Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Kindred Spirits

Good news on the writing front....My first novel, The Kindred, will be featured on the Book Bub site from 2/6 to 2/12, with a promo ad on 2/8. The book will be featured for $.99 and I couldn't be happier.

If you read my blogs regularly, you know that I consider the universe a really good friend. When I least expect it, the universe sends something into my life to lift up my spirits. Well, here it is. That it's chosen to feature my first novel, The Kindred, is doubly uplifting. Why? Because this book was my first published work and it will always hold a special place in my heart. And now, it seems the universe likes it a lot too.

So....if you haven't read The Kindred, here is the opportunity to visit two worlds--the supernatural and the human. Join star-crossed lovers Janice Kelly and Adrian Magus as they collide head on with each other, and a very determined ghost, who wants nothing more than to release her imprisoned soul and be reunited with her one true love. Ah! Love, Romance, and Sex. Nothing better than that!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Intentions vs. Resolutions

Welcome aboard the 2017 train! What a ride it's going to be, with a brand new President in the White House....that brings me to my 2017 resolutions....the first is: throwing away resolutions and substituting intentions instead.  Why? Because resolutions never stick. They last maybe a month at most. Lose weight; exercise more. Nope, been down that road. I've tried making those resolutions and have broken them every time. So, this year, 2017 (which in the numerology world adds up to the number "1"), I'm going to do intentions instead.

Why now? 'Cause the year 2017 adds up to "1", which is all about new beginnings. About standing up and standing out. So, my intentions are all new beginnings.  I'm going to begin and end a new novel this year; I'm going to promote my current books more this year; I'm going to do more nice things for people throughout the year & I'm going to attend a writing seminar somewhere in the United States. Cavorting with people of like minds, is good for the soul. That's it.  Four little intentions.

Why, only four? Because too many intentions are a recipe for disaster. Setting small goals make them attainable. And since intentions are a "give & take" instead of purely selfish, one can hope that Spirit will reward in delightful ways. So, to all of you out there, get on the 2017 Intention train. Do something wonderful for someone else, and then do something wonderful for yourself. Remember, we are all sharing this journey called "the human existence", and it's in our best interest to love one another unconditionally. So....on this 5th day of 2017, I wish you all peace and love now and all throughout the year.  Namaste.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Psychic Powers Anyone?


What if you had the ability to experience any moment of another person’s life? Would you use the knowledge wisely? Or would you use it for your own personal gain?

In my new novel, Sanctuary, Empath Sonny Blake possesses such a power. She only has to touch a person to know and see a specific event (past or future) of that person’s life. And because that ability is rarely wrong, she has become the next victim on a madman’s hit list.

Enter handsome Meta Corps agent Logan Reed to her rescue. Or so he thinks. His arrival sends the pair down a rabbit hole filled with secrets, lies, and a mysterious project called “Pandora”—and of course, a growing sexual attraction.

In this crazy world we live in today, I wonder whether having the ability to see and know a person’s future is a good thing. Perhaps, the old adage is right. Ignorance is bliss, and what we don’t know can’t hurt us.

I like to think though, that if I possessed Sonny’s power, I’d use it to help others rather than exploit them. But again, the point is moot, because having such a power is more curse than gift—people clamoring for your skills, press hounds exploiting you for tomorrow’s flashiest headline. No, in retrospect, knowing a person’s past or future is not a thing to be wished for. In the long run, there’s something to be said for a life filled with nothing but genuine surprises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Mirrors

If nothing else the recent election proved that my blog title couldn't be more relevant--or scary.  Between Two Worlds. Appropos, yes? Thanks to an ugly, hateful election campaign, a definite yes. And in light of the protests still occurring, we are a country divided by two worlds--the human and the spiritual. Though I am a Republican, I didn't vote for Mr. Trump. Not because of the issues; I believe in the Republican issues. I voted Democrat because I felt it was the lesser of two evils. Do I like Hillary? Not so much. Do I like Mr. Trump? Not so much. But then that was the consensus of most of the country, voting against someone, rather than FOR someone.

Because of that dilemma, the only question I've asked since the initial election campaigns started is: how did we get to be such a hateful, vindictive people, in such a hateful, vindictive world? When did it all change? Can't say. I'm 71 years old, and to be truthful, I never saw it coming--a thing a senior never likes to admit. After all, getting older used to mean getting wiser.  Ah, there's the rub! 

