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June 17, 2012

Vengeance is best served through non-fiction; there is only one version of the truth.

One of my favorites:

“I’ll Rise” by Ben Harper

You may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me down in the very dirt
And still like the dust I’ll rise
Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom
Cause I laugh like I’ve got an oil well
Pumpin’ in my living room

So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

Out of the shacks of history’s shame
Up from a past rooted in pain
I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

Now did you want to see me broken
Bowed head and lowered eyes
Shoulders fallen down like tear drops
Weakened by my soulful cries
Does my confidence upset you
Don’t you take it awful hard
Cause I walk like I’ve got a diamond mine
Breakin up in my front yard

So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

Out of the shacks of history’s shame
Up from a past rooted in pain
I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

So you may write me down in history
With your bitter twisted lies
You may trod me down in the very dirt
And still like the dust I’ll rise
Does my happiness upset you
Why are you best with gloom
Cause I laugh like I’ve got a goldmine
Diggin’ up in my living room

Now you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

Out of the shacks of history’s shame
Up from a past rooted in pain
I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

BUY NOW – Firesoul is now available at most bookstores, libraries and online retailers. If they don’t carry it, ask them to order it. Try visiting the Firesoul page on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Firesoul-Book-1-Frank-LaVoie/dp/0982750579/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1310678372&sr=8-1 .

June 27, 2011 – Mythic Scribes, an online fantasy community published Frank’s article “Is YA the Death of Epic Fantasy?” today on the front page of their website at http://mythicscribes.com/ . Check it out!

June 1, 2011 – Firesoul has now been on the market (officially) for a  month and via preorder for nearly two. Get your copy online at amazon.com or via other online retailers.

April 3, 2011 – Firesoul, Frank’s first full-length novel went on sale today via preorder. Visit his publisher, Mbedzi Publishing, to pre-order your copy or copies now.  http://www.mbedzipublishing.com/buy_now . If you buy a copy directly through the publisher, it will mail out soon and you’ll have your own first edition before the public release date. While you’re there, check out Dream World by Brian Wood, Frank’s friend and partner in all things literary.

Empires of Magic, Book One: Firesoul will be available for exclusive presale on April 1, 2011 through the Mbedzi Publishing page. Firesoul will be released through Amazon.com and other online sellers on May 1, 2011.