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Do what you believe you are meant to do.

So many people struggle with finding their way through life, doing things that make them unhappy. We all do it at some point in our lives and there is a time when we must step out of that zone and go to the place within ourselves and be who we really are meant to be in this life. No matter what you do to create a life that works for you, never give up on your real dream. Do what you are meant to do, do what makes you happy. Life is not always about the struggles but it’s about the journey you take and the lessons you learn along the way, how you make those lessons work for your life now. It doesn’t matter how long the journey takes, but what it is that you do once your journey is complete.

L.L.

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As Aj’s life hangs in the balance, his family stands by his side to support and comfort him. Monica and Michael try to make sense of the whole incident while they prepare for Dr. Patrick Drake to work his neurological magic on Aj. Ava and Sonny go on with their lives. As they try to maintain their alibis, Anna and Dante do their best to pick up the pieces in solving the crime.
Sabrina has caught on to Carlos’ lies as too many coincidences have fallen into place.
After being questioned at her apartment by Anna and Dante, Ava
shockingly returns to Aj’s room at GH prepared to finish him off, but I know that that moment will be interrupted by someone else coming into the room. They will catch Ava and she will once again lie her way out of a tight situation.
I must give Ava credit, she is talented in being deceitful.

As far as Ava and Silas’ issue, I believe that Ava is innocent. Silas’ wife is alive and she is the one that is trying to set him up. She is following Silas and Sam, setting things into motion to slowly bring him down. She killed the pharmacist and will soon make her presence known.
Happy Friday!!!L.L.

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As we all start the recovery process from Hurricane Sandy, slowly I have started to get back on track with everything.  My heart goes out to all the families that lost their homes as a result of Sandy.  May God be with you and deliver you out of this disheartening period in your lives.

I usually don’t blog this early but the baby is sleeping and work is delayed because of the snow so I decided to take this opportunity to write a long overdue blog post.  I will begin with updates concerning Swept into the Darkness Book one.  My promotion was delayed because of the storm, but now things seem to be falling into place again.  I am waiting for the latest edition of my proof to arrive, which I ordered a few moments ago.  As soon as I review it and approve it, the paperback will be available for purchase.  I am striving for perfection and that takes time, patience and money.  It’s amazing how long and tedious publishing a book can be.  On my original timeline, book one and two were supposed to be published and available to readers.  When it is finished it is finished.  Despite all the work that comes with publishing, I really love it.  The more I write and work on my books the more passion I gain for my craft.  The feeling is indescribable.

Announcements will be made on my blog as well as via Twitter and Facebook once the book is up for purchase.  My Facebook release party is in a couple of weeks.  I am just waiting to confirm my official date and will announce that once I get more info on that.  If you cannot wait for a paperback, Swept into the Darkness is available on all distribution channels as an eBook, which includes Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com

Book two in the Chronicles of the Celestial Series will be titled Swept into Betrayal.  The book is in the process of being typed.  It is complete but I am making some changes as I go along.

There are many promotional events that are being planned for the release of Swept into the Darkness.  As they begin to unfold I will make sure that they are announced.

Be Safe, Happy and Healthy

Happy Reading and Writing

L.L

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Well Summer is still here, which is a good thing, but I will be excited for the fall to arrive so I can resume with my book promotion, start the process of publishing the paperback version of Swept into the Darkness, the first book in my Chronicles of the Celestial series.  After the the release of the paperback I will be doing everything that comes with the release of a new book.  I did finish writing the second book in the series which is now titled Swept into Betrayal.  There were some major changes that I made with some of the characters and events so the name change fits into what is going on with the storyline. I found a few new prospects when it comes to book promotion, and I plan on using all the tools I can get my hands on to get the word out.  Now It is about increasing book sales.  The book is indeed a great and exciting read and there is no reason why readers would not fall in love with the series.  I am excited to start plans with the upcoming tour as well.  I did some reasearch and noticed that there are many good companies willing to host my tour.  As of now though, I have not decided on which company will host my book tour.  My book was published in June and there is still just as much work left to do now than ever.

As I continue to recoup from childbirth and settle into motherhood, I learn something new everyday from my baby.  As I write this, I have to stop and check on him since I hear him making noise…… It so so nice to finally have my son out in the real world but I must admit it is very hard.  Even with lots of help from my dear husband, mother and mother in law I am exhausted beyond words.  I don’t know how I am walking at this point.  I see the purpose of full-time, live in nannies.  I applaud all those that help to take care of babies and children for a living.

Despite everything that has happened over the past few months, and weeks that has brought me complete happiness, being in the house for so long has taken a toll on me.  I think it is making me more tired just being inside.  The weather is really too hot to take the baby out, so staying in under the Ac is the best option.  This is the first summer that I have had to remain indoors for most of the summer.  I still have a couple more weeks before I am able to drive again.  This last thing I did was see TDKR which was wonderful.  It made me appreciate Christian Bale even more as an actor and person after the movie theater tragedy.  This weekend I am looking forward to my first glass of wine in almost a year.  I know I have been ranting for some time, but I hope that this month I will have the chance to have some freedom and venture off out somewhere else besides the movie theater.

Still Reading Deadlocked.  Actually had to stop my evening reading due to my new schedule, but I plan to resume this weekend.

Happy Reading and Writing

L.L

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Well Summer is still here, which is a good thing, but I will be excited for the fall to arrive so I can resume with my book promotion, start the process of publishing the paperback version of Swept into the Darkness, the first book in my Chronicles of the Celestial series.  After the the release of the paperback I will be doing everything that comes with the release of a new book.  I did finish writing the second book in the series which is now titled Swept into Betrayal.  There were some major changes that I made with some of the characters and events so the name change fits into what is going on with the storyline. I found a few new prospects when it comes to book promotion, and I plan on using all the tools I can get my hands on to get the word out.  Now It is about increasing book sales.  The book is indeed a great and exciting read and there is no reason why readers would not fall in love with the series.  I am excited to start plans with the upcoming tour as well.  I did some reasearch and noticed that there are many good companies willing to host my tour.  As of now though, I have not decided on which company will host my book tour.  My book was published in June and there is still just as much work left to do now than ever.

As I continue to recoup from childbirth and settle into motherhood, I learn something new everyday from my baby.  As I write this, I have to stop and check on him since I hear him making noise…… It so so nice to finally have my son out in the real world but I must admit it is very hard.  Even with lots of help from my dear husband, mother and mother in law I am exhausted beyond words.  I don’t know how I am walking at this point.  I see the purpose of full-time, live in nannies.  I applaud all those that help to take care of babies and children for a living.

Despite everything that has happened over the past few months, and weeks that has brought me complete happiness, being in the house for so long has taken a toll on me.  I think it is making me more tired just being inside.  The weather is really too hot to take the baby out, so staying in under the Ac is the best option.  This is the first summer that I have had to remain indoors for most of the summer.  I still have a couple more weeks before I am able to drive again.  This last thing I did was see TDKR which was wonderful.  It made me appreciate Christian Bale even more as an actor and person after the movie theater tragedy.  This weekend I am looking forward to my first glass of wine in almost a year.  I know I have been ranting for some time, but I hope that this month I will have the chance to have some freedom and venture off out somewhere else besides the movie theater.

Still Reading Deadlocked.  Actually had to stop my evening reading due to my new schedule, but I plan to resume this weekend.

Happy Reading and Writing

L.L

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 The Lionsgate production, The Cabin in the Woods directed by Drew Goddard and starring a cast of relative unknowns follows a group of five college kids on a trip.  The kids intent for a fun weekend filled with booze, sex and drug usage is cut short when two of them are attacked during a moment when they believe they are alone.  Attacked by flesh-eating zombies, their traumatic ordeal and experiences in the cabin are being filmed in real-time.  Every step they make is monitored and controlled by some kind of high functioning underground operation.   From the very beginning,  starting with their encounter with the stranger on the road, to the discovery of a torture chamber in the basement,  and the moment leading up to the initial attack prompts the movie to go  in so many different directions.  The movie simultaneously follows what is happening to the college kids and the adults responsible for their demise.  Strangely they take up bets, and route for their favorite.  In the end no one is to survive this experience.

After running and making attempts to protect and save themselves the kids die one by one with only  two to survive.  Dana and Marty aka the virgin and the fool end up underground in the official facility that has control over everything.  They learn that for some reason they are ones that have to die, in order to save the world from destruction.  At this point this is where the movie looses me completely.  The Sci Fi horror legend Sigourney Weaver makes a cameo appearance in the movie as The Director of the Facility.  She explains that their purpose is to offer up human blood to satisfy the gods, in order to save humanity.  Dana is then given the opportunity to rid the world of the fool so that the world has a chance to survive.

