Saturday, November 23, 2019


Hi, everyone, I have some great news! My first Sabrina Strong book, Ascension, is now in an audio book format. 
I have links here for both the US, and Great Britain so you can hear a little bit of it. The woman who was used for the voice did a marvelous job. I almost felt as though I was right there with Sabrina.
But wait!
I have a giveaway!

I will give away one code, each, to three people to download for free, but you'll have to do something for me first.

I need reviews for my books. If I get at least one review from you on any of my books (which includes any of the seven in Sabrina Strong series, or any of my other books i.e. Lainey Quilholt Mysteries, or fantasy books "Spell of the Black Unicorn" or "Spell of Dark Castle" 

After you have shared it in a post, or on facebook, I will send you the code for a free download for the audiobook Acsension
Send me a link on my facebook page of your review.
(You can hear a few pages of it at the link above.)

That's it! I need three people from both Great Britain and the US for this. And if it goes well, I may have another giveaway for Christmas! So, let me see if I can drum up some help here so I can give away some audio books in the US and GB!
Oops! Nearly forgot. This offer will be up from November 23 (2019) until December 1st--or until I have enough winners. First come, first serve!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Review for Interlude

Donna is a great fan, and I met her last year. She runs a motel, and we stayed there, but she learned that I was a writer, and was a fan of the vampire genre. She bought the first book (paperback), and had to read them all. The next instalation, Interlude,  was also gobbled up and read by my friend in the UP. Every book she read she posted at Amazon. But somehow they deemed something wrong, and took them down. I don't know why Amazon is so hard on authors, don't they realize the reviews are what sells the books???
Anyway, without further ado, here is Donna's review for #7 book.
As you know I gave reviews of the first 6 books & gave 5 stars on Amazon. For some reason they deleted them all. Not cool. That's why I'm sending you my review after I read book #7 so you could post it on your blog. This series is a MUST read. Once you get started, it's hard to put down. It has something for everyone,  whether it's vampires you love, romance, adventure, paranormal, even a little comedy with a leprechaun named Rick. 

Sabrina is the sibyl with magical powers and her blood is too much for vampires to resist. She's surrounded by all these hunky vampires who want to mate with her and demons who want to kill her. She's married to a vampire named Vasyl who marked her when she was 10. Now he's gone because her blood is so sweet and he could drain her. Her protector, Dante, was a shapeshifter, had a difficult change and died. He's now an Undead. Dante is with Sabrina always to protect her. No matter who she's married to, when she dies they will be together forever. Hobart is another protector who's a werewolf. Sabrina was bitten so she does turn.  This is only a sample of the men in her life and her roller-coaster life.I would love to see this series made into a movie. Keep writing for fans like me!  Donna

Sunday, June 2, 2019

7th book in Sabrina Strong series

As you can see, the seventh book is here, but for time being it's in pre-order mode. 
Interlude can be ordered (the eBook) and when it's available, will come to your device.
Paperback will be available soon.
I could use some reviews early on. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Huston, We Have a Problem

So, I got this new laptop. An HP. I've always wanted a laptop. Coveted anyone I saw with one, and since I work around students, I'd look on with envy. My husband said we'd get one this summer, and so we did. Earlier than I thought.
Happy Birthday to me!
Buying it was no problem, as it wasn't too expensive. But I found I would have problems. More than I thought.
For one, I couldn't get Internet unless I had the umbilical cord (an ugly, yellow thing), hooked into the modem and my laptop.
I knew I'd have to call them. You know. Those people who you get Internet from, whoever they are.
Mine happen to be Frontier. Just so you know.
I don't normally have problems with my Internet. It's usually handled professionally, and with some pleasant American person I can understand.
Not this time. I waited until Monday to deal with this. A bunch of things got in my way before I could make the dreaded call. I dreaded it because something in my gut told me I'd have trouble, since everything else I've tried to do went wrong.
Here's the list:
1.) Tried to get my files put into the new computer. It didn't recognize them, as I work with Open Office (a FREE document file. In other words I don't pay for any Windows operations.) And so it came in as gobbly-gook.
2.) Tried to get my gmail account on it. Nope. Google didn't recognize it, and thought some bad person was trying to hack my account. Still trying to get this resolved, but I don't think it'll happen.
So, when I called the Frontier people, I just had a horrible feeling down in my gut I was not going to be able to move around the house and have Internet on my new HP.
I spent approximately 50 min. waiting for someone to pick up. I then heard the man on the other end who had an accent that would further my headache in dealing with this little issue. Oh, shades of PeoplePC [my former Internet provider].
So, he starts asking me to do this and that. Works on it. Still having no luck. And at the end of 2 hours of talking to this guy, he's telling me I need to have someone look at my computer, because he's saying it has a problem. 

