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HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

http://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Book-One-Protector/dp/1447875591/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422879701&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=he+came+for+me+book+one+in+the+protector+serieshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-came-for-me-book-one-in-the-protector-series-c.-m.-brown/1113030642?ean=2940011475573

HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996         http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/he-came-for-mine?keyword=he+came+for+mine&store=ebook




Monday, 30 April 2012

TEASER TUESDAY




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/
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!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

THIS WEEK I HAVE CHOSEN 
“PURE"
BY

JULIANNA BAGGOTT

Pure (Pure, #1)

BLURB:


We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . . 
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.


Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . . 
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her. 


When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.





HERES MY TEASER:


She sees a group of kids, not too much younger than she is.
Two of the – twins both with mangled, rusty legs exposed a bit below their skirts – are swinging a rope for a third with one whittled arm who hops between them. They chant:


Burn a Pure and breathe the ash.
Take his guts and make a sash.
Twist his hair and make a rope.
And use his bones to make Pure soap.
Washy, washy, washy. One two three.
Washy, washy, washy. Pure is me.


Sunday, 29 April 2012

A - Z CHALLENGE - LETTER 'Z'

THE STORY CONTINUED:
Z ionist’s allowed bureaucratic countermeasures diplomatically ending feuds. Griggs, Hanson, Ingham jointly kindled long manoeuvres.  New organised payments quickly resulted, surprising troubled units, vanishing                                                            weaker xtremist youth



WORLD OF AIDENSDEIN FROM -

The Protector Series:

Zane, is also a Protector who makes an entrance in the second book. He offers to stay on Earth and guard Jazz from threats.


WOW! 
THE END OF THE A-Z CHALLENGE! 
AND
 I SURVIVED!

Thank you and welcome to all my new followers!
Thank you to my older followers,
for being patient 
and understanding that
I have been very busy!
I promise I will visit soon!

This has been my first time 
participating in this challenge
and I must admit
I had a ball!


I'd like to thank all of the organizer's of the A-Z Challenge
for a job well done!
Congratulations!





NEARLY THE END OF THE MONTH!

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Almost the end of the month and time to post how my goals have progressed for
'Are You Writing Now'?
  1. A-Z Challenge - One more day before I can state that I have officially survived, but unless something very unfortunate happens with my internet overnight I believe I can say "I SURVIVED!" - Although I did not get round to visiting every site on the list I did visit about 1,000.
  2. My WIP - I typed up what I had penned and decided to extend the story further. I have edited and revised the first part already typed and have written a fair bit to the extension - so must say all is going well!
  3. And I have written a small amount on the new story, not a great deal but the ideas are forming!
  4. I also took on a critique/beta task for a blogger buddy and have almost completed that as well, which she will be happy to hear!

So I must say even though it was a challenging month I did fulfil  my set goals! I can let you in on a little secret how I accomplished all of this - I had a two week break from my day job which allowed more time to complete all of the above.

I also spent lots of time lounging around on the beach, shopping and taking long walks along the beach. The weather was great!

Here are some photos of the beaches I frequent regularly:

MAROOCHYDORE BEACH
ALEX HEADLANDS 
MOOLOOLABAH SPIT








Rachael Harrie from Rach Writes has invited A-Z Bloggers and others, to take part in a Challenge on her site for the month of April while the A-Z Challenge is operating.

She is asking for Blogger's to write a short story/flash fiction/poetry/other writing in the comments section of this post. The entry should be based on this picture and should be less than 150 words.



In keeping with the A to Z Blogging Challenge,
the entries should also comply with the following, based on the day you write your entry (for consistency, we'll be working in US EDT time):

Sunday April 29 - free choice - no requirements for your entry. Alternatively, for an added challenge, see how many words beginning with the different letters of the alphabet you can include.

HERE IS MY THIRD POST TO RACH'S CHALLENGE
IT INCLUDES A WORD USING EVERY LETTER FROM THE ALPHABET AND IS UNDER 150 WORDS:




I pondered the legend of the monster, which supposedly existed under the now murky water, as I looked out across the lake. Monsters, of course they didn’t exist!

I picked up the perfect rock, smooth and thin to skim across the surface. Maybe I could beat my own record of seven skips. Facing the water, I lifted my arm to the right angle and projected it across the surface. One, two, three, it zigzagged to the right, four….

A splash behind me.  I jumped and lost count.  I turned to leave as a dense mist rolled in, but something grabbed my ankle. I started to panic as I was dragged closer to the water.
 
Viscously struggling with my captor, my heart beat faster!

Ha, ha! Laughing, I could hear laughing? I looked up to see young Xander pointing to my feet and Kirk rising quickly from under the water!





DON'T FORGET THERE IS ONLY A LITTLE OVER ONE DAY LEFT FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF 
'HE CAME FOR ME', 
BOOK ONE IN 'THE PROTECTOR SERIES' 


FROM 




Friday, 27 April 2012

A - Z CHALLENGE - LETTER 'Y'











http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

THE STORY CONTINUED:


Yearly zealous accounts began cleverly debating efficient fundamental gains.


Higher invasive jurisdictions knowingly left militant networks odious, promising quick results, stopping technically undetermined  vanquished warrant xclusions. 




WORLD OF AIDENSDEIN FROM -


The Protector Series:




Yolanda, is also a character who will be introduced in the second book of the series and therefore so as not to give away any spoilers, I can not reveal very much about her.


Yolanda, means purple flower, she has deep violet eyes and long black curly hair.








