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Eclipse Pictures and A Giveaway of The Lord of Dreams!  

Good morning! How are you? It has finally cooled off here. We recently returned from a week visiting my husband’s family in South Carolina, which was wonderful! His parents just moved to a new house with a swimming pool, so we enjoyed that every day with our nieces. And of course, we got to see the total eclipse! Unfortunately, the pictures I managed to get with my phone were less than impressive, so the best one I have is this one, taken by my sister-in-law at her house. The eclipse wasn’t total yet, but it was getting close!   Luminous: […]


Who Is Your Favorite Fictional Character? 1

My answer: I have so many favorites for different reasons! But one of my enduring favorites is Reepicheep, from the Chronicles of Narnia (the books much more than the movies!). He’s arrogant and quick-tempered, probably partly to hide a little insecurity. He makes mistakes, but he’s always quick to apologize. He follows hard after Aslan, risking his life without a thought to do the right thing and inspiring others with his courage. He’s kind, generous, valiant, and a respected leader among the mice. When the party on the Dawn Treader is at the edge of the world, he is overcome […]


Free Books! Lots and lots and lots…

Some of these giveaways are a bit out of date, but many of the books are still available for download. Many (not all) of the downloads require that you allow the author to contact you afterwards (you’re joining the author’s mailing list); for the others, joining the mailing list is optional. You can always unsubscribe later if you choose. Click the images to go to the landing page for each giveaway. And finally this promo includes both free and paid books:  


Another Fantastic Clean Fantasy Giveaway!

I’m hosting another clean fantasy giveaway! Enter here. You can unsubscribe at any time, of course, but if you stick around for at least the first round of emails from the authors, you’ll pick up some fantastic freebies! All of the books are clean or “cleanish” fantasy as described by their authors. You can also check out the individual books below.                               Also, don’t forget to get your copy of Light in the Darkness: A Noblebright Fantasy Boxed Set! Due to the file size, the price will go up to $1.99 on October 8, so if you want to get it […]


Massive Instafreebie Giveaway! Fantasy and SF Books

My short story Street Fox, set in the world of Erdemen Honor, is part of a massive Instafreebie giveaway this week! If you’re already subscribed to my newsletter, you probably have already read this story, but you still won’t want to miss all the other fantastic books available! If you’re new to my books, please consider picking up Street Fox either through Instafreebie or through my newsletter signup page here. You will be either requested or required to join the author’s mailing list in order to get the free books offered. You’re welcome to unsubscribe at any time, but please don’t mark […]


Another Clean Fantasy Giveaway! + Urban Mythic FREE Boxed Set!

I’m hosting another clean fantasy giveaway! Enter here. You can unsubscribe at any time, of course, but if you stick around for at least the first round of emails from the authors, you’ll pick up some fantastic freebies! All of the books are clean or “cleanish” fantasy as described by their authors. You can also check out the individual books below. Urban Mythic Boxed Set My book Things Unseen is in a FREE (yes! totally free!) boxed set right now! This won’t last forever, so go get it while it’s hot! Not that I’m excited or anything… The theme of the set […]


Christmas in July!

A Fairy King is on sale for $0.99 as part of a Christmas in July sale! This weekend only. Click the banner above to go to the sale page, or click the book cover to go directly to Amazon. Enjoy!  

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Another Fantastic Giveaway!

I’m hosting another fantasy giveaway! This giveaway is also for a Kindle Fire and 30 clean fantasy ebooks (mostly different books than the last giveaway). Click here to enter! If you didn’t see the previous giveaways, you might be wondering “what’s the point?” Well, we’re all looking for new readers! By entering, you’re sharing your email address with us so we can tell you about our new releases and other writing news. Don’t worry… you can unsubscribe at any time. Many of us also have special freebies for subscribers, so even if you don’t win, I hope you’ll be glad you entered. You […]


Occoquan Craft Show and Another Fantastic Giveaway! Win a Kindle Fire and 30 Clean Romance Ebooks!

Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show I sent an email, but I realized I forgot to actually post about the Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show on my blog! Sorry about that. Remember last year, when I didn’t get the organizational email and my dad hauled 8 million tons of books halfway down Mill Street? That didn’t happen this year, so the show got off to a good start! Saturday was hot and humid; there is nothing quite like a long day in humid heat to make me appreciate air conditioning and a shower before bed. Thunderstorms were predicted for Sunday, but the rain and wind […]

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Fantastic Fantasy Giveaway! Win a Kindle Fire + 30 Fantasy Ebooks 1

The last giveaway was so much fun I’m hosting another one! This giveaway is also for a Kindle Fire and 30 clean fantasy ebooks (mostly different books than the last giveaway). Click here to enter! If you didn’t see the last one, you might be wondering “what’s the point?” Well, we’re all looking for new readers! By entering, you’re sharing your email address with us so we can tell you about our new releases and other writing news. Don’t worry… you can unsubscribe at any time. Many of us also have special freebies for subscribers, so even if you don’t win, I […]