Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

So What's the 411?

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There's something that draws readers to various stories. Suspense, thriller, mystery, and yes, romance. As most of you know, I've dipped my toes into the erotic romance pool and enjoyed the experience under my Rayven Godchild pen name.

While I don't have anything new on the horizon from Rayven, I'm working on a project to share a few romance stories of the shorter variety. Here is a story that I'd like to recommend as it is a novella of the cozy paranormal mystery persuasion: A Scandal in Boohemia
About A Scandal in Boohemia

Indigo Eady can’t live on ramen noodles forever…

She jumps on the first job offered. All she has to do is work undercover at Sabrina Shores Theatre, find a ghost thief, and cross him over. Easy peasy, right? Until an actor is murdered and Indigo’s fingerprints are all over the pistol like ink on a Rorschach test.

Forced to dust off her rusty sleuthing skills to clear herself, Indigo enlists the help of her ghost friend Franny and her hunky ex-boyfriend Badger to help solve the crime. Now, how to keep her investigation from the handsome inspector?

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Indigo Eady is a reluctant ghost whisperer, but she’s grown quite attached to Franny Bishop, a former Victorian ghost madam of some repute. Franny’s afterlife makes Indigo’s life look like she has one foot in the grave. Much to Indigo’s chagrin, Franny is determined to find her a man. After all, there are plenty of handsome men around ripe for the picking, and Franny’s an expert. In the meantime, Indigo and Franny have murders to solve.

Do you like novellas? Have you had a chance to get A Scandal in Boohemia? If not, check it out and come back here to share your thoughts.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

A Twitter Short

I'm not sure what, if anything will come of this, but it was interesting to send in a Twitter short and hear it shared.
Have you every participated in something like this before?
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

IWSG & What Genre?

First Wednesday of the month means IWSG time!

Purpose: To share and encourage.

This month's question (optional to use): Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write in and why?

I'm currently working on a couple of projects that I'm thrilled to write. They fall within the contemporary genre, real-life situations that unfold via story telling. However, my heart is steeped with a love for Narnia, Middle Earth, Hogwarts, and the otherworldly. Take me to the stars. Let us inhabit the moon. Or intrigue my imagination with the story of the cataclysmic after. Beacon, my book published through Evernight Teen, is an example of my love for reading and writing fantasy/speculative fiction unfolding in the tale of a teenage girl whose life is turned upside down once she stumbles into a truth about herself and the barely-held-together-world around her.

What about you? What is your favorite genre to read and write, or just read? Click here to get to the linky list to check out what others are sharing for today's IWSG post.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

Taking Stock - How Often Do You Do It?

Some people take stock, or look back, at the end of the year, an opportunity to do a "year in review." For those who make New Year's Resolutions, I'd recommend evaluating where you are at least every three months.

  • Review the goals you made.
  • Measure how far along you are in reaching your goals.
  • Consider if the goals are still realistic and what steps to take to reach them.

While I didn't make any resolutions or set any specific goal for 2019, I find myself in a position of gratitude.

  • My daughter completed her first year in high school with a very different outlook on school than when she completed her first year in middle school. Before the end of 6th grade, she hated school. Not the academics side, but goodness, it just wasn't an adventure filled with happy thoughts and unicorns. By the end of 9th grade, she was actually a little sad school was ending though she was ready to take a break from the academics. She was finally challenged to do and be more than the "bare minimum" and she did. 💪
  • I haven't said or done anything to result in losing my job so YAY for still being employed. 😁
  • Writing-wise, things are steady. Thanks to Dingbat Publishing, the Fable Ranger duology is complete.
  • Fable Ranger Return was released in February 2019. And with Fable Ranger Summons, they tell of the journey of young Casey swept away from her reality to the realm of Lorealia, to her adventures in fixing off-script fairy tales, putting things right, and dealing with rejection along the way. Then Masquerade: Oddly Suited, an IWSG Anthology (Ebook & Paperback )was released in April 2019. I rather enjoyed the fun sharing in guest posts and the interaction as things led up to the day of the release. Here is the fan art made by the talented Elizabeith Mueller. It is the main character for A Diver's Ball, my selected contribution to the anthology.


How are things going for any goals or resolutions you've made? Have you had a chance to read the Fable Ranger duology. If not, please make sure to purchase copies for yourselves and friends and enjoy. Have you had a chance to grab Masquerade: Oddly Suited? There is something for every reader so make sure to grab one for yourself and plenty more for your friends.
Monday, May 27, 2019 | By: Angela Brown

For the Fallen



When I was a young child, Memorial Day was a day we got as our last holiday before school let out. Growing older, I've learned to recognize the siginificance of the rows and rows of headstones, their link to lives lived but eventually ending while in service to a cause, to preserve that which is called freedom, but it itself isn't free.

To the kneeling soldier pictured in this post, I pray condolences and my sincere sadness for the loss of a family member, a friend, a loved one. I pray in gratitude for the service given and the life sacificed, for the fallen whose lives were the heavy price paid for the rest of us.

I pray for anyone who happens to read this post today, please take a brief moment of silence for the buried, the gone.

For the fallen.

Thank you.