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is featured in the
Bump Off Your Enemies Anthology.
Now Available for Kindle on Amazon
A Knight of Valour
Knight Series ~ Volume III
Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to co-host the
BUMP OFF YOUR ENEMIES LITERARY EVENT.
Below are the two winners and their submissions. I believe you will enjoy them as much as I did.
By: Avery DeBow
The desktop fan ruffled the ribbon. The loops swelled like the waves of a tiny blue ocean. A surprise, indeed. He hadn’t received a present from an employee… Ever. He picked at the wrapping, first tentatively, but with more zeal as the shreds of paper fell away. He lifted off the lid, his mind ticking through ideas of what lay inside, the hope of at last being respected filling his tight little chest. The tissue paper rustled. A creature—might have been a rat before whatever dreaded disease consuming it had ravaged its body and turned it into a pustulous, skeletal horror—leapt from the folds. He shrieked as it came. And again as it latched on.
Rows of eyes studied him through the slats in the blinds, each hungrily fixed on the foul beast injecting demise into his veins. Their work done, his staff drifted away, bled into the shadows they occupied, the shadows cast by his oversized office and always closed door.
He meant to shake off the creature, but that seemed wrong, somehow. After all, they had finally given him a gift, and had even taken the time to staple a birthday hat to its head.
IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN
By: Terri Lynn Coop
'It's not easy being green…'
The refrain from the old Muppets tune ran through my head as I stirred the lime jello.
I hate this fucking stuff. Ten years of unholy hell masquerading as holy matrimony. I could stand the arguments. The boredom. The never-ending laundry. However, by far, the worst of it was his insistence on lime jello every Sunday. Said it reminded him of his mother. Never red. Never orange. Once I substituted blue and he sulked for three days. Always green. And always in molds. As if I didn't have enough to do.
Well, tonight I'm changing up mom's recipe just a bit. In each of those putrid jello four-leaf clovers is a little surprise.
Did you know Visine is deadly? I didn't until I saw an episode of "America's Most Interesting Poisons." The cable channels are so educational.
Squeeze. Drip. Squeeze. Drip. Squeeze. Drip.
As I get to the last hollow in the mold, a new song appears in my head.
'I can see clearly now…'
Bump Off Your Enemies in 200 Words or Less
Facebook Event ~ March 15, 2013
Submitted by: Candace C. Bowen
She watched him on the riding mower from where she crouched. He seemed perfect when they met ten years ago. Coming out of a bad relationship she wanted to believe there were men like him so she accepted his lies. His façade quickly faded after marriage and a child. By then she felt trapped. Year after year she withdrew into herself waiting for the chance to be free of him. When it finally came, he used the justice system to extort a part of what took her years to build. She accepted the court’s judgment with dignity. She even held her head high through the character assassination that followed by he and his family. His mistake came when he badmouthed her to their child. A mother would do anything to protect her child.
The recoil from the gun went unnoticed when she fired. She smiled with a sense of satisfaction as the bullet struck directly between his eyes. Bone, brain and blood formed a deadly halo above him as the hollow-point bullet exited the back of his head. The police would later declare it a random shooting by a local gang. Life was indeed perfect.
Presented by Rhemalda Publishing:
Saturday, June 16, 2012 is the Got Stories? Writing and Reading Conference in Salt Lake City Utah. Seven authors and Rhemalda’s President and Publisher, Rhett Hoffmeister, will be speaking. The event
is free to authors and readers alike and will conclude with a 7 author-12 book signing.
February 3, 2012: Well, the masses have spoken and we have great news! Thanks to popular demand, 7R and Candace C. Bowen have just struck a deal to publish the next book in the Knight series: A Knight of Battle. Here's a quick teaser for what the book's about:
Albin, a knight on a mission for his liege lord.
Lecie a commoner he believes to be married. An attraction too great to deny, a misunderstanding gone ...horribly awry.
Will they settle their differences before fate separates them forever?
A Knight of Battle will be released this Fall and we couldn't be more proud. :) Nope, we're still not going to open up romance as one of our genres, but Candace's AKOS was one of our flagship books. We're so proud of it and her and we can't tell you how honored we are to be able
to share with you the full Knight series.
As of October 15th, 2011,
10,000 people have visited this site.
~ THANK YOU ~
Candace can now sign copies
of her books through
(click on the link to request for your special dedication)
FINAL COVER ARTWORK FOR
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
AUGUST 24, 2011
The trade show banner Seven Realms Publishing will have at
the Scare-a-cuse Convention! A full 33"x77" display banner...
in addition to several full size posters, bookmark galore, book giveaways, and entry into our Win a Kindle contest for all who
sign up for the 7R news letter! We're going to have a great time
in Syracuse, NY!
Spur of the Moment
is featured in the latest Rhemalda Publishing quarterly newsletter, Opus
You can now follow Candace on Twitter
~The Gatekeepers Post~
And the 2010 eBook of the Year Goes to ….
The Gatekeepers Post is the leading social media book publishing community on the web.
The following 2010 Gatekeeper eBook of the Year Winners were voted upon by the public based on the number of votes.Winners will be announced in the Huffington Post in April 2011.
EBOOK OF THE YEAR Big Skye Ranch by Laurel Jaguar
BEST UNDISCOVERED EBOOK AUTHOR OF THE YEAR Laurel Jaguar
BEST NONFICTION EBOOK OF THE YEAR Let’s Take the Kids to London
BEST FICTION EBOOK OF THE YEAR Big Skye Ranch by Laurel Jaguar
BEST YOUNG ADULT EBOOK OF THE YEAR Big Skye Ranch by Laurel Jaguar
BEST CHILDREN’S & MIDDLE GRADE EBOOK OF THE YEAR Celia and the Fairies by Karen McQuestion
BEST THRILLER/MYSTERY EBOOK OF THE YEAR Amsterdam 2012 by Ruth Francisco
BEST ROMANCE EBOOK OF THE YEAR A Knight of Silence by Candace Bowen Early
BEST PARANORMAL EBOOK OF THE YEAR While the Savage Sleeps by Andrew E. Kaufman
BEST SCIENCE FICTION EBOOK OF THE YEAR Future Useless by W.A. Patterson
BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL EBOOK OF THE YEAR Facebucks & Dumb F*cks by Ron Callari & Marius Zavadskis
BEST MULTICULTURAL EBOOK OF THE YEAR Tales of the Red Moon Clan by Cherie de Sues
BEST SHORT STORY EBOOK OF THE YEAR (tie)Cross the Line by Wendy ElyLessons by Michael Crane
7R is proud to announce the signing of Candace Bowen Early for
Jack of Hearts!
We at 7R are extremely proud of our authors and their works. And
this is especially true for Candace Bowen Early and her incredibly
successful debut romance (our only romance) novel A KNIGHT
OF SILENCE. So when Candace came to us and share her latest
historical venture...we were instantly hooked. JACK OF HEARTS
is a historical suspense thriller with a romantic edge featuring Jack
the Ripper and the woman he definitely does not want to mess with!
Jack of Hearts
has been contracted with
Seven Realms Publishing
Late Spring / Early Summer 2012 Release
SPUR OF THE MOMENT
has been contracted with
Spring 2012 Release
Rhemalda Publishing's Quarterly Magazine
Click on the link to read an article written by yours truly,
THE ART OF EDITING
The amazing Pointillist Artist,
Maurizio Battifora, honored me by
painting the title of my first novel,
A Knight of Silence, on his work
of art entitled, Lizzy.
I shall be forever grateful.
~ My Beloved Grandparents ~
Epifania Maria Commare Locascio