Rachel Starr Thomson

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Rachel Starr Thomson is a writer, indie publisher, and editor. She's the author of the Seventh World Trilogy and other novels and short stories.

Rachel is a homeschool graduate, a dweller in southern Canada, a lover of long walks, good books, hot tea, and rich fellowship, and a counter-cultural revolutionary who thinks we'd all be much better off if we pitched our television sets out the nearest window.

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Unfair Trade
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Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Rachel Starr Thomson. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
It’s the most important decision of your life! Emanuel, a coffee grower in Africa, has been a victim of abusive power for years but discovers an alternative. You too have been abused by powerful forces. Do you have the courage to change your life? This booklet reveals exactly how that can happen.
Eight Keys to Lasting Success
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,120. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Rachel Starr Thomson. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Professional Growth
Einstein once said, “I want to know God’s thoughts. The rest are details.” Self-help books abound, with opinions and this or that scientific study. I want to know God's thoughts. And so this book is different. Think of it as a study, and a discussion.

Books

Abaddon's Eve
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
The prophet's name is Kol Abaddon--the Voice of Destruction. To Alack, a young shepherd boy, Kol Abbadon's visions of coming destruction fascinate and disturb. But when Alack begins to see visions of his own, the course of his life changes as he treks into the wilderness to become a prophet in training.
Rise: Book 5 in The Oneness Cycle
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Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,630. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
When the battle with the hive ended in flames, the village Oneness expected to pick up life where they left off. But fire does not leave anyone unscathed. Haunted by images of the fire and desperate to know the truth about her destiny, April wrestles with inner demons that threaten to cut her off from those she loves most.
Renegade: Book 4 in The Oneness Cycle
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Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,070. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
After the events in ATTACK, the Oneness returned home in triumph-- All except Reese and Tyler, who remain on the road with the subversive cult leader called Jacob. Jacob's challenge--to lay aside peace for the sword and bring true justice in a world torn apart by evil--haunts Reese, and though all she wants is to go home, it isn't clear anymore who or what "home" is.
Still Praying in the Wilderness and Other Essays for the Spiritually Thirsty
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,680. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
Still Praying in the Wilderness is a window into the spiritual journey of a thirsty heart. From the introduction: "I offer them as a window into my journey, believing that this window may prove to be a mirror—that what you read here will speak to you in your own circumstances. My prayer is that in your thirst, you might find something here to drink."
Undivided Devotion: Three Essays on Being a Christian Single
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
The object of these essays is not to teach you how to grit your teeth and bear the burden of being single, nor is it to teach you how to shed that burden as quickly as possible. Instead, I hope that you will find yourself encouraged to really live as a single person, to know that your life is not in a holding pattern and your fruitfulness in God is not hampered by your social status.
Attack: Book 3 in The Oneness Cycle
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Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Battling the hive--a network of humans and demons--nearly killed them all. Now Richard and Mary take the Oneness on the offensive: picking out their targets, the cell goes after the humans at the center of the hive one by one. Their weapons: truth, the sword, and hope that even the most desperately lost can be brought home. The battle rages for the mind.
The Babel Chip
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Series: Jordy Sharp and the Gatsby Boys, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jordy Sharp dreams of musical success in Icarius, the City in the Sky--a metropolis of skyscrapers where the upper classes live hundreds of floors above the lower classes and travel happens in the air. A chance meeting and friendship with mayoral heir apparent and upper-class snob Ryan Cinderella guarantees he'll make it to the top--but not on his own terms.
Hive: Book 2 in The Oneness Cycle
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Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,690. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
The Oneness holds the world together ... what happens if it falls apart? Tired of sitting on the defensive, Chris and Tyler go after the hive. An abandoned warehouse, a possessed teen, a children's home, a rural community, and a trail of murders--all lead to confrontation with the enemy. And with the truth: That if the Oneness turns on itself, it becomes the greatest danger in the world.
Exile: Book 1 in The Oneness Cycle
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Series: The Oneness Cycle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,390. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
When Tyler fishes the girl out of the bay, he thinks she's dead. She wishes she was. For Reese, life ended when the supernatural entity called the Oneness threw her out. For Tyler, dredging Reese out of the water means life is nothing he thought. In a world where the Oneness exists, nothing looks the same. The Oneness changes everything.
Of Men and Bones (A Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
