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The Heroes Among Us

And the WINNER IS: Emily Mullaney!! She wins the special edition, box set of Guardians of the Word! Congrats Emily! I’ll be in touch today to find out what file you’d like (Nook or Kindle)


The headlines tell us every single day that the bad guys are winning. Innocent children are slaughtered. Bombs explode on a crowded street, turning a day of joy and happiness to one of fear and sorrow. We read, see and hear about terrible things happening, perpetrated by disturbed or just downright evil people.

courtesy of Salem-News.com

courtesy of Salem-News.com

Heroes are all around us. Finding them isn’t so difficult, since with every act of evil comes acts of incredible heroism. I believe that willingness to step up when the situation is dire is more part of human nature than the bad things that people do. A little Google research shows that we are wired to be compassionate beings. I see this on the news when I watch a firefighter charging into someone’s home to save a cat, or battling a 5 alarm blaze that has swallowed a house.

Or while a man stands beneath a window where a mentally challenged child has strayed out onto a third story ledge and then catches her when she jumps.



Or a man on his knees beside a wounded and bleeding stranger, saving her life by acting and not standing by. Continue reading


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Heroes and Villains blog hop!


This weekend, join me for the Heroes and Villains Blog Hop, featuring 21 science fiction and historical fiction authors – Friday, May 3 – Monday, May 6! There are prizes to be won! These are all excellent writers to check out and enjoy. Start clicking through the list and you’ll find something great to read, a fun contest to enter and who knows, maybe you’ll win!

The Blog Hop starts Friday! I’m giving away a special edition of the Guardians of the Word series – 8 book promo fl 72 Continue reading

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Great Fantasy reads…The Universal Mirror

For the next several weeks, I’m highlighting some fantastic authors and their works. I hope you’ll take a moment to check them out. Here’s the first in the Highlight series:

Gwen Perkins, The Universal Mirror

Author Gwen Perkins is a museum curator with a MA in Military History from Norwich University. She has written for a number of magazines, exhibitions and nonfiction publications. Her interest in history fueled the creation of the world of The Universal Mirror, inspired in part by people and events of the medieval and Renaissance periods.  The Universal Mirror is the first novel of the Artifacts of Empire series. Gwen is presently at work on the second volume, entitled The Jealousy Glass.


Set in the streets of a medieval city, The Universal Mirror follows the journey of two magicians–the wealthy but carefree Quentin and his friend, Asahel, a lower-class citizen. These two men challenge the laws set down for magicians regarding the practice of magic. Among these rules is the promise never to use magic on the human body. In the dark of night, Asahel and Quentin undertake their mission: learning to heal, rather than harm. This quest takes them to graveyards, royal palaces and finally, into the heart of a conspiracy that goes much deeper than they ever could have imagined.

For more information about the book, please visit: http://theuniversalmirror.com

The Universal Mirror  is available for purchase at http://www.amazon.com/The-Universal-Mirror-ebook/dp/B006VYHLNS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326934006&sr=8-1




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