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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Winter Holiday 2016 - Get your Pre-Order in Now! Great for a gift too!!!




The end of year holidays are filled with joy as decorations go up worldwide. Parades give everyone a chance to join with others in happiness. Families make plans to gather for meals and celebrations.




A season for joy…

A season for celebration…

A season for family…

Solstice Publishing presents eleven talented authors with a dozen stories that portray the winter holiday season in many ways. Each tale will fill you with wonder, joy, and a sense of earned togetherness.



Celebrate with K.C. Sprayberry, Donna Alice Patton, Johnny Gunn, Susan Lynn Solomon, Debbie De Louise, Elle Marlow, Leah Hamrick, Eden S. Clark, E.B. Sullivan, M.A. Cortez, and Rebecca L. Frencl this winter holiday season.









Thursday, October 27, 2016

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Vol 4 - Another Eight to Consume, Dare if You Will—Beware of Your Doom.


Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Vol 4

Welcome to your worst nightmare. Sleep is highly overrated. You could be reading a book guaranteed to keep awake long after the kiddos are in bed and the Halloween candy is tempting you to grab some. Please enjoy these eight tales sure to send you to hiding under the bed!


Solstice Shadows and eight fabulous authors team up to bring you, our faithful readers, creepy tales from all around the world.





Blurb


Sleep is impossible after reading these eight tales of things that go bump in the night…

Mysterious Warrior Battles Evil Coven…

Haunted wedding dress horror story…

Every secret has a cost…

Who am I and why am I here?

Long hidden secrets emerge from the pond…

Unexpected consequences from an interruption…

Don’t plan on the usual housewarming!

The perfect relationship from hell!

Sadie K. Frazier, Josie Montano, S.C. Alban, Johnny Gunn, K.C. Sprayberry, Debbie De Louise, Archimede Fusillo, and Alex Pilalis present eight stories of horror sure to have you screaming!




While you’re out and about for these wonderfully terrifying stories, check out our Halloween cookbook, to prepare wonderfully themed meals!





Have a scary time and don’t forget to leave the lights on!

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Vol 3 - Eight Tales Sure to Scare, Read Them Today—If You Dare.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Vol 3

Welcome to your worst nightmare. Where creatures creep, bad guys or gals extract trouble where there is none, and you are guaranteed not to have a good night’s sleep.

Solstice Shadows and eight fabulous authors team up to bring you, our faithful readers, scary tales from all around the world.




Blurb

Eight tales sure to send your goosebumps screaming in terror…

The Twilight Zone meets Hitchcock…

Do you see me now?

Nothing is as it seems…

Wake Up to Your Worst Nightmare…
It’s dark magic; get the picture?
Do captured Spirits really exist?

A dream house of mystery…

Cora inherits a haunted castle.

Authors Christopher Davis, Rocky Rochford, Leah Hamrick, S@yr, M.A. Cortez, P.J. Lawton, CS Patra, and E.B. Sullivan bring your worst nightmares to life in this scary, can’t put down anthology.




While you’re out and about for these wonderfully terrifying stories, check out our Halloween cookbook, to prepare wonderfully themed meals!





Have a scary time and don’t forget to leave the lights on!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Writing and retention with Fibromyalgia

For as long as I can remember, I've been a sponge when it came to reading. When I was a kid, I'd read anything I could get my hands on. As I got older, it became the time I could spend just for me.
The same was true for my writing. Although it was very different when I first started out, it evolved as I did. But always one thing remained, it was for me.

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with then a little known disorder, fibromyalgia. I use the word disorder even though it is characterized as a real disease, because most people look at you sideways if you dare to group this with something really treacherous. It took several doctor visits and tests to come to this funny little word. One I really hate by the way. It just sounds like the reject of diseases. But nonetheless, here it is. Over the years I have kept this funny little word at bay by exercise like yoga and cardio, combined with trying to eat healthy. Notice I said trying. Just like everyone else, I have my vices. Mine are usually in the form of dark chocolate with nuts, coconut and cherries. Oh and let us not forget the celestial being—peanut butter.

Most of the things that I have experienced over the years I've learned to deal with. Pain can be treated, prevented on occasion and tolerated. You learn to live with the fact that there are no longer days you don't feel it, just days you feel it less. It's stupid actually, to moan about something like this funny little word when there is real suffering in the world. So you internalize.

But there is one side effect that honestly breaks my heart. It's what they refer to as fibro fog. It clouds my memories and then eats at them. There are countless books, classics that I know I've read but can no longer remember. When I write, it has become a challenge to know who my characters are, their names, what I intended to do or how the journey was progressing. I have notebooks filled with things to remind me where I'm going and the place I left off the day before. My desk draw is literally comprised of notes. Unlike a few years ago when I could sit down write, walk away and then just resume, I now have to read back to refresh my mind. Sometimes I need to go back chapters to be sure. It won't stop me from doing what I love, but it sure does try. In addition, I no longer retain correct grammar, which for someone who loved English class is more than an annoyance. It's an embarrassment.

When I work with an editor and they know they have pointed out on other projects the proper use of things like capitalization use, punctuation, etc. it's humiliating to me. Knowing there is a reason other than I just don't take the time or care, but not wanting to say the words out loud. I don't retain the knowledge. It's fine when I'm working with the current edits but as soon as I'm done and I start writing another book it's as if I go on reset and the page is blank again. This funny little word has silently changed my life forever, but it's okay. I keep a good supply of paper and pens.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Coming soon from Solstice Publishing, the next installment in the Friend-Zone series.


Remember Ashley from Chase me, Book 1? Well, she's back. This time she has her own tale to tell about lost love, starting over, and the real reason she is such a raging bitch in book 1 to her little sister Adrienne. 
In Reach for me, we get to know her more.  Turns out, there can be more to being a man stealing bitch than we all might have thought.  In Reach For Me, almost a year has passed and Ashley has settled into a mundane day to day life that she never knew before. Not only has she settled in, she's realizing that she actually likes it, and maybe some self loathing is causing her to keep everyone at arms length. 
Of course, keeping everyone away because she doesn't trust them or herself will only work for so long. When hunky Shane becomes determined to help her realize that she's spent all her life living the dreams of everyone around her, and has none left for herself.  
Will Ashley learn to trust Shane, even as sparks fly between them? How about sharing an apartment with a guy that makes her feel like jelly inside when he gives her that smile and those blue eyes of his light up? 
Find out soon. Reach for me,  coming soon!!  Available on Amazon for Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Paperback, and Barnes and Noble.

About the author:

Rachael Tamayo is a 911 dispatcher by day, and writer by night. Not to mention wife, mother, and multitasker extraordinaire.  When she isn't working away at the police department or writing on her next book, she's usually at home spending quality time with her family.  
Find her at www.RachaelTamayowrites.com to keep up with her latest work and contests.  Let's not forget social media
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