Wind of Choice

Title: Wind of Choice
Series: Unexpected Heroes #1
Release Date: 23 January, 2019
Genre:
Pages: 280
ISBN13: 978-1-950230-00-6

Desperate to escape his fate…

…winged Ahjin strikes a bargain with his god.

But is his freedom worth the cost?

All sixteen-year-old Ahjin wants is to be a skydancer, but the god he doesn’t believe in has other plans. Assigned to be a priest, he runs away before his initiation. 

But when his god is kidnapped and asks for help, Ahjin sees an opportunity for blackmail. In exchange for his own freedom, he’ll find and rescue the god from the mysterious force that’s somehow powerful enough to restrain the deity.

How hard could it be?

What Ahjin doesn’t know is that all the gods have disappeared. Suddenly, there’s more at stake than his own dreams. Without the gods’ care, the elements will destroy the world.

Aided by the gilled islander, fire mage, and shapeshifting healer he meets on the way, Ahjin races against escalating disasters. But can he save the world from shattering?

Wind of Choice is an enchanted coming-of-age adventure full of twists, turns, humor, unexpected friendships, danger and heroism. Get your copy today.

“Fantasy at its finest. Marty C. Lee combines richly drawn characters, timely humor, & intense danger in an epic adventure that will keep readers captivated.” –Liz McCraine, author of Beyond the Sands

“Fantasy at its finest. Marty C. Lee combines richly drawn characters, timely humor, & intense danger in an epic adventure that will keep readers captivated.” –Liz McCraine, author of Beyond the Sands

Add on Goodreads
Buy the Book: Direct from authorKobo (affiliate link)AmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksOther retailers & library distributersRegular printLarge printHardcover

Also in this series:

Seed of War

Title: Seed of War
Series: Unexpected Heroes #2
Release Date: 24 September, 2019
Genre:
Pages: 280
ISBN13: 978-1-950230-04-4

Lies, suspicion, and a desperate trek.

In a world where no race trusts another, the shapeshifting jaguar Ludik became friends with the strangers who helped him save the world from feuding gods. Now a gilled translator, a fire mage, and the winged messenger of the Gods have come to his home for his long-delayed wedding.

But before Ludik and his beloved can pledge their love, an accidental death threatens their happiness. Bad enough that a Fox trespassed into Cat territory, worse that he picked a fight with a bigger Leopard, but the true disaster is the witness who is running home to report that the Cats murdered his kin.

In a mad race to keep the misguided Dog from starting a civil war, Ludik must follow the trail through hostile territory and turn a fierce Wolf into an ally. If he can’t root out the seeds of war before they sprout, how will he preserve the life of the woman he adores?

Seed of War is the 2nd novel in the Unexpected Heroes series, a secondary world fantasy with shifters, mermaids, and winged people. If you enjoy mystery, danger, and justice, you'll love Seed of War.

If you want an adventure with lots of fun banter and laugh-out-loud situations, or if you want a journey that will make you cry and think deeply about forgiveness, read Seed of War. – M. L. Farb, author of The King’s Trial

Add on Goodreads
Buy the Book: Direct from authorKobo (affiliate link)AmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksOther retailers & library distributersRegular printLarge printHardcover

Also in this series:

Wave of Dreams

Title: Wave of Dreams
Series: Unexpected Heroes #3
Release Date: 29 May, 2020
Genre:
Pages: 282
ISBN13: 978-1-950230-08-2

A treasure map could change her life or lead to her death.

For a sixteen-year-old mermaid, the best part of becoming an adult is the party. Even though Nia must host it on land for the sake of her gill-less friends, she can flirt with all the cute boys.

But her mom’s gift is unexpected— an old map and the news her long-lost dad disappeared in the Dragon Isles.

With her friends and a charming suitor, Nia follows her missing dad’s trail on an adventure to the supposedly cursed islands. Will she find love and discover her dad’s fate?

Maybe. Unless the curse is real.

Romance and danger swirl with the tide, and undercurrents could sweep her away.

 

Wave of Dreams is the 3rd novel in the Unexpected Heroes series, a secondary world fantasy with shifters, mermaids, and winged people. If you enjoy adventure, pirates, and sweet romance, you'll love Wave of Dreams.

Marty C. Lee does an amazing job in Wave of Dreams of building a unique fantasy world and pulling you right into it. I was blown away by the detail that went into her writing. The world really comes alive. —Laura M. Drake, author of Unexpected Magic

 

A thrill to read… plenty of surprises to keep me on the edge of my seat. A real page-turner from start to finish! — R. L. Perez, author of the Timecaster Chronicles

Add on Goodreads
Buy the Book: Direct from authorKobo (affiliate link)AmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksOther retailers & library distributersRegular printLarge printHardcover

Also in this series:

Spark of Intrigue

Title: Spark of Intrigue
Series: Unexpected Heroes #4
Release Date: 4 January, 2021
Genre:
Pages: 280
ISBN13: 978-1-950230-14-3

Assassins, kidnappers, and conspiracies.

In the last two years, Zefra helped defeat a band of pirates, avert a war, and even rescue the gods. What *can’t the fire mage do?

