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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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Social Media Marketing

28 Nov

In the digital age, small businesses and non-profits need to review the way they market their events, their products, and their services.

The internet and particularly social media has opened a new way to market, where it’s about attraction and not promotion.  You don’t have to tell everyone you’re the coolest person in the room.  You just have to be the coolest person and let them come to you.

Of course, every organization has to market a little differently to hit its target audience, but overall the methods, the dos and don’ts, are the same.

One thing is to prove that you are an expert in your area.  That means finding the online discussion forums related to your market audience.  Now it’s important to remember that to confirm you are a trusted person, you should discuss.  That means engaging in conversation, not just going in, posting an ad, and leaving.

It’s definitely important to have a Facebook page and a business Twitter, and linking them so you only have to post once and have both places display your message.  It’s very much worth paying for some advertising on Facebook.  It’s very inexpensive and your page gets marketed directly to pages of specific people who are your target audience.

Your business should also have a website, even if you just use a free blog site.  I’d recommend using Google to advertise (very much the same way as Facebook ads).  It’s also very cheap and sends a lot of traffic your way.

Of course, there is so much more involved, and this is just a starter.  But as you go, most of this marketing you can either figure out on your own, or hire someone to handle your social media marketing for you.

Tarzan Alive

13 Oct

First, admin…

THIS BLOG WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS AS I AM DISCUSSING AND ANALYZING THE ENTIRE BOOK OF TARZAN ALIVE BYPHILIP JOSE FARMER.  IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW THE DETAILS OF THE BOOK, DON’T READ THIS BLOG.

Now, onto the fun part…

First off, yes, Win, I see it’s different than a crossover, but I still consider it to be one.  It’s just a very complex one, with many of them slipped in so subtly and so purposely that one has to pay attention to get them.

And yes, I get it.  Reading through the first few chapters, I found myself saying, “Oh, I see now.”  LOL
I spent 8 hours reading this book and never got bored.  Farmer (I won’t call him Phil, as I didn’t know him sadly as some of my colleagues were fortunate enough to) has a great writing style that almost had me convinced at some points that this really was a biography.  LOL

I now desire to seek out the original Burroughs books because Farmer made them sound so exciting, and also to compare them to both Farmer’s book and also to the movies (and cartoons) that I loved during my youth.

I am really glad that Win sent me this book, I’m glad that Win and others scolded us for not having read it, and I’m glad I came up with the Wold Newton Book Club to force me to read it.  (Yes, I think I’m awesome.  I did create my own Facebook fan page, after all.)

Now for some notes I jotted down as I was reading, that I wanted to bring up here.

First off, Farmer mentions that the stories of Sherlock Holmes are actually inspired by three different men, but I haven’t seen this brought up anywhere by WNU scholars.  Does he go into this further in the addendums that I haven’t gotten to yet or in another book?  Is there any scholarly articles that I can seek out on the websites that go into this?  (If so, I’ll add them to my personal reading list.)

Farmer states Fu Manchu is not a real person, or inspired by a real person.  First off, we know that he is real in the WNU, and also, he was inspired by a real life person in our world.

Cheetah is said to be fictional, a product of the movies, and of course, Farmer would think that.  Burroughs would think that.  Even Tarzan would think that.  But I’m sure I read in some scholarly article, maybe by Dennis E. Power, that the Johnny Weismuller films were inspired by Tarzan 2.  By Tarzan 2, of course, I refer to when Tarzan went to the past, then lived out his life through the present day.

The most amusing part of the book (so far) was the inclusion of WC Fields in the WNU.  How come this hasn’t been brought up more?

Farmer discusses the truth of Atlantis, claiming that the fabled land of ancient past isn’t what what the legends say, but he apparently didn’t have the knowledge from Howard’s visions, and has discounted the urban legends about the man with wings on this feet that single handedly sunk nazi subs during WWII.

His explanation on how the blacks were the last to evolve is very much in the thinking of 1971.  Today however, most scientists in that area seem to believe that life actually began in Africa, which is the opposite of what Farmer says the 1971 scientist believe.

Farmer claims that Pellicudar doesn’t really exist, but I’m sure I’ve seen many references to it in Crossovers.  Was Farmer wrong, even in the world of his making?

Even though the text does not imply that La is Ayesha, the chapter title does.  I wonder if it was a clue for those paying attention.

I also found it interesting that Farmer himself incorporated previous articles of the style Farmer has made famous (at least in our circle).  Farmer thus made these essays retroactively part of his world.  But of course, why not?  He also incorporates the fiction of others into his world, and that’s something we continue to do.

Well, that’s a start, I guess.  I can’t wait to hear what others who read it for the first time thought, and also what those who had read it long ago have to say.