Freebies

Greetings Beloveds,

Perhaps, it is the spirit of the upcoming holidays. Whatever the case, it has come to my attention that there will be several books coming available within the next few days for free. Most of them, written by close and, dare I say, incredibly talented colleagues. I must note, that among said freebies will be my own publications, “Syncopation of Ravishing Intensity“.

I will not take up too much of your precious time and provide you with the list of Free Titles and their respective links.

Available from November 28th, 2017 – December 3rd, 2017

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So, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Please enjoy and spread the word.

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Official Book Release

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Welcome!

Today we are celebrating the official release of “Demoness Enchanted”, Book Two of the Fate’s Endeavor Series.

Blurb:

Normalcy, was not a word recognized by Zita. Her entire life was nothing, if not abnormal. Her family, herself, her entire existence, all of it; unnatural. Yet, to her it was nothing but the truth of her actuality. Such, was her life—making it to her normal, as she knew nothing else. Still, it was what made her whom and what she was … a hybrid!

Roman; a witty, silver tongued young man with an average life. He looked forward to finishing High School and thereafter going on a missionary trip to Brazil. He knew that something special awaited him there. What he didn’t know was exactly how special it was.

Fate’s endeavor is Fate’s design, and Fate’s design is unlike any humanity has ever known.

Demoness Enchanted, the story of two completely different beings and the scheme which destiny has preordained for them.

The Fate’s Endeavor Series, surpassing the emotional fabric of angels and demons and delving into the delicate threads which infuse Fate’s tapestry.

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I no longer saw any use in keeping track of time—it was nothing to me anymore.

Useless.

In actuality, everything was nothing to me now.

The void that consumed my heart was not an innate part of me. Melancholy was my mind. Malevolence, my spirit. Anger, my breath.

I pondered on how things changed just like that. How one moment in a being’s life could make all things different.

This was my life now.

Zita, the demon.

The children were the only exception to that rule. They were innocent; did not ask to walk the face of this miserable planet. Like me, they’d been pushed into something that was not of their own choosing. They were my only concern now. Some time back, I’d located an abandoned building and made a home for the children and I in it. No one knew we were there, and no one ever would. It was an old, haggard, battered place, but it had four walls and a roof. That was better than beaten, wet boxes. I’d taken care of making it habitable.

My secret had been well kept. I made sure of it.

I toyed with the wicked at my whim. Took the very last cent that they carried in their pockets, then made sure that the deed was completed by their own hands—a deed that I’d prompted them to commit. Their termination.

Perhaps I was wrong. Yet, the people I ended were even more reprehensible than I.

Immediately after my nightly hunt, I’d return to the makeshift home I’d created for us, and take care of them.

They need a mother. I shall be that mother.

I had heard through the grapevine that there would be a missionary group coming to town sometime soon. Little did I realize that it would be so soon. I couldn’t help but wonder what their true intentions were—these missionaries. If I so much as suspected that they had sneaky plans, I’d take care of them myself.

Early morning peeked through the horizon—golden hues of sunshine beamed over the hills and plains of Feijo. The sun made her entrance like a Queen over her people, raising her fanciful scepter, bright and majestic. Roosters announced her arrival, like nature’s heralds, crowing loudly for all of the world to hear.

The richness of the sun’s auspicious rays slowly grazed over the extent of Feijo, little by little turning the purple shades of night into the orange blush of morning.

From within the bounds of the gray, peeling walls, and enormous windows of our large room, I heard giant trucks running down uneven roads. People jargoned loudly and scrambled around to get to their morning rituals. Market owners prepared their kiosks, making them ready for the day’s business. All of the commotion could be heard from within the thin shabby walls of our provisional home, for provisional it was. At least until I had gathered together enough money to give the children something better.

The smell of freshly baked bread came wafting in through the open windows which helped fully awaken me, and in turn, the remnants of the children that still slept.

I could hear a little boy running and yelling down the road, “They’re here! They’re here!” he called euphorically.

Hmm, so they are here, I thought. This will be interesting.

“Josue, go see what’s going on.” I instructed when I saw Josue getting out of bed.

He immediately jumped out of the bed to wash his face, then quickly ran out the door.

