Malone here. Yeah, I’m a fictional cat. What’s it to ya? Have you checked out my latest story yet? No? Well, get yer credit card and head over to Lulu for the best quality version of Blackbirds Third Flight available. Go ahead. I’ll wait while you order. Then come back here and learn a little more about me.
If you haven’t met me yet, you can catch my first story at these fine retailers: Lulu (Blackbirds Second Flight), Amazon (as the bonus story with Glaring Upheaval) (Kindle only), Amazon (Blackbirds Second Flight) and BarnesandNoble.com (Blackbirds Second Flight).
I got dames waitin’ for me, but, hey, go check out my latest adventure dealing with an invader in our house.
Passing along an email from Holly Lisle, because I know a lot of you might want to read this book. This trilogy is well worth the investment to read — ebook, physical book, however you find it. Give it a read. This offer good until January 18. Holly’s email follows in it’s entirety:
Much to my surprise, I received an email from the promotions guy at HarperCollins a few days ago, letting me know that Memory of Fire, the first novel in my World Gates trilogy, was going to be on sale for 99¢ for a limited time.
He asked me if I wanted to do anything to promote it.
And I do. I loved that book.
Frankly, I loved the whole series. Set in small-town North Carolina, where I lived from the time I was nineteen until I was thirty-five, Memory of Fire let me tell a tale of secret heroes in a small Southern town, the magic on the other side of a mirror, a family struggling to save each other from destruction, and a growing threat to the existence of not just our universe, but all of them.
If that sounds like your kind of magic, pick up your 99¢ copy here today:
If you like Memory of Fire, just reply to this email to let me know.
If you love it, forward this email to a reader friend or three.
It’s a long shot, but enough interest from readers (“interest,” as defined by publishers, ONLY means sales) could stir up HarperCollins to ask for more books in the World Gates universe.
If that happened, I would be VERY interested in picking up where I left off.
The sale ends January 18th. That might be enough time to make magic happen.
P.S. The other two books in the series are Gods Old and Dark:
And The Wreck of Heaven:
I’m looking for a fresh start for my web presence. For a long time, I reserved several domain names, tried to blog in different areas for different interests, but I’ve been feeling drawn to consolidating my interests in one area. It’s not quite as bad as you may think. I have two focus areas — Creative Expression (Journal, Reading, Writing) and True Health (Cats, Mater Key Experience, and Essential Oils). I wanted a place I could share the opportunity for my friends and readers (many times they are the same) to participate in enhancing their own health as well. Now, I can do that, and you can reap the benefits.
I haven’t decided upon the journaling schedule yet, but many of your old favorites will reappear. Cats, property, travel, technology, a random recommendation, and my husband’s beloved 1946 Mercurys will make periodic appearances. I’ve imported many posts from both Rantings and Ravings of An Insane Writer and Philosophical Meanderings, so if you have old favorites, they’ll likely be here.
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No, we don’t have new kitties. We had lunch with their minions, Karen Rose Smith and her handsome husband yesterday. Sunnybud is their stray/feral — more stray than feral, who visits regularly for petting and Fancy Feast. Karen regularly posts about his antics on Facebook. Their indoor kitties, London, Zoie, and Halo and Paddy are equally captivating. Halo adopted them about a year and a half ago when she was in a family way. Paddy is one of her kittens. Zoie adopted them about a year before Halo. London came to them several years before that.
Karen is an author. To keep up with her kitty antics, Like her Facebook Author Page. She writes romances, women’s fiction, and cozy mysteries. I’m most familiar with her Caprice DeLuca cozy mystery series. Go to her website to find the latest news on each of her series.
I’m so thankful Karen and I were able to meet this year. Schedules didn’t permit last year. We’ve conversed regularly on Facebook, especially about cats. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her fiction, too. So, help her feed her kitties and check out her books. Or just check out her books. The kitties aren’t in danger of starving, but I think you’ll find something you would enjoy reading.
About a month ago, I was reading a list of recommended apps and noticed one called Last Time. I read about it, but I already use several tracking apps. Wouldn’t this be a duplicate of something I already have? I wasn’t sure. As time passed, I began to wonder. Nothing … Continue reading →
My friend Valerie Comer and her co-author wrote a wonderful collaboration titled Snowflake Tiara. It’s advertised as a 2-in1 Christmas collection. The two stories are wonderfully linked, one a historical inspirational romance and the other a contemporary inspirational romance. Yes, I know it’s after Christmas, but if you haven’t discovered … Continue reading →
Did you miss out on How To Think Sideways or How To Revise Your Novel when sign-ups were open? Weren’t ready to take either class when it was offered? You have another chance for either class. Holly has opened both, and there’s no waiting. Sign up and begin your class … Continue reading →