Friday, October 3, 2014

A Celebration of Authors

 A Celebration of Authors begins on Saturday, October 4th. 

This is an online event. 
Here is the link:

I will be there on Saturday from 11:00 am until noon. Those who attend during that time (and message me) will receive a free ebook of their choice.
1) Born Sacrifice
2) The Secrets of Albion Falls
3) Coalition of the Supernatural

Hope to see you there!

Sixteen-year-old Chanterelle Thrice lives a blissful life within her coven walls.

Confident she would become an earth dragon, a being humans refer to as an environmentalist, she spends her time focusing on ways to preserve nature.

Her powers attract dangerous visitors and multiple attacks, forcing her into isolation with the guidance of her coven’s six crones.

On the day of her calling, she learns she was wrong about her future.

In a nearby city, seventy-nine humans die. Doctors register the deaths as natural causes and sudden infant death syndrome.

Chanterelle’s calling?

She must pretend to be a normal teen while teaming up with a neighboring clan to find and stop an elusive killer. Her powers and destiny collide in a thrilling climax.

Will Chanterelle survive, or will she be the eightieth victim?

Born Sacrifice is a full length Fantasy Thriller.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dear Karma

Last night, Andrea and Colette came over with their two children, ages seven and two. 

They also brought their two dogs, Winnie and Lucy, to play with our pups, Bam and Copper.

The evening went well, Winnie and Lucy got along great with our two dogs. 

<--- Winnie is ten. 

When Winnie had enough, she went inside to enjoy the cool air. 

She practically adopted our basement as her new bedroom. :)

Lucy, Bam and Copper were frequently in and out.

For the entire evening, we had an enormous bonfire. 

The kids roasted marshmallows, my son played his guitar for a while, and they tossed the football around.

When it got dark, the little ones got to see the stars. 

I had forgotten how the city lights mask them. 

My son downloaded an app onto his phone that allowed them to know the name of each star. I swear they have an app for nearly everything! Click here for that app. 

The kids were excited to see Mars, Pluto and many constellations.

Then we began the fireworks.

If you frequent my blog, you know that Copper is a big chicken.      --->

When there is thunder and lightening, Copper is on my lap, shaking like a bowl full of Jello. 

<--- Lucy was the same. 

She could not stand the fireworks.

We put the dogs inside, excluding Bam, he stayed by my side. 

Andrea started the show. 

The first two sets were amazing.

Great show, Andre!

Once the first two set were complete, we took a break. 

We had snacks, roasted more marshmallows, and the kids were back to stargazing.

Then we heard the coyotes. 

I warned that things should be okay because they don’t normally come into our yard. 

They seem to stay away from our dogs; it is probably because of the size of them. 
My Copper is Sheppard Wolf mix, and, Bam is Sheppard Irish Wolf Hound mix.

Here is Bam. --->

This is when our fun night went terribly wrong. 

It is also why I’m writing to you, Karma.

During the break, Lucy and Copper came outside. 

We did not see whom they followed out, but they did.

Andrea lit a third set of fireworks.

Lucy and Copper bolted towards the front, where the street is. 

By the way, Karma, the speed limit on our street is sixty kilometers an hour, however; many exceed the speed limit. 

My husband, Colette and I saw them run.

While shouting their names, we chased after them. 

As Copper passed his favorite spot on the porch, lucky, my husband opened the door and he flew inside.

<--- Lucy continued towards the road.

The first car that was heading south, and was closer to Lucy, stopped.  

With time to spare! *whew*

The second car that was heading north, hit her.

The man who hit Lucy watched my husband run into the ditch to find her. 

That jerk did not get out of his vehicle or ask if she was all right. 

Yet, the people in the first car got out and called for help.

The man who hit Lucy begins to drive away!

The man in the first vehicle shouted, “Don’t leave! You hit their dog, get back here!”

Then, Karma, and this is the reason I really hope you hear this letter.

The man who hit Lucy, drives up to Colette and I and shouts, “Learn how to control your FU*@ING DOG!” 

He then screeches down the road.

At midnight, Lucy died.

That man went from the biggest jerk, to a heartless killer.

Andrea, Colette, and their two babies lost a family member.

What about that driver who killed Lucy? 

He got to drive away feeling smug because he hit a dog and told two woman off. 

I will never forget his voice.

I ask this, Karma, please find him and make him pay for what he did. 

I do not ask that you take a life so that he may feel the pain he caused, but rather, have him lose that vehicle he purposely used as a weapon. 

Possibly, have an old, dying tree fall upon his shiny toy.

