Friday Fiction

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Happy Friday. This week I have three awesome books to share with you.

First up check out this awesome box set.

Contains all three books from the Dusk Eternal trilogy

To drive out the heathen empire from the realm. To rule as the legendary pharaoh reborn. To bring about the Dusk Eternal and usher in a new era of prosperity for the desert kingdom of Khemeret.

That shouldn’t be a problem for Ashira. Right?

The priests who rescued the drowned girl knew she was the one spoken of in the prophecy. All the signs were there. She could heal the sick with but a touch. The dead bowed to her. She was the mighty Nephtet-Ka returned to them. Ashira grew up, fully confident in her abilities and powers, but reclaiming a kingdom is not a simple task. And prophecies are hardly ever straightforward. Her ambitions will take her from her home in Khemeret to the ruling country of Alvara and back again. She’ll have to face bandits, bounty hunters, legionaries, and even creatures from beyond her imagination. Her only true ally is Mwarthes, a sly assassin who speaks with serpents and lets his curiosity get the better of him. Will he help her reclaim her throne? Or will she end up another corpse in the desert?

$9.99 for all three titles or FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Next up how about an audio book for your weekend listening pleasure?

Humans and Mystics have been at war for as long as Kala can remember. For this reason, contact with any of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest near her home is punishable by death.

So when an elf rescues her from being kidnapped by his brother, she has good reason to question his motives. That is, until she learns the truth: that it was a human who killed her mother, not a Mystic, and that she and the whole kingdom are being lied to.

But confiding in the wrong person opens old wounds, and Kala must choose between her family and a blossoming romance. Can her love unite their people? Or has she doomed everyone she cares about?

Available on Audible.

And last but not least check this out …

A country under war. A mission that will test the loyalty of everyone. What sacrifices must enemies make to maintain order?

Anjuu is the deadliest assassin in Narishma.

As a Drow, she’s persecuted by the elves at the pinnacle of society—thanks to her Queen Kalio conquering the country.
Her latest mission: to kill those fueling the brewing rebellion. But as the truth unravels, everything around her warps until she doubts her own mission.

An educated elf, Tosh is forced into manual labor in the quarries, serving under the Drow Queen. Seeking vengeance, he escapes with the help of Narishma’s God, Devata. Accompanied by a sprite, Tosh seeks the next dragon guardian, so he can destroy the very government that enslaves his people.

Now Anjuu must face herself and her new fate, or be killed by the very Country and Queen she holds dear.

Just 99 cents on Kindle or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Adana is FREE for Earth Day Weekend!

Happy Earth Day!

My little dragon book, Adana the Earth Dragon is FREE this weekend. Pick up your copy here!

But wait there’s more! Two of my picture book titles – Cecilia’s Tale and The Great Bobbert are both just 99 cents for a limited time.

Plus three more of my titles, Wanda’s Wand, Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip and Esmeralda’s Chanukah are all just $1.99 on Kindle for a limited time.

And last but not least, check out these awesome kids books by a whole host of indie authors!

99 cents P.A.W.S. Mega Sale!

Hi folks! Big news – for one week only ALL the books in my P.A.W.S. Saga including the most recent release AKASH are on sale for just 99 cents/99p each!

P.A.W.S. (book 1)

Argentum (book 2)

Umbrae (book 3)

Londinium (book 4)

Cotula (book 5)

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Manus Wu (book 7)

Akash (book 8)

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Friday Fiction!

Over 50 magical reads!

Hi everyone! Happy April! I’m going to shower you with awesome reads today. Check these out!

Her music is magic, and she will need every note to save their lives.

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?

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And now something for our younger readers.

Would you be brave enough to go on a special mission to stop the King’s enemy?

Molly is comfortable living in the royal palace with her friends and the kind King. But all of that is about to change.

The King’s evil enemy, a team of Treasure Trickers, has invaded the Kingdom and stolen valuable treasures from the “Otherlands”. Only a royal child has the power to defeat them.

Molly is that child.

