Barbara Bretana

Biography

I've been writing and reading since the age of three. Anyone who knows me knows I'm nuts about horses, reading, dogs and painting. Went to school in Vermont, Castleton State and Pratt/Phoenix School of Design and found out college wasn't for me. Worked with Developmentally Disabled and loved it. Went back to school for my CNA license and decided to try writing for a career as I keep breaking things like my rotator cuff, discs and whatnot. Getting bucked off your horse, well, I don't bounce like I used to. I'm the one in the brown coat.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
to put it simply, I will read anything I can get my hands on, I've been known to read the encyclopedia when nothing else was available.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love the simplicity of the Nook and the Kindle Fire for the colors
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Where to buy in print


Series

The God Slayers
The perfectly designed human baby. For a price.

The God Slayers

Price: $2.99 USD.

A God in Ruins

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Road to Amber
The continuing story of Amber seen through the eyes of the son of Merlin

The Road to Amber

Price: Free!

Dragon In Exile

Price: Free!
The Borders Between Magic and Maybe
The battle between magic and technology, the journey of a young teen boy to recover his stolen property, fulfill his father's dying request and find that love knows no boundaries between races, creed or religion. Also, some vampires thrown in for laughs.

The City Under the Ice

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Prometheus Project
DNA research created me, the NSA polished me and fate made me stronger.

The Prometheus Project

Price: $2.99 USD.

Triple Helix

Price: $2.99 USD.
Perception
Cale Snowden, the seventh son of a seventh son and one of three sets of twins.

Death Perception

Price: $2.99 USD.

Murder in Mind's Eye

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Roads to Reality
I only wanted to find my family and go home. But something was sent to prevent me from doing what I was so desperately searching for---the way through the mirror portal back home. Off your world and on to mine.

Roads to Reality

Price: $1.99 USD.

Lord of the Gates

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Rivers of Time
Journey through the past with a five year old as he grows up and dies each time he travels back and forth through history

A Prisoner of Time

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Gates of Light
Lost on a world that is not his own, Chris Savich is doing everything he can to stay alive and find his parents. if he can collect the pieces of the broken mirror portal, he can open it and go home.

The Gates of Light

Price: $2.99 USD.

The War of the Portals

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Shadow Walker
Born with the ability to shift between the thin veil that separates this world from the next, I learned how dangerous a gift this could be. So did the government. My only choice, I went to work for them.

The Shadow Walker

Price: $2.99 USD.

Shadow Walk In

Price: $2.99 USD.

Beyond the Shadows

Price: $2.99 USD.
Dominium
I can see the world through the eyes of any animal. Think your secrets are safe? Not if there's a creature around. Think what I could do for the Secret Service organizations of the world. They want me.I've been hunted my whole life.

Dominion

Price: Free!

Dominion 2:Courage

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

A God in Ruins
Series: The God Slayers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 153,320. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
GMO humans. Are we ready for them yet? The world doesn't think so nor does the President and the doctor that created him.
Dragon In Exile
Series: The Road to Amber. Price: Free! Words: 95,950. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
NaNoWriMo 2017 book. Last updated 2017-11-21 04:39:30
Goal reached!
Book Three Raven is spelled back to Earth Shadow and forced to assist a Wizard in his quest for his missing sister. He is put up against the Military's newest bureau, formed sixty years ago, the last time Raven was on earth. Magic now has a foothold on the shade. Wizards, Mages, Witches and Spell casters share an uneasy alliance with the Government. A powerful Black Dragon, the prize.
The God Slayers
Series: The God Slayers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 176,800. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
GMO creations are not limited to corn and wheat. There are unscrupulous scientists working on human genomes and embryos.
The City Under the Ice
Series: The Borders Between Magic and Maybe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,730. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Book Two of The Borders Between Magic and Maybe. Toby is rescued by a strange being he thinks is a man but not quite in a city that survived built under the glacier by pre-cataclysm science.
The Border Between Magic and Maybe
Series: The Borders Between Magic and Maybe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,770. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Tobias Spencer arrives home to find his mother dead, his father dying and their livestock stolen. Without the horses, his father's dream of a racing empire is gone. He vows to track the thieves down, find his horses and bring the murders to justice. He has no idea that there are forces at work beyond the Border that separates his lands from the Old, or that the theft is not all that it seems.
Shannoran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,140. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
I was five years old when I accidently stowed away on the ship bound for the Americas. I jumped ship in the harbor of the town called San Francisco and swam to shore. Was found by Indians and raised by a gentle tribe called the Miwok until the Blackfoot raided and stole me as a slave. I tried to escape but after ten years, I was more Indian than white. Until the white men came in search of gold.
Black Dragon of Amber Book Two: The Road to Amber
Series: The Road to Amber. Price: Free! Words: 102,400. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Raven, Marcus and Roelle concoct a plan to smuggle themselves into the Shadow Kingdom Khafra in search of a sorcerous treatise that just might get Raven his human body back. Murphy, his gargoyle companion, Corwin and the palace guards are all on his tail to bring them home before they cause an international Shadow incident.
Triple Helix
Series: The Prometheus Project. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,700. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Continues the story of Jed Fox Rollins after the Prometheus Files. Jed has graduated from college with a degree in Languages and is recruited to the Government. His first assignment is to translate an archaic manuscript for a Sheik in Egypt. His real mission is to phase an assassin inside and eliminate the Egyptian President. He isn't there voluntarily, he's been kidnapped.
Murder in Mind's Eye
Series: Perception. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,010. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Cale is a psychic coveted by a serial killer who collects all things clairvoyant. taken and kept for two years as a prisoner, he is rescued by the seer, Illusion and marries her. Their twin daughters are every bit as mentally gifted as their parents and are kidnapped by the Major, the same killer that had taken Cale's family and slaughtered them. Cale gives himself up to save them.
Death Perception
Series: Perception. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,600. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Murder, ESP and the FBI track down a serial killer after tweens, and anything to do with Extra-sensory perception. an Internet Porn sight for special orders and are after a young boy named Cale Snowdon, the seventh son of a seventh son who sees people before they die....
Lord of the Gates
Series: The Roads to Reality. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,320. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Book Two The Roads to Reality Rill is kidnapped by a man called Paul Buttons, taken to Greece, his power stripped by a construct that looks like a girl named Annika. He is rescued, (sort of) by adoctor's daughter named Electra and they escape to a world one door beyond earth with Buttons and Rill's family on his trail.
A Prisoner of Time
Series: The Rivers of Time. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,400. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Book Two of the Rivers of Time. Aidan goes back to medieval England and Richard the III where he tries to rescue the Princes in the Tower as well as having to cope with his return to his family and his kidnapping by the Secret Service.
Fallen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,180. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Prophecies of the Starborn, legends of the Fallen Gods. A teenager born and orphaned on a feudal planet must learn to deal with his indenture to the King's Law. kidnapped and taken to another universe, he must learn to adapt to civilization and his destiny as the Starborn.
Lord of the Strings The String Bearer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,090. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
I was found in my dead mother's arms by a SWAT Team in Boston. Raised by AJ, I could find anything that was lost and helped him become the top Homicide Detective on the Squad. The government found out how I got here and they came after my Mom and Dad, killing them and kidnapping me. I escaped with the help of dudes that weren't quite---human.
Roads to Reality
Series: The Roads to Reality. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
I opened the Doors of Reality to find my parents and something else came through. They had left me alone in a locked basement for ten years and were gone for over a year before I realized they had left. Government agents and a Tracker were on my trail.
The Rune Staff of the Unicorn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Rune Staff of the Unicorn, wizards, demon cats, bridges to other worlds. Sounded like a fun quest for a young warrior. I was ten, what did I know about camping, hardship, torture and war? I was the spoiled pampered younger son of the Kings Commander and I was raised with the concept of duty, honor. They were more than mere words to us, we lived and died by them.
Lords of Chaos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
All I wanted was to go home through the rent made by the super collider back to my home world and find my parents before the FBI and other government agents found me. instead, I led them straight to my world.
Pas De Death
