So tomorrow is my birthday, my 40th birthday to be precise. I must admit that I am having a tougher time with this birthday than anticipated. I am not where I thought I would be at this age, though I have accomplished many things in my life that I am proud of. But that doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about changes that I want and need to make in my life.
I have a great husband, two loving dogs, an awesome extended family, some really good friends, my life despite some serious health issues, and my writing career. Not to mention a roof over my head and food to eat. My life really is not that bad and I am grateful for that.
As to changes that I need to make, well I need more balance in my life. That means making some changes in my day job situation. I need to focus more on meditation and yoga. I need to take better care of my body and mind. That means more exercise and more time for reading. I need to inject more fun into my life. At my age I also need to start thinking about saving more and settling down some.
All in all, I am in a good place and this birthday is only inspiring me to make my life even better, even if that means letting go of things that are holding me back.
Okay, I know I am a little late to the party reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I know that is has been around for awhile and that numerous people have already been touched by this book and that there has been a movie made from it. But I believe some books are meant to be read at certain times in your life. I think that was the case in this instance. I am about to turn 40 later this week and it is a time in my life when I am thinking about where I fit in, thinking of making changed, trying to become a more authentic self. This was the perfect book to read for where I am in my life. It is a moving story about one woman's journey to find balance within herself and that is something that I can totally relate to. I found this book very inspiring and I think that the thoughts and feelings that it brought up withing myself are going to help me make some changes this year and beyond. Great book!
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If you are looking for a fast and steamy read, this is the book for you. Taking a fairytale into modern times and turning up the heat in a very sensual way. This story captured the thrill of falling in love in such an accurate and quirky way that I read it in less than a day. I just couldn't put it down! There is a nice, slow build to the tension in this book that just keeps you hooked until the end. 5/5 stars for sure!
For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse. He takes the train every night en route to collect souls. Like any lovelorn fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price—a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper. Stay distant—that’s been his mantra and what keeps him sane.
Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman. He believed one night couldn’t hurt, but he sorely underestimated her determination. Every encounter between them is a reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night, but it can’t last. Even if she sparks long buried feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can’t let this continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost her life.
No matter how hard Kelsey Martin tried, she couldn’t shake the deliciously sinful Tucker Peters out of her mind. He’s everything she wanted in a man and more. There’s only one problem—he’s also her best friend. Tucker is a bear shifter, and being thrust into his world without warning didn’t deter her feelings in the least.
From the moment Tucker Peters laid eyes on Kelsey he knew he’d do anything to be with her. After what seemed like forever, she finally agreed to give him a chance, but of course, nothing is ever that easy.
Danger and secrecy is the name of the game, and it hits close to home. Kelsey falls victim to an experiment gone wrong, and accepting her fate may be impossible. Something Tucker may never forgive himself for…
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Megan lives on seven acres of land in rural Alberta, Canada and enjoys the simple country life. Paranormal romance allows her to create the places and characters she has always wanted to read about. She enjoys bringing her stories to life every chance she gets. When she isn’t writing she’s spending time with her husband and daughter whether it’s camping, riding ATV’s or just hanging out at home. Her family is the most important thing to her.
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Charles finished cleaning up then ascended the stairs from his “workroom” and entered his much more comfortable den. He turned on his computer, eager to see what the media and the police were making of his latest escapades. He was pleased when he found the latest headline in the Denver Post, The Inquisitor Still at Large. “Excellent! A name worthy of someone like me!” He chuckled, feeling like a proper villain now.
He would have been ashamed if he had been dubbed the Killer or something equally lame, or worse, had received no name at all. He had been leaving evidence of his torture on the victims just for this reason. The infamy and notoriety fed his narcissistic ego, and he didn’t mind in the least. He wanted to be seen as a proper villain, not as some boring textbook serial killer. “Now to see what the authorities know.” He smiled, eager for more of a challenge than he had of late.
