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Award-winning author, L.F. Falconer continues to deliver riveting adventures, keeping her readers on the edge of their seats while gently fusing make-believe with real-life experience.
About the Author:
A wife, a mother, and a grandmother, she resides in her home state of Nevada with her husband, Michael, where she enjoys exploring the roads less traveled, or simply lazing about with her two senior dogs. Falconer enjoys gardening, oil painting, and exploring the Nevada Desert.
“I’ve always found magic in the written word. When I write, I don’t know that I embrace any particular genre. If I get caught in an inspiration, I tend to just run with it.” — L.F. Falconer
It is the final summer of Collie’s innocence when an ill-fated romance forces her into maturity. The very sight of Dugan has swept her away, but can her naive heart heal his crippled soul? From the mythical medieval seacoast realm of Donnel comes a tragic encounter of hope and loss when two young lovers attempt to cross socio-economic boundaries and religious differences in this borderline fantasy tale of young love.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 238 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 25, 2012)
Genre: FICTION / Romance / Fantasy
Having little faith that his lawyer can get him acquitted of the murder charge he faces in Massachusetts, Jonas Dumar takes to the sea under an assumed identity to seek asylum with a past college chum who now lives in the Shetland Islands. Hoping to ease the loneliness of the voyage, at a quick stop in Newfoundland, he takes on board, Gabe and Izzy, a young couple trying to work their way back to Spain. Only when he’s back out on the open sea does Jonas begin to suspect his passengers are not what they appear to be. But then again, neither is Jonas Dumar. So begins a nightmarish voyage across the North Atlantic. After a failed attempt to abandon Gabe and Izzy in Greenland, Jonas awakes one morning to find himself sailing alone with nothing but a haunting dream and a resurrected childhood friend. Gabe and Izzy have vanished without a trace. But then they come back. Delving into the mind of a man in possession of too many secrets, Exit Strategy is a wild excursion into a realm of the fantastic, as Jonas Dumar comes to realize that some secrets are better left unknown. A man really can learn more about himself than he ever wants to know. Exit Strategy contains graphic material that might be unsuitable for some readers.
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 381 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 29, 2013)
Genre: FICTION / Thrillers / General
Collie’s journey into adulthood was met with tragic consequences when she defied society to follow her heart. In this sequel to “Hope Flies on Broken Wings,” Collie attempts to flee from the haunting memories of the worst night in her young life. Fearing a lifetime of heartbreak and shame, she leaves her seaside homeland of Donnel to seek refuge in the Tillaman Realm beyond the mountains. But she soon finds herself hopelessly entangled in a dangerous game of possession and jealousy. Now all she wants is to go home, but first, she must escape the clutches of the cruel man who has laid his claim upon her.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback white, 278 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 19, 2013)
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Historical
Through A Broken Window: Ten Dark Tales of the Strange and Deranged
“Take a peek, if you dare, through this broken pane of glass. Tell me what it is you see and maybe I will disagree. What you perceive may not be, or too, may come to pass.” Step into another world with these short, dark tales of the strange and deranged. Meet seven-year-old Ronnie, who desperately hungers for the taste of cranberries; or Andre Dubois, a traveler who ignores the gypsy’s warning and ventures into the wrong neck of the woods. What happens to Nexie Wells when she’s confronted with the yesterdays that bleed into the present? And glimpse the events that led to the Mad Scotsman’s curse upon the town of Seven Troughs. This collection of ten short stories by L.F. Falconer is sure to appeal to your darker side, so come take a look. Don’t be shy. Discover for yourself what lies in wait behind the broken window.
Format: 5 x 8 paperback cream, 182 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 10, 2014)
Genre: FICTION / Horror
The Vagabond’s Son: Prelude to a Legacy
The ogres call them pixies, and who in their right mind is going to argue with an ogre? Certainly not Laramato when he sells them his wife. This is the story of the child left behind. Born to an outlaw, he rises to power only to betray his kingdom in the end. Six months shy of the age of two when his mother disappears, Adalanto is left in the insular care of a drunken brute. But his most difficult battle for survival doesn’t begin until he leaves home. Suddenly thrust into society, the emerging demons he carries within threaten every aspect of his young life—from his stormy temperament, his view of women, the moral choices he makes, to the all-consuming thirst for the love he never knew. Join Adalanto on a challenging adventure through the Black Wood as he seeks the key that will finally free his spirit in this fresh, dramatic prequel.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 316 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 11, 2014)
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
The Legacy of Skur: Volume One
No one has ever returned from Skur. “It’s a death quest,” Fane is told, but this altruistic, starry-eyed young man chooses to ignore the legends, for according to the wizard Fith, hidden among the wealth of treasure atop the mountain of Skur is the key to eternal life. Can Fane hope to steal it from under the nose of its guardian dragon? Armed with little more than a sword and a magical talisman, Fane’s misadventures upon the mist-enshrouded mountain begin. In this epic saga of love, betrayal, war, vengeance, and friendship, we follow the pawns who are shrewdly manipulated in an attempt to save a dying race within a celestial game of dominance. It’s survival of the fittest as the players are mercilessly maneuvered across the field, and these are their stories. Fane, the wizard’s apprentice. Kael, the warrior. And Elva, the legacy.
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 417 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 13, 2015)
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
The Legacy of Skur: Volume Two
Abducted by Piskies while crossing the moor, Elva is whisked off to their war-divided kingdom in the Black Wood where she is hailed as their queen and savior. But is she truly the bringer of peace the desperate Piskies believe her to be? Torn between love, loyalty, and duty, she longs to fulfill her vow made to Gwin of Lorane. After she weds, a fierce and deadly battle forces her to return to her homeland, accompanied by a small following of devoted Piskies. Yet a siren call soon beckons her back to the ancient realm of the dragon. She ascends the mountain of Skur with a lone guard—a journey which not only brings her to the edge of the netherworld, but into possession of a gift with the power to change one life forever. Whose life will it be?
“An intriguing and well-crafted fantasy” —Blue Ink Review
“Definitely a thrilling read … Five stars!” —Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite
“Intricate, beguiling, and promising” —Foreword/Clarion Review
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 507 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 10, 2016)
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
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