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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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Days Of Yore – Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS

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“Long ago in days of yore,” said the old man sitting in the chair at the front of the room, “there was a beautiful princess.”

He held up a knobbly  finger to the crowd of children sitting in front of him on the library room floor. Atop the finger was a finger puppet dressed up like a princess.

“One day, the princess went out for a walk in the woods,” the old man continued, moving the finger puppet to simulate walking. “Everything was fine until suddenly, a dragon appeared!”

He held up another finger, this one with a finger puppet of a green dragon on it.

The library door opened and a couple of men in business suits came in, followed by a camera man.

“What is going on in here?” tersely asked the older of the two men in business suits. “When you said you’d tell your story to the kids, this isn’t the story I thought you meant!”

The old man looked at him. “I agreed to tell my story to the children, yes. But your letter asking me to do this didn’t specify which story you wanted.”

“But my audience doesn’t want to see someone like you telling such a childish story! They expect a better story from you!”

“Well, I’m afraid you’re just out of luck, then. If I’m telling stories to five-year-old children like this, they’re getting childish stories. That’s how things were done in days of yore, after all. Besides which, my stories aren’t fit for children their age!”

“But…”

“Sorry. That’s all I have to say. I’m not reading a horror book to five-year-olds. If you want to do it, why don’t you publish a book and read it to them yourself.”

The old man went back to telling his finger puppet story to the children. The other man in the business suit told his partner, “You know, filming him telling a story like this to children might actually be better for us. I bet more people would watch it. It’d probably go viral.”

The man with the camera voiced his agreement.

The first man considered it for a moment, then nodded. “You have a point. Ok. Start filming.”


This story is part of the Stream of Consciousness prompt, “your/you’re/yore”:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 27/16


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Vacant – Tuesday Use It In A Sentence #tuesdayuseitinasentence

Valerie stared at the vacant lot they were considering buying. A vacant expression crossed her face as she imagined all the children who once played there in the past, enjoying games of stickball, kickball, and kick the can, and imagining all the children who will one day enjoy playing there once they turned the lot into a neighborhood playground.

 

 

This post is part of the Tuesday Use It In A Sentence prompt:

https://awordadventure.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/tuesdayuseitinasentence-vacant/