Saturday, December 31, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Blackstone Resorts is a southern plantation built in the 1800's by the Reverend Charles Blackstone. It only opens its door to guests once every eight years. Guests soon discover they had walked into a Venus flytrap with no escape unless they repent their evil ways to the Reverend's satisfaction. The tradition continues two centuries later as eight unsuspecting guests arrive. Each resident has his or her own reason for needing a quick escape from the outside world. Tension mounts quickly as they come face to face with their worst nightmare. Will they repent their evil ways or remain at Blackstone for the rest of their lives?
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Kathy Finfrock is a lifetime California resident. She spends her day delighting others with enchanting tales of large houses and the secrets that hide behind the closed doors. And of course, you can always find me here as I'm the host of TheAtticGhost.com

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Blackstone Resorts is a southern plantation built in the 1800's by the Reverend Charles Blackstone. It only opens its door to guests once every eight years. Guests soon discover they had walked into a Venus flytrap with no escape unless they repent their evil ways to the Reverend's satisfaction. The tradition continues two centuries later as eight unsuspecting guests arrive. Each resident has his or her own reason for needing a quick escape from the outside world. Tension mounts quickly as they come face to face with their worst nightmare. Will they repent their evil ways or remain at Blackstone for the rest of their lives?
Available at 


Kathy Finfrock is a lifetime California resident. She spends her day delighting others with enchanting tales of large houses and the secrets that hide behind the closed doors. And of course, you can always find me here as I'm the host of TheAtticGhost.com

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Blackstone Resorts is a southern plantation built in the 1800's by the Reverend Charles Blackstone. It only opens its door to guests once every eight years. Guests soon discover they had walked into a Venus flytrap with no escape unless they repent their evil ways to the Reverend's satisfaction. The tradition continues two centuries later as eight unsuspecting guests arrive. Each resident has his or her own reason for needing a quick escape from the outside world. Tension mounts quickly as they come face to face with their worst nightmare. Will they repent their evil ways or remain at Blackstone for the rest of their lives?
Available at 


Kathy Finfrock is a lifetime California resident. She spends her day delighting others with enchanting tales of large houses and the secrets that hide behind the closed doors. And of course, you can always find me here as I'm the host of TheAtticGhost.com

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

He tugged at the whistle around his neck.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

It's under the bed.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Monday, December 26, 2016

DailyTen-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Nothing to worry about.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Tears spilled across his cheeks.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

You can't take the pain away.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Friday, December 23, 2016

Midnight Fire The Complete Series

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The Complete Midnight Fire Series
Kaitlyn Davis
(Midnight Fire #1-4)
Publication date: October 31st 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t know it yet. The even bigger problem is, she’s dating one.
When Kira Dawson moves to South Carolina, she meets Luke, a blond goofball who quickly becomes her best friend, and Tristan, a mysterious bad boy who sends shivers down her spine. Kira knows they’re keeping secrets, but when she discovers Tristan’s lust for blood and her own dormant mystical powers, Kira is forced to fight for her life and make the heartbreaking decision between the familiar comfort of friendship and the fiery passion of love.
From bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis comes a paranormal romance perfect for fans of Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
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EXCERPT:
Ignite (Midnight Fire Book One)
Tristan finished reading his lines. “Hey, Juliet, it’s your turn.” He smirked.
“Oh, right.” She looked down at her book. “‘O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo.'” She tried to copy his apathetic style of reading and was secretly overjoyed when he laughed at her.
“I get it, I sounded like an idiot.” She just continued giving him the same silent treatment he had given her. “Okay, here’s the truth, Kira. We can’t talk here, and we shouldn’t even be talking now, or maybe ever.”
“You told me that already.” She stopped reading.
“Yet, you seem to have trouble understanding it. English is your first language, right?” She rolled her eyes at the joke. “Like I said before, we just can’t ever be.”
“I understand what you’re saying, but I also know you don’t mean it.” She leaned closer to him to prevent from being overheard.
“I do,” he said, forcing the point.
“Oh really?” she tried to push him now. “It didn’t seem that way when you kissed me.”
“Kira, forget that ever happened, okay?”
“Or what? You don’t scare me.”
“I should,” he said and shot Kira a lethal look.
His eyes changed color to the lightest blue she could imagine, and they held her captive. Not in the romantic way, but as though she were a prisoner held paralyzed. His eyes were ice cold, making her shiver as though she had been dropped in an arctic pool, and slowly his pupils began to expand, overtaking his irises.
Kira was scared, but more than that, she felt like he knew it and didn’t care. Try as she might, she couldn’t look away—completely stuck. Slowly, a feeling of warmth spread to her hands, burning hot, a sense of power that fought the fear tightening her stomach in knots.
Whipping her gaze to the floor, Kira breathed heavy as she finally broke his stare. Her fingertips still tingled with the heat that had coursed through her, allowing her to break his gaze. Kira leaned back against her chair, away from him, and touched her fingers to her cheek.
They burned into her skin.
“What the hell was that?” she asked unsteadily, still not looking up. The heat emanating from her hand absorbed all of Kira’s thoughts.
“Me,” he said with the venom gone from his voice. She looked at him again and caught the unbearably sad expression in his eyes before he looked away.
Or me? she thought, feeling the warmth finally ebb.


