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.

Sign up for Deonne Williams’ newsletter and pick up a FREE copy of FAE SONG.

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.

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 Fantasy Fiction

Hey folks, it’s Friday, so that means it’s time to check out some awesome fantasy reads to keep you engaged all weekend long. First up we have CHAOS LIES BENEATH THE NIGHT by J. Leigh Bralick. Just look at that beautiful cover.

The first episode of a gripping new epic fantasy serial from the author of The Madness Method…

Emery, Captain of the Shadow Guard, has dedicated his life to one purpose…

…to preserve the three realms of the Cosmos from the dominion of Chaos.

But when one of his soldiers is killed on a routine mission into the mortal realm, everything changes. Something is wrong, and he is the only one who seems to notice…or care.

Atan, the Splendor of Light, should be content with his gilded existence…but fragmented memories of a forgotten past return to haunt him. What would he risk to uncover the truth?

Therrei tol Dana is an ordinary human girl raised in obscurity, which is exactly where she prefers to be. But when she manifests unexpected powers, sinister forces take notice. Is there any way to hide without also hiding who she was meant to be?

As a nefarious plot to awaken Chaos intensifies, fate draws the lives of these three toward an unlikely intersection…

You’ll love this new fantasy serial, because who’s afraid of a little Chaos?

Preorder today for just 99 cents!

Next up TALES OF FERRES by the wonderful K.M. Jenkins who had the privilege of meeting a couple of years back at Penned.

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.

2.99 or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Next up DRAGONLIGHT from Elon Vidal – I adore dragons, don’t you?

The Witchlight Quest guides Lucy and her quirky friends to Dracoterra, dragon territory.

This strange kingdom, once a land of magic, is plagued by the same dark force that kidnapped the elemental deity of Light. Perils, monsters, phoenixes, and wishing trees abound, and the Witchhunters are trailing close behind.

Her only path to becoming a Lightbringer is also a journey in which she must face her own inner darkness.

While her powers are growing, so too is the danger that threatens not only to sweep this magical land into despair, but also engulf her own nature with it.

Will Lucy find the clues that guide her towards her destiny or will these evil forces spell the end of the Lumenary Prophetiae?

Dragonlight and the entire Lightkey series is a fun YA fantasy adventure with a positive message suitable for all ages. 

Just 99 cents or FREE on KU

Last but by no means least another 99 cents preorder, MIDNIGHT’S ASSASSINS by Margo Bond Collins.

A monster-hunting assassin teams up with a reluctant werewolf to take down the organization that employed her—assuming they don’t kill her first.

Midnight is the poster child of The Organization.

Or she would be if anyone outside The Organization knew about it.

Ten years ago, The Organization plucked Ilsa Deverell out of the latest in a series of terrible foster homes, trained her up to become the perfect monster assassin, and gave her a code name. Ever since then, they’ve had Midnight’s complete loyalty.

Until now.

Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Preorder today for just 99 cents.

Do you have Kindle Unlimited? Check out this promo including oodles of fantasy and sci-fi all free to KU subscribers

PLUS Remember that ALL of my P.A.W.S. books are currently on sale for just two more days!

Giant P.A.W.S. Sale

Hi folks, in preparation for the release of Manus Wu in June, I’m having a flash P.A.W.S. Sale with ALL of my titles currently deeply discounted for just FIVE days.

A young Jewish girl. A diabolical werewolf out for her blood. Can she survive?

When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama, Celia, on the night before Celia dies she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama’s life from Nazis and wolves and is about to make Miri’s life a whole lot more interesting.

Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S.

P.A.W.S. currently FREE on Kindle

Argentum (book 2) and Umbrae (book 3) – 99 cents/99p

Londinium (book 4) and Cotula (book 5) – 1.99

Jhara (book 6) and Manus Wu (book 7) – preorder – 2.99

Want even MORE fantasy books to sate your reading thirst?

Check out this promo over at Story Origin. All titles should be FREE or 99 cents.

Friday Kid’s Book Round-up!

