Clean Indie Reads is having our Mid-Winter Sale! This is a great opportunity to stock up on books to read as you wait for spring to arrive. With a wide variety of genres, there's something for everyone! The sale is going on now through the 30th. Don't miss out on some great deals!
Clean Indie Reads is a fantastic group of authors who strive to write and publish flinch-free fiction. What does that mean? You can find a variety of books that contain no erotica or sexually explicit scenes, no graphic violence or gore, and very little or no language (and no use of the "F-word").
One of my books, Finding Hope (Love's Compass: Book 2) is included in the sale. You can pick up a copy for $0.99 through the 30th.
I'm excited to have Author L. R. W. Lee on my blog today. I haven't read these books yet, but they're definitely on my TBR list. They look amazing and the reviews speak for themselves.
Vision of the Griffin’s Heart, Andy Smithson, Book 5
Four years ago, Andy Smithson discovered he is the Chosen one to break a 500-yr-old curse plaguing the land of Oomaldee when he unexpectedly and mysteriously found himself there. To do so, he must collect ingredients for a magical potion. Thus far he has gathered the scale of a red dragon, venom from a giant serpent, a unicorn’s horn, and the tail feather of a phoenix. Now he must ask a griffin for one of its talons. There’s just one problem…humans have poached griffin treasure, causing these mythical creatures to attack on sight.
Complicating matters, the evil Abaddon, sovereign of Oomaldee’s northern neighbor, is turning more and more citizens into zolt in his ongoing campaign of terror as he sets in motion the final steps of his plan to conquer the land. Things really start to heat up in book five!
If you loved Harry Potter, you’ll love the Andy Smithson series chalk full of mythical creatures, newly invented animals like zolt, herewolves, and therewolves, a complex plot with evolving characters, and positive themes including responsibility, diligence, dignity, friendship and more.
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THE DEPTH OF THE ANDY SMITHSON SERIES
If you’re an adult looking for a clean series you can sink your teeth into, Andy Smithson is definitely it! In it I develop four layers simultaneously: 1) Andy Smithson in Lakehills, TX 2) Andy in Oomaldee 3) the Afterlife 4) a meaning layer. A few examples to demonstrate the depth…
Symbolism is used extensively (a couple examples):
Names are also important in this series (a few examples):
Alchemy used throughout the series (a few examples):
The titles of the books manifest yet another layer of meaning and reveal Imogenia’s evolution.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L. R. W. Lee credits her love of fantasy with her introduction to C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. Later on, she enjoyed the complex world of Middle Earth brought to life by J. R. R. Tolkien in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The multiple dimensions of the worlds mixed with a layer of meaning, captivated her and made her desire to invent Young Adult Fantasy and Epic Fantasy worlds others could get lost in, but also take meaning away from. More recently, L. R. W. Lee has found inspiration from J. K. Rowling and her Harry Potter series as well as Brandon Mull and his best selling Fablehaven, Beyonders and Five Kingdoms series.
L. R. W. Lee writes to teach her readers principles that can transform their lives – overcoming frustration, impatience, fear and more. She also shows why responsibility, diligence and dignity are the keys to true success in life. She lives in scenic Austin, TX with her husband. Their daughter is a Computer Engineer for Microsoft and their son serves in the Air Force.
The contest is over! Duke and Avalon's baby girl now has a beautiful name:
Congratulations to BN100 for the winning suggestion!
I wanted to thank you all for the ideas you posted on RJs Blog. There were so many wonderful suggestions and it was hard to narrow it down. But I think that Lorelei Grace fits baby McNeil perfectly.
The winning name will be mentioned in the next book in the series, Finding Faith.
Don't forget! Even if you didn't win a copy of the two new books RJ and I are releasing next month, you can still snag a copy for yourself. Both are available for pre-order now:
Heartsick by RJ Conte
Publication date: February 26, 2016
Finding Faith by Melanie D. Snitker
Publication date: February 13, 2016
A special thank you to my friend, RJ, for hosting this fun contest. You're the best and I had a blast meeting some of your readers!
My thoughtful friend and fellow Author, RJ Conte, is hosting a fun giveaway that includes a $20.00 Amazon gift card along with a copy of our upcoming new releases.
For your chance to win, head over to RJ's blog and suggest a name for Duke and Avalon's baby! You'll find more details about the giveaway there as well. I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
RJ writes some great psychological love stories. Her newest book, Heartsick, will be coming out February 26th. You can check out RJ's work on Amazon.
Her short story, Lucent Sylph, is free on Amazon. It's one of the most unique short stories I've read and one that's hard to forget. You can read my review here.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to RJ's blog, learn more about her books, and help me name Duke and Avalon's baby!
Finding Faith, the fourth book in my Love's Compass series, has an official release date: February 13, 2016. I can't wait for you all to read Serenity's story!
Single mom Serenity Chandler is determined to do anything to provide better opportunities for her son, Gideon. Moving away from her family support system so Gideon can attend a special school seems like the right choice, even if it means her entire life is about to change.
The satisfaction of helping children and being a part of their lives is one reason Aaron Randall loves his job as a music therapist. When Hope Academy instills a dating policy, he doesn't give it a second thought. Until the new coworker who'd caught his attention turns out to be the parent of one of his students.
Any relationship between them will put his job at risk. The more time Aaron spends with Serenity and Gideon, the harder it is to ignore what they could have together. With Aaron's job and Gideon's education hanging in the balance, they'll have to rely on faith to find their way.