A Shocking New Story

Oh please, dont just pass on by, its not like I inflict lots of ads for my stuff on you. Besides which, doing it this way, you still get 2 more blogs this weekend, which wont be adverts for my new book!

Yes, I’ve been writing again, and this time, its something a little bit different. No light and fluffy here, though fine, the ending is pretty sweet, all the same. But just gets a bit grittier, and thought provoking along the way.

Oh, right, the link. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/667260 is where you need to go. Yes, it is also up at Amazon, and will be up at Barnes And Noble, and a few other places soon, but at the moment, its just those two, and Kobo, so…Yes, fine, I’ll admit it, Smashwords pay far better commission than Amazon, which is why I’m featuring them. But if you love Amazon, just go there, search on Merry Brooks, and you’ll find it there too.

Yes, as mentioned, this isnt your sort of cute story that ‘Miss Brooks’ has written before, because it tackles a subject that interests, and intrigues me, but has the same effect on people as Marmite, seemingly you love it, or hate it, only in this case, it seems more fall into the latter. So, my positive look at ECT (Electro Convulsive Therapy) is going to annoy some folk, for sure! Hopefully some will agree with me though. As to the modern style of treatment, its very different to what you see in the movies! Best example I can come up with, is this one. I know, its in Dutch, but I cant do everything. Let me make a film in English, with me as the patient, and I’ll do it, willingly!

I know what you might be saying, she’s putting forward a positive case for it, but if she had to have it herself… Sorry, I would, happily, though fine, ideally, at first at least, I might prefer a lower voltage passing through my mind than a standard treatment, but if that was the only choice, then yes, I would, definitely! In fact, if anyone is offering…?

Anyway, the story, though you can read it in the synopsis on the link, a quick resume. Susan is a great believer in method acting, and likes to know how her roles would react to events. So when she is offered the chance to play a wealthy lady, whose children want her out of the way, in a psychiatric unit, while they blow her money, she needs to find out what that would be like, for real. And fine, because the children dont want her out too soon, they plan on getting her ‘treated’ in a way that will keep her there for a while. So, a stay is booked, though Susan plans to avoid the treatment, but…

Yes, its a role, yes, its fiction, and no actresses were harmed in the making of this story lol! Fine, I wouldnt mind being ‘harmed’ that way, but anyway…

So yes, if you want to make me happy, go give the book a try. Better, buy it, its only $2.99, and you have no idea how good it is to see your books sell a few copies. If not for you, go check out my other books, and maybe buy one of those instead?

OK, publicity moment over, which means its time for the video! Or tonight, two videos! Yes, same group, same song, so take your pick. Firstly, the original video

Then, a recent live performance, which proves that they can still do it live, about 40 years later!

Yes, you like the name of the group, which is why I used it? An amazing pair of brothers, it has to be said.

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Down At The Club

Yes, anyone who has had the fortune to read my early stuff on the EMCSA, knows that I had a tendency back then to use myself as the, err, victim of events very often. Thankfully, at some point I eventually got out of the habit, though its fair to say that CJ (who strictly is me, as anyone who read, or purchased ‘Hollywood Happening’ would know) is pretty much me, in another identity. I try to base the older version of Clara on as much details of her as I could trace, but yes, fine, she might be submissive, because I am! Other actresses used do tend to be based more on details known about them, which is why Jean might be sassy, but she’s submissive too. Yes, evidence suggests she was, and her parents (using her step father as the father figure) certainly seemed to control her, for sure.

But yes, over the years, the thing that has tickled me the most, is when other people include ‘me’ in a story. Yes, I love it! And this week, we have a story including my Merry Brooks persona, which I absolutely adored. The link to the story, oh sure?

http://192.155.80.152/UnderTheHillFranchiseAliciasVisit/index.html

Oh, and if anyone is offering, I would love to wear that Iron Man suit, believe me! The nipple piercings? Fine, if I must, but given the choice, I’d probably pass. But lets face it, this isnt about my choice, is it? 😉 I’m definitely passing on the high wire sex frolics though! Mainly because my physical body isnt up to it, than anything else, but anyway…And yes, if you want to tamper with my mind, to make me even more suitable for the role, more than fine by me!

Yes, feel free to read Betsy’s other stories too, especially the other ‘Under The Hill’ one, which is referenced here, but besides that…

And yes, I really enjoy the honor, when it happens.

OK, the video, a real golden oldie. Yes, you’re right, the clue is in the blog title, no surprise!

Merry Brooks, the slightly famous author has a new book out!

And before you query matters, for those who don’t remember, and it has been a while, that’s my author name, for publishing purposes.

I know, its been a while, but thats what work will do for you! But while I was taking it (relatively) easy, before I headed to Hollywood, I wrote this. Yes, I know, I write this before I get to see the city, but on the whole, I made a good premise of it. Yes, Google maps helps in that sense, but anyway…

http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Happening-Merry-Brooks-ebook/dp/B00Z6Z4NLQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1433792412&sr=1-1

If you want an idea what its about, before you buy, there’s a guide in the synopsis. All I will say, is that there are 2 very famous actresses mentioned here, 1 of whom gets to try life in a modern era too (technically, she also appears as a ghost, but…). There is also 1 less well known actress, who gets to live 2 lives as well, for whom I have a special affection.

As I say, think the tale of Christmas Carol, hitting Hollywood, only the visitation is not just the sight of things, you get to experience the whole thing.

Oh, and it features a couple of guys as well, who might be a bit sinister, but have a dry sense of humour too, purely fictional.

No, I dont expect to sell enough copies to give up the job hunting lark, but hopefully enough to boost my sagging funds, pretty please!

OK, you had this video only a couple of months ago, but who’s counting. Its a much under rated Gerry Rafferty gem, that deserves some love, so…

Oh, and this lady might appear in it

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The most beautiful girl in the world?

No, not me. Seriously, I wish lol.

But as these 3 pictures from my recent photo shoot show, when someone does my hair, and my make up for me, and I put myself in the hands of a master photographer, I can look pretty good all the same!

2nd Photoshoot picture 3

2nd Photoshoot picture 5

2nd Photoshoot picture 11

See what I mean? 😉

There are many more, about a dozen in fact, so if you want to see more, send me an email address, and I’ll send them off to you. But as far as on here goes, thats all you get!

Wonderful, arent they? I’ll wait for the romance proposals to pour in lol!

The video, an oldie, from my teens, the clue is in the blog title

Oh, and as those of you on the Garden, or the MC Forum might have noticed, I’ve changed my photo on there, and indeed, my ‘name’ on the Garden too. Yes, I look far more like Jean, so I might as well play that way too. There is no way I could look like Louise Brooks, if I tried! Changing my name on the Forum is harder, so I will stay as Merry Brooks in name, if not in picture on there.

So, my new look

Blue eyed babe

Just look into my big blue eyes, and… 😉

The new story is up!

Yes, today marks the first new ebook from me for a while, though it was written late last year. But given that December is the busiest month of the year for my editor (no, he isnt Santa Claus lol), its taken a while to get this far, and then I have to have a gap at work when I can get to post it up! But today, everything came together, and now, at Smashwords, and Amazon at least, the new book is up

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Despite the look in the picture, she’s a super heroine, though yes, it is set in the 1920’s. And yes, Belinda is a sassy, young flapper, while also using her chemistry skills to battle against villains, in and around River City. You want links, please say you want links!

Amazon is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IAPGK6U or co.uk or whatever is Amazon’s tag in your zone, the last segment of the link will take you to the book. Smashwords is https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/406177 . It has also gone to Barnes and Noble, but not published there as yet.

And for those who noticed, all the other books are either back up at Amazon, or will be shortly. There seems to have been a falling out between them, and Draft2Digital, and all the stories posted through them got pulled. But I’ve sent them direct today, and hopefully some might even think they are new, and buy some!

