Myasthenia Gravis for pinterest

Forget the first chapter for my book! Scrap it. Going to start with chapter two as one, as I originally had it before someone changed it all LOL! Hey, he did some awesome edits.

Asgrove Academy will start with Lissa drowning in the magical realm while she has a few flashbacks to her ‘human’ life later. Welcome to magic, Lissa 🙂

Posting a picture I made for my Pinterest account of the same name, nightshaelane 🙂

Why only one side? Because the other doesn’t match!

only half mg

Chapter One, Asgrove Academy & lots more

For the past six months I have not wanted for something to read. I don’t know how long Instafreebie has been around but it is a killer.

While you can get hundreds of free books (sent to your email in three available formats), I have learned to check the title through Amazon before proceeding to download. Sometimes it is a book that isn’t offered through the Kindle Unlimited program and you’re getting a great deal.

Then be prepared to get an email box FULL of files you must forward to your chosen reading device (I use the Kindle app on my iPhone).

But that is not a problem for  free books right? Also be prepared to get your box filled with newsletters, some even asking you to join an author’s street team.

I have so many files on my computer from Instafreebie (because when you click on one and say yeah you want it, then, sometimes three more titles will pop up where you can choose one, so on and so forth) that I often both fear and look forward to checking my email.

Example:

Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 10:40:27 AM
Subject: Freebie Friday: 293 Free Ebooks Just For You!

and here is the link Instafreebie free books

Did you know that this link can offer more than 500 books and I’ve got more than just one email offering Instafreebie books!

HUNDREDS of books from all different categories haunt me now.

What takes priority are three things: responsibilities to my family, reviewing books requested of me by authors/publishers and my own writing.

I recently tried my first short story writing contest. The theme was ‘person in a hole finds their way out’ by thewritepractice.com. I’ve officially joined the community of amazing people.

My short story was published and can be found here: http://shortfictionbreak.com/spring-17/

My story was called ‘Death Isle’.

Also, you should join Kindle Scout! Help choose a book to be published, if chosen you will receive a copy. But it is more than that. You’re in a contest to be the best at choosing the next great book. You get three nominations a day. This is really important for authors and readers.

As for my own writing, I have changed Witches and Wizards Retribution into a trilogy. It is now, Asgrove Academy, Witches and Wizards Trilogy, Book One, with a new cover and the cover with the girl is for Book Two, Power Rising and Book Three, Retribution.

Here’s the cover for book one I bought from selfpubbookcovers.com (credit will be in book):

asgrove academy cover

And here is Chapter One, in all its terrible glory.

This is a story about a girl who falls through a portal from Earth into Asgrove, a realm of magic where witches and wizards are the norm. Sentient buildings, classes for animal companions, potions, charms, talent training and more await her in Asgrove.

Only human females with blood tracing back centuries to the loss of Asgrove’s queen who was abducted and brought to Earth where she was eventually killed, can enter the one-way portals. In Asgrove, it has been said that the return of the lost queen’s soul would be soon, possibly within the group of human females brought to Asgrove a month before school was to begin. But dark magic has had centuries to snake its way deep within Asgrove and the residents within.

Chapter One
Earth

Bright sunlight filtered through the dense giant redwood tree canopies at the Del Norte Coast Redwood State Park.
After being on the road for more than five hours cooped together with my brothers in the back seat of our dad’s truck, I felt happy to see the park’s light green, weathered, paint peeling welcome sign.
I leaned my head against the glass window of dad’s old truck, stealing glimpses of the hot guy dressed in park ranger green.
After paying the ranger for a two-week camping pass, our blue truck rumbled along the single lane dirt road. “Hand these out to the kids please,” dad said to mom. As I took the paper, a heavily detailed map of the campsite unfolded in my hands. Might be useful.
We made several loops before reaching spot number ninety-nine.
The minute the truck stopped, I jumped out. Sweet freedom at last. No more, acrid stench of sweat. The scent of clean air found from within a redwood forest cleared away the hours of constant teasing and bickering.
Even though I had managed to get out of the vehicle first, the twins, Eric and Derek grabbed their tent from the bed of the truck before I could nab mine. My younger brother Chase along with older brother Sid got to theirs by knocking me to the ground.
“No foul,” Sid said with his trademark grin.
“Got it,” Chase laughed, passing me by, tent tucked under one muscled arm. His dark eyes, the same deep brown as dads met my glare.
“Hey, don’t forget to put the groceries in the food locker,” mom hollered.
“On it,” dad said, coming to stand in front of me. My fingers dug into the loose dirt of the ground as my anger grew.
“What a load of bull! Did you see what Sid did?” I asked my lumberjack dad. He towered above me, dressed the same as always; pale jeans, a white undershirt with a red and black plaid short sleeved shirt and thick, black boots.
“They like to make sure your tent is protected by theirs.”
I frowned at him before taking his hand. Once on my feet, I brushed the dirt from my jeans.
After I dragged my tent over to the set-up area, I saw the familiar pattern. My pink, single person canvas abode would be wedged between two gray double tents. I smiled when I could see this year, we’d have thick trees at our backs instead of another family.
Letting my frustration melt away, I cast my eyes to the beautiful trees semi blocking the rays of the high noon sun. The rich, earthy scent came from being deep within a forest. A natural balm to my frayed nerves. The shade we did have wasn’t enough to lower the temperature until an hour after the sun set. I don’t possess a single drop of ‘outdoor, nature girl’ blood. I missed my friends. Real toilets would have been welcome.
Tent pitched, I frowned when I felt sweat drip along the skin of my back.
“Get her!” Chase shouted. His voice cracked. I laughed. Oh, sweet puberty sure sucked! Yeah, I laughed when I heard my brother’s voice break because I knew he hated it. Which made me like it even more. Chase, the shortest of my brothers. What he lacked in height, he more than made up for in mischief.
I squinted against the sunlight. Then I shook my head. I had forgotten, he had shaved his head right before we left this morning. His golden curls were gone.
I stood perfectly still, right outside my tent.
I knew the drill.
Same thing each year.
“Filled ‘em back at home. Maybe the water will be cool enough for you Lissa.” Erik said, a slight breeze rippled through his long, blond hair. The musician in the family, wore nothing but dark jeans, a dark T-shirt with obscene words and black Converse high-top sneakers, without socks.
Though I stared straight ahead, I could see their bright orange and yellow, mega water blasters currently aimed at my head, from the corner of my eyes.
I didn’t have a mega blaster. I had a green plastic gun filled with water tucked inside my jeans at my lower back.
They moved in to capture me in a circle.
“You guys ought to join the military,” I said.
I had enough water for six shots.
I only needed four.
Before they pulled their triggers, I whipped my gun out and shot them each in the middle of their forehead.
“Gotcha first,” I said. My laughter made my stomach cramp. Wholeheartedly worth it. The looks on their faces simply precious. A good memory at last.
No escape. I weathered the hits from their water guns until they ran dry.
“Didn’t see the shot coming sis,” Derek patted me on the back. I shrugged his hand away.
“You’re dead. I shot each one of you! If you had stayed dead, I wouldn’t be dripping wet!”
“What? It’s a hot day. Gotta cool ya off somehow.” Erik held his empty plastic shooter next to his lips and gave it a kiss.
“Better than last year’s bro,” Chase grinned, slapping Erik hard on the back.
“Got some time before lunch, let’s go refill them,” Derek said as he stared at me.
I rolled my eyes.
They laughed. Then they were gone, off to refuel their blasters.
“Where’d they go?” dad asked as he came to stand near me.
“To refuel.”
“I saw your shots. Surprised to see you participated.”
“Doesn’t getting soaked count as participating?”
“Um, I hear your mother calling me. Got to get a fire going for the hot dogs.”
I watched him walk away from me until I stood alone.
I dropped my little pistol on the ground near my tent.
Bending over, I unzipped my tent’s door.
Quick as a magician, I changed into a fresh pair of jeans, white T-shirt with a lightweight red hoodie. I pulled my hair into a ponytail with a white scrunchie, in case my brothers me again. I took my wet clothing and hung it over the top of my tent.
When they did return, their interest no longer aimed at me. For a few moments, I watched as they ran around outside in the sweltering heat, like drunk mountain lions.
The twins were exact duplicates of each other than the way they dressed. Derek’s casual khaki shorts hung low on his thin hips. Same as his twin, he wore no socks but his feet were always jammed into colorful Van’s. The only shirts he ever wore were plain, white T-shirts. And he hated the music his twin Erik played. So, did I. Loud metal banging noises from his band, The Metal Masters. No joke.
I unzipped my tent’s door and crawled inside to search for my ear buds and music player. Exactly how I planned on spending my time. I brought a few books but with the heat, I had a hard time getting lost in a story.
Listening to music, passed the time. I also tried to exchange text messages with several friends, bemoaning the cruelness of life. The terrible cell reception in the forest made most of my text messages undeliverable.
“Change of plans. We’ll have hot dogs for dinner. Your mom made sandwiches for lunch,” dad said from outside.
“Heard,” I said. I crawled out of my tent to see my brothers standing directly in front of me.
Dad and mom were by the truck with the dry fire pit in between us.
“Couldn’t get the fire started?” Derek asked. He spoke loud enough for us kids to hear but not dad.
“He brought wood instead of buying it from the park,” Chase said quietly.
“Thanks for lunch,” I said, as I elbowed Erik and Derek in the ribs at the same time.
“Yeah, thanks,” my four brothers called out at once.
“Ah, do you have to be so loud?” I rubbed my ears as I made my way past them to get my sandwich.
I smiled as my mom handed me a tin foil-wrapped lump. For a moment, a saw the apology in her blue eyes.
“I’ll eat inside my tent. No water allowed. Cute hat mom.”
“Sure Lissa,” mom said, handing out more silver wrapped packages to the boys.
I looked back and saw her pat her brilliant green baseball cap. Such a shame. She must have wedged her long, black hair inside the hat. Her smile showed me what I needed to know. For now, the world would survive.
I retreated to my tent. The sandwich turned out to be peanut butter and strawberry jam.
After I ate, I crumpled the tin into a ball and left it beside my pillow. I might need it later if I bored.
I retrieved my camera bag from the truck. I returned to my tent without encountering anyone where I set it carefully on top of my navy-blue sleeping bag. I plugged in my ear buds, closed my eyes and listened to the soundtrack of Pink Floyd’s, ‘The Wall.’
On the evening, what would come to be the strangest of my life, my family shared a casual meal of hot dogs roasted over the campfire. We stoically ate them and ignored the blackened crunchy texture. Dad tried his best to behave like a true outdoorsman, but he wasn’t as skilled as Augustus McCrae or Daniel Boone. of us discreetly wiped the tears from our eyes from the campfire smoke.
At the end of dinner, I had to fight off my brothers who attempted to attack me again with their water guns. They laughed as they mocked me. “The water will cool ya off better than that air conditioner you’re always dreaming of!”
I screamed when they shot me. The devils had fired hot water!
Thankfully dad stepped in. He made the jerks back off by standing in front of me. Without their target, my brothers grumbled.
While dad motioned for them to point their guns away, he whispered to me, “Go take a walk on a nearby trail.”
My head turned toward him.
“Don’t forget your camera. There should be several places nearby where you could get some great shots.”
“Thanks, Dad.”
“New target. For this one time, you can shoot me,” dad said, holding his hands in the air. A seriously cool move for dad; sacrificing himself for me.
I took the precious moment he gave me to duck into my tent, tucked my music player in the pocket of my jeans before grabbing my camera bag. I placed it over my shoulder. My eye caught on a map of the campsite. The hot ranger had given dad several of them, which he then gave to us. I grabbed it, stuffed it into a pocket and made my getaway.
Nearly out of range, I heard dad shout, “But don’t go too far.”
I waved at him before turning my full attention to the beautiful foliage around me. “Maybe I’ll get some decent pictures to post online and sell as stock photos. Easy money.” I talked to myself as I stepped on a path leading into the redwood forest. The shade enveloped me. With the setting sun, I figured I had an hour before I needed head back.
Alone, I intended on taking a short walk, when a swarm of blue and white butterflies caught my eye. I pulled out my map and studied the colorful images on the back of the wildlife in the area. There were six types of blue butterflies and at least three types of white ones. The combination of their groups mesmerized me, and I followed them until I came upon the most amazing sight. I looked at my map and frowned. I had stumbled upon a trail called Damnation Creek.
I hesitated for a second before I stepped off the well-worn path and into another world, it could have been a picture from a bedtime storybook. An enchanting lush green meadow surrounded by the thick trunks of the redwood trees. It formed the backdrop for the swirling butterflies and fairy tale like flowers.
I gently set my camera bag on the soft grass. I walked slowly to the secret spot. Using the map to compare, I identified the flowers as Smith’s Fairy Bells.
The spellbinding butterflies were flying high and low as if their movements were an award winning, gracefully choreographed dance. Then, ever so elegant, they would land on the little bell flowers blanketing the meadow.
A tiny bird crossed paths with the dance. The magic broke. I remembered my camera.
I returned to my bag and bent to unzip it. I took great care to assemble my most prized possession – my Nikon D700 digital SR camera with 24.1 pixels and 6 SPS continuous shooting. I attached my Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor lens and closed the bag. I moved slowly around the area outside the butterflies’ path. Ever since a special birthday as a toddler when I received my first plastic red camera, I have loved photography.
After twenty minutes, my arms ached. “Got enough to last me awhile,” I sighed as I carefully removed the Nikkor lens from my camera and tucked it away before putting my camera back in its bag, zipped it and left it where it sat, safe on the enchanted grass. The flora and fauna forgotten, my attention focused on a huge redwood with a funky knot near the bottom which appeared to be a built-in seat.
I walked over to it and ran my hand over the natural contours. Curious, I sat and pressed my back to the trunk of the tree. The wood felt smooth as glass. I tilted my head against the tree and closed my eyes, letting the fresh air clear my thoughts.
Then the tree and beautiful meadow fell away.

**Needs loads of work. Changing a book into a trilogy will be very interesting!**

All comments welcome.

Day 5 & 6 NaNoWriMo.org 12k words total MATURE CONTENT

There are currently two versions of my story for National Novel Writing Month.

One shows the twins past. The other is current day. Mystery, Suspse, Horror, Thriller just isn’t my genre. I am pushing myself to write this even though it makes me sick.

But as with all stories, once the dream or nightmare has shattered my night, it demands to be told.

So remember that this is all reallly rough draft. Over 8,000 words. Unedited. No check check. ROUGH. MATURE CONTENT

PRESENT DAY

 

After completing a heavily detailed, commissioned piece for a VIP in France, twin brothers Jacob and Jason sat together in their living room. Each held a cold beer in their right hand.