“Children; wake up babies,” I said softly as I shook Leilani tenderly. It was a joy to see their innocent eyes opening every morning. Gratitude displayed in the joyous smiled on their faces as they awoke in an actual bed. Although tattered mattresses on the floor, this was better than a cold, damp, ransacked cardboard boxes lined up in dark alleyways.

Anything is better than that.

“Let’s go see what these missionaries are up to.” I said tenderly.

“Okay.” little Leilani grumbled.

“Alright sweetheart,”

“Do you think they will have food?” she asked.

“I hope so baby,”

“Do you think that they will share?” Leilani was so young, so naive. She lost her parents at the hands of a brutal, vicious police officer. She had no family left to care for her. It was Leilani against the world, much like me. I had to protect her. She was only five!

Furthermore, like I had once been, she too was so innocent, so guiltless. She needed someone to care for her. I had no one and I would not let that happen to her. I had to learn the hard way and I would free Leilani from that miserable grief.

“Yes Ani, if they are as nice as all the other children say they are, I think that they will share,” I replied more so for her benefit than mine. “Alright Ani, let’s get you washed up and dressed.”

“Okay.” She dragged, her sweet voice heavy with sleep.

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Would you like to savor the entire story from the start? Then pick up a FREE Kindle copy of “If Death Should Love Me, Fate’s Endeavor Book One“, TODAY!

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Now, don’t delay. Go and get your copy of “Demoness Enchanted” and “If Death Should Love Me” TODAY!

2 at the price of 1!

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A Group for LGBT Authors and Readers

Hello all and Happy New Year 2016!

It is so wonderful to connect with you all on this new year, and even more wonderful to realize that we have yet another year to make our dreams come true.

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Today, I was browsing Google+ an Facebook for “Groups/Communities” to join that would help provide exposure to my works. What I found troubled me. There are little to no Groups/Communities on Facebook and Google+ for LGBTQIA books and book lovers. The ones that I did find do not give much leeway for authors and readers to connect, or for authors to promote their works.

After browsing and thinking about the situation deeply, and knowing that perhaps I am doing a bit too much, I opted to create a Group for said purpose. And, so I did.

I would like to introduce you to “LGBT Bookworms“, a Facebook group for authors and readers alike.

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My hope is that this group will acquire a life of its own and people within the community—as well as others that enjoy the literature—might commune, mingle and celebrate our love for the genre.

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I am blogging about this in the hopes that you help me spread the word and get people involved.

Thank you for your time and all the best.

Regards and love,

Adonis Mann

My 2015 In Review

Hello Dear Readers.

As always, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. More than that, I want to extended my sincere gratitude for your dedicated following throughout 2015. I feel blessed and not a little humbled to have had such an amazing backing throughout the year. Hats off to you all.

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Today, I will summarize my accomplishments throughout 2015.

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2015 marked the birth of “Author Adonis Mann“, prior to that I was “Aspiring Author Adonis Mann“. What a wonderful thing to experience, to have one’s dreams come true in such a marvelous and tangible way!

With the publication of “Concordant Vibrancy 1: Unity” came the  wakening of my aspiration of being published. From there things just got better. Subsequently, I was signed on the All Authors Publishing House. It was a phenomenal thing to know that All Authors Publishing House accepted, not only new aspiring authors, but also short story writers, of which I was both.

Soon after “Concordant Vibrancy 1: Unity” came the release of my first official solo publication, “Let’s Play on Valentine’s Day”, although short, it was an accomplishment just to have had it published.

Soon after that came the release of “Crackles of the Heart: Divergent Ink Book 1” which included my short story contribution “Mystical Nights”, then shortly thereafter the release of “… and we” as a solo work.

Throughout this time I was blogging and book reviewing. I’d even started up a book review blog series which I called “Drive-By Reviews”. It was my own little blog corner dedicated to reviewing books of all genres and sizes. Although, my personal favorite was reviewing books within my own genre preference.

During this time my friendship/kinship grew stronger with the All Authors Publishing House Family Members. I was honored and appreciative to have developed this comradeship as one can never have too much support.

Soon after, came the call for the 2nd installment of “Concordant Vibrancy 2: Vitality” and immediately I got to work on my short story contribution to said anthology. A contemporary fiction about a man trying to find his way in the world, I called it “Barbershop: A Story of Home”.

In the interim of all of these wonderful events, I was also writing short stories and setting them aside as they will be included in my upcoming solo anthology called “The Syncopation of Ravishing Intensity”.

