Friday, October 14, 2016

The Oracle's Amulet is here!

It's official The Oracle's Amulet is now available for pre-order on Amazon for Kindle. You can pre-order your copy here.

The Oracle’s amulet is missing. With its power, a nation can be brought to its knees and a mighty queen reduced to a mere puppet in the hands of her betrayer. In search of the amulet, an old enemy and an unlikely ally are in Pathen seeking the First Greaneth’s help. In the meantime, Mellis has his hands full with a visitor from Velesi—a young elf looking for his “uncle.”

Their quest for the amulet leads them back to Velesi and into Nyloth Woods. The journey takes them into treacherous territory, where danger comes in many forms. For Alorn, repressed memories open old wounds, and the need to silence the weeping he’s lived with since childhood. Mellis discovers the true essence of the Silverfish and its connection to the girl with the purple shark birthmark.

The Oracle’s Amulet leads the Greaneths to a world of wonder and conspiracy, of beauty and death. And the discovery of the amulet’s true purpose will change Alorn’s life forever.

The Oracle's Amulet will be released on Amazon 
November 25, 2016
Available for Kindle Only

The Oracle's Amulet is now available for pre-order at the special price of $1.99. And since November 25th is Black Friday we will continue with the $1.99 price all day. The launch price of $2.99 will be in effect on November 26, 2016.


Until next time, good reading to all!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Binding - The Graphic Novel

Visit us on Kickstarter!
It's happening! We're taking the Velesi trilogy to the graphic novel realm! I'm very excited to share this news with you and hope you will join me on this next journey for Lily and Tharin and the elves of Velesi!

We start with The Binding, breaking it down into 5 limited edition issues. Once all issues are done, they will be combined into one complete graphic novel. The success of this project will be used as a template for the remaining two books: The Drifting and The Whispering.

To help me put their story into illustrated form I have brought on board Las Vegas local artist, Tia Sifford who will be responsible for the main graphics. Also joining our team is California based Rita Fatu. Rita is our lead cover artist for all cover issues. At a later date we will bring on a letterer to help complete this project.

Pledges will help pay for all artists, letterer, supplies and materials, and the two major elements in making this project happen: printing and distribution.

Please, take a moment and visit our page, review the rewards tier and make a selection.

Although there are several rewards listed, my theory is if everyone pledges the $1 reward, we would reach our goal before the campaign ends.

Thank you so much for your support and much love from Velesi!

Until next time, good reading to all!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

REVIEW: Daughter of the Drackan: Book 1 of Gyenona's Children

I had to give it a day before writing this review for this new Dark Fantasy by Kathrin Hutson. It's rare when a story eats at me to not only read it nonstop until I reached the end, but continue to force myself to remember to "sip and not gulp" it in its entirety. And that's how this masterpiece should be read; nice and slow in order to take in all the imagery, the well developed characters, the background scenery and the nooks and cranny that is the Daughter of the Drackan.

Hutson's ability to thread words together to bring to life a tale of courage, discovery, loss, love and death, in ways only true master storytellers can, is...well, I have no word for it. Words such as amazing, outstanding, brilliant...are trivial and doesn't come close to describe her writing. I couldn't put the book down, and when I had no choice, the story nagged at me constantly until I was able to return. The characters, those of human and drackan kind, are vivid and full of colors. Their fears, needs, wants, joy and frustration become yours and you will find disconnecting with them a difficult task.

You will discover Keelin and how she came to be raised by an elderly drackan. When she begins to have blackouts that she can't explain, the world of man pulls at her to find her answers. Her loyalty is tested, her fear becomes her strength. She becomes divided. In the world of drackan she is Keelin, in the world of man she is Kaht-Amvir. Two different women, one body and soul.

Keelin's story is a complex one, but is expertly told with ease. Her's is a story well captured and should be released over and over again by many. Ms. Hutson is a true storyteller.

There is a preview of the sequel included at the end that is so tantalizingly delicious and insanely cruel I wanted to reach out and strangle the storyteller. Well played, Ms. Hutson, well played.

This is a great read and I highly recommend it. Click on the book cover and it will take you directly to its Amazon page.

Until the next time, good reading to all!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Talion Witch is Here!

It's official! The Talion Witch is now available on Amazon for Kindle. You can order your copy here.

Yes, our beloved elves are in Pathen and it looks like they will be sticking around for awhile. So, pour yourself a drink (Coke or hot tea for me), find a secluded area in your home, get comfortable and come along on a new adventure with our boys from Velesi.

NOTE: Please read responsibly. Please take an occasional break and do the following:

  • Wash the children at least once a day.
  • I believe there is a law that you must feed them, too; 3 times a day is good.
  • The same feeding rule applies to your pets (and your spouse).
  • Occasionally look up and connect with your mate; a quick glance should do.
  • Stay hydrated and eat pie.
  • And don't forget to call in to work; you'll need the income to purchase the upcoming books in the series.
  • But most importantly, don't hate the author when your favorite character is killed in the middle of the most extraordinary romantic scene ever!!!

For me, it was an adventure in itself to bring Alorn and Mellis back after such a long break. It was an endearing task and giving life to a new world for them (and us) was most invigorating for me. I love this new series (already working on Book 2), and I hope you will come to love it, too.

Enjoy and share, share, share!

Until next time, good reading to all!

PS: The good, the bad or the ugly...whichever way you found the story, please don't forget to leave a review on Amazon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Talion Witch - Book Cover and Release Date

I am excited to share with you the new cover for the Greaneth Series: Book 1 - The Talion Witch.

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Click on the cover to pre-order on Amazon.

Book Blurb:
It has been a year since the First and Third Greaneth of Velesi arrived in Pathen. In that time, Alorn and Mellis have hunted and sent back some of the UnderRealm’s deadliest of demons that escaped during the Closing. But a new threat has been awakened by the expected arrival of new blood which will open the gateway for an ancient evil to return to Velesi. She is called The Talion Witch, and she will stop at nothing to take vengeance against those who exiled her to the realm of Pathen. Unfortunately for our heroes, one of their own possesses the new blood and the Talion Witch is killing all who stand in her way to get it. However, before they can get to the Witch, they must first face the deadly, but beautiful, Sister Assassins and a horde of shimodos—demon dogs.

Welcome to Pathen.

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And the adventure begins...

The Greaneth Series: Book 1 - The Talion Witch will be available on Amazon for Kindle November 25, 2015. Pre-order is now available on Amazon.

A special thank you to Ms. Char Adles for another fabulous cover! You can reach this amazing talent at Char is one the sweetest artist I have had the pleasure of working with.

Until next time, good reading to all!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

1st Week $20 Gift Card

It's The Talion Witch Thursday! As I mentioned in my earlier post, for the next 5 weeks there will be a $20 Amazon Gift Card give-away. This will happen every Thursday. And, to add to that, I'll post snippets from the upcoming book. For your chance to win the gift card, Comment, Like and Share this post. The winners will be announced on the following Mondays.

"I’m on my feet and on the move. Even though I can outrun the beasts, the lamb reminds me that it came from somewhere—somewhere, where there are people."

Alorn Luna
The Talion Witch

PS: Please note that depending on the level of your FB security, your post may not be available for me to look at even though you've Shared. This is all FB and not, just a heads up. If I can't see it, I can't call it.

Until next time, good reading to all!

Monday, October 12, 2015

And the winners are....

I want to thank everyone who participated in last weeks promotion. My goal was to hit 2,500 downloads of the trilogy...we hit 7,100! I'm so grateful! Thank you so very much.

The winners are listed below. Please, be sure to message me your email address (at so that I can gift you the ebook of The Talion Witch upon its release. Congratulations to all the winners...and to everyone who're the best!  Mucho love!  

- Jodie Hinnen
- Yna Marie Ascarez
- Sandi Thrush
- Nick L.
- Mariella Salvemini
- Ken Boone
- Regina Severdia-Metzger
- Allana Townsend
- C'Patrick Simacio
- Meryl Wright

Until next time, good reading to all!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Velesi Trilogy FREE

Yup! That's right, all three ebooks of the Velesi Trilogy for Kindle will be FREE all week next week. From Monday, October 5th through Friday, October 9th. The FREE giveaway is to celebrate the upcoming release of The Talion Witch, Book 1 of the Greaneth Series. In The Talion Witch there are many references to the trilogy that readers who have read them will pick up on right away. However, not for those who haven't read the trilogy. 

At the end of the week (10/9) five selected participants will each win one free ebook of The Talion Witch for Kindle. For your chance to win, just post a Comment, "Like" and Share to win. I will announce the winners at 3:00 pm (PST).  

This will be the only time all three books will be FREE. So, if you haven't read the trilogy you may be lost reading The Greaneth Series. Be ready to get your FREE ebook of the trilogy next week. 

My apologies for the delay. I meant to put this out this morning but I was finishing up a chess game with a blue banshee, continued my sword battle with a stubborn samurai and played hide and seek with a sea snake (son of a biscuit eater kept finding me).

Until next time, good reading to all!


Friday, June 12, 2015

REVEIW: Lionel Goes to Camp

Paul R. Hewlett's third installment of his Lionel's Adventure series has been released and now available. 

This time around we go off to camp with Lionel and the mysterious and magical Walbaun foot. As hard as Lionel is careful when asking for wishes from the Walbaun, it always turns out to be more trouble than what he actually wished for. However, this time, the lessons from the wishes leads Lionel to his one true wish...finding his father. With a determination and focus beyond his years, Lionel wishes to be with his father, but instead of taking him directly to his dad, the Walbaun takes him into a dusty attic. There he finds clue about his father and the Order of the Arrow, but nothing else. Lionel is convinced that going to camp is the answer to all his questions.

The clues in his possession, Lionel is convinced that going to camp will help him find his father. So, he convinces his mother to let him go, not an easy task. But once she agrees, Lionel's first time away from home (and away from his brother, Feeney), he is propelled into a new adventure. You will meet familiar characters, Carrie (to his joy) and Tad Winters (not so enjoyable) and new faces, Paul Bunyan (you just have to read the book to get the reference) and his bookend buddy. You will also meet the camp counselors (very nice), the kitchen ladies (not so nice) and...a bank robber!

But there's more than seeking clues to finding his father. Lionel makes a decision to help another camper and finds himself blamed for something so terrible as punishment he is sent to work in the kitchen for a week. There he learns about hard work and how to deal with a mean-spirited kitchen lady. He also learns how to deal with being bullied by Tad with the help from some friends. And, of course, his anticipated face to face with Carrie.

And throughout his adventure at camp, the Walbaun foot is always within his reach. Will the magical foot help Lionel in his quest to find his father, or cause more trouble than Lionel can handle? Will he find his father and be a part of the Order of the Arrow? But most importantly, will he win the camp's scavenger hunt and spend a day at Lake Yellowhorn with Carrie? Find out in Lionel Goes to Camp.

Also, meet Lionel where it all began in Lionel and the Golden Rule, and Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas. Enjoy!


Until next time, good reading to all!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Introducing C. Patt - Reign Drops

When I first started the Velesi journey, I knew nothing about the publishing world. I knew The Binding was a story that I enjoyed, loved actually, and I wanted to share it. Not because I completed a manuscript, but because I was so involved in my characters’ lives, who and what they developed into, that I just wanted to introduce them to the world. However, being a novice, I had no clue how to get it out there. I am happy to say that The Binding, along with The Drifting and The Whispering, made it into a few hands, but not without help from a few friends. I'm not talking about people I have known all my life or about family, because no matter what, they will always be my support system. I’m talking about complete strangers who were taking the same journey I was with their own beloved stories: the indie authors.

In our quest to bring to others (somebody, anybody) our creative endeavors that had taken over our lives for a short period of time (because time waits for no author, so we must move onto other stories), somehow along the way, strangers became part of our support team. Our cheerleaders, our counsel and a shoulder to share the hurt and disappointment of a 1 Star review; very few are seldom pleasant.

When I was crushed by my first negative review I reached out to the Poster Girl of self-published authors, Darcy Chan. To my surprise, she recognized a drowning fellow author and threw me a life-line. She wrote, "Write what makes you happy, write for yourself and then for your readers...and grow some tough skin." Wise words.

There have been many others who stuck out their hands when the climb up the literary hill was too daunting. Trust me, there were days when the hill became a mountain. I’ve been encouraged, inspired and moved by the generosity of authors such as Hollie Westring, Paul R. Hewlett, Ariana BrowningLauren SweetLiz SchulteLani Wendt Young, Sieni A.M. and so many others. I believe that the best way of thanking someone is to turn around and help another the same way these lovely authors have helped me in the past.

With that being said, I'd like to introduce new indie author C. Patt. Her new novel REIGN DROPS is now available on Amazon for Kindle for only $0.99. You can go directly to the Amazon page by clicking here

Dalia never took much stock in the prophecy that surrounded her and her sisters. Generations had come and gone with no change. Sent away to school at a young age, she counted her blessings and worked hard to keep them. When mysterious deaths start occurring in her village, she must return home to help her sisters anyway she can. Caught in the middle as the legend comes to life she must scramble to decide between life and death to save her people.


Until next time, good reading to all!