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For the first time ever, Writers Exchange had a stall at our local show and it was fantastic!

Over 100 people took our business card and 80% of people who visited got to see an ebook reader for the first time!

We had a contest for someone to win a brand new ebook reader, too. We were raffling off the MiGear ebook reader which has backlighting rather than eink technology. That is what I use myself until I get a Kindle (which now operates Internationally and not just in America).

So next year I will hopefully have my own Kindle to display and a Kindle to give away as well.

Our book catalogue was available in print for people to flip through, but I had to break it up into sections as it was just too big. The file I used to make that is the basis for our new PAGE FLIPPING catalogue up at the site. I am still fiddling with it today to make it even better, so the final address for that will go up tonight – but there is a big link on the left hand side with a beautiful graphic made by out talented author and illustrator Robert Beers, who also did the books in our logo for us. Thank you Robert. And the great thing is he is as good a fantasy writer, as he is an artist, lucky fellow.

That is about all to report from the Show in Regional Australia….

New Fantasy Noir (Detective with Supernatural creatures) ebook release (April 2017)

 Tony Mandolin Mystery, Book 6: The Clone in the Closet

Author: Robert Lee Beers

Genre: Noir Fantasy, Supernatural/Paranormal, Detective

ISBN: 978-1-925191-14-1

Word Count: 100, 940

Does a clone share a soul? That’s a question Tony has to figure out when he is suddenly confronted with reports of his partner Frankie committing violent crimes all over the city.

Someone is making Frankie copies, and it may take a literal trip to hell for a slightly worn PI to figure out who.

PRICE: $1.99

 

A Ring Realms Novel: Reality’s Plaything Series (Part of a massive fantasy/Science fiction universe)

A Ring Realms Novel: Reality’s Plaything Saga Book 1: Reality’s Plaything (ebook and print)

Cover Art by Gina Shellie

ISBN: 187696202X (978-1-876962-02-9)

GENRE: Fantasy

An impossible battle.

An unconquerable enemy.

A hero with one mission: to win.

Bannor Starfist has an enemy, a powerful and vengeful enemy. As the insane moon goddess, Hecate, and her minions close in on him, devastating the world he loves, Bannor realizes he must fight to save them all.

With the threat of being consumed by his newly recognized power, Bannor struggles to learn how to control it while clashing with the evil that confronts him.  Armed with a little more than an axe and his love for his wife, Bannor goes head-to-head against a god.  But how does one defeat a god?

PRICE:  $4.99

 

A Ring Realms Novel: Reality’s Plaything Saga Book 2: ‘Neath Odin’s Eye

ISBN: 1876962801 (978-1-876962-80-7)

GENRE: Fantasy

Surviving a battle to the death with a god would tax the greatest of heroes, but for Bannor Starfist it is only the beginning of something much worse–a war with a whole pantheon of gods!

The death of Hecate has triggered a rumble in the Vanir pantheon. AllFather Odin is not happy, Bannor and all his friends must be brought to justice for the crime of murder.

For the already battered Bannor, the ordeal is only beginning. Sarai’s mother and sister, and all the rest of his friends have been captured and imprisoned in Niflheim, the land of the dead. Somehow, he must find a way to get them out without Odin catching him as well. To add to the challenge, the battle with Hecate has a taken away his powers…

PRICE: $4.99

 

A Ring Realms Novel: Reality’s Plaything Saga Book 3: Eternal’s Agenda

GENRE: Fantasy/Science Fiction

ISBN: 9781921314308

Always a catch…

For Bannor Starfist, the savant of reality, nothing is easy…including getting married.

Fresh off a duel with allfather Odin, Bannor tries to start a new life in Malan with his cherished betrothed, Sarai. He hopes the worst of his troubles will be preparing for the elaborate royal marriage ceremonies.  As usual, things don’t go according to plan…

Creation, annihilation, perpetuity…the words boom in Bannor’s mind through his magical nola powers.  The message is just a pre-cursor to another big mess done Garmtur style.  Daena, the savant of attractions turned immortal goddess, is up to something and Advocate Eternal Koass is anything but happy.

Bannor goes to Eternity’s Heart to speak on Daena’s behalf and ends up the Shael Dal’s latest draftee.  The Protectorate has a problem.  A million blood-thirsty war-mages are running rampant through the Ring Realms destroying everything they come in contact with.  The difficulty is, nobody can find them…except maybe someone with the reality bending power of the Garmtur Shak’Nola.

Bannor decides to help but learns the hard way.  No good deed goes unpunished…

PRICE: $4.99

 

 

A Ring Realms Novel: Reality’s Plaything Saga Book 4: Savants Ascendant

AUTHOR:  Will Greenway (Amazon Author Link: http://author.to/WillGreenwayWEE)

GENRE:  Fantasy/Science Fiction

ISBN: 9781921314537

Bannor and Wren are on another adventure doing what they do best…getting into and out-of trouble.  The two savants embark on a simple reconnaissance mission with their new friends from the Shael Dal.  Naturally there are the little bumps that make the danger duo’s life so interesting–massacres, spies, and hostile alien assassins…

At the behest of Koass the eternal, Bannor has pierced the veil of secrecy around the Baronians, and the soldiers of Baronia have a single response:

Destroy.

PRICE: $4.99

 

 

A Ring Realms Novel: Reality’s Plaything Saga Book 5: The Infinity Annihilator

AUTHOR:  Will Greenway

GENRE:  Fantasy/Science Fiction

ISBN: 9781921314766

The rogue Kriar Daergons have the ancient Jyril genemar, a weapon capable of destroying all the magic in Eternity.  A device so destructive it can slay any creature from a universe away.  Bannor is just lucky enough to have the weapon aimed at him.

Infinity Annihilator is the fifth and final volume in the epic of Reality’s Plaything, as the ultimate powers meet head on in devastating battle.

PRICE: $4.99

 

 

 

Other books in the Ring Realms Universe:

        

New Release: Children’s Mid-Grade Reader (April 2017)

The Wingless Fairy Series Book 8: Rebecca and the Dragon

Author: Margaret Pearce

Genre: Mid-Grade Reader: Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1-922233-70-7

Word Count: 16, 352

Dragons had arrived. One of them ate the district’s cattle which was against dragon law.

The cowardly dragon hiding down the creek is the only dragon left to fight it. How can Rebecca help it stand up to the dragon bully without either of them being burned alive?

PRICE: $2.99

 

RELEASE DATE:  22 April 2017

New Fantasy ebook release (April 2017)

Wild Sorceress Series, Prequel: Legacy of Magic

Author: Margaret L. Carter and Leslie Roy Carter

Genre: Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1-925191-11-0

Word Count: 86, 364

Most people in the country of Saphradea admire sorcerers and dream of having magical powers. Not Merina, a young woman who detests magic because she thinks it ruined the life of her mother, a failed sorceress candidate who abandoned her in infancy.

When Merina’s fiancé, Trinames, announces he has decided to go for training as a Healer sorcerer, her personal world turns upside down. As heiress to a tract of rich farmland, she wants only to manage her own property and bring up a family in peace, a dream she thought Trinames shared. Yet events conspire to force her into a realm of magic and intrigue she never wanted.

When Trinames gets kidnapped and she strikes out across the wilderness to rescue him, in company with a wandering trader who turns out to be more than he appears, she runs into a crisis that awakens magical powers she shouldn’t even possess. Previous-generation, stand-alone prequel to the “Wild Sorceress” trilogy.

PRICE: $3.99

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Cohesive Story Building (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}) by Karen Wiesner

Cohesive Story Building (formerly titled FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building})

Author: bestselling Writer’s Digest Books author Karen S. Wiesner

Genre: Writing Advice

ISBN: 978-1-922233-64-6

Word Count: 107, 494

Revised, Updated, and Reissued Writing Reference

Second Edition

Without layering, a story is one-dimensional, unbelievable, boring. Layers mean stronger characters, settings, plots, suspense, intrigue, emotions and motivation. Layering also produces cohesion of all elements. Characters must blend naturally with the setting the writer has placed them, just as plot becomes an organic part of character and setting. If a story doesn’t work, it could very well be because the elements aren’t cohesive. Cohesive Story Building shows how each element hinges on the other two and how to mix them until they fuse irrevocably.

Additionally, Cohesive Story Building carefully explores each of stage of story development from brainstorming and outlining to drafting and revision. From a thorough look at the fundamentals of writing to comprehensive story building techniques, as well as submission guidelines and etiquette, this must-have guide will see writers through the entire novel writing process from start to finish.

Set within the framework of comparing the process of building a house to the process of building a story, Cohesive Story Building gives a solid plan of action from start to finish through in-depth examples and exercises, and leave-no-stone-unturned checklists that will help writers take the plan into their own writing. Features detailed examples from published novels to illustrate story-building principles.

Many who have read Karen Wiesner’s reference First Draft in 30 Days, which focuses on in-depth outlining and goal-setting, will find Cohesive Story Building a perfect companion to that book.

PRICE: $18.99

 

      

 

Rowland Sisters Regency Romance Trilogy by Catherine Dove

The Rowland Sisters Trilogy, Book 1: Mr Harding Proposes

Author: Catherine Dove

GENRE:  Regency Romance

ISBN: 1876962496 (978-1-876962-49-4)

Word Count: 55, 646

Mr. Richard Harding is an eligible bachelor who has his heart set on marrying his lifelong friend and neighbor, Miss Georgiana Rowland. However, they have been good friends for so long that, when he finally screws up his courage and proposes to her, Georgie thinks he is merely teasing!

