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Elin Gregory:

Another guest post, this time at Rainbow Gold Reviews. Many thanks, guys.

Originally posted on Rainbow Gold Reviews:

Taste of copper FB

Archers

Hi, my name is Elin Gregory and first of all I’d like to thank RainbowGold Reviews for allowing me to take over their blog for a short time.

Secondly I’d like to tell you a little about my latest release, a medievalish, historicalish novella called A Taste of Copper, published by Love Lane Books.

A Taste of Copper concerns the unrequited love of a squire for his knight and the temptation he faces when someone else puts in a bid for his affections. That this new suitor is a despicable archer really puts a bee in the knight’s helmet!

longbowmen

I must admit to having a great affection for the longbow men of the Middle Ages. Archery was the national sport of the UK, in fact it was illegal to play any other kind of game on Sundays, the only day an ordinary working man could count on to do as…

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On tour

Being ‘on tour’ sounds very grand and slightly dangerous. It conjures up mental images of luxurious buses filled with groupies and awash with alcohol, or clapped out transits filled with second hand instruments, scrumpy and anxious musicians shouting at the GPS. But in a writerly context it means that a variety of bloggers, reviewers and other writers have graciously agreed to post something about you or one of your books on their sites

I am ‘on tour’ at the moment to promote A Taste of Copper and would like to take a moment to thank the people who agreed to play host. A few posts have already gone up and they are definitely worth a look because there a terrific Rafflecopter giveaway with a superb prize organised by my publisher, Love Lane Books. Future posts I’ll – um – post about as and when they go live but for the moment here are some links:

On Friday 26th Melanie at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words was my host.

On Saturday 27th I was with Lisa at The Novel Approach

On Sunday, 28th Nic Starr did the honours.

Bless all three of you. I believe that the next one up, on Tuesday, 30 September, will be Rainbow Gold Reviews but I don’t have a link for that yet.

Go and have a click on the Rafflecopter thing. You could win a $15 voucher for Amazon or ARe!

A Taste of Copper by Elin Gregory

Your master has the field for today, but his name, whatever it might be, is without honour.

Olivier the squire worships the Black Knight and takes a fierce joy in his prowess as he defends a bridge against all comers. Olivier only wishes that his master loved him as much in return instead of treating him as a servant and occasional plaything.

Then word comes that the King desires to cross the bridge. With an army approaching, a bright eyed archer enticing Olivier to desert and the first cracks beginning to show in the Black Knight’s gruff demeanour, Olivier is left wondering if his honour is worth more than a chance for happiness.

Word count: 25,900
Cover Art: Meredith Russell
Editor: Erika Orrick
Copyright: Elin Gregory

Excerpt:

Laden with a steaming bucket in one hand and a platter bearing bread, sausage and a jug of wine in the other, Olivier shouldered aside the entrance flap to enter the pavilion. Sir Maheris was still armoured but had removed his helmet and pushed back his coif. His short cap of black hair had spiked up with sweat, and deep lines bracketed his full lips. Maheris had fierce black eyes beneath frowning brows, but Olivier had seen his scowl ease into a gentle smile when he slept. Olivier wondered what dream could put that soft vulnerability on Maheris’s face and prayed one day to see such a smile turned towards him.

But now Sir Maheris was glowering. “You were delayed? Perhaps the horses ran off? Undo these buckles.”

“Sir?” Olivier put his burdens down and hurried to his side. “Did I fasten them too tightly? Your pardon, sir, I…”

Maheris grunted and raised his left hand, ungauntleted now, to show it bright with blood. “A lucky stroke,” he said. “Reihershof’s point caught a chink in my brassard.”

Olivier’s heart thumped fast as he assisted Maheris. Blood was still dripping, the sharp scent of it mingling with the stench of iron and old sweat from the padded doublet. He set the pieces of armour aside to clean later and eased the doublet over Maheris’s head. The left sleeve of it weighed heavy with blood, and the shirt beneath was sodden. Olivier bit his lip as he eased the clotted fabric away and saw the bright trickle that followed.

