Now Leaving Kindle Unlimited Lending Library

Hey everyone, I hope you’re well this week. I am. I did lots of yardwork this weekend, so I’m a little achy–but writing along as usual. I’ve almost met my goal for Campwrimo. At this point, I doubt I will meet it, but it’s going to be close! I may finish that book before Thanksgiving. I hope. (I’m hoping long before!)

For those of you with Amazon Prime accounts, Nooks or Ipads, or Kobo ereaders, I wanted to let you know, I’ve decided to take two titles out of KU. That will remove them from the Kindle Lending Library. What titles?

My Gothic romance/fantasy Reign of Tarot boxed set.

Reign of Tarot boxed set by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic Romance, Raven Queen Publications, French revolution, fiction, paranormal romance, Kindle

And I’ve decided, likewise, to remove my steampunk/Victorian Romance Watchmaker’s Heart.

This is a big step for WMH. It’s always been in KU, but after  41/2 years, it’s time. So I wanted to give you a heads up, if you wanted to read it for free with KU, now’s your last chance.

Reign of Tarot, if you missed it last week, you can find the synopsis on this post. They drop out of the program by August 7th, so read now, if you wish! But for those with Nooks, Kobos, and Ipads, look for it in those stores soon.

More sales at Smashwords summer sale #smashwords

Dropping in once again to add, I’ve added a few books to the Smashwords Summer Sale. You can find Murder Upon a Midnight Clear there for a discount:

 

Murder Upon a Midnight Clear by Juli D. Revezzo

Available at Amazon and elsewhere

Murder reminds Detective Helene Collias that crime doesn’t take holidays. And the last victim she expected to find in her case files this Christmas is the sister of her old flame, Sean Grant. Ordinarily, Helene’s psychic gifts give her an edge but this time, that gift has short-circuited. Could her lingering attraction to Sean be blurring her abilities, or is something more sinister at work?

Use the code SSW50 at checkout for 50% off here.

Also, my historical romance novel House of Dark Envy is also available at Smashwords now:
Synopsis:

When Sarahjane attended a costume party, she didn’t expect to see her old beau whose lies labeled her a flirt in the eyes of London Society and who is now on the cusp of a world-changing discovery.

Has fate returned to grant Sarahjane and Felix their wishes, or terrorize them?

And also, my historical fantasy novel, Frigga’s Lost Army is free there, too,

Synopsis:

In 1943, Benjamin is just a grunt and Army cook—until he finds himself taken prisoner after the Battle of Tunisia. Transported to a POW camp in Italy, Benjamin encounters a woman bearing an uncanny resemblance to the goddess Frigga, and he wonders if he hasn’t become entangled in a battle between the natural and the supernatural—a battle for the present and the future.

Use the code SS100 at checkout to get this book for free.

 

I hope you will enjoy them!

Reign of Tarot boxed set sale #discount #kindlecountdown #Gothicromance

Hi, y’all. I hope you’ve been well. We have. I’ve been writing in Camp Wrimo and hoping to have that finished soon. What about you? Did you sign up for Camp Wrimo?

Anyway, between that, I have decided to take the  Reign of Tarot boxed set out of Kindle KU. It’ll be a few weeks before that happens, however, so for a few days (UPDATE circa 8/10/2020: IT’s NOW AVAILABLE WIDE AND THE SALE IS OVER), I’ve put it on sale. It’s even got a new cover and a new story involved. 🙂 If you’d like to check it out, it’s on Amazon.

Reign of Tarot boxed set by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic Romance, Raven Queen Publications, French revolution, fiction, paranormal romance, KindleThe Reign of Tarot set, A bundle of my three Gothic romances (with fantasy) concerning a family fleeing revolutionary France, rebuilding their life outside the troubled capital, and a supernatural debt they find they owe. Purchase on Amazon or elsewhere today!

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The series includes: Lady of the Tarot

Synopsis:

WHAT THE CARDS FORETELL MAY BE REAL, AFTER ALL

1793: Having escaped the Reign of Terror, Emilie Maigny took refuge in England, trying to come to grips with the life and loss she left behind. When her brother, Sinjon, returns, a terrifying evil swoops down upon her. Nightmares plague her now, providing strange clues … but to what?

