What Are You Thankful For? Windemere Edition!

Well, I was asked to make a post where my various characters say what they’re thankful for.  Let’s get right into it!  Also feel free to ask for anyone I forgot in the comments.

Yahoo Image Search

Yahoo Image Search

Luke Callindor-  Patient friends and healing potions.

Nyx- A big family and my magic.

Fizzle-  Apples and healthy teeth.

Sari- Having a new clan of friends.  Bet people thought I’d say something like money, so neener neener.

Timoran Wrath-  To have met such loyal and kind friends during my travels.  Is this supposed to be more materialistic?

Delvin Cunningham- I don’t know. Feels like everyone would say family.  I’ll be a jerk and go with . . . I’m really the wrong one to do this.

Sari again-  I’m thankful for easy marks and pretty dresses.  There we go.

Dariana- Being awake and having friends.

Kira Grasdon- Luke and all of my friends after what happened in Bor’daruk.  (CHECK OUT LEGENDS OF WINDEMERE: SLEEPER OF THE WILDWOOD FUGUE!)  Why do I get the promo?

Trinity-  That my people are alive to see another day.

Yola Biggs-  I’m thankful for having knees because they help me bend my legs and walk.

The Lich-  The blessing and trust of my master.

Baron Kernaghan-  Such an odd tradition.  Perhaps I’m thankful for the hard work of my agents?

Stephen Kernaghan-  For *removed due to graphic nature*

Merchant of Nevra Coil–  For business being good and my new experiments showing promise.

Ichabod Brooks–  My family.  That’s all I need to be happy.

Cassidy- Wait. I’m not from this world.  Is this right?

Lloyd Tenay- Just go with it and say hi.  I’m thankful for knives, graphic t-shirts, being out of prison, my winning smile, and to all those bad guys that failed to kill me.  I couldn’t have won without your ineptness and being made of squishy flesh.  Now where’s a turkey to carve?  I mean a real turkey and not an odd hint at killing somebody . . . Seriously, people, I’m hungry.

Happy Thanksgiving from Windemere & Bedlam!

Posted in Legends of Windemere | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Author Beth Warstadt’s tells about Megan’s Christmas Knight

Originally posted on Gwen Bristol:

Megan's Christmas Knight, by Beth WarstadtMegan’s Christmas Knight, by Beth Warstadt

Beth Warstadt is the author of Megan’s Christmas Knight, which was released about a week ago. I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while now, and I’m glad to finally get the chance to spotlight such a fun and inspiring person.

Readers can find out more about Beth Warstadt and her writing journey here on her web site. You can also find her books on Beth Warstadt’s Amazon page.

Beth was also kind enough to answer some questions for me to share. For your enjoyment, here it is!

Tell us about your new book, including where readers can find it for sale.

Megan’s Christmas Knight is a romantic Christmas fantasy. Megan is a woman running away from her life because of something terrible she has done. She is rescued by a mysterious stranger, Nick, who sends her on a quest…

View original 947 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christmas Grotto – Pieces of Home: A Hometown Harbor Novel (Hometown Harbor Series Book 4) by Tammy L. Grace.

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

Christmas Grotto

Today the featured books are by Tammy L. Grace and in particular the fourth in her successful Hometown Harbor series. Pieces of Home was released in October and is already receiving some excellent reviews.


About the book

Ellie hasn’t seen or spoken to her parents in twenty years—since she came to live on the island with her aunt and uncle. Ellie’s all grown up now and runs the popular family bakery, Sweet Treats.

An unforeseen plea for help forces Ellie to reveal a secret she’s kept hidden from even her closest friends. Her innate kindness and desire to help propel her on a turbulent journey. The pieces of her past she’s worked so hard to escape resurface and bring her face to face with heartache. In the midst of unearthing her long buried pain, she faces challenges that threaten her livelihood and those she holds most dear.

When newcomer Blake…

View original 511 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My #Thanksgiving Gift to You: #FREE Short Story #ASMSG #IARTG #BlackFriday

Originally posted on POTL: All Things Books, Reading and Publishing:

Thirsty for Water A Short Story


Juliet can’t wait to graduate from high school and finally move on with her life. Five more days and she’s free. She gazes out the window while her history teacher, Mrs. Johnson, drones on about war, famine and lack of water in Africa.

