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June 11th, 2012

Mind Sieve 6/11/12

Happy Monday! (Or is that an oxymoron?) :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week In from Charlie. He's just too cute. Though I have to disagree about Cars 2. He might be too young to appreciate all the jokes. Heh heh. (I feel old now.) :P

 

 

 

Call Me Maybe Parody from The Key of Awesome. (Possible brain damage - but cute. You've been warned.) :P

 

 

Rockelbel's Canon (Pachebel's Canon in D) - 4 Cellos - from the Piano Guys. Awesome upbeat version of the old classic. 

 

 

 

Simon's Cat in Tongue Tied. So cute!!!

 

 

 

Prince of Balls Game Video Preview - looks like they currently have it for web with apps coming soon. Looks really cute. 

 

 

 

The Good Doctor Movie Trailer - looks very trippy. 

 

 

1st Skyfall Poster for the next 007 Film from Total Film

 

From the Huffington Post - Europe History Time Lapse. Pretty darn cool. When the Mongol Hordes hit, there is no doubt! 

 

 

New Skull Made of Typewriter Parts by Jeremy Mayer. Check out the second skull pic at the site. The back of the head is too cool as well.

 

 

 

Designing From Bones - Enigma and the Iron Thunderbolt from Gene Lempp. 

 

 

Won't Back Down Official Trailer. Loads of talent on this one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media Is An Imperfect Sales Tool. Use It Anyway from Nathan Bransford. I totally agree with him, though at times it drives me crazy that I can't keep up with everything everyone shares, I have definitely stumbled on new friends and cool stuff to share because of it. :)

 

From Mashable What Twitter's Do Not Track Feature Will Mean For You

 

How To Instantly Boost Your Twitter Appeal from Cassera Communications. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Chuck (NSFW) Wendig - 25 Reasons You Should Quit Writing

 

7 Reasons To Be Grateful You're A Writer from Victoria Mixon.

 

From The Write Practice - Three Times You Should Use A Comma. One can never have these rules pounded enough into ones brain. :P

 

 

See you next time!

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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