Hello Dear Readers,
I know it’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts and it’s been for good reason. This girl has been very busy. No time for philosophy, deep seeded thoughts or most even just thoughts that constantly roam inside my head.
These past months I’ve been working a lot. Building the foundation to something great, when I started, I had no idea that’s what I was doing. It was just another job to me. One I’d never done before, good thing I pick up things fast. But by the end of March I was working on the bricks it takes to fully put into motion something of great substance and value.
Today I can say the journey that began at the beginning of 2013 has been a positive one, and for the life of me, I had no idea that’s what this year would hold for me or the other people involved. I did, however, know there would be writing this year, as I’d already done so much of it, trying hard to gain a place back in this world where I wasn’t so lost. It took a few months but I’m feeling a lot better.
So many negative things COULD get in the way BUT, I’m trying hard not to let them. It’s been your usual writer roller coaster of course but I can deal, it’s been normal in that respect. All but the book buying. I buy books, when I’m able, usually Kindle version because I have no more room in my tiny house to store them. Which I’m in the process of trying to find more room and that means cleaning out of the junk that’s accrued in this place so forgive me if I seem absent a lot this year. There’s work to be done and downsizing of interior household items once again.
Also, it seems, this is my year to get all my backlogged books into print and in your hands, dear readers. That is, if you still wish to read them. I know it’s been a very long wait…imagine being the one with the book and trying to sell something it seems like no one wants anymore. BUT, I can say, it’s not the final straw in the challenge that is the biz. I have so much more in store this year. I am almost finished with a four book series in first draft. The first is due out soon for you guys to read and the others will come to you this year as well. Many more projects are setting the scene for the year as well, like I said, backlog.
This is and has been a very busy year for me, because skills learned are becoming skills that will earn, that’s about all I can say in that respect for now, but look for an announcement toward the end of June or beginning of July, and when I make the announcement, if you wish for further info, all you have to do is get in touch and I will give you the details…not a long wait so have patience, I know, writers don’t have much even when we should LOL!
So, that’s what’s up so far on this the Journey 2013, editing and formatting my way along as per usual and just generally taking it a day at a time and as it comes. Hope you have a nice day and don’t forget, the best way to support your author’s is a review or a like and share if you like their work…Read and Write On!!
You heard it here folks, just releasing today is an awesome new historical fiction book titled Clothesline Blues, our dear friend miss Barbara Grovner went in under a pen name with this one, you guys should read this book, it’s so good.
As usual, she brings on the mystery, gets with it in the suspense department, and gives us the thrills that only she can with her words. Or, in the words of myself, an editor, she brought it!
You guys and gals out there who love a good story, will love this book. I can say, it took its turns, you didn’t know what would happen til ya got there. How about a bit of a peek into the story:
Bloody Sunday was an event in history that rocked the world as black people fought for the right to vote in America on the fringes of the Jim Crow Era.
Hilda and Frank lived together in a small New England town. The couple had been relatively happy for many years, but when Frank’s discontentment caused him to become mean and abusive, Hilda knew it was time to make a major change in her life. She yielded to the advances of a younger man who was head of a chapter of the Black Movement Coalition. Hilda was determined to be with him and after many sleepless nights, she came up with a solution – she would get rid of Frank. She enlisted the help of Pearl, her best friend, and neighbor. Although Pearl battled her own demons, she vowed to stick by her friend…no matter what.
Bonded by secrets, lies and murder, it’s hard to imagine two women will find the peace and happiness they so desperately seek…or is it?
Now wasn’t that an awesome trailer? I think so, well here it is folks, come get it!
You can get your copy in print or kindle by visiting:
Go get you copy of this great story today!
Once again, this is news on Legends, I know, when damn it! Soon! I promise! It’s in the pre-production stages again. I’m not sure when it will be with us, but I can tell you, instead of a series where you have to wait to see what happens next, it’s gonna be one big book. And the name has changed, I know call it, Mystik Legends.
