Tin Universe Middle Grade Series.

Someone is zombifying athletes at Clear Cut High School in Utah. Lucky the school has its own young superhero in the person of Mildred Betbeze to try and figure out what's going on. Pep rallies, cheerleaders, new kids in the neighborhood are just some of things our hero and her sidekick slash best friend Aisha have to deal with in the first audio book adaption in Tin Universe's middle grade series. $2.00 Profits from the sales of this audio book will go to Trans Lifeline for as long as the books is sold on Podbean.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #151

Tin Universe Daily #151

There are so many versions of some stories,
Especially when a prospective to the title of The Pledge is screwing with reality in Utah,

The planet is unknown and unexplored by any life form as of this point of time. It has no name but will come to bear the name Ywain after a favored son by its first queen.
The planet is almost identical to Earth except for its pinkish sky and it has an orbiting display of over seventeen moons that orbit its skies and shine really bright at night causing the planet to seem like it has two day times.
Right now walking across a beautiful grassy section of the planet’s surface are five people and as they walk a story is told to one so she will understand, ‘You see Joanshir, Merlin over there loved Camelot. He loved it like an adult loves his childhood toys, which is not always a healthy thing. What happen was thus. A long time of ago when Camelot was alive and in our world it existed in the areas that we call The United Kingdom today. More or less near Cardiff I think? Anyways, the story goes basically like you heard all your life, Disney films, books, comics, and such all had a few of the facts right. Though some were a lot more accurate than others. Let’s not even mention the Richard Gere movie. Camelot, getting back to the story telling of the back-story after the fact of the story, Camelot was rescued during a great time of crisis by Merlin. Taken out of reality into the land of dreams to become a part of the legends of man. But it needed to return to history. History needs Camelot.’
Oh, and you may ask about the hanging plot thread of Russia and his vampires? Delta sent Russia into the sun because he really never liked the blood-sucking bastard at all but the rest of the vampires were scattered throughout time and space because he got distracted trying to do two really big things at once… opps.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #150

Tin Universe Daily #150

There are so many versions of some stories,
Especially when a prospective to the title of The Pledge is screwing with reality in Utah,

‘They are on their way down. That means…’
Guinevere put her hand on Joanshir’s shoulder, ‘No time for woe Knight, we must be prepared. Merlin? Delta?’
Merlin and Delta were gathered as Ywain and Mordred pulled up laid stones from the floor of the chamber. Ywain reached into the ground after Mordred pulled up a very heavy stone with a small bag in his hand. Then he reached it to Merlin but Delta stepped in-between and took hold of the bag, ‘Not this time old friend. Change of plans’
Merlin jumped into the face of Delta fierce with rage which sent off a power that knocked everyone in the room but for Delta to the floor, ‘That is mine!’
‘This was never about you Merlin. It was about a boy with a destiny that you were a part of.’
‘But I saved all of it.’
‘And now it must be returned. The world needs legends but it needs heroes of reality even more. They wish for me to use the crystal to fix things.’
Merlin sat down in the floor at Delta’s feet almost in a sulk like a child, ‘I did not know you did everything those Napoleons told you to do?’
Delta bent down and patted his friend on the shoulder, ‘The only thing I am is what I now live to be.’
As vampires began to bang thunderously at the chamber door Guinevere walked over with Joanshir to were Merlin and Delta where, ‘Merlin what is going to happen?’
Merlin looked up at the Queen, ‘Things will be put right my dear. Finally you all will have peace.’
Then Merlin looked over to Delta who was leading Mordred and Ywain over to hold the chamber door secure with several long boards, ‘What do I get Delta? Do I finally face judgment?’
Delta turned after showing the two young Knights what needed to be done, ‘No. Destiny has further plans for you, Morgan, and Joanshir.’
Joanshir launched in confused rage and kicked Merlin in the chest and then she slapped Delta, ‘Tell us what is going to happen!? What has happen!?’
Delta takes Joanshir’s hand, ‘I will beautiful lady as we go. Now Guinevere, Merlin link hands with us. Mordred you and Ywain hold that door for as long as you can.’
They linked hands and sat down on the floor of the chamber. Delta took out the crystal and sat it in the middle of the floor between them. From the crystal appeared Morgan. Mordred turned from the door long enough to allow the vampires to overpower Ywain’s strength and force the door open and he said one word before all but himself and his half-brother disappeared, ‘Mother.’

