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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

4 Cups for Mystic Perceptions

Mystic Perceptions received a 4 cup review at
Coffee Time Romance

"This is a very well crafted and suspenseful story with an interesting paranormal twist. Jac's ability to read objects and people is both a gift and a curse to her. Reid's avoidance of people is a result of a failed relationship. Reid and his partner Brent's personalities are very different, adding another perspective to the investigation. The author does a great job of developing both the investigation and the relationship between Jac and Reid. I love a good suspense story and did not put this one down until the last sentence."

Available at Class Act Books in e or print format.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November's draw!

Now that I've finished NaNoWriMo I will 
have more time again.

I'm very happy that I finished with 51,915 words
before the deadline.  Of course at this point I 
haven't really read through the entire thing and it
could be 30,000 words worth of typo's.

To celebrate achieving NaNo for the third year
in a row I popped over to Random generator 
and have the winner of November's draw at my

The winner is : Jellybelly82158

Email me with the title of the PDF you would 
like from my books listed on the right of my blog.
and I'll get that to you.

Now I'm going to go give my poor fingers and
brain a must deserved rest!!!!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Research Donation

I did not intend to vanish for a week, but a few
things were tossed in my direction and I had no
time to spare for anything.  Hopefully I've got all 
that covered now and will have more time for
the things I'd like to be doing.

Last week I mentioned I had another post that was
of a much more serious nature than donating money
to NaNoWriMo, and this is what I was talking about.

 Salvation’s dedication:
For Dee
Your courage and determination
makes you one of my heroes.

While I was writing Salvation my mind wasn’t 100% on sexy pirate ghosts, during this time something very real and very serious was going on in my world.  My eleven year old niece was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  I was astound with the news of how my strong, healthy niece could just suddenly ’not feel well’ and have such a thing!

 For the next year she sat in a hospital undergoing the many branches of her treatment plan.  Each time she came home, we all prayed it would be for longer than the time before, but that didn’t happen.  Her parents spent that year driving back a three hour drive to take turns to be with her, often times having to rush back when she developed another symptom or side effect.  She lived in a world without all of her friends and school for most of this year, battling all sorts of illnesses because of the A.L.L.  She watched several other children go on to become angels in the leukemia fight.
On her twelfth birthday she underwent a bone marrow transplant and as a result of this life saving procedure had to spend many more months in isolation from the world she yearned to be part of again. 
During the next year she had many more complications and still at a few weeks from thirteen isn’t at a full one hundred percent yet, but she is the most determined girl I have ever known.

 For my niece and all those other children out there that have had to or have to battle every day to live healthy I am going to donate $1 for each copy of Salvation that is bought—during the months of November and December – and donate it to leukemia research for children.

You can find Salvation HERE
Also at Fictionwise, Amazon and many other places on line.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

For fun

I put this in my November Newsletter, along with another similar quest, but much more serious than this one.
I'll start with this one and later this week I'll post the other one on my blog.

For those of you that recognize NaNoWriMo—you know what the month of November means to a writer—if you’re thinking ‘What is NaNo?’ then let me explain.

NA tional NO vel WRI ting MO nth

That’s right, one month of the year writers from all over the world hide away in their favourite writing cave and try for 50,000 words in 30 days!
It’s not all published writers by any means, each year there are more and more new people jumping on board the in-sanity of aching hands, stiff necks and exhausted brains. There are people from Canada, USA, Israel, Europe, Russia … basically world wide. In 2009 over 165,000 joined up towards this goal we all had in common.
There are no fabulous prizes, except knowing that you reached that 50,000 word count.
My release in September—Mystic Perceptions was the novel I wrote in 2008 for NaNo, of course the state it was in by day 30 is nothing similar to what you read between the pages today, many months of typo repair and editing had to happen to it before publishing.
Today I decided to do something to help the Office of Let-ters and Light (the people that organize NaNoWriMo and many other events, including the young writers program) I want to make a donation (which is the only way they afford to do this) to do my part to continue the world getting to-gether to write.
So, for the month of November for each copy (e or print) of Mystic Perceptions that is bought I will donate $1 to the cause of keeping this event going.
I know it’s not an awe inspiring amount, but I do like to eat from time to time as well.

You can find Mystic Perceptions at CLASS ACT BOOKS
or from a list on my website 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Are we there yet?

That is seriously the question that has filled my
mind all day long!   I'm doing a shift that I rarely
do at the cafe - the bake shift, so I am seeing 
4am as a wake up time when I'm used to thinking 
about sleeping around that time.  
Which proves to me once more the whole 
manager gig is not what most think it is.

Despite my days and nights being backwards I'm 
still plugging away at NaNo, I'll get a progress 
counter up here in the next few days.

On the weekend when I'm not working the wrong 
end of the day I'll be posting some of the pieces 
I put in this months news letter.

But before I get there I still have a few stops left
on my Salvation Blog Tour.

Thursday its The Cozy Page where I'm talking about
my dream of writing and how I got this far.
Stop over and be sure to leave a comment to
be entered in the draw 

Friday I'm over at Cherry Mischievous's blog 
talking about curses.

I hope to see you there!  And please forgive me
if I'm not making all that much sense, by the time
I come home from work my body thinks it's night
now and I still have hours of my other work to do.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Chill !

Normally "Halloween Chill" would mean scary
things - in this case I mean Brrr!
We had the house set up last night, our usual
all out decorated haunted deal and the weather
was less than enjoyable.  It snowed off and on all
day ... it was minus two out while I was trying not
to shiver when standing in the grave yard on our
front lawn.
The trick or treaters didn't seem to notice the cold,
so that makes my frozen toes worth it.

Here are a few pictures...

My son Jared

My son Jevin
that's a real person - Jeff

The witch of the house (me!)

Stop by and see how the idea for Salvation began.

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered
in the draw for a tote full of pirate trinkets and