The Man Who Wasn’t There – Part 9

The Man Who Wasn’t There – Part 9

the-man-who-wasnt-thereIt seems there are other conflicts in the group, other than between Chase and Marissa. Brian tells them to air the differences before the ritual, since he’s the one who will be on display.

The others, all of whom had never gotten past kissing and some exploratory groping, were mortified. Ginnifer blanched, staring at Louisa.

“Are you kidding? That’s weird!”

“Maybe so, but you’ll excuse him once you try it. Trust me.”

“Moving on?” Marissa said, her voice high pitched and squeaky.

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The Man Who Wasn’t There – Part 9

Character Quote: Geordie And The Beam Of Light by J.D. Holiday

Character Quote: Geordie And The Beam Of Light by J.D. Holiday

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Cover Geordie And The Beam Of Light 7-27-16“Well, I have an idea!Geordie said. He hurried back into his studio. Loudnoises came from inside before Geordie shouted, I have it!

He came out carrying a sign that read:

DETOUR

PLAY AREA

GO AROUND

“Maybe this will help,” Georgie said. “I have to get back to work. I’m close to a breakthrough. Let me know what happens.”

Cordelia peeked inside the door of the dark studio. She could not see anything. “What are you working on?” she asked Geordie. AAAAAB Geordie Page 5 beam of light racing from the field SMALLER-CLOSER 7x10 SIGN for Online

“The greatest invention ever,” Geordie said. “It will be a treat for all of us.”

Geordie And The Beam Of Light,  Future picture book by J.D. Holiday

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Why Authors Must Learn Social Media: The New Reality

Lately it is becoming more and more common place for agents and publishers to assess an author’s platform.  That means they are looking for authors who can reach the readers they are targeting.  In fact at the Digital Book World Conference & Expo in 2017, representatives from Hachette and Perseus admitted they are checking out author platforms and social media engagement then reporting those findings at their acquisitions meetings.  This shouldn’t be a surprise, literary agents have admitted to doing this for years.  Like it or not, publishers are using social media as a measuring stick so wouldn’t be nice if we could impress or at least pass the inspection?

While doing research for my upcoming book Social Media

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Bio: Rachel Rueben is author of YA, supernatural as well as romance books.  Her work can be found her on the Cereal Authors blog as well as Wattpad.  She is also a blogger at Writing By The Seat Of My Pants where she discusses self-publishing and rarely refers to herself in the third person.

 

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Character Quotes from Heirs of Shakazhan by Dellani

March 31, 2017 by dellanioakes

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Heirs of Shakazhan is book six in the Lone Wolf Series. Sorry, it’s not out yet, but I’m working on it! Wil and Matilda have just had a spooky late night visitor, an apparition which, they reckon, is a telepathic projection. It attacks Mariah, their daughter, first and goes after her nanny. Wil tries to fight it but can’t, but with Matilda, it’s another story. She fights the entity—and wins. It leaves her shaken.

“He was incredibly powerful, wasn’t he?” his question hung between them unanswered for several minutes.

Matilda didn’t seem to be listening, but suddenly she shook herself and looked in his eyes.

“Powerful? Yes. He is quite adept at projecting himself over great distance. I’m still not sure how he does it or how far away he is….”

“Do you know who he is?”

She looked surprised, her eyes going wide. A slow smile crept across her features as she gazed at him.

“What?” He looked around nervously. This was the precise feeling he got when confronted with a lynch mob.

“You mean you don’t?”

Wil shrugged. Matilda chuckled, shaking her head in wonder. She looked self-satisfied and very cheeky, Wil thought.

“Well? Are you going to share?”

“I’m savoring this moment. It’s not often I know something you don’t.”

“Matilda….” His tone was ominous, his manner intimidating.

© 2017 Dellani Oakes

 

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Character Quotes: Captive Memories

Captive Memories 3-14 FINISHED signed logo for book_edited-1Character Quotes: Captive Memories
Hidden in the KOLHOZ* system somewhere in northern Asia since his shoot down in forbidden territory where he knew that if you’re downed there, you’re gone. He had radioed his position but the Vietcong were there and “accommodated” him till his transfer to deprivation. He lost count of the years as he labored at herding cows through murky fields, ankle deep in HIMNO and always silently singing the Four Tops, or -whispering bits of Browning and resentment.
In the terminal, Nick asked, “Am I free?”
The Attache said sharply, “Yes, but the President will want to meet you.”
Nick had already walked out into the liberating rain having nothing to look back on.

*Kolhoz was a collective farming system

~ from Captive Memories by J.D. Holiday, in STORIES AND IMAGININGS FOR THE READING SPOT.

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The Book Report: And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso

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I love this heartwarming family tale,‘And The Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso!’ It is beautifully written and I could not put this book down.
It is about a large family handling the constant changes in their lives as the grow up and the heartbreaking lost of one young daughter. The story is part family struggles;  part lost, and part romantic comedy. Think a touch of the TV show The MIDDLE’s Mike and Frankie.
Micki Peluso’s descriptive style as well as her description of emotions and places add charm and meaning to the story. She defines each of her children and family members well. I feel that I really know this family.
When I got this book I was worried about how I would be emotionally while reading it having lost members of my own family. I rarely  read non-fiction. But in truth, I was able to fully relate and see parts of my own life that would have been upsetting, now with clarity.