Monday, December 31, 2012

Year-End Gratitude: My Cover Guys


New Year’s Eve, 2012 10:00 pm

 Last Week of the Holiday Giveaway

   I’m happy to say I was able to give away a few books this past week, but I have plenty left. My Holiday Giveaway will continue through January 6th, and for the last week I’ll give a book to anyone who leaves a comment on this blog.

   All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post (click on Comments and you’ll see how to do it), or email me at redwolfofprophecy@gmail.com. Just tell me which of my books you want and in what format and I’ll get back to you for information on how to get them to you. Happy New Year!

 Rich and Ray, My Cover Guys…
 
  2012 was a year of accomplishments for me. I finished my second-go-around college stint with a 4.0 GPA, started a new day job in a new career, and published my second novel. Last week this li'l ol' blog got its one thousandth hit. That’s a lot for a 62-year-old slacker like me, and it was done with the help and support of lots of people. In the case of getting the second novel out there, I owe a particularly large dose of gratitude to the efforts of the two dudes who handled the art work and design of the cover, my cover guys, Rich and Ray.

   Yeah, I know. These are the same two I was bitching about back in August when I was ready to re-issue The Draculata Nest and publish The Dragon of Doughton Park but couldn’t because the covers weren’t ready. At the time I was second-guessing my decision not to do the covers myself. I’d hated asking for help, but I was desperate. There’d been enough negative comments about the original Draculata cover… I mean, if the people I was giving the book to were putting off reading it because the cover was so lame, who was going to take a second look while browsing the shelves? For all that, I was thinking about slapping together something on my own for Dragon anyway. I wanted to get it out there and move on to writing the final book of the trilogy.

    I should have known better than to complain. Quality takes time. I certainly wouldn’t rush the writing of the book. And this week two different authors as well as a Goodreads librarian remarked on how much they liked the covers. The results speak for themselves. And Rich and Ray donated their services for free! Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!
   So before it’s too late, before the old year counts down and disappears into the forgotten past along with my memories of past favors (as of January 1, it’s what have you done for me lately?), let me introduce you, with undeserved brevity, to a couple of remarkable individuals.


Rich Westover…
   Rich and I have known each other for some time, having shared some mutual interests and even worked together on some service projects over the years. Rich’s spirit of helpfulness and willingness to be of service to others made an impression on me, but I really didn’t know much about him until a close friend got tired of my whining about how much trouble I was having designing my first cover and suggested I ask Rich for help. It turns out graphics design is his profession.
   Did I mention before that I hate asking for help? Well, miraculously, I gave Rich a call to consult with him on some specific problems I was having. I mainly asked him some questions about using PhotoShop, which he answered. As you can always expect of Rich, he was very helpful. When I told him what I was doing, he offered more help. I declined.
    But, when the time came to do the cover for The Dragon of Doughton Park I approached him with my tail between my legs and asked if he was still willing to be more involved. I couldn’t pay him much (actually nothing). To my amazement, he responded with an emphatic yes. The next thing I knew, he had found an artist willing to do covers for the whole series, we were discussing concepts and Websites, and I was swept up on a storm of enthusiasm that has yet to abate.
   Rich approaches many things enthusiastically. I can’t go into all of them here, so I’ll share one thing that you can follow up on yourself if you care to. I’ve found it fascinating, myself. I’ve spent a lot of time hiking around the Southeastern U.S., daydreaming about what the land must have been like when it was a true wilderness. Rich is actually doing something about it. He's restoring some of the woodlands around his South Carolina home and has set up a website to record the progress and the things he’s learning as he goes. I find myself checking in regularly to see the pictures, the progress, and some of the natural history. Rich’ll throw in some poetry now and then, too. It’s surprisingly entertaining. Check it out at http://limestonegrove.org/.
   Thanks, Rich. Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year!
 
