Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Winter's Captive E-Book Special

Winter's Captive E-Book is now priced at $0.99. 

Let your family and friends know this awesome price is permanent for Book 1 of The Georgia Series.




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Friday, January 8, 2016

New Year 2016 - Chapter 1

Today  I just want to connect and wish you all the best in the coming year. 

No one knows what the future will bring. I hope you all have a peaceful, healthy and balanced year and the inner strength and strong will to tackle any adverse situations that may arise. 

In reflection, I have a lot to be thankful for. 2015 was filled with highs and lows, a sick husband faced with a life-threatening illness, a very stressful move across British Columbia from the Interior to Vancouver Island. We lost a fifteen-year-old family pet who we miss dearly. But we survived it all and are happy to be living where we wish to be, surrounded by family. 

My 93-year-old mother is still with us and although fighting dementia, she still knows who we all are. We were lucky to have her with us for another Christmas. 

On a professional note, my second novel in The Georgia Series, Chasing Georgia, Book 2 was released in October. It has been well-received. This book was important in that it proved to me that I wasn't a one-book wonder and am truly a novelist. I'm happily working on Missing Thread, Book 3 of the series and hope to have it out by fall. I do believe this series will be done or at least for the moment.

My head is swirling with ideas for a new series called The Crossing Trilogy. I have to contain myself and focus on my current WIP and be content to jot notes down in my trusty note book for this future project.

I'd like to thank all of you have supported by first two novels. I love hearing from you about how you relate to Georgia and her adventures. The e-book Christmas Special for .99 will remain in effect permanently for Winter's Captive. So spread the word to your friends and family who use e-readers.


And if you are a writer, keep on keeping on writing.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL!



Hi everyone,

Looking for that special gift for Christmas?  How about e-books?

The Georgia Series, Book 1 and Book 2 are available until the end of the year for $0.99 cents Canadian, and $0.74 cents American sites.

Here's the cover blurb for each book:


Recently separated from a cheating husband, a 
pregnant Georgia leaves her home to spend a 
month with a childhood friend in Yukon
Territory. Her stay takes an abrupt turn when she is
kidnapped by bankrobbers.  She escapes into a 
vast area of north western British Columbia,
 known as ‘the last frontier’. Against all odds,  
Georgia is forced to makedecisions to endure 
the cold, harsh winter. 

Will she make the right choices to not only ensure her survival but that of her unborn child? 

THE ROAD OF ADVERSITY LEADS TO EMPOWERMENT



It’s been five years since Georgia Charles survived a winter lost and alone in the wilderness. After a whirlwind life of celebrity, Georgia wishes to settle into a quiet lifestyle as her daughter begins school. But everyone wants a piece of her; a boyfriend, who tests her new found sense of confidence and trust; a surprise visit from her ex-husband’s widow that turns her world upside down; and a stalker determined to make her his own.

Can Georgia overcome her fears of commitment and accept love again? Should she say yes to Julie’s life-changing request that will affect so many lives? And what of the stalker?



REDEMPTION, FORGIVENESS AND THE KNOWLEDGE
THAT A FAMILY IS NOT BORN FROM BLOOD,
BUT FROM LOVE AND RESPECT

Available in PDF, Kindle, & Nook formats

Also, available in paperback.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

SHORT STORY - SHADOW OF SMOKE

Hi everyone.

If you enjoy crime/suspense stories, I have a short story on Amazon. It was available for free but that promotion is over. It is available as an ebook for .99 cents.



Sage Brooks is a strong, indepedent woman working on a project with a deadline. She takes time away from the office to finish her work. What happens next is far from the tranguility she's seeking. This is a thrill story of crime and suspense that ends with a twist.




Yesterday it hit amazon's Top 100 list for Fiction and Literature #43, Crime #85, and Mystery, Thriller and Suspense #19. So exciting.

Don't miss the samples at the end of the story for my novels, Winter's Captive and Chasing Georgia, of The Georgia Series.




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Thursday, November 19, 2015

LIVING LIFE WITHOUT GUILT


It's a time when exciting things are happening, not just for me but for other people in my life.

On top of the 'good times' in my life, the world has suffered more death and terror at the hands of extremists. As someone who has a 'public' life, I felt guilty talking about the positives and successes in my life, while others are suffering. The effects of extremist acts in our global world doesn't just affect the families and friends of those injured or lost. Nor does it only affect the locality where these acts occur.

