You Can’t Know Where You’re Going Unless You Know Where You’ve Been

Hey all,

I just wanted to check in with you and let you know what we’ve got going in the pipeline. PLUS A PREVIEW OF EAST OF EDEN!

INCITING INCIDENT + ROMANCE + DANGER = Just another day in the life

Anyways, a touch of romance never hurt anyone. Not even the guys. But before we get to the teaser, let’s run through a list of a WHAT’S NEW!

Here are some things I’m trying to sort out.

[  ]     Get a list of 5-7 conventions/conferences/festivals I plan on attending (The Florida Writer’s Conference, The Amelia Island Book Festival, IndieGirlCon, Carolina Book Festival, DarkCon), and begin the registration process. Some I want to attend now, some once I’ve got several titles under my belt like The World Fantasy Convention and DragonCon.

[  ]   Write out and finish my official 5 year business plan for THE HOUSE OF ARABOTH PUBLISHING GROUP, LLC.

[  ]     Finish preparations for #CAMPNANOWRIMO that starts tomorrow. My son will be leaving on the 3rd. I will begin full time on the 6th or 7th. In the interim, I will be working towards the daily word count of 667, working increasingly towards 1,000, with 800 the expected average.

[  ]     Attend #IndiePrideDay #IBBS tomorrow on Facebook.

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[  ]     Additionally/specifically, put together and identify the production schedule for the next three projects after EAST OF EDEN.

[  ]     File Articles of Incorporation for THE HOUSE OF ARABOTH PUBLISHING GROUP, LLC.

[  ]     Get my newsletter sorted out. I have added a pop-up to my website. We’ll see if it works or not.

[  ]     Make sure this page auto posts to Google 4dbc159eab73c293481f8a1ef41308d0Plus. I’ve shifted the Facebook to do the same, now hitting my author page and not my profile.

[  ]     Get a list of writing and pottery competitions and begin the entrance process.

[  ]     Buy the domain for The Genesis Trilogy and get the series website up and running.

[  ]     Create and schedule blog posts


And now without further ado…..

EAST OF EDEN…

(This is the raw draft…. FYI. It hasn’t even crossed the desk of my editor yet.)


As we made it closer to the graves, the sudden unsettled feeling that something was amiss threatened to overwhelm me.

Almost six months later and we were finally going to pay our condolences to the fallen Seraphim. Even though Adam was dead, I couldn’t help but cling to Camael’s side, his physical strength giving me courage. He was my rock and I had spent years unaware of his presence. All that time, he had not known I was still alive, leaving me unaware and subject to the whims of immortals.

Had the same thing happened this time student, I might have forever been damned to exist by Adam’s side.

But Adam must have known, right?

Must have known I would choose Camael, though looking back on it now there was so much deception drawn over our eyes that I was lucky for even having survived. Standing beside Camael, I look comfort in the fact that I would never have to be without him again.

I knew I was his and he, mine.

Together, forever, for always.

Always, huh?

He had heard me. Perhaps.

I knew I’d rub off on you in the end.

I rolled my eyes at him. “You’re awfully confident that you have.”

He lowered his gaze on me, scowling. “Pffh, please.”

His hand slipped around my waist as he pulled me closer to him, his arm protecting me as it had so many times. Our eyes locked and I knew I was completely in love with him.

The fallen Seraphim pulled me closer so that our strides were in line with each other and I suddenly found myself swung around in front of him, his arms enveloping me as we stood inches from a man who at first I almost didn’t recognize beneath the caked-on blood and endless sand.

And then the pale green eyes that flowed like the ocean met mine and I couldn’t keep from screaming.


And there you have it, guys. Any guesses who this first villain is? You get three guesses and the first two don’t count.

Me and my homemade latte love you all.

Thanks for stopping by.

~ M.

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