April 4, 2014
In Heaven's Shadow is 30% off right now at Taliesin Publishing. Grab a copy and go back to the Civil War and a place where dead doesn't always mean dead and a little magic can turn a whole town upside down.
March 28, 2014
An explanation for my recent silence can be found at my blog today...
March 15, 2014
And yet another new book to announce! "The Mask of God," the first book in my epic fantasy/SF series, is now out. This is a completed series that will be published in rapid order over the next year, so leap right in!
February 27, 2014
I'm on Anne E. Johnson's blog today talking about In Heaven's Shadow. Take a peek!
February 12, 2014
I will be at Radcon in Pasco, Washington this weekend, Feburary 14-16. Stop by the Red Lion Hotel at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday to hear me read from In Heaven's Shadow and get your books signed!
February 9, 2014
It's here! In Heaven's Shadow has now officially been released. This Civil War tale of love, magic, ghosts, and respectability helped get me through the loss of my father. I like to believe love is eternal, don't you?
January 31, 2014
After a too-long hiatus, for which I apologize, there is a new Horses in Fiction post up today! What DO you do with a bored horse, hmmm?
January 23, 2014
The cover is done, the book is finished, and In Heaven's Shadow is on track for release on February 6. Woohoo!
January 11, 2014
Oh, my. Who knew that cover art can be hard? I'd appreciate your input on the dilemma facing my publisher and me as we try to find the perfect concept for the cover of In Heaven's Shadow. Comment on this blog post will be ever so welcome!
January 3, 2014
Welcome to the New Year! I'm looking forward, not back. Find out what 2014 is looking like for me. I hope yours will be filled with wonderful things.
November 7, 2013
I will be at Orycon this weekend in Portland, Oregon. Come have a listen as I read from my upcoming novel "In Heaven's Shadow" at 1:30 on Saturday, and stay for the panels and fun!
October 10, 2013
I've sold my offbeat Civil War ghost story fantasy to Taliesin Publishing! "In Heaven's Shadow" is a bittersweet tale of a woman who can make rainbows with her laughter but can't convince her upright neighbors to let her live in peace with her ghostly husband, Joab. I like this book a lot and I hope you will too.
September 27, 2013
Seaborn is out! The ebook version is available now on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. Enjoy!
September 15, 2013
I saw the first proof of the cover Seaborn yesterday. We're getting close! I expect the book will be out within a couple of weeks, so keep watching this space for news!
August 18, 2013
An update on the release of Seaborn: I had hoped the book would be out by the end of August but it has been unavoidably delayed until at least the middle of September. However, I fully expect it to be available shortly thereafter, so watch this page for updates. And the cover of The Mask of God, Book 1 of the Fate's Arrow series, is progressing apace. Oh, it's going to be cool...
August 15, 2013
Okay, it's officially a done deal. The very first short story I ever sold, "Where Magic Lives," has been selected by On Spec magazine for inclusion in its 25-year celebratory anniversary anthology. I love that story, and I'm so glad to see it being honored this way. Woot!
July 27, 2013
Stop by SpoCon in Spokane, WA August 9-11 and say hi! I'll be there on several panels, with a reading at 12:30 on Sunday. See you then.
Book 1, Masters of the Elements
(finalist, 2013 EPIC award for Fantasy)
Book 2, Masters of the Elements
Book 3, Masters of the Elements
The Mask of God
(Fate's Arrow, Book 1)
Falling to Eternity
No Man's Land anthology
An Infinity of Moments
On Spec Magazine
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Who Mourns for
Wolfsongs 2 anthology
(also nominated for an EPIC award)
Gears and Levers anthology
The Mystical Cat anthology
(Masters of the Elements, Book 4, 2014)
The Mark of God
(Fate's Arrow, Book 2, Summer 2014)
to the official website of S. A. Bolich. Current titles are listed below.
Brand new in February is "In
Heaven's Shadow," a fantastic blend of ghosts, magic, Civil
War history, and the kind of the love we all long for--the sort that really
On a planet long forgotten by Earth, two royal brothers are drawn into a war sparked by human ambition, but it is the artificial gods of Ariel whose strange power ensnares them in a greater conflict whose stakes only Fate understands. One human life is the key--only Alarion Aravon does not take kindly to being a pawn.
Lilith’s laugh can make rainbows but even she can’t fix dead—or can she? Pa’s elixir might undo what the Yankees did to her beloved Joab, but it’s not the lure of Heaven she has to fight. It’s the neighbors.
Reviews for In Heaven's Shadow
"...heroine Lilith...is magical, funny, and feisty. In Heaven’s Shadow has it all, love, magic, and fun!" The Pen and Muse
"...one of the loveliest, most moving stories I've read in a long time. I couldn't put it down. It's filled with wonderful characters and delightful magic. I may just read it all over again I liked it so much." Goodreads
|NEW! Though untrained in commanding Water, the sentient, elemental daughter of Earth
Mother, cocky Neshuaas Riverborn thinks herself equal to
anything the River Melth can fling at her. But when angry Melth destroys the town where her ship is docked,
Nes finds herself in the company of exotic strangers bound on a grim journey to discover if Water is about to
join her rebellious siblings, Wind and Fire, in attacking the Mother herself.
Sheshan ak'Kal has sung to Wind all his life--but he never learned the eerie
songs of Wind's angry sister, the Hag. And when the Hag killed his love, she
killed his songs, as well. Now she is threatening the hard-won peace and
fragile new love he has found with the most unlikely of women. Forced to a
journey he does not want to make, Sheshan finds himself pursued by a host of
evil memories and a keening, impossible note he does not want to hear...and
must learn to sing, or it will kill everything he loves.
Read Chapter 1
Reviews for Windrider
"...brilliant characters and fascinating culture..." Science Fiction and Other Oddyseys
"I was given a copy of the first book in this series, and loved it so much I came looking for this one as soon as I heard it (was) out. The characters are consistent and interesting, and the world building is top-notch. The author has created a unique and consistent magic system which doesn't unbalance the rest of the society, which is no mean feat. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series." (Smashwords)
"It is a fact that many second of a series books just don't live up to the expectations of the first. Windrider is definitely not one of those books. Every bit as engrossing and hard to put down as the first, the story is rich in detail and vivid in the pictures it paints in the reader's mind... I can't wait for the next installment." (Amazon)
"This was a wonderful follow-up to the first book in this series (FIREDANCER)." (Goodreads)
"...a fine fantasy series full of engaging people in a vividly realized setting. I highly recommend it." (Goodreads)
Firedancer, a finalist for the 2013 EPIC award for fantasy, is the first, stand-alone book in the "Masters of the Elements" series. Old Man Fire, firstborn of the Earth Mother's children,
has been imprisoned at the heart of the world for eons, forever crawling up thin veins of windstone in an attempt to break free and take
vengeance on the Mother and the Fire Clans she created to control such incursions. But the ancient power of the Firedance seems to be
failing, and Jetta ak'Kal, a Dancer tragically touched by fire, is the one tasked to find out
Hateful Fire, temperamental Wind, and restless Water are the living elements this series is built around. Come explore how a world survives when the very elements it depends on have their own agenda...
READ THE FIRST 5 CHAPTERS
Reviews for Firedancer
"If you are looking for an original, magical science fiction, then you will have to read Firedancer. Bolich brings her originality and depth into her characters." (The Pen and Muse)
"This book was nearly impossible to put down, with compelling characters
and such an original concept that I was driven to discover more about
"...marvelous fantasy adventure, outside the usual boxes."
"What a fascinating book! Tightly written, it dips and dives into the
recesses of the mind like one of those worms in sci-fi thrillers that
gets into your brain through the ear canal and then takes you over."
"Firedancer almost caused me a sleepless night. I just had to go on reading about what happens to Jetta and the friends she finds..." (Smashwords review)
"...a really satisfying read, smoothly written, with beautiful descriptions and a main character who is fun to spend time with." (Goodreads review)
"...fascinating, poetic, and entirely convincing..." (Amazon review)
Scraggy the hangman made a bargain with a witch to get a magic rope that ensures he'll never hang an innocent. But surely it can't be right about the newest sinner who's been brought to justice.
Reviews for Who Mourns for the Hangman?
"The writing is amazing–instantly captivating, utterly mesmerizing, and one-hundred-percent haunting." (Rites of Romance Reviews)
"...an imaginative dark fantasy that is sure to thrill all who read it." (Novel Musings)
"The touch of the paranormal adds to the eerie atmosphere as WHO MOURNS FOR THE HANGMAN? is nothing short of superb." (Debbie Wiley at Book Illuminations)
"Once you finish the story you will feel like you have stepped out of an old folklore dark tale." (The Horror Press)
The Mystical Cat
An anthology of all things feline. This fun collection includes my story, "The Fixer." A demon hiding from Satan, a damaged Antichrist, and a cat...nothing is as straightforward as it looks, and Gabriel Luz must make a fateful decision.
"Gears and Levers 1" is available in ebook format at all major outlets.
Gears and Levers
"Gears and Levers 1", the first in a series of steampunk anthologies of the same name, runs the gamut from fantasy to hard-core gadgetry. There's something for everyone here if you like the whole idea of steampunk and all its possibilities.
"The Mystical Cat" is available in ebook format at all major outlets.