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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

An Honest Lie: Vol. 3

Coming out of hiatus briefly to tell you about an awesome anthology coming out. My crit partner and roommate, Stephanie Loree, has her short story SKIN SCRIPT inside.

If Steph gets enough votes and sells enough copies of the anthology through her portal, she'll get a book deal with Open Heart Publishing, so please, please, please check out the link below and support a truly amazing author.

Here's a blurb from the story:

Hook: A man who can tattoo the future falls in love with a dangerous client.


What the publisher had to say: "Stephanie’s unique and visionary work tells a creative story about fore-ordained love, and fore-ordained lives. You’ll quickly agree that this story is unlike any other!"

Excerpt:

She smiled. “I’ll try to keep my hands to myself.”

He caught himself grinning as he began. “Talk to me about you. I want to know it all.”

“You already do, limner,” she said, “but I’ll tell you anyway.”

As he filled in her future, she relayed her past. And when the pain ceased, they smiled. Together they whispered deeper truths under florescent lights. Skin against skin.

Twice Jules negated her death. Maybe his too, he couldn’t know.

Years would pass in guile and secret rendezvous. Mistakes that might have led to their discovery, simply erased. No taint of their love allowed on her neck, no exchange of passion interrupted by a curious father.

Her skin consumed him as he worked. The smell of iron and ink. The smooth delicacy of her touch. The flavor of peppermint lip-gloss. The heat. He might illuminate her body, but she carved a channel inside Jules. She liberated him from a prison of plastic walls and cold steel. Worse, she made him laugh.

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Steph talks a little bit more about the story here.

You can buy a copy of the anthology through Steph's portal here.

You really won't regret it. SKIN SCRIPT is an amazing tale. It's stayed with me since I first read it, and will continue to do so.

Thanks for your support!

10 comments:

  1. I LOVE that excerpt. Awesome stuff. Clicking link momentarily... tweeting after that!

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  2. How cool! I hope she sells a ton!

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  3. BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN
    Why American men should boycott American women

    Boycott American Women

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don't know how to cook or clean, don't want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    Tens of millions of American men have had their lives completely destroyed by American women through the following crimes:

    1. False rape accusations (it has been proven that up to 80 percent of rape accusations are FALSE)

    2. False DV charges (same as above)

    3. Financial RAPE of men in divorce courts

    4. Emotional destruction of men by ex-wives who have stolen their children from them and forbidden contact

    5. Divorced dads who commit suicide as a result

    Not one single American woman has EVER condemned their fellow American women for committing these crimes against men. Silence means consent. Therefore, American women support and enjoy destroying men's lives and causing men to commit suicide. Therefore, is it any surprise that a huge percent of American men no longer want anything to do with American women, other than using them for easy sex and then throwing them away?

    Over 50 percent of American women are single, without a boyfriend or husband; so the fact is most American men no longer want to marry American women. Let these worthless American women grow old living alone with their 10 cats.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

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  4. Wow, what a cool concept! Sounds fantastic. And what lyrical prose. Stephanie is clearly very talented!

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  5. Awesome. Good luck to your CP.

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  6. What a fabulous concept! I hope I'm not to late to put in my vote! I'd feel awful!

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  7. I can't believe that boycott American women guy is still going around spamming blogs. So weird.

    Anyway, this sounds effing awesome. I may have to go get one.

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  8. Gosh that's BANGIN. I wish her all the very best.

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  9. Sounds interesting indeed, will go have a look.

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  10. That sounds like a really cool concept!

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