Jaguar of Destiny

I haven’t written much about The Ternion Order story world on The Vaetra Files, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately because I’m almost done with the first draft of Book Two (as yet untitled). In this article, I’m going to share a little background about Kyle’s exciting car ride toward his destiny […]

Will Hahn and the Lands of Hope Magic System

When fellow Magic Appreciation Tour author Will Hahn announced his blog tour for Judgement’s Tale Part One: Games of Chance, I was quick to volunteer.  Will has shown great support for other fantasy authors by hosting their guest posts, so I hope that good karma comes back to help him now on his own tour. […]

Here Be Dragons! Guest Post by Lori J. Fitzgerald

I’m happy to be taking part in Lori J. Fitzgerald’s blog tour and helping her get the word out about her romantic fantasy adventure novelette The Dragon’s Message. Lori recently joined the Magic Appreciation Tour, bringing us up to an amazing total of 67 authors with 166 books. If you love to read magical fantasy, […]

The Rangers of Mundia

Thanks to J.R.R. Tolkien, father of high fantasy, most fantasy readers (and fantasy RPG players) have at least a passing familiarity with what kind of character I mean when I use the term “ranger.” On the whole, the rangers of Mundia (my story world setting for The Vaetra Chronicles) bear a strong resemblance to Strider/Aragorn […]

The Winding Road of Story Development

I reached a major milestone on Vaetra Unleashed this week: I surpassed 50,000 words on the first draft. I’m still less than half done (about 40%), but I’m on a writing roll and the story is developing nicely. The 50,000 word point is important to me because I’ve laid the groundwork for everything that will […]

The Lure of Magic–Guest Post by Juli D. Revezzo

It has been almost exactly a year since Juli D. Revezzo joined the Magic Appreciation Tour with her book The Artist’s Inheritance. Since then I’ve traded comments with her on social media and watched her publish several more books, including House of Cards, Caitlin’s Book of Shadows, and now Passion’s Sacred Dance. Juli is here […]

The Women of the Vaetra Chronicles

One of my goals with the Vaetra Chronicles is to portray the primary female characters as strong, intelligent, and capable people. You won’t find any “shrinking violets” among my main characters, but you also won’t find giant Amazon women dressed in “bikini armor.” My own experience has shown me that the real world includes plenty […]

Excerpt from Sorcerer’s Blood by Christopher Kellen

I’ve known Chris Kellen since he joined the Magic Appreciation Tour on February 11, 2012. I think of him as one of the founding members since he joined within the first month after the site was launched. Over the past year and many emails, we’ve become friends. He has been a great supporter of the […]

Vanna Smythe’s Anniversary of the Veil Tour

I’m happy to be hosting Vanna Smythe today on her Anniversary of the Veil blog tour. Vanna recently released Decision Maker, which is the sequel to her book Protector, the first volume in her “Anniversary of the Veil” series. Vanna is giving away two copies of Decision Maker as part of her tour, so be […]

Character Spotlight: Jaylan Forester

One of the most enjoyable aspects of starting this blog has been sharing information about Mundia, the fantasy world in which The Vaetra Chronicles are set. In past posts, I have done Creature Features and Location Lore posts, and I do intend to do more of those. But this time, I’m trying something new: a […]