Monday, November 21, 2011

[Series Spotlight + Giveaway] - Slyph

The November Series Spotlight is Slyph by L.J. McDonald. One that I haven't read yet, but very much looking forward to.

The Battle Sylph

He is one of many: a creature of magic, unrelentingly male. He is lured through the portal by pure female beauty, a virgin sacrifice. She is killed, and he is silenced and enslaved.

Such a dark ritual is necessary. Unlike their elemental cousins—those gentler sylphs of wind and fire—battlers find no joy in everyday labor. Their magic can destroy an army or demolish a castle, and each has but one goal: find his queen, then protect and pleasure her at any cost. What would a maiden do if she were given such a servant? What would befall that kingdom foolish enough to allow a battler to escape? Young Solie and the people of Eferem are about to find out.

The Shattered Sylph

Kidnapped by slavers, Lizzie Petrule was dragged in chains across the Great Sea to the corrupt empire of Meridal. There beneath a floating citadel and an ocean of golden sand, lies a pleasure den for gladiators-and a prison for the maidens forced to slake their carnal thirst.

Despite impossible odds, against imponderable magic, three men have vowed Lizzie’s return: Justin, her suitor; Leon, her father; and Ril, the shape-shifting but war-weary battler. Together, this broken band can save her, but only with a word that must remain unsaid, a foe that is a friend, and a betrayal that is, at heart, an act of love.

A Midwinter Fantasy (anthology)
featuring a Slyph story

For years he has stood guard, cool and perfectly in control.  But in the heart of winter, when lives stand in the balance and evil makes its demands, who will rule the mighty Mace?

This collection of stories set around the winter holidays is sure to draw readers into the critically acclaimed worlds of fantasy romance’s three most up-and-coming authors.

Queen of the Slyphs

It was a dream come true. Solie had her own battler, a creature of almost infinite magic who could vaporize legions in the blink of an eye and would willingly suffer a thousand bloody deaths to protect her. She was his love. More simply, she was his queen.

Many others feel the same. The new-built settlement is a haven for all. Erected by sylphs of earth and fire, air and water, the Valley is Solie’s dominion. But, lovers without peer or killers without mercy, the very nature of their battler protectors means peril. It is not in any sylph’s nature to disobey, and while some are hers to command, others are the slaves of Solie’s enemies—the jealous, the cruel. Those who guard her must not fail. Their peasant-born ruler is not yet safe as…


Thanks to L.J. McDonald and her assistant Megan I have a copy of The Battle Slyph to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. This is open to U.S. & Canada. The winner will be announced on November 25th. Good Luck!


  1. I'm curious what a sylph is...
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  2. This sounds like a great series!

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  3. Please enter me in the giveaway! This sounds like an intriguing series and this will be my first from L.J. MacDonald

  4. I want to read this series! Thank you for the chance.


  5. This series looks fierce! Would love to check it out.

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  6. This sounds so good please enter me what a great giveaway thank you!

  7. Sounds great! Please count me in :)


  8. Would love to read this series... thanks for the giveaway!!!

  9. Hmmm....very intriguing. I am very excited to see what words hide between the front and back covers.

  10. This series looks BA!

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  11. Well a Sylph is a new critter to me and I am intrigued. Thank you for sharing today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity :)




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