Hi folks, Happy Friday! I hope you’re all keeping warm during this nasty cold snap we’ve been having. I know I’m ready for spring. So what better way to keep your little ones engaged through the winter than with a book or two.

First up my own kitty story, Cecilia’s Tale is on sale this month for just 99 cents for the ebook. This is the story of a street cat in Jerusalem who went out one day to find and tame her own human. It’s roughly based on how my cat Cecilia originally found me and includes wonderful water color illustrations by a local St. Louis illustrator, Victoria Szulc.

Pick up your copy on Amazon today!

Or if you’d like a signed copy for your little ones I can do that. Here’s the link to my current order form. I’m going to be making a post office run next Monday.

And now I’m pleased to highlight some other charming and funny titles from indie picture book authors:

Lucy and her favorite stuffed animal, Lou, do everything together. While on a family cruise, the wind sweeps her stuffed animal off into the ocean where is lost forever.Join Lucy in a story about grief and loss, as she navigates moving forward while honoring her beloved stuffed animal.

This book is a great tool for parents to jumpstart the conversation about life and death. Helping our young readers to begin exploring the understanding of grief, Lost takes loss and puts the experience into a palatable story for young readers.

Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

The next three titles are available FREE via Story Origin in exchange for signing up for the authors’ newsletters.

Why have one Superhero when you can have two? Introduce the kids to The Super Twins with a fun and action filled Activity pack. It includes word searches, a maze, colouring sheets, make your own Superhero mask and more! Loads of entertainment to keep your little ones occupied.

Pick up your copy today!

Wouldn’t you like to take a family vacation to a place you’ve never been, right now?

You and your entire family are invited to come and experience, learn, feel, and imagine what life in other countries all over the world is like from other kids! In this book, Joaquin and Yocsary take us on an exciting and unforgettable adventure around the unique Central American country of Costa Rica.

Are you ready to take a majestic walk in the cloud forests and visit tropical blond and black sand beaches all in the same country? Feel free to jump in the ocean and go surfing. Visit hot spring sites and learn more about the wonderful biodiversity in the Costa Rican jungle. Joaquin and Yocsary are so excited to give you a taste of the food they eat, the languages they speak and the clothes they wear as they dance in the street! Don’t forget your sun hat and comfortable shoes and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Costa Rica.

There’s a bonus quiz at the end of every book. Sensei Publishing provides kids with a series of books for generations of people encouraging exciting curiosity and interactive discovery. Please join us on this unique journey around the world where kids teach other kids about the wonders and treasures of their home countries – are you ready? Get your family’s copy of Kids on Earth: ‘Costa Rica’ today!

Welcome to the island of Isotopia! Meet Poppy the monkey and travel to a jungle and a palace in this free sample of Emma Harper’s Bedtime Stories for Kids.

Friday Kids Book Roundup

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’m going to highlight some titles for the young and young at heart!

First up my little kitty story, Cecilia’s Tale, is currently 99 cents on Amazon. The book which features watercolor art from local St. Louis artist and friend Victoria Szulc is based off the true story of how my kitty, Cecilia found me in Jerusalem. Sadly Cecilia crossed the rainbow bridge several years ago but her memory lives on in this picture book available in Kindle, paperback and audio book.

Bonus just for readers of this blog — hop over to Story Origin and pick a free audio review copy of Cecilia’s Tale.

Next up – do you have children learning at home due to the pandemic? Pick up this awesome Picture Book for Kids by Lisa Strattin that teaches a host of interesting facts on all 50 US States.

This educational book presents facts along with full color photographs and carefully chosen words to teach children about the 50 States of the USA. Packed with facts about each state from coast-to-coast, your children or grandchildren will enjoy learning from start to finish while they read this book.

Do you know which state has a Peony as their State Flower?

Or how many states have named the Cardinal as their State Bird?

Learn these and many more interesting facts and see some beautiful photographs of State Flags, State Flowers, and even State Birds. In addition, your child or grandchild can learn the State Capital Cities, the order of when each state was admitted to the Union and each State Motto!

Note: This book is suitable for intermediate readers (children books ages 6-8 years of age) although younger preschool children (ages 3-5) will enjoy it if you share it with them.

