An Excerpt from Purify My Heart

Darlene worked as a writer for the Addison Review to help
pay her bills. When she had no work to do, she would quietly work10588606_896981380315702_1943827341_n (1)
on her manuscript, which she hoped would be a novel someday. After
many submissions, she received rejection after rejection, but she never
gave up.
Darlene’s marriage to a Marine made her life lonely, as her
husband was away a lot. As a result, her heart drifted to a charming
and alluring man named Diethelm, who came into the magazine
company looking for a business deal (or so he said). He saw Darlene
and felt drawn to her beauty and innocence.
“Hello. Is your name ‘Bella’?” He smiled. “Because you are
beautiful indeed.”
She blushed. “Thank you. My name is Darlene.” His
compliment caught her off guard, but she quickly remembered where
they were. In a more businesslike voice, she asked, “What can I do for
you?”
Diethelm smiled. “I completely forgot when I saw you.” He
put a finger to his chin, pretending to think. “Oh yes, I am here to
see your Editor. Is he in?”
Darlene wondered where that first line had come from.
“She,” Darlene corrected, and wondered if he’d made up the answer
on the spot. “And she is out. Her assistant is in.”
“Would you care to have lunch with me?”
Wow! This guy moves fast!
Darlene blushed and smiled. “I’m a married woman.”
“What harm is having lunch with a new friend?” He flashed
his charming smile at her again.
“I would be glad to, as long as you don’t make passes at me.”
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“I would not dream of it.”
What he did dream about was touching her and holding her
close. It was what he’d wanted for a long time, way before he’d even
entered the building.
“Okay,” Darlene said nervously, not knowing how to answer
this handsome stranger. He was so forward and so sure of himself.
And she had been lonely for far too long.
“Great! I look forward to seeing you again.” He picked up a
piece of notebook paper and scribbled an address. Then he handed
her the note. “Why don’t we meet at the Illuminate Me Diner?”
Illuminate Me Diner? Isn’t that—Oh the thought of going there!
She shuddered.
Diethelm saw her discomfort and understood the reason.

True Love is Hard to Come By These DAys

UniquelyHis67:

This is a great article about marriage commitment

Originally posted on It all started with Heathcliff:

“Whoa … True love like that is hard to come by these days.”

This response to my birthday post for my husband hurt my heart. Yes, we have been married for 19.5 years and yes, I meant everything I said in that post … my husband is my concrete. But, he is not Prince Charming and I’m no Princess.  It is not a bed of roses – this thing called marriage is hard, in fact, the hardest thing I’ve ever done. We fight. We fuss. Sometimes we “hate” each other. We’ve had ups and downs – been through so much … but here’s what keeps us from the “D” word … Commitment.

We we said, “I do,” we said those words before God.

That means everything to the both of us. There is no Plan B, no trap door, no escape hatch. We said “For Better or Worse” in front…

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Where Are All the Reviews?

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So I wrote a book and Linkville Press published it just last July. Previously  my book was called Jesus Paid It All, many people downloaded it, but none reviewed it. People told me it looked like a devotional (see photo below)Paranormal Suspense

And therefore I decided to go with a new look

PMH2

until I asked my co-author if she could edit my next Manuscript. She was about to but she was looking for another publisher to edit for until she found Linkville Press and got me involved so she can edit my MS, I have decided to have LP publish PMH (see first photo) Amanda Marie did a great job with the cover, but  authors in the christian circle questioned it saying it suggests erotica. I even had a potential reviewer turn down her offer to review because it was too dark for her. We live in a dark world. I guess Christian readers expect the books they read to be all light because they’ve seen enough darkness in their life time!

In our world, many evils have been played out: The threat of an extreme militant group beheading Christians, abortions becoming legal, politicians promoting and supporting gay rights and more persecution of Christians! What are we Christians to do? Go hide until it’s all over? In some cases, they cry out “Lord Jesus come now!” But Jesus is the light of the world–we are the light in the dark world and we can’t hide our light.

I can guarantee that in all my books no matter how dark it may seem, there is a light, but you persevere if you want to see the light.  If you faint at the sight of blood, you will never be  a doctor.  If you don’t have a strong mind, you wont be able to find good in my book because you will quit.

Purify My Heart needs reviews! And people shriek when they read my book involves witches. If I write about a woman being kidnapped and dressed in a robe, people think I write a strange tale. If I write about a woman over reacting to what she has seen or that someone gets saved,  people thinks my book is unrealistic. I have read worst.

So will the real reviewers stand up?

Thanks for letting me rant.

