A Touch by S.L. Dearing – Now Available


 

 

 

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A Touch:  A Lia Fail Short Story 1.2

It’s February in Lia Fail. The chilly winter air is making ready for spring, and more changes are in store for the Stark family, when a wagon train from Old Idaho arrives.
As a relationship dissolves, one is born, and another is rediscovered.  The magic of the new world is making itself more prevalent in the form of the tiny pixies, while the untapped powers of those who have invoked the goddess are beginning to surface. Darkness once again walks the edge of the tiny village and it all begins with… A Touch.

This is the second in a series of short stories based on the Lia Fail Chronicles.  This is NOT a stand-alone short story.  It is a continuation of the novel The Gathering.  This story will eventually be compiled with several others to form a volume one omnibus of shorts that will fill the time between book one and book two in the Lia Fail Chronicles.

 

Links for A Touch – A Lia Fail Short Story (1.2)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Fail-Short-Story-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00JPHFTBE/

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Touch-Fail-Short-Story-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00JPHFTBE/

Barnes&Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-touch-a-lia-fail-short-story-12-sl-dearing/1119231242?ean=2940149201181

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-touch-a-lia-fail-short-story-1-2

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id862970437

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21929659-a-touch

 

Say My Name by Michael Loring


Say My Name Michael Loring

Say My Name is a thrilling short story in the horror vein written by author, Michael Loring.  It was first published in an anthology STALKERS: A Collection of Thriller Stories

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that was complied and edited by Cynthia Shepp and Rene Folsom, (I also had a short story in this anthology, but alas, I must admit I have been lax in ready my fellow brethren, thus my beginning to embark on the Stalker journey to review all the stories in this anthology, much as I did when I read Twist). So, please find below, my opinion of Say My Name by Michael Loring.

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I have enjoyed Michael Loring’s other shorts, and I can add this one to the list. Loring has the ability to create likable characters that pull you in immediately without knowing much about them, thus creating a need in the reader to root for said character as they go on whatever journey Loring sends them.

Say My Name is no different. Loring creates a scenario that we are immediately drawn into and builds tension that grows with each turn of the page. I thought this story, which was originally published in the anthology Stalkers, was a different and interesting take on the Stalkers idea.

Truly great read… Fantastic ending.

 

5 pink stars

 

 

Horses that can stab people…


S. L. Dearing:

I wrote this back in January, 2012, thought I would share again :)

Originally posted on ...And Everything in Between...:

So this Christmas, one of my new presents is a shirt that states, “I believe in horses that can stab people.”  Ok, so I asked for it, because I love unicorns and I love that they can stab people.  Maybe there are unicorns in my book…maybe… and maybe they kick butt… maybe… but I digress.

I have found that the mythology of mythical beasts and monsters is often up for debate.  For me, as long as you hold the fundamental truths as true, then it’s fine to change the rest of it.  For instance, I wrote a screenplay about vampires… they aren’t glittery, but they aren’t Vlad Dracul either.  They still feed on blood, they are still super strong, but sunlight doesn’t kill them and they aren’t afraid of crosses or holy water.  They are a super species of human, so you can kill them with a gun or a…

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Five Book Facts and A Game of Tag – The Saga Continues…


Five Book Facts and A Game of Tag

A while back my friend Magen McMinimy tagged me to do a post about my dream cast for my book The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles and then tag 5 authors to do the same, and in typical “Shannon Fashion”, I dropped the ball. So now Author Michael Loring has come up with something similar, but instead of with a dream cast you have to share FIVE facts about your book that no one else would know, followed by tagging four other authors to do the same with their book of choice!

A very simple game, but nonetheless fun!

Let’s get started!

1) All about your most recent or current release:

All Our Love: A Collection of Stories That Speak to the Heart
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Synopsis:

Love stories.

Moments that make your heart flutter. Scenes that have you holding your breath. Coveted admissions of love that you just can’t wait to be confessed.

This is a collection of stories that center on matters of the heart, overwhelming feelings of love, and stories that make you stop to re-read those breathtaking moments between your favorite characters. Be it the angst, the turmoil, or the first kiss, these are stories that speak to your soul and warm you to your core.

Eleven authors, eleven stories, eleven special moments—brought to you with ALL OUR LOVE.

Stories included in this anthology:
- All Roads Lead to Jackson by Juli Valenti
- Bad Girlfriend by Brooke Cumberland
- Coming Home by Melissa Collins
- Cora’s Plantation by Jettie Woodruff
- Fated Love by Brandy L. Rivers
- Have My Heart by Rene Folsom
- Home Again by Vicki Green
- Masked Encounters by Felicia Tatum
- No Details by Marie Wathen
- Surrender by Sarah M. Cradit
- The One by S.L. Dearing

2) Share FIVE facts about your book: Since my book is The Gathering, I’ll answer questions about that ;)
1. It took eight and a half years to write and publish The Gathering.
2. The Merganser family was originally named the Mortaver, Madison was originally Tuner, Brian was originally Grant (named after his godfather) and Paul was originally named Ian.
3. Vance and Stephan were originally slated for death.
4. I had no idea how it was going to end when I began writing it.
5. The Gathering was originally slated to be 3 individual books, now it’s the first in a series of a minimum of 4 novels and so far 3 compendiums and a Diary full or prequel.
3) Tag FOUR other Authors:
Ok, now go forth and let’s learn and tag… you’re it!!!

All Our Love: A Collection of Love Stories That Speak to the Heart


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All Our Love

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Release: March 11th, 2014

Genre: Romance

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Authors:

Rene Folsom, Brooke Cumberland, Juli Valenti, Melissa Collins, Felicia Tatum, S. L. Dearing, Jettie Woodruff, Marie DeStafino-Wathen, Brandy L Rivers, Sarah M.Cradit, Vicki Green

Synopsis:

Love stories.

Moments that make your heart flutter. Scenes that have you holding your breath. Coveted admissions of love that you just can’t wait to be confessed.

This is a collection of stories that center on matters of the heart, overwhelming feelings of love, and stories that make you stop to re-read those breathtaking moments between your favorite characters. Be it the angst, the turmoil, or the first kiss, these are stories that speak to your soul and warm you to your core.

Eleven authors, eleven stories, eleven special moments—brought to you with ALL OUR LOVE.

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