Monday, April 21, 2014

COVER REVEAL: DIVINITY by Michelle L. Johnson

I'm so pleased to have the opportunity to reveal the cover of Michelle L. Johnson's new release, DIVINITY (Spencer Hill Press/Sep 2014).

The beautiful cover, designed by Regina Wamba at Mae I Designs, very much represents what the reader will find inside. What will they find? AWESOMENESS, of course. I've been lucky enough to read DIVINITY and I recommend it to anyone who loves a good book, but especially those readers who are fans of Biblical fan fiction. It has a unique twist on archangels and their role in this world and the next. You don't want to miss it.

First, let's take a sneak peak at the back jacket copy:
"When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she's left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel. With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart.
Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A'nwel and protect the family she never knew she had. What she doesn't know is that Archangels have secrets too."

AND...Now for the eye candy.

Check out this beautiful cover!

DIVINITY releases on September 23, 2014. Sorry, but there are no 'to buy' links just yet. However, I'll add them at the bottom of this page when they're available. In the mean time, mark your calendars, follow Michelle on Twitter at @MJsRetweet, and go stalk her on her website at

Monday, April 14, 2014

Happiness Is A Choice

This experience we call 'life' isn’t easy.

Life doesn’t always hand out rainbows and sunshine. Often it delivers hailstorms and acid rain. Actually, life downright sucks sometimes. People can be shitty, and the government routinely fails us. Our bodies don’t always hold up the way we’d like. People we love sometimes leave, or get sick and die, while there isn’t a damned thing we can do about it. How can anyone be truly happy on this spinning ball of misery we call Earth?

Before us all lay two paths. Path A and Path B.

Path A: I let circumstances and outside forces determine my perception of life. Empower others to control my emotional journey. Permit the economy, the weather, or other people to affect my level of contentment. Really there are a million different factors I might allow to govern my happiness. I call Path A the Play-dough Path, because it can be shaped and molded by many factors. 

What's your path?
Path B: I am content with my existence at any given moment, regardless of financial status, physical well-being, or the state of the world as a whole. I find a way to be grateful for the blessings God has given me, while understanding, no matter how good or how bad my life may appear, there will always be someone who has it better AND someone who has it worse. Path B I simply call Happiness.

Every person selects their path, traversing one or the other at any given time. Sometimes, I jump from one path to the other, like a kid playing hopscotch, barefooted on scalding cement in the summer sun.

Today, I choose happiness. What path have you chosen?