Hazel and Holly Selling Now on Amazon

By Karen Hagersten

Hazel and Holly by Sara C. Snider was published in May. The fun and quirky fantasy adventure sells on Amazon, in Kindle and paperback formats. Hazel and Holly is also available at Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Google Play

In Hazel and Holly, Hazel’s deeply held beliefs are shattered when she sets out to save her mother’s soul from the grips of dark magic. She ventures from the safe confines of natural magic to forbidden necromancy, opening her eyes to romance and the enduring love between two very different sisters. 

Sara crafts her stories from her explorations of her natural surroundings. She says, “The characters in Hazel and Holly were born entirely from what the tree names inspired in me. It’s the story I let myself have fun with, and I hope readers will have fun reading it.” 

Sara C. Snider found her way to the deep dark northern woods of Sweden from sunny northern California. She is a full-time writer. Other works by Sara C. Snider include The Thirteenth Tower, A Shadowed Spirit, and The Forgotten Web.

The Thirteenth Tower and A Shadowed Spirit are from the Tree and Tower series.

Singapore Wept by Cas Blomberg, published now in Zetetic

by Karen Hagersten

Singapore Wept is really about making sense of senseless violence. “It's a survivor's tale,” says Cas Blomberg. “In the end as human beings, we find something, anything to keep us moving forward. We don't give up or give in to despair. It's a short story about loss, but it's also about perseverance and healing.” 

Read the story at Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. Other Cas Blomberg books and short stories are available on Amazon and Smashwords. For a list of her work see Cas Blomberg Publications

Cas writes speculative fiction and poetry and loves creating impossible and strange worlds. Her stories’ exploration of darkness and light creates a whole in which it is possible to confront demons. Cas also writes about women as they tackle life. Cas joined the Stockholm Writers Group in 2014.

“If even one person relates to one of my characters in a meaningful way, I've succeeded as an author,” says Cas. Visit her blog at www.casblomberg.com.

New book in Tree and Tower series by Sara C. Snider

by Karen Hagersten

A Shadowed Spirit is the second book in the Tree and Tower series by Stockholm writer Sara C. Snider.  In the first book in the series, The Thirteenth Tower, young Emelyn journeys out into the world after her village is attacked by magical creatures. In facing her fears, Emelyn, too, becomes a creature of magic.

In A Shadowed Spirit, Emelyn—now a magical And’estar called Siyan—heads into the dense and dangerous forest searching for knowledge of her powers. What Siyan doesn’t know is that she, too, is being hunted by a woman named Addigan searching for answers of her own.

Both books of the Tree and Tower series are available on Amazon and most online retailers in both paperback and ebook formats. Read about them on Goodreads. 

Sara C. Snider has a bachelor's degree in Archives and Information Science. She loves fairy tales and forests, and frequently infuses both into her stories. Originally from northern California, Sara now lives in Sweden with her partner and two crazy cats. 

 Visit saracsnider.com for more!