Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Day In the Life of a Psychic Octopus

Welcome to the Blog Jog!

Thanks for stopping by!  The next stop is Ink Slinger's Whimsey at

 So...who wants a FREE BOOK? 

Post in the comments here at Disgruntled Bear by midnight (EST) on Wednesday, November 24th, for a chance to win a signed copy of Minder (shipped to a U.S. address).

Minder (A Ganzfield Novel)

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Dunn is special, but she needs to figure out how to use her new abilities before somebody else gets hurt. Ganzfield is a secret training facility full of people like her, but it's not exactly a nurturing place.
Every social interaction carries the threat of mind-control.
A stray thought can burn a building to the ground.
And people's nightmares don't always stay in their own heads.
But it's still better than New Jersey--especially once she meets the man of her dreams...

+1 chance if you mention "Blog Jog" in your comment
+1 chance if you're a follower
+1 more chance if you're a NEW follower
+1 chance for each link to this contest on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

I'll use for the selection and post the winner's screen name on Thanksgiving Day.  If your user profile links back to contact info, I'll email you that way, too, so there's no need to put your email address in your post unless you want to receive offers of exciting financial opportunities from Benin.

And now, A Day In the Life of a Psychic Octopus...

7:38 a.m.: I wake to a scratchy touch from the cleaning brush of my alien overlords. Curses!  This must mean they want the tank clean for another one of their rituals. 

8:55 a.m.: Crowds of the strange creatures cluster on the air side of the glass.  Their missing-limbed forms move stiffly as they point dark, shiny machines at me--recording devices for the ritual. I find the machines interesting; I'd love to open one of them up and see if I could fit inside. 

Maybe I should consider that option in the escape plan, since removing the drain cover has proved more difficult than expected.  

9:59 a.m.: The land-monsters lower the two bottles into my prison. The markings--they call them flags--mean nothing to me, but I feel the deep emotions of the surrounding voyeurs.  Their eyes widen in anticipation...which one will I choose? 

10:00 a.m.: Screw it!  I can't go wrong with Germany.

10:01 a.m.: At least the bait-fish is fresh.  Tasty.  The creatures mill around outside my tank, but the sense of urgency is gone from them.  Maybe I'll just go back to sleep.


Jennifer said...

I haven't had a chance to read Minder yet. Sounds interesting though. Count me in.

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Disgruntled Bear said...

Welcome to Blog Jog!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hey, what a fun blog. Enjoyed reading it.


Disgruntled Bear said...

Thanks, Marilyn!

Anonymous said...

DB, I know just what you mean when you say marketing makes you want to hibernate. Nowadays it isn't enough that we writers write scintillating tales, we must hawk our wares as well, which goes rather against the grain.

Thanks for jogging by on this Nov Blog Jog day!
Diane T. and furfamily

Marcie said...

I love Blog Jog! I have seen this book around and it looks very interesting! I follow your blog on GFC and enjoy reading your posts. :D

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw! said...

Awesome post! I'm part of the Blog Jog this year and I'm so glad I found your blog...your book sounds awesome! Count me in the giveaway!

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Anne Lyken-Garner said...

Just stopping by on my jog. I love your profile. It's true.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Here for Blog Jog- what fun!

Carol said...

I love free books!
Thanks for all the jogging you're doing for Blog Jog Day! I think it's fun.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Happy Jog Day! Carole.

Patricia Rockwell said...

I'd love to win this book. It sounds fascinating.

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Happy Blog Jog... I, too, agree with your attitude on marketing... It is more fun to write the book than to promote it. Although my food human did meet some interesting people at a book signing today...Nice blog... I'll be back.


Susan Whitfield said...

Minder sounds awesome. Hope to read it. Thanks for jogging by my blog as well. Best of sales, Bear.

BK said...

Stopping in on the jog. Happy Blog Jog Day. New follower :).


bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net

Vonnie said...

Just stopping through the morning after Blog Jog Day. Better late commenting than never eh? Thank you for sending folks my way.

Yvonne Perry said...

Happy Blog Jog Day!

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