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The Guardian of TeraMagoria
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cover_ForWebThe lonely witch Bertha sat at the window of her bedroom in a large and dusty castle. Across the river a group of villagers laughed and played, and averted their eyes from the watching witch. They were afraid of her, but Bertha did not understand why. She was a good witch, after all. She had never cast a mean spell in her life, and wouldn’t think of doing so. And so she was alone without a true friend – except for the ghosts that lived with her in the castle. But a ghost couldn’t give her a hug when she was sad, and a ghost couldn’t join her for dinner.

She longed for a real and true living friend who could be her companion. And then after the strangest of circumstances, into her life came a talking red fish, a ghost witch, and a mystery to solve that was hundreds of years old.

Can Bertha solve the mystery of the talking fish? Will she ever earn the respect of the villagers? And will she learn how to fly like a proper witch? Join the adventure as Bertha the White Witch sets out across three magical kingdoms in search of the missing guardians – and perhaps, finds herself along the way.

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The Magical Adventures of Princess Carrina

In this special edition collection, all three books in the series come together as one complete story.

Enjoy the adventure as Princess Carrina and her friends first discover the secrets inside the Box of Hair, save a young boy from an evil witch in The Venus Diary, and finally battle three siblings in The Dragons of Tarnack.

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Book 1: Box of Hair, a Fairy Tale

In the tallest tower of Castle Underbrook, Princess Carrina sat quietly on her window ledge watching the fading colours of the sunset. Actually, she spent most days locked away in her room, too scared to leave the castle. A strange magical power was growing inside her but she had no idea what it was or how to use it.

To the far north, in an ancient cottage buried deep within the woods, an evil ugly witch and her sister were brewing up a dastardly plot. They were going to kidnap the royal princess and steal her beauty for themselves!

Will the princess be able to escape from the clutches of the evil witch and uncover the mystery of magic?

Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale is the first of three delightful magical adventures with Princess Carrina and her friends. The story continues in The Venus Diary and concludes in The Dragons of Tarnack.

Book 2: The Venus Diary

While on vacation at the source lake, Prince Flame discovers a child’s diary in Grimelda’s book collection. The origin of the diary is a mystery, but even more troublesome are the drawings of scary men and an evil witch that adorn the worn pages.

Princess Carrina and her friends set out to find the owner of the diary, but their journey takes them into the depths of the source lake, and into a kingdom that is ruled in darkness.

Can they save the child from captivity? And who is the true author of the diary?

Join Princess Carrina and her friends as they set out on their second magical journey, in The Venus Diary, the exciting sequel to Box of Hair: A Fairy Tale. And don’t miss the exciting series conclusion in The Dragons of Tarnack.

Book 3: The Dragons of Tarnak

Carrina and Flame were arguing in the library. Flame wanted to set up the portal near the fireplace so it would appear as though the visitors had just stepped out of the flame. He thought it would make for great humour since his name was Flame.

Carrina, however, was trying to be more practical. “Darling, what would happen if they travelled here and accidentally stepped right into the fireplace? Do we really want the inaugural visit of the King and Queen of Acadia to end with them going up into flames?”

The prince knew she was right. “But think of the excitement!” Unfortunately, that was the only thing he could think of as a response.

Carrina stared at him a moment then moved the tall wooden pedestal away from the fireplace and into a safer corner of the room. There was nothing on the pedestal yet, but in a matter of hours a worn leather diary with a bronzed star would be laying open on top of it. Of course, no one would actually be reading the book; they would be paying attention to the travellers who would be stepping out from it. Carrina was about to create a permanent magical portal to the Kingdom of Acadia.

She knew it was only a matter of time before she learned how to return and visit their dear friends Venus and Grimelda. That time had come two months ago when the princess remembered the connection between The Venus Diary and Underbrook. It was one of two physical items that had existed in both kingdoms, the other being a large boat docked in a marina on the source lake. Carrina thought it would probably be more convenient to use the diary instead of the boat if they needed to travel quickly.

After their first visit back to Acadia, Carrina and Grimelda agreed to establish a permanent portal between the kingdoms. That way they could visit each other any time they wanted and it would allow Carrina’s parents, the King and Queen of Underbrook, to establish a new royal relationship.

Flame sat down on a comfortable sofa near the fireplace as Carrina pushed the podium around the room. She spent nearly ten minutes shifting the wooden stand back and forth until finally Flame grew impatient. “Carrina! The podium is fine. They will be here soon and we still have more preparation to do. Just put it in the corner and be done with it!”

Carrina sighed in frustration then stopped moving the podium and left the library. She needed to get dressed in her royal gown and get back to the throne room before Venus and Grimelda arrived. It was the first time her parents were going to meet the new King and Queen of Acadia. They had been eager to meet them after Carrina and Flame told of their great adventure all because of a child’s diary.

An alliance with another kingdom could be of great value to Underbrook, so King Reginald was eager to meet King Venus.
Carrina and Flame rushed down from their room, both of them wrapped in fine royal gowns made from heavy cotton and gold threading. They joined the king and queen in the throne room and then the four of them walked silently into the royal library. The room was a fitting place for the portal since they would be using a book to make the magic happen.

