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The Captive of Embrellon – 2

Jason was sitting in a cell on the ship. He was alone, in grief and his only consolation was that he was still able to hear Shandarro on the link. At least that still worked. He was sitting on the bunk in his breechcloth, they had taken all of his other clothes, and he knew… Continue reading The Captive of Embrellon – 2

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The Captive of Embrellon

Chapter 1 It had been five years since the Marn had last been to Embrellon. Skagos had died while leaving the planet. He had destroyed his own ship and troops, rather than return to Marn disgraced, wounded, and maimed. They were an unusual race of beings. They were savage, war-like, and only interested in personal… Continue reading The Captive of Embrellon

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Infinities Gate – 5

Rising from the well, the six companions exited the gate and left the cellar. Taking the winding staircase back up to the manor proper, met by Lady McLeod and her husband, James, the six companions related the tale to their host. The adventure had taken four days in the realm of the Gods but a… Continue reading Infinities Gate – 5

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Punishment or Forgiveness?

Most people I have met believe that God is far off, that His purpose in creation is to punish us; when in all reality, his purpose is to forgive. Christ, God manifested in the flesh, came not that the world should be condemned, but that through ALL would be saved. It brings us to this understanding,… Continue reading Punishment or Forgiveness?

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The Twins of Embrellon – XIII

Chapter 12 Jason had been escorting Risa for four days and they were almost to the Temple, her shortcut was incredible, it had shaved at least five days off the trip. They would arrive soon. By evening. He was ready to be home for a day or two. Before leaving on this mission his father… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – XIII

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The Twins of Embrellon – XII

Chapter 11 Lantana had been working hard to make all the new things that they were capable of doing to work efficiently, they were spending time learning how to calm their minds, to sort out the voices, and separate the Free Skree from the Guardians. There was a subtle difference in the way they spoke.… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – XII

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The Twins of Embrellon – XI

The next morning, while he and Shamira were eating Shandarro said that he and Knala needed to hunt, and did they need fresh meat. Jason checked their supplies and said some fresh meat would be nice. Shandarro said they would be back soon. When they left, Jason sat next to Shamira and said “When we… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – XI

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The Twins of Embrellon – X

Chapter 10 Jason and Shandarro had been on Scout patrol for almost a month, they had met with Regulon, learned much about each other, and had become a cohesive team. They followed every lead they had, kept an eye on the sky for alerts to Marn presence, and used the Bonding Cave as a base.… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – X

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The Twins of Embrellon – IX

Chapter 9 Jason, Sharma, Shandarro, and Knala were travelling north, Jana had told him not to go to the Armory, but go straight to the Bonding Cave and use it as a base for him and Shandarro to work from. She also told him that they would be near to where Jamar was and if… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – IX

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The Twins of Embrellon – VIII

Once they had enjoyed their meal of roasted Auroch, with a rich gravy, roasted tubers, and kaba, they settled in to relax and enjoy being together. The evening had been quiet up to that time, and then Braela spoke, “We have had a lot of changes happening lately and it is the eve of the… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – VIII

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The Twins of Embrellon – VII

  The next morning, they were all on their way to fulfill their given duties. Yoran went to oversee the crossbow construction and placements, the Twins were off to train Guardians how to construct the bows and make arrows, and then train them to use them. Anyone could use a crossbow, just point and shoot,… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – VII

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The Twins of Embrellon – V

Chapter 5 They flew straight to the Bonding Cave from Yoran’s house. It was a quiet flight, they had learned so much from the Vatarian, and he was ready now for his life to be over, and had done as much as he could for the Guardians, and for all of Embrellon. He was one… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – V

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The Twins of Embrellon – IV

Chapter 4 Jason and Lantana were preparing to leave the cave discovery with their Ranger Leader’s. The training was critical for any Guardian, and they were as prepared as they could be. They were heading to the Bonding Cave where their father and Regulus had been bonded. They knew that what happened that day twenty… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – IV

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The Twins of Embrellon – II

Chapter 2 It was a new day for all of the cadets. Today, they were to begin Ranger training. They had done the initial flight training, learning how to make a battle saddle for the Skree, making armor for them, and learning how to pack their gear for travel. The last thing that you wanted… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon – II

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The Twins of Embrellon

Chapter 1 It was early, the Sun had just risen. Dawn was fading and the early morning mist was dissipating. Lantana stood at her window, looking outside and wondering what today would bring. She was sixteen, and today, she would be on the hatching ground hoping to bond with a new born Skree. Her father,… Continue reading The Twins of Embrellon

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Getting a thought into a storyline

When setting down to write your story, you should have an idea of where you want to go with it. Some stories, seem to write themselves, other stories takes planning, outlining, etc..., but all of them come from a thought. The thought doesn't usually take the form of a complete story, it begins as a… Continue reading Getting a thought into a storyline

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Do you believe that C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia are books that Christians should read?

