Who here uses or likes Bookbub? I’ve recently found it and immediately started to follow some of my favorite authors…
Today, I have a guest post featured on fellow Fantasy and Sci-Fi Author Support Group member, Timothy Bateson, blog. The topic…Dark Spirits. Take a moment and check it out and all the other special posts he will have this month! Click the pic!
In case you missed the new release, Unexpected Allies came out not too long ago. For nineteen-year-old Elizabeth, magic was something that never existed until about a year ago. One dream had changed her life forever. A dream that revealed a world she was meant to live in but had been hidden from her since a toddler. Now her life is flooded with magic, family drama, and inner circle politics of how the Witch’s Council and her coven should run and who should run it she must look to the past to guide the future. Elizabeth has been through it all with her recently found powers and the end of the struggle draws near, she hopes. A strange man invades her dreams declaring himself an ally but is unable to reveal himself fully. He knows things about Elizabeth that she can’t explain and is determined to discover his identity and bring him out of the dreams into reality. Then a
Mabon 2019 will begin on Saturday, September 21 and ends on Sunday, September 29. How will you celebrate? “Mabon is a pagan harvest festival which is celebrated on the Autumnal Equinox each year – around September 21st through September 24th. Also known as Harvest Home, this holiday marks the middle of the harvest cycle – when both the days and nights are of equal length. It is a time to reap what you sow, a time to give thanks to Mother Earth for the bounty she provides and a time to rest after bringing in the crops. It is also the second holiday on the Wheel of the Year, which includes other harvest festivals such as Lammas and Samhain.” (Holiday Calendar) For me, I’ve decorated around the house and will eat a nice meal by myself and give my personal thanks to Mother Earth for her bounty.
I see it way too often. Parents not letting their boys play with dolls or their girls play football for the fear of them “turning” gay. I shake my head in annoyance with them. A doll, kitchen set, doctor set, football, or anything else will not influence the sexuality of a child. If that is your fear then I think you have your priorities all out of sorts. I’d be more concerned that my child would grow up to be a drug dealer, a murderer, a rapists, or a person who commits mass shootings. These are the things you should focus on. The sexuality of a child is NOT influenced by the things they play with. I grew up running the woods. Digging in the dirt. Playing football. Wearing boys clothes. I am very much a straight woman. I know men who grew up playing with dolls and cooking sets…they are very much straight. But I’ve committed crimes and so
I’m running a special this month. (Sept 1-30, 2019) Join my Patreon for $10 or above and I will mail out a swag pack with books from me and author friends. And those who join at the $5 level will get a swag pack from me and author friends. Go to my page and join now: https://www.patreon.com/cheryllynndyess
I know, I know…summer is barely over for 2019 and I’m over here planning next year already. Ya darn skippy I am. Literary Love Savannah is and will be my yearly convention that I attend. So every July I will go home and enjoy a small vacation of books, readers and other authors. For a few days, you can have one on one time with some favorite authors or new to you ones – meet other readers who loves books as much as you and join into a great big family! Each meal is themed and no one knows who is sponsoring which table – so you pick the theme you want and be surprised!
While. the country mourns for the losses from our most recent mass shootings, I see people sending prayers and thoughts. Here is where the unpopular opinion will come in – prayers and thoughts will do no one any good but the person sending them and usually even then its not done. Prayers and thoughts won’t stop the madness infecting our countrymen who think it’s okay to take out their frustrations by pulling triggers and killing people. Prayers and thoughts won’t bring back a single soul who was taken from this world and sent on their next journey. Prayers and thoughts won’t change the laws or the mindset of our politicians. What we need is civil action – NON VIOLENT responses but in your face responses. Want to make a change – think of solutions. Whether you blog about it, write your politicians, have a sit-in, or a rally – get the attention of those who can make the changes by
All my life I had to be very independent and yet now life makes me very dependent on others. In the last few years, that need has grown exponentially. I’ve started having neurological issues and was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy of both upper and lower limbs. Before that I had had two ankle surgeries to correct issues that has plagued me since I was a teenager. I’ve had more medical surgeries, tests, and appointments in the last four years that I’ve had all my entire life…forty seven years! My mobility is limited. I’m not allowed to lift more than ten pounds which means technically I should never pick up a single one of many grandchildren. I can’t pull or push things that are too heavy as it strains my back that is now (as the doctor describes) a ‘ticking time bomb’ because in the last year and a half my L5-S1 has gone from minor to severe with issues. I