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The Answer to Leo?

saving Kittenhood: Orientation I thought I’d found just the right book to help me with Leo. But then…then I read the reviews. Hmm. It seems that the book is designed to help Leo with ME!!! Is NO ONE on the side of the poor human???

Perhaps it’s not a good idea to take advice from a guy named Socks McDuff. Well, at least his advice is a bargain.


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Posted: October 1, 2014

Tail of the Devil – Freebie Send to Kindle

tail_devilAs I mentioned in the intro post a while back, we writers often branch out and try new things. When I wrote Soul of the Desert, it was a new style and a new genre for me. The book required extensive research into the mob and various mafia figures. Of course, not all of it was used in the book. In fact, most writers will tell you that very little research shows up in each book, but in order to get a feel for a time period, a culture or historical figures, we do a huge amount of research. Because of that research, I wrote a short story called Tail of the Devil. It’s reminiscent of how I envisioned the mob, informants and undercover agents working back in the seventies and eighties. This is NOT a cozy story and there is foul language, as befits the characters. It is a darker story than many of my other stories, and has never been published. It will remain in the blog store as a free read after these promotions have ended.

Click here to read Tail of the Devil online or use the Send to Kindle button at the top of the page after you click. The Send to Kindle story will send the story directly to your kindle (you will be asked to log into Amazon and then hit send when your Kindle is ready to receive the story.)

For other Send to Kindle free stories visit the blog store and scroll to the bottom where various authors have donated free stories. Some of these stories will only be in the blog store for a short time, so select the ones you want now!

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Posted: September 29, 2014

Reminders and Last Free “Send to Kindle” story

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tail_devilTomorrow will be the final free Send to Kindle story for the month! Because Tail of the Devil was written as I researched Soul of the Desert, I will loan a Kindle copy of Soul of the Desert to the first person to email or comment in the thread (see, it pays to read the entire post!) If you haven’t read Soul of the Desert, but have been wanting to try it–send me an email or comment that you want to read it. I have one copy to lend. It’s been lent!!! :) You must have a Kindle to qualify for this offer. But if you have an ePub reader I might be convinced enough to get you a copy if you hurry!

Check back tomorrow when I will post Tail of the Devil — a mob story. For the other freebies, scroll about halfway down the blog store.

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Posted: September 28, 2014

Leo and His Pals

Yes, he did it again. Came barreling in the cat door with this…long thing dangling from his mouth. That six inch snake is now ten or eleven inches. Little harder to carry and drags on the floor. SO LEAVE IT OUTSIDE!!! Was vacuuming today, too. Lifted up the edge of the wool run in the living room to find a smashed, torn apart cricket. JOY. Lifted up the blue rug to shake it out and there was yet another masticated cricket. Well, at least the vacuum was out.

In all honesty, I prefer the snake to the grasshopper he brought in few nights ago. The grasshopper was alive, uninjured and danged hard to catch. It was huge and ugly too. And it went under my easy chair so I had to move that and get the thing out of there and capture it. I’m trying to be grateful he hasn’t killed a chicken, a rabbit or a mouse. I’m not too worried about the raccoons as those won’t fit through the cat door–dead or alive.

It’s just a phase, right? Right???

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Posted: September 27, 2014

Guest Reviews: A Gem of a Find – Author Sheila York

You know those books you read that just set your reading gene on fire??? Well, we are in for a treat because one of my loyal blog readers has found such a gem and has given me permission to share her thoughts and the book with y’all!!!

savingGuest Review by Elisabeth, sometimes known as “Lucy”

A first for me, an author whose books I have really liked, Sheila York, sent me a pre-release copy of “No Broken Hearts”. I loved it. I liked it so much I wrote a review on Amazon. I tried to write a review on goodreads and on kobo, but couldn’t figure out how.

So now for my review: No Broken Hearts by Sheila York

This is an incredibly good book.

I read the first book in this series years ago in paperback and loved it. I liked it so much, I’ve kept my eye out for anything else by Sheila York. You know how oftentimes a series starts to sag after 3 books or so? Well for this series forgot that! This book is possibly even better than the first one, Star Struck Dead, (and also at Kobobooks) and I loved that one too. Moreover, you really don’t need to read the others for this one to make sense. You can start right in here. Of course then you will want to read the others too.

Set in 1947 Hollywood, I can’t even imagine a better noir. The war is finally over, but the euphoria has had some time to wear off. The film industry is beginning to get a whiff of the communist hysteria about to sweep careers out of the business. But the setting is not just a simple backdrop, it’s well developed and an integral part of the story. The delightful noir description illuminates the setting. For example, when she is describing a narrow diner: The cracked neon sign in the window had seen better days. The diner had never seen better days.

