Friday, November 28, 2014

Harmony Kent Blog tour blast-Guest post

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Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my awesome fourteen-day blog tour with 4Wills Publishing and my fantastic host for today! You can find details of my other stops here: 4Wills Author Page.

I published my first book, THE BATTLE FOR BRISINGAMEN, in May 2013. I soon followed this up with the award winning mystery/thriller THE GLADE in November 2013, and my first Young Adult fiction book, ELEMENTAL EARTH, in July 2014.

Today, am promoting my latest work, POLISH YOUR PROSE. This is my first non-fiction book, and is a powerful new guide that gives essential editing tips for authors.

Lots of books have been written on the art of writing, and here—at last—is a guide that will teach you the essential techniques of editing your own book. This will help you turn a promising manuscript into a published novel. And, it does this without the jargon. You don’t need to know all the grammatical terms in order to make use of this book. You don’t need to know the definition of a split infinitive, a comma splice, or a ‘to be’ verb, as this manual explains these in detail in easy to understand terms, and a lively and engaging style.
Chapters on Passive Writing, Tense, Point of View, Dialogue, and other techniques take you through the same processes an editor would go through to polish and perfect your manuscript. Good writing is nothing without good editing. Learn the secrets of good editing and writing with this essential author reference, which offers so much more for so much less.

As well as being an award-winning author, I am an accomplished editor and proofreader. My passion is helping Indie Authors to successfully achieve their goals and dreams.

Excerpt from the foreword, written by Rave Reviews Book Club’s very own Nonnie Jules!

Writing is hard work, and although we find it easy to speak our thoughts, when it comes to putting it all on paper, there are rules that must be followed, and unfortunately, some of us just don’t know those rules. Punctuation, capitalization … who can keep up with all of that?
Because of her talent, keen eye for writing and her love of helping others, Harmony has put together some of the most wonderful, carefully explained tips to make your written work the best it can be.  POLISH YOUR PROSE is in plain, simple, easy-to-understand English (I mean that literally as Harmony Kent is from the UK).  No fancy words which you won’t understand, no jargon that will require you to run out and get a “DUMMIES GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING ‘HARMONY’S’ POLISH YOUR PROSE.” Nope, just plain and simple, from beginning to end. 
POLISH YOUR PROSE has a chapter on just about every writing issue imaginable!  Confused about 1st, 2nd and 3rd person? It’s in there!  Past & Present tense got you stumped? It’s in there! Singles and Plurals throwing you for a loop? There’s a chapter on those, too!  Harmony covers it all.”

You can pick up your copy of POLISH YOUR PROSE here:

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You will also find me in the soon-to-be-released Rave Reviews Book Club Anthology: RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL, and the All Authors Magazine Anthology: CONCORDANT VIBRANCY.

I’m also on twitter: @harmony_kent

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rode to Justice by K.J. Rollinson-my review

I gave this four stars in my review. KJ tells a story from a 51 year-old detective's point of view. I found it very interesting and engaging even though the story was several bundled into one with common thread of the Homicide Detective daily life in New York city. You can imagine how busy he was there. His young female partner, he tries to protect and nurture her abilities at the same time. With a little work this could easily become a five star book but needs a little work especially on spacing. There are sudden gaps in the words or a word split apart in the ebook version on Kindle. Like I said, I enjoyed the book, still.
Here is the opening page excerpt for your reading enjoyment-
     I read the Autopsy Report, the deceased a Mr. Joshua Simpson; heart attack during copulation. I called to Gina Morris, my 20 year old rookie partner, who, in her eagerness to read it, knocked my brass name plaque which skidded to the edge of the desk.
    ‘Whoops, gotcha! Can’t have John Rode, first grade detective, ending up on the floor.’ I smiled ironically.
     She didn’t realise how much her vibrant personality had stopped my slide into despair since my wife died. I moved from a South Bronx Precinct two years ago to a Precinct in Manhattan. Gina has been with me for six months. I rib her sometimes about the 'old guy' she's hitched up to.

Rollinson, K J (2013-06-13). The Rode to Justice (Kindle Locations 38-44).  . Kindle Edition.

