Monthly Archives: February 2018

Get UP and TRY #MFRWAuthor

There’s another video for this song, which has a phenomenal, and a bit disturbing, dance sequence. I think having the words to follow helps my appreciation. Plus, as I said, it really is disturbing.

Try is a love song but it’s also a call to arms for any of us who are holding back, not giving our all, for whatever reason. Especially when the doing truly matters to us.


Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned
But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die
You gotta get up and try, and try, and try
Gotta get up and try, and try, and try
You gotta get up and try, and try, and try


We have to try even if the fear of failure is greater than ever before. We can so easily (or not so easily at times) write about people overcoming their doubts and fears. Why is it so difficult for us to take that same step?

Speaking of writing, yes I’m writing. Sometimes a few sentences drag themselves onto the page…sometimes pages throw themselves into the story. Gotta get up and try.

Don’t forget to tell everyone what they mean to you. We never know when they’ll be gone.


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The Magic That Is Jami Gray #MFRWAuthor

After far too long away from blogging (didya miss me?) I had all sorts of things to share to start up. Then a new book came out by one of my most favorite authors, and I had to put aside my recipe and puppy picture ideas to share this with you.

jami-grayJami Gray and I started with the same small press at the same time. While I am slooowly coming forward she has taken off like a rocket with three (yes THREE) series, all featuring strong but not over the top heroines. Love them. But it was her venture into Post Apocalyptic writing that knocked me over. Check this out, Fate’s Vultures:

The end of the world didn’t arrive in a mushroom cloud or a fiery explosion, it was the last fallen domino in a long line of consequences that toppled civilization. It’s known as The Collapse, the ravaged aftermath of the collision of Mother Nature and man’s merciless need for survival.

Wow. Is that not prophetic? The second book has come out, so you aren’t too far behind if you need to catch up.

Lying in Ruins – Fate’s Vultures #1

In a world gone to hell, it’s hard to tell the good guys from the bad…

The world didn’t end in fire and explosions, instead it collapsed slowly, like falling dominoes, an intensifying panic of disease, food shortages, wild weather and collapsing economies, until what remained of humanity battles for survival in a harsh new reality.

Charity uses lethal survival skills learned too early in her work as a ‘Hound’, sniffing out pivotal secrets for one of the most powerful people on the west coast. Her work is deceptive, deadly, and best performed solo, which means when she has a run-in with a member of the notorious Fate’s Vultures, she has no intention of joining forces in some mockery of teamwork. The man might be sexy as hell, but she travels alone. She will accomplish her mission and she will settle a score – hopefully with the edge of her blade. But fate has other plans.

As one of Fate’s Vultures, a nomadic band of arbitrators known for their ruthless verdicts, Ruin witnesses the carnage of corruption and greed battering the remnants of humanity, and he bears the scars to prove it. Now he has a damn ‘Hound showing up in suspicious circumstances, leaving every cell of his body sceptical – and painfully aroused. The woman is trouble, and Ruin has every intention of steering clear. But when they realise they have a common enemy, Charity and Ruin will have to set aside their distrust if they want to achieve their mutual goal – justice and revenge.

Sometimes, when the world’s gone to hell, it’s better to stick with the devil you know…

 Mini Synopsis

On a mission to retrieve a kidnapped child, a woman skilled in secrecy crosses paths with a nomadic vigilante bent on revenge. Despite their mutual distrust, the unlikely pair joins forces to hunt a common enemy. Together they must survive the predators picking through the desiccated remains of civilization. What will tear them apart first—their suspicions or their enemies?

Beg for Mercy – Fate’s Vultures #2

Choosing a side has never been so dangerous…

An assassin by trade, a loner by nature, Mercy is sent to infiltrate the Cartels and unmask

Beg For Mercy

Isn’t this a great cover?

the identity of their new silent partner. Instead, she discovers a darker plan threatening to crumble the entire Southwest and ends up with a hefty bounty on her head. Still, she’s determined to stop the impending attack at any costs, even if it means partnering up with a member of the notorious Fate’s Vultures.


After enduring a brutal, blood soaked lesson on the savagery of civilization’s scavengers, Havoc is well acquainted with the consequences of battling predators. But as a member of the nomadic band of arbitrators known as Fate’s Vultures, he’s determined to cement the necessary allies to oust the biggest threat looming on the horizon. When an enigmatic woman crosses his path, her secrets and troubling loyalty light the fuse on an unexpected craving and his insatiable curiosity.

In order to trap a common foe and derail an impending threat, Havoc and Mercy must turn the tables to hunt a predator. Can an assassin and a mercenary find their balance on the thin line of loyalty, or will it snap under the weight of their wary hearts


Sounds exciting, don’t they? Just to make it easy to build your TBR pile:

Lying in Ruins – Fate’s Vultures #1


Beg for Mercy – Fate’s Vultures #2


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