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #149

Tin Universe Daily #149

There are so many versions of some stories,
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It was sudden. Smoke began shooting up the walls of the castle transforming into armored vampire warriors as it entered the windows of the main hall. There they went up against Lancelot, Arthur, and Perceival  who stood ready for combat.
The battle had begun and Lancelot being the born leader that he was took charge, ‘Arthur guard the door. No matter what you do not move from it until one of us falls. Perceival to the stairway, I see smoke there already.’
The King moved back as his friend yelled and Perceival ran to the stairway just as the smoke Lancelot spotted changed into a line of vampires lined up the steps in single file, which lead up to the main hall.
All the vampires surged into the hall at the same moment. All the Knights raised their swords as one. The battle would rage in the favor of the Knights for over an hour, and then the vampires started to make headway. Blows hit white armor, men were backed within the room, and two hours after it began Perceival fell from a cut across his neck.
The battle stopped for a few moments as vampires swarmed Perceival’s body feeding on his blood and flesh. Then more vampires appeared focused just on the sight of Arthur and Lancelot who both stood backed against the door. All that can be said is that they fought valiantly and with fierce fury from every inch of life they had left until they both fell and the door was shattered and smoke charged down the steps towards a wizards chambers.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #148

Tin Universe Daily #148

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‘Merlin?’
‘My lady.’
‘What you and Delta speak of is madness?’
Delta turns to Guinevere as Joanshir, Mordred, and Ywain help Merlin move a number of chairs, bookcases, and a huge filing cabinet against the chamber door, ‘Not madness, just the things dreams are made of.’

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #147

Tin Universe Daily #147

There are so many versions of some stories,
Especially when a prospective to the title of The Pledge is screwing with reality in Utah,

Russia stood with his warriors knowing full well Merlin had a plan, he always had plans upon plans, but he also knew of nothing the warlock could do that could stop his army. A handful of Knights and feeble magic will not keep him from re-entering the flesh world.
And nothing could stop him from tasting Delta’s blood.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #146

Tin Universe Daily #146

There are so many versions of some stories,
Especially when a prospective to the title of The Pledge is screwing with reality in Utah,

Lancelot, Arthur, and Perceival stood awaiting the charge. Merlin had lowered his magic’s. The time was now. If this day would produce stories to be retold they would start with this moment. There was nothing but silence within the kingdom now. Arthur by Merlin and Delta’s plan had sent word to Russia that if he let all leave Camelot outside of the castle unharmed they would lower Merlin’s magic’s.
Lancelot had warned all Knights what was going to happen. They were to take all the people of Camelot away from the kingdom as far as they could go until they heard word from the King or Merlin to return.
Perceival was the first to speak up after all of this had taken place, ‘I looked through Merlin’s globe of sight. The Vampires have allowed all to leave to your request my King. Now they have the castle surrounded. Looks to be around one thousands of them. Their King, this Russia as Merlin calls him is standing at the main gates awaiting what I do not know? They know how many we are here?’
Lancelot leans against a wall putting on his armored gloves, ‘He is trying to think like our warlock and figure out what is happening against his knowledge.’

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #145

Tin Universe Daily #145

There are so many versions of some stories,
Especially when a prospective to the title of The Pledge is screwing with reality in Utah,

Merlin’s chambers where being shadowed in light as torches signaled the entrance of Merlin, Delta, Guinevere, and Joanshir.
Guinevere was leading the group having changed into her own armor while everyone else finished up the final planning for what was about to happen.
‘Lancelot, Arthur; and Perceival will guard our rear while you wizards work,’ order the queen.
Delta bowed his head to her before speaking, ‘My lady I am no wizard. My father was Dutch, not a demon like my friend Merlin.’
Guinevere looked to Merlin to see if he would react in anger but he did not and she thought he must not take the comment as any sort of insult at all.
Merlin moved towards a door, one of the many that was within his chambers, but before knocking he turned to the ones accompanying him, ‘Things get hairy from here.’
Merlin knocked on the door and shouted out a password only he and Lancelot knew to signal Mordred that it was safe to open the inner chamber door, ‘McDonalds!’

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tin Universe Daily #144

Tin Universe Daily #144

There are so many versions of some stories,
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Deep within a forest in a carriage pulled by the blackest and most beautiful horses you could ever find anywhere sat a vampire. This vampire was one of the oldest of his kind in creation. One who had traveled through time, been to Heaven and Hell, and feed on the blood of some of the most honorable warriors in creation. He has only and still only cares about one thing- Power.
He has gone by the name Russia for the past few centuries but he has had many others. Only one thing in creation overwhelms his desire for power and that is his hunger for revenge against a man who kept him from obtaining true immortality. He hungers for the death of a man who has created a legend in this false land for himself as a wizard. He hungers for the death of the man called Delta.