He tells me I should have Chrome, too. Which is neither hear nor there. I thought he was making excuses. I asked him if I didn't need something else to help bring in wifi. He didn't answer me. It was like I was talking to a brick wall.
When it appeared he was giving up, I said, "So, I'm not going to have the WiFi on this computer" I should have added "because you're a moron", but I didn't. But I should have. Because that's how I felt. I was being jerked around by this guy who had no idea what he was doing.

I told my husband about it later on. He didn't know what to tell me, he doesn't even use the computer. He doesn't even use Internet, or texting on his phone. Hey. We're from the Bugs Bunny era, so don't give me flack! If I wasn't a writer, I wouldn't even have a computer.

Buuuuut.... he went to a co-worker. Someone about half his age, and asked him about this problem. He told Dennis what we needed was a ROUTER. He drew a little diagram, wrote some stuff down, and he came back to the house and said "Let's just go and get one."

About 45 minutes later, we have this router, plug it in, I ran the disk and simple instructions.
Voila! Internet!

Somehow what seemed like an insurmountable problem was resolved, and I'll never get my 3 hours back I wasted with that moron at Frontier. He should have asked right at the start if I had a router. Duhhhh!

Now, the other problems, I have no idea how to fix them, or if I will. Do I just get another email account? 
Not sure what to do about the files. If my computer doesn't recognize them, then what? My husband suggested anything new I want to work on I do so on the laptop. My older computer still works, but it's slow, and I have no idea if it will just suddenly quit working. I've had that happen on a previous computer.

 In the meantime I can listen to music, watch Rosemary & Thyme, or some other shows. (And I discovered at one point that I have a disk player as well, so I didn't really need the flash drive, but I got that anyway.) I can sit in any room, and probably go outside, but I'm waiting for it to warm up and not rain any more. We were in 50's yesterday and it rained all day! Ug!

So, anyway, the sun will come up tomorrow.

Monday, April 15, 2019

As If I Needed The Reminder, Doc.

It isn't enough that I keep on getting mailings about it, reminding me of my turning a certain age.
But the government had sent me this in the mail to pretty much smack me in the face with a reminder...

I've been in a panic since the first of the year. What am I supposed to do? Pick an insurance company that has me paying monthly premiums? Well. No. I refused to give in to panic and told myself I had plenty of time, but I wish I knew what I had to do. Or if I had to do anything.

So, when I opened the little pamphlet (from Medicare) and read it, I find out I'm automatically enrolled in part A and B (they take $130 out of my social security payments every month, so it's automatic and I don't have to do anything). They've sent the card, which isn't viable until the first of August.

It's the drug part D that's to figure out. As if I need drugs. Wait, that was just a joke. I think.
What I do take is not prescription. I take something for my joints, something like this...

My husband told me I shouldn't panic. Well, I was feeling panicky anyway. I had no idea this was going to be such a pain in the ass, but yeah. It is. I don't want to think about this stuff. You're only as old as you feel. Right?

 I don't need a doctor (knock on Dr. House's cane), and I'm losing weight (I've gone back to Atkins, because its the only thing that works for me) I've lost 9 pounds since starting this in February. We had to get a new scale, because I was certain the old one wasn't accurate. Boy was I right. Thing was, I was heavier than I'd thought, by maybe 6 pounds, or more!

My birthday isn't until August, so this whole thing is months before I could use it, should I need it. The last time I went to see a doctor, just because it was free because I had insurance, the doctor looked at me and asked me why I came in. He deemed me healthy, and with a great attitude.

So, for the time being, I'm working to get my weight down, and feeling good about myself again. My father was never sick, didn't really believe in doctors. He lived to be 80. I think I'm on the right track for making that number, eventually.


Hi, everyone, I have some great news! My first Sabrina Strong book, Ascension, is now in an audio book format.  NOW THAT I HAVE YOUR ATTE...