Thursday, November 7, 2019

I Believe!

My faith in the goodness of people was reaffirmed. Hubby and I were out raking a massive and hideous pile of leaves in our front yard perpetrated by the tree across the street which I call the evildoer. We had just finished one side and hubby was resting. He said "What we need is some nice strong young men to help out with this." Not ten minutes later, four long distance runners from Borah High School, led by a young man named Zach, stopped their run, started raking and
bagging leaves and got it all done in no time. They wouldn't take any money, just said we're neighbors and we help neighbors and it's Halloween. I couldn't believe it! But they worked hard and had smiles on their faces the whole time. Hugged me before they left. I am awed and so appreciative. 

My belief in the goodness of people was reaffirmed and I am so thankful.  For those of you who believe only in the bad people do, I'm sorry for you.  There are good people out there, lots of good people and meeting these young men really brought it home to me.  I believe in the good.


November is a time to be thankful!  Let's all give it a try.


Blessings!



Patsy

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Personal Paranormal - Memories

Because it's Halloween and the time of year when all the creepy, strange and weird things happen, I thought I'd share one of my own paranormal experiences.  I have to admit to being somewhat psychic. There were times when I'd scare my own family with things I knew were going to happen, etc., but it is such a part of me, I never questioned it.  I will admit that as I grew older, knowing things got to me so I learned to block them out, but there were those events that managed to sneak through even when I was keeping watch.

I digress.  Years and years ago, when I was 17 or so, I was sick and reclining on the couch in the living room. Mom had the ironing board set up and was ironing.  I felt myself floating up. I could see Mom below me ironing a shirt and my body lying on the couch. I kept floating up and then I was above the clouds and it was so beautiful there. The clouds were tipped with gold, pink, blue and green and in the distance a glowing sun or something.  

I said and it must have been aloud, "It's beautiful here."

Mom said, "What?"

And just like that I was pulled like lightning back into my body.  Mom was staring at me, the iron held above the shirt. 

"Yes, it is pretty in here," she said sounding confused and with a worried look on her face.

Knowing she was upset, I covered, saying "yeah, it is pretty," blah blah blah. But I will always remember the feeling of peace and joy that I experienced in that place.  

I feel like I had an out-of-body experience, no other explanation.  I saw too many things from above Mom's head as I floated up.  Didn't scare me a bit.

Have you had your own paranormal experience?  I'd love to hear about it.

Patsy
P. L. Parker
www.plparker.net


Thursday, October 10, 2019

Vampires, the Walking Dead and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night!

So the month of October is upon us! Time for All Hallow's Eve.

Halloween dates back to the pagans and thought to have originated with the pagan festival of Samhain. It was also thought that at this time of year, the walls between the worlds thinned, enabling spirits to pass through and mess with their crops. Bonfires were lit to scare off evil spirits and offerings of food and drink were set up. Begging at the door grew from an ancient custom of knocking at doors to beg for a "soul cake" in return for a promise to pray for the dead. The Romans celebrated a like festival in honor of the goddess Pomona. 


But modern man has turned Halloween into a fun celebration replete with costumes, trick or treating and parties! 

Night creatures stalk the dark, vampires, zombies, witches, ghosts, goblins - you name it, they're out there searching for unwary victims. Personally, I stay home and hand out candy. Not going to tempt the fates.

 







Anyway, what could be more fun than a vampire story at Halloween and I have just the one for you. Absolution

Blurb: 

From the mists of time…dark powers arise.
Born in blood and entombed for six hundred years, the dhampir Chloe awakens.
Zaccarius, the most feared Slayer of all, is sent to determine her worth and, if necessary, to render justice. Enthralled by the purity of her mind, he becomes her protector, only to fall beneath the armies of the Dark Master Jochad.
Ancient and dying, Jochad demands Chloe choose—her blood for the life of her lover!


Only $.99 on Amazon.  Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NZ436FV/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i7

You might enjoy the book video as well, although the cover has changed since my publisher closed down and I had to republish it myself.  Here's the link for the book video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU0EHWSz054

Stay safe October 31! 

Patsy
P.L. Parker

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

N.N. Light's Book Heaven's First Annual Trick or Treat Bonanza!


Trick or Treat! ‘Tis the month to celebrate all things paranormal, supernatural, suspenseful and mystical. If you’re like me, you’ll want to accept this very special invitation to join the festivities at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s first annual Trick or Treat Book Bonanza. 35 authors share what’s they’d dress up as for Halloween as well as 42 books featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
Enter to win a $10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Absolution
(vampire romance), will be featured on October 2. Wait until you read what my Halloween costume would be. You won’t want to miss it.

Patsy
P.L. Parker



Monday, September 16, 2019

North to Alaska and One More Adventure Crossed off My Bucket List!

Well, my Bucket List just got one item shorter.  On September 1, my husband, my youngest son Zach, his new bride Krysta, and I embarked on a 7 day cruise to Alaska.  Visiting Alaska has been a dream of mine for many years and we finally did it.  We cruised the inside passage, Juneau, Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, Ketichikan and then the last evening we stopped in Victoria, British Columbia.  


I will say that sometime in the future, I would actually like to fly into perhaps Nome and experience some of the Alaska adventure closer up.  Not to say I want to get up close and comfortable with the bear, moose, etc., critters lurking in the wilds, but I am a history buff and would love to see firsthand the areas where the gold rush actually took place.


All in all, it was a great trip and I enjoyed it.  Some of the food on the cruise was mediocre at best and some downright icky.  In a bid for adventure, we would try different things at dinner and one night, my husband was elected to choose the "Cucumber, green apple, mustard goat quark" as his appetizer.  I have to say it was as untasty as its name!  But it was a new experience and that is what we were trying for.

My son and his new wife playing ping pong. Note his Hawaiian shirt!


Now to plan the next adventure!

Patsy
P.L. Parker
www.plparker.net

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Spaceballs...er...Space Brides!




In 1987, those of us fortunate enough got a good dousing of the ridiculous and endearing movie "Spaceballs."  I have to admit I've seen this movie more than once simply because it is so ridiculous, it is hilarious!  As a long time scifi fan, this was a refreshing change from the intense, mind-boggling movies of Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien series, and the like.  Amazingly silly but quite entertaining.  I further admit that if it came on the TV, most likely I'd watch it again.

As I said, I'm a long-time lover of scifi and not surprising that my writing experience would include science fiction, which has been my genre of choice for my latest novels.  

My Star Brides (Deg'Nara) Series delves into the idea of human females kidnapped as brides for a dying alien race.  Adventure, romance and sizzling sex!  All in a galaxy far, far away.  


The Chalice, Breeder Slave and Abaddon Rising, available on Amazon and most online bookstores.




Friday, July 19, 2019

When You Finally Catch the "Big One"

My family has always been outdoorsmen, campers, fishermen, hunters, etc.  I'm not at the bottom of the pecking order, but I've never been at or near the top either.  

I lost my father five years ago.  We always thought of Dad as a fish whisperer because no matter how the rest of us were doing, Dad always caught his limit. I don't know how many times we would go by people fishing by the river who stated there was nothing happening. Dad would step up, ask politely if he could try just to see, and then walk away with 3 or 4 fish caught out of the same spot.  It was actually very funny!  

He just had a way and he loved to fish, even at the last when he could barely get down to the river, he gave it his best.

We just got back from a camping trip near the Salmon River just north of Stanley. Amazingly enough, I scored the big one.  Biggest fish I ever caught, just after I caught the biggest fish I ever caught.  LOL.  (I think hubby was fishing for sardines but I'm sure he caught a tin-full.)  I have to say, I really felt Dad was with me this trip and helping me fish.  No other reason I managed to catch these two and it comforts me to think he was there as I still feel his loss so deeply.  Miss you Dad!

Patsy
P.L. Parker