“The beginning of the nightmare all started one summer day, just one, well really one night. It changed the rest of my and Morgan’s life. We didn’t know it then but we were flung into a destiny filled with monsters! Yep, you heard me, monsters. Anywhere from ghosts to vampires to demons trying to hunt us and kill us. That’s okay because we defend ourselves pretty well. Just the thought of it never ending makes me feel that certain rage.
My son was raised in this life, unfortunately. His father is mostly gone from this world, I thought he was, but I know better. And the whole world has no idea what’s going on behind the scenes. Whoever decided to write a book about it, they’re an idiot because no one’s gonna believe it. And how they found out about us, I don’t know. We’ve been careful to keep out of the papers and off the news. It’s been a ‘family secret’ for a while now. I guess if you wanna know, read the damn book, if you can take it, that is. I’m sure Morgan could enlighten the crowd a bit more than I can.” –Jen
This direct quote came from Jen who bore Warren O’Connell III. She didn’t even know she would have him until after the week from hell down in Tipton Ford, Missouri. He was raised knowing the art of keeping the secret and learning what it meant to fight against evil in the world that no one imagined was out there.
“Well, I’m pretty sure, you don’t want to hear from me but here goes. It happened a long time ago, it was f*&^ed up, we lived. Okay, we went on to experience a whole ration of F*&%ed up s*#@ that y’all wouldn’t see comin’ if it hit ya in the face. We killed more crazy s*&# than you can think up and we’d do it again in a heartbeat. After a while you just get used to kill or be killed. It’s not fun, it’s not good, it’s raw, terrible, horrifying. You scared yet? Cause you should be. If you stumble across some stupid ass author’s version of what happened and decide to pick it up, you’re one sick SOB that’s for sure!”—Morgan
If you want to know their whole story, soon, you’ll be able to do more than just glimpse inside their world, but envelope yourself in it.
During their fight with a six hundred year old Viking spirit, Jen and Morgan discover – not all things people believe about myths are really myths or intriguing urban legends, guised in the form of hearsay and rumor. While leaving an aging place of employment after a huge blow out with the boss; who still had no real idea, the two women discover yet another object and in succession another mission falls squarely in their laps.
This new mission leads them on yet another step in their journey to find themselves and figure out how to defeat something that isn’t supposed to exist. Once again friendship will be tested and fought for as the world is shed of another Vampire. Jen and Morgan go home with a new friend in tow.
And safe in the knowledge that Pandora, a Vampire ally, has taught Morgan about her witches’ powers and more importantly how to use them. While being instructed in her craft, another object was found that has the ability to kill anyone who isn’t of the succession in the line of blood – who always cared for their own objects. Without the object staying in the family with which it belonged, great damage would be done.
Witches and Free Masons spring on Sioux Falls, South Dakota to battle it out for the powerful object in order to see who will gain control of it. Jen, Morgan, the Free Masons and Pandora set out to fight for the object. Later all souls involved come together, aware things are only heating up…
After a long few months, things take a different turn and something new is putting the girls to the test, can demons really kick-start Armageddon? Do the girls have what it takes to stop them? Will this begin a vendetta between Lucifer and Jen?
Get ready for the adventure to begin this spring!
Well folks it’s Thursday, March 14, 2013, and guess what? I got a treat for you, as said in my ‘sing-song’ voice lol! Hope you enjoy it. It’s the next installment in the Everett Holmes series, gosh I love these books, so twisty, so turning, so absolutely scary at times…anyway, here you are, nice tasty morsel for you to nibble on before it comes up for release!
Everett Holmes Sanctuary of the Damned:
In a day and age when the Mayan calendar is about to wind down, society is gripped in fear. Governments around the world begin to fail, rioting hits the streets as social unrest becomes even more apparent, and churches of all religions are forced into the responsibility of trying to hold it all together. As the end of the dreaded Mayan prophecy approaches and turmoil continues to ravage the globe, a man in Chicago has something even more important in mind…the killing of his next victim.
