Friday, September 30, 2016

Chasing Symmetry by Tempeste Black - Goodreads Book Giveaway!


Enter the Goodreads Giveaway here!
Hurry! Giveaway ends October 1!


Chasing Symmetry

Someone had been trying for the perfect shade of red . . .

When art professor Bianca James tries to save a dying woman, the grudge-holding chief of police is all too quick to catapult her to the top of the suspect list. As if that isn’t enough, her ex-boyfriend’s younger brother, Finn Tierny, is assigned to the case, and she’s faced with a trilogy of dilemmas: go head to head with the chief, stop a cold-blooded killer on her own, or trust another Tierny.

Finn’s return to Riley’s Peak is bittersweet. He’s flooded with memories, both good and bad, as he battles doubts about being a cop, a cantankerous father, a jealous brother, and a drug dealer with a rap-sheet longer than the list of addicts he’s been supplying. 

Threats escalate, the suspect list grows, and it becomes clear—the murderer’s resolve to kill Bianca is almost as strong as Finn’s desire to keep her alive.

Almost.

About the Author
When Nancy Smith and Cat Trizzino met in an online writers’ group, their individual styles blended to a shared vision. Though they live in different states, Nancy in Michigan, Cat in Maryland, their passion for well-crafted stories makes the physical distance irrelevant.

Tempeste Blake is the result of their combined voices, an author who writes grab-the-tissue-box, heart-in-your-throat romantic suspense and loves to throw her characters into the deep end to see if they sink or swim.

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway here!
Hurry! Giveaway ends October 1!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Aaberdeen: The Beginning of the End: Part 1: Journeys Collide by L M Blair


Teen and young adult fantasy.

by L M Blair 

In Aaberdeen: The Beginning of the End: Part 1, follow the mystery and adventures of Shawn, Clio, Bruno, Prince Frederic and Sir Emmett as they set out to find what awaits them in the mystical land of Aaberdeen.

Aaberdeen is no longer a land teeming with mystical and magical creatures. Hope, honor and magic are rare commodities. A melancholy has settled upon the land where the people have forgotten their past and fight their own potential. Rulers make laws to preserve their positions. The common man, more common than ever, has little hope in the future, especially as the dark forces gather. 

There is one ray of hope and a chance to spread goodness in the land or the evil will increase. But first, those who have forgotten or fight their destiny must be reminded of their potential and ability as they must first choose to go on this journey of self-discovery.


Follow Aaberdeen on facebook


Monday, September 26, 2016

Divine Love by Dylan Morrison

“A compact collection of stirring thoughts.”

by Dylan Morrison  

Divine Love is an inspirational collection of spiritual musings from the pen of Irish writer, Dylan Morrison. The fruit of a life-long, roller-coaster journey, it encapsulates Morrison's personal take on all things God, Self and Religious. Each pithy reflection aims to release us from our propensity for self-deception, by leading us to the Mystery of Source and its healing offspring, Self-compassion. Morrison's literary tools are humor, mixed with a disarming, Irish honesty as he examines what really makes us tick.

The favored Linus blankets of both organized religion and New Age philosophies come under his razor-sharp scrutiny, opening up liberating, new areas of exploration for the sincere, spiritual seeker. If you're asking life's big questions, then Divine Love is surely the book for you.


About the Author
Dylan Morrison is an Irish spiritual author and out of the box Yeshua thinker, now resident in the historic cathedral city of Lincoln, England. An ex-high school mathematics teacher, he unexpectedly became an author after two mystical experiences gate crashed his humdrum life back in June 2004.

Dylan writes from an inspiring stream of consciousness, particularly for those damaged by or just curious about the psycho-spiritual religious world. His aim is to remove the religious packaging from around the historical Nazarene prophet, Yeshua bar Yosef, inviting his readers into a practical experience of Yeshua's spirituality.

Dylan's first book 'The Prodigal Prophet', a 'Wizard of Oz' meets Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress', details his roller coaster journey in search of the Divine in the often whacky yet deeply tragic world of Irish Charismatic religion.

