Sunday, 28 June 2015

Gay marriage, nasty people, messages and God.

If you follow my personal profile on Facebook, you will know how happy I am about what has happened over in the USA. I think it's awesome! I've made this known publicly, and I've had some feedback. So I thought I would make my views even more public by doing what I always do... saying it as it is!

Twice I've been asked now if I'm gay or bi. The answer is no. Although, hmmm, I do have a major girl crush on Michonne from The Walking Dead.

I mean come on, how could I not?
This girl is tough as nails!
 Then I was asked "If you're not, why do you care so much about this whole marriage thing?" One halfwit even told me I need to find God. (I did, he was in the shed hiding, and I'm going for a coffee with him tomorrow. We get along just fine. However, he has concerns about YOU.)

Anyway, the answer is simple. I believe you love who you love. I believe that this world is a hard enough place to live in, and that people should be allowed to have some happiness in their lives, without being labelled or penalised for it. I think most human beings want to find love and they should be allowed to. Sex should not come into it. If you're happy, GREAT! That's a good thing... right?


I don't believe religion should come into it. (hisses all around... well go cry me a river, build a bridge, and then get over it.) At the end of the day, religion is there to control the masses. It's there to TELL people how to live their lives. Why can't you decide that for yourselves? Why can't you deal with your own problems instead of turning them all over to God? Why does he have to clear up your messes? I feel sorry for him, wow, it must be exhausting. (that's why I'm taking him to Costa for a coffee tomorrow. He needs time to sit back and relax, and I'm going to make sure he does.)


Also, I have friends in same sex relationships. They are so happy, they love each other so much, they don't do any harm to anyone. Why? Because they are normal, everyday, human beings. They want to live, be happy, be loved and be free. Just like every other person. I hate that they are bullied, abused, not given equal rights, just because some butt hurt people who cannot think for themselves, say it is wrong. Well, the only people on this earth who are wrong are those who would deny others love, happiness, safety, family, protection, etc. And those who wish to do harm to others.


There you have it, as always, don't like it.... take a running jump.


Saturday, 13 June 2015

Some new pre-made covers.

These are a couple of my latest creations. Just wish I had a story in mind so that I could keep the Raven one.



For more information on cover design, either see the tab above, or visit my Facebook page by clicking here.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Thunderclap complete!

I just want to post a little thank you to all those who supported my very first Thunderclap campaign. It has now exceeded the 100 needed. I just want you all to know how much I appreciate your time and help!
Have a great day!

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Please support me on my first Thunderclap.

As you know, its rare that I ask people for anything, but could I please ask for some support with this. You don't have to join or sign up to anything to help. Just click the link below and follow the simple instructions. If you could share this I would appreciate it greatly. Thank you.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Short story rewrite - Guilt of the Innocent.

My short story, Guilt of the Innocent has undergone a rewrite and polish. Now I just need to finish writing the sequel.

You can try a sample of GOTI for free by clicking here.

Rayne Marlow is trying to live a normal happy life. She has a good job, friends and boyfriend who she loves with all her heart. But Rayne has secrets and a tragic past that seems to endlessly haunt and torment her.

When Rayne’s dreams turn violent and she is harmed by a creature lurking in the darkness, her lover is determined to get answers and cure her once and for all. Rayne must now relive her past, reveal her secrets, believe in her innocence, and defeat the demon who is preying on her. Intent on dragging her soul into the depths of hell.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Break away. Historic sites and inspiration.

Last weekend I went up to Northumberland. There were seven of us, me and my other half, my mum and dad, and my sister, Craig and my little niece, Faith. It was a nice relaxing break away. Friday to Monday. 

As some people know, I have a love of history. I especially enjoy visiting historic places. It’s a passion, and I also get to do some of my photography. While I was away, I was able to put my English Heritage pass to use, and visited Lindisfarne Priory and Etal Castle. Both places were beautiful and very inspirational. There is just something about these ruins that fascinates me. When I walk around them my imagination goes into overdrive. I can almost imagine myself walking through them hundreds of years ago. I can picture the people walking past me and going about their lives. I often think that if the walls could talk, they would share some amazing stories and secrets. To me, it’s magical.

I wish I could feature all of these places in my books, and who knows, if I continue to write for the rest of my life (which is what I dream of) maybe I will be able to. 

I thought I would share some of the photos on here. One, in case they can provide inspiration for others, and two, because they are simply beautiful. 

Please note. You do NOT have permission to take these photos. They are copyrighted to me. This is embedded in the photos metadata. I'm sorry for the copyright symbols that have blocked some of the detail on the photos. But I do NOT want people taking these and using them as they wish.

Lindisfarne Priory

Lindisfarne Priory on Holy Island was one of the most important centres of early Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. It is still a place of pilgrimage today, the dramatic approach across the causeway adding to the fascination of the site.
 
