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Book Spotlight: The Changelings, by Rebecca Lang

THE CHANGELINGS: Book 1 of Matthew’s Prophecy

By Rebecca Lang

 

$2.99 ebook at Amazon
$21.99 paperback at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

For as long as she can remember, 21-year old Sylvie has embraced her role as the priest’s obedient daughter. All she wants is to marry her fiancé and lead a quiet, normal life. But between droughts, food shortages, and the slow invasion of her desert homeland, even those modest dreams seem out of reach.

Then one sweltering summer day, her best friend Matthew shatters her core identity by revealing a devastating secret. Sylvie is a Changeling: a fantastical creature given human form and switched with the priest’s real daughter 17 years ago. And she’s not the only one. Four other Changelings remain hidden in the desert—including Matthew himself.

First-time author Rebecca Lang takes us into a war-torn world steeped in political intrigue, shifting alliances, and breath-taking civilizations in the first volume of Matthew’s Prophecy, an exciting new fantasy saga.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

While other children played tag, Rebecca Lang spent her recesses reading novels in the clover. She entered the University of Redlands and created her own bachelor’s degree in Crafting Fantasy: Creative Writing, History, and Japanese. After graduating, she immediately set off to Japan to have adventures of her own. Returning home to California after three years of teaching English, Rebecca currently works as a substitute in Brea, California.

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Book Spotlight: The Curate’s Brother, by Wendy Van Camp

THE CURATE’S BROTHER: A Variation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

By Wendy Van Camp

 

$2.99 ebook at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
$5.99 paperback at Amazon 

 

Edward Wentworth, a young curate, is surprised by the arrival of his brother. Commander Frederick Wentworth, the “hero of San Domingo,” is on shore leave from his battles in the Napoleonic war and has come to spend time with the only family he has in England.

All the good Commander wants to do is flirt and dance with the ladies until he is called back to sea, but when his flirting extends to Sally Marshall, an outgoing beauty that Edward always disdained as “a child,” the curate becomes aware that his opinion of Sally is sorely outdated. Meanwhile, Frederick becomes drawn to shy wallflower Anne Elliot. She is the daughter of a baronet and above his station, but Frederick pays no heed to his brother’s warnings that class may prevent their union.

At the end of summer, a letter and package arrive that will change everything for the two brothers. Which will prevail, the bold action of the commander or the quiet manners of the curate?


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wendy Van Camp is the writer behind No Wasted Ink, a blog about the craft of writing, featuring author interviews. book reviews, and scifaiku poetry. She makes her home in Southern California with her husband. Wendy enjoys travel, bicycling, gourmet cooking, and gemology. Her articles, short stories, and poetry have appeared in literary and science fiction magazines such as Shadows Express, Luna Station Quarterly, Serendipity, and Far Horizons. Her first Amazon ebook is a regency romance titled The Curate’s Brother: A Jane Austen Variation of Persuasion.

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Book Spotlight: The Wine and Chocolate Workout, by Greta Boris

THE WINE AND CHOCOLATE WORKOUT: Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier Life

By Greta Boris

 

$2.99 ebook at Amazon | $8.89 paperback available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

 

Do you wish you could have a leaner, stronger body without giving up all your favorite treats? Greta Boris, personal trainer and health coach, teaches you all her secrets with this simple, step by step training guide for a healthier, lighter life. This book has been endorsed by two medical doctors, the founders of Guard a Heart Healthy Heart Foundation, and a Doctor of Natural Medicine.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Greta Boris is the author of The Wine and Chocolate Workout, a freelance writer, and a budding novelist. She is currently hard at work on The Seven Deadly Sins Series–thrillers she describes as O.C. housewives meet Dante’s Inferno. Come visit her at http://gretaboris.com.

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Book Spotlight: Ice Magic, Fire Magic, by Shauna Roberts

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By Shauna Roberts

Reg. $5.99 ebook | $16 paperback

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

The sentient land of Veridia needs a new Servant to govern its peoples and relay its wishes to them. It chooses the reluctant Fila. She has powerful women’s magic of creation but not yet the skill to use it well, and she can wield it only for good. Jealous relatives want her new position at any price . . . even her death. Can Fila trust her only allies, a scholar who has renounced his male magic of destruction and an ancient spirit of pure evil? Can she survive if she doesn’t?


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shauna Roberts grew up in Ohio. After a career as an award-winning science and medical writer and editor, she now writes science fiction, fantasy, romance, and historical fiction. She is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop and now serves on the Clarion Foundation Board of Directors. In 2011 she won the Speculative Literature Foundation’s Older Writers’ Grant. She teaches occasionally in the University of California at Riverside’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Hadley Rille Books published her historical novel Like Mayflies in a Stream in 2009 and her fantasy novel with romantic elements Ice Magic, Fire Magic in August 2015. She self-published her historical novel Claimed by the Enemy in 2014, and it won the 2014 National Readers Choice Award for best Novel with Romantic Elements. She enjoys reading, gardening, playing and listening to early music, doing yoga, and bellydancing. www.ShaunaRoberts.com.

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Book Spotlight: Stashes, by PJ Colando

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By PJ Colando

Reg. $3.99 kindle | $8.99 paperback

Stashes is set in Michigan, where auto manufacturing and agriculture forged a reliable middle class. It’s Fall 2009, after unfortunate real estate practices gutted the American Dream.

The plot focuses on two couples: the traditional, yet spunky Jackie and her dairy managing husband Steve, and their son, Brandon and his conniving wife, Amy.

When Brandon loses his job and home to foreclosure, he and Amy must move in with the folks, who, with a desire to be as capricious as their kids, leave their homestead in the care of Brandon and Amy to travel the US by RV.

Amy expands the business with pot cookies, dragging Brandon and Jackie into the scheme. As the local bank’s VP, Amy secretly increases the Home Equity Line of Credit that financed the RV. Oops!

Stashes is a comical crossover between family saga and drug caper, satire spun with good-natured American wit and grit.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For 25 years, Pat Jackson-Colando had a thriving practice in speech-language pathology. Publicly she introduced herself with the slogan: “If you can say my name, you don’t need to see me,” knowing that her name and job title were twists of the lip and tongue.

Now, in a real-life plot twist, she has become a published author, PJ Colando, with her debut novel, Stashes. It is Americana humor, fictitious, but real life, an exploration of the contrast between those entitled and those who earn, interwoven in a protracted “I Love Lucy” episode.

PJ’s personal essays and short stories have been published in the ASHA Leader, Indiana Review, Orange Coast Magazine, and The Message. She was a columnist on Lit Central O.C., an online magazine, and her work has been anthologized in Biscuit, OC Writes, Open to Interpretation, She Writes, The Convertible Chronicles, and Wisdom has a Voice. She considers blog posting as a daily writing assignment, the chronicled key to improvement of craft, and is having a blast writing the next novel in the series: Hashes and Bashes.