Sneak Peek: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle

Today we have a sneak peek from author Joni Parker’s epic fantasy novel: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle.

Seaward Isle, a place lost in time and space, has become a land where Elves, Dwarves and mortal time travelers mingle in a world filled with pirates, political intrigue and magic. Their fates rest in the hands on one young woman, the orphan Lady Alexin. Born of a mortal man, Count Dumwalt and his wife, the Titan/Elf, Alex finds that only she has the power to save them all.

The Black Elf of Seaward Isle is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

And now, an excerpt from The Black Elf of Seaward IsleContinue reading “Sneak Peek: The Black Elf of Seaward Isle”

Merry Christmas!

Photo by Jim Devitt

I’ll leave you with a few thoughts from some famous and not-so-famous people to think about this holiday season.

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of ChristmasCalvin Coolidge

Christmas gift suggestion: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, an example. To yourself, respect Oren Arnold Continue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Flash Fiction Challenge: Under the Tree

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Do you remember the excitement of Christmas morning when you were a kid? Tell us a story about your favorite childhood Christmas present.

In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, December 25th, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted.

Book Brief: For Animal Lovers

For Animal Lovers
by Kim Cano
Genre: Kids Short Stories
Word count: 8,355

For Animal Lovers is a heartwarming book for kids ages 9-12. Although mainly a short story collection for children, it also appeals to adult readers who are young at heart. Prepare to be transported into the world of each animal, as they tell their tale in their own words.

Best of all, 10% of the sale price is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets!

“Becoming Sacred” – Charlie is a cow who lives on a farm, but plans to escape and move to India, fulfilling a promise he made to his late father.

“Pascal’s Magic” – A classic cat story. Pascal is an adopted shelter cat who has been through a lot. Now with new owners, he finds he needs to work his special brand of magic to save his family.

“Abduction at Sea” – Alice is a special-needs swordfish who’s obsessed with aliens. In order to be an independent gladiator of the sea, Alice has to learn to confront some of the greatest dangers the ocean has to offer.

This book is available through Amazon. Continue reading “Book Brief: For Animal Lovers”