Working on rewrites of my first two books, Mystery at Shadow Lake and Escape From Shadow Lake, the first Spencer Kane Adventure books.
It's been only a few short years, but when I looked back on these first works, I completely understood the mediocre reviews that came from not only being a 'newbie' to writing, but also not realizing the importance of an editor. Now ALL of my books will be professionally edited (those were the only two that weren't) and I am extremely excited about the future of the series!
Look for the edited versions to be available in April, along with my newest Spencer Kane Adventure, The Lake Dweller! If you weren't sure about the series when you first tried it, I hope you'll give it a fresh look in April! This author would be truly grateful.
The entire website has been updated! There are new tabs, photos, links, and news!
Look around...send me an e-mail or fill out the Contact Form...let me know what you think of the changes.
You'll also notice that a new book, the fourth in the Spencer Kane Adventure series is coming soon! Look for The Lake Dweller in April!
Hello fellow readers! The first book in the Spencer Kane Adventure series, Mystery at Shadow Lake, is now on Sale for .99 cents at both Smashwords
* and Barnes & Noble
!! If you haven't grabbed it yet, this is a great opportunity to start on the series at a great price.Click the site name of your choice above, to go directly to the book page, and e
njoy your first Spencer Kane Adventure!
My latest book, The Incidental Inheritance, is now available in paperback on Amazon
. (Available on Barnes & Noble within days.) Click on the highlighted site of your choice to go directly to the book page.I hope you enjoy the story, and tell your friends!
The Incidental Inheritance e-book now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!All other e-book types are available on Smashwords
.The paperback will be ready soon. I'll let you know when it's available for order.I hope you enjoy the story!
I'm excited to announce, that my fourth book, The Incidental Inheritance, is now available for download on Smashwords - all file types!
(Paperback coming very soon.)
This is a new story, NOT part of the Spencer Kane Adventures.I enjoyed writing about new characters and an entirely new story line. I hope you enjoy it, too!Story description: Evan and Beca Brady thought they had the next ten years of their lives all planned. Hard work and long hours led them closer to their goals. With hard work, they gradually added to the nest egg that would afford them children, a bigger house, and a bright future. An astonishing family tragedy changed everything. Little did they know the extravagant inheritance that awaited them, would present shocking truths, and ultimately come at a dangerous price.Now available for download at Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes and Noble. (Smashwords has file types for all devices, including Apple, Sony, and others)
I am very excited to announce that the paperback for book #3, Return to Shadow Lake – A Spencer Kane Adventure, is NOW available
for order on Createspace.com!! Here is the direct link to the book page. http://www.createspace.com/3980524
Within 5-7 business days, the book will appear on Amazon. I wasn’t given a time frame for Barnes & Noble, but hope it will be the same time as the Amazon availability.
Due to the number of pages in this book (348), I was required to raise the price to cover the higher printing cost. Believe me, I didn’t want to charge any more for this book than the others, but I guess since the printer has to print an extra 20,000 words they have to charge more for printing. I hope the extra few dollars doesn’t keep you from reading the book. I reduced my royalty amount, to charge the least amount possible.
I really hope you enjoy part 3 of 3 of the Shadow Lake series of the Spencer Kane Adventures. I would also love your feedback (additional info is on the last page of the book). All three purchase sites have ‘Like’ buttons and a way for you to leave your rating and comments on the book. It helps me to know what was liked/not liked. I keep these things in mind when I write the next book. If you wouldn’t mind taking a few minutes to give my book a rating and your comments on the story, I would be most grateful!
Thank you for your continued support!! Brenda L. Hoffman
Return to Shadow Lake - A Spencer Kane Adventure,
the third and final book in this series, is now available
in e-book and other mobile formats on Smashwords
and Barnes & Noble
. Just click the links to go directly to the book page.
The paperback will be available soon, depending on how tricky the formatting is this time! I will let you know as soon as it's ready to order.
This book is a bit longer than the other two (over 60k vs 49k and 52k), so it's taken longer to edit, review and get ready for you! I thank you for your patience, as I know I have changed the release date several times on this one.
I hope you enjoy book #3, and will leave me a comment and rating on your site of purchase after you've read the book. I would certainly appreciate it!
Book #1, Mystery at Shadow Lake is still FREE on Smashwords
, Barnes & Noble
for the e-book. The book will be FREE until the third paperback is completed (at least). Get your copy now!
Thank you for your interest in the Spencer Kane Adventure series! Excerpt from Book #3:“I can feel the spirits that are in our presence.” He looked around the room at each of us, reading our expressions. “Do not worry…we are not in danger here.”
“Here?” Dad asked. “Why do I have the feeling there is significance to that word?”
“You are wise, Mr. Kane. Here, we are not in danger. When we take the artifacts back to Shadow Lake, there will be a period of significant risk.”
“What exactly do you mean by we?”
“The book will explain everything. There is only one way to stop the curse and end the threat to the safety of those at Shadow Lake.”
“You didn’t answer my question,” Dad insisted. “Who must take these artifacts back to the lake?”
He turned in his chair once again, this time to face the three of us sitting on the hearth. “We will need your help to release the curse on this land. Without your participation, the spirits will not be defeated.” He gazed at Angela, Cassie, and me with a pleading expression.
“Oh, hell no!” Mr. Martin yelled out. “My daughter is not going back to the lake along with the artifacts that will put her in danger! What would she possibly know about releasing a curse? This is insane.”
The manuscript for Return to Shadow Lake - A Spencer Kane Adventure has been completed, and is now in the hands of the editor. Choosing to use a professional editor delays the release of the book somewhat, but in my opinion, is the right thing to do. This way, I know the book will be the best it can be!
Once I know a release date for the e-book, I will post it here, and e-mail those on my Readers List. I will also make an announcement on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and others.
The paperback may take a week longer to release. I will notify you of the exact date for this, also.
Thanks to all the readers for your support!