Julie Elizabeth Powell's Blog

October 15, 2019

Christmas Treasures

Something new for you - a box set of stories for the season of Christmas.

Through time and space, Christmas remains a holiday filled with the spirit of giving, good cheer and love.

Available now for only 99p /99c!

description

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/47ELeR

Authors and story titles:

Angela Gray - An Unexpected Christmas
Award Winning Author C. Forrest Lundin - Christmas Changes
E.M. Denning - Snow Angel
Award Winning Author Holly Barbo - A Magic Yule
Jess Mountifield - Santa’s Little Space Pirate
Maxine Murphy - The Best Christmas He’ll Never Remember
Best Selling Author Julie Elizabeth Powell - Yule Spirits
Marc Sanderson - Christmas Eve
S.P. West - Kickstart My Heart
Sean Gallatin – Best Selling, Award Winning Author Cherime MacFarlane - The Perfect Present
Suzy Stewart Dubot - The Christmas Ball

I'm sure there's something for everyone.

Thank you.
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on October 15, 2019 01:10

September 30, 2019

Mind Games for FREE!

Here's a collection of stories you may like to read and all for FREE!

It's called Mind Games - here are the authors...

Oak Anderson
Jaleta Clegg
Charles Colyott
Ben Ditmars
Ellie Eich
Helle Gade
Maria Haskins
Darcia Helle
Jen Hilborne
Jason McIntyre
Patrick H. Moore
John Nardizzi
Julie Elizabeth Powell
Charles Salzberg
Maria Savva
Joe Schwartz


description

Cover design by Jason McIntyre (great job).

Each story is contemporary fiction. My contribution is called #666, um make of that what you will.

Link:

https://dl.bookfunnel.com/orlt6sbm6n

It's easy and free - you don't have to provide email addresses or sign up for a newsletter.

Just click and receive.

The formats offered are Mobi (Kindle), ePub, and PDF

I hope you enjoy them - maybe you'll even post a review on Goodreads and your blog? Ooh, wouldn't that be wonderful :)


Thank you.
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on September 30, 2019 03:38

July 2, 2019

The King of Malorn by Annie Douglass Lima

Another great story from the Annals of Alasia!


description


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4...


I was given an ARC of The King of Malorn (The Annals of Alasia #5) and because I'd read the others in the series, I knew I would enjoy it - of course, I did.

The story is a YA fantasy adventure with plenty of action and twists and turns. The characters are well-developed; the greatest change being Kalendria...spoilt princess to - well, you'll have to read it to find out.

There is a wonderful sense of place and I was once again immersed in this incredible world.

The two kings are different yet similar in many ways, each with honour to do the right thing. Erik, the bodyguard is complex and I cannot help feeling sympathy for him, although his sense of honour is in-built.

The villains are just perfect for the story and it was entertaining to watch as events unfolded.

Overall, this is an excellent fantasy, with lessons to learn and principles to understand.

I loved it and highly recommend the whole series.

***

description

I'm sure you'd love the whole series as well as her other fantasy reads. Here's Annie's Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Have a look on Amazon, too: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07...
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on July 02, 2019 02:12 Tags: annals-of-alasia, annie-douglass-lima, fantasy, ya

March 20, 2019

Changing Angels

My new novel, Changing Angels has been on the back burner for quite some time now. I'd thought of the idea at least two years ago and even started writing it, however, after a few chapters, other things came up - especially in dreams - and I had to write those first.

Nevertheless, the characters continued to nag me and so Changing Angels has finally been written.

The idea for it was sparked by truth and although I allowed imagination to take over (not withstanding the decisions made by the characters), so it turned into a mixed genre - romance, drama, crime thriller and, of course, some fantasy... not many stories of mine are without that.

So then, Changing Angels is here and I hope you'll like it.

Universal Link: mybook.to/changingangels

Paperback Link: https://goo.gl/37LVbo

description

I enjoyed designing the cover - hope you like that, too.

Blurb:

Jake’s life is not an easy one; he knew he was lucky to be alive. Faith had always been afraid of monsters, but her father’s words vanquished them with words of love and angels.

Their lives were separate and vastly different and yet something was pulling them closer together.

Then tragedy struck and Faith’s life took a massive swerve. While Jake pondered on what would happen next in his troubled existence.

This story is rooted in truth, although, through dramatic licence, takes a leap into the unknown.

