Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Long-Awaited Sequel and Other Releases

I finally have great news for all those who have waited so very long to hear about the sequel to The Forgotten Warrior. 

For many years, my publisher tried to find a way to offer the book to my faithful readers, but obstacles kept getting in the way. Finally, they returned the rights of the novel to me. Not only that, but they kindly gave me the non-exclusive rights to The Forgotten Warrior and The Stone Traveler. All I have to do is re-title those books and make new covers. 

This makes it possible for me to epublish the books. I can offer them to you as ebooks and also—this is very important—as print-on-demand books. 

So, if you want an actual book, you can order it. Yeah!!! 

Because of this new development, I’ve decided to put all my time-travel novels in a series called Time Stone Chronicles. The new title for The Forgotten Warrior is Reluctant Warrior. 

For a limited time Reluctant Warrior is free to members of Kindle Unlimited. Yes, FREE.  Here's the cover and back-cover blurb for Reluctant Warrior.

Sydney Morgan, a sixteen-year-old girl with a black belt in karate, thinks her world has fallen apart. A close friend offends her, her mother is diagnosed with cancer, and her father—who abandoned them years ago—comes back into her life. Just when Syd thinks this nightmare will never end, a time stone takes her to Captain Helaman and his stripling warriors of the Book of Mormon. But Helaman takes the time stone, calls her a spy, and has Tarik—his second-in-command—throw her in the stockade. 

Tarik learns Syd is a time-traveling girl with fighting skills he’s never seen before and falls in love with her. Syd desperately wants to return home to be with her dying mother. Tarik has two choices: tell Helaman Syd’s true gender and risk losing her when she’s sent home, or not tell Helaman so Syd can train him and his warrior brothers. 

The choice is impossible. If Syd stays she could die in the war. If she leaves, the Lamanites could win. The battles are heating up. Tarik must choose.


 NOW for the sequel.

Drum roll, please . . .

Thank you, William--my grandson

 S T R I P L I N G   W A R R I O R

Yes, here is the long-awaited sequel to Reluctant Warrior (previously published as The Forgotten Warrior). Right now it is FREE on Kindle Unlimited.

After traveling back in time and barely surviving the Battle for Cumeni, sixteen-year-old karate expert, Sydney Morgan, is desperate to find Tarik, the stripling warrior she loves. Even when they are finally reunited, their trials have just begun. Syd is determined to learn from the spirit all that she needs to so she can go home. She helps Helaman and the stripling warriors reclaim the city of Manti from the Lamanites. Now, Helaman needs reinforcements. He sends Tarik and Syd on a dangerous mission with Ozi, an elderly warrior, as their guide. They must find Captain Moroni and ask for more troops. On their journey, Tarik is injured and returns to Manti. Syd and Ozi continue on without him. 

 As Tarik recuperates, a voice beseeches him to “go to her.” Believing Syd is in danger, he sets out to find her. 

Will Syd and Ozi find Captain Moroni? 

Will Tarik and Syd be together again? 

Will Syd ever return to her family and home?


 Because it took so very long to get these books to you, I’ve written a little booklet, Ten Stripling Warrior Character Traits to Apply to Your Life.  

This forty-three-page booklet gives a brief history of the stripling warriors and ten of the character traits I believe the stripling warriors had (I'm sure they had many more, but these are the ten I focused on). And it’s told from the viewpoint of Sydney Morgan, one of the main characters in Reluctant Warrior and Stripling Warrior. For a limited time, this booklet is also FREE to Kindle Unlimited members.

Coming this summer, I will add another book to the Time Stone Chronicles series and re-release The Stone Traveler under a different title. The novel is in the process of being revamped. As soon as I have the new title and cover, plus, the date for the release, I’ll let you know. 

And coming in October, I will have a brand new novel to add to the Time Stone Chronicles collection titled Chasing the Star. It’s about a brother and sister who are sent back in time. The sister goes to a Roman soldier while her brother goes to a shepherd family. And in case you were wondering, yes, it’s about Christmas. 


Monday, April 24, 2017

And the Winners Are . . .

Because I had so many leave comments in the cover reveal giveaway, I decided to give away two sets of all three books. 

Many people posted on my blog and/or Facebook so that increased their chances.

And the lucky winners are . . . 

Jan Gammell and Camille Anthony Protti. 

Congratulations!!! I'll be in touch with you for your addresses.

Stay tuned for the release date. 


Friday, April 21, 2017


This blog post has been years, yes I mean YEARS, in the making and I'm celebrating!

When I sold my first novel, The Forgotten Warrior, the book ended with a cliffhanger. My publisher and I honestly thought the sequel would follow, but then the book market tanked and although The Forgotten Warrior had respectable sell numbers there were worries that the sequel wouldn't sell as well. But my publisher really wanted to publish the sequel so they had me rewrite it. And then, I waited. And waited. And waited some more. (I'm talking years here.)

There was even talk about them just releasing the ebook version of the sequel, so that ignited fresh hope. I did another rewrite and then waited. And waited. And waited some more. (A couple more years.)

Because the decision had stalled, my publisher decided I'd waited long enough and returned the rights of the book to me so I could do what I wanted with it. Happy day!!! With epublishing taking off, I could offer the sequel to my readers not only as an ebook, but also print-on-demand, so those who wanted an actual book could have one.

 But then I starting thinking, wouldn't it be great if I could also offer The Forgotten Warrior at a discount? I got in touch with my publisher. After many discussions, they returned the non-exclusive rights of The Forgotten Warrior and The Stone Traveler to me, but I needed to change the titles and covers, plus not sell my versions of the books in certain stores.

