Are you an animal lover? Here are three very different kinds, but all of them have a huge impact on the the humans they meet up with.
These are animals that cross that narrow line where the imaginary, the dreamed of, and the remembered clash, destroy, but also deliver the humans they encounter.
There are animals that bring love and warmth into the human world, but there are others that are just…odd.
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Nick Russell, best selling author of the Big Lake series has featured me in his newest blog. There's also a picture of me (about 5+ years old) taken during a kayaking trip down in Baja Mexico.
The interview was fun and I hope you find it interesting.
I have a number of friends who pray for me. I think that's very nice of them, certainly better than cursing me. Still the idea of someone contacting the Almighty on my behalf makes me a little nervous.
Do I really want to come to God's attention? How closely do I want to be observed by someone who is all powerful? Just as I'd rather the cops remained unaware of my existence, especially in time of trouble, maybe the last thing I need is God checking out my behavior. Not only that, apparently he also checks out your intentions, your thoughts and, for all I know, your pre-birth behavior. Did you really have to kick your mom that hard, that often?
For some reason when a friend says, "I'm sending good vibes your way," that doesn't cause the same unease. There is something very human-size in vibes. It's nice to know a friend's warmth without worrying about the eventual outcome.
As far as I know vibes have no power to send you to Hell or Heaven.
Despite the flippant tone of this post, I admit to frequently wondering about the pros and cons of coming to God's attention. Haven't you?
In the meantime I'll just keep writing. A new book of short stories, ANIMALS ODD will be out on Amazon in a few days. I'll announce the date here and tweet it.
Anyone who would like to be notified when a new book is released, fill out the contact sheet. I promise no bombardment of completely unwanted stuff.
Also, please feel free to comment on this post. In the meantime, I'm sending good vibes to everyone who stumbles across this.
, The Dream Valley - book one of The Crystal Point Legacy
A land held in perpetual summer, the Dream Valley is as lush and beautiful as when the world was born. The air is as sweet as nectar and the water so clear it mirrors the clouds from the sky itself. Nothing ever dies there except for the very old. Never has there been a care until an unexpected invasion from a land long thought dead envelops the Chrystum and two life-long friends are thrown into the ravages of war.
Creatures they once fought only in their dreams of glory and grandeur have come to life to rape and pillage their peaceful world. Their only hope now resides in a stranger from outside their realm and the aging wisdom of one of their own as an epic journey of magic and war now consumes them to the very end.
Allison is an ordinary modern day girl who hasn't thought much about the nature of the universe, but when asked, she says she doesn't believe in a supreme being. That is until one day when a new school friend tells her she is to be a powerful warrior for God. She refuses to believe it despite her recurring psychic ability and apparent immortality. She intends to get on with her life, and to some extent succeeds, until a mysterious figure from her past forces her to face her destiny.
This is the first book in The Calnis Chronicles series which is continued in the Chronicles of the Tarimain, a monthly series of novelettes, beginning with Mortality
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a tale of high stakes and political intrigue. A science fiction novel where faith and technology come together to take the human race another step closer to the final showdown. Where a few select people make decisions on behalf of many. A gritty account of power that shows both the best and the worst of humanity. -
A book worth reading.
Nightmares of a horrific car accident haunt Amber, and the scars go deep. As she struggles to regain memories of the past few years, Amber receives a phone call from an old high school friend, a woman who has been missing for three months. The call is disconnected as her friend pleads for help.
With her neighbor at her side, Amber digs into the disappearance, but sinister men are watching and they don't like Amber's meddling. While danger lurks, Amber discovers secrets that may unravel her life.
Someone wants those secrets buried... http://ow.ly/fKfb1
"A twisty, intense mystery that scares, surprises, and satisfies" Traci Tyne Hilton (Mitzy Neuhaus Mystery series)
Castle Cay (Julie O'Hara Mystery Series)
When her best friend is murdered, Julie O'Hara, a body language expert, packs up her suspicion and flies to Boston for his funeral. Who could have killed rising artist Marc Solomon, and what does Castle Cay, the Solomon's mysterious Caribbean island, have to do with it? Before long, Julie's sixth-sense pulls a hidden string that unravels a deadly conspiracy...and her own troubled past.
"A superbly plotted murder mystery..." - Aman S. Anand
"Page-turning suspense novel..." - Dr. Beth Cholette
"Loved this book!" - Veritas
SMASHWORDS is having a sale on a number of books. Mine are at half price. Below are some of the links. If you buy remember to use the code REW50 when checking out. Enjoy!
THE ROAD TO CORDIA (A Cancordian Adventure) Book 1, Fantasy adventure https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/240919
A REASON FOR MURDER, An art heist leads to a whole new career for a man caught in the middle. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/248173
I OWN THE WORLD, A werewolf’s Tale. Sexy and gory. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/169829
ANNIKA, A Romantic Thriller.High fashion, the Kentucky Derby, and a runaway sex slave of a sadistic bastard.
GRAY EYED GLORY, Sweet and clean romance that takes place in beautiful San Diego. Art, Olympic show jumping and a possibility of triumph. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145159
Romance and escapism, who could ask for anything more?
SUMMER ANGEL (Angel Series, Book Two)
Five years ago, Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Conner killed a man. If that were the worst of it, he could have swallowed the guilt, but the man had a son—an eleven-year-old boy who was now no one’s son. Ben buried himself in shroud of self-loathing and pushed away everyone, even his best friend June Montana, the one woman who might have been able to help him.
The last time Ben talked to June, she told him he could show up on her doorstep at any time. When he returns home to Northstar in a last-ditch effort to flee his guilt and nightmares, he prays he can reconnect with June, because her friendship is the only thing that can help him find peace. He knows it won’t be easy, but he also knows now that he can’t save himself.
Instead of the escape he hoped for, Ben is reunited with the boy he orphaned. He will have to face the consequences of that fateful night, or risk destroying his friendship with June.
With June’s help, and her son’s, Ben seizes the chance to finally forgive himself, but before he can begin to understand how his relationship with June has changed, an entirely new and disturbing problem arises. Someone from June’s past wants revenge for a broken heart… and he’s willing to kill to get it.
Set in the breathtaking mountains of Montana and spiced with a balance of humor, suspense and characters that will steal your heart, Summer Angel is a classic story of friendship and love.