Carrina stepped forward to the podium and placed her hand on the smooth wood surface. She spoke softly, not in an actual language, but more in a thought and a hum. She was calling on her power to create a connection to the diary. A vibration formed in the air around the podium as the portal linked with the diary. In the centre of the vibration a tiny light formed, bright and white, slowly expanding into the room. The princess stepped back and joined her family as they watched the light expand into the vibration.

Almost like a doorway the light opened up and King Venus and Queen Grimelda of Acadia stepped through.

Praise and Critique

The website says this is “the third and final magical adventure” in the series but I’m seriously hoping Heath rethinks this (hint hint Heath). I finished this book and I’m still dying to know what would happen next. That is how good I thought this book was. The characters and their adventures became real in my head… and I can’t accept that I won’t be reading more. – Reader in NC

I know the Princess Carrina series is supposed to be for “young readers” but I have to tell you that I am totally LOVING the books and I’m 38 years old! Heath Buckmaster took this one even farther than he did with Box of Hair.
There’s more dialogue, excitement, depth in the characters, and the descriptions of the adventures and surroundings make you feel like you’re right there! I could SEE the locations, the expressions of the characters, and the bond between the main characters as if I was watching it on a screen! I’m so excited for the 3rd book in the series to come out soon and would really LOVE to see the story-line make it to the big screen!
I hope this author continues to share his wit, sense of adventure, and creativity with us for a long, long time! – Reader in CA

Sweet Kisses – Memories of Hayden Chalmers

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SK_cover_kindleHayden Chalmers. Now that was one fine lookin’ man – tall, with dark hair, except for exactly three gray ones, even though he was just a young man. He had the most exquisite blue eyes that were as clear as my koi pond on a cool winter day. And those sweet kissable lips. My oh my, you could kiss those lips all day long, take a break for a quick dinner, then go right on back to kissin’ ‘em again like they were cherry pie dessert with whipped topping.

Tasty and delicious. That’s what he was from head to toe and I couldn’t get enough of him. I would never say it was love at first sight, but I would surely say it was love at first kiss. Oh there was a lot more to Hayden than those lips, but they were what started it all for me. We were in his daddy’s car, no less – an Oldsmobile Rocket, like a lot of middle-class folks on Herbert Street had in those days. And before you go thinkin’ that we were parkin’ out on Lost-Love Point, we weren’t. We were good Christian kids, sittin’ in that car right in front of my best friend Ellie’s house waitin’ for her to finish curlin’ her foot-long hair so we could all go to the movies.

I remember thankin’ her later for takin’ so long with her hair, because it gave me more time to fall in love with Hayden Chalmers’ lips. But eventually she came out to the car and we pretended that nothin’ had happened. It was our first date after all and I wasn’t that easy. Well, I was when it came to first base, but that’s all he was gonna get ‘til I saw an engagement ring. That’s just how you were in those days. A boy had to ask you good and proper and he had to ask your daddy first. Even then most girls I knew didn’t let their fiancé’s see ‘em naked ‘til the weddin’ night. I guess that’s a bit old fashioned these days, but my momma brought me up right.

I’m not sure I even remember the movie we went to that night. I think all I really remember was the soda drink I had hangin’ on the window next to the speaker. All I could do was drink that cola and think about those sweet lips I’d kissed, and how I was quite possibly in love. I was watchin’ Hayden while he was watchin’ the movie. He looked over at me a few times and gave me a big smile like he knew that I was gettin’ sweet on him. I think I must’ve gone through five or six sodas that night. I know when I got home I had to pee like somethin’ fierce.

Well that wasn’t our last date for sure. In fact, Hayden Chalmers and I became quite the hot item that year. Everyone at school talked about it – the girls mostly, because I kept tellin’ ‘em so much about his sweet kisses they wanted to give him a try for themselves. But Hayden knew better and saved ‘em only for me – which was good because I would have had somethin’ to say to those girls if they’d laid a hand on my Hayden.

But I guess I should start at the beginnin’ and tell you that I went through a few other boys before I met my Hayden.

From author Heath Buckmaster comes this trip through time, as an aging southern widow recounts her passionate life filled with heartache and Sweet Kisses.

Praise and Critique

Sophia (Mrs. Hayden Chalmers) chronicles her long life with quiet charm and soft familiarity. In this truly lovely book, the author weaves such an intimate and compelling story, that it is quite impossible not to fall a little bit in love with Sophia and her family. Her emotions are stunningly brought to life, and I found myself crying along with Sophia, both happy tears and sad ones. I also smiled a lot while reading it.
Without spoiling the book, it’s difficult to add more. Some of the topics and events in no particular order: prom dresses, the Korean War, unplanned pregnancy, post-traumatic stress, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, suicide, weddings, funerals, yard sales and porch swings. – Reader in Walton, KY

I think this my favorite book written by Heath. I can’t express what a REAL character Heath created in Sophia. I felt so connected to her… and months after finishing the book I find myself still thinking about her. It’s hard for me to believe she is a fictional character. I will say (while trying not to spoil any of the story) that I didn’t love a certain part of Sophia’s story. I found myself wanting to change it just a bit. I sent Heath a message… including my feedback… and he said his Mother actually felt the same way. HeeHee. You’ll have to read the book to find out if you feel the same way! – Reader in Madison, NJ