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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Now Available! Pre-Pricing Continuing Until Gift Purchases Process

21 Oct
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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Now Available!

Pre-Pricing Continuing Until Gift Purchases Process

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A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Now Available!

Pre-Pricing Continuing Until Gift Purchases Process

October 21, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Gift Purchases Still Processing

My intent was to keep my pre-release price of $2.99 for my new thriller through the release date this past Sunday.

However, it appears that not all the gift purchases are processing, or at least showing up in my reporting data.

If I increase my pricing before the gift subscriptions are redeemed or processed, the recipient won’t be able to purchase my new book without paying additional monies on their own, which isn’t the intent of the gift purchases.

So for now, pre-order pricing for “One Night in the Hill Country” remains at $2.99.

It is also available free for subscribers of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited.

Those are some pretty good reasons to try out the new book -

Besides that readers are reporting they like it :-)

Thanks so much everyone!

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Blurb:

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children. Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

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General Reader Info -

A 3000 word, story-content sample, is available on my site, at :

One Night in the Hill Country, a Thriller : 3000 Word Sample.

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For Reviewers -

A complimentary review copy can be provided to book and arts related reviewers. Please send a link or links to your review site.

Review copy would be notated “Review Copy” on the copyright page. And review should note at the beginning that a review copy was provided.

Please send information to yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com

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thanks everyone :-)

adan

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Related Titles with the Same Main Character, Sam (Samantha)

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Hello, Darling

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Queen – work in progress : novella, set in Vermont

Related Articles :

Story Sample plus Links : Hello, Darling – Light Suspense Mystery

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery

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Interviewed by Andrew Updegrove – Attorney, Author of The Alexandria Project

20 Oct
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Attorney, Author of The Alexandria Project

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October 20, 2014

Category – Thriller

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First Fiction Over-all Creativity Interview

http://updegrove.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/an-inteview-with-authorpoetphotographer-felipe-adan-lerma/

I am very excited to post a link to a comprehensive creativity-orientated interview that author and attorney Andrew Updegrove has posted on his website.

Beside the very kind words from Andrew in the intro to the interview, I have to say, the questions he posed made me delve deeply into my reasons for writing and other forms of creativity. Enough so I came up with the last question, to myself, tying together the various strands.

Additionally, because Andrew himself has recently self-published an exceptionally well received thriller, especially on Goodreads, The Alexandria Project, it is an honor to have him focus his attention my way.

So with much thanks, I ask my readers to either jump on over to the interview directly, or, if you would like to see the questions below, then go over to his site and see the full interview. My first thriller, One Night in the Hill Country, went live yesterday, and this is a great way to celebrate entering its first full week on the market – thanks everyone (smiles).

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Questions Posed for Interview

1. It looks from your site like you’ve never written a thriller before. If so, what tempted you to write a book now in that genre?

2. Can you tell us a bit about your new book?

3. I also see that while the genre is new to you, the main character – Samantha – is one you’ve worked with before. Would you tell us a bit about her?

4. Will your regular readers learn new things about her when Sam finds herself in this new type of situation? Will she as well? (And did you?)

5. A lot of your work uses Austin and Texas as a background. Is that only because you know that area well, or are there special aspects that make it attractive to you as a stage?

6. What got you started producing and sharing so many different types of work?

7. What can we look for from you next?

8. Any tips you’d like to share with other self-published authors?

9. How can readers help spread the work about One Night in the Hill Country?

10. So. With all said and done. With all these creative outlets, what is your creative writing about? Or, for that matter, your paintings, and other arts? Is it the same for each of your creative interests?

http://updegrove.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/an-inteview-with-authorpoetphotographer-felipe-adan-lerma/

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“One Night in the Hill Country” – Available!

19 Oct
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Available!

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A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

Available via subscription, direct purchase, or library.

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“One Night in the Hill Country” -

Available!

