Thursday, March 21, 2013

Can You Do The Splits?

And the battle continues!
Paper Book
Thank you Debbie Ohi

If I could draw, I'd illustrate 20K feet in the air and the Ebook battery dies. That'd be one more round for the paperback.
I'm thinking the paperback wins this round...
I know the paperback is hating on the ebook, but ebook does have good qualities. Like 200 books you can carry around with you every day. Not only that, but a variety of reading material so you can read whatever you're in the mood for.
What do you think?
Do you prefer paperback or ebook?

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Before NEO...

Network of
Extraordinaires &

A group of heroes and heroines living life quietly, day by day, training and such, as needed.

Until they are needed. Which can happen when malcontent humans or jealous gods and godesses decide to take their irritation out on the world. Or say...someone decides it's time for the world to face a reboot of mankind.

Before NEO, many of the members were regular teens - okay, not so regular. But saving mankind wasn't the first thing on their mind.

They loved. They hurt. And they dealt with the obstacles life threw their way.
FRAILTIES OF THE BOND is a story of one such teen couple

Two teens...
Two lies...
Their paths collide when...
One bite changes a life.

After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path.

Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Orbs and the Paranormal

What do you know about orbs? 

You know, those little balls of light that show up in your photos? They have a scene in my WiP, a novella called Second Death. What would you think, if you were walking through the cemetery at night (it could happen!) and all of a sudden these little balls of light, called orbs, show up and start swirling around you? What if they were hypnotic? What if....I'll stop there. I don't want to give away the scene yet because it plays an import role in Second Death. But you can see that the paranormal fiction writer can go in so many directions with this, especially if you write about ghosts, as I do.

Here's what some are saying about orbs.

Some claim orbs are the souls of spirits or ghosts. After death, these souls stay on because they're bound to their previous lives for some reason, almost like an obsession-they can't let go or have unfinished business. The premise is that they travel as an orb to conserve energy in their natural forms. They're not as fully developed as ghosts. Ghost hunters actually go out looking for orbs to photograph them - they are quite photogenic.

Scientists say they are particles of dust or water on the lense of your camera. Or maybe light reflecting off gnats or bugs in the air. But what about those orbs seen over swamps, bogs or marshes with the naked eye? What about in the winter time when gnats and bugs aren't flying around?

What do I think?

I have no idea what to think. I believe in ghosts and the afterlife. Why not? Too many people have experienced something supernatural to discount it, including me.

Anyway, at Christmastime I took a photo of my dogs. And so I pulled the photo out to check for orbs. Check it out:

There are at least a couple of orbs...

What do you think?
Do you believe in the supernatural?
Do orbs show up on your photos?