Get her dream job as a guide and explorer.

Though her deeds are famous, no one believes the legends are about a scrawny, sixteen-year-old girl. With no prospects for work, Zefra is on the edge of starvation.

After someone tries to kidnap her, and assassins and poison menace her friends, they leave to try their luck in another city, safe from threats.

But danger follows them...

 

Spark of Intrigue is the 4th novel in the Unexpected Heroes series, a secondary world fantasy with shifters, mermaids, and winged people. If you enjoy conspiracies, gods, and shapeshifting spies, you'll love Spark of Intrigue.

Horses, danger, adventure, romance. This is definitely my kind of read.

 

—Liz McCraine, author of The Kingdom of Aggadorn series

Add on Goodreads
Buy the Book: Direct from authorKobo (affiliate link)AmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksOther retailers & library distributersRegular printLarge printHardcover

Also in this series:

Tales of Kaiatan

Title: Tales of Kaiatan
Series: Unexpected Heroes #5
Release Date: 4 May, 2021
Genre:
Pages: 342
ISBN13: 978-1-950230-18-1

From the world of Unexpected Heroes, enjoy backstories to the novels, as well as prequels, sequels, and side quests. Some characters you will recognize, and some are new. Some are minor characters who insisted on telling their own story. All are waiting for you to join them in their adventures, escapes, romances, challenges, joys, dangers, friendships, and secrets…

Eighteen stories of pirates and mermaids, shifters and winged people, rewards and revenge, romance and careers, lost family and found friends.

 

Winds: Prejudice against a new priest might send him home in shame.

Brother: Her brother is doomed to suffer unless she can help him escape. 

Negotiations: A trade agreement leads to love, but can it lead to marriage?

Friends: Can their friendship last, or will his arrogant dad force them apart?

Resef’s Hammer: To become an adult, he must survive the desert for a month.

Visitors: His first guests are more of a headache than he expected.

Sayaka: She must find a new role for her clan among the nations.

Trefoil: Desperate for a new home, what will it cost them? 

Healing: He must persevere in a foreign school  to perfect his healing skills. 

Captured: A fishing crew discovers a bigger danger than storms at sea. 

Marathon: Can she win a cross-country horse race without her brother?

Pirates: Trapped for months, can the prisoners finally escape? 

Together: She's not sure how she feels about her parents getting married.

Scorpions: Monsters provide the fastest way home—but only for the brave. 

Lapwing: Can they survive the desert—and drag a wanted criminal with them? 

Home: After 25 years of exile, he might finally have a chance to go home. 

Wedding: With disaster & diplomacy finally over, today they finally marry.
Patience: A career girl must choose between her dreams and her suitor.

(For a free sneak peek, read Unexpected Tales, which features four of the stories from this collection.)

 

Add on Goodreads
Buy the Book: Direct from authorKobo (affiliate link)AmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksOther retailers & library distributersRegular printLarge printHardcover

Also in this series:

Unexpected Tales

Title: Unexpected Tales: Four Stories of Kaiatan
Series: Unexpected Heroes #4.5
Release Date: 10 July, 2020
Genre:
Pages: 120
ISBN13: 978-1-950230-12-9

Four short stories from Kaiatan, the world of Unexpected Heroes. Mermaids, shapeshifters, and winged people--oh my!

In an underwater village in Nokailana, can the friendship of the new boy and a pretty girl last, or will his arrogant dad force them apart?

In the desert of Iskra, for a young man to be considered an adult, he must live alone in the desert for a month without weapons or supplies, if the desert doesn't kill him first.

In Darrendra, land of the shape-shifters, a young woman competes to be a five-year champion in a cross-country horse race, but can she triumph without her brother at her side?

In winged Ioj, prejudice against a new priest’s back-country origins might send him home in shame.

Add on Goodreads
Buy the Book: Direct from authorKobo (affiliate link)AmazonBarnes & NobleApple BooksOther retailers & library distributers

Also in this series:

Unexpected Heroes Sheet Music

Title: Unexpected Heroes Sheet Music
Series: Unexpected Heroes #5.1
Release Date: 21 September, 2021
Pages: 5

Ever wondered what the music in Unexpected Heroes actually sounds like?
Now you can get the sheet music!

 

All four songs from the series:

Home Again, from Wind of Choice;

You Are My Light, from Seed of War;

Where Are the Ladies, from Wave of Dreams;

and City of Witness, from Spark of Intrigue.

Buy the Book: Direct from author

Also in this series:

The Cat’s Fortune

Title: The Cat's Fortune
Series: Legends of Kaiatan #1
Release Date: 15 December, 2021
Genre:
Pages: 56

On another world, so long ago that truth has faded into legend, a cat and a boy seek their fortune together. You think you know the story, but do you?

 

Orphaned and homeless, young Aktar travels to the city of Rapata for a better life.

But it seems the rumors of gold-paved streets are false. Can he find a home and a job before he starves? Maybe with the help of a foundling kitten.

 

A retelling of Puss in Boots and Dick Whittington, set on the fantasy world of Kaiatan, home of the Unexpected Heroes.

Buy the Book: Direct from author

Also in this series: