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Award wining poet, K.D.Rose cover reveal.

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K. D. Rose is a poet and author.

K. D.’s book, Inside Sorrow, won Readers Favorite Silver Medal for Poetry.

Her poetry, essays, and short stories have been published in Word Riot, Chicago Literati, Poetry Breakfast, BlazeVOX Journal, Ink in Thirds, The Nuclear Impact Anthology, Stray Branch Magazine, Literary Orphans, and others. Publication is forthcoming in Eastern Iowa Review, Lunch Ticket Arts and Literary Magazine, Santa Fe Literary Magazine, Northern Virginia Review, Hermes Poetry Magazine, Maintenant Contemporary Dada Magazine, Slipstream, Wild Women’s Medicine Circle Journal, and The 2016 Paragram Press Anthology. She also won an Honorable Mention in the 2016 New Millennium Writings Poetry Contest.

Her last release was Brevity of Twit. Her new book DreamPoem will be out in summer 2017. She has a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Member: Poetry Society of America.  Member: Poets and Writers. Member: Academy of American Poets.

 

First published in Literary Orphans.

Reaping dreams—

I have them, more or less than others.

Not a contest of territories.

Simple survival,

                        more or less,

the kind that can make you harden, cold.

The freeze that never thaws.

Stay gold, Ponyboy.

 

No time, slow time.

The ticket to our monstrosities.

No out. No gliding to the light in vitriol.

“Who can compare?” screams what is left of nobility,

brimming will, cut down to a stump,

death head, full of fuel.

 

Games immortals play. The pretext of clown;

upside of your dark side.

Winter kissed,

I fight for alternate endings

while you engage in sexy toy talk.

A feral ballet,

vanishing finally like traces of snow on the lawn.

 

I have before me books on a wall,

the laughter, or is it rage, of crows behind,

broadcast to the sky, in depth, inside.

An image comes with the engine.

Torn out teeth; no sleep.

 

Abandoned, you’re never off the brink.

It follows you like a dirty instrument

waiting to play it’s melody.

A slender imprint to a dappled persona,

my concrete I, and in the stripes I see

the red in our flag. Hemorrhaging.

 

Mental and physical.

A brush within, a blush without.

No use to close your eyes.

 

Noiseless walk in empty rooms lost

            endless or endless

embrace of your dying brother

half a leg on the dirt,

half of you, caught.

 

Play it loose.

See the door to the basement.

 

Don’t choose.

 

Stay in touch with K.D.Rose so you don’t miss the release of Dream Poem

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2017 RONES AWARDS

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Vote in the 2017 RONEs this week for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Anna Lowe’s DAMNATION & Melissa Snark’s HUNTER’S MARK are nominated for the NOVELLA category in the InD’tale Magazine’s 2017 RONE Awards.

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Thank you for your support!

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Illusional Reality – The Quest.

Welcome to the FANTASY blog

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Hello traveler, welcome to Tsinia.

Do not stray from the path as there are riches to be found.

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Hello I am Thya, guardians of the Changlings and rightful ruler of Tsinia.

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It’s not that I’m stubborn –  look, I was taken from my home, transported to a magical dangerous place and then told that my whole life was a lie and I’m supposed to be the saviour to a race I know nothing about and then I’m told I have to marry the son of a dark warlord, and that it had all been prearranged.  Let me ask you, if you were in my position what would you do? How would you feel?
And they say I’m stubborn!

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Greetings I am Alkazar tutor of the arts.

ALKAZAR 

Come walk with me to the Recas.  Grenko has laid a splendid meal for you. Forgive me, I forget you are a traveler. Grenko retains the ability to grow things if it originate from the ground, such as fruits, vegataion, flowers.

No, Grenko did not grow the trees in Tsinia. They are very old and have been around for as long as I can remember.  

The mountain that is shrouding Tsinia is the mountain of Senx. Darthorn is a wicked ruler, a witch, I believe you would name him. Yes, a warlock, of course. Darthorn has always desired the Changlins and their power. He employs dark magic.

Fear not, you are safe. We have arrived.

Before you can enter our queen’s domain, you must answer a riddle to show you are true of heart, answer wrong and you will feast on the ground where you stand.

A container without hinges lock or key. Yet a golden treasure lies inside me.
What am I? 

Write down your answer.

Now that your are nourished let us continue our walk. Omad is waiting for us at the Recas. 

Sadly, nay. Not all Tsinians are born with a gift. I myself have the pleasure of teaching the young how to control and employ their gifts.

Tis true, those that posses the gift of Sonica have increased hearing capabilities. We were warned of Darthorn’s attack with a mist of poison and we were prepared.

