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“Winter’s Rite”

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In a world where humans do not exist, dark magick has been used to bring an early winter down upon the land. It falls to a young Water Nix named Avari to seek out the source of this magick and put a stop to it. As his journey progresses, he encounters a myriad of other beings, some friends, some not.

Here are some things fans and readers have said about “Winter’s Rite“:

“This is a tale of courage and determination and proves that heroes come in all sizes and ages.

“I am not a lover of fantasy books but I enjoyed this one.”

“This book is full of all kinds of creatures but none of them are human.”

“There are goblins, elves, trolls, faeries and gnomes just to name a few. Some are kind creatures and others are cruel and violent.”

Enjoy young adult (YA) fantasy literature? Then grab your copy of “Winter’s Rite” now!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Out For Review

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Well, work has wrapped up on the final round of edits for “Hidden Tribe“. “Hidden Tribe” being, of course, the sasquatch novel that Desirée Lee and I have been so hard at work on for the past while.

All along the plan has been to get some reviews on the book from people in the sasquatch research community. The plan is to include those reviews, at least in part, in the book when it goes to print. Currently, “Hidden Tribe” is out to some names that we think all of you will instantly recognize. When those reviews come in, a publication date for “Hidden Tribe” can be figured out.

If anyone out there in my fanbase is involved with the sasquatch research community, and would like the chance to do an advance review on “Hidden Tribe”, too, please let me know via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Still Affected

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By now, you’re probably all aware of my past sightings, and other experiences involving at least one sasquatch while growing up in central Ohio. If not, or if you just want a refresher, here is a telling of those events that went on-line several years ago.

A lot of people, after having a sighting of a sasquatch, will say something along the lines of “You’re never the same afterward.” This is very true. Seeing a sasquatch changes you. The sightings and other encounters I had happened over 1,000 miles away from where I now live, and over 20 years ago. I’m still affected by them to this day. I still wake up from sasquatch-inspired dreams, even full-blown nightmares. In fact, a good chunk of last night was spent wide awake after one.

Desirée Lee and I had both hoped that working on “Hidden Tribe” would help with such things. It hasn’t seemed to have done so. After so long, I really don’t know if anything will stop the dreams/nightmares. The sasquatch I encountered in Ohio wasn’t/weren’t (I assume it was one of them, but on one occasion, there had to have been at least two of them present) overly aggressive. There’s no reason that I can determine as to why I should still be so strongly affected by them so long afterward. Yet I am.

Part of me wants to see another sasquatch. Part of me hopes I never do. Desirée Lee has never seen one. Part of me hopes that she does. Part of me hopes that she doesn’t. While it would be great to share such a thing with her, as she’s my wife, and best friend, I don’t want her to deal with the lifelong lingering effects that such a sighting inflicts on a person. We live in northern California, just shy of the state border with Oregon. We’re in prime sasquatch country. I can’t be outside without looking at the wooded mountains around us, and knowing that there are probably sasquatch nearby. I’m always keeping my eyes open for them.

“Hidden Tribe” was inspired, in large part, by my own experiences with sasquatch in Ohio, though the book takes place in the Pacific Northwest, where we live, and is a work of fiction. Currently, the book is in edits. Working on it as a form of therapy hasn’t seemed to work for me. But it’s still been a pleasure to team up with Desirée Lee on this project. We both sincerely hope that our fans and readers enjoy the book upon its release.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper

“Gauntlet” – Review Snippets

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This is a book well worth a read.”

“This was a very interesting read.”

“Who doesn’t like reading about superheroes in a suit that gives you the power to protect the innocent, while it protects the person wearing it? This is definitely a good vs. evil scenario.”

“In addition, to the story line about the suits there is also the love story between Elliott and Rhiannon. This back story is wonderful and the two characters are warm loving and devoted.”

Pick up your own copy of “Gauntlet” here, now!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Unverified

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Desirée Lee ran across an interesting tidbit yesterday that sort of ties into my award-winning, bestselling action/adventure novel “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“. Here’s what she found. This is unverified, but interesting – especially if it’s true:

Yucatan, Mexico, was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what was the place called. They replied “Yucatan,” which in their language means “I don’t understand you.”

As she said, that might explain some things in “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Blurb

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Here’s the official blurb for the upcoming (currently in edits) sasquatch novel by myself, and Desirée Lee titled “Hidden Tribe“.

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.

But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?

Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.