John Rabbing and his cousin Sagittarius are the favoured grandsons of their grandfather, Smatch, a cheerful old man who plays the bones and holds his eccentric, strong-willed family together like aging glue. A deathbed promise kicks open the door to a parade of strange musicians whose music haunts and transforms, bringing magic and opening the door to hope for a family that is falling apart.
Shields of the Earth (A Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A hundred years ago, Griet missed his chance to die. Now he dwells in a cave above the battlefield, waiting for the opportunity to return to the past and join the battle against a god whose killing blow is a gateway into true life—“for the only way to win a war with a god is to surrender.” Poetically and powerfully told, “Shields of the Earth” is a short story.
War With the Muse (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Writer’s block is a common problem. But what happens when your pen is all that gives you—and everything that matters to you—life? As a writer sits in a jungle hut, watching water dry up and jungle life disappear, she knows that only letting go of control and allowing her stories to form themselves will save her. But is she willing to pay the price? “War with the Muse” is a short story.
Now for the Not-Yet: And Other Essays on Everyday Discipleship
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,790. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This is a book of lessons learned and things sought after, and its central themes are things I have wrestled with over the years: The power of choice. The necessity of conviction. The power of knowing the truth. I hope you will find it practical and also inspiring; that it may give you both feet and wings.
Mind Soul Ink Paper: And Other Essays on Faith, Reading, and Writing
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
In this collection of essays, author Rachel Starr Thomson delves into the heart of writing and reading as a Christian. Thought-provoking and delightful, Mind Soul Ink Paper includes some of Rachel's most popular and eclectic work.
Fifty Shades of Loved
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Women’s Issues
In 2012 the hottest book of the year (in more ways than one) was an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey. This book is not about that one. The essays, quotes, and poetry in this little book were written by women who share a central vision of who we are, of what it means to be female and what it means to be loved, that is rooted in faith in God.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Voices; A Writer's Reflections; Why Can't We Sing
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: The Face of Love; Amazing Grace; In the Morning
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Thoughts on Unity; One Body; Blessing
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Beauty; Daughters of Zion; Allegiance
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Homecoming; Now We Are Free; Not In Vain
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Light of the World, Salt of the Earth; A Samuel Generation; Miracles
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Love Touches, The Holy Mystery, A Great Light
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: Valiant for Truth, Boldness, Refuge of Lies, Tyrants and Conquerors
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: On Doing the Will of God, Not My Will, A Dance With Mystery, For This Is the Will of God, A Question of Security
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: A Christmas Letter, Joy to the World, Tinsel and Trappings and the Meaning of Life, Lights
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Series: Letters to a Samuel Generation, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
Letters to a Samuel Generation: The Collection
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,610. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
This collection of essays is specially written for God's "Samuel Generation": every believer who wishes to know and do the heart and mind of their Father in Heaven. In a highly personal and encouraging style, they bring a fresh and convicting look at topics such as grace, love, trusting in dark times, unity, and the character of Jesus Christ.
The City Came Creeping (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In "The City Came Creeping," a family takes up arms against urban sprawl, fighting back against the evils of artificiality, noise pollution, and worst of all, television. This latest offering from Rachel Starr Thomson celebrates all things simple and rural with humour and lyrical grace.
Wayfarer's Dream (A Short Story)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Christanya and Mercy have fled the temple of On, where Christanya served as a priestess and Mercy as her servant, and followed the way of the Wayfarer in search of truth and true life. They find themselves driven by need for food and shelter to enter a town where Christanya reveals herself as a priestess in order to gain favour. It is the greatest mistake of her life.
Journey (A Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory
Little One was born in the Golden Fields, in a little thatched house amidst the sunlit wheat. It was there she first saw the Living One—a young man with mysterious, laughing eyes. She could not take her eyes away from him. And one day, when he disappeared over the mountains, she followed. “Journey” is a short story and an allegory in the tradition of Pilgrim’s Progress.
Reap the Whirlwind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Beren is a city in constant unrest: ruled by a ruthless upper class and harried by a band of rebels who want change. Its one certainty is that the two sides do not, and will not, meet. But children know little of sides or politics, and Anna and Kyara—a princess and a peasant girl—let their chance meeting grow into a deep friendship. Until the day Kyara’s family is slaughtered by Anna’s people...
Ogres Is (A Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Memory is a princess at the center of a vast and tangled conspiracy, and when Sagrat, an enormous ugly ogre, steals her, he is both saving her life and planning to eat her. When the conspirators show up to reclaim their princess, Memory is the only one who can see an outcome for herself other than dying a terrible death. Because Memory is the only one who has not discounted the power of love.
