Tear Drop Books

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Tear Drop Books is an independent publisher which produces both fiction and nonfiction. For the most part, its fiction works are almost exclusively sci-fi and fantasy. Nonfiction titles range from new age topics to how-to manuals.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the Canadian prairies. And when I say 'prairies' I mean grass. Lots and lots of grass. Seeing a tree was exciting because they were few and far between. The closest playmate was miles away. Our TV access was limited to three channels, none of them very clear and none of them had any children's programming. There was really nothing to do except create.

As a result, my sisters and I grew vivid imaginations. We would run through the fields pretending to be sorcerers, vampires, elves, or starship captains. We created our own worlds and filled them with fictional people. Years later, when I would decide to write for a living, these worlds and characters were still with me and became the basis for most of my stories.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was a child. Journals, stories, whatever came to mind. I wrote my first novel in 8th grade. But I didn't start writing with the intention of making a living until my late 20s. Once I had two young children of my own, I realized they might like to read the stories running around in my head, so I wrote them down and they eventually became my published novels.
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Son's Betrayal (The Imperial Series)
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Series: Imperial, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,270. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Rowan, youngest son of the powerful Emperor Damuk, has always had a thirst for power. So when a beautiful young courtier offers him just that, he has few reservations and even fewer questions. Seduced by her dark beauty, Rowan agrees to follow her, abandoning the Abital Empire against the express wishes of his father. And that is only the beginning of his adventure...
Ashling Wicca, Book Three
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Series: Ashling Wicca. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
Venture further down the path leading into the magickal world of Ashling Wicca. The seven units of this book build on the skills and knowledge you should have gained during the study of the first two books in the Ashling Wiccan Series. Each lesson will guide you to a fuller understanding of the intricacies of the Ashling Wiccan Tradition.
The Magick of Flowers: Floral Healing for the Modern Age
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic
Flowers have been used for many centuries for healing and magick. This short e-book covers the use of flowers and their components to heal the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual difficulties we all face from time to time. This includes detailing the use of the ever-popular Bach Flower Remedies.
Story Spells: Teaching Spellcraft to Young Children
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic
Young ones are very literal minded. For this reason, when the idea of spells is first introduced, using stories that reflect their personal experiences and goals is the way to go. Though story spells work best for children ages 1 through 5, even older children (and their parents!) can have fun with this unique form of spell casting.
Mage's Rebellion (The Imperial Series)
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Series: Imperial, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,660. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Princess Calinda has always been a talented mage, but she is a woman. Woman cannot serve the Empire except as marriage prizes. In a desperate attempt to avoid being bartered on the marriage market, Callie flees in the dead of night. But little does she know the challenges she will face. As the gathering Dark threatens to consume her, she must use all her skills to avoid disaster.
Touching Auras: The Aura of a Baby
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Auras and colors
Mothers (and fathers too!) can use their auras to influence the auras of their babies. Children can be calmed, encouraged, or taught to trust through the interaction of the aura. Learn how to do this here.
The Search for Grandmaster Svend (The Knights of St. Andrews)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Grandmaster Svend is missing! With no clues as to his whereabouts, the Knights of St. Andrews must search the wilds of their realm and beyond to find their friend and mentor. Their journey will take them into the coldest parts of St. Andrews and have them facing off with an evil beyond imagining.
Ashling Wicca, Book Two: The Workbook
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Series: Ashling Wicca, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
This workbook, which is designed to complement Ashling Wicca, Book Two, will further deepen your understanding of the Ashling tradition. Full of tests, exercises, journal entries, and reflections, it can help you further grasp the material presented in the master book. It also provides various rituals vital to the practice of Ashling Wicca.
Ashling Wicca, Book Two
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Series: Ashling Wicca, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
This book, continuing where Ashling Wicca, Book One left off, takes the student even further into the mysteries of this wonderful tradition. Begin learning what it is that makes Ashling Wicca so beautiful. This book is the second of five in total and serves to bring the student deeper into Ashling Wicca. Lessons include both the practical and the theoretical.
Ashling Wicca, Book One: The Workbook
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Series: Ashling Wicca, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
Learning a tradition of Wicca requires more than simply reading a book. It requires study, reflection and absorbing the material. This workbook is designed to help the student of Ashling Wicca to do these things. Designed as a companion to "Ashling Wicca, Book One," the workbook provides tests, exercises, journal entries, and reflections all intended to further your understanding of Ashling Wicca.
Thief's Heartache (The Imperial Series)
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Series: Imperial, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,280. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
As the eldest daughter of the Crown Prince Damuk of the Abital Empire, Marella has never been out from under her father's penetrating gaze. But after months of begging, her father has finally allowed her to go west to the Yarian Republic. Now at the court of her uncle, King Darian, Marella finds herself as bored as she ever was at home. For now.
Initiation and Other Stories Based on the Novel Dragon's Tempest
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Series: Imperial Short Story, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Reenter the fantastical world of Vorima with ten new short stories written by the author of the novel "Dragon's Tempest". Each story gives new and exciting insight into the characters of the original novel and furthers the understanding of the plot of the entire Imperial Series.
Tales of Winter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A small collection of stories all about winter and the many things that can happen during the colder months. These tales range in length from flash fiction to short stories.
Return and Other Stories Based on the Novel Arianna's Tale
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Series: Imperial Short Story, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,480. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the author of "Arianna's Tale" come 10 short stories based on the novel. These stories give further insight into the main characters of "Arianna's Tale" and aid in the understanding of the greater plot of the entire Imperial Series.
Christmas Memories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Three little stories about various holiday memories. Some funny, some sad, but all of them based on actual events.
Santa's Boots
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Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Laren, newly promoted from Stable-Elf, faces his first Christmas Eve as one of the many elves to help Santa dress for the evening. But can he conquer his nervousness and avoid disappointing Santa?
Ashling Wicca, Book One
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Series: Ashling Wicca, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,720. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft and wicca
Now you can study the wisdom and beauty of ashling Wicca in the first book to ever publish its teachings. Lessons presented here include history, philosophy, and living the essence of Ashling Wicca. This book is writted by an expert on the Ashling tradition, a woman who was initiated into an Ashling coven in the late 1990s. She will guide you through the basics of Ashling Wicca.
Dragon's Tempest (The Imperial Series)
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Series: Imperial, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,480. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
For a hundred years, dragons and wyverns have been at war. The wyverns, confident that any real threats have been destroyed, rule the Wastes as tyrants, using the blood of the locals to fuel their dark magicks. For a hundred years, the wyverns and their Riders have remain unchallenged. Until now.
Tarot Deciphered
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,020. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
Tarot is a mysterious art whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Today, the imagery of Tarot cards is used to connect to the universal subconscious to reveal that which is hidden. This book explores the various cards of the standard Tarot deck and how they be used in one of the ten spreads presented here. This book is a valuable tool for both the novice and experienced Tarot reader.
Arianna's Tale (The Imperial Series)
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Series: Imperial, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,440. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011 by Tear Drop Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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For centuries there has been war. For centuries two great countries have fought by sword and by magick, but neither has claimed victory. Born a peasant, Arianna is content with her life. Until the day a stranger enters her world. Unprepared for the changes he brings, she can do nothing but despair. As a dark threat rises, can a peasant girl, a mage, and a forced romance stop a war?


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