J Dorner

Pennsylvania, USA

Author of the Existence speculative fiction book series. Fractions of Existence, book 1, is on Amazon. (Free on KU) Writer's reference book "Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters" is available on Amazon and Smashwords. J runs the Debut Author Spotlight at Operation Awesome. Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge co-host.

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Oct 30 2018

Book Summary #SpeculativeFiction #UrbanFantasy #ParanormalRomance #Myth #Legend #NewAdult

Speculative Fiction. Urban Fantasy. Paranormal Romance. Myths & Legends. New Adult. Book Summary of: FRACTIONS OF EXISTENCE XAVIER DOYEN aims to prevent THE EYES IN THE SHADOWS from bringing about the apocalypse because he believes that’s what he’s meant to do. He’s hampered by a missing resource that would make his team, THE EXISTENCE, powerful …

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Oct 26 2018

Trick or Treat or Goals

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop The tough blow from last month… there has been an Internet storm of others feeling equally outraged. Spent most of my time this month taking care of my niece. Maybe the election next month will bring more love and concern for others to the land on which I live. On Wednesday, I got …

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Oct 25 2018

Four Book Reviews

The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe I enjoyed the discussion of Chess. Hoyle (a game I’ve never heard of) comes up next, which I’m guessing is like poker, based on the book’s description. Telling me about a library in Paris… that’s always a quick way to entice this reader! I learned …

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Oct 16 2018

Tree Déjà vu Flash Fiction #FF #WEPFF #WEP and Blog All About It Challenge

FLASH FICTION WEP CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER – DEJA VU OR VOODOO October’s Prompt: Trees Tree Déjà vu I’ve seen Tommy drunk before. His days working at the golf club get to him. It’s not the fresh air, but the air of superiority that suffocates him. “The downfall of society happens before the anarchy. That’s what …

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Oct 11 2018

Feeling Support

In my Escape the Hate post, I discussed how I felt, as a diverse person, being lumped in with profanity and violence. And that, as a supporter of the We Need Diverse Books movement, I wouldn’t join a certain writing contest. Never in the post did I identify the place, contest, or those running it. …

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Sep 28 2018

Pumpkin Spice Goals and Dealing with Blows

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Yesterday, I posted about the latest blow to my soul. I won’t rehash it here. On the upside, a friend of a friend is considering creating an opposing anthology that would allow diversity, just to prove that you can have a “clean read” G rated anthology AND everything and anything covered in the …

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Sep 27 2018

Escape the Hate #BlogAllAboutItChallenge #WeNeedDiverseBooks

September’s prompt is ESCAPE. I’m going non-fiction this month, opting to tell you about what’s on my mind. Last week, a certain writing challenge I look forward to every year opened their tenth annual competition. I was so excited that I immediately hit “share” on the post. The challenge is hosted by a non-profit, a …

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Sep 24 2018

Fun Readathon! Wrap-Up for #TackleTBR and #BookReview Times Two

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 9/21: Challenge & Giveaway at Wishful Endings Challenge: Initials Challenge This challenge is to find books to represent your initials. J— L — D — The Jakkattu Vector by P.K. Tyler; Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn by Jean R. Soderlund; Double Negative by C. Lee McKenzie 9/22: …

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Sep 20 2018

Book Review #TackleTBR #Punchbowl of Books #NationalPunchDay

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s Challenge: IT WAS HERE, ON MY BLOG! Punchbowl of books! List three to five books that “mix well together” even though they’re from different authors and maybe even different genres. Here’s my answer= The five key ingredients to J Lenni Dorner’s punchbowl of books: base – A NYC celebrity …

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Sep 20 2018

#TackleTBR Punchbowl of Books Challenge plus Giveaway and a #bookiversary

bookiversary Fractions of Existence by J Lenni Dorner

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s Challenge: Punchbowl of books! List three to five books that “mix well together” even though they’re from different authors and maybe even different genres. Why? Because it’s National Punch Day! It’d be splended if you’d share this image with a quote from my book! Having trouble thinking of some? …

