#SPFBO5 My second batch of books


Today is the second month of the Self Published Fantasy Blog Off.  As with previous years I have divided my 30 books into five batches of six books (selected using a random sequence generator).  Each month I will highlight that month’s selection at the start of the month, providing details about the books and the authors.  As the month progresses I hope to have a clear favourite out of each batch – although things don’t always go to plan of course – I will provide mini reviews for each book and hopefully a full review for each semi finalist – which I’m thinking should be five books in total.  The aim being to then choose a finalist from those semi finalists.

I’d like to wish everyone the best of luck and I hope you all enjoy the competition.

On a separate note, if any of my authors wish to pay me a visit for either an interview, a guest post, or anything else then let me know.  Also, if any of my books have audio versions available then let me know – I’m happy to use audio too.

Without further ado here are my six books for August:


Healer'sHealer’s Ruin by Chris O’Mara

Chalos the Healer is marching to war. As the Ten Plains King lays siege to the mysterious kingdom of the Riln, the Healer realises that if he is to survive, he has to think and fight like a soldier.

But Chalos isn’t a soldier. He doesn’t even own a sword.

To make matters worse, the famed Wielder of Aphazail, a mage of extraordinary power, has come to the aid of the Riln… and is slaughtering the invaders in droves.

Empires clash, gods walk, kingdoms tremble and sorcery carves a bright and blazing path across an ancient and mysterious land… a path that leads to HEALER’S RUIN.

Author Info:

Twitter : Aphazail


TheOwl.jpgThe Owl & the Dragon by Randy Nargi 

Hytwen and Ortwen: two remote villages on the southern edge of the Empire of Harion. Separated by a misty lake. And a deadly family secret.

When ex-Imperial Investigator Bander arrives in the village of Hytwen, ragged and half dead after a savage attack on the road, all he wants is the aid of a healer and a new pair of boots. But he’s soon pressed into service by the wealthy lord of Hytwen to find a twelve-year-old girl who’s been abducted from the manor. Everyone suspects the neighboring village, and with the drums of war beating, time is running out.

As Bander digs deeper, he confronts a brutal gang of trained killers, a mysterious barmaid, and a sinister mage plotting destruction from the shadows. Soon it becomes clear that things aren’t what they seem, and the hunt for the missing girl is just part of a diabolical mosaic of murder and chaos that threatens to destroy scores of innocent people.

But not if Bander can help it.

Author Info :


TheLoreThe Lore of Prometheus by Graham Austin-King

John Carver has three rules: Don’t drink in the daytime, don’t gamble when the luck has gone, and don’t talk to the dead people who come to visit.

It has been almost five years since the incident in Kabul. Since the magic stirred within him and the stories began. Fleeing the army, running from the whispers, the guilt, and the fear he was losing his mind, Carver fell into addiction, dragging himself through life one day at a time.

Desperation has pulled him back to Afghanistan, back to the heat, the dust, and the truth he worked so hard to avoid. But there are others, obsessed with power and forbidden magics, who will stop at nothing to learn the truth of his gifts. Abducted and chained, Carver must break more than his own rules if he is to harness this power and survive.

Author Info :

Twitter : grayaustin


RealmofRealm of Beasts by Angela J Ford

An enchantress and a wizard get tangled in the grisly plans of an undead creature. 

Tor Lir, the Nameless One, is unsure what he is. However, he knows he was born to bring balance to the powers of good and evil.

Forsaking his birthplace and fleeing from suggestions of a dark knowledge he’d rather not discover, he decides to take his fate into his own hands.

A chance encounter with a dead body, a dangerous beast, and a desirous creature lead him on the path to Paradise, where he senses imbalance.

Banished from her village and lost in a wicked forest, Citrine makes a deal with a dark creature, but that was before she found Paradise—the legendary land of a friendly giant.

Falling in love with the land, Citrine takes advantage of her time to study the lore of herbs and craft a spell of protection for her mythical beasts.

When darkness creeps into Paradise, bringing the mysterious Nameless One and an omen of death, Citrine realizes the consequences of her actions spell danger for herself, her beasts, and Paradise.

As time runs out the undead come to life. Citrine faces the ultimate showdown as everything she holds dear is ripped away.

Author Info :

Twitter : aford21


PrinceofCats.jpgThe Prince of Cats by Daniel Olesen

To stay alive, Jawad must succeed where all others have failed: he must catch the Prince of Cats. More legend than man, the Prince is draped in rumours. He can steal the silver teeth from your mouth in the blink of a smile. He is a ghost to walls and vaults, he laughs at locks, and Jawad must capture him before powerful people lose their patience and send the young rogue to the scaffold.

Ever the opportunist, Jawad begins his hunt while carrying out his own schemes. He pits the factions of the city against each other, lining his own pockets in the process and using the Prince as a scapegoat. This is made easy as nobody knows when or where the Prince will strike, or even why.

As plots collide, Jawad finds himself pressured from all sides. Aristocrats, cutthroats, and the Prince himself is breathing down his neck. Unless Jawad wants a knife in his back or an appointment with the executioner, he must answer three questions: Who is the Prince of Cats, what is his true purpose, and how can he be stopped?

Author Info :


Immortals'Requiem.jpgImmortals’ Requiem by Vincent Bobbe

There are beings that live a shadow’s breadth from our reality. They are the dreams and nightmares of humanity, the ancient seeds of fairy-tale and superstition.

These are the Immortals, creatures of magic that should live forever… and they are fading.

When a horror two thousand years dead returns to contemporary England, creatures long thought lost to myth and legend collide in a scramble for survival that could tumble civilisation back into the dark ages of blood and death.

If you like grimdark fantasy, ravening zombies, terrifying shapeshifters, scheming vampires, and vast supernatural worlds, you’ll love Immortals’ Requiem!

Author Info : 

Twitter : jumpstartpub

*Final note: if I have any of your details wrong then please let me know.


**Other SPFBO posts:

My Process

My 3 covers for the cover competition

Author Interview - Elise Kova

My First Batch of BooksMy First Batch of Books

Feedback on My First Batch of Books

14 Responses to “#SPFBO5 My second batch of books”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The Owl and the Dragon looks good! And the author of Prince of Cats once wrote us a guest post, his book sounds awesome too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ooh, exciting – makes me all the more anxious to get started.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    What a great looking batch! The story that grabs my attention right away is Immortals’ Requiem 😁

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Lore of Prometheus sounds like something quite different in concept from the usual fantasy background: I’m curious to hear more… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m definitely curious to pick it up.
      Lynn 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m definitely curious about it too – keen to get started.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    Looks like an interesting batch, hope you find some good reads in it!

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