Friday Fiction

Happy Friday, Folks. I have a mixed bag of reads for you this fair Friday.

First up, do you like dragons? Of course you do!

Check out this first of an awesome new series by J.A. Cullican, HEIR OF DRAGONS, just 99 cents on Kindle for a limited time or FREE on KIndle Unlimited.

Her bloodline says they should be mortal enemies. Her heart swears otherwise. Will her torn loyalties leave her vulnerable to a rising evil?

Minx’s hunting and fighting skills are legendary. But when adversaries trespass on the royal Fae lands, she’s nervous about her mission to restore the defense wards by slaying a dragon and returning with its powerful hide. And the ferocious warrior grows desperate when neighboring clans demand that she defeat not one, but two of the fearsome beasts in fights to the death.

Angered by the coercive demand, Minx tracks down her first red-scaled monster—only to be stunned when it shifts into a stunning young man. And when her handsome foe claims they share a common adversary, her attraction tempts her toward an unheard-of alliance against a dark new threat.

Will Minx’s quest to save her species drag them into a bloody war?

How to Kill a Dragon is the breathtaking first book in the Heir of Dragons epic fantasy series. If you like fierce heroines, forbidden romance, and magic gone awry, then you’ll love J. A. Culican’s fiery tale.

Buy How to Kill a Dragon to battle the demons of destiny today!

Next up, a treat for those with KU who love to binge on fantasy box sets!

Chaos. Magic. Adventure. – Three things this princess isn’t ready for.

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When dark magic brings destruction and chaos down on her kingdom, fae princess Dana’s life takes an unexpected turn. To save her, the king begs her to leave him to his fate, and she must now step away from every comfort she’s ever known.

Dana is left to unravel the mysteries of her powers while dealing with an annoying wolf shifter whose secrets set her blood on fire. He’s either the ally she desperately needs or the most dangerous man she’s ever met.

Moonstones, a witch, dark elves, and a wolf shifter all stand in her way as she tries to absolve her father of the atrocities the fae folk accuse him of.

Read this and continue to books 2-4 in one chunky box set free to subscribers of KU

But wait, there’s more! I’ve got together with a bunch of awesome fantasy authors ALL free on Kindle Unlimited. Check them out by clicking the banners below and find your next fantasy binge.

Kid’s Corner

And now something for the little ones …

Jake is off to daycare, but he’s worried about what’s in store.
Going somewhere new can be scary–trying something different, even more.
How will he get ready, and what will help him through?
What will bring him comfort and help prepare him for something new?

Available in paperback, hardback or Kindle or FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

Meet Esmeralda Grunch, a very fetching flower fairy, and her best friend, Tulip. Story by me and enchanting watercolor pictures from Tina Wijesiri.

Available in paperback and just $1.99 on Kindle for a limited time.

And that’s it for today. Have a happy weekend, folks!

Adana is FREE, Cecilia and Bobbert are 99 c!

Hey everyone. Thank you to all who downloaded and bought my P.A.W.S. Saga during my recent sale. I hope you enjoy my books and if you do please take some time to leave a review.

So now I have a new sale, this one focused on my youngest readers:

First off meet The Great Bobbert, a bumbling buffoon that searching for his lost weasel, Popgoes.

Just 99 cents on Kindle for a limited time

Next up, how about a kitty tale. Cecilia is looking for a new human, but will she find the right one? She’s heard they’re very difficult to train.

99 cents for a limited time

And last but by no means least a freebie for Earth Day this week.

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?
An elemental tale from the author of P.A.W.S. and Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip.
Illustrated by Tina Wijesiri.

“This is a wonderful story that kids will fall in love with. Beautifully written and illustrated. ” Cindy Shirley, The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick

FREE for a limited time!

Want even me FREE and 99 cents reads?

Well, I got together with a bunch of other children’s authors for a group promo. Click the banner below to check it out!

Adana is One!

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Hello everyone! Adana here. Happy Earth Day. I’m so excited because today is my birthday — it’s exactly one year today since my book ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON came out.

And to celebrate my author is making my story FREE for just one day on KINDLE. Click my cover to go to Amazon and pick up your copy.

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Also check out my story in paperback or audio book. Or pick up the accompanying coloring and activity book.

But wait there’s more, for a limited time the Kindle copies of my author, Debbie Manber Kupfer’s other picture book titles are all on sale for between 99 cents and 1.99.

Click the covers below for more good reads for your little ones.

Happy Earth Day and Happy Reading!

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St. Paddy’s Day Deals and Steals!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day P.A.W.S. fans!

I’ve got a few special deals and steals for you today to check out. First off all 4 of my P.A.W.S. Saga are currently on sale for just 99 cents a piece. This is perfect time to pick up the ones you are missing before book 5 comes out in the summer.

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Next up – how about some dragons?

Saving another’s life may save her own.

