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...the bookworm...: The Authors Are Taking Over My Blog Event

Monday, June 25, 2012

Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More: Meet Christian Du Mauré From Immortal Obsession

Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More: Meet Christian Du Mauré From Immortal Obsession: Interview with vampire Christian Du Mauré from the novel, Immortal Obsession. “You can’t imagine, looking backward, watching the world ...


Saturday, October 09, 2010

A New Home

For those of you who have been visiting me here at Urban vampire for the past several years will find that I have a new home. As of Sunday morning 9am Eastern Standard Time, this blog will become a part of my new website: in conjunction with the book launch for my first novel, Immortal Obsession. My loyal readers are probably saying to themselves "it's about time," and yes, it is about time and that time is now.

Some folks know from an early age that they want to be writers. I dabbled in plays, poetry and life-long journal writing, but as a child I wanted to be both a ballerina and an archaeologist. I would come home from ballet class to dig up my front lawn while still in my tights and ballet slippers. Talk about conflicting desires.

The launch date of my website coincides with an experience that happened five years ago on 10.10.05. This experience compelled me to begin my novel and though it had no title, I knew who the main character was, what he looked like, his name, his likes and dislikes. He spoke to me from that day forward and my novel took form. Though it has been through many revisions, the themes that spoke to me were always the same: undying love, guilt, regret and loyalty to those we love, no matter the cost.

And so, Immortal Obsession is no longer just my world, but yours the readers, as well. I hope you will visit often. I plan on hosting some incredible guests while I continue to work on my second novel in this series as the life of Christian Du Maure continues to unfold.

Thank you for being here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

When is Death the only Option?

I recently learned that an acquaintance of my husbands committed suicide over the weekend. I will spare you the details, but needless to say it was shocking. He seemed like a nice enough man; wife, children, big house. I cried when I heard this news, wondering what would compel someone into thinking that death was the only viable option? How bad was it for him?

In high school, I had friends who died, whether it be by accident, or suicide. Their deaths troubled me. How could you take your life at 17 years old when you had so much ahead. Maybe that was the problem. The ahead was too overwhelming and scary.
As a youth in college, I saw a film in a Philosophy class about this very subject. When is it okay to take your own life, or better yet, when does death become the more noble, honorable way out of ones life? This film presented numerous scenarios, and as a viewer, I began to understand that sometimes, in some situations, death is the better way.

My prayers to the family, this man leaves behind. His parents, friends, business associates, his wife and children.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Immortal Obsession

It's finally here...
An excerpt from my debut novel Immortal Obsession at
I would be thrilled if you would check it out.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I don't know about you but just seeing those numbers makes me shiver. They conjure up all sorts of memories of a crystal clear Tuesday morning, nine years ago. Though the details of the day elude me know, I still remember the feeling of being in a state of shock, of how empty my downtown was as I drove home from work around 4pm. How regular television had been pre-empted [a positive as far as I was concerned] and how quiet the world seemed with no airplanes overhead.

All I could think about was accounting for all my loved ones: a nieces husband who worked nearby, a cousin flying out of Newark Airport that morning, friends whose spouses worked in the financial district. I made mental notes as I watched co-workers do the same. I will not recap feelings I am sure we all felt on that day and forever, as we approach this solemn anniversary. I just need to say I love you to all my friends, family, readers, internet friends and co-workers. I am so grateful for you all.

I promised from that day forward to never take a day for granted, ever, because who knows, it could be my last.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Voices in the dark

Many times I am asked where my inspiration comes from and quite honestly, my simplest answer is "it just comes." There are times when I am driving, eating, watching a movie or even in the shower when something comes and I always either write it down or tape record it. Who knows when I will be able to use it or in which book, as I am presently working on my second, with a third in mind.

It all will fall into place as I recount the struggles of my vampire Christian Du Maure, as he learns his true identity. Just like any of us, he struggles with his decisions, his regrets and his hopes for the future.

Sometimes I even hear my characters talking to me in their thick accents. I can see them conversing. It's like a movie playing in my head as I try to capture them on paper before the moment passes and my muse dances away.