Where has my time disappeared to?


It seemed only yesterday I was celebrating the release of my second book, ready to crack the whip on my third. Then life happened. It’s a simple tale with not so many simple twists and turns. I get started, I write a few chapters, and then another detour. How many years are we looking at? Google Maps would have a field day with all the road maps I’m certain.  Is any of it an excuse for not writing? No, not really. Am I ashamed that I haven’t finished my work? No way! Do I feel that everything that has gone on has enriched my world view giving me an extra depth I didn’t have before? Heck yeah!

At this very moment I am sitting in the bedroom of a house I used to live in. Nothing big has changed since I moved away. It looks the same, smells the same, and I fall into the same patterns as if I were a small teenager. The small town life never really suited me, not to say I’m all for Urban living. I just knew there was something more than this Tennessee county could offer me in life. Yet here I was staring at the same blue(not blue) walls and taking in the emotions. The biggest change for me, and the reason I rarely came back,  is that my grandmother no longer resides here. That was a tough pill to swallow the first step inside the door.

I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have to be. In the other room is an older man trying his best to sleep. Too much time in the hospital left him with a horrible schedule. My father’s health brought me here. One day he’s headed off to the doctor about the shortness of his breath and the next I am on my way across state lines to meet up with him in ICU only to chase an airlift to a hospital that was going to do a quintuple bypass surgery. A week in the hospital and almost a week in this house.  He doesn’t complain,  he doesn’t need pain pills, and he’s almost the model patient. Only I see his frailty; his fear. He lived alone and the worst cases flashed before him and, like me in the past, has faced Mortality.  So we take this one day at a time, me by his side through recovery. One more week and back across state lines to my home where he can recover and not be alone. I’m not saying the times won’t be trying, but we’ll at least have each other around.

Besides, wait until the stories roll in about my now teenage daughter,  the terror twins(miniature pinchers), and my aunt Birdy, who I have also become caretaker to.

So if I find time between all this chaos don’t think I wouldn’t jump at the chance. Got the muse juiced up and notebooks everywhere as something hits me. I’ll get through it all, and heck maybe it will help me in the long run.

The Wait is over Of Darkness and Light is on sale today

The wait is finally over, Book two of the series The Vampire Realm: Of Darkness and Light is finally live for purchase on your e-reader.  It has been a great road putting a hat on and becoming each of these characters and I can’t wait to finish the series with a bang!!!

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For Sale at these locations:

Amazon/Amazon UK/Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble

Of Darkness and Light is the follow up book to Rise of a Queen, part of The Vampire Realm series. Where Rise of a Queen tells the tale of Tessa’s struggles and defeats, the introduction of Tessa’s family brought forth a new tale to tell.

The rise of her empire came at a cost

Tessa’s vision of a future where vampires and humans lived united had all but disappeared. Her family, torn by the wars that ravaged her land, had to choose a side. Her sister and Emma with the rebels and Jason growing into his future by Tessa’s side. Emma’s struggle with her own choices, as Jason moves forward towards a life of service to his aunt, neither one sure of the outcome. The journey that the family takes will force the evolution of life as a vampire to the forefront, forever changing Tessa’s perspective on the world she thought she knew. Can Tessa survive another daunting war while ensuring the future of the vampires? Will Jason and Emma make the right choices and not be swayed by the childhood they once knew? Can either side of the war overcome what stands in their way, even when what they love is what they will lose?  Or will there be a beacon of hope; shining brightly in the world that has fallen so dark…..


The Vampire Realm

We’re releasing tomorrow!!!


The wait is just about over if you’ve been waiting for the e-release Of Darkness and Light.

An entire family; an entire kingdom on the brink of change.  Our protagonist, Tessa, starts a journey that could change everything we know about vampire history and it’s future.  Emma runs into her mother’s arms; reality surrounds her.  The war with the Krones may be over but it is only the beginning for Tessa and the Levé’s; maybe even the vampire race itself.

Jason’s responsibilities intensify and he has many a choice to make.  With the rebel’s attacking constantly he does everything he can to protect his ward.  When all things turn dark will Ariana be the beacon of light that guides them?  Find out more….

e-book pre-orders available at Amazon (US, but check your country’s site), Barnes & Noble, iStore, KoboSmashwords.  

Just 3 more days…Be Careful What You Wish For


Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. Every rose has its thorns. Emma learns the true nature of war and what being with her mother entails.  Read More…..

We’re launching this week!  Book 2 of The Vampire Realm Series: Of Darkness and Light is coming closer to being on your e-reader.

e-book pre-orders available at Amazon (US, but check your country’s site), Barnes & Noble, iStore, KoboSmashwords