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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blood Awakening is now on audiobook!

Dear Readers,

In the ongoing effort to bring the entire Blood Curse Series to audio book before the end of 2015, I am pleased to announce another new release!

BLOOD AWAKENING 
by Tessa Dawn
Narrated by Eric G. Dove
(Book #2 in the Blood Curse Series)
Available from Audible, iTunes, & Amazon


Listen to a free audio sample below...

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Coming Next - Blood Possession, book #3
(September, 2015)


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To purchase BLOOD AWAKENING today, click here: 

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To learn more about the series or the author, please visit the following links...


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A dangerous game of life, blood, and survival…
           
Marquis Silivasi is a loner, an ancient vampire known to be merciless, harsh, and unforgiving.  He has lived to see his dark twin sacrificed, his parents hunted, and the one soul he was sworn to protect destroyed by his enemy.

When a mysterious female with a secret past shows up in Dark Moon Vale, her presence sets off a strange set of events: It is as if she has awakened the sleeping soul of the valley…and the Curse of Marquis’s birth.

Bound to each other by primeval law, the two must forge their way through an ever growing maze of danger, deception, and destiny.  They must find salvation in a world without mercy, where survival demands a chilling BLOOD AWAKENING.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

100 NONSENSICAL QUESTIONS (WEEK SEVEN) ~ because I’m just too busy to blog something serious!

Question #7: 

Mickey Mouse OR Donald Duck? 

This week’s argument comes from a 
lovely & talented guest blogger ~
Amy Marx from HeartandSoles

Welcome to the blog, Amy!

The argument:

Mickey Mouse.  He’s everywhere.  Everyone knows the iconic Mickey head.  I mean he’s the mascot for the Walt Disney Company.  Whoa.  That’s a big deal for one little mouse.  He has been entertaining families since 1928.  You know if you see those mouse ears anywhere, on anything, it’s going to be awesome.  But here’s the thing, he’s kind of obnoxious.  Just last year, my 3 year old was OBSESSED with the mouse.  I would hear that laugh, and I would feel rage in the pit of my stomach. 

Mickey needs a yin to his yang.  A rain cloud to his sunshine.  Here is where we find Donald Duck.  He didn’t join the scene until 1934, wearing his little sailor suit, sans the pants.  When he shows up, you expect this syrupy sweet character, then BAM.  That duck loses his mind.  He is instantly the greatest character to happen to Walt Disney productions.  Did I mention he’s been in more films than any other Disney character?

This is a tough decision. I feel like Mickey and Donald balance each other out.  But my choice for a better character, Mickey or Donald, goes to Donald Duck.  He’s got the outwardly sweet appearance with a fiery temper that just makes you hope every other character makes him angry.  Plus, have you seen him around Daisy? He’s all bashful and sweet.  That’s a well-rounded duck.

And the winner is…

Donald Duck

(But be sure to register your vote or post your own nonsensical question/suggestions in the comments below. Who knows? I might just run with it. J


And now, it's time to return to my day job: writing Dark Fantasy Fiction & Gothic Romance!


Please tune in next week for another utterly-mindless, nonsensical question!  

Until then...

Cheers!


Sunday, August 2, 2015

100 NONSENSICAL QUESTIONS (WEEK SIX) ~ because I’m just too busy to blog something serious!


Question #6: 
Who had the greatest influence on children?

Walt Disney OR Dr. Seuss? 

This week’s argument comes from a fabulous guest blogger ~
Dennis Crosby from MyPoeticJustus
Welcome to the blog, Dennis!

The argument:

Before attempting to figure out how we’d finance our children’s college career, pay our cell phone bills, pay for our first car, or where to go on our first date…we were kids. We laughed, we asked questions, we scraped our knees and we had a social network that consisted of the other neighborhood kids. Our status’ were shouted from the front porch, we Tweeted from tree tops, Instagramed with a Polaroid, or pencil and paper…and we read Dr. Seuss and watched Disney movies and were creatively taught (without realizing it) how to become good people.
But which of these men had more influence on child development and learning?  
Dr. Seuss, the American born writer and artist gave us Horton Hears a Who!, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. As the story goes, during a time when children were not learning to read because books were boring, Seuss was issued a challenge to write a children’s book that engaged kids and kept them coming back for more. To this day, no matter our age, we tell the story of Sam I Am as we try and teach kids to try something before saying they hate it. No matter the generation, Dr. Seuss has a story that relates to something kids need to learn. More than that, we carried those stories, those lessons and those morals into our adult life and actively practiced them when interacting with others.  
And what of this Walt Disney character? Well, he just created some of the most lovable characters ever and took classic stories and combined them with a brand new medium…film. Our favorite childhood characters had voices, became 3 dimensional and showed us how to overcome obstacles. They also got a huge playground and invited us in to play with them…for a price of course, but nobody can deny the fun and magic of Disneyland.
Both men have had and continue to have a powerful influence on children and their intellectual and moral growth and development. I had the Dr. Seuss collection as a kid, along with the Cat in the Hat carryall bag. I learned some things from him to be sure, but, I dare say I was influenced more by Disney and I think the same can be said of children and adults across the globe. Through film, music and theme parks alone, Disney captured my imagination and does the same for kids worldwide.
Bippity Boppity Boo!

Walt Disney it is. J

(But be sure to register your vote or post your own nonsensical question/suggestions in the comments below. Who knows? I might just run with it. J



And now, it's time to return to my day job: writing Dark Fantasy Fiction & Gothic Romance!


Please tune in next week for another utterly-mindless, nonsensical question!  

Until then...

Cheers!