Chapter One, Asgrove Academy & lots more

For the past six months I have not wanted for something to read. I don’t know how long Instafreebie has been around but it is a killer.

While you can get hundreds of free books (sent to your email in three available formats), I have learned to check the title through Amazon before proceeding to download. Sometimes it is a book that isn’t offered through the Kindle Unlimited program and you’re getting a great deal.

Then be prepared to get an email box FULL of files you must forward to your chosen reading device (I use the Kindle app on my iPhone).

But that is not a problem for  free books right? Also be prepared to get your box filled with newsletters, some even asking you to join an author’s street team.

I have so many files on my computer from Instafreebie (because when you click on one and say yeah you want it, then, sometimes three more titles will pop up where you can choose one, so on and so forth) that I often both fear and look forward to checking my email.

Example:

Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 10:40:27 AM
Subject: Freebie Friday: 293 Free Ebooks Just For You!

and here is the link Instafreebie free books

Did you know that this link can offer more than 500 books and I’ve got more than just one email offering Instafreebie books!

HUNDREDS of books from all different categories haunt me now.

What takes priority are three things: responsibilities to my family, reviewing books requested of me by authors/publishers and my own writing.

I recently tried my first short story writing contest. The theme was ‘person in a hole finds their way out’ by thewritepractice.com. I’ve officially joined the community of amazing people.

My short story was published and can be found here: http://shortfictionbreak.com/spring-17/

My story was called ‘Death Isle’.

Also, you should join Kindle Scout! Help choose a book to be published, if chosen you will receive a copy. But it is more than that. You’re in a contest to be the best at choosing the next great book. You get three nominations a day. This is really important for authors and readers.

As for my own writing, I have changed Witches and Wizards Retribution into a trilogy. It is now, Asgrove Academy, Witches and Wizards Trilogy, Book One, with a new cover and the cover with the girl is for Book Two, Power Rising and Book Three, Retribution.

Here’s the cover for book one I bought from selfpubbookcovers.com (credit will be in book):

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And here is Chapter One, in all its terrible glory.

This is a story about a girl who falls through a portal from Earth into Asgrove, a realm of magic where witches and wizards are the norm. Sentient buildings, classes for animal companions, potions, charms, talent training and more await her in Asgrove.

Only human females with blood tracing back centuries to the loss of Asgrove’s queen who was abducted and brought to Earth where she was eventually killed, can enter the one-way portals. In Asgrove, it has been said that the return of the lost queen’s soul would be soon, possibly within the group of human females brought to Asgrove a month before school was to begin. But dark magic has had centuries to snake its way deep within Asgrove and the residents within.

