Ghost Warrior

Amanda Cross survives one nightmare only to face another. She’d always thought of herself as a strong woman, but her many trials on the hostile planet Lavina almost break her. After her rescue, it should be an easy decision to return home to Earth, but she didn’t count on her attraction to the tall, handsome shapeshifter.

Tallyn’s parents rule the most powerful werewolf pack on Laizahlia. As heir to the crown, they expect him to mate with a strong female, but he can’t deny his attraction to the short, curvy woman from Earth. He suspects there is more to Amanda than first meets the eye. To learn what, he must first convince her to trust him enough to remain on Laizahlia. Knowing he might need help, Tallyn calls for assistance from Calem, the volatile tracker who was key to Amanda’s rescue off Lavina.

Calem has waited centuries to right a wrong done to his mate and only daughter. Their deaths nearly destroyed him, but he sees a chance for redemption through Amanda. Tallyn was right to ask for Calem’s help because he is the only one who can guide the petite female toward her destiny. Calem is determined to protect Amanda from facing the same fate as his mate and daughter, even if it ends up costing him his own life.

(Note: Contains explicit scene)

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Once Only

1969, the Summer of Love, Woodstock, NASA moon landing.
Soon-to-be High school Senior Laura Patton finds a ring on the beach. When she puts it on her finger, she travels to the future and finds herself married to Gabe, the guy she just met. She removes it, and is back on the beach. Her friends tell her only minutes have passed although she spent about twelve hours with Gabe before she removed the ring.
She and her girlfriends Dee, Lin and Mouse experiment with the ring and time travel. Laura tries it on with her boy pal Ringo Daniels– and finds herself grown up and married with children. Yikes! The best part is– when she removes the ring, she’s back where she started from.
Until the day when Laura slips the ring on and finds herself shackled to a cellar wall…

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The Spirit Field Adventures: Spark

In Brandon’s world, there are extraordinary people all around him, hiding in plain sight. They all have one thing in common. They can warp.

The ability to warp comes from a special bond with the spirit field, a web of energy that connects every living thing and stretches across the entire universe. Warping can use the spirit field to change reality itself!

Brandon is one of the few humans who can warp. He learns about his remarkable abilities on a class trip to the Smithsonian. One minute, he’s an ordinary twelve-year-old. The next, he can hear people’s thoughts.

Before Brandon has the time to study and master his ability, his warp catches the attention of the Lords, a dark cult intent on capturing everyone who can warp and keeping the secret from being revealed to the world at large. The Lords will do anything to achieve their objective, and their objective is imprisoning Brandon! When the Lords attack, Brandon knows that his ordinary life is over.

Brandon will have to forge unlikely alliances to survive the fight ahead. The decisions he makes will change the course of his life and reveal the true power of the spirit field.

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Write What You Know – Picking Your Subjects

There is a whole wonderful world of stories out there waiting for you based on your experience, areas of expertise, and willingness to research.

At one time or another, every writer has been given the advice, “Write what you know,” which is not bad advice when first putting pen to paper. A personal experience automatically gives you point of view, realistic dialogue, a good sense of time and place, and colorful descriptions of the event, even if the event is only about the time Aunt Tilly accidentally dumped a bowl of potato salad into Uncle Billy’s lap at the family reunion picnic (although I always laugh when I think about it).

“Write what you know” is not limited to personal experiences and can be expanded to “areas of expertise.” Take a look at the success of John Grisham, a lawyer, who used his knowledge to write a series of successful novels. Did he personally experience every case he wrote about? Nope, but he certainly knew about court procedure, language, the setting (he’s from the south), and the law. Same thing with Michael Crichton, a doctor, who was comfortable in the science genre, and came up with a broad range of stories, from Coma to Jurrasic Park, with a technical underlying theme.

How do you pick your subject if you have no area of “expertise?” First of all, I believe everybody has some area of expertise–cooking, camping, sports, etc. But if you don’t think so, then I have one word of advice, research. Want to write a sci-fi space novel? Read up, there is a ton of material in the newspaper, library or online.

There is a whole wonderful world of stories out there waiting for you based on your experience, areas of expertise, and willingness to research.

About the Author – Richard A Jones (@richallan)

Richard Allan Jones (pen name Rich Allan) is a published author – DRAFTED & IDENTITY CHECK, communications executive, actor, musician, singer, and songwriter. He is listed in Who’s Who in Entertainment and accredited by the Public Relations Society of America, holding an M.A. in Journalism and B.A. in Communications from the Ohio State University.