Sunday, October 4, 2015

New Releases


Help us celebrate the release of two amazing Young Adult novels from Clean Teen Publishing. To celebrate, both novels have a special release week pricing that will save you $1. Plus, on Friday, we will party in style on Facebook with lots of prizes, games, and more. Make sure to RSVP for the party here. Check out our new releases below:

TIME WARPER: FATED by Peggy Martinez

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Eighteen-year-old Sage Hannigan wants to get back to her own time, preferably one that hasn't been destroyed by an underworld plot brewing in Edwardian-era South Carolina. How hard can it be?
All she has to do is:
1. Learn to use newly acquired warping skills to bend time to her will. 2. Take out a few rogue vampires. 3. Join an ancient secret society. 4. Figure out who is putting the time stream in jeopardy. 5. Find and maim whoever invented the corset.
Sage never asked to be chosen by the Druid Priestess, Amerach, to become a Warper, and she never asked to have the future hanging on her shoulders or to warp a hundred years into the past. She certainly never asked to meet Dr. Aldwin Blake, who would make her question her desire to get back to her own time. But if she fails her mission, people will die, history will change, and the present she wishes to return to will be no more.

WITCH HUNT by Kasi Blake

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A magical game of hide-and-seek begins. 
Find the missing player and win. 
The game resets. 
They all forget and start the game again.
Seventeen-year-old Starr Hughes hasn't believed in magic since the day her mother died. As an aspiring reporter, the only thing she cares about is cold, hard facts. So when she hears the popular kids at school (the It-Squad) are about to start a secret game, she wants every detail, especially since she has a major crush on gorgeous Dylan Winchester. Hiding under the headmaster's desk, planting bugs, and breaking into a classmate's home are all on her to-do list. With her boy-crazy best friend Lily at her side, Starr discovers that witches are not only real, but they also need her help. Someone is using the game to steal their memories, their powers, and perhaps even their lives.
Witch Hunt is the second release in a new young adult series called The Witch Game Novels. The Witch Game Novels are filled with mischief, romance, witchy games and trouble. Each novel can be read as part of a series or as a stand alone.


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New Release: Thriller

Book 3 of the 6 Ways Series

At eighteen it’s tough to decide a life path when the threat of pandemic hangs over the world, your brother is the genius who engineered the plague, and you’re repeatedly drawn into the fight against the terrorists spreading it. Plenty of people would kill an Abernathy on sight so it would be wise for Mar to visit the dojo, otherwise play invisible, but her brother is manipulating her into another adventure.

If you haven't read Book 1 or 2, and like to start at the beginning...

Alcoholic parents treated Margarite as an unwelcome stranger, then left her at fourteen with her thirty year old autistic brother. At sixteen, things really sour, thanks to her brother. A medical researcher, Reggie engineers the ultimate plague. Fanatics seek to control him. The government pursues them as terrorists. Margarite witnesses ruthlessness, compassion, and competence she couldn't imagine from her brother, but the world needs a miracle. The best she and Reggie can do is wing it.

Nightmares. Panic attacks. Depression. Margarite is hammered by the typical issues of a seventeen year old loner, whose parents sympathized with insane people intending to collapse civilization. The few who care about Mar have more concerns. Her drinking. Fighting. Jumping out of airplanes.

Her brother engineered the plague that’s breaking out across the globe and she holds a little guilt for not stopping it. Or being one of the first to die. Still, conspirators behind what they call The Correction are not done with her.

The Author
R. Mac Wheeler writes about characters with a lot of baggage, men who make many men look like wimps, tough chicks that can whip most men...puts them in situations that push them to the worlds that don’t overly stretch the imagination.

A former IT professional,  he now focuses full time on suspense, paranormal, science fiction, and fantasy  that leverages the quirkiness and baggage of real life more often than the far fetched.

Visit his Home Page: WWW.RMACWHEELER.COM

Friday, September 25, 2015

Supernatural Episode Clap If You Believe: Ten Favorite Things

The Clap If You Believe episode is one of my very favorite shows, and I've watched it more times than I can count. Here are the ten greatest things about it...

1. Opening Credits: They do an X-Files type of opening here, and it is pretty awesome.

2. Sam goes off on crazy-fairy lady: Because Sam does not have a soul here, he doesn't have empathy or patience with other people. Dean has to drag Sam away while apologizing to the lady. This is one of my favorite parts because Sam really lets her have it. He says something like: UFO's aren't crazy enough for you? Dump glitter in that glue you're sniffing if you want, but we don't want to step in it. LOL

3. While Dean is being abducted, Sam orders another beer: I can't help but laugh every time I watch this scene. Dean starts screaming, "Close encounter! Close encounter!" Sam orders another beer and checks the waitress out from behind.