Arh, and here is Omad  You are highly skilled in knowledge. It was a delight to converse with you. May the grace of the Changlins look favorably on you.

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Welcome traveler, Salco and Athron are in attendance. Follow me we will converse. I am certain you have many questions? 

Write down a question about Tsinia or the book Illusional Reality

You are correct, yes the Recas, Plecky, Tora and Escos are the only land constructions. We dwell up high within the ancient trees. The Tora is the dwelling of our gifted healer, Valcan. That is the Plecky and is of no concern to you. The Recas you have seen, and here we come to the Escos.

Enter and when inside, you will stand on the star in front of you. Farewell traveler.

Welcome, I am Salco. I was dispatched on Earth to retain our princess, the rightful queen, home. You may recognise her as Becky

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You shall answer three questions, these were compiled by Alkazar, as he holds fondness to your planet. Answer correctly and succeed in your task you are one step away from the reward.

I am Athron reader of the oracles.

ATHRON

Answer but three.

The Sahara desert is smaller than Mexico. True or false?

Earth is bigger than Mars. True or false?

Goldfish only have a memory of three seconds. True or False?

Why do you snigger. Alkazar retains a document of knowledge on Goldfish. 

With haste you will depart, the orb is waiting. Good journey to you traveler.

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Answers and questions to be sent to Karina
kkantasauthorassist@gmail.com
Those with correct answer will be put in a draw, the winner will have a gift from the lucky dip.

This amazing book is free on Kindle Unlimited and only $2.99 retail.
Thank you for supporting this independent author and her work.

Step out of reality and into an illusion.

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE B2BCYCON?

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What is that? I hear you ask.

The Brain to Books Cyber Convention & Book Expo has the feeling of a normal book/author convention but with so much more for the readers to see, hear and play.
The Cyber Convention is celebrating it’s 3rd year and it’s bigger than ever! Angela, B Chrysler is the brains, and working mechanics behind the CyCon and owner of Brain to Books, which is an open portal for independent authors. And thanks to the hard work of the genres managers, customer service, tech and the rest of the working wheels – who are ALL volunteers and have spent months making sure you and all the authors are happy and this years CyCon  and Book Expo is going to be the most successful and largest ever!

CyCon & Book Expo

Let me break it down. Imagine 200+ authors taking part in genre specific events such as Blog Hop, Genre Tours, Panels, Cover Wars, Character Tournaments just to name a few and then you, the readers can come into the convention and take part and it’s all FREE.

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And then you have Storytime, where two wonderful and extremely busy ladies (who are also authors) make time to read excerpts from authors books. So grab a coffee or tea and get curled up on the couch to listen and watch Storytime.

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The Blog-Hops are happening all over Facebook, websites and blogs. Follow the sign posts to all the blogs, take part, have fun, support all these amazing authors and enter to win books, swag, Amazon Gift Cards and lots more.

You can vote in the Cover Wars for your favourite book cover.

The panels are unscripted and start off with a theme and then the discussion gets passionate when the writers’ talk about the industry, their books, and life in general and you never know what will happen.
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The Book Expo are book features, again genre specific, so that you, the readers, can go your favourite genre, and take a look at books you’ve never seen before by authors you have never heard of.

The Author showcase, which is run from Goodreads, work as book booth, just like actual conventions have. Here you can learn more about the author and their books, you can take your time as you stroll through the convention, stopping at booths that catch your eye. Ask the author a question – you know you’ve always wanted to do that. And don’t forget to take some samples and a grab bag when they are offered.

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Don’t forget to enter the giveaways (there’s one for every genre)

And then there is JOE LIVE where you can click on anytime throughout the convention. Joe live is recording the convention, with live discussions, chat’s with authors and general chit chat and information about the convention 24/7. When Joe goes and shuts his eyes for a few hours, I will be taking over. So tune in you can watch and listen live anytime throughout the day and night and you can ask questions to myself, Joe and any of the authors that join us.

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And for the first time, MC (motorcycle club) authors are now represented. Here is a showcase just for this awesome genre. You can listen to short readings of the best fight scenes in their novels, become a biker and take part in B2BCyCon Biker Run and learn who won the title of the BADDEST MC NOVEL, in the Biker Wars contest.

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Umm what else have I missed? Seriously, there is so much for you to do, so much fun to be had on the cyber convention and book expo. 
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So you don’t forget about the convention, sign up to Save The Date where you will receive emails on the run up to the con. This wonderful gathering of amazing authors in all genres begins on 7th April 2017 and go on until 9th. The blogs will probably go on a little longer and of course, the showcase, panels, storytime, Joe live – in fact anything that is recorded will be around forever!
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Please reblog and share this article so everyone knows about the Cyber Convention and Book Expo.