J.S. Bailey

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J. S. Bailey enjoys writing eerie tales of the supernatural that keep readers on the edges of their seats. She has published six novels and twenty-one short stories, with more on the way. Bailey is fond of long walks in the woods, British television, and lots of burritos. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and cats.

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“The world is one unending chess match, my dear, and I am the one playing it how I please. I poke and prod to move my pieces to places I find desirable. And the defiant ones who resist me I simply remove from the board." He pulled up his right sleeve, showing Laura a sheathed dagger strapped to his arm. "But you, Laura, are not of this chess match at all. You walked unexpectedly onto my board, scattering my pieces out of the way, the ones that I had worked on so tirelessly to arrange to perfection.”
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“There are people who hate the truth. It is a poison to them. The only way to protect themselves from the poison is to eliminate those who bring it.”
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“Only the flesh dies, Kerry. The flesh is vapor. When the vapor drifts away and is gone, only we remain.”
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“Oh, fine.' Rochelle sprinkled some water over one of the glowstones and laid the object down in the center of their tiny camp. 'I didn't know you were afraid of the dark.'

'It isn't the dark I'm afraid of. It's the things hiding in the dark that I can't see.' Laura closed her eyes. 'Like ninjas.”
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“The world is one unending chess match, my dear, and I am the one playing it how I please. I poke and prod to move my pieces to places I find desirable. And the defiant ones who resist me I simply remove from the board." He pulled up his right sleeve, showing Laura a sheathed dagger strapped to his arm. "But you, Laura, are not of this chess match at all. You walked unexpectedly onto my board, scattering my pieces out of the way, the ones that I had worked on so tirelessly to arrange to perfection.”
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“Only the flesh dies, Kerry. The flesh is vapor. When the vapor drifts away and is gone, only we remain.”
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“We work our whole lives trying to get rich so we can impress the world with our fancy houses and cars, but in the end it doesn't matter how much money we make. What matters most are the choices we make, and unfortunately I made some very bad choices.”
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J.S. Bailey Donna wrote: "Thanks for being friends. Glad to meet you.Donna Marie"

It's good to meet you, too!


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Donna Marie Thanks for being friends. Glad to meet you.Donna Marie


Jonathan Terrington Thanks for the friend request - hope to hear more from you around the track! :D


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J.S. Bailey Mona wrote: "Happy Birthday! I hope you have a lovely day :)"

Thank you, Mona! You too!


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Cheryl Thanks for the friendship invite


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J.S. Bailey Maribel wrote: "I loved your book, The Land Beyond the Portal, J. S.! It's listed as one of my favorites--cuz it is! ;D"

So glad to hear it! :) Have you checked out my short story Vapors yet? It's only available as an ebook through Amazon, but they have some kind of app that people can download onto their computers so they can read Kindle books that way. Thanks again for your support!

Have a blessed evening!


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J.S. Bailey Kara wrote: "Happy Birthday, Jen! Enjoy your books, you're the best!! Blessings girl :)"

Aw, shucks. Thanks! :)


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Kara Happy Birthday, Jen! Enjoy your books, you're the best!! Blessings girl :)


Savannah Thank you for the friendship...


Heather Thanks for the add Jennifer! Your book looks interesting! I've added it to my "must read" list :)


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Kevin Brown Thanks J.S.


Pickles Thanks for the friend request!


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Dayna Hiya! I've just read your comment. I'd be more than happy to recommend your book to others. Shall do it in a sec. When I've read your book, I shall also put a review of it up on my blog :)


JoAnne Kenrick J xx thanks so much for the friend add! Looking forward to chatting books with you, and catching your reading updates in my newsfeed.


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