Hey everyone ~ Asha here. I hope y’all are having a good week…considering. I mean, the craziness in southern California was insane! Why? Why does this happen? Well, rather than trying to dissect evil and tag a human label to satanic activity, can’t we just pick up the pieces and mourn with those who mourn? Those hurting need a comforter right now, someone who understands their pain. Thank God I have not experienced any horror like this—my dad has though…in Afghanistan and Iraq. He shared these verses with me:
"Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted"
“May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise…” Psalm 119:76
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” Psalm 9:9
He shared a lot more too but I’ll just share those three. Plus, I’m going to pray for our country and all those affected by another shooting terror.
Sigh...on a positive note, this may be a good time to remind readers that Major Scott's contest is still valid…the one where he is looking for an aspiring young author. The contest is for one to write a novel, novella, or short story to fill in the gap between my birth and age 11 and/or a second book to fill in the gap between my ages 12 and 22. I think that would be so cool! By the way, Major Scott is currently working on a YA/Teen mystery, an adult military mystery, and a YA/Teen historical thriller...all set for a 2019 release.
Remember my introduction blog? I mentioned that we are looking for other submissions to share on this PTSIO.weebly.com (PTSIO.org) site. Well, we have one from a new author—an advertisement actually.
Author S.M. Soto, the granddaughter of a Navy Veteran has a book called, THE DARKEST HOUR. It is a Contemporary Romance novel published with InkSpell Publishing. amzn.to/2QspUeY
A brief blurb:
“Aliza Anderson’s whole world imploded three years ago, in a devastating accident that took her entire family. Her life is now filled with the lingering pain and tearful memories that continue to haunt her day and night. She merely exists. Barely living. Barely breathing. She picks up her semblance of a life and leaves a small town in Pennsylvania that holds nothing but painful memories and the excruciating weight of guilt for her past transgressions. In one of the most desirable cities in the world, she crossed paths with a man whose intensity frightened her and blue eyes captivated her. The alluring stranger was…irresistibly charming, and intensely domineering. Aliza doesn’t want to feel. She can’t. It’s safer that way. One thing about running from the secrets of your past…they always catch up and find you.”
Pretty cool if you ask me. So if you like reading Contemporary Romance, like I do—hee hee ha ha, you might want to look for this novel by S. M. Soto.
Asha Hawkins (One each)