Jacob turned their father’s old radio on and began to twist the dial in search of something interesting. Jason removed Jacob’s hand when he heard a male voice delivering the evening news.

“In just one month, the State will be taking custody of the seventy-five children living at Anna’s Orphanage, on Klein Avenue. Mr. Longly, the manager, stated that he was sad to see the home for orphans close its doors. Unfortuantely, the long standing funding it had been receiving was cut off last week when their anonymous benefactor passed away. According to lawyers from Ashton and Davis, this benefactor had no will. This wonderful establishment has been home to many orphans for over fifty years…”

“I didn’t know there were any orphanages left in this country,” Jason said, scratching an itch on the side of his face. His eyes stared at the old fashioned radio that once belonged to their father.

“Sounds like the opportunity we’ve been waiting for,” Jacob replied. After setting his beer down on the glass table next to the radio, he entwined his fingers and set them behind his head as he rested against the black, leather couch.

“Better us than the government,” he mused. “I agree. I think I have a plan. Those children will be moved in to the foster system in thirty days. How about we take a trip to meet, who was it? Oh yes, a Mr. Longly, to see if he would like a small donation, to ease the transition of the children?”

Jason rubbed his chin with his long, thin fingers. “It has been a very dry summer.”

His brown eyes, a mirror of his twin, glittered with excitement. “Klein Avenue is only fifty miles away. We can take the sedan.”

Together, the brothers sat and talked for the rest of the evening creating a fantastic ruse.

Two days later, Jacob, wearing a solemn, black suit, met with the man in charge, Mr. Longly. He spoke of making a donation for the children. After Jacob was inside, Jason, wearing black sweatpants with a matching sweatshirt, under the cover of night, snuck around the building. The ground was covered in dry, brittle brown leaves. After making three large piles, with a flick of his lighter, he created brilliant orange flames.

Both brothers had heavily altered their outward appearances using face putty, false mustaches, and long side burns. Their clothing had been stuffed in various places to change their body shape.

After the fires were cleared, fifteen girls were found missing. Mr. Longly gave the police a firm description of the man who had come to see him before the fires had started.

A large search spanned six months before the authorities had no choice but to declare the case cold.

After the orphanage was closed and the remaining children entered the foster system, the search for the missing, orphaned girls was easily replaced by the news of royal marriage. It was that of Prince Edward and Cassidy Forton that stole the attention of the world.

The Jovinet brothers had achieved their first goal.

The fifteen girls, ranging from four to thirteen were held, unbeknownst to all, in the basement of the brick building on their estate.

A building that happened to be located behind the very Statuary that had most recently provided a stunning angel to the newly married couple.

The perfect gift, a standing angel, arms crossed over her chest, face tilted toward the heavens as if pleading for redemption.

 

CHAPTER ONE

A girl no more than five, stood before a silver, metal door set in a large brick building. Its roof was covered in dark brown tiles.

Big green bushes with bright red flowers grew on both sides.

The man, dressed in a black leather duster stood holding the young girl’s hand.

The girl bit her tongue so hard that blood beaded on her lower lip.

They faced a single door set in the red brick building.

There were no windows on this side of the building.

The girl had a terrible feeling in the pit of her stomach.

A keypad was revealed, hidden behind one of two ivy plants hanging on opposite sides of the door when, with his right hand, the man pushed aside the plant, and entered a code.

After a slight hissing sound, the door was set free from its frame.

The little girl cautiously peeked out of the corner of her eye at the man holding her hand firmly in his.

As she considered his appearance, she didn’t think he looked like a monster.

He didn’t have horns or a devil’s tail.

A shiver ran through her aching body.

Monsters didn’t have to be slimey or scaly.

This man had short, brown hair and was dressed nice right down to his shiny black shoes.

No, she thought. Monsters came in many different forms. Even though he appeared charming, darkness lurked beneath his careful façade.

Standing in the open area just inside the door, the hissing sound came again as the door sealed closed and the girl tried her best not to let her tears show.

The light was dim as the man guided her to the right. They stopped at the wall where he pressed his right hand against one of the bricks. A small opening appeared along with wooden stairs leading down into pure darkness.

The man tugged on her hand and she followed behind him, blind to her surroundings.

At the bottom of the stairs, the man flipped a switch.

Three paths appeared.

The man chose to walk down the middle path that flowed beyond her sight.

After a few minutes, they stopped walking.

The girl’s slightly glazed hazel gaze wandered to the silver numbers on the gray door. 525.

“Be a good girl,” the man said as he unlocked the door using the keypad directly under the numbers.

As the door swung inward, he pushed the little girl into her new home.

She stumbled and then stood still, facing the bare walls.

She listened as he closed the door.

The lock was set in place with a firm click.

Under his long duster, the man wore a red long sleeved shirt along with tightly pressed black slacks.

Indeed, it appeared as if he was off to a business meeting.

His tie was the only thing that made him stand out from others.

It was a thin black tie covered with little brown monkeys covering their mouths.

Hands in the pockets of his pants, he walked leisurely through the maze of little rooms, each holding something very dear to him.

With a smile on his thin lips, he began to whistle softly, his dark, hooded eyes watching the numbers on the rooms as he returned to the main house.

Back in 525, the girl glanced at the tiny vent in the high ceiling. There were no hooks to hang clothes upon nor was there a chest of drawers to put things away. Not that she had anything anymore.

There was a single object in the space, a black, thick metal framed twin sized bed. It had a thin, spring free, mattress upon it.

There was a single, white pillow along with matching white sheets.

She hadn’t earned a blanket yet.

But she had paid dearly for the bed, its pillow and sheets.

The little girl climbed up onto her bed and stuck her fingers through the narrow slits in the headboard. Rubbing the skin off her pointer finger, she made a few small tally marks upon the gray wall.

Quickly withdrawing her hand, she stuck her finger into her mouth to soothe the pain and sucked away the blood.

Her movements made her appear as if she had fallen over on the bed and accidentally got her hand stuck in the metal headboard.

At least, that’s what she wanted anyone to believe when they sat down to watch the camera feed coming from the four cameras mounted near the ceiling, way beyond her reach. Each appeared to be no bigger than her fist. All four had a single, steady red light.

The small girl with brown curls down to her waist removed her black slippers and placed them by her bed.

“Must be perfect,” she whispered, her petite fingers arranging the slippers so that they were flawlessly aligned.

She removed her long, dark cloak and carefully folded it into a neat square before placing it next to her slippers.

As she had been instructed, she picked up the book on the floor and began to read it out loud in her soft voice. She made sure she was loud enough for the recordings.

The punishment for breaking this rule, as she painfully learned yesterday, would be the return of the silver chain around her neck which would be attached to a metal pole in the room without a door.

She wrinkled her nose at the memory that wouldn’t go away.

The man had ripped away her cloak, thrown a bucket of cold water over her bare skin and grinned at her.

“You will remember to read loudly enough for me to hear you. I’m sorry you are making me do this. But little girls who break the rules must be punished.”

First, he set a thick silver metal collar around her neck. Before she could figure out what was happening, he had attached it to a metal chain that was connected to the only thing in the room, a metal pole.

Out came a scary black whip which rained down on her back exactly ten times.

With each strike, her body jerked, pulling at the chain, which hauled her back by the collar around her slender neck, nearly choking her.

Her legs had collapsed at the third lash and a scream tore from her throat, raw and nearly feral.

“Good little girls do not scream,” the man said calmly as he struck her again with his whip.

She shivered as her blood ran in streaks from her back to her thighs and feet.

Next came another bucket of cold water which set her teeth to chatter.

Blinking through her tears, she hung her head. Wet hair concealed her face.

The man had left her in that room alone for a long time.

She wasn’t sure how long, only that when he returned, her hair was dry.

She was crouched on her knees, holding her legs to her chest when he had carefully removed the metal collar from her neck.

Then his fingers had pushed against her tender flesh as they probed inside the place that shouldn’t be touched.

She had squeezed her eyes closed and pretended she was swinging in the air on her swing set back at the orphanage.

The man had pushed her forward until she was on her hands and knees.

She swallowed her cries.

Disorientated by the pain and cold, she heard a zipper and then a quick rustle of clothing before the man grabbed her hips and plunged his thing inside the place that shouldn’t be touched.

Fresh blood ran down her thighs.

When her body was rammed hard from behind, she felt the man’s body quiver as he moaned.

His fingers bruised the flesh of her thighs as he pinched them.

Letting the cold steal through her bones, she was vaguely aware of the man dressing.

She caught sight of his chest, covered in strange silver metal balls before a thin a gray towel was thrown down on her.

She grabbed it and wrapped it around her bruised body.

That was the first time she had met Audrey.

“Take her back to her cell. 525. Use the ointment and make sure no blood remains on her body,” the man instructed the willow thin girl with large, round, empty brown eyes.

“Yes, sir,” she had said, her voice rough yet clearly feminine.

When the man left, Audrey had walked over to her.

She remembered feeling shocked when the girl had gently picked her up in her arms.

In a whisper, Audrey had counted to ten before she carried her from that horrible, blood stained room.

“You’ve earned your own room with a bed,” Audrey had whispered in her ear.

Earned.

Now, she knew that with every item in her room, it all came with a price.

She had paid in pain and blood for the items she had now.

“Give me the towel. Lay down on your stomach, on the floor,” Audrey had told her.

As the little girl did as she was told, Audrey leaned close to her ear, and whispered a few rushed words. Tears pricked the girl’s eyes but she did not cry.

Not even when Audrey applied the ointment to her back that made the pain so much worse.

Nor when Audrey had gently cleaned between her legs.

She had learned something important in those few hushed words.

Audrey was twelve.

And she had been the first which meant she was the oldest.

Sadness, a black, hollowed space in her flat chest ached at the thought of Audrey living in this place for seven years.

She held this information close to her heart.

She wasn’t alone.

There were girls living in tiny rooms just like her own.

There were girls, naked with silver collars chained to steel posts outside.

There were girls who lived in a similar building as her own but they were older.

The biggest clue she had was the number inked into the skin of her hand. 525.

Her building held a total of 600 cells but not all of them held a girl.

Some would never be opened again.

Audrey’s building held one hundred cells.

And the girls chained outside could be as much as fifty at a time.

And to become one of sir’s angels was to never have to feel pain again.

This puzzled her but she set it aside.

The days and nights she had spent chained outside was branded into her brain.

She had been disorientated from the drugs the man had used when he had taken her from the playground behind the orphanage

One moment she was happily slipping down the big, blue plastic slide, and the next she was naked, wore a collar like a dog around her neck and was chained to a post outside with other girls who appeared to be of the same age. Somewhere she had never been. Hell.

Audrey told her something far more important than numbers.

She had said to never forget her own name.

She promised herself each morning that no matter what happened, she would be Angie and she had been loved.

She remembered how many days she had spent outside.

Angie had marked the dirt near the post with her tally marks.

Five miserable, degrading days until on the fifth day, the man had come to her and asked her a question.

Her lips had been so dry they bled.

Her tiny body shivered in the cold morning. The sun had barely begun to rise in the clear sky.

She didn’t feel human anymore.

She felt like an animal lost and alone.

The man had snapped his fingers twice, and she knew what was coming. She had seen him do this very thing to several of the girls chained near her.

The chain had been very short. With her neck held close to the pole, she laid down on her back and spread her arms and legs wide, pretending to make a snow angel, although the hard dirt below her wouldn’t yield to such a whimsy idea.

Just as she had witnessed, the man, so neatly dressed it confused her, had violated her body for the very first time.

He had no shame in showing himself to all present as he licked the skin on her chest.

His tongue continued to explore her body.

She sent her mind far away.

Later, Angie could barely stand. Everything hurt.

The man had unchained the collar from her neck and then lifted her up and set her on her feet. Holding her empty collar up in the air like a trophy, he had spoken to the rest of the chained girls, “This is the beginning for you, my sweet girl.”

He had then given her the black slippers and dark cloak to wear. He had taken her trembling hand in his own and walked with her to the brick building.

It was the first time she has been in her room.

There had been nothing but the book on the plain, cement floor.

Her first night on her lumpy mattress was spent curled in the fetal position. She pulled her hair around to conceal her face as she cried. It was that first night that she had not spoken loud enough during her reading.

“Every night, a bell will ring. You are then to stand, and read. Punishment for not reading in a loud, clear voice entails a whipping. Be a good girl. Remove your cloak and fold it neatly into a square. Place it near your bed. Place your slippers neatly next to the folded cloak. There are many punishments for not listening to me, do you understand, sweet girl.” It had not been a question but a statement.

As she nodded her head, she watched him leave.

Once she heard the click of the lock, she allowed herself to sigh ever so lightly.

She had been left alone.

Inside, there was no way to tell the time other than by certain sounds. There was a beep at night which was when she was supposed to read. And there were the strange triple beeps that she took for morning.

Outside, in the bitter cold, at least she could see the moon for feel the sun.

At one point, a red tray had been pushed into her room from a slot in the wall next to the door.

She hadn’t noticed it before.

The food spelled so good. Her stomach rumbled. She couldn’t remember the last time she had eaten.

She had sat next to the tray and studied its contents. There was a white, plastic, nearly rubber cup that held water. No way to break it. In fact, everything was unbreakable. There was a bowl made of the same material which held warm noodle soup. There wasn’t any utensils so she had lifted it to her cracked lips and drank it.

When she was done, she left the tray where it had come into her room.

Then she sat and watched it.

Time slipped by.

She heard a small sound and her eyes widened as the tray was pulled out of her room by slender fingers. Unpolished nails. No words were exchanged.

Angie understood. Everywhere she was, someone was watching.

She moved to sit in the corner furthest way from the door. She held her knees to her chest and cried.

Time continued to move but she had no idea if she had been given lunch or dinner.

When no more food arrived, she found she needed to pee.

But there wasn’t anywhere to go.

She had looked up at the cameras. “I need to pee, please,” she had said.

From the far wall, a bucket made from that strange rubber plastic popped out with a seat on top. It was attached to the wall. No toilet paper.

Glad for strange miracles, she sat and pee’d.

With the relief came the awareness of being watched.

When she stood, the toilet retracted back in to the wall.

She thought about screaming for help yet again but found she no longer cared.

Being inside, unchained was a gift she had earned through pain and the loss of her innocence.

 

Later, a bell rang.

She stood in the center of her room and read from the book. Afterwards, she lay on her back, watching the unblinking lights from the cameras that watched her.

Then he had come for her. That had been her first trip to the whipping room and her first meeting with Audrey.

Now, several days later, marked in blood on the wall, her tally marks, she huddled under her sheet, willing herself somewhere else.

 

It must have been a new day, for when her door opened, the man had come for her.

He was wearing jeans and a blue plaid shirt.

He held out his hand.

She scrambled off her bed, tugged on her cloak and shoes and was at his side within seconds.

Her body felt numb as she walked with him back up the wooden stairs, out of the brick building towards the main house in the center of the property.

She felt eyes on her and couldn’t let herself glance back at the rows of chained girls.

Once they stepped inside this new building, she was surprised to see that it resembled a normal home. Aside from some strangely painted rooms, she was deposited into a room where to her shock, a man with a face identical to that who held her hand sat with an array of instruments and different colored paints.

The second man had taken her hand from the plaid shirt one and her firmly down on the single wooden stool.

Then he had taken her right hand and pressed it upon the cold, stainless steel table he sat behind.

She watched as he glanced up at plaid shirt man who said, “Use green. 525.”

After speaking, the plaid man left.

Angie turned her attention to the man in black leather pants with a bare chest covered in different silver balls.

Her mind flashed back to the whipping room.

“There are two of them,” her mind screamed at her.

“Don’t move,” his rough voice said before the buzzing began.

A new pain burned through her hand and the ink was etched into her skin forever.

Angie could feel stress in the air.

But the man didn’t speak to her again.

When he was done, he sat back and stared at her.

She tried her hardest not to wiggle on the stool.

She kept her gaze off the side but it wasn’t a very big room.

“I’ll be seeing you soon, 525.”

 

A hood was placed over her head. It had come from behind.

It took everything inside her not to scream and thrash around.

The person behind her held her shoulders and she stood.

Her burning hand throbbed in time with the pain coming from that place that should not be spoken of.

She tried to push the pain from her mind.

She concentrated on the small hand that had grasped her own.

She was guided through the house and into a bathing room.

With the hood still in place, her cloak and slippers were removed.

Gentle hands washed away the final signs of her innocence.

She let herself cry silent tears of pain.

Hands that didn’t hurt her dried her body with a soft towel.

When she was dry, the slippers were returned to her feet and a softer cloak was set upon her shoulders.

Then she was led outside and the hood came off.

She had been delivered into the waiting hands of the flannel shirt man.

“Call me sir, sweet girl,” he had whispered into her ear.

She swallowed the bile that rose-up in her throat.

Afterwards, he had taken her back to her room where he left her after giving her a quick kiss on her nose.

 

So, on her twenty-second night stolen away from her world, she finished her first read through. “The rules are set by sir. Punishment of various degrees shall be given as needed. Gifts can be earned for being a good girl. One day I hope to be one of sir’s angels.” She closed the book and returned it to its place on the floor. Then she had laid down upon her bed. In her mind, she could see her tally marks. All twenty-two of them.

She pulled the thin white sheet up to her chin. A memory flashed brightly through her mind. She had once slept in a place of peace and safety.

Ignoring the pain that throbbed in those places she wasn’t to speak about, she willed herself to sleep. The low lighting was never turned off. The cameras acted like silent sentries.

Morning came, not with the rise of the sun, for there were no windows to see but with the customary beep-beep-beep that showered every cell in the building.

For Angie, this meant little on this day. But for others, it was a turning point.

The man stood at the control panel dressed as smartly as he had the day before.

The pads of his fingers danced down the lines and over the rows of numbers.

A few moments later, five cell doors opened.

He closed the panel and turned to await his little girls.

He was not disappointed. The give girls came to stand before him, each wearing their black slippers and dark cloaks. “What a lovely morning to see such beauties. Come with me. We shall breakfast in the main house, together.”

Sir entered his code, unlocked the door, watched his little girls walk out into the morning light before securing the door once more.

“Come, come, little ones!” he said, his hands tucked into the pockets of smartly pressed pants.

They walked with their heads down, one following the other along the stone pathway until they stood at the entrance of the main house.

Sir uncoded the heavy oak door, and motioned for his angels to enter. He secured the door behind them.

“I think we shall begin in the morning room,” he said with a smile.

He walked towards the room covered in bright yellow paint. The single window was open, letting in a soft breeze.

The little girls stood shoulder to shoulder, eyes downcast, each working hard to ignore the garish paintings of monkeys on the yellow walls. These monkeys had their mouths and eyes covered.

“Please sit,” sir motioned for his angels to sit at the oval wooden table elaborately decorated with glowing white candles in elegant golden holders, embroidered place mats, each with a row of monkeys covering their ears. The table wear was bone china and the utensils pure silver.

Domes covered five large plates.

When the man nodded his head, after sitting down and placing his linen napkin upon his lap, the girls removed the domes, set them on a long wooden table and returned to carry the dishes to sir. One at a time, he took what they offered from the plates they carried along with a bite to their left ear.

Through the pain, none of the girls made a sound. In a group, punishment was worse than if a single rule was broken.

After they had served the man, they set the plates down on the table and served themselves.

“For today, you may say my name once. Jacob. Now say it.”

As one, wide eyes stared at the man and spoke softly, “Jacob.”

“Very good, now eat.”

Forcing the fluffy pancakes dripping in real maple syrup down their throats and washing it away with freshly squeezed orange juice. None of the girls could enjoy their break from their bleak cells. Not when they knew that their day hadn’t really started yet. Sir would begin after breakfast was over.

 

Audrey had been awake long before sir had woken the cell girls. She and two other girls, all the same age as Audrey worked in the kitchen making breakfast for the girls that would remain locked in their cells. Across the room, standing side by side was twin girls with fiery red hair. Their dresses matched that of the rest of the kitchen workers except for one small detail. The sash around each girl’s waist was a brilliant purple.

Audrey herself wore a sash of bright, sunshine yellow just as the other two girls helping her wore.

The kitchen was set up in the shape of a square, with a large island in the middle. Here, the girls arranged the trays that would be sent to the cell girls and those that would be given to the girls outside, chained to the cement area located behind the brick building.

Audrey and the others rarely deterred from their daily schedule. They all knew they were being monitored. That every movement and word was being recorded. Audrey wasn’t sure how many girls remained outside. It had rained last night and they had no protection from the harsh elements surrounding them. Audrey thought of the tall brick walls that encompassed the property. From her years spent here, she knew there was no one near them. The estate must be set far away from humanity. She believed it to be tucked away, hidden in a forest where no satellite could perceive their location. Her father was a scientist and used to tell her stories about space travel, and the satellites that roamed the free air of space.

“Time,” a short, mocha skinned girl said, holding two trays in her hands. She set them upon a push cart before going back for more. The tallest girl who happened to have no hair at all but beautiful amber eyes set her trays on another push cart. “Almost done,” she said, her voice raspy. Her hands shook.

“Right,” the twins said together. With pale hands that quivered, they finished placing their bowls on their single cart.

“After the three of you finish with the cell girls, could you come and help us with the chained ones? Last night was a terrible storm. I’m afraid of what we’ll find this morning. We may need help with the oven.” Though her eyes were downcast, Audrey remembered their crystal blue color, as light as the sky itself.

“Of course,” the three girls replied.

“Carts are ready for the cell girls. I see yours are ready for the chained ones. Good. Let’s go,” Audrey said, leading the way out of the kitchen with her cart ahead of her. The door was open and they left it that way as they walked carefully to their designated locations to distribute breakfast.

Audrey waved the black device soldered to her wrist by the door to the cell girls building.  She allowed the two girls to enter before her with their carts before following them inside. She closed the door, inwardly cringing at the hissing sounds the door had made. Bad memories came with those sounds.

“Meet back here when you are finished. Note numbers,” Audrey said stoically before turning away from the others. She began to distribute breakfast trays to the cell girls through the small slit near the bottom of the door. No words were exchanged until Audrey finished and returned to the entrance where the two older girls like herself stood next to their empty carts.

“Outside,” Audrey said as she waved the band around her wrist at the door again. As each girl passed, they whispered numbers. Audrey had an excellent memory. Now she knew which girls were in the main house. A shiver ran down her spine.

Nodding at the shorter girl, Audrey whispered her name, Ebony. “Take your cart back to the kitchen. Make sure the oven’s flames are at their highest. Be quick. I do not want to see sir outside with the girls he has taken for the day. We will see you soon.”

As Ebony rushed towards the kitchen, Audrey and Sallie, an eleven-year-old girl with blonde hair that fell in waves to her shoulders walked slowly around the bushes to see the bright haired twins finish feeding the chained girls.

“Rose, Helen?” Audrey whispered, her eyes anxious as they roamed over the naked girls.

“Six are dead. Ten still live,” whispered Rose.

“For now,” Helen said just as quietly as her twin.

“Put two on each cart. We’ll take them to the kitchen. Ebony will be ready for us.” Audrey followed the twins to the first dead girl. Pulling a key from the single pocket of her dress, she unlocked the collar from around the tiny figure. Rose picked her up and gently placed her on the bottom of her cart.

The girls followed behind Audrey as she unlocked each of the dead girl’s choke collars.

Once they had them placed carefully on the carts, they hurried back to the warmth of the kitchen, where sir never entered.

Safely inside, all five girls sighed before glancing at one another.

“I’ll do it,” Rose said. “It’s my turn.”

She bent down and picked up a dead girl with long, straight black hair. She placed her tiny body on a large rack before sliding it into the hot oven used for this sole purpose.

The other four girls fell to the floor, each horrified by their own actions and terrified of the punishments they would receive if they didn’t follow through with their assigned tasks.

“It’s done,” Rose said. She walked to where the others sat slumped against the far wall of the gray colored room.  “Whose turn is it for the cell girls?”

“Mine,” Sallie said, wiping her brow with the back of her hand before quickly leaving the warmth of the kitchen.

“I’ll sketch the dead into the book,” whispered Audrey who got to her feet. She pushed herself away from the wall and walked to the sink. The other girls came to make a half circle around Audrey, blocking her from the every one of the camera’s. Opening the right wooden door, she touched the back to move aside a hidden panel where she retrieved her book of the dead and her pencils. Once she was finished, she carefully replaced the heavy book and pencils. Content that they were hidden once more, she stretched her back, as did the others who stopped humming.

“This completes our morning yoga,” Helen forced herself to smile.

Aside from Helen, the rest of the girls returned to the upper level of their residence where their rooms were located. Each had a small four paned window with white curtains tied back with light purple sashes. There were no doors.

They made their beds, and spent the rest of the morning in the laundry room. Sallie came up the stairs, her arms loaded with blood stained cloaks and sheets. “This will take longer today,” she sighed. The others continued their tasks in the laundry room. They did not stop until everything had been washed.

 

“What a lovely breakfast.” Jacob smiled at his little girls who returned his gesture.

“Time for a stroll,” he said.

The girls stood, pushed their chairs back in place and formed a single file line near the door where sir stood waiting. They knew not where they were going. None could know the fate awaiting each of them in the darkness of the forest.

“Come along. I wish to wander through the forest,” he smiled as he led the way out of the back of the charming house and into the dense forest.

When they came to the first weeping willow tree, sir pulled a black haired girl with the number 146 away from the group and told her to stand at the base of the tree.

When she was where he wanted her, sir led the girls on until they reached another weeping willow tree. This time, sir pulled a short, blonde haired girl with the number 500 on her hand away and led her to the tree. She stood without a word.

Continuing deeper into the forest, sir once again stopped at the third weeping willow tree where he motioned for number 45, a small, very frail looking red headed girl to come forward. She took her place at the base of the tree, her eyes downcast.

Not far ahead, they stopped at the fourth tree. With its long, graceful, ground sweeping branches, a single tear slid from Jacob’s eye. He took number 388 away from the remaining girl and placed her next to the base of the huge shade tree.

The man named Jacob took the hand of the plain faced girl and walked deeper into the forest. They walked in silence until finally, they reached another tree, just as elegant as the others. He moved the girl to stand at the base of the tree where he got down on one knee. He set his hands upon her shoulders until their eyes met. Nearly identical brown in color, they gazed at one another for a few moments.

Straightening his shoulders, he took on the persona of sir again.

Sir broke eye contact first. Number 25 began to cry and sir backhanded her hard. “No crying is ever allowed.” He said sternly. Her frizzy, orange hair framed an oval face and his heart softened. “I am sorry that you made me punish you sweet girl. I find it is time for some truths. You have been with me for quite some time now and no matter what I’ve done for you, you just do not meet my angel standards.” Sir shook his head before standing. “Stand there like a good girl now,” he murmured as he moved out of her sight. His right hand reached up for the lever and he yanked it down hard. He waited a few moments before resetting the metal lever. Looking down at the ground, his head tilted to one side as he toed her macerated flesh and crushed bones. “The skull is always hard,” he sighed. He pushed a dark green button built into the tree and the ground opened up and swallowed the mess 25 had left behind.

This button automatically reset. He kicked dirt around the spot that was bare until it resembled any other place in his vast, dense forest.

“Such a waste of time,” sir sighed. He took his folded hanker chief from his breast pocket and wiped his brow. “No more time to waste on these silly girls who will never be angel material.” He talked to himself as he made his way back to number 388 where he performed the same routine but this time without words. 45 and 500 met the same fate as the previous girls who were never able to reach his high standards for becoming one of his angels.

Sir stepped into a patch of bright sunlight. He let the warmth sink into his skin. Feeling refreshed, he strolled back towards the chained girls awaiting his presence and attention.

 

Shortly before lunch, the five older girls returned to the kitchen. They made sandwiches for the cell girls and soup for the chained ones. They followed the same pattern as they had for breakfast.

They met back in the kitchen where they ate together in silence. Audrey passed a tiny slip of paper around where she had written down the numbers of the girls she had seen disappear with sir into the forest. After they finished eating, they returned to the sink, where Audrey retrieved her book, quickly sketched the dead while her fellow angels stood in a half circle around her, stretching and humming for the cameras.

Once the task was done, they walked to the main house where they cleaned up the breakfast from the yellow room with the disturbing monkey paintings. As they cleaned, Audrey made a series of hand gestures.

In this haunting place, ten young girls died for no reason today. Five survived to live on as angels while ten remained chained outside and twenty-six lived inside their cells, never knowing when a reward or punishment would be coming for them. Even though the girls in the cells could not communicate, they shared more than one common fear. Whether reward or punishment, both brought pain, and humiliation.

Next chapter

When her door opened, Angie’s heart nearly stopped. She was terrified of what might be coming. She thought hard about all the days she read from the book. She was sure she had read and clear. She ate what food was brought to her and left a tidy tray. She did her best to keep her space clean. Nothing good ever came through that door. Huddled naked underneath her thin white sheet, five year old little Angie’s hands trembled.

“Good morning,” sir said as he leaned against her doorframe. He wore a crisp white shirt today with jeans. Jeans? Angie’s legs began to quiver. Which of the two men wore jeans?

