Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Announcing: Legendary Creatures: A 4-Story Anthology by Jo Carey

 

Legendary Creatures: A 4-Story Anthology by Jo Carey
Legendary Creatures: A 4-Story Anthology by Jo Carey

This anthology contains 4 standalone books.

Most legends are based on reality. It's that reality that can kill you.

These unrelated stories include tales of archeology, secret government projects, witches, and mystical beings but at their core, they all have a legendary creature who terrifies and haunts the dreams of reasonable people long after their encounters with the beast. .

​​​​​​​Book 1 – Legend of Dead Horse Canyon
Book 2 – Legend of Lost Brides Cove
Book 3 – Legend of Devil's Backbone
Book 4 – Legend of Soothsayer Byway

Friday, December 25, 2020

Announcing: Immortal Ladies: The Complete 3-Book Science Fiction Romance Series by Jo Carey

 

Immortal Ladies: The Complete 3-Book Science Fiction Romance Series by Jo Carey
 Immortal Ladies: The Complete 3-Book Science Fiction Romance Series by Jo Carey

This anthology contains the complete 3-book science fiction romance series.

The ancient gods and goddesses of Earth's mythology are doing what they've always done, observing the world around them and trying to live a good long life in the League of Planetary Systems.

Try as they might not to interfere, meddling seems to be their birthright.

Book 1 – ARTE

Book 2 – GABI

Book 3 – EUNO

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Announcing : Hairy's Cryptid Cafe: The Complete 6-Book Romantic Adventure Series by Jo Carey

 

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Hairy's Cryptid Cafe
The Complete 6-Book Romantic Adventure Series

Southern belle Everly goes from running a Georgia Tea Room to running Hairy's Cryptid Café in Wilkin's Gap, Idaho. The move takes some getting used to, but the guyumvirate of hunky bachelors she meets help her adjust to her new life and the new possibilities coming her way.

Book 1 – Exploring the Possibilities
Book 2 – Searching for Answers
Book 3 – Hunting the Truth
Book 4 – Following the Trail
Book 5 – Tracking the Mystery
Book 6 – Rescuing the Future

Announcing: Infiltrator by Frank Carey

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Infiltrator by Frank Carey

 

United Earth Army Lieutenant Sylvester Veloso woke up in a lab over three decades late. Only now, he was in full werewolf mode and darned if he couldn't turn it off. Little did he know how useful the fur, claws, and fangs would be in his new job.

Infiltrator is the fourth book in the Werewolf Saga of the Parthenon Universe where mankind must overcome seemingly impossible hurdles on its road to recovery from the ravages of the extinction-level event known as Ellie.

 



Sunday, December 6, 2020

Announcing: Stryker Team: The Complete Series by Frank Carey

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Stryker Team: The Complete Series by Frank Carey

 Doctor, Marine, murderer... Kalana Grenor's been through a lot of changes. Can she survive one more?

A doctor and a captain in the Space Marines until her fiancĂ©, Peter, died on her operating table, Kalana is wracked with guilt. Peter's mother swore a vengeance against the woman who nearly became her daughter-in-law. Given a second chance by the military, Kalana fights to regain her life and find out who was behind Peter's killing. 

These are the stories of the League of Planetary Systems' first team of nanorobot-enhanced warriors--the strykers—as they protect the League from threats both internal and external.

This anthology contains all 8 books in the Stryker Team series:

Evolution

Transition

Unification

Resolution

Nochmar

Gweyr

Reton

Necrue



Friday, November 27, 2020

Announcing: Compass Point Survival Stories: An Anthology of Three Stories of Survival by Jo Carey

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Compass Point Survival Stories: An Anthology of Three Stories of Survival by Jo Carey

 

This anthology contains a collection of three unrelated survival stories.

A private chef, a fishing boat captain, and a world-class astronomer walk into a bar…. 

Actually, they walked into difficult situations that require them to dig deep inside themselves to find the strength to survive.

