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September’s FREE Book
FREE September 15-19
An Unexpectedly Unique Heroine
30 July 2019
Maggie Sloan always knew that she wanted to be a spy. She is unusual, almost emotionless. More than just a loner, she separates herself from the world, looking in at it, observing everything, making copious notes and filing them away, but not truly engaging with other people. This in an adult would be odd enough, but Maggie has been this way since a child. But do not pity her, because Maggie has grown up happily enough. We see snapshots of her early life – an absent father and over-protective mother – which seem to be filled with trivial episodes, yet like an expert quilt-maker, Judith A. Barrett creates an image of this character which is so strong, that she is far more flesh and blood in this, her first book, than many others become through a whole series. And I truly hope that this is the beginning of a series, because I want to spend a lot more time with Maggie. There is death and betrayal along the way to Maggie connecting with other people, but the delight she finds as she learns to live: to cook, colour-coordinate (she was always in first black, then grey shades), open up to love, learn fighting and weapon skills and ultimately put everything she ever learned into practice, is truly affecting. Oh, and she sees imaginary people – a side-effect of a medical procedure – which is presented so matter-of-factly that no one can question their existence. Maggie will haunt you long after you put the book down.
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Have you read I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A SPY? Maggie Sloan Thriller, Book 2 is in the works!
DANGER IN THE CLOUDS is a FAPA President’s Book Award Winner!
MAJOR DAVE ELLIOTT’s quiet farm life with his dog and granddaughter abruptly changes when a cyber-attack collapses the grid and the economy. After his granddaughter’s uncanny ability to see danger thwarts attacks on the farm, will Major succeed in exposing the conspiracy where others have so tragically failed and died?
A riveting story of conspiracy and survival.
DANGER IN THE CLOUDS: A MAJOR ELLIOTT NOVEL (GRID DOWN SURVIVAL SERIES, BOOK 1)
When your family does an internet search for Donut Lady and sends you the results…
Can’t help but wonder – Donut we need a Donut Lady Spa?
SWEET DEAL REVEALED, Donut Lady Mystery Series Book 3 is FREE July 11-14 on Amazon!
An amazing fact in our universe is that READERS who download free books READ! Who knew? And almost as exciting, avid readers post REVIEWS!
So here’s a free book for you, Dear Reader! Read and enjoy! Devour the words and enjoy the donuts!
Click or tap here for SWEET DEAL REVEALED
AVAILABLE in RETAIL STORES!
For the first time, the DANGER IN THE CLOUDS paperback is now available for purchase by local book stores, big box and other large stores, small boutique shops, and libraries through wholesale book distributors in addition to being available for readers on Amazon.
The cover for DANGER IN THE CLOUDS was updated for the wholesale distribution. The eBook remains exclusive on Amazon Kindle as a FREE Book for Kindle Unlimited readers.
SO what does this mean? It means you can go to your local bookstore and tell them you loved DANGER IN THE CLOUDS and know others would too. NOW the bookstore can order two or three copies at wholesale and sell them in their shop!
If you’ve already read the MAJOR and AIMEE LOUISE cover book, DON’T buy the STORM CLOUD new-cover book because the story inside is the same! NO change to the story! And if you haven’t read DANGER IN THE CLOUDS, ahem. Link to DANGER IN THE CLOUDS on AMAZON
Just a gentle reminder, if you’ve read and loved Major’s story and would like to leave a review but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet, PLEASE do! Here’s the link to leave a review! YOUR REVIEW FOR DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
What about a series? Would you be interested in hearing more about Pedro, Jennie, and Gordo? Wouldn’t that be a great Book 2? What should the series be called? (Need a little help with this!)
Major and Aimee Louise Cover
The original cover
Storm Cloud Cover
New! Updated cover
If you’re interested in the technical reasons for the change, let me know. I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned with others, especially other Indie Authors who self-publish or publish with an Indie publisher. Contact Me!
Here’s the cover reveal and book trailer for Sweet Deal Revealed! Watch for the release of the newest Donut Lady Mystery Series in early July.
The 2019 I HEART Books Sale was at the Gainesville Downtown Public Library. I met new authors and awesome readers, including the members of a local book club that is considering recommending the books of the DONUT LADY MYSTERY SERIES for their club to read this summer.
Book Club: We had an author who came to speak to us once. Would you be willing to do that?
Me: That would be awesome! I would love to! <Wow! WooHoo!>
The Florida Writers Association announced that SWEET DEAL CONCEALED is a SemiFinalist in the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award for 2019. <And the crowd went WILD!>
Click or Tap SWEET DEAL CONCEALED on AMAZON
What’s the same? Both books have the word “CLOUDS” in their titles, and the colors on the covers are very similar. Aimee Louise is on the cover of both books. What else is the same? The story of the US grid going down, and the farm becoming a refuge for neighbors and friends. And the villain? No change there either!
What’s different? THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS is a Young Adult Novel, with a focus on Aimee Louise and the other children.
The focus of DANGER IN THE CLOUDS is on Major Elliott and the other adults.
Same story; different perspectives.
Which should you read? Depends on which perspective appeals to you.
THE GIRL WHO SAW CLOUDS
DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
psst. if you read both, let me know which one you prefer. And why, of course.