Dome: Episode One [FREE DOWNLOAD]

A heartbreaking portrayal of ambition, betrayal, and intrigue, Dome is a serialized Science-Fiction Thriller that tells the story of a small group of people who try to figure out the reason behind the construction of this dome-city in the center of the world’s harshest continent.

Prologue

For a man who knows that our worst nightmares are about to come true, Jack Riddell has no trouble sleeping at night. “It is said that Caesar wept when he found out about Pompey’s death.”

“What’s that got to do with anything?” the host of the show, a woman in her mid-thirties, asks. For the last hour or so, the richest man in the world has avoided giving her a straight answer.

Jack laughs. “A man’s character is determined by how he reacts in the face of adversity. By how strong his enemies are.” Ignoring the dumbfounded expression of the host, he adds, “I believe people should realize Dome is a simple reminder that we can fight against insurmountable odds and win.” Continue reading

What I learned in five years of blogging

Five years. Five years of daily blogging. Five years since I decided to never give up, no matter what. To keep writing, to keep blogging, to just keep at it for as long as it took.

And what a ride it has been. Around the world, indeed. 200 or so countries. Lots and lots of people, lots and lots of stories… Continue reading

New release: 2:22 AM

coverThey say the only ones who are awake late at night are the lonely and the loved. The former find it hard to fall asleep when all they have to do is dream with open eyes about their beloved. It’s almost a compulsion.
But what about the lonely? All the artists, the dreamers; the ones who hold tight to a reality they don’t understand and want to explain? Continue reading

Life is pain

image

“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” William Goldman

I’m not a big fan of “positive thinking.” Yes, it’s important that we love ourselves, that we try to see all that is good and worthy of gratitude in us and others. I believe in seeing the light in others and offering them the support they need to better themselves.

But I also know that it is extremely important that we be realistic about what is what and who is who.

Continue reading

Review$30 (down from $50) –   Have you written a book? Do you want to reach a potential audience of over one hundred thousand people? Purchase a review from my e-store hereand I’ll read and review your book on my blog.

Showcase – $30 (down from $50) – Are you a graphic designer or photographer? A painter?

You can showcase your works in a post on this blog. Including artist bio, an artist statement, and links to websites, online stores, and social media.

Purchase here.

Interview – $30 (down from $50) – An interview by me about your work, your blog/website.

Purchase here.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian

Advertisements

Feelings

The say feelings come and go. They also say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does enthusiasm.

Love, hate, depression, frustration, dissapointment, anger…none of those truly last.

They come and go, depending on the circumstances in our lives.

So, what lasts? Continue reading

On a winter’s day

story-a-week

It was the third time she was asking me to come by her place. I did not want to see her, but I have always felt… inadequate when refusing people. It feels wrong, that’s all. Nevertheless, I told her that I didn’t have the money to pay for the cab fare to her place. No other means of transportation. It was in the dead of winter, I couldn’t just walk ten miles. She said she’d pay my cab fare.

“Just give me a ring when you get there and I’ll come down,” she said.

I feel I should apologize. This isn’t one of those stories where something extraordinary happens. The kind of things that are stranger than life itself. No. I am sorry. Also, there’s not even the kind of dialogue that would make you smile because it was just that clever. No witty remarks, no sarcastic comebacks. I haven’t…

View original post 1,102 more words

Book Review: The Author by Jordan Antonacci

How far would you go to rebuild the life you let break?

Forensics expert Troy Graves has helped solve a lot of crimes, but he can’t seem to put back together the pieces of his own life. After years of chasing a serial killer known as “The Portrait Killer”—TPK—through the streets of Laguna Niguel, Troy has lost his wife as well as himself. Desperate and eager for the freedom of a fresh start, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Going behind the back of his Lieutenant, Troy takes on the role of Lead Detective, hunting the streets of Laguna Niguel for the one thing that haunts him.

But when he puts a face to the monster, Troy only sees opportunity, and does something unorthodox—he asks the killer for help.

Seduced by his lust for greed, Troy seems to forget that every action has a reaction, and that befriending the Devil doesn’t go without consequence.

***

This is a true thriller. Quite a simple statement, right? But it does convey the fact that there are a number of things the author of this novel does right. One of them is it has the storyline, the pace, and the characters worthy of such a bold claim. The rhythm is on point, making you want to read the whole thing as fast as possible.

Suspense and mystery go hand in hand. The things you don’t know, you want to find out. You want to figure everything out.

The writing flows smoothly, which is one of the things I appreciate most about any kind of novel.

If you enjoy reading thrillers, then this book is a must-read.

***

From the author:

In chasing after what we want, we often leave behind what we had. We burn bridges, cut ties, and close doors that can’t be re-opened, no matter how much we knock.

Too often when we get what we wanted, it’s only after that we realize it’s not what we thought.
Too often…when we let something go, it’s only after that we realize what it truly meant to us. Every action has a reaction; every decision, a consequence.
***
The Author is available on Amazon.com here.
Jordan Antonacci’s blog can be found here.

 

When I Wanna “One”

Sharing God's Story

I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you’ll have trouble, but be courageous—I’ve overcome the world!
John 16:33 ISV

Yes, trouble, tribulations, trials, tempests, and temptations all are to be expected in this world. It’s what I do when they show up that makes all the difference.

I’m part of a small accountability partnership with some brothers, in which we daily group-text a numerical status. It’s a simple scale of 1-5, with “1” being an absolute failure, a return to old ways. (Note, no one ever gets a “5.”)white,antique,fall,chain,isolated,steel

I’d like to think that integrity and pride and desperation are enough to keep me from having to post a “1,” but they are not the only safeties I turn to “when I wanna one.”

Here are a few of them…

Yes, I know that nothing good lives in me—I mean nothing…

View original post 401 more words

You define yourself…

wp-quoteWho are you?

Most difficult question one could possibly ask.

Who are you?

Where do you even begin to answer such a question? What defines you as a person? The things you own? Or the things you do? What about the people you love? Or the ones you hate?

The thing is that we are not easily defined, we are not finished products, but works in progress.
Continue reading

Today Only: Lazy Sunday Sale

Hi guys,

Today only a super sale on reblogs:

10 Reblogs – $59.99 – Do you have a WordPress.com blog? Have you written a piece you’d want everyone to read? Now you can have your content reblogged to an audience of over 128, 500.

You can purchase here.

You can use them whenever you want to.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase an advertising option, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian