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New Book Release! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO … How almost losing my life inspired me to start living it!

When the author was diagnosed with uterine cancer in December of 2015, she saw her life flash before her. So many things left unsaid, undone, and incomplete.

There was still so much this 51-year-old wanted to do but she had been putting them off until “someday” then she realized someday may never come, and the time to start living is now.

Disliking the term “bucket list” she began to write down what “I Have Always Wanted To … “ things she wanted to do with her life, places she wanted to see, people she wanted to meet, and she started doing them.

She also created a Facebook page with the same name to encourage others to do the same.

In this humorous and moving book, you will be inspired to live in the moment and begin to truly experience the life of your dreams!

Note: Lisa is now cancer free and is grateful to God every day.

RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Available now for Pre-Order on Amazon!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071DQ9CX1?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

 

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All eBooks just .99 Cents for December!

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Winter! It’s cold, snowy and icy here in Maryland but in my dreams, it’s 75 degrees with a tropical breeze. Ahhh, a girl can dream can’t I? 🙂

Well, this year certainly went by quickly and the new year is almost upon us and as a way to say thank you to all of my friends, fans and family, I want to present this special offer to you.

For the month of December only, all of my eBooks will be just .99 cents on Amazon!

Yep, that’s right, just .99 cents!

Since I write in different genres, there is something for everyone’s taste.

If you like Horror and Vampires (and who doesn’t) check out my very first book which is a haunting story of love and betrayal between a mortal and an undead.

PUNCTURE

PUNCTURE

PUNCTURE

http://www.amazon.com/Puncture-Lisa-V-Proulx-ebook/dp/B006CQBC62/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3

If you want to be inspired, check out a story of a dying mother’s advice to the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind.

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

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http://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Wont-Wait-Lisa-Proulx-ebook/dp/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386481550&sr=1-4

If you love Non-Fiction and want to read a haunting true story of growing up poor in Appalachia during the Depression, you’ll love

WEEDMONKEY

(an Amazon Best Seller)

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http://www.amazon.com/Weedmonkey-Lisa-V-Proulx-ebook/dp/B00DYWG898/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386481488&sr=1-1

How about a true life after death story that will not only shock you but will make you see dying in a whole new light. My latest release is

A TEMPORARY DEATH

(an Amazon Best Seller)

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http://www.amazon.com/Temporary-Death-Lisa-V-Proulx-ebook/dp/B00GG09YV4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386481407&sr=1-1&keywords=LISA+V.+PROULX

Or how about something to keep you warm on these cold winter nights. A HOT, erotic rock star romance that is sure to curl not only your hair but your toes as well. Written under my pen name, Veronica Moreau.

LICK AND A PROMISE~Diary of a Rock Star Groupie

USE LICK+AND+A+PROMISE+COVER WITH VERONICA UPDATED

http://www.amazon.com/Lick-Promise-Diary-Rock-Star-Groupie-ebook/dp/B00AYB0IN4/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1386480637&sr=1-2&keywords=veronica+moreau

These are just a few of my books to whet your appetite, I have eight books in all to choose from.

They can all be found on my Amazon page

http://www.amazon.com/Lisa-V.-Proulx/e/B005UFKO5Q/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_3?qid=1386619432&sr=1-3

So, thank you again for your continued love and support!

Have a great day and we’ll talk soon! Stay warm! 🙂

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“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

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FROM SELF~PUBLISHING TO AGENTED AUTHOR…AWESOME ARTICLE!!!

Hi Everyone!

Well, it was in the 60’s today here in Maryland, not bad for a January day! I took Kurgan and Harley out and played ball with them in the back yard. We had a blast!

I came across another cool article that I really enjoyed and I wanted to share it with you. It gave me a lot of hope as a self~published author and I hope it helps you too.

It’s called From “Self-Published Success to Agented Author.” Check it out!

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/from-self-published-success-to-agented-author?et_mid=531839&rid=3095933

I watched the movie “DEVIL”  last night which is about five people who get trapped in an elevator and soon discover, to their horror, that one of them is the devil! Ouch! It had some scary scenes that had me putting the covers over my eyes. Yes, yes, even though I write that stuff, I still get freaked out. If I don’t write it, I have no control over it! That’s why my characters don’t scare me, well sometimes they do but I tell them to cool it and they usually listen since they need me to tell their story! 🙂

AUTHOR INTERVIEW/GUEST BLOGS

February and March are totally filled now and I am looking for authors for April. Man, the year is going by so fast it seems. If you are interested, please see my contact info below.

