Sunday, 30 August 2015
Today I'm letting Jeremy Breitenbach take over my blog. Over to you Jeremy.
My name is Jeremy Breitenbach. I am legally blind with cerebral palsy. I use Braille. I've been writing since I was 15. I started out with writing original stories based off of The Legend of Zelda and original stories based off a '90's cartoon I love called Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, but in the years since I stopped writing the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog stories, but still continued to write The Legend of Zelda stories. I evetually created an original series based on The Legend of Zelda consisting of 3 books so far. I also began writing my own original stories based on the anime Dragon Ball Z (which I'm a HUGE fan of); so far writing 3 original Dragon Ball Z stories. In 2009, I started writing my first real book; a book for adults entitled The Gateway finishing it in 2011. While writing that I began writing children's books. I've written four (so far). Those books being: The Abduction of Benjamin Williams, My Dog George, Tim's Story (which I am still working on and will be the next book I publish), and Lost in Wisconsin. I also wrote a how-to book entitled How To Read and Write Braille. In 2014, I came across Author Ronnie C. Dawson, CEO and founder of Broken Bars Publishing and told him about myself and all 6 of my books. I e-mailed him The Gateway, and long story short I published it through them. It's available on Broken Bars Publishing's website, Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and Barns and Noble's website for Nook. Here's what all 6 of my books are about - How To Read and Write Braille: details how to read and write Braille, The Gateway: a physicist opens a gateway on a planet within another dimension which leads to an alien invasion; violence and strong language, The Abduction of Benjamin Williams: a family gets betrayed by a neighbor they thought they could trust, My Dog George: a boy's dog runs away, Tim's Story: A boy becomes an orphan after his parents are killed in a tragic car crash. (None of the characters in this book are based on actual people. The basis for this book was inspired by the story told in Contemporary Christian Music artist Steven Curtis Chapman's song "When Love Takes You In", and Tim's red hair was inspired by the hair color of the orphan boy in Steven Curtis Chapman's song "All I Really Want".), and Lost in Wisconsin: a boy gets separated from his parents while they are going on vacation, and due to his dyslexia boards the wrong plane. Excerpts from all 6 of these books can be found under the "Notes" tab of both my official Facebook page and my personal timeline (for those that wish to "Follow" me).
Here's what the books in my original The Legend of Zelda series are about - The Hyrulean Civil War: The Saga of King Link, Book 1 (a civil war breaks out in Hyrule), The Rezlorian Empire: The Saga of King Link, Book 2 (an emperor wants to conquer Hyrule), and The Great Moblin Invasion: The Saga of King Link, Book 3 (the King of the Moblins plans to invade the Upper World). Here's what my Dragon Ball Z original stories are about - The Return of King Piccolo (King Piccolo returns to Earth to seek revenge on Goku), Turles' Revenge (Several years after his defeat, Turles escapes from Hell in another attempt at taking over the Earth), and The Return of Garlic Jr. (The shattering of dimensions caused by Janemba destroys the barrier which separates the Dead Zone from Earth's dimension once again releasing Garlic Jr). Excerpts from The Legend of Zelda original series and my original Dragon Ball Z stories can only be found under the "Notes" tab of my personal timeline. (They will not be put into Notes on my official Facebook page. So if you are interested in reading any of these particular stories feel free to "Follow" me.)
Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJeremyBreitenbach
My personal Timeline (click "follow" I will not be adding friends sorry):
http://www.amazon.com/The-Gateway-Jeremy-Breitenbach/dp/1502377047/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415224433&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gateway+jeremy+breitenbach http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Jeremy-Breitenbach-ebook/dp/B00P453Y2M/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415224433&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=the+gateway+jeremy+breitenbach http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-Jeremy-Breitenbach-ebook/dp/B00P453Y2M/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415224433&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=the+gateway+jeremy+breitenbach
Hope you all hearing about Jeremy and his work
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Janalya has gone live and to celebrate its release I'm holding a live event on Facebook.
There are interviews to be read and the opportunity to ask questions and chat with me, as well as a sneak peek at the first review of the book.
You're all welcome to join me/us.
Look forward to seeing you there
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
At last, I can present Janalya to you, and you can enjoy the story as much as I do - well, I hope you will.
I started this story a long time ago. When I originally had my idea for it, my main character was going to be a witch that could control the weather, then I got Beautiful Creatures out of the library and thought "Uh Oh - that's kinda been done already ."
So I decided to make Janalya have power over my favourite element - the wind. Nothing I like better than a windy day, especially if I'm by the sea or on the edge of a cliff. Add some more elementals to even things out and you have the supporting teenage characters.
Now for the 'bad' to act against Janalya. Shape shifters seemed like an obvious choice to me, but not wolves. Don't get me wrong, I like wolves, but, apart from the fact that there are lots of books with shape shifting wolves in them, I had already used them in a short story for the Authors For Charity book, Paranormal Love. So, I needed something else - and what better than panthers? I love panthers. They're so mysterious, sleek and powerful - they make great shape shifters.
Before I go, I want to say Thank You to the lovely Iida Loiske to agreeing to pose for my cover.
Janalya is an air elemental, searching for others of her kind.
Katsuo is Shatara, a shape-shifting panther.
History decrees that they are enemies, but fate seems to be handing them different roles. What is Janalya’s true destiny, and is it more complex than even she knew?
Janalya is available on kindle on the 22nd August, but can be pre-ordered before that date.
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Thank you all for stopping by to read my latest post and I hope you enjoy the book. Get in touch once you've read it and let me know what you liked about it. Who was your favourite character?
Saturday, 1 August 2015
The pain gripped her insides, twisting and knotting until her chest felt hard. She wasn’t sure if she would still be able to breathe, it felt that solid.
She’d kept the tears away so far; she wasn’t sure if she wanted to cry or not. Usually, she didn’t give in, but maybe letting the tears fall would lessen the pressure in her chest.
She squeezed her eyes shut, not making a conscious decision either way. Water began to trickle slowly down her face, escaping from the corners of her eyes and finding its way to her lips. Her tears were salty and unpleasant, making her face wet and itchy.
All that added discomfort and they hadn’t released the tension inside of her, she hadn’t cried hard enough for that.
That someone had made her feel bad enough, that she’d been forced into crying, that only added to the desolation.
Agony of Tears - Marie Godley