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Last Day to get ‘Our Day of Passing’ for FREE

Today is the Last Day to Purchase this #1 Bestseller!

Our Day of Passing: An Anthology of Short Stories, Poems, and Essays

FREE on Amazon Kindle, from February 19th – 23rd, 2016

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Our Day of Passing – An Anthology of Short Stories, Poems and Essays

Do you have a macabre fascination with death and the afterlife?

If so, then this anthology is definitely for you. While some see the subject of death as too morbid to contemplate, others such as the skilled writers that have contributed to this anthology, view it as the perfect subject to stimulate creative thinking. Much like ‘love’ and ‘war’, the topic of death has the ability to draw out some of the most thought-provoking pieces ever to fill a blank sheet of paper.

Our Day of Passing is formed from an eclectic and diverse mix of short stories, poems, fictions and essays. Contributions have been assembled from over 30 talented writers across the globe, each with their own fascinating interpretation of an event that comes to us all…eventually.

Written by Ingrid Hall, Franco Esposito, Dennis Higgins, Virginia Wright, Candida Spillard, Valeri Beers, Dada Vedaprajinananda, Strider Marcus Jones, Adam E. Morrison, Allyson Lima, D. B. Mauldin, David A. Slater, David King, Dee Thompson, Donald Illich, Edward Meiman, Eileen Hugo, Emily Olson, Joan McNerney, J.S. Little, Kin Asdi, Madison Meadows, Malobi Sinha, Marianne Szlyk, Mark Aspa, Mark David McClure, Megan Caito, Michael Brookes, Michael Burke, Pijush Kanti Deb, Prince Adewale Oreshade, Rafeeq O. McGiveron, Robin Reiss, Sasha Kasoff, Stephanie Buosi, Talia Haven

Whether they resonate with your own circumstances or provide new wisdom or something to ponder over, each of these carefully selected pieces will undoubtedly unlock a series of emotions within you. The anthology has been written in such a way that it can either be devoured or dipped in and out of as your emotions dictate. Either way, you can expect to feel a greater sense of self and enlightenment from reading it.

Following is an excerpt from my short story, “Clairvoyant”:

“You haven’t been, you know, seeing anything have you?” Bruce asked.

“Katie stared at him, felt the dizziness, but pushed it back.

“It’s very strong and wants to come out, but I’ve kept it at bay so far,” Katie replied.

“Good. Keep it that way and I will try to hold it back, so it will not be so strong. I don’t want you to see until we are safely at your home.”

“Are you saying you would like a reading from me?”

Bruce looked uncomfortable. “Why don’t we just get out of here and walk and talk,” Bruce said as he waved the waiter over and paid for their meal.

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A Great Gift

The Magical Muse - Book

The Magical Muse

A Collection of Fantasy Stories

Dark Knight Chronicles, Anthology 1

This collection of Fantasy Stories will make a great gift for the fantasy lovers on your Holiday Shopping List. Stories of fantasy ranging from dark, to light and inspiring, bring life to this anthology. The creatures featured throughout, both good and evil, display the devastating or wonderful personalities they were given by the authors who created them for your enjoyment.

The holidays are here and Author D.B. Mauldin brings a hard working elf into the spotlight for a special Christmas festival. A great read for Middle Graders and Young Adults.

Following is an excerpt from “Christmas Festival”:

Santa asked the band to please take the stage and invited everyone to dance.  He reminded them to vote for their ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ and for their ‘Prince’ and ‘Princess’. As the elves danced, some would wander off to the voting box and make their votes.

Before long, the dancing came to an end.  Santa reminded everyone this was their last chance to get their vote in.  There was more eating and conversing while the band rested and everyone finished their votes.

Gilraen and her friends huddled together wondering who would be chosen for ‘Prince’ and ‘Princess’.

“I voted for you, Tarí,” Gilraen whispered in her friend’s ear.

“Oh, Gilraen, you shouldn’t have.  I voted for Eámanë,” Tarí whispered back.

“Well, personally, I think we all look gorgeous,” said Lúthien

The four girls held hands as Santa took the stage again.  Gilraen felt butterflies in her stomach.

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Release Day – July 31, 2015

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Our Day of Passing

Release Day – July 31, 2015

Do you have a macabre fascination with death and the afterlife?

If so, then this anthology is definitely for you and best of all it is FREE.  Whilst some see the subject of death as too morbid to contemplate, others such as the skilled writers that have contributed to this anthology, view it as the perfect subject to stimulate creative thinking.  Much like ‘love’ and ‘war’, the topic of death has the ability to draw out some of the most thought-provoking pieces ever to fill a blank sheet of paper.

