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Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Books Machine

I’d like to let you know about the website The Books Machine, where you will find good books to read, free Kindle books, the best ebook deals, and a distinctive feature: books usually available for a fee, given away directly by their authors. Here is the link; I hope you enjoy:  http://www.thebooksmachine.com

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hang on! Mortals Rule is Coming...


I am working on the final chapters as we speak.

Then what happens?

My faithful beta readers will read it, point out mistakes, give me advice.

Then it will be edited, which is a slow process.  Sorry. :(

Just hang out a little while longer. It will be in your hands soon. I am looking forward to that day as much as the Rule Series fans are.  :)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Top Ten Supernatural Characters



This is my TOP TEN picks for favorite characters from the show Supernatural that were killed off but should return. These are the characters I miss. Supernatural is known for killing off their characters, even the main ones. Sam, Dean, and Castiel regularly return from the dead, but what about these other characters? 

If you haven't watched all the way through to the end of season ten, you may not want to read this list. It contains SPOILERS (if you haven't seen all the episodes yet). You've been warned.

There were more than ten on my list so I had to cut it down. 

These are not in order of how much I like them. I don't have the time to give it THAT much thought. Let's see if you agree with my choices. Have any you want to add???

1. Charlie: This was one of the most shocking deaths because we never saw it coming, and fans feel like it was just thrown in there to give Dean a reason to go over the edge. They need to bring her back. 

2. Jessica: I don't want her character to come back to life or anything, but I would LOVE it if Sam was forced to have an honest conversation with her about how he kept her in the dark about his family and how it led to her death. I would love to see him get some closure on this. Plus, she should be given the chance to vent after he told her he loved her and then lied to her.

3. Bobby: Of course, this one would be awesome. The angels need to send him back so that he can work with the boys again, at least for a while.

4. Kevin: This one made me mad. He was still a kid and wanted to have a normal life. What happened to him was horrible, so I would love it if he got a second chance.

5. Balthazar: He was always fun when he was messing with the Winchesters. I'll never forget when he unsank the Titanic.

6. John Winchester: I don't want him to come back to life, but I would love it if he'd return for a guest appearance, especially if it was on the last episode.

7. Ellen/Jo: Since they died together, I wanted to list them together. A lot of fans complained about them for some reason, but I thought they were awesome, especially Ellen. She and Dean had that special relationship where she could see through his tough act, and she always wanted to mother him.

8. Trickster: His episodes are always so funny. 

9. Meg/Ruby: I am listing them together because I don't care which one returns. I would just love to see one of these women come back to mess with Sam and Dean again.

10. Death: Oh, please, he cannot be gone forever. I loved the way everyone was afraid of him and Dean would try to placate him with junk food. His demise was stupid. I don't think Death would be dumb enough to give Dean the one weapon that can kill him. Dumb, dumb, dumb. When he gave it to Dean, I was like, wait a second! You are going to give a Winchester a weapon? Are you serious? Crowley wouldn't be that stupid.

Anyway, there is my list of the ten (plus) characters I would love to see return for at least one episode.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Attention Bloggers

Clean Teen Publishing will be releasing Crushed this August. I would love to do some interviews, guest posts, etc.

If you have a blog and would like to interview me or add a guest post from me, let me know.

And it doesn't have to be right now or for August. Keep me in mind. I am always ready to contribute to another person's blog.

Also, if you would like to guest post on mine (something followers would enjoy) let me know.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Get Ready for THREE GREAT BOOKS!

THREE NEW RELEASES TODAY!

Oh yeah, you got that right. Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing has a triple amazing release day today. With three new novels in three different series, you will have plenty to read this week. Check out our three new releases below. Make sure to grab your copies before the price increases tomorrow.

VANISHING ACT by Erica Kiefer

Vanishing Act Ebook-2BVanishing-2BActis a Lingering Echoes Novel. This series has captivated readers attention since the first novel released last year. Find out why readers and reviewers are captivated by this romantic drama series. Vanishing Act can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel or as part of the series. The first book in this series—Rumors— is currently FREE. This is a Young Adult Romance or Realistic Fiction that also crosses over into New Adult in Vanishing Act with the characters being college aged. While it is New Adult, the book is still rated on a YAm scale.
A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds. When Ben reappears in Kate's life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she's tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate's help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge. Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.

EARTH GOD by Jon Messenger

ebook - earth god 4
Earth God is the fourth and final book in the best-selling World Aflame Saga. Best read as part of the series. If you haven't already read this award winning series, we recommend you check out the first novel— Wind Warrior— for FREE today! Earth God is a New Adult paranormal / dystopian novel that can also be enjoyed by the Young Adult reading audience. 
THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA, THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND, THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME, THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH. The Fire Elemental has risen and its followers, the Fire Caste, have destroyed the planet. Humanity hangs on the cusp of extinction; their only hope now lies with the troubled Wind Warrior, Xander Sirocco. Xander has absorbed the power of the Wind and Water Elementals but at great personal cost. Finding Sammy has been his anchor through the chaos around him, but now he finds himself wondering if saving her is enough. Sammy remains a prisoner of the Fire Elemental, her mind trapped, as the dragon possesses her body. Her love for Xander keeps her going, but will her passion be enough to stop the Elemental from killing Xander once and for all? Humanity's last hope rests in Xander finding the Earth Elemental. Claiming the power of the Earth is the last step before he can confront the dragon holding Sammy hostage. Unfortunately, he's not the only one who knows the location of the Earth Elemental. It's a race against time between Xander and the dragon to claim the last of the Elemental power and bring an end to a war that's spanned millennia. Earth God is the exciting conclusion to the bestselling and award-winning World Aflame series.  

