August 2012 - C. S. Dorsey
"And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions." Joel 2:28

Friday, August 31, 2012

Transition, The Chimers Hunters Series ~Excerpt~



Transition, The Chimera Hunter Series




The Chimera a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared the Chimeras’ powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So, they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.

SHELBY O’NEILhas led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.

DEVELON COLEis Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people are desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon has just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal is to protect her against the hunter’s and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.

Author Bio



Megan S. Johnston is a freelance writer and entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing fiction, she runs several family-owned and operated businesses, which she started over twenty years ago. She is an avid reader of paranormal romance and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.  She has four children and seven grandchildren and lives with her husband and two dogs in Woodinville, Washington. Transition is her début novel.




An excerpt from Chapter 4 of Transition

Shelby awoke with a gasp. She struggled violently to free herself from her tangled web of bedding that was wrapped around her legs. Uttering a muffled curse, she finally fought free. She wondered, was it the bitter cold permeating her flesh or the scratching sound at her window that had awoken her?
She sat up slowly, squinted, trying to focus her eyes in the darkness that still enveloped the room. No wonder she was freezing, she mumbled to herself. She unraveled the blankets, then tucked her bare legs back underneath. She pulled the blanket up as close to her chin as possible, trying to get warm. She shivered. If she had night vision, she would be able to see her breath in the cold air as it escaped with each outward breath. She turned her gaze toward her nightstand and groaned. Three-fifteen in the morning. Way too early to get up, so she snuggled deeper into the warmth.

Shelby was positive she had turned the thermostat up before going to bed. Maybe Jen had turned it down when she got home. At the moment, it felt as though there was no heat on at all. She thought about getting up to check, but she didn’t want to leave the warmth of the blankets.

Maybe she should start a fire. Her father had shown her a few times over the years how to build one, but she wasn’t sure she knew how to start one herself. Then she remembered they hadn’t brought wood in yesterday, so a fire was out of the question. She could wait until morning. Sleep would eventually come and then, hopefully, she would dream with her dream man.

Just as she was drifting off, she heard the scratching sound at her window. “Okay, okay, I’m getting up.” Shelby slipped the semi-warm covers off her shoulders and scooted her body toward the bottom of the bed. She leaned forward and patted, feeling for her warm, fluffy lavender robe. She felt the edge, and pulled it up, wrapping it around her body, cocooning herself in its warmth. She bent over and switched on her bedside light. Her legs swung over the side of the bed, but the moment her feet touched the cold planks, she let out a shriek. “Brrr . . . this floor’s freezing!” she exclaimed out loud, then continued to feel around the floor with her toes, trying to find her slippers. “Where are those damn things?” she whispered. “Ah, there you are,” she said, and slipped them on.
She looked toward the window. Frost formed on the pane, creating intricate patterns of ice crystals. She got up, wrapped her robe tighter, and walked towards the window.
“Whoa,” she said, as she peered out, her eyes wide. There must have been at least four to five feet of new snow, and it was still falling fast. The wind whipped the snow around so hard she could barely see the towering cedar directly in front of her window, or their car. “Good God . . .” she whispered softly. What the hell happened during the few hours she had slept? All she could see was white, everything thoroughly buried.

The trees swayed rapidly back and forth, as if in the rhythm of an excited dance. That must be what she heard—the grazing of a tree’s branches against the glass.

Shelby blinked rapidly and pressed her forehead against the pane. Her eyes must be playing tricks on her. Behind Jen’s car was an animal. She watched as it moved stealthily through the snow. It was an unusually large, orange and black striped cat. Were there tigers in Washington state? She knew bears, bobcats, and mountain lions inhabited this region. She knew what they looked like, and this was obviously not one of them.

Shelby turned around shakily and walked towards her bedroom door. She was going to wake Jen. Just as she reached the door, she heard the distinctive sound of scratching again. She glanced back over her shoulder. Her eyes opened wide, and her body jerked as a massive tree limb came crashing through her window. The noise was deafening. Shelby screamed and crouched down, covering her head with her arms. “What the . . .” she gasped. Then she was hit with a wave of cold air as it stormed into the room.
Splintered wood, glass, and debris rained down on top of her. When the noise subsided and the debris wasn’t pelting her anymore she peered up from between her arms. Her mouth hung open. She couldn’t believe what she saw. A large tree limb now lay directly in the center of her room. It was at least a foot in diameter. Her bed and everything else in the room was smashed to pieces. She didn’t know why, but she was thinking about that damn cat. She should be running for her life.

Her heart pounded wildly in her chest as she crossed the short distance to her bedroom door, seeking the safety she thought was on the other side.

Shelby pressed her back against the other side of the closed door, panting, trying to catch her breath. Her heart still pounded in her chest, her breathing coming fast in rapid succession.

Social Media Links:

website:     www.MeganSJohnston.com
blog:          www.MeganSJohnston.wordpress.com
twitter:       www.twitter.com/MeganSJohnston1
goodreads: www.goodreads.com/MeganSJohnston1
facebook:   www.facebook.com/MeganSJohnston



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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

~~What I'm going to do~~
Hello all who follow this blog and read it once in a blue moon.

I am working on writing some new stuff. It may take me all the way till next year to finish it...LOL! But that's ok. Hopefully I can get 2 books out of it. :)

With that being said I will not be publishing another book till 2013. I hope everyone enjoys the books I currently have out now (The Unsacred Gift, Bloody Rose, The Antidote, Blood of a Wolf, & Purr Island).

The book I am currently working on now is nothing like what I have written before. It will be a more religious base book. This is something that I have been wanting to write for almost a year now and I am tired of talking about writing it...so I am going to shut up and put the petal to the metal (or hit the keys on the keyboard...however you want to say it in writing terms).

Since I have not did a personal blog in a while I though I might share some photos of my life this summer...

 Here is me...

 My favorite pass time...
 Oh...me at work...

 Oh...here is me again...
these pictures just gets better and better

Food I was eating on my church picnic...yumm!

Oh ....there goes my toes enjoying the water in Antioch CA.


Uhmm...yeah so that's it! Hopefully I will have some fall photos :)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

~Guest Post~ Transition, The Chimera Hunters Series

Author Megan Johnston stop by with a guest post of her new book Transition, The Chimers Hunter Series. Please help me welcome her today!


Transition, The Chimera Hunter Series




The Chimera a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared the Chimeras’ powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So, they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.

SHELBY O’NEILhas led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.

DEVELON COLEis Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people are desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon has just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal is to protect her against the hunter’s and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.

Author Bio



Megan S. Johnston is a freelance writer and entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing fiction, she runs several family-owned and operated businesses, which she started over twenty years ago. She is an avid reader of paranormal romance and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.  She has four children and seven grandchildren and lives with her husband and two dogs in Woodinville, Washington. Transition is her début novel.




First, I would like to thank you for hosting me here today. You would think my favorite type of heroes would be super heroes, because that’s what I write about, but it’s not. My favorite hero is the unsung one, the one who resides next to you, your mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters. It is the everyday heroes I admire most.

Firefighters and police officer are the ones who keep us safe. Each of their jobs is demanding in its own way. They both risk their lives on a daily bases to keep everyone as safe as they can.
As a law enforcement officer, it’s a daily unpredictability. Who will they have to chase down? Will the perpetrator carry a gun? Police Officers are in constant danger daily. Who should they trust? They can only rely on themselves to keep others and themselves safe. They are hated by many.

As a firefighter, the thought of running into a burning building to save lives is a scary thought. Who would do such a thing? Not many. Your brain would go into protect mode. But, a firefighter would. They are trained to keep themselves and other firefighters safe, while saving lives and homes. They are loved by many.

Some days I am sure they wish they could communicate telepathically, or instantly change into a different species. To have bullets bounce off their chest, and fire that would never burn their skin.  But these people are real and the bullets and fire not only kill, but a person could be marred for life.

So, here are two of my favorite heroes. Their jobs are demanding. They both put themselves in danger every day to save lives and homes.  One is loved and the other hated. But both are heroes in my eyes.

Where to find Megan:

website:     www.MeganSJohnston.com
blog:          www.MeganSJohnston.wordpress.com
twitter:       www.twitter.com/MeganSJohnston1
goodreads: www.goodreads.com/MeganSJohnston1
facebook:   www.facebook.com/MeganSJohnston



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

~Giveaway~ Transition, The Chimera Hunters





The Chimera a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared the Chimeras’ powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So, they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.