4. Sam's talk with the hippie chick: After he finishes his beer, Sam finally goes to look for Dean. He has a talk with one of the UFO people, asking questions about how to catch up with the aliens that took his brother. When the hippie chick asks about his brother, Sam tells her not to worry. He's had time to adjust. She's like, "Did it happen when you were kids?" "No," Sam says. "Just about half an hour ago." She doesn't know what to think about this, but she still wants to hook up with him. So funny.

5. Dean comes home: When she shows up at the motel room, he catches Sam with the hippie chick. Dean thinks he's only been gone for a short time, but Sam points out it's a UFO time slip, and he's been missing for hours. I love the hippie chick. She is so cute and funny. She tells Sam not to worry, that she totally gets he needs time with his family. Then she asks Dean what the aliens were like. He's upset. "They were grabby, incandescent douche bags." She's like, "Too soon." Hahaha

6. Safe room talk: Sam is trying to act empathetic and pats Dean's knee. "It's okay. Safe room." Dean looked thoroughly creeped out.

7. Dean microwaves a fairy: If you haven't seen this episode, watching it for this scene alone is worth it. OMG! A tiny little Tinkerbell like fairy attacks Dean. She hits him. He finally traps her in the microwave and nukes her. Then, when Sam returns, he tries to show Sam the mess, but Sam can't see it. Only someone who has visited the fairy realm can see it.

8. Fight the fairies: Dean gets arrested and yells, "Fight those fairies, Sam!:

9. Dean has to deal with another him: Okay, this is funny because Sam is acting like Dean. He's checking out the waitress, drinking, and doesn't seem too worried about the things happening around him. Dean let's him have it for giving the waitress the silent how-do-you-do. He is so irate, it's hilarious. Dean, don't be a hypocrite. Sam is just acting like you.

10. Sam finally dumps the salt: They are told how to distract a fairy, by throwing salt on the ground, but it takes Sam forever to remember that. I kept saying, "Throw the salt, you idiot!"

Anyway, so this is one of my all-time favorite Supernatural episodes that I will never get tired of watching. If you haven't seen it, you are missing out.

Monday, September 14, 2015


Dragons series


For the Memory of Dragons
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What do you do when a dragon crash-lands in your backyard?
That's the question Terra's faced with when one of these creatures plows down into her cornfield. Should she help out the hunk of a man the dragon turns into, or turn him over to the trigger-happy 'authorities' that have come looking for him? The deciding factor—he has no memory. Giving him up just doesn't seem right… at least until she knows the truth of who he is.
Alex has forgotten a thing or two—his name being one of them—but he knows there is something important that he needs to remember, if he could just get his battered brain to work properly. A little rest might help, but there's no time for that when the bullets start flying.
Now he has to follow the few clues he has to discover who he is, and why people are trying to kill him. But that's the easy part. The hard part will be keeping his hands off the lovely lady helping him.
For the Memory of Dragons is the exciting sequel to On the Wings of Accidental Dragons by Julie Wetzel.
Start The Series Now - Book 1 is FREE!!
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About The Author
Originally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
Julie Wetzel is the author of her debut novel Kindling Flames. Kindling Flames was released through Crimson Tree Publishing in  2014.
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Saturday, September 12, 2015


I have finally picked a title for my current work-in-progress.

Ruler of the Dead
And this is my cover without the title.

Here is a short excerpt:

Kevin took a visual inventory of Riley Bishop and wondered if he too would develop a crush on her someday. Her hair was the color of a Hershey’s candy bar: deep, dark brown, and her eyes reminded him of the blue on Superman’s costume. Boys flirted with her all the time when she came into the diner, but she talked to them with what his mom called a ‘smart mouth,’ indicating she wasn’t interested. They still kept trying.
Riley glared at him. “Why are you staring at me?”
“I was trying to decide if you’re pretty.”
She kicked him under the table.
“Ow!” He rubbed his sore leg. “What did you do that for?”
“Because you’re a moron. You don’t tell a girl that you aren’t sure if she’s pretty. No one wants to hear that. It should be obvious that someone is pretty.”
“All the guys like you, so I was trying to figure out if I’m going to lose my mind and like you someday. I mean, like you as more than a friend. You didn’t have to kick me.”
Riley’s eyes narrowed. “And? Am I pretty?”
He didn’t want to lie, but he didn’t want to get kicked again either. His father told him there was always a wise way to answer every question. A person just needed to give it some thought. So he did. He thought long and hard about the best way to respond.
He shrugged. “Guess the only girl I think is really pretty is my mom.”
Riley’s mouth spread into a wide smile. “Good answer. See? You can use your brain when you want. Now focus it on your math.”
He gave her a you-think-you’re-funny-but-you’re-really-not look.

