Saturday, March 30, 2013

Celebrating Spring with Signed Copy of Grave Bound

I thought I'd celebrate the beginning of spring by giving away a signed paperback copy of Grave Bound (Secrets, #1). All you have to do to qualify (besides be +17 and a resident of US or Canada) is to post Grave Bound's Amazon image or Grave Bound's B&N image on Pinterest and promote the book. Really! Entry into this contest could NOT be simpler!

*As a bonus, I've added a few more options.

The only other thing I need to do is wish you GOOD LUCK!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Feature & Follow Friday #153

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Meme: Feature Follow

Day: Friday

Premis: The meme hosts will 1) feature two (2) blog sites and 2) propose two questions that participating bloggers will answer on their blogs sites and give their followers the chance to join in.

This week's featured blogs: Insightful Minds Reviews and Book Sniffers Anonymous
Follow these sites. (Don't forget to check out Insightful Minds Reviews' review of Grave Bound.)

This week's featured questions: Pick the question you like best and leave a comment.

Q: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?

A: I'd like to say New Adult is a guilty reading pleasure, but it is more of a guilty writing pleasure. I LOVE writing New Adult because it gives me flexibilities I was not afforded when writing young adult. I don't have to censor the language or the love scenes. I can make them real, natural, and complete.


Q: Tell us about the most emotional scene you've ever read in a book and how you reacted?

A: I was extremely upset when Rose (Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by  realized Demetri had turned Strigoi. I did not see that coming.

FEATURE FOLLOW RULES (as described on Parajunkee)

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
    • (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    • (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    • Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    • Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
    • If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
    • Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
    • If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
    • If you’re new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Indie Author Spotlight: K.C. Blake

Author Bio:   K.C. Blake is a ninja on the keyboard.  When she is locked away in her office, pounding out another story, no one dares disturb her.  She probably wouldn’t hear them anyway.  They don’t get it.  They think she’s in her office, but she’s lost in another world.  Sometimes she is fighting vampires or hunting ghosts.  Sometimes she is running with a werewolf pack or falling in love with a misunderstood creature.  Her books appeal to lovers of the paranormal.  Whether you are twelve or fifty, you will fall in love with her stories.

Twitter: @kasiblake
Vampires Rule Fan Page:
K.C. Blake Fan Page:
Goodreads Page:


1) What is your all-time favorite book and why?
City of Bones.  I love the way Cassandra Clare writes, so visual that I can see it, and I love her awesome characters.

2) Is there an author you could be compared to or popular fictional characters your book's characters could relate to and why?
I don’t think my characters are like any other characters I’ve read about.  My writing is my own.  I’ve been told I have a unique voice, a unique way of writing.  Some people love it and some of don’t.

3) Can you give us your favorite quote from one of your books and explain it?
This is a hard one. I can’t think of one off the top of my head, so I will use one that people have put on Goodreads as their favorite.  It is from Vampires Rule.

“Stop!” she screamed. “Don’t hurt him.”
“Back off!” Billy shouted.
She yanked harder on Billy’s arm.
“He isn’t a vampire anymore, idiot. Look! Do you see that big, yellow thing up in the sky? That’s called the sun. It’s shining down on him, and he isn’t exploding. His fangs are gone. He’s as human as we are. Case closed.”
Billy stared up at the sky, his jaw slack. “Not possible.”
Jack mumbled, “They don’t call me Jackpot for nothing.”
“What?” Billy blinked at him.
“Private joke.”

I think it’s pretty self-explanatory.  Jack was a vampire and now he’s not, and his brother just found out.

4) What types of things/people/music inspires you and makes you want to keep writing?
There isn’t any certain thing that inspires me.  Once in a while a movie or book will speak to me.  Sometimes a person I know will say something that sends me into a ‘what if’ daydream.  As for music, I love listening to songs while I write.  What I listen to depends on what sort of scene I’m writing.  I need a song that captures the emotions of the scene.  Then I can picture it in my head, and I’ll listen to that song a hundred times if I have to in order to finish what I’m working on.

5) Describe your typical writing day or week.
Within five minutes of waking I am thinking about whatever book I’m working on.  I might listen to music and daydream about it for a while, or I might jot down some notes.  Usually I spend time on-line before pulling my book up on the computer.  I check email, do some research, and play games (lol) before starting to work.  Then I work on and off all day until I get a chapter finished or am too tired to keep going.  I take breaks quite often.  If I don’t, my eyes and head hurt so bad the next day that I can’t work at all.

