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!

FREE on Story Origin

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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Puzzles & Prompts

On my puzzle blog today – a puzzle book for writers! Word seek puzzles that are also story prompts.

Paws 4 Puzzles

As many of you know, I am both a writer and a puzzler, thus when I came across this book series I adored the idea. The author Adeena Mignogna (AKA Crazy Robot) publishes word seek books that also act as writing prompts with extra space on the page to jot down inspiration. Each book contains 100 puzzles and there are currently NINE books in the series.

Check them out here!

Happy Writing and Solving!

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An Ex in the Puzzle by Louise Foster

Over on my puzzle blog today – a mystery book by local author, Louise Foster with a bonus crossword puzzle by me. Enjoy!

Paws 4 Puzzles

Hey folks, one of the most fun recent projects I worked on was with mystery writer, Louise Foster. I met Louise originally at Archon, a local science fiction convention which I attend every year as a writer, puzzler and fan. At the time I was running a workshop on writing puzzles. In following years I’ve also with my son, Joey run puzzle hunts at Archon and storytimes in children’s programming.

Louise contacted me because she was working on a mystery series featuring crossword puzzles and wanted to include puzzles both in the books and on her website. Well, COVID happened and the project took a little longer to complete but today the first of Louise’s books and puzzles are out. So over to Tracey Belden – PI and puzzle enthusiast.

I’m Tracy Belden. Creating crossword puzzles is my passion. But it doesn’t pay the rent.
Being a part-time PI does…

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The Dream Catcher and Summer Bash

Hi folks, Happy Friday. I have a bunch of freebies today in exchange for sign-ups for the authors newsletters. First up check out the Summer Book Bash. Oodles of free books plus a chance to win a $25 gift card.

Next up something for your little ones.

Abigail is having bad dreams again. It’s time for the Dream Catcher Rescue Squad to help. But, can they get past the grouchy house cat and the thieving Moon Drifters? Time is running out.

Sign up for Christopher Francis’s newsletter and pick up this chapter book for ages 7-10 for free.

And last but not least June is for Unicorns – a collection of freebies featuring fantasy creatures.

Manus Wu is Here!

“Manus Wu? Where’s that?”

“It’s not anywhere as far as I can tell—a legend, a fairy tale, a place stuck outside of time. It is everywhere and nowhere. The beginning and the end and all the places in between.”

“So … how do we get there?”

Travel to the lost village of Manus Wu and encounter an old witch, an avian magician and a distraught silver fairy. All must play their part in the seventh installment of the P.A.W.S. Saga.

NOW AVAILABLE!

Need to catch up!

Pick up the box sets of the P.A.W.S. Saga books 1-6 in two 3 volume sets just 4.99 a piece.

4.99 each for a limited time!

Want to make sure that you’re the first to read P.A.W.S. 8?

Preorder book 8, Akash, today! And hop over to the Amazon page to read a sample from the beginning of the book!

Fiction Friday

Happy Friday folks. Welcome to another Fiction Friday. Today I have a freebie for you: a romance from Rachael Perez.

Do you wanna know a secret?

I’m a terrible, rotten human being. The thing is, my great grandfather and his best friend had a dream. Then their sons had the same dream. And then their sons….you get the drift.

What was this dream? To strengthen and solidify the bonds of their long lasting friendship with the sanctity of marriage. This wasn’t possible for several generations because neither the Crane family nor the Black family had a female child. Until me. And Alicia. My planned marriage to James Crane was the talk of the Town. Every single female was envious of me. Many would have killed to be in my position. My husband to be was rich, easy on the eyes and a complete gentleman. The best part of this arranged marriage was, James and I were already madly in love.

Whatever could go wrong with such a fairytale love story? Everything.

It turned out that I was also the dumbest person in the world. I was provoked. That’s my only excuse for doing what I did. Now I’m caught in a web of my own making. Instead of uniting our two families just like my great-grandfather wanted, I was on track to turn our families into bitter, feuding enemies.

Join Rachael’s newsletter and pick up Secrets as a FREE gift.

Want to read more from Rachael? Check out her Amazon page.

Step On Board the Puzzle Train

On my puzzle blog today!

Paws 4 Puzzles

The most popular TV game show ever, Puzzle Train, has Tom hooked. Obsessed. Every week, he watches as the adults fail to complete the unseen Conductor’s puzzles. Every week at school he debates the Conductor’s identity with best friend, Isabelle. And every week, his stepfather tells him to get out of the living room and play sports.

An opportunity presents itself as a children’s special is announced. Tom is desperate to get on-line and attempt the qualification puzzles, his stepfather is equally desperate to stop him. The mystery to Tom is why does his stepfather hate the Puzzle Train so much?

Tom knows he can defeat the Conductor’s puzzles – if he can overcome his initial shyness – he has studied every episode and he has his grans words of wisdom in his head.

He has to win.
Not just for the fame of becoming the first person in 500…

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Welcome to BOWS – The Book Owl Word Search

Hi folks, I’m excited to announce that I’m participating in the Book Owl Word Search (BOWS) and I’m part
of the PURPLE team. To find out more about the Word Search and how to
play visit
https://www.snowywingspublishing.com/book-owl-word-search/bows-how-to-play/.
See if you can find my secret word in this post. Hint it’s something I love. Then continue the search to the other
authors on my team and find their words as well.

So, for those of you who are visiting you’re probably wondering what P.A.W.S. stands for. Well, P.A.W.S. is the Partnership of Animagi, Werewolves and Shapeshifters. The organization has a network of supernatural academies around the globe were would-be shifters train in their own particular magic.

So would you like to go to P.A.W.S.? The first thing you’d need to do is decide what animal form would fit your personality best. To find out take my handy dandy quiz here and post your answers in the comments on this post. One commenter will pick up a special prize from me, a signed P.A.W.S. bookmark.

Take my Quiz here!

I wonder how many CATS there will be?! Because of course CATS is my secret word!

Jump into the P.A.W.S. Saga here for a special introductory price of $4.99 for the first three books in the saga.

4.99 for a limited time or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Also pick up a free copy of Tales from P.A.W.S. (a set of 4 short stories) by joining my newsletter P.A.W.S. Post.

Or come over and join my group on Facebook, PAWS People.

Thanks for visiting. Continue BOWS at the next stop on Suzanne ‘Xan’ van Rooyen’s site http://suzannevanrooyen.com/

Friday Fiction

Hey folks, it’s Friday and so time for another dose of Friday Fiction from some awesome indie authors. First up who here has Kindle Unlimited and loves fantasy? If that describes you then check out MAGIC MAY for oodles of fantasy titles all FREE to KU subscribers.

Next up check out some kickass sci-fi from Dayne Edmonson – GHOST RANGER is book 1 of the Seven Stars Universe series and is available everywhere! So what’s it about? I’ll let its lead character, Rachel tell you.

My name is Rachel. I died and rose again.

I was an ordinary high school girl when a viral plague spread across my planet. Those that died rose again as mindless zombies. Fortunately, science came to the rescue and gave me back my mind. As a conscious zombie, I gained exceptional powers – speed, strength and more. That, plus a secret heritage, changed my life forever.

The outside world didn’t accept my kind, however, and soon I decided to join the military. I trained to become an Army Ranger.

Now, as an elite undead killing machine, I must make a choice. Allegiance to my kind or to the Federation. Choose wrong and I could die…for good.

Another installment in the Seven Stars Universe by Dayne Edmondson, this is a young adult space opera adventure novel set a few years before his space opera novel “Emergence” and featuring a major character from the third book, “Ruin.” 

Buy now to jump into the adventure.

FREE from Story Origin!

The age of magic has died off in Narishma leaving many forced to toil at the land or face death from starvation. Even the Shadows, a once proud guild of assassins, are feeling the toll as people in power hide within their homes and choose money over politics. Missions are scarce, so why not take on a mission to help a bard create the best song in Narishma? The problem? Keeping the bard safe while traversing the most difficult test a Shadow must face.

Pick up this fantasy tale FREE from Story Origin in exchange for signing up for the author’s newsletter.

Free from Story Origin

Who ever said being a teenage Ocean Nymph was easy?

Dive into this thrilling tale of magic and mystery as you get to know one of the characters in the Ocean Academy universe!

FREE in exchange for signing up for Sarah’s newsletter!

Still need more to read? Check out these awesome fantasy box sets – all free to subscribers of Kindle Unlimited.