Author Bio:
Bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie.
Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she's not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found indulging in some puppy videos, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her--about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general--you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com
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Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

The snake wrapped around the table leg.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Press here to continue.

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Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?







About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Still Wilde in Outlaw River by Mike Walters




Rescued from a desperate situation, Mitch Wilde finds the stakes raised for him, his loved ones, and his small Oregon Town of Outlaw River. Mitch’s wife Mabey is alone and on the run, fighting for her own survival. Jasper, Mitch's cantankerous old neighbor and investigative paranormal sleuth, and best friend Jack Jenson, also return in Book Two of Mike Walters' debut supernatural duology.

Mysteries further unfold in Still Wilde in Outlaw River as fast-paced events take the original characters into a multitude of unexpected directions. The invasion on Outlaw River from outside sources continues. Are they Alien forces looking for human subjugation or covert human entities from a parallel universe? Will Outlaw River residents unravel the mystery of the forces wreaking havoc in their small Oregon town and save themselves? Can Mabey Wilde rise to the occasion and overcome challenges she never imagined she would face? Will Mitch Wilde make the right decisions to save those closest to him?






About this author: Mike Walters' debut Novel, The Outlaw River Wilde, sprung from an idea while watching Ancient Aliens on the History channel. He intertwines his love of Native American culture and a passion for the Pacific Northwest, primarily his birth state of Oregon. Mike sat down one day and started writing. The characters and story came to life as he wrote. "Every session was as if I were reading something new myself for the first time. It is a blast to see what happens. I worked hard at taking thoughts I have had over the years watching Ancient Aliens, as well as my love of Native American culture and the Pacific Northwest. Bringing these ideas together in a novel was more fun than I ever imagined."

Follow Mike on Twitter and his website at mikewaltersnovels.com

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Under Ground by Alice Rachel

