Nov 30, 2012

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Nov 28, 2012

The Alabaster Chalice


Restless, Motte shifted from one leg to the other, her talons gouging the granite as she settled on the pediment.
The Ley Lines sang to her. They sang of what had been, what was, and what was yet to be. Songs, older than time, of love, joy, and loss, dwelled in Motte’s heart, and she recognized what had been prophesied had come to pass.
He’d bonded with the child. It was foretold, and so it would be.


Illustration by Thomas Block

Nov 7, 2012

The Winner of the YA Mythology Giveaway Hop....

is ...  Ryan!

Thanks to everyone who participated !

Nov 2, 2012

The Magnificent Map

Thomas Block created this illustration for 
the first book of The Black Ledge Series.

 Camden, Maine as seen by those aware of the Realm.  


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Tom holds a degree in art education from the University of Southern Maine and was an art teacher in mid coast Maine for over 37 years. He has exhibited watercolors, sculpture, oils and mixed media in various locations through out New England. Tom's most recent book illustrations includes, Togus, A Coon Cat Finds a Home by Don Carrigan and Baxter in the Blaine House by Paula Benoit.

*Photo by Dara Hurt

Nov 1, 2012

The Winner of the 2012 Spooktacular Giveaway Hop is....

... Sarah !

Thanks to everyone who participated !  That was fun!

Book One

The Black Ledge Series

The secrets of the Red Paint People have haunted Maine for 7000 years. From the vast fjords of Norway to the shores of New England, ancient standing stones mark a trail of betrayal, greed, and murder.

  The Keeper and the Rune Stone 

An unholy ritual, a ticking clock. Four children discover there are things that go bump in the night ...

Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual. But the ritual was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the Noctivagi - the beings we know as vampires.

Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they've renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony depends on the magical Rune Stone, but it's missing. If it is not found—and quickly—the consequences could be dire, and not just for Elves and Dwarves.

Four children, Rob, Jack, Eleanor, and Flora, stumble into a world of magic and mayhem when they move into Black Ledge, the old estate on the Maine coast, and discover
they aren’t the only ones who live there.

"something wicked is going to happen.." EAD

"Hell, yes" KZF

"cracking tale of mystery and adventure" JBW

"Basically, I loved this" MF