Welcome again to CentreStage!
Having had a little break last week, we’re back in full swing. CentreStage features fantastic authors from around the world. These authors might tell you about their lives, their writing, their books, books they like reading (or hate), their cats, dogs or ships… or indeed, their favourite Alien powers!
Today, I welcome fellow loveahappyending.com author Darlene Jones with an out-of-this world post.
Miss D came to me one day with this page of scribbles. She thought it was some kind of communication from aliens and she wanted me and my buddies to try to figure it out. I like Miss D and all. She’s not bad for a school teacher principal type. You can talk to her and she doesn’t make fun. But, sheesh, a secret code from aliens? Anyway, to keep her happy, I said I’d help.
Thing is, once I started studying the scribbles, I could see messages. I told Miss D that Coder Guy (that’s the name Miss D gave to whoever was sending the messages) wanted her to fix things. Of course she asked what things? I didn’t know so I made up some stuff. Miss D wrote letters to newspapers and the things she asked for started to come true. She even let our class write letters on this special paper she had and the stuff we asked for came true too.
Now Miss D is in the hospital. She’s all screwed up by the aliens, and their messages, and the letters. This guy named Sam messed with her too. Miss D said he’s a war correspondent. I think she really liked him, but he dumped her or something and that sent her over the edge. I’m going up to the hospital to see her now.
Intrigued? This little feature was penned by Curtis, who helps principal Abby Davies figure out what the weird scribbles are all about.
Embraced is the third book in the Em and Yves Trilogy. Yves, who fell in love with Em, has loved her through her life as Jasmine, still loves her in this life as Abby. He fumes as one of the rookie gods fumbles communication with her. Once again, Yves breaks the rules to help Abby, but with deadly results.
About Darlene Jones
A long time ago, I lived in Mali. Every single day, I wished I could wave a
magic wand to relieve the heart-wrenching poverty. The story line of my books
reflects my desire to wave that wand and make the world a better place. If only
wishes could come true. And of course, every novel needs its love story, so
along with the sci-fi magic, I’ve added the requisite romance. Initially, I
intended to write “a” novel. The story and characters took over and the ending
of the first demanded another. Two books became three and three became four.
I’ve always believed we can’t be the only beings existing in the vastness of the
universe. There must be others “out there somewhere” and I brought some of them along for the ride. The setting stays, for the most part, within the realities
of our world, but I’ve found that I love the magic the sci-fi element of other
beings can bring to the story.
So then–are you ready for your fix of Embraced? I know I am! Congrats, again, Darlene and best of luck with the launch!