Chapter One
Earth

Bright sunlight filtered through the dense giant redwood tree canopies at the Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park.
After being on the road for more than five hours cooped together with my brothers in the back seat of our dad’s truck, I felt happy to see the park’s light green, weathered, paint peeling welcome sign.
I leaned my head against the glass window of dad’s old truck, stealing glimpses of the hot guy dressed in park ranger green.
After paying the ranger for a two-week camping pass, our blue truck rumbled along the single lane dirt road. “Hand these out to the kids please,” dad said to mom. As I took the paper, a heavily detailed map of the campsite unfolded in my hands. Might be useful.
We made several loops before reaching spot number ninety-nine.
The minute the truck stopped, I jumped out. Sweet freedom at last. No more, acrid stench of sweat. The scent of clean air found from within a redwood forest cleared away the hours of constant teasing and bickering.
Even though I had managed to get out of the vehicle first, the twins, Eric and Derek grabbed their tent from the bed of the truck before I could nab mine. My younger brother Chase along with older brother Sid got to theirs by knocking me to the ground.
“No foul,” Sid said with his trademark grin.
“Got it,” Chase laughed, passing me by, tent tucked under one muscled arm. His dark eyes, the same deep brown as dads met my glare.
“Hey, don’t forget to put the groceries in the food locker,” mom hollered.
“On it,” dad said, coming to stand in front of me. My fingers dug into the loose dirt of the ground as my anger grew.
“What a load of bull! Did you see what Sid did?” I asked my lumberjack dad. He towered above me, dressed the same as always; pale jeans, a white undershirt with a red and black plaid short sleeved shirt and thick, black boots.
“They like to make sure your tent is protected by theirs.”
I frowned at him before taking his hand. Once on my feet, I brushed the dirt from my jeans.
After I dragged my tent over to the set-up area, I saw the familiar pattern. My pink, single person canvas abode would be wedged between two gray double tents. I smiled when I could see this year, we’d have thick trees at our backs instead of another family.
Letting my frustration melt away, I cast my eyes to the beautiful trees semi blocking the rays of the high noon sun. The rich, earthy scent came from being deep within a forest. A natural balm to my frayed nerves. The shade we did have wasn’t enough to lower the temperature until an hour after the sun set. I don’t possess a single drop of ‘outdoor, nature girl’ blood. I missed my friends. Real toilets would have been welcome.
Tent pitched, I frowned when I felt sweat drip along the skin of my back.
“Get her!” Chase shouted. His voice cracked. I laughed. Oh, sweet puberty sure sucked! Yeah, I laughed when I heard my brother’s voice break because I knew he hated it. Which made me like it even more. Chase, the shortest of my brothers. What he lacked in height, he more than made up for in mischief.
I squinted against the sunlight. Then I shook my head. I had forgotten, he had shaved his head right before we left this morning. His golden curls were gone.
I stood perfectly still, right outside my tent.
I knew the drill.
Same thing each year.
“Filled ‘em back at home. Maybe the water will be cool enough for you Lissa.” Erik said, a slight breeze rippled through his long, blond hair. The musician in the family, wore nothing but dark jeans, a dark T-shirt with obscene words and black Converse high-top sneakers, without socks.
Though I stared straight ahead, I could see their bright orange and yellow, mega water blasters currently aimed at my head, from the corner of my eyes.
I didn’t have a mega blaster. I had a green plastic gun filled with water tucked inside my jeans at my lower back.
They moved in to capture me in a circle.
“You guys ought to join the military,” I said.
I had enough water for six shots.
I only needed four.
Before they pulled their triggers, I whipped my gun out and shot them each in the middle of their forehead.
“Gotcha first,” I said. My laughter made my stomach cramp. Wholeheartedly worth it. The looks on their faces simply precious. A good memory at last.
No escape. I weathered the hits from their water guns until they ran dry.
“Didn’t see the shot coming sis,” Derek patted me on the back. I shrugged his hand away.
“You’re dead. I shot each one of you! If you had stayed dead, I wouldn’t be dripping wet!”
“What? It’s a hot day. Gotta cool ya off somehow.” Erik held his empty plastic shooter next to his lips and gave it a kiss.
“Better than last year’s bro,” Chase grinned, slapping Erik hard on the back.
“Got some time before lunch, let’s go refill them,” Derek said as he stared at me.
I rolled my eyes.
They laughed. Then they were gone, off to refuel their blasters.
“Where’d they go?” dad asked as he came to stand near me.
“To refuel.”
“I saw your shots. Surprised to see you participated.”
“Doesn’t getting soaked count as participating?”
“Um, I hear your mother calling me. Got to get a fire going for the hot dogs.”
I watched him walk away from me until I stood alone.
I dropped my little pistol on the ground near my tent.
Bending over, I unzipped my tent’s door.
Quick as a magician, I changed into a fresh pair of jeans, white T-shirt with a lightweight red hoodie. I pulled my hair into a ponytail with a white scrunchie, in case my brothers me again. I took my wet clothing and hung it over the top of my tent.
When they did return, their interest no longer aimed at me. For a few moments, I watched as they ran around outside in the sweltering heat, like drunk mountain lions.
The twins were exact duplicates of each other than the way they dressed. Derek’s casual khaki shorts hung low on his thin hips. Same as his twin, he wore no socks but his feet were always jammed into colorful Van’s. The only shirts he ever wore were plain, white T-shirts. And he hated the music his twin Erik played. So, did I. Loud metal banging noises from his band, The Metal Masters. No joke.
I unzipped my tent’s door and crawled inside to search for my ear buds and music player. Exactly how I planned on spending my time. I brought a few books but with the heat, I had a hard time getting lost in a story.
Listening to music, passed the time. I also tried to exchange text messages with several friends, bemoaning the cruelness of life. The terrible cell reception in the forest made most of my text messages undeliverable.
“Change of plans. We’ll have hot dogs for dinner. Your mom made sandwiches for lunch,” dad said from outside.
“Heard,” I said. I crawled out of my tent to see my brothers standing directly in front of me.
Dad and mom were by the truck with the dry fire pit in between us.
“Couldn’t get the fire started?” Derek asked. He spoke loud enough for us kids to hear but not dad.
“He brought wood instead of buying it from the park,” Chase said quietly.
“Thanks for lunch,” I said, as I elbowed Erik and Derek in the ribs at the same time.
“Yeah, thanks,” my four brothers called out at once.
“Ah, do you have to be so loud?” I rubbed my ears as I made my way past them to get my sandwich.
I smiled as my mom handed me a tin foil-wrapped lump. For a moment, a saw the apology in her blue eyes.
“I’ll eat inside my tent. No water allowed. Cute hat mom.”
“Sure Lissa,” mom said, handing out more silver wrapped packages to the boys.
I looked back and saw her pat her brilliant green baseball cap. Such a shame. She must have wedged her long, black hair inside the hat. Her smile showed me what I needed to know. For now, the world would survive.
I retreated to my tent. The sandwich turned out to be peanut butter and strawberry jam.
After I ate, I crumpled the tin into a ball and left it beside my pillow. I might need it later if I bored.
I retrieved my camera bag from the truck. I returned to my tent without encountering anyone where I set it carefully on top of my navy-blue sleeping bag. I plugged in my ear buds, closed my eyes and listened to the soundtrack of Pink Floyd’s, ‘The Wall.’
On the evening, what would come to be the strangest of my life, my family shared a casual meal of hot dogs roasted over the campfire. We stoically ate them and ignored the blackened crunchy texture. Dad tried his best to behave like a true outdoorsman, but he wasn’t as skilled as Augustus McCrae or Daniel Boone. of us discreetly wiped the tears from our eyes from the campfire smoke.
At the end of dinner, I had to fight off my brothers who attempted to attack me again with their water guns. They laughed as they mocked me. “The water will cool ya off better than that air conditioner you’re always dreaming of!”
I screamed when they shot me. The devils had fired hot water!
Thankfully dad stepped in. He made the jerks back off by standing in front of me. Without their target, my brothers grumbled.
While dad motioned for them to point their guns away, he whispered to me, “Go take a walk on a nearby trail.”
My head turned toward him.
“Don’t forget your camera. There should be several places nearby where you could get some great shots.”
“Thanks, Dad.”
“New target. For this one time, you can shoot me,” dad said, holding his hands in the air. A seriously cool move for dad; sacrificing himself for me.
I took the precious moment he gave me to duck into my tent, tucked my music player in the pocket of my jeans before grabbing my camera bag. I placed it over my shoulder. My eye caught on a map of the campsite. The hot ranger had given dad several of them, which he then gave to us. I grabbed it, stuffed it into a pocket and made my getaway.
Nearly out of range, I heard dad shout, “But don’t go too far.”
I waved at him before turning my full attention to the beautiful foliage around me. “Maybe I’ll get some decent pictures to post online and sell as stock photos. Easy money.” I talked to myself as I stepped on a path leading into the redwood forest. The shade enveloped me. With the setting sun, I figured I had an hour before I needed head back.
Alone, I intended on taking a short walk, when a swarm of blue and white butterflies caught my eye. I pulled out my map and studied the colorful images on the back of the wildlife in the area. There were six types of blue butterflies and at least three types of white ones. The combination of their groups mesmerized me, and I followed them until I came upon the most amazing sight. I looked at my map and frowned. I had stumbled upon a trail called Damnation Creek.
I hesitated for a second before I stepped off the well-worn path and into another world, it could have been a picture from a bedtime storybook. An enchanting lush green meadow surrounded by the thick trunks of the redwood trees. It formed the backdrop for the swirling butterflies and fairy tale like flowers.
I gently set my camera bag on the soft grass. I walked slowly to the secret spot. Using the map to compare, I identified the flowers as Smith’s Fairy Bells.
The spellbinding butterflies were flying high and low as if their movements were an award winning, gracefully choreographed dance. Then, ever so elegant, they would land on the little bell flowers blanketing the meadow.
A tiny bird crossed paths with the dance. The magic broke. I remembered my camera.
I returned to my bag and bent to unzip it. I took great care to assemble my most prized possession – my Nikon D700 digital SR camera with 24.1 pixels and 6 SPS continuous shooting. I attached my Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor lens and closed the bag. I moved slowly around the area outside the butterflies’ path. Ever since a special birthday as a toddler when I received my first plastic red camera, I have loved photography.
After twenty minutes, my arms ached. “Got enough to last me awhile,” I sighed as I carefully removed the Nikkor lens from my camera and tucked it away before putting my camera back in its bag, zipped it and left it where it sat, safe on the enchanted grass. The flora and fauna forgotten, my attention focused on a huge redwood with a funky knot near the bottom which appeared to be a built-in seat.
I walked over to it and ran my hand over the natural contours. Curious, I sat and pressed my back to the trunk of the tree. The wood felt smooth as glass. I tilted my head against the tree and closed my eyes, letting the fresh air clear my thoughts.
Then the tree and beautiful meadow fell away.

**Needs loads of work. Changing a book into a trilogy will be very interesting!**

All comments welcome.

