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Introducing Descent into Darkness Part 5: His Revenge


DID 5 - His Revenge

Descent Into Darkness, Part 5: His Revenge by Doris Ross


The Mancers’ Guild House has fallen. Jevanel lies in ruins. In the aftermath of destruction, the Mancers struggle to rebuild their numbers while the Monster of Menie schemes.

Though Ba’tvian Delthanurk hunts them, Mancers must still heed their sworn duties. Responding to a call from the Rathburn Watch, one of their number returns to the city he once called home. A murderer is stalking the city of Rathurn, leaving mutilated bodies in his decade-long wake. The Watch suspect a local; the Mancer Veln Greenmeadow suspects a blood mage.

As Veln searches for the truth in Rathburn, Absol Omine prepares his people as best he can. Time is running out as Ba’tvian and his Shadowed Ones close in on Destiny’s Way. Absol’s hope lies in the boy he’s raised, one whose power may be equal to the blood mage Delthanurk’s. While the Mancers plan, the elven lady Nerisse se li Astorae enacts a scheme of her lord’s making. Every step she takes is haunted by what she’s done. As she tries to separate the madness she fears from the reality around her, Nerisse struggles for reprieve.

One will lose all sense of self. Another will perish in failure. And the Monster of Menie will lay the foundation of new future.

A conflict is coming. By the end of it, fire will scour the blood-soaked earth.

Quaking Tower


Quaking Tower by LJ Gastineau

Quaking Tower, Book 2 of the Crystal Garden Saga by LJ Gastineau

“You!” A shrill voice hissed as Cybele spun around to flee. The girl jumped back, startled at the sight of a hooded figure standing before her. The person laughed as they uncovered their head. “So, the little bird has escaped her gilded cage after all. How dare you!”

Cybele thought her heart skipped a beat as she starred up at a very familiar face. “Gr-Grandmother.”

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Frozen Reflection


Frozen Reflection by LJ Gastineau

Frozen Reflection, Book 1 of the Crystal Garden Saga by LJ Gastineau


Bianca wished that she wasn’t alone.  Even though it was a dream, she still would have liked someone to talk to.  She realized that she had to be careful what she wished for when an elderly woman approached from a cluster of trees in front of her.

“Would you like an apple, dear?”

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Step into The Crystal Garden Saga…

CGS Series

The Crystal Garden Saga Series

Do you enjoy the call of adventure? The promise of romance? The magic of Fairy Tales? Then step through the gate and enter into the realm of The Crystal Garden Saga. A young adult fantasy series by LJ Gastineau.  It takes place in a world where the seeds of truth are found in the most fantastic of tales. This world while wonderful is not immune to evil.  As corruption spreads, the power imbued within the roses of the Crystal Garden are scattered and secreted away until new heroes rekindle the old tales and prove themselves worthy. Join these special chosen in their adventure as they begin their quest to restore this magical land and drive back the darkness that is destroying it.

Your journey begins with Frozen Reflection. In it you follow Bianca Flynn. Her adventure begins on her sixteenth birthday, a day she thought would be like any other, stuck at home with a step-mother she doesn’t like. Instead, she finds herself plagued by a strange reaction to apples and an odd phobia of mirrors which quickly spirals out of control throwing her into a world that she thought only existed in stories. As she wanders in this new land, she learns it is cursed by a spell that can only be broken with the power of a crystal rose.

Book two, Quaking Tower, picks up where Frozen Reflection left off and follows Cybele Lockley, who has led a sheltered life, separated from the world by a medical condition. With only the occasional company of her grandmother, Cybele longs to be free. In secret she creates a make-believe world in an old notebook- a story filled with the romance and adventures of a character she has named Rapunzel. Everything changes for Cybele on her sixteenth birthday when she tries to cut her hair for the first time. The world around her shifts to match that of her story and she is left to discover who she truly is as she seeks out the crystal rose.

Gusty Proposals is the third story in this epic quest and tells the story of Violet Piccolo. Violet has had every decision in her life made for her by overbearing parents. Everything from the type of clothes she wore to the friends she kept. She has obeyed their wishes without protest. On her sixteenth birthday things change when her father forces her into a relationship with his boss’s son in an attempt to advance his career, and Violet makes a stand for the first time. Her rebellion has unexpected consequences as she shrinks to a mere few inches high. Her troubles don’t stop there though as the petite girl soon finds herself in another world filled with wonder, danger, and magic. Though now free of her childhood shackles, Violet finds herself confronted with others who believe they know what is best for her. To fly free, she must discover who she really is so that she might achieve her destiny. To do this she’ll have to learn that sometimes just standing isn’t enough. Some things must be fought for as she seeks the crystal rose.

Drowned Voice is the fourth story in this epic quest. It tells the story of Mirielle Riva, a young girl who grew up in the foster care system, migrating from one home to another with no family to call her own. Growing lonely, Mirielle learned to take what happiness she could by indulging in the things she liked, such as singing and dancing. So when she was given a shot to be on the high school varsity swim team, she set off for swim camp with enthusiasm and hope. Her sixteenth birthday arrives with little fanfare. In fact the only gift received is she’s lost her voice; not the great start for the day she was hoping. Things worsen when she surfaces in the pool only to discover she is no longer in the world she’d woken in that morning.  Instead she finds herself trapped in a cursed kingdom being ravaged by the sea.

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Drawing to a close

Well, it’s now mid-September and the year is almost over for the Trinity. As we prepare to put the site on hiatus for new writing content rest assured you will get the rest of Rogue Messiah before it happens. I’ve got the next five chapters for you this week.  In addition to that you may also note a page for a new story titled The Angel and the Hunter; look for it in the coming year.

For now happy reading.

Night Rising – The War Begins

Night Rising by Tricia Sparks

Night Rising, Book 4 of the Mantle of the Gods series by Tricia Sparks.

The quest is over and now the war for Zeus’s throne will begin in Night Rising the fourth Mantle of the Gods novel by Tricia Sparks. A major victory has been won, but one battle does not make a war. Sam Abrams and Annalynn Gallagher now stand at the edge of failure. With opposing forces converging on Zeus’s crown, and the efforts of the only deity who seems to share Sam and Anna’s goal foiled, one shadowy figure prepares to make her move while another begins to stir.

Haunted by the spirit of an ancient god, Detective Lance Roman returns to Los Angeles with the sword of war in hand, and Catharine Nichols at his side. Yet they have not left their struggles behind them. Still in danger of becoming a pawn in evil’s elaborate game, Catharine must rely on Lance. As a wielder of the war god’s mantle, Lance must make a choice in order to protect the woman he loves – a choice with far-reaching consequences.

One man’s need and another man’s ambition may speed the world into the hands of Chaos.


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Night’s Rising Quote 2

“You can’t play body guard forever,” she grumbled.

“Is that what you think I’m doing?” he asked with annoyance his blue eyes flashed orange for a moment and then dimmed back to their natural color.

“Isn’t it?” she challenged not caring for his tone.

“No, I’m not here working,” he corrected.

“If not that, then why?”

“I’m here because I care what happens to you Serenity,” he whispered as he brushed her hair away from her eyes.

“Lance…” she began uneasy with his closeness. She’d just scene ice blue go orange a harsh reminder that Ares was lingering here as well and might at any moment be the one in control.

“You invited me to visit you before the movie was done and I plan to do so now; as long as the offer still stands,” he whispered as his fingers slid into her hair.

“It does,” she assured him as she leaned into his caress. Liking the feel of it.

“I’m here because I want to be,” he murmured before he closed the last few inches between them and kissed her. His hands fisted in her hair pulling lightly tilting her head back so he could get a better taste.


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Night’s Rising Sample Chapter

Chapter 1


Sam stepped out of the bathroom and back into the main room of their hotel. His mind free of turmoil, it was time to discuss their next move.

“You okay?” Anna asked as he reemerged.

“Yeah, I just needed a minute to clear my head,” he assured her.

“What’s our next move?” She asked as he reached her side. Rather than answer her, he drew her into his arms and held her close for a moment, brushing her forehead with a light kiss. When he drew back, his eyes locked with hazel ones that had turned gray.

“Are you okay?” he asked seeing her fear.

“Yeah, I just went a round with Ares,” she muttered.

At the words Sam let her go and looked her over for injury. “What happened?”

“It wasn’t like that. He’s just taunting me. Making it pretty clear that despite whatever deal he made with Lance, he has designs for Catharine still.” Anna explained.

“Yeah I’m not surprised there; I figured that a deal made with a fallen wouldn’t end well,” Sam grumbled.

“What are we going to do?” Anna asked.

“We’ll deal with Lance in a minute, first we need to get people on their way and figure out what we can do to stop these four want-to-be gods from jump starting the apocalypse,” Sam whispered.

Anna nodded her understanding as Sam drew her back to his side. He watched as the others in the room moved away from each other and in his direction, all but Lance, he stayed at Catharine’s side. That was just fine by Sam, he didn’t want Ares privy to whatever plans they set in motion.

“All right yank quiet times over, what are we gonna do?” Terra demanded, her green eyes sharp and cold.


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