Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

General Section

General Ages Catalog
To streamline the site more the various catalogs have been revamped. There are still three pages, one for all ages books, one aimed for children’s books, and one for more advanced or adult-oriented works. All pages will have links to where to get all editions of each book in question. For direct orders please send the book title and amount via email and you will be invoiced, also specifying if you are an individual, bookstore, or library. Larger direct from publisher orders may take longer, and unless there is a request for signed copies my be shipped directly from the printing facility used.
You are viewing the general ages catalog. This is where you will find stories available to the widest age ranges. For those very young I suggest the children’s catalog. If you are old enough for adventures, light romance (heavy romances if accepted would be in the adults section), poems, and entry level religious or spiritual themes though then you are in the right place. If you are looking for something heavier then please check the Adults’ Section.
Novels

Selkies’ Skins: Castle and Well
Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Illya Leonov
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Selkies are Scottish seal people, and are considered magical shapeshifting creatures, able to interbreed with humans. Spoken of in many old stories, the females are said to make caring wives, and the men to be charming and good lovers. If their skin is captured, they will remain on land, though more is heard about women being captured than the men. If they find their stolen skin, they will return to the sea and any mate or family therein, though remaining nearby to watch over their land-children.
What happens though, if a Selkie never manages to reclaim her skin before her death, and so remains with her children? What happens if her family is a magical one, and her subspecies had been created by the cooperation of sister water goddesses? Further, what if the drive to return to the sea remains strong in the offspring, and as servants of these goddesses, provide their care despite being disliked and untrusted by both full blooded Selkies and humans when found out.
We come then to modern times. First a fishing family, favored then by fortune and Marsali's magic, the Makay clan grew to a merchant family that went on grand voyages for the good of the Magical Community. Few now remain, and those are now waterwitches, primarily interested in tending duties set by deities that few believe actually exist, and the health of the waters both locally and planet wide.
Kirsty has little choice in her fate, only how it will manifest. There are tests to pass, a place that she may have to occupy prematurely if her visions prove true, and a need to earn her sealskin to be complete. Will Etain return safe to port, and will Kirsty survive her training and test? There are complications along the way, will she be able to stay on the course she's trying to set? In this first book of what is intended to be a trilogy Kirsty must ultimately go down the Lady's well for the first of her tests of fitness, while also having to balance school and family.



Dragon Shaman: Book One, Taming the Blowing Wind
By Teresa Garcia (
formerly as Teresa Huddleston-Garcia)
First Edition
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Createspace and Amazon are awaiting the new cover art for edition two, at which time the first edition will be retired. Emphasis will then shift over to Amazon and Createspace due to the high costs of Lulu (which charges double since they order from Lulu). Right now it is much cheaper to order this book from Lulu.

Every girl yearns for adventure, romance and magic in their lives. BlowingWind had all of these and lost them, just as she was starting on what she thought would be the greatest adventure of her life. Now, she is being called out by the forces of life and undertaking the journey into adulthood alone. However, journeys always seem to entail healing, and a quest to find her lost love turns into something even greater. Take Ryu is a boisterous magma ryugami trapped for five years beneath Mt. Fuji for the crime of becoming too engrossed in human affairs. Upon the end of his imprisonment he emerges to find a strange and undefended shaman woman within his territory. Falling prey once more to his kind heart he too is swept up in the threads of a destiny that neither human nor dragon could have ever believed.



Dragon Shaman: Book Two, The Smoky Mirror
By Teresa Garcia

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BlowingWind, though still yearning for her lost love, must move on as painful as it is. Still following the quest she was called upon, she must now look inside herself for the strength to find out who she really is. With an impending move to Hokkaido, a rambunctious love-struck young dragon, a Kitsune that is still roped into helping test her, and two Tengu that are still applying her tests, which world is more important? What will she see when looking into her obsidian mirror? What is the next chapter of her life and training? What happens when she isn't even allowed to start setting her roots firmly in one world before a trip to another?

Poetry
The Beast, the Hope, the Only Sun
By Elizabeth Buckley
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Elizabeth Buckley gathers a collection of poems from the points of view of some of her characters. The Beast, the Hope, and the Only Sun provides snapshots into their development. Written as a high school student, the poems also reflect a journey out of depression, from start to the shining light at the end. Who are the Beast, and the Hope, and who or what is the Sun?



Call of the Kami
Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Andrea C. Missias
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Magic is that breath never quite caught,
Flowing always just behind the scenes,
And only glimpsed when sought.



The spirits of the past and present call out to those with the ears to hear. The worlds of the Kami and Mankind are not far apart, and perhaps the border is only in the mind. Primarily this was intended to be a collection of poetry inspired by and retelling some stories from Japanese mythology and feeling the path of Shinto generated while working on my first novel. However, it has become much more. Meditate upon the poems and a flower unfolds slowly before your eyes, allowing a glimpse into a world unseen.



Mythical Minstrelsy: Year One
Teresa Garcia
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Gather under the tree with the traveling bard while she recounts poetry and short stories centering around various mythical and magical creatures. Month by month her project grew as her supporters lent their ears. Here and there she shares some artwork, some snippets about her books, and even a little in the realms of meditation. This is year one of the project that started on Patreon, and incorporated Maria Lightwatch, a character of Teresa Garcia's that never got to see a great deal of use in the real she was created for, as the figurehead.



