Tuesday, 18 November 2014

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!


13596312 The Secrets of the Vanmars

 (Argetallam Saga #2)

 
After her adventures with the Key of Amatahns, sixteen-year-old Janir Caersynn Argetallam returns home to find Brevia on the brink of war with a neighboring country, Stlaven. Her foster-father and even Saoven—a brave young elf warrior—think it will be safe at the castle where Janir grew up. However, while trying to unravel a looming mystery, Karile—self-taught wizard and Janir’s self-appointed best friend—becomes certain that there is danger in the mountains surrounding Janir’s childhood home and that it has something to do with Stlaven’s most powerful family, the Vanmars…
 
MY TEASER:
 
Saoven caught her and wrapped his arms around her. Janir sobbed into his shoulder, feeling helpless. What could she possibly do if the Argetallams found out she was here? What would the Argetallams do? She knew the spy needed to be stopped from returning to report, but he had to be found first. 
 
There was something comforting about Saoven holding her. If only for a little while, she felt safe. Janir drew a deep breath and closed her eyes, resting her forehead on his chest. 
 
Saoven caressed her hair and tenderly murmured a low phrase in Elvish. “Te valde amo ac semper amabo.” 
 
Janir’s eyes flew open. She may not have been fluent, but her Elvish was good enough that she knew what he had said. What was she supposed to do? She scrambled her brain for what to say in reply and then she realized , Saoven didn’t know that she had understood. He kept stroking her hair and holding her as if nothing had been said. Janir decided to pretend that she hadn’t understood the Elvish.

Wheatley, Elisabeth (2012-05-09). The Secrets of the Vanmars (Argetallam Saga) (p. 165). Chengalera Press. Kindle Edition. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Joust, 2014 hosted by M. Pax

Huzzah! The joust has begun!

I would like to firstly give a big Gram Mercy, (thanks) to Mary today for accepting my offer to participate in the 2014 jousting tournament. Below you will find a small discussion of the many feats capable by my honourable knight, Sir Mist and links to my published works.  Also Included is a peak at a new dystopian, sci-fi novel I am working on, which I hope to release in the later half of next year, "The Forces of Mist."

Make sure you use any of the highlighted words among this text in your comments, to help Sir Mist gain points in the joust and as a gift for taking part in this tournament, just by leaving your comments on        M. Pax’s site, one person will be chosen by the mighty Mary to be given one ebook copy of both my published works.

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The mighty Sir Mist is known to have a weakness for the ladies, a damsel in distress he is unable to ignore and will go out of his way to appease their dilemma.

Rumour has suggested he has influence over the elements, as many a time in the jousting arena, a strange brown coloured mist has been known to spread from the thickets, causing his opponents distress and giving him an advantage!

No one really knows whether Sir Mist fights for the side of the righteous or if deep in his heart of hearts he is truly an evil soul.

There are also whispers among the peasants that Sir Mist is not from this world, but has ventured here from the stars. Surely the rumours cannot be true? Could it be possible? 

No one knows the true answer. All that is known is this dark knight is a mighty opponent who can call upon the elements to gain power to his advantage. To be able to watch his mighty feats in person, one would be mesmerized by his courage and amazed by his abilities to succeed.


Forces of Mist
By C.M. Brown
To be released late 2015
"Forces of Mist" is dystopian sci-fi, set in a futuristic Sydney, Australia. 
An alien force has almost annihilated the human inhabitants of Earth, but a determined group survives and now battle a fierce enemy to regain what was once theirs. Forces of Mist is a New Adult, Dystopian, Sci-fi set in a future time in the vicinity of Sydney, Australia. Sarah, a survivor of the original battle, is now part of the human resistance, fighting for survival on a daily basis, while battling an alien enemy, set on conquering all of mankind. 
On a scouting mission she encounters a lone Mist Warrior who for an unknown reason saves her from certain death, when the vehicle she is driving plummets over the edge of a cliff, after losing traction on a gravel road. Using his mist, the warrior takes control of the vehicle and maneuvers it safely back onto the road.

Sarah is surprised to find herself feeling an attraction for this sworn enemy and becomes drawn to his seductive playfulness. 
 

Other books by C.M. Brown
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12574618-he-came-for-me
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16052641-he-came-for-mine
                        
Gram mercy,


Release of Soulless by Crystal Collier

First of all, huge thanks, Carol, for inviting me here today!

With the release of my second novel, SOULLESS, I've come to realize that every book has its tricky aspects. While writing a series that deals with time manipulation, I've come across my fair share of pitfalls. Ready to bend your brain?

Top Ten Troubles with Twisting Time

1. Memories: If you could step through time, you'd find yourself in a place where you remembered events that have yet to take place. Say, the Berlin wall coming down. The fall of the Roman empire. How would that mess with your interactions with others? 

2. Paradoxes: So he saved the day, but then the person he saved stepped through time and saved him. But, what if they didn't? Then the whole time stream would collapse, right?


3. Crossing paths with one's self or ancestors: What if you accidentally influenced your ancestor to take a different path? What if you accidentally (or intentionally) influenced yourself to take a different path? Does the current you cease to exist? 

4. Forgetting someone doesn't know you: When seeing someone you care about or met three years in the future, you might react on instinct. There's no denying the lighting up of your eyes when you recognize someone, but what if you slipped and went too far? 

5. Learning HOW to control time: Alexia has trouble with this. She even over shoots once. Almost to the detriment of those she's trying to help. Oops. Imagine if you overshot by a century or so? (Not saying my characters do that.)

6. Learning your limits: Does traveling through time have a cost? Physical strain? Financial? Technological?
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