The Legend of Jhara

In a village far away there lived a man called Aviano. Aviano was a merchant. He sold birds in silver cages. The birds came to him through magic. He beguiled them with promises and then trapped them in the cages. He imbued the bars of the cages with magic, so that the birds could only be set free by one who passed him silver. The magic was flawed though and sometimes he caught creatures in his cages that were not truly birds.

Once, for example, the raven he had beguiled turned out to be magician who took on a raven’s form. He was rescued by a young girl who was punished for her deed. The punishment was immortality. The curse to live through the centuries and never be at peace. That curse, from what I hear, was recently broken, and another who is more suited for the task has taken the girl’s place.

But I digress. One day Aviano bit off a little more than he could chew. He captured a fairy called Argentia. He thought that the fairy would make a fine prize and that he would sell it for a thousand silver pieces, especially as she herself was the color of silver. This fairy however, was far more than she seemed. As she sat in the cage, she didn’t stress but rather she plotted. Plotted to destroy the bird man. For that though she would need silver, lots of silver.

She watched while Aviano sold his flock that day. He did a roaring trade and she counted seventeen birds leaving in their gilded cages with their new owners. The Bird Man’s pouch where he kept the silver became heavier and heavier.

That night while he slept, he rested the pouch at the foot of his bed, but he was careless and didn’t complete the ward spells he normally put in place before he slept. Maybe it was the goblet of oogleberry wine that somehow had found its place on his bedside table. Who knows? But in any case he entered the world of sleep without proper protection.

That night Argentia was released by a girl with chestnut hair. She thanked the girl, but did not leave immediately. Instead she fluttered into Aviano’s cabin and used a spell to exchange his silver coins with rocks. And so she was able to filch every last one before she took her liberty.

She chuckled at the thought of Aviano carrying around the pouch of rocks the next day. He did this for hours until hunger sent him into the village in search of a meal at the inn. He ordered a fine feast and opened his pouch to pay.

“What is this?” demanded the innkeeper. “I’m sorry but I do not take this currency. Come back when you have silver.”

Aviano looked down at the rocks. How had this happened? He marched over to the witch, Grisela’s cottage. She must have something to do with this. But she just shrugged when she saw the rocks. “Why are showing these to me?” she asked.

“I thought maybe … as you sell stones you might want these. They are worth a lot of silver.”

“No, they are not. They are merely common rocks you could find on the ground anywhere in the village. Take them away.”

That night Aviano wept. His fortune—he had lost his fortune. But that was not all Argentia had planned for him, though perhaps that is where she should have stopped. But the silver fairy never did anything by half measures, and the spell was only half complete. The stolen silver had a purpose. With it Argentia fashioned Jhara, an artifact so powerful that it could devastate not only its target but all its surroundings.

That of course had not been the plan. Argentia wanted a precision weapon. She wanted to take out Aviano so that he could no longer trap the birds. It did not work. The fairy and the Bird Man wrestled and in the struggle a portal of silver opened into our world and the storm was flung through it.

The other side of that fateful portal was in the bay of New Orleans and the storm that was released would be remembered not by the name of Jhara but by another name—Katrina.

Argentia watched the devastation, the destruction of thousands of innocent lives and wept. She found the weather mage, Latisha Watts, to help, but her help came too late. Together though they formulated a plan to trap Jhara into an artifact and send it away. Argentia initially wanted to destroy the storm, but Latisha understood that that was not possible. That with its destruction it would take much of America with it.

So instead they coaxed it into the artifact with a promise that one day it would have a worthy target. The artifact was taken by hand to St. Louis, or rather by flipper, as Latisha transformed into her dolphin form for the journey and swam up the Mississippi with the artifact embedded in her flipper. Jessamyn met her and took Jhara from her and concealed it in illusion in her chamber where it sits to this day.

So Jhara was safe or at least they thought she was.

But Jessamyn would very rarely check her hoard, and she trusted her students. That would prove the fatal mistake.

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Want to read more? Pick up a copy of JHARA today on Amazon on paperback or Kindle or FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Jhara is Here!

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It’s here! Wait no longer, the sixth book of the P.A.W.S. Saga, JHARA has arrived and is on sale today in ebook and paperback on Amazon plus it’s free for subscribers of Kindle Unlimited.

Jenny has been painting fairies her whole life, but now a new fairy has emerged, one with wings of pure silver. She wishes she could share this new fairy with Jamie, but Jamie has disappeared and Jenny is worried.
Sandy is also worried. Her weather magic is out of control and she is taunted by a storm that whispers its name to her – Jhara.
Deep inside the bottle, the spirit of Jhara waits. She hates this form and detests her creator who has trapped her in there. It was not fair. You cannot create a storm and then trap it in a teacup. That worked only in idioms. And this was Jhara’s life.
The P.A.W.S. Saga continues with Jhara.

Pick up your copy today!

 

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Cover Reveal – This Dark Wolf

Hi everyone, I’m so happy to be helping USA Today Bestselling Author, Everly Frost  present the cover of her upcoming release, This Dark Wolf!

Check out the stunning cover and blurb below! Also, get to know the author with Everly’s bio and social media links.

And last but not least, enter for a chance to win some wolfy prizes and a $5 Amazon gift card!

I am a wolf shifter born with a human soul. Packless. Mateless. Unable to bond.

Cast out of my pack, I live in a supernatural safe house filled with broken women. Other women come and go, but I remain. I’m waiting. For him. Tristan Masters—the ruthless alpha of the most vicious pack in the city.

He fought for my life when my pack wanted to kill me. He saved me. I should be able to trust him. But I know better.

Tristan Masters wants my wolf; my killer soul. When he’s ready, he will use me to destroy his enemies. Tristan thinks he owns me. He thinks there are no consequences because I can’t bond to him. He’s going to discover that I am nobody’s to command.

This dark wolf will bite back.

This Dark Wolf is an urban fantasy romance. Full length. 17+ for heat level and language.

 

You can get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089FJ55X1/

 


Meet Everly Frost

Website:

http://everlyfrost.com/

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/everlyfrost/

http://twitter.com/everlyfrost

https://www.instagram.com/everlyfrost/

https://www.amazon.com/Everly-Frost/e/B01AJTBECY

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/everly-frost

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13819383.Everly_Frost

Newsletter:

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Giveaway

Stalk Everly Frost for a chance to win this amazing wolfy prize pack!

Prizes include a 3-d ceramic wolf mug, a wolf necklace, and a $5 Amazon gift card!

Get points for everywhere you follow Everly and bonus points for sharing about the book on your social media!

Plus, there are several other ways you can enter, including some daily tasks!

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USA Today Bestselling Author, Everly Frost is pleased to present the cover of her upcoming release, This Dark Wolf!

Check out the stunning cover and blurb below! Also, get to know the author with Everly’s bio and social media links.

And last but not least, enter for a chance to win some wolfy prizes and a $5 Amazon gift card!

I am a wolf shifter born with a human soul.
Packless. Mateless. Unable to bond.

Cast out of my pack, I live in a supernatural safe house filled with broken women. Other women come and go, but I remain.
I’m waiting.
For him.
Tristan Masters—the ruthless alpha of the most vicious pack in the city.

He fought for my life when my pack wanted to kill me. He saved me. I should be able to trust him.
But I know better.

Tristan Masters wants my wolf; my killer soul. When he’s ready, he will use me to destroy his enemies.
Tristan thinks he owns me. He thinks there are no consequences because I can’t bond to him. He’s going to discover that I am nobody’s to command.

This dark wolf will bite back.

This Dark Wolf is an urban fantasy romance. Full length. 17+ for heat level and language.

 

You can get your copy here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089FJ55X1/

 


Meet Everly Frost

Website:

http://everlyfrost.com/

Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/everlyfrost/

http://twitter.com/everlyfrost

https://www.instagram.com/everlyfrost/

https://www.amazon.com/Everly-Frost/e/B01AJTBECY

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/everly-frost

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13819383.Everly_Frost

Newsletter:

http://everlyfrost.com/newsletter/


Giveaway

Stalk Everly Frost for a chance to win this amazing wolfy prize pack!

