Monday, September 9, 2013

Meet Author Preston Randall

Welcome fans! So glad you could make by this week. There's tons going on here a JLB Creatives. 

Plans are being made to present a Business After Hours in conjunction with Lakeside Inn in beautiful downtown Mt. Dora, FL on September 26, 2013 from 5:00p - 7:00p. There will be tours, book readings, and mini presentations regarding how Lakeside Inn and JLB Creatives are working together for the community.

We're also gearing up for the St. Augustine Florida Heritage Book Festival fast approaching September 28, 2013. JLB Creatives Executive Team will have an exhibit promoting Authors in the Park Events, JLB Creatives publications, and the executive team's novels, and more! If you're going to be at the festival be sure to look us up and say hello.

October 5, 2013 2:00p - 5:00p unleashes BOOKTOBERFEST! A unique, interactive event showcasing nearly 20 authors. It will be taking place at the Lakeside Inn in Mt. Dora, FL CLICK HERE for details on the Authors in the Park upcoming event where the authors will be dressed as characters from their own novels, and guests are encouraged to pick one of the participating author's characters and come in costume to be entered into the contest.

And as if that's not enough - JLB Creatives is nearing the release of their next publication...Volume 2 in the Hidden Earth Series! Planet Land - The Adventures of Cub and Nash is slated to debut at BOOKTOBERFEST! We are currently taking pre-orders through October 1, 2013. To save $5 plus get a FREE necklace with every pre-ordered autographed print copy of Planet Land, and read an excerpt from the new novel, CLICK HERE  

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But now, it's time to get on with the show! We've an Excerpt Extravaganza from the wonderful author. . . 
Preston Randall

The Unbelievable Story of How I Met Your Mother

Daniel Zurenski feels like a total loser, but he's about to encounter a crazy array of characters who are going to change his life forever. It starts with Fred Zimmerman (and his unique pet) who scrubs pots at The Spaghetti Barn restaurant and accidentally sets off a disastrous chain of events. There's the volatile restaurant manager Paolo and his greasy head chef nephew Tony. Then there's a fanatical sports reporter named Bruce Jagerski who dreams of winning a marathon if only he didn't have such a bizarre running style. All come together during marathon race weekend in this hilarious tale which will keep you guessing right to the finish line.

First hit was the refreshment area consisting of ten long tables lined up in two rows of five with a narrow centre aisle. Small boxes of orange juice, yogurt, doughnuts, two types of cookies (chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin), bananas, bagels, and water-filled cups all exploded into the air as Serena and the carriage charged up the middle and sent the tables flying. Volunteers leapt for cover as they were pelted with food shrapnel.
Next hit was the announcer’s platform. He was stationed on a raised stage next to the actual finish line in order to call out the names of everyone coming across. Serena galloped straight across the line but the right front corner of the carriage slammed into the scaffolding and everything started to come down. The announcer leapt off at the last second and executed a half somersault with a full twist before landing, unhurt, on a pile of cables. The official race clock, however, didn’t fare so well. It exploded on contact with the ground after falling from its perch 12 feet up.
Hundreds of spectators lining the road on both sides were concentrating all their attention away from the finish line. They saw a small red cap bobbing in the distance along the side of the road, but with the PA system suddenly cut off it was unclear who approached. The combined noise of flying tables, fallen platform, exploding clock and Clara’s non-stop scream caused every head to turn in the opposite direction.

Serena and the carriage broke free of the scaffolding and lunged down the road with George and the driver in hot pursuit. Jagged chunks of wood jutted from the front right corner of the carriage and the wheel on that side wobbled dangerously.

Twitter: @prestonrandall
We certainly hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Be sure to visit Preston's links, follow him on Twitter, and better yet purchase his book ;-)
Until next week...stay casual, live life to the fullest, and have a piece of chocolate for me!
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