Blog Tour and Giveaway: Bastard’s Brew by Gillian Felix

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Synopsis for Bastard’s Brew

When L’Wren’s ex-boyfriend Jeff suddenly disappears, she turns to Kevin to help her find him. With one phone call, Kevin makes sure that Jeff stays hidden and that L’Wren’s heart is broken, leaving the door open for Kevin to pursue her. But Kevin is not as free as L’Wren thinks; she is in the dark about his affair with her stepmother, Savi. Savi constantly reminds Kevin of his devious ways and uses their secret to keep him as her toyfriend.

“You don’t deserve to be loved, and you don’t deserve to be happy. You and I are the same … we’re broken inside. Everything we touch, we destroy. We don’t get happily ever after … we don’t get to ride off into the sunset. You know who gets that? L’Wren … she gets it, she gets the guy, and she deserves a decent guy.”- Savi

Kevin desires to be the man that L’Wren deserves, but before he can assume the role of white knight, he brews one last plan to get rid of Savi for good. Will L’Wren, the innocent victim in their twisted game, become a casualty?

Kevin may have sold his body to the devil in stilettos, but he’d be damned if he let her have his heart.

Suitable for adults 18+

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Kevin stared at the computer screen, pondering his fate with L’Wren. Did Savi tell her about their affair? Would he ever hear from her again? Did she hate him? It killed him thinking that she’d hate him for his indiscretions with her stepmother. Maybe it’d be best if she found out now, before she got too involved, he told himself. Maybe he should be the one to tell her. There was a knock on his office door, and Dwayne the bartender stuck his neck in.

“You have a visitor,” he announced.

Kevin took a deep breath and wondered if L’Wren had come to cuss him out. He nodded at Dwayne. Might as well get it over with, he told himself and stood up behind his desk.

Savi strutted proudly into Kevin’s office. “Hello, lover,” she purred, then pulled him in for a kiss and a nice, firm grope of his ass. “Miss me?”

He backed away from her.

Savi knew things had changed; she saw the way he looked at L’Wren, and knew she’d have to work twice as hard to get him back to where they left off.

“What’s going on with you and L’Wren?” She took a seat on the couch where they’d ravaged each other so many times in the last few months.

“Nothing.” Kevin sat behind his desk, relieved that Savi was a safe distance away. “I’m kind of busy right now.”

“Nothing? Is that why she was grinning like a hyena after you left?”

“What did she tell you?”

“What is there to tell?” Savi studied him.

“I don’t have time for games, Savi. I have work to do. The pub is closed. If you want a drink, come back later.” He dismissed her and pretended to look busy.

“Whatever you have with L’Wren, cut it out now. L’Wren is not like me. She’s delicate and trusting, and I don’t want you playing around on her,” Savi stated crisply.

Kevin wondered if Savi was really protective or was this her way of marking her territory.

“Did you tell her about us?”

“Why would I do that?”

“Look, Savi, I like L’Wren. I’m not gonna play around on her,” Kevin stated boldly.

Savi closed her eyes and absorbed his words, then took a deep breath.

Her silence made him uncomfortable. Was she falling for him? Did their fun and games turn serious for her? He joined her on the couch.

“Savi, I don’t want to hurt you, but this thing with us has to end,” he said tenderly.

“Don’t come around my house again.” Her voice was icy.

Kevin was ready to agree to anything to get out of their affair. “Fine.”

“That doesn’t mean I want you for my stepdaughter.” She looked at him seriously.

“You’re a drug dealer, this pub is a front, and I don’t want you around my girls.”

“I’ll never do anything to hurt them,” Kevin said.

“You’re not a nice person, Kevin. You use people, and you hurt them. The friends you have are only around you because they are afraid of you. Nobody likes you, and nobody wants to be around you. It’s only a matter of time before L’Wren realizes that. You can’t hide who you really are. You’re a monster.”

Savi’s words sliced into Kevin’s core.

