Put a Smile on Brandon’s Face

I am a member of an author group where one of our friends, Brandon Barr, has gone into treatment for Leukemia. Well, to keep his spirits up during Chemotherapy, his friends are promoting his books.

While all chemotherapy is extremely difficult, if we can make him smile, we hope it will help.

Now I’ve started reading Ella Dethroned, that’s the first book in the pic above, and Brandon Barr is a really talented writer so I have no qualms about recommending his work.

Put a smile on Brandon’s face by watching, sharing, and liking his videos on YouTube about his experiences. You can watch the latest one here or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlIhABY2thU


Grab Ella Dethroned as a Free book on Instafreebie: Ella Dethroned

(Fantasy or Science Fantasy, or Fantasy Romance) Get it here or https://www.instafreebie.com/free/MrVYO

or you pick Ella Dethroned up for $0.99USD here or https://www.amazon.com/Ella-Dethroned-Song-Worlds-Beast-ebook/dp/B01J249AVE


I’m so looking forward to reading his other books, especially
his latest series, Song of the Worlds. Book 1 is Her Dangerous Visions and you can get that one here or https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Visions-Song-Worlds-Book-ebook/dp/B01IMPB0FI for only $2.99USD


Brandon has more great books and you can check them all out here or https://www.amazon.com/Brandon-Barr/e/B002DMIYTW

Make someone smile today!

Until next time, remember

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Win a Kindle Voyage!


Here’s a quick post to let you know the latest promotion I’m involved in.

From now until 7pm EST on Friday the 16th December 2016 you have the chance to win a Kindle Voyage and some really great Science Fiction books.

Just click the pic or go to http://roleofthehero.com/giveaways/science-fiction-voyage-giveaway/ and you’re good to go.

Have a great day and until next time, remember
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Two Authors, One Story, No Rules

What have I been doing? I’ve been writing and re-writing a new Science Fiction trilogy. I’m thinking of putting the first in the trilogy into Kindle Scout. I’ll tell you more about that in the new year.

Plus, I am still writing that four book Time Travel Romance series. Honestly, I can’t understand how some say Romance is easy to write.  It isn’t–not at all. And the research, while fun, is really time consuming. All Romance, no matter the sub-genre, will be published under a not-so-secret, pen name. I’ll let you know more about that journey soon.

As to the title of this post, I’ve also had fun stretching my creative juices in a writing tournament. Here’s the gist of the competition.

Author versus Author 

64 authors.  Head to head.  There can be only one.

Each matchup will feature a story alternating chapters by two different authors.  Different styles, clashing viewpoints, manic schedule.

Don’t like that character?  Kill them.

Don’t like the genre?  Change it.

However, your changes have to advance the story.

Like their character and plot?  Work together and develop a story or series that you may want to continue.

Will it work or will it crash spectacularly?  Let’s find out.

Each author’s contributions will be reviewed by a panel of impartial judges to determine a clear winner.

The winner moves on to the next round and so on and so forth, until we have an ultimate victor.

It was hard, well it was for me.🙂  Not knowing what the other author would write in any given chapter was exciting and scary at the same time. But I did it. My opponent and I have finished our match and we’re waiting for the announcement of the winner. The winner then goes on to the next match. Ha, I’m not holding any hope of winning this one, but I’ll be better prepared if I do enter another one in the future for sure.

The story will be published by Author versus Author, but we do get a chance to edit beforehand, thank goodness.😀 I’ll let you know when it’s available.

If you want to enter the tournament or would like to be a reader of the matches, click this link to find out more. http://www.authorversusauthor.com/


I’ve also been involved in writing a book with 21 other authors. Yep, 21 chapters, 21 authors. There was no solid reason for my choice, but I chose Chapter 17. We had a bit more time to think about how the story was progressing in this one so it should end up being a coherent and readable story although, I do pity the editors.😀

Want to see the cover? ‘Cause you do. Presenting…

The Tide (The Multiverse Wave)


You might recognise some of the author’s names:

Hayley Lawson (the instigator), Craig Martelle, Michael Anderle, T J Ryan, J L Hendricks, Adam Kayce, Emma Right, J M Sloan, Martha Carr, Sarah Dalton, Kat Lind, Katherine Hayton, R J Crayton, E E Isherwood, Dale Furse, KS Brooks, Debbie Cassidy, and James Aaron.

I’ll try not to leave it go so long before I post again.

Until then, have a great life and smile heaps.


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Want to Win some Young Adult Books?

Authors Cross Promotion has a great competition running right now.

Win up to 13 Young Adult books! Just click on the picture or go to https://www.authorsxp.com/giveaway

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Win a Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire Giveaway brought to you by HJLawson


Many of these books are FREE or available on Kindle Unlimited.

Kindle Unlimited means you can Read them for FREE with your FREE 30 Day Kindle Unlimited Trial!

Click the covers to have a closer look.



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The YA Scavenger Hunt is Finished!

It’s a wrap!

Did you have fun? I know I did.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the YA Spring Scavenger Hunt -the organisers, the authors, and especially, the hunters.

A big congratulations to Nikki Jayne, winner of #TeamSilver!

Visit YashRocks on the 5th April 2016 to find out if you’ve won!

Aaand now without further ado…….

My post giveaways winners!


For the 2 eBook box sets of the Wexkia trilogy:


place #1:  bn100

place #2:  Erin Webster

And for 10 eBooks of Curse (Book 1 of the Wexkia trilogy):


place #3:   Adrianna

place #4:   Veronica Sharpe

place #5:   Pamela Rice

place #6:   Merisha Abbott

place #7:   Maidelyn Garcia

place #8:   Ramona Price

place #9:   Joy F.

place #10:  Nicole Wetherington

place #11:  Jamie Holmes

place #12:  Stephanie Wang

Congratulations! I will contact you as soon as possible.

