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R.J. Blain has been at 2 events

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AmyBeth Inverness31,260The next short story in "The Cities of Luna" comes out on Saturday, December 6. I'll be promo-ing all day (and the entire next week, but that's irrelevant) culminating in a facebook party in the evening. After all's said and done, I'm coming over to G+, kicking off my shoes (thus...the event header image...) and hanging out with all of you while I recover from my hectic day. You don't have to hang with me at that specific time. You can just 'sign' my 'souvenir' book anytime._One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor_ Release Day After-Party2014-12-07 04:30:005 
R.J. Blain13,229You're invited to join me on my website, on the plus, facebook, and twitter -- all of the interwebs!! -- for the launch party of my newest urban fantasy thriller release, Inquisitor! It also just happens to be my virtual birthday bash too! For more information: http://rjblain.com/2014/05/youre-invited/ If you use facebook, you can invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/231773600349858/ For those on twitter, follow me and watch for the shenanigans here: https://twitter.com/rj_blain Thank you so much for your support!Inquisitor Launch Party2014-05-16 14:00:0012 

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Brian Mcquillan19,804Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-01-15 07:18:52498323
John Cleese10,248Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-01-15 05:26:16493000
Terry Dyke1,332The #CulturalCreatives circle -- a carefully-vetted group of 100 artists, writers, makers, and thinkers on G+.They all have 1000+ followers and post actively. Most tend toward the humanist/progressive/green end of things, and all have a creatively provocative take on this stuff that fills our waking hours.If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #CulturalCreatives tagThanks!Terry Dyke#CulturalCreatives  #circles  #circlesharing   #sharedcircles    #publiccircles2015-01-13 00:56:20100000
Harry Day13,177*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-09 10:32:47496112
Timothy J. Holloway4,394"Canadians" I'm sharing all my circles publicly. This is one of them. Unfortunately, this circle is really 512 for me but only 500 of you have been shared. Which 12 have been cut is outside my knowledge and awareness....2015-01-03 02:42:44500000
Brian Harrod10,619Authors#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia 2014-12-27 01:19:0138000
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult Authors circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle !2014-08-15 19:10:2516249462
George Clark1,799♥Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle♥If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Add +1 to the post.2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Leave a comment if you like.3Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.#SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday2014-07-22 08:26:59489100116124
Maria Morisot36,893Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle21 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-21 10:37:243007799120
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185
Moan Lisa35,640Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be inclludedmoanlisa.org2014-07-08 10:52:313008886120
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148436128134
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167691
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869
Maria Morisot30,131Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle16 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-16 14:03:423007292102
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143416
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308
Wilco Wings16,365A powerful shared circle of active engagers!If you're in it, please reshare!This circle is based on mentions from this post: https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/ftBBQeqYS88 #sharedcircles  2014-03-12 16:03:182849974112
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212
Moan Lisa25,223Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle14 February, 20142014-02-15 00:25:58300242248
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413
Circles7,942Hello All Here is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123 The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES 1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names) 2. Publicly Share the post In the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10) Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.Here is a link to the circlehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110495078149463712884/105196566721568189097/posts/AJmuxJCaMfB I have an empty circle just waiting to be filled. Thank you all again for your support. There's a great joy in my giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.If you share any circles please notify me and I will share on the page even if I am not included I like to ensure my friends have access to all the latest circles.Important note: adding a plus one and a thanks in the comments does not secure your place in the next circle.Final note if anyone wants removed from the Circle please just leave a comment and I will not add you to the next one.2013-11-23 19:51:46307200110150
Jan Havrda20,092Creative Minds.2013-11-15 00:06:12145316
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925629
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015
Raffaele Romeo Arena726Have a nice #sunday  in my #circle   #sharedcircles  #socialmediaIncrease your #popularity and your #friends in the #summer2013    #sundaysharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle#trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle#sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme    #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare#circlesunday    #s2013-08-11 14:15:55411333
Jan Havrda15,046Creative MindsEnjoy personas willing to come and share something new, often self-invented. #CreativeMinds   #Creative  Based on #MoanLisa aka +Maria Morisot circle.New people are welcome and invited!2013-07-29 20:21:351386111
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:57:222015310
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026370141
Dylan Cuffy2,404#WhatLiesAground Speaking of +Jens Graikowski, the circle showcase continues.You are now looking at The Chosen 44, a special group of people I rounded up on G+ back in February. To reiterate from the post that first introduced them, this is a circle of more-or-less active people and profiles whom I've followed for ages.I had only one purpose to use this circle in the first place: to show them some screencaps from "Mouse Warming", a 1952 Looney Tunes short so obscure that it was hard to get until much recently (when Warner Bros. included it in their Mouse Chronicles collection on DVD). This, for a rodent romance directed by none other than the talented Chuck Jones himself!Sad to say, that project's stalled out practically ever since I posted the credits. Maybe by tomorrow I'll resume it at long last--if we can get an alternative audio jack on the CPU working. But we shall prosper eventually!That's not all, folks! Tomorrow, you'll get to meet my Top 10 most relevant accounts on G+, and also some of the circle networks I rounded up at the start of the year.(To those in this circle: If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, that means you're already included right here.)2013-05-31 16:38:4244102
Alessandro Folghera2,602#bestgoogleengagers - another stunning #sharedcircleTo be added into the next share, follow these steps:1) Plus the original post (+1)2) Share this circle publicly (never forget to add yourself!)3) Comment on the post!If you need to know more about me ... Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/folgheraFollow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFollow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/folgheraFollow me on LinkedIn: http://it.linkedin.com/in/folgheraFollow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/folghera/Follow me on Foursquare: https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraFollow me on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraAnd have a look to my activity on http://afo.liSpecial thanks to those who help grow me as social media marketer and, by the way, my circles: +Santelia Emilia +Caleigh Darragh +Daniel Stock +Linda Dee +Moan Lisa +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Katherine Vucicevic +Laura Bandiera +Aleyda Solis +Cindy Krum +Rand Fishkin +Scott Buehler +Christine De2013-05-31 05:35:57389538
Dylan Cuffy2,364#WhatLiesAground And to start things off with the circle showcase, this is "Following", my main group. If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, you're already included there--newcomer +Jens Graikowski included!If you want to add some variety to your stream, please add this and give it a try. Every kinda people makes our world go round!2013-05-30 00:24:32165202
Katherine V4,709This is an Updated Shared Circle of Authors, Writers & BloggersAdd this great circle to connect with other fabulous scribes!!To join this great crew : here are the Rulesadd this circle (I cant include you if you don't!)plus this postshare this circle publiclyleave a comment that you want to be added!for other great circles of mine => click the hash tag! #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #supersundaysharedcircle #authorcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #awesome #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #writer #writerscorner #writersneedreaders #writerslife #authorshelpingauthors  2013-05-26 05:58:04379512533
Gai Xinh1,118sheare circle friends2013-05-17 14:32:102046113
Gai Xinh9792013-05-12 12:45:5149413019
Shawna Mac22,734Canadian Circle Share - Evening EditionHappy Friday!  Last week there were a few Canadian circle shares and I was circled by a bunch of new Canucks, so I'm sharing mine this week as it is brimming with fresh, active Canadians and will help those new to G+ get some great content in their streams.  Slight emphasis on Nova Scotians mebbe.If you are a Canadian or a new circler and want me to add you, please comment below and I shall be happy to do so (but please have your about me filled out with something other than Viagra ads!)I <3 my Canadians (and I'm notifying you so you know where all the new people are coming from)#Canada #Canadiana #NovaScotia #circleshare #circlesharefriday2013-05-11 00:08:5950128920
Katherine Anne3,311AWESOME AUTHOR❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░   █░░ █▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤by +Katherine Vucicevic Discover new Authors in this wonderful circle. These people post new items to enjoy everyday, so do not miss it!  Are you an Author?Connect today!Add this circle to your circles and enjoy their daily streams. You will not regret it. *If you would like to be part of this circle in future shares:Add this circle, plus this post, share this circle publicly, leave a comment!* #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #author #authorshelpingauthors #reader #readers #readershare #authorscircle #writer #writerscorner #writerslife #writersneedreaders #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #authorship #authorsupport  2013-05-09 13:15:2033412913
Brad Leclerc28,193I haven't shared a circle in a while, and since I seem to have a flood of new circlers lately, I figure now might be a good time to get back into the habit. Starting with this circle of 150~ awesome people, which I have named my "Inner Sanctum".They post on a wide range of topics, from gaming, to science, to writing, to politics (across the spectrum, so you might not agree with everything they all say), to movies, to saucy photos, and everything in between. There are even a few slightly more well known and/or celebrity types in here, though they're all fairly active about posting, and interacting in general).They all really have only one thing in common: they make my G+ stream epic.You really can't go wrong with this circle. Trust me on that.2013-05-09 05:33:39151629
Katherine Vucicevic2,450I thought I'd share this great Authors circle with you as a way to share the bond we have! If you would like to connect with other authors in a shared circle, it's easy!Add this circle (if you don't I cant share you!!)Leave a comment that you want to be included on the next share!Share this circlePlus this post.Who doesn't like a bit of shameless self promotion!!!thanks :):):)2013-04-28 09:59:51273032
Katherine Ruderman893Jumbo science fiction and fantasy writers circle! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-04-09 03:59:44234024
Katherine Anne714I do try to share the love as much as I can, so...To Finish off Super Sunday, here is a Fantastic Jumbo sized Circle!Add at will!Enjoy :) #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circles  2013-04-07 09:08:2231718516
Katherine Vucicevic503Another interesting group for your adding pleasure! A great mix of people who will brighten your day! Thanks to everyone in this great group :)Add this today!Sharing the love people #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday  2013-03-24 00:28:28112235
K.W. McCabe7,715This is a really awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. If you would like to be included in this circle either comment or +1, add yourself to the circle, then share - enjoy!2013-02-12 19:37:52410437
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 04:00:292377713
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 03:31:10237114
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #3 of 11Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:16:11146001