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Under Ground
Alice Rachel
(Under Ground, #1)
Publication date: October 30th 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult
Love is a taboo, a mere fantasy— foreign, unreachable, and dangerous.
Raised in a society where women have no rights, seventeen-year-old Thia Clay holds little hope for a bright future. When her parents sell her into marriage to elite member William Fox, Thia slowly gives in to despair. William is nothing but a cruel, selfish young man with no other interest than to serve his own.
Born illegally and forced to hide from the authorities his entire life, nineteen-year-old Chi Richards is an active member of the Underground—a rebellious group seeking to overthrow the government.
Chi only has one goal—to rescue his parents from the work camp they were forced into.
Meeting Thia was never part of the plan, and neither was falling in love with her.
If caught in their forbidden relationship, Thia and Chi could face a death sentence, and when devastating secrets surface from Chi’s past, Thia has to rely on her instincts to make a choice that could save her or destroy her forever.
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EXCERPT:
“During the meeting, only speak when spoken to and don’t ask any questions,” Mother snaps at me coldly.
“Yes, Mother.” I roll my eyes.
Why does she have to remind me to be quiet? I’m only allowed to talk when someone addresses me, and questions from me are never welcome. This situation will no different from any other circumstance in my life. I want to grunt something back at her, but I swallow the snide remark quickly and try my best to look obedient.
“Don’t look at William too insistently. Don’t say anything stupid that could make him or his family feel uncomfortable.” She keeps going on and on with her demands. Mother has been instructing me in proper manners for years; it’s hard to focus on her words.
“Thia, I know the Foxes have accepted your engagement to William, but remember that nothing is formalized yet. Your father and I have gone through great lengths to prepare for this wedding. You have to be on your best behavior during the entire dinner.”
In one week, William’s family will come to our house for our official meeting—a crucial reunion that will finalize our engagement or break it apart. His parents will gauge whether I’m still worthy of their son or not. Mother is anxious, worried I might make a fool of myself.
I rest my head against the windowpane and try to block out her words as they echo against the walls of our private compartment. The train is moving at full speed. My mind keeps drifting while the landscape passes me by like a blur, going too fast for me to stop or breathe.
There are just a few bullet trains in New York State, all of them reserved for the upper-class. They ride through the mountains, between the different towns, and into the metropolis, Eboracum City, where Mother is taking me to try on my bridal gown.
“Your father spent a lot of money on your dowry, Thia. We offered the highest amount we could afford to make sure the Foxes wouldn’t turn you down.”
As if that family needs any more money. I grit my teeth and inhale deeply. I was promised to William exactly four years ago, on the day I turned thirteen. That’s when I became a piece of merchandise sold in a trade to benefit my parents. My marriage to William was settled by our two families. I had no say in it; nobody cares how I feel about the whole arrangement anyway.
“You will be standing until instructed otherwise,” she continues, “so William and his parents can look at you while I introduce you. It is of the utmost importance for you to impress them and give your very best, Thia. Many girls would give everything they have to be matched with a young man like William. It is an honor for us that his family chose you.”
Mother sends me a quick glance. A lot remains to be done before the union is complete, and this upcoming ceremony has put her completely on edge, turning the past few months into a real nightmare.
“Your father holds high hopes for this union, Thia. Once you are married to William, your father will get promoted to a higher paying job. Mr. Fox even mentioned the possibility of a whole new career. If we are lucky, he will hire your father to work in his company.
“You know William has the right to refuse you at any given time. Don’t give him any reason to do so. You are to obey him and his parents no matter what they may demand of you. Getting rejected would be a disgrace upon our entire family. I do not need to remind you what the consequences would be. This is your only chance. No one else will agree to marry you if William changes his mind.”
“Yes, Mother.”


Author Bio:
Alice Rachel is the author of the YA Forbidden Romance/ Dystopian Romance Series "Under Ground."
Her time is divided between teaching French, writing, reading, drawing, and spending time with her hubby and guinea pigs.
Alice loves talking to readers, so send her a message...

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Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

The Adams Family theme music played in the aisles.

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Worlds Away by J I Hendricks
Slavery, or mate to an Alien Commander? Which would you choose?

Paris had lost her parents at a young age and instead of going into the foster system, she ended up on the streets. Sure, life was tough for a 17 year old girl with no one to turn to, but she made her way on the streets of Los Angeles for years. That is, until one day when she was no longer on the streets.

Commander Venay of the V’Zenian Empire was a man on a mission. It was his responsibility to ensure a good lot of human slaves made it back to his planet each year. But this time it was different, he saw her across a field and knew he had to have her, at all costs.

The choice was simple, Paris could be a slave on the V’Zenian home world, or she could become Venay's mate and provide him with the offspring his people so desperately needed! Until the V’Zinian's most venomous rival, the Zateelians, attacked Venay’s ship and forced them to crash land on a distant planet. Paris had a new choice to make: save herself or help Venay exterminate aliens who have a sinister plan for the humans.
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About this author:
J.L. Hendricks is a new independent author. The Original Eclipse Series was her first published series. 

Her latest series, Alpha Alien Abduction Tale, is a PG-13 version of the hot Alien Sci-Fi Adventure/Romance genre! She thought it might be fun to write in that world while still keeping it mostly clean for everyone to read. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good alien abduction story?

She is very proud to have served in the US Army before she went to college. She decided to finally write, and finish a book, this year because of a few friends who encouraged her to do so. She hopes her stories entertain you and can bring a laugh on occasion.

Actually, it was her roommate's cat who talked her into staying at home to be her minion all day long! Pyper truly believes that J.L. is here to serve her alone, and to feed her whenever she graces J.L. with her presence.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

Tiny marshmallows floated in a sea of green gel.

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Worlds Away by J I Hendricks
Slavery, or mate to an Alien Commander? Which would you choose?