 
Ray DeLotell…
    The artist Rich drew into my cover design project is Ray DeLotell. Ray is also an old acquaintance of mine. Our paths had crossed several times over the last decade. I knew he had a creative bent in that he is a singer/songwriter and plays guitar. But I did not know he was an artist until Rich told me he wanted to create something original for my covers. I was a bit skeptical (being the glass-half-empty kind of guy I am), but when I mentioned to some other friends that Ray had volunteered, they were, like, damn he’s good – you’re lucky – how’d you talk him into it?
   Turns out I’d seen some of his work and didn’t know it was him. Ray’s art has appeared on everything from paving stones, to album covers, to a mural covering half the sanctuary at a local church. Ray jumped into the project feet first. He read The Draculata Nest and his fertile imagination took off from there. Before I knew it he had four or five concepts to present for the first book. I was overwhelmed with choices.
   Ray’s also been an inspiration with his zest for the project and for life itself. All the while he was working on the cover for Dragon, he was undergoing weekly dialysis treatments and several rounds of chemo-therapy. In spite of the health problems, with periods of time when his body simply wouldn’t let him do much, Ray continued to produce. The covers for Draculata and Dragon are great. And you should see some of the stuff he’s working on for Red Wolf Rising. I can’t wait.
   If you want to see some of Ray’s portfolio, he has a website he’s working on that features some of his stuff already. Check it out at http://www.freedreamstoker.com/ .
   Here’s to you, Ray. I really, really appreciate what you’re doing. Happy New Year, and keep up the great work.


Here's the normal way to get my books...You can purchase my books through the following venues…

The Draculata Nest -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle    ebook for Nook    ebook for Kobo    in Paperback    in Charlotte

The Dragon of Doughton Park ----------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle    ebook for Nook    ebook for Kobo    in Paperback
Until next time… Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Deep-Seated Psychological Reasons I Write About Werewolves


Christmas Day, 2012 5:30 pm

   I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season. Myself, I’ve been working on this little blog post off and on for the last four days. It’s been hard to find time, what with all the feasting and family, but I’ve finally got all my obligations and ‘fun’ out of the way, a fresh cup of coffee made with my new French press I got for Christmas, and I’m ready to post!

Holiday Giveaway
   Several weeks ago I resolved to give a book away each week during the holidays to a lucky reader who left a comment on my blog. So far, I’m way behind. Only one person has left a comment out of all the folks that visit my blog each week. I can’t believe that you guys are willing to buy these things, but I can’t give ‘em away!
   I’m starting to develop a complex. No, I already have one. The only thing I can figure is you’re not making it to the end of my long-winded ramblings and therefore not scrolling down far enough to read about the giveaway.
   So I’m posting it at the top this time.
   All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post (click on Add comment and you’ll see how to do it), or email me at redwolfofprophecy@gmail.com. Just tell me which of my books you want and in what format and I’ll get back to you for information on how to get them to you. I really want to give away some books! It’s Christmas, y’all.

Now for my ramblings…
   Okay, so people at the facility where I work have discovered I’ve written a couple of books. I’ve given away some copies, which are circulating among the paranormal fans here (we’re everywhere, you know) and some of the more open-minded readers who are just curious. At first this made me a bit nervous. To someone on the other side of the world, I am no more than a thumbnail-size photo on the back cover of a book they may or may not have cared for. But, these people are my peers. I have a vested interest in what they think of me.

   I needn’t have worried. Like most who have read the books, they’ve found them entertaining. You might even say a few have become fans. They’ll stop by my desk to ask a question about a character and they are eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. And, like most of my friends who until recently had no idea I harbored the desire to write, they applaud the sheer effort and commitment it takes to transfer a “what if” idea to the page, carry it through the writing and editing process, and eventually publish it as a book.
   But I work as a DWI Specialist at an addiction prevention and recovery center, where there are a lot of counselor types, people who are interested, even obsessed with, the motivations behind what people do, the psychology of it all. It may be my imagination, but sometimes I catch a curious, analytical expression on the faces of my co-workers, like they are sizing me up, trying to figure out the beat of the drum to which I march. One such is a counselor named, well… let’s call him Sigmund, since he has assured me he in no way wants his real name to appear in my blog.

   I was working with Sigmund last year when I published The Draculata Nest. We had discovered some mutual interests and were beginning to become friends. I was really excited about having published my first novel and I shared that with him. What has since become a typical exchange took place.

