SPIRIT OF THE LAKE: A WINTER FAIRYTALE





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o the snow fell and vanished in a blink like cotton candy on a wet tablecloth. So the ghosts wandered about the lake, softly and in love, like the wind adores the dark sky. And it was gloomy dark and silent that night. And it was Christmas Eve and snowing like in the olden times.

         Two white birds with golden beaks flew over the lake. They were majestically small and drew several circles around the unfrozen pond before they dropped in a little silver box. Then they flew away, fast as they came, strong like a stream of water on a burning branch.

The lake opened up with a sigh and swallowed the gift from the sky. The box could fit in a child’s hand, but as it traveled to the bottom of the lake, it grew and grew till it was big enough to fit a Christmas chocolate cake, or grandma’s old recipe book with half its pages torn apart. The dark waters lightened up with the silver glow of the box from above.

The Lady of the Waters held the illuminating object in her hands. Her transparent skin lit up as her blue eyes blinked twice. She pulled the lid back to peek inside the box.

PLANTATION ORIGINS - TEASER


I'm so happy that the first draft of the sequel to the Plantation Series is now finished! Here's a little teaser for you.






I saw it all coming and I didn’t know how to stop it. The end. I saw the skies growing dark with the heavy smokes of drone engines. The red lines on the black monitors devoured the flowing code that could have kept the systems running. I saw the light of the world becoming extinct. Even my father was unable to stop it. The gleaming buildings turned into lifeless monoliths consumed by the forked tongues of hellfire.


As my dark sister reveled in the sulfur discharges, I stared deep into the flames and forged a new determination. I would make this end my beginning.


(Eric - Plantation Origins)

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PLANTATION ORIGINS - A little teaser

The screeching voices pierced Eric’s skull, making his ears vibrate with painful echoes.

“Take the stone,” they chanted. “The power is yours. You will rule the dark world. You will rule the light.”


Eric dropped to his knees, a feeling of doom taking over his heart. He raised his gaze to the wooden stand that held the precious dark stone.


“Nothing will stand in your way,” the voices went on. “Stop fighting destiny.”

December Rafflecopter Giveaway and a Plantation story

With the holidays approaching fast, it seemed only logical to make the December Rafflecopter Giveaway a little more interesting. You can win prizes like one $50 and one $20 Amazon gift cards as well as a paperback. As always you can answer a question that will help me choose where to go next with the story.

You might also like to know that I wrote a story for my mailing list (DAMIAN) so if you want to read it, all you have to do is sign up for the newsletter (you can find the form on this website.)


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A big thanks

Yes, it's this time of the year when giving thanks just comes out so naturally but it's also true that your continuing support and enthusiasm have been beyond amazing. I wanted to let you know that I am working on a new book in the Plantation world and it should be ready for publication sometime in early 2015. I won't say much yet except that it will work as a prequel and a sequel at the same time and (hint, hint) you can count on Eric being there. 



Happy Thanksgiving!!