M J Porter

Biography

COMING SOON

Winwaed (Gods and Kings 3)
Orange (Dragon of Unison 7)
Lots of other secret projects to include the next book in the Earls of Mercia series.

2016 RELEASES

The Second English King (Chronicles of the English Book 3)
Maserfeld (Gods and Kings Book 2)

2015 RELEASES

Of Kings and Half Kings (Chronicles of the English Book 2)
Northman Part 2 (Earls of Mercia Book 4)
Wulfstan: An Anglo-Saxon Thegn (An Earls of Mercia series side story)
Hæ∂feld - A Novel of 632
Swein: The Danish King (A Earls of Mercia series side story)
Unknown (Part 1)
Unknown (Part 2)
Blue Diamond
The King's Earl (Earls of Mercia Book 5)
Cnut: The Conqueror (an Earls of Mercia full length side story)

An author of fantasy (The Dragon of Unison Series), historical fiction (The Earls of Mercia Series, Chronicles of the English and Of Gods and Kings) and YA fiction (Unknown Serial and Blue Diamond) now available as ebooks and in print via Lulu.com and all good print book sellers (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones (in the UK))

www.earlsofmercia.co.uk
www.dragonofunison.co.uk

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
As I've never considered this question before, I'm going to work on the assumption that my favourite books must be those I've read more than once, so here goes.

1) Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey - I love the world of PERN.
2)The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey - I've actually re-read all of PERN on more than one occasion but it's these two books that I remember most fondly.
3)Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - I can still quote the beginning of this from when I read it at school for A level. It's not. admittedly, the happiest of books but I love the vivid imagery.
4) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - this was the first book in years that I stayed up all night reading. It hooked me almost from the first word. The other books in the series do not hold the same appeal, unfortunately.
5) I'll have to give number five some more thought, and actually look at my book cases! I feel it should be something profound, but maybe it will just be my Munch Bunch books from when I was a kid.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a number of projects, some slowly and leisurely, others quickly and with deadlines in mind. I find that if I don't have very strict deadlines, nothing ever gets written down or published!
My next planned book is Maserfeld, the sequel to Haedfeld, and after that I've no firm project in mind for completion, but it will happen (normally half way through my current project). It would be nice to just concentrate on one project at a time but that's not the way my mind works, and as soon as I get into a project, ideas for another project start to flow!!
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Books

