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|Friday the 13th (March 2020)Happy Friday the 13th!|
I hope you all get to enjoy the full moon tonight…
And for those of you who are in some form of lockdown/quarantine/other emergency situations, then I’m right here with you!
In fact, it’s snowing where I am right now to make matters worse.
If I was an apocalypse author, I would be very happy right about now! Hahaha
I hope you are all well and that none of you get sick!
|Writer Update!I am just a few words away from finishing Allegra Episode Four! This episode has been very entertaining to write, and the series is nearing full-sprint! What has been the most exciting for me since my last email has been reading the new reviews I have gotten!|
I would like to thank all of you who took me up on my invitation last week, your involvement has really helped me and my book’s rankings!
I now have four reviews on my Allegra series on Amazon and one on both Goodreads and Bookbub. I also have several people who have reviews in the works, and I’m excited to see what they have to say!
So, Thank You all! Your help has been super helpful. 🙂
Once again, if anyone else is willing to help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. A simple “Cool book” is enough to help my book survive.
Here’s the link where you can get the review copy because I still need more reviews! Ten reviews is oftentimes seen as the minimum required reviews for a book to been seen as “legit.” https://storyoriginapp.com/reviewcopies/092b8809-2e3b-4599-b1fb-2bdfda9e25c6Short Story!
After far too long, here’s chapter six of Accolade! I hope you all enjoy it, and I would love to hear what you all think of it!
Paradise, Galatia “That wasn’t one of my best landings,” The pilot in front of Gideon mutters after a long, unsteady breath.“You did fine,” Hayes assures the man as she releases her white-knuckled grip from a nearby rail. Looking to Gideon, she continues with a friendly smile, “Welcome to Paradise, Gideon.”“Thanks,” Gideon manages as he tries to let go of a handle he had used to stay upright during the crash landing. His knees buckle slightly, and he resolves to continue hanging on to his handhold.“Looks like we are ahead of schedule,” Hayes offers with a lighthearted chuckle.“That’s got t be a record,” The pilot agrees with a laugh.Evidentially, Hayes keeps her crew’s morale was always up, Gideon thinks to himself, Or, they are just crazy. Gideon looks over to the Commander and scans her face for several moments before he manages to add his own joke, “Best flight I’ve ever had,”The pilot looks back to Gideon with a look of surprise. Judging by his expression, Gideon wasn’t supposed to be out and about, much less in the cockpit. The pilot quickly recovers and laughs. After a beat, he says, “I’m glad you liked it,”“Follow me, Gideon,” Hayes instructs as she turns toward the rear of the cockpit. Gideon silently follows her, curious as to what she had to say.“Commander,” A soldier acknowledges Hayes as she walks by. The soldier sounded a lot like the one named Clo that Gideon had overheard earlier. She looked like she had been caught in part of the explosion that had nearly brought the hovercraft down. Clo continues speaking after gently biting her lip, “If they don’t get us a new ship, we’ll be stuck here for several weeks. Our ship’s pretty banged up.”“I’m fine staying here for a while,” Hayes smiles.“Jackson’s gone,” Clo announces as she stares at the ground, “I saw him die.”“Oh, I’m so sorry, Clo,” Hayes whispers as she draws Clo into a hug. She holds Clo for several beats before pulling away, “If there’s anything I can do—”“No,” Clo cuts her off, “I don’t want you to be in any more hot water.”Hayes looks like she is about to say something before she promptly walks off, continuing down the corridor. Gideon sheepishly looks away from Clo, who is still sulking as he scampers after Hayes.“Those damn savages did this,” Hayes mutters once Gideon finally catches up to her.“Savages?” Gideon inquires. He had heard of the mutants, but never of any savages. After a beat, Gideon presses, “What’s a ‘savage?’”“They’re the people who live outside of our Domes,” Hayes replies with a bitter look on her face. Shaking her head, she continues, “They’re mostly rebels and terrorists. They’ve been attacking our ships for some time now…”“What?” Gideon asks when Hayes trails off. She had stopped at a doorway and pressed her hand against the cool steel. Gideon shifts slightly to get a look at the Commander’s face, and he notes that a few tears are streaming down her face.“They killed my husband,” She mutters before wiping her face and returning to her usual bolt-upright posture. Now that she had regained her composure, she continues, “When they informed us, Sylvia left home. I didn’t know she left until the local garrison contacted me. They sent her here without even asking me, I never got to say goodbye.”“They did the same to me,” Gideon offers. He doubted his words helped, but he felt like they needed to be said. After a beat, Gideon asks, “Why can’t you talk to her yourself?”“My superiors won’t allow it,” Hayes replies as she guides Gideon to another door. Opening it, she continues, “They threatened to take my other children if I spoke to her. I can’t risk losing anyone else.”“Ah…” Gideon nods slowly, understanding the Commander’s predicament. He looks around as Hayes ushers him into a bleak-looking room. The walls are all grey, just like the floor and ceiling. The only color that graces the room is provided by a drab green pack that is sitting on a table in the middle of the room. Gideon takes a seat in a chair she is pointing to and looks over to her expectantly.