Friday Freebies!

Hey folks, Happy Friday. How has your week been?

Today I want to highlight three awesome stories that can be picked up for free in exchange for signing up for the author’s newsletters over on Story Origin.

FREE from Story Origin

Visions of the past forge second chances for the future.

Silas founded the Ashen Hawks out of anger towards a country that failed him and his younger sister, Sarra. The thieves he recruited in Helgath’s capital became his family and the guild escalated from petty thieves to planning a heist of Veralian’s treasury. Before undertaking the risky endeavor, he needs to eliminate the new tool Helgath has been utilizing to see the past and facilitate their arrests.

Locked in a room in the basement of a military barracks, Lucca uses trinkets to see glimpses of the past. After receiving little kindness during a cruel upbringing, her visions, fueled by her Art, grant her the only escape she’s known. When an emotionally damaged thief gives her an opportunity to start over, she sets her focus on saving him from a danger neither of them understand.

When the truth of Helgath’s secrets is revealed, the Hawks could be destroyed or rise above and become the country’s most notorious guild.

Dawn of the Thieves is a prequel novella in the Pantracia Chronicles.

**This book is intended for mature readers and contains violence and sexual scenes.

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And now a couple of titles for younger readers.

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Kaylee Cooper is certain that Alex will become friends with a ghost this year. Alex thinks that he is far too old to be listening to a little grade one and encourages Kaylee to stop jeopardizing his important sixth grade social life. Kaylee doesn’t listen and finds awkward ways to spend as much time with Alex as possible, even if it means following him into the boy’s washroom. Fed up, Alex develops a strategic plan to ultimately get rid of Kaylee Cooper for good. However, he soon learns about the mysterious legend of Screaming Ridge Road that pulls an unlikely group of friends together, including the girl of his dreams, and the school’s meanest bully. When they discover the legend is real, and that Kaylee Cooper is at the core of the mystery, Alex stares death in the face and helps save her from an eternal life of misery and confusion.

Where’s the line between life and death?

A coming of age, middle grade urban fantasy about an eleven-year old boy who tries to help a little girl with paranormal behaviors.

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Meet Rocky & Bosco!

Rocky is an Australian Shepherd and Bosco is a fun loving Labrador Retriever. Together they travel the world and explore many places. They teach children all about their new travels through a monthly short story and activity page. They could be exploring a National Park, a small town or riding a train…each month is a new adventure.

Get your paws ready…we are hitting the open road! Read their story today!

Finally last but not least a collection of FREE audio book review copies with darker themes including several of my own. The promo runs while the free codes last so click today to pick up your copies.

I Am Smoke by Henry Herz

Something a little different today. Picture book author, Henry Herz has a new book out.

I AM SMOKE is a spare, lyrical, “autobiographical” account of the life cycle and beneficial uses of smoke across the globe and throughout the ages. The creative nonfiction picture book offers science, history, and global cultural studies appeal to young readers.

Smoke speaks in mesmerizing riddles: “I lack a mouth, but I can speak. I lack hands, but I can push out unwanted guests. I’m gentler than a feather, but I can cause harm.” When smoke speaks, its messages swirl and shift like smoke itself—playful, challenging, devious. Smoke has been borne aloft from flames, and its elements returned to earth, since before recorded time. Its cycles never end. Smoke was here before us. It helps us when we’re wise but hurts us when we’re careless. Do not treat me lightly, it seems to warn.

This rhythmically powerful narration is complemented by illustrations in which swirling smoke was captured on art paper held over smoky candle flames, and the dancing smoke textures were then deepened and elaborated with watercolors and Photoshop finishes. With this unique method, illustrator Merce López “let the smoke decide how the idea I had in mind would dance with it, giving freedom to the images.” The resulting illustrations are astounding, and they resonate with the otherworldly text.

Check it out on Henry’s website — HENRYHERZ.COM

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Friday Freebies and More

Happy Friday folks. I’ve a host of new reads for you today. Let’s start off with a freebie from Story Origin.

What if Deadpool was a Sassy Witch?

Serena is a world class necromancer, a self-proclaimed master of the undead. But when someone starts killing the remaining witches, she must fight for her life against an enemy that is immune to the dark arts.

With only her undead companion by her side, she must discover the unstoppable evil that is killing her kind and find a way to avoid the fate shared by her spellcasting companions.

There is a new player in town. Stronger than anything she’s ever seen, and even with her command of the undead, she may not last the night.

Experience this fun and thrilling ride in the life of Serena as she communes with dark forces, screws over evil, and raises Hell. Read it now, before the darkness comes. Seriously, it may already be too late…

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The world is changing . . . . . . and no one sees the danger. However, one man – accidentally imbued with extraordinary powers – could be the answer to it all.

As visions compel him on a journey involving the legendary Excalibur and The Lady of the Lake, Arthur finds himself in England. The irresistible call brings him to the famous London Institute of Psychic Research, where he meets Ruth.

The feisty, red-headed doctor wants nothing to do with the arrogant American, but her boss and the Commander of MI-6 have other plans. Believing the beautiful scientist is the key to controlling and weaponizing Arthur’s abilities, they force the pair to work together.

Ruth has no choice but to tag along, finding it increasingly difficult to fight her growing attraction for Arthur. However, when a camping trip along Lake George suddenly turns into a military expedition, the doctor realizes the precarious predicament she’s in. And her unwanted partner isn’t the only source of concern.

There are more secrets hidden beneath the dark waters than anyone imagined. And, strangely, unknown forces are causing Arthur’s senses to go wonky. He’s losing control.

Will he be able to recover his powers and prevent WWIII? Find out in The Secret of Excalibur, FREE on Story Origin.

It’s weird how every woman reacts differently. How each pregnancy differs.

Mine is definitely unique.

My sense of smell became stronger, picking up the faintest odors, and my stomach was in constant turmoil. Those were the first signs.

And then I started eating. And eating. If I don’t, I get a migraine and people’s faces become blurry. Electronics seem to malfunction in my presence. And the nightmares—they don’t stop.

Something is changing my body.

Something that should have never happened.

Something that my husband and I had prevented from happening.

Something people say is miraculous.

The bigger I get, the more frequently I encounter people who become possessed. And the more often I wind up questioning if I am carrying a miracle baby.

The closer I get to the due date, the more I love this child and the more confident I am that I will protect my baby from anything.

Even its fate.

A BRAND NEW RELEASE ON AMAZON – CHECK IT OUT TODAY!!

And finally something for younger readers,

Pranks are the best thing about Halloween — until a ghost pulls one on you.

When eleven-year-old Lyssa Klarken discovers the legend about her ballet school being haunted is true, she thinks she’s won the candy-filled jackpot.

But treats turn to tricks when Nadia, the ghost of a star ballerina, starts pranking her. Nadia only agrees to leave Lyssa alone if she frees her from her unfinished business. There’s just one problem: Nadia can’t remember what that is.

Lyssa has six days to figure it out and save Nadia from torment. If she fails, the tables will turn: Lyssa will be haunted for the rest of her life. Can she solve the mystery before the curtain rises on October 31st?

Preorder today!

Fiction Friday!

Hi everyone, it’s fiction Friday and I have a whole bunch of new recommendations for your weekend reading pleasure.

First I have three fabulous FREE fantasy reads that you can pick up when you sign up for the authors’ newsletters. Plus one contemporary 99 cents read that deals with some tough subjects.

Her music is magic, and she will need every note to save their lives.
A magical fantasy adventure FREE on Story Origin

Gwynn has finally joined the ranks of the most prestigious guild of bards. Eager to explore the world and create her musical legacy, she heads to the dazzling city to impress with her skills. On the road she encounters an elite warrior wounded in an ambush, and fate demands they join forces to defeat the darkness that has hijacked her past.

Can she free her world from enchantment before her soul shatters?

Fae Song is book one of the enchanting fantasy series Ballads of Balahar. A magical world of mystery, splendid Celtic mythology, and a friendship stronger than time. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Sarah J. Maas.