Book 1 – Peril on the Trail

Book 2 – Peril on the Rock

Book 3 – Peril on the Peak

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Announcing: Gamer (Free Audiobook on YouTube) by Frank Carey

 


John Gotye, anthropophobia billionaire, entrepreneur, and gamer knew he was going to die, so he decided to test out a new system before he took his last breath. What he found on the other side made death pale in comparison

#audiobook #authorfrankcarey #audiobooknarrator

Monday, November 23, 2020

Announcing: Prehistory of the League of Planetary Systems: The Complete Series

 

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Prehistory of the League of Planetary Systems: The Complete Series

Maintaining a sanctuary for alien lifeforms can be difficult. Dealing with an alien ship bent on revenge is downright hard.

After Area 51 maintenance worker Lee Carstares is exposed to experimental nanobots, he is reassigned to Area 26--the Extraterrestrial Zoo, where he and his partner, Clare, a grey alien from Zeta Reticuli, keep track of the strange and wonderful fauna from planets outside of Earth space.

These are the stories of Lee and Clare as they wrangle alien beasts and solve problems while taking care of Area 26, the Alien Zoo.

Caretakers

Moon Trap

Full Circle

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Announcing: Billionaire Ladies Club: The Complete 3-Book Series by Jo Carey

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Announcing: Billionaire Ladies Club: The Complete 3-Book Series by Jo Carey

 This anthology contains the complete 3 book romance series.

This series features three billionaire ladies—a tech wizard, a hotel heiress, and a movie star who are looking for their happily ever after. Their wealth makes the challenge more daunting than they imagined. 

Book 1 – Brody

Book 2 – Lara

Book 3 – Carah



Saturday, November 7, 2020

Announcing: Observer (Free Audiobook on YouTube) by Frank Carey

 


#audiobook #authorfrankcarey #audiobooknarrator

Agent Rachel Garcia was looking forward to going home to Klatuce. She and her AI partner, Snake, were coming to the end of their assignment. Now, the two of them were on a plane heading to Area 51 to stop a planetary disaster. And the day started out so well.


Monday, November 2, 2020

Announcing: Galactic Cruise Lines: The Complete 5-Book Series

 

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Announcing: Galactic Cruise Lines: The Complete 5-Book Series


Think the Love Boat in space. This cozy mystery series follows the crew of a space cruise line as they travel the League of Planetary Systems on themed cruises when murder is afoot (or a tentacle or a talon…). Each cruise features a competition in the style of a reality TV show. 

THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT YOUR MOMMA'S COZY MYSTERY.

If you like mysteries with great characters, not all of them human, set sail with Galactic Cruise Lines. 

Book 1 – Death by Ballroom

Book 2 – Death by Acapella

Book 3 – Death by Baking

Book 4 – Death by Style

Book 5 – Death by Celebration

Monday, October 26, 2020

Announcing: Adventures of the League Space Patrol: The Complete Series by Frank Carey

 

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Adventures of the League Space Patrol by Frank Carey

The mission of the League of Planetary Systems Space Patrol is to search out problems and deal with them. The members of Space Patrol are first responders for incidents within the borders of the League. You have a problem; you call Space Patrol. 

These are the adventures of the members of Space Patrol as they keep travelers and citizens safe from threats in the dark between the stars.

Captain Quinn Bracken

Lieutenant Bart McSwain

Captain Dex Corrigan

Captain Ranell Glent

Captain Tanoh Ohnat

Captain Niall Throvald

Marshal Melinda McKee

Lieutenant Greg Alabaster

Deputy Marshal Maxine Wabash

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Announcing: Battle Wolf by Frank Carey

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Battle Wolf by Frank Carey

 Satellite Technician Eli Coeus woke up one morning, kissed his wife goodbye, then headed into space to start his day fixing communications satellites. Little did he know he would return centuries later to find the world he knew changed beyond imagination, but before he can deal with that problem, he has to save his wife, then the Earth from a menace a quarter-million years in the making.

Battle Wolf is the third book in the Werewolf Saga of the Parthenon Universe where mankind must overcome seemingly impossible hurdles on its road to recovery from the ravages of the extinction-level event known as Ellie.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Announcing: Bug Hunters in Space: The Complete Series by Jo Carey

 

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Bug Hunters in Space: The Complete Series by Jo Carey

This anthology contains the complete three-book science fiction series.