A gong rings, startling Juliet out of her daydream. She looks around to see if it was one of her classmates pulling a prank when a little boy carrying a spear appears. Is he a ghost or something more? He pleads for her help and before she can argue, she is transported to a small village in Africa. History comes alive like never before and Juliet must decide how she can help Noko and his village before it’s too late.

Thirsty for Water: A Short Story tells the story of Africa and the need for water in an approachable way for children of all ages. A…

View original 228 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NOW AVAILABLE! A Little Elfy in Big Trouble by Barb Caffrey



Young Bruno the Elfy and Sarah, his mostly-human teenage girlfriend, are in deep trouble. Bruno’s Elfy mentor Roberto the Wise is about to be sacrificed by a Dark Elf, and Sarah’s parents have decided to help the Elf rather than the Elfy. Things look bleak and are getting worse by the minute, but Bruno and Sarah have a number of allies — human, Elfy, and ghosts — that the Dark Elf can’t possibly expect. Can young love, desperation, and great unexpected power win out despite it all?

Short Excerpt:

Bruno took Sarah’s hand and led her back outside. He looked with his mage senses, and felt nothing; no Elfy magic, no Human magic, and as far as he could tell, no Elf magic, Dark or Bright.

He put up a light shield that should help conceal their voices, and decided it was safe enough to talk for a bit.

“Tomorrow is Baaltinne, Sarah.” Bruno rubbed his fingers through his hair and tried not to look too hard at Sarah. Goddess, she was beautiful. But he had to stay on topic. “That’s your May Day. Tomorrow.” He shook his head and tried not to frown. “How can we get everything together in time to stop Dennis the Dark Elf?”

“I have faith in you,” she said. Her eyes darkened. Bruno felt as if he were falling, before she gently brushed her lips against his.

Links (Including Sample Chapters):

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018B4699W

OmniLit: https://www.omnilit.com/product-alittleelfyinbigtrouble-1935228-234.html

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-little-elfy-in-big-trouble-barb-caffrey/1123003283?ean=2940157950910

Sample chapters: http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com/ElfyinBigTrouble_ch1.html

Barb Caffrey

Barb Caffrey

Author Biography:

Barb Caffrey is a writer, editor, musician, and composer. She holds two degrees and is an inveterate and omnivorous reader. Her short fiction is available in Bedlam’s Edge, How Beer Saved the World, First Contact Café, Stars of Darkover, Gifts of Darkover, and the forthcoming Realms of Darkover, while her poetry has been published in the Due North anthology, Joyful Online, Written Word online magazine and the Midwest Literary Review.  You can find Barb at Elfyverse.



Social Media Links!

Blog: Elfyverse

Google +




Check back throughout the day to see blurbs of Barb & Michael’s Collection of Works.

Posted in Guest Blogging, Spotlight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Teaser Tuesday: Whipping It with Cassidy & Lloyd

Decided to take part of a fight from Crossing Bedlam and share.  It’s lengthy, but I couldn’t resist putting a lot of the jokes in here.  Mostly Lloyd at the end and the announcer.  Now for the appropriate music:

Continue reading

Posted in Teaser Tuesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Christmas Grotto and my review for Living in the Shadows by Judith Barrow

Originally posted on Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life:

Christmas Grotto

I read Judith Barrow’s three books so far in a series about families living through and during the aftermath of World War Two over the summer. I reviewed the first book and now want to look at the series so far in anticipation of book four and the continuation of this fascinating story.


The last to be released in the series, Living in the Shadows, is set in 1969 and is the story of the next generation of the Howarth and Schormann families. It is a time of Mods and Rockers, the Beatles, flower-power and free love. But for Linda Howarth, Ellen and Ted’s daughter, and Richard Schormann, Mary and Peter’s son, the shadows from the past return to haunt them.

Mary Schormann is living quietly in Wales with her ex-POW husband, Peter, and her teenage twins, Richard and Victoria. Her niece, Linda Booth, is a nurse – following…

View original 1,222 more words

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment