Friday, June 12, 2015

REVEIW: Lionel Goes to Camp



Paul R. Hewlett's third installment of his Lionel's Adventure series has been released and now available. 




This time around we go off to camp with Lionel and the mysterious and magical Walbaun foot. As hard as Lionel is careful when asking for wishes from the Walbaun, it always turns out to be more trouble than what he actually wished for. However, this time, the lessons from the wishes leads Lionel to his one true wish...finding his father. With a determination and focus beyond his years, Lionel wishes to be with his father, but instead of taking him directly to his dad, the Walbaun takes him into a dusty attic. There he finds clue about his father and the Order of the Arrow, but nothing else. Lionel is convinced that going to camp is the answer to all his questions.


The clues in his possession, Lionel is convinced that going to camp will help him find his father. So, he convinces his mother to let him go, not an easy task. But once she agrees, Lionel's first time away from home (and away from his brother, Feeney), he is propelled into a new adventure. You will meet familiar characters, Carrie (to his joy) and Tad Winters (not so enjoyable) and new faces, Paul Bunyan (you just have to read the book to get the reference) and his bookend buddy. You will also meet the camp counselors (very nice), the kitchen ladies (not so nice) and...a bank robber!

But there's more than seeking clues to finding his father. Lionel makes a decision to help another camper and finds himself blamed for something so terrible as punishment he is sent to work in the kitchen for a week. There he learns about hard work and how to deal with a mean-spirited kitchen lady. He also learns how to deal with being bullied by Tad with the help from some friends. And, of course, his anticipated face to face with Carrie.

And throughout his adventure at camp, the Walbaun foot is always within his reach. Will the magical foot help Lionel in his quest to find his father, or cause more trouble than Lionel can handle? Will he find his father and be a part of the Order of the Arrow? But most importantly, will he win the camp's scavenger hunt and spend a day at Lake Yellowhorn with Carrie? Find out in Lionel Goes to Camp.

Also, meet Lionel where it all began in Lionel and the Golden Rule, and Lionel Learns the True Meaning of Christmas. Enjoy!



 


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Introducing C. Patt - Reign Drops

When I first started the Velesi journey, I knew nothing about the publishing world. I knew The Binding was a story that I enjoyed, loved actually, and I wanted to share it. Not because I completed a manuscript, but because I was so involved in my characters’ lives, who and what they developed into, that I just wanted to introduce them to the world. However, being a novice, I had no clue how to get it out there. I am happy to say that The Binding, along with The Drifting and The Whispering, made it into a few hands, but not without help from a few friends. I'm not talking about people I have known all my life or about family, because no matter what, they will always be my support system. I’m talking about complete strangers who were taking the same journey I was with their own beloved stories: the indie authors.

In our quest to bring to others (somebody, anybody) our creative endeavors that had taken over our lives for a short period of time (because time waits for no author, so we must move onto other stories), somehow along the way, strangers became part of our support team. Our cheerleaders, our counsel and a shoulder to share the hurt and disappointment of a 1 Star review; very few are seldom pleasant.

When I was crushed by my first negative review I reached out to the Poster Girl of self-published authors, Darcy Chan. To my surprise, she recognized a drowning fellow author and threw me a life-line. She wrote, "Write what makes you happy, write for yourself and then for your readers...and grow some tough skin." Wise words.

There have been many others who stuck out their hands when the climb up the literary hill was too daunting. Trust me, there were days when the hill became a mountain. I’ve been encouraged, inspired and moved by the generosity of authors such as Hollie Westring, Paul R. Hewlett, Ariana BrowningLauren SweetLiz SchulteLani Wendt Young, Sieni A.M. and so many others. I believe that the best way of thanking someone is to turn around and help another the same way these lovely authors have helped me in the past.

With that being said, I'd like to introduce new indie author C. Patt. Her new novel REIGN DROPS is now available on Amazon for Kindle for only $0.99. You can go directly to the Amazon page by clicking here




BOOK BLURB:
Dalia never took much stock in the prophecy that surrounded her and her sisters. Generations had come and gone with no change. Sent away to school at a young age, she counted her blessings and worked hard to keep them. When mysterious deaths start occurring in her village, she must return home to help her sisters anyway she can. Caught in the middle as the legend comes to life she must scramble to decide between life and death to save her people.

ENJOY!!


Until next time, good reading to all!

LF

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Ariana Browning - Woohoo!



The wonderfully insatiable and incorrigible Ms. Ariana Browning's new book HOPE OF THE FUTURE is now available and FREE on Amazon for today only!!

Want to read the beginning of HOPE OF THE FUTURE before you get the entire book? Click here.



Here's the link (click here) to take you directly to HOPE OF THE FUTURE Amazon page. Hurry and get your copy today...FREE!

Enjoy!


Until the next time, good reading to all!
LF


Sunday, April 19, 2015

The 7th Relic - Here we go...


So, tomorrow will be here soon enough, and I'll admit...I'm nervous! For over an hour my finger hovered over the send key before I would snatch it away to only see it back at its original position above the keyboard. And just ten seconds ago I let my finger drop. I swear I thought I heard the lid of an iron coffin slam shut with such finality I scared myself.

