Dead Leaves Paranormal-Scope

Leaves are changing colors. So they will fall. Die-off and rejuvenation is part of the life cycle of a tree. I loved the Ents in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Do you ever wonder what trees think about?

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

Aries:
The oak stands silent while someone cries. An hour later, that person is smiling in the garden. Sometimes it is best to stay out of matters that involve others. Change can happen fast.

Taurus:
The palm sways through tropical storms. Bending can be the wisest way to go. Don’t be so firm in your decisions. Examine all the details. Someone may know something you don’t.

Gemini:
The Japanese Maple is elegant of shape and has red leaves. Admire the differences in others.

Cancer:
The Blue Spruce’s branches sway slightly in the breeze. Their scent is heavenly. I find myself relaxing in that scent. Find things or scents that help you relax.

Leo:
The Birch trees stretch it’s limbs to the sky. It’s leaves turn gold in autumn. You are surrounded by gold in personal treasures.  What are your treasures in life? Appreciate them.

Virgo:
The Pennantia baylisiana is the rarest tree in the world and the last of its kind. It exists only in one place. You have a rare gift that you’re not using to your advantage.

Libra:
Bristlecone pines can live for thousands of years. Examine your health and confer with your doctor on what you could do better.

Scorpio:
The Flower of Kent is famous for inspiring a great scientist. This is the apple tree that Isaac Newton sat under. You have the opportunity to inspire others. Go for it.

Sagittarius:
The Giant Sequoia is famed for its strength, height, and endurance. You are very strong and those close to you feel comfort to lean on you in times of need.

Capricorn:
Rubber is made from the Rubber Tree. Keep smiling. Let anything negative bounce off you. You will more than survive.

Aquarius:
The Weeping Willow bends even under the weight of snow. It endures even the hardest of times. Count on your ability to endure tough times and coming out of it shining in the sun.

Pisces:
Maple syrup comes from the Sugar Maple. Sweet delights are coming your way.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

New: The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 3 available in Amazon Print and Kindle!  Now in Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords.
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Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
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A Year Not Quite Over and An Excerpt from A Vampire for Christmas by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Autumn is coming!

2020 has been a hard year for everyone.

Prior to, I had a year (Jan. 2019-Feb. 2020) of fighting cancer. Most of the time, I was in seclusion whenever my immune system was compromised, which was often. Whenever my doc said that my immune system was good, I saw my grandchildren and went to church. That wasn’t as frequent as I would have liked, but I was grateful for every moment. I took the last chemo drug intravenously on February 15.

The following week, I went out to a beautiful breakfast buffet with my family including grandchildren.

A very short time later the pandemic was recognized in the USA, and the shutdown happened. People were dying. New information seemed to come out about the coronavirus every day. I’m in the high-risk group, so I ended up secluded again.

Currently, I can’t go into houses, not even my daughter’s home. I can’t go into any small venues, restaurants, or hotels.

What do I do? Facetime a lot. Call. Text. I was eating too much. I gained 40 lbs. during the shutdown. Now I’m slowly losing weight. YAY! I can see the grandkids as they play in their yard. YAY!

I’ve also been writing. My New Adult dragon book is in editing now. Have your fingers crossed, that it comes out before Christmas. I’m working on a cancer survival book. While I was undergoing chemo, I started two books. One is a Young Adult vampire book and the other would be Book 4 in my current series Arnhem Knights of New York and it’s set in Iceland mostly.

I am so jazzed by what I’m writing.

Here for your delight is an excerpt from A Vampire for Christmas, Book 3 in the Vampires in Manhattan series.

*

“No,” Georgia whimpered at the hand reaching into the window display, yanking out the coat she’d stared at every day for three weeks–the thick brown and black, faux fur coat with the black hood. None of the other coats compared to that one with its elegant lines and obvious warmth. Georgia’s own coat was shabby. She shivered.

If only her credit cards weren’t maxed out. A tear streamed down her cheek before freezing on her face.

Then she saw the reflection. Every time she stopped at this window, his reflection would be there staring back. He stood about two feet behind her, so the image was shadowed. At first, she reasoned that perhaps he lived in the neighborhood and it was a coincidence. Maybe he was looking at coats for his mother or girlfriend. Maybe he was a stalker. She turned to leave.

Someone tapped her on the shoulder. Georgia gripped her bag strap and turned, then looked up. He was tall, broad shouldered, and compassion made his face kind. Bright green eyes gazed into hers. His warm brown hair was cut conservatively, which matched the new, dark brown coat.