K.J.Rollinson was born in Salford, Lancashire, moved to Wales aged 12 and also lived in Berkshire. Despite leaving school without any qualifications, the author gained O levels, A levels, and professional qualifications through the ensuing years.
   The author carved out a career and worked for many years for the National Health Service, taking various positions with health authorities within England and Wales, but now lives in Spain.
   In addition to writing ‘The Rode to Justice,’ ( John Rode, first grade detective, murder stories), the author has written a fantasy trilogy. ‘Fallyn and the Dragons’ is available on Amazon , and the second book ‘Fallyn in the Forbidden Land’ will be published shortly, followed by the third book, ‘Fallyn and the Sea Dragons’. Short stories by the author have appeared in various publications. ‘Precinct 25’, ‘Shorts for Autumn’, and ‘Winter Gems.’ If you have enjoyed Rode to Justice then why not buy Precinct 22, a book packed full of more murder stories set on the streets of New York (due for release July 2013)?

Rollinson, K J (2013-06-13). The Rode to Justice (Kindle Locations 947-957).  . Kindle Edition.

Enjoy this short story, it is a quick read for your plane flight this holiday season. Talk back , I'm listening. Like always. Have a great Thanksgiving for those living in the USA. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Time of the year for Black Friday...Purple Thursday?

It is that time once again. Black Friday is starting earlier and earlier as stores try to compete for your dollars. Now, you haven't even digested your thanksgiving dinner before you have to rush out to one of the stores because Black Friday sales now begins on Purple Thursday?  Some places have even started black Friday even on Monday. When will this craziness end? I know the stores are all looking for the dollars the consumer has in their pockets but I am sick of all the sales starting earlier. Why can't they just keep it like they have been? I am one of those that never go shopping on Black Friday, not even for groceries because it is crazy out there. How is it in your neck of the woods?

On another subject, I have reduced the price of my Chronicles of the Marauder to $1.49 (ebook) through the holidays on Amazon and Smashwords so you don't have to go anywhere to enjoy a good book and avoid the madness. You can get your copy on Amazon at or on Smashwords at for those desiring the paperback, Amazon also has it for only $13.49 through the holidays. Order it now for those desiring to hold an actual book in their hands. 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Excerpt from my interview on the geekiary

Check out Sci-Fi Author A. G. Moye!

1908470_318676611649480_2647464522975456563_nWhat can you tell about your Chronicles of the Marauder Series?
 I particularly found Neil quite interesting.
Science fiction fans that crave adventure and loveable aliens. Unlike most sci-fi captains, Neil was a convicted felon.
Upon Neil’s birth, he was put up for adoption. A family adopted him until the woman found she was with child, and returned him to the orphanage. She named him Neil Armstrong Andrews, the only good that came from it. Neil had a chip on his shoulder, winding up going from foster home to foster home, before growing up in the orphanage. Neil was smart, young and intelligent. After leaving the orphanage, he attended college on scholarships. He met and fell in love with a young rich woman, they elope. Although her family disfavor her choice, they accept it and welcome him into their world. His wife becomes pregnant and Neil is so happy he tells everyone. At one significant party, he brags about his wife being with child to her rich friends while playing billiards.
One young socialite comments, “Neil, are you sure you are the father? She has been bedded a time or two, even after she married”. Neil explodes, striking the man. One of his cohorts comes to his aid, Neil grabs the nearest pool stick and beats them within an inch of their life. The police arrive and Neil is arrested. His wife and her family disown him, leaving him to face the charges. He pleads guilty at the advice of his lawyer and goes to prison.
While he’s there, the family has the marriage annulled and she quickly remarries a rich man. Neil was distraught not knowing whether she had a boy or girl. Prison life had an effect on Neil, he was determined to change. Released on probation, Neil attends anger management classes.
Years pass and Neil’s luck finally changes. He won the lottery! Not just any lottery, but the largest lottery in history. With his newfound wealth, Neil pursued his lifelong dream of going into space. Using the Internet, he contacts scientists with unusual abilities. Neil enlists these misfit scientists and engineers to design and build the Marauder. The design was for interplanetary travel in the galaxy and the cost of the ship exceeded his winnings. Neil approaches others, but the Chinese and Australians were his biggest investors. Neil’s probation prevented him from traveling. So as a way of building his dream, “A Board of Directors” was created to build the Marauder. The rest is history, Marauder history, that is!
You can check out A. G. Moye’s Amazon author page for more of his works.