“Good morning sir,” she replied softly. Angie set herself on automatic. She sat up in bed, pushed her sheet off of her body and stood. She made her bed, nice and neat. Then she put on her slippers and cloak before turning to face the man she called, ‘the candy man’. Before her momma had died and Angie had been sent to the orphanage to live, she used to tell her a story about a man who would steal children away from their parents if they were naughty. He would offer them candy. If the child took the candy, the candy man would take them far away from their loving parents, to a place of fear and death.

She knew he wanted to be called sir. But that was reserved for good men. These men were not good men.

“I brought you something special,” the candy man smiled, bright white teeth flashed at her.

“That was very nice of you sir,” Angie said carefully.

“Would you put it on for me, now. Please,” the candy man said.

Angie’s eyes set upon the pretty, pink dress the man held out to her.

Not wanting the present but dreading the punishment more, she took the dress slowly from the man’s fingers.

Angie removed her plain cloak and pulled the dress on over her head. There was a zipper in the back she couldn’t quite reach. Terrified to upset the candy man, she slowly turned to face him.

“I’m sorry sir, I…I don’t mean to upset you but I can’t reach the zipper in the back,” once the words were out, she didn’t know if she felt better or worse.

“Is that why your pretty face is wearing that awful frown? Turn around,” he instructed and Angie did as she was told.

She held still as she felt his fingers touch the bones of her spine. Feather soft touches with the tips of his fingers wrapped around to beneath her arms, forcing her to laugh as he tickled her without mercy. Her laughter quickly turned to tears as he threw her down on her bed.

“Little girls should learn to not make the angels weep,” his warm breath fanned across Angie’s face as his hands wrapped around her neck. His body straddled her tiny frame and she began to thrash around as the oxygen was cut off from his forceful strangulation. Her hands pulled at his strong fingers. As the light dimmed, Angie’s eyes stared into the candy man’s brown, manical gaze and she wondered for a second if this was the end.

Just before she passed out, he let go of her neck, threw her dress up over her face and pulled her legs apart. When the pain became too much, she gratefully lost consciousness.

A burning pain from her chest had Angie opening her eyes to a grinning candy man. “Liked that, did you now, 525? How about this?” he asked, his fingers pinched her nipples again.

Tears sprang to her eyes but she held them back with sheer will. It will be over soon, she told herself.

“525, you are making amazing progress towards becoming an angel. I’ve even considered a few names for you but, alas, you aren’t quite there yet.”

The candy man bent down and bit her shoulder. Though her back arched from the pain, she did not speak.

“Hmmm, you taste delightful. Let’s see if you taste good here too,” the candy man grinned, displaying his bright, white teeth again. Angie felt his fingers dig into her tender flesh between her legs and she froze.

He brought his fingers to his lips and sucked on them. “Yes, you do taste sweet.” He decided.

The candy man pushed her away as he stood. He turned to look at her. “You can keep the dress, it looks very good on you. And you’ve earned it. You may keep this too,” he said as he withdrew a small, fabric doll from the pocket of his jeans. He tossed it to her. Her numb fingers caught it. She was still too scared to move even though the candy man could see all the places that couldn’t be talked about.

“Have a wonderful day, 525 and don’t forget this,” he grinned one last time before tossing a green mint onto Angie’s bed. “I can hear your whispers. You talk in your sleep. You call me the candy man which is fine by me. But my brother must always be called sir. He pulled up his shirt and showed her his chest full of silver balls. He laughed while pulling his shirt back down. “I’m the one who brings the pain.”

Then he stepped out into the hallway. After she heard the lock engage, Angie held her breath a moment longer. Sure that he wasn’t coming back right away, she slowly sat up, pulling the dress down to cover her abused flesh.

She stared at the little doll. It seemed like it was homemade as it was created using a light cream colored fabric. The eyes were blue and probably made by a marker while brown, curly hair was drawn on.

As Angie inspected the doll, she nearly dropped it when she realized the doll had no clothes. There was a black X in the spot between the doll’s legs.

Feeling nauseas, Angie laid back down on her bed, curling herself and her doll into a ball. She stayed that way for a long time. When her dinner tray was pushed through the slot, she didn’t feel hungry but the thought of being punished for not eating made her pick up the silver tray. There was a bowl of mashed potatoes with a small dab of butter, a square container held what she thought might be meatloaf and the smaller circular container held peas.
Angie hated peas. She hated the candy man more though. She poured the green peas into the mashed potatoes and using her finger, she mixed them up really good. There was a cup of milk on the tray and she drank the whole thing using it to help her choke down the gross vegetable infested potatoes.

When she finished, she placed the tray through the slot and returned to her bed where she tucked her sheet tight around herself. She had time before she had to read, she thought. Just a few minutes for the food to settle and she’d read the rules in a clear, loud voice before going to bed.

A different chapter

“if you’re an angel, why haven’t you tried to escape?”

Seraphim pointed to the black, silicone band that sat right above her ankle bone. “Because if I take one step off the property, boom. I explode. There are no phones in any of the buildings. No televisions either. We have set routines. Even if either of them isn’t watching the cameras, they have got programs running that alert them if we deviate from the routines.”

“What does deviate mean?”
“Basically it means alter. I learned it from the one with the piercings. Remember, we were all five when we were taken. I wonder if my family still thinks about me.”

“That’s what those balls are? Piercings? I thought we just pierced our ears.” She shuddered.

“I think about my room at home a lot. Not the orphanage but my real home before momma died. I had a brown bear that sat against my pillows on my pink bed. Everything was pink. I think about my dolls too. I might have to blindfold them now that I’ve seen what real evil is. They seem so not a part of this world now that I’m in this gray room with gray stuff.”

“There was a younger angel named Dumah. She tried to send messages to anyone outside the tall walls by writing notes and attaching them to rocks she’d throw over the walls. She also tried the rebellious act but it only got her hurt more. One day she went with sir who took her to the forest. He came back, humming. We never saw her again. Bad things happen in the forest. Death. You do not want to go in there. I’ve got to go. Too much time has gone by and one of the twins will come looking for me.”

Seraphim stood and left Angie in her cell being careful to lock the door behind her.

She rushed off towards her building to wash Angie’s clothing hoping with every step she took that she would not run into either of the twins.

Excerpt & A look at the Outerborders from Vrozia in Love Awakens

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Vrozia’s OUTERBORDERS!

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Vrozia a world of perpetual night, under twin moons is home to the outerborders, middleborders and innerborders.  I want to define the outerborders today.

This so called class of citizens have been pushed as far away from the royal castle as possible. They live in caves and trees beyond the Dymare Forest. They are the outcast villains, or so the royal family would have you think this. In reality, they are a sensitive and tight knitted community of shapeshifters led by Lysimachus, a chimera and the Alpha. There are many sub-alphas that represent each type of animal or creature that they can shift forms from two legs to four.  They do not kill nor do they thirst for the blood of those living beyond the portals the royals opened to other worlds like Earth.

They receive all the proper nutrition they need from Ostramethusias, the last original Other in Vrozia. He is a fabulous chemist mixing animal and human blood with special herbs to maintain the exact nutrients the outerborders need. He comes monthly to visit and he brings Cilla, his mate, to meet Lysimachus and is accepted. When she drinks his blood, she is able to shift into a different form! With Cilla and ‘Sias’ together,Vrozians can live freely and not fear the wrath of the royal family for Ostramethusias has magic far beyond anything anyone has ever seen and he let the queen borrow some of it until he cut her off. Her book of spells have a very minor touch to the world but as Cilla and Sias evolved into what they were meant to be, Maldoriens, they will change Vrozia forevermore.

quote from Love Awakens, italic words are thoughts instead of spoken words.

You do not understand yet but once our bodies adjust to these changes, we will be so different from what we were. But have no fear my dear firefly.”

Sias grinned at her and led her closer to where she thought she had heard movement, closer to those big open caves filled with darkness.

Lysimachus!” Sias called out in a deeper voice then Cilla was used to hearing. She looked at him and was surprised to see his long silver hair was now streaked with black. She shook her head so that her long hair flowed into view and her shock doubled. Her normally light blonde hair was streaked with silver and black. She briefly wondered what that would look like from someone else’s point of view. But when she saw a large shape moving towards them, her mouth went dry before Sias was in her head calming her down.

Do not show fear, as they can smell it, taste it, feel it.”

Cilla forced her body to relax and drew upon Sias’s strength as the large shape stopped about three feet away from them.

Ostramethusias, time has passed,” Lysimachus verbalized in its own way of speaking.

To Cilla’s untrained ears, what she heard was more of a growl than words yet she did understand what it said.

Yes it has most ruthless leader. We are entering a new time with many changes,” Sias smiled showing his elongated teeth and Cilla’s eyes widened at the sight. She put all her energy into keeping her heart beat steady, not to scream and to keep holding Sias’s hand.

Lysimachus, meet my mate, Cilla,” Sias told the big creature as he held Cilla’s hand out towards the big male. His eyes glowed a dark green and suddenly Cilla could see what he truly looked like though she wasn’t quite sure she had ever seen something like him before.

Lysimachus studied the hand of the Other’s mate for a very long time. He stood and stared, he smelled the air and sensed the weight of judgment from those hidden in their caves. He also felt the air caress him from those who lived in the trees and were right now gently shaking them. He mentally went around to every sub-alpha until he had reached them all. Then without warning, he shifted his body until he became something else.

Cilla scrutinized him, trying to imagine all the animals and creatures that this one being represented, but she couldn’t pinpoint every single one. She was impressed and realized she held no fear even though this being had razor sharp teeth, several rows in fact. He sat like a lion would sit or maybe a dragon and watched her. Lysimachus lifted one massive, spotted paw with needle-pointed nails and whisked it over his own throat. A thin line of blood began to well up and Cilla’s mouth went dry. She felt her own teeth lengthen and knew she had to keep eye contact with Lysimachus even though she badly wanted to look at Sias for affirmation about her teeth. Her nails grew outrageously sharp and she tried very hard not to puncture Sias’s skin where he held her other hand.

When she smelled the chimera’s blood, she lost control. Without consciously thinking, she found herself standing in front of the chimera watching it bleed, mesmerized by the rich red liquid. In the next second, she sank her teeth into its neck for a few seconds before rubbing her tongue over the bleeding slash. Cilla felt the skin mend as her tongue passed over it. As quickly as it had happened it was over and she was back to where she had been standing. Looking at the chimera, she saw that his eyes were closed. She knew instinctively that he was feeling no anger or fear. In fact, he looked euphoric, if such an expression could be discerned at a moment like this. Or in a creature such as this one. Cilla liked the word chimera, for he really lived up to that word’s description.

In a flash, Sias was standing over the chimera and she watched, equally horrified and fascinated to see him sink his sharp teeth into its neck for about the same amount of time that she had done. But Sias seemed to heal the broken skin with his mind. She stood as if her legs were made of wood with roots sinking deep into the earth. Her thoughts raced through the last few minutes, taking the moments apart, piecing them together and processing everything. Cilla could feel the other creatures gathering around the area where they were standing, watching them. She was surprised at first that she didn’t feel any danger while being watched by so many eyes. But when she realized that she felt just as comfortable here in the middle of the outerborder’s territory as she did in Sias’s personal rooms, she knew the royal family was just an illusion of power. These feelings didn’t jibe with the knowledge she had been fed by the queen that these ‘feral’ beings would tear her whole world apart and bathe in the blood of all. The queen had lied to her and who knew if anything she had every said held a grain of truth.

Life from December 2013 to now May 2014

I don’t know about you, but my life unraveled right at Christmas in 2013 and hasn’t settled yet and here it is May 2014. I miss being on my computer, posting reviews on great books, posting free books and reading about what everyone else is up to.  I haven’t touched my own draft of my first book. Nothing is the same nor will it ever be.

So let me give a bit of an update. I live with my mother who has multiple sclerosis, my grandmother, my two boys and our combined four cats.  But something went very wrong with my mother and grandmother.  My  mother’s MS overtook her and she lost the ability to walk. After bizillions of dollars later in MRIs, we can see lesions on her brain and spine. MS damage cannot be reversed.  My grandmother, after 2 angiograms later, lost her leg to an above knee amputation from PAD, puliminary aterial disease.  She is currently awaiting the removal of her staples two weeks from now.

My 15 year old son turns 16 this month but he’s not your average boy who wants a phone or car.  He is emotionally delayed.  My 10 year old wants to graduate school right this moment, get a great job and drive a car.

My hands no longer work as much as they did and I have no control over my fingers. Typing is excruciatingly painful and slow since not all my fingers move. Carpal tunnel nerve damage.  I’ve lost vision in my right eye and my eyes want to cross as well as my neck, when I turn to face a bit to my right, begins to shake hard all on its own.

My kids father has had to sell his house and is looking for work. Life is so very different.

I’ve pushed depression out of my mind because it’s not an option for me. I have too many responsibilities right now, people depending on me. No more gardening though.  Leave the depression behind and embrace each day as if it is brand new with infinite possibilities. Take the time to look at the sky, smell those flowers even with allergies!

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Piper Hannah (Author)
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208 pages
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Publication Date: December 16, 2013
Paige Harper has a big secret. She has fallen in love with her guardian angel, Luke. Unfortunately, Luke’s ex-girlfriend happens to be a real demon, and she is hell-bent on revenge. The demons come after Paige, and her ordinary life has suddenly turned deadly…and creepy… and very, very strange. Is she crazy? Maybe. Does she care? Not really… because her love for him is real. She will never give him up. She will die if she has to… and maybe she has to.
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Jordan Taylor (Author)
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23 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: July 8, 2013
Hyde has a will of his own. With lives at stake, can Catherine trust him?

When Catherine discovers herself the guardian of a filthy, skinny puppy, she has every intention of finding him a good home. She does not mean for it to be her home. Now, Hyde has grown into a big, powerful dog and her best friend. By joining mountain search and rescue, Catherine hopes to turn this accidental relationship into a blessing for more than just the two of them. Soon, however, she wonders if she has made a terrible mistake. . . .