Georgiana has good reason to be so distracted. Her younger sister is about to be launched into society, and most of the work and worry falls on Georgie. Also, despite her mother’s furious command, she has befriended the scandalous Lady Shipton, which brings both blessings and chaos to the Rowland family and to their kind uncle, Sir Henry. Worse for Mr. Harding, Lady Shipton’s charming stepson takes a strong liking to Georgie.

Mr. Harding keeps proposing, again and again, while still trying to support Georgie in her trials. But is it possible for such a good friendship to turn into love?

PRICE: $3.99

 

    

The Rowland Sisters Trilogy, Book 2: The Lazy Bachelor

Author: Catherine Dove

GENRE:  Regency Romance

ISBN: 978-1-921636-78-3

Word Count: 67, 022

Mr. Peregrine Tyndall has often been called the laziest man in London. But he is stirred to the enormous effort of matchmaking when a hunting accident suffered by his cousin, Lord Shipton, makes him realize that he stands in real danger of inheriting an earldom–with all its responsibilities. In his opinion, the perfect girl to marry his cousin and give the earldom another heir than himself would be their childhood friend, Portia Freestone.

Mr. Tyndall doesn’t know what formidable obstacles lay before him, however, when he joins a house party at the earl’s country home with this match on his mind. In the first place, his normally obliging friend Portia has a secret. She has no wish to marry the earl–she likes him very well, but the man she secretly wishes to marry is Perry himself. An even bigger problem is Miss Frances Armitage. She and her little sister Eleanor had been left in Perry’s guardianship, a duty he had benignly and completely neglected. But now Miss Armitage, furious, is about to descend on Lakeford Hall to demand that Perry take up his duties in a responsible manner, even if she has to force him to do it.

Thrust into just the sort of efforts he dislikes most, Mr. Tyndall tries his best to cope, and in the attempt, gets a great deal more than he bargained for.

PRICE: $3.99

 

     

The Rowland Sisters Trilogy Book 3: Cecilia and the Rake

Author: Catherine Dove

GENRE:  Regency Romance

ISBN: 978-1-921636-93-6

Word Count: 60, 087

Unpleasant experience has given Miss Cecilia Rowland a strong aversion to rakes, even one so fascinating and gentlemanlike as Lord Ravenshill.

She does her best to ignore his existence, but Fate keeps bringing them together. Even deep in the country, visiting the home of her mother’s betrothed husband, Cecilia finds herself in the company of Lord Ravenshill. Not only is he a neighbor of Mr. Clarke’s, but Cecilia’s stepsister-to-be, Kitty, develops a tendre toward Mr. Guy Dorne, Ravenshill’s best friend.

The Viscount Ravenshill is not the sort of man to regret his past, even when he finds himself unaccountably fascinated by the lovely Miss Rowland. He looks on his friend Guy’s growing attachment to Kitty Clarke with amusement and resolutely ignores the promptings of his own traitorous heart.

The grim past which made him a ruthless rake also makes him a completely unsuitable match for an innocent girl like Cecilia Rowland.

But when Cecilia and Kitty go to London for the Season, the same Fate that threw Cecilia toward Ravenshill takes an unexpected twist that endangers the loves of both girls.

PRICE: $3.99

 

    

 

 

Greenspell Fantasy Anthology by Kathy Ann Trueman

Greenspell: A Fantasy Anthology

Author: Kathy Ann Trueman

GENRE:  Fantasy/Anthology

ISBN: 9781921314407

A sorceress unravels a spell and gets a result she never expected; a young girl wins a contest and gets to speak with a god; a secret vampire fears she’ll be blamed for the depredations of another of her kind; a minstrel travels with a witch who has a pair of very unusual cart horses–these are what the reader will find in this anthology of fantasy short stories. Although each story is different, they have one thing in common–they all feature female protagonists.

This anthology includes “The Sow’s Ear”, which was originally published in Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress anthology series.

PRICE: $3.99

 

 

      

New Romance/Espionage ebook release March 2017

Writers Exchange is thrilled to announce the fourth book in Karen Wiesner’s 12 part series…

Incognito Series, Book 4: Dead Drop

Third Edition

Author: Karen Wiesner

Genre: Romance with Adventure/Mystery (Espionage)

ISBN: 978-1-925191-13-4

Word Count: 60, 823

Men and women who have sacrificed their personal identities to live in the shadows and uphold justice for all–no matter the cost.

