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Hazel B. West

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Hazel B. West is the author of several novels including historical titles like On a Foreign Field, By Blood or By Bond; Wolfsblood, a book about werewolves in Roman Britain and the Modern Tales of Na Fianna series, which feature modern Irish warriors with swords and fast sports cars and lots of faeries.

As to what she prefers to consume (aside from bacon and coffee) she can often be found with her nose in dusty tomes about mythology and folklore, serial killers, and other dark and gruesome things. She has an almost unhealthy penchant for stories about siblings, particularly brothers, and you can probably win her over by alerting her to any books or shows that feature this. She is a true book dragon and has a lovely hoard of books (and Pop Fi
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Hazel B. West I don't know if I suffer so much from writer's block as just getting stuck on something that needs to be figured out before the story can be finished.…moreI don't know if I suffer so much from writer's block as just getting stuck on something that needs to be figured out before the story can be finished. Sometimes characters refuse to talk to me and sometimes I just can't figure out how to get someone out of a certain situation. When it comes to that, I might start something new, or more commonly, I turn to reading similar books. Watching tv series is also a way I deal with writer's block. Anything to inspire!(less)
Hazel B. West I'm glad you enjoyed it! The second book *should* be out in October, it's technically a Halloween book, so I thought it would be fun to bring it out…moreI'm glad you enjoyed it! The second book *should* be out in October, it's technically a Halloween book, so I thought it would be fun to bring it out then. I will be getting a page set up for it here on Goodreads soon, it's going to be called "An Earthly King"(less)
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COVER REVEAL "Oath of the Outcast" by C. M. Banschbach

I'm super excited to share the cover reveal for my friend Claire's upcoming book "Oath of the Outcast"!






Isn't this a gorgeous cover??
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A lost brother. 
An unwilling outlaw. 
A rising enemy. 
An unusual alliance. 

Years ago, Rhys MacDuffy was brutally cut off from his clan, stripped of his name and inheritance, and banished to the remote Dragon Keep. Perched high above the Shang...
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Description: An Edgar Allen Poe style horror story for Halloween :)
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Description: It's Christmas Eve in the height of WWI and two enemy pilots grounded in a snowstorm discover an unexpected camaraderie
By Blood and By Bond Excerpts (History)
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Description: The first two chapters of my upcoming novel, "By Blood and By Bond" a historical drama set during the Roman times following the stories of two characters, one, Caolan, the son of a Celtic chieftain and the other , Viggo, a Roman centurion. Events throw them together under cruel circumstances and they must see if they can find in each other what they both lost: A father and a son.
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Description: My name is Anthony Maxwell. I am a Victorian gentleman, a writer, addicted to coffee, and something of a private detective. I have taken up the challenge of writing down some of my more fantastic cases to share with readers. This is only the beginning of the first of the greatest cases I ever solved...
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Description: Excerpt of "On a Foreign Field". Chapter Three: Reeve is captured on the field at the Battle of Stirling.
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“I've come to the conclusion that a man without a cause is nothing. He has nothing to look forward to, he has nothing to work toward; he is as a man lost, wandering in the darkest part of his heart to find a deeper, better purpose in his life.”
Hazel B. West, On a Foreign Field: A Story of Loyalty and Brotherhood

“When you are a soldier you do not always realize there is anything beyond the will of your commander, the will of your king. But when you're on the field of battle, when the swords clash and the colors fly above you in all their glory, there comes a time when you wonder: Why am I here? All the brilliance fades, the glory becomes meaningless; the blood spilled and comrades dead, all for nothing when you have no cause to fight for.”
Hazel B. West, On a Foreign Field: A Story of Loyalty and Brotherhood

“Kilroy," Jeremy said and the boy turned to face his father again. "Stand fast, boy," he told him. "Stand fast.”
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“The words of the bards come down the centuries to us, warm with living breath.”
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“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
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“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.”
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“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”
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“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
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message 34: by Hazel

Hazel West Cayla wrote: "A huge congratulations on the finish and release of your new book, Wolfsblood! I'm not sure if I'll be able to pop in for the release party, but either way hats off to you! :)

Hope you have a love..."


Thank you! Well, it will be up on the blog for a few days so you can stop by anytime :) And the giveaway will be running through July 20th, so if you want to enter there will be plenty of time to do so :)


message 33: by Cayla

Cayla A huge congratulations on the finish and release of your new book, Wolfsblood! I'm not sure if I'll be able to pop in for the release party, but either way hats off to you! :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!


message 32: by B.B.

