The short of it:

Thank you for visiting our website and supporting our authors. Pendragonvariety.com will be on indefinite hiatus. In the mean time, you can visit our authors page to find their author websites – our authors are always up to something!

The long of it:

We have enjoyed highlighting our authors new releases, book reviews, and related news on this blog for the past two years. During those two years we dealt with many technical issues in our attempts to optimize our social media reach with automated tweets and posts to facebook — some of these automated features now refuse to work, and unfortunately, we have a small staff for curating things like that by hand. During that time we’ve also seen many of our authors adjust their social media usage, such as by moving to Patreon, and we feel it is time that we, too, took stock and adjusted. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, you may recall that we started as a podcast which ended when several of our podcasters experienced life changes simultaneously. So much has changed since then in the internet and writing worlds, and yet many things have not changed–such as our authors still producing wonderful stories. This blog served as a rebirth and re-branding of the podcast that we hoped would aid our favorite authors in reaching readers, and give readers a place to discover and follow several female authors hand-picked by our staff. We already know of several exciting projects by our authors for the upcoming year, but we are not sure the best way to share them.

At our core we have always been about writing and reading genre fiction. We would love to revitalize this website. We’re open to ideas on the best way to go about that. If you have ideas or are interested in helping, we’d love to hear from you.

Here’s to a wonderful year!

Spring releases by @marksmaster @jennybeanses @starlahuchton

Hooray for spring releases! Snatch them up for fun summer reading:
Pick up an intense urban fantasy, Unleash by Lauren B Harris and follow her on Patreon ( https://www.patreon.com/laurenbharris). Join Harris’ mailing list for a free prequel short story to Unleash, featuring Helena’s kidnapping.
Add Wicked Deeds to your cart for a heart-wrenching tale about losing oneself to dark magic and vengeance, “Shiv” by Jennifer Melzer.
And don’t forget Wild at Heart a flipped fairy tale by Starla Huchton. You can also catch her EVOLUTION series in audio for  FREE as a week-by-week podcast.
Meanwhile, Alethea Kontis posted her amazing Wonder Woman photoshoot for her patreons, and she added a new patreon goal that has us all buzzing: if she can reach her monthly patreon goal, she will drop everything else to finish the Woodcutter Sisters series!!! You can find the first one, Enchanted, here. Alethea Kontis also posts weekly smile mail for her patreons. Enjoy!
Meanwhile, Abigail Hilton’s patreon is sooooo close to earning another adult coloring book for her fans. She is currently posting Jager Thunder and The Guild of the Cowry Catchers in audio.
Now, for a better look at our new releases:
A deadly price for freedom. A power she can’t control.
Helena Martin doesn’t know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. Both hunt the remnants of her pack and the only way Helena can protect them is using her newly-unleashed magic to lead the two factions away.
With a coveted book of spells as bait, she flees Miami and heads for her mother’s Minnesota hometown. There, salvation comes in the form of a dog rescue willing to take in a different kind of stray. The illusion of a peaceful life is seductive but with sorcerers and bounty hunters sniffing around every corner, Helena fights to keep her past, her pursuers, and her unstable power a secret.
Then she discovers it’s not the spell book her enemies are after, but Helena herself, and the strange power she can barely control. When her master’s bounty hunters threaten her new home, Helena realizes that protecting the people she’s grudgingly come to love leaves her with one option: join the sorcerers who killed her mother.

Order Now (Amazon)!


wicked deedsSometimes wicked people do wicked things simply because they can…

The twelve stories in Wicked Deeds tell tales of witches and warlocks with ill intent, devilish demons bent on destruction, and other doers of evil who make the world a terrifying place. What is a mother to do when her daughter is gifted but lives under the thumb of her fanatical preacher husband who will brook no talk of the supernatural? What of a demon so desperate to free himself of a trap that he will force another to repeat his atrocities and condemn a young boy to his demonic fate? Or maybe the story of a crotchety old witch with a score to settle against the town she lives in is more to your liking – what evil will the seemingly harmless town-crazy call upon when faced with an ultimatum?

If you’re looking for wicked people with supernatural abilities doing wicked things, this is the collection for you!

Order Wicked Deeds now on Amazon.






Once upon a time, I wandered between worlds. Part of both, but all of none, my heart longed to find its place, and I turned my back on those I loved.

