Covenant College Series by Amanda Lee

I had planned to spend this past weekend writing. I’m getting near the end of the fourth book and I wanted to see if I could get the first draft finished before the end of the month. I really did have good intentions. Then, Friday night, on the way to bed, I picked up my Kindle. The next book on my list was Amanda Lee’s Awakening. I like the Midwest Witches series, so I thought I’d give this one a try even though vampires and werewolves aren’t really my thing.

Big mistake. I don’t know why but the books in the Covenant College series turned out to be quite addictive. I read all weekend. I’ve finished four of them, only one more to go. I keep telling myself I’m going to put them down and get back to writing, just as soon as Zoe gets through this bit. And so it’s gone, all weekend long.

With a bit of luck, I’ll get the last one read today and be able to get back to writing, but my plans to finish the rough draft by the end of the month may have just gone down the drain. Normally I would thank an author for a series that grabbed me like that, but I have to admit, I wish I’d waited until my book was done before picking it up.

If you haven’t read the Covenant College series, and you’re looking for an escape, give it a try. But if you have anything on your agenda that you really need to handle, you might want to save it until after the work’s done. Wish I had.

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Google is a Voter’s Best Friend

I’ve heard quite a few people say they don’t know who to vote for, who to believe, and if you take voting seriously, that’s a very real problem. Most of what comes out of a candidate’s mouth during speeches and debates is what their polls have shown their target voters want to hear, and it changes depending on their audience. So how do you know what they really think, what they really believe?

These candidates have been around for a while, some in politics, some not, but all have been in the public eye at some point or they wouldn’t have had enough support to run for office. Figure out what you care about, what matters to you, and then start searching Google. Find out what they said before the campaign ever started, back when they had no agenda to fill. Look at their actions and see if what they did backs up what they’re saying now.

Democracy works, but only if the voters take the time to make informed decisions. It’s easier today than it has ever been, because Google remembers everything. You don’t have to comb the archives in the library to find out who did what ten years ago. Just ask Google.



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The Chronicles of Terah on Sale

Starting Wednesday, January 6, I’m going to have all three books in The Chronicles of Terah series on sale for $0.99 each at Amazon. They’ll only be that price for about a week, so if you’ve been thinking about getting any of them, now’s the time to do it.

The Master’s Chair

The Dragon’s Flame

The Fourteenth Key


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Countdown Deal on The Fourteenth Key

This is the first time I’ve taken advantage of the Countdown Deal Amazon offers on books in the Unlimited program. From Sunday morning, Sept 13, through Saturday evening, Sept. 20, The Fourteenth Key will be on sale in the US and UK stores. (Unfortunately the Countdown Deal isn’t offered in any of the other outlets. )

The Fourteenth Key is also available for free through the Kindle Unlimited program and will continue to be free to anyone enrolled in that program during the sale.

Hope you enjoy it.

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The Fourteenth Key – Now Available


I know I said I would let you know a publication date as soon as I could, but the way things were going, I decided to wait until it was published and then announce that it was available. I don’t know why, but every time I even hinted at a projected publication date, things happened. Once my computer even “ate” three weeks’ worth of editing. After I spent a week trying to recover my work, I gave up and did it over.  That’s when I came to the conclusion that the best thing I could do was keep my mouth shut. So I did.

I would like to say a big thank you to the beta readers. You were a big help. Several people requested a list of characters, so I’ve included one at the front of the book. It includes characters from the first two books who either show up in this one or are mentioned. I can’t be positive I’ve included everyone, but I think I covered the main ones.

I know quite a few of you have been waiting for this book for quite a while and I’d like to thank you for your patience. Sorry it took so long to get it done, but I hope you enjoy reading it.

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The Fourteenth Key – The Chronicles of Terah Book 3

Last night I finally finished the first draft of the third book in the Chronicles of Terah. I have to admit that it’s taken me quite a bit longer than I thought it would. When I updated the status on my website in July, I almost promised that it would be out before the end of the year. I’m so glad I didn’t. There’s just no way that can happen. There’s still a lot of work to be done, rewriting, editing, rewriting again, editing some more, etc.

I wish I could give you a target publishing date, but I don’t feel comfortable doing that at this point. There are just too many variables involved right now. For one thing, I’ve got a stack of forms I have to fill out for the court regarding my mother’s estate, and the deadline for submitting those is quickly approaching. I’m going to have to deal with those before I can do anything more on the book.

So, for those of you who are still interested, the third book  hasn’t been forgotten, it hasn’t been put on a shelf somewhere. It’s coming, hopefully fairly soon.

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Read an Ebook Week – March 2 – 8

March. For some it means basketball. For me it means Smashword’s Read an Ebook Week . Granted it only lasts one week, but there are enough bargains there to keep you reading well into the summer. Hundreds of authors will offer their books for free or at a discounted price this week.. Check  out the sale catalog to see how many bargains you can find.

For those of you interested in my books, The Master’s Chair will be free for the week. The Dragon’s Flame, and  A Shot in the Dark will be 50% off. Although the regular price is listed on the individual book page, there’s a coupon for the sale price. Just type in the coupon when you order the book to get the discount.

Happy bargain hunting!

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