Prizes include a 3-d ceramic wolf mug, a wolf necklace, and a $5 Amazon gift card!

Get points for everywhere you follow Everly and bonus points for sharing about the book on your social media!

Plus, there are several other ways you can enter, including some daily tasks!

Enter the This Dark Wolf Giveaway!
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Meet KM Jenkins

Today on Paws 4 Thought we welcome KM Jenkins who has a brand new book out that she is going to tell us all about.

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  1. Hi KM, tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m an International Bestselling Speculative Fiction author that writes fantasy and paranormal romance. One day I might delve into the horror genre but that is later down the road. When I’m not writing you will find me with my kiddos. Yeah, I have twin boys and they are a handful. They keep me busy and tend to intervene when I’m supposed to be writing.

  1. When did you first start writing?

I’ve been writing off and on since my childhood. However, I didn’t publish my first story until September of 2018. I’ve been working on other works ever since.

  1. Who are your favorite authors?

My traditional authors I love are: Mercedes Lackey, Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis, Christopher Paolini, Rick Riordan, Kate Elliott, and Elizabeth Kerner.

My indie author favorites are: Renee Scattergood, Allison D. Reid, Tim O’Rourke, Ember Michaels and Aidy Awards.

  1. What inspires you to write?

I love reading books and they tend to help motivate me to write. Sometimes I meet people that inspire characters in my mind and hunger for the chance to write their stories. Another big inspiration is just my love for writing. I don’t do it for the money, even though that is nice to have, I do it for enjoyment.

  1. Tell us about your latest release?

My Tales of Ferrês bundle book is my latest release. It holds all the stories in my Tales of Ferrês short story series, plus a bonus story never seen before. The stories consist of several heroes that walk into the Forest of Ferrês, a kingdom of magical beasts that many never left alive. These heroes face adversity, create friendships, and find magic within themselves. There are: elves, fairies, dwarves, wolf shifters, twin-tailed foxes, and creatures that lurk in the shadows to feed.

  1. What attracts you to writing fantasy?

I have loved the fantasy genre since I was a kid. If it wasn’t for finding this genre I probably would never have picked up the reading habit. I love dragons the most of all fantasy creatures and can’t get enough of books featuring them. Probably the reason why I write a lot of stories and soon books with dragons in them.

Why do I love writing this genre? I would say it has to do with the ability to create my own world, creatures, and characters. The ability to create something from nothing is so exciting, it is hard to keep focused sometimes.

  1. Who is your favorite character you have written?

My favorite character so far would be Jeremy son of Blakis. He is a mischievous character that is always keeping everyone on their toes. Plus he is a comical character and that makes it fun to write his scenes.

  1. Do you have any pets? (If you do we’d love to see pics!)

Sadly no I don’t have any pets. I do have twin boys that crawl around on the ground and make animal noises. They are only two years old and make the idea of having a pet a nightmare. I have a big love for animals and actually had the boys dress up as a fox and wolf for play time. I have a few pictures included.

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  1. So what’s next? What are you working on?

Currently, I am working on my Gargoyle Sighted book. It is the first book in my Vortex Series. This book is being released chapter by chapter to my newsletter subscribers every month. The book is about a young cop named Cassie that finds out she isn’t exactly human who is having visions that tend to get her into trouble. She makes friends with a werewolf and has  a mother that keeps secrets from her and forces her into a world of supernatural beings. Cassie has to find her place in the world before she gets herself killed. Want to read this book as it is written sign-up here: https://www.subscribepage.com/y2i1x7.

  1. How can readers connect with you?

I have three main ways for readers to connect with me. The first would be my website/blog. The second would be my reader’s group and last would be my newsletter. These are the three places I keep up to date the most so easiest to follow along.

