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When you steal from faerie queens, the consequences are painful and sometimes deadly.

Were-jaguar and TV personality, Riley O’Rourke, has been looking over her shoulder ever since she stole from the Dark Queen of the Unseelie faeries. When Riley is contacted by an informant with knowledge that can blow the lid off the story of the year, she can’t pass up the opportunity to investigate. What she finds instead is something that puts her at the mercy of the Dark Queen, who is not known for her compassion.

When Riley’s boyfriend, David, realizes she’s missing, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back, including starting a war with the Unseelie. The balance of power among the Fae courts is shifting, and if David makes one wrong move, Riley could end up crushed in the struggle. But after being the subject of the Queens’s legendary cruelty, will there even be anything left of Riley to save?

The second book in the Revelations Trilogy continues the story of Riley O’Rourke, David Lo, and Neve MacAlpin. Buy it here.

Taming Shadows is the first book in the Revelations Trilogy and introduces us to Riley, David, and Neve. Buy it here.


Read This Book. Read It!

I’ll start by saying I loved the story. I developed a reader’s crush on Riley in Taming Shadows, and I was still feeling it in Silver Shackles. That said, there were times I wanted to slap Riley. I want her and David to be happy together, but it’s not going to happen if she keeps making bad decisions, not the least of which is keeping secrets from the people she should be confiding in. That’s what a relationship is supposed to be about, Riley.

Yes, I started yelling at Riley. David, too. That’s how involved I became in these characters’ lives. The Dark Queen was truly wicked in her desire to take revenge on Riley, and I was about ready to mount my own assault on the Unseelie Court if David wasn’t working on it.

The one problem I had with the story was that the narrative switched from the first person to third, depending on who was the focus of the story. Riley’s first-person narrative makes her tale more intimate to me, and I feel like she’s letting me get to know her. Think Harry Dresden. David’s tale, along with scenes involving other characters, is told in the third person, and I felt a bit of a disconnect with him by comparison. Maybe David narrating his side of the story would have been better, but that clearly wouldn’t have worked for all the character interactions. In the end, I had to grudgingly admit that it was the only way to go.

Oh, and just as in Taming Shadows, look for the tasty recipes at the end of the book!

I would read this again, and I would recommend it to a friend. Which, I suppose, is what I’m doing right now. I’m already looking forward to the next book.


About Fiona Skye:

Fiona Skye is a fantasy author, currently living in the deserts of Southern Arizona. She shares a home with her husband, two kids, three cats, two rats, a betta fish, and a Border Collie.

Fiona’s passion for story telling began early in life. She loved playing make-believe and inventing elaborate fantasy worlds for her friends and her to play in. At age twelve, she wrote her first short story, which was based on a song by a 1980s hair band. After giving it to her English teacher for editing and rewrites, she learned to love the entire writing process, and has dedicated her life since then to writing, only to be occasionally distracted by her insatiable love of yarn and crochet, and the dogged pursuit of the perfect plate of cheese enchiladas.

She counts Diana Gabaldon and Jim Butcher as her favorite authors and biggest influences. Joining these two on the list of people she would wait in queue for a week to have a coffee with are Neil Peart, Kevin Hearne, and Brandon Sanderson.

Fiona is online –
Website & Blog: http://fiona-skye.com/

Book Cover Reveal: Silver Shackles

Silver Shackles

Revelations Trilogy: Book Two

by Fiona Skye

silver shackles cover

Cover image by Rachel Bostwick

Available on Amazon and in print June 15, 2015!

When you steal from faerie queens, the consequences are painful and sometimes deadly.

Were-jaguar and TV personality, Riley O’Rourke, has been looking over her shoulder ever since she stole from the Dark Queen of the Unseelie faeries. When Riley is contacted by an informant with knowledge that can blow the lid off the story of the year, she can’t pass up the opportunity to investigate. What she finds instead is something that puts her at the mercy of the Dark Queen, a creature not known for her compassion.

When Riley’s boyfriend, David, realizes she’s missing, he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back, including starting a war with the Unseelie. The balance of power among the Fae courts is shifting, and if David makes one wrong move, Riley could end up crushed in the struggle. But after being the subject of the Queens’s legendary cruelty, will there even be anything left of Riley to save?

Get Taming Shadows, Revelations Trilogy: Book One on Amazon now!


fiona skye - author photoFiona Skye is a fantasy and historical romance author, currently living in the deserts of Southern Arizona. She shares a home with her husband, two kids, three cats, and a Border Collie.

Fiona’s passion for story telling began early in life. She loved playing make-believe and inventing elaborate fantasy worlds for her friends and her to play in. At age twelve, she wrote her first short story, based on a song by a 1980s hair band. After giving it to her English teacher for editing and rewrites, she learned to love the entire writing process, and has dedicated her life since then to writing, only to be occasionally distracted by her insatiable love of yarn and crochet, and the dogged pursuit of the perfect plate of cheese enchiladas.

She counts Diana Gabaldon and Jim Butcher as her favorite authors and biggest influences. Joining these two on the list of people she would wait in queue for a week to have a coffee with are Neil Peart, Kevin Hearne, and Brandon Sanderson.

Find her at the following links:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fionaskyewriter
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fionaskyewriter
Website: http://fiona-skye.com/

The Dragon’s Rocketship Presents:

Greetings, Terrans,
We’re excited to announce the release of The Dragon’s Rocketship Presents: The Ship’s Log and The Scribe’s Journal at Amazon.com! Both will release on November 1, but you can pre-order them now.

The Scribe's Journal The Ship's Log

The anthologies contain short stories by several of the Dragon’s Rocketship’s most talented authors, as well as our very own Rick Rossing. The Ship’s Log is the Group’s Sci-fi anthology, and The Scribe’s Journal is Fantasy. Both are extraordinary!

Rick’s short story, Asylum, appears in The Ship’s Log.

Ride The Dragon’s Rocketship

Greetings, Terrans!

If you’re a fan of Fantasy or Sci-fi (and if you’re not, why are you here, exactly?) There’s a group on Facebook I’m proud to be a part of. It’s called The Dragon’s Rocketship, and it’s one of the most awesome genre fiction fan groups out there.

The group started out with a small group of friends who ran afoul of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. One by one, they found themselves victims of his nefarious schemes to do what most evil wizards do: try to control the lives of others. Cast out, they banded together and formed their own group, welcoming in other victims of  He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The group continues to grow, and it’s become an inclusive community guided by one unifying principle: Don’t be a dick. Or, to use the words of Bill and Ted, “Be excellent to each other.”

The group is full of fans of both Fantasy and Sci-fi. Many of them are talented writers and artists. All of them are fun to interact with. It’s also a closed group, safe from the prying eyes of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Some of us have collaborated on a few upcoming projects. There are three anthologies that will be out soon (keep checking the Links Page for when they release). There is a YouTube channel with fun videos (Scripts were written by M. A. Ray and yours truly). There’s an offshoot group for those of us participating in NaNoWriMo. There’s a Writers’ Critique group, and more.

If this all sounds intriguing, come see us on Facebook. Anyone can join.

See you there!

For the Office of the Mediator, Sol III Div.

Rick Rossing