“You don’t deserve to be loved, and you don’t deserve to be happy. You and I are the same … we’re broken inside. Everything we touch, we destroy. We don’t get happily ever after … we don’t get to ride off into the sunset. You know who gets that? L’Wren … she gets it, she gets the guy, and she deserves a decent guy.” Savi saw the hurt in his eyes and knew that he liked L’Wren more than he was letting on. Kevin was all she had, and she had no intention of letting him go.

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Book Promotion: RIP: Choices After Death by Daniel Sherrier

Today’s book promotion comes from Daniel Sherrier and his book called RIP: Choices After Death. If you like Paranormal books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: RIP: Choices After Death
Author: Daniel Sherrier
Genre:
Paranormal, New Adult

Publisher: Amazon CreateSpace
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date:
10/12/2013

Summary:
Ghosts are people, too, but not all ghosts choose to be good people.

Rip Cooper must overcome his fears and kill dead people to prevent them from corrupting the living. This young loner learns he can perceive ghosts with his five senses as if they were flesh and blood, and he’s just as solid to them — pretty much the only solid thing, in fact. He works alongside an impure “angel” and his ex-best friend’s ex-girlfriend as they teach him how love can lead to strength.

RIP vol. 1: Choices After Death features the first four novelettes in this coming-of-age and redemption story: “Touch,” “Alone,” “The Crazy Line,” and “Point B,” plus the short story “Strength.”

The Author:

Daniel Sherrier’s Website: Here
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Daniel Sherrier’s Facebook: Here
Daniel Sherrier’s Goodreads: Here
Daniel Sherrier’s Amazon: Here

The best thing about writing this book?
I enjoyed the characters, especially the ghost Serissa. She’s a lively dead young woman who’s trying to do the right thing, hoping that will earn her entry into Heaven, but no ghost knows for a fact whether Heaven and Hell even exist. All her hard work might be for nothing, and not knowing is driving her bonkers. She’s great fun to write.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I was working as a newspaper reporter covering a Halloween event at the Historic Polegreen Church in Hanover County, Va. A paranormal investigator was talking about the possibility of ghosts at the site. So, ghosts were on my mind that evening, and I had two random thoughts. The first was, “What if someone had to physically beat up wicked ghosts?” The second thought turned that around: “What if a good ghost was able to touch a living person for the first time since dying?” Then I knew I was on to something.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Don’t write about writers. Don’t publish anything before you’re at least 25. And be ready and willing to work extremely hard.

What is your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Iced latte, please

Anything else that you would like to add?
I’ve adopted an unconventional structure for this book. It’s told in episodic novelettes. Each novelette has its own beginning, middle, and end, but they all build on each other, and each volume has its own arc. Volume One’s arc, basically, is “Can this young loner learn to let people in? Can he break out of his rut and start seeing a future for himself?”

 

I want to thank Daniel Sherrier for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read RIP: Choices After Death!

 

 

Cover Reveal: Crane by Stacey Rourke

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Title: Crane

Series: Legends Saga Book 1

Author: Stacey Rourke

Genre: NA paranormal

Audience: Older teens and up

Formats: eBook and print

Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing

Cover By: Najla Qamber Designs

Editor: There for You Editing

Expected Date of Publishing: May 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Horseman is unending,

his presence shan’t lessen.

If you break the curse,

you become the legend.

Washington Irving and Rip Van Winkle had no choice but to cover up the deadly truth behind Ichabod Crane’s disappearance. Centuries later, a Crane returns to Sleepy Hollow awakening macabre secrets once believed to be buried deep.

What if the monster that spawned the legend lived within you?

Now, Ireland Crane, reeling from a break-up and seeking a fresh start, must rely on the newly awakened Rip Van Winkle to discover the key to channeling the darkness swirling within her. Bodies are piling high and Ireland is the only one that can save Sleepy Hollow by embracing her own damning curse.

But is anyone truly safe when the Horseman rides?

 

 

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authorgifThe Gryphon Series is written by Stacey Rourke. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant, drooly dogs. Stacey loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. She is currently hard at work on the continuations of this series as well as other literary projects. The Gryphon Series is available wherever fine books are sold.

