Free Saturday Feb 1

Free Saturday Feb 1

MARY McGINNIS IS MISSING HER SOCK (rhyming, bedtime, reading, children, kids, short, stories) [Kindle Edition]

This is a story illustrating the international problem of losing socks in the laundry.
Mothers especially like to read this story to children, as it is a reminder of numerous bad habits that children exhibit daily – i.e. putting clean clothes in the laundry for washing, sometimes finding dirty clothes under their beds, things left in pockets that can go through the laundry, turning the legs and arms inside out when removing clothes, messing rooms, leaving toilet seats up, etc.
These habits always need some additional instruction and reminders to be changed but the story goes a long way to provide an atmosphere for positive reinforcement.
It’s an instructional story when considering how, collectively, we sometimes pass blame onto others for problems that may be a result from our own actions. There is always a group to support every claim, regardless of how outrageous it may be.
Ideal for a bedtime read.

If you like this one, other stories like ‘Cross Your Fingers’, ‘Everyone has a Name’, ‘Gingersnap Dragons’ or ‘Sick Again’ you will find great for family laughs.
Alternatively, I have several fully illustrated stories, like ‘Monsters I Know’ or ‘Kids I know’, and some others that are simply magical to experience, like ‘The Immovable Rock’ or ‘The Very Last Apple’…these are the feel-good kind of bedtime stories that everyone looks for when reading to children. The best illustrations are often inside the imaginations of children.

My stories are designed for both the reader and the listener.
Children will request parents to re-read, over and over again, a story that has caught their imagination.
If not in rhyme, these stories will quickly become dull and a burden to read.
When written in free verse, a story is both a delight to read and to hear.
The reader feels accomplished when reading my stories and, in the act of story telling, begins exaggerating tone, inflection, and mood.

When constructed in free verse rhyme, while reading along, children quickly begin to retain portions of each story.
Once the child begins reading independently, these stories act as memory assisting templates to guide the beginning reader through their first reading selections. The reading successes of a child will fuel additional comprehension activities and help to jump start reading skills that greatly motivate the young reader.

For the adult reader these stories are always a treat.
I understand the necessity to include a readers interests and needs as part of the story telling activities.

The length of these stories is designed to be between 10 to 15 minutes, to act as a short break or bedtime activity. Unlike Dr. Suess, I have avoided making up new nouns and adjectives for purposes of rhyme,
other than some tintinnabulation (words designed to give greater description of sounds), finding that teachers do not appreciate this activity.

I find that by identifying children by full name, as the story characters, it adds a sense of character reality and identity. The children accept the diversity of people, which, in turn, opens the imagination to accepting limitless fictional situations and opportunities.

My stories constitute several conceptual elements to motivate reading and precipitate a positive child’s reading development.

For all teachers and Friends, I applaud your support in exposing free verse reading to young children. Your efforts to improve early perceptions of reading will provide children with a foundation for continued learning comprehension and development.

MIRROR’S EDGE (Trapped) [Kindle Edition] Free Starting Feb. 2 – Feb. 5th

MIRROR'S EDGE (Trapped) [Kindle Edition]  Free Starting Feb. 2 - Feb. 5th

Faye is a sixteen year old girl from a realm of joy, light, and peace. When a series of events draws her into a foreign land filled with violence, she is forced to face new emotions. Will Faye learn to accept these new found feelings and find her way home or will she remain trapped in the desolation of this strange land?
Filled with twists and turns, this short story series will leave you on the edge of your seat, eager to know what happens next!

Covert Dreams [Kindle Edition]

Covert Dreams [Kindle Edition]


Michael Meyer’s book has been compared to Robert Ludlum’s Bourne series, and the writing style has been compared to that of Dean Koontz.

Imagine waking up remembering intimate details about a country in which you have never traveled and fluently speaking a language that you have never spoken. B.J. is living the ideal life. He has a great wife, a wonderful job. And yet he is experiencing life-like vivid dreams of Munich, a city he has never visited.

Stan Halsey is a professor in Saudi Arabia, who sends for his wife to join him. She arrives, and, in the blink of an eye, she vanishes, leaving no trace of ever being alive in either the United States or in Saudi Arabia.

COVERT DREAMS is a fast-paced international suspense thriller that moves from Munich to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia. What is real, and who is responsible for the terrifying nightmare?


The Munich all around her was bustling with activity. She could hear it from all directions. Munich was a wonderful city, a fun-loving place, the live and let live ebullience of the city emanating from its every nook and cranny. She had had a lovely stay here. All of it had been so adventurous, so new, so unlike life back home in Arizona. She could vividly recall the first time she had ventured into a Munich beer garden, where the liter mugs had been so huge that she had had to lift hers with both hands, and the giggles, from him, until he too had had to use both hands.

The fumbling noises he had been making came to an abrupt halt. He began stroking her cheek again. Gus looked so happy, so young, so full of life. It was so hard to imagine that he could be so heavily involved in all this horror.

Gus smiled at her once more. His eyes were soft, so gentle, so caring, so loving.

Maybe this was some kind of huge mistake. Maybe he wasn’t going to kill her after all. Maybe everything would turn out happily ever after. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.

But then suddenly she saw it clearly. It was no fairy tale. There would be no maybe. This was real, as real as the mixture of sadness and fear that now flooded her brain.

And then she died, with her eyes wide open, challenging, piercing his to the end.

SPECIAL NOTE: COVERT DREAMS has recently received a Compulsion Reads endorsement. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Compulsion Reads, this company specializes in reviewing and endorsing those novels that meet its quality standards based on the fundamental qualities of good storytelling. Many books that the company reviews don’t earn their endorsement, so this is a pretty big deal.

If my book excites you, then please leave a review. I will be very appreciative of that.

Hell’s Gift (A ‘Save My Soul’ novel #2) [Kindle Edition]

Hell's Gift (A 'Save My Soul' novel #2) [Kindle Edition]

Depression consumes the guardian angel, Rhyan, after his human charge chooses her soulmate over him. Filled with anger and despair, he lashes out. And when his hate-filled words land him neck-deep in Hell, he realizes he’s gone too far. He expects trouble, but not to discover his own soulmate in the fiery depths. Abigail is there with good reason, but she’s done her time, and in order to save them both, Rhyan must strike a deal with the Devil. The stakes are higher than ever before, with his soul, his friends and even the fate of Heaven and Earth in jeopardy. If he fails, Rhyan stands to lose more than he ever feared. Will true love be denied? It will take everything he’s got to break down the traps Lucifer puts in his way. New lines are drawn and old scores are settled, and Rhyan is in for the fight of his life. With Abigail as the prize, and humanity in the balance, he will stop at nothing to claim…Hell’s Gift.
*This novel contains explicit content of violence, descriptive sexual scenes and strong language not suitable for anyone under the age of 18*

Minor Demons (Heaven and Hell (Book 1)) [Kindle Edition]

Minor Demons (Heaven and Hell (Book 1)) [Kindle Edition]

Gluttony and neglect have brought a severe soul shortage to the demons of Hell. The rising generation of demons-in-training is tasked with dragging humanity down to a new low in order to pay for their continued existence. Minor Demons follows Shadow, son of Abaddon, and several other demons-in-training as they become minor demons and wage a war against angels, humans, and sometimes other demons.

Minor Demons incorporates elements from the Bible, Dante’s Inferno, mythology, and angelology / demonology into compelling action / adventure dystopian fiction.