Fiction Friday!

Free Audio Books in a multitude of genres – try something new today!

Happy Friday folks – I have three awesome indie titles to tell you about today. But first check out the awesome banner above and click to pick up a variety of audio books from Story Origin. All free in exchange for honest reviews.

Better to ask the coven’s forgiveness than their permission.

A witchy paranormal read with real-world issues.

FREE from Story Origin in exchange for signing up for the author’s newsletter.

The only true magic left on Earth hides in the bloodlines of the Bayshore Coven, a coven that forbids underage witches from practicing magic in the Earthly Realm. Long ago, Hecate — goddess of witchcraft — warned their Olympian-blessed ancestors to conceal their true nature at all costs.

Hecate also warned the Bayshore witches never to practice magic before attending Hecate Academy. Roxy should obey the Coven’s rules, but after years of being invisible to her crush — and worse, bullied by his vicious on-again, off-again girlfriend — she can’t take it anymore.

When she meets Kris, a rebellious sorcerer, in her dual-enrollment night classes at Bayshore Community College, her worldview is shattered. He challenges everything she thought she knew, raising disturbing concerns. If magic exists outside the Bayshore Coven, then the archaic rules imposed by a long-absent goddess must be wrong. Or, perhaps, their rules are tools being used to manipulate young witches into blind compliance.

Willing to take her chances, Roxy performs a spell to make Ray Hammond notice her, but it goes horribly wrong and she is unprepared for the consequences of unleashing the vast power coursing through her veins.

Still, better to ask forgiveness than permission…right?

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Will ancient magic save one being’s soul and, just maybe, the future?

A world full of dragons

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In a united world where peace flourishes, one land stands in the way of progress… Ahrensburg, ruled by a despotic dragon leader through fear, violence and intimidation. Can a diplomatic delegation reconcile dark with light and bring the whole planet under one umbrella?

There’s also the small matter of dragons being taken against their will and forced to do another’s bidding by an unusual species immune to magic. Can the king’s legendary protector combine with a librarian’s out-of-the-box thinking and a stunning golden dragon to beat the odds, thwart the threat and save the day?

As new friends face ruthless enemies that have designs on not only their bodies, but their minds as well, will an ancient mantra come to their rescue?

Treachery, intrigue and a bare faced lie from an unexpected source lead to gruesome negotiations the likes of which have never been seen before. Will a cold hearted, duplicitous, double-crossing dragon fire the opening salvo in a wicked and unwarranted war, or can virtue and the moral high ground turn things around at the very last moment?

Lose yourself in supernatural battles, breathtaking betrayal and see if unusual, ancient magic can save one being’s soul and, just maybe, the future.

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An ancient force threatens every life on Earth. Is one teenager enough to save humanity?

After rescuing fellow planets from annihilation, Agnes Ann Cavanaugh is eager to master her magical abilities. But when a training session goes horribly wrong, she accidentally teleports herself and her instructor into the middle of an earthquake. And after preserving a crowd from certain doom, she’s shocked to discover the cause of the tremors is something deadly and unnatural.

Teaming with her teacher and a pair of elementals, Agnes embarks on a dangerous journey to Earth’s core to seek the source of the destruction. But when her lie-detecting power uncovers treachery from her companions, she fears she may be about to fail the trillions of souls depending on her.

Can the young wizard prevent an apocalypse in the present… and in the future?

Available on Amazon in print and ebook and FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

And finally – have you preordered your copy of AKASH yet?

Book 8 of the P.A.W.S. is coming on December 15th.

Head over to Amazon to read a sample of the chapter 1 and preorder your copy today.

Fiction Friday

Hi folks, it’s time for another Fiction Friday collection. Today I have three awesome indie titles to recommend.

First off, something a little different …

A note from the author: My mother, Eleanor LaRue, initially wrote this manuscript in 1960 but never had it published…she left it to me when she passed away in 1995…**BEFORE** I began writing. I found the story when I moved a few years ago and felt compelled to bring her story to life. Over the last two years, I’ve updated, edited, tweaked, and added a time travel element for a contemporary spin. My mom lived decades before her time, but her message is as significant today as it was in 1960. Thank you for reading our novel!

So what’s it about?

In a country divided, where terrorists hijack peaceful protests and threaten the fabric of America’s democracy, President Emery Clayton, III discovers a global power behind the insurrection. He escapes to the White House attic to plan a counterblow, steering clear of initiating World War III––and vanishes.

After years of studying to realize his dream, James Rucker’s future explodes when he’s falsely accused of cheating on his final exams. Vowing he’s had enough, he joins a civil rights movement. But his trip to connect with the anarchists stops cold when his flight is struck by lightning and plummets into the ocean.

