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A Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton

 You could win a signed copy of A Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton.

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Last Chance: Win a Crystal!

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

Today is your last chance to win a genuine galena crystal like the one Dru uses to battle demons in IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY.

These precious-metal crystals (containing up to 2% silver) are reputed to ward off supernatural forces, and have been prized for thousands of years.

They were even used to line the eyes of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt.

Now, you could win your very own galena crystal.

Certificate of AuthenticityMined in the USA, it comes with a certificate of authenticity from The Crystal Connection, signed by the author. (That’s me!)

To enter to win, just subscribe to my author newsletter. Click here.

Excerpt from It Happened One Doomsday:

After a moment’s consideration, Dru picked up a shiny chunk of galena. Like most galena crystals, it looked like it had been formed from a half-dozen different little cubes all fused together, and it had a dark mirror-like sheen, like a highway patrolman’s sunglasses.

She took a moment to weigh the crystal in her hand, until she could feel the faint whispers of its energy synchronizing with hers. “Here. Let’s start off easy. Let me have your hand.”

Greyson put his arm on the counter, and she pushed back the sleeve of his leather jacket. When she touched the galena to his wrist, the crystal popped with a cold blue flare of light, like an old-fashioned photo flash, accompanied by a sinister sizzling sound.

Greyson yanked his arm off the counter and sucked his breath in through his teeth.

“Wow,” Dru said, with a little thrill of triumph, mixed with a tinge of surprised fear. She’d never seen galena react so spectacularly before. “Bingo. Looks like we have a demon.”

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You could win your own demon-fighting crystal. Seriously!

Galena crystals

Science: galena is a natural mineral form of lead sulfide. Magic: galena fights demons. Nuff said!

In my new book, Dru uses all sorts of magic crystals to fight the forces of darkness.

Take galena, for example. Scientifically speaking, it’s a lead ore with a low melting point. It also contains up to 2% silver.

But from a spiritual standpoint, it was used in ancient Egypt to line the eyes of the pharaohs. Possibly it was intended to give them second sight, possibly to protect against evil curses.

In my book, Dru uses it to fight demons.

Most galena crystals in the U.S. are mined in Missouri (galena ore has mostly industrial applications). I was recently talking to a guy who had retrieved some great crystals from a Missouri mine.

Apparently, there was so much groundwater in the rock that it dripped everywhere, constantly. They had to rig up corrugated steel on scaffolding inside the mine shaft to form a roof for the workers and equipment. Like it was raining underground.

Weird.

Anyway, I have only a few of these galena crystals to give away. But one of them could be yours!

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“Magical” crystal giveaway PLUS win a paperback book!

The amazing Anya over at OnStarshipsAndDragonWings.com is giving away a copy of IT HAPPENED ONE DOOMSDAY in paperback. Which is awesome

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

Enter to win one of these five real galena crystals!

But there’s a very cool bonus:

She’s also giving away an actual real-life galena crystal. Just like the one Dru uses to fight demons in the book. Imagine winning that!

But you’ll have to hurry. Giveaway ends July 23, 2016.

Click here to enter the giveaway. >

Tip: you can also get a bonus chance to win by subscribing to my author newsletter. Check out the details. >

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Free for writers: Instant Plot workshop tomorrow

Instant Plot: Planning Your Novel the Easy Way

Tired of struggling with outlining your book? Find out how to do it the easy way.

Writing a book? Live in the Denver metro area?

Join me tomorrow evening for a fun, free workshop that explains exactly how to outline any novel or story in just minutes.

Find out how to take charge of your plot, avoid the three dumbest plotting mistakes, spot the warning signs of a dead-end story, and master the core principles of dramatic structure.

Through classroom exercises, you’ll map out the spine of your story and walk out with a solid plan to get your novel finished.

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Free workshop! Instant Plot: Plan Your Novel the Easy Way

Instant Plot: Planning Your Novel the Easy WayHey, who doesn’t like free and easy?

If you’re a writer in the Denver metro area, you should join me for a fun, free workshop that explains exactly how to outline any novel or story in just minutes.

(By the way, even if you aren’t in the Denver area, don’t despair. Just shoot me an email, and I’ll send you a free copy of the new Instant Plot ebook when it comes out this summer. And yes, it’s free!)

What will you learn?

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You might also like Angela Roquet’s Reapers Inc. series

Ghost Market CoverGhost Market (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. book 6)

In the wake of a thwarted war, Lana Harvey is more than ready for an extended vacation on the new houseboat she shares with the Lord of the Flies, but when the leaderless rebels begin poaching souls and selling them on the Ghost Market, Lana is tasked with heading up a new unit to stop them.

Having one of the most famous faces in Eternity proves challenging when it comes to finding a way inside the secretive world of illegal soul peddling, and the only person Lana knows with the right connections is Tasha Henry, a former colleague and defeated rebel with a poaching record. The rogue reaper isn’t going to be easy to track down, and even if Lana does manage to catch up with her, the real question is whether or not a shot at redemption will be enough to lure her away from the dark side.

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Steal these 3 new soundtracked ebooks (including mine!)

Free ebooks with soundtracks!

Who doesn’t love free ebooks?!

This is a true story:

I know a guy in New Zealand named Chazz who fronts a punk band called Flirting With Disaster.

They’re a blast. In fact, a character in my next series occasionally wears a Flirting With Disaster T-shirt.

That’s part of the fun of being a writer. You’re free to help spread the word about cool stuff, like indie bands, and help make the world a little more fun.

Plus, you get to give away free ebooks.

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4 Free Spooky Ebooks (with Sound Effects!)

When I was about nine years old, I ordered a cassette tape of Halloween sound effects out of the back of a catalog,

But here’s how big of a sound-effects nerd I am:

It wasn’t even October. Seriously.

Today, enhanced ebooks from Booktrack.com combine two of my favorite things: sound effects, and reading.

So here are four free reads perfect for the Halloween season:

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Sneak Preview: Jack Campbell’s The Dragons of Dorcastle audio book

Jack Campbell Dragons of Dorcastle

Releases in 2015. Click for a free audiobook sample!

Let’s be clear: Jack Campbell is possibly my favorite author of all time.

That’s no hype. When he publishes a new book, I put the world on hold until I’ve devoured every last page.

The Lost Fleet series (and its spin-offs, The Lost Stars, and Beyond the Frontier) are beyond addictive. They’ll make you forgo food and sleep. They’re so good, they should come with a warning label.

Now, Jack is about to do it again with a brand-new series.

And you can hear the audio right here.

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