Happy Wednesday, fellow reading addicts!

Happy New Year! I hope 2023 is treating you well so far. We aren’t very far into the new year yet, so it’s hard to say how things will go, but if I can get the unexpected house repairs out of the way this month and be free of them the rest of the year, I’ll call it good.

This year I’m trying something new with the 12 books in 12 months challenge where I asked my friends on Facebook to recommend books to me. Next week I’ll share the books they picked and hopefully each month I’ll give an update on what I’ve read. I’m not reading nearly as much as I would like because I spend so much time reading and writing for work stuff, but I really need to start reading for fun now.

I have a lot of goals besides reading for this year. Some of it involves more clearing out the house, working on a vendor show in the summer, and, of course, more travel. Do you have any goals or resolutions for 2023?

Enjoy and happy reading!

This Week’s Special Deals

Demon Codex Complete Series Boxed Set

Someone has been gathering up the scattered pieces of an ancient tome of magic. If the Codex is assembled, it will unleash the power to summon daemons.

Can Professor Derrick Watson track down the pieces of the Codex before more people fall victim to its power? Should he even try?

Grab this 3-book boxed set and join Watson as he contends with a danger best left in the shadows of the past.

Professor Derrick Watson, expert in daemonic languages, would prefer to remain secure in his ivory tower at a Philadelphia university.

Except, his most talented former students are being set up, and innocent people are dying as a result.

Should he try to track down the pieces of the Codex?

Watson finds that he has no choice. He is overly protective of his students and he’s the best person for the job. Which sucks for him. He’d rather continue with his pedantic research and play chess with his necromancer best friend.

But even in a world where magic exists, we seldom get what we want.

Watson is forced to navigate a maze of elementals, undead, and rival mages. Can he protect his friends and his community? Or will the other powers at play outwit the professor?

Included in this boxed set:

  1. Soul Bottles
  2. At the Speed of Yeti
  3. Undead Alternatives

The Sword-Mage Chronicles


When you wake up with no memory of who you are, you know it’s probably going to be a bad day.

That’s exactly what Bentley thought — but she had no idea how bad.

When she saw the wires connecting her to a strange, glowing sword, and an old guy bleeding out next to her, she started to get an inkling.

And then she met the Three.

Three gods cast out of the Unseen World, condemned to make their way in this universe as best they can. Naturally, after 300 years wandering through space, they’ve devolved into rogues in robes; hustlers with a (strange) moral code.

While desperately trying to keep from being thrown out the airlock, Bentley discovers that the Three have a secret. A secret that involves the sword, the Unseen World, and a big bad that’s hell bent on hunting her down.

With the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance, Bentley has to survive long enough to figure out how to get the Three on board and stop the fabric of spacetime from being torn apart.

But that starts with figuring out the significance of this damn sword!

The Zenophobia Saga series sale

Books 1-5 are 99 cents each via Kindle Countdown in celebration of book 6’s launch U.S.: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09JWYDVBQ
U.K.: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09JWYDVBQ

Tigers, wolves, gorillas, and bears. Four planets at each other’s throats. But they have too much in common for it to be a fluke. Just mentioning the possibility that they descended from the same place gets one labeled as a Heretic.

When Sankar comes into possession of a religious text that hints at where they came from, he seizes the opportunity and makes it his mission to find the Truth.

But he needs help from all the races. With a stolen warship and a ragtag band, Sankar sets out to answer the question that is illegal to ask.

Zenophobia. Where fear of the other races started a religion and perpetuated a war.

It’s time for the worlds to embrace the future by learning their past. But the governments aren’t keen on upsetting the status quo and do everything in their power to stop Sankar and his team.

Island of Dr. Moreau meets Indiana Jones, in space, with cutting edge technology…

From two award winning science fiction authors, an archaeological space adventure that you’ll want to read today.

