Available Now! FALLING OUT OF FOCUS by Author Brynn Myers
Available Now! FALLING OUT OF FOCUS by Author Brynn Myers
One Last Con (A modern retelling of Puss in Boots) is now live!
Evin had to pull one last con to be free of the life she was indentured to. Everything would have gone as planned if it had not been for Marcus. Being blindsided by a disheveled guy wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and paint-splattered Chuck Taylors was not part of her plan. But, using a charm she never imagine he had, Marcus flipped her world upside down, and now nothing would be the same.
(Updated and re-edited. Originally published in the Fairy Tale Confessions anthology.)
I was drowning, but all I needed to do was breathe.
It was 5:45pm when I decided my future.
By 9:43 I was well on my way to making it all come true.
At 11:16 I took the first step to make it a reality.
At 11:17 I fell and found peace.
When a dream of dying actually becomes a chance to live.
All you have to do is fall.
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Fourteen bestselling authors twist up your favorite fairy tales into all new content.
Will your favorite have a happily-ever-after?
Get ready to meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within our favorite tales.
Read about Dancing Princesses getting their groove on in a disco club, a seriously sexy Rumpelstiltskin, and one alluring Puss-in-Boots, plus many, many more captivating characters in these fourteen all new short-stories.
Featured stories include: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Snow Queen, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Puss-in-Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, and Beauty and the Beast.
(This collection and its authors are being featured at RT 2016 at the Fairy Tale Costume Party in Vegas, hosted by Sarah J. Pepper and Tish Thawer. Be sure to get your copy and stop by if you’re attending the event.)
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Days passed, then weeks and months, and I wondered how long my reincarnation would take. Would I need to be born a child and then grow into an adult before I could finally find my way back to Corbin and my family? Or would it be by some other means? Questions flooded my mind daily, but what did I expect? I was living in an unknown realm with an ethereal being, waiting for a second chance at life with nothing but hopes and dreams to fill my time. What else did I have to do but ponder my future? Lists and routines were a part of my genetic makeup and without them I was like a fish out of water.
That morning in the foyer of Rhetta’s estate, everything had changed. The moment the other spirits passed into the light and moved on to their heaven, I was taken here to live with Astra. She explained that I’d need to remain with her until she could find just the right moment for me to be “reborn,” and I couldn’t help but wonder what that actually meant. Will I know who I am? Will others recognize me? I was fairly certain that Cat and Corbin would, but would I be forced to watch my aunts from afar? Should I be mourning their loss in the same way I’m certain they had mourned mine?
“Lost in your thoughts again I see,” Astra said as she appeared across the room.
I chuckled to myself. Astra’s responses often made me think of my aunts. “Yes, always lost in something, and while your heavenly space is lovely, you might want to consider adding some earthly amenities,” I teased. “A coffee maker might be a nice start.”
“You humor me, Jorja, but you know as well as I that your addiction to caffeine is all mental, considering you don’t have a physical body to put it in. Coffee and all the other things you miss from your previous life are nothing more than phantom desires, echoes if you will. I do, however, have some good news to share with you.”
“Oh, really? Do tell.” I smiled.
“There is a young woman who was in a horrible car accident with her mother and sister. They did not survive but she did––in a way. Grace has been left in a vegetative state and has been praying to be released from her comatose prison.”
I gaped at Astra. “That’s awful. How on earth can that be good news?”
“Because Jorja, I’m going to grant her wish, bringing her the peace she deserves, and in doing so, giving you your second life.”
I stared at her in disbelief. How is that going to work? I’m going to be someone else, live someone else’s life? I can’t do that just so I can live again.
Astra responded as if on cue. I constantly forgot that she could hear my every thought.
“You are not taking her life, Jorja; it was already taken by someone else. This is simply me giving you a new body, a new face, but you will still be you.”
Tears began to roll down my cheeks. “So my aunts and Cat won’t be able to know the ‘new’ me. I will have to live as this girl, live her life?”
Moments passed before Astra answered. “In time, Jorja, all will be revealed, but for now, it’s time for you to start anew.”
Astra took hold of my hand and the next instant we were standing in the hospital room where Grace was laying, hooked up to several different machines. My heart ached for this young woman; it was too early for her life to be over. As I stared down at her, I wondered what dreams she had for her future and was sorry they would never come to fruition.
Astra moved to stand next to Grace and waved her hands over the girl’s heart and head. All at once, Grace’s soul began to rise and separate from her physical being, until she was hovering in front of Astra and me. She was beautiful. Long black hair, pale blue eyes just like mine, and similar facial features. Hell, if I didn’t know better we could have been related, there was such a strong resemblance.
