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Smashwords.com is holding its annual “Summer/Winter Sale”–a kind of “Christmas in July” event. Tons of authors participate each year by heavily discounting their ebooks (available in all formats). As usual, I’m offering all my shorter books for free–including my new illustrated middle-grade chapter book–and my novels for $1 or $2. Hours of great reading for less than a cup of coffee (actually all three novels for less than a Starbucks’ coffee)! If you haven’t checked out my writing, here’s your chance to do it for loose couch change. If you don’t like my stuff, I’m sure you’ll find something among the thousands of deals being offered–but only until July 31!

Here are the links to my books. All my books are available in all the usual places in paperback and ebooks. The three short story collections are also out as audio books. Read. Enjoy. Support your favorite authors with reviews. Thanks to all the dedicated readers out there!

 

Twilight Empress: A Novel of Imperial Rome

The Theodosian Women, Book #1

Roman princess, Gothic queen—Placidia does the unthinkable—she rules the failing Western Roman Empire—a life of ambition, power and intrigue she doesn’t seek, but can’t refuse. A passionate woman as well as an Empress, Placidia suffers love, loss, and betrayal. Can her strength, tenacity and ambition help her survive and triumph over scheming generals, rebellious children, and Attila the Hun?

Regular Price: $3.99 On Sale: $2.00

 

Sword of the Gladiatrix

An action-packed tale that brings to life unforgettable characters and exotic settings. From the edges of the Empire, two women battle on the sands of the arena in Nero’s Rome. Forced to fight for their lives and the Romans’ pleasure; they seek to replace lost friendship, love, and family in each other’s arms. But the Roman arena offers only two futures: the Gate of Life and the Gate of Death.

Regular Price: $3.99 On Sale: $2.00

 

Selene of Alexandria

This story of ambition, love and political intrigue brings to life colorful characters in an exotic time and place. In AD 412 Alexandria, in a city torn by religious and political strife, Selene struggles to become a physician. Hypatia, Lady Philosopher, and the Prefect Orestes offer their patronage and protection. Will it be enough to save Selene from her own impulsive nature?

Regular Price: $3.99 On Sale: $1.00

 

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Tokoyo, the Samurai’s Daughter

(Raggedy Moon Books: Adventurous Girls #1)

Tokoyo is an adventurous girl. The daughter of a samurai in 14C Japan, she trains in martial arts and works with the Ama—a society of women and girls who dive in the deep waters for food and treasure. But disaster strikes her family. Can Tokoyo save her father using the lessons she learned and the skills she mastered to overcome corrupt officials, her own doubts, and a nasty sea demon?

 

 

The Reluctant Groom and Other Historical Stories

(A Raggedy Moon Books Collection #3)

Dive into these stories of heroism, love and adventure. A panicked bachelor faces an arranged marriage. A Viking shield maiden explores a new world. A young Roman boy is torn between love for his ailing grandmother and duty to an empress. The award-winning author offers these stories and more as she brings to life men and women struggling to survive and thrive–the eternal human condition.

 

 

Slow Death and Other Dark Tales

(A Raggedy Moon Books Collection #2)

Humans—and the occasional ghost—intent on murder, revenge, and righting wrongs take center stage in these tales. Meet a grieving mother witnessing a death-row execution, a wronged bureaucrat condemned to a future drug rehabilitation center, an Alzheimer’s patient trapped in his own deteriorating mind, a ghost on a mission of justice, and more in this collection of the author’s best dark fiction.

 

 

Time Again and Other Fantastic Stories

(A Raggedy Moon Books Collection #1)

What would you do with an extra hour of life? Kiss your sweetheart? Graffiti your workplace? Find out how one man uses his bonus hour in “Time Again.” Check out how a young woman deals with a “transforming” experience, Alice overhauls Wonderland, a mother takes on the devil who wants to marry her daughter, and more in this collection of five of the author’s best fantasy stories.

 

 

Hypatia: Her Life and Times

Hypatia: Hher Life and Times coverHypatia of Alexandria. Who was she? A brilliant 5C scientist murdered by a religious mob? An aging academic killed by a rival political force? A sorceress who kept Alexandria in thrall through satanic wiles? Innovative mathematician or a geometry teacher? Discover the answers to these questions and more through this collection of essays on the life and times of Hypatia, Lady Philosopher.

 

 

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