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tin Universe Monthly #24

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Tin Universe Daily #143

Tin Universe Daily #143

There are so many versions of some stories,
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Guinevere was going over plans with Lancelot and Arthur; while sitting at The Round Table eating were Merlin and Perceival. All but Merlin were scared silly though when out of thin air appeared Joanshir and someone all recognized on top of the table.
‘I hate when someone uses one of those disks when I am near!’ shouted Perceival.
Lancelot helped Joanshir down from the table and Guinevere immediately grabbed her in an embrace.
Merlin stood up and smiled like Merlin normally does not smile at the stranger standing on the table. Arthur also seemed happy to see this person.
‘Delta,’ Merlin chirped.
Delta jumped down from the table taking Merlin’s hand and shaking it, ‘Merlin what havoc have you caused now?’
‘Not my doing old friend. Russia is finally ready to make his finally stand against us.’
Delta grabbed Arthur’s hand in friendship and hugged him and did the same with Lancelot. He bowed to Guinevere and then turned back to face Lancelot once again, ‘Do you still have my blade around here somewhere?’
Lancelot bent down and reached up under the table and pulled out a sword like no other in Camelot because there was no other like it in Camelot. You see Merlin, who obtained it during a visit to Rome, gave it to Delta as a gift.
Joanshir walked up to Delta as the others gathered around Merlin and he told them what they had to do to save Camelot.

A hour later as the planning was still going on, and Merlin was now asleep on Arthur’s throne, Joanshir was sitting near Delta as he ate, ‘You are the famous wizard Delta?’
‘Famous am I? I don’t know if I like that. I’m really supposed to be as conspicuous as possible.’
‘My father spoke of you once. He said you were more human than Merlin but seemed just as tortured in the soul.’
‘Your father was a very wise man.’ Delta stood up to walk away, ‘But my soul is gone and it is not a subject I wish to discuss.’
Joanshir was left wondering about this stranger who she found herself very attracted to.

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Tin Universe Daily #142

Tin Universe Daily #142

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Deep within the castle, below the dungeons, and past the depths of the cold of the Earth to the chambers of Merlin. Sitting in a chamber that if you entered would seem more like a small church was Ywain, Knight of the Round Table and son of Morgan. And by his side was Mordred his half-brother and one of the most noble of Camelot’s Knights.
Ywain has a charge as The Protector And Guardian Of The Nine Maidens Crystal. The most powerful object in Merlin’s keeping and considered by many to be one of The Seven Treasures Of Creation. But with The Nine Maidens Crystal it has more to do with the power it contains within it than simply the sight of its beauty or its rarity of existence.
Sitting within this church like chamber Ywain studies scriptures and other writings given to him by Merlin to pass the time. He is not allowed to leave the chamber for any reason and if he does so his punishment is death on orders from King Arthur himself.
And with his charge as protector of the crystal, Ywain has become a Knight who has never known combat, but is still one of the most respected of the Round Table Knights. Other Knights come to him for counsel and teachings and he has taken an oath of chastity to keep any temptation to come between his desires and the protection of the crystal.
That oath really pissed Perceival off but that is a story we do not have the time to go into here.
Mordred on the other hand, a noble and brave Knight he maybe, could never have taken on the charge his half-brother lived day in and day out. Mordred has always had this gut battle deep within himself that has had him throughout his life trying to prove himself over and over again and is known as the Knight who never sits still for very long; so, putting him in a small chamber below the depths of the castle has him wishing to join his comrades above in the defense of the kingdom.
But he has his orders also.
And with his orders and by his blood he will defend his brother until his death if needed.

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Tin Universe Daily #141

Tin Universe Daily #141

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‘So you are Gawain’s daughter?’
‘Was…’
Joanshir and the stranger had arrived near the outside walls of the city where they rested and watched as hundreds if not thousands of armored vampires where attacking the city. The stranger looked up as if trying to find the words to use as Joanshir was looking for something in the ground, which was, near a huge oak tree. As she was doing this he looked at her knowing he was looking at a person who should not exist in any way.
‘Your father saved my life when myself, Merlin, and Lancelot first battled these creatures. He was supposed to stay behind but many thought we were on a suicide mission and he did not wish to watch us die without him by our side trying to keep that from happening. And we would have if not for him.’
She found what she was looking for without acknowledging what he had said. She pulled from the ground. It was a circular disk. She reached it out for the stranger to take, ‘Hold onto this with me. It’s magic from Merlin. It will take us to the side of the King.’
The stranger took hold of the disk with a smile knowing what it was and both of them disappear.

