Friday, May 31, 2013

Happy Friday Celebrating the Small Things

Happy Friday, from one of VikLit's Celebrate the Small Things blog hoppers!

This week's celebrations are:
  1. I’m excited that I registered Writer’s Mark Publications as a business, which I hope will later become much more than just a name.
  2. I did my first guest post at b00k Please check it out …here.
  3. I’m also grateful for:
            the sunshine
            you wonderful bloggers
            a critique partner that may very well go the long haul :)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Guest Post: An Indie Writer's Dreams

I have the honor of doing a guest post for the first time over at the wonderful blog, b00k r3vi3ws; the one that hosts the Indie-Fever Reading Challenge. Please take a few moments to check it out... here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Getting Personal - Journal Past Blast Blog Hop

Because of the holiday yesterday, I had forgotten to do my Tuesday Journal Past Blast, so it’s way late. But here is a poem I wrote maybe in 1990. This might be as personal as I may get in these postings.

Chris… saying grace with you
         telling secrets
         sleeping over
         let’s not make love
Deceiving our emotions
         digging a new path
I’m fearing what may lie ahead
         being turned on by a glance
Call me tonight because
         I need you.

If you’d like to join this blog hop and post old journal entries every Tuesday, just join in on the linky below.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Giveaway for Anticipation of the Penitent ends in 2 days

Last minute giveaway of Anticipation of the Penitent available at B00k R3vi3ws. Ends on Wednesday, so hurry! (I'm so sorry. I hadn't realized that the giveaway is only for participants of the Indie-Fever Challenge. Please feel free to learn more about Anticipation of the Penitent anyway and let me know whether it interests you.)


When Alezea is trapped by the Devil, she bears him a son and knows her life will never be her own. She is the mother of Thomas, a man reared by Satan to be a killer of life’s most innocent – little girls. Alezea lives detached from the horrors committed by her son and from her domination by the entity who uses her as he pleases. Until she meets Martha who shows her a way out. Now Alezea will risk her very soul to free Thomas from his father. The fight to save her son will either redeem Alezea or destroy her forever.

Rachel knows Thomas’ history, yet she believes her presence can transform him. Her belief in Thomas might send her fully into the Devil’s realm or provide an opening for God’s miracles in both of their lives. In a scheme to continue his father’s line, Thomas may ruin his alliance with Rachel or rend himself from the dominion he was born to hold. The impulse to contrive his future takes Thomas to new heights in his lifework as a killer, pushes him toward maturity, and forces him to encounter the astonishing truth of his heritage.

Anticipation of the Penitent depicts the battle between good and evil in one family until it is rendered to its destined completion. Only then will it be known whether Alezea succeeds in her struggle for a life free from Satan’s control.


For the first time in twenty-seven years, Alezea looked at Thomas as a part of herself. He was human, not a pliant slave for the devil’s use and pleasure. A rivulet of shame started to stream its way into her heart for the actions she partook in with her son.

Her son. Tears manifested their way from within her soul and overflowed onto her cheeks. He was her son, not Satan’s. He lived in her world, not the underworld of the devil. Her formidable, strong, handsome son had the choice to not be the devil’s heir, just as she had the choice not to be the devil’s maiden.

It was late when Alezea finally completed her story to Martha. Alezea was amazed that Martha did not send her away forever or call the police to her home. Instead, Martha told her to go home. She told Alezea to not worry and that she would help.

Alezea reached out in the darkened room and touched her son gently on the arm, not with the initiation of demanded sexual perversion, but with the care and worry of a mother for her only child who was lost. That rivulet of shame slowly began to transform into a prospect of hope. Could her son, who had no guidance or teachings of goodness, be turned around?

This phenomenon of love for Thomas was in its infancy. But Thomas was a man in his twenties. Could he begin to see Alezea as his mother, to be respected and trusted? The immediate answer to herself was a blatant “No!” Rather or not she reached out to God previously, she knew that God was stronger than her shame, her doubts and the devil himself. She would fight for him. She would fight for her son.

She covered Thomas’ shoulders with his sheet and left his bedroom, closing the door quietly. Alezea stood, leaning gently against his door, still enjoying the emotional impasse welling inside her. For the first time ever, feeling something other than trapped, fear and shame, enabled Alezea to feel relief.

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