Older children (ages 9-12) will even find the information helpful if they need some help with research for their geography class homework.

Grab your copy NOW

And now for three freebies available over at Story Origin. Each of the titles highlighted below are free for readers who sign up for the authors’ newsletters over at SO.

Wouldn’t you like to take a family vacation to a place you’ve never been, right now? You and your entire family are invited to come and experience, learn, feel, and imagine what life in other countries all over the world is like from other kids! Visit fascinating countries around the world without ever having to leave your home with a kid’s documentary series that teaches an appreciation for both cultural & biodiversity by country worldwide. In this one-of-a-kind kids’ documentary series, let local kids be your guides as 2 kids from each country take you and your family on an unforgettable private guided tour of their lives via cultural traditions, food, clothes, history, economy, music, beautiful landscapes, animals, plants and more!

In this book, Joaquin and Yocsary take us on an exciting and unforgettable adventure around the unique Central American country of Costa Rica. Are you ready to take a majestic walk in the cloud forests and visit tropical blond and black sand beaches all in the same country? Feel free to jump in the ocean and go surfing. Visit hot spring sites and learn more about the wonderful biodiversity in the Costa Rican jungle. Joaquin and Yocsary are so excited to give you a taste of the food they eat, the languages they speak and the clothes they wear as they dance in the street! Don’t forget your sun hat and comfortable shoes and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in Costa Rica. There’s a bonus quiz at the end of every book.

Sensei Publishing provides kids with a series of books for generations of people encouraging exciting curiosity and interactive discovery. Please join us on this unique journey around the world where kids teach other kids about the wonders and treasures of their home countries – are you ready? Get your family’s copy of Kids on Earth: ‘Costa Rica’ today!

The beautiful fairy Elvia is lost! Her family and friends are worried. Can they find her?

Sign up for author Emma Harper’s newsletter and Read this free tale to find out!

Do you have little ones just learning to write? This is for you! 120 pages of Writing Paper with Lines for ABC Kids from author, Jake Dennis. Sign up for his newsletter to pick up your freebie.

And last but not least — something for the parents! Oodles of free audio books in all genres. Click on the banners below to pick up yours.

Happy Birthday To Me (and a Sale for You!)

All books – 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time!

Hey Everyone – it’s my birthday! So to celebrate I’ve put ALL 6 of my P.A.W.S. Saga on sale for just 99 cents/99p. It’s been a long and crazy year and hopefully 2021 will be a whole lot better. So snuggle up and read and in the meantime I’m scribbling away in the next couple of books in the series!

Step into the World of P.A.W.S. right here!

Also I’ve got together with a bunch of other awesome indie authors to showcase our books. Click on any of the banners below for reads from FREE to 4.99. You’re sure to find something you love.

Black Friday Book Sale

Hi folks, hope you had a happy, safe and yummy Thanksgiving. The best way to shop this year is right here from your computer and I’ve got together with a bunch of other awesome indie authors to offer a couple of my titles for just 99 cents this weekend.

Check out the 99 cents Book Blast. Truly something for everyone in here from children’s books to sci-fi, to fantasy, to romance.

Also check out these other awesome promos by clicking the banners below. You’re sure to find something for everyone on your list!

Picture Book Sale!

Hi everyone, I’ve got a treat for you today. Three of my titles are currently on sale. First off for just 99 cents we have the story of a silly clown called THE GREAT BOBBERT and his wily assistant the weasel, Popgoes.

Pick up a copy on Kindle for just 99 cents plus add a free audio book narrated by George Sirois from Story Origin.

Next up my kitty story Cecilia’s Tale with illustrations by Victoria Szulc is on sale everywhere for just 99 cents in ebook. Plus add a free audio book narrated by Fiona Thraille from Story Origin.

Lastly my latest picture book release, WANDA’S WAND is FREE today on Kindle. Illustrated by Tina Wijesiri the book takes us through the silly tale of little Wanda Wizzlewoop and her cat, Whiskey. Audio book also available on Story Origin.

Want more? Check it out these two promos over at Story Origin: