Saturday, January 23, 2016

This is why we have children...and a giveaway!

A friend of mine has 4 sons and when they shovel the driveway or clean up the yard, I'm reminded, 'That's why we have them.' LOL Well, I only have 1 daughter and was a single mom when she was growing up. So, ugh. I shoveled my own snow and raked and mowed my own lawn.

Now she's grown, and she's a fabulous graphic artist. How lucky for a mom who constantly needs cute new promo materials. (wink.) Well, My latest series Love Spells Gone Wrong will be complete soon. I had been planning to self publish them...until I discovered that I hated self-publishing. Meanwhile, I had asked her to make the covers and they were so cute I had to find a publisher that would allow me to use them. Enter my Canadian Publisher, Lachesis Publishing, Inc. Okay, so they're a small press, but to be able to show off my daughter's hard work is a big thing to me.

Book 1 came out last spring (2015)
Book 2 came out in Sept. 2015      
And now...Drumroll...the last in the series will be released on Leap Day! Feb 29, 2016


Blurb and cover
Love Spells Gone Wrong series; Book 3 Out of the Broom Closet 


Wiccan priestess Michele Erikson won't harm others with spells, even if it's the only way to save herself from a crazed stalker wielding black magic. He has chased her from Portsmouth, NH, to Daytona Beach FL.
Ex-NFL player turned bodyguard Vic Matthews didn't believe in magic until late in the game. Once he understands the power at Michele’s fingertips, he must convince her to use everything in her arsenal to save herself.
He'll lose Michele, his part-fey client and lover, if he can't persuade her that self-defense won’t compromise her Wiccan principles. It's time to come out of the broom closet and come out fighting!

What are your children able to help you with?

A commenter will win The Cupcake Coven--Book 1 in the series! ebook or print, winner's choice


17 comments:

  1. My computer! My son, daughter and son-in-law all helped me move. And now I'm living close to my daughter and I'm helping them with puppy sitting and taking in one of their cars for technical problems. So it's a two-way street. Love your daughter's covers!

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    1. Thanks, Terri!
      You're so right about their help with computers, after all...they grew up with them!

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  2. Both daughters have helped me get places that I wouldn't drive to myself. I drive but not on big highways or places I've never been. My youngest is an artist too so she's helped me fill my walls with some great art (and her boyfriend too). My oldest has helped take over some of the holiday parties!

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    1. They sound like great kids! I let mine do all the driving in Ireland. I'm convinced I would have gotten us killed if I had to stay on the wrong side of the road!

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  3. mine are stiill small so all they do is bicker and make l me laugh. They give me hope in this crazy cruel world. so thats what they do for me give hope for now when older i hope my boy doe sthe yard work and shoveling and my girls learn to cook untill then bickering books and bedtime

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  5. I am so with Terry - my computer. Thank heaven I have boys that grew up with computers and know all the ins and out since I certainly do not :(. They also help with with flipping/turning my King mattress every 3 months ;).

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    1. Yup! And the strong boys to do the heavy lifting ain't bad either!

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    2. And the winner is...Victoria! email me your snail mail address if you'd like the paperback, or your preferred email if you'd like print.
      Congrats!

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  6. Those are adorable! Um, my daughter is 6 and doesn't help as much as she makes more work for me. Maybe one day!

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    1. I've seen your posts and I'd say Princess Galen is maturing nicely. Someday she'll tell you you're the greatest mom in the world (if she hasn't already) and all the work will be worth it.

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  7. My kids help me to see the world in ways I never could have imagined... And I've been blessed with imagination. When we would walk home from school, they could come up with at least 30 ways to die in the half mile we walked. When my daughter suffered the crushed aspect of her first crush, she delved into the arena of graphic novels...complete with allowing all who were causing her heartbreak to suffer the effects of "not having the good sense not to play outside in an electric storm." She's redone songs to fit her life. She's so creative. My son is a junior Sheldon Cooper. He corrects her dreams. He challenges her to be accurate in her love of the macabre. He freaks when you move furniture. I've delved into health topics I would never have thought to and have learned to see the world through the fabulous prism pieces of their worlds. I've learned to value things I once took for granted (like going pee without an audience). Sadly, they have not yet found ways to support me in the manner I wish to become accustomed to but here's hoping!

    I love those covers! Maybe one day my kids will do something similar... Right now, I'd be happy if they cleaned up after the dog! Lol.

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  8. My kids help me to see the world in ways I never could have imagined... And I've been blessed with imagination. When we would walk home from school, they could come up with at least 30 ways to die in the half mile we walked. When my daughter suffered the crushed aspect of her first crush, she delved into the arena of graphic novels...complete with allowing all who were causing her heartbreak to suffer the effects of "not having the good sense not to play outside in an electric storm." She's redone songs to fit her life. She's so creative. My son is a junior Sheldon Cooper. He corrects her dreams. He challenges her to be accurate in her love of the macabre. He freaks when you move furniture. I've delved into health topics I would never have thought to and have learned to see the world through the fabulous prism pieces of their worlds. I've learned to value things I once took for granted (like going pee without an audience). Sadly, they have not yet found ways to support me in the manner I wish to become accustomed to but here's hoping!

    I love those covers! Maybe one day my kids will do something similar... Right now, I'd be happy if they cleaned up after the dog! Lol.

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    1. LOL! Sometimes they give us perspective, and that's needed too.

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  9. I do love these covers - they're very cute!

    If my kids continue with their studies as they're currently planning:
    My son could advise an author on nit picky details of comparative biology between humans and different members of the animal kingdom (the endocrine system to be specific) and maybe eventually how different treatments for diabetes and thyroid type disorders were developed.

    My daughter will be able to provide details about ancient peoples and their tools as well as evolutionary developments both physical and societal.

    As far as help around the house? Well he does cook and she loves to bake - so we wouldn't totally starve. ;-)

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    1. Wow! Ambitious kids!
      And yes, it's very nice to have back-up in the kitchen too.

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