Cover Reveal, BDSM, Erotica book!

Because the movie made me cry and increased my anger at how the author portrayed BDSM, I have begun a short story showcasing a healthy relationship between a new submissive and her dominant.

It will include their Agreement for their scenes or I might call them sessions but the former is more common.

It will also include more than fifty pages of Check-Lists that are done before the Agreement (think Contract if you wish) can be seriously considered.

Aftercare, Subspace, Drop/Landing and more is explored.

My book is written in the form of diary entries and is currently titled, “Kink, A New Submissive’s Diary.”

Currently considering publishing under my pen name Lucky Kyxx instead of Colleen.

 

If there is anyone out there who has a beef with the movie and trilogy I am referencing, please let me know, I would be honored to hear from you.  I do not wish to offend the BDSM community. I want to offer a healthy view of what a relationship between a submissive and her dominant could be. The dominant is not a sadist and the submissive is not a masochist. Neither enjoys true pain, receiving or inflicting. I do not refer to them as a top or bottom, nor are they Master and Slave or Daddy and Baby Girl though that is an interesting angle I may one day write about.

Due to my myasthenia gravis, I have negative color (high contrast) enabled on my computer and in my writing programs. Chrome has an add on that enables websites to be viewed in this manner. Thus, the image of my book below doesn’t appear correctly to myself and I am hoping it will appear as it was designed when posted. I use selfpubbookcovers.com. (text added by me but this cover was designed by

SelfPubBookCovers.com/Daniela

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Finding an Editor is like finding a Dentist!

Finding an Editor for my self-published book plus several titles I am working on, is like finding a dentist. Both have one thing in common: I cannot afford either of them!

So my first book sits on several sites like Amazon, iBooks, and about 4 more sites, with no reviews. It has two reviews from Smashwords and I am so grateful! I listened to what they said and changed the book and cover.

I’m disabled on disability with two teenage boys who eat all the time, bills are a joke and I help my mom take care of my grandma/her mom, and I help my mom when her MS is bad. I have an eye disorder too so SEEING mistakes in my books is harder.

I could never afford an Editor because my goal is to keep my work at FREE pricing. Can’t do that on Amazon but through Draft2Digital I can get it on Barnes and Noble, iBooks and more priced at FREE!

This title has been out since December of last year, I did a giveaway on goodreads for ten books and it is free on Smashwords too but before that I had it on Amazon through their 3 month program where I could offer it for free lending. So I know someone must have read it! Two are confirmed.

As I work on finishing a new title, the weight of my world coupled with my seemingly lack of talent haunts my mind. Stop smoking, take care of my depression, anxiety, ADD, and Myasthenia Gravis and everything else under this roof (autistic son, one who has no “I’m full” trigger) and know my work is out in this world not shining like a jewel because I have been the only proofreader but maybe it’s just a piece of fool’s gold. I told myself I was publishing my books for myself, self satisfaction not for money or fame or even one review. It was important to me to get my first book published quickly because I needed my grandma to see it. She can pass away at any moment right now.

I have American Indian blood of the Chickasaw tribe in Oklahoma. If I lived there instead of California, I could get free dental work, health care and a house. A house in the middle of scorpions, ticks and tarantulas along with tornados. I’ll stick with earthquakes here in California. Besides the one and only time I went to Oklahoma was to see my birth father, where the indian blood came from, and my half brother tried to shoot me for fun, because he was bored! Nope. Not going back.

There is a TV show in the USA right now called Smile. It showcases people who get free dental work. Circumstances in their lives that has led to their rotting teeth is extraordinary but i can relate. I was born early and was too premature. I can’t afford a dentist to fix my teeth so I just have one here and there pull the tooth out. It sets me back financially of course but that’s all I can do. I don’t smile because of my teeth or missing teeth. I’ll never date. Shoot, I’m making myself depressed.

Life is a gift, and we can view it in a positive light or a negative cloud.  Pushing through all the muck around me, I’m grasping at the light, holding on to it with all my strength and promising myself that no matter what, I’ll never let go.

Draft2Digital.com helped me get my book on B&N priced at Free!

Trying to publish my stories priced at free has been an experience! And a journey I am still trying to conquer.

Draft2Digital.com has made it possible, for free, to get a book on Barnes and Noble and Inktera (ePub) priced at free. I am hoping to get it price matched on Amazon to get it free there too. It is a short Erotica story I wrote that I am using to test so it has a bit more hurdles to jump then a non erotica book.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/birthday-gift-lucky-kyxx/1120999610

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/504764

R I D E

Goodreads and Smashwords (ePub, mobi, pdf and more formats) allows an author to make their books free and Smashwords gives you so many formats it’s crazy and all for free.

Amazon seems to be the biggest and hardest to tackle but I’m trying.

I used canva.com and it cost me a dollar for the cover.

If you know of any tips I could use to get my books priced at free at Amazon I’d love to hear from you! Thank you so much!

Excerpt & A look at the Outerborders from Vrozia in Love Awakens

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Vrozia’s OUTERBORDERS!

My ebook is free at amazon until 12/13/14 and then when I can figure out how to keep it free it will be free!

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Awakens-Paranormal-Young-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00QPRMJ60

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Vrozia a world of perpetual night, under twin moons is home to the outerborders, middleborders and innerborders.  I want to define the outerborders today.

This so called class of citizens have been pushed as far away from the royal castle as possible. They live in caves and trees beyond the Dymare Forest. They are the outcast villains, or so the royal family would have you think this. In reality, they are a sensitive and tight knitted community of shapeshifters led by Lysimachus, a chimera and the Alpha. There are many sub-alphas that represent each type of animal or creature that they can shift forms from two legs to four.  They do not kill nor do they thirst for the blood of those living beyond the portals the royals opened to other worlds like Earth.

They receive all the proper nutrition they need from Ostramethusias, the last original Other in Vrozia. He is a fabulous chemist mixing animal and human blood with special herbs to maintain the exact nutrients the outerborders need. He comes monthly to visit and he brings Cilla, his mate, to meet Lysimachus and is accepted. When she drinks his blood, she is able to shift into a different form! With Cilla and ‘Sias’ together,Vrozians can live freely and not fear the wrath of the royal family for Ostramethusias has magic far beyond anything anyone has ever seen and he let the queen borrow some of it until he cut her off. Her book of spells have a very minor touch to the world but as Cilla and Sias evolved into what they were meant to be, Maldoriens, they will change Vrozia forevermore.

quote from Love Awakens, italic words are thoughts instead of spoken words.

You do not understand yet but once our bodies adjust to these changes, we will be so different from what we were. But have no fear my dear firefly.”

Sias grinned at her and led her closer to where she thought she had heard movement, closer to those big open caves filled with darkness.

