Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Keepers (Connor Chronicles Book 1) -YA Paranormal Fantasy





Title: Connor
Genre: YA, Paranormal Fantasy
Connor's life takes a U-turn when she discovers her incredible abilities, and a whole new world opens up around her. Thrilled by her newfound powers, she soon realizes that being special often means being singled out - and not always by those with good intentions.

With a group of friends who share similar abilities, Connor sets on a path of discovery and adventure, as they try to find out more about their true self and origin. They also learn of Ronin, who's young, smart and out for revenge against them, for reasons unknown.




Excerpt 
“Look,” he pointed to the floor. “There is a faint light coming from behind this wall. If I can just get to it...”He grunted as he pushed on it. It must have stood twelve feet tall and weighed a ton.

     He managed to shove this humongous thing out of the way, and sure enough, there was a handle. It didn’t look like a door at first glance, but there it was.

     “Good eyes, Scott. Away out,” I said. Things were finally looking up.

     “I told you, guys, we needed to check out the noise,” I said, relieved the so called trap turned out to be exactly what we needed.

     “I told you I would take care of this,” Scott said. Cheyenne actually smiled. I didn’t know she could do that. I almost went into shock when she ran up to hug Scott, but even more mind-blowing, he let her.

     Her smile was short-lived because things turned for the worse before we knew what was happening. First, I saw the expression on her face twist from happiness to sheer horror in a second, then I heard it, and without turning around, I knew this was going to be bad.

     The next few minutes seemed like they were a blur. Cheyenne was still in Scott’s arms, facing the opposite direction of us, staring right at it. As I turned around, Cheyenne slowly let go of Scott who, at the same time, reached for the door. I don’t even think he knew what was about to happen.

     From my side view, I managed to see a glimpse of darkness before it tossed me across the room, slamming me into the side wall. I heard Scott yell as he flew clear into the other room, slamming into the wall bookshelf, breaking it on impact. I don’t know how many books fell on top of him. All I knew was what I heard, and I didn’t hear him move.

     I slowly got up to see where it was. Time no longer slowed when I saw Cheyenne suspended in midair inside a cloud of darkness. She kept grabbing at her throat and trying to cough. Her eyes flooded with tears as it suffocated her.


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Battle, Book 3 of the Connor Chronicles

YA, Paranormal Fantasy Series

How far would you go to survive?

Connor
I have trained and shed blood to protect Earth, but my enemies want war. Though I’m the only descendant of the powerful ruler of Ether, my blood is key to his survival. Against wise council, I’ve joined forces with our adversary: Ronin. Risking everything, I fled to Ether with him in order to save Earth. Yet as the danger intensifies, so does our bond.


Ronin
The only way to survive in my world is to kill. As the Prince of Ether, I have taken many lives. I’ve forged an alliance with Connor to overthrow my father and brought her to the very definition of Hell: my world. I must teach her to adapt to my cruel planet; though, in doing so, it will break her. Despite my unyielding & merciless ways, training Connor has started to thaw my frozen heart.


Excerpt:
Ronin
The hominids at the door were going to announce me but I shook my head. “Never mind; he knows that I'm coming.” Taking in a long breath, I opened the double doors. I entered the main room decorated in red and white walls with a gold trim. It was gaudy.
There, Monlow sat, high in his gold and white chair, dressed in a long robe above everyone else who had to bow up to him. I no longer had a taste for my fruit. I spat what I had in my mouth out and tossed it in the waste.
“What took you so long, son?” He asked, right before ordering four men on their knees to the torture chamber. His deep, aggressive voice thundered across the chamber as he asked me the same question every time I arrived in his presence.
“You haven't been waiting long. Ether has barely rotated. I do have other duties, Father.”
“None more than me, I'm sure.”
“Of course not,” I said as I ascended the three stairs, making my way closer to him and passing both the standing and kneeling onlookers awaiting their sentencing or to beg for a deal, I surmised from the blue bostuge guards to the staff. It was a daily ritual he performed but each session got shorter with each passing day the weaker he became.
Next to him, I could see his translucent skin that no longer grew hair as the black tarry veins pulsated underneath the stretched flesh. His eyes no longer turned back to their brown state. Truthfully, I didn't remember their natural color, so instead, black remained their hue.
“Everybody out!” he snarled, rising up in his chair to almost my height, then slowly lowering back down. Everybody rushed out, helped by the tall, elongated guards. Soon, it was just him and me in the huge dome that felt devoid of air when the doors shut.
“What's the big secret?” I leisurely headed back down the stairs to the opposite side's glass partition overlooking the hellhole below. It was a large room the size of his chamber, known as the soul taker. This was where beings went after being sentenced to death by either stake, hanging, some contraception of death, or other means. Watching others suffer was his form of entertainment. I just preferred the capturing and left the rest to him. Watching was not my thing.
Monlow extended his long, bony fingers with cloudy fingernails towards where I stood. “I made this.” He was referring to Ether. “I am the ruler and yet there are those that dare to defy me. They see me as weak, old, brittle even.” His jowls took a second to close. He stood up tall on his legs that I could not see under his long black cover. His bottom half moved in a fluid motion, like a devilfish would if it could walk out of the sea.
“Why do you think so?” I asked.
“Because Shanuk has not returned since yesterday. He has not checked in as instructed.”
“Maybe he is busy as…”
Monlow snapped his head quickly towards me and bones rattled. “Why did you drive yourself? You have escorts for that.” He changed the subject just that quickly. Something I found myself doing from time to time.
He wanted to know what I was hiding or if I was keeping secrets. “For no other reason than wanting to. There are plenty of days when I drive myself.”
“But you literally drove and did not use autopilot.”
“So, everyone is your spy now?” I folded my arms and leaned against the glass. “Is nothing I do sacred? Shall I check in every time the planet turns so many kilometers to give you updates of my whereabouts? Should I implant a tracker in my wrists?” I held out my arms. “Like the rest of the minions you order about so you will learn my daily routine?” I asked, furious that I had once again been summoned for this nonsense.
Within a blink, Monlow had me suspended in the air to his height, by the tip of a finger. He didn't have to touch me but it was more personal this way. His mind proceeded to squeeze the life out of me. “You try me, son. Do not think I did not hear that detestable tone you took when you said 'father' as you entered the room. You're hiding something. I could snap you as I do a pauper.” He had his face so close to mine, I could smell his foul breath. The species he now craved were horrid and his odor reflected that.
“Then do it,” I encouraged as his hand pressed on my recently acquired wound, but I refused to beg for mercy. He squeezed my body tighter. “No, huh?” I grunted. He was close to cracking a rib. I could have taken out my knife but that would have sealed my fate at that moment so I did not challenge his strength—still far superior to mine, no matter how sick he'd become. “This is why I moved away years ago. Your paranoia has gotten worse,” I retorted when he dug his finger inside my gash.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

BENNETT WITCH CHRONICLES Series



With her magic restored, her best friends living happily ever after together as humans,
and the love of her life waiting patiently for her on the other side,
Bonnie Bennett is not going to just sit around and let her life pass her by.
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Friday, August 18, 2017

3 Giveaways on August 25th!


Join us as we celebrate the last days of summer with…

a giveaway every 20 minutes!!





Enter this author giveaway by signing up to my NL by clicking here:  
Newsletter then commenting on this post or the FB link, with your favorite type of romance; ex: love triangles, steamy romance... Don't forget to leave your email address.

5 Winners alone will be chosen for an ebook of Connor, The Keepers (Book 1) from the Connor Chronicles, a YA, scifi, paranormal romance. One winner will get an ebook of The Keepers plus a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Connor Chronicles - The final chapter Coming in September!

Connor Chronicles
The Battle 
(Book 3)


How far would you go to survive?


Connor

I have trained and shed blood to protect Earth, but my enemies want war. Though I’m the only descendant of the powerful ruler of Ether, my blood is key to his survival. Against wise council, I’ve joined forces with our adversary: Ronin. Risking everything, I fled to Ether with him in order to save Earth. Yet as the danger intensifies, so does our bond.


Ronin

The only way to survive in my world is to kill. As the Prince of Ether, I have taken many lives. I’ve forged an alliance with Connor to overthrow my father and brought her to the very definition of Hell: my world. I must teach her to adapt to my cruel planet; though, in doing so, it will break her. Despite my unyielding & merciless ways, training Connor has started to thaw my frozen heart.



Read Books 1 & 2


 The Keepers (Book 1)                                

Connor's life takes a U-turn when she discovers her incredible abilities, and a whole new world opens up around her.

Thrilled by her newfound powers, she soon realizes that being special often means being singled out - and not always by those with good intentions.

With a group of friends who share similar abilities, Connor sets on a path of discovery and adventure, as they try to find out more about their true self and origin. They also learn of Ronin: young, smart and out for revenge against them, for reasons unknown.






                                                                                      The Revealed (Book 2)
Earth
In the aftermath of betrayal, dust is settling. The San cannot rest as they take more responsibility defending Earth. Meanwhile, Connor must endure immeasurable physical pain as her abilities grow stronger through fights and combat training of The San. They are preparing for what's coming... War.

