Friday, August 31, 2012

*Giveaway & Guest Post* The Beach by Jaye Frances

The Beach is Available on Amazon NOW!!
Here's a synopsis:

Alan loves the beach. More than a weekend respite, it is his home, his refuge, his sanctuary. And for most of the year, he strolls the sand in blissful solitude, letting nature—and no one else—touch him. But spring has given way to summer, and soon, the annual invasion of vacationers and tourists will subdivide the beach with blankets, umbrellas, and chairs, depriving Alan of his privacy and seclusion—the fundamental touchstones of his life.

 Resigned to endure another seasonal onslaught of beach-goers, Alan believes there is nothing he can do but prepare for the worst.

 But fate has other plans.

 Delivered to him on the crest of a rogue wave, the strange object appears to have no purpose, no practical use—until Alan accidentally discovers what waits inside. Now he must attempt to unravel an ageless mystery, unaware that the final outcome will change his life, and the beach, forever.
In the companion novella Short Time, you’ll meet a respectable but bored middle-class executive, who exchanges his future for six months of excess and extravagance, only to find out the price he must pay for his hedonistic indulgence is beyond anything he could have imagined.

I obtained the above information at Ms. Jaye's website!

Now I will turn the Lair over to Ms. Jaye... I hope you enjoy what she has to say!! And beware at the end there is a giveaway....... Only if you are good!! *Evil wink*

Thank you, Cecile, for having me back on All I Want and More with my new sci-fi fantasy release The Beach, a “duella” including the bonus novella Short Time.

“Make a wish!” Many of us hear those words spoken every year, just before we blow out the candles on a brightly-lit birthday cake. It’s fun to fantasize about what our lives could be like if we had more money, or fame, or talent. But how many of us have actually considered the results of crafting our own destiny—especially the consequences that could arise from taking fate into our own hands?

It’s a question that Alan, the main character in The Beach, must answer when he begins to consider the possibility of creating a new and very different future for himself.

In the following excerpt, Alan is having a conversation with Efil, an unusual stranger who professes to have the ability to fulfill Alan’s fantasy.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Now, where were we?” Alan asked.

“I believe we were discussing the details of your desired outcome.” Efil clasped his hands together, forming a steeple with his index fingers. “The specifics of which had something to do with reducing the number of people within the immediate vicinity.”

“And the best way to accomplish it,” Alan added. “That’s when the deal started going south.”

“It isn’t necessary to re-visit those circumstances. I now have a much better idea of what you desire. Your goal is to prevent others from having access to this specific stretch of sand. Is that correct?”

“Right! I want them gone . . . all the damn people.”

“All of them?” Efil asked.

Alan hesitated. If Efil was asking, it was probably for Efil’s benefit. Alan commended himself for catching it. He would proceed with caution. “I’m not sure . . . about all of them.”

“Then perhaps you want less people.”

“Yeah, a lot less,” Alan confirmed.

“Do you have a specific number in mind? If you give me the final count, I can distribute even allotments of gender and age over the entire beach, or deposit them at opposite ends of the strand if you like.”

Alan walked to the kitchen window and stared at the still-paralyzed landscape. If I hand-picked the crowd, I could keep the numbers to a comfortable minimum and surround myself with a better class of people. People who I might enjoy being around. People like . . . me. “No, not a specific number. I want to choose who stays and who goes.”

“And those who go, what shall be their fate?”

“I don’t care what happens to them. I just want them gone. Permanently. Give them leprosy or turn them into shark bait. It makes no difference to me.”

“Then you’re leaving the means used to eliminate those whom you find undesirable up to me?”

“Is that a problem?”

Not at all,” Efil replied. “Simply a necessary disclosure, required when a client has relegated the power to inflict injury, illness, malady, or disease. So how shall we begin? Who will be the first to be purged?”

Here’s a brief synopsis:

Alan loves the beach. More than a weekend respite, it is his home, his refuge, his sanctuary. And for most of the year, he strolls the sand in blissful solitude, letting nature—and no one else—touch him. But spring has given way to summer, and soon, the annual invasion of vacationers and tourists will subdivide the beach with blankets, umbrellas, and chairs, depriving Alan of his privacy and seclusion—the fundamental touchstones of his life.

Resigned to endure another seasonal onslaught of beach-goers, Alan believes there is nothing he can do but prepare for the worst. 

But fate has other plans.

Delivered to him on the crest of a rogue wave, the strange object appears to have no purpose, no practical use—until Alan accidentally discovers what waits inside. Now he must attempt to unravel an ageless mystery, unaware that the final outcome will change his life, and the beach, forever.

In the companion novella Short Time, you’ll meet a respectable but bored middle-class executive, who exchanges his future for six months of excess and extravagance, only to find out the price he must pay for his hedonistic indulgence is beyond anything he could have imagined.

Author Bio:
  Jaye Frances is the author of The Kure, a paranormal-occult romance novel, The Possibilities of Amy, a coming-of-age romance, The Cruise-All That Glitters, a humorous adult satire about looking for love at sea, and The Beach, a sci-fi fantasy about a man who is given the opportunity to receive his ultimate wish and lives to regret it. She is also a featured columnist for the NUSA SUN magazine. Born in the Midwest, Jaye readily admits that her life’s destination has been the result of an open mind and a curiosity about all things irreverent. When she’s not consumed by her writing, Jaye enjoys cooking, traveling to all places tropical and “beachy” and taking pictures—lots of pictures—many of which find their way to her website. Jaye lives on the central gulf coast of Florida, sharing her home with one husband, six computers, four cameras, and several hundred pairs of shoes. For more information, visit Jaye’s website at www.jayefrances.com, or Jaye’s Blog at http://blog.jayefrances.com

The Beach  is available now in kindle eBook on Amazon
 at a special Introductory Release Price of $0.99
until September 15, 2012

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 ***Giveaway Time***
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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  2. I really Like your Hair it looks great. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  3. Wow. A new twist on a used title. :) It sounds very interesting!

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  4. Thank you all for the great comments. Good luck!
    Jaye Frances
    www.jayefrances.com

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  5. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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