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Excerpt of a Kiss of Freedom

Published May 6, 2012 by A Magical Place

I was in a car wreck yesterday so I don’t have anything positive to say.  Instead I’ll give you an excerpt of my book which you can purchase from Amazon or straight from the publisher itself – Champagne Publishers.


He met her eyes and shook his head. Erina’s look was enough to break his soul.

He enveloped her in his arms and breathed butterfly kisses down her neck. There were no thoughts in his head as he laid her down against the dewy moss. The song became a scream against his mind. The invisible claw scraped away at his sanity. He rose up to his elbows and brushed a few loose strands of her hair away from her porcelain face.

She tightened her arms around his neck as if she was drowning and he was her salvation. He kissed her eyelashes, her nose, her cheeks and finally her lips. He needed to remember as much of her as possible. A faint sprinkle of freckles danced across her nose and cheeks. Sweet Erina. He might have just fallen a little more in love. Someday he would find every freckle and mark it with a kiss.

The fiddles still hung in the air. He could feel their whispered words of courage, but the screaming pain of Faerie forced him to move.

“My sweet, please wait for me here.” His voice was a harsh whisper. He added, “Wait for me here, against the ocean’s edge, the moon round and full, I will be here for you.” He forgot his words when Erina covered her lips with his. The call of Faerie beat into him. He could not fight the searing pain that burned his sanity. “Say you’ll meet me, please, I have to go.”

She nodded. “Aye, I will be here, I will wait.” He kissed her once more, and pushed himself to his feet. He dove off the cliff and into the ocean’s depth. He left his heart on Ireland’s grassy shores.

I hope you guys enjoy.  🙂  Everyone have a safe and happy day full of wellness and good things.


I am Shameless

Published April 30, 2012 by A Magical Place

I know I am doing a lot of shameless self-promotion here on this blog, but really I’m still in the shocked phase of actually realizing a publisher wanted to take my little fantasy fiction novel and put it into hands of real life people.  That blows my mind.  Like… I wouldn’t be nearly as shocked if a three-headed pit bull named sassy learned to talk than I am about being a published author.

You must forgive this shameless act of indulgence.  Please!

Now on to some mundane things:

I may be hired back at the lingerie ‘n more (take the “n more” as far as your imagination will allow you) store soon.  I certainly hope so.  I think the bank teller actually cringes when they see me walk in.

Right now I’m reading Pale Demon by Kim Harrison and its fabulous.  Love fantasy fiction.  *Big Grin*

Love, love, love. ❤

Kiss of Freedom – Erina

Published April 29, 2012 by A Magical Place

I spent about a year or more writing Kiss of Freedom and in my head I always had Lily Cole pictured as Erina.

Lily Cole would make a great ErinaI have always thought Lily Cole was gorgeous, but I also kept picturing her as Erina as I was writing.  What do you all think?  Yea? Nay?

I really don’t have a set one for Liam… any suggestions?

If you haven’t checked out my book yet, please do so.  I would probably give you a present if I could.  I can’t, but I would totally think you’re awesome.  Go here, or here.  Love, love, love.

Hark! A Vagrant!

Published April 28, 2012 by A Magical Place

I really need to find a “real” job.  Not say writing isn’t my passion, but let’s face it all those bills by my wine cabinet are threatening to do horrible things if I don’t pay up soon.  Julie’s bills aren’t helping, but then again I have to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves.  So… the job search continues.

Also, we’re going to the lake today so I’ll take lots of pictures and share with you guys.  Yay!  🙂

My little rescue

And this would be Julie!

Here’s to Blogging

Published April 28, 2012 by A Magical Place

Okay, stay with me here – I’m terribly new to this whole blogging thing.

First off, I found a puppy on the side of the highway on Monday and of course (big sigh) I picked it up, because well… who can leave a puppy on the side of the road?  Not me!  Turns out (as I promptly took the little lab looking thing to the vet) Julie – yep already named her too – has every puppy problem known to man but parvo.  Great.  So after my bank account cried, Julie and I went home and I sat staring at her wondering what to do with a puppy.  I’ve had a baby – those I can handle, but puppies pee.  And not in diapers.  They also like to chew… and not on their purposely purchased toys.

So far, after five days, the Julie is still very sick but peeing outside.  YAY!  She also has learned I’m not pleased to be treated as a chew toy.

In other news…

I found out I have received my first five-star review on for Kiss of Freedom and let me tell you I nearly peed myself (like Julie) I was so excited.  I was sitting in sticky leather seating at the oil change business when I saw the little stars shining brilliantly up at me from the screen of my to0-high-tech-for-me phone.  Oh thank you whoever you are!

All right… I’ll try this again tomorrow.  ‘Night folks!