I’m sitting here on this Mother’s Day thinking about June Cleaver and how much the world has changed. I can see her in her immaculate kitchen with her little immaculate apron. Just the picture of perfection.
Now, I wasn’t that kind of a mother, myself, not exactly June Cleaver, but I think I did all right.
I saw a meme on social media this morning that said, “All mothers are slightly insane.”
I guess it is a little bit crazy, trying to turn our little animals into civilized human beings. To try to take this little being that eats with her hands and miraculously transform her into one that drives a car, votes, holds conversation, and works a job, is no short order.
Gone by the wayside is that June Cleaver image. Put that image out of your head. Motherhood looks like many different things and none are any less valid than any others.
If you manage to get your little being to eat with a fork, you’re doing a marvelous job, and don’t let anybody tell you different.
Let’s stop judging each other by those old standards. Let’s stop tearing each other down and start building each other up.
Motherhood looks like many different things. Whether you bottle feed or not. Whether you stay at home or not. Whether you had a C-section or not. Whether they are step-kids or not. Whether you cook from scratch or order take out. Whether you are a mother, step-mother, or a single dad. You’re taking these small beings and transforming them into card-carrying members of society, so kudos to you.
To all mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day.
Prologue Fate Unknown
I AM A HUNTER. My prey, my nemesis, has no name. He can be anyone he desires, but then, so can I.
I’ve been pursuing him for a long time.
He has a driving need to maim, to evoke terror. He feeds off of fear like a vampire.
By his actions, he endangers the way things are, the way things must be. He endangers his own existence, and mine, our entire race.
Tracking him this time proved difficult. It seemed he’d gotten smarter, more careful.
I knew only the name of the city in which he last resided and that he would, most likely, stay in the area. Years passed, checking crime reports for his particular flavor of mayhem. A woman in a motel room, mutilated, left broken and ruined? That sounded like him, but the trail led nowhere. After no more incidents, I began to search in a different direction.
He has a taste for excess, the finer things: Porsches, sprawling villas, silk suits, diamond cufflinks, and money. Money he would have, as he had an innate skill for acquiring it.
I recognized him the moment I laid eyes on him, despite appearances. I have my own skills.
Thus began my surveillance.
When I followed him that night, I discovered him residing in a humble dwelling, living a life of meager means.
How could it be that he suddenly changed his standards of living? Was he simply being more careful this time, or did he know my plan to stop his spree of terror? I had to know the answers to these questions.
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One of the things planned for the near-future is to begin posting excerpts of Fate Unknown and sneak peeks at the sequel.
As a thank you for visiting my new site, I will now reveal the title of the sequel to Fate Unknown, second in The Inhabiters Series.
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Book 2 in The Inhabiters Series is called The Rise of the Geminus. I can't wait to tell you what Ann and Mitch have been up to!
They still don't know if they can trust Calder, but it looks like they have no choice.
There will be many twists and turns as Ann and Mitch discover more about Marcus and Calder, as well as discovering a great threat like nothing they've ever encountered before!
Check back soon for a sneak peek at the prologue!