This is a mixed genre tale: romance, drama, crime thriller, with a touch of fantasy.

Warning: contains some strong language and violent scenes.


***

And...it's only 99p! Bit of marketing there. Well, you know I'm no good at that side of things.

Oh, yes, if you spot any gremlins (those embarrassing typos) I'm sorry and please let me know. I do my very best to be professional, but I do everything myself, and sometimes, my brain can slide over those little horrors and miss them.

Thanks so much for your support.
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on March 20, 2019 07:17 Tags: changing-angels, crime-thriller, drama, fantasy, romance

January 3, 2019

Legendary

A new fantasy box set of fantasy /sci-fi stories is here for you from Paper Gold Publishing, called, Legendary.

As Legends and Legacy are best sellers on the Amazon market and elsewhere, it was thought a good idea to produced another epic set of stories for your pleasure.

Legendary includes my story Lost Shadows, as well as thirteen other authors.

Universal link:

http://mybook.to/Legendary

description

Please see Amazon page for further details.

I feel sure you will enjoy the set as much as the previous offerings.

Thanks for your time.
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 03, 2019 05:20 Tags: boxset, fantasy, legacy, legends, lengendary, science-fiction

The Avalon Trilogy - audiobooks

Happy New Year!

Let's hope 2019 is good for us all.

On the 1st January, Secrets Of The Ice became available as an audiobook - it's #3 of The Avalon Trilogy.

So then, I am offering promo codes for Secrets Of The Ice as well as for #1 (The Star Realm) and #2 (Invasion), in case you'd like to listen to the whole epic fantasy adventure.

description

The adventure is filled with magic, enchantment, danger, fun and the unexpected. I think my imagination went into overdrive, but it was thrilling to write.

I had to break the story into three parts because it became so big.

If you would like to listen for free, this is what you would do after I give you the code:

UK

1. Go to my book's page on Audible.co.uk: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/B07MH3J5T3
2. Add the audiobook to your cart.
3. If you are prompted to sign in, please create a new Audible.co.uk account or log in.
4. Go to https://www.audible.co.uk/at/redeem. Enter the promo code and click "Redeem" to receive a credit for the title in your cart.
5. Head back to your cart. Make sure the button that says "1 Credit" is selected and that your subtotal reads £0.00.
6. You may proceed through the checkout by clicking “Proceed to Checkout” and “Complete purchase” on the subsequent page.

USA

1. Go to my book's page on Audible.com: https://www.audible.com/pd/B07MDHSP49
2. Add the audiobook to your cart.
3. If you are prompted to sign in, please create a new Audible.com account or log in.
4. Go to https://www.audible.com/at/redeem. Enter the promo code and click "Redeem" to receive a credit for the title in your cart.
5. Head back to your cart. Make sure the button that says "1 Credit" is selected and that your subtotal reads $0.00 dollars.
6. You may proceed through the checkout by clicking “Proceed to Checkout” and “Complete purchase” on the subsequent page.

...

Incidentally, The Star Realm (Kindle edition) is now FREE from Amazon, whilst Invasion and Secrets Of The Ice are only 99p each.

myBook.to/thestarrealm

description

myBook.to/Invasion2

description

myBook.to/secretsoftheice

description

Just to add that The Avalon Trilogy is available as an omnibus edition (Kindle) for only £1.49

myBook.to/AvalonTrilogy

description
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on January 03, 2019 05:04 Tags: avalon-trilogy, epic, fantasy, invasion, secrets-of-the-ice, the-star-realm

December 4, 2018

Timeless Christmas

Hello, are you ready for Christmas? Are you wondering what to give as a present or looking for something to immerse you into the Christmas spirit?

How about...?

mybook.to/TimelessChristmas

description


Blurb:

What would you like for Christmas? For those who can’t decide, how about a set of stories to immerse you in the spirit of the season?

Timeless Christmas is a box set of stories through the eyes of nine authors, who will transport you into worlds of the past, present and future.

Enchant your mind, body and soul and let your Christmas spirit soar.

Authors:
Maxine Murphy
Angela Gray
Regina Morris
C. Forrest Lundin
Suzy Stewart Dubot
Cherime MacFarlane
Julie Elizabeth Powell
Holly Barbo
Ella Medler

Great stories, great talent - available for pre-order now at a great price 99p /99c

description
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on December 04, 2018 02:29 Tags: christmas, future, paper-gold-publishing, past, present, spirit, timeless

November 6, 2018

Weird is here again...!

