Deborah Owen is launching a new anthology this coming week. As a contributor, I have written a short story and she has asked me to post this message. Please remember this request is on behalf of sponsoring cancer patients and all money goes to that cause. Please read this, I know it's a bit long but if you can help please do. Further details coming soon.
Thanks for being part of our 2014 anthology! This year's anthology has been named WRONG! and we're very excited... about it. We're launching the book this Saturday, December 13, so get ready to place your order.
We'll be offering *free* *2013 Anthology eBooks* entitled OVERRULED! Be sure to request yours during the launch from Saturday, December 13, through Monday. We will also be *auctioning writing courses* during that time and offering other free gifts. In addition, we will have an ALL DAY marathon on
*Saturday,* so please drop by several times and leave comments to help keep the ball rolling.
If you aren't already on my Facebook friend list, please friend me. My address is
Another way you can help is to copy this letter and put it on your Facebook account (several times between now and Sunday) and your blog. Creative Writing Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that sponsors cancer patients, and 100% of the funds we receive will support that cause.
I hope you'll be an active participant, and when you need help, please let me know and I'll make every effort to reciprocate! Thank you so much, and have a very Merry Christmas!
CEO, Creative Writing Institute
Do you need something to read while the rest of your family's napping off their Thanksgiving meal or maybe you want to treat yourself to an early Christmas present? I've marked 9 of my full length books down to $1.99 until January 1, 2015.
There's a little bit of everything for the entire family - children's picture books, poetry, romance and horror.
Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite
Short Tales of Horror Part II by Regina Puckett is a collection of short horror stories with a twist in the tale. Each story is well constructed with solid characters and each story hooks you in. From a haunted asylum to a creepy cat lady who has her own unique way of dealing with would be burglars, I enjoyed each tale.
The opening story, set in an asylum, follows a Sheriff working with a group of paranormal researchers as they try to contact the dead. They get more than they bargained for. Silent Baby Screams had a double twist which I did not see coming as a woman tries to look after her baby, despite her husband's cold behaviour towards her. A young boy decides to pay back all the people in his life that have upset him - with murderous consequences. A slimming pill has some unforeseen side effects for a couple when the woman can't stop eating. A young family moves to a new home with a bad history that is about to impact on their present.
Regina Puckett knows how to draw you in with Short Tales of Horror Part II. The characters were well developed in such a short space of time. I feel this book will do well. The story themes are familiar, but in short stories this will help the reader set the scene quicker so they can enjoy the story. Definitely not for younger readers, the stories are very dark with disturbing outcomes. A must-read for horror fans.
Reviewed By Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers’ Favorite
In Caterpillar Wants to be a Cow by Regina Puckett, Tiny Caterpillar is learning about the world around him. He sees all kinds of other creatures: a puppy, a kitten, a horse and a cow. He wants to be all of them because each one has a special talent and it looks like, oh, so much fun to be any of those other creatures. As Tiny Caterpillar weaves his cocoon, he dreams of growing up to be a puppy, or a kitten, or a horse, or even a cow. When Tiny Caterpillar emerges from his cocoon, he is no longer a caterpillar. He also is none of the animals that he dreamed of being. He has wings, beautiful wings, and he can fly. As he flutters around to visit all of the other animals, he learns a very important lesson, something that we all need to learn and be reminded of from time to time. “You can’t be me and I can’t be you. We have to be who we are meant to be.” Tiny Caterpillar, now the beautiful butterfly, must be himself and be proud of being himself because everyone is unique and beautiful and important.
This is a lovely story with a beautiful message. The illustrations complement the story. They are very simple illustrations, but colorful and suitable. Regina Puckett is an award-winning author with several books to her credit. She writes a simple story with a very profound message. It's a well-crafted story, something that can and should be shared with both children and adults of all ages. Well done!
The Light Who Shines
by Lilo Abernathy
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance / Mystery
Amazon Rating: 4.7 Stars
Amazon Reviews: 153
Regular Price: $4.99
Sale Price: $1.99
Sale Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014 (One day only)
When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime, it's obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run; and she vows to catch the killer. Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby. She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.
Blue and her clever wolf Varg follow a trail that starts at the Cock and Bull Tap and leads all through the town of Crimson Hollow. Between being sidelined by a stalker who sticks to the shadows and chasing a suspect who vanishes in thin air, the case is getting complicated. If that isn't enough, Dark Vampire activity hits a record high, and hate crimes are increasing. However, it's Blue’s growing feelings for Jack Tanner, her sexy Daylight Vampire boss, that just might undo her.
While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, it seems someone else is conducting a search of their own. Who will find whom first?
Danger lurks in every corner, and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim.
Bluebell Kildare: Supernatural Homicide Detective who has a pure spirit and a will of steel. She was orphaned and has had a tough life, but she continually picks herself up by the boot straps and fights to do what is right, regardless of the cost. And the cost is extreme at times.
Jack Tanner: Blue's sexy boss, the head of the Supernatural Homicide Unit in Crimson Hollow. Jack Tanner is very old Daylight Vampire. He is driven a little crazy by his desire to protect Blue in the face of her independence.
Varg: Blue's wolf. He comes out of nowhere and decides to be Blue's companion. He seems to have some mysterious magical abilities and uses them to guard Blue.
Maud: Blue's dear friend and mother figure. Maud used to visit Blue in the orphanage. She has wild hair that changes colors from day to day. Is it blue, fuchsia, scarlet, or peach sherbet today? She can't cook but she makes awesome Southern beverages.
Alexis: Blue's comrade and neighbor. Alexis is the sassy owner of a store called Herbal Enchantments. She is gifted in earth magic and if she isn't busy feeding her friends, she is telling them what to do.
The Villain: I can't tell you anything about him. But suffice it to say, he is as evil as they get.
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Regular Price: $4.99
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Lilo Abernathy is a somewhat eccentric, deep-thinking, warm-hearted young woman of at least 43 years. She started out as a restaurant chain hostess and worked her way up to the exciting world of global mergers and acquisitions. She has enjoyed an on again/off again relationship with formal education and has been affectionately referred to as information hound. In the evenings, she fills her writing breaks by scanning the internet for answers to provocative questions, such as: "What causes diamonds to be formed in different colors?"
One thing that never changes is Lilo's ongoing love affair with books. A born bibliophile, by age ten she finished all the children's books in the house and started devouring the adult section. By age 15, she was working her way through grocery store book aisles and libraries. Just as Picasso had his blue period, Lilo had her own periods of readership--urban fantasy, paranormal romance, Gothic novels, etc. Now she's planning on creating a bookshelf for you to enjoy.
My sweet romance, Sleeping through the Beauty is free 10/ 16-20. A modern spin on the fairytale, Sleeping Beauty.
Somewhere way deep inside of my weary heart I know
I have to try and try to fail and fail, so I can learn and grow
But I’m tired of taking two steps forward and falling back three
Why does the world only see my failures and never really see me?
Today I’m firing a warning shot over the bow of the world’s ship
To let everyone know I’m no longer pulling any punches or quips
What you see is what you get from now on and forever more
So stand back while I shove my way through life’s closed door
Coming soon. A sweet modern fairy tale loosely based on Cinderella.
Cindy Fellars is determined to keep her young sisters out of the clutches of her evil stepmother, but it's going to take grit, determination and maybe even the help from an unlikely knight in shining business suit.