Pre-Order – Purchase AMBER WAKE – Gabriel Falling for Your Chance to #Win a 7″ #Kindle Fire!

Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling by P.S. Bartlett and Ronovan Hester

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Do you really need to ask yourself this question mate?

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*Winner must live within the continental United States.

And the #Votes are In! The Winner and Name of the #Pirate Ship Is…

THE TAINTED ROSE!!!

For submitting the winning name, the winner of a signed copy of JADED TIDES when it is released is:

JAY ARCHER!

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Thank you all so much for participating! You all made this so much fun! I’m sure there will be many ships yet to name so if you don’t mind, I’ll keep them all for my future books!

 

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Life will always throw down the gauntlet but you have to put on your armor and run it.

It will never move out of your way and you can try to go around it but it will find you again.

It’s up to you to navigate your way through but once you pass through it, the road will clear, the dust will settle and eventually, up pops another one.

Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Never, ever quit.

Quitters never win!

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My Medal Arrived!

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Although I’m disappointed I cannot attend the ceremony in Florida due to financial constraints, this gorgeous baby takes the sting out if it.

Thank you Kitty and Ravenswood/Gmta for believing in my book and thank you Readers’ Favorite for choosing it for the Silver Medal in Paranormal Fiction!

Most of all, thank you everyone who read my book and continue to support my dreams every single day!

Inspiration Comes from the Damnedest Places

To you–yes, you reading this tonight or tomorrow or whenever, you may look up at the title of this blog and say, “What the…?” but I assure you, inspiration came and it lingers in every cell of my body at this moment. I don’t need to tell you what it was. I only need to move forward in knowing how it made me feel.

Often times we find ourselves in difficult situations and we turn to others for an ear and almost everyone will say, “I’ve been through so much in my life. I completely understand.”

Not that I would ever minimize or dismiss anyone else’s experiences but I too have been through a lot in my life and I wouldn’t think of comparing my own experiences to anyone else’s. However, when you’re in that moment or moments when you have no idea what is happening or how it happened, your mind and even your body takes you back to a place where you may have felt the same way as you do right now and they remember for you–no matter how hard you try to forget.

Your memory and your physical body know exactly what you’ve been through and they react in involuntary waves.

The first wave is disbelief. You cannot believe you’re going through these emotions yet again and you become confused and maybe even doubt what is happening.

Then, like some kind of magic, your mind and body take over and say, “Look, we’ve been here before and no, you’re not imagining this. Let us handle it.”

Next, at least in my case, I shut down. Once my senses reach a certain point, I shut off the incoming impulses and step away. I’ve learned over many years that continuing to engage myself in a negative situation will drain me of not only my energy but my self respect, if I continue to allow myself to be drawn into a situation I have absolutely no control over.

I just don’t do it anymore. I become indifferent. I go numb. I write. I distract myself from the impulses and slowly wind down until the whole world goes away except for me and my thoughts.

You may wonder what could possibly be inspiring about being numb? Well, I’ll tell you–at least from my own point of view.

It’s inspiring to me that I listen to myself and do not allow my instinctual reactions dictate how I move forward. These reactions may overcome my resolve for a brief time–sometimes five minutes, sometimes, thirty but then, my conscious mind takes over and reminds me that I am in control of myself and my own life, my emotional and physical memory is not.

How someone else behaves towards me has nothing to do with how I react to them. The best I can hope for is that during that brief time, I haven’t already crossed the path of no return.

I’m not always right. I’m not always wrong. However, I’ve tried to reprogram myself over the years not to engage but to rather back away and come at a situation from another perspective. Some situations are better to just back away from completely for a bit. That too is inspiring.

Many times I have faltered. Most of the time I am a very cool blooded, laid back person but as they say, still waters run deep. Within those deep and still waters has always been a passion, that when the trigger pebble is tossed, ripples flow out beyond even the boundaries of my own expectations–both the good and the bad. If that pebble is negative provocation, the ripples can grow into a tsunami until everything in it’s wake is leveled and has to be completely rebuilt from the ground up. The wake of this reaction is messy and the clean up can take quite some time.

I’m inspired tonight because I stopped it. I controlled it. I allowed the ripples to wash over and past me without completely wiping everything out. I shut them down. I shut myself down. I stilled the waters and allowed the coolness to flow back in. I’m peaceful and can see over it all.

I’m inspired just to be able to take control of my actions and my mind.

I’m inspired because this was not always the case.

I’m inspired because  I’m still growing and learning who I am and what I am capable of.

I win.

An E-Mail that Blew My Mind – Second Place in the PubSlush-BookLogix Pitch Contest!

Is this real life?

I’ve been asking myself that for a week now. I entered this contest a few weeks ago. I pitched “The Blue Diamond – An Ivory Razor Adventure.” I love this book so much. This means more to me than anyone could possibly know.

Hello Peggy,

Congratulations! You are the second-place winner in the Fund Your Book Contest from Pubslush and BookLogix!

We will be in contact soon with more information on your prize from BookLogix.

I have also copied in Justine from Pubslush, and she and her team will be in touch with you about the prizes from Pubslush.

One Second Place winner will enjoy:

  • Gold Pubslush Prep package (see details below)
  • Exclusive Kickoff on the BookLogix Community Page on Pubslush
  • Free Book Cover Design from BookLogix
  • Author Feature on the Pubslush Blog and BookLogix’s Blog
  • Pubslush tote in the mail

Thanks so much and Congratulations!

Angela DeCaires
Publishing Director
BookLogix
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Yes…I actually took a picture of it on my phone. Admit it, you would too.
I am beyond honored, thrilled, thankful and blessed right now. Thank you all for your support, encouragement and friendship. I’m over the moon.