Prix Aurora Award nominations now open

The Prix Aurora Awards are now open for nomination. Five Rivers Publishing has several eligible works you should consider: In the Novel Category A Poisoned Prayer, by Michael Skeet. This is a swashbuckling tale with a strong female protagonist, an interesting twist on magic and Catholicism, set in a pseudo-17th century France around the time of The Three Musketeers.  A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney. Weird, wonderful, a Dirk Gentlyesque tale gone complete awry and absurd….

A Poisoned Prayer now in audiobook

Michael Skeet’s thrilling historical fantasy, A Poisoned Prayer, is now available in audiobook through iTunes, Amazon and Audible. Great historical fantasy It’s a swashbuckling tale set in 1680s Paris. Dashing swordsmen compete for the favours of licentious women, and magic—God’s Blessing—is strong enough that prayers really are answered. Into the City of Light comes Lise de Trouvaille, a young noblewoman of modest means and no apparent Blessing, searching for an advantageous marriage. But the first eligible man…

Interview with Michael Skeet, author of A Poisoned Prayer

Michael Skeet’s debut fantasy romance, A Poisoned Prayer, releases May 1, 2017. Michael Skeet is an award-winning Canadian writer and broadcaster. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he began writing for radio before finishing college. He has sold short stories in the science fiction, dark fantasy and horror fields in addition to extensive publishing credits as a film and music critic. A two-time winner of Canada’s Prix Aurora Award for excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Skeet lives in…