Math sucked!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Supernatural Counts

So, I've been doing a Supernatural marathon, watching from Seasons 1 through 10, and I've noticed some odd things. Now, I could be wrong. If I am and you know for a fact that I'm wrong, feel free to leave it in the comment along with proof like which episode the truth is on. Sometimes I am trying to do other stuff as the show is playing, and I miss important stuff. 

Jacks of All Trades:

For some reason, I thought Sam and Dean were using FBI badges from the start of season one. No. Unless I just totally missed it, the brothers do not play FBI agents until Season 2, the bank robbery episode with the laser eyes. Every time they flashed a badge before this moment, I was careful to pay attention. They were park rangers, US marshalls, writers for magazine/newspapers, Homeland Security, health inspectors, art dealers, doctor with the CDC, priests, and insurance claims workers.

If you think I'm wrong, go back and watch all of Season 1. They flash badges several times, but they are never FBI. The closest they come is when Sam has to use a bikini inspector badge that Dean had. 

Sam's hair is reasonable in Season 2 and the jargon he uses makes him an effective FBI agent. In fact, at one point Dean says, "It's scary how good of a Fed you are."

Answers to Fun Questions:

Have you ever wondered how many times Sam has been tied up, choked, or knocked out? Do you want to know how many people they've saved and how many things they've hunted?

You'll have to join us on Halloween at the Supernatural Party Event on Facebook. You can join it HERE.

Here are the stats so far/I'm on Season 3 right now.

People saved: 174 (this is because they saved a plane of people with over a hundred on board)

Things hunted: 60 (with things hunted I am only counting things they've actually killed, if it got away, I do not count it)

Dean saved Sam: 19
Sam saved Dean: 15

These two categories were interesting because Dean saved Sam again and again during the first half dozen episodes. Then, finally, Sam started saving Dean on occasion. 

Want more stats? Join the party.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Why I Love Buffy

After all these years, I still do a Buffy-marathon whenever the mood strikes me, every twelve to eighteen months. This is a show that will never grow tired or old to me. No matter how many times I hear the jokes, I still laugh. The great writing (thanks to Joss Whedon) and the incredible cast of actors makes this a remarkable show that we'll still be talking about decades from now.

What do I love about Buffy?

1. The Characters: Of course, there is Buffy, a beautiful teen girl who hangs out at cemeteries, dates a vampire, and kills monsters. Her only complaint: I broke a nail. lol

Her friends include Xander (a well-meaning boy with a wild crush on the slayer), Willow (a sweet geek who later turns into a witch), Giles (her watcher is a stodgy Englishman with quite a few surprises, for example, he sings great). 

Then, there are the villains. Spike and Druscilla are my favorite vampires. They breeze into town now and again. Spike sticks around for the last few seasons after Angel leaves.

And what about Angel? The two hundred-year-old vampire Buffy has a thing for. Well, I really think Angel started the whole 'brooding vampire' thing, so blame him. But, he sure was sexy doing it.

2. Clever Writing: I'll never forget Pose-able Dawn. Dawn was paralyzed by a monster, and Anya had a great time posing her as if Dawn was her life-sized Barbie. It was awesome.

There were some incredible storylines like when Dracula visited and made Xander eat bugs. And I'll never forget how one night with Buffy turned Angel into Angelus, a more evil and far more interesting version of her vampire boyfriend. Oh, then there was the time Anya pulled another version of Willow from an alternate reality. It was a lot of fun to see Willow's wild side, and the real Willow's reaction to it.

My favorite episodes were the two groundbreaking ones. They did an entire episode without hardly saying a word. Then, they sang in one of them, did a little musical. Both were clever, and I loved them. 

3. Wordage: Lol. The show invented some interesting words that I use to this day like snackage. Joss Whedon seemed to believe you could put 'age' on the end of everything and make nouns into verbs. It was awesome.

4. Vampires in Love: As I've already said, Spike and Druscilla were my favorite villains. They returned time and again to mess with Buffy. When Angel turned into Angelus, he joined their side for a while. 

It was sweet to watch how Spike cared for Dru. He'd be in the middle of making plans to kill the slayer, and Dru would have an 'episode' which usually involved funny noises. Spike would drop everything to cater to her. Sometimes he danced her around the room. It was a beautiful love story... until she ran off with a nasty, mucus drizzling demon, and Spike got left behind.

5. Powerful Moments: For a while, Buffy and Angel gaze at each other with adoration, but they keep their hands (and lips) to themselves. Angel shows up at the prom and has a dance with Buffy. They hold each other close. When he backs away, the image of her cross is burned into his chest, reminding them and us that this potentially awesome love cannot go anywhere because Angel is a vampire.

This is one of the shows that I'll never forget and will still be watching years from now.

What about you? Do you like Buffy? What do you like the most about it?