Finding an Editor is like finding a Dentist!

Finding an Editor for my self-published book plus several titles I am working on, is like finding a dentist. Both have one thing in common: I cannot afford either of them!

So my first book sits on several sites like Amazon, iBooks, and about 4 more sites, with no reviews. It has two reviews from Smashwords and I am so grateful! I listened to what they said and changed the book and cover.

I’m disabled on disability with two teenage boys who eat all the time, bills are a joke and I help my mom take care of my grandma/her mom, and I help my mom when her MS is bad. I have an eye disorder too so SEEING mistakes in my books is harder.

I could never afford an Editor because my goal is to keep my work at FREE pricing. Can’t do that on Amazon but through Draft2Digital I can get it on Barnes and Noble, iBooks and more priced at FREE!

This title has been out since December of last year, I did a giveaway on goodreads for ten books and it is free on Smashwords too but before that I had it on Amazon through their 3 month program where I could offer it for free lending. So I know someone must have read it! Two are confirmed.

As I work on finishing a new title, the weight of my world coupled with my seemingly lack of talent haunts my mind. Stop smoking, take care of my depression, anxiety, ADD, and Myasthenia Gravis and everything else under this roof (autistic son, one who has no “I’m full” trigger) and know my work is out in this world not shining like a jewel because I have been the only proofreader but maybe it’s just a piece of fool’s gold. I told myself I was publishing my books for myself, self satisfaction not for money or fame or even one review. It was important to me to get my first book published quickly because I needed my grandma to see it. She can pass away at any moment right now.

I have American Indian blood of the Chickasaw tribe in Oklahoma. If I lived there instead of California, I could get free dental work, health care and a house. A house in the middle of scorpions, ticks and tarantulas along with tornados. I’ll stick with earthquakes here in California. Besides the one and only time I went to Oklahoma was to see my birth father, where the indian blood came from, and my half brother tried to shoot me for fun, because he was bored! Nope. Not going back.

There is a TV show in the USA right now called Smile. It showcases people who get free dental work. Circumstances in their lives that has led to their rotting teeth is extraordinary but i can relate. I was born early and was too premature. I can’t afford a dentist to fix my teeth so I just have one here and there pull the tooth out. It sets me back financially of course but that’s all I can do. I don’t smile because of my teeth or missing teeth. I’ll never date. Shoot, I’m making myself depressed.

Life is a gift, and we can view it in a positive light or a negative cloud.  Pushing through all the muck around me, I’m grasping at the light, holding on to it with all my strength and promising myself that no matter what, I’ll never let go.

Day 2 of quitting smoking! And Myasthenia Gravis!

I had lost total control over my hands and fingers. Couldn’t hold a fork. I couldn’t walk very far without stumbling forward as if I was drunk but not.  My right eye was malfunctioning called ptosis where I could not control opening and closing my eye especially in the sun. Couldn’t brush my teeth or hair, or take care of my grandma and mom and my two boys as I have been doing. I couldn’t turn the keys to turn the car on, I couldn’t swallow food well or chew it, my kids said I always looked mad but I wasn’t feeling that way it was my facial muscles going nuts. The scariest part, other than useless hands and fingers was the scary breathing problem. My throat would close up and I could barely get air. It happened during extreme physical movement and terribly high anxiety times.

All of a sudden the caregiver needed her own caregiver!

Felt drained, similar to low iron feeling but deeper. Went to neurologist and got a blood test done, came back positive for Myasthenia Gravis. They prescribed me Mestinon (generic, under $2 for a month’s supply), 1/2 a tab (30 mg) every six hours.

AMAZING!
With the help of this tiny chalky pill, I’m nearly normal looking now. I no longer wear my wrist braces, I can walk without feeling exhausted after ten steps, I can do everything now, my eye works normal, I just get tired and sometimes, overheated. At those times, I lay down in bed with my fan and freeze myself, sleep a bit and get up after an hour or so feeling nearly normal again. Thank goodness this medication does not interfere with my depression, anxiety and ADD meds.

But I found that if I smoked a cigarette (Marlboro Special Blend), it made me dizzy and sick. I was smoking up to 6 cigarettes a day. I quit cold turkey yesterday and found I only missed the actions of going outside and looking at the roses, listening to the birds, feeling the sun or wind, etc. I did not miss the taste of the cigarettes. I did not miss inhaling the smoke that would make my eyes water.

So Day 2 is here and I have no interest in going outside and having a cigarette, there is a slight pull to follow my old routine of smoking but I stomp on it.. No one is telling me I have to stop smoking but myself. I do not want to feel sick AND it is a good example for my two boys.

Am I eating more? Not really. I can type again now and I have had troubles with my cell phone carrier so they turned my service off so now my phone is a glorified ipod. I play spider solitaire, read via kindle app and other games that grab my attention. I’m not biting my nails and I can’t crunch on ice as it breaks my already fragile teeth. But I’m surviving.

Having my hands back, my eye back in my control, my body back in my control is amazing! I am waiting for a scheduled MRI of my brain and a CAT scan with and without contrast for my chest. It seems we have this thing inside of us located at the top of our lungs, connected between them and we use it during childhood and by puberty, it begins to atrophy. But it plays an important role in Myasthenia Gravis. Sometimes there is a tumor on the thymus gland and much like Alien(s)chestbuster, they cut ya open and remove the thing.

How do we go through our lives, I am 41, and never know about this thing inside? I can’t call it an organ. It’s so weird.

So yay for a diagnosis, yay for a medication that is affordable and WORKS! and yay for day 2 of no more smoking! Sometimes there are days where I am very tired, and it is a disease that cannot be seen. Like MS too. People don’t understand that I had to use the handicap parking (only when there were more than 15 spots like at Target) when I couldn’t walk anymore.

So even if you can’t see something, it surely doesn’t mean that something is not there! Pay attention to your body, research using the internet (but don’t go all hypochondriac!) before seeing a doctor. I told my neurologist what I thought I had and he told me I was absolutely right! How many times do you hear a doctor say that?

Be safe!

Colleen

Me but now without the braces!
Me but now without the braces!

No more!

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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http://www.amazon.com/Love-Awakens-Colleen-Johnson-ebook/dp/B00QPRMJ60

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!

Here are some free Amazon Kindle books for you to enjoy. Remember that there are thousands of books available to you for free every day in almost every category of reading you are looking for. Same goes with Barnes and Nobles and the Nook.

Look at the top 100 free Kindle books here: (make sure to click on Free!)

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store/zgbs/digital-text/

From there, you can branch off to different categories from the menu on your left.

Happy Monday!

Life from December 2013 to now May 2014

I don’t know about you, but my life unraveled right at Christmas in 2013 and hasn’t settled yet and here it is May 2014. I miss being on my computer, posting reviews on great books, posting free books and reading about what everyone else is up to.  I haven’t touched my own draft of my first book. Nothing is the same nor will it ever be.

So let me give a bit of an update. I live with my mother who has multiple sclerosis, my grandmother, my two boys and our combined four cats.  But something went very wrong with my mother and grandmother.  My  mother’s MS overtook her and she lost the ability to walk. After bizillions of dollars later in MRIs, we can see lesions on her brain and spine. MS damage cannot be reversed.  My grandmother, after 2 angiograms later, lost her leg to an above knee amputation from PAD, puliminary aterial disease.  She is currently awaiting the removal of her staples two weeks from now.

My 15 year old son turns 16 this month but he’s not your average boy who wants a phone or car.  He is emotionally delayed.  My 10 year old wants to graduate school right this moment, get a great job and drive a car.

My hands no longer work as much as they did and I have no control over my fingers. Typing is excruciatingly painful and slow since not all my fingers move. Carpal tunnel nerve damage.  I’ve lost vision in my right eye and my eyes want to cross as well as my neck, when I turn to face a bit to my right, begins to shake hard all on its own.

My kids father has had to sell his house and is looking for work. Life is so very different.

I’ve pushed depression out of my mind because it’s not an option for me. I have too many responsibilities right now, people depending on me. No more gardening though.  Leave the depression behind and embrace each day as if it is brand new with infinite possibilities. Take the time to look at the sky, smell those flowers even with allergies!

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Life can be so demanding and hard sometimes but never ever give up!

After November I was going to concentrate on editing my first book to get it printed via createspace. But my grandmother, as of Sunday, has been in such severe pain from her foot where the veins are not delivering the right amount of blood, that the pain medication given to her has made her not herself. She hallucinates in every single way, or we find she’s walked to the front door or laundry room and things people are coming after her, or are here already to kill us all.  Monday morning right before I was going to leave to take my younger son to school I peaked in on her and found her bed empty which scared me to death. She cannot walk, Her wheelchair was there, but no grandma, Iooked in her bathroom and closet both were empty.  Then I saw that the small laundry room that holds one washer and one dryer and one cat litter box well the door was closed.  My older son had left for school on the bus and my mom who has MS, was in bed.  I went to the door and sure enough my grandmother was in there but she refused to come out.  I got my mom up and then took my son to school. I cried all the way there and all the way back.  All we do is help her in every single way but the medicine changes her mental state and emotionally it is draining because there are things she says to us that hurt badly. I swear we are doing the best we can but my mom’s multiple sclerosis is bad and though it has been only since Sunday that everything we know has been turned upside down, I feel drained. I yelled at God on Monday and prayed and prayed since then.  Grandma loves her horror movies but hasn’t watched tv since Saturday.  Early this morning there were ‘things’ in the walls and they were telling her not to tell us that they were after us. Take this moment and tweak it and you get another hour of oddness.  And then you get 24 hours of it, then 48, then 72 etc.  I am reading when I catch the time and will be positing reviews as soon as I can. And more free books from Amazon of course. But right now, I can barely function and I have a fifteen yr old son and a ten yr old one.  With four cats, it can get bonkers here but now, it’s just plain crappy.  But I won’t let my depression become stronger than me and defeat me. My grandmother has always been a super strong and stubborn woman. I’m stubborn too.  I push the depression back and look for little things like the wet grass after it rained or listening to music on the way home from dropping my son off at school to keep me going. Nothing is impossible. Believe it, live it.

A Tuesday with free books and a note about mental illness

9/24/13

When it comes to money, it can bring my depression to front and center of my being.  I have to push it away, get a hug from each of my sons, hug one of our four cats (only 2 are huggable).  Get some fresh air by going outside and watching the hummingbirds, listen to the building going on around us, which is a proof of life thing.  I wish my children could understand that I can’t buy the world for them, build a fortress for everyone, make money appear out of nowhere for every toy they want ‘RIGHT NOW’.  I can’t drive to Toys R Us, I don’t have the gas to go that far and still make my daily 2 trips to another city to drop off and pick up my younger son.

I am not one to follow trends. But greek yogurt is actually really good.  I so dislike being trendy. Oh look I changed the subject, see my ADD at work.

 

So here are some books that were free at the time of this post.

REMEMBER NOT TO CLICK ON THE PICTURE but the link below it!!!!

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http://www.amazon.com/Terran-Realm-Vol-1-6-ebook/dp/B00B066MOQ
Terran Realm Vol 1-6 [Kindle Edition]
Bonnie Dee (Author), Jeanne Barrack (Author), Rae Morgan (Author), Keira Ramsay (Author)
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Six full-length novels plunge you into the romance and adventures of the lusty, the willful, and the destructive! Passions explode and desires burn hot as the worlds of Terran and human collide in a battle that could destroy them all. Volume 1 takes you to a world about to be torn apart by an ages-old battle between the forces of good and evil. Discover love, seduction, and superhuman abilities that will steal your heart and sear your very soul!

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http://www.amazon.com/American-Blood-Vampires-Story-ebook/dp/B002KMJSJK
American Blood: A Vampire’s Story [Kindle Edition]
Gregory Holden (Author)
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She was born human, became a leper, and while a mining slave of the Roman Empire she touched a strange stone that transformed her into the world’s first vampire.

Here is the story of an administration during its eighth and final year in office looking for a way to salvage its legacy by finding and killing the world’s most wanted terrorist. For seven years America has failed to accomplish this mission and now, desperate and beset by scandal, the government hatches a covert plan to capture, and then coerce, the world’s first vampire into locating and killing the Sheikh.

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http://www.amazon.com/Myriad-Prentor-Book-1-ebook/dp/B008W8P1EW
Myriad (Prentor Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Mona Hanna (Author)
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Publication Date: August 10, 2012
After the tragic loss of his wife and child, Myriad Markwin began tormenting the Royal family of Prentor. For eighteen years, he’d mercilessly killed people in the castle on the Princess’ birthday. But this year, he wasn’t settling for servants or guards. He was going to kill the Royal family themselves. A group of warlocks and witches was out to stop him, but a young newcomer to them, Kalin, was proving the most trouble…

Kalin has denied his magic for years, but suddenly finds himself in a battle with one of the most powerful warlocks that has ever lived. He has to face up to things about himself he never knew, to try and save the Royal family from murder. With his new friends helping him, and a new love enchanting him, can he stop the coming bloodshed? Will he survive the fight of his life?

This is a NOVELLA of approximately 26,000 words.

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http://www.amazon.com/Into-Fire-Prince-Zammar-ebook/dp/B00DTIVTO6/
Into the Fire (The Prince of Zammar; 1) [Kindle Edition]
Samantha Nolan (Author)
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Publication Date: July 6, 2013
Under Zammar’s sun, passion and secrets run deep.

Prince Jalen ‘Anaq Al-Jameyri, oldest son and heir to the kingdom of Zammar, is an acclaimed general, a war hero, and also a man who hides dark secrets behind a mask.

