Should Lily Put Off Her Wedding To Chrys

I was wondering what my readers think about Lily and Chrys getting married. Hannah, Lily’s mother is busy planning the wedding that the immortals want to see happen. Melpomene feels that their union could heal the feelings of mistrust between the House of Zeus and House of Phorcys. The two families have been on less than friendly terms for centuries. The matriarch of the Phorcys firmly believes that the House of Zeus ordered the death of her beloved daughter Medusa. Chrys is a descendant of Ceto and Phorcys and a direct descendant of Medusa.  Lily is a descendant of Zeus...

Book Reviews

  A comment, review or a critique is so very important to an author. They simply want to know if the reader enjoyed their book. Other readers want to know if the book is even worth opening. A review helps the author to decide if they have written something that is worth reading. Here are a few comments made by the readers of my first novel. They helped me make the decision to create a series and to give an ongoing life to my characters. It told me that these characters are really worth knowing and gave me incentive to...

Newsletter # 1

Newsletter #1 This is the first newsletter for those who subscribed to the author webpage. I will get one out to you about every six weeks. I would like feedback on the book. I would also like to offer to answer any questions about the book and the process I went through while writing it. I will be sending you “extras”. These extras will be in the way of either interviews of the characters in the series and their personal diaries. Did anyone notice that I have created a fan page for the series on Facebook? The series is named,...

Book Giveaway For “The Villa”

The Villa by Maureen Burton-Bukhari (Goodreads Author) Release date: Mar 10, 2016 Enter for a chance to win one of 2 giveaways, signed by the author. The Villa by Maureen Burton-Bukhari Opens for entries on June 01, 2016 Availability: 2 copies available Giveaway dates: Jun 01 – Jul 01, 2016 Countries available: US and CA Format: Print Book read on goodreads

An Interview with Arabella (update)

This interview is with Arabella, the head of all staff working  as a domestic employee in “The Villa”. Her family’s ancestors were the first to live in the sanctuary of Zeus family. They have continued through many generations to care for this home. The  complete updated interview will be sent to all subscribers in June 2016. Question: Hello Arabella, I am curious to know about the life of your ancestor, Hayghar. I understand, she was the first person outside of Zeus family to ever live at the Villa. How much do you know of the early years in her life here at the...

The List

A list of my favorite books of all time…so far. I was going to list only the top 10 but it was impossible, so I expanded the list to 11. These books are all special to me for thoughts and emotions they are able to summon while reading them. I put them in alphabetical order since there isn’t a clear favorite. Each one is worth a reading a second or even a third time. 1. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain 2. Alice In Wonderland – Lewis Carroll 3. Cry The Beloved Country – Alan Paton 4. Dracula –...

Beautiful Places

This summer we decided to spend our leisure time looking at the beautiful scenery surrounding Lake Superior. The lake itself is huge and a person could drive for days just to get from one end to the other. Places close to water are a big attraction for me simply because of the greenery. The varieties of evergreen and deciduous trees in the forests are a garden on their own. A place can be an old farm-site, an abandoned house or even a small rest stop along the highway. I noticed how a lot of perennial flowers such as lupines and...