It’s Not a Bird. It’s a Painting.

One very tall man, made even taller by his heels, wore a white face that sported a single tear drawn in black below one eye, and it made me wonder who he was crying for, or if he had simply stood too close to the light.

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It’s Not a Bird. It’s a Painting.

It’s Not a Bird. It’s a Painting..

It’s Not a Bird. It’s a Painting.

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The Castle, 7-14The Castle was an imposing fortress, rising up from cracked sidewalks and then fading mysteriously into the blackened sky above.  Goths, dressed in black and shiny metal, surrounded the ancient brick and stone building like sinister and mysterious sentinels on the payroll of Vlad the Impaler.  The four of us stood out from the rest of the bar’s patrons, dressed in bright colors and khaki shorts.  No one stared.  It was as if we were invisible to the regulars, or they simply didn’t care.  Once we were inside, a large man in dull black leather, combat boots, and a studded collar took our money for the cover charge, put plastic bracelets on our wrists, and sent us on our way.  Our first stop was the slate bar – A large, rectangular bar made entirely out of slate rock, gray and rough and chiseled, like something that had just risen all on its…

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Time for the Summer Splash Blog Hop!

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Summer Splash Blog Hop!Welcome to the Summer Splash Blog Hop 2014!

The web site for the Blog Hop is http://summersplashhop.blogspot.com. Here you can find out more about this fun event, find other authors, and see what prizes are offered by each author. Your participation will determine what great free stuff you will win!

There are five prizes for your participation on my website.  They are:

First Prize – an autographed copy of my book, Strange Times in Yeehaw Junction, and a signed copy of the art work for the new cover design.

Second Prize – an autographed copy of my book, Strange Times in Yeehaw Junction.

Third Prize – an ebook of (you guessed it) ‘Strange Times in Yeehaw Junction, and a signed copy of the art work for the new cover design.

Fourth Prize – an ebook of the same, along with a signed copy of the inside art work.

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The Path to Nirvana is Littered with Empty Beer Bottles

What a riot!! Enjoy, folks!

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A vacation, by definition, is a time to get away from your life.  For some of us it’s all about fun, and for others it may be about reflection.  There’s relaxation, connecting with friends or family, or experiencing new places and things.  I had planned this as a working vacation – a time to relax with friends, but also a time for reflection and maybe a little writing.  I had envisioned myself walking into coffee shops with my laptop and spending hours stringing words together in some sort of beautiful and meaningful way.

Of course, things don’t always turn out the way they were planned.  Instead of creating the perfect vacation, I have inadvertently become a major financial contributor to the alcohol and cigar industries.  The most responsible thing I’ve done so far is get a one-hour massage the afternoon after I arrived.  However, instead of enjoying the normally rejuvenating…

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Book Launch Party

Crazy #codebloodred book launch!

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On May 10th from 4:00-6:00 P.M. there will be a Code Blood Red book launch at the Trolley Pub located at 1245 Main St. in Willimantic CT.

The Trolley Pub was my favorite bar to stop at after basketball games, work, twilight baseball and to watch football games. It’s still my favorite bar I just get there a lot less than I did in my 20’s.  The Train Stop in Code Blood Red is a bar that some characters go and is loosely based on the Trolley Pub.

A few characters from Code Blood Red have generously donated some prizes that a few lucky people in attendance can win at the book launch.

Characters that have donated prizes are Richie Andrews, one of our heroes, and one of the main character, Scott Belgrade’s closest friend.  He has contributed a prize that will be quite useful for safety purposes.

Another character…

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Bonus Features from Code Blood Red

Jeff Belanger, author for Code Blood Red, has so many awesome things planned for his readers. This is just the beginning.

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This is the first post on the website as a bonus feature to Code Blood Red. A DVD many times will have bonus features and my book will have the same. I have some fun stuff planned with a day in the life with various characters, email/text exchanges between characters and even some real footage from the book. (actually fake footage it is a work of fiction)

Richie Andrews United Bell Hard Hat Richie Andrews United Bell Hard Hat

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Who are we?

Do you wonder . . . ? What defines us ? Who you are? What makes you YOU . . . and how many times you will change these definitions as you grow . . . do you know?

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An old friend of mine has gone through some rough times over the last few years.  During that time he found religion.  Shortly after that he became more patriotic and conservative, and started announcing his newly found political beliefs without any evidence of reconciling the differences between his earlier, more liberal, philosophies.  He simply abandoned them, along with many of the things that made him the person he was at that time.

Someone else’s values are their own business, but I always question the motives behind such an extreme change in anyone.  This is especially true when a person ties up so much of themselves, so much of their identity, into a particular set of ideologies.  And it makes me wonder just how much of what we are can be labeled or defined by the things outside of ourselves that we fervently believe in, or cling to.

Are we who…

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March Madness . . . it’s nuts!

Steamy, mysterious, creepy, crazy . . . this book has it all — and it’s just the beginning . . . #MARCHMADNESS BEGINS HERE, folks, with CODE BLOOD RED by Jeffrey Belanger — Do it. www.thewordverve.com/code-blood-red/
Free shipping through March for print copies, which are awesome. Also available on eBook everywhere.

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Home Alone – The Final Day

I think he’s gonna make it.

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By the time the police arrived, the aliens had already left and taken our furniture with them.  At least that’s what I told the officer.  The truth, of course, was a much different story, and I had lost much more that just chairs and sofas at last night’s poker game with a handful of my neighbor friends.  I figured an actual police report would make the whole alien excuse legitimate enough for Kim to believe upon her return, even if advanced beings probably had no use on their spaceship for an ottoman that our cats had been using as a scratching post for the last fourteen years.

The cats, incidentally, are no longer duct-taped to the ceiling fan.  They seemed agitated and hungry when I unwrapped the tape to set them free, and neither one appeared to recognize that I was the good guy for rescuing them as they wildly scrambled…

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