“Are you all right?”

“Yes. I’m fine. Thank you.”

“You’re not fine. Please, let me help you.”

Instantly, she burst into a run and didn’t stop until she reached the donut shop across from her apartment. Sitting at a table, Georgia peeked through the window. He hadn’t followed her. Snowflakes floated down obscuring her vision. Maybe she overreacted. Maybe not. You couldn’t be too careful in New York. She got up and went to the counter to order coffee and donuts to go.

When she stepped outside again, the lights had come on up and down the street. It was beginning to look like Christmas. It could be so magical if it wasn’t so sad. Georgia figured that she would run out of money by New Year’s. What a way to start the New Year. Jobless. Homeless. Broke.

Georgia looked up and down the street but saw no sign of the man from the reflection and decided it was safe to cross the street to her apartment.

As she unlocked the building door, her landlady with iron-gray hair stood there. “Good evening, Georgia.”

“Hi, Mrs. Polasky.”

“Do you have that rent money for me?”

Georgia shuffled in her purse and took out a check and held it out. “Here it is.”

The woman took it. “That’s good. Have a Happy Christmas.” Then she went back into her apartment and slammed the door.

Last check, thought Georgia. She didn’t want to tell her. Maybe she could hold out again until halfway through the month to tell her landlady. Maybe something wonderful would happen. Maybe instead of snow, money would fall from the sky.

Georgia pressed the button for the elevator when her landlady’s door opened. “Oh, Georgia, a courier came by with this package for you. I almost forgot.”

It was a large, rectangular box with a fancy bow. The tag on the box had her name. “Thank you.”

The elevator doors opened and Georgia walked in. As soon as the doors closed, she examined the box more closely. It was heavy, a woven white, but bore no markings other than the tag. The bow was a deep green. Before she could open it, the elevator had reached the fifth floor and she got out. Georgia hurried to her door, unlocked it, opened it, and locked it behind her just as fast.

*

Want to know what’s inside that box? A Vampire for Christmas is available in Kindle

Please, be safe! Enjoy life! There is more to come in all our lives!

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

New: The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 3 available in Amazon Print and Kindle!  Now in Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords.
Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch(mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords and iBooks (on Apple devices).
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A Year in Review…Thus Far

I sat this week scrolling through the titles of my blogs this year and I had to laugh. They are full of words like panic, fear, gratitude, little wins, etc. It is as if one could read my and probably many folks emotions as we’ve ridden through 2020.

I realize the year is not done yet and if anything, I believe it is accurate to say that many more events are yet to come. Still, 2020 is one for the books and a year in which we were absolutely made to feel. These emotions may have ranged from shock to fear to anger to surprise to fear… you get the point, there has been an air of unpredictability and the thought at time that nothing more could happen. And yet, we also realize that at times while life could be better, it could also be worse.

So what is the point of all this? The truth is I don’t have that answer. I’m not. Sure any of us do. Perhaps in the future we will look back and see a reason (or not) things happened the way they did. What we do know after this year in review thus far is that it has happened and we can probably all say we’ve learned something. I know I’ve come to learn what is more important and counts more for me in life. What have you learned after this near year in review?

Happy writing this week!

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Spooky Coffee Beans Paranormal-Scope

The secret is out. You can make delicious coffee from whole beans without grinding them up. Have you considered that coffee beans after they’ve been brewed can be read much like tea leaves? Let’s see what they have to say.

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

Aries:
Spooky Coffee Beans say that your feelings are too easily aroused right now for good and bad. Take a breath and think things out a bit before saying a word.

Taurus:
Spooky Coffee Beans admires your night attire but don’t wear it all day long. You will get past this slump. A new day presents new opportunities.

Gemini:
Spooky Coffee Beans love being fragrant in a beautiful home. It’s time to redecorate!

Cancer:
Spooky Coffee Beans admire coffee drinkers of honor. Before doing anything, think, and then consider doing the right action.

Leo:
Spooky Coffee Beans know that friends and family are important. Spend more time with those you love, even if it’s on Facetime.

Virgo:
Spooky Coffee Beans know to drop the past and embrace future possibilities. Do the same.

Libra:
Spooky Coffee Beans know that people are on edge right now. Lay low from those with negative words and thoughts.

