Hanging from the crooked branch of a maple tree wasn’t that glamorous—not what my people would expect from an honoured Massacre survivor. Legs swinging to try and get a foothold, strands of hair clinging to my face, I heaved myself onto the next branch.
This would have been easier if I’d had the use of both hands.
Out of breath and halfway up, I paused, deciding how best to continue. The tree had forked and my legs were splayed, one foot against each trunk. In my fist, the owlet gave a feeble hoot.
I glared at him. He could hardly be called cute, with his sparse white fluff and oversized feet.
“Your family reunion better be worth all of this,” I said.
I pushed off one trunk and wrapped my limbs around the other, then shimmied higher until I was level with the nest.
Two owlets peered back at me, identical to the one in my fist.
“Gaawhist,” I said. Home, sweet home.
I placed my rescue next to his siblings, where he toppled sideways and blinked …
Red stood at the window of his office, looking out onto the courtyard located in the front of the headquarters, his golden council robe hung off his shoulders, that red aura that always hurt my eyes surrounding his entire body. While I sat in the chair opposite of his desk, he stayed there for at least five minutes. I didn't know for certain since I didn't dare look down to check my watch to enrage him even further. After another fruitless night, I just wanted to go back home to Wendy.
"While capturing these… these things is a great job, are you any closer to finding the one who has created them?" Even though his voice was quiet, the power of it seemed to fill the large room.
"Yes and no. I've learned more about the whole case in the last couple of nights, but not much about the leader, especially since he hasn't shown up in my visions since early yesterday night." I stuck with the truth for the simple fact I knew Red already knew the an…
This weekend we had a lot of fun celebrating my youngest son's third birthday. We had an ice cream feast with fun in the bounce house. The weather was amazing. A little warm, but amazing and we were surrounded by family and friends. My favorite.
The book is doing great. After dropping a little bit, it jumped right back up to the 300's, which blow my mind still. Out of all the Fantasy and Supernatural books on Amazon, its still that high. It also got an amazing review from the YA Book Divas. Make sure you check it out. And if you want to be super helpful and have already read my book, please leave me a review on Amazon, and Goodreads.
I'm always looking for new ways to prepare my chicken and this recipe happens to be a great alternative to regular spaghetti. My boys loved it, my husband loved it and I loved it. It was a hit all around for my family. Check it out.
1 lb. Chicken breast
Salt and Pepper
1/4 Cup olive oil
5-6 Roma tomatoes or one can diced tomatoes
3 Cloves garlic
1 Handful fresh Basil
8 Ounce spaghetti pasta
1. Pound out chicken by placing it in plastic wrap, making sure it is an even thickness all over.
2. Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle the salt and pepper over both sides.
3. Prepare your pasta according to the package.
4. Heat oil over medium heat in a frying pay. Cook the chicken for several minutes on each side, making sure it's cooked through. Remove chicken from the heat and set aside.
5. Add the tomatoes to the pan and simmer until they are a sauce like mixture, then add the garlic and butter. Stir until butter is melted.
6. Add chicken back to the pan to soak …
I have some amazing movies to share with you this week. One isn't even on DVD yet, but its very rare that my husband and I get to have a date night away from home. I loved the movie, so I thought I would share it with you. Ghostbusters (2016) - I think a lot of people decided to judge this movie by its predecessor before they even saw it. No, it is not the original, but it is still hilarious and amazing. They turned an epic 80's franchise into something for the new millennia. can't even tell you how much I enjoyed this movie. It made me laugh the whole time. Although, I was a little skeptical about the ending, but I don't want to give anything away.
Kate McKinnon who plays Holtzman is my kind of girl. At one point she dances while she does her evil genius thing. There are some blow torches involved. I turned to my husband and told him that was me at work. What an awesome character.
Melissa McCarthy is also wonderful. She looks amazing and is the glue of the cast.
I know I missed last weeks episode, but with the holiday and the release of my book, I didn't have time to post. I hope you forgive me. Here is part nine.
Part Nine –
I don’t think it was the darkness that scared me the most.
It was most likely the unknown thing that was hunting me through the woods. I
walked as fast as I could along the trail, but with only the headlamp for light
and the occasional beam of moon light that shown through the tree canopy
overhead, it was still slow going.
Branches broke in the underbrush up on the hill to my left.
What ever it was that was out there, it was getting closer and I was still a
long way from the trail head and civilization.
The sled bounced along the uneven terrain, but Chris stayed
tied to the poles. If I tried to go any faster, he might fall out and then we
would be a sitting duck on the trail as I tried to get his lifeless body back
in the sled.
The crashing in the underbrush came closer. It was maybe a
hundred feet away. A loud gro…
My husband and I did some movie watching the last few weeks. We saw some good and some bad movies, but we will get to that...
Bachelorette (2012) - I only watched this movie because it had Rebel Wilson in it, but it turns out her part was small compared to the rest of the cast.
The movie is about four friends and one of them is getting married. The other three throw her a bachelorette party and they get drunk and rip the wedding dress. The whole movie they are trying to fix the dress and they get into lots of trouble.
Everyone in this movie is messed up and its pretty funny. I would give this movie 3 out of 5 stars for terrible friends and lack of Rebel Wilson.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) - This movie messed with my brain. At first I thought it was about one thing, then half way through the movie I thought it was about another thing, then at the end it was a completely different thing. I guess that's a sign of a good movie right?
I finally had a few hours this weekend to work on some photo editing. I have over 1200 photos to go through, but I'm excited to work on them because they are of a wonderful bride and a woman that I consider my sister. She was married on the 4th of July.
On another note. I missed part nine of the Midnight Trail last Friday because of the holiday and my book release. I was a little busy. I even had a hard time getting my menu out on time. Here's to another week.
It's an exciting day! I now get to officially call myself an author, something that I've been dreaming of since I was a kid. My first book HUNTER was released yesterday for purchase. You can buy it right now for Kindle on Amazon or from my publisher's webpage Evernight Teen. You will be able to pick up a paperback copy soon.
Thanks to all of you for being so supportive.
Sixteen-year-old Hunter belongs to the Telepathic Alliance for the Latent or Newly manifested, otherwise known as Talon, a bounty hunter community known for their ruthless tactics. Her latest mission in San Diego was supposed to be a piece of cake, but when the job takes a treacherous and deadly turn, not even her telepathic abilities could have warned her of the dangers lurking around the corner. There is only one place for Hunter to go, and that is straight into the hands of the government and their Psychic Intelligence Team, but even the “normal” world isn’t safe. With each passing hour throwing her …
I know the menu is really late, but it was the 4th of July and I had more important things to do. Like photograph my baby sisters wedding. I have 1200 photos to sort through and edit. It was an amazing day.
Also, in other good news. I can't stop sharing the coer art for my novel. It will be released this friday the 8th and as soon as I know the where you can purchase, I will share.
Even though the sun was now down behind the tree line, sweat
beaded at my temples and ran down my back. The weight from the full sled pulled
on my arms. Every rock on the ground jarred the wooden poles and radiated up my
arms. I was beginning to lose the feeling in my fingers, but I had to go on. It
only strengthened my resolve.
The trail along the water bank took a sharp turn and headed
up a slight incline. I stopped at the bottom, looking up the twenty or so feet
that I had to pull my unconscious ward up. “You’ve got to be kidding me?”
The light was nearly gone and the path up the hill was
narrow. The right side of the trail dropped away sharply as the left side met a
wall of hard dirt and debris on the other side. There would be no room for
error. If for some reason one of the poles of the sled slipped off the side of
the trail, Chris would fall into the swift moving river and I would be unable
to save him.
“Ok. I can do this. I can do this.” I spoke to myself, but