Susanna C. Mahoney

Agent info

I am a spiritual person on a exploration of answers. I write short stories about God and Holy Warriors, teenagers who are enlisted into the fight against evil. I am experimenting with different genres and enjoy writing. I like to help others and write to escape to stimulate my mind as an outlet to bring positive energy to the universe. a supernatural being is the Alpha, the Omega and has messages for His children no matter what faith they are. Open your mind to the spiritual realm, you may be surprise by the answers waiting to Be unraveled

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grow up in one of the five boroughs of the City of New York, the Bronx's lower ghettoes. As a child my sanctuary was the library and the Catholic Church, to escape the poverty, crime and filth. I was taught the Catholicism of Christian beliefs. The Church and faith has been attacked due to hidden crimes of some priests, so I was lost and did not have respect for the religious aspects of this sector and started a faith journey of my own. I researched different faiths and the new age, all leading to an awakening of a deeper spiritual understanding. That religion was not the answer, the answers lay with each one of us and our connection to a higher force, be God, Jesus or other saviors. I felt the world lack spiritual understanding and needed material to awaken their inner light to start their own journey to fulfillment. Thus spiritual fantasy stories being born from my childhood experience and my wild muse. Written for entertainment and maybe to hear a message to light the reader's own flame of light and bring a smile to their faces. Thank you for stopping by and may the Smashwords authors be your light in the darkness.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Sharing and helping others to find answers to questions about their spirituality. Help others who feel lost, alone or misunderstood by society about themselves, ideas or beliefs. I believe there is a supreme being or divine spark unseen and seen surrounding us. We are never alone, we are loved, for we were create to live, breath and believe the impossible is the possible on a amazing planet. Our purpose to bring gifts to humanity and experience divine love on Earth and in the afterlife. We are teachers, mentors and one family living a spiritual existence in a human vessel. We are here to help raise consciousness and used the arts such as writing to express these messages, and never to give up. The greatest joy is to know someone benefited from my knowledge and sharing what they gleam be it love or another emotion though my creativity.
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Where to buy in print

United We Stand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,810. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 and represented by Susanna C. Mahoney. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia ~
April Rains
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 and represented by Susanna C. Mahoney. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A gift of love anthology of short stories and poetry to aid in rebuilding lives after tragedies.All proceeds donated to charities. The anthology is a dedication by the Unified Literary Artists of International Poets to all and survivors who are in need of hope and encouragement. Appreciation and love to Paula Aydt, my BFF, for the amazing cover. ( free until USA govt shut down is over KR77P)


Listen to the Message
You set the price! Words: 73,820. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Eileen's guardian explained that the Holy Books scriptures were written in encrypted languages and biblical coding waiting to be revealed. Which were hidden in the verses. Some of the manuscripts still hidden in the planet's foundation and ones found were combined in a spirited book one would name the Holy Bible. A story of creation and supernatural beliefs humanity of Christian faith believed in.
Spiritual Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,960. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
He was commanded to gather, believe and be prepare to travel to the earthly realm. He was to be assigned a specific mission, to protect a female fragile being. They explained to him, “She was a teenage girl who was about to come into her birth destiny, but she was facing many difficult trials, from not one but two realms, the evil and the supernatural realm.
Evil is Alive and Real Part Two Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Christina wanted to let all children know the secret to banish the evil one from your life. To prepare yourselves for the real or imaginary spiritual warfare; First; you need to believe in the good and bad invisible forces, no matter what faith you are. To defend yourselves with spiritual warfare; the tools are the Holy Books and literature, study and listened to the word of the gospels.
The Countdown Has Begun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-25 17:39:49
Goal reached!
What if you could turn the hands of time back, would you do it? Not have regrets about actions of your past which haunted your present and future? This is a fantasy story of a light and dark relationship and the sacrifices each individual will make to make it work and beat the odds.
Three Wishes of Destiny Book 2 Tempatations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
She was her ticket if he obeys the invader. He had another flashback, a voice demanded he was to stop fighting and accepted the temptation and let go of the defiant attitude towards evil. Ahieerm, the tyrant felt the hesitance of his puppet to perform and in his mind blackmailed him by forcing him to relived his last dope crash of ten years ago.
Mom's Love for her Children
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A personal poetry and expression anthology with words of light, peace, love and wisdom, to live in the moment.
Good Day Lawyer
You set the price! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Kelly, a curvy mocha female with curly hair, high cheeks bone, and amber coloured eyes, lived in a two story brown brick townhouse building located in the inner city. She was in the middle of completing her exams for her lawyer’s license. She stayed up late in the twilight hours studying for the State Bar Exam. The last three nights, she had been having weird surreal nightmares.
Supernatural Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three story of supernatural fantasies, Not As It Seems, spiritual, based on Irish fables. Day of Retribution, Sci-fiction and supernatural creatures threatening earth and the transformation of races to learn to live in peace as one society. Possession-Obsession, a wicked fantasy of a woman trapped in a domestic violent relationship and calls for supernatural assistance to kill him.
Three Wishes of Destiny
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,080. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational
The characters, Shelly and Michael, were born as fraternal twins, one a sister and her brother. They were of Irish and Indian descent and lived in New York City, in the bough of the Bronx. They were predestined to be the yin and yang of the universe, the good and evil and light and dark. The teenagers Shelly and Michael, standing on their apartment fire escape and daring each other.
Ireland Calling Me Home Sonnets
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 . Categories: Essay » Literature
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a narrative of the lost sonnets of the Irish poets of the 1800's and additional Irish cultures with links for readers to investigate on their own.
Cry for the Children
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,390. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
The gypsy visualized the solution in her mind and conjures up a replacement bag and had her pet monkey sneak in through the daylight and hook it up to the pole. She trained him to hang it up and opened and closed the line. She looks in the crystal ball and saw the monkey was able to follow instructions and make certain the teenager Christina was hydrated again.
The Three Warriors against The Grand Master
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,980. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
The three teenagers first met each other at their high school in their freshmen year, As Joey was heading to the café to grab a bite in-between classes and he saw a commotion occurring in the northeast wing and being antisocial, would usually have ignored the bullies and move on. But these two bullies were taunting Star, She was the girl he secretly had a crush on.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,660. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
She was following Satan's lies, believing she was worthless, not wanted by anyone, abandoned.A voice came to her, telling her that an ache can’t be cured, by any earthly means, not alcohol, not drugs, not sex.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
There is too much anger in this world; this book is a short experiment to used creatures, aliens and humans to teach each other how to live in harmony with each other. It is a tale of creatures being punished and transfused into each other vessels for five hundred years to learn lessons of respecting all aliens.
Evil is Alive and Real
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This is a book that explores the dark realm through tales and fantasy themes. This story explores when the saved had incidents of a hearing a voice commanded them to do something wrong going against their conscious. Were they crazy or it there a evil one out there, you be the judge after reading this. Fantasy and reality beliefs written for entertainment.
Message to my Children, Vol. 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,650. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The members knew they were running out of time; these were dangerous enemies. They killed without a thought; they could slit her throat and share a beer in victory. No consciousness, no remorse, no soul.
The Final Victory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,260. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
(3.00 from 1 review)
Michael was running out of time to stop the take over of the earth and humanity. The mother of the family took Michael’s hand and asks if he was willing to open his mind to a higher dimension? Higher than he ever reach before; levels beyond when he was communicating with his community's members. Michael asks her name, she told him; Theresa.
Hello World
Price: Free! Words: 16,610. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Everyday, one reads and search for answers about what is the purpose of humanity’s existence on this planet. One purchases and reads books, researches on the internet, publishing their theories about the purpose of humanity, and there purpose on Earth. So many theories are being proclaimed. Yet, there has been confusion, since the beginning of creation to this life’s old question. Truth?
Message to my Children vol.II Hear the Message
Price: Free! Words: 31,410. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2011 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
He felt the sensation of heat touching his skin, it was becoming hotter and hotter. He realized he was being anoint to become a warrior in the battle of good vs evil. He and his sister were the last defense against the darkness threatening earth. Their assignment to wake up the masses before it was too late. Are you awake, time is ticking. Tick, tock.....