As the child of the kingdom of Salia’s most powerful mages, Lex’s future had seemed bright. That is until she lost everything. Her dreams. Her parents. Even when she thought her life was changing for the better, she lost her husband. When a mysterious stranger turns up nearly dead on her doorstep, Lex must make a decision. Either fight for her future or lose more than her own life.

For Amell, time is almost up. He has spent nearly thirty years searching for the balance to his magic he needs in order to survive. After an unexpected attack, a twist of fate hands him what he has been searching for in the form of someone that could threaten everything.

When the choices are made, will they find a future they could have never hoped for, or will they uncover plots more sinister than they imagined?

Now on sale for just 99 cents for a limited time.

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Dragons not your thing? How about some werewolves. Holly Hook’s Wolf Bound is free for a limited time.

A young woman with a need to protect.
A young man drawn to her acceptance.
A rival pack threatening to destroy all they love.

Loner, misfit, wild. Everything about Cayden should push me away. Deep down, I know the explanation for his graceful walk, his ability to fight off guys twice his size, and his amazing hearing. Especially when the wolves appear in the woods around town and a beautiful male shares Cayden’s dark hair, red highlights, and his wild, hazel eyes. I should fear him, but he draws me in. Until Cayden, no one else around me understood what it’s like to be radically different. But Cayden warns me off though his eyes yearn for me.

Pick up your copy today!

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It Takes a Village to Launch an Indie Book – Reflections on Blogging from A to Z 2018

So it’s May and the April showers have turned into the May flowers and now as is traditional I get to reflect back on the crazy month of April when I challenge myself to blog from A to Z.

I started doing the challenge 5 years ago over at my sister blog, Paws 4 Puzzles. For three years I puzzled from A to Z. You can find my old puzzles over here if you’re curious and I’m working to release a book sometime in the future.

Last year I decided to switch it up a bit. I brought A to Z over to this blog and introduced you to a character a day from my P.A.W.S. Saga. Confession here – I actually changed a few names in Londinium (the book I was working on at the time) so that I could have one for each letter! You can check my A to Z of P.A.W.S. over here if you’re so inclined.

This year April was a special month. I had planned to release my new picture book, Adana the Earth Dragon on Earth Day (April 22) that fell right in the middle of the month. I’d been frequented several Children’s Book groups on Facebook and had been wowed by all the talent there was out there in the indie community. But sadly while most of these authors and illustrators produced fantastic books, it was hard to get the word out. So I thought how about in exchange for spreading the word about my little dragon I featured a picture book a day on my blog.

I created a form and was overwhelmed by the response, so much so that for most days in April I ended up featuring not one, but two or three books. I also had to get a little cheeky on some days. For example no one submitted a book that began with the letter V – but I did have two awesome books that featured mice, so V became the day of VERY small creatures!

I hope you enjoyed my posts and have discovered some new great indie picture books for your little ones.

Here’s a link to all the posts in case there are some you missed.

And just a little nudge ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON is on sale this week for just 99 cents/99p on Kindle.

99 Cents Picture Book Sale!

Update – Everything should now be 99 cents! Happy Reading!

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Hi folks, I’ve got a surprise for you – starting today for one week only all four of my picture books are just 99 cents/99p on Kindle.

That includes (from left to right)

The Great Bobbert

The Great Bobbert has lost his weasel again. Where can that pesky Popgoes be?

Adana the Earth Dragon

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?

 

And Cecilia’s Tale

Cecilia’s on a mission to find a new human, but will she find the right one? She’s heard they’re very difficult to train.

Pick up one, two, or all three for your little ones!

Books also available in paperback and audio.

Happy Earth Day! Adana the Earth Dragon is officially out in the World Today!

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Hi everyone! I’m here! Today’s the day that my book ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON finally is released into the world. Want to read a sample? Sure you do:

Once upon a time there was a small brown dragon called Adana. Adana was an earth dragon and Adana was very sad. She longed to play with the other dragons, but none of them would accept her as a friend. “It’s because I’m small and brown and boring” she said. “No one wants to be friends with an earth dragon.”

The air dragons would soar through the sky, their wings outstretched. Adana wished she could join them up in their playground of clouds, but she had no wings.

The water dragons would glide effortlessly through the lagoon, playing tag and Marco Polo. Adana yearned to join in their games, but sadly she could not swim.

The fire dragons scared little Adana with their tremendous scaly scarlet forms and flames that could toast two hundred marshmallows with one puff. Adana secretly tried gargling with fire water to see if she might make a flame, but she only gave herself a sore throat. Poor Adana, she could never be a fire dragon.

So sad little Adana slunk into her cave, curled up in a corner, and took a nap.

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Now you can’t just leave little me like this – Can you? So pick up a copy of my story, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON today.

It’s available in paperback from Amazon or directly from this site. There’s even a companion coloring and activity book available.

