Friday, June 30, 2017

Check Out This Upcoming Feature on Your iPhone!

This feature is currently in Beta testing, but what I've discovered so far is so cool!  I can only imagine what this feature will be able to do once it's completed.

First off, let me inform you that this is only available on the iPhone 6 and up. Here's what you do:

Open your Maps app.

When it comes up, put in a destination. Here I've put in New York, but I've also checked out Dublin Ireland, Madrid Spain, London England, and Rome Italy.

When you get to that map, scroll up from the bottom until you see the bar FLYOVER TOUR. Click it.

Then sit back and enjoy a wonderful 1-2 minute 3D flyover of the location of your choice as it highlights certain destination spots and even identifies them for you!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Now Available as an Audio Book! ORRORA, a Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Now Available as an Audio Book!


Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Narrated by Tom Taverna
Length: 4 hrs, 13 min.

Hear a Sample

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Deep in the heart of New York City, a killer is stalking a select group of individuals. A killer whose M.O. matches a series of murders that have been going on for more than eighty years.

Orrora Dalca is brought in by the U.S. Government to identify and find this murderer...but there's a problem. Orrora is hiding a dark secret. And although she's met with the task of finding this killer, she must also hide that person's identity from ever becoming known.

Joel Powers produces independent horror films, and he gets many of his ideas by tailing the police when he gets wind of an unusual homicide. When he encounters Orrora at one of the crime scenes, there is something about her that draws him inexorably to her. These cases intrigue him, as does the girl. But the more he uncovers, the more he isn't sure he wants to put the pieces of this puzzle together.

Determined to see her again, he does everything he can to learn all about her, not realizing there will be a price to pay for his curiosity.

Warning! Contains raw meat, a gold button, discombobulation, ancient history, untruths, a rare medical condition, and the possibility that a decades-old longing for love may finally be over.

Excerpt and buy links.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Six on Sunday - NEVERWYLDE, The Rim of the World, Book 6

Six paragraphs from NEVERWYLDE, The Rim of the World, Book 6 - a sensuous sci-fi romance

1. The entrance soon came into full view. With less than a handful of meters to go, Kyber stepped away from Kelen and signaled for a halt. “Cooter, hold back,” he whispered to the point man. Giving his fellow Seneecians a wave to join him, he faced the others. “We will emerge first and confront Duruk. I will inform him of your presence here, but I will demand that you be given asylum status.”

2. The shuttle vibrated as two warheads were fired from the belly of the craft. Everyone stared at the twin beams of light arching forward, striking the bay’s outer doors. There was a miniscule flash of light as that section of the hull evaporated, leaving a yawning gap. From where they were, they could see some of the shuttles within the ship had been damaged, but for the moment there was no way Duruk or his men could come after them. Not unless he used the massive warship itself to give chase, which Kyber believed the man would.

3. Kelen and the others turned their attention to him. At the same time, the major snorted with laughter. “The isotope must have read my mind. You are focusing on those transport portals and completely forgetting about the fact that there could be a hell of a lot more on that world in the way of technology and who knows what else. We’re only scratching the paint off this ship. We have no idea what’s beneath.”

4. Kelen breathed in Kyber’s musky scent and burrowed her nose deeper into the soft, short curls covering his chest. She noted that his pelt was no longer coarse. Since their rescue, they had begun their recovery. Along with ample food, rest, and no longer being stressed with trying to survive on a minute-by-minute basis, they were healing mentally, physically, and emotionally.

5. “My one, I do not know what will happen when we land. I do not know what atrocities Duruk and the others will inflict upon us. But I want you to know this. My life has changed because of you. For the first time since I began my career, my time in the service is no longer my entire focus.” He undid his harness and got up from his seat, then went over to her, stopping beside her and lifting her chin to meet his gaze. The lights from the console shone on his pelt, emphasizing his otherworldly appearance. “I never believed I would have a future outside of the military. Yes, I hoped one day to find someone who would help me continue my line, but…” He gave her a soft smile. “How could I have prepared myself for someone like you? Kelen, I do not expect to survive what is to come.”

6. She presented herself military style, remaining silent and aloof until the moment when she was directly addressed. In truth, her stomach was tied in knots, and the palms of her hands were sweaty. She had no idea what she’d find when they finally led her to Kyber. She had no idea what would be left of the man she had fallen in love with, was still deeply in love with, but it no longer mattered. They had the chance to live their lives together and she’d accepted the challenge for the both of them. All that remained was discovering whether or not Kyber was physically and mentally capable of coming with her.

Friday, June 23, 2017

New! NEVERWYLDE, The Rim of the World, Book 6 - Scifi Romance

The end of the series!

The Rim of the World, Book 6
Sensuous Sci-Fi Romance
Word Count: 47.2K
$2.99 e 

Finally rescued from the half-world, Kyber and Kelen believed the worst was behind them.
They were wrong.

Another ship has landed on Neverwylde, but are the visitors friend or foe? Kelen, Kyber, and the crew are hoping for a rescue, but preparing for a battle. The fight between Terrans and Seneecians has been put behind by those on the half-planet in order to survive, but the newcomers are not of the same mindset.

Even if they are rescued, where will that leave Kelen and Kyber? With neither being accepted by the other’s race, will they be forced to go their separate ways?

Everyone is hoping for their own happily ever after once and for all. But sometimes the worst terrors don't come from alien worlds.

They're closer to home.

Warning! Contains lies and deception, brutality, sterile domes, condemnation, sacrifice, falling moons, and a love between two people that could either save them...or condemn them.

Excerpt and buy links.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


“Kodamas” (again) ~ © Ysambre fauntography 2017 with the beautiful and definetely too much cute creations of Le rat à la Plume ! His forest spirits are available on adoption.

Monday, June 12, 2017


Alex (1976 – September 6, 2007) had a vocabulary of over 100 words, but was exceptional in that he appeared to have understanding of what he said. For example, when Alex was shown an object and was asked about its shape, color, or material, he could label it correctly. He could understand that a key was a key no matter what its size or color, and could figure out how the key was different from others. One day, he asked what color he was, and learned “grey” after being told the answer six times. This made him the first non-human animal to have ever asked an existential question. [x]
Alex’s last words were also “You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.” [x] 
These were the same words that Alex would say every day when his owner left the lab.