Thursday, November 14, 2019

2 Short Stories by H.L. Burke

Laced

Laced: A Short Story by [Burke, H. L.]

Book Description:

Intimacy laces: the ultimate wedding gift, threads of magical energy binding you and your soulmate together for the rest of your happily ever after.

At least, that's what the brochure said ...

Stacy and Jake are united not only by matrimony but by the bonds of their intimacy laces, which allow them to feel each other's eternal devotion. However, after six years of wedded "bliss," the spark has died, and the once healthy laces have dimmed to weak spider threads of light. Determined to reignite the flame, Stacy drags Jake to the Emotional Intimacy Clinic to get their laces refurbished. When the clinic insists on a full consultation and evaluation of their relationship, Jake is reluctant, but Stacy knows they're perfect for each other.

What could possibly go wrong?

My Review:

This is a short story about a married couple struggling to connect. Yes, there's magic involved, and some good insights about love and compatability.

Laced is $0.99 on Amazon


Magician's Gift

Magician's Gift: A Spellsmith & Carver Story by [Burke, H. L. , Burke, H. L.]

Book Description:

Jericho Carver has fought evil fairies and defeated dragons. He never expected his greatest challenge to be finding the perfect anniversary gift for his beloved wife.

Ten years of marriage merits something flashy and fantastic. At least that's what Jericho's brother-in-law says. Jericho Carver has never been a flashy sort of guy, but to give his wife the magical anniversary she deserves, he will pull out all the stops.

What could possibly go wrong?

My Review:

This is a wonderful short story! It has dynamic characters, a good intention that goes horribly wrong, and an inspirational message.

Magician's Gift is $0.99 on Amazon!


Dragon's Debt - Book 2
Dragon's Rival - Book 3

About the Author:
H.L. Burke


Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.

An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.

Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.


Please Note: Prices were correct at the time of posting.
Disclosure: I purchased Laced and received an ARC for Magician's Gift. These are my honest and voluntary reviews.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Oranges and Lemons in African Bowls and a Linky







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Monday, November 11, 2019

Death Warden Giveaway!

Death Warden


Free E-book until November 14!


A teenage assassin. An impossible choice. The fate of everything hangs in the balance.

Sixteen-year-old Reen swore she’d never take another life. Divinely selected to assassinate a few in order to save many, she learned to jump from shadow to shadow and claim her victims without question… until she was ordered to kill the boy she loved. But when an ancient plague returns threatening to infect everyone she knows, she is forced to resume her deadly duties.

Battling a disease that turns people into nightmarish monsters, Reen must track down and terminate those responsible before the city falls and the evil spreads beyond its borders. But the closer she gets to the source, the more she uncovers sinister secrets that will shake the foundations of her world and everything she believes.

Can Reen defend her realm without losing her soul?

Death Warden is an exhilarating YA fantasy. If you like strong heroines, compelling magic, and dark secrets, then you’ll love C.J. Stilling’s imaginative tale.

Free E-book until November 14!

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

7 Books Signed by Michael J. Sullivan Giveaway!


7 Books Signed by Michael J. Sullivan Giveaway!

New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post bestselling author, Michael J. Sullivan, has completely blown fantasy fans away with his bestselling Riyria Chronicles and Riyria Revelations. 3 amazing authors, Andy Peloquin and Sarah K.L. Wilson (both Amazon Bestselling authors) and Angel Haze, are giving away signed copies of all 7 of them!

If you haven’t dived into one of Sullivan’s amazing adventures, here’s what a few reviewers are saying about them.

"Hair-raising escapes, flashy sword fights, and faithful friendship complete the formula for good old-fashioned escapist fun." ~ Publishers Weekly

"A whirlwind of twists, earth-shattering surprises and deadly betrayal." ~ Literary Magic


This epic prize pack includes all seven of his signed books so you can experience the adventure from beginning to end.


As a bonus, every entrant will receive free ebook copies of Shields in Shadow by Andy Peloquin, Summernight by Sarah K.L. Wilson, and Blood of Vengeance by Angel Haze.


The giveaway is open to US and Canada and runs Oct 25 2019 to November 25 2019.

Hope this Fall is filled with magic and adventure!



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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Flowers at the Beach and a Linky


The flowers around my in-laws' beach house on South Africa's West Coast are so pretty! I took these photos in Spring, which is Autumn for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere.











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Friday, November 1, 2019

Trailblazer: The Everternia Saga

Trailblazer

Trailblazer: Adventure by Association The Everternia Saga by [DiPietro, Zen]

About the Book:

Title: Trailblazer: Adventure by Association the Everternia Saga | Author: Zen DiPietro | Pages: 252 | Genre: Steampunk | Recommended Age: All Ages

Book Description:

Equip new adventurers. Send them out to find their way in Everternia. Sally's purpose had always been clear.

Newly awakened from a repetitive, poorly-treated existence as an NPC, she now sees her world from a new perspective. She can be more than the sum of her parts. She wants to become an adventurer. A maker. Being a storemonger is okay, but she needs more.

And she won't let people treat her badly anymore.

She has so much to learn about Everternia and about herself that she barely knows where to start. She wants to do it all, immediately, with great enthusiasm, and maybe even while wearing a pair of really nice pants.

She'll be a brand-new type of adventurer, and she'll forge her own path.

Set in a cozy steampunk rpg world, this unique series blends multiple genres into a crafting litrpg cozy steampunk adventure. No, that isn't an official category as of yet, but Sally's working on it.

Give an underdog a hand and check out her story today.

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My Review:

Trailblazer by Zen DiPietro is a wonderful steampunk novel that I recently finished reading to Amanda (age 11). It's funny, whimsical, uplifting, and self-affirming.

We love Sally, a Community Member (CM) who didn't have a life outside her store until 2 adventurers from Reallife, Essley and Darthrok, entered her world. Now she wants to be an adventurer too! Sally has such a magnetic personality and most of her thoughts and conversations are hilarious! She finds out truths about herself along the way, but she’s been warned that some truths can do her more harm than good.

We can’t wait to find out what happens next! This is Book 1, but we recommend that you read the prequel The Heart-Shaped Chest  first. It’s free at the moment and hopefully will stay that way.

Zen DiPietro creates a cozy steampunk rpg world. Amanda even asked if it was a real game, because she wants to play it! This is a fun story for all ages. We received an ARC. This is our honest and voluntary review.

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About the Author:
Zen DiPietro
Zen DiPietro

Zen DiPietro is a lifelong bookworm, dreamer, writer, and a mom of two. Perhaps most importantly, a Browncoat Trekkie Whovian. Also red-haired, left-handed, and a vegetarian geek. Absolutely terrible at conforming. A recovering gamer, but we won’t talk about that. Particular loves include badass heroines, British accents, and the smell of Band-Aids. Writing reviews, author interviews, and fun stuff at www.zendipietro.com.


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Last Week's Drama and a Linky


You might be wondering what happened to me last week! My husband and I had been experiencing stress from an outside source and then our computer went on the fritz! The photos that I needed for my blog posts were on it, so I was stuck without them. I'm normally an upbeat person, but I realized that I wasn't doing well and asked to take a day off from my volunteer reading job at the Blind Institute. I was given the rest of the week off and only went back on Monday! The computer needing to go in for repairs at the same time was just an added blessing. It was scary not knowing what condition it was in, but I made up my mind to give it to the Lord and not to worry about it.

I'm able to do today's weekly blog post, because we got our computer back a few days ago with all our stuff saved in a backup folder! I'm still having to organize the files and some things are different to what I am used to, but the computer is running smoothly and even better than before. My husband also published his first book over the weekend! He has now joined the ranks of indie publishers. His book is called Dismantling Dispensationalism: A guide to better understanding the Last Days and the End Times. Most of what he writes about is making Revelation relevant. The book blurb states: This book is aimed at debunking the popular, but errant end-time views of dispensationalism and establishing a better biblical interpretation.

Hubby walking Ziggy




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