Because I Care

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“The time has come,” the Walrus said,

“To talk of many things:

Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—

Of cabbages—and Kings—

And why the sea is boiling hot—

And whether pigs have wings.”

No, it’s not that time. That, of course, is Lewis Carroll’s The Walrus And The Carpenter, from Through The Looking Glass And What Alice  Found There. 1872

belize 007But I like it, and it seems appropriate. Because the time has come for the great unveiling of the long-awaited release (at least by me) of my novel, “Balefire.

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Soul mates?

Maybe, maybe not.

Some people are lucky enough to meet a life mate while they’re young—exciting life times ahead of them. Some people never ever cross paths with that special someone. Life as it may.

Fate is sometimes cunning enough to lay the tracks for two incredibly different spirits. For them, however, will fate triumph over practicality, reason, and the ruts of their conformity?

Silke Dyson grew up the artistic child with eclectic tastes—a free spirit. Her talent and spirit blossomed in college at UW Madison, along with many like-minded souls. Her talent earned her a teaching position in Milwaukee and a small following of patrons who admired her work. Today, although, the fly in the sweet ointment is a controlling, philandering partner.

Kirin Foster considers herself pragmatic and fairly lucky. The roller coaster ride of her life is more akin to a low-budget, kiddie park ride. Entertaining, but not especially thrilling. Cautiously fun. She has flipped through a few less than memorable relationships in pursuit of a good career. Now in her mid-forties, Kirin is a successful travel writer with wonderful opportunities to see the world balanced by her tight-knit family.

During a tropical storm at 30,000 feet, the two women collide. Oil and water. Yin and Yang. Right brain and left-brain. Sometimes disasters create strange bedfellows, so to speak. And sometimes a random spark of kindness or caring can spark a small flame.

With patience and opportunity, a small flame can grow into a balefire, which can guide these lost souls home.

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The eBook in all formats will be released first, followed by the print version. Because this book is special to me, and because the holidays are coming, my publisher has agreed to a special offer. Please read carefully.

If you purchase eBook between November 20 and December 24, you’ll be eligible to dancing womenreceive a Free eBook Novella featuring the two protagonists from Balefire, Kirin Foster and Silke Dyson.

This applies only to the eBook and only if ordered through Bedazzled Ink Publishing. It’s our way of sharing the love this holiday season.

For all my beloved Zeke freaks, book three of the Damaged series, Dispatched With Intent is in revisions and we’ll be ready for you in 2014.

As always, I appreciate your support, and hope you enjoy the slow in tender love story of Balefire. It is a long slow hug, nearly 110,000 words.

Thanks, Barrett 

20 Responses

  1. Looking forward to Balefire!

  2. Do you know why I love you? Well, (one of the many reasons) is that you quote Lewis Carroll. How fun is that? You did a great job on the synopsis, and Ann did a great job on cover. Good work!

  3. Oh, I love the Walrus…but I also love “Balefire”

  4. Balefire-fire-fire-fire-fire-fire-fire…..what’s not to love about soulmates, tropical breezes, and long slow hugs?

  5. Congrats, Barrett! Great news on Balefire and delighted to hear more is soon on its way in the Damaged series. I am so thrilled for you, but also for all your readers. Huzzah!!

  6. Best Wishes!

  7. The story sounds great!!!

  8. I’m looking forward to the print edition of Balefire as well as the next in the Damaged series. The Damaged series is one of my favorites. I’m guessing Balefire will join the re-read stack, same as your other books.

  9. Congratulations on the new baby! So very pleased for you;-)
    Monique

  10. I’ll be in line for BALEFIRE and DAMAGED 3 when it’s available! Sure hope to see you in Austin in ’14!

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