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2015-02-26 15:43:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, i shared the opening scene of Project Zeta. This is what the hand written first page looks like. 

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2015-02-24 22:21:40 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Hey, folks! Guess what's happening at the end of the month?

A free book is happening! If you haven't had a chance to grab a copy of Inquisitor, it'll be available for free!

And even better, Winter Wolf will be on sale starting March 1, 2015 for a few days--eligible countries only, though! (I believe it'll be primarily for US readers, but it might be open for other countries as well.)

About the Book


When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fianceé at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves. 

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book ofc... more »

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2015-02-24 22:21:40 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Hey, folks! Guess what's happening at the end of the month?

A free book is happening! If you haven't had a chance to grab a copy of Inquisitor, it'll be available for free!

And even better, Winter Wolf will be on sale starting March 1, 2015 for a few days--eligible countries only, though! (I believe it'll be primarily for US readers, but it might be open for other countries as well.)

About the Book


When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fianceé at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves. 

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book ofc... more »

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2015-02-27 20:07:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My best friend's husband is out of surgery and is in recovery. Yay! Happy day!

My best friend's husband is out of surgery and is in recovery. Yay! Happy day!___

2015-02-27 19:54:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I am going to read Chapter One of Twilight tonight after I get back from my next outing to pick up my friend. We're going to unwind and I'll get her feed with something a bit better than crappy hospital cafeteria food.

I am going to read Chapter One of Twilight tonight after I get back from my next outing to pick up my friend. We're going to unwind and I'll get her feed with something a bit better than crappy hospital cafeteria food.___

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2015-02-27 19:47:29 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I have endured another chapter of Fifty Sighs of Shame for your amusement.

