Alethea’s 2016 DragonCon Schedule

Leanna & Lee, from many DragonCons PastIf you are going to DragonCon, make sure you check out Alethea Kontis’ DragonCon 2016 Schedule!

She will be at several panels/events:

“The Online YA Community”

“Princess Alethea’s Traveling Sideshow.”

“Short Fiction for Fun (and Profit?)”

“Reading: Alethea Kontis”

“Origins: Gods and Monsters in Myth & Folklore”

“Novelizing the Media”

“Autograph Session”



Vote for TFQ!

Don’t forget to vote for The Dragon Awards, for which Trix and the Faerie Queen has been nominated for Best MG/YA Novel.


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Alethea’s 2016 DragonCon Schedule

Review: Decision Points edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Michelle Ristuccia reviews Decision Points, a YA anthology edited by Hugo-nominated Bryan Thomas Schmidt.

You can find Decision Points on [ Amazon ] and on [ Baen ]’s website, as well as most other places where books are sold.

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Review: Decision Points edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Out now: “TEMPERED HEARTS” by Starla Huchton

Starla Huchton’s Tempered Hearts is the first book in a brand new series where regency-style romance meets high fantasy: The Hearts of Valentia Saga!

Take a look at this gorgeous cover and blurb, then follow the links to an excerpt on Huchton’s website:



Tempered Hearts ebook cover

Tempered Hearts

The Hearts of Valentia Saga, Book 1

High Fantasy Romance

By S. A. Huchton (read as: intended for an older audience)

Get the book here!

The war against corrupted monsters from the Void may have ended, but much remains broken in Valentia, including its reluctant monarch. To save the kingdom from the destruction of civil war, Darius Marillion had to sacrifice his heart, agreeing to a marriage of convenience over one of love. 

Lady Arden Tanarian was born to wealth, bred to be a fine wife to a high lord. Despite her mother’s best efforts, however, her passion for the decidedly unladylike fields of chemistry and elvish culture marks her as a different breed of woman. Though she’s always been able to see the bright side of things, Arden’s hopes for her life with the dashing, but sullen prince crumble around her in learning where his heart truly lies. 

Dubbed The Light of Valentia, Arden has a mystifying effect on the world around her. She inspires something in people— including Darius— that he thought he’d never feel again: Hope. 

Bonds of the heart forged in battle are strong, but time changes much. When the flames of war fade to low embers, peace in a kingdom can reveal love in the most unexpected places.


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The future of the podcast and a story about Gus – Episode 156

Last week Abigail Hilton posted this episode where she talks about her upcoming works / the future of the podcast, and a little of how Gus met Silas.

If you are a patreon supporter, you get to hear the full story of how Gus met Silas here:

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The future of the podcast and a story about Gus – Episode 156

On Reviewing Books

Our lovely Princess Alethea Kontis has created this shareable image on book reviewing. It’s true! You do not have to write paragraphs upon paragraphs to post a book review. Amazon cares more about the number of reviews than the content. Us authors truly appreciate your feedback. A quick sentence or two lets us know that you read the book and liked it enough to leave a review.

And feel free to spread this around on facebook and whatnot!

Amazon Review Meme by Alethea Kontis

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On Reviewing Books

Cover Design: Some Quick Tips


Starla Huchton offers invaluable book cover tips for those of us who are just starting out in design or who need to judge an artist’s work for a book:

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Cover Design: Some Quick Tips

Scarlet Albatross Interview with Lauren Harris – Episode 153

Abigail Hilton interviews Lauren Harris about her narration and recording of The Scarlet Albatross.

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Scarlet Albatross Interview with Lauren Harris – Episode 153