6) Is there a food or drink do you have to have when you're writing?
No.  Eating and or drinking distracts me from the writing.  If anything, once in a while I will have some chocolate, something I can just pop into my mouth.  I’ll use it as a reward.  I get one after I finish a certain amount of pages.

7) Can you tell us what you're working on right now (& possibly provide an excerpt & cover)?
I am editing a book called Bait, the first in a new series.  Here is the blurb for it:

At sixteen, Bay-Lee Bishop is not your typical girl.  The last thing she wants is to be popular, but flying below the radar isn’t easy when you’re the tallest girl in the eleventh grade.  She works hard to keep a steady C point average, never raises her hand in class, and avoids extra-curricular activity of any kind.  The other students would be stunned to learn she’s living under an alias as she and her uncle move from town to town, just barely staying a step ahead of the monsters hunting her just because she’s Van Helsing’s daughter.

Life is weird.  Then it gets worse.  A reaper uses her closet to cross over with a dire warning the day before she’s whisked away to her new school.  This time it’s the school she was always meant to attend, a school that trains hunters.  

This is what she’s been waiting for her whole life, only it isn’t anything like she imagined. The other students hate her, something evil is killing hunters, and her mentor refuses to give her the slightest bit of help.  Determined to make her father proud, Bay-Lee focuses on her training.  Nothing is going to distract her.  Not border monsters or wraiths or the boy with jungle green eyes.

For Bay-Lee, love is not an option.  But try telling that to her heart.

Excerpt: (keep in mind this book is still being edited)
At some point during the night a stranger crawled into Bay-Lee’s bed while she snored softly, unaware.  The mattress springs squeaked in complaint beneath the additional weight as he reclined on his side and stared down at her face in the moonlight.  It bothered him that she continued to sleep.  After all the stories he’d heard about this girl, exploited rumors verging on myth, he’d expected more from her.  Shouldn’t she be able to sense danger?
This was Van Helsing’s daughter?  She looked insignificant, vulnerable beneath the green sheet.  He could snap her neck so easily—and maybe he should.  The world would continue on, undisturbed, but the dark cloud hanging over his head would finally dissipate.
A fraction of moonlight filtered through partially open curtains, not enough to see clearly, but it didn’t matter because he’d seen pictures of this girl on Van Helsing’s desk.  Her features were burned into his retinas.  Every time he went into the office he tried not to look at the photographs, purposely pointing his gaze elsewhere.
There was something about her, something unsettling which inevitably pulled him back to stare at her reproduced image.  She looked like an average girl at first glance.  A pretty face framed by dark hair that nearly reached her waist, parted in the middle and layered stared back at him.  Of Brazilian descent, her eyes were the darkest of browns, nearly black.  They hid a mountain of secrets.  She had attitude to spare and the camera caught it, recording it for future historians—if the prophecies were correct, they would want to study her.
She possessed a ‘bite me’ expression that must drive vampires crazy.
Fortunately, he was not a vampire.
Her mouth bothered him the most. Full lips haunted his dreams with a secretive smile curving the ends and a bottom lip that begged to be nibbled on. Sometimes, when he wasn’t carefully controlling his thoughts, he wondered what she would taste like.  In his dreams, when he wasn’t fully in control of his mind, he kissed her without ceasing.  He wondered what would happen if he kissed her in real life.  Would it stir something deep in his soul?  Would the prophecy come true?
Something hard lodged in his throat and he swallowed.  It was a near miss, so he swallowed again.  Kissing her shouldn’t even be a blip on the radar. This girl was the reason he didn’t have a home or a family.  It was her fault he’d grown up on the outside looking in, her fault people whispered behind his back, and her fault he was destined to die young.
Bay-Lee stirred in her sleep.  Mumbling, she pushed against his chest with two fingers.  “Go ‘way.”
Cute like a box of kittens, for a second he forgot to hate her.  His heart momentarily softened—not for long.  The unfamiliar sensation was enough to wipe the half-smile from his face.  Delivering a mental kick to his brain, he reminded himself this girl was the last person in the world he could let his guard down around.  She was worse than trouble.  If he wasn’t careful, this seemingly harmless meeting would lead to his total destruction.
Ready to wake her, he leaned in close and whispered her (fake) name.  Like him, she was forced to live under an alias.  Michelle.
Vampires Rule:  FREE

They don't call him Jackpot for nothing.

