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An alternate universe of memories

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Even Vampires have members of “the sandwich generation.” We are those who take care of both our young and the ancient members of our families. We go between cultures and centuries, trying to keep up with the needs of all. It can be both exhausting and rewarding. The biggest reward…

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A Drive With Marilyn

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Mono Lake  – A sight to behold on Hwy 395 ? I’m a little under the weather (even Vampires get under sometimes) so rather than trying to make up something fictional for today I’ll just tell you a story about my brother Val and me, then give you some high-minded…

The Glory

Originally posted on Pen of the Damned:
His first cognizant thought was how oddly comfortable he felt. The old football injury didn’t ache in the background like it had for seemingly countless years. And the city was quiet…  Since when was the city quiet? Kurt’s eyes opened slowly and he found himself looking into the…

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Short Story Sunday: The Alley

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Taking a short cut through a downtown alley wasn’t always like it was in the movies. He’d rarely witnessed crimes, or found dumped bodies among the dumpsters and rats. The smells were close to death but not quite. Urine and sun roasted garbage were the aromas of the night. No night-blooming jasmine for…

Rogue Souls is LIVE!

Originally posted on JADE M PHILLIPS:
Good morning good people! I am in the best mood today. And I bet you can guess why. If you guessed that the long-awaited 3rd book in the Unfortunate Souls Series is LIVE, then you were right! Rogue Souls is finally here! Whoooo hoooo! Click here to grab it…

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Short Story Sunday: Fallen

Originally posted on Vampire Maman:
Fallen “Oh man, I wish we could turn into bats like in the movies. That would make things a lot easier.” Max leaned against the kitchen counter listening to his friend Pierce. It had been a rough night for the hunters of shadows – the Vampires who were dedicated to…

Maybe It’s Time to Give Up

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Cristian Bortes I’m a voracious reader and easily go through about two books a week. I recently finished a Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth and it’s a really excellent book, though I’d like to expand on…