The effects are long-reaching and are an assault on humanity, on all of us as a global society. What I achieve personally seems trivial compared to what is happening to me as a citizen of the world. So writing here about my latest book release etc left a bad taste in my mouth and I felt guilty crowing to you all.

Guilt was foremost in my mind. After all, I do care about humanity and what happens to us as a society. However, I came to realize that first of all, there is absolutely nothing I can do to stop terrorism. There is nothing I can do to help the victims and their circle of family and friends. And, there is nothing I can say except to express my disgust and give my condolences. I was born in a democratic country and live in a beautiful part of the world where I am free to believe and live my life as I wish. I don't have to run from uniformed soldiers working for a dictator or hide from weaponed radicals.

As the week wore on from last week's crisis in Paris, my disgust grew in a different direction. I understand that people react to fear in different ways so my words here aren't to condemn anyone. What I can't accept are people who condemn a culture of people as a whole when it is a misled, disenfranchised, narcissistic group who use religion to carry out barbaric acts of terror and killing.

I was dismayed to hear someone say that Islam was not a peaceful religion. I was disgusted to hear a republican say only Christians should be allowed to immigrate into the US. I was equally disgusted to hear of violent attacks on innocent immigrants. This is how religious wars get started that really have nothing to do with religion.

Personally, I don't belong to a religious group. I consider myself a spiritualist and try to live my life by the golden rule, 'One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself''. My problem with religion is that as soon as you belong to one religious culture, you've pissed off another group of people and their culture. Many wars in the world's history have been fought in the name of religion and a lot of people have suffered. On the other hand, I do not condemn those who do belong to a religion. If you study any religion, the basic core is based on love and peace for your fellow man.  I'm lucky enough to live in a democratic society that allows freedom of speech and freedom of religion. I cherish that right and would like to believe that I respect others rights.

The problem lies in ourselves. As a whole, we are a caring, supportive society.  However, fear and hate are created by people, not religion. This has been a fundamental fact since the beginning of humanity. And the nature of the war that is being fought today in our world knows no boundaries. It can hit anywhere in our small global community.We can't allow a small percentage of barbaric terrorists control over our lives, making us live in fear and more importantly, turning us against each other and those who may have different cultural beliefs than our. We can't allow them to change our quality of life and tarnish the joy we experience in our lives.  Otherwise, they will win and they may not take over the world but they will hold the world hostage.

I've come to realize that I have nothing to feel guilty about. The guilt should be theirs.







Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CHASING GEORGIA, THE GEORGIA SERIES, BOOK 2

After a year that feels like I've lived a life-time, Chasing Georgia, The Georgia Series, Book 2 is now live. I'm so pleased to offer this book to those who have been waiting for it. 

When Winter's Captive, Book 1 of the series was being written, I had no idea there was a Book 2 in my future. Not until Book 1 was completed and I realized Georgia had taken on a life of her own with more to do and say. There are three elements to Book 2. Here is the back cover blurb by way of explanation.



Back Cover:


… from the Author of Winter’s Captive, the Georgia Series, Book 1


It’s been five years since Georgia Charles survived a winter lost and alone in the wilderness. After a whirlwind life of celebrity, Georgia wishes to settle into a quiet lifestyle as her daughter begins school. But everyone wants a piece of her; a boyfriend, who tests her newfound sense of confidence and trust; a surprise visit from her ex-husband’s widow that turns her world upside down; and a stalker determined to make her his own.

Can Georgia overcome her fears of commitment and accept love again? Should she say yes to Julie’s life-changing request that will affect so many lives? And what of the stalker?



REDEMPTION, FORGIVENESS AND THE KNOWLEDGE
THAT A FAMILY IS NOT BORN FROM BLOOD,

BUT FROM LOVE AND RESPECT

Chasing Georgia is available in Ebook and Paperback formats on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine retailers. Your local bookstore can order it in for you as well.

Hope you all enjoy the new book!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

HALLOWEEN BOOK RELEASE PARTY!

JOIN ME  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 4-6 PM PST
TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF 

CHASING GEORGIA, BOOK 2 of THE GEORGIA SERIES 


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QUESTIONS, GAMES, PRIZES.

SEE YOU ALL THERE