Off the Hook a contest winner

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Top in fiction Southeast Book Show and Feathered Quill Book Award.  TO ORDER CLICK HERE

Two words define the emotional bookends of life: Fear and Love.

Laura McCauley, a thirty-three year old businesswoman successfully established her life in fashion design, opened a series of boutiques and then sold them for enough money to be comfortable for the remainder of her life. Yet, despite all the trappings of her success, Laura is driven by fear. Finding strength to leave a destructive relationship, Laura enters into a supernaturally driven journey to discover the beauty of life is found in loving herself.

Touched deeply by haunting dreams, Laura follows the advise of a mystical guide into an adventure leading to love, romance and an opportunity to truly discover her purpose in life. Along with her best friend Bobbi, a free-spirit woman who thrives on simply being alive, Laura enters into a world where high-powered underworld forces attempt to murder her. In this midst of this conflict, Laura finds new strength to live life without fear.

“Off the Hook,” a seventy thousand word novel, is a paranormal/romance/mystery that not only tells a story, but provides an insight concerning the dangers of unconscious living and how to turn these defeats into victory. Much like the novel “Eat, Pray, Love”, this story will both entertain and provide emotional insight for the reader.

Passion

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I was thinking about passion the other day and how important it is to life. Some people think passion is just some sex thing, but in reality it means: fervor, ardor, enthusiasm, eagerness, zeal, vigor, fire, energy, fervency, spirit, fanaticism.

Why is passion important? To me, without passion, life is a routine that becomes a place we get stuck. With passion, life is an adventure.

Bill Cosby, a great comedian and truly a thinking philosopher, once said,

 “Anyone can dabble, but once you’ve made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it’s very hard for people to stop you.”

One of my passions is writing. It is just something that makes my life an adventure. Ray Bradbury, a great writer, once said about writing,

“Love it. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”

What’s your passion? If we don’t have some reason to get up in the morning, then we will probably just stay in bed till we die.