Welcome to Our World-Building blog

Welcome! We weave dreams, some dark, some not, but all fantastic.

We are authors of Fantasy, Romance, and much more. Enter our infinite worlds....

On this blog, our visitors will find advice and opinion from published authors on much more than just world-building. We'll tell you in Craft and Opinion posts what we do, how we do it, and what we think works for us.

Authors with A-names post on the 1st of each month, B-names post on the 2nd, C-names on the 3rd etc.
The 29th, 30th, and 31st are free-for-all days.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jimmyed Coffin, Mudflat Magic 7, release date Oct. 21. Lock in the price with preorder.
Also, the first book in the series is free on Amazon, Kobo, nook, plus:
The first three books are now in a BookClub edition at a reduced price. You can find all the links on my website at http://phoebematthews.com
Oh yeah, there's a twitter hashtag and I keep forgetting to use it. If you do humorous urban fantasy, by all means, use it and I will find your books. #urbanfantasylite


Monday, August 18, 2014

Charmed Lovers (Box Set) by Zenobia Renquist

Charmed Lovers (Box Set) by Zenobia Renquist

Charmed Lovers (Box Set) by Zenobia Renquist
Erotic Vampire Romance, MF
Changeling Press

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With humans caught in a war between vampires and mages, three couples' love endures amidst the chaos.

Humans are caught in an on-going conflict between the vampires and the mages. There are those who want to live together in peace and those who think fighting is much more profitable. Three couples are struggling to make love work amidst the chaos.

Note: This box set contains the previously released novellas Charmed Lover, Trapped Lover, Provoked Lover, Anguished Lover, Forgotten Lover, Determined Lover, and Eternal Lovers of the Caveat Emptor Series.

Zenobia Renquist
Discover Different and Unique Romance & Erotica

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Tesserene Imperative (Book Two of The Imperative Chronicles) is now available on Amazon

It was supposed to be a routine prospecting mission, but in an asteroid belt nothing is routine. 

With 43 billion souls crammed together on Mother Earth and using up natural resources at an unsustainable rate, the essential minerals that support human civilization are in desperately low supply. Tesserene, the mineral that makes starflight travel possible, is especially critical. Without it, humans are effectively imprisoned in their home system. 

When prospecting ship Shamu is almost destroyed in a distant asteroid belt, Swede Johansen and rest of the crew of five are left with three days of air, little water, a smashed starflight drive, and no hope of rescue. It will take every ounce of ingenuity and stubborn pigheadedness they possess to find a way to survive. 

In the shadows of a small moon, an amazing discovery leads to first contact. Will it open the galaxy to human exploration, or doom mankind to extinction?

The Tesserene Imperative is available for Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MCYMMJ4.  (You can read the first 10% of the book in Look Inside.)

To find out more about the author and his works, visit his website at http://markterencechapman.com, his blog at http://tesserene.blogspot.com, or follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/MarkTerenceChap.


The Mars Imperative (Book One of The Imperative Chronicles) is now available on Amazon

With 38 billion people choking Planet Earth, civilization is near a breaking point. Mankind's only hope for long-term survival is to expand to the stars; but until then, Earth must mine the solar system for iron, copper, and the many other raw materials needed in daily life.

Enter James McKie, a 23-year-old with a degree in Areology (Martian geology), on his way to his first job in space. Starry-eyed, he looks forward to making his mark on the Red Planet. But first he has to survive the trip there. A mysterious fire aboard his ship leads to a crisis on the giant space elevator high above Mars. When he arrives, he still has to survive the perils of Mars itself: rocks slides and planet-wide dust storms that leave unwary travelers blind in red-out conditions, unable to find their way home before their oxygen runs out. 

And then there's the terrorist. 

In the end, there's an incredible discovery waiting to be made: the key to terraforming the planet for human habitation--if it doesn't kill everyone first.

The Mars Imperative is available for Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LTATR22

To find out more about the author and his works, visit his website at http://markterencechapman.com, his blog at http://tesserene.blogspot.com, or follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/MarkTerenceChap.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 Meet the Mudflat Magic neighbors in Guard Dog?,  a FREEBIE of 3 ahort stories.

For more information about my three urban fantasy series, visit my website.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

Her Fated Cowboy by Donna Michaels

For the Love of Military Romance: Guest Author Donna Michaels

For the Love of Military Romance: Guest Author Donna Michaels: Hello everyone, Thank you so much FTLOMR for allowing me to Guest Blog today. My name is Donna Michaels. I’m an author of Rom...

Monday, May 13, 2013


From a Kindle promo website comes this definition of urban fantasy:
magical elements set within the real world.

Many UFs are very dark, grim, serious. As none of my novels contain these elements, it seemed appropriate to add the word "lite" to my site. Not "light" as in bright and shiny and enlightening, "lite" as in beer, entertaining.



Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Free short stories

Valentine Vampire is a short ebook with two stories about Dominic, a character in the Turning Vampire series. If you like a little history with a vampire romance, Valentine Vampire is set in Chicago on the night of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in 1929 which happened two blocks from my grandmother’s house and yes, she heard the machine guns. Back then, nobody went running out into the street to investigate gunfire.
FREE for nook, Smashwords, Kobo.

Phoebe Matthews