ALAINA STANFORD SERIES:

The Light of His Sword

The Light of His Sword

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

When Alyssa was a child, she decided not to believe in demons. If you don't believe, then they can't be real, right? But the demons don't care what you believe.Alyssa grabs her six-year-old daughter and escapes into the forest outside the compound. Her father's death haunts every step. He died trying to save her from the cult when she was a child. This time, failure is not an option. Keeping a few steps ahead of the elders, Alyssa crosses paths with a truck driver named Gabe. Suddenly she dares to believe she might succeed. Yet Alyssa can't bring herself to warn Gabe of the demon horde that's fast on their heels.Gabe's gentle kindness sends ripples of emotion throughout Alyssa's petite form. Emotions she's never felt before. But will he be strong enough to protect her from the approaching evil?Excerpt:Lifeless shadows filled the empty spaces between the white frame buildings of the compound. Alyssa grabbed her six-year-old daughter Samantha’s hand and moved slowly past the tallest building in the compound known as the gathering hall. A low unearthly hum came from within that sucked all hope out of the air. It was a familiar sound. A sound that whispered how deeply the elders were into their worship ceremony. A screeching moan came from inside as Alyssa pulled Samantha toward the far end of the building. A chill ran through her at the thought of what went on inside the sanctuary as another screech, more urgent that the last filled the air. Yes, the elders were totally committed, it was now or never.A cold wind pushed against them as they rushed across the open area between the living quarters and the tall wire fence. They stopped at a tall tree near the fence. Alyssa used the tree to conceal them as she removed a large clump of grass that revealed a shallow hole under the fence. Pulling the fence up as best she could, Alyssa helped Samantha slip under, then followed her. They crouched low and ran across the meadow. When they reached a small patch of trees Alyssa rose to full height, took hold of Samantha’s hand and ran as fast as her child could manage through the tall grass.It wasn’t long before Samantha began to whimper from exhaustion. She pulled on her mother’s hand. Alyssa forced herself to stop and point out a star as it shot across the sky. Samantha stood next to her trembling in the dark autumn night. Draping her arm across Samantha’s shoulders Alyssa forced herself to smile despite her intense fear and desperate urge to run through the darkness. She gazed into Samantha’s big, blue eyes and said, “Isn’t it beautiful? It looks like the star is chasing a fairy across the sky.”Samantha’s eyes opened wide with wonder forgetting the cold damp air that caused her thin dress to cling her bone thin form. “Is it an angel?” She whispered.Alyssa eyes filled with tears as she answered, “There's no such thing as angels.”
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Tempest Borne

Tempest Borne

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

This prelude to the Treborel Scifi/Fantasy Series introduces Mikel who returns from a journey across the sea to announce his bethrothal only to discover his long time mistress Zannia is with his child. After Mikel refuses to be blackmailed Zannia disappeares into the war torn landscape of Latria determined to make Mikel suffer.This is the first book in the CoM (Cult of Musk) series.In 2194, Mars is colonized. The descendants of 21st century industrialist Elon Musk, founder of Musk City, Mars, form the ruling elite on the Red Planet. The Musk clan is about to face a historical event as one of their own, Lazar Musk Whittaker, a Biomech, embarks on an ambitious undertaking to change the course of human evolution. The war of the species and the fracture within the Musk clan begin when four tombs are discovered encased in an asteroid in a mining facility on Phobos, one of Mars’ two moons. As the Martians soon discover, these tombs contain the bodies of four aliens.In the future, Earth is a multi-humanoid society of Naturalopists (natural humans), Biomechs (biological-mechanical beings), cyborgs (part machine-part human), milbots (military robots), cilbots (civilian robots), and wobots (worker robots).“I liked this novel a lot...The plot of this novel is its strongest element...The author can put together a very strong plot, with plenty of twists and turns, and a good ending. There are some very suspenseful moments, and levels of tension are created which at their best evoke the sensations of a fine horror story. And the author, by and large, appears to have done his/her homework. The novel also has sociological touches which work well, especially its view of futuristic mega-capitalism. The venality, blindness, and excess of Udell Whittaker and his flunkeys is very believable, and adds depth to the story. The manner of day to day life, both in space and on the ‘colonies' of Mars seems well-researched and is often fascinating to the lay reader…” — Writers Guild of Alberta
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Three-Year Rule

