Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Dawnstone Tale — a fantasy novel excerpt continued

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by R. L. Davis Hays

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Chapter One (cont’d)

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After awaking in Gala’s bed with her cinnamon arms draped over him in a gentle entrapment, Keinigan had promised to get her the twenty silver by that afternoon. She let him slip out with sharp distrust in her black eyes, but he indeed did return within six hours, despite the gray rainfall that beleaguered the land.

He had proudly presented a small pouch of coins that she counted quickly in front of him. Keinigan felt offended at this show of cynicism before Gala reminded him of the last time she had taken his silver without checking it first. He conceded that she was better off counting it. She did not ask him where he had acquired the silver pents, and when she promptly turned back to the young human with whom she had been flirting as Keinigan entered, the fae realized…

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Red River Radio Presents What’s Write for Me with Melissa and Steven

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TODAY from 4-6 PM Eastern

Enough with the change of seasons, and talk of the weather! Let’s focus on what’s really important in life—books, books and more books. Our authors today have some great ones to share with us, so let’s talk books!

Melissa Macfie

First up is Melissa Macfie author of Fate’s Hand, Reliquary’s Choice, and Oracle’s Curse. This is Melissa’s first time on the show, so let’s give her a hearty welcome.

Steven Manchester

Second is Steven Manchester author of Three Shoe Boxes, The Rockin’ Chair and The Changing Season, among others. This is his first visit too, so we’ll settle back and have a good time.

Listen Live or to the Recording Later

 

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IT’S TIME TO BRUSH UP ON YOUR LITERARY TERMS.

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You probably learned them in middle school but how many writers remember the  literary terms?  In the next few articles I will review some of these terms.

Literary devices are techniques that writers use to create a special and pointed effect in their writing, to convey information, and/or to help the reader understand the piece on a deeper level. These devices are often used for emphasis or clarity; they are also used to get the reader to more strongly connect with either the story as a whole or specific characters, themes, etc.

Okay let’s go!

SO WHAT ARE THESE STORIES REALLY ABOUT

ALLEGORY

An allegory is a story that is used to represent a more general message about real-life (historical) issues and/or events. It is typically an entire book, novel, play, etc.

Image result for GEORGE ORWELLS ANIMAL FARMExample: George Orwell’s dystopian book Animal Farm is an allegory for the events preceding the Russian Revolution and…

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Winning battles means Ink honors, prestige, and life itself. …Yet nobody understands what losing truly means.

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Winning battles means Ink honors, prestige, and life itself. …Yet nobody understands what losing truly means.

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On another planet two hundred years in the future, twenty-one-year-old Isla Jane struggles helplessly to figure out who she is and what her world really means.

THECITYJANEHARVEST2.jpgMarked with a forbidden tattoo of the rising sun, she is a natural champion of humanity and a gifted warrior in Heats– lavish battles fought in the conjoined minds of the participants for the morbid amusement of the masses.

Despite Isla’s desire to fade into the background, she emerges as an obvious leader of her people when the senseless assassination of a youth forces her to face the truth. Her volatile world, disguised by its elaborate battles and constant mayhem, is a prison without bars and a coffin, the lid already half-closed, that they must escape.

But when she vows to find a way to bring her people back home, Isla will have to deconstruct consciousness and the very nature of the space time…

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Can this whirlwind romance survive the impending tangle of secrets and lies?The Seasons of Our Love Kindle Edition by Angela Gascoigne

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Can this whirlwind romance survive the impending tangle of secrets and lies?The Seasons of Our Love Kindle Edition by Angela Gascoigne

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October 24, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition
I’ve only recently become a reader of indie authors, my reading was usually king or koontz, topped up with a bit of Coban. Angela Gascoigne is yet another extremely talented author that I have happened to come across. It starts with Rosie running away from her boyfriend armed with only her cat. What follows is something endearing and delightful, as she meets the cat allergic Danny. The characters are very believable, the story goes at a good place and urges you to read on. It’s full of humour and heartache and you just want to race on to see how it all ends. A change of author and genre for me and I’m so glad I did. On a more general note, there is an amazing bundle of indie authors, who…

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Life is hard. Marriage can be harder. Especially for Dakota Livingston whose husband turned into a monster…FINDING YOU –AMANDA MACKEY

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Life is hard.  Marriage can be harder.  Especially for Dakota Livingston whose husband turned into a monster…FINDING YOU –AMANDA MACKEY

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finding u teaserWhile on a month’s holiday to celebrate a new chapter in her life, the last thing Dakota expects is to fall in love with handsome movie actor, Kyle Rutherford…

After a whirlwind romance, Dakota’s trip is cut short after discovering her ex-husband has injured her beloved father. Not wanting to leave her blissful new relationship with Kyle, she has no choice but to return home without him while he finishes filming a movie.

A broken heart is the least of Dakota’s troubles, as fate steps in to change her life forever…

Testing not only her will but her sanity.

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July 9, 2015

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Life WAS hard for Dakota Livingston. Right after she says her marriage vows, things take an awful turn towards a dark tunnel that she can see no light. Her husband turned into a monster…He abused her so bad. I…

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