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Sep 19 2018

#TackleTBR Read-a-Thon be worth all th’ doubloons in me treasure chest #TalkLikeAPirateDay

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Two-Color Challenge from wishfulendings View this post on Instagram #tackleTBR Two Color Challenge (blue and white) #books #readathon A post shared by J Lenni Dorner (@jlennidorner) on Sep 19, 2018 at 9:05pm PDT Yes, I did borrow a unicorn from my niece for this. Blue & White: Pink& …

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Sep 18 2018

#Book Cover Love During the #TackleTBR Read-a-Thon

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Today’s CHALLENGE is Cover Love. from katiescleanbookcollection Pinterest Book Covers that caught my eye – I have an entire pin board of these. Here are two glimpses, in case you don’t use Pinterest: Day of the challenge: Day 2 What I read today: Water’s Blood (The Elemental Clan …

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Sep 17 2018

Goals for the Exciting Readathon! I Love #TackleTBR! Plus an #AtoZChallenge update!

Tackle Your To-be-Read Read-a-thon 2018 Today’s challenge: Today’s Read-a-thon challenge is the Random Page Challenge!! Open the book you’re currently reading, flip to a random page, and share a quote from that page! “Now she could choose for herself, and she didn’t think New Orleans was dangerous at all. She could hardly believe such a …

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Sep 06 2018

Book Review on #ReadABookDay to #BeatTheBacklist #PlutoLives

My backlist is host to a wide variety of books from many genres. This one happens to be from the non-fiction science section. The Universe (Collins Discover)- August 8, 2006 – by Peter Grego Overall, a pretty good book. It felt like a mini-textbook to me, like the ones from school days in the 1980/90’s. …

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Sep 05 2018

Indie Publishing Path Taken #IWSG #IndieAuthor #IARTG

This month’s IWSG prompt: What publishing path are you considering/did you take, and why? Three roads branch in a writer’s elections, It’s inadvisable to travel them all And being an author, long I sat with my reflections And explored traditional, the first direction To where it bent in the query sprawl; Then took the indie, …

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Aug 31 2018

Update On Goal Challenge To Keep Focus

#quote A goal without a plan is just a wish

https://gotgoalsbloghop.blogspot.com #GotGoalsBlogHop Thoughts from my WEPFF entry: – Intriguing that so many commenters thought Osiris to be a woman. It was based on a true story, but I changed names. I really thought I picked a manly name. “In Egyptian mythology, Osiris is the god of life, death, the flooding of the Nile and the …

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Aug 26 2018

Helpful Readathon #Reading Challenge Is Why I Love #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Challenge Day 6: Discover Books Bout of Books is known to add to your TBR instead of reduce it. Embrace it by sharing the books you’ve discovered through Bout of Books. My Amazon Wish List Link Challenge Day 7: Stretch Goal It’s the last day of the readathon, so today’s challenge …

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Aug 24 2018

Exciting Readathon #Reading and #BookReview Results on Challenge Days 2 to 5 of #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Challenges: Day 2= Book Plot Emoji Tell the plot of a book with emojis. See below! Day 3= Literary Villain Who are your favorite literary bad guys? Maven Calore Ryzek Noavek Aro, Jane The Eyes in the Shadows The Chandrian Dexter Day 4= Book Trip Share books set in places you …

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Aug 21 2018

A Concealed Beginning Makes a Lifetime of Emerging #birthday

happy birthday Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Blog All About It Challenge prompt: Beginning In the beginning, the Lenni-Lenape tribe, the Grandfathers, the original people, were one nation. A people who valued wisdom above all else. They believed, according to the knowledge passed down to me, in multiple genders, equality, and a wide range of family “structures.” Like the three sisters of …

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Aug 20 2018

Readathon #Reading, #insixwords, latest #BookReview — Announcing Day 1 of #boutofbooks 23

Bout of Books 23 Today’s challenge: Introduce yourself #insixwords Logophile #Leo with a birthday tomorrow. During Bout of Books 22, one of the challenges was to find a book from the year you were born. I posted a book I dug up from 1979. For Bout of Books 23, I finally read it! Day of …

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