Moving Along... 

I had an epiphany last night.  I was sitting in the living room, doing nothing of importance, when inspiration hit me.  I picked up my pen and notebook and wrote until I finished the next chapter of my newest book.  Chapter three: complete.  At last the story is moving along again and I can barely contain my excitement as it comes to life on the pages of my notebook.  This is still just the beginning and I’m off to start chapter four.  Three chapters down and plenty to go.  Stay tuned, there may be a sneak…

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Book Review: Bridge Of Clay 


I am going to keep this book review as simple as possible and just say...I loved it! This story made me laugh and made me cry and also made me desperately want a mule for my backyard (but definitely not my kitchen). The writing perfectly described what I think it would feel like to grow up in house with 5 boys, which at times made me envious and at others thankful that I am an only child. This story was much different from A Book Thief, but offered the same brilliant writing technique of Markus Zusak. I…

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Where's Mari? 

     It has been a year and seven months since we last heard from Marienela at the end of A Rebel Star.  Where has she been since then?  When we last saw her, Mari was back in her privileged home in London, scheming behind her father’s back, plotting her ultimate revenge.  Now she is finally read to set her plan into motion.  How will she get her revenge?  Will she be able to save her people?  Where is Danny?  With the help of old friends, and some new, the answers await you in the exciting new sequel, A…

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'Tis the Season 

‘Tis that time of year when shopping is most like The Hunger Games.  Shop keepers and store owners announce “90% of everything” and may the odds be ever in your favor.  Finding a parking spot makes us feel like Roman Gladiators and traffic makes us feel like crying.  People are shopping, spending, cooking, gathering together, and making plans to visit family and friends.  Movies are being released in theaters, each vying for our attention, and our favorite authors are publishing their latest novels.


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A Rebel Star is Here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Arriving home from work today there was a gift awaiting me in my mailbox.  The first proof copy of my newest novel A Rebel Star arrived a whole day early and it's perfect!!!!  I have officially pushed the "Publish" button on Amazon's createspace and the first copies will be available for purchase on by the end of the week.  I'm am so beyond excited to have completed this process for the second time and look forward to doing it many more times in the near future.  I can't wait to hear what all…

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How Sweet It Is... 

Ocean Isle Beach is, by far, my favorite vacation spot on the North Carolina coast.  Every year my family and I spend three to four days there, sunbathing with our toes squishing in the sand, hunting for shark’s teeth amongst thousands of seashells, and swimming in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.  Of course, no trip to Ocean Isle is complete without at least one stop at the neighboring Sunset Beach for a two-scoop, waffle cone from the How Sweet It Is Ice Cream Boutique.  Wanda, the owner, is always…

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110 Years! 

Celebrate 110 years of Harley Davidson by readin A Lion's Pride!  A story of a young woman fighting for her place in a man's world.  Raising her sister on her own, Alex is caught in a struggle between two rival motorcycle gangs.  Will she find her place among the Lions?

"A good read."  --Carolyn

"One of the best debut novels I've read." --Meghan

"Outstanding debut novel." --Mariey

"Alyssa Rae's…

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A Rebel Star 

I finished the second chapter of my new book, A Rebel Star, today. Now it's time to start my editing. Super exciting, more news to come soon!