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Whether it’s your first visit, or you’re a returning glutton for punishment, WELCOME  to Six Sentence Sunday in the Round Pen here on the Ranch! 😀

I missed out last week on 6SS due to family stuff. This week will be the last of In the Mists of the Mind at least for a while. Not sure what I’ll surprise you with next week, but whenever my new book gets farther along, I’ll share pieces of my newest contracted book with you. 

In case some of you haven’t heard, I sold my contemporary short novel, Perfect Dr. Viv, newly titled Risk Facotrs, to Lyrical Press, Inc. last week! I got a tentative release of March 2013 yesterday. 😎

For now here’s another peek at Chelcie and Dray. To set the scene up a little. She goes looking for her love and runs into a strange man who follows her. Chelcie is suspicious of Dray’s brother, having never met him and worried the enemy is closing in on her after a series of events. In her fear she (and Dray) discovers a new gift. One that could get Dray killed.

In a moment all sense of reason fled, after exiting the car, to see his brother fly through the air and land in a broken heap a fair distance from Chelcie.

Forcing his body to work, he reached her in a matter of seconds, “What the hell are you doing?”

A slight flick of her wrist rooted his feet to the ground as surely as if he’d grown roots. Her eyes were wild, flittering here and there over him.

She backed away and glanced toward where Colin still lay. A prayer for Colin’s life was in order.

I hope you enjoy this entry. Don’t forget to check out other participants by clicking the logo at the top of this page. See ya next week! 🙂


Six Sentence Sunday


My name is Calisa, and I’m addicted to 6-Sentence Sundays! 😛

Six just aren’t enough! I’m seriously considering doing something about this. But for today, I’ve decided to go a few more times with Dray and Chelcie and then maybe move on to another WIP or book.  

My lovebirds have moved past their first meeting and Chelcie has gone to visit the local leprechaun for advice. Yes, this story has a leprechaun! And it’s no surprise when Ludovic knows who Dray is, or that he knows the mysterious man is the fuel behind Chelcie’s visit. It’s more what he reveals that surprises her.

“How much danger does he pose for me?” she asked.

Suddenly Ludovic was cackling. “Dear girl, there is something much more important you need to consider.”


“He will see inside you. Dray Corbeau is very gifted, very strong, so beware lest you test him.

Hm. Interesting turn of events for Chelcie. She’s become used to being the one to see inside Dray. 🙂

Thank you for coming by and I hope you enjoy this week’s peek. Don’t forget you can find many more participants if you click on the logo above. 


Six Sentence Sunday


Yep. It’s that time and I’m excited to bring you a little more of something I’m writing! For the last three weeks I’ve been sharing snippets of a paranormal I’ve been working on since Nano 2006. Obviously I didn’t win Nano if I’m still writing on this story. 🙂 But that’s ok. I plan to do Nano this year again and maybe I’ll win this time.

So Dray and Chelsie have met but what are their gifts? They are mind manipulators of massive proportions. They can hear thoughts of those around them, they can move objects, make outsiders see what isn’t there, or keep them from seeing what is- to name a few special gifts these Talents are capable of. There are levels of gifts and a special ‘race’ that can do several of these simultaneously. Chelcie is one of these. I call them Kortais. They are kind of like the queens of the manipulators. Rare and hardly ever discovered. It is almost unheard of for someone to meet one, much less two or especially not three- or at least not know when they do meet them. This group is protected because without them the entire race of mind manipulators is at risk of elimination. There is one particular enemy who wants to find and kill Chelcie because she has the power to destroy him when others before her failed for hundreds of years. Can she survive long enough to save her race? Will she find the one who is the key to accomplishing her fated job? Or will the evil one kill her as he did her ancestors?

This week I’ll skip a few lines from where I left off last week. Dray truly doesn’t know what to make of Chelcie at this point. He is unreasonably and romantically drawn to her, though he suspects she might be sent to kill him. Maybe it’s the Frenchman in him?

“What are you looking at with such interest?”

Such obstinate belligerence in her voice, but he supposed he didn’t blame her. He was, after all, staring rudely, and enjoying it very much.

“Hmm? You.” Not that he would admit to the impossibility to drag his gaze from her lovely face at that moment. 

I think he’s smitten. What about you? Don’t forget you can follow the link in the 6SS link at the top to find more snippets from participating writers. Until next week…


Six Sentence Sunday


[Just a quick edit here] I wish all mothers out there a blessed and happy day full of love, flowers and children of any and all ages!

Once again it’s Six Sentence Sunday! Click the logo to find a complete list of participating authors.

I’ve had requests for more of Dray and Chelcie so read on and enjoy.


