Donna Augustine

USA Today Bestselling Author

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I’m Alive!

Just wanted to stop by and give everyone an update. First off, I am alive! I’ve just been deep in the writing cave.

So what’s been going on? Let’s see, Laurel Schroeder has been busy narrating Redemption. Hopefully, she’ll have that completed this July. I’ll have some more promo codes when that releases and I’ll post that here.

I’ve been busy writing, which I already shared. I’ve been sort of closed mouthed about what I’ve been working on but I’m beyond excited about it. It’s urban fantasy because that is my true love. There’s a hot Alpha male, because we all know I like a nice dose of romance in there. It’s heavy on sarcasm. It’s really different, and I’m hoping in a good way.

I’ll have the cover and blurb up in the beginning of July, so stop back!

And to the readers waiting for the second Obsidian, please don’t yell at me too much! I know you’ve been waiting a long time but I don’t always have control over the stories that want to be written. Just know that I appreciate you all and I’m not doing it on purpose or because I don’t care.

Shattered is now live on

Laurel Schroeder was the narrator and will be for the next book, as well.shatteredaudiobookcover

I’ll be giving away some review copies of all three books while supplies last. If you are interested in receiving some, go to
Or you can email me at

Read, White & Blue

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Welcome to our 2014 Read, White & Blue event! This event is designed to show our love and appreciation for the US troops and everything they do to keep us safe and protected. The list of participants below have all donated their books and/or money to help bring this event to life; for that we offer a sincere and heartfelt “THANK YOU.” The money donated has been spent to purchase the grand prize offered below with the remainder of the money to be donated directly to the Semper Fi Fund.


Participating Authors: Ger Tysk, Karen-Anne Stewart, Denise Alicea, Kim Headlee, Terah Edun, Meghan Riley, E. Michael Helms, Patti Tingen, Katy Regnery, Kat Latham, Cheyanne Young, Donna Augustine, Marcus Matherne, Laura Howard, Jonathan Patrick, Brad Van Tighem, Laila Ibrahim, Aven Ellis


Participating Bloggers: Ashley LaMar, Jennifer Smeth, Chrissy Fletcher, Dianne Bylo, Joely Bogan, Kathy Arguelles, Jennifer Beach, Brenda Priddy, Michelle Bowles, Tamara Welch, Wesley Hoffman, Tiffany Marie

Semper Fi Fund

About the Semper Fi Fund
“The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and its program America’s Fund, are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We direct urgently needed resources to post 9/11 service members, who meet our criteria for assistance, from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Reserves.”

The grand prize for the 2014 Read, White & Blue event will be an “All You Need to Read” kit which includes: a Kindle and donated eBooks, a set of custom coffee mugs, a comfy cozy blanket, and a $20 Starbucks gift card.


Other prizes will be given away during the month long Facebook event.  Join the Facebook event at!/events/225078581021967/

The giveaway will be open for entries on May 1st at 12:01 am and will close on May 31st at 11:59pm.  The giveaway is open to US only.
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Audiobook News

Just wanted to let everyone know, Keepers and Killers is now available in audio format on and iTunes. Shattered is currently in production. The very talented Laurel Schroeder will be narrating the entire series.

Tour Stop with Author Troy Lambert

I’m happy to host the Finishing Fairies and Author Troy Lambert, animal activist, to the site today.

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After our wildly successful launch day for Stray Ally, the Finishing Fairies are now delightedly hosting a small tour for the very same book.  Since it’s launch, it’s garnered some great critical criticism, and currently has an average of 4.6 stars on (as of April 3rd).
The tour, from the fourth to the 11th, is on some great blogs, with all unique content, and a great view of the inner workings of Troy Lambert, rescuing animals and the writing habits of a great author.



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A strange accident on the freeway, accusations of murder, and an encounter in the Idaho wilderness all propel Todd Clarke into a new friendship with a dog named Sparky. But Sparky is no ordinary dog, and there is more going on than Clarke could have imagined.
A military commander he investigated for Aryan activity and links to domestic terrorism is after him, and he’s not sure why until another chance encounter provides the answer.
With Sparky and the help of his canine friends, will he be able to figure out the Colonel’s plan and stop him in time? All Clarke knows for sure is none of it would be possible without the help of his Stray Ally.

Buy the book here, from the Tirgearr Publishing.



Puppy Love

I pulled up to the house on a tiny street in Kellogg, Idaho. I later moved to that small town, but at the time I had driven 45 minutes over a mountain pass to meet a dog. Why, you ask?

My wife at the time knew I had been looking, albeit half-heartedly for a lab. Looking through the paper, she spotted one, a yellow, a year and a half old. The woman who had him was forced to move back to New Zealand where she was from, to take care of her aging mother. She didn’t want him to have to go through quarantine and all the horrors of moving to another country.

His face lit up at the same time mine did as I pulled up to the house. My wife worked out the details of the transfer, I played with my new dog. From the moment we met, it was clear we were meant for each other. His old owner wanted to keep him for a couple of days until she had to leave, and I consented. When I went back to get him, he perked right up. When his kennel and all his toys were loaded in the back of the truck, he jumped up in the passenger seat just like he belonged. The transition to our family took almost no time at all.

Why do they call it puppy love? Because it’s enthusiastic and unconditional. Years later, as he nears his tenth year, Indie is no less enthusiastic to see me come home, to cuddle (when I let him) and to fetch a ball or play tug of war with his rope. He’s a good dog. Yes he is. Who’s a good boy? (Did you hear my talking to a baby voice?)

The love described in Stray Ally is the same. Sparky immediately adopts Todd Clarke as his own master, and will go to any length to help and protect him. It’s truly puppy love. So what’s your story of puppy love and who’s your Stray Ally? Feel free to let me know, either here or in my inbox, I’d love to hear from you.



Troy works as a freelance writer, researcher, and editor. He writes historical site characterization reports for those performing remediation on former resource extraction sites, software instruction and help guides, and edits the research of others as well. His true passion is writing dark, psychological thrillers. His work includes Broken Bones, a collection of his short stories, Redemption the first in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Temptation the sequel to Redemption, along with the horror Satanarium, co-authored with Poppet, a brilliant author from South Africa and published by Wild Wolf Publishing. His next novel, Stray Ally, will be published March 4th by Tirgearr Publishing. The final in the Samuel Elijah Johnson Series, Confession will be published May 1st.

Troy lives with his wife of twelve years, two of his five children and two very talented dogs. He is a skier, cyclist, hiker, fisherman, hunter, and a terrible beginning golfer.


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April 4th –The Finishing Fairies  Introduction
April 5th -The Horror Tree   Guest post
April 6th – Authors you want to read   Top Ten
April 7th – Danielle DeVor   Guest Post
April 8th – Shaun Allan  Guest post
April 9th –Diane Nelson  Guest Post
April 10th – Donna Augustine  Guest post
April 11th – Michael Melville   Top Ten
April 12th – Deborah Carney  Animal rescue post
April 13th – Author Interrupted  Guest Post

 April 17th – AtoZ special post – Wilderness Apocalypse


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