Good morning world! I’ve updated my series on Channillo. Chapter Six is now available for your reading enjoyment. Check it out if you enjoy a good, young adult dystopian with some science fiction thrown in the mix.
It’s Tuesday night. My husband is working and I’m at home getting some editing done on The Day The World Burns. In a few weeks to a couple months, I’ll release my baby to the world for all to enjoy.
I’ve been so busy on my latest project, that I haven’t had much time to update my blog. So, here it goes.
I’ll tell you a smidge about my latest novel project. I’m at 61,000 words and my goal is 75,000. At the rate I’m going, I will definitely get there with the first draft. With some help of a few, amazing friends, I came up with the perfect title–The Day The World Burns. It’s a science-fiction novel packed with action and a life-altering adventure. Then again, I’m not sure if you can call it an adventure novel since they are constantly trying to survive horrible things. It’s more of a survival tale, now that I’m thinking about it.
I’m ranting…time to focus.
I hate giving away too much of my work before it’s 100% finished and I still have a ways to go on this one. I think you can get the gist of what it might be about based on the title. I’ll give away more details when it gets closer to being finished and if I choose to publish this one. So long as everything works out and I spend more time researching self-publishing and marketing a bit more, I plan to release my baby into the world for all to enjoy.
But, this is it for now. I need to get back at it. This book ain’t going to write itself.
Although, that would be pretty amazing if it could.
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I’m still alive and still writing strong. I have an announcement to make!
This year I have a goal set in mind to finally publish one of my books, Eternity. This one has been finished for a bit now and is in desperate need of being read by the world. I’ll have to go back through and edit a few things, fix some glitches, and get my beta readers’ feedback. I don’t have an exact timeline for this one to be out, but my goal is to have it ready by the end of the year. I’ll keep my fans updated. It’s been a while since I’ve published anything and I feel the need to do so.
So, for those of you who love reading fiction books that are suspenseful, adventurous, and also have a hint of science fiction and time-travel, then you’ll love Eternity. You’ll follow the tale of Calvin Montague on her journey of changing her life and becoming a person her own brother doesn’t recognize. She takes over the country and follows what she believes is the right path to take. (I’ll give out more details later on, but here’s a taste of what is going on.)
Well, that’s all for tonight. I’m looking forward to this endeavor and hope the rest of you are as well.
While working on my other projects, I have been polishing one of my favorites by far, Eternity. This may sound conceded since I’m the author of this, but I swear I could read it one a thousand times over and never get tired of it. It’s my own work of art and I’m so enthralled with how it’s turned out. It’s got action, adventure, romance, murder, a hint of time travel, as well as some science fiction thrown in the mix. My main character, Calvin, is my favorite, of course. She really shouldn’t be since she’s not exactly a nice person throughout most of it. But, she means well and is only following her lifelong dream of getting the world to remember her name and adore her. What twenty-something year old girl doesn’t want that?
I’ve even taken the time to revamp my query letter on this one in order to start over fresh when sending to agents and publishers. Then will come the gut-wrenching time period of reading through rejection letters until I finally get the one that tells me what I want to hear. Of course, I never get my hopes up and I’ll never stop trying.
Anyway, that’s my rant for today. Time to get back to editing!
Silence flooded the ship. Pirates stood in awe, their mouths agape and curiosity in their eyes. Instead of jumping into a rage-filled battle or fighting to kill the girl who pulled the trigger, they stayed at bay.
Blood pooled around the feet of the men standing closest to her body. All life has been drained from her face in a matter of seconds when the bullet crashed into her chest. She dropped with a thud to the wooden deck and no one came to her aide. Not a single one of her crew stepped up to check on her or even see if she was still alive.
As thunder boomed in the sky, the eyes of many turned to Sam. They lowered their weapons, sheathed whatever sword they carried. Flint quickly got to his feet and wiped the blood from the corner of his mouth.
The gun fell from her fingertips. The only sound to echo amongst the ship. Sam slowly stepped backwards, her eyes wide open in fear of what just happened. She clenched her shaking hands to fists and crept backward until she bumped against the railing.
“I can’t believe she’s dead.” A raspy voice broke through the silence as a thin man knelt by Alyssa’s corpse. “The bitch is finally dead!” He shouted.
Cheers erupted from the dead captain’s crew. They jumped for joy and slapped each other on the back. Their cheers were soon joined by the rest of the pirates on the ship in a joyous outburst.
Flint limped toward Sam, his eyes were bloodshot and bruised. He got within a few feet of her before Darrick rushed to stand in his way. He didn’t have a weapon but would do whatever it took to protect her.
“You killed her.” Flint managed to say.
Sam nodded, “I didn’t mean to. I just wanted to stop her from killing you.”
“Why?” He asked.
“I don’t know.” Sam replied.
Flint nodded and glanced to each face belonging to his prisoners. Sarah and Rusty held each other by the life boat. Jonah waited by the pulleys, ready to lower the small vessel to their freedom.
Flint turned back to Sam and looked between her and Darrick. He saw the caring determination in his eyes and realized he no longer wanted to be in the way.
“Take the boat and go. The lightning won’t last for long and you’ll need it to get back to where you came from.” Flint ordered, then turned away and headed back to his men.
