J.M.D. Reid's Books

Jewels of Illumination

Burdened by regrets, a disgraced guard turns to a magical blade he is reluctant to wield.

Life had gone wrong for Obhin. Once a respected palace guard, now he sells his sword as a bandit. Trapped by his missteps, he little reason for hope...

Until one young woman sees more in him.

Passionate and headstrong, Avena has no patience for bullies. Haunted by her own bleak past, the healer sees in Obhin a chance for escape...a chance for them both.

This misfit pairing must learn to trust each other as they struggle to survive in a city of poverty and vice, for dark sorcerers, underworld crime bosses, and brutal bandits scheme to destroy them.

Can they polish clean their stained souls?

Embark on a fantasy adventure rife with tension, intrigue, and deceit, centered around two flawed characters who find strength in each other, perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson, Andy Peloquin, or Brent Weeks.


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Included in this box set:

* Diamond Stained - Jewels of Illumination Book One
* Ruby Ruins - Jewels of Illumination Book Two
*Obsidian Mind - Jewels of Illumination Book Three

Other Books in this series:
Emerald Strength - Jewels of Illumination Book Four
Amethyst Shattered - Jewels of Illumination Book Five

Jewels of Illumination Box Set: Books 1-3

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Diamond Stained

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To escape his dark mistakes...

 

...Obhin must wield his magical blade again!

 

Life had gone wrong for Obhin. Once a respected palace guard, now he sells his sword as a bandit. Trapped by his mistakes, he has no hope.

 

Until one young woman sees more in him.

 

Avena, passionate and headstrong, has no patience for bullies. Dedicated to healing, she struggles to escape her own bleak past. In Obhin, she sees a chance for them both to escape.

 

In Kash, a city of poverty and vice, the two must find trust in the other to protect those they care about. Dark sorcerers, underworld crime bosses, and brutal bandits scheme to use and destroy them.

 

Can they polish clean their stained souls?

 

You'll be enthralled by this exciting fantasy story because the flawed characters will keep you reading.

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Ruby Ruins

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Betrayal cuts deep.

 

Obhin has found new life defending Dualyn, the famed magical engineer and his servants. With the daring Avena at his side, Obhin takes the fight to the enemies that seek to use Dualayn's talents for their dark and selfish ends.

 

When a raid goes bad, Obhin finds an enemy that not even his resonance blade can face. A betrayal that cuts so deep it shakes him to his core.

 

And threatens to destroy Avena.

 

Only in the ruins of the ruby city can hope be found. Can Obhin find the strength to face the darkness once more?

 

You'll be enthralled by this fast-paced and exciting fantasy story because of the rich characters will keep you reading.

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Obsidian Mind

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How deep into the darkness...

 

will Obhin plunge to save his love?

 

Last summer, Obhin thought they had hidden the most vulnerable part to Avena, the woman he loves. If any one were to find her disembodied mind, they could threaten her life.

 

Their enemies have found it.

 

Now Obhin has to risk not just his life, but his very soul to earn it back. With his magical blade, he'll have to commit high treason. A bleak future lies before him. An irreparable act which will forever sunder him from Avena.

 

But what else can he do? Let her die?

 

You'll be enthralled by this exhilarating and heart-pounding epic fantasy story because of the rich characters.

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Emerald Strength

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Even the broken can find...

 

the strength to fight!

 

Crippled by the assassination attempt, Obhin has to adjust to his new life. No longer can he swing his magical sword and fight at Avena's side.

 

And she's never needed his help more.

 

The White Lady and the Brotherhood are scheming to break the Warding and flood Kash with demons. Avena is giving her all to keep the city from falling into chaos and prop up the king's weak rule.

 

How can Obhin help her when he can't even stand.

 

He will have to find that strength within him to rise to the fight. If not, he'll be swallowed by his own darkness and lost.

 

Will he stand? Or will he fall?

 

You'll be enthralled by this exciting and emotional epic fantasy story because of the strength of characters.

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Amethyst Shattered

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Darkness has cracked the world!

 

The White Lady's plan has succeeded!

 

Obhin and Avena's fight to protect their home has never been more deadly. The world has cracked. A Rift of Night opens onto a demonic realm. Monsters out of forgotten myth rampage through their city.

 

Obhin must rally the defenders before all is lost. With his magic blade, he'll plunge into the horde and drive them back.

 

Will his sword be enough?

 

As Obhin fights, Avena must delve into esoteric secrets. Only by unraveling the secret of the jewels will she have any hope of sealing the rift. Time is running short. If she cannot discover the truth, destruction will consume her home.

 

Does she have the strength to fight through her own guilt? Or will she be lost to the darkness, too

You'll be enthralled by this exciting fantasy story because the flawed characters will keep you reading.

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Mask of Illumination

Mask of Guilt
Book 1 of the Mask of Illumination

We all wear masks. Some do so to hide from their own guilt.

Lady Foonauri's life of indulgence and chasing wealth has left the young noblewoman empty inside. She wears a mask of happiness while she is consumed by guilt for the two men she loved...
And destroyed.

One man sees her as more than a beautiful ornament. He sees a woman who can change the world. He offers her a new mask to wear and the chance to do something meaningful with her life: Steal a dangerous artifact before it falls into the wrong hands.