Stories in the Angel Paws series celebrate the unique bond between canines and humans with heartfelt, moving, and insightful tales for anyone who has ever loved a dog.
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Loose Ends – A Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery (Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Terri Reid (Author)
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282 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
Dying is what changed Mary O’Reilly’s life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it.
Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary’s trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job. Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost’s word just doesn’t hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, doesn’t think she’s nuts.
Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected State Senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the Senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator’s wife.
Mary is hired to discover the truth behind the death. She unearths a connection between the murder and the disappearance of five little girls whose cases, twenty-four years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further she becomes the next target for serial killers’ quest to tie up all his loose ends.
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Stranded [Kindle Edition]
Amberly Woodruff (Author)
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Publication Date: December 20, 2013
STRANDED – AN EROTIC NOVELLA
RUNNING FROM ONE MAN, TRAPPED ON A REMOTE ISLAND WITH ANOTHER, LURED BY PASSION AND BEWITCHED BY AN ANCIENT MAGIC

When Tamsin Smith falls asleep in calm weather just off the Cornish coast, she hasn’t bargained for the sudden storm that sweeps her out to sea. She is washed up on the shore of a remote island between Cornwall and the Scillies, where she is rescued by gorgeous but enigmatic naturalist Jed Baker. Tamsin finds herself falling for Jed, but she is on the run from a controlling man and Jed has a broken relationship in his past and isn’t in a hurry to get involved again. But the island is a special place, filled with ancient remains and mysterious forces and, bit by bit, Tamsin and Jed are drawn together. Passion flares between them as they yield to the magic around them. But Jed’s fears are deep rooted. Can she win his heart, or will she lose him forever once she leaves the island?

WARNING, CONTAINS SCENES OF AN EXPLICIT SEXUAL NATURE.
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A Convenient Lie [Kindle Edition]
Eliza Rodgers (Author)
4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
126 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
Anelia Whelan is, above all, a practical woman. So when her best friend James proposes a marriage of convenience that could solve both of their problems, she agrees. Their marriage is ideal in all aspects at first – plenty of white-hot lovemaking and the solution to both of their troubles, getting Anelia’s meddlesome family off her back and allowing James to take control of his family finances. But too soon, Anelia’s tender emotions start to take control, while an old flame of James’ comes back to make her play. Anelia must choose to follow her heart or head.
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Loving Protector [Kindle Edition]
Sally Quilford (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
151 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 7, 2013
En route to London for the Season, Calista Haywood and her family are saved from a highwayman by the dashing Brook Windebank. Later, when he valiantly steps in to prevent an unpleasant earl from claiming Calista as his wife, she fears that Brook is only being chivalrous and will never love her as she loves him. When there is a threat to Brook’s life, she is forced to pit her wits against his mercurial father, The Duke of Midchester.
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Awake [Kindle Edition]
Elise Daniels (Author)
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244 pagds
Book Description
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
–A New Adult Romance by Elise Daniels–
–246 pages in paperback–

Erin Cassidy seemingly has it all. Wealth, a faithful best friend and more than a few boys to choose from as she comes to the end of her last year in college, but something has always been missing inside her since losing her mother as a girl.

When she meets the insanely sexy fiance of her lifelong nemesis, fellow debutante Tori Wexler, she starts to feel whole again, but Wade Donovan is forbidden fruit. Erin’s father and Tori’s father run a billion dollar business together and a scandal like this one could rock its foundation, destroying not just Wade and herself, but everything her father has spent a lifetime building.

Like love, some decisions last forever.
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Silence [Kindle Edition]
Natasha Preston (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
219 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 22, 2013
For eleven years, Oakley Farrell has been silent. At the age of five, she stopped talking, and no one seems to know why. Refusing to communicate beyond a few physical actions, Oakley remains in her own little world.

Bullied at school, she has just one friend, Cole Benson. Cole stands by her, refusing to believe that she is not perfect the way she is. Over the years, they have developed their own version of a normal friendship. However, will it still work as they start to grow even closer?

When Oakley is forced to face someone from her past, can she hold her secret in any longer?
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Broken Silence [Kindle Edition]
Natasha Preston (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
251 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 11, 2013
It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life.

How will she cope when she comes face to face with the two people that hurt her the most, and the one person that she hurt the most?

Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to her return after so long? Will they be able to put everything behind them in order to have a happy ending?
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Change of Possession [Kindle Edition]
M.R. Polish (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
198 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 2, 2013
Twenty-year-old Keeley- Moison moves across the country for one reason: to escape the traumas of her past and start over at a new college. What she doesn’t expect is to be thrust into a dangerous future – one where the quarterback of the football team has set his sinister sights on her.

Loner Vahn Silver is an outcast and likes it that way. Living in the shadows, Vahn forces himself into the light to protect Keeley from the man who killed his best friend – even if that means risking his own life.

But Keeley soon learns that the football team rules the school and everyone in it. When Vahn ends up in the hospital after a vicious attack and her quarterback stalker edges closer to his prey, Keeley must find the strength within herself to fight – and take back the change of possession.
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Lila and Ethan: Forever and Always [Kindle Edition]
Jessica Sorensen (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
Book Description
Publication Date: December 24, 2013
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a FREE short story of love, risks, and rewards . . .

Lila Summers just wants to know one thing for certain: that Ethan Gregory will be with her always. Once her friend, he’s become so much more, melting the pain of her past away with each kiss. Now Lila is on a road trip with Ethan, in the wilderness under the stars, and she can’t imagine her life without him. But when she talks about the future, something in Ethan changes . . .

Ethan has no doubts about his feelings for Lila. His life with her gets better every day-and that’s the scary part. How can he walk into a future where he has everything to lose? With Lila, his whole heart is on the line for the very first time. But if Ethan can’t give her the promise she needs, his greatest fear might come true: he’ll lose Lila for good.

(30,000 words)
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Remember Love [Kindle Edition]
Jessica Nelson (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
254 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Ten years ago, timid Katrina Ross left her hometown’s temperamental bad boy at the altar. After years away, Alec Munroe has returned, a successful businessman who is snooping around her bookstore with an avaricious gleam in his eye. She’d like to tell him to leave, despite still being in love with him, but the secret she’s kept all these years demands to be told.
Alec Munroe has been successful in all ways but one: he has never been able to escape his memories of Katrina Ross. When he discovers the secret she’s kept from him, he’s faced with hard decisions. Justice or the forgiveness God calls him to offer…
Can Alec and Katrina leave the past behind to embrace the promise of a love they have never forgotten?
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#6 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Christian > Romance

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Planet Mail [Kindle Edition]
Kate Pearce (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
182 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 1, 2009
As far as job hazards go, Douglass Fraser didn’t think crash-landing on an alien planet and spending her recuperation being erotically pleasured by three gorgeous men was in the United Planetary Parcel Service’s courier handbook. There certainly wasn’t a section on what to do when a very sexy king wants you to have his baby and save his world.Marcus Blood Axe isn’t only a descendant of ancient Viking space travelers, he’s also a ruler dealing with a shortage of fertile women and no heir. Surely the gods are on his side when Douglass drops out of the sky and into his bed, giving him a last chance to stop his people’s death spiral into extinction.Despite the exquisite pleasures to be found in the king’s arms, Douglass wants more from Marcus than to be his broodmare. When another woman claims to be pregnant with Marcus’ child, it’s past time to get back home. Now the war Marcus wages is one of sensual passion designed to convince his Earth woman that she’s worth everything to him…even if it means giving up what he cherishes most.
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#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Erotica

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TRAGIC: Rook and Ronin, #1 [Kindle Edition]
J. A. Huss (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (207 customer reviews)
282 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
ALL THREE BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE!

Rook Walsh is TRAGIC

Because life so far – just sucks. Some girls get parents. Rook got the foster care system. Some girls get Prince Charming. Rook got an abusive frog. Some girls get lucky…

Rook got a second chance.

And she took it. Because when fate throws you a bone – you grab it with both hands and run.

Antoine Chaput knows the minute he spies Rook in his photography studio that she’s got The Look. The dark and desperate look he must have to land the exclusive TRAGIC media contract.

Rook is paired up with top model, Ronin, and he’s everything her abusive ex-boyfriend wasn’t. Patient, gentle, happy, attentive, and sexy! He knows exactly what to do to make Rook blush for Antoine’s camera.

Rook’s luck changes in an instant and suddenly she’s the darling of the modeling world. It’s a dream job to go with a dream guy and all she has to do is look pretty and follow directions. But there’s always a price to pay – and Rook is about to get the bill.

New Adult Contemporary Romance *Mature Content* Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language usage.
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#3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
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Deeper [Kindle Edition]
Blue Ashcroft (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
226 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
5 huge flashing twinkling stars. This was so good, so full of emotions, so heart wrenching. I loved every single word. If you love to see broken hearts made whole again, this is a must read.

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Lifeguard Rain Wilson can’t afford to get distracted. After a horrible accident at her last park left her emotionally scarred, she’s determined to use her status as supervisor to keep everyone at her new water park safe.

Her co-supervisor Knight McAllister is the worst kind of distraction. Knight’s as gorgeous as he is stubborn, with electric blue eyes, a tall, muscled swimmer’s body, and the opinion that he doesn’t need a co-supervisor at all.

But as the season heats up, so does the temperature between the two head lifeguards. But as they find themselves drawn closer together, and their pasts start to surface, Rain and Knight are realizing that maybe too much broken can make a relationship impossible.

Then again, sometimes it’s the broken parts of us that fit together best.
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The Proposal (A Perfect Match Series) [Kindle Edition]
Lily Zante (Author)
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
144 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 14, 2013
Nadine Stefano is a high flying career woman. She has no time for relationships and having been recently promoted at work, she wants to make a good impression with her boss. At her sister’s bachelorette party Nadine meets Ethan who is one of the performers. She finds herself strangely drawn to him, despite her initial reservations.
A few weeks later, the company Nadine works for are holding their annual convention at a luxury hotel away from home. Not having a date to take with her, and wanting to present the image of a settled and happy woman in a relationship, Nadine resorts to calling Ethan at the escort agency and asking him along. Theirs is a strong attraction, although there are various company politics and characters that stand in their way.
Will their meeting lead to love, despite seemingly different career choices, or will Nadine dump Ethan in order to pursue her career goals?
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She Likes It Rough [Kindle Edition]
GVR Corcillo (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
319 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 9, 2013
Can daring adventures with an outdoor extremist give a daydreaming pushover the courage she needs in order to make her life count for something?

After that humiliating freak fast-food accident, discombobulated scaredy-cat Lisa Flyte finally gets fed up with letting life walk all over her. Time to get a backbone and really start living life! But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get tough all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch?

Jack Hawkins, that’s how. When Lisa finds out that the adrenaline junkie from her MBA classes needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of beginner adventure gear, she gets the most daring idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her to become brave on their adventures in the wild.

They strike a deal. But can Lisa use her outdoor moxie in the real world? Will she be bold enough to pursue a career she really wants or stand up to her bullying family?

And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He’s a man who’s not afraid of anything…except maybe of falling for Lisa.
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Conklin’s Blueprints [Kindle Edition]
Brooke Page (Author), Samantha Hondorp (Editor), Amber Beacham (Illustrator), Steve Page (Photographer)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
334 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 12, 2013
Recent graduate Becca Stine’s all to perfect and predictable life went spiraling out of control when her supposed childhood friend committed the ultimate betrayal. Following college, Becca attempts to bury the pain by retreating into a dangerous lifestyle with her best friend, Jamie Rae. She decides it’s time to grow up after being irresponsible, broken, and out of control. To Becca’s horror, her only option is to return to her hometown of Grand Rapids. Worried she will forever live in the shadow of her prominent family’s notability, Becca decides moving is her only opportunity to get her feet back on the ground. With her best friend in tow, Becca reluctantly heads home to attempt to live her ideal life.
Little does Becca know the owner of the architecture firm she lands a job with has an intriguingly mysterious son. Tyler Conklin is infatuated with Becca, yet is apprehensive about a public relationship because of his hidden baggage. Not wanting anyone to know about his slight obsession with her, their potential relationship must be kept a secret. Will Becca put up with Tyler’s untold story for long? Will she tolerate being his secret?
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Lacuna [Kindle Edition]
David Adams (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
382 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
“Never again attempt to develop this kind of technology.”

It is with these words that an unknown alien attacker destroys the Earth cities of Tehran, Sydney and Beijing. Fifty million people die… and nothing is ever the same again.

Some call them Demons, some call them Aliens, but to Chinese Naval Captain Melissa Liao they are the enemy. She is given command of one of three great warships built to fight the “demons”, the TFR Beijing.

Her task is simple. Find who attacked Earth and why… then stop them.

Book one of the Lacuna series.
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Humanastra I: The Hidden World [Kindle Edition]
RJ Grey (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
508 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 16, 2013
***Catch the sequel, “Humanastra II: Whispers & War Machines”, on January 1st, 2014, ONLY ON AMAZON***

After a massive battle in space, three officers of the Human Interstellar Navy find themselves stranded on an undiscovered planet. While grappling with the challenges of repairing their vessel, the humans entrench themselves in the political climate of an alien race whose culture is powered by supernatural forces. They struggle to understand this new form of energy while contending with the ancient edicts of a theocratic dictatorship, a government led by a self-proclaimed goddess. Through unlikely allies and paranormal twists of fate, the three humans embark on a long and dangerous journey to find their way back to Earth.

“Humanastra I: The Hidden World” is the first installment in a series of stories by author RJ Grey. Humanastra tells a story that blurs the lines between Science-Fiction and Fantasy, combining the mystique of alien technology and extraterrestrial races with the rich tradition of wizardry and chivalry.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera

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Twisted Eventide – A Snow Covered Moon [Kindle Edition]
L.M. Adams (Author)
4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
718 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: October 23, 2013
I am Jaevia Knightley, Jae for short, a daemon, a mutt, a mix breed, half succubus, half vampire. I once was part of a great organization, the Kindred, our only charge, to police the other supernaturals of the worlds. The Kindred and I came to a crossroads so to speak and I decided to not be one anymore, only problem? Well you really can’t stop being Kindred, it’s a lifetime thing. I’ve escaped to the human world and now hide as a proud citizen of Baltimore, Maryland, always with fear that the Kindred will send Reapers after me. So when they send their very best bringer of death you can imagine my surprise when instead of ending up rotting in the dirt I end up becoming a Grigori, a watcher, charged with being the eyes, ears and hands for the Kindred. I don’t know why I’ve been given this chance only that messing this up will drag myself and everyone I’ve ever cared for down with me.

My first case, missing werewolf carriers, the Batardi the bastard children of supernaturals they carry the DNA sequence of their supernatural parent but aren’t supernaturals themselves. So many have gone missing, even the Kindred want to know why. Failing to solve this case is not an option not for the missing wolf carriers or for me.

*Book contains violence, graphic sexual scenes, horror, BDSM and other adult situations*
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

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Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4: Blood and Snow, Revenant in Training, The Vampire Christopher, Blood Soaked Promises [Kindle Edition]
RaShelle Workman (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (749 customer reviews)
244 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 15, 2013
Genre: YA Fractured Fairytale
Blood and Snow Volumes 1-4
Every thousand years the vampire queen selects a new body, always the fairest in the land, and this time she’s chosen Snow White.
Lips red as rubies, hair dark as night. Drink your true love’s blood, become the Vampire, Snow White.”

