New Fantasy Series Oct. 2014 by Vanessa Finaughty 10 Facts About the Author

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Today we are virtually traveling back to Cape Town, South Africa to visit with author Vanessa Finaughty as her October Blog Tour comes to an end.  She is released her first two books in her new fantasy series Wizard of Ends. You can check the reblogs that occurred during October here on my blog & featured authors, or visit Vanessa’s blog to catch all the post of those that participated in October’s Tour.

As the tour comes to an end Vanessa is sharing 10 facts about herself.  Don’t forget to check her book trailer and books below.

10 Facts About Wizard of Ends Author, Vanessa Finaughty

1. Middle name: Tracy

2. Birth date: 30 August 1976

  1. Favourite fantasy movie: Avatar

4. Favourite fantasy ebook series: The Queen’s Blade by TC Southwell

5. Favourite drink: coffee

6. Favourite foods: spaghetti bolognaise (with the mince piled on top, not mixed in); mince curry (not too hot, mind you!)

7. Favourite colours: most blues; some greens

8. Best trait: perseverant

9. Worst trait: quick temper (but I’m working on it!)

10. Most loved pet that’s alive today: My German shepherd, Akela



 Vanessa Finaughty is an author of many genres who now focuses on fantasy and science fiction. She’s published 15 books, of which 6 are fantasy. Vanessa grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and still lives there with her husband of fifteen years, her baby daughter and plenty of furry, four-legged ‘children’.


Vanessa has always been passionate about books, and knew from a young age that she wanted to write them one day. She loves animals, coffee and the smell of wet grass, and hates liars, sweltering weather and long queues. Her interests include reading, photography, the supernatural, mythology, aliens and outer space, ancient history, life’s mysteries and martial arts, of which she has five years’ experience.


WoE 1BLURB:  Wizard of Ends Book 1:

When Lashlor Leaflin offers to escort Queen Narraki Dragonsbane to the Jeltar Woods, he’s unwittingly caught up in a magical adventure of the type he would rather not have.

 The sorceress Assassa believes the Land of Ends to be rightfully hers, but King Lanaran refuses to hand over his crown. In retaliation, the sorceress conjures creatures of darkness to hunt the queen and end her life. Lashlor helps where he can, but it isn’t easy when the Guards of Ends who protect the queen believe him to be false.

A confrontation with Assassa will be the death of him, Lashlor is certain. However, the king insists on his help and it soon becomes apparent that he may have no choice.


WoE 2BLURB:  Wizard of Ends Dark Creature: Book 2

Escorted by soldiers of Ends, Lashlor sets out to find an old flame, Rune Arcana, the only person who can help to remove the curse placed on the Queen of Ends. Lashlor believes that Rune currently resides in the Mountains of Eclador – a place from which no one has returned in all of recorded history. She could refuse his request. She could be dead. Lashlor and his companions could meet the same fate.

If they do not brave the mountains, however, Queen Narraki will remain in the form of a rabid creature of darkness… forever.

Forever is a long time, and King Lanaran fears the Wizard of Ends will not return. Ignoring Lashlor’s advice not to meddle with the curse, the king employs other magic users to attempt to undo the dark magic.

Publication dates

Wizard of Ends, Book 1: 9 October 2014

Wizard of Ends, Book 2: Dark Creature: 23 October 2014


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The Angel’s Voice, Books 1 & 2 by Michelle Louring

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The Accidental Wizard by Simon Ludgate

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