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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Cover for Fantasy Fiction Duchess RampantGreat News!

I’ve completed the third book in the Seven Realms of Ar’rothi Series, Duchess Rampant. What a fun book to write, and I know it will be just as fun and exciting to read. It’s currently out to my Beta Readers and I’ll put it on pre-sale in the next few days. 

The Duchess of Danforth is kicking some ass and all of her friends and retainers are along for the ride. Join her as she battles Desdamea’s invading armada and comes close to losing her life several times over. Not only that, but the conniving Queen of Orgundy has plans for Crown Prince Darius as well.

And pirates! We have pirates who aren’t exactly your typical rock ’em sock ’em bad guys.

All of this rolled up in this action-packed, fun-filled novel you won’t want to miss.

 

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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The Spotlight Effect

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