Praise for the Blood and Snow series:

“The modern twist on the Snow White fairy tale was interesting and original, which isn’t easy to find these days. Highly recommended.” Sarra Cannon, bestselling author of the Peachville High Demons series

Summary:

BLOOD AND SNOW: Snow White isn’t an ordinary girl. She doesn’t know that yet.
REVENANT IN TRAINING: Snow has become something not quite human. She must discover how to live with the changes, hopefully without killing anyone.
THE VAMPIRE CHRISTOPHER: Snow White craves blood. Especially the blood of her Hunter. But will drinking from him save or enslave her?
BLOOD SOAKED PROMISES: Snow White must come to terms with her bloodlust. It’s one thing to drink the blood of her Hunter, something else entirely to drink the blood of a human.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #246 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy

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Dominion (Guardian Angels) [Kindle Edition]
Melody Manful (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
443 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 20, 2013
I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you…
They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really? Should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?

***Re-edition, published December 2013”
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

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The Man That Time Forgot [Kindle Edition]
Alan Mechem (Author), Paul Mitchell (Author), Ray Dillon (Illustrator)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
327 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: September 26, 2013
History is a great big lie.

Just open any book or talk to any history professor and they’ll tell you that history is filled with nothing but glorious battles, great leaders, plagues, large fires, earthquakes, famous inventors, Egyptians and Louis Pasteur.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. History, in fact, is filled with a whole lot of nothing.

Andrew Adams knows that only too well.

He’s an ordinary man living his life in the all too abundant and mundane spaces between those great moments. Just like all ordinary men he spends much of his life wondering what the point of it all is, struggling to form meaningful relationships or find his place in society. Andrew’s life follows a daily routine much like that of many others: he wakes up, does the minimum required to get himself through the day – careful not to learn too much or create a lasting impression on anyone – and then goes back to bed.
There’s only one, ever-so-minor inconvenience that continually stands in the way of Andrew’s ignorantly blissful life

Time-travel.

Since before he can remember every time Andrew sleeps he’s randomly flung through time and space, never knowing where or when he’ll wake up. The only thing he can be certain of is that the location he arrives at won’t be anywhere exciting.

He’s a cursed man who had no idea why this happens to him, clueless to how it all started or how it can be stopped. Rarely does he find a place to fit in and, on those rare occasions that he does, he can only stay there until he loses his fight against sleep.

Andrew Adams has all but given up hope and given up on life.That is until he meets someone else like him who sets in motion a chain of events that will lead him on a journey of discovery and answers to questions that perhaps even he didn’t want to know. With the help of a mysterious and tenacious woman, an old drunken priest and a seven-foot, psychopathic assassin Andrews life is about to be given a purpose. Finally he might start to view his abilities as a gift instead of a curse and perhaps learn that there’s always something to be thankful for.

Whether he wants to or not.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Time Travel
#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery

Free ebooks Paranormal Science Fiction, Some 18 yrs+ and Romance :)

Hello readers and authors! These are all out of the Romance and Paranormal categories. Some are Science Fiction too.

Please Note: These books were free at the time of this post.
2nd Note: Please click on the amazon link BELOW the picture. I do not make a profit from your clicks. Clicking the image of the book will bring you to the image of the book!

Happy Holidays to all and for those who don’t celebrate, stay healthy and I hope your life is filled with warmth and love.
-Colleen

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Wolf Six’s Salvation: A Shifter Love Story [Kindle Edition]
Krista Lakes (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
161 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 22, 2013
A concerned sister…

Chloe Madison would do anything to find her missing brother. When she stumbles upon some information that leads her to a nearby military science facility, she doesn’t hesitate to sneak under the barbed wire fence and steal some files. Everything seems to be going to plan. That is, until a handsome soldier finds her with her hands in his filing cabinet. Instead of reporting her, he lets her go. She hurries home, his golden eyes all she can think of.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Military
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > New Adult & College
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Sports

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Night Angels (Beast & Beauty) [Kindle Edition]
Jessie M (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
139 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 21, 2013
~ Werewolf Erotic Romance ~
Kyle, the twin without…
Until a chance meeting in a wood sets off a chain of events that throw him out of his comfort zone.
The easy rhythm of his titled life is lost forever as he discovers a new world and a very new him.
An animal version. It shocks and arouses him in equal measure.
And her… the one who did this to him… he is drawn inexplicably…
He will be tested and pushed to his limits and beyond…
Beware! Passionate werewolves and strong biker language… Adult material 18+
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters

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See Jack Die (Part 1 in the Paranormal Series) (See Jack Die Series) [Kindle Edition]
Nicholas Black (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
371 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
See Jack Die (part 1 of 5)
by Nicholas Black

Jack Pagan might as well be 4½ months old. He awoke in a hospital after suffering a head injury that left him dead for over 67 minutes. All of his long-term memories were destroyed. Now he has to start his life again. But his accidental flirt with death left him a special gift. In those few minutes as he fades off to sleep each night, and in those early hours of the morning as he numbly awakens… he sees them.

At first, the shadows would just stretch into strange shapes and forms. Jack thought that he was hallucinating. That his medication was playing with his vision. Then the strange shadows began to walk around, moving freely. Jack chalked it up to a brain tumor. Some disease in his cerebral cortex. Schizophrenia, even. Something he could live with.

Now these creatures are not only haunting his nights, but his days. And they have a tendency to show themselves around people who are about to die. Seeking help he turns to a psychic who gives him a very special book. A book that he was destined to find. Jack learns that the only way he will ever know about who he was, is to face his worst fears, and die . . . again.

In a series of incredible twists and turns, Jack finds out that the worlds of the living and of the dead are much closer than any of us can possibly imagine. And monsters . . . are real.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Ghosts
#20 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Horror

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Bad Moon Rising – Wolves / Paranormal Romance (Skinwalkers Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]
Lorraine Kennedy (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
180 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 10, 2013
Wolves are dangerous, but Mya doesn’t realize how dangerous until she falls in love with one.

Mya Reynolds’ life is everything a young college girl could want. She has great parents and an awesome best friend, but the day she stares into the eyes of a gorgeous Native American biker, it all comes crumbling down around her. The love Mya finds with David consumes her body and soul, but that love also threatens to destroy her and everyone she loves.

David Bray isn’t just some ordinary guy; he is the alpha of the wolves known to the Navajo as the Sinapu. It is his duty as alpha to protect the people, but when that duty requires that he kill the one woman that has managed to capture his heart, he is torn between love and what he knows must be done.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #785 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
#24 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires

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INK: Sketches (Book 0 – Part 1) [Kindle Edition]
Bella Roccaforte (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
87 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 25, 2013
New Adult Paranormal Romance story. Twenty-one year old Shay Baynes has always had a different view of the world. But her world view starts to change when her scariest nightmares bleed over into the real world.

No one understands what’s happening or why people are dying, not even Shay. How far is she willing to go to fulfill her dream of being a comic artist? What is she willing to compromise for happiness.

INK: Sketches takes place a little more than a year prior to the start of INK: Fine Lines. This Novella contains background information that is relevant but not necessary to the INK Series. It’s a fun background read, INK: Fine Lines should be read first.

This is part 1 and will be updated.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #848 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#32 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Coming of Age
#60 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal

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BEGUILED [Kindle Edition]
Eboni Snoe (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
275 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 3, 2013
An action packed romantic adventure! Strictly for the money, conservative Raquel Mason agrees to pose as Jackie Dawson for one night. But fate has much more in store when “Jackie” is kidnapped and taken to her home country of Belize. Striking Nate Bowman appears to be running the criminal show, but there are some things about him Raquel just can’t figure out. Like how he insists on protecting her at all costs, and why there is an attraction between them that won’t be denied. From a Mayan bloodletting ceremony to sexual energy being harnessed as spiritual power by an ancient tribe….You’ll be out of breath for more reasons than one with BEGUILED!
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #896 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Romance
#10 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy

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Discern (Discern Saga, Book #1) [Kindle Edition]
Samantha Shakespeare (Author)
3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
350 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: February 20, 2012
February 20 2012 – REVISED and RE-EDITED

Twenty-year-old college student, Haley Helms is compelled to return home to Boulder, Colorado, after her heart is shattered by love’s betrayal. After a chance meeting with an alluring passenger on the plane ride home, her life will never be the same.

Thrust into a once-believed mythical world, she finds out the stranger on the plane–now her college professor–is no ordinary man. Andrew Alexander, an immortal called a Parevite, has spent many centuries, along with the others of his kind, altering much of mankind’s beliefs.

Haley’s soul calls to Andrew and he is hell-bent on winning her heart, no matter the cost. But will his dark side and catastrophic secret destroy any chance?
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,075 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#7 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Science Fiction
#46 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban

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Discord (Discern Saga, Book #2) [Kindle Edition]
Samantha Shakespeare (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
337 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: March 30, 2012
The saga continues as Haley Helms accepts the plight of her new found life with Andrew Alexander. Andrew is determined to ensure their wedded bliss, but Haley isn’t so sure they will ever walk down the aisle. Not only will her strength be tested when she meets the rest of Andrew’s nefarious family of Parevites, but her love for Andrew will, too.

As the life Haley once knew further unravels, she will be forced to make a decision between following her true destiny or becoming immortal and forever damning her soul. Mankind’s fate is still in the hands of the Parevites, but will the eight children unite in time or will ancient rivalries and past loves prevent their unification?

This book is suggested for ages 17 and up–Contains Adult Language.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,108 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#48 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Paranormal & Urban
#77 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal

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Feathermore (Feathermore #1) (Feathermore Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]
Lucy Swing (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
290 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
When the one thing you live for is denied to you, do you let it go or do you fall?

Jade, like any other student at Brushwood High, awaits the start of the school year with a certain measure of dread. Worse, she is being threatened by a voice that only she can hear—a voice that lurks at the edges of her awareness, haunting her and warning her of something unknown. She has always been able to count on her two best friends, Claire and Nate, but can she confide in them now? About this? Would they even believe her?

Life takes a turn for the better when she meets Avan, a darkly handsome new student who, somehow, seems to drown out the voice and make her feel at ease.

But Jade soon comes to realize that good things don’t last forever. When everything spirals out of control, she is shattered by something she never saw coming. Dazed and despairing, she must now overcome tragedy and embrace her true existence and a new but dangerous love. Will she be able to save herself and those she loves, before it’s too late? Or will she let the surrounding darkness consume her?
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,477 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#92 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Romance > Paranormal & Fantasy

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Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) [Kindle Edition]
Tina Folsom (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (571 customer reviews)
262 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 20, 2013
NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Tina Folsom presents:
Vampire bachelor Samson can’t get it up anymore. Not even his shrink can help him. That changes when the lovely mortal auditor Delilah tumbles into his arms after a seemingly random attack. Suddenly there’s nothing wrong with his hydraulics – that is, as long as Delilah is the woman in his arms.

His scruples about taking Delilah to bed vanish when his shrink suggests it’s the only way to cure his problem. Thinking all he needs is one night with her, Samson indulges in a night of pleasure and passion.

However, another attack on Delilah and a dead body later, and Samson has his hands full: not only with trying to hide the fact he’s a vampire, but also with finding out what secrets Delilah harbors for somebody to want her harm.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,095 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#27 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Series
#28 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires

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The Passion Ruby (Gemstone Series) [Kindle Edition]
Eboni Snoe (Author)
3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
219 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 13, 2013
The Myth: The woman born with the Mark of the Stonekeeper possesses the secret of the gemstone…

Practical, level-headed Sienna Russell doesn’t believe the strange legend that has been in her family for generations. Then she learns about a mysterious Ruby that bestows the gifts of joy and unimaginable passion on its owner…

The Man: Drawn into a search for the mythical jewel, Sienna travels from Atlanta to Martinique…and is swept into an affair with Hennessy “Hawk” Jackson, a man with a secret past–and an ability to see the future.

The Adventure: But as Sienna uncovers the shocking truth about her heritage, treachery and greed threaten to tear her from Hennessy’s arms. Is she risking her life on an elusive dream, or a Ruby too dangerous for anyone to possess? Or has she already found something far more precious; a passion beyond compare and a love beyond price…?
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,171 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Metaphysical
#80 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal

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Fallen (Chronicles Of The Fallen) [Kindle Edition]
Julie Morgan (Author), Kim’s Editing Services (Editor), Design by Katt (Illustrator)
4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
166 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 25, 2013
Lisa Adams wants what every other woman wants: The perfect job. The perfect home. The perfect guy. When she receives the opportunity of a lifetime, Lisa has no idea what she’s actually signed up for. Her boss, who is tall, dark and incredibly sexy, starts making advances towards her and she’s having a hard time telling him no. Lisa begins seeing things that are scaring the Hell out of her. Nightmares are leaving her frightened.

Then there’s this new guy that’s come into her life. He brings a new light into the darkness that threatens to claim Lisa. He’s mysterious, heartwarming and kind. Not to mention the most beautiful man she’s ever met. But something with him seems to be off.

Faced with love, seduction, sacrifice and deceit, Lisa will find herself being pulled in two directions; one pursues her to claim her soul and the other will sacrifice everything to save her.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,196 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#8 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
#12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Angels

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Shifter Witch On Hell’s Road: Book One [Kindle Edition]
Trinity Night (Author)
1.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
34 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
It is you who has summoned me.

***Intended For Adult Audiences***
This is a novelette of about 11,500 words that is Part 1 of an Paranormal Erotic Romance Series.
Shifter Witch On Hell’s Road is a spin off of the Spellbound series but can be read independently.

Eva is a scrappy runaway who became an exotic dancer at a club in downtown Seattle after she turned eighteen. One night her world was turned upside down by Julia (the sex witch) and her boyfriend Alexi. The next morning she began to shapeshift into a raven without control. She lost her house and her job and ended up on the street. On top of that, a strange man followed her everywhere she went.

Eva’s had enough and decides to leave town. She drives south in a new VW, a backseat full of new clothes, and a gold card all care of Julia. Eva is on a strip club tour to give her life direction (and because she can’t think of anything else to do.)

Balthazar, who she sarcastically dubs B-Zar, pops into the car, much to Eva’s annoyance. But she lets him tag along as her bodyguard. They make it to the club and sparks fly after Eva realizes she doesn’t like other girls climbing on Balthazar’s lap.

