Incredible Christian Fantasy Giveaway: Meet the Authors and Their Books

It’s my privilege to host a giveaway of 11 fabulous books in the Christian fantasy genre … and paperback books, the kind you can curl up with when the weather turns chilly and enjoy with a hot cup of cider.

The giveaway is open now and will run until October 14 at 11:45 PM, EST.

In the meantime I thought you might enjoy meeting the authors and learning a bit more about their books. In no particular order …

C.S. Lakin and The Sands of Ethryn

C. S. Lakin is an award-winning author and blogger at Live Write Thrive. She has twenty novels and eight writing crafts books published and works full-time as a copyeditor and writing coach. In addition to teaching and speaking at workshops, she offers online courses for writers and editors at Lakin loves to help writers achieve success, and guest posts on tops blogs, such as Writer’s Digest and Grammarly. She specializes in manuscript critiques (more than 200 a year) and has helped many authors garner agent and publishing contracts as well as win prestigious awards and TV/movie deals. Her critique service is based at

For the giveaway, C.S. is giving away The Sands of Ethryn.

The ancient and acclaimed land of Ethryn is dying from pervasive drought, and while the king searches to find water, a mighty tower is uncovered in the desert. King Kael hopes the scroll found near the altar will tell of water sources, but when he touches the gemstone set in the altar, he falls into a coma that transports him back five thousand years where he is a slave building the tower.

Sha’kath, the wizard who oversaw the building of the tower all those centuries ago, had cast a spell that brings sand bubbling up from the ground so the workers can make bricks and complete the tower’s construction.

In the past, the king, whose is a young villager named Lael, is pursued relentlessly by God, given visions and declarations that he has been chosen to be a deliverer and a prophet , but Lael keeps fleeing. Then, when the tower is completed, heaven appoints him as deliverer, and he and his companions escape and head to their villages. God directs Lael to the sacred site and makes him the Keeper, then reveals his great power as he brings down judgment upon the world, confusing languages and scattering all in rebellion and defiance. Lael is shown the beginnings of Ethryn—a fertile and prosperous land that will become a great kingdom—and then he returns home to his family, where he fully embraces his destiny and delivers those who will listen. God then destroys his village with fire, but Lael leads his contingent to the sacred site and a new beginning.

At the end of his life, Lael—who has watched Ethryn grow and prosper and who has been a gifted healer—returns to the tower to place his poem in the chest and put the gemstone on the altar. Before he takes his last breath, he turns and sees a girl—who is Ra’daf of the future—and when he dies, King Kael in the future wakes from his long sleep. Upon awakening he finds Ra’daf nearly dead by his bed—for the vizier had tried to stop her from waking the king with the amaranth in the vase. Lael heals her, and the vizier flees, unable to locate his secret chamber, but intent on discovering the locations of all seven sites and destroying them all. Kael, upon reviving, now knows where the site is buried under sand and takes his people there, where he again is set up as Keeper, and now, with heaven’s blessing, water erupts from the ground and ends the drought.

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Jill Williamson and King’s Folly

Jill Williamson is a creator of kingdoms and the author of over twenty books. She writes young adult fantasy and has also written several books on the craft of writing fiction. She teaches writing online at and at To learn more, visit her online at

Jill is donating her book King’s Folly.

The gods are angry.

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, ground shakers—everything points to their unhappiness. At least that is what the king of Armania believes. His son, Prince Wilek, thinks his father’s superstitions are nonsense, though he remains the ever dutiful First Arm of Armania.

When a messenger arrives and claims that the town of Farway has been swallowed by the earth, the king sends Wilek to investigate. But what Wilek discovers is more cataclysmic than one lost city. Even as the ground shifts beneath his feet, Wilek sets out on a desperate journey to save his people and his world. But can he do it before the entire land crumbles?

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Bryan Davis and Time Echoes

Bryan Davis is the author of several bestselling fantasy series, including the Reapers Trilogy, Dragons in our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Children of the Bard, the Time Echoes Trilogy, Dragons of Starlight, and Tales of Starlight. Bryan and his wife, Susie, work together as any author/editor team to create his imaginative tales. You can find him online at or his Facebook fan page,

Bryan is donating his book Time Echoes.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan Shepherd finds his father, an investigator, and his mother, a renowned violinist, murdered. Left with only a mysterious mirror that seems to show the future, Nathan goes into hiding at the rural home of Tony Clark, his father’s college buddy, and Tony’s teenage daughter, Kelly. When seemingly impossible images appear in the mirror that point to a coming cosmic disaster, Nathan and Kelly travel through cross-world portals to try to stop the murderer from striking again. All the while, three Earths are on a collision course, and the lives of billions are at stake.

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Lindsay A. Franklin and The Story Peddler

Lindsay A. Franklin is a best-selling author, freelance editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed wombat with his own Instagram following. You can find her online at, or she is @LinzyAFranklin on Instagram and Twitter.