SHELBY O’NEILhas led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.

DEVELON COLEis Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people are desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon has just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal is to protect her against the hunter’s and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.


Author Bio

Megan S. Johnston is a freelance writer and entrepreneur living in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to writing fiction, she runs several family-owned and operated businesses, which she started over twenty years ago. She is an avid reader of paranormal romance and a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association.  She has four children and seven grandchildren and lives with her husband and two dogs in Woodinville, Washington. Transition is her début novel.



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Saturday, August 18, 2012

~Author Interview~ Amateur Angel by Karri Thompson




Author Karri Thompson has stopped by for an interview for the Amateur Angel Blog Tour

What inspired you to write your book?

I wanted to write a book about a girl who comes in contact – the ultimate contact – with her rock-star crush, and to do that, she needed to be invisible. But I didn’t want to just give her the power of invisibility – that wasn’t interesting or original enough – so I decided to make her a guardian angel.

Do you have a specific writing style?

That is a hard question to answer. Of course I try to give my characters a strong voice, and I try to be descriptive without being too wordy – I want my readers to feel like the main character is their friend and that they are literally in the scene. To do this, I am really aware of my word choice. One word can reveal a lot due to its connotation, so I try to pick the perfect words to give the emotional edge I want in a scene. I’m also really conscious of sentence structure. Short, simple sentences work best in intense, fast-paced scenes, whereas longer, complex or compound sentences are meant for character descriptions and setting. At least that’s how I look at it.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I don’t think I’d change anything in Amateur Angel. I’ve read it who knows how many times, and I am still extremely happy with the end product. I honestly didn’t want to over analyze it too much, or I’d go crazy over the just the choice of one word.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I was in third grade when I wrote my first story. I don’t remember if it was an assignment or if I just did it on my own, but it was about a ladybug that slept in a hammock strung between two twigs. I even drew pictures to go with it. I’ve been writing fiction on my own ever since.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m currently editing a sci-fi I wrote after Amateur Angel, and all of the ideas for a second and third book for that sci-fi series are in my head as well, so if the first book sells, I’m ready to write more. I also wrote a sequel to Amateur Angel, and I already have the storyline for a third “angel” book.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

My favorite classic writer is Charles Dickens. I know he was paid by the page, so he tends to be wordy, but I love his lengthy descriptions of characters and places, and I love the Victorian era. When it comes to contemporary writers, I’d have to say Billy Letts because her characters are so real to me.

Who designed the covers?

The publisher of Amateur Angel has their own graphic design department, so one of their designers, Reed Karriker, designed the cover. The publisher asked for my input shortly after they bought the book. I gave a few suggestions, including Cannon Michaels on stage with Ashley hovering above him, and almost a year later, they sent me a jpeg of the cover. I loved it, so I didn’t make any suggestions for changes.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Editing is definitely the hardest part for me. Sometimes I’ll read a scene over and over again and know that it’s missing something – it just doesn’t quite sound or feel right – maybe a sentence reword or addition is the answer, but it can sometimes take me an hour to figure it out. Thankfully I always do, but until that time comes, it can be really frustrating.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t give up! I know writers have heard this before, but it really is true. Every writer has been rejected more times than he or she wants to admit to. Rejection is the nature of the business. And be patient because the publishing business is slow. I’d also recommend joining a critique group. In a good critique group, writers get sound advice about their own writing, learn from other people’s writing, and they have the opportunity to share their experiences and frustrations with other writers.


About the Author



As a first-time author, I cannot express- not even in words- how excited I am about the release of my debut novel, Amateur Angel. It took a lot of hard work and sleepless nights. There were many disappointments and rejections along the way, but in the end, my persistence and determination eventually paid off. In many ways, I think writing a novel is easier than finding an agent to represent it and then a publisher to buy it. Two years ago, I almost gave up on my dream to become an author, but then my son, Kyle, wrote a special poem for me, and it inspired me to write a new book and try again. The new book was Amateur Angel.

Here is his poem: 
 You fail and you fail, 
 You fix and you fix, 
 You wait and you wait, 
 Until you succeed.