Can she shed her mask of guilt and find purpose in her life? Will the life as a thief bring her peace?
Or is she entering a world that will swallow her whole?

You'll be captivated by this tense fantasy tale involving passionate, driven, and troubled characters.

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Mask of Vengeance
Book 2 of the Mask of Illumination

Scarred by betrayal, revenge becomes an obsession. Can this thirst for vengeance be sated, or will it lead to ruin?

Now a member of the Cracked Gems, Lady Foonauri has become Jade: A thief stealing to make the world better. Haunted by her companion's betrayal, she pushes forward. In a dangerous city ruled by a crime boss, the Cracked Gems stand alone against twisted schemes, treacherous princesses, deadly warriors, and religious fanatics.

When a job goes bad, Jade comes face to face with the traitor. Garnet has returned for the Emerald Spear and is prepared to hunt down her former allies until they hand it over.

Fear and vengeance trouble the Cracked Gems. Jade wants to make Garnet pay for her betrayal. While the traitor possesses magic and is skilled with a sword, the Cracked Gems have their wits.

Will it be enough, or will Jade's desire for vengeance lead her group to disaster?

You'll be captivated by this tense fantasy tale involving passionate, driven, and troubled characters.

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Mask of Hope
Book 3 of the Mask of Illumination

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Can her damaged soul hope to find love again?

Lady Foonauri runs from love. The guilt of her past mistakes leaves her feeling undeserving of it. Embracing her alter-ego, the thief Jade, she seeks purpose in her new role.
Will it be enough?

Or, is she deluding herself?

When she learns Pharaj, Prince of Roidan, will be attending a meeting, Foonauri leaps for the chance to meet him. The young and dashing man occupies her thoughts, but she fears loving another.

Still, hope suffuses her. Conflict grips her. Will loving Pharaj fill that hole in her heart?

Danger and intrigue surround Prince Pharaj as his rival, Princess Xiona, plots to seize Roidan for herself. Risking her heart would draw Foonauri into a web of intrigue and betrayal.

Does she have the courage to take a chance on love?

Or will she hide behind the Mask of Jade the Thief?

You'll be captivated by this emotional fantasy thriller featuring compelling characters and a constant air of intrigue.

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Mask of Betrayal
Book 4 of the Mask of Illumination

Betrayal hides behind a friendly mask!

Calamity had befallen Lady Foonauri and her king. To save them both, the noblewoman-turned-thief will have to pull off her greatest caper yet.

She must smuggle her king out of the occupied city, and she had no idea who she can trust.

Betrayal has struck deep. There is a traitor in their midst.

With Queen Xiona's plot to seize both thrones, Foonauri is the only hope for King Pharaj, but he lies unconscious while his palace is besieged by his own countrymen. Civil war racks his kingdom and his allies dwindle.

Once more, Foonauri must don her mask and become Jade the thief, hoping to pull off the impossible.

Can she smuggle Pharaj and their friends to safety when treachery lurks the heart of one of her allies?

Can she decipher the treachery hiding behind a mask of friendship?

You'll be captivated by this emotional fantasy thriller featuring compelling characters and a constant air of intrigue.


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Mask of Redemption
Book 5 of the Mask of Illumination

Can a nobelwoman-turned-thief rescue her lover from the grasp of a mad queen?

Roidan's civil war has come to a bloody end. King Pharaj's castle has fallen. Before Foonauri could return with a special weapon to change the fortune of battle, her lover was captured by Queen Xiona's forces. Once more Foonauri must don the mask of the thief, Jade.

Foonauri has failed to protect the man she loves, but now she has a chance for redemption. She will need every ally she can gather if she wishes to save Pharaj...even one who is a traitor.

But Jade is reeling from her own emotional scars. An unforgivable betrayal has traumatized the thief. Nightmares and terrors beset her.
How can she save Pharaj when she can't even trust herself?

Can Jade defeat Queen Xiona and steal back the man she loves?

Will she find redemption or failure?

You'll be captivated by this emotional fantasy thriller featuring compelling characters and a constant air of intrigue.


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The Storm Below Series

The Stormriders approach, certain to leave death and destruction in their wake.
Can one young man find a way to defeat them?
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"The world building is original with lovely characters and lots of action. Strongly recommend it." - ★★★★★ Review

Ten years after his father’s death, the memory of the attack still haunts 19-year-old Ary. On the eve of the draft, he faces his greatest fear: being sent to join the marines.
He knows the cost of war.

Ary dreams of marrying his childhood sweetheart, building a farm, and starting a family. But the Stormriders threat of war puts his loved ones and his plans in jeopardy.
Wishing for peace won’t make it true.

For love, for his people, and for the life he desires, Ary makes a decision that will change everything.
Thus, begins The Storm Below.

This box set contains the COMPLETE Storm Below Saga:
1. Above the Storm
2. Reavers of the Tempest
3. Storm of Tears
4. Golden Darkness Descends
5. Shattered Sunlight

The Storm Below is a beautifully creative fantasy epic. Action-packed, dark, and intense, this fantasy series features characters you are certain to love…and others you will love to hate.

 

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The Storm Below Box Set: The Complete Epic Fantasy Series

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