Novella and short story available for purchase

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Just a reminder that Portal to Gaming and The King and Queen of Wands are available for purchase on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble NOOK.

Portal to Gaming is the first in the Arc of Fantasy a six-book science-fiction/fantasy series and is set in a distant shining and idyllic future. The story follows nineteen-year-old college student Fen Willows, son of Professors Farold and Victorie Amie Willows, two universally renowned alien archeaologists, as his world starts to tumble apart. The idyllic life is not for Fen. He longs for excitement and travel, to join his parents on their excavations, but war with an alien race known as the Salmorians keeps him on Earth. The break-up with his boyfriend doesn’t help matters any. To distract him from his loneliness and broken heart, Fen takes to the gaming simulators of Portal to Gaming. His best friends, twin brothers Daniel and Wolfgang Evans, join him.
It is there Fen’s life starts to turn upside down. A stranger approaches him from behind and utters three words Fen never expected.
“Draw your sword.”
Before the fight can take place, Fen is transported back to the real world and told the man doesn’t exist. The phenomena do not stop there.
In the midst of this and unknown to Fen, his parents harbor secrets, ones that will change the universe and the course of Fen’s life. Forever.

Portal to Gaming and Arc of Fantasy are coming of age stories and are for science-fiction and fantasy fans who want to see a different set of heroes mixed in with the traditional. Enjoy playing video games as well? These stories will be for you!

Portal to Gaming is currently in ebook format only and is priced at $3.99
Arc of Fantasy will contain multiple worlds, magic, and adventure. The Sons of Thor is the second story in the series and follows Daniel and Wolfgang Evans as they try to understand what’s happened to them and as they make their way to the legendary twin-headed fire wyvern of King Lopt in hopes of returning home.

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The King and Queen of Wands is a fantasy short story revolving around Ragnarök and the clashing of worlds.

Rumors are circulating around Asgard – Loki and his son, the dire wolf Fenris, have broken free of their bonds. The time for Ragnarök, their doom, is at hand, thus putting the Gods of Asgard on edge.
Loki and Fenris never show.
For weeks, the Gods wait and prepare, wait and prepare, only for the impossible to happen.
After three long, harsh winters, spring, wonderrul, colorful spring blooms. The change of events disturbs Odin, Allfather and King of Asgard, and he decides to investigate the truth behind the rumors. With his son Thor, he heads to the cavern where Loki and his son were bound away.
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Zeus has it made. He is the King of Olympus and all the Gods. Even his elder brothers bow to his might. He has a beautiful wife in Hera, the worship of the mortals, and kingdom filled with plenty of food. The lives are the mortals are his to play with as he deems fit. Life is grand for there are no others like him.
Or so he assumes.
Everything changes the moment Hermes approaches him and says words he never expects to hear. There are trespassers in Olympus. Worse, they are stealing from the sacred groves, and they are not mortals. Curious and a bit angered, he sets out with Artemis and Athena to capture the thieves and to bring them to justice.
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Loki is hungry. For centuries, he and his family have had little to nothing to eat. For centuries, he’s sworn vengeance upon the Gods of Asgard for their slights and insults and for the deaths of his sons, Narvi and Vali. However, things have changed. His wife, Sigyn, needs food more than she does vengeance for the loss of their children, and Loki intends to care for her. Fortunately for him, he’s stumbled into a land where food is plentiful and the weather warm. No one will mind if he takes a few things here and there.
Worlds are about to collide with interesting and devastating consequences.

The King and Queen of Wands is for fans of Greek and Norse mythologies alike, for fans of Odin and Zeus, Thor and Loki. The story is currently available in ebook format only and is priced at $2.99

Snow in Olympus is the sequel to The King and Queen of Wands and is the start of a seven book series.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/elise-k.-rasha
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Elise%20K.%20Ra%27sha&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank

I’ve also made a minor change to the Arc of Fantasy series. As you may have noticed, I’m dropping the “h”. I thank my sister for the concept. I love it. I just wwant the series name to be more appropriate for what I’m doing.

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Three Degrees Below Zero – The Homeless Experience, Part 4

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It’s been rather cold in Philadelphia lately, about what I’m used to from living in Michigan, actually. One of the only differences is there’s not six feet of snow on the ground right about now.

The other is the cold isn’t bothering me anymore or keeping me staying inside a whole lot. I am staying inside – I’ve not lost all of my marbles – but three degrees below zero isn’t keeping me from doing what I need to do. In fact, I’ve been enjoying the cold weather when I never used to care for it much. It’s amazing what being where you’re meant to be can actually do for you. I don’t have a place to live yet, but I’m still happy. This city is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to me. There’s nowhere else I want to be. I’m grateful for my time in Bremerton and the Seattle area, but it wasn’t home. H

Home definitely makes a difference.

Some updates: The Sons of Thor is coming along quite nicely now. As I want this to be a novella, I’m trying to not go too crazy on details just yet, and I’m feeling like I’m coming close to finishing up the first draft in the next week or so. The tricky part will be typing up everything. I’m trying to utilize what computer time I can get right now wisely, and I still haven’t gotten myself a library card yet. That is coming.

