Lazette Gifford

Biography

Lazette is an avid writer as well as the owner of Forward Motion for Writers and the owner/editor of Vision: A Resource for Writers.

It's possible she spends too much time with writers.

And cats.

Where to find Lazette Gifford online


Books

The Moment of Truth
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Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
There is something decidedly strange about the new family in Treeview -- the ones with the odd haircuts, pointed teeth and strange attraction to vegetables. Life has gotten odd since they arrived and now it's up to three local ladies to take care of the problem! The short story is followed by a preview of the first chapter to the novel Beware the Wrath of Bunny Hopper.
Elfsong
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Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Magic is dying in the world and the age of humans has arrived . . . but the elves might have one last trick before they go. (This free short story is about 2600 words and the document includes a preview of No Beast so Fierce.)
Resurrection: Chance and Change
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,470. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the captain's gambling finally caught up with him, two crewmembers, an enigmatic passenger and a local Port Rat on the run from trouble come up with a daring plan that may save them all . . . or kill them. How desperate are they?
Autumn Winds
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Series: Summerfield, Book 2 · Books Written during NaNoWriMo, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,830. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Summerfield's life is complicated enough dealing with two groups of exiled fae, a juvenile dragon who tends to eat cell phones and his new fellow reporter at Woo Woo news, the shapeshifting Cat Clan totem. However, Halloween is nearing and things are taking a turn of the decidedly odd . . . and dangerous.
Devlin's Team # 3: Medusan Mutation
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Series: Devlin's Team, Book 4 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,190. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
How much of a shock would it take to bring down civilization on the oldest colony? Devlin is afraid she's going to find out when a plague strikes Terra Nova, unless she and her team can stop the spread of something no one truly understands.
Up to Our Asses in Alligators
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Life in Flying Fish is just plain odd, but the locals make the best of their semi-annual disasters. This collection includes one short story (2118 words) and a longer preview of a novel.
In the Service of the Queen
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,790. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Two young men, vying for a post at court, find themselves caught in a web of magic, murder and mystery while enemies of the empire make a daring attack that may destroy them all. It's a time of treachery, war . . . and the making of legends.
Beware the Wrath of Bunny Hopper
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Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Bunny always knew her family was odd, but she never realized how strange until she found herself joining her brothers in an ageless war against magic she never knew existed.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #74
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Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie and those pursuing traditional publication. Vision: A Resource for Writers has been an on-line publication for over twelve years. This is our first Smashwords Edition, but we hope to keep putting up each new issue as well as putting older issues up as well.
Istavia
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Istavia is a crossroads city, filled with temples and spies, nobles and thieves, and through the crowded streets, one man searches for answers to help make sense out of the treachery that ruined his life.
A Warrior's Work is Never Done
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
When a local lord kidnaps a woman from the Schiwhen Army to be his bride, he doesn't get exactly what he planned.
Journey to Winter
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Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Prince Nishanan is taken against his will from the golden sands of the south to live with relatives in the dark, bleak castle of Maxillia. Mistrusting everyone, he soon finds that he has the interest of Thrulan, a dark and dangerous mage who has brought him to this winter land -- but for what purpose?
Don't Go Home for the Holidays: A Tale of Spies, Aliens and Very Bad Timing
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
The year is 1996 and Christmas is only a few days away. The Sangre sisters are on an odd assignment and things get out of hand when they learn they're in the employ of aliens. Soon their lives become extremely complicated with mutants, time travel and psychic crossword puzzle books. This is a silly set of adventures, so abandon logic and have fun.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #73
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Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie authors and those pursuing traditional publication.
For the Honor of the Hunt
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00)
Andradora has been ruled by women since the first landing, but that's changing. Britta is a registered and professional bounty hunter on the path of a dangerous criminal and she is about to learn what equality means when she discovers that the world's first male bounty hunter has gotten in ahead of her.
Badlands
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The small settlement on the world of Caliente is suffering from a devastating drought and the two segments of the population are coming to blows over the remaining water. Someone has to be daring to keep everyone alive and Carmen del Santo Palo, a leader of one of the gangs, is reluctantly taking up the challenge.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #72
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Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie and those pursuing traditional publication.
Playing with Fire
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tar is desperate to save his junk shop from tax collectors; frantic enough to dare something illegal with the help of an old acquaintance. However, Dela hasn't told him all the facts about her scheme and the trouble he has to deal with when things go bad.
Waiting for the Last Dance
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,870. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
(5.00)
Marisha had to face the truth when her best friend drove the car that purposely hit Gian and put him in a wheelchair. Now, a year later, the pain of that time is triggered again by an unexpected death and questions Marisha never thought to ask.
Xenation: Draw the Line
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,920. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00)
When humans found the abandoned -- and ancient -- space station, they moved in to study the place they called Xeno-Station, and then shortened to Xenation. Following them came three other races, all intent on learning secrets. Only now one of the humans has a dangerous link to the heart and controls of this alien place, and he's learning there are secrets and dangers no one imagined.
Writing Short: A Quick Guide to Writing Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This short work includes 4 classes on the basics of short story writing, editing and publication.
Devlin's Team # 2: Farewell to Summer
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Series: Devlin's Team, Book 3 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,570. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Devlin has arrived on Summer where she expects to do nothing more than keep watch over Cha and Dancer. However, even before the two arrive, she's found trouble of a different kind. Even though the people of Summer are leaving as the world begins a long, inhospitable descent into winter, there's still time for deceit, lies and murder.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 8 (Final Edits/Submission and Publication)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This is the final book of the Two Year Novel Course covering weeks 78 through 104. The final sections cover both traditional and indie material when it comes to publication.
Paid in Gold and Blood
