Monday, April 28, 2014


“Hey, all…

“Trotter here. It’s time to get personal.

“What a day I had… 

“First and foremost…High School bites. 

“Not only did Ms. Hillard berate me in front of the whole class for not doing her crappy writing assignment as perfectly as Nicole Taylor, the anal princess that she is…BUT…I find out Jason, the CUTEST guy in the ninth grade, asked her out!

“Like, can you believe this?

“I’ve gotta come up with some plan to break those two up. But how?

“Any ideas?

“Come on. Someone out there must have some answer?

“Well, it’s late. Let’s all sleep on it. I’ll check back with all of you in the morning. ‘Night.”

Trotter flips off the light and falls into a restless sleep. Dreams of gods, goddess, and a cataclysmic apocalypse flash through her semi conscious mind. She rolls from one side of the bed to the other and lands with a crunch on the hardwood floor.

“Damn. Can’t a girl get a break?” she exclaims, rubbing her wrist and elbow.

The room shakes.

The walls tremble.

“Earthquake!” she screams and runs to the bedroom door, flings it open, and stands in the frame, peering out into the hall. Everything’s eerily silent.

“What the hell.”

She steps back into her room, closing the door.

The window flies open and an icy breeze chills her to the bone. She rushes to close it, but it won’t budge.

A steak of lightning and a crash of thunder follows. Rain pours through the open window, soaking Trotter.

With all her strength she slams the window shut. A bolt of lightning whizzes toward her, striking the sill and an electric shock waves through Trotter’s body.

She drops to the floor. A voice rings throw her mind. “Trotter you are a demigoddess. You must take your rightful place in our world…”

*     *     *    *     *     *     *     *     *     *

After a long day of exploding spells, hitting things she’s not supposed to, and her powers running all of the place, Trotter takes a deep breath.

He, All…

“Trotter here… again…

“Don’t run away! I promise, I in deep crap right now and I really need some help here.

“I must say this demigoddess thing is not all what it’s cracked up to be. 

“I’m, like, caught in the middle between two worlds, ours and the gods. And they’re just withdrawing from everything and fighting amongst themselves.

“And now the world’s starting to fade. Oops…You really didn’t know? Sorry. Tough break. And the kicker is everyone is blaming me! 

“Let’s get real here, why would I want the faze out the world? I LOVE you guys!

“So what do you think?

“Yeah, that’s what I figured, too. Find out who’s behind it and prove my innocence…

“This is a real bummer, for sure.

“Thanks for you help…

“I promise to save you guys! HONEST!”

Will the search for truth come at a cost for Trotter?

Who’s really behind this and what does a little girl named Alice have to do with any of this?

Trotter’s not going to like the answers.


Dreams of Chaos


Ashley Chappell

Will Trotter’s magic be strong enough to endure the drama?

Now this story really has quite a few fun elements. Demigods, gods, the world fading! And on teenage girl has to save the world and herself. Not to mention this mysterious little girl named Alice.

What a fun way to start the last week of the A-Z… 

I bet you’re all wondering what this title has to do with the letter X…


Plus remember this is a TOTAL ad-lib of this novel…

Heres the blurb…

With her leaky powers and premature smiting problem, fourteen year-old Trotter was still just trying to get the hang of the demi-godding business when the apocalypse began. In a world where the gods have withdrawn from humanity, leaving mortals bitter toward magic, she finds herself torn between the human and the goddess in her as the world begins to fade away and she becomes the prime suspect. When her search to determine the cause and prove her innocence ends up revolving around a mysterious little girl named Alice, she discovers that not all of the gods had been as distant as they seemed... Now, with everyone against her and the gods fighting amongst themselves, Trotter is on her own to save her world and stop a spiteful god from using Alice to destroy everything.

Amazon: Link

Have a great Monday everyone!!!!

Tune in tomorrow for my special day….IT’s my BIRTHDAY and a special Y will be featured. You don’t want to miss it!


  1. First time I've heard of that one.
    Will be back to celebrate your birthday!

  2. Ooh, Trotter has a great voice! Also, totally love the name. Thanks so much for sharing this one. I think the title's pretty cool, too. Oh geez, guess I'm adding to my TBR list. LOL

    Sheri at Writer's Alley

    Home of Rebel Writer CREED 2014
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  3. Funny, it's like she's on the radio and talking to the world.

  4. I'd want to read this from your post title. And I love the cover. Will try to remember to stop by tomorrow. Happy Birthday!

  5. Hmmmm, joker card. I'm going to have to keep that one in mind!

    I like a spunky 14-year-old heroine and the cover is wonderful!

  6. I agree with L. Diane. It does sound like she's hosting a radio show! Love the post title! And love the joker card. Hmmm, I'll have to keep that one up my sleeve for next year!

    Happy Monday and happy (early) birthday...just in case I fail to wander back!

  7. A-Z has a joker card? Wow. Man, that's one 14 yr old with a crapload of problems to deal with.

    Birthday? Will there be cake?

    Have a great week Michael!

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

  8. Hi Michael - interesting take on who wants to be Demi-god .. I like the cover and the sound of Ashley's book and who is Alice - and good call for the Joker .... Cheers Hilary

  9. It's always a bad thing when the gods start fighting amongst themselves. Can't anyone just behave???? Ha! This sounds like a good one:)

  10. Great post, will visit for your special day tomorrow.

  11. Yay! I love Ashley, and I still need to finish her wonderful book. Talk about mind-blowing magic. Seriously.

    Happy birthday tomorrow, Michael! *slipping cheese through the interwebs* Hope it's an awesome one!

    True Heroes from A to Z

  12. Wish I'd known about the Mystery Joker Card before today. The comments on my "X" post have been nothing short of astounding.

    I love your intros! They make everything sound like it HAS to be on my must-read list.

  13. Didn`t ,know we had jokers.

  14. Nice use of that Joker card. Fun ad lib of what sounds like a fun story.

  15. Hey, I wish I had drawn a joker card. I knew they had a good use.

  16. Hey Michael,

    Yay n'stuff, I have arrived to leave one of my highly collectable comments. Note my shyness :)

    I can hear Trotter. How good is this. At least the name wasn't trots, that would make me think of going for a crap. Who's the Joker in the deck :)

    Your birthday tomorrow. Y, thanks for letting me know.

    And say it isn't so. The ridiculous alphabet challenge nearly over for another year. Must go sob in a darkened room.

    Gary, the cordial co-host of the Alphabark Challenge, 2014!

  17. Thanks for a lovely intro Michael. Sounds like a delightful premise and main character. Hope Ashley sells heaps.

    You've done good, Michael. Bet you're glad to come to the end.

    Denise x

  18. Ha! Joker card. You genius, you!

    And hey, I can see it's stressful but I don't think I'd mind giving demi-gooding a shot. Just saying. Awesome intro, as usual!

  19. Another great intro. I'm definitely going to have to come back 'tomorrow' for your b-day post. :)