Second, for the freebie, that will need to be typed as well and proofread. I’m excited about that as well, but more so about The Sons of Thor. Things are coming along nicely.

Third, The King and Queen of Wands has inspired its own series. As mentioned before, the first story is called Snow in Olympus. I’m not announcing any publication dates just yet. But it will be good!!

Also, I do plan on finishing and polishing up Frost Giants. I’ve not forgotten about that. My goal is to have it ready for the 2015 holiday season. I’m crossing my fingers.

Anyway, that’s it for now. Enjoy the weekend, my friends! And don’t forget that Portal to Gaming, Book One to Arc of Fantasy and The King and Queen of Wands are available on Kindle and NOOK.

Happy Thor’s Day!

Portal to Gaming/The King and Queen of Wands

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Just to get this posted to facebook and twitter. Please help me to spread the word!

About:
Portal to Gaming

Portal to Gaming is the first story in my six book series, Arch of Fantasy. Arch of Fantasy is a science-fiction/fantasy blend involving space travel, multiple worlds, and the fate of the universe hanging in the balance. The series itself features several different heroes, each with specific goals and tasks.
Portal to Gaming introduces three of those heroes, nineteen-year-olds Fen Willows and his best friends, twin brothers Daniel and Wolfgang Evans. Fen is the only child of Farold and Victorie Amie Willows, two universally renowned alien archaeologists and pioneers in the field. Set in a shining distant universe, mankind has achieved all kinds of wonderful, beautiful things, such as space travel and equality for all. Life on Earth itself is idyllic, peaceful . . . and not for Fen. He longs for travel and excitement, anything to distance and distract himself from the painful break-up with his boyfriend. However, war with an alien race known as the Salmorians keeps Fen stranded on Earth while his parents, thanks to military funding, continue to travel to dig sites, hoping to uncover anything to end the war. To gain what his heart desires the most, Fen takes to the gaming simulators of entertainment juggernaut, Portal to Gaming. Daniel and Wolfgang join him.
It is in the simulators that Fen’s life takes a dramatic turn towards the interesting and bizarre. A stranger approaches him from behind and utters three words.
“Draw your sword.”
He does so, but the fight never happens. Fen is whisked away to the safety of the real world where he’s told no one approached him. Fen, who is suspended for two days, and his friends leave the facility.
Life is about to become more complicated for Fen. Strange events take place around him when he least expects it, and he’s at a loss for how to explain them. He’s convinced he’s not going crazy, but Fen keeps the incidents to himself, a secret of his own to bear.
Fen isn’t the only one with a secret. His parents and his best friends have a few of their own as well. The ones his parents keep are at the heart of the conflict with the Salmorians, and they are ones that will alter the universe. Forever.
Portal to Gaming is available on Amazon Kindle for $3.99
http://www.amazon.com/Portal-Gaming-Arch-Fantasy-Book-ebook/dp/B00MQ68JNQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418677871&sr=1-2
Portal to Gaming is now available on NOOK for $3.99
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/portal-to-gaming-elise-k-rasha/1120942910?ean=2940150257382
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About:
The King and Queen of Wands
The King and Queen of Wands is a fantasy short story, blending the Greek and Norse pantheons.
Rumors are circulating around Asgard – Loki and his son, the dire wolf Fenris, have broken free of their bonds. The time for Ragnarök, their doom, is at hand, thus putting the Gods of Asgard on edge.
Loki and Fenris never show.
For weeks, the Gods wait and prepare, wait and prepare, only for the impossible to happen.
After three long, harsh winters, spring, colorful spring blooms. The change of events disturb Odin, Allfather and King of Asgard, and he decides to investigate the truth behind the rumors. With his son Thor, he heads to the cavern where Loki and his son were bound away.
**
Zeus has it made. He is the King of Olympus and all the Gods. Even his elder brothers bow to his might. He has a beautiful wife in Hera, the worship of the mortals, and kingdom filled with plenty of food. The lives are the mortals are his to play with as he deems fit. Life is grand for there are no others like him.
Or so he assumes.
Everything changes the moment Hermes approaches him and says words he never expects to hear. There are trespassers in Olympus. Worse, they are stealing from the sacred groves, and they are not mortals. Curious and a bit angered, he sets out with Artemis and Athena to capture the thieves and to bring them to justice.
**
Loki is hungry. For centuries, he and his family have had little to nothing to eat. For centuries, he’s sworn vengeance upon the Gods of Asgard for their slights and insults and for the deaths of his sons, Narvi and Vali. However, things have changed. His wife, Sigyn, needs food more than she does vengeance for the loss of their children, and Loki intends to care for her. Fortunately for him, he’s stumbled into a land where food is plentiful and the weather warm. No one will mind if he takes a few things here and there.
Worlds are about to collide with interesting and devastating consequences.

Available on Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble NOOK for $2.99
http://www.amazon.com/King-Queen-Wands-Elise-Rasha-ebook/dp/B00PM9R6SS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418677871&sr=1-1
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-king-and-queen-of-wands-elise-k-rasha/1120960202?ean=2940149969357
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These are the current listings for both Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Stay tuned for the release dates for Arch of Fantasy, Book 2: The Sons of Thor and Snow in Olympus, one of the “missing” scenes from The King and Queen of Wands