Six Sentence Sunday


Hello, Sunday visitors and regular readers and thank you for stopping by. Comments last week wanted more, so I’ve just skipped a couple of “boring bits” to reach the point where the characters actually meet. They’re in an inn, Takeshi and Kumar sleep in the men common room, Sarita has a single room and Aishwarya the dancer is not what she looks like… and here she’s leading Sarita to meet her destiny.

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Sarita let the dancer pull her to the other side of the room, where the foreigner sat.

“Would the two of you be so kind as to escort us on a walk to the bridge to take a breath of fresh air?” Aishwarya asked the foreigner and his friend.

“Sure!” the former said immediately.

“Why?” the latter asked, not even looking up.

“Because I’m asking you,” Aishwarya insisted. “Please.”

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Six more next week. I will continue with this scene through the end of May, then move on to another novel for the month of June. If you like what you read, Air is available at Smashwords, for Kindle and in print on Lulu.

Now hop off to the official blog for more Sunday goodies!

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Guest Post: JoAnne Kenrick


Only a few days left to READ FOR A CURE with JoAnne Kenrick’s paranormal romance mystery, When A Mullo Loves A Woman!
All publisher profits, from April 2011 sales, of JoAnne Kenrick’s book will go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program. With a unique take on the vampire genre, When A Mullo Loves Woman revolves around the ancient gypsy legend of the undead — Mullo.

Decadent Publishing, an ebook to print publisher, donates publisher profits from a different book each month, to Relay For Life. Relay For Life is the flagship fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, and provides funding for cancer research and programs to assist cancer patients and their families. Through the month of April 2011, When A Mullo Loves A Woman, a paranormal romance by author JoAnne Kenrick, joins their ‘Read for a Cure’ efforts.

When A Mullo Loves A Woman is available to buy from all major ebook retailers, the print edition is coming soon. Featuring soul sucking mullo (mullo: ancient gypsy legend of the undead), this book is dubbed unique with enough twists and turns to make your toes curl.


Author Information:
JoAnne Kenrick grew up in a small sea-side town in North Wales. Having experienced life in several different countries, she now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two children and a lazy cat. When they aren’t demanding her attention, she can most likely be found watching a vampire movie, reading, or baking up a British feast in her N.C. kitchen. And if she isn’t in one of those spots, she is probably hiding in her writer’s cave or recording her next vlog.


What people are saying about this unique paranormal romance:
“Take a chance on this new author and pick up this book. I was thoroughly entertained by this offering and am sure you will be too” — BittenByBooks
“I got so caught up in it, there were a lot of fun quotes, too. ‘I’m up the ghostie creek without an emf meter is my favorite.” — Demon Lover’s Books And More
“A winning and surprising Paranormal Romance” — The Romance Reviews
“This sexy, fun and intriguing book is perfect for anyone who loves vampires. The hero, Adam, is positively delicious. The heroine, Pearl Kizzy, is fun and spunky. She’s the kind of girl you can imagine being your best friend. There are various twists and turns…so no spoilers here! It’s simple…Love Vamps=Buy this book!” Sara Taney Humphreys, author of the Amoveo Legend books
“When Mullo Loves A Woman” by JoAnne Kenrick is pure fun. Intriguing characters and unique voice give readers a keeper-shelf quality tale.” — Denise A Agnew, author of the Daryk World and Special Investigations Agency Team books, and many more.

Blurb:
She thought the Mullo was just a myth…she was dead wrong.
Adam Flint’s Gypsy visions always guide him to those who need his paranormal gifts. He gets more than he bargained for in Pearl Kizzy, a beautiful spitfire from Liverpool. Adam knows that to save Pearl, he must help her accept her own Gypsy heritage.
Although Adam and Pearl fight their burning attraction for one another, a night of passion sparks memories of their treacherous former lives. Unable to face the loss of Pearl in this century, Adam scrambles for distance from the love of his life. A rejected Pearl falls into the arms of a Mullo — a gypsy legend of the undead–who lays claim to her heart, and her life.
To survive, Adam and Pearl must accept their tragic part, and find a way to kill the undead.




Excerpt:

“Pearl, come out of the rain. You’ll catch your death.”

A strike of lightening blazed up the sky, a brilliant yellow. Was Mother Nature expressing the fury I felt inside? Was I somehow connected to the storm? It felt that way, and I wanted the sounds of the storm to fill me to the brim, leaving no room for confusion. I looked up at the moon and held out my arms. Take me, storm, take me.