Scorpio:
Spooky Coffee Beans are always honest and refreshing. Be honest most with those you hold dearest.

Sagittarius:
Spooky Coffee Beans reveal that you can’t always avoid unpleasantness. Look out for yourself and your future.

Capricorn:
Spooky Coffee Beans say that time is on your side. But do things to protect yourself and your savings regardless.

Aquarius:
Spooky Coffee Beans say go with your feelings. If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.

Pisces:
Spooky Coffee Beans love a good coffee sit down with a trusted friend. Express your concerns and get a new view.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

New: The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 3 available in Amazon Print and Kindle!  Now in Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords.
Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle and Kindle Unlimited!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords and iBooks (on Apple devices).
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An Excerpt from The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Thank you, Anna James.  Now for an excerpt.

*

“Thanks,” David said as he handed the driver his fare and watched the cab pull away from the curb into the rainy night. The cab’s passenger, an attractive young woman, would wake the next morning with a slight feeling of euphoria but otherwise no memory of their evening together. David grimaced to himself. He could do with some euphoria.

Then he looked across the street and sighed. There it was. A hotel stood in place of the family home his father built in 1857. He missed his mother and brothers. William and George, his older brothers, died in the war. David was supposed to die at Gettysburg, but that vampire . . . He closed his eyes to push away the memory that hurt so much. His honor was robbed that night when his blood seeped into the battlefield. That ghastly, white face stole his humanity with a single bite.

He shook his head studying the building. He took a room there once. He wanted to feel his mother’s gentle presence. He had been desolate. He needed her so the loneliness wouldn’t eat him. But David found nothing. No presence. No feeling the family ever existed.

Heavy rain beat down on him, but David remained untouched by a single drop. Pain, however, still reached through time to touch him.

“You are a deserter. You are no longer my son.”

The image of his little brother Thomas waving from an upstairs window. A hand-painted, wooden soldier David left on the back porch for the boy.

It was over that fast.

David walked down the street in the rain. While his hunger was satisfied, his longing was not. Blood was not enough anymore. Lust for strangers left him empty. David wanted love, and deep in his barely beating heart, he asked, God, take pity on a vampire.

Pain seared through his chest. He fell to his knees. David shook his head knowing vampires did not have heart attacks. Trying to stand, he froze. A vision. A woman falling. Despite the pain, he heard her cries and took to the air, then plunged into the East River.

A million contradictory thoughts ran through his brain, one being that he shouldn’t be in saltwater, but he dismissed them all. He had to find her. A flash of gold caught his eye. He rushed toward it, found her, and pulled her to the surface. She didn’t stir. He pressed her face to his. She’s so cold but so soft. He sighed. Her lips are blue! Holding her tightly in his arms, he exploded from the water and minutes later landed across the street from a hospital.

I’ll just give her to them. All I have to do is walk across the street. She’ll be all right. But he didn’t move. She stirred feelings inside him like no one ever had. David didn’t want to let her go. More than anything he wanted her to live, but he sensed the massive injuries to her body. She had hit the water like concrete. Blood seeped from her ears. No. The moment he brushed her golden locks from her beautiful, still face, his heart broke. He cradled her against him like a child. I can’t let her die.

Her eyes fluttered. She coughed. He laid her on the small patch of grass between buildings. She puked, spewing out blood and black water. She wheezed, trying to breathe through shaky gasps.

“Oh, God, how I hurt!”

“I’m taking you to the hospital. It’s only across the street.”

“No hospital. I’ll try . . . again.” Ragged breaths interrupted her words. “I’ll kill myself . . . sooner or later.”

“Please, don’t say that.”

***

He looked so hurt. Even as her life slipped away, Laura couldn’t bear his pain. It’s a shame I didn’t meet you before the bridge.

*

Now you have met the vampire David Hilliard and Laura Cordelais.  Interested in more? The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais is available in Kindle and Amazon Print Barnes and Noble Print

Please, be safe! Enjoy life!

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

New: The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 3 available in Amazon Print and Kindle!  Now in Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords.
Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch(mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords and iBooks (on Apple devices).
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For The Love Of…Lessons Learned From Dogs by Artemis Crow

by Artemis Crow

I’ve mentioned in the past that we have been involved in Doberman rescue since 2005. Though our role is not as great these days, we still have a senior diabetic Doberman who’s mostly blind as a permanent foster, and I’m on the board of a Doberman rescue charity.