Apart from all of this, later on in the year I was asked to be a part of All Authors Magazine. I was so incredibly excited to have been asked to become a part of such a wonderful literary magazine, along side so many outstandingly talented authors. I was given a column named after my personal venture, “Drive-By Reviews”.

The very last thing that I accomplished this year was a collaborative work with my good friend, House Family Member and sister, Synful Desire. Together we wrote, “Simmer; Smoothe & Sweet”. This was my first extended work, having reached the size of a novelette. Thank you Desire, for asking me to be a part of this project. Words cannot explain my gratitude.

While to some my accomplishments may not seem like a lot, to me they are innumerable, as in 2014 I would have never imagined that all of these things would have happened.

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Suffice it to say that 2015 has been a very productive year, and I can only surmise that 2016 will be equally as spectacular.

Again, thank you all for being there for me. I would like to bid you all the most sincere of Seasons Greetings, and I pray that your New Year be filled with joy, love and productivity.

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Comparison Study

I was recently approached by my Mentor and asked this question:

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If one had to choose an All Authors Anthology for the average reader would you direct them to “Crackles of the Heart: Divergent Ink” or “Concordant Vibrancy“?

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As difficult a question as this is, I know, hands down, what my choice is. However, before I go into that, allow me to share the Abbreviated Blurbs and Book Trailers with you.

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Concordant Vibrancy: Unity, An All Authors Anthology:

All Authors Publishing House, a subsidiary of All Authors Publications & Promotions, is pleased to present its first short story anthology, Concordant Vibrancy.

Concordant Vibrancy represents the interweaving of unity and uniqueness through the eyes of eleven incredible writers. Through the array of genres, all of these talents share a phenomenal love of writing which aims to leave imprints in the reader’s imagination.

Crackles of the Heart: Divergent Ink, Book One

Divergent Ink is the mesh of different frames of thoughts, various interpretations of one core question that yearns for universal expansion. Although the subject matter may change every year, the purpose of the Divergent Ink series will remain the same.

The first book in the Divergent Ink anthology series, “Crackles of the Heart”, centers around the following question: Can the hot, handsome guy fall for the average, awkward woman?

Six Divergent Inks exploring “Crackles of the Heart”. Will there be hearts rejoicing or hearts breaking?

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While I personally believe that anyone can enjoy either one of these anthologies as they both have something for everyone, I also know that I would, without he shadow of a doubt, recommend “Crackles of the Heart: Divergent Ink, Book One“.

Here are my reasons why:

  1. The extent of talent that contributed to this story is amazing. Each author has an incredible gift for storytelling, and I’m not even talking about myself, but rather the other participants.
  2. This is decidedly an anthology of romantic shorts, even though some of us may not agree on that.
  3. Here you do not find the typical case of “I like this story more than that”, in this collection, I can guarantee that readers will love each story equally.
  4. (Now, I’m going to be a little selfish …) I am wholly in love with my contribution “Mystical Nights” and really want the entire world to see it. LOL 😀 😛

No, but seriously, while I do believe that “Concordant Vibrancy” showcases some beautiful talents as well, I find that with “Crackles of the Heart”, there is a more universal attraction.

So, dear reader, I leave you with this;

If you haven’t read “Crackles of the Heart” yet, you should. I promise that you will not regret it.

Drive By Review: Simi’s Komma by Da’Kharta Rising

It really does seem as though I’ve been doing more and more reviews as of late. Well, I’m perfectly alright with that. I always delight in the ability to provide some sort of information as to the books I read, as I find that many find them helpful. To date, luckily, I haven’t faced any backlash from egocentric authors whom believe that their works are God’s gift to man.

I’ve heard some hideous horror stories.

Today, I am graced to bring you a review on a fellow All Authors Publishing House member’s work, “Simi’s Komma” by Da’Kharta Rising. Da’Kharta won me over when she demonstrated her marvelous writing skills with her story “Boundless Limits: Transcendent Choice Book One“. Suffice it to say that at the possibility of reading one of her earlier works, I simply could not resist.

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Blurb:

Papyrus is a small town that’s not a fan of anything different. Here we meet four long time friends. Hiphen is the observant one. Rod is the laid back one. Point is a girl that acts like one of the guys yet is a proponent of action. Simi is the leader of the squad.

