Monday, February 24, 2014

There is a RUMOR!

Gasp! Never in a million years would I think about spreading a rumor so delightful, so amazing, so exciting... okay yeah, I wasn't buying that either. To heck with it! I am soooo spreading this rumor!  Well, because it's not really a rumor, it's real! Yup.... We are giving away a FREE Kindle... See... now you want to spread a rumor around too, huh! It's not just me!

Seriously, this is awesome! Do you see all the exclamation marks I am using? I am that excited! <---
You know you want to enter, well, you want to win, but you have to enter to win... This is your chance to win a custom Mark of the Dragon kindle. But, it's not just that, there are custom flash drives, coffee/cocoa mugs, pens... ugh.... it's gonna be awesome!

So, here's the skinny on the book, Mark of the Dragon. It is the first book in the Mysts of Santerrian Series that I co-write with my dad, Bill Morgan. Don't give me that look, you know deep down you are a dragon rider... Dragons are freaking awesome! 
<--- Look at him! Isn't he cute!
Yeah, they all start off that way. Then they get big enough to ride! So, like I was saying, this awesome dragon book is the first in the series and there are a couple characters you'll love, and some you'll love to hate.
The dragons are my favorite.
Let me put it in simple words:
Dragons. War. Love. Humor. Fighting. And of course, bonding with dragons... wait I already said dragons. Oh well, they rock.

You want the long version? Fine... but mine was funner.

Mark of the Dragon
The old stories of the first dragon riders are forgotten and lost, but the excitement remains.
Andra has waited her entire life for the moment when the orb would call her name, but that is only the beginning. Entering the Vetaunex is dangerous, even for the most courageous man.  It’s a land where the wild dragons soar through the sky and the only way out is to become a rider—or die.  Even when the Aquastrian leader wants her dead, she fights back. 
Between two countries, allies are hard to find, and enemies are everywhere. 
Liam takes the journey to the Vetaunex, leaving behind the only family he has left on a chance to change their way of life. Becoming a dragon rider is more than a title to him, it’s a way to stop the war and save lives. Meeting Andra along the way, he has to decide what must come first; his dragon, or helping the daughter of the rival country’s leader.  In the end, Liam fights to help her and kills to protect her, but will it be enough to get them both to their dragons before it's too late?

Okay, you might have been right, that version rocked too! (Especially that last line)

Now, on to the Giveaway!

(You can find links to Mark of the Dragon under the rafflecopter!)

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

No Bullies Allowed

Remember as a child that one one phrase you'd hear when getting too close to the boys' makeshift clubhouse? No Girls Allowed! Then you'd stop off with your arms folded and yell over your shoulder to the cooty-ridden stinky boys, who probably had toads in their pockets anyway, "No one wants to be in your stupid club. I'll start my own!"
Awww... Memory Lane. Those were the days. But, sadly those days remain in the past and there is a new phrase that NEEDS to be heard: No Bullies Allowed!
This is something that has effected many kids, and even adults. Bullies can make the person being bullied believe they are worthless, unloved, not wanted, ect... and this is something that needs to stop. It is something I am trying to help one of my own kids through as he comes home daily feeling defeated because of one bully who has made it his life's goal to ruin every ounce of happiness in my son.
What is this post going to do for him? Maybe nothing. Maybe a lot. But, maybe it is just me needing to vent. My heart is broken and the stress is rising, and since I am making this blog about all things, I think this is something that needs to be here.
So many kids don't tell an adult about what is going on because they are afraid. "You told your mom, now you're gonna pay!" the bully says as soon as he gets detention. To a ten year old, those words can scare you away from telling anyone anything. They don't know what "you're gonna pay" means, but they know it's bad. And, let's face it, whatever they are already going through is hard enough, you're gonna pay just means it's about to get harder.
While I can't teach that other kid manners, or any other bully, although I want to.... badly.... I can talk to my kids. My son knows he can come to me and we WILL work together to help him. And, while it might seem scary, or you might think it's not needed; if you even suspect your child is being bullied, talk to them. If you know your child is being bullied let them know you love them, let them know they are worthy, let them know they are smart, let them know that all the cruel words the bully uses to make them feel defeated are just that: words. And, that those words are not true. Most of all, talk to them and let them know that taking their lives is not an answer and make sure they know they can come to you without judgement at any time, day or night, and if they are feeling that upset, to let you know so you can help them. We talk to our kids about drugs, about guns, about how not to talk to strangers... I think it's time to talk to our kids about bullies, too. Also, as a mom of a kid who is being bullied, I beg of you, if you are a parent of a bully... let them know how their actions and words are hurting other kids. Not just making them cry, but really hurting them. Please, help stop it.
I guess what I am trying to convey, is talk to your kids. Always. Never stop talking to them. 

I am not a medical or psychological professional, only a mom who understands the need to make her child feel loved. 
And, anything said here is only an opinion. <--- have to tell you this to cover my butt.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

In The Beginning... And The Voices Said...

I am blogging... again... I say again because I had a blog once upon a time ago, but stopped because it was so freaking hard to keep up with and I would run out of ideas (and for those of you who know me, that is hard to for me to do).
So, I was thinking and the voices started thinking (no they aren't real voices... but, shhhh don't tell them that!) and I came to the conclusion that I'm not going to blog about me.
I'm not going to blog just about my books, or my writing, or whatever.... I am going to blog about it all! Everything that I find interesting, yeah, it's gonna be on here. I might find a great easy dinner recipe, or a new craft, or a new book from one of the awesome authors who I meet along the way. I will blog about whatever. So if you're into that new, sporadic, exciting, winging it, kind of stuff, then follow me. But, if you're looking for a blog that only blogs about one thing, this might no be your cup of tea. Heck, this is a new journey for me as well.

So, a little bit about me....
My name is Misty, and I am a writer. Not just any writer, oh no, a Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance writer. Yes, an author of fabulous novels. And no, my vampires don't sparkle, but what a unique idea! I write under my initials: M.R. Polish.
I also write Christian Fiction under a pen name: Rose Morgan. I am a wife to a supportive husband, and a mom to four amazing kiddos whose names are: Kiddo #1, #2, #3, & #4... sometimes also known as the monsters or creatures... depending on how many legos I've stepped on ;) I love crafts (Mostly crocheting), cooking (when I have time), reading, writing(duh), and Pinterest. I love that darn site! Ugh! So addicting! I am not a sport kind of girl, not unless reading is a sport. I like watching figure skating, but you'll never catch me in a pair of skates. And most of the things I love, like those mentioned above, will most likely be what is blogged about, so now you have a fair warning. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say books will be a HUGE thing.... But, like the blog title says.... I hear voices and I will blog what they say! Hahahahaaha