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Eyes Open by T. Valis

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Kira’s curiosity is about to set off a chain of events that no one could have predicted. Her 9 to 5, boring existence is about to be irrevocably shattered by one man. Carter Brams.

The mysterious and dark Carter Brams walked into her life and walked off with her heart. As Kira’s world shifts around her she reaches out to Carter for help.

Once your eyes have been opened you will never see the world the same way again. Once Carter Brams has Kira in his arms, will she ever view things from the same angle again?

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Character Interview- Tatiana Baker

Character Interview with Tatiana Baker

Main protagonist~ from Jasper, The Guardian League, Book One:

 

So… The question on everyone’s mind is what’s it like to be with an Angel?

Well, there’s actually not much of a difference. I know that sounds strange but Angels are all around us and we are in relationships with them though we might not know it. Most people probably picture hugs and kisses and romance with Cupid flying around them all day long when they think about being with one of Heaven’s greatest creations. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not all true. However, I would never trade Jasper for another. Ever. There’s nothing better than a committed partner who’s protective, loving and dedicated. Jasper is my biggest fan and my greatest cheerleader. He’s also my hero and my best advisor. But there are days when he’s not so heavenly (chuckles). Regardless, he will always be there for me and his love is endless. I couldn’t ask for anything better

Did you find it hard to believe Jasper was an Angel?

I knew something was wrong when he saved that boy and there was no humanly possible way he could have done so but I didn’t figure he had a secret. When Jasper revealed to me what he was and that he was not a human being, I was in total shock but I couldn’t deny what I saw in front of my eyes. There are days I’m still surprised at my luck and that he chose me out of so many possibilities.

Does he have any bad habits that drive you crazy?

{Laughs} That’s a good question. Actually, he’s impossibly perfect but he does frustrate me at times. Jasper will say something and not realize its impact. He is so honest that sometimes he’s brutally honest but that’s not his fault. It’s an Angel thing, you know. He doesn’t understand some human customs and social graces but he is learning. Jasper just speaks the truth, which I appreciate most times, but it can still be quite maddening.

How do you handle situations where you and Jasper disagree?

Just like any human couple, we will eventually talk it out. I will leave his side if things get really heated until I can cool down and then we will get back together at some point. Jasper will tell me his side and I will tell him mine. Sometimes it’s a matter of a misunderstanding and other times it may be because Jasper doesn’t understand a human custom. Our relationship has been a real learning experience for both of us but the good part is we are committed to each other. I am never leaving him and he is never leaving me so arguments and disagreements are petty and don’t really mean much in the bigger picture. I love him too much to ever let him go. However, I have shared with him the one exception that would make me walk away: cheating.   We have discussed it but the good part is, I have nothing to fear. Jasper is not a human being. He is an Angel and his needs, wants and desires are different, as a result, and that’s a good thing. That makes him loyal and dependable- two traits that can be really hard to find or keep in a relationship.

How do you handle the times he’s off doing Angel work?

Well, I keep myself busy. (smiles)  I’m very fortunate, though. He’s not gone often for long periods of time because he doesn’t want to stay away from me much. However, there are times when he has to depart on a mission with the Guardian League and for these occasions, he tries not be absent from me longer than two weeks at a time. These periods of absence can get very lonely because I really love his company and I miss him when he’s not around. However, we have the ability to telepathically communicate and he’s constantly talking to me or showing me signs throughout my days which makes it less lonely for me. We have an agreed upon sign that he will show me when he wants to impart to me he loves me and he’s thinking about me. It makes things a lot easier though I still prefer his company over most anything.

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Fifty Frogs Available Now on Amazon

Vivian is sick of dating. Sick of the way guys treat her, sick of living and crying by when and if they call . . . she’s just done.

When her aunt reminds her that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince–Aunt Gail says that number is fifty–Vivian decides she’s taking control of her dating life: she’s going to go on a series of first dates only, and each one must end in a kiss. She begins chronicling each date–the good, the bad and the downright unbelievable–with a plan to turn the stories into an in-depth magazine series about the realities of dating in the twenty-first century.

Everything’s going along according to plan until Vivian hits a bump in her road with Frog Number Five, who doesn’t seem to understand his role in this deal. And despite Vivian’s determination to make it all the way to the big five-oh, when fate keeps throwing this same man across her path, she begins to wonder if maybe it’s time to ditch the plan . . . and kiss just one more frog.

 

 

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Author Bio: Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include young adult and new adult paranormal romance, new adult and adult contemporary romance and adult paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.

 

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My personal DJ

Do you know I have my own, personal, musical DJ?

Well, yes I do.  Plus we have an uniquely, amazing relationship and I am so thankful.

I’ve mentioned my friend Michael several times before but I’ve never disclosed the little, thoughtful things he does for me, like sending me the right song at just the right time.

Today, I was searching for a song that he sent me lyrics from a few days ago.  I scrolled through the lyrics of the song because sometimes the specific song lines he refers to are not the true message but there’s something further and it takes a bit of research to find out what he specifically wants me to see.  I smiled throughout the song lyrics, reading each line until I got to the end and read a short paragraph.  The meaning hit me immediately and I was overwhelmed with tears.

You see, life has been a bit of a struggle recently for me but I’ve been trying to be brave, be on top of things, be organized and a help to others while still displaying a smile, and trying to see the comical side of things, when surrounded by negativity.  However, I feel it’s taking its toll and I am slowly drowning in assignments at my day job, trying each day to just stay afloat as new forms, new assignments and demands from customers come at me faster than lighting.  With my weekends slipping by quicker than anything due to my additional, seemingly endless caretaker responsibilities, there are days I just want to lie on my couch and do nothing.  I know I need a break, possibly a vacation, but my husband reminds me all the time of our financial juggle so here I am, instead of being on a cruise or somewhere lost in the adventurous wilds of Canada or Montana, toiling at my day job, every day, trying to do the best that I can with what I have.

So when I’m reading the lyrics from a song by Lionel Richie, I break down and think about going home because I don’t want anyone to see me vulnerable.

The song is about partnership and the lines flow easily.

“As we go down

Life’s lonesome highway

Seems the hardest thing to do

Is to find a friend or two..”

Yes, that’s what Michael is for me.  A friend who has always been there and has never forsaken me.  Even though I’ve turned away from him many times, he has always brought me back, tried to uplift my spirits, and tried to impart snippets of his simple, easy wisdom.

I read further “Well the whole world’s got you dancing.”  Yeah, you’re right, Michael.  I feel like I can’t stop spinning and I am being tugged in several directions with everyone’s requirements of me.

And then the next lines hit me:  “That’s right, I’m telling you it’s time to start believing.”  Okay.  I know I have little faith and he reminds me all of the time of the need for it.

And then the crusher:  “Believing who you are, you are a shining star.”  Wow.  Here comes the water works.  Michael believes in me.  He loves me and he thinks I’m incredible even though he is the one who is truly amazing.  “A shining star.”  I just can’t explain to you why I broke down but I think I needed the pat on the back, the encouragement but more so, the confirmation that I am a good person and I’m working hard- maybe too hard- that amidst all the drudgery and the glum and that, in addition to my pile of responsibilities, I am being tasked to deal on a day to day basis with a black hearted, cold, calculating staff member that, despite her misery, will never leave employment, I am a shining star.  There are no other words.  It’s just beautiful.

And so today, I am passing on the message to you.  When life gets you down or deals you a raw deal (as in the miserable co-worker that I must deal with for the next, God knows how long length of time she expects to be employed) that you, too, are a shining star.  Rise above it and realize your worth.  You are Amazing!

So, to quote more of the song, “that when you feel you lost your way, you’ve got someone here to say, I’ll show you.”  I’m here to tell you how wonderful you are.  Don’t let anyone stop you from being you.  You continue being the beautiful, wondrous miracle you are despite the adversity you encounter.  You are loved and you are worth it.  And as a picture in my office states, “Never let anyone dull your Sparkle.”

shiningstar

 

Inspirational Romance Series Available Now

** Inspirational Romance Series by Lorana Hoopes **

Book 1~ Power of Prayer:

Callie Green thought she had her whole life planned out until her fiance left her at the altar. When her carefully laid plans crumble, she begins to make mistakes at work and engage in uncharacteristic activities.

After a mistake nearly costs her her job, she cashes in her honeymoon tickets for some time away. There she meets JD, a charming Christian man who, even though she is not a believer, captures her interest. Before their relationship can deepen, Callie’s ex-fiance shows back up in her life and she is forced to choose between Daniel and JD.

