Book One in the Chronicles of the Library of Sorcery
A vengeful plan. An impossible impasse. When confronted by the magnitude of past deeds, will she be caught in a spellbound standstill?
High Sorcerer Marlys has earned the respect of her colleagues. Twelve years after freezing her ruthless predecessor in time to protect her region, the powerful leader has worked hard to bring about peace and tranquility. But while presiding over a beautiful double wedding, a rival enchantress traps Marlys’s friends with an identical spell in malicious payback.
Denying the intruder’s demand to free Marlys’s predecessor after more than a decade bespelled, Marlys and her companion sorcerers frantically search for a way to crack their adversary’s magic. And with each side refusing to compromise and driven by distrust, they face a mountainous task—to find the legendary Library of Sorcery, which they hope contains the knowledge to restore their friends.
With their opponent also on the passage to the Library, can Marlys and her companions reach their destination first to end the magical deadlock?
Secrets of the Sorcerers is the refreshing first book in a quest fantasy series. If you like strong characters, gentle humor, and action-filled adventure, then you’ll love Joan Marie Verba’s enthralling story.
Join the sorcerers on their quest. Buy Secrets of the Sorcerers to break the spell today!
A voracious predator. A frantic plea for aid. Can she stop a dangerous menace from devouring the dragons’ offspring?
Rhea Monroe has missed her childhood friend. She’s excited when the young dragon she grew up with returns to Earth after years away. Hearing that the dragons are in desperate need, the recent college grad immediately vows to help. But the instant they arrive in the dragon world, they’re tasked with helping to defeat a frightening, formless creature known simply as The Terror.
Teaming up with her boyfriend and other allies both human and winged, the resourceful companions struggle to cultivate a plan to defeat the ravenous attacker. But after a huge misstep awakens the monstrous horror, they’re aghast as two of their own are consumed….
Can Rhea and her friends stop The Terror and prevent a devastating apocalypse?
Summoned by Dragons is an absorbing fantasy novel. If you like compassionate heroine journeys, nuanced characters, and grand new worlds, then you’ll love Joan Marie Verba’s sky-high adventure.
Available in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats
Twelve is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.
See http://ftlpublicatons.com for ordering details.
His love is locked inside an enigma. Can he solve the puzzle to make himself a home?
A hidden kingdom. The 18th century. Alden grew weary of battle long ago. And now the honorable soldier seeks to put the horrors of war behind him to settle in a land of peace and start a family. And while an attractive shopkeeper catches his eye, he finds himself caught up in the kingdom’s greatest riddle: the twelve daughters of the king and queen vanish every night and reappear in the morning with their shoes worn out.
Drawn to a shared passion for dancing as he spends more time with the woman of his dreams, Alden can’t avoid a growing involvement with the land’s enchanted magic. And as he does so, he starts to realize that the alluring woman he’s falling for may hold the key to answering the perplexing mystery.
Can Alden unravel a magical entanglement and find his way to happily ever after?
Twelve is a charming fairy tale retelling. If you like upstanding heroes, picturesque romance, and delightful surprises, then you’ll adore Joan Marie Verba’s heartwarming story.
Buy Twelve to expose the realm’s enchanting secrets today!
Modern Surprises was no ordinary company: the science division had secretly developed a portal that would take them anywhere. The plan was to use the portal to help those in need. However, a billionaire industrialist found out about the portal, and would lie, cheat, and steal to get it. But the Modern Surprises team was not about to let him have it.
Do you like dragons? Follow the adventures of Wondry Dragon as she finds a new home with her new human friend, Rhea. Rhea and her mom and dad have never had a dragon in the house before, and they all learn what Wondry can and cannot do. Rhea and Wondry play together, help out their neighbors…and try to stay out of trouble. Rhea can never tell what Wondry will do next…Wondry is always surprising her with what dragons can do. Wondry will surprise you, too!
A children’s chapter book story for ages 6-8 (grades 1-3).
FTL Publications is delighted to announce that on May 9, 2012, Ruth Berman was awarded first place in the Midwest Book Awards for Bradamant’s Quest, her fantasy novel set at the time of Charlemagne. For more information about Bradamant’s Quest, go to http://ftlpublications.com
Ruth Berman with award
MIPA Award for Ruth
Midwest Book Review
January 2012 Small Press Bookwatch
PO Box 1363, Minnetonka, MN 55345-0363
“Bradamant’s Quest” is a youthful fantasy from Ruth Berman who
presents a story of Bradamant, who is charged in recovering her
family’s magical talismans after Charlemagne’s wars are over. But
faced with the forces of magic . . . Bradamant’s task is
anything but easily done. “Bradamant’s Quest” is an excellent pick
that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Posted by Publisher at 1/7/2012 7:12 PM
FTL Publications is pleased to announce the publication of Bradamant’s Quest by Ruth Berman, a fantasy novel which takes place at the time of Charlemagne.
Bradamant’s Quest front cover
It sounded like such a straightforward quest when Oberon proposed it—just gather up the magical talismans the fairies had given her family and give them back, now that King Charlemagne’s war with Spain was over. But when Bradamant took on the quest, she didn’t know that her brother would think it was trafficking with devils. Her cousins the magicians didn’t want to give up their carefully indexed books of magic (much less the hippogriff—a useful steed and a loyal companion). Her sister-in-law was willing to give up the spear of Galafrone, but not until she’d finished using it. And her cousin Roland seemed to be haunting his grave, where his magically enduring sword was buried with him, and dead set against being disturbed. What’s a warrior to do when valor alone is not enough for her to complete a quest?
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon Kindle, and FTL Publications.
Posted by Publisher at 10/25/2011 2:47 PM
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Posted by Publisher at 9/5/2008 4:21 PM
Cat’s Paw by L.A. Taylor is a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards
FTL Publications is delighted to announce that Cat’s Paw, a fantasy and mystery novel written by L. A. Taylor, is a finalist in the 2008 National Indie Excellence Awards. This novel, originally published in 1995 and reprinted by FTL Publications in 2007, features a cover by noted fantasy artist Alicia Austin.
In Cat’s Paw, Miranda Glivven’s husband sets out on a secret assignment for the government. When he does not return, Miranda goes in search of him, starting out at his last known location. Combining elements of fantasy and mystery, the novel details Miranda’s painstaking search, in which she, out of necessity, becomes an investigator. The fantasy setting reminds the reader of the Victorian age, where trains are the main vehicles for long-distance transportation.
Cat’s Paw is another award-winning release from FTL Publications, a publisher of genre titles based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Previous award-winning titles have included Murder at the War and The Wrong World.
“Set in a world where magic is officially denied, even while it is consistently rumored to exist, Cat’s Paw is an entertaining and compellingly written novel that deftly combines mystery with fantasy. Author L. A. Taylor (she passed away from cancer in 1996) is revealed as a master storyteller of immense and imaginative talent.”
—Midwest Book Review
Web site: http://www.ftlpublications.com/catspaw.htm
Book excerpt: http://www.ftlpublications.com/catspaw1.htm
Posted by Publisher at 5/23/2008 8:01 PM