Fear of Success

Do we let fear of failure stop us from succeeding? Perhaps it is fear of success that gives us stumbling blocks? I am not brave. I struggle each day to stand up for myself, to speak up whether verbally or through my writing. I am still the scared little girl who believes she can’t do that. A wise woman, Ms. Glenoria Jennette, my mentor since … Continue reading Fear of Success

Fear or Love

Fear The four letter word that gives rise to tyrants Terrorists And bigots   Fear Our excuse for prejudice Hate And anger Persecution of our neighbors   Fear builds walls prisons and slums Shackles the masses and silences our voices   Fear Crowns kings Starts wars Ruins lives Reasons injustice, murder and slavery   Is it better to be feared or loved?   Love Gives … Continue reading Fear or Love

Peace on Earth

“Let there be peace on earth…” There doesn’t seem to be much peace this year, the news is full of anger and fear, police brutality, terrorists and hate, crime is on the rise. Everyone shouting and screaming about the color of a cup or the words we use to greet each other. All the while children are being killed in their class rooms and shot … Continue reading Peace on Earth

Happy New Year

This has been a wonderful year not because I won the lottery or managed to get a book published, while I wish this were true I’m still happy with my life. We celebrated the birth of two new granddaughters: Trinity in January and Sophia in June, our beautiful princesses. I also gained two more grandchildren when my son Jason married a lovely woman with two … Continue reading Happy New Year

My Heroes

A lot of things have had me thinking recently what a hero is. As a romance writer I want my hero and heroine to be truly heroic, to someone others can relate. Anyone can fall for the beautiful and rich, the thin and perfect but what about the guy with a little done-lapped-over-the-belt or the receding hairline, or the girl with hair turning gray and … Continue reading My Heroes

Werewolf Sings the Blues by Jennifer Harlow

A punch to the gut, this newest novel by Jennifer Harlow took me by surprise with its intensity. Unlike the other FREAK books, the humor was minimal but the drama and emotion were at a premium. The heroine, Vivian Dahl is a self-described selfish bitch. Words like love, honor and sacrifice aren’t in her vocabulary. With only herself to depend on most of her life, … Continue reading Werewolf Sings the Blues by Jennifer Harlow

A Shiver of Light by Laurell K Hamilton

I have been a fan of Laurell K Hamilton’s for several years beginning with her Anita Blake series. While sometimes her stories got lost in the sex, I have always enjoyed the tough girl characters. This latest offering with main character Merry Gentry aka Princess Meredith shows a softer side of the gutsy, faerie princess. After giving birth most women experience an array of hormone … Continue reading A Shiver of Light by Laurell K Hamilton