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Source: featherfurl   Quiver. Flicker. Shoot sparks. Tremble. Falter. But always Give light. Original link Original author: Susanne Leist


mistymorrning Source: imgfave-chat-hero   Dark skies are moving in. The town is dark as sin. Rumbling fills the humid air, And The Dead will soon be here. Hail begins to fall, Big as a baseball. Lightning joins the hot fray. I’m not going to stay. We must escape this night Before we lose the fight. He has come for me. I’m as afraid as I can be. THE DEAD GAME Original link Original author: Susanne Leist


Source: necro-mance     Oasis has its secrets. Its residents have a unique style of traveling. Come & play with us. THE DEAD GAME Kindle Nook Original link Original author: Susanne Leist


    A creepy room in a house of horrors. A maze of traps and skeletons. A house alive with evil spirits. Why did we come, and how do we escape? THE DEAD GAME Kindle Nook Original link Original author: Susanne Leist


Source: little-dead-rotting-hood   A book of evil. A book of the devil. Does it exist? It exists in Oasis, Florida. It’s revered and honored. Its worshippers are many. Its followers are fierce. Few survive. THE DEAD GAME Kindle Nook Original link Original author: Susanne Leist


Source: boy-so-pale     It lights quick. It burns fast. I’m left alone in its wake with the burnt ashes of my heart. Original link Original author: Susanne Leist

Food Festivals of Friuli (Part 4): Festa dei Frutti di Bosco

The final stop on my festival tour that July was Forni Avoltri, located in Carnia’s far north near the Austrian border. Celebrating the berries of the forest, this festival was the largest of all those I attended in Carnia. The village straddles the Degano River, and most of the festival events were to take place on the farthest side where traditional wooden homes scale the forested hills. On the day I arrived, workers were erecting carnival rides in an empty parking lot and setting up booths along the steep roads. I took a short hike up into the mountains, past a dribbling brook and miniature waterfall, to the Goccia di Carnia plant, where fresh spring water is bottled for sale. Back in tow...
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Love is....

....sharing pyjamas... Photo copyright SvD. Original link


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A Character Interview with Miranda from THE END OF HATRED plus a conversation with author Rebecca Hefner!

Today, we’re doing something a little different. If you remember, we interviewed Amber Daulton’s character in March, and it was so fun that I thought we may as well make an occasional habit of it. I had the pleasure of … Continue reading → Original link

Think fast: outlining a novella in two hours

So what happened was this: after posting about my idea of writing a story based on a character like Captain Katanga in the Indiana Jones movies, I was discussing details and possibilities with my friends online. Stuff like who’d be part of the crew, would they operate only in the Mediterranean or extend their activities to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, would they kick Nazi ass exclusively or would they also punch some other occasional colonial bad guys… stuff like that. And one of my publishers dropped me a line… “You know where to send this one once it’s finished, right?” And so, considering the pitch had already happened and worked without me doing nothing, I went and sent him a proper...
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Does Everyone Really Love a Bad Boy? | Legends of Windemere

Physiologically, there is an adrenaline rush from interacting with a ‘Bad Boy’. They tend to have this aura of danger or risk because of that anti-norm activity/description. It’s naughty to be interested in them since you don’t know what will happen. This feeds a psychological desire to break a rut and shake up your own world. A person can’t stay the same if they interact with this potential catalyst for change. This might be why there are times where it seems the attraction is more to what the ‘Bad Boy’ stands for than who or what they are. It also goes contrary to the attempt to tame him and bring him closer to the norms. One of my favorite reviewer descriptions of Amos Boudreaux, in Bayou...
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Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Day 2 #RRBC #RWISA

Welcome to Day 2 of the #WatchRWISAWrite Showcase, each day I will feature a different author. Today, it’s my pleasure to introduce author D.L. Finn and her collection of poetry, entitled POETRY II. D.L. Finn POETRY II By D.L. Finn ICICLES  The iciclesdangle downward Reaching forthe substantial snow Each dropbringing them closer As thelandscape merges into itself It is silentin its existence Until araven reveals itself Wonderingwhat’s in the trash Yet, themoment remains peaceful Sitting andsurveying in the chill An instantpromising potential When thereis no celerity Whencrackling fires call Whensurroundings are concealed Soon, therenewal will be revealed But now it’sthe stage of contemplatio...
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How to find right business connections?

