Would you rather…Read or Watch?

Today’s blog post is going to cover the topic of Book Versus Movie/Television. The reason for this debate (or rather, why I have my panties in a twist) is because I watched the new TV Series ‘Midnight, Texas’ based off the book series by Charlaine Harris.

Let me first give you some background info: I read all the Sookie Stackhouse books and watched one or two episodes of True Blood on HBO.  (I probably would have watched more, but we didn’t get HBO at the time because we’re too cheap to pay for it and now I’m too lazy to rent the series on DVD).  I have read NONE of the Midnight, Texas books.  Evidently there are three books in the series.

So I DVR’d the Midnight, Texas television show and decided I’d give it a chance. I knew I liked the author and I love shows with a paranormal element.  After the first fifteen minutes I was hooked.  The show started with a whopper of an action scene and immediately grabbed my attention.  However, my mind began to wander as the episode progressed and I felt like I was missing out on valuable information that was most likely in the book, but cut out of the television show in order to save on time.  In the end, I decided that I’d be better off just reading the books and not waiting for a whole season of shows to find out what happens.

This brings me to our topic of today…do you all agree with me? Would you rather read a story and picture it in your head as the drama unfolds…or would you rather let it play out on television or at the movie theater?  I would honestly have to say that I prefer the books in 90% of situations.

Let’s take a stroll down memory lane for some prime examples of stuff I’ve read and then watched.

Example #1   THE STAND by STEPHEN KING.  This is my favorite book in the history of books.  The man tells a narrative and sets a scene like nobody’s business.  I didn’t feel the miniseries did it justice.

Example #2 The Twilight Series.  By the time the fourth book was released, I had seen the movie and couldn’t help but picture Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as Edward and Bella.  The fact that they were both in the tabloids every five seconds kind of removed some of the excitement of the story for me.

Example #3 Fifty Shades of Grey. I suffered through all the books (yes, Anastasia, please bite your lip ONE MORE TIME) and had no real desire to see Mr. Grey make a brooding ‘I want to spank you’ face for two hours on film.  But…we had free HBO that weekend, so I DVR’d it anyway.  (Yes, I have a problem with watching TV live in real time.  I like to DVR stuff so I can fast forward.  I hate commercials and have a short attention span!)  Wow.  I ended up skipping most of the sex scenes and laughing every time Christian Grey scowled.

Example #4  Harry Potter.  This is the one exception to the rule of my preference for books over movies.  I would have to say that both of them were equally mesmerizing. While it’s true that I prefer to picture the characters in my head, and it’s always a disappointment when the actors cast in the role do not match up, I have no problem with Harry, Hermione, or Ron.  I think JK Rowling did such an amazing job with her world building and stayed true to her characters.

I guess there’s nothing quite like the feeling when you’re totally engrossed in a good book, transported to another world, and get so absorbed that you block out everything going on in real life. I can do that a lot easier when I’m reading than when I’m watching.

That’s just my opinion, but I’m interested to know what you think of the topic.  What movies did you find to be better than the books?

Til next time….

Grace

I need a MUCH stronger Deodorant…

I know, you’re staring at the subject line of this blog post and wondering what the heck I’m talking about.  Of course there’s a story behind it.  You know I’m all about the back story!  Are you ready?  Let’s dive in…

As you may or may not be aware, I’m extremely cheap and hesitant to actually spend any money promoting my books.  I’ll sign up for ANY promotional opportunity as long as it has the cost of $FREE.  That’s what led me to jump in blindly to a new opportunity.  What am I talking about?  Something called a “Live Write.”

I was talking to someone on Facebook and she said the magic phrase ‘free opportunity to get your name out there.’  I instantly said, “SIGN ME UP!” without doing a lick of research.  This is my typical method of operation in life.  So, as per usual, I might be in over my head a little bit.