I have endured another chapter of Fifty Sighs of Shame for your amusement.___

2015-02-27 19:04:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So I had a french vanilla coffee for breakfast.

I now, ultra desperately, want a dr pepper. Part of it is sugar withdraw, part is stress (because friend is in hospital for planned surgery.)

I'm going out to dinner with my friend (the wife of the one in the hospital) and I'm going to have a soda.

Go ahead and judge me. I'm seriously considering eating ice cream to get through the day and I haven't even started working yet.

So I had a french vanilla coffee for breakfast.

I now, ultra desperately, want a dr pepper. Part of it is sugar withdraw, part is stress (because friend is in hospital for planned surgery.)

I'm going out to dinner with my friend (the wife of the one in the hospital) and I'm going to have a soda.

Go ahead and judge me. I'm seriously considering eating ice cream to get through the day and I haven't even started working yet.___

2015-02-27 18:42:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Made it home. I need to get some food shoveled into me, then I will be frantically working on work things before I play chariot driver again :)

Made it home. I need to get some food shoveled into me, then I will be frantically working on work things before I play chariot driver again :)___

2015-02-27 14:00:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I will make up for my sin of sugar coffee by doing absolutely nothing!

Yum. 

I will make up for my sin of sugar coffee by doing absolutely nothing!

Yum. ___

2015-02-27 13:42:27 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I have already given up on no sugar today. Getting coffee on route to hospital. 

I have already given up on no sugar today. Getting coffee on route to hospital. ___

2015-02-27 06:37:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Really close to the 20k mark in Blood Diamond. Sweeeeet.

Tomorrow, I have to drive to the hospital, pick up my friend's car, drop off my friend's dog at doggie day care, then take my friend's car to my home--all before I can start work.

My minimum goal will be the same as today: 2k on Storm Surge, a scene of Project Zeta, and a scene (transcribed) of Blood Diamond, which means finishing the handwriting of the scene before I can transcribe.

I accomplished all of that today, so I'm feeling kinda good.

If possible, I'd also like to add in a scene of Rider of the Sun Horse, as I really need to start hauling tail on that too.

Really close to the 20k mark in Blood Diamond. Sweeeeet.

Tomorrow, I have to drive to the hospital, pick up my friend's car, drop off my friend's dog at doggie day care, then take my friend's car to my home--all before I can start work.

My minimum goal will be the same as today: 2k on Storm Surge, a scene of Project Zeta, and a scene (transcribed) of Blood Diamond, which means finishing the handwriting of the scene before I can transcribe.

I accomplished all of that today, so I'm feeling kinda good.

If possible, I'd also like to add in a scene of Rider of the Sun Horse, as I really need to start hauling tail on that too.___

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2015-02-27 05:23:16 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Yes, yes I did read another chapter tonight.

Yes, yes I did read another chapter tonight.___

2015-02-26 23:47:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Well, despite sugar withdraw hell, I have managed my goals for Storm Surge and Project Zeta.

Well, despite sugar withdraw hell, I have managed my goals for Storm Surge and Project Zeta.___

2015-02-26 21:52:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I have had two cups of tea, and as a result, I have had two sugar cubes today.

I have also eaten two salads, one for brunch and one now, since I'm going out in not too long to a friend's house for writing shenanigans.

Yesterday, I had three cookies, five salads, and two sugar cubes.

Today, I do not feel like I need to rape everything in my refrigerator.

Sugar addiction is real, yo, and detoxing sucks. I can practically feel my body having a what the actual fuck freak out as it adapts to no sugar. My temperament has been about as volatile as an erupting volcano to add to the fun.

To put this into context for you, I was consuming anywhere between 3/4ths of a cup to 2 cups of sugar in a day. On some days, as little as a half a cup of sugar.

When a sugar bag was being decimated in a week or two, there's a big problem. Buying sugar... more »

I have had two cups of tea, and as a result, I have had two sugar cubes today.

I have also eaten two salads, one for brunch and one now, since I'm going out in not too long to a friend's house for writing shenanigans.

Yesterday, I had three cookies, five salads, and two sugar cubes.

Today, I do not feel like I need to rape everything in my refrigerator.

Sugar addiction is real, yo, and detoxing sucks. I can practically feel my body having a what the actual fuck freak out as it adapts to no sugar. My temperament has been about as volatile as an erupting volcano to add to the fun.

To put this into context for you, I was consuming anywhere between 3/4ths of a cup to 2 cups of sugar in a day. On some days, as little as a half a cup of sugar.

When a sugar bag was being decimated in a week or two, there's a big problem. Buying sugar cubes has made it much easier to avoid adding too much sugar. I can add one cube. It's much easier to manage than 'one spoon'. Because me? I will lump as much sugar on that spoon as I absolutely can trying to get more sugar.

I'm surviving so far, and I'm doing a hell of a lot better than previous attempts recently.___

2015-02-26 19:56:48 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I need to do a blog post about the various music I write to--Blood Diamond has a very interesting soundtrack.

I need to do a blog post about the various music I write to--Blood Diamond has a very interesting soundtrack.___

2015-02-26 19:45:21 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

And if my friend buys this one book, there will be a play by play review of... A Billionaire Dinosaur Made me Gay or something like that.

Apparently I take requests for play by play reviews.

And if my friend buys this one book, there will be a play by play review of... A Billionaire Dinosaur Made me Gay or something like that.

Apparently I take requests for play by play reviews.___

2015-02-26 19:28:30 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

You all may either curse or thank +E.M. Whittaker for the upcoming Twilight Play by Play.

You all may either curse or thank +E.M. Whittaker for the upcoming Twilight Play by Play.___

2015-02-26 18:27:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Sugar Withdraw: 1, RJ: 0

At this point, I'm really impressed I managed to get a blog post done.

Sugar Withdraw: 1, RJ: 0

At this point, I'm really impressed I managed to get a blog post done.___

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2015-02-26 18:07:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I went to Levenger's site--I know, mistaken one--and I saw their Splendor pen line, and now I desperately want a blue one and a red one (in rollerball.)

