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Don't miss this Cover Reveal...

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New Cover REVEAL: A Ranger’s Tale by Mysti Parker The world of Tallenmere was born in January, 2011 with this first exciting story about Caliphany, an elven noblewoman who longs to leave her gilded cage, and Galadin, the half-elf former pirate who trains her to do just that. To better reflect its place in the burgeoning series and Caliphany's choice between two good men, cover artist Caroline Andrus and I tore down the original cover to make room for a whole new look! 


Join us for this exciting reveal party on Facebook, Friday, March 29 from 5-10 PM EST. Bring a friend, too. There do be prizes, mateys!  *$25 Amazon.com gift card *Signed Print copy of A Ranger’s Tale *And MORE! CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY:https://www.facebook.com/events/103766896485420/ Blurb: In the world of Tallenmere, an elven noblewoman longed to leave her gilded cage. A half-breed former pirate wanted nothing more than to escape his guilty past. Easier said than done...

High elf Caliphany Aranea leads an enviable …

A bit of nostalgia

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Here's a little bit of nostalgia for my fellow children of the 80s. Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books published by Bantam (now Random House) they used to sell at the Scholastic book fairs? Does the Cave of Time ring any bells? I loved those books, and at one time I think I had almost the entire collection.



If you have no idea what I'm talking about, the books usually featured some sort of adventure, such as, time travel, and were written in the second person. You would read the story and then be presented with choices every few pages. So if you wanted to enter the cave, you'd flip to page 40, or if you wanted to turn back, you'd flip to page 80. Ultimately each book had a multitude of possible outcomes. Some were better than others. Of course, if you chose wrong, there was really nothing to stop you from going back and choosing the other option. Not that I did that sort of thing. By the way, in case you don't know me very well, that last statem…

A very short story

I'm not entirely sure what possessed me to write this story, but I kind of liked it after I was done, so I thought I'd share it here. I hope you enjoy it.

Replacements
I remember how pathetic Martin looked that day on the bench in Central Park. Nothing like the first time I’d met him. I had half a mind to walk up and kick him in the shins, but I had long since gotten over the whole fiasco, and besides, Martin was an android. Sure, he would offer a programmed pain response, but would it really hurt him? Anyhow, I was ultimately in a better place than I had been when he first came into my life. I decided I’d stop and see why he looked so dejected, if an android could even be dejected. “Hello, Martin. Lovely day, isn’t it?” He looked up at me, the faint sound of his servo-motors mingling with the new spring breeze. “Oh, hello, Robert. Lovely day? I hadn’t noticed.” Even though it was impossible for Martin’s particular model of android to age, besides the normal wear and tear that is, …