We’ve had healthy, young Dobies who just needed a place to land until a new home could be found. We’ve had the pleasure of happy puppies and gentle, sweet seniors, and we’ve had several hospice dogs stay with us until the end of their lives. Rescue is breathtakingly beautiful, filled with moments of grace, and heartbreaking – seeing the damage cruelty and neglect can do to a living creature steals the breath and fills the eyes.

But for the crazy emotional roller coaster that can be rescue, there are lessons I’ve learned from the dozens of dogs who have come through our lives. These are lessons for life, and even for my writing, and I want to share them with you today.

Be Bold

Allow yourself to take that leap into the unknown. Stretch yourself, even if it makes you uncomfortable, and discover the heights and depths of who you are. You never know unless you try has been a lesson I’ve seen every single foster dog embrace.

Have The Courage And Perseverance To Overcome Obstacles

The greatest courage I’ve witnessed was found in those dogs either born with special needs or through injury or disease became special needs dogs. The blind, the paralyzed, the amputees, all of them pushed through their challenges. Even those fosters who came to us starved, or wounded physically, emotionally, and/or psychologically, proved, with time, to be resilient, their ability to live in the moment changing their lives for the better.

Embrace The World In Its Simplest Forms

Because dogs live in the moment, those moments are filled to the brim with everything around them. They live in a world of scents and sounds, sight and taste, touch and the needs of their bodies. People could benefit from slowing down to experience each of those sensory details instead of processing them all as a whole as we are wont to do. We are busy, I get it, yet I fear we are missing out on the simplest inputs that could give us joy. As a writer, I have to remember that my characters are not two-dimensional. By incorporating the senses, I can make them three-dimensional and immerse readers into my world more fully.

Found Family Matters

Our family consisted of human, canine and feline. Three species that chose to live and love together. Each time we brought in a new foster, we worked to introduce them to the pack. Slowly, yes, but with only a few exceptions, the new dogs became a member of the expanded family. In writing, we develop our own families: universally, those who love reading, specifically, those who love your genre, particularly, those who love your books. Celebrate your found family! They are you pack!

Embrace Boundless Joy

This is similar to living in the moment, but on steroids. With the cooler weather, I see this example often: the chill in the air, the breeze blowing, the sun shining on their coats sends my three pack into paroxysms of pleasure. Prancing and running, zipping and zoomies, throwing of the head and snorts, these are just some of the silliness that dogs display when filled with joy. They don’t care if they look silly. In fact, I think they grow sillier when their antics are rewarded with our laughter. IRL, this is a lesson we should embrace, especially these days. As a writer, I find boundless joy when a reader tells me they loved my book, and it makes me try that much harder to bring them joy in the next book.

Never Be Afraid To Be Unique

Another benefit of living in the moment is a lack of ego. That lack of ego results in amputees who are ready to run in days after losing a limb; they don’t seem to care that they now have three legs, they just want to learn how to balance on their remaining legs. They are who they are; it’s as simple as that. This ability is awe-inspiring and has reminded me more than once that being different or unique isn’t a liability, but our greatest asset. You are unique in all the world, but it’s easier to succumb to the more comfortable state of conformity. As writers, we talk about the importance of voice and how it distinguishes us from other writers. Is it not just as important to embrace that which makes us unique in our lives?

This is my second post about dogs…guess it’s obvious I’m a fan. They have many lessons to teach us; I hope the few I listed above give you food for thought. Do you have any questions about dogs or dog rescue? Ask away!

May your words flow freely,

Artemis

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Change Gears

This week has been a crazy week and I’m ashamed to say that I have behaved like a brat for most of it. It’s one of those weeks where you just sit in the midst of tons of things that seem to go wrong— kids waking you up in the night, internet outages and you can’t get work done, relationship tensions all around you… you get the picture. And yet, here I sit writing this blog, annoyed at myself for being what I’ve termed a brat.

Why? Because I’m whining about things that are all somewhat solvable in a fairly easy way. I’ve still got my job and my health, I’m breathing clean air and I live a comfortable lifestyle. I’m not worrying about whether I am going to be evicted because I ve lost my job and can’t pay my rent. I’m not fighting for my life on a ventilator. I’m not breathing smoke-filled air or worse, I have my home and it hasn’t been snatched up by some fire.

