Strange Elements–why I write what I wrote

“Jesus  said, “Does this offend you? What if you were to see the son of man ascending to where he was before?” John 6:62. Although Jesus referred to what he said about his flesh and blood, I apply to my writings. No two snowflakes are alike and I don’t plan to duplicate or copy someone’s writing styles. I write as I feel led. Yet some have problems with my books. With  A Second Chance at Love, an author told me it has strange elements. “Strange elements, how?” I asked. Well, it turned out she didn’t like the antagonist making her wear a robe or underwear. Can I say something? At least she wore something! Maybe I should have given her white cotton pants and  white loose cotton long sleeve shirt like cult leaders make their members wear.  In my original first draft, she wore underwear but someone complained so I had her wear a robe. Now everyone knows that winter robes have belts or ties to wrap around and the light ones either zip up or have buttons. The other “Strange element” she referred to was why did she make love to a man she didn’t love? Easy. It has been seven long years and even though she didn’t love him, she really wanted to. Her fear of getting hurt got in the way. He was very good and very persuasive. And besides, she had done it before. She missed sex. The other question is why did she do it after becoming a Christian?” Because the Bible didn’t get built into her heart mind and soul. Everyone knows that it takes more than a week to be acquainted with God’s Word. It is the same with Christians who uses profanity: they don’t have  it in the spirit that swearing is wrong.

The real hero is Jesus because even the man who brought her to his estate couldn’t change her heart. Although she had lost some of her bitterness and resentfulness she still needed Jesus in her life.  And new Christians are prone to fall into temptations.

In the Past Hunter, the strange elements is a woman who didn’t call the police whens he saw her boyfriend carry a rolled up carpet but instead up and left Montana. A personal experience is when I thought by moving to WA. State, I would get a job, but instead grew closer to Jesus. With Julie she got a job, etc but she also grew closer to Jesus. Why did she take her ex boyfriend back? Because like God giving us another chance after we screw up, so did she with Eric. Another strange element is one of  Julie’s co-worker got saved in a day. A reviewer couldn’t believe it! She thinks it takes longer but if a person’s heart is ready, then why not? Maybe it’s because she didn’t see or read it. I just think the reviewer lack faith, but God said in His Word that  “a nation can be born in one day.”

In Purify My Heart, I went outside the norm and wrote about a charming witch. who seduced a married woman. It;s true that Christians has nothing to do with witchcraft and they know God hates it, but my book isn’t 100% dark. There is light in it-God’s light has he offers forgiveness and deliverance to his erring child.

Everyone is different. We all get inspirations that differs from each other. I have read stranger tales that is all dark (I couldn’t finish the book)

When Jesus spoke those words, it was because  even some of his disciples couldn’t stomach what he said about his body. Just as some  readers can’t stomach what I wrote. To each his own.

On the side note: A Second Chance of Love is in process of being rewritten because another author said there is too much head popping and not enough showing so  you can download it free on Monday and get an update later or you can wait til it’s updated with a non free price.  The Past Hunter has been updated and will be free Monday. My third book is $3.99 at both Smashwords and Amazon

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Thanksgiving– A Story

My family and I struggle to make ends meet. After my father passed away a few years ago, we lived on one social security check after another, Life was hard! My sister and I grew up under a strict and stingy father. There were no happy anything because to him  holidays was just another day, but the three of us made the best of those days.

Every Thanks giving, my mom would take us out to Sizzler’s while my father made himself waffles. (If you ask why he didn’t’ come along, it is because he wouldn’t give us enough money  to buy all the fixings). It was nice eating out, but it got to be  too much after a few years. I missed a home cooked meal.

A year after he passed, my mother couldn’t handle walking anymore. Her legs would hurt and we have decided to have dinner at home. That was fine with me. Thanksgiving  falls on my cooking day so I looked forward to preparing a  big meal. (Someday I can do it for my future husband).

We have a lot to be thankful for. Thanksgiving isn’t about having a big meal although the pilgrims and the Natives had a feast. It’s about being thankful for what God has given us. The pilgrims were religious people. I can imagine they gave thanks for the bounty God has provided, and even more a safe landing on Plymouth Rock. I can also imagine the sharing of food! Either side eating food  neither have tasted before.  Here is  link where the Origins of Thanksgiving began http://www.wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm

So as you sit around the table with your family and friends, don’t take for granted with the food God has provided. There are people out in the world who don’t have what you have. They are homeless, poor and starving. In America, there are organizations that offers a Thanksgiving Meal to the less fortunate. Also take time to thank God for all the things he has done for you.

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Julie Henshaw from The Past Hunter

To help you know my characters. I have conducted an interview with Julie Henshaw. IN a few months, the second book in the series will be published and I want to get you acquainted with Julie.

Julie, so nice of you to take time out of your schedule to sit with me, Thanks for joining me.

My pleasure, Ruthie.

Julie, please tell the reader a little about your background.

I grew up as an only child in a small town of Montana, My parents raised me in Grace Baptist Church. I was very much sheltered and loved by them.

Did they home-school you or did you go to public schools?

**laugh** neither. They sent me to a Christian Private School in Billings. They wanted me to have the best education possible.

When did Eric come in on the scene? Was he your first?

**smiles** Yes. I met him while I worked as a waitress at Jewl’s&Jays Diner. He cane in as a customer and he hit on me!

(Eric in the background laughing)

In the Past Hunter. you left Montana, why?

(Looks at Eric then at me) I thought he had murdered someone so I left. It turned out he helped bury a a dead man…I found out the Lord allowed me to leave Montana because Eric hindered my walk with the Lord.

How long have you been married?

Three years and counting.

I hear you  are expecting your first child. Congratulations.

(Eric’s clear his throat)

Thank you, but I have the Lord to thank. It took Eric three years to let me off the pill and that came out cost.

Thank you for this time. Readers, to find out more about the “cost”, stay tune for the upcoming book BABY BLUES.

You’re welcome.

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Lead character in The Past Hunter:When the Past Comes Calling

C Christian Romance with Suspense

The Story Behind “The Past Hunter: When The Past Comes Calling

A few years ago I had this idea in my mind to write a romantic suspense. I wasn’t sure what to name it until later. I began with  a woman named Julie. Julie is kind of like who I want to be: Spiritual, Charismatic and into the kind of spiritual things I desire to be involved with. What she does for her second job is close to what I do: She is retailer at a bookstore.

The book begins when Julie wakes up with a strong feeling something is wrong. She receives visions of danger and flees. When she returns home, the danger is still there, but she braves it and finds out that her ex boyfriend had been looking for her—for 6 years!

Eric Young is a cowboy rancher. He own his father’s ranch and   is deeply in love with Julie. In chapter two we find out how it began why she is living in California and not in Montana with him. My book has received 12 reviews averaging around 4.5 stars rating.

You might think that the title is a strange one, but I couldn’t think what to name it. It came to me that since it is about a man from Julie’s past has come looking for her (hunting her down) why not call it the Past Hunter. The Subtitle came later.

If you haven’t downloaded my ebook yet, why not today. Or you can wait until Cyber Monday and download it for free.

In a few months, the second book which will  a woman’s fiction called Baby Blues. Please visit my website http://www.secondchanceseries.webs.com This book has been updated several times so now it should be even better!

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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.