Sunday, May 19, 2024

My vampire books - The Rock Star of Vampires and Her Name is Mariah

Before I started my Hernandez series, I dabbled in the world of vampires. The result of which, was two books that coincide with each other. Learn about them here and jump on Amazon to read a FREE sample. 

The Rock Star of Vampires 

Did Hollywood get it wrong?

A year after transforming into a mortal vampire, Ava Lilith continues to have a lackluster life. The new dietary requirements and the intensifying of her senses aside she continues to face unhappiness rather than the glamorous and provocative lifestyle that television and movies would suggest.

She then learns of an underground society of immortal vampires, led by the mysterious rock star of vampires. Cloaked in shadow, this Immortal sect controls the major powers of the world - from business and finance to science and politics - all manipulated for personal gain and to keep their existence concealed.

Ava finds herself drawn to this secret world where she can live forever and pursue all her dreams. But what will she lose, to gain immortality?

Her Name is Mariah

Mariah Nichols was adaptable. She lived through her parent's bitter divorce, a childhood of neglect, and the discovery that her only sibling was transgender so, the concept of turning into a mortal vampire was just one more adjustment in an already chaotic life.

But when tragedy rips through Mariah's heart, she realizes what it takes to survive in the world. She must become like an animal and run on instincts, not emotions.

or so she thought.

Her name is Mariah, and this is her story.

Check out this video about both vampire books 📚

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

My first two books - Fire and A Spark Before the Fire

Back in 2010, I published my first book. I remember being terrified because publishing was a whole new experience for me. I've since built my confidence in writing and the industry in general, but it took a long time. I eventually wrote the follow-up to this book, which followed another character from the original, with the two books meeting. Click on the link and read a FREE sample. 


First, there was a match.

In 1992, Tarah Kiersey wasn't feeling very optimistic about her life. From dead-end jobs to dead-end relationships, she failed to see how anything could ever improve. But at least, she had her music.

Then, there was a spark.

There was something about holding a microphone that made Tarah feel alive. And there was something about how she sang that made people listen. One of those people included William Stacy, a young musician who invited Tarah to join his band, Fire. She said yes and her entire life changed overnight.

And now there's FIRE!

A Spark Before the Fire

Jimmy Groome never really believed that his life was worth anything. An overweight and unpopular teen, it takes a suicide attempt to bring a traumatic childhood experience into sharp focus. With some encouragement from family and a counselor, Jimmy picks up a guitar and it quickly becomes obvious that he has a natural talent. After losing weight and joining a band, Jimmy goes from being a shy and insecure child to an outgoing and self-destructive young adult. In a world where sex, drugs, and rock n' roll go hand in hand Jimmy’s future is uncertain.

In this prequel to Fire, we follow Jimmy Groome on his dark path, where he decides if he'll ignite the fire inside - or if he’ll let it burn out and fade away.

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Is sitting in the sunshine with a good book in your future? 🔮

Picture it. It's a beautiful summer day, and you're sitting in the sunshine with a great book and a cold beverage. Are you ready for summer reading???

I was ready for summer reading for months, but now that the weather is warming up, I love sitting outside with a great book. It's just so relaxing. No phone. No distractions. Just me and my book. 

I have some book suggestions, if you're interested. I always recommend you click on the Amazon link and read a sample to see what grabs your interest. If you're interested in my latest book, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, I still have a limited amount of FREE ebooks to give away (PDF file) so feel free to contact me for more information. 

Who Rules the World? 

Do we live in a fictional world? 
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Hope everyone is having a great weekend and thanks for keeping in touch.

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Until next time.....

Mima 🌼


Saturday, April 27, 2024

Do we live in a fictional world? 🌏

I recently heard a man suggest that we now live in a fictional world. He pointed out specific examples to demonstrate why life currently feels like a bizarre novel, whether it be due to political events, social trends, or general societal changes. And I have to say that I agree.

I published my 18th book in the fall of 2023, and unlike previous times, I didn't jump into a new project. I had no interest in writing at all. I thought the phase would end, but instead, I continued to dig my heels in more, resistant to embark on a new project. 

And here I am. 

After I heard this intriguing thought regarding the current state of our world, I began to realize that my apprehension may lie with my unexpected headspace. As it turns out, I'm not alone. Many people feel grounded in their artistic endeavors, as I have been realizing. We're in a strange stage in the world right now. It's unsettling more than it is inspiring.

Have you noticed it? 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Finally, here's an update 📰

Oh my! I just realized that I haven't sent a newsletter in so long! I think my last newsletter was for my year in review, three months ago. 

Where do I begin??

First I'm going to tell you about the FREE copies of my latest book, Everybody Wants to Rule the World. No strings attached. This isn't a scam. It's in PDF form and it can be yours for free. Simply reply to this newsletter. 

Check out my latest videos and blogs -

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I don't think I have any more news at this time, but I will do better to keep in touch in the future. I plan to keep making videos and eventually start another book. I'm just taking a break. 

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Who rules the world?

Who rules the world? In the Hernandez series, it's Jorge Hernandez, bitch...

The former cartel king slowly eases his way into business, politics, and even the media.

When I started the series, I had no idea how close my fictional account was to the truth. I didn't realize at the time just how many things are run from behind the scenes. It would be naive to think that world leaders are making decisions without powerful people pulling the puppet strings. It would be equally naive to believe that the media isn't influenced, especially in light of the last few years. 

For many, writing fiction is about falling into a gentle fantasy world, but for me, it's instinctual, and sometimes....often, it turns out to be reality. 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Does a writer have to write everyday?

It sounds like a tongue twister when you say it fast enough. A writer must write every day. When I hear those words, I wonder if it's merely another one of those things we're told we should do by people who make very blanket statements without consideration for the lifestyle of the writer or, perhaps, even proof that it makes a difference. 

Now, before someone jumps down my fucking throat, I'm going to start by saying that I'm not a crazy successful writer. I don't pretend to be an expert about anything, but I've gone through phases where I wrote every day, and I've gone through phases where I didn't. I honestly saw little in the way of a difference. 

Of course, having always been a writer on the side, it simply wasn't always an option. It depends a great deal on my schedule and inclination. I don't like hard and fast rules that shame those who can't follow them. Being told to write every day sits on the same unstable shelf as the one that insists you stress over your daily word count. And you don't want to get me started on that one.

I've written 18 books and (what feels like) a million blogs and I can guarantee that I never check my word count, and I don't write every day. I don't believe the creative process works very well when a writer feels pressured to perform. I also don't think it means that the work you do will necessarily be stellar if the focus is more on fixating on following this suggestion. 

Chances are good that both these rules were started by a writing school teacher when there was far less on the average person's daily agenda. The world moves fast, and a part of being a writer is observing what is going on around you, something that, as it happens, does require time. 

If I had to come up with my own rules for writers, it would be to open your eyes and pay attention to what is happening in the world. Are you getting a sense of how people feel? What are you hearing a lot? What's standing out to you? What are the books you're currently reading missing?


Of course, you shouldn't take five years to complete the first draft of your manuscript either. Unless you're writing a very in-depth research book, obviously, that's a different can of worms. But there has to be some reasonable middle ground. Be logical, and don't listen to the so-called experts. 

You're the expert on you. If you have issues being self-motivated, maybe you have to write every day. If you have a million other things going on and can't get your head into it, don't be too hard on yourself. Maybe it's simply time to process. Unless you nurture your soul, you have nothing to give.