With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Well Wishes”

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To continue the recent every other day posts concerning my older novels, today’s post is regarding my second novel, “Well Wishes“.

“Well Wishes” was a direct sequel to my first book, “Winter’s Rite”. It’s Teen and Young Adult fantasy fiction. Despite the target age range, most of the fans I’ve heard from over the years who have read it have been adults. So, just because you’re not a teen or young adult, don’t be afraid to pick this book up!

“Well Wishes”

When the Princess of the Elven kingdom is taken by a Well Spirit, the Elven king enlists the aid of Avari, the heroic Water Nix who was instrumental in the fall of Veemox the Ur’hunglav only months before. After his attempt to free the Princess results in Fyrnn being taken by the same Spirit, along with the Princess’s best friend, Avari is off on an ocean voyage to a distant, near-mythical island with a reputation from which it earned its name – the Island of Death. Once there, he must confront the terrible creatures which haunt the island in order to bargain with the most powerful Well Spirit of them all to gain the freedom of the captive Elf women. But time is running out for the enslaved Elves. Will Avari make it in time?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

“Tasteful Murders”

“Tasteful Murders” is now available! This is the writing event Desirée Lee participated in recently and took 1st Place among the participants. Find her short story “The Catered Affair”, plus 42 other diabolical bites in one anthology. Only $0.99, available at the Kindle store.

http://www.amazon.com/Tasteful-Murders-Paul-R-Lancey-ebook/dp/B00NG86P02/officwebsio0a-20

I’m very, very proud of Desirée for this achievement. Please grab yourself a copy of “Tasteful Murders”, and enjoy Desirée’s work and talent. Afterward, I know she’d love to hear from all of you, telling her know how much you liked reading her award-winning short story, “The Catered Affair”. You can reach her easily via her website, Facebook fan page, or her Twitter page.

For those of you not familiar with Desirée’s work, she’s the award-winning, bestselling author of multiple books, short stories, and non-fiction articles. The bulk of her work falls into the paranormal and fantasy genres. “The Catered Affair” is an exception to that. Still, I have no doubt that fans of her paranormal and fantasy work will adore “The Catered Affair”, too. It’s nothing less than pure genius.

Thanks!

Scott Harper
www.scottharper.net

“Cereal Stalker” Revisited

A couple of years ago I tried an experiment on this blog. I posted a serial short story at a rate of one part per week for five weeks. It was light-hearted piece that made Desirée Lee – now my wife, then my girlfriend – simply give me an astonished look, and mutter, “You’re insane.” Granted, “Cereal Stalker” was a bit of a bizarre concept. Maybe it was too much so. The reaction to it was very underwhelming. Still, I thought that, given the time that has since passed, I’d link back to it. Anyone who enjoyed it can reread it without having to go looking for the original five posts. And, those of you who missed it, or have joined me since those posts went up, can read them now.

Why do I say that “Cereal Stalker” had a bizarre concept? Simple. It did. The protagonist in the story is a man named Chance Bainbridge. He has an unusual super power. Chance temporarily acquires various abilities from consuming children’s breakfast cereals, tapping into the collected imaginations of children stirred up by those cereals’ mascots and marketing efforts. In short, the more excited children are about a given cereal, the more powerful Chance becomes upon eating it. Hey, I keep saying it’s bizarre. To make it easy for you, here are the five parts of “Cereal Stalker”:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Looking back, I’m not sure what spurred this idea. I’m guessing I was eating cereal at the time. I honestly don’t remember, though. It just popped into my mind, and I ran with it, coupling it with the serial format – see what I did there? – as an experiment. So, read it, or reread it, and find out just why Desirée thought I was insane for this idea.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Congratulations, Desirée Lee!

As you all know, I’m very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. Now, make that bestselling, award-winning paranormal author Desirée Lee. Yesterday evening, she learned that a recent short story submission she made to an upcoming anthology called “Tasteful Murders” will not only be appearing in the collected volume, but was also awarded a first-place prize. Her submission is titled “The Catered Affair”. As is everything else Desirée writes, this is brilliant! The premise of this piece alone gave me chills when she first told me the idea for it.

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Please drop by Desirée’s website, and congratulate her on the award. I’m sure it would means a lot to her. Her other works that are currently still available can be found on her Amazon Author Page. Please check those out, too. She’s a fantastic writer, and very, very deserving of her ever-increasing readership and fan base.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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