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November 25th, 2012

Good morning! You'd think I'd gotten tons of time to play during a holiday weekend...but...


Dishonored



Dr Galvani's Home. He's doing rat experimentation to figure out how the plague got here. From what I can tell from his research it was induced and not a natural problem. Not good.



Love this old Grandfather Clock~!


Star Wars The Old Republic

Voss

Jedi Consular

Oh, and I should mention - if my swtor pics have given you a hankering of any kind to play, they just adopted the popular free to play model! As a subscriber you get a lot of perks, but you can still do the main story lines and whatnot for FREE! (Hubbins and I are sticking with our subscription.)


Super cool Gormak canon. The thing was huge. Looks like I forgot to get a distance shot. Doh!



Loved the energy arcing on this sucker as it powered up.



Here's a better view of the firing tip. Made me think of the Wave Motion Gun in Yamato. 



Some old funky tents and buildings in the now occupied Gormak area.



Those boxes looked way cool.



Current Gormak leader. Has super boosted their tech and turns out to also be a Mystic. The xenophobic Voss are in for a shock.



Super neat ceiling. Loved the mood.



That's a pic of the Party Jawa pet you get for sticking with subscriptions now that the game is Free To Play. Confetti blows out from the micro engine in the back. Circles around you for 5 minutes with music. Totally bizarre. lol.



This guy is a yellow and white star. Not going anywhere near him!



Close to the Nightmare forest. Something around here is driving people wacko.



Also making them create these weird energy shrines that are not helping matter. For a people that gets predicting visions, they've not been doing a good job. Hmmm. 


Have an awesome Sunday!


P.S. Got me some cool software to play with. Check out my covers on the side. I don't have them on perpetual loop, as that would drive people crazy, but I added some extra bling to the covers. Heh heh heh.

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.

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