Deals, steals, and news from author Michelle Isenhoff.

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 

Who doesn't love a little Lord of the Rings? Breathtaking settings, unforgettable characters, and perhaps the highest stakes in all of fiction—LOTR has it all, including a deep, mythical history.

That world-cementing backstory inspired my middle grade series, Song of the Mountain. I wanted to create my own legends. While my little fantasy doesn't pretend to touch the greatness of Tolkien, it does delve into the farthest memory of the Orient, when the world was young and newly touched by evil. Deep within the Huangshan Mountains, Song Wei—small, skeptical, and orphaned—finds his fate entangled in the folktales of his people. He must follow the path that killed his father.

Lauded by parents and teachers for its literary style, Song of the Mountain was nominated for a 2013 Cybils Award and placed as a semi-finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Book Awards. Book one is free on most vendors. (It's not free in all non-US Amazon stores yet, and their record hasn't been so hot in the US store lately, either! So here's a free download link from StoryOrigin, too, just in case.)

Before you go, be sure to check out the books and promos featured below. They're always free or bargain priced. I bounce between speculative and historical fiction (my two primary genres), with some fantasy, middle grade, and a bit of romance just to keep things interesting. 

Happy reading!


If you'd no longer like to receive these emails, please unsubscribe. But consider following me on BookBub or Amazon for notice of new releases. Or sign up for my own New Release List, which is only active when I release a new book—you will automatically be unsubscribed from this list.

New Releases

Deals and steals:

ANNIE DOUGLASS LIMA writes extensively in the middle grade and young adult genres. Her work is meticulously edited and reads with particular smoothness. Of all her titles, I like her fantastical Annals of Alasia the best. The series just wrapped up this month with the release of book five. Uniquely, though the books in the series are closely linked, each can be read as a standalone. I've included books 5 and 3, the two that resonated the most with me. Regularly priced at 2.99, several have been hanging out at .99 all month, though I can't guarantee that will still be the case.

S.A. HOAG writes apocalyptic sci-fi and offers Backlash, the prequel to her Wildblood trilogy, FREE. Pick up your copy then check out book one, The Vista. Prices within the series very, but they're all under 5 bucks.

Current Promos:

View all Michelle's books.

Michelle Isenhoff

A former teacher and longtime homeschooler, MICHELLE ISENHOFF writes for children and adults. Her work has been reader-nominated for a Cybils Award, the Great Michigan Read, and the Maine Student Book Award. Michelle writes from Michigan where she bikes all summer and wears flip-flops all winter.