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June 18th, 2012

Mind Sieve 6/18/12

Been sick all week, starting this later than normal, and still having issues sitting at the computer for long periods, so let's see how far I get. Bwahahahahahaha!







Spiffy article and video from EW.Com PopWatch on 'Batman: Arkham City' - interviews with Kevin Conroy (Best Batman voice ever!), Mark Hamill (Best Joker voice ever!), and Stana Katic as Talia al Ghul.



From Clever Movies - Tom Cruise To Lead "The Magnificient Seven" Remake. This could be fun.




The Guild: I'm The One That's Cool - music video. Geek is the new Cool! Watch till the very end, will crack you up! 



Face To Face by Weird Al Yakovic - Interview with Patrick Stewart at ComicCon. Watch for the doubled headed baby in the background. Heh.



42 Tremendous Video Game Wallpapers from Pelfusion. Oooo!



Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Trailer 3!



New Images from Les Miserables from Total Film. Russel Crow, Hugh Jackman - I am there!










4 Ways To Immediately Improve Your Book Marketing Efforts from Jane Friedman. Good points here!


And her follow up post called Yes, E-mail Still Works For Book Marketing.


Pinterest For Novelists: Can Pinterest Inspire Your Writing? guest post by Laura Harrington at Women's Fiction Writing blog.








From Rachelle Gardner - What Does A Publishing Contract Cover? Nice info to have!


25 Things To Know About Writing The First Chapter Of Your Novel from Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. Great stuff as always!


Get Thee To An Editor! 7 Reasons You Need One by Sarah Baughman from the Write It Sideways blog. Word!


All About Advances from Rachelle Gardner. Good info!



Hope you have a great week!

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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