Breaking Free

Cheers to the New Year!

Ever since my son graduated high school (late spring this year) I have felt like a gerbil in its fun house. The gerbil spin cycle, I’ve been calling it recently. Spin, spin, spin, and not getting anywhere fast. Wake up, work on my business, go to work at a job that is getting me nowhere in life, come home and relax for a couple of hours, go to bed. Wake up, work on my business, go to work at a job that is getting me nowhere in life, come home and relax for a couple of hours, go to bed. You get the idea. Time to get off the wheel. On my days off I work on my business and catch up on the items I put aside during the week while also putting aside time to hike (I’m a nature junkie). But with work, I’ve gotten stagnant. My day job does not offer sick days, vacation time, or bennies.  So if I don’t go to work sick, I don’t bring in the extra cash to pay the bills. And there is also nothing left to learn at this job. Blah! I’m so good at what I do it’s become ultra boring. Yes, I’m that good. No, I’m not bragging. It is time for a change. Probably past time!

My son has been raised well and he’s a great kid. This was my main goal for the last 18 years. I come from a family of selfish alcoholics, but that’s another story. I did not want him to grow up like that! So now that he’s 18 it’s time for me again. I put in my two weeks notice. And that was scarier than I thought it would be. But I’m an author. I need to learn more about writing! I’ve taken classes on social media management, digital media management, and blogging and content writing. Now, I’m looking to learn about advertising and critical writing. Yes, I would like a job in this so I can have more knowledge and credibility points in this area. But seriously, if I could afford it, I’d be a full-time college student for the rest of my life. Along with being an author, of course. I can creative write all day-I think I need to start using the other side of my brain too. I’m also visiting colleges and checking out new degrees.
What brought about this massive change, besides just needing a change? I recently started receiving newsletters from numerologist.com. I enjoy reading my tarot cards and checking my horoscope. Yes, I’m one of those people. But this last election? Yow! For me, neither candidate was a good candidate. I wanted to see what was going on in the universe.
This is some of the information I got. *If I give you all of it, you’de be reading a very long blog post.*
“We are at the end of our 9-year universal cycle and will be beginning a new 9-year universal cycle. If you don’t want your old negative beliefs following you around for the next 9-years, it’s time to shed them.”
Of course, I’m working on shedding as much negative from my life as I can right now. I need more positive influence and feel like I’m surrounded by 75% negatives. It’s got to go. It’s a downer and not worth expending my extra energy to fight all of the time. Plus, we need more positive floating through the universe and that takes people putting it out there. Not only me, you too! There’s going to be a new, powerful universal shift, and I want to be on the right path when it starts:) Especially now!

“The bright and beautiful Supermoon has risen high in the sky under Taurus’ gentle and patient influence…

Illuminating the powerful manifesting portal between 11/11 and the end of our current 9-year cycle.

And while there are plenty of exciting opportunities and fresh starts to look forward to come the New Year, expect a healthy dose of unexpected obstacles and challenges…

Especially if you don’t wrap up this year the way the Universe intended you to.

Remember, 2016 is the year of letting go. 

If, come 2017, you’re still holding onto any habits, patterns or energies that are not serving your highest self, the transition could be a painful one for you. “

For me, the reading hit the nail on the proverbial head. I’ve known this for a while, just only worked on the small stuff. Now, it’s time to work on the bigger aspects of my life. So here’s to the future!

Where is your path taking you?

To celebrate my new path, I’m keeping Sterling on sale for $1.99 (only on Amazon) for a while longer! Cheers to the new year!


Prologue:Books in New Mexico

In the deep waters off the Florida Gulf Coast, the sands shifted with the winds and tides of time, scattering all that has floated down to rest on the bottom of the ocean.

Once will be again the waters sighed.

 

Montana Dayton thought she would be escaping her old life when she moved to Florida. Instead, her past has come back to haunt her. Her old scars are burning new flames. Killer, her dog, and best friend won’t have anything to do with her. She wakes up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and finds herself surrounded by priceless gems, but doesn’t remember where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from.

As if that isn’t too much to handle, Max has found her and insists they continue their relationship where they left off. But Montana has bigger concerns than dating Max. Besides she’s not sure if she can trust him. Where are the jewels coming from? Why can’t she remember?