The hour and thirty minute flick is fast-moving but really does not stir anything in me.  The movie does keep you interested because the question of knowing who, why, how and when is always on your brain.  There were elements of 13 Ghosts, infused with Hostel, Stay Alive and Silent Hill in this movie.   The movie’s horror  intention was lost in its interpretation, even though there were some scary parts.  This movie was very hard to follow at times.  The acting was not impressive but the special effects and creature designs were very cool.  The make up effects for the zombies was also very interesting.  They didn’t appear to look like the traditional zombie but more, like a hybrid demonic creature with elements of  the classic zombie.  It was a refreshing twist on the creature.

Overall I give this movie three stars for cinematic effort and the attempts to being unique in its concept.

Happy Reading, Writing, and Creating!!

L.L.

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 Wrath of the Titans directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fienness is the sequel to the 2010 remake Clash of the Titans.  The action adventure movie takes place ten years after Perseus defeats the deadly creature the Kracken unleashed by Hades.  Now a widower Perseus continues his life as a single father fisherman.  Determine to live life as regular human Perseus is soon approached by his father Zeus.  A humbled Zeus explains to his son that the Gods are  in danger of extinction and only a few survive within the shadows of the underworld.  The demigod quickly realizes that the world he lives in is in danger of destruction and his father is now a prisoner of the underworld.   Betrayed by his other son Ares and his brother Hades, Zeus’s immortality is at risk.  Hades and Ares band together to resurrect the ultimate power Cronos.  Perseus embarks upon the adventure of  a lifetime to save his father from death, and to save humanity from destruction.

The hour and twenty-nine minute movie moves pretty fast and is filled with lots of action, theatrics and really cool creatures and monsters that makes this movie a must see.  The weakness that Perseus shows throughout the movie is a disappointment to me.  At this point in the franchise the writers should have given Perseus some kind of active powers that reflect that he is a demigod.  I don’t think that his strength should just come from a weapon forged for the Gods.

The overall storyline is very interesting. It shows the evolution of the main character and how his life has changed and been impacted by being a father himself.  The movie ties a lot of loose ends together concerning the relationship between Perseus and his father Zeus.  It also explores the difficult past among Hades and Zeus and follows the transformation of their brotherhood.  It eventually turns into a heartfelt reconciliation that starts with the reoccurring theme of teamwork and forgiveness.

The movie was visually intriguing and is must see, but make sure you see Clash of the Titans first.  I give this movie four stars.

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What attracts so many people to the world of fantasy?  There are so many different worlds of the genre, so many different aspects of the genre.  It is something that must be a part of you as the creator and the reader.  I feel that the world of fantasy is a place and time where you can escape the reality of everyday life.  You are transported  to a place where you can be and live as anything you want to be.  The imagination, your imagination is infinite.  Every story within the world of fantasy is an out of this world adventure.  The words created are waiting for you to experience the literary journey in what ever way your mind will take you.  The world of fantasy gives off its own illumination.  It is a light that shines brightly upon the dreamers of this world.  It our personal refuge, it reflects our uniqueness and our ability to see beyond the stars of our imagination.

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The Woman in Black Directed by James Watkins and starring Daniel Radcliffe is a story about a young lawyer who is plagued with the grief of his wife’s death.  Now a single father Arthur Kipp must do everything he can to keep from falling apart.  He is sent on a job to a small village to retrieve paper work for a house that must be put back on the market.  Little does he know that this job would open him up to a world of paranormal activity and capture him upon the border between life and death.

This Spiritual Horror is based on the novel written by Susan Hill.  Set in the late 1800’s in a dreary England, the slow-moving beginning opens with the scene of three young girls playing happily.  Their happiness soon turns into despair when they suddenly stop playing and make their way over to the window to jump out.  Obviously not in their right minds,  This scene does not do too much for movie goers but we were all eager to take the theatrical journey.  After the suicide the movie proceeds to introduce the main character and his purpose.

On the verge of loosing his job, Arthur arrives at the remote village to begin his work.  He finds that the towns folk are very distant and unwelcoming.  There is something terribly wrong with the atmosphere of this town, and there is no doubt that Arthur feels the tension that the town is giving off.  He eventually settles in and makes his way over the house.  Transported by horse and carriage he arrives at the eerie mansion.  All alone he is left with his thoughts and the work he must do.  Once he settled in he, familiarized himself with the property and automatically is distracted by suspicious sounds and the visions of ghostly apparitions.  The subtlety of the activity up to this point is not impressive to me.  Creepy bumps, and other noises just makes Arthur feel like he must investigate the house and property.  What is interesting about this part is that Arthur learns some valid information about the owner of the house and her family history.    Fortunately by the time things slightly intensify he is picked up and must return to the village for the night.

At this point in the movie things really start to pick up as the director fully takes you into the story deeper.  A child ends up dead and Arthur’s presence sets off a chain of events that makes the towns folk more fearful than ever.  The ghostly superstitions that the town holds slowly surfaces  and turns real the longer Arthur works in the house and stays in the village.  Determined to get his work done to provide for his four-year son he decides to spend the night in the house to get more accomplished.  This night is the most chilling and is the turning point where the director and writers as a whole step it up in their cinematic delivery.  The woman in black makes her presence fully known as this thriller now officially turns into a horror.  Things go pump in the night and the haunting of this woman deeply intensifies.  Screams heard near and far, the movie is filled with suspense and action and keep you interested.

I do not want to provide any more spoilers but The Woman in Black for me was a fresh take on an old recurring theme.  It was not the traditional hunted house movie, despite some of the traditional elements, such as the screams, or the anticipation building music, and the parts where you think something is about to jump out but it is something totally non threatening.   Daniel Radcliffe preformed very well considering this is his first on-screen movie role since Deathly Hallows part II.  It was hard to not see Daniel as Harry.  I felt like his glasses and wand were missing in some parts, but I feel that taking on new and exciting adult roles will be great for his career.

Over all I think that the movie was quite thrilling and the director  and crew did a wonderful job with creating and drawing you into the authentic element of the original novelist’s vision.  I give this movie a B+ rating.  I cant wait to see what Radcliffe has planned for his next project.

 

 

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As January comes to a close, and winter officially sets in, So has so many other things in my life.  On a sad note, I lost a friend from High School to Cancer.  Molakia Motley was a dear friend to many.  My heart goes out to her family and those who were extremely close to her.  We went to grammar school together and high school.  She was truly a bright light and the world lost a very special person.  I know she is in Heaven at Peace.  It’s so hard to think that she is no longer on this Earth.  It leaves an emptiness.  Almost feeling like a gap or a hole in your body and spirit.

My pregnancy is going pretty well, but I came down with a terrible cold last week.   I have been sick in bed since last Tuesday Night.  I was not even able to make it to Molakia’s services.  I am struggling to get over the hump and expect to make a full recovery within the next few days.  I guess the cold just had to play it self out.  Now I have to watch everything, I got the ok to take over the counter meds that are safe for the baby, but it is sill on a limited basis.  Which is annoying.  I am so used to just running to CVS and grabbing a bottle of Vicks Ny Quil and boom Im back on my feet  within two days.  During that time I was not in the mood to do any type of writing, but I tried to push through it when the urge came along.  Of Course that is the reason why I didn’t get the chance to see Underworld Awakening last weekend.  I hope to be able to take a trip to the theater sometime this weekend.

I just finished reading and editing the last chapters of Swept into the Darkness, and will be doing one more read through before I officially submit it to my editor.  After I send the manuscript to her and everything goes smoothly with all the finalizations, the book will finally be available for purchase on Smashwords and several other e-book formats.  I am not rushing to have the paperback released, but it will be released in time for readers to enjoy it for the Spring or Early summer months.  As I go though the third dose of rereading my work I will be looking into advertising packages and also preparing and setting up a Midwinter Book tour.  Right Now I will be hosting two book tours.  One in Midwinter to present my debut Novel to the Publishing world and the Second in the Summer to garner all the attention and attract readers to experience an unforgettable journey.

I am extremely proud of my self and have over come lot of challenges along the way.  Once Swept into the Darkness  is on book shelves I will resume with writing book two Swept into Revenge.  I can’t express how excited I am about this project and look forward to a bright successful future in the Publishing industry.

Happy Reading and Writing!!!

 

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