[Novel] “Angeלs of Zion” (blurb)

Three years have passed since Laura Danco and her friends left St. Petersburg. Isaac and Dr. Levit continue to work together on their top secret project Angels of Zion. The main purpose being to create an army of ultimate soldiers—the kainomorphs—the clones whose physical abilities and strength exceeds human’s.

When the project goes out of control, one of the kainomorphs goes rogue, Dr. Levit gets attacked and subsequently dies, Isaac and Miri have no choice but to follow the clues that the scientist left them to find the rogue clone and to stop a catastrophe. The investigation brings them back to St. Petersburg, where they meet Laura and Chris.

The friends discover Daniel was an early prototype for the Angels of Zion. Now, his life is of an interest to many parties. With their own lives at stake, the friends should decide whether great victories require great sacrifices.

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L. Salt ~ Author Interview

“A queen of many genres” sounds good to me:)) Thank you Angela for the opportunity to introduce myself and my works to my future readers.

Angela K Parker

Behind The Scenes

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L. Salt

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Hello Book Fanatics,

Who’s ready for L. Salt? She’s a queen of many genres and she added us to her busy schedule today.  So prepare yourself for a look ‘Behind The Scenes’ with L. Salt.

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Author Interview Questions:

1. What is your Author pen name?  

I usually write under my pen name L. Salt, although my first published short story has appeared in an anthology under my real name.

2. What genre(s) do you write & why?

Most of my works are a mix of different genres. I’ve written a couple of magic realism short stories, a sci-fi/horror story, a speculative thriller/action novella, and a futuristic urban drama novel.

I think I write the same genres I like to read.

For example, I love history and everything history-related; however, I’m probably too lazy to research for a serious historical novel. So I prefer to…

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[Short story] “The Imp’s Chronicles”. An update.

Guess whose name is on the list:)))

Cross fingers , touch wood…2018 has been productive so far. My second short story “The Imp’s Chronicles” has been accepted for FULL METAL HORROR Anthology. It will be published 15th April.

The story is inspired by my visit to Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals.

You can read an excerpt here: The Imp’s Chronicles (excerpt)

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[Short story] “The Iced Asylum”. An update.

2018 has already brought some great news 🎉 🎉🎉 My short story “The Iced Asylum” has been accepted (as a reprint) for publication in “Meet Cute Mag” magazine. The story will appear in their February issue in print and on-line.
Although they haven’t got a Facebook page, you can still have a look on their site/blog (http://meetcutemag.com) and follow them on Twitter (@MeetCuteMag). They are cute, indeed 💝 💝 💝

[Novel] “The Ways We Follow”. An update.

🎉🎉🎉Trumpets 🎉🎉🎉

  I’m extremely excited to announce that my debut novel “The Ways We Follow” will be published next year with Australian (!) publisher “Wild Dreams Publishing”.
I haven’t got any dates yet, so please, keep up with me here (on my blog), on my Facebook page L. Salt, and my publisher’s web-site.
Meanwhile, you can check out my author’s bio and give some love (and likes) to my publishers.

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[Book Review] Insights From Professionals by Antoine Airoldi

I fell very grateful for the opportunity to read and review Antoine’s book long before its official release date. I must admit I don’t read non-fiction very often, apart from art – or history-related works. However, it seems like Antoine’s book arrived just in time to help me to think over and evaluate my own creative writing process.

Every person who’s trying to find his/her passion in life and turn this passion in something creative (and even financially successful) has a time when they feel lost. The passion may become a heavy burden, and he/she is almost ready to give up and come back to a pretty standard, “nine till five” everyday routine. That’s what I feel from time to time when I experience writer’s block or another rejection from publishers/agents.

  “Insights from Professionals” is a collection of interviews with eleven creative people—from artists and copywriters to start-up entrepreneurs and music fest’s promoters. Every interviewee shares his/her way to success, their raises and falls, their inspiration and, the main thing, their practical tips.

Reading this work, I realized I’m not alone in my procrastination and wish to give up writing. Success is impossible without trying and making mistakes, without harsh criticism (sometimes even from friends and relatives), and piles of rejection letters.

For me as a writer, the interviews with Raymond Duke and Alicia Cook became the most valuable, as they described their ways to writing/copywriting and gave some useful advice which I’ll definitely take on board.

This book shows that there is no straight, easy, smooth road to success. There is no scheme or scenario to follow to become a successful professional. There is just a process of learning, ideally from other professionals, but most of all, from your own failures.

I recommend “Insights from Professionals” to everybody who’s looking not only for inspiration, but also for practical advice that works!