MONTHLY CONTEST

It’s almost time to open up my monthly contest starting in February! Every month I will be giving away a FREE copy of one of my books, your choice.

The choices are (these will be repeated later)

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

A dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind.

When the author lost her mother in 2006, she could have been a better daughter. She tried to be the daughter that her mother wanted and needed at this time of sorrow but she didn’t know how to be that person.

In a collection of short pieces of advice, the author has put together words of comfort and wisdom that her Cherokee mother gave her over the years. She never knew at the time, that this advice would help her as she took care of a dying parent. It also served as a catalyst to help her regain her footing after a series of tragedies following her mother’s death, left her in a crippling, suicidal depression for three years.

A story of hope, inspiration and how a briar of a child became the flower that her mother always dreamed of…but died before she got a chance to see her bloom.

PUNCTURE

PUNCTURE

A hauntingly beautiful tale about vampire love and betrayal between a mortal and an undead.

Craving a taste for the dark side, Veronica gets more than she bargained for when she is seduced by Victor, an evil and dangerous vampire. His obsession with her runs her off the road to Heaven and soon she too will turn her back on righteousness.

Longing to be mortal again and trapped in the darkness of an immortal life, she struggles with knowing right from wrong, Heaven from Hell, and love from hate.

But when she discovers the truth about her dark prince, will it be too late? Will her new vampire friend help her destroy the only man she has ever loved? And why is he so willing to help her destroy him?

You will fall in love with the innocent Veronica and her search for love, feel her joy at rekindling an old flame and die with her as the love of her life becomes her murderer.

Victor is a charming but wicked vampire who could compel a corpse on the gallows to speak. We follow him as he preys on Veronica, senses her weakness and watch as he pounces on her and destroys her with just…one…puncture.

Every woman knows a man like Victor…

DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS

 

An abusive husband kills his wife then dies in prison and is sent to Hell. After making a deal with the devil, he must go through seven levels of Heaven to retrieve her and bring Satan back her soul. But the trip up to Heaven is not so easy for this murderer who is entangled in a business arrangement with the devil. The agreement involves two road maps, one to Heaven and one back down to Hell, bribing angels, being conned by demons, facing karmic debt and searching his way through a paradise where he is not welcome to find his dead wife and ruin her peaceful eternity.

BENEATH THE BATTLEFIELD

 

 A civil war ghost story about a young soldier describing the horrors of war in letters to his mother back home. After fighting in the battle of Antietam, his life is forever changed and he becomes frightened by the changes around him.

KING OF SHADOWS

 

A dark and wispy tale of an angry and vicious man who is hell bent on raising his wayward son even though the man committed suicide and is no longer an earthly being but a demon hidden behind a veil of shadows.

Darien and Lucinda’s son died as an infant. The baby, whose soul was pure, rejected his evil father and his violent ways.

After enduring years of abuse, Lucinda has had enough. After she leaves Darien, she finds him dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Nine months later she gives birth to another son, a son born of evil and ready and willing to be the child that Darien has longed for.

What follows is a hellish nightmare with a demonic son whose guidance from a long dead father he never knew, makes Lucinda’s life a living hell. A father who committed suicide and now a nobody, a lost soul, hidden behind a veil of shadows.

 

~Contact Me~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find
out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?store=NOOKSTORE&keyword=lisa+v.+proulx

Smashwords Author Profile
http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Follow my blog:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.”
– Dr. Joyce Brothers

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MEET THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT…

Hi again!

Well, it’s still cold out there and I am wearing two coats in the house. Crazy huh? But that is farm living in an old Victorian home!  I love it here though and wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂

I wanted to introduce you to the inspiration behind my new book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, my mother Victoria.

This book was written after I lost my mom to cancer in 2006. It is a tribute to her and is very dear to my heart.

I hope those of you who knew her and those who have only heard me speak of her, will enjoy reading this book.

Her favorite saying was, “The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work”…I got a lot of comfort from Ma’s advice over the years and I hope you find comfort here as well. 🙂

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

A dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind. When the author lost her mother in 2006, she could have been a better daughter. She tried to be the daughter that her mother wanted and needed at this time of sorrow but she didn’t know how to be that person.
 
In a collection of short pieces of advice, the author has put together words of comfort and wisdom that her Cherokee mother gave her over the years.
 
She never knew at the time, that this advice would help her as she took care of a dying parent. It also served as a catalyst to help her regain her footing after a series of tragedies following her mother’s death, left her in a crippling, suicidal depression for three years.
 
A story of hope, inspiration and how a briar of a child became the flower that her mother always dreamed of…but died before she got a chance to see her bloom.

