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*lizzie starr
romance with a sparkling twist

*lizzie always made up games and stories to keep her company, so, a witch lived in Grampa's weather research station and was only held at bay by waving a certain weed. An ancient road grader morphed into boat a carrying wild adventurers to islands filled with sheep that turned into lions and cannibals. Now, filled with fantasy and love, the stories of her imagination have found their way into the mundane world. And when *lizzie has to return to that mundane life, she's *the Lunch Lady* at a private school. Author and lunch lady~~what a combination!
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Fantasy Romance,
Futuristic, Contemporary
During July all of my titles are on sale at Smashwords! To save 50% on the books of the Double Keltic Triad, Birds Do It and my short stories, go to my author page to easily find my books. Happy reading!

This summer along with feeding kids in the summer program, I've been busy re-writing one of my first novels, Double Moon Destiny, adding more story for readers. I love this tale, set in a fantasy world with two moons. And who doesn't cheer for a rebel who falls for an innocent acolyte on the way to his destiny? Here's a tiny excerpt:

The blond fighter shoved the last guard away and bent to wipe his long blade on the man’s cloak. He turned in a slow, wary circle, stopping when his gaze met hers. He altered his grip on his knife and stepped toward her.

Her hands tingled with the rise of healing power. Startled, she flexed her fingers. She’d healed this man. That morning. He was the one in the Seer’s chamber. The one’s who’s healing had seemed somehow different. Unable to resist the powerful connection, she took a step.

The war beast pressed against her back and Poll’s hand at her shoulder stopped her. “No, lady. These rebels are the ruin of the Compound. We must flee with the child.”

Jermanah shrugged her shoulder but was unable to shake off his hand. She couldn’t, she dared not ignore the pull of the rebel’s intense, icy-blue gaze. Poll leaned further, grabbed her about the waist and easily lifted her and the child before him. She uttered one short syllable of denial and squirmed, trying to slide back to the ground.

“No lady, don’t. Please, we must save the child.”

Ears flicking, the great beast sidestepped. Jermanah struggled against Poll’s firm grasp until he spoke close to her ear. “I have sworn to protect you, lady. And so I shall.”

Coloring Books Coloring Book

Relax and unwind with this Coloring Books Coloring Book. Whether you’re a coloring enthusiast, a book lover, or both, this collection of 20 plus designs will entice you to pick up your colored pencils, markers or chalks and explore. The variety of pictures, ranging from simple line drawings reminiscent of your first coloring book, to more complicated and abstract designs, encourage adventurous coloring. By sampling the variety of styles in this adult coloring book you’ll discover favorites, both old and new. The meditative art of coloring is an effective form of therapy for relieving stress and anxiety. And...coloring is just plain fun!   LINK

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Need a short summer read? How about the second short story in the At Death's Gates series : Death and the Dryad. (You can discover the first tale in the series, Dead Lily Blooms, on the Free Reads page.

For ages uncounted, Master Death has assisted souls in transition. But what happens when love gets in the way?

Under the moon of the changing year Zoa plants a precious seed, hoping to grow a special tree, her new home. Until other celebrations intrude and change everything. Forever.

For millennia Tükenis has guided souls through his gates and little surprises him. Until an unexpected arrival is discovered in a long unused waiting area.

What’s Death to do when a dryad appears at his gate without her soul? She can’t move on, nor go back. Will Death find a place for her--at his side?   Link: