December 2017 Free Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 16th to 31st

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December 2017 Free Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 16th to 31st

Here it is, the middle of December and I really can’t tell in Omaha, NE. We should have at least some snow on the ground, but nada so far. Not that I’m complaining. The older I get, the more I HATE snow and the colder weather. Probably cuz I have to walk in it all the time. BRRR! But, it sure is pretty to look at from afar. LOL.

Below are the Creativia ebooks to round out the year. I hope you’ve found some good reads and new authors to follow. Don’t forget, they are free with your Kindle Unlimited subscriptions. As always, please leave reviews on Amazon. Thank you, and have a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Years.

DECEMBER 16, 2017

Talismans (The Wise Ones Book 1) by [Lowell, Lisa]   Blood Sister by [McKinnon, Kenna]

DECEMBER 17, 2017

Engaging The Dragon by [McKinnon, Kenna]   The Nemesis Cell by [Porter, Brian L.]

DECEMBER 19, 2017

The Angel of Soriano: A Renaissance Romance by [Alden, Stella Marie]

DECEMBER 20, 2017

Around The World In 80 Meals: The Best of Cruise Ship Cuisine by [Rubino, Diana]   A Prisoner Within by [Northup, J.M.]

The Devil's Bed by [Lamoreux, Doug]   Crushed Velvet by [Black, Silke]

DECEMBER 21, 2017

A Chronicle of Chaos (The Light and Shadow Chronicles Book 1) by [Cain, D.M.]

DECEMBER 22, 2017

Pigeon-Blood Red by [Duncan, Ed]

DECEMBER 23, 2017

The Last Hero by [Gaydas, Craig]   Until Us (The Black Harts MC) by [Kaitlyn, Amanda]

DECEMBER 24, 2017

Shadow of the Wolf by [Archibald, Malcolm]   Sapphyre (Runestar Chronicles Book 1) by [Komito, Jason]

Nature of the Witch by [Norwood, Helen T.]

DECEMBER 25, 2017

Erin Bailey is a Time Lord by [Scott, Jasmine]

DECEMBER 26 2017

Point and Shoot for Your Life by [Murphy, Robin]   The Malvern Mystery by [Swift, Helen Susan]

DECEMBER 27, 2017

Day of Rain: Rise of the False Prophet by [Hartway, C.A.]

DECEMBER 28, 2017

A Mersey Killing: When Liverpool Rocked, And The Music Died (Mersey Murder Mysteries Book 1) by [Porter, Brian L.]   High Plains Holiday (Love on the High Plains Book 1) by [Beaudelaire, Simone]

The Global View by [Liberman, W.L.]

DECEMBER 30, 2017

Divorcees.Biz by [Thornton, Eileen]   Watching Over the Watcher by [Beaudelaire, Simone]

DECEMBER 31, 2017

Quantum State by [Black, M.]

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Cover Reveal: Love Notes by Michelle Windsor

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Check out the cover for Author Michelle Windsor’s upcoming release, Love Notes!! It’s a stand-alone, contemporary romance that’s releasing early Spring 2018.
You can add it to your Goodreads TBR: https://goo.gl/pZr6ED
Check out the blurb below:
Justin Jeffries could be the boy next door. Except for the way he looks when he plays guitar and sings. From the moment I lay eyes on him, I’m lost. Lost in the deep blue eyes that seem to see in me what no one else could.
Sydney Porter is everything you’d expect from a small-town girl. But when she opens her perfect, pink mouth and quotes my favorite poet, I’m lost. Lost in the song with a voice that seems to speak just to me.
After a perfect summer of endless sunny days, sharing dreams and falling in love, Justin leaves to pursue his dream of becoming a successful song writer. Promises are made to reunite, but when Sydney discovers he’s taken something precious from her, all trust is shattered and love is lost. When they unexpectantly meet five years later, in the most unlikely of places, all Justin wants is forgiveness. But can she? What do you do when more than your heart is stolen?
#CoverReveal #Romance #StandAlone #Music #LoveNotes #MichelleWindsor #Bookstagram #GoodreadsTBR

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COVER REVEAL – TALLY by J.M. Northup

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TALLY

TALLY by J.M. Northup

A Polyamorous Romance

Published by Norns Triad Publications

Read Blurb:

Starved for love and fearing time is running out, attorney Tally Abram seeks the aid of her gay best friends, Lex and Ishkode Ackerman, in fathering the children she desperately wants. Will they comply? Will Tally find the family she craves? Or will her need for completion destroy the most important relationships in her life?

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This book explores the ideas of family structure, tri-parenting, and polyamorous relationships. It contains mature material and is not suitable for those under 18 years of age.

#nornstriad #nornstriadpub #nornstriadpublications #northup #romance#romancenovels #romancelovers #read #readers #ukreaders #books#romancebetweenlovers #romancebooks #LoveStory #LoveIsLove #LGBT#LBGTQ #LoveWins #Pride #bookbloggers

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WEEKLY USEFUL WRITER STUFF #6

I started the Weekly Writer Useful Stuff on my blog with good intentions. But it’s been almost 7 months since my last post. Yikes.

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At the time, I meant it as a useful reference for all the blog posts and articles I read during the week. Some way to keep them in one area, plus share them with fellow writers/authors. But, I’ve been overwhelmed with life and emails, and it just got out of hand. So much for good intentions.

I’ve still been collecting them. Well, actually, I’ve been keeping the emails, not reading them, and they just grew into this monster that took over my Inbox. I finally started adding them to a Word Doc. Below are posts/articles I felt were worth saving and sharing.  I have quite a few, so I think I’ll start with posts just from Kathy Steinenmann’s site. Her website is very useful for finding ways to replace those annoying, pesky filler and passive words.

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120 Ways to Say “Itchy”: A Word List for Writers

Too Many Sighs of Relief in Your Writing? 75 Alternatives

4 Guidelines for Stacked Modifiers

50 Alternatives for “Wink” in Writing

85 Alternatives for Clenched Fists: A Word List for Writers

Other Ways to Say “Sexy”: A Word List for Writers

200 Ways to Say “Angry”: A Word List for Writers

6 Ways to Reduce “-ly” Adverb Abuse: A Word List for Writers

100+ Ways to Say “Sad”: A Word List for Writers

Redundancies 102: 250+ Ways to Reduce Word Bloat

Other Ways to Say “Use”: A Word List for Writers

Alternatives for “But”: A Word List for Writers

Alternatives for “Because”: A Word List for Writers

Other Ways to Say “Get”: A Word List for Writers

Do You Overuse Similes with “Like”?

As you can see, her articles get right to the basics of writing. Her suggestions will help us clean up our manuscripts and make us proud of our published books. Our readers will appreciate it too.

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The Aching Darkness: A Dark Fantasy Anthology

The Aching Darkness

A Dark Fantasy Anthology

Parker Sinclair ~ Alexia Purdy ~ Jessica Ozment~ Robert Stock

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Sensuality, Madness, Tortured Souls, & Dangerous Beings

These pages contain thrilling short stories for the dark fantasy lover. Fight grotesque, body and soul consuming creatures, hacking off their limbs with sharp pointy weapons, as Dark Angel, Ilese, defends humanity, in A Darker Fall. Find your true power as the head witch in your ancient coven, while hiding a terrible secret costing you everyone you love in White Matron. Mind meld with killer, lover, and immortal, Joe Smith, in Lord of Blood. Travel to Sin City for a Post-Apocalyptic Vampire of Vegas story stocked with vampires and zombies in Brevity.

Depravity, Lies, Blood, Sex, & Magic

Will Set Your Pulse Pounding

Your Spine Tingling & Your Mind Reeling

Buy Links & Social Media

https://www.amazon.com/Aching-Darkness-Dark-Fantasy-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0778S662L

Website: http://TheAchingDarkness.wordpress.com

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheAchingDarkness/

Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/112458742802544

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A Darker Fall: A Dark Angel Novella

By Parker Sinclair

Dark Angel, Ilese, is part of an elite government team, Operation Quietus. Their mission, to destroy monsters unleashed by The Fallen, grotesque abominations created from the evil in the world when human lackeys in the drug, sex, and arms trade turn into beasts. Ilese is the only one who can annihilate them forever.

