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Any book sniffers in the house? Paperbacks are in!

 

 

imagePssst! Want to know a secret? Dragons Don’t Eat Meat releases on August 15th, but the paperback is already available! Here's what one reviewer had to say:

 

“Dragons Don’t Eat Meat is truly a magical romp through a fantastical world that is the earth of the future...I am invested in these characters and that is the greatest praise I can give any author.” Reviewed by Grant Leishman, Readers’ Favorite.

 

Click here to get the paperback now!

 

 

 

 

 

Hidden Coven only 99¢!

imageAnd more exciting news! The entire 5-book series of Hidden Coven is available for a short time at only $0.99! Here's a snippet from Trigger Magic, Book 3. Bobbi and Quinn have just gone on a scavenger hunt sparked by an old rhyme her mother taught her. Expecting to find a grimoire, they instead uncover a mysterious package hidden in a cave.

 

Bobbi unfolded the cloth wrapping to reveal a small silver statue of a horse with a sharp horn protruding from its brow. It should have been whimsical, except a rusty brown substance covered the horn. 

 

“That’s blood,” Quinn said. “If your mother left it for you, it’s probably keyed to you.” 

 

“It’s always about the blood, isn’t it?” She sighed, then looked to Quinn for approval. When he nodded, she stuck her finger with the horn. 

 

There are moments in time that seem to hold more weight than others, moments when forces converge, the gods look up from their great game of chess, and the universe holds its breath. This was one of those moments. 

 

Then the universe exhaled and all hell broke loose. 

 

The silver horse exploded in a ball of light leaving a huge leather-bound book in Bobbi’s hands. 

 

A creature shot into the clearing, its thin body topped by a bulbous head with enormous black eyes. Leathery wings spread from its back, waving frantically. 

 

“Divine lady! Run now! Take your treasure, most holy one, and go! Go! Go! Before the dark one comes!” 

 

A spear of lightning exploded against the cliff.

 

The creature shrieked and disappeared into the trees, trailing a long sinewy tail.

 

Another bolt hit the wall, and a woman stepped from the trees. Quinn pulled Bobbi behind him and threw up a ward.

 

“Hidden Coven is the best boxed set I’ve ever read.” ~Readers’ Favorite. 

 

Click here to get Hidden Coven, The Complete Series for only $0.99!

 

 


 

Magic in My Neighborhood

I’m good at talking about books, but not so good at talking about me. Sigh. That’s because I’m pretty boring. Which is maybe why I write such action-packed stories. Writing is a diversion, just like reading. 

 

But I would like to share a little bit about my home. I live in Ontario, Canada about an hour north of Toronto. We had snow on May 8th this year. Two weeks later the temperature soared to 32℃ (that’s 90℉). And today it feels like winter again. The weather here is as temperamental as a our geese (if you’ve never come up against an angry Canada Goose…well, that’s a story for another day). 

 

Regardless, I try to walk everyday. There is a little patch of woods near my house where the trilliums bloom every May and it’s like walking through a fairy land.

 

 

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Trilliums are the provincial flower of Ontario. If you pick the blooms, the plant dies. Every child is taught not to pick them, and so they have this sort of ethereal and mystical aura about them. There’s a sign up on my block that says: Trilliums are in bloom! Walk 5 minutes that way. And people come to see the precious pink and white flowers from all over. They are fleeting, fragile and inspiring. Walking through them, I can’t help but believe there is magic in our world too. I hope you can find it in your neighborhood.

 

On that note, I’d like to invite you to join Magic, Mystery and Monsters, a Facebook group for discussion about all things fantastical. Read excerpts from many different authors and just have some general fun.

 

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Free Books, Cheap Books, and More Books!

This week I have several terrific book fairs for you. Discover some new authors and fill your e-reader with enough books to get though the summer. Or if you're a book sniffer and want to hold a real book in your hands, there's even a paperback book sale for you. Enjoy!

 

Paranormal & Fantasy Romance on Kindle, Kobo, Nook and more

 

Free Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Book Fair

 

Paranormal Romance Give-away. All books free!

 

The Magic of Summer. Free Magic Reads

 

For Paperback Lovers: Books in print sale

Pre-order Dragons Don't Eat Meat

Book 1 of the Valkyrie Bestiary series will be launching August 15th, 2020. Pre-orders are now available for only $3.99. The price will go up after launch, so be sure to pre-order yours now! 

Want to see the full paperback cover? Click HERE. It's worth it, trust me. The cover artist, Pamela Francescut did an amazing job. 

Be sure to sign up for the WrongTree Press Readers Group to get new about the release, including when the paperback will be ready and news about a free prequel coming soon for subscribers only!

PRE-ORDER DRAGONS DON'T EAT MEAT HERE.

SIGN UP FOR THE WRONGTREE PRESS READERS GROUP HERE.

Free Books, No Fools

April fools day has been cancelled this year because nothing we could make up could be crazier than the real world right now. So this is no joke: I've got 2 new book fairs for you.

There are some great books in here at amazing prices. I'm already filling up my TBR list. Look for Hidden Coven, The Complete Series for only $2.99!

This book fair features FREE fantasy reads of all kinds. Look for Inborn Magic, the first book in the Hidden Coven Series, a powerful tale of a young witch with dark power and a deadly secret.

 

Psst. Title Reveal...

I just hit "The End" on the rough draft of my next book. It feels so good that this first book in the new Valkyrie Bestiary series officially has a title. 

Drum roll please.....Here it is:

Dragons Don't Eat Meat

In the next few months, I'll polish it up you'll be able to follow the series' progress here: Valkyrie Bestiary.

In the mean time, here is a little tease from the rough draft.

This new series takes place in a post-apocalyptic Montreal, a world where city-states are the only havens in a landscape that has been ravaged by magical wars. Our hero, Kyra Greene, runs her own business, wrangling fae pests. But an exterminator with a soft heart finds herself the caretaker of a whole menagerie of exotic critters.

In this scene, Kyra has just fought and wounded a poacher she found trying to trap a thunder of dragons. One little blue dragon keeps getting in her way.

I raised my sword for the killing blow.

And the clumsy blue dragon bumped into me again.

“Quit it!” I said turning my attention away from the unconscious poacher.

The dragon sat back on his haunches and watched me. His stubby wings flared open and closed like bellows breathing air into his lungs. He stood no taller than my hip, with dark blue scales on his limbs grading to lighter blue on his pear-shaped belly. He had the big, copper eyes of an anime character and a blunt snout, speckled with silver freckles. A soft fluff of blue feathers crested his head.

He was ridiculously cute.

“This is your fault.” I pointed my sword at the poacher. The little dragon wagged his tail.


 

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Fall in Love with a New Series!

Inborn Magic, Book 1 of the Hidden Coven Series is now free at your favorite retailer!