Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Music Quotes

A painter paints pictures on canvas.  But musicians paint their pictures on silence.  ~Leopold Stokowski

He who sings scares away his woes.  ~Cervantes

Music is what feelings sound like.  ~Author Unknown

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.  ~Ludwig van Beethoven

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day

THANK YOU to ALL who have served and serve this country!!!!
YOU are greatly APPRECIATED!!!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

NEW COVER ** The Dragon's Vamp ~ The Other Kin Series ~ Book 2

So Excited!! I just received my new cover for The Dragon's Vamp. My new release with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid and the second in The Other Kin Series.

Many thanks to Gemini Judson for designing such a fabulous cover & Sara Kent for her editing skills!!


What does a Dragon shifter do when she’s told her soul mate has been chosen—fight like hell.

Welcome to AlstonMaine a place where different Other Kin species have lived in peace and thrived for centuries, because dragon shifter, Mariwen Gawain placed them there.

Wanting the freedom to live her life and see the world after her first battle with the darkness, Mari handpicks certain Other Kin who want nothing but peace, and lead them to a place where they can live their lives free of clan or tribal fighting. The only stipulation, they must protect it with their lives, for unbeknownst to the first settlers. Mari’s full-blood dragon father sleeps beneath their feet at the heart of his territory, and she will protect him at all costs.

Centuries later, Mari’s back in Alston to deal with the darkness, her mother, the ancients, and her soul mate. Mari’s fiery spirit takes no hostages when dealing with them all.

Vampire coven leader Rhys Beven is annoyed and distrustful of Mari when she first appears, but then settles down when he trusts his instincts and knows Mari is the one who’s supposed to be his—forever.

Releasing July 2013

And look out for Book 3 Coming Soon 

Have a great day all and remember read lots!!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Birthday Quotes

With my birthday looming on the horizon, I thought some birthday quotes to be acceptable 

We know we're getting old when the only thing we want for our birthday is not to be reminded of it.  ~Author Unknown

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  ~Chili Davis

They say that age is all in your mind.  The trick is keeping it from creeping down into your body.  ~Author Unknown

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.  ~Charles Schulz

Have a great day everyone and remember -- read lots!!



Book 2 of The Other Kin Series has finished edits *YAY* and will be releasing in July 2013!

AND ... AND ...

Book 3 is already in the Senior Editor's hands *YAY* AND ... Book 4 is being plotted out!!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Quotes about Children

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer. ~Author Unknown

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.  ~Pearl S. Buck

Have a great day and read lots!!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's out there!!

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.  ~Author Unknown

All mothers are working mothers.  ~Author Unknown

Love you all and read lots!!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quotes on Flowers

Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~Emma Goldman

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.  ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.  ~Tennessee Williams

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.  ~Ikkyu Sojun

Flowers don't worry about how the're going to bloom.  They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.  ~Jim Carrey

Have a wonderful day all!!


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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3 - Upgrade :-)

Woot!! I can't tell you how excited I am to FINALLY be in the 'smart'!! :-)
For my birthday my wonderful husband went and bought me a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love it!!
I know the S4 just came out, that's ok, I didn't want that one LOL. 

So I'm finally tuned in to the smart phone world. My old phone text, made calls and took pictures, which was fine with me, but I wanted to be more hooked up :-) and after playing with my sister-in laws G3, I wanted one, hehehehe.

So yes, I have the marble white one like in the picture above and I can't wait to see everything it can do. My husband's showing me the 'basic' stuff so I don't get frustrated and throw it across the room :-)

He asked if I'd played with it, to customize it to my likes and I told him... "I didn't want to hit the wrong button and have the thing crash on me or something." LOL.
He chuckled then told me there's nothing I can do that he can't fix. *Phew* I love it that he's so techie!! And cute, he's cute too!! Woot!! :-D  YAY!!

Hope everyone has a great day and read lots!!

Hey, now I can download the Nook app, and the Amazon app and....   :-D 

Have a great day all!!


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Quotes on ... Silence

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.  ~William Penn

Silence is the true friend that never betrays.  ~Confucius

Silence is a source of great strength.  ~Lao Tzu

The silent man is the best to listen to.  ~Japanese Proverb

Have a great and enjoyable Wednesday!!
Read lots!!

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