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Thursday, August 14, 2014

#ThursdayThoughts: Guest Post by Cami Checketts!

Good Morning Folks...

Well school has started here in SW Louisiana so things will hopefully slow down a bit and get into routine once again. 

This morning I'm pleased to bring to you a guest post by friend and fellow author, Cami Checketts. Cami has visited before so without much further ado, I'll turn this post over to her as she talks about The Desire to Create....

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.
Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.
Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty.” Dieter F. Ucthdorf
We all can create something whether it be a beautiful garden, a drawing, a fun game for a child, a poem, or a loving home. When I have the opportunity to create characters and stories it fulfills a need in me and makes me a happier and more loving mother and wife.
I hope all of you will take the chance to create something. It doesn’t have to be a breathtaking painting. It could be a pan of brownies or a napkin folded into a monkey. Whatever you create, enjoy it and share it with others. Passing on something you create, even if it isn’t as perfect as we would like, will bring joy to you and those you share it with.
Thanks Cami! 
Now here's a look at Cami's latest creation..... Shadows in the Curtain

Every stage actress wants fans, but what happens when one goes too far?
Emmy has the perfect life— a house on the beach, a successful career headlining the local theater, and love. But when a brutal murder brings unimaginable grief, Emmy’s world comes crashing down. As she tries to pick up the pieces, she can’t seem to avoid Josh, the new fireman in town.

Emmy does her best to fight the sizzle in her chest when Josh is near. But with the stalker still out there, terrorizing her and those she cares about, she can’t fall for anyone—especially Josh, a suspect in the murder investigation.
If Emmy allows a man to get close, it’s not just her heart she puts at risk, it’s her life.

“Cami Checketts can spin a tale like no other. Love, suspense, thrills, she has it all, and Shadows in the Curtain is no exception. What a thrill ride! I highly recommend this book. 10 stars!!”Sherry Gammon, author of the Port Fare Series

“I’m a sucker for the exciting parts, and this book has scenes that had my eyes racing my heart to the end of each page!” Amanda Tru, author of the Yesterday Series

Excerpt from Shadows in the Curtain

Timothy stuck to her side while people surged passed with compliments, hand squeezes, and the occasional hug. Emmy searched every eye, but only saw excitement from a fun performance or weariness from sitting too long. If anyone had murder in mind, he was as good at putting on a fake face as she was. 

No one piqued her curiosity. Until he came. She had no clue what his name was, but the past few weeks she’d seen him almost every morning at the gym. He was much too good-looking, with his rippling muscles and deep blue eyes. She always avoided looking directly at him, though she knew that was as obvious an indicator of her attraction as staring would be. She couldn’t avoid him now. 

The wide entryway, which featured plush, faded carpet and wood-planked walls, shrank as he drew nearer. The babble of the crowd faded. He reached for her hand, staring deep into her eyes. Her hand fitted itself into his like he was a magnet. Her entire body leaned toward him. 

“You were amazing. So passionate.” He smiled and the room swayed.

Emmy was quite sure the passion she experienced right now had nothing to do with singing or acting. She should draw away but couldn’t force herself to. “Thank you,” she managed, embarrassed by the huskiness of her voice as she tried to catch a breath.

The crowd pressed forward, and he was forced to release her hand and move to the side. His blonde date gushed over Emmy for a second, and then they were gone. 

Emmy continued greeting other patrons but couldn’t forget the allure of his blue eyes. He didn’t seem like the creepy stalker type, but she had to wonder. Could he be the one sending the notes?

Shadows in the Curtain - Clean romantic suspense is available at the following retailers:

Buy it in print here!

Find out more about Cami by visiting her Website  and connecting with her on Twitter  & Facebook 

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Well friends, I hope you enjoyed this edition of Thursday Thoughts and like Cami, I encourage you to open your heart and mind and express yourself through the creative gifts you posess!

Until later.... take care, God Bless and remember: Your creative abilities are a God given gifts & a talents, don't bury your talent or hide your gift!

 Something to think about!
"Inspirational with an Edge! 

1 comment:

Cami Checketts said...

Thank you for sharing!