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May 12 , 2008

Never Gonna Give You Up (Pride)


A supermodel's 7-year marriage breaks down when her musician husband tires of being in the shadow of her spotlight.

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The first of Jess C Scott’s dragon-themed stories. * * * Summary: A teenage hooligan with a penchant for playing with fire goes in search of a dragon, before stumbling upon the London Underground’s deadly secret. * * * Genre: Urban Fantasy / Action & Adventure / Fantasy & Magic. * * * By author/artist/non-conformist, Jess C Scott.

Genre: Fiction (pop culture / contemporary / dark humor)

Length: 7,000 words

* This story features in Bad Romance (7 Deadly Sins Anthology).

Note: "Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God." – Deadly Sins

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"Smart and articulate."
– Cliff Burns @ Black Dog Press

"I thought your parody of Twilight was very funny. (I have only read the beginning so far.)"
– Reader / Customer Email (from U.K.) | on “Literary Heroin”

"Great characters and a fascinating look at today's culture."
– Kipp Poe | Review on "The Intern" (YA Sins07, Lust)

Excerpt [Never Gonna Give *You* Up (Pride)]:

Another thing he began to loathe was how Hilda's industry rewarded aesthetics, in the form of beautiful people or the beautiful works of art they wore. She seemed to sail ahead, month after month, season after season, year after year, catchphrase after catchphrase.

"Gotta have it!"
"Make it work!"
"I like it."
"I just can't."
"Wow me."

English wasn't even her first language, yet she was doing just fine all the time.

She seemed to be born that way, with everything going for her.

Saul thought he'd been born that way too.

It aggravated him to think he could be wrong, as life constantly proved to be a reminder of.

Author Bio:

Jess is an author/artist/non-conformist who’s dedicated to writing original stories that are both meaningful and entertaining.

Most of Jess’s work is fueled by an intense drive to inspire others to favor social/spiritual values over shallow values.

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