Monthly Archives: January 2014



A Death of the Body advertisement was banned by a Utah local news station January 10, 2014 with the following response:

“Our organization is responsible for the editorial content within the advertising we allow. It is our prerogative to not accept advertising from products or services that are critical of any religion. It appears from the reviews on Amazon, that your novel challenges the validity of many organized religions, and that is a message that does not align with our brand. We feel like you are better served by buying display media through Google Display Network or other networks that are less sensitive to editorial conflicts like this. I apologize for the inconvenience.”

While I (Rick) disagree with the assessment, I find the controversy interesting.

One reviewer has said, “Another thing that I think some people might not like about this book is how it rips on religion as a whole,” while another one rebutted: “As some other reviewers have mentioned there are quite a few religious undertones to this story. It is apparent that the author has done some research of several religions and their beliefs and practices. As someone who has studied and explored various world religions I enjoyed this part of the story.”

But my absolute favorite comment on the subject came from Janett, who blogs over at The Pleasure of Reading Today. She hits the nail on the head when she said, “This book makes a lot of reference to religion and although I understand this is a delicate subject for certain people, we have to look at the big picture. This is a character looking for his place in the world he lives in, searching for his purpose and constantly asking himself questions that us humans, as characters in our own stories looking for our reason to live, are also wondering about.”

For those who haven’t had a chance to see the Death of the Body release announcement and press release, I also address these issues. You can find press release here.

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As you know, Rebecca Ethington is a very good friend of mine (I almost sacrificed her on Elephant Rock in high school. All you super-fans, you’re welcome that I didn’t). Anyway… She has a big announcement that I’m posting for her! Yay!

Author Rebecca Ethington has some big news to share about her Imdalind series! Check out the video below where Rebecca Ethington shares a special message. 🙂

About Soul of Flame...

Book Four in the Imdalind Series, expected release December 2013

The Time for the final battle has come.

Edmund's armies have surrounded the Rioseco Abbey, trapping the few survivors inside. The sight that Ilyan was given a thousand years ago is about to come to pass.

If only Joclyn was able to fight.

Joclyn is tormented by the hallucinations that Cail’s mind has left her with, her magic an uncontrollable torrent that even Ilyan cannot control. Her moments of lucidity are broken by fears of dripping pipes and bleeding walls, and a desire to kill Ryland that she is having trouble trying to ignore.

The sight has shown her power, shown her success, but it has also shown her death – The end of her life something she is not quite willing to give up on yet.

Even past her death, the sight has shown her love, and that love may be the only key to her sanity, to her strength, and to Edmund's death.

That love may stand in her way, and a single choice may tip the scales and secure their future, or destroy their fate.

Release Date: February 17th 2014


"“You deserve to die!”

The tanned skin of his face slowly faded to white before the red of his lips painted blue. He clawed at his neck as an invisible force squeezed the life out of him. I only smiled as I watched him fight it, knowing it was pointless, knowing I wouldn’t let him get away.

Other books in the series...

 Kiss of Fire Available on AmazonBN
Eyes of Ember Available on AmazonBN
Scorched Treachery Available AmazonBN



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Rebecca Ethington is a story teller and author from Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been telling stories since she was small. First, with writing crude scripts, and then in stage with years of theatrical performances. Rebecca’s first stint into the world of literary writing, The Imdalind Series, was released in October 2012 and since its release each book has been found in several top 100 lists on Amazon. Rebecca is a mother to two, and wife to her best friend of 14 years. Her days are spent writing, running, and enjoying life with her crazy family.