 

Contact Info: Visit the author at www.staceyrourke.com

Twitter @Rourkewrites

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Book Promotion: I Still Believe in Love by James A. Grove

Today’s book promotion comes from James A. Grove and his book called I Still Believe in Love. If you like Poetry, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: I Still Believe in Love
Author: James A. Grove
Genre:
Poetry

Publisher: James A. Grove
Format: ebook
Release Date:
1/17/2014

Summary:
Illustrative Poetry to stimulate your senses, Poetry for your brain, ears and eyes.
“I Still Believe in Love” is a collection of Poems that read like a Story and sings like a Song. some are about good love, some are about bad love and some are not about love at all.
Originally I wanted to magically transform the poems into songs (how, I had not figured out yet) But if you start to hear a tune in your head or feel a melody in your heart and you find yourselves maybe humming along then I guess I really did turn them into songs…one person at a time.

The Author:

James A. Grove’s Website: Here
James A. Grove’s iTunes: Here

Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
This book is about Illustrative Poetry, that is poems that are related to the photographical background used.

Anything else that you would like to add?
James A Grove was born in Europe in June of 1957, had the first half of his schooling in Europe and the second half in Canada, as his family had immigrated there in 1969.

 

I want to thank James A. Grove for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read I Still Believe in Love!

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Scary Modsters by Diane Rinella

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Scary Modsters… and Creepy Freaks

A fantastical romance involving a girl, the music that fuels her, and her Ouija board.

Rosalyn possesses a sunny personality that is laced with quirks. Although she seeks acceptance in a world where she lives out of time, what she gets is ridiculed for her eclectic wardrobe and unconventional music collection.

One fateful night, Rosalyn bewitches Niles, a stylish man whose offbeat character perfectly complements her own. Unfortunately, he possesses a critical flaw that means relationship suicide for him and pretty much anyone.

While under the influence of insomnia-impaired judgment, Rosalyn summons Rock ‘n Roll deity Peter Lane back from the dead. Not only does he spin her hormones into a frenzy, Peter is also the precarious puzzle piece that brings sense into her world. When Niles learns that he can overcome his life-long challenge by helping Peter avenge his death, how far will he go to secure Rosalyn’s heart?

 

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Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fangirl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.

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PETER

May 13, 1966 was a day that most wouldn’t give a turnip over. Take a look at this picture. You see that guy? The smarmy, dark-haired young businessman sitting behind that big wood desk? That’s Ben Stoddard, or as he likes to call himself, Big Ben. I refer to him as Mr. B.S. He’s the one who took me. I mean he took everything—my career, my happiness, the girl I loved, and my life.

Now look to those four young lads sitting across from him—the ones that seem as if they’ve never had a penny to their names. The ones eager to sign on that dotted line. That handsome devil with the sandy blonde hair and the stupid grin—that’s me, Peter Lane; singer, guitarist, huge chump, and idiot extraordinaire. I was on top of the world at that moment. We all were. You know that witticism about how you have to be careful that you don’t sign your life away? It’s no joke because that’s exactly what I was doing.

We had just been given a new car, a swanky apartment, and unlimited credit at all the fancy boutiques on Carnaby Street. You’ve heard of Carnaby, right? The place where every self-respecting mod paid too much for clothes he couldn’t afford even if they had been offered at fair prices. We were told to dress like we owned the world because we soon would. A tour was being planned so we could conquer America just like The Beatles had. All we had to do was sign on that little piece of paper you see on Mr. B.S.’s desk. We signed it in blue ink from a fountain pen—but had we known whom we were dealing with we would have pricked ourselves and used blood.

Two years later I was hovering above my casket, watching people lower my body into a dark, dirt hole, and cringing at how the once beautiful man had become broken, burnt to a crisp, and about to be devoured by worms.

Everyone thought it was an accident.

Then and there I vowed revenge. Plotting it was easy, but finding my way back was another story.

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Book Promotion: How to Get Him – The unpredicted women’s way by Monique Chi

Today’s book promotion comes from Monique Chi and her book called How to Get Him – The unpredicted women’s way. If you like How To books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: How to Get Him – The unpredicted women’s way
Author: Monique Chi
Genre:
How To, Dating Advice

Publisher: Dating
Format: ebook
Release Date:
1/6/2014

Summary:
How to make HIM stop being a douchebag? The Secret Sauce any woman and girl MUST know This practical dating guide to success with men (or better: with THE man) is written from a woman martial artist’s point of view. It’s all unique – and true.

