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January 23rd, 2012

Mind Sieve 1/23/12

Tons of stuff to share this week. I'm rolling again! Heh heh.

 

 

 

 

 

Okay this sucker gave me the creeps! Going to be one nasty film. Eek! The Divide.

 

 

This one looks like a nasty mind trip too - The Kill List.

 

 

 

Most Anticipated Films of 2012 by CleverMovies.

 

 

New 'Amazing Spiderman' Images over at The Hollywood Reporter.

 

 

 

Rare Tomb of Woman Singer Found in Egypt's Valley of The Kings by Aya Batrawy at MsNBC.com

 

 

Jules Verne's Mysterious Island Behind the Scenes Video. Oooo! Love me some Mark Sheppard and William Morgan Shepphard! Should be fun! 

 

 

 

Weirdest Seat Belt Commercial Ever! lol.  First part kind of creeped me out. Last part was way cool.

 

 

New 'Battleship' Poster and Image Arrive from Total Film. This should be a blast!

 

 

 

New 'Promethues' Image Arrives from Total Film. It so has the feel of 'Alien' to it, doesn't it? Heh heh

 

 

Oldest-known Astrologer Board Found in Croatia from the History Blog. Cool!

 

Kepler Finds More Planets Orbiting Two Stars by Sindya N Bhanoo. Tatooine! They found Tatooine! Heh heh.

 

Tad Williams' 'Otherland' is Getting an MMO Adaptation by Ian Miles Cheong. COOL! Loved that series!

 

The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate - Jet Li and Kung Fu Goodness! Whee!

 

Designing From Bones - Percy Fawcett: Dissecting A Legend from Gene Lempp. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharpen Your Blogging Habits: 14 Actions to Take to Amplify Your Blog's Voice by Kristin Nador.

 

Why SOPA and PIPA And Other Anti-Piracy Bullshit Measures Matter To Writers by Chuck (NSFW But Says It Like It Is) Wendig.

 

The Road To Success Part Two - Understanding The Why Behind The Buy by Kristen Lamb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooks, Loglines, and Pitches: What Every Writer Needs To Know by Anne R Allen. Nice stuff here peeps!

 

How To Work With An Artist To Create A Kick-butt Book Cover by Duncan Long. Sage advice!

 

25 Things Writers Should Start Doing by Chuck (NSFW) Wendig.

 

 

And that's it for this week. Have a great one!

Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic
www.gloriaoliver.com

Novels


JEWEL OF THE GODS

(2015) Fantasy

The King is Dead! Long Live the Undead King!


Excerpt:
"What are you implying?"

The magister glided forward and scrunched down beside him.

"That in order to bathe, you must first actually get into the bath."





INNER DEMONS

(2014) Urban Fantasy

It took everything from her, except revenge!


Excerpt:
The muscles in my right arm jerked from tension as I tried to make it move and it resisted. A shrill scream inside my head insisted I didn't want to do this. That if I did, there'd be no way to take it back. "I...I'm afraid."



THE PRICE OF MERCY

(2011) Young Adult – Fantasy

Which is worse…the monster without or within?


Excerpt:

Home—family—the two things he would never have, the two things forever denied him…because of her.

Anger welled inside him, the heat of it suffusing him to the core, gurgling with seething emotions the total opposite of the coolness splashing down from the fountain nearby. Before he realized what he was doing, Jarrin stepped inside the gazebo.




CROSS-EYED DRAGON TROUBLES
(2007) Young Adult – Fantasy
“Harry Potter meets Dragon Riders of Pern”

Excerpt:

“Do you need any help?” she asked. “Just tell me what you want me to do. If you prefer, I’m sure I can round up at least a few people to come over and give you a hand.”

Kel slowly shook his head. “It’s all right. Thanks anyway.” His voice lowered to where she almost couldn’t hear it. “This is all part of my punishment.’

She frowned, not understanding what he meant. “Punishment?”

Kel cocked his head in Clarence’s direction. In a flash, she understood. None of this was an accident. Clarence had landed there deliberately, hoping to make Kel pay for all he went through in the past month. She shook her head, not wanting to believe this, but what the dragon said next took any doubts right out of her head.



WILLING SACRIFICE
(2008) Young Adult – Fantasy
“To save the world she must DIE! Or must she?”

Excerpt:

Panic and fear filled with utter helplessness made her dizzy. She knew what would be done with her, she knew what they planned. But there was nothing she could do to stop any of it.

Sharp gasps echoed in her ears as she felt the room’s cold air caress the Eye.

“You were right. She is the one.”



IN THE SERVICE OF SAMURAI
(2002) Adult/YA – Japanese Fantasy Adventure
“The Last Samurai meets Pirates of the Caribbean”

Excerpt:

Laying the blade on the floor before him, Toshi parted his kimono until his stomach lay exposed. He tucked his sleeves beneath his legs to hold him upright if he should falter. Ignoring Asano, he took up the blade. His shoulder flared with pain and he tried not to flinch, as he grabbed the blade with both hands. He turned the wakizashi until its sharp point was aimed at his belly, the residence of his soul.



VASSAL OF EL
(2004) Adult/YA – Fantasy Mystery
“He tried to forget his past, but his past wouldn’t forget him”

Excerpt:

Torren took a step back a sudden shudder racking through him. It was as if he’d never left, as if the boy he’d been would be coming back-though the one who’d loved this room and all these things was long, long dead. That boy died when he’d watched his father’s blood pour forth from his mouth, the end of a sword protruding from his abdomen. That boy died when he survived while everyone else lay dead.

Info, sample chapters, and free reads at www.gloriaoliver.com

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