Today I shine my Spotlight On: Laura Eno, author extraordinaire, which just so happens to coincide with the release of her newest book, Jewel of Shaylar. Funny how things worked out that way…almost as if it were planned.
Want to know what it’s about? Here’s a short synopsis that you’re sure to dig:
Archaeologist David Alexander investigates the cave where his father disappeared and hurtles into another world, one filled with magic and bizarre creatures. The mad ravings in his father’s journals of icemen and dragons may not be fantasies after all.
Convinced his father may still be alive, David begins a treacherous journey to find him and discover a way home. Along the way, he encounters a few unlikely friends—a Dreean warrior, a beautiful thief and a satyr—who join him on his search.
David’s arrival into this new world sets off an explosive chain reaction of events. Faced with powerful adversaries and few clues, he may not get the chance to rescue his father before disaster strikes, condemning both of them to death. Or worse.
Congratulations, Laura, on the book’s release! That synopsis is an adventure in it’s own right, and whets my appetite for more than a nibble. If you’re feeling the same, then follow these links for all your needs concerning:
After you read the excerpt of the first chapter (I think it might even be the entire chapter), you’ll need those purchase links!
Why do I follow Laura (and why should you)?
I remember when I first stumbled across Laura’s blog through the IWSG. “Oh gee…romance,” I muttered. And then I didn’t go back.
I was such a genre snob.
But after awhile of seeing her around the rooms and reading her comments (which can be quite witty), I decided to pop by again. It happened to be on a Tuesday.
If you haven’t discovered “Tuesday Tea with Mistress Snark,” then you’re really missing out on something outrageously entertaining. LOVE THEM. They’re the reason I started frequenting her blog more often.
Teatime is a hoot with each and every post, and boasts some very talented guests with vivid imaginations…or should I say “hallucinations.”
Afterward, I noticed several things about her site that I came to appreciate. There is much more to this remarkable woman than romance!
Laura is one-of-a-kind:
- She’s creepy.
- She’s kooky.
- Oh…and all together ooky, too.
- A love of diversity.
- Supportive of the writing community.
- A wicked sense of humor (you must get to know her on a personal level)!
- A genuine sweetheart.
- And her punch—well, Jezebel’s—is so tasty. Just like candy.
Make sure to venture over there for a spot of tea on Tuesday. I think it has addictive properties, because you’ll most definitely keep going back!
And buy her book, Jewel of Shaylar!
Laura Eno is a Speculative Fiction wordsmith. The secret to her stories? Spread lies, blend in truths, add a pinch of snark and a dash of tears. Escape into her world. She left the porch light on so you could find your way down the rabbit hole.