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Five sentence Friday

Saw this on a couple of blogs and thought why not. Guess its a variant of seven sentence Sunday which I don't do as I don't write on a Sunday. So here are 5 sentences from my WIP Sunday's Child that I just wrote :)

I think the moral of the story really is don't annoy the writer or she will put you in a book and kill you.

The whole bridge shuddered, visibly moving as a huge wave knocked against it. Metal screeched and twisted with a loud creak, swiftly followed by a noise unlike anything she’d ever heard before. A long metallic groan, a whoosh of water that shot up into the sky and the wind howled and moaned. As the spray cleared, Hattie’s eyes widened and she rubbed them, not wanting to believe what she was seeing. The central span of the bridge, and the lights of the train, was gone.

Godmachine - a review of the film starring Robert Leeshock

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love science fiction. Whether it’s TV, movie, radio or book. From Dr Who through Blake’s Seven, all the Star Treks, Battlestar Galactica, Earth Final Conflict, First Wave, StarGate SG1 – even going to several UK Stargate conventions, and annoying the kids by watching TV going met him, met her, been hugged by him, want to see the photo of me and him…  Not to mention writing sci-fi fanfic. In fact my writing started in fanfic, which is probably still out there somewhere under my internet name. At least the Stargate stuff. The Blake's Seven stuff is handwritten and under the bed.

I’ve even made Dad and Hubby drive miles out of their way so I can take photos of places with names the same as sci-fi characters. (Bridge of Cally for example. Actually there was a huge queue of traffice behind us 2 weeks ago when Hubby stopped the car for me to take a photo of said signpost. It's here if you really want to go look. Once you finished this post.) (An…

Few photos from Scotland.

You should have seen the queue of traffic behind us when we stopped so I could take this photo:

Yes the town really exists - its in Scotland. We drove an hour and a half just to take this picture :)

Look i found a lifeboat. Ok, I'm slightly obsessed by them atm, but that's because I'm currently writing Sunday's Child where the hero is a lifeboat crewmember.

Yes, its voluntary. And incredibly dangerous as this shows.

This was us this year. C is hiding there somewhere. I can see her feet.

Same lodge. Same table. Just five years ago

Release dates

This week I got not one but Two release dates :D

Tuesdays Child comes out on October 19th. This one tells the story of DS Nate Holmes. He's been in and out of most of the Headley Cross books and wanted his own story. And who am I to argue with him?

Tuesday's Child tenders direction...

Deaf from the age of five, Adeline Munroe operates a hospital for injured dolls, but lately her quiet life is disturbed by violent, haunting visions. Perhaps it's just her unspoken fear--a serial killer has struck in Headley Cross. But Adeline soon realizes she's seeing each murder just before they happen and reluctantly contacts the police.

Detective Sergeant Nate Holmes has enough to deal with between caring for his orphaned niece and his current assignment--the Herbalist killings, so when a woman comes forward who claims to be "seeing" the crimes in dreams, he isn't hopeful she'll be of any help. But he knows her from church, and she inexplicably describes how ea…

Review of Yield by Bryan K. Johnson

About Your upcoming release/Book: Bryan K. Johnson Author of Yield: Book 1 of the Armageddia Series

How did you come up with your premise? Is there a story behind your book? How did the story evolve? I was on a plane from San Francisco to Bend for a job interview, and the fog was so thick over the bay that it completely blotted out the sky. As we took off above the cloud bank, everything just disappeared beneath me. Mankind and all our worries seemed to fade into the grey. I wondered what would happen if the world changed at that very moment. What if the life I knew didn't exist when I landed? What if my world died somewhere under those clouds?
That experience started everything, and even turned into one of my favorite scenes in Yield. As our main character, disgraced firefighter Devin Bane, takes off on the way towards his own interview, everything he knows changes while he's in the air. Devin crashes headfirst into a chaos he doesn't understand, fighting not only to get back …

Leslie's Lifeline by LoRee Peery

Lezlie’s Lifeline, Frivolities #5 by LoRee Peery
How did you come up with your premise? Is there a story behind your book? How did the story evolve? One of my goals for 2011 was to write a novella. Nothing came to me until I realized I had an unattached character in Sage and Sweetgrass, Frivolities #3. Lezlie is Sage’s daughter, a single mom. I knew where Lezlie worked. She had never told her father who fathered her son. A tagline came easy: An accusation reunites Lezlie Diamond and Jordan Marshall – will a secret keep them apart? One thing led to another and I had a completed first draft in days. I always smile because I feel as though this story wrote itself.
For those who are not familiar with this story, would you please give us the blurb? Lezlie Diamond and Jordan Marshall meet again after a disgruntled husband accuses Lezlie of allowing his wife to die. A night security officer at the hospital, Jordan sees Lezlie home safely. Her nervousness tells him she’s holding something back. J…