“I wanted to meet you to find out who you are, and why you searched me out, if you are involved with Dantrais.” He wasn’t gullible enough to let his guard down completely, but he found himself hoping she wasn’t connected to the evil Talent.

If she was—Dray would kill her in a heartbeat in order to save them all.

If she was. He’d deal with that when the time came.

For now, he wanted to know more about this lovely half-woman, half-waif who played with unsuspecting minds to strengthen her own skills.


There you go. Life isn’t all love and games for these two. I’m anxious to hear what you think in a comment.


Six Sentence Sunday


I’ve had a rough last two weeks so I am ready for some real fun here on the ranch! I’m excited to be a part of Six Sentence Sunday and hope you enjoy these shared bits & pieces of my much loved writing. Click on the Logo above to find many more authors to stalk. If this is your first time on the ranch or your fiftieth, I welcome you and thank you for visiting. We are casual here on the ranch so take a tour, kick your chair back, grab a drink and Li’l Smokie and have fun!

In 2005 I first heard of NaNoWriMo (google it). I decided that since I had some free time and took the Nano challenge. I was writing one of my fave hero types, cowboy, but that story wasn’t the one I wrote. It was started and for Official NaNo you can’t use anything already beyond the planning/plotting stage. I thought long and hard about what to write in the weeks before Nov 1 kick-off and thought I had it ready. Nov 1 rolled in full of writerly excitement that’s hard to ignore and I sat BICHOK (but in chair, hands on keyboard) and my fingers began to fly as words began to flow. I was thrilled but had no clue where in hell the story forming came from. I was confused to say the least because 1) I have never written a real paranormal and 2) it had a veterinarian in it– not my presupposed cowboy! But I gave the two characters their lead and now have 50,000+ words of a paranormal about mind manipulation.

I posted a blip last week introducing Dray Corbeau and Chelcie Miles. Today I’m offering another peak into these two awesome people, picking up immediately following last weeks lines so you might get a glimpse of my charming Frenchman. Last week Dray was laughing at Chelcie, imagining her like a kitten and it ended with her demanding to know what he was laughing at. This is his response to that.

“Rien, Chéri,” he struggled to bring his humor into control. The seductive name made her glance away briefly. He smiled. She understood French, as she’d proven in their previous ‘conversations’ when he’d used his home language. “Nothing at all,” he repeated.

He fought another smile and said, “I have never been so pleasantly attacked in my life. 

I hope you like these lines and I think I might continue from here next week. I apologize for any typos, structure or punctuation errors you might spot. This work is completely unedited as the first draft is only half written. As I said last week- one day I’ll get it finished. 🙂

Have a fun, productive and fantastic week! Thanks for reading.

Dodadagohvi~ *until we meet again*

Six Sentence Sunday


I love this day! Yep, Six Sentence Sunday! I’m very excited to share a little tidbit from a wip I’ve been working on since NaNo 2005 this week. In the Mists of the Mind is currently at @50K and I don’t know yet how many words it will be when finished. Yeah- I know you want to see more of Nick and Kaylie, but sci-fi, paranormal and ‘out there’ books were my mother’s favorite genres and today in the anniversary of her death (1984) so I want to dedicate this week’s pick to Mom.

Here’s to you Mom. 🙂 I miss you and wish you were here to read my stories. I know you’d love them because you loved me.

So, this week I’d like to introduce you to Chelcie Miles and Dray Corbeau. Mind readers of a higher calibre, mind manipulators is actually a more accurate term for these two and those around them. Chelcie is destined to become a special MM, while Dray has his own impressive brain strengths. But he created a serum that in the wrong hands will be the end of all their kind. Together they must overcome the destruction she is capable of dropping into their lives, in order to beat their true enemy. Dantrais. A male MM with capabilities as strong as Chelcie’s, as long as Dray is by her side. Without him? Death is almost a certainty- but she is the only one who can conquer both their past’s death call before it reaches them. I hope you enjoy this view into my baby. 🙂

Her cat-like eyes glittered and suddenly he found himself amused by her fearlessness, since she barely reached his chest in height. He was reminded of the tiny tiger of a kitten his mother used to have that would bare claws and needle sharp teeth when he teased it mercilessly.

Laughter boiled and erupted from his gut involuntarily, as he stood staring down at the she-devil he’d previously held prisoner in his hands. He wondered what it would be like to have her temper turned around to passion in his arms. She was certainly a passionate woman who could do sinful things to a man given the chance, he was sure.

“What’s so funny?” she demanded.

Well, that’s all for now. I might just let these two back out to play next week. Thanks for coming by and don’t forget to visit some of the other participating authors by clicking on the logo or SSS link above.