Happy Wednesday, fellow reading addicts!
I’m counting down the days until I leave for Australia. At this point I have a little more than 10 days to go. I leave on July 30 and arrive there on the 1st of August, my birthday. I have a combination of reasons to be going, including a conference I’m speaking at, but also this is my belated 40th birthday trip. Two years late due to COVID, but at least I’m finally getting to go!
I’m pretty sure my kittens will miss me terribly. I’m gone longer than I’ve been gone from them before and I’m sure they’ll smother me when I get back, but it will be worth it. I have friends taking care of them while I’m gone, but I’ll still miss them.
I hope you like boxed sets because there sure are a lot of them this week!
Book-related question for the week: do you like to read stand-alone series or series that are part of a bigger world/universe or both?
Enjoy and happy reading!
This Week’s Special Deals
Hawthorn Academy Complete Series Boxed Set
We all start as strangers. Why does that make me so nervous?
I can’t imagine life without Mom, Dad, Bubbe or my friends in Salem. And that’s what I’ll be living at Hawthorn Academy, the campus between worlds. But Hawthorn Academy’s the place to be if I want to join the family business as a veterinarian for magic critters.
It’s magi only at my new school, so I’m going without my besties. The only person I’ll know there is my snarky big brother. At least I’ve already bonded with a familiar. But my dragonet means I’m destined for above-average power levels.
The last thing I want to do is scare people off. You only get one chance at first impressions, after all.
But will I make friends or enemies?
Get the complete series boxed set to join Aliyah on her journey. Included in this boxed set:
- Familiar Strangers
- Acting In Kindness
- Fire of Justice
- Learning to Give
- Light of Equality
- Worthy Lives
- Mind of Distinction
- Speaking with Care
- True Dedication
“I spent more than a couple of late nights reading through these stories to find out what was going to happen to my new friends!” – Michael Anderle, Best-Selling Author of The Kurtherian Gambit
This series is for fans of Harry Potter, Jaymin Eve, and all academy books.
Frying pan to fire…
Having discovered they are trapped within an arena, their only hope of survival lies in escape: beyond the arena boundary.
The powers that be that are keeping them ‘occupied’, trapped, and are hot on their tail, tracking their every movement. Between injuries and a traitor in their midst the enormity of what they’re up against seems to grow with every hour that passes.
The odds of survival keep weighing against them, yet somehow they’re still alive, and that in itself is perhaps a clue to their liberation.
If you liked Maze Runner, Lost, Aliens, or Firefly, you’re going to love this psychological sci-fi mystery.
Slice of Entropy
Melody Wilder just needs to complete her dissertation and life will be perfect. Alas, that’s not going to happen.
She hasn’t picked a topic yet, her undergraduate loans have been “un-forgiven” with a vengeance, the university is about to strip her of her stipend, her job, and her apartment, and a pirate-priest minotaur is systematically destroying her hopes and dreams.
Meanwhile, alien bear cub physicists are trying to extradite her best friend on charges of violating the laws of conservation of matter every time he makes a pizza!
And things are just getting started.
With a blend of colorful aliens, explorations of new types of memory, the introduction of social predestination, and the healing power of pizza, Slice of Entropy is a rollicking romp of science fiction fun and adventure that will leave you hungry for more.
Keeper of the Earth
My name is Jenna Solitaire, and everything I thought I knew about myself, my family, and my future is wrong. My life is not my own. It never has been. I just didn’t know it―until now…
Having found the Board of Fire, Jenna and Simon hurry to decipher the clues that will lead them to the Board of Earth—and mastery over the very land itself.
But on their way to locate the tomb of a mythical English hero, while fending off shadowy new attackers who want the Boards for themselves, an offer of help comes from a surprising source.
Can Jenna and Simon trust this offer—or are they walking straight into a trap set by the one who has coveted the Boards for millennia?
Legacy Academy Collection One
Sometimes being the leader isn’t easy.
Especially when two hot guys are distracting me.
