Treasure of the Malkin Book Trailer Release

November 19th, 2016

Coming Soon…

Just two more weeks! The release of my newest novella in the Malkin series, Treasure of the Malkin, is almost here! I am so excited to share this brand new story with you that I just couldn’t wait to release the book trailer. So, without further ado, here is the newest trailer in the Malkin family…

 

Coming Dec. 1, 2016

When demons rise, only a time-traveling feline can save the world.

Henry is the Librarian, or was until a demon from the Horde thrust him into the future. Now he’s a magical talking cat in a time where no such thing exists. After a being hit by a car, he strikes an uneasy friendship with an unassuming human named Liz, whose inquisitiveness rivals his own. Hoping to find a way back to his time, Henry asks Liz to grant him a final favor before he leaves: to visit the grand opening of the new Ancient Mysteries wing of the local library. While admiring the exhibits from his own time, Henry discovers someone has plans to raise the demon Horde using an ancient magical artifact tucked away in the library’s collection. With no one else to turn to, Henry and Liz work to stop the threat before the demons rise and bring the end of the world with them.

If you love the Malkins and want to be among the first to read this new work be sure to sign up to my super readers list. Want it free? Contact me at virginiaripple at gmail dot com about becoming a part of the King’s Elite Force.

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Treasure of the Malkin Cover Reveal

November 11th, 2016

It’s Almost Time…

I can hardly believe it’s almost here: the release of my newest novella in the Malkin series, Treasure of the Malkin! I am so excited to share this brand new story with you that I just couldn’t wait to reveal the cover. So, without further ado, here is the newest edition to the Malkin family…

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Coming Dec. 1, 2016

When demons rise, only a time-traveling feline can save the world.

Henry is the Librarian, or was until a demon from the Horde thrust him into the future. Now he’s a magical talking cat in a time where no such thing exists. After a being hit by a car, he strikes an uneasy friendship with an unassuming human named Liz, whose inquisitiveness rivals his own. Hoping to find a way back to his time, Henry asks Liz to grant him a final favor before he leaves: to visit the grand opening of the new Ancient Mysteries wing of the local library. While admiring the exhibits from his own time, Henry discovers someone has plans to raise the demon Horde using an ancient magical artifact tucked away in the library’s collection. With no one else to turn to, Henry and Liz work to stop the threat before the demons rise and bring the end of the world with them.

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Master Cat Series Signed Book Giveaway

June 14th, 2016

I have 1 Signed Set of the Master Cat Paperback Books to offer in this awesome Signed Edition Book Giveaway (June 17-July 8). As an added bonus get a cool Malkin Series water bottle—just in time for the hot summer.

Enter as many times as you like, but do it before 11:59 p.m. CST, July 8, 2016, or you’ll miss your chance to receive this fantastic set of signed books and Malkin Series water bottle.

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All three of these full-length novels in Virginia  Ripple’s Master Cat series are clean sword and sorcery fantasies for ages 9 and older. If you like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter or Erin Hunter’s Warriors, then you’ll love this series that combines their best traits of magic, mystery and talking cats.

Want to know more about these books about a talking magical cat? Here are the descriptions:

Apprentice Cat

A magical partnership between a cat and a boy. A mysterious plot years in the making. Will they uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Toby is a young tom with big dreams. He wants to be just like his father, who had a distinguished career serving the High Council until his disappearance. First things first, Toby must become an apprentice cat and study magic with other magical cats and mages.

Accepted into the King’s Master School of Mages, he’s partnered with Lorn Ribaldy, the human nephew of a notorious traitor. Before long, Toby and Lorn learn that they may soon lose their places in the school and society because of their association with Lorn’s uncle. Their only hope is to find the secret to Toby’s father’s disappearance.

When the puzzle pieces start to fit together, they learn that a much greater danger is looming. Can they catch the evil mastermind at work — and keep up with their homework — before all of humanity is destroyed?

Journeyman Cat:

He’ll protect his partner’s dream—until someone he loves is murdered…

Despite the war, despite that everyone else says he’s dead, Journeyman Toby continues to search for his father with the help of his human partner. When what promised to be another dead-end lead turns into something more, Toby pounces on the possibility like only a talking magical cat can. However, his questions regarding the secret goings-on of a local temple catches the attention of a mysterious cat whose sole ambition is to enslave the human race.

His supervisor orders the young tom to leave his informal investigation alone or be dismissed from the Office  of Kingdom Guardianship. Even though he yearns to find his father, Toby obeys because it would mean taking away the one thing his partner cherishes: his position in the OKG. He follows orders, that is, until someone connected with the temple kills someone he loves.