Look, I bring this up because it is normal. I spoke to someone yesterday who told me they were doing well overall and their family was fine, yet they felt guilty given the circumstances of so many others. This is normal I believe and I can relate to it, but I can also say that feeling guilty isn’t really deserved and doesn’t really help anything. I wouldn’t wish horrible circumstances on anyone and I would hope that most people wouldn’t wish them on me. That being said, I do think it’s okay to put things in perspective and give yourself a “wake up call” if you are getting a bit too stuck in your own head— it would probably serve most of us well!

So next time you are getting annoyed with yourself or feeling guilty, do something about it. Got for a walk to clear the mind or take it a step further and make a difference— volunteer, donate, advise others. You may have to get creative these days but the need is plenty.

Happy writing this week!

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Elven Wisdom Paranormal-Scope

I had “Zombie Wisdom” last week. Now groups are coming out of the woodwork demanding equal time. Let’s see what the elves have to say.

While I am not qualified in any way to read neither stars nor planets, I am intimately linked to the paranormal in the world in many ways. So are you.

The paranormal-scope is for entertainment purposes only and is not meant to guide your life by.

Aries:
Elves do everything they can to calm themselves during these hard times. There are those people who like to push buttons. Ignore them and take better care of yourself. A pampering day is in order.

Taurus:
Elves are highly organized and find that it helps them be more productive. Make a task list and check it off as you go. Look for other ways to organize your work.

Gemini:
Elves are into family and friends. Reach out and call someone you’ve been missing.

Cancer:
Elves spend a lot of time listening to avoid misunderstandings. Do the same. Ask questions, if you don’t understand something.

Leo:
Elves are frugal with their money. It’s time to make a clear budget and stick to it. You will thank yourself later when you need the money.

Virgo:
Elves know when someone is not telling the whole truth. Be aware that some people have something to hide.

Libra:
Elves don’t work themselves into the ground and neither should you. Build time in to rejuvenate. Take care of your health.

Scorpio:
Elves don’t compete with each other. They focus on individual goals for self-happiness. Do the same.

Sagittarius:
Elves focus on their work to get the most done in the most efficient way, so they can move on to the next project. Embrace your work with the same energy.

Capricorn:
Elves keep their eyes wide open for possibilities. New adventures are coming your way.

Aquarius:
Elves are creative in a limitless way. So are you. Embrace your creative abilities.

Pisces:
Elves don’t let stress get to them. They bake cookies. Look at different ways to relieve stress. You might want to ask your doctor.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 3 available in Amazon Print and Kindle!  New: Now in Nook and Kobo
Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle and Kindle Unlimited!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch (mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords and iBooks (on Apple devices).
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A Writing Prompt for Two Chairs by Susan Hanniford Crowley

This is a September beach. Write a story about the two who sit in these chairs and what brings them to this beach. Breathe in the ocean air. Feel the warmth of the day. Write and be free.

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Remember! Love yourself and others. Wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance.

-Susan
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
www.susanhannifordcrowley.com
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

New: The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 3 available in Amazon Print and Kindle!  Now in Nook and Kobo
Vampire Princess of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 2 available in Kindle!
Vampire King of New York, Arnhem Knights of New York, Book 1 now in Kindle and Print!
Vampire in the Basement, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 4 available in Kindle.
Poseidon’s Catch(mythology romance) available in Kindle.
Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room (steampunk romance) available in Kindle.
A Vampire for Christmas, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 3 available in Kindle.
The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, Vampires in Manhattan, Book 2 available in Kindle and Print and Barnes and Noble Print
When Love Survives, Vampires in Manhattan Book 1 available in Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Smashwords and iBooks (on Apple devices).
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Push Ourselves

This past week, my kids started school and man was it a doozy. We survived and truth be told, the both liked their teachers and made it to the weekend seemingly healthy (and yes I realize kids can be asymptomatic when it comes to Covid). But the week was not without it’s difficulties and learning experiences.

My oldest was anxiety ridden all week long and I honestly questioned whether he would get through it and what would happen if the anxiety was around to stay. I’m glad to report it is dying down into week two but I am not ruling it out as completely gone.

My youngest was happier to be returning to school but full of questions and quite a big slice of mischief. I’m happy to report that he is better acclimated and behaving better than expected when it comes to his virtual days.

The lesson learned this week on all sides was that it is okay and even makes sense to push ourselves, not to a point we feel defeated but certainly to a point we are challenging ourselves. It is what will make us stronger and better at navigating the craziness we call life.

Happy writing this week!

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