Lysimachus!” Sias called out in a deeper voice then Cilla was used to hearing. She looked at him and was surprised to see his long silver hair was now streaked with black. She shook her head so that her long hair flowed into view and her shock doubled. Her normally light blonde hair was streaked with silver and black. She briefly wondered what that would look like from someone else’s point of view. But when she saw a large shape moving towards them, her mouth went dry before Sias was in her head calming her down.

Do not show fear, as they can smell it, taste it, feel it.”

Cilla forced her body to relax and drew upon Sias’s strength as the large shape stopped about three feet away from them.

Ostramethusias, time has passed,” Lysimachus verbalized in its own way of speaking.

To Cilla’s untrained ears, what she heard was more of a growl than words yet she did understand what it said.

Yes it has most ruthless leader. We are entering a new time with many changes,” Sias smiled showing his elongated teeth and Cilla’s eyes widened at the sight. She put all her energy into keeping her heart beat steady, not to scream and to keep holding Sias’s hand.

Lysimachus, meet my mate, Cilla,” Sias told the big creature as he held Cilla’s hand out towards the big male. His eyes glowed a dark green and suddenly Cilla could see what he truly looked like though she wasn’t quite sure she had ever seen something like him before.

Lysimachus studied the hand of the Other’s mate for a very long time. He stood and stared, he smelled the air and sensed the weight of judgment from those hidden in their caves. He also felt the air caress him from those who lived in the trees and were right now gently shaking them. He mentally went around to every sub-alpha until he had reached them all. Then without warning, he shifted his body until he became something else.

Cilla scrutinized him, trying to imagine all the animals and creatures that this one being represented, but she couldn’t pinpoint every single one. She was impressed and realized she held no fear even though this being had razor sharp teeth, several rows in fact. He sat like a lion would sit or maybe a dragon and watched her. Lysimachus lifted one massive, spotted paw with needle-pointed nails and whisked it over his own throat. A thin line of blood began to well up and Cilla’s mouth went dry. She felt her own teeth lengthen and knew she had to keep eye contact with Lysimachus even though she badly wanted to look at Sias for affirmation about her teeth. Her nails grew outrageously sharp and she tried very hard not to puncture Sias’s skin where he held her other hand.

When she smelled the chimera’s blood, she lost control. Without consciously thinking, she found herself standing in front of the chimera watching it bleed, mesmerized by the rich red liquid. In the next second, she sank her teeth into its neck for a few seconds before rubbing her tongue over the bleeding slash. Cilla felt the skin mend as her tongue passed over it. As quickly as it had happened it was over and she was back to where she had been standing. Looking at the chimera, she saw that his eyes were closed. She knew instinctively that he was feeling no anger or fear. In fact, he looked euphoric, if such an expression could be discerned at a moment like this. Or in a creature such as this one. Cilla liked the word chimera, for he really lived up to that word’s description.

In a flash, Sias was standing over the chimera and she watched, equally horrified and fascinated to see him sink his sharp teeth into its neck for about the same amount of time that she had done. But Sias seemed to heal the broken skin with his mind. She stood as if her legs were made of wood with roots sinking deep into the earth. Her thoughts raced through the last few minutes, taking the moments apart, piecing them together and processing everything. Cilla could feel the other creatures gathering around the area where they were standing, watching them. She was surprised at first that she didn’t feel any danger while being watched by so many eyes. But when she realized that she felt just as comfortable here in the middle of the outerborder’s territory as she did in Sias’s personal rooms, she knew the royal family was just an illusion of power. These feelings didn’t jibe with the knowledge she had been fed by the queen that these ‘feral’ beings would tear her whole world apart and bathe in the blood of all. The queen had lied to her and who knew if anything she had every said held a grain of truth.

Mental health and Foggy Days & My first book is published and available on Amazon!

This Is Life

My son is in the hospital for depression. It’s been hard but his father drove me to see him on Saturday and Sunday. His 72 hour hold is over and he will be discharged on Wednesday.  It was one of the most hardest things I have ever done. To bring my son to crisis where he was taken back behind many locked doors by these very big men. Then they moved him by ambulance, totally strapped down from neck to feet more than an hour away.

Other than missing his handheld gaming system, food at home, and some other regular day comforts, he is doing quite well. I just pray that this is helping him as his life is just beginning and I need him to thrive while he survives.

On another note, our neighbors had a party last night and they turned their sound system all the way up. God says to forgive your neighbors but I found it hard because I already had a migraine and they do not care what time it is or how loud they are or to be courteous to thy neighbors. I called the police the last time they did this and they threw eggs on our cars. But on that occurrence their sound system was maxed out and on both times, the chairs we sat in vibrated from their pounding, swearing music.

My mom’s multiple sclerosis has not improved rather it is weakening her further. She couldn’t get pills down her throat without gagging so she’s wearing a cervical collar and it helps like magic! I am a caregiver to both my mom and grandma who;s leg was amputated in April of this year. I am a mom of two boys I love dearly and guardian of four cats that do not always get along and I am constantly cleaning up their messes as one overeats and up it comes while another overeats and makes a mess in both ways which can get pretty stinky, poor maine coon kitty. So furry. While our cat that overeats got bitten by another one of its siblings, I took him to the vet a week ago and he’s 21 pounds. He is doing much better now.

My happiest note is that I took my book I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org and I ordered the proof paperback and published it on Amazon!  I want it available as free so I’m going to have to figure it out as it would not let me do that. The lowest I could go was $0.99 and I am all about free books!

I will gladly send a copy to anyone who would be willing to write a review for me. This book was written in thirty days and edited in fifteen days by myself. It is just the beginning as I have one more complete novel that is my jewel that I am editing right now.

We have super foggy nights and mornings and I hope  that people drive safely! It didn’t rain but the cars drive by making that swooshing sound from the wet pavement.

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http://www.amazon.com/Love-Awakens-Colleen-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00QPRMJ60

I am going to give a paperback copy away in goodreads once I finish the proof.

Ethical Author, free ebooks from Amazon and no turkey

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Through a blog I follow, I found out about being an ‘ethical author’. While I have always had strong beliefs in life, this organization came up with a perfect code of conduct.

Now, with NaNoWriMo.org finishing up, I am busy editing each chapter of my books, “Love Awakens” that I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org’s writing challenge. I am using grammerly and editing this book chapter by chapter. With my role as a caregiver of my mom and grandma and being a mom to two boys and four cats, life can get a bit tangled for me. Writing helps me remain sane, or as sane as I will ever be!

My mom who has multiple sclerosis is getting her motorized wheelchair tomorrow which is a boon! She can barely hold her head up now even though we are doing her shots, it is frustrating to see her so frail! Then my grandma is still going to her physical therapy appointments like today’s, where she walks with her prosthetic leg. 80+ years and having had her left leg amputated above the knee only seven months ago, she is amazing. This holiday season will be blessed as she is no longer in clutches of the horrible pain she suffered for too long. She is a very strong woman, all of us are! Since I am now the chef and my carpal tunnel keeps me from being able to do many things, we won’t be having a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I think we’ll go with a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, black olives and gravy for those who want it. I am not a gravy person. I hate peas and carrots too. Thank goodness I can hide the peas and not serve them this year!

Here are some free Amazon Kindle books for you to enjoy. Remember that there are thousands of books available to you for free every day in almost every category of reading you are looking for. Same goes with Barnes and Nobles and the Nook.

Look at the top 100 free Kindle books here: (make sure to click on Free!)

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store/zgbs/digital-text/

From there, you can branch off to different categories from the menu on your left.

Happy Monday!

Free Kindle Books from Amazon, one Help An Author, Write a Review

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scorched

http://www.amazon.com/Scorched-Michael-Soll-ebook/dp/B00P0J2YUU

Scorched [Kindle Edition]

theprincecharmingsearch

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The Prince Charming Search (Search Series) [Kindle Edition] #2

happilyeverafter

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The Happily Ever After Search (Search Series) [Kindle Edition] #1

thesecretbook

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The Secret Book of Designs [Kindle Edition]

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Mystic Thunder: A Mystic Waters Book (Cavanaugh Sisters Trilogy 1) [Kindle Edition]

midnightassistant

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Midnight Assistant: You vs Them [Kindle Edition]

whispers

Whispers and Wishes (Sage Springs Series, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

ofthenight

Of the Night [Kindle Edition]

questofhearts

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Quests of the Heart: Six Novels [Kindle Edition]

theboyfire

The Boy Who Loved Fire [Kindle Edition]

ofsunandmoon

Of Sun & Moon (Midnight Guardian Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Free Books! Good Bye 2013 and Hello 2014

At the time of this post, all these books were free.
Please click on the Amazon link below the picture of the book. Not the picture of the book.

Here is a handful of books about vampires, erotica, and other things I stumbled across on this last day of 2013. Watch for the warnings I have highlighted regarding ages.

There are a few who have no reviews yet. If you read one, it would be fabulous of you to leave a review for your fellow authors as well as feedback for the author. Thank you!

Cheers to the end of 2013 and I hope 2014 proves to be a much more positive year for all. Colleen

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http://www.amazon.com/Love-Vampire-Dark-Knight-Book-ebook/dp/B00CS42MK2/
To Love A Vampire: Dark Vampire Knight Series: Book One [Kindle Edition]
AnnaRose Vittoria (Author)
3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
146 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: May 16, 2013
Emily Payne, your average goth girl, is going to live with her dad. However, she comes upon an awesome goth kid: one with white hair and green blue eyes. Will Jagger Maxwell ever reveal his secret, turn Emily, and be with her for all eternity?

Book One of the Dark Vampire Knight Series.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,408 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Hunters-Daughter-Part-ebook/dp/B005GSS26K
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter: Part I [Kindle Edition]
Jennifer Malone Wright (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (356 customer reviews)
20 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: August 10, 2011
The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter is the first in a serialized novel by Jennifer Malone Wright.

Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters. Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community.

When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder.

With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her

The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter is the first in a serialized novel by Jennifer Malone Wright.

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http://www.amazon.com/Rival-Lacy-Yager-ebook/dp/B00GW413G8/
Rival [Kindle Edition]
Lacy Yager (Author), Lacy Williams (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
92 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 28, 2013
Rival
A young adult novel

Her destiny. His determination. Born a fifth generation vampire Chaser, seventeen-year-old Emily Santos wants nothing more than to join the family business. But Emily’s mother refuses, so Emily must channel her aggression into her martial arts training.

Black belt senior Brett Carson has decided it’s time to rid himself of his unrequited feelings for Emily. But when he finds himself in the middle of an altercation with Emily and a gang of vampires, he is drawn into a world he never expected. And Brett is hiding a secret of his own…

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http://www.amazon.com/Fat-Vampire-Johnny-B-Truant-ebook/dp/B009KP93F4
Fat Vampire [Kindle Edition]
Johnny B. Truant (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (239 customer reviews)
196 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn’t make fun of him, it’s just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire.

And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it’s just Reginald’s own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he’s become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to “heal” to his corpulent self for all of eternity.

As Reginald struggles with the downsides of being a fat vampire — too slow to catch people to feed on, mocked by those he tries to glamour, assaulted by his intended prey and left for undead — he discovers in himself rare powers that few vampires have… and just in time too, because the Vampire Council might just want his head for being an inferior representative of their race.

Fat Vampire is the story of an unlikely hero who, after having an imperfect eternity shoved into his grease-stained hands, must learn to turn the afterlife’s lemons into tasty lemon danishes.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,208 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Satire

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http://www.amazon.com/Conquest-Vampire-Lover-Novella-Sample-ebook/dp/B00A8PYYOA
Conquest: My Vampire Lover Part #1 (A Dark Realm Novella Series Sample) [Kindle Edition]
Victoria Embers (Author), Ally Thomas (Illustrator)
3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
32 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: September 30, 2013
Conquest (My Vampire Lover Part #1)
Caroline, a werewolf and princess of the Golden realm, has discovered a new love in her vampire captor. She’s willing to risk everything, even her life, to prove to him she loves him and has forsaken all others including her family and her pack.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,312 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#60 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Collections & Anthologies

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http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Beginning-Charmain-Marie-Mitchell-ebook/dp/B00E54WA78
Vampire – In the Beginning [Kindle Edition]
Charmain Marie Mitchell (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
84 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: July 24, 2013
Vampire – In the Beginning, is the first in the series of novels detailing the life of Gwen, a 500 year old vampire. Each novel focuses on a period in Gwen’s life, her love’s, losses, failure’s, and hope’s. Bringing different periods in history to life, readers will grow to love Gwen and Robert (The vampire leader), and their bitter, explosive, and passionate love. The ‘Vampires’ series begins in Tudor England and continues through each novel until present time.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,493 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#19 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical

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http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Forbidden-Love-DANIELLE-JAMES-ebook/dp/B00BVOBY9U
Out of the Dark (Forbidden Love) [Kindle Edition]
DANIELLE JAMES (Author), LISA MILLER (Editor)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
296 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 30, 2013
Angel Knight never knew anything was missing from his life. Not until one fateful night when he met her. She was fiery, beautiful, and he knew he had to make her his. Breanna Hunt lived a normal life until rock star Angel Knight walked into her life. But he made her a job offer that she just couldn’t refuse, but could she keep herself safe from his charms?
Angel does everything he could to make Breanna accept him as her mate, but with a rouge vampire starts killing people associated with Angel it isn’t easy. When the killer sets their sights on Brea, all bets are off.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,726 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#74 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires

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http://www.amazon.com/Bloodstorm-Heart-Vampire-Amber-Kallyn-ebook/dp/B007R730AQ
Bloodstorm (Heart of a Vampire 1) [Kindle Edition]
Amber Kallyn (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
191 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Overview

When duty forces a shaman to stop a vampire from her revenge, love doesn’t just burn… it bites.

For two hundred years, Niki DeVeraux has been tracking the monster who murdered her family and made her a vampire. She finally catches up to him only to face more than she bargained for in a too-sexy sheriff who makes her remember she’s still a woman. With duties as Keeper of the peace and Sheriff, Shane Spencer must protect humanity and stop the friction
between the local Arcaine races before it turns into an all out blood war.

When wolves start turning up dead, the tension between the races grows and suspicion falls on Niki. Shane knows she’s not to blame, and it has nothing to do with the primal urges she stirs within him. Working together, they must stop the hostilities from going over the edge. Trouble is, the desires raging between them might prove more dangerous than the surrounding threats.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,707 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Mythology & Folk Tales
#43 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Fairy Tales

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http://www.amazon.com/Bitten-Merrill-Gemus-ebook/dp/B005J5CZBS
Bitten (Bitten Series) [Kindle Edition]
Merrill Gemus (Author)
3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
52 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: August 24, 2011
When Ally becomes a newly single woman, she is determined to meet the man of her dreams. Never truly expecting it to actually occur, she is amaze to find herself drawn to a dark, mysterious stranger leaning against the bar. He was utterly irresistible.

Despite her friends’ protests, she willingly follows him outside the bar and soon realizes that her world will never be the same again.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,262 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#60 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires

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http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Bitten-Series-Merrill-Gemus-ebook/dp/B005J5CZHW
Stolen (Bitten Series) [Kindle Edition]
Merrill Gemus (Author)
3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (107 customer reviews)
99 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: August 24, 2011
When a shackled Ally awakes inside a cold, dank cell, she quickly remembers that her life took a sudden wrong turn. Her friends, also incarcerated, are swiftly brought up to date and now fear for their lives. How could Ally be stuck in a vampiric love triangle? Will they ever be freed? Worst still, Ally was in transformation and she was getting quite… thirsty. Benedict was possibly her only hope.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,702 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#73 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
#73 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Collections & Anthologies

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http://www.amazon.com/Rafes-Rules-Rafe-Creed-Tallis-ebook/dp/B00COVGG9W\
Rafe’s Rules (Rafe Creed Series) [Kindle Edition]
P.J. Tallis (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
30 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 28, 2013
AN EROTIC DARK FANTASY FROM THE AUTHOR OF DRIFTER’S BLUES

WARNING: This book contains graphic depictions of sexual acts, and is for adults over the age of eighteen years only.

Rafaella “Rafe” Creed isn’t your typical private investigator. She tracks down members of the undead. And sends them back where they came from.

When Letitia DeVane, a wealthy suburban housewife, hires Rafe to find out if her husband is a vampire, it looks like a straightforward case. Because Rafe has rules, three of them, which she uses to establish the humanity or otherwise of her targets. And the Rules never fail.

But Oscar DeVane is different. Trapping him with the Rules proves more problematic than usual. And at the same time, Rafe finds herself falling wildly, disconcertingly in lust with him…

By turns suspenseful, passionately erotic and blackly comic, RAFE’S RULES is a 10,000-word tale of sex, death and greed with an unexpected twist.  Because even vampires are subject to temptation…

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,218 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#82 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
#86 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Collections & Anthologies

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http://www.amazon.com/Late-Night-Snack-Lou-Harper-ebook/dp/B00CRQUF46
Late Night Snack [Kindle Edition]
Lou Harper (Author, Illustrator)
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
20 pages

Book Description
Publication Date: May 12, 2013
Sometimes life takes strange turns. Gabe is a slayer but his lover is a vampire. And so is his boss. When Gabe is tasked with capturing a delinquent blood sucker, he’s determined to succeed, even if it means posing as bait. There is only one problem: Harvey, his possessive boyfriend, might ruin everything.

Warning: hot fang-on-man action, role-playing, and one pissed off vampire.

5,000 words
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,798 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#39 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Gay & Lesbian > Fiction > Romance > Gay

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http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Singers-Tamara-Rose-Blodgett-ebook/dp/B007IVVKWG
Blood Singers (Blood Series, #1) [Kindle Edition]
Tamara Rose Blodgett (Author)
3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
335 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 28, 2013
From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Tamara Rose Blodgett
BLOOD SINGERS is book #1 of the Blood Series. BLOOD SONG (#2) and BLOOD CHOSEN (#3), are available now!
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“He that holds the blood of the Singer and seeks the night by wing, will share the song that binds the Rare One. The Blood Wolf, a rival of no small means; mingled blood of both running in her veins.” ~ Blood Song
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A sub-species of human beings…

Twenty-year old Julia Wade, a young woman tragically widowed, is in the middle of a bizarre bid between two mythical species who are vying for the unique properties she offers; her blood. The vampires need her to balance the food load of the human species and give them their coveted “Lightwalkers.” The Were wish to be moonless changers; a Rare One can make that a reality.

Julia wants to belong to herself.

Can she free herself and begin a new life?
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,677 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#21 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
#25 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy

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http://www.amazon.com/Love-Vampire-Courtney-Beaudry-ebook/dp/B00C0FZ6DY
To Love a Vampire [Kindle Edition]
Courtney Beaudry (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
28 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: March 23, 2013
A romantic tale revolving around the characters of Catalina Harnett, the daughter of a wealthy yet stingy aristocrat, and Victor McGavin, a mysterious stranger whose appearance into their lives leads Catalina to question who she can really trust and to discover the true values of life.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,817 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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http://www.amazon.com/Hunger-Revealed-Dee-Carney-ebook/dp/B00AAFHIC8
Hunger Revealed [Kindle Edition]
Dee Carney (Author), Jana Hanson (Editor)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
47 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 19, 2012
~A between the books short~

It’s no wonder Corin Gerulaitis is cautious about his wife’s safety… One year ago, she became a vampire. One year ago, she’d been tortured by someone who thought she was a new breed of vampire. Fortunately for them both, one year ago, Jasmine met and fell in love with Corin, a vampire executioner.

Jasmine is overwhelmingly stifled by her husband’s overprotective nature. But she’s sure the danger has passed and they can now enjoy a simple life together. When a routine shopping trip ends with Jasmine’s abduction however, they face not only trying to get her out, but also putting an end to the demons haunting Corin.

