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Short Excerpts from Hexborn by A.M. Manay
Shiloh broke off an icicle from the tree behind which she’d taken shelter and yanked off her glove with her teeth, then grabbed the ice in her bare hand. With this makeshift wand, she harnessed the power of water to cast a shield of protection around them, one which allowed the curses from Hatch and Perce to pass through unimpeded. The arrows of the Feralfolk, meanwhile, didn’t simply stop dead upon hitting the ward; they turned and sped back toward their points of origin, betraying those who’d loosed them.
Silas threw his head back and fairly cackled in delight when he realized what she’d done, then continued to cast his curses. The rest of the men stood up now that they had no further need to fear incoming projectiles, save Gil who lay bleeding in the road.
Shiloh opened her mouth to scream an alarm and leapt in front of the man just as a curse left his wand. She felt the hex collide with her chest, tossing her well above the railing.
Time seemed to slow. She watched her silk slipper fall from her foot and glide through the air, ribbons trailing behind. Pain spread through her torso as she plummeted toward the aisle dozens of feet below.
Mercifully, she lost consciousness before she met the marble floor.
“Where are you taking me?” she asked plainly. “Am I really going to the Academy?”
“Yes,” he answered. “You will be educated with pure-blooded noble children and your fellow mixed-blooded illegitimate offspring. Your power is too great to be managed at a monastery, or else you’d just be tossed into holy orders like most of us. If Brother Edmun was correct in his assessments, you will be one of the greatest sorcerers at court for the rest of your many comfortable days.”
“Because if you're planning to kill me, this is the place I would choose,” she continued, as though he’d said nothing. “It’s pretty here. I'd prefer my bones rest in my own land, close to my Da and Brother Edmun, if it's all the same to the king.”
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An online book club I belong to (#RRBC) challenged its members to enter the Alpha-Omega writing challenge and produce from scratch as many short stories as they could within 3 months. All entries had to be available on Amazon by the 2nd July (I made the deadline by 10 hours - phew!).
I used this exercise to experiment with some new genres under my pen name Wendy Jayne.
Tequila Rose Virginity Blues is set in my home town of Hokitika, New Zealand.
(Contemporary / Romance / Comedy)
Tequila Rose may have met the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, she wakes up suffering from alcoholic amnesia and doesn’t remember anything about the night before. Tall, dark, and Jack may be the cure her jaded heart desperately needs, but Tequila’s wary as friends warn her that Jack hangs out with the local drug dealer. Thrust together at a Speed Dating event, their chemistry sizzles, but is Jack after a different kind of fix?
Hexed: A Purr-fect Catastrophe.
(Paranormal Romance Comedy)
A year ago, an unknown assailant heart-hexed Cassidy. Covertly, she’s used her witches’ powers seeking a counter spell, but to no avail. The year of enforced celibacy is grating on her sexual nerves. Cassidy’s situation worsens when she falls for the very sexy warlock, Hunter Rutherford, but must keep him at arm’s length. Sparks fly when they kiss, but these sparks are the type that burn.The only way they’ll be able to consummate their relationship is by finding who cast the hex and convincing them to remove the curse.
Feeders: Madeson Reid, PI.
(Futuristic / Paranormal / Vampires / PI)
Madeson Reid, PI, is tracking a killer, but her suspect isn’t hiding in LA’s underworld. Voted the sexiest vampire of 2078, Gideon, is the nation’s most popular reality TV show star. Stripped of her laser blasters Madeson navigates the fusion of sub-cultures now populating downtown LA to find the truth. The city’s a volatile mix of humans, vampires, and robots. Her investigation plunges her into the political turmoil of the Vampire Rights Campaigners; who ask the question, “What defines us as human?”
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Legend of the Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies is a journey into the mysteries of life and death of the Igbos of Nigeria. The book draws readers into the Igbo people’s ancient and traditional beliefs about life and death.
There is a very thin line dividing the land of the living and the land of the dead, so thin that spirits from both lands coexist. Sometimes, during the story, it is difficult to differentiate between the living and the dead. Both have bodies; the living existing in their bodies, while the dead exist in (are using) borrowed bodies.
Fifteen-year-old Osondu has disappeared. His mother goes searching for her son and faces the same fate. She too goes missing.
The gods are ever present, in control, and minister to both the living and the dead. This is because the gods minister to the spirits, not the bodies that harbor them. To the gods, the spirits of both the living and the dead are ever alive.
The world of the traditional Igbo society is a world in which the dead visit and interact easily with the living. It is also a world in which most of the time the living are at the mercy of the gods.
Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko
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Review by Author Wendy Scott:
Mystical and Mythical.
Strangely compelling. I won this book in a Blog Tour party. As I'd read Mirror of Our Lives by the same author I knew I was in for a unique experience. Beautiful descriptive passages transported me to mystical realms and gave me some insights into Nigerian culture. One of life's big questions is: "What happens when we die?" And this story is certainly thought provoking.
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