Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing three excellent book deals and a boxed set sale this week. Urban fantasy, a touching young adult tale, sword and sorcery fantasy, and a collection of stories featuring strong female leads— all on a special sale for you!
One of these deals is a set of three books for just 99 pennies!
In cooperation with my friends in publishing I’m proud to present the following titles on a special discount. Check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
Deals for Wednesday, July 27, 2022
by Cheryl Hardy
Ten-year-old Noah has a gift beyond the natural gifts of humans.
This ability allows him to hear the thoughts of the family therapy dog, Ozzie, and to see visions of the future, which go unnoticed by the people who should love him and trust him the most. Noah’s brother Sean is on the autism spectrum and receives more attention from their parents, at least more than Noah gets…which causes him to feel angst, sadness, frustration, and jealousy. Noah wants what all children want, love and acceptance. He needs his parents and grandmother to trust him and help him gain confidence in himself.
Being Noah is a story of a boy believing in himself, even when others don’t, and finding a way to use his gifts so he can affect change in the world and lives of those around him.
Being Noah is Margaret Cheryl Hardy’s first and only work, written in the MFA program at Western Colorado University.
“A thoughtful book that is well-paced and includes enough realism to balance the mystical and spiritual content. A great book for introspection and discussion after reading.”—School Library Journal
by D’Artagnan Rey and Michael Anderle
Among ghosts and breathers, there is a saying…
“There is always something going down in New Orleans.”
A city as old and as violent as New Orleans is filled with ghosts. They aren’t a hidden phenomenon anymore. They are as real as any living person and capable of causing just as much trouble.
Fortunately, there are unique bounty hunters like Johnny Despereaux to hunt them down.
Grab this boxed set and step into a new world where ghosts and breathers walk the street together.
Fairmist (The Whisper Prince Book 1)
by Todd Fahnestock
Within the Thiaran Empire, citizens put on jeweled masks and turn away from those who are taken. As long as one child is sacrificed each month to the Slinks and nobody interferes, their society will thrive.
But seventeen-year-old Grei’s mind is alive with treason, and he plunges into the heart of a prophecy that will drive the Slinks back to their fiery dimension. All he must do is travel to the capitol city and sacrifice one last innocent.
As Grei wrestles with the prophecy and battles those who would kill him, he hurtles toward his final decision: save the empire, or save his own soul.
Edited by Jamie Ibson and Chris Kennedy
Fifteen outstanding authors. Fifteen outstanding female leads!
Ripley facing down the Xenomorph Queen. Sarah Connor fighting the Terminator. David Weber’s Honor Harrington. Science fiction novels and the silver screen are full of badass women kicking butt and taking names. Sometimes it’s the momma bear persona stepping up to defend her young, but, other times, she’s just the meanest one standing—bionic arm or not!
Edited by Jamie Ibson and Chris Kennedy, “We Dare: No Man’s Land” is a collection of 15 all-new stories with female leads. Whether it’s changing an engine on the outside of a spaceship’s hull or chasing SimNACs through the jungle, these heroines have only one goal in mind—to win at all costs! From defending asteroid bases to searching giant space stations, these women get the job done!
What makes female leads great? Does it matter—these women are incredible! Be warned though—they may be referred to as the “fairer” sex, but don’t cross these ladies, or you’re gonna get what you have coming! The authors dared write about these awesome women; will you dare to join them on their adventures? If so, step inside. But beware…this is No Man’s Land!
With stories by:
Sarah A. Hoyt
Quincy J. Allen
Jonathan P. Brazee
Embers & Ash is gothic fantasy, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite genres to write in.
Game of Thrones meets Lord of the Rings in this gothic epic fantasy saga of captivating court intrigue, deadly, reigning evil, and a young queen’s determination to free an empire.
Embers & Ash Release Day Countdown
JULY 2022 FIVE-BOOK GIVEAWAY
I’m honored to have one of my books in this giveaway! Dave Butler, the organizer, is one of my favorite humans. You’ll want to get his news and updates. The link to enter is below.
The Witcher Chime: A Haunting
is my contribution to this set of fine books. Plus, the cover still has my pen name at the top. =)
You likely guessed by the cover that this is a horror story. I had SO much fun writing this one. Coming up with the bad guy, Witcher (absolutely NO relation to that Witcher—I wrote this book in 2014) was a hoot. He is a nasty villain.
Horror fans—if you love hauntings and family sagas, this is a great book for you.
“I’m a hard sell when it comes to chills. I write scary stuff for a living and, let’s face it, we live in scary times, but THE WITCHER CHIME raised some goosebumps. Mainly because Marie Whittaker (writing as Amity Green) knows how to craft characters you care about. And if you become emotionally connected to the characters, you feel their feelings and share their sense of threat. Overall…a fine read for a creepy night!” —Jonathan Maberry -NY Times Bestseller
And The Witcher Chime is among some fantastic fiction. If you win, you’ll also receive Clockwork Charlie, by Dave Butler, Mako, by Ian J. Malone, Paternus, by Dyrk Ashton, and Chaser, by Scott W. Taylor.
And good luck!
The Forgotten King
I absolutely LOVE it when my writer friends have a book release. Mark is a good friend of mine. He put a lot of heart into his book and you can tell when you read it. The Forgotten King is an epic fantasy written in the sweeping Eldros Legacy series.
Epic fantasy is one of those genres where you really have to have fantastical creatures to make the story complete. There is no better creature for Mark’s new series, Legacy of Dragons.
Mark will tell you that dragons are cool. It’s like he has a long lasting fascination with them that stems from childhood. A lot of us do. If you’re among those of us that crave epics, you don’t want to miss reading this book. Here’s a write up to give you more information.
A millennia of peace shattered. The High King murdered. Dragons have crept back into the land.
A thousand years ago, King Ora Lightbringer slew the Demon of Evernight, breaking his stranglehold on the land, suffusing Ora’s body with immortality, and ushering in an unprecedented era of peace.
Ten centuries later, Ora has long since abdicated the throne. No one living even remembers the time when he was king, and he happily travels the countryside with a hand-picked band of adventurers…
…until his great grandson, the High King, is assassinated. The murder sets off an invasion bent on conquering the kingdom, but only after they slay Ora.
Now, the forgotten king must rise again and fight to push back the invaders.
Or not only will his kingdom fall, but all of Drakanon as well.
I’ve been interested in turning the corner and becoming a more sustainable person. I mean, it’s the right thing to do. I don’t plan to go crazy with it, but I know there are several things I could do to live a lot more sustainably, and these are little things that would make a huge impact. I’d feel a lot better. So, I’m compiling lists. I’m walking into different rooms of our house, looking at the items that are there and asking myself if I really need them. Or, if I run out of one particular thing, do I really have to replace or restock it? I know the answer to a lot of these questions is a simple “no.”One thing that I noticed about myself is the habit I have to use paper towels for almost everything in the kitchen. I don’t mean to say that I grab a new one for every little thing. I get one in the morning to have under my coffee cup and spoon and a lot of times that one gets used to clean up different little spills or to wipe something off. Still, for a household of two, it seems like we go through a lot of paper towels. I think this is a great place to start carving away at developing better habits.The funny thing is that my daughter found a good solution before I even got the chance to start looking !. She moved into a new house recently and when she started unpacking, she asked herself a lot of the same questions I add above. I think this was also spurred by her realization at how much it actually costs to stock a household on her own. Whatever the case, she logged started Googling and came up with a neat solution.
Reusable paper towels.I was a little put off by the thought of reusing a paper towel, to be honest. I didn’t understand how one could possibly do this without the towel falling apart, the towel being full of residual gunk, or just being made of some different kind of material.
And that last one is the answer. Reusable paper towels are not made of paper.
They are made of a variety of textiles, ranging from bamboo to flannel. I have found quite a few brands available. They range in price, too. These little fabric squares can be quite expensive. But I feel it’s worth it.
Of course, I was worried about getting them clean after a use, and then more worried about keeping that way in order to truly reuse them. I found three recommendations for cleaning them. First is to simply toss them in the washing machine. Second, they can be put in the dishwasher with the dishes. The third recommendation was to hand wash them in the sink and hang them to dry.
My plan is to purchase the three top rated brands. At the same time, I will make sure to try out different materials. Once I start using them, I’ll clean them in the three ways I listed above and find which works best, and why.
Full report pending! In the meantime, here are a few of the brands I’m interested in.
Marley’s Monsters Unpaper Towels https://www.marleysmonsters.com/products/24-unpaper-towels-you-choose-prints
REusable Paper Towels Gift Ser
Bamboo Reusable Paper Towels from ECOLifeStyle
I’ll let you know how it goes!