Dylan's second book 'Bolts From The Blue', an inspirational daily reader on the mystical search for meaning is now available in paperback and Kindle editions.

'Way Beyond The Blue' is Dylan's third book, a book for both mind and heart. Rooted in the often neglected practice of Christian mysticism, Irish contemplative, Dylan leads us into an exploratory roller-coaster tour of our inner and outer psychological landscapes.

'Matrix Messiah' is possibly Dylan's most controversial book to date, examining the human predicament and the Nazarene, Yeshua bar Yosef, from the perspective of mimetic theory and transpersonal psychology. The hidden message of history's leading religious icon sheds new light on our most human of problems; rivalry and its contagious violence.

'Mystical Steps' is Dylan's most recent book. Concerned by the lack of reading material regarding mysticism within both religious and non-religious spiritual genres, Dylan has penned this little book to encourage the potential mystic on their way. The three main branches of mysticism are outlined and discussed with some practical tips as how our mystical sensitivities may be developed and explored.

Zan, Dylan's long-suffering wife for the past 35 years, is glad that he writes - it gives her a few hours each day to enjoy the peace and quiet that his literary endeavors require.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Manhunter Realizations: Book Two Of The Manhunter Chronicles by H. F. Daniels


“Monster…out of the worst nightmare!”

Book Two Of The Manhunter Chronicles

It is now the year 2090 and the world is still recovering from the plague that devastated mankind half a century ago only to now be faced with a new threat.

Conrad Hutchins is a Manhunter. A late 21st century bounty hunter who up until a few months ago had lived a happy adventurous, albeit dangerous life. Catch the bad guys, bring them in, get paid. His assignment a few months ago was to catch a monstrous killer and bring him in for justice.

The job was supposed to be a simple one. That is until he found out that the killer was a true to life, right out of the worst nightmare real "Monster". He also found out that the monsters of mankind's legends really do exist and he was given a strange but powerful weapon which he used to kill two of them. The weapon however, he is finding, may be more dangerous than the monsters themselves.

To add to this woes, he has fallen in love with an exotic alien beauty who is from a race of beings who have hidden themselves from mankind for thousands of years, and he is not sure where his love life is headed. The government has assigned him the job of hunting down and killing these monsters.

Unbeknownst to him is that some of these monsters are already up to no good and mankind is in their sights. Worse the baddest of these monsters has decided it wants to hunt down Conrad personally and it is not the only one.

Read this exciting, action filled second novel in "The Manhunter Chronicles" series as Conrad tries to stop these monsters without knowing that he himself has become the prey.


About the Author
Retired as a Maintenance Supervisor after some long but rewarding years. Now I am enjoying my retirement doing what I always wanted to do, but could not find the time while working long hours. Writing science fiction and science fantasy novels.

Book One of the Manhunter Chronicles

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Manhunter Revelations: Book One Of The Manhunter Chronicles by H. F. Daniels


Suspense, Thriller, Fantasy!”


Book One Of The Manhunter Chronicles

The year is 2089. The world is still recovering from the inhuman plague that killed over 90% of the human population 48 years ago.

The northwest town of Woodspirit is under attack. A number of women in the town have been viciously killed while being torn apart. The local police have been unable to catch this killer and have lost men in the process. The killer attacks have been so brutal that only a man with a truly monsterous nature could commit such acts.

Conrad Hutchins is a "Manhunter". A late 21st century bounty hunter who brings the worst of the worst in for justice. Hired by the sheriff and an exotically beautiful woman from the town of Woodspirit, his assignment is to catch and bring this monstrous killer in for justice. In the process of tracking down this killer, Conrad discovers that not all is as it seems in this town. What if this monster of a killer Conrad is hunting really is a "monster”? What if the "monsters" in mankind’s legends are truly real.


