Synopsis: When Sascha and Eduard Engle flee Nazi occupied Germany and arrive at a small cottage deep in the woods of France, they have no idea what is in store for them or who the kindly old man is who is taking care of them. But on a cold winter the night, they will learn everything they have been yearning to know about their… Bloodlines.
This is a paranormal short story. It was originally published in the anthology, Paranormal Anthology with a Twist. There have been small changes to the story since its original publication.
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bloodlines-sl-dearing/1122916995?ean=2940152712964
About the Author:
Shannon L. Dearing was raised in Westlake Village, California and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, then…
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I recently posted a Log line for my first novel here and it look slike a great way to promote your screenplay or book. Feel free to check it out!
DEADLINE September 15th: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
Read Today’s Novel Loglines:
Title: Uncle MJ
Written by: Magdalena Stancheva
Title: Nyx, Shadow of Light
Written by: KM Novels, Kris Moore
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Adventure
Title: Rose of Crimson
Written by: Zrinka Jelic
Genre: Paranormal romance
Title: PUSHING UPWARD
Written by: Andrea Adler
Title: A Moment in the Sun
Written by: Tory Gates
Genre: Young Adult, Crossover Fiction
Title: The Twins
Written by: R.G.Miller
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Title: The Traveling Man
Written by: Michael P. King
Title: The Gathering: book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles
Written by: S.L. Dearing
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Thriller, Romance
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An interview with yours truly. Check what I had to tell Fiona McVie and read a chapter of one of my WIPs.
Name: Shannon Dearing (Pen Name: S.L. Dearing)
Where are you from: Los Angeles, California
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc:
I was raised in Westlake Village, California and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and then spent several years studying at Los Angeles City College’s renowned Television/ Film program. I have worked on several film projects in many capacities: directing, writing, First Asst. Director, Craft Services, Etc. I have been writing since grade school, and over the years, I have written several screenplays, poems and short stories. I currently work in an administrative capacity in Century City when I’m not writing.
My first series (The Lia Fail Chronicles) has several books available at most retail outlets – The Gathering and From The Gathering to The Bridging. In addition, several of my short stories are currently available…
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Well, it would appear that I have been tagged, no corralled… wait.. offered… err, awarded the One Lovely Blog Award!!
YAY!! I was given this monumental honor by Kendra S. Berni, author of the Angels of Children series. She was in fact, roped into this… I’m sorry, declared a winner, by none other than Casey Sean Harmon (author of The EverAfter Chronicles – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17163477-reign-of-the-night-creatures) He tagged Kendra and she subsequently tagged me… Please go and check her out at the following link. (http://www.kberni20.blogspot.com/)
So, according to the rules, I have to reveal 7 random facts about myself… here we go…
When I entered the Writer’s Got Talent contest 4 weeks ago, I thought I would be meeting some new people and possibly exposing some new people to my books. I had no idea that I would learn so much about marketing and exposure in general.
The creator of Writer’s Got Talent, Bruce Goldwell (www.BruceGoldwell.com) has been a valuable source of information. From him, I have learned how to do a proper Press Release, where is get listed, how to brand, where to find new followers. On top of all of these things, we were given the opportunity to learn how to improve our descriptions, or our Amazon Author Pages. How to grab a potential new buyer and spread the word about our novels. The other authors have also been a wealthy resource of information as well as wonderful supporters. Especially, Jim Henry, Clarence Bonner, Venessa Kimball, and Aoife Marie Sheridan. All of us working together to promote this experience and each other.
I thought I was doing it right before, but I’m seeing where I have totally improved. I’m not sure who will make it through to the last week and final challenge, but even if this is my last week, I have had a great time and I know that I will continue to learn and hopefully remain friends with these other authors. The Writing World can only benefit from the symbiotic relationship of paying it all forward, such as we have been experiencing in Writer’s Got Talent. We are all looking to find that level of success, whatever that is to us. I was looking for more exposure. I got that, but I will also walk away with a lot more knowledge and some new friends. Over all, its been a wonderful ride and I look forward to the next contest and hope it’s been as fabulous as this one 🙂
Wow!! I’m participating in a brand new contest that was created by Bruce Goldwell (Author of the Dragon Keepers Series – http://www.BruceGoldwell.com) to help promote indie authors. It’s very cool. It’s set up like an XFactor for writers. It’s called Writer’s Got Talent (www.WritersGotTalent.com). There are challenges each week for we authors to do. This first week is all about the votes. We need “America” (I wish – LOL) to give us those votes. Next challenge will be the description for our books that is posted on Amazon. The contest is designated to go on for 8 weeks. The complete list of challenges as well as the authors and their books are displayed on the Writer’s Got Talent site. You can also see the book covers on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/sldearing1/book-covers-writer-s-got-talent/)
Not only is this contest helping us promote our books and blogs, but it’s doing something more important. It’s introducing us to more writers. The writing community is vast, but like other professions, we all need each other. We need to lean on each other, support each other, promote one another… in general help each other. Whether it be reading and critiquing each other’s work or helping edit or just being there to encourage one another during the rough patches. We are all trying to get our books seen and ultimately read and this is the kind of nepotism we, as writer’s, should practice.
I have many writer friends, online and in person. We may not all write the same things, but we are all supportive of one another in whatever capacity we can provide. I love that this contest is combining that mentality with a healthy dose of competitiveness. We can only help to make each other better and try to get our words out to the those who would appreciate and enjoy them. So I would ask that you share this post and all of these links with anyone you know who is a reader and lover of books. They may find a new author to love or book for a friend. Send them all over… we would love to see them. 🙂