A New Young Adult Series by USA Today Number One Best Selling Author Russell Blake

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Less Than Nothing [Kindle Edition]

R.E. Blake

Sage’s life as a teenage runaway in San Francisco is simple: Snatch a few hours of sleep on park benches and bus stops; dodge perverts, predators, and cops; and make enough as a street musician to eat. But her world flips upside down when she meets Derek – hot, tattooed, and charming, a singer from Seattle whose looks and talent take her breath away.

What begins as a reluctant partnership quickly develops into a cross-country race against time – and awakens a hunger in Sage that’s unfamiliar and exciting.

As they travel from coast to coast, Sage and Derek pursue their dream, only to discover that they can never run far enough to escape the demons from their…

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What are you reading this weekend?

Another Friday has arrived! And this means the weekend is here and I can squeeze in some extra reading time. For me, I’ll be in the world of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’…with a little touch of Lois Lowry on the side. But what about you – what’s on your reading agenda this weekend??

I have a few freebies you can check out that I’ve read myself or are on my TBR! And don’t forget – I HOPE YOU FIND ME and DYING to FORGET are free for you as well! Read on for some more free books from a few of my author friends…

KSHaigwoodSAVE MY SOUL, by K.S. Haigwood

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain’s operating table.

She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian angel to help save the soul of the man who is both her doctor and soulmate. If she is successful, she gets to keep her life. However, she later learns that it isn’t just her life that’s in jeopardy, but her soul as well.

Even with the help of her handsome guardian angel, Rhyan, it seems there is no happy ending in sight. Torn between her newly discovered love of Rhyan, and the undeniable attraction she has for Adam, Kendra finds herself at a crossroad. With Adam’s steadfast rejection of God, and his guardian demon conspiring against her, she fears her soul may already be lost.

Will she find a way to overcome the evil her life is suddenly burdened with? Or will Adam’s guardian demon win both their souls and make Kendra his own personal puppet in Hell?

MStorkCONNER, by Miranda Stork

Erin is a young psychologist, with no time for anything but her work, and unable to remember anything about her past. She leads an uneventful life, but a lonely one, in which she secretly wishes for a soulmate…

Conner is an unusual patient who approaches her, thrusting her into a strange world of darkness that runs beneath our own. He believes himself to be a creature of legend-a werewolf. But he also draws Erin with a roguish charm, and an irresistible feeling that seems to bind them together…

Conner desperately tries to save her from an unknown evil that pursues her with a relentless passion that crosses centuries, an evil that once took her very soul away, somewhere in Erin’s lost memories.

As she becomes more entwined in a series of events that will remind her of who she really is, will she make it away from the oncoming darkness unscathed…?

FINDING CINDERELLA, by Colleen Hoover

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love has conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. But Daniel soon realizes that fairytales don’t exist, and unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.

THE KISS, a Raptor Retreat Anthology (Various Authors)

A kiss is a simple communication. It can also be an exchange, a betrayal, an assault, a promise, a hope…or it could be a goodbye. The intimacy of a kiss cannot be denied. Whether shared, stolen or simply dreamed of, its recipient will be affected. Thirty-one stories by authors from around the world will tease your imagination as you anticipate ‘The Kiss’ in each weird or wonderful tale.

This cross-genre anthology contains stories by Kate Aaron, Saxon Andrew, Jacques Antoine, Alison Blake, E. B. Boggs, Shirley Bourget, Ben Cassidy, Jason Deas, Sharon Delarose, Meghan Ciana Doidge, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Corrie Fischer, Brandon Hale, Traci Tyne Hilton, Colleen Hoover, Mona Ingram, J. L. Jarvis, Elizabeth Jasper, Anna J. McIntyre, Jess Mountifield, C. A. Newsome, S. Patrick O’Connell, Suzie O’Connell, Jeanette Raleigh, J. R. C. Salter, Molly Snow, Holli Marie Spaulding, Cleve Sylcox, Robert Thomas, Chris Ward and George Wier.

CUPCAKES, TRINKETS, and OTHER DEADLY MAGIC, by Meghan Ciana Doidge

If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders — the Adept — was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you — a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.

I WAS A DRUMMER SHE WAS A DANCER, by Steven M. Thomas

An autobiography about young love that ends up lasting a lifetime, I was a drummer she was a dancer is a raw, romantic true story we can all relate to. Set in a small Midwest college in 1978, the author meets and falls in love with a beautiful young dancer from the east coast. They are from two different worlds, but their love for each other bridges the huge gaps in distance, and socio-economic backgrounds. She was from a fairly well to do and educated family and he was the first person in his family to attend college. She was raised in a house that had been in her family for several generations. And he lived in a mobile home that happened to be next door to the college. But when they met, none of that mattered and fireworks lit up the sky. “In just a few minutes, my life would be changed forever,” the author explains. “It was like the Beatles.”

SODIUM: 1 HARBINGER, by Stephen Arsenault

In 1957, a group of wilderness adventurers are confronted with the unexpected. They are forced to defend themselves against an unworldly enemy. Will man’s first encounter with aliens force them to run or will they stand and fight? This is the first thriller in the SODIUM series. Follow along as the unwitting group determines their own fate.

Happy Reading & Happy Weekend, Everyone!