PURIFY MY HEART

I would like to share what two reviewers said about “Purify My Heart. I pray this will encourage you to download and read  the book:

5.0 out of 5 stars Purify my Heart August 26, 2014

By Ella
Format:Paperback
This book took me a while to get into, but once I was able to get into it kept me guessing until the last page. Purify My Heart was not a typical romance story, it is a mixture of Christian faith verses the Wiccan lifestyle. Challenging each to see which one has a stronger hold on the soul. There were several twist and turns in the story I wasn’t sure what to expect, which was nice not being able to know a quarter to half way into the book they way it would end. But thru all the trails and challenges that where presented. I think that The Ruthie Madison did a wonderful job balancing faith and paranormal.
Format:Kindle Edition
Sometimes, when a handsome man invites you to lunch, it is wiser to refuse. When the lonely young wife Darlene is invited to go to a restaurant, by the very handsome and mysterious Diethelm, accompanying him was a very unwise thing indeed to do. She set a series of nightmarish adventures in train, that would take her from her quiet life in California to gilded captivity in Germany as the intended bride of her witch suitor.
Darlene is not the only one in her family to be dragged into danger. Her husband, Dylan, also becomes enmeshed in the intrigues of Diethelm’s family coven, when he is kidnapped from his Marine base in Afghanistan by the pagan sex siren Tasha.
As its title suggests, this is a book with a very strong Christian ethos. But it is not just a good book in the strictly biblical sense. While the great love that God has for all of us shines out from the pages, it in no way diminishes its effectiveness as a really exciting and suspenseful story. It might be a Christian book, but it will keep people of all faiths and no faiths on the edges of their seats. I absolutely recommend it to one and all.   https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/461494

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Purify My Heart Reviews

Christian Fantasy

 Do you like fantasies? When I wrote Purify My Heart, I thought it was  paranormal, but it isn’t. C.S Lewis wrote the Narnia Chronicles. In one of his books, there is a witch.  Harry Potter isn’t paranormal either–Rawlings writes Fantasy too. Thank to Amanda Marie she made it clear to me just by labeling it as fantasy. So I present to you, my very first Christian Fantasy “Purify My Heart”. 

Darlene, a military wife becomes entranced by a dark and mysterious man known as Diethelm. He reveals to her later they are connected to each other and she must fulfill her destiny–to become a witch like him and  to become his wife. Darlene  already weak in her faith succumbs to his seduction, but when she realizes what she has done, she fights for her life! She seeks forgiveness from God.  Can God deliver her from the claws of death or is it too late?

 

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5.0 out of 5 stars Purify my Heart August 26, 2014
By Ella
Format:Paperback
This book took me a while to get into, but once I was able to get into it kept me guessing until the last page. Purify My Heart was not a typical romance story, it is a mixture of Christian faith verses the Wiccan lifestyle. Challenging each to see which one has a stronger hold on the soul. There were several twist and turns in the story I wasn’t sure what to expect, which was nice not being able to know a quarter to half way into the book they way it would end. But thru all the trails and challenges that where presented. I think that The Ruthie Madison did a wonderful job balancing faith and paranormal.
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Format:Kindle Edition
Sometimes, when a handsome man invites you to lunch, it is wiser to refuse. When the lonely young wife Darlene is invited to go to a restaurant, by the very handsome and mysterious Diethelm, accompanying him was a very unwise thing indeed to do. She set a series of nightmarish adventures in train, that would take her from her quiet life in California to gilded captivity in Germany as the intended bride of her witch suitor.
Darlene is not the only one in her family to be dragged into danger. Her husband, Dylan, also becomes enmeshed in the intrigues of Diethelm’s family coven, when he is kidnapped from his Marine base in Afghanistan by the pagan sex siren Tasha.
As its title suggests, this is a book with a very strong Christian ethos. But it is not just a good book in the strictly biblical sense. While the great love that God has for all of us shines out from the pages, it in no way diminishes its effectiveness as a really exciting and suspenseful story. It might be a Christian book, but it will keep people of all faiths and no faiths on the edges of their seats. I absolutely recommend it to one and all.
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Book available at Amazon.com and Smashword.com

 

Purify My Heart Re release Book launch

Friday I had another bool launch for the same book. The difference is I have a new cover and new publisher.  My editor has made some changes to my manuscript too. I decided to start a new. Sure people knew  about Jesus Paid it All. It was a flop! It wasn’t that the part went sour but that my book wasn’t selling. Of all the people who downloaded the ebook, only one wrote a review. Lovely huh?  Another blooper on my behalf was having my ebook free for too long.

Well, I’ve learned. Never again. I’ll just offer a coupon the next time and I did. However…

Since my ebook was republished, I no longer had control of that feature. However, my publisher let me  offer a coupon as a contest prize. I would say it was the best launch party I have  hosted, But  you know it wasn’t just me who made it special because  both my co author and I couldn’t before the whole 12 hours so I asked  a couple of friends who I know who has done Book parties; Laura  Ranger and Cathy Jackson. Of course Kathy and I hosted it too.

The party  went well! There were lots of e-book giveaways,  a couple of key rings,  and a book markers. Most of it, a gift card from Amazon. I  posted trivia questions that had to do with witches, posted, pics where you had to caption it.  I try to get ideas from other book parties  and be as clean as possible.  I think Cathy did a great job as well as Laura and  my co author and I couldn’t do it without them.

It was my intention to make it fun and it was for fun.

If you missed out, there will be others. In the meantime here is the book trailer

 

Book Trailer

 

 

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