Rescuing him, she finds more than she ever bargained for. He's gorgeous and determined not to tell her anything. The question is - why was he being beaten? Does it have anything to do with the discrepancies she's finding in the offices where she's working?
A steamy, sultry romance Lucky Charm will set your pulse racing with intrigue and romance that packs a satisfying punch.
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A few years back I was inspired to write a political action thriller. An avid news reader, I’d been accumulating odd bits of information on a variety of subjects, including politics, terrorism to drug trafficking. One source of puzzlement was why this country has no truly fast response group, so for the purpose of the story I invented one, the National Intelligence Organization – a purposely vague title both for the agency in the book and for the book itself. Rather than our somewhat militaristic approach of wait, assess and...read more
The #Epic #highfantasy #audiobook Song of the Fairy Queen! A tale of Kings, #wizards, #fairies, #magic, epic battles, and the alliances forged between nations and people. In print, ebook and now in Audio! With the brilliant Zak Price narrating! https://www.audible.com/pd/B07GY3PVYQ/… … #writing #writerslife #author #books #ebook...read more
I’m delighted to announce that Song of the Fairy Queen is now available on Audible! Audiobook details Song of the Fairy Queen By: Valerie Douglas Narrated by: Zak Price Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 08-30-18 Language: English Publisher: Valerie Douglas Get your copy on Audible today! Song of the Fairy Queen 2018 Top Shelf Indie Book Awards Nominee It’s said of Fairy that if you’re in dire need and you call their name they’ll come. With his castle under siege and his young son in...read more
A Top Shelf Indie Book Award Nominee (I didn’t submit it, someone else nominated it and Top Shelf thought it was worthwhile. I’m floored.) http://topshelfmagazine.net/index.php/sci-fi-fantasy “Brilliant, absolutely Brilliant. Having just finished reading ‘Song of the Fairy Queen’, I have to admit that it was one of the best books I have read in a while.”...read more
We thought we’d won. We thought we’d raised the issue of domestic violence. We thought change was on the horizon. We were wrong. We stopped fighting too soon. Domestic violence continues to kill — and not just the victims. On Feb. 22, 2018 a police officer died aiding a neighbor. The shooter had a long history of domestic violence, an active protective order against him, and three open warrants, including for assault. A man barred from owning firearms shot two officers in Westerville OH with a gun purchased by a friend,...read more
Do you like fantasy novels with realistic, complex characters, fantastic worlds with Elves, Dwarves, Men, Fairy Queens or High Priestesses, where battles of the mind and the heart are fought as well as battles against uncanny enemies? Epic, heroic, historic Arthurian fantasies. Tolkienesque or G. R. R. Martin (with healthy relationships and without the incest and rape. Why does G. R. R. not have any positive relationships between his characters?) In other words, not YA. I prefer to be realistic about all aspects of relationships in the books...read more
Okay, to be honest, I never considered myself to be an audio person, although I know a lot of people who use audiobooks for traveling to and from work or on vacation. I had my reservations about doing that (more on that later) but as with many authors I love my readers, so, as with print and e-books, I wanted to give those who liked audio the chance to hear my books. So, a few years back I took the leap into audiobooks. I was excited, but I had trepidations. ACX/Audible was available through Amazon, so I set it up through them. The process...read more
Once before I dallied with the idea of doing audiobooks, starting with one of the novellas in The Coming Storm series – Setting Boundaries – a prequel to the series. At best the result was ‘meh’. The narrator was okay, but he was convinced fantasy had to be read with a ‘British accent’ – I’m not sure why. And his accent wasn’t really British. It wasn’t horrible, but there was just something… that wasn’t quite there. I had wanted to have the whole series on audio with the...read more
Should you or shouldn’t you purchase a new cover? That is the question. A good cover isn’t cheap. Here’s how to determine the answer: Does it portray your genre? Is it working? Is it bringing readers to your book? Do your reviews reflect that? A hard-edged thriller cover should be a stark as the content. A fantasy cover should let the reader know whether it’s epic/mythic (landscapes, castles, swords), urban (edgy, usually dark, street views), heroic/tolkienesque/arthurian (pastoral, swords, magicians), historical, or a...read more
When did manners become a bad word? When did behaving well turn into a bad thing? When did political correctness become a pejorative? Has the general negative attitude of this country permeated to all levels? When did it become more right to be cruel than to be kind? There has been a ‘debate’, and I use that word very loosely, about a certain situation on Facebook that degenerated into name calling, unkindness, and worse. Bullying. The person involved was ganged up on by a large number of people. Even worse, since it was...read more