Thirty talented writers have contributed to this anthology. All the short stories have been inspired by The Kiss.
For now it's free. The idea is to give a gift to our fans and to introduce our writing to people who haven't yet met our writing.Enjoy life, read a book.http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Anthology-Other-Close-Encounters-ebook/dp/B00HVIW1AQ
Just want to keep you all in the loop about my WIP. It's the second book in my Cancordian Adventure trilogy (the first was THE ROAD TO CORDA.) I've tentatively titled it Escape From Cordia. The trouble with Escape as a title, is that I'm not sure it captures the flavor of the story.
Who knew series titles could be so difficult?
The story continues to follow Ja'Nil and Ee'Rick, as they try to deal with all the sinister changes the new queen is instigating. I must say I expected better of Lil'Lii, Queen of all Cancordia. You see, there's this mad priest...
A good friend of mine, who's a very talented writer, has been written up in the Wall Street Journal. Of course their angle is the business side of life.
Here it is;
Well worth reading.
ANNKA, A Romantic Thriller is still on sale through Friday, January 10. It's gotten some wonderful reviews but could use some more. So here's my pitch. If you buy it and read it and like it, I would love to hear from you. Your opinion is important, plus I would love to "meet" more of my readers.
Do you like romance, thrills and suspense, not to mention kinky sex and sadism? Me neither. But I sometimes find my self intrigued enough to read about it. But Annika, A Romantic Thriller is more than thrills and chills. It's about family love, childish idealism and grown-up ambition. It's about fighting through to what you really want and deserve.
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I'm on my way back to Ashland from the Bay Area where I spent Christmas. Here are some homemade signs I passed today:
"Saturday is Sabbath. Sunday is the mark of the beast."
"His blood, your sins."
"Are you on the road to Hell?" (Actually I was on route I-5.)
"Repent or be damned."
OK I get it, some people are convinced they're right about the afterlife, not to mention God's intentions and desires. But why is it always the stick and never the carrot? Frankly I don't find being called the "mark of the beast." or talk about bleeding (all over me) to wash away my sins, the slightest bit enticing. If anything it makes me want to run, not walk, as fast as I can in the other direction.
I find myself speculating about the childhood of the people who wrote those signs (big enough, neat enough and colorful enough, to be seen by drivers of speeding cars on the highway). Did they never get awarded a gold star? Nobody patted them on the back and said, well done?
Are they the ones who were sent to bed without dinner? Whipped with a belt? Locked in a dark room until 'You know how to behave'?
As for me, my two favorite religious signs are: "God is love," and "You are a soul inhabiting a body, not a body housing a soul.
I don't think the last is in the bible, but it makes me feel hopeful. How about you?
Alison Blake is both a novelist and a playwright. At the moment she is in a traveling mode and will be blogging from various stops on her journey.