M-O-T-I-V-A-T-I-O-N: day 50

I did not realize I had gone so long without writing anything, but I guess it goes hand in hand with my title today. Motivation, and mine had waned. The want, the desire to be healthy was still there, beating inside me like a living thing, but my mind, the control center, had become bored. Of everything. I was tired of having the same meal for lunch at work, my salad and baked potato were so meh when everyone else at work was feasting on pizza, or bar-b-que, or, God help me, Taco Tuesday. The heavens aromas wafting through the office made my healthy lunch pale in comparison. And the walking. The eternal walking, walking, walking to nowhere were leeching the remaining spirit from my soul. What was the point of walking if there is no destination?!

It took me a good ten days of floundering around, wallowing in myself, to remember that there is, in fact, a destination, and that destination is a healthier version (and if I happen to be more lean and toned? Bonus!) of myself. And my immediate goal destination is May 18, 2018: my son’s graduation from college. To not be a disappointment to my kids when they look at me, all too much of me, huffing and puffing to keep up with them, and to make them, and myself, proud.

After a mental slap, and a discussion with both the motivation and the desire to succeed, I am back at full throttle. I may still walk to nowhere for now, but I can enjoy the time getting lost in an audio book. I can try and enjoy flavors on those healthier food choices. And, if my food budget allows and I have taken my walk to nowhere, I can enjoy a bit of Taco Tuesday without beating myself up, or giving up.

T minus 89 days and counting down. It’s doable, one step, one meal, one day at a time.

It’s so revealing! A Cover Revealed

Images Eternal is the first book in The Shoalman Chronicles by Toni Decker. It will be available for purchase September 15th.

The Blurb:

The blood of a Guardian, the heart of an artist, no one can hide the truth from Amanda Hayworth. Focusing her visions through her camera lens, she reveals secrets no one plans to expose, even her own. To protect herself, Mandy hides her ability in plain sight, photographing local bands and showcasing the dramatic images on her website. Most bands beg for a feature article. But the new lead singer of one particular up and coming band isn’t like anyone she’s ever met. Lucien entangles her with his mystery and makes Mandy want things she’s never wanted before -strings.

Lucien Slovak has to impress an influential music blogger whose promotion could skyrocket his new band to stardom or flush them straight into the gutters. But the moment Mandy aims her camera in his direction, he fears the images will expose his ties to the immortal he’s sworn to protect and destroy his one chance to live out his musical dream.  Hiding from her camera is tough enough. Denying his growing feelings becomes an impossible feat, forcing Lucien to choose between his oaths as a Guardian, his rock-star dreams, and the girl he wants.

Secrets define them. Lucien’s bind him to silence; Mandy’s bring her nothing but pain and disappointment. Only when they focus on what’s behind the images can they embrace their secrets for what they are – truth.

Look for it where ebooks are sold on September 15.

Without further ado,  HERE IT IS!!!

 KIRA COVER

 

Did I mention that Images Eternal by Toni Decker will be available for purchase on September 15? That’s September 15, mark your calendars. AND you can look for Shoalman Immortal, book two in The Shoalman Chronicles in January 2015.

Special behind-the-image exclusive: The cover was designed by an incredibly talented graphic artist, Sharon Carpenter. I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to work with her and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with for the next cover in the series. Want to see how she works her magic?? Check it out here.

Author Bios:

Who is Toni Decker?

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Two authors telling one sizzling story after another about twenty-somethings getting along together in their own crazy, fantastical worlds. Both women are wives and mothers, sharing brain cells and characters as if they only exist with the other.

Toni, one half of the Toni Decker brain, is an avid reader of all things Young and New Adult, while Kira, the Decker half of the Toni Decker brain, devours fantasy for midnight snacks.

Co-writing together, we will leave it up to the readers to guess who writes which character *grin*

Contact Info:

You can chat with both Toni and Kira on a variety of social media. We love talking books, writing, and life in general!

Twitter:  @ToniPicker and @KiraDecker, and stay tuned to @ToniDeckerBooks for more updates and teasers for the upcoming release.

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