There’s no nice way to say this: this book is definite proof that there’s something wrong with the author.A Stunned Reader
This book almost got me committed for bursting out in laughter. Not recommended for reading in public spaces.A Wounded Reader
Hellmaw: Eye of Glass
Following a slight misfire with a prank (on a cop, involving herself as the dead body), Jaeda finds herself confined to a small room, with only a TV as company. Relaxing will help her regenerate her mostly missing body, but that’s entirely too boring for her liking. Besides, she has better things to do with her time, like becoming a model.
But when her guardian and keeper vanishes, Jaeda has to move quickly to avoid capture and save herself, her guardian, and her new human pets. Regenerating will simply have to wait.
Eye of Glass is the first of installment in the Bodyless series, new from Hellmaw!
Check out the audio book, narrated by Charles Constant!
Also available in simplified Chinese from SF World!
Hellmaw: HoneyBoy’s Hunt
A novella which follows the events of Hellmaw: Eye of Glass.
Once a top soldier of BlackQueen’s army of hunters, Hon (aka HoneyBoy) hasn’t reported to the Widow Web Forum in weeks. During his last mission he let two friends die, and consolidating loss and victory is proving difficult.
He needs a break, to eat ice cream and remember what it was like to be human. To remember who he’d been before becoming one of BlackQueen’s elite hunters.
But Rollux, the powerful daemon responsible for the death of HoneyBoy’s friends, seems to have gone berserk, drawing dangerous attention to himself and hurting some of HoneyBoy’s fellow forumites. Hon has to get back in the game, guilt and all, or risk losing even more friends.
For the hunters of the Widow Web Forum, there can be no rest.
The first great serialized novel of 2015.Black Gate Magazine
A disappearing watch. A thief in the night. Whispers around every corner…
Then a mist rolls into town and refuses to dissipate.
Alva Viola Taverner has lived in her small town all of her life, working as a car tech while saving for her little sister to go to university. But everything is about to change as the veil between our world and the world of the faeries weakens and falls.
Suddenly, even the smallest bump in the night can prove the deadliest.
The mists have lifted, leaving behind a shattered world. Still reeling from the loss of her best friend, Alva Viola Taverner must trust the mysterious watchmaker to keep them safe.
But the road to safety is strewn with bodies and, up ahead, the faeries still thirst for human blood.
With the hopes of the faerie realm turned to dust, Alva Viola Taverner and Hector Henry Featherson strike the final blow to the veil between worlds, shattering it and returning them to the human realm.
But one hundred years has passed for humanity, and things have changed. The world awaiting them now bears larger teeth and sharper claws, and it hungers for much more than their lives.
The world didn’t end.
It shifted. Adapted. Changed.
Everything Alva Viola Taverner has ever understood or known is gone. She’s a mechanic in a world of magic and faeries, where gears long ago turned to rust and dust. Only one thing now matters: surviving long enough to save those she considers her family.
But when the world itself is destroyed by the fairy tale, can there be a happily ever after?
WINNER – Foreword Book Awards (squee!)
Two-time FINALIST – Aurora Awards (double squee!)
Available in English from Dragon Moon Press and in French with Les Éditions Alire!
Marie Bilodeau knocks my socks off. She’s got an amazing eye for detail and a sumptuous narrative voice. Destiny’s Blood is a winner — another home run from one of Canada’s best new authors.Robert J. Sawyer
This book is a highly enjoyable read—it’s compelling and well-written tale of Layela Delamores and her twin Yoma … this story is well-crafted and often cinematic, at times reminding me of Firefly/Serenity or Star Wars: A New Hope. The story’s pace is fast, with many plot turns. … Bilodeau writes these numerous action scenes so well that I was more than happy to go along for the ride.Regina de Búrca
Layela Delamores wants nothing more than to settle into a quiet, peaceful life, running a small flower shop with her twin sister, Yoma. But Layela is tormented each night by terrifying visions that she cannot remember when she wakes. When Yoma vanishes, Layela is certain that her nightly visions hold the key – but only her sister’s thieving friend, one of the last survivors of the ether races, can unlock them. Layela suspects that her friend isn’t telling her the whole truth, instead sheltering her from her own visions.
