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A rough excerpt from “The Body Thief”…

Published November 28, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Here is an excerpt from The Body Thief.  It is in 1st person, however, I may switch it to 3rd.  I’m not sure yet.  I hope you enjoy!

 

My hair hung in my face, stringy and matted. I could smell the blood from the lashing I’d just received. I couldn’t help but think of the irony here. Punished by those who elicit my help in catching those who need punished.

 

A groan escaped my lips that I’d been holding back.

 

“You wouldn’t have been subjected to that had you just told us where he is,” Cleric Peter said through gritted teeth.

 

A stream of words invaded my thoughts threatening to erupt from my mouth, but the wracking pain I felt coursing through my body prevented them from escaping my lips.

 

I’d been duped. We’d all been duped into believing the cleric’s had our best interest in mind. They ran everything. Everything.

 

Drew pushed through my mind. He didn’t have much time before he needed a new body. I still held some form of disbelief that the Cleric’s imprisoned him because he found out the truth. Should I even tell them that I know? Should I tell them that I found out? What more would they do? Should I risk the same consequence Drew suffered?

 

Cleric Peter pushed me forward pressing on one of the more tender of spots. I was still a little off balance and my hands tied behind my back didn’t help any.

 

“Do you mind,” I muttered. I was sure he didn’t.

 

I knew where he was taking me. The Order requested my presence I was sure of that. Just like I was sure they requested Cleric Peter to “convince” me I needed to tell them where Drew was.

 

I tripped almost falling on my face. “Whoa, there,” grunted Peter as he caught me just in time.

 

“It might help if you untied my hands,” I said snidely.

 

“Not a chance,” replied Peter. “Not a chance at all.” Peter pushed me from the back and I winced in pain. I took in a deep breath to push it back down and save it for later. He would be the first one. That was for sure.

 

We arrived in front of the dark steel doors guarding the Order’s Requiem. I shivered remembering the last time I was here. The trial without a trial. The Order against me. Demanding me I tell them where Drew was. Asking about Fate. Asking about my sister. The more I thought about it, the more pissed I became.

 

Peter held us at the entry way until he heard a commanding, “Enter!” The ominous voice bounced from wall to wall echoing and growing quieter. I rolled my eyes. I never realized their dramatic flair for effect until now.

The holidays are upon us and what you can expect from me…

Published November 24, 2012 by S. E. Myers

Why hello there!

I had a fantastic Thanksgiving with my family and friends.  I hope that you had one with yours as well!

With the Holidays fastly approaching, I encourage you to reach out to those in need and help where you can.  There are a lot of families who will not be able to provide what they desire for their family.  Please help your neighbor’s, friends, and be kind to those you don’t know.  A kind word, hug, or smile may be just the extra touch someone might need.  Adopting a family for the holidays is a rich and rewarding experience, I encourage you to do it if you have the means to do so. 

I have been blessed.  Richly blessed by my friends and family.  I want you all to know how much I love you.  To my new fans I want to say how excited I am to have you reading Ryleigh’s journey.

I have been fervently working on Dark Inhibition, Book 2 in The Revelation Series.  I’ve written then ending and I have never felt so emotional toward anything else that I have written.  This second book does lead into the third, in case you were wondering.  My cover artist Nikki Fortugno and myself have been talking about the design of the next book and let me tell you, she has some amazing concepts.  I am so excited to see them!  I hope you will be too!

For the book drawing/raffle (remember that in October!), the winner was Amy Stuhr Summe.  She won a signed copy of my book “Dark Revelation”, a signed copy of “Zomblog: Snoe” by T.W. Brown, “Through the Gloaming” by Donna Dillon, and two books from the Master Koda Select Publishing library.  She is excited to read new authors!

I will ask that you try reading from an independent author this holiday season.  Support the arts, support local artists, and support your own creativity by venturing out of your comfort zone and do something you have always wanted to do.

I am enjoying every minute of this writing gig even though there are moments I am exhausted, stressed from work, and just dying for one more minute in the day.  I can’t wait for the road ahead and I look forward to this encroaching New Year!

❤ Steph

Swirling Memories

Published November 19, 2012 by S. E. Myers

It’s always the same. The road I’m on. One foot in front of the other. Blisters burning, heels cracking, and chapped lips licked by my dry tongue.

The dust continues to swirl around me chaffing my skin.

When you think of the end, you don’t imagine this. A dust bowl filled with the remnants of shattered memories. All wasted moments end up here. All in the swirling sands of time.

Grabbing a handful of sand, reflections of a childhood long forgotten sifts through my fingers. Shards of forked roads swarm my vision with what could have been and what was instead.

Too much regret and indecision.

I press forward in my journey, taking a refreshing gulp of air filling my lungs with a renewed sense of hope.

Shimmering mirages of tomorrow whisper promises of adventure. The sand takes shape and lush meadows birth beneath my feet. The wind cools the harshness of the heat my skin endured. With one thought, a change takes place, and endless possibilities replace the hopelessness. I breathe a sigh of relief with the realization that nothing is written in stone and destiny can change with a blink.

The road lays before me untraveled. One foot in front of the other, I continue to tread. One foot in front of the other, the road may be the same, but the scenery has changed.

Mistaken Identity

Published November 17, 2012 by S. E. Myers

I have been busy working a lot of overtime lately.  I still have a raffle to do (Saturday) and in the meantime have messages, posts, and twitter’s to respond to.

The most interesting messages have been from Twilight fans.  I usually try to respond but sometimes I get many and have to ignore them.  Not that I want to ignore potential readers, but, explaining I am not Stephenie Meyer 20 times in a row becomes monotonous.

The message that drew my attention belongs to Jamie:

Hi Ms. Myers, Just wanta say I’m a huge fan of your work! Truely amazing, I’m sure you get this all the time! I was wondering if I could ask a favor not for me but my 15 year old cousin Nichole who just adores your books, lost everything including her prized twilight books in a 3 alarm house fire afew weeks ago in Bedford NH, would it be possible to purchase signed copies of your twilight series from you to send to her, I know it would lift her spirits to receive such a gift… She is one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met… She is the first one to help out when others are in need… When I was trying to put a care package together the day after the fire she is so selfless that she said thank you but she didn’t want me spending money, I love this little girl so much & feel horribly for her… I’ve sent her clothes and gift cards but these things can not replace the memories and special things she has lost… I would love to give her something special she will never forget it… I know this would mean the world to her… Please think of doing this for this special little girl again I will pay for the books & shipping… I know you are a busy woman so thank you for your time, and thank you for such wonderfully written works. Jamie Schneider

I of course mentioned that I am an indie author and not Stephenie Meyer but I am more than happy to help.

Here is the News Article.

She apologized for the confusion and advised that it isn’t a great situation and that she would check out my book on Amazon.com.

I received another message:

I was checking out your book in amazon I think Nichole would really enjoy it, I can send you money for a signed copy for Nichole 🙂

I will send a book for free.

Here is another article I found. Three-alarm fire

This wasn’t a small home and based on the market value (yes, I did my internet research) it was worth almost a half million, I am sure that her parents can afford to buy her more books.  But, that is beside the point.

I would like my fellow indie YA authors to jump in with both feet and send their books to this little girl.   If you are willing to help, please email me @ semyers.author@gmail.com and I will provide you her address information to send your books to.

I’ll be mailing mine this weekend.

❤ Stephanie Myers