Tick Tock a Reaper’s Knock

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The rules for the dead have always been different. From ghosts within graveyards and vampires versus the sun, even demons have their do and do nots when it comes to survival. However, for Wraiths and Reapers, rules are fluid. And when Death is your concubine, the only steadfast rule is that sooner or later, the end comes for us all.

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Vote for this anthology

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So every once in a while I dibble and dabble in short stories. Help us make this anthology a winner. Follow the link below and vote for Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban legends. And don’t forget to check out the story (Shadow Ink) by my alter ego Aziza Sphinx in the anthology.

Link: http://critters.org/predpoll/antho.shtml 

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More Stories

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So this is how I am starting 2017. A new story in my head keeping me up all night. I don’t know whether this is a good thing or a bad but I suppose I won’t know until I put pen to paper. Good Morning 2017.

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My character’s gift to me

2017 here we come.

The Ana'Gia Wright Way

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I thought I was done

I’d planned moving on

But they seem to have other plans

So I bow to their whims

I’ll see where it ends

For my mind is their fertile playground

The line they repeat

I’m up on my feet

Seeking a pen and pad

For the lines must be written

The characters now smitten

Else the writer in me soon go mad

So I sit at my desk

And tend to their mess

The details they will reveal

Their stories they tell

The verses they meld

We shall see which one they will kill.

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7 Author Ideas for an Amazing Live Book Launch

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Mary Kleim | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksThis is a guest post by Mary Kleim, who works in the digital sphere. She is also a guest blogger who shares her online marketing experience on sites dedicated to creativity, self-development, writing, and digital marketing. Connect with Mary on LinkedIn.

I particularly like how she combines an online launch with a real-world event – something you don’t read about too often.

7 Author Ideas for an Amazing Live Book Launch

Kindle | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksWhen you are about to release your writing into the world, you want to attract as big an audience as you can. But how can one prepare for an eBook launch and turn it into a success? One idea is to combine both a real-world event and an online one by inviting people to a venue such as a library or a bookshop on the day of the launch.

Having a good strategy can help you prepare…

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They need the Burning Queen

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“My lord. The furnace thirteen just went down.”
 
N’atas slammed a tight fist onto the top of his brimstone table, the others in the room still continuing on with the meeting as if nothing had happened. They were good patsies. They do well with what they are told. He expected as much from his sons. But that’s not what he needed right now. He’d made a mistake and he was finally ready to admit that.
 
“We have to get her back, but she mustn’t know the plan.”
 
“Understood my Lord.”
 
Leaning back in his chair, N’atas accepted that his kingdom needed his daughter. In the end, the only one who can save them now was the burning queen.
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Playing with Lucid

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So occasionally I like to do those random quizzes and had some interesting results when toying with an excerpt from my story Lucid. Most of you probably have no idea who Vladimir Nabokov is but I studied his work in one of my theory courses and I think I agree with this one.

Excerpt entered:

I’ve often questioned if the weather and my emotions shared a common thread. Many a morning have I awoken to a smile on my lips and sunshine basking  across my face. And just as many days has the rain accompanied the heaviness inside, one I cannot explain and ignore most of my waking days. Does one cause the other? Does the whisper of the wind sing my spirit? Or maybe, just maybe, when I walk with the loneliness, the universe shares in my sorrow and spreads its wings over the world in a cleansing mist. The close of spring and welcome to summer escalated the shift in the weather, my emotions tugged along in the ebb and flow of the end of the blossoming of May flowers and the scorch of the blaring summer sun. The storms grew in intensity, whipping winds accompanied sheets of rain, the few and far between as the days grew longer.

 

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