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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

November 29th, 2017: Release of Missy Sheldrake's Call of Elespen

Missy Sheldrake

Once again, I am blessed to be able to announce another great novel by the very talented author and artist, Missy Sheldrake. I have been following her Wellsprings series for a couple of years now, and been delighted by the imagination and wit of her writing and the awesome artwork she produces to accompany her books. I have seen several of her standalone art pieces and loved every one of them. I have even been fortunate enough to have Ms. Sheldrake work on covers for a couple of my own books. She saw the vision I was trying to portray and provided art that exceeded my expectations every time. - Ray Holloway

About the Author

Missy Sheldrake is an author/illustrator who has been conjuring images of fairies in one form or another since she was very young. The wind in the trees and the rich scent of forest earth are her most treasured sources of inspiration, and on most mornings you will find her wandering the wooded paths, dreaming of the next adventure she hopes to put to the page.

Missy was born in Connecticut and attended Western Connecticut State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration in painting and illustration. Even then, in her free time, she was writing. She moved to Northern Virginia several years ago and lives there now, on the outskirts of Washington D.C., with her true love and their son. She published her first novel, Call of Kythshire, in March of 2015 and intends to keep writing as long as the fairies allow it.

 Ms. Sheldrake's series is completed in Call of Elespen, the fifth book of the series.

In the epic conclusion of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series…

Fairies and dragons, mages and muses, Dreamstalker and knight band together in the name of the Dawn. Their quest: To seek the final two offerings required to unite the Allsource, to unite all Wellsprings, and to bring forth the Age of Kinship in the Known Lands.

When word reaches our heroes of the mysterious silence in Elespen, the location of one of the final required Wellsprings’ offerings, they must take quick action to seek out its cause. Faced with the ruthless Muse of Earth and her partner, the Muse of Darkness, Tib and Saesa band with a new ally to plunge into the lush, mysterious jungles of Elespen. Will they reach the Wellspring in time, or will the indigenous people of Elespen fall victim to the forces of Dusk?

Azi, Rian, and Flitt, meantime, have an even more serious threat to deal with. The forces of Dusk are rallying, backed by the most ruthless Sorcerers our heroes have faced yet. Called to delve into the depths of Sixledge, the lair of Dusk, they must face their enemy head-on to prevent their world from plunging forever into darkness.
The Keepers of the Wellsprings series has been called “An enchanting read from start to finish.”  Find out why—start the series today!

What reviewers are saying about the Keepers of the Wellsprings series:
“…this book had nice readability and should appeal to a wide range of audiences. Too often fantasy is written far too mature, or too childish. The author does a good job of not talking down to her audience, which leads to this readability range.” Fatho, Amazon Reviewer
Azaeli is an awesome young lady; one to watch in the role model stakes.” -T.L. Clark, Author
“…an enchanting read from start to finish.” J. Ortiz, Amazon Reviewer
“Epic, Epic, Epic, wow what an incredible book, story and entry to a fantasy realm. This has movie possibilities written all over it. Magnificent writing, adventure with good and evil and some that are in between the two. Dark forces and forces of light. It simply doesn't get any better.” -Kindle Reviewer

Obviously, I am a huge fan of Missy Sheldrake's and enjoy following her work. This series of books indeed does appeal to a wide range of readers and would make an excellent gift for anyone! Check out the Keepers of the Wellsprings series today! Listed below are links to these books and Ms. Sheldrake's various sites. - Ray Holloway


Call of Kythshire (Book One):

Call of Sunteri (Book Two):

Call of Brindelier (Book Three):

Call of Hywilkin (Book Four)

Call of Elespen (Book Five)

Snowberry Blossom (Perma-free holiday short story):