Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Themed Christmas trees (links)

Some of these are so lovely and colorful that I just had to share them, even though a couple look familiar.  I would love to put Jack Skellington's head on that snowman tree: 18 Ideas for a Themed Tree 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alternative Christmas tree ideas (link)

Here are some interesting ideas for small spaces.  The stacked blue bottles on shelves were interesting, but a red--or another color--topper would be nice. The succulents and feather trees were lovely:  Small Space? Try an Alternative Tree
(Click on the Open Gallery circle.)

Sparkle note: If you drag a treat from the box, and click on it again, Sparkle will jump up and catch it!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Story collection and audiobook



The Doorway and Other Stories is now available in paperback too:
Here are fourteen of my favorite stories, and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story. They've all been published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print. If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., check it out here:  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The%20Doorway%20and%20Other%20Stories


Maxwell Sweet along with two professors have been conducting secret experiments in an old Victorian mansion outside Galveston, Texas. However, the two professors have vanished and Maxwell Sweet has fallen ill. Now, it's up to Sweet's tough-as-nails niece to find out what happened to the project: a time machine.

Note: Sugar Time will be available as a book one of these days, and it will include another story in the time machine series that was published separately.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Joy V. Smith's ebooks (fiction)


Hidebound (SF) is available on: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ICFOHY and
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.

Pretty Pink Planet (SF) is available free on http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.

Hot Yellow Planet is available on: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94029
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures,  meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Need gift suggestions? Books are always good!

These suggestions focus on my books, of course; I have a variety of fiction and non-fiction books waiting for readers, and here are some of them, starting with my novels:

Detour Trail is available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Detour-Trail-ebook/dp/B00F7CZ0R4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1379281976&sr=1-1&keywords=Detour+Trail  and from the publisher: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/joyvsmith/detourtrail.html
Detour Trail: Westward bound on the Oregon Trail, Lorrie Emerson is left behind and alone after her uncle is killed.  Ignoring the wagon master's advice to go home, she rounds up others needing help; they join a later wagon train and are soon slogging through dust and mud and steep mountain passes, but it's not long before she's again forging her own trail and searching for a new home and supplies as winter reaches out its icy hands.... Settling the frontier isn't easy!

Strike Three is a post-apocalyptic novel: Because of the "hot virus," the devastation of WWIII is more horrible than the worse case scenario, and missiles fired in retaliation gave new meaning to "scorched earth."  Can a new world move beyond the losses, mistakes and regrets?  Strike Three is available in paperback or as an ebook.

For the print edition of Strike Three, go to Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/4876544   
If you prefer eBooks, go to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/452298  And, of course: Amazon.