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April 9th, 2012

MInd Sieve 4/9/12

Gooood Morning~! (Afternoon or even evening, depending on when you stumble over this) :P







Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 Theater Trailer 



The Origin of GakAttack - really sweet and inspiring. Never let go of your dreams. (But be careful! This happy ending doesn't happen to everyone!)



New Prometheus Trailer - SQUEE!!!



Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Trailer #2 - mind boggling! Should be fun!


Roman Coin Horde Found In Bath By Archaeologist from the History Blog.



Native Club Owned By Cook Given to BC Museum from the History Blog. Beautiful work!



Designing From Bones - The Greatest Story Never Read from Gene Lempp. Mysteries of the Voynich Manuscript!



Fun Sicence: Randomness from Charlie. A truly cute science lesson. 



Me and My Cello - Happy Together (Turtles) Cello Cover from the Piano Guys. This is HILARIOUS!








Marketing Pet Peeves - Change Your Mind Set! by S R Johannes. Preach it, sister!


Does Advertising Work For Authors? by Lindsay Buroker.


From Bob Mayer - The Write It Forward Author Branding Plan.


3 Ways To Turn Facebookers Into Die-Hard Fans by J Kent Holloway over at the Marketing Tips Blog.









So You Want To Be An Author? Part 4 - Ideas from Donna Newton. 


Some Novels Should Be Written Slowly from Roz Morris. Excellent advice! Personally, I'm in fear for some of the authors I love because they are being made to write too fast. And it shows! 


Seven Simple Tips For Writing Great Dialogue from Ali Hale/Luke. Great stuff! I'm very much a proponent of #4. (To me 'said' tags are NOT invisible. Too many drive me batty. :P)


Three Ways To Spark Literary Magic-Voice Part 2 from Kristen Lamb. YES!


From Chuck (NSFW) Wendig - 25 Lies Writers Tell (And Start To Believe). Hallelujah! Truth as always  from the Beard. (The man is but an accessory to the Beard. Ask him.) :P



Okay, the plate floweth over. Enjoy! 

Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic



(2015) Fantasy

The King is Dead! Long Live the Undead King!

"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."


(2014) Urban Fantasy

It took everything from her, except revenge!

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."


(2011) Young Adult – Fantasy

Which is worse…the monster without or within?


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.

(2007) Young Adult – Fantasy
“Harry Potter meets Dragon Riders of Pern”


“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.

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


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.”

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


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.

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


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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