Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Probably one of the toughest things to do, not to be thinking three steps ahead, all the time. 

I’ve been thinking about this lately because of my latest heroine, Maeve. I really love this woman. She’s suffered a terrible loss and has a memory gap that promises to hurt her even more once the truth comes out. 

AS TOUCH OF FLAMEWe first meet Maeve when she saves our hero’s life, Braden. He’s been beat up, sliced up and left for dead. Maeve finds him and takes him back to her home.

As Braden recovers, he learns she does this every night. In the difficult, warring territories of Five Bridges (the Flame Series), she sets out in her Jeep and rescues people left for dead in the no-man’s-land called the Graveyard. 

As Braden gets to know this worthy woman, he realizes she rarely lives in the moment. She can’t settle her mind down, so he makes it his mission to help her. We love him for it. 

At the same time, it’s funny to watch her not quite ‘in the moment’ moments. He can only laugh, then bring her around to the point at hand.

Both Maeve and Braden have been fun to write because of her character flaw. 

Do you find it easy to live in the moment? I go back and forth. Being in my garden helps anchor me, especially when I’ve been writing or collecting photos or arranging the next giveaway. My garden helps me stop, think, look, and take in some amazing beauty. 

 

 

 

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And now, I thought I’d share a few photos that felt like serenity to me. (Photos from Pixabay…)

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Caris Roane Home PageDo you enjoy free books!?! All year, I’ll be giving away copies of my e-books through my newsletter. I also run subscriber-exclusive giveaways, so be sure to sign up on my home page in the right hand column where it says: Subscribe to Our Mailing List! Once you do, you’ll receive a welcome letter with a link to your free e-book! Enjoy and hugs, Caris Roane!

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Most Recent Release:

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE ~ Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

‘Rez drew closer and caught her softly pointed fae chin. “You buy shoes on the black market because it’s exciting and different. You can’t fool me, Holly. You’re a secret rebel.”’

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To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Living in the Moment. When do you find you’re most present in your life? When are you least? Can you stop, just stop? Are you a busy bee? Do you have people in your life who ground you and help you to lift your head from your life and see the world around you?  Be sure to tell us where you’re from!  

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AMBER FLAME 4 is Now Available

000 Caris Roane - Author Photo 2Yippee! AMBER FLAME 4 is now available! The fourth installment of the Flame Series is finally live and here are the buy links!

Bella Media ManagementAgainst his alpha wolf principles, Eric Fergus, seduces a beautiful fae woman in the dreamglide and soon discovers she’s the only woman who can save his life…

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Details about AMBER FLAME 4!

Against his alpha wolf principles, Eric Fergus, seduces a beautiful fae woman in the dreamglide and soon discovers she’s the only woman who can save his life…

Fergus has been without an alpha-mate for three years, from the time his wife was murdered. He’s failed repeatedly to bond with the female wolves of the Gordion Pack. When he rescues a fae woman from a sex club, his need to bond with her goes into overdrive. But how can an alpha bond with a fae? Can his pack ever accept her as his bonded mate?

Mary has lived a solitary fae life in the Territory of Revel. As a veterinarian, she’s established a thriving small animal practice. Having survived a recent abduction, she’s leery of entanglements of any kind. But when Fergus contacts her through a dreamglide, asking her to save his life, she hurries to the Graveyard and rescues him from certain death. But when she discovers that for the past month he’s been her lover in the dream-world, she’s appalled. Mary doesn’t like wolves or anything to do with Savage Territory. She wants him out of her life, but soon realizes if she doesn’t serve as his bodyguard the whole territory will go to war and hundreds of innocent wolves will die. But how can she align herself with the wolves of Five Bridges?

Go here to read chapter one of AMBER FLAME 4!

Go here to read a sensual excerpt from chapter 3 of AMBER FLAME 4!

All the flame stories are set in the corrupt world of Five Bridges where insidious flame drugs have turned Phoenix upside down for the last thirty years. The drug trade has kept the alter species locked in a war led by powerful cartels! AMBER FLAME is book #4 of the series!