Now available in eBook on Amazon.com for only $1.99! http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326985856&sr=1-6

If you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay! You can go to my author profile and download it right onto your computer for the same price!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/124487

Don’t forget my other books too, they might get lonely! My vampire novel, PUNCTURE is still only $2.99 and my other horror novels, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, BENEATH THE BATTLEFIELD and KING OF SHADOWS can be purchased for only .99 cents each. Wow! What a deal! :

If you are sweet enough to buy one, could you please be a doll and leave me a review! Thanks! 🙂

~Contact Me~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being interviewed and being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find
out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Thank you all for your continued love and support! It means so much to me! 🙂

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“A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.”
– Alexandre Dumas

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NEW RELEASE!!! “THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT”

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share with you that my latest book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, was released yesterday!

This book is a tribute to my mother Victoria who passed away in 2006.

100% of the proceeds go to Kurgan’s Fund, to help my 13 year old pure bred Rottweiler who has cancer. All I do, I do for him!

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

A dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind.

When the author lost her mother in 2006, she could have been a better daughter. She tried to be the daughter that her mother wanted and needed at this time of sorrow but she didn’t know how to be that person.

In a collection of short pieces of advice, the author has put together words of comfort and wisdom that her Cherokee mother gave her over the years. She never knew at the time, that this advice would help her as she took care of a dying parent. It also served as a catalyst to help her regain her footing after a series of tragedies following her mother’s death, left her in a crippling, suicidal depression for three years.

A story of hope, inspiration and how a briar of a child became the flower that her mother always dreamed of…but died before she got a chance to see her bloom.

Now available in eBook on Amazon.com for only $1.99!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326985856&sr=1-6

If you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay! You can go to my author profile and download it right onto your computer for the same price!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/124487

Thank you all for your continued love and support! It means so much to me! 🙂

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UPCOMING RELEASE!!! “The Rainbow Won’t Wait”

Hi again,

Wow, two blog posts in one day! I must be getting the hang of this blog thing! I didn’t even know what a Blog was until last year! Yeah, yeah, I’m a little behind the times but so what! I am a laid back 70’s chick who is not computer savvy but at least I can type and spell! 🙂

As you know, I write horror novels. Plain and simple scare the poop out of you horror novels. I try not to be too graphic and keep the genre clean with tales that may remind you of Alfred Hitchcock or The Twilight Zone. Others delve into the supernatural and are full of vampires and witches. Hey, they say to write what you know!

But you may not know that I also write other types of stories such as inspirational, memoir and even comedy. But the book I have coming out next is a story that I wrote about my mom after she passed away in 2006.

My mom Victoria was a wonderful and beautiful woman. As a Cherokee Indian, she was full of advice, quotes and little sayings that I grew up hearing but never really appreciating until her passing.

She had a favorite quote that she used on everything such as her email signature. I even had it printed on her memory cards at her memorial service.

“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work”

What this means simply is the work will wait, enjoy life, it’s later than you think!

My upcoming book, “The Rainbow Won’t Wait” is a collection of advice from a dying mother to her obstinate daughter who she was leaving behind.

I could have been a better daughter but only had what I had to work with…me.

Although a good person, I was very difficult for my mother. I was an arrogant French kid who grew up mainly raised by my father, a charming French Canadian, and we had a bond that was unbreakable.

I loved my mother dearly but she was closer to my brother in many respects due to his childhood illness that left him terminally ill at one point in his young life.

When my father died in 1986, I felt lost. I felt as though he had left me with two people, my mother and my brother, who were almost strangers to me. They had the bond that Daddy and I had, but now he was gone and I felt isolated from them. Although my mother never, ever made me feel that way. It was something that I owned.

She loved me in spite of the fact that I was a faulty human and a “devilish” child as she would say. Her Indian name for me was “Running Mouth” and I was a hyper child who never sat still for a moment.

Taking care of her for three months as she lay dying, I listened to her for the first time in my life. I heard every breath she took, knowing that one of those breaths would be her last.

I didn’t know how to take care of a dying mother. I was scared to death of losing her and when I heard the Big “C” word, I began to mourn her at that very moment. Although I was an adult when she passed, I was still a smart ass, frightened little brat who didn’t have a clue what life was all about.

It took her death to teach me.

I tell the story of taking care of her, challenging her, even in her last months, and wanting to be the daughter that she needed me to be but not knowing how to be that person.

I talk about how her death changed me and how the hell that I was dragged into after her death plunged me into a three year crippling, suicidal depression. One by one, I had deaths and tragedies befall me until I was broken, scared and alone. But in that break, my own soul death, I rose again…a better person.

