Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Due to a death in the family, I won't be posting this coming weekend and will be late announcing the winner of the Makita contest.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pranic Vampires

The below description pertains to the Hunter Series Pranic Vampires. Like different forms of vampires, other Pranics may have other characteristics.

Being a fledgling Pranic can be every bit as dicey as being a blood vampire. Pranics gain their power by absorbing other humans’ energy. Since it brings about a larger than life feeling of power and a sharp rush of energy, it’s difficult for a new Pranic to stop once he or she has started absorbing energy from someone. If they aren't careful they can literally suck the life right out of another human by sapping them of every last drop of energy in their body. A seasoned Pranic is aware of the delicate balance and just takes the amount he/she needs. It’s much easier and less noticeable if he/she does a little crowd hopping, drawing from one human then moving on to another, till he/she is satiated.
Taking energy from humans is not necessary for a Pranic to survive but it increases their power and also helps them heal, not to mention it’s an unbelievable rush.
Like their counterparts, as Pranics mature their skin becomes more sensitive to light. Their sleep cycle changes and they have difficulty functioning in the daytime.Pranics can do great good or great harm.


Fred the parakeet, has a new 'bird friendly' home. Here's a pic of Fred now settled in his condo loaded with toys:)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Unexpected surprise

Thursday was critter day. I had agreed to foster three kittens--see above. Pretty cute aren't they. So I stopped by the vet to pick them up then got them settled in. These guys brought the critter quota up to a dog and eight cats at the house. Plenty of critters, right? Later that evening, I went for a walk with the hh and the dog. We were walking down the lane when what did we see coming toward us on the other side of the road....Take a guess.
1. A car
2. A truck
3. A turtle
4. A deer
5. A raccoon
6. A parakeet.
I bet you cheated and looked at the pic. Yup, there was a little blue parakeet meandering down the road. He hopped right up on my shoe and began to nibble at the laces. We put him in a box and made the rounds of the neighborhood but no one claimed him. So yes, we now have a dog, eight cats and a parakeet in residence. The poor little guy, who I call Fred, probably thinks he died and went to birdie hell with all the cats around. I'm hoping to find him a good home soon.

Years ago, during the great depression if a farmer was generous, hobos would leave a mark at the end of a farmer's lane. This was done to alert other hobos this was a good place to stop. That they'd be fed. I think the animals have discreetly placed a paw print somewhere on the property:)

Monday, April 12, 2010


CONTEST FOR CAT LOVERS. Win a signed copy of Makita for yourself and a goody bag for your favorite feline filled with rhinestone collars, walking leash and harness, cat toys and treats. Simply leave a comment and send an email to Put MAKITA CONTEST in the subject line. The contest runs from April 12 through April 30. The drawing will be held on May 1st. Good luck.
LuAnn won the GROUNDED contest. Congrats LuAnn.

Trembling violently, Makita, the Himalayan cat, stood on a bridge aglow with brilliant colors. Sunshine warmed her back and fresh air filled her nostrils. She smelled fear but it emanated from herself.
At the bottom of the bridge, a semi-circle of cats stood waiting.
A regal Abyssinian raised his paw and beckoned. “Come, friend. Join us.”
The Himalayan took a tentative step forward. “Who are you?”
“I am Ramses and this is the Council of Nine.” He lifted his paw to encompass the other cats. “Actually, the Council of Ten.” He put his paw around the little tabby that sat at his side. The tabby purred in response and licked his ear.
“Where am I?”
“Catarau,” Ramses said.
“Catarau,” she breathed in wonder. “It really exists.”
“This is the first life you’ve lost then? I didn’t think I’d seen you here before.”
“Yes.” She looked around. Lush grassy acres stretched as far as the eye could see, dotted with mountains of—she sniffed—kibble.
She sniffed again. Nearby, catmint plants waved their pretty leaves in the breeze.
Kittens chased butterflies. The more mature cats lay or sat in the luxuriant transparent grass, sunning themselves, some on their backs with their paws in the air.
A light breeze in the blue sky tossed and separated the grass. Clouds floated not only above her but below as well. Mists rolled beneath them.
A lonely howl rose to meet her. “Bennie,” she whispered. Her tail twitching, her ears flat, she crouched and looked through the mists. A brindle-colored boxer nuzzled her lifeless body, then threw his head in the air and bayed as if his heart would break.
“Oh, Bennie.” She sniffed and wiped a tear from her eye. Quivering, she got to her feet and faced Ramses. “I’ve just used one life. Correct, oh great Ramses?”
The big cat flattened his ears and swished his tail. “Yes,” the Abyssinian hissed, his eyes narrowed as if he sensed what was coming and didn’t like it.
Already trembling from her death experience, she quivered at his attitude. “And I have eight more?”
“So I can go back?”
He sighed and waved a great paw. “Look around you, why would you want to?”
“Look below you, how could I stay?” she responded quietly.

Please join me April 14th to welcome Aubrie Dionne who will be stopping by on her virtual book tour to promote her new book NEBULA’S MUSIC.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pluses to Being GROUNDED In a Statue

Being stuck inside a statue from dawn to dusk isn't a perfect scenerio but it does have benefits:

1. If you're a night owl you can sleep all day.

2. If you're wrongly accused and thrown in jail, poof you'll be gone come morning.

3. You never have to worry about not wearing enough sunscreen.

4. You don't have to fight rush hour traffic or get stuck behind a school bus first thing in the morning.

5. You don't have to mow the grass.

6. Or weed the garden.

7. Or deal with ants crawling all over you at a picnic.

8. Or worry about your sunglasses being out of style.

9. The beach isn't as crowded.

10. You can watch the fireflies flit in the dark.

11. Watch the moths dance in the light.

12. Take romantic walks in the moonlight.

13. Listen to the soft hoot of owls and other night birds.

14. Wander through a night garden.

15. Dance under the stars.

And lastly, just be.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Hoppy Easter


Gillian Stone, heroine of Grounded, picked up a bauble then decided it didn’t go with her designer blouse, so she asked that it go to a reader.For a chance to win a bracelet in earth tones and a signed autographed copy of GROUNDED just leave a comment and send an email to with Grounded Contest in the subject line.The contest runs from March 15 through April 10. The drawing will be held April 11.Julie won the vampire red earrings and copy of Vampire Island. Congratulations, Julie.