In: Kindle, Nook and Print
Release Date: 24th February 2014

Drew from the past, Kate from the present, two worlds collided.

As senior year comes to a close, a promise of new beginnings is on the horizon. Kate longs to head to Arizona and college until her former friend, Tyson, does the unimaginable forcing her to stay in Ohio. Her family has to pull together to keep their secrets safe. Anna wishes to return to the canyon in 1927 once more and Kate’s determined to make that a reality. Summer’s filled with wonderful memories and little warning of things to come. Kate’s world grows darker and she must be the one to conquer the demons and save the world that is most precious to her.

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April 11, 2014Permalink

Double Call From Desire, Eri Nelson

Eri Nelson Title: Double Call From Desire

Series: Dearhart Clan #2

Author: Eri Nelson

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

From unorthodox author, Eri Nelson, comes the second look into the dark primal world of the DHC (Dearhart Clan Series). An adult tale that continues with the moon’s induced passions that surpass humanity’s logic in favor of not meeting a beckoning demise.

As Kristen and Owen come to grips with a chosen destiny gifted by the moon, a scout is ushered off in search of a rogue wolf. Thomas chosen by Owen to survey for a troublesome wolf discovers a howly formed desirable temptation that he had never wish to unearth.

Not long after Thomas leaves on his scouting mission, Owen himself is persuaded by his highest of confidants to go in search of Kristen’s past. Since she is their hopeful future, Owen is forced to depart only to find that soon after he is gone a misstep by Kristen finds her gripped by a revenging hand’s fury.

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March 20, 2014Permalink

The Spiral Revealed, Erin Danzer

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Title: The Spiral Revealed
Series: The Spiral Defenders #2
Author: Erin Danzer
Formats Available: Digital
Publication Date: 7th March 2014

What secrets will the Spiral reveal?

After Ronnie follows Gavin into the Spiral, she finds out getting the answers she is looking for isn’t as easy as she thought.

Some secrets are kept. A secret love affair comes to light. New abilities are revealed. Ronnie finds she has enemies before she makes new friends. She falls harder for Gavin, but is betrothed to another, a betrothal that will not be broken even after she and Gavin form a sacred bond.

As turmoil rises within the Spiral, Ronnie learns the truth about her enemy. She must fight to become a Spiral Defender and queen of her new home—or risk that home spiralling into nothing.

Excerpt:

Ronnie screamed. The monster had to be at least seven feet tall and was made up entirely of swirling shadows. Its form was vaguely human and where its eyes should have been, bright white lights shone out into the darkness. A long, scaly tail swished behind it as it came right for them. Gavin pushed Ronnie behind him as he readied his sword and Ronnie knew they were going to have to fight this thing together. She pushed down the panic that tried to overcome her and raised her sword as well. She wasn’t about to let Gavin face this thing alone. Continue reading

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March 6, 2014Permalink

A Ranger’s Tale, Mysti Parker

Mysti ParkerHiya Sarah and Osier Publishing readers!

Thanks so much for having me here today. I’m excited to be touring around with Caliphany and Galadin once again, now that A Ranger’s Tale is an indie book. Since the hosts have given me the choice of post topic, I thought I’d show you where it all began. Here’s the second chapter, where half-elf former pirate Galadin steps in to rescue high-elf noblewoman Caliphany from an attempted kidnapping. Little did they know this was only the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime…

Chapter Two
Galadin

image002Claude and Bruce, two of the roughest sailors I’d ever met, had the woman squished between them. The guards were still dealing with the brawl at the tavern. So, I took matters into my own hands. With one arm I had Claude in a headlock, and my other hand held the dagger against his throat. He released her hands and raised his own in a gesture of surrender.

Bruce wouldn’t give up that easily. He tightened his grip on her face. “This doesn’t concern you, half-breed. Get outta the way.”

I stared him in the eye and repeated, “Let her go.”

He didn’t, and Claude paid for it. I slid the dagger a little way across his neck. He yelped, and Bruce stepped back, still clenching the woman and pulling her back with him. She tried to pry his hand from her face, but he held tight. I slid the blade a little farther. Blood dripped down Claude’s dirty shirt. Then, my eyes met hers. They were as blue as the ocean at midday.

Claude spoke up then, through his clenched teeth. “Let ‘er go, Bruce.”

Bruce pursed his lips and shook his head. Suddenly, he flung the woman away from him and cried out. His arms had burn marks on them, in painful-looking red stripes the shape of her fingers. Continue reading

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February 27, 2014Permalink

Fixed the shop!

Ages ago I installed a shop here on the Osier Publishing website – and I couldn’t get it to work. Paypal wouldn’t play nicely and the book cover images wouldn’t load in the right way.

I put it on a back burner and concentrated on other things.

Until today.

Today I fixed it! First I fixed the paypal issue, so things can be bought. Then I found a solution to the book cover image issue, and fixed that. Lastly I added some of the Osier Publishing range of paperbacks to the catalogue. I’ll be adding the final few titles later.

In the meantime, while you’re waiting for those, would you like a look? Just click the banner.

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February 24, 2014Permalink