For the giveaway, Lindsay is giving away The Story Peddler.

Selling stories is a deadly business

Tanwen doesn’t just tell stories—she weaves them into crystallized sculptures that sell for more than a few bits. But the only way to escape the control of her cruel mentor and claw her way from poverty is to set her sights on something grander: becoming Royal Storyteller to the king.

During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down…and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers…and they’re after her too.

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Gillian Bronte Adams and Orphan’s Song

Gillian Bronte Adams is a sword-wielding, horse-riding, wander-loving fantasy author, rarely found without a coffee in hand and rumored to pack books before clothes when she hits the road. Working in youth ministry left her with a passion for journeying alongside children and teens. (It also enhanced her love of coffee.) Now, she writes novels that follow outcast characters down broken roads, through epic battles, and onward to adventure. And at the end of a long day of typing, she can be found saddling her wild thing and riding off into the sunset, seeking adventures of her own (and more coffee). You can find her at or on Instagram at

Gillian is giving away a copy of Orphan’s Song.

Her solo is a death sentence.

Deep within the world of Leira flows a melody that was sung at the beginning of time by Emhran, the Master Singer. Now it is broken, buried, forgotten. But in each generation, a Songkeeper arises to uphold the memory of the Song against those who want it silenced forever.

When Birdie first hears the Song coming from her own mouth, her world shatters. She is no longer simply an orphan but the last of a hunted people. Forced to flee for her life, she must decide whom to trust—a traveling peddler, a streetwise thief, or a mysterious creature who claims to know her past.

With enemies at her heels and war threatening to tear her homeland apart, Birdie soon discovers an overwhelming truth: the fate of Leira may hinge on one orphan’s Song.

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Serena Chase and The Ryn

Serena Chase is the author of the Eyes of E’veria epic fantasy series and the contemporary YA musical theatre romance, Intermission. Formerly a professional book reviewer for USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog, Serena now operates a freelance developmental editing and marketing copy creation business from her home in Iowa. Connect with Serena on Instagram, Patreon, Twitter, Facebook, & Pinterest, or at her website,

Serena is giving away a paperback copy of The Ryn.

DESTINED by prophecy. GUARDED by deception. PURSUED by Love.

Long ago, an oracle foretold of the young woman who would defeat E’veria’s ancient enemy, the Cobelds. But after two centuries of relative peace, both the prophecy and the Cobelds have been relegated to lore. Only a few remain watchful for the promised Ryn.

Finally, the prophesied child is born, but a Cobeld curse accompanies her birth. Believing the child dead and the prophecy of their doom thwarted, the Cobelds emerge from hiding with a plan to overtake the kingdom.

But the child survived.

Protected by the cloak of secrets imposed upon her at birth, Rynnaia E’veri grows up knowing neither her parentage nor her true identity… until a chance meeting with an injured knight reveals the task assigned her by the oracle: discover the Remedy and destroy the Cobelds’ power.

Now, her time has come.

Offered the assistance of pirates, scribes, storytellers, a young woman who died centuries ago, and the knight who is quickly working his way into her heart, Rynnaia is fortified with friends. But if the Ryn is to fulfill the prophecy, she must come to terms with not only who she is, but for whom she must be willing to die. For the kingdom’s survival depends on her. The Wyn begins an epic re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairy tale, Snow White & Rose Red.

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Morgan L. Busse and Mark of the Raven

Morgan L. Busse is a writer by day and a mother by night. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series, the Carol Award-winning steampunk series, Soul Chronicles, and the Ravenwood Saga, a new fantasy series from Bethany House coming November 2018. During her spare time she enjoys playing games, taking long walks, and dreaming about her next novel. You can find her online at

Morgan is giving away Mark of the Raven.

Lady Selene is the heir to the Great House of Ravenwood and the secret family gift of dreamwalking. As a dreamwalker, she can enter a person’s dreams and manipulate their greatest fears or desires. For the last hundred years, the Ravenwood women have used their gift of dreaming for hire to gather information or to assassinate.

As she discovers her family’s dark secret, Selene is torn between upholding her family’s legacy—a legacy that supports her people—or seeking the true reason behind her family’s gift.

Her dilemma comes to a head when she is tasked with assassinating the one man who can bring peace to the nations, but who will also bring about the downfall of her own house.

One path holds glory and power, and will solidify her position as Lady of Ravenwood. The other path holds shame and execution. Which will she choose? And is she willing to pay the price for the path chosen?

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Ronie Kendig and Fierian

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their children and a retired military working dog. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters. Visit her at or on Facebook at

Ronie is giving away Fierian.

