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Sarah Daltry

18 Jul

Seven months ago, I promised to post this for my author friend Sarah Daltry.  But I’ve been so focused on my own projects I forgot all about it.  But, better late than never, I hope.

Bitter Fruits Packet

Cover Picture:

 For some reason, I can’t copy and paste the pictures Sarah sent me.  😦

Book Info:

Title: Bitter Fruits (Eden’s Fall, #1)

Author: Sarah Daltry

Release Date: 12/1/2013

Publisher: Escape Publishing

 

 

Blurb:

 

For fans of dark urban fantasy comes a novel that questions why forbidden fruit is always the most tempting…

A vampire-themed masquerade party isn’t really her scene, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. When she meets Alec, the appeal suddenly becomes clear. It’s obvious that they’ve been struck by the same intense mutual attraction, but Alec keeps his distance. Intrigued despite herself, Nora pushes a little deeper — and discovers Alec’s unimaginable secret…

Nora is not afraid of following Alec into the darkness, but the choice is soon taken from her. Someone is hunting her — someone tied to the secret and desperate to see it play out. But when Nora finally meets her aggressor, she finds herself hopelessly drawn to him. She needs to make a choice between the two men, but can she save them both, knowing one is destined to die?

Praise for Bitter Fruits:
“This book is one of the best paranormals I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot. Five stars hands down! I am proud to pass it on to all of you. Buy this book, devour it and enjoy. ”

 

Buy Links:

 

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bitter-Fruits-ebook/dp/B00G2UXCNO/ref=la_B00BVV0F5W_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382502537&sr=1-4

 

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bitter-Fruits-ebook/dp/B00G2UXCNO/ref=la_B00BVV0F5W_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1382503616&sr=1-5

 

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bitter-fruits/id734987331?mt=11

 

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-bitterfruits-1351909-143.html

 

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bitter-fruits-sarah-daltry/1115597545?ean=9780857991089&isbn=9780857991089&itm=1&usri=9780857991089

 

Big W: http://ebooks.bigw.com.au/bitter-fruits-358212

 

Booktopia: http://www.booktopia.com.au/ebooks/bitter-fruits-sarah-daltry/prod9780857991089.html;jsessionid=D7C569C9C0CA3FE5FBC593D29AF6CD18?clickid=wkXxQrWNJyfA1eoThuzLPydTUkTxpLwZw08j2Q0&bk_source_id=32024&bk_source=DGM

 

eBooks.com: http://www.ebooks.com/1520820/bitter-fruits/daltry-sarah/

 

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/bitter-fruits-3

 

JB HiFi: https://books.jbhifi.com.au/Book/367684

 

 

About The Author:

 

Sarah Daltry writes about the regular people who populate our lives. She’s written works in various genres – romance, erotica, fantasy, horror. Genre isn’t as important as telling a story about people and how their lives unfold. Sarah tends to focus on YA/NA characters but she’s been known to shake it up. Most of her stories are about relationships – romantic, familial, friendly – because love and empathy are the foundation of life. It doesn’t matter if the story is set in contemporary NY, historical Britain, or a fantasy world in the future – human beings are most interesting in the ways they interact with others. This is the principle behind all of Sarah’s stories.

Sarah has spent most of her life in school, from her BA and MA in English and writing to teaching both at the high school and college level. She also loves studying art history and really anything because learning is fun.

When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

 

Author Social Media Links:

 

Website: http://sarahdaltry.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahDaltryAuthor

http://www.facebook.com/BitterFruits

http://www.facebook.com/FloweringbySarahDaltry

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahDaltry

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sarahdaltry/boards/

Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/sarahdaltry

 

Optional Content:

 

Teaser Pictures:

 

Excerpt:

 

He sits in front of me and brings me to his chest. Our flesh is hot and sticky where it touches and I can’t stop the ache between my legs. His breathing is ragged and he tightens his grip on the back of my head as he tries to slow it. I am hurt or angry or frustrated, but I don’t know which. He runs his hands along my entire body and I push against him, needing him and not knowing how to accept his denial.

I want you, Nora. I have wanted you since I saw you. You are gorgeous. However, there are secrets that… Please understand, the steps that you want to take will reveal things. This cannot end well for either of us. I don’t want to make you suffer, but I am fated to suffer. Don’t make me bring you with me into the darkness. I can’t bear to lose you.’