About the Author
Retired as a Maintenance Supervisor after some long but rewarding years. Now I am enjoying my retirement doing what I always wanted to do, but could not find the time while working long hours. Writing science fiction and science fantasy novels.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy


A beautiful, smart horse's adventurous journey,”


For hundreds of years, generations of wild mustangs have roamed large parts of the western United States. Many of these magnificent animals can live their entire lives without ever seeing a single human being. Being completely self-sufficient, they inhabit the wilderness in groups, living together peacefully and posing no threat to any of the other animals with which they share the land.

Through knowledge that has been passed down to them from their ancestors, these horses are masters of survival and know what things to fear and how to protect themselves from those dangers.

This is the story of a special horse. His life begins much the same as the other young horses in his group, but will turn out to be much different. Through no fault of his own, he is separated from everything he has come to know and thrown into an entirely different way of life. Although his world changes drastically, his adventures continue until he finds himself in the unexpected position to repay a kindness that was once shown to him.

Friendship can sometimes be found in the least likely forms, in the most difficult times. 


About the Author
Cathy Kennedy spent the first years of her life growing up in Pennsylvania, USA, before moving to South Florida at age 17. Her book, Meeting of the Mustangs, was started during her teenage years in Pennsylvania and would not be completed until many years later. The story of the wild mustangs is somewhat reflective of her life living in the country, where her family owned horses. She wanted to complete the book for younger readers who have a love for animals, and finally convinced herself that she should continue the story where she'd stopped writing many years before. She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and three rescued tuxedo cats.

Gina's Review
Author Cathy Kennedy shares the story of an American Mustang, born in the wilds of Kansas. The colt finds himself growing up fast in America’s heartland with narrowing escapes, challenging scenarios, and small victories. Finally, captured and expected to behave, the young horse tries to fit in… “He hadn’t meant to misbehave. He thought about being in the fields and the mountains and what his life had been like so long ago. He thought of his old friends and the fun that he had…”

Author Kennedy includes the heartbreaking reality of the perils the Mustangs face each day, and that it is our responsibility to care and nurture them. Meeting the Mustangs is a reminder that our heritage and treasure roams on four legs. Recommended reading for children/teenagers. 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Man from Nowhere: Time Cruisers Volume II by Tim Frady

Circa 1880
Travel to the old West - to South Fork!
Meet up with real-life gunslingers Wyatt Earp and Billy the Kid.

Time Cruisers Book 2 Kindle Edition
by Tim Frady  

A man appeared from nowhere near the small out west town of South Fork in the 1800’s, and quickly became the town’s trusted sheriff. His speed with a gun was greater than what any of the locals had ever seen before. If only he could remember who he was and where he came from,he might have a chance against the man every bit as fast with a gun as he is that wants him dead and doesn’t care who he has to kill to do it.

Famous American historical figures Billy the Kid and Wyatt Earp play a part in the mystery and wild west action. Will they help the sheriff or just try to kill him?

A hero with no name, unsolvable mysteries that don’t add up, gunslingers without mercy that seemingly defy the laws of nature. What secrets lie in South Fork? Will those secrets destroy the town? Do those secrets threaten the future of the world? It’s a wild and crazy, weird western adventure that goes where no other western has gone before. Until now!

Characters
  • Sheriff John Gunn – The sheriff has no idea what his real name is or where he came from originally. He soon discovers that he has a gift with revolvers.
  • Rachel Jones - girlfriend of sheriff. She’s a kind hearted, church going, beautiful woman that the sheriff looks at as an angel from above.
  • Peter Jones – Rachel’s dead husband.
  • Deputy Chester Fife – He’s basically a classic sidekick to the sheriff. He means well, but often does his duties inefficiently.
  • Wyatt Earp – Marshall comes to town in response to murders committed by Bastian Wolfe.
  • Billy the Kid – Comes to town causing major chaos.
  • Mr. Silverstone – owns most of the town and thus believes that he owns the sheriff’s office as well.
  • Bastian Wolfe – He’s the bad guy who knows more about the sheriff than the sheriff does himself.
  • David Bannon – Scientist with a big secret.  He’s also the brother of Rachel Jones. He blames himself for the death of Rachel’s husband.
  • Emma -  owns the saloon. She’s a smart business woman who doesn’t take to the sheriff automatically.
  • Sam - Bartender

About the Author
Tim Frady books show his wide range of interests including health and fitness, science fiction, and cartoon characters. Living healthy and having fun are the primary focus of all his work.

Connect with Tim…

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hyperforce II: Of Madmen and Megalomaniacs

Enemies All Around Them! 
A Team in Turmoil!
Of Madmen and Megalomaniacs 

Hyperforce accomplished much in its first year together. But now, with one of their most powerful members gone, the team must try to unravel the machinations of their foe, ‘Mind Master.’ 

But Mind Master is not the only threat they must face. Because a new foe (or is he a friend?) has risen from the sea and is seeking out the team of superheroes. But what does he actually want from them? Does he seek their aid? Or does he have more nefarious plans in mind? 

The adventures of the nascent super-team continue as villain after villain, one more powerful than the last, attack the team again and again.
But their newest, most mysterious foe may be more than they can handle. A hulking grey skinned brute with strange and terrible powers may signal the end for Hyperforce. A monster whose battle cry of ‘Kneel and know Dyspair!’ would send an involuntary shudder down the spine of the bravest of men.

With not only their own lives, but those of people all over the world at stake, will Hyperforce be enough to stop their terrible new enemy? And what of the traitor and spy in their midst? Will he be discovered in time?
Find out the answer to all of these questions within the pages of ‘Hyperforce II: Of Madmen and Megalomaniacs.’ 


About the Author
Hello my friends, my name is Ralph L. Angelo, Jr. I am the author of several books that are available here on Amazon in both kindle and paperback versions. They range from epic fantasy (The Crystalon Saga), Sword and Sorcery (Torahg the Warrior)to Sci-Fi/Space Opera (The Cagliostro Chronicles)and Super-hero adventure (Hyperforce)as well as terror (The Halloween Terror of Weatsboro) to non-fiction (Help! They're all out to get me! The motorcyclists Guide to Surviving the Everyday World)

I was also voted 'Best New Author' in the 2014 'New Pulp Awards'
So check out my novels, I'm sure you'll find something that you'll like. My Cagliostro Chronicles series is a best seller here on Amazon and has gained quite an audience. You might want to start there.

Connect with Ralph…
Website: RLAngeloJr.com

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Press Release American Horse Publications


For Immediate Release
American Horse Publications

Riding & Writing with Gina McKnight
Author, freelance writer, blogger, and equestrian, Gina McKnight, shares her current interview series Equestrians from Around the World! Enjoy informative anecdotes, training suggestions, world-class riders, and much more available on her Riding & Writing blog.
  • New! Now a contributing blogger at Capper’s Farmer! Read about life around the farm, horses, and more! “Loving Cherokee”  Gina Capper’s Farmer


  • A great interview with international fine artist Zan Economopoulos in the September 2016 issue of Arabian Finish Line!


September archived articles…
An interview with Author and Rider DK Raymer
“Riding Marwari” An interview with Rider Saif Patel
“WHOA for Horses” An interview with William Koester
“A Lifetime Horseman” An interview with Author and Rider Mike Yarbro

Horse Book and Horse Business Promotions, including New Stallion Row!
New Stallion Row ! Featuring Intoxication!

Would you like to showcase your horse business, stallion, book, art, or photography? Send an email with your information to gmcknight11@gmail.com



DARREN by Kumani Persons - eBook Giveaway!

Kindle eBook Giveaway!!
Enter to win here!

Darren: AN OCCURRANCE 
Kindle Edition

Here you will read a story about the extreme pleasure of a young man who enjoyed science and loved the study of animals. The account is written as fiction. The dialogue has been originally created. 

What appears in the story is disturbing and horrifying. It may be difficult for some to read. There is no attempt to soften the impact. 

