Well, our camper is parked for a while. The last trip was to Lancaster Pa. Hali caught up with her BFF Star. She met Star last year, and the two fell in love. There was one more trip planned but with the price of fuel it just wasn't going to happen. Now the days are getting cooler, and the nights longer, we'll hunker down until January when Lord willing and the river don't rise we'll head back to Florida. We're thankful the camp where Pete works wasn't affected by the hurricane. So many were, and it's going to be a long time for them to heal. Thanksgiving is next up, and I hope you have much to be thankful for. It's those hard times when we may find it difficult to be thankful, but I think Audrey Hepburn said it well
It made me resilient and terribly appreciative for everything good that came afterward. I felt enormous respect for food, freedom, for good health and family — for human life. ~Audrey Hepburn (1929–1993)
The hard times I've lived through, and trust me, there were many, truly have made me appreciate what I have now.
On a lighter note ...
She's been a long time coming, but the wait is nearly over. In a war between humans and shifters, sparks and fur fly…Until scales appear.
Princess Kisa, the middle daughter in the shifter nation of Dar, is often overlooked and underestimated. Always the devoted caregiver of family and country, she’s come to terms with her future as a Shield-Mate in a political marriage. Many, including Kisa, are surprised when her father names her as heir to his throne.
Kalman, once a privileged son of the former protectorate Sorota, is an outcast and a man without a future. The people of Ruinae consider him a weak, self-indulgent man. Only his trusted servant knows the heart of the soldier beneath the veneer.
Forces are gathering against the two countries, and now dragons, long banished to the outland, have returned. Kisa and Kalman are charged by King Dar to find out how entrenched the dragons are with the enemy. Since a long-ago meeting, Kalman never forgot the spitfire Lynx-shifter. He’s no longer the boy she’d met, but a man. One determined to have her despite their differences. But Kisa can’t fall in love with the enemy. Can she? Would her people accept not only the son of Sorota but one whose family seeks retribution?
Can I interest you in an Advanced Reader Copy for review? You can do reviews on Goodreads or Bookbub prior to publication on December 1st . Reviews are easy. They only have to be a few sentences.
I just read __________
How it made me feel or I liked it because ______________
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If this is something that interests you.
I also received a release date for Sophia's Magic Beans. April 4, 2023. If you enjoyed Rainbow Sprinkles, you'll love this one. It takes place in the same place, Lake Unami.
Calliope Novak’s candy store made it through the shutdowns, but she still struggles with everyday costs. She juggles chores, work, and making time for Sophia—her six-year-old. Personal life? Non-existent.
Luke O’Brian confronts his boss and mentor after discovering his law firm’s involvement with a crooked politician and is reminded of the non-disclosure agreement he’d signed. He can’t break it without evidence—evidence that he can’t access after he’s escorted out of the building by security. Devastated, he reluctantly returns to his hometown to regroup.
Lake Unami in Northern New Jersey is a magical place. Rainbows and unexplained coincidences seem more normal than not. Guardian angels, bookstore owners, and an endearing cast of characters all come together to bring happiness and love to Calliope, Sophia, and Luke.
I'm also looking for Advanced Readers for this novella as well.
Mark your calendar because you don't want to miss this. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DangerouslyDarkDarlings
Have you been naughty or nice?
Join Abbie's Dangerously Dark Darlings Facebook Group for Secret Santa Days!
Over 225 Authors will be g!fting books, g!ft cards, and swag! It's a great way to kick off the Holiday Season and meet some new authors! All genres will be represented including mine.
And finally, Snuggle up with books and maybe a $75 Amazon gift certificate. There are so many books to choose from which ones make you want to get cozy with a hot cuppa?
Felice's spotlight is on December 14th and on sale for .99 until December 1st or on Kindle Unlimited. But the Readathon is happening now!
Give it a whirl.
I hope to see you for more Around the Fires with my exciting guests and books before Turkey Day but I'm wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving because the month is so busy. I'll be cooking dinner and having my son's family and a few others for the big event. So here goes.
Thou that hast giv'n so much to me,
Give one thing more, a gratefull heart...
Not thankfull, when it pleaseth me;
As if thy blessings had spare days:
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
~George Herbert (1593–1633), "Gratefulness"
Until next time.
11/2/2022 11:22:40 am
Sounds like another great read, DV!
D. V. Stone
11/2/2022 11:42:40 am
Thank you so much, Pam. D.
11/2/2022 04:42:23 pm
Oh my goodness. You have so much going on, D, Sounds like you will be resting up a bit over the winter from what you've accomplished and saving energy for what you intend. My brother lives in Sarasota. He lost half the roof to his house, but thankfully that was all He stayed with a friend inland until the worst was over. I'm looking forward to your new book. And what a great idea to list the simple formula for a review! I love it.
D. V. Stone
11/2/2022 06:07:26 pm
Barbara, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad your brother is okay. D.
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