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,350. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Katashan left behind his past; all the good and the bad, including his belief that the gods would help him in a time of need. Moving to a new land, he has every intention of starting a new life. What he finds, though, is the body of a woman sacrificed at the foot of a statue to a benevolent goddess.
Vita's Vengeance
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,350. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Alsandor Vita has returned home with bad news for those who hoped outsiders would help against a treacherous enemy poised to invade their world. Despite the situation, Alsandor hadn't expected dramatic changes in his own future, but unusual circumstances soon give him a chance to fight the war in ways he never expected.
Mirrors
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Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,850. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Half-fae, genderless and mistrusted by his full-blooded magical relatives, Skye Emerald McFaeland is unexpectedly drawn into a dangerous power-play a few days before the choosing of the next fae ruler. Will Skye find the answers to stop someone from gaining control of the fae -- or will he be the final key the enemy needs to succeed?
Two Year Novel Course: Set 7 (Second Draft)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book 7 of the 2YN series moves from the art of writing to the crafting of edits. This book takes on some of the major problems, including when the book is too short.
Two Year Novel Course Set 6 (Writing, Part 2)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Book Six of the 2YN series covers continuing the writing process with tips to help you keep going to The End.
The Bear on the High Shelf and Other Christmas Bear Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00)
This is a short collection (10,700) of fluffy teddy bear stories and poems for the holidays. Learn how Aristotle Bear found his true home, the story of the Christmas House and more.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The fifth book in the 2YN series is designed to help you start writing your first draft. It covers setting up goals, working through openings and how to deal with a number of 'small things' that might create problems for the writer.
Sub-Textual Evidence for the Existence of Alien Life and the Extrapolation of Internet Protocols
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Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
She's just broken up with her boyfriend and is looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend at home. She didn't count on a crashed alien craft and a cute kitten. Originally published in Planet Relish, 2002.
Devlin's Report #1: Wasting Time
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Series: Devlin's Team, Book 1 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Learn how Devlin, a port rat with a bad attitude and worse reputation, joined the elite Inner Worlds Council Security force (6240 words). Also included is the first chapter of Devlin's Team File # 1: Dancer
Glory
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,810. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A deadly, mythical creature stalks the mountainside in rural Tennessee, and ESI agent Gloryanna Del Mar has come to deal with the dangerous creature and to confront her own, tragic past. Partnered with the enigmatic Talis Ford, she is having a difficult time keeping her own magical secrets.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00)
The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
Muse
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,980. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Welcome to Muse.... Stranded when his car breaks down, Killian Dain Fox overhears a cop and a gas station clerk discussing murder and the exchange of money. (Book contains mild sex scene.)
Devlin's Team # 1: Dancer
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Series: Devlin's Team, Book 2 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,200. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Devlin is a top agent for the Inner Worlds Council Security force -- a spy in common terms -- and she's not very happy with an assignment to the backwater world of Forest. However, when a top-ranking scientist arrives on world, Devlin thinks she might be able to pick up a little bit more information . . . and that's something the locals fear.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
The Servant Girl
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Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
Eliza lived with Princess Sondra as her trusted companion until civil war tore her from her friend's side. Now she must learn to live in a world filled with intrigue and danger, where the use of her magic might get her killed . . . and where it is getting increasingly difficult to tell friend from foe.
Weaving the Strands of Love
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Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One brother will be king and another a powerful mage, but it is a simple spell that will truly change their lives.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 2 (Characters)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
The second set of the 2YN classes takes you through the work of creating characters who will best represent what you want in your story.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 1 (Basics)
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Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Start your novel off right with this set of five classes to help expand on your initial idea and begin creating story goals.
Joey Mousekin's Tale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
What happens when a young boy is accidentally turned into a mouse? He has the adventure of a lifetime!
Would That It Were
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
In this fun little story, Caravan Master Nuri gets more than he bargained for when he asks a fortune teller to do a reading for him! (Originally published in Fables Ezine)
Lucky
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
(Previously published by Yard Dog Press in Star Bound) Misea thinks she's getting the chance of a lifetime when an early release from prison leads to a job on a construction team for the new Shepherd Station. Unfortunately, there's trouble at the station, and she's soon right in the middle of it.
Summer Storm
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Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo · Summerfield, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,030. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00)
Summerfield grew up traveling from one odd place to another while his parents searched for enlightenment. And yes, he does work for the nation's leading paranormal publication, Wolton World News -- or Woo Woo News as the scoffing locals call it. That doesn't mean he's prepared for all kinds of weirdness in the last place he expected to find it . . . Omaha, Nebraska.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
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Price: Free! Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00)
NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year.
No Beast so Fierce
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00)
In the far future, an ancient shapeshifter meets up with an old lover on a fastrain headed for disaster.
Author Vs. Character
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Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.83)
This is the story of what happens when a character begins to talk back to the author . . . not a good plan in the long run! (Watch out for those Woodle Pooves!)
Ada Nish Pura
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50)
Fighter Pilot Marcus Trevor is the only survivor of a treacherous attack against the star ship on which he served. Injured and alone, he must take refuge on the world of Kailani, a place of vast stretches of water and where a large portion of the population is genetically adapted to living in the sea.
Silky 3: The Queen's Champion
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Series: Silky, Book 3 · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,350. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50)
In the final book of the Silky trilogy, Silky must face all his worst fears -- and a few new ones. With Anthica under siege, Silky, Magellan and Queen Maris take a perilous sea voyage to find allies they hope will help win the embattled country from the Jainta and their dark magic. During the journey Silky will battle his personal demons and new enemies . . . and find a lost piece of his soul.
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