Roy D. Mercer’s ‘State Fair Follies’ Delivers More Laughs Than a Car Full of Clowns

Roy D. Mercer is best known for his colorful phone calls and threats of ass whuppin’s and pop knots, but people who really know Roy realize there’s more to him than misunderstandings. There’s family, there’s fishing, and there’s the State Fair!

The State Fair comes through in the fall, and it’s a magical time of year for so many in the double-wide community. The stars all align with great weather for football, fishing and fair going – it’s a redneck triple score!

State Fair Follies CoverLucky for us, our friend Roy keeps himself a little journal to document his colorful life. It is a great pleasure to share the state fair adventures of the Mercer clan, especially Roy, his wife Sharon Gene, son Raymond, and step-daughter Lateesha. And, of course, Lateesha’s dog, Bon Jovi.

Roy does love to recount the antics of his kids.

“These kids of mine … I swear, sometimes I feel like a daddy and other times I feel more like a chimp handler on a Tarzan movie,” Roy said. “But I guess all kids is that way. One minute they make you so proud of ‘em you cain’t hardly stand it. Next thing you know you catch ‘em lightin’ firecrackers in their teeth and playin’ chicken.”

I believe there’s even a mention or two of Kelly Gene and maybe Merva Gene. Roy is dedicated to his family, even when it’s his wife’s.

“Sharon Gene’s cousin Perlene’s bursitis flared up. And wouldn’t you know it, it’s right before the finals in the all-round blacksmith contest,” Roy said. “I think she had a perdy good chance, too. You see, Perlene had perfected her a way to blow air in just the right place so a horse would lift up its own foot so you could speed-shoe it usin’ both hands. Don’t know why I couldn’t of met that side of the family first.”

For those fans of Roy’s fishing stories, never fear, even the fair can’t keep Roy out of the water. He includes a few fishing trips, secret fishing holes, and maybe even some bait master secrets.

It’s always something at the Mercer trailer and there’s nothing like the state fair to get the house apes out and into the action.

boots (2)State Fair Follies is a short book, perfect for bathroom reading or waiting for a doctor visit. It’s 30 or so pages of Mercer zaniness. It is currently only 99 cents. For a full length book, check out Roy’s “Fishin’ Tales,” available as e-book for $4.99 or trade paperback for only $8.99 thanks to a sale on Amazon.

State Fair Follies at Amazon

Fishin’ Tales at Amazon

Dairy Surprised, Hand Illustrated Children’s e-Book, Free May 22-23 on Amazon plus free Activity Book

Adventures of Sawyer & Finn

Adventures of Sawyer & Finn

Welcome to Sawyer and Finn, two little mouse cousins who live in the barn on a dairy farm. They have a grand adventure one Saturday in the barn with their friends Sam the horse and Polly the cow. They learn a thing or two about dairy products while they are at it.

“It’s Saturday, and anything can happen on Saturday,” says Saywer, a little mouse with a special talent.

To celebrate the launch of this new children’s book line, Lakehouse Publishing is offering the e-book for free download May 22 and 23 through Amazon. The e-book is normally value-priced at $2.99.

Both the e-book and paperback versions are fully illustrated with color drawings to keep the action lively.Finn laughs

Dairy Surprised, the first book in the of Sawyer & Finn Series, published by Lakehouse Publishing. The Sawyer & Finn books all include “A Twist of Science in Every Tale!”

In addition to the adventure story, the book includes Dairy Facts, Cow Facts, and directions for an age-appropriate science experiment.

The books also contain links back to the Dairy Surprised Activity Book, available for free download from Lakehouse Publishing. Download the Activity Book, with 12 pages of puzzles and coloring pages free now. It’s a safe PDF file with no cookies or spam links, ever.

So download the activity book from the link above, then swing by Amazon for the free color children’s adventure story, Dairy Surprised!, written by Amazon bestselling author Ann Chambers and illustrated by her son Anthony D. Chambers.

 

 

Dairy Surprised, Illustrated Children’s Book, Makes Science Fun With Farm Adventure

Dairy Surprised, a fun little book telling the adventures of two little mice, is now available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback.

The Adventures of Sawyer and Finn

A Twist of Science in Every Tale!

Adventures of Sawyer & Finn

Adventures of Sawyer & Finn

Sawyer and Finn are mice living in Farmer Huckleberry’s barn. They are cousins and best friends.

Dairy Surprised tells the story of their adventures one Saturday with Sam the horse and Polly the cow. Sawyer and Finn explore the barn and learn about cows and dairy products.

“It’s Saturday, and anything can happen on Saturday!” says Sawyer.

The book is fully illustrated with hand drawn and colored pictures throughout.

Suitable for children ages 4 to 8, Dairy Surprised includes educational material with more dairy and butter facts, a related science experiment for kids (with adult supervision), and links to Sawyer & Finn puzzles and coloring pages available for free download.

Finn waveDairy Surprised is currently exclusive to Amazon and costs only $2.99 for the e-book or $7.99 for the full-color paperback.

We are adding coloring pages and puzzles to the Lakehouse Publishing website, starting today! Click on the link to download any you would like. Lakehouse does not collect your information and would never allow any spam or cookies.

Coloring pages:

Finn Laughs

Sawyer Swims

Sawyer & Mom Coloring Page

Word Find Puzzles:

Sawyer & Finn Word Find

Farmer Huckleberry Puzzle

Download and enjoy! We’ll be adding more puzzles and coloring pages to the website and creating a special page for Sawyer & Finn’s adventures in the next couple of weeks. So be sure to bookmark us and come visit again.

 

 

 

MommaSaysRead Recommends Mortal Choices, Murder Mystery

Murder mystery Mortal Choices is bringing great reviews. We wanted to share the latest, from a great website called MommaSaysRead.

What does Momma have to say about Mortal Choices? She says Read!

MORTAL WEB small“Mortal choices is definitely a great read! I found the book to be a little gruesome in the beginning but its necessary to the book and really not gratuitous. It’s a very fast-paced book so be prepared to read this one cover to cover. It is a great mystery and kept me reading to the very end. The writing is very well done. You can tell that the author is a seasoned writer as it is well proofed and edited, which is always a bonus.

“I liked that I was kept guessing – duh, I like mystery. But Mortal Choices doesn’t drag or slow down at all. The story didn’t feel at all contrived. It was fresh and intriguing.

“I would definitely recommend It anyone who is up for a fast-pace deep mystery.”

The Mortal e-book is only $2.99 and the paperback $9.99 at any major online e-book retailer.

If you haven’t heard of MommaSaysRead yet, check out the website. It is full of free and bargain books, book reviews, author reviews and more. They are also preparing to do a huge book giveaway.

There are a good number of websites tracking free and bargain books, but Momma has one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate. So stop by and have a look.

 

Spring Sale – Mortal Choices, Murder Mystery, Only 99 Cents This Week

March 4-8 Mortal Choices will be on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for only 99 cents, e-book version only. The paperback is only $9.99.

If you enjoy a good mystery, grab this one while it’s on sale.

MORTAL WEB largeMortal Choices tells the tale of journalist Amanda Miller and police detective Terry Walkingstick as they join forces to hunt down a local serial killer.

The book is bringing in great reviews, like:

Goodreads

This was an awesomely written and laid out book. Well thought out and well put together. I loved the easy breezy read of this mystery/thriller. It is the type of book you take with you on vacation because it’s easy to read and you’ll probably plow through it in just a few hours.
I loved the setting for the book, the author did a good job of describing it, without spending too much time there and bogging us down. Recommended highly for thriller readers.

Goodreads – Cynthia Harris

Take one reporter, add a rookie detective, multiply by disappearing people, minus the sale of human organs, equals Mortal Choices.
To make the story more realistic, Newcomb did research in the inner workings of the police force and in aviation. An interview with a retired police detective and questions answered by active police officers gave insight to the workings of the local police department and a glimpse into the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

See Mortal Choices on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

Or Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mortal-choices-ann-chambers/1114606568?ean=2940016285627

Here’s the book summary:

Fire destroys without conscience.
It burns victims to ashes and evidence to dust.

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.
Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.
When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection? And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?
The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

Mortal Choices Featured Bargain Book at KindleBoards Today!

Here’s the post from www.kboards.blogspot.com. Really nice write up and feature over there.
Here’s a bargain Kindle book, available for 99 cents today!

Mortal Choices (Mortal Series), by D.E. Newcomb. (Still $0.99?)

Here’s a family drama with a female sleuth. Written about a journalist by a journalist, this well-written mystery is only 99 cents today!

“Take one reporter, add a rookie detective, multiply by disappearing people, minus the sale of human organs, equals Mortal Choices. To make the story more realistic, Newcomb did research in the inter workings of the police force and in aviation. An interview with a retired police detective and questions answered by active police officers gave insight to the workings of the local police department and a glimpse into the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Interviewing one with aviation experience helped to add flavor to the parts of the story when pilot, Steve Kerr, was written into a scene.” — Cynthia Harris, Amazon reviewer

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection’ And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?

The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.

218 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.

 

Mortal Choices, Mystery, Free on Amazon Aug. 7 & 8

Here’s the link to see Mortal Choices by D.E. Newcomb on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008RLL9HM

Amanda Miller, an inquisitive journalist, is looking for distraction from a troubled home life when she crosses paths with Detective Terry Walkingstick, newly promoted and eager to prove himself.

Local police have just linked the disappearance of several area residents. A task force is created to investigate, but no one yet realizes a killer is hunting on the quiet suburban streets, snatching his victims without witnesses and seemingly at random.

When Terry and Amanda join forces, following the scant leads available, they discover what may be the elusive link between the missing people. Can a decades-old fire really be the connection? And why do so many trails lead back to a local funeral home? Was a cunning serial killer forged in that fire?

The couple’s independent investigation uncovers leads and evidence, landing them in the middle of the case and in a killer’s crosshairs.