Kings of Paradise (Ash and Sand #1) by Richard Nell

A surprisily powerful dark tale. Full of desperation, blood, and sacrifice. A deformed genius plots vengeance while struggling to survive. A wastrel prince comes of age, finding a power he never imagined. Two worlds are destined to collide. Only one can be king. Already well into reading Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell when SPFBO4 …

The SPFBO 4 Cover Contest Winners!

Jenny Zemanek and Seedlings Design Studio once again takes the gold with yet another eye popping design. As pointed out on Mark Lawrence’s results pages, there is no overlap of choices between judges and public votes, but Zemanek’s design leapt to the top once again.

The Cover Competition for SPFBO4: Tough Choices Ahead

Are you a Cover Lover? You will find a group of 30 beautiful books put forward for the cover competition of  Mark Lawrence's Self Published Fantasy Blog Off. Every year sees more and more head-turning covers gracing the books entered into the SPFBO as savvy authors are going for the gold.  Watch this space for an …

The Winner of The Self Published Fantasy Blog Off 2017: Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes!

Mark Lawrence's 2017 contest crowns it's 2017 winner. A contest with no prize? Hardly. Without much besides bragging rights, the SPFBO has begun to create attention in the right places and it's just going to keep growing. Those bragging rights carry a bit more weight with every consecutive year of competition. We have been seeing …

The Heart of Stone

“This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for humanity.”                       ~ Joseph Stalin This quote is indicative of the protagonist in this book, and the feelings he did not want to possess because of the pain …

Review: Song (The Manhunters Book 1)

In just a few short weeks, Jesse Teller will publish the second book of the Manhunters series. This is the perfect time to grab book one, Song. The beautifully stylized covers of The Manhunters don't reveal the depths or origins of the story, they just invite you in so nicely. The creative work of Jenny Zemanek …