on May 27, 2013
Updates from author Melissa Sasina: 
 
Betrayal, book two of the Priestess Trilogy, will be re-released soon, so keep an eye out for its arrival. Book three, Eclipse, will follow shortly after, as well as The Priestess: The Complete Collection which will be all three books in one and only available in print format.

Fans of the Chronicles of Midgard Series: I have begun work on book three, Opening of Lost Doors, which will be released late this year of early next year, official date TBA. I would also like to announce that when the fifth (and final) book of the series has been released, I will also be offering  The Chronicles of Midgard Compendium: a comprehensive guide into the world, history, races, and characters of the series. It will be a full color, detailed look into the series, complete with spoilers, and feature artwork from the contest as well. Perfect for fans of the series and gamers alike.

Other news:
Upcoming WIP's:
Rogue's Dance is a fantasy novel set in a world filled with elves, dwarves, magic, and battles. Rogue's Dance follows the trials faced by the gnomish thief Esla after being caught not only red-handed, but betrayed by her mentor. Full of danger and an unusual assortment of traveling companions.

Alyce is an urban fantasy set in the big city. Alyce Thorne discovers her everyday mundane life is about to change with the coming of a storm. Magic meets modern day life in this tale of a woman trying to find her way back home.
on May 15, 2013

The voting is done and here are the winners in the Chronicles of Midgard art contest!
Though there were not many entries, we considered all the entries to be quite amazing. Thank you everyone who entered! All art will be featured in the upcoming Chronicles of Midgard Compendium, which is slated for release late 2015/early 2016. And now for the winners!

FIRST PLACE

Maeja Ragnarr and Ril'Hounithra
by Debbie
http://lildebbie.deviantart.com/
Digital Painting

SECOND PLACE
Amena Evenwood
by Kristina Toxicpanda 
Kristina's website: http://t00xicpanda.deviantart.com/ 
Digital Painting

THIRD PLACE
Amena Evenwood
by Monica Stricker
Websites: http://www.harmonyartphotography.com/harmonyartphotography/Home.html
http://www.harmonyartphotography.com/harmonyartphotography/Home.html
Acrylic Painting
   
HONORABLE MENTION
Amena Evenwood
by Sarah Maxine 
Website: http://love-believe.deviantart.com/ 
Water color painting

RUNNERS UP
1. Mjrn by Rachel A. Weed  http://thewhiteshark.deviantart.com/  
2. Ril'Hounithra bRay Gardner
3. Ril'Hounithra by DireWolfwere  http://direwolfwere.deviantart.com/
4. Ril'Hounithra by J.R. Nau
on May 10, 2013
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult / Historical / Paranormal

Series: Winter #2

Blurb: A century has passed since Leah Galashiels freed the mysterious blue haired man only known as Winter from a witch's curse. In return for her service, Leah was granted 1000 years of life by Winter's side. 


The anniversary of their union is marred by death and betrayal as a chain of events occur that will open Leah's eyes to the true intentions of the man she loves.




Review: Leah returns in this exciting sequel, with her is Winter, the Pandora, together they've been killing humans and devouring their souls for the last century. But Leah doesn't feel the same way for the strange blue-haired man she once thought she loved. In fact, she is beginning to have some very serious doubts. Something Winter won't stand.

Leak definitely matured a lot during this novella, in the previous installment she was sort of brain-washed by Winter. But now, she realizes her mistakes and takes responsibility for the wrongs she did. She finds great support from some of her fellow characters and eventually finds a true love of her own.

The reader is introduced to some new and interesting characters. Including the demon hunters, Nox and Blackwood. They gave a new edge to the story and helped make it even better than the first one.

At times it was a little hard to follow the changing perspectives, I often wasn't sure who was speaking at first. I would have liked some of the new characters to have a little more of an introduction and some back story.

The paranormal/fantasy elements were wonderful, and the story fits seamlessly with its prequel. While Winter seemed to focus more on the historical parts, I felt that this novella focused more on the paranormal/fantasy aspects of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading 100 Years of Winter! S. D. Rasheed has an awesome imagination!




S.D. Rasheed's writing career began in 2012 with the short story Linaje. With continued devotion and dedication to learn the tricks of the trade she's eager to become a memorable author. Look forward to more stories from this aspiring writer in the near future.
Keep in touch with the author on social networks like Twitter ( @Sakinah_R ) and Google Plus. Drop her an email at fleakitten@gmail.com.