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NEW BOOK RELEASE! WEEDMONKEY

I have some very special news to share with you!

When I was a little girl, my Mom wanted to be a writer. She wrote short stories, they were often about local history, and some were actually ghost stories. Her favorite TV show was The Twilight Zone.

She also began writing a book about her childhood growing up during the Depression. She was forced to live in coal mining camps in Appalachia where she was subjected to child molestation, the KKK, murder, homelessness, starvation and ridicule for being the daughter of the town whore.

My whole life, I have heard about this book and would see her at her typewriter with her carbon paper typing away. I would see her jot down notes and go through old photos and I would see her cry at remembering the pain.

For fear of scorn from her family, most of whom were still living, she decided not to write anymore on the book. I knew this troubled her deeply.

In 2005, she decided to put her thoughts into words and we began a series of interviews that lasted for about a year. We hoped this would keep her story intact and she could finish it one day.

Then she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given three months to live.

On her deathbed in 2006, she asked me to finish writing it for her. I lovingly said yes.

After her death and with her heavenly guidance, I found her notes and her interviews.

The book, WEEDMONKEY, is now out in paperback and on Kindle.

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http://www.amazon.com/Weedmonkey-Lisa-V-Proulx/dp/1490912924/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374086579&sr=1-1&keywords=lisa+v.+proulx

I am so very happy to share this news with you. I only wish my mom were here to share it as well!

I am available for interviews and reviews!

Thanks for you continued love and support!!!

Lisa

 

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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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REVIEW FOR THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT!!! NEW!!!

Good afternoon friends!

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. It is not too bad here in Maryland. It kinda feels like Spring and I am confident that warmer weather will be here eventually! I hope!!! 🙂

Just wanted to share a new review with you that I got for my latest book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT. It is from a woman who recently lost her mother and was inspired by my book. Her words meant a great deal to me.

Here is her very kind review:

From Phyllis L. “Your book has helped me understand some of the things that were going on with my Mother. My Mom also wrote a grocery list at different times, woke up in the night and wanted to get up and get her coffee. It gave me good memories ad reminded me of things I love about my mother. She, like your mother is now enjoying Heaven and this book just made me feel good. So you are helping me though my grieving process. Love, love, love it! Thank you! “

Thank you Phyllis! Your words brought tears to my eyes! 🙂

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.

It may sound corny to some people but it is important for me to make a difference in this world and not just take up space within it. I want to help others and heal them with my words, if possible, and leave a positive imprint on everyone I meet.

The Inspiration Behind THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT…my beautiful mother VICTORIA

March 17, 1929~April 30, 2006

~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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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.”
– Marie Curie

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AUTHORS NEEDED FOR MARCH BLOG!!!

Good evening everyone!

Well, usually I blog during the day but I got busy doing housework, mopping, sweeping, dusting, doing laundry…hey look at me, I’m Cinderella! 🙂 Seriously, I love my beautiful home and my beautiful family so I don’t mind the work at all.

I have received A LOT of positive feedback and response on my CALL FOR AUTHORS for my February blog interview swap! Thank you to everyone who responded!

I have several awesome authors lined up for next month and one will be doing a guest blog! I am learning more about guest blogging and I may be trying it here soon. What do you think?

So, I am putting the call out for March and beyond! If you missed the original blog (you naughty biscuit) what I am doing is an interview swap. I interview you and you interview me. How hard is that? 🙂

As writers/authors we all need exposure and need to get our name in front of everyone, the world, the Universe! So, I thought if we can all stick together and help one another out with interviews and guests blogs, well then by golly let’s do it!

So put on your thinking caps and email me and let’s get you scheduled for March!!!

Also, I want to thank everyone who has been following my blog. I don’t know how to thank you or respond to your follows on here (is there a button)! Duh! I am still trying to figure it all out but I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! 🙂

Don’t forget to check out my latest book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT!

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

~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!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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“Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.”
– Sarah Bernhardt

 

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WEIGHT WATCHERS UPDATE!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Happy Monday everyone! Is that legal to say? 🙂

Well, I barely made it out of my driveway this morning thanks to a sheet of ice that was covering my long, country lane. After some fancy foot work and expert car maneuvers, I was able to get a grip on it and get on my merry way.

Where was I going you might ask? Well, every Monday I go to Weight Watchers and have been going for the last two years!

In my first year, I lost 52 pounds! I was on cloud nine and only a few pounds away from my goal. But like most of us, I am an emotional eater and my baby (pure bred male Rottweiler) Kurgan got diagnosed with cancer and I started eating again! But, the good news is, I only gained about 15 pounds back and I am on the track to losing that too!

This morning at weigh in, I was down another 2.8 pounds! It feels great to be a loser! 🙂

It also feels great to be met with a challange or a hurdle in our way and face it head on and overcome it. That kind of road block is what I talk about in my new book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, now out on Amazon.com.

I had always been thin and as I got older, life threw me a curve ball back in 1998 when I was told I was pregnant with twin boys! I was overjoyed more than ever since I had been told I would never be able to have children.

Well, that dream died about four months later when I miscarried both boys, a week apart. I was beyond crushed and devastated and I packed on 70 pounds!

It was not until about four months later that a little black and brown bear of a Rottweiler came into my life. He was only 10 weeks old but I fell in love at first sight. Today, at almost 14 years old, Kurgan is the love of my life!

Get this…he was born on October 18, 1998…the night I lost my second twin son!

I give credit and thanks to Kurgan for keeping me alive during that time and in another dark time in my life, losing my mother to cancer back in 2006. As you will see in THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, one tragedy after another fell on me after her death and I didn’t think, nor did I want to survive.

But it was the love of a puppy who was now a grown boy who brought me back from the brink of death and saved me once again.

I don’t know what I am going to do one day when he has to leave me, I cry just thinking about it. But with the love and support of my wonderful family, I will get through it.

So, you see, whether it’s trying to lose weight, struggling with a miscarriage or another type of death, we are all entitled to hit our lowest points in our life. But we are also stronger than we think we are and we are survivors.

I hope you enjoy reading THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, and you find comfort there 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

~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, being interviewed by 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!

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

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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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“I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
– Pablo Picasso

 

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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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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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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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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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