Abiassa’s people fall. Her Fierian dwindles. Her Deliverers wait as Poired Dyrth marches unchecked through the Nine Kingdoms. He’s taken the Embers of countless Accelerants. He’s taken Zaethien and Hetaera, the mightiest cities of the Nine. He’s taken the blood of the royal family. Now Dyrth is after Haegan’s power—the Fierian’s power. And after that, he wants the world.

He will not take it unopposed. Battered and outnumbered, the remnant of the Nine forge new alliances, make friends of enemies, and prepare to stand against the last great press of evil. In faith, they wait. The Fierian will come.

War raging without and within, Abiassa’s people face their greatest need. But before the Fierian can fulfill his destiny, he has to defeat the enemy in his own mind.

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Heather L.L. FitzGerald and The Tethered World

Heather L.L. FitzGerald writes from her home in Texas, while dreaming of being back in the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up. An award-winning author, she is drawn to books that become good friends—friends you want to revisit—the kind you wish to keep close. Those are the type of stories Heather aspires to write, ones worthy of delicious coffee and a lingering relationship.

Heather’s a member of ACFW, Realm Makers, Oregon Christian Writers, and her local writer’s group Manent Writers.You can connect with Heather on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Goodreads.

Heather is giving away The Tethered World.

“Normal” means different things to different people. For sixteen-year-old Sadie Larcen, family dynamics look a little different than most. Parents with oddball occupations? Normal. Five homeschooled siblings—one with autism? Normal.

Police knocking on the door and parents gone missing? Definitely not normal!

When Sadie uncovers the reasons behind her parents’ disappearance and the truth about her heritage, she despairs of ever feeling normal again. Especially when she learns that her mother’s interest in Bigfoot, Dwarves, and other lore extends beyond her popular blog. Sadie’s family has been entrusted with keeping the secrets of the Tethered World—home to creatures that once roamed the Garden of Eden.

Sadie and her siblings must venture into this land to rescue their parents. Stepping out of reality and into a world she never knew existed is a journey Sadie fears and resents. But she chooses to risk all to save her family.

She’s just not sure she will survive in the process.

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S.D. Grimm and Scarlet Moon

S.D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult fantasy and science fiction, which is to be expected from someone who has been sorted into Gryffindor, is part of the fire nation, and identifies as rebel scum. Her patronus is a red Voltron lion, her spirit animal is Toothless, and her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog, and you can learn more about her upcoming novels at You can also connect with her at

S.D. is giving away a copy of Scarlet Moon.

Destiny can pick someone else.

Evil is slipping through the cracks of its prison, and all Soleden trembles in its wake. Yet some would harness that evil to their own ends, and first among them is Idla, the sorceress queen bent on distorting the world.

Only one can stand in her way: Jayden. Upon realizing her mark as the prophesied Deliverer, Jayden conceals herself from her enemies and her Feravolk countrymen. But after the harm the Feravolk caused to her family, she’s loath to rescue the not-so-innocent.

Hiding her mark was never easy, but now that Jayden knows both Queen Idla and the Feravolk are after her, hiding her gift of the Blood Moon will be impossible.

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Rachel Starr Thomson and Worlds Unseen

Rachel Starr Thomson is in love with Jesus and convinced the gospel will change the world. A speaker and spoken-word artist with 1:11 Ministries, Rachel leads audiences worldwide in exploring the depths of biblical truth. She is also the author of the Seventh World Trilogy, The Oneness Cycle, and many other books. Her blog, Revelatory Creative, shares studies and stories to help believers discover the kingdom of God. Check it out (and get a free book or two!) at

Rachel is giving away a copy of Worlds Unseen.

Beauty and terror await beyond the veil in this classic Christian fantasy.

The Council for Exploration Into Worlds Unseen believed there was more to reality than the Empire had taught them—but when they came a little too close to the truth, tragedy ended their work, leaving the terrifying and beautiful world behind their own still hidden.

Forty years later, one of the last Council members entrusts an ancient relic to the orphaned young woman Maggie Sheffield: a scroll that reveals the truth at last. Along with Nicolas Fisher, a Gypsy who hears things no one else can, Maggie sets out on a journey across the Seventh World to deliver the scroll to those who can use it.

But the price of truth may be too high: for Maggie and Nicolas are tearing at the Veil between the seen and the unseen, between good and evil, between forgotten past and treacherous future.

Monstrous forces are already on their trail.

And when the Veil grows thin enough, it’s anyone’s guess what may come through.

Click here to enter the giveaway before it closes on October 14 at 11:45 PM, EST.






2 responses to “Incredible Christian Fantasy Giveaway: Meet the Authors and Their Books”

  1. Marty Hebert Avatar
    Marty Hebert

    Love this, thank you for helping put this together. I love find out about other Christian authors so this is really cool. So just put my name down as the winner and mail the books to me. 🙂 just kidding, but hoping I win.

    1. Rachel Avatar

      You’re welcome, Marty! I’m super excited about this group of authors! Hopefully we’ll do more giveaways in future …

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