#NaNoWriMo – Taking the Challenge

For the first time, I have thrown my hat in the ring for National Novel Writing Month with the goal to write 50,000 words on my current WIP during the month.

This will require some schedule adjustments on my part. I normally start my day by going through emails, visiting blogs and doing social media. For the month of November, I will make my word count the top priority of the day then move on to the rest. That means I may not make it to all the blogs I love to follow every day and that’s okay. I know you bloggers will understand. That also means my own blogs will be limited in November. I will continue with my #TarotTuesday Blog and I am participating in the RWISA Rise-Up Blog Tour, but that’s it for me.

So, here’s what I will be working on. I started this story last year and it is book 2 of the White Rune Series.

This is only a working cover, as is the title. It is a Contemporary Romance with Paranormal aspects. I currently have 27,604 words. I will report my total word count at the end of November!

Here’s my SYNOPSIS:

JAGGED FEATHERS

In a desperate bid to reclaim his body, mind and spirit, after a devastating IED in Afghanistan took most of one leg, VANN NOBLE settles in a remote cabin on Wolf Creek. He quiets the noise in his head by creating art with pieces of wood he picks up along the creek bank, and sells them in a nearby town, Cedar Springs, Tx. He has in his possession, a White Rune with the Wunjo symbol given to him by a friend on her wedding day. It symbolizes a happy-ever-after. Vann is convinced that the war stole any chance he ever had of that.

His military counselors told him, ‘if you can’t find a reason to live, then find a reason not to die.’

He finds that reason when a severely injured dog that he names Champion, appears on his doorstep. 

Then, early one morning while in town, his reason for living multiplies when he spots a young woman with a backpack running as if the devil himself is chasing her. When she collapses in the street, he cannot leave her there. Two SUVs approach and his military training kicks in. He helps the woman into his jeep, tosses her backpack inside and he and Champion assume the role of protectors. Bullets fly and Vann zigzags down alleyways until he loses the pursuers.

NAKINA BIRD has a psychic gift. However, she can’t always determine if her visions are in the future, past or present. Guilt over deaths she believes she could have prevented torture her. Her only solace is painting intricate art scenes on feathers.  She’s seriously ill, having been exposed to the elements for days before Vann rescues her.

Her plight began several days prior, when her disheveled and distraught boss had thrust a package, key and bus ticket in her hand with instructions to go to Dallas. She realizes she’s being followed and in danger, so gets off the bus in Cedar Springs.

A Columbian drug cartel will kill to get the package and key from Nakina, and Vann will do whatever he must to see that they don’t. The stakes are raised when the cartel uses Nakina’s younger sister as a bargaining chip.

Neither Vann nor Nakina have any intention of falling in love. In fact, the odds are against it. But odds can’t dictate to the heart.

Together, Nakina, Vann, and Champion find what they need most; love, acceptance and healing.

I hope the story line was enough to interest you. This is a different kind of story for me as I have no military background or experience, so research has been huge. I also have no experience with a drug cartel other than watching “Queen of the South” on Netflix. 🙂

Wish me luck and I hope that within the next year, I have this book published along with “When Two Worlds Collide,” Book 1 of The White Rune Series!

Snow Quartz Runes

Oh, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Life Does Not End With Death – Book Review

5-star-review

IT’S MAY AND THE LILACS ARE BLOOMING

ONE FOOT ON EARTH – AND ONE IN HEAVEN

BY ELAINA DEVA PROFFITT

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BLURB:

The true story of a woman with unusual abilities who finds strength, the power of love and strong faith at a time when suddenly, the road of life takes a dark turn on a cold November night bringing her into the Valley and Shadow of Death. She soon finds herself in a new town surrounded by loving people, some who were dying and rapidly entering into the world of danger, murder, pain, and prophecy. While suffering in agonizing pain soon angelic strangers appearing in many disguises; Healer, Homicide Detectives, and Catholic Priest helping and quietly protecting her. Realizing she was fighting for her life standing at “Death’s door” her search for the Doctors to save her who would arrive in a most wondrous way. A Near Death Experience bringing a Journey into a beautiful light that would enhance the Spiritual gifts she was given at birth… Uplifting Autobiography True Crime, Psychic Detective Death & Dying, Near Death Experience Grief Loss, Angels, Spiritual Journey, Murder Pain, and Prophecy.

MY REVIEW:

This is hands down, one of the most amazing spiritual books I’ve ever read!

Being born with the gift of psychic abilities is not an easy road. Working alongside homicide detectives to solve horrendous crimes is a dark and energy draining work. But, Elaina Deva Proffitt did all of this and more. In her book, she shares on an intensely deep and intimate level, different aspects of her spiritual journey and the work it led her to do. As it unfolds, the fascinating story takes on multiple dimensions.

She takes us inside crime scenes and describes in detail, the visions, smells, feelings and physical sensations she embodies as she re-lives murders, kidnappings, and suicides. While this work would drain her, she helped detectives solve many crimes and bring justice.

But, when she faces a serious physical trauma herself, she embarks on a long, arduous and uncertain path.

I have to say that when I reached the part of this book where she describes her NDE (Near Death Experience) I could not stop the tears that coursed down my face. The beauty, peace, light, and comfort she found in the other world left a deep and lasting impression.

I don’t want to spoil this story for anyone, but I will say with all certainty that everyone alive should read this book if for no other reason than to help prepare themselves for the inevitable crossing we all will make. It is a deeply personal story that will give hope, peace, comfort and take some of the fear out of dying.

Elaina

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