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I'm probably going to finish drafting my epic rock-chick supernatural #horror tale Malus Domestica today. It'll stand at about 190,000 words pre-edit. 190,000 words of pure blood-soaked badass girl power and soul-sucking witches.

I think I'm going to put up something a little unusual for today's #SaturdayScenes , though I may put up the prologue later today.

These headlines appear at the beginning of the book and serve as a sort of recap/teaser of the protagonist's exploits leading up to the events of the book... a breadcrumb trail, if you will, drawing a jagged line across the country, tracing the character's travel arc from the present day back to the catalyzing event that kicked everything off.

As a bonus, here's a nice little song to set the tone:
The Pretty Reckless - "Absolution"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur3tFq53dBI

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NATIVE GEORGIAN FILMS GONZO HORROR SERIES ON YOUTUBE
3.5 Million Viewers Strong, ‘Best job I ever had,’ says filmmaker
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 2014
Atlanta, GA

YOUNG WOMAN SAVES 2 FROM HOUSE FIRE
Heroine: ‘I just happened to be filming nearby and smelled smoke’
Fairmont Times West Virginian, May 2014
Fairmont, WV

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN BREAKING & ENTERING CASE
Police Seeking Caucasian Female Between 18-25 Years Old
Oelwein Daily Register, March 2014
Oelwein, IA

MYSTERY WOMAN RESCUES 2 MISSING CHILDREN
Boy, 4, and Girl, 6, Kidnapped by Babysitter in October Found
Gridley Herald, Nov 2013
Gridley, CA

SUMMER CAMP FIRE POSSIBLY ARSON
Site of 2006 Molestation Case Burns Saturday
Herald and News, August 2013 
Klamath Falls, OR

ORACLE OF THE SANDS CASINO DESTROYED BY FIRE
Fire Chief Blames Over-Capacity Crowd, Fire Code Violations; 3 Killed, Dozens Injured by Flames and Smoke Inhalation
Today’s News-Herald,  2013
Lake Havasu City, AZ

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN VIOLENT ATTACK MONDAY AFTERNOON
‘He Was Screaming & Yowing Just Like a Cat,’ says Witness; Victim in Critical Condition with Bites to the Face and Neck; Investigators Suggest Drug Abuse
Bangor Daily News, 2013
Bangor, ME

DEAD ANIMAL DUMPING GROUND
‘Hundreds of Cats’ Found Illegally Discarded Thanks to Anonymous Tipster
Breckenridge Daily News, 2013
Breckenridge, MN

BODY OF LOCAL MAN FOUND 
Allegations of Child Abuse Arise on Identification of Family
Clearwater Gazette, Mar 2013
Clearwater, FL

CARJACKING ENDS IN MYSTERIOUS CRASH
Stolen Car Found Abandoned; Carjacker ‘covered in blood’ Says Owner
The Chronicle, Jan 2013
Willimantic, CT

BYSTANDERS PURSUE ARSON SUSPECT
Investigators Find Body of 84-Year-Old Neva Chandler; Attacker Still at Large
The Birmingham News, June 2012
Birmingham, AL

LOCAL WOMAN MURDERED IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT
Hysterical Daughter Claims ‘It Was Witches’
Blackfield Times-Register, Oct 2009
Blackfield, GA
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You had me at "blood-soaked badass girl power"

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This works too well. Bad Lip Reading presents: Redneck Avengers: Tulsa Nights
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that was funny 

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#2,318 Paid in Kindle Store
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#57 in Science Fiction

Woah! The first book of the Outlaw King series broke #1,000 rank last night! And it's still just over #2,000 today! This is a record for me, I've never broken #20,000 before. Do me a solid and grab the first two books for the price of one--let's help float this lucky streak a little while longer!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJCLMFU
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QFMMYD8

#scifi   #kindle   #kindleunlimited   #kindledeals  
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Yay, congrats!!

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Is there a version of G+ that isn't made out of slow, overcomplicated code?
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Every time I use it, it whirrs and slides slowly around like a Victorian clock.

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Got a message on Facebook yesterday from a fan. I love it so much.

I don’t mean to hit you in the feels, but I have to share this with you and the community. My brother hates books, hates reading. He’s always had trouble with it, and he always felt like books were a world (really many worlds) he was locked outside of. In the last year he finally got new glasses and reading became a lot easier, he came to me and asked if I had anything lying around the house that he might be interested in reading. I handed him The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree and gave him an adapted Princess Bride speech: “swords, guns, torture, revenge, giant robot things, mad men with masks, chases, escapes, true love, miracles: you want it, this book has it.” I kinda backed away slowly, hoping for the best, but Devin hasn't read a book since high school. Over the next couple of weeks I started getting way more texts than usual: “I just got to the ocean monster,” “text me the name of that town they visit, I wanna name my city after it in Risk Legacy,” “I feel like the world is conspiring against me to finish the last few pages of this book. Every time I have a moment something has to happen! WTF!” I realized that he was going to need the second book before I’d find time to finish it, so I primed it right to his house. He texts me the next day “Yeah that first book cliff hangs hard! Glad I can just pick up the next one, thanks sis.”

