Sneak Peek: A Promise Fulfilled

Today we have a sneak peek from the memoir by CJ Rock: A Promise Fulfilled.

A Promise Fulfilled is about a triumph of the human spirit, of overcoming obstacles that can prevent the realization of dreams. Possessed with maternal instinct and facing the uncertainty of infertility, CJ Rock risked everything for her dream of motherhood. Adversity and losses in her life were so devastating and overwhelming that her obsession with having a child became a catalyst for a long, difficult, and often painful wrestle with faith. A Promise Fulfilled is a compelling story about the pitfalls of adoption and the international adoption of a special needs child. Love can conquer all.

A Promise Fulfilled is available from Smashwords and Barnes and Noble.

And now, an excerpt from A Promise Fulfilled

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Okay, at least all of you guys who celebrate this holiday. If you don’t, that’s really too bad. Out of all the holidays, this is one of my favorites. All right, if you twist my arm I’m sure I would put Christmas a notch ahead.

However, Thanksgiving in itself has turned into a holiday with a very simple premise—stop the rat race and reflect on the things for which you are thankful. There is no religious, philosophical or other premise to this holiday. Even if you are a vegetarian, you can go with a tofu turkey. Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving”

Flash Fiction Challenge: The One That Got Away

Photo by K.S. Brooks

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone.The turkeys paid a heavy toll. Tululu has once more eluded the hunters, but decides enough is enough.

It is time for the turkeys to rise up and cast off the shackles of their oppressors. This ends now!

In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.

Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012.

On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.

On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!

Entries only in the comment section. Other comments will be deleted.

Book Brief: Betwixt

by Melissa Pearl
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Word count: 62600

Beautiful, wild-child Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well.

Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.

Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it’s too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?

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