Paper Canvas Tapestries Collaborat​ions


A Collaboration created 

to donate funds to Charity



Read the first part of this story here:


Read the second stage of this story at 


Read the third stage of this story at Deniz Bevan's


So now you need to visit Ozlem Yikick's site 

to continue the

 story!








Thursday, 26 April 2012

A - Z CHALLENGE - LETTER 'X'


http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

THE STORY CONTINUED:

x terminating Zionist’s, Abe believed could


determine endgame figures, giving higher


interrogation judgements keen lengthy


measures, not opposing periodical questioning



regarding serious testaments,



unleashing verified watchdogs!








WORLD OF AIDENSDEIN FROM -
The Protector Series
xavier, partner to Bliss, friend to Seb and Vern is also one of the Protectors sent to guard the Chosen One.  He has blond hair and blue eyes, a typical surfer look about him. He has a kind heart and will do anything Bliss asks.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A - Z CHALLENGE - LETTER 'W'





http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/



THE STORY CONTINUED:

Without xamples young Zionist’s again began clever
demonstrations, endorsing fear!  Griggs having intelligence
jargon, killed Liam Miles, never opposing personal questions
regarding serious terrorist units.




WORLD OF AIDENSDEIN FROM -
The Protector Series:
Waratah, which means red flower, enters the story in the second book of the series. She has curly red hair and eyes the colour of emeralds.
Unfortunately if I tell you anymore about Waratah, I would be giving away spoilers, so I shall not say another word.

DON'T FORGET TO VISIT
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN
A FREE COPY
OF




"V" FOR VICTOR STANDISH


THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH
By

BLURB:

Think TRUE BLOOD meets SUPER 8 meets THE ARTFUL DODGER.

Beware French Quarter nights.

Every city has its secrets. New Orleans more than most.

To walk its streets is to move through history : Lasalle. Orleans. Galvez. Lafitte. A street map is part time capsule, part history lesson. And all Death. She is waiting in every shadow.

New Orleans is the most haunted city in America where Voodoo was big business, slavery even more so, and no government official or newspaper dares to tell the truth.

No one talks openly of the misty figures seen walking along iron-laced terraces, casting no shadow. Of the shapes seen rising from sewer grates. And no one willingly visits the crypt of Marie Laveau at midnight.

Into this strange world arrives the street orphan, Victor Standish, from Charon's Greyhound. Charon has to keep up with the times ...

the End Times.

And the teen destined to be called the "Ulysses of the French Quarter" has come just in time for Hurricane Katrina, the End of All Things, and …

the deadly love of the Victorian ghoul, Alice Wentworth.



The Legend of Victor Standish
Roland, generously sent a copy of this book to me as a gift, a short while ago, after I mentioned that I would be interested to know the background of Victor Standish.
Well of course this solved my curiosity. I found his book a really enjoyable read and caught myself laughing at the underhand humour throughout the tale!
Victor is a legend, what else can I say!
With so many legendary characters to compete with he needs to be!
The book is packed full of heroes, some good, some not so good and Victor fights to fend off his and his friends foes, with the help of Captain Samuel Durand McCord, giving the really evil ones a little pay back!
A very cleverly written story, which has been researched well, Roland uses a unique way to present what is a legendary read.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A - Z CHALLENGE 'V'




THE STORY CONTINUED:

Various windows xtinguishing yankee Zionnist's after beneficiaries carefully disclosed endeavours. Fran Griggs handled interests, judged key links, maintained normal operations previously questioned. Resrictions somehow tolerated undesirables.


WORLD OF AIDENSDEIN FROM -
The Protector Series:
Vern, closest friend to Sebastian and also a Protector, is a member of the group of Protectors sent from Aidensdein to guard the Chosen One. Vern supports the personal decision Seb makes for the future of Aidensein and is one of the three Protectors who help with the challenges he faces for making that decision.


Revisit later today as I will be posting a review of the

LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH
by 
Roland Yeomans
TO READ AN EXCERPT OF MY BOOK -





AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A FREE EBOOK COPY

VISIT





Monday, 23 April 2012

A - Z CHALLEGE - LETTER 'U'

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/


 THE STORY CONTINUES:


Undoing vendettas with xtra

yearly zines, Abe busily completed

demands, ensuring Fran got

her intelligence joining Kremlin

involvement, making numerous

operational prerequisites, quickly restricting several threats.

WORLD OF AIDENSDEIN FROM -
The Protector Series:
Unions between adults and offspring of this vampire world need to be performed during special rituals, with the exchange of blood and magic. But of course a vampire can only produce children under unique circumstances which involve the 'Chosen'.




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!

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants
can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

IN LINE WITH THE A-Z CHALLENGE

A BOOK STARTING WITH THE LETTER
UNREQUITED
BY
                                              Jay Merin
BLURB:
 Mason has a past. Having fled his home he now lives out a lonely, isolated existence, doing his best to remain invisible, while watching the world pass him by with an increasingly cynical detachment. At least until a remarkable young woman captivates his attention.

Shayla has a future. With a career, good friends and a fiancé she adores, she loves her life and really wants for nothing. But for some time now something has been watching her, drawn to something about her that makes her unique.

When Mason’s world violently collides with Shayla’s, his past threatens to destroy her future. To set things right Mason must come to terms with and atone for what he had done while Shayla must find an inner strength she never knew existed within her. And the only thing either of them can rely on is each other.

THIS IS MY TEASER FOR THIS WEEK:

Mason opened his eyes. For a moment, near the building, he thought he had sensed another presence. Something not naturally of the human world. He scrutinized the sidewalk and brick walls carefully.



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He Came For Me He Came For Me (The Protector, #1)
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He Came for Mine He Came for Mine (The Protector, #2)
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