Defeating evil will require Reagan to place her trust in unexpected allies and reconsider the loyalties of her inner circle.
A team is only as strong as its weakest link.
Trusting in angels and instructions from above will be the cornerstone of her pack’s strategy to put an end to Rafe and his demon army.
But his connections and powers run deep.
Reagan’s pack must come together and be willing to sacrifice everything to save mankind. But along the way, she’ll suffer heartache.
Anguish for herself and those closest to her.
Still, nothing can stop what has been foretold. Fate has determined the end game, but divine intervention supports the victor.
I am so excited to share the cover for Chasing Eternity with you. Chasing Eternity is the last installment in Tia's Tala Prophecy series. The books are action packed YA paranormal stories about a young heroine who must choose the right path in order to stop a demon werewolf from destroying the world. I had the privilege of beta reading Chasing Eternity and it does not disappoint.
Tia Silverthorne Bach has been married to her college sweetheart for twenty years, has three beautiful girls, and adores living in sunny California. Her daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home. She believes in fairy tales and happy endings and is an avid reader and rabid grammar hound.
She is an award-winning, multi-genre author and an Editor for Indie Books Gone Wild. From an early age, she escaped into books and believes they can be the source of healing and strength. If she’s not writing, you can find her on the tennis court, at the movies, reading a good book, or spooning Jiffy peanut butter right out of the jar.
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How our internal context can shape our lives
I recently found a book by Vlad Zachary titled The Excellence Habit. I was intrigued because it reminded me of my blog posts Driven to Succeed, Resolutions vs. Goals, and Being Are You Who You Are? (links below if you’d like to check them out again). Thumbing through the pages, a passage caught my attention. The section described how our inner context or environment can shape our lives.
It is easy to see how our external environment or context plays a major factor in affecting our state of mind. The coffee is empty, the car is out of gas, a truck coats you in muddy water, and you decide you are having a bad day. Changing this negative mental state takes some energy. However, we can consciously decide that even in bad circumstances we can have a positive outlook and feel happy rather than wallow in self-pity.
Much like our external environment shapes our outlook, our internal environment or context can shape our feelings and reactions. Some of our inner context comes from memories. A song may trigger a negative reaction because it was a favorite of a former friend. The scent of apple pie can remind us of meals with our family and we feel happy. On a deeper level, our thoughts, beliefs, and values make up our core inner context and shape how we perceive and react to the world.
Changing a core inner context that may hinder success in relationships or careers can be harder than just deciding to have a good day. I’ll give you an example of how I experienced changing a core inner context. I am told that as a young child I was very quiet and shy. Family members chose to reiterate this point to me often and I came to believe I was a shy person. Those who know me will tell you I am not the most outgoing one of a bunch. I won’t claim to be an extrovert, but I enjoy being with friends and can be quite animated when I am passionate about something.
Having the inner context of being a shy person kept me from socializing with peers and conversing with teachers in many instances. It wasn’t until college that I began to shed the cloak of shyness and embrace the outgoing side of my personality. It took a long time to fully change how I thought of myself and have courage to engage people like professors who could help me shape my future.
Thinking about my reactions to life I see several other patterns of beliefs that have hindered my, I won’t say success, I will say excellence. The challenge from Vlad Zachary is to identify the wrong statements written on your psyche, the inner graffiti, if you will, and change how you interact with the world.
All the best,
Links to prior blog posts:
Driven to Succeed http://triciacopeland.com/blog--e-newsletter/driven-to-succeed
Resolutions vs. Goals http://triciacopeland.com/blog--e-newsletter/resolutions-vs-goals-3-reasons-goals-are-better
Being Who You Are vs. What You Do http://triciacopeland.com/blog--e-newsletter/are-you-who-you-are
More about Vlad Zachary
Born in the heart of the Balkans, Vlad Zachary was ushered into a world of forbidden hippy music, communism, and a clear division between East and West. He grew up ignoring authority and conformism, whenever safe.
Vlad's formal education took place in Sofia, Bulgaria - a city proud to be both ancient and young. During his college years, he built a name as a reliable journalist with pro-democracy preferences. As student, Vlad also made his way onto the national TV scene, where he anchored a leading, live news show.
With this solid combo of knowledge+experience under his belt, Vlad decided that journalism was not all there was to life. So he took a job as a telecoms manager in Botswana, Africa and learned first-hand about business, local culture, and the tricks to cleaning catfish. Next, he came to America, earned a Babson MBA, brought his son to live and grow with him, and had a daughter. He founded Pingwyn, a location-based mobile platform, and produced the Mastering The Job Interview DVD.
Vlad lives in Massachusetts, works in e-commerce marketing, and enjoys family time on nearby beaches. His first book - The Excellence Habit, struck a nerve. It is an Amazon best-seller.
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I am so excited to share the cover of THINK YOU KNOW ME with you! The third installment of the Being Me series takes on a whole new feel as Amanda faces her biggest challenge yet.
From the back cover:
This isn’t fair! I close my eyes and see his face. His mother’s words echo in my dreams. Now he is plastered on the front page? How do I move past the rage and guilt when he won’t go away? I need him gone. He doesn’t get to win like this. I won’t let him.
Amanda’s first year of college is fraught with drama and parental scrutiny. With her relationship secure and a clean break from her parents, all she wants is a normal term. But fate steps in and deals a shattering blow. Think You Know Me will have you guessing from the first page.
I am happy to share Katie M. John's Knight Trilogy series event with you! I met Katie last summer at the Utopya book conference in Nashville. She is a wonderful lady with great talent! I've read two of her books now and am excited to read the second two installations in this series!
A little more about the Knight Trilogy, direct from Katie:
With the arrival at college of the handsome and enigmatic Blake Beldevier, seventeen-year-old Mina Singer finds herself catapulted into a magical realm where she soon learns fairy tales are not for children, and the wickedest witch of all is Morgan Le Fay; a beautiful but deadly rival.
The Knight Trilogy takes the reader on a bewitching mythical roller-coaster tour from the wilds of Cornwall, to the pyramids of Egypt, to the Templar HQ in the snowy Swiss Mountains, to the resting place of Merlin in the forests of Brittany.
Blending Arthurian legends, European fairy tales and Holy Grail lore, The Knight Trilogy is an epic scale paranormal fantasy with a very romantic twist.
It has garnered much praise since the release of Book 1 in October 2010, winning several awards, many five star reviews from prominent book blogs, and hitting the coveted No.1 Amazon spots in YA, YA Romance and YA Fairy Tales. It has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide.
About Katie M John
Katie lives in London (UK) with her hubby, two daughters, and cat. She is the author of the No.1 Best selling YA fairy tale series, 'The Knight Trilogy' and award winning, 'Beautiful Freaks'. She is also the author of a seven book witchcraft series, 'The Meadowsweet Chronicles' and many other works.
She is an avid supporter of the indie book movement and is founder of Little Bird Publishing House (A publishing co-operative bringing unique and diverse voices to publication)
Katie loves all things paranormal, romantic and steeped in folklore and legend.
Read more about her works at www.katiemjohn.com