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Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".
Installment 21, Chapter 15: Temple of Mara, Part Two is live today. Join Etain in the depths of the North Sea to find out what happens to this selkie for today's episode of the webserial novel "Selkies Skins." Will she ever finish her mysterious mission and be able to return home? What will happen to Kirsty, if her mother can't return?
It is with great pleasure that I
formally announce that the contract between Andrea C. Missias and
myself has been signed, and that production of the audio version of
my poetry book "Call of the Kami" will soon start. I just
adore her voice, I sincerely hope that you will love and enjoy her
"Call of the Kami" I
originally published in 2007 on Lulu, and was the result of years of
research into Shinto and Japanese culture, which then inspired a
complete avalanche of poetry (I still have tons that I have yet to
polish up and release in other books). In the case of the poems that
went into "Call of the Kami" it was more like a storm of
sakura petals and snow. With these on my hardrive, I then was given
the idea to publish this and help raise awareness of Japanese and
Shinto culture, and to show one example of how it could mesh with a
Western mindset, being American myself and quite Western despite how
deeply I was influenced since very small.
Each new section of poems is preceded
by a bit of prose explaining the idea and general theme. In the back
is the explanation of how to incorporate Shinto styled worship into
In the spirit of celebration of the
beginning of the audiobook version, as well as to honor the yearly
travel of the myriad Okami to Ise for their annual meetings, I have
decided that I will set the Smashwords re-release at free till
November 1st, 2012. This ebook version does include the original
pictures. The cover is different from the original edition, and
matches with the cover that will be on the audiobook version. For
those that choose to download a plaintext version, the images will
not be there, sadly, but there are several formats available that do
have the pictures.
If you cannot get epub or pdf from the
smashwords site, send an email to me requesting a copy in your
preferred format, and I will be happy to convert you a copy. Please
use subject line: Call of the Kami promotional and mail to
Etain, the half-human and half-Selkie waterwitch and priestess to Mara and a mysterious landwater deity, finds yet more excitement after leaving behind an oil rig to survey for herself what damage has been done below the waters. What does she find in this underwater city beyond the seven waves?
Or start at the introduction on the Web Fiction Guide. Don't forget, if you find any typos while reading, or any places that confuse you, please let me know. Constructive feedback helps with the finished product. Thank you for going with me on this journey.
My apologies for some of the spacing on the Serials Site. Weebly is being a little difficult.
So far this month, two new ebooks have been released.
Amethyst Stormrider's horror short story "Pollinations of Jardinia: Snake Hunter of Jardinia" is available in many ereader formats on Smashwords.
Jardinia, a planet where all life is plant based, whether mobile or not.
The wer, met in "Pollinations of Jardinia: Flowers of Desire," are not
the only predatory species on Jardinia. Meet the snus in this short
horror story. What happens when a flos leaves her Garden? It depends
on if she keeps company, and how careful she is.
Horror warning: Snus tend to eat flos.
Teresa Garcia has also released a small collection of spirit and dragon stories, "Stories of Spirits" and is also available in several ereader formats.
Five short stories of dragon spirits and ancestors, in a Japanese
milleau. Some are set in ancient times, others are more modern. Each
short story that has new vocabulary has a mini-glossary of Japanese
terms that were utilized.
Includes: "Ancestors," "Dragon Dance," "So Close, So Far," "Dark and
Light," and "Watcher."
We are also still collecting dragon stories and poetry for the anthology "The Dragons' Beads: A Treasury." Essays, if sent, will not be turned away though, and writers of all ages are welcome, though we are particularly interested in displaying young author's works to help them. Submissions will close at the end of July 2013, to give plenty of time, so if you want to share the news with you school, feel free to.
I am sorry for the delay in posting, but I did not have as much time to write as normal, nor the internet service, due to my move to a new apartment. Installment 19 (Chapter 14 part two) is now available on the usual venues.