Excerpts from Paladin’s Way ~ Alcine

Here’s a snippet of the Cover Image for Book 2 coming out soon.  The cover is awesome!  Many thanks to Robin Ludwig of Robin Ludwig Designs

The book will be out mid August – end August.  I’ll Post again as the date firms up.  I’m excited about this one!  It’ll be available exclusively on Amazon in print and E-book format.

This weeks excerpt from Paladin’s Way ~ Alcine.  Enjoy!  

“Hey stinkCrop Gib 1y!” He called to the large growling creature.

He expected it to shamble at him. It didn’t shamble. The thing charged him like a crazy fullback intent on tearing him in half. It moved so fast it covered the ground in a blur. It spun as it went around Damonus and avoided a vicious swipe of his powerful claws. The Zombie reached for Gib. As surprised as Gib was at the speed and agility of the thing he still brought the improvised Bo staff up, hitting the zombie with a solid thunk in the lower jaw. The jaw exploded in a spray of putrescent gore. Gib choked down a retch.

There was a flash of golden brown and Damonus landed with his front claws sinking deep into the flesh of the creatures back. Gib saw the flash of his guide’s fangs and in that instant met the cat’s eyes. Damonus looked decidedly unhappy at what he was about to do.

Have a great week!

Lee (And Cella)

Excerpts from Paladin’s Way ~ Alcine

Book 2 coming to Amazon this summer.  This week’s excerpt.  Enjoy!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000030_00050]Rex froze and was staring directly at the opening. A low, menacing growl was coming from somewhere deep in the massive chest of the dog. His ears had flattened back against his head and a ridge was running from the nape of his neck to the end of his tail which was standing straight out behind him. Rex crouched, which made him look a little crablike and was moving sideways out of the direct line of the opening. Gib felt an undefinable awareness that made the hair prickle on the back of his neck. And try as he might he couldn’t tell what it was about this thing that was spooking him. He just had a feeling that there was something waiting behind that plane of light. It was huge and hungry. It could see them and it was waiting.

Patiently.

Excerpts from Paladin’s Way ~ Alcine

Book 2 coming to Amazon this summer.  This week’s excerpt.  Enjoy!

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Cover Image from Book 1  Paladin’s Way ~ Soulstone

She sat like a soldier still on patrol. Relaxed by training but still coiled to respond to a threat with speed and decisiveness. It was in her eyes and it was unmistakable.
“You were a soldier?” He asked at last.
“Yes, For a time.” Was all she would say.
“It looks like you still are.”

Divergence

roads” And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back”.

From The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost.

It’s a fearful and wondrous thing how our lives are sometimes nudged by events and the actions of others to put us here.  Take the day and believe in something good.  Give life a chance and let yourself be amazing.

It’s there around the turn.  Just waiting.

Be well,

Lee

On Being Broken

Some days we wake up and we’re just not sure of anything. That’s how it feels for me sometimes anyway.
Here’s something that sort of spells it out.  Maybe someone you know can relate.   I think it’s a beautiful song.

Enjoy.

The Longer I Run by Peter Bradley Adams 

Thoughts

Well, it’s been a while since I last posted here.  Sorry it’s taken so long but that’s how it usually works with blogs.  You start out all gung-ho and you find yourself losing momentum like a dying worm on a hot sidewalk.

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Gung Ho Joe

I have been working in spite of my innate sorry-ness.  The fourth book is at the 50 K mark.  Whew.  Thought I’d never get there. 😊

I’ve made it a priority to stay on top of the query letters.  The other three novels are in various stages of editing or out on query.

Good news if you are looking for a great read.  My good friend and a brilliant storyteller and novelist, H.L. Stephens, is about to bring out her next work.  You can check out her latest at this site.  Her new site is here.  Be sure to mark and check back on her new site as it’s still under construction.   If you’re looking for great presents, She’s on Amazon here and Barnes and Noble here.  Stay alert.  She’s a rising star.

That brings me to another thought.  I’ve been doing research on the Indy publishing scene for fiction since I’m a capitalist and the idea of money is near and dear to my heart😂.  It seems that for a new fiction writer there is evidence that Indy is the way to go.  For non-fiction, perhaps, not so much.  This needs a little more study and thought.  It’s a winding road at best.  And there are monsters.  I’m just saying.  The link to the Forbes article is here.

Stephen King said  “When asked, “How do you write?” I invariably answer, “One word at a time,” and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That’s all. One stone at a time. But I’ve read you can see that m*****f*****r from space without a telescope.”  Goodreads

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Yup.  You nailed it Mr. King.

BIC