Black Friday Sales!

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and healthy Thanksgiving yesterday! Even in this crazy year, we all have so much to be thankful for (I know I do!) and Thanksgiving Day is a good time to stop, pause, and reflect on the year. Even if you don’t live in the United States, the end of the year is a good time to pause and reflect and be grateful, even if you aren’t celebrating a specific holiday.

So even though the rest of this post is going to be flooded with advertisements of books sales, those books sales are one of the things I’m grateful for this year. I’m grateful I get to write stories and share them with people. I’m thankful to have formed relationships with so many fellow authors who are writing amazing stories and sharing them with the world. I’m thankful for readers who are so voracious for stories that I’m forever getting asked for other books I recommend now that they have finished all of mine. So, thank you!

My books on sale!

All of my ebooks are currently on sale for $.99 each! Yes, that’s right. All NINE of my books are $.99 each right now! Except for Dare, which is FREE!

Find The Blades of Acktar on Amazon!

Find Beyond the Tales series on Amazon!

More and More Books!

As per usual, I’m participating in an indie author Black Friday Sale. This year is our biggest year yet, and there are a LOT of Kindle indie books in a variety of genres for Free or $.99! If you want to stock up for fall and Christmas reading, this is definitely a sale you will want to explore!

Click here to shop the sale!

To highlight a few of the books participating in this sale:

Once again, all these book sales and more can be found in one place: click here!

A few more sales!

Here are a few more books on sale who are not a part of the indie Black Friday Sale (even though these authors are also indie authors!)

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Lucy Tempest over this past year, and I adore her fairy tales! They have some violence and some mild language (mostly in the first three books) but they are otherwise clean!

Find the Fairytales of Folkshore on Amazon!

I’ve had the pleasure of having Emily Hayse ride with me down to Realm Makers two years in a row, and we bonded over our shared love of horses and NASCAR. This past Realm Makers, her book Seventh City won Book of the Year. If you haven’t picked up her stories yet, they are amazing!

Find her books on Amazon!

I’m sure there are plenty of other sales on Amazon today through Cyber Monday. If you know of any other good ebooks on sale today, feel free to share in the comments!

Interview and a Giveaway!

Finally, I participated in a group interview with over twenty other fantasy authors! This was a fun interview, and also includes a giveaway (which goes live on December 1!) If you have time, you’ll want to give this a read!

Read the interview here

Find the giveaway link here

Tattered Slippers Release Week – Poison’s Dance!

This week is the release week for the Tattered Slippers 12 Dancing Princesses retelling challenge books! (including my release Poison’s Dance!). There is a really cool official blog tour going on for all of these books, complete with a giveaway, so click here for the schedule to find fun interviews, guest posts by the authors, and reviews of these six books!

Today is the day we have all been waiting for! Poison’s Dance releases today! Yay!!!!!!!!! I am really excited to share the next part of Alex’s, Daemyn’s, and Rosanna’s adventures with all of you, and I hope you enjoy it!

To celebrate the release, I currently have Dagger’s Sleep and Midnight’s Curse on sale in the Kindle store. Dagger’s Sleep is FREE while Midnight’s Curse is $1.99. So if you have been waiting to start this series, now would be a good time to pick them up!

Poison’s Dance 

Book Description: 

Beyond the Tales #3 
If he falls to the lure of the curse, the dance might trap him forever. 
 
Alex has survived his first year as high king. The new counsel has improved cooperation between the kingdoms, and peace seems achievable. When the Tuckawassee queen sends him an invitation he can’t refuse, Alex must once again face his greatest threat for the sake of peace. 
 
Princess Tamya of Tuckawassee, along with her eleven sisters, has danced from sunset until sunrise every night of her life. It is her gift and her curse. When Queen Valinda wishes to use the power their cursed dance gives them to rule all of Tallahatchia, Tamya must decide if she will do what is right even if it betrays her own sister. 
 
Daemyn Rand has survived a hundred years’ worth of battles. All he wants to do now is safely marry his princess. Will he be forced to choose between the love of his life and the high king he has loyally served for years? 
 
They have faced certain death before. This time, they might not make it out alive. 
 
Don’t miss this re-envisioning of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.  

Purchace Link: https://www.amazon.com/Poisons-Dance-Dancing-Princesses-Retelling-ebook/dp/B0873YZKZS/  

Add Book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53251983-poison-s-dance

Author Bio: 

Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country. 
Find her online at: Website ||  Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || Instagram || Amazon 

Tattered Slippers Release Week – The Dancing Princess

This week is the release week for the Tattered Slippers 12 Dancing Princesses retelling challenge books! (including my release Poison’s Dance!). There is a really cool official blog tour going on for all of these books, complete with a giveaway, so click here for the schedule to find fun interviews, guest posts by the authors, and reviews of these six books!

Each year, a group of fairy tale authors sets a challenge to write a retelling of a fairy tale, then release those books together for cross promotion and to build hype for that particular tale. So these books aren’t one series or related to each other except that they are all retellings of the 12 Dancing Princesses fairy tale.

I’m so excited to share about all of these books, and I’m especially excited to finally share Poison’s Dance, where Alex’s, Daemyn’s, and Rosanna’s adventures continue!

Today’s release is The Dancing Princess by Kendra E. Ardnek, who also happens to be the organizer of this fairy tale group challenge each year. She puts a ton of work into helping all of the authors in the group get their books ready, and she deserves an extra round of applause for making this group release happen!

The Dancing Princess 

Book Description: 

A Twist of Adventure #5 
Plagued by nightmares for the last few years, Katrine only wanted answers. Instead, she finds herself trapped in a tangled web of melody as she tries to free a cursed king and his brothers. No one deserves existence such as theirs, but dare she risk her very life? 

Purchace Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B8Z6CLW/ 

Add Book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/…/s…/50512612-the-dancing-princess 

Author Bio: 

Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks. 
Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Newsletter || Instagram || TikTok || Amazon 

Poison’s Dance Blog Tour and Review Copies Sign Up

Less than a month until Poison’s Dance releases!

There is still time to sign up for the blog tour or to receive a review copy! If you just want to review, not post for the blog tour, scroll past the first sign up sheet to the second sign up sheet in the link below. You’ll have opportunity to review not just Poison’s Dance, but several other 12 Dancing Princess fairy tales if you wish:

Click here to sign up for the blog tour or review copies!

I just set up the Poison’s Dance ARC, so if you sign up for a review copy, you should be getting it next week (hopefully)!

About Poison’s Dance:

If he falls to the lure of the curse, the dance might trap him forever.

Alex has survived his first year as high king. The new counsel has improved cooperation between the kingdoms, and peace seems achievable. When the Tuckawassee queen sends him an invitation he can’t refuse, Alex must once again face his greatest threat for the sake of peace.

Princess Tamya of Tuckawassee, along with her eleven sisters, has danced from sunset until sunrise every night of her life. It is her gift and her curse. When Queen Valinda wishes to use the power their cursed dance gives them to rule all of Tallahatchia, Tamya must decide if she will do what is right even if it betrays her own sister.

Daemyn Rand has survived a hundred years’ worth of battles. All he wants to do now is safely marry his princess. Will he be forced to choose between the love of his life and the high king he has loyally served for years?

They have faced certain death before. This time, they might not make it out alive.

Don’t miss this re-envisioning of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.

Dagger’s Sleep Audiobook

This week Dagger’s Sleep released on audiobook! I’m so excited to have this book finally available in audiobook for everyone (like me) who adores listening to books while driving or doing housework. You can find it here on Audible and here on audiobooks.com. You can listen to a sample on Audible or Amazon if you’re curious how it sounds.

Dagger’s Sleep was produced by Tantor, an audiobook company that produces a LOT of fairy tale audiobooks. I should know. I personally own most of them, lol. I’m so excited to have Dagger’s Sleep join their fairy tale library!

Because Dagger’s Sleep was produced by an audiobook company, it isn’t exclusive to Audible. You’ll be able to find it pretty much everywhere audiobooks are sold, and its available to libraries! So if you can’t afford audiobooks, consider asking your library to add it to their elibrary.

Tantor will also be producing the audiobooks for Midnight’s Curse (scheduled to release Sept. 23) and Poison’s Dance (release yet to be determined).

Dagger’s Sleep is narrated by the amazing Emily Lawrence, and she did a great job working with all the various accents and voices. She really brings Tallahatchia alive, and I’m so excited with how the narration turned out!


Do any of you like audiobooks? Do you listen to them a lot or infrequently? Perhaps never?


If you like audiobooks (fairy tale audiobooks specifically), here’s a list of a bunch of other fairy tale books that are available on audiobook.

Since I have listened to all but one series on this list, you can find my reviews of these books on my Goodreads page in my fairytale book list. Feel free to message me if you want more in depth review about a book.

Produced by Tantor:

Four Kingdoms by Melanie Cellier (in the process of releasing)

Beyond the Four Kingdoms by Melanie Cellier

Firethorn Chronicles by Lea Doue

Andari Chronicles by Kenley Davidson

Kingdom Chronicles by Camille Peters (currently only book 1 available, but more are coming)

The Swan King by Nina Clare

Fairy Tale Kingdoms Series by Shari L. Tapscott (this is the only series on this list I haven’t listened to yet)

Other Fairy Tale Books by Indie Authors on Audiobook:

Fairytales of Folkshore by Lucy Tempest (first 3 books in the series available, wraps up one story arc)

Thorn by Intisar Khanani (produced by Harper Audio. This book was originally published indie, then picked up by Harper Collins)

Poison’s Dance Cover Reveal

Today, I am FINALLY revealing the cover for Poison’s Dance, book 3 in the Beyond the Tales series. I am so excited to share this cover. My cover designer, Savannah Jezowski of Dragonpen Designs, knocked it out of the park with this cover!

This cover took us a few tries to get right. It is one of the few times I have ever gotten partway into making a cover (with a model and background picked) and told Savannah, “Nope, I’m not liking this at all. We need to start over.” Amazing, she was nice and patient and didn’t mind that it took 3-4 models, 3 backgrounds, flipping the cover several times, and fiddling with all the sparkles before it was finally just right.

But when this cover finally came together…Eeep! So stunning! The golden leaves swirling around her…the sister lurking in the background…the movement of the dress that perfectly captures the feel of a Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling.

Don’t all three books looks so pretty together?

In case you want to see the full cover…

About the Book:

If he falls to the lure of the curse, the dance might trap him forever.

Alex has survived his first year as high king. The new counsel has improved cooperation between the kingdoms, and peace seems achievable. When the Tuckawassee queen sends him an invitation he can’t refuse, Alex must once again face his greatest threat for the sake of peace.

Princess Tamya of Tuckawassee, along with her eleven sisters, has danced from sunset until sunrise every night of her life. It is her gift and her curse. When Queen Valinda wishes to use the power their cursed dance gives them to rule all of Tallahatchia, Tamya must decide if she will do what is right even if it betrays her own sister.

Daemyn Rand has survived a hundred years’ worth of battles. All he wants to do now is safely marry his princess. Will he be forced to choose between the love of his life and the high king he has loyally served for years?

They have faced certain death before. This time, they might not make it out alive.

Don’t miss this re-envisioning of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.


I am really excited to share this book with you! Alex really comes into his own with this book and finally shows a hint of that heroic high king we all knew was inside there somewhere. Daemyn has his loyalty tested in new ways, and the entire Rand clan gets to let their wild side show.

Poison’s Dance releases on August 26 and its available to preorder on Kindle.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale, here’s a link that gives a brief explanation. (Yes, it’s Wikipedia. But, for once, it’s accurate enough).


Even more exciting, I’m participating in the Tattered Slippers challenge/group release with Poison’s Dance.

As Kendra Ardnek explained at the Facebook Cover Reveal party last night:

“The Tattered Slippers are part of the Arista Challenge, which is a sort of spiritual successor to the Rooglewood collections, which sadly ended with the Five Poison Apples. However, unlike those books, this is NOT a contest, nor is it a single-volume collection.

Each of the stories published in this release is published on its own, with its own cover, and the author retains all rights. We’re merely releasing together – banding together for promotion, if you will. And all of our books happen to be retellings of the same fairy tale.”

Previous years have done Snow White and Rapunzel. As much as I wanted to participate, I never had a project that fit (I was too busy writing a Sleeping Beauty retelling the year they did Snow White and a Cinderella retelling the year they did Rapunzel). I was super excited when they announced Twelve Dancing Princesses would be the fairy tale this year, since that was the one I was planning for book 3!

Here are all the books that will be participating this year! These covers are stunning, and the books sound even more amazing! You can scroll through the Facebook Party to find posts about each book and author, or you can click the links below to find each book on Amazon.

The Dancing Princess – Kendra E. Ardnek

Wrought of Silver & Ravens – E.L. Kitchens

A Time of Mourning and Dancing – Abigail Falanga

The Dark King’s Curse – Wyn Estelle Owens

The Midnight Show – Sarah Pennington

All of these books sound so amazing, from a detective story to a Greek-inspired to Fae kings.

If you want to help spread the word about these books and the covers, here’s a link where you can download all of the lovely images + bios and blurbs and such. Take the stuff and share it to your blogs/social media and email the organizer (Kendra Ardnek) the link to your post – Kendraeardnek (at) Gmail (dot) com.

EVERYONE who shares the covers (and emails Kendra) will be receiving a early peek at the stories – the first chapter of each (including the first chapter of Poison’s Dance!). This is an exclusive offer you don’t want to miss, so get posting.

*the link will be live through Saturday, and you have until then to post. Thanks so much!

Dare New Cover Reveal

Today is the cover reveal of the new cover for Dare, the first book in The Blades of Acktar series. It has been nearly five years since Dare released, and it was about time to spruce up the series a bit.

Savannah Jezowski at Dragonpen Designs did the new cover, and she did a stunning job. She is currently hard at work on the covers for the rest of the series.

Here is the new cover!

Isn’t it amazing???? Leith looks so dangerous and assassin-like.

The whole cover is so amazing, here is a peek at the full wrap cover:

The new cover goes live on Amazon today. It may take a little while for the new cover to work its way through the system, so I can’t guarantee that paperback orders placed today will have the new cover.

If you want to order a signed copy from me, you can follow the link and pre-order. It will probably be about 2-3 weeks by the time I order my copies of the books, have them shipped to me, and for me to then mail them to you.

Click here to Pre-order new cover of Dare!

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Poison’s Dance Release Date!

Poison’s Dance, the third book in my fairytale retelling series, will be releasing August 26, 2020. You can follow this link to see the book page on Amazon and pre-order the ebook. 

I’m so excited to share this book with you! Alex’s character arc really starts to shine in this book, and I really hope the pay-off of watching him stumble through lots of mistakes in the first two books is worth it in this book. 

I can’t reveal the cover yet, but even this teaser that my cover designer put together is stunning!

About the book: 
If he falls to the lure of the curse, the dance might trap him forever.

Alex has survived his first year as high king. The new counsel has improved cooperation between the kingdoms, and peace seems achievable. When the Tuckawassee queen sends him an invitation he can’t refuse, Alex must once again face his greatest threat for the sake of peace.
Princess Tamya of Tuckawassee, along with her eleven sisters, has danced from sunset until sunrise every night of her life. It is her gift and her curse. When Queen Valinda wishes to use the power their cursed dance gives them to rule all of Tallahatchia, Tamya must decide if she will do what is right even if it betrays her own sister.

Daemyn Rand has survived a hundred years’ worth of battles. All he wants to do now is safely marry his princess. Will he be forced to choose between the love of his life and the high king he has loyally served for years?

They have faced certain death before. This time, they might not make it out alive.

Don’t miss this re-envisioning of the Twelve Dancing Princesses fairy tale.

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day Sales

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For those of you who like fairy tales, today is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. A bunch of authors writing fairy tale retellings have their books on sale today through the end of the week (including me!) so now is the time to stock up on lots and lots of books! There is also a Facebook party tonight with prizes and games, so you won’t want to miss out on that!


Sales! Sales! And More Sales!

Here is a list (with links) of all the fairy tale retellings on sale today! These are all from clean fairy tale retelling authors so while I haven’t read all of these books yet, I feel comfortable recommending them.

If I have read them, you’ll find my reviews on my Goodreads under fairy tale retellings. I’ve also tried to tag each book with their fairy tale, if I can find/know that information.

First up, my own books Dagger’s Sleep and Midnight’s Curse are both on sale this week from now until Friday!

National Fairy Tale Day Sale

Dagger’s Sleep (Sleeping Beauty): https://www.amazon.com/Daggers-Sleep-Beyond-Tales-Book-ebook/dp/B07BHPH4VF

Midnight’s Curse (Cinderella): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RQVFH1S

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Pathways (Rumpelstiltskin/Princess and the Pea): https://www.amazon.com/Pathways-Kingdom…/dp/B07ND2GB48

Spelled: https://www.amazon.com/Spelled-Kingdom…/dp/B07QYCHHN9

Identity: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TJ2G9DX

Reflection: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YSZJFHB

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Link for the series page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GHXGPW5

Thief of Cahraman, Prince of Cahraman, Queen of Cahraman are an extended Aladdin retelling. Beast of Rosemead and Beauty of Rosemead are a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

Book five in this series also released today! I’m so excited to read it!

