Friday, September 15, 2017

Life changes and a FREE ebook!

This summer has been all about closing out chapters and starting a new one. Or, maybe I should say finishing one book and starting the next! After a lot of soul-searching, our home was put on the market and my husband moved back to his home state while I stayed here in Washington. My son was already away at college, and my daughter, after turning 18, has ventured out to be her own adult/person. So. Here I am.

Where, exactly is that? Well, at the moment, I'm sitting in my beach cottage on the shores of the Pacific Northwest, facing the glorious San Juan Islands. After owning my own home since I was 19, I am renting this gem for the next ten months. Finding myself? Maybe. Although, I think at my age I am already quite confident in who I am. It's more of a slow metamorphosis into singleness. ;) My goal is to eventually write full time, and I think this beach house is the perfect setting!

 This is literally my backyard (don't hate me)

This is why I've been lacking the past few months in both posts and publications. However, I plan on changing that! Starting with a free run for book #7 in the Samantha Wolf Mysteries!

The Case of the Curious Canine

The next best thing to owning your own dog is having a job where you get to take care of them. That's what Sam figures when she, Ally, and Cassy all volunteer at a local animal shelter. But they don't expect the trouble that comes along with the work.

When dogs start showing up at the shelter with odd symptoms, the director doesn't seem concerned. However, strange coincidences start to happen and Sam doesn't believe that they're random.

Confronted with the hard decision of following either her heart or her nose for a good mystery, Sam faces an emotional dilemma. Sometimes, the right path is the most difficult and this is one challenge that's going to take all of her friends to help solve.

Now, while this is book #7 in the series, it can absolutely be read as a stand-alone. If you would like to start with book #1, The Mystery of Hollow Inn, take a peek at my author page where you have a couple of options. (individual ebook @ 2.99 free w/Kindle Unlimited OR a box set)

Stay tuned for several announcements over the next month. I have some 'stuff' in the works that's pretty exciting!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pick Up A Free #RomanticSuspense!


This is book #1 in a romantic suspense series I've started under my maiden name of Tara Meyers. While PG-13, it is still a clean read. For readers who enjoy a good suspense thriller with a hint of romance, you'll want to pick this one up! And why not, it's free??!!

Chris Echo thought a private island in the South Pacific would be the perfect escape from the terrors of her life as a CSI profiler. But shortly after retreating to the tropical setting, she finds herself trapped in the middle of something far more dangerous.

Kyle Stone is battling his own demons. And it isn’t anything a remote luxury island can fix. After a long undercover mission, he and the guerrilla band he’s infiltrated are traveling to an exchange when a storm washes them ashore. The resort’s guests are taken hostage, and he can either keep his cover intact or save their lives. To complicate matters even further, there’s a beautiful captive who may just be his salvation.

Each of the visitors to the island arrives harboring different fears, but they are about to confront the ultimate fear of all, a struggle between life and death. In the midst of the turmoil, Chris begins to realize that perhaps death isn’t her greatest challenge after all.

PG-13 for coarse language, violence, and adult situations

Friday, July 7, 2017

Find Out How It All Began! The Samantha Wolf Mysteries Box Set For Only .99!

The Samantha Wolf Mysteries
Box Set
Books 1-3

100 combined reviews with a 4.5 rating! 
- An endearing series perfect for fans of Nancy Drew!

Whether you're craving a good, old-fashioned mystery or you're looking for a clean read for your child, this is the series for you!

Sam and Ally are two twelve-year-old girls growing up on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, in Washington State. While they encounter and battle all the normal, preteen issues in today's world, they also manage to always find a good mystery to solve!

Unlike so many of the novels and series out there on the market, The Samantha Wolf Mysteries are clean, light-hearted tales that involve likable, realistic characters. Sam and Ally prove that you can be a good friend, have sibling rivalry and family issues, while at the same time being intelligent and kind. Not only that, but they use their uncanny intuition for trouble to help others, and have a good time while doing it!