They’ll get back to that simple life…if they survive.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,434 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#66 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires

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http://www.amazon.com/Hell-Hounds-Suckers-Francisco-Vampire-ebook/dp/B009SVIDY2
Hell Hounds Are For Suckers, San Francisco Vampire Series # 2 [Kindle Edition]
Jessica McBrayer (Author)
4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
57 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 15, 2013
Vampire, Hannah’s best friend has coupled up and Hannah is feeling alone and lonely. One night on a stroll through her favorite grave-yard she is be-hounded by a small growling fur ball. The puppy refuses to leave and reluctantly she takes him in. She soon needs expert advice because the puppy won’t eat any of the expensive dog chow she buys and burps fire.
Hannah consults her vampire friends and a friendly jinni and finds out she’s got herself a hell hound. And more, the jinni warns, there is sure to be an owner in the background somewhere. When a gorgeous demon shows up pounding on her door wanting his dog back, Hannah is suddenly in the middle of a humorous predicament. This between-quell, the second episode
of the Vampires of San Francisco series, is a novella of 60 pages.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,333 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#30 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
#55 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Holidays

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Vampire-Hell-Part-Beginning-ebook/dp/B004VNVCHW
The Vampire from Hell (Part 1) – The Beginning [Kindle Edition]
Ally Thomas (Author), Cora Graphics (Illustrator)
3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
98 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: January 9, 2011
Reading Level: Ages 13 and Up

According to Rayea, the oldest daughter of Satan, the origin of vampires started in Hell, and it started with her. Rayea isn’t daddy’s little girl, even if he is the most powerful fallen angel around. He wants her to take an active role in the family business. But she’s not interested in his schemes for world domination. Instead she wants to spend her time shopping on the Internet, rescuing humans from a horrific eternity, and practicing martial arts with her seven foot
hellhound. Then one day everything changes.

Here’s the first part of the Vampire from Hell series about how it all began. “The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire Among Angels” is included as well.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,712 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
#11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils

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http://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Hell-Part-Among-Angels-ebook/dp/B005QZOTCY
The Vampire from Hell (Part 2) – A Vampire Among Angels [Kindle Edition]
Ally Thomas (Author)
4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
106 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: September 29, 2011
Reading Level: Ages 13 and Up

Living a life with an overbearing father can be a challenge. For Rayea whose father is the fallen angel, Lucifer, it’s
been torture. In the second installment of the Vampire from Hell series, Rayea finds peace when she visits the House of G.
There she hopes for a new beginning among Blick’s angelic friends, only to discover a vampire from Hell may not be welcome.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,371 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#19 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
#27 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Angels

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http://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Blood-Haze-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B004Y0X66M
Shelter (Blood Haze: Book One) A Paranormal Romance [Kindle Edition]
Tara Shuler (Author)
3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
204 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: April 25, 2011
Two guys, one girl, and two dark secrets that threaten to tear her world apart.

Alice Wright is a young vampire going to high school for the first time at the age of seventeen at the behest of her eccentric mother. In many ways, she’s more afraid of the human students than they would be of her.

She feels lost and awkward in human society, but she soon develops a strong bond with the cousin of one of her human classmates, nineteen year old Kai. He is beautiful, but somewhat of an enigma. She discovers a dark secret in Kai’s life, and she instantly wants to shelter him from the pain that has tormented him all his life.

Then she meets Maksim Augustine, the incredibly gorgeous guy who seems more like he should be a model than a high school student. She is overwhelmingly attracted to him physically, but her love for Kai causes her to continually push him away. Eventually, she discovers a frightening secret about Max, too.

But Max’s secret threatens to destroy everything…
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,881 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#77 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires

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http://www.amazon.com/Heavenly-Killers-Roseville-Vampires-Brighton-ebook/dp/B00BUF45H8
Heavenly Killers (Roseville Vampires) [Kindle Edition]
Brighton Hill (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
193 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: March 14, 2013
Radley was wild, dangerous, and exciting. During summer vacation, we fell insanely in love. I thought I was never going to see Radley again, but then my dad got a job transfer and we ended up at the same high school.

He was completely different. He was in a motorcycle gang. His skin was pale. And he had scratch marks on his arm and face. What the hell was wrong with him?

He didn’t want anything to do with me. And I was through with him. But he looked so sad.

I just had to figure out how to help him. He looked like he was going to die. And to top it off, I thought I was going to die without him. And that’s when things got really strange…

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,189 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#23 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Horror

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http://www.amazon.com/Steal-Me-Heaven-Toni-Crawford-ebook/dp/B00CHKECPU
Steal Me From Heaven [Kindle Edition]
Toni Crawford (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
235 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: April 22, 2013
Jacob is the leader of the vampires, and he has loved Marion for over fifteen hundred years. She does not remember him because she has been dead for over two centuries. When he finds a way to steal her from Heaven, he turns her into his vampire bride thus creating the prophesied angel-vampire hybrid.

Malachi has also been by Marion’s side as her Guardian Angel, only she never knew that he existed until she became one of the undead. When word of the hybrid reaches the underworld, Jacob is forced to hand his wife over to Malachi for protection and training. Will Marion fall for her blue-eyed angel or remember her undying love for Jacob?

The end of the world rests on the shoulders of the angel hybrid but choosing between the two great loves of her life is the hardest decision she will ever have to face. Only the right choice leads to salvation.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,690 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#37 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Angels

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http://www.amazon.com/Seventh-Sister-Parched-Vampire-Romance-ebook/dp/B005GMUU8O
The Seventh Sister (Parched Series, A Vampire Romance, #2) [Kindle Edition]
Z.L. Arkadie (Author)
3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
168 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 9, 2013
A girl must choose between two supernatural creatures while discovering who and what she truly is.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,530 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Series

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http://www.amazon.com/Paladin-Vampire-Ian-Oliver-Jones-ebook/dp/B00HEUAYYG
The Paladin Vampire [Kindle Edition]
Ian Oliver-Jones (Author)
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296 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 28, 2013
Adulphus Du Brasi awakes in confusion, his memory is nebulous and he has no idea who, or what he is. Later, he starts to remember his past, the Vampire queen Valasca who turned him and his Templar missions are recalled.

His hunger burns within like he has swallowed red hot coals, he feeds with frenzy at first but as the hunger subsides he becomes more selective.

The Templar treasure he escaped the purge with, aids his passage. He has a vast fortune in gold at his disposal.

Love finds him again in the form of Catherine, a beautiful young detective that has been assigned to catch the vicious serial killer. They both seek a cure for his condition with disastrous consequences.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,251 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Drama & Plays > Classical & Early
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Anthologies & Literature Collections > Drama & Plays

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http://www.amazon.com/Dream-SouthBound-Tales-Vincent-Breit-ebook/dp/B00HJIBKLO
Dream Girl (SouthBound Tales) [Kindle Edition]
Vincent Breit (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
62 pages
Dream Girl: Chuck has the sex of his dreams, from the girl of his nightmares.

 

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The Neighbor 1-3 [Box Set] [Kindle Edition]
Abby Weeks (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
87 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 12, 2013
Get the first three installments in this delicious, delectable series now!
This series is sizzling hot and is intended for a mature audience.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,204 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > New Adult & College
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#36 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

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The Seduction Of Claudia [Kindle Edition]
Antoinette Chauvet (Author)
3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
213 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 22, 2013
What happens when ‘no strings’ becomes something else?

