Hi Fellow Readers!
It is June already. May seemed to fly by and June looks like it is going to follow suit with a full schedule.
June is setting up to be very busy with appointments and end-of-the-school-year events along with my step-son’s graduation. I can’t believe he will be finished high school in just a few short weeks. My courageous step-son decided to join the Royal Canadian Navy instead of heading off to college as was his original plan. He has been in the Sea Cadets since he was 13; so, I suppose this comes as no surprise. This summer he will be attending his last Sea Cadet Camp as an instructor; at least, until he is called up for Basic Training. Yes, a very exciting time for my step-son. His father is very proud but nervous as well.
My husband and I recently returned from a visit to my Dad in Pennsylvania. It was a short visit, but a good one where we celebrated his birthday and went through a few more of my mother’s things. She passed away last year, and bit by bit, the family is dividing and/or donating her belongings. It is all too much for my Dad to do on his own. Luckily, I have two outstanding sisters who live nearby to help him. I am so grateful for them and their dedication. Although I love living in Canada and my life here, being so far away from my relatives has its many drawbacks, some quite heartbreaking.
I find it amusing that some of my readers, a few who are relatives, try to figure out which of my characters are specific family members. Truth be told, none of my characters are modelled after anyone in particular. There might be a similar trait here and there that a family member or friend might identify with, but my characters are their own individuals. I spend a lot of time creating them and making them have their own quirks and hang ups. I try to make them realistic people with human flaws, but of course some of them do have superpowers or abilities. That’s what makes them fun, after all.
It is always a good thing when a reader can identify themselves with a character. It makes that story more interesting and special which is why I try to have a variety of character types. I love it when my readers can connect with a character. Feel free to tell me what your favorite characters are or what type of character traits you would like to see me incorporate into my stories by emailing me or posting on my facebook. I would love to hear from you.
I am working on the sequel to Signs of Love and Deliverance. It is slow going with all the activity happening in our busy lives, but I am still hopeful that it will be finished by the end of the year or at the latest the beginning of next year. I have a working title; however, I’m not quite ready to share that. What I can tell you is that it is Raven and Gretchen’s story and what a story it is. I am having a lot of fun writing this.
If you haven’t already, check out my short story Raven’s Rule which I recently released. It’s a little on the naughty side but a fun, short read. You will learn more about Raven, one of my favorite characters, and more about the White Lily and its Madame, Sandy Wilks. The young widow, Linnette, is in need of some discipline, and in Sandy’s opinion, Raven is the perfect man for the job. This story was so much fun to write that I have decided to write a series of short stories around the White Lily and Sandy Wilks. I wonder who will visit the White Lily next.
Raven’s Rule is a Deliverance Society Short Story
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If you haven’t had the opportunity to read Signs of Love and Deliverance, give it a try. It is a bit different than the usual Regency Romance. It has the feel of a soap opera like saga with lots of alpha males and feisty females. It has a great murder mystery going on and dangerous adventure.
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Until next month, keep on reading!