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It’s time to kill someone…

Oh, relax. Don’t call the cops – yet.

Because the person I must kill is fictional. You’re safe. For now.

Seriously though. This is the hardest part of my job. Some authors love killing off their babies. Other authors wouldn’t DARE. Me? I listen to the Muse and do as she commands, which means there will be one less member of the Find Me crew by the end of today.

Riley will be devastated.

“I’m sorry, he’s gone,” the Doctor said.

The room spun like a child’s top and I reached out for the closest object to my left to steady myself. A medical supply cart on wheels went flying under my weight, striking the wall with a loud bang and I landed with an oafish thump on my hands and knees. The noise startled the baby awake and she wailed into the room like someone had dropped her, even though Jacks had her pressed tightly to his chest.

“No.” It was a raspy whisper, my voice, and that was the only word I could utter.

- Copyright Trish Marie Dawson, Find Me 3

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Back to the Classics

Writing regularly removes one very important part of my life: the time to pleasure read at will. I read at least one book a month that has nothing to do with work, but that often times ends up being the monthly book club choice, which I may or may not like. So, it’s time for a switch up of sorts.

I’ve decided I’m doing something different – I’m going back to the Classics. Every month I’ll pick off my bookshelf a book from the past that I loved, and read it again. Because the Classics are important to never forget, but also they have the ability to feed the brain with the past in a unique way only they can. It’s Literary History, folks, and you just can’t go wrong there.

For October, I’ll delve back into Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird. Why? Because for some reason I just keep thinking about this book and sort of miss it. Perhaps I’m at an age where the advice of the wise Atticus Finch would be beneficial again?

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”

Truth, Mr. Atticus Finch…Truth.

A Lovecraftian Rock Opera

Dreams in the Witch House

A Lovecraftian Rock Opera

If you like Rock Opera and H.P. Lovecraft (specifically ‘The Dreams in the Witch House’) then check out this amazing collection put together by one of my hubby’s childhood friends, Mike Dalager. It’s been in the CD player for days now. Hubby might need to get another copy here soon. ;)

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As taken directly from the Witch House Rocks website: A NEW HARD ROCK MUSICAL JOURNEY, FUSING SYMPHONIC HEAVY METAL, RADIO THEATRE AND COSMIC HORROR, ADAPTED FROM H.P. LOVECRAFT’S, “THE DREAMS IN THE WITCH HOUSE” (1933).

Want to sample the music? Give it a listen, here on AMAZON.

For the Audiobook Lovers

Audiobooks can be pricey, I know. So, how can I resist the opportunity to share with you this awesome audio edition deal?

A full-length story for $1.99

Yep. I said $1.99. Less than a gallon of gas. Less than a fancy venti-mocha-double shot-caramel-latte thingy. Less than $2.00 for an AUDIOBOOK! Phew, now that I’ve made that clear…I’ll answer your questions before you ask them…

  1.  HOW can I get an audiobook for $1.99? SIMPLE. If you’ve already grabbed the Kindle version of ‘I Hope You Find Me‘ the audio version is discounted for you. Ain’t that cool?
  2.  WHERE can I get this $1.99 audiobook? Another SIMPLE answer. Amazon or Audible. You can listen to the audio edition on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices.

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I’ll stop talking now and let you run off to grab this deal. If you like Erin Spencer’s narration, please, with a big fat cherry on top, leave a review or rating on Amazon and/or Audible…Thanks so much for the support!

Happy Listening!

The Dry Lands

Have you read The Dry Lands, the first Hutch & A’ris book? It’s not a YA or a Urban Fantasy like The Station and the Find Me books, so it’s different, yes, but worth your time…

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Some secrets are worth keeping, and others are worth dying for.

A runaway princess on a mission and a mysterious traveler become an unlikely pair when the two cross paths in the unforgiving Dry Lands. As an underground movement struggles to overthrow the Dark King, an old prophecy threatens to change the future, an act that could unleash answers to some of the planet’s most dangerous secrets. Answers the people aren’t ready for. Together, the fiery red-head, A’ris Brynx and the rugged Krane Hutch, must do one thing – survive the lies, betrayals, consequences and…each other.

This Fantasy Sci-Fi tale is set on the faraway planet of Ernoth. With gypsies wandering the deserts, royalty challenged by a prophecy, assassins on the hunt, plagues and mysteries questioned, this full-length novel takes readers on a never-ending journey of emotions and adventure.

Find The Dry Lands on Amazon. You don’t need a Kindle, either. You can download the FREE KINDLE APP for your smartphone or computer and start reading this book today. :)

Author Spotlight: Trish Marie Dawson

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I’d like to take a few minutes to spotlight another author; this one happens to be my favorite currently and as 2 of her books can be grabbed for FREE on amazon right now, it seemed like a good time.

Trish Marie Dawson is an amazing writer and her stories tend to fall into more than one genre. Many of the genre labels attached to her works are labels I wouldn’t bother with in the past. Reading her books has taught me to ignore the genre label & keep an open mind.

My first book of hers was ‘I Hope You Find Me’ and it’s still a favorite. As it happens it’s sequel is already out and she’s working on the third in this series as we speak. The book is FREE on amazon right now – here:

The book has…

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