Elaina J Davidson

Biography

Reader, poet, mom, partner, chef, gardener, cat lover, Mahjong player, friend, blogger, music fan and, yes, writer. A restless South African, who lived in Ireland for a few years, resided in majestic New Zealand until recently; back In Cape Town...until my feet find another path...

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The Kallanon Scales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 165,460. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A new enemy enters the Valla arena, but this one is as ancient as time and must be unleashed in a forbidden place. An ancient map points the way. To get there in stealth a ship able to cross vast distance is needed, with an expert crew to navigate her. Sorcery and technology work together to contain a creature created of time and fire.
Latticework
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,890. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A noir collection of soulful tales, embodying the macabre to the metaphysical, and a dip of the quill into an intriguing sci-fi tale with a lesson so serrated it cuts to the marrow. In this delightful anthology the emotional lattice connects the strands which amplify the human experience, our melancholy, our mistakes, and our residual power.
The Tinsal Deck
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,980. Language: British English. Published: May 19, 2014 by Thorstruck Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In a society that could be ours, or not, in a time that was, or not, there hunkers a stone castle. Inside is Bronwyn, a woman ruined, a woman with a wooden leg. Before her lays a tarot deck able to manipulate destiny.
The Dragon Circle
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Series: Lore of Arcana, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,080. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
While waiting for the opportune time to strike, Margus secretly begins a different kind of campaign: soul snatching. He refuses to bow from the arena; having lost his army, he now rebuilds it with the souls of Valaris, a people despairing after losing everything in the violence of summer’s confrontations. These are the souls of loved ones … how will the survivors find the means to fight them?
Lore of Arcana
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,990. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The ‘companion’ book for the Lore of Arcana Series. Find within the hidden history of the Valleur, extended chapters, missions and insights removed from the main works, as well as a record of sage sayings and secret wisdoms. And a few surprises!
The Drowned Throne
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Series: Lore of Arcana, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,080. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
From the cesspool of Silas Island into the underworld of Two Town, the battle for Valaris continues. The Darak Or Margus unleashes his soltakin army and at his side is the dara-witch Infinity and her Darkling Horde. It is time also to face Margus in his lair and throw the gauntlet down. A monster wave is unleashed and headed to an epic confrontation before an ancient and powerful golden seat…
The Kinfire Tree
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Series: Lore of Arcana, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,800. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Hidden from humankind on Valaris are fourteen sacred Valleur sites, each built upon a node of power. Vannis of the Valleur advocates unveiling the sites to restore balance to the earth, balance he claims will aid them in the fight against Margus. The Darak Or has other ideas, and unleashes his soltakin… Rayne confers with the Mantle and begins the internal battle that will change all.
The Infinity Mantle
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Series: Lore of Arcana, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 139,080. Language: British English. Published: September 27, 2013 by Wild Wolf Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two worlds in two universes are on the brink of destruction. Both will burn. Connecting them and their shared fate is a linked past, a magical thread of light and a tear in the fabric of space. Separating them is a great barrier of Chaos and it threatens to invade and extinguish all life. Is there anyone out there able to prevent eternal darkness?
Our Friend Thomas Henson
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Thomas Henson has many issues. Many. M.A.N.Y. Here we shall examine thirteen of them. Yes, a baker’s dozen…or a witch’s coming-of-age. No doubt our doubting Thomas will throw arms with hands up in horror if he hears we aim to halt our examination (dissection?) of him at this sweet little number known as 13.

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  • Shrouded Secrets: Shrouded Secrets Chronicles (Volume 1) on April 05, 2011

    Shrouded Secrets is firmly in the YA category, from home situations between siblings and figures of authority to the daily school routine. Throw in a strange vacation, and you have the interest of your reader...but when that strangeness spills over into ordinary life, you have a tale worth following. I have to insert here that ‘Shrouded Secrets’ is a great title- it certainly grabbed my attention. The story is good. A world that exists in the dark matter surrounding us, much like Earth...with a few tweaks. A boy able to step through the thinning to help Earth, and a boy from our world able to wield the power of that other place. And a supporting cast both otherworldly and ordinary. However, I feel Shrouded Secrets needs a little tweaking itself. It reads (to a fellow writer) like a first draft, when we make the mistake of inserting too many adjectives and extra words. There is as well a sense of formality many YA readers may not identify with. The pace is a little slow. From my perspective, I would like to see Shrouded Secrets undergo a thorough edit...and then the tale will shine bright.
  • The Celtic Tree Zodiac on July 28, 2011

    If you’re like me and salivate over things Celtic and druidic, then you will find this interesting. If, like me, you regard a tree as a sacred friend, then this is definitely not to be ignored. And if you investigate things astrological...well, what more can I say? This is an easy read- easy because Poppet did the hard work, the research, the collation and so forth, gifting us therefore the ability to swiftly follow- but it’s also intriguing and I have to tell you I learned something new. I now know which tree is my sign! And when I apply the personalities of people I know to Poppet’s corresponding explanation of their tree sign, I am amazed by how well it fits. Worth a read, definitely.
  • That Morning After from the Phoenix Series on June 07, 2013

    Janus does it again! That Morning After is a short(ish) story about Nicky, a woman recovering from her past, including divorce, and decides to try online dating sites…with some consequences! This is a well-balanced read and the author delves into the mind of her main character with great skill and finesse. We, the readers, quickly identify and desire to find out what comes next….the mark of a really good narrative, in my opinion. Weaved in is the reality of city life, the dangers of online dating, the smell of books in a bookshop, the sun and colours of Italy, the change that comes after mortality is left behind…oooh, you have to read it! That Morning After is a vampire story with a difference, folks, and well worth it. There are so much of them vamp tales out there, that it’s hard to stand out, but Janus Gangi concentrates of emotions and situations and people and their problems until it becomes a vamp tale with real depth. And it’s short enough to entice you, while being long enough to satisfy you! Loved it! And will definitely read the next instalment!