Love in the Pandemic?

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It’s the official Release day for Love on the Edge of Danger!

❤️ Four romance stories to prove Love Prevails. ❤️

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For Shifter Fans everywhere! 😍

A fun, fast, short-story novel packed with six different Shifters, all seeking that special someone.
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Brand new book for charity

Hello Readers,

I have great news for you! I am part of a new anthology with three authors. We created this book with all romance stories- the theme? The current pandemic. It’s love during the current pandemic and highlights of my story are below. All proceeds from this book will go to a charity fighting COVID-19!

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My story contribution is titled “When You Least Expect It.”  It is a sweet romance between two former high school classmates who meet up again years later. 

Collin used to assist Katerina (Kat to most) with Math when she needed it.  He always thought Kat was beautiful and she was one of the few that would say “Hi” to him in the halls when others didn’t acknowledge him.  While Kat was popular, Collin was more of a loner but fate has granted him a second chance for Kat is back in town-  

Delivering medical supplies for Kat’s ailing mother, Collin gets to know Kat and they talk.  The Pandemic has made things difficult in terms of visiting and dating but Kat shows an interest and they soon become friends.  Still, Collin has a secret- a hidden topic he doesn’t like to talk about.  His disability is something few understand but Kat does.  Will she take a chance on a man who never thought he had one?   Or will she fall, instead, for Connor- the rival after her heart? I loved writing the story with a person with a disability and though I never name his disability, you get hints of it throughout the story enough to tell you what it is.  I think you will love this sweet story and I look forward to hearing your thoughts about the story. 

Ten minutes with Des Birch

Hi all!  Hope you are having a lovely day.  I am back with another fabulous author to share with you.  See his interview below and make sure you grab a copy of his book, Beyond Dark Waters!  Take care, my friends.  Until next time..

  1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.

That is a difficult as I wrote a series of three. Basically I have introduced the concept of a Quinling: a gift from nature whereby one species is given the opportunity to enter into five species in turn, leading quests and seeing problems from a different point of view.

Book one (Beyond Dark Waters) is about a boy who falls into a lake. His quests cover subjects from friendship and bullying, to the energy cycle and environmental issues.

Book two (Above and Beyond Dark Waters) sees a girl take to the air. She learns leadership, kinship as well as how to handle life when everything is against you

Book three grows up the boy from book one in the real world. The lessons he learned as a Quinling should have kept him on the right path, but misplaced trust and naivety see his world fall apart when it had only just begun. This book takes the boy from being a straight A student, to being thrown out of school with a criminal record. It takes him through the fight to make himself a good life. It tackles what it is like to grow up, fall in love, marry, raise a family, enjoy a granddaughter (the girl from book two), have close family members die and finally face death himself. I have seen grown women in tears over parts of this book.

2.  Writing is a difficult endeavor. What makes you continue to write?

Writing is something I have always done. When my children were young I wrote them stories. When close friends died I wrote pieces of comfort for their families. When a girl who called me Dad (but not a blood relative) was dying of cancer at the tender age of 32, I wrote her a story to take away her fears. Writing is my preferred form of expression (since I no longer play Rugby Union) and I have written for weddings, funerals and other events. Books are a natural extension and I like to allow my passion for the natural world to seep through the pages.

3.     What do you look forward to every day?

Having just turned 65, waking up at all is a gift. I look forward to Julie’s (my wife) first smile of the day. I look forward to sorting the thoughts in my mind into some kind of order so I can put them on paper. I look forward to sunrise, and wonder if the wild creatures around me are enjoying it as well. Mostly, I look forward to the gift of another day.

4.     How do you define success? What makes you successful?

Success to me is contentment in most things I do.  There might be some people who are content with everything, but I believe they are few and far between. Writing success is when I read a passage from one of my books, smile to myself and say: “Yes, that’s exactly how I meant to say it; that’s the effect I wanted to create.

5.     Any tips for a new writer?

Learn all the rules of the English language (or whatever language you favour). Don’t worry that you’re not following someone else’s rules. Rules do not make good books. Passion does. Be brave, because with every manuscript you submit, you are sending out a piece of yourself to be enjoyed, hurt or abused. Write what makes you happy and don’t worry about how fast or slow someone else writes. Know your story before you begin and let nobody put you off. Writing is a personal quest, and only you know what works for you.



