Dale Mayer

Biography

Freelance writer Dale Mayer lives in the beautiful Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada. She's multi-pubbed in nonfiction and is currently writing The Essential Series including The Career Essential Series(The Resume, The Cover Letter, The Interview), Lifestyle Essentials (Ergonomics for today's world, Raising the dyslexic child, etc.), and the Gardening Essential Series, (Beginning with Bulbs, Urban Farming, Gardening for Seeds, etc.).

Stay tuned as she adds to these and several other proposed series. For the last decade, she's written on all of these topics either under her own name or as a ghostwriter. As a researcher and technical writer, Dale has a wealth of knowledge she can't wait to share!

However, fiction is her passion. Here, she writes taut psychological suspense with romance and paranormal elements. She has recently branched out into writing both mystery and urban fantasy books for young adult with the occasional vampire book thrown in just for fun.

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Books

Dare to Love...
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Price: Free! Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
This collection contains: Touched by Death - Part 1 Second Chances - Part 1 Skin - a preview
Dare to be Strong...
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Price: Free! Words: 272,800. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
This collection contains: Tuesday's Child Touched by Death - Part 1 Second Chances - Part 1 Dangerous Designs Vampire in Denial
Second Chances - Part 2 of 2
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,920. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Go ahead. Take Charge of your life. Move forward…if you can…Changing her future means letting go of her past. Karina heads to a weekend seminar and discovers the speaker is the person she needs to move on from. But she soon realizes bigger issues are facing her...
Second Chances - Part 1 of 2
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Price: Free! Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Go ahead. Take Charge of your life. Move forward…if you can…Changing her future means letting go of her past. Karina heads to a weekend seminar and discovers the speaker is the person she needs to move on from. But she soon realizes bigger issues are facing her...
Broken Protocols 1-3
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Series: Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 97,640. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
This collection contains: Broken Protocols Broken Protocols 2 Broken Protocols 3
Broken Protocols 3.5
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Series: Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,170. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
When Charmin Marvin wonders when Christmas Day would be in their new time frame, he sets events in motion no one could have expected.
Vampire in Conflict
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,900. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The blood farm is gone. Those behind it have either died, been caught, or are on the run. Time to return to the real world. Only normal life isn't quite what Tessa expected. Good thing, because there is no 'normal' anymore. She's different. Her family is different. Her friends are different. The world around her is different. And none of them are safe.
Skin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,370. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A journey of exploration... A journey of healing… A journey of love… Two people are forced by circumstances into a therapy class to help them deal with their problems. They are strangers. Forced to be partners. Naturally opposites.
Dare To Be You...
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Price: Free! Words: 135,870. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Please note - these books end in cliffhangers!!! This collection contains: 1. Vampire in Denial - Book 1 of the Family Blood Ties Series 2. Dangerous Designs - Book 1 of the Design Series 3. In Cassie's Corner - A preview of this book.
Broken Protocols #3
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Series: Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Dani and Levi Blackburn have slid from being in trouble to borderline hell... They uncover hints of a dangerous conspiracy permeating the very foundation of their society. And people are disappearing, one by one...
Touched by Death - Part 2 of 2
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Series: Death. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,830. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Anthropologist Jade Hansen returns to Haiti to face the demons of her past and finds herself back in the path of danger...and falling in love with a man who's in the middle of it all.
Touched by Death - Part 1 of 2
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Series: Death. Price: Free! Words: 43,570. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Anthropologist Jade Hansen returns to Haiti to face the demons of her past and finds herself back in the path of danger...and falling in love with a man who's in the middle of it all.
Broken Protocols #2
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Series: Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,250. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
The future is a dangerous place... To save her skin and the skin of her new lover, Dani Summerland marries Levi Blackburn. That’s the good part. The bad part is that she and Levi realize they’re pawns in a game with no rule book.
Broken Protocols
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Series: Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
This is NOVELLA series and books 2 & 3 are out! Dani's been through a year of hell... Just as it's getting better, she’s tossed forward through time with her orange Persian cat, Charmin Marvin, clutched in her arms. They're dropped into a few centuries into the future. There’s nothing she can do to stop it, and it’s impossible to go back. And then it gets worse
Rare Find
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Series: Psychic Visions, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,150. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When people need help or are injured, they call out for their friends and family. When an animal needs help or is injured, it calls out for…anyone…that can help them… One person hears them…
Romance x3
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 267,840. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
This is a collection of three full size books. Each book is the start of their own series. Each series is different romance genre. Each is highly rated in their own right. Plus they have several things in common: 3 strong heroines 3 sexy heroes 3 very difficult situations
Vampire in Defiance
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Series: Family Blood Ties, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This was it. For Tessa. For Cody. For Jared. Her family. Her Friends. Moltere's Mountain is collapsing. With Tessa, her friends and family still inside. Tessa won't go down without a fight...and she won't leave the others behind. But as she races to save everyone, time runs out.
Design Series Trilogy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,070. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
This is ALL three books of the Design trilogy. An urban fantasy series of action, adventure, other dimensions and of course, with a little...love. This set includes: Dangerous Designs Deadly Designs Darkest Designs
Vampire in Deceit
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Series: Family Blood Ties, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,220. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Hurt and hurting, Tessa wages war against her own as she tries to protect those she loves and save those that can't save themselves.
Darkest Designs
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Series: Design, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Drawing is her world...but when she's pushed into the In-Between and thought lost forever, it's his world too.
Riana's Revenge
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Price: Free! Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This short story was first published in the anthology Every Witch Way But Wicked. A young hydromancer must win a challenge to save her place as rightful heir to her elemental House. When she discovers her ex - the man she still loves - is one of the judges, she wonders just how many enemies she's really fighting.
Haunted by Death
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Series: Death, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,850. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Death haunts anthropologist Meg Pearce... In her last summer before college, an innocent camping trip ended in a friend’s disappearance...and destroyed her life. Detective Chad Ingram has spent the last seventeen years trying to solve the mystery of that camping trip so he too can regain his life…and his lost love. Only death isn’t done with them…and this time they are in the crossfire.
Second Chances (Parts 1 & 2)
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Series: Second Chances...at Love, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,590. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Go ahead. Take Charge of your life. Move forward…if you can…Changing her future means letting go of her past. Karina heads to a weekend seminar and discovers the speaker is the person she needs to move on from. But she soon realizes bigger issues are facing her...
Knock, Knock...
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Series: Psychic Visions, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
There’s no best-by date for revenge. Wealthy and beautiful Shay Lassiter runs a prestigious foundation, but her connections and resources were worthless when her fiancé tried to murder her. Now, she’s guarding her heart and using her knack for reading people’s intentions – both good and evil – to guide her. But when the foundation’s clients start dying, she must turn to the new man in her life…on
Family Blood Ties Set - 3 in 1
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 197,460. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This is a collection of the first three books in the series. This is not the whole series. Each book ends in a cliffhanger. Vampire in Denial Vampire in Distress Vampire in Design
Sian's Solution
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Price: Free! Words: 10,290. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00)
This 9k word short story introduces you to my Family Blood Ties series. This is Sian and Taz's story. The books in this series are Vampire in Denial, Vampire in Distress, and Vampire in Design. When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him.
Vampire in Design
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Series: Family Blood Ties, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Left behind. Scared. And getting really pissed off. Tessa and her friends were supposed to be on their way home. On their way to safety. Instead she wakes up alone, with her friends kidnapped. Targeted and hunted, Tessa goes on the attack, desperate to find her friends and family. But her attackers want her odd genes and will do anything to have her locked down in their lab. Including kill her.
Garden of Sorrow
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Series: Psychic Visions, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,690. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Her world is in chaos. His world is in order. She wants to help the innocent. He wants to catch the guilty. But someone is trying to make sure that neither gets what they want.
Career Essentials: 3 in 1
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Price: $9.49 USD. Words: 95,190. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting
This book has it all! It's three books in one. The print copy is over 375 pages. This compilation includes the three Career Essential books - The Resume, The Cover Letter, The Interview. Learn everything you need to know right from creating a dynamite resume, a compelling cover letter to great interview techniques that will help you nail your interview. All three books are available separately.
It's a Dog's Life (a romantic comedy with a canine sidekick)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,640. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is a NOVELLA of approximately 24,000 words = 70 odd pages. It's the first day of Ninna's job in the local animal shelter...and a dog is talking to her. Not just any dog...a fat, old, smart-alecky Basset Hound who says his name is Mosey. She can't quit, she needs this job. And then there's the yummy vet. Who turns out to live across the street from her in a much bigger house than her tiny ho
Maddy's Floor
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Series: Psychic Visions, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,120. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Medical intuitive and licensed MD Madeleine Wagner thought she'd seen every way possible to heal a diseased body...then patients start dying from mysterious causes in her long-term facility. The terminally ill fight to get into her ward. Once there, many miraculously...live. So when her patients start dropping and she senses an evil force causing their deaths, she calls on her friend and mentor,