This book is about the will of the human spirit to survive. This is an unspeakable horror. As a matter of mind, this story is about a heart that presents first as good and turns evil. 

A horrible, hopeless situation conceivable within the mind turns a man to evil through mind, matter, courage, and intelligence. 

This book gives a sense of mind control, in control and out of control. A distinguished intern’s life is violently disrupted. Inexplicably, he manipulates his mind for his will to live. 

About the Author
I studied linguistic and my personal traits are poet, author, singer, and lyricist. I am credited to writing songs with Paramount Song and Music City Media.

My poetry is what instigated my professional writing career. In addition to being a writer I am a notable entrepreneur, and orator. 

Kindle eBook Giveaway!!
Enter to win here!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

An Interview with Author DK Raymer


Welcome author and rider DK Raymer!

DK released her new audiobook Lily’s Song earlier this year. Lily is a companion horse, an Arabian mare who “shares her stall with a goat named Walter and a cat named Boo. Together they observe life on the busy farm, a life that she cannot participate in. Lily has every comfort at Nelson Farm but she does not have a person to call her own, and she is beginning to wonder if she ever will. When a new chiropractor arrives from Boston, Massachusetts to treat the owner's champion reining horse, Lily discovers that Dr. McCullen has a daughter. Eleven-year-old Micah feels just as out of place at Nelson Farm as Lily does. She has never been to a farm, has never seen a real horse, and is reeling from the sudden loss of her father. Is this sad girl the person Lily has been waiting for? Can a broken mare help Micah heal? Lily's Song is a celebration of life, of friends found in the most unlikely places, and a tribute to the healing power of love.” (Shared from Lily’s Song ©2016 D.K. Raymer.)

GM: When was your first encounter with a horse?  
DKR: I was a city kid, so my exposure to real horses was extremely limited. I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I read about them, drew pictures of them, daydreamed about owning one, and watched every TV show that had a horse in it. I recall going to a Christmas parade when I was four years old. That’s where I saw my first horse. An influential attorney lived nearby, and he raised palomino show horses. He and his wife toured the U.S., appearing in parades with their horses decked out in full silver-embellished tack. They were simply stunning. The Palomino Parade Horses from Campbell Farm in Coesse, Indiana, gave me a love and appreciation for horses that I carry to this day.

GM: Is Lily fashioned after a horse that you have known or know?
DKR: Actually, Lily was inspired by two horses.  A couple of years ago, when I decided I wanted to write horse stories for young readers, I knew I wanted to feature horses that are often overlooked. They may not be the most beautiful, or the youngest, or the best-trained. They may not be able to carry a rider, but they are horses, nonetheless, and every horse has a story. So, one evening I was browsing rescue sites, reading the listings for available horses. I stumbled across the profile of a beautiful Arabian mare named Helen. She was blind. Her picture stuck with me, and that’s when Lily’s story began to form. In fact, Lily’s Song is dedicated to that mare.

A few weeks later, I had the opportunity to work with a phenomenal business coach who uses a team of Equine Coaches in her business. It’s quite a unique concept. Several of her horses are rescues. For our groundwork exercises, I was paired with a flashy American Paint horse named Fame, who had recently lost the vision in his left eye. He was transitioning from a career as a working cow horse, to a new career working with people. What I learned from Fame rounded out Lily’s character.

GM: Walter the goat and Boo the cat are endearing characters. How did DKR: they come about in your brainstorming process?
That’s a great question! I would love to tell you they took weeks to create, but that’s not what happened. When I began to write about Lily, a Nubian goat and a big Maine Coon Cat showed up, fully formed, from the first sentence. Sometimes that happens when you write fiction. I knew these three were going to be inseparable throughout the story. All I had to do was name them.

GM: What are you currently writing?
DKR: I’m having great fun writing a new book called, Remi and Bella Need a New Home. This story takes place in Florida, and features a beloved aging pony who suddenly finds himself homeless. Three girls, (best friends) learn of Remi’s plight, and set out to find a new home for Remi and his canine companion. In the process, they make a profound impact on their school, and their community. I wanted this story to feature young heroines with no horse experience at all, who still find a way to change the life of one small pony. I hope to have this book finished by November.

GM: Describe your writing process and your daily routine...
DKR: I’m very organized, so that helps me juggle multiple projects. During the week, I coach writers and other creatives who want help with marketing, or need instruction about the writing process – fiction, non-fiction, scriptwriting, etc. I also work in the field of patient advocacy, so I am developing non-fiction material for that audience, too. I write fiction in the evenings and on weekends. Helps me unwind and stay centered. I love long fiction, and writing the new horse books have been a wonderful experience.

When I write a book, I always produce the e-book version first because the formatting is very straightforward. Once that is complete, I begin work on an audiobook version. That includes auditioning Narrators/Producers, cover design, and approval of chapters as they’re complete. (Lily’s Song, and my other audiobooks, are available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes.) Producing an audiobook takes several weeks in-studio, so while that is in production, I format the story once again for trade paperback. My books are available as Kindle eBooks, trade paperback and audio.

I concentrate on writing one book at a time, but regularly add to development files for additional projects. Once one book is complete, I move onto the next based on which is the most fully developed. Currently, I have more than 2 dozen projects in some stage of development.

GM: Do you have advice for novice writers?
DKR: I have been a writer for most of my life, published both traditionally and independently. I have also worked in the film and TV industry developing projects for a family audience. I can tell you with certainty that there has never been a better time to be a writer. The gatekeepers are gone. You don’t have to wait to be chosen anymore. You now have the ability to connect directly with readers and carve your own place in the universe.

Read everything. Hone your craft. Build great stories and a body of work you are proud of. Learn about marketing, promotion and building community. You can’t do it all at once; nobody can. Get organized. Ask for help where you need it. Ignore the haters. Cultivate relationships with people who will help you grow and flourish. Remember that your career, like your books, are a work in progress. Most of all, love the process and your readers.

GM: What’s the key to writing a book that children will read again and again?
DKR: If there was a surefire trick to attracting and keeping readers, everybody would be using it. Of course, there isn’t, but there are some things you can do to help you connect with potential readers. So, here’s my short answer: The story must have heart. The characters must be engaging. (You don’t have to like what they do, but you do need to care enough about them to see what happens next.) And the setting must be well-drawn. If you can nail all three points, you will have created a world readers will want to return to.

GM: As a rider, what does horsemanship mean to you?
DKR: Horsemanship is more to me than technical ability or skill. True horsemanship separates people who just ride horses (albeit very well), from people who truly know and respect their equine partners. Horsemanship involves teamwork, connection, mindset, generosity, a desire to constantly learn, and the willingness to set an example for other riders and horse owners. Horsemanship, to me, is a reflection of the same noble qualities that horses themselves possess.

Author Bio
DK Raymer grew up reading the books of Marguerite Henry, Sam Savitt, Wesley Dennis and Anna Sewell. If a horse was anywhere in the story, she read it. Her library shelf still contains her favorite childhood horse books. When she was thirteen, DK finally got a horse of her own, a retired roping horse named Flicka. The gentle black mare stood 16.2 hands tall and was DK’s best friend through her teen years.

As an adult, DK worked for a New York entertainment producer, writing and developing family-friendly projects for film and TV. Today, DK writes books for adults, and horse stories for a new generation of young readers who share her love of horses, especially those who don’t yet have a horse of their own. DK also coach’s writers and other creatives, and works nationally as a Patient Safety Advocate.

DK lives in Missouri with her family. She and her husband share their home with two quirky little dogs named Petey and Jax. At present she does not have her own horse, but hopes to remedy that soon.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Author Aleksandra Layland


“A place at a time not now, and in a place not of our world.”
Available in paperback and eBook here!

