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Urban Fantasy Sale – Includes Unicorns!

Mysteries yesterday and a great looking list of Urban Fantasies today! Show Me the Magic – A plethora of urban fantasy — prices should be good May 15-19.

There are some very good looking books on this list! As usual, I’ve picked out a few that caught my eye.

Unicorn Magic

Yup, the unicorn got my attention! How can anyone resist!?! I need to go to Scotland to investigate!

In Feyland, not everything is as it seems…
Feyland: a new computer game that allows Scottish teenager Corinne MacArthur to escape the sadness haunting her everyday life after losing a loved one. It’s a game where legends come to life, the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, and the impossible becomes – probable?

This next one looks like a good old fashioned urban fantasy with some kick-ass characters.

Marked by Hell

Los Angeles isn’t just a playground for those searching for a new start. It’s a darker and more dangerous place than they’ll ever know. But Mary’s not fooled.

With her hands full trying to play human while looking for a way back to heaven, Mary doesn’t have time to polish her halo let alone solve a murder case. But when she finds out demons are responsible, Mary just can’t help herself.

When Mary makes a mistake causing her best friend to be taken, she will have to make a choice: sacrifice an innocent for the chance to get her revenge or lose everything she has worked for. Mary starts to realize there is no clear path back to heaven without becoming tainted herself.

Did someone say kelpies? And this sounds like it could have some great cozy elements!

Kelpie Dreams

Meet Lady Macbeth–a high school librarian, ex-assassin, and part-time kelpie, whose mother wanted to name her Hemorrhoid at birth. Now she has to take on a Sea Hag–eight legs of Godzilla-ugly poured into a bucket full of meanness–with the help of a one-woman army named Rhonda, a 200-year-old Sea Captain, and a hunky lighthouse keeper who won’t admit that he’s dead as well.

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Oodles of Mysteries on Sale

Remember a few weekends ago when I posted a link to a bunch of fantasy and scifi that was on sale? Weeeeelll, we now have an entire page of Mysteries on Sale! This weekend only, authors have marked down their mysteries.

Cozies! Thrillers! Paranormal! All at 99 cents!

Just like I did for the fantasy, I’ve picked a couple that look good to me, but click through and select a few of your own favorites.


The Tarkington Treasure

A spooky old house, rumors of a hidden Civil War treasure, a neighbor’s murder, and an ex-fiancé falling unconscious at her feet—Charlotte Ross has her hands full when she’s invited to stay at her friend, Jane Marshall’s home while her apartment is being renovated.

Jane and her new fiancé have sold everything to move to the large estate she’d just inherited near the small town in Illinois, where she grew up. She’s always loved the house, but the cost of living in, and fixing up, a deteriorating old mansion is more than both their incomes combined. If she can’t come up with the money for the next property tax payment, she’ll be forced to give it up.

Charlotte is intent on winning back her ex, but her efforts are stymied when he’s suspected of murder.

The two couples soon discover the rambling old house holds more than one secret when they join forces to find the real killer—and the elusive, Tarkington treasure.

Crafts, Cat Burglars and Murder

Note: This is book 4 in the series, but it is the one on sale for 99 cents. The first is Steps from Death

Georgina starts volunteering at the local animal shelter in an effort to find balance in her life. When cats start disappearing, she takes it upon herself to find out what’s going on. When she tracks down the cat burglar, events take a deadly turn. Can Georgina find the killer before he lands on his feet and gets away?


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Recommended: Cozy Mystery Bargain

Retirement Homes are Murder comes recommended as “humorous geezer lit” by our own blog reader, Margaret.

Remembering nothing from the day before, crotchety octogenarian Paul Jacobson must become an amateur sleuth to clear himself as a murder suspect when he finds a dead body in the trash chute of a retirement home. As Paul’s snooping and short-term memory loss get him in trouble with the local police, his new friends and granddaughter Jennifer help him solve an expanding list of crimes. Paul finds romance as he struggles to escape a murderer intent on a repeat performance.


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Posted: May 11, 2017
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Bargain: Clan of the Cave Bear

The Clan of the Cave Bear – This is my mother’s favorite book (right after Soul of the Desert, which is her very favorite book!)

It’s on sale for 1.99.

A natural disaster leaves the young girl wandering alone in an unfamiliar and dangerous land until she is found by a woman of the Clan, people very different from her own kind. To them, blond, blue-eyed Ayla looks peculiar and ugly–she is one of the Others, those who have moved into their ancient homeland; but Iza cannot leave the girl to die and takes her with them. Iza and Creb, the old Mog-ur, grow to love her, and as Ayla learns the ways of the Clan and Iza’s way of healing, most come to accept her. But the brutal and proud youth who is destined to become their next leader sees her differences as a threat to his authority. He develops a deep and abiding hatred for the strange girl of the Others who lives in their midst, and is determined to get his revenge.