“Ah excellent, I have already moved from local police to the FBI. This will make a much better game.” He smiled to himself, breaking into the encrypted government database to see who had been placed in charge of his case. “These humans really need to learn to protect their information better. That barely presented a challenge,” he mumbled to himself.
Last week I talked a little about getting more organized when it came to my writing. I also mentioned that a new desk and writing area was a big part of that plan, so I thought that I would share a little picture of my writing corner. I can't help but feel inspired in this new spot! And I must say that so far it is really working, I am getting more done this month than I have in months and it feels great!
I thought that this year at least once each month I would share a little of whatever I am working on at the moment. This helps let you, my readers, know what will be coming out down the line and hopefully it will help keep me accountable and on track. Now I will be sharing completely unedited and raw snippets, so be gentle!
This month I am finished up a steamy m/m hockey romance that WILL be to my publisher by the end of January. I have fallen a little behind with this work but the end is in sight! The working title for this piece is Ice Breakers. I might change it but I kinda like it. What do you think?
Anyways, here is a little unedited snippet!
Lost in his thoughts, Nathan excused himself to visit the restroom. After exiting the men’s room, he was still so up in his head and not paying any attention to where he was going, that is until he ran into something akin to a soft wall. Shocked, Nathan felt himself falling back when strong hands reached out to steady him. Looking up, his breath caught in his throat when he looked into the sky blue eyes of one of the most attractive men he had ever laid eyes on. The man before him had a tall and powerful build, which explained why he had almost fallen when they bumped into each other, he was not used to literally bumping into Greek gods come to earth.
“Are you okay?” Came a deep and way too sexy voice, complete with an accent that Nathan couldn’t quite distinguish. Was this man placed here to make Nathan lose his mind from pure lust? Maybe he was hallucinating his perfect man. Too much work and too little sleep made people lose their minds right? Maybe this is what his mind had come to after months of not sex. Stranger things could happen. This might be the time he finally got carted off in a strait jacket.
So this year I am going to keep doing some movie reviews as I have time. After all I love storytelling in all shapes and forms and I do love movies.
The first movie that I am reviewing is Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water. Now I am a huge fan of del Toro and he certainly does not disappoint in this film. As should be expected from this director, this is a visually stunning film. Such attention to detail and mood is paid that it creates such a touching and beautiful universe on the screen. I also loved the unique love story that takes place in this film. Though this movie may not be for the faint of heart, it is strange to some I am sure, but I was truly touched by the characters in this film. Excellent casting and acting make you care for and ultimately understand these characters and their motivations. At the heart this is a story about outsiders who simply want to be loved and accepted. I urge you to go see this movie and to just take it in. I give it 5/5 stars, one of the best films I've seen in a while.
On Monday I talked about my writing goals for 2018, well today I thought that I would share my health goals for the new year.
I think health goals and resolutions are some of the most common ones that people make this time of year and I am no different. I have some health issues that will never disappear, but that doesn't mean that I can't do things to make my life better and healthier. Now for my own personal sanity, I am not setting specific weight goals and such, but rather just trying to improve my overall health.
I plan on walking more this year and attempting to meditate and do yoga most days of the week. I am not going to say every day as that only sets me up for failure. In fact I didn't do much yoga or walking last week as I was fighting one of the nastiest colds I've had in a long time, but I am not beating myself up about it. This is a new week and I am getting back into the swing of things. I had started eating healthier last year and I am continuing that trend into this year. That means eating out less and just cooking more at home and watching what I eat. Sugar is something that I am eating a lot less of because eating it was making me feel not so good. That means I have really cut back on wine and drinking but truthfully I am not missing it. Small changes like this add up and that is what I am aiming for. I want to live a health lifestyle, not a quick fix. And I am so happy to report that my husband wants to join a gym with me so that we can work out 3-4 times a week together! I am really excited for us to get healthy together.
Did you make some health goals for this year? What were they?
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