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

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Vrozia’s OUTERBORDERS!

My ebook is free at amazon until 12/13/14 and then when I can figure out how to keep it free it will be free!

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Awakens-Paranormal-Young-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B00QPRMJ60

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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.

Mental health and Foggy Days & My first book is published and available on Amazon!

This Is Life

My son is in the hospital for depression. It’s been hard but his father drove me to see him on Saturday and Sunday. His 72 hour hold is over and he will be discharged on Wednesday.  It was one of the most hardest things I have ever done. To bring my son to crisis where he was taken back behind many locked doors by these very big men. Then they moved him by ambulance, totally strapped down from neck to feet more than an hour away.

Other than missing his handheld gaming system, food at home, and some other regular day comforts, he is doing quite well. I just pray that this is helping him as his life is just beginning and I need him to thrive while he survives.

On another note, our neighbors had a party last night and they turned their sound system all the way up. God says to forgive your neighbors but I found it hard because I already had a migraine and they do not care what time it is or how loud they are or to be courteous to thy neighbors. I called the police the last time they did this and they threw eggs on our cars. But on that occurrence their sound system was maxed out and on both times, the chairs we sat in vibrated from their pounding, swearing music.

My mom’s multiple sclerosis has not improved rather it is weakening her further. She couldn’t get pills down her throat without gagging so she’s wearing a cervical collar and it helps like magic! I am a caregiver to both my mom and grandma who;s leg was amputated in April of this year. I am a mom of two boys I love dearly and guardian of four cats that do not always get along and I am constantly cleaning up their messes as one overeats and up it comes while another overeats and makes a mess in both ways which can get pretty stinky, poor maine coon kitty. So furry. While our cat that overeats got bitten by another one of its siblings, I took him to the vet a week ago and he’s 21 pounds. He is doing much better now.

My happiest note is that I took my book I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org and I ordered the proof paperback and published it on Amazon!  I want it available as free so I’m going to have to figure it out as it would not let me do that. The lowest I could go was $0.99 and I am all about free books!

I will gladly send a copy to anyone who would be willing to write a review for me. This book was written in thirty days and edited in fifteen days by myself. It is just the beginning as I have one more complete novel that is my jewel that I am editing right now.

We have super foggy nights and mornings and I hope  that people drive safely! It didn’t rain but the cars drive by making that swooshing sound from the wet pavement.

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http://www.amazon.com/Love-Awakens-Colleen-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00QPRMJ60

I am going to give a paperback copy away in goodreads once I finish the proof.

Have a handful of free ebooks from Amazon today! p.s. my 10 yr old loves his trumpet

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Selection-Forces-Nature-ebook/dp/B008SCE93G/
Natural Selection (Forces of Nature) [Kindle Edition]
Elizabeth Sharp (Author)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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http://www.amazon.com/Demons-Within-Unholy-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00CRECUEG

Demons Within: Unholy Fire (Book 2 of The Hidden Evil Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]
J. Thorn (Author)
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Khet-Chronicles-Blood-Ties-ebook/dp/B007IDQP42
Khet Chronicles: Blood Ties [Kindle Edition]
Marcus Twyman (Author)
4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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http://www.amazon.com/Isle-Destiny-Druids-Series-ebook/dp/B001XUQX6G
The Isle of Destiny (The Druids of Destiny Series) [Kindle Edition]
Shanna Murchison (Author)
5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)

 

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Chronicles-Dragon-Dragons-ebook/dp/B00BFF891G
The Chronicles of Dragon: The Hero, The Sword and The Dragons [Kindle Edition]
Craig Halloran (Author)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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http://www.amazon.com/Bone-Beginnings-Alexas-Travels-ebook/dp/B005LD2UN6
Bone Dust & Beginnings (Alexa’s Travels) [Kindle Edition]
Angela White (Author), Daryn Malof (Editor)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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http://www.amazon.com/List-Unseen-Chronicles-Lumineia-ebook/dp/B00D8PW43U
The List Unseen (The Chronicles of Lumineia) [Kindle Edition]
Ben Hale (Author)
4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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http://www.amazon.com/Healing-the-Hunter-ebook/dp/B00BV0OJYQ
Healing the Hunter [Kindle Edition]
K.C. Taylor (Author)
3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Wednesday September 12, 2013

