Sunday, January 8, 2012

4 Books Published 2011, 4 Books in 2012

Rebecca Ryals Russell writes MG and YADark Fantasy
while living with her family in aVictorian house on five acres of North Florida countryside. She also runs aVacation Rental Log House on the property: Florida Black Bear Cabin.

She is a fourth generationFloridian. She was born in Gainesville, grew up in Sunrise, lived in Orlandoand Jacksonville before moving outside Lake City to care for ailing parents.

The daughter of anElementary-school principal and secretary, for fourteen years she taught MiddleGrades, preferring English and Creative Writing. She had several students’works published in anthologies as well as her own poetry, photography andstories. Her main interests are her four teen/young adult children and Irishhubby of 36 years. She enjoys spending her time writing, drawing, going tomovies, reading, discussing philosophy with her son.

Over the course of the next fewyears she has several books being published.

Be sure to check out the specialinteractive Middle Grade Reader website TweenWord Quest for tons of information about Stardust Warriors as well as theother projects Rebecca has in the works and Underthe Hat for all of her other works.

Zarena, Stardust Warriors MG Series

14-year old Zarena spends timewith a Holy Order of Clerics on their hidden world of Revrum Natura, while shereceives training in Martial Arts, Herbology, Astronomy, Weaponry and MindControl. Destined to become the leader of the Vigorios, child warriors, whowill assist the Seraphym in the war against the demon-dragons of Dracwald,Zarena grows up in a hurry. Lonely and homesick, she meets a Mermaid whoencourages her to talk about her training. Is this new friend too good to betrue? Zarena learns a valuable lesson about trust and betrayal—a lesson thatwill serve her well as leader of the Vigorios.

Jeremiah, Stardust Warriors MG Series

For centuries upon centuriesReverend Jeremiah Holyfield guarded the Prophecy in a small village church atthe base of the mountains wherein dwell Narciss and his Legio of evildemon-dragons. But now that the dragons burned the village and church to theground, Jeremiah run and hide, taking the precious document with him.Accompanied by eleven-year-old protégé Abram, the two journey across Dracwald.In their search for a safe new home in the distant Solimon Mountains theyencounter Majikals and monsters, natural disasters and discover new friends.

Laman, Stardust Warriors MG Series  (due out March 2012)
When 14-year-old Laman wakes on abeach after being struck by lightning, he and his sister, led by a tiny fairyon a hummingbird, take off on a journey like they’d never imagined. Joined by afiery-tempered red-head they struggle to make sense of visions and feelingswhile escaping the dragon-demons hunting them.

Harpies, Book 2: Seraphym Wars YASeries  (due out Feb 2012)

Harpies, Book 2 in the SeraphymWars Series, follows fifteen-year-old Griffen as he discovers why he has beentransported from his home on the Outer Banks of South Carolina on Earth to adesolate beach somewhere on a foreign planet. Accompanied by a talking bird,Griffen begins a quest to fulfill his role in a prophecy and find his way home.Joined by twelve-year-old Seth, a strange fire-bug, and fourteen-year-oldMercy, a runaway with Empathic skills, Griffen learns to control his newability to pull lightning from the sky at will—especially while battling demon-dragonsand sea monsters who want them all dead. Following mere intuition, the three,accompanied by an oddball Burrowing Elf, transport downriver toward an islandGriffen keeps seeing in visions. Narciss has other plans for the three intrepidVigorios, however, and Griffen discovers a brave side he never suspected hehad—unless he was playing video games. But this turns out to be no game.

Prophecy,  Prequel: Seraphym Wars YA Series

For centuries the residents ofSolsyl lived in peace and harmony with the planet. Then the dragon-demonsarrived, causing the Great Shuddering. Majikals from everywhere scurried tofind shelter from the evil while humans hid. Laud regretted his rash decisionof exiling the demons on Solsyl and asked one of his advisors, a member of TheConscientia, to protect his people. Jeremiah Holyfield agreed to leave thepeaceful world of Revrum Natura for a life of constant strife and fear on thenewly renamed planet of Dracwald. But Narciss, ruler of Tartarus and King ofthe demons, desperately wants what Jeremiah has sworn to protect—a Prophecypredicting Narciss’s doom. And Narciss refuses to take no for an answer. But Jeremiahdiscovers allies along his path and even true love, which he never dreamedpossible.
But forever is a long time toprotect something without ever letting down one’s guard.

Odessa, Book 1: Seraphym Wars YA Series
17-year-oldMyrna is drawn into the middle of an epic battle between Seraphym and Demons.An average High School student from Florida, struggling with inner demonsresulting from an attack when she was 15, she wakes one morning on theSteampunk planet of Dracwald, home of the demon-dragons responsible for herbrother’s recent murder as well as many other atrocities in the news. She meetssweet and sensitive Michael, who explains that according to prophecy, Myrnamust gather the remaining six Vigorios (teen warriors with special talents)then train with the Majikals on an enchanted island. He accompanies her on thequest, but harbors a secret past that ironically would destroy all the faithshe has placed in him. A handsomely roguish Scientist with suspect motiveshaunts her dreams and makes sudden appearances in unlikely places, while asensual dragon warrior defends her against her will.
Can love andlust, jealousy, greed, deceit and distrust break the delicate tie that bindsthese teen warriors called The Vigorios? Can a troupe of teens help theSeraphym finally defeat the massive empire of evil dominated for eons by thedemon-dragons of Dracwald?

Under theHat
Tween WordQuest
Teen WordFactory
Vigoriosof the Seraphym Wars and Stardust Warriors





April 2011-Odessa, Seraphym WarsYA Series-available at Amazon
July 2011-Zarena, StardustWarriors MG Series
September 2011-Prophecy, SeraphymWars
November 2011-Jeremiah, Stardust Warriors
February 2012-Harpies, SeraphymWars
March 2012-Laman, StardustWarriors
April 2012-Aurora, StardustWarriors
June 2012-Stregona, StardustWarriors

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1 comment:

Rebecca Ryals Russell said...

Thanks for inviting me to the party, ladies.