Connor’s loyalties are questioned, and her actions put to the test. She is forced to make harsh decisions against the Elders' disapproval when the world around her begins to crumble.

Ether
Willow now lives on this foreign planet known for its unyielding cruelty, and ultimately, will have to confront the actions that put her there. Condemned to continuous battle, she has to overcome her once shallow self and accept the inevitable: fight or die.

Ronin is back, and on a mission no one else knows about. The very one closest to him is Connor, his mortal enemy. Neither is willing to accept their destiny, yet compelled by it. Will enemies become allies, or battle to the death?


Until next time! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

New mystery series coming soon!

Coming Soon!



Death is rampant in the city of Chicago, but what makes this high profile case so special is not the attempted murder of the charming British billionaire Jasper Maxwell, but the circumstances leading up to his lover’s death.

For years, Forensic nurse investigator Amelia Kavanagh has worked for the county of Chicago and this is her first prestigious case. Early on inexplicable evidence is revealed to Amelia, and even at the detriment of her own life, she is determined to figure out what lead Courtney Lane's corpse to her slab in the morgue. Although politics demand that she sign the death certificate, Amelia is compelled to dig deeper. One would say she just might be obsessed.

Detective Chase Bishop is new to Chicago and determined not to rock the boat, especially since the mayor personally assigned him to the recent death of this young woman. Bishop is set on wrapping up the case as soon as possible, but Amelia Kavanagh won’t let him and neither will his conscience. A supposed open and shut has turned into much more.

Little by little it is discovered that Jasper Maxwell is more than he appears to be, but so is Amelia.  



Saturday, June 24, 2017

The great works of Carole Gill



About My Written Work




It's so ironical but all of the work that is published is dark. There's a 4-novel 
vampire series, book 1 of another vampire series and a horror novel about a
circus as well as the darkest work about Countess Bathory. There is also my 
collected horror stories. All my books are published by Creativia. The irony 
is, I wrote these works during the happiesttime of my life!

Truthfully, my life has been no picnic. Childhood was great but for about twenty 
five years after it, it was pretty awful. Traumatic actually. That's probably where 
the horror comes from. Those years tore into my soul and left a presence. Just 
the way it is. That presence is what I tapped into when I was married and wrote 
all that work.

In yesterday's post, I sought to update everyone on something that just took off. 
It's running on its own legs and has to come out, working day and night on it.

So that's it for now. But please remember, horror fans, I have a lot of work out
 and am writing more shorts for a horror ezine I like. So working almost constantly 
which is great. It's better than the abyss I was in for the past 21 months!

I have written about hell, but now I really know what it feels like. I'm still clawing 
my way back sometimes but I'm just about out of it.

The best thing for me I realize, is to stay busy so I am.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1st Annual Women's History Month Giveaway

GIVEAWAY!
Thank you for your interest in the 1st Annual Women's History Month Giveaway. Several wonderful authors are offering complimentary e-copies of their books. 
This giveaway will run from March 6th-17th, so enter today and win FREE books for the new year.
To access the free book(s) of your choice, simply click on the button below to learn more about the author, click on the author's name. You will be taken to the author's website.


There are lots of free books to choose from in celebration of this spectacular event. For this giveaway, my young adult novel, Connor Revealed (Book 2) will be free until March 18th. Check out the blur below. Make sure to grab your copy today! 
As a Bonus: 
Here's a free link to the 1st Chapter of Connor (Book 1). Connor (Book 3) is coming May 2017!
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Connor, The Revealed (Book 2)

Earth
In the aftermath of betrayal, dust is settling. The San cannot rest as they take more responsibility defending Earth. Meanwhile, Connor must endure immeasurable physical pain as her abilities grow stronger, both through fights and brutal combat training of The San, for they must prepare for what's coming: war.
Connor's loyalties are questioned as her actions are put to the test. She is forced to make harsh decisions against the Elders' disapproval when the world around her crumbles. Ultimately, one decision will seal her fate.

Ether
This foreign planet known for its unyielding cruelty is where Willow now resides. Ultimately, she's forced to confront the actions that put her there. Condemned to continuous battle, she has to overcome her once shallow self and accept the inevitable:: fight or die.
Ronin is back, and on a mission no one else knows about. The very one closest to him is Connor, his mortal enemy. Neither is willing to accept their destiny, yet compelled by it. Will enemies become allies, or battle to the death?