Though her heritage makes for a formidable soldier, Ilese lacks certain aspects of humanity that allows her to care profoundly for others. Yet, her second in command, Josh, may find a way to prove otherwise.

An on-going war, a crucial mistake, and a decision that could change everything; one where losing something real isn’t an option.

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White Matron: Deadly Secrets

By Jessica Ozment

Fey Westfall is a White Witch on the cusp of gaining her true power. Not only has she lost everything she knows and loves, she’s also on the verge of unraveling a complicated past that has an unbreakable bond with her destiny. For years, deceptive lies and altered memories shrouded the answers as to why her beloved mother disappeared when she was a child. Now, with her reign inevitable and her power surging; Fey is uncovering the agonizing truth.

Though the Westfall family has protected an entire village of magical beings cut off from the outside world for hundreds of years, the tradition required a tremendous sacrifice to hide the immeasurable arcane magic within Fey’s ancient coven. Now, the darkness they’ve created will fight to the ends of the Earth to escape, all under the guise of wanting nothing more than to dictate where the next Matron’s loyalties lie.

Can Fey overpower an unspeakable evil hiding within the depths of her soul? Or, will those closest to her reek of betrayal? One thing’s certain; she mustn’t find safety in the secrets that have already cost her everything.

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LORD OF BLOOD

By Robert Stock

Killer, lover, immortal; Joe Smith is a vampire that saves as many lives as he takes. He’s a surgeon, and a literal Lord of Blood, bending flesh and plasma to his will. In the ER, he performs miracles. In the darkness, he performs atrocities. But don’t worry, he only kills the bad ones…mostly.

The Trophy Room (Story one): The Lord of Blood heads to confession in “The Trophy Room”. Methinks it may be a bit bloody!

For Bathed in Blood (Story two): The Lord of Blood comes face-to-face with the Countess of Blood, Elizabeth Bathory. Will there be a bloodbath? Or will the sparks fly and burn down the barn?

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Brevity

By Alexia Purdy

Witnesses to the end of the world, two airmen race against a plague infecting the city of Las Vegas which turns people into blood thirsty creatures. Ground zero for outbreak, they’ll learn the ones responsible are closer than they thought and the city, under siege, will never be the same.

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December 2017 Free Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 1st to 15th

Tiger, Predator, Fur, Beautiful

December 2017 Free Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 1st to 15th

As you can tell by the pictures on my blog posts, I love animals and landscapes. I get most of my images free through PIxabay.com.

Here’s some good news for the faithful followers of Creativia’s discounted books. They’ve been signing a lot of new authors the last several months, and their books are just starting to make the promo list. So, you will see some new titles. YEAH!

Now, the bad news. Darn. Creativia also changed how they are handling the 99 cent sales. The promos used to run for 5 days. Now, they are only running for two, but they didn’t start the change until 12-07-17. So, if you see a book on the list from 12-07 forward, remember to snag the deal in two days. Otherwise, you’re shit out of luck. Or until 90 days later when it will run on promo again.

As before, click on the book cover to be taken to a preview of the book. From there you can buy it directly from Amazon. And PLEASE. Leave a review on Amazon for any books you’ve downloaded and read.

Thank you and enjoy the few days remaining in 2018. WooHoo. Of course, we still have to get through the hectic, overwhelming days before Christmas. LOL.

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Scarlet Angel by [Wilke, C. A.]   Artania: The Pharaoh's Cry by [Woodward, Laurie]

Loved By A Killer: A Sexy Paranormal Thriller by [Rabbiosi, C. F.]

DECEMBER 2,2017

The Flight of the Griffin by [Gray, C.M.]   The Eternals by [Ankers, Richard M.]

Ascension (Sabrina Strong Series Book 1) by [Bell, Lorelei]   Bleed to Love Her by [McGlone, David Andrew]

DECEMBER 3, 2017

Dark Vortex (Mated by Magic Book 1) by [Seabrook, Chantel, Alden, Stella Marie]   Mexican Hit Girl (Mason Church Book 1) by [Smith, S.C.]

A Shade of Innocence (The Illuminati Book 1) by [West, Jane]

DECEMBER 4, 2017

Alicia and the Light Bulb People in Star Factory 13 by [Roman, Barbara]

DECEMBER 5, 2017

   Antonia of Venice by [Peirson, Ellyn]   Way of the Moon Bear by [Green, Joseph E.]

DECEMBER 6, 2017

A Love Lost in Positano by [Rosano, D.P.]   The Whole of the Moon by [McManus, Kevin]

Utopia (Secrets of Aurora Book 1) by [Higgins, L.J.]

DECEMBER 8, 2017

The Running Game (Reachers Book 1) by [Fitzpatrick, L.E.]   Once Upon A Broken Dream: A Creativia Anthology by [Ankers, Richard M., Terry, Susan-Alia, Kane, Leo, Goodwin, J.W., Collier, Mari, Tetreault-Blay, Chris, Gulley, Amber, Gaal, Eve, Lynn, Michelle]

DECEMBER 9, 2017

The Phoenix Project by [Cain, D.M.]

DECEMBER 10, 2017

When the Music Ends (The Hearts in Winter Chronicles Book 1) by [Beaudelaire, Simone]   Unofficial Detective (Half-Wizard Thordric Book 1) by [Wells, Kathryn]

Watchers by [Boston, S.T.]

DECEMBER 11, 2017

The Trojan Project by [Thornton, Eileen]   Glastonbury by [Porter, Brian L.]

The Spyglass and the Cherry Tree (The Shadowland Chronicles Book 1) by [Beighton, Matt]

DECEMBER 12, 2017

The Hit-and-Run Man by [Bickley, Derrick R.]   Homecoming Queen by [Watts, Kerry]

Organo-Topia by [Decker, Scott Michael]   The Fargoer (The Fargoer Chronicles Book 1) by [Hannila, Petteri]

DECEMBER 13, 2017

Cradle of the Gods (The Soulstone Prophecy Book 1) by [Miller, Thomas Quinn]   What Haunts Me (Ghost Killer Book 1) by [Millmore, Margaret]

Dark Voyage by [Swift, Helen Susan]

DECEMBER 14, 2017

Only Twelve Days by [Thornton, Eileen]   Purple Death by [Porter, Brian L.]

The Keepers (Connor Chronicles Book 1) by [G, Dormaine]   Ashes to Ashes by [Mulak, Joseph]

Down To The Needle by [Deal, Mary]

DECEMBER 15, 2017

Call of the Goddess (Stormflies Book 1) by [Love, Elizabeth N.]   Vampir by [Dizon, John Reinhard]

Truthbearer: The Journeys of Connor Clark (The Gewellyn Chronicles Book 1) by [Erdman, Hans]

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December 2017 99 cent Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors 1st to 15th

Tiger, Predator, Pair, Fur, Beautiful

December 2017 99 cent Amazon Ebooks by @CreativiaPub Authors  1st to 15th

As you can tell by the pictures on my blog posts, I love animals and landscapes. I get most of my images free through PIxabay.com.

Here’s some good news for the faithful followers of Creativia’s discounted books. They’ve been signing a lot of new authors the last several months, and their books are just starting to make the promo list. So, you will see some new titles. YEAH!

Now, the bad news. Darn. Creativia also changed how they are handling the 99 cent sales. The promos used to run for 5 days. Now, they are only running for two, but they didn’t start the change until 12-07-17. So, if you see a book on the list from 12-07 forward, remember to snag the deal in two days. Otherwise, you’re shit out of luck. Or until 90 days later when it will run on promo again.

As before, click on the book cover to be taken to a preview of the book. From there you can buy it directly from Amazon. And PLEASE. Leave a review on Amazon for any books you’ve downloaded and read.

Thank you and enjoy the few days remaining in 2018. WooHoo. Of course, we still have to get through the hectic, overwhelming days before Christmas. LOL.

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Sallowed Blood by [Yates, Stuart G.]   Hearts in Winter: The Complete Collection by [Beaudelaire, Simone]

Source by [Abrams, Zach]

DECEMBER 2, 2017

The Witch with the Wonky Broomstick by [Cairns, Sam]

DECEMBER 3, 2017

Tears in the Fabric of Time by [Yates, Stuart G.]   Dream Lover and Other Tales by [RjCook]

Baylee Breaking by [Beaudelaire, Simone]

DECEMBER 4, 2017

Sunshine Spirit by [Willis, Barbara]   Dasvidaniya by [Liberman, W.L.]

Stand Up The Real by [Robinson, David Stuart]   The Stones of Earth and Air (Elemental Worlds Book 1) by [Sang, V.M.]

After the Interlude: A Dialogue about Death and Beyond by [Peirson, Ellyn, Ruhl, Andrew]

DECEMBER 5, 2017

The Crystal Clipper (The Moon Singer Book 1) by [Roman, B.]   The Bonding by [Hansen, Victoria]

Chasing The Wind by [Beishir, Norma, Beishir, Collin]   cancerwords by [Peirson, Ellyn]

DECEMBER 6, 2017

The Year I Slept by [Snee, Matt]   Camp Abahati: A Place, A Destination, A State of Mind by [Richards, Ronald]

Party to a Murder: A Lainey Quilholt Mystery by [Bell, Lorelei]

DECEMBER 7, 2017

Dominion Over All (Zak Bates Eco-Adventures Book 1) by [Swift, W. Bradford]   The Ghost Illusion by [Watts, Kerry]

Anything But Ordinary by [DeVault, Michael]   Ms. Maxwell & Son by [Beishir, Norma]

Forbidden City (Braeden's Path Book 1) by [Gallant, A.J.]

DECEMBER 8, 2017

Obsidian Alcatraz: An Evalyce Arcanepunk Novella by [d'Merricksson, J. Aislynn]   The Spirit of the Age by [Edwards, David Melville]

DECEMBER 9, 2017

Simply Does It by [Mole, Melanie]   Dolly Biters!: The Vampire Girls of Victorian London by [Voodini, Paul]

Corpses Say the Darndest Things (Nod Blake Mysteries Book 1) by [Lamoreux, Doug]   Keeping Katerina (The Victorians Book 1) by [Beaudelaire, Simone]

DECEMBER 10, 2017

Leather Apron, Jack the Ripper, and the Whitechapel Murders of 1888 by [Covell, Mike]

DECEMBER 11, 2017

Cara's Twelve by [Seabrook, Chantel]   The House on Blackstone Moor (The Blackstone Vampires Book 1) by [Gill, Carole]

DECEMBER 12, 2017

Dolor and Shadow (Tales of the Drui Book 1) by [Chrysler, Angela B.]

DECEMBER 13, 2017

The Naphil's Kiss by [Beaudelaire, Simone]   King of the Hoboes by [Dizon, John Reinhard]

Amor Maldito: Romantic Tragedies from Tejano Folklore by [Beaudelaire, Simone]  Amor Maldito: Las Tragedias Románticas del Folklore Tejano (Spanish Edition) by [Beaudelaire, Simone]

DECEMBER 14, 2017

Kiss Of Life by [Porter, Brian L.]

DECEMBER 15, 2017

Windrush (Jack Windrush Book 1) by [Archibald, Malcolm]   Addicted To Death by [Watts, Kerry]

Dracula's Demeter by [Lamoreux, Doug]

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#Bookreview of THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Henaff

THE AWKWARD SQUAD by Sophie Henaff.

Published by MacLehouse Press and translated from French to English by Sam Gordon.

Publication Date: 04-03-2018

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Suspended from her job as a promising police officer for firing “one bullet too many”, Anne Capestan is expecting the worst when she is summoned to H.Q. to learn her fate. Instead, she is surprised to be told that she is to head up a new police squad, working on solving old cold cases.

Though relived to still have a job, Capestan is not overjoyed by the prospect of her new role. Even less so when she meets her new team: a crowd of misfits, troublemakers and problem cases, none of whom are fit for purpose and yet none of whom can be fired.

But from this inauspicious start, investigating the cold cases throws up a number a number of strange mysteries for Capestan and her team: was the old lady murdered seven years ago really just the victim of a botched robbery? Who was behind the dead sailor discovered in the Seine with three gunshot wounds? And why does there seem to be a curious link with a ferry that was shipwrecked off the Florida coast many years previously?

MY REVIEW:

In this debut novel by Henaff, all the misfits and unwanted police officers are thrown into one squad; The Awkward Squad.  And the leader is Anne Capestan who has anger management issues of her own.  Their job is to solve all the old Cold Case files.  Out of the boxes of robberies, drug dealers, and other unsolved cases, two murder files come to light.  After years of being unsolved, how will they find the murderers and give the victims justice?

I haven’t read a crime/thriller for a while, and I’m glad I started with this one.  I hate reading crime books where I figure out the killer way before I’m supposed to.  Not with this case.  Henaff does an excellent job leading the reader through the crimes and the clues.  There’s a large cast of characters, but they are introduced slowly throughout the story, so we don’t get confused by who they are.  Another pet peeve of mine is an author drowning the reader in a mass of characters within the first few chapters.

Henaff’s characters are well-developed with their own demons to overcome.  The story is rich in detail and kept me engaged.  My favorite character is Eva Rosiere and her doggy companion. She’s loud, brash, and lonely. She found wealth and fame as a crime writer but also found herself ostracized by her fellow men in blue.

This is the first book in a series, and one I wouldn’t mind following. Especially if each episode is as exciting as this one. I also wonder, how many more of the unwanted officers will show up in the Squad?

Speaking of the Squad, the only part I found unbelievable is the squad itself.  In the US, any officers that had committed the crimes these people did would have been fired or retired.  They wouldn’t be shuffled around from department to department.  Maybe they have a different type of union in France that doesn’t allow that.

I received this ebook as a reviewer for Netgalley, and it does state it is an uncorrected version.  I just hope an editor does some work on it as the writing is passive and there are huge blocks of narration that need to be broken down to make the pace and story flow better.

If you’re looking for a new crime writer, I highly recommend this story, and I give it 4 stars..

Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Magnifying Glass, Loupe

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NORN’S TRIAD PUBLICATIONS: Who are we?

Several weeks ago, hell, months, now, I was approached by my good friend, Julie Northup.  She asked if I wanted to be a part of her publishing company.  I say ‘hers’ as she’s the CFO and brains behind it.  I was shocked and honored, to say the least.

THREE MONKIES

“I’m a nobody!” I said.

She told me that wasn’t true and I had talents they needed.

I’m still not sure what those are, but with tribulation, I said, “Okay.”

Actually, I’d already been thinking of sticking with something to do with writing when I retired.  After 36 plus years in insurance, I knew I was done with that.  Besides, I really like the indie author community.  So this was perfect for me.

The next several weeks were fun as we bounced around names and logos for our fledgling company.  We were all set with Northup Cate & Foley Publishing and using our initials for the logo.  In the meantime, Julie discovered Canva and went nuts coming up with different designs.  It was crazy.  We couldn’t decide on what we really wanted.  Some images looked very professional, while others were very fun, but not business appropriate.  We were just going around in circles.  Go figure.  Three women.  LOL.

However, what would happen if one of us left the partnership?  Our brand would be our initials.  So, I had this brilliant idea.  Who was the Goddess of books, libraries, and writers?  None other than, Baalat.  We loved the fact of using a unique name for our brand.  But, Julie pointed out the name could easily be confused with Ballot or Ballard.  So, it was a no go.  Sad smile

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Unknown to me, Julie loved Druids and their symbolic Ruins.  She’d also practiced Wicca, something I’ve always wanted to do.  She’s also Danish, like me.  And so is our other partner, Marine.  Go figure.  Fate strikes again.

Since there were three of us, all women, and we came together by Fate, Julie came up with the idea of using Norns for our name.  Norns were the Goddesses of Fate in Norse Mythology and referred to as either sisters or witches. 

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Their names are Urd “What Once Was” (Old Norse “Urðr”),Verdandi “What Is Coming into Being” (Old Norse “Verðandi”) and Skuld “What Shall Be” (Old Norse “Skuld”).  How appropriate!!  We fell in love with the concept, and hence our name, Norns Triad Publications.

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We are so excited about our new endeavor.  Unfortunately, since we are all fellow Creativia authors, we had to request our rights back from them before we can republish our books.  That’s a 90-day wait.  In the meantime, we are reediting, and in some cases, recovering our books.   Some of Julie’s books will be published first, as she had already planned for this.  Hopefully, by next month.

For me, I pulled my Excalibur series, and they will be ready for republication in January.  WooHoo!  This also meant a delay on the 3rd and 4th books in the series.  I am so sorry about that.  I wanted Karrin: Warrior Child published by now.  Oh well, some things can’t be helped.  But, I did come up with a new cover for The Revenge of Excalibur.  Jessica, from The Magic Quill Graphics, designed it for me.  She did an amazing job and I’m thrilled to show it to you.  Just not now.  HAHA.

What we really need right now, are followers.  We don’t have a newsletter yet, as I’m waiting to get my rights back on my short stories.  But, you CAN follow us on our WEBSITE, TWITTER, or FACEBOOK.

Now, it’s time to meet my new partners: Julie Northup & Marnie Cate.  They each have their own bragging rights in the indie community.

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Not only is Julie an Amazon Bestselling author, she’s been helping and promoting authors for years.  She’s the one that helped me get signed up with Creativia.  She does book reviews and amazing interviews.  She also has a very active FB page where authors post their new releases and promo books.  You can follow Julie on her WEBSITE, or her FACEBOOK GROUP.  If you’re a reader, her Facebook group is the place to be.

To be honest, I didn’t know Marnie before we became partners.  I knew she was a fellow Creativia author, but that was it.  I’ve yet to read any of her books, but I’ve heard she’s a great writer.  Check out her WEBSITE to see her books.  Marnie also helps the indie community with her vlogging channel on YouTube called Indies Insights.  Her segments are featured under the very popular site GoIndieNow.  You can also follow her on her FACEBOOK PAGE.

As you can see, I’ve partnered up with two highly intelligent and beautiful women.  Why they picked me I have no idea.  But I’m really looking forward to making our new Company a success.  Here’s to NORNS TRIAD PUBLICATIONS.

 

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NOBODY KNOWS sale by Rebecca Barber

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Sale Dates : 22-28 November through Amazon

Nobody Knows – $0.99

http://amzn.to/21n5nvk – Amazon US

http://bit.ly/1VIWQMe – Amazon AU

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Gillian Dempsey must find a reason to go on…

Easier said than done after a rare virus robs her of both parents. Left alone and confused, the mourning nineteen-year-old flees to her three best friends, who receive her with open arms.

Her parents give her more than an inheritance—they give her a second chance at life…

When Gillian is left with some properties in her parents’ will, she assigns them to a real estate agent to manage. Joel Matthews takes the job, but he quickly becomes more than a business associate. After a string of fortunate coincidences, Gillian and Joel spend a passionate night together—after which Joel all but vanishes from her life.

But they still have unfinished business, and Gillian won’t allow him to slip away—especially with her heart.

Life is a roller coaster of tragedy and joy…

Gillian reels him in, and soon the two are married. Gillian’s heart expands even more when they receive the news of their first pregnancy. But after the baby is born, things aren’t the same. Joel becomes distant…resentful. And then the abuse begins. Darkness consumes their marriage—only to get worse.

While Gillian tries to hold her family together, it seems Joel is doing everything to tear them apart. But just one slip of his temper makes all the difference, because this time, there’s no turning back.

Maybe being abused can be endured, as long as Nobody Knows…until someone ends up dead.

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