Happy Wednesday, fellow reading addicts!

We’re halfway through the month. Next week is going to be a short, or long, week depending on how you look at it. It will be a busy week for me. My health is starting to return to normal – sort of – but I have a lot of follow up doctor visits in the next two weeks and a lot of things to get done before the new year gets here.

Do you have all of your Christmas shopping done? I don’t have a lot to do and most of it is done already. I didn’t put up a Christmas tree this year because of the two kittens who would absolutely destroy it. At this point, I doubt I’ll get any decorations up. I’m currently battening down for a line of severe winds followed by severe storms tomorrow afternoon. They canceled school for the kiddos because of the high winds and storms arriving right as school lets out. I mean 75mph wind gusts and sustained winds of 35 – 45 mph is nothing to laugh at. Here’s hoping it’s not as bad as they say it could get.​​

Next week will be another one of our special weeks with a week of free books being given away. Be sure to keep an eye out for that email next week!​

This week is full of boxed sets, free books and new releases. Check them out below! Note: One of the books isn’t discounted but it is in Kindle Unlimited and its the last in a trilogy.​​​

Enjoy and happy reading!

This Week’s Special Deals

The Heinous Crimes of Sara Slick Boxed Set

The Heinous Crimes of Sara Slick is now completed and YOU can get it all in one giant boxed set now!

I was innocent, and they called me a monster.

Maybe a monster is exactly what the earth needs.

Escape the Deep:

My name is Sara Slick, and I was an average teenager. I worked hard. Followed the rules. Took care of my family. But normal dissolved the night that the hidden world of The Far showed up to accuse my dad of heinous crimes against the magical community.

To protect the ones I loved, I took the blame and the sentence of ten lifetimes in The Deep.

No human had ever been sent to this paranormal prison.

They didn’t think I’d last the night.

They couldn’t have been more wrong.

I survived by becoming the kind of human the magical world feared. Now, a decade later, I need to escape from hell before the home I sacrificed everything for meets its end at the hands of a maniacal, master wizard and his army of fanatics.

What’s one army against the heinous Sara Slick?

Kill The Wild:

A dead body. A strange cult. A terrified people.

Sounds like the perfect place for the Heinous Sara Slick.

OK, so I escaped from magical prison, saved my home town, made some friends, and managed not to die in the process. Not too bad for the Heinous Sara Slick.

But now what?

Hobbes, mastermind of all things evil, has gone into hiding, and all my leads have dried up. With the Philosopher’s Guild hot on my tail, the smart choice would be to lay low, bide my time, and take things easy.

Or, I could investigate a brutal murder deep in the woods of rural Apalachia.

Dead bodies keep turning up outside a small secluded community. And these bodies look weird. Like, giving-off-major-Farsider-vibes weird.

So, of course Ally and I are going to investigate. Who doesn’t love a road trip? The trick is solving these murders before getting my friend killed in the process. I can deal with Farsiders, but sometimes there are worse things than monsters living in the wild.

Fight The Peace:

International intrigue. Deadly assassins. Tacos!

Just an average day for the Heinous Sara Slick.

When a daring rescue uncovers new intel into the Harbingers’ next plan, we do what we do best: rush in fists raised to stop the bad guys.

But this is no backyard brawl. A coalition of world leaders have assembled to sign a peace treaty, and Hobbes has marked them as his next target. The fate of the world is at stake, and I’m the only one who can save it.

As long as I can get past the TSA.

You know what they say, to make an omelette, you need to break a few eggs.

And to save the world, sometimes you need to fight the peace.

Invade The Heights:

The end of the world is near.

There’s danger upon us.

And only the Heinous Sara Slick can stop it.

This is it, the moment I’ve been dreading since I escaped the Deep. Hobbes has unleashed his war upon the world, and the world wasn’t ready.

Angry Farsiders are attacking without mercy, Rand and the Philosopher’s Guild are out for blood, and the Near is in flames.

The good news is I have a new ally.

The bad news is, it is one of my many sworn enemies.

But beggars can’t be choosers, and I’ll need all the help I can get if I’m going to pull off my most dangerous mission yet.

I have to Invade the Heights.

Unfortunately, invading the heights will be the easiest thing I do today.

Shadow Vanguard Complete Series Omnibus: Books 1-6 – https://books2read.com/u/mddGvE


Now’s your chance to grab the complete series in this omnibus with more than 1200 pages of action-packed space opera excitement!

Don’t dump the cargo – I paid for it fair and square with money I stole!