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Riverdale - My Take Part 3


This week on Riverdale

Jughead’s monotone voice, once again, compelled us to listen as he explained last week’s mishaps and turmoils. He recapped Cheryl Blossom’s earth shattering statement “I’m guilty.” Then he introduced us to this week’s episode with an opening scene of Sheriff Keller and Principal Weatherbee escorting a pouty Cheryl down the hall to the principal’s office.

Cheryl clarified that she wasn’t guilty of killing her brother but lying about what happened on July 4th. Jason had a plan to leave Riverdale and to never return but he needed Cheryl’s help. Jason and she were supposed to go out on the boat at Sweetwater and stage a tragic accident. The story would be - the boat tipped and capsized and when the police could not locate Jason’s body he would be presumed dead, of which he originally was. They actually made it safely to the other side of the river and Jason was supposed to call Cheryl when he got somewhere safe, only she never heard from him as the days went by. Subsequently his body was discovered months later at Sweetwater, with a hole in his head, and the autopsy declared his date of death to be around July 11th. Cheryl explained that they went to such drastic measures so he would not get pulled back in by his parents. To go to such great lengths to get away, maybe Mrs. Copper was right about that family being evil.

With good reason, the sheriff thought Chery’s story was farfetched and questioned her about having a hand in his death. She admitted to hearing a gunshot that day but the sheriff found that quite convenient. Before the sheriff could ask for more details, her parents barged in and put a stop to the line of questioning.

The heart throb Archie finally confessed to Principal Weatherbee and Sherriff Keller that he was at Sweetwater on July 4th weekend and heard a gunshot like Cheryl. He claimed to have been alone while he worked on his music. He left Ms. Grundy out of it but I have a sinking feeling that somehow she will get dragged in.

The Coopers own the Riverdale Register and Betty was quite upset with the story that her parents spun about Jason’s murder. They claimed Cheryl was “guilty as sin”. Betty wanted more than ever to wake up the school newspaper – the Blue and Gold. She all but begged Jughead to work with her and already knew that he’s writing a novel about Jason’s death. After convincing him, his first assignment was Dilton Doiley and his scouts. They were at the river that July 4th weekend too but no one was talking to them about it.

Archie’s dad confronted him about going to the principal’s office to confess his whereabouts on July 4th weekend. He and Jughead were supposed to have hung out but he lied so he grounded Archie. Do parents still do that?

Veronica Lodge went on a date with Chuck Clayton, the varsity football coach’s son, and captain of the football team but he’s also a known player. Yes they had lots of chemistry, but the next day he slut shamed her. Chuck claimed to have given her a “sticky maple” and all over social media there was a brown stain across her face. Veronica was fuming and wanted revenge. Betty suggested that they go to the principal’s office but Veronica could have cared less about following the good-girl proper protocol rules. So this week’s witty banter by Veronica was. “You want to help me get revenge on Chuck, Betty? Awesome. Well you had be ready to go full dark, no stars. What do you say?” A reluctant Betty agreed and they boldly marched into the boys locker room to confront Chuck but, not surprisingly, he did not back down. She ordered him to take it back but he told her she rode the “Chuck wagon” and could not handle it. Did she really think he was going to admit to anything in front of his boys?

Jughead confronted Dilton Doiley about the gunshot but the scout leader denied anything. Little did he know that, behind his back, a scout gave Jughead a look of panic. When Jughead confronted that scout he confessed that it was Scout Master Doiley who shot that gun on July 4th and warned them that they needed to know how to use guns in order to protect themselves. Protect themselves from what? 

Cheryl was grateful to Archie for backing up her story, regarding the gunshot, so she offered him anything he wanted. He eagerly asked her to get him in with Jose and the Pussy Cats. After weeks of Josie turning Archie away, Cheryl finally got Archie in. So all week long Archie had to sneak out the house to hang with the Cats. Love, love LOVE Josie and her confident, self-assured, attitude with her honey sweet voice. I’ve always wondered about their name so Josie broke it down. She explained that they are seen as “Divas of Color” and pussycats means they have to claw their way into places where Archie can waltz into.  Archie finally got to see the Cats at work and they all vibed well. He even helped them write a song.

Betty discovered a group of girls who said that Chuck lied about them too, one in particular named Ethel. Supposedly, the guys kept score of each conquest. Each hook-up earned them points and they kept track in a book. Cheryl refused to believe this because her twin was on the football team and he would have told her. RIGHT! Who are these girls who thinks their brothers tells them everything? Well, there was a play book after all. A kid who used to play for the team quit because of it and he told them right where to find it.

So Betty, Veronica, Ethel, Kevin decided to break into the school in order to find the book and Cheryl just so happened to pop up. And not only was Jason’s name in it, Polly - Betty’s sister, was right next to his with 9 points.  Each girl had a description next to their names. Polly’s was – “the shy/reserved girl”, Veronica another 9 pointer, was – “the new girl in the school” and Ethel was -  “the big girl” who got 7.5 points. I mean really!

