SEVENTH month of stepping up to the plate and releasing winners.
Some of the releases are new books by authors with books already out there circumnavigating the publishing cosmos...others are by new authors following the path of stellar stardust straight to the world of Muse. And the TITLES...some make me blush, some make me laugh, and others make me want to find a
magic carpet and go for an adventurous ride into the many realms of Muse Land. Luckily all we need to do grab that carpet is buy a Muse book and lose myself in the world Musers create...
1.) Shortcomings, by Ginger Simpson
2.) Dioscuri by Chrystalla Thoma
3.) Sunshine Boulevard by J.Q. Rose
4.) More Stately Mansion by John Rosenman
5.) The Pendulum Swings, by...yeah...me, L.J. Holmes
6.) Rast by Christopher Hoare
7.) Stranger on the Shore by Roseanne Dowell
8.) Eros' First Fix by Dana Littlejohn
9.) The Chameleon's Bite by Erika Gilbert
10.) Primordial: The Heart of the Amazon by Karen McGrath
11.) Ruin's Discovery by Janie Franz
12.) Frozen by Kat Holmes
13.) The Lycan Moon by S. Durham
14.) In the Beginning by Hugh Fox
15.) Parmeneters Wager by Terri Main
16.) Sleeping With Her Enemy by Pat Dale
17.) Becoming Nadia by Cyrus Keith
18.) Jerri Bittle by J. Rose Knight
19.) Nearly Wed and Newly Dead by Carlie Angelius
20.) 206 Kingston Street by David Philbin
21.) Odessa, by Rebecca Ryals Russell
These two months released some of Muse's finest authors, but life is both giving and taking...and some of these authors are no longer here to continue weaving their magic..and they are
Our first touch of loss came very early when
Aydin Kendell Hopson, a little baby, son to our brother Kevin Hopson and his beautiful wife Gunes, touched us briefly, but indelibly. Aydin is an
angel watching over all of us. His passing brought all of us crashing down to reality, but he will never be farther than the beat of each of our hearts away. (Kevin and Gunes Hopson gave birth to Aydin's Brother
SKYLER BLUE HOPSON on October 23, 2011...reminding us that even in darkness light will find its place.
Happy Birthday Sky and thank you Kevin and Gunes for sharing your strength, and beauty with the rest of us.)
Our second loss came after a long battle we thought she was winning...not a day passes we do not think of her, miss her, and cherish our memories of her.
Karen McGrath...God Sweetie, but I miss you. Your beautiful spirit is here in the stories you wrote, the ones we'll never read because you left too soon
the others you edited, and in every breath all of us continue to take who were so deeply touched by your presence.
Hugh Fox...Lord you were here one minute and gone the next...no warning...just poof...gone! I HATE cancer!
Finally Nan D. Arnold...your book Garnet Gale Gets Her Man did not release until March 2012, thankfully before your angels released you from the long battle and pain you endured with courage and grace. I REALLY HATE CANCER!
So I end this posting humbly
honoring those who have passed and those who are currently battling for time...time to smile once more at a loved one...time to reach out and touch a stranger's heart...time to write just one more story...or two...and...
You are all our inspiration...and oh how profoundly you have inspired us all.
May and June 2011 are coming as Muse moves further towards her first birthday. I hope you'll come back and share the memories once more.