Monday, October 29, 2012


It's grey, dark and wet and it will remain like this for a week!


Not liking this weather.

I hope everyone in Sandy's path will keep safe and warm. They're calling it the storm of the century and I'm not liking it. In fact, I'm a bit worried. The area we live in is flood prone so I'm sure there will be a lot of wet basements in the City. Plus 90 km/hr winds Monday and Tuesday - not pretty.

Thankfully, we're quite a bit higher than the river so it's unlikely that it will be bad. My bigger concern is power failure and sump pumps not working, which of course would flood us. We've been able to effectively divert the water away from the house by extending our downspouts and the pump has been quiet the past few big rain falls.

I have purchased a bit more water for the house than usual and stocked up the pantry. Got to get the hubby to prepare some flashlights and candles. Hey, you never know! We've had power outages before (not long ones) It's when you least expect it that it hits you.

I'm sure it would be a great day to write and work but I have to drive 75km this morning (one way) to see a doctor. I'm hoping to be back by noon and miss the biggest winds. Fingers crossed.

Are you in Sandy's path? Have you done anything to prepare?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Did I Notice Your Book Blog Fest

Woot! Woot! It's the day we break up the blogosphere and choose a book that caught our eye, tweet about it (#noticebook), FB about it, give a big shout out to another author and see if they find their book. A big thank you to our hosts, Alex J. Cavanaugh and Ciara Knight for organizing this event. Make sure you stop by their blog to say Hello :)

My  choice for today is Angel in the Storm, Book 2 in Lisa Grace's Angel series. I found Lisa's Books on KindleBoards and I've kept my eye out on the series for a long time now. This book is a must read for me just because of its cover. I'm planning to dive into the series over Christmas:)  It captivates and engages. Here's the Amazon Link and the blurb:

Fifteen-year-old Megan's younger brother Max has been kidnapped by Judas, an evil angel, who has sold him to a human trafficking ring working out of New Orleans. Judas is determined to destroy Max’s soul.
Framed for Max's murder, Megan, along with the help of Johnny who is a good angel, and her friends, must stay one step ahead of the police and an approaching hurricane in an attempt to save Max before it's too late.
In his ultimate quest to conquer Megan, Judas leaves a trail of death and offers her an impossible choice. Will Megan sacrifice herself for those she loves?

Lisa, if you find your book here, let us know how you found it in the comments. For a full list of participants click here.

What do you think? Does Angel in the Storm catch your eye? Would you buy this book?

Monday, October 15, 2012

Two Equals

Did anyone else hold their breath this Sunday when  Felix Baumgartner did his freefall? We were watching the even live as a whole family and it really felt like we were watching history happen. Wow! Just wow! I had my heart in my throat and cried when I saw his emotional mom watching her son.

As promised, following is the blurb for Two Equals. The novel is now available on Amazon and Kobo. All other retailers coming soon. Enjoy!

Aseret, the demon lord of the underworld, is rebuilding his army to take over the world. When half-breed vampires Sarah Mitchell and her husband William learn that the demon lord sees their three-year-old twins as a threat to his plans, they and their shapeshifter friends must train the supernatural kids to prepare them for an inevitable encounter against Aseret. 
But more is required of Sarah; she relinquishes her body to a witch—the one who stole it before...or is it the same witch? Now working as a ghost so she can roam the ghost realm in search of Aseret’s accomplice, she must find the evil witch before time runs out to reclaim her body, and Aseret kidnaps the children. But reconnecting to her body may be more difficult than Sarah expected. 
After all, there’s only space for one soul in a body.

This Wednesday I'm participating in a very cool Blog Hop hosted by Alex J.Cavanaugh and Ciara Knight titled: Did I Notice Your Book. I already have my victim author picked out. I was drawn to the books as soon as I saw it. I hope you can join me. It will be a fun day!

Did you see Felix freefall? What did you do this past weekend?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cover Reveal

I apologize for my recent absence. Life has a way of mangling my schedule, but I think it's that way for everyone.

I'm excited to share with you the cover for my third novel in the Two Halves Series: Two Equals. The title will be officially released on Monday, October 15th on Amazon, Smashwords and Kobo. The rest of the distributors should have it available within a couple of weeks. Blurb coming this Monday :) This is so far my favorite book in the series.

What do you think?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Insecure Writer's Support Group

Today is the first Wednesday of the month and so comes time for our monthly Insecure Writer's Support Group.

Thank you to our host Captain Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh Every month writers post their doubts, concerns and insecurities without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Others offer assistance and guidance in the comments.

For a full list of participants click here and hop on over to offer your own words of encouragement and/or assistance.

I love to be inspired. As a big fan of survivor I was interested in seeing Jeff Probst's new talk show that began in September and it didn't disappoint. The gist of the show is finding that moment in your life where you say "That's it. Today I'm going to make a change. This, is my adventure. I control my destiny."

I hope you can take a moment and watch the show. You'll know what I mean in the first five minutes.
The reason I write about the show today is because I hope my words today can inspire someone else (and as insecure writers, we all need inspiration) and because I think many writers make a decision to follow their dream or make a change in their life, just like the guests of the show - at least I did. I remember the exact day I decided to write. It hasn't been an easy road, but definitely very gratifying. I feel fortunate to be able to do what I love and hope I can continue writing for a long time.

I listen to the guests of Jeff's show and most of the time, I cannot believe they make such difficult decisions seem so simple. They are amazing in so many ways. Each one decides to have a new outlook on life. Whether to live in a new city (or out ofcity), start a new job, leave an old one, don't do something you don't want to do, follow your dream, reconnect with past love, start a business, take a chance, take a risk that may or may not pay off.

You make that decision.

You pave the road in front of you.

Stop and smell the roses.

Life is an adventure and live it up to the fullest!

Are you living an adventure? Have you seen the Jeff Probst show? What are your insecurities today?