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Haunted CastleThanksgiving didn’t come soon enough to suit Lauren. She toured until the week of the holiday. When Thanksgiving arrived, the celebration was enormous, just as it had been in all the previous years. However, the addition of Jillian, Tommy, and Nick made things feel a little better.

December roared in with snow and ice. Christmas grew near. Lauren strongly disliked the holidays for good reason. Her parents’ wedding anniversary was December twenty-fifth. Each year, Lauren visited her parents’ grave on Christmas morning. She wanted Nick with her this year.

In the short month and a half since the Halloween Party, Lauren found herself feeling more vulnerable around Nick. He drew her in unintentionally. He quickly became her rock, taking Selina’s place.

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Abstract backgroundHalloween approached. Robin and Matt decided to let Olivia throw a Halloween Party at the house for her friends at school. In preparation for such a grand occasion, Robin took Olivia to the local party supply store.

As Olivia stood in the aisle, Robin observed her closely. She talked to herself. Quietly, she listened as she hid on the other side of the aisle.

“I can’t help you right now. I’m shopping,” she whispered. She paused.
“I don’t know. I’m kind of new at this. Yes, I see you, but I’m in a store.” She paused again. “I can’t help you right now.”

Robin didn’t say anything to Olivia. From what she read in books about such things, however, she believed she understood what was happening. The trauma of the sexual abuse opened up a pathway for Olivia; a part of her brain and her soul that lay dormant until now. Robin believed Olivia possessed special abilities. She knew Olivia could see and communicate with the dead and she also knew Matt would never understand.

As they made their way home in the Jeep, Robin knew the subject needed discussion.

“Who were you talking to back there in the store?” she asked.

Olivia’s face grew pale.

“Oh, I was just talking to myself; trying to decide what color balloons I wanted.”

“Olly, you don’t have to lie to me,” she assured her.

Silence fell between them. Robin didn’t want to push her. She knew in time Olivia would open up and start asking questions.

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11039514_10153108166348959_639178523_o (2)“I’m sorry this happened to you, but you did great. You left us a lot of things to work with; more than the others were able to. You did really well,” Olivia praised.

Claire smiled. “I watch a lot of crime shows. So, I sort of went off of things I’d learned from that. I hope it helps you guys catch him.”

“Are you ready to go now?”

She dropped her head and nodded a little. “I don’t have a choice,” she answered as she shrugged.

“Emma will lead you into the light. Listen to me,” Olivia said, “You have really helped us more than you know. That should give you some comfort.”

“It does. I just don’t want to leave my family. I had a good life.”

“You can again. Just talk to the others when you get there. It’s possible to come back not only in spirit form, but in another person. This is only one journey for you.”

“You mean reincarnation?”

“Yes. Talk to your guides about it. If it’s something you want to do, they can help you.”

Claire’s face brightened with hope. Olivia didn’t know why she felt like she needed to tell Claire about her reincarnation belief, but if it gave her some optimism it was well worth it.

Guest Blogger: Gisela Sedlmayer


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Gisela Sedlmayer

The poachers are back – and they are looking for Talon? They are doing everything in their power to capture him, and if they can’t get him alive, will kill him. Determined to get him at all cost the poachers run up against the might and will of Tamo, Tima and Talon.

It is the poachers against the condors, Matica and the Indians – with the poachers even taking hostages to win the war.

With the help of Tamo and Tima, Talon and Matica do the impossible, knowing they have to capture and stop the poachers or they will be back.

Between the poachers shooting at the condors, the crows playing their part, and Tamo being shot and injured, Matica goes above and beyond to help her beloved condors.
Action-packed from beginning to end, Talon Encounter will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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It is war. The poachers are back – and they are looking for Talon. What an introduction!

This 382 page ‘Talon, Encounter’ is the fifth book of the Talon series by Gigi Sedlmayer.

The action-packed, inspirational and compassionate tale of Matica’s adventures with the condor named Talon, keeps us page turning. We learn to respect and admire Matica as we see her friendship with the condors – and she learns to interpret the condors’ sounds and gestures.

This is a super-duper series for young teens especially but can be enjoyed also by readers of all ages.

Recommended. A well-deserved five stars.

Well done talented author Gigi. I look forward to reading more of your works.

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I have read all five books in this series and have to say that I loved them. It is best to read this as …

By Alexia Janie Evans on October 17, 2015

Format: Paperback

“Talon, Encounter” by Gigi Sedlmayer is the fifth book in the ‘Talon’ series. I have read all five books in this series and have to say that I loved them. It is best to read this as a series but if you were to pick up book 5 you would be able to follow along as the author does a great job with the characters in the story. In this book Matica (the young girl that the story is written around) and her young condor friend Talon are dealing with poachers. There is much more to this story but it deserves to be read and enjoyed rather than me telling you what is going to happen. Perfect book for younger teens, but as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed it too. The way Gigi Sedlmayer writes shows how the author deals with love of animals, and accepting people with disabilities.

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Tracee Ford, Author:

Because Chris is awesome. I’ve posted this before on my own blog, but he was wonderful enough to feature me as a guest. :)

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:


Orbs are linked with many logical possibilities. In photographs, orbs may actually be dust particles or water spots. However, when those explanations don’t apply, then you might be seeing energy residue. These transparent or translucent spheres can be human or animal, according to some. They are balls of light that can float or even fly. In fact, orbs are difficult to see with the naked eye. I personally have seen faces in the orbs that I’ve photographed. In researching orbs, I found that is quite common.

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One way that I personally try to distinguish orbs from other materials is to take multiple photographs of the same area. I then compare the photos. If picture #1 has nothing unusual in it and then picture #2 does, I can say that I saw an actual orb.

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Haunted CastleHe began sobbing uncontrollably.

“I’m sorry Mr. Fenton. Truly I am. I believe that you didn’t mean to do this.”

He shook his head. “I didn’t. I never wanted this to happen.”

Gene left the room and entered the interrogation room. He cuffed him, then took him out of the room.

Lauren continued sitting at the table staring at the corner. Nick walked in and sat down across from her.

“We’ve been at him for hours. You come in here and in less than fifteen minutes you get a full confession. What the hell is that about?”

“Are you angry with me?” she asked.

“Not at all, I just want to know how you do it.”

“I don’t yell at anyone, first off.”

“I didn’t yell.”

“Yes, you did. I know you and you yelled at that man.”

“He killed his wife!” he shouted.

“See, you’re yelling at me!” Lauren said as she stood up.

Nick shrugged. “I don’t yell…”

“Nick, you have to be able to relate to the accused. This man accidentally killed his wife. He didn’t premeditate anything.”

“Killing is killing.”

“No it isn’t. When you’ve got someone like this man and compare him to The Phantom, well there really is no comparison.”

Nick paced. “I just keep thinking of these three kids. They’re never going to see their mother again.”

“I understand how they feel. You can’t let that cloud your vision though.”

“I know you understand,” he said with a nod. “We still on for tonight?”

“Of course we are. It’s New Year’s Eve. I wouldn’t want to spend it any other way than with you.”

As he looked at Lauren, he realized just how much he cared about her. He wanted to kiss her, but knew that it wasn’t the time or the place. So, he touched her hand gently and promised to pick her up at eight.

Kicking Off November

Untitled3I do two major fundraiser a year. This is the second one. I am a Type II Diabetic, as most of you know, and am hopeful that they release a cure to the public in my lifetime. To support efforts for those of us that suffer from this pain-in-the-ass disease, I am donating $5.00 from each purchase to research. If you wish to participate, please email me, leave a comment, or contact me via any of my other social media sites.