Free: The Witches of Dark Root

The Witches of Dark Root

My name is Maggie Maddock, and I’m a wilder—a natural born witch who cannot control her powers. A dirty word, in our community; hardly better than a warlock.

My sisters and I were trained in the old ways of magick by my coven-leading mother, my Aunt Dora, and various members of The Council. With Dark Root’s steady supply of magick, and our talents, we were deemed the generation destined to save the world.

But there was a rift in the Council, between those wanting to follow a darker path, and those committed to the light. When The Council fell apart, Mother stopped caring, and the town, and it’s magick, began to die.

One by one, we moved away, leaving the ghosts of our childhoods behind, and forging new identities for ourselves.

Now, 7 years later, I’ve been called home: Back to my overbearing mother, who has succumbed to her delusions; back to my sisters and our childhood rivalries; back to the boy who carved our initials into a tree; and back to the demon that tormented me since childhood.

But there is even more waiting for us in Dark Root—secrets Mother and The Council went to great lengths to keep hidden.

Secrets that change everything. Free on Kindle.
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Free: Bliss and Imaginarium

Edward, with his canary Clemintine, is fired by the Rapture Factory for attacking their oppressive calgorithm. Edward joins the resistance and is sent on a mission while hoping to meet his estranged son. His skills at virtual street racing are helpful but the calgorithm is no longer his only enemy and while Edward tries to distinguish friend from foe he his blind to his second son watching from the shadows. Free on Kindle.
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Preventing Her Shutdown

Preventing Her Shutdown

An inside look of an ordinary “John Doe” caregiver, husband, sharing my experiences living and caring for my wife with Alzheimer’s. We have been married 43 years and I am trying to not let go and avoid her shutdown. Writing a diary about the events of the day and expressing my deepest feelings on paper not only helped me alleviate my emotional pain but helped me sort out how I was going to act differently the next day. Keeping up my diary helped me make new decisions on how I was going to react to her continuous behavioral changes. Soon this diary turned into this book. Hopefully, others living this same reality can benefit from my shared experiences.

Many times I wonder what she is thinking or what her feelings are because now she doesn’t speak at all. I only have her facial expressions or sounds. Is she happy? Is she sad? Sometimes I see a sad or “lost” face. When I see a straight face I try to provoke a smile or laughter just to be sure she is not sad. Does she know she is not well? Does she know how she was before? Does she remember her past? What I do to help her restore her past.

Does my wife know she is not well? Does she know how she was before she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Does she remember her past? Then I realized “what about us”, our 43 years of marriage, does she remember that past? She recognizes me but how far back? Did our marriage begin in 1979 or 2017 when she was diagnosed? I wasn’t sure where I was in her memory, her friend or her husband. I am still not sure how she sees me.

The real scary moment for me is when she wakes up in the morning and I greet her, she stares at me as if she doesn’t recognize me. There is a gaze and no “connection”. Now I am desperate. I ask her “do you want a big kiss or small one” and she sometimes gestures a small one. If no answer I just kiss her anyway and she responds with a smile, now I am “connecting”. I pray that gaze of no recognition in the “wakeup” never lasts forever. “Please God, don’t let her go into Neverland.”

How do I connect with my wife and get her to connect with me? This is always a constant desperation on my part especially because she doesn’t speak. I am always afraid she will stop connecting with me, especially when I get that “blank look”, that “daze into no man’s land.” When this happens I never show my “ real panic” and always act as if everything is normal. Is she losing it? Described in Preventing Her Shutdown is how I learned to “connect” with her when I get that “blank look”, understand what she is thinking and what her feelings are, even though she is silent. More importantly, detailed is how she has learned to reach out and connect with me to communicate.