Get the first three books of this fun, mystery series!
The Mystery of Hollow Inn - 151 pages 5-star Reader's Favorite *Winner, Gertrude Warner Book Award!
The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines - 216 pages 5-star Reader's Favorite
The Beach House Mystery - 225 pages 4-star Reader's Favorite

With eight books now out in the series, this is a great way to start! Then, pick up the next three in a set for under six dollars! The Samantha Wolf Mysteries is fun for the whole family, both young and old.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

#NewRelease and a Free Ebook!

I've been super busy this past month with my 'real' job, getting my home up for sale, and writing book #8 in the Samantha Wolf Mysteries. I'm SO happy that today is RELEASE DAY!

The Legend of Shadow Mountain

Spring break starts with a surprise, when Sam and her friends get an unexpected trip to the Alaskan wilderness. They're always prepared for an adventure, but not a plane crash! Plunged into the unforgiving terrain, they must rely on their instincts and each other to reach the top of Shadow Mountain and the help they desperately need.

But standing between them and their destination is more than the terrain. Giant Kodiak bears protect the sacred land and her secrets, and a local legend shrouds the mountain in mystery. As a series of events unfold, Sam suspects that the answer to both the mystery and their salvation lies at the heart of Shadow Mountain.

If you're a fan of Samantha Wolf, you're going to notice right away that there's something different about this story. While there is still a legend/mystery element (a fun one!), Shadow Mountain is all about the non-stop action and adventure! Trust me, you're going to have a hard time putting this one down.

To celebrate the release, I've made A Mysterious Christmas on Orcas Island FREE for two days. So, if you don't already have a copy of it, go grab one and be sure to get the latest edition TODAY!!!!

A Mysterious Christmas On Orcas Island

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cover Reveal and pre-orderl!!! - Book #8 in the Samantha Wolf Mysteries -


The Legend of Shadow Mountain

Spring break starts with a surprise, when Sam and her friends get an unexpected trip to the Alaskan wilderness. They’re always prepared for an adventure, but not a plane crash! Plunged into the unforgiving terrain, they must rely on their instincts and each other to reach the top of Shadow Mountain and the help they desperately need.

But standing between them and their destination is more than the terrain. Giant Kodiak bears protect the sacred land and her secrets, and a local legend shrouds the mountain in mystery. As a series of events unfold, Sam suspects that the answer to both the mystery and their salvation lies at the heart of Shadow Mountain.

I'm super excited about this one! Book number eight in The Samantha Wolf Mysteries is full of everything you have come to love from the series. Adventure, danger, mystery, friendship, and family bonds. After finding themselves stuck in the deep wilderness of Alaska, Sam, Ally, Cassy, Hunter, and John must hike to safety. Along the way, they encounter multiple challenges, including the mystery surrounding a local legend that may just be the key to solving a current problem Sam's dad is facing. Buckle up, this one is going to take you for a ride!!!

Each book from the Samantha Wolf Mysteries can be read on their own, or you can choose to read them in order, starting with The Mystery of Hollow Inn, which has won multiple awards! Having hit the Amazon best seller list several times, the series is often compared to Trixie Beldon, or Nancy Drew. Fun for the young or the young at heart, there's something in them for everyone!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gertrude Warner Award Winner!

This past weekend I was honored to receive first place for the Gertrude Warner Mystery Chanticleer Book Award, 2016, for my book, The Mystery of Hollow Inn!

The Chanticleer writing contest is a highly competitive, international contest with blind, independent judging by a panel. To have my book recognized is amazing, and I love that they have a category specific to middle grade books!

Have you read The Mystery of Hollow Inn, yet? It's the first in a seven book series, and I'm currently working on book number eight! Although the stories are sequential, each can be read on their own. However, The Mystery of Hollow Inn is only .99, so it's the perfect place to start!
Always FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

For those craving a good, old-fashioned mystery or a clean read for their child!
"An endearing series perfect for fans of Nancy Drew!"
Twelve-year-old Samantha Wolf, and her best friend Ally, are excited to spend part of their summer break in the mountains of Montana. But unbeknownst to them, Hollow Inn is bathed in mystery and legend. After arriving, they soon discover that things are not going well for Sam's Aunt and Uncle, who own the Inn. There's vandalism, ghostly sightings, and rumors of lost treasures. Determined to help, Sam and Ally embark on a challenging journey to discover the truth. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Dating the It Guy - A New Release!

I'm happy to introduce this new, clean romance by my friend, and author, Krysten Lindsay Hager!

Dating the It Guy

By Krysten Lindsay Hager

YA contemporary romance
Published by Clean Reads

Emme is a sophomore in high school who starts dating, Brendon Agretti, the popular senior who happens to be a senator's son and well-known for his good looks. Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon's world and it doesn't help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren seems determined to get back into his life along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti. Emme is already conflicted due to the fact her last boyfriend cheated on her and her whole world is off kilter with her family issues. Life suddenly seems easier keeping Brendon away and relying on her crystals and horoscopes to guide her. Emme soon starts to realize she needs to focus less on the stars and more on her senses. Can Emme get over her insecurities and make her relationship work? Life sure is complicated when you're dating the it guy.


He put the magazine between us, and when I moved forward to see it, he put his arm across the back of my chair. Now lots of guys did put their arms on chair backs, even Kirk did that with Rory, and he definitely wasn’t interested in her, but I couldn’t help but hope it meant something. I got this shivery feeling, and he asked if I was cold. I shook my head. I always got a feeling before something major was about to happen, and it has nothing to do with being cold, but I didn’t know why I got the feeling. Grandma used to do the same thing and always said, “Somebody just walked across my grave.” Somehow I didn’t think Brendon would understand if I told him I needed to move my future burial plot to a less high-traffic area.
“Are we still on for the art fair?” he asked.
I had only been circling it with hearts on my calendar since he asked.
“Sure, I think I’m still free,” I said.
We finished up our work, and he walked me out to meet Kylie.
“Okay, I’ll pick you up at three tomorrow,” he said, walking off.
“Can I ask a stupid question?” Kylie asked as soon as Brendon was out of earshot. “What’s he like? Because he’s so well-known, and I can’t imagine what it’d be like to grow up with your whole life under a microscope. I mean, my mom remembers his first birthday party pictures being shown on the news. And he’s hot, but he’s not like I-know-I’m-a-hottie hot, but more like a confident, ‘Yes, I am hot. Any questions?’ I mean, he has to have noticed there aren’t any guys who look like him walking around.”
“I should tell him what you said.”
“Don’t you dare,” Kylie said.
“I get what you mean—he’s grown up with everybody knowing his dad and watching him, but he’s pretty down to earth.”
“So what’s up with you two? You guys didn’t do any work last Saturday, and now you’re going to an art fair.”
“I dunno. He just asked me to go with him.”
“Asked you to go with him as his study buddy or asked you to go with him because he’s desperately in love with you?” she asked.
I said we were just friends, but she wouldn’t let it go.
“Okay, duh, obviously I like him, but let’s be honest. He’s out of my league. He’s out of most people’s league. It’s weird because normally if I like a guy then one of two things happens—either he likes me and asks for my number…or I find out he’s not into me and I cry in my pillow and listen to man-hating music for at least three days,” I said. “But this time’s different because he’s, I dunno, not just ‘some guy.’ I mean, I’m not putting up a shrine to him in my room, and I haven’t rooted though his garbage can, but I have as much chance of going out with him as Kirk does of getting an ‘A’ in this class.”
“You listen to man-hating music?” she asked, and I narrowed my eyes at her. “Whatever. Anyway, Em, he’s asked you out once already, and you are seeing him tomorrow. Plus, he’s always staring at you.”
I said he was probably just bored in class today, but she wouldn’t let it go.
“I’m not just talking about today. When we watched the movie on Monday, he watched you instead, and whenever I see you guys, he acts like there’s no one else in the room,” she said.
I couldn’t hold back the big, stupid smile spreading across my face. “He does? For real?”
She nodded. “You know, it’s weird. Here you were all upset you didn’t have a partner at the beginning of the semester, and then you ended up with like, Mr. Perfection, as your partner.”