Orange
Series: Dragon of Unison. Pre-release—available September 1, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Book 7 in the epic Dragon of Unison Series. More details soon.
Maserfeld
Series: Gods and Kings. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,840. Language: British English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The highly anticipated sequel to Haedfeld - a novel of 632. Britain - 641.
The Second English King
Series: Chronicles of the English. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,410. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
The Second English King - Book 3 in the Chronicles of the English Trilogy Edmund of the English, Anlaf Sihtriccson of York, Ragnall Gothfrithsson of York, the aged Constantin of Scotland now in retirement and with his successor Mael Coluim finally in control, Athelstan Half King of the English, Hywel of the South Welsh.
Cnut: The Conqueror
Series: Earls of Mercia. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,600. Language: British English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
To gain what he wanted, what he felt he was owed, he would do anything, even if it meant breaking his oaths to a woman he loved and the mother of his son. Cnut: the Conqueror, is an Earls of Mercia side story to mark the millennial anniversary of Cnut’s accession to the English kingdom in 1016 and can be read as a single volume.
The King's Earl
Series: Earls of Mercia. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,750. Language: British English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Ealdorman Leofwine, bereaved and betrayed by the new Danish king of England, hides away from the politics of the Witan, desperate to forget his past links with Cnut and his father Swein but Cnut won’t let his most trusted ealdorman go quite so easily.
Blue Diamond
Price: Free! Words: 20,770. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
One heart to give. Two women to love. Blue Diamond is a 20000 word YA romantic short story, with a touch of the supernatural.
Unknown (Part 2)
Series: Unknown Serial. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,350. Language: British English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
She knows only two things about herself; her name is Frey and the boy with the troubled brown eyes, snatched from her arms by the soldiers in full body armour, loves her. He’s imprisoned, just as she is, only Jazz knows what the future holds, his memories somehow unaffected despite their promises and he knows, she is the enemy and she is to be feared.
Unknown
Series: Unknown Serial. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
She knows only two things about herself; her name is Frey and the boy with the troubled brown eyes, snatched from her arms by the soldiers in full body armour, loves her. They know everything about her and yet, they’re the one’s asking her the questions. From an iron-grey prison cell they ask her question after question, and the more they ask, the more she learns about herself.
Swein: The Danish King
Series: Earls of Mercia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,440. Language: British English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Before his encounter with Ealdorman Leofwine on his fateful trip to Shetland, King Swein first had to wrestle Denmark from his father’s kingship and make his own name as a warrior of great renown. This side story to the Earls of Mercia series tells of the early years of King Swein’s reign, his first raid on England, his encounter with Ealdorman Leofwine and his quest to once and for all kill Olaf.
Of Kings and Half Kings
Series: Chronicles of the English. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,710. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Edmund of the English, the aged Constantin of Scotland, Anlaf Sihtriccson of York, Idwal of Gwynedd, Hywel of the South Welsh. The year is 942 and the treaty of Eamont in 927 and the recent battle of Brunanburh in 937 have inflicted an uneasy calm on the lands of the British Isles.
Hæ∂feld
Series: Gods and Kings. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The year is 632 and the great Edwin of Northumbria, bretwalda over England, must battle against an alliance of the old Britons under his foster-brother Cadwallon of Gwynedd, aided by Penda of Mercia, a brutal young war leader gaining in strength and reputation. Who will ally with whom? Who will play false to their Lord? Who will turn their back on their own family?
Wulfstan - An Anglo-Saxon Thegn
Series: Earls of Mercia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: British English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Wulfstan, the Ealdorman of the Hwicce's most trusted advisor, mentor and friend, has a few secrets of his own to tell in this side story to the epic Earls of Mercia Series that returns to the beginning of the reign of King Aethelred II, the child-king who must spend his early years over coming the petty feuds that threaten to rip the Kingdom of England apart.
Silver (The Dragon of Unison Book 6)
Series: Dragon of Unison. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,110. Language: British English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
‘A time will come when the mountains will move and the ground will tremor, when the heavens will fall upon our land and beasts with wings will erupt from the mountains and call us friends.’ ‘A time will come when one person will be given the power of our land, the power to heal and grow and melt and make new.’
Dragon of Unison Second Trilogy - Red, Black and Silver
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 231,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Contains Books 4 - 6 of the Dragon of Unison Series - Red, Black and Silver
Northman Part 2 (The Earls of Mercia Book 4)
Series: Earls of Mercia, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,960. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Northman, eldest son of Ealdorman Leofwine, husband, father and brother almost snatched a moment of peace when King Swein of Denmark helped himself to the English throne, and Aethelred removed himself to the Court of Duke Richard II of Normandy, his brother by marriage.
Brunanburh
Series: Chronicles of the English, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,600. Language: British English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Athelstan, King of the English; Olaf Guthfrithsson, King of the Dublin Norse; Constantin, King of the Scots; Owain, King of Strathclyde, Hywel of the South Welsh; one 'great lamentable and horrible battle'. The year is 937 and Athelstan, King of the English and overlord of the British kingdoms, faces opposition to his rule, that will culminate in the great battle of Brunanburh.
Northman Part 1 (The Earls of Mercia Book 3)
Series: Earls of Mercia, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,690. Language: British English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
England: The Second Viking Age Northman, eldest son of Ealdorman Leofwine, fostered, at the King’s insistence, by Eadric of Mercia, finds himself caught between loyalty to his father and his foster father. Fighting for his own sense of self, whilst Viking raiders and Danish King’s vie for the English King’s land and throne, he must chose his own path, and hold true to his own belief’s.
Black (The Dragon of Unison Series Book 5)
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,690. Language: British English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. "They will bond, an unbreakable bond, and together they will unite and restore everything to how it should be." So the words of the long ago prophecy haunt Erann as his bond with Greeneyes is broken and the people of Unison are plunged further into peril with the unwelcome return of the Long Night.
Ealdormen (Earls of Mercia Book 2)
Series: Earls of Mercia, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 69,510. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce, has proved himself in battle and won the support of his King, Aethelred II, but the spectre of Swein of Denmark, the man who partially blinded him five years before, has suddenly become a harrowing reality.
Dragon of Unison Books 1 - 4
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 8. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 313,090. Language: British English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. BOOKS 1-4 OF THE DRAGON OF UNISON Contains Purple, Blue, Green and Red
Red (The Dragon of Unison Series Book 4)
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: British English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. Sereh; rescued on the cusp of death. Erann; angry to the point of incoherency. Emma; confused about her own place in history. The Librarian; tormented by his past. Greeneyes; with his loyalties split. Rankil; fighting for his survival. Ramon; determined to clear his name. As the land rocks beneath their feet and Gemini draws
Ealdorman (The Earls of Mercia Series)
Series: Earls of Mercia, Book 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 78,580. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Ealdorman – The Earls of Mercia Book 1 England: The Second Viking Age United doesn't mean together. Ealdorman is the first novel in the epic Earls of Mercia series, charting the final century of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom from 994-1071 through the eyes of the magnificent House of Leofwine.
Purple, Blue and Green (The Dragon of Unison Trilogy Books 1 -3)
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 7. Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 245,810. Language: British English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. CONTAINS BOOKS 1-3 OF THE DRAGON OF UNISON PURPLE BLUE GREEN
Green (The Dragon of Unison Book 3)
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: British English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. Erann and Sereh are reunited on the windswept Vatna Jokull but there are more hardships awaiting the small group of friends and grudging acquaintances. Traps laid half a millennia ago are about to ensnare them in yet another mystery and this time, the Librarian is a victim too and they must seek answers without his aid.
Blue (The Dragon of Unison Book 2)
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,930. Language: British English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. Unison has not yet relinquished the answers to all its riddles. Erann, Sereh and Greeneyes, newly reunited, are still being swept along by events beyond their control.
Purple (Dragon of Unison 1)
Series: Dragon of Unison, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,990. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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Unison is a land of mystery and intrigue, inspired by Viking Age Iceland. The time is now. Unison holds many enigmas locked within its ice bound surface, and this Long Day, Erann, Sereh and Greeneyes will begin to discover them. Sereh; determined to take a chance on freedom when it presents itself, no matter the perils. Erann; desperate to save his mother’s life, regardless of the cost to his p

