Monday, December 28, 2015

My E-books on a New Years sale: Great adventure and fun for readers.

 

Tommy Tuckernocker: Shadow Warrior 56,000 words.
A steampunk special ops fusion set on a slightly different Earth. Much fun for readers.

Remember books make great gifts even paper ones even though mine are at the usual prices. But still this one's paper version price isn't bad, at $11.99

But the E-version is $3.50 until Jan 5 '16. It's a great action packed tale of Tommy Tuckernocker  who has decided to protect his country from those who want to take it over by force. He sneaks into factories, is chased in an airship, and on the ground, deals with a bank robbery back home and has to find a traitor, while he learns how to command men and women who may die because he makes a mistake.

A different twist on an old tale-ish.
By CFreed on March 18, 2015
Format: Paperback
I have to start off by saying I am normally not a big fan of reading first person books. There have been plenty of times when I simply put the book down and walked away. I didn't have that problem with LE Doggett's Above my Pay Grade. The very concept that mages- in uniform no less- could exist within the everyday, modern world right under our noses is interesting enough to have made me continue through to the end. The author's familiarity with the location added depth and characterization that can be seen in Robert Ludlum's novels, further enhancing the old adage of write what you know. This book was fast paced and laced with enough action to keep me wanting to read. I eagerly await the next novel (which he promised in the beginning) in this series. Good read.

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Christian Freed

"While I don't profess to any knowledge of the steam punk genre I immediately felt comfortable after only a few pages of jumping into Louis Doggett's Tommy Tuckerknocker. Being a former soldier myself, I easily followed the flow and pacing of the story as Tommy took his team through a series of life and death situations that were not only action packed, but realistic in terms of how they play out. This book was not only enjoyable, but easily read. I found myself at the end much faster than I was prepared for. Kudos to Mr. Doggett for writing an enjoyable tale."

At amazon:


At Barnes and Noble:



Also at iTunes and Kobo. 


Also 

Another Great sale on an exciting e-book adventure.

In an earlier post I said my two story sets were on sale well so is this full novel. 96,000 or so words.

Two dollars off the e-book price from $5.99 down to $3.99 from now until Jan 3, '16

Above My Pay Grade X2

Urban Fantasy along the lines of Jim Butcher, Laura Anne Gilman and C. E. Murphy, Benedict Jacka

Hi, my name is NA, I found myself in the middle of a situation worse than anything I have been involved in before. I am one of those born with a special ability to change matter and energy, but in this case will it be enough save my friends---and me?

Action packed with a hero with emotional issues and determination. mythical creatures and a mystery. Great fun for readers. 

At Barnes and Noble:

At Amazon:



Also at iTunes and Kobo 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

One last Christmas post about God's Greatest Gifts

One last bit of Christmas.

"God's Greatest Gifts" to us

This message was delivered by my pastor the week before Christmas but it was just recently added to the church's podcast website. The message is good all year because God gives us good things all year. There is a lot of good stuff here and a message we could use for joy peace and hope which is all a part of Christmas.
The message is delivered with humor, common sense and some transparency so it is worth listening to. 
  
 Church is Valley Christian Center of Fresno CA and the pastor is Bill Chaney.  For more information you can go to vccfresno.org 


God's Greatest Gifts 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Time for my Christmas post for '15 Why Christmas: He is with us. He is love, the first step for grace

 Time for my yearly post about what Christmas is all about. To new readers: I have done this for something like five years. I usually deal with the fact that Jesus being born was a sign that God is with Us. Not only Us as in all of humanity but Us as in individually. God the Creator of the universe is with us. That idea can create Hope in every situation. God can deal with and heal your situations, issues, hurts and actions. He is also there to hold you through it all too. Or to help you become an even better person.  

      Christmas is also a sign and is evidence of God’s love. That is Jesus’ birth was and still is a definite sign of the fact that God is love. Again not only humanity as a whole but you individually. No matter what hurts, hangups, habits you have. No matter what you have done or not done God the Creator loves you. All peoples groups, all races, all nationalities, all of us-yes, that last was redundant but there was a purpose to the redundancy. A solid point I wanted to make. 

