I must blog, I must blog. I have been telling myself that all week, and everytime I sit down to write my mind goes in seven different directions. I have a little lull between book reviews, and I stepped away from my WIP because I was driving myself crazy with re-writes. But where to even start.
Like all of you my heart is heavy with the tragic news coming out of Oklahoma. It makes you want to jump on the interstate and drive all night to get there. All I want to do is comfort those families and children. The scene is heartbreaking and almost beyond comprehension. If there is one thing that legitimately scares me it's tornadoes. The power of nature is awe inspiring and heartbreaking. I urge you all to keep those affected in your prayers and donate if you can. It seems our country keeps getting it by one tragedy after another. It's sobering. Stop and think of what really matters in life, tell those you love that you love them. Don't let a day pass where you don't cherish life.
I have to remind myself that as I struggle with some personal issues. If you follow my blog you know my youngest son is on the autism spectrum. My primary job is taking care of him and advocating for him. After the loss of my job a few years back money has been tight. This week has tested me more than ever. But I was reminded by someone that it's those trials that make you a better person and force you to grow. Sometimes I let my negative thinking and depression get the better of me. It's easy to do, all those self deprecating thoughts that run through your head. But then I think I owe it to my boys to rise above that and be a better person for them. No matter how much I have lost, I still have them. The isolation just sometimes get's the best of me.
And love. How do we deal with the loss of love? Or even the loss of the idea of love. Deep questions I'm trying to tackle in my writing. Is it possible to love someone who doesn't love you? Of course it is. It might kill you, but love is sometimes one sided. Yah, that is going to be one heck of a book.
So after a long day of outbursts and tantrums, and trying to tie all the loose ends up, I do as I always do and try to make sense of it all at the keyboard. Maybe I'll head back to my WIP or dive into my BETA reading. Anything to quiet my overworked mind.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
With evil corrupting even the ranks of angels, the one to save the world doesn't know what she is capable of. At three years old, her mother hid her in the human world. Away from the realm of magic and those who wished to destroy her and thwart her destiny. After the passing of her last remaining relative on her father's side, her mother decides to return her daughter to the magical world they fled after her father's tragic death at the hands of their enemies. The world where she belongs. With the forces of evil building an army, will Savina find the power and strength to do what she was born to do? Or will the forces of evil finish what it began all those years ago and destroy her. More importantly can Savina accept herself and forgive her mother's deception in enough time to harness her powers.... In a world where nothing is at it seems, and Savina is turned upside down, trust and forgiveness lie at the heart of the story.
If you enjoy stories about fallen angels, mystical battles and the triumph of good over evil, this book is for you. From the start Destined Oracle draws you deep into the world of Savina and her magical cohorts. Martinez weaves a tale that is at once believable and familiar, while flowing with originality and suspense.
From the moment she finds out her mother has been keeping a secret from her, a secret that throws everything she knew about herself and her world upside down, to the climax resulting from the consequences, we are held captive with Savina in that ancient house. How can she balance what she discovers with who she is? Does she have the right to choose love? Can she make a difference?
In her debut novel J. G. Martinez gets the the formula right. She draws you in and keeps you turning pages with a read that just flows off the pages. I would say this book is appropriate for upper YA to adult and you won't be disappointed when you pick it up. I'm giving this one 4 stars as a easy summer read and eagerly wait for book two in the series.
J.G. Martinez has been writing since she was nine years old, having completed her first novel at the age of ten. Her passion for fantasy and everything supernatural is just a natural part of who she is. J.G. loves reading anything that grabs her attention and loves writing. She loves God, her family and friends and holds each close to her heart. She is also a major animal lover. She was born in Georgia, but raised in Texas where she currently resides. When she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys drawing and painting. Her poem “Heart Aches” was published in the 2006, International Library of Poetry titled “Timeless Voices.” In 2007, she graduated with an Associate degree from San Joaquin Valley College, California in Science. She hopes to bring her imagination to life in those that read her stories.