Please let me know if you haven’t heard from me. I’ve had some delivery failures to emails. 

I used Random Result for the draw.

If you would like to check the results go to http://www.randomresult.com/ and enter this ticket number – 67646Q65GJ.

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YA Scavenger Hunt is On

So glad you made it.

Did you find the silver secret number on Ann Zoelle’s post?

I’m Dale Furse, your host for this leg of the hunt.


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

You’re now hunting on

Team Silver

But first a few rules:

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Silver Team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).


Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

On this hunt, you get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author and a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter the total for a chance to win a major prize. One lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 3rd!

There are nine simultaneous contests, and you can enter one or all. I am part of the SILVER TEAM, but there is also a RED TEAM, GOLD TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, BLUE TEAM, PINK TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, TEAL TEAM, AND GREEN TEAM! Check out all teams for a chance to win nine different sets of signed books!

Remember – 9 teams not 12!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

I am so excited to host (drum roll) …

Ripley Patton

Ripley Patton lives in Portland, Oregon with one cat, two teenagers, and a man who wants to live on a boat. She is an award-winning short story writer and author of The PSS Chronicles, a YA paranormal thriller series.

 Find out more information by checking out  Ripley’s website or find more about Ghost Hand here and Read a Sample!

The book Ripley is showcasing in the 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt is Ghost Hand

Dale here- Wow, I love that cover. I’m sure you’re as curious as I am about the book, so here’s some important info.

About the book.

Seventeen-year-old Olivia Black has a rare birth defect known as Psyche Sans Soma, or PSS. Instead of a right hand made of flesh and blood, she was born with a hand made of ethereal energy.

How does Olivia handle being the girl with the ghost hand? Well, she’s a little bit morbid and a whole lot snarky.

Her mother thinks her obsession with death, black clothing, and the local cemetery is a bid for attention. But when Marcus, the new guy in Olivia’s calculus class, stares at her like she’s a freak, Olivia doesn’t like it. And when her hand goes rogue, doing things she never imagined possible, Olivia finds herself running for her life with Marcus from a group of men bent on taking the power of her hand for their own nefarious purposes.

Top secret bonus material below.


One of the most common questions asked about my PSS Chronicles series is what inspired the idea of Psyche Sans Soma, the paranormal birth defect my main character, Olivia Black, was born with. I get this question from readers all that time, as well as many of them telling me I wrote the PSS phenomenon so realistically that, at first, they thought it was real and looked it up on the internet. And I think the reason for this is that I based PSS on something that actually exists known as Phantom Limb Syndrome.

You see, I had a friend who was in a bad accident and he had to have his leg amputated. Shortly after he was fitted for his prosthetic, I was over at his house and he was taking his first steps in the back yard. He got this amazed look on his face and said, “It’s weird, but I can feel the grass between my toes in the foot I don’t have anymore. And I had a cramp last night in the leg I don’t have anymore. My leg is gone, but my brain still thinks it’s there.”

When I got home that day, I did some research on Phantom Limb Syndrome and discovered it not only effects amputees but also people who were born without limbs in the first place. It seems, our brains are hard-wired to have a complete image of our body, even if that body never fully exists. And that fascinated me and sent me on a journey of imagination asking such questions as “What if children were born with visible phantom limbs made of energy? What special powers might those limbs hold? And how would society react to those who had them?”

And so Ghost Hand, the first book of my YA paranormal thriller series, was born. Since then, I’ve published book 2, Ghost Hold, and book 3, Ghost Heart, and I’ve just finished the final book of the series, Ghost Hope, which will be up for pre-order soon.

GET GHOST HAND FREE in e-book format at most major vendors to test out the series for yourself. It is also currently a featured novel on Wattpad.

AND FOR A LIMITED TIME get books 2 and 3 FREE in ebook by signing up for Ripley’s Booklist, my discount YA/NA e-book subscription list HERE TODAY: http://eepurl.com/bfMiy9

 Breaking News – Ghost Hope is now available for pre-order.

Buy at Amazon or  Google Books or Kobo

You can find out more about Ripley on her Website, Twitter, Facebook

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Rippley, and more! To enter, you need to find my favorite number in this post. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the SILVER TEAM and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!



And here are all the #TeamSilver members.

Check out all the wonderful hosts and their talented guests.

Go get those secret numbers!


A.G. Henley
Anne Zoelle
Annie Cosby
B. Kristin McMichael
CK Dawn
Corinne O’Flynn
Dale Furse
Deidre Mapstone
Delfy Hall
Eliza Tilton
Hilary Thompson
Jessica Hawke
Kimberly Loth
Lisa Voisin
Melanie Hooyenga
Meredith Zeitlin
Michael Alan Peck
Ripley Patton
Shonna Slayton
Ty Drago

Thank you so much for visiting my site.

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

10 lucky winners will receive gift certificates for eBooks of Curse. 2 will win the complete Wexkia trilogy as an eBook box set.

I can’t embed the Rafflecopter form on this blog but I have it up on my website.

Enter the Rafflecopter now!


Okay, I’ve given up on Rafflecopter. It just wouldn’t work for me.😦

So… instead. I will pop everyone who comments on this post in a hat, your names, not you personally, and pluck out 2 for the Wexkia trilogy and then 10 for eBook gifts of Curse.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Good luck!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Delfy Hall 

Link to next blog!




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