August Newsletter

 

FREE SHORT STORY, PARTS 1&2 IN THE NEWS LETTER. “WRONG TIME” A LITTLE DIFFERENT FROM THE NORM. A NOD TO MY GRANDMOTHER AND SCIENCE TEACHER. INSPIRATION COMES FROM EVERYWHERE. ENJOY

 

 

Hello everyone. Below is the link to the August Newsletter.

Late as a technical difficulty prevented it from being released earlier.

Please enjoy and don’t forget to enter the contest. 

Click the link below and enjoy the read. 

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Cora Blu

 

 

A little Under Water Did You Know

Now available in paperback.

After the excerpt, I posted vital ocean information about sharks that I found highly disturbing as I researched for this underwater series.

“Max” Brothers of Element Series.

Max’s boss, Dirk brother to the Atlantic ocean king, Dagger, joins him and Chloe at the table in the night club, ‘Open Room’, his heart began to sink to his toes. Would he never get Chloe alone. But Dirk needs a favor before going to see about his brother, king Blade, in the Pacific recently injured from tsunami debris.

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“Glad I caught you then.” He looked at Chloe. “This will only take a moment.” He tipped his chin over his shoulders, then leaned forward so he could be heard over the loud thumping music. “The man down by the bar is trying to get Constance, the night club owner, to purchase some new products from the East China Sea—tea leaves, herbs—that sort of thing, for their restaurant, Essential Herb. She’s never ordered from him before. She wants us to run a few chemical tests.”

“Check for toxins—”

“Or anything… with the air polluti
Could the man have picked a worst time to be the boss? He closed his hand over Chloe’s and leaned forward, careful not to allow his impatience for this matter delay their departure. “Can this wait until the morning?”on on the surface, we need to be certain we aren’t consuming it through our streams and riverbeds were some of the grasses grow closer to the sun.”

Dirk’s shoulder muscle twitched, nothing overt, yet Max witnessed the impact of his words on his boss. Did not the man understand he wanted to be alone with Chloe? He seldom ventured out. To have it clipped short and return to the lab to stare at cells and bacteria under glass was not what redirected a good portion of the blood in his body to concentrate painfully in his groin.

Dirk took a deep drink from his glass, glancing inside as if there were more, and frowned, then handed it to the waiter, who was circling the floor. He uncrossed his ankle from over his knee, a hand propped on the other thigh. “I would not kill your evening like that… No.” He shook his head. “That would be cruel. I will not be in until tomorrow afternoon, after I will leave for the Pacific. I spoke with King Dagger, now there, and he says King Blade is stable. He is weak, hasn’t spoken much, and regenerating is difficult. They ended up operating. Removed a piece of metal debris piercing an organ. It hadn’t dislodged with the shift. He should recover well now.”

“And his life mate… how’s she doing through all this?” Chloe asked.

Max caught the flash of concern on Dirk’s face before his suave persona returned. “Miyuki is by his side.”

“Good,” Max said, caressing Chloe’s leg beneath the tabl

e. Would the man never leave?

“I will gone less than a week,” Dirk said. “My father will return—has business with the council to attend to—sentencing for the attack on the Meriwether’s boy.”

“So the case is closed?” Max asked.

“Far from it, finning is still a big problem, especially out in the Pacific,” Dirk said.

And it was, Max thought. It was one of the reasons it was hard to get certain items from the Sea of Japan and China Sea—finning was legal, a death trap for sharks.

“I hope King Blade heals soon,” Chloe said.

“What can I do?” Max added.

“I would appreciate it if you made it a priority in the morning, the herbs testing. They will be dropped off tonight. Just be certain to get to them first thing.”Dirk had a heart.—-

Photo property of Cora Blu’s family vacation picture.

Unfortunately, shark fining is LEGAL in many parts of the world. Selling for $100 a bowl it is an expensive delicacy Kesennuma, where the March 2011 tsunami occurred, in northeast Honshu is the center of a shark-fin industry. Shark fin soup is a delicacy in China, where growing prosperity has led to increased demand. Many countries have banned the practice of cutting fins from living sharks and leaving the animal to die.  (The illustrated Atlas of the Sea)

Shark specialists estimate that 100 million sharks are killed for their fins annually.

One pound of dried shark fin can retail for $300 or more. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry. (Sharkwater.com)

Ever year tens of millions of shark die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark’s fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being “harvested” in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian “delicacy”. (Stopsharkfinning.net)

 


The ocean is alive don’t abuse it.

Sincerely, Cora Blu

 

Cora Blu'sTuesday Teaser

I didn’t have a supporting photo so I let you in on my fun time. This stingray liked to be rubbed. He kept coming back and began sucking my hand. There was a baby shark in the pool as well, but he wouldn’t come close enough to touch.

This Tuesday I will not be posting a teaser as the first portion of chapter three of “Max” is on Wattpad. Enjoy it. (This excerpt is loaded with spoilers if you have not read Dagger)

http://www.wattpad.com/6514027-max-suspicions-chapter-one-chapter-3a-it%27s-a-date

Next week I will resume the “Underwater did you know blog”  The ocean is full of mysterious and wonderful creatures.

I hope you’ll stop in next week and enjoy today’s excerpt.

Sincerely, Cora Blu

"Max" Available on Allromance

Max

Series: Brothers of Element Series
By: Cora Blu | Other books by Cora Blu
Published By: Cora Blu
Published: Aug 08, 2012
ISBN # MRGRGX0000004
Word Count: 22,747
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EligiblePrice: $2.99Available in: Mobipocket (.mobi)

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Categories: Shape-shifter Interracial Fantasy

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Everyone suspected Max was different. When he reveals his animal to the clan not everyone likes his kind. One woman wants his friendship regardless of how others feel about him.
When he tries to protect her from the negative backlash of being associated with him will it threaten to burn the bridge that’s been heating between them for over a year? Or has someone else been sabotaging their relationship for fear of change brought on by King Dagger mating a human… his relative?

Cora Blu's Tuesday Teaser

Simone can’t bring herself to leave Seth after hearing the first gun shot. She had to go back.
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 “They can’t shoot me.” His deep voice teased along her ear. “Somebody’s gotta keep you out of trouble.”
The solid form digging between her thighs stole her concentration. Wiggling her hips, she unwedged him, found her attention again and focused on Seth.
“Is he dead—the guy on the ground?” she mumbled. His filthy, wet glove covering her mouth made her gag. She could feel him looking around, his body grinding into hers as his head moved, taking in their surroundings.
“No. Smell that?” he asked against her ear.
“That’s your smelly glove—get up,” she said, then sucked in air when he lifted his solid mass off her.
“Don’t wimp out now, Sim. That’s either wolves or a fox. Stay low, and close—and next time I tell you to do something…”
“I’m not leaving you out here, Commandant.”
 
“They can’t shoot me.” His deep voice teased along her ear. “Somebody’s gotta keep you out of trouble.”
The solid form digging between her thighs stole her concentration. Wiggling her hips, she unwedged him, found her attention again and focused on Seth.
“Is he dead—the guy on the ground?” she mumbled. His filthy, wet glove covering her mouth made her gag. She could feel him looking around, his body grinding into hers as his head moved, taking in their surroundings.
“No. Smell that?” he asked against her ear.
“That’s your smelly glove—get up,” she said, then sucked in air when he lifted his solid mass off her.
“Don’t wimp out now, Sim. That’s either wolves or a fox. Stay low, and close—and next time I tell you to do something…”
“I’m not leaving you out here, Commandant.”
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Would you have left him?
I hope you enjoyed this little clip. I would love to hear your feedback. Do you think Seth and Simone are a good match? 
Sincerely, Cora Blu