Mande Matthews – Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Artist
I hope you’ll find rejuvenation here, in the comfort of my exposed heart. But know this, dear wanderer, every step you take within these imagined walls, every word and image you behold, breathes life back into my soul. Your presence, your wonder, your journey—you become part of the magic. And that becomes our shared magic. Your presence allows me to dream, to spin tales, create art, to continue on this path of enchantment. Thank you for your generosity of time. May your stay here be filled with magic and wonder.
For those of you who haven’t picked up Bonded, Book One of the ShadowLight Saga, it’s on sale for 99 cents, along with fourteen awesome young adult paranormal bestsellers, from February 12th through the 15th.
The YA Bookshelf is hosting this special Valentine’s Day event. Click Here for a blurb of each on-sale bestseller if you’re in the mood for a little chill-inducing, heart-palpitating, paranormal snuggle-up.
For those of you who are wondering what in the world happened to new releases? Big shifts happened this last year. I’ll be talking about them on my blog soon, but for now, know that in about one month, I’ll be back on track and as determined as ever to get stories out to my very patient readers. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your continued support through this rough spot.
Also, this year, I’m thinking up some unique giveaways. Let me know what you’d like to see for this coming year in the comments section below. I’m all ears (not literally – as I’m conjuring up a giant typing ear in my somewhat cracked mind’s eye), and raring to go!
Announcing Goddess Born, a new ShadowLight side adventure. I started this as a short story and it became clear as I continued on the story that Ginna Hummeldottir (Hummel’s 9th daughter from Bonded, book 1) needed a longer story. She becomes important to Rolf in the third book of the saga. (more…)
In finding and expressing my authentic self, I find peace, love, understanding, and a path to live in an expanded way.
I think everyone wants this. Whether they are a writers, artists, musicians, cooks, mommies, or engineers. The profession doesn’t matter. It’s the internal drive to be the YOU you are meant to be. (more…)
FIRST: A note about the featured image. Please see *** below.
NOW on to the glossary.
I realize the language and terminology in ShadowLight is foreign and since the language is often based on more than Old Norse (drawing from myths, other languages, or simply made up), I’ve started a glossary of terms for those of you looking for more information on word translations. I’m sure I’ve missed some (or more than some), so please feel free to comment or contact me at email@example.com if you’re unclear on any meaning; or if you want to know more about a specific word or phrase. (more…)
My author colleagues have joined together this holiday season to offer bestselling books – over a million words – for only 99 cents and today is release day. You might already be familiar with mine, but it’s a great chance to discover thirteen other bestselling fantasy authors for less than a buck. You can pick up your copy here:
Finally! EPIC is released for pre-order and available on all eBook vendors. This is possibly the biggest bundle of NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestsellers ever assembled. 14 tales of fantasy fiction with over a million words. But it’s only available for a limited time, so be sure and get your copy while you can.
It’s coming out December 10th, and you can pre-order it now for only $0.99!…
If you’d like to pick up a copy for free – that’s over a million words of
bestselling fantasy fiction – you can join us on Thunderclap and support us
through your social media pages. It doesn’t cost a thing, and only the first 100
participants will receive a free copy of this massive volume – so if you’d like
to get in on this deal, hurry over to before spots are all taken:
I am so excited to tell everyone about a new fantasy fiction bundle aptly named EPIC that I am a part of this season. For a limited time, we’ll be offering OVER A MILLION WORDS of fantasy fiction from bestselling authors for only .99 CENTS. That’s 14 fantasy tales.
I’ll have the preorder links in a day or so, but in the meantime, here’s the official blurb.
The freshest voices in fantasy bring you fifteen New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors. With fourteen …stories and over one million words of captivating fiction, this epic fantasy set will keep you entranced.
Delve into worlds where adventurers discover forgotten lands of wonder and fight ancient evil. Worlds where dragons soar, where heroes and heroines wield sword and magic to answer adventure’s call.
Get one of the largest bundles of page-turning epic fantasy today…before it’s gone!
The ShadowLight Saga continues with book 2, Broken. Swan struggles to discover the power that resides inside of her while Hallad’s misguided by Ravenna, First Walker of the Norns. Their involvement will leave Swan alone and vulnerable as she’s struggling to discover and control her power. (more…)
Oh, what a long wait! I’ve wanted to pull my hair out through this process, but it’s finally here. Broken, Book 2 of the ShadowLight Saga releases this Friday, March 14th. I’ve bled and sweat and cried into this one. I hope you enjoy the ride. (more…)