I am so excited, I finally completed Crystal & The Big Dare By Her Hunky Next Door Neighbor… in which this book is not only a Romance book but a Second Chance Romance that has a lot of twists and turns in the plot to keep things interesting. Writing this book was fun, stress free and I had so much fun writing it and I think the main reason is I wrote my book from all the ideas in my mind, my imagination and my fantasies of how things might have turned out not to mention I got some of my ideas for this book from my life experiences too. Believe it or not but I always wondered what things would be like if things turned out the way you thought they should. You know what they say about Love, you may try to forget but the heart wants what the heart wants and I should mention this book is Fiction and any similarities are just that similarities.
I just started writing another book and I am hoping to have it done by December 31, 2023 but if not no big deal. I will tell you this book that I just started writing is about a girl who goes to college and gets a dual Doctorate Degree and as usual my ideas are from my imagination, wishful thinking and so much more. Still haven’t decided what the title for my my next book will be for sure.I finished my book on Jan. 23, 2023. I started another one on Jan. 26, 2023. We’ll see how that goes.
Goodreads/Author’s Note: This is the third of six main books in the Winter’s Magic Series. It is advisable to start with Winter’s Maiden 1.
Goodreads/Author’s Warning: This book contains coarse language, adultery in a crumbling marriage, and explicit scenes, including steamy m/f/f romance, that may upset or offend some readers. It also ends on a cliffhanger , with the sequel launching in May 2023.
I have been reviewing print books for L. Starla for a while now but for some reason when I read her books, I find the plots intriguing, action packed, wondering if it could happen in real life and sometimes I find my answer is a resounding YES. Yes I analyze the book while I use it as a vacation and escape for myself from daily life that sometimes is overwhelming and quite stressful. I’m thrilled to review the author’s books and her series.
As I said in the previous paragraph, the plots with Brendan, Alannah and now their Daughter Neve and the secondary characters are just extraordinary and please don’t judge me to harshly but I enjoyed reading the book.
I recommend this book to anyone that is 18 or over and parents, grandparents or legal guardian if you aren’t sure if you want your child reading this book well then you read the book first and then decide for yourself.
Hi Everyone Daisy Mae Here with Mom Sister Crystal. I am here to reveal my Secret Paw & Thank them. So why did I take so long to reveal my Secret Paw & thank them? Well… everything was going OK then life through us some major curve balls & when I say major I mean Mom Sister Crystal’s Mom was in and out of the Hospital, she had to be in the Hospital over Christmas & now she is in a nursing home she’s not crazy about. To say the least things have been frustrating & chaotic not to mention hectic around the Stewart household.
My Secret Paws were Charlemagne & Tamar & the funny & ironic part of Secret Paws 2022 was we were each others Secret Paw. So thank you Charlemagne & Tamar for the Catnip, the soft snuggle mat, all the play toys you got me & a special thank you from Mom Sister Crystal she really liked reading the letter and we hope you all had a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays & Happy New Year.
Hi everyone Daisy Mae here, I’m just popping in to let you all know today December 19 is Mom Sister Crystal’s Birthday and she is ?? years young. I wanted to give her a special birthday gift so I’m giving her a Birthday tribute of sort. Here it goes:
Mom Sister Crystal you and your family gave me a furrever loving home and I thank you for that but today is your special day when we celebrate you and your life. Thank goodness you were born because you have made the world a little better and brighter in all this chaos and mess it’s in.
HAPPY HAPPY ?? BIRTHDAY TO YOU.
YOU ARE REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY SPECIIAL.
I LOVE YOU A WHOLE LOT.
HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR DAY AND GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT.
Another milestone complete, I completed my box set + Sequel + started another book in which I have a partial title for and this makes me happy. This gives me hope that I am talented at something and one of my dreams is that someday I will be published and even if I’m not well I know I’m a talented writer even if it is for fun.
Happy Tuesday is always fun especially when something you have just accomplished makes you happy and you want to share that with others.
Wish me luck with this next book because not sure it is going to be a stand a lone book or not. I’m also not sure where I want this book to go. I’ve got plenty of ideas swirling around in my mind but getting them to paper and figuring out where they should go is another story.
Hi everyone, Daisy Mae and I got a reply letter from Santa about what we asked for Christmas and here is what jolly old guy had to say. Santa’s letter read as such: Dear Crystal and Daisy Mae, I wanted you to know I received your letter and what you both want for Christmas, however I must say Crystal the things you are asking for well will take me longer than Christmas but I know you are good girl and won’t mind it is late coming if I’m able to get them but it will take multiple miracles. Daisy Mae on the other hand well finding her a catnip mat will be a lot easier. Best of luck on getting your things you want especially you Crystal.
I did it, I completed another book and this book is book #3 entitled Collision: The Good Girl And The Mean Girl and still deciding on a title for the Sequel which is going to be a murder/mystery/romance. I can’t believe that I finished 3 books in the year of 2022 and started a Sequel. Right now my title for the Sequel is: Princesses, Princes & Their Cowgirls & Cowboys & A Murder: The Sequel. Although the Sequel is still in the planning stages I am writing it as I see fit and as the words come to me.
From what I have researched, a sequel is supposed to be shorter than the book you just finished writing. Actually they suggest 300-800 words. I laugh at this mostly because when I write, I write a lot of words and being short is not in my nature if you know what I mean LOL… I guess we’ll see what happens.
Dear Santa, I’m writing you early because what I’m asking you for this year are big things so I want you to have enough to get started on. So what are the things I am asking for? Well Santa, I’m asking for: 1. An Engagement Ring on my left hand finger. 2. I’m asking to be married. 3. I’m asking to be published. 4 & 5. I’m asking for two more things that go along with what I’m asking for in 1. & 2. I hope you can get me one of these things because I have been hoping and praying for numbers 1 & 2 it seems all my life and want it more and more each day.
Daisy Mae’s Letter To Santa
Dear Santa, let me make it easy on you this year what I want is: 1. Give my Human Mom everything she asked for especially numbers 1 and 2 and everything that goes with that. 2. Some new catnip mats please.
Drakewe are very sorry to see you earned your wings to fly over the Rainbow Bridge this Morning (10-5-2022) but now God has a pet which makes him happy and although your Mommy, Daddy, Friends and siblings are sad your memories will always be cherished and loved. We love you Drake and Will Miss You.
Hello Everyone and thanks for stopping by, Today my Nephew turns 20 no more a teenager but now a college student and in a Fraternity. Also, I want to wish my baby Daisy Mae a very happy 16th birthday. I still remember the night my parents and I found her. They had just brought me home from work and as soon as you opened the car door, all you could hear was this very loud meowing which we of course followed and low and behold we found this beautiful very loud kitten with lungs like you would not believe that we guestimated was about 4 weeks old and fit in the palm of your hand. We fed her, gave her something to drink and a nice warm place to stay and it was funny in a way because her Mama who dropped her off kept coming around until she was sure her baby had found her loving furrever home. Daisy Mae’s Mama was a dark greyish and white Tummy. Daisy Mae’s Mamma had more white on her Belly than Daisy did. The funny thing is, is that my Dad said and I quote “No more pets in the house until Pigs fly”. Well let me tell you people, Pigs flew that night because it was Dad who insisted we bring her in the house despite the rest of us wanting to already bring her in. Living with all of Daisy Mae’s antics as well as through has been a journey of learning, exploration and of course fun. Now that Daisy Mae is a Super Senior Cat, she sleeps quite a bit but still gets her exercise. Below is a gallery of pictures that shows Daisy Mae in her 3 stages of life — Kitten(top 2 pictures), midlife(picture on 2nd row left hand side) and Super Senior(picture on right hand side in second row).
DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET ON ME.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.
DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.
Today is a bittersweet day for me because today would have been my Grandmother’s Birthday if she were alive that’s the sweet part now the not so sweet part of today, I remember my Tigger Cat who was a true Tabby Cat that died on 9-11 and also the terrible happenings on what we now call Patriot day.
Tigger you may have died on 9-11-2015 which was seven years ago, but I still miss you yet I cherish all the time I was able to have with you . You were a beautiful Tabby Cat but even though you were a Super Senior Cat when you died, I will always love you. The Morning you died is still etched in my mind but although you were gone, you weren’t gone from my heart or mind far from it in fact. The day you earned your wings and flew over the Rainbow Bridge and God called you home to be with him, was a very sad day for me but a happy day for God. I hope you’ve made a lot of friends and I know Ms. Ellen’s Angel kitties you’d get along with. Daisy Mae misses you a lot here. Tigger We Love You Lots.
Patriot Day, a day that was so so terrible and if we were alive we remember where we were and what we were doing. I know I remember where I was, I was on my way to work when when the first plane hit and then I was rounding the corner just getting ready to pull into the parking lot when the second plane hit. When I hit the Breakroom that Morning, I remember everyone being in shock at what had just happened and all eyes were glued to the tv. The store manager even came in and told us there was no Morning meeting and stayed briefly then left the room. May we remember all those who gave their lives, who were injured and especially their families.
Double accomplishment and I can’t believe I did it but I did, you see not only have I completed one book in 2022 but two and started a third. Book 1 which is entitled When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide. Book 2 is entitled The Miracle Of True Love Finally Hits The Bulls Eye. I can’t tell you how happy and thrilled I am of these two accomplishments now to figure out a title for book three. I have several title possibilities but the one I’m leaning towards is Power VS. Love… Which One Wins Out? What do you think.
When I was writing Book 2, I had a pretty good idea what type of book I wanted it to be but guess what Yepers that is right my characters took over and they had other ideas so Book 2 ended up steamier and hotter than I’d planned but I kept the swearing out of it. Also you all should know, I had fun no a blast writing Book 2 this way.
I need some help with a title for Book 3 and any suggestions put in the comments. Below is a little about the book.
I would like the book to be about a power hungry bully who tries to split up the main two characters who are Queen Diann and King Sphen, Queen Diann has always been Royalty but King Sphen well… he is a poor old Ranch Hand that was in Queen Diann’s Senior Class helped the head bully bully Queen Diann but since then Queen Diann has forgiven him and they by chance see one another again and he realizes he’s always been in love with her but this doesn’t sit well the power hungry bully who does everything in her power to split them up including spreading lies and lying to Queen Diann’s husband about her where about, what she’s been doing and her past.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.
SEX, SEX, SEX, SEX… Now that I got everyone’s attention, let’s talk about the subject of my post today which is are book excerpts and trigger warnings really necessary?
I have always wondered are book excerpts and trigger warnings really necessary when you can look at the book cover. My opinion & conclusion is a resounding YES. You are probably wondering why? first you have to decide how do you decide to buy a book? Is it by the cover, the excerpt, by reviews or all of the above. Me personally, I am one of those people who look at a book cover then decide and only read the book sometimes. I learned the hard way don’t trust reviews. I will use an example that happened to me this past week and it was: I like to read that’s not a secret so I follow book sites to get a good idea of new books and authors I might want to buy. This past week I noticed some books being advertised and I checked out all the book covers. Surprised the book cover was neutral or just made me eerily turn off my idea to buy these books. The one book cover that caught my attention had a nice setting but what made the cover eerie was a man on the cover with his hands out reaching for the woman but the expression on the woman’s face was a terrified one and one asking the guy why are you doing this to me. Yes, I got all that from a cover then I started reading the book excerpt and it was so bad I cringed through what I did read and what I did read was so bad I didn’t even get halfway through it I had to stop. I found out real quick these books were about birching, spanking and beating their Brides To Be and their Brides to their bare bottom was almost bloody or to it was bloody. I found at least a half a dozen or more books like this and I thought where are the trigger warnings. The book with the book cover of the terrified woman on it, was about beating a woman’s bare bottom until it was almost bloody or until it was bloody. This was supposed to make the woman submit to the man and if she didn’t listen to the man the first time, each time he beat her got worse. I’m sorry but in my opinion this sounds like abuse. I found so many books like this without looking it just surprised me. A trigger warning should have been placed in the front of the book or right before the book excerpt. I like to read books in that time period but not about this. Even if there was no Trigger warnings, no book excerpts or even if there was a book excerpt and I ignored it, the book cover alone turned me off so bad I would not buy that book.
What are your thoughts?
Internet Meaning Of Birching: beat (someone) with a bundle of birch twigs as a formal punishment.
I did itI really did it, I finally completed my first book done with all my characters in which I entitled When Love, Murder, & Rejection Collide!! As you can tell from the title, Book one is about Love, Murder, & Rejection Collide. Now a little bit about about Book 2 in which I just started writing. Book 2 is entitled The Miracle Of True Love Finally Hits The Bulls Eye!! Book 2 is more of a Romance story. These two books have been really fun to write yet at the same time healing. You see my ideas for these two books are based on my experiences dealing with bullies in my past although I don’t use their real names, I put the book as fiction and finally of how I wish things could of turned out. I Added murder, love & rejection and I got a pretty decent book or at least I think so. If you ever read or even written a book then be honest with me and yourself, ever fallen in love with that bad boy that deep down, he doesn’t turn out so bad but the girl is still pretty leary of him? I have. I’ve fallen for my bad boy Sphen and fallen hard. I finished When Love, Murder, & Rejection Collide at 51,196 words and yes it ends in a cliffhanger sort of…
Maybe my dream of getting published might come true after all. I’ve accomplished the writing step and become an author. I may be an unpublished author but I’m an author none the less. Accomplishing writing my first book and first real box set. Am I happy— YOU BET I’M HAPPY!! I’m so happy I’ve been doing a continuous happy dance lol.