“This is all I can do for you now,” Hayes starts as she opens up the bag. She continues as she removes the bag’s content, piece by piece, “The others won’t have very much equipment. I ensured that you would have everything they might be missing. That includes a shovel, some knives, tarps, and several flashlights. As you can see, there’s a lot more too.”“Thanks,” Gideon nods in appreciation of the large variety of gear.“All I ask in return is that you keep my daughter safe,” Hayes whispers barely loud enough to be heard, her eyes pleading with Gideon, “My husband is dead, but you can save my daughter.”Gideon offers a slight nod as he tries to push down his own anxiety. He stares blankly at the large backpack before him which represented his only chance of survival. If a career soldier like the Commander was afraid of the world beyond the protection of the Domes, then Gideon had even more reason to be terrified.“Director Stone would like to see you, Commander,” A voice reports over the ship’s PA system.“Gideon, there’s a lot you don’t know about,” Hayes says in a rushed whisper, “You saw what the Coalition does to people who they think know anything. But I need you to know that not everyone outside of the Domes are savages, some of them are friendly. However, don’t count on that. And don’t count on anyone’s loyalty either, that will get you killed faster than any hybrid could.”“The Director is waiting, Commander,” The PA continues after a few beats.“Tell my daughter I love her, and that I’m coming for her,” Hayes whimpers as her lips quiver slightly. She quickly repacks Gideon’s pack, and pauses as she pulls a small bag from her uniform, “And please make sure she gets this.”Gideon nods dumbly, which appeases the Commander. She mouths the words ‘Thank You’ to Gideon before retreating back into the corridor they had come from. Evidentially, she was more afraid of what this Director would do to her and her family than anything else.“What have I gotten myself into?” Gideon asks himself as he lets his head drop. He absently rubs his face as he struggles to make sense of everything that had transpired since he had been arrested. Weekly Promo!
I’ve got a lot of group promos going this week, and I will likely continue to share these through the week as I am sure many of you will be stuck at home.
I have two author I am doing newsletter swaps with, so it would be great if you could all check them out too!Short Stories — Short Reviews!
Here’s a collection of short stories you can get for free!
A bunch of great stories are available for free in exchange for reviews (just like what I’ve been asking of all of you), if you’re interested, go for it! 🙂
These reviews are administered by Story Origin, so you won’t be joining any more newsletters, if this is a concern.
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For those of you who are Kindle Unlimited subscribers, then here’s a group promo just for you! Included are plenty of different tales that revolve around some sort of adventure!
Adventure is out there, have at it!
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If you couldn’t find the book you wanted to read in the last Kindle Unlimited promotion, then check out this one!
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This is (yet another) group promo that is filled with various books. This promo has books from all genres, so you should be able to find something that piques your interest. 🙂
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Here’s a massive list of 99 cent books you can score this week! If you’re stuck at home, then this may just be the escape you’re in dire need of!
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Go ahead and check it out! 🙂
Here’s the reader magnet!
YuFu fishes diamonds from a gas giant and wants to retire peacefully with his wife and children. But when his vessel gets hijacked by space pirates, all his dreams evaporate. Desperate to protect his employer’s secret, he wipes his memory and believes fake recollections of a criminal named YuFang. He winds up, held against his will by a mafia on another planet. After discovering cyberweaponry built into his body, he commits atrocities under the false belief that he’s a villain and killer. A mysterious red-haired woman rescues him from certain death and reveals a secret method of astral projection, shape-shifting, and instantaneous space travel. Will he use it for his selfish ends? Or will he remember who he once was and repay for his wrongdoings?
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Welcome to the Kwa system, where the light of three suns falls upon twenty worlds, and a giant cloud nebula dominates the skies.
Where Will is just trying to make a living – until someone pushes him too far.
Where everything and everyone can be bought and sold…
Ex-smuggler Will scratches out a living piloting a deep-space fishing boat over the vast sea of dust, but trouble is stirring in the outer reaches of the system and soon Will and his motley crew find themselves dragged into a conflict that could engulf every one of the Kwa worlds. Caught between the in-fighting gangsters who run the system and a rebellion by the native Kwa, Will has to balance his obsessive search for one man with his love for another.
https://storyoriginapp.com/swaps/674fb7f2-5346-11ea-bc06-aff55ac2b587 Thank you for exploring the future with me!