Sunday, November 23, 2014

Dead Day

Wahoooo it's Dead Day as my blog buddy Mel has so lovingly tagged Sunday. :)
For those of you that care this is the second to last episode before the Dead takes a midseason break. I mean come on. Is it really necessary that they take time off. Pfft they should work 356 24/7 just to make us happy. LOL... Okay I am just kidding.

Anyhow be sure to tune in tonight to see what has happened to Carol and if Daryl will be able to save both she and Beth!? I'm on pins and needles here!!!

In other news.
This week I will be doing a cover reveal/revamp for The Chosen Chronicles. I couldn't get the original files for the previous covers so I was forced to make new ones. I didn't really have a choice in the matter! I'm pretty proud of them though! They are different, but are pretty close together, flowing with the series.

I will be putting them back on the market on Cyber Monday and you don't want to miss out!!! They are going to be a special price for that day only!!

Okay lovelies... I've got work to do!
Peace out!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

No Secret


It's no secret that I am a huge TWD fan. What is TWD?! Are you kidding me? Have you been living under a rock? LOL okay. The Walking Dead is only one of the hottest shows on television right now. It's rankings surpassed the Oscars last year. That's right, more people tuned in to watch TWD than they did the Oscars!

While I love all the actors that portray the beloved band of misfits on the show, there is one actor that I have absolutely come to adore. Of course his rugged bad ass looks has nothing to do with it *pffft okay so maybe it does.....BUT only a smidge***   Who is this actor that we are referring too?!
Well that would be the amazing Norman Reedus.  I'm a country girl and proud of it, so the rugged charm and underdog demeanor of his character Daryl Dixon grabs my attention more than the other characters.
While he portrays a scruffy redneck with a gravely growling voice, he has stated in more than one interview that he is not that at all. In fact in one article he stated. . . ."I would go to the Trump Hotel, lock myself in the penthouse, and watch South Park."  Read the rest of his comment here. . .  NYC Zombie Apocalypse 

Reedus is no stranger to films. While he's been acting for quite a long time, his most noted role is that of Murphy MacManus in Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day. 
A lot of the stuff I am telling you is stuff that can be found anywhere on the net.
He is a real actor and while I don't know him personally and as much as I hate to admit it, I will likely never EVER meet him, I will say that he seems humble with the way his career has taken off!

He is a talented photographer, but don't think you're going to see autumn leaves or beautiful sunsets. Norman's style of photography is vastly different and bizarrely beautiful in a way that only he can express.
Check out The Suns Coming Up. . .Like a Big Bald Head

One of his most recent projects however is a book he has put together of fan art that he has collected. The title  Thanks For All the Niceness  
has special meaning.  A portion of the proceeds go to The Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation. This is a good cause guys. Check it out okay by clicking on the title and going straight to his website to purchase it.

While I like all of his movies so far (the ones I have seen), I would have to say my favorite on he's done is Hello Herman
This movie is powerful and touches on an aspect of bullying and shows a road that can be taken by someone that is bullied.
     My 4 year old son was diagnosed with ASD this year, for those who don't know what that is, to put it simply, it is Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am a strong advocate for anti-bullying. To see what kids go through and the thought that my child might have to deal with these issues as he gets older, terrifies me. Dealing with his ASD is a daily struggle.  His case isn't as bad as some but worse than others! Too see how far bullying can get out of control really opened my eyes. We have to teach our children how to be strong and stick up for the kid that is being bullied. I'm not that far out of school that I don't remember what it was like to be made fun of. Believe me, I was. I'm not a size 6 gal. I dealt with a lot of mean, cruel kids making fun of be because I was larger than some of the other girls. It affected me, and to this day it still does. I have to get up every morning and tell myself that I'm not that girl. I have a husband and family that loves me! After that I can hold my head up high. We need to be positive roll models for kids!
**Okay, that was a bit of a tangent but anyhow**

I'm an author, I love writing and telling stories, and if I never make it big, that's okay. But famous people, be they actors, musicians, artists, authors or whatever, they are still human. I admire Norman because he doesn't act like the world owes him everything. He is humble and while he IS an actor, I have a knack for reading between the lines and watching body language, I do believe he is sincere.
So he has shot up there on my BUCKET LIST of actors I want to meet and I have to say, he is right there at number one with Johnny Depp and WE ALLLLLL KNOW how much I love Johnny!!!!

So, well done Mr. Reedus. If you every happen to stumble upon this blog admongst the millions of other blogs and you take time to read it!!!! Know that you are respected not because you are famous or because you are on the most popular show on television, but because you still remember who you are and give people someone to look up too!

  Okay lovelies I am out for the night, I tend to ramble on when I am tired but be sure to check out the links above. Remember to stay tuned for a special sneak peek of my newest novel... UnderCity.

I'm baaaaack!

Hey guys,
I know it's been a while since I've stopped in. Things have been extremely busy. There are a lot of things that we must discuss, so let's get down to business.
I have been away for a while because I have been doing a lot of freelance work to just help out with financial stuffs for my kiddos! :-) But I am slipping back into the saddle and boy does it feel good.

First things first. The trip to Maine, while it wasn't what I was lead to believe it would be, nor was it what I had expected, I did manage to make the best of a crappy weekend.  I got to spend time with some of my best friends in the whole world. I got to spend time with my partner in crime and my best friend Amelia Cole. While I talk to her most every day, I only get to see her once a year. Why is this? Well I live smack in the middle of the US of A and she, well. . . lives on the East Coast. So any time I get a chance to see her I am all over it. Oh and her husband too, I kinda like him too! :)
   I made the trip with my brother and my other best friend. It was a long drive, both ways. We covered nearly every North East State with the exception of Vermont. It was amazing. While I had been to the Atlantic ocean before they had not. That alone was a great experience.
   The event itself, well I really don't want to get into details because well. . . just don't. I will say this, though. I met some freaking AMAZING PEOPLE. April Wood (a freaking hilarious woman) had the sad misfortune of having a table directly across from us. By the end of Saturday, I was fairly certain we were going to get kicked out for being loud and obnoxious. She was a hoot! OH, and I failed to mention she is a FREAKING AWESOME author! I'm telling ya folks, run out and get her stuff. If you like sexy vampires with killing skills and all kinds of hot, slap your momma, kinds of steam, then you most definitely will not be disappointed.  I will post a link to her page at the end of this.
    Met several other amazing people both at the event and at my favorite PUB.

 Moving on, I have been working on my newest series. I will be dipping my toes into the Young Adult world and giving that a little spin. I'm hoping it is as succesful as The Chosen Chronicles has been. I will be posting a sneak peek of that a little bit later, be sure to come back and check it out.
     Speaking of The Chosen gang. The series has been pulled from the market for the time being. Why? Well, my beloved publishing house has decided to close their doors! There is no ill will there, I am still and will still remain friends with the owner, but after our house suffered a devastating loss of one of our beloved brothers, it was just too much! Don't be sad thought, The Chosen Chronicles will be back up and better than ever before you know it. They are undergoing an overhaul, as well as one of the books getting an awesome face lift.
   There is some exciting news looming on the horizon of 2015 but as of right now, I can't talk much about it! It's going to be a wicked good thing though. Lots of excitement.  2015 holds a lot of promise for me.
  If I can get my rump in gear I am hoping to have this new series completely released by the end of next year. That's right at least three NEW books. That isn't the only project I have going on either. I am in the beginning stages of another YA series! This one, well, this one I will be slipping back into the Angels and demons side of things, with hopes of bringing you something you've never seen before.

Okay. I'm going to be doing some stuff later on, trying to pick traffic back up on this bad boy. Going to be doing a BOOKS/AUTHORS I love. I'm going to try to get Mel in on this considering she is a rabid (and I DO MEAN RABID) book fan. Can actually shed more light on this than I can. So keep
Checking back... We're going to be kicking off some cool new stuff... Favorite television shows... Actors... writing... this is going to be a little bit of everything!!! :-)

So go check out my girl April Wood and tell her Christine James sent ya over! Show her some mad love too guys, because she is a Vet! ;)

OH AND BTW... I DO HAVE some copies of all 4 of my books available. For purchase. They are limited editions and I have them right her beside me! If you're interested in getting an autographed copy plus a cool, hand crafted book mark by Mel, email me at:

Peace out Lovelies,

I am also going to using this as the first blog post, because we are starting all over again! Clean slate and all! :) If you have a question about a previous blog shoot me a message or leave a comment below. We will get it figured out!