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Posted: May 10, 2017
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Heavy Duty Research

Yes, in case you wondered, strawberries go quite well with eclairs! I had to make a batch to find out, but no stone goes unturned (or chocolate left uneaten…) in my quest to, uhm, research for my books! Since the cover of One Good Eclair has strawberries, I had to test the actual dessert. 🙂



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Posted: May 9, 2017

The Greatest Spatula

For Christmas, my SIL sent us this silicone spatula. I have three silicone spatulas with metal handles that I love (similar to these), so I was well pleased to receive another silicone spatula, even if it was different. I didn’t think it would be any better than the ones I own–they scrape bowls easily, they can withstand high temperatures, they clean up well, they last a long time…

The difference with this spatula is that it’s stiffer than mine. That makes it better for stirring. My spatulas are okay for stirring some things and great for scraping out bowls, but this one stirs even better. It has a nice soft handle too. I like that. It’s just a great little kitchen tool!


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Posted: May 8, 2017
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Laura Worthington Bundle on Sale

I LOVE these bundles from HungryJPG. They don’t just bundle one font with a few loops and swirls. And Laura Worthington has some great fonts. I especially like the “preposition” do-dads in this bundle. The Adorn Font is very useful too. Check out the Laura Worthington Font Bundle. Her fonts are generally very expensive–this is one of the best bundles I’ve seen!

This next font isn’t by her, but I came across it while browsing–it’s a very nice font and you can’t beat it for a dollar!

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Posted: May 8, 2017
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Print Copies of Fairy Bite

Okay, those of you who ordered a print copy of Fairy Bite: I’ll send out copies this week. If anyone missed out and wants to order a print copy, Amazon has them now and other retailers will have the copies up in the next two or three days. If you need a signed copy, contact me. They are 10 dollars, which includes shipping. I also have a few copies of my other books available if you need a signed copy of one of those–email me. I don’t plan on doing another print run this year so now would be a very good time to order signed copies if you need them this year!


In other news, here is my latest batch of shampoo. I’ll be working on the little labels today. 🙂 The ones bottled are lavender scented, while the larger bottled hasn’t been scented yet. The other scent I work with a lot is citrus. I don’t scent my shampoos heavily. This batch is a shampoo and light conditioner in one and is my favorite recipe. Lots of lather and lots of shine. There’s rosemary and chamomile for scalp health and panthenol for hair health!


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Posted: May 7, 2017
Filed in Books and Stories, Shampoo

Urban Fantasy Bargains

I found some very interesting UF selections. I predict at least one of these will be fabulous! But which one!

Fantasy Cozy

This next one is a fantasy cozy. I thought the cover went rather too far into comic book territory, but the bear shadow is quite cleverly done. The premise is cute and intriguing. I’ve started reading it and it’s cute with very good characterization. It’s got quite a few comma issues so far (run ons and missing commas). But other than that, it’s a fun read so far. Definitely a cozy fantasy.

Bearly Awake

Edited to add I finished reading this–was very cute and enjoyable. Needs another editing pass–mostly run-on sentences and some missing commas or periods, but it’s a good little read. I liked it!

Bobby Tremain’s the first in his family to have a shot at college, also the first to head north of Louisiana. An early snow calls his Bear to hibernate a week before finals, but he needs to pass or he flunks out of Providence Paranormal College.

Lynn Frampton’s loneliness is almost more than she can take. She went to college on the other side of the country to get away from the persistent curse of unpopularity in a small town. Once at college, Lynn’s prickly personality has pushed everyone away yet again. But at least, she’s at the top of her class.

Bobby needs Lynn’s help to stay awake and pass his exam. She discovers she needs companionship more than she’d ever imagined. She’s all set to transfer to a school back home, but Bobby thinks she’s his mate. Can he keep awake long enough to pass, and more importantly, convince his love to stay?

(At Kobo)
(At B&N)
(At Smashwords)
(At GooglePlay)

Dream Eater

Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams. Her whole life she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact—a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee—transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit.

But Koi’s getting her act together. No matter what, this time she’s going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course it’s not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Alzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor’s hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi’s father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.

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Posted: May 6, 2017
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Bargain: Comedy Mystery or Old Geezer Lit

Lady Justice Trilogy – The entire boxed set is only 99 cents–3 books for 99 cents!

Lady Justice Takes a C.R.A.P., Lady Justice and the Lost Tapes & Lady Justice Gets Lei’d, volumes 1,2 & 3 in the 21 volume Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, featuring Walt Williams, the sixty-five year-old retiree who decides to become a cop.
If you love a good mystery – If you love to laugh – You will love the adventures of Walt and his senior citizen sidekicks.


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