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

A FAULT OF GRAVES


 

A FAULT OF GRAVES

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.


Friday, October 8, 2021

Christian Young Adult Fantasy Bookshelf

 

Yes, I found more authors who are promoting their novels hereThis promo is for Christian books for teens and Young Adults with fantasy elements, fantasy worlds, and even Christian Sci-Fi.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

ABC LEARN TO READ SPANISH coloring book - all ages

 Check it out here.


ADORABLE, FUN AND ENGAGING SPANISH-ENGLISH COLORING BOOK FOR KIDS. TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ SPANISH AND ENGLISH.

ABC Learn to Read Spanish Coloring Book will engage your toddler, preschooler, kindergartner, tween, or teen where they are in ability and skill. This can be a first English Spanish / EspaƱol alphabet book for children of any age.

Children learn best while having fun.

Every page is of giant size (8.5 x 11 inches), fun to color, with super cute image ranging from simplistic to complex so kids of varying ability can express themselves to their particular degree.

Hours of enjoyment―at home or in the classroom. This could be a great addition to a bilingual homeschool curriculum.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Tales of the Future


 

Woohoo. Here's a group of authors offering their scifi and fantasy bargains through a promotion on StoryOrigin. Click here to check them out.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

ABC LEARN TO READ COLORING BOOK for toddlers

 Check it out on here:


Adorable, Fun and Engaging Coloring Book

ABC Learn to Read Coloring Book introduces simple words with cute pictures that will engage your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartner where they are in ability and skill. Words start large and simple and progress.

Children learn best while having fun. This book helps children as young as 1 and as old as 6 to learn and practice fundamental concepts.

Every page is of giant size (8.5 x 11 inches), fun to color, and is presented in the super cute images that every kid is sure to enjoy.

ABC Learn to Read Coloring Book is an awesome children’s coloring book for fun and learning that inspires hours of enjoyment―at home or in the classroom.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

99 CENT BOOK SALE

 

WOOHOO! Several of my books, along with novels by a variety of authors, are on sale for the next seven days.

Click HERE to see them all.


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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KIND OF A SCI-FI THEME THIS MONTH.

Click here for freebies: Epic. Fantasy. Magic. FREE Books! 

Get these books fast! This promotion ends May 28th!

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

sorcery, fae/magic, or adventure, (some romance) 

then this promo is for you.


Also we have Coming in for a Landing which is a giveaway 

promo for sci-fi books that have space ships. 

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

maybe a space battle, maybe a crash. 

This one ends June 2nd.

The third one is #AlienSeasons Sci-Fi & Fantasy Giveaway

All these books fall under the science fiction and fantasy 

umbrella. Promo ends May 30th. You'll probably notice 

some overlap of books available on these 3 StoryOrigin 

giveaways.


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.