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A week of…


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This week’s card is number 16 and I drew it Yang (upside down). While meditating on it before reading the chakras meeting, I was drawn to the 2 set of feet. One seemed to be skipping to the water while the other was stepping on sharp things and blocked from the water.
The other was figure eight – I thought of a race track. And I’m sure this is due to the high pace my life has been in the last couple of weeks.
While reading the meaning of the card – for the yang – I was overwhelmed with the repeated messages about the relationships in my life…
I have three things to keep in front of me this week –
1) Beware of the ‘my way or the highway’ attitude this week
2) Need to make time for the important people in my life
3) Some people I care about dearly this week are going to struggle, I need to remember I can’t ‘fix’ everything. And the ‘my way or the highway’ is what they need.

After reading about the card, the feet made sense. If I remember and stick to the 3 rules, I’ll have an easy path…if I don’t, well, things are going to get ‘pokey’.

As far as the race track, I believe I saw that as my body and mind are telling me I need a break. I need to schedule some ‘me time’ this week.

So that’s my week head. If you have any questions or would like a card read for you, leave a comment. Or if you are more comfortable, email me at –

Have a great week everyone and thanks for stopping by!


The Week Ahead


This week I drew an angel card….Archangels are willing allies on your personal journey (holding my hand)…This means I’m going need extra doughnuts because it’s going to be a week BUT because it’s Raphael, I can’t eat doughnuts.

Card #76 – Archangel Raphael

Raphael, is the healing angel (the medical symbol) and the third eye chakra. This includes self, others, and animals.

Since I only exercised once last week and ate ½ of an Irish Cream chocolate cake, I know one of the healings I need to do is me. NO DOUGHNUTS ….More water. Exercise. Basically respect my body.
The healing through the third eye is telling me to be on the lookout for someone in need. Have I said something recently that ‘hurt’ them? Have I been neglectful in the needs of someone close to me?
Another aspect of this is card is get out of my own head. Stop limiting myself. Trust that I will be able to ‘SEE’ this adventure through.

If you do Chakra readings, I’d love to hear from you. Or if you have any questions on my card or Chakra in general, please post them.


The Hollow King


Welcome, Luckiest Little FB Hoppers!

The Hollow King is the first book in the Night of the Gryphon trilogy.


Humankind is plagued by an unspeakable evil who releasing monsters of nightmares. The banished world of magic is fading unable to contain or fight the evil threating the humans.
The Hollow King begins the journey of five unlikely companions. All harbor secrets that have the power to destroy or save. Friendships are formed. Love is found and destroyed. Can they overcome their differences and adversities to begin seeking the Specter of Hope?


Crenshaw fell to the damp forest floor. The musky scent of rotting leaves and fungus surrounded him. “How many beasts has she woken?” His stomach twisted and knotted like a ball of bread dough being worked by a baker. In his stupidity, he’d allowed a sorceress of evil to claim his kingdom. Closing his eyes, he shuddered at the thought of the price everyone had paid. Including his own brother whose body remained unclaimed and his spirit locked away, unable to join their ancestors.
The wind would carry Ovezara’s screams for centuries. The revenge he planned for the sorceress would be slow and painful.

Tag You’re IT blog hop


I’ve been tagged in the Tag You’re IT blog hop. I in turn tag three other authors and invite them to answer the same questions for their Monday blogs.  They then tag 3 more authors, and so on and so forth till it’s one great big giant Tag-Along! Sound good? Here goes!

1. What are you working on right now?
My NaNoWriMo project.
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?
It has NO humans in it. The main characters (revealed on tomorrow’s blog) are elves.  My world is populated with dwarves, goblins, and trolls as well. I also did ‘a lot’ of planning – for me. Every Monday and Wednesday for the month, I have developed a character or a place.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I love to totally create something. In fantasy I’m introducing the reader to a world he/she has never been to before. I need to ‘show’ them the types of plants, flowers, and trees that make up the landscape. What creatures inhibit this world? Is there magic? What is the religion system? All these things are mine to create.
4. How does your writing process work?

I’m a pantser but I’m very visual so I usually collect pictures of things I want to draw off while I create. Now while I don’t do any real planning, I do take TONS of notes while I’m writing so I have several different note taking systems I use depending on the type of WIP I’m working on.

Book Review



Since it is October, I will be featuring horror books ~ remember all things scary 😀

This week’s feature is Hawthorn Inn by Heidi Willard.

Jack Erikson doesn’t have great expectations when his mother moves them to an old decrepit inn in a town just as musty, but he’s unprepared for the oddities that start springing out of the rotten woodwork. New friends introduce him to legends and rumors that have swirled around the inn since time-immemorial, and he finds plenty of proof to believe them as strange noises and twisted shadows stalk the halls.

Worst of all, his estranged grandfather has invited himself to join them at the inn. Creepy doesn’t begin to describe that black-cloaked gentleman with the pale skin and weird, ever-constant glasses. Old secrets, mysterious sealed-up rooms and creeping shadows abound as Jack tries to manage his new life at Hawthorn Inn.

Hawthorn Inn is the first in a five novel horror/supernatural thriller series featuring Jack Erikson, a normal teenager with not-so-normal secrets.

I have read the first three books in this series and have enjoyed them all.  I did struggle with the point of view (POV) when I started Hawthorn. I’m not sure if it was due to the fact I’m a writer or that it’s omnipresence. BUT the compiling characters and great story line kept me readying.

Currently, the first book is free for the kindle ~ Inn

Ch-ch-Changes blog hop


Welcome to the Ch ch changes young adult blog hop…
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In my Night of the Gryphon series the five main characters are young adults who find themselves embarking on a quest for the Specter of Hope in order to save the world… I’m sure we can all relate :p While they all go through ch-ch-changes as truths they held dear are challenged and sometimes shattered the character that grows the most is Sancha.

Sancha is the son of the war-pack trainer for Taraly’s kingdom. He lives in an isolated valley with his father. He is what is known as an animal talker. Sancha thinks he’ll spend his life in the valley training the King’s warpack and he’s okay with that. But when his father is killed and the warpack destroyed by the evil creatures the sorceress Ovezara has released, he leaves his valley to seek revenge. Only what starts off as revenge changes into something else.

And one of the ch-ch-changes he has to deal with is love…

Here’s an excerpt from Warrior Queen book 2 in the Night of the Gryphon.

Sancha watched Rysa. Feeling conflicted in what he saw. Many things about her resembled a human woman yet it was all very different. Her long silver hair was like moon beams, her yellow eyes seemed to bore into your soul.
“She would not make you a good mate,” the wolfhound snarled.

“Humans look for more than mates. We also seek friendship.”

The wolfhound shook his head in annoyance. “You lie. You have never compared my coat to that of the light of the moon.”

Sancha twirled his staff. “I knew from her horns she was not for me.” He gaze shifted to Jalie and he struggled not to cover the ground separating them. After the attack of the banshees he’d walked several feet away but already he missed her closeness. To stand next to her and let her scent of sweet vanilla wrap around him. The small fragments of his heart she’d found after his father’s death and revived were once again hard dark stones.

“Again you lie to yourself,” the wolfhound spoke to him. “She holds the power to once again make you whole. I told you when we first met her to walk away. She would be harmful to the pack but you ignored me.”

Sancha smiled remembering the day he’d met Jalie. He was leaving the small valley of his childhood, where his family had lived for hundreds of years training the war pack. His soul was barren after finding his dad’s mutilated body and having endured months of relentless nights of horrors. She’d been a ray of sunshine standing the path. It was only though her love he’d survived. “There is no pack.” He walked over to Jalie and placed a hand on her tiny shoulder. She’d been wrong to lie but he knew not to forgive her was beyond his power.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be giving away 2 different bookloops to 3 randomly selected people that leave me comments.
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To continue the Hop and don’t forget to download the free e-book of excerpts ….

Hello… again


You just need to believe in yourself. –Rex (Toy Story 2)

What’s new???

A LOT!!!! First, thanks for stopping by to catch up. It’s taken me a while to brush the layers of dust (okay a mountain of dust) off this blog. But things have shifted and settled down in my life so I can give this the time it deserves – enough on that, let’s move to fun things…
All three of the Night of Gryphon books are available in print – woo hooo. I have a couple of blog hops coming up and will be offering some awesome swag.

This will be first one...

This will be first one…

I’m working on a new young adult fantasy trilogy – The Star Gazers. Here are some pictures of inspiration that will give you a feel for the story.

My heroine….

My heroine...

maggia4bear         And some of the things she has to face…