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The Seraphym Wars by Rebecca Ryals Russell 2 New Book Videos

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After having a vision of her brother burning alive, 19-year-old Myrna finds herself in the middle of an epic battle between good and evil. An average college student from Florida, she wakes one morning on the Steampunk planet of Thule, home of the demon-dragons responsible for her brother’s death and many other atrocities in the news. She meets Michael (19) who explains that according to prophecy, Myrna must gather the remaining six Vigorios (child warriors) then train with the Majikals on an enchanted island. But first she has to get there.

Reluctant to lead, she nonetheless agrees, battling dragons and monsters along the journey, locating three of the Vigorios. However, complications occur when three young men, not Vigorios, are drawn to her and two of them, her sweet & sensitive trainer Michael and a brusque, sensual half-naked warrior, insist on accompanying her.  The third, a dark and handsome, charming, intelligent rogue with possibly dark motives, drops in occasionally to stir the pot.

Characters with horrific pasts like Brigid (17) who was kidnapped for child slavery and watched as three demon bullies “accidentally” killed her baby sister or Tien (10) raised in the foster care system going from one abusive home to the next or Liam (18) whose best friend died of a heart attack while playing a vile video game and then his mother was murdered in her bed, give readers a reason for cheering these heroes to victory.

Book 2, Harpies, follows the remaining 3 Vigorios as they battle Harpies, dragons in hand-to-hand combat, nightghasts, a warlock and more in their journey to the island. Along the way they find friendship and love, trust and distrust.

Book 3, Majikals, follows a year of training on the Enchanted Island of Caldelub where the Majikals escaped after the Great Shuddering. Here the Vigorios will discover themselves and each other as they learn weaponry, majik and love. But everything on the island is not as it should be and trouble begins when the Vigorios find this out.

Book 4, Uprising, follows the Vigorios and the others who choose to accompany them on their return journey. But travel is not as easy as it was before as Narciss is now aware of the prophecy and his danger.

Book 5, Annihilation, concludes the series with a massive battle between the Seraphym of Asgard and the Dragon-Demons of Tartarus. The Vigorios and friends assist the Seraphym thereby fulfilling the prophecy. But things may not always conclude the way one would assume.

The Seraphym Wars     Prophecy Book Video

The Seraphym Wars   Vigorios 7: ODYSSEY (Book 1)

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Young Adult Dark Fantasy Novel Series

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I did something novel over the past few weeks.

I rewrote my first novel and it almost completely changed. It even has a new name as do all of the characters. What has happened in effect is I have a Middle Grades novel, the first one, and a Young Adult, the second one.

It was an interesting exercise taking the old story and rewriting it for an older audience. I got to create new characters. I added an element of romance. I even added new dangers and adventures.

In fact, the story grew so much it has become two novels. I’m very excited to finish the editing and get the new novel out there for you readers to evaluate.

I’ve even posted the first three chapters here to whet your whistle. Let me know what you think.

Here’s what the new story is about:

19-year-old Falon ‘Andria’ Watts is a sophomore at Jacksonville University, living alone in a dingy apartment within walking distance of the college and working as a waitress at Renee’s Spaghetti Barn, which is within walking distance as well. Having been very sheltered and very fat in high-school (and having lost the weight and become quite beautiful once she left home and matured) she has never had a boyfriend or even been on a date until she accidentally and repeatedly bumps into her soul-mate at the college.

19-year-old Michael Clancy Osburn is a sophomore at JU living in a suburban house with his very ill 15-year-old sister. He goes to school, works full-time at repairing computers and takes care of his sister because his parents were killed recently and he assumed the responsibility for his sister. He doesn’t have time for a girlfriend; until he meets his soul-mate at college when she keeps bumping into him at lunch.

Together they discover an insidious evil creeping slowly throughout the world. Then strange and bizarre visions begin assaulting Andria’s dreams and waking hours. Demons and people who shape-change into dragons appear around any corner without notice or warning.

Andria’s world begins to spin out of control.

Then she finds there is another young man who desires her attention. And this dark eyed, dark haired, dangerous-looking college student makes her feel strange in ways Michael never has. And while she enjoys the attention she also fears the ramifications.

Finally Andria is approached by an Angel with a revelation of her destiny. And it isn’t going to unfold on Earth. And she doesn’t have any choice in accepting it. And neither does Michael.

So click on the page labeled Portal to Cimmeria and read the excerpts for yourself.

Blogging Nightmare, Say It Isn’t So!

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It’s amazing how difficult and time-consuming it is to do anything on the internet.  In the olden days you went to someone who was an expert, usually a friend or neighbor, and they showed you how to tie a fly or bake a cake.  If it was something really big, like building a playhouse, you could hire someone.  And while those options are still available, but sometimes costly, or you just want to figure it for yourself, today it takes a newbie hours and days to read various blogs, websites, threads and then play around trying to figure out how all of this stuff works.

For an old gal like me, who’s fairly tech savvy, or so I thought, setting up this blog has been a nightmare.  I still don’t know exactly what I’m doing.  Haven’t yet figured out what all of the lingo and buttons are on the dashboard (I always thought those were in cars?), but I’m working on it (much to my family’s abandonment-feeling chagrin).

But I shall perservere and accomplish what I set out to do.  Eventually this blog will host a Podcast of my story and whatever else I think of saying, a Social Media Room where all of the various sites I’m on will be available for your perusal, a webpage about the book I wrote, Between the Dark and the Light, a Video about the book and possibly one of me reading it.  And if more technology shows up, I’ll consider it, too.  So keep checking back, put me on your FEED, ’cause, baby, I’m here to stay.

Dragons, Demons, Monsters and More

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For quite a while I’ve been contemplating starting a blog. But I kept thinking, “No one is interested in my thoughts.” But then I kept reading that as an author I should do this, so here goes. For over 20 years I’ve had a story running around my brain like a hamster on a wheel. I’d get up at 5:30 am and write a chapter, then go to school and teach my lovely 5th and 6th graders. This lasted for a few months then the chapters got put away in a file cabinet and forgotten. This was before computers and everything I did was handwritten. The funny thing is, what I finally wrought is in no way even related to what it started out as 20 years ago.

In the meanwhile, I started my own family by adopting a precious baby girl, so between being a new mommy and teaching, the writing took a far back seat. Then I had precious baby girl #2 and adorable baby boy #3. Still the writing sat in the file cabinet. Lastly, we adopted the final sweet baby boy #4 and shortly after that I retired from teaching permanently.

By that time, we were living in the countryside of North Florida and I was running a vacation rental business out of the log cabin on our property. So I took my computer to the cabin every morning after the school run and wrote and wrote. For 18 months I did this and out came child #5: The first book of a series called Between the Dark and the Light: Vigorios for Alcedonia Volume I.

I was a very proud Mama and immediately sent my baby off to a publisher so they could tell me what a wonderful thing I had birthed. But, of course, that’s not what happened at all. Instead, I spent the next 18 months rewriting, revising and editing to make it the truly wonderful story it is now.


For an excerpt from Between the Dark and the Light go to the excerpt page of this blog. Tell me what you think. Each post I’ll list a new chapter so subscribe and get a good idea if you like it, then buy the book!