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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday Morning Flash Fiction Challenge, Week 86 (The Wednesday Edition)

Well, did it again. I promise to try to be a more conscientious blogger in the future (I can try, I really will). I forgot to post the flash. Oops!

This week's image is another Luis Royo's fabulous images, and again, B, I thought of you...

I really like it!! Hope I get time to write for it too! I've been trying to get everything ready for vacay. My husband and I have been getting to leave for RT in Chicago. He's such a sweetie! He's going to spend part of his vacation taking me to a book conference!! LOL Can't believe it!

Have a great week everyone!


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday Morning Flash Fiction Challenge, Week 85 (The Tuesday Edition)

Good Tuesday Morning!!

Yesterday just got away from me... what can I say, it was one of those looooong haaarrrd weekends... full of turmoil and strife.... sounds like a book I read....

So, anyway.... it's time for the flash!

I'm giving everyone something different. We have had a historical or historical fantasy image in a while... so I hope everyone can use it or at least finds it appealing, lol. (B, I thought of you....)

It's an image by IruLana from I thought the colors and image were amazing, so I hope everyone enjoys it!!

Have a great week (maybe it be better than my last!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Promo ~ Sherrily Kenyon's New Book: Infamous, Chronicles of Nick Series

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 480

(Released: March 13, 2012)

From the Cover:

The world has fallen in love with Nick Gautier and the Dark-Hunters.

Now Nick’s saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume...

Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That’s the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn’t the average teenager. He’s a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.

He’s learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive and keep a girlfriend so dang hard? But that isn’t the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.
And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.

Or he’ll be the one who ends the world. With enemies new and old gathering forces, he will have to call on every part of himself to fight or he’ll lose everyone he cares about.
Even himself.

Wanna read the first two chapters??

Book Trailer:

Wanna visit Sherrily Kenyon's website (and wonderful worlds)??

Have a great week!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Morning Flash Fiction Challenge, Week 84

Oooops!! Sorry Flash Fiction Writers! The day got away from me (I was queasy and sleepy, okay that sounds like a few of the dwarfs, lol). It was just one of those days where everything piled up and I couldn't keep my head above water (along with sleeping to try to stave off the not fun).

So, I'm going to try to get this done in the next 10 minutes, so it actually posts on Monday...

Today's image is one I found trolling through free photo stock and fantasy pages... Hope everyone enjoys it! :)

I found it to be sooo pretty!! I hope everyone gives it a try!! (I did lengthen the image a little to see the detail better....)

The rules remain the same, 350 words (or thereabout) and come back Friday to post a response.

Have a great week!! (I'm goin back to bed!!)


Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Morning Flash Fiction Challenge, Week 83

Good Monday Morning!

It was a long weekend here, solo and ensemble competition for son #two. He did great!! One first place, two seconds (and with one, he only received his music the day before the competition... I was amazed he was able to make the glockenspiel [the bells] sound so sweet)...

Okay, since it's Monday... it's time for another edition of...

Today's image as promised is another dragon image, but slightly different, or at least I hope is it!

This is another of Luis Royo's images, one I believe called, Dragon Mistress. You have to look close to see the dragon image, but I must admit, I found it amazing!! I'm trying to decide if she carries the spirit of the dragon inside her, if she shifts to release the dragon (how awesome would that be??), or if the dragon is remember as an old friend or mentor... So many possibilities!! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

As always, the rule remain the same, 350 words (or there about) and come back Friday to post your response.

Have a lovely week!!

(I soon will have time for more participation.. my self imposed banishment is almost over!! My MS is almost complete!! Today or tomorrow should see the words... The End... at least for this story...)


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Desperate Betrayal by Hildie McQueen

Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Pages: 270

(Released: September 10, 2011)

From the Cover:

Cynden Frasier (Cyn) is a member of a group of immortal warriors, the Protectors, assigned to protect humans in Atlanta, Georgia, the epicenter of a major uprising in demon activity. When Cyn is approached by a beautiful woman in a dirty alley, he is intrigued by the fact that she can see him for what he is, a terrifying demon slayer, and still dares to approach him.