Prefer to read on Kindle or listen on Audible? I can to that too and the book is available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

AND a bonus the first TEN people to order a copy from this website today will pick up a free audio book of Adana narrated by the awesome Fiona Thraille. This offer is available for orders from the US or the UK. (If you’re in the UK message me for shipping costs – I will be traveling to the UK in June, so if you can wait until then to receive your books I can make the shipping costs a bit cheaper!)

PLUS all orders receive a signed Adana bookmark and a coloring sheet!

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So Happy Earth Day folks. Remember to protect the flowers from those big bad giants!

Peace and Love,

Adana

S is for School and a Sheep – Blogging from A to Z

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Hi Everyone,

Adana here! It’s SATURDAY and I’m really excited. You see today Debbie is going to read my story at a bookstore in St. Louis.

Debbie will be at THE NOVEL NEIGHBOR from 10:30 to 11:30 am this morning for storytime. If you live in St. Louis come on by. You’ll be able to pick up a signed copy of my book, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON and the companion Coloring and Activity Book.

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Now on to the letter S – today we are featuring three books in our picture books from A to Z. First up meet Charlie Chameleon who is going to SCHOOL.

Readers first met Charlie and his bossy pet fish, Frankie,  in The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: New Beginnings back in 2015. Now Charlie is back in a new adventure where he is taking the big step of going to school.

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In this second in a series of humorous multicultural books, Charlie Chameleon and his friends are having trouble with Boris Bunny, the class bully. Charlie thinks Boris is putting on an act, but his friends disagree. Follow Charlie’s adventures as he helps Boris learn how to be a friend. Fans of the Arthur the Aardvark series will enjoy the antics of the characters in The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days. Even bullies can be bullied—who knew!

Pick up your copy of The Adventures of Charlie Chameleon: School Days by Ellen L. Buikema with illustrations by Elizabeth Engel from Amazon in Kindle or paperback.

Next up is a book that Debbie edited, STANLEY & HALF-PINT written and illustrated by Elizabeth Bullock.

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This is a short novel based on a true story. Stanley (a horse) and Half-Pint (a ram) are the title characters and narrators of the tale.
Together, they tell their story of friendship, life’s experiences and their view of the world today.

Pick up a copy on Amazon in Kindle or Paperback. 

Come back tomorrow for a special day, release day post for my book, ADANA THE EARTH DRAGON!

Good night,

Adana

 

H is for House – Picture Books from A to Z

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Hi folks, welcome back to Paws 4 Thought after our short visit to Paws 4 Puzzles. I hope those who visited her in the last few days had fun with YASH.

Now onto the letter H. For H I’ve found two awesome picture books that both feature HOUSES!

The first is written and illustrated by my illustrator, Tina Wijesiri. Tina brought my little dragon to life and in this story – THE HAT HOUSE – we meet three little hedgehogs who need a house. I had the privilege of editing this sweet tale for Tina. Please check it out on Amazon.

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Our second story today is THE BIG ADVENTURES OF TINY HOUSE written by  Susan Schaefer Bernardo with illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher.

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The adventure begins when an old farmhouse gets salvaged and recycled into Tiny, a snug little house with a big heart — and WHEELS! With the help of Big Truck, Tiny sets off across America to discover if he is still a real home. Tiny makes friends on the road, like Shiny the Airstream, Waverly the houseboat, and Buster the skoolie. He even goes to a jamboree! After thousands of miles, Tiny discovers that home isn’t a place…it’s a feeling in your heart.

Pick up the book in ebook or hardback.

That’s all for today – now I’m going back into my house for a rest.

See you tomorrow,

Adana

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Picture Books fro A to Z – B is for Breeze and Big Sisters!

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Welcome back, Adana here and today I’d like to introduce to two awesome B books!

First up meet a tired little cloud that falls asleep on the BREEZE. He wakes to realize that he has drifted far from the lands he knows. He sets out on his new adventure eager for what awaits. The little cloud is confused when things don’t go the way he expected. He has visited new places. He has seen new faces. Will he make new friends?

Find out in Kristen Iten’s ADVENTURES ON THE BREEZE.

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Do you have a BIG sister or a brother? As far as I know I have no brothers and sisters as I’m the only Earth Dragon in my land.

But even you don’t it’s okay. You can still enjoy this book. Sometimes it’s hard for small children to accept their new sibling. this book teaches sibling love along with a few questions in the back.

What are Big Sisters for? by Jazmine Wright

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Announcement! For the next few days Debbie is going to be part of YASH – the awesome Young Adult Scavenger Hunt. So while this blog is devoted to YASH the A to Z of picture books will continue over at Debbie’s sister blog, Paws 4 Puzzles.

Come by tomorrow for the letter C (which of course is for CAT).

Bye for now, I’m going to get some sleep – Adana

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