My 1st Novel – DONE!

I took a little hiatus this summer from my blog.  The main reason was to finish and polish my first novel and enjoy the summer with the family.  I’m happy to report, the novel ‘Magick’ is being published Sept 16, 2016, and is available for pre-order now.

Yahoo! MAGICK is here.

It’s been such an experience and an exciting time for me so far, although I tend to dread the marketing piece of being an indie author, none the less, I’m jumping on the train.  It’s also providing the momentum of writing the 2nd book – I ended up with a series on my hands!

I write under the pen name, Mira Monroe.  A story for another time as to why…  It’s a YA (Young Adult) fantasy novel for ages 14 and up.  If you enjoy a fun adventure check out it out.

Avg. 4-star reviews on Goodreads thus far in ARCs; as one reviewer said:

…I love a good ending and usually, I either remove or add one star to my final rating because of it. It was very tensed, full of action and magick and it all went really well. I was really excited at the end and this fact speaks for itself… – Reviewer

Well worth checking out this new author Mira Monroe!! I was lucky to get an advanced readers copy, but it comes out soon. Magick sets up a delightful maze of alternative realms. It’s ingenious. And just when you are truly frustrated (but in a good way like on the edge of your seat) the story unfolds beautifully. I’d almost describe it as a psychological mind teaser with alternate planes and realms set in the current day and with an almost fairy tale style… – Author of First Born, Janelle Gabay

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MAGICK

Willow and her best friends, Emily and Lucy, are making plans for a great senior year and daydreaming about life away from sleepy Chepstow, Massachusetts. Willow tries for a life under the radar, where her biggest adventure is dating Daniel – voted best all-around guy. Her life is perfect, until a long-lost grandmother reveals that not only does she come from a long line of Wiccans, but she’s also part of the royal family – and next in line for the crown! Not everyone is happy to discover this outsider is about to take the throne, and Willow’s life is in danger – along with those around her. Willow’s world is turning upside-down, as a new realm invades, complete with rogue Guardians and a handsome warrior who’s sworn to stand by her side. Rhydian knows everything she doesn’t, and Willow must learn to use her magick to uncover the dark secrets about her family’s past in order to save the Edayri realm and everyone she’s ever loved before it’s too late.

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Pre-order and join my author page – Mira Monroe that’s where you’ll get the scoop and stay in the inner circle.

Thanks to all my fellow writing peeps for the support over the last 9-12 months.  It’s a fantastic community of support and I love it.  Cheers to a great weekend!

2015 Tenacity of Desire Mapping

Every January the big question is what are your resolutions for the year.  I became a fan girl of Danielle LaPorte’s when I read her book, The Desire Map, a guide to creating goals with soul.

Me FanGirl-ing Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map - July 2014
Me FanGirl-ing Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map – July 2014

Basically what is does is allows you to figure out how you want to feel, for what you want to accomplish.  Those two can be one in the same in some instances.  However, most likely they are not, and this primarily is why we may be let down when we drive desires by tasks versus feelings and emotions.

For example many people will have a goal to exercise to lose weight, some will stay the course but most will fail.  What do you want from exercising or losing weight? Not just better health – put a feeling to it.  For example I want to feel vibrant and sexy that’s the desire, and you may want to do several things to get there, but the pressure of task is flowing, it might be exercising, it might be buying a new dress, it might be monthly pedicures the desire will evolve over the year it adjusts.  I won’t steal Danielle’s thunder on this, certainly check out her book and website – totally worth it.

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My desire mapping is the tenacity I will open wide to what I want, without judgement.  I will create the life I love and share it to make a difference for others.

I hope your tenacity for goals, mapping or resolutions gives you joy this year, even amongst the trying and hard times.  Never be fooled it will all be roses, otherwise how do we grow?

Cheers to you for a great 2015,

Cassie

 

Disclosure: I have no association or affiliation under contract indirect or directly with Danielle LaPorte or the book The Desire Map.  As stated above, only a fan girl and when I find something great – heck yea, I’m sharing it for others!

The Anti-Resolution – Goal Smole

The New Year is upon us and the usual statements of resolution, goals and missions are running amuck.  These are all various pleas for change or improvement at their basis.  It’s a proclamation of what you will do over the next year otherwise your deemed a failure.  Admittedly I’ve done this every new year, even made/ate the “lucky” black eyed ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????peas for years in order to put luck on my side.  No offense to black eyed pea, but they are not my favorite food by a long shot!  It’s a new year and I say screw it, let’s liven it up a bit without the annual “to do” list and “lucky” food.

Anyone’s knees starting to shake?  Breathing is becoming shallow?  Am I making you nervous?

Good.  Let’s start this by saying what we are not going to do:

  • I will not beat myself up for tasks I don’t get completed in a specified timeline.
  • I will eat that last piece of cake and not think about the calories nor the impact to my thighs.
  • I will not make an exercise plan for the year, only to be pissed off in 3 weeks from now.
  • I will not let other ideas of what I should or shouldn’t be doing rule my every day – screw em.
  • Last but not least, to hell with my inner critic you need a timeout – for like a year!

Wow, I’m already feel the relief of just letting it go.  How about you, spark any interest of what your NOT going to do this year?  If so share it with me below in the comments I want to hear from you!

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“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” – Henry Moore