     So Christmas-Jesus being born in a stable to a simple girl, placed in a manger, the shepherds, the angel announcement, the whole thing. There have been plenty of pictures, real displays, movie scenes that show this moment. It doesn’t matter if there was snow outside the stable or if, as some think, it was a cave or a very simple structure, the important thing is that He was born. And that not only is that moment being a show of God’s love and that it is God with us, as I stated already, but it was also the first step in God’s plan of Grace. He had to be born, had to grow up, had to teach and show miracles, had to have temptations and had to die and had to be resurrected so that we-as in you and me-can be forgiven and thereby can know God. Sin was a big problem and it had to be dealt with as in completely done away with in our lives. He showed we could not live up to a series of rituals and commandments, that our own efforts got us no closer to God. Yet He still loved us and to prove that love He sent His only Begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish-should not die separated from God. He also showed His great love toward us in that while we were yet sinners God sent Jesus to die for us. That is the part of the Christmas story that is Love. God Sent us His Son, born of a woman. That is Love! That is why we rejoice over Christmas; not only is God with us in a way He hadn’t been before, not only does it show His Love for all of us but it is His gift to us. Grace is unmerited favor-we don’t earn it or deserve it. We are saved by grace so that no one can boost. That is why Joy and Peace are a part of Christmas as well as love-hope should be too for Jesus is the hope creator. Noel is another word for Christmas and could come from a word that meant birth. It has become a short way to say celebrate Jesus was born. 

As with any gift we have to receive it. God still allows the free will He made us with, so it is your choice to receive it or not. Good things come with receiving it: most important total forgiveness of your sins-they are done away with-but also healing of hurts, hangups and habits, plus Joy so good it is unspeakable and peace that passes understanding and a love that is terrific. Yes, there are changes which can be rough but over all it is definitely worth it.


If you choose it, tell God, tell someone else, read the Bible. Just talk to God as you would anyone you know. He knows you need it and He knows your pains and hurts and your sins so agree with Him-say it. He understands pain, plain talk and if you are not totally sure about this. 


If you need or want more info you can contact me or my church even at VCC or their contact page 


To explain more about Christmas here is a link to what was Billy Graham’s Advent Devotional week one. This was back from Nov 29, there are now two more weeks of devotionals.

And these steps to salvation, Here  with two buttons at the bottom for more information.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hey, My own Black Friday sale on all of my E-books



Again this year I decided to have my own Black Friday sale--all week until Sunday the 29th.

I have adventure, action, and a fun read for readers.

This year that sale includes my story sets. One five story Science Fiction set and one seven tale Fantasy set. I am sorry to say that each set is not up at Amazon but they are at the other two locations I list.


But I have my two novels at each of the three and other places like iTunes and Kobo.


Tommy Tuckernocker: Shadow Warrior An action packed adventure set on alternate world with steampunk tech. Tommy's job for the Ministry of Clandestine Affairs and Shadow Warriors is protect his country from outside enemies. He also has to deal with a traitor, a bank robbery, one tough knife fighter, chases and fire fights on the run.  around 56,000 words for $3.50  Even though for a reason I don't know it's still full price at Barnes and Noble-hopefully that will change.


 Above My Pay GradeX2  An exciting tale of NA, an young woman with emotional issues, who has a special ability to manipulate the very core vibrations that make up matter and energy. It's a Urban Fantasy story along the lines of the Dresden Files(Jim Butcher), The Walker Papers(C. E. Murphy), Alex Verus (Benedict Jacka) and The Retriever series(Laura Anne Gilman). NA has to content with Ghosts, a grizzly bear, an upset Griffin, an abuser, a potential rapist, while she tries to figure out why others like her are getting sick and what disaster she is suppose to stop while she deals with her emotional baggage.  96,000 words at $3.99


My author's page at Amazon minus the Tommy Tuckernocker book:

Tommy Tuckernocker at Amazon:



My author's page at Barnes and Noble:

and one more
At a web site known as smashowrds.com. They do all types of e-books in various formats so you can choose which one sorts you better. 

My author's page

Sunday, November 15, 2015

A series of Healthy Relationship messages from my pastor



Bill Chaney did a series of sermons titled "Health Relationships" based on the Fruit of the Spirit.

For those who don't know the Fruit is produced  in us by the Holy Spirit-He does the hard work produce it in our lives from the inside out. The Fruit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith-faithfulness. Each message uses one, sometimes two of these to show how to have a healthy relationship with others. Much of the emphasis is on marriage but other type of relationships are included too. 
If you are having problems with a relationship or just want to make one even better try these podcasts. The Bible does have much to say about such things, using a understanding of what makes people tick and how to deal with it. 
These are presented with humor, common sense, the Bible, and even some personal experiences by Bill. They start with Love and go on, touching many issues of a relationship. 

There are outlines you can download with each message. They have the basic outline but with places for you to fill in too. 