 

October 19, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Happy Birthday to Me! (smiles)

My birthday presents to myself both involve(d) a lot of work -

Getting fit again (yoga classes, 5:45 a.m. boot camp) -

And releasing my first thriller -

Missions accomplished!

With special thanks to all those who helped either happen (and in my wife’s case, both!) – I greatly appreciate all the re-tweets, encouragements, and best wishes. I absorb them all :-)

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Blurb:

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children. Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

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General Reader Info -

Special Pre-Order Pricing is available through the first day of release, October 19, 2014.

Also, a 3000 word, story-content sample, is available on my site, at :

One Night in the Hill Country, a Thriller : 3000 Word Sample.

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For Reviewers -

A complimentary review copy can be provided to book and arts related reviewers. Please send a link or links to your review site.

Review copy would be notated “Review Copy” on the copyright page. And review should note at the beginning that a review copy was provided.

Please send information to yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com

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thanks everyone :-)

adan

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Related Titles with the Same Main Character, Sam (Samantha)

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Hello, Darling

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Queen – work in progress : novella, set in Vermont

Related Articles :

Story Sample plus Links : Hello, Darling – Light Suspense Mystery

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery

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namaste´- con dios – god be with you (smiles)

Sheila & Adan

Sheila & Adan

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“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 – Last Day to Pre-Order

18 Oct
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Last Day to Pre-Order

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Pictured Left :

A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

Available via subscription, direct purchase, or library.

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“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 -

Last Day to Pre-Order

 

October 18, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Blurb:

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children. Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

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General Reader Info -

Special Pre-Order Pricing is available through the first day of release, October 19, 2014.

Also, a 3000 word, story-content sample, is available on my site, at :

One Night in the Hill Country, a Thriller : 3000 Word Sample.

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For Reviewers -

A complimentary review copy can be provided to book and arts related reviewers. Please send a link or links to your review site.

Review copy would be notated “Review Copy” on the copyright page. And review should note at the beginning that a review copy was provided.

Please send information to yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com

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thanks everyone :-)

adan

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Related Titles with the Same Main Character, Sam (Samantha)

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Hello, Darling

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Queen – work in progress : novella, set in Vermont

Related Articles :

Story Sample plus Links : Hello, Darling – Light Suspense Mystery

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery

“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 – Reader & Reviewer Information

“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 – Two Days Before Launch – Road Trip with Grand Child

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namaste´- con dios – god be with you (smiles)

Sheila & Adan

Sheila & Adan

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“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 – Two Days Before Launch – Road Trip with Grand Child

17 Oct
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Two Days Before Launch -

Road Trip With Grand Child

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Pictured Left :

A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

Also Available in Kindle Unlimited

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Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

Available via subscription, direct purchase, or library.

***

“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


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“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 -

Two Days Before Launch -

Road Trip With Grand Child

October 17, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Last Days Before Launch,

Wife & I Took a Road Trip with the Youngest Grand Child

max shiela squirrel IMG_5114Berdoll Pecan Candy

http://www.berdollpecanfarm.com/

(ps, i think they’re trying to tell the squirrel where the pecans are)

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So either I’m as fabulously planned for my launch as can be done.

Or I’ve done all I can do with what I know and am capable of.

Which, like raising children, might be the same thing.

:-)

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Blurb:

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children. Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

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General Reader Info -

Special Pre-Order Pricing is available through the first day of release, October 19, 2014.

Also, a 3000 word, story-content sample, is available on my site, at :

One Night in the Hill Country, a Thriller : 3000 Word Sample.

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For Reviewers -

A complimentary review copy can be provided to book and arts related reviewers. Please send a link or links to your review site.

Review copy would be notated “Review Copy” on the copyright page. And review should note at the beginning that a review copy was provided.