Vampire in Distress
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Series: Family Blood Ties, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,820. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Who you are on the inside is more important that what you are on the outside... But not when you?re fated to be a lab rat for the rest of your life. Sixteen-year-old Tessa, a vampire with weird throwback human genes, is an outsider in both worlds. Always the odd one. Now, imprisoned in a blood farm, she fights to free herself and rejoin her family and friends. Especially one young male vamp.
Deadly Designs
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Series: Design, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,560. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
This is book 2 of the Design Series. Note - it has a cliffhanger ending! Drawing is her world...but when she's banished to a deadly new world and needs help, it's his world too. Her... Storey Dalton wants to go home - but something goes terrifyingly wrong and she ends up in her worst nightmare. There's no escape...not without Eric or her stylus. Then she finds someone who needs rescuing even mor
Psychic Visions set - books 1,2 and 3 paranormal romantic suspense books
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Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 281,150. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
This is the first three books of the best selling Psychic Vision series bundled together into one volume. This is a paranormal romantic suspense/thriller series. Tuesday's Child Hide'n Go Seek Maddy's Floor
Gem Stone
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,670. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A juvie kid trying to stay on the right path stumbles into trouble... Gemma takes her camera everywhere. From juvie hall to a halfway home, the new hobby gives her a focus she'd never had before and... hope in a future. Until she takes pictures of something that could get her killed. And not just her...after she and another juvie girl are chased by a stranger to the halfway home that same night,
Touched by Death
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Series: Death, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,210. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Death had touched Jade Hansen once before, costing her an unborn child and perhaps her very sanity. A year later,she returns to Haiti with a team to recover the bodies of an American family from a mass grave. When the grave is opened, instead of finding peace, Jade is confronted with death and terror again. And the man who unexpectedly awakens her heart - is right in the middle of it all.
In Cassie's Corner
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Faith and loyalty are tested as a young girl learns what it is to believe - in herself, in her friends, and in life after death.
Hide'n Go Seek
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Series: Psychic Visions, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,100. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A twisted game of Hide’n Go Seek forces an unlikely alliance between a no-nonsense FBI agent and a search-and-rescue worker.
Vampire in Denial
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Series: Family Blood Ties, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 51,890. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.33)
Blood doesn't just make her who she is...it also makes her what she is. Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle—high school. But Tessa's dream turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnap her date.
Dangerous Designs
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Series: Design, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00)
Drawing is her world...but when her new pencil comes alive, it's his world too. Storey Dalton, seventeen and lonely, finds a pencil on her way to school. It’s like as soon as she gets down one image, a dozen more are pressing in on her. Then she realizes her pictures are almost drawing themselves...or is it that her new pencil is alive?
Tuesday's Child
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Series: Psychic Visions, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 94,690. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
What she doesn’t want...is exactly what he needs. Shunned and ridiculed for something she can’t control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities. Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam’s visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don't dare lose.
Career Essentials: The Cover Letter
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Series: Career Essentials, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,140. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
The cover letter is often overlooked as a key marketing tool – the perfect introduction. It can be blank and uninteresting or it can offer the potential employer exactly what they are seeking. Don’t overlook this simple step that can improve your chances over other candidates. ake yours the one that brings the light of relief into the recruiter's eye as they see the perfect candidate.
Career Essentials: The Interview
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Series: Career Essentials, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
Today’s economy is tough on everyone - especially job hunters. Reaching the interview stage is great, but it's critical that you interview properly - and dominate the competition. There is no room for errors, not with hundreds of solid candidates lined up behind you. This book will take you through the process step-by-step, showing you exactly what you need to know to land the job.
Career Essentials: The Resume
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Series: Career Essentials, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,610. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
In our current economic climate, job seekers are facing tough competition. Often you have one chance to sell your talents to a potential employer. How? Through your resume - it’s the single most powerful marketing tool you have to showcase your skills and accomplishments. This book will show you how in an easy step-by-step way that anyone can learn. Isn’t it time you found your dream job?

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