   “Your auto-biography?”
   “No.” (For some reason, many assume I’ve written my own biography.) “It’s a paranormal fantasy.”
   “It is your auto-biography.”
   “Ha, ha. No, it’s about a recovering addict who gets turned into a werewolf. There’s sex, violence, vampires…”
   “You’re kidding. Sounds dark.”
   “Not really. I think it’s fun. I’ve gotten pretty good reactions from readers so far.”
   “You sure it’s not your auto-biography?”

   So, Sigmund went on amazon.com and downloaded it to his kindle immediately. I couldn’t wait to ask him the next day, “Did you read any of it yet?”
   “A couple of pages.”
   “And?”
   “I thought you said there was sex.”
   “I didn’t say it was on every page. Read a little further.”
   “Well, I have to study for the [insert professional organization name here] exam coming up in two weeks, so I don’t have time now, but I’ll definitely read more when that’s behind me.”

   Okay, so my story didn’t grab him like it does some folks. I realize paranormal fantasy isn’t for everyone. He never read it, and I let it go. Others read it, and if the subject came up I would tease him that he lost interest when there was no sex in the first two pages. Eventually I finished and published the second book in the series. Since I’d written most of it while interning there, I listed the names of the folks in my office in the dedication. I brought a copy of it to work for them to sign so I could keep it as a memento for myself. Sigmund was fascinated at this.

   “I want a signed copy,” he told me.
   “But you never read the first one.”
   “I will. But it’s on my kindle. I want a signed copy.”
   “You just want a book signed by an author so you can let it sit on your shelf.”
   “I have to read the other one first.”
   “No, I tell you what. I’ll give you a signed copy. Why don’t you read it without reading the first one and tell me if you think it stands on its own.”

   I really wanted him to read it. I thought the above might serve as motivation for him to get past the first few pages. Several weeks went by before I asked him about it. He hadn’t read it, but he would. I told him that was okay if he didn’t want to, that it wasn’t for everyone.

   The next day he poked his head into my office. “I read some of your book, and I have questions.”

  That was more like it! He was interested now! “A lot of the questions get answered later in the book,” I said. “How far have you gotten? What’s happening now?”
   He told me.
   “But that’s only on the second page!”
   “I know, but I have questions. I need answers before I can go any further.”
   “Why can’t you just read the story and find out what happens?”
   “It’s not about the story. I keep wondering, ‘why is he writing about werewolves’?”
   “I like werewolves. I think they’re cool.”
 
   That wasn’t deep enough for Sigmund. He gave me that look, that counselor look.

   “Okay,” I sighed, “Come on in and we’ll talk.”
   His eyes lit up.
   “Close the door,” I added.
   I swear, he began to salivate. He took a chair and leaned forward eagerly as I swiveled to face him. I furrowed my brow. “Actually, I’ve given this some thought as I’ve been writing the last two years,” I began.
   Sigmund raised his eyebrows. “Go on…”
   “Right. Well, uh, Clifford Crane, the protagonist, is a man who has made a huge commitment for love. He’s given up his old life irrevocably for the love of his life, and when she is ripped from him he can never go back. I believe on some level it’s narrative therapy for me, helping me resolve some of the issues from my second marriage.”
   Sigmund leaned back in his chair, nodding speculatively.
   “I really think it’s helped, so far. Of course, the story isn’t over yet. Hopefully…”
   He bought it. Completely. “I see,” he said, rising from his chair, “Very interesting.”
   “So, are you going to read it now?”
   “Oh, yes, of course. Probably not right away, though. I’m really swamped with all this end-of-year stuff going on and getting ready for the new [insert other lame excuse here]. But, thanks so much for sharing that with me.”

  Oh, well. It was worth a try. Some folks are just more interested in what’s behind the story or between the lines than the lines themselves. That’s okay. And there may even a small kernel of truth in what I told Sigmund.
  Not much, though. Sure, there is an element of myself in most of my characters, and I certainly draw on the experiences of my own life to imbue my characters with theirs. But mainly I’m a big fan of paranormal fantasy, science fiction, and the like. And I really do think werewolves are cool. It is the most natural subject for me to write about.
   There is a very thin layer of topsoil over my fertile imagination. Don’t expect the roots to go too deep. Just read and enjoy.

