Friday, March 2, 2012


Happy Friday everyone.

Today it gives me GREAT pleasure to feature an AMAZING new Novellette by author, Rachel Morgan.

Creepy Hollow-Book One, is the first in a Y/A fantasy series. For those of you who know Rachel, you will not be at all surprised by the magic that exudes from this exciting introduction into the Fae world of Creepy Hollow.

From the first page the reader is drawn into the thoughts of Vi, a fairy, training to be a guardian. What does a guardian do you ask? Well, if I reveal too much, I will spoil it for you, won't I?

But I will say, Rachel Morgan's choice in writing this story in first person, present, does add a crystal-clear facet that brilliantly shines in her prose. It takes fantasy to a whole new level, and I must say as a fantasy writer and lover, I throughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

Vi, is complex and real. Not your everyday fairy. She has a heart and soul .... almost too much for her young years.

As her last assignment goes awry, the human she's protecting follows her into the fairy realm. But how could he? He's human. No human could survive. Or, could they? Well, Nate did and throws a wrench in Vi's perfect record.

How will she get out of this mess? Trouble seems to follow both she and Nate in this dangerous and beautifully painted world of Creepy Hollow.

Ah, so many questions ... who wants the answers? I, for one, freaked when I arrived at the last page. Some questions were answered, but our delightful author, Rachel Morgan, left me wanting so much more.

Where is Book Two? Hopefully, Rachel won't let us wait too long. If she does ... she will only have herself to blame when we all are loading up her inbox demanding it.

March 5th is the official launch date of Creepy Hollow. I hope you will all join me in supporting Rachel. Drop by her blog, order her story, and wish her well. She deserves it. Here is all the info plus a blurb....

I will also be hosting a giveaway for and e-copy during the tour. More details on that next week.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone, and I hope to see you on Monday for the official launch date!

GUARDIAN is the first of the CREEPY HOLLOW stories, a series of YA paranormal fantasy novelettes.
Summary for GUARDIAN:

1. Receive assignment.

2. Save a life.

3. Sleep.

4. Repeat.

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until one of her assignments—a human boy who shouldn’t even be able to see her—follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? But Nate and Vi are about to land themselves in even bigger trouble—and it’ll take all Vi’s training to get them out alive.

Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) is launching on Monday 5th March!

Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in
a fantasy land of her own making. These days, in between teaching mathematics to high school children, she writes fiction for young adults.

The Creepy Hollow Series

Author Info


  1. Oh my gosh, Michael, you are MADE of awesome. Thank you for such a fantastic review! Looking forward to "partying" with you on Monday ;-)

  2. P.S. You only have to wait till April to read book 2... ;-)

  3. Huzzah for Rachel. This sounds like it would be a quick read too. I will definitely be downloading it to take a look. What an unusual name Vi is.

  4. Rachel, this sounds like a fantastic fantasy. I'n heading to see about picking it up for my Kindle. You're great, Michael, for all the support you give your cyber friends! Roland

  5. Hi Michael, Hi Rachel
    How exciting. I will definitely run over to your blog Rachel.

  6. Thanks for the comments, guys!
    Michael certainly is great when it comes to supporting other writer-bloggers :-)

  7. I'm looking forward to this book - it sounds great! :)

  8. Thanks for the introduction to this great new author. I'll definitely be checking out her books!

  9. Yay! I love supporting friends from the writing community/blogosphere. :D

    Great review, Michael!

  10. I can't wait for Rachel to visit me next week. Isn't that the most incredibly vivid cover?

  11. This looks like a really great read!
    Next time you're over at my blog, I've tagged you.

  12. Nice review Bro,will definitely check this out!

  13. Aha Michael you beat me to it! My review comes up later on this motnh and then I'm doing an author interview.
    Definitely need to read the next installment. Hope you've had a great weekend.

  14. Aw, I LOVE you guys!
    *happy feelings* :-)

  15. I can't wait to see this book!;D