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In The Hot Seat with January Bain

Kicking off Monday with another In the Hot Seat…

Currently Reading…. A reread actually, Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. Had an idea to do the same for Zombies because what if a very small town is suddenly dealing with a “Zombie Virus”. How would “normal” people react to such a horrific event affecting their friends and neighbours? And Michio Kaku’s Parallel Worlds for my Science Fiction Storytelling…

Currently Watching….Game of Thrones (all past seasons)  and Deadwood.

Guilty Pleasure…Dark Chocolate and cheese. (I don’t like my blood sugar to rise so the cheese inhibits it.)

Best Advice You Ever Got… You just got to show up every day from my doctor who was mentioning what he had told some of his son’s friends. It’s good advice ‘cause nothing can happen if you’re not there for it! And being a workaholic, I like the straight forward sound of that.

A Country or Town You’d Like to Visit…Nome, Alaska where my first novel is set. The gold rush days maybe long past, but the romance lives on…

Highly Recommend You Read This Title… So Many—Gone With The Wind, Sons and Lovers, Flowers for Algernon, Salem’s Lot, Forever Man…

I’m Shameless Self-Promoting…Forever Man published by Champagne Books, a book dear to my heart as it’s my first in a series on the life and times of Vampyre!

Excerpt:

As I reached the woman she looked up at me with stark pleading in her eyes. “I didn’t see him! Please, I need help!”

Crouching down beside them, I carefully laid my hands on the whimpering dog. It looked like a husky, probably a sled dog. He or she was still breathing, but it was labored and loud. I could also see blood on its soft white fur.  My heart instantly melted and reached out to the poor creature with its pain-filled, whisky-brown eyes that seemed to beg me to do something. Despite the gut-wrenching plea, I felt helpless, sheer happenstance had brought this poor animal to this end and I had no power to save it from its fate.

Hesitantly, I reached my hands out and laid them on the poor dog’s head and its eyes seemed to tell me that it knew its fate. Tears flowed and the image of the dog blurred. I felt its pain as my own as I closed my eyes in sheer anguish.

Please, I prayed, as tears dripped on its blood smeared fur, let this beautiful creature be okay. Suddenly, something came alive inside me like a dam bursting its banks, and a great tidal wave of energy flowed through me from my very core. It was so strong it made me shake and my legs, cramping in the crouch, almost gave way.

A surge of pure power seemed to drive through my hands into the dog as I concentrated my thoughts on it and then all I could see and feel was hot, white light surrounding me for a few brief incredibly thrilling seconds. The light blinded me, its power as strong as the noonday sun. I was electrified with a sense of pure aliveness. Like I was at the pinnacle of my strength and I could arise up and fill the world with goodness and healing. Then, just as suddenly, the floodgates in my mind closed and the white hot energy retreated back into my hands that began to shake violently with the excess energy

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