Virtual KDP Bookshelf Promoting Selected Self-Published and Indie Authors

 Balsano's Books

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Hi, I'm Rachael Balsano ... welcome to my bookshelf. My beautiful  elven assistant  is Vaessa, who made the transition from flower shop 'Into-Flora'™ to my mini-library- equally wonderful vocations, I'm sure you'll agree. Vaessa's story can be found in the novel 'Svelt'. Together, we run Balsano's Books- a virtual  bookshelf  somewhere between Alpbach, Austria and Merewood, Anglost.

Balsanos is the website of  fantasy author Chris Whyatt, but we also showcase the works of  other selected indie/self-published authors.

These works are permanently discounted from the print list prices, and the authors also run special promotions at various times bringing you, the reader, wonderfully produced Kindle books at a reduced price. We specialise in epic/humorous fantasy, sci-fi and adventure. Please look around and grab yourself a great read, from a great author! The individual book buttons will automatically take you to your correct site region on Amazon.


  Must Reads!


Pratchett meets Tolkien in this contemporary romp through fantasy-land! Gonald the Mighty, ancient, weather-beaten, but still rather handsome barbarian, heroically scales the pitiless slopes of Mount Terror on the worst night in living memory to finish a job that he should have completed twenty years earlier


Inspired by true events, this fast-paced and compelling novel chronicles a handicapped family's struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. A story of personal transformation, it documents their life-and-death struggles and their ability to give so much ...

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18 year old Romany Gypsy, Eve O'Sullivan, is spending her gap year working in Paris. Wishing on an evening star for romance and adventure she soon has mysterious twin brothers, Laurent and Olivier, vying for her affection.
Ancient truths of witchcraft, architectural secrets and historical figures are revealed ...


Author Marco Ocram has a supernaturally reckless way with words. While other novelists handle story structure without disaster, Marco’s impulsive narratives come to life in the real world. And when a corpse is discovered in the local shipyard, he can’t help but write himself into ...

No good ever came from letting a wizard breathe, and Marigold allowed Cezare's lungs to fill just once too often. No more, not now. Grim was the work to come, but it needed to be done.

The tower awaits. The barbarian enters alone.


1852. With the business of the Moonstone diamond finally laid to rest, Mr Franklin Blake and his wife Rachel are now happily married, living in London, and blessed with a healthy baby daughter named Julia. Mr Blake has taken his late father’s seat in Parliament, and his party’s fortunes are on the rise ...


Aliens walk among us and always have since life first arrived and evolved on planet Earth. In this stunning new book Adam Williams reveals research carried out over the last three decades. According to Williams, he has personally met and interacted with aliens who've lived on 'our' planet for the last four point five billion years. He has been encouraged to finally reveal the information shared with him now, as according to 'the elders' ...


"The Weaver of Odds" introduces 13-year old Vivian Amberville to her unique if hazardous power of altering odds, outcomes and the very substance of reality.
Vivian is an orphaned child who uncovers her imagination can influence certain events, and even twist reality ...

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Magic can be fun unless, of course, you haven’t got a clue how to use it. When a levitation spell goes calamitously wrong, Raven meets a young man who makes her heart go pitter-patter. Turns out her Prince Charming is actually a prince – and quite charming.
They find Cumulos Castle which floats in a cloud high above the earth. There they encounter a Scots mage, a Transylvanian witch, and . . . a purple creature with the disposition of a honey badger.


Pastiche story from H.G. Wells’ WAR OF THE WORLDS from the perspective of H.M.S. Thunder Child’s Royal Navy crew. The year is 1898 and the story unfolds through the eyes of an ironclad crew and a land-based clerk attached to the War Office, Mister Albert Stanley. Gradually everyone moves towards the dreadful outcome as the strange alien tripods rampage around Victorian Britain.

Cursed, friendless and shunned, fraudulent seer Kerrid, born of a fisher-hunter clan, holds two beliefs. That in her psychic abilities and exuded light she is unique, and as Voice of the Lady she’s exempt from an arranged marriage. Both convictions are shattered when nine boats arrive from the east carrying the ancient Chief Uissinir who wants her for his wife, and five of his sons who emit lights and share tricks like her own. 


On the run-down trading airship, The Reliant, rule number one is that no one gets left behind.
So why is it that Captain Oisín Gonagain seems to spend more time chasing down errant crew members than actually trading?
It doesn’t help that Gonagain and his more-or-less trusty, mismatched crew have accidentally got themselves caught in the middle of a vicious time war between the Traditionalist and Geokinetic factions – and in possession of some highly controversial  ...


Tryam dreams about becoming a legendary paladin of old and combating the evil that is falling across Medias like a malevolent shadow. But as a ward of the Church, he is forced to obey every whim of an overbearing abbot who preaches peace above all else.
Dementhus is a wizard of immense power and even greater ambition. To further his ends, he has broken faith with the Wizard Council and has learned the forbidden magic of necromancy.


A drunk wizard. A former apprentice seeking revenge. A troop of oddballs who need some serious help.
Whizzfiddle the wizard has a problem. His past apprentice, the vindictive Treneth of Dahl, has brought up legislation claiming Whizzfiddle has never completed a quest to the letter of the contract.
The Wizards' Guild deliberates and sentences Whizzfiddle to find a quest, get it contracted, and finish it to the letter ...

Balsano's Books

It is our aim to continually expand these pages and showcase not just new authors, but also the work in progress of established writers. So, if you would like your work, or, indeed, the work of others to appear on these pages ... you know what to do! Readers and writers alike, please put forward your suggestions by contacting head librarian, Vaessa Inajoor:

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