Roan Emory, Network operative, formerly Daniel Sands, was inducted against his will. Parris “Perry” L’Engle, an FBI agent and the only woman he ever loved, has never been convinced that the car accident that took Daniel’s life was legitimate. Just before his disappearance 25 years earlier, Daniel had been approached for recruitment by a covert agency. Now the scenario that had seemed like the catalyst to tragedy is taking place again. Outside her son Danny’s office, Perry hears a familiar voice she’d overheard the day before Daniel disappeared, giving an identical recruiting pitch to her son.

Horrified, she vows this cipher won’t get him…but he can lead her to Daniel. When she finds the man Roan Emory in Chicago, she has to face the fact that Daniel had willingly given up her, their love, and the child he’d never known she was carrying.

Roan is a man on the edge with the face of a fallen angel and the heart of a machine. Denying his emotions is how he’s existed all these years. Better not to feel when he can’t change his circumstances. He’ll never be free of the Network. Even if they willingly let him go, their enemies will see him as collateral. His presence outside could cripple them. Only legitimate death can free him. Ironically, though he’s found his heart again with Perry, he knows the only one who can save their son from the same fate that destroyed their lives is Roan Emory–the most dangerous man in the world.

PRICE: $5.99

 

 

RELEASE DATE:  31 March 2017

Adventures in Amethyst Series Collection, Volume 1 (Books 1-4)

Adventures in Amethyst Series Collection, Volume 1 (Books 1-4)

Author:  Karen Wiesner

GENRE:  Contemporary Romance Anthology

ISBN: 978-1-925191-08-0

Word Count: 53, 347

Amethyst, Wisconsin is a small, peaceful town on a pristine lake with an active tourist season in summer. When the air turns chill, the area is transformed into a ghost town with only a handful of lifers who stay. Populated with colorful characters, Amethyst is bursting with mystery, romance, and jealousy. Come and visit a place where anything is possible all-year-round.

ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES is a collection of the first 4 novellas in the series, including A Rose for Romeo (Book 1), Revenge in Amethyst (Book 2), Reckless Rose (Book 3), Christmas in Amethyst (Book 4).

 

Book 1: A Rose for Romeo

Dr. Melina Rose is sick of discussing, listening to, and writing about sex.  She’s spent her life avoiding intimacy in her own personal life.  After abandoning everything she’s worked all her life for, she returns to the small, peaceful town of Amethyst, Wisconsin she grew up in only to discover that everything has changed–everything except her crush on her sister’s old boyfriend Scott “Romeo” Romero.

 

Book 2: Revenge in Amethyst

After abandoning everything she’s worked all her life for as a nationally renowned sex therapist and author, Melina Rose has returned to the small, peaceful town of Amethyst, Wisconsin she grew up in and fallen in love with her sister’s old boyfriend Scott “Romeo” Romero. Scott and Melina are ecstatically expecting a baby and planning their wedding.  Everyone in town has agreed to keep Melina’s past as Dr. Mindy Rose a secret.  However, someone in Amethyst is driven by jealousy to see Melina’s dream-life come crashing down…

 

Book 3: Reckless Rose

Even bad girls need love…

When Reece Childs rolls back into Amethyst to stay, Lona Rose realizes her reckless crush on the older brother of a former beau is still waging hot and heavy. But how to prevent the rumors and mistakes of her past from ruining the start of something wonderful?

 

Book 4: Christmas in Amethyst

Eager to make it up to her son’s many disappointments in the past year, single mom Sheila Mason takes a shift at the restaurant she works on Christmas day in order to buy Dev a puppy. When a creepy customer follows her on the deserted road from the restaurant to her home in Amethyst, her holidays go from bad to worse.

PRICE: $5.99

 

New Romance Novella ebook release! (March 2017)

Mischief in Moonstone Series, Novella 2: Misbehavin’ in Moonstone

Author: Christine DeSmet

Genre: Romance

ISBN: 978-1-925574-10-4

Word Count: 20, 468

When the men of Moonstone suddenly seem to be off fishing a lot in the evenings, thus cutting down on her new restaurant’s business, chef Kirsten Peplinski becomes suspicious. She discovers a topless touring boat has set up business in Lake Superior, just outside the jurisdiction of Moonstone. She sets out to give a “dressing down” to the boat’s owner, but Jonathon VanBrocklin kidnaps her, having “undressing” and marrying her on his mind.

PRICE: $1.99

 

RELEASE DATE:  16 March 2017

New Paranormal Mystery ebook (March 2017)

Writers Exchange is thrilled to announce Wendy Laing’s third Australian paranormal mystery…
Jane Doe Mystery Series, Book 3: Haunted Heart

Author: Wendy Laing

Genre: Mystery: Paranormal

ISBN: 978-1-925574-09-8

Word Count: 40, 636

This book is set five years on from the second Jane Doe novel, Severance Packages.

Jane’s first Cold Case involves an MP’s daughter’s recent death. He disagrees with the first coroner’s verdict of accidental death. The second autopsy reveals that she was murdered. At the same time, Jane’s husband, Oliver Tarrant is dealing with a young heart transplant recipient, who is having nightmares of being murdered and Steve Ho is investigating the murder of an eminent heart transplant surgeon, dumped in a local lake.

Eventually, each of these three cases become intermingled. Steve Ho, Oliver Tarrent and Jane are suddenly embroiled together in one of the most haunting cases of their careers.

PRICE: $3.99

 

 

 

RELEASE DATE:  13 March 2017

 

New Children’s Fantasy ebook release March 2017

TITLE: The Wingless Fairy Series, Book 7: Rebecca and the Flying Horse Problem

Author: Margaret Pearce

Genre: Mid-Grade Reader: Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1-925574-08-1

Word Count: 11, 671

Rebecca’s horse Sally unexpectedly had a filly, called Saturday. So why was a monster trying to kill them? Rebecca’s problem was not only to protect her horses from the monster but from anyone finding out that Saturday could talk human and was growing wings.

PRICE: $2.99

 

 

RELEASE DATE:  10 March 2017

 

New Romanctic Suspense ebook release March 2017

Incognito Series, Book 3: Bounty on the Rebel’s Heart

Author: Karen Wiesner

Genre: Romance with Adventure/Mystery

ISBN: 978-1-925191-99-8

Word Count: 63, 710

Rebel Porter is a man on the edge. His wife was killed to silence evidence he uncovered on a dangerously corrupt man of power. Now Reb is in hiding, and he’s as afraid to lose someone else to the bounty on his head as to lose his heart to another woman.

Corrupt head of Network operations, Giles Jameson has gone MIA. As a boy, he’d been brought in with the choice: join or die. Giles joined, vowing secretly to bring down the Network. Working with an organized crime ring, Giles had killed a senator. The son of that senator was Rebel Porter, who grew up to be an investigative reporter who spent his life searching for Giles and the covert organization he believed he headed. When Reb disclosed his findings on public radio, Giles covered up the breach and silenced Reb by arranging to have his wife killed. Now 16 years later, Giles has begun his life-long mission to destroy the Network for good.

Network operative Natalie Francis goes undercover, posing as Reb’s former lover–investigative journalist Adrienna Kelly–to find Reb and his evidence against Giles Jameson and the Network. Together they uncover a conspiracy that could upset the wrong people and silence both of them for good. And, when Natalie realizes she’s fallen for the man she’d been protecting, she considers the impossible–escaping the Network.

PRICE: $5.99

 

 

RELEASE DATE:  8 March 2017

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: The Shadows Trilogy – Fantasy ebooks

A Beth-Hill Novel: The Shadows Trilogy, Book 1: Prince of Shadows

AUTHOR: Jennifer St. Clair

ISBN: 1876962704 (978-1-876962-70-8)

GENRE: FANTASY

When Alban’s father appeared at the castle door with a vampire in tow and apologies on his lips, Alban fell under his spell just like everyone else and welcomed him home. But Terrin did not return to live quietly in his brother’s kingdom. He had other plans, and with Alban’s untrained powers at his disposal, he begins his plan to destroy the Seven Kingdoms and rule them all, beginning with his brother’s death.

He engineers to cast the blame on his nephew, Teluride, intending to see the boy executed for his father’s murder. But there are those who would thwart him in his mad plan for power, and Alban forms an unlikely alliance with Skade, the reclusive Queen of Iomar, and Terrin’s slave, a young vampire with no memory of his name or origins. Although the future looks grim, Alban and the vampire attempt to stop Terrin, and they almost succeed.

But a darker history lies at the heart of Terrin’s treachery, and only Skade knows the true reason why Terrin would murder his own brother and attempt to destroy both Alban and the vampire to achieve his goals. The Ghost who resides in Skade’s mirror–her servant and slave–holds one of the keys to Terrin’s madness, but more than one person wishes for the past to remain the past and the future to hold no shadows of what might have been…

A Dreamer dreams the future when the past is not yet laid to rest. Ten years ago, a plague swept across the Seven Kingdoms. Ten years ago, the Queen of Iomar’s son was exiled, named the author of the magical plague. Now, in the present, Terrin works to complete his ultimate goal: control of the Seven Kingdoms, using his son’s power to supplement his own. But his attempt at dominion is not met without resistance, and the fate of the world rests in the hands of an exiled prince, a Dreamer, and a vampire…

PRICE:  $3.99

 

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: The Shadows Trilogy, Book 2: Lost In Shadows

AUTHOR: Jennifer St. Clair

ISBN: 1920741429 (978-1-920741-42-6)

GENRE: FANTASY

Events that were set in motion ten years ago come to a head as Skade and Nicodemus struggle to free Alden and the vampire from Terrin’s grasp. Old secrets come to light when Skade’s exiled son is forced to face his past–or die trying to redeem himself once and for all. Can the crimes of the past truly be forgiven? Only time will tell, but time is running out…

PRICE:  $3.99

 

 

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: The Shadows Trilogy, Book 3: Bound in Shadows

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

ISBN:  1920741941 (978-1-920741-94-5)

GENRE: Fantasy

With his power crushed, Terrin is forced to take drastic measures to regain his sons and the power they possess. But he has an ally inside Espen’s house who works to further his plans. Skade’s son courts redemption to try to save his mother’s life, and the vampire dreams a dream that might save them all–or damn them to failure if they do not succeed. This is the conclusion of the Shadows Trilogy.

PRICE: $3.99

 

 

 

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: Jacob Lane Series

A Beth-Hill Novel: Jacob Lane Series Book 1: The Tenth Ghost

AUTHOR: Jennifer St. Clair

ISBN: 187696233X (978-1-876962-33-3)

GENRE:  FANTASY/YOUNG ADULT

When ten-year old Jacob Lane’s parents mysteriously vanish, she is sent to Darkbrook, the only school of magic in the United States. While there, she stumbles upon a series of mysterious deaths. Nine students have died in the past one hundred years. Nine ghosts haunt the halls of Darkbrook. Will Jacob be the tenth ghost, or will she be able to stop a witch’s reign of terror with the help of her friends?

PRICE:  $3.99

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: Jacob Lane Series Book 2: The Ninth Guest

AUTHOR: Jennifer St. Clair

ISBN: 1876962720 (978-1-876962-72-2)

GENRE: FANTASY/YOUNG ADULT

When Ophelia’s family decides to open up their castle for guests, Jacob is invited to join in on the fun. ‘Spend the night in a vampire’s castle and live to tell the tale’ is supposed to be a fund-raiser to help Ophelia’s family pay the bills. (It costs quite a bit to heat a castle, after all.) But when the truth of an old secret is uncovered, what began as an innocent business venture soon turns deadly when the vampire hunters get involved.

For years, the vampire hunters have had only one goal: Destroy All Vampires. And with the help of a new friend, Jacob and Ophelia must work together to save Ophelia’s entire family from extinction.

PRICE: $3.99

 

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: Jacob Lane Series Book 3: The Eighth Room

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

ISBN:  1920972560 (978-1-920972-56-1)

GENRE: Fantasy/Young Adult

For two hundred years, the Selkies have kept themselves separate from those who live on the land. But now, the Selkies need allies or they will be crushed by their ancient enemies, the Finfolk.

What Jacob and Ophelia find in the eighth room uncovers a mystery that dates to Darkbrook’s beginnings, and might save the Selkies from extinction. With the help of the youngest member of the Wild Hunt, they must foil the Finfolk who desire the Selkie’s destruction…or die trying.

PRICE: $3.99

 

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: Jacob Lane Series, Book 4: The Seventh Secret

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE:  Fantasy: Vampire/Werewolf

ISBN: 9781921314681

After Niklas’ picture shows up in too many newspapers to count, Darkbrook is forced to go on the defensive. But there are more than dragonhunters in the forest, and as Jacob learns how to use her newfound talents, she helps to right an old wrong and must battle a teenage wizard intent on proving–once and for all–that magic is real.

PRICE: $3.99

 

A Beth-Hill Novel: Jacob Lane Series Book 5: The Sixth Stone

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE:  Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1-921636-49-3

Word Count: 30, 402

Jacob and Danny stumble across an alternate world where the Hunt was never bound, and Darkbrook was abandoned a hundred years ago.

But when the Hounds wish to surrender, they are swept up in a whirlwind of heartbreak, betrayal, and a lost treasure.

PRICE: $3.99

 

 

 

Free Short Story: Bus Ride by Margaret Pearce (Children’s)

BUS RIDE

By Margaret Pearce

 

“We’ve missed our bus,” Amy said. “Little brothers are the worst pests in the world.”

“The biggest pests in the world,” Melissa corrected.

Their little brothers were found squatted by the overflowing rubbish bins.

“We’ve missed our bus again,” Amy scolded her brother Paul.

“You are supposed to wait in front of the junior school,” Melissa yelled at her brother Gerry. “Drop that rubbish.”

“This guy threw an unopened parcel in the bin.” Gerry held up a neatly sealed square parcel.

“Yeah, finders keepers, losers weepers,” Paul chanted.

“Maybe it’s a brand new set of colouring pencils,” Gerry said.

“Maybe it’s a box of donuts,” Paul said.