I want to thank Monique Chi for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read How to Get Him – The unpredicted women’s way!

Book Promotion: The Forbidden Cuisine by Kevin Anthony

Today’s book promotion comes from Kevin Anthony and his book called The Forbidden Cuisine. If you like Horror Novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: The Forbidden Cuisine
Author: Kevin Anthony
Genre:
Contemporary Fantasy, Horror

Publisher: Amazon KDP
Format: ebook
Release Date:
1/21/2014

Summary:
“I sat on the edge of my seat reading it!”- Hall of Fame, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer, Matthew G. Sherwin.

Damien Cooper’s mind is a bit fucked up.

His condition takes his senses to new heights and makes him a walking caution. The changes don’t stop as Damien’s high school sweetheart adopts an abnormal appetite and his mother becomes obsessed with the self-help book Feast, Stray, Love.

Damien strives to tame his mind but a feud involving an overzealous preacher and a cross-dressing businessman, the deadly rise of a fast-food chain and many unusual events provide unnecessary distractions.

The culinary student’s love life and career in the kitchen are put into jeopardy, but is he willing to literary blow up any obstacle in his way to maintain his happy?

Go ahead, take the first bite.

The Author:

Q & A:

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
If you have a hobby besides writing, write a book about that hobby. I also love cooking and decided to write a book about kicking with my own special twist.

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Tea

I want to thank Kevin Anthony for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read The Forbidden Cuisine!

Blog Tour and Giveaway: War Kids by H J Lawson

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Welcome to the first ever Kickstarter Blog Tour – so what is Kickstarter?


1. Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.


We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 5.9 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 58,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.


2. Each project is independently created.


The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control over and responsibility for their projects. Kickstarter is a platform and a resource; we’re not involved in the development of the projects themselves. Anyone can launch a project on Kickstarter as long as it meets our guidelines.


3. Together, creators and backers make projects happen.


Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals.


4. Creators keep 100% ownership of their work.


Backers are supporting projects to help them come to life, not to profit financially. Instead, project creators offer rewards to thank backers for their support. Backers of an effort to make a book or film, for example, often get a copy of the finished work. A bigger pledge to a film project might get you into the premiere — or a private screening for you and your friends. One artist raised funds to create a wall installation, then gave pieces of it to her backers when the exhibit ended.


5. Creative works were funded this way for centuries.


Mozart, Beethoven, Whitman, Twain, and other artists funded works in similar ways — not just with help from large patrons, but by soliciting money from smaller patrons, often called subscribers. In return for their support, these subscribers might have received an early copy or special edition of the work. Kickstarter is an extension of this model, turbocharged by the web.


6. Backing a project is more than just giving someone money.


It’s supporting their dream to create something that they want to see exist in the world. People rally around their friends’ projects, fans support people they admire, and others simply come to Kickstarter to be inspired by new ideas. Some projects take longer than anticipated, but creators who are transparent about issues and delays usually find their backers to be understanding.


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We’re an independent company of 78 people based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We spend our time making Kickstarter a little bit better every day, answering questions from backers and creators, and finding new projects to share. If a project is successfully funded, we apply a 5% fee to the funds collected.


We believe that creative projects make for a better world, and we’re thrilled to help support new ones. Building a community of backers around an idea is an amazing way to make something new.


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Title: WAR KIDS

Author: HJLawson

Genre: Contemporary

Audience: Young Adult

 

 

 

 

 
 

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When fourteen-year-old Jada wakes up in a hospital, the last thing she thinks is that her life has completely changed forever. But when the very real civil war forces her to flee from every open space, she must use the firearm skills her father taught her to reunite with him and protect herself.

