Monday, August 18, 2014

Let Me Recommend a Good Book or Two or Three

As I mentioned in an earlier post last week, my third book was released in eBook format on August 6th.  This book is the final in the Miller Family Saga yet it is very different than the first two.

Book number one, Be Careful What You Wish For, started out as a true story and for those of you who don't know, I was almost kidnapped from a beach -- the scene eerily similar to the one described in the first chapter of Be Careful What You Wish For.  Luckily my story had a happy ending but I always wondered what may of happened if it didn't.  So I penned Be Careful What You Wish For to write my own ending.  This is a book about a simple minded uneducated woman who has four young boys and wants a little girl -- so much so that she is willing to do what ever it takes to get one.  Tormented and abused by her own father, she doesn't know what it means to love unconditionally.

After I finished writing Be Careful What You Wish For so many people asked, "What happened next?"  "What happened to David and Bea?"  So I decided to write book number two, and finish telling the story of how it all turned out.  Thus, Not My Mother's Son was created. 

This book picks up where the first one leaves off.  It gives you a more personal relationship with several of the key players and allows you to follow their lives, no matter how good and no matter how bad.  It links back to the first book many times throughout and leaves you wondering how a mother can do such a thing to her own child.  But before you pass judgement remember, things aren't always what they seem.

My third book, titled Reflection in the Mirror introduces us to a different family but several of the characters from the first two books make an appearance.  This book is about a set of identical mirror twins who are violently separated but their bond is so strong, they can still feel each other's presence.  I am so proud of it and I hope you like it too.

Like I mentioned in the first paragraph, all three books are available for sale at fine book retailers.  If you visit a book store and can't find it on the shelf, ask one of the associates and they can order it for you.  Reflection in the Mirror is only available in eBook format at this time but the print version will be coming soon.  I have included a link to several sites at the top of my blog page for easy navigation.

If you happen to purchase a copy on-line, it would mean the world to me if you would leave a review.  Whether good or bad, every review helps.  Happy Reading!

R. K. Avery

Friday, August 15, 2014

Miracles Happen Every Day - Here's Proof!

For those people out there, and I know there are many, who do not believe in a higher power, let me share a story with you.

On Tuesday of this week, my husband was driving down the turnpike and hit a patch of water.  He was in the center lane of a three lane highway and hydroplaned.  His SUV spun around and hit the concrete median which caused it to flip over.  Once it flipped, he skidded along on his roof and hood for quite a ways before it came to a complete stop.  Fearing someone else might do the same thing and hit him, he unbuckled his seat belt and climbed out the window.  Here is a picture of his car taken last night at the impound lot.

He was able to walk away from this, with only MINOR injuries.  He cut his leg which required 10 stitches and he hurt his left shoulder.  No broken bones.  No neck or back injuries.  Let me repeat, he was able to walk away from this with only MINOR injuries.  Whether you believe or not, someone was watching over him. 

You might say, "Well if someone was watching over him, why did he get in the accident to begin with?"  That answer is simple.  My husband has free will, just like all of us, and his free will allowed him to drive a little too fast in the conditions of the day.  He should have been more careful but his free will allowed him to think nothing bad would happen.  When he lost control, someone else took control and saved him from debilitating injuries or even death.  Someone else was there, there is no doubt in my mind.

We drove out to the impound lot on three occasions to gather his personal belongings.  On three occasions we called his personal cell phone and could hear it ringing clear as day, but could not find it.  It was lost somewhere in the vicinity of the dash.  It was so frustrating to hear it ringing and know that it was close but we couldn't get to it.  On the second visit we even had a nice worker from the impound lot help us and he used tools to get into the dash.  Still no success but we could hear it ringing -- the battery was still strong. 

Last night on our third and final attempt to retrieve it, I kept calling it from my phone and it kept ringing.  Three days after the crash the battery was still working.  My daughter and I worked diligently not giving up when all indications were it was lost and could not be found.  Finally, when we removed a piece of the dash, there was a small hole and I stuck my hand in (shoved it really, it was a small hole) and I felt something that moved just a little bit and I knew it was the phone.  I placed a finger on what I thought was the phone and we called it one final time and it vibrated.  I cannot tell you how thrilled we were.  By then it was past 8 o'clock in the evening and the sun was soon to set.  I took off the gloves (we were wearing gloves because there was glass everywhere!) and was able to pick it up between two of my fingers, just enough to tilt it so I could get a better grip.  Out the phone came and I was so happy I could have cried.  Three days trying to locate it, three days of hoping the battery didn't go dead, and many hours of work finally paid off.  As soon as it came out, I looked at my own phone and it was dead.  Completely dead.  No battery life left so I could no longer call it.  Someone, once again, was watching over us and gave us the tools we needed for as long as we needed them. 

So you see, I am a believer.  A believer in miracles.  A believer in the after life.  A believer in God.  How can you not be?

Open your eyes and look around.  There are miracles everywhere.

R. K. Avery

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cover Reveal - Reflection in the Mirror - Book #3

For those of you who have been watching and waiting, my third book was released in eBook format late last week.  My publisher releases the eBook version first while we still continue to work out all the kinks (if there are any) and then the print version follows in about 2 to 3 months. 

This being said, here is the cover for the new book.  There were will a few touch-ups before the hard copy comes out.  Can anyone spot the area of concern?

Here is the back cover blurb, just in case you haven't seen it before:


Identical twins, Clarissa and Marissa Wagner have more in common than their looks; they share a connection that allows them to know what each other is thinking and to feel each other’s pain; a connection that has astounded doctors, teachers and other professionals their whole life. 

A much anticipated four day weekend turns tragic when Marissa Wagner never makes it home from school.  Each time Clarissa looks in a mirror, she is reminded that Marissa is gone…and feels like the other half of her soul is missing.

June Wagner, their single mother has put her life on hold to raise the twins.  She is distraught over her missing daughter and butts heads with the Sergeant assigned to the case. 

Why aren’t they doing more?  What is taking so long?  Will I ever see my daughter again? she painstakingly wonders.

Hours turn to days, days turn to weeks and weeks turn to months as they attempt to find a witness or a clue that might guide them to where she is.  Although a longshot, the only hope is the visions and feelings a clairvoyant Clarissa Wagner has.  With the help of David Miller, Rich Butler and the Never Give Up foundation they piece together clues that shock even the most skeptical.  Along the journey, David glances in the mirror and realizes he is no longer alone.

When you look in the mirror, who is looking back at you?

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R. K. Avery