It’s hard to believe that the day is finally here when I have an entire trilogy–Book One, Book Two, and Book Three–in all its page-filled glory sitting on my shelf with the name Tamara Shoemaker on it.

I started writing the first book, Mark of Four, back in 2013. I let it sit for a while, polished it, sent it through the agent-submission rodeo, took it back, polished it again, professionally edited it, and finally put it on the market in November 2015. I put the second book on the market in March 2016, and now, book three is here in October 2016!! An entire trilogy in under a year!

Details. I’m so excited about this book; it’s my favorite of all the ones I’ve written! Why? ‘Cause cool magic. And battles. And bad guys. And action. And swoon-worthy heroes. And romance. And loyalty. And friendship. And good things. And hard things. And more.

Check Guardian of the Vale out for yourself! I’d love to see this book shoot up on Amazon’s ranking system on release day. 🙂 Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to hear about free deals and discounts! Enjoy!

Guardian of the Vale Low Res

Clayborne Training Institute, a school for teen Elementals, has fallen beneath a sweeping nationwide coup led by the Elemental Alliance, a party of power-hungry sectarians. Having narrowly escaped the fight for the school, Alayne Worth, Quadriweave and possessor of the Vale, flees Clayborne with twenty-three desperate students seeking the headquarters of the Last Order, the underground organization planning to wrest control from the Alliance. Danger shadows her steps as the struggle for the Vale and its power stalks ever closer to home.

Conflicts, perils, enemies, and rebellions push Alayne toward a cataclysmic battle that threatens to rend CommonEarth at the seams, and the Vale is the linchpin that decides the victory or the defeat. When those closest to Alayne threaten her possession of the Vale, will she and the world in which she lives survive the fallout?


  1. Jim Duncan says:

    You are a brilliant novelist who has perfected a triology that would match the wonders of such a writer as Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” by enhancing the imagination through suspense, action, verbal energy that captivates the mind, geniune relational love, and even a most surprising and delighful ending! Keep your brilliance shining with all the intrique of your imagination. It takes time for public awarenes to elevate the uniqueness of your writings that will generate a larger audience who caters to such genre as you have produced. Thank you for your recognition and efforts in producing such writings as you have done.

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  2. Bob Whitely/QT Games says:

    I know this is an old post now, Tamara, but I’m sure you’re still excited about what it means for you. Congrats on getting your trilogy out the door. I see it has many stars on Amazon. Good job!! And you got them on the market fast! I just finished my second book, but haven’t put it on the market yet due to another commitment. I’m halfway through my third book (it’s not a trilogy – the first was actually an anthology, of which I wrote 2 novellas and was the developmental editor). Anyway, I’m excited for you. Keep writing and may 2017 be your best year ever (and the start of even more good things to come!)


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