Amy produced her key chain, unfolded her small pocket knife and slit the parcel down one end. Inside the brown paper parcel was a plastic packet. Melissa slid it back, fast.

“It’s only salt or something,” Gerry said in disgust. “No wonder it got thrown out!’

The girls stared around. Who was using their school for a drug pick-up? A big black car with tinted windows was parked outside the school fence. The car door opened. A man jumped out and started climbing the school fence.

“You kids come here,” he yelled.

Amy dropped the package in her bag. The two boys took to their heels, their sisters close behind. They sprinted through the gate at the front of the school. The bus to the shopping centre was pulled in, its door slowly closing.

“We missed the school bus,” they yelled.

They squeezed up the steps into the bus and it pulled away. A man who ran out of the school gates after them ran back along the street.

“That big black car is following the bus,” Gerry said.

“Sure is a sore loser,” Paul agreed, his nose pressed to the window.

“He’s following us,” Melissa gasped.

“My big brother Mark will be at the Pizza Parlour in the shopping centre,” Amy said. “He’ll know what to do.”

The bus drove into the shopping centre. The big black car was in the car park. The car doors opened. Two men sprinted towards the bus.

Amy, Melissa and the two small boys hid behind the passengers and edged around the other side of the bus shelter as the men rapped on the bus driver’s window.

“We had to pick up two older girls, one white and one Asian and their little brothers from the school and missed them.” one of the men yelled. “Where did they go?”

“Probably at the phones ringing their parents.” The driver pointed across to the phones.

The men ran towards the phones. The passengers and the children headed into the shopping centre. The men talking by the phones spotted the children. They hurried towards them.

“Follow me,” Paul whispered.

He darted for the escalators, Gerry and the girls close behind him. The two men shoved everyone aside as they tried to catch up. Paul led the others along the arcade, through a restaurant, into the kitchen and through the back door.

They ran down the back stairs, past the public toilets, along a narrow passage and back into the mall. The men were already there!  Paul darted into an Amusement Arcade.

It was crowded with teenagers and noisy with the machines and kids yelling. They pushed into the thickest group of spectators and dropped to the floor, crawling through a forest of jean clad legs towards the rows of machines.

They wriggled through a narrow gap between the machines and hid in the shadowy space behind them. After a fair while their sinister pursuers seemed to have gone! They ran to the Pizza Parlour and into the kitchen.

“Where’s Mark?” Amy demanded.

“Out doing a delivery,” was the answer.

They were firmly pushed outside. Their pursuers drifting past spotted them. Paul started running. He must have led them all over the shopping centre, up and down stairs and back passages and through shops. Sometimes they lost their pursuers, but were always found again.               Outside the street lights started to go on. There were less shoppers around. The shopping centre became more brightly lit.

“I just can’t run another step,” Amy groaned.

Suddenly Melissa realised what they should have done in the first place.

“The Manager’s office and security centre?” she snapped at Paul.

Paul led through another maze of back passages and always upwards. Running past a shop of mirrors Melissa saw their pursuers reflected in them.

“They’re back!” she called.

Paul bolted for a narrow flight of steps, Gerry close behind. The girls, hampered by their heavy school bags, lagged behind. Amy screamed as one of the men grabbed her! The other grabbed Melissa! Melissa swung her heavy bag at his face and screamed as well.

The door at the top of the stairs opened. Two security guards burst out. The men flung the girls aside and fled, the security guards after them.

“The cameras tracked the men chasing you towards the Centre Office,” the manager said, standing at the door.

Melissa and Amy handed over the package, told about their school bins being used as a drug pick-up, and how the men had followed them from school.

“Those guys were real sore losers,” Paul and Gerry explained when the parents arrived.

The little brothers were considered the heroes of the day because they had memorised the registration number of the big black car and the four men were caught.

“Once you were safe on the bus, why didn’t you ring the police?” Amy’s mother asked.

“How could we ring the police?” Melissa asked.

Amy’s face deepened from its normal pale gold to a deep purple red. “I had Mum’s mobile phone in my bag, just for emergencies. I was so scared I forgot!”

“Scared!” Gerry said. “It was a real fun afternoon!”

“Yeah,” Paul agreed. “A real fun afternoon!”

“Fun!” Melissa and Amy yelled as the two little brothers ducked behind their parents.

There was no problem about dodging drug dealers, but cranky sisters were a different matter.


About the Author

 

I am a compulsive writer. I started off life as a copywriter and just kept on going, through marriage, children, Arts Degree at Monash and grandchildren. I live a fairly secluded life in an underground flat in the Dandenongs in Victoria. I cut my teeth on sci/fi and never quite recovered from it being my first love as a genre.

