P.A.W.S. Cover Reveal – Debbie Manber Kupfer

P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer

P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer

Despite all the stories I shared with you,
there is so much I never told you, Miri,
so much you’ll have to
discover for yourself.
Be brave, mein Katzerl.

And now what you’ve all been waiting for. The brand new cover of P.A.W.S. designed by the multi-talented Rachel Bostwick

Preorder now from Amazon

When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama on the night before she dies she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama’s life and is about to make Miri’s a whole lot more interesting.

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Architecture Not Interior Decoration

Hemingway: Prose is architecture not interior decoration.

Hemingway: Prose is architecture not interior decoration.

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Hemingway: Prose is architecture not interior decoration.

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“They don’t stifle enough of them.” –Flannery O’Connor

"Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them." --Flannery O'Connor

“Everywhere I go, I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.” –Flannery O’Connor

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Debbie Manber Kupfer, Author of P.A.W.S. Series

PAWS by Debbie Manber Kupfer

PAWS by Debbie Manber Kupfer

P.A.W.S.

When Miri’s grandmother dies, she takes with her the family secret. Miri finds herself alone and abandoned in a St. Louis boarding school. But she is about to discover the secret isn’t dead. Taunted by bullies, Miri is shocked to learn she possesses a secret power. It can save her… but can it save those she loves? After she is befriended by others with the same strange, magical powers, her history comes alive. And with it, Miri’s fate becomes more dangerous. Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S. http://amzn.to/1JOBI4o


 

Argentum by Debbie Manber Kupfer

Argentum by Debbie Manber Kupfer

Argentum

Argentum . . . silver. Magical powers.

The death of Alistair has brought a measure of peace and calm to those at P.A.W.S., but his silver charm remains in Miri’s possession and it seems to almost have a life of its own.

Nightmares and questions torment Miri until the charm mysteriously disappears and Jessamyn seeks help from Quentin, who claims to have repented his past association with Alistair. But can he be trusted?

And what of Jenna, a young girl once held captive by Alistair who carries a terrible secret—a secret that could determine the future of P.A.W.S.
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Debbie Manber Kupfer

Debbie Manber Kupfer, author of the P.A.W.S. series

Debbie Manber Kupfer

Debbie Manber Kupfer grew up in London and lived in Israel, before somehow ended up in St. Louis, where she works as a puzzle constructor and writer. She lives with her husband, two children, and a very opinionated feline. She is the author of P.A.W.S and Argentum, and has short stories in several anthologies including Fauxpocalypse, Shades of Fear, Darkly Never After, Sins of the Past, and Heroes & Villains. She believes that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything!

Find out more about her at her website: http://debbiemanberkupfer.wordpress.com/

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“Make it new.” –Ezra Pound

"Make it new." --Ezra Pound

“Make it new.” –Ezra Pound

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Joshua Robertson: Not All Fantasy is European

Josh Robertson

Josh Robertson

Not All Fantasy is European

The most popular fantasy novels have been set in a euro-centric / medieval settings. This is not difficult to imagine when thinking that we all grew up hearing the tales of King Arthur or Beowulf. Then, of course, there is the famous Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and more recently, Game of Thrones or Percy Jackson, from which we are all familiar. I enjoy all of these stories as much as the next reader, especially if and when they challenge regular fantasy clichés. Sometimes, it is important to move outside of those traditional epic-fantasy worlds.

I have heard many readers say that they are not into fantasy, and it often comes from being overwhelmed by too much European fantasy. However, it is important to know that these settings do not represent the entire genre of fantasy literature. Not every story focuses on a young farm hand that realizes he has some epic gift, given to him by the gods, that sends him out battling against evil foes until he rules over a kingdom.

Melkorka by Josh Robertson

Melkorka by Josh Robertson

For example, Melkorka is built around Slavic, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern mythologies. The setting is unique, where men and monsters still tread through a rugged and unexplored terrain. Humans have not yet discovered iron or steel. There are no knights, or towering cities, or armies marching across the horizon. And, most importantly, it is a story that will cause you to ask the question: who is really good and who is really evil?

Joshua began crafting the world for the dark fantasy series, Thrice Nine Legends, in 1999. Melkorka, the first book of the series, was published in 2015. The sequel, Dyndaer, will be released in January 2016. He is also the author of the Hawkhurst Saga. Joshua currently lives in Alaska with his wife and children.

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Kaelandur was forged by the Highborn to slay one of their own, Nedezhda Mager. As their slave, Branimir Baran never thought to question his cruel masters until he is forced to take part in the execution. His actions begin a chain of events that will lead him to confront demons, cannibals, and himself as he is forced to question his own morality and the true meaning of good and evil.

 

Bo Bunny and the Trouble

Bo Bunny and the Trouble by Josh Roberson

Joshua Robertson is an ambitious writer that enjoys devising flash fiction, short stories, poems, children’s books, and epic fantasy novels. Joshua is the author of the transitional children’s book, Bo Bunny and the Trouble. He is also the author of the dark fantasy novel, Melkorka, in the Thrice Nine Legends series. A tabletop game based on the novel and world, called Thrice Nine Legends, is set to be released in 2015.

Joshua currently lives in Alaska with his spouse and children. His ancestry is primarily Slavic and Scottish, which is often recognized in his fantasy writings. He lives his life with the purpose of enhancing each moment, seeking happiness and connection. Joshua enjoys writing, teaching, reading and traveling. His philosophy is that life is an adventure worth experiencing.

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“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” –Ayn Rand

"Words are a lens to focus one's mind." --Ayn Rand

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.” –Ayn Rand

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