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I am an Ordained Minister, a Shaman, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Aromatherapist, a Massage Therapist, an Herbalist in training, & a Crystal Healer in training! I am also a Writer! I am one of the Neo- Celí Dé (a form of Celtic christian mysticism based on original early Christianity, & certain Celtic philosophies, perspectives, & certain Druidic elements). I am also a proud member of Clan MacKay. NO PARTIES, JUST PATRIOTISM!

These are a few of my favorite things!;

  • The Harry Potter series! both the movies and the books by J.K. Rowling!
  • Twilight book saga, and movie series by Stephanie Meyer's!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Haunting Lia Cover Reveal




The O'Raven Chronicles is proud to present The Haunting Lia Cover Reveal 



Death is her destiny. But she has other things in mind.... Lia Starr’s life isn’t a fairytale. It’s a reality overflowing with scary monsters, death, and betrayal—a past she left behind when she entered her new foster home. Now, with a loving family, a sister she’s always craved, and relief from the gruesome corpses that tormented her as a child, she’s finally content. Until a freak accident changes everything. The monsters are back, and their mission is simple: drag Lia straight to their murky hell. 
When Aiden, an apparition, appears to Lia, she has hope once again. Because Aiden can cross the veil between the spirit world and the earthly dimension, physically fighting off the monsters and sending them back. With Aiden’s determination to keep her safe and his absorbing blue eyes, Lia can’t help falling in love with him. But who is he, and what does he really want?
 As Lia and Aiden’s relationship deepens, so does the mystery surrounding him. Once Lia finds out Aiden has traded his soul to save her, she enters the darker dimension, a dimension where nightmares are reality, ready to kick some serious butt. But surrounded by twenty-eight mutilated monsters and a deranged cult leader intent on bringing his dark world to the surface, isn’t what Lia expects. And even worse, she must face her traumatic past in order to destroy them. If she fails, not only will she lose the guy she loves and face certain death, but she will also risk the one thing she can’t afford to lose: her eternal soul.



   About The Author; 


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Born and raised in Delaware, Shannon Eckrich lives with her husband, two children,  and chocolate lab, Chewy, along with her newest addition, Taylor, a  spunky little kitty who loves to terrorize her while she’s writing. Shannon’s  second love is the paranormal. Ghosts, angels, vampires, aliens,  immortals, it doesn't matter, she’s obsessed with it all, which is why  she’s compelled to write stories in the paranormal genre.



Sunday, August 18, 2013

My sermon Rant on...Christians and the issue of Sin;

Getting on Soapbox now...I like to call my soap box righteous indignation! 


This was going to just be another angry Rant on my blog….But this has turned into My Sermon that I want everyone to read and truly get…I want people to read and understand! We are made New in Spirit!!! In Spirit and in Truth!


Firstly it needs to be understood that I see most people who call themselves Christians in the same way I see atheists….just like this;








Please people remove you heads out of your ass so you can see the light of day! And while this message does not apply to all people it does apply to most people who think they are Christians.


On Sin;

Most Christians are so uneducated about their own religion that they do not know and have never heard the true definition of sin. Sin literally means to miss the target; to miss the mark…or in other words….to miss the point! To Sin is to miss the point!!! I will say it again…Sin means to miss the point! Sin does not necessarily mean a crime against God…rather it means a stumbling block you have put in your own path that makes you stumble on your path to God.

Sin has also been defined as Self – Imposed – NonSense!!!

One of my biggest issues with my fellow Christians is the way in which they choose to deal with the issue of sin…and while this is not true for all of them, it is certainly true for the vast majority of people who claim the title of Christian.

I take great issue with the poor me oh I am such a wretch attitude. The silly notion that just by being born under the wages of sin that we deserve hell and damnation is about stupid. What an odd notion. So a new born baby that comes into the world who has never done anything wrong deserves to burn? What a horrid, sadistic, and cruel ideology. As we begin to grow we act and react and much of the time our intentions and actions, and reactions are filled with mistakes and sin. However… if God almighty took the time and effort to put thought into creating and manifesting us; if God imagined each of us and dreamed us up, why do we think that majesty would do that just so that The Spirit could destroy us and damn us? That thinking is sacrilege and blasphemy!