I thought some of my readers would enjoy reading Neil's background. A hard luck child with a chip on his shoulders that didn't come off easy. Maybe you can understand where he is coming from when he does or thinks some of the things in his mind. It was never easy for him to love but the carefree, always happy Carrie reaches him what real love is. For those that haven't read the story, I have placed "Chronicles of the Marauder- Marauder Rising" on sale at your local ebook store for only $1.49 this includes both Smashwords and Amazon. Happy reading and Talk back, I'm listening.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Hunters by Aofie Sheridan- guest post

Today's guest on her blog tour is Aofie Sheridan, author

 Hunters – Taken From Chapter Four – Memories (Abigail)

That night, I dreamt of before.
My mother had been always sad. That’s how I remembered her. I didn’t have one memory or a photo of my mum happy. My memories start from the age of four, people say it’s not possible, but I have them and my mum has been always sick. I remember sitting on the stairs and the doctors talking to my father. I wasn’t sure at the time what they were discussing, but later I learned it was because my mother wasn’t getting better.
Dad had to work, there was no two ways about it so mom took care of us. The first day, my dad was worried when he left me and my brother, who was only three at the time, in my mother’s hands. That first day, I was five. I stayed in my room and kept my brother with me, playing a tea party with Mr. Bear and Diana, my rag doll. Hunger was one reason for leaving the room. I would pass the sitting room door where my mother sat, staring out the window. Her brown eyes darted to me, freezing me to the spot. I was afraid to move, but I didn’t know why.  I just felt afraid of her. I would make a peanut butter sandwich for myself and some Ready brek for Sam; I had seen dad make it before so I was careful. It took me a while as I pulled the chair around the kitchen, reaching the presses and the microwave. I turned to go back upstairs, but my mother blocked the door. I stood still, hoping she wouldn’t see me.
She was always so quiet, but on this day, she spoke, “If your dad thinks that I don’t mind you and Sam, he will send you away and you’ll never see us again.”
She knelt down, taking the food from my hands and placing it on the floor. Her face softened and she hugged me. I didn’t hug her back. She cried, saying she was sorry for everything. She pulled back and handed me my food and returned to her seat in the sitting room. I raced up to Sam. His food was cold, but he ate it. He was quiet for a child, well, I realized later on that three year olds are not always as good. We would play up there for the rest of the day until Dad got home from work. I would race into his arms and hug him tightly, knowing everything would be okay.
“Did you have fun with your mum, today?” Dad asked.
 I thought of what mommy had said to me; I didn’t want to go away from Daddy or Sam. So I nodded, smiled and went back to playing with Mr. Bear. This became our routine for the next month.
Memories flashed through my mind, snippets of talking to Sam, playing games, saying goodbye as Dad left for work and greeting him when he got home. My mother’s empty eyes, and then the memories stopped, slowing down to another one.
“Sam, I’m going to the toilet, you stay here with Mr. Bear.”
 Sam nodded and continued to pour tea for us all. I closed the bedroom door behind me so he would stay in. He was too small to reach the handle. I raced down to the bathroom. The door was open. My mother was lying on the white tile floor. The tiles were red. She looked so white and the knife Daddy always told us not to touch lay in her hand. I noticed that her arm was cut real badly. I didn’t run to her or cry as I was too afraid of what stood in the corner of the bathroom.
A dark figure, like a big man, with a cloak over him stared down at my mum. He scared me. My breath came out in small puffs of cold air. I could see the water that dripped from the tap was frozen solid, held in midair. I looked back at the man, frost was starting to grow on his cloak. He wasn’t the bad man that was always around Mommy. He was different, but still he felt wrong.
 I ran back to Sam and closed the door, pulling him into the corner of the room. It was getting so cold that our breaths were visible in front of us. Sam started to cry, but I pulled him beside me while crossing my legs so I wouldn’t pee, but it was so cold and it took Daddy a long time to get home and I didn’t want to go into the bathroom where mommy and the man were.
I could hear my daddy’s scream before he burst into the room, gathering me and Sam in his arms. He was crying. I had never seen daddy cry before.
“I’m sorry, Daddy. I wet myself,” I said.
 My dress was ruined. I loved this dress. It made me feel like a princess.
“Did you go into the bathroom?” Dad asked, his voice sounded scared, maybe he’d seen the bad man, but then I remembered all the times he said that it wasn’t real, and that I shouldn’t make up stories, so I didn’t say anything about the man. I didn’t want daddy to lock me in my room again.
“Mommy’s hurt and she was near the toilet I couldn’t go”
He held me tightly and, at the moment, I thought everything would be okay, but I was so wrong.


