Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate!

Otherwise, I tip my coffee cup with all who are here to enjoy life.

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e-books on sale – 50% off

Our e-book sale is going on until Dec 31st at our site: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com . Come see what we have to offer while discovering great new authors. We have some pretty good ones!

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e-books on sale until December 31st

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All the e-books available on the Whimsical Publications website are 50% off. That’s the same as buy one, get one free. All you have to do is type in the discount coupon code located on each book page when checking out. A small step to get a great deal.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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It’s almost here

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In just a couple of days our giant e-book sale at the Whimsical Publications website will be a reality. All our e-books will be 50% off from Dec 11 through Dec 31. All you have to do is type in the code located on each page when checking out. With Christmas just around the corner, why not avoid the traffic and stay cozy warm inside while loading some entertaining, romantic, thought-provoking, suspenseful, hilarious and down right heartwarming e-books.

In one case, it is 72 degrees and sunny…always

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In celebration

I really wish some changes would wait until after the holidays.

Now I know not everyone celebrates the Christmas season. Since I don’t have little ones at home, other than my four legged kids, I don’t decorate as much. I don’t always put up a tree. I don’t always bake a huge meal on Dec. 25th. But I do like to keep an operation running smoothly. If I have to make changes, I push hard to do so beginning in Jan.

Not everyone follows that, unfortunately. Recent events out of my control left me unable to update the website. This is bad when trying to run a business, especially with the release of new books, during the busiest time of the year.

Fortunately, the thing most underestimate is the ingenuity of human beings. I have found a temporary solution around the road block. I’m finally able to update the website, which I have, mostly. I still have lots to do to get ready for next year. Thankfully it is only adding new info on authors and their works. Nothing major…maybe.

I am weighing my options on a new hosting site. Do I move everything that I’ve built for the past ten years? Or do I simply continue the way I am: having to log in under the wrong name to make corrections to a site not associated with the business one. It works, but for how long? I have narrowed the choices down to four, two standing out more than the others. That is a change I will deal with…after the first of the year. I will continue to ponder, look and consider.

Since I have a fix of sorts, I feel a celebration is in order. All the e-book available on the Whimsical Publications site will be 50% off, starting on Dec 11th. That is a special day in a couple of ways. First, it is a family member’s birthday. Second, it’s the release date for a really good book by D. M. Thornton titled Lost, Book One in the Lost series.

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The available formats for all the books are: epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt, html. A code will be placed on the book page. All you have to do to get the discount is put the code in when ordering. That’s it. Simple.  This could be classed as buy one, get one free, depending on your point of view.

The sale will last until Dec 31st.

So, if you are planning on getting an ereader for someone as a Christmas present, why not load it with a few books before wrapping it. Follow these links to browse through our books. We have all kinds.

Romance: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/Romance.html

Mystery/Suspense: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/suspense.html

Sci-fi/Futuristic: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/scifi_fantasy.html

Western/Historical: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/western.html

Young Adult: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/young_adult.html

Nonfiction/Poetry: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/nonfiction_poetry.html

Climate Fiction: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/cli_fi.html

Fantasy/Paranormal: http://www.whimsicalpublications.com/fantasy.html

We had a couple other books release during our unplanned down time.

Anna by  Stephen O’Sullivan. A Young Adult book

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and releasing tomorrow, Dec 4th: The Raven and the Rogue by Camille Boucheron. A Historical Romance book

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So join us in the celebration and enjoy a good book. Nothing better. Unless you include having chocolate with that book. Yeah. Chocolate. All kinds. Hot, cold, solid, or over ice cream. Or all of the above.

Dec 11 through Dec 31st: all our e-books on the Whimsical Publications site are half off.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy-to-be-alive celebration to all from Whimsical Publications!

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Thanksgiving is still a holiday

With all the talk, pictures, commercials and shows going on right now for Christmas, Whimsical Publications wants to remind everyone there is a holiday between Halloween and Christmas.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

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Eat hardy and relax well…unless football is on. Then jump up and down like a crazy person!

Yeah…food, football, family and friends. Nothing better.

Unless sharing it while relaxing with a good book.

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Halloween isn’t just for candy…

I’ve been reading a lot of postings on Facebook, and what I see are all pictures of interesting costumes. Zombies, Minnie Mouse, Grumpy Cat as a Star Wars character, three blind mice, Jake from All State and two characters from the Wizard of Oz…the good witch and the bad.

But does a witch have to be bad?

Do kids only need candy for Halloween?

Or can they have a book?

In addition to the candy.  🙂

A children’s book titled Mayia the Witch has been released by Whimsical Publications.

She is quite a messy little thing.

http://whimsicalpublications.com/Athina_Simon/Mayia_the_Witch.html

“Mayia really does not know how to be polite!” she heard one say.

The others avoided her or got out of her way.

The little witch worried not at all what the others thought.

She liked to be dirty and she liked her hair to be in one big knot.

Still, believe it or not, she had some who liked her.

One of her friends was Mr. Purr.

Until…

She rides a broom instead of using it to clean.

In typical witch fashion.

That is until…

If you want to give your kids a great alternative (or addition) to trick or treating, Mayia the Witch will leave you and your family smiling, and without a huge sugar high.  lol

Go to http://athinasimontales.com to learn more about the author and the books available.


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Throwback Thursday – bookstyle

In the spirit of the throwback phenomenon, Whimsical Publications decided to share some of our historical books. We have young adult books filled with courage and achievements, books sure to leave you enthralled, breathless, and enlightened, and books that take you on an epic journey and a cattle drive. Click on the link provided for each one to learn more and to read an excerpt.

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Spurs for Jose’ by Wanda Snow Porter; Young Adult/Western

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In the fall of 1846, when José Rodriquez turns twelve, his papa says next spring he must help tame Rancho Grande’s wild colts. He knew this day would come. For on the Alta California rancho, being a vaquero and training horses was his family’s tradition. Vaqueros’ horsemanship and roping skills were legendary and their lives full of danger. Many vaqueros had been killed or crippled while riding the mustangs. Did he have enough courage to ride the wild ones and measure up to his papa’s expectations?

Worried, José decides only luck will help him be fearless enough to ride the wild colts, luck he will get from a pair silver spurs and chaps made from a brave bull’s hide. But he has no money. How can he buy silver spurs? Then the Mexican-American war starts. And a few days before Christmas, Colonel John C. Fremont’s battalion camps on Rancho Grande and everything changes.

Based on true events, Spurs for José brims with action and excitement as a young vaquero goes on an unforgettable adventure.
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Josette by Danielle Thorne; Historical Regency

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Josette Price sees her future in Beddingfield Park. While her brother, George, needlessly pursues a naval career, she promises to watch over their beloved parents and the park estate. Nothing would make Josette happier than to see her sister and her self settled within the palings of Beddingfield. But dark, brooding Captain Carter rides into their lives with news that ruins everything: George has been lost at sea.

Learning the Park is entailed to their cousin, Edward, Josette must decide between marrying her fickle relation or helping her besotted sister trap him in her stead. Only Captain Carter and his delightfully spinsterish relatives can stop the Price girls from making a choice that would be the greatest tragedy of all.
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Pistol Man by Daniel Cassidy; Western

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In 1846, Nathan Delaney is only eight years old, when he is caught up in the turbulent struggle of the Mexican-American war. Travelling with a troop of Texas Rangers, Nathan quickly loses his innocence and childhood in the harsh, arid wastes of the Texas borderland in a series of brutal skirmishes between the hard-bitten Rangers and their Indian and Mexican foes.

Twenty years later, Nathan is trying his best to put the years he has spent as a Confederate guerrilla fighter behind him. He has arrived in the small town of Taylor’s Mill, with a view of settling down to a life of peace and prosperity. Fate, in the form of a beautiful young woman, and an unwanted confrontation with some of the town’s rougher elements, conspires against him however, and Nathan is soon forced to go on the run. Texas seems the ideal place to head for, and once there, Nathan is given the opportunity to range even further by joining the famous Montana cattle drive, led by the legendary Nelson Story.

With nothing to look forward to except stampedes, flooded river crossings and multiple confrontations with hostile bandits and Indians – and with a particularly determined Bounty Hunter still dogging his trail – Nathan will have plenty of cause to wonder whether he has made the right choice or not.
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False Notes by Tara Manderino; Romance/Historical

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In late summer 1874, Simon Barr, one of the premiere agents of the newly evolving US Secret Service, arrives in the Oklahoma Territory, to meet his partner, Luke Hayden, and begin their investigation of a large scale counterfeiting operation. In town for a short time the Secret Service agents investigate a large scale counterfeiting operation that threatens the US economy, while finding romance along the way.

Simon meets Kirsten Bentzer, who is the niece of one man and the fiancée of another that he comes to suspect are behind the escapade. His attraction to Kirsten catches him off guard and wars with his sense of duty. Surely, she can’t be innocent, no matter how much he wishes it were so.
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Anderson’s Gold by Stephen O’Sullivan; Adventure/Western

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Boston 1878. Tom Anderson, a mild mannered office clerk, is content with his mundane life. But following the death of his mother, his peaceful existence rapidly disintegrates as he is sucked into a world of violence and apathy. Forced to flee the city, he strikes out for the vast wildernesses of Western Canada to recover the proceeds of his late father’s mine.

And so begins an epic journey; not just in distance, but also one of self-discovery.

Circumstances force Tom to change as the journey progresses. Under the guidance of his father’s old partner, he learns how to survive, how to read men, and how to kill. He also finds love. But at journeys end, will he still be the same man that captured Katherine’s heart?


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Ways to enjoy National Chocolate Day

Did you happen to know today was National Chocolate day? I didn’t. Not until I saw it on TV today. That made me smile since I absolutely love chocolate. I love white chocolate, milk chocolate and dark chocolate. *Raises hand.* Yes, I am addicted to chocolate.

Here is another combo that is so tasty. I’ve not tried this particular one, but if it anything like the other really popular brand, I bet it is good.

Since this is a publishing company with a cat logo, here are some tasty versions of chocolate:

Then again, here is one by Brieanna Robertson titled Better Than Chocolate.

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Years ago, Van Marshall, lead singer and guitarist of the metal band Bleeding Passion, let the love of his life get away because he lacked the courage to tell her how he felt about her. He has been plagued by the memory of her ever since then, unable to fully commit to another because of the love he still held for her in his heart. Now, she is thrown unexpectedly back into his life, bringing with her all of the feelings he has hidden inside for so long.

Because of a brutal assault, Kat Vauss hates men and trusts no one. She is a martial arts expert and devotes all of her time to her work and her training. The only person to ever come close to her heart was a shy, awkward boy she knew in high school who she thinks is gone forever.

When Kat is given an assignment to shoot a DVD for Bleeding Passion, she is not prepared for the way her body and heart react to the sensual singer, who coincidentally helped her out of a sticky situation some years before. His presence stirs to life dormant feelings inside of her, but will he be the one to show her that not all men are evil and life can still be beautiful and worth living?

 So you see, there are many ways to enjoy National Chocolate Day. Make the most of it!


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Sci-fi/Fantasy Friday

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go into space? I have. I watched Star Trek all the time on the TV, the original series mind you, not the newer stuff. Yes, I am that old. There was just something cool about going off to seek out new worlds and new races.

I used to watch another show called Space 1999 with Martin Landau. It too was an older series and continued to grow my imagination as to what was out there.

Then I started reading fantasy books about creatures like dragons, people who could use their minds in fascinating ways, and druids.  Anne McCaffrey, Todd McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, Terry Brooks, and so many more were my authors of choice.

Thanks to those authors, and my son, I wrote my first book. It dealt with what could happen when a virus was created then accidently released on the population of the planet. It doesn’t really take place in space but it is set in the future.

That led to the beginning of Whimsical Publications, and to the beginning of new authors to bring to the readers, like myself.

Here are a few of the books available from WP:

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The Spy Who Fanged Me by Donna Michaels; Comedy/Romance

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What’s the world to do when gold starts disappearing and the agents assigned to the case are turned into life-size lawn ornaments?

Send in Double O Fang Agent Pierce De Vein, and Shifter Intelligence Agent (SIA) Kitty Katt to investigate. Unhappy with their forced alliance, each loner must learn to work with a partner and stop trying to outdo one another long enough to solve the case. When the evidence points to an evil gnome and his army of rogue leprechauns, the agents infiltrate the organization in the forms of a bat and a cat.

