Monday, December 30, 2013

Release Day.

I don't care if you've written two or two hundred books, release day is special.

Today, Carina Press releases Journey of Wisdom, the third book in the Triune Stones series.

This book is special to me for many reasons. It's the first one of the series that I had to write from scratch. With the first two, I had bits and pieces done. With this one... nothing. It reaffirmed to me that I can write, not just rewrite and at the time that was really important. This book also contains some of my favorite characters. Ever.

And the cover... I think this is the most beautiful of all my covers. I really do. Carina did an awesome job.

So if you've been along with me on the Journey, this book will not disappoint. Not only does Ilythra come into her own, so do several other characters... and those elusive Siobani? Well, lets just say they come into play.

And if this is your first venture into the world of Anatar? I honestly don't think you will be disappointed either.

Starting today until January 30th, I'm hosting a giveaway for Ealois, the stone of Wisdom. Follow this link for details.

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Journey of Wisdom is available for order at:

Carina Press


Barnes and Noble


Or any other ebook retailer!

Friday, December 20, 2013

It's almost time!

Journey of Wisdom releases December 30th! That's only 10 days away! It is now available for preorder! 

One of my favorite characters of all time, Mohan, makes an appearance in this book. Here's a short excerpt:

"Can you climb?”

“I am a man of many talents. Most of which are sadly going unused.” He raised an eyebrow. “After you, my lady.”

Flipping on her stomach, Ilythra lowered herself down the rock wall. She found a toehold and, trusting her sense of touch, slowly made her way down until she could jump onto solid ground.

Mohan casually leaned against the wall on the road below, watching her. His lithe body relaxed as though he were standing surrounded by his troupe.

How had he beaten her down? “What are you doing?” Ilythra brushed the dust off her leggings.

“I was enjoying the view.” He winked.

Check out the first two novels. Journey of Awakening and Journey of Dominion available now on Amazon and at Carina Press

Monday, December 16, 2013

Funny sayings to brighten your Monday

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. - Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.. - W. C. Fields

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

Don't worry about avoiding temptation.  As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Winston Churchill

Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty.. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.. - Phyllis Diller

By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.   - Billy Crystal

 And the cardiologist's diet: -  If it tastes good spit it out. 

Three toys that should not exist.

I am not a Scrooge. I love the Holidays. I love buying games kids will love, but I think the toy makers have gone too far. Yes, I know I sound like an old fuddy duddy, but withhold judgement just a minute, would you?

You see, my youngest now watches cartoons and being the good mom, I watch along with her. Because of this, I've been exposed to more commercials of late. And because of the season, tons of toy commercials. I don't doubt that kids might want to play these games--in particular 6 to 12 year old boys--but what would possess a parent to actually buy them?

Doggie Doo Game 
Yes, a game about a defecating dog. Oh fun! But wait! It farts too!

Gooey Louie  When I see one of my children with a finger up his/her nose, it's an occasion for reprimand... I can't imagine a toy that encourages it.

Pop the Pig Yes, feed the pig until it explodes... There is so much wrong with that I don't know where to start.

So what do you think? Would you buy any of these for a child in your life?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Journey of Wisdom

This is my favorite cover yet! 

Available for preorder now. Releases Dec 30, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Funny sayings to brighten your Monday


  •  By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. – Socrates

  • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx

  •    My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.   - Jimmy Durante  

  •   I have never  hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. - Zsa Zsa Gabor

  • Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. - Alex Levine

  • My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.   - Rodney Dangerfield

  •    Money can't buy you happiness .... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.   - Spike Milligan

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Today I'm over at Here Be Magic talking about cookies! Please join me.