Cheryl finally had to admit that maybe she didn’t know Jason as well as she thought. Betty wanted vengeance and was ready to go “full dark, no stars”. Riverdale has this things with bold red lipstick and that was exactly what Betty applied as she got ready to set Chuck up, but her overbearing mom was there to wipe it off smearing it across her cheek. Never the less, Betty replaced it and found an innocent looking Chuck at Pop’s diner where she told him to meet her the next night. He agreed to but not before he told her about her freaky sister Polly. Because I want to hear that about my sister.  

Finally after a week of sneaking out, Archie got busted by his dad. Then he had the nerve to ask if he could go see the Pussy Cats perform since he helped write the song. His dad flat out told him no. They argued over his musical direction and Archie said that he didn’t respect his music and if it were football then he would not be so hard on him.

So the next night when Chuck went to hook up with Betty, he was met by Veronica instead. She told him they were no longer fighting over Archie and had no problems sharing - as in men. And as Veronica slipped into the hot tub, Chuck asked “Shouldn’t we wait for Betty to get here?” Shockingly a half-naked Betty strutted in with only a bra, a short skirt and a black wig. Chuck lost all ability to speak but not Betty who said “Betty couldn’t make it so she sent me instead.” I think even Veronica was like DAMN!


While Betty was losing her mind, her mom, Alice Copper, was at the mayoral function agitating everybody. First she got punched by Mrs. Blossom who was mad that she wrote about her children, then she moved over to Hermione Lodge and reminded her that she went from “Park Avenue Princess to cater waiter”. Afterwards Mrs. Cooper shoved the knife in deeper and informed her the that Veronica was getting slut shammed at school. I just love her. During the function, Archie’s dad talked to Ms. Grundy about Archie and his music. He wanted to know why she took such an interest in his son. If he only knew. Of course Archie snuck out the house to watch Josie and the Pussy Cats Dolls perform and noticed his dad talking to Ms. Grundy a lot that night.

Jughead finally got Dilton Doiley to confess he shot the gun that weekend and told him to meet them tomorrow at the Blue and Gold office.

Back at the triple date, Betty jumped into full crazed mode on Chuck. She drugged his alcohol and even Veronica told her to slow it down. He was handcuffed to hot tub, the water was getting hotter by the minute and in her hand was a bar of soap. Veronica was recording everything but it was clear she was uncomfortable. Betty wanted Chuck to confess on camera of which he did but then Betty took her heel and shoved him down and demanded that he apologize for shaming Veronica. A panicked Chuck did just that.

A sadistic Betty poured maple syrup on his face and shouted at him “Apologize for ruining Polly. Say you’re sorry for destroying me. Apologize for what you did to me!”

Chuck yelled. “I’m not Jason!” AKA You are crazy!

Veronica yelled at Betty “Enough. We did it. You did it.”

 Afterwards it seemed like Betty finally snapped out of her twisted trace and found her senses. Hell even I was a little afraid for chuck. Nope!

The next day Archie’s dad sound proofed the garage and told him that Ms. Grundy was hot. Uh-oh competition with your dad, Archie? Veronica thanked Betty for her help and tried to talk to her about her odd behavior but she was not hearing it. Betty would not even admit she called Chuck, Jason or that she called herself Polly. Veronica got nowhere with her and let it go, for now, and as they walked off down the hall, we fade into Betty’s locker and see the very same wig she wore the night before.

After Betty wrote the scandalous ledger story, Principal Weatherbee chastised Veronica and Betty for what they did to Chuck and coach Clayton was forced to cut his own son and half the team. The football team’s score ledger was finally burned and Cheryl apologized to Betty for Jason hurting Polly.

Dilton Doiley met up with Betty and Jughead the next day but begged them that if they wrote his story he would get cut from the scouts. He offered them an even bigger story. He told them that he saw Ms. Grundy’s car at Sweetwater River that very weekend. And while he was divulging all, Archie had Ms. Grundy pinned up against the wall in her classroom. I swear steam was radiating off them both.

Jughead’s voice fades us away explaining that in the weeks to come if he could have done anything to protect Archie he would have but Dilton Doiley had already opened up Pandora’s Box and there was nothing he or anyone else could do to save him.



Overall: It gets better and better. The drama is fierce and the attitudes are real. Still not disappointed. I cannot wait until next week's episode because its about Ms Grundy. 

Stay tuned, I will give weekly updates on this one.
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