Will Max be able to save her this time or will Montana be dragged under by a force that’s too big for even Max?


Sterling 1.99

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 Excerpt:

“You know I saw her,” Sam said cramming her mouth full of cookies.

“Saw who? And don’t talk with your mouth full.”

She guzzled her coke until her mouth was empty then cleared her throat. “Some redhead, looked like a ghost.” She shook her head and laughed. “You’re probably going to kick me out of your house after I tell you this, but I think it’s important.”

Jamie waited patiently while she organized her thoughts.

“I was hiding behind the bushes beside your house. Like I said before, I was drawn to this place.” She cleared her throat again.

“Anyway there I was trying to figure out how to get your attention, and where I could clean up before I did when this red headed girl started walking towards the wall.” She stopped and pointed to where the hidden room was.

“She was white as a sheet. My first thought was wow there are ghosts here. I almost laughed out loud giving myself away. I thought no she’s probably sick, or a druggy, or something, and then just like that she walked through the wall. I was in shock, but wanted to see if she would come back out, so I waited. A couple of minutes later she was back out of the wall with a huge necklace in her hand. I didn’t get a good look at the necklace. Anyway, I thought you should know.”

Jamie sat in silence, looking a little pale herself, staring at Sam.

“Okay, I probably shouldn’t have told you.” She sighed. “But could you, at least, send me to an insane asylum where I have a roof over my head and three meals?”


Reviews:

Set in Florida, “Sterling” continues the story of Montana Dayton, a strong-willed, gutsy heroine who enjoys a good adventure. Montana begins to wake up wearing elaborate, antique jewels and feeling exhausted every night until her friends step in to inquire deeper into her mysterious behavior. You’ll be surprised to find out who, or what, is causing Montana’s lapses in memory and newly acquired treasure!

Those who enjoy a good action/adventure will enjoy “Sterling.” The supernatural twist makes the story, even more, intriguing, keeping readers wanting more as the story unfolds. As the book comes to a close, you’ll anxiously be waiting for the next installment of Lynn Thompson’s Montana Dayton series.  April M. Brown


In Sterling, Lynn Thompson picks up where she left off in Blake.

Montana Dayton is the classic beauty with a strong will and resolve. But she has a few battle scars left over from the first book. Montana’s now in Florida spending time with her sister’s family on vacation. Max has followed her there. Sterling is another installment where Ms. Thompson serves up a paranormal situation aka a demon with plenty of spells and possession thrown in for good measure. As with Blake, you’ll want to put Sterling aside to eat or sleep but you won’t be able to do it because you want to rush to the exciting conclusion. Sterling wraps everything up in one nice, neat package. I can’t wait to see where Ms. Thompson takes Montana next. By Love Books


There’s a lot of excitement in this sequel and without having read the first one, I was caught up in the first few pages. There is a lot of sexual tension in Montana’s life with the requisite love triangle. The unexpected suspense comes with the paranormal element of demon possessed jewelry. Witches, spells, and an undead boyfriend trying to use Montana as a portal to return to life —  these will keep you flipping through the pages to see who will win Montana’s heart.

For those who love sarcasm, wit, and a feisty female protagonist, this is a great tale with a paranormal twist. By Mohadoha


Lynn Thompson does it again with Sterling.  Even though she picks up where she left off with “Blake”, it isn’t required reading to enjoy this book.  Montana is the perfect femme fatal  because she has both a strong will and determination while still maintaining feminine qualities.  Plus it doesn’t hurt that Ms. Thompson can take a paranormal situation and make it totally believable.  As with Blake, you’ll want to keep reading, especially because the unpredictable and awesome conclusion, wraps everything up in one nice, neat package. I can’t wait to see where Montana’s next adventure takes her. By Candy


By Film Critic on January 6, 2016

Format: Paperback

Received this for my daughter and she said it was pretty good. I reviewed for writing aspects and adventure and it hit the mark. Will now read to a group of students. Fun, exciting book.

Format: Kindle Edition

I really enjoyed this novel. I didn’t realize it was a part of a series, but now I really want to read the others.

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