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Edie Roones’ fantasy Summer Sieges,  ordinary people battling extraordinary odds and foul sorcery.   


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Summer Sieges by Edie Roones

Her body jerked.

Beren muddled her way up.  Slowly.  Into the pain.

Another jerk.

Return was . . . sluggish.  A great darkness.  A lesser one.  She wanted to retreat from waking, crawl back into the deep blackness, but pain pulsed in her head and throbbed along her arm, denying any escape.

Her body jerked again.

Hands were on her.  At her hips.  Metal clinking.  A lift.  She groaned.

The hands stilled then gave another jerk that peeled something from beneath her.

And then a growl, deep, predatory.  As black as the darkness.  Danger as old as time.

Whoever had pulled at her scrambled away.  She tried to open her eyes then realized they were open, to night-black.  The dancing lights weren’t in her throbbing head.  They were torches bobbing, some bigger and brighter, others distant, like the will o’wisps that hovered over deepest springs and in magickal glades.

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The first book in the alternate medieval fantasy by Edie Roones:  Seasons in Sansward

& Edie Roones’ First Book

& the First Book Published by Writers’ Ink Books

Summer Sieges

Honor and death? Or cowardice and life?  Stark choices, and not that easy.

Beren, a warder at Caldew Keep, swore an oath to defend her lord and lady.  The

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arrival of the Watrani horde, allied with the Gitane Witches, changes the world she has known.  The Witches are sorcerers who have been exiled from Sansward for generations.

Beren’s keep lady orders her to protect the Eye, a magical crystal that increases a wielder’s power.

Besides the magnification of power, the Eye has two other important purposes: 1)  It can remove the curse that transformed the fighting Prica warriors into wolves.  2) It will free sorcerers who were trapped in stone at the end of the Great War between the mages and the witches.

And the Gitane Witches are searching for the Eye.

Lady Treasache intends to steal away with the Eye in a desperate bid to keep it from the Gitane.  The Prica Storr thinks to use the Eye to shift back into man.

Will Beren sacrifice herself in a futile attempt to guard the Eye?  With only a sword as defense against sorcery, can she survive a battle against the Gitane?  Or will she discover that the road to death is littered with people who chose honor over life?

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Outlaws of Wild Sherwood

In this anthology, five men are the Outlaws of Wild Sherwood, and they encounter Robin Hood’s enemies as well as the Faeries of British legend.

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Wild Sherwood short story 6First up, Dav the Wrestler, a friend of Robin Hood and his men.

A Twist of Faerie Magic

Twist after twist reveals the true heart.

Dav spent months earning prizes for wrestling, all to raise enough coins to marry his love Edrys.

On his return to Nottingham, however, he discovers Edrys married another man during his absence. When he sees bruises on her, he threatens her husband.

Then the man is found dead, and Dav is accused.

How can a twist of Faerie magic reveal the true culprit?


No fighter, unskilled with knife or bow or sword, the singer Alan discovers a way to defeat Robin’s enemies.Wild Sherwood short story 7

“A Faerie Song for a Feast”

Masks, Mummers, and a Faerie Song

When a corrupt abbot double-charges the rents of simple farmers, Robin Hood and his men decide to intervene. Alan-a-Dale risks playing a song learned in the land of Faeries to help Robin Hood and his men.

Yet the Faerie Elandrielle warned him never to play music he learned while visiting Underhill.

What will she do when he breaks her command?


Wild Sherwood short story 8Arthur à Bland joined the outlaw band. What will he do when he believes Little John has wronged his sister?

“Mischief Of A Faerie”

A Challenge With Quarterstaves

Arthur’s sister names a bearded giant as her newborn’s father. The only bearded giant that the young poacher knows is the outlaw Little John. Arthur storms off, resolved to force John to support his child.

He can’t shame an outlaw into honor. He can’t force a man taller and stronger than he is to shoulder his responsibilities.

Will the Faerie Iofrin’s mischief lead to the answer?



The outlaw Jack Greenleaf only belongs to Robin’s band of men.

“The Green Man”

A Venture With Destiny

Bad luck has plagued Jack Greenleaf for years. Abandoned, evicted, and rejected, he joined the other outcasts in Sherwood Forest. The Green Man of the Faerie may seal his fate.





Gilbert Whitehand works the bar at the Tinker’s Wife Tavern, but he’s a great friend of Robin Hood.

“The Prize of a Golden Arrow”

By Hook or Crook or Arrow

Gil vowed never again to take up the long bow. Then he learns the May Day archery contest is a trap to capture Robin Hood. He resolves to foil the Sheriff’s plan.

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The bundled anthology is available Now!

Lovers of fantasy and the Robin Hood legends, Edie Roones and M.A. Lee enjoy fusing the stories of the medieval English outlaws with the dangerous faeries of British myth. 



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The first five stories with the Robin Hood legends fused with the British faeries appear in the anthology Into Wild Sherwood, which is also available now.

Watch for more stories about Wild Sherwoodmen driven to crime to fight evil and corruption.

Robin Hood,

Will Scarlet,

Little John,

and Much the Miller’s son

A Rare Month at Writers Ink Books

August Celebrations are important here at W.Ink. We celebrate our usual book anniversaries. August is a rare month because each of the 3 writers has a major publication.

More importantly, three of these books are significant anniversaries for our writers.


A Book Anniversary from our collaborating Edie Roones and M.A. Lee

1st up, a fusion of historical legend and fantasy

Short Stories in the second Wild Sherwood collection ~ Outlaws of Wild Sherwood

Published In 2022, All Through August

Five men encounter the Outlaws of Wild Sherwood and the Faeries of British legend.

On the 1st~ ~ ~ “A Twist of Faerie Magic”

A twist of murder. A twist of Faerie magic. And Dav the wrestler caught between.

