Saturday, June 13, 2015

Please Support 'Vanessa's Medical Support Fund'

Vanessa's Medical Support Fund

Click Here and Support Vanessa's Medical Support Fund name is Lon Strickler and I started this campaign on behalf of my wife Vanessa and our family. On January 10, 2015 Vanessa was diagnosed with colon cancer. She immediately had surgery to remove an aggressive tumor involving her small & large bowel. Since then, she has battled through infection, low electrolytes, DVT/PE and the effects of chemotherapy. Her spirit has been impressive as she fights to get well. Unfortunately, our financial resources have been used up and our situation has become desperate. I have been disabled since 1998 as the result of a serious injury at my workplace. Vanessa was gainfully employed until the week before Christmas 2013, when she was abruptly laid off her job. We had already been struggling a year before Vanessa was afflicted with cancer. We avoided major financial strive for as long as possible...but we eventually ran out of funds about a month ago. This is the toughest obstacle we've faced in our 33 years together. All we seek is the opportunity to gain a foothold in order to maintain minimal living standards without compromising Vanessa's chance to get well. We truly appreciate your support. Vanessa & Lon

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Final Life by Rose Garcia Blog Tour
and Giveaway

Title: Final Life
Author: Rose Garcia
SeriesThe Transhuman Chronicles #1

Nothing sucks more than being forced to move cross country during senior year. And Dominique Wells doesn't think things can get any worse until she's invited to a quirky neighbor's party. When pressured into playing a magical card game, Dominique's world goes from sucky to terrifying. She begins having visions of a red desert and an evil presence--a presence who hints at past lives and promises to kill her.

Plagued by fear and suspicion, and unaware of a family secret kept hidden from her, Dominique is determined to live. Together with a mysterious and gorgeous guy who's moved in while his parents are away, and a hot, popular guy from school, Dominique must seek clues to her past if she's to survive. That, and keep her emotions in check for the two guys she suddenly can't stop thinking about because if she doesn't, she'll be dead. For real.

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Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who's always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she's been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Transhuman Chronicles--a series of books about people who have overcome human limitations.

Rose lives in Houston with her husband and two kids. You can visit Rose at


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Why I Have Been Missing In Action

I wanted to explain to everyone why I've been missing in action.

For the second December in a row I've been knocked off my feet again.  Towards the end of the month I was ill. I chalked it up to my problems with IBS or some type of stomach virus or flu.

It got to the point when I knew a visit to the ER was in order which was on January 8th.  They sent me for x-rays and told me that I had a bowel blockage.  Needless to say in a whirlwind of events they checked me into the hospital that evening.

I saw "my" surgeon and he told me I would be scheduled for surgery that following Monday on the 12th. Needless to say at this point I still was having problems processing everything that was happening to me.

Well at this point I am home now and recovering.  The outcome was great and I will probably have to have chemo in about a month but it won't be harsh.  One other positive thing that happened is that I lost 40 pounds!

I want to thank all my Facebook fans and family for the love, prayers and support that you have shown me along the way. It was truly felt and helped me to remain positive throughout this whole process.

But the most important thing to know now is that I'm back!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Spell For Sophia by Ariella Moon
Book Tour, Trailer & Giveaway


 Spell for Sophia Sophia Perez-Hidalgo’s survival depends upon her mastering magic and the supernatural before her lawless parents and their vengeful boss catch up to her. How far must she flee to escape them forever? Sophia runs until she’s out of stolen money, then…Fate delivers her into the arms of Louisiana teen Shiloh Breaux Martine, and his grand-mère, a voodoo priestess living deep in the bayou. Breaux knows Sophia is trouble — but he’ll travel through time, battle zombies, and risk his bright future to protect her. While Ainslie, best friend extraordinaire, will jeopardize her sanity to find and aid Sophia. When friendship, magic, and love are not enough, Sophia will have to save herself. But first, she must believe she’s worth saving. Sometimes the worst scars are the ones you cannot see.  

Book Trailer

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The Teen Wytche Saga by Ariella Moon Think magic will solve your problems? Bring you love? Cure you? Protect you? Help you find someone who is lost? Think again. Magic tests friendships. It hisses, chirps, stinks up the room, backfires, and explodes. Magic forces you to make tough decisions. Shatter limitations. Discover your true self. When you use magic, expect results in the ultimate triple-un—unpredictable, uncontrollable, and so undeniable. And you thought navigating high school was tough.

Watch for the upcoming blog tour hosted by I Am A Reader

Author Ariella Moon Ariella Moon is the author of the Teen Wytche Saga, a sweet Young Adult paranormal series. Ariella writes about magic, friendship, high school, secrets, and love in Spell Check, Spell Struck, and Spell Fire from Astraea Press. Ariella spent her childhood searching for a magical wardrobe that would transport her to Narnia. Extreme math anxiety, and taller students who mistook her for a leaning post, marred her youth. Despite these horrors, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis. Ariella is a Reiki Master, author, and shaman. She lives a nearly normal life with her extraordinary daughter, two shamelessly spoiled dogs, and an enormous dragon.

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