Ripped from the safety of her flower shop into a universe of smugglers and assassins, Layela must pursue her sister across space in a desperate bid to overcome the destiny of destruction foretold in her dreams.
But without full knowledge of her visions, Layela has no way to prevent them from coming to pass. And the fate of a whole world is on the line: the mythical First Star is on a path to self-destruction and the annihilation of all life.
Unless Layela finds a way to stop it. But to stop it would mean sacrificing her sister.
A broken tradition. A hunted child. A rebellion that threatens to topple the very fabric of the universe.
When Layela Delamores gives birth to her first child, the ether immediately rejects what should be its only heir. A wave of destruction sweeps the ether races and sparks Solaria’s ire and rebellion on Mirial. A new heir rises to take the throne of Mirial, one who wields tainted ether.
Unable to access the flow of ether, Layela is left with little choice but to flee Mirial, seeking answers that may no longer exist, prepared to sacrifice everything to free herself and her daughter from the clutches of the First Star.
She had given her up.
To save her daughter from a life of servitude to a silent First Star, Layela Delamores sent her only child away. Willing to miss the first decade of her daughter’s life, for a chance to reunite as a free family.
When the new First Star fails to ignite, the failing Mirial is the only lifeline to the countless ether races across the galaxy. But not everyone wants to save Mirial, including Layela’s own daughter. Trapped between obligations and hopes, Layela must find a way to save as many people as she can, or learn to live in the dead world she helped to create.
La Guerre de Mirial: à venir ce printemps 2017
Heirs of a Broken Land Series
…having such a wonderful read with such a great ending means I can wholeheartedly tell everyone that you should definitely, absolutely and without question read all three books in the Heirs of Broken Land series. […] All in all, a perfect fantasy adventure!Sheena McNeil
Princess of Light
The Wall of Loss separating the lands of light and darkness is failing…
Despite her attempts to stop them, dark creatures invade Princess Cassara Edoline’s small and almost forgotten kingdom, murdering her family and taking her younger brother captive. Torn by guilt and clutching an amulet of powerful magic, she vows to rescue her brother and save as many as possible from the invading hordes.
But first, she must find out what is causing the thousand-year-old magic of the Wall to fail and stop it, if she can. As Cassara’s resolve and strength are mercilessly tested and her shaky alliances begin to crumble, she must find a way to master her newfound powers which promise both salvation and destruction, or watch her beloved land be consumed by darkness and death.
Warrior of Darkness
The Wall of Loss separating the lands of light and darkness has been breached…
After leaving her home in pursuit of marauding Eloms, Avarielle Grayloft found allies in a grieving princess and a sorceress with a hidden agenda. As dark powers poisoned the land, the three fought their enemies and each other, until faced with a foe they could not defeat.
Betrayed and wounded, Avarielle is held captive in the fiery depths of a dangerous and deadly prison. Seeking vengeance, she escapes only to find herself trapped in the savage Land of Darkness. And, as she discovers the truth behind the Eloms, she is forced to question everything she believes in.
With her homeland on the verge of destruction, her powerful sword about to fall into the clutches of evil and the Eloms growing in strength and numbers, Avarielle must take the greatest gamble of all, forging an alliance with the leader of the Land of Darkness and betraying all she has ever known.
Sorceress of Shadows
The Wall of Loss separating the lands of light and darkness has fallen…
In an attempt to save her mentor, Shirina paid a devastating price. Now infected by the darkest of powers, she is bound to a staff and cursed with limited magic.
On a quest to safeguard what remains of the Circle and fulfill its mission to protect the Land of Light, Shirina must find a way to fuse the clashing powers of light and darkness. Alone and without support, with dwindling time until her body succumbs to the inevitable darkness, Shirina must seek redemption and re-forge old alliances.
Cassara Edoline and Avarielle Grayloft are her only hope of success, but the princess distrusts her and the warrior wants her dead. As the final battle for their land erupts and the three struggle with their failing powers, they must again join forces to reunite their broken land or watch their world crumble and be swept away in tides of death.