Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Personal conversation

I've had some rather interesting personal conversations with people as of late, namely with one of my sisters. It got me to thinking about how everyone has their own path, their own way to decipher life's lessons and challenges. And I wondered how many others were having similar conversations with people close to them. So I thought I'd share a part of the most recent conversation with you, in hopes that it may help. At the very least, it will help you know that you aren't alone in your struggle.

Sister: I don't want validation from anyone, but I feel like I need it sometimes and it's so frustrating. It's like, my day is fine and then, for whatever reason, it completely crashes to the worst thoughts possible. I don't know why I go to such extreme self deprecation when times are a little challenging. It's annoying.

Me: It's a part of healing, I think. I go through it too sometimes. Less than I used to, but I still get that way.

Her: I don't go through it often, but there's been a lot of change in my life that has been difficult. Combine that with recent birthdays, and family pressure to find someone to be with, I struggle.

Me: The hardest part of life, I think, is not living according to other's ideas and opinions of how you should live. I've literally had people ask why my husband stays with me, since I can't, and won't, give him people kids. I listen to the disappointment from the entire family because I'm not doing something that "matters" with my life. I get to have interventions because I'm grossly overweight. I see how people look at me. I hear what's being said behind my back. I feel the pressure to exercise, diet, become a nurse, have people kids, and it's hard. I like who I am, but I don't fit with the mold. Most days are okay, but on the days that aren't, well, I try not to live in that darkness anymore. It's a struggle, and maybe no one else will ever see my worth, but I do, and that's all that matters.
You're still growing, recovering, and healing. You're not going to define yourself overnight. And you'll find whoever you're meant to be with when the time is right. Just because you do things differently than what society expects, doesn't mean it's wrong. It's just different. And that's okay.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Huge sale by one of my favorite authors!

Biggest sale on books you may or may not have heard of!  

 Many have read these, many more have not. Some will share this because they love them, other won't because they don't wish to inflict my books on people they care about. On the flip side of that, if you didn't like them, share this to your enemies! Plenty of opportunity abounds for lovers and haters alike! Here is your chance to spread the love (or torture those you feel are deserving). All of my eBooks are on sale in one way or another, so take advantage of it since I don't do these often. The sale runs from today, May 27th thru Monday, May 30th  
  A New Beginning (short prequel) - FREE AD 4
 In the War of Fire, death often heralds a new beginning… Dragons, magic, and war are commonplace for sixteen year old Emallya. Though she longs for the simple life of hearth and home, some things are not meant to be. Her dreams for the future are changed in a single night when battle breaches the walls of her home, and she finds her true calling. The innocent hopes of youth are cast aside as Emallya steps forward into a future she never imagined for herself. *This is a short story within the Dragon's Call world and includes a bonus peek into Embers at Galdrilene, the first Dragon's Call book.
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 “A ray of light, a stain of shadow, shall endure to breathe life and death into the future” The war between the Guardians and the Shadow Riders ended in total devastation. The final battle killed all the dragons and left nothing but fields of ash. A small clutch of dragon eggs was all that remained to provide hope for the future. Five hundred years later, the ability to use magic is a death sentence and dragons are remembered as a curse. But the unhatched dragons sing for their riders...and six lives will be changed forever. The elements of magic are drawn together as the dragons’ call leads them on a journey where they learn everything they've been taught to believe about magic and dragons is wrong. With the last of the dragons and the world at stake, they will risk everything to heed the call. But an evil from the past rises again. Shadow Dragons ride the dawn once more...  
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  Tears of War (Dragon's Call book 2) New Tears of War cover
 “Old things come again and new things surface.” Faced with a looming war, the riders have no choice but to leave the safety of Galdrilene and reach out to the nations for help. But the Shadow Riders are doing the same and not all nations are opposed to their rule. New discoveries are made, old wounds are reopened and betrayal hides among welcoming smiles. As one nation begins to unravel it’s clear that some choices, even those made with the best of intentions, can have devastating consequences.  
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  Ashes and Spirits (Dragon's Call book 3)
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 “The incomplete weave breeds the darkness…” Presented with impossible odds, the Guardians struggle to hold against the Shadow Riders. While enemies from within are discovered and allegiances are formed, the losses mount. As the war escalates, one Guardian may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save all.  
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 Time knows no bounds when you are tested to your limits… Isobel Moore is looking forward to spending her summer break alone while her parents are overseas. But when she returns home from college she discovers it’s no longer the welcoming place it used to be…and that something sinister now resides within. As Isobel begins to question her sanity, a mysterious neighbor moves next door with plenty of his own secrets…and Damien DeLuca has the uncanny ability to always show up when the unexplainable happens. Now Isobel must unravel a past that tests her limits and everything she thought she knew—before the darkness kills her.

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  Bound by Legend
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 When demons show up there will be hell to pay… At nineteen Morgan has already faced more loss than she can handle and has more experience living on the street than she wants. Unable to do anything other than keep on the move in order to hide from the demons that hunt her, she guards her heart and emotions carefully. But when the demons start talking to her and calling her by a name from another life, things spiral beyond her control. Lucian, an ancient dark angel who has seen his fair share of lives, is happy being a free agent until he’s assigned to Morgan. Determined to do everything on her own, she’s unlike any channel he’s ever met. As the danger mounts and a demon prepares to open a gateway to the underworld, Morgan must find a way to overcome her past in order stop him. Offered what her heart desperately wants, and holding a key that will close the gate but open another, Morgan struggles find the strength to make the right choice.
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  What people are saying about the Dragon's Call books The people that were happy: "I thoroughly enjoy these books and feel anyone that love true Fantasy, full of magic and dragons, will enjoy these books. The characters are richly written and the storyline is addictive. The interaction between dragon and rider is some of the best Fantasy I’ve read. I love the relationships the author has developed between the two." "Took a well used genre (dragon riders) but added a new twist that had me struggling to put the book down. Real page turner that keeps you on your toes." "All 3 books are just wonderful. From start to finish it will keep on edge just waiting for what will come next. You won't be disappointed!! These books have gotten me in trouble!! I couldn't put it down, tried for work as a result!! Dragon Loves must read set. Looking forward to reading more books by this Author!!!" And the people who weren't happy: "Very boring. ...." "This book might take prize for overall, most cliche fantasy book Ive read this year."   And those that are neither: USA Bestseller List says, "Who are you?" New York Times says, "This is a restraining order..."   The happy for the Bound series: "Such a sweet, romantic and action packed story. From the onset, you're drawn in and intrigued by everything going on. I never knew a window could be so menacing!" "I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bound by Time." "Amazing & intriguing story. From the very beginning I was drawn in & it never disappointed." The unhappy: "The storyline was slow and uneventful with very little happening along the way." "Dull..." "Hated main character."   USA Bestseller lists says, "We still have no clue who you are."