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Welcome to the official group for Between the Light and Dark, hosted by the book's author. Anyone is welcome to join!

Submission Guidelines for Fan Art:
:bulletred:Artwork must be related to Between the Light and Dark.
:bulletred:No mature content will be accepted.
:bulletred:Keep it tasteful. The group founder reserves the right to deny any pieces deemed inappropriate.
:bulletgreen:Number of submissions is unlimited. Submit as much artwork as you like to the “Fan Art” folder.
:bulletgreen:If you have any questions, leave a comment or note the group and I’ll get back to you.
To celebrate one year since Between the Light and Dark’s release, the Kindle edition is available for free, now through November 26th! This is the perfect chance to read the book for the first time, or to spread the word to your friends so they can enjoy it too. Today also kicks off your chance to win a signed paperback copy of the book through a Goodreads Giveaway, which will remain open through December 15th.

Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! You can download the free Kindle App, available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC.

To my readers of this past year, thank you for reading, giving feedback, creating fan art, and all the ways you’ve shown your support. Love you all!

S.L. Colton
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For the fantasy novel Between the Light and Dark, by Shannen L. Colton. Available now in paperback and Kindle editions!


How well do you know your enemies?

The light and dark elves have warred against each other longer than anyone can remember—that’s why Elysia, princess of the light elves, is only allowed outside after nightfall once a year. This year, a grim surprise awaits her after the Harvest Sunset.

Taken from her escort by a host of goblins, Elysia finds herself dragged away from her homecity and blighted with an ailment that will rob her of her life within a week. Her only hope is to put her trust in her mysterious rescuer, an elf who claims he can provide her with an antidote, but it comes in the hands of the very people the princess fears above all others: the dark elves.

Swept away in her rescuer’s schemes, Elysia is led on a journey she never would’ve expected, one that brings her to question everything she’s ever believed about her kingdom’s adversaries.
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Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just finished Between the Light and Dark, and I absolutely loved it!

While I do see room for growth in your writing, it's a wonderfully solid first novel. I was intrigued right from the prologue, and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure of the first half. However, the story really began to shine in the latter half, and that is when I was fully emotionally engaged. I feel both the writing style and the characters and their plot really matured at that point, and the story truly came into it's own. 

I fell in love with all of the characters (or loved to detest them, as the case may be) and there were some truly delightful twists to each of them, as well as the plot - I'm a seasoned enough reader that I gleaned some of the threads, but I'm delighted to say the nuances were perfectly delivered surprises that wove a fabulously engaging tapestry. 

And my greatest praise is that you pulled off a true ending, leaving no loose thread to dangle, even the most minuscule, and I am very content with how each character was dealt with (noi'mnotcryingyourcrying). Yet there is still potential for a sequel to be added to the weaving, should you so choose. 

tl;dr: It's a great story, and I hope to see you grow as an author for many years to come :heart:
theLostSindar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! I’m overjoyed to hear my book was so well-received. It really means so much to me, I can’t even describe it Day56 - Happy Cry  I will certainly keep striving to improve my writing and bring what I learn to my future novels! Writing this first one was such a great experience; lots of hard work, but totally worth it! I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the story and characters :aww: Thanks again for your thoughtful review! :hug:

Vivacia18 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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