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.

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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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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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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!

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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.

Click here to read more.

Master Cat Celebration Giveaway

June 18th, 2014

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The war has just begun… novels by Virginia Ripple

Through blood, sweat and tears, Master Cat is on its way.

I finally handed the third in the Toby series to my alpha readers on June 4. To celebrate the conclusion of this story arch, I’ve decided to giveaway a Malkin Series baseball cap ($20 value). Scroll down for more details on how to enter the giveaway.

Be sure to sign up for my monthly newsletter, if you haven’t already, to be the first to find out when Master Cat and other books are released and to receive great deals, sneak peeks, and much more. Click on this newsletter link or enter your email address in the sidebar and click submit.

And if you haven’t purchased your copy of Apprentice Cat or Secrets of the Malkin, you can get one for your Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad from June 18-23 for $.99.

About Master Cat:

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?

The Giveaway:

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win a Malkin Series baseball cap ($20 value). Giveaway ends June 23. Check back daily, because the more you enter, the more likely you’ll be to win.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Win A Signed Paperback Edition of Journeyman Cat

May 15th, 2014

Have you read Journeyman Cat yet?

Whether you’ve read it and loved it or haven’t gotten your copy yet, here’s your chance to win one of 2 signed paperback editions. Just click on the Goodreads giveaway link below and follow the directions to be entered to win.

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Journeyman Cat by Virginia Ripple

Journeyman Cat

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Giveaway ends May 21, 2014.

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Journeyman Cat book 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. 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.

Birthday Bash Sale!

March 9th, 2014

giftIt 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 books on Amazon and on this post at a discounted rate.

For a limited time (March 9-15) you can buy Apprentice Cat and Journeyman Cat for $2.99 each and Secrets of the Malkin (Amazon only) for $.99. Scroll down to purchase the epub and pdf versions of Apprentice Cat and Journeyman Cat.

If you’ve signed up for my newsletter, you’ll receive a special thank you gift that you can download for free. If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late. You have until 12:01 a.m. CST March 16 to sign up and receive your free thank you gift to help me celebrate my birthday.
Here’s to another exciting and productive year!

 

 

 

Journeyman Cat

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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 tobe 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.

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Buy the .epub now 

Apprentice Cat

Toby is a young tom who dreams of becoming an apprentice cat, a feline partnered with an apprentice human mage, at the King’s Academy of Mages. When he is partnered with Lorn Ribaldy, the nephew of known traitor Master Hecktor Ribaldy, he learns his dreams are in jeopardy. There are those who want to keep undesirables out and that includes Lorn and anyone associated with him.

In a meeting with Head Master Cat Meredith and Head Master Mage Jalen, Toby and Lorn are offered a way to change their status from provisional to permanent: find out why Toby’s father disappeared during a standard recon mission for the High Council.

Now all they have to do is keep up with their homework and survive a little espionage.

Buy the .pdf now 

Buy the .epub now 

Also available as an audiobook on Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Listen to a 5-minute demo now.

Apprentice Cat On The Fussy Librarian TODAY

November 13th, 2013

My book, Apprentice Cat, is being featured TODAY, at The Fussy Librarian, a new website that offers personalized ebook recommendations. You choose from 32 genres and indicate preferences about content and then the computers work their magic. It’s pretty cool — check it out!

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Apprentice Cat Audiobook Giveaway Winners!

October 31st, 2013

Congratulation to the winners!

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I will be emailing you with the details. Enjoy your new audiobook and share the love.
Please remember to leave an honest review.

Curious about what these people are about to hear? Check out this sample of Apprentice Cat.

 

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

Apprentice Cat CoverToby is a young tom who dreams of becoming an apprentice cat, a feline partnered with an apprentice human mage, at the King’s Academy of Mages. When he is partnered with Lorn Ribaldy, the nephew of known traitor Master Hecktor Ribaldy, he learns his dreams are in jeopardy. There are those who want to keep undesirables out and that includes Lorn and anyone associated with him. In a meeting with Head Master Cat Meredith and Head Master Mage Jalen, Toby and Lorn are offered a way to change their status from provisional to permanent: find out why Toby’s father disappeared during a standard recon mission for the High Council. Now all they have to do is keep up with their homework and survive a little espionage.

Want to know where you can get your own copy?

Also available in paperback and for KindleNookKobo and iPad via iTunes, as well as the audiobook on AudibleAmazon and iTunes.

 

Raves for Apprentice Cat:

“This is pure furry fun. Set in an alternative reality with horse-drawn carriages the mode of transportation, young Toby must prove to his mother…and himself…he’s a chip off the furry block when he applies to be an Apprentice Cat in a school for magical kitties who partner with equally magical humans. The writing is so seamless and matter of fact, the reader quickly becomes drawn into this world–magical cats? talking felines? evil magic? OF COURSE! In the book, it all makes sense. The author includes accurate cat behaviors to lend even more originality and credence to the fully drawn feline characters. Bravo!” — Amy D. Shojai, CABC

“I absolutely loved this book! It is so hard these days to find a good clean book that teaches some great morals, and has lovable characters and a strong plot. Easily five stars!” — J. A. Dalley, Author of The Zochtil, Read by Nick Sullivan

“My daughter devoured this book. She is a fan of the Warriors series and she was so excited about this read.” — Kathy Baker, Williamsport, PA