Showing posts from January 24, 2016

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Coming soon: Roses & Thorns (Vampires in the Mist- Vol 6)

  Much has happened to Rose since that fateful party at South Beach. She's been seduced by vampires, hunted on a moonlit shore, abducted to a private, hidden island,  chosen as a companion of the blood, and sent as a novice to a convent full of witches.  She was abducted by the legendary witch Ygraine, and almost killed by the mad vampire monk Savilla. In between the hair-raising adventures, she often finds herself in very interesting, romantic situations. After all, she is surrounded by lusty vampires, sexy witches, and  red-hot Scots!   Rose returns to the convent, only to be once again swept away into the most incredible adventure yet, as secrets long kept by her family come back to threaten her life and her sanity. But Rose is not the naive, young girl she once was, and now she has something bigger than herself to fight for. Come, join Rose in her world of  vampires, witches, monsters, magic, and steamy passion. Forget your troubles as she faces and conquers hers. Let the magic

The Power of the Senses

This morning, as I hovered over my kitchen counter getting my morning cup of coffee together, my eye fell on a can of tomato sauce I failed to put in the pantry the day before. I picked it up, looked at it, and unexpectedly, very old memories flooded over me at the sight of the old Del Monte label and pictures of red, perfect tomatoes! Bittersweet memories I had not relieved in years. I was seven years old and a very precocious child. Tina, teenage daughter to our close neighbors, stood at the door.      “My mother sent me to borrow a cup of sugar, please. Company showed up suddenly and we’re short of sugar for the coffee.” She even brought the cup to be filled.     “No problem,” said my mother, smiling sweetly. Neighbors help each other.” She went to the kitchen and came back with the cupful of sugar. After Tina left, my mother remarked with a sigh, “That was very thoughtful of her, to bring her own cup.” The following day, Tina once again stood at our door.     

Don't Let Negativity Ruin Your Morning

It is a beautiful day in sunny San Sebastian. A cool breeze ruffles my hair as I sit on my rocker sipping my first cup of coffee and gazing at the lovely patterns that dot the countryside. Perfectly shaved squares of terracota-colored clay soil dot the land, ready for the plantain seedlings that will soon be planted. The "meaito" trees with their bright red  blooms seem to have taken over the landscape ; they creat e the most beautiful play of read on green as they sway in the morning breeze as far as the eye can see over the hills and mountains. Today, I will open only one set of French doors because if I open all three, birds will flock in one door and fly in circles inside my living room, wildly twittering and looking for the other doors out. I have work to do, and I can't sit here admiring nature all day. I pour myself a second cup of coffee, and I head for my computer. My first stop is my email, where I answer a message from my newly hired personal assistants.