Master Cat:

His father disappeared… His mother was murdered… His partner is out to kill him…

Toby, a magical talking cat, has cut ties with the Office of Kingdom Guardianship, intent on finding his long-lost father and avenging his mother’s murder. He thought he left everyone behind, but someone from his past is stalking him. Now he must avoid this strange new menace while he seeks the truth about his family’s dark history, a history that threatens to unravel his sanity and cause the rest of the world to descend into madness. Can Toby reconcile himself with the past or will his inner turmoil allow his enemy to plunge humanity into chaos once and for all?

 

Remember, you may enter the Signed Edition Book Giveaway PLUS Malkin Series Water Bottle Giveaway as many times as you like, but do it before 11:59 p.m. CST, July 8, 2016, for your chance at your full set of the signed paperback editions of the Master Cat Series and a cool Malkin Series water bottle.

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Leopard’s Heart: by Kimberly A. Rogers blog tour

September 28th, 2015

Leopard's Heart_EBOOKAbout the Book

What if history didn’t quite play out the way we know it? What would stay the same? What would change? Even in a world where Elves and Humans coexist, there are secrets. Not all the old legends are accurate, but neither are they false. Hidden among the Humans are the Therians, those gifted with the ability to shift into beasts. How long they will remain unseen by Human eyes depends on how well they adhere to their code of life and honor – The Therian Way.

When secrecy is vital to survive among Humans and Elves, the Therian Way offers balance. The Fringe, a militant group of discontented Therians, threaten to expose their race to Mankind. It falls to General Baran to track down and remove the Fringe Nest before time runs out. Who can he trust when the fate of his people lies in the Tiger’s paw?

This Novella Prequel is a Clean Urban Fantasy written from a Christian worldview.

Leopard’s Heart, coming to Amazon this October!

Buy Tiger’s Paw: A Novella (The Therian Way #0.5) on Amazon now!

 

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About the Author

Kimberly_2011_2Kimberly A. Rogers writes in-depth reviews of Christian and secular
fantasy as well as articles for Christian fantasy writers at her blog So You Want to Write Christian Fantasy? Of course, only when not in the midst of writing papers and taking exams in the pursuit of her Masters in Religious Education. Kimberly lives in Virginia where the Blue Ridge Mountains add inspiration to an over-active imagination originally fueled by fantasy classics such as the works of C.S. Lewis
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Master Cat Audiobook Coming Soon!

August 19th, 2015

 

Thank you to everyone who donated! We reached our goal!

 

Once again Matt Finch has outdone himself with his narration. The Master Cat audiobook is, perhaps, the best one yet and I can’t wait to release it to all you wonderful readers. It’s because of you, that this adventure is possible. ACX has approved the quality of the audiobook and will be making it available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon soon. If you want to be the first to know when this awesome third book in the series is available, sign up for my monthly newsletter.

Listen to this sample to see just what you’ll be getting:

 

Thank you to everyone who donated! We made our goal!

Master Cat will be released to the public soon. Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to find out when this awesome audiobook is available.

Want to know more about this book about a talking magical cat? Here’s the description:

Toby, a magical talking cat, has cut ties with the Office of Kingdom Guardianship, intent on finding his long-lost father and avenging his mother’s murder. He thought he left everyone behind, but someone from his past is stalking him. Now he must avoid this strange new menace while he seeks the truth about his family’s dark history, a history that threatens to unravel his sanity and cause the rest of the world to descend into madness.

Can Toby reconcile himself with the past or will his inner turmoil allow his enemy to plunge humanity into chaos once and for all?

 

If you’ve read Master Cat and enjoyed it, consider leaving a review.

 

Get your copy of Master Cat at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd and Inktera .

Buy the .mobi, .epub or .pdf version now 

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Half Blood by Jaye L. Knight Blog Tour

July 15th, 2015

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Jaye L. Knight’s new novella, Half-Blood, has been released! Learn more about this prequel story to Ilyon Chronicles and make sure you also enter the tour giveaway at the bottom!

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About the Book
The gasps and murmuring grew. Though some were hardly more than whispers, clear words reached Jace’s ears—dangerous, monster, animal, soulless. He tried to back away from their accusing eyes, but the collar pulled hard against his throat and held him in place.

For all his years as a slave, Jace has known nothing but the hatred people hold for his mixed blood—one half human, the other half the blood of a race considered monsters. Always, he is the outsider and quickly learns it is better to keep to himself. But, when his volatile ryrik blood leads him to do the unthinkable, he is thrown into a world of violence and bloodshed.

Forced to become a gladiator, Jace finds more and more of his heart dying as his master works to break down his will not to become the monster everyone believes he is. When a stranger interferes with his master’s harsh punishment, Jace’s world is upended yet again. But with it comes the possibility of hope that has long since died. Could the man possibly hold the key to escaping the hopeless darkness that is Jace’s life? Is there such a thing as life beyond the cruelty of slavery?

See where Jace’s story all began . . .

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Haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet? Find out more at the official Ilyon Chronicles website!

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About the Author
JayeAuthor2015Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Etsy, and on her new fiction forum where you can interact with other readers of the series.

Giveaway
Share in the excitement of the release and enter to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Half-Blood, a blue feather bookmark hand crafted by Jaye, a bronze sword pendant, and a $5 Amazon gift card! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally.)

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Tour Schedule
Tuesday, July 14

Wednesday, July 15

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Goandria: The Schism by R. Micheal blog tour

June 8th, 2015

About the Book

Goandria lies under the cruel rule of worlox demons. Emerging from an unknown realm, they claim large swaths of the northern territories for their own. The wizards, blessed with power from Voshnore, continue their fight against them with little success. Pushed back to the south, generation to generation, year by year, they labor in vain. Until now. Lorkai, general of the wizard army, returns home after years of fighting. He brings long awaited successes on the battlefield. Yet those successes come with prices of their own. Several of Lorkai’s men now anguish in worlox occupied areas. Following a warm welcome, Lorkai’s request for aid is refused. Lorkai and his best friend, Evera, take matters into their own hands. The wizards uncover secrets about the worlox, which leads the friends to fight for their lives, and their humanity.

Christian fantasy with a focus on magic and how, when given from anyone besides God, it can corrupt. This is a prequel to the author’s (currently unpublished) series.

Buy Goandria: The Schism: The Complete Tale of Evera & Lorkai on Amazon now!

 

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About the Author

R. Michael was born in Merrillville, IN, and grew up in rural Minnesota. He has aspired to become a writer since he was twelve years old and works toward that goal daily. Fantasy and Science Fiction are his passion, and he loves to get lost in a new world. A dedicated family man, he spends his time taking care of his family’s needs. He has one son and is happily married to his editor.

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Journeyman Cat Audiobook Giveaway

December 15th, 2014

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I have four FREE codes to offer in this awesome Journeyman Cat Audiobook Giveaway (Dec. 17-22).

Enter as many times as you like, but do it before 11:59 p.m. CST, Dec. 22, 2014, or you’ll miss your chance to receive this wonderfully narrated audiobook.

Listen to this sample to see just what you’ll be getting:



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Want to know more about this book about a talking magical cat? Here’s the description:

Despite the war, despite that everyone else says he’s dead, Journeyman Toby continues to search for his father with the help of his human partner. When what promised to be another dead-end lead turns into something more, Toby pounces on the possibility like only a talking magical cat can. However, his questions regarding the secret goings-on of a local temple catches the attention of a mysterious cat whose sole ambition is to enslave the human race.

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Raves for Journeyman Cat:

“I have read many books about cats and they are usually about fluffy kittens and gentle little furballs rubbing up against ankles or playing with cat-toys. “Journeyman Cat” is a different sort of cat-book altogether. These felines are much more likely to shoot you with a crossbow, than warm your lap. They are no less riveting though for their lack of the graces, which usually belong to the typical domestic tabby.” — Mr. C. A. Meade

“Although I love fantasy, I seldom bother to take the time required to get familiar with a new world. To any readers who’ve enjoyed J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne McCaffery, or George R.R. Martin: You just may find this little story tasty. The setting is semi-fuedalistic with touches of scientific discovery and magic. The fact that talking cats choose to be loners or paired with humans is interesting. The fact that not all humans care for cats, and vice versa, gives depth to the story. Additionally, themes addressing the dangers of blind fanaticism and over-blown bureaucracy were balanced against gentle faith and logic.”— ShereeB

 

Remember, you may enter the Journeyman Cat Audiobook Giveaway as many times as you like, but do it before 11:59 p.m. CST, Dec. 22, 2014, for your chance at one of four FREE codes.

Get your copy of Journeyman Cat at Amazon, Barnes & Noble , Kobo, iTunes, and Inktera. Also available as an audiobook on Audible and iTunes.

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    It was 21 plus years ago this week (I'm not telling how many plus years. ;) ) that I let the world know I was here. Because I'm thankful for all the blessings in my life since that day, I'm offering all my fiction books on Amazon and on this post…
    Tags: cat, toby, humans, magical, father, despite, find, cats
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    He'll protect his partner's dream --until someone he loves is murdered... Despite the war, despite that everyone else says he’s dead, Journeyman Toby continues to search for his father with the help of his human partner. When what promised to be another dead-end lead turns into something more, Toby pounces…
    Tags: cat, journeyman, toby, partner, despite, orders, human, temple, talking, father
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    Clash of the Malkin (Malkin Novella #3) Her world in peril… His need to stop a killer… Which will she use her magic for? Nadine’s powers are growing, and so is her enemy’s desire to see her dead. She thought she’d thwarted his plans to use the Book of Knowledge…
    Tags: cat, itunes, toby, humans, father, despite, magical, find, cats

Master Cat Poll And Thank You Gift

August 13th, 2014

I’m so excited. Master Cat is nearly ready to be released (scheduled for October). To celebrate I’d love some help choosing a cover design. As a thank you for your vote, download the first chapter from the upcoming release, Master Cat, FREE! (scroll down to download)

In case you’re unfamiliar with the book’s concept, here is the back cover blurb: Toby, a magical talking cat, has cut ties with the Office of Kingdom Guardianship, intent on finding his long-lost father and avenging his mother’s murder. He thought he left everyone behind, but someone from his past is stalking him. Now he must avoid this strange new menace while he seeks the truth about his family’s dark history, a history that threatens to unravel his sanity and cause the rest of the world to descend into madness. Can Toby reconcile himself with the past or will his inner turmoil allow his enemy to plunge humanity into chaos once and for all?

Here are the three covers to choose from. I need your help because I just can’t decide which one I like better. Here are the choices (scroll down to vote):

Master-Cat-Cover-mockup Cover #1 Master-Cat-Cover-mockup2 Cover #2 Master-Cat-mockup3 Cover #3

The poll is now closed. Sign up for my newsletter to be the first to find out which is the winning cover. Mass audience cover reveal will be Sept. 24, 2014.

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Catch up on the adventure with other books in the Malkin series.

Apprentice Cat CoverApprentice Cat available in paperback and for KindleNookKoboScribd and iTunes.

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Also available as an audiobook on AudibleAmazon and iTunes.

 

 

Journeyman-Cat15percentJourneyman Cat available in paperback and KindleNookScribdiTunes and Kobo.

Buy the .pdf now 

Audiobook coming soon.

 

 

Secrets-of-the-Malkin-sidebar-newsletterSecrets of the Malkin ebook version available for KindleNookiTunes and Kobo.

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Huntress of the MalkinHuntress of the Malkin ebook version available for KindleNookKobo and iTunes.

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A Mission, A Dream, And A Cat – My Interview With Jessica Schaub

July 9th, 2014

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Jessica Schaub. It was such a great experience, getting to let readers know about the behind the scenes work I do with my books and what my driving passion for writing is, that I wanted to share an excerpt here. To read the entire post, scroll down and click the read more link.

A Mission, A Dream, and a Cat – Meet Virginia Ripple

Over the last several months, and for months to come, I’ve been interviewing authors who have self-published their work or have published through small publishing houses. From each, I’m amazed by the mission behind each book and the hopes of the author to share a theme. I have learned something valuable from each – and the trend continues this week with Virginia Ripple.

If you are a fan of fantasy and also appreciate authors who include their faith, then Virginia’s books are certainly for you!

2Apprentice Cat Toby with mysterious eyes

1. In your biography on your website, you shared something that really struck home – While working part-time as a Religious Education Director and writing the other half “the teeter totter of passions unbalanced” your life and you found yourself writing less. Many people reading this will find encouragement that they are not alone in feeling frustrated with not having enough time to write. What changes have you made to your life-style, your career, and your passions that open up the 24 hours to more writing time?

I learned a lot during my time in ministry about what it means to be Called into God’s service. Sometimes others see our hard work and think, “Wow! She really has a heart for (fill in the blank). She should do it full-time.” If we’re not aware of what our true purpose is, then we might go along with their well-meaning suggestion and then suffer because we’re not doing what God planned for us to do. It took me the better part of seven years to figure that out and another four years to understand what doing my particular ministry meant in terms of what I spent time on.

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