Phew, well, Henry Ian Darling has been nagging me for ages to finish missive five of the Weird series, but life has taken some downward turns and thrown me all over the place - however, it's finally here!

description

Henry's also been thrown for a loop - after visiting demon land, he thought he was on his way home...nuh huh, he's now in the Realms of the Fae.

Blurb:
Henry Ian Darling wakes in a cave with a sore head and confusion. Flix, a dwarf-like figure tells him he’s in EverVale, the Realms of the Fae, a map of which implants itself into Henry’s head – though he can only guess what it could all mean?

Was Flix the one to snatch him from the place of demons, and if so, why? What had happened to Clara; Albert, too?

Henry learns of a prophecy that further confuses his overwhelmed senses, but knows he’s in for a puzzling adventure, one which thrusts him into unknown locations, where he must find two further artefacts to fulfil his destiny...but that wouldn’t be the end of it, for sure!

What it’s really all about, Henry can only guess until the clues unfold and perhaps reveal the portent of mystery.

Follow Henry’s quest into the world of weird, but beware you don’t fall in.

***

I know it's a paranormal series but how can I help where the story takes me? Writers only have a certain amount of control - I'm sure most know that the characters take over and surprise us all the time.

Here are the links, if you're interested:

KINDLE: mybook.to/weird5


LULU - http://www.lulu.com/shop/julie-elizab... (£4.25) Yes, I know, but it's the best I can do.

Usually, these missives are supposed to be short, and yet, the last two (four and five) have grown far bigger. I think it's the fantasy element that has caught my interest.

I was thinking about how the series will develop and I'm sure it'll wend its way back to more paranormal, although, I do like to mix genres. To me, fantasy, science-fiction and paranormal are similar, horror, too, in some ways. It's all about the imagination in my opinion.

Anyway, here are the other four missives:

description

Missives 1, 2, 3, 4 - http://mybook.to/Weird http://myBook.to/Weird2 http://myBook.to/Weird3 http://myBook.to/Weird4

#1 is FREE!

***

That's it for now. I hope you enjoy the Weird series.

Reviews welcome.

And please remember that independent authors rely on the kindness of strangers.

description
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on November 06, 2018 06:50 Tags: fae, fantasy, henry-ian-darling, paranormal, weird

September 1, 2018

Invasion!

Hello, everyone - I thought you may like to know that Invasion, #2 of The Avalon Trilogy is now an audiobook, narrated by Arden Black...and what a wonderful job she's done.

Here's are the links:

UK - https://goo.gl/7X6jTA

USA - https://goo.gl/AACBkn

Audible - UK - https://goo.gl/xsw4LF

Audible - USA - https://goo.gl/mZG1hu

Samples there, too.

description

But it gets better as I have promo codes for the UK and USA, so you can listen for FREE!

So, if you're interested, please just ask.

Blurb:
The children are once again called by the Time Keeper of Avalon and find themselves within the Orb of Caprice, this time joined by Daisy, Billy's unsuspecting grandmother. Together, they must find the Key of Light if all their worlds are to be saved before DarkStar gains control.

The corrupted land of the Dark Reaches is full of mysterious and forbidding creatures, testing friendships and resolve as they battle through this fragmented world in an effort to complete their quest.

Faced with these dangers, they have the added worry about what may have happened to Kimeranet, who has disappeared without a trace.

As the puzzle unravels, not least about Kimeranet's past, a further mystery develops, as the travellers discover part of the Legend of the Kraal, and meet Kaarvok...but should they trust him? And can they remain united as they struggle through this newly found world?

Follow this next adventure and see if they can again successfully fight to save their friend and home.

The Kindle edition of Invasion is only 99p /99c if you fancy reading it, too:

Universal Link: Invasion: myBook.to/Invasion2

description

Of course, it's part of a trilogy - The Star Realm #1 (The Star Realm: myBook.to/StarRealm) and Secrets Of The Ice #3 (Secrets Of The Ice: myBook.to/secretsoftheice) The latter is now in the process of becoming an audiobook, too.

