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A Venom Vice: Ch. 7
    7    I rested my elbow on the arm of my throne and leaned my chin in my palm, my free hand fiddling with the kerchief in my lap. Rosalind and I sat alone on the top tier of the second stand of seats for nobility. Instead of cushioned bench seats like the rest, our tier had just two throne’s and two lesser chairs. Neither throne was anywhere near as elaborate as those back at the castle, just simple wood, squared at the top without any fancy filigree or carving. Rosalind sat to my right but the throne to my left remained empty. Father had not yet arrived and there were whisperings that he’d been detained by important business
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A Venom Vice: Chapter 1 + Prologues
The Pre-Prologue:    The king looked down at the shrieking red creature wriggling in his arms. The creature responsible for the death of his wife.            “It’s a girl, Your Majesty,” said the midwife. Her voice was flat and exhausted. There was no congratulation in her tone.            The queen’s corpse was still laid out on the bed, unstopped blood pooling around her lifeless body. A wet cloth was draped across her forehead. Her damp brown hair was plastered across her face and pillow. The white chemise she wore clung to her, sticky with sweat.            She’d never loved him. He knew that. While s
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A Venom Vice Deleted Scene: Mourning
    A proclamation was sent throughout the Four Kingdoms that it was to be a time of mourning, for the Queen of the First Kingdom had died.    Tradition in the Third Kingdom dictated that, when mourning, everyone was to cover themselves in black robes and veil their faces. There was a day long fast in which no one was to speak, no one was to laugh to laugh, no one was to sing, run, skip, bound, jump, hop, canter, flip, flop, cartwheel, or otherwise show signs of any sort of merriment.    Needless to say, Jack had trouble with this tradition.    Rosalind woke me that morning with a finger pressed to her lip. She was dressed all in black
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Jack of Hearts to A Venom Vice
Before: Jack of Hearts 1    Jack In the Box    How to begin my story…    How does one begin any story, really? Begin at the beginning and end at the end. But where are those points? Birth and death, I suppose. But it would be rather difficult to write of either. My birth I do not recall (and I prefer not to ask details from those who do), and as I have not yet arrived at my deathbed I cannot claim to remember that either. And all the blasted details that go between those times! What a terribly long, dreary story that would be. Besides, I do not write this story for myself so much as I do for another. The most important person I ha
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Hook option 2: The Gypsy Boy
    A ragged troupe of performers made their way into the town of Halbrid. The growing crowd of eager onlookers stunted and dispersed when it became clear there would be no performance that day. Three men argued at the front of the haggard procession. The carts and wagons, once painted colorfully, were chipped and dull. Tense whispers floated through the caravan. The only smile among them was on the face of the ten-year-old boy being guarded at the rear of the procession. His hands were bound and tethered to a small wagon that must have once been yellow.    “I still say we shoulda just killed ‘im and left the body in the woods,&
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Hook Option 1: Death of the Queen
    The king looked down at the shrieking red creature that wriggled in his arms. The creature responsible for the death of his wife.     “It’s a girl, Your Majesty,” said the midwife. Her voice was flat and exhausted. There was no congratulations in her tone.    The queen’s corpse was still laid out on the bed, unstopped blood pooling around her lifeless body. A wet cloth was still draped across her forehead. Her damp brown hair was plastered across her face and pillow. The white chemise she wore clung to her, sticky with sweat.    She’d never loved him. He knew that. While she’d never rebuffed his a
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No Escape
Rubies graced her fingers and lips. The bright silk of her crimson dress turned dark By the dew of the garden’s grass. Her slippers turned thick by the moist earth. Her mask turned blindfold by her tears. The darkness turned prison around her. “No escape, my love.” Within, the masque went on without her. A violin screamed briefly above the beguiling music, Victim to a novice’s too proud hand. A man of blurring shades of black and white Danced against the wind that clawed The warmth free of her blood. “No escape, my love.” He sang to her as he grasped her arms, The heat of his fists doing naught to Prote
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A Venom Vice: Ch. 7
    7    I rested my elbow on the arm of my throne and leaned my chin in my palm, my free hand fiddling with the kerchief in my lap. Rosalind and I sat alone on the top tier of the second stand of seats for nobility. Instead of cushioned bench seats like the rest, our tier had just two throne’s and two lesser chairs. Neither throne was anywhere near as elaborate as those back at the castle, just simple wood, squared at the top without any fancy filigree or carving. Rosalind sat to my right but the throne to my left remained empty. Father had not yet arrived and there were whisperings that he’d been detained by important business
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A Venom Vice: Chapter 1 + Prologues
The Pre-Prologue:    The king looked down at the shrieking red creature wriggling in his arms. The creature responsible for the death of his wife.            “It’s a girl, Your Majesty,” said the midwife. Her voice was flat and exhausted. There was no congratulation in her tone.            The queen’s corpse was still laid out on the bed, unstopped blood pooling around her lifeless body. A wet cloth was draped across her forehead. Her damp brown hair was plastered across her face and pillow. The white chemise she wore clung to her, sticky with sweat.            She’d never loved him. He knew that. While s
