2016 A to Z THEME Reveal: EOS

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, artistic vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

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R I S E by Jenny Vyas

Launching April 1st, 2016 from the revolutionary minds of Really Slow Motion Trailer Music, artist Jenny Vyas, graphic designer Koke Núñez Gómez, and author Samantha Redstreake Geary

Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS (dawn), a groundbreaking Solarpunk story that challenges us to choose a creative movement of positive futurism, where we consciously turn away from the defeatist apocalyptic momentum as a global community and work towards restoring the balance between humanity and nature, while fostering a foundation of mutual respect across all cultures, creeds and chromosomes.

Join us on a journey where literature, music and art collide to create an unparalleled storytelling experience! And keep an eye out for some familiar faces from our blogging community as they make their fictional character debut in:

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Swing by April 1st for the EOS launch party for more details on how YOU can WIN signed Battle Angel albums from Really Slow Motion, signed limited edition prints from painter, Jenny Vyas, digital music and more! 

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Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – I Am Yours – Dylan Jones

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RSM’s Composing EOS Competition

Join us on April 1st to find out how YOU can join the ranks of RSM’s epic cast of composers for the upcoming public & industry Solarpunk album inspired by EOS!


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UNCHARTED

Uncharted BannerAfter a lengthy hiatus, I’m back on the virtual block! A combination of personal challenges, novel edits and exciting projects have pulled me away from blogging. It dawned on me last week, after receiving a caring message from a friend, that I really MISSED interacting with my blogging buddies. You guys make the blogosphere an amazing place and I will do my very best to reconnect! If you haven’t already, find me on FB, Twitter & Instagram, where I’m most active!!

I’m in the final draft stages of my debut YA fantasy novel, Architects of Illusion! Over the past several months, I participated in The Great Discontent’s #100DayProject, releasing sneak peeks of the novel’s magical setting via Instagram in collaboration with Biltmore Estate! Step into a world of myth & mystery HERE!

Day 26 Playlist: Two Steps From Hell - Battlecry - Star Sky (feat. Felicia Farerre)  When the sky is ablaze with the flames of a fading sun, and the slated ceiling of Olympus is steeped in shadows, the Goddess of the heavens slips beneath a blanket of stars. They are the guardians of her memories, her story written in their shimmering dust. A fragment of her fate flickers across their faces and falls, painting the horizon with a silent promise. Her love has returned. She can feel the moment his soul touches the earth.

I’ve also been working with an amazing creative team to create an innovative album campaign fusing video graphics, epic music and custom narrated storytelling! The result is UNCHARTED, a visionary reimagining of Greek mythology and ancient history, where the mystery behind the world’s most extraordinary discovery comes to life through the collaborative efforts of graphic designer, Koke Núñez Gómez, recording artist, Aeralie Brighton, and author Samantha Redstreake Geary, under the influence of Immediate Music & Imperativa RecordsThis Is Epic Music Vol. 1.

Unravel the mystery HERE, and YOU could bring home a signed This Is Epic Music Vol. 1 via co-founder & president of Immediate Music, award-winning composer, Yoav Goren!

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Into Oblivion

Our Realms Faire journey ‘Into Oblivion’ ends today with Chapter 5. Join us for a serial adventure inspired by the music of composer, Cody Still. Listen to the featured album selections and choose the correct track that sparked each chapter and you’re entered to WIN 2 digital albums by Sub Pub Music!

 BONUS challenge: Which classic fairy tale inspired ‘Into Oblivion’? Enter for the chance to WIN signed album art!

▶ Submit your track selection for each chapter in the comments section below! 5 chances to enter. One entry per person/per chapter. Open internationally.

▶ The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Monday, Nov. 17th, midnight EST!

▶ Winners will be announced on November 18th. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive digital albums, Ununpentium and Involution.


Chapter 5
Inspired by
by Samantha Redstreake Geary

The suspended image sunk back into the recesses of Cody’s contraption, snapping Leonardo from  his stargazing daze. “I wish to make my mark on the stars…having been in their midst, for but a moment, has shown me it is possible.”

“With knowledge, everything is possible,” Cody offered.

“We must bring this…this marvel of science before the Duke at once,” Leonardo commanded. Snatching the open notebook from his desk, Leonardo tossed it to Cody and urged him through the door.

Read the rest of the FINAL CHAPTER, listen to the music, and wager a guess, HERE!



Realms Faire BadgeWelcome to Realms Faire, an annual event hosted by Dimensions in Fiction author, M. Pax. The virtual festival kicks off November 10th, featuring several themed events where fans can play to win some amazing prizes, including books, albums, giftcards, and more! Visit the links below and help spread the word! #grogz

VelociRaffle ~ Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~ Dragon Hunt ~ Riddle Me This

 

 

 

 


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Into Oblivion

Our Realms Faire journey ‘Into Oblivion’ continues with Chapter 4. Join us for a serial adventure inspired by the music of composer, Cody Still. Listen to the featured album selections and choose the correct track that sparked each chapter and you’re entered to WIN 2 digital albums by Sub Pub Music!

▶ Submit your track selection for each chapter in the comments section below! 5 chances to enter. One entry per person/per day. Open internationally.

 ▶ A bonus challenge will be unveiled November 14th, where you’ll have the chance to WIN signed album art!

▶ The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Monday, Nov. 17th, midnight EST!

▶ Winners will be announced on November 18th. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive digital albums, Ununpentium and Involution.


Chapter 4
Inspired by
by Samantha Redstreake Geary

Several days passed in a blur of smoke and mirrors, as Cody witnessed the innovative passion Leonardo demonstrated while pulled under the magnetic patronage of the Duke of Milan. Leonardo’s newly-appointed residence was a storm of sketches and scribbled revelations, barely penned to paper before new ideas took flight.

Leonardo burned countless candles bent over Cody’s arm, his curiosity an insatiable moth drawn to the blue-licked flames that pulsed between the gleaming metal bones of the New World invention.

Read the rest of CHAPTER 4, listen to the music, and wager a guess, HERE!



Realms Faire BadgeWelcome to Realms Faire, an annual event hosted by Dimensions in Fiction author, M. Pax. The virtual festival kicks off November 10th, featuring several themed events where fans can play to win some amazing prizes, including books, albums, giftcards, and more! Visit the links below and help spread the word! #grogz

VelociRaffle ~ Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~ Dragon Hunt ~ Riddle Me This

 

 

 

 


Realms Faire_Cody Still: Into Oblivion CHAPTER 3

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Into Oblivion

Our Realms Faire journey ‘Into Oblivion’ continues with the release of CHAPTER 3, another clever installment by author Amy Willoughby-Burle! Join us for a serial adventure inspired by the music of composer, Cody Still. Listen to the featured album selections and choose the correct track that sparked each chapter and you’re entered to WIN 2 digital albums by Sub Pub Music!

▶ Submit your track selection for each chapter in the comments section below! 5 chances to enter. One entry per person/per day. Open internationally.

 ▶ A bonus challenge will be unveiled November 14th, where you’ll have the chance to WIN signed album art!

▶ The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Monday, Nov. 17th, midnight EST!

▶ Winners will be announced on November 18th. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive digital albums, Ununpentium and Involution.


Chapter 3
Inspired by
by  Amy Willoughby-Burle

“CHEERS!” Came the rousing cry as they entered Leonardo’s house.

It sounded as if the party had long been in session. Sitting around a small table beside a warm fire were two men who appeared in high spirits.

“Ah, at it already, my comrades,” Leonardo said and turned to Cody to make introductions. “My friends this is Cody, a wayward stranger I have picked up along the way. Ever my habit, it seems. Cody, these are my housemates Mr. March and Mr. Topo. Friends, artists, and bad influences the both of them.”

Read the rest of CHAPTER 3, listen to the music, and wager a guess, HERE!



Realms Faire BadgeWelcome to Realms Faire, an annual event hosted by Dimensions in Fiction author, M. Pax. The virtual festival kicks off November 10th, featuring several themed events where fans can play to win some amazing prizes, including books, albums, giftcards, and more! Visit the links below and help spread the word! #grogz

VelociRaffle ~ Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~ Dragon Hunt ~ Riddle Me This

 

 


Realms Faire_Cody Still: Into Oblivion CHAPTER 2

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Into Oblivion

Our Realms Faire journey ‘Into Oblivion’ continues with the release of CHAPTER 2, by my brilliant writing buddy, Amy Willoughby-Burle!. Join us for a serial adventure inspired by the music of composer, Cody Still. Listen to the featured album selections and choose the correct track that sparked each chapter and you’re entered to WIN 2 digital albums by Sub Pub Music!

▶ Submit your track selection for each chapter in the comments section below! 5 chances to enter. One entry per person/per day. Open internationally.

 ▶ A bonus challenge will be unveiled November 14th, where you’ll have the chance to WIN signed album art!

▶ The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Monday, Nov. 17th, midnight EST!

▶ Winners will be announced on November 18th. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive digital albums, Ununpentium and Involution.


Chapter 2
Inspired by
by  Amy Willoughby-Burle

CODY looked at the flask and lamented not being a drinker. He had watched the parents of his charge enjoy a drink from time to time and the effect seemed pleasing. His charge, he remembered with sudden alarm. He couldn’t let himself get too distracted. She would need to be located. Perhaps this man had seen her.

