Spring has almost Sprung!

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Our cats have kittened, our dogs have puppied, the crocuses are out-this week is so different from last week-last week, we had almost 13 inches of snow on the ground; this week, it’s all gone and we are making maple syrup-just for ourselves, nothing huge, about 2 gallons so far.

And this last week we put out our latest cozy mystery for our fans, CriminallySpun Out which did really well, thank you everyone!   In a little over two days, its ranking went a little wild!  According to Amazon, it was

Best Sellers Rank: #34 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
#1 in Christian Suspense
#4 in Cozy Crafts & Hobbies Mystery
That is a new record for us and we are thankful!  I went for a long walk around the field with the dogs and alpaca today-did you know that when pine trees come into spring, they sprout their new growth and it is in the shape of a cross?  Next time you take a walk near piney woods, around this time or a little closer to Easter, take a look for yourself.  Even nature declares the glory of God.  And here on the croft, we are busy getting syrup made and prepping for the spring work-gardening, planting, mending, cleaning up for winter, while still enjoying the growth that is springing to life all around us.  I hope all is well where you live, and that you have a grand week!  Don’t forget to check out the new jokes-you always need a smile or two a day…and please pray for our country-it’s seeing hard times right now.  God bless and see you next week!

Your New Specials for March and April!

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March 1—NEW RELEASE- the promised next cozy mystery in the Fiber Mavens will be out March 1, and march 2,3,4 will be  a free download for all my Cozy Mystery folks. it’s called Criminally Spun Out and it’s page turner!  Get you copy!  And don’t forget to leave me a review…

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08XB1MZNG

 

March 7 to 11 Rise of the Rebellion is 99 cents on Amazon; When his evil brother Isaac is released from the Eternity prison, Lucan is sent to rescue  24 kidnapped clan heirs from Shadowblade. Join Giselle the magivore, Lucan and his wolf pack on the latest adventure beyond reality.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H46YWBX

 

March 17-19  Kai Dante’s Stratagem is free om Amazon– If you like fast-paced techie action, strong family ties, and evil ladies, you have to read this book from the Generations of the Oberllyn’s series! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2LW391

March  21-24, Uncle James, A Servant of God, To Us,  will be a 99 cent download on Amazon.  If you want to discover what the Bible teaches about social justice and equality, James is the place to start. This little book of devotionals based on James’ letter to us helps you achieve clarity and understanding on this topic.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVG23JX

March 28,29,30, Terrorists, Traitors and Spies, is just 99 cents on Amazon. If you like espionage, history, heroes, family ties and heart pounding action, you will love this book! https://www.amazon.com/dp/  B07G5ZJGX7

 

 

April Specials

April 1,2,3,4, Just Before Dying, He Prayed for You   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08W28G63X

is a free download for you-our Easter present to you and yours I this season of holiness. How did He know 2000 years ago just what we would need to survive our world? This little devotional looks at the last thoughts of Christ before He was taken to be tortured and killed for us. Shouldn’t you find out just what He felt we needed?

 

April 5—We are projecting the release of a new series-and it’s going to be fabulous!  More later on this…but get ready to stay up later reading!

April 11-14  Rebooting the Oberllyn’s is just 99 cents on Amazon.  If you enjoy action, tech, romance and speculation, then Traveler’s book Rebooting the Oberllyn’s is for you! A global genetic virus has a 100% kill rate and the Oberllyn’s need to destroy it before it wipes out civilization-then Maybe Noel can retire…And Kai can take over the family research clan.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/ B07FK7ZYP4

 

April 13-16  Forged in Water and Fire is just 99 cents to download on Amazon…the conclusion of the Clan Falconer series, and it’s stunning and will make you think.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0815SK4MX

 

April 22 to 24  Criminally Crocheted is a 99 cent download on Amazon. If you like cozy mystery, sweet romance, and small towns, you are going to love this book!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H1CP2QS

And we are planning something really crazy for end of April-watch for details!

 

A Special Book Just for you!

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How did He know 2000 years ago just what we would need to survive our world today? This little devotional, written for the 40 days of lent or your other times of spiritual emphasis, looks at the last thoughts of Christ before He was taken to be tortured and killed for us. Shouldn’t you find out just what He felt we needed?

Now available on Amazon as either a paperback or ebook.  For your copy, just go to–

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08W28G63X   

 

And just for my newsletter readers, February 12 and 13, it will be a free download-Happy Lent and Valentine’s day all in one.  Lent starts the 17th of February so this will be just in time.  Bless you all, from all of us here.

The Final OmniBus is out!

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The last three books of the Oberllyn Generations-these are 7,8 and 9, 3 books in one, saving you a bunch of money and enabling you to read straight through-really, it’s going to keep you up way too late tonight- is out and available as a paperback or ebook on Amazon. Just go to

to pick up your copy.  It’s a page-turner and I had a lovely romp writing it and getting it ready for you-although I did drive my editor almost to distraction.

A global genetic virus has a 100% kill rate; the Oberllyn’s need to destroy it before it wipes out civilization; then maybe Noel can retire and Kai can take over the family research clan while Alex and Micah head for the stars.

 

Now, in case you missed it, we had snow-I mean tons of it, 10 inches or so, over the next few days; long enough to get this book published, and another book is coming out next week for Lent-can you believe it’s almost lent already?  And next month the next cozy mystery comes out and a new series starts-just percolating around here at Potpourri PUblishing-and did I tell you Bambi’s puppies now have their eyes open.  Darling little things.  And Dan and I made 25 drop spindles.  Anyway, pick up your book, have a grand time, and remember to allow time to sleep-life goes on even if you have a great book to keep you occupied.  Blessings, all-don’t forget to leave a review.

 

Happy 2021!

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We made it!  We got through 2020 and we are still here!  That calls for a celebration.  I decided to offer the following over the next couple of months just for you-and don’t forget to go see the new jokes on the jokes page…God bless and hope you can relax with a good book tonight!

His Path is Mine   is FREE- January  3,4 and 5; just in time for those resolutions to get closer to Him.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084CZZVPQ  His Path is Mine leads you into an extravagant, jubilant, and gratifying experience with Jesus. Perfect for daily personal study, with an emphasis on daily prayer, His Path is Mine leads you on a gentle journey to the awareness of His presence in your times of spiritual emphasis enabling you to join His family as we seek a better understanding of His great gift to us.

 

To Protect One’s Own, 99 cents only Janaury 11,12,13   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSRY4LC If you like science fiction, apocalyptic adventure and, unending action, you are going to love Traveler’s book, To Protect One’s Own, part of the Generations of the Oberllyn family series.  How do you protect your family when the world has lost its heart, mind and, soul?  A great read for those long afternoons when you need an escape.

 

Quilting Can Be Criminal, is FREE January 19,20 and 21  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H  Brad and Casey just want to get married, but someone keeps upping the ante from simple pranks to murder; each time leaving an expertly made quilt square at the scene.  The only thing certain is that the crooks have to be apprehended before Founder’s Day when busloads of tourists show up and preferably before the wedding.  The Fiber Mavens Series, Quilting Can be Criminal, Criminally Quilted and Criminally Pieced Together, are romance, intrigue, and mystery times three.

 

Clan Falconer’s War  is 99 cents only January 27,28,29   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSQCJMY  If you like fantasy, magic, romance, knights and wizards, beastmasters and dragons, you are going to love this book from the Clan Falconer Series!  Seven brothers, one clan, science and magic joined; who will become the laird of Clan Falconer?

 

Ninety days to the Gods Habit   is 99 cents February 4,5,6.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SHCFLRX  If you want to learn a new path, clear, simple and scientifically proven, to a closer relationship with God, then Ninety Days to the God Habit is for you. Isn’t it time to break your destructive, mediocre, boring, existence and get a new life going that works? Isn’t it time you fell in love with God all over again?

 

The Omnibus 1  is just 99 cents-not 6.99 as usual, a savings of $6 for you!

Only priced this way February 8 and 9

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08FP5V36L  If you love family sagas and science fiction adventure with a pinch of romance, you are going to love this 3 book compilation of the Oberllyn Family Past Series.  Starting with the Western expansion and the Civil War, the three volumes of the past generations take up right up to the year 2015.  The ancestors of the Oberllyn clan start out under siege; first from an unscrupulous man with an eye for a good farm to the long road west by wagon train to escape the Civil war only to become entangled in the San Francisco rebellion.