Our Day of Passing is formed from an eclectic and diverse mix of short stories, poems, fictions and essays. Contributions have been assembled from over 30 talented writers across the globe, each with their own fascinating interpretation of an event that comes to us all…eventually.

Written by Ingrid Hall, Franco Esposito, Dennis Higgins, Virginia Wright, Candida Spillard, Valeri Beers, Dada Vedaprajinananda, Strider Marcus Jones, Adam E. Morrison, Allyson Lima, D. B. Mauldin, David A. Slater, David King, Dee Thompson, Donald Illich, Edward Meiman, Eileen Hugo, Emily Olson, Joan McNerney, J.S. Little, Kin Asdi, Madison Meadows, Malobi Sinha, Marianne Szlyk, Mark Aspa, Mark David McClure, Megan Caito, Michael Brookes, Michael Burke, Pijush Kanti Deb, Prince Adewale Oreshade, Rafeeq O. McGiveron, Robin Reiss, Sasha Kasoff, Stephanie Buosi, Talia Haven

Whether they resonate with your own circumstances or provide new wisdom or something to ponder over, each of these carefully selected pieces will undoubtedly unlock a series of emotions within you.  The anthology has been written in such a way that it can either be devoured or dipped in and out of as your emotions dictate.  Either way, you can expect to feel a greater sense of self and enlightenment from reading it.

Get Your Copy FREE on Smashwords on July 31, 2015

Our Day of Passing

Our Day of Passing Family

Our Day of Passing

FREE on July 31st, 2015

Do you have a macabre fascination with death and the afterlife?

If so, then this anthology is definitely for you and best of all it is FREE.  Whilst some see the subject of death as too morbid to contemplate, others such as the skilled writers that have contributed to this anthology, view it as the perfect subject to stimulate creative thinking.  Much like ‘love’ and ‘war’, the topic of death has the ability to draw out some of the most thought-provoking pieces ever to fill a blank sheet of paper.

Our Day of Passing is formed from an eclectic and diverse mix of short stories, poems, fictions and essays. Contributions have been assembled from over 30 talented writers across the globe, each with their own fascinating interpretation of an event that comes to us all…eventually.

Written by Ingrid Hall, Franco Esposito, Dennis Higgins, Virginia Wright, Candida Spillard, Valeri Beers, Dada Vedaprajinananda, Strider Marcus Jones, Adam E. Morrison, Allyson Lima, D. B. Mauldin, David A. Slater, David King, Dee Thompson, Donald Illich, Edward Meiman, Eileen Hugo, Emily Olson, Joan McNerney, J.S. Little, Kin Asdi, Madison Meadows, Malobi Sinha, Marianne Szlyk, Mark Aspa, Mark David McClure, Megan Caito, Michael Brookes, Michael Burke, Pijush Kanti Deb, Prince Adewale Oreshade, Rafeeq O. McGiveron, Robin Reiss, Sasha Kasoff, Stephanie Buosi, Talia Haven

Whether they resonate with your own circumstances or provide new wisdom or something to ponder over, each of these carefully selected pieces will undoubtedly unlock a series of emotions within you.  The anthology has been written in such a way that it can either be devoured or dipped in and out of as your emotions dictate.  Either way, you can expect to feel a greater sense of self and enlightenment from reading it.

Get Your Copy FREE on Smashwords on July 31, 2015

Dragon Knight Chronicles ‘A Knights’ Passage’

12 Days of Christmas

“On the fifth day of Christmas, my Indie Author’s gave to me…” I hear you singing with me now! I also hear the Dragon Knight Chronicles choir, including Kathryn Jenkins and other DKC staff members!

On Day 5, Kathryn Jenkins, Dragon Knight Chronicles & Dragon Knight’s Book Promotions Owner/Administrator and an Indie Author, and I, Debra Mauldin, along with several staff members will be providing a day of fun and giveaways. We will be giving away 5 eBook copies of A Knights’ Passage to 5 lucky winners!

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A Knights’ Passage

Written by: Kathryn Jenkins, Allison D. Reker, D.B. Mauldin, Matthew Frassetti, Alexis L. Lantgen, Brendan Carroll, Andrea R. Cooper, George L. Duncan, OzDurose, and Khushi Agarwal.

Synopsis

The contest anthology is filled with short stories of the above authors from all over the world and different age groups. The topics range from elves, dragons, fairies, and many more magical beings.

Head on over to http://dragonknightsbookpromotions.blogspot.com/p/dragon-knight-chronicles.html to learn more about Kathryn and register to win one of the 5 eBooks!