God created us and gave us the gift of free will…the gift of CHOICE! We choose to believe or disbelieve…we choose to accept or reject…..in the end what is important is that we choose. I believe in a form of predestination and “The Call” but I believe in them differently than other people in my religion. I believe that God called everyone even though he knew that they would not all answer the call. “MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN”…I have understood that in a different way in coming into a deeper relationship with God….I have understood that “Many are called but few HAVE CHOSEN". 

I believe in Pre-Destination but my understanding of it is vastly different from that of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I believe that God set up the universe with laws and rules because God is a God of order and harmony! If you choose to go down one road with one set of choices than there are inevitable consequences to those choices. If you choose to go down another road with other choices than there are inevitable consequences to those choices as well! That to me, is Pre-Destination…God doesn’t make those choices for us; we are not free of our choices or the responsibility of those choices. What is Pre-Destined are the inevitable consequences of the choices we make! If we Believe otherwise than we have to believe that God is a sadist and if we know God, we know that this is just not so!


When I have walked into most churches that I have visited over the years I have been met with a burden of a victim - poor me attitude and mentality. “Oh poor me I am such a wretched soul”. Oh please get over yourself…take head out of ass….this wretched my soul attitude is just another form of narcissism. You…We… are not so vastly important in the grand scheme of things that we have to believe that we are so utterly terrible and unworthy as to deserve evil in our lives and existences.

By believing that we deserve evil in our lives we give an entrance for evil into our lives. We need to knock it off already! Stop…just stop! Stop the nonsense…Stop the madness and insanity…stop the whining…and stop giving evil a foothold into your life!

Who are you to be unworthy if God himself took the time to create you and thus make you worthy?!!! Who are you to be unworthy if Christ went to the Cross for you and thus make you worthy?








I recall a moment that changed my entire life….I could feel the change in my very cells; My Entire being changed when I heard something said. I was watching a movie based on a book series I love called The Mists of Avalon. It is a series and a film...a fictional perspective and story about the life of The Pagan Priesthoods of ancient Europe, with focus on the lives of King Arthur and his half sister Morgain and those around them! In a scene at the end of the film…Morgain walks into a Camelot that has fallen into almost total disarray. Arthur is sickly, and lazy; languishing in self imposed pity on his throne seat at the round table which sits empty except for himself. I will paraphrase a portion of their brief conversation in that scene. “Oh sister….have we been cursed for being such horrible sinners”? “Brother, we have all sinned…but are we going to let those sins drag us down as some priest would have it? Or are we going to rise above them and do what we were put on this earth to do”? When I heard those words my religion changed for me. I saw everything so utterly new…with such new eyes…so different; such a changed perspective than before!

When people cry about oh we are just poor sinners now….my response is…

“SO WE ARE SINNERS? SO WHAT? AND? ARE WE GOING TO JUST LAY DOWN AND DIE BECAUSE OF IT? OR ARE WE GOING TO LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES AND RISE ABOVE OUR SINS AND ACCEPT THE NEWNESS CHRIST HIMSELF GAVE US ON THE CROSS”?

I as a christian believe that Christ’s work on the cross and during the resurrection was, is, and will be All Sufficient for my utter redemption and worthiness! If there was even a question of Worth before  


….Christ answered that question and dealt out all punishment,  all judgment, all reward, and all worthiness when he went to the cross; and then afterwards when he conquered death and rose from the grave making available to us the gifts of eternal life, eternal love, eternal newness, and eternal worthiness!




So we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory…so what? Are we going to rise and claim the gift of the power of glory he gave us when he created us, and again when he redeemed us? We need to stand up and receive it…we need to accept it and claim ourselves for it…for him! He claimed us….now we need to claim him…and claim ourselves for him!!!! 




So stop with the….. oh I am just a poor sinner attitude…enough…enough wallowing and being victims. Stop it now! Stand up and be who you were created to be! Be proud of that spiritual heritage! We are The Children of The Living God!!! We are the children of The Spirit! God doesn’t send people to hell…they choose to go there; or they choose to go to God and his heaven…his eternal kingdom that is already here and alive inside of us and spread out almost invisible upon the earth!
















The Kingdom of God is within you!!!! Alive in you!!! We are Free of the taint of sin if we choose to accept the gift of God’s Salvation! I have been baptized in the living waters that are the blood and spirit of Christ! I have been washed white as snow and I won’t let others drag me back down into the oh poor wretched sinner me attitude. Because there are two ways we can live…In Faith or in Fear; and that means… In Love or in hopelessness…in Light or in darkness….in Gratitude or in unworthiness! I choose to live in Faith….I choose to answer The Call! I choose to step into my power and The Authenticity of The Spirit! I choose to take my place in The Realm Eternal….The Kingdom of God that is already here!