Once upon a time, I spoke my greatest wish aloud. I found the peace I longed for, but the cost was too high, the price no less than everything I was.

Once upon a time, I chased down myths and legends. In a land as wild as I was, a lesson in love and friendship called to me, asking a single question: what did it truly mean to be human?


Order Wild at Heart now!

New Release! Jager Thunger by @alhilton

Jager Thunder comes out today!

Abigail Hilton has been posting all sorts of tantalizing things on her patreon – quotes from upcoming Jager Thunger – and then this art auction really takes the cake. Bid on ORIGINAL artwork from the ever-popular Cowry Catchers until 7 PM Eastern on Sunday April 16: https://www.ebid.net/us/users/abigailhilton/listings/

Here’s her podcast episode talking about the listing and other updates: episode 31. Only a few days left!

She is also posting the original Cowry Catchers episodes for her patreon fans. These include the original intro/outros so be aware that some of that news will be outdated. You can get the entire story with no intros/outros and improved sound quality from Audible.com – www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Guild-of-the-Cowry-Catchers-Audiobook/B00KY666DA/  You can also get the following books there, starting with The Scarlet Albatross.



And finally, here’s one of the teasers for Jager Thunder:

Coran looked at him skeptically. “And you are…?”

“Jaleel Holovar.”

The pegasus laughed. “A grishnard prince is asking a pegasus to help him retake his castle?”

“If you and your people don’t want to be slaves and food animals by morning, yes.”

–Jager Thunder – http://amzn.to/2ogVl1p

Abigail Hilton Moves to Patreon

Like many writers, Abigail Hilton has moved her content entirely to Patreon, so if you were following her blog you need to follow her on Patreon. She will no longer release podcasts on her blog.

The great news is that Patreon allows artists to give their followers free content as well as the extra content you can get if you are able to support Abigail Hilton. So, go to https://www.patreon.com/abigailhilton and click the follow button on the left to get access to her once-a-month free podcasts. Download the Patreon app to get a podcatcher-like experience.

You can also follow her new releases by subscribing to her mailing list. Here’s a direct link to the signup form.

The newest Jager Thunder excerpt is here – http://www.abigailhilton.com/sneak-peek/

Abigail Hilton also has a lot of great paid content. See her Patreon page for more details!

NaNoWriMo Advice abounds!

Several of us Pendragon Variety ladies are writing all the words for National Novel Writing Month, and if you’re striving alongside us, you’re about to enter week three, where many of us face a slump in word output. Maybe you’ve run through most of your outline and about to type “the end” at 20k. Maybe you’ve got loads of scenes left to write but the characters have gone left when you said right, or maybe it’s your energy that’s run off and real life is banging on your door.

Remember that NaNoWriMo is about enjoying the writing community and pushing yourself to make progress on that draft and possibly (gasp) learn things about how you write and/or why this story is/is not working for you.

Personally, I (Michelle) am working on a third book in a series and am struck once again by how many #$%@ing scenes there are to write and rewrite and notes here and timelines there and omg. One month will never be enough, but the concentrated output will give me a draft to work with and allow my brain to hyper-focus on this impossibly long thing. I’m definitely at the point in #NaNoWriMo where I feel like no matter how many words I write, there are so many left.

But never fear! NaNoWriMo offers a unique opportunity to commiserate with other writers. Advice abounds! So sit back for a moment and read something encouraging, connect with us on nanowrimo.org, twitter, and facebook, and go ahead and complain (or boast!) a little.

Cheers! And keep at it!

Listen to Abigail Hilton’s NaNoWriMo advice Here

View resources on outlining and more with Michelle Ristuccia’s NaNoWriMo Prep Talk

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Publishing Industry News

Rebekkah Niles’ publishing news covering 9/5-9/23/2016 talks about Google Play Books, Publishers Weekly, QueryTracker and more.



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Publishing Industry News

‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize

Kendra Fortmeyer’s “Things I know to be True” has won the 2017 Pushcart Prize!

Ms. Ristuccia has mentioned Fortmeyer on her blog before for her quality short fiction, and we are happy to welcome Fortmeyer to the PV Network. What better welcome than to highlight her recent award?

You can read an excerpt of ‘Things I Know To Be True,’ or purchase a copy of the stor, here, or share your thoughts about the piece on Goodreads.

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‘Things I Know To Be True’ Wins 2017 Pushcart Prize