A ‘Live Write’ is where two authors come together in real time and write a story.  In this case, the ‘Live Write’ is on Friday July 21 in the form of a Facebook Event.  There are six writers broken up into pairs, and each pair of writers gets one hour to do their story.  I’m still not 100 percent sure how it works, but I think the two authors take turns each writing three or four sentences and then it’s the next person’s turn and then back to the first person’s turn.  The moderator chooses a picture and the two authors have to construct a story based on that picture.  The scary part is that you have to be fast on your feet, the story has to make sense, and you can’t second guess where the plot is leading because it’s all LIVE in real time.  There’s no do-over and no advanced preparation.  You see the picture and then you’re off and running with no time to strategize.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I can be spontaneous and improvise a story.  That’s not the issue.  The thing that’s causing me to sweat through my deodorant in five seconds flat…is the fact that most authors don’t write the way that I do.  I researched one of these events AFTER I signed up for it (yeah, I should have done that the other way around) and I was in for a bit of a rude awakening.

They write stuff that sounds all flowery and descriptive like…

“The majestic sun cast down her light, beaming bright rays of warmth onto the harsh, scorched pavement.   Every desperately thirsty plant within a two mile radius ached for even the barest drop of rainwater to coat their withering leaves.  This environment was detrimental to the well-being of the inhabitants on the planet, causing deplorable living conditions for millions of unfortunate citizens.”

(Yeah, I just made all that crap up off the top of my head, but it took forever because I can’t think of descriptive words.)

While I write stuff that sounds like…

(EXCERPT from MY DIRTY VACATION…)

            Dmitry kept pacing and I started to sweat a bit more than usual.  After watching me wipe my hands on my jeans for the third time, he called me over and asked me take a little walk with him to burn off nervous energy. 

            “Violet, you and I are both in the same boat.  I can’t handle the flight without a tiny bit of help,” he confessed.  He reached into his pocket and took out a little Ziploc bag full of pills.  “I’m taking six of these fuckers to get to the point where I can get on the plane without losing my shit.  Do you want one or two of them?”

            “What are they?” I think that’s a valid question to ask before taking a mysterious pill from a bag in someone’s pocket.

            “Do you trust me?  At all?”

            “Of course I do.”  That was true.  I would put my life in Rocky’s hands, but not counting him, Dmitry was the next one in line that I trusted the most.  He had been there for me after my world exploded and he talked some sense into me.  Rocky tried to protect me from the truth, Irina threw it in my face and told me to grow a pair, but Dmitry…he actually took the time to sit down with me and explain things.  I had an enormous amount of respect for the man. 

            “Good.  Thank you.  I would never do anything to betray that trust.  Now shut up and take the damn pill.”

            Dmitry counted out six for him and one for me.  I really did not want to do this, but I did it anyway.  Hopefully I would just fall asleep on the plane and not be so nervous.

            “What was that?” I asked after it went down the hatch.

            “A very strong sedative.  If I can take a handful, then you should be fine with one.”

            “If I throw up, I’m going to kill you,” I warned.  “Throwing up is my biggest fear in life.”

            We walked back to Rocky and Sergio.  They were stretching their legs and getting ready to board the plane.  I wondered how long it would take for Dmitry’s magic pill to start working.  The answer to that question was about two minutes.

            “It smells really nice in this airport,” I muttered randomly, looking around and breathing deeply.  “Like popcorn and coffee and cheesecake.”

            “I don’t think cheesecake has a smell,” Dmitry argued.

            “Cheese has a scent and cake has a scent.  Using that logic, cheesecake has a scent,” I said.  Damn.  I was so smart.  I think this was a brain pill.

            Dmitry stuck his finger in my face and said, “Oh, really?  A fish has a smell and a vagina has a smell.  But sometimes they’re the same smell.”

            I bust out laughing and giggled, “That makes no sense, you twat!”

            “Dmitry, who are you fucking that it smells like fish down there?” Sergio asked, shaking his head in disappointment, presumably at Dmitry’s sexual partners.

            This caused me to laugh even harder.

            “I can’t feel my arms.  They’re floating,” I said, flapping my arms like a bird.

            “Son of a bitch!” Rocky snapped.  “Dmitry, what did you take and what the fuck did you give to Violet?”

            “I took a few pills and she took a tiny little quarter of a pill.  Don’t worry about it.”

            “He’s a LIAR!  He took like twenty pills and I had a WHOLE one!” I whispered really loudly.  “Shh.  We have to be quiet or they won’t let us on the plane.  I want to see the zombies and the slot machines!  Do you think they have zombies PLAYING the slot machines?”