St Aidan founded the monastery in AD 635, but St Cuthbert, prior of Lindisfarne, is the most celebrated of the priory's holy men. Buried in the priory, his remains were transferred to a pilgrim shrine there after 11 years, and found still undecayed - a sure sign of sanctity.


























Etal Castle

Etal Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the village of Etal, Northumberland, England. It was built around 1341 by Robert Manners, and comprised a residential tower, a gatehouse and a corner tower, protected by a curtain wall.













I'm now looking forward to going away again. I just have no idea where we're going yet. For now, it's back to writing and my art. 



Friday, 15 May 2015

Royal Partnerships - Book 4 in ROAD TO HELL series - COVER REVEAL.






Are you ready for the ride?

Can you handle the ride?




(must be read in order as the books build upon one another)




Royal Partnerships

Road to Hell series #4

by Gracen Miller




(Cover Art designed by Andrea Kozari)
Genre:
Paranormal Romance

(aka Horroromance because it's a little horror mixed with romance)

Releasing - June 11, 2015





It’s good
to be the Queen…

Having ascended the throne
of Hell, Madison Wescott is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. Though
she has embraced her demonic nature, she has ensured the safety of everyone she
loves. With both Micah and Nix at her side, she wields more power than she
could have ever imagined.

But
not even the throne is safe when you rule in Hell.

In the wake of a failed
assassination attempt, Madison learns about a realm of the damned older than
Hell itself. A fierce and powerful incubus vows to escape his imprisonment
there
and his efforts are weakening the bonds that hold him and countless
other monsters at bay. With no plan and nowhere else to turn, Madison contacts
an unlikely source for help. But whose side is he really on? Will he help
preserve her reign, or bring about Hell’s downfall?

Choose
your partnerships carefully…



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“Collecting and torturing a soul is dangerous business, my sister,” Zen said.
“So was becoming Queen of Hell. What’s problematic about going with the flow?”
More of the same unblinking stare from him. “If you go rogue, Madison…”
Madison slammed against the window-wall behind her. Despite the pane’s solidness, she felt it shimmy when it received the brunt of her weight. Recognizing Zen’s new demonstration of power, she elevated her eyebrows at him. With a smirk, she rubbed her back against the glass. She palmed her dragon blade as she flung a ninja star. He leaned to the side, dodging the star with ease. Of course she missed.
“You can’t kill me.”
Only his creator could take him down.
Madison palmed her other dagger and eased away from the window. “Is this you coming for me, Zen?”
His one-shoulder shrug sufficed as an answer. The pounding on the door, followed by Nix and Micah’s yelling further answered her question. Zen had magically locked them out. That’d been why she saw his power flare for a brief second during their conversation.
She went for him. He blocked each jab and slash. Every kick and punch. She eyed him as they circled one another.
He toys with us, her demon remarked.
Of course he does, that was Zen’s way when they sparred.
“Have I not taught you anything?” He smacked her across the cheek in a whip-like move she hadn’t seen coming. It wasn’t hard enough to hurt, but the blow stung all the same. “You tire yourself knowing I’m the superior fighter. It’s like you sacrifice yourself to me. Too easy.”
They went at it again. She tripped over a rug, stumbled backward, and came up dead-footed with her spine against the windowpanes. He moved into her space. Eye-to-eye they stared at one another, her panting the only racket in the room.
“So this is how it all ends?” she asked as he elevated a hand and braced it against the glass next to her head.
“Maybe...”
The door practically throbbed from all the kicking, pounding, and magic thrown at it. “You’re scaring my men.”
“They should be terrified.”
Madison settled her hand on his arm. “I trust you.”
She chugged his magic harder than she ever had anyone’s, and screamed as pain slashed through her head. Zen’s eyes widened, silver bright, and he jerked away as his magic held strong, barring her husbands from the room.
Zen stumbled, his footing off, and he swayed a moment before going to a knee. Wincing as the pain receded, Madison circled him and secured her blade in its leather holster.

She threaded her fingers in his hair and pulled his head back. His shallow breathing surprised her, “Concede defeat?”







Gracen is a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. When not writing, she’s a full-time basketball/lacrosse/guitar mom for her two sons and a devoted wife to her real-life hero-husband of over twenty years. She has an unusual relationship with her muse, Dom, but credits all her creative success to his brilliant mind. She’s addicted to writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football, and coffee...addictions are not necessarily in order of priority. She’s convinced coffee is nectar from the gods and when blending coffee and writing together it generates the perfect creative merger. Many of her creative worlds are spawned from coffee highs and Dom’s aggressive demands. Gracen writes is multiple genres—paranormal romance, paranormal erotic romance, and contemporary romance. To learn more about Gracen or to leave her a comment, visit her website at www.gracen-miller.com.



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