Monday, October 27, 2014

CD Coffelt's Mage Revealed - excerpt

Mage Revealed

Book Two of The Magic Withheld series

Struck with enough malevolent Spirit to turn him into a raving beast of a man, Bert Reese fights to remain human. Alone, he walks a slender path between sanity and madness. Then, an unlikely source enters his life to help—one of the now-hated mages.
But Ashleigh is different and calms his butchered senses. Her fierce nature is the only rock that stands between him and the crevasse that is beast. In all ways, she walks beside him toward a new beginning. But at the end of their journey lies the one who used Spirit against him. Questions arise; did Tiarra, head of the Imperium, lose her magic, die, or simply give way to the new order? Or, like a spider, does she wait for a mage to blunder into her web?
Forced on him without a care for his humanity, Bert is the mage who should not exist, born with a different kind of magic.
And the gates of Hell are no match for the magic he wields.
Author C.D. Coffelt’s world of magic started in Wilder Mage with the words “The earthquake wasn’t his fault. Not this time.” It continues in Mage Revealed, the second book of the three-part series. Watch the book trailer on YouTube.

Excerpt from Mage Revealed

Energy slithered around him, encased him and…
All the elements slammed into him at once filling him like a bursting dam, sloshing into a maelstrom of Fire, Earth, Air, Water, and Spirit. Magic filled him, cascaded into every pore of his skin until there was nothing left that was of his essence.
He raised his arms. “I am a wizard,” he said.
His words echoed, like the roll of a bass drum in an empty coliseum.
From his fingertips, fluid lightning forked and shot into the empty sky. A violent whirlwind as tall as he wanted it to be caught up a whirl of leaves. A roar of Fire sprang from the palms of his hands, crowned his head. And Spirit, the silvery element waited for his command, to charge into any foray he so chose.
He turned to the panting women, frozen in the grip of panic and fright.
I am a wizard,” he said again.

C.D. Coffelt lives outside Skidmore, Missouri with a bemused husband and way too many cats. She is a member of the Missouri Writers Guild. But despite that bit of conventionality, she adores all things fantasy with a special love for urban and epic.
With a passion for good writing and Doritos as companions, locating Middle-Earth on a dusty road in rural Missouri wasn’t difficult. All it took was a little Magic, hours of reading, and an overactive imagination.
She blogs as Huntress on, Facebook, Twitter, and her writer’s critique site,
Find her books at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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  1. Cool excerpt.

    Best of luck to you, CD!

  2. Thank you MJ and Natalie. This one has been quite a ride. I thought it would get easier but Nope.

    Big Time Thank you, Christine. I really appreciate your shout out.

  3. You're welcome, CD! The book sounds fabulous. :)

  4. Nice to meet a fellow Missourian. Although I think Skidmore is closer to Omaha, Nebraska than St. Louis.

  5. Good luck, CD. Hope your book does great.

  6. I love the premise and cover for this book! Best of luck to CD! Sounds fascinating.

  7. I'm seeing this one all over today. Congrats to CD.

  8. All of my family is from Missouri, so it's great to see a Missourian here! I live in Nashville, but I feel like I SHOULD be from Missouri since both my mom and dad and all their ancestors and family were!

  9. I enjoyed that short excerpt - love stories about magic.

    Congrats, CD!


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