Adam grabbed my hand and dragged me under the deck’s roof.

I can’t let the ocean call you to its depths. I won’t let it happen.

I heard what was in Adam’s head. No, I felt it. A panic had taken hold of him. It was gut-wrenching; his heart pounded hard and fast as though he’d lost someone to the sea, a loved one.

“What the hell?” I maneuvered to face him—his arms were still wrapped tight around me. I wiped the sodden hair away from my face and stared up at him. The sense of familiarity flooded me again, and I yearned to bask in the comfort that comes with such closeness. A desire to place my head on his chest and to wrap my arms around him filled me, but I resisted for fear of being pushed away.

“Have you ever met someone for the first time, but in your heart you feel as if you’ve met them before?”

“Yes,” he said. Adam gazed into my eyes, his expression soft and concerning.

“What do you think it means?”

Dunno.”

I loved the vibration of his thoughts. They traveled through me as though they belonged to me. It made me feel close to him. Being with him was like being with an old friend. Frosty-ass comments and all, I wanted to take comfort in him and could resist no more. I wrapped my arms around him and buried my head into his chest. It felt like home. He felt like home.

“Maybe we knew each other in a past life?” I asked, closing my eyes and leaning into the safety of him.



Regards

JoAnne Kenrick


“A winning and surprising paranormal romance.” The Romance Reviews.


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Book reviews: Kellan’s Dragons


Everybody loves dragons. Even the comments to my Six Sentence Sunday snippets say so – we hope Dragons are the next Zombies. Or something. So what do you do when you find a story of dragons that you absolutely love? You write a review and interview the author! 🙂 So, here’s my review of the book. Thursday you’ll hear it all from the author herself!

BOOK REVIEW:

If you like fantasy, and dragons, you’re going to love this book. The voice is fresh, witty and funny, and I had to read it in one sitting. Well, two… let’s say that once captured by the story, I couldn’t put it down until I reached the end. I hope to find more stories like this one soon… and there are more coming apparently, arf! 😀 Oh, and remember the fact that I don’t like “I” stories but I had found one that I very much enjoyed? Well, that’s it. And that I’m not a fan of YA? I forgot about it, this tale was so well written and engrossing, with great humor, that I really look forward to read more!

Find the e-book here at MuseIt up. About the author on the publishing house site (more on Thursday). Because I enjoyed Kellan’s dragons so much, I downloaded also Cody and the Elf. Again an excellent read (third person, yay! :-D), the only thing is… it’s too short! I hope Cody and the Elf will be back in further stories… at least to get their revenge! 🙂

New Year Resolutions


Time to make that list, right? Before stating my program for next year, I’d like to announce I’m taking up a challenge. I’ll be doing the eRace as explained by Dean Wesley Smith. I’m not sure I understand how it works and how to count points, but I’ll figure it out, eventually. Here’s what the points are supposed to be:

—eRace Point System—

Short Story… 1 Point

Collection… 3 Points

Novel….. 5 Points.

Now, I won’t have Short Story collections, but I WILL have novelettes, which I guess can count for 3 points. I also made up my mind about Smashwords pricing: less than 10.000 words – FREE, 10.000 to 20.000 – 1$, 20.000 to 60.000 – 3$ (won’t have anything in that range, though) and 60.000 to 100.000 – 5$ (novels). Which means Jessamine (now over 10.000words) will be 1$ to download, but I will do a free-weekend download for my faithful readers when I put it on. I also updated my author profile on Smashwords, even if I haven’t uploaded anything yet – it’s Christmas, I want to give my beta-readers a break! 😉

I’m also hoping to put out lots of stuff on Smashwords next year, not only for the eRace, but also because I’d love to find new readers, and the quantity certainly helps! 😉 So, here’s how I’ll keep myself busy next year.

NEW NOVEL: historical novel “Knights” (only five votes in my poll were all for the shortest title. You can still vote if you go here).

REVISIONS and subsequent publication on Smashwords and Lulu: Books of the Immortals, starting with Air around April.

REWRITE: sci-fi novel (at the moment in screenplay form) “Soul Stealers”

GRAPHIC NOVELS: continue SKYBAND and maybe write the next one, although I won’t start it until I finish the first! 😉

I could go on until 2015, but as 2012 is the end of the world as we know it, I’ll wait and see what I can achieve next year to begin with! 😉

Have you made your resolutions for the New Year? They don’t have to be all writerly resolutions… share them, you might stick at them once you’ve put them out in the world! 😀

HAVE A GREAT 2011, EVERYBODY!

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