“A pleasure to meet you,” Cody said, customarily extending his hand to the long haired, strangely dressed gentleman. “My name is Cody.”

The man smiled and took a swig from the flask.

“It is a blessing indeed to have never met a stranger,” he said. “I admire your informality, Cody. Call me Leonardo then. I think you and I are to get on just fine.”

As the fire spit and crackled against the dampness of the cave, Leonardo pocketed the flask and rubbed his hands over the heat. Cody did the same, watching the way the man moved and listening to him mutter to himself and chuckle at unheard humor.

“Now my friend,” Leonardo said to Cody, when the conversation lulled. “I know your name, but not from where you hail.”

“I’m from a new world, far away from this one,” Cody said.

Read the rest of CHAPTER 2, listen to the music, and wager a guess, HERE!



Realms Faire BadgeWelcome to Realms Faire, an annual event hosted by Dimensions in Fiction author, M. Pax. The virtual festival kicks off November 10th, featuring several themed events where fans can play to win some amazing prizes, including books, albums, giftcards, and more! Visit the links below and help spread the word! #grogz

VelociRaffle ~ Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~ Dragon Hunt ~ Riddle Me This

 

 


Realms Faire_Cody Still: Into Oblivion

 Cody Still BannerBanner design by Koke Núñez Gómez

Into Oblivion

Our Realms Faire journey ‘Into Oblivion’ begins November 10th. Join us for a serial adventure inspired by the music of composer, Cody Still. Listen to the featured album selections and choose the correct track that sparked each chapter and you’re entered to WIN 2 digital albums by Sub Pub Music!

▶ Submit your track selection for each chapter in the comments section below! 5 chances to enter. One entry per person/per day. Open internationally.

 ▶ A bonus challenge will be unveiled November 14th, where you’ll have the chance to WIN signed album art!

▶ The commenting window for all chapters will remain open until Monday, Nov. 17th, midnight EST!

▶ Winners will be announced on November 18th. Three winners will be randomly selected to receive digital albums, Ununpentium and Involution.


Chapter 1
Inspired by
by Samantha Redstreake Geary

CODY had no recollection of the ship’s landing. Images of a wormhole flashed before his eyes, like a scene from a transport window, its edges blurred with the brush of speed. He attempted to access his memories manually, but the implant merely flickered and stilled.

Cody scanned the vast, verdant landscape for signs of the Gryphon and its passengers. The absence of his charge was of particular concern, as they had never been separated.  Wherever he looked, Cody found only soaring mountains that slipped into valleys, impossibly flushed with the radiance of a remembered sun. Such landscapes had only existed within the pixels of projections, pieced together from the fading remnants of history. But this, Cody sensed, was no replication…

Read the rest of CHAPTER 1, listen to the music, and wager a guess, HERE!



Realms Faire BadgeWelcome to Realms Faire, an annual event hosted by Dimensions in Fiction author, M. Pax. The virtual festival kicks off November 10th, featuring several themed events where fans can play to win some amazing prizes, including books, albums, giftcards, and more! Visit the links below and help spread the word! #grogz

VelociRaffle ~ Joust ~ Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke ~ Stockade Brigade ~ Dueling Bards ~ Phasers ~ Wisdom of the Creative Realms ~ Dragon Hunt ~ Riddle Me This

 

 


 

 

A Movement of Hope

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A movement of hope has swept across the globe in the most successful charity event in history! Waves of kindness and empathy have raised over $106 million for ALS–funds that will make the difference between life & death for thousands of souls suffering in the deadly grip of this debilitating disease. 

The overwhelming worldwide support shows the remarkable potential for humanity to unite for a common good. With this massive collective effort, the possibilities of what we can accomplish are endless. It is my fervent hope that this phenomena will inspire us all to work together in a common call to action!  WE can truly be the change we wish to see in the world!

Peter Frates’ story–the driving force behind the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”
Support Gregory Kenoyer (Shannon Kenoyer Lawrence’s awesome Dad) in Denver Walk to Defeat ALS
Donate to ALS Association

In the video clip below, where I met the frigid end of a wine bucket in Biltmore’s front lawn (the setting for my YA novel series, Echoes of Olympus), I challenged…

The Entire IWSG

Along with Biltmore Estate, Hans Zimmer AND my fellow IMAGINE team members, EpicMusicVn, Koke Núñez GómezReally Slow Motion, Epic North Music, audiomachine, & Two Steps From Hell!

Grab a bucket, donate $$, and join us in this historic movement of change!