Fuck me.

I went to Levenger's site--I know, mistaken one--and I saw their Splendor pen line, and now I desperately want a blue one and a red one (in rollerball.)

Fuck me.___

2015-02-26 16:56:04 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Someone has suggested that I do a Play by Play reading of Twilight.

I'm seriously considering this. I could totally fit that into my schedule alongside Fifty Shades.

But someone would have to get me a copy of the book. <-- I'm cheap.

Someone has suggested that I do a Play by Play reading of Twilight.

I'm seriously considering this. I could totally fit that into my schedule alongside Fifty Shades.

But someone would have to get me a copy of the book. <-- I'm cheap.___

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2015-02-26 16:42:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sideways image is sideways. It's obviously a trap, to lure you into clicking on the link.

Sideways image is sideways. It's obviously a trap, to lure you into clicking on the link.___

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2015-02-26 15:43:09 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Yesterday, i shared the opening scene of Project Zeta. This is what the hand written first page looks like. 

Yesterday, i shared the opening scene of Project Zeta. This is what the hand written first page looks like. ___

2015-02-26 15:25:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I'm having a rough morning. I'm waiting for my cup of tea to cool . Despite my strong desire for lots of sugar, it has one and only one cube in it.

Since it's been a while since I've done this, here's my to-do list/goal list for today:

1: 2,000 words on Storm Surge (between transcription, corrections, and expansion.)
2: Hand write one scene of Blood Diamond.
3: Transcribe one scene of Project Zeta.
4: Edit one scene of Zero.

Bonus items:

1: Transcribe scene of Blood Diamond
2: Transcribe scene of Rider of the Sun Horse
3: Convince eye to cease itching

This should take me the entire day.

At 8 or so, I'll be leaving to go to a friend's house to a small writing group. Hoping to get a bit done on Blood Diamond or Project Zeta (hand written) there.

I'm having a rough morning. I'm waiting for my cup of tea to cool . Despite my strong desire for lots of sugar, it has one and only one cube in it.

Since it's been a while since I've done this, here's my to-do list/goal list for today:

1: 2,000 words on Storm Surge (between transcription, corrections, and expansion.)
2: Hand write one scene of Blood Diamond.
3: Transcribe one scene of Project Zeta.
4: Edit one scene of Zero.

Bonus items:

1: Transcribe scene of Blood Diamond
2: Transcribe scene of Rider of the Sun Horse
3: Convince eye to cease itching

This should take me the entire day.

At 8 or so, I'll be leaving to go to a friend's house to a small writing group. Hoping to get a bit done on Blood Diamond or Project Zeta (hand written) there.___

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2015-02-26 14:55:19 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Yep. Abyssal demon plushie party. 

Yep. Abyssal demon plushie party. ___

2015-02-26 14:23:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Fun fact: I keep on a few mailing lists for spam so I feel better about myself in the morning.

Otherwise, I wouldn't get emails and I would be sad. 

Fun fact: I keep on a few mailing lists for spam so I feel better about myself in the morning.

Otherwise, I wouldn't get emails and I would be sad. ___

2015-02-26 05:49:43 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This needs a lot of editing, but here's a sneak peek of Project Zeta's opening scene.

I'm considering where I want to expand and where I want to trim, but 'eh, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what's coming later this year.

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Chapter One

Athene wished her mother had named her Phoenix so she might rise from Earth’s ashes and be reborn among the stars. Of the fifty geologists and volcanologists ‘recruited’ to plant sensors on the edge of the world’s most dangerous volcano, she was the only one there by choice. She could hear the other scientists whisper about their cursed fortune and how they’d been robbed of their chance to board one of the twenty-four colony ships preparing to venture into the vast unknowns of space.

It was hard not to voice her disgust at their laments. If they had been worthy of theProject s... more »

This needs a lot of editing, but here's a sneak peek of Project Zeta's opening scene.

I'm considering where I want to expand and where I want to trim, but 'eh, I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what's coming later this year.

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Chapter One

Athene wished her mother had named her Phoenix so she might rise from Earth’s ashes and be reborn among the stars. Of the fifty geologists and volcanologists ‘recruited’ to plant sensors on the edge of the world’s most dangerous volcano, she was the only one there by choice. She could hear the other scientists whisper about their cursed fortune and how they’d been robbed of their chance to board one of the twenty-four colony ships preparing to venture into the vast unknowns of space.

It was hard not to voice her disgust at their laments. If they had been worthy of the Project ships, they would be training for life in space and exploring new words. But like her, they weren’t.

Unlike them, however, she would face off against Yellowstone, and no matter what the costs were, she would win. She would find proof that the volcano was going to erupt again, and she’d do so in time to save the shuttles destined for space. If she didn’t, twenty-four dead ships would float in orbit for all eternity, empty of those who were supposed to flee the dying Earth.

Her future, what was left of it, was on Yellowstone, and she would face it with pride and dignity. Athene would die along with the rest of life on Earth, that much she knew for certain. Her dream always ended the same way, with her watching as the shuttles attempting to escape the atmosphere were destroyed by ejecta. Yellowstone’s eruption would only signal the end of Earth. One by one, Earth’s weakened plates would break apart. It would begin with the charred ruins of North America, rippling to the rest of the planet, until Sumatra's fault ripped open, unleashing the world’s most dangerous beast. It would be Toba’s fury that would steal the lives of her mother and sister, unless Athene definitively proved eruption was eminent.

Her dreams always came true, and that frightened her far more than the inevitability of her death.

Lifting her chin, Athene awaited her fate in cold and proud silence. The other scientists prattled, fluttering about in their fear. They were older; they should have been the ones standing still, preserving their dignity. As the youngest, and as the only woman in the room, she shouldn’t have been the one setting an example. Maybe in a few years, if she hadn’t already been blacklisted, she would have been good enough to ensure placement on a ship, but time had run out.

