I ran into this old video I have of the twins when they were about eight months old. Even now at five, they’re still that affectionate and are very close. I love that they love each other so much. In honor of their fifth birthday, here’s that video!
I’ve had the pleasure of writing a short story for Soul Mate Publishing’s Christmas Anthology, “All I Want for Christmas is a Soul Mate,” which means I got to read an advanced copy, and let me tell you, you’re going to love it! I’m so excited to share this release with you! Twenty authors have given their romantic Christmas best, all for you. And talk about a beautiful cover. Enjoy!
All I Want For Christmas is a Soul Mate . . .
This year’s delightful collection of Christmas short stories features a multitude of romantic genres all with one common theme: during the holiday season, nothing’s better than spending it with the one you love.
Twenty talented Soul Mate authors have put together an anthology that’s sure to please any reader who enjoys their romance with a splash of Christmas cheer:
A time-traveling Highlander brings comfort and joy to a young woman grieving her lost family . . .
Best friends, both widowed, suddenly see each other through new eyes during a snowed-in Christmas Eve;
A royal prince and a commoner fall in love despite their differences and a handful of untruths, thanks
to a wreath that grants wishes . . .
An alien race understands the simple reward of giving, when their human captive does not . . .
Young lovers planning a Christmas wedding find their promise to each other is put to the ultimate test . . .
A ghostly groom refuses to stay away from the woman he loves . . .
For two modern believers, a magical, mystical visit to Bethlehem on the night of the Christ Child’s birth is both a joy and a responsibility . . .
And many more heartwarming, romantic stories celebrating ‘The Season To Be Jolly.’
Please join us as we tell a few tales, raise a glass of holiday cheer, and deck the halls with romance as well as boughs of holly!
Available now for $2.99 at Amazon.
I love me some Six Sentence Sundays!
I love me some Six Sentence Sundays! Here are a few lines from yet another WIP of mine… still untitled, but I’m sure it will come to me.
Here you’ll find an Angel of Light named Jacob, who is hopelessly in love with a college professor named Dalia. There’s just something about her soul that calls out to him, as if she were beyond a simple human.
Jacob has interrupted an altercation between Dalia and her violent ex-fiancé, and she’s been shot because of it.
In this book, when someone is in between life and death, the angels of light and darkness come together to barter over a soul. Can it be saved, or is it beyond hope? One angel must always concede.
It looks pretty grim for poor Dalia, and now, her dying soul has summoned Sebastian, the Angel of Darkness and Jacob’s counterpart. The bartering must begin. Those are the rules. But Sebastian obviously seems to have other plans for his new find.
Can Jacob stand to lose his true love, the woman who holds his soul? Or will he fight to the death against a manipulative Sebastian, throwing the balance of both human and supernatural out of balance, commencing a heavy consequence on both?
Ok… I’m going to cheat a little. Let’s say this is actually Six (Plus a few) Sentence Sunday, okay? 🙂
“It’s not her time!” Jacob shouted. “I intervened, and she was shot!”
“That matters not,” Sebastian sang with a smile, shaking a finger at his counterpart. “She is on the brink of death now, and if you deny her a border event, she’ll be damned with the Unwanteds. You know that.”
Sebastian held out his hand over Dalia, and a light began to illuminate, much like a flashlight. He studied the bleeding wounds in her chest and then slowly raised his hand over her face. “Oh, my. She’s quite lovely.” With his other hand, he brushed his fingers through her hair.
Jacob cringed, and the hairs on his arms stood up.
Thanks for reading! I’m at about 20,000 words with this guy! I have a very good idea of where it’s going, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
p. 77 of “The Baby Symphony,” and coincidentally, one of my favorite scenes! Yay! “Emilia, I’ll buy Bibi another door, but don’t make me break this one down.”
I believe him. “I’d rather not take it to that level.” I say, acknowledging that I hear him. On quavering legs I force my weight over to the door and grasp the lock with sweaty fingertips. I am almost hit by the door as Devin bursts in and scoops me up in his arms.
… His smell makes me delirious as I am so desperate for it.
“I love you,” he whispers, pressing his face into me.
“But I don’t deserve it. I’m so sorry, Devin.” I bite my lower lip.
When a Burden Comes a’ Calling
I sit here tonight very pensive under my covers with my laptop at my knees. I interviewed another friend tonight for my WIP, “The Baby Symphony.” I had not had the privilege of hearing her amazing story until tonight. I am 50,000 words into my manuscript and feel the overpowering sense that this book has so much more to say. Her journey to have a baby was one paved in tears, sadness, lost faith, and hopelessness, until one day… her life would finally be complete. I sat there at her cousin’s 7th birthday party, activity buzzing all around us, but I was immune to it. I was utterly fixated on her words, her eyes, her story. I watched her two young daughters zipping around the pizza place, and I was completely enamored. I will spend the rest of the night and probably into the morning with my WIP, with a deep burden, to do justice to these precious women’s stories, their very fingerprints in every part of this writing journey.
These moments, the good and the bad, change us, they dwell in us. They’re inescapable, and they’re real.