Smashwords book reviews by Susanna C. Mahoney

  • 50 Hours on Jan. 02, 2011
    (no rating)
    This book is brilliant, entertaining and pack with many twists. It is a non stop thrilling drama, suspenful story of interesting characters, three women on a holiday tour caught into a tricky situation and has to use their life long experiences and wits to survive a horrid ordeal. It has humor, insights and a spiritual tone that touchs the inner core of the reader. This author is inspiring, her stories help enrich a hopeless soul to breathe again and look forward to a new day. A Breathe of fresh air to survive any ordeal with strength and faith.
  • 50 Hours on Jan. 05, 2011
    (no rating)
    This is a continous of previous review, I do not know Marie personally, but through cyber space her powerful aura has helped this budding writer. Her support has been, can not describe in words. Without her, I would be lost, now I am found. 50 Hours rates 5 stars.
  • Out Of My Head on April 05, 2011
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    This book is a wonderful mixture of every human emotion a soul can experienced, there is happiness, sadness, joy, sorrow and all between with a variety of topics and poetry. All the stories were heartwarming, with kittens, lovers, broken hearts, and strength. These short stories are a breath of fresh air from a harsh day. They raised the reader’s endorphins, the happy hormones. This author is an excellent story teller. Her stories leaves the reader to experience a peaceful sense of all is right with the world, highly recommended if you enjoy smiling. 5 + Stars.
  • Heart of Gold on May 05, 2011
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    This is a hard-boiled mystery recommended for adult readers only. Contains mature themes, violence, profanity, drug use, nudity, and sexual situations. This book is a tingling thriller of dark secrets and complete with various characters which all could be the suspects trying to sabotage Lila Jane's escort service business. The violence intensifies, as the master private investigator tries to snag the culprit. The chivalry of gentleman protecting fragile woman is a sexual torch ready to be ignited. Waiting for that passionate kiss, but he is a knight in shining armor and treats her with respect. It has a range of who dunno it questions, a mystery that leads the reader to want to eliminate each suspect. the conclusion of the story catches the reader off guard; and leaves them wanting more. Ladies there is a love story brewing here too.Recommend for all adults who enjoy a thriller and in anticipation look forward to fast paced actions scenes with a happy ending 5 stars.
  • India Was One on May 05, 2011

    Reading India Was One, was like entering through a hidden portal, the reader is introduced to the rich heritage of India, it is a story that unfolds with descriptive colorful characters that become like a family to the reader. There are the parents, the adults, the zany friends , the traditional relatives and the .lovestruck lovers who let you follow them through their daily lives;from college, to romance, to friendships, to their favorite past time, Cricket. The married couple traveled to exotic locations, all over India, Europe and United States, the details are so vivid, it lets the imagination believe you are joining them on their journeys. This story divulges hidden secrets, the conflicts and the traditions of people living in India before and after a civil unrest. It adds exquisite colorful artwork and details one is not familiar with. Since the Partition of India in August 1947, there have been three major wars, one minor war and numerous armed skirmishes between India and Pakistan. . India Was One, tells of this country divided in two, North and South. The perils of the lovers and families trying to unite again, but are denied . The Indians are separated by their ethnicities and are trapped behind either the North or South borders according to military protocol, have to go where commanded even if loved ones are separated.. The civilians are trying to coexist and declared their heritage of being an Indian and not lose their heritage to misguided terrorists. The conclusion was heart-wrenching , and at the same time, a ray of hope. The humor and art work is worth the price alone. This book covers all aspects of whata reader needs for a mini vacation away from life’s struggles, so warm and friendly with fast paced thrills. You will not regret purchasing this book and placing it in your library .It is an excellent book to take a mini mind vacation with and opens a portal into a world of wonders and mysteries.
  • Temperature: Dead and Rising on May 21, 2011

    The cover attracted this reader to want to read what was between the covers. Thinking it was another zombie book, I was pleasantly surprised by the writings and incorporation of all sorts of characters from vampires, werewolves, ghosts, even the Sac squash creature, oh don't forget the shift changers. The book borders on horror but there are comedic scenes in it. I read one to my teens and they went off to debate making up their own fantasy characters. The sarcastic twist on life in general keeps the reader entertained and compels them to want to complete this short story. The lure of wild insane lusty sex about to occur and proof, The tricks and devices to contain the characters are genius; golden handcuffs, liquid portions, and other trinkets. The traitors following their enemies. The fighting scenes. The visions of horrific death, makes the reader's heart race. The addition of other characters being hunted and the action scenes make this book worth the purchase price alone. The element of chase keeps the rider anticipating the capture or rescue of the heroesas they are chased into hid-outs. The conclusion is powerful yet leaves the reader wanting more. 4.5 stars if possible. 4, can't mark .5 star. In the author's words; The coming trial looked bleak. There were only so may ways that a you dismember a body, unless Mathyas was busy dreaming up new and crueler ways to deal the sentence out. Bo would not put it past him to try out new twisted torture to liven up the crowd. This is a keeper and should be stored in your library. A book to take out to chase away the blues at the same time get your heart racing.
  • The Days and Months We Were First Born- The Unraveling on May 25, 2011

    This book opens with excitement on the first page, and continues to the very end. It is a futuristic story about a virus getting out of control and causes panic around the globe. The characters are caught in the dilemma of survival for the fittest and have to sacrificed their morals to exist in a violent society. The scenery is set in New York City with the Manhattan flavor. This book is full with fast action, emotional impact and survival antics. It has the edge of technology that may be coming a reality on our children future. It opens the mind to think of strategic tips just in case of emergencies, you never know. ...”as if I were weightless: and cracked the very pavement... The surrounding building shook to their cores...with violent force”. This story continued with further graphic details as you turn each page. Don't wait check out this thrilling book. It is one of many coming closer to actual future predictions, not so unrealistic. This author has the gift and flair of unique genuine creativity' as if he is witnessing the future himself.
  • The Days and Months We Were First Born- Family By Fate on June 04, 2011

    This book is book two of the “The Days and Months” trilogy. And from page one to the conclusion it was stylishly written with in depth and severe emotional complexity. It stimulated this reader's mind. Each event crept into this reader's soul. There were times when I laughed, there were times when I cried, it was a trip into the surreal. It was definitely a satisfying escape from the world's troubles for a while. Book 2 continues from the end of “The Days and Months We Were First Born, The Unraveling”. This one is “Family by Fate”. It starts with Martin suffering from shell shock when he realizes what happened to his beloved NY city. It was gone, no more, destroyed by a nuclear explosion. A laboratory experiment went wrong. Martin was shattered, yet he finds the strength to continue his fate to survive. The events that he experienced sent chills down this reader's spine. Martin should’ve lost his life at least three times, yet in the last desperate darkness moment, guardian angels came to his rescue: a physician and his wife, who escaped some rebels, the bullies of the new chaotic world. They escaped within an inch of their lives. They rescued Martin and then rescued another survivor, an Indian female teenager and the characters bond together as a family by fate. This book is written as if the reader is watching a 3-D movie, the action actually comes off the page and makes one relate with each character as they are experiencing a wide range of situations that would crush another in a moment, yet these heroes and heroines survive. Or do they? To find out, go to,, and Barnes and Nobles to find this treasure that keeps the reader's senses tingling to the end.
  • DreamWeaver on June 25, 2011

    This book is a provocative stimulating mind blowing story of what one would do to save someone they love. The character tries all avenues of seeking a resolution to locating his missing sister, who was kidnapped in a foreign land. After all of his attempts to find her are exhausted. He is about to surrender hope and abandoned the search. Then he receives a cryptic email that sends him on a surreal journey into the mysterious voodoo culture and mystics. This book is short but pack with details and at times should be almost rated x rated for mature audiences. It has graphic details, steamy lustful scenes and primitive trappings. He is stripped of all human essence to evolve to the primitive state of animal instinct. He has to prepare himself to journey into the deeper strange jungles at his last desperate attempt to join heart and soul with his sister. He sacrifices anything, "anything” to bond with his loved one again. This book is a powerful heart wrenching tale about human love and the boundaries which need to be broken to surrender to defeat or hope. It is worth the time to explore this author’s writings. 4 stars
  • Spoon-fed Addiction on June 29, 2011

    This book is powerful action story; it is rated for 18 and above for a reason. It is for mature audiences. It is filled with graphic and raw emotions tricky language. This story was written by a poetic artist who pours out his gift in to a fast paced tale with words that stir the soul. The writing style is of a rhythmic realistic life description of a drug dealer and the conclusion of his actions towards himself and others. It describes the harsh choices of this character and the reality of what life could be depending upon his choices. This man-child loses his way and was led by dark forces to become discouraged and choose the path which could destroy his destiny and all he cherished, or to choose a different path. A powerful event fuels his rage and hurts him driving him to take actions that led to impulsive actions which may predict his future. It is filled with action and touching scenes. It expresses all boundaries of human emotions; this is an excellent teaching guide to help a lost teen find his way home again before he or she commits the unforgiving transgression and lives with the regret of it. A psychological thriller. This writer has the potential to be recognized as a remarkable author 5 stars; I recommend this book to the readers who can accept raw emotions and language to conclude with a very thoughtful powerful reality of life that went wrong. I put this one in my library.
  • The Days and Months We Were First Born- The Journey on July 17, 2011

    The Days and Months We Were First Born; The Journey. This promising author has out done himself with this trilogy of the Days and Months We Were First Born. The Journey is the third book of the series. It is a powerful story using colorful characters as they struggle through the end times of their existence and everything is destroyed by a virus and other disasters. The characters need to conform to an emerging post-apocalyptic world. The United States is divided into new geography and has their obstacles to overcome; from lack of essential basics to fighting to survive gangs and hoodlums on a rampage. They travelled on the highways to seek for a place, a home to rebuild their lives again. The details of their journey of escaping their past and forging ahead into the future is full of suspense and adventure that keeps the reader compelled to turn the pages and see the conclusion of their mission. There is a mixture of raw human emotions, lust, violence, vulgar language and surprising events in the struggle to survive against the harsh elements of the new world which keeps the reader on their edge of their seat waiting for the next strategic movement as the characters have to think fast or risk losing their lives. Find out in this thrilling conclusion to the "The Days and Months We Were First Born" trilogy” To review this author and his trilogy you can go to his website at 4 stars for mature audiences.
  • Josie's Thorn on Nov. 14, 2011

    A romance story with mystery mixed in as the past comes to meet the future; two torn lovers separated are forced to cross paths again. Will they be able to get pass their regrets and help one another save her father’s lifeblood, her brother inheritance; the family ranch. Once again this author has the knack of pulling together a memorable romantic, complex situations and high charged hints of mystery, secrets and human emotional perils tale. Which entertain this reader as I turned each page to see what action would occur next? It is not lacking action, drama or twists, which keeps the story racing to the conclusion. The human emotional toil of Josie Thorn and sexual impact is striking right at the center of human emotions, hot and lusty as the cover. The range of human emotions; laughing, crying and fearing for the colorful characters and their pets too makes this reader’s heart race as they are confront with life and death events. This author has a gift to bring life to her characters as a reader it was exciting to bond with the independent strong male and the feisty fiery female characters and the rest of the ranch hands. Rallying for them as they journey together to solve the mystery, forgive their past and head into their future. As they face this dilemma; they become a target of a greed plot of having their ranch sabotage by friends or enemies, threatening all their lives. . Included in the plot are highly sexual tension scenes and dark mysteries which are intertwined in between the scenes as the story unfolds all for a vendetta. Will Josephina and Jacob regret their choices or find peace in the midst of the chaos. That is the challenge of this tale. It is a heartwarming exploration into what one will do for love and forgiveness
  • Unwanted on Nov. 22, 2011

    The title caught my eye and I decided to read this emotional short drama about child abuse, broken trust and how it affects one young female teen, Nina and her journey in a broken world. She finds her prince charming, Skylar and he shares a bond with her; until her psychological wounds caused her to run. It is a very touching soul searching story of one's journey who is lost in the world and the path one chooses to survive.
  • I'm Prohibited on Jan. 10, 2012
  • Cavalier's Call on Jan. 15, 2012

    An amazing tale of the 14th Century Portugal Independence Cavalier's Call by Grant de Graf is an amazing 14th Century tale of the spirit and atmosphere that preceded Portugal's Independence. The Amazon pitch describes the story as: a court room drama that penetrates some of the deepest secrets of royal protocol. João de Aviz, the infante, leads the battle of the downtrodden against the experienced and wealthy prosecutor, Don Antonio Esteves. When João is forced to flee the palace with the woman that he loves, the daughter of his most bitter opponent, Ines Peres Esteves, matters intensify. Cavalier’s Call is a woven tapestry of the history of Portugal’s fourteenth century kingdom with enthralling tales of its struggles towards independence. It highlights the daily rituals, traditions and lifestyle of the times. The colorful characters, the infante/royal son, second in command for the throne, makes this novel a highly suspenseful read, as it describes the rise of a kingdom in perilous times. The story opens with the royal bond between father and the infant (royal son), ostensibly being groomed for the future throne. It is a fast-paced, heart-stimulating action adventure from beginning to end, where father challenges his son in life’s experiences, and teaches him the skills necessary to protect him and serve his kingdom, with pride and justice. It highlights all of his accomplishments and his rise to power. The novel is a complex and gripping tale, as the author describes in his YouTube trailer (link below). The father’s and the son's mentors accomplish their mission to educate the infant in all the skills necessary to become a powerful ruler and to win Portugal’s independence. He is brought up to believe that he is to rule the Portuguese kingdom with loyalty, trust and authority, as a true royal king would, in empowering his territory. The author focuses on some focal developmental points that are experienced by the royal son in becoming a leader, by including conflict with foes, rafting mighty rivers, fencing, horsemanship, and other events that protect the country's honor and loved ones. He stops at nothing to achieve victory. The story line includes a compelling theme of a blossoming romance with a fair maiden. However, there are obstacles in the way. Will João win his princess or lose her to a conquering mate? The reader senses the peril, as the main character and his friends fend for the weak, while they fight and challenge their foes. João continually strives to capture the woman's heart of his dreams and to deflect other challenges in his path. The question that perseveres is that with all that he has to confront, will he or will he not be victorious? Will he be a son that his father would be proud of? In all, it is a delightful story about the 14th century and life of a royal empire: Viva Portugal and her independence. The author has the flair of penning his words to absorb the reader's mind in the scenery and actions of the story with highlights of the daily lifestyle of royalty during those times. This extends to accounts of serving one's country, to the intense training necessary to become a strong military leader, mixed with glamour and romantic visions of capturing a fair maiden's heart. The historical fiction work was elegantly written, to the extent that I felt as though I was hypnotically journeying with the colorful characters from the novel, the infante, a fair maiden, the courts, the generals and their companions. I was part of their adventures and shared in the emotional development of the main character, from child to adult, from loyal patriot to almighty knight, from prince to future ruler of a powerful kingdom, which was always under threat and that needed capable personalities to defend her, against the threats of those times. The YouTube Cavalier’s Call trailer describes the novel as a historic novel celebrating Portugal's independence of 1385. The story captures the mood and spirit of the era that lead to the Age of Discovery.
  • Outside the Wire on Feb. 17, 2012

    This short novella to this awesome author's writings Is a shocking short 66 page of delightful morbid horror stories about fallen angels, demons, lycanthropes, monsters and a disembodied hand (or is it), it is a collection of six previously published short stories about things we don’t want to let in, all anthologized for your reading pleasure. This is the introduction from the author himself. Reading these tales sent spine tingling chills up my back and my theeth chatting as each story described interesting characters and their dilemmas they all encounter and the conclusion of each story took this reader's breath away. This author has a natural talent to weave words into descriptive stories that pulls in the reader and make them lose themselves in the plot; the style of writing with details keeps the reader's interest and savor each word knowing the tale will end too soon. It is short but very entertaining horror taunt, a teaser to some of his full published books available in the market and as ebooks on the internet. He is professional that he gives the reader a glimpse in his introduction into each of the story so there is no confusion just delightful reading that ends to quickly and compels the reader to Goggle this author's other works to continue the addiction to the dark and bizarre tales. He varies with his topics; so the reader can take a break and move into the next story and be satisfied with a different conculsion. It has wit and surprises in each story. He has won many adwards for horror and fiction writing and he deserves them. from the first story in this compelling teaser of dark wicked strange tales; Succumbing to Gravity "It stood taller and broader than me. Great leathery wings stretched out from the second set of scapulas. One wing in the hall, the other reached back into the room. The smoky gray skin was thick and covered in oozing boils where the ancient words had been written. It turned to me and paused, the eyes were dead, the pupils blown. The skin of the lower face had torn away and the yellow-white mandible shown through. “Araqiêl? Is that you, little brother?” His voice rasped like a file being pulled across a steel pipe." This is one teaser of the above story; does it made you want to explore further about this creative witty author with a dark sense of humor that leaves you scared and laughing at the same time. Highly recommend this flash fiction at it's best and his other books all available at and and other fine retailers. Read more:
  • When God Whispers Loudly on March 01, 2012

    Silence is Golden; Listen to the wind and trees, your mind, messages everywhere. In the Author's words;“ How does a promotion compare with this: to see my children grown and successful: committed to God and enjoying the peace only He can bring—to see my wife, cared for and surrounded by them, a loving family knit so close together? If I’d been promoted, it could in no way have added to this great treasure.” “Yes, I will tell them. I will call them, and I will tell them this same message I’ve been telling you for so long…this message you chose not to hear. Why did you ignore me, dear child? I told you every day, and showed you in a thousand ways, but you were too busy to listen. How loudly must I whisper before you hear Me?” They’re instructions, not memories—God sent me instructions in my dream. " Above paragraphs are some of the written words by this author in this short enlightening story about listening to your inner conscious, to be still and know I am God. This author wrote a brief story about how a father worrying about his family was engrossed in the earthly realm obsessed with earning the money to pay for shelter, food and clothing for his family. So involved he missed the spiritual messages surrounding him every day, calling out for his attention. Until a promotion is taken away and he is angry at God for his misfortunate and being distracted gets into an accident. Not to give any spoilers this reader will tell you to read to the conclusion to see the transformation this father and family go through suffering through the darkness to come into the light. This author should develop this narrative into a short story or spiritual messages. The masses definitely need substance today to fight the fears and doubts in all our hearts. As a reader if the author develops his thoughts into more concentration messages I would read his works. There are hints of other works in the future. It was light reading and an introduction to other works and his internet site; He is talented enough to write his thoughts and developed them into stories similar to Chicken Soup for the Soul. I give it four stars because it is not a book yet. But hints there are other books are coming to Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook,, iTunes, and other fine outlets: As a reader I will be looking for them. Title Scheduled Availability Journey to Terreldor Early 2012 Terreldor at War Summer 2012 The Long Path Home Fall 2012
  • Multiple Sclerosis, an Enigma on May 08, 2012

    This story is a honest look inside the world of a multiple sclerosis patient and woman trying to adjust to the MonSter.It is a good beginner's guide about plotting through the world of auto immune diseases. She is honest and refreshing sharing her thoughts with the readers and tells the pros and cons of this vague disease. She has a strong support system and knows how to advocate to the physicians for the treatment all ill individuals deserved. I like the upbeat positive attitude she is developing along her journey to transform her life from a Type A personality to a mellow lady with I do not care attitude and lives for each day. She was brave enough to put in the Almighty's hands and release herself from Western medication and looking for an better approach to deal with the symptoms of loss muscle and cognitive capabilities. She explains how it affects her and her husband and the adjustments they made to learn how to dance and not be furious with a personal storm some of us experience everyday. Kudos for sharing your experiences and trials with others who might of just received the news "You have MS". This is a good book to start to comes to terms with the diagnosis of any autoimmune condition.
  • The Zarder on May 17, 2012

