Need Something to Read this Weekend?

Have a 3-day weekend coming up and nothing planned? How about curling up with a good (virtual) book? I have two free Kindle book promotions starting tomorrow. Why not grab a copy?

For fans of fantasy adventure who have time to jump into a novel, why not curl up with Emprise?


Emprise is the standalone follow-up to Discovery and Awakening, the first two books of The Stream series. It’s full of adventure, laughter, spirituality, and romance.

Sixteen-year-old Charlie is hunting creatures trying to have a normal life. It would be easier were he not tasked with hunting carnivorous rabbits, rapidly evolving dragons, and much more dangerous creatures from the world of dreams, The Stream. Something is destroying the gateway that separates dreams from reality and life from the afterlife. Only Charlie and his best friend, Robin can save the universe from chaos, and the dark enemies determined to bring it about.

There is another complication — Robin has begun to realize that she’s falling in love with Charlie, just when he no longer seems interested. Both teens’ worlds are about to get very complicated. Follow them through a fantastic, spiritual journey through worlds of mythical creatures, powerful beings from the Heaven Plane, to Africa, and back to small-town Virginia, where the multiverses seem destined to collide.

Emprise will be free tomorrow, 16 January 2014 through 17 January 2014.

For those of you who don’t have time to (or interest in) reading an entire novel, I’m offering my short story collection, The Juice and Other Stories for free, starting tomorrow, 16 January, through Monday, 20 January. There’s something here for everyone.

Juice Cover Web

The Juice and Other Stories brings together a collection of 13 tales of romance, science fiction, urban fantasy, and suspense from the imaginative author of The Stream trilogy and the Sci Fi adventure, Hard as Roxx.

In “Remembering,” beings from another world find themselves herded along their own trail of tears. Their leader, Tofray, has the unenviable job of remembering their stories and their suffering. “Mrs. What’s-Her-Name” details a woman’s struggle to regain her memory, and her life, after a devastating brain injury. In “The Juice,” a woman of the street searches for her next client, and promises him surprises. “The Clown Man” visits a beautiful child’s dreams and turns them to nightmares; however, Cruz, a dream walker, is there, and he means to keep the girl safe.

The novelette “Manhattan Transference” details the story of Luce, a vaporous visitor from a dying planet, who must find the only robotics expert who can help save the alien race from destruction. Luce’s sun will go supernova soon, and without Dr. Roman’s help, all of Luce’s people will die with it. There is only one problem: Luce’s new human form, and the raw emotions that come with it. “Fool O’clock” details a stressful day in the life of Jim Pyle, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Fool Abatement, a government agency tasked with keeping the U.S. safe from fools of all sorts.

In the novelette “Days of the Never Was,” three pairs of arguing friends disappear into a strange fog bank and reemerge with their entire worlds turned upside down.

Other stories are “Crazy Magnet,” about an investigator with a gift for attracting crazy people; “He Ain’t Heavy,” a suspense story about twin brothers. “From the Black, the Blues,” Sci Fi romance about lovers from two time periods; “The Utopian / Dystopian Compass,” Sci Fi; “Reggie and Rocky Vs. Space Monsters from Beneath the Bed,” a contemporary fantasy starring 3 and 5-year-old dream walkers; and “Set Fire to the Rain,” an excerpt from Emprise.

Note: Some stories contain adult language and situations.

If you’re interested, but don’t own a Kindle, don’t worry. Amazon offers free Kindle software for the PC, Mac, and iPad. Links to download can be found on the sidebar to the right of this page.

2 thoughts on “Need Something to Read this Weekend?

  1. Sid Dunnebacke says:

    Too late for Emprise, but I just now downloaded The Juice. Looking forward to it (as if I need more to read…).

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