Here's the normal way to get my books...You can purchase my books through the following venues…

The Draculata Nest -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle    ebook for Nook    ebook for Kobo    in Paperback    in Charlotte

The Dragon of Doughton Park ----------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle    ebook for Nook    ebook for Kobo    in Paperback
Until next time… Happy Reading!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Review of The Realm Between Heaven and Hell


Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:00 pm

   Happy Holidays, everyone! I don’t do this very often, but this week my blog centers around a review of J.S. Turners, The Realm Between Heaven and Hell.

   I ran across Jessica Turner’s blog when she was recruited to be a stop on the tour for the launch of my own The Dragon of Doughton Park. Not that I’m one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but I checked out the bloggers ahead of time to make sure they would be a good fit for my novel, and I was very pleased with Ms. Turner’s. I was particularly impressed with how she did her interviews, and I noticed that she herself was a writer.

   I got side-tracked. Although I wasn’t particularly drawn to the cover (I would never penalize an author for that anyway. The original cover of The Draculata Nest sucked.), the premise of her novel intrigued me. I jumped on amazon.com and downloaded it to my kindle immediately.

   I’m glad I did. This is J.S. Turner’s debut novel, and I recommend it. I also recommend a regular visit to her blog…Lost In Thought.
My Review
   Sometimes the concept behind a book is so good the writing and characters become secondary. Some of my favorite science fiction books fall into this category, such as Phillip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld and Larry Niven’s Ringworld. As a reader, this is magical, because no matter what happens in the story, you are still carried away by the world in which you find yourself. As a writer, well… I get jealous. Such is the case with J.S. Turner’s The Realm Between Heaven and Hell.
   Ms. Turner has taken some basic concepts from the Christian mythology and given them an intriguing twist. I will not reveal any of these concepts for fear of spoiling the story for future readers, but I loved it. I loved it so much so that I spent a good deal of time thinking of ways I could steal the idea and write about it myself. So far I haven’t come up with the perfect plan, but I am determined to sneak some element of it into my own work, down the road, you know, when nobody’s looking. I’m recommending the book to everyone and giving it four stars.
 
   It should be five stars. The concept is great. The story never drags. Turner hits the ground running from the start, and keeps up a pretty good pace throughout the book. The narrative is well written. There’s plenty of action. Not a dull moment, really. But there were a few things about the book (not counting the jealousy factor) that held me back from a higher rating. For one, it’s a little short. The print version is less than 200 pages. That’s not so bad in itself, but I wish Turner had padded it with a little more character development. Also, the lead character is a bit of a wimp, which is understandable considering her past, but her only signs of coming out of her shell are a couple of scenes where she yells at the people she feels are withholding information from her. That’s not all that empowering, from my point of view. Lastly, I felt the transition from scene to scene, and even emotion to emotion, was sometimes a bit abrupt. I still can’t believe how quickly she falls in love with Kale.
   But, all-in-all, there is potential in Turner’s first book for a great series. I will definitely read the sequel, because I really want to know what happens. And I am eager to be introduced to some of the powerful players who are behind the scenes in this first “episode,” but who will surely play a more prominent role in the books to come. Alas, the second book won’t be published for a while. (Sigh.) I am not a patient man. I am challenging this author to make it worth the wait.
   To purchase a copy, click one of the following links…
Realm Between... in paperback       Realm Between... for kindle

Holiday Giveaway
     My goal is to give away a book each week between now and Jan 6. But this week, I want to give away two books! All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog or email me at redwolfofprophecy@gmail.com. I’ll choose a winner at random from all the responses and send you the book of your choice in whatever format you desire, including, if you so desire, a paperback copy signed by me!
Not sure how to leave a comment? Here's how! Scroll down to the end of the blog, past all the links to my awesome books, to where I leave you with "Happy Reading!" The next line says, "Posted by John Hundley" and following is a comment count (No comments, 1 comment, 2 comments, etc - you get the picture). Click on the comment count and a comment box will open for you to leave your own comment.

Expanded Distribution for the Red Wolf Novels
  You can now get the first two Red Wolf novels in ebook form for Kindle, Nook and Kobo readers, as well as the standard print in paperback.
You can purchase my books through the following venues…

The Draculata Nest -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle     ebook for Nook      ebook for Kobo     in Paperback       in Charlotte

The Dragon of Doughton Park ----------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle     ebook for Nook     ebook for Kobo      in Paperback
Until next time… Happy Reading!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Another Notch in the Bible Belt


  Happy Sunday evening, folks.