There are also funny moments between us as mother and daughter. Tender moments that I will treasure for eternity and silly things that she said under the influence of Morphine. She couldn’t tell a joke to save her soul but she would say some of the funniest things. I loved her so much!

I feel now, six years after her passing, I am the woman that she wanted me to be. I hope she can look down on me from Heaven and see how I have changed and as she said, “living up to my potential and making a difference in the world and not just taking up space in it.”

Hopefully this book will inspire others and help to guide you through a difficult time. I also hope that the words of comfort from my mother will help you as well. I feel they are wise words and I want to share them with you. I want to heal others not hurt them.

The book is written in short chapters of advice that she gave me as a child and how those words of comfort came back to hug me as an adult dealing with the death of a parent.

There is also information in the book about her rare type of cancer and the early warning signs that everyone should look out for, no matter your age.

I am looking for a March release since her birthday would have been March 17, the day before mine!

The book cover will be released this week!

Thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

Early reviews for Rainbow:

“Lisa tells a brutally honest and poignant story about a mother and daughter dealing with the difficult task of caring for a dying parent. The words of comfort in The Rainbow Won’t Wait actually helped me deal with my own mother’s recent passing.” Brenda J., teacher and avid book lover

“I loved this book and it actually made me cry! I know Lisa personally and have been witness to the remarkable transformation she has undergone since her mother’s death. She has overcome incredible obstacles, ones that I don’t think I could have, but she came through it all like the champ she is. Thank you for sharing this story with the world.”  Barbara H., writer

“Brutally honest, this is a powerful piece of work! A guide to help anyone through the dark corners of life. Good job Lisa!” Rosemary A., reader

“Vicki (her mom) would be so proud of her!” Anne W., antique dealer and avid book lover

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“THE PATH OF DEATH” (short story) PUBLISHED IN THE BAREFOOT REVIEW MAGAZINE!

Hey everyone! I still have the Plague! Well, it feels like it anyway! I used to never get sick, I was immortal! Now it seems that every little bug that flies by lands on me and makes me sick!

But I was able to crawl off my couch and drag myself into my library and reach my computer and in my dying breath, write this post. See what a good hostess I am to my fans!

But anyhoo, I wanted to share some good news with you my friends!

Back in 2006, my beloved mother Victoria got diagnosed with cancer and gievn three months to live. As her caretaker, this took quite a toll on me and our family.

As a writer, I needed to express myself in such a way that I wanted to convey what I thought she might be feeling as she lay there waiting to die.

I wrote a short piece called, “THE PATH OF DEATH”, and it was recently published in an online magazine, The Barefoot Review.

Please check it out! 🙂

http://www.barefootreview.org/progress.html#lisa_v_proulx

Reviews for “THE PATH OF DEATH”

Stephen T. DeFreytas wrote:
“Lisa- That was sadly beautiful. Brings back memories of when my Mother too, was dying of that awful disease. But you’ve put into words, a perspective that only those who “have been there” can really appreciate.”
 
Julie Maynard, editor of The Brunswick Citizen wrote:
“A powerful piece.”
 
Sam Thurber wrote:  
    “After reading “The Path of Death” I was floored! I don’t know how you were able to sit there as this was taking place and be able to write!  I know your mother gave you the “strength gene”, cause you had to be pretty strong. 
    I knew your mother and thought of her as a strong, loving, wonderful friend to me and as I was reading the words, it brought me to tears.  I know she knew that her beloved daughter loved her very much…and it shows in your writing how much you loved and adored your mother!
    Your writing is amazing!  The way you paid attention to all of the details of her “path” was amazing!  It made me think of all the families that have to deal with this every day and how this could be the “paths” of many, whether it be cancer, or a number of other chronic illnesses.  It helps me realize how much more we take for granted…I think it’s a powerful piece of work that should be in the homes of everyone!  I think the Cancer Society or others could use it…they could have someone read it and set a video to it, they could get someone like Maya Angelou to read it (I was reading it kinda like she would) or other ways to help ease the pain of so many and to help educate those that don’t have any idea what is about to happen with their loved ones.”  

Patty Gillum Peck wrote:

“Wow, I see people dying from this dreaded, evil disease all the time, you have truly captured true feelings, so nice for you to write this. I am so glad it got printed.”

 Phyllis Burral-Lopez wrote:

“This makes me think of how my mother must have felt…I just lost her in July of this year!!”
 

 Jessica James, award winning author of  “Shades of Gray, A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia” wrote:

“This is an awesome piece!  It’s very heartfelt!”

 

 
 

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