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Chronicles of Riss – 5-Star Review

Okay, I admit to being a little slow and behind the times on checking things like this. I just noticed the other day that my book, the short-story anthology Chronicles of Riss, actually got a 5-star review – 4 years ago! Shame on me. Shame, shame. But it’s easy to not think about things like this when you’re busy all the time with other things.

Anyway, here’s a screenshot of the review.

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5-star review for Chronicles of Riss (ignore the broswer tabs)

“A very good read, love all the adventures. Very well written. Highly recommend this book.”

Okay, so it’s not a very in-depth review, but still, I’m glad they enjoyed the stories. The review is very much appreciated, and I thank whoever in Canada left it.

 

You can get your own copy of Chronicles of Riss on Amazon by clicking here. And don’t forget to check out the original Adventures in Sorcery book, Kismet and Tell  or the children’s book The Little Italian Traveling Chair.


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Bored Of Self-Isolation? Go On An Adventure Instead #Fantasy #Kids #Book #Sale

If you’re bored being stuck at home in quarantine or self-isolation because of COVID-19, why don’t you try to escape for while and go on some fun, lighthearted Fantasy adventures instead.

To get things started, I’m putting my Fantasy short story anthology on sale to make things a little easier on your pockets.

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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.

Chronicles of Riss will be on sale for $0.99 for the Kindle starting April 8, 2020 until the end of the month.

And although it’s not on sale, you can also get the first Adventures in Sorcery book:

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Marissa “Riss” Cobalt is a young sorceress-for-hire known throughout the world not only for her blue hair and temper but also for helping people with their problems if the money is right. So naturally, when the nephew of one of the ruling lords of the city of Westover disappears while searching for a legendary treasure, Riss is called on. Since she’s on retainer to the lords, she has no choice but to accept, despite feeling there’s more going on than she’s being told.

Get Kismet And Tell in e-book or paperback from Amazon here.

If you need a new book for the kids to enjoy and help them escape being cooped up in the house, how about letting them go on an adventure traveling around the world and visiting different countries without even leaving the house.

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Young Luca receives a handmade wooden chair from his grandfather for Christmas – a chair that comes to life for him and takes the small boy traveling to different countries.
This book is recommended for ages 7 and up.

Let your child join young Luca on his travels and learn a little about places like Germany, France, and Egypt. Get The Little Italian Traveling Chair in paperback on Amazon here.

 


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Chronicles of Riss On Sale – $0.99 Early Cyber Monday Sale

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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.

 

Guess what? I’ve put the e-book version of my short-story collection, Chronicles of Riss, on sale. This early Cyber Monday sale will run from now through (at least) Cyber Monday. So get it now on Amazon for the low, low price of just US $0.99!

 

(Note: as of 12/13/19, it has returned to regular price)

 

And while you’re at it, why not take a look at my other books, Kismet and Tell and the children’s book The Little Italian Traveling Chair.

 


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The Little Italian Traveling Chair

A few months back, I was asked to write some children’s short stories, to be turned into a book. And now, that book is finally available.

Introducing, The Little Italian Traveling Chair!

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Young Luca is given a wooden chair for a Christmas, a gift made especially for him by his grandfather. It’s no ordinary chair, though. This chair comes to life for Luca and takes the small boy traveling to different countries.

Join Luca and his magic traveling chair on their adventures as they travel from Italy to explore new places.

Recommend for ages 7 and up.

Available now in paperback from Amazon.


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How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

Lately, I’ve taken to writing little stories or the occasional poem for the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, but this time the prompt is to use a book title – either one that you’re reading or one nearby – and write the post based on the book title and what it brings to mind.

Now, I have a couple of books I’m currently reading, but their titles don’t work too well with this prompt, but one I have nearby to read next seemed to be promising, so I’m gonna see what I can do with it. That book is by the humorist, The Oatmeal, and is called How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You.

Now, as a cat lover and former cat owner (my Shadow has been gone almost a year), I’ve heard people talk about cats being evil and plotting to kill you, and I don’t really believe it to be true (as some people tend to do) and instead consider myself part of the larger cat-loving community who joke about it instead.

That being said, my mind has also tried to go through some memories to see if there might have been any indications of Shadow’s plotting or failed attempts to kill me. Some possibilities include:

*The many times he would climb up in my lap, reach up, put his paws on my shoulders, and lick my earlobes while purring and kneading my shoulders. I thought it was just an endearing habit, an indication of his contentment and happiness with me, and seeing me as his “mommy”. But maybe the kneading (with claws extended) and licking were something more, like he was trying to “soften” me up and get a taste?

*Jumping up on my dresser and shelves in the middle of the night, knocking stuff over. I thought it was just to get my attention, to get me up so I’d put him outside. Maybe he was trying put stuff on the floor for me to trip over in the dark, instead?

*Getting chummy with his poodle fur-sister, Cinnamon (see my main blog photo, above). On the surface, it appeared they had learned to get along like family. But maybe Shadow was actually recruiting her to his cause, because they both would be constantly underfoot (and especially Cinnamon), making it hard to walk without tripping over them, and in the kitchen in particular.

*Then there’s this photo, where he seems to be saying, “Fire up this grill, or else.”

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*And too, he was a black cat, a “ninja” cat, as many in the cat community refer to them, and he was constantly practicing his hiding skills outside:

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Hmm.. I don’t know. Maybe there is some truth to it, after all?


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

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 15/17

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Cover Wars With Chronicles of Riss

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My short story collection, Chronicles of Riss, is part of Cover Wars on Author Shout this week! Please stop by and give it a vote, if you would be so kind. You can vote once a day (once every 24 hours). The winner becomes Book of the Week and gets some promotion for the week.

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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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18 Things Everyone Who’s Addicted To Buying Books Will Understand

Guilty on multiple counts. And yes, that shelf does remind me of mine.

 

 

via 18 Things Everyone Who’s Addicted To Buying Books Will Understand


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Early Black Friday Sale – Get My Book, Chronicles of Riss, For Only 99 Cents!

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Join the young mercenary sorceress Marissa “Riss” Cobalt as she recounts some of her early escapades, such as confronting evil sorcerers, searching for treasure, dueling metal golems, finding a stolen show dog, and more.

 

 

 

I’m kicking off the holiday shopping season with my own “Black Friday” sale!

Don’t miss this chance to get my e-book Fantasy short story collection, Chronicles of Riss (the prequel to the novel Kismet and Tell) on Amazon for the low, low price of only 99 cents!! That $2 off the SRP! What a bargain! 😀

Escape the hectic chaos of the Thanksgiving holiday with some fun, fantasy, magic, and mayhem, or get the book as a present for someone you know who’d like it.

Chronicles of Riss will be on sale all week, so you have plenty of time. I will keep it at the $0.99 sale price through Cyber Monday (11/28/2016).

Get Chronicles of Riss on Amazon here.

Get Kismet and Tell on Amazon  here (it’s also available in paperback).