Bug Hunters in Space focuses on entomologists RJ Butler and Gwen Finn. RJ is a member of the Elf Marine Expeditionary Force in the League of Planetary Systems. 

Dealing with insects on various planets is quite a challenge. First, you have to figure out if they are sentient beings or not. The entomologists from the League's Lab 42, travel the planets gathering interesting specimen. Sometimes they decide to keep one for themselves.

Each book in this series features equal doses of humor, romance, and science fiction adventure. These stories focus more on the hunters than the bugs.

Book 1 – Arachnid

Book 2 – Aquapillar

Book 3 – Feenix Bug


Monday, October 5, 2020

Announcing: Ranger by Frank Carey

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Ranger by Frank Carey
While on a routine diplomatic mission to a mining planet, Ranger Jayden Blix finds himself, his copilot, and their ship thrown into the past to face an assassin who could change the very fabric of time. After enlisting the help of a time traveler from the far future, a freighter pilot, and her AI first officer to find the assassin, Jay must stop her before she can carry out her nefarious plans while not changing time himself. 

Ranger is the second book in the Werewolf Saga of the Parthenon Universe where mankind must overcome seemingly impossible hurdles on its road to recovery from the ravages of an extinction-level event known as Ellie.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Announcing: Volcano (Priority One Book 6) by Jo Carey

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Volcano (Priority One Book 6) by Jo Carey

 Each time the Priority One Team of data scientists thinks they have uncovered that one critical piece of data that will allow them to stop the people using all manner of evil to reshape our world something else goes wrong. They know who's behind the release of a deadly virus. They know who created the storms that have ravaged communities around the world. But knowing it and getting anyone to take action against those people are two very different things. Jacinta and the Priority One Team set out to improve their wilderness survival skills. Too many times they have found themselves caught in survival situations they were ill-prepared for. Unfortunately, their enemies have added more weapons to their arsenal. Can the team survive these new attacks, or will it all blow up in their faces?

Volcano is the sixth story in this series that is equal parts adventure, romance, and science fiction.

Announcing: Engine of Creation: The Complete Series by Frank Carey

 

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Engine of Creation: The Complete Series by Frank Carey

After saving Earth from a biological weapon in the 21st century, Detective Gabriel Adon wakes up 200 years later in the laboratory of a mad scientist bent on world domination. To this end, she has implanted nanorobots that turn Gabe into a walking, talking, superweapon known as a stryker. Dr. Zoe Muntz's plans are disrupted by her equally mad brother Josiah who borrows Gabe and tasks him to find an Engine of Creation with which to save a universe he once destroyed.

These are the adventures of Gabe Adon, the original stryker, as he searches for the Engine of Creation while stopping Zoe Muntz before she can carry out her nefarious plans.

Contains:

Weapon (Book 1)

Rescuer (Book 2)

Engine (Book 3)

Return (Book 4)

Orta (Book 5)

Convergence (Book 6)

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Announcing: Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop has Closed

 

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Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop is not permanently closed.
This is a picture of the now-empty booth

The Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop is now closed. Our books are still available from major online bookstores. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Announcing: Shark (Priority One Book 5) by Jo Carey

 

Shark  (Priority One Book 5) by Jo Carey


When a group of wealthy, powerful people decides they know what's best for everyone on Earth, Jacinta and the Priority One Team step in to expose their plans. Even footage of alien creatures wasn't enough. That's why they enlisted the help of Jamie's childhood friend to infiltrate The Group. Unfortunately, it's difficult to be a roadblock to anyone's nefarious plans when you're trapped on a small boat adrift in the Pacific Ocean with your own personal escort of 50-foot sharks.

Shark is the fifth adventure in this exciting series that's equal parts adventure, science fiction, and romance.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Announcing: Creative Endeavours Going-Out-of-Business Sale

 




We gave it our best shot, but it's time to close the doors. We will be shutting down by the end of the month and to celebrate your support during these trying times, we're having a sale. Everything in the booth is 1/2-off the tagged price right up to the day we pack out.

We are located in Booth G12 of the Painted Tree Marketplace in Mansfield, TX, 1551 Hwy 287 North, Mansfield, Texas 76063. Stop by and see what we and the other vendors have to offer.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Announcing: Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop Closing

 


Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop at Painted Tree Marketplace Mansfield will be permanently shutting down as of September 30, 2020. Starting September 1st, everything in the booth will be marked down 50% with the discount taken at the checkout. Books, tee shirts, and ephemera will be half-off their tag price. Thank you for patronage and we wish you the best in these trying times.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Announcing: Smilodon (Priority One Book 4 by Jo Carey

 
Smilodon (Priority One Book 4) by Jo Carey
Smilodon (Priority One Book 4) by Jo Carey


Jacinta had never given any thought to de-extinction, but someone has brought back saber-toothed cats and the Priority One Team needs to figure out why. Why bring them back? Why release them in remote locations around the globe? Could the cats carry a deadly virus?

When the Priority One Team finds Astro's blueprint for the future, the question becomes where do the big cats fit in a perfect world.

Smilodon is the fourth adventure in this exciting new series that's equal parts adventure, science fiction, and romance.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Announcing: Earthquake (Priority One Book 3) by Jo Carey


Earthquake (Priority One Book 3) by Jo Carey

Just when the Priority One team of data scientists feel like they might be getting a handle on how their enemies work, they are hit with simultaneous attacks from all sides.

Do the multiple attacks mean multiple enemies or is there a common thread weaving it all together?

Earthquake is the third adventure in this exciting new series.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Announcing: Storm (Priority One Book 2) by Jo Carey


Storm (Priority One Book 1) by Jo Carey

Jacinta wonders if the battle is worth the cost when storms befall the Priority One team of data scientists as they pursue powerful people intent on lowering Earth's population to a more sustainable level.

Will protecting their teammates and saving the world come at too high a price?

Storm is the second adventure in the Priority One series.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Announcing: Virus (Priority One Book 1) by Jo Carey


Virus (Priority One Book 1) by Jo Carey

Jacinta Klein never expected to work for a billionaire, but in her new job leading an investigative team of data scientists, she finds herself working closely with James Pickering III. James is used to getting what he wants, and he wants answers about some of the things going on in the world. Answers he believes are being kept from the world. His Priority One team will get those answers. He also wants Jacinta, but he's on his own with that.

Previously published as Level One, Virus is the first adventure in this exciting new series.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Announcing: Area 5 by Frank Carey


Area 5 by Frank Carey

Inside Area 5, Dub went into stasis looking forward to being on the first manned expedition to Mars, but he's awakened to deal with robot intruders, an aircraft about to crash, and alien vandals ransacking the place. Maybe he should have hit the snooze button when he had the chance.

Area 5 is another exciting chapter of the Parthenon saga of survival after a man-made apocalypse drives humankind to the brink of extinction.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Announcing: Runt by Frank Carey

Runt by Frank Carey

Everyone wants to be king, everyone that is except for Trevor. He just wants to get as far away from his people as possible, yet the universe seems bent on thwarting his plans at every step.

Runt is the second installment in the story of the Old League Universe.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Announcing: Paige's Story (Paige's Pages Book 3) by Jo CareyPa


Paige's Story (Paige's Pages Book 3) by Jo Carey


When Paige’s astronomy immersive goes off without any problems, she lets her friends talk her into another book adventure. This time the choice is hers.

Wyatt Masterson, Navy SEAL and survival specialist, believes what he wrote. The most important survival tool is your mind. Paige’s survival adventure proves his theory, but now his heart is involved.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Announcing:Charlotte's Story (Paige's Pages Book 2) by Jo Carey

Charlotte's Story (Paige's Pages Book 2) by Jo Carey
When Paige's Pages, Newlyn's Main Street bookstore, sponsors a geology event, it's a rocky endeavor. Can Charlotte, the colorful jewelry artist, chip away at the defenses of the painfully shy geology expert or will their happily-ever-after cave-in under the weight of expectations?

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Announcing: Lizzy's Story (Paige's Pages Book 1) by Jo Carey

Lizzy's Story (Paige's Pages Book 1) by Jo Carey
Lizzy Tremont is one of the young entrepreneurs trying to breathe new life into her hometown. She owns the Sip and Dip Coffee Shop and her BFF owns the bookstore down the block, Paige’s Pages.

When Paige brings a French Chef to town for a week of culinary events to promote his cookbook, she never expected it would help her friend find the recipe for happily ever after.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Coming Soon

A tipple at the Kelly Mine in Magdalena, New Mexico

Jo and I are working on several projects which will be published in the next month or two. I am editing the sequel to A Wrangler of Crystals while Jo is working on a new series and another work. The Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop is still closed and will remain that way until the stay-at-home is lifted.

We hope all of you are weathering this pandemic. We'll keep you posted about any changes at are end.

Until next time,

Frank Carey

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Announcing: Temporary Closing of Creative Endeavours

Creative Endeavours Micro-bookshop located in Painted Tree Marketplace - Mansfield, Texas


We have just been informed that Painted Tree Marketplace - Mansfield (the home of Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop) is closed until further notice. We'll keep you informed about changes to our situation as soon as we hear anything. Jo and I would like to thank you for your patronage, support, and understanding. We hope you and yours stay safe and healthy in these trying times.

Remember, all of our books are available in both e-book and paperback from on-line retails. Check our catalogue for details and links.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Announcing: Change in Hours of Operation at Creative Endeavours Micro-Bookshop

Creative Endeavours Micro-Book shop inside the Painted Tree Marketplace, Mansfield, Texas

Jo and I have just been informed that due to current events, starting tomorrow (17 March,) store hours will change from 10am to 8pm to 10am to 6pm, Monday through Sunday until further notice. We will keep you posted with regards to any future changes or developments.

Hang in there, people. Times are tough but so are we. We'll get past this and be stronger for our efforts.

Addendum: We have been informed that the facility is going to be closed Mondays until further notice.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Announcing: A Wrangler of Crystals by Frank Carey

A Wrangler of Crystals by Frank Carey


A third-class magician finds more than he is bargaining for when his witch boss decides to steal a crate of gems to sell to the highest bidder from another universe.

A Wrangler of Crystals is the complete saga of Sigmund Alderthal and includes previously published and fully revised and re-edited books Spell Slinger and Crystal Wrangler along with the never-published third book, Wizard.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Announcing: Peril on the Peak (Compass Point Survival Stories) by Jo Carey

Peril on the Peak (Compass Point Survival Stories) by Jo Carey

Astronomer Celestina Moretti loves her work but isn't happy when she's asked to play tour guide for observatory visitors. She isn't good with kids and taking two teenage boys and one of their fathers to the top of Yachunne Peak is not her idea of a good time. As low as her expectations for the trip were, it's hard to believe reality could be worse. Could they survive long enough for Celi to find her happily ever after?

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Announcing: Mechanic by Frank Carey

Mechanic by Frank Carey

Years after the eradication of the Ellie plague, Earth was on the mend as its population of humans and other species grew with help from the Confederation of Worlds. Space travel was now common and spacefarers from distant planets needed a waypoint where they could stop, refuel their ships, and affect repairs. Thus, was born Nell's, a miles-long gas station in the asteroid belt where anyone could stop and take a load off.

Ashley Callisto--waitress, Zeta Reticulan, and Doctor of Anthropology--hales from a distant universe where Ellie and the Confederation never existed. Her life is saved by an elf who dropped from the storeroom ceiling in the nick of time. Problem is there are no elves in this universe.

Gerry Warren—elf, low-grade magician, and amnesiac—lands on a pile of crates after dropping through a hole in the universe. Now, if only he could remember why he entered it in the first place.

Mechanic is the fifth installment of the Parthenon saga and marks the first cross-over between the League of Planetary Systems universe and the Parthenon universe. Mechanic is available at all major e-tailers/

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Announcing Valentine's Terror by Jo Carey

Valentine's Terror by Jo Carey

Rutherford's activities in the lead up to Valentine's day should make great segments for Ellen Ramsey's local news channel. Cake for a Date sounds like fun, but no one expected extinct animals to be part of the celebration. Can Ellen give away her heart and survive to collect on her happily-ever-after?