New Release: The Daily Prompt 2017: August


The Daily Prompt 2017: August is here!  Grab your personal copy of all 31 of August 2017’s writing prompts.  This ebook only lists the thirty-one prompts by day.  If you prefer to have a hard-copy to write in, the workbook edition will be released later this week.

Book Review: Mercenary Instinct

Mercenary Instinct by Ruby Lionsdrake

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I thought at first that I was not going to enjoy this book. The first three or so chapters were really hard for me to sink my teeth into. I’m not sure if it was the book or me, but I am so glad that I finished it.

First off, I loved the characters. Each one was uniquely different. The Captain was standoffish and aloof from everyone in the crew, but he could not stay away from Ankari. Ankari was sneaky and street-tough, and she was determined to save herself and her friends. Even Lauren and Jamie stood out in their own ways. Jamie reminded me of the mechanic from the TV show Firefly–so young and so adept at machines. Striker also stood out with his love for comics and his infatuation with Jamie.

Two things put me off for the novel. All the scientific talk almost made my eyes glaze over, especially when it went on for pages at a time. The first spiel that Lauren went into about almost made me put the book down. The other thing that turned me off was the man who set the bounty on the girls. I was expecting something more sinister, and he had zero-need for Jamie and Ankari, so why were they even included in the bounty?

Other than that, it was a great read. Once I got past the first few chapters, I could not put it down. I added the rest of the series to my “to-read” list, and as soon as I get copies of them, they will be added to my Goodreads queue.


What Are You Reading? – July 22

Moving right along into the books that I am planning to read this week.  Last week’s books to read only took me like a day to read through, then I spent another day or two playing with some of the prompts in one of them.  This week, I am reading another nonfiction book on writing and another science fiction comic from the K-9 series.

Unleash Your Inner Creative Writer in 30 Days is a book that I have had for a while now.  Another one that I purchased and added to “The Pile” but never got around to reading.  I’m also reading K-9 and the Zeta Rescue, but I can’t find a link for it anywhere on the internet this morning.  It’s an old book.  I found it crammed in a box in the Children’s Section of a library book sale.  And being the Whovian that I am, I snagged it, brought it home, gave it a good archival cleaning, and put it in a Mylar protective bag.  I figured I’d give it a read this week for the first time.

That’s what is on my reading list.  What’s on yours?

Cover Reveal: The Daily Prompt 2017: August Workbook

Just six more days until The Daily Prompt 2017: August Workbook is available on  More frequent updates are available on my Facebook Author Page, J. C. Cauthon.

Cover Reveal: The Daily Prompt 2017: August

It’s coming!  One more week before The Daily Prompt 2017: August hits the shelves on  Here’s the cover for the newest edition of prompts coming out for August.

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