Traditional Fantasy in the same vein as Terry Brooks

A Child in Need: Isla stared at the food. She had tasted many types of biscuits in her life, but even the worse tasting ones filled an empty stomach. Her mouth watered. She rubbed the top of her legs and realised her hands trembled; they craved to hold the food.

No one sees the threat to Aruam Castle. They are too busy following protocol and their own dreams. Corporal Bronwyn Darrow can’t see it, but he feels something is wrong. Confused by the actions of others and ordered to focus on his duties, he puts aside his suspicions. The lords of the castle force him to take charge of an orphan child, and his world becomes entangled with a mysterious woman who captures more than his attention.

Alaura of Niamh, a half-breed enchantress with a deadly past, takes refuge in Bronwyn’s hometown of Maskil. When the two meet, the spell which binds them is stronger than their fears of falling in love. As Alaura’s secrets threaten to separate them forever, outside forces attempt to shatter the security of Aruam Castle and eliminate Bronwyn. The orphan child weaves their lives together and when she is taken, they embark on a perilous journey.

SWEET BISCUITS: She put the biscuit between her teeth and took a large bite. The dough rolled around in her mouth as if chocolate on raisins. She’d never tasted a sweeter biscuit. Guarding her mouth, she took another bite. Sensing Tam’s movement, she looked up to find him watching her. She shoved the last bit into her mouth and chewed, savouring the taste. Crumbs stuck in her teeth. She extracted every last one and enjoyed them one more time as she rolled them over her tongue.

SCATTERED STONES: RELEASE DATE MAY 6, 2016: Continue the journey started in “Shadows in the Stone” with the second book in the Castle Keepers series.

Follow Diane Lynn McGyver into the Land of Ath-o’Lea and live the fantasy. To learn more about her books and future adventures, visit her website ( or follow her on Twitter: @DLMcGyver.
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“Fantasy with Focus”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Don Cram

This first book in Diane Lynn McGyver’s Castle Keepers series is very well done and will keep you turning pages right to the end. What I particularly enjoyed in this solidly mainstream fantasy is its fresh focus on established themes. It’s like an award-winning movie director telling the person behind the camera to lower or raise the picture in the viewfinder for a new angle. The fantasy world McGyver has created has the magical beings you might expect, but you’ll see them in new ways and see their story with fresh insights. At 190 centimeters I’m taller than the average person; the book made be believe I was seeing a magical world from a height a little less than half that. Enjoy.

About the Author

Diane Lynn McGyver grew up along the wild shores of NovaScotia, Canada. She spent her summers running barefoot through the forest andsailing on the sea, and her winters building snow forts, skating and playing hockey.She began writing at an early age, filling Campfire Notebooks with tales basedon her imagination and her adventures.

She currently dwells on a small homestead where she raises children, Toggenburggoats and heritage-breed chickens. Her work has appeared in more than athousand publications since 1997.

She is the author of Shadowsin the Stone (traditional adult fantasy), Pockets of Wildflowers, Twistmas- The Season for Love (both adult romance), Fowl Summer Nights (humour) and NovaScotia – Life Near Water (anthology). The second book in the fantasy CastleKeepers series Scattered Stones willbe launched May 6, 2016.

To learn more about her books and future adventures, visitDiane’s website (, or follow her on Twitter: @DLMcGyver.

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