A sudden attack from the forces of evil, sets Eva on a journey she never would have expected. Balthazar is at her side to guide and protect her.
Eva has a lot to learn if she is to fulfill her role. Balthazar must gain her trust and consummate their bond if he is to fulfill his.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,205 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Demons & Devils
#17 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Witches & Wizards
#28 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters

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Cooley’s Panther (Felidae Series) [Kindle Edition]
Jody Wallace (Author)
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
28 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: March 14, 2011
Miss Nicola Johansen, otherwise known as Cooley, relies on the predictability of her suburban subdivision to keep her feeling safe. When she spies a black panther slinking along her back fence in the wee hours of the morning, her comfortable life is shaken like a maraca. Repeated calls to the cops result in an investigation, and a finger of blame gets pointed at the mysterious man who lives down the street. Like the fact his yard is a disgrace wasn’t enough reason to suspect that man of nefarious dealings–the animal pens behind his house are the clincher.

But what happens when Cooley finds out her mysterious neighbor isn’t quite the scofflaw she assumed? What happens when she finds out he’s absolutely…magnetic?

Length: Short Story (6000 words)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,208 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#29 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Werewolves & Shifters
#35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Collections & Anthologies

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Blood Purple (Blood Series) [Kindle Edition]
Ashley Nemer (Author), Katia Vodin (Editor), Tracey Weston (Illustrator)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
163 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: June 30, 2013
Predators & Editors Readers Choice – #3 Best Science Fiction book of 2012

In a world we think we know, live other races entirely hidden from the mortal perspective. Creatures of legend, of fable and myth, their very history and nature have allowed them to walk side by side with humans since time immemorial. They are warriors, they are hunters, and they are Algula. Vampire. And in their own midst, a battle is brewing for supremacy, for dominance, that can and will affect all around them. Old hatred never dies and vengeance is a fiery sword that cuts a bloody swath.
Editorial Reviews
From the Author
Dear Reader:

Writing BLOOD PURPLE was an amazing adventure. It took me on twists and turns I never could have imagined. I’ve been exposed to so much of our world in having to research different locations, dates and times, cultures and historical events. The Algula world and The Blood Series have completely turned my own reality all around.

When you take the time to read this book my goal is for you to be transported away from your day to day worries, your every day life and experience a world of Vampires we had no clue existed.

The Middle East has very little folklore about Algula and Ghul’s so I had to create it from my own imagination. These are not your typical Vampires. In reality, the ‘vampire’ part is very secondary to the actual message they deliver. Which is relationships. Be it brother and sister, mother and daughter, best friend, they all play an amazing role in this world.

So please sit down, lay back, kick up your feet and enjoy my world.

The Blood Series will take you on many adventures, ones you never have experienced quite like this…

–Ashley Nemer
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,348 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#35 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
#49 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction

 

Sunday with free Fantasy and Romance ebooks

Here are a few links to some romance and fantasy books from amazon.

 

Sit Back and Read! And if you get the chance when you finish your book,

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http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Psychic-Dermot-Davis-ebook/dp/B00GGYMDC2
Mr. Psychic [Kindle Edition]
Dermot Davis (Author), H. Raven Rose (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
237 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 3, 2013
Are you ever too old to find not just yourself but the woman of your dreams?
Sometimes you have to lose it all to find everything…
Becoming a grandfather at the age of 60 and divorced with one grown up son, George has only his retirement to look forward to. Carefully scrimping and saving for his future life of expectant ease, he just got the shock of his life: he is let go from his employment.

With his retirement in serious jeopardy, George is thrown into a panicked tailspin. Facing a job market heavily skewed towards youth, he finds out first hand exactly what aging means in this country today. Ignored by employers to the point of invisibility and after many humiliating excursions into the employment market, George takes the only job that is offered to him: he becomes a phone psychic.

In the fight for his own financial survival, George is forced to dig deep and find out exactly what he is made of. And then he meets Mimi. It is in the act of being forced down a path that he did not choose that George finds not just himself but the woman that has been missing from his life, all along.

Had he stayed true to the imagined life that he was sure he always wanted, then true love and true happiness would have passed him right by…

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http://www.amazon.com/Carpathia-Timeline-Scott-Whitmore-ebook/dp/B00ADC8LR4
Carpathia (Carpathia Timeline) [Kindle Edition]
Scott Whitmore (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
220 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 2, 2013
Note: Set in the same alternate history universe, the stories in the Carpathia Timeline stand alone, although some characters appear in both books.

Romania, 1882: After spending years trying to locate and destroy Prince Radu Zeklos, the vampire that killed his fiancé, Daniel Jameson finds a solution to his problem when the King of Romania decides to host an international race of “self-propelled ground machines” through the Carpathian Mountains.

Four nations — Germany, England, France and the United States — are set to take part in the race, and Jameson finds allies in Major William “Stump” O’Brien, the American team’s military liaison, and Olivia Lowenby, the daughter of the man responsible for building the English vehicle and a woman who also desires revenge against the vampire for the death of her brother.

Initially opposed to the race because if successful it will destroy the “traditional way of life” for Romania’s vampires and werewolves, Prince Zeklos has changed his mind. He too seizes the contest as an opportunity to achieve something he has spent years dreaming of: the creation of a new nation of the undead, Carpathia.

With airships battling in the skies and humans fighting undead creatures on the ground, “Carpathia” is filled with action and plot twists as Jameson and Zeklos maneuver to achieve their very different goals.

This edition contains Bonus Features including Fun Facts and sample chapters from “The Devil’s Harvest,” the second book in the Carpathia Timeline.

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Broom with a View [Kindle Edition]
Gayla Twist (Author), Ted Naifeh (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
216 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 5, 2013
Can a good Witch and a brooding Vampire find true love? Especially when the whole world is against them?

The threat of war between Witches and Vampires means England may no longer be safe for a young Witch. Hence, Miss Violet Popplewell is sent abroad under the watchful eye of her great-aunt Vera. Without so much as a bon voyage party, Violet finds herself a visitor to the city-state of X, a mysterious place where magic is used openly and Witches and Vampires live together in harmony. Or at least, they try to get along. Violet’s aunt is shocked to discover that there are Vampires staying at their pensione and alarmed to note that one of the undead is a rather handsome young man.

An outburst of hostilities in X thrusts Violet into the young Vampire’s arms. And, much to her dismay, she realizes she may have accidentally bewitched him with a love charm. Are the emotions that the Vampire feels true passion or just a slip of the wand?

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Eleanor [Kindle Edition]
S F Burgess (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
544 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 13, 2013
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“Most people’s lives begin with their births; mine began with my death.”

In the final moments of her life, the enigmatic Conlan drags Eleanor from her world and into his. Mydren – a vast, majestic land where myths have substance, magic is terrifyingly real and Eleanor is marked for death.

Reborn as an Avatar, the living incarnation of an ancient magic, Eleanor must think fast and act faster if she wishes to survive. This new life comes with a price; Conlan has a vital and dangerous mission to undertake.

Eleanor must learn to control her newfound abilities and cope with a host of dangers both mystical and natural, while helping her fellow Avatars to master their own talents, so they can get the connection between them working.

Can she make ‘The Five’ a force to be reckoned with? Will their deadly enemies destroy them? Can Eleanor overcome her own fears and find the courage she needs to reach Conlan and release him from his dark secrets?

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The Griffin Cryer (Griffin Riders) [Kindle Edition]
Julia Hughes (Author), Mervyn Walker (Editor), Nadica Boskovska (Illustrator)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
134 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 11, 2013
It’s an easy mistake to make – instead of whistling and calling for her dog, fifteen year old Frankie accidentally summons a griffin and his rider from an alternate universe. The Rider is tall, blond and extremely rude. On the other hand, Balkind is the sweetest, most lovable griffin Frankie’s ever met, and she’s determined to help them find a way back to their own world.

In doing so, she becomes aware that her newly discovered talent could be used to transform her own family’s tragic circumstances: Following a freak accident, Frankie’s brother has been comatose for over two years, hovering between life and death. With the mysterious Rider’s help, Frankie summons the courage to venture from her self imposed emotional prison and attempts to bring her brother home.

Dealing with parallel universes, disgruntled warriors, and hungry griffins is the easier part of Frankie’s life. At school, Frankie learns friends can become enemies, teachers aren’t always right, and the boy of your dreams can be all too human. Told in approximately 53,000 words, suitable for young adults, and all those who’ve ever dreamed of riding a griffin.

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Wicked (A Seven Deadly Sins Novel, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Jillian Kleine Der Löwe (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
165 pages
The universe started with a bang… And so does Wicked!

Angels and demons and dragons… Oh my! Earth: it’s the promised land for Kin, beings from the Astral Planes. Some, beings of light. Others, the Fallen, beings of unimaginable evil… Seven Cyn, a confident and empowered modern woman, is Kin and a CIA Operative. With her best friend Leon in tow, she flies to Wales in pursuit of an ancient relic, the Spear of Destiny. Then throw the enigmatic Luc into the mix as he and Sev discover a love that defies the stars. Yet, there is a catch… Sev has been tasked with ending his life. Along with a twisted pixie named Ace, they uncover the location of the Spear and end up in a race against time with the survival of the whole entire Universe left hanging in the balance in a battle between good verses evil. This unlikely odd-coupled menagerie comes up against a shadow government run by Dark Entities and Fallen Angels possessing mortal souls. Will Sev unlock the secrets of the Spear in time to avert universal disaster or will the Universe fall into utter darkness? Has Sev finally bitten off more than she can chew? Filled with believable characters and injected with a heaping dose of sarcasm and wit… And just as many twists and turns; Wicked promises not to disappoint. This lighthearted energetic, fast-paced romp will certainly open your mind and tickle your funny bone. Wicked is kinda like this… Take satirical chick lit… Place that in a contemporary fantasy setting… And then throw in the Apocalypse just for good measure. That’s Wicked! And That + Wicked = Awesome!

Wicked is filled with all of the no-holds-barred thrills of your average adventure. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat as you are transported into the depths of a rich and dark fantasy world not unlike that of your own, but with a few unique and dynamic twists. Take a globe trotting trek into a world where nothing is quite as it seems. Wicked has enough pulse pounding chases, fights, heists, shadow government conspiracy theories and treasure hunts to appeal to not only die-hard fantasy fans; but your average adventure enthusiast. Be prepared for the wild high-flying ride of your life. And just hope that the good guys win.

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http://www.amazon.com/Few-Are-Angels-Volume-1-ebook/dp/B0086Z2KT0
Few Are Angels(Volume 1) [Kindle Edition]
Inger Iversen (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
298 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 22, 2013
After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale–a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past–reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.

Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future.

The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both?

This paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.

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http://www.amazon.com/A-Clockwork-Fairytale-Fantasy-Romance-ebook/dp/B005JERQDG
A Clockwork Fairytale (Fantasy Romance) [Kindle Edition]
Helen Scott Taylor (Author)
4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
256 pages
ook Description
Publication Date: August 25, 2011
A cross between The Princess Bride and Pygmalion!

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http://www.amazon.com/Tethered-Twins-Mike-Essex-ebook/dp/B00AWX69S2
Tethered Twins [Kindle Edition]
Mike Essex (Author)
4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
352 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 30, 2013
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A world filled with twins, tethered together in life and in death.

When Emmie Keyes lives through every agonising moment of her brother’s death she knows with certainty that her life is over. In her broken world everyone is born with a twin, that they share a psychic link with from birth, and when their twin dies their life ends too. Yet despite knowing that her death is imminent she mysteriously cheats fate and survives.

Devastated by the loss of her brother and unsure why she was spared, Emmie sets out to discover the truth. She enlists the help of her best friend to help her track down the most powerful man in the world with one goal in mind; finding the truth.

In this action packed debut novel that is adrenaline soaked from the very first page you will uncover the truth behind the Tethers that bind Emmie’s world with shocking revelations and mind bending twists along the way.

Discover the enthralling new novel by Mike Essex, whose books have been downloaded and loved by over 50,000 readers worldwide.

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Seal-Queen-Sandra-Saidak-ebook/dp/B00CTDZZ2E
The Seal Queen [Kindle Edition]
Sandra Saidak (Author)
4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
241 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: May 15, 2013
Drawing on Irish folklore, The Seal Queen tells the story of Briah, an escaped slave, who finds sanctuary for herself and her unborn child on an enchanted beach. There her life is filled with contented solitude, the joys of motherhood, and even the possibility of love with a merman whose song haunts her dreams.

But Briah’s magical world is shaken when she discovers that her son is the long-awaited savior and future king of the roane (the gentler cousins of the selkies). Briah wants to help these magical creatures but is unwilling to see her son become a pawn in their deadly schemes. Faced with the choice between sending her child to battle his diabolical father or allowing the roane to be exterminated, Briah insists on finding a third option.

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http://www.amazon.com/Battle-Earth-Remastered-Edition-Book-ebook/dp/B0096RXT8S
Battle Earth [Remastered Edition] (Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Nick S. Thomas (Author)
3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Book Description
Publication Date: December 7, 2013
The bestselling epic first book in the science fiction saga ‘Battle Earth’ is back, and better than ever. Re-mastered and with over five thousand words of additional material. Battle Earth tells of humanity’s desperate struggle to survive against an overwhelming alien invasion.

A distress transmission from Mars research colony warns of an advanced and unknown enemy approaching the heavily populated lunar colony. An elite marine unit commanded by Major Mitch Taylor is dispatched to protect the beleaguered civilians. However, the attack is merely a prelude to a massive invasion of Earth.

When the vast enemy mothership smashes through Earth’s atmosphere and deploys in the Atlantic, the armed forces of Earth soon realise they are fighting for the very survival of the human race. As cities fall throughout the world, American and European forces rally together to make a stand as they battle an enemy unlike any they’ve ever encountered.

Battle Earth is a futuristic sci-fi action adventure that chronicles vast and bloody battles following humanity’s first reach into the stars.

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http://www.amazon.com/Sky-Hunter-Targon-Tales-1-ebook/dp/B00EXV57LO
Sky Hunter (Targon Tales 1) [Kindle Edition]
Chris Reher (Author)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
206 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: November 21, 2013
By the author of The Catalyst and Rebel Alliances

Air Command pilot Nova Whiteside is assigned to a remote outpost to guard the construction of a new tethered orbiter, Skyranch Twelve, against rebel sabotage. The difference between the well-ordered Union air fields and this dusty garrison is made painfully clear when she runs afoul a brutal commander of ground troops.

When she is trapped behind enemy lines in a bloody uprising she meets Djari, a civilian whose trust in the governing Union is shattered by what he has witnessed.

Aboard the elegant new space station not all runs according to protocol and she soon suspects that more than farming is being done up there. When she uncovers the treacherous and illicit schemes taking place, it seems that local riots are the least of their troubles.

Sky Hunter is the first of the Targon Tales collection but, like all of the titles in the series, is a stand-alone adventure.