Please send information to yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com

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thanks everyone :-)

adan

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Related Titles with the Same Main Character, Sam (Samantha)

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Hello, Darling

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Queen – work in progress : novella, set in Vermont

Related Articles :

Story Sample plus Links : Hello, Darling – Light Suspense Mystery

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery

“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 – Reader & Reviewer Information

*

namaste´- con dios – god be with you (smiles)

Sheila & Adan

Sheila & Adan

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The Writer’s Life – 101414 : Sometimes, Doing a Little of Nothing, Gets a Lot Done (smiles)

16 Oct
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101414 :

Sometimes, Doing a Little of Nothing, Gets a Lot Done (smiles)

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Everyday Gratitude Vol 1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006VDH4B8

Also available on Kindle Unlimited.

Story Sample plus Links : Everyday Gratitude Vol 1 – Daily Meditations via Everyday Life

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October 14, 2014

In-Between, I Needed a Rest

Doing a Little of Something

Finding Gratitude, Sheila

Finding Gratitude, Sheila – The Breath Expanding Into the Soul

My first boot camp fitness class behind me (plus the little pieces of me that clinked off – smiles), and my next yoga alignment class still a few days ahead, I did my most continually favored DVD.

Or at least the ten minute portion that’s yoga. There’s upper and lower body intensity level segments also, and I like doing those periodically also. But the yoga portion is superb. Quite a few gentle poses. And I usually zip through the ten minutes and feel much much better.

Sometimes, I start and stop the tape (old folk term for a disc).

And let myself just relax into the pose.

Finding, by not doing anything but breathing and being quiet, what aches.

Then breathing deeply and visualizing that spot, letting the oxygen filling my lungs trigger a mentally directly stimulating of the area that doesn’t feel so good. The expansion and soft breath release of the muscle area hurting (more often just aching), is like magic.

When I felt rested, in the position, I restarted the disc, and repeated through each position.

Letting myself determine the pace and amount of time in each pose.

When it was over, I rested. In savasana.

Doing a Little of Nothing

Adan at Table with Light from Window

Last available table at Skinny Pancake, near the Waterfront, Burlington Vt.

The yogic pose savasana is also referred to as the corpse pose.

That doesn’t appeal to me.

And the word savasana has an easy audible connotation for me, sabana: bed sheet, or blanket. I heard it referred to basically any covering one might use in bed, though usually with the additional connotation (for me) of having some sense of weight to it.

And of course, for me, a savanna brings up images of sweeping vistas of tall grasses swaying in the wind.

Growing up in Houston and living along the Gulf Coast most of my life, that was a frequent view; especially when I was younger, and there was less development of the land.

Inspiration for resting comes much more pleasantly for me with these other connotations. :-)

I’d like to rename this pose. Maybe something like dream pose!

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Doing Nothing

Not doing anything, in the resting pose – I’ve currently come to realize – doesn’t mean having nothing happening in myself.

Oh, and notice I slyly said, “I’ve currently come to realize” – meaning what I think I “know” – changes.

But, getting back to my point (oh, and this is kinda what happens to me during meditation, and even savasana – a meandering of sorts) -

An Eye Like A Hawk

Resting, truly resting, is not blocking thoughts and feelings that appear to our mind and heart, but observing them, becoming aware of them, and, if we decide to, acting on them.

Letting the tediousness of most of our thoughts and feelings pass through, usually will allow them to dissipate. But not always. So this is also a way of finding out what things are most important to us.

Sure, it’s a lofty and desirable goal that we reach moments, even extended moments, where we slip into what either is our imagined source of being, is a true tapping into our origins, but working with what I get, and where I am, is part of the letting go and being able to rest.

Thoughts on Writing that Came to Me.

Wine Glass on Terrace

Wine Glass on Terrace at Sunset – Galveston Texas

So I rested, in non-corpse living-dreaming pose, for awhile. Ten, fifteen minutes. Which is but an instant, but seems like another forever in moments. :-)

Creative thoughts for my WIP (work-in-progress) managed to work their way to consciousness.

