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Henry and Gracie available to Pre-Order

Henry and Gracie is available to pre-order from Amazon: 
The book will be on sale at 99cents until August 23rd.

Teaser Tuesday: Spheres

Spheres was a story that I began writing in 2009. The story has changed a lot since then, and with every new draft I ended up adding and subtracting a lot of things that weren't working. I trunked it back in 2011 for a bit then again in 2013 when I was working on Fissure. Then wrote the Dragon and the Phoenix. It was whilst writing that story that I realized that Spheres fitted with the universe that I was creating. And thus, I dusted it  and then began to rewrite Cameron's story. A new version sits open on my computer, so this is the new beginning and the reders' introduction to Cameron, the Sphere. :) #ROUGHDRAFT ahead. Wear your helmets. :)

Hands lift me up as I hear the helicopter whirring over me, my hands move to shield my eyes from the light when I’m distracted by the sound of my name. The accent is definitely English, and familiar. However, there’s a second female voice… French. I can’t conjure up any images to go with the voices, even though they’re so familiar.  “S…

Fitness Friday: Second Week of PIYO done Last week of 3 week yoga retreat

Last week was hard. By Friday Yoga Retreat and PiYo had taken a toll, but the kicker was when I decided to skip Yoga, since it was Friday, and PiYo and instead did the Brazilian Buttlift work out which was the challenge du jour.
The work out wasn't bad until minute 14 almost 15 when I was on the floor sticking my butt out. My back gave up. It was both scary and painful.

It didn't help that I decided two hours later to go and mow the lawn. After 15 more minutes I had to stop. So I had to skip my PiYo and Yoga work outs on Saturday. Then Sunday rolled in... and I was so lazy, I didn't work out until close to 10 pm.

I didn't do Piyo or Yoga on Sunday, instead I tried the Shift Shop Speed 25. The photo I attached to this post is me getting ready for the bear crawls. The Frenchman was kind enough to take it, and cheer on. Plus, he also admitted I was hardcore, and a bad ass because he would never try to do those exercises.

One thing I liked from the Shift Shop Speed 25 was…

Wednesday Writings: Henry and Gracie and Company

Those of you who have read Chronicles of the Interred might know that I like big supporting casts in my books.

HOWEVER, Henry and Gracie, although they have quite a few friends and family members popping in and out of the pages, it's mainly about Henry and Gracie. I mean they are after all the main characters, and concentrating on their relationship was so much fun that I had to remind myself they had other people in their lives beside each other.

I must say it was strange having to cut a lot of scenes with the friends. Especially those that involved Franky, one of Gracie's friends. I love Franky. And I'm hoping that when you guys get to read Henry and Gracie, that you'll love him as much as I do. Also if you do... *Spoiler Alert* He and others will be popping in other books I'm writing, like Closer to the Edge. ;)

Teaser Tuesday: INTERRED

I can't believe Interred will be five years old in six months. Back in 2011, when I met Raine Thomas and I asked her to beta for me, I never imagined she would be taking a chance on me and this book. For that I'll be eternally grateful. So, here's a teaser from Interred, in case you've not read the series yet. :) What are you waiting for?

Fear is slowly replaced by frustration. “There.” My teeth grit so I don’t scream. My finger forcefully taps the window.  Several things happen at the same time. The electricity dies around us, leaving us in darkness. My eyes stay on the boy in the front garden because that mysterious light hangs around him, almost as if it wants me to stare at him. He raises his hand and the power comes back with a flicker.  Once the lights are on again, a pounding on the door makes us jump. The sound has my heart beating fast in the middle of my throat. I try to ignore the kids screaming as my eyes search the garden. The boy is gone.  Mom takes Lorelai f…

Fitness Friday: Combining Yoga Retreat and PiYo

I told myself last week when I started the 3 weeks Yoga Retreat that I should try and do PiYo as well. Why? Short answer, because I'm crazy.

Long answer... because my hips and lower back are in dire need of more than just a few seconds of stretching to achieve any Yoga positions.

For the most part, it's gone great. I'm excessively tired by the end of the work outs, but soon enough my energy catches up with me again, and I'm like the energizer bunny.

The only time that I wasn't happy was yesterday, PiYo Sweat nearly killed me.

However as you can see from my very sweaty selfie, PiYo Sweat lives up to expectations.

Wednesday Writings : Henry and Gracie Pt 1

When I started writing "Henry and Gracie" back in 2014, I never really expected to stick with it. At the time I was writing/editing Fissure and was deep in the world of teenagers with abilities. "Henry and Gracie" was originally about a woman about to turn 40 which is definitely something really different from a magical sixteen year old Time Bender. 
By the time that I started editing Henry and Gracie, I wondered if I should make Gracie a twenty something instead. At the time it seemed everyone I knew was writing New Adult books, and I thought about Gracie being a young gal, and how would she be making her way around London, the possibility excited me beyond reason. However, even though I managed to edit around 20k words of the story, it still didn't feel right. So I desisted from that idea.
That's when the idea to make her closer to thirty hit me. I remember turning thirty quite well. I had been living in England for five years same time as I’d been married …

Teaser Tuesday: Closer to the Edge

This is a Rough Draft that I'm still working on :)  EPD December 2017

Happy Fourth of July!!

From my family to yours: HappyFourthof July!!!