In her dreams, she’d always, always been fifteen, and her dreams always came true. In less than twenty-four hours, Earth would die.

Athene drew a deep breath. The gray-tinged lounge, which smelled of smoke and ash, was her battlefield. Her opponents were men, all of them older than her, but she would win the war. She wouldn’t draw the cursed short straw, she’d claim it and make it her own. She’d prove being small, agile, and fit was more than sufficient compensation for her age.

Then again, Athene doubted the washed-out failures with her had any real experience at all. She’d been the first to dare approach the newly awakened Pilanesberg to watch it burn. When Antarctica had melted away to reveal a writhing mass of lava, she’d walked across the hardening caps and lived to tell the tale.

On her back, an oxygen tank lasted longer. Under her feet, the cooling lava flows were less likely to break. Her hands wouldn’t shake when she set the meters and checked the readings. Her courage wouldn’t fail under the weight of her inevitable death. She’d already been forged in the flames of other volcanoes. Yellowstone was bigger, but with her skills and her experience, she would reach the caldera and prove, once and for all, it stirred and would soon erupt.

And unlike the hundred or more before her, she wouldn’t fail. She wouldn’t make it back, but even if she had to send false readings from the heart of the best, the shuttles would escape Earth, carrying her mother and sister to safety. If her dream came true, it’d be her fault, and she couldn’t allow that to happen.

Athene swallowed, balling her hands into fists. Failure wasn’t an option. The escape shuttles wouldn’t fly until the ignorant bureaucrats were satisfied that either Toba or Yellowstone would erupt. Toba slept, of that she was certain; she’d been in charge of the surveying crew stationed at the dormant volcano’s caldera.

Left alone with her thoughts, all she could do was remember her dream and how long it took for the super-heated, toxic vapors of Yellowstone’s eruption to incinerated her. She’d live long enough for her anguish to choke off her breath while her tears blurred her vision.

The grind of metal on metal jarred Athene from her thoughts. Those around her flinched as though they heard their tombs closing in around them instead of a door opening. The woman who strode into the lounge stared at each of them in turn. Her red hair was piled on the top of her head in a frizzed, untidy heap. Once upon a time, Athene suspected the woman’s suit and skirt had been lovely, but ash and soot stained it charcoal gray.

“I’ll make this brief,” the woman announced, her voice gravelly from smoke inhalation.

Athene lifted her hand without bothering to wait for the speech. Everyone focused on her. Scorn and disbelief twisted the expressions of many of the men’s faces.

“Well, since you’ve seen fit to interrupt me, go on. What’s your question?”

Clasping her hands behind her back and straightening her shoulders, Athene met the woman’s narrow-eyed glare. “I’d like to volunteer to go first, ma’am. We’re here to establish usable readings on Yellowstone’s activity, correct? Judging from the limited data we’ve been permitted to see, there are no mechs capable of approaching the caldera. The atmospheric conditions are too acidic and the ash volume would clog all but the most sophisticated of motors. That’s why you called us, isn’t it? We’re all capable of operating the meters and interpreting the data.”

The resources necessary to build such a device weren’t wasted, not anymore. If those mechs existed, they were on board the Project ships for the colonist’s use. They’d need it.

Earth wouldn’t, not for long.

Silence answered her. Letting her breath out in a long, slow exhale, Athene smoothed the fabric of her skirt. Before her arrival at Yellowstone’s volcanic observatory, the material had been red, but like the woman in charge of them, ash dulled the color.

She hadn’t even gone outside yet.

The woman’s expression softened. “You may volunteer, young lady. Your country—our Earth—thanks you for your sacrifice.”

Athene endured the astonished stared of those around her, refusing to meet their gazes. While she didn’t dare tell them, her sacrifice didn’t buy them anything at all; tomorrow, they’d all be dead. Even if her dream proved wrong, it wouldn’t save them for long. The skirted harbinger of death would come for them soon enough.

All her success would do was save the Projects from annihilation.

Athene couldn’t afford to grieve for those left behind. They no longer mattered. There was nothing she could do to save any of them. The Earth was dying. Perhaps their planet would prove to be the true Phoenix, destined to be reborn from the ashes of its destruction.

“Well, seeing as the young lady here stole my thunder, does anyone else wish to step forward as a sacrifice?” The woman’s blunt honesty helped, Athene was surprised to discover.

“I volunteer,” a pleasantly high-pitched yet masculine voice called out from the back. Athene, like everyone else in the room, twisted around to see who had spoken. The man remain hidden among the taller scientists. “Can we go as a pair?”

“I see no reason why you can’t,” the overseer replied, and when Athene twisted around to stare at the woman, the shadow of a smile was on her lips. “Perhaps you two can do what one can’t. You have the thanks of your country and our Earth, Sacrifice. You two, stay. The rest of you are dismissed.”

The exodus of men took less than a minute while the overseer watched them go with a scornful frown. After the door closed behind them, the woman turned to Athene. “Why?”

“My sister and mother will be on board Project Delta, ma’am. If I’m to be left behind, I’ll at least see to it that she doesn’t share my fate.” Athene was proud of her avoid and how she spoke clearly, and how she didn’t betray her true fear—the quiet terror that her dream would come true. She wished she could tell someone what she knew, but she didn’t dare. That had been a mistake she had made once.

It was the true reason she wasn’t a Project member. She had predicted an earthquake, one that had wiped an entire city off of Earth’s maps, and she had tried to warn someone. She’d been accused of hacking into the Global Geological Society’s database.

That black mark, noted down when she had been five years old, had ensured she’d be left behind. The untrustworthy weren’t allowed on board.

The woman put her hands on her hips. “And you, sir?”

“Why wait?” To Athene’s surprise, the other scientist didn’t look much older than her, or so she thought. Enough soot stained his face to obscure his face. “I’ve been here for three months. If the volcano doesn’t kill me, the air quality will. I’ve lucked out so far, but it won’t last. The filters in here are failing, aren’t they?”

