Mind Games

Hello everyone!

I am hoping to get Mind Games into editing soon.  This book has been sitting in my files for so long unfinished and I have recently picked it back up and started working on it again.  I am very committed to finishing it this time because I love this story plus these characters deserve to come to life!

I am really thinking its shaping up to be a trilogy.  I am personally the kind of reader that hates to invest in a set of characters and their lives if I only get to spend one book with them!  So if you are one of those people too retweet, pin it, or share it on your brand of social media.  Trilogy fans unite!

They say not many things in life are really circumstantial, that fate is divine in nature, planned, part of the cosmos.  So it wasn’t probably an accident that I would be crossing the road at the same time as the beautiful, slender brunette, bundled with a fall scarf that made her green eyes stand out.  Her posture was tilted as if in a hurry and her eyes wore the veil of someone slightly distracted.  The leaves crunched under her knee high boots, as she gripped her brown messenger bag slung tightly across her body.

I probably wouldn’t have done it if she hadn’t looked up just then as if waking from a dream and made eye contact with me.  A slight tilt of her lips to form a polite smile and I accepted the invitation to know more.  It was so simple now, after all, I’d been honing the skill since I was a small child and now at seventeen, I was quite good at it.  I let myself slip into her thoughts, mostly out of vain conceit, although I tried to ease my guilt by telling myself I was concerned for her.  She seemed distraught and I’d always thought of myself as the knight in shining armor type.  I just needed to know, in that moment when she had first seen me, in the few seconds it took her to measure me against what she believed and knew, what did she think of me?  Since I knew just how to find that information in her mind I was in and out in record time.  I smiled at her thoughts and lowered my eyes to the ground as I continued to draw near.

“Excuse me, do I know you?”  Surprised, I looked up to find that she was right in front of me.  I turned to look behind me, thinking she might be talking to someone else.  Then faced her when I realized we were the only two on the street.

Review-Sacrifice: A Game of Gods Novel

I recently read the book Sacrifice: A Game of Gods Novel by Rosetta M. Overman.
This was a great book, it caught my interest right away. The main character, Desdemona, at age fourteen finds herself somewhere unexpected and has no idea how she got there.  The reader soon discovers that she is leaving her body through astral projection.
Fastward forward to her life as an adult living in an apartment with her sister.  Her less than responsible sister ruins an extraordinary fan after borrowing it.  She takes responsibility when the owner of the feathers comes to claim it.  Her soul ends up committed to serving the owner in a fast-paced tale about God’s, demons and the like.
Aside from Desdemona, I have to admit that one of my favorite characters was her dog who was actually a very special wolf and was supposed to be very fierce but turned out to be a complete wimp.

If you like paranormal or fantasy love stories, I think you will find this book to be well worth the read. You can tell the writer has done her research!

I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.

The Silver Feather-Review

I just finished reading The Silver Feather by Joanne Van Leerdam.  It’s a short story about a guy who’s friend is killed.  He is crushed because he hasn’t gotten the chance to tell her how much he likes her.  When he goes to visit her grave some pretty scary stuff starts happening to him.

Overall this is a fast read and a great short story.  There are some very graphic descriptions, so it’s certainly an adult tale.  If you enjoy paranormal, this is a fun little story to read.

Happy reading!

Mind Games

Hello everyone!

I am hoping to get Mind Games into editing soon.  This book has been sitting in my files for so long unfinished and I have recently picked it back up and started working on it again.  I am very committed to finishing it this time because I love this story plus these characters deserve to come to life!

I am really thinking its shaping up to be a trilogy.  I am personally the kind of reader that hates to invest in a set of characters and their lives if I only get to spend one book with them!  So if you are one of those people too retweet, pin it, or share it on your brand of social media.  Trilogy fans unite!

They say not many things in life are really circumstantial, that fate is divine in nature, planned, part of the cosmos.  So it wasn’t probably an accident that I would be crossing the road at the same time as the beautiful, slender brunette, bundled with a fall scarf that made her green eyes stand out.  Her posture was tilted as if in a hurry and her eyes wore the veil of someone slightly distracted.  The leaves crunched under her knee high boots, as she gripped her brown messenger bag slung tightly across her body.

I probably wouldn’t have done it if she hadn’t looked up just then as if waking from a dream and made eye contact with me.  A slight tilt of her lips to form a polite smile and I accepted the invitation to know more.  It was so simple now, after all, I’d been honing the skill since I was a small child and now at seventeen, I was quite good at it.  I let myself slip into her thoughts, mostly out of vain conceit, although I tried to ease my guilt by telling myself I was concerned for her.  She seemed distraught and I’d always thought of myself as the knight in shining armor type.  I just needed to know, in that moment when she had first seen me, in the few seconds it took her to measure me against what she believed and knew, what did she think of me?  Since I knew just how to find that information in her mind I was in and out in record time.  I smiled at her thoughts and lowered my eyes to the ground as I continued to draw near.

“Excuse me, do I know you?”  Surprised, I looked up to find that she was right in front of me.  I turned to look behind me, thinking she might be talking to someone else.  Then faced her when I realized we were the only two on the street.

From Down the Willow Tree

From my new Romance book Down the Willow Tree:

This is a confession that may leave you questioning me and my decisions.  You may think terrible things about me, judge me, condemn me, and despise me.  In the end I can’t help what you may think, and perhaps as you hear the entire truth you may come to feel that there were so many unforgivable circumstances that perhaps I can be forgiven. 

I covet your empathy as I reach for freedom from my guilt and redemption.

I wish I could be there to see how you react as you read my story.  I hope that you can find a way to understand even if you don’t agree.  Rejoice in my happiness and I beg that you overlook my indiscretions.

So the tale begins at the end, as all good stories should, on one of the most terrifying days of my life.

Down the Willow

Writing more

So I’ve started this mission of writing a book every month.  It is tough work but I have so many stories in my head or pieces of stories.

Sometimes I will hear a song on the radio that makes my imagination start.  It might be a line of lyrics, or the haunting melody and before I know it my brain is down a rabbit hole with an entirely new idea.

Writing is something I look forward to and I try to do it every day even for a few minutes.  I read some great blogs about developing the novel and am looking forward to putting some of these ideas to work as I continue to work on Mind Games.