Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Descent Outtake/Deleted Scene and Other Fun Stuff

Hey all,

Well, just when I think things are starting to slow down, it gets crazier (a good kind of crazy). But being busy is a good thing. The only unfortunate thing about that is that it takes away from my blogging.

BUT, to remedy that, I will leave you an outtake or deleted scene from Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and a couple more character inspirations.

For the character Rebekah, her physical description was inspired by Aaliyah who unfortunately is no longer with us. But if she were and there was a Birthrite film series made to compliment the books, she would be my number 1 choice for Rebekah:

And as for Dmitri Alexandru's sister (and Anton Alexandru's daughter) Lucinda (who is just as vile and wretched as her brother and father), well...who better to serve as inspiration than Kim Kardashian?

(Now if only she could act...because as far as Lucinda's personality goes, Juliet Landau's performance as Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is ideal)

Now for the deleted scene. I will warn that for those who have not read Descent yet, these outtakes MIGHT contain spoilers. Which is why I have it after a jump.

Descent (The Birthrite Series, #1) and Sacred Atonement: A Novelette (The Birthrite Series, #1.5) and Made in Heaven: A Birthrite Series Short are all available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Amazon, and iTunes.

Paperback copies (that do come signed and even personalized if you wish) are available at my official website, with both books (MADE IN HEAVEN is at the end of the SACRED ATONEMENT paperback copy) available for only $12.00 until April 9th.

Now, enjoy a deleted scene from Descent after the jump.

In this deleted scene, Matthew Blake laments over the fact that his daughter, Dorothy, is nearly a woman, and also struggles with the fact that she has found love with Carl.

NOTE: This scene was cut before the final revisions were made. Therefore, excuse the very rough writing. :D

The twenties had ushered in many societal changes, some of which involved young women and men equally seeking out what was known as “free love.” After the stock market crashed and the recession hit the United States and many parts of the world, several families were also encouraging their daughters to go to any lengths at finding a husband, thus continuing the “free love” trend. If they couldn’t afford to properly marry, the young couple simply moved in together, living as a married couple. Even Matthew's own friends, Howard and Eva Parker, didn’t seem at all concerned about Linda being alone with Jimmy.
“As long as he has her back by the curfew I allow them, they can paint New York City red three times for all I care," Howard had once told him. "I know Jimmy looks after my princess.”
There were times Matthew thought Howard and Eva were too loose with Linda, but it wasn’t his business or place to comment. Perhaps it was his Catholic and Sioux-Ojibwe upbringing, but there were certain traditions Matthew thought should be kept sacred; he could see it all slipping through the morality cracks.
Times have certainly changed, he thought, remembering a time when such actions would have gotten someone ostercized from their community. In some instances, such actions still would, though many seemed more lenient than they were in Matthew’s youth.

Matthew sighed, recalling his treatment of Carl since the young man started going with his daughter. While he didn't necessarily dislike Carl, he hardly trusted the young man. Having once been that age himself, he was more than familiar with the thoughts of an eighteen-year-old boy. Any father should be concerned.
He could tell Carl did care for Dorothy and that Carl meant a lot to her. While it warmed his heart to see his daughter happy, he felt rather melancholy at the thought of losing her. To him, she was still that scared seven-year-old little girl. But she isn’t…she’s almost a woman.
He did feel badly, especially upon remembering how he and his family were treated by the Winthrops.

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