The Rogue Elf: Twilight Ascension

Now is your chance to grab the complete six-book story of The Rogue Elf: Twilight Ascension. Over 1200 pages of explosive, progressive epic fantasy action! Only 0.99 for six novels for a limited time!

Darkness descends and it’s up to one young high elf to stand against it… but nothing is as it appears.

War has erupted across the lands and when the elves of Urlas depart for war, Kealin is not allowed to join the other warriors as he expects. His father and mother, and the elven High Council, demand he and his siblings stay behind.

There’s something Kealin is not being told.

When a soothsayer foretells the fall of the elves that have gone to war, it’s up to Kealin and his siblings who refuse to stand by and wait. if they’re to save their parents and the lives of their kin they must act. No matter the risk involved.

This one dark choice will see Kealin on a path like none before. A menace within him awakens. It isn’t elven magic. It is something else, older and darker. When one tragedy follows another, Kealin must grow and become something else entirely. His ascension begins.

Embracing the darkness of an ancient race that resides within as seething darkness just on the edge of his mind, can he control this growing power?

Get ready for the Rogue Elf of Urlas: Twilight Ascension a progressive, epic fantasy adventure!

The complete omnibus includes: 

  • Half-Bloods Rising
  • Seer of Lost Sands
  • Shadow of the Orc Star
  • Necromancer’s Curse
  • Wrath of the Half-Elves
  • The Last Dwemhar

Fallen King

His conquest was for his ancestors. His glory was within grasp. His failure has left all of his companions dead.

They say that the race of men took that which belonged to the dwarves. Turgon Highstone was taking it back. Claiming his family’s right to lost cities across a region once overran by orc hordes, he amassed many loyal dwarves to fight by his side… but the war turned against him. 

Suddenly finding himself locked in a dungeon, a stranger appears and provides a way out of captivity. Turgon wants revenge for his brothers and sisters-in-arms, but instead, he runs into an overbearing priest and a demonic specter haunting dwarven ruins.

The Fallen King is soon swept up in an even greater turmoil that may just make all the losses and failures actually mean something. But can he trust any of these new ‘friends’ when he is still a very much wanted dwarf?

His true destiny is about to be revealed.

Ben Stillman: The Complete Series, Volume One


Ex-lawman Ben Stillman is enjoying the treacherous business of retirement, until the past comes knocking on his door and he learns: once a lawman, always a lawman.

“The Ben Stillman series is a top of the line western with lots of mystery and always a surprising ending.”

Get your blood pumping with seven hard-driving western adventures through the American old west. Back out on the vast, violent frontier, Stillman is determined to implement peace and his swift brand of justice wherever he can. It all begins when Stillman is called to catch rustlers who are stealing ranchers of their livelihood – from there the suspense never lets up!

“A natural born storyteller who knows the West.”—Bill Brooks, author of Deadwood

Ben Stillman: The Complete Series, Volume One includes – Once a Marshal, Once More With a .44, Once a Lawman, Once Late With a .38, Once Hell Freezes Over, Once a Renegade and Once Upon a Dead Man.

Brand Chaser

“…couldn’t put this page-turner down…that ending left me with a knot in my throat that’s still there… –Peter Brandvold, bestselling author of the Rogue Lawman series

Randi Samuelson-Brown, known for her award nominated and compelling historical fiction of the Old West, engages her passion for storytelling to paint an unflinching portrait of the seedy underbelly of the modern-day West.

Emory Cross is a young and tough, no nonsense brand inspector in Colorado cattle country. She’s intent on preserving her family ranch’s traditional way of life in Colorado at all costs…even if it means crossing some lines.

Prior to becoming a brand inspector, she finds a pair of calves that have strayed onto the Lost Daughter Ranch and decides to brand them as her own, even though she’s technically operating in a grey area of cattle rustling…something she’ll soon be meant to be ferreting out rather than participating in. That decision leads her down a road fraught with danger, and exposes an uneasy past leading to an uncertain future for both Emory and her family’s legacy.

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