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,480. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Murder, horses, show jumping all in the state of Florida and revolves around a young trainer named Sam who was the lone survivor of his parents car accident. The only witness to the supposed murder of the farm' owner's husband, the Warm-blooded mare called the Death Mare. She is more than meets the eye.
The War of the Portals
Series: The Gates of Light. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,930. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book Two in the Protectorate Wars. Chris is back being pursued by his father's sworn enemy, Zalindyl who wants not only him, his father dead but to destroy the world that has sheltered the Lord Protectorate and his family.
The Prometheus Project
Series: The Prometheus Project. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Human Genome Project. My mom and dad worked on it while she was pregnant with twins. I survived when my twin didn't. My DNA is more than the typical teen's. Their lab exploded killing everyone and leaving me to be raised in an orphanage. I went to collage at the age of 15. I'm smarter, faster and stronger than my peers. But then, I don't have any on this world. My mom's boss told the government.
Lord of A Thousand Souls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,380. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
His father murdered. His mother abandons him to the battlefield and the victor. A royal Prince and half-blood grandson of the Lord of the Elves, Merwin must learn to swallow his pride and accept his lot as a stable boy. Until the King and his Wizard send him to retrieve a Royal Fae Mare who is more than she seems and will be used as a blood sacrifice to open the Gates to Fae lands.
Prince of Flame and Shadow, Lord of Fire and Ice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Vashti Swann Tamerlane Haven is born the son of the galaxy's most infamous Thief and the Emperor's daughter. Lost on a world called center, it is literally the central world in the huge conglomerate of planets called the ConFedium and ruled by Camin Sher, the Pretender. He has murdered the entire Haven family line save for the Emperor's grandson, Vashti where he hides in the vast canyon system.
The Gates of Light
Series: The Gates of Light. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,930. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lost on a strange world, abandoned by his parents, the object of a schoolmate's perverted desires, Christopher Savich wants only to find the slivers that make up the mirror and powers the Gates of Light so he can return home.
Beyond the Shadows
Series: The Shadow Walker. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,170. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book Three in The Shadow Walker series. Qruips is kidnapped, they want the Walker in exchange. A US Senator and Italian drug dealer plan to use Aiden to break into Swiss vaults and remove Nazi war loot.
Shadow Walk In
Series: The Shadow Walker. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Book Two of the Shadow Walker series. Aiden is sent to the mid-east to rescue an American agent before he can be beheaded and to track down a missing nuclear shipment.
The Trinity Prophecy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,310. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Sent away by his father, the White Wizard, Keil is lost on a minor barony to be raised as the stable hand in a place where magic is the norm. Except for him. Around him, spells go awry, magic is no longer the dependable way to enact the everyday details of life. Sent to the mountains, he lives with the horse herd, returning to find the manor house burned and the occupants dead.
Dragon Fall
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,240. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Yeah, I was the spoiled only son of a rich set of parents. Trouble was, my uncle murdered them and I couldn't prove it. So, I wasn't the easiest kid to raise and my drinking, drug use and party attitude didn't help. Still, that didn't give my uncle the right to treat me as if I was bonkers. I stole his Ferrari and went to a friend's party. Got drunk, crashed the car and woke up inside an old
Sharn of the Shining Mountains
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
There are legends of the Sharn but I did not listen to them. To walk on water or pass through solid matter did not seem so strange to me. My father was Paragon of the Silver Hand, he had held the living heart of a star in his hand and was Lord of all the Sharn. So, when I escaped and ran to the lowlands, my only wish was to set my eyes on the Great Golden Sea and experience an adventure on my own.
Rim Rock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
16 year old Jaden Bell Strathan comes home to find his family ranch taken over, his family dead and the house burned to the ground with him supposedly inside it.
The Shadow Walker
Series: The Shadow Walker. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
I could walk through Shadows in the Realm I called Between, but the US Government wanted access to it as well as to me. They took my parents and I was determined to find them, until I learned they were dead.
Dominion 2:Courage
Series: Dominium. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Book 2 of the Dominion series. Dantan is kidnapped again and travels to Africa and Europe in the custody of McNeil, a billionaire with a passion for the paranormal.
Dominion
Series: Dominium. Price: Free! Words: 58,460. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
I wasn't looking for fame and fortune, just hanging out with my girl and having a good time. Like going to the Grand opening of the National Air and Space Museum with my Dad, the US senator and Felice, the President's daughter. Not that it wasn't cool, just not as cool as being inside your pet's mind. I can see what they see, hear what they hear. Trouble was someone found out and now, they want me
Through His Eyes Are the Rivers of Time
Series: The Rivers of Time. Price: Free! Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Death is permanent, isn't it? Not to Aidan, the son of Lord Griffyn Argent who has died and revived in the 1400s to rescue the two Princes of the Tower, or to Anastasia in the 1800s as he spirits her away To his parents who meet him forty years after his first death.
The Road to Amber
Series: The Road to Amber. Price: Free! Words: 107,290. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The History of Amber continues with Raven, the son of Merlin, King of the Courts of Chaos and his companion, Murphy a gargoyle created from the soil of Ireland and the ashes of Raven's mother, the Unicorn. Raven searches for the road back to his home shadow with his relatives on his trail.

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Smashwords book reviews by Barbara Bretana

  • The Prince of Ravens on March 01, 2015
    (no rating)
    I've read a lot of fantasy and adventure and I simply could not put this one down. I stayed up all night to finish it and it's made me ravenous for more. I would give it six stars if I could. I love the character of Raven, he is very well written as was the whole story.
  • The Prince of Ravens on March 01, 2015

    I had to come back and give the stars rating for this book because it deserves it and more!