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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

Originally posted on pelicanfreak:

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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Happy Monday!

 

It’s my first time online and that’s because I had to do school with the new Kindergartener and 6th Grader. All done for the day, so now it’s time to settle them down for a bit of quiet time and get Riley to cooperate for a bit. I hope YOUR Monday is treating you well. Find something to smile at today – or someone. :)

NEW Station Series Novelette Release!

Kerry-Anne is HERE!

10363897_730144410354436_4937736942045573496_nClick here to grab your copy on Amazon for only $1.99!


Fans of The Station Series will be happy to read the third Station novelette out this summer about innocent Kerry-Anne and how she came to arrive at the Station. Told from her perspective, readers get an insight into the inner workings of Kerry-Anne’s mind, and her early experiences in the Station after-life. Who was she before she died, and who is she now? The answers are waiting for you…

‘Kerry-Anne’ is the third of three Station Series novelettes to be released this summer!


Join the Release Party on Facebook HERE for your chance to win an Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Happy Reading!

Here is my interview with Trish Marie Dawson

Originally posted on authorsinterviews:

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Name – Trish Marie Dawson
Age – 35
Where are you from – California, USA
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc – Married, with children (lol)


Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
My ninth self-published work will be released on August 15th, so that’s pretty exciting.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing my first book in December of 2011 after my daughter asked me what I’d always wanted to be when I grew up. When my reply was ‘a writer’, she told me to write a book! Her reasoning was, I’d spent her entire life telling her she could do whatever she wanted, so I should follow my own advice. She’s a pretty smart kid.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The moment I published my first book in June of 2012. I’ve since learned that publishing…

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Cover Reveal – Kerry-Anne

KERRY-ANNE, A Station Series Novelette

Kerry-Anne is the third and final (for this summer, anyway) Station Series novelette, and now you get to see her cover!

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You’ll get to read more about her past and how she came to arrive at the Station, just like Mallory and Niles. Read on for an excerpt…

“Some people think that when a loved one is in a coma, you should talk to them and touch them, so as to let them know you are there. This way the person doesn’t feel alone. They fight to come back – back from death. But no one really gets what it’s like. Being stuck in the middle of where you were and where you’re going – it’s not a choice the person can make. I know this now, because today I realized that the hazy memory fog I’ve been trapped in is a coma. As the Doctor stood over me, explaining to my parents what their choices were, I heard it all.

No chance of recovery, he’d said. Brain-dead. Gone.

But the Doctor was wrong. I’m still here – trapped. Screaming. Crying. Hurting. But they can’t hear me. They can’t feel me. Those experts have it all backwards – it’s me who needs to talk to them, to touch them, to let them know I’m here. But I can’t. Even if I was awake, I know my fingers are gone. And my tongue. The flames melted half my flesh away. I know my brain can’t work anymore – the connections that used to fire from one cell to the other are frozen in place – but I’m still here. Like my soul is stuck in time, waiting for permission to move on. I guess that means they’ll have to unplug me…”

- Kerry-Anne, A Station Series Novelette

COMING SOON to Amazon