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December 23, 2017

My Christmas Gift to You

I did this last year and I decided to make this an annual event. Here it is, Cygnet’s Annual Christmas gifts to all of my readers. Pick up your copy now and book you choose OR You can pick ALL of the titles below for free from midnight December 22, 2017 until midnight Christmas Day 2017! You don’t have to wait until Christmas Day to open your gifts either. Start reading today! Enjoy!


Book IV of the Locket Saga: Sailing Under the Black Flag

Jonathan Mayford wants to join the Patriot Cause because he wants to prove that he’s a man. Despite his parents’ misgivings, they allow him to join his father’s privateer, the American Elizabeth.

Jonathan befriends an old sea cook, Finis Henderson who teaches him about the sea. Later, he also becomes friend with a young African American boy.

Jonathan’s young friend, James Forten, though born a freedman, does not realize what freedom means until he experiences it as a privateer. He, also, did not realize the treachery of slavery until sees individuals of his own color in chains on the auction block.

The relationship that takes Jonathan from boyhood to manhood began when he met the red-headed Lowri Howell, a daughter of Welsh nobleman. Jonathan dreams of the day that he will become worthy of her affections. He hoped that in winning this war, he might have a chance at capturing her heart, his greatest prize of all.

Both Jonathan and James discover fighting in the war is not what makes a man. They learn that becoming a real man requires integrity and character.


Book V of the Locket Saga: In the Shadow of the Mill Pond

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Fifteen-year-old Lacey Mayford has been infatuated with Matthew since she was a little girl. Matthew, a half-breed Indian, doesn’t see her as anything more than a little girl cousin. How can she convince him that she is growing into a beautiful young woman he should consider?

In the frontier town near the turn of the century, Matthew Thorton is blamed for Luther Hannibal’s murder after an altercation with Luther over stolen furs. Lacey defends Matthew with the help of a teacher, Felix Grackle. They look into other suspects who could have killed Luther Hannibal. Matthew’s father Luke and his best friend Jacque Pierre are looking for the person responsible for stealing the furs. They believe the thief might have something to do with Luther Hannibal’s murder.

Will Lacey be able to clear Matthew’s name? Will Luke and Jacque Pierre find the man who stole the furs? Will the vigilantes stop the Whiskey Rebellion without bloodshed? The truth is far more sinister than anyone could imagine.


Book VI of the Locket Saga: The Anvil

Robert McCray dreamed of the day when he would marry Lillian O’Hare. He went north with his father, Uncle Luke, and Cousin Isaac to Northwestern Pennsylvania. He built a shed behind the cabin to set up his blacksmith shop. The only tool that he needed was the anvil. Little did he know that in a matter of hours, all his dreams would come crashing down.

Judith Campbell was the eldest of Duncan Campbell’s three daughters. After her father lost his farm in a rigged land grab, he decided to take up the US government’s offer to Revolutionary War veterans to settle on lands at no cost in unsettled parts of the country. Duncan and his family become neighbors to the Thorton and McCray families. There the three families bind together to survive the hardships of the wilderness. What does the future hold for Robert and Judith?


Living Today, The Power of Now

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What if you only had one day to live? How would you live your life differently?

You really do only have one day at any given time, and that day is today. You cannot live in the past. You cannot live in the future. Today is your day to shine.

Today, and only today, you have the power of now, and it is strongest when you know that you are on the right path.

From Living Today, the Power of Now, discover:

  • Awareness and Focus on the present moment.
  • Tips for obtaining fire starting focus
  • Change bad habits to good habits
  • Creating a Time and a Place to dream
  • What “Don’t Worry” really Means
  • Learn How to Build on Past Experiences
  • Overcome Fear and Find Faith
  • Letting Go of the Past
  • The value of forgiving yourself and others
  • And much more


Write a Book and Ignite Your Business

Are you a business owner looking for surefire way to get the edge over your competition? Thanks to social media, the advertising world is changing. People can connect with you and your products like never before. They want to see the face behind the product. In addition, people want to know what is in it for them. They don’t care about the features so much as they want to know how what you do will benefit them. Writing a Book related to your business opens doors like nothing else can.


Writing a book can help you:

  • Offer more than just your business card to your high end clients
  • Demonstrate to your clients that you are an expert in your industry
  • Go places you would never have dreamed of going
  • Provide numerous chances for free publicity and even publicity that pays you!
  • Find the ultimate marketing tool!

No longer is it necessary to send your book out to a traditional publisher to publish your books. You don’t have to depend on vanity presses either. Today, it is possible to publish using a system called self-publishing where you do the work of writing your book then prepare it for publication, have copies printed using print on demand technology, then market the book yourself. This book not only tells you why you should write a book to ignite your business, but it gives you a step-by-step guide that shows you how to go through the self-publishing process from an author who has been through the process numerous times.


What Would I Like in Return?

What do I want in return? I am not asking for anything. I am not asking for your email address or anything like that. As I said, this was a Christmas gift to you.

Share this post If you would like to give me something in return, you don’t have to, but I would love if you would Share this post on your Twitter or Facebook page.

A Review on Kindle Also, after you have finished reading, I would really appreciate  if you took the time to  return to the page where you picked up the book(s) and offer me a good review of the books you read and enjoyed. That would be better than any other Christmas gift or card you could give me.

I wish you a Very Merry Christmas

And a Happy, Happy New Year!



I hope that you are all keeping warm and that the holidays are seeing you in good health. These are my Christmas gifts to you! Please accept them with my love!




I am Giving Away FREE E-BOOKS


This month I am playing Santa with all of my books. That’s right, this is not a typo, I will be giving away FREE Kindle copies of my books to anyone looking for a good read.. The catch will be that I will only have the books available for download on December 23, 2r, 25, 25, and 27 so get them now before the price goes back up! Accept one, take them all! And Re-gift to anyone you want!


These FREE E-books  include

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When God Turned His Head (The Locket Saga Begins)

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Soldiers Don’t Cry, The Locket Saga Continues

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My most recent novel has its own product page!

Book III of the Locket Saga: A Coward’s Solace

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Book IV of the Locket Saga: Sailing Under the Black Flag

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Help From Kelp

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No Kindle App? No Problem!


Don’t have Kindle? Download the FREE Kindle app to your phone, tablet or laptop, or desktop computer. Download the app now so that you will be ready to receive your FREE Kindle e-books December 23-27.

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Enjoy! and God Bless!



IMG_8330 final copyAs Author Cygnet Brown, Donna Brown  has  published  several nonfiction books including Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener, Using Diatomaceous Earth around the House and Yard, and Help from Kelp.

She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga,  Book IV of the Locket Saga: Sailing Under the Black Flag is also on sale now!

.For more information about Cygnet Brown and buy her books, check out her website at .







Improving Posture To Boost Confidence.

Have you ever noticed that when you improve your posture, your confidence improves? When I sit up straight, with my shoulders back, and my chin up, I feel better. When I stand with my shoulders back, my chin up, and my hips aligned with my shoulders and walk gently moving my arms naturally, my confidence soars. Improving my posture makes a difference in how I relate to other people.

Posturing Not Just About How I Carry Myself

Launching August 31, 2015: Book III of the Locket Saga: A Coward's Solace.

Launching August 31, 2015: Book III of the Locket Saga: A Coward’s Solace.

However, posture is not just about how I carry myself, but it has everything to do with confidence building and that’s what the affirmation this month is all about. As I finish writing the second drafts of both books I still intend to finish this year. (Book 4 of the Locket Saga: Sailing Under The Black Flag and Book Five of the Locket Saga: In the Shadow Of The Millpond) I am also getting ready to launch Book 3 of the Locket Saga: A Coward’s Solace which I intend to launch on August 31, 2015. Posture in this case refers to building the confidence that I need to launch and market my books.

Posturing in this case relates to having the confidence to step out into the world with my book in hand and networking with others to get publicity for this book.

I have a confession to make. I have not been overly confident in my abilities, but that is changing.I know that I am a good writer. I have learned from many of the mistakes that I made with my first books. I have learned how to make each one of by books better as I have written each of them.

So posturing in book writing, first involves knowing that the book that I have written is the best book that it can possibly be.



Posturing With My Appearance

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One of my goals for 2015 was the goal that I would not leave the house unless I looked my best. This relates to marketing in that when people see me on the street, they will see me as a confident professional person who is in control of her life. When I leave the house looking my best, that is nothing fake about that. I do feel my best when I leave the house and look as though I cared about how I look.

When I know I look good and feel confident, I am more likely to be able to walk into a business and convince the decision maker of that business that they want my books in their store.

Posturing With Good Online Copy

Another way that I posture, is that when i write I do my best to write good copy online. As an author, that is important because if my online content is not legible and relatively free of mistakes, no one is going to want to read my books because they are likely put together as carelessly as my online content.

Posturing In Other Ways

There are other ways to posture for success than how someone looks. During this month, I will be discussing other ways that I posture for success, how I build my confidence especially as it relates to the idea of marketing my books. I hope this month is as informative to you as I am certain it will be to you.


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