The Star Realm is also an audiobook by a different narrator (Nano Nagle) if you'd like to listen to that, too (https://goo.gl/jp2EnB) which is also FREE as a Kindle edition (The Star Realm: myBook.to/StarRealm)

All books are in paperback, available at Lulu.

description

description

description


This is what you do with the promo code for the audiobook, Invasion -

Audible - UK - https://goo.gl/xsw4LF

Redemption link - https://www.audible.co.uk/promo/redem...

Add the audiobook to your cart.
3. If you are prompted to sign in, please create a new Audible.com account or log in.
4. At the bottom of the page, click "Redeem a Promo Code." Enter the promo code and click "Redeem" to receive a credit for the title in your cart.
Head back to your cart. After you select “1 Credit” and click “Update” to modify your shopping cart, the price for the audiobook will change to £0.00.
6. You may proceed through the checkout by clicking “Next Step” and “Complete Purchase” on the subsequent page.

Audible USA - https://goo.gl/mZG1hu

The same as above, except there would be a different redeem page but scroll to the bottom and 'Redeem a Promo Code' should be there. I can't give you a direct link because I live in the UK.

You do NOT have to be a member to use the codes.

Quote: 'To purchase an audiobook without a membership, simply find a title you'd like then select Add to Cart (desktop site) or Buy for $X.XX (mobile site). Note: Even if you don't have a membership, you'll be asked to sign in with your Amazon account to place an order'.

So, there you have it - or I hope you will. And if you enjoy it, please think about leaving a review - one or two lines are enough.

Thank you so much!


description
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on September 01, 2018 04:11 Tags: audiobook, invasion, julie-elizabeth-powell, secrets-of-the-ice, the-avalon-trilogy, the-star-realm

July 24, 2018

CINDER-UGLY by Laura Strickland


CINDER-UGLY


by Laura Strickland



Genre: Sweet Fantasy Romance


Publisher: The Wild Rose Press



From the moment Cindra is born, misshapen and ill-formed in face and body, her beautiful mother hides her away, allowing the world to see only her other three perfect children. Cindra, raised by an aged nurse and assigned humble duties in the kitchen, receives little affection and plenty of abuse from both her mother and sisters. Starved for beauty, she longs most of all for love.


Prince Rupert, newly returned from an education outside the kingdom and forced to take over duties as king, sees the beauty of Cindra’s spirit. In her sister-in-law’s garden, he courts her with rare flowers and nearly makes her forget her mother’s hate. But when war tears them apart, will Cindra have the courage to stand on her own? And when faced with the challenge of leading Rupert’s subjects through a siege, will the strength of her compassion be enough to sustain a kingdom?










I dropped the tray. It fell hard with a clatter that echoed through the room. The remaining tarts—still a generous load—flew everywhere spewing their jam fillings as they went—on the carpet, on my shoes, on the Queen’s skirt and all over the Prince’s sapphire blue legs.


Everything froze. The music paused, everyone stopped talking. Someone laughed in horror and said, “Oh, my God!”


Mother’s face seized in a rictus; she leered at me. For an instant I could see nothing else. Not my father, not Bethessa who, I’m pretty sure, had laughed, not even the mess that surrounded me like the fallout from an explosion.


Just her anger. Her horror. Her disgust.


Then the moment’s paralysis broke. Mother reached out quick as a wasp and slapped me. The blow took me on the cheek and its force turned my head. Instant tears flooded my eyes.


“Stupid girl!” She drew back her hand to strike again. Two things happened before she could: Father cried, “Erikka—it was my fault!” And the Prince stepped between me and my mother, and seized her wrist.


“Please, Madame, do not. It was but an accident.”


No rebuke colored his tone. He sounded exceedingly polite. But I knew my mother took it as a rebuke and a public one. Her face stained with ugly red and she transferred her glare from me to the Prince.


Even at that moment, that terrible, terrible moment I knew she would never forgive me for this.









Award-winning author Laura Strickland delights in time traveling to the past and searching out settings for her books, be they Historical Romance, Steampunk or something in between. Born and raised in Western New York, she’s pursued lifelong interests in lore, legend, magic and music, all reflected in her writing. Although she enjoys travel, she’s usually happiest at home not far from Lake Ontario, with her husband and her "fur" child, a rescue dog. Author of numerous Historical and Contemporary Romances, she is the creator of the Buffalo Steampunk Adventure series set in her native city. Cinder-Ugly is the kind of fairy tale she thinks all children should read.


WebsiteGoodreadsAmazonFacebookBlog




 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on July 24, 2018 02:29