Amazon: Insights From Professionals

 

 

 

 

Poetry Contest

I don’t write poetry, however, I do care about the readers of my blog and I know a few poets amongst them. So I decided to share Kayla’s post here, on my page:))) I hope it will be useful for those bloggers who would like to showcase their poetic works.

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Are you a poet? Do you enjoy writing poems until your heart is sore or until it soars?

Well, I happen to LOVE reading poetry so I would like to hold a poetry contest! Read the rules and prizes below!

Rules:

  • To be eligible for this competition you must be subscribed to my page (i.e. following and receiving emails.) Not subscribed yet? No worries! Go to my home screen and click FOLLOW (I’ll receive a notification when you do :D)
  • Leave your poem or a link to your chosen poem in the comments below.
  • I will be using a point system to chose the winner:
    • You will receive 5 points automatically for subscribing (everyone must subscribe to be eligible)
    • You will receive another 2 points for sharing the contest on your your own blog and linking back
    • Your poem will be rated on a 1-10 scale based on creativity…

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The Brotherhood of the World Award

   First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to @kaylaannauthor for nominating me for The Brotherhood of the World Award.  Kayla is new to the world of blogging (as well as I am), but her blog is engaging and already full of useful writing tips. I recommend you, guys, to check it out 🙂

 About the Award

I don’t know much about the award, all I know is that it is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.  This award is a way for bloggers to highlight their fellow-bloggers and discover more about them and the blogging process.

THE RULES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD AWARD:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions sent to you.
  3. Nominate around ten bloggers.
  4. Create your set of questions for your nominees.
  5. List the rules and display the Brotherhood Of The World logo in your post (I put the logo on the top of this post).

Questions for Me:

  1. What do you primarily blog about?

My blog primarily consists of excerpts from my works, but also some news, interviews, blurbs, etc.  The main reason I’ve started it was to showcase my writing to the bigger audience. Such media like Facebook or Twitter has its limits. For example, messages in Twitter are limited to the certain wordcount.  Nobody would read a 2,000-word excerpt from a novella on Facebook, but they would do here, on the blog. For me, blogging is another great tool for promoting my writing and seeking feedback.

  1. What is your favorite movie adaptation from a book?

There are lots of them. These are only a few which I can recall straight away:“Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown, “The White Queen” by Philippa Gregory, “Wolf Hall”by  Hilary Mantel, “The Pillars of the Earth”by Ken Follett, “SS-GB” by Len Deighton,  and of course, the epic “The Lord of the Rings”by J. R. R. Tolkien.

In general, I love history and everything history-related, and I like historical fiction (books and films) which reflects the certain period of history in all details.

  1. What are your ultimate aspirations?

First of all, to get at least one of my books published. Also, it would be cool to create bigger audience of readers.

  1. What advice would you give to new bloggers?

Don’t stop! Even if you haven’t written anything for a long time. Blogging is a very time-consuming enterprise. When I started my blog, I’ve promised myself to write a post at least once a month. However apart from the blog, I also need to look after my Facebook page and, the main thing, to write my stories. So sometimes, I can post two articles per months, but some months I don’t post anything. I realised that the main things for blogging are consistency, patience, and determination. It’s not that easy to get a few hundreds followers for your blog (like for a Facebook page, for example), but even these couple of dozens I have worth hundreds 🙂

  1. What do you consider success when blogging?

I think, first of all, your own feelings about it. How do you feel about your blog? Do you want to come back to it more often? Do you see it as a tool for your professional development and promotion as an author? Does it help you to communicate with other fellow-bloggers/writers? The amount of followers is also important, especially if you want to build a career in it. It’s also an indicator of your content and how engaging and interesting it is for your followers.

My Nominees:

I would like to nominate the following authors:

www.herlostmango.com

www.kaylaannauthor.wordpress.com

www.homehugshuskies.wordpress.com

http://www.therandomnotebook.wordpress.com

http://www.unbolt.me

http://www.ashortconversation.com

www.scribescanvas.com

www.linaaquamarineblog.wordpress.com

www.thisisyouth.org

They all have wonderful blogs and invest lots of time and efforts into them.

Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is the main purpose of your blog? Do you blog for a leaving, just for fun, use it as a tool to promote your writing, business, etc.?
  2. What are your favourite topics/genres of blogs and why?
  3. Do you have any topics you would never blog/write about? Do you have any taboos?
  4. What is your understanding of freedom of creativity? How do you express it in your blogs?
  5. In your opinion, should censorship apply to blogging/creative writing? If yes, who should be the censors and what criteria should they use to assess writing?