Halloween Reading Recommendations for 2020!

2020 has been scary enough with everything going on. A global pandemic, murder hornets, near-misses by asteroids, natural disasters and doomscrolling the internet for bad news to see what catastrophe might happen next. You name it, 2020 has had plenty of events that qualify. Instead of focusing on how apocalyptic it all feels, how about […]

Halloween Reading Recommendations for 2020!

Ruby just wants to help…

Ruby is live!

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The eleventh book of The Night Portals Series is live.

Ruby is a social worker who stands at 6 foot 5 and speaks with the most pleasant soft voice you have ever heard. Everyone is mesmerized by her, except Victor, her old friend. He isn’t buying it.

I’m proud of this installment to the Night Portals series because it is the longest short story yet. It comes in at a whopping 9000 words and is perfectly timed for this spooky month. I hope you enjoy it, my friend.

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5 Fiction Books About Witches

5 fiction books about witches.

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Witches. The word means a lot of things to a great many people. You may think of The Wizard of Oz or Hansel and Gretel. Maybe you think about how innocent woman in the past were killed simply for being different.

Whatever the title conjures up in you it’s safe to say that most of us are interested in a story about a witch. It doesn’t matter if they are good bad or in between we like hearing about them.

Here are five stories I recommend.

Hex, by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, is a book I’ve shared before. It is a story with a little bit of a twist on the classic witches hex.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare , is the classic case…

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Free Book and severely discounted one

Free book and severely discounted one.

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Just a quick blog post today to let you know one of my titles is free for today and one is four bucks off.

Aidais a story about love, loss, and the nature of or minds and how they interpret reality. It is free today and you can get itHERE

The Poolis a psychological fantasy set in a hellscape disguised as a small American town. You can get it for 99 cents (4 bucks off) today get itHERE

Happy Reading!

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My grandparent’s house

My grand parents house.

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I remember someone saying once, an author I think, that you always go back to a certain place in your writing. A moment in time or a building in my case. That building is my grandparent’s house.

A house I remember vividly over any other. Mainly because it was a haunted house.

You don’t believe me? It had all the requirements.:

  1. It was very old. It was one of those Minneapolis houses that the city had built itself around it. The house absorbed all that history. The good and the bad.
  2. Someone had shed their mortal coil in the confines of the house. This was a juicy tidbit that I and my sisters used in many late-night ghost story scaring sessions.
  3. It had a basement complete with dirt floors and only a single bulb. This was the room where the “fudgesicles” and orange soda were, of course. If you got…

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It has been a long ten years with this book.

Together We Cross the River

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I started writing Together We Cross the River in the summer of 2010. I lived in San Diego at the time and my life was very different than it is today. Today it’s better, but I did have more time to write back then.

My father had died about 2 years before and all the memories of him and who he was came flooding back. The father Jeff meets in the afterlife is based loosely on my dad.

This story came in a rush and I wrote most of it very quickly but I always felt like it was missing something. Finally, something clicked a few months back and here we are. It was the book that basically showed me I could be an author.

This book is something I’m very proud of and I’m so glad to present it to you. Together We Cross the River is live on…

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Sample from, We Are Mist, a Night Portals Short Story

Sample from my latest, We are Mist.

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Sample from my latest, We Are Mist, live on Amazon.

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“Macy girl, did I ever tell you about the time I wiped out a whole cornfield with an Indian motorcycle?” Pops said.

She’d heard the story probably a hundred times. Always told with different variations. Sometimes there had been oil on the road. Sometimes Pops had been chased by a motorcycle gang called the Lords of Darkness. Once Pops had even told her that the motorcycle had been so hot, it made popcorn. This particular one Macy had loved the most because it was the wildest one, and it was the one he told the loudest. Pops would act out the slide of his crash and then pretend he was the corn popping under the heat of the motorcycle. He’d fling his arms all over the place and jump up and down until Macy would laugh so hard no…

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5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 Indie Authors you should be reading

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So it is day something the fortyteenth of quarantine. Have you read any good books yet?

If you have or if you haven’t, it might be time to get into one. Find a new favorite author. I got five more for your reading pleasure.

These authors are not in order of badassery. I simply numbered them because my post is always 5 and I’m keeping with tradition. I hope you find one you like. Here’s five more indie authors you should be reading.

Happy Reading My Friend!

5) Benjamin Smith

My book pick: Atlas

4) Ron Starke

My Book Pick: Slab Steele and the Venusian Exchange

3) Anna Rose

My Book Pick: Luci: Rhoades to Hell

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5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 more indie author’s you should be reading.

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**DISCLAIMER** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a small commission from them.

I hope this post finds you as well as you can be at this time.

One of the things that helped me through hard times was reading. Reading provided a cheap way to escape when things were not going great in my reality. I would say that you feel the same way.

So, I asked some of my friends if they had any free or lower-priced books that they could let me put up on my blog. And guess what? It was an overwhelming response that left me speechless and humbled.

So in the next few days, maybe even weeks, I’ll be sharing five authors and their books.

Here’s my first five. Stay safe and healthy my friend. Happy Reading!

5) DaKiara

My book pick: Falling in love with Poetry

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