KINDLING FLAMES: GRANTING WISHES by Julie Wetzel

Ebook - Graning Wishes
Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes is a fun  novella developed within the Kindling Flames world. This novella can be read on it's own or as part of the series. While Granting Wishes does not revolve around the main characters of the Kindling Flames series, both Victoria and Darrien have walk-on roles. If you haven't read any of the Kindling Flames books, we recommend you definitely check out Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder, which is currently free. Find out why this New Adult Paranormal Romance series has remained a best-seller since day one. 
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.

THREE NEW RELEASES TODAY!

Oh yeah, you got that right. Clean Teen Publishing and Crimson Tree Publishing has a triple amazing release day today. With three new novels in three different series, you will have plenty to read this week. Check out our three new releases below. Make sure to grab your copies before the price increases tomorrow.

VANISHING ACT by Erica Kiefer

Vanishing Act Ebook-2BVanishing-2BActis a Lingering Echoes Novel. This series has captivated readers attention since the first novel released last year. Find out why readers and reviewers are captivated by this romantic drama series. Vanishing Act can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel or as part of the series. The first book in this series—Rumors— is currently FREE. This is a Young Adult Romance or Realistic Fiction that also crosses over into New Adult in Vanishing Act with the characters being college aged. While it is New Adult, the book is still rated on a YAm scale.
A fresh start at college is exactly what Kate needs to ease the burden of her family secrets. When she meets the confident and charming Aaron Jackson, she weaves a new history for herself to fit into his seemingly perfect life. But the past refuses to stay where it belongs, causing a rift between their contrasting worlds. When Ben reappears in Kate's life, she is only pulled deeper into the childhood that she's tried to forget. Driven by the abuse and pain that still lingers within him, Ben seeks Kate's help in making a change. But in this journey for retribution, lines blur between courage, justice, and revenge. Bound by their shared and damaged youth, Kate is forced to choose sides, and fast. The final act is almost here, and time is running out.

EARTH GOD by Jon Messenger

ebook - earth god 4
Earth God is the fourth and final book in the best-selling World Aflame Saga. Best read as part of the series. If you haven't already read this award winning series, we recommend you check out the first novel— Wind Warrior— for FREE today! Earth God is a New Adult paranormal / dystopian novel that can also be enjoyed by the Young Adult reading audience. 
THE EARTH GIVES WAY TO THE SEA, THE SEA BOWS BEFORE THE WIND, THE WIND FEEDS THE FLAME, THE FLAME BURNS THE WORLD OF MAN DOWN TO THE EARTH. The Fire Elemental has risen and its followers, the Fire Caste, have destroyed the planet. Humanity hangs on the cusp of extinction; their only hope now lies with the troubled Wind Warrior, Xander Sirocco. Xander has absorbed the power of the Wind and Water Elementals but at great personal cost. Finding Sammy has been his anchor through the chaos around him, but now he finds himself wondering if saving her is enough. Sammy remains a prisoner of the Fire Elemental, her mind trapped, as the dragon possesses her body. Her love for Xander keeps her going, but will her passion be enough to stop the Elemental from killing Xander once and for all? Humanity's last hope rests in Xander finding the Earth Elemental. Claiming the power of the Earth is the last step before he can confront the dragon holding Sammy hostage. Unfortunately, he's not the only one who knows the location of the Earth Elemental. It's a race against time between Xander and the dragon to claim the last of the Elemental power and bring an end to a war that's spanned millennia. Earth God is the exciting conclusion to the bestselling and award-winning World Aflame series.  

KINDLING FLAMES: GRANTING WISHES by Julie Wetzel

Ebook - Graning Wishes
Kindling Flames: Granting Wishes is a fun  novella developed within the Kindling Flames world. This novella can be read on it's own or as part of the series. While Granting Wishes does not revolve around the main characters of the Kindling Flames series, both Victoria and Darrien have walk-on roles. If you haven't read any of the Kindling Flames books, we recommend you definitely check out Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder, which is currently free. Find out why this New Adult Paranormal Romance series has remained a best-seller since day one. 
Leprechauns don't exist. Or that's what Cathren has always believed, but a chance encounter changes everything. When she saves a handsome stranger from a nasty electrical shock, not only does he claim to be one, but he also insists on granting her wishes. Now she must decide— is he insane, or a magical creature of lore? Unsure which is true, she grabs at the first three wishes she can think of: true love, happiness, and waffles. A tall order for most men, but not for Patrick Brogan. With a little persistence and just a touch of magic, anything is possible.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Top Ten Indie Authors



Top Ten Indie Authors
This is a list of MY favorite Indie Authors and has nothing to do with who sold what, awards, or how many books they've written. These are Indie Authors that I know and respect. Let's see how many of them you know.  In no particular order:

1. Quinn Loftis: Quinn lives in Arkansas and has several YA books available on Amazon and other sites including the popular Grey Wolves Series and her newest fabulous novel titled "Dream of Me." This is one talented lady. If you haven't read one of her books yet, you should do yourself a favor and pick one up. Here is the link for "Dream of Me," only 2.99 at Amazon.

