Thursday, February 16, 2017

Omega Reader Wanted - Read a Series Backwards!

Ever Read a Series Backwards?

I will never be able to read my own books for the first time. Can't happen.

But, if I could, I'd love to read The Shapeshifters' Library backwards. I'd start with my personal favorite Reprinted (Book 4). FIRST!
I feel a lot of fantasy readers would have fun doing just that. If that idea makes you cringe and whimper, it's not for you. Just stop reading.
But, if you're intrigued - Here's the challenge!

I'm looking for a fantasy reader who has NOT read any of the four books in my series.

  • Must love dogs
  • Adore libraries
  • Possess a quirky imagination
  • Have an open mind about werewolves

If that's a fit, send me an email and I’ll give you Reprinted (Book 4 in my series) in the ebook format of your choice.

  1. Read it. Tell me what you think.
  2. l send you Book 3. Same deal.
  3. Next Book 2... 
  4. Then Book 3...

And finally after you've read the FINAL three books, you get BOOK 1 - Released. Let me blog about your experience and together we might start a new trend.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love, Serendipity & Chocolate - a Paranormal Real-life Romance

Amber Polo's
Love, Serendipity & Chocolate

Indulge me as a republish my annual Valentines Day post:           

       Once upon a time, in 1994, I was the marketing manager for a Boston conference audio-taping company. My boss’s Polish wife decided to throw a party. Registered for a weekend regional Mensa conference at a hotel west of Boston, I was more interested in getting away from my co-workers than socializing with them. But, when your boss has a party, you go, even if the weather is awful and you know traffic to the west suburbs will be hell.

            So I ate Jolanta’s thick potato soup and dark bread and waited for the earliest polite moment to leave. At last, blocking the door, she told me I must take sweet treats with me. I opened my briefcase and she dropped in a handful of candy. I smiled and ran down the steps to head into Friday rush hour traffic.

            At the hotel Regional Gathering on Friday evening I met old friends. On Saturday morning I had my first ever tarot card reading. Still trying to make sense of the intricate cards, I walked into the Clear Thinking Workshop. I was not particularly interested in thinking; Thinking meant questions and I wanted answers. What did the future hold for me, my career, my fortune, and, most of all, my love life? Was it too much to hope to meet the love of my life? And soon?

            Sitting next to me, with obviously a more serious interest in clear thinking, was Vince Polo, an attractive, age-appropriate man from Maryland with a big smile. Vince and I left the workshop and over the next six hours drank a lot of coffee, discussed our lives, and shared personal stories and feelings. Vince’s intelligence, sense of humor, good looks, honesty, and his intense interest in me were irresistible. He stayed for the evening banquet, returned for sessions on Sunday and decided to stay in Boston for another day so we could have dinner on Monday evening.

            Sunday night, as I was unpacking my weekend luggage, I up-ended my bag and out fell two “Prince Polo Krunche wafel z kremem Kakawym oblewane naturalna Czekolada” candy bars in gold foil wrappers.

Had I found my prince?

Here's a photo from our Arizona wedding!

            A Polish deli near Sedona’s Well Red Coyote bookstore (now sadly closed) stocks Prince Polo chocolate-covered wafer candy bars. And like all the Polish people I've questioned, the deli owners agree the candy bars have been around forever and the name has no significance.
Little did I know back then that I've ever write a paranormal romance novel or a fantasy.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Shapeshifters' Library's new dogs

The Shapeshifters’ Library Series

Light fantasy  for the dog lover who lusts for books adores libraries.
Comic villains, smart sweet heroines, and brave intelligent heroes
share a world where dogs talk and librarians battle werewolves to protect knowledge.

Meet my cover models - three boys and one lovely lady:


  • Chronus, the Old English Sheepdog hero of Released (he's the image of Jonathan, my forever dog)

  • Cynerik, the Mastiff hero of Retrieved

  • Bliss, the brave beautiful heroine of Recovered

  • Pacifico, the smallest but smartest, hero of Reprinted heads for the Caribbean

Each has a story to tell and in human form are as enchanting as when they change into four legged beings:


  • Chronus, Headmaster of the hidden academy in Released

  • Cynerik, archaeologist hero in Retrieved

  • Bliss,  children's librarian heroine in Recovered

  • Pacifico, computer guru, millionaire, smartest hero in Reprinted 


                Special series pricing beginning January 28th

Monday, January 2, 2017

Festival of Sleep Day - January 3rd

January 3rd - Festival of Sleep Day!

 The writer's goal is not to put readers to sleep.
But when I teach relaxation that is sometimes my student's goal. In April I uploaded my Prelude to Sleep audio to Insight Timer's Free Guided Meditations. 
This year over 7,000 people have tried it and the reviews are great!
(Not sure how a sleeper can review, but I am not complaining.)

Try Prelude to Sleep.
Insight Timer is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. (free or with an optional upgrades) 
 Prelude to Sleep is also available 
as audio download track 
and even an old-fashioned CD. 
Buy Links 

   Insight Timer – Meditation Timer

I love this app! The bell quality is excellent. The options to set presets of times and bells is amazing. I can set the time I want to meditate, the number of beginning and ending bells, and choose interval bells - random bells to call my mind back from random thinking. Seeing who in the world is meditating now is nice support if you need reminders that you are not alone.
Developers say 1,400,000  meditators worldwide call Insight home and every day the community generates over 30,000 hours  of collective meditation.
Insight Timer is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play (free or with  optional upgrades)