“Andrew Conal could have any woman that he wanted. He was sexy, confident and commanding. And he wanted me.

Our attraction and desire for each other was unmistakable. Beyond our control. But as much as I longed to be his, I feared the dark truths about my past would come back to haunt me.

Submitting to Andrew meant I had to bare the secrets that I had kept hidden for years. Secrets that could tear us apart forever.”

THE SEDUCTION OF CLAUDIA is an irresistible, erotic and emotionally charged romance novel of approximately 40,000 words. Contains scenes of an explicit sexual nature
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,145 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Angels in my eyes [Kindle Edition]
Božica Justament (Author)
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24 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 26, 2013
This book has been written about my life, about my travels into the light, about the struggle for my life, the encounter with the angel and the healing of the sick people. It is my desire that this short story should be read by all the ill people, especially those who are gravely ill and fighting for their lives. Let my struggle becomes their encouragement to survive when they find themselves in the most difficult situations and to believe in their own victory. Such positive
thinking can trigger many mechanisms in the body that leads to healing. Let my thoughts and my healing energy contribute to your recovery, and possibly to achievement of your own living miracle.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,842 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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My Mystical Past Life [Kindle Edition]
Venu Murthy M. K. (Author), Divakar B. R (Preface)
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144 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 25, 2013
This is a highly readable personal journal of how destiny mystically designs circumstances, from planting a seed of Near Death Experience, Reincarnation and such, then nurturing these ideas with the conviction of personal experience and finally integrating it all under the expert guidance of Dr. Brian Weiss.

Below are few words from an eminent author and publisher introducing this book:-

The book starts in a very dramatic way and from the very first sentence draws you immediately to the series of events those are going to unfold. As you read along the book, the kindness of an American African touches your heart. Dr. Brian Weiss comes in front of you alive. You yourself really start hearing Dr. Weiss speak. There is a touch of humour also in the narrative to enliven you and lot of wisdom pours in. You will surely love this book. Well, here is the book itself in your hand. Go ahead and experience it for yourself.

I always felt within my heart, the mystical side of Venu’s personality. He is one of the rare individuals, who love to read great books and absorb the noble ideas and ideals contained in them. He is truthful, sincere to the core in his quest for God and has passed through amazing range of experiences in his life which makes him a very good channel of goodness
and compassion through past life therapy.

I have not found many persons with such pure, altruistic motives that Mr. Venu Murthy carries in his heart. The book has been dedicated at the holy feet of the all pervading eternal master of the universe. I bow down to that Guru and offer my salutations to that eternal master along with Venu Murthy.  This narrative is written with noblest of the motives. It is highly readable and as you read along, you won’t feel you are reading a book, you will be travelling and experiencing everything that happens along with the author!!!!!  And it will be a harbinger of a change in many people’s lives. May the blessings of God be showered on all those who read it and on all those who come in contact with Venu Murthy is my
earnest prayer to God and Guru Deva.

– Divakar B.R.

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Strange that things which are mystical happen even, in the lives of Software Engineers! While the former is for the highly developed right brain, the latter demands an exploding amount of left brain activity!

Venu Murthy wonders on how mystical his journey has been—from being a techie who bangs his head on computers, to being a Past Life Regression Therapist, systematically trained by the master on this subject Dr. Brian Weiss M.D, the ever compassionate Masters and his year old cute little daughter!
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,624 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I won works by Daizie Draper and J. Gordon Smith!

I am one of those people who enter many contests during their lives but rarely win anything. On December 25 and then on December 26th, I got the ultimate experience of winning two contests. I will be reading all material and submitting reviews to appropriate places as well as blogging about them.

These made my Christmas brighter. For some reason this year, it didn’t feel like Christmas. It felt empty and I’m not the only one who felt it. We got great things, gave greater things, enjoyed each other’s presence, prayed over our departed loved ones and wanted for nothing. Except I knew of people in pain in this world and my Grandma is in pain from something we can’t figure out and I hate it. I hate the fact that I can’t help her, that I can’t remove her pain or soothe her at all.  My Christmas spirit was overwhelmed with frustration.  I’m blessed to have all that I have in my life and I am so very thankful, I just wish I could heal her and others.  I’m not asking to be God, I don’t want that responsibility but I do want to help my Grandma who deserves it. 

12/25/13 I won works by J. Gordon Smith: Vampires of Livix, Crushing (The Southern California Wine Country Series and Cabernet Zin (The Southern California Wine Country Series)

The first title is available on Amazon for $4.99 or you can borrow it from Amazon’s library free for Amazon Prime members.

1onenight

http://www.amazon.com/One-Night-Burns-Vampires-Livix-ebook/dp/B009JQFRNG

The second title is available on Amazon for $4.99 or free for Amazon Prime members.

1crushing

http://www.amazon.com/Crushing-Southern-California-Wine-Country-ebook/dp/B00FW6ERLK

The third title is available on Amazon for free right now!

1cabbie

http://www.amazon.com/Cabernet-Southern-California-Wine-Country-ebook/dp/B00DS86BD6

Thank you for the books you sent, I will read them all. I looked on Amazon and saw the following titles by J. Gordon Smith are free right now. Click on the link below the image. Clicking on the image brings you to the image. I make no profit from your clicking.

1thenightdiscovered

http://www.amazon.com/Night-Discovered-Vampires-Livix-ebook/dp/B009JQLBMW

1FRANKA

http://www.amazon.com/FRANKA-Vampires-Livix-Gordon-Smith-ebook/dp/B00H7KBIDY

1diamond

http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Coronal-Gemstone-Sorcery-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B004VT3K58

1doubletrouble

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Trouble-Livix-Vampires-Extended-ebook/dp/B00AQNWKN6

1sharpperil

http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Gemstone-Swords-Sorcery-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00BV8IRP0

1zombie

http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-Tattoo-aZure-Tribe-Apocalypse-ebook/dp/B00BVRQL86

 

 AND

On 12/26/13 I was among a handful of people to win a set of a 5 novella Collection, Sorority Pledge Saga 1-5 by author Daizie Draper.

Here is what the email said, along with asking what format I preferred.

“Hi. Congratulations! You won a copy of my 5-novella Collections, Sorority Pledge Saga 1-5. It is the first five books in a steamy romance that follows the journey of college students, Addison and Logan, who immerse themselves in BDSM and sexual experimentation for the first time.”

Thank you for this great set of books.  I will be reviewing this Saga after reading them. The set is available from Amazon for $2.99 at the time of this post. Colleen

1sorority

http://www.amazon.com/Sorority-Pledge-Collection-Steamy-Books-ebook/dp/B00GU6MG00