I’ve got a new poem up on Wattpad in my serial collection of poetry titled Talking Poems.
The new one is titled G and the D in an E and you can read it for free here:
Or you can read it below!
I had the idea for this poem after watching the movie Devil (a so so movie about five people in an elevator, each of their souls claimed by the Devil). The poem turned out way better than I thought it would and all I started with was the idea for the title.
G and the D in an E
When the elevator
doors opened, G
was already there.
We have to stop meeting like this. He said.
The D snorted.
I suppose you want to go up.
G inclined his head.
Yes, and I suppose you want to go down.
The D snorted again.
Where else is there for me to go? You sent me to this cesspool remember?
G’s voice was kind but stern.
Yes, I did, as you constantly remind me.
The D snorted
For a third time.
I hate it here. You know I can only get basic cable.
G inclined his head once more.
You know that the higher cable packages are only for the enlightened. Of which you are not.
The D grimaced.
You constantly remind me of that, too.
Yes. I do.
The D scowled.
Let’s go down.
There was steel in the D’s voice.
Let’s let the next wayward soul who boards decide our direction.
Fine. I am amenable to that.
The elevator stopped
and the doors
pinged and slid
a very sorry
looking man. He
had blood on
his clothes and
it was caked
into his fingernails.
Looks like we’re going down then?
The D’s words were full of smile.
G only smiled.
He let the
man covered in
blood onto the
elevator. Reaching out,
G took the
man’s hands in
his and looked
into his eye.
Do you repent? G said. Do you seek forgiveness for what you’ve done?
Tears leaked out
of the mans
eyes and they
were filled with
a beautiful light.
Yes. The man said. Yes.
The D snorted
as the elevator
began to move
upwards, filling with
light as it
went. The D
snorted a final
time, grimacing at G.
You use the same trick every time.
And yet, you fall for it every time, do you not?
The D growled
as the light
in the elevator
began to burn
and singe his
Bastard. The D said.
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Today is the release day for Night of Stars: The Deep Woods Book Three! It will be available from Cobblestone Press later today!
How cool is that? I’m so thrilled that the last book in the trilogy is finally out and everyone can finally find out what happens to Nicholas! Woot!
Here’s a bit about the novella:
Nicolas no longer recognizes his life. Having been given his heart’s desire in the form of his best friend Jackson, he has been told that he is a Guardian of the earth and his magic must quicken.
When Nicolas’ magic does quicken, the Guardians of Diana are threatened by the most dangerous of dark forces: the Shadows. They seek to destroy the Goddess and the very earth itself.
Can Nicolas find the strength inside of him to use his magic and save humanity?
Or will he lose the man he loves forever?
To celebrate, what better way than to give away free eBooks? I have five copies of each book to give away. That means that FIVE lucky people can win the entire trilogy! Woohoo!
What do you have to do to enter? Simple: Just leave a comment below in the comments section for this post by no later than midnight tonight (January 15th, EST) and tomorrow I’ll randomly pick five people! Easy peasy! The contest is open to all so spread the word!
I love the Holiday Season. Every year I publish a holiday novella just for you, my readers. Last year, I published a novella titled 12. I had every intention of publishing the sequel 12 + 1 last year as well but, well, it never got written.
The beginning of the novella sat there, waiting for me. A few days ago, I got the idea that the novella needed. So, when I thought there was going to be no holiday novella to share with you, there is! 12 + 1 is a tad bit shorter than 12, clocking in at just under 6, 000 words. I’m really thrilled with how it turned out and can’t wait for you to read it.
However, here’s the thing: you’ll be able to read both 12 and 12 + 1 for FREE! How cool is that?
Oliver hates Christmas. He hates the fakery of it, the false joy that lifts everyone’s spirits. But only momentarily, only until the next box is opened, until the next piece of paper is torn away. But he is a true bringer of joy. In taking their lives, he is the giver of ultimate pleasure; and what better gift could there be for the Holidays than eternal bliss?
But this year is special. This year is 12.
Every year, for eleven years, Oliver has chosen twelve people, one person for each of the twelve days of Christmas. This year is 12. The final year. This year is personal. This is the year of the 12, payment for all of Oliver’s hard work. And he intends to collect. Eleven victims have already fallen-and Oliver has saved the best for last.
Merry Freaking Christmas. This year, there will be blood.
You can download 12 for free here:
You can read it on your PC or download it for free to your Kindle, iPad, iPod or android devices.
And here’s a bit about the sequel, 12 + 1:
It was the season where her lust for blood began, where father Oliver led her on a path of killing and taking life-except he called it giving joy for the Holidays.
She has achieved some renown as a performance artist. What the art going public don’t know is that all of her “canvasses” die. She takes them all, the blood hunger Oliver woke in her all those years ago far too strong to ignore.
Hoping to fool Oliver, she intercepts him in the street and leads him back to her apartment, hoping to once and for all give her father the ultimate Christmas gift and end his reign of terror forever.
Lenore plans to kill her father and take back her life this Christmas Eve. However, Christmas has a few gifts planned for her that Lenore doesn’t count on and red, after all, is a colour of the Holidays…
You can download 12 + 1 for free here:
You can read it online or download it in PDF, ePub and Kindle formats for use with all eReading devices.
Both are my gift to you this Holiday Season. And really, what’s wrong with a little Horror for the Holidays?
A couple of posts back I posted The Best Books of 2012 Part One. Here they are again in no particular order:
1 – Wild by Cheryl Strayed
2 – The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling
3 – A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
4 – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
5 – The Inquisitor by Mark Allen Smith
6 – Bloodman by Robert Pobi
7 – The Twelve by Justin Cronin
8 – Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore
9 – A Temptation of Angels, Whisper of Souls, Mistress of Souls and Rise of Souls by Michelle Zink
10 – The Immortal Rules, The Iron Legends and The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
11 –Above His Station, The Lantern Menace and The Lazarus Curse by Darren Craske
12 – The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
13 – 99 Reasons Why by Caroline Smailes
14 – Freaks by Nik Perring, Caroline Smailes and illustrated by Darren Craske
15 – Kissed by a Vampire by Caridad Pineiro
16 – Dark Eden: Phantom File and Dark Eden Eve of Destruction (Book and App) by Patrick Carman
Pretty awesome, no? I normally pick ten books to make it on the list but this year, since the world was ending and all (lol) I wanted to put all the books that moved me, engaged me and evoked a response from me.
Part Two of The Best Books of 2012 isn’t that long; after all, it’s practically Christmas! How th heck did that happen. Nevertheless, the rest of the list is awesome. Here they are in no particular order:
17 – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
18 – The Prince’s Gamble by Caridad Pineiro
19 – Thirteen, Amityville Horrible, The Calling and Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong
20 – Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time by James Dashner and Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer by Carrie Ryan
21 – The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman and Bev Vincent, illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne; The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman, Hans Ake Lilja and Kevin Quigley, illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne
22 – Building Stories by Chris Ware
23 – Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent
24 – Temptations Heat and Temptations Kiss by Michelle Zink
That’s a total of thirty-eight books! All of them are wonderful and I know that I still didn’t read all the books I wanted to out there. There are still tons more to come and lots more I’m reading and re-reading all over again.
Hopefully you find something you love for yourself or someone else on this list. After all, thirty-six is a lot. There are too many books that should get a mention every year with only ten, so why not thirty or more?
There’s something here for everyone. Get the book or the eBook and enjoy. After all, winter was made for reading.