Princess of Midnight

Princess of Midnight (Cinderella): https://www.amazon.com/Princess-Midnight-Retelling-Cinderella-Fairytales-ebook/dp/B081B8S7DW

Faraway Castle Series: All books $.99 and the two novellas are Free!

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Faraway Castle series link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TGFL78V

Cinder Ellie (Cinderella prequel novella): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SPF3PC4

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Princess of Secrets (Frog Prince): readerlinks.com/l/732458

Princess of Shadows

$.99: Princess of Shadows (Princess and the Pea): readerlinks.com/l/732490

Princess of Mermaids

$2.99: Princess of Mermaids (Little Mermaid): readerlinks.com/l/822139

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Once Upon a Story Short Story Collection: readerlinks.com/l/1035522

Suzannah Rowntree

$.99: The Rakshasa’s Bride (Beauty and the Beast): https://books2read.com/u/bQB8Y7

Princess of Gems

FREE: Curse of Gems (Toads and Diamonds): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3DJCDQ

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Firethorn Chronicles series page link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0753LNFXV

 

Dancer

$.99: Dancer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PQ239DR

Dragon's Maid

$.99: Dragon’s Maid: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SCL935V

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The Dragon Princess (Sleeping Beauty): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TWBL2GK/

The Siren Princess (Little Mermaid): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YBNQZ22/


Facebook Party!!!

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Many of the clean fairy tale writers above are hosting a Facebook party tonight. Lots of prizes and fairy tale fun! You won’t want to miss out!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2639757836252467


Group Promo

I’m trying something new this year and experimenting with participating in a group promo on Bookfunnel. This group promo was open to all, so I can’t guarantee all the books participating are clean. I haven’t personally read any of them (besides mine, for course).

Fairy Tales with a Twist

Group Promo link: https://books.bookfunnel.com/fairytaleretellings/fyt2qzzcnz


Writing Update:

I’ve currently set aside working on Blades book 6 at the moment. It has been giving me trouble, and over the years, I’ve learned it is sometimes best to set aside a book and write something else for a while.

While I haven’t been writing Blades, I have been working on Poison’s Dance (Beyond the Tales #3) and it has been coming along nicely. I’m actually in the climax right now and should hopefully finish it this spring yet. That means it will probably release in August, like Midnight’s Curse did.

Right now, I probably won’t start working on Blades book 6 until late summer or fall. That means, at the earliest, it won’t release until about December. I know that is about a year later than I had planned, but sometimes creativity works that way. I don’t want to rush this book. Not when so many of you are counting on this return to Acktar being amazing.

Resistance Audiobook Blog Tour

After five years since publication, the first book of Jaye L. Knight’s fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles, is now available on audiobook! Enjoy this epic adventure through the voice of narrator Lance Rasmussen. Find out more and listen to the sample below. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You can see the other tour posts here.

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know I ADORE audiobooks. I do most of my reading via audiobook, so I am beyond excited that Resistance is now on Audible where I can convince my dad and brothers to FINALLY listen to it!

About the Book

“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”

Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.

Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.

Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance.

Available now on Audible and iTunes!

(click on the Audible link above to listen to a preview)

Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? Find out more at the official Ilyon Chronicles website!

Book Sale!

Now is the perfect time to get into the series! Starting Friday, November 29th, all books from Ilyon Chronicles will be discounted. You can even get the prequel novella for free! So be sure to check them out on Amazon.

About the Author

Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning
author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for
Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure,
Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in
the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been
penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of
Wisconsin.
You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Etsy.

About the Narrator

Lance Rasmussen is an audiobook narrator and actor based in Denver, CO. A
graduate with a BFA in Acting from Utah State University, and an MFA in
Acting from Louisiana State University, he now narrates and produces
audiobooks from his home studio while working at various regional
theaters across the country. More information can be found at www.lanceras.com. Follow him on Instagram at @LCRasmus.

 

 

Giveaway

Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win one
of 3 copies of the Resistance audiobook! Winners will receive a free download
code to use on Audible. Open internationally!

Don’t forget, next week I will be running a Black Friday – Cyber Monday sale on my Kindle ebooks on Amazon and on the paperbacks on my website!

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