Scottish-born Linton Morrison spent his entire life in luxury, whiling away the hours in intense study of the tarot and the cards’ hidden meanings, but until he met the lovely Emilie Maigny, he would never have guessed how important his study might be–to his life and Emilie’s survival when terrible evil strikes.

A Cypher is all Emilie needs, but what is it? Is Linton the key? He may charm her heart–and he may be her only salvation.
Keywords: French Revolution, Gothic Romance, tarot, historical romance, 18th century Europe, Reign of Terror, fantasy romance, Family Saga, scandal, suspense

Hallowe’en Promise:

The hero and heroine and family revisited–at, yes, Halloween)

And for completion’s sake, House of Cards:

Can you gamble with Fate?

A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

The new synopsis hasn’t gone live on Amazon  but the books are updated. (If you just want Lady of the Tarot, of course, it’s always available on Amazon and as an audiobook at Audible in the US here, or the UK here,  Germany, and France. It’s also available on Itunes.)

A GRIPPING YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE! by Annie Douglass Lima #freeonamazon

A GRIPPING YOUNG ADULT ADVENTURE!
 

About the Story:

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly away, how can Bensin save Ellie from a life of slavery and abuse?


What is the Collar for, and What is a Cavvarach?

The story is set in a world very much like our own, with just a few major differences. One is that slavery is legal there. Slaves must wear metal collars that lock around their neck, making their enslaved status obvious to everyone. Any slave attempting to escape faces the dilemma of how and where to illegally get their collar removed (a crime punishable by enslavement for the remover).  

Another difference is the popularity of a martial art called cavvara shil. It is fought with a cavvarach (rhymes with “have a rack”), an unsharpened weapon similar to a sword but with a steel hook protruding from partway down its top edge. Competitors can strike at each other with their feet as well as with the blades. You win in one of two ways: disarming your opponent (hooking or knocking their cavvarach out of their hands) or pinning their shoulders to the mat for five seconds.

More About the Story


Set in a world alarmingly like our own, The Collar and the Cavvarach is the story of fourteen-year-old Bensin, a slave, whose status is made obvious to everyone by the steel collar locked around his neck. A martial artist who competes to win money for his owner, Bensin fights in tournaments with a cavvarach. But his greatest battle is the struggle to protect his little sister from the horrors of legalized slavery in a world where slaves have few rights. Desperate to keep her safe, Bensin struggles to find a means – legal or otherwise – to arrange for her freedom.

(For a fun introduction to the story’s setting and its culture, including an explanation of how cavvara shil works, click here.) 


Sound Like a Book you Might Enjoy? 


Click the play button below to listen to the first 15 minutes of the story as narrated by Joseph Baltz.

Click here to go to the audiobook on Audible.
Click here to go to the audiobook on Amazon.
(Either way, try listening to the free sample to see what you think!)


Like to Read Along While You Listen? 


The Collar and the Cavvarach ebook is available for FREE from July 14-18. Grab your copy now!

 

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About the Author
 

Annie Douglass Lima considers herself fortunate to have traveled in twenty different countries and lived in four of them. A fifth-grade teacher in her “other” life, she loves reading to her students and sparking their imaginations. Her books include science fiction, fantasy, YA action and adventure novels, a puppet script, anthologies of her students’ poetry, Bible verse coloring and activity books, and a fantasy-themed cookbook. When she isn’t teaching or writing, Annie can often be found sipping spiced chai or pomegranate green tea in exotic locations, some of which exist in this world.

 
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What a pain

I hope everyone is having a great week, and a wonderful Easter. Me, I’ve been working my fingers off, and managed to trip up the stairs (yes, it’s possible, apparently!) and scraped my hand. But it’s superficial and not causing as much pain as I thought it might.

What is the pain…I can’t get into my usual blog. Why? Huh, who knows? I’ve had the stupid thing for 11 years and Blogger.com keeps throwing “confirm your profile” pages in my face.

bloggernonsense

Why the heck is this happening? I’ve dumped my cache…several times, and yet, sign in is still directing me to that page. There’s a community post about it with 800 comments. And it seems like Blogger doesn’t care. Until they do, I guess I’m back to WordPress (and I also have a Tumblr blog, if you like that site). At least there’s that, but no way to let my other blog followers know what’s going on. Feh!!