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Friday, October 18, 2013

Blog Tour for Secrets Kept by J. L. Mbewe


With a curse, she will build an army.
With the dagger, she will undo the last sacrifice.
But first the sorceress must find the secret keeper.

Torn from her homeland and thrust into a betrothal against her wishes, Ayianna learns her family has a deadly secret that now has her on the run. She joins forces with Kael, an embittered half-elf, and Saeed, an elderly High Guardian, to seek answers to her father’s death, the destruction of Dagmar, and the plains people’s bizarre behavior.


Ayianna discovers there is more at stake here than just her mother’s disappearance and her familial duty to her betrothed. The sorceress has cursed the plains people, and it is a race against time to release them before the sorceress resurrects an ancient evil.




I recently read The Dragon Thief, a prequel to Secrets Kept. This short story was mesmerizing. It left me with a hunger to learn more about these characters and their entrancing world. What more could you want in a story that has mysterious merfolk, an intimate mentor, and a stalwart friend? J. L. Mbewe's writing is poetic, flowing beautifully, effortlessly. 

Secrets Kept is a new release. It's a bargain at only 99 cents. I got my copy today. I look forward to reading more of the wonderful world J. L. Mbewe has created.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Moonbow Cover Reveal

Moonbow, my romantic suspense book, will be published in ebook format on December 17th by Alt Wit Press. I’m so happy to have found such a great publisher, one who believes in me and my book. My publisher commissioned a new book cover. I love it!

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Here’s the blurb:

A widow, a doctor, an unborn child. Three lives are at risk in this high stakes suspense. Die Auserwahlten, the Chosen Ones, have impregnated Gisa with an embryonic clone. Is it evil or just a child? It's up to Dr. Rayden Brooks to untangle the web that keeps them captive and to save their lives. But will Gisa trust him?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I Don’t Suffer from Mental Illness; I Enjoy It

Yes, you may have seen those words before.

And, yes, I have first hand knowledge of mental illness—my own and that of family members. It’s tough to deal with. I have never been officially diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, but I’m confident I have it. Here are some of the symptoms of a manic episode:

I’m in a manic episode right now. Actually, it can be a good thing in that a lot of work gets accomplished. The bad part is what comes afterwards—a crash into depression. I’ve been battling this entire year to recover from a depressive episode that hit at the beginning of the year. And I have overcome the depression to be thrown into the manic stage. And I’m enjoying it. But I know it’s not a good thing. I remember what came after my last manic episode--severe exhaustion and health problems.

I think I just talked myself into a doctor’s visit.

Please remember me in your prayers! Thanks!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

My Progress

This year started out with a bang—a trip to the emergency room in January. And since then, for over nine months now, I have been battling health problems. Add to that the stress of dealing with my ninety-year-old mother’s worsening dementia, and…what can I say? I’ve fallen way behind on my goals for this year.

But things are improving! I am closing in on the last chapters of Moonbow. Based on some early beta reads, much of the book has been rewritten. And I have a publisher. Alt Wit Press will be publishing my book. I will have a new book cover and will reveal it soon—stay tuned.

Also, I plan to do the third booklet in the Rise, Write, Shine series. I was hoping it would be finished by September but that month has come and gone. But soon—I hope!

And, lastly, I hope to write Thunder’s Shadow during NaNo—if Moonbow doesn’t leave me completely exhausted and if my health cooperates and if…well, you get the idea. In other words, if it’s God’s will. I have a ton of ideas for this last book and look forward to getting started on it. It will be published next year…if I get the rough draft written during NaNo.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

My Week on Facebook

Monday Meme
This is a picture, taken by my husband, of our pond on a foggy morning.

Treasure Tuesday 

Earthly safety is but an illusion. Real safety is when we abide in our Father’s hands. It’s only then that we can be“convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ~Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

Writing Wednesday

One year, many people watched Tim Tebow’s team, the Broncos, in the playoffs. The Broncos were crushed by the Patriots, as most of the world knows. 

Tebow had this to say: 

"I just wanted to show character. You just continue to fight, and it doesn’t change who you are, who you play, how you go out there. You should be the same at all times. That’s what I wanted to show. It didn’t matter whether it was the first play or the last play or you were down by 42. I was going to be the same player and I was still going to give everything I have. Because that’s all I have to give. Every time I step on the field, I’m going to give my whole heart, regardless score-wise of what’s happening."

Failing doesn’t matter. We still keep our focus, stay the same, still remain children of God, and give everything we have, our “whole heart.” When we do, God will be with us. "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." ~Matthew 6:33 

Stay focused and seek God, no matter what, and he will guide you in your writing. Trust his promises!

Throwback Thursday

A picture of my husband, Carl, me, and my son who was a year old at the time. Many moons ago!

Fun Friday



This is a real fish! The eyes are inside of the clear dome of its head. One day I hope to write a sci-fi book. Perhaps my aliens will have some of the physical traits seen in this weird fish!