Dream of Me at Amazon


2. Holly Kelly: Holly lives in Utah and is a mom to six rambunctious kids. How does she find time to write? I have no idea. But I do know that her Rising Series is awesome. I mean, come on, how can you beat a series on mermaids? I'm currently reading book one and enjoying it. Can't wait to move on to the next, and you can download the first book for free at Amazon (I can't guarantee it will be free when you decide to go look, so hurry).

Rising at Amazon


3. Jon Messenger: Jon serves in the Army and wrote "Brink of Distinction" while serving in Iraq. But his book "Wolves of the Northern Rift" is what I'm most interested in at this time. You have got to check out the cover here. Beautiful. I admit I haven't read any of his books YET, but they sound awesome and are on my ever growing TBR list. If you want to try a book for free, "Wind Warrior" is available for download at no cost at this moment.

Wind Warrior at Amazon


4. Suzy Turner: Suzy lives in Portugal, lucky girl, and I've had the pleasure getting to know her through a writing group we both belong to. She's always willing to give someone a helping hand, and I love her writing style. Her book Raven is free right now, but my favorite is "The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw" and it is available for less than a dollar.

The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw at Amazon


5. Keary Taylor: Keary lives on an island. That's right. You heard me. She lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest. How cool is that? This girl is a cyclone of activity, always doing something creative, working hard, taking care of her kids, traveling the country to meet her fans at book events. And she has a LOT of fans. She writes a variety of genres, so I just picked a free book for you to try at random.

The Bane at Amazon


6. Sherry Ficklin: Sherry is a popular author. Perhaps you've heard of "Queen of Someday." But I want to talk to you about "Haunting Zoe." I haven't read it yet, but it sounds awesome. Seriously, a love story where one of the characters is a ghost. Sounds good to me. You can try it for free (at least at the time that I am writing this.)

Haunting Zoe at Amazon


7. Heather Hildenbrand: Heather has two homes; she splits her time between Virginia and the island of Guam. That's cool. Don't you think? Anyway, I haven't read these books yet, but I keep hearing about them. Rumor has it that NBC is thinking about making a show based on them. That would be awesome. You can check out Imitation for free (at the time of this post)

Imitation at Amazon


8. Bryna Butler: Bryna and I met through a writer's group. She's a wonderful lady and extremely busy with her writing. Her book was featured on a coffee table in the background on an Internet vampire series inspired by Rachel Caine's "Morganville" series. Bryna's first book, "Of Sun & Moon" is free at this time.

Of Sun & Moon at Amazon


9. Liz Long: Liz and I have been friends for a while now. We share a love of super hero movies. Her favorite is Captain America, but I prefer Iron Man. She has written an interesting series with a circus, a girl who can control fire, and a murder mystery thrown in. It isn't free, but it is under a dollar.

Gifted at Amazon


10. Kasi Blake: LOL. Well, I threw myself in because I am worn out from trying to come up with enough Indie Authors I personally know to fill this list. Anyway, I live on a farm in the Midwest, surrounded by animals, and I am a Supernatural-fanatic. You can read Vampires Rule for free or get Bait for under a dollar (at this time).

Vampires Rule at Amazon

Bait at Amazon

Do you know of any incredible Indie Authors not on the list? Feel free to talk about them in the comments. If they have a book for free or one under a dollar, let us know. I'd be willing to give them a try.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Release Day!!!

NEW RELEASES TODAY:

Clean Teen Publishing has two exciting new releases today. Go check them out and get your copy today to take advantage of the release day sale of $2 off!

CREATURA by Nely Cab

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AMAZON / NOOK

 
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn't bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he's not a monster and he's not a dream. A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.
Who would've known...that sometimes love is lethal?

HOLY AND THE FALLEN

Ebook - Holly and the Fallen 2  

AMAZON / NOOK

 
With the Northern City under construction, Micah and Eden's lives are about to change again, when Micah is given new directions. It's time for the Watchers, the fallen angels buried in the earth, to make their final choice—serve the captain or choose to remain loyal to Semjaza, the dark leader who led them to their downfall. Micah soon learns, however, that Eden is the one thing Semjaza wants more than anything, and he will go to great lengths to obtain her.
Torn between fulfilling his mission and not wanting to leave the ones he cares about, Micah must learn what it truly means to be the captain's seer. Eden's friends will be tested as they try to protect her, while each one of them discover there may be more to their gifts than they'd thought. In the war between angels and demons, gifts will be discovered and truths uncovered. All the while, one moment of weakness can prove to be the undoing of them all.