  Folks, I am overwhelmed with gratitude right now. I faced a task I had been dreading for several months, a promise I made to a friend. I’d put it off as long as I could. I’d run out of excuses. This morning I bit the bullet and followed through on what I said I would do. Whew. What a relief.

   I keep getting myself into situations like this because I have a hard time saying “no”. (My son might argue that point. I say “no” to him all the time, but that’s because he gives me so very many opportunities.) It’s people pleasing, which is a character defect of mine. I know that. I just don’t want anyone to feel disappointed in me or think less of me, so I often agree to do things that I’d really rather not. My friends know this about me and occasionally take advantage of it, sometimes with the justification that it’s for my own good. Such was the case when a friend of mine recently talked me into attending his church service.

    “A promise made is a debt unpaid,” comes to mind. It is a line from The Cremation of Sam McGee, one of my favorite ballads by the poet, Robert Service. In the poem, the narrator’s dying friend extracts from him the promise to cremate his body. It is no mean task, given the environment they find themselves in, and the narrator has to carry the remains around for days before he can find the appropriate venue. Each day, “that quiet clay seemed to heavy and heavier grow,” and that is exactly the burden I began to feel as I searched for a convenient time to give up one of my precious Sunday mornings.

   For those of you who read my blog from different places around the globe, Charlotte, North Carolina, is located in what has been known for some time as The Bible Belt. Southern Baptists, tent revivals, and evangelist preachers are a part of our culture. No one who lives around here is immune to their influence. Not even heathens like myself.

   And we shouldn’t try to avoid it really. Religious or not, it’s a part of who we are around here. In order to survive, you better have a good answer for the opening conversational gambit, “What church do you go to?” I, myself, explain that I was raised as a Presbyterian but that I currently am not attending anywhere regularly. Then I do my best to change the subject. Sometimes it works. Other times I end up going to yet another local Sunday morning service. I’ve been to some doozies, too, let me tell you.

    In the last five years or so I started to notice these bumper stickers around town that read, Elevation Church. At first I thought it was a local climbing club. Rock climbing, even if it’s on a local man-made wall, has grown in popularity around here in the last decade. I thought it was a cool name, kind of insinuating the spiritual nature of activities in the great outdoors.
   No such luck. Here’s the excerpt from Wikipedia…

Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a Southern Baptist megachurch pastored by Steven Furtick. From 2007 through 2010, Elevation was consistently cited by Outreach Magazine as one of the Top 100 fastest growing churches in the United States.[3] It has been described as "a pop culture-friendly church with an orthodox Christian message".[


     Yeah, that kind of places it in a category, perhaps with a somewhat judgmental slant, but it pretty much sums it up. Currently, in the last days of 2012, there are seven different locations for Elevation in Charlotte. Pastor Furtick delivers two sermons each Sunday at 9:30 and 11:15 am from one location, which is broadcast simultaneously to the other six venues.
   Each location features its own band, which plays along with the original broadcast. The musicians are tight. The singers are skilled and sincere. It is a slick, impressive, multi-media event. The atmosphere is welcoming and non-judgmental. The message is inspirational – maybe even uplifting. I’m glad I went.

   I’m equally glad I don’t have to go back.

   I’m not really a Christian. I drifted away from the Church in my early teens. The dogma didn’t work for me as an explanation of the way the world works. Okay, then, maybe it’s all supposed to be an allegory. I can see that, in a very convoluted way. But I still can’t wrap my heart around God sacrificing his only son for my sins. I’m not arguing against it. I’m probably missing the point somewhere along the way. But it doesn’t seem fair. Jesus did some cool stuff. He said some great things. He deserved better, especially from his Dad.

   My fondest memories of church growing up are of dozing in soft, stained-glass lighting to the sound of a soothing baritone voice speaking in iambic pentameter. Of course, I can’t do that now. When I fall asleep in a public place these days I wake up to the horrified stares of those around me and the knowledge that if my own snoring woke me up, it must have been even worse for those unfortunate souls who remained awake. But there could be no sleeping at Elevation Church, anyway. Too loud.
 