He wanted to write you a thank you letter, but he’s less confident with writing than he is with reading, so I got drafted.

TLDR: My brother hasn't willingly opened a book in his whole 30 years, and your book, your writing just opened a thousand doors. He took WitTT with him EVERYWHERE until he finished it, and now he won’t shut up about it. He beat that book up so hard that he told me he “owes me a new, nice copy.”

Thank you.
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Just 4 hours left.

8 great books, plus 1 of mine, and totally DRM-free. If you were thinking you might like to pick up this collection, click now or forever hold your peace. http://storybundle.com/indie

And if you have already got it, the authors and I would like to thank you for your support. It's been a great bundle run.
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I fully trust these bundles. +Jefferson Smith really puts these books through their paces.
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Check out those reviews. It would appear that there are a lot of War Boys that are into baking cakes.
I LIVE, I DIE, I LIVE AGAIN!
TO VALHALLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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MAYBE HE WILL SEE ME
SHINE ON, BROTHER

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Wow! That's a hell of an endorsement!
 
Watch out for +S. A. Hunt, people

I am telling you, if this man gets the break he deserves he will be a force majeure. (Yeah. Go look it up. It's good for you to get a little dictionary practice every day.)

I just started the ARC he sent me of his newest book, Malus Domestica. People. This reads like vintage (read: TOP OF HIS GAME) Stephen King, with Dan Simmons (Summer of Night, Prayers to Broken Stones) and Dean Koontz in the mix. It sounds cliché but I was hooked from the opening scene. This book needs to be published, and then it needs to be optioned for film or TV. 

Watch out for Sam, y'all. And if you've not read anything of his yet, why are you reading THIS? Go get his OUTLAW KING books. The first two bundled will set you back less than that fucking frappuccino at Sawbucks.
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I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

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Wil Wheaton as Captain... Felicia Day as the watergirl... Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly) as crazy professor Dr. McLiquortitties, and Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) as Jeremiah the mountain-climbing intern.

If this was made into a Hollywood adventure movie, I would watch the ever living hell out of it.
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Oh, it was. Alan Tudyk OWNED Dr. McLiquortitties (pretty sure he was a bit sauced at the time).

I haven't had a chance to watch the 2nd part of the latest one. Trying to find the time to sit and watch it. 

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Are you fucking kidding me right now?
UPDATED, 7:10 AM, PST: Continuing to beat expectations, Pitch Perfect 2's Friday gross came in higher than expected with close to $28M for Universal and it's still (as predicted last night) likely ...
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The first Pitch Perfect was a lot of fun. Mad Max as awesome as it is, would not surprise me if it were restricted by its R-rating and general weirdness. 

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Not an expert on every jurisdiction, +John Henry; but UK law only punishes unlawful discrimination, so a lawful reason to refuse (such as not aiding murder) would protect against liability even if you also did it because you didn't approve of gay marriage.

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I am a 33-year-old Afghanistan veteran and an #author of #horror and #fantasy inspired by authors such as Stephen King and Neil Gaiman. Grumpy, opinionated, and hard to like, but I'll never lie to you, censor you, or candycoat the truth. If you can be loyal, I'll be one of the best friends you ever had.

Like gunslingers and fantasy worlds?
Ross Brigham comes home from Afghanistan to discover his father Ed, a notable fantasy author, has died. When Ross begins to investigate his father's death after the nearly 200-attendee funeral, he and two loyal fans discover a key that leads them to the parallel world in his father's gunslinger novels -- and a secret war that's been raging since the beginning of time. Rebelling against the pact they made with the gods for immortality, the muses have turned from inspiring art to inspiring atrocities -- and it's up to Ross, Sawyer, and Noreen to put a stop to it before every dimension goes up in flames.

A GENRE-CROSSING, GUNSLINGING, MIND-BENDING VISION QUEST


Inspired by the wainscot and portal classics he grew up with, S. A. Hunt's The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree is the visionary beginning of a series that will dive into the metaphysical center of what it means to create...and what it means to destroy. Join our protagonists as they go from modern-day Earth to the sands of an exotic parallel world, where a climactic battle will take place on the shores of consciousness...and challenge the rules of the written word itself.


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