Bits of dialog. Plot line adjustment-enhancements.

Even a new better suited first chapter.

That last creative thought, I realized right away, was probably derived from the reading the first few chapters of Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays by Lucy V Hay.

I’d read much the same, in different words, in a few other books, but the way it works for me is, as I continue to do creative work, studying how creative pieces have been formed, informs me differently as I progress.

Much the way doing the same poses, over time, and for varying lengths of time, have also done.

Mind-Body – for me, it’s undeniable.

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The Writer’s Life – 100114 : Pictures Are More Than What We See

The Writer’s Life – 101014 : My First Boot Camp Since 1974! (USAF)

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Story Sample plus Links : Everyday Gratitude Vol 1 – Daily Meditations via Everyday Life

15 Oct
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October 15, 2014

Categories : Story Samples plus Links

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Sample Chapters & Links – My Blog Series

Though each digital outlet usually has a preview capability, what is previewed to the reader varies tremendously.

Some outlets have pre-determined unalterable percents, and some allow the writer to set the percent, which then is passed on to where the book is distributed. But even then, the receiving retailer may have their own set limits.

What I want to be able to present to a reader, is at least 10% of the actual content.

Of the story. Or photo-memoir. Or photography. Or poetry.

This new series on my site allows me that.

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Everyday Gratitude Vol 1 – Daily Meditations via Everyday Life

Synopsis

A simple daily meditation on the everyday happenings in my life.

Meant to be an example of what anyone can do each day to help reach an understanding of one’s own daily life, and finding something to be grateful for each day.

Written in a prose-poetry format.

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Sample

[ please note: formatting may differ slightly in the ebook ]

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Everyday Gratitude

Vol 1

© Felipe Adan Lerma

One

made a call to my

ancient-to-be

mom

who at 84 1/2

is so thankful we’re thankful

too

may i be as alive at 84 and one half as she is now

got calls from the kids

calls completing

the circles

it’s thanksgiving

for my wife and i

and

our little circles of circles

ringing the holidays

and for that

i am grateful…

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Two

we wondered down to the tree lighting

with the families young and old

carriages and canes

into the town’s downtown

bundled like newborns

gifted with boots

wraps caps and

gloves -

the coffee at the market we

paused

in…

hot tasty with mocha

yet most grateful

am i

for

able-ness

eating

my

bagel

organic with seeds warm with scents

what a blessing chewing

enjoying to eat

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Three

time

spent in a cool winter

sun -

time

spent wandering

among the chores

like children

caught

in a tools-delight

unaware

chores

are

more often

less enchanting

but grateful

for these

bits of ignorance

slips of knowledge

our sifts of living

with those we love

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End of Sample

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Links to : Everyday Gratitude Vol 1

Everyday Gratitude Vol 1Note: Things digital seem to be changing more each day (vs settling down), and some online outlets have had sporadic problems with downloads, links, and accessibility. In addition, as events evolve, it may have become necessary for me to either remove an outlet, or settle on just one I can depend on.

If all else fails, please contact me for availability : yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com .

Updates are also posted on my Samples Page on my site.

Amazon – currently (101414) exclusive on Kindle Unlimited

Barnes & Noble

iTunes

Kobo

Oyster

Scribd

Smashwords

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Related Articles :

dVersepoets dVerse Poetics–Sculpting a Poem, “The Shape of Gratitude”

Opening a View of Gratitude

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“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 – Reader & Reviewer Information

13 Oct

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Reader & Reviewer Information

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Pictured Left :

A novella, “One Night in the Hill Country.”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MXGMN68

*

Original fiction, photo-memoirs, and poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma

Available via subscription, direct purchase, or library.

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“the intent of this blog is to incrementally build a body of thought that works toward integrating various topics, yoga, fitness, and the arts – it’s a process…”


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Fitness ** Arts ** eBooks

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“One Night in the Hill Country” Launches Sunday Oct 19, 2014 -

Reader & Reviewer Information

 One Night in the Hill Country med v3

October 13, 2014

Category – Thriller

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Blurb:

In “One Night in the Hill Country,” a suspense thriller, Sam (Samantha) takes four young cousins to the Texas Hill Country to search for a kitten, visit some vineyards, and enjoy a Saturday afternoon. They encounter a mis-guided effort by brother and sister, Rolf and Tara, to use illegal immigrant children as bait to catch men who would abuse those children. Cultures clash and mesh among the children, while the adults play for life and death.

*

General Reader Info -

Special Pre-Order Pricing is available through the first day of release, October 19, 2014.

Also, a 3000 word, story-content sample, is available on my site, at :

One Night in the Hill Country, a Thriller : 3000 Word Sample.

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For Reviewers -

A complimentary review copy can be provided to book and arts related reviewers. Please send a link or links to your review site.

Review copy would be notated “Review Copy” on the copyright page. And review should note at the beginning that a review copy was provided.

Please send information to yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com

*

thanks everyone :-)

adan

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Related Titles with the Same Main Character, Sam (Samantha)

Dirty Sixth Street, Austin

Hello, Darling

The Sound from Nowhere

Prop Master, Where’s the Liqueur?

Related Articles :

Story Sample plus Links : Hello, Darling – Light Suspense Mystery

Story Sample plus Links : Dirty Sixth Street, Austin – Light Crime Mystery

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namaste´- con dios – god be with you (smiles)

Sheila & Adan

Sheila & Adan

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Story Sample plus Links : Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Photo-Memoir Vol 2 #BVT

12 Oct
Everyday Inspirations Vol 2

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Photo-Memoir Vol 2

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October 12, 2014

Categories : Story Samples plus Links

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Sample Chapters & Links – My Blog Series

Though each digital outlet usually has a preview capability, what is previewed to the reader varies tremendously.

Some outlets have pre-determined unalterable percents, and some allow the writer to set the percent, which then is passed on to where the book is distributed. But even then, the receiving retailer may have their own set limits.

What I want to be able to present to a reader, is at least 10% of the actual content.

Of the story. Or photo-memoir. Or photography. Or poetry.

This new series on my site allows me that.

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Vol 2

Synopsis

10 original images.

Photo-poem photo-memoir set in Burlington Vermont.

The images work their way from tight close items of interest – an underwater tree rocks, a snow flower, wisps of sea grass by a pond – broadening out to vistas of a winter landscape as the book progresses.

Unique commentary perspective. Initial commentary when first published. Second commentary added nearly two years later, giving a new layer of meaning as seen by the poet-photographer.

Links to related places of interest are also included (no ads).

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[ please note: formatting differs slightly in the ebook ]

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Everyday Inspirations : Photo-Poems Vol 2

© Felipe Adan Lerma

One

Underwater Tree

 

1 tree on ice

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it’s in the winter’s icy reaching

that the light begins to cast

reflections

and

begins

to reach anew
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Broken, it’s as if the tree is reaching down to the source of its root, with its limbs. The once sky-touching tree tips dipped and frozen below the surface.

A whole other thought, of returning to one’s source, than when I first took and studied this image over two years ago.

Then, what caught my eye, remembering standing in an icy air I wasn’t used to being in at all, was how the light stretched as the short day saw the sun speed to the west. Though there’s a bit of reflection on the left side of the tree, it’s the tiny stretch marks of sunlight on the far left side I wanted to capture with the (relative) close-up of the tree and rocks around it.

As if the light was, even in the bitter cold, reaching out.

This is but one of many possible views on the bridge that connects Burlington to Winooski. In Vol 1 of this series (also now updated to a Second Edition), I try to show a few more.

A little more info can be found via the two links below.

Also, a quick reminder, I don’t use affiliate links in my books or website, ie, I’m not paid to suggest these. They just appeal to me – thanks so much.

