Happy New Year! Here’s a Short Story – Promise to Keep

Hello all! I hope you had a great new year. Welcome to 2022.

I didn’t meet my goal for NaNoWriMo, but I did get a lot of writing done, so I feel that it was an accomplishment. I’m hoping to write more in the coming new year.

A couple of years ago, I contributed to an indie anthology with some other writers. The story is called Promise to Keep, which is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance between a beat cop, who is also a mage, and her superior, the captain of the police force, and a werewolf. In this world, magical beings have lived a long time alongside humans in society. The two characters come out of a deadly situation and realize their feelings for each other.

The anthology recently was taken down from Amazon, something that had to do with Brexit, so I wanted to make the story available again by itself. I submitted it to Amazon yesterday, and it’s ready for purchase.

Of course, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited. The price will be going down in a couple of days due to its short format. Here is the beautiful cover!

A Promise to Keep by HK Rowe, a short story on Amazon.

If you have Goodreads, please add it there as well!

I hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful new year and best wishes.

Please look forward to more story updates and reviews throughout the year.

Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

Unbridled 2nd edition – Paperback version

The second edition of my first book Unbridled is now available in paperback! It now has a new cover, new summary, and some much-needed polish.

Unbridled is still free on Kindle Unlimited.

You can get a paperback version for $10.99, priced lower than the previous version.

I hope you enjoy the new edition!

I’ve you have a chance to read it, please leave a review at Goodreads and Amazon! Reviews are lifeblood for indie authors.

Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

Spellbinding: An Anthology of Magic RELEASED

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Spellbinding: An Anthology of Magic is available on Amazon Kindle!

Authors: Meredith Anderson, Sara Coates, Alyssa Corbett, Rebecca Crunden, Kristina Decker, John Flynn, Kasey Kubica, L.J. LaBarthe, H.K. Rowe
Genres: Fantasy, Anthology, Urban Fantasy
Links: Amazon | Goodreads (add to your to-read or currently-reading lists)
Available in ebook (and paperback soon).
Summary: Everyone knows magic isn’t real … But what if it was?Nine tales, each one a snapshot of what happens to those who suddenly find themselves entangled with magic. From the wish that grants one sudden, unimaginable power, to a dark hex upon a wood, to faeries with nefarious intentions and hunters seeking blood, this anthology showcases the intricate web of adventure that comes from messing with magic.
My short story is “Promise to Keep” and is about a modern-day mage, Katrina, and a werewolf police captain Alastair! (I’ve always liked that name.) The story has action, urban fantasy, and two-knuckleheads in love — oh, well, they have feelings for each other, but one of them has a problem keeping them from making that first move…
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There are other great stories to read in this anthology by a lot of talented authors. Please grab your copy and support indie writers by leaving feedback! I know you’re enjoy all the diverse stories of magic!
Thanks for the support. Cheers,
H.K. Rowe

“Promise to Keep” short story

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Credit to Photo by Aiony Haust on Unsplash of the beautiful woman. The gorgeous man was found and paid for from Dreamstime. Graphic design by Stargazer Heather Designs.

Soon I’ll be releasing another short story within an anthology with a group of talented writers. The anthology itself will be a collection of magical stories, and I’m very excited to share this with you. The release is right around the corner; though, I don’t have a definitive date yet.

I will post an update once the ebook is live!

My contribution is a story called Promise to Keep about a modern-day mage, Katrina, and a werewolf police captain Alastair! (I’ve always liked that name.) The story has action, urban fantasy, and two-knuckleheads in love — oh, well, they have feelings for each other, but one of them has a problem keeping them from making that first move…

Here’s a short preview except of the story…


Lightly and carefully, she pulled Alastair out and leaned him against her for support. She looked around, glad that there weren’t any onlookers. It was late enough in the night, yet there was still potential for people to stop by and see them. ‘Try to stand upright and not look so wounded. We don’t want people to get suspicious.’

He made a ragged noise of affirmation and straightened up as best as he could. He steadied his breathing, trying to hold back the pain.

When they got inside the building, one of his night volunteers, Raye, rushed over to them.