When you walk on the hard path of betrayal and disloyalty, you will be frustrated. Everyone will be the same for you, the face you can't trust. Someone who will screw you. Another one who will use you and take advantage.  This is not the right way if you want success.  The first step to recover from traitors is to forget the past. Don't look back, you are not going that way. It means: If someone rejected you in the past, let him stay there. Don't beg for return and don't accept if he changes mind.  If someone called you after century passed, don't accept this call. Ignore and go forward. The second step is to stop comparing people. We are different, and if someone reminds you of the bad pers...
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Sometimes Clarity Can Only Come From A Change In Framing...

Hey Everyone, This is one of multiple posts I'll have in response to the anti-women legislation that has gained momentum thanks to the Tyrant in Chief stacking our Supreme Court with members of the corporately owned Christian Taliban. I won't apologize for my focus on this issue because I think it's a human rights issue that is being either ignored or framed incorrectly by the mainstream media. This attack on basic human rights for half the population is not something I'm going to let pass without commentary. So, buckle-up, buttercup, I'm about to speak some truth. I was reading over the international war crimes statute as applies to forced pregnancy, which is both a crime against humanity a...
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Six months to Christmas…

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Recipe of the Month: July 2019

For my Recipe of the Month, I have chosen Gnocchi Croccanti di Sauris (Crispy Stuffed Gnocchi), a specialty at Ristorante Alla Pace in Sauris di Sotto. The gnocchi are stuffed with prosciutto and cheese, fried in butter until golden brown, and served on a bed of wilted arugula. Visit for the recipe. Original link

Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Day 1 #RRBC #RWISA

Welcome to Day 1 of the #WatchRWISAWrite RWISA  Showcase, each day I will feature a different author. Today, it’s my pleasure to start off the tour with John W. Howell and his short story, The Road. John W. Howell The Road By John W. Howell Just a couple more hours and I’ll be able to rest myeyes. Been on this damn highway for what seems like forever. His headslowly nods until the rumble strip noise causes him to jerk awake. “I have beenasleep,” he yells. He yanks the wheel, and the tires screech in protest as heswerves back on to the highway. He can feel his heart in his chest and pressurein his eyes. In an instant, he regrets being so weak as to give in to thephysical need. He also becomes...
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Romance + Ghosts Beach Read + a #4thofJuly #Recipe! #1 Bestseller Cape Cod #amreading #Books #FourthofJuly #RomanticSuspense

A dangerous ghost and an ex-boyfriend await psychic Claire Linden in Cape Cod's GULL HARBOR...#1 Kindle + Nook Bestseller Who's ready for the Fourth of July celebrations?  Here on Cape Cod, the summer season officially kicks off this weekend, and things get a bit hectic!  As usual, we have a house full of guests, and plans for the beach, cookouts, and fireworks.  And while on the beach, I'll be doing my favorite thing - reading!  If you need a great page-turning beach read for the holiday, try  GULL HARBOR  - a spooky ghost mystery mixed with steamy second-chance romance, set here on Cape Cod's National Seashore.  A #1 Amazon and B&N Bestseller with plenty of heat-filled scenes to balance ou...
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3rd Quarter Giveaway

I host a quarterly giveaway and occasionally other giveaways. You MUST be on my email list or join my email list to be eligible to win. To enter: If you are already on my email list, simply enter your email address for the first entry in the rafflecopter form below. You will then be offered additional entries. If you are not already on my email list, complete the form on the right side menu bar. You will receive an email to confirm. After confirming, enter your email address for the first entry in the rafflecopter form below. You will then be offered additional entries. ​ ​ ​ Terms and conditions are available on the rafflecopter. Good Luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Original link

Summer/Winter Promotion – All of My Titles are #Free or #Discounted on #Smashwords

Summer_Winter Sale 2019
Hi, everyone. It’s that time of year again, when I heavily discount my eBook titles on Smashwords. The great thing about the Smashwords platform is that there are formats available regardless of which eReader you use. Here are direct links to my books on the site, broken down by discount level. The promotion runs July 1-31, 2019. Thanks for checking it out! Free 2010 Hindsight      A Light Across the Lake      Around the World in 80 Pages Bayou Fire      Clytie’s Caller      Down on the Corner of Love     His Beloved Infidel Last Stop: Storyville      Les Pensées Dangereuses     The Rock Star in the Mirror Some Brief Advice for Indie Authors      Sui Generis     Two Days in June Yellowjack a...
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