Armed with a single gun and a key to an unknown locker, Jada crosses Syria on a journey with a group of children called the Fearless Freedom Fighters. With the leader, Zak, they mount a plan to rescue their fathers while they try to cope with the merciless murders of their families. As Jada and Zak lead the group together, love blossoms, but with soldiers hot on their tail, they need to stay vigilant in the face of war.

WAR KIDS – deals with the very real crisis of the ongoing Syrian Civil War through the eyes of young children as they try to stay strong despite the overwhelming presence of death. The novel provides a number of perspectives from young characters as they deal with the deaths of their families, the destruction of their villages and their ongoing need to survive.

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Wake Up. Run.

“Wake up. Run.”

Jada wake up! I scream to myself.

Taking a breath in to prepare myself for what I was about to see, millions of tiny molecules fly up my nostrils, tickling the inside as they move. I can taste the particles. What is this familiar taste? It reminds me of when I was playing, with chalk outside on the street and licking my finger by mistake. It took all the moisture from my mouth and left an unpleasant taste in return. Where am I?

A cold shiver runs over my body. Why do I feel like I’m covered in dust? Why was chalk dust in the air? What’s happened? My father never trained me for this, are they going to kidnap me the same as they did with my father?

My terrified eyes are unwilling to see what awaits me. With a blink of my eyes, like the flash of a lightning bolt a scene of unthinkable horror in front of me.

Chaos unfolds in front of my eyes; there is a blurred image of a boy younger than me stands trembling at the end of my bed, with a bewilderment look on his face covered in dust with tears streaking down his face. I can see his dazzling white teeth as he screams…

Why can I not hear him? Oh, my god what has happened to the poor child he looks petrified. Where is his Mother? Where is mine? The only sounds I can hear are my pounding heart. Do not know if this is a horrible nightmare or not?

Frantically looking around for Mother, she not here, why am I here alone? Mother I need your help, I’m lying on a hospital bed, how could she leave me here?

With a sheet of grey dust over my body, it is just settling on my face. It feels like when my mother and I would play dress up, she would add blush to my cheeks. I wish I could go back to happier times, to before the war, the time when I could be just a child those times have gone.

Questions begin to fly through my waking brain, why I am in the hospital? Who brought me here? Where is my Mother? Is she alive? God I’m frightened to death, but at least I’m alive.

Scanning the hospital, the grey walls like a snowy day in the city, yet they crumble in front of my eyes. A blaring light fights against the protective cover of the few blind slats on the window that survived the attack. Where is the light coming from it’s the middle of the night? Is my mind playing tricks on me?

I long for the smell of harsh cleaning solvents that fill your nostrils when you go to the doctors instead of the death I can smell around me.

Shifting uneasily on the bed, the plastic material squeaking against my sticky, sweaty skin, no I have to stay quiet and not draw attention to me.

I look to the bed next to me. The ceiling light has fallen down onto the bed, and sparks are flying out of the ceiling. I see the same dusty grey layer over the bed as mine, but this dust is turning blood red. I glance to the top of the bed where an elderly man is slumped. As the light sparks, I can see him more clearly. Large overgrown eyebrows on his small wrinkled face, blood, was seeping through his clothes. He is dying in front of me.

He is staring at me; I stare back; we’re both frozen in shock. Not daring to speak, his dark eyes hold my gaze. His thin, straight lips start to slowly part. Fear floods across my body. Please don’t make a sound, I beg with my eyes and shake my head.

The old man’s eyebrows rise up, and he silently opens his mouth and mimes “RUN”. Panic fills my body the hairs on the back my neck begins to prickle to the rhythm of my terrified heart. Someone help me, anyone I cannot do this. My body becomes rigid frozen in fear.

I have to move! get out of here before they get me, my body coming back to me I’m ready to take my fear on brushing the debris and dust from my face and body, and slowly shift myself to the edge of the bed, my legs are numb with a tingling feeling in my toes. My body is weak, but I have to stay strong.

As I look down on the floor beside me, where my feet are about to hit the ground, I see a body. The dust-covered body lies motionlessly; it is the caring lady doctor, the one who was looking after me – Faith. I can see glimpses of her golden strands of hair through the dust.

