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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 western novels NEBRASKA: Walk the Shadow Trail placed 1st in Historical Romance at the 2015 Paranormal Guild's Reviewers Choice awards and 2nd in Other Novels at the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; NEBRASKA: Vengeance from Eden was a Top 10 finisher in the 2014 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. She also placed in the Top 10 Authors for 2015 from that same poll.

In 2014, TUESDAY'S CHILD (by Icy Snow Blackstone) won 1st in Contemporary Romance at the Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice awards.

THE EARTHMAN'S BRIDE (writing as Icy Snow Blackstone), re-released by Class Act Books in May, 2012, placed first in Alternate Romance
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Toni V. Sweeney I review books for the New York Journal of Books and am plowing through my TBR list for them. Currently, I'm ready a new Scott Turow novel Testimony.…moreI review books for the New York Journal of Books and am plowing through my TBR list for them. Currently, I'm ready a new Scott Turow novel Testimony. This books was unsolicited and sent directly from the publisher. I also have Devil's Call by J. Danielle Dorn and Afterlife by Marcus Sakey which is going to be made into a movie so I want to finish the novel before I see the film. I also have Bill Schweigart's new novel The Devil's Colony. I've reviewed Bill's two other novels and can't wait to read this one. He'd mentioned to me that he was writing a trilogy. That should take me through August, at least.(less)
Toni V. Sweeney It already has. See A Bit of the Dark World. My heroine is in an automobile accident in which her husband is killed and shortly afterward discovers…moreIt already has. See A Bit of the Dark World. My heroine is in an automobile accident in which her husband is killed and shortly afterward discovers she's pregnant. There's fear at what the accident may have done to her unborn child. Same here, except my husband didn't die in the accident. Everything came out HFN, but sometimes when he misbehaved, I'd think my son was a bit like Robbie in my novel, however. :)(less)
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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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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.


Daniel
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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