 

Oberllyn’s Overland  is FREE  February 14,15,16- what better time for a historical romance than Valentine’s day?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H2W22B8  If you like covered wagons, staunch anti-abolitionists, gentle romance, and unending action, you will love Traveler’s historically correct book, The Oberllyn’s Overland, book one of the Generations of the Family Oberllyn.  Under siege, Elijah takes his family west to get away from the civil war and espionage, only to find himself stopping a rebellion in San Francisco

 

 

Criminally Crocheted  , our last special is 99 cents February 23,24, and 25-don’t miss it.  It’s an upper!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08H1CP2QS If you love cozy mysteries, crazy clues and happy endings (with just a hint of intrigue), you are going to love book four in the series the Fiber Mavens Mysteries.  Welcome to Lyonsville, a serene village where English and Amish shops draw tourists by the busload for the atmosphere, food, and handmade crafts.  Brad’s been promoted, Casey is expecting, and the Yarn Sisters are yarn-bombing the town.  The new pastor’s little boys have a tendency to go streaking.  When the yarn-bombing gets out of hand and half the Yarn sisters go missing, Casey and Brad have to find the culprit before someone gets hurt or she has this baby in the squad car. You are going to enjoy book four.  It will keep you up way too late tonight!

 

 

Free Gifts for Christmas!

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Our elves have been busy setting up two more specials for our friends: freebies this time on our brand new releases, just in time to gift yourself -don’t you deserve a gift too? And maybe a nice cup of cocoa, sitting down in a comfortable chair, and just a few minutes for yourself?

The first FREE book is called Tales for Advent and Christmas Two, and is found on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NVZD1NP

If you like Christmas legends, customs, trivia, recipes to make your mouth water, and bedtime stories, you are really going to like book two in this series.  After book one came out last year, Traveler got requests wanting to learn more about Christmas. In response, after research, she wrote book two. Find out how we got from a baby in a manger to six-legged horses. Merry Christmas! It is available for free on December 19 and 20 only-so get your copy downloaded!

Our second free book is called Uncle James, A Servant of God, to Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVG23JX

If you want to discover what the Bible teaches about social justice and equality, James is the place to start. This little book of devotionals, based on James’ letter to us, helps you achieve clarity, understanding of your duty to others and is a wonderful way to start your new year on the right path. It will be totally free as a download December 17,18, and 19 only-so mark your calendar and download your free copy!

There, two books, both free, our gift to you this holiday season. God bless and enjoy!

What do you think?

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I just started making MP4’s of some of the books.  See what you think of this one…and let me know.  The first three to send me a message will get an autographed free copy.

Happy Thanksgiving and on to Christmas!

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We had a marvelous holiday; we spread it out over two days so we could all see each other safely and that was good.  We ate together, walked the fields, played with the animals, and did some board games; it was all good and we are thankful to the good Lord for His blessings and safety for us this year.

We are thankful for all those of you who have been buying our books and reading them and leaving reviews-thank you so much for all the encouragement you have sent me this year.  We managed to get 13 books out this year, and that’s a record for us.  We have 5 in the pipeline for after Christmas, another mystery, another omnibus, 3 new books in a sci-fi series, and another devotional.  Next year will be busy.

There is a marvelous little song going around now based on two verses out of the book of Psalms called I would have Lost Heart.  You can find it on Youtube-they do a background of pines in the snow, and it is a comforting thing to watch and memorize, and it does stick with you.  The words have so much meaning for us at this time of the year.

I would have lost heart unless I had believed, that I would see the goodness of the lord, in the land of the living.  Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! (Psalm 27, 13-14).  In this time when people are dying of Covid at a rate, last I heard of 50 an hour, we need to have courage as we do what we can to help each other.

Have courage, wear masks around each other, wash your hands, and read books-let your mind soar away from the stress and hurt in the safety of your home.   Put off trips you don’t need to make, stay out of crowds; we love you all and hope to hear from you soon.    You can leave me a message here or on my pm on my FB page. God bless.

 

And don’t forget-I can now safely post Christmas jokes-have a look!

