Check out the latest cover for Stephanie Keyes up coming novel release: THE FALLEN STARS. Looks like an excellent addition to her series with a beautiful cover!
“Imaginative and fast-paced. Couldn’t put it down!” –  E.G. Foley, New York Times Bestselling author of The Gryphon Chronicles

“This well-written and intriguing fantasy was a delight to read. I can’t wait to read the second novel
in this
- Linn B. Halton, author Never Alone on The Star Child by Stephanie Keyes

When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.

Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to a Celtic goddess. Now everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when Calienta, Kellen, and friend, Gabriel Stewart, find themselves on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why.

Suddenly, Kellen finds himself stuck in the middle of another prophecy that questions everything about him including where his loyalties lie. Plus, Calienta’s more than a bit different; she’s making choices that he doesn’t understand. And Gabe, his best friend? He’s started doing all sorts of freaky
things that make Kellen question who he really is.

Kellen and Calienta will fight to stay together and keep the hidden part of the prophecy from becoming reality.

When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he  choose?

Release Date: 12-April-2013, Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Sounds good? If you liked Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Need by Carrie Jones, or Fallen by Lauren Kate, you will love this book!

About the Author:

Stephanie Keyes has been addicted to Fantasy since she discovered T.H. White as a child and started drumming up incredible journeys in her head. Today, she’s still doing the same thing, except now she puts those ideas down on paper.
When she’s not writing Stephanie is also a graphic designer, presenter, teacher, musician, avid reader, and Mom to two little boys who constantly keep her on her toes. In addition, she’s best friend to her incredible husband of eleven years.

Keyes is the author of The Star Child YA Fantasy series, which currently includes The Star Child and The Fallen Stars. She is currently hard at work on the third book in the trilogy.


Here's Watson with his cousin Sampson. Watson is 2 1/2 months old in this shot. His cousin Sampson is exactly 2 months older than he is. They are both in the arms of their Nana and Papa. They are wearing their matching "Monster" p.j.'s they got from Nana and Papa for Christmas (which also matches the pajamas of my other boys, Chi and Talmage).

Watson looks a little smaller than Sampson but he's still a cute little "monster!" I think Matt, my brother-in-law, took the picture and managed to capture them both grinning (Watson and Sampson, not Nana and Papa). Good job Matt!!

Look at this fine piece of work! I love it! The cover of BEWITCHED turned out fantastic! I'm very excited about this final product.
The look of the main character - "Darren" came out just how I envisioned him. I didn't see him exactly how the artist rendered him, with Justin Bieber hair wearing a hoodie, but conceptually it is spot-on. According to my description in the book, it's actually quite accurate.
Plus, the fire in the hands looks intriguing and mystical - just like it should. How does this scene relate to the book? Well, you'll have to read it to find out, but it's very important to the story. Let me just say that historically witches were burned to death...hmmm...
What is that kid thinking?!? You'll have to wait until March 1st, 2013 to find out for sure.

The blurb:
The first time Darren saw Samantha she was floating above his high school gymnasium during a basketball game, invisible to everyone but him. Next time he sees her she's sitting in front of him in class, wowing his friends and causing unexplainable things to happen that only he seems to notice. But things really get strange (and complicated) when his dying grandfather explains to him that he
is part of an ancient order, the “Pessum Ire,” whose duty is to destroy witches. What does he do now since he’s almost positive Samantha is a witch…and he’s crushing on her pretty hard?

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look. And while here take a look around. Here's the link to the first chapter if you want to whet your appetite:

So, today I changed my baby's diaper. I've changed it before, so it's not like a big "Oh, he finally helped out with the baby!" kind of thing. Of course, Shaundale, my wife, changes Watson more than I do. Yes, we named him after Sherlock Holmes' friend and confident. The name grows on you after a while.

In any case, I change Watson's diaper from time to time and I've found that when I do, I seem to have the same thought run through my head. As I unsnap the bottom of his sleeper, then unsnap the snaps on his onesy, suddenly I feel like I'm in a timed competition. I rip his diaper off him like it's on fire, whip the clean diaper underneath him and slap the velcro stips across the front. I snap the onsey back in place like his and my lives depend on it being done before the next tick of the clock. Now I'm cramming his legs back into his sleeper like a person making sausage, and snapping the snaps back in place - sometimes snapping a leg snap to a crotch snap, correcting myself and muttering to myself about this unexcusable loss of time, thinking he'd be fine snapped together in a tangle, and only correcting my mistake because my score won't count if he's not put back together correctly. Finally, the last snap is snapped into it's correct place and I raise my hand like a calf roper who has just trussed a baby cow in record time.

I have yet to actually time myself, so I don't know if I'm breaking any old records from day-to-day, but it doesn't stop me from looking at changing a diaper as a rodeo event. And at the end of each change I feel as if I have just had numbers posted on a huge digital board above some stall in a stadium.  "And the winner is, Watson's Dad!!!"

Okay, I know everyone has something to say about the movie rendition of "Les Miserables" but I want to add my take on it.

For my birthday the other day my wife took me (along with her family) to see the movie.

I loved the new approach to a musical, having the actors sing their parts lending all the emotion of the part to the song and recording it live as they perform - then going back and adding the
music later. I think it made the performance and the music much more powerful
than it would have otherwise been.