Monday, June 17, 2013

Taking Time by Ellie Garratt and Scary Storm Photos

Taking Time and Other Science Fiction Stories
By Ellie Garratt

Science fiction stories of time and space...

The future of humanity must be decided in Next Phase. Winning the Planetary Lottery is not as lucky as it first seems in Schrodinger's Gamble. An apocalypse and its aftermath threaten to tear one couple apart in Daiker's Children. In Life As I Know It a reclusive man finds both his heart and home invaded during an alien harvest. In Taking Time a demon seeking shelter on a distant planet finds himself facing a very different kind of demon, after answering a frontier settlement's plea for help.

Stories range from flash fiction to novelette in length.

Publication date: 15th July 2013

About The Author
A life-long addiction to reading science fiction and horror, meant writing was the logical outlet for Ellie Garratt’s passions. She is a reader, writer, blogger, Trekkie, and would happily die to be an extra in The Walking Dead. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online. Passing Time: Nine Short Tales of the Strange and Macabre was published in March 2013 and contains nine previously published stories. Her first nine-part science fiction serial will start in September 2013.
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Thank you Jo and Tina for giving me the Sisterhood Award.

And I leave you with some images from the very freaky storm that blew through our area Thursday night. (Fortunately I got home from my seminar in Wilmington before it hit.)


  1. Those are some very cool cloud pictures, but I'm glad you got home before the storm hit.

    And best of luck to you, Ellie, with your release!

  2. Love the photos!

    Good luck, Ellie, on your latest release.

  3. Congrats, Ellie!

    Wow, those pics are amazing. Must have been some storm!

  4. Good pix but glad you were home before it hit.

    Best of luck Ellie.

  5. Congratulations Ellie and those are some dark clouds!

  6. Congrats to Ellie. I LOVE the cover. Cool cloud pics!

  7. Ellie - Congrats on your new book!

    Those are some scary clouds, Diane. My cousin lives south of Raleigh. She said they had strong winds and lost power for several hours.

  8. Hi Diane .. Ellie's anthology looks great - love the cover and it won't be long before its release.

    Those clouds do look scary - and I'm glad you got home before the storm ..

    Glad all is well - Hilary

  9. Carol, we were so fortunate that the worst went around us. We saw pictures of Raleigh - it was a mess.

  10. The descriptions of those stories give me shivers! So do the photos. Yikes!

  11. Cool, albeit scary, pics....glad it blew over you instead of settling in.

  12. Wow. Those are some scary looking storm pictures!

    Thanks for giving my cover reveal a shout-out.

  13. Great cover art for Ellie! Its truly awesome to look at. Good luck to her and Taking Time.

  14. I've seen this collection a lot of places today. Congrats again to Ellie.

    That was quite a storm. Great pics.

  15. Awesome photos! And yay for Ellie! I love her new cover.

  16. Wishing Ellie well with the book. Great storm photos. Maybe it sounds odd but I miss seeing storms like that. We just don't get those here in L.A.

    Wrote By Rote

  17. Congrats to Ellie! Love her picture. Glad that you got home before the storm. :)

  18. Congratulations to Ellie! Those are beautiful and ominous clouds. I take it you are safe.

  19. Very ominous sky, Diane. Glad you weren't stuck out in that.

    Woot for Ellie! I hope she does real well.

  20. Yay for Ellie - love the cover!!!

    Awesome pics - gorgeous and threatening!

  21. Congrats to Ellie! I love the cover and just downloaded a copy~ :D

    Gosh, Diane those clouds are scary!
    I am glad you are okay

  22. Those are great pictures!
    I've seen Ellie's cover all over the blogosphere...
    Writer In Transit

  23. Those pics are amazing!

    And it is great to see so much scifi out there lately, Love, love it!

  24. Ellie is so great! Love her. And LOVE the pictures. They really are phenomenal.

  25. Wow...look at those clouds. They make me want to take cover.

  26. Lee, I bet you don't miss the tornado watches and warnings though.

  27. Haven't read Ellie's collections yet, but I have the first one on my Kindle. Nice cover on this one too.

    Wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere near that cloud cover, Diane!

  28. Congrats ELLIE!!!!!
    Such a COOL cover...

    L. Diane...

    Those pics are AMAZING... Nature truly is incredible.

    Glad to hear you made it home before it hit!

  29. Congratulations to Ellie and those clouds look so ominous. It's almost like they're alive L. Diane.

  30. I'm glad you got home safe!

    Cool pics!

    Go Ellie!

  31. Sounds like a great collection of sci-fi stories. I LOVE sci-fi! Those are some great cloud pictures, but it looks like a very scary storm!
    Tina @ Life is Good

  32. Hi Diane,

    Yay to Ellie for her latest release, as in her book, of course. The winning balls in the Planetary Lottery are...

    Nice to see that sister's are doing it for themselves. Yay to awards!

    Quite the storm.

    Your starstruck fan,


  33. I'm glad you were ok, Diane. The weather's been so volatile lately, here in Texas we've had tons of rain and storms too.