Winooski Falls – http://www.northeastwaterfalls.com/waterfall.php?num=410&p=0

Winooski River Walk – http://www.localmotion.org/trails/trail.php?trail=78

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Note: Things digital seem to be changing more each day (vs settling down), and some online outlets have had sporadic problems with downloads, links, and accessibility. In addition, as events evolve, it may have become necessary for me to either remove an outlet, or settle on just one I can depend on.

If all else fails, please contact me for availability : yoga (dot) adan (at) gmail (dot) com .

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The Writer’s Life – 101014 : My First Boot Camp Since 1974! (USAF)

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Before Day Break

October 11, 2014

Boot Camp, Lessons I Learned

I felt I was (am) out of shape. My wife suggested I’m simply “working on my conditioning.”

Wise woman. (smiles)

In the piece below, I compare my actual boot camp experience, to going to a writing workshop with writers already well into good production habits :-)

The physical boot camp is in regular text, and the writing parallel in italics.

A Writer in Boot Camp

© Felipe Adan Lerma

boot camp 1 a IMG_4835It was my second go round, trying to attend a before-sunrise exercise class.

I’ve outlined and begun my 2nd thriller novella, “Queen.”

I took a quick picture of actually getting in my car and starting it up.

Tweeted and spammed everyone I was working on a new story.

I’ve gotten myself fit several times through-out my life, and figured, tough as this might be – it was even tough – I should keep up or at least do ok.

I’d been working on stories on and off my whole life, what’s the big deal!

I was first to arrive, obviously a good sign.

The instructor got some basic info from me, and suggested he’d modify my workout as we progressed as needed. We’d start with one lap around the track.

Once the slacker writers arrived, we were told to write a story.

Taking big yogic breaths, I held my own, only slight behind the clusters of bodies pacing ahead of me.

I quickly sketched some dialog, a few witty repartees, and raised my hand to indicate I was done.

Slightly past half way around the track, my lungs decided they needed either, a break, or much MUCH more air, particularly oxygen.

I read my story out loud, then listened to the other writers detail rough outlines, detailing where the character arc curved, and why.

The instructor congratulated everyone, and assigned the next set of exercises, a triple round of varied body movements meant to stretch and condition us.

The writing teacher said we could move on now, to develop the story. I thought, “develop?” Didn’t we just finish? There’s more to work on, already?

Gently, in a non-drill sergeant voice, the boot camp instructor offered my several modifications of the movements if needed, and watched to see if my alignment and form posed possible problems.

The writing instructor sat beside me. Having made a copy of my short story, he lead me through it from word one, asking as much as suggesting improvements.

The other boot campers finished their sets, and took off for more laps. This time around the block.

The teacher gave the other writers the all clear to produce what they’d like, possibly getting a grasp on a potentially completed idea and first draft to work from.

When my fellow exercisers returned, they offered me congratulations on having finished a full class.

The other writers saw I had a complete idea, and offered their approval.

Hunched over in my car, ready to drive back home whenever I caught my breath, I thought to myself. Ok, I’ve definitely been here before. 1974, 1989, 2001. And now I could add, 2014.

My striked-through added-to copy of my story in hand, I remembered I’d written completed stories I was proud of, and knew I could do it again.

And I realized, I’m getting old enough that, if I keep things up, I might, just might, be able to finish this exercise-incarnation, all the way to the end – fit. Pacing was everything. And at my age, time is all I have left. Might as well just pace and enjoy. Besides, Sheila was making oatmeal, and had fresh fruit she said she’d be adding to it. Pace. Breathe. Enjoy.

I turned the car radio on, low, my head hurt if I tried to play it after-lunch-loud. None of the other writers had seemed in a hurry, and I realized I felt the same way. I had an idea-action blueprint printed neatly on paper, folded into my pocket, and already forming baby-ideas inside me. Yes, sir, I smiled. Pace. Breathe. Enjoy.

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