“I’m so sorry, Grace,” I said as I stood face to face with the woman I would soon become.
“Don’t be. I don’t belong here anymore. Besides, Astra has other plans for me, and I believe that is where my true destiny lies,” Grace said as she smiled over at Astra.
The monitors in the room continued to beep in a steady rhythm as the three of us just stood there. I didn’t know what else to say. Astra must’ve sensed my trepidation and clasped my hand.
“Astra, I am so grateful you are doing this for me…for Corbin, but I guess the one question I’d really like to ask before we go forward is, why? Why would you do this for us?”
She smiled. “Because you both deserve this second chance.”
“Oh,” I muttered shyly.
“Corbin needs you, Jorja, needs the stability you provide so he can once again balance the power between the realms. His brother, Quentin, no longer governs his domain with equality but instead uses tyranny to subjugate the demons living in the underworld. After Lilith’s betrayal, Quentin became suspicious of everyone. He even at one point believed Corbin was trying to shift the balance of power to overthrow him. That is why Corbin chose to leave his realm in hopes of diffusing his brother’s rage, but with you by his side, he can go back to being the ruler he was born to be. He can once again bring unity to the underworld and prevent an impending war.”
I sighed heavily. “Sheesh, no pressure with all that.”
Astra laughed. “It’s not meant to be pressure, Jorja. You’ve dealt with your fair share of injustices yourself. You and Corbin were meant to be and this is how,” she said as she pointed to Grace’s body.
“But she’s human, this will still have the same conclusion, Astra. Eventually I will die.”
“Not this time, Jorja. For in this life you will be an angel who is simply living as a human.”
“What?” I exclaimed.
“It is as it should be.” Astra smiled.
The room flashed, and I was no longer with Grace or Astra. Instead, I was staring into a stark white abyss. When I opened my eyes, I was looking at the ceiling of the hospital room and choking on the tube down my throat. The alarm on the machines began to sound and within seconds, nurses and doctors were restraining my hands as I frantically tried to rip the tube from my mouth. They clamored for me to calm down and allow them to do their jobs.
My new life had begun in a flash, but I had no idea how I was going to pretend to be someone I wasn’t. The phrase “God never gives you more than you can handle” kept coming to mind. I hoped Astra and her godly brethren knew what they were doing, because I was clueless as to how I was supposed to live a life that wasn’t mine. All I could do was make my way back to Corbin and hope together we could find our happily ever after.
The holidays have arrived!
Who’s wearing their turkey pants? 😛
Starting today, #BlackFriday, watch for the following promo on social media so you’ll know when to take advantage of the #AReBlast from All Romance eBooks and my publisher, Amber Leaf Publishing. My books along with my friend and fellow author, Tish Thawer, will all be available for one day only!
GRAB YOUR COPIES and CURL UP WITH A GREAT READ!
Then, on Cyber Monday, be sure to grab your copies of all of my titles for only $.99 each.
Indie Bookfest celebrates Indie, Hybrid, and Traditional Authors and Artists and their freedom of expression. Join some of your favorite Authors for a convention filled with workshops, panels, parties and more! You won’t want to miss the sessions throughout the day, where several panelists will be speaking on a variety of topics relevant to readers, book lovers, and writers.
Broaden your horizons with ALP.
Join our third annual Summer Reads Program and discover some amazing new Authors along the way.
Rules: From June 20, 2016 until September 20, 2016, purchase any five books from any of the Authors listed below then Read, Review, and Win.
(Yes, you can pick more than five!
For each extra book you read and review after the initial five,
you’ll receive 1 additional entry for the Grand Prize Giveaway.)
To register for the program simply fill out our contact form and list your selected books in the comment section. (Readers are responsible for the purchase of their chosen books.) After reading your selected books, use our form again to provide the links to your reviews. We will check for your reviews, and upon verification you’ll be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway which will include books and swag from all the participating authors. See the full prize list below. (The Grand Prize winner will be selected using Random.org.)
Please note: If you have read any of these Author’s books before, you cannot use a previously posted review. You must pick a book written by an Author on the list that you have not read and write a new review for that new book.
Good Luck and Happy Reading!!
