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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Oubliette


With several graduation ceremonies out of the way, it's time to get back to work. ;D

Oubliette - (n) French for "a place of forgetting."

Ever since I watched the movie First Knight, years ago, the romantic horror of an oubliette stayed with me.

The idea of there really being a place where people were put, not to be tortured, but simply left, to be forgotten, with no hope of escape was beyond my comprehension.

Imagine, no light but what enters from above, if that, a place you can never visit again.

The smell of death and remains of others who were condemned to starve in not only their own waste, but that of the previous residents as well.

Not even screams of other prisoners being heard.

Nothingness.

Forgotten as if to be erased. No burial. No acknowledgement that you ever existed.

Don't ask what I was saying, here. I couldn't tell you. I do know I did not want to show despair. I wanted a quiet strength. An awareness and acknowledgement that only comes from a place of inner resilience and peace.

Something tells me she's not afraid.

Something tells me her captors are.






Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven
http://WillowRaven.weebly.com





Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nemesis cover is ready for publication.


The design is finally finished for the novel Nemesis, by Kaamil Garyson, and ready for publication. The website is still in the works, but I do have some cool links to share.

    Twitter - bit.ly/KaamilOnTwitter
    YouTube - bit.ly/KaamilOnYouTube
    Blog - http://sinistreproseonline.biz
    Radio - bit.ly/KaamilOnAFW

Check out the description I pulled from the synop: 

During sleep, a young soldier struggles with a haunting demoness, who eventually drags him into damnation. The US Army is calling it PTSD; Private Bishop knows it is something far more sinister.

Passionate about his job and equally aroused by the opposite sex, Private Kyle Bishop has been tormented by Lilith—the female demon associated with sex and death during sleep—leading Bishop to attempt suicide to avoid this harlot. After recovery in the mental ward of the post hospital, Kyle’s problems are compounded as a result of his self-medication.

After his near-death experience, Private Bishop’s drinking binge and pill-popping habit catches up to him as he passes out on his bed and is again tormented by Lilith. Once Bishop learns of the demon’s motives, both he and his buddies will be forever changed.
  
I hope to have signed prints available through my ImageKind gallery, as well as cool products that feature the work in my Zazzle shoppe soon. I'll give ya'll a head's up when they are ready for sale. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven
http://WillowRaven.weebly.com
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Where to get a copy of 'Spacecarrier' by Veradance


I promised to share more info about Spacecarrier once I had it, and here it is.

Short description

 
 
 
She had to steal a prototype from the most feared division on the spacecarrier, avoid being assassinated by her commanding officer and hope her new found love did not have her executed. 
 
That was only the beginning.





 

Extended description

The universe was at war.
 
The spacecarrier was the size of a moon with more sentient beings than the colonies it was sent to protect.

On the spacecarrier First Lt Starfield was fighting her own battles.

She had to steal a prototype from the most feared division on the spacecarrier, avoid being assassinated by her commanding officer and hope her new found love did not have her executed. 

That was only the beginning. 


So far, Spacecarrier is available in eBook at Smashwords for $2.99. Print copies should be available soon. Once they are, I'll let ya'll know.

Also follow Veradance on Twitter, like the profile on Facebook, and subscribe to/follow Veradance's blog on WordPress :D





Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven
http://WillowRaven.weebly.com





Saturday, May 5, 2012

Meet Lilith ... again ... cover art for 'Nemesis'


Another one of those images that I thought was done when the author goes: "You know, I think if we add ..."

So, here is Lilith, again, the protagonist for the novel Nemesis, by Kaamil Garyson. The website is still in the works, but will likely go live by the time I finish the design that goes with this work. Check out the description I pulled from the synop: 

During sleep, a young soldier struggles with a haunting demoness, who eventually drags him into damnation. The US Army is calling it PTSD; Private Bishop knows it is something far more sinister.

Passionate about his job and equally aroused by the opposite sex, Private Kyle Bishop has been tormented by Lilith—the female demon associated with sex and death during sleep—leading Bishop to attempt suicide to avoid this harlot. After recovery in the mental ward of the post hospital, Kyle’s problems are compounded as a result of his self-medication.

After his near-death experience, Private Bishop’s drinking binge and pill-popping habit catches up to him as he passes out on his bed and is again tormented by Lilith. Once Bishop learns of the demon’s motives, both he and his buddies will be forever changed.

So ... what do ya'll think? I will have signed prints available through my ImageKind gallery, as well as cool products that feature the work in my Zazzle shoppe soon. I'll give ya'll a head's up when they are ready for sale.


Until next time... Aidana WillowRaven
http://WillowRaven.weebly.com