By: Mark Boss
This one got me hooked from the first page. It is sort of on the apocalyptic end of the fiction world. It starts out in our world: a warm, sunny, beautiful place where the grass is green and the flowers are bright. The main character, Dahlia, slips into a coma and wakes up in the Shadow world where her mind had sent her. This place is filled with disgusting monsters and horrifying creatures. Cannibals run around trying to kill everyone and everything. The whole place is run by this witch, or the Queen as she prefers to be called.
In order for Dahlia to get out of the Shadow World, she must conquer her monster. By her monster, I literally mean it is hers. She was sent into a coma because she has a brain tumor and the monster signifies that tumor, therefore she has to defeat it. In the process, she teams up with a group of other kids who are in a position similar to her own. They battle the Queen’s minions in order to survive and go through hell and back just to have a few more seconds of life in the Shadow World.
I won’t give away too much, but it has an open ending, meaning there is a sequel to this book. One which I am planning to purchase and read. I enjoyed this one, gave it 4 stars on Amazon. There were a few grammatical errors and some of the sentence structures didn’t read well-in my opinion. All in all, this was a good read and I’d recommend it to those who enjoy young adult-action/adventure-apocalyptic type fiction.
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Darrick raised the sword over his head just in time to stop the blow coming from Flint’s blade. The steel clanked together, the sound echoed through the air all around them. His heart was pounding harder than he’d ever felt as he stared into the eyes of a man wanting to kill him.
It took all of his strength to push Flint away. The man stammered back a pace or two then laughed at the fear he saw on the boy’s face. He brought the sword up and sliced it through the air once more.
Darrick saw the move coming and jumped backwards to get out of range. He heard the sword cutting the air mere inches from his chest. He tightened his grip on his weapon and swallowed the fear rising in his throat. He took an angry step forward and swung the sword like a baseball bat.
Flint blocked the hit with his sword and threw a return. The blade struck Darrick’s arm, slicing a long gash into his skin. He grunted from the pain, but fought through it. He glanced at his arm and saw the blood, then his eyes drifted to Sam.
There were tears in her eyes as she struggled against the pirates grip. She pried at his fingertips but to no avail. Darrick knew he had to win for her.
Lightning lit up the clouds in the sky, scattering across the heavens like a spider web. Sam looked up and saw the familiarities between that lightning and what they saw the night before the pirates showed up. She had a feeling that they might be connected. She struggled harder against the grip of the giant man while Flint and Darrick fought for their lives.
“I have to stop this.” Sam whispered to herself and her mind jumped into action.
I got asked by someone today why I thought they should buy my book over something similar. That’s a perfectly good question considering how I’ll probably get asked that a thousand times over the course of my writing career. I figured this would be a great time to tell the world why I believe my book is good and different from others.
First of all, and I’ve said this before, The Human Race is not your typical apocalyptic nightmare. There is no war or natural disaster or disease that sends the planet spiraling down a staircase straight to hell. Humans are responsible for the bad things that happen. They thought the world needed the ultimate cure, the one thing that would end all of mankind’s suffering and illness. Of course, they thought wrong. Side effects come from just about everything humans create so naturally something bad would come from something that’s supposed to be good. Then, when humans try to cure this bad thing, another side effect comes along and, well, zombies and vampires are born.
These are the glittering, falling in love with the main character, or skip out on a meal because they want to change type of zombies or vampires. No. These things are mean, horrifying, murderous, and extremely disgusting creatures. The main character, Bridget, along with the rest of the human race are forced to share the world with these creatures in an ill-attempt to find safety. It’s hard not to lose people you care about in a world where death and danger looms around every corner. Safety isn’t so easy to find either.
Now, I’m not going to give away the entire book because, hey I want you guys to read it. Of the few people who have left reviews on Amazon, all of them have been great. They love how this is different than the norm and I’ve heard from a few that they just couldn’t put the book down. It kept them on the edge of their seat the whole wild adventure. As an author, I love hearing that and can’t wait to get more of that reaction. So, out of all this, The Human Race is a horror story filled with adventure, survival, and even some love. What kind of writer would I be if I didn’t add some kind of love to my work.
I hope this has provided all of you with a deeper insight to The Human Race and I’m hoping more of you think “Hey, this sounds interesting, I think I want to read this.” As for now, I’m happy and elated just knowing my dream, the one thing I’ve worked so hard on, is out there and I’m getting a positive reaction.
Living in a world filled with zombies and vampires tends to have its perks sometimes and nineteen year old Bridget has learned how to make the best out of life due to these perks. She enjoys knowing how great she is at zombie killing and she’s far from shy on letting it show. The vampires are a different story. She has to get pretty close in order to kill them which she’s not a fan of doing.
As with every good thing, there is always something horrible lurking around the corner to make life harder. Bridget has to force herselt to get used to those hardships even as every last member of her family is ripped away from her by the monsters she loves to kill.
With a broken heart and a fully loaded 9mm gun, Bridget sticks to her father’s plan and continues heading North. Along the way, she meets a young man named Ryder and begins to realize there are still some things in the world worth living for. Love is able to find a way back into her heart and the two of them travel together in hopes of finding safety inside of a small city.
Safety is the last thing they find.