Saturday, March 17, 2018

Thank You, Crimson Romance

Crimson Romance is no more. That's what the E-Mail said I got this week. Reading the words, part of me was sad; part of me was relieved.  Why sad? Because my published life began with Crimson Romance. Five years back, Crimson was a small start-up online publisher who took a chance on my novel, The Kindred. And then they took a chance on another (The Sacred Circle). And another (Sanctuary). And from that "taking a chance", I met other wonderful writers, both online and in person, and long-lasting friendships were born.

Why am I also relieved? Because about a year ago, Crimson was swallowed up by Simon & Shuster, a mega giant in the book world. When a whale swallows a shark, it's not long before the whale has control of the whole ocean. The sharks just go away--to a new feeding  ground. Those of us at Crimson are like the sharks. We now have to find a new feeding ground. For most of us, self-publishing will be that new arena. Yes, but why am I relieved? Because the suspense is finally over. Because now, we have to make decisions. And I've always been a person who likes having decisions in my hands, instead of someone else.

What's down the road now for me? Haven't a clue. But I'm one to think on a solution before acting idiotically (that is, making a decision when emotionally compromised). Oh, I will act--somewhere down the road, you can bet on that. Till then, I'll continue writing my 4th book, Dream Riders.

So, thank you Crimson Romance. It's been a wonderful 5 year love affair. I just wish it could've ended with a "happily ever after".  Sigh.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

And the Love Continues

The Kindred is still having a wonderful journey of love and romance. Adrian and Janice are now part of a bundle on Amazon called "Soul Mates". It is so encouraging to see how the Other Side is taking part in getting this book around the world. Life imitates art. Isn't that what they say? All my dearly departed friends (and Mom and Dad, of course), are pushing the book into new forms and helping to get it read by those who are in need of knowing that our souls never die.

I wanted The Kindred to show that our loved ones who are residing in a new wonderful place of peace are still connected to us. From the E-Mails I have gotten, many of you believe I got it right. Mostly everyone agrees our loved ones "talk" to us in many ways; many times through the written words of a book, sometimes through the words of a phone conversation we may be having with a friend. We all agree the connection is there if we just take a moment to look for it. Our loved ones may have lost their physical bodies, but their souls are still experiencing an eternal love for us. And they let us know in little ways how connected we all are, no matter our differences.

If you get a chance, go to Amazon and look for the "Soul Mates" bundle.

Off the soapbox now.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Kindred Connection Continues

Once again, my novel The Kindred is making new friends. It's scheduled to be released in another bundle which will drop on May 29th.  The bundle is called "Soul Mates", and if you have a chance, take a peek when it appears. As always, it will be available on Amazon and all the major outlets.

How wonderful in this day and age of such dis-connect between all of us inhabiting the Earth to know that spirit lives and inspires us with the simple message that we are all connected no matter how much we try to deny it. The Kindred is the perfect message that our souls live beyond the grave and we've only to seek guidance from our departed loved ones and they will give it.  BTW, sometimes they need our help, and we should always be willing to give it  So, bless you, spirit, for making an old lady's dreams continue to come true, even when she has been too busy to ask for your help over the last few months.....later...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Book Bub

My heartiest thanks to for featuring my novel, "The Kindred". And double my thanks to Tara at Crimson Romance for submitting it to them for featuring. However it turns out (sales or no sales), it's nice to be competing with other 'biggies' in the paranormal romance world.

If you have a chance, visit Book Bub. They feature E-Books from all kinds of fiction categories, as well as non-fiction. Thanks to their featuring my book, I was able to find some new authors to follow in my own genre. Happy reading, folks!

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.