Author Bio
Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon's books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.
Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn't) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.
Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Claiming Carlos by Rachelle Ayala

Rachelle Ayala kicks off her blog tour dropping by this blog to introduce her book and her giveaway. 

"Claiming Carlos"

Book #2 of Sanchez Sisters Series

Choco Sanchez is stuck in a rut. She's never hit a softball and has been friends forever with Carlos Lopez, the head cook at her family's Filipino restaurant. When flashy restaurant consultant Johnny Dee hits her with a pitch, she falls head over heels and gets a makeover

Carlos Lopez is not about to lose one for the home team. Johnny launches a full scale change on the menu, and Carlos sends him straight into the dumpster. Claiming Choco's heart proves more difficult. But never underestimate a man who can cook hot, spicy, and steamy, and we ain't talking just food.

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[Love to Hate Miranda]

“Stop.” Miranda waves a spatula and blocks our way. “No members of the wait staff allowed in the kitchen.”
“I need another order of vegan spring rolls. No meat!” Sarah yells.
“She stole my gluten-free bangus.” Susie pushes her way past Miranda, who bounces against the door to the cold room, opening it.
“Out, out of the kitchen.” Miranda sticks a finger in Susie’s chest. Big mistake.
Susie’s nostrils flare and her piercings dance. “Out of my way.”
With a hefty push, she shoves Miranda who stumbles back into the cold room. Her arms windmilling, she falls in between the sides of raw pork belly hanging up to dry.
“Ai ya!” Miranda slaps at the pork bellies and pulls on a trussed whole duck for balance, right when a wooden tray of balut, fertilized duck eggs with the intact embryo, falls and splatters over her. The slime and partially formed embryos ooze down her hair and face.
Everyone except Johnny bursts out laughing. I whip out my cell phone and snap as many pictures as I can before Johnny blocks my view to help his mother.
Out of nowhere, Carlos appears, and he gives Johnny a kick on the back of his tight leopard printed butt, sending him sprawling against the skewered suckling pigs. They tumble like dominoes, knocking Johnny on top of his balut-covered mother.

Carlos picks up a tray of the Vietnamese style transparently wrapped no-fry spring rolls and flings the contents into the cold room all over Johnny and Miranda. “Vegan spring rolls is off the menu.”

About the Author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Rachelle is the founder of an online writing group, Romance in a Month, an active member of the California Writer's Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has won awards in multicultural and historical romance

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1st Prize - $20 Amazon Gift Card
2nd Prize - Choice of Rachelle Ayala's eBooks

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Encouragement by Dr. Hank-Guest post

    Dr. Hank Seitz is one of the most beloved and celebrated experts in the area of personal improvement and mental development.
People just love him because he loves people and helps people love themselves.
This quality is enough, in and of itself to make people feel significant and uniquely gifted to achieve any goal and live their best life – but that’s just the beginning of what Dr. Hank offers individuals and organizations.
   Dr. Hank Seitz is an International Speaker and Author, and works with Business Teams to measurably increase their business results. He has his undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Master’s Degree in Human Behavior, and PhD in Mental Science.
He was a General Manager with Procter & Gamble for 15 years, in charge of running a billion dollar corporation, and for the past 15 years he has used his time proven process with hundreds of Corporations and thousands of business teams. Dr. Hank is a Mental Scientist, Behavioral Psychologist and Business Man. 
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 If you need Encouragement, this is a good  tool to start with. Talk back, I'm listening like always. Keep on reading and I will keep on writing. Have a great day! My works can be found on Smashwords and Amazon.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Talking to Guy Ogan, author

Having a talk with Guy Organ the author of the Immortal Relations series. Here is what he had to say. 

What inspired you to write your book Immortal Relations?  Finding a photograph of my late father taken at the end of World War Two. He was assigned to help the Czechs form a new government, a constitutional form of government hopefully, somewhat similar to that of the United States (a lofty goal considering Soviet troops were everywhere).  The photograph was of my father standing in front of an ancient building with a large clock on its wall. It wasn't the photo itself, but on the back, in a feminine hand, was "I'll always be waiting here." 

When I was very young I’d heard my mother say things like, "He is over there with that woman" but didn't know of whom she spoke, nor would she say anything further when asked. However, at one point she did ask me what I’d do if she divorced my father. So finding that statement on the back of his picture, taken in Prague, brought back memories of what she had said. That night, unable to sleep, I felt compelled to go to the keyboard and that is the "back-story" of where "Immortal Relations" came from (call it "channeling," or that my Muse was guiding me, or as a psychotic-break and I’d agree). I've always been a fast typist, but I'd never typed THAT fast before or since.

Have you been a lifelong reader?  What are some the first books you remember reading?  Not just a lifelong reader but a writer as well. In my youth I ran marathons and wrote about them and they were published in running magazines like "The Long-Distance Log." Later, I was "into" automobiles and wrote about events attended (races and car-shows), these were published in such magazines as "Cruisin' Style" in Florida. 
While I wrote mostly non-fiction, I enjoyed reading both that and fiction, specifically histories of warfare (World War Two and what caused it) as well as fictional works such as the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings (I've always been a fan of stories where good triumphs over evil). I wore out paperback copies of the "Hobbit" and the "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy reading and re-reading them over and over and over again. 

Now, I'm an avid (or is that rabid) fan of the vampire genre', but not the "Horror" type stories (although I’ve read Bram Stoker's Dracula and appreciate it for what it is). In my books, vampires are like humans, both good and evil. My good vampires try to safeguard humans and animals from evil be it other vampires, human criminals or evil politicians. I'm honored to have done some Beta reading for Michele Drier’s eighth novel in the Kandesky Vampire Chronicles, "SNAP: All That Jazz.” I love trying to help other authors, even if they're  better known than me. I totally love her stories of good and passionate vampires "living" in the human world. While her stories are different than mine that her vamps co-exist with humans is a big plus in my eyes.

What do you do to rev your creative juices? I have an overactive imagination, "writers block" is a concept totally foreign to me. My imagination operates at 78 rpm in a 33 1/3 rpm world (an example from the old vinyl record days...young people probably won't understand). Given the chance, I can sit down at any point in-time and write (the problem is getting the time to do so).

What would be your advice to people who are considering a writing career? 
If you want to write short articles about a specific topic (such as I did with my running and interest in "cars") just get a good grounding in that subject. It might be "making cupcakes" if so learn to make the most sinfully delicious and unique cupcakes, then write about it and send it off to "Cupcake World" magazine. In other words, start small and learn your craft but be grounded in another type of work. As they say, "Don't quit your day-job"(even J.K. Rowling took a little while to be discovered). 

If you are planning on writing "The Great American Novel" and submitting it to "Publishing Houses" prepare for disappointment - rejection is the name of their game (they just SAY they’re looking for something new and fresh). When I wrote my first novel they said I couldn't write a story violating the norms of the genre' - my vampires protect humans from evil and own funeral homes from which to obtain what little blood they require. I'm told I was the first to come up with that method of obtaining blood without attacking humans or animals, or having donors. All of my "unique" concepts were panned by the editing staff; they said they had never heard of vampires having sex, evidently never having read Twilight, Vampire Diaries or dozens of other works that had sex between vampires long before my book.
This is an overview of what my "Immortal Relations" series is about:

Are all those who are "different" than you automatically bad? Certainly the vast majority of books published about vampires paint them as "in league with the Devil" and "evil personified." Often they are shown almost like "shape-shifters," able to take on the appearance of beauty, while underneath lurks a hideous killer of unspeakable ugliness. "Immortal Relations" starts with a true-life event that occurred to the author's parents. It was finding out about this situation that spurred the author to write the series. The first book explores love and aspects of it's physical expression (sex) so it's appropriate for open-minded adults. Read Richard Rasmussen's comment for the first book:

Being a bit of a vampire-phile, I find myself constantly searching for the next vampire series to reach out and grab, or, more appropriately, bite me. I believe I have found my holy grail of vampire novels. You see, the Vlad books are typically a bit gory for my tastes, while the Twilight series is campy, sophomoric, and I feel, is most appealing to teenage girls. Mr. Ogan has delivered a tale at breakneck speed, one that jumps out of the starting gate and never loses steam. A tale filled with life lessons, love, sex, action and adventure. Complete with new insights into the powers of the immortal vamps, and fresh takes on the complex inner workings of their existence. From page 1 until the very end, Immortal Relations promises to have you on the edge of your seat and begging for more...

