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Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
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Monday, January 16, 2017



Hello Readers!
Welcome to the Book Blitz for
Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase
(Part One: Miracle Week)
by Troy CLE!

This book is part of the Marvelous World series
published by
Simon and Schuster and
Random House Listening Library.
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Horribly Marvelous: The Diary of Cyndi Victoria Chase
(Part One: Miracle Week)
by Troy CLE
Publication Date: Nov 29, 2016
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Cyndi Victoria Chase’s junior year was supposed to be about fun and getting into college while desperately dodging the pitfalls of being awkward and painfully self-conscious. All of that was derailed when the massacre of two of her Alonis Academy classmates marked the beginning of a local epidemic. That did not sit well with Cyndi, who is a highly imaginative girl living in her own “Naturally Augmented Reality” where she can flawlessly detect when someone is lying and see people’s words come to life right in front of her eyes. She’ll discover that she’s up against a vicious trans-dimensional and intergalactic threat that has dropped chaos upon her life, school, and town. Cyndi is Cyndi and will always be compelled to fight back; her powerful foes better be prepared for a battle that will become historic throughout the galaxy.
This book is part of the Marvelous World series published by Simon and Schuster and Random House Listening Library.
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Excerpt One 
Entry 921
Alonis Academy Junior Year, Day One, Part I
Tuesday (5:31 AM PST)

MIDLANDIA – the only element from that crazy dream that I could hold on to.
So yeah, I just woke up from another one of those outlandish dreams I’ve been having for the past few weeks.  I can’t really explain them because I usually never remember anything about the experience once I wake up. DAUNTING. They just take a lot out of me like I haven’t slept at all and leave me in a really weird place like something major has been ripped from my life. I feel silly writing this but these dreams are like the rare ones when I've met some really great guy, and we fall into that perfect all-encompassing dream love that I’m totally invested in and a sucker for. Then I wake up realizing that I lost the love of my life that I could NEVER really have ANYWAY because that type of guy doesn’t even exist. SUX! 
These dreams are the worst because whatever I was a part of or whatever was taken from me seems to be way bigger than love. What’s bigger than LOVE? I feel totally abandoned in an eerie way, and it’s like parts of my soul were left behind in the dream. That’s a real feeling and maybe why I keep having them- I’m trying to get the lost parts of myself back. IDUNNO. I do know it can take a few hours for me to feel like myself. Double SUX! 
I normally only wake with that “feeling” but this time, I was able to grasp that word – MIDLANDIA. Wrote it down as soon I woke up. Maybe it’s a code word or something, but I’m going with a place. Nothing relevant to the wonder I perceived it to be came up in an online search. 
Note to self – must investigate MIDLANDIA further…
Wait! That dream really has me off center because I totally forgot what I’ll be walking into on this first day of school after such an overly odd Summer. A few people went missing and most importantly it’s still very hard to believe that The Cannon Drive Murders horrifically took the lives of some of my classmates this Summer. We live in the Desensitized States of America where “Walking Dead” head shots pull in copious ratings and “Call of Duty” kills equal great entertainment- both of which I love. Still, that could never prepare me for the level of violence that took the lives of my used to be friends. 
Nearly three months have passed without an answer about how it happened, and there are absolutely no suspects. Why did Amy, Bron, and Carey lock themselves in what was literally a basement panic room with no windows and only one way in or out.  #LockedRoomMurder. How long had they been down there before anyone noticed they were missing and the door had to be professionally taken down? Amy’s dad and mom, who is also  Carey’s aunt, were right there when the door was opened. That was a heinous sight equivalent to visiting a circle of Dante’s Hell.

Troy CLE is the author of the Horribly Marvelous and Marvelous World book series  (Simon & Schuster / Random House Listening Library Audio) along with being the creator of Marvelous World University. He is a graduate of New York University (BA American Literature and English, MS Digital Design) and a highly experienced lecturer who has spoken Harvard, UCLA, Colorado College and many other well know and respected institutions.

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Carl Scott said...

I retweeted the trailer, my twitter handle is @carlrscott

Ally Swanson said...

There was no spot to leave my Twitter ID on the Rafflecopter - I have been retweeting as @Allykitten21 - thank you!!