It has been ten years since we last saw Everett Holmes and much has changed in his life. For a decade he has been searching for his old friend turned serial killer, Max McQueen. No luck and very few clues have taken him around the globe in a dire search that has brought him to near madness. The trail is now cold as ice and Everett finds himself thrust into the modern era where crime still happens on a daily basis and psychos are blazing their own trails through history.
Everett has become a lone wolf, a recluse, a lost soul. It’s not until his trusted friend Tommy made Lieutenant and needed his help, that he was able to crawl through the darkness and into the light of reality once again. A rash of new murders has taken place and the killer, as any professional in his trade, has become exceptional in his craft. He has eluded law enforcement at every turn until they have no choice but to call in the very best, or at least a man who used to be.
Through his drug-induced haze, Everett begins to see the workings of a madman whose penchant for angels and lost souls are just as important as the manner in which the bodies are discovered. On the road to tracking the killer, Everett puts himself directly in the line of fire and hopes to find his own personal redemption in the process.
Okay, who wants to see the trailer? Yep link is right here, prepare yourself! With only a few days left, the wait is nearly over! YAY!
And more on this awesome development as it comes in! Hope to see you guys around the virtual water cooler, telling me you love this book as much as I do, really soon!! Or you could just go tell Erik yourself, how much the book sparked terror or made you think, I’m sure he’d love to hear about it.
Hello one and all! Good day out there to you! I come bearing news once again. This time about the festival of books down in Tucson. YAY! Festival time! You know what this means? Authors from all over Arizona gather and events are held all day at the University of Arizona.
One of my favorite authors is going to be on site Sunday, so if you have you Pugs books get them out and go say hi to Erik Ekstrom who will be there signing books from 11:45a.m. to 1:45 p.m., in the Children’s Tent. Tell his I said hello as well. If you haven’t purchased the Pug Tails series, I advise that you do, the kids will love it, I know my little girl adores those books. She has them all signed and on her shelf. (Smiling.)
I would love to be in your shoes, folks, as you hold the hand of your little ones walking the campus gazing at all the fun stuff they will have there, and get to meet some authors as well. What could be better on a Sunday, midday, than to go over and take a peek under that tent and see all the adventures written for your children?
To seek out more info come to this page, or just to show some love:
Here’s the web site as well:
Have fun out there this weekend in the sun folks!! Smiling at you all from afar!
Hello folks! Hope you’re having a wonderful day out there in cyberspace. The reason for today’s post is to help promote a friend of mine, and fellow writer.
While I’ve read this book, I love it, and am so excited about the re-release of it into print, can’t wait to hold it in my hands! The material is adult content but if you can’t take the heat, get out the kitchen!
Let me introduce you to this wonderfully scary work of thriller fiction shall I?
Synopsis of Everett Holmes The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer:
A sadistic serial killer is on the loose, carving up the mean streets of Chicago one body at a time. This killer knows his trade and he takes pride in the slaying of each and every one of his victims. He taunts the elite group of investigators from the specialized homicide squad of the 16th precinct on a daily basis and leaves behind a bloody path of carnage and a purposely placed trail of clues in the form of fingerprints; fingerprints that just happen to belong to some of the most horrific serial killers in recent history. The problem lies in the fact that these killers of the innocent are all dead, killed by lethal injection at the hand of the court system.
Private investigator Everett Holmes, the great-grandson of the legendary investigator Sherlock Holmes has been running his own consulting service since leaving the Chicago Police Department. He takes on private clients, which is the bulk of his business, but he is also called in from time to time to help out with older cases that remain unsolved. His track record averages near a ninety-eight percent success rate, which makes him a valuable commodity to anyone hiring him, and he accepts the case as long as the price is right. Then there are those certain cases, the ones that touch his soul at the core, and the ones that demand to be solved. These are the cases that he does for free not only to solve it but, to keep his edge in the business.
