J.M. Ney-Grimm

Biography

J.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She's learning about permaculture gardening and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands. Look for her novels and novellas at your favorite bookstore – online or on Main Street.

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Books

Serpent's Foe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Once she stalked the duat by Ra's side, carrying his light in her eyes and battling the monsters that assailed them. Now, tormented by confusion and her own fury, she longs to regain the unique powers which - inexplicably - elude her in captivity. In this mythic tale of pride and revelation, a fight beyond death delivers one last chance at redemption.
A Knot of Trolls
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,900. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
North-lands spellcasters who reach too boldly for power transform into trolls - grotesque villains wielding a potent magic and destined for madness. A KNOT OF TROLLS features seven of these evildoers, each pursuing a unique design for troubling their neighbors. Across the ages of the world, ordinary youths must rise to the challenges laid down by trolls. Destiny and hope lie in the balance.
Devouring Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,100. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Mercurio guards the planet Mercury with quirky devotion. He loves the oddball chunk of rock, with its illusion of retrograde motion, its out-of-sync orbit and spin. Almost as much as he loves playing pranks. Now the joke’s on him. In a solar system of mythology and clockwork fantasy, a tale of rising stakes unfolds with all the clever misdirection and teasing wordplay that Mercurio enjoys.
Resonant Bronze
Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The warriors of Torbellai brought back a prize in the night, and young Paitra wants to see it. Even hidden away in the armory, the artifact changed the whole mood of their mountain citadel from dread foreboding to hope. But the warlord hid the fighters' plunder for good reason. Forged by trolls and radiating magic, it presents grave risk to any who approach it. Will Paitra survive his curiosity?
Sarvet & Livli
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,470. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
THE KAUNIS CLAN OMNIBUS: A cloistered world meets two world changers. When Sarvet's culture hems her in, she pushes back. Her daughter, Livli, does likewise. SARVET'S WANDERYAR: Running away leads right back home - or does it? LIVLI'S GIFT: Must surrender spell defeat? Or could letting go harness real power?
Crossing the Naiad
Series: Kaunis Clan. Price: Free! Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Its truth forgotten in the mists of time, the old bridge harbors a lethal secret. Neither marble statues awakened for battle nor an ancient roadbed grown hungry, something darker and more primal haunts the stones and the wild river below. Kimmer knows the stories, but she doesn't know why the crumbling span feels so fraught with menace. Her way home lies across the ruin. Dare she take it?
Skies of Navarys
Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,130. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When a royal geomancer announces that a tidal wave threatens Navarys, Atlantis of the North-lands, every citizen springs to action. In the uproar, the aeromancer Palujon steals unique and magical lodestones. Mago vows to retrieve the artifacts. But his friend Liliyah questions Palujon’s motives. Why would a man of his stature break the law? Is he truly a rogue? Life and death hang on her answers.
Livli's Gift
Series: Kaunis Clan. Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 54,900. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In Kaunis-spa′s magical spring, Livli achieves spectacular cures. A born pioneer, she hopes to match new ways for healing with new ways of living. But the Kaunis-sisters fear rapid change. While Livli pushes forward the new, one influential foe pushes back. Home will keep its ancient customs, even if Livli loses everything. Must surrender spell defeat? Or could letting go harness real power?
Perilous Chance
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Clary needs a miracle, but wonders rarely step forth to solve life's problems. While her mama lies wearily abed and her papa spends the day . . . elsewhere, Clary struggles. Then she visits a bramble-grown quarry. Hidden there, her miracle awaits: a miracle of razor-sharp talons, world-shaking magic, and ravenous hunger. When it cracks the egg, can Clary survive? Something wondrous this way comes!
Star-drake
Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Gefnen-herald to Koschey the Deathless-hunts life. When the piercing scent of youth tingles his senses, Gefnen focuses his chase. The prey-a boy-lacks guardians strong enough to best a troll. But other seekers tilt chances in this game. Spirit of storm, poignant memories, and something more ancient than memory or wind shape looming tumult. Gefnen hunts victory, but a darker victory hunts him.
Rainbow's Lodestone
Series: Lodestone Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,450. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A lost birthright and unending agony. On whim, the rainbow’s child falls to earth, where a cruel adversary takes advantage of her innocence. Can she reclaim her thunder-swept heavens? Must she dwindle and die? This transcendent short story of J.M. Ney-Grimm’s troll-ridden North-lands explores how inner freedom creates outer opportunities. Earth trumps heaven until ancient music plays.
Sarvet's Wanderyar
Series: Kaunis Clan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,130. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Running away leads right back home – or does it? Sarvet walks with a grinding limp, and her mountain culture keeps girls close to home. Worse, her mother emphasizes all the things Sarvet can't do. Can dreams - even big dreams - and inner certainty transform impossible barricades into a way out?
Troll-magic
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 169,740. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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Prince Kellor, cursed by the troll-witch Mandine to live as a north-bear, wrestles with the challenges of his beast form. Pain wracks his body, and unpredictable rages blur his mind. His childhood friend Elle holds the key to his escape, but should he endanger her by seeking her help? A lyrical Beauty and the Beast tale, rife with shining glory, dark magnificence, and unexpected significance.
The Troll's Belt
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Young Brys Arnsson digs himself into trouble. Bad trouble. Tricked by a troll in J.M. Ney-Grimm’s richly imagined North-lands, Brys must dig himself and his best friend back out of danger. But that requires courage . . . and self-honesty. Traits Brys lacks at depth. A twist on a classic, THE TROLL'S BELT builds from humor-threaded conflict to white-knuckle suspense.

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