This is a brief summary of the first book, “Immortal Relations”

"Immortal Relations" starts with the true story that caused the book (and later the series to be written). It contains "explicit togetherness" (sex), not meant to be salacious but to show the good vampires don't have human hang-ups about intimacy (frankly some of what Gary gets drawn into is rather humorous). Gary's military past is of great help in protecting the coven from evil vampires seeking revenge, especially when Gary’s son Adam, born as a full vampire, gains his father's knowledge and helps the Czechs as well as the British Army and Royal Marines deal with “terrorists” seeking to gain access to nuclear weapons. Later, he is one who helps the Russian Federation's defend old Soviet Era stores of Biological Weapons from some new members of the same group.

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An interview between the author and the main male character Gary Logan:

Gary Logan is here to tell us a little about why he became a vampire. Most vampires are “changed” against their will, Gary on the other hand fell in love with a lady who happened to be a vampire (she had been attacked and only two policemen happening on the scene kept her from being drained rather than changed). Gary is one of only two characters in my series who ask to be changed to stay with someone they love, but there are others who are changed to save them from death due to disease or injury.

Guy: Gary, tell us about some of the special power you have developed.

Humans would count the speed, strength and vampire immortality as special powers, but our group of vampires has developed even further. With the help of Sophie (my vampire son’s human wife) we’ve developed the ability to reach out to one another and experience the physical joy of each other during sex and communicate mentally at great distances.

Guy: Gary, when did you discover your powers?

Most of the vampire powers were taught to me very soon after being changed. You can read about that in the early parts of Immortal Relations. Only a few people realize that the entire series of books started out as notes in a three ring binder I kept as a record of my entry into the vampire world. Read about this in the middle of, the second book. My discussion with the great Vlad Dracula in book three is where I learned about “flying” . I’d started practicing a little over thick parts of our Canadian forests when it was raining, very cloudy or at night. Of course, now that we have “come-out-of-the-coffin*” (actually we were “outed” by the Marxist government in Washington, D.C. – how they hate us!) I now fly in daylight getting “thumbs-up” when seen by our wonderful neighbors in the Cayuga area!

Guy: Gary did you have special education or training to hone your power?

Yes, Sophie helped train us in the method of enjoying being in each other’s mind during sex and then we carried that ability further to communicating with one another and reading the minds of humans in the first book, . The latter has come in handy when our vampire children went to university or in the military. We taught it to Fred, the shape-shifting werewolf who is in love with Glenda, my half-human, half-vampire granddaughter. Both are now enrolled in Prague’s University. They “tested-out” of the more mundane classes so will attain their undergraduate as well as graduate degrees in less than three years. They’re currently taking joint MBA and Law degrees (read about them in the first half of book three).

Guy: Do you consider your power a gift or a curse? Why?
We have used all of these powers to not only enjoy each other physically, as well as to communicate, but to help safeguard mankind. From that perspective the powers must be considered as great gifts. We have stopped a potential nuclear war between Communist China and The Russian Federation, cleaned up the messes caused by terrorists and helped bring them to justice and kept two potentially Extinction Level Events on Earth from happening as well as threats from outer-space that could have destroyed the Earth.

Guy: How does having this power complicate your life?
It sometimes seems we’re cursed with the frequency we’re called upon to save mankind, often from their own stupidity, such as from the types of leaders whom they have given control over themselves…the stupidity of voters is often amazing!

Guy: Gary, If you could swap your power for another one, what would it be?

We actually have taught humans the ability to share each other’s physical joy during sex. Now if we could just teach them to do diligent research into the types of people they place in leadership positions, I’d consider that would be worth trading my “flying” for!

Guy: What do your lovers think of your abilities?

My two “owners” who both changed me so we could be together forever (they stress we are co-equals in our loving partnership) think our abilities are great! For those who prefer less explicitness in novels, book two has a summary of the major points of book one with far less explicit sex. Book two is helpful when reading book three but each book will stand alone.