I sense the pain that grips him. The darkness that he speaks of sounds frightening, but I don’t feel fear when I face him and meet his eyes. ‘I will follow you anywhere. Dark or light. Stop trying to make my choices for me.’

Our lips meet again, but it is with doubt. Neither of us knows what will happen if we are to move forward, but I want to have a chance to find out.

My body is still crying out for him but now my mind is calm. I want him, but I want him when he knows that I’m ready for whatever that means. His hands touch me and his caresses are soft. We both slow our breathing and I try to let my will match his. When he pulls away, he gathers the picnic and looks at me with longing and a hunger I do not recognize. It’s not sexual, but desperate. Almost as a dying man looks in the last moments of his life.

In three days,’ he says, ‘I will meet you again at the church where we first met. In the meantime, I want you to look something up — and if you do not appear at the church, I’ll know that what you found changed everything.’

Okay,’ I say warily. I’ll do anything he asks, but his fear scares me. What kind of secrets can he possibly hold? Little right now could stop me from going to him in three days.

Find the name Charles Samuels. He was an Oxford student in the 1960s. And then we shall see how much of the darkness you are willing to face.’

I’ll look him up, but Alec, I’m going to be at the church in three days,’ I say.

For your sake, Nora, I hope that you’re not.’

 

 

Playlist: 

Link: https://play.spotify.com/user/1283422417/playlist/1e3obabaRPVyJylsWrwn19

 

 

Trailer:

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM8V9kx-zUA

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Back by Popular Demand: Random Facebook Posts, December Week 1

8 Dec

Stop and Shop Old Fashioned Oats are too old-fashioned. They use the recipe from before they invented taste.

3am, and I’m very tired, but unable to sleep. My nightly night meds are apparently doing battle with that coffee I had this evening. I have to learn to commit to either sleeping at night or staying up at night, and not telling my body to do both.

I can’t believe it. A Christmas special that references the birth of Christ and the gifts he was brought as why Santa brings children presents.

When I was in the Army, I had a soldier who believed that he had prophetic visions of the coming apocalypse, and that during those days he would be a warrior fighting against the forces of evil. I don’t know where he is now or what he is doing, but I bet he’s very excited and anxiously awaiting December 21 like a kid waiting for Christmas.

Feeling tired and lazy today. Not really depressed. Just drained. Think it’s going to be a TV and internet afternoon and evening. Guess I’ve been exerting too much energy recently. Or I’m just tired and lazy.

So far this year my son has maintained an “A” average in all of his classes in his first year of middle school. I’m so proud of him, and give kudos to his mom for making sure my son is studious.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned it, but I’ve lost 30 pounds since August.

Who says cats can’t learn English? If I say “feed kitty”, Fudge jumps up and runs to his food dish from anywhere in the apartment every single time.

It’s funny how some nights I need a full 14 hours sleep and others I’m wide awake after a solid three hours.

Today I set out to do nothing but chill out and relax. So instead I was extremely productive and got a lot done. Kind of the opposite of a normal day.

Note to self: When fridge is empty, I can keep it at a lower setting. I froze my leftovers.

 

More Random Rantings from November

1 Dec
English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and B...

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and B...

English: Publicity photo of Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Milla Jovovich at Comic Con 2007 promoting Res...

Milla Jovanovich at Comic Con 2007 promoting Resident Evil: Extinction. Cropped. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Larry Hagman attending the "Nigh...

English: Larry Hagman attending the “Night of 100 Stars” for the 82nd Academy Awards viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA on March 7, 2010 – Photo by Glenn Francis of http://www.PacificProDigital.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Screenshot from the movie "Santa Claus Co...

Screenshot from the movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” which has been released as Public Domain: http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=santa_claus_conquers_the_martians. Featured are the Martian children characters Bomar (Chris Month, left) and Girmar (Pia Zadora). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Image representing Facebook as depicted in Cru...

Image via CrunchBase

Been a long, tiring week. After busing it to West Springfield for the job interview, and walking to the VA for appointments, I’m worn out. Everything worked out though, so it was worth it. Tonight I’m just going to chill out, watch TV, lurk on Facebook, and probably crash early.

I have been rehired to work at H & R Block again this season. I was really happy to know they made the decision to ask me back even though they are still only 1/3 of the way through interviews.

No wonder Batman retires when he hits 40 (according to most future DC stories.) Having walked 10 miles yesterday to my appointments really kicked my ass. It hurts today just to stand up.