Jack has always beat the odds... until now. When a werewolf tried to kill him, vampires saved him. When he got tired of life as a vampire, another attack gave him back his mortality. Now Jack just wants to live a normal life, but what's normal about having a hunter for a girlfriend, a brother who wants to stake him to be on the safe side, and a werewolf building an army to rule the world?



Werewolves Rule: $2.99

The second book in the Rule Series


Shifters Rule: $2.99

Third book in the Rule Series


Crushed: $2.99

The Noah sisters rule Titan High with their beauty, brains, and magical powers.

Each year they play a secret game: Crushed. The girls pick their targets carefully and blow enchanted dust into the boy’s faces, charming them, but this year Kristen makes a grave mistake. She chooses the wrong boy and almost dies that same day. Coincidence? Maybe.

But something isn’t quite right about Zach Bevian. He doesn’t behave like a boy who’s been Crushed. He goes from hot to cold, from looking at her with contempt to asking her out on a date. She doesn’t know what to think. Does he hate her or is he truly falling for her? Is he trying to kill her, or is he trying to save her?



Witch Hunt: $2.99

A magical game of Hide n Seek begins.

Find the missing player and win.

The game resets, everyone forgets, and they start to play again.
Starr Hughes hasn’t believed in magic since her mother died. As a reporter for the school paper she’s only interested in cold, hard facts. When she hears rumors that the mysterious It-Squad members are about to play a secret game, she is determined to learn all about it, especially since she’s been in love with one of the members half her life. Hiding under the headmaster’s desk, planting bugs, and breaking into a fellow student’s locker are all on her to-do list.

Starr is about to discover that witches not only exist, but they need her help. Someone is using the game to steal their memories, their powers, and maybe even their lives.

ATTENTION: Although this is the second book in the series, each book has its own set of characters and can be read as a stand-alone book.



Bait:  (coming Summer 2013)  FREE

If you don’t think monsters in the closet are real, ask Bay-Lee.

At sixteen, Bay-Lee Bishop is on her way to a new school, a training ground for hunters.  Before she leaves she gets an unexpected visitor, a reaper with a warning: It kills you on your birthday.  For years she’s dreamed of becoming a great hunter so she can avenge her mom… but school is nothing like she imagined.  The students resent her, a border monster is running loose, her mentor refuses to help her, and hunters are dying on their birthdays.  If she’s going to live long enough to reach her goal, she’ll have to solve this mystery before the day of her birth arrives.

The last thing she needs is to fall in love.  No problem.  Bay-Lee is focused and determined.  She barely notices boys.  Then she meets Nick Gallos, a gorgeous boy with jungle green eyes, a reckless heart, and a past darker than her own.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Crankin' It Up A Notch Giveaway & Special ($0.99)

Anyone who follows me knows that my latest New Adult release, Grave Bound (Secrets, #1), is getting GREAT reviews and is building a PASSIONATE following. These are all critical elements in its road toward becoming a BESTSELLER. Despite its success, I've decided it's time to 'crank it up a notch'

Hitting #1,706 yesterday on Amazon's Bestselling Paid Book List is not enough for Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) to get the recognition it deserves. We've got to get this book onto Amazon's Top 100 Paid Book List. The sooner. The better. 

In order to do that, I'm going to giveaway a $100 Amazon Gift Card* to one lucky person who purchases Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) on Amazon AND sends out Amazon's  Facebook or Twitter message (the one recommended by Amazon at the end of your purchase). Trust me, it's just one more click of one more button after you purchase the $0.99 book. Simple.  


  1. You must purchase Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) on Amazon (or B&N)
  2. You must Facebook post or Tweet the message at the end of the purchase as proof that you've officially purchased your Amazon copy of Grave Bound (Secrets, #1).
    • I'll accept your confirmation number if you message it to me on Facebook.
  3. You must enter your information into the Rafflecopter (below) so I will know how to contact you.
  4. You must be 18 years or older (because of book's profanity & sexual situations).
❤ GOOD LUCK (to us all)! 