Cover of book #2

The second book "Immortal Relations, Love and War" carries the story forward and has a summary of important parts of the first book in the form of a conversation between two of the main characters (this makes it a good starting point for those for whom stories with sex is an issue). While I still consider this novel "adult fare" I found a way to lessen the "explicitness" of the togetherness...I think you may laugh at the way it's done. The second in the series has a lot about how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Watch the Chinese Communists try to capture the riches in Siberia and run up against not only our guardian vampires but the love of the Russian people for their homeland. Greedy OPEC Ministers try to destroy Russian oil production in order to destroy the economy of Russia and The West - actions that could become more than just ideas in a novel.  

This comment is about my second book in the series, “Immortal Relations, Love and War” and was left on my BlogSpot by Nancy Bell:

 "Immortal Relations is NOT just another vampire story! An unusual blend of vampire fantasy, world politics, and political statement in defense of human civil freedoms, this book is a quick read that takes you through the story as a voyeur of one man's extraordinary imagination. You will not predict the outcome of this story, nor do you want to, as you sit back and let the story unfold insights into human nature, vampire nature, and the unusual relationship between the two. Looking forward to reading book three as the crescendo of poetic license plays itself out on a global scale. Thanks to Guy Ogan for an enjoyable read! "

Cover of book #3
The third in the series "Immortal Relations Coming Out" explores the dangers of the new Soviet style of Socialism taking over America and how the country is heading down the path to the loss of its Constitution and personal freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. As with most dictators, those at the head of this Marxist regime feel free to flaunt both the laws of God and man and try to kill someone they believe thwarted their "arrangement" with Communist China. Going off "half-cocked" without knowing who or what they are dealing with has gotten other dictators in trouble and does so again in this story. When threats to the future of mankind as well as to Earth show the unwillingness of the evil regime to try and help. These are all strong stories not for the faint of heart! 
Here is a snippet from book three “Immortal Relations Coming Out”

Here Vlad Dracula, patriarch of the Guardian Vampires tells his story to his “young vampire” friend Gary Logan:

    It was a very long time ago; we were fighting what you would call “an asymmetrical war” against Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror and his Muslim invaders who outnumbered us at least three to one. I was looking for anything to slow them down. I guess you would say I used psychological warfare by building the “forest” of impaled enemy soldiers defeated in previous battles. While we had numerous successes against units of the invaders we were unable to hold off so large an invading army. It was about this time I was changed into what I am today.

     I was always in the front lines of battle and routinely soaked in blood. Perhaps that is what changed me into a vampire. One of my own Generals saw me surrounded by enemies and saw blood spurting up in the air. Thinking it was my blood he sent word that I’d been killed. My dear distraught wife threw herself from the heights of my Poenari Castle into the Arges River below.

     Then my second cousin, Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, from whom I had sought help in prosecuting the war, imprisoned me. Locked away, I soon became crazed with the desire for blood I would have otherwise found on the battlefield. Many fellow prisoners died because of it and after my escape I was a plague on the land. It took all too long before I regained some sense of my lost humanity and then only through the assistance of my second wife who helped me overcome my bloodlust, regain my self-control and my belief in the possibility of my salvation.

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Born in Washington D.C. during the early stages of WW-II, Guy & his mother moved to Texas while father went off to war as a member of the Office of Strategic Services later to become the C.I.A. After the war, mother and child returned to Arlington, VA to join his father now working back in Washington and on "temporary duty" in spots around the world. Guy was interested and involved in long-distance running, which he continued when the family moved to Northern California in the late 50s. He graduated from Los Altos High School, obtained an Associate of Arts from Foothill Junior College and Transferred to Texas Christian University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the U.S.A.F. while in the military he obtained a Master of Arts from the European Campus of Ball State and upon his retirement from the service completed a second graduate degree, Master of Education, from Hardin-Simmons. While in this program he taught undergraduate Psychology, Sociology and Counseling at local colleges as well as writing a book on the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder. He was then employed by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TX Prison System) to write treatment programs for inmates with addictions and later as an Associate Clinical Psychologist, retiring early to care for his disabled mother upon the passing of his father. He and his wife have two grown children and four grandchildren as well as three Pomeranians.
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