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The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 2

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The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 2

This is a three part glossary, with notes on creatures and races presented in alphabetical order. Last week we covered Bloodcats & Bloodwolves, Cruj, Doj, Dracaj, Eidolos and Gol. When Earth melded with other worlds during the cataclysm that came to be known as The Black, the populations of those alien realms blended with ours.  Suddenly humans weren’t alone anymore, and we’ve had to learn to deal with (or fight against) our new inhuman neighbors. Here are some of the more prominent non-human races and creatures with whom we share our...

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Weekend Writing Warriors: VAMPIRE DOWN

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Weekend Writing Warriors: VAMPIRE DOWN

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image below to check out all the authors participating this week!   This week we see Ronan, alone in the wastelands in the dire city of Shul Ganneth (first visited by Cross and Danica back in Black Scars), seeking out the sounds being made by another visitor to the city… **** Ronan came to a window that was smeared over with oil and frost, but the glass had broken enough for him to peer through.  A dead man stood on the other side of the barricade, his rotted remains preserved by...

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The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 1

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The Creatures and Races of the World of BLOOD SKIES, Part 1

With VAMPIRE DOWN on its way this June, I thought it would be a good time to re-visit some of the creatures and races populating the setting.  This is a three part glossary, with notes on creatures and races presented in alphabetical order. When Earth melded with other worlds during the cataclysm that came to be known as The Black, the populations of those alien realms blended with ours.  Suddenly humans weren’t alone anymore, and we’ve had to learn to deal with (or fight against) our new inhuman neighbors. Here are some of the more prominent...

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Guest Post: GUIDED Cover Reveal by Danielle Young

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Guest Post: GUIDED Cover Reveal by Danielle Young

Danielle is awesome. Leader of the Shadow Guild and an accomplished book blogger and reviewer, recently I learned that Danielle is also venturing headlong into the murky water of being an Indie author herself. Check out the cover of her upcoming debut novel!   Book Info~ Title: Guided Series: The Jade Ring Series book 1 Author: Danielle Young Genre: YA Paranormal Release Date: June 2014   Book Blurb~ Jo is a descendant from the most powerful Wiccan family the world has ever known and is destined to be more powerful than those before...

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Weekend Writing Warriors: VAMPIRE DOWN

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Weekend Writing Warriors: VAMPIRE DOWN

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image below to check out all the authors participating this week!   This week we check in with Shiv (first introduced in The Witch’s Eye), a young woman with the incredible power to manipulate spirits; unfortunately for her this ability takes a heavy toll. **** There were too many people relying on her, looking up to her, for her to let her fears take control, but sometimes it all seemed too much, and all she wanted to do was lie down and never rise again.  She hated herself for...

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Incident at Frozen Beach

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Incident at Frozen Beach

It feels like it’s been forever since Lib and I got to get out, just the two of us, for a bit of adventure.  This past weekend we ventured to the town of South Haven for a visit to the still frozen shores of Lake Michigan.  It was a truly magical place, and a truly magical day.                                    

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Weekend Writing Warriors: VAMPIRE DOWN

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Weekend Writing Warriors: VAMPIRE DOWN

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image below to check out all the authors participating this week!   This week we’ll take a look at one of the dismal new enemies that Cross, Danica and company will fave to face in Vampire Down… **** Maur brought the ship in low, and Danica stood behind him and peered out through the forward glass.  The sky was dark, a haze of red and black squeezing around a pale and fading sun, and the ground was rough and uneven and riddled with dagger-like hills and knifed peaks.  Bolts of...

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Weekend Writing Warriors: More from VAMPIRE DOWN

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Weekend Writing Warriors: More from VAMPIRE DOWN

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image below to check out all the authors participating this week!   Yes, yes, yes, we’re still on Vampire Down.  Get over it. ;D This week we’re catching up with Cross, who in the early chapters of Book 7 winds up in some unsavory company, doing rather unsavory work. **** Cross held a cloth over his mouth and nose.  There was no moisture in the bitterly cold air, and the bodies and wreckage strewn across the ground were as dry as salt.  The fires had gone out, but the stench...

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A Pair of Wilderness Treks

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A Pair of Wilderness Treks

So we’ve been getting nailed with bad weather here in Michigan.  As in “I now suffer from seasonal depression” bad.  As in “are we ever going to get weather that doesn’t involve a severe Winter Storm Warning and/or Yeti sightings” bad.  As in “if a demon came and offered me a week of sunshine and 60 degree weather in exchange for my soul I’d gladly take him up on that offer STAT!” bad. Yeah.  It’s been bad. But last week, a strange thing happened.  For one day, it wasn’t...

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Weekend Writing Warriors: And Yet Another Excerpt from VAMPIRE DOWN

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Weekend Writing Warriors: And Yet Another Excerpt from VAMPIRE DOWN

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Click on the image below to check out all the authors participating this week!   Eventually I’ll get back to sharing snippets from Blood Angel Rising, or maybe even The Black Tower, but for now you’re stuck with more of Vampire Down.  Sorry.  ;D This week we’re going to take a look at what the vampires do to human settlements they conquer. **** The village seemed to be burning.  Great plumes of gold-black smoke cascaded low over the shattered houses at the edge of the dead river....

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