Call for action!

This is a rather unusual post. Actually, it’s a real call for action (I’ve always wanted to say that!). The thing is, I loved Claire’s book (Civil Hearts)  I’m happy to lend her a hand (no, asking for votes in contests is not going to become a regular thing, but this is how much I loved her stories).

Civil Hearts meant something to me. I know first hand how it is to live with an invisible illness (the anger, the frustration because people don’t see anything wrong with you even when maybe there’s so much going on that day, how it touches my family and so on). The fact that Claire wrote about an illness (something she often does in her books) is, per se, already great because it gives us a happy ending. How she gave the illness to the Hero of the story, (usually the strong, physically fit, supercool alpha) it makes it even better.

Now another of her stories is nominated for an award and it would be amazing if you could give her a hand. She and the story deserve it!

Thank you!

Now I’ll give the mic to Claire so she can explain a little better about the contest.



I’m thrilled to announce that my second Haunted Voices novel, SPIRITS OF THE HEART, has been nominated for a RONE award, hosted by InDtale. But I need votes to get it to the finals!

Voting is open only one week: May 7-13. Ends this Sunday, Mother’s Day.

This title made the finals in the 2017 I Heart Indie Awards, and missed winning by a hair – help it make it over the top this time, please . . .

You have to register on the InDtale website (it’s free, no obligation) here: Once you confirm your registration with the link they email  you, the voting takes place here:

My title is third or fourth under Paranormal Long, right at the top of the voting page.

Please help this book, which has a solid 4.8 star rating on Amazon, get the recognition it deserves!

The Blurb:

An addiction counselor and a security guard struggle to free a little girl and her father, two lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum.

Addiction counselor Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old friend and start her career. But her homecoming is jarring. Her friend moves out, leaving Laura alone with the gorgeous but intimidating ex-boyfriend—in a house that snugs up to an ancient graveyard.

Officer Miller Stanford is a man with a shattered past. His alcoholic dad destroyed their family, a weakness Miller is terrified will consume him too. The last thing he needs is a sexy, blonde addiction counselor watching his every move. When he begins to see specters in the dark, he starts questioning his own stability.

But Laura sees her too—a pathetic child-spirit searching for her father. Then Laura starts digging into old asylum records . . . Can Miller and Laura uncover the secrets of Talcott Hall without jeopardizing their love—and lives—in the process?

You can view it on Amazon here:

And see the book trailer here:

Instructions: You have to register on the InDtale website (it’s free, no obligation) here: Once you confirm your registration with the link they email  you, the voting takes place here:

Thanks in advance for your support, and thank you, Vivian MacKade, for hosting me!

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