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http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Defenders-The-Black-Orchids-ebook/dp/B00974IOLC
Soul Defenders: The Black Orchids [Kindle Edition]
Carol Van Atta (Author)
4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
358 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: September 6, 2012
Will their prayers move Heaven’s Heart before it’s too late?

When Ted Lyons accepts the new pastorate at Cherry Creek’s Community Church, he has no idea just how handy his former law enforcement skills will become. A murdered pastor, the pastor’s kidnapped wife, and their runaway daughter are only the beginning in a series of problems he wishes were part of a bad dream. Ted soon realizes he’s facing a battle better fought on his knees, in prayer, than with his gun.

As ruthless demons, summoned by an international cult – The Black Orchids – take over the town of Cherry Creek, angelic warriors are dispatched to protect the weary residents and stop a diabolical plan of destruction. By surrendering their lives to God and forming an unlikely alliance, Ted and a rag-tag group of struggling believers work together to slay the shadows of evil that threaten their very existence.

This fast-paced tale of supernatural suspense will thrill fans of Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness and Randy Alcorn’s The Ishbane Conspiracy.

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http://www.amazon.com/Forest-Forsaken-The-Witchs-Snare-ebook/dp/B00BCRURI0
Forest of the Forsaken: The Witch’s Snare [Kindle Edition]
Joanne Brothwell (Author), Karen Rought (Editor)
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
160 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 5, 2013
In this eerie adaptation of Hansel and Gretel, the fairy tale ending may be far from happy.

Following her mother’s death to cancer, Meg’s world crashes in around her. Her father re-marries within weeks of their loss, her witch step-mother is cold and rejecting, and her new step-brother, Joey, has some rather unusual sexual preferences. Meg’s only hope is to move away and leave her father and the tainted memories behind.

When her father forces her to attend his honeymoon with this new and unwanted blended family, Meg finds herself in the remote wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, miles from civilization. Meg begins to see things in the forbidding forest—strange, unexplainable things she believes are the result of compounding stress. But when her father and step-mother disappear, leaving Meg and Joey to fend for themselves, lost and without supplies, she realizes her paranormal visions are not merely her imagination after all.

Meg’s knows of the dangerous and tortured demons of Joey’s past but her heart can’t resist him. Bound together in desperation and fear, their romance blooms bright and all-consuming despite the evil magic of the formidable forest.

Will Meg and Joey find their way back to civilization? Or will their love wither in submission to the shadows within the Forest of the Forsaken?

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http://www.amazon.com/Thieves-Heart-The-Valley-Crescents-ebook/dp/B005SSRQX8
Thieves at Heart (The Valley of Ten Crescents #1) [Kindle Edition]
Tristan J. Tarwater (Author)
3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
211 pages
Book Description
Publication Date: December 8, 2013
Born in poverty, a half-elf in a human city, Tavera lives in a world where she doesn’t belong — until the day she meets Derk. Initiated into the elite group of self-made scoundrels known as the Cup of Cream, Tavera must choose between loyalty to her father and a place as one of the THIEVES AT HEART.

In this book, author Tristan Tarwater explores the development of a young woman, not as prologue, but as a story all its own — a story of struggle, survival and loss, of the family we’re given, and the family we choose for ourselves.

 

 

 

Hope everyone had a good day! Only 2 more days until NaNoWriMo.org ends! Finish those novels!

Hey if you happen to be one of the people working hard to get to the 50k mark for National Novel Writing Month which ends on my birthday,November 30th, keep in going! Don’t give up now, you’re so close and you CAN make it.

Every person who’s written even ten words has a story within them aching to get out and be read by others. Shared and admired.  You CAN do it! I believe in you!

Remember they are giving away two free PRINTED copies of your book if you reach 50k (or over as I did) by Saturday!

 

If you just can’t get the words to flow don’t press yourself. There is always next year and the year after and the year after that.  You know what you are capable of and you should be proud of yourself no matter how much you’ve written.  I am 🙂

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NaNoWriMo! Getting in my 1,667 words per day! & some free books, need reviews!

National Novel Writing Month is here. I missed Friday so I’m making it up today.  Will have 50k words by my birthday, the end date, November 30th.  It’s fun and I bought a usb flash drive bracelet off Amazon and though it tends to be heavy where the usb plugs into the other end, I like knowing my novel is with me. Especially when my last computer crashed taking my main book with it.  That one is on the back burner as I work on this one.  I like the challenge and I have some good people in my life who encourage and remind me to write!

Here is the intro for my novel in progress:

INTRODUCTION:

People all over the world have been left wondering exactly who came up with the idea behind a new hit reality television show. The creators,who are unknown, found twenty former students from Franklin High School located in California, USA, who failed to attend their 25th High School Reunion in 2021 and offered them a chance to play a game to win 5 million dollars. These people were thrown into a reality television show that would follow their every move and record every sound. It quickly became a show heavily laced with fear. As audiences from around the world watched the first High School Reunion Game reality television show which aired from Friday, May 1, 2026 until Friday, July 31, 2026, it soon became clear that this wasn’t merely another basic reality television show but something more like a horror show. Twists came from out of nowhere keeping audiences on the edge of their seats with most wondering how much of what they were viewing was actually legal. Some thought it was complete fiction while others enjoyed the competitions. Audiences gasped, cried, screamed and fought alongside their fan favorites as the show played out over a 3 month period of time or exactly 92 days. There was never any call in numbers to vote for a particular person nor was their ever aired any information on who created this real life drama series.

It was billed as “A Reality Television Show much like Survivor with a bit of Big Brother thrown in and a touch of the scary from Fear Factor.” While the new reality television show turned out to be the most watched television series in the history of American television entertainment not to mention other countries, it also gave the world a surprise that to this day, people can’t stop discussing. This American phenomenon has spread throughout the World with episode’s from season one airing in over 20 countries. The bottom line now is, it has left the world wanting more. Will your high school class appear next on this new hit reality television show, High School Reunion Games Season 2?

In a world where a new television series lasts 1.2 episodes before being pulled and replaced by yet another new television series that lasts maybe 1 more episode longer then turns to the internet to present the remaining previously recorded episodes, reality television shows are a dime a dozen. Every major channel in America has at least one successful reality TV series. Now competing amongst the big names such as Survivor and Big Brother enters High School Reunion Games.

The first season both surprised and horrified American’s so much that the demand for a second season has been overwhelming for the networks hosting the show. The world is using every tool at their disposal to voice their requests including email to virtually anybody they can connect to the series and snail mail but also plastering requests over major social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and submissions of thousands of images and videos via Instagram. YouTube went down for a full day when it became flooded with so many uploaded videos their servers couldn’t handle the data. New pages dedicated to this hit show and images from the first season flood the internet every day. America’s newest hit reality television sensation has found it’s place in American television history! Will we ever know who is behind the creation of this show and will the answer ever come as to if it is truly unscripted reality drama or a show played by paid actors to look like it’s a real game, like Siberia.

Original Data: 3 months/92 days, Friday, May 1, 2026 to Friday, July 31, 2026, High School Reunion Games, Season One: The Class of 1996, Franklin High School, CA USA, Classmate Game Players: Dale Clarke, Aaron Jack, Todd Hendricks, Zach Lee, Jason Schulman, John Berch, Chris Hammer, Sam Chang, Mark Dawson,Orlando Thomas, Jean Stanford, Michelle Xaviers, Nicole Landers, Anna Koppola, Christina Liu, Maria Sanchez, Caleen Jones, Sarah Myers, Laura Apple, Becky Weaver

And since I haven’t done this in FOREVER, Help an author with a review. Get a free book, (Free at the time of this post) and write a review for the author and future readers!  You are AWESOME!

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The Strangers [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Roberts (Author)

184 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: October 23, 2013
CRASH! That’s the sound of Peyton Richard’s life as he’s confronted with destiny. Already dealing with memories he can’t remember and the struggle of balancing a personal life with a supernatural one, he finds a paranormal artifact that changed his life before he was even born. The bright side? He’s not alone in the fight. 
With friends and a deeply paternal mentor, Peyton has been CHOSEN to protect the world from the paranormal threats that seem to seek him out. The question is…what happens when destiny and free-will collide? 

http://www.amazon.com/Wrath-Fallen-Heirs-Book-ebook/dp/B00GKA1Q8O

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Wrath of the Fallen (Heirs of the Fallen Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

James A. West (Author), Darko Tomic (Illustrator)

287 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: November 8, 2013
After learning the shocking truth of the world’s greatest adversary, Leitos Valara must gather an army strong enough to defeat the Bane of Creation. He has few warriors to choose from, and most are unwilling to stand with him. But the final battle between humankind and demon-born will be fought, even if he must face the wrath of the Fallen alone.

http://www.amazon.com/Rubato-Jennifer-Hatcher-ebook/dp/B00EI4U342

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Rubato [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Hatcher (Author)

304 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: July 13, 2013
Unwilling to prey on the lives of others to maintain her own longevity, Sloan Pascal leaves the community of supernatural beings where she grew up. She is adopted by a loving family and has a chance at a normal and happy life until one night she loses control. 

Considered unstable and potentially dangerous, Lucas deGuille has been a pariah at school since his well-to-do father left him and his mom. A genius and a musical prodigy, Lucas seeks comfort in music and in the love and traditions of his mother’s people. 

Sloan’s past threatens to destroy the lives that both she and Lucas have struggled to build. Together they must determine what is truly important and learn to depend on a strength that neither of them knew that they had. Through it all they will learn that love, like music, can transform lives.

http://www.amazon.com/Exclusive-Love-British-Billionaires-Series-ebook/dp/B00FZW9OSC

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Exclusive Love (British Billionaires Series) [Kindle Edition]

Sorell Oates (Author), Book Cover by Design (Illustrator)

152 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: November 8, 2013
Stuck in a small town working for a small newspaper, Katy, 23, longs for a break from her mundane work as a junior reporter. Her big scoop comes with dating website ExclusiveLove.com. The elite company demands women earn $100,000 to be eligible for online membership to date single British millionaires in the USA. Shocked that money CAN buy you love, Katy goes undercover to investigate. 

Sent to the New York office to rescue the failing American branch of his family’s international communications company, billionaire Oscar Woodruff, 35, is swamped by female admirers. Unsettled, lonely and disheartened by the sea of Gold-Diggers, Oscar resorts to boutique dating website Exclusive Love to help find appropriate dates interested in him and not his bank balance. 

With a fake profile online, Katy crosses paths with Oscar and the pair embark on a whirlwind romance. Perfectly matched, the relationship blooms lighting fast. Connecting on all levels from love to lust, the couple can’t get enough of each other. But spending every free moment together, it’s only a matter of time before Oscar learns of Katy’s undercover job. Will her web of deceit to achieve national recognition as a credible journalist tear Katy from her British Billionaire? 

 

This one looked interesting!

http://www.amazon.com/Creepy-Hollow-Fae-Rachel-Morgan-ebook/dp/B009QOLFDM

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An A to Z of Creepy Hollow Fae [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Morgan (Author)

103 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: November 8, 2013
Before Violet met Nate, the human boy who followed her into the fae realm and turned her life upside down, she was the perfect guardian trainee. She followed all the rules and did her best to protect her human assignments. Goblins, ogres, trolls—Vi learned how to handle them all. 
In “An A to Z of Creepy Hollow Fae”, catch a glimpse of some of Vi’s past assignments, and experience the life of a faerie training to be a guardian. 

***Includes the first five chapters of THE FAERIE GUARDIAN, first novel in the Creepy Hollow series***

http://www.amazon.com/Madly-Book-1-Series-ebook/dp/B0064P9O34

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Madly (Book 1) (Madly Series) [Kindle Edition]

M. Leighton (Author)

53 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: November 7, 2011
*This is a novelette that introduces you to Madly*

Madly is your average nearly-eighteen year old girl—for a princess, that is.

Madly James is thoroughly enjoying her internship in the small town of Slumber when the unthinkable happens—there’s a prison break in Atlas, the magically-protected home of Madly’s race. A traitor has set free eight Lore, the spirits of what humans know as fairy tales, and they are making their way to Slumber to awaken their descendants. 

In order to save her home, the lives of her family, and all of humanity, Madly must learn to wield her exceptional powers and recapture the Lore before it’s too late and all is lost. But Madly’s only help are her two best friends and the Sentinel, Jackson Hamilton, that threatens both her heart and her destiny. Madly has loved Jackson as long as she can remember, but he is the one thing even a princess can’t have. Can she resist love to become the queen she was fated to be? Or can she find a way to have both?

http://www.amazon.com/HECHIZO-Enemigos-Oscuros1-Spanish-Edition-ebook/dp/B00GJ77M9K/

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HECHIZO DE SANGRE (Enemigos Oscuros1) (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]

RAFAEL ALCOLEA HAROLD (Author)

39 pages IN SPANISH

Book Description

Publication Date: November 7, 2013
Hechizo de sangre es una apasionante novela que combina elementos sobrenaturales, románticos, e intriga. Este primer libro presenta la saga: Oscuros Enemigos. ¿Podrías enamorarte de tu enemigo? ¿Serías capaz de desafiar a todos por luchar por tu amor? 
Si tu respuesta es sí, esta es tu novela: Hechizo de Sangre. 

SINOPSIS: 
Marc vive en el tranquilo pueblo de Sayville, cerca de Nueva York. Estudia medicina y se ha enamorado de una nueva vecina. El misterio rodea a esta preciosa muchacha. Un día descubre que es vampira, pero ya es demasiado tarde, se ha enamorado irracionalmente de ella. 
Por otra parte, su aparentemente normal familia le esconde terrible secreto: él no es tan normal como cree. Ese secreto hará tambalear el amor entre Sasha y Marc ya que los convertirá en enemigos. 

Marc no imagina lo trascendental que es para el destino de los humanos, los vampiros y el resto de criaturas sobrenaturales que pueblan la tierra. 
Ayúdale a descubrirlo… 

¡Esta apasionate saga repleta de vampiros, magia, amor imposible, e intriga, te cautivará! 

http://www.amazon.com/Firmament-Radialloy-J-Grace-Pennington-ebook/dp/B0085MJKYC

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Firmament: Radialloy [Kindle Edition]

J. Grace Pennington (Author)

215 pages

Book Description

Publication Date: June 6, 2012
The year is 2320. Andi Lloyd is content with her life as the assistant to her adoptive father, a starship doctor, but her secure world turns upside down when she begins uncovering secrets from her past. When her father mysteriously starts losing his mind, she finds that she can no longer count on him to guide or help her. With mutiny breaking out on the ship, and two factions desperate for a valuable secret she holds, she must race to help her father and herself before time runs out.