Why stepparent love is a different kind of love: A letter to my stepdaughter

When my husband and I found out we were expecting, he had one main fear – that I wouldn’t love his then six-year-old (my stepdaughter) as if she was my own. I wouldn’t love her “the same” as I loved my son. And he was right, I wouldn’t. To him, this meant that I would love her less. That there would be an enormous disconnect… Continue reading Why stepparent love is a different kind of love: A letter to my stepdaughter

bruised.

Trigger warning: This article contains accounts of domestic violence. The timeline is blurred, but the results are the same. In 2013, I took in a stray. This stray came in the form of a house-hopping, shaggy haired guitarist who I worked with serving tables. I was in nursing school and admired his “didn’t-give-a-damn” attitude and lack of obligations to anyone but himself. The fact that… Continue reading bruised.

5 Things to Expect as the Parent of a Preemie

When my son was born at 28 weeks gestation, my husband and I were completely unprepared. Being a first time mother and having a perfectly healthy pregnancy up until the day my water broke (in the middle of the psychiatric hospital in which I worked), we had not planned for a situation in which my son would spend his first seven weeks post-birth in the NICU, away from his… Continue reading 5 Things to Expect as the Parent of a Preemie

Hammered: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Hard n’ Dirty Book 5) by Alexis Alvarez

I must confess; I’m a huge fan of Alexis Alvarez. Her books always grab me from the first paragraph. Hammered is no exception.  As soon as Talia and Dane meet, the reader will feel the electric sparks jump off the page. They have separate agendas, goals that are important to them. But those goals conflict like oil and water. Dane is the foreman of a … Continue reading Hammered: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Hard n’ Dirty Book 5) by Alexis Alvarez

Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

  A couple of things attracted me to this book. Number one, I read C.A. Sanders first book in The Watchmage Chronicles, The Watchmage of Old New York. I loved it. Secondly, the title of this book, Cold Iron. Cold iron was said to be harmful to witches, fairies, and ghosts. It was also thought to repel evil supernatural creatures. Cold Iron brings back the … Continue reading Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) By C.A. Sanders

“The Watchmage of Old New York” (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 1) and “Cold Iron” (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) by C.A. Sanders

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
I am re-posting my original review for “The Watchmage of Old New York” by C.A. Sanders for two reasons. First off, if you haven’t read it, it’s FREE on Kindle at the moment. Second, the next book in the Watchmage series, “Cold Iron (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2)”, is available for pre-order at only $ .99!  I was fortunate enough to… Continue reading “The Watchmage of Old New York” (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 1) and “Cold Iron” (The Watchmage Chronicles Book 2) by C.A. Sanders

Cold Iron is Here!! — casandersdotnet

It’s finally here! Well, the pre-order is… Cold Iron the sequel to The Watchmage of Old New York and Book 2 of The Watchmage Chronicles, is currently available for preorder for only 99 Cents!!! There’s more of everything that you loved in the original. More Nathaniel! More Jonas! More Hendricks! More painstakingly detailed historical accuracy. More Dwellers! Sadly, less […] via Cold Iron is Here!! — … Continue reading Cold Iron is Here!! — casandersdotnet