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Bio: Besides mining her teen years and humiliating moments for her novels, ​Krysten is a also a book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and writes young adult, middle grade, new adult, and adult fiction as well as humor essays. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in Portugal, South Dakota, and currently resides in southwestern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows (she's addicted to American Dad to the point where she quotes episodes on a daily basis and also loves Girl Meets World). She's also a third generation Detroit Lions fan.
Krysten writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star,  Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book. Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.

Praise for Dating the It Guy:
“A sweet, endearing story—you’ll fall in love with Emme just like I did!” --Kimber Leigh Wheaton, YA/NA author

"Hager's authentic characters will resonate with readers of all ages as they are immersed in the story  - complete with teen drama and angst, but also the relationships which make it all worthwhile." --  Leslie L. McKee, book reviewer, Edits and Reviews by Leslie

What people are saying about Krysten’s work:

From Teenage Book Recommendations in the UK: "This is a fantastically relatable and real book which I feel captures all of the insecurities and troubles which haunt the modern teenage girl. It is about a young model who has to go through tough times when she is torn between a life as a model and managing her friendships. You learn which friends she can most trust and which will create the drama typical of teenage life. Follow the life of Landry and try to see if you can find out which are her true friends before their true colours are revealed. This book is all about relationships, hopes and truth. I loved this book!"
From Books & Authors Spot: “This book is such an inspiration for those who just care about their looks and are tensed about them. This thing is looks aren't everything. This book is related to every teen's problem. Hager has written a very inspiring novel.”
“Krysten captures the teenage girl today. The struggles are real, the issues are something children have been dealing with since before I was a teen, and oddly-Krysten captures the readers! I was prepared for another "Mean Girls" story. This is NOT that. This is the real story of teenage girls! You watch Landry flower into a young woman who finds out trust is an invaluable item to find, and friendships are hard to seek genuine realism in. You will learn about relationships with not just friends, but peers, boys, and others. The details put into the book will draw you, and make the story so much more realistic. Krysten expresses emotions beautifully through her writing, and the story flows flawlessly…” By Candice J. Conway Simpson
“True Colors, is just a dazzling story of how middle school kids show their true colors of jealousy, drama, loss and gains of friendship. However, the way Krysten wrote her story; she wrote it with passion, creativity and honesty that this story line could be placed in anyone's life at any age.” Review by Double Decker Books
 “Krysten Lindsay Hager understands what it means to be a teen today, and she writes with an authentic voice. Landry, the main character, is funny, lively, and very real. Readers will relate to her struggles with friends and family, self-esteem and self-discovery, boys and school and life in general. It's fun to read about Landry's blossoming modeling career and the changes it brings.” Review by Author Diana Jenkins

Monday, March 20, 2017

Local 9-Year-Old Credited With Saving Mom's Life

-Story by Tara Ellis, Staff Writer with Skagit Breaking News
 (Cross-posted from Skagit Breaking News)

When Kimberly Smith woke up on March 2nd, 2017, she knew that something wasn’t right. Her chest hurt. It was hard to catch her breath, and her arms felt heavy. But she didn’t have time to be sick. She had just had a baby by C-section on February 6th, and as a single mother of three boys, she decided to just ‘shake it off’.

However, as the day wore on, her symptoms only got worse. By the time her nine year old son, Camdyn, got home from school, she was clasping at her chest. It felt like she was being stabbed each time she took a breath. Camdyn was concerned. Sitting next to his mom on the couch, he offered to take his baby brother. Kimberly reassured Camdyn that she just needed to rest. That she could put the baby down to sleep, and take a nap.