Beyond Dark Waters by Des Birch presents a totally original story precept. The author succeeds in weaving facets of life that all face including fear, misunderstandings, courage and compassion. The main character is transformed into the necessary forms to understand how all of life is connected. It is rare to find a book that can be highly recommended by many. Beyond Dark Waters goes beyond this expectation and should be mandatory reading for all people.
Beyond Dark Waters is hereby recognized for story originality, depth of interwoven plotlines and delivering a significant message during the rights of passage into adulthood. Des Birch has achieved an accomplishment with this book as well as other published works and this has earned him the ePublishing Consortium Writers Award of Merit.

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The incredible R.M. James

Hello again lovely readers!

I am back again with another fantastic author!  Check out my interview with R.M. James, here~

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Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.

The female character in Firefly Kayla’s Gift is a firecracker with a temper from hell. She has been through emotional turmoil living with her abusive husband that nearly destroyed her life. Her story is about emotional abuse which is happening quite a lot. I’m telling her story because she overcame the mistreatment.

Writing is a difficult endeavor

Writing is not easy, honestly, but if you have a wild imagination and love to read then it wouldn’t be as difficult. But I’ll say that writers block can be a booger at times!

What makes you continue to write?

The characters in my head. It’s almost like they took a life of their own and want their stories told.

What do you look forward to every day?

First to thank God for another day then sit in front of the computer and give my characters free reign. However, now their story is marinating in my head because I’m preparing for my dissertation for the doctor degree I’m pursuing.

How do you define success? 

How I define success is to never give up. Failure will always be a given if you don’t give up but it’s an opportunity to find what works.

What makes you successful?

Me? Success is never allowing failure to define me and keep pushing until I hit that goal!

Any tips for a newbie writer?

My advice for a writer is this, take your time and polish your work. Make sure all the i’s are dotted because you always want to sell a good product. Writing takes time and so should the end product. Lastly, never get discouraged when the manuscript is turned down by a publisher. It happens.

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Check out this amazing new release!

Hi Readers,

I am back with a new release from a fellow author.  This looks really good so be sure to check it out and one click your copy today!



If you walk away from your past, does it follow you?

Saffron spent her whole life in a castle; the heir to the throne of Draconia. Queen Regina ruled with fear and intimidation. Especially, when it came to her daughter. Fearing she’d lose her life or her sanity, and not knowing which was worse, Saffron ran away. She has lived on the run, never getting too close. Then she met him and her life turned upside down. But the second she allows herself to be happy, her mother storms in and threatens to end it all.

Anderson Warner grew up in a happy home surrounded by those who loved him. He met many female shifters in his attempt to make that kind of life, but none called to him the way she did. Then he met her and he knew. Saffron was his mate, whether she knew it or not. But what if the best thing for every other person in his life is to let her go? What if it’s the only way to save her life?

Now, when faced with the biggest battle of their life, they will have to learn the only way to escape the past is to face it together and either win or die side by side.


A Terrific Twosome just for you!

Hi there my awesome fans!

I am back with not only one but two authors- an amazing author combo of mother and daughter!!  I love this and couldn’t wait to share with you their fantastic book and interview.  Check them out here and then make sure you one click a copy of their book.

Authors:  Christine King AGE and Alexandria Brown, age 10 

C King and daughter
1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.

CK – The Gem masters series is a wonderful idea. A world of possibilities. The strong lead female character Lara, is amazing and as a creation of my daughter’ imagination (my co author) it is brilliant to see it all come to life in print.
AB- I love Lara, there are not enough stories for girls that let them be head strong and able to sort out their own problems. I want to be as brave as Lara and to find my own path just like her.
2. Writing is a difficult endeavor.  What makes you continue to write?

CK- Love. I love writing, I love to see the characters on the page and I feel so proud of my work if it gives people a chance to escape into another world, a chance to be amazed or thrilled. I hope I never stop writing and entertaining.
AB- It is fun to work with my mum and to think up stories and characters that make people smile. I want to be a vet when I grow up but I also want to keep writing.
3. What do you look forward to every day?

CK- Everyday is a gift. I look forward to living it. I try to enjoy the little things. A robin in the garden, a ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds or an unexpected smile. It’s a glorious world. Embrace it.
AB- I like to see my friends, I love science at school and I look forward to my daddy coming home from work so I can give him a big hug.
4. How do you define success?  What makes you successful?

CK- Success is a hard thing to measure. I guess I would like to think that being known as a writer, selling books and being happy would make me feel successful.
AB- My friends reading my book and liking it. Maybe if someone dressed up as Lara for world book day. That would be amazing.
5. Any tips for a newbie writer?

CK- Keep writing. Even if you throw it away, write. It’s hard work and you need a thick skin but just keep going. Listen to constructive criticism, I know it’s hard but listen and be ready to change things. Keep trying, don’t give up.
AB- Get help if you need it. Get others to read your work, then listen to what they say. Dream big and believe in yourself.
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The Amazing A.S. Crowder

Hello, Hello fans!


I am here with another fabulous author, A.S. Crowder, who recently took the time to answer a few questions.  Check out my interview with her and be sure to pick up her book Evin.

1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.
Evin is a story about a girl who discovers that she’s one of several people chosen to save a magic place called the Forest of Evin. She has to find the other three people who share her destiny and put a stop to whatever power is tearing the Forest apart.
I started writing it when I was finishing up college. I was going through a lot of life changes, and felt a little unmoored. Writing Eva’s journey helped me figure out what was important to me and what I wanted. It also helped me rediscover the love of writing I’d lost in the tumult. It was the first door that opened to other opportunities to grow as a writer.
2. Writing is a difficult endeavor. What makes you continue to write?
Honestly, I don’t know how not to. But also, there are moments in the process that make it worthwhile.
I definitely get discouraged and have to deal with imposter system. I just finished reading through a first draft of my latest WIP.  It’s definitely a hot mess, but there were moments when I was reading it that I thought, “hey, this maybe doesn’t suck too bad”–even moments that I genuinely liked. Those moments keep me going.
Also, my 13-year-old niece said Evin was good. That’s enough to keep me writing for a while.
3. What do you look forward to every day?
I love sitting down with an idea and figuring out what makes it tick. Writing first drafts is fine–it’s a little like entering a fugue state; I get it all out without keeping track. But going back, sifting through the bits and pieces and reshaping them into a story, piecing together who the characters are and what they want–that’s the fun part. Outside of writing, I look forward to things like finding the next book I love, or losing myself in a video game, or snuggling with my cat and dog.
4. How do you define success? What makes you successful?
Success is a moving target for me. I’m always thinking about the next thing I want. First it was finish a draft, then polish, then find a publisher. Now, I’m working on finding representation and working on some projects that are more ambitious than what I’ve written in the past. I guess I’d define success as always driving to get better. A person who’s successful knows what they want, and they work to achieve it.
5. Any tips for a newbie writer?
You have to be bad at something first in order to be good at it. When you first start getting serious about writing, you’re going to have moments when you look at other people’s work and feel inadequate. That’s a normal thing to feel. You can’t compare your early stages to other people’s final product. Keep pressing. Take your time. Writing isn’t a race. You learn and grow on your own time.  It’s like any skill: it takes practice to get better.

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The best thing about losing weight

As I reflect upon my weight loss journey, I have to mention one of the best things I’ve found along the way with my weight loss experience.

I have had plenty of days I am so sick I can’t eat.  I’ve lost weight, as a result, but that is not fun…   I have had a few people comment on how much thinner I look.  I am thankful for their sweet praise, but that’s not the fun I’m talking about.

What has been fun for me through this brief journey are the new stores I am able to venture into that had nothing in my size before.  Changing departments from Women’s to Ladies was also an incredible difference I had to get used to.  I don’t think people who have never been a plus-size understand how Amazing it is to walk past a Lane Bryant or Avenue store (sadly all the brick and mortar Avenue stores closed in my area) and, instead, walk right into a Victoria’s Secret or Old Navy.  These stores never had anything to offer me before.  Granted, since the last time I walked into Old Navy, they apparently added a Plus size section but I was never able to enter this store before without feeling out of place.  Happily, this is no more!

It still floors me that not only can I walk into a Victoria’s Secret store but they actually have stuff, even lingerie, that fits me now!  WOW.  This is a big step for someone who was once a 22W+!!!  No one can truly understand how humbling this experience is for me.  It is so incredibly shocking to me that I almost want to cry every time I am able to fit into something smaller and able to go into a store without someone telling me I am in the wrong section (yes, a floor associate told this to me and my mom a while back at a major retailer).  People also look at you differently when you enter a store that does not have your size.  I don’t think they mean to but it still hurts for the woman who feels self-conscious about her size, to begin with.

There are some stores that I still can’t venture into yet but one day I will and that, too, will be a triumph for me!  Right now, though, I am relishing my mini-triumphs and having fun buying bathing suits (yes- bathing suits that are actually sexy and not tarps!!!) and evening dresses.

This is one small step for me and it has been a long, hard road but I am so very happy to be here now.  Thank you for joining me in this journey.  xoxo

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