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http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Element-Preservers-1-ebook/dp/B006JMNQDG
Dangerous (Element Preservers, #1) [Kindle Edition]
Alycia Linwood (Author)
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Publication Date: December 7, 2011
In the world of elemental magic, losing your heart to the wrong person might be more dangerous than having magic disease…

Ria is an 18-year-old girl who has just started going to the University of Magic, a special university for those who have one of the four elements: fire, water, air and earth. There she meets Michael, a boy whose element is different from hers, which makes their romantic involvement seem impossible because mixing of elements can have horrible consequences. She also feels threatened by Adrian, a very dangerous magic disease carrier. Ria’s best friend, Paula, is fascinated by Adrian like most of the girls at the University and wants him to help her with her research about the disease. All Ria’s beliefs are put to test when she starts having the symptoms of the disease and the only person she can turn to is Adrian.

Young Adult/New Adult Fantasy/Romance for mature teens.

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http://www.amazon.com/Hotter-On-The-Edge-ebook/dp/B00757WOT6
Hotter On The Edge [Kindle Edition]
Erin Kellison (Author), KC Klein (Author), Jessa Slade (Author)
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Winner of the 2012 RONE Award for Short Story/Novella

New cover! And excerpts for HOTTER ON THE EDGE 2!

Praise for the science fiction romance anthology, HOTTER ON THE EDGE!

“HOTTER ON THE EDGE is an exceptional trio of Sci-fi romance novellas… Creativity, strong characters and interesting plots make this one a winner.” 4 1/2 stars–Top Pick from Night Owl Reviews

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http://www.amazon.com/Erotic-Diaries-Of-Warlock-ebook/dp/B00C4HNKYA
Erotic Diaries Of A Warlock: Book 1 of 3 (I, Justin) [Kindle Edition]
Justin Kairo (Author)
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Publication Date: March 30, 2013
Book 1. Justin Kairo, a young man coming of age, is searching for his own identity. He cannot find his place in the world until he accepts his own magical powers and embraces his destiny as a warlock.

Juliet Paisley, his soul mate and most intimate partner, helps him discover his mission in life. Their deep love for each other leads them to perfect fulfillment.
But will unforeseen obstacles threaten their paradise?
(Books 2 & 3 available separately.)

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http://www.amazon.com/Knifes-Historical-Fantasy-Romance-Short-ebook/dp/B002NU5JRY
The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story) [Kindle Edition]
Stephanie Draven (Author)
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A SHORT STORY by the author of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Nominee for Best First Series…

She’s a queen with deadly enemies and dark sexual longings. She yearns to give herself over to the hands of another, even at the point of a blade. But can she trust her sacred medallion to protect her from the royal assasin who wants to seize her throne, her body, and her heart?

A yearning for submission.
A dark need for control.
A passion that consumes two lovers.

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http://www.amazon.com/Golden-Blood-Spirit-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B0063N0XIM
Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]
Melissa Pearl (Author)
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Publication Date: November 4, 2011
Gemma Hart never knows when her father is going to whisk her back in time. Her toes start tingling and she has a few minutes to find a secret haven where she can disintegrate and appear in another time and place. While “across the line,” her training and skills are put to the test as she completes a mission that will change history for the lucky few her father has selected.

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http://www.amazon.com/Never-Fall-Prophecy-Tyalbrook-ebook/dp/B00CLKOW0Q
Never Let You Fall (The Prophecy of Tyalbrook, Book One) [Kindle Edition]
Michele G Miller (Author)
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Never Let You Fall – An Amazon Bestselling Novel

Orphaned at 7, with no memory of her past or the family she lost, 17 year old Skye Martin is tired of being alone and afraid. After a hard night of partying, Skye wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel. All she can remember is the deep voice of her rescuer and his promise: “I am safe.”

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http://www.amazon.com/Bewitching-Embrace-1-ebook/dp/B00ERVXZHI
Bewitching Embrace 1 [Kindle Edition]
Sandra Ross (Author)
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From the Publisher that brought you popular short story series Witching Call, Hostile Hearts, Earthbound Angels, The January Morrison Files Psychic Series, Ralph’s Gift, Children of Time, Chains of Darkness, Song of Teeth, Tropical Storms and Friend Zone…

She thought he’s betrayed her, only to discover the magic of his love never wanes.

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http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Possession-ebook/dp/B00C6QUK3S
Savage Possession [Kindle Edition]
Moira Rogers (Author)
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Avani is training to become a revered priestess of the Temple of Luna, with the skills and magic needed to soothe the feral warriors fighting a brutal war against human persecution. Though forbidden contact with the warriors who have come to the temple for relief, the novice can’t keep her distance from Rais, her uncle’s protégé–and one of the most dangerous fighters the wolves have ever known.

Battling my depression today so here are a few links to some free books, get them while you can!

My older son was having trouble at his special school since last Thursday and each day the weight on my shoulders began to get heavier and heavier until today, when things peaked and I thought I could carry no more. I did not run to escape to the comfort of my bed and avoid reality. I did not need to take an anti anxiety medication nor did I use anything like alcohol but instead, I started reading and lost myself in a whole different world but I was very careful to tether myself to reality.