Official Author/Reading List:
ATTENTION READERS: Please note the GENRE labels for each of these titles and research their intended audience, whether Young Adult, New Adult, or Adult. The purpose of this event is to ‘broaden your horizons’ by introducing you to new Authors you may or may not have previously heard of. It is not, however, intended to suggest you read outside of your comfort zone. Bad things can happen if you do. LOL
In other words, if you do not like reading young adult novels, please DO NOT pick those books as part of your five for the program. All the Authors here deserve a fair and honest review, and if you are reading something that isn’t your “normal cup of tea,” then it typically won’t be a book you can be objective about. Thank you for joining us…and please, choose wisely!
(This year is bigger and better than ever, and we have a ton of Authors for you to choose from.
Click the author’s name to be redirected to a list of their available books.)
Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy: (YA, NA, and/or Adult)
Authors: Tish Thawer; PC Cast; Kristin Cast; Brynn Myers; Cameo Renae; Alys Arden
Amber Lynn Natusch; Heather Hildenbrand; Stacey Rourke; Belinda Boring;
Rachel Higginson; Kristen Strassel
GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY:
Alys Arden: A signed paperback of The Casquette Girls and swag pack.
Danielle Bannister: A signed paperback copy of Enigma,
and a swag pack.
Belinda Boring: Winner’s choice of signed paperback plus a mystery item.
Kristin Cast: Signed copies of Amber Smoke, Scarlet Rain, and The Scent of Salt and Sand.
PC Cast: Signed ARC of Moon Chosen.
Lizzy Ford: Omega prize pack with 4 signed paperbacks (Omega, Omega Beginning Miniseries,
Theta Beginning Miniseries, and Theta) and swag.
Cambria Hebert: 1 PB signed copy of #Nerd, 1 PB signed copy of #Hater
1 PB signed copy of #Player, 1 audio book of #Selfie
1 audio book of #Poser, 1 audio book of #Heart.
Rachel Higginson: 3 signed paperbacks (winner’s choice)
and a $20 Amazon gift card.
Heather Hildenbrand: A signed paperback of Dirty Blood and signed swag.
Carlyle Labuschagne: eCopies of The Broken Destiny, Evanescent,
Dead of Night, Infallible (crime romance ) written under Bailey Quinn
and a $5 dollar gift card.
Suzanna Lynn: A signed paperback with a swag pack that includes
one of my exclusive “Hook’s Little Mermaid” necklaces.
Liv Morris: $20 Amazon gift card.
Brynn Myers: $20 Amazon gift card, and 2 eCopies of the winner’s choice.
Amber Lynn Natusch: A signed paperback copy of Caged,
and an eCopy of From the Ashes.
Cameo Renae: eBook boxed set of the Hidden Wings Series (Books 1-4),
and the first three eBooks in the After Light Saga.
Stacey Rourke: Three autographed print books and three ebooks.
Ginger Scott: Two signed copies of the winner’s choice of any of my
books, and a swag prize pack.
Kristen Strassel: Two eCopies, first in series.
Tish Thawer: $25 Amazon gift card, assorted swag pack,
and two signed copies of any of my books (winner’s choice).
Mary Ting/M. Clarke: Signed paperback of winner’s choice,
and any eBook and Audio file from The Angel Knights series.
It’s hard to believe that I’ll be in Vegas in a week. Where has the time gone? I am so excited to be headed to RT this year. This is my first large convention and while I’m thrilled, I’m wicked nervous too. I know I’m attending as an author but the reader in me is screaming “OMG did you see all the authors on the list?”
If you are going to be there and would love to run into me, here are the scheduled events I’m going to be at. However, in-between my scheduled appearances below, I’ll be attending a bunch of panels, workshops, and parties throughout the con too. I’d love to meet you!
Please follow me on Instagram or Twitter at @BrynnMyers to catch all the RT happenings in words and pics.
AUTHOR CROSS-PROMOTION AND MARKETING
Wednesday April 13th – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
CLUB RT APPEARANCE
Thursday April 16th – 11:45am to 12:10pm
TWISTED FAIRY TALE MIXER
Thursday April 16th – 7:00pm to 8:00pm
(This is not on the schedule, as it’s a casual Mixer located in the RT Bar. Find any of the participating authors before the Mixer to receive your FREE drink card–while supplies last–and join us for a chance to win some amazing gift baskets. Costumes are optional!)
Saturday April 16th – 10:30am to 2:00pm
The Life & Death of Jorja Graham
The Echoed Life of Jorja Graham
FAN-TASTIC DAY PARTY
Saturday April 16th – 6:00pm to 6:45pm
Sunday April 17th – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Entasy-prequel novella in the Prophecies of The Nine series
Redemption-Book 1 in the PON series,
The Life & Death of Jorja Graham
The Echoed Life of Jorja Graham
Fairy Tale Confessions