Author: Brenda Gable
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Prince Wolfrick from the magical New Camelot and his companion Darren the Bastard have been turned into animals by an evil curse. Then Bethany, a modern woman with latent magical power, appears on the scene and might hold the power to free them from the spell. But will evil overcome her first? This is the Lexington County author’s first published novel, and she hopes to turn it into a series. She will be signing copies from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 at The Book Dispensary.
Waltzing with Deception
Author: Levon Sparks Salone
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
The female protagonist of this first novel is an irreligious corporate guru with a secret. Pressure mounts in her life, and her major support comes from a man who is a dedicated Christian. She bridles at what she considers his self-righteousness — until tragedy from an unexpected source threatens his life and she prays for a miracle. The author is a former clinical counselor who lives in Columbia.
Down the Owlhoot Trail
Author: J.E.S. Hays
Publisher: JMS Books
This collection of Wild West short stories follows the early teenage years of two likable scoundrels — Devon Day and the Sweetwater Kid — who aspire to become the best outlaws west of the Mississippi. The stories mix historical perspective, old-fashioned adventure and a slightly skewed sense of humor. One of the stories won second place in Art Affair’s Western Short Story Contest of 2012. The author is a pharmacist from Greenville, and she has published short stories in many different genres.
Christian Writers Showcase: The Christian Writers Alliance, a nonprofit writers support group founded in 2002, is sponsoring its first SC Christian Writers Showcase with the theme “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving Through the Christian Writer.” Curtis Wilson, radio personality and former WLTX news anchor, is the keynote speaker for the fundraiser. Among the featured authors is Anna Courie, a fitness writer formerly from Columbia. The event is Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia. Tickets required. Details at scchristianwritersshowcase.com.
Tax-Free Weekend at Best Mattress
With big savings from July 31st-August 2nd, you can afford handcrafted quality. Free bed frame and pillows on any Full, Queen, or King set $599 and above! Click for locations and hours.
Columbia’s Largest Sidewalk Sale
Shop local this tax free weekend! Devine Street and Five Points are teaming up for a massive sidewalk sale featuring great in-store specials from all your favorite retailers and a Saturday art stroll. Read more hereand here!
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage is offering 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
New Downtown Dessert and Coffee Bar!
Tony’s Italian Eatery has teamed up with Southern Charm Sweets to bring you the highest quality dessert selection in the downtown area. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2. Find us on Facebook!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Real Estate Spotlight
Concord Park From the $150’s. Off 12th St. Extension. 803.419.2227. mungo.com
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ST. ANDREWS COMMONS APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Close to everywhere YOU WANT TO BE! 1200 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
WATERFORD APARTMENTS 1 & 2 BR’s available with many amenities. Prime location, and plenty of space. Live large at Waterford Apartments. Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 1340 Longcreek Dr., Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
GABLE HILL APARTMENTS 1, 2 & 3 BR’s available with many amenities. Surround yourself with Southern comforts at Gable Hill Apartments! Bring in our ad in Free Times for $50 off your application fee. 310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC. Click here for more info.
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