“I trust you will not divulge that information with anyone. You’re correct. The filters are failing, and considering the difficulty of getting supplies here, they won’t be fixed anytime soon.” The woman sighed. “Usually they send the wash-outs. You’re among the youngest I’ve seen. Have you even finished your schooling?”

The young man winced. “Enough to operate the scanners,” he admitted in a wry tone.

“And you?”

“I’m specialized in crystalline mineralogy with a secondary focus in volcanology, ma’am.” Athene held out her hand. “I’m Dr. Athene Dellis.”

The woman’s grip was firm. “Please call me Abigail, Doctor. They must be desperate if they’re sending higher education folk our way. Have you worked in a suit before?”

“I have. I was called in to Pilanesberg when it erupted. At the time, I was the lead of Toba’s survey crew.” Shaking her head, Athene gestured in the direction of the nearby volcano. “Considering the current instability across Earth, I won’t make promises that Toba won’t erupt alongside Yellowstone.”

“Jesus. Pardon the language, Dr. Dellis, but you should be the one leading this show, not throwing yourself at the crafter as a living sacrifice.”

“I drew the short lot,” was all Athene said. Of course, she had positioned herself into harm’s way to maximize her chances of a transfer to Yellowstone, but she wasn’t going to admit that out loud.

“What a waste. No offense intended, Doctor, but what a fucking stupid, idiotic waste.” Abigail turned to the young man, clasping her hands in front of her. “And what’s your story?”

“Nothing nearly so glamorous, I’m afraid. I had two years in at a general college on the East Coast, but the place was salvaged for materials five months ago. The name’s Ed.”

Abigail nodded. “Here’s the deal, and I’m betting you won’t like it. You’ll suit up in a fire entry suit. I’ll give you each a scanner and directions on its use. You’ll take them to the site, you’ll run the scans, and transmit the data. If you make it back, and you probably won’t, you’ll get on a shuttle and you’ll be on your way to one of the Project ships. Here’s the catch: there’s only room for one of you. I can ask if there’s space for two, but don’t expect a miracle. I’m not. Once on board, if you qualify, you’ll be give an opportunity to have a link implanted, free of charge. You’ll join the Project’s exploration team after training.” The woman turned to face the room’s window—or at least, Athene thought it was a window, as she couldn’t imagine anyone painting a black rectangle on the wall.

It was easy enough to guess what the woman wasn’t saying. Exploration team was another term for a suicide crew. Those to make planet fall were least likely to survive; they tested the planet for its living conditions, exposing themselves to danger to ensure the colony wouldn’t face immediate extinction upon landing. Athene sighed, but nodded.

Ed’s mouth opened without a sound. For a long moment, under the soot stains, Athene suspected he was either pale or turning a shade of green. “So if we survive one impossible mission, we’ll be sent out on another,” he whispered.

“Everyone on every ship has a role,” Abigail said coldly. “You can choose to stay on Earth, of course. You can also choose to try your luck on your own tomorrow after Dr. Dellis attempts to scan the caldera.”

Athene scowled at the woman’s assumption of failure.

“So, you’re going to stand there and tell us that we’re expendable.” Ed drew a deep breath, held it, and let it out in a long sigh. “Even if we succeed, we’re expendable. Is that all the thanks we’ll get? We’re the ones dying here.”

While Athene agreed, she kept her mouth shut. Silence bought her more than words often did, and stoking Ed’s temper would only cause more problems once they suited up. It’d be bad enough working with him resentful of their lot in life—and their one way trip to their deaths.

She didn’t want to earn his enmity before they had managed to leave the center. Watching her back was something she was used to, something she’d been doing since she had turned earned her doctorate at age twelve. Completing the scans would prove challenging enough. If she could find a way to work with Ed without a lethal game of cat and mouse on Yellowstone’s precipice, she’d do it.

The stakes were too high to risk on dominance games with another scientist.

“You’re both expendable,” Abigail confirmed without facing them. “You’re Earth’s hope and possible salvation, but you’re expendable. I’m expendable, as is every last one of us trying to buy the colony fleets time to reach space with hope of long-term survival. I’ve been stationed here for a year. Consider yourself fortunate, Ed. There wasn’t a free ticket for anyone six months ago.”

Athene flinched. Six months ago was when Pilanesberg had erupted, killing the entire observation crew on the mountain’s peaks. “Dr. Steven Atherman died on Pilanesberg,” she said, her voice sounding as tired and worn as she felt. “He had been the Director of mineralogy for Project Zeta. It wasn’t supposed to erupt; it was a volcanic structure without a magma chamber.” She bowed her head, and as was favored in Eastern culture, she clapped her hands together and thought of a prayer for the man. “Dr. Atherman had inquired about some unidentified crystals, but the mountain erupted before he could send the samples to our lab on Toba.”

In his last moments, he’d been excited over the black crystals he’d found, eager to share them with her. When the first earthquake had hit, his expression had twisted from delight to terror.

Then, just like that, one of the few scientists who had treated her as an equal had vanished from her life.

“Holy shit, you’re a walking history book,” Ed muttered.

Athene pretended she hadn’t heard him. “Someone took his place on Project Zeta, and the resulting promotions left a gap, didn’t it?”

Abigail nodded. “A gap that can only be filled by a geologist. If you survive this, Ed, I hope you’re prepared to becoming a living text book like Dr. Dellis. Your knowledge means the life or death of your entire colony ship. There is no room for error. If you can’t perform, throw yourself into the caldera and allow someone who can to board.” Spinning on a heel, the woman faced them. “Your mission is simple. You will be shuttled to the death zone. You will enter the outer ring of the caldera and traverse as close to the center as conditions permit. You will scan and transmit the results.” Narrowing her eyes, Abigail glared at Ed. “Most don’t make it to the caldera at all. Good luck. You’ll need it. Suit up. Your shuttle leaves within then hour.”

Athene considered asking how long their oxygen tanks were rated for, but didn’t. If escaping Yellowstone had been part of the plan, Abigail would have given them directions.

Not long enough was answer.___

2015-02-26 01:41:01 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Maybe I should create a 'tip jar' for my Fifty Shades of Grey line.... so I can get more demon plushies.

Because demon plushies.

Maybe I should create a 'tip jar' for my Fifty Shades of Grey line.... so I can get more demon plushies.

Because demon plushies.___

2015-02-26 00:52:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

18k into Blood Diamond now. That's getting close to a quarter of a book! Eep.

18k into Blood Diamond now. That's getting close to a quarter of a book! Eep.___

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2015-02-25 23:03:54 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

This very closely parallels what I'm enduring and it freaking sucks.

I'm going to carefully wean off, because holy crap.

To give you an idea, I was consuming about 1-2 CUPS of sugar a day in various teas and coffees.

I'm going to be going down to one CUBE of sugar per cup of tea.

I'm a mental and emotional mess by the way.

This very closely parallels what I'm enduring and it freaking sucks.

I'm going to carefully wean off, because holy crap.

To give you an idea, I was consuming about 1-2 CUPS of sugar a day in various teas and coffees.

I'm going to be going down to one CUBE of sugar per cup of tea.

I'm a mental and emotional mess by the way.___

2015-02-25 22:38:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Oh, oh, amazon just talked really dirty to me.

"Your Order has been Shipped."

I checked the date.

"It should arrive on February 26, 2015."

:fans self: Oh, Amazon. You dirty, dirty site you.

Oh, oh, amazon just talked really dirty to me.

"Your Order has been Shipped."

I checked the date.

"It should arrive on February 26, 2015."

:fans self: Oh, Amazon. You dirty, dirty site you.___

2015-02-25 22:16:00 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I'm going to start allowing myself a sugar cube with cups of tea. One, and only one. I asked my husband to buy cubes so I could do this.

No sugar at all is simply making me crave all of the foods with sweet things. I've decimated two tubs of ice cream. That's pretty counter productive. So, I'm going to try rationing sugar carefully in drinks until I stabilize a bit.

The struggle is real.

I'm going to start allowing myself a sugar cube with cups of tea. One, and only one. I asked my husband to buy cubes so I could do this.

No sugar at all is simply making me crave all of the foods with sweet things. I've decimated two tubs of ice cream. That's pretty counter productive. So, I'm going to try rationing sugar carefully in drinks until I stabilize a bit.

The struggle is real.___

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2015-02-25 21:44:15 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Huh, seems I forgot to share Chapter Eight's commentary with you... oops.

Huh, seems I forgot to share Chapter Eight's commentary with you... oops.___

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2015-02-25 21:05:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I write about the writing process behind Storm Surge & Blood Diamond.

I write about the writing process behind Storm Surge & Blood Diamond.___

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2015-02-25 20:08:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Those cookies consented, okay? I paid for them and everything.

Those cookies consented, okay? I paid for them and everything.___

2015-02-25 17:31:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The abyssal plushie demons are multiplying. There's now a pink zebra and a black and white zebra with green eyes and hooves.

There are five big-eyed abyssal demon spawn plushies now staring at me.

The abyssal plushie demons are multiplying. There's now a pink zebra and a black and white zebra with green eyes and hooves.

There are five big-eyed abyssal demon spawn plushies now staring at me.___

2015-02-25 17:26:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Three hours later and round one of my taxes are done... sigh.

Three hours later and round one of my taxes are done... sigh.___

2015-02-25 15:02:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Well, that was an un-fun way to spend my morning. My husband poked one too many times and earned getting snapped at, and I'm seriously tired of being patient with him when he starts his stupidity in the morning and he's running behind getting to work.

Well, that was an un-fun way to spend my morning. My husband poked one too many times and earned getting snapped at, and I'm seriously tired of being patient with him when he starts his stupidity in the morning and he's running behind getting to work.___

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2015-02-24 22:21:40 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Hey, folks! Guess what's happening at the end of the month?

A free book is happening! If you haven't had a chance to grab a copy of Inquisitor, it'll be available for free!

And even better, Winter Wolf will be on sale starting March 1, 2015 for a few days--eligible countries only, though! (I believe it'll be primarily for US readers, but it might be open for other countries as well.)

About the Book


When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fianceé at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves. 

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book ofc... more »

Hey, folks! Guess what's happening at the end of the month?

A free book is happening! If you haven't had a chance to grab a copy of Inquisitor, it'll be available for free!

And even better, Winter Wolf will be on sale starting March 1, 2015 for a few days--eligible countries only, though! (I believe it'll be primarily for US readers, but it might be open for other countries as well.)

About the Book


When Allison is asked to play Cinderella-turned-Fianceé at a Halloween ball, the last thing she expected was to be accused of murder. She has to find the killer or she'll be put to death for the crimes she didn't commit. To make matters worse, the victims are all werewolves. 

On the short list of potential victims, Allison has to act fast, or the killer will have one more body to add to his little black book of corpses. 

There's only one problem: One of the deaths has struck too close to home, and Allison's desire for self-preservation may transform into a quest for vengeance...___

2015-02-24 20:00:22 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Has anyone done a booksend before? If so, how good was it for your title?

Has anyone done a booksend before? If so, how good was it for your title?___

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2015-02-24 18:08:18 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I hate Ana Steele with the burning passion of a thousand supernova.

I hate Ana Steele with the burning passion of a thousand supernova.___

2015-02-24 17:09:59 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Hey, tech folks.

My husband is in search for a new job, and I need someone who is used to looking over resumes to offer some tips and hints. My husband has been at the same job since 2002. Let's just say he hasn't been dealing with a resume in a long time! Some of it is still out of order, and I'm not really sure what showcases skills for techies these days.