Three-Year Rule

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

Instead of finding a serene mountain retreat to write her next book, Elizabeth unknowingly allows a stalker the freedom not only to observe her without detection but to get close enough to kill.Elizabeth moves from the city to Utah to write in seclusion. When she hires Joshua to build her home deep in the mountains, she’s amazed to discover his slightest touch leaves her wanting more.Instead of finding a serene mountain retreat to write her next book, Elizabeth unknowingly allows a stalker the freedom not only to observe her without detection but to get close enough to kill.Elizabeth finally decides to move from the city to her uncle’s property in Utah to write in seclusion. When she hires Joshua to build her home deep in the mountains, she’s amazed to discover the rugged construction owner's slightest touch rockets her pulse and leaves her wanting more. Josh looks more like a lumberjack out of some romance novel than a residential builder. More importantly, he’s the complete opposite type of man that Elizabeth usually goes for. But there was something about him she just couldn’t resist.In fact, Josh’s honest, take me as you see me attitude threatened to ruin the three-year relationship rule Elizabeth had sold to the world. Hundreds of thousands of women now believed, as she did, that everyone shows a fake personality when they meet a new love. Everyone hides their true inner self and tries to pretend to be the person they believe their new love desires. Elizabeth’s fascination with Josh becomes her main focus. She ignores everything else in an attempt to prove Josh is not who he appears to be. She misses the warning signs she would have easily seen before. Items suddenly go missing from her rental house. After a break-in places her cherished golden retriever, Charlie in danger, Elizabeth rolls her eyes as the sheriff suggests a stalker. She’s a psychologist. If she had a stalker, she’d know it…
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Forbidden Quest, 2nd Edition

Forbidden Quest, 2nd Edition

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

Roleplay at its best...sure, it's all fun and games until someone gets their arm cut off.Wouldn't it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? Wouldn't that be even better if the battles felt real but there was no physical risk to you? Wouldn't it be perfect if the hypnotist in charge of your session was not insanely evil and using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge?An intense Fantasy Adventure Series!Roleplay at its best...sure, it's all fun and games until someone gets their arm cut off.Wouldn't it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? What if the battles felt real, but there was no physical risk to you? That would be perfect, except for one thing. The hypnotist in charge of your session is insanely evil, and is using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge. Four friends—two in love, two in hate—enter into a group hypnosis study attempting to introduce realistic fantasy adventures to small groups. Expecting a video game-type of adventure as fantasy characters, they begin their journey to rescue an Elf Queen from a crystalline prison. Yet, as soon as they fall under the hypnotist's spell, everything goes wrong. Suddenly the adventure becomes more real than they could ever have imagined. Soon our small group of adventurers finds themselves in a hostile world with no escape...
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Twenty-one Year Rule

Twenty-one Year Rule

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

Bash sacrificed everything to save his sisters life, including his freedom. After three years of parole, he's finally ready to start over. When he meets a young ski instructor named Grace, falling in love was the last thing he expected. Bash can see his future in her eyes, but his past won't let him go.
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Three-Year Rule

Three-Year Rule

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

When renown psychologist and best selling author Elizabeth Stewart first noticed Joshua Miller standing at the back of her audience she thought the tall, muscular man dressed like a lumberjack was in the wrong room. Little did she know, Joshua would defy everything she ever wrote about relationships. Little did she know, he was also the key to her survival.
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Forbidden Quest

Forbidden Quest

Alaina Stanford

Fantasy / Science Fiction / Romance

Wouldn't it be cool to suddenly have the battle skills of a seasoned warrior? Wouldn't that be even better if the battles felt real but there was no physical risk to you? Wouldn't it be perfect if the hypnotist in charge of your session was not insanely evil and using you as a weapon in a plot for revenge? Four friends, two in love, two in hate enter into a Group Hypnosis study attempting to introduce fantasy adventures to small groups. They are promised a video game type of adventure rescuing an Elf Queen from her crystal prision as elf warriors, a sorceress and a fairy. As soon as they fall under the good doctors spell they begin to realize the adventure is more real than they could have ever imagined. They find themselves in a hostile world they can't seem to escape from.
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