Ink Drops and Paint Drips: A Collection of Haiku and Thoughts.
Members of the ASA/Project Catfort and Trotsdale Libraries
A collection of art, poetry, stories, and essays from the creative members of the Nova Echelon and Astrid Sector Alpha groups from Second Life.




Short Stories, Novellas, and Anthologies
The Adventures of Lightning the Cat
Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Teresa Garcia
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A collection of three short stories, from the life of Lightning, a real live care kitty.
Lightning has a lot of work since his family consists of one perpetually stressed preteen, a young autistic boy, and a mother balancing university, children, and being an author. Join Lightning in his adventures as a care kitty.
Contains a special extended version of "Lightning's Job" as well as "The Battle of the Tomato" and "Disarmament".
"Lightning's Job" introduces us to Lightning, and his love of a particular red fruit. In "Battle of the Tomato" see whether he gets his way and wins his tomato. Join Son and Lightning in "Disarmament" while Lightning saves the day and makes the path back to the apartment safe for Mother to bring in the laundry.
Good for helping show children some of the many things service cats (care kitties) do, as there are more service animals than just dogs.
Lightning's stories are meant as stand-alone mini stories, but it was suggested to bundle them, as well, for children to listen to.
Ornaments
Teresa Garcia
Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
At Seal Point two half selkies share their family's traditional Yule habits with some long lost full selkie relatives. Not all of their family is at home, and some will never return. Yet, they are still included. Set in a parallel Earth where magic and mythical creatures still lurk.



A Short Story from the Selkies' Skins universe. The character Amehana also makes appearances in the Dragon Shaman series and in Stories of Spirits.



Dreamweaving
Teresa Garcia
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Dreamweaving pits Diamondixi, a Dreamweaver, and Amehana, a storm ryuugami and priestess, together with Diamondixi's companion ice phoenix in an effort to save the halfbreed selkie Justin from the fate of ultimately becoming a Finman. But, is the effort real, or is it just a dream? Or is it both and perhaps something more all at once?



This story is written at the request of Kristina Stumpf, who was a backer for the Selkies' Skins Kickstarter project. Starting in the area of Mt. Rhiana in the realm of Dragon Hearts, the three erstwhile heroes cross from one world to another and into the reality of Selkies' Skins. There, Diamondixi crosses into the dream of a young lad that had been kidnapped long ago.



A Short Story from the Selkies' Skins universe. The character Amehana also makes appearances in the Dragon Shaman series and in Stories of Spirits.



Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals
Teresa Garcia
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Kirsty Makay finds a strange book in the library of Castle Carrick early in her school career. The Book of Seals seems to be written by a monk several centuries ago when Christianity was first brought to the Isles. Why is this book covered with a seal fur, and was this monk really human? What does Kirsty find between the covers?



Homeward Bound
Marantha D. Jenelle
Sharon Maitland discovers shortly after her sixteenth birthday that her entire life had been based on lies. That proves to be the least of the shocks that she would undergo in the months following her birthday - one of which would forever shatter her belief in reality as she had always known it. There is a key choice that she must make, upon which the fate of her life and the world rely... but what is it?
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Impossible Love
Marantha D. Jenelle
Khrystiana had always been different, a difference that had kept her from being chosen from amongst the other children at the orphanage. She had always been more or less alone, for not only the children mostly avoided her, the staff did as well. Khrystiana would learn on her sixteenth birthday just how different she truly was, due to a series of event that would occur... Events that would prove that she had not been as alone as she had always thought.


Irony
Marantha D. Jenelle
Estimated Ebook Release: late 2013
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For superna refuge leader, Hathim, being in the middle of a centuries old war with the pure-bloods was bad enough. He certainly did not need the added burden of learning that there might be a traitor amongst those at his refuge as well. That all paled into insignificance, however, when rumors began spreading that the humans had developed a poison lethal only to hybrids. When members of his own refuge begin dying of a strange illness, Hathim knows he has only one recourse... He must track down and totally destroy the place that is manufacturing the poison, and its creators. His biggest challenge? Staying alive long enough to do it.



The Partner
Marantha D. Jenelle
Smashwords
Jameson Edwards had a bum deal in life, losing his home, his children, and his work partner through the machinations of his evil witch of a wife. Some friendships are stronger than death though, and sometimes ghostwriting is a very literal thing.



Stories of Spirits
Author: Teresa Garcia
Narrator: Jacquelyn Wyer She never finished. Will be narrated by Teresa Garcia instead.
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Five short stories of dragon spirits and ancestors, in a Japanese milleau. Some are set in ancient times, others are more modern. Each short story that has new vocabulary has a mini-glossary of Japanese terms that were utilized.



Includes:
Ancestors
Dragon Dance
So Close, So Far
Dark and Light
Watcher



The Dragons’ Beads: A Treasury (volume 1)
Various Authors
Edited by Teresa Garcia
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This first volume of what is hoped to be a multi volume project highlights essays, art, poetry, and short stories featuring and/or about dragons. Originally it was supposed to be a contest to highlight the best dragon stories and poems from young authors. The project had to be adjusted due to a lack of submissions (likely because this is a young and little known publisher). Perhaps future volumes will be able to have more competition, and it is hoped that in the future THG StarDragon Publishing will be able to afford having cash prizes to fuel writer’s interest in exchange for featuring the “beads” of their stories.

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