Monday, May 22, 2017

Character Madness: The Carriage and Silas


Ezra from The Carriage and Silas

Ezra meets Alexis at the most vulnerable time of his life. His brother Amos, hired an assasin to kill him, but his father refused to lose another son, and found a way to bring him back. He wakes up in a stranger's lab, and returns home after a short time of adjustment. He arrives to mayhem, not having known that his brother hired the man who killed him. 

His favorite pastime is walking in the thick London fog late at night where he can easily disappear. On one of these walks, he witnesses Alexis' crash into the Victorian Era. Adjusting to gifts he acquired with his new life as a Prodirari, he is shocked when a light touch shows him her thoughts. The things he sees in her world boggle his mind. He follows, and tries to protect her, even though she's rebuffed him numerous times. When Ezra finally gives up, he finds her facing the local magistrate and life in an asylum.

In Silas, book two of The Passages of Time, Alexis has been kidnapped. Her parents blame him, although he had nothing to do with the crime. Fearing she might be killed any time, Ezra and his friend Alen search everywhere, including Misty Haven, for her. He doesn't find Alexis, but acquires the Sovereign, Khayrie's, help in searching for her.

Read more about Ezra in The Carriage, and Silas. Purchase your copies here
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Character Madness: The Carriage and Silas

It's been a while since we've visited characters from The Carriage, and they are some of my favorites. Some of them are also in Silas, so I think I'll merge the two books here.



When the story begins, Alexis is a senior in high school. She's pretty, popular, smart, and she knows it. Her sister Brooke is a bookworm, less pretty, and not popular, She and Alexis don't get along. When Alexis pushes Brooke one too many times, she purchases a potion, and sends Alexis crashing into the Victorian Era.

Alexis faces a world much different from her own. She finds herself in a place where women wear long dresses, big hats, boots, and the damnable corsets she's always read about. Unable to work, she finds herself hungry and poor.

Ezra, a man she met the night she arrived, has been stalking her. When she finds herself facing the magistrate for stealing food, Ezra is her only hope of escaping a cruel future with no way home.

After living in an Era where women have no rights, children work catching rats, or in coal mines, and people die in the streets of diseases long since eradicated in her own time, she finds herself soul searching about the person she was in her former life.

You can read more about Alexis in The Carriage, Book 1. Purchase your copy here.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Mothers Day Poem

Mothers Are a Special Gift by Faye Diane Kilday

Mothers are a special gift sent 

from God above, 

They bless us with their nurturing,

And fill us with their love.

They pick us up when we are down,

And when we're sad they know,

They're always there to lend a hand,

And guide us as we go.

And mothers are like special jewels 

that can't be bought or sold...

A mother's love's more precious 

than the rarest gem or gold.

Yes, mothers are a special gift sent 

from God above, 

And we'll be blessed forever with 

their never ending love!

© Faye Kilday 1996

Monday, May 8, 2017

Character Madness: Haunted by Darkness - Belshazzar, The Legend of Misty Haven


Qwei - Belshazzar's Lovers and Paladin of Misty Haven

Qwei is the closest woman to Belshazzar. She's tried to get Belshazzar to move in with her, and settle down, but worried about the people he protects, he has always refused. It hasn't changed anything. Qwei is always there for him in his time of need. Her relationship with Meylan is strained, although she gets along with Jessandre fine. She does everything she can to help Belshazzar stop aging, but he's been taking his potion for too long, and she soon finds she has an obligation to either help him, or if she can't, to tear him down.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Character Madness: Haunted by Darkness - Belshazzar, The Legend of Misty Haven


Meylan from Belshazzar, The Legend of Misty Haven

Taken in by Belshazzar when Meylan was young, he is a loyal and loving servant, but only to his master. He is a dragon, with an irritable demeanor. He calls Jessandre 'the chicken', to the phoenix' dismay, but won't hurt him because he, like Meylan, is the last of his kind, and Meylan will never do anything to displease his master, even though he puts on airs with that sarcastic edge of his.