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About Susan Stradiotto
My life in Eden Prairie, Minnesota revolves around my husband, three children, and our calamity, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Delaunay. I’ve been a Technology Project Manager for more years than I’d like to admit, but stories are my passion. I have always been a voracious reader, lover of worlds, and a “werd nerd.” My infatuation with well-developed characters sometimes rivals my relationships with real people. My free time is spent writing, networking with other writers, and occasionally camping “up-north.” If you’re from Minnesota, you’ll get the reference along with “hot dish” and “grey-duck.” If you’re not from Minnesota, you probably don’t want to ask. I’m originally a Texan, and that just never leaves you!
My writing is typically Fantasy. One of my fans called it Social Science Fantasy, and I think that's about the best way to describe it. I'm a huge fan of all things world building and what that entails...the people, the creatures, the politics, the language, the maps, and more. My major work still focuses on The Caeteran Tales, but there are other ventures in my near future as well. Stay tuned!
Happy reading and thank you so much for all your love and support!
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Once upon a time, twenty author friends accepted the challenge of a fairy tale name generator. Soon, twenty new characters were off on wild adventures.
In this clean YA anthology, meet a goddess, a countess, and a wannabe sorceress. Join a wolf pack leader and a guardian frog sidekick. Search for victims with a hunter-turned-detective, and swoon over the sultana who must prove she's fit to rule.
Cavort with demons, wraiths, and demigods. Lose your way in the Mist, then lose your soul to the Bone Marsh. Root for a genie's freedom. Hope for a witch to get her spell right. And yes, feel your heart flutter at unexpected romance.
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Double the name and double the magic, mystery, and mayhem
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Tradition. Temptation. Treachery.
The emperor and empress of Nantai are gone. Their youngest daughter and the chosen heir, Mairynne, is trapped between her duty to the country and the desire to find her father. The people need a new imperial leader, but Mairynne never wished for the role she inherited. She carries two soul stones, one cold and the other hot. They came to her with the loss of each parent. They now call to her, beckoning her to leave home. They reinforce her convictions . . . Her father lives. He will return to his seat upon the Serpentine Throne.
She flees from Arashi and the Serpentine Throne. For the first time, she faces the hardship of those without the comforts of the elite Storm Sorcerer caste. The city's first guard, Gensui Thalaj Northerngale travels at her side, her only companion and protector. Through the forests, across the grasslands, into trading towns, and beyond, the stones she wears around her neck draw her into new adventures. The people she meets guide her, prophecies are revealed, and she makes unlikely friends.
When the soul stones call for Mairynne to leave the shores of Nantai and journey across the dreaded Syrensea, she takes one step then another, and another still. Onward, until her travels turn into far more than the simple quest to find her father.
The country mourns while rumors of unrest stir. The sorcery castes struggle for power and the casteless riot in the streets. Conflict hadn’t escalated this rapidly in Nantai since the Ryū Wars more than five ages past.
The people need a new imperial leader. Mairynne’s soul yearns for many things, but she never wished for the duty her Father assigned. She carries two soul stones, one cold and the other hot. They came to her with the loss of each parent. They call to her, beckoning her to leave home. They reinforce her convictions . . . Her father lives. He will return to his seat upon the Serpentine Throne.
But first, she must answer the call.
If you enjoy epic fantasy somewhere between N.K. Jemisin, Jacqueline Carey, and a little Sarah J. Maas, this is the series for you.
Banished by his mother from Faerie, Raine Abarta wants nothing more than to entertain people on the streets of Wickney, Wisconsin. But when the daughter of a prominent senator stumbles upon his show, he’s drawn into her world and her mother’s murder.
When Raine takes his act down to the police department with intentions of helping solve the puzzle–or, uh, the “case”–he meets the ultra-serious Detective Kennedi Craine. To his dismay, she views him as nothing more than a charlatan, but when has that ever stopped him?