So how will you deal with the issue of sin? So we are born under the wages of sin which is death…so what? We can choose to step out from under that and step under the banner of The Spirit instead. We can choose to step into Eternal Life!

So we….so I am a sinner…… SO WHAT? WHAT OF IT? I am more than a sinner….I am more than my sins; I refuse to be defined by my sins!




 I am a Saint…a Living Saint….I AM Here living out the kingdom of The Light of God!!! That is who I am…and that is who you can be if you want and choose to be!!! You can choose to wallow or you can choose to Serve and to Live…truly Live… and Live fully….Choose! Make a Choice! Take a Stand! 





Getting off soapbox now. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Rant on my utter contempt for Homeowners Associations!!!

This one is going to get ugly folks!!! Fair Warning!!! 


Homeowners Associations exist for one purpose and one purpose only....so that a group of arrogant evil people can force their neighbors into living in houses as ugly and boring as their own. If you belong to one of these associations please consider three options...Leave the association, sue the association, or off yourself for being a total prick!!! 

Homeowners Associations think they have the right to tell other people how to live and how to design and decorate their homes. They are Anti-American, Anti-Godly, and should be stopped and destroyed at all costs!!! They can steal your money and your cars...did you know this??? Well they can!!! In fact if handled just so...they can steal your mother fucking house!!!

If someone is not paying for your house and your bills than why the fuck do they get a say in how you have your house looking???? The correct answer is....Fuck them, they don't!!!!!

Why do people put up with these associations? Well there are several reasons they might; One reason is that they themselves are evil arrogant assholes who think they have the right to tell other people how to live and what style they can and can not have! Another reason might be peer pressure and fear of going against the status quo...which actually translates into laziness and cowardice! Another reason is that they don't understand that in reality these associations are illegal and they can't enforce their rules on anyone; unless of course they find a sympathetic anti-american judge who will uphold their idiocy and wickedness!

I am so sick and tired of seeing all of these cookie cutter, boring ass, ugly as sin houses that all look exactly like their neighbors! IT IS UGLY UGLY UGLY AND WORSE IT IS BORING! 

Examples of boring, Ugly, Neutral houses; 








These houses have no style and no personality that show the personality of the occupant! They instead display the personality or lack there of, of the neighborhoods in which they exists. If these neighborhoods were people I would call for them to be put out of their misery for being too stupid and boring to live! If I have to endure being shown one more neutral colored house I really will walk up to whoever is doing the showing and vomit right on them! Homeowners Associations are very much like Nazi organizations and Hateful so called Religious Organizations...they want everyone to live the way they think people should live! 


Now let's look at some examples of awesome colorful homes with personality and beauty; 



































So the bottom line is really this people; If you don't pay for someone's house than shut the fuck up about how they have it decorated!!!  Stop projecting your boring-ness and appallingly sick neutrality onto everyone else! Grow up and get a life....and while you are at it, get a sense of style and taste! Stop telling everyone else how to live. I mean what is next after decor? These same associations could start telling gay people, fat people, interracial couples, christians, and etcetera that they are not welcome in their neighborhood!!!  Discrimination against style is no different than any other form of prejudice! We have been legally destroying other forms of legalized prejudice so let's continue this tradition and get rid of all the stupid fucking Homeowners Associations! 

People, your house... like your cloths, should be an expression of who you are....of what your personality is like! If your house is boring and you are not, then go do something about it!!! 

And that ladies and gents. is my rant on how I find Homeowners Associations to be anti-American, a form of Evil, and also Utterly contemptible!  


FUCK ALL HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS!!!!!!! 








But let me stop before I tell you how I really feel! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Fall For Me Book Blog Tour;



The O'Raven Chronicles is Very Pleased to Present The Fall For Me Book Blog Tour 
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Book Spot-light; 





Synopsis; 


Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy – and possibly his Rock God status.

The unlikely friendship that develops between Dagger and Ryan brings Ryan to question more than just his journalistic oath to report the news. It also forces him to take a look at himself and newly discovered feelings – feelings that make Ryan blind to the risk of becoming front page news himself.

Will Ryan find the courage to make a life decision to give himself true happiness with Dagger or take the path that would likely lead to heartbreak and destroy his career forever?