The characters are wonderfully drawn. Even the minor characters have depth. Especially if they turn out to not be so minor.

The mystery and the plot are fresh and full of surprises. Just when you think things are winding down to a satisfying ending, Lauren has a thought that won’t let us go, and off we go again. The plot is original. This is not a retread of the usual murder mystery. Sure it’s a murder mystery, but it’s not one I’ve ever seen before.

This book is flat out well written. And Ms. York doesn’t insult the intelligence of the reader. There are no dumb actions, nothing that is incredibly obvious to the reader that the characters remain oblivious to. There is nothing that doesn’t make sense that the author hides by making all the characters treat it as reasonable.

Read this book. If you liked Raymond Chandler, Sam Spade, and Humphrey Bogart, you will like this book. You’ll love it. If you are lucky, then you can read the other books by Sheila York. Then if we are all lucky, she’ll write another one.

Thank you Elisabeth!!!

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Posted: September 25, 2014
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The Gunslinger – Freebie Send to Kindle

pieces (small cover) Mike Crane is the author of Pieces, a short story collection. The Gunslinger is part of the collection. If you like this story, you might also want to investigate his second collection: In Decline. His work has appeared in several other anthologies. He usually writes slice of life and horror, but this story is a cute “read to your children” kind of story!

Read online or use the Send to Kindle button at the top of the page after you click. The Send to Kindle button will send the story directly to your kindle (you will be asked to log into Amazon and then hit send when your Kindle is ready to receive the story.)

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For other Send to Kindle free stories visit the blog store and scroll to the bottom where various authors have donated free stories. Some of these stories will only be in the blog store for a short time, so select the ones you want now!


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Posted: September 22, 2014

Dragons and Dogs

savingCame across this book at Kobo, Dragon Hunter, and it looked interesting to me so I downloaded the sample. The first section with a lot of talk of vengeance was just okay, but it got more interesting when the main heroine entered the picture. And well, the dragon, of course!

It’s also at Amazon, although I’m more likely to buy at Kobo because coupons work right now! (For 25 percent off: 22C549)


I’ll be talking more about this next book in the near future, too. It’s available for pre-order now. I think a lot of you will like it. I functioned as the editor for this book so I don’t want to say too much because I’m a bit biased, but I still think a lot of you will like it!

saving Waiting for Wrigley At Kobobooks

Waiting for Wrigley at Amazon


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Posted: September 21, 2014

Bunch of New Kindles Out

Amazon has announced a kid’s kindle, a new paperwhite, and a spiffy new Voyage Kindle that has some very nice features.

savingThe Voyage is a tad more expensive than some of the others, but it’s closer to the Kindle 3g (the one I own and love).

The children’s reader comes with insurance in case it gets broken and needs replacement.


Hmm. I’m kind of torn. I really liked the idea of the waterproof Kobo.

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Posted: September 18, 2014

New Kobo Trivia Contest

kobotrivia Coupons and prizes! I’m still trying to win a Kobo e-reader! There will be coupons good for up to 75 off some books. I will post coupons as I win them. Feel free to post your coupons in the comments!

(Kobo has a new waterproof e-reader out. I don’t know if the above contest will be giving out the new units as prizes, but here is a contest specific to the H2O–waterproof unit: win an H2O plus cash!!!)

Looking for a bargain priced unit? Check out their factory refurbished units!


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Posted: September 17, 2014

Two Fantasy Shorts – Freebie Send to Kindle

Four Fantasies 6x9 Today’s free short stories are two stories from the larger collection, Four Short Fantasies. They are fairy tales of the old fashioned kind, a bit of a second chance story and never strike a bargain with a witch or a tree because either of them may be smarter than you are!

Click here to read the two short stories online or use the Send to Kindle button at the top of the page after you click. The Send to Kindle story will send the story directly to your kindle (you will be asked to log into Amazon and then hit send when your Kindle is ready to receive the story.)

Margaret Lake is the author of several novels and short stories. Check out her “monthly” romance bundles starting with January thru April: Twelve Month Romance Here are the stories included:

Ring Out the Old – New Year’s Day and a new start Jen didn’t want to make
My Lonely Heart – A Valentine’s Day surprise Holly wasn’t expecting
March Madness – You don’t have to be Irish to fall in love on St. Paddy’s Day
April Showers – April cut her hair to change her life, but this is too much

And the next two bundles in the series: May thru Aug and Sept thru Dec

For other Send to Kindle free stories visit the blog store and scroll to the bottom where various authors have donated free stories. Some of these stories will only be in the blog store for a short time, so select the ones you want now!

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Posted: September 15, 2014
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