    This is a delightful fairy kingdom tale where once upon a time there was a supreme being who thought of creating a world and was lonely so he created four races of dragons, one for water, one for fire, one for earth and the last for wind. They were of the same race except for their abilities. The world was missing one vital element light and an incident occurs to allow this to be created only through passing the powers to be to the next heir of the kingdom. But for the last ten years there was a loophole and the throne was abducted by the darkness, an embittered daughter who was the fire Queen she was able to claim the title upon transference of the throne and taught the kingdom about the emotions of hatred and she declared laws that all are inferior except the pure. The kingdom was divided and they used the lies against others. Until one the event when a dragon and human children became victims of the Queen’s hatred and no one would protect them until the mighty son of the fire dragon and others colorful characters united to rescue all from her bullying them. The plot continues when the exchange occurs and the ruling throne was abandoned and the evil Fire Queen sneaks in and took authority. Now she was full of hatred and demanded all inferior children and humans were to become slaves to her and the other superiors of the kingdom. The earth dragon and human girl became friends along the mighty Delbralfi son of the Fire Queen. This trio are the main characters who break the hold over them and the kingdom. The inferior earth child dragon, a healer who is not allowed to use her powers is a slave she uses her wits to live for another day. She acts cheery around the embittered Queen faking her happiness which confused the Queen. Thinking how a useless creature could be happy around others full of hate. The human was unique and now she by the head leader of water, the father Deyraeno of the five hatchling who was not afraid of the Fire Queen decided to break the laws and invited Jena, the human child to the ceremony of bonding with the hatchings in a special ceremony where other wait to bond with a hatchling. Everyone in the kingdom believed humans could never bond but all are in for a surprise as she enters into the leyr to begin the ceremony. In the author’s words “The first thing Jena noticed was Rulsaesan, the mother of the eggs. She was hard to miss, as her skin had a vibrant saffron glow, and on the end of her tail was a bright orb that lit up the entire Leyr Grounds. The orb symbolized that she was a Child of Light, and if she had her proper title, she would be called Leyrque, the heart of the Sandleyr and true ruler of the Onizards. But when the former Leyrque died under mysterious circumstances, no Onizard gained the form of a Child of Light and, since Rulsaesan could not control her powers of ultimate empathy alone, the Fire Queen had taken over the Sandleyr”. In the ceremony, the son of fire was able to bond with one of the hatchling. Next it was Jena’s turn. In the author’s words; "drown! Jena debated running toward Deyraeno, but stopped when she realized that in the confusion, everyone had ignored the last hatchling, a Child of Wind. He was already in water close to his neck, and he was desperately trying to get toward the shallower water near Jena. Quickly, she ran out until the water was deep…” Jena rescue the fourth dragon but the 5th hatchling injured where the wall fell upon his leg was left to die in the raising rain storm waters. The father was scheming to rescue his baby against the Queen’s rules but first he had to save the human and hide her for risking her life to save a baby. The injured called out to her and bravely she jumped into the high waters and rescued the injured creature. This creature became her bonded and ally. Now they both need to go into hiding for disobeying the Queen. The adventure continues from there along with lessons of morality and what actions are right and wrong and the consequences of hate to love, good vs. evil and to accept everyone for who they are, do not judged a book or a dragon and human as indicated in this cute little fable. Highly recommend this tale for all ages.
  • Those characters In My Head on June 30, 2012

    "Who am I, where am I going, what state j'ère? How can I tell? Do you know? I am a small drop in the ocean of writers of ours". This reader looking for a distract found this. Poetry, and so enthralled by the depth of reaching into the writer's core and soul, translated with goggle assistance the French author's Bio as the first lines and all I can declare is wow and so touch I am sharing with other authors @ It has a haunting quality to it, like an artist's painting which catches the right light and colour to make the viewer appreciated the master work, breath-taking. Instead of a canvas, it is an Ebook to see inside a true writer who's passion is writing. It is only four pages, but very intense. Highly recommend to all who dare to dream and need motivation.
  • Armor of God: The Paladin on July 05, 2012

    This story is about the earlier times of Christian crusades against the enemies that were overtaking the land of Jerusalem and surrounding territories. It is set with a gallant character that was a monk serving the Almighty but his soul was restless and he prays to become a warrior in the fight against evil. He choose a path which left him no choice but to abandoned his ole life and all that meant something to him; his family. Tragedy destroys his family and his mission turns into a vow of revenge but the Almighty has other plans for his destiny. He fights the earthly realm villains but all the greed and bloodshed of the marauders turn his heart to seek other purposes for his journey. Thus the real battle begins against the true evil angel himself; Satan and his henchman and minions of the night. He is reward with God's Armor to protect him against the darkness and he charges ahead to win the battle and to seek revenge. Along the road he meets various challenges and people who opens his eyes and heart to truth. It was interesting reading and gave the reader a glimpse into the rise of the Christian theology and its history. The cover is of excellent quality too.
  • Lowcountry Ghosts: Stories of Alice Flagg, Confederate Blockade Runners, and Haunted Beads on July 08, 2012

    This is a historical tour of the past about South Carolina, this author is describing folks, history, past memories by two elephants with memories of the past and are story tellers. As a reviewer below states "two sixty-ish southern ladies in sturdy shoes", Miss Genevieve and the author's Cousin Corrie Dusenbury. speak about ghost legends at the Brookgreen Gardens in Merrells Inlet, of S. Carolina. It has character and is descriptive of the old South, the elegance of sitting on a porch sipping lemonades and reminiscent about three ghost tales. This is a Historical review if the author expands into a more horror details since that is what the readers are looking for, then it would have more interest to readers who like to be chill to their bones. Otherwise it was entertaining to take a step through the time machine and observed the former glory days of the story tellers. I Apologized to author, this was lost among my emails, so I am responding now and will share book at Facebook link for other to review and see other books written by this author.
  • Just Call Me Jake on Sep. 09, 2012

    In the author's words; “About noticing things, like my being cold. It was very nice of you. I was wet and cold, but my having a bad day is really not your doing. My life is going downhill and today I hit a new low.” She had a forced flippant tone to her voice, but he couldn’t see her eyes as she arranged her coat on the back of the chair. Underneath she had on a flowing blouse with an abstract pattern of browns, black and white, topped off by a black velveteen vest. Her outfit reminded him of a gypsy. The waitress topped off his coffee. “Could I have some coffee, too, please?” she asked the waitress, before turning back to Jake. “I didn’t catch your name earlier.” “Jake Hardy” he stretched out his hand automatically. Marian wondered how her life had taken such a sudden turn. She felt like she was being blown in a new direction by forces beyond her control, like in a dream, only she knew she was awake. She felt a twinge of regret when they pulled into the driveway of an old gray house with peeling paint." These are two paragraphs out of this delightful story about choices people made every day. The Pastor Jake could of pass up Marian, a young woman standing in the pouring rain and was lost and angry at life and the Almighty. He could of splash her and went on his way. Some inner voice tugged at his heart and he stopped and picked up the lost child, woman with many talents and assisted her to pick up her life and give her opportunities in his choir and church that opened doors for her and help him learn about his own insight as well as others. This delightful story, I found on a dark night and saw it was a Christian fiction and published on my birthday, it was like a calling from the Almighty. Please stop what you doing and read this short tale for there is a message about love, being lost and found and not be afraid for I know you before you were born and I will always be with you, my Child. Marian has a shady boyfriend and is in trouble along comes a protector, and friend who is investigated her back ground and trying to figure how to help her escape from her past. This book has harsh realities and Marian has allot to face before she can find herself and come back home to the Almighty. It is enjoyable, has action, drama and suspense. I recommend this book to anyone who has doubts if any transgression is too harsh, it is not and open your heart to be forgiven and not to be afraid of challenges and change. One door closes and another one opens. This enlightening story can be found at under categories of Fiction » Christian » Contemporary Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
  • Runaway Princesses on Sep. 19, 2012

    Runaway Princesses was an adorable fairy tale about two sisters who were raised in a royal family and disrespected many people and lessons they were taught. They were divas and framed the lower class and had them punishment for slight infractions. Until they became bored and decided to run away to the land of happy children they saw from the roof of their castle. They travelled along the road towards the town and tried to hide their plan to visit this town a few miles from the castle, and had to hide from hunters, the king's men and others. When they arrived they were in for a rude awakening and met shady as well as kind hearted people and learn many valuable lessons in their journey to discover happiness and many moral lessons away from home and when they returned to the kingdom, they had to prove who they were. This story was cute, hilarious and geared towards young children. It had colorful portraits drawn by the creative author with computer graphics and it was a pleasure to read. This is a keepsake in EBook or hard cover form. In the author’s words; “Thank you, Missus Red-hair,” Bruschetta said, running her fingers through very short tufts of hair. “This feels…, short.” “Yes, I am grateful: the itch is gone.” Biscottini said, smiling, feeling relieved. “Mother, can we sell this?” Rosehip asked. “If Bananamash and Buttermilk agree to do so, we can sell their locks of hair to the factory in Cauldron Town, where they make mattresses.” She turned to the princesses, “You can buy material to make new dresses with the money, or anything you like, for I notice you are wearing petticoats, poor darlings.” The princesses nodded their heads. “We agree,” they replied immediately. Following a quick breakfast of gruel with a little honey, and it continues on …. It was a sweet and enlightening tale and I would selected it as a gift to give to my children and grandchildren for it is written with care and concern to be shared with many. The graphics are a bonus and were a delightful addition to the story and .they could be used to teach art lessons by hand or research together how one could use computer technology to create their own pictures and story or to read and shared with your loved ones for entertainment.
  • Velvet Dawn (The Red Velvet Trilogy) on Nov. 23, 2012

    This author has the knack to write about the supernatural, vampires, wolves and shifters as fiery fighters who are enjoying the night life offer by glamorous owners of the ritzy nightclub, the Red Velvet on Halloween night. Some shifters, vampires and others are on edge and hyper attentive of the rumours of the evil insurgents were up to no good, and prepared for battle. In the midst of hot sensual steamy trysts, and the suspenseful hinting of an attack was coming, the conflicts, and events build up and the tension and the conclusion was an explosive climax in more ways then one. The question can the female vampire shifter defend herself against the hungry zombies or will her new lover come to the rescue to save her? This is a teaser to the author's other book available on Amazon, A Vampire's Touch. This novella was a lustful and action packed tale and supernatural as well as paranormal readers will definitely enjoy this one and the stories continuing the plot.
  • Huna, Ancient Miracle Healing Practices and The Future of Medicine on Feb. 15, 2013

    As a reader and an individual ill with physicians diagnosed as progressive MS, I was looking for an inspirational book,about Eastern Health, not Western. Tired of all the misdiagnoses, the surgeries and all the side effects of the medications. I started to research ancient healing practices. Huna, from Hawaiians and ancient times practices, is an natural healing energy we all have ingrained in our vessels and minds. Thus the saying mind over body, can be the great practitioner of healing an illness, condition or maintain good health. As I read through the book, alot of the concepts and knowledge rang a inner bell in my conscious and as a reader and patient I can testified that my mind has been negative lately and that it does affect one's health. There are some very informed knowledge in this book, and it can be a refreshing starting guide to take charge of your mind and help your body heal or increase your vitality instead of asking and crying "Why Me?" It has techniques and information to tap into a hidden source to improve your health, and helps one to look forward to discovering more about yourself, as a person and patient as you shed the negative shadows and skeletons out of your mind and give the body and being the strength to recover from many years of abuse. It is written by a physician and it is recommend that you do not stop taking medications or visiting the doctor, but integrating this Eastern theories in your schedule. In the author's words; "The Huna concept of illness matches very well the work of psychoneuroimmunobiology researchers. We are our thoughts. In 1637, René Descartes, the father of modern scientific theory from which modern medicine arises wrote, 'I think therefore I am.' He was not trying to prove that we existed but in writing this he opened the door to recognize that our thoughts are import and that they do in many ways shape us and the life we live. Our thoughts can either heal us and help us grow and evolve or they hinder us and hurt us, mold us in a way that causes illness and leads to more and more suffering. The Huna master recognized these hurts, pain and dysfunctions as important causes of the illnesses we humans suffer. Clearly, Huna works both for self healing and for facilitation of the skills and capacities of all physicians. It empowers us to positively affect our own life and body through how we live and what we think. Huna can and does also demonstrate how illness and disease can take hold of us and undermine who we are. With a deeper understanding of Huna we can see that illness is an Intelligent act of the body in response to our thoughts, feelings, emotions and lifestyle. As we will soon see, illness is most commonly, but not entirely, mediated through the stress mechanism. For our faulty beliefs and lies act against us not only on a cellular level but through the tension they create in the body, stress." As a reader I highly recommend this book for all interest in maintaining and improving your mind, body and spirit to be united and bring balance back to your being.
  • Destiny Unfulfilled on April 25, 2013

    Destiny Unfilled by Seight Byproxy, and edited By Stephen L. Wilson It is a short novella. It describes the scientific methods how the human beings were created and over time their DNA was transformed form one level of energy to higher levels of energy and knowledge. The masses are being monitor from a higher being and species. S8 is their relay technician and observer. The other character in the story is the controlled vessel, a human who was to be call as a messenger. It is written as a laboratory experiment, yet to this author it was an alert that the earth is under the microscope and if the solution is not resolve then doom's day may be around the corner. It explains that earth is an observation station and that the One is among the masses, and he or she needs to be in contact with the higher realm to prove that humanity is worth saving and allow to exist to move into the higher dimension. That the one will be advanced in all fields of education, physics, laws of metaphysics, mathematical, and other advanced studies, of telekinesis, and paranormal sixth sense awareness. Have an open mind to all the distorted beliefs of the religious beliefs and the corruption that plagues the earth. He or she will question all decisions made by governmental and national leaders and protest against the cruelty of wars. They will be able to tap into non- definite unseen energies forces to move the planet toward a higher awakening. That the supernatural occurrences from the crop circles to other unexplained occurrences happen through the energy forces hidden in the universe and is utilized by higher beings as a test, to bring the One to come to them. The higher beings walked among humanity before civilization began and when the experiment went wrong, and the energy decreased, negative energy and regression actions came from humanity, instead of expanding their minds, then the human race was extinguished and some survive, to continue the experiment with alter genetics, to be more advance then the rest of humankind. The threats on the horizon like the Y2K of 2000 crash and the 2012 end of the world may of pass but if humanity does not cooperate with the aliens and they cannot find the One residing on this planet, the experiment will fail and so will the existence of the human race. It is an interesting concept that a force above the 3rd realm we resided in is controlling the experiment and if the One, the earthly master does not come of hiding with all gifts intact, to save the masses, Doom's day may not be that far off. In the author's words: "Humans are the only hominid to have 23 pairs of chromosomes. All other hominids have 24. It is clear that this is due to the fusion of two chromosomes in humans. They are fused together end to end, creating a unique chromosome with equally unique properties [Figs. 2, 3]. Little is known by the MNO colony regarding the function of this odd union. The ability to manipulate specific DNA was a result of the hybrids’ scientific technology - i.e., S8’s use of energy so that the Anunnaki science would advance the MNO experiment toward The Objective. The Anunnaki were programmed by S8 to create this technology. By fusing the chromosomes of all humanoids, the hybrids knew that the creatures would then possess empathy, compassion and trust, among other traits useful for mass mind control." This reader believes that transforming DNA's reconstruction is occurring, as birth defects are a reality, why then not the ability to untapped the dominant mind and discover a secret code ingrain in our DNA structure and may be waiting for the right sign, may it be spiritual or an alien sound. This book is definitely a topic to investigate, for you never know what lies beyond the unseen. Life continues on, and energies as well as intelligence may be the answer and key that may unlock the secret. Be daring and venture into reading this and other works and open your mind to all, and become prepare just in case. AUTHOR INFORMATION: Seight Byproxy (S8-BP) EMAIL: FACEBOOK: SMASHWORDS: GOOGLE PLUS: TWITTER: CONNECT WITH THE PUBLISHER: If you are an author, and are in need of an editor/proofer, or an online publishing agent, please contact Stephen L. Wilson. FACEBOOK: BLOG: EMAIL: TWITTER: FOR OTHER EBOOKS BY STEPHEN L. WILSON: SMASHWORDS:
  • Pageant Plot Pardon - Play - Esther on Sep. 27, 2013

    Highly Powerful In the author's words; "Inspirational script for amateur and professional actors/directors/producers of stage/film. Includes: cast titles.[Actors can multi-roleplay]. Script based on the Biblical book of Esther. I tried it out with a ladies group and we had such fun. Stage directions are also included, plus settings for every scene, which can be personalized. Great for theatre groups". She is very creative and artistic taking the story of Esther from the bible and wrote it in easy friendly description that can be transformed into a theatre performance; Get ready Broadway and great church and school plays. This author has a personal touch and should write play theatre books for all chapters of the bible and churches can utilize to put on a performance and share the joy of the bible in real life action.
  • Edit, Self-publish; Sell your book with Six Top Online Publishers on Sep. 29, 2013

    "This book contains valuable information, links and hyperlinks to resources that will enable you to get your book published. As you will see, each online publisher has their own formatting resolution. You will find at least one publisher who will fit your needs, whether you want an ebook available to your readers, access to Amazon, who facilitate writers very well, with their own regulatory systems in place. You may wish to go to a friendly publisher with links to other countries, such as UK, or have a specialized title that needs in-depth cover graphics, or hard cover. You will find resolutions for your particular needs right here. The author has published with the self-publishers included in this book, and wants to see your book out there in the market place, where others can enjoy your work. If you have any other questions not covered in this volume, please contact the publisher for advice: Email: [owner of Aussieoibooks]. There is no problem that cannot be resolved, from editing to publishing, to that golden moment when you hold your title in your hand, we are here for you:" The above preamble or paragraph describes this little gem exactly as it is. It explores all the resources and different techniques as a writer you need to publish your own smashwords and other self published books. I am not tech savy at times and when I came across a snag, I contact the publisher. She was more then gracious in helping me to understand in layman's terms how to create bookmarks and other questions I had for her. Being able to have a ebook or hard copy to reference at times can prevent future headaches and finished polished product. Highly recommend this author and publisher's experience and knowledge. A good investment for future success.
  • Five Golden Rings and a Diamond - Part One - Ireland Passion and Pain on Dec. 20, 2013
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    Looking for a variety of stories from traditional Irish to funny to religious with creative wording and beautiful artwork for adults to young children then this author may be the one to read. Her stories are a delicious treat to curl up with hot chocolate, English tea and trumpets by a fire place fire on a snowy night or by the seashore in the warm weather. Preview and I guarnattee you will be pleased to find this author and her gems of love written for all ages. Packages that come in small boxes or books are a forever gift. Back to this sentimental and Irish folklore as the fire is crackling and the snow has this reader in a mood for a entertaining story or stories. This author is on my top ten list for 2013 and 2014 as I look forward to see more of this talented author's books. Happy holidays and Merry CHRISTMAS.