Maybe you could give him a kiss of forgetfulness. Have him forget to put his weapon in park on an empty street (with an incline), and allow gravity to take control. 

Or, possibly, have sweet lightening strike it down while he is not in the vehicle.

We all know he could have avoided Lucy.

He chose not to, and judging by his words and actions, I am sure he thinks he was teaching us a lesson.

I personally shook hands with the driver and his passenger of the first vehicle, and I thanked them for trying to help. They were kindhearted people who really cared.

Dear Karma, please watch over them.

Rest in Peace, Lucy.  

July 1, 2014

Wishing you the brightest blessing,

Saturday, January 18, 2014



I love getting to know my readers on a personal level. Never have I referred to my readers as fans. To me, readers are friends I have yet to meet in person.
Fans are different, or so I like to believe. For example: I am a HUGE fan of Johnny Depp, which means I will never know him on a personal level, and, thankfully, my husband is kind enough to overlook my slight obsession. :)
Kelly, a reader I met on Wattpad back in 2011, is awesome! She has my full admiration. Allow me to explain. Kelly lives in Singapore. We have exchanged emails for quite some time. Back in September, she mentioned ordering one of my books through a site.
It was a pirate site. I told her how pirates worked, and thanked her for her support. Granted, authors make zero royalties through pirating sites. However, Kelly got the book she wanted in a reasonable time.
KUDOS to those pirates! They provided excellent customer service.
When I told Kelly, she could order the books directly through me at a much cheaper price, which included autograph and poster. She was delighted. 
*shakes head* If only I had known what it would entail.
      Kelly ordered Desired Nights. I headed to the post office and got the rates for shipping. One of the options was by paddle boat, and it would take up to three months! 

      We exchanged laughs about Jaws and bad weather. In the end, we chose shipping by air.

The first time I shipped the book, I put a little surprise in the package. A handmade fairy book mark, and an autographed poster that matches the book, The Secrets of Albion Falls.
On November 5th, 2013, I got a call from customs. I forgot to claim and add a value to the bookmark. Bad Sass, I know!
My logic?
What good is a surprise when there is a list written on the outside of the package?  I told them what it was and tried to pay over the phone. 
It did not work.
Kelly did not deserve an extended delay. Nervously (because that's who I am), I quickly put another package together, without the bookmark, and shipped it right away. Then I gave my sincerest apologies. 
It was and is unfair to delay any shipments.
Bad … bad Sass! I am a strong believe in customer service, and I don't like disappointing friends.
Over the next few weeks, we exchanged virtual teas. Kelly sent me virtual hot chocolate and hugs, during the ice storm. 

The ice storm video links are below.

     Video 2

     Video 3

    Video 4
We chatted about the different ways we celebrate Christmas, and sent New Years wishes to one another… sadly, no mail arrived to either home. :(
On January 8th, 2014 Kelly sent this email.
Hi Sass~~

*Tea party~* ;P

Need a little help from u... erm.. Is there like any tracking available for the book you've sent me? Cos I still haven't received it yet.. Sorry for the trouble yet again… sorry really sorry....

Sending u lots of and hugs~ & hot choco too~

      My response?

      Sass Cadeaux

      Are you kidding!!! Oh my Goddess this is crazy! I'll look into it and get back to you. xoxox
      I rushed to the post office and explained everything. The ladies were helpful. They began a full investigation and warned that it may take a couple of days. 

      On January 10th, I received this message.   

Sass!!! I just received the book!! Sorry for the trouble I made u went through. Thank you so much! It's awesome! I'm so happy n excited I received. Hee Happy happy so happy! Lots of hugs! Tytyty

Attached were pictures and awesome stickers. 
Kelly is a blast to chat with, and I love knowing her! She is a blessing, as are all my readers. :)
      The postal investigation continued. 

      It has to. 

      There is a book, bookmark and poster floating somewhere in customs. :)

      So why entitle this blog, Going Postal when clearly there is a happy ending?

      Well my friends, to this day I have yet to receive the first package I sent. Normally, I would be upset, and would inquire about the investigation daily. No ... not red faced or calling people names. However, a strong letter and follow up phone calls would be added to my daily regiment, but they are not.


      How can I be upset when I have readers like Kelly? 

      It is impossible! 

      She got her book and poster.  She is happy, and we continue to have our virtual teas. We share life stories, and, you know what? I learned a long time ago that if it wasn’t for bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all.  

      With readers like Kelly, I am blessed, and I would rather cherish my blessing than pray for luck.

      Wishing you all the BEST adventures in reading and in life,