Do you see the difference?  I was born to write humorous dialogue and NOT evocative imagery.  So I’m pretty sure I’m going to have an epic failure at this Live Write.  I feel sorry for the author that’s stuck being my partner.

Dear Author who’s drawn the short straw and forced to be my Live Write partner, I apologize in advance for messing up your story with witty dialogue, curse words, and absolutely no fancy prose.

Oh my goodness.  Am I even allowed to swear at all during this thing?  I mean when I first meet new people, I’m all about the ‘please,’ ‘thank you,’ and ‘have a lovely day.’  But after you get to know me (which takes all of ten minutes), my formality usually goes out the window and the SH*TS, A$$E$, and worse start creeping into the conversation.  Am I rude?  No.  It’s just the way I speak.  I will have to try super hard to contain myself at this event, so as not to look like I’m insane.

Also, I have a BAD habit of randomly capitalizing words in sentences.  Most normal authors use italics when they want to stress a word, but not me.  ‘Grace’ and ‘Normal’ do not go hand in hand.  I like to use ALL caps when I want to stress a word.  This is not something I do on purpose.  It’s instinct…like breathing.  When I read books where proper authors use italics, I think to myself, “So THAT’S how you’re supposed to do it!” and then I go back to using my all caps like a weirdo.

Okay.  I’m going WAY off topic.  I forgot what this blog post was even supposed to be about.  Deep breath.

1) You are ALL cordially invited to attend my very first ever Live Write event.  Here is the link to the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/112486379365044

I’m LIVE from 8-9pm USA Central Time Zone.

Please feel free to come and watch me go down in flames.  Please also know that while you’re at home being a spectator, I will ABSOLUTELY sweating through several layers of deodorant and frequently wiping my palms on my jeans and muttering, “WHY did I sign up for this?”

2) If that little snippet from My Dirty Vacation (up abovein RED) caught your eye…I’d like to mention that it’s currently on sale for the low, low price of only 99 cents or £0.99 (for my Brits!).  The sale runs from July 20 – July 27 on a Kindle Countdown Deal.  Here is the link in case you would like to take advantage of this amazing, limited time offer.   https://www.amazon.com/My-Dirty-Vacation-Comedy-Adventure-ebook/dp/B071L5359F

Amazon UK LINK

My Dirty Vacation Amazon Cover

 

I probably should have put that buy link somewhere closer to the top of the email.  I’m HORRIBLE at sales and marketing.

Anyway…as always…thank you very much for reading and have a lovely day!

Grace

 

How does your garden grow? (Summer blog post with PICTURES!)

What’s that nursery rhyme…Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?

I don’t know how Mary’s garden is doing, but mine is kind of crappy.  For those of you who don’t pay attention to my yard and what happens in it (which would be all of you, I presume), this is the second year for my garden.  Last year we planted cucumbers, green peppers, zucchini, pumpkins, carrots, and lettuce.  To say that it was a shit show would be putting it mildly.  We were swarmed with Japanese beetles, cucumber beetles, my cucumber plant broke off at the stem, the flowers fell off the pumpkins and none grew, and the zucchini turned rotten and mushy before they were fully grown.

Yes, when I said it was a disaster, I wasn’t kidding.

Fast forward to THIS year.  We’ve planted a different kind of lettuce (Last year the lettuce was bitter and tasted gross…no clue as to why), NO zucchini, and NO carrots.  How’s it going so far?  Thank you for asking!  I’ll tell you…

I have SIX green pepper plants all in individual pots.  They seem pretty decent so far.  I go out and check on them, find Japanese beetles on some of the leaves, have a screaming freak out fit probably scaring the hell out of any neighbor within ear shot, and squash the life out of those bastards.  I’ve found the most satisfying method of destruction is to take two pooper scoopers (are they called trowels?) and mash the bugs between them thus causing a delightful CRUNCH as they pass on to the next realm.  Of course it pisses me off to see the bugs ruining my leaves, yet it also makes me feel guilty after I kill them.  If someone squished my ass just because I was doing nothing more than innocently chewing on my food, I would have a bit of an attitude.  So…bug death is satisfying yet guilt-inducing.  Yes, I have issues.  Here is a picture of my green pepper plant….