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Indie Author Series: Goodreads (What's Good & What's Not)

This week, the YA Author Club sponsors will be talking all about Goodreads. We will share with you all of the wonderful and amazing things it does for authors, readers, and bloggers... and a few of us might actually have some tips about what to avoid while you are there. 

For me, 
Goodreads a great way to keep my finger on the pulse of my Fans/Friends/ Followers. I can see quickly the response to my books and adjust accordingly. It is really the indie author's best friend.

  • Author Page. I'm going to reiterate what I said two weeks ago. If you are an author, you must create an author page and identify yourself as such (at least you must if you intend to sell books). You've worked too hard writing your book(s) not to lay claim to your title/role.
    • With your author page, I'd strongly suggest that you fill in all the important pieces of information. This is how you will connect with readers, how they will contact you, and how they will get to know you even though they don't really know you. Leaving anything blank is a missed opportunity.
  • Books. Load all of your books (if they aren't already there) and update the book's information  until it is completely accurate. I would suggest that you go with the recommendations coming straight from the librarians. They are very, very good at their jobs. (P.S. You will have to request to be a librarian so that you can make the necessary changes.)
  • Link your blog, Facebook, and Twitter account so that others can work for you. When you add a book to your list or you review a book or any of the many things you can do on Goodreads, the information will automatically post to Facebook/Twitter, which means you can keep your audience engaged in many forums with just one update on one site. As for your blog, you can post on your blog and have it available on Goodreads or those who want a one-stop-shop.
  • Read, rate, and/or review some books. This is how people are going to get to know you and what you like. It will bring you new Friends, Fans, Followers. People want to connect with other people who like the same types of books they like. As you post ratings/reviews, they will begin to trust your recommendations. The more they trust you, the more they will follow you.
  • FriendshipsGoodreads is not the place where you want to be selective with your friendships (unless someone is obviously offensive). The more the merrier is the rule to follow. By this, I mean that Goodreads gives you the option of refusing friendships and/or keeping your reviews/ratings private. Well if you do that, you have just prevented your future fan from getting to know you.
  • IMPORTANT! Get to know the bloggers. (I do not mean for you to weirdly stalk them.) As they mark your book as to-read, you can go to their page and see if your book is in line with those that they've rated favorably. If it is and you believe your book is something they will like, go to their blog, Fan them, Friend them, and Follow them. Basically, you are showing them the respect they deserve. In turn, they will take notice... possibly look at your book again... and if all goes well begin reading it right away.
  • Book Clubs can be joined (or you can do role play if that's something you like to do). Again, this is another great way to meet people and share your opinions of books. Personally, I shy away from 'selling' my own books unless there is a forum dedicated to that very thing.
  • Stats should be monitored. You will be able to see who has added your book to their shelf and which shelf they have added it to. You will also be able to see if readers put in mid-read comments. I don't know about other authors, but I love to read the comments people write while they are in the throws of the book. 
  • Giveaways are a GREAT way to get people interested in your books. In order to do a giveaway, you must be able to produce a paperback copy (no e-book giveaways allowed). This is something I highly recommend if it is at all possible. I would also recommend that you send the books out as soon as the contest is closed. It is a requirement in order to be able to do another giveaway in the future.
  • Widgets are an opportunity to link your blog back to Goodreads. There are widgets for your bookshelves, giveaways, reviews, etc. Take advantage of the chance to link your blog followers to your Goodreads page. 
  • Reviews (and ratings) of your books are critical to your success as an author. This is a very delicate subject because we've all been on the receiving end of a negative review (if you haven't congratulations). The MOST important thing I can tell you is to 'look away from the review'. Don't respond to it. Don't harass the individual. Don't. Don't. Don't. The best thing you can do for yourself and others is to take the high road and move on... all the while reminding yourself that 'Everyone has their right to their opinion.'  By the same token, I make sure I ALWAYS thank anyone who reads/reviews/rates my books with a 4 or a 5 star review. 
    • The only exception I will make to a negative review/rating are situations where 1) the book is not even read/released yet, or 2) you have been targeted by a reviewer who is going in and rating hundreds and hundreds of books (usually indie books) with poor ratings, or 3) you are being used by a disingenuous vendor to draw people to his/her Goodreads site to sell you a 'same day cash loan'. In these situations, I report the people to Goodreads and let them go after the person themselves. There is no need for you to do anything more than report the issue. Believe me, they act on these situations quickly (all except the rating even when the book is not written... that is.).
  • Events are a good way to keep your Fans, Friends, Followers engaged (unless you do too many of them). 
  • Writings is a great location to share excerpts, but I'll be honest. I've never gotten any feedback from anyone on my writings so I'm not sure how many people pay attention to it.
  • Quotes is a place for you to share your favorite quotes or those most highlighted in Kindles. I love this!
  • Favorite Authors is all about sharing the love. Let people know who inspires you. I find myself inspired by lots of indie authors for their kindness. As such, I make a special point of Fan/Following them. 
Really, I love Goodreads so much that I could go on for days. The bottom-line is that it's a powerful resource for authors and readers if it is used to its potential. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day Bonus Just for Stopping By