Kennedi’s latest case is open and shut, more of a paperwork and media hassle than a case. Senator La Point, after all, was holding the smoking gun over his wife’s lifeless body. So, when a random guy off the street walks in telling her she’s wrong, she sends him on his merry way. At least she thinks she does. As he keeps popping up, she begins to wonder if he’s on to something. And when he broaches a situation from her past, she just can’t leave him alone.
Raine helps her solve another small case, and she starts to wonder if there might be something more to both mysteries before her.
Fabulous read for fans of the TV shows Castle and Bones.
Elle has a choice, or so they say. After they kidnapped her, what reason would she have to stay in Caetera? She doesn't know how she got here. She doesn't know why. Worst of all, she can't figure out how to return to Earth on her own.
"Just give it a week," they demanded.
How can she? Something about Caetera is just not right.
Gregor Phillary discovers an entrant enslaved by the tribes of the plains east of peaceful Terrinae. He and the queen vow to discover the treachery at play in their beautiful city. While the induction activities are underway, Gregor must find a way to covertly search for someone who has betrayed their most sacred of laws: an entrant's choice.
Meanwhile, Andreas Javine continues in his plot to keep Elle in Caetera and to bring her into his benefactory house. He and Yster have grown attached to the young entrant, but it all depends on what Elle will choose and if they will have the chance to choose her in return.
Sixth Induction is the second episode of the epic fantasy series, the Caeteran Tales.
Everyone tiptoes around Elle’s forming talent…an innate ability that she’s oblivious to. Duty to his chosen entrant forces Gregor to grapple with the darkest days of his past. An oath sworn compels Niccolai to serve and protect members of House Phillary, but Elle meets his every move with fiery hostility.
Trapped between worlds, truly belonging to neither, and given very little in the way of answers, Elle grows more confident that she should have chosen differently at Induction.
What Elle needs now is to figure out what Terrináe has to offer and the real reason they brought her to Caetera. There are two problems with her plan. First, her benefactor, Gregor Phillary apparently has high expectations which are made clear early the morning after Induction. Second, and maybe more problematic is her acerbic roommate, Niccolai. There’s something, quite literally, buzzing between them, and it’s driving Elle insane.
Return to Terrináe for the third installment of The Caeteran Tales. Travel deeper into Caetera and learn why Elle’s talent scares them all…
A winter's fairy tale
Assigned the duty by the High Priestess, Nellwyn watches over the babe born to winter's storm.
Motherless, the child Wynter grows in a small home by the river with her adoring father. She learns to make her crystalline instrument sing under the tutelage of Maestro, and she adores her found family and siblings and the small friend who only she can see. In the summer of her youth, Wynter ages and learns to love the boy Sumor.
But a chill lingers in the air, calling to her, asking her to draw her bow across the strings and lift Song to the skies. 'Tis a lure Wynter can only resist for a time.
Come and listen to how the seasons change.
Javine is the hunter. Elle, the hunted.
Elle Jones, a businesswoman living in Chicago, is on track for an executive position. She has been trying to bury her past, which resulted in a strong desire for professional achievement. Executive by thirty! That’s her mantra. She lands the job—the dream job—and celebrates her success until one night when she leaves the office late. The last thing she recalls before waking up is being in the elevator facing three cloaked figures.
Meanwhile, travelers from another dimension are stalking people on Earth who have special abilities—Flare. Andreas Javine is the hunter. Elle is the hunted. He will use every last resource available to him to see that she ends up in his world. Caetera.
Open Season begins on Earth and travels into a world where things aren’t quite as peaceful as the inhabitants would want newcomers to assume. Journey along with Elle as she experiences the wonder and treachery of Caetera.
He was nothing before his vow to the Serpentine Throne.
But now, the empress has commanded him away. She ordered him to retrieve a statue from deep within the Evernight Marshes, the darkest of dark places in the empire.
If he follows her order, he forsakes his oath to protect and serve. If he doesn’t, he commits treason. And if he goes, will he ever return?
As a companion to Call of the Storm Sorcerer, this short adventure will take you an epic dungeon crawl.