And they’re both forbidden. I can’t stop thinking about them.
I’m at Legacy Academy. It’s high school all over again with mean girls and me fumbling through classes, trying to control my powers.
I didn’t even know the supernatural world existed or that I was a dragon until my mom was kidnapped.
I have to find her.
Now, everyone is expecting me to lead us into battle against our enemies threatening to destroy our world.
Time is running out.
Alison Brownstone Omnibus #1 (Books 1-8)
Drow Princess for Hire.
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Her Father’s Daughter:
Skills include wielding dual magics, stabbing bad guys with the pointy end, and protecting the good people of Seattle from dark wizards.
Also wraps a mean sashimi roll.
The name Brownstone evokes a certain reaction no matter who hears it. And for Alison Brownstone that’s both a blessing and a curse.
But it’s time for her to step out of her dad’s shadow and make a new name for herself.
On Her Own:
What’s the harm in taking a break from protecting the city for one date? Alison is about to find out…
Bounty hunter license in hand and attitude in place, Alison is ready to house-train the city’s malevolent magicals.
But even a Brownstone needs a little downtime!
Courting can be tricky when you’re busy taking out the neighborhood trash and facing off assassination attempts by power-armored goons.
My Name is Alison:
What’s stronger than magic itself? A Brownstone with a mission.
Brownstone Security continues cleansing Seattle’s magical mobster underbelly while Alison draws strength from her trusted circle as she fights off the virus draining her powers.
She uncovers the smuggling of magical pets and the harmful side effects of testing savage spells on humans and still has time to chase down her enemies.
It’s dirty, dangerous work and leaves her friends the targets of vicious attacks.
The Family Business:
The Bitch is back.
Alison’s powers are restored, and her magic is sizzling
Dark Wizards gather in Seattle for a meeting. Alison isn’t about to let them set up business in her town.
Her friends have her back, even if one of them may be a traitor.
The Brownstone Effect:
When you want an Angel, call God. When you want someone to kick ass… Call a Brownstone.
Alison and her team are looking to expand Brownstone Security. Good timing, too, as it sounds like something is brewing.
An unexpected phone call sends Alison to D.C. where she meets up with an old friend.
Danger follows this Brownstone, but it isn’t prepared for her counter.
The Dark Princess:
When a Power Broker is threatened, she knows who to call… a Brownstone.
Alison and her team have to travel across the world to protect Abigail Wilson, CEO of Aeternum, as she negotiates for mining rights of a mysterious crystal.
The simple escort mission turns deadly. They aren’t the only ones interested in the crystal’s power.
The Queen’s Daughter:
Alison has the leader’s name and is ready to kick ass. Time to take the fight to the Seventh Order dark wizards.
Tracking dark wizards is hard but no one is good enough to evade the bounty hunter for long.
Unless a friend goes missing first.
Shay asks Brownstone Security for help finding Lily and Alison can’t refuse. The dark wizards can wait. The team is off to Japan in search of the magical she thinks of as a sister.
The Drow Hunter:
No more delays. No more nice Drow Princess. Alison and her team are ready to open a can of whoop-ass on the Seventh Order and put an end to them – for good.
Join Alison as she faces off against technomagic, cults, criminal organizations, and the growing discrimination against all things magical.
Alison Brownstone Omnibus #2 (Books 9-15)
Here’s your chance to complete the series with the 2nd omnibus for Alison Brownstone!
The final 7 books in this bestselling, fan-loved series are available in one boxed set at a very low price!
A Brownstone Response:
The Seventh Order has been taken out… Things seem calm. But Alison and her team know better. Trouble’s always coming for a Brownstone. Good thing she has an answer for them.
Brownstone Security’s reputation is spreading, which means more jobs for the growing team. But more money means more mayhem looking for them. Can the team dig deeper and pull out another win?
A Brownstone Solution:
What could be harder for Alison than hunting magical beasties? Meeting Mason’s parents.
Now she knows what Mason felt like meeting her father. Well, that was James Brownstone, so… maybe not.
