News, commentary, and fiction by Barb Hendee, co-author of the Noble Dead saga (; author of the Mist-Torn Witches series, the Vampire Memories series, and more.

“Tales” Now Available at

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HW1_Tales_Logo_128 finally opened up its e-publishing portal four days ago, and we were waiting and ready. All currently released Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga have been published to their online offerings and most are now popping up in their international sites. [Read on for more on this.]

You can find Kobo links on our “Tales” and “Books” pages at Oh, and of course Kobo does have free apps for all platforms; you will find links to those as well.

NOTE: Homeward, I: The Game Piece by Barb has yet to complete the publishing shunt to the Kobo catalog after four days. We are looking into any problems and will update when glitches get worked out. Since the Homeward sequence stories are autonomous, this should not be a problem. You can always pick up the The Game Piece later if you are a Kobo customer.

For Our International Readers…

Like Amazon’s AZW/MOBI format, Kobo sells internationally in the EPUB format, the true industry standard for e-publications. This is a bit of relief, as we have heard from some frustrated fans abroad who want access to our privately published works. So if you are outside the US territories, and you use something other than a Kindle app/device, you can now get your hands on our “Tales” at

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The Mist-Torn Witches

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The road a novel takes to publication seems long sometimes.  My editor sent me her revision requests for the The Mist-Torn Witches, and I've spent the past few weeks revising the novel.  I just sent the final copy back to her.  The cover is being created, but I haven't seen a hint of it yet (smiles), and I am curious.

These novels are set in Droevinka (Magiere's homeland), but the characters and the storyline are entirely new--yet set against the same backdrop as Sister of the Dead in a world of princes, with the heads of the noble house vying for power.  Two sisters from a small village end up serving one of the great houses as "gypsy seers," using their abilities to solve issues and mysteries.  I will keep you posted as production on the first novel progresses.  The publication date is May 2013.

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UPDATE: Homeward, III: The Sapphire

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HW3This new release is now live and available at Barnes & Noble as well. You can find the direct link to it by visiting the Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga page at [And yes, this title remains available at Amazon.]

Other Vendors…

We’re still waiting for the Kobo e-publishing portal (for Kobo ereader devices) to come online. With a little luck, that should happen soon, as July was the target last mentioned by

A recent re-experiment in listing “tales” for sale via Google Books (“Google Play”) produced negative changes (without our consent) when the first work went live for purchase. This in turn had a negative impact on listings with other vendors. All “tales” were immediately pulled from sale via Google Books.

Works in the “Tales” project will not be offered through Google Books for the foreseeable future; J.C. has burned too much time with this one vendor already. As mentioned before, anyone with an Android based phone, tablet, or other device can easily download and install an “app” for any other major online ebook vendor.

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Now Available: The Sapphire (eBook)

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HW3Homeward, III: The Sapphire

Barb Hendee
$3.00 USD
Short story, 12k+ words; English Only

This fourth offering in Tales from the world of the Noble Dead Saga should (again) please our fans of the undead. For more information please visit the “Tales” page at or the product pages at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. [Also available at all international Amazon outlets.]

NOTE: This story has been published as well to Barnes & Noble but has not yet appeared for sale in their listings. Keep an eye out for it if you are a Nook or Nook app user; we will also post notice ourselves when it appears there.

While you’re at our site, you can also have a look at the previous “Tales” releases in the “Homeward” and “Bones of the Earth” sequences.

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Though set in the world of the Noble Dead Saga, the “Tales” stories and sequences do not require knowledge of the saga’s books/series. You can easily pick up and read one as your first venture in this world.

You Don't Need an EReader

Apps for Windows, OS X, Android and iOS devices to purchase and read ebooks are available for free. If you later buy a device, all of your previously purchased books from the device's vendor will load to your new device as well as still being available through your vendor-based app.

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