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Join us on September 8th for a community memorial tribute celebrating the spirit of Tina Downey


Epic IMAGINE ALS Ice Bucket Challenges


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IMAGINE Epic Music Event WINNERS

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Welcome to IMAGINE‘s grand FINALE! The biggest epic music event of the year was a HUGE success—the culmination of the global collaborative efforts between YouTube powerhouse, EpicMusicVn and their fearless captain, Đỗ Sơn Thành, graphic designer, Koke Núñez Gómez, fellow writerly peep, Nitish Raina,  and leaders of the film music industry, Really Slow Motion, Epic North Music, audiomachine, & Two Steps From Hell!

An EPIC thank you to all those who participated! Congratulations to all IMAGINE event winners! Please send me your contact info to receive your PRIZES!


IMAGINE WINNERS

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#1) Koke Nunez Gomez

#2) Lukas RE

#3) Cynthia Van Steenlandt

 TOP 3 winners of audiomachine’s Engineers of Epic Machine Head Challenge will be awarded signed albums. The #1 favorite designer will be featured on their official T-shirt, which the winner will also receive. Winning design will be revealed during the EPIC t-shirt launch!


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#1) Muay Thai

#2) Samantha Ku

#3) Joel Apelgren

 TOP 3 Winners of TSFH’s Colin Frake book trailer contest will be awarded copies of the Colin Frake ebook & soundtrack, and signed cover art. The #1 favorite video editor will also receive a signed future public album!


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#1) Ruth Long

#2) Djinnia AND Alayna Fairman

#3) FlyingMouse

 TOP 3 Winners of Epic North’s THE CONQUERORS flash fiction challenge will be awarded signed ARCADIA album artwork by Koke Núñez Gómezdigital album, Viking Warriors from Outer Space. The #1 favorite author will also receive digital copies of Origin of Iron and Rising Storm AND be featured on Epic North’s website/social media!


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#1) Samantha Ku AND Daniel Wójcik

#2) Alex Aigner

 TOP 3 Winners of Really Slow Motion’s OF MIST AND MAGIC title design challenge will be awarded signed copies of the album FIERY THE ANGELS ROSE. The #1 favorite designs will be featured on the album’s public release cover!


 

IMAGINE the Possibilities

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The biggest Epic Music event of the year is coming to a close this Saturday, August 9th! In celebration of YouTube powerhouse, EpicMusicVn‘s 2 year anniversary, we gathered leaders of the epic music industry, Two Steps From Hellaudiomachine, Really Slow Motion Music, Epic North Music, & graphic designer, Koke Núñez Gómez, for an unprecedented, global collaboration, where writers, artists, video editors and visionaries have the chance to create something amazing! IMAGINE the possibilities HERE!


It’s been a VERY busy summer, with exciting events and projects coming to a close and many more hovering on the horizon. A major shift in the realm of responsibility happened this week, when my two little girls (1st & 4th graders, previously homeschooled) were accepted into a brand new Charters school, named IMAGINE — I took this as a major sign that we’re traveling down the right path!

Though I’ll miss my kiddos, my days are now FREE for WRITING and freelance film industry projects! I’ve issued a strict final draft deadline this fall for my YA fantasy novel series, Architects of Illusion (Echoes of Olympus, #1). This semester is already booked with collaborations and another round of epic writing, where I’ll mentor gifted teens as they learn to embrace this year’s theme of COURAGE!

An Act of Courage


 First, they conquered Outer Space….
Now, they bring destruction to the promised land…
The Viking Warriors are coming to ARCADIA!

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Welcome to THE CONQUERORS, a Steampunk Viking flash fiction challenge for the industry release, ARCADIA (produced & published by Really Slow Motion). Pulling inspiration from the exclusive industry track, The Song of the World Tree, by brilliant composer, Tapsa Kuusniemi, and the stunning album cover, by gifted graphic designer & composer, Koke Núñez Gómez, FORGE an epic tale (under 500 words) that conquers the imagination! Submit your entries in the comments section of the Contest Page by August 9th, midnight EST!


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JETTA – I’d Love to Change the World

Sixteen-year-old Hutchinson McQueen is trapped in a dysfunctional family. Shackled by poor vision and poor reading skills, he squeaks through classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears. After another suspension from school and suffering through one of his mother’s violent attacks, he escapes to a friend’s house that turns out to be a meth lab. The lab is raided and Hutch lands in juvenile detention. When the court sentences him to six months in a new juvenile program, he meets a teacher with Alzheimer’s who will change his life and hers.

Now available from Evernight Teen!

Enter to WIN a free copy or Amazon spending $$ HERE!

Add to your WANT To READ shelf on Goodreads


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