I’m thrilled to be part of the Enchanted Lover: Tales of Everlasting Love boxed set, with Margaret Ethridge, JC Wardon, Jan Scarbrough, JM Kelley, and Cat Shaffer. This wonderfully diverse set of paranormal novels is sure to please. No vampires and no werewolves, but there is magic, ghosts/spirits, mystics, witches, reincarnation, and time-travel. That enough to scratch your paranormal itch?
What I learned writing Timeless
I lived in Louisville, Kentucky, April 3, 1974, when the tornado struck the city. That means I lived through what was known the Super Outbreak of 1974—148 tornadoes that tracked across 13 states between the Gulf Coast and the Canadian Border. The storms took 315 lives while injuring 6,000 more. Two people were killed in Louisville. I was at my mother-in-law’s home when it hit, not in the public high school where I taught. That part of town was devastated by the tornado.
Until I wrote Timeless, my ghost story set in Old Louisville, I thought the 1974 tornado was the only big tornado in Louisville history. Not so. There was another one in 1890 that killed over one hundred people. I read about it in The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890 by Keven McQueen. The tornado became part of my book.
We're all very excited today to share the our latest collaborative release: Enchanted Lover: Tales of Everlasting Love. 99 Cents for 7 ebooks! Throughout October, I'll be featuring the authors of Enchanted Lover here on the blog. Today, let's welcome J.C. Wardon, author of Mystic Thunder! (And don't forget to enter our Rafflecopter contest at the end of the post.)
It was the kind of day you'd soon forget, it was that perfect. You marvel at it in the moment, but it soon slips from your memory because nothing lingers in your mind more consistently than the imperfections that life throws your way. There is little room for the flawless to take root.
Because that horse isn't dead, and I need to beat the poor sucker a little more before it finally passes onto that derby track in the sky-I've noticed that pretty much every single dating profile proclaims this to be true about each Romeo and every Juliet out there looking for love in all the wrong cyber places:
Dear Every Man On Every Single Blasted Dating Website Known to Mankind:
Don’t worry. This isn’t a diatribe about the inherent unseemliness of dating websites. I’m not here to judge your desire to find a mate, be it an illicit weekend fling or a forever partner. I get that life is so hectic nowadays that it’s easy to sign up for a dating website. You can reach out even while you’re plugging away at yet another ten hour shift at the workplace from hell. Take a pic, share some thoughts about your hopes, your dreams, the lovely lady you hope to meet to accompany you on this life journey—it’s cool, daddio. I’m in the same boat.
I get it.
I also get being a little unsure of how to handle the experience. Maybe you’re a lousy speller. Perhaps you express yourself better vocally than you do in print. Who knows what really works when it comes to the nefarious profile and the heart-stopping first email you send to a gal?
Can I give you some tips on how to make a good impression on us womenfolk? It sure seems like a lot of you are really, really, really, really struggling with the concept. Having tiptoed into the dating minefield again, I have a sneaking suspicion I speak for a lot of women when I say…Dudes. Come on. You can do better. Here’s how to handle opening the lines of communications with a woman who is also online in hopes of finding a love match: