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How would your life change if you knew you were truly loved?


There’s always been something wrong with me but I’m not sure what.

I’ve had daydreams of angels since I was a child, specifically a guardian angel to rescue me from my addicted mom, non-existent father, and friendless existence.

You see, there’s a mystery surrounding my birth. One that mom won’t talk about. One that keeps her checking out every single February 2nd…that’s my birthday, but from her behavior, you’d think it was doomsday.

I’ve always known something was missing. Like there’s a hole in my heart that needs… That’s the thing. I don’t know what it needs but it’s left me feeling unworthy of love at all.

But now odd events are happening. Like visitations from a robin, visions I can’t explain, and an out-of-body experience—if that’s what it really was. I’m starting to question everything. What secrets have my parents been keeping? Who am I, really? And could I be worthy of love in more ways than I ever imagined?

If Angels Whisper is an emotional, heartfelt short story (approx. 10,000 words) with fantasy realism and spiritual elements. 


I wrote If Angels Whisper based on the meaning of my birth name, Amanda, which any Google search will return as “beloved, worthy of love” because I believe everyone deserves to feel loved. It’s my hope that this story brings you that–the feeling of being loved just for being you. 

I also stole a few facts from my own life, but I’m not going to tell you which ones those are. You’re welcome to email me and guess and I’ll reveal them to anyone who asks. 🙂 

If Angels Whisper is FREE on all platforms except for Amazon (only .99 cents). 

If you’re on Amazon and what a free ARC (Advanced Reader Copy)* for a review, just email me back and I’ll provide one.

If Angels Whisper - A free heartwarming guardian angel short story

“An inspirational story of love and healing.”

 “Whether you’re looking for Christian Teen Fantasy or just inspirational fantasy fiction, this one will make you cry. And that’s a good thing.”

 “Masterfully emotional fiction. A motivational story with a moral that feels genuine and true. A must-read, divine experience.”

 “Warmhearted, motivational, inspirational. This ethereal story will give your heart wings.”

Here’s how you can get it right now:



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I’d love to hear your thoughts and guesses about what’s true and what’s not. 🙂 

Have a magical day,

Mande Matthews Bestselling Fantasy Author


*What’s an ARC?
It’s a completely free copy of the book that I send to you for an honest review. All you need to do is email me and request one. 

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Finally! The Light Keepers is FREE on Kindle

Patience has never been one of my virtues, so when I logged in to Amazon this morning and discovered The Light Keepers, a Prequel to the ShadowLight Saga had finally gone FREE after a month and a half of waiting, I was ecstatic, to say the least.  For those of you who have been waiting to get this free fantasy book on your Kindle, now’s your chance:

 Grab It Here! 


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I’m Flattered You Want To Steal My Book

ShadowLightSaga Bonded FreeHonestly, I am. The fact that Bonded: Book One of the ShadowLight Saga has shown up in file shares and illegal download sites is quite flattering.  It means someone is going through the trouble to fight off malicious software downloads and browser hijacks just to get my book for free. It means someone out there wanted my book bad enough to try to steal it. By all that’s wondrous in this universe, those facts alone are enough to cause me to smile. It’s right up there with a five-star  review.


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Free Fantasy eBook – P5: The Light Keepers, Chapter 3

Free fantasy ebookPART 5 of a 5 PART Post >> Go to first post >> Read this Free Fantasy eBook Online or Download in an eReader format of your choice.

Chapter 3


Astrid waited for her mother to sleep, and for Balin to attend his chores. She double-checked her mother’s state, holding her hand above the woman’s nose.

Shallow, as if she scarcely lives. Her shoulders slumped at the thought.  I keep a terrible secret from you. I’m sorry I am angry that you and Balin isolate me from the world, but I understand. You love me, Mamma.  I could not bear to lose you. You are all that I have.

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Free Fantasy eBook – P4: The Light Keepers, Chapter 2

free fantasy ebookPART 4 of a 5 PART Post >> Go to first post >> Read this Free Fantasy eBook Online or Download in an eReader format of your choice.


Chapter 2


Astrid lay on her back with her eyes closed, listening to her mother’s command.  Isla’s voice drifted above her.  The older woman’s speech still held a melodic quality, like a fine tune sung over a summer breeze, yet the tone waned, as if her vocal chords wilted inside her throat.


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Free Fantasy eBook – P3: The Light Keepers, Chapter 1

free fantasy ebookPART 3 of a 5 PART Post >> Go to first post >> Read this Free Fantasy eBook Online or Download in an eReader format of your choice.


Chapter 1

Astrid carefully placed her boots over the frozen ground, hoping her footfalls would not be detected as she slunk along the edge of the creek bed. Early morning left a coating of hoarfrost on the branches that stuck up from the banks of the ice covered waters. The young woman slid around the dormant bushes so as not to disturb the delicate patterns of frost, while she hunted for enough cover to execute an ambush. Balin would come for her soon, and she needed to be prepared.

“I can see your boot marks in the snow!”


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For anyone who has struggled, or doubted, or denied their own truth, this one’s for you – A Free Fantasy eBook – P2: The Light Keepers

Free fantasy ebook downloadPART 2 of a 5 PART Post >> Go to first post


My story as an author starts as a battle—an epic fight to express myself. See, I was a giver, a doer, a compassionate good girl who always did what I was told, putting everyone’s needs above my own. However, deep inside me lurked images and characters—sometimes dark, reflecting my outer world, but always magical, representing the life I wanted to lead.


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Free Fantasy eBook – P1: The Light Keepers

Free Fantasy ebook - The Light Keepers
Free Fantasy eBook - The Light Keepers

Free Fantasy eBook – read online or download to your favorite eReader for free.


This is part 1 of a 5 part post. The posts will contain my dedication, then the first three chapters of The Light Keepers. At any point, you can download this free fantasy ebook (in full—nothing to buy!) in an eReading format of your choice or continue reading online for free. Look for download links at the end of the post.


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