The Telepath Chronicles (The Future Chronicles Book 2) – Book Review

Telepath Chronicles

The Telepath Chronicles

The Future Chronicles Book 2

An Anthology of Short Stories by Various Author’s

Summary

In THE TELEPATH CHRONICLES, fourteen of today’s top sci-fi writers share stories of the uncanny and unexpected.

Telepathy. Just a far-fetched bit of science fiction “hocus pocus.” But is it? With today’s giant leaps forward in technology and biotechnology, with people constantly surrounded by sophisticated yet invisible communication networks, and with a rapidly increasing understanding of the brain’s inner workings . . . is it so hard to imagine that we might be able to develop direct mind-to-mind communication?

Or might it not be the case that evolution alone, in the right circumstances—if not on this planet, then on others—could give rise to creatures with telepathic abilities?

This collection of fourteen stories explores the ramifications of a future where telepathy is real. From that first glorious moment of discovery, to the subsequent jealousies and class divisions, to the dangers of weaponization and the blessings of medical miracles, The Telepath Chronicles promises to take you inside the creative minds of some of today’s top science fiction authors.

Book Review

The Telepath Chronicles (The Future Chronicles Book 2) is an anthology of excellent short stories on telepathy. The various artists featured in the book, do a great job showing what the mind is capable of, even if it is fiction. Who knows what is to come in the future? There surely may be a day coming when humans communicate mostly with their minds. The story that displays this mode of thought best is MeiLin Miranda’s ‘Word Bound’.

My personal favorite is ‘Green Gifts’ by Endi Webb. Endi writes a descriptive planet, full of beauty, energy, and vitality. This planet is named ‘Belen’. I love the way she connects nature with the strong characters.

Another close runner-up is ‘Venus In Red’ by Therin Knite. Therin writes an action packed, page turner, that leaves the reader riveted to their seats, and best of all, he leaves the reader with an unexpected ending.

I loved this book and look forward to reading more from all the authors featured in the anthology. I highly recommend this book to all who read Science Fiction, all who are interested in telepathy, and the future of the mind.

I received a PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

An Interview with Author, Elizabeth Los – Questions and Answers

1 A Second On The Right by Elizabeth Los
Elizabeth Los

Questions and Answers

1. Why did you write this book?
Initially, I had written the book as a challenge a friend had posed to me. She had asked me to write a story in which the typical villain was the hero. I knew immediately who I’d write about: Captain Hook. He had been a favorite of mine, ever since reading J.M. Barrie’s novel. I always thought he had an untold back story that would explain his hatred of Peter Pan. And that was how Second on the Right was born.

2. How did you become interested in the topic?
The subject of pirates is always a fascinating one. Children seem to be naturally drawn to those characters. In fact, when taking my three year old daughter to the Cathy Rigby production of Peter Pan, she ended up cheering when Captain Hook stepped out onto the stage.

3. What did you hope to accomplish by publishing your book?
I wanted to offer a fun read for the public, a book that you just can’t put down until the very end. I love those kinds of books.

4. Who is your intended readership?
I welcome anyone who would be interested in reading Second on the Right. I would imagine my readership would be any Peter Pan fans, but I wouldn’t limit it to just that.

5. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I wrote my first short story in the 5th grade. It was a lot of fun, but at that time, my teacher had discouraged me with her comments. By 6th or 7th grade, I tried again, but this time more as a commentary on the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Alaska. Not only did I write the article, but I also ran some of my on science experiments to determine which cleaning agent would be safe and effective to use on animal fur, but at the same time be safe on plant life as well. I earned honorable mention and my story was published in a local writer’s conference journal. However, it took me years until I finally started writing fictional stories, and those were mainly to entertain friends. It wasn’t until 2011, after finishing Second on the Right, that a friend encouraged me to publish.

6. How did you research your book?
I’ve had to rely on a lot of books and websites in regards to the history of pirates and sailing terminology. I also had to research a lot on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. I visit the La Mirada County Library several times a month.

7. What surprised you about the process of writing your book?
The marketing! I may have a talent in weaving a good tale, but marketing is not one of my strengths and has been a struggle to learn.

8. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Work, work and more work. I work full time as a cancer registry, as well as assisting another registry during the evening hours. I have two young children who take up a lot of my free time. When they are in bed, at night I work on my novels and short stories. On the weekends, I play piano for a local church in La Mirada.

9. Are you working on another book?
I have been writing a few short stories, one which is included in an anthology set to be released in summer 2014. I’ve completed one Sherlock fan fiction story, which I had a blast writing. I currently have two novels I’m working on, both of which will be part of a mystery series.

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