Cursed Hart Is Finally Here!

The hotly anticipated day is here! Cursed Hart is available to read on Amazon in ebook and paperback editions! The reviews are rolling in and so gar they’ve all been excellent. One reader went so far as call it my best work yet when he reviewed it on BookBub.

Make sure to pick up your copy of Cursed Hart on Amazon today! If you send me a proof of purchase screenshot and a review acreenshot, I will send you another ebook of your choice from my catalog as a free thank you bonus!

Read CURSED HART ON AMAZON

The Recovery of the Lost Stories…

Forty seven notebooks all filled with stories, series, and above all, my writing. And I couldn’t touch them…

For the last two years a large portion of my writing sat untouched because the notebooks they were contained in were spray treated with a mold killing agent that I was highly allergic to. As it turned out, the mold killing agent had a component of mold in it itself (and in my case, a double negative didn’t equal a positive result), so every time I’d get near them my mast cell condition would kick up with gusto, causing my blood pressure to skyrocket to over two hundred. And for those of you who aren’t familiar with blood pressure levels, that’s scarily high at the level where strokes can occur, as well as kidney damage.

But yesterday I risked it all to bring them to you, my dear readers. After the notebooks were ozoned to try and kill the remaining mycotoxins in them (thanks to my dear editor Peg Heron Heidel for handling them while in that condition), I carefully cut off the covers and backings of them all to remove the most contaminated areas. Donned in surgical gloves and a mask, and outside to keep clean air circulating, I sorted them all out.

Most luckily, my blood pressure didn’t elevate too much once the covers were gone, so it seems handling them has finally become safe enough to do. Now comes the fun task of typing up all of what they contain. To give you an idea, once sorted, all the different piles in the photo below are different series. The largest pile you see there on the right belongs to my Destiny in the Shadows series. The rest are from other series you’ve yet to read. And each notebook has a minimum of seventy pages in it, written on front and back of each sheet.

These don’t even count the uncontaminated pile of notebooks I have upstairs by my usual writing spot on the love seat. There’s another twenty or so of those, too.

So you see, folks, some people say they bleed for their craft, but I do that and also risk my life to bring you new works. While slightly melodramatic, it’s true all the same. I often joke I bleed for my writing as it is. My hands have a tendency to get hives from the ongoing mold issue with our house and they crack while I’m writing, so my notebooks are spotted with my own blood in some places.

Here’s to the creation of new books and hopefully no more mold related catastrophes! I’ll be very busy for the near future, that’s for sure!

Love you all,

Author Maggie Lynn

Happy Nut Hunting Season!

Happy Fall!

The kids may be back in school and the stores stocking up candy for Halloween, but that’s not how I know the season has come. At this time of year without fail, living out in the country, something always occurs. My husky starts his nut hunting.

Much like a human bobbing for apples, I wind up walking an eighty pound, nut hunting menace on a leash, diving for every acorn he sets eyes on. Mishka thinks he’s the doggie-squirrel version of of Top Gun, dive bombing and zig zagging in every which what direction as we walk, without warning and the stealth of an F18 after a target. And since acorns are potentially poisonous to dogs, I essentially wind up walking him like a hangman on a noose, keeping his head above the ground.

Ah, what a mother won’t do to keep their little one safe, practically forced into choking him on his collar so he won’t poison himself. Then again, this is the little ‘hero’ who managed to swallow a sock the within three days of getting home and threatening us with a potentially two thousand dollar vet bill before yacking it up again days later. Needless to say, no socks or acorns for Mishka ever again.

Anyway, after a terribly short Summer (too short in my opinion), I’m back from my hiatus. After recovering from surgery and taking a break from social media, I have returned. Tell me, did you miss me? As a thank you to you all for all your wonderful support during my illness, I managed to write four new books.

For Halloween, I have a new story for all my vampire lovers. While I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, I figured what better a time to publish a story with our favorite blood sucking undead? My readers enjoyed the Swan Princes so much that I thought another standalone fairy tale style story was in order.

