Check out my latest interview on AwesomeGang.Com HERE!
Check out my latest interview on AwesomeGang.Com HERE!
I will preface this post with links to the various places where you can follow me and tell you which will allow you to leave reviews. Many people use different platforms and places to follow their favorite…well, anything and everyone, so here is where you can find me and my books:
Now, about leaving reviews. Amazon has a newer policy that is being enforced more often than not as of late. You may find yourself unable to leave a review if 1) we are friends and/or family by their standards and algorithms OR 2) you have not spent $50 on Amazon this year. There is nothing I can do about either of these issues, but I want it known that it is an issue.
As much as I wish I didn’t have to give credence to reviews and social media presence, it is a thing now. In order to get your book out there, you must get out there yourself and have others want to get out there for you. I appreciate any and all recommendations, reviews, reposts and tweets, etc. in which my books or I am mentioned. Every bit helps as long as you are not not warning others away!
If you are interested in reviewing a book for me honestly but are unable to purchase the book and you have at least two examples of past reviews, please feel free to contact me and ask about the book. I love having readers and will do what I can to support that.
Above all, thank you all so much for supporting me as I try to achieve my goals in writing books you will enjoy. It isn’t always easy and with my health, it isn’t always fast, but I do what I can. In truth, without readers, I am but a girl jotting down her imagination, it is you who makes me more, and I am forever grateful.
Life for me and mine was set. Wood Women, witches to many, had a cycle. There were only two Wood Women alive at a time, a mother and her daughter. As the daughter beget her own, her mother would cease to be. But that wasn’t the only circle that justified our life.
The town was ours and we belonged to them. The crops flourished and the seasons changed, as was our want. We wove the tapestry of the town, trimmed the frayed threads, added the new ones, removed those that had faded, and kept the picture beautiful and trapped within a bubble of our making. They knew only of which we wanted them to, no more or less,.
As stories are often about a change, a disruption, so is this one. The circle of the lives of the Wood Women, the life of the town, and the sphere we had built to keep it all contained in was challenged, attacked, and eventually severed. There was another darkness in the night, untouched by moon and fire, and it held the secrets that would be our undoing.
“I am a Wood Woman. One from a long line of Wood Women. We are the forest, from and of, and we are the caretakers of the town. We see and we mend, we care and we tend.”
“I don’t understand.” His eyes were narrowed as he searched my face. As much as he complimented me on my observations, he was a bit keen, himself. “If you are saying what I think you are saying, I am unsure how to proceed.”
“Would you burn me at the stake for healing the sick? For helping women birth babes? For making sure the harvests are good and rains come when needed?”
“No, not for those things.”
“But for other things? Do I sacrifice the young and eat their hearts?” I couldn’t help but laugh, a deeper laugh than I had ever felt any time before. His face was frozen but then cracked, his lips widened into a reluctant smile. “I assure you that all I hunt in the forest is small game, not humans, and that I prefer my meat well cooked. Stews are nice and keep for days.”
“I see. Do you not have a being you pray to, though? An entity that holds your hand and controls your heart and mind?”
“Only myself, Zariah. There are no devils or demons here.”
A blogger and fellow pain warrior recently read The Fine Print of Fibro and promised me some honest feedback on the book. When she got back to me, the woman put me in tears! I have been having a difficult time lately with my health and not being able to write as I lay on the couch sick and in pain. My writing is slow going and I am just so exhausted. Reading her words filled me with so much hope and love. I am so happy that the book comes off exactly as I hoped it would. Even as I move on into fiction, where my imagination roams wild, it gives me great confidence that my first book published does as I intended for it to; it tells others my story and that they are not alone. Thank you so much!
Her statement is below and if you get a chance, check out her Facebook blog page. The woman is amazing at blending the darkside of living with such awful conditions with the humor we tend to use to get through it all. She’s honest, smart, and really a great person to get to know. Thank you so much, dear!
Click the link below to check out her Facebook page!
“Wow! This book had everything. From what is Fibromyalgia through to a comprehensive guide of meds and their overall effects, as well as available treatments on offer. Insurance and Disability made for a depressing read, but rightly points out the problems in applying for both. Having no idea how the health system works in the US, I found this section really interesting, especially in comparison to how things are done in the UK. The depressing part comes from realizing just how difficult it is get help and support and the many components needed to attain both those things.
Your personal story was heartbreaking and brutally honest. The bad doc stories made me so angry and clearly highlights the negative realities that patients are put through because of a lack of understanding and care by some in the medical profession. But this was beautifully balanced out with stories of the positive care and treatment that you received.
I love the straightforward bluntness of the writing. Most books on fibro are written in a stark, clinical way and find themselves bogged down with medical jargon which can be quite off putting. The way in which this is written is more personal and speaks directly to the reader. It’s also relatable, passionate and heartfelt and above all, honest.
But this is so much more than a book on fibro. It also encapsulates everything from the way in which this illness affects our day to day life, to how outside influences from friends and family can also have an effect. But most important of all, it lets the reader know that they are not alone.
Seriously, it’s a great book and I’m glad I got the chance to read it. To be honest, I thought it was going to be a daunting read, but I really enjoyed it. Everything that anyone has ever mentioned about their fibro, is in this book. It should be a must-read for those with and without the condition.”
Shadows Through the Fog will no longer be available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited after November 28th, 2017. It will, however, be available to purchase as an ebook on Barnes and Noble/Nook, iTunes/iBook, Kobo, Tolino, and several alternative purchasing outlets. In order to be able to offer my book to those who do not use the Kindle app or device, I am no longer able to keep it as a Kindle Unlimited read. I apologize to those who prefer using that method to read the book.
If you do have Kindle Unlimited and would like to read it while it is available, please go to Amazon and enjoy! Thank you.