Paris had lost her parents at a young age and instead of going into the foster system, she ended up on the streets. Sure, life was tough for a 17 year old girl with no one to turn to, but she made her way on the streets of Los Angeles for years. That is, until one day when she was no longer on the streets.

Commander Venay of the V’Zenian Empire was a man on a mission. It was his responsibility to ensure a good lot of human slaves made it back to his planet each year. But this time it was different, he saw her across a field and knew he had to have her, at all costs.

The choice was simple, Paris could be a slave on the V’Zenian home world, or she could become Venay's mate and provide him with the offspring his people so desperately needed! Until the V’Zinian's most venomous rival, the Zateelians, attacked Venay’s ship and forced them to crash land on a distant planet. Paris had a new choice to make: save herself or help Venay exterminate aliens who have a sinister plan for the humans.




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Monday, December 19, 2016

Daily Ten-Minute Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Have fun and write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

My battery can't be dead.

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Worlds Away by J I Hendricks
Slavery, or mate to an Alien Commander? Which would you choose?

Paris had lost her parents at a young age and instead of going into the foster system, she ended up on the streets. Sure, life was tough for a 17 year old girl with no one to turn to, but she made her way on the streets of Los Angeles for years. That is, until one day when she was no longer on the streets.

Commander Venay of the V’Zenian Empire was a man on a mission. It was his responsibility to ensure a good lot of human slaves made it back to his planet each year. But this time it was different, he saw her across a field and knew he had to have her, at all costs.

The choice was simple, Paris could be a slave on the V’Zenian home world, or she could become Venay's mate and provide him with the offspring his people so desperately needed! Until the V’Zinian's most venomous rival, the Zateelians, attacked Venay’s ship and forced them to crash land on a distant planet. Paris had a new choice to make: save herself or help Venay exterminate aliens who have a sinister plan for the humans.Available at Amazon.


About this author:
J.L. Hendricks is a new independent author. The Original Eclipse Series was her first published series. 

Her latest series, Alpha Alien Abduction Tale, is a PG-13 version of the hot Alien Sci-Fi Adventure/Romance genre! She thought it might be fun to write in that world while still keeping it mostly clean for everyone to read. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good alien abduction story?

She is very proud to have served in the US Army before she went to college. She decided to finally write, and finish a book, this year because of a few friends who encouraged her to do so. She hopes her stories entertain you and can bring a laugh on occasion.

Actually, it was her roommate's cat who talked her into staying at home to be her minion all day long! Pyper truly believes that J.L. is here to serve her alone, and to feed her whenever she graces J.L. with her presence.
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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Typewriter Sounds On Your Mac


I admit that I do love my mac computer and keyboard. I still have a couple of typewriters: the Underwood, a manual, and an electric. They are fun to play with, but I would never get any real work done on them. Keys jam and you do need some serious finger muscle to get those keys punched all the way down. Yet, I miss the typewriter sound. It has a soothing quality. The constant tapping sound creates a rhythm and adds a substance to the words appearing on a screen.

As technology has advanced and changed over the years, I have found myself accustomed to downloading apps for everything. And there is an app for everything. Finding a typewriter sound has been difficult, but I did find one. A bit pricey at $22, but I happily paid the price. And then I rarely used it because I'm lazy and had to find the right button to push and it wasn't worth the hassle.

It didn't help when I had to replace the hard drive. Where the heck did I put the license number and where did I download it from? More hassle. But because I'm in the process of procrastinating (Need to be honest.) I searched again.

Lo and behold, I don't need a silly program installed. It's already on the Mac. All you need to do is turn it on.

It's a simple two steps:

Step 1: Turn on “Play user interface sounds” in System Preferences, under Sound -> Sound Effects.

Step 2: Turn on “Slow Keys” under Access -> Keyboard, turn on “Use click key sounds”, and move the acceptance delay slider all the way towards the “Short” end. Unless, of course, you’d like to play around with slow keys to see what it does.

Granted you don't get the loud ding sound when you hit the return carriage, but other than that, the tap tap is right on.

So save your money, change your system preference and you too can have the sound of a typewriter on your mac computer. 

The next big question is Do I continue to procrastinate and hunt down the answer on how to hook up my headset that is not usb to my desktop or do I finish the darn story? 

So many choices.