Sign up for Deonne Williams’ newsletter and pick up a FREE copy of FAE SONG.

Banished dragons fight for survival. A huge twist of fate seals their destiny.

Evil personified finds itself captured and encased in ice, trapped beneath the harshest environment on the planet with absolutely no way out, until, that is, a chance encounter with an inquisitive member of an ancient race unlocks the key to escape.

Dastardly dark deeds set off a chain reaction that will have dire repercussions for the whole world as, against all odds, evil conquers good.

Can a psychotic leader’s twisted plan be stopped? And will a mother’s love prevail?

Find out how the malevolence began in this bone chilling prequel. FREE on Story Origin.

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Wow! Just look at that cover! BLOOD OF A FALLEN GOD is the first of Joshua Cook’s Forgemaster Cycle.

Stealing a shard of a dead god’s blood was only the start.

The land lies split in two, broken in the Godsfall many years in the past. William Reis wants nothing more than to be a Guild blacksmith. Being from the Reach means he can never make that dream real, as he will soon discover. Duncan Reis revels in his risky and dangerous life, never admitting he is running from his own sadness and grief. He cares deeply for his cousin William, but hates the dream of joining the Guild.

The path they take, both together and apart, will change the face of Alos. Dead gods are stirring, and both men will find themselves thrust into a conflict that never truly ended. From the prestigious halls of the Guild, to the blasted and cursed Mistlands, the last two of the Reis line will decide the fate of all.

PIck up your free sample from Story Origin.

And now for something a little different:

Just 99 cents on Amazon

A happy ending with a twist you will have to read to find out…
Katherine has had a tragic life, with abuse and death of parents and her child. This does not stop her from leading a full and happy life with her husband Calvin and second child.
Nothing stops Katherine, not loss, not mental illness…
Follow the letters that Katherine writes to her lost child and let you decide what fact is and what is fiction.

99 cents on Kindle.

Still need a little more. Lose yourself in history. All books in this promo including my own Griddlebone are free on Story Origin.

Friday Roundup

Hi folks, it’s Friday and I have a bunch of awesome indie books to tell you guys about.

First up – look at is stunning cover!

MOONLIGHT BEAUTY is a Beauty and the Beast retelling by USA Today bestselling author, Anna Santos.

What to do when the creature that saved you from impending death is the beast you’re hunting down?

Belle lives a sheltered life until her father is killed by the creatures hiding in the neighboring forest. Struck by pain, she wants revenge, and the only way to achieve it is to join the hunters. However, the hunters are an elite squad that doesn’t allow women to enlist. Using their captain’s love interest in her, Belle agrees to let him court her if he trains her to be the first huntress of their kingdom.

Alpha Drake and his pack have been hiding in the Black Forest to protect a powerful relic. They are shapeshifters and guardians, yet the humans of the neighboring kingdom believe they are nothing more than beasts who prey on the humans and kill for sport.

Two worlds collide when Belle’s first mission goes terribly wrong. Not only she’s captured by the beast she’s hunting, but she’s also turned into one of them. When the werewolves’ leader refuses to let her leave, Belle needs to gather all her courage and wits to defy him and return to her mother and the safety of her kingdom.

The sexy alpha has other plans—keep her safe from the real danger and convince her to be his Luna.

Stuck in his house, will she be able to resist him?
Journey into the steampunk world of magic, humans and shifters, love and duty, and a tale as old as time with a twist that will leave you craving for more.
Moonlight Beauty is a standalone novel inside the Fairy Tales with a Bite Universe. If you love a feisty heroine and a swoon-worthy werewolf alpha, then this fairy tale retelling of the Beauty and the Beast won’t disappoint you.

Available for 2.99 on Kindle or free to subscribers of Kindle Unlimited.

Next up uncover VITRIAN SECRETS by Dele Andersen.

Unveil the secrets around Wanda Troms’ life. Secrets her mother had kept from her. Secrets around her father’s death that was hidden from her for years. Secrets about a group of people called Vitrian have watched her for years.

