Christmas in Caligo – A Special Christmas Gift To You

undefined A very special Christmas gift to all my readers. I wrote this as a present especially for you and is free to read for Christmas. It’s a continuation of the Wings of Caligo story.
My only request is that if you enjoy it, leave a review of it at the link at the back of the novella 🥰
Merry Christmas everyone and may God bless you! Thank you for all your lovely support through the years!

You can read it here: CHRISTMAS IN CALIGO

Enter to win an autographed copy of Slave to War

Enter to win an autographed copy of Slave to War here!

Slave to War is available now on Amazon in Ebook and Paperback editions. Here’s a little more about the novel:

He took my city. They chained me as a slave. Nothing will stop my revenge.

In aftermath of bitter betrayal, the city of Nacin will tremble to its core under my wrath. Truth will come to light; the underbelly of the city rising from the darkness below as age-old secrets surface from their graves. Death is the only solace to be found and blood will be the currency to pay for their sins. But can Operation Night-Butterfly be stopped once fate is called to action? Or will the city that was once mine become nothing more than a graveyard of what it once was as martial law descends upon the ashes that remain? That is the question…

Pick up your copy here

Wings of Caligo Is Here With A Special Deal For My Readers!

Hello everyone! Wings of Caligo is officially here!

It’s been a crazy journey, but it’s finally ready for you all to read. In truth, I couldn’t have done it all without you, my readers.

So in thanks, I want to thank you all for your constant support and love by offering a special deal today only. For anyone who purchases Wings of Caligo on Amazon by 12 PM CST, I’ll send you a free copy of the Legends of Arestina prequel novella, DIVIDE, as an added bonus. All you have to do is send me a screenshot proof of purchase and I’ll send it to you at no charge.

Thank you all again so much! If it weren’t for my wonderful readers, I wouldn’t be able to write these books!

You can email me the proof of purchase at

Until next time,

Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

You’re Invited To A Party!

Hello to whoever is reading this! You’re invited to join me tomorrow, August 17th, for a virtual release party for my new novel Wings of Caligo! The wonderful part is it is an all day event on Facebook, so you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home or anywhere you may be. All you need is an internet connection!

Make sure to stop on by to join the fun. I have a few guest hosting authors cohosting with me and I’ll be giving away a signed paperback edition of Wings of Caligo to one of my luck guests!

You can RSVP here:

Hope to see you there!

And if you can’t join us for the party, make sure to pick up a copy of Wings of Caligo on Amazon! It’s getting rave reviews already!

DIVIDE – Free Today on Amazon!

Make sure to download DIVIDE on Amazon today! It’s free for a limited time only, so get it before it’s gone! Here’s a little bit more about the book:

The Divide will rise…

Where once there was peace, now there was only bloodshed. Lines are drawn and friends turn to bitter enemies as a new age begins: an age of division and hate. But as the Divide rises to forever separate the two fairy races, nothing can prepare the isle of Arestina for the darkness that will fall upon it, or the King that will rise from the shadows…

DIVIDE is a five thousand word prequel short story to the Legends of Arestina series. It can be read as a stand alone book or as a precursor to Wings of Caligo, book one in the series.

Thank you so much for all your support guys! Let’s make DIVIDE a bestseller, so make sure to download it ASAP!

Happy June To All My Readers! * Contest Alert *

Happy Summer everyone! How are all my wonderful readers?

I have some  exciting announcements for you all. I have not one, but three new books planned for release this summer! They are:

Slave to War – Book 2 in the Desting in the Shadows series

Wings of Caligo – Book 1 in the Legends of Arestina Series


Cursed – Book 1 in the Vaktare of All Realms Series

Want to read them in advance before the general public gets to see them? I’m going to be needing a bunch of advanced readers! If you want in on receiving a free digital advanced reader copy of Slave to War, Wings of Caligo, or Cursed, make sure to join my street team group on Facebook!

I’m so excited to be sharing these new books with you! You have no idea! They’re all fantasy and sci-fi books, so I can promise lots of adrenaline pumping action!

Also heads up authors! I’m teaming up with my publishing company Heron Publishing to bring you some great contests this week! From video teasers, to social media promotion and blog features, make sure to like their page to enter all of their June contests! Like them here at

Also for my readers on Google Play:

War machine is now available to read on multiple devices. Do you have a specific format you like to read in and can’t find War Machine and Still Death on them? Let me know and I’ll make sure to get it to you! I want my readers to be happy not only with my stories, but also with your reading experience!

Enter To Win the Valentines Day Fantasy and Sci-fi Book Giveaway

Hello fellow bookworms! Thanks for stopping by to enter our Valentine’s Day Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Collection Giveaway! One lucky winner will win a book collection worth $50 from these fabulous authors:  

– War Machine & Still Death by Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
– Tempus by R.J. Batla
– The Dragon’s Blood Key by Linda L Barton
– Master Fantastic by J.S. Frankel
– The Liminal Key by Ruth J. Burroughs
– The Rapier by Richard Correa
– The Lost Dragon Isles and Rise of the Dwarven Empire by Zackery Vanderhorst
– The Deceived by E.C. Fisher
– Ghostwalker by C.E. Martin

– Unknown by Phil Price
– And the Brittle Riders Trilogy by Bill McCormick
Plus a custom bookmark made by Victoria Blaha!

Sweet deal, right?! The drawing is on February 14, so make sure to enter by then and stay tuned for the winner! Click here to enter!

But in the meantime, make sure to read about all the great books included in the prize pack:


By R.J. Batla

Celeste Dumas is the most powerful water Senturian her race has produced in generations. But skill alone doesn’t make you a leader.

Fierce drive and determination have led to her becoming the youngest captain in Tempus history.

Her elation is cut short when a simple assignment goes terribly wrong. A vanishing ship and an invisible adversary lurking below the surface sends her and the crew of the Ajax into uncharted waters fraught with danger as they uncover a much more sinister plot.

Can Celeste overcome her past and stop the enemy outmaneuvering her at every turn? Not only is her crew at risk, but the entire Tempus race.

Pirates, action, and amazing powers combine in the second novel in the Terraunum Origins Series, chronicling characters from Fire Eyes Awakened.

Read it here

The Dragon’s Blood Key

Linda L Barton

YA Fantasy at its finest

It all began with a mysterious book and the story of a magical kingdom. The kingdom of Walandra is a wondrous place, full of magical creatures and… DRAGONS. A curse cast over the kingdom imprisoned the people in darkness. It is time for the champion who will end the curse and banish the Evil Queen to the Land of Shadows.

A young woman from a far-off realm must save the kingdom. As Cassy prepares to face the Evil Queen Alona, she must learn to harness the power hidden deep within her. Her quest will take her on an enchanting adventure, and awaken an ancient power that will free the people of Walandra. Sometimes, the Hero comes in a form least expected.

Read it here

Master Fantastic

JS Frankel

High school student Paul Coleman’s life is an ordinary one. His existence takes a turn for the extraordinary when he and his best friend, Rory, are attacked by a winged demon one day. The demon, which calls itself Hekla, possesses the power of sound, and kills Rory with its scream. Paul survives, but the force from the blast has left him mainly deaf.

A year later, Paul is out of school, working part-time, and is fearful of going deaf forever. Although he has learned sign language well, he wonders where his life will go.

All that changes when Montague (Monty) Trillian, also known as Master Fantastic, enters his life and requests his services as a sign language teacher for his daughter, Myrna.

Paul accepts, and soon finds out that Trillian is not just any magician, but an Elementalist, one capable of wielding the four elements of Earth with ease. He can also open portals to other worlds, and often does so, visiting those of earth, water, and fire.

Many adventures follow, and Paul and Myrna grow close, but Hekla returns and demands Myrna be given to her. It seems that Myrna is the product of a union between Monty and Hekla, and like all mothers, she desires to protect her own.

Now, Paul must do everything he can to save Myrna from being used for a fate far worse than death, and only the abilities of Master Fantastic can save them all—or can they?

Read it here

The Luminal Key

Ruth Burroughs

Krystal Fisher is a neglected American housewife writing novels to make extra money for her farm, and her husband. When she’s magicked out of her backyard by two mischievous Elf toddlers, Evan and Inga, to an Alternate Earth, called Niflheim, a planet that orbits a cold black sun in a hot white universe filled with black stars.

Thrown in to a cell full of Fairies, whose magic wings are to be cut at dark sunrise, she must help them break free in order to save the four-year old twins, Evan and Inga, from certain death. If she doesn’t the Elf children will die a slow and painful death as they rapidly age and the Fairies will be enslaved, their wings cut and boiled down for the town’s magic potion supply. She rescues adults searching for the lost children and accidentally promises to marry their father, an impossibly seductive and strong Elf soldier.

Read it here

The Rapier

Richard Correa

Kathy Masters never expected to journey to the stars until she was selected by the prestigious Galactic Geographic Society to photograph and get videos of the flora and fauna of a newly discovered class M planet before colonization begins. Filled with hope and enthusiasm she boards the S.S. America for the trip to Beta 3 Epsilon to begin her new project. On the way she is abducted and brought aboard the privateer Rapier beginning her nine year sojourn among the colonies of mankind. Going from captive to slave to induction into the infamous Brotherhood Kathy finds herself being called on to raise the adopted daughter of the crew of the Rapier. Given the responsibility to raise their princess, Cindy, with the help of Lien Lan Yi, daughter of the house of Yi and princess of the imperial court, they travel among the stars preying on merchant ships, dodging Chinese warships, fighting pirates, visiting strange worlds and encountering fantastic creatures all under the watchful eyes of Commodore James Ulysses Black. Trying to raise a young girl among gunfights, sword fights, ship to ship battles, slave trades, deals and some of the most feared raiders in human space is no small challenge. The only question is is Kathy up to the task?read it here

The Deceived

E.C. Fisher

Lucifer killed God and sent the angels through the cycle of rebirth on Earth while he stayed in Heaven plotting his revenge. In this version Revelations is Lucifer’s End of Days. The Archangel Michael is reborn and given the Sword of the Spirit by his dying Father before being sent to Earth with the mission of saving humanity from Lucifer’s plot. The situation is dire, the Earth has been ravaged by war and the creatures of the Four Horsemen. Michael gathers a ragtag group of followers and travels across the United States to defeat the Antichrist in hopes of ending Lucifer’s plan and freeing his love who was taken hostage during his escape from Heaven.

Read it here

The Brittle Riders Trilogy

Bill McCormick

A, far future, Earth had already been visited by an alien race, called the Sominids, who came here for the express purpose of drinking and having sex with everyone they could. When one of their, infamous, parties resulted in the moon being cut in half, and killing everyone who happened to live there, they quietly left.

Their encounter with the Sominids taught the human race many things, primarily that faster than light travel didn’t exist. Denied the stars the human race began to dwindle in number and terminate any space programs.

A thousand years later a scientist named Edward Q. Rohta circumvented anti-AI laws, which had been on the books for millennia, by creating organic creatures to provide manual labor. Instead of dying after ten years, as promised in the company brochure, they would develop flu-like symptoms and go into hiding. Eventually, fed up with the mistreatment they suffered at the hands of humans, they rose up and killed every man, woman, and child on the planet.

This the story of what happens next.

The Brittle Riders, apocalypses are funny that way.

Read them here

And War Machine

Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

Blackmailed, cornered, and screwed. That’s what happens when you get caught…If you’re an assassin, that is. When a contract killer teams up with a four-star general to track down an elusive terrorist group intent upon detonating a nuclear bomb inside their city, sparks fly and not of the romantic variety. Racing against the clock through the desert, facing harrowing odds and dire consequences should they fail, they discover that the terrorists aren’t always the ones to fear… and may not be their true enemy.Set in the ruins of New York, WAR MACHINE is a fast-paced adventure thriller filled with betrayal, suspense, and alliances that quickly turn into deadly enemies. Destiny in the Shadows hauntingly echoes the state of the world today and the fate of the heroes determined to save it.Read it here

The Lost Dragon Isles

Rise of the Dwarven Empire

By Zackery Vanderhorst

The wind sweeps through the land as the races march to face one another once again. Elves armed with Dwarven steel move out onto the borders as Goblins and Ogres do the same, their numbers far greater. The armies mass and prepare for the chance to spill blood, each race still clinging to the old hatreds lingering from the Chaos Wars. As the northern and southern armies meet, the greatest clash in the history of Nalawren will begin. The history of the Elves will be rewritten as the future remains uncertain, and through the middle of it all, the existence of Dragons will be revealed. Once just a myth, cloaked in shadow the great beasts wait, the taste of revenge soon to be savored on their tongues. Book One of The Guardians of Nalawren SeriesThe armies are set, the board drawn out, and like a chess game one of the forces is soon far stronger than t he other. The betrayals have left deep scars in the hearts of the Elves as they pull what is left of their alliances together to face Valsera’s armies once more. In desperation the Elves once again send for the Dwarves hiding in their mountains to the north, but as time goes by it seems the Elves are truly on their own. With all of Pentegarn battered and desperate the Dwarves finally arrive to save the midlands from the massive southern armies. It is soon apparent though that their allegiance comes at a cost, one that the Elves may not be willing to pay. With all of Nalawren pushed to war, the Dwarves decide to change the playing field to fit their own dark interests.Read them both here


C.E. Martin

Recruited by the U.S. Military, Professor Richard Merlo and his assistant, Omorose Nasser, are transported from their University paranormal studies to the middle of the Arizona desert, investigating a haunted military outpost abandoned decades before. The academics soon find themselves in over their heads, investigating a spectral murder at the invisible hands of the entities that have made a deactivated missile silo their home. The hunters soon become the hunted, caught between non-corporeal hostiles and a military unit comprised of supernatural soldiers in a battle to prevent an ancient evil from unleashing a very modern armageddon on the innocent.

Read it here


Phil Price

It happens every year. A select few disappear, never to return.

From The Falkland Islands to the Himalayas, Puerto Rico to England – people are vanishing without trace or explanation. A young man who’s lost everything stumbles across an ancient secret.

Can he unlock the mystery?

Will he find those who need him?

…can he escape the Unknown?

Read it here

Plus a bookmark by Victoria Blaha

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Contest Alert -$4000 Worth of Audio Book Services For Authors

Heads up indie authors! The guys over at ‘Your First Ten Thousand Readers’ are partnering up to give some lucky author a $4000 package to record their book and put it in audio form! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

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We Have A Winner! – Christmas Book Giveaway


Book Giveaway Winner

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! Congrats to David Limer of Texas. You’re the winner of the book The Autobiography of Santa Clause! Thanks to everyone else for entering and have a very Merry Christmas!

If you want to snag your own copy of Jeff Guinn’s book, you can get if for $1.99 on Amazon here:
Merry Christmas everyone and have a great 2017! God bless you all!
– xo ❤ Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel
Author of War Machine, Vaktare of All Realms and Wings of Caligo

Christmas Book Giveaway -Win The Autobiography of Santa Clause

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas and a very happy Holiday. Hopefully 2017 will be an even better year than the last one for us all. But anyway, you can enter to win a hardcover copy of the Christmas classic ‘The Autobiography of Santa Clause’ by Jeff Guinn. It’s a great stocking stuffer and I’ll be announcing the winner on December 21st, so it can get to you by Christmas day! Here’s the link to enter:

Hope you win! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and a fabulous New Year!

About the book –
It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history.

An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!

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