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The Latest from Carolina Book Beat: Diana Bastine and Debra Killeen

Selkie  Myrridia

Diana Bastine and Debra Killeen

Listen in to a great return visit from favorite authors of Young Adult fantasy, Diana Bastine and Debra Killeen, as they talk with us about their current publications and projects.

Diana Bastine, one of many Fairy CatMothers, is the author of the Young Adult fantasy novels The Source, Shapeshifter and Selkie.  Her current writing projects include the fourth novel in her fantasy series, Gabriel’s Secret, and a steampunk adaptation of the life of labor activist Mary “Mother” Jones.  She is also co-editing a forthcoming steampunk anthology.

About Selkie:

When Kathleen Flynn’s partner, Anna, mysteriously vanishes while swimming along the Irish coast one day, friends of her brother Niall and niece Caitlin from the underground world of Hamelyn and the world of Faerie join them to find the reason for her disappearance, a reason that may be more sinister than they expect.

Debra Killeen is the author of the 5-volume award-winning fantasy series, The Myrridian Cycle, consisting of An Unlikely Duke, A Prince in Need, Legacy of the Archbishop, Priestess Awakening and Kingdom in the Balance.  Her current writing project is the Unholy War trilogy, and she has plans for a few short stories and a paranormal mystery series.

Late breaking news since the broadcast: Double Dragon  eBooks has accepted the first volume of the  “Unholy War” trilogy for publication in 2014.  Congratulations Debra! 

About the Myrridian series

“Killeen thrills readers again with all the adventure and intrigue they have come to expect from her writing. Old friends return and new villains are introduced. Lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, violence, love, and romance fill the pages. A visit to Myrridia is never dull, and Killeen’s ability to create a fictional world that completely makes the reader forget the real one is matched by few fantasy writers.”—Readersden.com

Find out more at www,fairycatmother.net and at www.myrridia.net.

The Latest from Carolina Book Beat

Kingdom in the Balance/The Source by Debra Killeen/Diana Bastine (broadcast 9-19-2011)  Sister authors, Killeen and Bastine, have each come up with good reading fantasy novels that fit into the young adult category.  Kingdom in the Balance, by Killeen, is the final and very satisfying installment in The Myrridian Cycle.  This series of five books takes place in a medieval kingdom discovered by accidental visitors from our time who become actively involved, as does the reader, in a world where Magic works and who controls it intensifies the intrigue.  The Source, by Bastine, also takes us into another world but this is one hidden in ancient caves deep below the magic terrain of Ireland.  The story begins when a young girl discovers a strange-looking man who she first suspect is a vampire but soon learns something about him even more fantastic.  This is Bastine’s first novel and gives promise of a lot more enjoyable reading to come.   Find out more at http://www.myrridia.net/    and http://www.fairycatmother.net/