Storm of Arranon Fire and Ice by R E Sheahan


Newly commissioned Interceptor fighter pilot Captain Erynn Yager settles in to a routine at a covert military base on Arranon. The love between Erynn and Jaer, Fayn of the Anbas Warriors, grows, and finally her life seems complete. With the recent threat of an alien invasion crushed, she believes the worst is behind her.
Her peaceful existence won't last.
Dhoran, the sovereign of Arranon's underworld, rises from the dead to possess an unwilling human. In his disguise as a surface dweller, Dhoran's powers grow as he plots a war that will plunge Arranon onto a path of destruction.
Visions of a dark realm invade Erynn's thoughts and dreams, drawing her deeper into the enigmatic consciousness of Arranon. Erynn enters this underworld realm, intensifying her connection to the heart and soul of the living Arranon.
Faced with new challenges, Erynn discovers help awaits her in unexpected places.

Honorable Mention in Writer's Digest's Self Published Book Awards for MG/YA 2013
Judges Commentary
Structure and Organization: 5
Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot (if applicable): 5
Character Development (if applicable): 5
Judges Commentary*:
First of all, this is a gorgeous-looking book. The production on it is really professionally done, and it definitely does not look like a lot of self-published books. Awesome choice in artwork!
What struck me right away and really set this apart from the other books in the contest is how well written it is. You drop us right into the action — chapter after chapter — and sprinkle in just enough details that we are SHOWN what we need to be shown so that we can experience the scenes right along with the characters, rather than being TOLD a lot of details and exposition, etc. Really well done!
As well, your verbs remain active throughout, which makes for very clear, snappy writing.