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A Venom Vice Deleted Scene: Mourning
    A proclamation was sent throughout the Four Kingdoms that it was to be a time of mourning, for the Queen of the First Kingdom had died.    Tradition in the Third Kingdom dictated that, when mourning, everyone was to cover themselves in black robes and veil their faces. There was a day long fast in which no one was to speak, no one was to laugh to laugh, no one was to sing, run, skip, bound, jump, hop, canter, flip, flop, cartwheel, or otherwise show signs of any sort of merriment.    Needless to say, Jack had trouble with this tradition.    Rosalind woke me that morning with a finger pressed to her lip. She was dressed all in black
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Jack of Hearts to A Venom Vice
Before: Jack of Hearts 1    Jack In the Box    How to begin my story…    How does one begin any story, really? Begin at the beginning and end at the end. But where are those points? Birth and death, I suppose. But it would be rather difficult to write of either. My birth I do not recall (and I prefer not to ask details from those who do), and as I have not yet arrived at my deathbed I cannot claim to remember that either. And all the blasted details that go between those times! What a terribly long, dreary story that would be. Besides, I do not write this story for myself so much as I do for another. The most important person I ha
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Hook option 2: The Gypsy Boy
    A ragged troupe of performers made their way into the town of Halbrid. The growing crowd of eager onlookers stunted and dispersed when it became clear there would be no performance that day. Three men argued at the front of the haggard procession. The carts and wagons, once painted colorfully, were chipped and dull. Tense whispers floated through the caravan. The only smile among them was on the face of the ten-year-old boy being guarded at the rear of the procession. His hands were bound and tethered to a small wagon that must have once been yellow.    “I still say we shoulda just killed ‘im and left the body in the woods,&
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Hook Option 1: Death of the Queen
    The king looked down at the shrieking red creature that wriggled in his arms. The creature responsible for the death of his wife.     “It’s a girl, Your Majesty,” said the midwife. Her voice was flat and exhausted. There was no congratulations in her tone.    The queen’s corpse was still laid out on the bed, unstopped blood pooling around her lifeless body. A wet cloth was still draped across her forehead. Her damp brown hair was plastered across her face and pillow. The white chemise she wore clung to her, sticky with sweat.    She’d never loved him. He knew that. While she’d never rebuffed his a
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Jack of Hearts to A Venom Vice
Before: Jack of Hearts 1    Jack In the Box    How to begin my story…    How does one begin any story, really? Begin at the beginning and end at the end. But where are those points? Birth and death, I suppose. But it would be rather difficult to write of either. My birth I do not recall (and I prefer not to ask details from those who do), and as I have not yet arrived at my deathbed I cannot claim to remember that either. And all the blasted details that go between those times! What a terribly long, dreary story that would be. Besides, I do not write this story for myself so much as I do for another. The most important person I ha
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New Launch Date
As you may have noticed, (because I'm sure you all look at my website as obsessively as I do) the book launch timer for A Venom Vice has increased significantly. You may have also noticed that this is indeed the second time the timer has changed. Well, through a series of unfortunate events no where near as amusing as the ones described by Lemony Snicket, I have decided to push back my launch until July 1, 2017. It started with an Ulcer, a few missed deadlines from my various media specialists (through no fault of their own), and the realization that I did not, in fact, have everything I needed to create a hardcover version. Then I proceeded
Back again!
Hello again, my friends! Remember how I promised to be more active and I haven't been on in months? Yeah... sorry about that. Good news, though. I'm launching my official author website on Monday and will be launching "A Venom Vice" on January 30th! Woooo! It will be available as an ebook on all major ebook selling websites (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, etc.) and a print on demand option will be available on Amazon. Then, in February (no set date yet, but sometime that month) I'll be launching an audiobook version on audible! *Kermit the frog flailing* I'll keep you guys up to date as we finalize my cover art, get a book trailer, and I'
Sorry for the lack of updates. It's been a crazy few weeks IRL and it's catching up with me. I'll be back on it ASAP
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6 DAYS it's so incredible. I can't wait to look it up on ibooks. I had so much fun reading VV and I can't wait to read the finished product!!!!
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Nyxity|Hobbyist General Artist
You are a sneaky, naughty one, m'dear... such a large amount of submissions and then...

With.... drawel.... *Gasps*
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Dracawyn|Professional Writer
Sorry, I had a hectic weekend. ^^; I'll be back to updating tomorrow. 
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No worries. I was just displaying my adoration. =P I've waited so long already... I'd wait another torturous hiatus if necessary. Sweating a little...
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:+fav: Thank you! Have a nice day Flower for you
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Thank you for the :+fav: on my tutorials! :D
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Holy cow! You are alive!!!!!
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