Sunday, February 19, 2017

Music and Writing

I did this interview a couple of years ago (I think) during a blog tour. I just now found it again and thought it would be fun to share here.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE music. I don't remember not ever having some type of music playing around me. From the time I was little and could start wiggling my bum to now when everything jiggles on its own! LOL!

I can listen to all genres of music, it really just depends on my mood and sometimes even where I'm at in life. Some music have made me cry and some have vocalized the emotions I couldn't. I wouldn't be the same person, if I didn't have music in my life.

I hope you enjoy this list :)

**Originally submitted to Book Quarry for my blog tour**

I have very eclectic taste in music.  I can listen to just about any genre of music from classical to house music! Just depends on the mood. But when I think about the series, these are the songs that come to mind. I think that when you check out these songs, there's a certain feel you'll find consistent through all the songs -- sexy, sweeping rocking vocals, with a touch of dark and edgy, just like the series.

1. The Humbling River by: Puscifer

2. This is Jack's House (by Mr. Fingers) Remix by Salkizar

3. November Rain by: Guns N' Roses

4. My Immortal by: Evanescence

5. Moment of Peace by: Enigma, Era, Gregorian

6. Oh my God! by: Pink, featuring Peaches

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016-2017

Happy New Year's Eve!

2016 for me was a year full of lessons. In the end, I consider all lessons to be good. Lessons help us grow and expand. They make us stronger and wiser. But man, many of the lessons I got in 2016 came only after a lot of butt kicking and pain. I came to understand what true struggle really is and for that I have a much different perspective on life. Stress and anxiety were my norm in 2016. I learned to cope despite wanting to break down.

Now, I feel the weight lifting off my shoulders and I feel like I can breathe again. I'm happy for it. I'm relieved, but it's a change and it makes me nervous. Here I stand, on the very last day of the year and I'm alive and better. I'm a little bit worn and ragged, but I'm stronger. I've proven that I'm a tough cookie, even though I don't want to really admit it :) LOL!

I am looking forward to a fresh year and a fresh start. I have some lofty personal goals that I've set, which is a change for me. Whether I accomplish those goals or fail miserably, who knows? I won't worry about it now. 2016 taught me to push forward and keep going -- no matter what.

For 2017, I embrace the lessons I've learned and I bring those lessons with me as tools and as weapons to get through the challenges that will be ahead of me... because there will be. But, I'm better prepared.

How was your 2016? I hope it was better than mine. But if you struggled as well, know that there is an end in sight and things WILL get better. Even in the darkest of night, there is always a light that shines. You'll find that light. Stay strong, keep believing and you will emerge a bad-ass on the other side!

I wish you all the VERY BEST 2017 and every year after. You all mean so much to me.
Spread love and light.

Always,
Cecily

Saturday, November 12, 2016

I'm really nervous, but excited! Eep!


OMG! I'm shaking like a leaf right now. 

This happens whenever I release a new book. I've dubbed it, "author anxiety." I get the jitters, I don't feel good, I'm expecting the worst. But at the flip side, I want readers to read my book.

I'm sure every writer, artist, musician, and anybody else that releases their work to the public feels the same way. It's part of the process. To be honest with you, I'd probably worry if I no longer felt the butterflies. Oh my goodness, what would that mean? I hope I don't ever find out.


Anyways, I just gave my Reader List free chapters of Tempest Dawn. I'm praying they like it. If they don't... I will have to make sure I have a full container of ice-cream and cookies :(

If you'd like to get the free chapters, grab it here.

I hope you like it. I hope you like it. I hope you like it. LOL!

Tempest Dawn goes free tomorrow on Amazon.com if you'd like to add it to your collection.

Take care and happy reading!



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tempest Dawn will be FREE!


Hi!

~Quick announcement~

If you've been wondering whether you should pick-up Tempest Dawn or not, I'll make it easier on you. This little baby of mine will be available for free on Amazon.com in just a few days.

Mark your calendars:
11/13/16 and 11/14/16
Free days

You could also check it out in advance and have a looksie-loo by using Amazon's
Look Inside function.
If you'd like to try, see here:


Take care and happy reading!

Sunday, October 23, 2016



After centuries of manipulation and treachery, Ashtaroth, Queen of the Demons, has made good on her promise. Lord Baal has risen and has taken the hordes to the next level of their ruthless plans. With unstoppable women at his side, Baal sets his sight to start his war on the unsuspecting people of San Francisco.

There's only one thing standing in his way -- The Order of the Anakim. Since the time of the Nephilim, The Order has been the stronghold that have kept the demons at bay. Help is desperately needed when faith and hope are crippled when the demons trample The Order's beloved city.

Can The Order recover as their numbers dwindle and they fracture at the seams?

Will the demons succeed in their quest for war?

Will humanity survive?

Tempest Dawn is the fourth installment in the Order of the Anakim series, and will take urban fantasy fans on an emotional ride.

Get ready for dark and light to collide in this thrill filled paranormal drama.


I'm working on some promotional dates. Stay tuned and you can get my latest baby for free!





Sunday, October 2, 2016

I'm back


I'm okay and I have been. I haven't gone over the edge. I'm still working my day job, taking care of my family, socializing with friends... it's just the writing that suffered. Writing insecurities. I have a lot of them. Little writing demons who like to continually gnaw at my confidence. Little bastards. LOL!

I've been in a writing funk. Ugh...

I normally snap out of these fairly quickly, but this one has ridden me for nearly a year. It sucks cause it has taken me away from what I enjoy -- writing.

It's weird.

I love writing. It makes me happy. But it also makes me sad.

I want to improve my skills, but the only way to do it is to write, but I can't write when I'm in a funk.

It's a crazy train, but I'm getting ready to get off. LOL! It's not a fun train -- at all! Not writing makes me feel disconnected and unsettled. Like there's a thorn pressing on me, but I can't see where it's poked.

I'm dusting off my keyboard and getting back in the chair. I'm hoping the ideas flow in and out of me like the rays in that portrait.

Deep breaths....

I can do this!



Friday, May 6, 2016

Dark Skies is FREE!


Dark Skies: Order of the Anakim is free today and tomorrow.
I'd love for you to pick this up and add it to you TBR stash.

I'd really love your input as well, it's the only way I can improve what I do and that's to hear from you 

Enjoy and thank you!