It turns out she has a new release as well, so we are doing a blog swap/hop! She's here to talk about her new release. When you're done reading this, hop over to Debbie's blog to see the gorgeous cover for The Widow's Walk.
In honor of the paranormal, we're giving away two downloads of Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts. All you have to do is stop by both both blogs by September 19 and say hi for a chance to win.
Thank you, Carole, for hosting me today. I’m excited to be here because last month I released a revised edition of my debut novel, TWIN FLAMES and it’s companion novella, FOREVER FLAMES. I’m currently working on the third and final installment of the series.
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is why reincarnation? My mother introduced me to the concept. She found it fascinating and had books about it all over the house. I shared in her fascination and by the time I was twelve or so, I was writing short stories that involved people discovering they had lived in a previous time.
The more I learned about the rebirth concept; more interesting facts came to light. During client regressions many therapists found that birthmarks are often sites of injuries endured in a past life, as are chronic areas of pain in certain parts of the body. Something experienced in past life can cause certain fears or phobias in a current life.
After college I got married, moved to a different state, worked, had three kids, and my writing got put on the back burner. As my kids got older and I had some free time, the stories stirred around in my head again, but nothing concrete. I wanted to write a reincarnation story. I had read a few good fiction novels about it but there wasn’t a huge selection. But it wasn’t coming together.
Then one winter afternoon at the end of yoga class our yogi read something of inspiration to us during Shavasana (final relaxation). I thought it was so beautiful that I asked her for a copy. After hearing these wise words, I had my story.
On Finding The Pieces To The Puzzle by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
“There must have been a time when you entered a room and met someone and after a while you understood that unknown to either of you, there was a reason you had met. You had changed the other and he had changed you. By some word or deed or just by your presence, the errand had been completed. Then perhaps you were a little bewildered or humbled and grateful. And it was over.
Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. For some there are more pieces. For others the puzzle is more difficult to assemble. Some seem to be born with a nearly completed puzzle.
But know this. No one has within themselves all the pieces to their puzzle. Everyone carries with them at least one and probably many pieces to someone else’s puzzle. Sometimes they know it. Sometimes they don’t. And when you present your piece, which is worthless to you, to another, whether you know it or not, whether they know it or now, you are a messenger from the Most High.”
I believe Rabbi Kushner gave me one of my missing puzzle pieces and I’ll be forever grateful to him.
She’d never met him before, or had she?
The last thing forty-year-old Natalia Santagario expected was to be sitting on a Manhattan barstool, ogling a man she’s never met, but swears she knows.
He didn’t know her at all, or did he?
The mysterious dark-haired woman at the end of the bar stops twenty-eight-year old Marc Tremonti in his tracks. His head says she’s a stranger, but his heart tells him otherwise.
Together they embark on an adventure that will change their lives forever.
Marc’s aunt Mariella, an expert in reincarnation, persuades them to relive their past to help explain their enigmatic attraction. As they open the doors to their past lives, they discover they have been lovers for hundreds of lives, are connected by an ancient bond, and are considered Twin Flame soul mates. But their reunion in this life is complicated by an almost ex-wife, a temporary bout of amnesia and a mischievous and meddling ghost with its own agenda. Will their strong connection find a way to bring them together? Or is this the lifetime they must go their separate ways?
Sometimes the past won’t stay where it belongs.
Marc and Natalia are settling into parenthood, but can’t shake the feeling of déjà vu when it comes to their new baby.
Sensing they’ve been a family before and something horrible happened, they journey back in time, through hypnotic regression, to eighteenth century Belgium. Here they relive a shocking lifetime that challenges their love more than any other, and brings repercussions back into their present life.
Last time, remembering their past lives brought Marc and Natalia together, this time it may tear them apart.
OMG, I have to read Forever Flames now!
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Thanks for swapping and hopping with me, Debbie.
Now remember, hop over to Debbie's blog to see the The Widow's Walk cover and excerpt.
And for a chance to win a download of Haunted:Ten Tales of Ghosts, Twin Flames, or The Widow's Walk say hi on both blogs by this Friday and we'll get certificates out to the lucky readers.