‘Oh my God, what happened?’ she exclaimed, immediately helping Katrina prop him up. They steered Alastair into the office with the sofa and laid him down.

He sighed in relief when his back met the soft cushions, but when Katrina started inspecting his wound, he flinched. Pangs of agony throbbed through him.

‘He was attacked. Go get the medical kit and my healing herbs in my desk,’ she said, and Raye turned dutifully.


Stay tuned for updates on the release of this anthology.

In the meantime, I plan on finishing War Fury soon. The recent death of one of my dogs, as well as my full time job’s demands have made it a challenge to keep up. Mod Fury will get its sequel soon.

Cheers!

H.K. Rowe

BOOK RELEASE: Spirits Abound Anthology!

Happy Halloween! Spirits Abound: Ghostly Little Tales was released yesterday for kindle. Please check it out! Get your copy here at Amazon.

My short story “Deathly Ever After” is one of four chilling little ghost tales. Three other authors have been published for the first time. Please support us!

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It’s here! The digital copy of Spirits Abound: Ghostly Little Tales is available on Amazon.

Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

PRE-ORDER “Spirits Abound”

My first anthology piece with three other NEW authors is up for pre-order at Amazon! The release date is October 31st on Halloween day! 

“Deathly Ever After” is my short little horror tale included in the anthology. Here’s the summary:

 Three young high school girls live out the last day of their torture and murder over and over again. Lanie starts to realize that they have been caught in this nightmare, and she wonders if there’s any way she can break free and save her friends.

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Please find the Kindle version ready at Amazon! The paperback version will be out shortly as well. I will let you all know when that’s up.

I hope you all enjoy it and please support us indie authors by leaving a review either at Amazon or Goodreads!

Thanks and Happy Halloween!

Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

COMING SOON: Spirits Abound Anthology

Are you ready for Halloween? Do you like spooky tales?

Coming this ghoulish holiday is a short anthology of four bone chilling stories, perfect to read for those who enjoy tales of things that go bump in the night.

My writer’s group on Facebook has compiled four great stories that we are excited to share with everyone. Many writers are brand new to self publishing, so of course, we need your support! Please get a glimpse of the cover for the upcoming book:

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The anthology will be available to pre-order on Amazon soon! Please come back for more details. I’m so excited to share these stories with you!

Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

LAST DAY: Get your #Free copy of “Unbridled”

Today is the last day, folks! Unbridled is free for today and then will go back to regular price tomorrow. If you have not gotten a copy yet, please go to Amazon and download my debut novel.

IT’S TOTALLY FREE!

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Summary: Two orphan brothers are taken in by their rich cousins, only to become involved in a dangerous and risque romance with their beautiful daughter. And as each brother falls for her further, dark secrets arise weakening their strong bond.

4 and 5 stars on Amazon!

Enjoy!

H.K. Rowe

FREE eBook Giveaway SOON

Four years ago on May 19th, 2014 my first novel Unbridled was published! This Saturday I will be celebrating by hosting a free book promotion through Amazon. For a few days starting this Saturday, Unbridled will be free!

I will make a formal announcement and reminder on Saturday!

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Cheers,

H.K. Rowe

 

“Unbridled” FREE on Kindle Unlimited

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Unbridled is now on Kindle Unlimited!

This is an official announcement that my debut novel Unbridled is now only on Amazon. I have taken it down from other channels because I wanted to take advantage of some of the marketing options that KDP Select offers. Plus, there has been no monetary benefit for me on other channels for the past four years since publication.

What this means:

  • Unbridled is now available for Kindle Unlimited subscribers for FREE. If you are a KU patron you can now read Unbridled for no extra charge.
  • I will be able to offer free days or other specials for Unbridled which I’ve been wanting to do.
  • An easier way to do a giveaway through Amazon.

If you have bout Unbridled previously on other channels not on Amazon, I do regret that I will not be re-uploading it to those services in the future. If you would still like a copy and get your money’s worth, please comment so I can get in contact with you and see if I can get a copy to you or let you know when I’ll be posting it free on Amazon outside of Kindle Unlimited.

Thanks!

H.K. Rowe