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A cool #Vella interview about the Jane Austen Murders #shortreads #kindlevella

I was honored last night to be interviewed by podcaster and writer Anton Crucis about my Kindle Vella story THE JANE AUSTEN MURDERS.

You can view the entire interview here : Youtube

P.S. it’s about 15 minutes, so not too long!!

And I really have to stop talking with my hands!

Check out my other Vella stories, here: VELLA


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Episode 15 in #KindleVella MAGIC’S CHARM releases today #fantasy #magic #romance

If it’s Thursday, that means a new episode of MAGIC’S CHARM is released.

Here’s a little snippet from episode 15 which just dropped:

They sped along the Vegas desert as the sun finally jumped the horizon. He understood her desire to wear the huge sunglasses now since he had to squint against the sun’s glare as they headed straight into the light of day.

A half-hour after leaving the compound the limo turned into the terminal. Rhys counted the number of commercial flights all ready to leave the bustling city, an equal number ready to land from the skies above them.

“The average number of flights into the city each day is estimated between five and six hundred,” Siobhan said as the limo taxied to the private airstrip abutting  McClarren airport.

“Everybody loves Vegas,” Rhys said.

“And thank God they do or I’d be on perpetual tour. Or out of a job.”

“We’re here, Ms. d’Arc,” the driver announced.

Siobhan nodded as the car stopped. The driver opened her door while Rhys exited the opposite one. They were standing in a private indoor hangar. Rhys had been impressed by the amount of priceless art in the d’Arc home, but his awe grew ten times when he spotted the Bombardier Challenger 300 jet standing in front of them with a magic wand stenciled on the nose.

“Never seen a private jet before, McDowell?” Siobhan asked as she sauntered past him to walk up the steps to the plane.

“Seen one. Never flew in one, though.” He followed her up the steps.

“Well, you’ll have something fun to write about in your diary tonight, then, won’t you?”

The luxurious interior boasted 8 oversized captain chairs in the main cabin.

“Welcome, sir,” the flight attendant said. “My name is Rachel. I’ll be flying with you today.”

Rhys nodded as she snuck a peak at the cockpit instrument board.

Siobhan took a seat next to a window and strapped in. Rhys plopped down opposite her and did the same.

“There are seven other chairs in this plane,” she said, peering over the top of her sunglasses, “and you have to sit right there?”

“It’ll be easier to talk this way. You did promise to let me interview you.”

She slid her glasses back up her nose and made a play for looking out the window as the engines revved.

“We should arrive in about sixty minutes,” Rachel told them. She carried a carafe of coffee on a try, two mugs next to it along with cream and sweetener cups.

“Black for me, please,” Rhys said, accepting the mug once she’d filled it. She never asked Siobhan how she took it, just made it and handed it to her.

“Would you like a fruit plate for breakfast, Mr. McDowell, or eggs, bacon, and toast?”

“The latter,” he told her.

“Very good. Once we’re at cruising altitude I’ll bring everything out.”

Siobhan thanked her before the woman went to the back of the plane and seated herself.

“So,” Rhys said, after taking a sip of the most delicious coffee he’d ever had. “Your own plane. Nice perk.”

Slowly, she turned from looking out the window to face him, her sunglasses still in place. He’d give anything to see her eyes.

“We do quite a bit of traveling all around the country and this way is easier all around.”

“But I have to imagine it’s costly.”

She shrugged. “What good is having money if you don’t spend it?”

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A #bookthrone #kindlevella #giveaway #Entertowin


I’m so excited to tell you about this wonderful new contest from BOOKTHRONE. It’s specifically for Kindle Vella readers ( and you should be one) and 2 of my books are featured. You can read the rules and enter here: KINDLE VELLA BOOKTHRONE CONTEST

We’re giving away a $250 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky Book Throne reader. 

For your chance to win, all you have to do is READ, READ, & READ. Read, Follow the Story, Give Thumbs-Up to Episodes, and Award your Weekly Fave Vote to our stories above. All stories are only available on Kindle Vella. The more you read the better. Our sponsoring authors would love every bit of support from you. 

INCREASE YOUR CHANCE TO WIN by doing one or all of the following;

Read the first 3 episodes of our stories above for free on Kindle Vella

Share the giveaway through the links below.

Refer a friend

Winner will be chosen randomly. 

Entries must be received by midnight July 15th, 2022 GMT.

The Winner will be contacted via email not more than 48hrs after the giveaway has ended.

(Beware of Scammers! Book Throne will never ask you to fill in a form or ask for any payment whatsoever when you win. We  also DO NOT announce winners on Facebook or any social media platforms. Always refer to the giveaway page to check if you’ve won.)

This giveaway is sponsored by the following authors;

Pearl Hunter, Linda Nightingale, R.G. Roberts, Peggy Jaeger, Penelope Wright, Joan Reeves, Carly Claire, Emma Lynn Everly, Eva DeMoan & Book Throne.  


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#KindleVella workshop reminder

Hey kids – just popping in to remind all you romance writers and RWA members that I’m presenting a workshop this Saturday on the RWA website for those of you who want to know about Kindle Vella.

Here’s the link to join – it’s $25 for RWA members and $ 50 for non. And you don’t have to write romance to join us. The KindleVella platform is open to all genres of fiction writing. : Kindleforbeginners

If you’ve been considering adding your work to this platform, this class is for you. I’ll tell you all the ins and outs to get your story uploaded and in front of new readers.

Hope to see you Saturday.

This is a Zoom workshop and the link will be sent to you if you register. The class is being recorded.


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