In the spirit of the day, I thought I'd revert back to the Warrior Series and celebrate the fact that its heroine is strawberry blond - my favorite hair color of all time - the color of my children's lovely locks.

Today, I'm sharing a STEAMY little excerpt from Guardians of the Cross (The Warrior Series, #2). I thought now was a good time to remind everyone that I wrote erotic (not erotica) scenes well before I began writing Grave Bound (Secrets, #1). The difference is that Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) takes you all the way through the passionate scene rather than stopping it (an act necessary in order to keep the story accessible to young adult readers). Since Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) is new adult fiction, I was given the leverage necessary to let the scenes unfold naturally and without edits, filters, or unfulfilled endings.

Take a peek, and if this excerpt doesn't make you hot and bothered... well... you may not be human. All kidding aside, if this is not nearly steamy enough for you, I would suggest that you check out Grave Bound (Secrets, #1).  If this is more than enough for you, I would strongly suggest that you read the Warrior Series. It's really an amazing series.

P.S. Don't forget to register for the Michael Kors watch that I'll be giving away 4/1/13.

(Details at the bottom)


In the room, I opened the portfolio and slid James’ books inside the case. 

“Brody, can you grab my toiletry bag from the bathroom?”  I asked, pretending to need his assistance.

He chuckled.  “No.  You said you didn’t need my help.  I’m just here to see what you’re up to.”

I looked up, shocked with his candor.  When I did, he moved right in front of me…his face centimeters from mine.  “I’m not sure of what you’re doing, but I’ll wait for you.  Until the last breath I take, I’m yours.”

I began shaking.  Lying was easier if he couldn’t see my face, so I looked down at my feet.  He put his fingers under my chin and forced me to look him in the eyes.  When he did that some sort of power took hold of me.  I couldn’t look away from him.  I couldn’t move away from him.  If anything, I only wanted to attach myself to him and never let go.

Apparently, he was experiencing the same response.  He wrapped his arms around the small of my back and pulled me into him.  All I could do was squeeze myself even closer.  With his ragged breath in my ear, he kissed my neck, letting his tongue caress the skin.  With that very intimate touch, I moaned.  When he sucked, I almost blacked out.  This act was more powerful than the strongest magnetic pull.  I wanted him more than I’d ever wanted anything.

He took full advantage of his new power and used it to hold me prisoner.  Jerking his shirt up and touching every inch of his bare skin, I knew I would do anything right then to be with him. 

I took him in – kissing, touching, feeling, pulling – as if he was oxygen, and I was asphyxiated.  His new uncontrolled need for me made it all the more alluring, all the more necessary.  It could have been the pure fear that this would be our last chance, but his passion lacked its normal restraint.  He was willing to forego everything to make me understand I needed him as much as he needed me.  I was willing to let him.

A moan rolled out of my throat.  In response, Brody let our bodies fall back onto the bed where his pinned mine down.  Perfectly positioning himself, he lifted and guided my leg around him.  I squeezed it tight.  His hands slid up the back of my t-shirt and unhooked the back of my bra.  He slid his hand around to the front, gently cupping and massaging my breast.  If I had to live out the rest of my life without him, I would have this memory.  Using both my arms and legs, I pulled him closer.

I unbuttoned his shirt and lifted mine.  Our skin-to-skin contact cranked the entire encounter up a notch.  This time, the moan I heard was Brody’s.

