Creative Prose Publishing is proud to announce the release of The Gift of Lies, the YA debut of author Norma T. Rudolph.
The locals call the place Jake's Hell after Summer McCalister's crazy uncle Jake who claims to have seen impossible things there. It's a badlands of rugged rock cliffs and sharp pinnacles that no sane person would attempt to enter.
The Atomalians call it Daneye, a secret alien city of unequaled beauty, masked behind illusion. Atomalians believe that natives of Earth must never know about them and their powers of the mind or it will destroy the Atomalians' peaceful lives.
When Summer is drawn out of bed and pulled to Jake's Hell by an urge she can't control, she fears she's crazier than her uncle. But when the young Atomalian, Bentri, steps out of thin air, she knows she's either crazy-or dead. Taking her to his unbelievably beautiful city doesn't erase the fact that he's keeping her hostage in a room with no door and no way out.
Bentri's world is suddenly and completely devastated by the appearance of the native Earth girl. If she's discovered within the city, law decrees she be destroyed. As Bentri is bonded with her, that means he would also die. Their only chance might be to escape-but can Bentri survive in her world?
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Norma T. Rudolph was born and raised in the wilds of Wyoming where she spent far too much time alone as a child making up silly daydreams in her head.
She served a mission for her church, got a degree from Brigham Young University in fine arts, married a sculptor and then realized that two artists of that variety in one family were too many, so she turned her art into words. Finally, she learned that the cure for living in her head was to put those crazy things onto paper.
She still lives in the prettiest part of Wyoming, has three beautiful daughters, and the amazing sculptor husband, who works hard and lets her stay home to tell her stories.
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NEW RELEASE Feb 2, 2015 Debut Novel
Honorable Disgrace: the StorySixteen -year-old Angie Adams is smart, beautiful, and head-over-heels in love. Everything is going her way as she catches the eye of her longtime crush, football hero Cory Jacobs, proves her strength to those skeptics on the powerlifting team, and even lands her first job without even having to apply.
But Angie’s new job may be more than she bargained for. She soon finds herself drawn toward her older, very good-looking employer, Brad. Cory is everything Angie could ever want, so why does her stomach do flips every time Brad looks at her that way?
Then, when Angie’s older sister, Lorraine, needs a late-night ride to a friend’s house, Angie senses she could be making a big mistake. She knows all about Lorraine’s problems with drugs and alcohol, but her concern for her sister overrules her cautious instincts. That night, Angie is brutally attacked and raped. All the while, Lorraine is just in the next room, oblivious to (or ignoring?) Angie’s cries for help.
In the aftermath of such cruel betrayal, Angie can’t bring herself to trust anyone: not her family, not her friends, and definitely not herself. She struggles to “be strong,” fighting against growing feelings of worthlessness and despair. And for Angie, the horrors are not yet over.
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Lorraine gasped, her eyes growing wide, mouth agape in horror. She grabbed my arm, the ugly mottled bruises stark against my pale skin, a myriad of color on a white canvas. “What happened?”
“Noth—” I tried to jerk away, but she held fast.
“Don’t you say nothing.” Her teeth were clenched, her eyes smoldered, the intensity of her gaze too strong. Afraid of the emotion, I looked away. “Those bruises aren't nothing. What happened?”
“It’s nothing!” I yanked my arm away, angry tears seeping out of the corners of my eyes. I fled to the corner of the bed.
I didn't have to tell her anything, I didn't owe her anything. She hadn't cared enough about me last night to see if I was alright, abandoning me for Dave, just like the other night with Hobbs. I wanted to scream at her, ask her why she hadn't come, why she hadn't saved me, why she had put me in that situation in the first place.
I could see the question in her eyes, “Angie—”
“Just get out of here.” Quietly, I cut her off.
She stepped toward me and put a hand on my bed. I clamped my mouth closed in an angry line and shook my head. She ignored my warning, her knee pressing down the bed.
“Angie, who did that to you?” Her voice was full of worry.
I clenched my hands so tightly I felt what was left of my jagged nails dig into my palms. Why hadn't she come back to check on me? Why?
Flying at her, I screamed, “I said get out. Leave me alone.” I shoved her, knocking her through the door, slamming it in her stunned face. I locked it and leaned against it. My knees gave out and I slid to the floor. I stared at my arm, transfixed by the dot to dot of discoloration, remembering the cruel feel of his fingers.
The handle rattled above my head and then Lorraine knocked. “Angie, let me in.” The knob rattled again. And then the door shook against my back when she slammed into it. “Fine.”
Her footsteps retreated. Shortly after, I heard the distant open and close of the front door.
I pulled a blanket off the foot of my bed, draping it around my shoulders, pressing the heels of my hands to my eyes in a vain effort to staunch the flow of tears. I could have told her. I should have told her.
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I love sharing great book finds and this month I can't wait to share with you Cindy C, Bennett's re-release ofThe End of Feeling. This book is anything but, as you will feel the effects long after the last word is read. Benjamin Nefer and Charlotte "Charlie" Austin will follow you into your dreams and keep you company for weeks to come. I LOVED it!
We start our journey as Charlie moves to a new school, becoming the topic of conversation for many there. She is beautiful, smart, quirky, and an instant target for smooth talking Benjamin. The problem, she's already been warned of his reputation and she has a secret or two she'd rather keep private. Hiding is her specialty and she prefers to remain in the shadows.
Benjamin is the typical great looking, smooth-talking, high school jock with amazing footfall skills and a reputation for breaking hearts. On the outside he is the kind of guy every girl wants to date and every guy wants to emulate. But his home-life is a nightmare, one that will only be tolerable when he remains unfeeling.
Assumptions keep Charlie at arms length, giving Benjamin time to realize feeling empty may not be what he wants. Outside influences help Charlie remain at a safe distance from Benjamin's heartbreaking ways and wonder what it would be like to trust her secrets with the outside world.
This book is one emotional whirlwind that keeps you turning pages to see what happens next. I found myself cheering for Benjamin and Charlie as they navigate a world no teenager should ever have too, knowing that many do.
I had the privileged of interviewing Cindy C. Bennett! Not only is she an amazing author, but a wonderful person, both professionally and personally.
What ‘s your favorite type of ice-cream? Cookie dough
What’s your favorite writing beverage? Water (boring, I know)
Do you have any favorite writing snacks you like to have on hand? Chocolate, usually dark
Thank you, Cindy, for taking time out of your busy schedule! Like I said, she's amazing, isn't she?!
Pick up her book now at AMAZON or B&N now! I promise you will not regret it, and she may just become one of your favorite authors. I know she's one of mine!
Happy Reading, my friends!
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