 

Here is a list of free books from Amazon, they were free at the time of this post. I hope your Tuesday is good to you! Colleen

http://www.amazon.com/Spades-Book-One-ebook/dp/B00AJXUYS6

Spades Book One [Kindle Edition]

Kristy Evans (Author)

 

Bluehour (Watermagic Series, #1 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brighton Hill (Author)

 http://www.amazon.com/Saved-Book-Shadow-Vampires-ebook/dp/B0057QNNP6

Saved (Book #1 of the Shadow Vampires) [Kindle Edition]

Allegra Skye (Author)

 

My Soul to Keep (The Soul Keeper Series – Young Adult Paranormal Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Solis (Author)

 

Glimpse (Zellie Wells #1) [Kindle Edition]

Stacey Wallace Benefiel (Author)

 
 

The Deepest Cut (a MacKinnon Curse novel, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

J.A. Templeton (Author)

 

Just Plain Weird [Kindle Edition]

Tom Upton (Author)

http://www.amazon.com/Beginnings-The-Trifectus-Series-ebook/dp/B00AU73D70 

Beginnings (The Trifectus Series – Book One 1) [Kindle Edition]

Logan Byrne (Author)

 

Dazzle (Delaney’s Gift #1) (Delaney’s Gift Series 1) [Kindle Edition]

Amber Garza (Author)

 

Verity (Cursed #1) [Kindle Edition]

Claire Farrell (Author)

 

Between The Land And The Sea (Marina’s Tales) [Kindle Edition]

Derrolyn Anderson (Author)

 

The Emerald Talisman (Talisman Series, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brenda Pandos (Author)

 

Broken (Reflections) [Kindle Edition]

Dean Murray (Author)

 

Blood Like Poison: For the Love of a Vampire (Book 1, Blood Like Poison Series) [Kindle Edition]

M. Leighton (Author)

 

Valkyrie – the vampire princess’s clothes [Kindle Edition]

Pet Torres (Author), Pet Torres Books (Illustrator)

 

CLOCKWISE (book one in the Clockwise series 1) [Kindle Edition]

Elle Strauss (Author)

A little bit for Monday

Monday September 9, 2013

 

Here are some seriously cool YA books I stumbled across while doing some research for another story that popped into my head. And Laundry!

Best Sellers in Children’s Fantasy Books

This one has no reviews, Get a free book and leave a review for other readers!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cull-ebook/dp/B00E8T0Y3W/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Hounds-Chronos-Series-ebook/dp/B008SV7UXI

http://www.amazon.com/The-Promise-Coven-Series-ebook/dp/B00ES1KOC6

http://www.amazon.com/The-Apprentice-Rogue-ebook/dp/B00BLRM220

http://www.amazon.com/Reckless-Free-Preview-Mirrorworld-ebook/dp/B003ZYF7UQ

http://www.amazon.com/ELFIN-VOYAGERS-BOOK-middle-grade-ebook/dp/B00EV5VJ7I

http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Burns-Unforgiven-Series-ebook/dp/B00C1137XS

http://www.amazon.com/Atazia-ebook/dp/B00BSK6KSC

http://www.amazon.com/Zelda-Crystal-Slippers-Adventures-ebook/dp/B00AP5NWAA

http://www.amazon.com/Josiah-Grimshaw-Morgan-Sisters-ebook/dp/B00A37SE0I

http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Calling-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B009IYB5FI/

http://www.amazon.com/Python-Steps-Tasono-Totems-ebook/dp/B00DQH4AZK

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Wolf-Darkness-Unleashed-ebook/dp/B0060E3ZXO

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Prince-Emperor-Occultoria-ebook/dp/B00CJ1EQSK

 

 

Render – Excerpt by Stephanie Fleshman

Please enjoy this fun, playful excerpt from Render by Stephanie Fleshman.  Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

