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A New Year’s Reflection… by Deena Remiel

“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most surprised of them all?”

In other words, who would have thought at this time last year that I would be standing, armed with two completed and contracted novels,  on the precipice of an amazing new career? I haven’t taken the time, until now, to really reflect on my journey. When looking back, my head reels. In a good way, of course.

Those who have been with me from the beginning, those of you who read my first postings about my plans, about my life, about the things that matter to me most, you have been the fortunate ones, on the inside track, seeing “ME” metamorphosize. And I’m still changing, getting comfortable in my new skin, my new “surroundings”. Looking in the mirror, I find it all suits me well. Funny how I didn’t FEEL the changes happening, though. I just plodded day by day, writing feverishly, doing what I thought I should, reading what I thought I should read, and making big pie-in-the-sky plans. Didn’t call them goals. That would have been way too scary, and too…real. At the time, my plans were considered dreams, and each and every day, I did something to move a little closer to those dreams. And I’m not done yet.

Friends, thank you all for being there and holding my hand and letting me know that I really do have something REAL, something of value to share. Thank you for validating my existence every day and enjoying my writing. I know some enjoy my humorous postings about life, others enjoy my poetry, and still others that enjoy my fantasy and fiction writing. I’m glad I can articulate my thoughts in a variety of ways. It’s fun, exciting, challenging, and keeps me fresh.

As I look into the mirror now, I find I’m not alone. Surrounding me is my loving family and then my dear friends.  I reflect on a tremendous year, a year filled with uncertainties and emotional anguish, a year saddled with economic turmoil and yet my family is surviving. It has also been a year of individual triumphs for all of us. And as I  peer into the mirror once again, I find all of us, together, heading into this next year filled with hope renewed, strength restored, and a determined mindset to continue turning our dreams into realities.

May this new year see us all healthy, joyful, content, and prosperous! Happy New Year!

Hugs and snugs,


Wednesday Witticisms: New Year Resolutions

I want to wish all of my  family and friends out there a happy New Year filled with joy, laughter, love, peace, and prosperity.

Hugs and snugs,
Deena Remiel

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Author Unknown

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.  ~Hal Borland

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  ~Oprah Winfrey

We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot.  Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.  ~Jay Leno

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.  ~Joey Adams

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.  ~Bill Vaughan

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  ~Author Unknown

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  ~Benjamin Franklin


Thank you to for these lovely quotes!


In Dreams You Come to Me (Inspired by Raphael and Serena, RELIC)

I felt in need of reading this poem and gazing at the picture again having spent time working on edits for RELIC, the second book in The Brethren Novel Series. Enjoy!
Hugs and snugs,

In dreams you come to me, an enigma of a man
With the whispered promise
Of feathered, teasing kisses
To caress my body
Rapturously and bold

In dreams, my cloistered senses open for you
With my own whispered promise
To submit to all of your desires, and to my own
To take from you, that which you have to offer
Until we are sated
Leaving me bereft at the break of day

I’ve grown addicted to your presence
Distracted with breathless anticipation
I curse the dawn, and bless the twilight
 Ushering you back into existence
Back into my world, and my arms once again

I lay me down, and shut my eyes
Tightly, oh so tightly
Forcing my dreams to hasten their return
But oh, how foolish of me
Dreams cannot be rushed
They drift in when they are ready
And you, my dream lover, will sail into my harbor
As destiny permits

Let destiny choose this night
To be the one to last an eternity
With you and me bound by love’s immortality


©Deena Remiel, 2010.

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‘Tis the season to be Decadent…

Decadent publishing

Decadent Publishing’s owners, Heather Bennett and Lisa Omstead, have created such a wonderful place for authors to thrive and READERS to read great stories and great postings about life. I wanted to spend time in this article to share with the readers out there ALL Decadent has to offer… and a lot of it is FREE!

FIRST, we have our amazing website where you can purchase wonderful works written by fantastic, talented authors. Lots of great holiday stories are there right now! Plus, there’s a FREE READ going on as well… look for Brethren Beginnings and click on the cover! Our website is…


THEN, we have our special HOLIDAY BLOG, where authors have been writing for nearly a month now about the holidays. Some have offered fresh new holiday short stories, others have shared holiday traditions, and many are pure unadulterated FUN. ALL FREE READS… AND MAJOR PRIZES ARE BEING AWARDED AS WE SPEAK! That website is:

LAST, we have our daily blog where we authors go to connect with you, our readers and let you in on who we are, what our latest projects are,show you our book trailers, and again… dish out pure, or not so pure, unadulterated FUN! Come join us everyday at this website:

FINALLY, Decadent Publishing  GIVES BACK! Every month a new book is designated READ FOR A CURE BOOK. That means all profits from sales of that book are donated to the American Cancer Society to help eradicate cancer. We are one spectacular Relay for Life team! If you would like to donate… BUY THE READ FOR A CURE BOOK ON OUR MAIN WEBSITE! Or, you can go here and be part of my team: 

Hugs and snugs,
Deena Remiel

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‎9PM EST Tonight!

That’s right, folks! I’m gonna be chatting it up with my Decadent Publishing colleagues over at Franny Armstrong’s Blogtalk Radio! Soooo excited! It’s gonna be a blast! So call in or chat! Just… be a part of the fun!

‎9PM EST Tonight!

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Moonlight, Lace, and Mayhem is the place to be today to get a glimpse of TRINITY! Gracen Miller has graciously interviewed me, so there’s more juicy info, too! 


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