No time to ponder impressing the parents anyway – she has other issues to deal with.
And an unknown person has reached out to Tahir and Hana about Omni’s owner. Something smells a bit fishy about the whole situation – and it’s not Omni being a fish.
Keep Your Enemies Closer:
Alison bloodied the Tapestry, but has she defeated them?
With her foes operating under the radar, Alison thinks she has time, but when the mysterious magic-enhancing drug Ultimate arrives in Seattle, she is faced with a shocking conspiracy that might reach from Las Vegas to Seattle. Sadistic wizards willing to experiment are flocking to town.
It’s hard to plan a wedding when the bad guys just won’t take a hint. Invite only…
Brownstone Security is hired for what should be a relatively simple job. Nothing about the job is as it seems and Alison ends up working with the FBI’s first witch on the case.
Sometimes even a Brownstone needs to get away from it all. Did the bad guys not get the memo? Alison Brownstone is on vacation. Do not disturb.
Oh they disturbed.
But when your mom is Shay Carson and she makes two requests of you, you take them seriously. 1. Go on a father-daughter bounty hunt. 2. Go on vacation. How can Alison say no? She can’t.
Two Brownstone’s on a bounty. That dude’s going down hard.
It’s not like Seattle will burn down because Alison isn’t there, right?
Alison Brownstone is a Drow Princess with no ordinary powers. Time to remind a few people just what that means. Kick ass, don’t bother taking names.
Alison is in Mongolia to rescue Mr. D’s nephew, but things aren’t adding up. Are the other Drow trying to off Alison and her team to secure their succession?
It’s the beginning of the end. The other Drow princess and queen just don’t know it… yet.
It’s business as usual for Brownstone Security. Drow threats or not, they still have work to do.
Agent Latherby requests Alison’s help on an off the books assignment that is more personal in nature.
It’s time to find a ghost ship and any survivors left from more than 100 years ago.
A ghost ship the Drow manage to show up at. This Drow succession fight is getting tiresome. Time to take the fight to them.
Alison has plenty of resources, including James Brownstone, to solve the problem for good. Is she willing to risk her family and friends to put the proper leadership on the Drow throne?
Only one way to find out. Scroll back to the top and click “Buy Now” or “Read for Free” and read the exciting conclusion to the Alison Brownstone Series!
The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone Omnibus One (Books 1-6)
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(Including Feared By Hell, Rejected By Heaven, Eye For an Eye, Bring The Pain, She Is The Widow Maker, and When Angels Cry.)
Feared By Hell
You never mess with a young girl around James Brownstone.
It doesn’t matter what crime syndicate you belong to, that just doesn’t sit well with him.
The world has changed since the news of Oriceran came out twenty years before. Now, countries all over the world have agreed to use a bounty system for dangerous criminals using advanced magic or advanced technology.
People too powerful for the cops to deal with.
Magical criminals, thugs and bounty hunters, in the future we revert to what worked in the past.
if you find out you are hunted by Brownstone, we suggest you turn yourself in.
It will save you a monumental ass-kicking.
Rejected By Heaven
Brownstone now has a young lady to support, what is he going to do?
He requests a special Oriceran artifact the Professor is willing to trade, for a price.
Shay is willing to help, so long as everyone understands her help is not free. Brownstone will do whatever it takes to help Allison, and while he is at it? The orphanage that helped him is insolvent.
Time to get tricky when the church can’t accept funds from blood projects.
Eye For an Eye
The Harriken have decided James Brownstone needs to die.
So, they put out a hit on him valued at $500,000.
Shay is working her way back to California from a raid on artifacts in Asia, but she could be too late to help. With all of Los Angeles and Southern California’s hitmen trying to take out Brownstone, even the cops are sitting this one out.
Until they don’t
Bring The Pain
The Harriken have decided James Brownstone is an unacceptable dishonor to their clan.
This time, Grandfather has hired the best assassins in the business and Shay knows them.