I hung this poem in my closet and read it every day when I was getting ready to go to work and each night before I went to bed. It is still there and always will be. I know what I’m about to say will sound like a cliché, but based on my own personal experience, the best advice I can give anyone is to always believe in your abilities, hold your head high, swallow your pride, accept criticism and then learn from it, and most importantly, never give up.

I grew up in San Diego County and attended San Diego State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in education, and my teaching credential. I am a high-school English teacher in the East County of San Diego where I also live with my husband, our son, and two dogs. Being a lover of Victorian literature, my favorite author is Charles Dickens although I haven’t quite finished reading all of his books. Someday I’ll finally finish David Copperfield- I promise. If you are one of my students, you are either laughing or shaking your head at this.

I lead a very busy life, but when I’m not teaching, grading papers, or attending my son’s soccer games, I find time to write novels, my greatest passion.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

~Double Dual Blog Tour Kick Off~


Double Dual Blog Tour Kick Off!

Thank you for stopping by. Please join in, follow the tour, and enter to win...
Transition, The Chimera Hunters (5 e-Copies & 1 Sign Copy)
 The Unsacred Gift (2 Kindle Copies & 1 Sign Copy).


The Chimera a race so old, the humans relegated them as a myth. The Gods feared the Chimeras’ powers; they believed they were a deadly race, with physical abilities beyond belief. So, they split their race in half condemning them to wander the earth, searching for their other half to be complete. Without their sodalis, each was destined to live life without dreams, without love, without hope. The future rested on finding their one true mate for life.

SHELBY O’NEILhas led a solitary life with her parents. So when she goes to school at Washington State University, she believes her life has just begun. Now in her second year, the dreams begin. She dreams with the same man, night after night for months. When her dream world becomes her reality, and her life becomes a danger zone, she quickly learns to trust the one man who has thrown her into this new and dangerous world.

DEVELON COLEis Chimera and his race has been on earth as long as humans. His people are desperate to find their one true mate for life, and Develon has just found his, in the small college town of Pullman Washington. His goal is to protect her against the hunter’s and guide her into who she was always destined to be, his sodalis, his mate.



Have you ever had a dream that came to life? How about losing the one you love and not being able to save them? What about a gift that you were cursed with? Well image having all three like Sicily "Sissy" Monroe.

"Some might say what I have is a gift. I say, I want to return it." Sissy declares.

Sicily "Sissy" Monroe has all the qualities of a perfect young lady. She is almost where she wants to be in life. But lying deep in the pupil of her eyes hold something that she cannot get rid of which interferes with her plans. She fights everyday with no one but herself. After having her first vision at age six of her sister's (Misty) disappearance and the dreams of failing to save her, Sissy wants no part in another person's fate. For years Sissy tried hard to avoid contact with people because she feared foreseeing their death. In keeping with this, she tries to stay away from her family. Little did Sissy know she could not run from her past, or her gift. She hopes someone will put her out of her misery, but she will soon discover that her visions and dreams were just a mere image of herself.

Follow The Tour...

8/17-Red Reader (review: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/17- Diary of a Book Addict (author interview: The Unsacred Gift)
8/20-All the Fun Starts After Dark (excerpt: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/21-C.S. Dorsey (giveaway: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/22-From the Bootheel Cotton Patch (excerpt: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/23-Megan Johnston (giveaway: The Unsacred Gift)
8/24- Diary of a Book Addict (review: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/24- Red reader (giveaway: The Unsacred Gift)
8/27-I talk Books! (giveaway: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/28-C.S. Dorsey (guest post: Transition, The Chimera Hunters)
8/29-All The Fun Starts After Dark (giveaway: The Unsacred Gift)
8/29- From the Bootheel Cotton Patch (guest post: The Unsacred Gift)
8/30-Megan Johnston (guest post: The Unsacred Gift)
8/31-C.S. Dorsey (excerpt: Transition, The Chimers Hunters)

Monday, August 6, 2012

~Giveaway Winners~ Hosted by ABG Book Tour



Giveaway: 2 Kindle Copies and a Sign Copy (paperback)


Congratulations to the following winners...

**Christine Ranies....Kindle Copy 

**Lectus Read...Kindle Copy 

**Juana...Signed Copy (paperback) 


I want to thank Colette and her team of bloggers for making this blog tour a success!

Thanks a Million!!
C.S.




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