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Blood Isle: Calasade Series virtual book tour featured by Happy Geek Media

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Blood Isle, Calasade Series 

by Mark Stone

Genres: Greco-Roman, Illustrated, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Mythology, Romance

248 Pages

Release date: May 18, 2015

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Calasade is a Greco-Roman Fantasy world that was in development for over five years. The world of Calasade has enough in common with Ancient Rome and borrows enough from Greek and Roman mythology that it will seem familiar, but also offers plenty of its own lore so that it is something new and different, the latter especially true when the world of Calasade and its tales are compared to fantasy taking place in worlds based on Medieval Europe.

A love of fantasy tropes intertwined with the unique helped bring Calasade and Blood Isle to fruition. You will find neither the knight in shining armor nor the never-do-good evil sorcerer.

The people of Calasade in Blood Isle are not so different than us in that they belong squarely inside the gray box of existence. As such, each and every one is capable of heroic acts one moment and dark ones the next depending on what’s at stake and the means available for acquiring their goals.

Blood Isle is an illustrated novel. While part of a series, it is like all Calasade stories and can be read as a stand-alone. Thank you for taking the time to check out Calasade: Blood Isle.

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Beautiful black & white illustration from Blood Isle: Calasade

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Blood Isle: Calasade “Clepta”

 

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May 18th: Happy Geek Media Launch/Unique Excerpt/Illustration

May 19th  Wren Michael’s Blog Spotlight/Illustration/Playlist

May 19th Cinta’s Corner Spotlight/Illustratation

May 20th Flight of the Dragon Character Profile/Unique Excerpt

May 22nd Photography, Poetry & Indie Authors Illustration & Playlist

May 24th Authors You Want to Read Spotlight

May 25th DRC Promotions Spotlight

May 26th Tasha’s Thinkings Guest Post & Illustration

May 27th The Writer’s Journey Author Q&A & Illustration

May 28th Desafio in the City Unique Excerpt & Illustration

May 29th Rhoda D’Ettore Special Feature

May 30th KP’s Cafe Review/Playlist/Illustration

May 30th Ivy Trellis Books Review & Illustration

June 1st Happy Geek Media Review & the Works

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Excerpt from Blood Isle

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“Become the Man I Love”

What was he other than depraved and shattered?

Weak.

A man who had taken off to find some treasure and returned with a trunkful of gold, acting a hero. Caderyn had not gone home straightaway to see his wife. Oh, no. First he went to the Twisted Vine. Had to celebrate, get satiated on drink and thrill. He sat at an Imperatori table across from a professional gambler. The two of them commenced to playing. Come dawn Caderyn had lost his last coin. Behaving the dupe, he begged for a loan. The gambler lent him three thousand chrysos that was gone faster than it took for a strong breeze to blow the white fluff off a dandelion. The gambler permitted a fortnight to settle the debt plus an additional five hundred in interest.

Three weeks passed. Caderyn went without work; thus made no restitution.

The gambler fulfilled his sworn ramification.

Nighttime. Moon shining bright. A pool of crimson took on a blue-purple hue in such light. She sprawled on the dirt floor of their hovel, a knife embedded in her gut. The killer could have been kind and sliced upward to finish her. Apparently the gambler intended for Elianna to suffer, to survive just long enough that Caderyn would find his wife in time to hear her final, soul-jarring words. He had expected what she would say to be laced with hatred. He was mistaken.

Become the man I love.

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Author Mark Stone of Blood Isle and the Calasade series

Mark Stone splits his time between the United States and Spain with his greatest inspiration, his wife. Having written award-winning Flash Fiction, he is now a novelist writing tales mostly of Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery. He will sometimes get a wild hair and venture into other areas—namely, Weird Western and Historical Fiction. Look for the latter in the near future. Most of his stories are based in Calasade, a fantasy world heavily influenced by Ancient Rome.

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