Shay won’t allow Brownstone to go to Japan without backup.
Brownstone needs to decide what he will do with the wish, and how much is he going to tell Allison?
The Harriken may have paid the piper, but James Brownstone is calling the dance.
While this is happening, Tyler has made an unexpected alliance with the law.
She Is The Widow Maker
The dark elves have come back to Earth.
They want to find the half-Drow named Alison, and to get to Alison, they need to find James Brownstone.
The Oriceran Consul doesn’t want the Drow to mess up the fragile relationship between Oriceran and Earth.
But he can only warn the obstinate Drow so many times.
The professor needs a package picked up in Washington State and returned safely to him. He figures Brownstone is the man to do it.
And he wants Shay to do him a favor, with a few zeros attached to the end of the request.
When Angels Cry
All James wanted was to get some barbeque in Vegas.
The Red-Eyes Killer decided to start his spree at the wrong time in the wrong town with the wrong little girl.
Trey comes to Vegas in search of a relative he hasn’t seen in seven years.
Could the City of Sin be bringing together some good out of tragedy?
Las Vegas PD isn’t prepared to fight high-level bounties like Los Angeles could.
Speaking of Los Angeles, Lieutenant Hall is doing something a bit shady to protect her men.
Is she becoming that which she loathes?
The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone Omnibus Two (Books 7-12)
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(Including Fight Fire With Fire, Hail To The King, Alison Brownstone, One Bad Decision, Fatal Mistake, Karma Is A Bitch.)
Fight Fire With Fire
The Drow are back.
Unfortunately, the Drow are looking to get hold of Alison.
An order to locate the princess means they need to find and deal with Brownstone.
They will have to go through him first.
Hail To The King
Men Will Be Men
Tyler has figured out an additional way to make money off Brownstone.
But Brownstone has to agree, first.
Brownstone gets a request from his hacker support after doing a job for the Professor.
It seems she might have upset someone close to home.
Will Tyler piss off Brownstone and end the bar’s neutrality, or has the Professor found someone with enough magic to take Brownstone out and asked for a favor?
Alison is back to share summer with James.
The problem is that James’ lawyer says that they are going to fight his effort to adopt her.
James has to pull in his natural proclivity to punch something until it gives in with the government.
Unfortunately for the government, James’ friends have his back.
The Drow Queen makes an unexpected appearance, fighting James in the courtroom.
One Bad Decision
Shay goes to a museum and consults with the AET. Then, she doesn’t come home on time.
Brownstone goes on a rampage when he learns what happens.
Using his contacts, Brownstone gets Tyler involved when he learns that Lt. Hall is in trouble.
The criminals are powerful, and clever.
It seems the hit on the Los Angeles Museum was planned far in advance.
Well, planned or not, if you come into Brownstone’s area and kidnap his woman, you have a problem.
The government is trying to take down the Council…
But they get their asses handed to them.
One of the senators wanted to play hardball from the beginning but got outvoted.
Now, the head of the task force is killed.
Will they wise up and swallow their pride to get the best?
Lt. Hall is working more closely with Shay, and admits that the kidnapping and fights and losing a man has made it hard to sleep.
Karma Is A Bitch
The Council Is Dead. Long Live the New Council.
How do you have a Council of one?
Brownstone is working to get back into a rhythm, but the last remaining Council member is seeking Brownstone.
Shay has jobs to do, but can she leave Brownstone alone without him dying?
Can Lt. Hall go back to the AET after delivering a personal beat-down without doing paperwork?
James runs across a dog (almost literally), but it disappears on him. Can he find it again, or was it just an Oriceran trick?
Because we all know, Karma can be a Bitch.
Scroll back to the top and click “Read for Free” or “Buy Now” and kick back for a fun, action-packed adventure that will have you yelling for the good guys and laughing at just how badly Brownstone can infuriate Shay, especially with his fashion sense.
And how thoroughly Shay mystifies Brownstone as she tries to uncover what makes him tick.
NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If this offends you, I don’t suggest reading this book.
