Sunday, September 4, 2011

Author Spotlight

I wanted to do an author spotlight on an author whom I feel totally deserves the honor, and to get her name out there because if you haven't heard of her yet...just wait, you will!!

Author of: Mistwood and Nightspell

The two books are companion novels, and while I own Nightspell, I haven't yet delved into what I'm sure is going to be a book just as simply amazing as Mistwood, I have to admit that my reason for purchasing Mistwood in the first place...was the gorgeous cover artwork.


Any author who can create this other world that is so vivid and visual that the reader feels they are there along with the characters gets a gold star in my book. With amazing description and three-dimensional characters, not a second of the book goes by with a lack of interest.

A visit to Cypess's website and Goodreads page give insight into who she is as an author. When you learn how passionate that the author is when it comes to writing, it makes the book that much more special. After receiving her law degree from Columbia, Cypess continued to write and submit her work, never giving up. Fifteen years after her first submission, Cypess is finally a well-deserved published author!

If you enjoy magic, mystery, shapeshifting, and romance you won't want to pass up this series!

Synapses from Mistwood: The Shifter is an immortal creature bound by an ancient spell to protect the kings of Samorna. When the realm is peaceful, she retreats to the Mistwood. But when she is needed, she always comes.

Isabel remembers nothing. Nothing before the prince rode into her forest to take her  back to the castle. Nothing about who she is supposed to be, or the powers she is supposed to have.

Prince Rokan needs Isabel to be his Shifter. He needs her ability to shift to animal form, to wind, to mist. He needs her lethal speed and superhuman strength. And he needs her loyalty - because without it, she may be his greatest threat.

Isabel knows that her prince is lying to her, but she can't help wanting to protect him from the dangers and intrigues of the court...until a deadly truth shatters the bond between them.

Now Isabel faces a choice that threatens her loyalty, her heart...and everything she thought she knew.

Synapses from Nightspell: A stand-alone companion novel to the much-acclaimed Mistwood. When Darri rides into Ghostland, a country where the living walk with the dead, she has only one goal: to rescue her younger sister, Callie, who was sent to Ghostland as a hostage four years ago. But Callie has changed in those four years, and now has secrets of her own. In her quest to save her sister from herself, Darri will be forced to outmaneuver a handsome ghost prince, an ancient sorcerer, and a manipulative tribal warrior (who happens to be her brother). When Darri discovers the source of the spell that has kept the dead in Ghostland chained to this earth, she faces a decision that will force her to reexamine beliefs she never before questioned - and will lead into the heart of a conspiracy that threatens the very balance of power between the living and the dead.

Unfortunately, at the time of this post I was unable to locate a book trailer for Nightspell. I will continue my hunt and post it as soon as I can!

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