Camdyn with baby Dylan

Camdyn didn’t think that was a good idea. Now this is where the story turns into one of heroism. Because most nine year olds would have just shrugged, and figured their mom knew best. But instead, Camdyn gave her a very convincing argument.

“Mom,” he implored. “My health teacher said if someone grabs their chest like that, I should call 911. I’m going to get my shoes on. We need to get to a hospital.” With that, her middle child that normally fought getting ready to leave the house, actually went and put his shoes on.

Moved by her son’s pleas, Kimberly didn’t take a nap. Instead, she called her doctor’s office to make an appointment, thinking she might have pneumonia. However, when they heard what her symptoms were, they decided to call an ambulance.

Camdyn went with his mom in the ambulance, charming the paramedics with both his interest in the apparatus, as well as the wise advice he gave his mom. Kimberly was thankful for the kind nature of the medics, and how they put her son at ease during a very scary time.

Once at Skagit Valley Hospital, it didn’t take long for a diagnosis: bilateral pulmonary embolisms. Kimberly’s lungs were full of blood clots. A blood test revealed that she had a genetic pre-disposition, and the recent C-section put her at an increased risk. The doctor was blunt; if she had taken that planned nap, there was a good chance she would have never awakened from it.

Kimberly with Dylan while recovering in the hospital

“I feel like he’s my son, but he’s also my hero,” Kimberly now says of her son, Camdyn. “I can’t even imagine if he hadn’t said what he did. What would have happened. I want to bring awareness about blood clots. I’m thirty-two, and I didn’t even know what a pulmonary embolism was.”
While spending seven days in the hospital, Kimberly had plenty of time to study up on blood clots, and discovered that March is Blood Clot Awareness month. According to the National Blood Clot Alliance, a blood clot is diagnosed once every minute, and someone dies from a blood clot every six minutes.

Some of the signs and symptoms of a blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism) are:

- Sudden shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Sharp, stabbing, worsens with breathing
- Rapid heart rate
- Unexplained cough; sometimes with bloody mucus

Camdyn doesn’t think he’s a hero, but sometimes, a hero is simply defined by being the one person to speak up. If he hadn’t, the story might not have such a happy ending. Kimberly has a long road to recovery, but she’s thankful to still be there for her kids. It will take three to six months for the blood clots to be completely resolved, and up to two years to heal. Meanwhile, Camdyn and her oldest son, Bryson, are going out of their way to help their mom. Skagit Breaking would like to recognize Camdyn’s heroic actions that day, and help Kimberly with her desire to spread awareness.

Big brothers, Camdyn and Bryson, helping to care for their little brother.

If you would like more information about blood clots, or Blood Clot Awareness Month, please follow this link:

A GO FUND ME account has been set up for the family, if you would like to help.

Tara Ellis is a staff writer for Skagit Breaking, as well as a local author. You can find all of her novels on her Amazon author page:    

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A New #RomanticSuspense for only .99! & #FREE short story!

Well ... I did it. I published the first book in a new series in a brand-new genre, Romantic Suspense! Because it's such a different theme, I created a new platform and pen name, Tara Meyers.


Chris Echo thought a private island in the South Pacific would be the perfect escape from the terrors of her life as a CSI profiler. But shortly after retreating to the tropical setting, she finds herself trapped in the middle of something far more dangerous.

Kyle Stone is battling his own demons. And it isn't anything a remote luxury island can fix. After a long undercover mission, he and the guerrilla cartel he's infiltrated are traveling to an exchange when a storm washes them ashore. The resort's guests are taken hostage, and he can either keep his cover intact or save their lives. To complicate matters even further, there's a beautiful captive who may just be his salvation.

Each of the visitors to the island arrives harboring different fears, but they are about to confront the ultimate fear of all, a struggle between life and death. In the midst of the turmoil, Chris begins to realize that perhaps death isn't her greatest challenge after all.

**Note: Go to my Facebook page now and comment on my post about the new release to get your FREE COPY!!!!!

Check it out, and let me know what you think. I have several books planned for this series!! 

To get you started, you can read the free short story lead-in, A Distant Echo.

Find me as Tara Meyers on Amazon!   Tara Meyers Amazon Profile
Twitter:   @TaraMeyersAuth

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Book Tour - Historical Western + a Giveaway!

Have you ever wondered what it was like for orphans born in the Wild West? Faith Blum has a new book that explores the life of three orphans born during that time. She’s with us today to tell us a little about her book. Make sure you read to the end to see the super fun giveaway she has going on, too!

About the Book

The ground shook and a rumble sounded through the air as the train squealed to a stop. Maybe, just maybe, I could carry someone’s bags without the porter taking notice. And then there was the even bigger maybe: Maybe I could get enough money to at least buy a crust of bread for Trevor and Tabitha to share.
I hid behind the boxes in the freight yard and kept one eye on the porter, and the other on the second class passenger car. The porter had his attention on the first class car, so I slipped into the gathering crowd.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

#FREE Children's #Mystery!

The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines

Read this fun mystery as a stand-alone, or start with book #1
for only .99!
(all of my books are free with Kindle Unlimited!)

What could be better than hiking, swimming, and horseback riding? Having a mystery to solve, of course! 

When Sam and Ally go off to summer camp together, they discover the secrets of Camp Whispering Pines. Set in the beautiful, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the clues are slowly revealed and it's up to the two girls to figure it out. 

New friendships are formed, while at the same time enemies lurk nearby. The closer they get to uncovering the truth behind the camp, the further they are pushed into danger and deceit. Can Sam and Alley put all of the pieces together before it's too late? Follow them on another thrilling tale filled with excitement and adventure, along misty, high mountain trails, and deep ravines, where the answers wait to be found!

This fun middle grade series is being called a modern-day Nancy Drew. It will take you back to your Trixie Beldon days, but are in current social settings with real issues relevant to today's teens and pre-teens. They're clean, wholesome stories that you and your kids will devour! 

Check out the whole series

Tara Ellis, an Amazon best selling author, lives in a small, rural town in Washington State set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys the quiet lifestyle with her two kids and several dogs. Tara was a firefighter/EMT, and worked in the medical field for many years, before committing herself to writing young adult and middle grade novels full-time. 

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Special .99 Price and a Fun Video Review

The Mystery of Hollow Inn is Only .99!

With seven titles out in the series now, I've decided to lower the price on the first book in the series, The Mystery of Hollow Inn, to only .99!

(59 reviews on Amazon with a 4.4 rating!)

Have you already read The Mystery of Hollow Inn? Be sure to collect them all!

You HAVE to watch this amazing review, done by a young man at VeryShortBookReviews.

I LOVE this!!! 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

A #FREE book and #NewRelease!

I have several items to share with you! First, the FREE book. Because I know how everyone loves a free story. :) I have posted about this before. It's a short story (10,000 words) lead-in to the first full length novel in my new adult thriller series, The Chris Echo Files. It's called A Distant Echo, and is available wide, in all markets!

Click on this LINK to download

The first full length novel, Echo of Fear, is now available for pre-order!!!

Find it HERE

Chris Echo, a CSI profiler, is forced to go on vacation after struggling to rebound from an officer-involved shooting. Playing vacationer isn’t her thing but the small, private island in the south pacific might be just what she needs.

Kyle Stone has been undercover for too long. With his goal in sight, he’s caught in a storm during his final mission and washed ashore the remote island. When the unsuspecting guests are taken hostage, he can either break cover to save them, or rely on his emotionless state to see him through.

Each of the visitors to the island arrives harboring their own, private fears. Fear of trusting, of letting go, of needing, and of love. They’re about to confront the ultimate fear of all, a struggle for life and death. But in the midst of the turmoil, Chris comes to realize that perhaps death isn’t her greatest challenge … it’s allowing herself to live.

You're invited to come along on this new 'thrilling' journey with me!!! As always, I LOVE reader feedback. Take a look at the free, short story, and let me know if you want more. I'll be announcing some contests soon, involving Echo of Fear!