The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone Omnibus Three (Books 13 – 18)
Save that MONEY and buy the Boxed Set of The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone books 13-18
(including Vax Humana, One Epic Ring, Spontaneous Justice, Shadow of the Ring, The Horsemen Gather, War of the Four Worlds)
James was raised by some good men. What would have happened if twisted cultists like the Brotherhood had found him instead of Fathers McCartney and Thomas?
It’s time to find out more about the Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone.
James isn’t from Earth or Oriceran. Where he is from has been a question for years.
Will we find out now, or will those who seek to kill what James can become win in the end?
One Epic Ring:
“But you haven’t taken brain damage. I don’t want to have to take the time to get to know you again. The first time was exhausting enough…”
Brownstone accepts a simple job and pisses off the most dangerous criminal in LA.
Shay is approached by a powerful billionaire, one who knows her past.
Now, Brownstone is ready to provide a beat down, but Shay is asking him for help. Does he stay in LA or fly (something he doesn’t like to do) to Cambodia?
There is nothing to fear but the Vax Forerunner himself.
Or is that something only aliens fear?
Brownstone is at to a fever pitch to understand Shay and create something epic, so he makes a decision to ask someone hundreds of years old.
The fight of his life and for his life is about to occur. Will he have a future when all is said and done?
Shadow of the Ring
James achieved something epic with his proposal. Now it is Shay’s turn.
In planning the wedding, the tomb raider soon finds she sympathizes with what James had to go through. How does someone top something so special?
The world’s mightiest class-six bounty hunter believes he’s conquered his amulet. The symbiont’s dark whispers no longer push him out of control, but a new enemy has decided LA should be his stomping grounds and threatens to break through James’ hard-earned discipline.
The Horsemen Gather
Barbecue is life. Everything else is just details.
With his life settling into a comfortable routine and the criminals of Los Angeles finally accepting his power, James ponders a future of family and food rather than kicking bounties through walls.
Can a bounty hunter be happy as a pitmaster?
James’ idle thoughts of retirement are put on hold when a rogue group of government agents decides to go after the man they feel is the greatest threat to the country.
War of the Four Worlds
The government and the underworld have finally learned their lesson about not taking on James Brownstone, but some enemies will never learn.
Some enemies can only be destroyed.
James and Shay’s wedding is fast approaching, as is the bounty hunter’s semi-retirement. He’s ready to replace butt-kicking with barbecue, convinced he can have a life filled with something other than constant violence.
Do the sins of a world weigh on a single man?
NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nonetheless. If this offends you, I don’t suggest reading this book.
The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone Omnibus 4 (books 19-22)
Save that MONEY and buy the Boxed Set of The Unbelievable Mr. Brownstone books 19 – 22 (The BBQ years)
(including Road Trip: BBQ and a Brawl, BBQ Delivered with Attitude, BBQ With a Side of No Apologies, BBQ and STFU)
Road Trip: BBQ and a Brawl:
Barbecue is life. Everything else is just details…AGAIN!
Things are going a little too well for Brownstone as he sticks around the house, and Shay is getting agitated.
Can a bounty hunter be happy when he has nothing to do?
James goes on a road trip expecting to just eat some barbeque. Unfortunately, trouble is waiting when he arrives.
The bounty hunter likes to keep things simple, but those who are working to beat up the Oriceran BBQ pitmaster’s new place didn’t account for him arriving.
Will those attacking give up? Is stupid contagious?
Instead of a simple BBQ road trip, now he is embroiled in helping a fellow BBQ lover he followed on TV as he helps bring the BROWNSTONE BEAT DOWN.
BBQ Delivered with Attitude:
Can’t a man just enjoy a bit of BBQ without getting into a fight?
One day, James comes home and finds his pregnant wife with drawn gun, a ready knife, and an unknown assailant in their living room.
The problem is, the person in the living room is hoping the Granite Ghost will help her retrieve some valuable cargo that has gotten…lost.
Now, James has to decide if he will allow an annoying female to persuade him to go on another road trip.
Even if the road trip takes him to Texas, a state known for its brisket.
Will those who want the artifacts find out he is involved?
Fortunately, there are a lot of BBQ places between Los Angeles and Texas. It just so happens Brownstone gets a chance to stop at a few.
BBQ With a Side of No Apologies:
It’s hard to live a quiet life when you’ve left a trail of beatdowns and men in walls, but sometimes that’s the only way to achieve peace.
James isn’t happy when the head of a Mafia family comes into his restaurant and demands his help. The reputation of James Brownstone is supposed to keep peace in the L.A. underworld, but a few new arrivals didn’t get the memo.
Sometimes you don’t preserve the peace by preparing for war. You go straight to war.
All James’ local trouble might be annoying, but there’s a shining light in the distance: a respected filmmaker wants to film a barbecue documentary with James at the center.
A documentary BBQ road trip up the West Coast is just what James needs to relax, but the filmmaker seems more interested in capturing him beating down magical criminals than his thoughts on brisket.
At the same time, dark forces from beyond Earth are on the move, and they don’t care about barbecue.
James thought he had settled certain problems at the Battle of L.A., but sometimes a personal demonstration is necessary for someone to learn their lesson.
BBQ and STFU:
There is one thing you do not do… go after Brownstone’s family.
Powerful entities on Oriceran listen to prophecy and fear a threat to their home world.
That isn’t the only threat they should worry about.
Whispy Doom is forever trying to get James to upgrade, perhaps for the last time?
What will happen when beings who believe themselves to be invincible do the unthinkable?
Now, there are Brownstones on two worlds, and one young son growing up.
And amongst it all, you have Shay Brownstone as well.
Rattler’s Law, Volume Two
IT’S UP TO A PART-TIME DEPUTY TO STAND UP FOR THE LAW AND DELIVER JUSTICE!
Wild Bill Hickok may be gone, but Abilene is still a wild and woolly cowtown in need of a strong marshal to bring law and order to its streets. That man is Lucas Flint . . . a legendary lawman sometimes known as the Rattler because of his swift and deadly speed with a Colt .45. Together with his deputy, dashing young gunfighter Cully Markham, Lucas Flint will take on any challenge that threatens the safety of the town and its people that he’s sworn to protect.
As a blizzard rages on the Kansas plains, an old buffalo hunter is caught in the crossfire between a Sioux war party and a clan of bank-robbing killers. A fortune in Confederate gold lures outlaws to Abilene. A young gunslinger bent on vengeance has a startling secret. A prize bull, a hard-bitten rancher, and a gang of thieves prove to be an explosive mixture for Cully Markham. A deadly Fourth of July celebration provides more than one kind of fireworks. A man sworn to uphold the law instead launches a reign of terror. A trio of mail order brides arrives in Abilene, but they bring flying lead rather than matrimonial bliss.
Rattler’s Law, Volume Two includes: Buffalo Hunter, Rebel Gold, Devil With a .38, Hell on the Hoof, Gundown, Killer With a Badge, Six-Gun Wedding, and Big Fifty Justice.
All I Want For Christmas is the Girl Next Door
It’s a Wonderful Life meets Wish Upon A Star in this Christmas-themed young adult contemporary romance.
Graham Wallace has been in love with the girl next door for a decade. Unfortunately, she’s been dating his best friend for the past two years. Out of sheer desperation, Graham makes a wish on a shooting star—all he wants for Christmas is Sarah Clarke.
When Graham wakes up the next morning, everything has changed, and he’s the one who’s been dating Sarah for the past two years, not his best friend. Graham assumes the wish would have only come true if he and Sarah were meant to be together, but as it becomes clear that he and Sarah bring out the worst in each other, not the best, and as he starts to fall for the new girl in town, Graham wonders if some wishes come true in order to show us what’s not meant to be.
“A gloriously sweet holiday read about expectations and reality.”—Kirkus Reviews
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