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What I love about Halloween

In today's world Halloween is often a time to dress up and go door to door looking for treats. Its sort of a time which over the years has become commercialized...and honestly that isn't my favorite part of the holiday.

No, I love Halloween for the meaning behind it...for the celebrations of life, of the harvest...for the myths and the legends, for the chance to be someone else for a few hours. Its the ultimate expression of a false face created ages and ages ago for a specific reason. When masks and costumes were designed to ward off the evil spirits which rose from the grave.

Regardless of its origins (and yes there is controversy about that) Halloween is a great time to celebrate family. To gather to carve pumpkins, and make treats (not so much anymore), to play pranks on others, and to really just experience life and joy.  For me, Halloween is a time when the paranormal is more readily accepted...when ghosts and goblins roam about with the living and it will always have a…
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Reconnecting and Adapting

For those of us who have busy lives the worst thing is that moment when we realize we need to reconnect...Or for some of us its when our family -quite cheerfully- drags us kicking and screaming out the door away from the computer, the phone, the busy schedule that just seems to get more and more full.

Forced to do nothing but reconnect with our loved ones we're at first irritable, sullen even. Don't they understand we're trying to build something, our business, our careers, our dreams...? Too often we think, No by God they don't. They haven't got a clue what it is we're trying to do. We tell them - but its sort of like ships passing at night. There's a vague awareness of them but beyond that, they become a faint memory which stirs when its time to do bath time, homework, dinner. Do we as authors, entrepreneurs, business execs really need to spend 18 hours working to get ahead?

Oh I hear someone saying YES! Running our own business is a full time job, its a t…

Crash into Love by Sofia Grey

Road Trippin’ – by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Have you ever been between homes? Not just for a day or two, but for weeks on end? It’s a weird feeling. When I moved halfway round the world, a few years ago, I lived in a motel for a month while I house hunted. For that period, I didn’t actually have a home and it was strangely uplifting. I could live anywhere I chose, within reason. I could reinvent myself, start a brand new life. The possibilities felt endless, and for the first time in my life I could understand why some people become drifters.
The Lyrics of Road Trippin’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers sum up this mood:
Road trippin' with my two favorite allies Fully loaded we got snacks and supplies It's time to leave this town It's time to steal away Let's go get lost
And the video is perfect! http://youtu.be/11GYvfYjyV0

In Crash Into Love, Cass is living in a beachside cottage while she makes decisions about her future. Meeting the sexy – and much younger – Jonah, wasn’t pa…

Welcome Imogene Nix one of our Aussie Babes


Blog Post #1
Australia Day for Australians


For me it’s a chance to celebrate who and what I am. I’m a first generation Australian, who has lived in so many areas! From the beach to the outback, the north to the south, but one thing remains constant…


Australia is more than the Great South Land – it’s the people.


Sure, many of us wear silly hats with Aussie Flags, gather for breakfasts of bacon and eggs and to watch new Aussies make their oath of allegiance… But it’s more than that. Australia is such a dichotomy. Being an Australian is hard to explain.


For some, the Aussie is the laconic bushy – you know the one with the drawl, wearing an akubra and elastic side boots? Then there is the blond surfer from Bondi… He’s toned and tanned and more than likely a lifesaver too.


It’s the girl in the supermarket who says hello and asks what you are making for dinner – or she’s the girl in the library who’s reading the anime comics. Aussies come in all shapes and sizes, but while we may all h…

And the Aussie's have it...welcome our latest Aussie Babe!

Hi all,
First I’d like to say a huge thank you to my lovely host for having me!
This week marks an extremely important date for Australians, and I am very excited to share it with you and my memories of this day growing up.
Australia Day has many great memories for me. BBQ’s trips to the beach, the whole family coming together. Us kids getting to drink a ridiculous amount of soft drink that we never got throughout the year while the grownups embraced the true Aussie stereotype with a cold beer.
Now that we’re older, our times are spent more with our own families, but it is still the same. My husband and I take the kids to the beach, we have a BBQ…only now I get to drink the beer. LOL ;)
To help celebrate this day with us, Beachwalk Press will be offering the books written by us Aussie authors for a discount on the Beachwalk Press website. So make sure you drop by!



Blurb: Will the enemy be powerful enough to break an archangel's promise? For the last ten years, Gabriella Richard…

Hazel Gower - Aussie and Beachwalk Babe!

Kane’s mate Blurb: Faith's life has always balanced in two worlds—the normal human world and the supernatural. Now she has to choose between the two. Faith York is human, but she has psychic powers, which is a little odd since neither of her parents have paranormal abilities. Thankfully, the werewolf family who lived around the corner help her learn to control her powers. She instantly fell in love with the entire family, but especially Kane, the oldest son who is next in line to be Alpha. Unfortunately, Kane doesn't see Faith the same way she sees him. Heartbroken, she leaves town. When Faith returns from two years overseas, her parents throw her a welcome home party. Faith is shocked when Kane kidnaps her from the party and mate marks her. Now she struggles with the choice of whether to leave again and live a normal life—a life she yearns for—or stay with the man she's always dreamed of and live a supernatural life. To complicate matters further, her psychic powers intensify…