New Release

Read with your ears! The audio edition of Beacon has released!

This has truly been a busy week, but in a good way. Beacon, a second story set in Havenbrim, Llum (and in our world) is now available as an audiobook. Those who listened to my Wrapped in the Past novella will recognize the narrator, Janine Haynes. She does an excellent voicing of Serah Kettel and the other characters, and I can’t wait for you to hear it!

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When Serah’s life in Havenbrim becomes unbearable, she accepts an apprenticeship with a celestial mechanic and glazier. Her master assigns her the task of opening a globe framed in copper. But the glass and seal are unbreakable. The solution to the puzzle traps Serah inside the globe and transports her to a world where she longs for home.

Flash Tales audio edition, now available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes!

Some of you will remember voice talent, Jill Maglione, from Insight Kindling and Lantern. I was fortunate she agreed to narrate Flash Tales as well. Jill’s reading of my children’s stories is on sale now. I can’t wait for you to hear it!

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Discover the magic of music, sail with a feisty pirate, and view the stars and moon in a whole new light. Stories range from middle grade adventures to tales that can be enjoyed by teen listeners.

 

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Flash Tales Release Day!

This collection is special to me because I feel like I could tell a personal story about each piece. I wrote the fable,”Morning and the Moon,” as a gift to a family member, and “What a Clown Reads” was my first creative work that won an award. I’ve read from the manuscripts of each story at open mics, and now I’m sharing them with you.

Discover the magic of music, sail with a feisty pirate, and view the stars and moon in a whole new light. Stories range from middle grade adventures to tales that can be enjoyed by teen readers.

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As with all my releases, I’d love to know what you think. Please consider helping me get the word out by leaving a review.

🏮Beacon (Lantern, #2) is live!🏮

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Return to Havenbrim and meet Machin’s next apprentice! I’m excited to share a new novella set in the world of my YA fantasy, Lantern. The release price is $0.99 for a limited time!

Download Beacon for: Kindle, iBooks, Kobo

Coming Soon to Nook

Lantern #1 is FREE for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Wattpad. Learn more at chessdesalls.com.

Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter to get a message when Torch (Lantern, #3) comes out!

Time for the Lost—Live on Audible and iTunes!

Book three of The Call to Search Everywhen, narrated by Jamie Dufault, is now available as an audiobook. Click to listen to the audio sample, a conversation between Valcas and my favorite new character:

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Calla’s disappearance leads her family and friends to suspect that she’s lost. In a desperate attempt to find her, Valcas seeks help from a man he betrayed. A new search begins, one that sounds promising, even if it forces Valcas to confront his past.

The travel team reunites for a mission they never saw coming: a journey to a world caught between life and death, and hidden within the deepest recesses of time. Ivory rediscovers a friend and Ray learns the meaning behind his tattoo. But the connections they make between travelers and the lost may twist the core of the Time and Space Travel Agency inside out.

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Glistens is free on Kindle, iBooks, and Wattpad!

Glistens medium ebook coverGlistens can now be downloaded as a free standalone novella for Kindle and iBooks!

I’ve also entered both Glistens and Lantern in the 2016 Wattys. Wattpad readers can interact with the stories as they read online by voting for their favorite chapters.

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Lantern has already earned some stars, so who knows what might happen?

The Countdown Begins

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Time for the Lost (The Call to Search Everywhen, #3) releases in one month! There’s just enough time to catch up or reread the series.

The first two books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Audible. Sign up for my newsletter to get an email on launch day.

A flurry of winter tales

Today’s launch day for Echoes of Winter! We’re excited to bring you thirteen new stories, all winter-themed.

Final Echoes of Winter Cover Twelve Days to Christmas by L.A. Starkey
Christmas Seasoning by DB Nielsen
Merry Chris Witch by CK Dawn
Wrapped in the Past by Chess Desalls
Butterflies in the Snow by D.E.L. Connor
The Darkest Night of the Year by Tim Hemlin
Cold Hearth by Kelly Hall
Code X by W.J. May
Good Saint Nick by Lu J Whitley
Soaring by K.K. Allen
A Spirit’s Last Gift by Kathy-Lynn Cross
Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden
The Edge by Fleur Camacho

Browse the Amazon sample for each story’s synopsis. The book will be available soon for Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

Help us celebrate this new release at our online launch party. There’s also a Holiday Giveaway!

Awethology release–read my story for free!

Today’s the official launch day for Awethology Light and Awethology Dark, a collection of poetry and fiction by an amazing group of authors!

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In my story, “Queen of the Small Seas,” a baby from an enchanted island gets stolen by pirates. Sixteen years later, she discovers that the ruffians who’d raised her hadn’t been the first to take her away from her family and the life she was meant to lead. Find it in the Awethology Light volume!

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