Category Archives: Excerpts

Once Upon A Night, formerly known as ‘Blind Date’

This September I had the opportunity to attend a free, three-day webinar on e-book publishing and marketing. Lots of things I heard made sense. I wanted to try some of the ideas. Revamping my novella, Blind Date, seemed like a good start. … Continue reading

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Of Beauty and the Beast, book covers, and dreams (once more)

… Both a little scared, Neither one prepared, Beauty and the Beast… F# – E- F# – A – D D – C# – D – F# – G F# – G – E – F# – D The first … Continue reading

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The Sisterhood of the Full Moon

If most families are like fudge–mostly sweet with a few nuts, as someone said–mine is just the opposite. Not tragically dysfunctional, yet unique in a way that makes me feel as if I’ve been sitting on a chair that has … Continue reading

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The story of the first Ellida

  … I sprawled across Jack, closing my arms around his neck. I buried my nose into his strong neck, inhaling his scent, both animal and human, familiar, warm and natural. Jack lifted his head toward the night sky. “Do … Continue reading

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The Story of Tel-Urughs and a Dream

Like many other popular fiction writers, I couldn’t resist the powerful call of the Dark Prince. No surprise there. One of my favourite novels is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. One of my favourite movies is Copola’s Dracula. One of my favourite … Continue reading

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Blaidd, The Red Cliffs Chronicles, Book Three

Opening chapter Elizabeth “Mrs. Fontaine, please don’t make this more difficult than it has to be. I don’t want to  handcuff you, but I will if I have to.” Charlotte Fontaine squared her delicate shoulders and braced her hands on … Continue reading

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Dream

I showered and brushed my teeth, put my night gown on and nestled in my bed with one of my favourite novels: The Count of Monte Christo, leather-bound and illustrated. After one hour, I forced myself out of Dumas’ exciting … Continue reading

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