"Tomorrow will come too soon and yesterday will fall quickly behind, but no regret will be begotten from words spoken in haste from love." --Helnesy, Awakening (Crystals of Syre book 1)

Author Lindsey Cowherd

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Below are links to my books, Quizzes for Contests, and bio.


Notice of Pre-order: The Cost of Redemption (Assassins' Guild of Obseen) will be out October 31st, 2019! Details below.

Books by Lindsey Cowherd

Assassi​ns' Guild of Obseen


Welcome to Obseen, planet of assassins!

Book 1: Vision of a Torn Land (Prequel to book 2)

Book 2: The Cost of Redemption (out October 31st, 2019) Pre-order available!

Book 3: (work in progress)


Quizzes for AG books are below Author Bio!


Crystals​ of Syre Trilogy

Immerse yourself in the world of Syre. Follow the journey to collect the eight Stones of Power and restore peace to the kingdoms of Syre!


Book 1: Awakening

Book 2: Revelation (work in progress)

Book 3 (planned)

Colorado Cowboy Romances

"My Texas Streak"





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Crystals of Syre (book 1, Awakening) https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/945580

My Texas Streak: A Colorado Cowboy Romance Story https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/937433


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Author Bio:

Lindsey Cowherd lives in Salida, CO, where she was born and raised. She lives with her sweetie, Michael, who somehow tolerates her horse-craziness and love of all-things-Asian.


Licensed as an acupuncturist since 2010, Lindsey still finds time for the small stuff: writing, watching almost anything Asian on Netflix, singing and playing guitar, but especially enjoying her two horses, Bricco and Tyrra, and two dogs, Ms. K and Huffington.


She started writing “novels” at a young teen; the Assassins' Guild books being among the first she ever thought up that was beyond her normal obsession of horses. Turning to a world immersed in martial arts, magic, and “places not of this world” allowed her an outlet from everyday living and circumstances out of her control. Now, they are a place to allow her imagination to run wild. In 2019, Lindsey delved into the genre of cowboy romances and found she liked it just as much. With so many possibilities it keeps her worlds alive and growing.

Quizzes for Books

(possible to win 1 of 5 paperbacks of each book)

*This contest is open to readers every year. Answers MUST be submitted through the Author Contact (above) by the end of November so that winners can be allotted and books sent out by the holiday season in December. You can resubmit if you didn't answer everything correctly but author will not inform you of which answers were wrong. Please say which book you are submitting answers for and number each answer so it is understandable. Include your name and email address. Good luck!*

Vision of a Torn Land:

1.)In Vision of a Torn Land (prequel book), what was the Star Date most of the story was set in?

A.)4024

B.) 4012

C.)1921

D.) 4023


2.) Which weapon does Zanishiria prefer the most?

A.) shée (fighting) fans

B.) katana (sword)

C.) shuriken (throwing blades)

D.) preshair whip


3.) So, you read the books and think you're all smart, but did you actually learn any Las'wa? How would you say "thank you" in Lakean?

A.) Kye moreay

B.) Kye rei'un

C.) Kye mureak

D.) Kye reyh'or

E.) Kye'ey

4.) Who was Zanishiria's teacher?

A.) Seivier Shay'renor

B.) Master Judeao Quinn

C.) Seivier Reyh'nor Sei'air

D.) Seivier Tyracor

E.) Shi'tai Varonon

F.) Air'is Soreneay


5.) How many clans make up the Assassins' Guild?

A.) 10

B.) 72

C.) 12

D.) 34


6.) Which of these plants is not native to Obseen?

A.) mica

B.) florick moss

C.) sayva

D.) tarol tree

E.) tarn bush


7.) What does Taysor look like?

A.) a large plain

B.) thick jungle

C.) semi-arid desert

D.) large valley

E.) hills with tarol forest

F.) rugged mountains


8.) How did Manscor gain control of the Assassins' Guild:

A.) inherited it after his father's death

B.) he was promoted to the position by the Royals

C.) he "won the right to it" through his fighting prowess

(as per Assassin Guild protocol)

D.) he killed off the Guild seat-heads

*this is tricky, think!*


9.) What do the Emperor's Elite call themselves?

A.) Zair'ek

B.) Royal Guard

C.) con’stól

D.) Honoreds


10.) What game did Manscor use to keep track of his forces?

a.) Uh, he didn't, it was on computer

B.) checkers

C.) chess

D.) Go


11.) Zanishiria took Anmero through the "City of Glass", which was which city?

A.) Xsenume

B.) Creed

C.) Taysor

D.) Nyhore

The Cost of Redemption:

1.) How many years has passed since book one?

A.) 1

B.) 2

C.) 3

D.) 4


2.) Whose death created a rift between Tarin Saerric and Zanishiria?

A.) Royal Doz

B.) Emperor Manscor

C.) K'sho Reese

D.) Art'or Coursay'sora

E.) Sye Rainer


3.) Which weapon did Tarin use that Zanishiria called "tasteless"?

A.) shuriken

B.) gun

C.) dagger

D.) brass knuckles

E.) lazer force spike


4.) What nickname does Shane Sinhail call Zanishiria?

A.) seimora

B.) clanless

C.) sor'eya

D.) so'aet


5.) What creatures were sent after Zanishiria (to track her down):

A.) Creeshts

B.) Tereniks

C.) Kusarii

D.) Flicks


6.) How many student teams entered the Yearly Tournaments?

A.) 72

B.) 82

C.) 10

D.) 144

7.) Who bested Zanishiria in a fight?

A.) Shane Sinhail

B.) Tristen Sihai

C.) Isen Sareim

D.) Remmen Himaire

E.) The Legion masters

F.) Both A and C


8.) Trez'ek, the Trayshan "great" sword is named after what natural element?

A.) Rain

B.) Lightening

C.) Thunder

D.) Fire


9.) Which fighter from the Shairés still won despite being shot with a suraik dart?

A.) Zanishiria

B.) Sky Shopain

C.) Lap Torez

D.) Marcos Shriek

E.) Kraic Shay

F.) Shane Sinhail


10.) Who was the winner of the first Individual Team Trial from the Yearly Tournaments (post Royals’ war)?

A.) Dăveed Quinn

B.) Shane Sinhail

C.) Ace Shiro

D.) Page Torez


11.) The Yearly Tournament was held in Naitnoum which is in which territory?

A.) Edis'daln

B.) Taysor

C.) Balthnor

D.) Nyhore