Readers Roost: Cover Reveal: Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton

Readers Roost: Cover Reveal: Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton:   Title : Arresting Jeremiah Author : Amber Daulton Series : Arresting Onyx (book 2) Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Cover Reveal...

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Transportation: MFRW Book Hooks 23 September 2020

 

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The Blurb

Geeky Gandy Stafford's lifelong fantasy comes true when he meets the otherworldly Dorma and Desyra. These last remnants of a botched extraterrestrial invasion discover that they require a great deal of energy to maintain their human forms.

The easiest way to obtain essential power?

Sex, and lots of it.

The Snippet

 Having finished his tasks for the night, Gandy invited the aliens to ride with him in his 1975 Ford Pinto.

“This car is kind of a zero,” he apologized. “I don’t know how it even keeps running.”

“It is transportation,” Desyra said matter-of-factly.

“Yeah, that’s true. Transportation it is. Hopefully, it will transport us to my place without a problem. Okay, so I live in a little townhouse by myself, but my pops owns it, and we’ll have to be quiet. My neighbors are kind of busybodies, and they’d be more than happy to tell my old man that I brought home a couple of girls. He probably wouldn’t believe anything happened, so I guess it really doesn’t matter, though. Say, your people are pretty advanced, right? Why don’t you just take over the planet?”

“That was our fleet’s orders. But there are only two of us now.”

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About Me Monday Peeve: Don't Try To Be All Things to Everyone

 



My son has a cold. It's such fun living in an era when a common cold strikes terror into the heart. He was filling in a hole yesterday and got very sweaty. Then it clouded up and started flashing lightning and cooled down a fair bit, so he ended up with a chill.

I have to take the car to the body shop for repairs and will need to have a rental for a few days. This old dude rear-ended me while I was making a left turn. Fortunately, it wasn't a high enough impact to deploy the airbags. If it isn't one thing it's ten others.

The place where I get most of my income these days is doing book reviews, which isn't as much fun as it sounds like it would be. It's actually very stressful. I am also working on my own writing. You know, those grand literary efforts that I share in this hallowed space.

I keep learning the hard way that I shouldn't try to be all things to everyone. I took on two unpaid book reviews for people outside the Online Book Club. (This doesn't count the review that I did as an in-kind favor for a fellow author in return for a guest spot on their blog.) 

Gratis guest posts are one thing because the author is responsible for creating the post themselves. I just plug in the HTML on my book review blog. It's an easy way for me to help aspiring authors. Reviews, on the other hand, take up a huge amount of time, and that impacts my income because I'm doing volunteer reviews instead of paid reviews. It also impacts my ability to work on my own material because my brain is toast. 

I reworked my literary services page (https://ornerybookemporium.blogspot.com/p/ornery-literary-services.html) to reflect the fact that I will now only do book reviews for either a $25 fee or an in-kind trade. I have zero advertising budget, so if someone gives me a guest spot on their blog to spread the word about my work, that is a huge help. 

Part of the problem lies in the fact that I would love to review each and every book that I have an opportunity to promote. They all sound so fascinating. If I were independently wealthy, I would stop doing the paid reviews for Online Book Club and only do volunteer reviews. However, the one bad brain that I have doesn't possess the ability to review two books in a day plus write my own content. 

I have to complete a book review approximately every other day to make at least $500 per month. Unfortunately, I am not able to make a living as an author at this point. 

No more volunteering time I don't have. I've always been bad about doing this.

If I don't take care of me, how the hell am I gonna take care of anybody else? 

And no, I am not a "bad person" for needing to look out for Number One.

I'm a slow learner.

Cie

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I've loved this song for decades. It reminds me that I need to take care of myself, which is something I've never been good about.

Weekend Writing Warriors 20 September 2020



The Notes
Last time, Robin annoyed Ketil with his speculations regarding Yitzy.

The Snippet
“Apologies for me partner,” the large ghoul interjected, again doffing his newsboy cap. “We are new to the Land of Xura, but we have heard of you and the House of Lost Dreams, Ketil Nagel. I am John Tamboli the Tambourine Man, otherwise known as Little John, and this is my bosom companion Robin Roberts, or Robin Hood, as he prefers.”

“Yes, well, I am sure he has robbed many hoods,” Ketil quipped. “It is nice to make your acquaintance at any rate, Little John. I am not yet convinced of the pleasure of making Big Robin’s acquaintance, but my friend Yitzy has instilled in me the belief that one should avoid making hasty judgments, and possibly hasty puddings, if one is not well versed in cooking such. All humor aside, however, I am not sure it would be well for a ghoul to enter this house. It is my experience that ghouls not born ghoul become ghouls because of traumatic circumstances, and this house has a tendency to try and make one relive their traumas. Regardless of what you may have heard, there is no gold, glory, nor benevolent magic to be found in this malign structure.”


“But adventure there is, yes?” Robin inquired, holding the door open for his companions.

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Readers Roost: First Line Friday Flash Fiction 18 September 2020

Readers Roost: First Line Friday Flash Fiction 18 September 2020:  I took a shortcut and copy-pasted my shares of today's First Line Friday stories with my comments from http://netherworldwritersguild.tumblr.com

Check it out to discover some great new flash fiction. All of these stories were standouts!

I am currently working on three book reviews. I need to learn not to double-book (or triple-book) myself. The pun wasn't intended, but it is appropriate.


First Chapter Friday + First Line Friday: Fetch: Going Under

 

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Going Under

I

One by one the lights of the city block winked out, the dark coming ever closer. Daniel Clifford regarded the oncoming dimness with disdain.

“You think I give a rat-fuck if this shite storm tears this fuckin’ city apart?” he sneered. “I’ve fuck-all to lose. Fucking garbage hand I was given with this achy-breaky-shake-and-bakey brain of mine. Should the forces of evil invade, I’ll lay down me life with nary an ounce of qualm. Come on, you rat fuck sons of bitches, you call this a storm? Ain’t like it’s anything close to a typhoon or a monsoon. I want to see the end of everything. I want to be under the sea. Darling, it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me.”

As a strong gust rattled the windows, the power went out. Daniel rose to part the curtains fully. He heard his sister give a cry of surprise downstairs and snorted derisively.

“Don’t be a dizzy cow, Amber,” Daniel sighed. “It’s nothing but a wee zephyr, an innocent tempest wafting in from the ocean. A whiff of a whisk, a gale in the dusk, the breath of the ocean bringing the musk of the briny to the shore. A little more violent than the average breeze is this ill wind from the savage seas.”

Since the computer was without power, Daniel found a pad and paper to write down the words that came to his mind, sans the part about Amber being a dizzy cow. As he finished scribbling in the low light, his eye fell on a statuette on his desk.

Daniel ran his finger over the long, dark hair and angular face of the figurine made in the likeness of his father, Gerry, at thirty years of age. This was the Gerry Clifford that most of the world knew; the underrated genius behind Mainline, a latter twentieth-century blues-rock band that was either famous or infamous depending on one’s perspective. The elfin guitarist had an intense expression on his face. Daniel smiled, and a tear ran down his cheek.

“What were ya thinkin’, Daddy?” he asked. “What were you thinkin’ in the picture they made this model from? Course in the front of your mind, you were probably thinkin’ about what chord came next, but in the back of your mind, what was going on? Were you thinking of home? Were you thinkin’ of Mum and Amber and me?”

Daniel was glad that his father hadn’t lived down to the reputation that many musicians had of being philanderers unable to keep their fly zipped whenever a willing female offered them a romp. It pleased him that groupies found his father tepid while reporters branded him as enigmatic. Had Gerry Clifford been their only source of sustenance, the tabloids would have starved, and the world would have been a better place for their demise.

“I hope you know that you were always a hero to me, Da,” Daniel said softly.

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

Acknowledgments

“Under the Sea” is a song from the 1989 Disney motion picture The Little Mermaid.

The Cerenarian Sea is part of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands. It appears in his story Celephais, first publication The Rainbow, May 1922.

Mormo is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft. She appears in The Horror at Red Hook, first publication Weird Tales, January 1927.

Nyarlathotep is the creation of H.P. Lovecraft, appearing in his 1920 story of the same name.

Inspired by the 11 September 2020 First Line Friday prompt at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/09/11/first-line-friday-september-11th-2020/

Submitted to https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/ on 14 September 2020 for the Write about a character arriving in a place unlike anywhere they’ve ever been prompt. Also inspired by the Write a story that feels lonely, despite being set in a packed city and Set your story in a place with extreme weather, but don’t use any weather-related words to describe it prompts.

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Readers Roost: Cover Reveal: Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton

Readers Roost: Cover Reveal: Arresting Jeremiah by Amber Daulton :   Title : Arresting Jeremiah Author : Amber Daulton Series : Arr...