In the end, how will it all play out? Really, honestly, truly, I think only God knows. (There's the spiritual world). The only thing I know is that a country divided cannot stand. And that is a bad, scary thing. Being gracious, and open-minded is a good thing, though. Trusting that God knows what he's doing is a good thing too. If you think of it, the election and current President Elect Trump may be a test from God. Will we pass the test? That answer remains cloaked in mystery--for another day, another story.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mystical Love

Good News travels fast. Isn't that the old adage? Well, I have some good news to share with you and hopefully, you'll share it with others. After all, the internet is the fastest vehicle on Earth that we know. So, what's my good news? Only that my three books, The Kindred, The Sacred Circle and Sanctuary have been bundled together under the name of "Mystical Love"  and that the bundle can now be downloaded through Amazon and most major retailers. Woo-hoo! Give me a great, big slap on the back!

It is a real thrill for me to see Spirit at work, as things on the home front are stressed right now and my time on promoting my books is limited. However, it's at times like this that I realize that we all live "between two worlds"--spiritual and physical--every single day, and we mustn't give up hope ever. Even when things seem at a standstill, The Wheel of Fortune is turning. This knowledge has sustained me in the last few months when my faith in God and the Spirit World has been sorely tested. Can you say let's all get together and have a pity party? Nah, there's no time for such a negative way of life. It's onward and upward.  Damn the torpedoes! Full Speed Ahead!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book Bragging

I've been away from social media for a long time solving family issues, but spirit has been hard at work promoting my books in my stead.  My first book, The Kindred, is now part of an "Across Time" bundle; my second book, The Sacred Circle, is part of a "Magic & Mayhem" bundle; and my third book, Sanctuary, is being released as we speak in a bundle entitled: "Jinxed by Love". (See Sidebars)

It's been awesome to rely on spirit during this frenetic time and I realize that my blog  theme of "Between Two Worlds" is aptly named. I'm between two worlds as writer and caregiver, while my sister is between two worlds of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Has this new dynamic changed our relationship for the better or worse? That answer is still unfolding, and more than I could cite in a simple blog.

Needless to say, life loves to throw us unexpected calamities--all as part of soul tests. I realize now that how we react to those calamities reveals our character in ways you can't imagine until you're in the midst of the battle and feel yourself "going down with the ship". It raises the question. "Do I sink or swim?". So far, I don't have a sure-fire answer to the question, but I'm hanging in and hanging on, which is probably a testament to my character (something I haven't thought about in years). So...it was a pleasant, exhilarating surprise to see my book taking on a new life with new friends. A nice surprise in a world full of ugly surprises....

Hopefully, if you love paranormal romance as much as I do, you'll go to www.Amazon.com and purchase one of the bundles. You'll be entertained six times rather than once.



Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Year's Intentions

During a recent prayer shawl meeting with the girls, we began swapping stories about our childhood holiday memories. Some of the stories were sad, some sweet, some were totally hilarious, but all were similar because we're all in the same age category. We were all born when the family structure was still intact. Only one of us had "broken home" memories, but all of us agreed it was a MUCH different time back then. We were grateful just to have the love and guidance of our parents.

Why am I bringing this up now? Because it's the last day of 2015, and like millions all over the world, I am making my New Year's intentions--yes, I said INTENTIONS. You see, while we were swapping stories, my friend Cherry confessed that she no longer makes New Year's resolutions, but New Year's INTENTIONS. She said that making intentions rather than resolutions gives a different feel to what she wants to accomplish in the New Year, so that if and when any of her intentions "fail", she doesn't beat herself up the way she used to when her resolutions went bust. (e.g. while dieting, she put on weight instead of losing it).

I thought a lot about her words on the way home from the meeting, and it made perfect sense to me that making a list of intentions rather than resolutions takes the pressure off one's ego/self-esteem. You see, it's impossible for the ego to sabotage an intention because no where on the list did the words. "I will..." ever get written down. Instead, the words, "I intend to" are written, and the ego goes "Oh, she intends to....not a definitive "I will", guess that's okay. I'll leave her alone and let her try".

So, in honor of my self-esteem, here are a couple of intentions I intend to accomplish this year: (1) I intend to be kinder to people--more helpful; (2) I intend to write another novel and have it published; (3) I intend to lose 30 lbs. by eating healthier; (4) I intend to focus more on my spiritual development by hanging out with like-minded individuals.....and the list goes on....

What are your intentions for yourself this year? I hope it's to be the best YOU you can be and of course, being kinder and more helpful to those in need. For at this time of year, it's true that if we aren't our brothers' keeper, who will be?