Thursday, July 15, 2021

Kindle Vella on Amazon - a new platform for serialized reading


 

Amazon launched Kindle Vella this week. Here's my contemporary Christian romance debuting on this new platform of serialized episodes. The first three installments are free and then you need tokens to unlock the remaining episodes. (Amazon will front you with a couple hundred tokens for free to get you started.)

THE WIDOWER'S WAY

Aaron’s a single dad with a precocious young daughter. Jill’s an English teacher with mounting health problems, working in the same high school as Aaron. Can he get over the death of his wife, several years past, and realize who God has put in the classroom next door? Will she chance inflicting more sorrow and suffering on a man who’s already endured so much? Find out how they make the toughest decisions in this heart-warming faith-filled novella, The Widower’s Way.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Curse of the Winter Dragon

 


The second book in the Dragons & Drones series is now out on Kindle and paperback.

The epic journey began with nine headed to the marriage market. After a series of setbacks, adventures, and tragedies, seven find themselves in the Frozen Abyss. There are struggles, battles, surprises, and dragons ahead of them. Find CURSE OF THE WINTER DRAGON on Amazon here.

And if you missed the first book, SPELL OF THE SHADOW DRAGON, find it here.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Deleted Scene from SPELL OF THE SHADOW DRAGON


 

Sometimes it's fun to read a deleted scene. This one was the opening scene to SPELL OF THE SHADOW DRAGON until I took it out:


“YOU BETTER GO,” Gus whispers. “That’s the third time she’s come down to the lake and yelled your name, Presley. She must know this is where you come.”

I grumble an “all right” as low—and sweetly—as I can, my eye following her as she hurries off. I don’t want to leave Gus yet. We’re perched high in a cloby tree, straddling the thickest branch, enjoying the fresh smells away from the village. Our secret alone spot. It’s a great place to hide from my mother because she would never look up. She’s superstitious about raising her eyes. Bad things are up, she says. I guess that’s why she throws rubbish on our roof.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Dragons and Drones series now RELEASED

 Prequel to the Dragons & Drones series (Dragons and Drones) by [Debra Chapoton]

Look inside the 99 cent Prequel of my new sci-fi fantasy series and get hooked on a story that’s a cross between Game of Thrones and Left Behind. Find the PREQUEL here. 

In the prequel you'll find out how the story began and why they left Earth.

Book 1 is SPELL OF THE SHADOW DRAGON, available for order by clicking here. (Paperback out now, digital book downloads on and after June 8.) 

It's four hundred years later and the colonization of the new planet has not gone well. New generations have been born, lived, and died while many of the first inhabitants still exist, living lengthy lives to rival Old Testament characters. But there's no religion here. No faith. No hope. No knowledge of God. People worship dragons and live in a primitive state of poverty, war, and petty empires. Yet despite this great loss, God will reveal Himself.



Spell of the Shadow Dragon: An Epic SciFi Fantasy Adventure (Dragons and Drones Book 1) by [Debra Chapoton]

The story begins with 17-year-old Presley Bergo on her way to the marriage market with eight others. All will be forced to find a mate from a rival empire or else be sent to the Frozen Abyss.

One of her companions is Gus, an Ascendor with special powers he’s been teaching Presley … all while falling in love. Now they’re looking for a chance to run away together before they reach the market. But in the space of a few moments, their lives are turned upside down when a shadow dragon swoops in.

Get your copy and follow along on an epic journey. It's a cross between Game of Thrones (without the R rating) and Left Behind.


Book 2 is CURSE OF THE WINTER DRAGON and you can order it by clicking here. (Paperback is out now and digital is on pre-order with downloads coming June 15.)

The cast of characters - mythical animals and Earth escapees, bitter brothers and young lovers, worried fathers and greedy rulers - finish the journey.  All face unimaginable challenges. And in a time of earthquakes and wars, clues from the past eventually lead to the ultimate rescue, one that affects the entire civilization if they only realize that God still rules the Universe.

Curse of the Winter Dragon: An Epic SciFi Fantasy Adventure (Dragons and Drones Book 2) by [Debra Chapoton]

Saturday, May 1, 2021

BOOK GIVEAWAYS FOR MAY

 

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If you're a fan of epic fantasy, high fantasy, sword & 

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Nothing special, just space ships. Maybe it's a cruise, 

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This one ends June 2nd.

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All these books fall under the science fiction and fantasy 

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Hey, HERE WITHOUT A TRACE (young adult parallel 

universe novel) got a new cover. Check it out here.


And next month there'll be a big announcement.

Happy reading!

Sunday, April 11, 2021

BEYOND CREATIVE WRITING PROMPTS

 

BEYOND CREATIVE WRITING PROMPTS


Are you on the road to publishing? Do you have a story to tell? Whether you’re a serious writer or a dabbler in creative writing, this workbook will set you on an author’s journey. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Defeating Writer’s Block

Story Prompts by Category

Writing Tips

Sample 20 Chapter Novel Outline

How to Write Great Characters

Tips on

Sunday, February 14, 2021

FREE FROM AUTHORS / FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED

 

Ready for some more free novels?

Find these Kindle Unlimited Novels in the following subjects: Adventure, Action, Mysteries of all kinds, Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense, Sci-Fi and Fantasy of all types and subgenres. This promotion is through StoryOrigin and you can check them out HERE.

If you don't have a Kindle Unlimited subscription I still have some books you can download for free. These authors are making them available in the hopes that you'll leave an honest review when you finish. It's so hard to get reviews. Please help us. Go HERE for free copies through StoryOrigin.

Almost done with my current work-in-progress and may have some publication news next month. Stay tuned.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Sweet Romance Books

 

Click HERE and find a number of romance novels that have been recommended as sweet, clean, or Christian novels. These books are free of swearing, excessive alcohol or drug use, and sex (on or off the pages). There are plenty to pick from and most will be on sale or free this month.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Look Who Got a New Cover! The Girl in the Time Machine

 


THE GIRL IN THE TIME MACHINE on Amazon here

A NEW TWIST TO TIME TRAVEL


A desperate girl

A faulty time machine

A rising body count

Seventeen year old Laken may want to get revenge on the girls who have bullied her, but she also wants to help them. Honest. Secretly using the time machine in her father's science lab, she sends them one by one into the last century. Poof, problems solved.

Except they're not.

Now the disappearances are being linked to unmarked graves. Parents are lying about their missing kids' whereabouts. The police want to search the lab. And Laken is running out of time to retrieve the last girl she sent to 1994.

Available on Amazon


Friday, December 4, 2020

Writing Prompts Workbook

 

NEED TO BREAK WRITER'S BLOCK? WANT TO INSPIRE YOUR CREATIVE JUICES? LOOKING FOR HELP?

You love writing. You've got stories inside that are aching to get on paper, the computer screen … the big screen. But maybe you can’t get started and need some prompting. Or maybe you’ve started but stalled when that dreaded writer’s block smacked the next word right out of your head. Have no fear, this book will help. These prompts are all taken from published novels, changed enough to avoid copyright infringement, or written verbatim with the author’s consent.

These will spark your imagination with situations, characters, dialogue, or verbiage. Get your copy today and start working on your masterpiece, blog, or journal now. Click HERE.


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

FREE READS GIVEAWAY

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Friday, October 16, 2020

LOVE CONTAINED - Chapter 1 excerpt

 


Chapter 1

 

HE REALIZED A long time ago his whole life would forever be divided into two parts: before he’d killed his brother and after. He had to accept, too, that he was also morally obligated to bring Max back to life−as much as he could−for his parents, and possibly for Ling Su, too. He could only do that in China.

It had been easy living one life, and not that much harder living two. Though it was nearly impossible after he lost his faith.

Max and Henry Winston were

Saturday, October 3, 2020

LOVE CONTAINED, New Release!

 

CLEAN CHRISTIAN FICTION

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 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.

LOVE CONTAINED

in paperback and Kindle on Amazon

Free with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited