News! The stories in ‘Phoenix Fire’

 

PhoenixFire_728x210aSome details on the stories in Phoenix Fire….

More Than a Fish by Natalie Rivener
When Myhrrl runs away from her arranged marriage and (sort of) into Eldvin’s arms, he can almost ignore the fact that they have been captured by pirates. Maybe this fisher boy is destined for more than gutting fish after all.

Layers of Darkness by Ann-Elize de Ridder
Growing up with tales of great warriors taught Eveline one thing: When things get tough, a true knight will not ride off into the sunset with you. A true knight will stand by your side through the darkness.

The Kobold Who Breathed Fire by Richard T Wheeler
The Eldkin told Kobold Nix that he’s to become a snatcher. He, however, is set on becoming a mysterious flametongue to impress enigmatic she-kobold Shi’zine. Nix’s a little greedy thing. Too bad kobolds define greediness as a four-letter yip.

Dragon’s Breath by Rob McShane
A dragon without fire? When Warheart is called to lead his house to war, he can hide the loss of his dragon’s breath no longer. Will he find his strength or is he doomed to fail and burn?

Radiance by Carmen Dominique Taxer
For six decades, Ka-Jyn has sworn to protect the people of Disara from pain and disease. But now, succumbing to the ravages of age, she must defy the laws of nature and seek help from an old friend.

The Pirate Who Played with Fire by Ryhen E Knight
When magical fire and a drunk pirate collide, things go south and it is up to Tom and Elyan to set aside their wedding plans to rescue the situation. And maybe a cat.

Ancient Ashes by Minki Pool
Dell, a troublemaking heiress, is sent on an archaeological expedition to unearth an ancient religious relic. When it becomes clear that the relic has devastating secrets of its own, she must choose between betraying her family, or betraying everything she has come to believe in.

What Remains by Vittorio Leonardi
“It’s amazing what you’ll agree to when you’re on fire.”
Cole has been haunted by his father’s words since the old man’s death. On the dark side of the moon, he’ll come closer to understanding them than he can imagine.

eBook pre-orders still set for December 15th and Release for December 20th on Amazon (I will post links when available)

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Nothing But Love

Nothing But Love - dec 10 2017 - galaxy NGC 4490 - hubble

It took me a while
To realise how,
The ‘what’ and the ‘if’,
The ‘should haves’ of now.

It finally dawned,
I let the past go,
Importance of ‘then’,
Now infinitely low.

Come with me, we’ll climb
To heights far above,
Joy in the moment,
And nothing but love.

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Copyright © 2017 Robin McShane

Note: Release Date for Phoenix Fire!

Hello all…………Hot News!!! 🙂

Phoenix Fire, an anthology of short stories (including one of mine!) is due for release on December 20th, 2017.

The publisher tells me they will be accepting pre-orders from the 15th.

The genre is fantasy/sci-fi/horror.

I will provide more details as and when I receive them.

All, very exciting!!

 

 

Riders In The Night

Riders in the Night - Dec 3 2017 - Hubble views remnants of long dead star

Riding high through waves of time
Bristling as they came
Hoof beats, hardest, black as night
Beating out their name

Out to kill, out to maim,
Hate and passion deep,
Faster, faster, down they bore,
Seeking blood to reap.

Clash of iron, ring of steel,
Bodies falling ’round,
Arcing maces, swinging swords,
Lances upwards bound.

Riderless horses carry on,
Riders lying spent,
Little left to claim or hate,
Following death’s vent.

Early Morning Thoughts – #4

Early Morning Thoughts-#4 - nov 26 2017_morguefile

Whilst we are quietly gathering,
The Storm that’s building in our hearts
Will, one day, break forth,
Cover the land,
Heal all wounds,
Smother all wrongs,
And return love to its rightful place.

***

© Copyright 2017 Robin McShane

Picture credited to Morguefile.com – thanks

Another Success

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I am pleased to share with you that my short story,  Dragons Breath, has been accepted for the upcoming collection: Phoenix Fire – due for publication in December.

Thanks to Natalie Rivener (editor) and the beta readers who have all helped me improve on the original!

I will let you know when the book is available – just had to share the news now! Very excited! 🙂

 

Eternity In A Moment

Eternity In A Moment - Nov 19 2017 - credit to morguefile-hotblackfile8891347731372

Tumultuous skies rained
On soft feathers.

Stretching the whisper of touches
He reached for her.
She could not see through the veil
Yet felt the touch,
Leaned her head to the breeze,
Aching for more.

Responding to the need,
Creation paused.

He withdrew his hand, thunder rolled,
Clouds broke apart,
Tear soaked feathers lifted, waved,
Sunrays poured through,
Stroking face, smoothing fears,
Soothing sorrow.

Eternal memory,
Moment in time.

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Poem © Copyright 2017 Robin McShane

Photo by ‘hotblack’ at Morguefile.com – thank you