Well, Christmas is VERY soon, and we are most likely going to be hunkering down for the season. Hopefully with “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” 🎄

Here’s a BONUS extravaganza list of some fresh voices in fiction, sorted by genre.

THE LAST NOEL is in these collections, sometimes a bit mis-categorized 🤦‍♀️. (If you haven’t downloaded The Last Noel yet, this is a good chance. Click any link below).

I hope you find a new favorite.

By the way, to keep from getting lost…First, click as many links as you are interested in. It will open them in tabs. Then look through the linked pages. 



Christian Speculative Sci-Fi Fantasy Inspirational


Christian Fantasy Sci-Fi Speculative


Christian Clean Writing


Christian Romance

This next is a SALE, not freebies. But you should find some great books there–especially because Trunk of Scrolls is on this list.


(technically the sale is over as of Dec 1,
but you may find some are still available at the sale price)

Christian Religion Spirituality Inspirational Self-Help

🌍 SECULAR FICTION (including Christian authors) 🌎


Crime Mystery Psychological Thriller Suspense


Adventure Action Sci-Fi Horror


Paranormal Supernatural Ghosts Magical Realism Shifters


Contemporary Romance Holiday Sweet


Clean Holiday Noir Literary Fiction

Let me know if you find an especially good book.  And here’s a fire to read by.

God bless, and Merry Christmas!


Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted in a World God Made

“Why did God make Satan?” Recently, a young Turkish mother posed this question to my husband, the pastor of The Protestant Church of Smyrna. She pointed out that Chaos was in the waters of Genesis 1, and asked, “ Where did that Chaos come from?”  These are...

3D Mona Lisa

I learned today, in this article and some other related research, that a second Mona Lisa painting is suspected of being another side of a 3D experience. If anyone could pull this off, it would be Leonardo DaVinci. I focused my eyes between these two pictures and was...

If Jesus wrote a self-help book (Quora Question)

If Jesus wrote a self-help book, what would it be like? Darlene Bocek· Author, The Last Noel 23 Jan 2021 Let’s look at his parables and find what conclusion can be found. He uses nature as a major element, meaning that the rules that are part of the natural world are,...

Where Is God as the World Rages?

Exodus 3:9 is a strange verse. Where was God, those 400 years that “finally” he heard, finally he saw? Was he busy on the other end of the universe—perhaps evidence that we are not alone, not so very special? Evidence that God needed 400 years to take care of some...

Christian, Decide (Invitation only Serial Novel)

UPDATE: Jan 19, 2021: The first novel, spec mystery: You Shouldn't Have Come, is up and running. We still have some spots left, if you'd like to join... After an unexpected second death, we're moving into some strange twists.... CLICK HERE TO GET INVOLVED Write a...

Download Your Plate of Cookies Today

Thank you to all the WonderLit Authors and Readers who participated in this 2020 Christmas Cookie Recipe exchange. Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men! Note: No calories or carbs in reading this book. --Darlene Bocek

Adventure and Magic and a Trunk!

I just came across this book, and I think it will prove to be a fantastic story. Take a look and let me know what you think. I've just started reading it. It kind of has the mood of Trunk of Scrolls. But with magic and (?) dwarves! It's FREE today, Dec 7. Maybe it...