I have too much stuff. Especially for the size of the place I live in.

Five years ago, I broke the light bulb in the hall closet and chose not to replace it, but today maintenance replaced it at the request of the guys putting in new insulation. Very weird to see light coming from there.

Who remembers that Milla Jovanovich was in the pilot episode of Parker Lewis Can’t Lose?

There are a few pages that I had previously liked that I’ve since clicked unlike, yet, they continued to show up in my ticker and news feed. So I clicked on “Hide from news feed” but they still show up. I tried reporting them. Still there. I went to help and there was no answer. I’m really sick of seeing these few sites seem every few seconds with a new post with no way for me to get rid of them. I wonder if they are paying Facebook to stay in someone’s feed even after being unlike and such.

There are so many Christmas specials and movies from my childhood that are no longer on the air, even though they were very good, but ABC Family shows mostly movies not related to Christmas for their 25 Days marathon.

I just saw a church for sale. Kind of wish I could buy it.

It’s nice when the transfer buses are there when you get there.

Whenever I go to a job interview I feel like Andy Davis. Perhaps I need a new suit.

Nice timing. Bus showed up at the stop same time I did.

Finished the interview. Pretty sure I’ll be working full-time at block this season.

Despite using a lint brush, I still seem to have brought a bit of fudge with me to the interview this morning. I neglected to consider the inside of my coat.

One a d a half hours early for my interview. Guess I’ll sit here at Burger King and slowly drink this coffee.

Hate taking new bus routes. I get so paranoid about missing my stop or transfer.

Despite the snow, interview is still on.

Tomorrow taking a 2 hour bus trip to a job interview to interview for a job I held just 7 months ago which is only right down the street from my apartment.

Watching the 1974 film Mixed Company. So bizarre seeing Tom Bosley (best known as Mr. C on Happy Days) as the racist opposed to a black child living on his street.

In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, comics, paintings, professional photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berne Convention).
For commercial use of the above, my written consent is needed !

(Anyone reading this can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook Wall. This will place them under protection of copyright laws.) By the present communiqué, I tell Facebook that it is strictly forbidden to show, copy, distribute, give, or take any other action against me on the basis of this profile and/or its contents. The aforementioned prohibited actions also apply to employees, students, agents and/or any staff under Facebook’s direction or control. The content of this profile is private and confidential information. The violation of my privacy is punished by law (UCC 1 1-308-308 1-103 and the Rome Statute).

I actually like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, but one thing that bugs me is that Santa refuses to recognize that the bad guy is actually a bad guy. What happened to being able to tell who is naughty or nice?

“Christmas is not just a day. It’s a frame of mind.”–Kris Kringle

Tonight’s insomnia brought to me by those three cups of coffee I really shouldn’t have drunk between 7 – 10 PM.

Larry Hagman died yesterday, but I’m just learning of this now. Sort of fittingly, he died in Dallas. Though most know Hagman best for Dallas, I remember him best as Major Nelson/Master on I Dream of Jeannie, but his best role in my biased opinion is as the general who insists on giving Miss Teschmacher mouth to mouth in the 1978 film Superman.

I want a smart TV!!! Yeah, first I have to make sure I can eat, and get my car on the road, ect. But I still want it!!!

The only drawback to not eating Thanksgiving dinner at home is that at 10PM there aren’t any leftovers to pick at. 😦

I have no water. Not sure why. Guess I must investigate. Add that to my list of things to resolve today.

A crazy thing about working for H & R Block is that every year you have to re-apply, re-interview, and re-train for the same place.

“The first rule of being a ninja is Do No Harm…unless you’re intention is to cause harm, in which case you should do lots and lots of harm.” — Master Splinter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Facebook only let me view 10 of the 61 I received. Not sure why.

Either my neighbor’s vehicle’s car alarm is set on a timer, or there is a person whose schedule includes tapping the car daily at midnight.

I love Shark Tank. It’s so exciting, and it reminds me why I could never run my business.

Was so tired, I decided to go to bed early, despite my not really wanting to go to be so early. I guess I should be fortunate for my downstairs neighbor, who never learned about indoor voice vs. outdoor voice in kindergarten for making sure I couldn’t get to sleep. Never shuts up before 1am, and apparently never stops to breath. She’s like a screeching siren for 16 hours a day.

A lot of pages that I’ve “unlike” still show up in my news feed and ticker. I’m wondering if Facebook gets paid by them to bypass the “unlike” and keep sending me ads.