Inner Moonlight [Kindle Edition]

Carrigan Fox (Author)
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Publication Date: April 27, 2013
If she can stop blaming herself for her husband’s death, she might just fall in love with the man she’s always wanted…

http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Know-Suspense-Humor-ebook/dp/B004TMPMJE
The Enemy We Know (Suspense with a Dash of Humor) [Kindle Edition]

Donna White Glaser (Author)
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Length: 322 pages (Contains Real Page Numbers)
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Publication Date: March 23, 2011
Book One in the Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mystery series – a mix of suspense and humor with deadly consequences.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Superuser-Suspense-Thriller-ebook/dp/B005K7HKII
The Superuser: A Grisham Stark Murder Mystery Novel (Action Suspense Thriller) [Kindle Edition]

Collin Moshman (Author), Katie Dozier (Author)
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Out of the Dark [Kindle Edition]

Geri Foster (Author)
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After a Russian mission goes south, Falcon Securities agent John ‘Mac’ McKinsey is stranded with assassins on his trail. His boss arranges for him to hitch a ride with the corporate attorney Emily Richards, who is in Russia as a mediator.

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The Devil You Know (The Devil DeVere) [Kindle Edition]

Victoria Vane (Author), Tara Chevrestt (Editor)
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Publication Date: September 1, 2013
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**This story is Part I of Diana and DeVere’s story. It is third in the series but can be read first **

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Mestaclocan [Kindle Edition]

R Lawson Gamble (Author)
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Do other creatures exist on earth beyond the veil of human awareness? Do they even now walk among us? Do…some even prey upon us?

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THE ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST [Kindle Edition]

Joshua Graham (Author)
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Publication Date: September 13, 2013
THE ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST
(A short novella)

When forensic psychiatrist Abigail Lee meets a baby-killing mother who has been declared criminally insane and acquitted, she discovers something lurking beneath the surface. Something far deeper and more insidious than mere psychopathy. But can she come to terms with her own struggle with science and faith in time to confront it?

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Descendant: The Protector (The Descendant Series) [Kindle Edition]

Daniel W. Koch (Author)
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Publication Date: June 29, 2010
Jason Hook has spent eighteen years of his life growing up in a world plagued by monsters. The extinction of the human race seems inevitable. When Jason and his family are forced to move from their home in California to a small town in New York, he finds that some of the creatures are actually trying to save his life. For reasons he is only just beginning to discover, there is something about him that the creatures find very interesting. Jason is at the apex of a world at war where he must choose between life, death, and the possibility of becoming one of the creatures he has sworn to hate. But in becoming a creature, Jason might just have a chance to save humanity.

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The dark side of the world [Kindle Edition]

Michael T Brooker (Author)
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Publication Date: June 21, 2013
When the car crash happened, Malone knew he was going to die, but living hadn’t been easy these last few years and he was tired of living. Since the death of his family he found it hard to look at himself in the mirror and was ready to let it all go, but life wasn’t finished with him yet, and nor was the stranger who saved him from the burning wreck of his vehicle and chose him as the man who would help to save the world from being plunged into a new age of darkness through the machinations of low men in high places.

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Fosgate’s Game – A Supernatural Novella [Kindle Edition]

David C. Cassidy (Author, Illustrator)
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Publication Date: April 6, 2013
KINGS OF INDUSTRY. PAWNS OF FATE. LET THE GAME BEGIN.

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Rest For The Wicked – The Claire Wiche Chronicles Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

Cate Dean (Author)
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Publication Date: April 16, 2012

Book 1 of an action packed new paranormal series.

She’s running from her past. And running out of time.

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Birthright (The Evolution Chronicles Book) [Kindle Edition]

RJ Palmer (Author)
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What if the next stage of evolution was caused by the oversight of man and what if that oversight was a simple medical mistake?

Raine Donnelly is born three months premature by emergency surgery after his critically injured mother is admitted to the hospital, having been the victim of a drunk driver though her early expectant state is not discovered until after a series of x-rays are performed to assess the nature and extent of her injuries.

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Her Longest Night (Her Dawning Night) [Kindle Edition]

Erik J. Avalon (Author)
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They live among us. They don’t know anything’s different about themselves. They don’t have a clue why they’re being killed.

Marsha Bradley is drawn into the hunt by a Handsome Stranger, guided along in the wake of stone cold killers by a tech-savvy friend, and will leave everything she has known behind to continue the pursuit.

Follow Marsha into HER LONGEST NIGHT…

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The Devil’s Closet (A CeeCee Gallagher Thriller) [Kindle Edition]

Stacy Dittrich (Author)
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Publication Date: January 17, 2013
Detective CeeCee Gallagher is no stranger to high-pressure cases. But this one could easily cost her career…and her life. A macabre serial killer is on the loose, leaving the bodies of his young victims made up to resemble dolls. With only a Bible passage sent by the killer to guide her, CeeCee will have to sacrifice everything to find him and end his reign of terror before another child is murdered.

