Monday, November 22, 2010

Being sick, tons of cooking to do and home for the holiday

I've been fighting the flu for a several days now. I am feeling a little better today, and I hope that I'm on the mend because of the amount of cooking I have to do in a couple of days.
We're going to Little Rock for Thanksgiving. We celebrate it with my mother and stepfather's family. It's always hectic, but in the end we have a good time. We'll be doing the Black Friday shopping early Friday morning and coming home Saturday morning. I'm already tired just thinking about it!
I haven't written any this week. Don't know if I'll get anything done tonight either. I'm still pretty excited about getting it done. I'm over halfway there, so hopefully it'll be done by next week.
I have had some good reviews on both A Realistic Romance and The Sweet One this week! Elisa read and reviewed A Realistic Romance and liked it (Yay) and Lily, Eyre, Ivan and others have read The Sweet One and liked it. I'm very happy about that. The Sweet One really does hold a very special place in my heart and I'm glad it's been liked.
If I don't see anyone before Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a great one!
Take Care!

The Picture is of My Beloved Niece, Snow White, at the Pumpkin Patch last year. The pumpkin is bigger than she is!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Love is Love

The Sweet One was released on Saturday. I admit that I was very nervous about its release because I both Noah and Micah hold a special place in my heart. Out of all of the books I've written, I wanted this book to have a positive message. At first, I was a little afraid of what some might think of a male Angel who fell in love the man he's been guarding over all of his life. But, then I realised that neither God nor anyone should think twice about it because Love is Love, regardless of gender, age or race. Love is the most precious gift that God has given us, so he rejoices in anyone who accepts this gift and falls in love with another.
I've been thrilled with the positive responses I've got from readers that has read this book. I'm so glad that people have gotten the message and feel happy when they finish the story.
So, no matter what critics or what other people may say against it, I'm happy that most people will like it and embrace the message it gave.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Win a Free Copy of The Sweet One!

I'm very excited about my upcoming release, The Sweet One this Saturday! I'm so thrilled about it's release I'm going to hold a contest to win a free copy of it. I'm going to run the contest until Midnight on Friday night and will pick the winner Saturday morning.
If you are interested in winning a free copy of it, please email me at with The Sweet One under the subject.
Good Luck and Happy Reading!

Here is the offical blurb to The Sweet One:

Since the beginning of time Noah has guarded over many souls. He has always followed the rules by never getting emotionally involved with the souls he watches over. He is to supervise their lives and report any misdeeds they have done to Him. At the end of their time on Earth, he is to guide them into the afterlife and to their justly rewards, wherever that place may be. Noah has always excelled at being the best of the best…that was until the Sweet One was born. The minute Micah Thompson was took his first breath; Noah felt an emotional connection with him that he had never felt before.

Throughout Micah’s childhood and early teenaged years, Noah would briefly show himself and comfort Micah whenever Micah was sad or just had a bad day. Noah’s soothing presence always made Micah feel better. One day Noah decided Micah was getting too attached to him, so he never appeared to Micah again, but he always watched over him and loved him from afar.
Micah is now a popular kindergarten teacher. He’s had some boyfriends, but always compares them to his Angel he saw as a child, and so his relationships never work out. One day on his way home, his Angel interferes with Micah’s destiny and it changes both of their lives forever.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Golden Years are the Hardest

My Grandmother once told me that Getting Old wasn't for sissies. After today I believe her. We met with my Grandmother and discussed her moving in with us. She has a severe eye disease and is losing her eyesight and had a bad scare driving last week. Once she gives up driving she'll lose her independence even more than she already has.
At first she thought we asked her to move in out of pity. This is not the case. Before I met my husband, she and I lived together. When my grandfather passed away, she needed help with the bills and I moved in and stayed with her for years. I really love her and enjoy her company. These past years has been hard on me because I know she's miserable where she's at, so I'm relieved that she's agreed to move in at the first of the year.
The hardest part about today was watching her cry. She told me that she sometimes thinks that she has outlived her usefulness and doesn't want to be a burden on anyone. I hope that after today's talk, she believed my husband and I when we told her differently.
It's going to be my mission to make her feel better about herself. Her remaining years should be happy ones, not miserable and lonely ones. She's been a great grandmother to my sister and I. It's time to give her all the love and acceptance she's always given me all these years.
As you can tell the picture I posted is very old! My Grandmother is wearing the big glasses, I'm in the Cloverdale shirt, mother is beside me. My cousins are in front of Grandmother and me. Ashley is the small one on the bottom. We had some great times back then and it's time to make more good times like those were.

Monday, November 1, 2010

In case you're wondering, Chocolate Milk will put out engine fires after all...

We had an exciting weekend. We decided to go see my mother and niece Friday and stay until late Saturday night. Because Little Rock chose to celebrate Halloween on Saturday night, we had a chance to see our niece Snow White in her Halloween costume.
On the way to Little Rock, my husband's GMC Jimmy started acting a little funny. The gear started slipping and suddenly there was this sickening burning smell. Suddenly, the vehicle was filled with smoke and when we immediately pulled over, we realized the engine was on fire.
Luckily, we had earlier stopped and both got ourselves a drink, so we ended up pouring Chocolate Milk and Diet Coke on it and after my husband unhooked the battery, the fire stopped. We had to call the police for a report for the insurance company, and my parents to pick us up, so we were stranded on the side of the interstate for two hours.
We're currently waiting on what the insurance company is going to do. Because the Jimmy is over ten years old, we're not sold on sinking a lot of money into it to get it running again. The one thing we will invest in is a fire extinguisher for the car. If we didn't get that fire under control that could have been very dire for us and possible someone else as well.

On a positive note, we did get to spend time with our amazing niece and see her all decked out in her costume. NOTE THE STRIPED SOCKS! LOL!
She wasn't in complete costume when we took these pictures. They were going to a Halloween party, and my sister felt because of Snow White being 3, the finishing touches should be put on at home. As you can tell, she went as Belle and used the costume she got when she was at the Bibbibobidiboo boutique in Disney World.

I started my Valentine's day story and it's coming along much faster than my Christmas story did. I'm pretty excited about this one, and I'm anxious to get it submitted.
I hope y'all have a great week ahead:)