Apr 29, 2012


On the edge of magic...

Sunday Ponderings

I ran across this quote the other day and wanted to shout, "Yes, Yes, YES!!!" This is the love Jack feels for Kira. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

Apr 28, 2012

Winner Winner!

And the winner of the I Wish tagline is... B Bailey of CA for "Be careful what you wish for." It was a close one with lots of input all around. Thanks for all of the voting and support from all of the I Wish... fans!

Apr 27, 2012


Just turned over 4000 visits here!!! Thank you to all of the I Wish... fans for your support!

Apr 26, 2012


This morning I felt like listening to a strong, self-sufficient girl song... and this one makes me smile.

Apr 24, 2012

Vote for your favorite I Wish... Tagline

Let the voting commence!
Tell us which tagline is your favorite. Your votes will pick the winner this week, and then the top Tagline for I Wish... will be announced on Friday.

Here are your Choices:

You Belong to me. I Wish...
Takes the Disney out of Genies. I Wish...
Not your average coming of age, reality-based fantasy, pitting fairies against jinn, YA love story. I Wish...
Simply Spellbinding. I Wish...
A frustratingly, satisfying love story. I Wish...
Direction. Design. Desire. I Wish...
Good. Clean. Entanglement. I Wish...
A book to fall in love with? Your wish is my command... I Wish...
Breaking out of the bottle. I Wish...
Be careful what you wish for... I Wish...
Where fairy tales turn into nightmares and dreams turn into reality... I Wish...

The winner will win an Amazon Gift Card, so make your votes count!

Apr 22, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

Because I need a little courage today...

“Courage is a fickle creature. Just as you need it, it often makes excuses and rushes out of the room.”
― Janette Rallison,

Apr 21, 2012


Channeling a little Jason Mraz to get Jack through this next scene.

Apr 20, 2012

!!! Spreading The Word !!!

Thank you so much to a friend of mine for Spreading the Word on her blog yesterday! Click HERE to check it out...
Please let me know if you have put something about I Wish... on your blog so I can share it here with other readers.

Plot Twist

Working on an amazing plot twist... can't wait to see how it turns out!!!

Happily Ever Afters...

Yesterday I was pondering the concept of not having Happily Ever Afters. I have recently watched, not one, but two movies that ended in a tragic moment with the main character being killed off. One was done well, and the other was just utterly lame... But the one that was done right had me blubbering like a baby. I can see the benefit of a well done tragedy, but it doesn't really matter, because I need my happily ever after. I need to know that life will go on with a ray of sunshine. I need to know that after all of the pain and struggles that our main characters have gone through... it will have been worth it.
I now understand why there had to be an epilogue for Harry Potter. So much sad had happened in the final dramatic scene that JKR had to find someway to leave the audience with a smile.

Apr 18, 2012


A love story is a tricky thing. It has already been done... and so perfectly by so many. So, what sets I Wish... apart? Simple, clean, forbidden love. It is so close, but so far.


Working on working. It's a new dawn, so let's kick this day off right!

Michael Buble - Feeling Good found onUncategorized

Apr 15, 2012


Never give up! Your heart can do far more than your mind thinks you can.

Sunday Ponderings

As tomorrow is Patriot's Day, I thought a quote expressing why Jack and Kira feel so strongly about their different worlds was in order.

A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. ~George William Curtis

Apr 14, 2012

!!! Tagline Contest !!!

A new trend has started up with books. Taglines. It is like the elevator pitch... but shorter. In one very short sentence they reach out and grab you before you even open the cover.
Here are some taglines, from books and shows, that are a good example of what I am looking for:

Obsessive, Compulsive, Detective... Monk
May the odds be ever in your favor... The Hunger Games
Passion. Fate. Loyalty... Tiger's Curse
I sense you are following me... Psych
Nothing's lost forever... The Finder
Three are dead, and... I am Number Four

So, I am starting a little contest to see who can come up with the best tagline for I Wish...
At stake... a $10 gift card from Amazon (I said it was little ;D). The contest runs from today, April 14th, through next Sunday, April 22nd. Voting will then take place the following week to see who the winner is.


Searching for something good to read? I Wish... is just clicks away from fulfilling that need. Click HERE to check it out on Amazon.


The first time I heard this song it was attached to a heart warming video about a little girl who loved her adopted brother that had down syndrome. I loved the last statement in the video that said, "Once you were rejected... but then you were chosen." I feel like it was perfectly said in that one sentence.

Apr 11, 2012


Where to go? What to write? It's hard to know when you're going somewhere you have never been before. It's uncharted.

Apr 9, 2012


I first heard this song a few months ago and fell in love with the lyrics but... I felt like it was too upbeat for the message that Jack and Kira tell in the Jinn series. This cover by Jayme Dee is quietly perfect.

Apr 8, 2012

Sunday Ponderings

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

Apr 5, 2012

April Insights

As April struggles to shake off the shackles of winter the world waits eagerly for it to bring in the spring. Baby chicks, Easter eggs, blossoming trees and more all show us the rebirth of a new year. We all acknowledge this awakening in different ways... one of which is the ending of Lent. Although I am not of a faith that observes this tradition, I have always liked the idea of Lent... Giving up something for the greater good.
This is a theme throughout many romance novels, and I Wish... is no different.
I would love to have April be about comments... from you. Tell us all what your favorite parts of I Wish... are. What sacrifices did the characters make for one another? Do you foresee any other sacrifices ahead that they might have to make?


I find that I am really struggling writing a story after the love story. I love Happily Ever Afters, and I Dream... is not about the HEA. It is about dealing with the aftermath of an HEA... Finding more than just a surface love.

Apr 4, 2012


This is a fun song to sing along with, but it is even better to listen to. I love the concept of getting stuck behind the lines that you draw in sand. Makes you stop and think.

Apr 2, 2012


My ultimate goal with the Jinn series is share the message of believing in yourself and knowing who you are. I ran across this song today and it made me smile and think of Kira.

Apr 1, 2012


I love good old fashioned romances. Romances that make you yell out in frustration and shout with joy when everything comes together. Romances that have great back stories that draw the characters together and pull them apart. For me, North and South is the epitome of romance stories. Here is a glimpse to tempt you into watching the full four hours ;)

Sunday Ponderings

Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.

Mary McLeod Bethune