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****HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL****
 
To help start the new year off on a good note, we’ve lowered the price of all 3 books in the Para-Earth Series to just 99 cents (just the e-book versions mind you, I’m not THAT generous) for the entire 1st week of 2017.
So from now until midnight January 7th, 2017, you can get any one of these 5 star rated books: “The Bridge”, “The Ship”, or”The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home”, for just a third of their normal price ($2.99). And remember, you can also gift one of these to anyone who has a birthday or other special occasion coming up.
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“The Bridge” is where it all begins as Alex Hill, reluctant psychic, and his girlfriend Police Sergeant Veronica Ross investigate what starts out as a simple car wreck but becomes much more. Soon their friends Julie Cloudfoot, niece of a Seneca shaman, and Cassandra Elliott a billionaire heiress with psychic talents and a ghostly guardian, join them to learn what has been drowning people inside cars and empty rooms. Their journey will bring them face to face with a threat that is of Earth, just not this one.
 
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The adventures continue in “The Ship” where we find Julie and Cassandra heading to Santa Cruz California to bring the ashes of Julie’s late uncle, and family shaman, to his children for a proper send off. The two women are also hoping to learn if their new romantic relationship is destined to be. As it turns out their desire to be together will be tested much sooner than they’d hoped. For not only are they being stalked by a mysterious white-haired man who has been haunting Cassandra for the past year, they also come face-to-face with a new Para-Earth threat from the sea. A legendary ghost ship aptly nicknamed “The Deathship” has arisen from water and is now hunting Cassandra. It’s goal, to make her a part of itself in a most horrifying fashion. Now the two women must rely on family and ghostly ancestors to thwart the nightmare vessel by launching an all-out attack from the decks of a concrete boat from World War I.
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In “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home” we are introduced to Nathaniel Steward, who at the age of 16 left home to fight for the Union Army in the Civil War. During the battle, an event takes place that changes him and the course of his life forever. Forced to drink blood, and avoid the light of day as much as possible, he spends the next 150 years wandering the world helping others using his newfound talents of shape-shifting, turning into mist, being practically unkillable, and aging ever so slowly. But when the house he grew up in is slated for the wrecking ball he comes home to claim his birthright, not knowing that an old foe, a being he battled in the same Para-Earth where he was forever changed, has entered this world. And now it is hunting him to finish their fight and anyone who stands by him. For he is the only thing that can stop it from devouring the dead, while making more, so it can slowly envelope the entire world.
 
All three books are available in Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, PDF (for desktop/laptop computer users), phones, etc. Just click on the appropriate link below to get the one that works for you:
 
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Is there a lover of the paranormal or science fiction in your life? Well then here’s a deal you won’t want to pass up.
 
Starting from now and ending at midnight November 30th, all three books in the Para-Earth Series are just $1.49 each. (1/2 off the regular price). That’s right, you can get all three books for yourself, or for someone’s stocking, for less than $5.00!
 
The Para-Earth Series has something for everyone:
 
Ghosts, psychics, vampyres, parallel realities, mystery, love, action, suspense… in short the works!
 
2000-01-31-08-52-31Each book has been given 4 and 5 star ratings, and the series is still growing. Every story stands on its own, but is also part of a growing story arc.
 
-It all begins with “The Bridge” where a strange stone bridge built in the 1700’s is haunted by the mysterious White Lady, who does not guard but seeks help in uncovering a terrifying secret within the structure.
 
-The adventures continue with “The Ship” where Cassandra Elliott and Julie Cloudfoot, having just survived the terrifying encounter at the bridge, now find themselves facing a living ghost ship which has designs on making the psychically endowed Cassandra its new navigator.
 
“The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home” introduces a whole new set of characters including Nathan Steward, the last surviving soldier of the Civil War who’s extended lifespan comes from his terrifying encounter in a Para-Earth where he encountered life forms that defied description. Only now one of those beings has finally found its way into this world, and he is the only force that can stop it.  But he must act fast for the thing seeks not only to end his life but those of the families he was watched over for the last 150 years, along with the entire world.
 
Like Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, all the stories take place in the same universe. And with time many of the different characters will meet and have adventures together. Two new books are scheduled to be added to the series next year, so dive in now because the adventures are just beginning.
 
Plus, if you order through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, you can not only gift them to someone, but you can also schedule what day you want the book(s) to arrive, like maybe Christmas or during Hannukah? Or maybe someone has a birthday coming up, take care of your shopping now and know they’ll receive it on the right day.
 
Just click on the appropriate link below and take advantage of this offer that promises hours of reading pleasure and wonder for all:
 
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****LOOKING FOR A GIFT FOR THAT PARANORMAL/MYSTERY READER IN YOUR LIFE****

Psychics, ghosts, and beings that are/and are not from this world await you within the pages of these 5-star stories

Signed copies of books I and II in the “Para-Earth” series are just $10.00 each, plus $5.00 shipping and handling anywhere in the United States. (For overseas shipping will be more of course, and will depend on the destination). These books are trade paperback sized and will look great on any bookshelf.

*I accept Paypal, checks, or money orders*

Just tell me which title(s) you want and if they’re to be signed and personalized. (Some people prefer just signed, which is why I ask).

You can contact me by leaving a message below or by e-mailing me at:

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Please note: Normal mailing time is 5-9 days, so order soon to get it in time for Christmas.

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“The Ship” hit #1 on Amazon U. K.’s Bestseller list.  

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ON AMAZON U. S. BESTSELLER’S LIST

And there’s still time to get a copy for yourself or a friend.  Click on the link below and then share this entry with everyone you know so they can take advantage too.

Amazon US Link:  http://www.amazon.com/Ship-Every-needs-navigator-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B00K3A7XG6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ship-Every-needs-navigator-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B00K3A7XG6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

NOTE: This free giveaway ends at midnight Sunday August 9th so act quickly and thank you for all your support.

****FREE THIS WEEKEND ONLY****


“THE SHIP” 

Book 2 in my Para-Earth Series is free for all Kindle Users from now until midnight tomorrow, so grab a copy and spread the word to everyone you know.  

This 5-star paranormal/mystery continues the story of Cassandra Elliot and Julie Cloudfoot, who fought alongside Alex and Veronica in my first novel “The Bridge”

As a result of their previous adventure, these two young ladies have fallen in love and have come to Santa Cruz to see if their new relationship can work, as well as bury Julie’s uncle who had been guarding the bridge as part of his duties as the family shaman.

But there are new problems. Julie is finding out that the shaman mantle has been passed to her, but she things there is nothing to guard against as the being that had lain hidden inside the bridge is no more. However, another evil from another para-earth has arisen and has marked Cassandra is its target.

Now the two will have to fight against a new threat that threatens to tear apart them apart before they fully begin.

Once again ghosts, psychics, and shamans await you in this new story, along with a terrifying ghost ship and a familiar white-haired villain from “The Bridge”

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Ship-Every-needs-navigator-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B00K3A7XG6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ship-Every-needs-navigator-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B00K3A7XG6/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


Summer is slowly drawing to a close, especially for me. University will be starting up on the 24th, and I had 2 FREE days left to use over on Amazon Select, so YOU get a treat.

Book 2 in my Para-Earth Series will be available for ALL Kindle users this weekend (Aug. 8-9).

Book Synopsis:

This 5-star paranormal/mystery continues the story of Cassandra Elliot and Julie Cloudfoot, the two young women who fought alongside Alex and Veronica in my first novel “The Bridge”

These two young ladies have fallen in love and have come to Santa Cruz to see if their new relationship can work, as well as bury Julie’s uncle who had been guarding the bridge as part of his duties as the family shaman.

But there are new problems. Julie is finding out that the shaman mantle has been passed to her, but she things there is nothing to guard against as the being that had lain hidden inside the bridge is no more. However, another evil from another para-earth has arisen and has marked Cassandra is its target.

Now the two will have to fight against a new threat that threatens to tear apart them apart before they fully begin.

Once again ghosts, psychics, and shamans await you in this new story, along with a terrifying ghost ship and a familiar white-haired villain from “The Bridge”

Remember, Book 3 “The Door” is coming soon and the events in this story will have a direct effect on what comes. So don’t miss out. So spread the word and be ready to take advantage of this giveaway.


That’s right, my second novel “The Ship” is now free for for all Kindle users.

This 5-star paranormal/mystery continues the story of Cassandra Elliot and Julie Cloudfoot, the two young women who fought alongside Alex and Veronica in my first novel “The Bridge”

These two young ladies have fallen in love and have come to Santa Cruz to see if their new relationship can work, as well as bury Julie’s uncle who had been guarding the bridge as part of his duties as the family shaman.

But there are new problems. Julie is finding out that the shaman mantle has been passed to her, but she things there is nothing to guard against as the being that had lain hidden inside the bridge is no more. However, another evil from another para-earth has arisen and has marked Cassandra is its target.

Now the two will have to fight against a new threat that threatens to tear apart them apart before they fully begin.

Once again ghosts, psychics, and shamans await you in this new story, along with a terrifying ghost ship and a familiar white-haired villain from “The Bridge”

So click on the link below and grab your copy now. And don’t forget to spread the word to everyone you know so they can take advantage too:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ship-Every-navigator-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B00K3A7XG6/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1VQJ8YHE6VPSKFT1TWKV


*IN CASE ONE BOOK WASN’T ENOUGH, HERE’S ANOTHER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR KINDLE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIBERS*

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You can now get “The Ship”, book two in the Para-Earth Series for FREE through Amazon. That’s right, you can enjoy this 5 star tale for free as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

This paranormal/mystery continues the story of Cassandra and Julie, two young women who fought alongside Alex and Veronica in my first novel “The Bridge”. The two have fallen in love and have come to Santa Cruz to see if their new relationship can work, as well as bury Julie’s uncle who had been guarding the bridge as part of his duties as the family shaman.

But there are new problems. Julie is finding out that the shaman mantle has been passed to her, but she things there is nothing to guard against as the being that had lain hidden inside the bridge is no more. However, another evil from another para-earth has arisen and has marked Cassandra is its target.

Now the two will have to fight against a new threat that threatens to tear apart them apart before they fully begin.

Once again ghosts, psychics, and shamans await you in this new story, along with a terrifying ghost ship and a familiar white-haired villain from “The Bridge”.

So why not check it out today and enjoy a really exciting summer read. And remember, you can find book one in the series “The Bridge” which is also FREE to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Click on this link to start reading:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Ship-Every-navigator-Para-Earth-ebook/dp/B00K3A7XG6/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1Z1J12WT1JS8PB0KQX5G


*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR KINDLE UNLIMITED SUBSCRIBERS*

You can now get “The Bridge”, book on in the Para-Earth Series for FREE through Amazon.  That’s right, you can enjoy this 4 and 5 star tale for free as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.  This paranormal/mystery will introduce you to ghosts, psychics, and a whole new vision of parallel realities unlike anything you’ve ever read before.

So why not check it out today and enjoy a really exciting summer read. Plus when you’re done you’ll find book 2 in the series, “The Ship”, is also available through Kindle Unlimited.

Just click on the link below to get started, and please help spread the word.  Thank you and happy reading…

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bridge-Para-Earth-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00B86DR9G/ref=pd_sim_351_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0TXXNAMPAYHW47GCQ7C1


…Or making hard choices while revising your novel

Whenever I write a novel, or short story, so many ideas come to me that I immediately write down as I’m going on along.  I have so much fun with my characters I sometimes wonder if I’m getting enough interesting scenes into the story.  I start to worry that I’m having too much of a good time listening to my characters bantering back and forth to make them feel more real and alive, that I start to wonder whether or not there’s enough action going on in the book.  When that happens I start coming up with more  scenes that help get the readers’ pulses pounding.

But then when I go back to start the second draft I look back over the entire story and find that word count is much higher than I originally planned.  I try to aim no higher than 120,000 words, which by industry standards is still pretty long for a novel.  Mind you, even though I’m an independent author and don’t have to abide by what most publishers want, I try to keep within certain guidelines such as length.  Why do I do this?  Because, I don’t want to wind up boring my audience by not letting them get to the final climactic scene.  If you take too long letting all the events you’ve been building up to finally happen, you could start losing their interest.  PLUS… you could wind up using too many good ideas and confusing them along the way.

In my case, my first drafts usually come in at about 130-160,000 words.  So I often wind up with plenty of trimming to do, which I actually don’t mind.  A fair amount of those excess words come from scenes where I repeat the same idea that I used earlier or later in the book, in which case I get to decide where in the story it works best and delete the other sections where it appears.    Other times I’ll find a scene that while extremely interesting and exciting, does not really add anything to the main story.  In fact, it serves more as a distraction than anything else.

That’s what happened with the fellow in this photo…

This is a whale skeleton located at Long Marine Lab in Santa Cruz, a location I used in my second novel “The Ship”.  As you can imagine it’s quite large and has been out in the sun and rain for many years.  But where it was located, really got my imagination going.  You  see, this fellow stands not more than fifteen yards away from a cliff that looks out onto the ocean.  Mind you, there is a fence so no one falls in, which is a good thing because it’s a sheer drop down onto some nasty rocks far below.

In fact I was standing one windy day looking out at the waves when I heard a metal creaking noise behind me.  Immediately my imagination went into overdrive and I could see clearly in my mind that the whale skeleton, perched on its metal poles, had begun to move.  I’ll admit that I quickly whirled around and saw that it of course had not moved.  And while I stared at it, half expecting it to do so, I heard the sound again.  This time I realized it was coming from the de-salinazation plant off to my left.  But still, the idea of the bones moving and coming to life was stuck in my head and I knew I just had to use it in a story.  Especially when I went to leave and took one final photo and wound up with this image

My mind was on fire.  I kept picturing those bony jaws clamping down on someone and shaking them like a dog chewing on an old shoe.  I had already begun work on “The Ship” and had been working on a scene that took place at Long Marine Lab, so I immediately added to the scene.  I’d created a nosy reporter who was following Cassandra, my billionaire heiress, and her new love-interest Julie Cloudfoot around and decided to have the reporter be the victim.  She was a tabloid journalist who was going to expose Cassie’s coming out of the closet unless Cassie bought the photos showing her and Julie kissing on the beach and other places.  But one of my other antagonists intercepted the journalist near the fence overlooking the ocean after the woman had issued her ‘business offer’ to Cassie who had just left.  My villain had not wanted Cassie threatened and used some of his abilities to animate the skeleton and killed the journalist.  It was a fascinating scene that I really loved, especially after the journalist was dead and the whale skeleton flung her lifeless body over the cliff and into the sea.

 Yet, when I started the second draft I saw how crowded the book already was with characters who really mattered.  Plus, there were already so many good scenes that were more relevant, that this scene became a distraction.  So I copied and pasted it into a separate file where I keep other fragments of work, and saved it.  (Does this sound familiar to everyone?  It should, I keep telling you all to save any scenes you remove from your stories because they might prove useful in another story with other characters)

So the other day I came across these photos of the whale skeleton again and started thinking about how I had to let that scene go.  I still wanted to use it in another story, but I couldn’t imagine how I’d make it happen.  Julie and Cassie, along with most of my characters were back on the East Coast and I had practically no one left out in Santa Cruz, then I remembered Julie’s younger brother Johnny.  Johnny had been introduced in “The Ship” and had played several crucial roles in that book.  By the end of the story he was still out here in Santa Cruz, because he was a student studying marine biology and sometimes helped out at Long Marine Lab as part of his studies.  He also had gotten a girlfriend named Michelle who had a secret or two of her own (those who’ve read “The Ship” know what I’m talking about… hint-hint).  So now I’m starting to think about their story and I’m planning on recycling the whale skeleton scene with a new villain and victim.  The overall tale itself will be a love-story in the vein of Beauty and the Beast, only I’ll be reversing the sexes and making it more of a Handsome and the Beast tale.  That will probably see the light of day in 2016 or 2017 depending on how much writing I can do and how fast I get things done.

So now you understand why I keep telling you all to save scenes that you need to remove from one story.  They can come in handy down the road with a bit of reworking.  It’s been almost w years since I wrote and removed that scene and I had no idea if and when it might prove useful.  But now I have the characters and a storyline where it can come into play.  There are countless other pieces of story I have saved that I will be sorting through which might come in handy too.  I’ll have to root through them and see what I’ve got.  But I’ll keep you posted.

You can find out other interesting things about what went on when I wrote “The Ship” on the new Facebook Page I made for that book.  You can find it at:

https://www.facebook.com/theshipnovel

That’s al;l I have for today.  Until next time, take care everyone, and keep writing.

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