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Moving right along…the rest of the garden is not doing as well as the green peppers.  We have cantaloupe, cucumbers, and pumpkins planted in a large raised garden.  The cucumber babies are yellow.  They are not supposed to be yellow.  See example of dying tiny cucumber… (FYI, when I was loading the pictures from my camera to the computer, I labeled this one as ‘CUCUMBER DEATH PIC’

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Not all of them are dead, because I do have this oddly shaped curvy fellow:

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So, folks, there you have it.  Should the zombie apocalypse occur and I’m forced to hunker down and shelter in place, I will be going without fresh fruits and vegetables.  If I get absolutely desperate, I’ll have to eat the flowers growing around my house.

Yes, those are actually doing quite well.  Want pics?  Of course you do!

Here is a pretty pink flower that looks like a firework.  My husband wants to pull them out every year because he thinks they’re weeds, even though they grow IN THE SAME POT every single season.

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I also have these orange ones…

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These white ones…

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And these pretty roses:

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So there you have it…that’s the story of my green thumb (or lack thereof).

In case you’re wondering why the contemporary romantic comedy erotica author is writing a gardening blog post…it’s been a slow few weeks and I have no other gossip for you today.

Have a lovely week and thanks for reading!

Grace

P.S. Please, please, PLEASE do not ask me the names of the flowers.  I think the orange ones are Asian Lilies, but I have NO clue as to the white or pink ones.  Which is why I call them ‘white’ and ‘pink’ ones.

Time to fill your kindle for FREE!

That’s right, you read that correctly…tons of free books for you!   Okay, literally not TONS, but quite a few.  I think there are three books on the following list that are priced at 99 cents and seventy that are absolutely FREE!  What’s the special occasion?  It’s July, which means summer is in FULL swing.  You can’t go out during the day without breaking a sweat, and you can’t go out at night without a swarm of mosquitos sucking your blood worse than a hungry vampire attacking an innocent village girl.

Since the outside world is too dangerous, what’s a person to do?  Easy…stay in and read!

But sometimes it’s expensive to buy books, and all the stories you’re desperate to read can be a real drain to the old wallet.  What’s a person to do?  Easy…click on one of the SEVERAL links below to download a FREE story to entertain you.

Did I grab your attention with my awesomely captivating intro?  Wonderful.

Let me tell you all the details…I’m part of a newsletter swap program called BOOK BOAST and also part of a MAJOR promotion organized by D.E. Chapman with SEVENTY free science fiction and fantasy stories.  Since these two promotions are going on at the same time, I’m combining my newsletter to feature all kinds of AWESOME stuff.

Without further ado, let us begin, shall we?  There is a LOT of ground to cover, so sit back, relax, and let me give you the grand tour… we’ll go at it in TWO sections, okay?

Let me also say that I have read NONE of the stories that I’m about to thrust upon you.  We’ll explore them together!  Don’t worry, we can hold hands if it gets scary.

PART ONE OF THE NEWSLETTER -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

Let’s start with the Book Boast specials.  There are only SIX of them, so this should go fast.  Just a reminder…. the Book Boast website is a giant author swap where other authors put me in their newsletter and I put them in mine.  I chose six books for your reading enjoyment.  THE FIRST THREE are Ninety Nine Cents…. The last three are FREE…

–Book One:  Stryker’s Desire (Dragons of Sin City Book One)  $0.99  (WARNING…THIS ONE ISN’T FREE BUT IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD)

The sight of her curves makes my mouth water. The fire deep inside me threatens to rage out of control. But every time I try to claim what’s mine, she slips away.
As one of the wealthiest casino owners in Vegas, there’s no doubt I could have any woman wrapped around my finger in a heartbeat. Until I met Ava Winter.
There’s something haunting behind those enchanting eyes that I just can’t read–and this mysterious beauty won’t let me.
As much as she pushes me away, I can’t resist her. But I know I shouldn’t allow myself to give in to the fiery temptation. Not if I want to keep her safe from the other dragons in Sin City.
Or myself…

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07179826S

— Book Two:  Backseat with the Billionaire $0.99  (WARNING…ALSO NOT FREE BUT IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD)   It is the debut novel by Lilah May and it involves an MMA fighter.  It’s a full length, stand alone, HEA, no cheating, Dark Contemporary Sports Billionaire Romance novel.