Everett Holmes: Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer is a story of a man with a need to live up to his family’s reputation. No matter how skilled or how many difficult cases he solves, Everett seems to lack the self-confidence once exhibited by his great-grandfather Sherlock and all of the other Holmes men, generation to generation. Everett’s self-loathing characteristics lead him down the dangerous path of drug and alcohol addiction; where he plays a daily game of Russian roulette with his own life. On a particularly bad downward spiral, Everett gets the call from his friend Lieutenant Max McQueen of the Chicago Police Department. The killer has struck again and they are out of options; they need his help now.
As Everett joins up with the team he finds himself embroiled in one of the toughest cases of his career; a case filled with dirty cops and politicians, blurred friendships, incessant lies, a never ending supply of victims and a killer that can’t be stopped. With each passing moment and with each new body, Everett’s personal demons are conjured up once again throwing him into his own personal hell. Will he be able to get out of it in time to stop the brutal murders of the Forged Fingerprint Killer, or will Everett himself become the next victim?
Here’s what some of the fans had to say about it!
“I live in a world of murderers, killers, thieves, con men, scammers. and all around bad people. I am a suspense thriller writer. I thought I was pretty cool and creative and knew my trade craft, that is until I read Erik J. Ekstrom’s Novel, The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer. I doubt that I will ever be able to create such evil or monstrous characters as Ekstrom has. Even his protagonist can’t be trusted to do what you think he should do as he unwinds the coil of death and murder that leads the reader to the brink of insanity. I was never sure which character I could turn my back on as I burned through page after page of killings so creative only a person familiar himself with serial murder could possibly know and write about. I am tempted to make an anonymous call to the FBI’s Serial Killer team at Quantico and give them a heads up on Mr. Ekstrom…but first I want to read this novel again to steal parts and ideas for my own manuscript.”
“Everett Holmes is an intense psychological thriller that will keep you guessing. Erik’s writing brings the characters to life allowing an emotional attachment to each one. Each chapter takes you deeper and deeper into the mind of the killer while allowing you to feel Everett’s pain and frustrations. There are many shocking twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Excellent book. Can’t wait for the next in the series.”
“Everett Holmes: The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer” kept me involved with feelings of sympathy, irony, fear, disgust and many other emotions from the beginning! I love the twists and turns of the case! Everett, who is an EX police officer turned Cold Case solver and dealing with his own issues. Takes on a bizarre to say the least case and real psycho!! I am a HUGE fan of psychological thrillers and trying to solve before the end. However in this case I was unable to….GREAT WORK there Erik, takes a lot to stump me!!
If you want to read a book that you can’t put down and that keeps you twisting in your chair, THIS IS IT! PLEASE MORE EVERETT! I am having withdrawals ”
“Loved this book!! It is seriously twisted. It has a interesting group of characters including the main character, Everett, who is Sherlock Holmes’ great-grandson. Following in his great-grandfather’s footsteps, Everett is an investigator. He works on cold cases the cops have been unable to solve. He is doing well for himself until a mistake sends him into a tailspin. While still fighting with his demons, he is caught up in serial killer case that he hopes will get him back in the game, but what he finds may wind up sending him over the edge! If you love thrillers, don’t pass this one up! A word to the wise, it is graphic and deals with some sensitive subjects.”
“The first time I had ever heard of the book Everett Holmes: The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer was while I was on Facebook. I normally do not read this type of genre of book so I just overlooked it as another Novelist trying to get expose for their new book. About a week later I got my “recommendations” from Amazon and they were suggesting this book. Again I overlooked their suggestions. As time went by Amazon would still put this book on my recommendation list. Then Amazon offered a “sneak peek preview” of the book. So I downloaded the preview onto my kindle. Once I started reading I didn’t put it down until I read the preview. I can honestly say that I immensely enjoyed the preview and now I am reading the book in it’s entirety. Mr. Ekstrom has his own unique writing style that captures and holds your attention through the whole book. I have recommended to my book clubs to review this book and discuss our thoughts on the book, and the writing style in which it is written. After I finish this reading this book I have plans on purchasing his Storyteller series that he has out and any others he may write in this ongoing and continuing series.”
“If you like scary thrillers, you will love Everett Holmes: The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer.
