Alphabet Soup for Sylphs [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sylphs. Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Healing, and Battle. They come to the human world to find love, but are betrayed and made into slaves instead, except for in one place. In Sylph Valley, they're allowed to live their own lives and those lives are filled with humour, angst, fury, and passion.


Twenty-four short pieces to accompany the novels in the Sylph series by L.J. McDonald. Enter their world.

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Overview

Sylphs. Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Healing, and Battle. They come to the human world to find love, but are betrayed and made into slaves instead, except for in one place. In Sylph Valley, they're allowed to live their own lives and those lives are filled with humour, angst, fury, and passion.


Twenty-four short pieces to accompany the novels in the Sylph series by L.J. McDonald. Enter their world.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033139972
  • Publisher: LJ McDonald
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 169,759
  • File size: 212 KB

Meet the Author

I first started writing in 1986, when my grade ten English teacher read some of my poetry and said that I had talent. I was so floored at the concept that I started writing short stories. My parents weren't quite so thrilled that I was doing something that took my away from my schoolwork, so I arranged to write a novel for two school credits, thereby turning writing into homework. Those two credits resulted in the creation of the novel Cure for the Phoenix, which I haven't read in over twenty years and which will likely not see the light of day. Even now I remember it as being quite clich├ęd, though my husband likes it.


I did make some attempts to get published over the years, and almost made it at one point, but other things were on my mind. To me, not submitting was easier than dealing with rejection slips, so I stopped trying. I did still keep on writing though. It's true that for writers, it's a compulsion. I just never considered the idea that anyone other than my husband would want to read any of it.


That changed when I picked up a book titled Moongazer by Marianne Mancusi. It had an ad in it for the Shomi Romantic Fantasy Novel Writing Contest, where the winner would get a guaranteed publishing contract in Canada and the United States. I mentioned it to my husband and he nagged me until I entered the first three chapters of The Battle Sylph in March of 2008. Sometime after that, I was wandering the Shomi site and found a link to a page detailing what features the judges were looking for. Other than my book being fantasy, I hadn't done a single thing on the list and figured I must have lost. My husband said, okay, wait for them to confirm that, then ship it out to the next company. You're not hiding for the next twenty years this time.


So, time passed, and the contest closed. The day after the winner was chosen, I was emailed by someone at Shomi who did confirm that, yes, I'd lost the contest, but the head Editor liked my three chapters so much he wanted to see the rest of the book. So I had a minor heart attack and sent it in. I then heard nothing until November 2008, when I was contacted by Chris Keeslar, Senior Editor for Dorchester Publishing, asking if the book was still available. I said yes, as were the four sequels. A week later, he bought the first three books in the series and I had another near heart attack. I also decided I needed an agent.


It's a lot easier to find an agent when you submit emails with subject lines that read "I have a guaranteed publishing contract for three novels - need an agent". Within a month, I'd signed with Michelle Grajkowski with the Three Seas Literary Agency, and the rest, hopefully, will be happy history for everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    !

    I liked this "alphabet" tale.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2014

    Where are all the LJ McDonald books?

    Where are they all? b&n have a reference for books they arent even selling? Makes no sense I have to purchase kindle edition of the sylph hunter on my phone app that just came out since b&n doesnt have it for nook. Its ashame. They are all great books

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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    Reading the Soup was fun

    Not many books can give you a good time on every page but Mr. McDonald makes it happen with this book. A fun and entertaining read for all 26 moments. Thank you,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Playful return

    Those who enjoyed the original story line LJ delivered in the Sylph books will find this book to be a charming peek through the windows of the characters and neighborhoods everyday lives, see what happens when a city is built around the sylphs. One can only hope to see more full novels from this writer.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    i love this author well written

    i love this author well written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Its short

    Its okay but i wish her other battle sylph books were on here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    It's ok

    It is a follow up book, I was interested in the Queen of the Sylphs but it is $70+ dlls
    This book has a bunch of little stories and a lot of new Sylphs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Different

    Totally different style, good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Laugh out loud

    Quick &funny, hurryy up & write some more!

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