Showing posts from January, 2013

Review Time! American Goddesses by Gary Henry

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to The Locker for book review time once again. Today, it’s all about American Goddesses by Gary Henry.

Gary is an author, reviewer, ultra-marathoner, and lover of women. Please visit his book review site Honest Indie Book Reviews ~ I give this unique novel 3.5 snowflakes. Overall, I enjoyed this super hero tale of women saving the day. I found the storyline engaging and intriguing. Other than a few housekeeping errors, i.e. one minor character’s name and a city changing spellings in a couple of instances and couple slight grammatical issues, this book is worth the time and money to read. Gary begins with the notion that any of us average ordinary women could become a superhero with infinite powers. It pushed my mind into overdrive with what powers I could envision myself with. The escapism from this fantasy was good when stress had the best of me. I believed I could sit at the table of the Justice League or borr…

The Light in Their Eyes - Tuesday Tales

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my (still yet unnamed) new young adult WIP, to include the word, "light". Please enjoy! 
“Look, look, he kissed her again!” Little girl giggles broke out across the darkened room. “What do you think that’s like?” “I don’t know but, it looks silly.” Suddenly, light illuminated the sterile room, hindering the “show” the two young girls watched, causing them to squint against the sudden irritation. “Hey, we can’t see the movie anymore.” “What in the world are you talking about?” The older gentleman doctor sauntered across to where the young ladies sat. “Your television isn’t even turned on.” “No, not on TV, see!” Patsy, the little girl with dark brown ringlets pointed toward the window. Doctor Hawley bent forward and peered intently through the heavy single pane window. A drive-in theater screen danced with the action of a film a few blocks from the hospital. With …

A Last Visit to Blue Ink - Tuesday Tales

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you back one last time to my young adult paranormal thriller WIP, Blue Ink- The Skin Stalker. This book is now 99% finished and the excitement is taking me over! Soon, I will submit for publishing consideration, so, please wish me luck.  For this week's word prompt, we use "package", very appropriate for a book about a killer, don't you think?

"When Colin returned from the run, The Skin Stalker was still in the same location.He noticed Colin look around, as if he felt The Skin Stalker’s presence.The Skin Stalker smiled and knew he rattled Colin’s steely reserve.Could he already know Maggie’s fate?Colin was such a self-centered person. The Skin Stalker knew that not even Maggie’s death would interfere with his daily activities-therefore, he imposed the foul tasting reminder for the next day or so.If anything, The Skin Stalker wondered if he would even mourn. “Mayb…

Winter Wonderland Post - My Nirvana Tuesday Tales

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you to my new young adult romance WIP, Black Diamond Hearts are the Most Difficult.  The following picture is a panoramic view of the mountains from my former hometown, Evergreen, CO. I present the following picture prompt:

"Not a better backdrop existed on the planet for cozying up to an intimate interlude.  Matthew inspected the view outside the cabin window, thinking of his life to that point. Although he was only a few years’ older than Laurel, Matthew had already been down the road of isolative athlete.He even remained a virgin long past his buddies because he simply did not have time to adequately charm the pants, literally, off any girl.He spent years in tunnel vision eyeing the top prize in the ski world.However, the harder he tried to be a champion- getting within microseconds- just to fall short, became painfully abrasive.He finally relented to accept the inevitable-he …

The "Gift" in 2013- Tuesday Tales Returns!

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new young adult romance WIP, Black Diamond Hearts are the Most Difficult.  Matthew and Laurel finish a day on the slopes.  I present the following word prompt "gift":

"Just as she turned to look up toward the slope, Matthew skidded comically on the packed powder rapidly advancing toward her.His ski poles flailed at odd angles, while he wobbled from side to side. Laurel held her ground, digging her toes into her boots, she jammed her poles into the ground on each side of her. Indeed, Matthew stopped easily and abruptly before he plowed Laurel over onto the dirty snow-covered ground. Skidding sideways, his skis skittered slightly against the corny icy sludge covering the parking lot. “I knew you would stop, coach.You never fooled me.” “That stuff is getting crusty toward the bottom of this run, I almost knocked you down. Our gift of powder is disappearing qui…

Win an iPad2 from Secret Cravings Publishing!

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Let’s start off 2013 with a HUGE contest sponsored by my publisher, Secret Cravings Publishing. You are cruising with SCP authors for a chance to win the following grand prizes from SCP: Grand Prize- iPad2 First place- Kindle Fire Second Place- $50 SCP gift card Third place- $25 SCP gift card
This contest will run Friday January 4 through Sunday January 6.
I will contact my personal winner by Tuesday January 8 at the latest. SCP will have the grand prize winner's name by Friday, January 11th. The winner from my blog will receive a $10 gift certificate to SCP.
To be eligible for the grand prizes... you must answer and match a minimum of 25 of the 30 participating authors to their “location”. You must eMail your answers to Dawne Prochilo, Review Coordinator for SCP at
Now, a little about my latest release- it will warm your chaps - Lovedust and Trailblazers
1950’s Oklahoma Young Marine, Josiah Samuels, was sent home fro…

Letter To My Younger Self - Hello 2013

Ahoy, today in The Locker, I set a tribute to 2013 with an audience to anyone who has ever made a bad decision and had to live with the consequence. (Can I get a heck yea?) Although this fictional letter does not detail any one specific person, I believe it serves as inspiration for so many people. Raising teenagers/twenty-somethings gives me a new experience almost daily that I know they might regret later. But, I can’t tell them anything. Just like no one could tell me anything when I was younger. But, the point of this whole post is to let YOU, awesome reader, know that we all make mistakes, hurtful choices, wrong turns, suffer humiliations, let the ones we love down, sheesh, it’s a laundry list a mile long. But… The beauty is, you can move forward from it. Learn from it. Grow from it. And, yes, even be a better person from it. I hope you all have an amazing 2013! Virtual hugs! To Whom It Concerns: I’m just asking for a chance. This letter of explanation references a (misdemeanor, felony …