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Toni V. Sweeney

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Toni V. Sweeney specializes in SF/fantasy stories, though she has written in other genres as well.

THE EARTHMAN'S BRIDE (writing as Icy Snow Blackstone), re-released by Class Act Books in May, 2012, placed first in Alternate Romance/SF Division in the Maryland Romance Writer's Contest "Reveal Your Inner Vixen in 2008. JERICHO ROAD (also authored as Icy Snow Blackstone)h, to be re-released by Class Act Books in August, placed 7th in the National Writers Association's Novel Contest in 1997.

Toni currently has 30 novels in print. Her other novels includes a sword and sorcery series THE CHRONICLES OF RIVEN THE HERETIC, a sci-fi series, THE ADVENTURES OF SINBAD, and the series THE KAN INGAN ARCHIVES, as well as other fantasy romance novels. Writ



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Return (The kan Ingan Archi...
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Exile, Book 2 of the kan Inga Chronicles (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: What do you do if you're accused of a crime you didn't commit, but to prove your innocence will be to admit you did a worse act? Aric kan Ingan is an Exile, drive from his home for crimes against the Empire, crimes he didn't commit. For a decade, he's wandered and now finds himself a guard in a Terran mining colony. Aric doesn't know it yet but he's about to meet two people who'll become the most important people in his life.
The King's Swordswoman (Select)
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Description: The King is dead; How Long will the New King Live? Invalid Crispin of Leonesse isn’t expected to long survive his coronation…and then Swordswoman Janel Redhu becomes his bodyguard. Smothered by the Queen Mother and his Physician, Crispin is an odd combination of feeble body, rebellious spirit, and frightened child, but in spite of that, king and guard have become close friends. When Janel overhears what she thinks is a conspiracy by Crispin’s brothers to seize the Throne, she does the only thing she can. She carries her sovereign to safety in the neutral country of Sudelain. When the two runaways come across an enemy scouting party, Janel believes Crispin is killed, and lets herself be captured as punishment for failing to protect him. What follows is a tale of suffering and separation as a boy transforms into manhood and meets his planned destiny.
Bride of the Beast (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A political marriage to stop a war…a king whose golden mask hides his face from his people…a princess who loves her husband though she never sees his face…and a curse placed on a royal family by God… Michael of Habir believes his bride Senset is the one to break the curse but Senset herself has doubts. Only one who has selfless love will free the king from becoming a Beast, but is she truly the one her husband seeks?
Walk the Shadow Trail (Romance)
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Description: To Walk the Shadow Trail means to lead a life of pain and sorrow, to be deprived and alone forever....A German nobleman emigrates to the Midwest United States, and finds adventure, love, and tragedy in his new life as an American rancher.
Sinbad's Last Voyage (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A search for a runaway husband, Tran Day-lin, puts smuggler Sinbad sh'en Singh and Tran's wife Andrea in the middle of an intergalactic war.
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Bradley Good day fellow fantasy author. =)

Toni, I've added Murder in Old blood, Vengeance from Eden, Sinbad's Last Voyage, Bloodseek: The Chronicals of Riven the Heretic, book One and Walks the Shadow Trail to my to-read list.

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Linda Toni's vampire stories are fresh and original. Her species of vampire evolved as man did but they're a different branch on the tree of life!

Fantastic creatures who are overwhelmingly human as well.

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Toni Thanx. Lately, all I've been reading is old manuscripts, however!

Sandra Cox Have an excellent reading day, Toni!

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