Can one man’s soul rip through time to a different era…survive a plane crash…and mitigate a broken man’s rage in time to save his own nation from total destruction?

Pick up your copy on Amazon today in Kindle, paperback or audio book or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Next up a fantasy by Suzanna Linton:

Join an amazing adventure about love, loss, and the fate of kingdoms.

As a slave, Clara’s life extends no further than the castle kitchens and their garden. However, she carries within herself a precious gift: the ability to see the future.

When a vision prompts her to prevent a murder, Clara is shoved not only into the intrigues of the nobility but also into a civil war. As events unfold, she begins to unearth chilling secrets about the war and her supposed friends.

Driven to learn the truth, Clara embarks on a journey that takes her from her beloved mountains to the very Capital itself, Bertrand. There, she is confronted by an evil as old as the mountains–and it’s using her anger and prejudices against her. If she is not careful, not only will the entire nation be lost, but Clara’s own soul as well.

FREE on Kindle!

And now another freebie, this one from Story Origin:

When Ariel’s friends convince her to go out for a ladies night with them, she doesn’t realize her whole life is about to change. She meets Blake, a handsome enigmatic man hiding a big secret. That’s alright, because she has some secrets of her own she has no intention of sharing. The problems start when the secrets begin to come out and their lives become hopelessly entangled. Their relationship brings Ariel the attention she has hidden from for years and exposes her to an evil she never believed was real.

Will the secrets revealed, tear them apart? Or will they discover a love that will stand the test of time? Will Blake’s ex-girlfriend cause him to regret meeting Ariel? Or will the men who chase Ariel, catch her, taking her from him forever?

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This is Meow O Ween!

Pick up your Purrfect Gift today!

New Release Alert! I’m excited to announce I have a story “Tiger, Tiger” in this anthology of creepy, silly and funny kitty tales for the young and the young at heart.

Spooky, scary, otherworldly, magical…
You can find all kinds of stories in this collection of haunting cat stories for children.
And if you think the perfect solution to a frightening dilemma or phantom is a kitty or two, well, you might just be right.
But don’t make them angry…
Discover all sorts of tales in this collection of haunting children’s stories for the kid in us all.

All proceeds from this book will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Including artwork, poetry, and/or stories from:

Stephanie Barr
Knixolate Bar
Rose Campbell
Jocelyn Dex
Ken Goudsward
Jane Jago
Debbie Manber Kupfer
RC Larlham
USA Today Bestselling author Lily Luchesi
Jen Ponce
DM Rasch
F Stephan
Donna Marie West

PIck up your copy today!

P.A.W.S. is now in hardback on Amazon!

Now in hardback on Amazon – $19.99

Exciting news. KDP has now given me the ability to make hardback copies of my books. I’ll be slowly working through my catalog and adding hardback editions of each of my titles over the next few months but the first one is now available and of course it’s P.A.W.S. — where it all started.

So if you want to be one of the first folks to get a hardback of P.A.W.S. you can pick up your copy on Amazon for $19.99. Additionally if you would like to get a signed hardback of P.A.W.S. I can do that too for $30 including shipping to anywhere in the US. Shoot me a message if you’re interested in this.

Burning the Bridges by Charles Blount

As some of you may know, when I’m not writing fiction or puzzles I edit the work of others. BURNING THE BRIDGES by Charles Blount is one of the most powerful books I ever had the privilege to edit.

And it’s now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

Local basketball star, Black Johnson, is college bound until he gets tangled in a timeworn feud initiated by his father. When Black’s brother, Keith, is murdered in the streets in cold blood, Black swears vengeance and promises his mother he’ll find those responsible for breaking apart their family.


Deep in the pursuit for answers regarding his brother’s murder, Black encounters a mysterious woman focused on her own path of revenge. As Black confronts the events surrounding his brother’s death, he uncovers mysteries that have been deeply buried by the people closest to him. Learning the truth can come at a high cost, especially when it means discovering his trust in others may have been misplaced.


Will Black turn to the one person whose past will reveal all the answers? Or will he have to risk the lives of those around him to avenge his brother and solve the secrets of the past?

This is a fast-paced thrill ride with a lot to say.

Get your copy today, you will not be disappointed.

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.

Sign up for Amanda and Kayla’s newsletter and pick up your copy today!

And now a couple of titles for younger readers.

FREE from Story Origin

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.

Get the story!

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

Also check out this all-genre book fair

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.

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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.

FREE a FREE sample from Story Origin

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.