Saturday of Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thrillers etc. Free ebooks!

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Hope your Saturday is a wonderful one. My older son wanted to earn some money for a toy, so my mother told him if he washed her car, she’d give him ten dollars. Well, he was up with the sun this morning waiting to wash that car. I stayed in bed pretending to sleep because I didn’t want to start the chores of the day with him on my heels.  My younger son wanted to play on my computer so he ‘sang me to sleep’ which worked. LOL!  And with every good car wash, the weather has brought us rain! HA! That’s a kicker.  RE: Washing the car, This is my son who wants nothing more than to sit in his chair by his PC all day long forever, he’s 15. My youngest son and I are usually hot no matter what and now with the coolness of the rain, my grandma was mentioning turning the heater on! Oh no! I want to freeze so I can wrap myself in a blanket! The decadence of a blanket is wonderful on a rainy Saturday afternoon and I can snuggle with my kindle and read and read and read. Or play on the DS and work to help  my children’s games.  HA HA ! I Got all the fruits. That is very exciting. Animal Crossing New Leaf. Yes I like video games that enable me to play with my children. Usually Pokemon and Animal Crossing.  With my ADD, I watch tv, I’m on the PC, got my kindle and my game system the DSXL because I am nearing forty years old and can’t see! Which makes me laugh. I don’t smile much but when I do, I laugh too. Life can be so screwed up you want to escape but the secret is, it’s okay to take escapes now and then but don’t lose you.  A book, the garden, puzzles, video games, TV, entertainment, bopping a balloon around the room, all these things let you leave your regular life behind for just a bit, but you must believe, you are needed in this life. There are people out there in your life who need you even if you think you have no one, there’s a person somewhere who is comforted by seeing you in a daily routine of a trip to the store or a walk around the block.  People we may never know their names are a part of our lives so that we are never truly alone.  Every breath you take is precious so keep breathing, keep living, don’t stop being you, stay and live. Please 🙂  Personal Bubble spaces and hugs, Colleen

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The Watcher: A Jack the Ripper Mystery [Kindle Edition]
Sam Croft (Author)(2282 pages)
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Partial Quote book description: “In 1888, two brothers, Jack, a criminal recluse, and John, a society gentleman, live in opposite ends of Victorian London. When John falls in love, unspoken bonds are tested, unwittingly exposing secrets guarded since his childhood.”
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Steamed (A Maid in LA Mystery) [Kindle Edition]
Holly Jacobs (Author)(153 pages)
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Wilde Velvet [Kindle Edition]
Deila Longford (Author)(270 pages)
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Partial Quote book description:“One girl, one guy, eight dramatic weeks and two very different views on love,”
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The Secret Life of Molly Rosenblum [Kindle Edition]
Elliot Nash (Author)(244 pages)
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Partial Quote book description: “Molly Rosenblum, retired cartoonist (readers will lol at the 29 cartoons scattered throughout the book), is an expert at not getting over the loss of her husband, Seymour. But Molly’s funk is rudely interrupted when she finds herself suspected of committing murder in the handicapped dressing room at Marshalls.”
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Flesh Worn Stone [Kindle Edition]
John Burks (Author)(198 pages)
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Partial Quote book description:”Steven Alexander has what he considers the perfect life. With a good job, a loving wife, and happy and healthy sons, he has little to complain about. In a flash that life is ripped away and he is thrust into a world of violence and slavery beginning with a brutal home invasion. His sons are murdered in front of him and he and his wife Rebecca are then kidnapped, drugged, and taken to an uncharted tropical island where they awake on a pristine beach in the company of five strangers. The island is a playground of horror and the kidnapped are forced to participate in the Game, a modern-day rendition of the Coliseum of ancient Rome, where they must compete in acts of murder, rape, and self-mutilation for the amusement of an unseen wealthy elite. Contestants must survive the Game five times to earn their freedom from the island. Losers become the evening meal. “
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Sleeves [Kindle Edition]
Chanse Lowell (Author), K.I. Lynn (Editor), Shenani Whatagans (Editor)(271 pages)
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Full book description:”Kel isn’t at all the animal locked in a cage that he appears to be. Secrets keep him there, hidden from those who hunt him. But what does a man do when he needs physical contact to survive, but can’t stand the burning pain that comes with another’s touch? He’s found a way to get a small fraction of his needs met at the nightclub, Sleeves. What happens when he lets in an unknown woman with a healing hand? Casey can see past the vulgar mouth to the affection-starved man hiding inside. When she does, all hell breaks loose, and the past finds him. Will he be able to avoid the agency, or will they add Casey to their twisted experiments? She entered the cage with him, and now it seems there’s no way out. CONTENT WARNING — This story contains scenes of an explicit, erotic nature and is intended for adults, 18+. Story includes anal sex, rimming, dirty talk with crude language, mention of children being abused, BDSM themes, and graphic consensual sex. Characters portrayed in these sexually charged scenes are 18 or older.”
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he Hungering Saga Complete [Kindle Edition]
Heath Pfaff (Author), Justin Hernandez (Illustrator)(750 pages)
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Girl Fights Back (Go No Sen) (Emily Kane Adventures) [Kindle Edition]
Jacques Antoine (Author)237 pages)
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Book Descripton: “Emily Kane studies martial arts, but she never thought she’d have to use them… until her home is destroyed in a night time attack. When her family goes into hiding she stays behind, even if it means fighting off the black-ops team who attacked her home. She’s determined to finish high school, but also to find out what her family isn’t telling her about why dangerous people are hunting her.”
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The Bridge [Kindle Edition]
Kay Bratt (Author)(58 pages)
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Book Description: In present day China, an old woman’s house sits opposite an ancient bridge. Not just any bridge–but a special one because it has always been known as The Lucky Bridge. In olden days it was said that to walk over it during a marriage ceremony, or at the beginning of the New Year would bring the traveler good luck. Because of its reputation, over the years it has also become a popular place for young mothers to abandon their children. What to some may seem cruel is in reality their final gift to their offspring–one last chance to send them off to their new destinies with luck on their side. Jing, an old woman, is the unofficial and often reluctant guardian of the bridge. When no one else will, Jing steps in to prevent the children from frostbite, abuse and hunger, and then she delivers them safely to the orphanage. This has been her routine for many years, but what does Jing do when the latest child, a blind boy, burrows deep into her heart?”
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THE ATLANTIS CRYSTAL (Dr. Philadelphia Hafeldt) [Kindle Edition]
M.L. Rigdon (Author)(316 pages)
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Book Description: “Feisty librarian longs for the excitement of her youth, when she spent summers exploring the Amazon and Maya ruins with her controversial uncle. Hunky writer is looking for her missing uncle but is delighted to run into the niece instead. Putting on a macho guy act, he talks her into letting him tag along when the fascinating, kick-butt librarian sets off on a hilarious adventure to rediscover herself and rescue her beloved uncle.”
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The Chalice and the Blade (The Chalice Trilogy) [Kindle Edition]
Tara Janzen (Author)(514 pages)
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Book Description: “THE CHALICE TRILOGY
In a land of dark seas, pagan rituals, and the lost memories of a far distant past comes a story of epic fantasy and stunning sensuality. The time is the twelfth century of the Fifth Age of Men, the year 1198 A.D. The Seven Books of Lore have long been scattered to the far corners of the earth, awaiting the one who can bring them together to fight an ancient enemy from the Age of Darkness.”
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Brand of Annwn (Where The Age Bends) [Kindle Edition]
J.A. Biggs (Author)(207 pages)
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Book Description: “What would you be willing to do to save a world? Brand sees demons. They are a lot less rare than you might think too. In fact, they are everywhere if you know what you’re looking for. Unfortunately for Brand, that’s the least of his problems.”
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In Darkness We Must Abide (Death Comes Home, Episode 1) [Kindle Edition]
Rhiannon Frater (Author)(38 pages)
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Book Description: “In Darkness We Must Abide is the epic saga of one young woman caught in the dangerous world of the creatures of the night.”
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Audrey’s Guide to Witchcraft (Audrey’s Guides) [Kindle Edition]
Jody Gehrman (Author)(295 pages)
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Book Description: “From the award-winning author of Babe in Boyland comes a Young Adult paranormal romance about witchcraft, black magic, and the pleasures of paranormal chocolate…”
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High Witch (High Witch Book 1) [Kindle Edition]
Mona Hanna (Author)(96 pages)
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Book Description: “Brayden dreams for thirty nights, tortured by the vision of a beautiful woman. When Ariel Williams walks into his inn, he sees that she’s the one he’s been obsessed with in his night time journeys. But Ariel is fleeing an arranged marriage and keeps shyly to herself, until the worst happens and by mistake she casts a spell on a guest. Brayden works with Ariel to help her control her magic but discovers she’s a High Witch – one of only three witches in the world with a rare kind of power. Immediately the two must flee; evil warlock Julius wants to enslave Ariel – mind, heart and body. Julius and his lover the High Witch Nadia will stop at nothing to capture Ariel, and the danger threatens to tear Ariel apart from Brayden. Ariel’s only hope is that her love for Brayden and her newly-discovered powers are strong enough to save them. This is a NOVELLA of approximately 25,000 words.”
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Thrall (The Daughters Of Lilith) [Kindle Edition]
Jennifer Quintenz (Author)(297 pages)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
Book Description: “Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.”
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Reign of Blood [Kindle Edition]
Alexia Purdy (Author)(319 pages)
4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
Book Description: “Never tease anything that wants to eat you. My name is April Tate and my blood is the new gold. Vampires and hybrids have overrun my world, once vibrant with life, but now a graveyard of death shrouded in shadows. I fight to survive; I fight for my mother and brother. The journey is full of turns that I am quite unprepared for. And I’m just hoping to make it to the next Vegas sunrise…”
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Dark Wine & Dark Blood (The Two Vampires, Books 1 & 2) [Kindle Edition]
M.D. Bowden (Author)(342 pages)
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Book Description: “Romantic, compelling and brimming with sexual tension Dark Wine & Dark Blood will imprint on your mind and leave you with a thirst for more.”
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Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm) [Kindle Edition]
K.C. Blake (Author)(387 pages)
4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Book Description: “At sixteen, Bay-Lee is not your typical girl. The last thing she wants is to be popular, to be noticed, so she never raises her hand in class. She doesn’t participate in extra-curricular activities and purposely puts the wrong answers on tests in order to keep her solid C point average. Her classmates have no clue who she really is, Van Helsing’s daughter. They don’t know she’s on the run, hiding from monsters that want to kill her before she can turn into a great hunter. They’re afraid of her… and they should be because she plans to be the best hunter the world has ever seen. As soon as she is finished with her training, she’s going to track and kill the werewolf pack responsible for tearing her mother to shreds, and nothing is going to get in her way.”
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Reclaiming Ter Chadain (Protector of Ter Chadain) [Kindle Edition]
C.S. Yelle (Author)(317 pages)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
Book Description: “If the true bloodline does not rule Ter Chadain, the Protector shall appear and reclaim the throne for the rightful Queen.”
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Renhala [Kindle Edition]
Amy Joy Lutchen (Author)(462 pages)
4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
Book Description: “Kailey Rooke, timid accountant, dedicated to philanthropic work, finds herself spiraling into a deep depression after she suffers a horrifyingly odd and humiliating assault, to only discover more of these freakish assaults occurring across the globe.”
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music more than just something, love more than just living

