To My Heart Preview

5Very, very soon To My Heart will be out for all to read.  I decided to do a little preview post of a couple of poems.

With my first four books Eyes to Heaven, Secrets of the Heart, Lifting My Hands to Heaven and To Love Unknown I have had people say that they don’t really read as poems.  Now I don’t know if they meant that to be a good thing or not.  Ultimately I’m okay with that.

I can’t say that I’m the best writer.  I will always have something to improve on.  But I like when authors break some rules and go outside the box.

I had someone say that some read as letters once.  I think that works.  I see my poems as thoughts expressed to someone.  That is what you do in a letter, right?  So, for me that works.

Now for a preview:

To My Heart

To always being here

To always being able to see through me


To bringing comfort

To bringing light through the darkness


To the happiness

To the joy through the heartache


To the love

To my heart


For always being a part of me (more…)

Summer at Paradise Ranch Tour Stop

tn3Book Synopsis:

From R. Barri Flowers, author of the bestselling teen novels, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, TEEN GHOST AT DEAD LAKE, and OUT FOR BLOOD, come the start of an exciting new young adult adventure series, SUMMER AT PARADISE RANCH.

Four months shy of turning sixteen, Lexi Montoya was still trying to come to terms with her parents’ divorce and her mom’s remarriage to a man she met online, relocating to Maui, Hawaii.

Choosing to remain with her dad in Seattle, Lexi had planned to spend her first summer since the divorce hanging out with her boyfriend, Matt, and best friend, Robin. But her dad had other plans, insisting she spend the summer visiting her mom and stepdad at his ranch called Paradise Ranch in Wailuku, in west Maui.

Lexi went there with an attitude. Then she meets a cute Hawaiian guy named Mitsuo, is thrown into a love triangle, become friends with a teen girl living on a ranch next door, April; rides her first horse– an Arabian mare named Poppy– learns to hula dance and surf, and finds herself embroiled in a dangerous rescue mission when Poppy and another horse named Casper go missing from her stepfather’s ranch.

By the time her tropical summer adventure comes to an end, Lexi hates to leave Maui and say goodbye to Mitsuo. But can she stay when Matt is waiting for her back at home to pick up where they left off? Or will he lose her to a summer romance? (more…)

Happy Book Birthday!

2Today a new book from Laura L. Smith is coming out. It is the third book in her Status Updates series and it is called It’s Addicting. If you haven’t read the first two in the series or anything by her for that matter then you are really missing out.

Description: Obsessing over status, grades, exercise or a boyfriend could never become an addiction…could it?

This third installment of the Status Updates series finds four college sophomore roommates finally getting comfy with the routines of dorm life. But Kat, Claire, Palmer, and Hannah soon begin to feel the nagging ache of innocent little addictions pulling them away from their true selves. Hang out with these four roomies to see if they can—or even want to—ditch these sneaky little hang-ups before they take over their lives.

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To My Heart Cover Reveal

To celebrate edit time I thought it would be a good time to share the cover.  Laura from the book cover machine did this cover.  It makes me happy each time I look at it.

Description: We tend to build walls around our hearts too afraid to let ourselves be too vulnerable. But it is in those moments that we open up that we can let love in. But breaking down the wall and loving who we are we can love another.

To My Heart, I show you love so you can give love to another. You my dear are capable to love another. My heart I start to break down the wall so you can the world anew. See it as a place to grow and love and not as a place of brokenness and brutality.