When transfer Komma Plush arrives, Simi takes it upon himself to show her the ropes of a new town yet at first she is not open to it. What follows takes Simi on this journey that threatens the balance of his long term friendships.

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I’m always fascinated by the opportunity to see growth in a writers craft. And yet, I was flabbergasted to see that Ms. Rising’s craft has been pretty polished since the beginning. It was a lovely thing to see indeed.

I was instantly drawn in by the first paragraph of the work:

Two evergreen trees sat on either side of Sentence Avenue. In front of one of the trees was a blue-gray marble sign. Shiny gold words were embossed on the sign’s surface. It read: Welcome to Papyrus.

I could instantly see the image that author was attempting to portray. It was stunning to see how, with a few simple and well placed words one immediately became enthralled with the story.

Now, a bit about the premise.

“Simi’s Komma”, as odd as the title might be, is the story about a young man named Simi, his love life and his group of friends—all names after punctuations, I might add.

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Simi, is head over heels in love with Komma, the sexy new girl in school. While his friends—particularly his female friend, Point—have their reservations about Komma, Simi can’t be bothered with their petty debates. They don’t like what this girl is doing to him but realize that there isn’t much they can do.

Soon things spiral out of control as Komma has Simi wrapped around her little finger.

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While I admittedly thought it was a little bizarre that characters be named after punctuation marks, I do love the initiative of originality. Sooner, rather than later, I no longer saw the characters as punctuation marks and started seeing the meaning behind their names and how those names played into their individual personalities. Then, I began to actually see people that they were meant to be all along.

There are a few fantastic things about this story:

  1. It makes one reassess the inner workings of the teenage mind. You find yourself wondering if you were “that way” as a teen. Would the things that effected Simi, have changed you too? Who is to say for sure?
  2. The writing style is simple, straight and direct, which makes for a gripping experience.
  3. I enjoyed the presentation, as it were. It was someone telling the story of someone else. In some ways “Simi’s Komma” reminded me of an Investigative Television show/documentary.
  4. In the end one is left speculating a few things. This leaves the idea of “There may be a second part.”
  5. I will never look at iced tea the same way again.

In all truth, “Simi’s Komma” might not be the gory, sick and twisted version of horror that some enjoy—like “SAW” for example—but it’s a Teenage Dark/Horror Drama, so the way the story is told makes complete sense for its classification. Some may not comprehend the “horror” aspect of the story as it isn’t dripping in blood and gore. However, if you were to look at the happenings from the eyes of a teenager from a small town that knew no evil, you’ll quickly begin to see how these things may have been interpreted as horrific.

Imagine, a sanctuary turned asylum. That would be enough to drive any level minded individual mad. This is the horror of “Simi’s Komma”.

With all of that being said, I would recommend “Simi’s Komma” to someone who would like a deeper look into the dark lives that we all lived as kids of High School age.

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Double Book Release from All Authors Publishing House

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Dear Reader, Writers and Precious Patrons,

All Authors Publishing House would like to bring you a Double Book Release of earth shattering proportions.

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Are there any limits out there which are boundless? Two characters, two different stories of paranormal drama, put that to the ultimate test!

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“Earth 8-8-2: The Genesis Project”

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Blurb:

Could Science Serve as Salvation?
One-fourth Human.
One-fourth God.
One-fourth Superhuman.
One-fourth Vampire.
For Dr. Scott, the combined strengths of each life form represent the answer to the onslaught of malice and tyranny plaguing his Earth. When his creation—Genesis—begins developing, the lines between scientist and father become blurred. Soon the time approaches where Genesis is expected to fulfill her purpose. Does she go along willingly, or will her rapid evolution obliterate everyone’s best laid plans?

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“Boundless Limits: Transcendent Choice (Book One)”

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Blurb:

There’s Love … and then there’s Love Beyond Limits.
Felipe and Therice had a love that knew of no boundaries. When Therice and “Mama” lose their lives in a tragic car accident, Felipe has a gaping hole that just refuses to heal and Therice has a determination to see him again that just refuses to die.
Heaven feels anything but, when Therice discovers that spirits are prohibited from visiting loved ones after they have died. Sensing that her angelic guide Amare possesses empathetic traits, Therice develops a plan of appeal in the hopes she will see Felipe near the anniversary of her death.

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Get Your eBook Copy Today!

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