For November, my Vaktare of All Realms series is finally coming out with the first three books! My Vaktare stories have taken over ten years to make it to print since inception, so I’m very excited to share them with you all. Shira was one of my first ever characters in my novels.

I’m looking for ARC readers for all four books, so if you’d be interested in reading them first before they’re released, all you have to do is let me know! Comment and say you want in!

Again, thank you so much for all your loving support. I couldn’t keep writing without you all.

Love and hugs,

Maggie Lynn and her fluffy nutcase Ser Mishka

P.S. He’s still sulking I wouldn’t let him poison himself. Oh well.

The World of Destiny in the Shadows – A Map

Who knew that making a map of a dystopian science fiction world would be so time consuming? Plotting Nacin, Mercaine, and MoiRai on a map was difficult, but I finally got it done for you all!

Make sure to check out Slave to War to continue where War Machine left off in the epic cliffhanger! It’s now available on Amazon here!

The Swan Princes: A Christmas Tail

It’s live everyone! The Swan Princes is out and ready to read on Amazon in paperback and Kindle!

Just in case you need a recap, here’s a little bit about the story:

Witches, black swans, a mystery disappearance, an Asshole, and a Christmas romance that lasts ‘till the end of time…

Marissa Siegfried has always been in love with DePrynce… Odetton DePrynce, that is. When Odetton mysteriously disappears, unexpectedly leaving his fortune and estate to her, Marissa gets more than she ever could have bargained for when she discovers that her new home comes complete with a crew of mysterious swans. But is there a sinister secret at the heart of Odetton’s disappearance? Or will DePrynce be lost to her forever?

The Swan Princes is a new fantasy retelling of the classic Swan Lake story, spun with a comedic gender-swapping twist that will warm your heart this holiday season.

And here’s a snippet of the story:

You can pick up your copy on Amazon here for just $2.99, or FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers!

Happy Holidays Readers!

Well, it’s the holidays.

Am I the only one who feels like the summertime was only a passing dream that I’d like to relive? This of course comes as the snowflakes are fluttering down here. Am I a little grouchy watching them come down? Yes, I am, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

But enough about me. How are you all doing? Are you excitedly trimming your tree or are you sitting in the corner like a grinch like I am? Okay, that might be a little too much. Not quite a grinch, but the holiday commercials are a bit over done considering it feels like Halloween just ended last week.

Either way, I’m trying to launch myself into the holiday mood. I’ve got a Thanksgiving children’s book coming out this week, plotting out a new Christmas science fantasy novel, and yes, to sate your 2019 TBR pile, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming your way next week. Make sure to stay tuned because there’s sure to be freebies to stock your kindle with, and if you are a paper lover like me, your stockings as well.

Let me be the first to wish you Happy Holidays. And whether hearing it so soon is an irritant to you or not, I still wish you happiness all the same.

And to make your holiday shopping a little easier, I’ll send a free copy of my best selling prequel STILL DEATH to anyone you wish me to. Either send them this link so they can download it or pop me a reply with their email address so I can send it directly to them!

Love, Maggie Lynn

P.S. If you haven’t read War Machine yet, keep an eye out for my Black Friday deals email. Slave to War is coming this December and you’ll need to be caught up
before it is out! 

A Review – Praise For Wings of Caligo

In this excellent story, a story which shines light on interpersonal relationships and the relationship between two societal factions, Ms. Heron-Heidel weaves an intelligent and compelling tale which, if one wants to see what she’s actually saying, teaches us why all of humanity should and must tear down the walls that we have put up between each other in order to make a better world. It is vastly different than her first book, but that is fine with me. Why? An author, and an author of a caliber such as she, should have a range which can handle whatever genre they write in. This story exhibits the inescapable fact that Ms. Heron-Heidel is a force to be reckoned with any genre she may choose to write in. Once again, Ms. Heron-Heidel, KUDOS TO YOU! Another fine job.
Author T Garth Connelly

Your Summer Reading List 2018

Guess what’s coming your way, readers?! Make sure to check out Slave to War, Wings of Caligo and Cursed this summer!

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