Mental health and Foggy Days & My first book is published and available on Amazon!

This Is Life

My son is in the hospital for depression. It’s been hard but his father drove me to see him on Saturday and Sunday. His 72 hour hold is over and he will be discharged on Wednesday.  It was one of the most hardest things I have ever done. To bring my son to crisis where he was taken back behind many locked doors by these very big men. Then they moved him by ambulance, totally strapped down from neck to feet more than an hour away.

Other than missing his handheld gaming system, food at home, and some other regular day comforts, he is doing quite well. I just pray that this is helping him as his life is just beginning and I need him to thrive while he survives.

On another note, our neighbors had a party last night and they turned their sound system all the way up. God says to forgive your neighbors but I found it hard because I already had a migraine and they do not care what time it is or how loud they are or to be courteous to thy neighbors. I called the police the last time they did this and they threw eggs on our cars. But on that occurrence their sound system was maxed out and on both times, the chairs we sat in vibrated from their pounding, swearing music.

My mom’s multiple sclerosis has not improved rather it is weakening her further. She couldn’t get pills down her throat without gagging so she’s wearing a cervical collar and it helps like magic! I am a caregiver to both my mom and grandma who;s leg was amputated in April of this year. I am a mom of two boys I love dearly and guardian of four cats that do not always get along and I am constantly cleaning up their messes as one overeats and up it comes while another overeats and makes a mess in both ways which can get pretty stinky, poor maine coon kitty. So furry. While our cat that overeats got bitten by another one of its siblings, I took him to the vet a week ago and he’s 21 pounds. He is doing much better now.

My happiest note is that I took my book I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org and I ordered the proof paperback and published it on Amazon!  I want it available as free so I’m going to have to figure it out as it would not let me do that. The lowest I could go was $0.99 and I am all about free books!

I will gladly send a copy to anyone who would be willing to write a review for me. This book was written in thirty days and edited in fifteen days by myself. It is just the beginning as I have one more complete novel that is my jewel that I am editing right now.

We have super foggy nights and mornings and I hope  that people drive safely! It didn’t rain but the cars drive by making that swooshing sound from the wet pavement.

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I am going to give a paperback copy away in goodreads once I finish the proof.

Ethical Author, free ebooks from Amazon and no turkey

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Through a blog I follow, I found out about being an ‘ethical author’. While I have always had strong beliefs in life, this organization came up with a perfect code of conduct.

Now, with NaNoWriMo.org finishing up, I am busy editing each chapter of my books, “Love Awakens” that I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org’s writing challenge. I am using grammerly and editing this book chapter by chapter. With my role as a caregiver of my mom and grandma and being a mom to two boys and four cats, life can get a bit tangled for me. Writing helps me remain sane, or as sane as I will ever be!

My mom who has multiple sclerosis is getting her motorized wheelchair tomorrow which is a boon! She can barely hold her head up now even though we are doing her shots, it is frustrating to see her so frail! Then my grandma is still going to her physical therapy appointments like today’s, where she walks with her prosthetic leg. 80+ years and having had her left leg amputated above the knee only seven months ago, she is amazing. This holiday season will be blessed as she is no longer in clutches of the horrible pain she suffered for too long. She is a very strong woman, all of us are! Since I am now the chef and my carpal tunnel keeps me from being able to do many things, we won’t be having a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I think we’ll go with a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, black olives and gravy for those who want it. I am not a gravy person. I hate peas and carrots too. Thank goodness I can hide the peas and not serve them this year!

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Happy Monday!

My IndieGoGo Campaign for Imminent Danger is now LIVE!

I’m always trying to help an author out!

Michelle Proulx - Author

After two years of struggling with iUniverse, I have broken away and will be re-publishing my YA sci-fi novel, Imminent Danger And How to Fly Straight into It, with a shiny new cover. As if that’s not exciting enough, I’m also running an IndieGoGo campaign! It will be running from today until December 9th (i.e., 30 days), and if all goes well I’ll be able to start shipping some of the perks out in time for Christmas.

The purpose of the campaign is threefold:

  1. To raise funds to pay back the costs of the cover design.
  2. To increase awareness and visibility of my book. (It’s hard to buy a book if you don’t know it exists!)
  3. To provide awesome Imminent Danger themed swag for all you wonderful people.

The perks you can buy include, but are not limited to:

  • A copy of the eBook
  • A signed copy of the…

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Books free at the time of this post! Free books from Amazon, 2 need help with a review!

I enjoy posting free ebooks. There are thousands out there under almost every subject and this is just a tiny sample. Okay back to NaNoWriMo and my two books I’m dragging my feet through the editing process!

Help An Author With A Review! First 2 books have no reviews.

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Testing The Limits (The Limitless Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

By Harper Cole Book #2 in a series

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A Scent of Magic [Kindle Edition]

By Jill Jones

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Traitorous Heart 1-3 (Traitorous Heart Series) [Kindle Edition]

By Breena Wilde

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Spell of Summoning (Dark Caster Series, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

By Anna Abner

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Fatal Seduction 1 [Kindle Edition]

By Liv Bennett

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Blood Lust (The Preternaturals Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

By Zoe Winters (This is an anthology of: Kept, Claimed, and Mated)

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Noble Ark (Mankind’s Redemption Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

By Colette Black , Evan Braun , Suzanne Helmigh

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Greenshift (From the World of Ambasadora Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

By Heidi Ruby Miller , Dana Marton , Bradley Sharp

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Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

By Vanessa Wester , Susan Buchanan

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Skye Callahan’s Blog Book Tour for ‘Beyond The Divide’ Character Interview

Please go to https://nightshadelane.com/blog-news/skye-callahans-beyond-the-divide-book-blog-tour/

It is awesome!

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Question One: Do you believe that there is more paranormal activity in a heavily populated city or in a less populated area such as a farm?

Kaylyn Anderson: “I think the only thing that really varies is the type of entities, since different entities are drawn to certain kinds of energy–people, geologic formations, nature, certain objects, etc. We’re surrounded by more than we know, and probably lucky not to see most of it. Most are perfectly harmless, pretty much minding their own business as they exist around us.”

Question Two: If you could design a clothing item or accessory that fit your personality, what would it be?

Kaylyn Anderson: “Something leather–a spiffy jacket probably. It’d be fitted but slightly rugged, with some silver embellishments. I love the smell and feel of leather, plus it’s great for warmth, and rugged for protection. It’d be something that’d last for years.”

Question Three: What is the number one tool of a paranormal ‘bounty hunter’ investigator like yourself and would Cole think the same tool was her number one too?

Kaylyn Anderson: “Common sense and intuition. If you don’t know when to push and when to run, no tool will ever help you.”

Question Four: When you decided to take on a new paranormal case, was there any part of you that was fiercely against the idea?

Kaylyn Anderson: “I was apprehensive, but not against the idea. This is normal life for me, so getting back to investigating was exciting. It was difficult though since, as I mentioned, intuition is an important aspect of the investigation, and I wasn’t sure I should trust my intuition after everything that happened with the entity in the Teague Hotel, it was difficult to trust myself again.”

Question Five: Is your ’68 Chevelle, still your most prized possession?

Kaylyn Anderson: “Oh, yes, she’s my baby. A fine little work of art and I’m proud of all the time I’ve put into her.”

Question Six: Do you feel more paranormal activity occurs at night rather than during the day?

Kaylyn Anderson: ” Is 3 AM a popular time for such activity?”

Question Seven: How do you handle relationships? Jump right in or take it slow?

Kaylyn Anderson: “I don’t usually take too much time to think about relationships. I’m impulsive–it’s quite a problem. But the more time I think about it, the more I get emotionally involved, and the more I have to open up. When you hunt ghosts for a living, that can be tricky.”

Question Eight: When you and your sister Cole were kids, did you go on ‘pretend’ bounty hunter investigations?

Kaylyn Anderson: “Oh, all the time. We always wanted to be bounty hunters like Bobby Sixkiller and his sister on Renegade. We were obsessed with that show as kids, and used to pretend that our bikes were motorcycles and we drove around town rounding up all the baddies.”

Question Nine: What comes first, physical or mental safety during an active case?

Kaylyn Anderson: “The importance of neither can be underestimated, but physical safety is most guarded against since it can be the most immediate. There won’t be much chance of fixing anything if you get yourself killed. Considering the results of our last case, I’m not sure any of us were cautious enough.”

Question Ten: What two characteristics must a man have to fit in your life?

Kaylyn Anderson: “If I ever figure that out, I’ll let you know. Given my history, I guess they would have to be flighty jerks, but I’m making some changes and taking some man-free time. I hope. “

Beyond the Divide by Skye Callahan is the second book in the Fractured Legacy Series

“Despite unanswered questions about the nameless entity that tried to steal her life, Kaylyn returns to the only kind of normal life she knows and takes on a new paranormal case.

After investing everything they have in a farm, an unsuspecting family discovers that their problems run much deeper than the poor upkeep of the house and land. Can Kaylyn and the other investigators uncover what’s behind the growing malicious activity? And how will they all deal with new warnings from beyond the divide?”

Skye Callahan

I was born and raised in rural Ohio and will always be a country girl at heart with a love for reading and writing. I’ve spent my life chained to the imaginary worlds of the characters who live in my head, and thanks to the encouragement of teachers, friends, and family, I started writing their stories down. I In college, I separated from fiction and earned a M.A. in Public History, but in 2011, I decided that I had spent far too long away from the world of fiction. Many of my early stories were paranormal, and although the paranormal will always have a special room in my imagination, my interest in BDSM and dark romance has recently led me to expand my focus. When I’m not spending time with the voices in my head, I work for a non-profit consulting center, offer my technical services to other writers and small businesses, and enjoy life with my husband and our two ferrets.

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My self made cover for NaNoWriMo.org Matched and Mated book paranormal romance

Come join me at NaNoWriMo.org and win two free printed copies of your book from createspace!

Here is my self made cover using  lunapic.com, clipart from lunapic.com (the moon x2 and the black gate x2) and graphics using cooltext.com.

My book for NaNoWriMo.org is a paranormal fantasy romance for teens.

Every three years Vrozia requests a sacrifice from Earth. This year it is sixteen year old Cilla. Vrozia sends out ten of their ‘requests’ to different worlds. This year there are ten princes looking for their mates. When those females are taken from their worlds by Ostramethusias, Vrozian’s only Other left, collects them and brings them to the Royal Family Castle.

Here they will participate in ‘activities’ such as hunting and dancing for the game that will match them to their future mates.

One, small human female changes Vrozia as she turns their ‘game’ upside down, and becomes the mate of Ostramethusias instead. Now the Royal Family is no longer at the top of the food chain. And the Outerborders (shapeshifters), Middleborders (Animal Blood Farm Workers), and the Innerborders (artisans) fully support Ostramethusias for he has unbound magic and creates their nourishment needed to survive from a mix of human blood, animal blood from the farms and special herbs.

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