Monday, July 25, 2016

Free Ebooks 7/25-29

Still free: Through July 28TH - Not Just 1, but 2 Books

FREE ON AMAZON FROM JULY 25TH-29TH
Note: Book 1 - Bad Spelling is always free on Smashwords
Book 2 - Midnight Oil is free on Smashwords Through July 31st using Coupon BA36E

Witches of Galdorheim Book 3 - Scotch Broom
A magical trip to Stonehenge lands a witch in the Otherworld where an ancient goddess is up to no good.

Kat expects to have a great time on her graduation trip to Stonehenge. However, from the moment she leaves the witches’ arctic island, Galdorheim, she gets in nothing but trouble.  Her younger half-brother tries to horn in on her trip, she gets lost in the magical Otherworld realm, is led astray by a supposed friend, then she has to confront a Scottish goddess who’s fallen on hard times.

While dodging the goddess’ minions and trying to find her way out of the Otherworld, Kat soon learns she shouldn’t underestimate the old has-been for one second; the crone still has a few tricks that can drain a witch’s magic in a flash. To make matters worse, Kat's brother secretly followed her into the Otherworld. Now he’s in danger too.  Kat has to go one on one with the goddess to save herself and her brother.


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Free Ebooks 7/24-28

FREE JULY 24TH THROUGH 28TH - Not Just 1, but 2 Books

These two books are based loosely on middle-eastern mythology. Don't freak out. This is MYTHOLOGY and has no references to Islam. These books have genies, demons, flying horses, and all those other fun and fantastical creatures you might have read about in 1001 Arabian Nights.


Tales of Abu Nuwas - Setara's Genie
A girl, a genie, a few demons. Would could go wrong?

Abu Nuwas sits in the bazaar on his threadbare rug; a cup and sign proclaim him a teller of tales. For one small coin, he bids passers by to listen. A poor girl, Najda, sells spices from a tray. Would he, she asks, trade a tale for a packet of spice? Abu Nuwas agrees and begins the epic adventures of a girl and her genie.

As did Scheherazade before him, Abu leaves Najda hanging in the middle of each yarn to keep her coming back. Between stories, he questions the girl about her life. He discovers that she’s been promised in marriage to an old man whom she hates, but she must wed him to save her sick mother’s life. The rich bridegroom will pay for the doctors the mother needs. Meanwhile, Najda sells spices in the market to earn enough money to keep her mother alive.


He relates the adventures of the bored daughter of a rich merchant, Setara, and her genie, Basit, as they encounter the creatures of legend and folklore: a lonely cave demon seeking a home; a flying, fire-breathing horse who has lost his mate; a dragon searching for his family; an evil genie hunting for the man who put him in a lamp; and a merboy prince cast out of his undersea kingdom.

Tales of Abu Nuws 2 - Faizah's Destiny
The gods are at war and only a farmer’s daughter can save the world from Armageddon.

The village magician has gone missing.  His four pupils think he has left a clue to his whereabouts in the Magicalis Bestialis--the book of magical creatures.  They must seek the help of the elusive Simurgh, the mythical birds who know all the secrets of the universe.

However, this is not an easy camping trip into the mountains.  Spirits, gods, and demons confront the four friends, who are not aware they’re being set up by otherworldly forces for a much larger task.

A farmer’s daughter, Faizah is chosen to lead the humans in the battle. She must persuade a slave, an orphan, and a rich merchant’s son to join in the battle on the side of good. Although divided by Dev, the evil god of war, the teens must band together to find the Simurgh, rescue their teacher, and stave off Armageddon.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Free Ebooks 7/23

My two little ebooks are free today (and one is also free for several more days).

Fish Story - A Three Story Sampler
Sampler of the stories from Mixed Bag and Mixed Bag2.

Fish Story - Colonists to a distant planet find salvation in a fish.

The Vision - Charlie can't get terrifying images out of his head, but why?

Chilpequin 22 Miles - The bartender is big and hairy. Could it be? Nah, it couldn't. Could it?



Lemons and Other Kid Tales
With photo illustrations. Will continue to be free until 7/26.

Lemons - Karen is horse crazy. One day, it seems like everything is going wrong.

One Fine Dog -  Pa and Eddie are doggone amazed by how Pete protects his sheep.

Practical Cat -  Boots really wants to go outside, but once she escapes, she wants right back inside.




Monday, July 18, 2016

Free Ebook 7/18-22

Mixed Bag 2 is still free until 7/20. 

Do you like mysteries with amateur female sleuths? I've got you covered.

Missing, Assumed Dead - Free on Amazon
Prejudice, murder, insanity, suicide: Every small town has its deadly secrets.

When Kameron McBride receives notice she’s the last living relative of a missing man she’s never even heard of, the last thing she wants to do is head to some half-baked Oregon town to settle his affairs. But since she’s the only one available, she grudgingly agrees.

En route, she runs afoul of a couple of hillbillies and their pickup in an accident that doesn’t seem...accidental. Especially when they keep showing up wherever she goes. Lucky for her, gorgeous Deputy Mitch Caldwell lends her a hand, among other things. Her suspicions increase when the probate Judge tries a little too hard to buy the dead man’s worthless property.

Working on a hunch and trying to avoid the Judge’s henchmen, Kam probes deeper into the town’s secrets and finds almost no one she can trust. With Mitch’s help, she peels away the layers of prejudice, suicide, murder, and insanity. But someone in town doesn’t like her poking around, and when they show their intentions by shooting her through the police chief’s office window, the stakes are raised. Kam must find out what really happened to her dead relative before someone in this backward little town sends her to join him.

And she thought Oregon was going to be boring.



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Free Ebooks 7/16-7/20

Mixed Bag 2 contains all the stories in Mixed Bag (Jr.) plus a few more accumulated after Mixed Bag's publication. So, more for your $0.00!

MIXED BAG 2
A little science fiction, a bit of fantasy, plenty of humor, and some really shocking horror. These are tales to suit any mood. All stories in this book were previously published in on-line or print publications. The author is re-issuing the stories since an editor somewhere liked them enough to publish them in the first place.

Contents
Fish Story - Science Fiction
The Vision - Horror/Fantasy
Chilpequin 22 Miles - Fantasy
Coward - Horror
Heather's Pain - LitFic
The Delegate - SciFi
No Deposit, No Return - LitFic
Taxman - Humor
The Country Faire - Horror
Fair's Fair - Fantasy
If You Could See Her - Romance
Ma 'Yote and Her Cubs - Nostalgia LitFic
Invasion - Horror
The Cursed Valley - Fantasy
Shasta Lake - LitFic
Big Bessie's Place - LitFic
The Hunter - Horror
The Great Writing Competition - SciFi
A Good, Honest Dog - Non-fic
A Visit to Potter's Field - Fantasy
Extraordinary Rendition - LitFic
Jonathan Swift Finds Nemo - Alterate History
Lemons - Children
Neighborly - LitFic
A Grab Bag of Drabbles




Friday, July 15, 2016

Last Free Day for FIRST DUTY

First Duty - Duty Free Final Day

First Duty
A military officer must choose between her sworn duty or her rebellious blood ties. 

Facing a life of drudgery on a repressive factory planet, Nyra Hutchings longs to escape. Her only option for release is to enlist in the Space Service, becoming a soldier for her own world’s oppressors.

She receives her first assignment: Guarding a charismatic rebel leader being transported to a prison planet.  When rebel troops surprise them, Nyra fails to thwart the ambush. Despite a commendation from her Captain, she feels she must redeem herself by recapturing the handsome fugitive.

Shocked by what she learns during the pursuit–her own family’s past involvement in the rebellion–Remy faces a dilemma: remain loyal to the oath she swore as a soldier or join the rebel cause and condemn herself to a death sentence for treason. What is her FIRST DUTY?


Monday, July 11, 2016

Free Ebooks 7/11-7/15

Two books free this week, but on a slightly different schedule.

Eagle Quest - Free 7/11-7/13

First Duty - Free 7/11-7/15

Here's the 411 on each book.

Eagle Quest
A Vision Quest turns deadly when four friends confront eagle poachers in a wildlife refuge.

Fiona, Hap, Billy, and Mitch make an odd set of friends, as different from the usual junior high school crowd as they are from each other.

Mitch, the oldest of the four, is a half-breed Native American, adopted by white parents. Troubled that he doesn't know his tribe, he avidly studies Native American history and lore. Learning the nearby Bear Valley Wildlife Refuge is a bald eagle nesting site, he wants to add an eagle feather to his medicine bag and explore the refuge as a site for his Vision Quest, a Native American rite of passage. He and his three friends get far more than an overnight camp out as they encounter a black bear, a retired forest ranger living in the refuge, and a pair of eagle poachers. Bringing the poachers to justice, they test their courage and gain confidence in themselves and each other.

First Duty
A military officer must choose between her sworn duty or her rebellious blood ties. 

Facing a life of drudgery on a repressive factory planet, Nyra Hutchings longs to escape. Her only option for release is to enlist in the Space Service, becoming a soldier for her own world’s oppressors.

She receives her first assignment: Guarding a charismatic rebel leader being transported to a prison planet.  When rebel troops surprise them, Nyra fails to thwart the ambush. Despite a commendation from her Captain, she feels she must redeem herself by recapturing the handsome fugitive.

Shocked by what she learns during the pursuit–her own family’s past involvement in the rebellion–Remy faces a dilemma: remain loyal to the oath she swore as a soldier or join the rebel cause and condemn herself to a death sentence for treason. What is her FIRST DUTY?


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Final #Free Day for MIXED BAG

Just a little book of short stories. Mixed Bag is the PG-13 version. If you want more than these 14, come back on July 16th for the longer, R-rated version.

Mixed Bag (universal link takes you to your usual Amazon site)

A little science fiction, a bit of fantasy, plenty of humor, and some really shocking horror. These are tales to suit any mood. All stories in this book were previously published in on-line or print publications. The author is re-issuing the stories since an editor somewhere liked them enough to publish them in the first place.

Contents:
Fish Story - Science Fiction
The Vision - Paranormal/Horror
Chilpequin 22 Miles - Fantasy/Humor
Heather's Pain - Suspense
The Delegate - Science Fiction
The Country Faire - Literary Horror
If You Could See Her - Romance
Cursed Valley - Fantasy
Big Bessie's Place - Humor
The Hunter - Horror
A Visit to Potter's Field - Fantasy/Humor
Extraordinary Rendition - Literary Realism
Jonathan Swift Finds Nemo - Alternate History
A Grab Bag of Drabbles

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Free Ebook 7/6-7/10

Just a little book of short stories. Mixed Bag is the PG-13 version. If you want more than these 14, come back on July 16th for the longer, R-rated version.

Mixed Bag

A little science fiction, a bit of fantasy, plenty of humor, and some really shocking horror. These are tales to suit any mood. All stories in this book were previously published in on-line or print publications. The author is re-issuing the stories since an editor somewhere liked them enough to publish them in the first place.

Contents:
Fish Story - Science Fiction
The Vision - Paranormal/Horror
Chilpequin 22 Miles - Fantasy/Humor
Heather's Pain - Suspense
The Delegate - Science Fiction
The Country Faire - Literary Horror
If You Could See Her - Romance
Cursed Valley - Fantasy
Big Bessie's Place - Humor
The Hunter - Horror
A Visit to Potter's Field - Fantasy/Humor
Extraordinary Rendition - Literary Realism
Jonathan Swift Finds Nemo - Alternate History
A Grab Bag of Drabbles
Have you got your free or discounted book yet?

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Doing the Countdown Rag

Here we are on the day before Independence Day. Do you know what that means? It means THE WITCHES OF GALDORHEIM BOX SET IS NOW $2.99 IN THE US AND £2.99 IN UK.

It's retail price is $6.99. There are still savings to be had here if you act now.

Times a ticking away, folks, but July is still filled with free ebooks coming your way.


Friday, July 01, 2016

Celebrating MY Independence Day

BOOKS FREE EVERY DAY IN JULY
About half a year ago, I removed all my books from general circulation and gave them ALL to the KDP Select program on Amazon.

After careful consideration (and looking at my sales figures), it's not doing any good. If anything, sales are down, people are returning books to put me in the hole, and those who've taken the numerous free books continue to fail to write reviews. Without reviews, books are not noticed. Reviews don't have to be long and involved. Just a star rating and a couple of sentences saying why you loved, liked, or hated the book.

So, July is celebrating my independence from Amazon's strict rules on KDP. I want to make my books free for more than five days per quarter. Maybe I want to have coupons (which I can do through Smashwords) as direct rewards to individuals. Can't do that in KDP Select either. I'm using up every last free day on my books in the month of July. Here are the links and the Calendar of Freebies.

Links:
Witches of Galdorheim Boxed Set US Only July 1-5
Witches of Galdorheim Boxed Set UK Only July 1-6
Bad Spelling (Book 1 of Witches of Galdorheim Series) - Free on Smashwords
Eagle Quest
First Duty
Fish Story: A Three-Story Sampler
Lemons and Other Kids Tales
Midnight Oil (Book 2 of Witches of Galdorheim Series)
Missing, Assumed Dead
Mixed Bag
Mixed Bag II: Supersized
Scotch Broom (Book 3 of Witches of Galdorheim Series)
Spellslinger (Book 0 of Witches of Galdorheim Series) - Name Your Price on Smashwords
Tales of Abu Nuwas 1: Setara's Genie
Tales of Abu Nuwas 2: Faizah's Destiny
Tales of a Texas Boy

Here's the giveaway schedule for July.


UK Countdown Dates and Prices for Witches of Galdorheim Box Set

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

My Oops is Your Gain

One of the books I scheduled for the big July FREE EVERY DAY blowout got scheduled JUNE 28TH through JUNE 30TH, instead of July 28-30.

Have a treat right now with a free copy of MIDNIGHT OIL from Amazon.

MIDNIGHT OIL - Book 2 of the Witches of Galdorheim Series
Shipwrecked on a legendary island, how can a witch rescue her boyfriend if she can’t even phone home?

Kat is a nervous wreck waiting for her boyfriend's first visit to her Arctic island home. He doesn't show up, so she's sure he’s given her the brushoff.

When she learns he’s disappeared, she sets out on a mission to find him. Things go wrong from the start. Kat is thrown overboard during a violent storm, while her brother and his girlfriend are captured by a mutant island tribe. The mutants hold the girlfriend hostage, demanding the teens recover the only thing that can make the mutants human again–the magical Midnight Oil.

Mustering every bit of her Wiccan magic, Kat rises to the challenge. She invokes her magical skills, learns to fly an ultralight, meets a legendary sea serpent, rescues her boyfriend, and helps a friendly air spirit win the battle against her spiteful sibling. On top of it all, she’s able to recover the Midnight Oil and help the hapless mutants in the nick of time.