B.B. Shepherd Hazel wrote: "Happy Thanksgiving!"

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


message 31: by Hazel

Hazel West Happy Thanksgiving!


message 30: by Hazel

Hazel West B.B. wrote: "Hazel wrote: "Went to my local bookstores to spend my birthday money today, and got some of the books I have been wanting to buy for a while =)"

Happy Birthday Hazel!"


Thanks =)


message 29: by B.B.

B.B. Shepherd Hazel wrote: "Went to my local bookstores to spend my birthday money today, and got some of the books I have been wanting to buy for a while =)"

Happy Birthday Hazel!


message 28: by Hazel

Hazel West Went to my local bookstores to spend my birthday money today, and got some of the books I have been wanting to buy for a while =)


message 27: by Hazel

Hazel West Check out the cover reveal for "A Case of Poisons"
http://hazelwest.blogspot.com/2013/05...


message 26: by Hazel

Hazel West Amanda wrote: "Thanks for the group invite, Hazel!"

You're welcome, hope you enjoy =)


message 25: by Amanda

Amanda McCrina Thanks for the group invite, Hazel!


message 24: by Hazel

Hazel West Ahh, that was a close one! Yes, I always try to remember to back my stuff up as soon as I'm done with it. I remember the pins and needles feeling of using my old computer and wondering whether it would lose my files, My laptop is a lot more nice to use because I don't have to worry about that too much.


message 23: by Mara

Mara I almost fried my laptop yesterday - on accident, naturally. Had a moment of panic and was immediately glad that I had backed up my story on a Flashdrive. Thankfully, though, the computer didn't die. Phew!


message 22: by Hazel

Hazel West Man I hate it when I don't have my laptop!!!! I hate being forced to use a Windows computer!!!


message 21: by Hazel

Hazel West I got my first five star review today from a complete stranger!! Sweet as a nut! =D
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 20: by Hazel

Hazel West Tour for "On A Foreign Field" starts today! Go check it out!
http://hazelwest.blogspot.com


message 18: by Hazel

Hazel West Currently waiting for a haul of books I ordered from Powell's! So excited =)


message 17: by Hazel

Hazel West I don't think anyone fully appreciates my love for the Dummies series...


message 16: by B.B.

B.B. Shepherd Hi Hazel! Thanks for friending me. I look forward to conversations with you :)


message 15: by Buffy

Buffy Thanks for friending me! It would be great to talk steampunk. :)


message 14: by Hazel

Hazel West As do I! Thanks for the invite, Cassandra =)


Cassandra Giovanni Thanks for accepting my friend invite! I like connecting with other authors!


message 12: by Hazel

Hazel West Soo... what's next? Gladiators or Victorian steampunk....I'll write both!!


message 11: by Hazel

Hazel West Just got me proof copy!! Looks awesome, not just have to figure out if the one annoying margin is my fault or happened in printing... grr...


message 10: by Hazel

Hazel West You know, I bloody hate facebook. It's even hard to create an account for a fictional character (hits head against the wall)

In other news, I just ordered the proof copy of "On a Foreign Field" Hopefully that will turn out much better!


✽Laurenj426✽ Hi Hazel! Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
So, I mostly read YA novels. I'm trying to get into more classics though also. I read basically any YA, but mostly fiction. I'll read paranormal, dystopian, contemporary, adventures and stuff like that. I like heroes and people who can stand up for themselves and aren't reliant on everyone else. I like strong willed characters.


message 8: by Hazel

Hazel West Odd's Fish! I can't believe tomorrow is the Fourth!!!


message 7: by Hazel

Hazel West Well, that's okay ;) thanks for entering!


Daniel Ottalini Thanks for the kind words! I entered your giveaway too! Not normally my thing, but I want to start reviewing other indie writers more often!


message 5: by Hazel

Hazel West Thanks again, so much Karen! I'm very excited by that news =D


KarenLana Ballad of the Highwayman is finally in circulation at my hometown library! Hooray! =D


message 3: by Hazel

Hazel West Haha, I'm glad you are enjoying it! =D


KarenLana The Highwayman arrived today and I've read the first three chapters. Very intriguing so far and I hate to put it down but must do some work, LOL!


message 1: by Hazel

Hazel West Okay, I'll start discussion here so no one will be afraid. Feel free to comment at anytime on my profile or my blog or about any of my books and such.
Slainte, Hazel


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