Web Blog of Connie Vines, author or multi-genre fiction. Awards: H.O.L.T. Medallion (Honoring Outstanding Literary Talent), Orange Rose, Award of Excellence--Contemporary Romance; Independent eBook Award, Dream Realm Award. National Book Award and Frankfurt Book Award, nominee--YA Historical Fiction. Blog includes guest bloggers and snippets of WIP.
Thank you for giving me a spot on your blog today, Ginger.
Now, this may be sort of sappy, but it’s from the heart.
There are so many things to be thankful for in life, how do I choose the most important one to blog about?
I’ve searched my brain, my heart, my life, trying to figure out the number one blessing during my many years on this Earth that I give thanks for everyday.
Sure, we may have God, Country, Family, Health, Wealth, Children, etc. Narrowing it down to one is tough, impossible.
As we all know, life throws some terrible curves at us. And, we all have lived through enough sorrows, bad times, depression and the loss of loved ones and friends. We have enough to complain about, cry about, even whine about.
We have had happy times, laughing times, and have known great excitement and joy.
But, through all of this, what is one of the major things that I give thanks for everyday?
Since I must choose one, I choose my friends.
I have read, if you have one good friend in your lifetime, you are truly blessed. I profoundly believe that.
What do I consider a friend?
A friend is a person that you can count on to be there for you, the good times as well as the bad.
The true friend accepts you for who you are, warts and all. The one who drops everything without being asked and rushes to your side to hold your hand when times are bad. They are the ones who listen to you when you pour your heart out and without judgment.
A friend rejoices in your good fortune without envy or taking advantage.
There are many of what I call, “Me, Me, Me,” people in the world who take but give back very little. I’m sure you all know a few. There are some who are so tied up with themselves in their own little worlds, they offer you platitudes and go on their merry way.
I am truly blessed, for I have more than one real friend. A few who live near me, and my friends who hold my hand through either the phone from distances away, or through words in emails meaningful enough to make me feel they are right here with me. They give of their time to laugh with me, cry with me, and listen. Friends make it easier to survive the hardships of life.
To me, friends are the staff of life, the ones who feed and sustain my very being. I only hope I do the same for them.
This is the time of year we express our thankfulness, but know I am thankful every day, not only for a season.
So, for this blog Ginger has kindly let me have a guest spot, I want to thank you, my friends. You know who you are and always believe that you are very special to me.
You are the rock that keeps me anchored while I continue my journey through life.
Everyone has secrets.
Homicide Detective Rita Moldova has a secret, a crystal amulet from her Roma bloodline that shows her the last image a victim had seen before they died. Now, a ritual killer is terrorizing her town and the crystal’s magic has suddenly stopped.
FBI agent, Matt Boulet, is sent to lead the task force and gives the group strange orders. Worse, Rita senses he is holding back a deep dark secret about the killer.
When she confronts her seer mother’s advice, she learns another secret about their clan that she finds impossible to swallow.
Rita swims through a whirlpool of confusion as the investigation continues. Can Rita deny the lore of the ancients? Can she deny her growing feelings for Matt Boulet?
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A new short story and a roller coaster ride of thrills and chills.
Morgan is researching on an Indian reservation in Prescott, Arizona, for her new paranormal novel. She doesn’t believe in the paranormal, but writes it for the trend and the nice royalties. That is until her soon to be divorced husband tries to kill her, and she survives by her wits and a little “strange” help.