The little niche book that would, will become the little niche book that could!

Penny Willan and the Well

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Is. Now. PUBLISHED!

And for those of you who think you might be interested enough to check it out, let me warn you…

It is every different from ANYTHING out there now.

It is very niche.

Very.

Probably stemming from the fact that is has a wide array of influencing elements.

To say I hate spiders? Understatement. To me, they are everything that is evil in this world. Everything that is dark, hairy, crawly, and fangy. What’s not to loathe? They creep me out and in real-world ways that no fictional serial slasher, like Michael Myers, ever could. Also? Not a fan of being in nature. Don’t be me wrong, I love the peace of it, I love the isolation of it, I love looking at it; there are times, like right after a nice, light rain, that I even love smelling it, but being in it? Nope. Not a fan. Too much going on out IN it, that I can’t see, nor control, and I don’t like that. (Yes, yes… I have control issues. What of it?) Plus, I walked, face-first, into a HUGE spider web one night, while out in nature years ago, and well, what can I say… It left an impression.

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Or, well, the huge spider I clutched in my hand, as I flung it from me, as I screamed into the night, once I caught it crawling on my face, trying to crawl into my mouth, to, you know, probably to eat my soul, but hey… Purely supposition on my part.

That’s a few things that I don’t like, which has influenced me. What I DO like?

I am a HUGE, old school fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Buffy Summers (the title character on the show) was a character a girl could look up to. She wasn’t a simpering damsel wasn’t waiting to be rescued. Oh, no… SHE did the rescuing. SHE did the wooing… And she did it with style, swag and sassiness. She saved the world… A lot. Strong, fun female leads are so rare. I guess that’s why I cherish this one so much and why it stays ever so beloved, no matter the passage of time.

I adore the atmosphere found in the classic monster movies Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein, The Mummy. That classic Gothic feel, of otherworldly darkness. A place of monsters and darkness, but told in such a way one can’t help but appreciate the romance of them.

I love original fairy tales. Not the watered down versions as told by Disney, but the original tales as told, for example, by Hans Christian Andersen. In their original form, fairy tales were cautionary in purpose. They were meant to serve as warnings for those foolish enough to embark upon life choices the majority where not in favor of. They were dark, often twisted and yet somehow, oddly enough, at the end of them? The reader was often left still OK with the result.

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I have such a blast watching horror movies, Edgar Allan Poe is the poet I am most often drawn too, I live for the thrummy beat of rock and roll, both lyrics and beat, The Monkey’s Paw still scares me in ways I cherish… I love the history channel and its documentaries, the concept of the seven deadly sins has always fascinated me, I enjoy contemplating how others view moralistic choices via philosophy and theology …I love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas, I love that feeling I get in my chest, when my heart melts after reading a good love story and I love how my pulse races when I can dive into a good book that has an epic battle, where ultimate evil and ultimate good are the two opposing foes.

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So much of who I am, so much of what I dislike and so much of what I love all played a part in the creation of my book, Penny Willan and the Well. I loved writing, though at times I never thought I would never get finished. I loved creating it, though at times I felt I was putting far too much into it that people would not pick up on.

Ultimately, I wrote this book for one person.

Me.

I wrote a book I desperately desired to read, when another could not be found.

And I enjoyed the whole, maddening process of it, every part, immensely.

It is my fervent hope, that you might as well.

Take a chance, try it out, see if you can see any of the things that I love and adore mentioned above that so influenced my while writing it and you might find this little niche book that would, will become the little niche book that could…

Find its way to your own list of things you love and adore that might one day influence you.

Who knows… and before you scoff?

Stranger things have happened.

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Physical feats of strength and power!

These gymnasts?

Sure…

Impressive feats of strength and power!

But…

In the animal world?

Humans are not the only gymnasts who can do impressive feats of strength and power!

Strength and power…

Not all have it.

But there are those who do, who use it responsibly.

And then, of course…

There are others who don’t.

Be entertained by those who don’t, come March 10th, 2015.

Penny Willan and the Well, is on its way!

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Delight of Discovery & ‘Penny Willan’… with excerpt!

What makes a good story? For me, there are a few elements that are critical.

Elements such as adventure, suspense, horror… Humor, romance, intrigue… Darkness, light and love.

Nothing makes me happier than to come across a story that takes all of my desired elements, tosses in a little Gothic noir, gives it a little shake and then lets the goodness pour out.

Thou, I must admit, when it comes to reading? Seems like that delight of discovery has been happening a little less of late.

Often at times, I find myself scanning over link after link of books on Amazon, reading the book description and leaving the site without nary a purchase. All because I am just so bored with the commonplace, the normal, the average literary fare.

I want a story, and a unique one. I’m so tired of reading stories that can be easily interchanged with another, by simply swapping character names. The current themes found in popular literature are exhausted: dystopian, new young adult, mom porn, witches and zombies—oh my!haunted well

When was the last time you read something, something new, something different…That grabbed you by the throat and didn’t let go?

When was the last time you read something that changed the way you experienced what you read…A story that stuck with you long after you read it?

If your answer, much like mine, is: “Far too long.”

Well, maybe I can help you out with that…

Penny Willan and the Well, excerpt:

No one really knows,
how the true story goes,
or where the curse had started.
But the curse is one,
forever darkening the sun,
damning the dearly departed.

Thy know no rest,
for the best,
are taken as payment for wishes,
from a magic so dark,
it fills one’s heart,
and the very soul it bewitches.

‘Tis by the old church,
that something there lurks,
deep in the wishing-well.
There something hides,
on its insides,
ready to damn you to Hell.

So drop in your penny,
whenever you’re ready,
and wish for all you could dream.
Wishes come with a price,
so please, think twice,
Envy will tear you apart till you scream.

Release date:
March 10, 2015

Penny Willan and the Well, excerpt from the book of Wrath!

Excerpt from, Penny Willan and the Well:

 

Love is the most terrifying of emotions,
for it can inspire acts of devotions,
born of the heart or a dark night of a soul.
The worst of them is wrath,
which is born on the behalf
of fears just waiting to take hold.

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With love ‘tis simpler to fear,
that what you hold so dear,
but if you concede, the price might be your life.
Trust that love it will find you,
because if love is true it will bind you
forever to a treasure that’s without a price.

For ‘tis true love has the power,
which can seek and devour
an opposing strength, no matter how dark the might.
Love can break terrifying curses,
brought upon by wrath, which nurses,
pure evil brought upon by fear and avarice.

But to benefit love’s power,
one must trust in it, not cower,
believe in it and its power is yours to wield.
For no evil can withstand,
the strength of love’s high command,
when love is brandished defiant and unconcealed.

So, now the well does it wait,
for your penny with astounding hate,
though dormant, ‘tis not fully at rest.
Never doubt soon ‘twill come a time,
when another mortal’s sins will unbind,
the fetters cursed at true love’s behest.

Stay tuned…

More excerpts to come.

Release date, March 10th, 2015.

Be ready for it!