Sunday, September 8, 2013

Suicide Prevention Hop

"Authors Care ~ Suicide Prevention Week"

This hop was put together by the beautiful (inside and out) author Louisa Bacio

For my post I thought I'd just share some things I love. I could get very deep with my feelings and experiences. But I chose to share a bit of what helped me through some hard times and brought sunshine into my life. It's a not a huge list & it's not EVERYTHING. But it's what mainly makes me smile. I hope it brings a smile to your face as well :)

My boys

My furry daughter

 My hubby


And now for a few with no pictures...
My sister and her children
Dancing when no one is watching (and at times when they are)
Hula hooping
And singing off key

I hope you enjoyed my little post :)


There are many stops for this hop where you can enter to win various prizes. Be sure to enter both rafflecopters at this stop.There's the Grand Prize towards the bottom of the page (Grand prize is one (1) $50 gift certificate to Amazon. Winner will be chosen randomly from Rafflecopter entries on Sunday, 9/15/13), the rafflecopter for this stop (winner gets a Wunder prize pack containing a signed swag card, ebook and $5.00 Amazon Gift card) and each of the others in the hop.

Good luck!

A World of Turmoil and Yearning

Wunder may have a normal life now…well, as normal as a freak of nature could have. Half zombie while her job is to hunt bloodthirsty creatures to protect the innocent. It’s the dreams that haunt her and they aren’t nightmares. Wunder dreams of a man, a man made just for her. Is he real, can he be the one she‘s yearned for?

Pete’s world is a lonely one as he wrestles with the reality of being part zombie. His hatred for the creatures that killed his parents drives him to patrol the streets and wipe them all out. His life would be stark, but for the dreams he’s been having; of a woman, so sensuous, so sexy. These alluring visions have become erotic and consuming. He feels as if he made her up to keep from going crazy. Is this life of hunting the walking dead, all there is? Or is she out there, waiting…just for him?

***For readers 18 + only due to sexual content, violence and language.***

Find Wunder (0.5 DreamZ), Wunder (# 1 The Approach) and soon to be released Wunder (#2 Reunion) on Goodreads HERE

View the trailer to get idea of what the Wunder series is about and to get a peek of Pete in my eyes ;)

Here's a excerpt from Wunder (0.5 Dreamz):

There are some others beside my dad and myself, who know what I truly am, but not many. My dad had no other choice but to try and find out more about me and what to expect as I grew and developed. He wanted to be prepared in case of anything happening because of my DNA. There seems to be no other part zombies of any sort around. So, he went to a couple of his closest friends who worked in the medical field, and they ran a multitude of tests on me. Comparing me to other humans, other zombies, even a few animals (to date there’s never been an infected animal of any type).

I don’t remember much about most of it. I was way too young to hold those memories. I do recall lights, very bright ones and some smells. I now know what one particular scent was. Zombies. Boy, do those suckers stink! I think it’s my heightened senses that make it so bad. I’d describe their scent as a combination of the stink in the air which comes into a car window when driving by an old sewage plant on a very hot day, combined with a rotted corpse. The smell of death reeks!

My dad always tells me he doesn’t smell them the way I do. Not even close. He can only smell them when he’s up close and getting personal with handing them their death. One of those ‘up close and personal meet the end of my machete’ types of meetings. He’s been by my side for all of it. He still is to this day. Even every month, when I have to go renew my proof of living, he’s right there by my side.

He insists on being there in case any changes occur within me. So, I won’t have to feel alone or frightened.

All they do to process anyone for their proof of living (which everyone has to go through no less than once a month) is prick your finger to draw a bit of blood. I guess you could say it’s somewhat similar to what a diabetic would do to test their blood sugar. Except in this case, they’re checking for a different sort of abnormality within. You know, the fucked up infected kind

Also available Wunder (#1 The Approach):

Available as of 9/10/13 Wunder (#2 Reunion)

Add Wunder (0.5 Dreamz) to your Goodreads "Want to read shelf" HERE
Add Wunder (#1 The Approach) to your Goodreads "Want to read shelf" HERE
You can get your copy almost everywhere ebooks are sold!

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Feel the love. Join the Suicide Prevention Hop with Authors Care -- Sept. 8-14.

1. Louisa Bacio -- Love Knows No Bounds  14. Andrea Speed  27. Katya Armock: erotic paranormal  
2. Lucy Felthouse  15. Kharisma Rhayne  28. Renea Mason  
3. Nikki Prince  16. Makayla's Book Reviews  29. Barbara Winkes  
4. Natalie-Nicole Bates  17. Charley Descoteaux  30. DC Juris  
5. Tempeste O'Riley  18. Kendall McKenna - Love and Dog Tags  31. Alex Jones  
6. Caitlin Ricci  19. Jana Denardo  32. Siobhan Crosslin  
7. H.B. Pattskyn  20. Tara Lain  33. Elin Gregory  
8. Dianne Hartsock  21. KC Burn  34. Anastasia Vitsky  
9. skylar  22. Lane Hayes  35. Steve Emmett  
10. Sabrina Sol  23. Michael Rupured  36. Shira Anthony  
11. R.L. Kirk  24. V.S. Morgan  37. Brit Blaise  
12. A.R. Von DreamZ of Dragons  25. Andrea R. Cooper  
13. Vicktor Alexander  26. Sharita Lira  


  1. The sound that makes me smile is the sound of the birds early in the morning.

  2. Hmm the sound and smell that makes me smile is a baby cooing and the baby smell. Of course not the poopy kind of smell (lol) but the just washed baby smell. So adorable. Love you AR Von!

    1. LOL! Thanks for that chuckle Kathleen :)
      Love you too <3

  3. i like to hear children laughing, makes me smile. i like to hear Neil Diamond singing. I like to see the gorgeous Richard Armitage. I love the smell of baking bread

    1. Children's laughter is the most contagious laughter of all!! Yum! LOVE that smell too!

  4. I love the sound of quiet. No television, air conditioner, or music. Just silence. I don't get it often.

    1. Nice Holly! I did not know such a thing existed! lol

  5. I love the sound of silence as well. I love the smell of baking (cinnamon, vanilla, almond, etc.)
    Thanks for the post.

  6. What makes me smile-watching my godson doing just about anything, he's such a cutie you can't not smile ;-)

  7. Ava, you put a big 'ole smile on my face whenever I see one of your posts. Thank you. :)

  8. I added the two books to my 'want to read' list on Goodreads. Thanks for the contest/giveaway.
    What sight, sound, movie, song, or word makes me smile?
    The sight/sounds of my young niece. The songs ‘I Like It, I Love It,’ by Tim McGraw, and ‘It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,’ by Travis Tritt.

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

  9. I love, love LOVE the positive-nature and glorious photos you posted! Thanks so much for taking part and many, many hugs!

    1. Thank YOU for putting this together and for stopping by :)
      ((hugs)) back atcha!

  10. The fact that people care enough to do things like this makes me smile and warms my heart.

    1. Hi Diane! Thank you so much for stopping by :)

  11. I love the sniffing the damp soil after the rain. It smell and feel serene to me. Almost like growing a hope...

  12. No matter how bad the day or how down I get it's my dogs that bring joy to me and get me through.

  13. The silly things my 7 year old says always make me laugh. And I love when he just randomly comes up and gives me a hug.


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