Equipped with a magical coat, Princess Molly ventures out on a secret mission – to find and capture the Trickers.

Molly’s friends, Suzie, Rich and Walter Jackson join her on a magical train ride through time and space to the “Otherlands”.

The Trickers secretly track Molly’s every move and are determined to stop her at all costs. They do not want to be caught. Molly will need to outsmart them by using the King’s magic wisely.

Time is running out. The Trickers have already overtaken three of the four “Otherlands”.

Can Molly catch the Trickers before they invade the fourth land? If not, the Trickers will control all the lands, and the valuable treasures will be lost forever.

Join Molly on her adventure and discover the hidden message of the story – you can do anything the King asks you to do, when you rely on him for help.

Available everywhere. Ebook currently just 99 cents!

And finally something for our littlest readers.

A fun, rhyming read-aloud adventure!

In this story, Denny wants to race, but there’s nowhere to go. He pesters the disinterested Penny to join him AND find a location. Will his perseverance pay off? Find out in their latest tale of turning boredom into fun.

Available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle or FREE to subscribers of Kindle Unlimited.

Check out these awesome reads for little ones!

A Strange Dream

Hi folks, I thought I’d share a really weird dream I had last night that almost seems like the start of a story. I don’t normally remember my dreams but this was so strange I decided to write it down as I was making my morning tea. So here goes.

Strange Dream – March 20, 2022

(First night of Spring Break)

My family and I are on the side of the road somewhere in St. Louis without a car. Maybe we are waiting for a bus or we could be hitchhiking? Who knows? Anyway, a car stops and it turns out to be my sister-in-law in her new car (she doesn’t have a new car as far as I know) and she offers us a ride. We accept, but she’s in the back and as we get in I realize there’s no driver. It’s a self-driving car and I’m really scared. The rest of my family don’t seem to be bothered though, but I sit there terrified. (I don’t trust self-driving cars and highly recommend you check out Misha Burnett’s awesome cautionary tale, In the Driving Lane, from the anthology, Sins of the Future, for some of my reasons why.)

The inside of the car looks different when we’re actually inside it, like it’s a big glass box and we don’t see my sister-in-law anymore. My son sits on the left side of me and then he’s sitting outside the car for a moment, as apparently it has an outside balcony! But then I look again and he’s sitting inside.

Then the car changes again and now it’s a bus with many passengers and my husband’s in the driver’s seat. It’s still self-driving at the beginning but then it switches to manual and my husband is expected to drive it. He does for a bit, but then decides he doesn’t want to and we get off the bus.

To begin with we think we’re in London, which is odd because we started off in St. Louis. And suddenly my mother is with us and she’s on roller skates! Two things here. First my mum passed a few years back and secondly she never in her life would be on roller skates!

Turns out we’re not in London. There are strange stone buildings with gargoyles and my mum’s far behind us on her roller skates. My husband asks her to hurry up, but she’s having too much fun for that! I don’t think it is as the strange buildings around us look different to anywhere else I’d been.

Then suddenly we’re surrounded by hostile people demanding we leave or else! Then one guy who has been painfully disfigured warns that we better leave quickly and go to Oxford. That we can follow the robot!

The robot turns out to be small and cute and yes we follow it. We’re in another area now with pretty residential houses and we watch a family leave one of the houses and then the robot leads us to its front door.

Inside it looks like an office with a few nerdy looking guys working. They’re not surprised to see us, but feel jealous that we’ve been sucked into a game! They chat with my husband and son about video games for a while until I say I’ve had enough and I really just want to go home.

They nod sagely and then I woke up!

I hope you enjoyed my crazy dream!

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Top 4: March 2021 – February 2022

Argentum (P.A.W.S. 2) received a wonderful review over on Daryl Ball’s blog. Check it out and also his other favorite books of the last year.


In the past year I read and reviewed 10 Books.  Since It has now been a year I’ve narrowed those down to the Top 4.  In this case these are books I read and met the following criteria: a) They left a lasting imprint on my mind. b) They left me wanting more. c) They had at least one character that I resonated with.

Before I list the Top 4 though I want to state that it was not at all easy to narrow it down to so few books as all of the books were great reads and I hope people will look through the reviews and try those out that sound appealing to them. I’ll be linking my individual reviews in this post for each of the Top 4.

Honourable Mention: Fruit Of The Dead by D. R. Perry – Since this was a book of poetry it…

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Fiction Friday – Kids’ Edition

Happy Friday. This week I have three titles to recommend for your little ones.

Meet Denny & Penny!

First up, look at these adorable foxes created by Silas Wood.

A fun, rhyming read-aloud adventure!

In this story, Penny is on the hunt for her missing coconut. She travels the forest to find her missing fruit. Denny is the prime suspect, but why does he want it? Join the pair on a humorous tale of misplaced ambition and virtue.

This is an excellent storybook for early readers or as a fun bedtime story.

Available on Amazon in paperback or just 99 cents on Kindle or free on Kindle Unlimited.

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Next up …

Christmas Day in Upton Snodsbury certainly doesn’t go to plan for the Pinkertons. Twelve year-old Timothy opens his Professor Nervetski Super Deluxe Chemistry Set and creates a load of trouble – and something else that he never expected…

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FREE coloring sheets from Story Origin!

Last for today, who would like some free coloring sheets. Coloring Mandala is a relaxing pastime for the young and old alike.

Coloring is a mindful meditative way to relax and focus. Each page includes an inspirational word to assist with your coloring meditation.

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Fiction Friday

Hi everyone, I have two wonderful titles to share today, one for young adults and one for little ones.

First up a freebie from Al Stone.


One Planet.

Two Worlds.

Population: Human … 7 billion.

Others … unknown.

When 14-year-old Char­lie Blake wakes up sweat­ing and gas­ping for air in the mid­dle of the night, he knows it is hap­pen­ing again. This time he wit­nesses a bru­tal mur­der. He’s afraid to tell any­one. No one would believe him… because it was a dream. Just like the one he had four years ago — the day before his dad died.

Char­lie doesn’t know why this is hap­pen­ing. He would give any­thing to have an ordi­nary life. The prob­lem: he doesn’t belong in the world he knows as home.

He belongs with the others.

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And now something for your little ones …

A Silly Children’s Book About Friendship, Celebrations, and Monsters

How do monster children celebrate birthdays? Find out in this humorous story of Monster Grunter and his birthday party celebration with his monster friends. Perfect birthday gift for any little boy or girl with a big imagination!

Monster Grunter’s Birthday Bash is a fun twist on traditional birthday celebrations with whimsical illustrations that will spark your child’s imagination.

When monster dragon Grunter has a birthday, his parents throw a party for all the other monster children to attend. With party hats, games, cake and presents, it’s just like any birthday party you will have been to. Except it isn’t. Monster birthday parties are different to the parties that children have and if you want to know just how different they can be, you’ll have to read Monster Grunter’s Birthday Bash to find out.

One thing you can be sure of, is that all the monster children will have a good time at Grunter’s party and that they’ll all go home happy and well fed. But why does he light his candles instead of blowing them out? And what is inside those gift boxes that could be so special?

Monster Grunter’s Birthday Bash is a fun and entertaining bedtime read that will quickly become your child’s favorite that they will want to read, over and over again.

Available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle or FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

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Cover Reveal – Rhyfedd (P.A.W.S. 9)

Hey folks, I’m excited to announce I have a brand new awesome cover from the fabulous Rachel Bostwick and I’m excited to share it with you!

Preorder today – book releases June 15th, 2022

It is the P.A.W.S. Institute of the Midwest’s turn to host Rhyfedd, an ancient puzzle hunt that brings students from all the around the globe to compete in a battle of wits..

But once the hunt has started, it is clear that someone is meddling, but who? And what is the connection between the strange puzzles and the charm worn my Doris, the animagus dormouse from New York? And how does the mysterious Cazique fit into this?

It is all rather puzzling!

The P.A.W.S. Saga continues with Rhyfedd.

Preorder today!