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June 25th, 2012

Mind Sieve 6/25/12

June has been so weird!!!!!!









Designing From Bones - Cannibalizing Fiction from Gene Lempp. Literally! Hee!


Les Miserables 2012 Trailer. Oh this is looking so good!


Killing Them Softly Trailer with Brad Pitt.


A totally cool marriage proposal - does raise the bar for guys everywhere. :P

An Ancient Civilization Upened By Climate Change from The New York Times. I'm surprised it took them this long to figure this out. The world has continually changed since its inception. Cool they have proof of what happened to the Indus though.


Rub Some Bacon On It from Rhett And Link - The answer to all our problems! Who knew? :P (This cracked me up!)


Warehouse 13 Season 4 Trailer - Booyah! Guilty pleasure anyone? Hee!


32,000 Year Old Plant Reborn From Ancient Fruit Found in Siberian Ice from Bloomburg.com



Wreck-It Ralph Preview. This is so going to send old time games into nostalgia land! Looks like it will be super fun.








An Author's Guide To Fan Fiction from Jami Gold. Covers a lot of info here, peeps. The stuff isn't the same when based on a book or short story than on a TV or movie. And the lines are getting even more blurred. Eek!


Interesting post from Robert Lee Brewer on What Is Branding All About Anyway?








What Editors Do from Elizabeth Burton over at She Writes Blog.


Self-Publishing And The Burden Of Proof from Chuck (NSFW) Wendig. Great discussion as usual!



Okay, battling health crap so this is it for this week. Next week might be a little bare, not sure yet, as there's surgery in my future, and I've no idea how I will be for a week or so after. Here's crossing fingers I'll get to share more stuff ASAP after the deed is done. :P Wish me luck!

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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