J.M. Ney-Grimm

Biography

J.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's learning about permaculture gardening and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands. Look for her novels and novellas at your favorite bookstore – online or on Main Street.

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Books

A Knot of Trolls
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,760. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
North-lands spellcasters who reach too boldly for power transform into trolls - grotesque villains wielding a potent magic and destined for madness. A KNOT OF TROLLS features seven of these evildoers, each pursuing a unique design for troubling their neighbors. Across the ages of the world, ordinary youths must rise to the challenges laid down by trolls. Destiny and hope lie in the balance.
Devouring Light
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,000. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Can one good deed offset ultimate destruction? Mercurio guards the first planet, guiding it through the perils of the void. Part messenger, part prankster, he cocks an eye for danger. When a beautiful celestial wanderer seeks refuge at his domicile, will he recognize his role as cat's paw? Or will a looming menace - more lethal than Mercurio imagines - threaten the solar system's very existence?
Resonant Bronze
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Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The warriors of Torbellai brought back a prize in the night, and young Paitra wants to see it. Even hidden away in the armory, the artifact changed the whole mood of their mountain citadel from dread foreboding to hope. But the warlord hid the fighters' plunder for good reason. Forged by trolls and radiating magic, it presents grave risk to any who approach it. Will Paitra survive his curiosity?
Sarvet & Livli
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
THE KAUNIS CLAN OMNIBUS: A cloistered world meets two world changers. When Sarvet's culture hems her in, she pushes back. Her daughter, Livli, does likewise. SARVET'S WANDERYAR: Running away leads right back home - or does it? LIVLI'S GIFT: Must surrender spell defeat? Or could letting go harness real power?
Crossing the Naiad
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Series: Kaunis Clan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Its truth forgotten in the mists of time, the old bridge harbors a lethal secret. Neither marble statues awakened for battle nor an ancient roadbed grown hungry, something darker and more primal haunts the stones and the wild river below. Kimmer knows the stories, but she doesn't know why the crumbling span feels so fraught with menace. Her way home lies across the ruin. Dare she take it?
Skies of Navarys
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Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,000. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A royal geomancer announces that the goddess Evaia shrugs, and every citizen on the island springs to action. Amidst the uproar, the aeromancer Palujon steals unique and magical lodestones. Mago discovers the theft and vows to retrieve the stones. His friend Liliyah questions Palujon's motives. Why would a man of his stature break the law? Is he truly a rogue? Life and death hang on her answers.
Livli's Gift
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Series: Kaunis Clan. Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 56,790. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In Kaunis-spa′s magical spring, Livli achieves spectacular cures. A born pioneer, she hopes to match new ways for healing with new ways of living. But the Kaunis-sisters fear rapid change. While Livli pushes forward the new, one influential foe pushes back. Home will keep its ancient customs, even if Livli loses everything. Must surrender spell defeat? Or could letting go harness real power?
Perilous Chance
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Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Clary needs a miracle, but wonders rarely step forth to solve life's problems. While her mama lies wearily abed and her papa spends the day . . . elsewhere, Clary struggles. Then she visits a bramble-grown quarry. Hidden there, her miracle awaits: a miracle of razor-sharp talons, world-shaking magic, and ravenous hunger. When it cracks the egg, can Clary survive? Something wondrous this way comes!
Star-drake
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Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Gefnen-herald to Koschey the Deathless-hunts life. When the piercing scent of youth tingles his senses, Gefnen focuses his chase. The prey-a boy-lacks guardians strong enough to best a troll. But other seekers tilt chances in this game. Spirit of storm, poignant memories, and something more ancient than memory or wind shape looming tumult. Gefnen hunts victory, but a darker victory hunts him.
Rainbow's Lodestone
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Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A lost birthright and unending agony. On whim, the rainbow’s child falls to earth, where a cruel adversary takes advantage of her innocence. Can she reclaim her thunder-swept heavens? Must she dwindle and die? This transcendent short story of J.M. Ney-Grimm’s troll-ridden North-lands explores how inner freedom creates outer opportunities. Earth trumps heaven until ancient music plays.
Sarvet's Wanderyar
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Series: Kaunis Clan. Price: $3.97 USD. Words: 26,720. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Running away leads right back home – or does it? Sarvet walks with a grinding limp, and her mountain culture keeps girls close to home. Worse, her mother emphasizes all the things Sarvet can't do. Can dreams - even big dreams - and inner certainty transform impossible barricades into a way out?
Troll-magic
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 169,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Accursed Prince Kellor wrestles with the challenges of beast form. A childhood friend holds the key to his escape. But charming Elle will be no easy task. She faces her own dilemmas. Can she realize her musical promise and unravel Kellor's curse? Across a stunning landscape, the two engage a potent enemy in a lethal battle of wills. Fighting against a nightmare pales beside fighting for a dream.
The Troll's Belt
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Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Young Brys Arnsson digs himself into trouble. Bad trouble. Tricked by a troll in J.M. Ney-Grimm’s richly imagined North-lands, Brys must dig himself and his best friend back out of danger. But that requires courage . . . and self-honesty. Traits Brys lacks at depth. A twist on a classic, The Troll's Belt builds from humor-threaded conflict to white-knuckle suspense.

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