She isn’t moving. Is she alive? Not Faith! I remember hear soft caring voice as I faded in and out of consciousness, and the blurred image of her face peering over me, telling me everything would be okay and that she would protect me like a beautiful angel and now her lifeless body lays on the hospital floor. Tears pour down my face.

The silence shatters screams fill the air. I rush to cover my ears, the screams are unbearable. My mind is being drowned with gut reaction screams of pain filling the room; there are just too many of them I want to run, away from their pain I can’t help them, but I can’t leave them to suffer. This is not a dream; this is really life nightmare.

Light beams hit my face, drawing my attentions away from the screams. Swiftly, I turn my head and see the door open. As my eyes adjust to the blazing truck lights, I begin see the shadows in the doorway. I can’t stay I have no choice.

Shadows have become apparent, standing silently by the door. Soldiers are standing in the doorway, a sea of blue helmets with sage and brown camouflage, with black jackets to projecting their heartless bodies, faces covered by gas masks. Why do they have masks on, what are they going to do to us? There is a deep sound from them breathing into the masks. Their belts bulge with water bottles. I’m so thirsty just one tiny drop of water and the taste of chalk would be out of my mouth.

Big black boots stand among the debris, sturdy, confident. Each holds a large gun hand over the long barrel, the other over the trigger, ready for the attack. My heart skips a beat at the sight of them; there are too many of them even if I had my gun, I wouldn’t be able to kill them all, but I would be able to kill enough to hold them of so I can make a clear run for it. My father was teaching me how to use a gun before they he was kidnapped that were over a year ago, when I was thirteen. All I wanted to do was stay in bed and cry, but Mother dragged me out forcing me to continue, I would lash out at her why could she not just leave me to grieve for my father. I’m a perfect shoot now.

“Run child, run!” the elderly man screams to me, the color has completely drained from his face. Leaping off the bed, with my hands balled into fists, forgetting the Faith is lying on the hospital floor. “Ouch” She lets out a scream of pain as I land on her. Clumsily falling to the floor beside her but she is alive. She is alive. As I lie next to her, I stare into each her tear filled eyes, the sound of footsteps get closer.

“Faith I’m so sorry, what’s happening?” I frantic ask Faith, Oh no they are going to take me; I’m helpless without my gun. I don’t have much time.

“Run!” she screams. “RUN!”

Springing up from the ground the bewildered child is in front of me, without thinking I take his arm; I’m not leaving him with them! The young boys screaming stops; I think from the shock of me grabbing him. The soldiers are coming; they are bloody coming!

“Come on we have to run,” I scream at him, God I’m screaming at this terrified children, he looks like he’s been dragged through mud, he’s filthy.

Nooo…… the solider has the boy’s arm and his pulling him away from me. “Ouch” the boy yells out in pain, oh no we are hurting him, he’s being used as a human rope.

“Get off him!” It feels like a golf ball is in my mouth; I stutter as I squeal, the boys eyes look like they are going to pop out in pain! “Leave him alone you are hurting him!” I scream.

The solider is too strong no please, please let go; I cannot hold on to him. The solider continues to pull at the boy. With one fast swoop, the boy is out of my hand, and the solider picks him up in his arms.

The boy begins to scream, thrashing is arms and legs in a violent rage he looks possessed.

“Leave him alone you are hurting him!”

“Kid we are here to help, I mean you no harm.” The solider informs me as he marches out of the hospital taking the boy. Here to help?! Does he think I’m crazy? The room begins to spin, my mind cannot handle this, oh God, they are moving forward, they soldiers are coming from me now!

Turning away from the soldiers and start to run, not looking back at the boy I left behind, Jada you have no choice, but to leave him, they are too strong for you there is nothing you could do. Remember what Mother told you, you cannot protect everyone; karma will punish the evil demons. I tell myself; I’m right, but it doesn’t make me feel any better, the poor people what will the soldiers do to them, Oh God Faith is alive, what will they do to her? I heard they have been kidnapping westerns and requesting money from their government.