I reached down and began unsnapping his jeans, letting Brody know exactly what I wanted…needed.  He stopped me by taking both of my wrists in his hands and lifting them above my head.  He restrained them with one of his hands while slowly and meticulously massaging me all over with his other.

When his hand brushed the red, cross-shaped birthmark on my hip, a searing sting shot from my hip and extended to every inch of my body.  I felt like I had just been touched by a branding iron.  Instinctively, I pushed Brody off me.  Thankfully, the pain stopped the second his hand was removed.
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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Grave Bound: Levi Ian Bryson's Quiet Musings #4

Welcome to the forth and final day of Levi Ian Bryson's Quiet Musings. 

Interesting story about these musings. I was driving to work one day, and these thoughts starting pummeling me. It was one of those situation where I could not ignore them. I had to turn down the radio and recite these musings out loud over and over again. Perfecting them with each rendition. As soon as I got to work, I wrote them down. When I got home that night, I added them to Grave Bound. I've said before they are not perfect poems or any such thing. They are nothing more than a way for Levi to express the immediate attraction he as for Emily. I think they serve their purpose. 

So far, 'The day I met you is the day by which all others will be measured', has been the most popular. For me, Facets is one of my favorites because of this line: Her beauty… perfect as an emerald's cut, stunning as a ruby's color, and timeless as a diamond's clarity. All I could think about was the facets of a stone... the facets of our lives... the facets of our personalities... the facets of our relationships. Because of these thoughts, I named today's musing Facets. Enjoy the last snippet of Grave Bound. If you want to read more you will need to purchase the book ($0.99). 

Be Warned: Levi Ian Bryson's Quiet Musings #4 will be the last sliver of Grave Bound I will share. Purchase your e-book copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble (LIMITED TIME ONLY $0.99) and leave a review letting me know your opinion. So far, the feedback has been phenomenal. The readers have been left reeling with the book's completely unexpected ending.
  • Click HERE to buy from Amazon.
  • Click HERE to buy from Barnes & Noble.
*For +17 only - Profanity/Sexual Situations

BONUS: Anyone sharing 1) ANY of the four Grave Bound Excerpts #1, #2, #3, or #4,  2) ANY of the Levi's Musings posts #1, #2, #3, or #4 (four total to be published over the next week), 3) the Grave Bound (Secrets, #1) Prologue post, 4) the Chapter 1 - Lies, Lies, and More Lies Post, or 5) the Official Grave Bound Release Giveaway Post on Facebook/Twitter/etc. will be eligible for a $20 Amazon gift card. The winner will be chosen by me on 4/1/13.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Grave Bound Release Giveaway. You could win a beautiful Michael Kors watch. Enter Below.

Levi Ian Bryson's quiet musings about Emily Ador Riddle:

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     Her words… sweeter than any book written, poem recited, or song recorded.
     Her intentions… pure as the driven snow, a wholesome schoolgirl, and a naive child.
     Her beauty… perfect as an emerald's cut, stunning as a ruby's color, and timeless as a          diamond's clarity.
     Her essence… struck me with the force of a bolt of lightning, the power of a sledgehammer, and the command of the chosen one.
     Her love… engulfed my life the way the dawn's rays swallow the darkness, the tsunami's waves ravage the coast, and the tornado's funnel plows its way through a forest.
            —Levi Ian Bryson
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Grave Bound: Levi Ian Bryson's Quiet Musings #3

Welcome to day 3 of Levi Ian Bryson's Quiet Musings. I hope you've enjoyed the pieces of Grave Bound I've shared so far. Today's musings is about... you guessed it... Emily. With it, you get one more glimpse into Levi's obsession with Emily, one that is red hot and consuming.  

Be Warned: We are nearing the end. Levi Ian Bryson's Quiet Musings #4 will be the last sliver of Grave Bound I will share. Purchase your e-book copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble (LIMITED TIME ONLY $0.99) and leave a review letting me know your opinion. So far, the feedback has been phenomenal. The readers have been left reeling with the book's completely unexpected ending.
  • Click HERE to buy from Amazon.
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Levi Ian Bryson's quiet musings about Emily Ador Riddle:

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To me, her beauty cannot be compared.
For me, there is no other.
With me, my soul's longing is sated.
Inside me, I am bewitched.
—Levi Ian Bryson
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