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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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Heavy – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Picking up her cat, she realized Mickey was starting to feel a bit heavy and decided to put him on a diet, no matter how much he might dislike it. As if sensing her intent, the black and white cat squirmed in her arms until she let go, and landed on the floor with a heavy thud of his feet and dashed away.

 

 

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In Sentence prompt, “heavy”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2018/10/16/tuesdayuseitinasentence-heavy/


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The Strange Nudges & Signs From The Universe That Encourage You To Keep Writing đź’• #AmWriting #SundayBlogShare #Writing

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Sometimes we need a little encouragement to keep going, whilst working on a difficult draft. Writing a novel is not for the faint hearted, (especially romance novels).

Support, confidence and hope can come from all sorts of places; family, friends, writer friends, Twitter friends, Facebook groups, writer craft books, podcasts, a neighbour and even the family dog.

It can also come from the universe in the form of a nudge or a sign.

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75+ Writing Quotes To Revive Your Writing Inspiration – by Derek Haines…

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on Just Publishing Advice:

Great writing starts with getting words on the page

The writing process begins once you find the inspiration.

You can close your eyes and wait for the thoughts and feelings to arrive to get your ideas flowing. 

But sometimes the waiting can seem like forever. So you try to listen to music or watch TV to find sources of inspiration. You might go for a walk to do a little “people watching”.

All writers know how the process works or doesn’t work when you sit down to write a story or even blog posts. Some might call it a writer block, writer’s block, laziness or procrastination.

But it doesn’t matter what you call it. It is part and parcel of creative writing. From the time you started writing, you must have experienced this idea void many times.

Perhaps the next time it happens…

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In The Cards – Stream Of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Hillary left the fortune teller’s shop feeling a mixture of happiness and dread. The tarot card reading she’d gotten had turned up both the Death card and the Lovers card along with the Wheel of Fortune, and Hillary wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Was she going to meet her soul mate? Was someone going to die? What did the cards mean? The fortune teller hadn’t been very clear on that part. Maybe she needed to go to a different fortune teller.

As she walked along, thinking of various scenarios of how the cards might play out, Hillary passed by an alleyway. As she did, she heard a small, faint meowing coming from the alley. She walked into the alley and searched for the source of the sound.

At the back of the alley was a pile of junk. As Hillary drew closer to it, she heard the meowing again and could just barely make out a pair of tiny yellow eyes peering out from among the junk.

The eyes were near the ground, in the crack between a couple of large pieces laying near each other. Hillary knelt down to get a closer look, and as she did, a scrawny ginger tabby kitten crawled out and walked slowly towards her.

Hillary carefully reached out a hand towards the kitten, and it came close enough that she could pet it. The kitten was small and thin and looked half starved. Hillary felt sorry for it. She carefully tried to pick up the kitten, and it let her.

The kitten purred as she held it in her hands, and it looked up at her and let out a small mew.

That decided it.

“You’re so sweet,” she told the kitten. “I’m going to take you home with me. I can’t leave you out here and let you starve to death.”

As she left the alley with the kitten, she genuinely smiled for the first time in a long time as she made plans to stop into a nearby store to get some supplies for the kitten and to take it to the vet in the morning for a checkup.

In the back of her mind, she realized the tarot cards had been right, after all.

 

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Note: Death card meaning: change, endings, beginnings, transitions, transformations. Lovers card meanings:  love, union, relationships, choices, alignment of values. Wheel of Fortune card: good luck, karma, destiny, a turning point.

 


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

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 6/18


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Abandon – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

His friends tried to get him to abandon his efforts, telling him she would never accept a guy a like him, but he refused to abandon hope and resumed his wooing of her with an almost reckless abandon.

 


This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt, “abandon”:

https://stephaniecolpron.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/tuesdayuseitinasentence-abandon-2/


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World Domination – Stream Of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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Lisa and Mac were in the living room, watching TV, when their cat came into the room and jumped up on the windowsill. The couple turned their attention to the gray tabby cat and watched him as he sat there and gazed intently out the window for a few minutes. The cat’s ears perked up at the sight of something in the backyard and he let out a small mew.

“Do you want to go outside, Silver?” Lisa asked the cat.

Silver jumped from the window and went over to the door, and Lisa got up to let him out.

Lisa went over to the window to watch, curious what had caught the tabby’s attention. Surprised at what she saw, she motioned Mac to join her.

“I wonder what’s going on?” she asked at the sight of a Silver sitting with a group of about a half-dozen other cats. They didn’t appear to be angry with each other or anything. They were just sitting there, staring at each other.  It was, she thought, as if they were having a meeting.

She mentioned the idea to Mac, who laughed and said jokingly, “Yeah, it’s probably a meeting about their plans for world domination. You know cats are plotting to take over the world, don’t you?”

Lisa and Mac laughed and returned to the couch to watch TV.

Outside, Silver and the others continued their conversation, not knowing that Lisa and Mac were on to them.

“So, how is everything going with you, #13?” Silver asked of the tuxedo cat to his left.

“Fairly well, Sir,” he answered.” I’ve about got my human subject trained to feed me on command. I still have to work on getting her to let me out when I ask. She doesn’t like for me to go outside for some odd reason. I keep having to slip out when I can to make these meetings.”

“And you, #7?” Silver asked of the Siamese to his right. “How goes your training of the humans?”

“Very well, Sir,” she replied. “They adore me so much, they will do anything I want. Although, they do need to work a bit more on cleaning out my litter boxes better.”

“And the training of my humans seems to be going well enough,” said Silver. “There are a few things that still need work, such as treats and more play time. But overall it sounds like the training of humans is going well. Soon, I think we will be able to move on to the next phase of our plans for world domination. We’ll meet back here again in a week to report on our progress. Dismissed!”

The clowder of cats broke up to return to their respective homes, their humans none the wiser about what the cats were truly up to.

 

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

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 29/18