Monday, June 14, 2010

Melting Pot Monday


Ivan-and-Marya
by, Anna Kashina
fantasy novel
June 2010

The Dark Essence of Russian Myth


Ivan-and-Marya is a dark fantasy with elements of romance, based on Russian folklore.

Marya, a shapeshifter and a powerful sorceress, helps her father rule the kingdom by sacrificing young virgins whose life force feeds her father’s soul. She wards off the enemies of her cult by luring them into a trap of her beauty, and destroying them. Marya never questions her duties, not knowing that the man she calls her father holds the dark secrets about her birth and the true source of her magic powers.

Ivan, a young man on a quest to put an end to the virgin sacrifice, walks straight into Marya’s trap and falls in love with her at first sight. At first his gentleness makes Marya believe he would be easy to defeat, but as she confronts him she finds him a tougher enemy than she imagined. Ivan’s hidden strength – and the forces that aid him – for the first time challenge not only her powers, but the very foundation of her beliefs. To face Ivan and achieve her 'happily ever after', Marya must first face her darkest fears -- and survive it. (summary from Authors site).

For more information or to purchase this book, visit Anna Kashina at her website or her blog.

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Spirit
by, Andrew Feder
futuristic / science-fiction / suspense novel
January 2010

What if you could leave your physical body and astral project yourself?


What if you went out of your physical body only to be finding yourself in someone else’s body?

What if that body had just committed a crime and the crime was murder?

Randall Lender is now a Wanted Man. He is wanted by the Clergy of the Major Organized Religions, the Governments and the New World Order, but that is the least of his problems. After going out of body through astral projection, Lender suddenly finds himself trapped in the body of an accused murderer. This is his paradox. This is his dilemma. This is his surrealism, and regrettably for Lender, this is the real quantum problem.

He now finds himself on an unexpected journey with many twists and turns that brings him to the realization that he must die to live for his spirit to return to his former body.

3 comments:

brizmus said...

oh, both of these look fab!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

The 1st sounds cool :)

Becky said...

The first one sounded good aside from the virgin sacrifices. Honestly, that sounded pretty lame.

Spirit had my attention until the bit about all those organizations. Still I think that one may have potential. I like the whole being inside a killer bit.

 
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