https://www.bookboast.com/link/3214/30593

–Book THREE:  Mann Cakes by Mysti Parker  $0.99  (WARNING…ALSO NOT FREE)

Twin brothers and Air Force vets, Tanner and Garrett Mann, return from deployment to find their thriving business burned to the ground. They move back to their hometown of Beach Pointe, buy an old diner and call it Mann Cakes. That means competing with Paige & Morgan Baxter- gorgeous, curvy, and owners of Two Sisters cupcakes. But how much are they willing to risk to win a cupcake war?

https://www.bookboast.com/link/2619/35194

–Book FOUR:  Lovers and Liars by Liz Meldon   (Absolutely FREE) This looks super good!

Stuck in the modern world with no godly company, Aphrodite is bored—and horribly lonely. Thankfully, things start to look up again when she runs into Loki at a martini bar in Manhattan. The Sly One, however, is busy with a murderous maenad, and Aphrodite must decide if she will fall in line behind the dastardly god, or slip back into obscurity as a romance columnist.

https://www.bookboast.com/link/3437/34851

–Book Five:  Untamed by Alisha Costanzo  (ABSOLUTELY FREE)

Ari’s met the most mesmerizing hunk in existence. It only took her best friend getting turned into a vampire and the queen’s deranged sidekick kidnapping Ari as leverage to find him.

This is a sweet romantic short that runs alongside the Broken World’s main series.

https://www.bookboast.com/link/3490/32642

–Book SIX:  Boardroom, Bedroom by Gemma Snow (FREE!)

All Geneva Sterling wants is for Trenton and Sons Investment to sign the contract that could make her career. She’s been after them for nearly a year, and would have been successful too – if it weren’t for Dylan freaking Trenton. He’s hell bent on sinking this deal, and he’ll stop at nothing to get her to back off. But Geneva’s not going down without a fight, even if her opponent in this boardroom boxing match makes her hotter than anyone else ever has.  Dylan Trenton just wants to get his mind off work, and the powerful, infuriating and oh-so-beautiful Geneva Sterling. So when an associate takes him to Club Underground to check out his most recent investment, Dylan decides to go with the flow. After all, there’s a goddess in a slinky silver dress just calling his name. But when he finds out exactly who he’s dancing – and more – with, Dylan learns that hate and desire run a close parallel, and tonight he might just step over the line.

https://www.bookboast.com/link/2715/36153

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Part Two….D.E. Chapman’s awesome fantasy/sci fi promotion.

Are you still with me, dear reader?  Excellent!  I’m quite excited for this next part of the newsletter.  I signed up to be included in D.E. Chapman’s giant group promotion to feature FREE fantasy and sci fi stories.  ALL of these are FREE!  Now there was no neat little list of books to copy and paste for this…I believe we’re all supposed to share the link to D.E. Chapman’s website and you can scroll down and click as you please.  But where’s the fun in that?  The way I see it… we have two choices…

Choice #1…you can go to her website, download whatever books catch your eye, and we can call it a day and be done.  Here’s the website…

https://dechapmanauthor.wordpress.com/giveaways/

Choice #2…this choice is my preferred option.  Let’s make this interesting, shall we?  This is going to take a boatload of time, but I have nothing better to do at the moment.  I’m going to copy and paste every single one of the links to these babies and I’m going to give them my OWN one sentence blurb.  Because…why not?   Let’s explore together!  I can already tell I’m getting in over my head and I’m going to wish I never started this by about halfway in…but…I’m a glutton for punishment!  Let’s go!

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/PcH0k   Fractured Past

ooh…girl undergoes experiments and sets out for revenge!

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/427W3 Veona

political storm, dark magic, unborn child

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/HKpYy  Soot Angel

arson investigator, death must be avenged

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/mWouZ Alaskan’s Blood

swords and truth, girl with pretty eyes on the cover

https://instafreebie.com/free/uuPMJ Firebird Alex

girl who bursts into flames when she gets angry?  Ooh!

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/yznML Quick Escape

three tales including one called Fairy Flu.  I like that name!

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/wGPpP Burning Fate

girl torn between love and country.  Drama!

https://instafreebie.com/free/ft6BN Song Walker

your thoughts are not your own in the new world…

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/0Ldsv Fearless

the monster under the bed is real and the girl on the cover is HOT

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/QKnvN Assassins Tool

Assassin has to race against time to solve a murder

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/vOPUQ Blood and Shadow

band of magical heroes must stop evil

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/ZkpRm Witchling Apprentice

girl joins coven to get freedom

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/6IqAU Society of Imaginary Friends

powerful girl goes to distant planet to find magic

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/xrHVi Shadow Sight

demon walks into girl’s office with a job she can’t refuse

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/00w03 Savages

warrior must avenge her village

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/4GoT5  Enforcer

demon fighter

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/v0Vqy Dream Snatcher

girl gets revenge after wizard kills her mother

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/fJKEC An Ominous Book

elfs and humans

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/tJg9g The Arrival

21st century women get sucked to distant land

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/ACXHY Soul Breaker

detective who kills monsters

https://instafreebie.com/free/VcCg0 Dragon Slayer’s Sword

girl trained to kill dragons until she meets one

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/NycmI Caves of Ice, Caverns of Fire

a prince fights hell’s army

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/LOgbe Five Warriors

five warriors have magical weapons

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/y8n7N Thief’s blade

the captive has escaped and he wants revenge

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/zWza4 Cinderscars Project

government marks your skin if you break a rule.

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/fHlHc Lizzie’s first bearer

succubus falls in love with a sorcerer…ooh…romance!!!!!

https://instafreebie.com/free/3Y3I6 Thieves and Wizards

thief steals the assassin’s dagger

https://instafreebie.com/free/3WZ1v Fabled

win the tournament and become a hunter

https://instafreebie.com/free/O0vE1 Three Book Sampler

three stories of steampunk

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/3lcEm Super Starella

I can’t change the blurb to something shorter because it sounds fucking AWESOME…  so I’ll just copy/paste…  Feisty supergirl, quirky flying horse, and hunky hero tackle alien killers in fun adventure and romance.  I can’t lie, I one-clicked the hell out of that.  I mean.. FEISTY, QUIRKY, and HUNKY?   All in the same sentence?  Not to mention Fun, Adventure, and Romance?  Might as well have a giant neon sign that says “GRACE…THIS BOOK WAS WRITTEN FOR YOU!”  I love all that stuff.

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/7EMpg The General’s legacy

prince inherits a kingdom

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/WtdE1 Edgehill

woman must save world from evil kingdom

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/kSkDW Beast of London

adventure romance mystery with paranormal twist!

https://instafreebie.com/free/jmUEE Persistence of Vision

world where the population has a collective mind and people are hunted

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/tiFed Awakened

girl with supernatural abilities discovers her past

https://instafreebie.com/free/Uwzfd reading the dead

LA cop who sees ghosts partners with a teen poltergeist.  This does sound good, but it doesn’t have zombies.

———Intermission———

How many books has that been?  Are we halfway done?  Why have none of these stories included a zombie?  Lemme count.  We’ve covered 36 books.  That means we have… 36 left.  We’re halfway there!  We can’t give up now!  On a side note…the D E Chapman list was divided into two parts:  the second part is a STEAMY SECTION.  I’m kind of excited to get to that part, but there are only SEVEN books in there and one of them is mine!

Okay…break’s over.   Let’s get back to business!

——————End of Intermission——————–

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/z1x4W Magpie and Jynx

half shifter and her siren partner take down the yakuza trafficking ring

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/kpCbZ Crystal Spears

human hunter and a warlock

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/LxVfV Abuse of Power

follow your heart or follow the law

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/WA9OZ Beneath the Water

fairy tales exist but sometimes the creatures are monsters…

https://instafreebie.com/free/lJY0t Goddess Awakening

epic fantasy saga

https://instafreebie.com/free/sOQKr Reading the Dead Book 2

another installment in the cop/ghost teen series…still no zombies though

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/TFdwm Broken Wizards

fantasy steampunk wizard battle

https://instafreebie.com/free/YiMNe Gale’s gift

save your friend’s life and seek justice

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/0vkym When the guns were turned on us