Anyone able to help? Ping me, pretty please!

Hey, tech folks.

My husband is in search for a new job, and I need someone who is used to looking over resumes to offer some tips and hints. My husband has been at the same job since 2002. Let's just say he hasn't been dealing with a resume in a long time! Some of it is still out of order, and I'm not really sure what showcases skills for techies these days.

Anyone able to help? Ping me, pretty please!___

2015-02-24 03:34:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Helllllo Mulled Wine. <3

Helllllo Mulled Wine. <3___

2015-02-24 00:40:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

+Chris Howard I'm also blaming you for my lots of work on Blood Diamond.

Well, the concept cover.

Why? Because it seemed fun at the time >:)

BWhahaahahahAHahahahHAhaaaa...!

+Chris Howard I'm also blaming you for my lots of work on Blood Diamond.

Well, the concept cover.

Why? Because it seemed fun at the time >:)

BWhahaahahahAHahahahHAhaaaa...!___

2015-02-24 00:28:53 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Sadness is knowing my one amazon order won't arrive until March.

It is sadness, I tell you, sadness.

Time to go grab my tea and then get to work on the play projects. Yes, like Blood Diamond.

I'm really looking forward to getting some books finished this year. >.>

(I need to be responsible and get done some other work though...)

Sadness is knowing my one amazon order won't arrive until March.

It is sadness, I tell you, sadness.

Time to go grab my tea and then get to work on the play projects. Yes, like Blood Diamond.

I'm really looking forward to getting some books finished this year. >.>

(I need to be responsible and get done some other work though...)___

2015-02-24 00:17:56 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Yes, I made myself sick eating that ice cream while suffering through Fifty Shades.

Maybe I should just upgrade straight to vodka.

Yes, I made myself sick eating that ice cream while suffering through Fifty Shades.

Maybe I should just upgrade straight to vodka.___

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2015-02-23 20:55:00 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Why is it the shortest chapter has caused me the most pain?

Why is all of my ice cream gone?!

Why is it the shortest chapter has caused me the most pain?

Why is all of my ice cream gone?!___

2015-02-23 19:35:18 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

I failed at napping, so I'm trying lunch instead.

It's obviously one of those days.

I failed at napping, so I'm trying lunch instead.

It's obviously one of those days.___

2015-02-23 18:42:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Gave up. Going to nap while scanner scans. 

Gave up. Going to nap while scanner scans. ___

2015-02-23 18:30:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

I avoided the like five billion tablespoons of sugar I normally add to my first cup of drink in the morning. I had cornbread, which does have sugars in it, but it was breakfast, so it was allowed.

I can feel the lethargy kicking it already. Ugh.

But, I'm on day two--I even avoided the Sunday ritual cup of sweet timmy's french vanilla goodness.

I have finished 2k of transcription and edited two chapters of Storm Surge. I'm going to take a brief nap before getting back to work--on fun stuff!

I will probably edit a scene or two of Zero just to get the ball rolling on that before I play with Blood Diamond.

I avoided the like five billion tablespoons of sugar I normally add to my first cup of drink in the morning. I had cornbread, which does have sugars in it, but it was breakfast, so it was allowed.

I can feel the lethargy kicking it already. Ugh.

But, I'm on day two--I even avoided the Sunday ritual cup of sweet timmy's french vanilla goodness.

I have finished 2k of transcription and edited two chapters of Storm Surge. I'm going to take a brief nap before getting back to work--on fun stuff!

I will probably edit a scene or two of Zero just to get the ball rolling on that before I play with Blood Diamond.___

2015-02-23 17:38:13 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Trying to write while the computer is scanning for viruses is a pain in the ass. Type a few characters... wait... blaaah.

I obviously should have started this when I was planning on getting up from the computer.

So far, I've finished 2k worth of transcription and I'm almost done the first chapter of first-round proofing edits on Storm Surge.

Once I finish, it goes to the next editor in the line up. I'm so glad I'm at the stage in this book where things are coming together all nice and neat.

Trying to write while the computer is scanning for viruses is a pain in the ass. Type a few characters... wait... blaaah.

I obviously should have started this when I was planning on getting up from the computer.

So far, I've finished 2k worth of transcription and I'm almost done the first chapter of first-round proofing edits on Storm Surge.

Once I finish, it goes to the next editor in the line up. I'm so glad I'm at the stage in this book where things are coming together all nice and neat.___

2015-02-23 15:33:37 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I'm having a hard time picking good writing music today. I hate when this happens. I might end up with no music if I can't find something with the right tone.

Bad music is far worse than no music at all.

I'm having a hard time picking good writing music today. I hate when this happens. I might end up with no music if I can't find something with the right tone.

Bad music is far worse than no music at all.___

2015-02-23 15:24:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Note to self: In future, transcribe right after drafting a scene. It goes by faster. Oif.

Siiigh. And it's less work because I don't have to shift things around. Why can't I ever do things the easy way?

::Throws things::

Note to self: In future, transcribe right after drafting a scene. It goes by faster. Oif.

Siiigh. And it's less work because I don't have to shift things around. Why can't I ever do things the easy way?

::Throws things::___

2015-02-23 14:51:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

After I eat this cornbread, I will be working on Storm Surge. My general goal for today is to get some transcription done, get some editing done, and otherwise rock all of the things.

My demon plushies will be watching for bad behavior. They look quite happy about this.

Fifty Shades should happen today, but it's not getting done until after all of my Storm Surge work is finished today, so expect the post in the evening unless I happen to have a really productive morning and afternoon.

After I eat this cornbread, I will be working on Storm Surge. My general goal for today is to get some transcription done, get some editing done, and otherwise rock all of the things.

My demon plushies will be watching for bad behavior. They look quite happy about this.

Fifty Shades should happen today, but it's not getting done until after all of my Storm Surge work is finished today, so expect the post in the evening unless I happen to have a really productive morning and afternoon.___

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