Thank you for stopping in. Your interest in my writing means the world. If you have not read my work, please visit my book pages for more details. If you have read UPON US, SOULED OUT, FRAYED, SKINNED, or TIN MOON, please leave a review online and be sure to tell a friend. Your voice matters more than anything. Word-of-mouth and reviews are the most important ways for authors to be discovered by new readers.

Thank you for taking time to stop in and learn more about me. You are wonderful!

Monday, December 02, 2019

December AllAuthor Cover Competition


If you liked the cover of my book, Upon Us: Post-Apocalyptic Romance (Hope & Darkness Series Book 1), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Free Winter Reads

https://storyoriginapp.com/to/mke4ZW3

It's time to discover a new author. Or maybe it's time to discover a new book by an author you already love! The Winter Reads selection is all about -you guessed it!- books with a wintery landscape or feel.

As indie authors, we work hard to meet new readers. Coming together as a community, we can help promote our own books as well as those of fellow authors, reaching more readers than ever.

Here is how you can help as a reader:

- Click on the presents below.
- Choose any number of books that interest you.
- Sign up for an author's mailing list to download your free "thank you" copy.  

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 As always, I appreciate every reader who takes a chance on my worlds. 

 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Review -Forged Bloodlines #1 & #2

First, here is my belated review of Wake Me When The Sun Goes Down by Lisa Olsen:

I have a complicated relationship with Anja, which accounts for the three star rating (on Goodreads). While I enjoy yelling at her to make better choices, I do wish she would actually listen to a few of them on occasion. Her character is very driven by her emotions, and comes across as a temperamental little sister rather than a grown vampire making her way in her new undead world.

However, I also enjoy how fresh-faced Anja is in this sinister underworld. Bishop, meanwhile, is on my list. THAT list. The one that makes me want to press the gas pedal if I see him cross the road. I am now in book two and he has exposed some redeemable qualities. Readers who appreciate a damaged alpha may welcome him with open arms. I put up with him, waiting to catch more glimpses of Anja's maker, Jakob. I am curious to see if Bishop wins me over.

Overall, it is a slower-paced read for those who like to relish the moments of change, to really get to know the characters. As I said, I am in book #2 now and plan to keep going so long as Anja and I don't fall out before then.

Review for Meet Me When The Sun Goes Down, book #2 in the Forged Bloodlines series:

Sometimes, Anja's life seems like one cringe-worthy night out, like when you lose your phone, fall off the sidewalk, and fart in between songs at the bar. When all you want is for the guy you like to notice your existence, and NOT just because of the aforementioned noisy fart at the bar.

Anja and I had a rough relationship in book #1, by book #2 we found ourselves in a cozy headlock. Okay, I'm mostly joking. I really warmed up to Anja in Meet Me. I was rooting for her to win, to get her well-deserved night out where everything goes right.

Bishop even proves to have stand-up intentions, becoming more emotionally available. Not completely, but it's a start. It was painful to live through Anja's back-to-back rejections. In this second installment, the reader is given hope that Bishop is more than a bag of unmentionable phalluses waiting to pick a fight. He still isn't my favorite, but the tender moments and candid talks pave the way for something resembling a relationship. There is hope for Bishop yet. Anja's maker, Jakob, remains mysterious and intriguing, waiting in the wings. My favorite for now, though I have a feeling he has a darker side than we've been shown.

While Anja's social climb in the vampiric underworld was a positive development, my one real gripe would have to be the scene when her parents show up in the dean's office to tell her just how worried they are about her waning grades and attendance -Not to mention how upset they would be if they knew just how much blood she was drinking or how often she got someone killed. In reality, no matter who is paying for one's college courses, no one -and I mean NO ONE- will be given access to your records. Believe me, my friend's parents once tried it. You don't make it past the secretary at the front desk.

Overall, the storyline flowed well and leaves readers geared up for an adventure in book #3, which I will be reading as soon as I finish a few projects of my own. My feelings toward Anja started out a bit rocky, but I've grown to like her inquisitive and, at times, naive nature. Maybe she embodies that inner voice in all of us. The one that makes us second guess ourselves even as we refuse to give up.


Wednesday, November 27, 2019

99 Cent Holiday Sale

My e-books are 99 cents on Amazon 
Thanksgiving Day 
through
Cyber Monday. 

Link to Amazon by clicking
on the book covers below.

Don't wait! Download your e-book copy today.

SKINNED, #2 (Shapeshifter Urban Fantasy Mystery)
~FRAYED, #1 is always FREE~

https://www.amazon.com/Skinned-Shapeshifter-Fantasy-Madison-Adventure-ebook/dp/B07THMRVM6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=skinned+chorpenning&qid=1574902191&s=digital-text&sr=1-1


UPON US (NA Post-Apocalyptic Romance)

https://www.amazon.com/Upon-Us-Post-Apocalyptic-Romance-Darkness-ebook/dp/B07YMPPNYL/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=upon+us+chorpenning&qid=1574902076&s=digital-text&sr=1-1


SOULED OUT (YA/NA Paranormal Fiction)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008HMAEQI?*Version*=1&*entries*=0


TIN MOON (Historical Fiction, North Carolina) 

https://www.amazon.com/Tin-Moon-Blakely-Chorpenning-ebook/dp/B01N9ZDSKH/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tin+moon+chorpenning&qid=1574902271&s=digital-text&sr=1-1


Have a safe holiday!