world war 3 turns into Orwellian state

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/t0Ets Sin Eater

girl with unusual skills makes a living in today’s world

https://instafreebie.com/free/tRgRH First Changeling

kids turn into animals and must communicate with their parents

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/X8kkf Narada’s children

mystical narrative connecting ancient land with the present time

https://instafreebie.com/free/R8E7G curse Breaker

evil gateway is opened

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/NUvte  From behind the comics

stories like twilight zone-ish

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/FhbRv binding Curse

girl confronts malevolent power

https://instafreebie.com/free/MrM27 Necromancer’s apprentice

men, angels and demons

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/ppbPg Hatchling

in a game inspired world, girl fights to save the earth

https://instafreebie.com/free/6zAYl The Drogue

young adult urban fantasy

https://instafreebie.com/free/j751Z Torc of Moonlight

a jeweled sword is found

https://instafreebie.com/free/YXy1D Street Fox

boy learns heroes still exist

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/pSKIT Gloam

girl wakes up with witchcraft

https://instafreebie.com/free/XYL1X Teeth

man wakes up a vampire

https://instafreebie.com/free/Xl50S Return to Alice

alice in wonderland is all grown up and goes through the looking glass again…

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/6Znww  Tower of Ayia

soldier freedom fighter tries to find peace

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/FVkaY New Orleans Magic

vampire tries to use a death spell on a woman and her sisters

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/crOAE The Immortals

demons refuse to play by the rules

https://instafreebie.com/free/vWcoM The First Ball

what if Cinderella didn’t meet the prince at the ball?  The cover is HOT on this one!

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/iFwc3 Fairy Eyeglasses

girl finds glasses that allow her to see mystical creatures…

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/cfx75 Empowered Agent

the world is combined with heroes and villains…but what if you’re both? Strong female hero

——–Okay….now we’re at the STEAMY section…this is my favorite place……

https://instafreebie.com/free/lFQoA  Unicornia by GRACE RISATA!!!!  Woot Woot

Am I supposed to condense my book into a one sentence blurb too?  Okay.  That’s only fair, right?

Jerky guy meets unicorn alien and they breed like crazy.

The actual description listed on the website promo says, “After a rough week at work, Michael Willows goes out in search of a quick hook-up at his local bar. What he encounters there, is anything but ordinary. -This story involves foul language, graphic sexual content including a CONSENSUAL mating ritual between a male and female, a main character who’s a total jerk, humor, and a few plot twists and turns along the way.-

I think mine is the only steamy book with a foul language/graphic sexual content warning.  I wonder if that might make people shy away from it?  Or maybe it will make them want to read it more?  I’m not sure.  We’ll find out!  (Instafreebie lets you track the number of people who download your book…so time will tell if it’s a hit or a miss with the sci fi promo)

Moving right along…

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/BDeEr Diner Delight

a lonely waitress encounters a stranger and their brief encounter leads to a steamy affair.  Hell yeah!  Sign me up for THAT!  I totally one clicked the shit out of that.

https://instafreebie.com/free/z0Ybo Pregnant by the Dragon Shifter

I think the title says it all, right?

https://instafreebie.com/free/Vg5l0 Pendragon’s Obsession

sensuous king awakens a woman’s lust

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/74EB9 Rival Love

a werebear is slain and his wife runs away with the man who killed him.  Wait, what?  Okay.  I hope the werebear was a jackass, otherwise the lady should NOT be running away with the man who killed her husband.  Fuck.  I’m probably not supposed to offer my opinion because I haven’t read the book.

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/KZh5G the Awakening

girl hilariously discovers the mixed breed guardians that police the universe.

https://www.instafreebie.com/free/WxHXJ Life Renovated

girl meets hunky handyman.  I’m not sure how that’s sci fi?  Guess you have to download it and find out?

—————————–The End——————

Wow…my hand is super tired from copying and pasting.  Did you all have fun?  I, for one, am very excited to check out the books I one-clicked.

Thank you for joining me on our trip through free-book-land.

Til we meet again… probably sometime next week… I’m going to a family reunion next weekend that might lead to some interesting stories of drama and adventure.  Finger’s crossed!

As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful evening!!!!

Grace