So enjoy and learn:

Number one 
Number two
Number three
Number four
Number five
Number six



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nano update Thursday Nov 12

I got carried away the other night, went to bed a bit late because of it. I was typing along during a fight scene for my MC when I happened to glance up at the clock on my computer. Whoa, late and I hadn’t gone online yet. So I just shut down the writing, figured I had gone over the revised-downward-amount I wanted to do for the day. But it was late so I didn’t check how many words. Just did and I almost got to my original goal for the day. That’s like a thousand words I did while being carried away. The fight scene isn’t that long but it’s last four to six hundred words. 

So at the moment I am ahead of the word count NaNo says we should have done by this time. Saturday was good too, I went past my goal a bit which caught me up and now this. Good. :)


So my MC is being set up for her big “run” which will probably take up the last third of the book. At least for NaNo. Once I am down I will be revising it and lengthing it so I will probable have her do one or more others runs. BTW “runs” or “a run”is what I decided to call it when she does her courier thing. It could be two hours or week or more depending if the delivery is in town or across country. She hasn’t done any out country yet but she knows Couriers who have. 

Speaking of revising: the way I write I go back and do some revising as I go. I remember something I wanted to add but forgot at the time or I decide what I said could have been done better. Usually only a page or ten but at times I have gone back half way through the book. I haven’t gone more than four pages with this one but it could happen.

I am having fun coming up with scenes and events and showing her personality. I have said before I don’t do an outline even though I may have some scenes in mind I need to plug in somewhere. The fight scene was thought up when I got to it. It hadn’t even entered my mind to do something like that-my MC is helping another courier who was attacked by a gang-but I wanted a danger scene in this chapter and this fits. It’s the second chapter which will end after the fight scene.

It's set in our time if I can figure out how to include some references to our recent past. Like WWII and the Cold War. 


There is not internet, no cell phones even though I seem to have included electricity. Every vehicle is steam powered and they only have airships. 

Some 20,400 words plus what I did today so close to 21,000 words so far. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

My NaNoWriMo novel of 2015--more on what that means in post

Been way too long since I have done a post here. I keep thinking about it but never get to it. Yikes.


Anyway, just wanted to say to you all that I am doing Nanowrimo this year. National Novel Writing Month. They have done this every November for many years. They want everyone to do a novel 50,000 words-which is really very short for a novel. Any type, including personal. Do it down and dirty during the month. Clean up of grammar and phrasing can be done the next month. Some of the novels have been published and pro writers with many published books take part.

Kinda of late if any of you want to do it for you need to sign in by Saturday-Oct 31st-Midnight. But I decided to do it again, I have done five books through this. Last years is the next adventure of NA hero of my "Above My Pay GradeX2" an Indie published book available in E-book and paper version-great adventure, action, suspense and fun for the reader if I say so my self plus three other people.

Anyway I will be doing a steampunk adventure tale about a courier in our time yet steampunk tech world. She is young,  untried even though she has done this for a year or so. There will be adventure, chases of various types, action, hopefully suspense and humor.


It will be fun and work and my time here and writing other stuff will be lowered. I will still work on my serial here on G+  check out #journeyofmystery   and I want to get one certain story ready to send to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. I am half way done with that. Maybe finish it tomorrow but I also want to work on that serial. If I work long enough I might finish the writing part. I am placing revised sections on the serial each week and I am behind with that.  Which means even when I finish the story I will have at least another month of Saturdays to post before I finish the tale on G+.

Anyway I am a seat of the pants guy so I don't know much about what will happen in my NaNo novel this year. I have in mind two or three scenes but I will have to figure out where they go. This means I don't do outlines and plotting papers as some writers do. It would be helpful if I wrote down the names of the characters-I know of-before I start but that's about it for my planning.

Oh yes I had hoped to have last years Nano novel ready to Indie publish next month but it ain't going to happen. If I take a week off for Thanksgiving maybe the next month Jan '16. If I don't it could be another three months after that. 

Two of my pervious novels are still waiting revising and lengthen. I worked on one for a chapter or two and that's it for both. A project for next year. 

If you do decide last minute to do it go to the web site they have many helps and you can sign up and find out about online and live local groups that can help you. 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My Books "Tommy Tuckernocker" which is now live, and "Above My Pay Grade" on sale. $3.99 each E-book




I decided since this is the weekend of the Fourth to keep my brand new "Tommy Tuckernocker: Shadow Warrior" a 58,000 word steampunk-special ops action packed adventure on sale for $3.99. On the 6th it will go to what will be its normal price of $5.99 for the E-book.  A paper version will be out very soon for $11.99.

Now live at Barnes & Noble and at Amazon and at iTunes, Kobo and other sites.

The story is about Tommy Tuckernocker, a brand new team leader who works for the Ministry of Shadow Warriors and Clandestine Affairs to protect his homeland New Devon. The setting is Steampunk with airships, steamcars and unique weapons. Good action along with Tommy's doubts chases, running battles, bank robberies, and a mother who wants to play matchmaker.





At the same time My older e-book "Above My Pay GradeX2" is also on sell for the Fourth. To be honest I hadn't thought of putting it on sale but I discovered I forgot to raise the price after the last sale. So it will be $3.99 a bit longer until the sixth. Usually price is $6.99 for E-version. $20.99 for trade size paper version.

This book has 96,000 words and contains a tale of adventure, action, mythical creatures, a Hero with doubt and a ton of emotional baggage-some of which fights back when she tries told real with it. Fun for the reader.

At Amazon  and Barnes&Noble  Plus iTunes, Kobo and other sites.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Book out Yay---Tommy Tuckernocker: Shadow Warrior



More later but just wanted to say that I have my new book out in pre-order on two sites. Now at Amazon-Kindle  and at Smashwords  Hopefully more sites in the next couple of days.

$3.99 while on preorder. $5.99 once it goes live. For those who may have read this earlier. The book is 58,000 words.

Review by:
Christian Freed author of “Where Have All The Elves Gone”  christianwfreed@gmail.com   


"While I don't profess to any knowledge of the steam punk genre I immediately felt comfortable after only a few pages of jumping into Louis Doggett's Tommy Tuckernocker. Being a former soldier myself, I easily followed the flow and pacing of the story as Tommy took his team through a series of life and death situations that were not only action packed, but realistic in terms of how they play out. This book was not only enjoyable, but easily read. I found myself at the end much faster than I was prepared for. Kudos to Mr. Doggett for writing an enjoyable tale."


Tommy Tucketnocker leads a team who work for the Ministry of Clandestine Affairs and Shadow Warriors to protect his country from all enemies.







Blurb:
Meet Tommy Tuckerknocker; an agent of the Ministry of Clandestine Affairs and Shadow Warriors. He commands a team of fellow Shadows in an ongoing mission to protect New Devon from any and all enemies. He knows it is imperative that they keep everyone in the dark on who they are.
The leader of Deutschland Zwei wants to be Kaiser of the whole America Continent. New Devon is on his short list of counties to start with. In five tales of deadly adventures, wild chases, and violent action Tommy and team work to stop him.
Along with to dealing with guards, massive airships, guards, enemy soldiers, and countdowns Tommy will need to learn to lead, out think a traitor, deal with his own doubts, inexperience, and a growing angst.
And he has to cope with his mother; who, while she loves him, has her own ideas and a desire to matchmake.

Friday, May 8, 2015

New version of "Above My Pay GradeX2", better spelling-slight revision and update on next novel




First two updates. I am working on the book that follows "Above" It is titled "Learning CurveX2". I believe I am around 70% done even though I took about two months off from it while working on other writing stuff. It is back on track and I think I can get it published before January '15.


I have another book I want to Indie Publish but am having problems with the cover artist. I wanted it up the beginning of April but now I am not sure when.



Now to "Above My Pay GradeX2". As the title of this post says I worked on the spelling and found  misspellings that got by me the first time and fixed a few commas too. I also redid over fifteen sentences and a couple of smaller paragraphs so it should read easier too.


So in celebration of that I am showing it off again with hopes some readers will find it worth buying.

"Above" is a Urban Fantasy book, along the same lines as Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, Laura Anne Gilman's Cosa Nostradamus three series, especially The Retriever's one, and C. E. Murphy's Walker Paper's. Not that I expect my writing to be as good as theirs.

My Novel is about a young woman names NA who has a special ability, which she uses to help people who have problems with mythical creatures or who want to get out of an abusive relationship. Without warning though she finds herself with a case above her experiences. If she does not find someone who is making people like her sick, they will do a ritual that will end up with hundreds of people dead, that includes her best friends. Along the way she fights: a mother grizzly, ghosts, a griffin, her own emotional baggage and an attacker who knows how to block her ability.

The story has adventure, deadly encounters and situations, mythical creatures, and a mystery.


It can be found in paper and Nook versions at  Barnes and Noble

and the paper and Kindle versions at Amazon.

Both sites have a slight discount on the paper version.

And you can find the E-book with your choice of formats at smashwords

Also at iTunes store and Kobe.com






Sunday, May 3, 2015

My Pastor's message on bridge building in marriage




Pastor Bill Chaney is doing a series on bridge building. The first one dealt with Jesus being the bridge between and God.


This one deals with marriage relationships. He touches on divorce, sex, relating to each other. Very well done with humor and he makes sense. It would help most relationships, improve even if good already or bad or in-between.


Right here is the link to the podcast   It is worth your time to listen if you are married, engaged or thinking of marriage,

Enjoy.