To get anywhere, we often find ourselves giving: free books, time, support, sales, deals, advice, ideas, etc… Generosity has its rewards, and I love to help other authors. So never hesitate to ask me to showcase your latest book or to help you tweet something.
So in that spirit, I’m asking for support for:
- umm, I messed up the first Thunderclap campaign for the Realms Faire, which required I delete it and start over. So would you be so kind as to support the new one? For some reason I keep writing 9’s for November. I think there’s something seriously wrong with me… at least my skills with calendars. So here’s the new promotional campaign for Realms Faire on Thunderclap (we only need a few more)
- and a promotional campaign for a 99c sale of The Initiate on HeadTalker. This one is for me. :D
- plus, I’m recruiting volunteers for shoutouts for my new release, The Reader, Rifters Book 3. Release date is December 1, but anytime after is fine.
And I’m giving back
- I’ll promote you if you wish to donate a prize to the Realms Faire SIGN UP
- I’ll promote your mailing list if you wish to be included in my December post “Stuff Your Stocking” which will highlight free reads for mailing list signups. So yeah, that means you need to be offering a freebie for signups to your mailing list. It’ll fatten up readers’ devices and apps and fatten up your mailing list SIGN UP
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I’m not done giving yet…
New Release – Ghost Dancer
by Christine Rains
The Paramours – ghost hunting with a kiss.
When Nina Azure’s talent as a ghost dancer doesn’t persuade a handsome phantom to talk, she entices him with sizzling sexual energy. Ben Moore’s spirit is tied to this world with guilt, but he breaks his self-imposed silence for the beautiful Nina. Lust makes him fully physical and she loses herself to desire. She must help him carry on to the afterlife, but her attraction to him is immensely powerful. She must push aside her own feelings and let him go—and perhaps find romance among the living.
The 2015 Realms Faire is coming…
12 sites hosting 12 games and giveaways. It’s going to be spectacular. November 9-13. Check out this game…
Riddle Me This
Hosted by Cherie Reich
I am a book so popular they made a movie of me. Within the what if realms I lie. Horror? Fantasy? Or am I Sci-Fi? A riddle every day during the Realms Faire for you to take your best guess and have a chance to win a prize most splendid.
Meet Lady Girdner of the Labyrinth
Also known as Emilyann Girdner
She was born in Germany and raised in Turkey until the age of five. Early on she had a love for stories. Reading books and watching movies and then acting them out with friends or toys gave living an extra flavor. This is likely why she spent the first part of her college career studying Creative Writing before switching to Graphic Design and then graduating with a BFA in Digital Art (2011). She’s now living and working in Florida.
Given her three focus transitions as an undergraduate, it isn’t a shock that she’s a multi-medium lover, exploring writing, digital art, photography, and design. She finds creativity is most fluent when given the opportunity to bounce between artistic outlets.
To truly understand her, there are two things to know. She hopes to share a love for God and others in all she does. She believes that imagination sparks beauty in the soul.
The breath intensifies on my neck. Hands grip my shoulders, and my eyes jerk open in horror. I’m too terrified to look at whatever is behind me.
Hello, my pretty pet,
I knew you were awake.
You should never try to trick me.
I know what’s real and what’s fake.
A raspy voice whispers in my ear. The last word tapers off into a louder growl. I can feel my body shaking now.
Still I haven’t seen a face, but I’m able to observe the strange hands on my shoulders. They look almost like human hands, but they have coarse hair at the knuckles and animal claws instead of fingernails.
Shudders shoot through me when something wet drips on my collar bone.
Abruptly, he releases my shoulders and swings around me, placing a hand on my upper leg. His face is close to mine, and I’m staring into giant round dark eyes. His breath smells like that of an animal as he pants in my face.
He has normal human skin but instead of hair, the top of his head is covered in coarse fur. His abnormally round dark brown eyes make me cringe. Goop is accumulated at the crease of his eyelids. The creature’s ears are small and point up. The sides of his lower lips sag a little. Saliva hangs loosely, waiting to drop. Awkwardly he stares at my face, blinking a couple times.
Silence goes on for so long I can’t take it. “What do you want from me? Who are you?”
The left side of his upper lip rises when he talks. Giant sharp teeth like those of a lion are revealed as he opens his mouth to speak. His words are accompanied by a rumbling undertone.
My pretty pet, I’ve been so rude,
Of course my name you’d like to know.
It is Sir Riddles, if you will.
Think of me as neither friend nor foe.
Instead call me master,
You’ll be glad when you do.
I will teach you tricks,
And possibly even feed you.
His words come out slowly and sometimes aren’t even spoken but instead growled. He lets go of my leg before backing away toward the people chained at the wall. The monster walks with a bit of unsteadiness, but he wears long robes, preventing me from seeing what’s wrong with his legs.
See, these are my pets.
These are good and those bad.
He points at the people chained to the wall, indicating they’re his good pets. His gesture suggests the bad pets are outside the back windows, but I can’t see anyone. Straining to set my eyes on what he’s referring to, I finally make out dead bodies and bones scattered about on the ground outside.
This is my October post for IWSG, a group of writers who meet online the first Wednesday of every month to support one another. Created by Alex J. Cavanaugh, it’s not too late to join.
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