I will put all of my time-travel books in a series called: 
Time Stone Chronicles.

Volume One is Reluctant Warrior (Previously published as The Forgotten Warrior)

Volume Two is Stripling Warrior (Sequel to Reluctant Warrior)

Volumes three and four will soon follow.

Today is the cover reveal for both books. Drum roll please . . .

Reluctant Warrior
 (previously published as The Forgotten Warrior)

Stripling Warrior
 (sequel to Reluctant Warrior

The official release day is on the horizon. Really. I'm serious. It's going to happen and very, very soon!

So stay tuned. I'll post a link when the books are available for purchase. 

But wait . . . that's not all.

As I was waiting and waiting for decisions to be made I wrote a little booklet (43 pages) titled: Ten Stripling Warrior Character Traits to Apply to Your Life. It's told from the point-of-view of Sydney Morgan, one of the main characters in both Reluctant Warrior and Stripling Warrior. It's a fun little booklet that talks about some of the character traits I believe the stripling warriors had. For a limited time, the ebook version of this little booklet will be free. Yes. FREE! I'll provide a link for it as soon as it's available.

Below is the front and back cover of the booklet.

If you want to be put in a drawing to win a copy of all three books (actual books you can hold in your hands), please leave a comment. I'm also announcing the cover reveals on Facebook so hop over there and leave a comment. It will double your chances.

I'll be collecting names from now until midnight on Sunday, April 23rd. Good luck!!!


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Release Day for Under a New York Skyline

It's release day for Under A New York Skyline!!! 
 There are four stories in this YA anthology. 
Here are promotion blurbs for each of the stories. 
"Peterson's New York Holiday takes readers on an enjoyable adventure through New York city, the perfect blend of young love, humor, and suspense." 
 --A.L. Sowards, award-winning author of The Spider The Sparrow, Covenant Books. 
"From laugh-out-loud humor to heart-wrenching drama, Nikki Trionfo's intense, crisp style works its magic."
 --Kathleen Dougherty, author of Moth to the Flame, Penguin Adult 
"Ms. Mill's decriptive storytelling makes everything from the smallest gadget . . . come to life before the readers eyes." 
--Ameliz Kitch, InD'Tale Magazine

Teresa Richards is a brilliant new voice, and a name that I am certain everyone will know soon enough." 
--Roberto Calas, Author of The Scrouge Series, 47 North 
It was such fun writing another young adult story.
I hope you'll give the anthology a try.
And stay tuned. In the next week or so I have some very VERY exciting news coming about the sequel to The Forgotten Warrior
Things are finally happening . . . 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cover Reveal - Under a New York Skyline

Today is the cover reveal of a 
new romantic, young-adult anthology 
that I have a story in. 
Of course, my story has suspense in it too. 

My story is titled New York Holiday. Here's a little about the story...

Glorianna Templeton, the daughter of England's prime minister, has a secret. She created a fake profile on Facebook and friended her rock star crush. He messaged her to meet him after his concert in Madison Square Gardens. Convincing her father to take her to New York when he addresses the UN, her plans appear ruined when she comes down with a fever. Determined, she puts on a disguise, slips away from her father's secret service, and goes anyway. But Logan O'Brian, a security guard at the Gardens, blocks her path. And when he tells her the rock star wouldn't have messaged her and she could have been catfished by the Facebook stalker, she knows her troubles are only beginning.

I had so much fun writing this story. I hope you have fun reading it.  You can pre-order the ebook here.

Have you visited New York? I attended a writers conference there many years ago and had a wonderful time. When I wasn't in meetings, I toured some of the city. I referred to some of the places I visited in New York Holiday. Writing about it made me want to go back.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Breach of Trust

Here it is. 

The amazing cover of my new novel.

And here is the back cover blurb.
Lieutenant Commander Cooper Lane has so much to live for. With a loving husband and beautiful baby girl waiting for her back home, she is anxious to finish her mission in Afghanistan and return to her family. But in a split second, her world shatters. Her helicopter is going down in that hostile country and there will be no survivors. 

Four Years Later . . . 

On a covert mission in an Afghan village, Navy SEAL Axe Talbot finds something no one ever expected: Lieutenant Cooper Lane—alive. Cooper survived the crash that killed her team and has been hiding behind enemy lines for four years. It’s the woman he’s been looking for and dreaming about for so long. 

After her rescue, Cooper is not sure she can survive the reality waiting for her back home—when she disappeared and was pronounced dead, her husband married her best friend. Cooper is lost, but her troubles are just beginning. In one horror-filled moment, her former husband is murdered before her eyes, and Cooper becomes the prime suspect. Now she must embark on one last mission to clear her name. And there are only two people she trusts to help her: her father and Axe, the SEAL who rescued her. Cooper and Axe take off, and together the makeshift team uncovers a trail of mysterious deaths that leads to unimaginable danger. 

I love the characters in this book.
I hope you do too.

The book will release in February.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cover Reveal Friday the 13th

My new novel, Breach of Trust
is scheduled for release in  . . .

Yes, next month.

the cover reveal is this Friday!

Yes, Friday the 13th of January.

I'm not buying into the gloom and doom of Friday the 13th 
this Friday is going to be a lucky day!!!

I'll give you more details about the story after the cover reveal, but I thought you  might enjoy a little peek at the cover.

So, from what you can see, what do you think the story is about?


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