My last announcement is going back to my middle grade mystery series! As you know, I recently released book 7. I plan on having book 8 out in a couple of months (have to finish Echo of Fear first! ;) ), but meanwhile, since there are now seven books, I put together a second box set that includes books 4,5,6. The first box set has been dropped to 5.99 for the first three books because I decided to reduce the price on book 1, The Mystery of Hollow Inn permanently to .99!

Here are the links:


Friday, January 13, 2017

Looking For a Great Fantasy Series? Check Out This New Release!!


Legacy of Luck

It's here! Book #3 in the Druid's Brooch Series! A mix of adventure, romance, and a wee bit of fairy magic!

(Although part of a series, it CAN be read on it's own!)


√Čamonn is a Traveler at a horse fair in Ballyshannon, Ireland. He loves gambling, women and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for a fiery redhead after dallying with her sister. When she is married off to a Scottish Traveler without her consent, he must travel to Scotland to find her, with the help of her sister, his cousin, and a magical brooch his father gifts to him. Their quest takes them along the coast of Northern Ireland and the west coast of Scotland, all the way to the Isle of Skye. Along the way, they encounter war, betrayal, death, and in the end, he must make his own luck, and learn how to use his powers without danger.

MEDIA KIT Author Photo

Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, has her hands in many crafts, including writing, digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She loves to draw and to create things. She says it's more of an obsession than a hobby. She likes looking up into the sky and seeing a beautiful sunset, or seeing a fragrant blossom or a dramatic seaside. She takes a picture or creates a piece of jewelry as her way of sharing this serenity, this joy, this beauty with others. Sometimes this sharing requires explanation - and thus she writes. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.     



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Up For a Fun Paranormal Fantasy?

Guarding Charon

One should always read the fine print...especially with an inheritance from a relative you didn't know existed.

In a rut doesn't even begin to describe Grace's life at 22. Her ex is using his position as a cop to stalk her, getting her fired from every job she finds. Her parents, not knowing how abusive he could be, believe all her problems would vanish if she'd simply marry him.
After losing yet another job, a lawyer arrives. A relative has died and left her entire estate in Maine to Grace. Eager to shake the dust of Bruce and small town Texas off of her for good, she leaps at the chance. She even changes her name.
Then she learns that her great aunt was a Witch...and the house has some big secrets. Secrets that she has to protect for six months if she hopes to inherit the entire estate and truly be free of her past.

Born in the late 60's, KateMarie has lived most of her life in the Pacific NW. While she's always been creative, she didn't turn towards writing until 2008. She found a love for the craft. With the encouragement of her husband and two daughters, she started submitting her work to publishers. When she's not taking care of her family, KateMarie enjoys attending events for the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA has allowed her to combine both a creative nature and love of history. She currently resides with her family and two cats in what she likes to refer to as "Seattle Suburbia".

You can find KateMarie at the following sites:

Twitter:  @DaughterHauk

Bibliography for KateMarie Collins:

Daughter of Hauk – Book 1 of The Raven Chronicles(released March, 2012)
Son of Corse – Book 2 of The Raven Chronicles (released August 2013)
Wielder of Tiren – Book 3 of The Raven Chronicles (released March 2016)
Mark of the Successor (released May 2013)
Consort of the Successor (released December 2016)
Kick the Can (released July 2013)
A Stab at the Dark (released December 2013)
Looking at the Light (released December 2013)
Challenges Met (released February 2014)
Fin’s Magic – A Book of the Amari (released March 2014)
Alaric’s Bow – A Book of the Amari (released December 2015)
Emile’s Blade – A Book of the Amari (released August 2016)
Amari – Three Tales of Love and Triumph (released October 2016)
Permafrost (released August 2014)
The Rose Box (released October 2014)
Arine’s Sanctuary (released August 2015)
Guarding Charon (released June 2016)
Siaira (released September 2016)