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PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL: 1931-1933: Chapter 39 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 39.  If you are just catching up, see the  CHAPTERS section  to read the Prologue-Chapter 38 before proceeding to Chapter 39. Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the  SAMPLES section.   Otherwise, read from the word go :)  More coming soon :) CHAPTER 39 Bernice entered the back porch looking more timid than Doroth was used to seeing her. “Thank you, Mrs. Blake,” she said rather awkwardly.  Then she turned to look at Dorothy and Gerard who got up from his seat. “I’ll leave you two girls alone,” he said.  “Dorothy, if you would like to continue later, we can.” There’s more…? Dorothy thought looking up at her grandfather’s serious expression. In fact, we should, came the urgent thought radiating from Gerard.  Dorothy nearly jumped back in her seat at being able to hear her grandfather’s thoughts in that moment.  But she managed to contain herself and nodded.  Then Gerard turned and gave Ber

PART 2: THE FIRST EVIL, 1931-1933: Chapter 38 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 38.  Everything else will be coming asap.   If you are just catching up, see the  CHAPTERS section  to read the Prologue-Part 2's Fifth Interlude before proceeding to the Chapter 38. Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the  SAMPLES section.   Otherwise, read from the word go :)   CHAPTER 38 That afternoon, Gerard came in from working out in the garage when Violet came out to tell him that lunch was ready.  Cyril and Alice had gone out that day and the three Blakes couldn’t help feeling relieved to have them out of the house.  Dorothy had been able to make it down the stairs to join her grandparents.  The conversation was stilted but more pleasant than the night before.  Dorothy was also able to help her grandmother clean up the table.  Gerard had gone back outside to finish raking the leaves.  Dorothy looked out the kitchen window, watching her grandfather.  She noticed that her grandma Viol

First Series Synopsis and Other News

Hey everyone, The first series synopsis is now up in the synopsis section. Check it out here :)   There will be a couple others and one for each book. I've also decided to do the first draft of Book 2 for  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) .  I have the second book outlined and some of the scenes down and that is something you can have before beginning to write for nanowrimo (can't enter Book 1 as that would totally be cheating).  It takes place in November and you have to write at least 50,000 words.  But even if I don't reach that 50,000 word mark, I will post what I do get finished here.  So either way, you will get at least the first few thousand words of a first draft for Book 2. There is also a new interview up with me at  Idol Features .  I talk a little of how "Bloodlines" came about.  :) This began as a writing experiment of sorts and I do like where it's going.  I don't want to set a release date for the finished product yet unt

First part of chapter 38

Hey all, Here is the first part of chapter 38 and I'll be posting the rest later on.  Had a busy weekend at Horror Realm and I have some more news to report as well.  But for now, here is the first paragraph of chapter 38. CHAPTER 38 That afternoon, Gerard came in from working out in the garage when Violet came out to tell him that lunch was ready.  Cyril and Alice had gone out that day and the three Blakes couldn’t help feeling relieved to have them out of the house.  Dorothy had been able to make it down the stairs to join her grandparents.  The conversation was stilted but more pleasant than the night before.  Dorothy was also able to help her grandmother clean up the table.  Gerard had gone back outside to finish raking the leaves.  Dorothy looked out the kitchen window, watching her grandfather.  She noticed that her grandma Violet was watching her and giving her a small nod. “I haven’t been outside in a couple weeks,” Dorothy said. Violet gave her granddaughte

PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL, 1931-1933: Fifth Interlude (UNEDITED)

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Here is PART 2's Fifth Interlude.  Everything else will be coming asap.   If you are just catching up, see the  CHAPTERS section  to read the Prologue-Chapter 37 before proceeding to the Fifth Interlude. Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the  SAMPLES section.   Otherwise, read from the word go :)  Alot beginning to happen so stay tuned :) FIFTH INTERLUDE Matthew looked around. What happened?  How did I end up here? He was standing in the middle of a bedroom but the more he observed his surroundings, he began to notice that it resembled a dormroom than a home bedroom.  The floors were wooden and there was a bed beneath the window with a nightstand beside it and a desk in the center of the small room.  The room was dimly lit by a lamp on the desk and there was noise that came from a music box. At least I think that’s music, he thought.  What is that?  It sounds terrible! He walked over to where t

PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL 1931-1933: Chapter 37 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 37.  Everything else will be coming asap.   If you are just catching up, see the  CHAPTERS section  to read the Prologue-Fourth Interlude before proceeding to Chapter 37. Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the  SAMPLES section.   Otherwise, read from the word go :)  Alot beginning to happen so stay tuned :) PS- A bit of trivia:  The red hallway dream that Dorothy has (which appears more in the final chapters) is based on a recurring dream I actually had a couple years ago). CHAPTER 37 It was nearly one in the morning and Dorothy still hadn’t fallen asleep.  She lay awake in the dark looking up at the ceiling and hearing nothing but the silence around her.  She lie in bed, her brain swimming and trying to absorb what she had read in Maxine’s diary. Hugh and Melinda Singleton…who lived in upstate New York …and had a baby girl named Alice Rosalyn…or Jared and Maxine had the baby girl

Some News and 2 or 3 Chapters to be Posted This Week Along with First Synopsis

Hey everyone, I'll be posting 2 or 3 new chapters by the end of the week (Saturday).  We are getting down to the end of Book 1 and that's why I wanted to post the remainder of the first draft a bit quicker.  That way, I can allow the second draft (which I'm close to being done with) to properly "ferment" for a month or two before starting the third draft. Also, after some considering and planning of the plots, I've decided that this is going to be a four or five book series.  I figure four main bloodlines so four books would be appropriate but for the time being, I'm leaving the possibility open for a fifth if needed :) Also, I'll be compiling the first synopsis as well so that'll be here this week along with the next couple chapters to be posted. So I should have the first synopsis/blurb ready soon and two-three more chapters should be posted by Saturday. Have a fabulous week! Tiffany

PART 2, THE FIRST EVIL, 1931-1933: Fourth Interlude (UNEDITED)

Here is Part 2's FOURTH INTERLUDE.  Everything else will be coming asap.  Still Chapter by Chapter but with more frequency than before. If you are just catching up, see the  CHAPTERS section  to read the Prologue-Chapter 36 before proceeding to the Fourth Interlude. Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the  SAMPLES section.   Otherwise, read from the word go :)  Alot beginning to happen so stay tuned :) FOURTH INTERLUDE Matthew held onto Willow , rocking her as he did Dorothy when she was the age Willow was at. “How did you get here?” he absently asked her.  “Where did you go when you left?” They were surrounded by mist and an open blackness.  Even the ground on which they stood didn’t seem to be an actual ground.  It seemed light, weightless.  Everything about there surroundings were.  But Willow was real.  Nearly eighty years after her disappearance she had been found.  Matthew thought about taking her

PART 2, 1931-1933: THE FIRST EVIL: Chapter 36 (UNEDITED)

Here is Chapter 36.  As I said in the previous post, I'm going to try to post the rest of the first draft of Book 1 as quickly as possible.  Still Chapter by Chapter, but as quickly as possible :) If you are just catching up, see the  CHAPTERS section  to read the Prologue-Chapter 35 before proceeding to the Chapter 36. Also, check out some further character development in some excerpts from the second draft in the  SAMPLES section.   Otherwise, read from the word go :)  Alot beginning to happen so stay tuned :) CHAPTER 36 Dorothy’s gaze was fixated on the phone and it was as though everything else around her had ceased to exist.  In that moment, all that mattered to her was that phone and what may come from just one phone call.  She thought about Carl and wondered what he was doing at that moment.  In any normal circumstances, he may be out somewhere with George, Evan, and possibly even Jimmy and Reginald would be with them if they weren’t already doing something w