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Tin Universe Daily #140

Tin Universe Daily #140

There are so many versions of some stories,
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‘Perceival is the dungeon secure?’
Perceival had entered the great hall of the castle to find Lancelot standing with King Arthur, Merlin, and Queen Quinivere.
‘I laid the magic’s Merlin gave us to keep them at bay. That was after killing eight of the creatures first and to my hand those evils are fierce fighters.’
Merlin was sitting in the King’s throne chair with a faraway look on his face but his speech came with full attention to all, ‘You should see the ones in the flesh world Knight.’
Everyone paid him no mind at the moment for they knew how at times of crisis Merlin usually faded off in thought for a while until forming plans.
Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere where standing by the famous round table itself and Perceival joined them there. Guinevere patted him on the face, ‘Perceival you should rest.’
Perceival kissed her hand, ‘No time for rest my lady,’ he said before turning to Lancelot, ‘What is our next action? The magic’s of Merlin now have them kept from entering the castle but our people and fellow Knights are dying outside these walls.’
Lancelot smiled at his friend, ‘Merlin says they are after something or they would not be here. He is meditating on the subject now…’
The King jumped in, ‘But until he gets to the answer we need to defend our homes, our people.’
Guinevere smiled. She loves seeing how much he cares about his people.
Lancelot pulled a knife from his belt and began to carve out the shape of the castle on the sacred table and then the city and the city walls, ‘The word that came from Aggravaine is that Gawain has fallen. He found his body in the stables.’
Guinevere put her hand on Lancelot's and he pulled it away knowing her meaning, ‘No my lady I have heard nothing about Joanshir but I say she is out there fighting.’
Perceival sits down in a chair, ‘That girl is already one of the best fighters in the kingdom on heart alone. I say she is also.’
Lancelot speaks up again, ‘I think Perceival is right. No fear for her I think we need to have.’ Lancelot quickly changes subject, ‘Ector is leading the defense of the city. He quickly gathered all Defender Knights along with all of the people of Camelot to push back this undead march.’
The King walks over towards the thrones of Camelot and sits in Guinevere’s seat because Merlin was still in his, ‘And what of Mordred?’
Merlin stood up suddenly and began stretching his arms as if just awaken from a very long sleep, ‘Mordred is with his brother Ywain protecting my secrets. Now Lancelot what is our next move?’
Lancelot, who has always had a dislike of Merlin, but respected him out of the love his King had for the old wizard and placed his knife back into his belt with force before turning to talk to Merlin, ‘That was we what our waiting was for, to hear from you Warlock.’
Merlin pats the king on his head like a little child and then walked over to The Round Table, ‘I am awaiting a friend who just arrived.’
Merlin grabs an apple off the table, ‘Then we let the creatures in.’
That did not put the stunned look that sat on the faces of the others in the room. The statement of Merlin having a friend did it.

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Tin Universe Daily #139

Tin Universe Daily #139

There are so many versions of some stories,
Especially when a prospective to the title of The Pledge is screwing with reality in Utah,

He handed her his flask as she sat on top of a huge marble slab, part of the forest ruins. She was trying to catch any bit of breath she could find to force it into her lungs.
‘Drink,’ He told her, ‘Go ahead, it will calm you a little before we head for the city.’
Joanshir took a large drink from the flask, shook her head like she just drank sewer water mixed with gasoline, and stood up with new energy.
‘Thank you stranger for giving me a hand in battle. You fought bravely.’
The stranger put away the flask in an inside pocket to his blood red jacket that seemed to dance with a red dust.
‘Nothing brave about knowing how to kill,’ he told her, ‘Those creatures are quite the experts at that particular talent.’
She gave him a queer look before turning to look in the direction of the city where she spotted the smoke in the moon sky.
A lot of smoke.
The stranger put a hand on her shoulder, ‘The vampires are out for one thing my dear and we need to get there quickly before they find out where my old friend Merlin hide it.’
The stranger and Joanshir began a full on sprint for the city. Joanshir’s heart felt like it was going to explode from her chest but also as she ran beside this man who came to fight by her side against the vampires she could not also help but be curious about any mortal man who called Merlin friend, if he was a mortal man at all.

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