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The Masters Reimagined Now in Print

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The Masters Reimagined
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Speculative Twists on the Classics
In The Masters Reimagined, ten authors unite to bring something new to the classic stories of literature we all know so well. Masters like James Joyce, Rudyard Kipling, Lewis Carroll, Herman Melville, Leo Tolstoy, and Shakespeare inspired the authors of the Alvarium Experiment in their quest to reinterpret, reinvent, and reshape the stories and characters through speculative twists and turns. This is the third project by the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of accomplished and award-winning authors.
The stories and authors are:

The Count of the Alician Apocalypse” by Bria Burton. On a visit to Stonehenge, a handsome stranger offers Alice an escape from the man who has been following her by way of a magical portal in one of the monoliths. Visit Bria at www.briaburton.com. “The Lottery” by Kristin Durfee. As Earth is dying, Eve Line may have found a way to leave the doomed planet. The world’s best and brightest ha…

New Cover for The Running Girls

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The Running Girls Cover Update

A feel-good, inspirational novelette about two girls
with nothing in common except
the 500-mile summer of '89 challenge.
New Cover, Same Great Story
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The Running Girls is currently a Finalist in the 2017 Royal Palm Literary Awards. At the FWA Conference in October, I'll find out if the book wins a top prize (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) in the Published Novella category. It's a tough category with lots of entrants, but even being a Finalist is an honor.

Coming Soon: Print Edition
I'm currently creating the print edition of The Running Girls, which will likely be released in September.
Stay tuned for more details!



Introducing Livinity Fantasy Author Shayla Cole

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Fantasy Author Shayla Cole
I'm pleased to introduce Shayla Cole, fantasy author of the Livinity trilogy. Visit her all-new website: www.shaylacole.com
And I know what you're thinking...Shayla Cole looks a lot like Bria Burton.

That's because Shayla Cole is me! I now have a nom de plume for Livinity.

What's a Nom de Plume?
It's a fancy way of saying "pen name." A pen name is a name an author uses in place of their real name.


Why a Pen Name?

I'm not using the name Shayla Cole for privacy reasons. I don't mind that people will know that Shayla Cole and Bria Burton are the same person. The main reason I'm using a pen name is to separate my epic fantasy novels (Livinity trilogy and anything related to Livinity) from my other writing projects.

Explain this one more time...

Shayla Cole is my new nom de plume for all things related to my epic fantasy trilogy, Livinity. All other writing remains under my real name, Bria Burton. Women's fiction, inspirational …

A New Story Plus a Chance to Win a Kindle

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The Count of the Alician Apocalypse

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A Short Story in The Masters Reimagined

On a visit to Stonehenge, a handsome stranger offers Alice an escape from the man who has been following her by way of a magical portal in one of the monoliths.

My story was inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland/Through the Looking-Glass and The Count of Monte Cristo.




Join the Virtual After Party and You Could Win a Kindle!


You're Invited!
Facebook Live Virtual After Party
Saturday, July 15th from 4-9 PM (EST)
Virtual Party celebrating the Launch of The Masters Reimagined...and all from the comfort of your own home, so be sure to have your beverage of choice handy. Pop in and out of the Facebook Live Event for your convenience. Meet the authors and win free giveaways, including a Kindle!
The Masters Reimagined

Speculative Twists on the Classics All ten stories now available in the Kindle Store
In The Masters Reimagined, ten authors unite to bring something new to the classic sto…

The Masters Reimagined Virtual Launch & After Party

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The Masters Reimagined Virtual Launch Party
RSVP on Facebook Saturday, July 15th from 4-9PM (EST)
Virtual Party from the comfort of home
Meet the authors and win free giveaways!

The Masters Reimagined
Speculative Twists on the Classics Available 7/15/17 Ten short stories will be published individually for a unique short fiction experience. The third Alvarium Experiment project is a reimagining of classic literature with speculative fiction twists and turns.
The Count of the Alician Apocalypse


A Short Story in The Masters Reimagined
On a visit to Stonehenge, a handsome stranger offers Alice an escape from the man who has been following her by way of a magical portal in one of the monoliths.

My story was inspired by Alice in Wonderland and The Count of Monte Cristo.


How Do I Read the Story?
My story, "The Count of the Alician Apocalypse," will be available for only $0.99 on Saturday, July 15th (only 5 days away!!).

On 7/15/17, there will be a live link on my website: www.briaburton.com

AND THE WINNER IS...

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Winner of the Rafflecopter Giveaway
REBECCA COOPER


Congratulations, Rebecca! You've won a $50 Amazon Gift Card! I'll be contacting you personally via email to arrange the receipt of your winnings.
Thank You For Participating!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Rafflecopter Giveaway. There were over 150 entries! Keep an eye out for future giveaways because I will certainly be doing more.
You Named a Character
There was one entry that was particularly close to my heart: Name a Character. I was thrilled to see so many participants naming a character, and the names were so creative! I will be using every single one of them in future stories.

Here are the Character Names:
Catharia
Linnea Larson
Amelia
Atlas
Brighton
Gracie
JJ
Althea
Bella
Amazon
Emmalyn
Macy
AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE: Spoonbob (can't wait to find a character who will fit that name!)

Would you like to receive a credit for naming a character?
For those who provided a character name, thank you! They were all fanta…

RPLA Semi-Finalist: The Running Girls

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 2017 Royal Palm Literary Award Semi-Finalist

The Running Girls Published Novella Category
I received exciting news that The Running Girls has reached the RPLA semi-finals. In a few months, I'll find out if the novelette will continue on to the finals.
Even if not, it's a privilege to have made it this far. Every year, the competition grows in number of entries. The most beneficial aspect has to be the two judges providing detailed feedback. If The Running Girls makes it to the finals, there will be a third judge providing comments as well.

About the Story
With some inspiration from her cross country coach, Clara decides to take on a summer running challenge: complete 500 miles in three months. The problem? Her parents don't want her jogging all those miles alone, but Clara doesn't want to run with the girl they suggest. Joan is weird, and something seems to be mentally wrong with her. Except none of Clara's other friends run. Will she complete the challenge, or does b…