Christian themes[edit] Main article: Religion in The Chronicles of Narnia A convert to Christianity in later life, Lewis had authored a number of works on Christian apologetics and other literature with Christian-based themes before writing the Narnia books. The character Aslan is widely accepted by literary academia as being based on Jesus Christ.[60] Lewis did… Continue reading Do you believe that C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia are books that Christians should read?

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My faith called into question.

I found out today that someone has called my faith into question. I am posting this in response to that belief. I found salvation at the age of 20 on April 1, 1984. I have live a repented life, I do write books that contain sorcery, magic, demons, wizards, angels, fallen angels, Nephilim, mythical creatures,… Continue reading My faith called into question.

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You’ve done all your pre-release work, and now what?

Before your book hits the market, i.e. for sale, you need to set up all your marketing avenues, get reviews, have beta readers read your work, at least ten people.  Then while it's available for pre-order, get your reviews ready and post them to all your social media accounts and develop a following. If you… Continue reading You’ve done all your pre-release work, and now what?

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You have a story in mind, now how do you get it written? Part 1

I've shared my personal story, first story I developed, and the first book I published. My intent was to inspire anyone who is an aspiring writer, to write your book. It doesn't matter if it is a great story, good story, a biography, personal journey, poetry, or any other type of book. It is your… Continue reading You have a story in mind, now how do you get it written? Part 1

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Personal Testimonial of God’s Grace

John R Moore Author – Biography In July of 2011, John R Moore was walking down one of the streets in Visalia California, and when stepping down off the sidewalk and into the street to cross, his back seized up, he had herniated three disks. This caused him to be unable to work and with… Continue reading Personal Testimonial of God’s Grace

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The Guardians of Embrellon – Finale

Chapter 13 Jatar watched the demonstration in reserved silence, then instead of calling for a volunteer, he took the staff himself, and formed the shield, and prepared to fire. He was by far the worst of all the Guardians at holding the shield and focusing the energy, something he didn’t spread abroad, if he could… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – Finale

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Infinities Gate – Chapter 2

2 They arrived on the Isle of Skye two days later they had to wait for the ferry to return they missed the launch by an hour. They got rooms for the night at a local inn and spent the day learning about the area of Scotland and its history while exploring the hills and… Continue reading Infinities Gate – Chapter 2

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XXI

He learned that there had been times in the past that Skree had turned against their own, betrayed them to others, and those had died. It was rare, but it had happened and when a Skree was bound to a Brellon, it was harder for them because they would follow the Brellon even when they… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XXI

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XX

They had been in the cave for six days, and Jazar told the men to get their gear together, they would leave tonight. The plan was to fly five hundred kilometers west, find a hiding place, then go south until they reached the tomb. All the men were a buzz. They knew the importance of… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XX

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XIX

After a week, they had thirty staffs, and now it was time to test them with the cadets. Jatar wanted the cadets to test it before he introduced it to the seasoned Guardians. His reasoning was if an unskilled cadet could use the staff, then a fully trained Guardian would be able to use it… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XIX

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XVIII

Chapter 10 Chrylos and Cartan arrived at Lantana’s tomb and began searching behind the statues, in the corridor, the secret room where he and Catya found the bracelets, the corridor went on for another twenty meters, and even though they didn’t find any more rooms, he was sure they were there, they just hadn’t figured… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XVIII

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XVII

Chrylos now began to seek the quiet place, and realized that when he was first learning how to communicate on the link as a cadet, Gryton had told him the same thing. Maybe, that was the secret, the process never changed, the people did. As a cadet, he had to learn how to calm his… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XVII

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XVI

He and Catya quickly sent a message down the link to Jatar to come, with a patrol and meet them. Jatar arrived a day later and when Chrylos took him inside the tomb, there was a strange silence that fell on Jatar, and with tears in his eyes he told Chrylos that all his life,… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XVI

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Infinities Gate – Chapter 1

Tamara Jenkins, Sorcerer Book Two   Infinities Gate   John R Moore Tamara Jenkins, Ph.D. an Archeology Professor had found the greatest treasure in the world inside a cave after completing an archeological expedition to northern Montana. Looking for Native American Artifacts for her Doctoral Thesis, she found a doorway to a surreal and fantastic… Continue reading Infinities Gate – Chapter 1

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Omniscient Narrative

Omniscient Narrative is the telling of a story in the third person where the narrator knows everything that's happening in the story, and writes from this perspective. It is my style of writing. For the stories I wrote which are action packed and requires the telling of the actions of the characters, it seems to… Continue reading Omniscient Narrative

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XIV

Once they had the men trained and they left for Lantana’s Tomb, Chrylos and Cartan focused on the task of raising the shield wall. The books were invaluable, they sped the process up greatly, and within a month, they had a force who could raise the shield wall, but they weren’t ready to meet Tygos.… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XIV

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XIII

Before Jazar was to leave with the Rangers, Chrylos asked Jatar if they could have a meeting, there were things he needed to discuss with Jazar, and wanted Cartan and Jatar in the meeting. Jatar didn’t know what Chrylos wanted, but it was plain he was up to something, and it had to be important,… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XIII

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XII

Before Jazar was to leave with the Rangers, Chrylos asked Jatar if they could have a meeting, there were things he needed to discuss with Jazar, and wanted Cartan and Jatar in the meeting. Jatar didn’t know what Chrylos wanted, but it was plain he was up to something, and it had to be important,… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XII

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The Guardians of Embrellon – XI

When Jatar returned to his quarters, one of the Archivists asked to speak with him, he bade him enter, and the Archivist in a very hushed, excited tone, told him he found it, he found the reference they were looking for, and it was from the time of Whitlaw’s daughter Lantana. It said that they… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – XI

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The Guardians of Embrellon – X

  Chapter 8 Jatar and the Guardians had had many battles with the Marn, for over a year, there had been skirmishes, night raids mostly, several ships had been destroyed, but the Marn kept coming. It seemed that every ship, and every trooper they destroyed or killed, another took its place. They didn’t have those… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – X

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The Guardians of Embrellon – IX

Chrylos and Catya were in the Great Temple when the Guardians returned carrying the bodies of the dead, and they brought Joktar and Junta into the temple with great reverence. He had served for sixty years, as a Guardian, Ranger, Elder, and head of the Great Council. Upon receiving the news, Joktar and Junta’s mates,… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – IX

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The Guardians of Embrellon – VIII

She and Chrylos set out for Varna the next day, they decided to take a leisurely flight home, not just to think about the time frame that Tygos gave them, but to go to the tomb unseen. Chrylos knew that they missed something important in the tomb, and he couldn’t get it out of his… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – VIII

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The Guardians of Embrellon – VII

In the short time since the rediscovery of Varna and all it held, the whole of Embrellon had changed. With the change came new hope and a new vision of all Embrellon could become. One of the greatest things that happened was that the humanoids decided that even with all their diversity from the refugees… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – VII

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The Guardians of Embrellon – VI

The expeditions were scheduled and Chrylos and Jatar, led the expeditions, which gave them time to talk, plan, and develop ideas on how to make everything work between them. Chrylos said that Jatar should be the senior commander, overseeing all of the bases, with a base commander for each base, especially if they were able… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – VI

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The Guardians of Embrellon V

Chapter 3 They arrived on Varna, this island was even more beautiful than the other two they had landed on while on their way. There were Aurochs, as large as the one they took on the first island. There were Kaba’s, larger than any kaba on the main continent. There were other animals as well.… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon V

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The Guardians of Embrellon – IV

She came to him and laid in his arms, and as they began drawing closer and into the ritual of mating, she noticed that on the link, Gryton and Zala were there too, the combination of her feeling for Chrylos, the Skrees feelings for each other and their joining fueled the passion between her and… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – IV

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The Guardians of Embrellon – II

Chapter Two It had been a year since the joining and the exercises were grueling. Catya had no idea what the training would feel like and the young Skree needed to be a year old before their riders could mount and begin the flying exercises. During the training, Catya learned to make her own saddle,… Continue reading The Guardians of Embrellon – II

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Progress update, Infinities Gate

Finally got back to the manuscript, about 6000 words into it now, and wow, this story is going to blow your mind when I finish it. Couldn't be happier about this. I wasn't stuck, or had writer's block, had to devote some time to my personal needs and take care of some things, that required… Continue reading Progress update, Infinities Gate

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When Reading How Do You Read?

ith a genuine book you don't have to worry about battery power and glare on the screen.  Yes you could throw the kindle or a book in your pack, they are both fairly convenient and when it comes to water the kindle could probably be protected now days if dropped in water and the book if not saved in time would be destroyed fairly easy.

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The Omega Gambit, day II

They attached tow cables to the remaining four ships and towed them into the main landing bay, it was a huge dock, and they approached the ships with fully armed space marines, ready to destroy the ships if needed. They opened their coms, and demanded the crews surrender and to exit their ships. The crews… Continue reading The Omega Gambit, day II

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God Wants You To Prosper!!

In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. Deuteronomy 30:16 KJV… Continue reading God Wants You To Prosper!!