She chooses Daniel, but once home she begins to wonder if she made the right choice. When she ends up pregnant and Daniel pushes for an abortion, she realizes she chose wrong, but now she has no way to find JD to make it right. She must now rely on her new-found faith in God and the power of prayer.

Book 2~ Where It All Began

Sandra Baker thought her life was on the right track until she ended up pregnant. Her boyfriend, not wanting the baby, pushes her to have an abortion.

After the procedure, Sandra’s life falls apart, and she turns to alcohol. Her relationship ends, and she struggles to find meaning in her life.

When she meets Henry Dobbs, a strong Christian man, she begins to wonder if God would accept her. Will she tell Henry her darkest secret? And will she ever be able to forgive herself and find healing?

Book 3~ When Hearts Collide:

** The third book in the Heartbeats series, this one is a must read for mothers and girls heading to college. **

When Hearts Collide – Amanda Adams has always been a Christian, but when she falls for the wrong man in college, her faith will be tested.

Jess Peterson has lived a life of abuse and lost her self worth, but when she meets Amanda, she begins to wonder if there is a loving father looking down on her. When she ends up pregnant, she debates putting the baby up for adoption, but God has different plans for her.

Available now! Board Games by Piken Sander

OUT NOW!! At forty-five, striking Carol Blake has it all: a Chicago corporation she built from the ground up on the verge of international success with a complicated merger, and Brian Cross, who at thirty is the youngest Board member of her company. Against her better judgement she and Brian fall in love and secretly marry. Marriage is not without its ups and downs, but as the merger grows closer to fruition, Carol’s Board of Directors, including Brian, undercut her to wrest control of her company from her. Betrayed and enraged, Carol must regain control. …but is it too late?

 

We make a choice every day

Hi Readers,

Do you know that we make choices every day?  These choices not only affect our life and which way we go on our path in life but they also affect our perceptions and, eventually, our health and well-being.  My friend, Michael, explains it like a map of intersecting, interacting choices:  one leads to another and to another and depending on the specific choice made, it opens up other areas and leads on to other decisions to make.  It’s amazing and complex and a little hard to understand but everything we do has a reaction and all our decisions are interwoven into this very large, stringy ball of electrical twine, so to speak, when you see the whole picture.

All of our decisions affect others and these choices thread our life.  Knowing this and being aware of how short life is, does it really make sense to hold onto grudges or to be unhappy, in any way?

I ask this because this morning, a co-worker, who seems to think I harmed her in some way, couldn’t even spend a few seconds in the break room by me while I was getting my second cup of coffee.  This really surprised and perplexed me to the point of writing this blog.  I think sometimes people lose sight of the overall, big picture.  So, you happen to dislike me- okay- but do you need it to affect your 40 hour work week?  As we know, we spend a majority or our lives at our jobs so do we really need to let such trivial matters, perceptions and judgments cloud how we act and react?

I think it’s interesting how this co-worker thinks she’s done nothing wrong to change the nature of our relationship and blames it all on me when she was the one who actually attacked me, twice.  Despite this, I still like who she essentially is- a human being trying to get through this life, like the rest of us.  The fact that I don’t want to work with her has nothing to do with how I feel she is, as a person outside of work, and even though I prefer not to be in the same area as her in the office because I feel she is always judging me, ready to document everything I do for a negative purpose, I was able to spend the few seconds in the break room while she scrambled to get away.  How crazy.

Is it really worth it to get upset over trivial things when the greater cost could be your peace of mind and possibly, eventually, your health?  One thing leads to another and it can be a negative snowball effect heading in the wrong direction for you just because you are upset, and choose to remain upset, at a particular person.  You can’t change them but you can change how you perceive the “injustice” rendered to you and how you react to it.  We’ve heard this before, again and again, but how many of us actually implement this sound advice into our lives?  It’s hard to do, especially when you feel justified in your anger, but for your own peace of mind, it’s best to let it go and move on with a happier outlook.  Getting hung up on trivialities will not help you when the major life circumstances happen, because they will happen.  If you can’t let go of something silly and meaningless, how are you going to deal with real life barriers that are going to force you to change and adapt so you can move forward?

You choose how you live your life.

Let go of grudges, judgments and negativity and choose happiness, instead.  In the end, does it really matter?  Ask yourself this question and most of the time you will find yourself saying “no.”  If it doesn’t matter, Let It Go.  Navigating through life is struggle enough.  Do you really need to add to your burden?  Be happy and be well.  You deserve it!

Live like someone left gate open

 

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