Friday, November 30, 2012

11/30/2012 Fantastic Friday!

Hello everyone and welcome back. I apologize for the lack of anything on Wednesday, but I seriously just needed a day off from everything. Still do wish I had some time off, but I suppose I'll take what I can get. For now though let's get to work.

Today I bring you 'Fatal Melody' by Aubrey Campbell. It's told from a first-person perspective, which I always find impressive, and is a story about a siren named Liana who has decided she's had enough with killing sailors that come by her island. Each death has weighed on her and she has finally decided that she is finished.

Liana and her sister Callista are bound to the island they live on, and after Liana destroys yet another ship she discovers a survivor and vows to keep him safe. The deaths had always brought a heavy weight to her soul, and now with a man who survived she sees it as fate intervening. She vows to change her ways, who she is, and all that stands in her way is her sister.

I picked this story because the tales of the sirens are a piece of mythology that has lasted for so long, and yet I don't recall hearing how the stories ended. Obviously modern society has moved on from thinking mythical creatures caused storms and shipwrecks, but that's kind of sad if the end to the sirens' story is that we all just out-grew them.

'Fatal Melody' is available on Smashwords for absolutely free and I hope you all get a chance to check it out. I think everyone would enjoy it very much, so please tell your friends and help out the author a little bit.

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I have been working on this blog for, it seems like ever, and it has been a great amount of success for me. After this year's NaNoWriMo however I am beginning to see the limits in what I am able to do. I have already come to the conclusion that next year if a gave I want is coming out at the same time, I can't participate in the contest unless it's something I can wait for. It is with a heavy heart that this blog is also coming up on the list of things I probably shouldn't do as much. I'm not saying I'm done forever, however what I am saying is that I severely need a break for at least a little bit while I heal up. I pushed myself a little too far and while during the writing I thought everything was fine, it was when the muscles came to rest that I discovered otherwise. I will be out for at least the next couple weeks while things calm down. I'll still be available on Twitter @explodingrunes and the facebook pages for 'The Light Rises' and 'Uncrossed Paths'. Thanks so much for all the support, loves and hugs, and I hope you have a nice weekend.


  1. As one of the authors you reviewed, I would like to say real quick that what you did was appreciated and I, for one, hope you come back soon- you're doing a great thing. Thanks and take care of yourself! --William Hrdina

  2. Thanks for the kind words. I have been trying to be as nice to my wrists as I can. I think it's working, but I want to make sure of it before jumping back into things. I know I'll need to get them fixed eventually, but I'd like to delay that for as long as possible. It's warming to know that this blog is appreciated and on my normal posting days I still feel like there should be something I'm doing. I think I'll be back up to speed soon though. Thanks again, all the warm and fuzzy feelings are appreciated. ^__^d

  3. This is a great post and I'm looking forward to reading Fatal Melody. A story I enjoyed about mythical creatures is The Destroyers Series by Holly Hook. The first book, Tempest, you can get for free on Kindle and it is a great series about people who are tempests. When their time arrives they must become a hurricane, tropical storm, etc... Here is the link if you'd like to read it.

    "Sixteen-year-old Janelle never thought the gray spiral birthmark on her arm meant anything special. But when gorgeous Gary materializes out of a hurricane right in front of her, that all changes, because he shares a marking exactly like hers.
    When Gary shows her the truth about the curse they share, it's only the start of their nightmare."

    I hope you heal quickly and we see you back here soon.