DAISY MAE IN HER RED HAT AFTER BECOMING A CROTCHETY COUGAR.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.
QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.
DAISY MAE IS THE CAT LYING DOWN ON THE BED AND TIGGER IS THE CAT ON THE BED LOOKING AT THE CAMERA.
Hi Everyone Crystal And Daisy Mae here, so where have we been all this time? Well on December 13, 2021 Crystal and the Dad that’s my human Dad got their second vaccine shots. Thankfully, no reaction for the Dad but for Crystal well that was a different story. Boy did Mom Crystal have a reaction. No not an allergic but her reaction was she got sick. She got the headache, earache, soar throat and a few other symptoms and has yet to get rid of them. She has tried everything she can think of but finally had to stop the cough drops for sore throats because one of the side effects was she started getting ulcers on her gums and gum line. Then what happens but life happens again and again and things are getting so stressed and frustrating she doesn’t know what to do except go live in fantasies and imagination. So Posting got put on the back burner and we are real sorry for that. We don’t know when we’ll post again so were on an indefinite temporary break.
First Off, when you’re thinking about bringing another pet into your family, there are several important suggestions/pointers I have about doing that. So what are they you ask? Below are a few I have and you may be able to think of some others too. Now on to those pointers/suggestions.
Point #1: Always consider where you’re living – Are you in an apartment, Pet friendly apartment or a house?
Point #2: When you think you’ve made a decision but you have a family, always take your idea to the family. In other words, call a family meeting and tell them what you want to do then talk it over as a family and let the children know that their ideas will be considered.
Point #3: When you’re decision has been made to get a pet, now the next part you want to talk with the family is what kind of pet do you want? Do you want a Cat, A Dog, A Bunny, A Feathered, etc… Whatever pet you decide on, you have to decide on a small, medium or large, make sure you’ll be able to:
a. you’ll have enough time to care of your new pet.
b. make sure you can take care of a new pet.
c. make sure you can afford a new pet. Pets are and can be expensive.
d. Always make sure your new pet has room to exercise and play.
e. Always make sure your all your pets have lots of love.
Point #4 & 5: Once you decided on what type of pet you want: Cat, Dog, etc…, now it’s time to go to local rescue/adoption shelter for pets. Most shelters have animals that make great pets. However, be very, very careful of those places that bring animals into malls and places like that. Ask plenty of questions like you would at a shelter. If the people can’t answer your questions and you know more about taking care of that pet than they do then walk away. Don’t get yourself into a situation where it ends in a catastrophe. Let me give you an example that actually happened to my family and I. We had just lost one cat and my family and I had finally decided to get another Cat. The only thing was, we decided we wanted a Kitten not a full grown Cat. Well being at the mall practically daily since I worked at a store in the mall I would walk down, there were animals that could be adopted. We adopted a kitten. Watch out for red flags. Examples of red flags are: a. You know more than the people trying to get you to adopt the animals. b. When the people argue with you and don’t listen to you. c.If they try to act like they know more than what they do it’s time to walk away. d. Another red flag is when the person tells you if the Cat dies within a week to let them know. Just to let you all know my family encountered this situation and sadly the cat we adopted only lived a week. She was to young to be flea dipped and we tried to tell the people she was to young they didn’t listen. I named her Cutie Pie. Cutie Pie only lived a week before earning her wings and flying to the Rainbow Bridge and beyond. This was quite some time ago but ended tragically.
So the moral is when you decide to get a pet, always start by making it a family decision & include the children, start by looking at a reputable animal shelter, always prepare for extra bills with your pets, Always look for red flags (hints that the people or animal isn’t reputable, always listen to that gut feeling that says something isn’t right because walking away is better than losing a pet in a weeks time (trust me I know) & if it seems to be good to be true it probably is.
Daisy Mae And I, we say always adopt and/or rescue a pet first but some would say getting a pet from a breeder is like rescuing a pet because the pets are not used like the breeder wants them to be they have become part of someone’s forever family.
It’s been a year as of April 22, 2022. That’s right when all this chaos and life hit my family and life hit my family and I. You see, it all started a few days before April 22, 2021 and then my youngest sister visited to see how everyone was and if we needed anything. I remember to this day what both Dad and I were doing. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks to make it easier to mow. We both had started having symptoms but they could be written off as something else or no big deal. The week before, we had scheduled our first vaccine shot for April 22 but that never happened because we were both diagnosed with COVID at Faster Care. Since then, my Dad was in and out of the hospital at least 4 different times and believe it or not he got all of his infections in the hospital. The only thing was Dad had to relearn to walk. Yep COVID took that away from Dad. I’m pleased to say he’s doing so much better now not 100% but doing better. The funny and Ironic thing is, yesterday was a year we both got COVID and we both were doing the same thing we were doing a year ago. Dad was mowing and I was picking up sticks. April 22 was the same day I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents and still am doing that today. Things are crazy at our house.
So who is this beautiful Cat named Snowball? Snowball is one of my Angels. She passed earned her wings and passed over the Rainbow Bridge many, many, many, many years. A guy who was the friend of the family came to our door one day for something and when he saw Snowball, he said we should have named her Avalanche.
Snowball is a rescue Cat who before we rescued her, lived on the streets and went from house to house trying to find something eat and find a place to sleep and try to stay warm. You all know how children are when they want something, they are good at concocting plans and schemes even if that means getting the one parent to go against the other and come in with them on their plan. Well that’s what happened with my two sisters and I teamed up with Mom to try to get Dad say yes but to no avail he kept saying “When Pigs Fly” AKA a big fat NO. Well if you have a cat or even owned a cat then you know Cats can sense who the person is they need to convince. Snowball sure could sense that person was Dad. So one day on a gorgeous day with plenty of sunshine, Dad went out on the Front Porch to enjoy the gorgeous day and the sunshine. Eventually, Dad got tired and stretched out on our glider to take a brief nap. Surprisingly, Snowball showed up and tritti trotted up the stairs to the Front Porch and hopped up on glider and curled up tight against his back and snuggled in to take a nice long kitty nap. When Dad awakened from his nap, he found Snowball sleeping on the glider with him tight up against his back. Well to say the least that did it, Pigs flew that day because Dad finally relented and Mom, My two Sisters and I got a victory because we rescued Snowball and from that day forward, Snowball had found her purrfect furrever, loving home where she got plenty to eat, plenty of toys and gave us so much fun and joy. Eventually, we got a dog who was a Pure Bread Female Alaskan Malamute, Snowball tolerated Shandar our Alaskan Malamute and lived many years with her. A picture of Snowball with Shandar is below.
As most of you know, I have found a new talent and hack to lesson the stress at least it does for me. That new talent and hack is writing for fun and yes it actually works. Well since my family and I all caught the nasty virus COVID 19, I was thrown into being a full time caregiver for both of my parents unexpectedly. So since I had already set a New Year’s goal of being done with the book I’m writing in which I entitled it appropriately When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide.First I should tell you allhow I found out I could write poems, short storiesand yes even books. You know how college professors and college classes can be well boring? One day my college professor who was very boring and strict took the class over to a building to where there was a meet & greet scheduled. She took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak and afterward we had the opportunity to meet her. I took that opportunity and met Maya Angelou that day. The one thing I remember her saying is to never give up. After that, I thought how cool it would be to write for fun so I decided to start small and tried writing short poems. When I found out I had success at that, I tried my hand at writing longer poems then I went on to short stories. Then approximately 2-3 years ago, I wanted to surprise an author friend who I had been following for a while and write her a poem about two of her main characters from some of her books. As a a fluke none less, the poem I wanted to write kept getting longer and longer about 2 pages worth so with good conscious I felt I had to stop then the next day I contacted the author told her what happened and what I was trying to do then apologized and she accepted my apology. After that, we came to a mutual understanding along with mentoring on my writing. She was really great and stills mentor me today in which I appreciate very much. But finally today I have progressed from writing practice books to writing a book of my own. The update on that book is below.
When Love, Murder & Rejection Collide: Book Update
You know it’s funny because the title for this book has changed 3 times. This book has literally been a labor of love. Also, it’s been hard work but well worth it. Will it ever be published? I really don’t know but I do hope so. If it gets that far at least I’ll have a draft of the book.My goal for this book is at least 40,000 words AKA novel length if I don’t get more. Right now from Jan. 1, 2022 to present day, I now have 33,983 words and I’m still writing. Am I having fun writing this book? You bet I’m having fun writing because the book is set in multiple settings. Also even though the book is set in multiple settings, the main setting is in Ireland. Like I said before, writing this book has been a labor of love but what I didn’t tell you is although this book is fiction, it’s based on my first hand experience from being bullied what can happen, what I wish would’ve happened and what I wish the way things could have been so this book that is fiction spans multiple genres. What genres is the book written in? The book is written in the genres of Mystery, Suspense & Romance.