   No, it’s best if I stay at home on Sunday mornings, take a walk in the woods, read a book while my laundry spins in the dryer, or play a game of chess with my son. It’s those times when I feel the presence of God most strongly anyway.

Holiday Giveaway
   ‘Tis the season, right? I can’t believe y’all are willing to buy these things but I can’t give ‘em away. I really want to give away some books! My goal is to give away a book every week through January 6th. It looks like I’m going to have to sweeten the pot a little. So, this week I’m giving the winner the option of getting a hard copy of one of my books signed by the author! You can leave a comment on my blog or email me at redwolfofprophecy@gmail.com. I’ll choose a winner at random from all the responses and send you the book of your choice in whatever format you desire.
   Not sure how to leave a comment? Here's how! Scroll down to the end of the blog, past all the links to my awesome books, to where I leave you with "Happy Reading!" The next line says, "Posted by John Hundley" and following is a comment count (No comments, 1 comment, 2 comments, etc - you get the picture). Click on the comment count and a comment box will open for you to leave your own comment.



Expanded Distribution for the Red Wolf Novels
I am pleased to announce that both The Draculata Nest and The Dragon of Doughton Park are now available for kobo readers! Kobo is a very popular program for reading on many ebook readers, smart phones and computers. The software is free and can be downloaded from many public library sites as well as Kobo eBooks own Web site at free Kobo apps.
So from now on you’ll find links to buy my books for Kobo at the bottom of these blog posts along with those for kindle, nook and paperbacks. Enjoyable, inexpensive, and a great gift idea!

You can purchase my books through the following venues…

The Draculata Nest -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle    ebook for Nook    ebook for Kobo    in Paperback    in Charlotte

The Dragon of Doughton Park ----------------------------------------------------------
Click on the link to order:
ebook for Kindle    ebook for Nook    ebook for Kobo    in Paperback
Until next time… Happy Reading!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Giveaway


Happy Tuesday evening, folks.

  Well, we’re well into the holiday season here in the Piedmont region of the Carolinas, and since I started this blog back in May lots has happened. The Draculata Nest was re-issued with a new cover. The Dragon of Doughton Park, second in the Red Wolf series, was published. We’ve read and reviewed books, participated in blog tours, posted character profiles, and expressed our opinions on subjects mundane and insane.

   Looking back, blogging was never something I particularly wanted to do. But I was advised early on that it was something I would need to do as a writer in order to sell books, no matter how good the books might be. So I bit the bullet, learned the rudiments of Google’s Blogger, and started posting. I got all of nine hits my first post.

   Over the summer, I developed further reservations about my blogging chore. My commitment to a weekly post consumed much of my creative energy, and it began to interfere with my regular writing. Plus, it became a forum for broken promises as I regularly lied about the release date of my second novel, which kept having to be postponed for one reason or another.

   But along the way, I picked up a follower or two. I got a nice comment here and there on a post. I met other bloggers and a few fans who have provided much appreciated support. And I’ve been gratified to watch as the number of weekly hits doubled, tripled, and quadrupled. It’s high time I expressed my appreciation in more than just words.
  It’s time for a…
 
Holiday Giveaway!
   Starting this week through January 6th, I’ll give away an ebook each week (either The Draculata Nest or The Dragon of Doughton Park) in whatever format the winner requests. Just leave a comment with your name or tagline. Each Sunday, I’ll eeny-meeny-miny-moe from all the comments for the week and reply to the winner’s comment so we can hook up and exchange info on how to pick up their book. So, leave a comment for your chance to win!

Expanded Distribution for the Red Wolf Novels
    I am pleased to announce that both The Draculata Nest and The Dragon of Doughton Park are now available for kobo readers! Kobo is a very popular program for reading on many ebook readers, smart phones and computers. The software is free and can be downloaded from many public library sites as well as Kobo eBooks own Web site at free Kobo apps.
   So from now on you’ll find links to buy my books for Kobo at the bottom of these blog posts along with those for kindle, nook and paperbacks. Enjoyable, inexpensive, and a great gift idea!

You can purchase my books through the following venues…

The Draculata Nest -----------------------------------------------------------------------
 

The Dragon of Doughton Park ----------------------------------------------------------
 
 
 Until next time… Happy Reading!