Thursday, July 16, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Summer's weather comes, with a blue sky and a yellow sun.
From the window of the grocery store, I see rain and prepare to run.
The breeze is cool, then cold, as the rain soaks my skin.
Then, as if by magic, the sun and blue sky reappear again.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
I love my Butterfly bushes! The two in my yard promise a lovely season of butterflies. This photo is from last year, but the purple color looks even better this year. What seems a very slight scent to me must seem heavenly to the butterflies. Though I'm still feeling weak from loss of energy, the picnic table I visit every morning allows me to view beauty up close.
Having begun a strict regimen of vitamins and supplements, I hope to be back to regular posting soon. I appreciate your patience, and comments!
Today, I'd like to share this week's affirmation. It comes from a deck of 52 cards in a set by Melody Beattie. Her collection is called, "The Language of Letting Go." Maybe you've heard of her?
"Today, I will cherish those relationships where there is harmony and honesty." ~ Melody Beattie
Monday, June 22, 2015
I arise, feeling slightly refreshed from a night's rest.
Early morning finds me at my picnic table.
The last of the plants tell me where they wish to live.
My apologies for being absent from my blogs, and from commenting on your blogs. This week I'm better but not where I want to be, health wise. Keep your fingers crossed that this will be the week, I catch up on being me again!
Many are taking vacation, and some are taking blogging breaks. To those who leave before I get a chance to speak with you - I hope you have a safe and fun break, (smile).
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Thank you, Dixie, for having me on your blog for a second time during my Witch/Ghost Blog Tour. Last time, I had a recipe. This time I have a list. :)
Both of my new short stories, Ghost of Death and Witch of Death, are short stories. Before that, I published Hurricane Crimes, another short story, and 30 Seconds which is a novella. To say I love short stories is an understatement. I love, love, LOVE them! Here’s why:
10 Reasons why I love Short Stories:
1. They are fun to write.
2. Sometimes an idea isn’t right for a novel but perfect for a novella or short story.
3. I like being able to read a complete story in an hour or so.
4. When I need a quick reading fix, I prefer a short story versus starting a new book.
5. They help me to reach my Goodreads reading goal faster. ;)
6. I love to create prequels or sequels for my book and shirt is a good way to go for those.
7. Because they are short, you can cut out all of the unnecessary piddly stuff and keep only a few major plot points AKA the good stuff!
8. If it’s a thriller, you can count on the action starting on page one and to never let up.
9. If you want a romance hit, short stories are quick and packed with passion.
10. They are faster to edit. Haha!
QUESTION: Do you like short stories? Why or why not?
Detective Reid Sanders doesn’t believe in the supernatural, but when he’s faced with a crime scene that defies the laws of nature, he has no other choice but to start believing. And solving a magical murder involves working with a witch.
Liberty Sawyer embodies the look of your classic evil witch, so, it’s no surprise when she uncovers the murderer is a witch that she becomes Reid’s number one suspect. If she can’t convince him otherwise, more people could lose their lives to dark magic, including her.
Liberty Sawyer glided swiftly through the horde of police officers, reporters, and on- lookers. Black hair fell from a rigid part in the middle of her scalp to her hips. Her eyes were a soul-stabbing blue and her lips were blood-red. She towered over the other officers on the scene, and wore all black, which set off 6 the pallor of her skin.
Showing her badge to the officer, she slipped under the crime scene tape. A few paces away, she spotted Detective Corbin talking to his new partner, a man she knew by name but hadn’t had the privilege of meeting yet.
“I cannot believe you called her,” the new man was saying when she came up behind them. “We don’t need a damn psychic!”
“Actually, I’m a witch.” She smiled when Reid jolted and turned to face her. “I’m
Detective Liberty Sawyer.” She stuck out her hand.
“Detective Reid Sanders,” he grunted back and took her hand.
The feel of his palm against hers sent tingles of lust from the tips of her fingers to her shoulder blade, and she knew he felt it too by the way he jerked his hand back. She winked at him playfully, hoping it would unnerve him even more.
Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can...by stalking the lead detective on the case.
Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.
But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.
Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes and 30 Seconds. She is currently working on the sequel to Hurricane Crimes that’ll serve as book two in the Disaster Crimes series.
When Fey was six years old, she realized her dream of being a writer by watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started writing her first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey lives in Florida where she is waiting for the next hurricane to come her way.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Exhaustion is a crazy thing. It can creep up on you fast, and threaten to not let you go. This is where I'm at today ~ experiencing physical and mental exhaustion. For this month, I will post on 'dcrelief - Remove the rose colored glasses,' at least once a week. I have two other blogs I've yet to make decisions on. My apologies for not responding sooner, or to recent comments. It seems I have chronic fatigue - great - more baby steps in my life!! But let's be thankful it's nothing worse, with a cute craft...
By the way, here's one of the reasons I'm exhausted ~ remember I'm supposed to be doing flower beds?!! This one was finished right before the A2Z challenge began.
Tomorrow ~ writer, Chrys Fey is here for her blog tour. Please stop by, and say hello to Chrys. She's sharing 'ten reasons why she loves short stories.'