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Friday Fortune #1 – Free Kindle eBook!

Welcome to the first post in my newly dubbed Friday Fortune posts!

What is Friday Fortune? On Wednesdays and Sundays, my posts are generally serious and focus on specific aspects of writing or even life in general. Fridays are here to mix it up a bit. On Fridays, you’ll never know what I’ll post. If you’re looking forward to see how this will go, here’s a preview of some things that could and most likely will happen in the future:

  • Book reviews. Take a look into my reading material and see what books I like. Got any suggestions for books I should read? Let me know!
  • Story snippets. There are days when I’m just dying to share something I wrote. Fridays will be those days.
  • Questions. That’s right, it’s time for us to discuss things. Your favorite book? What you’re doing this summer? This is my way to get to know all of you better.

Do you have any suggestions as to other things I could do? Let me know and I’ll take them into consideration! Let’s make Fridays fun and a great way to really celebrate the end of another week and the start of two days of freedom!

Without further ado, let’s start Friday Fortune with a blast.

Friday Fortune #1

Today, A Glimpse of The Dark is free on Amazon Kindle!

It’s free until midnight PST time (What time is that for me?). If you’re interested in a collection of short stories that dwell in the dark and paranormal fantasy genres, with a bit of a psychological twist, then this book is for you!

This is a thank you to everyone who supports me. Thank you and I hope you enjoy A Glimpse of The Dark!

Stay tuned for next week’s Friday Fortune; send in any suggestions you come up with and I may very well do it!


The Birth of Spring + Free Book!


Spring is finally here and that means that winter has come to an end. I love winter, because it has both Christmas and my birthday, but spring is my favorite season. It’s not too hot, not too cold and is just beautiful.

The view from one of my attic windows.

Flowers blooming, blue skies with the occasional rain, nice breezes, birds chirping, and just beautiful scenery all around. That’s what today looks like and it’s wonderful and inspiring. I’ve been in a good mood all week and this is a large part of the reason. This weather pushing me to write, because it fits what I like so perfectly. As you’ll see through the progress bars, I’ve made some decent progress this past week.

That aside, spring is the time to take walks outside and enjoy nature. Not only does spring inspire me to write, it even inspired me to do some spring cleaning to my room! I will admit, that’s a miracle completely normal day-to-day situation.

Spring is such a wonderful time of year… So we must savor it!

Free Book

A Glimpse of The Dark will be free on Amazon Kindle tomorrow, March 22nd, to celebrate that Spring is finally here! Get this collection of dark and paranormal fantasy tales while you can!

Don’t be afraid of the dark; you might find you like it there, with all these characters and their tales.

Clicking the above link will take you directly to the US Amazon page!


It’s coming. A long, long time ago, I posted three times per week. The Friday posts mysteriously vanished in gaps between dimensions. But fear not! In just two days, these posts will return!

Not just any posts, but a project. Excited? So am I!

Enjoy this season, y’all. There’s only three months of it left!

How will you be spending the first day of spring?


E-Book Giveaway: A Glimpse of The Dark

That’s right, folks. I’m starting off the new year with a giveaway of my book A Glimpse of The Dark. It is available only in Kindle format; if you do not have a Kindle, there are plenty of programs that allow you to read Kindle files!

This giveaway is a thank you to everyone who follows my blog and puts up with my sometimes irregular posts. Because of all of you, I passed 100 followers this morning; thank you so much!

There are three copies available.

Without further ado, here’s the synopsis and then your entry form:

A teenager’s taste of death.
A lover’s fall from grace.
A spiteful ex’s chance at revenge.
A fearful girl’s moment of peace.
An ancient heir’s breakthrough in magic.
A succubus’ memories of a painful past.
A scorned son’s night of fun.

Seven stories, seven topics. Seven tales fill this book and lurk in the darkest depths of fantasy. The dark is their common theme, while each individual story shows an entirely different view. The victim, the successor, the antagonist. Take a look through the eyes of each character and live their lives, feel what they feel, and find out what drives them.

Many horrors lurk in the dark. Are you ready to see them?

Fill this out to enter! Name and email gets you one entry. If you do everything, you have four!

Subscribe by adding your email on the right side of my page.

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Enter now and see if you’ll win! The deadline is January 29th and the winners will be announced February 1st.

You have two weeks to enter, so get to it! Please spread the word; let’s make this a great giveaway!


When do you work best?

These past few days, I have been incredibly busy. Sunday I studied and mastered Kindle formatting – at least enough to whip up a Kindle-formatted eBook. After that, I created a Facebook Author Page, studied HTML to learn enough to make a proper welcome page for it and create a new background for my Twitter Account.

Are these things all permanent? Probably not. I’m a writer, not a visual artist, but I darn well tried. That counts for something, right? It has given these pages a more personalized look.The Amazon Kindle 2

Today also marks exactly two weeks until the release of my eBook, A Glimpse of The Dark: A Collection of Paranormal Tales.Everything is right on track in regards to it!

Now, to the topic of this blog. As you can see from the first paragraph, business plagued me this week. Consider this: Between all those things, I also go to college every day and have homework. However, I work best when busy.

Admittedly, this schedule cut me off from my novel, but progress will resume once I finish the last details of the upcoming release. When I have a lot of things I need to do, I spend my time wisely to get everything done, whereas if I have nothing to do, I’ll intend to do something and then procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate.

Is this a familiar problem for others? If it is, tell me your experiences!