Emma Blake, a half-demon, has to convince Cyn to help rescue her sister from powerful demons. Terrified that the Protector will kill her if he realizes what she is, she still goes against every instinct and approaches Cyn for help. Despite knowing that she is leading them both into territory so wrought with treachery, neither of them may survive.

Can Cyn and Emma overcome betrayal, the ancient rules that prevent Protectors from taking a wife, unless she is his one true mate? And if they do, will it even matter?

Emma had done some things in her life that she wasn't exactly proud of... and trying to lure one of the Protectors away from safety and into the clutches of the demons was one of them. But, the demons had her sister, Briana, and not just any demon, but their cruel leader, Gerard. Briana was the only family Emma had left. She couldn't leave her to the demons, not even if Briana didn't listen. Not even if she was turned herself, Emma wouldn't or couldn't leave Briana to her fate. But, why did it have to be Cynden?

Cynden has been a Protector for nearly as long as he can remember. When the change came upon him, he had little choice of refusal. His brother, Kieran, struggled against the change, finally giving in to the inevitable. But, it was a good life, Cyn had done well, and he was still alive, him and Blue, his adopted son. He enjoyed what he did, demons were the bad guys, and if he could protect the humans, that much better. Until his life starts to lose focus, all because some woman wanders into his path, Emma, and her captured sister. Roderick, a former Protector and friend, is missing and it's ripping his wife, Rachel, apart.

Now, Emma tells Cyn, she knows where Roderick is, and it just happens to be with the demons. The ones holding her sister.

Desperate Betrayal by Hildie McQueen is an enchanting tale from it's beginnings. Emma becomes a Cyn stalker and an unwilling demon pawn, showing up when he least expects it. Only, he finds himself drawn to the woman, her eyes, his fingers itch to touch her hair and her body, her very scent drives his need. And it sends his Protector senses into heightened response. Life mate screams in his mind, but Protectors aren't allowed to take mates, which is what cost Roderick his place in the fold. Now, Roderick was gone with little hope of finding him, especially alive, and he can't even think it unless he wants Rachel to see it in his thoughts and actions. When Cyn can't leave Emma at the scene of a demon attack, he blindfolds her, drags her to his home on the back of his massive bike. Blue is delighted, but Cyn can't trust Blue's safety to anyone, and now Emma can't be released, not with Protector and his son's security at risk. His brother, Kieran, doesn't understand his need, but Cyn finds he does need Emma, in his life and his bed. When Emma tells him Roderick is being held captive by the demons, he must risk the tentative trust he's willing to give her, only to find betrayal in her heart.

Desperate Betrayal is exactly what the name implies, a desperate betrayal, one not willingly made or easily found. But demons control Emma's actions and she'll do what she has to, not only for her sister, but for the one who has stolen her heart, Cyn. What he sees as betrayal, she knows is sacrifice because she's willing to sell her life for his, even if he can't see it. She has to put an unfeeling tone in her voice, has to let Gerard take her lips in a demanding painful kiss. She only wants Cyn, and he only sees betrayal. No matter what else happens, Cyn must survive, and he only sees it with her sacrifice for Blue. Hildie McQueen gives us an excellent first novel, a story told with passion, desire, and need. When Cyn and Emma come together, the heat pours from the pages. This is the first book, and debut novel, of the Protectors series, and I can't wait to read Kieran's story, and I feel Fallon's may come too. So many great Protectors, so many potential stories to tell. Paranormal romance lovers, urban fantasy fans, and supernatural hero lovers will all want to give this one a try. It's a wonderful read, on my recommend list. Five out of five fairy kisses for this happy reader.

I received my copy from the author, Hildie McQueen, for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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