Uncle James is live!

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Our newest devotional, just in time for Christmas, is now available on Amazon;

Uncle James, A Servant of God, to Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08MVG23JX  is an ideal way to start off your new year learning from the letter gifted us.

The book of James has for centuries caused problems for the church hierarchy.   Some felt it took away from the teaching of salvation by faith alone; Martin Luther disliked this little book so much that in his original translation, he took it out of the rest of the New Testament and put it in an appendix in the back!  There is controversy about which of the three James in the Bible wrote this letter: whether James was trying to tone down Paul’s message, whether or not it was written only to the Jews and not to the budding church; whether it was too practical to be of any spiritual import as Luther thought.  James is a book of social justice; a book of unity, written to emphasize the duty each of us has to accept each other and to travel the path Jesus laid down for us. If you want to discover what the Bible teaches about social justice and equality, James is the place to start. This little book of devotionals, based on James’  letter to us,  helps you achieve clarity, understanding of our duty to others and may just change your life.

Life is Slowing down, sort of.

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As I look out the window at the day, it’s not raining, it’s overcast, with a strong breeze ripping the leaves off the trees and tossing them all over the yard I just last week cleaned up.  Ah well, I can get to the leaf blower again come Monday…speaking of which, don’t forget to vote Tuesday, I don’t care who you vote for, but if you are a citizen, it is your right and your privilege to vote. Take a few moments, read the platforms of the different parties and figure out who matches you best, and go vote for them.  Yours may be the one vote needed to tip the scales.  I’m a poll worker locally and I have my sanitizer, face shield, and masks all set to go-packing my lunch and will be there 15 straight hours helping folks to get it done and looking forward to being of service.

Dan’s out working on his rocket stove-a stove that burns upside down.  He’s having a good time working on his inventions.  He set up an electric train set in the garage for the grandson who never had seen the like-in this age of computers and tablets and phones, it’s funny how something as simple as an old model train set can fire his imagination.  Also a little comforting to know beneath all the nerd knowledge, he’s still a little boy.  Wait, Scott just came over so now they’re chopping firewood from a dead tree they took down and adding it to the woodpile.

Now, don’t forget to go over to the humor page and check out the new jokes!  And the specials page…lots going on there. I at least wanted to let you know of some of the marvelous specials we’re running this month – I have taken a liking to 99 cent specials so hope you enjoy them and the freebies.  I’ll be running even more in December.   If you want autographed copies of paperbacks for Christmas, it’s time to get going on those-that’s on the specials page too.These are for right now, starting the 1st of November:

A-To Protect One’s Own will be 99 cents November 1-3  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KSRY4LC

B-Clan Falconer’s War  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GSQCJMY will be FREE November 5-7

C-We have a brand-new book, a devotional based on the Book of James, just right for a months’ worth of study, coming out November 4/5.  More later!

D- Quilting Can Be Criminal, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H  book one of the Fiber Mavens is 99 cents November 8-10

E- The Oberllyn Family Generational Omnibus, Book 2   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KQZNS2T  is a 99-cent download Nov 12-15-3 books in 1!

F- Calming My Clamor  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0891X6RKW  be FREE November 12-15

G- Tales for Advent and Christmas, Book 1 will be FREE Nov 13-15 (Book two is coming out November 19!)       https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086G8DT9H

H- Rebooting the Oberllyn’s,  https://www.amazon.com/dp/ B07FK7ZYP4    will be 99 cents November 19 to 21

I-Changeling’s Clan   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VPXRGY3  will be 99 cents  Nov. 22-24

J-Criminally Quilted, Book two of the Fiber Mavens Mysteries   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087HKT9C4 will be 99 cents November 26-28

K-The Majestic Spectrum of God’s Love,      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R1GHPKG  will be 99 cents November 29-Dec. 1

And the link to visit my author’s page is https://www.amazon.com/J.-Traveler-Pelton/e/B07837X14F?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000

There you have it!  An entire month of sales, two a week all month long, and two new releases!  I feel a shopping trip coming on and have a lot of grandkids to buy Christmas for- so God bless, see you soon, and have a grand holiday season.

From all the crew here at Springhaven and Potpourri Press-Happy almost holidays!