Monday, August 18, 2014

Giveaway!

I wanted to inform you on a giveaway I’m doing on Goodreads. The winner
will win a signed copy of Tangled Roots and cool swag to go along with it. J

Woot!

Tangled Roots will be released in October of this year. As of right now, the release date is on October 11. However, you’ll be able to preorder beforehand. I’ll letcha know when you can. I’m also going to be doing a weekend long book release party on Facebook. It’s going to be awesome and everyone will get a chance to win kickass prizes that I’ve been gathering for months now. You won’t want to miss it. I’ll post the details of the event a week or two before it begins. 

Anyway, here’s the link where you can enter the giveaway:


Here’s a short book trailer I did.


Have a good week!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Reincarnation. Do You Believe?


Reincarnation, what does it mean? According to Wikipedia, reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body.

Since I was a kid, I've read every book I could get my hands on about reincarnation, NDE (near death experiences), past life regression, and the afterlife. I find all three topics fascinating, so I thought I'd do a simple post on reincarnation.

There have been countless case studies on this subject. Dr. Stevenson was one of the world's top experts on reincarnation. During his forty year investigation on the subject, he studied close to 2500 children who reported past life memories. 1200 of those cases, Dr. Stevenson was able to validate the child's past life memories. The children would describe a previous life, giving names and location of family members that proved to be accurate. They also knew family secrets from their prior family.

Arnall Bloxham--a Welsh hypnotherapist--hypnotized hundreds of people and recorded descriptions of previous lives from his patients. He's an expert in past life regression and can take a person back to the moment of her birth and
beyond it. His clients would tell him baffling details of their past lives dating back hundreds of years. He recorded over 400 sessions and researched numerous cases which proved to be factual.

I've read books on past life regression, and there were numerous cases similar to the one I read about a gal who was afraid of water, only to discover in a past life she died drowning. It makes me wonder if some of our fears stem from a previous incarnation.

What do you think?

Have you ever been to a place or seen a picture that tugged at your heart and seemed hauntingly familiar?

I have.

Have you ever met someone you felt totally comfortable with and couldn't deny the connection you also felt with that person?

I have.

I don't know for sure if reincarnation is true, but part of me thinks it is and that it's our decision to come back or not.

Do you believe in reincarnation?





Monday, August 11, 2014

Book Feature: Repeating History A Time in Yellowstone Novel by M.M. Justus

If you like time travel and history, check out Repeating History. It sounds really good!

Blurb: 

What if people and places are connected in ways we’re not aware of?
Could those connections change the future? Could time be a Möbius strip, never ending, always circling back?  What if someone, in exactly the right –
or wrong – place at exactly the right – or wrong – time, could be transported into a past that wasn’t at all  what he expected, only to have to create his own future?  And how would that affect the people around him, and those people he loves in both times?

In 1959, 20-year-old college dropout Chuck McManis is strolling the geyser boardwalks in Yellowstone National Park when an earthquake plunges him more than eighty years back in time, into the middle of an Indian war. And into his own past – to become the great-grandfather he’d idolized since he was a boy.

The problem was, nobody’d ever told him every single story about his hero
was a lie. That he’d need instructions for sheer survival. Or lessons in
escaping from Indians. He does know he can’t abandon Eliza Byrne, the woman who teaches him both. By the time they struggle back to civilization, 1870s style, Chuck has discovered courage and competence he never knew he
possessed. Then comes the risk, and the opportunity, to fulfill the legacy
he’d left for himself the last time around, and he must face decisions he
never wanted to make, that could cause him to lose not only his own life and
that of the woman he loves, but to destroy his own future before it ever had
a chance to be.

Author Bio:

M.M. Justus's first visit to Yellowstone National Park was at age four,
where it snowed on her on the Fourth of July. She spent most of her
childhood summers in the back seat of a car, traveling with her parents to
almost every national park west of the Mississippi and a great many places
in between.

She has a bachelor’s degree in British and American literature and history,
a master’s degree in library science, and a certificate in museum studies.
In her non-writing life she is an independent museum curator and exhibit
designer.  She lives on the rainy side of the Cascade mountains within easy
reach of her other favorite national park, Mt. Rainier.

Here are the buy links for Repeating History:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Book Feature! Aine: An Undead Girl Part 1 by Mark Mackey



Check this book out. It looks really good. I also love the cover.




Blurb:

Despite knowing full well of the existence of vampyres in 1727 London, Aine Gallagher never realized these monstrous creatures would change her life forever.

In saving her younger sister Felece from the powerful fangs of one such vampyre, Aine is forced to exist as one such creatures.


Now Aine’s one and only mission is to exact revenge on the vampyre who caused her so much pain, misery and self-hatred. 


Author Bio:

Mark Mackey, living in Chicago, started writing when he submitted a simple poem to a contest which was later published in an anthology. In addition he has won two screenplay awards, one for the short screenplay Horror in the Woods, and one for the feature Length screenplay A Tale of Two Girls, both in the book Four Screenplays volume I. Also he has written several books, in the process of being edited, one including Genesis: The Elizabeth Chronicles now published by Pure Ice Publishing, and a short sequel, about to be published by them. This as well as having short stories published in several different charity anthologies with more in 2014 and hopefully beyond.

Where to purchase Aine:

Amazon: 

http://www.amazon.com/Aine-Undead-Girl-Novel-Part-ebook/dp/B00M3L501I/

B&N (Nook Book):

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/aine-mark-mackey/1119993474?ean=2940149829958

B&N (Paperback)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/aine-mark-mackey/1120015971?ean=9781500622466