When Dav is accused of murdering his true love’s husband, will magic reveal the true culprit?

On the 5th~ ~ ~ “A Faerie Song for a Feast”

Masks, Mummers, and a Faerie Song

Alan-a-Dale risks playing a song learned in the land of Faeries to help Robin Hood and his men. Will the song help or hinder the outlaws?

On the 10th~ ~ ~ “Mischief of a Faerie”

A Challenge with Quarterstaves

When his sister names a bearded giant as her newborn’s father, Arthur storms off to force Little John to support them. Yet how can a simple poacher defeat a man taller and stronger than he is?

On the 15th~ ~ ~ “The Green Man”

A Venture with Destiny

Bad luck has plagued Jack Greenleaf for years. Abandoned, evicted, and rejected, he joined the other outcasts in Sherwood Forest. The Green Man of the Faerie may seal his fate.

On the 20th~ ~ ~ “The Prize of a Golden Arrow”

By Hook or Crook or Arrow

Gil vowed never again to take up the long bow. Then he learns the May Day archery contest is a trap to capture Robin Hood. He resolves to foil the Sheriff’s plan.

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The anthology published on the 9th. We couldn’t wait!

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The following 3 Novels are the major reason for our August Celebrations!


A Significant Book Anniversary for Remi Black

2nd, a Dark Fantasy

Dark Fantasy with Weave a Wizardry Web.

Published In 2017, on the 2nd

 This epic novel begins the Fae Mark’d Wizard series and launched Remi Black’s writing career, back in 2017.
a wizard travels sharp-bladed roads.
Alstera is the greatest of the young Enclave wizards, granddaughter to the leader of the Enclave. Yet the wizard leaders thwart her wish to fight sorcery.
Desperate to help the fight against sorcery, she explores ways to increase magical power. Her search leads to the Nexus, a forbidden spell once used to enslave wizards.
Additional dangers threaten the very heart of the Enclave. Shape-shifting wyre kill wizards. A sorcerer controls them from inside Enclave walls. And rumors of vile blood spells increase the danger.
*Weave a Wizardry Web* begins the dark fantasy saga of twisted magic against foul sorcery and the dark corruption that people can sink to.
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Another Significant Book Anniversary, this time from the prolific M.A. Lee

3rd, historical mystery with a dash of romance. The 12th and last book in the Hearts in Hazard series of mystery and suspense with a dash of sweet romance.

A Hazard with Hearts

published in 2020, on the 24th

A very vintage Gothic romantic suspense :: Two wives haunt the castle. Will she be the third to die?

The new bride to the Earl of Sheldrake, Vivienne Northrup claims to be too rational to believe in ghosts.

Yet two wives haunt Sheldrake Hall. Will Vivienne become the third wife to die?

Her husband Max Herrick lost two brides tragically, the first to suicide, the second to an accident. Or were they murdered? Is he a Bluebeard, killing his wives, one after another?

Completing a 12-book series is a great reason for August celebrations.

Amazon shoppers: Fetch it here.

Worldwide, online: here it is.



A Third Significant Book Anniversary, for writer Edie Roones and for Writers Ink

4th and final, classic fantasy and another 1st.

Summer Sieges

published in 2015, on the 31st ~ the Celebration that Tops all August Celebrations

August Celebrations have to include this novel, our first ever as well as the first for Edie Roones

A classic fantasy, set in an alternate medieval world of mages and sorcerers, fantastic enchantments, and bitter battles.

All of her life, Beren has taken orders to the defend the castlekeep, first from her father and then from Lady Treasach. Then the Watrani Horde with their Gitane Witches came and broke the siege.

To save a magical crystal, Lady Treasach orders Beren to gather a small party and they flee through the under-veil to the mountains.

But the Gitane Witches continue to track them.

With the help of a disenchanted Prica, the warrior Storr, can Beren protect the lady and her magical crystal? Or will she fall to the Gitane and the Watrani?

Still only on Amazon Fetch it here.

This novel not only launched Edie Roones’ writing career but is also the first book published by Writers Ink.


Rejoice throughout the month with us. Our August Celebrations are major achievements!


What do you get when Faeries are Fused with the Legends of Robin Hood?

Into Wild Sherwood

an Anthology of 5 Short Stories

For lovers of #fantasy and #medievaltimes & the legends of #Robinhood


Dangerous Faeries Lurk in the Forest

Pursued by the Sheriff of Nottingham and his guards, five people take refuge in the wilds of Sherwood Forest ~ only to encounter the Faeries of British legend.

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Cover by Deranged Doctor Design

“Tod the Fox and the Faeries in the Ring”

Never enter a Faerie Ring. The Faeries like to play.
How can Tod escape them?
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“The Poisoner and the Faerie Huntsman”

Never reveal weakness to a Faerie.
Melly and her hound encounter strange black hounds. Then the Huntsman of the Wild Hunt arrives. Has she fallen into greater trouble?
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“Three Yule Feasts for Faeries”

Will the cook become the final dish?
A Faerie sentinel tempts Ellen to cook three dinners. For each, she’ll receive three purses, copper and silver and gold. But what does the Faerie mean by final feast?
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“Friar Tuck and the Faerie at the Pool”

Beauty is terrifyingly dangerous.
Friar Tuck encounters a Faerie at a forest pool. Can he convince her that he is a man of peace?
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“Alan-a-Dale and the Harp of Elandrielle”

Who can trust a Faerie?
At his lowest point, a Faerie finds Alan and offers her aid. Should he accept her bargain?
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If you love the historical legends surrounding Robin Hood and you’re intrigued by perilous Faeries, then explore the world of Wild Sherwood, from Edie Roones and M.A. Lee.

Paperback and Ebook available at Kobo, Apple, Google, Barnes & Noble, and other online distributors.


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