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Monday, 11 March 2013

BTS Tours: Storm Dancer by Rayne Hall


Title: Storm Dancer
Author: Rayne Hall
Publisher: Scimitar Press
Length:  469 Pages
Sub-Genres: Epic Fantasy
           

Blurb: 

Six short stories from the mystical Bronze Age world of the dark epic fantasy novel Storm Dancer. The stories span the fantasy and horror genres, varying in tone from light to dark, from quirky to disturbing. Some have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies, others appear here for the first time. British spellings.

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Excerpt:

Suddenly the air sang with danger. A rider vaulted off his grey horse. The sight of his moss-green tunic and plaited belt hit her guts. This was one of the Consort's henchmen, a thousand miles from the palace. Had he come to arrest her?

She took a step back, poised for flight.

“A reading, please, seer.” His voice was deep like a slow-flowing river, smooth on top but dangerous beneath.

She allowed herself to meet his eyes, as if she had nothing to fear from his kind. Although his mouth smiled, his eyes were bitter-dark like olives. An aura of vibrant intelligence was enveloped in intense bitterness, and under his cheerful courtesy, pain radiated from him like heat searing from a fire.

Her instincts screamed at her to pull free from the dangerous power before it could burn her, but a genuine wandering seer would not panic at the sight of a palace official, and bolting would draw his suspicion.

She forced herself to stay in her role. “Your hands,” she demanded, careful to hide her accent.

The hands were wrong: Brown, with short dirty nails, calloused, rough and ridged with old scars, they did not belong to a courtier, nor even to a guard.

At the moment of touch, shock surged through her, sending tingles all over her body. Her stomach felt as if a pestle was running along the inside of a stone mortar. Several futures flashed by her vision, too fast to hold, then his past dragged her in. She heard screams of terror and pain, and smelled the stench of burning flesh. This man was burning in the fire of his own soul.

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Competition Time!


Rayne is kindly giving away one copy of her book "The Colour of Dishonour: Stories from the Storm Dancer World," away to one lucky commenter.


Blurb: 

Six short stories from the mystical Bronze Age world of the dark epic fantasy novel Storm Dancer. The stories span the fantasy and horror genres, varying in tone from light to dark, from quirky to disturbing. Some have been previously published in magazines, ezines, collections and anthologies, others appear here for the first time. British spellings.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is leave Rayne a comment - don't forget to add your email address - and then on March 14th at midnight - 6pm est time - a winner will be chosen with the help of Random.org.

Good Luck!


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About The Author:

Rayne Hall has published more than forty books under different pen names with different publishers in different genres, mostly fantasy, horror and non-fiction. Recent books include Storm Dancer (dark epic fantasy novel), Six Scary Tales Vol 1, 2 and 3 (mild horror stories), Six Historical Tales (short stories), Six Quirky Tales (humorous fantasy stories), Writing Fight Scenes, The World-Loss Diet and Writing Scary Scenes (instructions for authors).

She holds a college degree in publishing management and a masters degree in creative writing. Currently, she edits the Ten Tales series of multi-author short story anthologies: Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires, Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, Scared: Ten Tales of Horror, Cutlass: Ten Tales of Pirates, Beltane: Ten Tales of Witchcraft, Spells: Ten Tales of Magic, Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies and more.

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Storm Dancer Tour Stops:


March 1st: Close Encounters with the Night Kind:  http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.com 
March 3rd: Gayle Remage: http:// www.gayleramage.co.uk 
March 4th:  Finding Broken Hearts and Gluing them Back Together:  http://www.SJMaylee.com 
March 6th:  A Little Bit of Naughty:  http:// alittlebitofnaughty.blogspot.com 
March 9th: The TBR Blog:  http://tbrtheblog.blogspot.com/ 
March 10th: The Log Line Blog: http://theloglineblog.blogspot.com/ 
March 11th: Elizabeth Morgan’s My World:  http://xxxxmyworldxxxx.blogspot.com/ 
March 11th: Francis Pauli:   http://francespauli.blogspot.com 
March 12th: SnifferWalk:  http://www.snifferwalk.org 
March 13th: Read 2 Review:  http://read2review.com/ 
March 14th: Read Between the Lines:  http://www.rbtlreviews.com

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