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I was at my Uncle's funeral service recently. Despite the general sadness of the occasion, there were funny moments -- thanks to the priest.

My uncle would have wanted it that way. He was never one to take things too seriously. He had a ready smile and a joke to give at a moment's notice.

But as I sat there and listened to the priest conduct the traditional ceremonies and blessings... my mind started wandering. He explained what it meant to be blessed. It surely wasn't what I thought it was -- not completely anyway. The priest explained that when someone blesses you, it means that they are giving up a part of themselves -- their blood or their life to give to you. What?! I had no idea. I always thought it meant the 'blesser' was communicating to you about God's blessings... like 'God be with you' and all that.

Don't get me wrong, divine blessing is what I strive for. It's what I want, but nowadays hearing people say "bless you" doesn&…
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Tempest Dawn, 2nd edition

The 2nd edition is finished! I can't believe it. It's been a few months in the making and I'm excited to finally be able to show you sneak peeks of the improved book.

The first edition was good, but this is better.

The updated version will go up on June 17, 2018! Mark your calendars. I'll be running some promos to give you all a chance to download the book for free.

In the meantime, here's a peek at the prologue.

December 31st, at the stroke of midnight

Queen Ashtaroth lounged on a stone throne in the middle of a clearing, the buzzing of a portal humming behind her. She sighed, letting her head fall back, content with her accomplishments. All of her plans were going accordingly, and soon she would be able to rest and enjoy the fruits of San Francisco. She ran a lazy finger up and down the flat, black rock of the throne’s armrest, enjoying the smooth, polished surface beneath her fingertips.

Eyes lowered to look at the large slab on the ground before her. She…

Tempest Dawn

I've been working with my word-wizard (editor) for the last few months on Tempest Dawn. This is an already published book, but I wanted to go back to it and add some things, change some things, and delete some things.

I'm so glad I did. I think it's a much better book than before and it is turning out to be one of my favorites in this series and I can't wait to re-release it.

The old version is still live, but the 2nd edition will be better.

Tempest Dawn is the 3rd book in the series (not counting the prequel) and at this point, the heroes, the Guardians of The Order are struggling like never before. The demons have risen and causing chaos in The Order's beloved city of San Francisco.

The Order has a lot to lose while the Demons have everything to gain. Tempest Dawn escalates the tension, the battles, and the heart wrenching decisions forced upon the characters.

Oh, here's a little inside info -- one of the characters in this book is named Brooks Novac. I name…

Waking up

Why the bear?

Because she's cute. But more importantly, I feel like a bear waking from a long, drowsy, hibernation. It's been a fuzzy few months for me. Life has been busy and time has sped past me way faster than I'd like.

I haven't really felt like I've been engaged with my day to day living. It's been more like the busyness of everything has been pulling at me. But the pull has felt chaotic and without direction.

Well, I've managed to dislodge myself and here I sit -- like the bear in the picture. I'm collecting myself and getting ready to wake up. Figuring things out.

Spring is here and some of my energy is coming back. The hold of winter is finally letting me go and I'm praying that as I shed the glum off of me, I'll be able to write again. It's been a long time that I haven't been able to write and I'm hating myself for it. But, no more.

The brain is waking up. I can feel her stirring and shaking off the cobwebs. Soon, the gea…

October Stillness

Happy October, my lovelies!

I love this time of year! Not because of all the ghoulish festivities that start this month, but the heat from summer is finally over.

What can I say? I hate being in the sun.

You know what else? Fall and winter just seem to be perfect for reading. I don't know about you, but I read a lot more during the cooler months of the year. Maybe it's because it's the perfect  time to snuggle in a blanket and have hot chocolate? Mmm, I would say so.

What do you like to do during the fall and winter months?

Whatever it is that brings a smile to your heart, savor every minute of it. Enjoy the stillness and the quiet of this month before the holiday rush comes.

If you would like to check out some giveaways to and get a chance to stock up on free books, check these out. Both giveaways are hosted by fabulous ladies who happen to be kick-butt authors as well.

Enjoy and take care!

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Gathering Storm was approved for TCK Pub Reader's Choice Award

I am so stoked. 
I submitted Gathering Storm for TCK Publishing's Reader's Choice Award.  Not all submissions are accepted and must go through an approval process with TCK Publishing's review panel.
I didn't want to hope too much. Panels are tough. They're supposed to be. So, imagine my surprise when I got the notice that Gathering Storm was approved. Boom! Happy dance :)
This is the first book contest I've entered. I'm a chicken butt when it comes to these kinds of things. But, I don't know. I was drawn to this one. Take a chance, it called to me.
What the heck, right?
Can you take a moment to vote for me? Gathering Storm is listed under Fantasy Books.
VOTE for Gathering Storm

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