Five Bridges has several alter species: Vampires, shifters, fae, dead-talkers and witches. AMBER FLAME, book 4, begins the shifter wolf portion of the Flame Series and features Border Patrol Officer and Alpha Wolf Fergus of the Gordion Pack. Fergus played a supportive role in DARK FLAME, book 3, and he rocks!

Here are some of the pics from Shutterstock that have inspired my story, so keep scrolling! And remember, Amber Flame 4 is NOW AVAILABLE! Yippee!

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Hope you enjoyed this brief look at Amber Flame 4 is Now Available!

And now, have a wonderful day and an even better night! For more information about my books, keep scrolling!

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Amber Flame 4 is Now AvailableDo you enjoy free books!?! All year, I’ll be giving away copies of my e-books through my newsletter. I also run subscriber-exclusive giveaways, so be sure to sign up on my home page in the right hand column where it says: Subscribe to Our Mailing List! Once you do, you’ll receive a welcome letter with a link to your free e-book! Enjoy and hugs, Caris Roane!

BE SURE TO LOOK FOR YOUR WELCOME LETTER WHICH HAS THE LINK TO YOUR FREE E-BOOK!!!

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More about Caris Roane and her books!!!

Caris Roane Home PageChristmas Flame – A Holiday Novella

A vampire border patrol officer pursues a shy shifter…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Flame – #1 Flame Series

A vampire falls hard for a witch who can kill him with a touch of her fingers

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Caris Roane Home PageAmethyst Flame – #2 Flame Series

A witch and a vampire try not to fall in love as they battle a villainous wizard

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Caris Roane Home PageDark Flame – #3 Flame Series

A vampire gets seduced in his dreams by a beautiful fae woman

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Caris Roane Home PageVEILED: Rapture’s Edge Book 2

Duncan wants to give his heart to Rachel, but he’s tortured by his past…

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Caris Roane Home PageRAPTURE’S EDGE 1 Awakening

The continuing saga of the GUARDIANS OF ASCENSION! “Awakening” features Militia Warrior Duncan…

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Caris Roane Home PageTRAPPED, HUNGER, SEDUCED…

Three short tales set in the world of the Blood Rose…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose Tale #1 – TRAPPED, 52 pp, $.99

Mastyr Vampire Zephyr struggles to save the life of a woman who despises his warrior ways.

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose Tale #2 – HUNGER, 80 pp, $.99

Yolen won’t become a mastyr vampire just to please his woman…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose Tale #3 – SEDUCED, 91 pp, $.99

Willem is hot on the trial of a serial killer and discovers that Charlotte has a strange connection to the man…

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Blood Rose 1 – Caris Roane Home PageEMBRACE THE DARK, Free most places

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 2 – EMBRACE THE MAGIC

He desperately needs his blood rose, but how can she give up the life she had planned…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 3 – EMBRACE THE MYSTERY

Mastyr Quinlan pursues the artist, Batya, with only one thing in mind but soon discovers that his desire for her is just the beginning of an earth-shattering affair…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 4 – EMBRACE THE PASSION

Mastyr Vampire Seth can’t believe he has a shifter for a bodyguard!

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 5 – EMBRACE THE NIGHT

Mastyr Vampire Jude has ignored his deepest needs for a hundred years!

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 6 – EMBRACE THE WILD

Mastyr Vampire Malik chases a wild fae through the forest!

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 7 – EMBRACE THE WIND

A surly Mastyr Vampire. A beautiful shifter. Passion on the wind…

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Caris Roane Home PageBlood Rose 8 – EMBRACE THE HUNT

A powerful vampire warrior. A beautiful fae of great ability. A war that threatens to destroy their love…

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Caris Roane Home PageLove in the Fortress: Blood Rose Series 8.1

A Mastyr Vampire. A beautiful fae-slave. Trapped in a fortress. Can love bloom in the midst of a nightmare?

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Caris Roane Home PageBRINK OF ETERNITY as part of VAMPIRE COLLECTION, 188 pp

A Militia Warrior discovers that his very human ex-girlfriend is on the brink of ascension…

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Caris Roane Home PageTHE DARKENING, 188 pp

A tortured warrior and a peace-loving counselor battle to protect Second Earth against a powerful dark force…

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Caris Roane Home PageDark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance

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Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-four paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but really doesn’t like scorpions!

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