A-Z CHALLENGE CALENDAR

Thursday, 17 April 2014

LETTER "O" - A-Z CHALLENGE

A to Z Team [2014]

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian



 "O" is the letter for todays A-Z Challenge. And once again I have a teaser from "Forces of Mist."



Over and out.” Sarah turned off the radio and turned towards Jennings, “Well, I suppose we need to pack up.”



They busied themselves stowing their belongings into the vehicles. Roberts organised what he needed for the journey from his own vehicle and stored it into Sarah’s truck. He was not a happy man. Not only did he have to continue the mission in this stupid woman’s company, but Jennings had been given permission to take away his truck, leaving him in her control. Plus he could not understand why the Commander was so insistent about bringing the boy they had found back to base in such haste. It was puzzling.



Sarah noticed while they packed that Spank was mirroring James. Wherever the boy went, Spank followed. Watching the display made her smile and she decided that Spank would return to base with James and Jennings. It would be safer for him and she also thought James was in need of a friend.



About an hour or so later, there was no trace of them left or of their camp and not one footprint left on the cave floor. Part of their training was to leave no evidence of their existence behind.



“Well it’s time to leave. James, I want you to take Spank back with you. Okay?”



The boy’s face lit up, “Thanks!” he replied and raced over and wrapped his arms around her. She tossed her arms around him giving him a light hug. She ruffled his hair on the top of his head in a motherly way and smiled into his bright eyes.



“Jennings, take care of both of them for me.” She instructed.



He nodded in response.
 

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

LETTER "N" - A-Z CHALLENGE

A to Z Team [2014]

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian



"N" already, where has April gone? One day left until Easter weekend.

Here is another excerpt / teaser from a sci-fi, dystopian novel I am working on, titled "Forces of Mist." I hope you like it.

None of your god damned business.” She huffed and stormed off in the direction of her targeted area.

Carefully investigating the base, both Sarah and Roberts cautiously made their way through the complex with weapons drawn. What surprised Sarah, was the evidence left behind. The alien forces had not confiscated vital equipment and there was no sign of any conflict inside the base. It looked like the humanity living in the area had simply packed what they could in a desperate effort to escape and the debris left behind had been created in their haste to leave.

She found no evidence that the alien force had been inside the complex. This made her feel uncomfortable because this meant it was more than likely they would be back to search it and she did not want to be anywhere near here when they did.

They needed to hurry, find this weapon and get the hell out.

Looking quickly at the map to ensure she was heading in the right direction, she happened to notice movement from the corner of her eye.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

NEW RELEASE - DESTRUCTION BY SHARON BAYLISS


Introducing a new dark wizard family drama, Destruction by Sharon Bayliss, Book One in The December People Series.
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David Vandergraff wants to be a good man. He goes to church every Sunday, keeps his lawn trim and green, and loves his wife and kids more than anything. Unfortunately, being a dark wizard isn't a choice.

Eleven years ago, David's secret second family went missing. When his two lost children are finally found, he learns they suffered years of unthinkable abuse. Ready to make things right, David brings the kids home even though it could mean losing the wife he can’t imagine living without. 

Keeping his life together becomes harder when the new children claim to be dark wizards. David believes they use this fantasy to cope with their trauma. Until, David's wife admits a secret of her own—she is a dark wizard too, as is David, and all of their children.  

Now, David must parent two hurting children from a dark world he doesn’t understand and keep his family from falling apart. All while dealing with the realization that everyone he loves, including himself, may be evil.


Destruction (Book One of The December People Series)





The Author

Sharon Bayliss is the author of The December People Series and The Charge. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living happily-ever-after with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). She only practices magic in emergencies.

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!



You don't want to ruin the book for others! 


18170757 Libera Me 

(Requiem #2)

The line between good and evil has never been so blurred.
Aydan wants to believe Nesy has returned to him in Vanessa. But her lack of memories and incessant nightmares begin to erode his faith. Zane is used to trusting his mind, his wisdom and his angelic senses. But these attributes are no help with Vanessa. He has no way to be certain of her true identity. That is, unless he listens to the one thing he has refused to acknowledge throughout his existence - his feelings for Nesy.

Blind to both angel and demon, Aydan and Zane must now figure out the truth behind Nesy's identity before all is lost, Azza discovers the truth and the Beast is again unleashed. 


MY TEASER: 
 

LETTER "M" - A-Z CHALLENGE

A to Z Team [2014]

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian



 "M" is the letter for today and once again I have another teaser from "Forces of Mist," a dystopian, sci-fi still in the making. I hope you are enjoying the short excerpts, which as you know are being posted in a random order from the novel.


Many confusing thoughts and feelings about Jackson revolved through her mind, some revealing she could trust this Mist Warrior, others showed his malicious side and her imagination showed no mercy, revealing what he could do to her.

Tortured by this continual bombardment, Sarah thought she might go mad. Hours passed and her stomach ached with lack of food and she desperately needed to use a bathroom. Her body was cramping up and her legs were aching from the lack of movement.

Finally, she drifted into an uncomfortable sleep and soon after awoke to the sound of the crunching of metal which she presumed was the roller door opening.

The container she was hiding in began to shake, someone was pushing it along. Sarah could hear the muffled grunts of the people dragging it and she curled in on herself, wrapping a sheet around her body, hoping to avoid detection.

The lid of the container never opened, the whole unit was pushed up a ramp and secured into a truck. What, did the aliens actually send out their laundry to be cleaned? Did they have a laundry service somewhere her on the surface?

Many scenarios of how she would attempt her escape ran through her mind, until finally she got the nerve to lift the lid of her refuge. Looking cautiously around, Sarah was relieved to find no one in the back of the vehicle with her. It was filled with similar blue lidded containers, identical to the one she was hiding in.

Monday, 14 April 2014

LETTER "L" - A-Z CHALLENGE

A to Z Team [2014]

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian






Leaning closer to Jackson, she lent her head upon his shoulder. Sarah needed to feel Jackson's mist surround her. She felt comforted by the tendrils, wrapping themselves around her body, sending tingles along her skin. When she lifted her head from his shoulder to look into his brilliant eyes, Jackson bent to caress her lips along the side of her neck, moving upwards in soft kisses, until he reached her lips. His arms lifted her across the expanse of the car interior with little effort and he hugged her body into his lap.


The kisses between them were lit with a passion Sarah had never felt before, and she knew she would be thinking of this moment with Jackson for a long time to come.


Eventually, Jackson broke away and gently caressed his fingers across her cheek, whispering in a fevered voice, “You had best go now, my love.” Kissing her once more, he opened his door and dropped her gently to the ground.


“Go, my love. Be safe. W e will meet again.”


Sarah was awestruck and for a few moments stood where he had placed her, unmoving.


Jackson started the vehicle and slowly turned it away from where she was standing to head back into Sydney.


Sarah stood in the darkness watching the headlights of Jackson’s vehicle move away. Feelings of sadness, longing and passion were jumbled together and she shook her body to regain some control before moving towards the hidden panel to enter the code to unlatch the door.

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