From the beginning you are introduced to Everett Holmes, ex cop, now solving cold case files. He’s a very human very likeable character who finds what he is truly made of.
You’ll be thrown into the pits of hell, thrashed about and then spit out whole and alive on the other side. Literally.
I won’t tell you about the ending. Well, you will NEVER expect the ending…or will you??”
So, there ya have it folks, something you don’t want to miss if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading it and if you have, get it in print, there’s a few little surprises in there that just may startle you.
This is what I had to say about it when I had the enjoyment of reading it:
“Looking for a book in the mystery/psycho thriller genre? Well the first book in the Everett Holmes series, The Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer is a must read folks. It will surprise you until the very end, twisting up and unraveling the mystery is only part of the fun of this novel. And if you like your killers to be bad, try very bad, this guy will have you wishing you had the lights on, doors locked, and alarm system on.
As for Everett Holmes, being the great-grandson of legendary investigator Sherlock Holmes, it’s in his blood to find killers solving mysteries, and comes at a price; can Everett figure out the case in time to save some lives?”
Get your copy of Everett Holmes Case of the Forged Fingerprint Killer and find out today! It’s been re-launched on Kindle and is now in print format! I urge you not to miss this!
Watch the trailer here:
Go to Amazon and get it in print!
Coming soon! Everett Holmes Sanctuary of the Damned, for kindle and print! I’m very excited!! I know some of us have really been being patient waiting but the wait is finally almost over!
I hope to see you soon with the release of this book!
Hello one and all! Happy New Year to you all! I hope it turns out better than 2012. It’s been rough for a lot of us, the ones of you that I know personally, I know it has and I say, it can’t be worse now that it’s over!
We fought it and we won! We’re still breathing and still alive!
I feel the changing of the world, I don’t know about you but it’s starting to feel familiar again to me. By that I mean, it’s been a good last few days even though I spent some of it in pain (stupid teeth) but oh well. I can’t explain why I’ve been happier in the last few days but I can tell you, I’ve missed that feeling so much. Life is changing yet again that much I do know and can tell you.
It’s feeling like better things are coming, and I hope it’s a right feeling! We all need some changes for the positive. My friends, I’ve missed parts of things, you know, those simple little threads that if you pull them, laughter happens.
I’m still that girl who wants nothing more than to be happy inside. Peace, that’s one thing I’ve missed as well. And it’s been hard being so stressed this whole year and hurting, or hurting other people I care about or getting hurt by things that were done. Some day I will forgive those that did me wrong and I have forgiven and been forgiven on some ends as well.
I think it takes time for a heart to heal. I think my time of healing is almost over and that I’m hoping to get back to what we all do, and that’s life…breathing onto the pages of books.
I’ve been using my writing as a form of depression therapy over the past few months and I’m happy to say, it’s been helping a lot. Although it’s not the truth I’m writing, it’s a part of me. And it’s hopefully going to be a part of you this year! (Smiling!) I’m also working on a hopefully paying gig. AND I just wanted to add here that more of my work is hopefully going to be available soon too.
I know I did the self-publishing thing but hey, I did it my way. And I plan on doing more of it if I can figure out some fancy stuff in there. In the meantime, I’m still learning. Which is also cool!
This is the last day of the year from hell for a lot of us! I say we drink to that! And cheers my peeps! Here’s to a HAPPY 2013!!!
This post is all about the crafty things and if I can remember, I’ll include some art too.
This is the site of Alicia Jensen, she also has a sister site to this one, it’s called Dragoness Delights, but go visit either of her sites and tell her I sent ya. I bought something that my little one is going to be wearing tonight that’s rather cute.
This is the site of Rue Volley and her creative creations:
Well I also wanted to mention, yes some time in the future I will probably be purchasing something from Rue. Her stuff is cute too!
Hazel Mitchell does wonderful Children’s Illustrations.
Well for now I’m going to go but if you have some art or something you want me to add tell me!!!
Love you guys and Merry Christmas, happy Yule and all that good stuff!
