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  • by Ann Deprés

Ann is excited to release her new book, "Eerie Rhymes read by Ava" in paperback, and eBook formats, along with her animated eerie rhymes series for your enjoyment. Get your copy today, and join Ava every Monday night @ 8 pm as she reads from this collection of rhymes.

We all get up day in and day out and go through our monotonous routines without giving any thought to what’s really going on in the background of our lives. We tend to believe that if we’re in a good head space and things are going well in our life that we’re in control of our destiny. On the flip side, if we’re in a bad way and everything seems to be going wrong that our lives are out of sync, or we’ve failed in some way.

As a rule, people tend to fall into one of three distinct sects, and either spend the whole of their existence trying to reach a higher status, or retain their existing status; those persons who effortlessly glide through life and attain success while barely having to lift a finger, individuals who work extra hard to accomplish their goals, and the perpetual failures who never seem to accomplish anything.

Society as a whole tends to view individual accomplishments, or the lack thereof, as a suitable method for determining a person’s worth. Whether they’re worthy to be in our company, or are to be spurned and written off as insignificant in the grand scheme of things.

But what if there’s more to it than what we can visibly see…?

I believe that there exists another layer of reality, which the natural eye is not privy to, and in this ‘other’ reality there are times when preternatural entities are allowed to wreak havoc in our lives.

Come… Let’s explore these alternate realities together, and let’s use the movie “Fallen” as our prime example.

I was so intrigued by this film that I am, in my spare time – as if I have any time to spare – writing a feature film that sort of picks up where “Fallen” left off. Detective Hobbs was enjoying a stellar career in law enforcement, basically just cruising along in life, when he was summoned to an execution that would alter the course of his entire destiny.

Edgar Reese, the condemned murderer, was possessed by an evil spirit, and it was this evil spirit who, through Edgar Reese, summoned Detective Hobbs to the execution. When the detective showed up, the evil spirit tried to enter him when Edgar shook his hand, but failed.

However, from that moment on, there was a drastic change in Hobbs’ life. The evil spirit, or spirits, couldn’t take possession of him, so it went on to use people, situations and circumstances around him to disrupt his life, discredit him, and basically drive him to the brink of insanity.

A series of murders, all of which pointed to Detective Hobbs as the prime suspect, happened immediately following the death of Edgar Reese, calling into question the detective’s character and everything he’d accomplished throughout his entire career. Especially after he shot a man possessed by that same spirit, who was coming at him with a gun. A man that witnesses – also under the influence of this spirit – went on to say was unarmed.

To the external eye, it looked as if Hobbs had gone rogue, or had always been dirty, and his unscrupulous actions were just now coming to the forefront. No matter how hard the detective fought to right these, perceived wrongs, the adverse circumstances continued to have a ripple effect in his life, ultimately resulting in his disgrace and death.

Think about that, dear readers, the next time you decide to “judge a book by its cover,” because the longer I live, the more I’ve come to believe that nothing is ever what it seems, and most people are not who they claim to be!

Here’s to getting it done… Cheers guys!

See you out there,

~ Ann Deprés

  • by Ann Deprés

When I wrote my last blog post and gave a shout-out to wix.com for the awesome services they provide, and then went on to discuss the avenues I’m using to garner the attention of my target audience, I purposely excluded Authors Database, because I feel like they deserve a separate post with accolades reserved exclusively for them.

In my last post, I alluded to the fact that I am the entire team from concept-to-virtual bookshelf. I then went on to say that there are no teams of editors, publishers and marketers waiting in the wings for me to hand over my manuscript when it’s done, but I want to expound on that statement a little.

It’s true that I do it all myself in the days leading up to the moment I publish my content – whether it’s a blog post, an animated video, or a manuscript in paperback and eBook formats – for the world to see; additionally, it’s also true that I have no contracts with any major publishing houses at this time.

However, happening across Authors Database was one of the best things that could have ever happened to me! They offer a variety of services for the up-and-coming author to have at their disposal, with minimal requirements in return.

To say that they help authors is an understatement, because they do so much more than that. Authors get free exposure on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

They also get showcased on the Authors dB homepage, and have an opportunity to get their work in front of millions of people via promotions, reviews, their own syndicated blog and the Authors dB community.

I mean, I’ve been listed with Authors dB for almost two years now, and showcased in their ‘This Week’s Top Authors’ spot consistently. So I just wanted to take a moment, at the onslaught of this new and exciting year, to personally say a huge “Thank You!” to Authors Database for all of the wonderful things they do for writers the world over.

Take a moment to show some love by leaving a comment below telling the world what Authors dB means to you… Cheers guys!

See you out there,

Ann Deprés

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