Render:  An Excerpt

I spin around and pull her to me, sighing as her arms lock around my neck. I lower my face to her hair, turning it into the curve of her neck to breathe her in.  Her body molds to mine, lithe and boneless, and my arms swallow her as I tighten my hold. It softens all the hard points, the tension I’d been holding onto, smoothing the muscles in my shoulders and back. “You have great problem-solving skills, by the way,” I tell her softly in her ear.  Keeping her arms around me, she leans back against the wall to look at me, a baffled expression on her face, whether in relation to the compliment or the unexpected direction in conversation, I don’t know.  “Do I?” Her voice lifts in a flirtatious pitch.  “Mmm. It’s why I asked you out,” I tease. “You solved most of my problems just by agreeing.” Looking back, I realize just how true this is, though I doubt she’ll take me seriously.  Her lips curl in an obliging smile, and her eyes say it all, disbelieving in their beauty, corroborating what I already knew. But she’s still smiling, and I alone am responsible for that.  She curls her hand around the side of my neck, and I feel her thumb glide over the scar behind my earlobe, one I incurred at fourteen, when Lukas slammed my head into the bathroom mirror. Then I broke his collarbone. Both of us ended up in the emergency room that morning, an incident that resulted in our father leaving for work a half hour later. It’s always quieter when our father is home.  “How are you doing?” she asks, looking up to search my eyes.  I slide my hands from the small of her back to her waist, as my gaze sweeps from shoulder to shoulder. I can already feel the ground of normalcy beneath me, her presence holding the pieces of my life together, when it seems everything can come apart at any moment. “Good now that you’re here.”

This seems to make her both happy and sad. A look of gloom passes over her face even as a small smile touches her lips. Then her eyes trail down the front of my body, taking in my suit jacket and pants. “You look like a lawyer,” she comments. “Straight from the courtroom.” I can’t remember a time when she’s ever seen me in a suit. The closest is the tux I wore to her senior prom two months ago, which is not much different than what I wear now. “It suits you.” I raise my eyebrows in doubt. “What? Looking like a lawyer?” “Not just a lawyer. You look…professional.” Then, with a full smile, she adds, “I like it.” “Ah,” I say, mirroring her smile as I grasp her meaning. “I like that you’re my biggest fan.” Her teeth shine bright against her tan skin. She drops her arms to her sides, and I lace my fingers through hers. She smells of honeysuckle, vanilla, and lavender all at once, with soft underlying notes I can’t name, a scent that swirls inside me, tantalizing every cell in my body.   I lean forward, canting my head slightly to fit my lips to hers. I have to fight to keep the rhythm slow, to savor every second. But when her mouth opens, urgency builds within me, and I press farther. Too soon, though, she’s pulling away, leaving my blood pumping in a hot stream and my heart pounding against my chest. I place a hand on the wall behind her and lean forward, closing the narrow space she’s put between us. “I wasn’t finished,” I say. I’m already tilting my head to kiss her again when she stops me with one word. “Wait.”  “Wait?” I mutter against her lips.  I feel her palms on my chest, easing me back. It’s hard to concentrate on anything but touching her, but I slowly resign myself to the conversation that is apparently inevitable, when my only instinct is to kiss her. I straighten and meet her eyes, which does nothing to tame my thoughts. “I got your note,” she says.

 When I started mowing Mrs. Whitney’s lawn, Elizabeth gave me a key, so I could let myself in when they weren’t home. In the beginning, I would leave Raya notes on her dresser, not knowing at the time that she’d actually keep them. When she showed me every note I’d ever written her, my first instinct was to laugh, because it seemed senseless. But then I saw how impressed she was and felt empowered that I could make her so happy. She probably has a shoebox full of notes by now.  I back her against the wall until we’re touching from hips to shoulders. Her eyes, as warm and green as summer leaves, meet mine. She’s looking at me as if I did something amazing, but just in case, I ask, “Is that all?  Or is there something else you want to add, because I’d really like to kiss you right now?”  Her eyes dip momentarily to my mouth. “I was going to thank you for the note, but you distracted me.”  “You don’t need words for that.” 

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About Render:  A betrayal born of blood. A curse for a gift. A love worth saving…

Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan–until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives.

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Stephanie Fleshman graduated with a degree in psychology and has family throughout the United States as well as in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece.

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