Jumping Into June with Some Great Books

Show Me The Reads

Show Me The Reads is a cross-promo effort by a number of authors, co-ordinated and hosted by Erin Bedford, to bring some fabulous Kindle Unlimited titles to readers’ attention. That’s you! 🙂 If you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription I hope you find some great books to borrow and devour: https://www.erinbedford.com/ku

Junebugs? What Are They? Bafflement from an Aussie Author

So it’s June, and for some bizarre reason, the word “junebugs” popped into my mind. I had no idea what they are, so I googled. I have to admit, I was expecting something cute. Perhaps with shiny rainbow wings. Maybe a firefly. I found a plain, boring beetle!


In some ways, the world was better before Google. There was more mystery. Now, curiosity is so swiftly and easily indulged. It makes research a heck of a lot easier for me as an author, but still … I’m old enough to remember using card catalogues in a library! Now, they were satisfying. You felt that knowledge was earned as you tracked it through a library.

Nevertheless, I wouldn’t go back to those days – not if it meant giving up my kindle and the instant gratification of ebooks!

Speaking of which…

A fortune teller gazes into her crystal ball

Tina Glasneck has a new book out. Napoleonic France and a dragon! Ooh!

A Dragon’s Heart

How far will she go to change history, and the man she loves?

In this third book of the Dragons series, time travel and fantasy weave together in a passionate romance.

Left at the altar, Mia DiMarco’s perfect world comes crashing down. She retreats to the only place she’s felt safe in this foreign land, the castle where she works, and a fervent wish launches her back in time to Napoleonic France.

Mia will have to face history in her present with a man she’s only ever read about, Lord Greyson Dumont– who can set her heart on fire and who she knows is destined to die.

She’ll do anything to change history, even if it means sacrificing her mortal heart to the powerful dragon.

Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B06Y55HFGC/ 

Autumn in Australia

I was walking by the lake the other day on a beautiful still morning. Gorgeous, isn’t it?

Autumn Morning

A little white dog was sitting on a park bench with its owner by the lake, so happy to see people that it was wriggling all over. It had such a cheerful part-poodle face that I asked her owner if I could say hi. Poor little pup was a rescue. She was really happy to see me, but totally afraid of being petted. So I chatted with the owner just letting the dog know it was all okay and the situation unthreatening, then continued on. Poor pups. The mistreated ones remember.

Anyways, I don’t want to end the newsletter on a sad note!

Look what I found in the garden after rain. I don’t know if they’re the same species, but I’m going to believe they are.

The caterpillar
The butterfly

Fire Fall

If you haven’t picked up my new paranormal romance, remember Fire Fall is only 99c throughout June – or free to read in Kindle Unlimited. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Fire-Fall-Old-School-Book-ebook/dp/B06Y3Q8Z3F/  Magic and romance in the Rocky Mountains.

2 Replies to “Jumping Into June with Some Great Books”

  1. You did the right thing staying low key when you realized the dog was afraid. You’re a natural dog person. 🙂

    Tank was the same way even into old age. One time Greg was taking off his clothes and he slipped his belt off his jeans. The poor dog bolted out of the room like he was on fire. We didn’t realize until too late that the people who owned him probably beat him with a belt.

    He was two when we got him, and despite never raising a hand to him, he never got over his fear. We did all we could to make him feel safe.