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  • Shadowborn (Light & Shadow, Book 1) on May 24, 2013

    This book has been a slow burner for me. I have really enjoyed knowing that when I had a spare minute I could pick it up and enjoy it. I will be reading the next one (and probably the third part as well) because I am intrigued by the relationship between the two girls.
  • Shadowforged (Light & Shadow, Book 2) on June 11, 2013

    Well, now I'm hooked. This second book in the trilogy is full of unexpected twists, and for the last 50 or so pages, I had no choice but to sit and read it. No spoilers from me ... read on.
  • Shadow's End (Light & Shadow, Book 3) on Sep. 04, 2013

    What I've really loved about this trilogy is the unexpectedness of all. I'm not going to give anything away but the storyline never progressed as I thought it would and at the endof every book I was left desperate to know what happened next. The author is now working on some side stories for the main characters and I look forward to them being released. Thanks for a great read!!
  • Always Never Global Warming on July 20, 2014

    This is an intriguing book from the beginning. I don't wish to give any spoilers so I won't allude too much to the storyline. The author uses an intriguing mixture of viewpoints throughout the novel to good effect and the main characters of Mason, Barbara, George and Miss Moneylegs interact well with the 'other presence' they encounter. The story builds quickly and by about half way through, I was hooked enough to have to keep on reading in one sitting. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in Cold War espionage.