The Passive Voice — Its Darkest Secrets Revealed!

Originally posted on Oktopod Digital Press:

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The passive voice… Among writers, it’s public enemy number one. This heartless killer is responsible for a string of grisly slayings that stretch across history, beginning all the way back in ancient Sumer and continuing on to the present day. It’s already in your home, crawling on your ceiling, and you could be its next victim.

No one is truly safe while the passive voice remains a fugitive from justice, and that’s why I’m here writing this — to expose its darkest, most depraved secrets, and to ask for your assistance in stopping the monster once and for all.

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Highway to Hell – Becky Relives her Highs and Lows

Originally posted on Official Site of Alex Laybourne - Author:

As it is Sunday, I thought I would go with a simple post. An extract from Highway to Hell, which you can buy for just 99 cents over at (that’s just 77 pence on the site).

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“Do you wanna take a hit?” a smooth sounding voice asked.

Becky felt strange. She looked down at herself. Her arms were bare. The fine hairs stood erect on them. She had on a short skirt with knee high black boots and a tiny red top that showed more flesh than it covered. She felt exposed. She crossed her arms over her chest and uttered a dry sob. “What’s going on?” she asked herself under her breath.

“Well, I’m not into that sort of thing, but go on then; I’m a college girl now, gotta have a bit of fun.” Becky Ponting held out her hand and took the innocent looking cigarette…

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Desperate Reflections COVER REVEAL!

Originally posted on Dr. Shay West:

Here it is, the cover for the third book of the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series!


Isn’t it magnificent???? *jumps up and down* I have loved all the covers but I have a soft spot for purple and outer space so this one has a special place in my heart :D The official launch date for Desperate Reflections is September 15th! If you haven’t yet read the first two books, now’s your chance to get caught up!

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Please help support my Thunderclap for Diaries of the Damned

Originally posted on Official Site of Alex Laybourne - Author:

Have you heard of Thunderclap?

I hadn’t until a few weeks ago, and to be honest, I am still a little unsure as to how it actually works.

I have heard it compared to all manner of things, from an Online Flash Mob, to something akin to Kickstarter for Twitter messages.

In short, Thunderclap is a new (ish) crowdspeaking platform and I currently have one running.

I need to get 100 supporters befoer the deadline passes for my Thunderclap to be heard.

Yes, it is a shameless act of self promotion. Yes I am kindly requesting you to give it a click and help spread the word, and yes, I would be eternally grateful to you for it.

I have to hit my target, not for anything as shallow as sales, but more out of pure curiosity with regard what will actually happen.

You can find my Thunderclap here

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Pre-Order my New Novel Blood of the Tainted


Beat the rush and pre-order your copy today.

Originally posted on Official Site of Alex Laybourne - Author:

My new novel, Blood of the Tainted is up now on Amazon and Smashwords for pre-order.

The official release day is October 1st, 2014, but why wait. Beat the rush and grab a copy of this hardcore vampire adventure today. The price is just $2.99 and I feel that it is my best work to date.

 Blood of the Tainted ebook coverSix gruesome murders in two days, a farm house burned to the floor, and panic on the streets. For Sheriff Ian Raskin, this is just the start of a nightmare ride that will take him to the edge of his own abilities where a monster lies in wait.

With his once quiet town being terrorized by an unseen force, Ian finds help in the strangest of places. Simon Pertwhistle, a pathologist from the city, arrives in town proclaiming the murders to be the work of a lone vampire searching for its queen.

Sceptic until…

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In the Books featuring Across the Fields by Bethanie Armstrong

Good morning and welcome to a surprise edition of In the Books, featuring Across the Fields by Bethanie Armstrong. (Gotta keep you guys on your toes. :) )

The story begins following a young woman named Cami Crenshaw. Cami is the type of person we’d love to meet. Sweet, kind, and generous are some of the wonderful qualities about her, but there’s something more beneath the surface. Following her father striking her, her mother send her, her sister, and brother to a farm called Heaven on Earth, where her oldest brother has become their legal guardian. Everything on the farm seems perfect, like a true paradise except for a young man, Jace Masters. Jace is troubled by something from his past and Cami is the only one able to help him.

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Seeing the Masters and Jace through Cami’s eyes adds a tremendous amount of depth to the overall story and answers some questions the first book may have skipped. That’s to be expected with a sequel and as a companion piece, it fills in any gaps or questions left over from the first book.

(You can find my review of By Morning’s Light here.)

One of the most difficult things about doing a sequel is keeping the characters and their characteristics straight. It’s even more problematic when retelling a previous story but from another character’s point of view and I’m happy to say the author did a wonderful job of all the above. You feel Cami’s suffering as well as her triumphs and it was fun to see things resolved through her eyes.

I’m definitely looking forward to the next book in the series and recommend this to anyone interested in reading about angels and family tales.

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Cover Reveal- The Heart Won’t Lie Book 2 The Broken Series

Originally posted on THE WRITING CRAFT~Angela Fattig~Author:

Have you got your copy of Just…Breathe yet?


Then what are you waiting for?!

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Excerpt from Just…Breathe Book 1 The Broken Series

“May I see a copy of the normal job details?” I asked not breaking eye contact. “I would have a better understanding as to your needs. Only then will I know if I can satisfy you.”

Sandy chuckled as he sucked in a breath and his face turned a shade of red. He recovered and with a twinkle in his eyes, he leaned forward. “Ms. Smith, I have no doubt as to your ability to satisfy me,” he whispered.

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September 20th is the Cover Reveal for The Heart Won’t Lie Book 2

Come join us! I will be giving away Just…Breathe Keyrings and signed bookmarks as well as ebooks!!!

Cover Reveal

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