Welcome to the fifth of ten blog posts that collectively will highlight over 50 authors. What is SFFWA? It’s a group of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Women Authors. This all came about when I asked myself if it was possible to have a giveaway that featured all women who write within the SFF community. You’re about to see just how possible that is, coming August 1st*.

A few ways you can show your support:

  1. Follow them on social media. Clicking the books below will take you to their Goodreads page where you’ll find their twitter.
  2. Sign-up to their newsletter from their website also found on their Goodreads page.
  3. Buy their book(s). Read their book(s). Then leave a review. Some even have their book(s) listed on Kindle Unlimited.

Previous Spotlight Weeks

Valkyrie Landing
by A.J. Flowers

I failed my sisters and fell in love with William Johnson. I’ve watched him for three lifetimes and a little piece of me broke every time I had to let him die.

I paid the price for breaking the first law of the Valkyrie. I lost all the memories I had of Will. That’s why Sam is keeping tabs on me. She’s an ever-present shadow during my time at Mattsfield High. Sam is the perfect Valkyrie. Tall. Beautiful. Heartless.

I may not remember Will, but my heart does. If Freya thinks I’m going to be a good little Valkyrie this time around… she’s wrong.

Valkyrie Landing is the first in the highly-acclaimed series “Valkyrie Allegiance.” Ideal for readers of strong heroines, urban fantasy themes, and a heavy dose of Norse Mythology (as well as a spaceship or two). You’ll be blown away by this character-driven trilogy that’ll take you all the way to Ragnarok, so hang on tight!

Sanyare: The Last Descendant
by Megan Haskell

A woman torn between honor and survival…

Raised in a realm where humans are no better than slaves, Rie Lhethannien has struggled for decades to earn a meager post in the High Court messenger service. Even training as an elite fighter isn’t enough to earn the respect she craves. Scorned by the high elves who rely on her loyalty, Rie’s closest allies are the fierce carnivorous pixies who travel by her side.

When she’s attacked on a routine delivery by assassins from the enemy Shadow Realm, Rie’s martial prowess keeps her alive…and frames her as a traitor. Facing execution at the hand of an unmerciful king, Rie must forsake her oaths and flee into enemy lands to prove her innocence. With surprising help from a bastard prince and an ambitious blood sidhe, Rie searches for the truth behind the attack. The secrets she uncovers may threaten more than her honor or even her life…for war is looming in the nine faerie realms.

Sanyare: The Last Descendant is the first book in the Sanyare Chronicles, a fast-paced dark fantasy adventure. If you like kick-butt heroines and action-packed fantasy filled with mythological creatures, then you’ll love the first novel in Megan Haskell’s debut series. Start your journey across the nine faerie realms today!

by Debbie Manber Kupfer

“Maybe I am,” said Alistair, “But there are monsters worse than me in this world. You are lucky, Joshua; lucky you have me to protect you. I was not so fortunate.” Alistair took a long breath in and exhaled slowly, “neither was my mother . . .”

A short story from the world of P.A.W.S.

Rise of a Sky Pirate
by L.L. McNeil

‘If you actually tried, you’d succeed. What’s wrong with you? Why are you so stupid?’

‘I’m broken…’

At fifteen, Amarah ran away from the mage city of Berel, her birthplace.

Unable to use magic and unable to read, she flees to the other side of the world to forge a new life for herself. But all she manages to do is serve Goldstone nobility and sweat in kitchens—hardly an improvement.

When an opportunity to escape servitude presents itself, Amarah cannot resist the temptation to take it. Yet there is no reward without risk, and the Varkain lurking in the city’s shadows are sure to make her aware of her folly.

Amarah will have to use all her cunning just to survive, and bravado is not enough when it comes to thwarting the sky pirates who are trying to steal from the most sacred—and dangerous—place of all: the dragons.

Discover Amarah’s journey from street urchin to sky pirate set twenty years before the events of World of Linaria Book 1: Moroda.

Song of Shadows
by Sylvia Mercedes

Hollis trained for years to master the possessing spirit inside her. One wrong move and the spirit will overwhelm her body and damn her soul . . . but as long as she maintains control, Hollis wields incredible magic in the service of her Goddess.

Fendrel is her partner and fellow soldier in the war against heretic witches. Together they join a mission to retrieve an important prisoner from enemy territory. When disaster strikes, and the mission is compromised, they must depend on each other for survival across a perilous mountain range.

But as danger draws them closer than ever, the secret feelings Hollis harbors for Fendrel grow harder to ignore. She knows the Law. She knows love between members of her Holy Order is punishable by death.

She doesn’t know how much longer she can deny the passion threatening to ignite between them.

A story of forbidden love, breathtaking action, and terrifying magic. If you’re a fan of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo, try Song of Shadows today!

Faring Soul
by Tracy Cooper-Posey

Rumors emerge that Catherine Shahrazad has returned from the fringes and has been seen in Federation space. Wherever she goes, her name and her history cause civil unrest, riots and worse. The Federation Board doesn’t want her there, neither do the leaders of Cadfael College, the educators and moralists of the galaxy. No one pays any attention to the reticent navigator called Bedivere X, who pilots her ship better than she does.

The truth about Bedivere threatens the entire Federation.

His feelings for Cat might just save everyone.