Hello everyone! Yes, I’m kind of late in bringing you my last few Christmas posts and they may be a bit messy but I still wish to share with you a few artists, writers, and crafty folks for the holiday season.
This posting is about Writers and Poets. I have a company in my midst that has more than just fiction writers but also a varied selection of poets. Their name is PDMI Freelance Publishing. There among them are several artists of words.
Here’s some dark poetry from my friend Robert Marsh
Children’s Books By Author Concetta Payne
One of my favorite YA Romance and Fantasy authors, Pamela Swyers
Pamela Swyers Books And ohhh, I just saw two of them on kindle I might get, I’m behind on my Tryta Chronicles stories!
Author and Poet Craig Murray, he writes a lot of different things. All great stuff by the way.
Lorraine brings the spirituality to the mix.
The Dark Fantasy of Alexia Purdy
Jimmy Pudge is not only scary at times but very funny.
Well my brain is about to get belly up so I better quit for now with the shameless friend promos but hey, thought I’d give you guys some variety what can I say, love me some writers and poets.
Merry Christmas all, and to all good reading!
I know this may sound like psycho babble at the moment, but I wanted to write it, although my mind isn’t always quiet right when I’m ill, which I have been as of last few days. The picture I wish to post with this writing is one I found quite interesting. It depicts the two sides (in my opinion) of what we see. Sometimes we see the barren wasteland but long for the green and the ocean beyond.
Some might say it’s a writer’s thoughts. Desolate yet we seek the full color, the vivid emotional blues and greens. I think sometimes we see it both ways, dead and gone, yet full of life. It to me represents the bipolar-isms of the human mind. Sometimes we see things fully, yet are only able to eek out that with which is dry, having no true bearing on what we see. Either way it goes, it sometimes comes out of our mind not in the way of our choosing.
I thought this image was fitting because sometimes we wish we’d see more than just the dead things or sometimes we wish we were able to describe the ocean even though (this may surprise you) some of us have never seen it. More often we are given to the thoughts, we try as we might to see the things in our heads, visualize them so that others see what we see. Sometimes it’s not so easy. For some, the words do flow, for others it takes time to get to the place that breaks open to the ocean of words.
My focus over the years is normally not what it has been lately, while others had that I would just write when I was able and when the thoughts came, but right now, I do believe there is a beast living inside my head that tells me what I must do. Shortly I chose to give the beast back to whomever it belongs to. And then to go back to doing what it was I did before. But not before delivering a couple things to those who might enjoy them.
Time I fear is growing short, as I will probably go back to finishing an old project after I finish my work on a couple new ones. I’ve written the first draft of a novel in the short span of a month and a half, also I began working on another with which I will if time allows me, be finishing this month. While I’ve had the flu the last few days (or whatever horrid sickness that befalls me) I’ve chosen to not write but think of a few twists that may come to be of use a bit later in the plot to keep things interesting. As of right now, I’ve hit a spot of pleasantness among the group, we can’t have too much of that for then we wouldn’t have such an interesting book, now would we? I would think not. So, as I ramble on, know that I’m thinking as in my ill mind of turns that might spur other things so as to keep on guessing.
The picture, the one in this post, I liked as soon as I saw it, for it was this that kept me thinking of writer’s oxymoronic diatribe. How we think, how we feel, sometimes how thoughts can get lost among more thoughts. How words can sometimes be thought one way and come out another. How vexing it can be when all we wanted to do was capture the beauty of something and yet here it can be, described as something altogether different. It’s that way sometimes with the creative mind I guess, when in there, sometimes out here it translates otherwise. Just remember, sometimes I ramble when I’m ill and I’m addle-brained at best.
I can tell you this, the new project I’m working on shows great promise. And at 41k so far on the second book, I can’t complain. A truer form of therapy at the cost of nearly nothing but sanity, how can you beat that? LOL!
Well I have to go out and rest again. I’ve brought enough mischief your way for the time being and hopefully sometime in the coming year I can show you what I’ve been so secretive about. That will be loads of fun! Have a good day you guys and if you are also ill, get better soon!