Excerpt; 

Dagger pulled away, trying to catch his breath. “I won't do halfway again with you,” he said. “I know,” Ryan said. “Do you? Do you fully understand what that means?” Dagger asked, his hand circling Ryan's throat, caressing the solid column. “I won't hide or lie anymore about us and I want...” Ryan's forearm came around the back of Dagger's neck and pulled him in for another steamy mating of their mouths. His other hand reached between them and latched onto the long length of Dagger's erection tenting the front of his tuxedo pants. “What do you want?” Ryan asked, his voice a hiss of a whisper. “I want...all of you,” he said, his breath catching when Ryan lowered his zipper and slipped his hand inside; exploring fingers caressing his hot flesh. “Think you can give me everything, Ry?” “Everything,” Ryan sighed, laying teasing licks to Dagger's lips. Dagger's hand gripped Ryan's ass cheek and squeezed hard making him moan. “You'll let me top you; make you mine?” Dagger asked against Ryan's parted lips. “I'm already yours; have been since the night we met.”


 

Author Spot-light; 
Ann Lister




Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living on the island of Martha's Vineyard with her husband Bob Lister. She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.
After graduating art school and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. It was this 'behind-the-scenes' exposure to the music world that inspired three of her novels, "Sheet Music: A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story", and "For All The Right Reasons", and "Covered In Lace: The Lacey Sheridan Story". Her novel, "Without A Doubt" takes place on Martha's Vineyard, giving readers a postcard glimpse at island life...and love. Her fourth novel, "An Early Spring", was released in June of 2012.
"Covered In Lace: The Lacey Sheridan Story" is the much anticipated follow-up novel to "Sheet Music" and released in November 2012. The Lacey Sheridan character first appeared in Ms. Lister's novel, "Sheet Music: A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story". She enjoyed writing this character so much, she decided to give Lacey her own story; with Annie Logan and Michael Wade both making guest appearances.



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Synopsis; 

Cassandra Clarke, fresh out of college and living on her own, isolates herself from the humiliation that rocked her world a year earlier.
Everything in her life is simple and easy until Logan West, the single father full of mystery and sex appeal, moves into the empty estate next door. A guy who easily attracts the attention of available women in town with one carefree smile.
Cassandra is not looking for another heartbreak and stands her ground, but finds it impossible to stay away fro...m the charming stranger when his four-year-old son, Oliver, takes an interest in her childhood tree house.
It is through Oliver where Cassandra’s eyes begin to open to a side of Logan very few people know. The rough edges and arrogant front shed away, leaving the compassionate, yet broken side of him exposed, and finally opening the possibilities to a genuine friendship.
A friendship that is constantly shaken by the undeniable connection building between them.
With temptation arising every time they are near, Cassandra fights to remind herself exactly why Logan isn’t capable of loving her the way she deserves, or is he?


Excerpt; 

Paying for the three sticks of cotton candy, I didn’t bother to pay attention to the female voice babbling to Logan. There had been at least a dozen women hitting on him so far that day. I handed one sticky treat to Oliver and froze mid-turn to give Logan his bright-pink bushel of fluffy candy when I saw Mackenzie with her hand placed around his arm, giggling.
My head shot down, ice dripping in my veins and closed my eyes. Everything around me grew quiet as I willed myself to think straight. I wasn’t going to give her the satisfaction of humiliating me yet again. I righted my posture and stepped closer.
"Here you go." I handed Logan the cotton candy before twisting to face Mackenzie with an exaggerated contrived smile.
"Oliver and I will walk around while you…have some fun," I said with a bite staring back at Logan. "Take all the time you need."
Turning on my heel, I took Oliver’s hand to leave but Mackenzie’s shrill voice snapped out.
"This is Oliver?" She stepped toward us ready to pounce on the poor child. "Hi, I’ve been hoping to meet you. My name’s Mackenzie. I’m a friend of your daddy’s." She bent down to shake his hand but quickly looked back over her shoulder to Logan with a wink.




                               

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Angela Graham;





I am happily married to my husband of five years, have three wonderful children and a beautiful feline companion that keeps me company during late night writing binges.

My love of reading has been life long but it was in early 2012 when I was inspired to finally put pen to paper and write my first story. Since then I haven't been able to stop, fueled purely by my passion to write a story and create characters that readers will enjoy.

New Adult romances are my go to books to read as well as to write. They are young, fresh and full of hope. What's not to love!

Check out my Facebook page for a deleted chapter from Inevitable as well as teasers for book 2.
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"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
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