Right, the video tonight, something different. As buyers will discover, Belinda’s home town in the story is Coffeyville, Kansas. Yes, not too distant from another certain famous Kansas born flapper lol! So lets show you Belinda’s home town

I suspect Cherryvale has a similar level of liveliness, hopefully I’ll find out later this year!

That pre publicity moment

Well, given that I will soon have to pay for my holiday in May, this might be just the perfect moment to have a couple of things to sell…well, hopefully sell…

Firstly, in relation to yesterdays posting, and Friday’s performance, I just want to mention the video will be available for your delight, should be going up tomorrow on You Tube. But before you all dash off, trying to find it, it wont be listed, but I will have the link!

I know, I know, most of these hypno videos at prices involve a pretty young lady, and a bit of a flesh show… and cost between $15-25 dollars! Me, I’m 55, and there is no glimpse of boobs, and certainly no nudity, so how does $7.99 sound? Fair, I would say, for what I can guarantee was absolutely genuine trance, and I should know!

So, if you want the link, email me at robotunit8@hotmail.com, and I can give you the Paypal details, and you can watch me entranced, I have no idea how long I was under, but I think it was quite a long time. Hey, I’ve got to pay the train fare somehow lol! 😛 I might have to pay another, to get the Mary Lou trigger, which will be wonderful.

The other piece of publicity, is for something even cheaper, just $2.99! Yes, the new ebook should be out very soon, just waiting for the last 2 chapters back from my wonderful editor, James, and then it will get sent off to all the usual sources. Seeing an equally wonderful guy named Kris has already sent me back the cover, I’ll give you a peek

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Yes, you’ve worked it out, its set in the 20’s. But…she’s a superheroine, just not your usual kind of girl. She gets up to a lot of fun! And hopefully, in the next week or so, you can find out exactly what!

Any other news, well, only that I’m back to work tomorrow, so blogs might return to a calmer rate from now on.

The video, well, I cant think of any way of including this song from my youth in a title, so lets cheat tonight. No, I am pretty certain this isnt the city in the title, suspect its either Bruges, or Amsterdam to be honest, but as its 40 years old, not sure on that.

A man I admire greatly

Back in 2009, I wrote a story, called No Place Like Nome, last year it finally started to get an audience, when I started up my ebook publishing thing. But no, before you just pass on, this isnt a request to go buy the book, though I wouldnt mind if you did!

One of the threads of that story, was the 2009 Iditarod race, won by the incredible Iditarod legend, Lance Mackey. Seriously, in all, this guy has won this race (one of the hardest in the world, if not the hardest) 4 times, quite an amazing feat. But all the more amazing, given his long fight with cancer. It did also involve the serum run of 1925, but as I say, the reason for this blog is Lance, not the book.

The thing is, all the chemotherapy, and everything else he had to go through, has messed up his body. I know, it happens to a lot more folk, but they dont race for a thousand miles through bitter weather. Doesnt make them any less as a person, just means they havent walked into my life yet. Last week, Lance lost the last of his teeth, his jawbone is now such a mess, they had to go. Cost $8,000 or so! Cost to get a new set of decent teeth, that means he could get back to what he terms a normal life, about $30,000! Sadly all this means Lance wont be in this years race, he isnt in a fit state to do it.

Let me say, our health service system over here isnt perfect, but at least we have one. In the US, medical insurance is a must, as its all private, and expensive over there. Indeed, Lance does have insurance, but it doesnt cover the oral work he needs doing.

Oh, did I mention, Lance doesnt like being helped, he’s a strongly independent man, but he’s also a hero to many, so these things get noticed, and hopefully help is on the way. He has been convinced, by a friend of his, to let her start a campaign to raise money to help pay for this work, and thats why I’m writing this blog, to hopefully increase the audience for this. Oh, and for the few who read both, this will be tomorrow nights personal blog, just saying…Just had something else to write about there tonight.

The campaign is at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/3g2Dd/ab/22c1Af? so if you have a few spare dollars, pounds, euros, or whatever, please consider giving. I will be, hopefully so can you find it in your heart to do so.

The video, lets just ensure that Lance’s dream, of more Iditarod races isnt over.

Thanks for reading.