Will their plan work, or will they end up sleeping with the daisies as a pair of garden decorations?

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Angels Keep Watch by Randy Gonzalez; Sci-Fi/Spy Romantic Mystery

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Let yourself take on a sexy adventurous read, walk on the sensual dark side of human adventure through the shadows of your mind. And, challenge your senses of the normal versus the paranormal, and the abnormal. Accept the quest, get onboard and discover Angels Keep Watch – The Transformation Begins.

Angels Keep Watch – The Transformation Begins is the first in the serial adventures of Dr. Sterling Striffe’s, spy, adventurer and mercenary. To save the world and protect America, it is a tale of a heroic quest in the confrontation between ‘good versus evil’, within the realm of a ‘Spy-Fi’ fantasy. A daring flirtation with the dark side of human nature, in an opportunistic world of deception, Striffe’s adventure chases shadowy demonic specters of human motives. For the characters, reality merges with the wickedness in the shadows of hidden desires, by which seduction entices the challenges in the ‘strife of life’.

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The Thorndike Legacy by Gabriel Madison; Young Adult/Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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Eydís Thorndike carries two secrets with her: the first, she can see glimpses into the future and read people’s thoughts, and the second secret is so horrible it could destroy what’s left of the human race—a sub-fleet has been created to kill the people left behind in the Old World.

In the year 2086, seventeen-year-old High Princess Eydís Elísabet Thorndike finds herself graduating from the Rangers Academy, despite the controversy. Royalty usually joins one of the other fleets. It’s unheard of to have a high princess become a ranger.

Eydís feels a responsibility to the people left behind, because she knows Survivors are in more danger now than ever before, and because her mother, the High Queen, is one of the people behind the secret sub-fleet. Eydís will place the love of her mother in jeopardy, as she does all she can to protect the Survivors.

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Grumbles the Novel by Karen Faris; SF/New Adult/Science
Fiction/Cli-fi/Environmental Fiction

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A comedic romp in the near future where the environmental quagmires of our day have been left to mutate and fester, Grumbles: The Novel is a modern skewing of love, politics and power.

It opens in Prêt-a-Porter, a swampy backwater of upstate New York, when our heroine Pettie Grumbles is re-instated to the Special Services unit of the Post Office. With evil doers and potato pirates a foot, Pettie is given the mission to boldly go where no Grumbles has gone before and return to Canada. There, she must defeat the dreaded Weatherman who, with his Weather or Not TV and perpetual green screen, has done what no man has done before and fulfilled an election promise to keep the world seventy-two and sunny. Complicating matters is the fact that the man who has stolen our heroine’s heart, Hector, just happens to have a twin brother who’s always in the limelight and needing his help.

In a race against time to save the world, Pettie and her young charge Toga set off for Montreal to take down The Weatherman and free Toga’s friends. But just as they make the rendezvous, desperate for further instructions, they run a foul of The Border Patrol and are forced to take an icy dip in the St. Lawrence River. While Pettie is rescued and entertained by the worldly Captain Dragwood, who keeps reminding her of her man Hector and his mysterious disappearances, Toga has a different shipboard experience altogether, one that leads to trouble down the line.

As Pettie and Toga travel closer to The Weatherman and his much anticipated festival of Spudapoolza, the giving of the fries to the people, their loyalty is tested. Saboteurs seem to be everywhere from the stinging consequences of doing business with the trollman to the skin deep identity of Pettie’s one time best friend.

As daylight breaks and pirates invade Montreal’s port, Pettie and Toga hurry up Mont-Royal and infiltrate The Weatherman’s glorious, grease redolent pageant to himself, the festival of Spudapalooza.

Will Pettie and Toga be able to find Toga’s kidnapped friends and free them? Can they stop The Weatherman from deploying his secret weapon meant to ensure world domination? Will Pettie reset the cycle of nature and make it snow? And finally, will Pettie and Hector sail off into the sunset? Telmemydoom might know, but, predictably, no one wants to ask her.

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We have lots more to chose from. Click on the link to see what is available from Whimsical Publications. On a side note, I still have those pesky tears run down my face when watching the Last Samuri. I know it’s not a fantasy or sci-fi…but what the heck. I decided to toss it in this posting anyway.

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Happy reading and writing, everyone.

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