You can keep track of all Margaret’s books on her author page:

A Beth-Hill Novel: Abby Duncan Series by Jennifer St. Clair

A Beth-Hill Novel: The Abby Duncan Series, Novella 1: By Any Other Name

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

Genre: Fantasy: Vampire

ISBN: 978-1-925191-04-2

Word Count: 23,299

When Abby Duncan decides to sell her spindles at a local Renaissance Festival, she discovers that one of her newfound friends is not what he appears–and his secret is about to get him killed!

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A Beth-Hill Novel: The Abby Duncan Series, Novella 2: The Uncrowned Queen

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

Genre: Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1-925191-77-6

Word Count: 90, 922

Abby’s elderly Aunt Rose has always been a bit–odd. And now she’s off on a mysterious trip, leaving Abby behind to run the Rose Emporium–a rather unusual sort of shop housed in a large Victorian house in the middle of nowhere. It would have been a perfect place for Seth and the others to take a break from traveling between Faires. But when tragedy strikes and Abby and the others discover the true nature of the Rose Emporium, they will have to travel into Faerie itself before their tight-knit group is whole again.

Abby Duncan doesn’t know much about her family. But she’s about to find out the truth–whether she likes it or not.

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A Beth-Hill Novel: Karen Montgomery Series

A Beth-Hill Novella: Karen Montgomery Series, Book 1: Budget Cuts

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE: Fantasy

ISBN: 1920972943 (978-1-920-97294-3)

Karen is used to taking care of the unpleasant jobs no one else wants to deal with. When a shortage of funds forces her to fire fifteen employees, she isn’t happy, but the job must be done.

Or it would, if only she could track down Ivy Bedinghaus, a night clerk she has never met. When she finally does confront Ivy, she is thrust into a conflict centuries old, that make her previous troubles pale in comparison.

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A Beth-Hill Novel: Karen Montgomery Series, Novella 2: The Secret of Redemption

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE: Fantasy

ISBN: 1876962518 (978-1-876962-51-7)

Karen Montgomery is embroiled in another otherworldly adventure…

A member of the Wild Hunt wants help to find peace between who he once was and who he is now. A little girl has gone missing. And the one most likely responsible for her disappearance is the one Karen must prove innocent.

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A Beth-Hill Novella: Karen Montgomery Series, Book 3: Ladybug, Ladybug

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE: Fantasy

ISBN: 9781921314544

In the third Karen Montgomery story, an innocent attempt to rid the library of a plague of ladybugs turns sinister when a rogue vampire hunter gets the contract.

Ivy–and all the vampires in Beth-Hill–are in danger, and their only hope lies with Karen, a member of the Wild Hunt, and Russell Moore, a reformed vampire hunter.

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A Beth-Hill Novella: Karen Montgomery Series, Companion Story: Russ’ Story: Capture

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE:  Fantasy (Vampire)

ISBN: 9781921314285

Word Count: 24, 211

Long before Russell Moore ever met Karen Montgomery or set foot in Beth-Hill, he was a vampire hunter. A very good vampire hunter. Quite possibly the best vampire hunter of them all. He brought down whole nests of vampires, caring little about the consequences of his actions; anyone who lived with or helped the vampires were enemies. It was easier that way, not to think of them as people.

Only an idiot would go so far as to capture a vampire hunter and try to reform him–or her.

Ethan Walker was that idiot. He only wanted to protect his family. To show Russ that vampires weren’t all evil, soulless creatures. To give him a glimpse of their lives; of their humanity, in the hope that they could, perhaps, live in peace.

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A Beth-Hill Novella: Karen Montgomery Series, Book 4: Detour

Author: Jennifer St. Clair

GENRE:  Fantasy (Vampire)

ISBN: 978-1-921636-72-1

Word Count: 37, 517

One wrong turn sends Karen down a road that doesn’t exist, to the site of an old accident and an even older mystery. With Russ’ help, Karen finds the key to the mystery, but Russ has secrets of his own, some of which are deadly.

When old friends from Russ’ past come to call, Karen realizes that Russ’ secrets might just mean his doom. Russ’ nemesis is dead; he only wants to live the rest of his life quietly in Beth-Hill. But three years ago, before Karen met him, something terrible happened that might not allow him that new lease on life…

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A Beth-Hill Novel: Full Moon

A Beth-Hill Novel: Full Moon

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GENRE:  Fantasy (Werewolf)

ISBN: 9781921314858

Werewolves change into wolves when the moon is full. But Edward’s curse only allows him to be *human* when the moon is full.

Alone and despairing, Edward hides himself away from the world and scrapes out a meager existence for almost a century amidst the forest he has grown to love. But in the depths of a terrible winter, he stumbles across clues from the life his mother left behind in Faerie, and the truth of both his birthright and his curse.

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