Before I get to the motivation behind Being Human, I just wanted to say I got an email about Vampire Books for Blood and over $3300 was raised for the American Red Cross and Canadian Blood Services! Way to go everyone! =D
There are some scenes that just give you the warm and fuzzie feelings when you read it. One scene in particular from Being Human ALWAYS got me. I can picture it so clearly and see it play out like a scene from a movie. An added bonus is I also have a song that goes with it.
(This is another older post from Blogspot I'm sharing here. I wish Weebly had a way for me to transfer all those posts here, but they don't.)
Ready for another great book in my spectacular Give in to Reading Giveaway? (Yes, I am coming up with different ways to make this sound awesome. You wouldn't pass up something spectacular, would you? =D)
One thing I love about flash fiction is how it lets me sneak back into worlds I've created but left behind because I had no more story ideas. My curse is I mostly write stand alones, and no matter how hard I try, I can't come up with good ideas for series. This piece is a repost from my old blog. The prompt was write something that included To the moon and the story formed so easily it was like I wasn't writing it but Cyc and Jacob were.
Welcome to the second book giveaway of my Give in to Reading Giveaway Extravaganza! (Does this fall under the definition of extravaganza? I don't know, but it makes it sound exciting.)
Back in March, I was on a mission to declutter and reduce my possessions, and I ended up with a pile of awesome books that I think more people need to read. I considered doing a giant giveaway and annoying the post office workers, but lately, I've been scolding myself for not being more giving consistently. I decided I'd do a giveaway for each book and spread it out over time.
I'm joining yet another monthly feature created by Michael D'Agostine of A Life Examined. This one is called Flashback Friday (click the link to see the other participants since the html doesn't want to work for me. D=) and it's about, you guessed it, flashing back to previous blog posts. Some might call it lazy, but Michael calls it giving love to old posts that never got the attention they deserved. We all have them too. A brilliant post that got, like, one comment. Boy, that stings. I thought it'd be fun to participate in because I have new followers and I don't expect them to go back through years of posts. Hopefully, you like this month's pick. It's about the dreaded insta-love trope.
Yes, you heard right. You get a cookie for this. Just let me shove it through the computer speakers... Crap, it's not working. Okay, let me amend this. You clicked this so in YOUR honor *I* will eat a cookie for you. Trust me, it tastes delicious.
All silliness aside, I do have a favor to ask. May 24th is Brothers Day and since my YA, Being Human, has a theme of brothers, I thought I should do some promotion to coincide with it.
Back when I published Being Human in 2011, my writing friend, MB Mulhall, made these mock posters for Vampire Forces. One of the things I love about movies is the details that go into creating the world. I always imagined if Being Human was a movie, there would be these kinds of details put into putting the story on the big screen. Vampire Forces would have badges that IDed them and they would have posters in places like schools reminding people that vampires were dangerous.
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