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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.

Her horror novel MURDER IN OLD BLOOD was compared to Anne Rice's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE by reviewer Margaret Marr of "Nights & Weekends Online." THE EARTHMAN'S BRIDE, re-released by Class Act Books in May, 2012, placed first in Alternate Romance/SF Division in the Maryalnd Romance Writer's Contest "Reveal Your Inner Vixen in 2008. JERICHO ROAD, 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...more

"It’s taut, mysterious, eerie, and filled with dire forebodings for what might conceivably happen when love, science, and our desire for immortality get entangled. The narrative sometimes borders on the poetic, wrought with flowing description...Read THE LAZARUS EXPERIMENT for yourself…see if you don’t get a chill at this glimpse into a possible future."--A SPLASH OF SCARLET review. The Lazarus... Read more of this blog post »
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Love, Vampire Style (This e...
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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.
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?
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.
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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Sandra Cox Have an excellent reading day, Toni!

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

message 3: by Linda

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.

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.

Bradley Good day fellow fantasy author. =)

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