What mysteries will Caitlin find in the palm of a teen’s hand? #new #paranormal snippet #8sunday

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Welcome to yet another Weekend Writing Warriors.

And, yes, my friends, your eyes do not deceive you, the new Antique Magic novel, MOURNING DOVE LOCKET, is here! 🙂 So what are Caitlin and company up to this time? Here’s a little taste of the book in 8 lines. A little set up, a teenaged girl has come up to Caitlin in a thrift store and offered her a gold locket, now she’s checking with the mother to make certain she has permission to offer it…or that’s the plan, anyway, until the teen opens her mouth:


A woman of clear Hispanic descent stood [at a display], perusing [some] items. Caitlin approached her yet her daughter made the introductions. “Mom, she’ll give Abuela her necklace.” Continue reading “What mysteries will Caitlin find in the palm of a teen’s hand? #new #paranormal snippet #8sunday”

Freaky Friday–Real life Buffy the ghost–er–demon hunters

Do y’all remember the television show/movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Okay, I’m not going to ask what you thought of them, but the show does bring to mind the idea of hunting baddies of all ilk. (Of course my characters Caitlin and her friends are beginning to brush up on just that in my Antique Magic series) so…when I saw this article the other week about A group of teen girls performing exorcisms (while I completely disagree with their belief that Harry Potter instigates evil *sigh*), I couldn’t resist. 🙂 I had to share it with you.


Note the one girl wears black nail polish. I guess she didn’t get the message that at one time we were branded evil for doing so. 😉 Did I care at the time? Do I now? uh….no. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the article. Have a very…freaky Friday, my friends!

Freaky Friday–vampires, witches, and plague victims, oh my!


For today’s freaky Friday installment….

This could be filed under lots of things I suppose. What’s odd about is the evolution of how our species looked at their neighbors. That at one time we considered old age a mark of witchcraft just feels that way now. At least to my modern eyes.  The other thing that’s odd is how we at one time in history buried our dead to appease our own fears. Take this poor woman, for instance: A plague victim in 16th century Europe. Was she a witch or a vampire? Imaginations can go wild. For a writer, even more so. 😉

If you’d like to read the article, it’s here: via National Geographic.

Thankfully, we live in a more modern age….right?

The Ghostly Guardians of Korner’s Folly

I ran across an interesting article Kala Ambrose wrote  for FATEMAG.COM . The thing that drew my attention was her mention of the famous Winchester House. There’s a house that holds some things that make one go “hmm…“, don’t you think? My dad was intrigued by it and it was a general joke that one day ours would look the same. That’s another story though….I’m not going to say it had any influence whatsoever on a certain little attic I wrote about in my novel but is it possible? *nodsnods* Maybe so.

I hope you enjoy Ms. Ambrose’s story on these ghostly guardians and mysterious houses as much as I did.

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Sweet Saturday Sample–House of Cards

Welcome to another  Sweet Saturday Samples. Some of you are new to this so, this is just a little blog hop where authors share bits of their work.  For instance, this little scene. This is from my new paranormal horror story, House of Cards. I hope you find it intriguing. 🙂

Embraced by the carriage’s comfort, Sinjon remained unaffected by the horses’ wild flight through the darkened French back roads. The storm clouds above hid the moon from sight. But Sinjon wasn’t focusing on anything other than the tarot cards he shuffled in his hand. The exercise did nothing to drive away the memory of his escape.

A flipped card, a second: Death stared up at him. His blue eyes peered at it through the darkness, disgusted with its appearance. He’d had enough of Death; the year was awash in blood: the Terror had decimated his circle of friends and family. The king and queen deposed, imprisoned, beheaded; their friends and supporters incarcerated, many families devastated. His parents were most likely dead. Why had his family hurried him off to safety? For Porter, his mother’s firstborn, Sinjon could well understand.

Glancing out the window as they passed a lonely, barren tree he wondered, But why me? It made no sense, given their history. Disdaining his mother for his conception, as the son of another man, most of the time Father ignored him or treated him as second best. His father’s family wouldn’t lend him a helping hand. His paternal grandmother’s home in Dover now might be the only refuge.

If we can make it.

He hoped the cover of night, the serpentine route they traveled toward the border of Calais, from where he hoped to sail safely to England, would serve them well. He couldn’t count on his bastard blood sparing him the bloody fate of the rest of Paris’ elite…

Will Sinjon make it to safety? You’ll have to read to find out!

House of Cards

You can’t escape Fate….

A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?

House of Cards

If you’d like to find out what happens, House of Cards is available for $.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. You can also *points* add it to your Good Reads lists from here, if you like. 🙂 Thanks for reading. For more Sweet Saturday Samples, see the Sweet Saturday Samples site at http://sweetsatsample.wordpress.com/