I have to keep moving it’s the only going to get out of here alive. Bodies are laid out on the floor; tiny bodies wrapped in blankets covered with grey dust. What the hell is going on! These are children; there are so many bodies, what did they do to deserve this? Why would anyone kill them? Trying not to disturb the bodies as I move; linger on every step. I don’t want to cause the bodies any more pain; they have already been through enough.

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Hayley Lawson is the author of War Kids. She has written a young adult contemporary novel set in Syria; a story about the Syrian Civil war though the eyes of children.

She was born in Lancaster, England. Growing up in a single parent household with five other siblings; was hard, and also character building.

Diagnosed with dyslexic at an early age, she always believed if you work hard you can do anything you want. If she didn’t know how to do something she would research until she did.

As a young child she found a passion for drawing, and continued this into adulthood, graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, England with a BA(Hons) in fashion design.

At aged twenty seven, Hayley and her husband packed up their belongings for a lifelong dream to move to California. Her America dream was complete with the birth of her daughter. Her passing for traveling, continued after the birth of her daughter traveling around America with the family, and the best travelled dog.

A new job positioned opened up New York, and the family decide to relocate to Long Island, NY, which is where she currently resides.

On August 21 she was moved by the images of the Syrian conflict, and embarked on a unlikely journey of writing her first novel.

She is currently working on the War Kids sequel, an adult’s comedy and a children’s book with her daughter.

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Book Promotion: How To Lose A Dunlap Belly by Dexter Poin

Today’s book promotion comes from Dexter Poin and his book called How To Lose A Dunlap Belly. If you like Health books, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

Book: How To Lose A Dunlap Belly
Author: Dexter Poin
Genre:
Health, fitness and dieting

Publisher: Dexter Poin
Format: ebook
Release Date:
8/22/2014

Summary:
This book is not based on hype, theories, and new fly by night fads. Many people are suffering from a Dunlap belly. For most people this is entirely fixable. This book helps to guide you in the right direction and addresses the root causes of Dunlap belly,and gives honest and practical solutions to how to go about losing it.

I want to thank Dexter Poin for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read How To Lose A Dunlap Belly!

Book Promotion: New Testament Bible Trivia Fill In The Blanks From Matthew-Revelation by Alicia Aiken

Today’s book promotion comes from Alicia Aiken and her book called New Testament Bible Trivia Fill In The Blanks From Matthew-Revelation. If you like Bible Trivia, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!

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Book: New Testament Bible Trivia Fill In The Blanks From Matthew-Revelation
Author: Alicia Aiken
Genre:
Christianity, Religion, Study Guide and Bible Trivia

Format: Paperback and eBook

Summary:
Calling all Bible scholars and novices too, if you enjoy testing your Bible knowledge or if you want to learn Bible scriptures take the challenge. This book consists of over 600 fill-in-the blanks from Matthew to Revelation (KJV).

The scriptures range from easy to difficult and the location of the scriptures are listed after each fill-in-the blank. The answers are also found in the back of the book. You can read the chapter in the Bible first to test your memory. This book can be used as a study guide, a Vacation Bible School activity book, a Sunday School guide or on game night with your family and friends.

This book can be both entertaining and educational, use it to increase your Bible knowledge.

The Author:

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Q & A:

The best thing about writing this book?
The best thing about writing this book was I learned a lot myself. I really enjoy reading the Bible, but writing this book gave me an opportunity to really study the Bible and I hope the readers will also test their knowledge with the scriptures and have fun while reading the book.

Where did you get your idea for this story?
I have already written two other paperback books ‘Powerful Bible Scriptures on Healing’ and ‘Bible Scriptures to Combat the Spirit of Depression’ so I decided that I wanted to take the time to write something for those who enjoy Bible trivia. This book caters to those who have a love for the Bible and want to increase their knowledge and also those who are new to the faith and want to learn the scriptures.

What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
I would tell all aspiring writers to keep on writing and do not give up on their dreams. Do not stop with one book but continue to write excellent material.

Anything else that you would like to add?
Readers can contact me at Godlymiracles@yahoo.com

 

I want to thank Alicia Aiken for allowing me to promote her book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read New Testament Bible Trivia Fill In The Blanks From Matthew-Revelation!