A Gem of a Novel

An Amazon reader said my book Sword’s Edge was “a gem of a novel.”

If you haven’t read it yet, you can pick it up for a mere $0.99 this month! How often can you buy a “gem” for less than a dollar?

Check it out!

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Reminder: Sword’s Edge on Sale for $0.99 in July

In case you missed it, or forgot: for the month of July, the first book of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles is on sale for a mere $0.99!

Treason brings a young lass’s desperate thane to her mountain home, where she is recruited as a spy. A siege, traitorous lords, and a scheme to kill her thane test her strength, her love of her kin, and her alien blood. With the help of a mysterious alien relic, she undertakes a dangerous mission. Can she succeed or will the assassins tracking her cost her all?

A powerful tale seemingly set in a world of medieval fantasy, but with roots in science fiction.

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Check out Sword’s Edge while on sale, and if you like it, you just might like to catch up on the series before the next book is released this autumn!

Available in a variety of ebook formats!


Rough draft done of Laws and Prophecies – book three of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles

Now for the hard work – polishing that baby until it shines and checking for continuity errors, typos, and awaiting the verdict from My Physicistβ„’.

Within a few months (tentative deadline is autumn equinox) I hope the book will be out.

If you’ve not yet read The Sword’s Edge Chronicles, now is a great time to start, not only because you’ll have books one and two plus the prequel to plow through before book three is out, but right now, the first book of the series,Β Sword’s Edge, is on for $0.99!
(How’s that for a run-on sentence? πŸ˜€ )

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July Sale on the first book of the Sword’s Edge Chronicles!

Want to get away but have to settle for a stay-cation? Why not escape to another planet? Want a bit of fun and adventure for your summer reading? Try this – science fiction in a fantasy setting of swords, capes, and castles. Add to the mix treachery, murder, kidnapping, and a lass in over her head trying to save the day. Can she?

Sword’s Edge is on sale for only $0.99 in ebook for the month of July. Normally retailing at $5.99, that’s not too bad of a savings. Might buy you a cup of bitter coffee or even a gallon or two of gas, depending on where you live.

Check out the July Sword’s Edge Sale, and then, why not leave a review at your favorite online retailer!

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New Reviews! *happy dance*

It is a truth universally acknowledged that writers are needy people; we crave feedback.

So imagine how happy I was at finding new reviews for the Sword’s Edge Chronicles.

This one specifically is for Sword’s Edge:

I’m not typically a sci-fi reader. Hey, I had trouble with Narnia the first time around. That said, I really enjoyed following Tam as she is lambasted with discovery after discovery about herself. I had trouble putting it down. I wanted to know the secrets surrounding the other characters in relation to her. In fact, there was so much “biography” and “history” to be uncovered in her story, that I found I could follow it easily. I’m eager to read the other books in the series.

And this one is for the whole series (wheee!):

I’ve just finished reading (a few days ago) all three of the Sword’s Edge novels (including the prequel). Bought and downloaded to my Kindle. I thoroughly enjoyed them β€” they completely blew me away! I’m absolutely amazed at what Loriendill’s written β€” characterization, creation of an entirely new universe, etc. I want more! Please tell me more is coming!

To both reviewers: thank you so much! I’m thrilled you’ve enjoyed my stories. And yes, more books are coming. The next one should be out by fall.


Resuming Gardening, Slowly but Surely

I had to give up gardening and really, almost all outside work, because of my disabilities. But with the improvement in my health, I’m starting, in a small way, to get back to one of my loves.

Here you see my a raised bed with two vegetables in it, and in the background, you just might glimpse some of the incidental flowers as well as survivors from when I had an herb garden (chives, comfrey, lemon balm, chocolate mint).




I also used an old, useless wheelbarrow to try growing a small herb garden. In first photo, you see last year’s thyme, which survived the winter, and the basil which reseeded itself.
The parsley I just planted and petunias as well, because I have some extra and thought they’d be a nice touch.



In the second photo, you can see how they’re thriving a few weeks later.



I think it’s easy to see where my one character Tam (in Sword’s Edge and Children of the Enaisi) gets her love of gardening.


Happy Summer Solstice!

I know it’s not a big holiday on this planet, but Happy Summer Solstice anyway!

On my planet it is a big deal. The very first summer solstice celebration takes place in Unlikely Prophet, although over the centuries it gains more traditions and becomes a very important part of their culture. However, the most important holiday on my planet is the Final Crossing Celebration.

If you wish to learn more about why my planet celebrates summer solstice or about the History of the Crossing, check out Unlikely Prophet. It’s available in many different ebook formats, and in print.

And again, Happy Summer Solstice!