And so begins the saga of Jack Marber, former Special Assault Marine and his alien band of traders as they cross the galaxy doing the only job that doesn’t leave them homeless.

“I need eyes and ears in every system that would benefit the Federation. One way to do that is for the Free Traders of this universe to work for me…” Nathan Lowell

Nathan has a mission and is willing to pay handsomely for Jack’s time. If only Jack will represent the Federation that kicked him out of the service for what was Jack’s fault.

He’s not sure they should trust him, although he likes it.

His two-legged Yollin partner is trying to learn the English side of the Galactic Common language, but that doesn’t always work out so well.

Adina is a member who Nathan wants on the team. No one is sure of her, not even Adina.

A storm is rising and the misfits of the Fortitude have no choice but to fight it.

This complete omnibus includes:

  • Gravity Storm
  • Lunar Crisis
  • Immortality Curse
  • Ultimate Payback
  • Alien Genocide
  • Family Reunion

Tom Dublin passed away after he’d written the first three books and outlines for several more. We’ve undertaken writing these books for him. We (LMBPN Publishing) are donating one hundred percent of the profit from these books to Tommy’s family.

Any Port in a War

FREE for a limited time!

A battle. A spaceship crashes on an alien planet. Its combat troops deploy. The aliens run for their lives. Until they can run no more. Then they fight back.

Against a superior enemy, technology is key. But the aliens don’t have better tech.

They have grit and catlike reflexes.

And tails.

Taj fights to unite a determined populace against a professional military vying for the planet’s future.

Join those fighting to save family, friends, and their way of life in the latest exciting new Age of Expansion series, in the Kurtherian Gambit Universe. You don’t have to read any of the other KGU books to get into this series, but it would be way cool if you did. Read all about Bethany Anne in Death Becomes Her.

Echo Ender

(New Release in KU)

The chaser being chased, while the echo pulls every dreamer in.
The real and unreal begin to blur, as dreams and nightmares blend and enemies appear as friends.

Something must end.

Ravlen is single minded in her quest to stop the men who lure those who dream, who wish, and who beg for a better world.

Has she misjudged the echo masters? Falsehood and promise, suffering in the real world or numbness in the echo. Ravlen sees a different future, and she’ll put herself on the line for it.

Her strength is her weakness. But wisdom and a dog teach her that weakness is a strength.

As the choices become fewer and lives hang in the balance, will Ravlen know which path to take?

The third book of Not Enough will keep you on the edge of your seat in this gripping conclusion. Get it today.

The Free Trader of Warren Deep

FREE for a limited time!

A Cat and his human minions fight to bring peace to humanity.

The reviewers had these words: “Engaging characters…fun and interesting…enjoyable and light reading…you won’t want to put it down!”

Compared to Andre Norton, the Free Trader series takes you to a colonized world across the galaxy where humans and their sentient creations struggle together to build a better world. Not everyone believes. Some believe that being stronger means they can take what they want. People suffer, until the Free Trader arrives. He only wants to trade, but the takers have other ideas.

Join the Free Trader as he journeys across the world of Vii in search of something better.

Cygnus Space Opera Books 1 to 3

Cygnus Rising, Cygnus Expanding, and Cygnus Arrives – the first three books in the Cygnus Space Opera series bundled together for a single read.

Snarky Hillcats and the Cygnus Marines on harrowing missions …what could go wrong?

What do others have to say about the Cygnus Space Opera?
•“Most authors can’t make an animal character believable. This one does. Craig Martelle has a great imagination and can put it down on paper for you to enjoy also, just like the great writers of the golden age. His writing is very reminiscent of their work.” Amazon five-star reviewer
•“…you will see the flavor of Sci-fi, Fantasy, and with enough sarcasm and humor to keep you highly entertained!”
•“A character driven book, but with a stable plot as well.”
•“I enjoyed reading it very much. There is a lot of humor as well as action. I look forward to the next book in the series.”

From space they came to space they returned. Humanity would not be denied.

The crew trains for their mission and joins the Cygnus-12 as it tests the Interstellar Space Engine, venturing far beyond anywhere they’ve gone before. They didn’t expect to find life, but they did, another human colony at the far reaches of space. The Cygnus-12 goes on a mission of peace, but war beckons and the space ship is the prize.

Free Trader Complete Omnibus

With a vision of a world free from war, one man and a cat set out to make their fortune.

The most lucrative? Trading in tech of the ancients. If he can find it. If he can determine its value. If he can bring the tech to willing buyers.

