Alison Naomi Holt

Creating adventure one character at a time

Alison Naomi Holt is an American fiction writer and screenwriter. She writes in multiple genres including fantasy, mystery, and psychological suspense. Her screenplay, The Door at the Top of the Stairs was a quarter finalist in the Austin Film Festival and a semi finalist in the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Read Full Bio

Alison, being the ex-cop that she is, is writing about a subject that she knows intimately and it shows in this book and it’s sequel, “Credo’s Legacy”. I find it refreshing that this author, coming from a police background–a very serious and sometimes deadly occupation–has such a keen sense of humor…..it’s definitely an added plus to her story telling.

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Kayro's Korner

I am continually impressed with the Ar’rothi series. From the opening lines of Book 3, I was gripped with the tension of battle and the details of tactics. In fact, I blazed through the opening chapters needing to know what happens next.
More than just battles, this book continues the growth of Kaiti, the Spirit Child, her importance in the world, and her maturing into a fighter who will do anything to protect her friends and those she loves.

There are real dangers here, injuries take real tolls, and death is always at hand. But so is love, redemption, and passion.

In this book, we learn much more about previously side characters and their importance to the continuing saga. And, as all good books in a series, it leaves the reader wanting more, anticipating the next book. Book 4 cannot come too soon.

Lawrence Kriv

Reviewer

Cover for Fantasy Fiction Duchess RampantGreat News!

I want to say thank you to everyone who helped get Duchess Rampant up to #42 in the lesbian fantasy category. You’re reading it and obviously recommending it to your friends. Here’s a big wave to those of you who have taken the time to leave a review. If you’ve been meaning to leave one and simply haven’t gotten around to it yet, here’s a link to Duchess Rampant’s Amazon page. If you head over there now it would be greatly appreciated!

This is what you helped do

If anyone would like an ARC copy to read in exchange for a review, contact me and I’ll get a copy to you.

What a fun book to write, and judging by what my Beta readers are saying, it’s fun to read as well!

Let’s see

Credo’s Betrayal is coming along nicely. Don’t forget you can look on the lower right side of this page to see how it’s shaping up. Right now it has almost 25,000 words so it is about 1/3 of the way through.

As for me, I’m still playing around with my horses, working on my house and playing with my dogs. Until next time!

 

 

Duchess Rampant

Fighting for her kingdom is her duty. Fighting for those she loves is in her blood.

Aurelia “Bree” Makena, the Duchess of Danforth, waits on a beach near Port Emnal in front of her three thousand troops. As the waves lap against the hooves of her battle mare, Lioth, Bree watches the enemy ships deploying more warriors against her than she’d ever thought possible. Victory may prove an insurmountable task.

Soon enough, however, she discovers that wrestling victory from defeat in this battle is just the beginning. Because the landing force is only a diversion for the real attack—one that if successful, will defeat her Anacafrian king more surely than an arrow driven through his heart.

You are invited to enter Ar’rothi, a world as vividly realized as Narnia or Middle Earth, a world where animal spirits guide humans towards enlightenment, and in which a warrior duchess and a disgraced princess must join forces against an evil that threatens everything they have learned to love.

Mage of Merigor

I’d like to introduce you to Nathaniel Gauthier, a young mage who begins life a little awkwardly, but is destined for great things.

Nathaniel Gauthier, a young, scholastic mage, battles a wraith to protect his king.

He loses, and he dies.

One thousand years later, Prince Amelon and his sorceress princess, Laucwen, discover ancient texts on the art of raising the dead. Their kingdom languishes under brutal occupying forces. Their only hope lies in resurrecting the long dead Jancor, the greatest battle mage ever to walk the shores of Merigor.

Laucwen sends the magical call for Jancor and accidentally summons Nathaniel instead.

He studied transformational magic at the collegium and skipped most of the classes on warfare and battle tactics in favor of translating ancient texts.

He lost his one and only magical duel.

Now Amelon believes him to be a powerful battle mage and looks to him to fight the greatest magical battle Merigor has ever faced.

If you love heroes that come in all shapes and sizes, follow along with Nathaniel as he learns that being a hero means so much more than simply being the biggest and baddest Mage of Merigor. As always, if you’d like to receive updates on upcoming book releases and would like to receive the first book in the Alex Wolfe mystery series completely free of charge, please join me by signing up for my Newsletter

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