Just saw a grey Ultima proclaimed to be the new general lee.

I know I’ve been out of the loop, but I did I not know there was a new Wonder Woman series introduced on the CW last year?

Having lived in the south, and having lived in Korea, I have to say that both are just as culturally different from the Northern U.S., and so if the south really wants to be a separate nation, I say they already are. Let’s let them just make it official.

For those who want to leave America because you’re upset about the election, I say leave. If you hate democracy that much, you really shouldn’t be an American.

The last three companions went on to become a call girl, an assistant district attorney, and an office manager. What will become of Amy Pond?

How many people will go see Lincoln and be disappointed at the lack of vampires?

Fudge is very happy with me now. Finally can afford some wet food for him.

I’m finally getting a home phone number, but don’t try to call because it’ll never be plugged in. It’s just cheaper to get the bundle than to just have cable and Internet separately.

I cannot express how happy I am to be getting my home Internet and cable back tomorrow.

UMass is once again hosting a mock trial tournament on the weekend of Nov. 16 – 18 and they need people to volunteer as judges. If interested, or if you know someone else who may be interested, please let me know and I will put you in contact with the event coordinators. (Judges should be judges, attorneys, paralegals, law professors, law students, ect.)

Is there something important going on tomorrow?

More odd stuff I say on Facebook….

24 Sep

 

Jesus on the wall of the senior Home

Jesus on the wall of the senior Home (Photo credit: freestone)

 

Another “blessing” of aging is that I seem to have become lactose intolerant.

 

A lot of people may get the wrong idea that I hate Christians and Christianity, and this is not the case. Many people who I care about, family and friends, are Christians. Why I tend to be opposed to Christianity in general is because it seems to me that most Christians I see these days don’t follow the examples of Jesus, which is about loving people and helping those who need help, but rather follow “White American Jesus” who believes in hate and violence and selfishness. I think another name for “White American Jesus” would be the AntiChrist. Those “Christians” who follow the path of evil are those who I will consistently speak out against since they constantly threaten my friends and family, and with to turn our world into a dark, evil place in the name of Jesus.

 

If people want to argue with me on Facebook on one of my posts, I have no problem with that. Bring it on. I love debate. But if you’re going to do so, then be ready to argue. If you’re the type of gets hurt feelings when someone disagrees with you, don’t enter into an argument with me. I’m very passionate about truth, justice, and peace. I hate dishonesty, injustice, and hate.

 

 

 

 

Things that bother me on Facebook

26 Sep

Today will be my first rant on this site.  Every so often, I will do these.  If they bother you, then skip over these and just read my fun blogs.  (Though honestly I think these are fun as well.  I’m not writing out of anger, but out of sarcasm, my primary language.)

So first, let’s just put something out there.  Facebook will never charge you for their services.  They make way more money from advertising and selling the information you voluntarily provide them to companies for them to risk losing you as a member.  It’s not going to happen.  And if they did decide to charge you, this would be huge news, as Facebook has become a part of global culture.  It would be in the news.  And Facebook would have to make an announcement, which wouldn’t happen via copy and paste chain spam.  I’m sure if you’re on Facebook, you’ve noticed that when Facebook has something to tell you, it shows up on the top of your newsfeed as an official announcement to everyone.  They don’t need to rely on copying and pasting word of mouth to get their message out.

Speaking of which, guess what?  Facebook doesn’t need you to copy and paste to determine if you are active.  They have all these algorithms that tell them when you are active.  Plus, wouldn’t you just doing anything on Facebook be an indication that you are active?  Why would you have to copy and paste a message to prove it?  And honestly, if you haven’t used your Facebook in over 10 years, they don’t care and they aren’t going to delete your page.  All this info is stored in the clouds now anyways.

And also, real Amber Alerts aren’t going to be spread via copy and paste spam.  Facebook has an official Amber Alert System.  I actually get e-mails from Facebook when there is an amber alert.  Why would law enforcement rely on word of mouth when they can reach billions of people all at once by going directly to Facebook to put something out.

OK.  Whew.  I think that’s enough ranting and/or educating for today.  Will this message reach out to people and get them to wake up and make logical decisions?  Probably not.  And I will continuously see in my newsfeed 20 people with the exact same status.  Which is probably why I’m not on Facebook as much anymore.

Now to post the link to this blog on Facebook.  (OK, I can’t stay away.  Zuckerberg has my soul.)