5/19/13 I am having left shoulder rotator cuff surgery on May 23rd and I'm alittle nervous. It's not only my dominant arm, but it's my first surgery, and at the time, being in pain, I chose the earliest date. Now though, realizing my surgery is on the 23rd, the most unluckiest, wicked number in numerology, I'm panicking alittle. I'm superstitious, and 23 is a number I try to avoid, but I can't change it now. Oh well. On a positive note, I went to church today :)
5/19/13 It has been such a great weekend for me as a writer. Even with my shoulder giving me pain, I feel motivated to write again. I've received some amazingly kind and thoughtful/insightful reviews on Goodreads and Barnes & Noble (usually the reviews on B&N are harsh at times - but not this time). Most of the comments are for Back To Blue, my most controversial volume in the Blue Series, and for that, I am relieved! I've received a few hate reviews, which could be due to the homosexual content in the story, but this is why writing is such a challenge. I'm not going to please everyone but I'm going to write what I want - no censorship - and revel in the good reviews and ignore the bad ones. I'm excited to finally see a really good review of Under The Blue on B&N last week. I've really given that book a face lift and taken alot of the critcisms of it to heart so that now I'm proud of what I call 'the ugly duckling' in the series. If you haven't downloaded the newest version of Volume 1, I hope you can because I've added to it in places and taken out some of the extra fluff that wasn't really necessary (first writer/novice rambling disease). Hope you like it and if you do, write me a review of the 'new and hopefully improved' version on Smashwords.
5/17/13 I'm not sure why the mobi version is displaying part of my book in italics. I will check with tech support and have them check it. Thanks for the heads up, technological
5/17/13 After a long, stressful shift at my day job, I came home to find one of the best reviews for Back To Blue :)
I love the detail in Technological's explanation of the plot, drama and development of my characters without giving anything away to the reader. Thank you for such a great review! I really needed to read that so that I can get motivated again to write. I'm scheduled for shoulder surgery soon, then will have some forced time off from work and hopefully, I can write while under the influence of narcotics (should make for an interesting read). I really appreciate all my Blue Series fans and to everyone who takes the time to write thoughtful reviews, writers like me thrive on it and feel even more inspired to write.
On a side note, one of my nurse friends who has an office desk next to me has read all my Blue Series books and today, she surprised me by telling me that and asking what the end would entail. I told her and she got quiet, then I reassured her that I was reconsidering changing the original plot. See what I mean? So, I will probably alter the end. Just so you all know, Joel was supposed to die in Volume 4 when Azmodeus saved David. I kept him alive because of all the comments about him (he's by far, the most popular character). So...with him still alive, I have to somehow change the ending anyway, therefore, it will not be original, but better :)
5/15/13 I haven't been able to write this last book. Is it writer's block? Maybe there are psychological reasons why I can't seem to revive my characters? Maybe I don't want to start the beginning of the end? I know one thing for sure, I will be mourning my catastrophic ending of the Blue Series because as I see it, there will not be a happy, predictable Disney finish to the storyline(nothing against Walt Disney - I love Peter Pan and The Jungle Book.) I have a dreaded feeling all my 51 Smashwords fans on my author page aren't going to like how the story will end. I just have to get brave enough to write it. I'm currently stuck on Chapter One...sigh.
4/15/13 "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway
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Bio: As a novice writer, I wrote the first three books from The Blue Series during the years 2006 through 2009. I wrote Into The Blue over a six month period in 2012and am currently writing the sixth book in the series if you count Beyond The Blue as two books. I grew up in Oceanside, California, attended and survived Vista High School, and did attempt twice in one lonely summer, to drown at Oceanside Beach. I desperately wanted to be a boy as a child and teenager and envied my two brothers for their gender. I was considered a loner, didn't have any friends, so I created the story as a means of escape. It worked most of the time and I have to admit, it kept me out of trouble.
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- Flicker Blue 1: Plain Jane
on March 11, 2012
I just read the first novella and all I can say is what an interesting, insightful, and thoroughly engaging story! I read most of it in one quick read because it was so entertaining. I look forward to book two!!!
- Flicker Blue 2: Jigsaw
on April 12, 2012
I am loving this series. It is like nothing I've read before. I feel as though I am watching it on a movie screen and that says more than I can write about how Brea tells her story. Well done!
- Only the Innocent
on Aug. 18, 2012
This was a very entertaining story! I read it on a plane from San Francisco to Raleigh surrounded by crying babies and it saved me! I loved the premise, enjoyed the imagery and the attention to detail Katrina adds to the background to give the reader an accurate picture of each scene. The characters Bette and Phillip are likeable, and the ending, perfect. A great read!
on April 17, 2013
LOVED THIS BOOK! It's set up for a perfect sequel and griping til the very end. Brea Nicole Bond does an amazing job creating suspense throughout this story. It's been awhile since I've sat down to just read a book and not write, edit, proofread fifty times, etc, and I have to say, Reaper was a thrill, now one of my favorites. If you love to read about dark fantasy mixed with urban reality, read this book.