The Triumph of the Heart, The Windflower Saga, Volume 1 
by Aleksandra Layland

Ansgar: The Struggle of a people is the first book in the Windflower Saga trilogy. It tells the story of a young duke who comes from a noble Kimbrian family. He seeks out the remnants of an indigenous people, called the Kimbrii, to try to help their culture survive. The Kimbrii are a horse culture, and renowned as horse archers and herdsmen, but were subjugated when their lands were colonized by the Kimbrians and pushed into a wasteland. Ansgar journeys into the wasteland to find them, only to come near death. He is saved by a young woman, named Keholani, who is a clan chief of the Kimbrii. He falls in love with her and they marry, beginning a family line, the only one of four royal ducal lines which is of mixed heritage, who carry on the language and traditions of the Kimbrii, especially their love and respect for horses, in a secret Kimbrii homeland hidden inside the wastelands. 

Read an excerpt here!


The story of their descendants continues in the other novels of the trilogy: “Of Wisdom and Valor: The Art of War. The Path of Peace.” (Part II of the Windflower Saga) and “Far Haven: A Quest for certitude. A Fight for Justice.” As well as in the related novellas: “The Feathered Crown”, “Far Endeavor,” and “Bind Not the Heart.”


A Windflower Saga Story for Kids

Bright Star, A Pony of the Kimbrii is a short kids picture book which tells about the first pony that Keholani had as a child. Bright Star becomes the best friend of a seven-year-old girl named Keho. As a young pony he leaves the high meadows to live with her in her village. He later returns to the meadows to become a herd stallion, like his father, protecting the mares and foals from danger. This is a story of courage and friendship, as a young colt matures into a brave and courageous stallion.

Read an excerpt here!

A related picture book called “Tiyo, The Dog Who Saved Ansgar tells the story of the herding dog who helped Keholani rescue Ansgar in the Wastelands. 


About the Author
Aleksandra Layland is a retired civil engineer and federal civil servant who worked primarily for the United States Air Force as a senior installation engineering manager responsible for buildings, airfields, infrastructure, fire protection, and emergency preparedness. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Western Caroline Islands where she helped build school classrooms and cafeterias, low income housing, and simple village water distribution systems. Her other interests include arts and crafts, family genealogy, religion and spirituality, fostering peace in the world, and enjoying retirement with family and friends.

The Windflower Saga book series is comprised of the following volumes which trace the lives of members of the fictional Ansgar ducal family against a background of struggles between forces such as good and evil, love and hate, and war and peace. 

Connect with Aleksandra…

The Windflower Saga Trilogy:

Related novellas and children’s books:
The Feathered Crown, A Windflower Saga Novella
Bind Not the Heart, A Windflower Saga Novella
Far Endeavor, A Windflower Saga Novella
Tiyo, The Dog Who Saved Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Story for Kids
Bright Star, A Pony of the Kimbrii, A Windflower Saga Story for Kids
Keri and Kalina, A Windflower Saga Chapter Book
Golden Skye of Ansgar, A Windflower Saga Middle Grade Novel

“A place at a time not now, and in a place not of our world.”
Available in paperback and eBook here!

Monday, September 12, 2016

SPUR STOP: The Secret Technique of Western Pleasure Competitors by T.A. Smith

New!
Western Pleasure Competitors!
Learn the secret of Spur Stop!

The Secret Technique of Western Pleasure Competitors
by T.A. Smith 

The author introduces, perhaps for the first time ever, the secret technique that revolutionized Western Pleasure stock horse showing. Kept for many years as a secret technique, this is one of the first books discussing the history of early Western Pleasure showing and goes on to explain the Spur Stop method that has given many trainers and competitors an "edge" for many years.

Also contained in this book is a discussion of desirable conformation for the Western Pleasure horse and a step-by-step discussion of the basic cues and training used in riding using the Spur Stop method. One of the first of its kind, you may search long and hard to find a book that describes this previously well-guarded showing secret.  



New!
Western Pleasure Competitors!
Learn the secret of Spur Stop!
Available in eBook here!