Website/Blog: https://authorkmjenkins.com/blog

Reader’s Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kmstreetteam/

Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/y2i1x7

Check out the Tales of Ferrês (Legendary Tales Book 1) today!

Just $2.99

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Since the beginning of time, one kingdom in the world of Tarzinëa has remained a mystery. Very few have entered its depths and survived. Walk alongside our heroes and watch their tales unfold as they enter the Forest of Ferrês. Discover everything from wolves so large they look like full grown ponies, to devil creatures that lurk in the night. Expect the unexpected as you venture into the magical land of Ferrês where not everything is as it seems.

Pick up from your favorite Retail Store: https://books2read.com/tofbundlebook1

K.M. Jenkins is a published international bestselling author that writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She has a big love for the fantasy genre and loves dragons above all creatures.When she is not writing, you will find her chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Happy Earth Day! Adana is FREE today!

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Happy Earth Day! I know most of us are stuck at home at the moment, but if you’re like me you’re still taking a daily walk outside in your neighborhood especially if you have little ones.

So, a little gift to you all for Earth Day — for one day only the ebook of Adana the Earth Dragon is FREE on Kindle.

Plus as an extra bonus, if anyone would like an audio book of Adana’s story narrated by the awesome, Fiona Thraille, please leave a comment on this blog and I’ll send you over a free code.

Now go outside and enjoy the spring.

Cover Reveal – Jhara!

It’s here and it’s beautiful. My awesome cover designer Rachel Bostwick created a new kickass cover for Jhara (P.A.W.S. 6). The book will release on June 15th, 2020 but I really wanted to share the cover with you guys now. So here it is!

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Isn’t it scrumptious? I love it.

So what is Jhara you may ask? Well SHE is a powerful storm and she’s super mad as she’s been trapped in a bottle and hidden away. Now she wants out and woe betide anyone in her way.

Preorder her story today on Amazon.  

OR for a limited time pick up an ARC over at Story Origin.

 

YASH is Here!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

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Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FOUR contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

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Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PURPLE team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
 
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday April 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
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Today, I am hosting Abigail Johnson on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Abigail Johnson was born in Pennsylvania. When she was twelve, her family traded in snowstorms for year-round summers and moved to Arizona. Abigail chronicled the entire cross-country road trip in a purple spiral-bound notebook that she still has, and has been writing ever since. She became a tetraplegic after breaking her neck in a car accident when she was seventeen, but hasn’t let that stop her from bodysurfing in Mexico, writing and directing a high-school production of Cinderella, and becoming a published author. Visit Abigail online at abigailjohnsonbooks.com and follow her on Twitter, @AbigailsWriting.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
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Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.

Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves–not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each others throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental re-editing will give her the love she’s starving for.

Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.

Check out Abigail’s “Every Other Weekend” spotify playlist here!



And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Debbie Manber Kupfer, and more!
To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is  42
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
 
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!

Bonus! I’m running a Rafflecopter with oodles of ways to win. The grand prize winner wins a box set of books 1 through 3 of the P.A.W.S. Saga in audio or ebook. Plus everyone who signs up for my newsletter picks up a free copy of Tales from P.A.W.S.

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And one more thing – ALL of my P.A.W.S. Saga are on sale this week for just 99 cents a piece on Kindle.
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YASH is (Almost) Here!

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Yay! It’s almost time. I’m excited to announce that once more this spring I’ll be participating in YASH in purple team (my favorite color). Look at all these awesome books you could win. This year because of the coronavirus authors will be donating audio or ebooks of their titles.

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I’ll also be running an extra rafflecopter giveaway on this blog with a chance to win a box set of P.A.W.S. ebooks or audio books.

Hunt starts on March 31st. Want to find out more about the hunt? Hop over to YASH organizer, Colleen’s blog for all the deets.

Need something to read in the meantime? Check out this awesome group of speculative short stories, all free over at Story Origin. (Reviews much appreciated.)

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Call of the Sirens – Box Set!

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Today I’m proud to help fantasy author – KB Benson spread the word about her brand new box set – Call of the Sirens. Here’s the blurb: