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Available Now – Chronicles of Riss: Adventures in Sorcery Paperback Edition

It’s here! It’s finally here! Woohoo!

What is? The paperback edition of my book, Chronicles of Riss: Adventures in Sorcery, that’s what! After debating it for a while, I finally decided to have a paperback version of this short story collection. And now it’s here and Chronicles of Riss is no longer only available as an ebook. Now, those of you who prefer to hold an actual book in your hand to read instead of an e-reader can enjoy this book full of fun, fantastical adventures.

 

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Confronting evil sorcerers. Fighting monsters. Dueling metal golems. Searching for a sea monster. Hunting lost treasure. Finding a missing show dog. Competing in talent contests. Helping lost children. These are just some of the widely varied exploits that the young mercenary sorceress Marissa “Riss” Cobalt shares in this second Adventures in Sorcery book. Riss reveals how she ended up as a mercenary and chronicles some of the many adventures, ranging from fun to serious, that she’s had prior to the events of Kismet and Tell.

 

 

 

 

Get it now on Amazon by clicking here.

You can get the ebook version on Amazon here and at other online bookstores, like Barnes & Noble.

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Grounded – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Lydia stood on her doorstep and kissed her date goodnight. As he turned and walked back to his car, she unlocked her door and stepped inside, a big smile on her face. The date had been wonderful and she felt on top of the world.

Having locked the door behind her, she turned to walk into the living room, planning to relax on the couch and relive the fun date in her mind. The sight that beheld her eyes quickly dragged her down from Cloud Nine and grounded her in reality, ruining her good mood.

Knickknacks lay scattered on the floor, having been pushed off the shelves of her desk, curio cabinet, and entertainment center. The side of her fairly new sofa had scratches. There was a hairball on the rug, under the coffee table.

Afraid of what else she’d find, she went into the kitchen. Scraps of chicken lay on the floor underneath a torn trash bag that had been hanging on the doorknob of the back door. Anger building, she went to the bathroom and found the toilet paper roll had been completely unrolled and scraps of it were littered about.

Losing her cool at last, she stomped around the house, shouting, “All right, mister! That does it! You’re grounded! You’re not allowed outside for a month!”

Not finding the culprit in any of the bedrooms, she made her way to the laundry room, where she finally found the orange tabby cat curled up on top of the laundry basket and sleeping the sleep of the innocent – or in this case, the not-so-innocent, as Lydia could tell from the small piece of toilet paper stuck to a paw.

The cuteness of the sleeping cat melting her anger, Lydia just shook her head and sighed. Letting the cat sleep, she left the laundry room and proceeded to clean up after the cat, muttering as she left that he had better remember what he did when she refused to let him outside later.

 

 

Image is from my Pinterest

 

 

This post is part of the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, “ground”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 12/19

 

 


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A Few Author Myths Debunked (I Hope)

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This is coming late because I missed this day on the scheduling.  I think.  Anyway, I had a post I was going to do Sunday that I’ll do now.  It’s kind of a rant, but I’m sure people can relate in some fashion.

One of the most FRUSTRATING things in my life is that people seem to assume they know how I function as an author.  Others believe they know everything about writing even though they don’t do it themselves.  A lot of assumptions are made and this leads to invasions of what little free time I have to do writing.  For example, I get events sprung on me when I get a weekend that my son is with his mother.  People see this time as me being ‘free’ to hang out the whole time, but I see it as potential writing time.  I can try to do both, but…

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10 Unique Greeting Cards For Book Lovers 📚 #Bookish #BookBlogger

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I haven’t written anything for days. As a binge writer these word droughts are familiar. During these dry spells my book addiction flourishes.

As I am itching to create something I have designed some unique (Lucy Mitchell style 🙈) greeting cards for book lovers.

This is what happens to me when I don’t write, I do nutty things like this.

As a book lover myself, I have come up with some of my own greeting card designs tailored for book lovers, book nerds, book worms and bookish people.

Sadly this is not the start of a greeting card business, just a vent for unused creative energy.

So, let’s dive in!

  1. This is for the book lover who struggles to stop buying new books.

Happy Birthday!2. This is for the book lover who hears their favourite author is unwell.

Happy Birthday!-23. This card would be for a helpful neighbour of a book lover.

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About The Trees – One-liner Wednesday #1linerWeds

After I saw this article about US cities losing 36 million trees a year, all I could think about was this meme:

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Found on a Google image search & put on my Pinterest

 

It’s sad but true.

 

 

This post is part of the One-liner Wednesday prompt:

One-Liner Wednesday – Same thing