“That will do,” Maheris said once he was bare to the waist. His heavy shoulders and chest gleamed with sweat, his skin goosefleshing in the chill air, but he waved Olivier away when he brought Maheris a towel. “Time for that when the wound is sealed,” he said as he took a seat. “You know what to do.”

The wound in his bicep gaped like a hot, wet mouth.

“Is it clean?” Maheris demanded. “Get on with it, boy.”

Read the whole of the first chapter here.

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Many thanks to Love Lane Books for organising a Rafflecopter giveaway with a very generous prize. Check it out!

comfy chairMy guest today is multi-talented educator, author and artist, Jayson James.

Welcome Jayson and thank you for agreeing to be interviewed today. Can you tell me a little about yourself? For instance, do you have to have a day job as well as being a writer?

Yes, I am a teacher. I work with other teachers, teaching workshops and trainings as well as doing teacher observations.

When you aren’t writing, is there any other creative activity you enjoy? Have you ever written about it?

I like to draw. More recently I’ve taken up painting too, with wet watercolors and water color pencils. A friend of mine showed me how to take my drawings and water color them, so I’ve been having fun with doing that. As a matter of fact, the cover of my next book releasing will be a cover I drew with pencil and then used water colors to finish. Yes, I have written about it. One of my favorite characters to write, Justin Parker from my Finding Our Way series of books is an artist and I have written about him doing various artwork.

What are you reading? Can you recommend something that you wished you’d written yourself?

I have about fifteen books on my Kindle right now, waiting for me to take a break and get to reading them. After this book tour, I plan on taking some time off from writing, promoting and other assorted author duties to do some relaxing, which will include reading.
The only books that come to mind that I wish I would have written myself were The Hunger Games or the Twilight series. I think that it would be so cool to have a series with their popularity and have them turned into several movies. My friends are always telling me that I need to put out a book in other genres, convinced that I could have that kind of success. I have a few more books that I want to get out of my head that are in my genre first.

In that crucial inspiration stage of a new story which comes first? Plot, situation or character?

Plot typically, closely followed by character. The situations come in and out of my head, often times not in the order they end up in my books. Without having the plot in mind, I am unable to start on a new book.

Do your characters arrive fully fledged and ready to fly or do they develop as you work with them? Do you have a crisp mental picture of them or are they more a thought and a feeling than an image?

When I sit down to write, I have a pretty good idea of what I want my characters to be. As I sit down and write them, they evolve further. If I find myself getting away from the person I had them planned to be in my head, I will either go back and make changes to keep the continuity of the character.

Do you find there to be a lot of structural differences between a relationship driven story and one where the romance is a sub plot?

For me, I write about relationships people have. When I wrote Finding Our Way, I had not intended on it being a romance. It bothered me immensely when people would refer to the book as such. Then when I put out the second book, Tormented Discovery, people were even more thrilled by the romance continuing with Derrick Wilson and Justin Parker, the main characters. By the time I wrote Drifting, the third book I was all right with it. It was clear to me by all the response of readers, they were in love with this couple and wanted to see them do well together. It just happens that I wrote about two best friends falling in love and their relationship ended up romantic. I feel with T.E.D. people related to the characters and their relationships. Everyone who has talked to me about T.E.D. always has something to say about how they connect with at least one of the characters and feel for them as if they were someone they knew and wanted to help. So in so many words, I do not think there are much in the way in structural differences as far as writing, just in the way the reader perceives it.

Villains are incredibly important in fiction since they challenge the main protagonists and give them something to contend with beyond the tension of a developing relationship. The cruel sea. The serial killer. The society itself. Your hero’s inner demons. What sort of villains do you prize?

As far as the villain I would like to write, I think it would be fun to write a book from the perspective of a serial killer. In my books, my true villain is Kristian Kirkpatrick. He has been in three out of four of my books. He is a manipulative, evil little sociopath. I created him and even I loathe him. Even though I am sure it will not be well received, I would like to give him his own book someday. I have the plot in my head already.

What are you working on at the moment? Can you discuss it or do you prefer to keep it a secret until it’s finished.

My current work in progress is a book that features the twins, Tyler and Tyson Hensley from the Finding Our Way series. This book takes place when the twins are in middle school living in Ashville, Oregon and the story follows them until they move to Chandler, Washington. There will be some familiar characters from a few of my previous books in it briefly. I started this book a few years ago and it has been long awaited to have me finish it. Right now, I am trying to decide if I want to keep the content geared towards young adults or do my own thing.

Have you got anything else you would like to share with us?

Yes, I have a question about 1988! What is your favorite happy song from 1988?

I’d like to hear from you! Please post your response in the comments below!
Be sure to check out other stops on the tour for more questions.

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PIECES OF US

“Into the lake?”
“Into the lake.”

For Jesse Stetson, a boy who knows he is different and Dylan Sterling, Jesse’s best friend, Sander’s Lake has served as a sort of scrapbook for them with sentimental items being dropped into the lake from their dock after significant events in their lives.
Life in 1988 was different from today. A boy and a girl being best friends were uncommon. Not that Jesse or Dylan cared, they had each other and that’s all that mattered. Or so Jesse wished. While Dylan has been meeting and dating guys, Jesse has yet to find the same connection with a girl. The closest he’s come is Dylan, but she’s a girl and a friend not a girlfriend. Jesse is struggling with his feelings and trying his hardest to be normal.
Dylan and Jesse are growing up and possibly growing apart. Dylan has a new boyfriend and is now splitting her time between him and Jesse. To further complicate things, Jesse meets Orion, a new boy in town. Jesse knows that his feelings towards Orion must be wrong, yet it feels so right. Even if Orion feels about Jesse the same way that Jesse feels about him, should they act on their attraction?
This story is a journey of friendship and discovery, finding out who you are as a person, and then being okay with who you are.

ARTWORK
Over 100 drawings were created, modified, merged, cropped and manipulated to create the cover for Pieces of Us. This by and far was the most labor-intensive cover on any of my books to date. I feel with how it turned out, it made all the work worthwhile.
[Insert PoU Artwork here]

WHERE TO PURCHASE
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00MR1DCAA
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/jayson-james
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/470080

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
My name is Jayson James. I am an Indy author of several novels and novellas. I was born and have lived most of my life in Washington State. My interests beyond writing include drawing, reading a variety of books, watching movies and hanging out with his friends, family and dog. Besides an author, I am an artist. The cover art on every one of my published works are one of my own drawings. I take the drawing I do for each cover and then design the rest of the cover around it.

SOCIAL MEDIA
Website: http://www.jaysonjamesbooks.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaysonjamesbooks
Google+ & email: jaysonjamesbooks@gmail.com
Twitter: @jaysonjamesbook

MORE BY JAYSON JAMES

How It Was Supposed To Be

Reese Kennicott and his family were living the carefree life of an upper middle class life. That was until one day when his father arrives home from work and shares the company he has worked for since he was Reese’s age has gone out of business. Adding to the stress of being out of work for the first time in the worst economic downturn the United States has ever faced. Hope comes in the form of a new job for Reese’s father. The downside is this job is across the country, forcing Reese to leave behind his friends and the life he’s always known.
Releasing Fall 2014.

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T.E.D.
Tim-Eric-Delsin

Tim is being bullied. No one in high school wants to be known as a tattle-tale and to do so would only make things rougher for him. The repercussions would most likely make him an outcast, and without any friends.
Eric is frustrated with life. His parents are overbearing and if they ever knew the person he really was, they would throw him out of their house. His friends are not much better, they only like him when he is who they expect him to be.
Delsin is gay and ready to come out. Unfortunately, life at home is on the brink of falling apart with his parents constant fighting. Admitting the truth could bring his whole world crashing down around him.

Each of these three needs to decide whether the risks of being honest about who they are outweighs the importance of being true to themselves. This could mean ruining life as each of them knows it. Maybe it is better to remain miserable in order to play it safe. On the other hand, doing nothing doesn’t seem to working either.

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Finding Our Way

Justin Parker and Derrick Wilson have been best friends since meeting back in middle school. Currently they are in their junior year at Chandler High School, and living the good life as teenagers. They have great girlfriends, plenty of close friends, their own cars, and parents who are well off. As nice as things might look to an outsider, something is missing from each of their lives.
Justin has become the invisible son in the midst of his parents failing marriage. In an effort to get his parent’s attention, Justin keeps getting into trouble. So far he has been able to get away with anything without facing any repercussions, while Derrick is feeling distant and tired of what he feels is a too “perfect family”. He just wants to have a normal social life and spend time with his friends without the pressures from his family to spend time with them. With blurring the lines of friendship in the process to realizing what was missing and discovering who they really are.
Justin and Derrick take turns narrating the story of their junior year in high school and all of the events that take place in their lives. Being a teenager can be tough. Being gay can be tougher. For Derrick and Justin they are both, and life cannot get any more complicated.
What happens when two best friends cross the boundaries of friendship? Will they be able to be happy together? Will they keep their secret?

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Tormented Discovery

Justin and Derrick have a secret that they revealed only to their closest friends. They are gay and are now a couple. The story of Justin and Derrick continues as they learn more about being a gay couple in their senior year of high school and the complications that arise from it. Some friends will have their backs while others simply stand on the sidelines. Other friends will be accepting and others will ridicule them.
Sometimes love is almost not enough to save a relationship and both Derrick and Justin begin to have their doubts as they watch relationships around them rise and fall. Justin and Derrick both want to have new experiences, new choices and make new friends, which leads to them questioning their own relationship. They soon discover that some of the people they consider friends have their own secrets, some darker than others. The couple begins to see how people react towards homosexuality and just how people want to deal with it and them.
Will Justin and Derrick be able to hold onto each other while their lives and secrets spiral around them?
Or will they decide to step back and give up on themselves and each other?

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Drifting

What happens when the person you love is having doubts?
These two boyfriends have been through a lot. Best friends since childhood, fell in love in high school and thought they would be together forever. They stuck together even when their friends and family found out about their relationship. Struggling with challenge after challenge, they have finally made it to college and are living on their own. Living together is a whole new world and being open with their relationship is even more so.
Spending every day together as a couple they begin to learn about their differences. Things that never bothered them are now annoying traits driving a wedge between them. Can their relationship survive their differences? Can it handle new friends and new romances? Will they find their way together or will they drift apart?

WHERE TO PURCHASE

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jayson-James/e/B009FQAR44
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/jayson-james
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jaysonjamesbooks
SOCIAL MEDIA
Website: http://www.jaysonjamesbooks.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaysonjamesbooks
Google+ & email: jaysonjamesbooks@gmail.com
Twitter: @jaysonjamesbook

Ben Raphael’s All-Star Virgins
by K Z Snow

Available from today from Harmony Ink Press.

Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Jake McCullough and his friends Rider, Brody, Carlton, and Tim are the invisible boys of Ben Raphael Academy, an exclusive coed prep school. Brody decides they need “mystique” to garner attention. “Nobody has more mystique than a desirable virgin,” he declares. Thus is born Ben Raphael’s All-Star Virgin Order or BRAVO.

The boys polish their appearances. Brody launches a subtle but canny publicity campaign. Soon, the boys are being noticed. But they’re emotionally fragile. Two have succumbed to a seductive female teacher. Jake and Rider, roommates and best friends who are attracted to one another, fear the stigma of being gay.

It takes an unspeakable tragedy to make the BRAVO boys realize what’s important in life, and that “virginity” has more than one meaning.

Preorder from:

My guest today is Taylin Clavelli, whom I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time this year at the UK Meet. A lady of many talents, as you will see, she currently has 4 short stories published within anthologies fro Dreamspinner Press and Wayward Ink and a lovely old school Western novel, Dakota Skies, recently released by Wayward Ink Publishing.

Hi Taylin and welcome.

Can you tell me a little about yourself? For instance, do you have to have a day job as well as being a writer?

No I don’t have a day job, but I do run a Martial Arts Club in Taekwon-do. I am pleased to say the parents of my students know what I write and many read my website and buy my books.

When you aren’t writing, is there any other creative activity you enjoy?

I tried my hand at flower arranging once, but they ended up more like something that had fallen out of the back of a van. It is only my writing that I am creative with, but I do enjoy horse riding and my Taekwon-do.

Have you ever written about it?

Horse riding, yes, TKD no. I am an experienced rider, capable of cross-country and show jumping. I’ve even ridden western and tried my hand at barrel racing. I enjoy putting horses into my stories. Some of the horses are based on a combination of equines I have encountered over the years.

What are you reading?

Not currently reading anything as I am busy with my current projects. But when I do read, I generally read something with an historical background or something with a touch of sword and sorcery and a good dose of how’s your father in it. The last book I read was The Book of Chaos by Nick Drake. Before that it was Echoes of Mercy by Lily Velden.

Can you recommend something that you wished you’d written yourself?

Yes, it’s not an M/M book but I loved the Ramses books by Christian Jacq. I love Egyptian history and his books delve into the life and trials of Ramses the great. His attention to detail and his scene setting truly makes the reader believe they are in Egypt in the court of Ramses himself.

In that crucial inspiration stage of a new story which comes first? Plot, situation or character?

It varies, but for the most part a situation enters my head, followed by plot and then the characters. A scene can bug me for days and longer. That’s when I know I will have to write it down. Then I start thinking about what events could have led to that situation and so a plot develops. Last as the plot thickens the characters come to life, because an image builds in my head of the type of person who could end up in such a situation and the characteristics such a person would have.

Do your characters arrive fully fledged and ready to fly or do they develop as you work with them?

They develop as I work with them, and as the story progresses I sometimes go back and change something about the characters. Characteristics develop first, then size and shape, followed by wardrobe and finally specific features. When I’m writing a short story I often don’t delve into the fine details of a look as I prefer to let the reader fill in some of the blanks.

Do you have a crisp mental picture of them or are they more a thought and a feeling than an image?

Yes, they are more of a thought and feeling to begin with. Although, for example if I am writing about someone who is an experienced horse rider, I already know they won’t have spindly legs and their core will be strong. So depending on the background of a character certain physical images will be in place. Usually by the time I am three or four chapters in, the main character is established in my head, even if sub-characters are still developing.

Is there any genre you would love to write, ditto one you would avoid like a rattlesnake?

I would like to write a good corset story, as I love history. I would say a story involving Egyptian history, too, but I already have one of those planned. As far as avoiding a genre like a rattlesnake, one can never say never about any subject or genre, but I don’t think I’d ever write a BDSM book. It’s not that I haven’t read a few BDSM stories – I have. It’s just that I like to have good research to back up my writing and BDSM isn’t an area I would be able to read a book about – I think it’s something I’d have to physically experience to be able to understand.

Do you find there to be a lot of structural differences between a relationship driven story and one where the romance is a sub plot?

My novel Dakota Skies is primarily a love story, but the there are plenty of action scenes where romance takes a back burner. When I write the romance elements I work purely from emotions, they dictate who does what, how and when. I write purely from the gut, letting logic take over later when I realize that a certain position isn’t even possible.

Writing action scenes is different again. It is more like plotting a war game. Heart comes into it later, if I kill off any characters, but primarily, it is a logic board of angles, trajectories, forces and reactions to what can be seen, or not. It is more of a game of chess than anything else. Who is going to be the pawn, or the knight and who will be left standing at the end.

Put together your ideal team of men/women ? drawing from all and any walks of life, fictional or non-fictional ? who you would want to come to your rescue if menaced by muggers/alligators/fundamentalists?

Thranduil from the Hobbit, purely because he’s a lethal good looking bastard with the experience of ages who I believe could get a person into or out of any situation. My husband, because he has nerves of steel and is one person who can stop me panicking, he’s like my own Spock. Tony Jaa and Jet Li – two totally awesome martial artists. Loki from Thor because he’s a cunning SOB and the one liners he comes out with are brilliant. The Avengers’ Black Widow because she is just awesome, and the Incredible Hulk, because – well, he’s the Hulk.

Villains are incredibly important in fiction since they challenge the main protagonists and give them something to contend with beyond the tension of a developing relationship. The cruel sea. The serial killer. The society itself. Your hero’s inner demons. What sort of villains do you prize?

Mm, a difficult one. There are two villains which I think I’ve ever liked. Loki from Thor and The Wicked Witch from Snow White and the Huntsman. I like both for very differing reasons. Charlize Teron hasn’t made a movie yet that I don’t like and I’d prefer her character over any other, even if she played a stunted troll. Loki is evil with a sense of ironic humour that for me, makes the movie.

As far as prized villains go. I like them to be either downright evil with no redeeming features or incredibly intelligent. Worthy of making our hero a champion.

What are you working on at the moment? Can you discuss it or do you prefer to keep it a secret until it’s finished. Could we please have an excerpt of something?

At the moment I am working on a story called Secret of the Manor. It a ghost story set in the UK, where a modern man has an encounter with life in the 1500’s. It is an m/m story, but how it is going to finish, I haven’t a clue yet. Here’s an extremely rough excerpt – please forgive the lack of grammar, it is the first draft.

Warren had never been out on his horse at night. Only the moon lit his trail as his black stallion gingerly put one hoof before the other.
“It’s okay boy.” Warren soothed, stroking the silken neck.
He had an idea of the direction he was going – basically up, through trees. Wind fluttered the leaves and branches creaked.
He heard a cheer in the distance and rode towards it.
A patch of mist marred his path, and a twig hit Warren’s face, but he kept going. Argo stopped fretting and suddenly seemed to know where he was going. He puffed in excitement and upped his pace. It was all Warren could do to hang on.
To save his skin Warren leaned against Argo’s neck and put his trust in his steed. All he could hear was the 1 2 3, 1 2 3 thunderous beat. Warren almost lost his seat when Argo took off over a fallen tree and burst out of the mist and wood.
With a whinny and a rear, Argo announced his presence. Warren clung to the saddle and prayed.

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If you would like to follow Taylin’s career she can be found on her Website, on Twitter or at Wayward Ink Publishing

Dakota Skies

Blurb:

Born in the wrong time…

In 1875 Dakota, Sheriff Jamie Carter has to hide his interest in men, even from his gutsy twin sister, Anna. On a good day, the truth can mean a bullet between the eyes, and on a bad, one in the back.

A man on a mission…

Jamie leaves Anna in charge of Blackrock and he hits the bounty hunting trail, along with his faithful equine companion, Houston. Five territories, scores of ‘Wanted’ posters, and many bullets later, his path unexpectedly converges with that of enigmatic loner, Kit Brooks.

Two men with one soul…

Will the smoldering fire between them rage into an inferno and break down protective barriers, allowing them to find love? Or will it separate and kill them?

Beneath Dakota skies…

Jamie and Kit’s story is a sweeping saga of cowboys, Indians, persistent broads, and vengeful villains, where the cowboys aren’t always the good guys, and love can’t be taken for granted.

[Click here to see the trailer]

Buy the book:

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/dakota-skies/
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NHPMJ7C/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NHPMJ7C/

About the author:

Taylin Clavelli lives in the United Kingdom, about 15 miles south of Birmingham, and a short journey from the world famous Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. She’s married with children and loves her family with all her heart.

Her love of books has been a long standing affair, with Taylin liking nothing better than to lose herself in an imaginary world.

Until she met Lily Velden, she never considered trying her hand at writing. However, after talking ideas, Lily encouraged her to put pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. Since, with a few virtual kicks in the right place, she hasn’t stopped. Her confidence eventually led to her writing an original work for submission.

Her first published work was Boys, Toys, and Carpet Fitters, developed for the Dreamspinner Press Anthology – Don’t Try This At Home.

Now she absolutely adores immersing herself into the characters she creates, and transferring the pictures in her brain to paper, finding it liberating, therapeutic, and wonderful.

Outside of writing, her interests include; martial arts (she’s a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do), horse-riding, all of which facilitates her love of a wide variety of movies. Her action heroes include Jet Li and Tony Jaa—finding the dedication these men have for their art combined with their skill both amazing and a privilege to watch. If pressed, she’ll admit to thinking that the screen entrance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, and Shadowfax in LOTR, to be the greatest screen entrances ever. Her all-time favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

The simple things in life that make her day, putting a smile on her face are:

Laughter – especially that of her children.

The smell of lasagna cooking – it makes her mouth salivate.

The dawn chorus – no symphony ever written can beat the waking greetings of the birds.

Social links:

Website: http://www.taylinclavelli.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005234535413
Twitter: https://twitter.com/taylinclavelli

Please note:

Earlier this year Taylin had stories published in anthologies from Wayward Ink. Now they are being released for sale individually.

Sleepwalking will be available from 18th November 2014
Invisible will be available from 28th October 2014

Title: Project X
Author: Nephylim
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing

Project X

Synopsys

Morgan Bentley is a bastard. Always was and always will be.

At least that’s what Matthew Hopkins thinks. Unfortunately, Morgan is also a brilliant law student, and easily eclipses Matthew, academically and socially.

Matthew insists he hates Morgan. According to Matthew’s best friend, Cory, perhaps he doth protest a bit too much.

Cory has received the chance of a lifetime in the form of an internship with ITM—Information Technology and Medicine—the prestigious research company where Morgan’s father is the CEO. Too inquisitive for his own good, the naturally curious Cory stumbles on a deadly secret inside of ITM. What he has learned will tip the balance of everything, but for good or bad?

Just what is the mysterious Project X?

What is Morgan’s involvement?

Matthew has to sort fact from fiction, friend from foe, as his world is turned upside down and inside out, and nothing can be the way it was.

Reviews

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Book Trailer

Buy Links

WIP: http://www.waywardinkpublishing.com/product/project-x-by-nephylim/
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NMHC4EI/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NMHC4EI/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00NMHC4EI/
Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00NMHC4EI/

About the author

Nephylim was born into a poor mining family in the South Wales Valleys. Until she was 16, the toilet was at the bottom of the garden and the bath hung on the wall. Her refrigerator was a stone slab in the pantry and there was a black lead fireplace in the kitchen. They look lovely in a museum but aren’t so much fun to clean.

Nephylim has always been a storyteller. As a child, she’d make up stories for her nieces, nephews and cousin and they’d explore the imaginary worlds she created, in play.

Later in life, Nephylim became the storyteller for a re enactment group who travelled widely, giving a taste of life in the Iron Age. As well as having an opportunity to run around hitting people with a sword, she had an opportunity to tell stories of all kinds, sometimes of her own making, to all kinds of people. The criticism was sometimes harsh, especially from the children, but the reward enormous.

It was here she began to appreciate the power of stories and the primal need to hear them. In ancient times, the wandering bard was the only source of news, and the storyteller the heart of the village, keeping the lore and the magic alive. Although much of the magic has been lost, the stories still provide a link to the part of us that still wants to believe that it’s still there, somewhere.

In present times, Nephylim lives in a terraced house in the valleys with her son and her two cats. Her daughter has deserted her for the big city, but they’re still close. The part of her that needs to earn money is a lawyer, but the deepest, and most important part of her is a storyteller and artist, and always will be.

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