Now, the secrets are emerging as Wanda shows traits of a gift that her mother had prayed, her daughter never had. Her gifts open her up to the evil that was determined fifteen years ago to destroy her but her father, Marcus, a skilled fighter, protected her. Who would protect her now that her father is dead? She has no knowledge of the Vitrians or how to fight demons, yet she needs to fight, retrieve The Healing Mendez, and save her little brother who has been poisoned.

This is a must-read story with a young adult adventure. It is captivating and contains young adult enemies to lovers.

Just 99 cents on Kindle.

And now for a FREEBIE.

DISCOVERY by Allison Rose is FREE to all those who sign up for her newsletter over at Story Origin.

There is a world beyond human sight. A world of magic and winged beings. When Nola stole a strange substance from her father’s basement lab, she never dreamed it would make her the target of blackmail or that it would leave her forever changed. Or that she would encounter a faerie in the woods. But there is no going back.

PIck up your FREE copy today!

And now something for your little ones!

In this true-life puppy-story, Bailey meets his Daddy and Mommy and tries to overcome all of the challenges every new puppy must endure, but Bailey must endure a different challenge he never expected! Will Bailey find his forever home?

Sign up for Sensei Paul David’s newsletter and pick up your FREE copy today!

Free reads over at Story Origin.

Friday Fiction – The Dragon Must Go

Meet Bob

A little something I wrote this week in a prompt group on FB. Enjoy!

“The dragon must go now!”

“But that’s discrimination! It says on that sign that you serve everyone, no matter what race, sex or species!”

“And we do, and we did! But we have no grog left. The dragon’s drunk it all. And it’s singing! It’s hurting our ears and making the paying customers leave and well, there is the matter of the fire breath!”

“What about the fire breath? You said you liked it before when it warmed up those hot toddies!”

“That was then and this is now. It’s clear that it’s going a bit far. Please take him outside before he burns the whole bar down.”

“OK then mate. Come on Bob! We’ll find another bar!”

Have a good weekend. And remember if you take your dragon out to your local pub make sure they drink responsibility.

Friday Fiction – Hearts Unleashed Anthology!

Happy Friday today I’m excited to announce this awesome Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection that will be coming your way this fall.

Lose yourself in the magic…

Hearts Unleashed brings you 20+ BRAND NEW tantalizing tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy in this thrilling collection of heart-pounding books featuring Shifters, Vampires, Witches and more.

Unleash your heart, indulge your senses, and satisfy your cravings with this fantastic collection of supernatural fiction featuring sensual heroes and sassy heroines, crafted by some of your favorite bestselling and award-winning authors.

★★★ Authors & Books Featured in Hearts Unleashed ★★★
C.D. Gorri
Gina Kincade
Erzabet Bishop
Carrie Pulkinen
Julia Mills
Lia Davis
Skye Jones
Laney Powell
Fiona Starr
Cecilia Lane
Julie Morgan
L.A. McGinnis
Lori King
Theresa Hissong
Rebecca Hefner
Amanda Kimberley
Amy Pennza
P. Mattern
N Gray
Marie Mason
Siren Allen
Sapphire Winters
Melissa Bell
Zoe Forward
Elle Boon

Preorder today for just 99 cents!

Need something to read right now? Check out these free sci-fi stories over at Story Origin. They include my short collection “Will There Be Watermelons on Mars?” All titles are free to download in exchange for signing up for the individual authors’ newsletters.

Audio Book Round Up

Who here loves to listen to your reads? Well I’ve got something for you. I’ve oodles of free audio book codes available via Story Origin. Here’s a sampling:

Meet a cat called Cecilia, a disgruntled android named Doris, and a weasel called Popgoes and discover that with enough tea and dark chocolate you can achieve anything. A collection of flash fiction and poetry written by me and narrated by the awesome Fiona Thraille, a young actress from England who really makes my stories pop!

Pick up your free review copy!

