As it is the holiday season, I’m going to offer you a selection of fantasy-themed gifts – perhaps you can persuade someone that you really need one!
Earlier this year I came across these gorgeous goblets:
unicorn green dragons red dragon
All around the $30 mark.
And this amazing skeletal hand goblet from the UK, around $20
Weird and creepy, but cool, huh?
What I actually went looking for, was earrings.
Instead, I turned up these gorgeous ear cuffs
Dragon snake Around $5,
Gothic dragon in silver or gold tone around $10
And these Gothic bramble of blood also from the UK, around $10
Or these: Gothic Punk Elf rhinestone ear cuffs, from China, around $5
For the vampire lovers out there, how about Catherine's anti-sunlight pendant (Vampire Diaries)? currently on sale at under $15
Or get a vampire makeover with some bite mark transfer tattoos? under $5
If you fancy something new to read, consider trying out up and coming author Carlie M A Cullen. First in a trilogy, Heart Search:
Lost is a unique vampire novel; with hard edged blood and murder, sweet passion and romance, and two intertwined tales, the glorious writing will leave you panting for more. Fate toys with mortals and immortals alike as one bite starts it all... Never fear, part 2 is available, and part 3 will be along soon.
Or for the kids, Christmas O'clock, is an anthology of holiday-themed stories including magic, space travel, and Rudolph. With two complete chapter books, lots of stories, and plenty of spirit, this anthology is great for kids of all ages. All proceeds go to Water Is Life to help children and families in an international effort. $2.99 ebook or $9.49 for the paperback.
To make yourself feel more the part, how about this Death Belle outfit $130,
or these Victorian-style boots? A steal at $55
Have trouble knowing where the time goes? How about this gargoyle hour glass? Just $9.99
How about a DVD? The Hobbit - the extended version, to see more of the action - $25
Or if you're feeling really adventurous, how about going the whole hog and taking a Red Carpet Tour of Middle Earth?
Here's me doing just that, 2013 New Year's Day in Hobbiton :)
14 day tour, visit around 3 film locations a day: about $5500 plus flights
Finally, if you're not feeling quite up to travelling as far as New Zealand, why not book to go to the next WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION? 6-9th November 2014 in Washington - current membership price is $200, so get in there now before it goes up. Here is my haul of freebie books from this year :D
Have a great holiday!
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Tanya's Book Nook,
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Book Liaison –
Share My Destiny
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life
The Caledonian Sprite Series
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 95,000
Cover Artist: Alexandria N. Thompson
On the surface she's a cute and feisty blonde, a slender pocket rocket fitness coach. But Cassiopeia Lake has a secret; she's really a force of nature – an elemental.
Water sprite, Cassie, has lived undisturbed in her native Scottish loch for eons. Now, one encounter too many with modern plumbing has driven her to live in human guise along with her selkie boyfriend, Euan. It’s all going fine - until a nerdy magician captures Cassie to be an unwilling component in his crazy dangerous experiment.
Escape is only Cassie’s first challenge.
She’s smitten by her fellow prisoner, the scorching hot fire elemental, Gloria. But how do you love someone you can never touch?
And what do you do when your boyfriend starts to hero-worship your persecutor? Not to mention that tricky situation of being the prize in a power contest between two rival covens of witches.
So when Gloria’s temper erupts and she sets out to murder the magician, can Cassie keep her loved ones safe from the cross-fire, or will she be sucked into the maelstrom of deadly desires and sink without trace?
About the Author:
Deborah Jay writes fast-paced fantasy adventures featuring quirky characters and multi-layered plots – just what she likes to read.
Living mostly on the UK South coast, she has already invested in her ultimate retirement plan – a farmhouse in the majestic, mystery-filled Scottish Highlands where she retreats to write when she can find time. Her taste for the good things in life is kept in check by the expense of keeping too many dressage horses, and her complete inability to cook.
Her debut novel, epic fantasy THE PRINCE’S MAN, first in a trilogy and winner of a UK Arts Board award, was published in July 2013, with THE PRINCE’S SON due out summer 2014.
Urban fantasy, DESPRITE MEASURES, is the opening novel of the five book CALEDONIAN SPRITE SERIES.
She also has non-fiction equestrian titles published in her professional name of Debby Lush.