Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Early Reveal of Cool Sci-Fi Books for September


Sometimes you just have to have a little sci-fi in your life.

Click on 
SCIENCE FICTION SEPTEMBER to see an assortment of cool books. Go ahead, judge them by their covers. Click and read.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

SUMMER SCHOOL, book 5 in the Second Chance Teacher Romance series


SUMMER SCHOOL by Marlisa Kriscott (my pen name for Christian romance) 

Terrence Fuller is the guy with the good heart, but no clue how to act around women.

You’ve seen him flirt with Sonia and Melanie and every other single teacher at Central High. Well, almost everyone. He’s never given a second thought to the happy-go-lucky Andrea Riley, who seems more like a little sister to him.

Andrea has watched match after match being made between teachers at Central. She’s even had her own little romance with a long-term substitute teacher, but now he’s ghosting her. With so few teachers working the summer school schedule, Terrence is her only choice for someone to complain to about her disappearing love life.

Just when the light bulb goes off for Terrence and he sees Andrea’s positive traits, competition arrives. And then things get complicated.

Book 5 in the Second Chance Teacher Romance series is another sweet, clean small town romance you're going to love.

★★★★★ This clean Christian romance is on kindle unlimited too. Heart-warming and well-written.

★★★★★ Can you have a second first impression? Yes. I wasn't impressed with Terrence in earlier books, but he's my new favorite character now. He shows you how to fail at flirting and still win the girl.

★★★★★ It happened one summer ... at summer school. Who would have thought a contemporary romance set in a high school could be so entertaining?

Saturday, June 18, 2022

SCHOOL'S OUT - book 4 in the Second Chance Teacher Romance series



The cool teacher, you know the one, teen girls love him, the guys want to be him, and women would lie down in his path if he’d look their way: that’s Josh Teague.

He teaches science at Central High and no one would expect him to notice, let alone be drawn to drab, frumpy Sarah Wheeling, substitute teacher.

But he is.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Brand New Covers for the Second Chance Teacher Romance series


Welcome to Central High, where the teachers are conscientious, everyone knows everyone else, and God is a secret matchmaker. Being high school sweethearts isn’t just for students in this small town. Follow along as the teachers find love, redemption, and new chances at happiness.

Each book can be read as a standalone, but if you read them in order, you’ll get some insights into the lives of the characters when they appear in other stories.

If you like novels about love, faith, and friendship, you’ll love the Second Chance Teacher Romance series, written by me, Debra Chapoton, but under the pen name of MARLISA KRISCOTT.

​Start with AARON AFTER SCHOOL, available now on AMAZON.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Spring Romance Books for Review


Need a free book to read and review?

Here are some sweet, clean, romances of all subgenres--contemporary, historical, Christian, suspense, mystery, paranormal, that fit within the following rating levels. Clean--Hallmark movies, some kissing, no nudity, no intimacy on or off "screen" PG--Some innuendo but nothing kids don't hear every day, intimacy is all closed door PG-13--some language (swear words not related to intimacy), more talk about intimacy, making out, but no description of nudity, and intimacy is closed door.

Check these out HERE.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022



Big News:

I've created a new Christian Romance series (3 books so far) and, to keep them separate from all my young adult books, they're being published under a pseudonym: MARLISA KRISCOTT. (My 4 kids are Maren, Lisa, Krista, and Scott ... they probably expect royalties now.)

Book 1, AARON AFTER SCHOOL, releases on Kindle TODAY. Click HERE to go to Amazon. 
Here's the book blurb: 

Aaron Hage was devastated when his wife died. Now he’s a single dad teaching in a small town high school and he absolutely, positively won’t risk his heart again. The teacher in the next classroom—Jill Davis—has him in the friend zone anyway, so why is he having these romantic thoughts about her?

Jill considers Aaron a good friend, one who can give her unbiased advice about students and listen to her when she grumbles about men—she’s given up on dating after the last loser.

Aaron and Jill are colleagues. There’s anything but romance. Rules are meant to be followed in school, but one word changes everything. Now nothing will ever be the same between them … for better or worse.

Thursday, March 10, 2022

2022 Books on Kindle Unlimited



First: A VARIETY OF CHOICES in various genres. I love trying something new. There's science fiction, mystery, chick lit, and more in this promotion.

Second: CLEAN ROMANCES. I love this kind of book. Peruse the list and click away. Clicking doesn't cost a thing and may lead you to your next favorite book. All of these are guaranteed to be clean (no intimacy beyond kissing, no swearing, no violence).

Third: SWEET ROMANCE NOVELS. I don't know, some of these covers look a little hot, so click at your own risk. There was no rule except they had to be sweet, so ... enjoy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022



Second Chance Romance
Chick Lit
Come check out these Sweet Romance Novels, all on Kindle Unlimited as well as available in paperback and regular Kindle. Click HERE to see them all. Then click on covers you like to find them on Amazon.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

SECOND CHANCE TEACHER ROMANCE - Check out book 1 Aaron After School

Welcome to Central High, where the teachers are conscientious, everyone knows everyone else, and God is a secret matchmaker. Being high school sweethearts isn’t just for students in this small town. Follow along as the teachers find love, redemption, and new chances at happiness.

Each book can be read as a standalone, but if you read them in order, you’ll get some insights into the lives of the characters when they appear in other stories.

If you like novels about love, faith, and friendship, you’ll love the Second Chance Teacher Romance series. Find book 1, AARON AFTER SCHOOL, by clicking here


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Christian Ladies: Check this out.



Great for new Christians or lifelong believers. Use the prayer prompts and Bible study sections to support your daily (or weekly) habit of prayer, devotional study, and meditation.

Includes space for spiritual goals, reflections on Bible passages, prayer requests, answers to prayer, personal thoughts, and more.

Perfect for beginner or intermediate Bible study. Adults, young adults and teens can use this prayer journal as a tool to build a stronger relationship with God.

★★★★★ A great way to track your walk with God and grow your faith.

★★★★★ Very helpful prompts and plenty of space to write in.

★★★★★ Old and New Testament suggested readings with specific verse focus.

Thursday, December 2, 2021




A thousand shipping containers fall off freighters each year and are lost at sea. A small container can float for up to 57 days before sinking to the depths of the ocean. What if someone was inside? And why would they be?

Henry Winston’s faith is first tested when his twin brother dies. Six years later he returns to the mission field. As soon as Chinese authorities start arresting missionaries, Henry takes refuge in a twenty foot shipping container that has been stocked with food and water for just such a hideout.

When the crane operator mistakenly lifts the container—with him inside—and stacks it on a freighter bound for America, he must endure an ocean crossing fraught with injury, hunger, and a second crisis of faith. As well as an unexpected stowaway.

Storms and rough seas cause several containers including his to slip overboard. He and the stowaway have at most fifty-seven days before the container will sink.

From early readers:

★★★★★ A wonderful story of faith, love, and facing up to your mistakes. Couldn’t put it down. I love Christian suspense and romance.

★★★★★ A nail-biting survival story about a Christian man, without being preachy. Loved it.

★★★★★ I thought the whole story was going to take place in a small cramped box, but it didn’t. There are some awesome settings around the world. The characters were real and relatable. Highly recommended.

★★★★★ Being a missionary myself, I was very interested in the blend of cultures. The book had a lot of twists and turns that made it readable with a bit of suspension of reality. Very Christian message. I enjoyed it!

★★★★★ Good read books for women - good read choices 2022

From the Ink & Insights contest judges:

★★★★★ This story has all of the best elements: mystery, adventure, and romance.

★★★★★ Very effective story telling.

★★★★★ All in all, a very well-written and thought-out story.

Books by Debra Chapoton

Edge of Escape

The Guardian’s Diary


A Soul’s Kiss


Out of Exodia

The Time Bender

The Time Pacer

The Time Stopper

The Time Ender

The Girl in the Time Machine

To Die Upon a Kiss

Here Without a Trace

Love Contained

Spell of the Shadow Dragon

Curse of the Winter Dragon

Monday, November 22, 2021

How to find the Best Books about ... Anything

 SHEPHERD is a new and very unique site where the best books in various categories are recommended by other authors.

Say you want to find a book about American women activists or recent true crime books or the Nile or romance books with bad boys or young adult books with magical animals or ... just about anything. Somebody has posted their five best books in that category along with an explanation as to why they recommend them. (There's also a brief bio on the author making the recommendation as well as a synopsis and link to one of their own books.)

This is like a virtual book store with advice from hundreds of readers. Go peruse the options and see what you find.

My recommendations are Here.

Monday, October 25, 2021




Three catastrophes. Two underground cities. One boy with premonitions.

A high school field trip ends unexpectedly when seven students and three teachers slip down a Florida sinkhole. A maze of caverns, tunnels, and dark passageways reveals an underground world full of peril—and signs that they’re not alone. This small group of outcasts, loners, and special needs kids must find a way to survive. But the hovering adults with them may not have their best interests at heart. Dive into a heart-pounding story of endurance and coming of age in a dark and dangerous place.

What early readers are saying:

Danger vs. survival. I loved it.

This is a page-turner peppered with bits of hope, love, and faith along with moments of suspicion, risk, and revenge. Movie ready.

This was intense. Lots of surprises and suspense, but there’s budding love too. I liked that these characters aren’t your typical teens. An Asperger’s kid, a stutterer, an epileptic.

Who can you trust? Who’s not afraid of the dark? Fast paced and frightening!

Get your $2.99 Kindle copy HERE. And your $9.99  paperback HERE.