Six weeks after my father passed away I discovered a lump in my breast. I was terrified as I embarked on the road of cancer treatment, but it’s amazing what you can get used to. At the time I shared little with others beyond my close family, but today I’m ready to share my story to help other women have strength to go through treatment. You are much stronger than you think you are.

Pick up your copy here. Reviews are very welcome.

Something for your little ones. Adana is a small, brown, earth dragon. She longs to play with the other dragons, but none of them will accept her as a friend. One day a giant wanders into the land of the dragons and scares all the other dragons. Can Adana save the day and prove that even a small brown earth dragon can do big things?

Pick up your free review copy here!

But birds need to fly! You cannot keep them imprisoned.” “Do they indeed?” said the man. “We shall see about that.”

Listen to the story of Jenny written by me and narrated by Lisa Hicks.

In 1952 London experienced the Great Smog. Around 4,000 people died and 100,000 became sick. It was this that led Parliament to pass the Clean Air Act of 1956 which paved the way to cleaner air and was an important milestone in the protection of the environment. But what if the Act was never passed? What if a young and unscrupulous politician and businessman had blocked its passing? Meet George Weeks.

A cautionary tale of the world that might have been.
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Friday Fiction

Short audio titles for readers on the go!

Happy Friday, Folks, and welcome to July! What are you reading over the holiday weekend? Maybe pick up one of these awesome books from up and coming indie authors.

Available on Amazon.

If the green should fail, the dragon shall rise, and the red will be redeemed of his eternal sin. All colors under one sun, the diamond sun, must unite. – From the prophecy of colors, Agartha, 1050 B.C. –

When Ethan accompanied Annias to the surface, Darren and Mara were left behind to continue their quest. Now, the journey continues.
Darren and Mara face a minotaur and barely flee the battle. They meet Fatima, a woman who holds a powerful Arcanos, and she saves Mara’s life.
Annias and Ethan face untold challenges to find Merlin, but eventually, they do.
Yet even the eternal wizard has his limits, and everything has a price, sometimes this price could be too high.Ethan finds out about the price, and he might not be able to pay it.
Richard, an orange boy, joins Mara and Darren, and questions Mara’s aura, causing her to question her presence in Agartha.
Throughout this, Darren must search for a way to fulfill his Deal with Black, find a soul to replace his own.

Now, Darren’s soul is at stake, and another part of the prophecy comes to fruition.

Join Darren, Mara, and Ethan in their next step of the journey, read Red’s Soul TODAY.

FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Maybe I shouldn’t have punched that fae. Ever since then, my life has been getting weirder and weirder.

From the time she was little, Chloe has kept a secret – the knowledge that paranormal creatures are real and living right underneath the humans’ noses. Her father is the CEO of one of the country’s top paranormal containment agencies, after all.

The summer before her senior year of high school, an unfortunate occurrence lands Chloe under close watch of the agency, placing her in classes to learn how to peacefully handle conflicts with the world’s paranormal co-inhabitants. Determined not to let the agency and the particularly handsome, yet bad-tempered guard Luke ruin her summer, Chloe begins snooping around, uncovering secrets not just about the agency, but about herself.

As she begins being plagued by strange dreams filled with a silver-eyed woman and the sudden onset of supernatural powers, Chloe finds herself swept up into the dangerous plot of a powerful Immortal and hurtling towards an unexpected destiny.

Will Chloe be ready for the fight of a lifetime?

PIck up your copy today to find out!

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When fate brings the young Prince Ryzyn and the rover girl Gem together their lives become forever entwined in this YA Epic Fantasy Adventure

When fate brings the young Prince Ryzyn and the rover girl Gem together, not only do their lives become forever entwined, their meeting also ignites the power within an ancient object—the Heart of Cyan. With the mystical Heart discovered, the wielder must prepare for an epic battle against a vicious, pervasive darkness that threatens all of Parlethis. Magical forces unite for the good of the land, but will that be enough to stop the Shadowland creatures from destroying them all? Join the incredible journey full of magical beings, terrifying and majestic creatures, and the two young hearts destined to save a kingdom.

Be Swift ~ Be True

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