The 7th Relic will make its debut tomorrow morning on Kindle for $2.99.

I am well aware that I have young readers. So, I'd like to speak to my mom readers (and dad's, too). It's obvious by the Velesi trilogy that my writing is PG, and I'm okay with that. And frankly, compared to most in my genre, so is The 7th Relic. HOWEVER, there is an adult situation in this current book. I ask that you please read it first before handing it over to your teenage and/or younger readers. You won't find any hard, soft, sideways or upside down porn in any of my books. Call me old fashion, but there are things I just believe in, and one of those beliefs is that childrens' curiosity should run its natural course with their parent's guidance and discretion.

And, if you have the time, please leave a review. Good, bad, ugly, a single word or twenty paragraphs, its up to you. I hold no grudges...much...just kidding...not really...okay, I'm going to stop now.

Above all else, let go and have fun!


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The 7th Relic - Cover Reveal and Release Date


Kelsey Kukal-Keeton with K Keeton Designs has done it again! She did an absolutely beautiful job on the cover for The 7th Relic. Like all her work she has done for me in the past, I am loving this cover. She gave me exactly what I wanted based on a hand-drawn design I sent her and brought it to life. I love, love, love it! I am so looking forward to working with her again on future projects. 

Thank you, Kelsey for the beautiful work, the cover is awesome!


Book Blurb:
The Ranch, an arcane institute for “hired security,” is attacked by Jleroh, the Blue Demon who is after the relic. An orphan, Grace discovers she is the temporary Bearer of the Seventh Relic...by default. She finds herself lost and alone in the Bay Area, chased by a horde of demons called the Skytes. Jleroh's own personal army.

Andrew Teo is called back to retrieve the relic and return it to Kalorii for the Rising of Karas, the Sun God. But when he arrives he finds the Ranch deserted and burned to the ground. As the Bearer of the first six relics he must bring all seven back to his realm or there will be no sun for another millennia. When he discovers that Grace has the relic and is somewhere in the city he and his companions go on a search for the missing carrier.

Andrew is not looking forward to seeing Grace again. For on the road back to Kalorii, Andrew will struggle to keep Grace at arm’s length, despite being in love with her since childhood. As her own feelings for him awaken, she weakens his effort to keep her at bay as time runs out. To save his realm, and maybe himself, the Seventh Relic is not the only thing Andrew needs, but Grace herself.

The fight for the Light will bring them together, but an ancient prophesy will keep them forever apart.

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The 7th Relic will be available April 20, 2015 on Amazon


Until the next time, good reading to all!
LF

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Drifting/The Whispering @ $0.99



If you've been waiting for The Drifting and The Whispering to go on a sale, this is it! Only a few hours left to get each Kindle version for only $.99! The cost will increase later tonight to $1.99. It will then return to its original price of $2.99 on December 14th. So get your discounted copy today!


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Velesi Trilogy Books


Finally! All 3 books are out in print...it's like a weight off my shoulders - and yet, very excited. Can move on to finishing next book. :)


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF

Friday, December 5, 2014

Have you met Lionel?

Meet Lionel. A precocious boy who like many other boys his age have that one gift they want for Christmas. Take an adventurous trip from Larrystown to the North Pole as Lionel sets out to get the one special gift that he must have. Along the way, meet some amazing friends that help teach Lionel the true meaning of Christmas. A must have stocking stuffer!


Click for direct Amazon page

AMAZON BLUB:
Have you ever wanted something you couldn't have? Meet Lionel, a loveable bully-magnet who desperately wants a new sled and will do anything to get it.This fun Christmas book follows Lionel from Larrystown to the North Pole. His magical Three-Toed-Potbellied Walbaun foot is back and is as unpredictable as ever. Whether Lionel's sledding, ice skating, or in a life-sized gingerbread village, it takes him on some grand adventures. Filled with great Christmas imagery, this book is perfect for young readers and family story time. This 2012 holiday, be careful what you wish for, you never know what might happen!

Check out author Paul R. Hewlett's website and find more books on Lionel, his friends and their many adventures. 

Enjoy the read!


Until next time, good reading to all!
LF



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I don't like yelling; shouting puts my nerves on end.
I like calmness, I seek it, crave it and although selfish...I covet it.
I like the freshness of green, the serenity of blue and the warmth of brown.
I like the revelation of white, the birth of black and the passion of red.

I don't like any form of rudeness; the abrupt, disrespect, sharp invasion of it.
I like space, enough to spread my arms out and spin until the sky spins with me.
I like the feel of skin, the shell of one's soul, hidden just beneath the surface.
I like the sound of breathing; God's reminder that He is always with me.

I abhor violence, although I have confronted it many times in my past.
I love my family, the pulse of my existence.
I love being loved, making love and having love.
And I love me.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Binding - Free on Amazon Kindle

If you haven't started The Velesi Trilogy yet, now is a great time! The Binding (Book 1) is currently FREE on Amazon Kindle starting today through Sunday (09/10 - 09/14). Get your FREE copy today and enjoy the adventure!  And let me know what you think by leaving a review on Amazon.



Until the next time, good reading to all!
LF