Swept Away Blog Hop
Welcome! Be sure to visit as many author sites as you can. There will be lot of fun giveaways for you to check out! The blog goes through Sunday, so you have a lots of time to explore. Click here to go to the official Blog Hop site: author’s participating list.
Giveaway: I’m giving away a digital copy of one of my books listed on my bookshelf – winner’s choice. Just leave a comment here and you can enter twice by also joining my blog.
Love. The Beatles sang “All We Need Is Love. Wars were fought over the love of a woman – Helen of Troy. It’s a slippery emotion to pin down. It means so many different things to different people.
I have a short story I want to tell. It’s personal and really changed something inside of me. All because of love.
Recently, I’ve been feeling very down on myself. I’m my worst critic. When I had a tarot reading recently, the reader told me to write down what I liked about myself and what I didn’t like, and change the things that I didn’t like. Sounded easy enough. Right!?
When I went to do the exercise, I could only come up with four things that I liked about myself! I realized right then and there I had a deep problem with my self-esteem. I’m usually an upbeat, confident person, but the last year had been difficult. I didn’t realize how deep I fell into the negative black hole which zaps a person’s energy and creativity. It’s a place where fear reigns and that’s just not healthy.
When I told my husband that I couldn’t think of anything I liked about myself, he looked at me if I had grown a big wart on my nose! The next morning in my inbox there was a email from my husband. When I opened it, I was astounded. He wrote a three page list of all the things I liked about myself! I laughed and cried when I read the list. It was the most beautiful gesture anyone ever showed me. And what I realized it was the ‘simple things’ that made up who I am and what my husband saw in me.
I printed it out. It reminds me that I’m enough.
My husband gave me the most perfect Valentine’s gift. His love and belief in me.
For archangel Razi-el, he had no choice. He would break God’s commandment again if it were to save Uri-el from a demon’s talons. Yet even God’s most trusted archangel cannot avoid punishment. No longer Razi-el, he is now Izar, a Protector sworn to kill for the angels.
When a Protector kills an angel, Izar is summoned to work alongside Uri-el to capture the killer. Izar is shocked when his bloodlust spikes hot for the archangel. He knows better than to go after forbidden fruit. Refusing to give in to temptation, he ignores his body’s tempestuous arousal for Uri-el until a heated argument turns his blood into molten lust.
As they rush to find the killer, their passion plays into the demon’s plan. Izar will have to make a choice between life and death if he is to save Uri-el again. http://www.ellorascave.com/sins-of-lust.html