My experiences and actions in real time “racing against the Alzheimer’s clock” to keep her communicating and interacting every day, even though she no longer speaks, and my very personal unloaded emotions never confided to anyone, are detailed in my never-ending battle to prevent her shutdown.
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Free: The Duke Claims his Fiery Bride

The Duke Claims his Fiery Bride

Lady Madeline Thornton longs for freedom.
Dorian Heptinstall, Duke of Holden, needs to find a permanent solution to his dire financial situation.
When a passionate kiss ruins her, only a marriage of convenience with the worst of rakes can save her. Free on Kindle.
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Free: The Cannabis Preacher: Sermon One: A financial thriller about building and losing the biggest Cannabis Manufacturer in the country

The Cannabis Preacher: Sermon One: A financial thriller about building and losing the biggest Cannabis Manufacturer in the country

Connor Beauregard is always looking for ways to make money. Despite his many failed business ventures, he is determined to succeed when a unique opportunity to become a legal drug dealer comes his way. With the charisma of an evangelical preacher and an ego larger than God, Connor knows that nothing will stop him from achieving his goals. As he delves deeper into the business, he faces ever-growing challenges and finds himself taking more and more risks – with the potential for great rewards. Yet he is stymied by his business partners, including the affable Rafael and the mysterious man known only as AI. This fast-paced financial thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. Will Connor succeed and become the biggest name in the cannabis industry? Or will the risks that he takes ultimately prove to be his undoing? Free on Kindle.
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Free: The Hope We Vow (Vows for Life Book 3)

The Hope We Vow (Vows for Life Book 3)

The final book in the best-selling Catholic women’s fiction series, Vows for Life! Musician Sadie Rosati has a secret she’s never shared with anyone she’s dated, but now that things are getting serious with her boyfriend, she knows she has to open up before they get engaged. When his reaction confirms her worst fears, she begins a quest to find out what God really wants for her life. Inspired by her niece with Down syndrome, Sadie returns to her once-abandoned Catholic faith to guide her, and she prays for guidance as she explores the possibility of becoming a nun. Should she give up her hope for family life? And does she have to surrender her dreams of teaching and playing music to serve God? Or will he guide her to a place where all her desires are fulfilled? Free on Kindle.
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Taming Fear in the Age of Covid

Taming Fear in the Age of Covid

Anxiety levels have surged since the arrival of Covid-19. At least one in three of us suffer some form of anxiety disorder. We are too easily scared and worried. But all hope is not lost.

Here is a new and innovative approach to overcoming anxiety and day-to-day fears and stresses.
Ultimately, our brain only needs two things for fears to be resolved, a plan or acceptance.
We all have the power to create and live calmer, more fulfilling, lives.
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City of Liars

City of Liars

When the Inquisition holds its first public execution in Barcelona, it draws a Catholic heiress and a Jewish navigator into a secret alliance to smuggle would-be targets to safety by sea. As the rescue mission unfolds, a forbidden love blooms between them. Will their heart-stopping escape plan outfox the vicious regime, or will it cost their lives? $0.99 on Kindle.
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Now & Then: A Parker City Mystery

In 1981, Parker City is rocked by a series of unthinkable murders like it has never seen before. Under great pressure from the powers-that-be, it is made clear to newly minted police detectives Ben Winters and Tommy Mason that their first case could also be their last if they don’t catch the killer.

Decades later, the Spring Strangler case comes back to haunt Ben and Tommy as they are both nearing retirement after long distinguished careers. Did they get it wrong all those years ago? Has the killer been on the loose all this time? Find out in the first book in the Parker City Mysteries Series! A Finalist for the 2022 Silver Falchion Award for Best Investigator. www.parkercitymysteries.com
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Free: Hopeful Realism: A Climate Manifesto

Hopeful Realism: A Climate Manifesto

Despite making “green” promises and setting abstract future targets, all major institutions operationally ignore the climate crisis, even as some admit there is a problem. The purpose of this Climate Manifesto is to point out why these far-reaching changes in our environment now require us to take drastic steps, not just as individuals but also as whole societies. Free on Kindle.
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Seeing Eye Girl

Seeing Eye Girl

As the “Seeing Eye Girl” for her blind, artistic, and mentally ill mother, Beverly Armento was intimately connected with and responsible for her, even though her mother physically and emotionally abused her. She was Strong Beverly at school—excellent in academics and mentored by caring teachers—but at home she was Weak Beverly, cowed by her mother’s rage and delusions.
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Soldiers of Freedom

Soldiers of Freedom

SOLDIERS OF FREEDOM is the true story of the 1944-1945 War in Western Europe and the final Allied struggle to conquer Nazi Germany. The story is told through the eyes of William McBurney, a tank gunner in the 761st Tank Battalion, the first African-American tank unit in U.S. history. $0.99 on Kindle.
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A Century of Iron and Gold (Series Collection: Books One, Two, and Three)

A Century of Iron and Gold (Series Collection: Books One, Two, and Three)

Tolkien meets Tolstoy in the new, epic fantasy series A CENTURY OF IRON AND GOLD. Dwarven lore, meadhall feasts, political intrigue, and grand battles await you in the lands of Yronwoden. This massive three-book series collection features 800+ pages of literary, epic fantasy. $0.99 on Kindle.
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Free: Savage Dominion

Savage Dominion

Maulkin didn’t know dying would mean a new eternity of dungeon delving, monster slaying, and glory hunting. If he had, he wouldn’t have been so worried about kicking the bucket on a date gone even more wrong than usual.

Reborn in the wild world of Amaranth, Maulkin finds himself in a hulking demi-human body with a sword of a size to match. Marked as an Eternal, a fledging immortal of boundless potential, Maulkin soon discovers he’s been given a mission by the elder pantheon of this new realm:

Grow stronger. Ascend to godhood. Spread chaos in their name.

Oh and fend off that inbound apocalypse, if he can find the time.

Who wants an easy afterlife anyway?
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The Winding (Time Corrector Series Book 1)

The Winding (Time Corrector Series Book 1)

At the age of eight, Vincent loses his closest friend, Akane, to a time turbulence-a random rift in space and time. Thirty-two years later, she comes back in the form of a post-doc to work with Vince. Everything changes after that as Vincent discovers that Emika is split between what she wants and what Akane wants from her.

“An engaging SF tale whose cause-effect plotline takes a licking and keeps on ticking.”—Kirkus Reviews
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Steeped in Murder

Steeped in MurderTea, tarot, and trouble.

Abigail’s dream of owning a tearoom in her California beach town is about to come true. She’s got the lease, the start-up funds, and the recipes. But she’s out of a tearoom and into hot water when her realtor turns out to be a conman… and then turns up dead.

But not even death puts an end to the conman’s mischief. He rented the same space to a tarot reader, Hyperion. Convinced his tarot room is in the cards, he’s not letting go of the building without a fight.

But the two must work together, steeping themselves in the murky waters of the sham realtor’s double dealings, in order to unearth the truth – before murder boils over again.

Steeped in Murder is the first book in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Buy the book to start this hilarious caper today.
Tearoom recipes in the back of the book! $0.99 on Kindle
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Grumpy Silver Fox

 

 

I’m stuck in a tent with a grumpy billionaire hunk and before it’s all over, fear turns into ecstasy…
Suddenly, the storm of the century threw us together – literally in his tent.
The rising heat between us kept us warm while we were trapped for days.
This Silver Fox became my protector AND a toe-curling mind-boggling surprise.
I’ve fallen hard for him and I don’t want our time together to end.
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Help Me, I’m Here: Poems to Myself

Help Me, I'm Here: Poems to Myself

If you enjoyed the darkness of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry as a teenager, but fell in love with the healing of Nikita Gil as an adult, then Help Me, I’m Here: Poems to Myself is for you. Part lonely and raw childhood poems and part ultimate self-love that blooms because of growing up and surviving, this collection is the conversation that people are too afraid to have with themselves.

“Anastasia Helena Fenald captures meeting your inner teen angst with empathy and radical self-love. Help Me, I’m Here is a moving collection of poems that will hold your heart in a warm and validating embrace.”

-Oombi Solis Flores, author of (Be)longing from World Stage Press

Help Me, I’m Here: Poems to Myself is both a gloriously heartwarming, but also a painfully heartbreaking collection of personal call and response poems between Anastasia Helena Fenald’s adolescent and adulthood selves. Her poems, or trios, focus on three separate voices: childhood, adulthood, and the sum total of who she is now. Witness the growth of her poetry written between the ages of 11 to 30, but also relish in the candid conversations of acknowledging and accepting the darkness that haunts us as we mature from child to adult. $4.99 on Kindle.
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