Just finished watching Les Miserables, 2012. It was beautiful on stage and emotionally moving on film.  It comes second to Phantom of the Opera, the film.  I enjoyed the many stage productions but Gerard Butler’s performance holds so much emotion, in his eyes, his stance, he is the perfect ‘Erik/Phantom’.  Especially since he does not wear that darn pinky ring I’ve seen others wear. Too pompous for me. Mr. Butler’s ‘Erik’ is haunting and this movie’s soundtrack especially ‘Point of No Return’, is my haven from the pain of this world. If the clouds cover the sky and hide the sun, I have this music to be lost in.  Should my life prove to be harder than I could believe it could be, I have this music.  In music you can close your eyes, and lose yourself in it.  It lifts my depression, strengthens my soul and brings a smile upon my lips. Listening to this particular song, as Mr. Butler sings at first, tender then at that one point the tenderness is gone and the need, want, obsession with ‘Christine’ is emotionally warped but in a good way.  I’m always humming parts of this soundtrack, and my younger son will say, “Phantom of the Opera again momma?” and my response, “Of course my love! His voice haunts me. It is beautiful.” and he replies to me, “You sing that a lot” and me “yes I do.”  We exchange smiles and life continues.

If my life is meant to be a mother, daughter and granddaughter, ex-wife and whatever other label anyone wants to put upon me, is there nothing else? I know love, have felt its strength, if I cannot have someone love me (family not included), be alone with my soul for the rest of my days, soon I will be turning 40, and with one son who is 15 and the other turning 10 soon, what will I do to fill those years when they no longer need me?  Online dating is not an option as everyone lies. People ask me now and then, am I dating. Are you kidding me? My first thoughts, ‘who would want me?’ and then blocking those thoughts out, ‘no time right now.’ I have fought to live, and this is the life I am living. the path I chose to follow. Death will come one day for me but not at my own hands and not over something as complicated as the love of a man. I don’t need another person in my life telling me what to do, how to do it and all that.  I know, not all marriages are like that, some are fabulous and wonderful but those are shapeless dreams floating away on errant clouds. Clearing my soul. There is no escape from life but to go on. And any thoughts otherwise is time best spent doing other things. key word there was DOING. Which means live. Don’t take the so called easy route out of life, don’t choose suicide. I’ve been on both sides of that coin and I am here today to keep you on the same side of the coin I chose. Life, for me, for you. ImageColleen

 

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