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The "true" story of how Rei's grandfather met his grandmother (Part 1): I was leaving a client meeting in downtown Philadelphia; it was a Friday, I think. Things had gone exceptionally well and I was out of there a full hour sooner than I expected. I took the elevator down to the ground floor and stepped out of the high-rise building to get my bearings. Off to my left, I saw [...]

Intro to Future Past - Part 1of 3

 

The Elusive Smoking Gun Chapter One The sidewalks along East Broadway filled to capacity, as senator Niehman's heavily escorted motorcade approached numerous waving supporters. At the edge of town, his black convertible turned off the parade route, where members of the election committee lined Maple Avenue. When the car stopped, they stepped from the curb to greet Jim. “Thanks to each of you for all your hard work,” he announced. With the formalities completed, [...]

The Elusive Smoking Gun (01)

 

The Elusive Smoking Gun Summary:  Within the confines of a highly secured area, a sniper kills the state senator. The police apprehend the suspect in under three minutes. Successful in his devious plan to hide the rifle; the killer waited on a bench, and showed no sign of fleeing. An extended search by the FBI failed to locate the murder weapon. With no evidence to hold him, the sniper walked. The [...]

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The story is set in the seventeenth century, but not as you have seen it before. David Penhallion a young Cornish man, together with an experienced sea captain and a wealthy budding politician have a series of adventures culminating in a stormy sea voyage, to a hellish place, where no one has ever been. A terrific adventure set in Cornwall, London and the depths of the southern ocean. It is a tale of love lost and found, of storms, mutiny, murder, revenge and treachery. Throughout the story, a strange apparition of an old seafarer, although terrifying, saves David from a [...]

Voyage To The World's End - by Malcolm Pate

The key to mastering a subjective viewpoint is understanding what a character can and can’t know. This is not always readily apparent. You must put yourself—the writer—in the character’s shoes and experience things she can experience. Notice I said “experience,” and not “see.” Point of view doesn’t mean strictly the visual. All the senses contribute to point of view. Furthermore, thinking and feeling contribute to point of view. If the viewpoint character didn’t experience it, it didn’t happen and you can’t write it. Out of sight, out of mind… In anything other than objective viewpoint, you have to understand what a [...]

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: A Writer's Guide to Mastering Viewpoint

abundant greens - Click for quote http://www.thesunthemoonthestarsandmaya.com/2014/07/abundant-greens/ “I rose from marsh mud algae, equisetum, willows, sweet green, noisy birds and frogs.” - Lorine Niedecker abundant greens - rich okun From where I come, so must I return, but until I succumb, neither rest nor adjourn. Frustrated, and about to quit; that's when you'll see the path that's lit. Beckoned in its illumined fall, you now can not ignore its call. At last; your long crusade finds willing support. Never afraid to come up short. And there; laying before you, are the ways and means, and without further ado, all of the abundant greens.   Maya's Daily Meds has arrived - Get it Today! [...]

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Where’d You Get That Title? by Roxanne Smolen   Titles are what make a reader pick up your book. But that’s what the cover graphics are for, you say? True. But what if the reader doesn’t have access to the book cover? What if all they have is a list? In that case, the title must be descriptive enough to let the potential reader know what it’s generally about. And it must be eye-catching enough to draw their attention in the first place. Take my latest book, Wolfsbane Brew, for instance. I initially titled it The Witch from Blue Ridge. I thought that had [...]

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Deanna’s whole body was on fire. Her hands cradled his rock hard erection, moving up and down, teasing, gently twisting its length while Roarke continued to plunder her mouth and tease her nipples. She smiled against his mouth. Roarke lifted his head and looked at her with lust burning in his eyes. “I'm thirsty,” she said. “You want to get a drink, now?” She laughed softly at his confusion. Then his mouth curved into a slow grin when she went down on her knees. She heard his sharp and quick breathing as she continued to fist him. She sighed in contentment as her hand moved [...]

Forever at Midnight

Where’d You Get That Title? by Roxanne Smolen   Titles are what make a reader pick up your book. But that’s what the cover graphics are for, you say? True. But what if the reader doesn’t have access to the book cover? What if all they have is a list? In that case, the title must be descriptive enough to let the potential reader know what it’s generally about. And it must be eye-catching enough to draw their attention in the first place. Take my latest book, Wolfsbane Brew, for instance. I initially titled it The Witch from Blue Ridge. I thought that had [...]

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"Now for the matter of those other crimes I was convicted of by the federal government.  I did escape from prison, I did steal a car, and I did attempt to rob a pawnshop.  And yes, tragically one police officer was killed and another wounded during that attempted robbery, but by nature, I am not a robber or cop killer.  I am a vodou priestess.  I escaped from prison with my lover, Donna Faye, with the intent of making a run for the Mexican border, but everything went terribly wrong and that is why I am sitting on death row [...]

Beatrice Belladonna's Black Magic Web - 8

The hospital was located three miles outside of a small town that was in the middle of a state in the middle of the nation. It was the dumping ground for the retarded, the senile, the schizos and the paranoids, the brain damaged, adolescent dopers, the suicidal-depressed, the manics, maniacs and the perpetually confused. [AMAZONPRODUCTSasin=B005DC623E]

Crazy About You Hope and Fear

The whole insane asylum was the principle economic force for the small town nearby. Farming was in decline. But there would always be nuts to take care of. America seemed to produce a bigger crop every year. Nepotism at the hospital was rampant because the town was so small you couldn’t help but hire someone’s brother, sister, uncle, aunt, or cousin. Although the town needed the mental hospital, it also […]

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Five Sinful Nights Boxed Set Enjoy five full length stories from bestselling author Michelle Hughes in this great offer from Tears of Crimson Publishing. Virgin/Alpha Male Romance?  This set is sure to delight readers who like their female leads innocent and the men strong and dominant.  There’s nothing taboo in Five Nights these men know what they want and have no problem showing their woman how much they’ll enjoy giving […]

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