Fallen Star (A Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Astrea is a star who has left the heavens and come to reside amidst the garish, seductive lights of the city. Although she can hear distant voices calling her home, she ignores them. Her own light has gone cold and dim, and she cannot bear to face that truth. Until the Christmas Eve when an unexpected event offers her the chance to rediscover the source of her light—and the power to rekindle it.
Angel in the Woods
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Hawk is a nobleman’s son in search of a giant to kill or a maiden to save. The trouble is, when he finds them, there are forty-some maidens—and they call their giant “the Angel.” Intrigued by conflicting rumours, Hawk ventures out to see if the strange man in the woods is angel or demon.
Lady Moon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,810. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Celine meets Tomas, they are in a cavern on the moon where she has been languishing for thirty days after being banished by her evil uncle for throwing a scrub brush at his head. Tomas is a charming and eccentric Immortal, hanging out on the moon because he’s procrastinating his destiny—meeting, and defeating, Celine’s uncle. Lady Moon is a fast-paced, humourous adventure.
Butterflies Dancing (A Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
She has always known there were Powers in the world that others could not see or hear. Some of them sang to her in her cradle. Others have hunted her since she was a child. A cripple from birth, a foster child who grows up tormented and outcast, she knows that she does not belong in this world. When the young man who calls himself Lone Warrior appears, she loves him as she has never loved.
Magdalene (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
She is named for Miriam, the sister of Moses—one of the greatest women in Jewish history. Her people are all but slaves, and she dreams of doing as Miriam did: of dancing deliverance and ushering in freedom. But the dream is bitter, for she is Miriam of Magdala, possessed of seven devils. This is a powerful, poetic interpretation of the life of Mary Magdalene and the Messiah she longs for.
Theodore Pharris Saves the Universe
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,570. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Eight year old Theodore Pharris lived an incredibly boring life until the day he accidentally shot a spaceship out of the sky with his slingshot. Now he’s discovered an alien plot to blow up the universe, and only Theodore, his faithful dogs Balfour and Breck, and a handful of offbeat adult friends can stop it. Being the good guys, they’re almost certain to win. But can they do it in time?
Tales of the Heartily Homeschooled
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
What do you get when you throw 20 children, four parents, several cross-country trips, and a sense of humour between the covers of one book? Lots and lots of big family fun that will tickle the funny bones and warm the hearts of your entire clan.
Heart to Heart: Meeting With God in the Lord's Prayer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,440. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Jesus’ disciples once came to Him and asked how they should pray. He answered with the simple words most of us know: “Our Father, which art in heaven.” Several years ago, I began to pray the Lord’s Prayer every day. As I did, I sought to know better the Father to whom I prayed. The riches of the prayer overwhelmed me. Heart to Heart is my attempt to put those riches into words.
Taerith: A Novel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,960. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Taerith Romany, banished from his home by a cruel guardian, is a gentle warrior with a poet’s soul. His adventures take him west to a small and troubled kingdom, where his destiny becomes linked to that of the new queen, Lilia. A gripping adventure at the crossroads of good and evil.
Coming Day
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Series: The Seventh World Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,320. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
For the people of Pravik, peace is proving to be as dangerous as war. When the Ploughman seeks alliance with the Empire, the blind seer Virginia Ramsey sets out to find the King and bring him to Pravik’s aid. Their parallel journeys will at last open the way to the worlds unseen, bringing in terrors, beauties, and a final confrontation no one could imagine.
Burning Light
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Series: The Seventh World Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,740. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After five hundred years of oppression, the Seventh World is beginning to wake to the realities of the unseen world behind their own. The rise of the Gifted, young men and women with uncommon abilities, portends the coming of the King of ancient days, but evil is also waking. Aware that their control is beginning to slip, the Order of the Spider sets out to convert the Gifted or destroy them.
Worlds Unseen
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Series: The Seventh World Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,430. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2009. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
Maggie Sheffield just wants to leave the past behind. Memories of the Orphan House where she grew up are fading; memories of her guardians’ murder are harder to shake. When a dying friend shows up on her doorstep bearing the truth about the Seventh World–in the form of a written covenant with evil–Maggie is sent on a journey that will change her forever.

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  • Think Like a Publisher on Jan. 23, 2012
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    The best book on indie publishing I've read: from background industry info to doing the math, this is what you need to launch a viable business.