But then everything changes. It becomes bigger than Braden and the Golden Warrior. Other sentient creatures join him on his quest.

He only wanted free trade. But there needed to be peace. And that became his mission.

All nine books of the Free Trader in one collection.

  • 1: The Free Trader of Warren Deep
  • 2: The Free Trader of Planet Vii
  • 3: Adventures on RV Traveler
  • 4: Battle for the Amazon
  • 5: Free the North!
  • 6: Free Trader on the High Seas
  • 7: Southern Discontent
  • 8: The Great Cat Rebellion
  • 9: Return to the Traveler

Join Braden, the Golden Warrior, Micah, Aadi, Skirill, and the rest on a grand adventure across the length and breadth of Planet Vii.

Murder Most Annoying

Carolyn Neville may not be the world’s greatest detective, but that’s fine. She’s a long-suffering Manhattan book editor, one of those dinosaurs in danger of being replaced by spell check and Netflix.

Carolyn is still trying to edit the world around her. But the world isn’t cooperating, her spiritual life is shaky, and her love life is nonexistent. Unfortunately, her job at a Manhattan publishing house keeps drawing her into more literal dangers, much to her understandable irritation.

Along with her sarcastic sidekick, Stephen Ames, they investigate shocking charges that one of their bestselling authors, Willow Hayly, is a fraud. When the Atlanta blogger who broke the story is murdered, they find themselves chief among the suspects…

For fans of Horace Rumpole, Monk and Stephanie Plum, the Carolyn Neville Mysteries are full of laugh-out-loud suspense.

Echo Breaker

FREE for a limited time!

What if our desires create fantastic worlds?

Fantastically flawed, as if every day were Christmas…

No one understands what emotional turmoil people live with. Boiling beneath the surface until it explodes. The world must change.

Unless a person can create a new world and disappear into it, an echo world, reverberating with the sounds of one’s own dreams.

But like a dream, they aren’t real. Who can see the unreal, the real, the fantastic, and the mundane? Those who were born in the dreamland and brought to the real world. A part of them is forever elsewhere. It makes them special.

Who has the emotional range, from atmospheric highs to the depths of despair and all points in between to best deal with the unreal? The young, that’s who.

Twelve-year-old Ravlen has to grow up too soon, to save those who can’t save themselves.

She’s not ready, but she goes anyway.

Into the echo, where she has to find herself as much as the lost souls within.

Walpurgis III

Evil versus evil

Conrad Bland has slaughtered tens of millions, a butcher vastly worse than Hitler. He has never considered not killing anyone who stood in his way.

He takes refuge on Walpurgis III, a planet settled by various cults of devil worshippers. He is the manifestation of the evil they revere, but now that they have come face-to-face with their beliefs, the cults desperately want Bland to be removed from their lives, their world, and entirely from existence.
So Walpurgis III contacts Jericho, the greatest assassin in the galaxy, to rid them of Conrad Bland. But once the assassin arrives and begins to make his bloody way toward Bland’s headquarters, the people—especially John Sable, the top policeman on the planet—must face an excruciating choice.

Who is more dangerous, the man who kills from compulsion? Or the man who kills from calculation?

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According to Merriam-Webster, Space Opera is a futuristic melodramatic fantasy involving space travelers and extraterrestrials beings.
That seems like an overly simplistic definition to me. It is the dictionary, after all. Still, Merriam-Webster is less unflattering than Oxford: a novel, movie, or television program set in outer space, typically of a simplistic and melodramatic nature.

But we aren’t here because we like to read dictionaries. We’re here because we love to read science fiction and fantasy. And even if you believe Space Opera is fantasy, like Messrs. Merriam and Webster, you know it’s far from being simplistic.

Space Opera is about interstellar adventure, larger than life characters, and far-flung civilizations. It’s about advanced species, mind-blowing weapons, and life-altering technology, in stories that start next year or centuries in the future. But more than that, it’s about the struggle against galactic empires, about freedom, justice, and finding a place and a family where you belong.

Whether you subscribe to one of the definitions above, or something completely different, Space Opera has something for anyone who’s ever wanted to shoot a ray-gun, meet an alien, or explore a far-off galaxy.

Come along on an adventure to new worlds. Meet the farmer boy who will save the universe, the young girl who will become a galactic empress, or the gunslinging bounty hunter with a heart of gold. Join us in a world where good will triumph over the evil empire, and a single act can change the fabric of entire cultures.

For December, the IASFA has a massive selection of Space Opera stories. Download them all. For free. Only December 14-18. And only from the benevolent order of the  IASFA.

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