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About Lea Schizas
All her life, Lea Schizas chased her dream…to be a writer. At some point that dream became reality because of hard work, and never allowing the negative forces in life stop her from that goal.
“Writing is a time where I place all my worries to the side, where I step into a new world and become just about anyone my pen inks out.
I love saying these four words now…I. Am. A. Writer.
I am a mommy of 5…grandmother…living her dream…and so can you.”
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Titles By Lea Schizas
An event from fifteen years ago pushed Savannah to pursue a career as a homicide detective. A current case now stirs that horrific night to the surface, with all mounting evidence pointing it has something to do with her past. Teetering solely on intuition, she pushes to discover answers to the multitude of questions that will not only help solve the crimes but perhaps unravel intuitions stirring lately.
Her unknown saving grace is Greek demigod, Leonidas Laskos, who has been protecting her from afar for his own selfish reasons, staying out of view, knowing the grave consequences to be handed down by Michael the Archangel if he dares involve himself and mistakenly helps Savannah remember who she truly is.
Detective Richard Anderson grapples with the notion one of his cold cases of ten years ago may connect to recent disappearances when his son, Kyle, reveals things kept out of the media all those years ago to avoid copycat killings. But can he believe him? After all, Kyle claims he had a vision, something Richard doesn’t believe in.
Susan Anderson is plagued recently with nightmares of a dark-clothed figure smiling at her, causing her to believe it’s an omen of some sort.
Kyle Anderson is determined to locate this cave that’s been tormenting his thoughts for several weeks. With the help of his two best friends, they begin their quest to locate it in Doorman’s Creek… But what they discover soon places all of them in danger.
Detective Brian Deeds’ animosity toward his deceased dad continues to eat him up. The only thing keeping him in check is the assigned case of missing twins. Plus the fact he needs to monitor his newest partner and gauge her initiation reaction to A.L.P. Something he’s not looking forward to.
Sophie Dracopoulos is a hopeless romantic… well, in dreamland, that is. In real life, she’s a nervous wreck. Her new partner is trying his best to make her feel welcomed, but she can’t help feeling that he’s also hiding something. Plus, her dead brother can’t keep out of her business.
As a Greek demigod, Alky Helios has seen enough tragedy, fought in many wars against demons, vampires, you name it. Stayed clear from relationships because his duties and commitment were to A.L.P. Until Sophie Dracopoulos unwillingly drew him into her dreams one night and never stopped.
Reader's Favorite review by Delene Vrey:
In a short time, Sophie has lost her father and her brother and the only things helping her through the difficult time are her job as a police detective and her brother's ghost. Yes, she has powers, some that she does not even know about. In The Black Rose: An A.L.P. Legacy Novel Book 2, the sequel to The Sword of Reckoning by Lea Schizas, we meet a new heroine who does not take anything from anyone. She is a strong woman while remaining feminine. She is pulled into the A.L.P. through her new position as a detective and partner to Brian. He had a tough childhood and has been part of the A.L.P. task force for a while, working with Sophie's father up until his death. Sophie has no idea of how paranormal her world will become until she is brought face to face with vampires. To top it all off, her dream lover turns out to be a real person. And a demigod at that. Written in the same playful tone as The Sword of Reckoning, we are again taken on a joyride of paranormal experience, looking for an escaped Vampire Lord.
In keeping with the spirit of The Sword of Reckoning (Book 1), Lea Schizas has put together another action-packed paranormal romance/mystery. The Black Rose is a story with a relaxed and laid-back feeling, supported by the casual dialogue and snarky comments, and the humor that breaks the tense situations. The characters become so well known to the reader that one can almost anticipate their reactions to situations. As this is the sequel, less time is spent introducing the characters and environment, while more time is spent on the story, with all its intrigue. This story is paranormal from start to finish and a pleasure to read. The word choices and style are casual and informal. Reading the story is like floating on water while consciously trying not to sink into the water. So if you love vampires, witches, dragons, and angels and want to relax with a book, this is for you. There are some sensual scenes and innuendos in the dialogue, so I would not recommend it to younger readers.
Until two of my editors decided to open up the magazine to other worldly tales. They invited guest blogger Amber Dane to talk about her experience as a mom who had a dream visit from her twelve-year-old daughter, Miranda, and how that helped her cope with grief.
I mean, seriously, how many people believe one can be touched by the beyond? I opposed but gave them a month to prove me wrong.
That same day, the phone call came in about my dad…
And my life, my skepticism, and views changed forever.
Author’s Note: This is a fictional tale, although aspects of the story are based on actual events and happenings.
Now faced with the dangerous elements of Dread’s Forest, Alex is determined to fight the man responsible for their predicament.
But is he responsible?
She will risk her safety and trust her instincts when thrust in battle with the Braks, skeletal creatures that project thorn-infested slime encasing their victim before plunging them deep within the caverns of the earth.
‘Things are not always as they appear to be.’ baffles Alex throughout her journey.
The Rock of Realm will shatter the concept of ‘villain’.
Libby huddled alone because the other squirrels thought her different, odd. She was white while they were "normal" gray squirrels. Even in the worst winter, she couldn't join them for warmth or share food.
What was a scared, lonely little squirrel to do?
Well, the weather does...but after Jillian, in her witch's outfit playfully chants the following from a prop witch's spell book:
“Changes are due…
Not many but a few
To meet your history
And see it’s not misery
Ghosts will abound
Trekking all around
For you will now travel
In a land full of marvel”
everyone is in for the surprise of their life. Her backyard is gone. In its place greenery filled with tall trees, a variety of bushes, and...DINOSAURS?
A Motivational & Inspirational Guide for Writers
There you sit, glaring at the computer screen, struggling to string words together, desiring to move your novel forward. Nothing’s coming. Craving perhaps for a few phrases to pen. Maybe a full chapter. You want your words to resonate, infiltrate your reader to leave a long-lasting impression.
But you’re still stuck on an empty page.
Well, perfect settings to write are not always there so you need to deal with it. Don’t worry. In “I’ve Searched But I Can’t Find Ideas” chapter you’ll encounter inspirational help to spark an idea or two.
Characters speak to you internally, wanting their stories penned, but motivation disappears by negative forces outside of your control. Most of the time, those controls exist within yourself, and knowing how to deal with them will help keep the focus on your goal plans.
This book is a motivational push-you-forward adventure where I add humor to realistic situations you, as a writer, may find yourself in. Along the way, you’ll learn a thing or two to nudge your writing in the right direction, to prepare your writer’s skin and toughen you out.
It will motivate you, help you focus, but most of all, will inspire you not to give up your passion for writing when confronted by negative energy, times when you’re not up to creating, pushing your work into a folder and locking it away to collect dust in a drawer.
All that's required is to:
1. remember your passion,
2. push yourself forward every day,
3. never stop dreaming,
4. ignore naysayers,
5. keep passion, determination, perseverance in the forefront at all times,
6. continue educating and improving your writing,
7. but most of all…commit to do your best.
where good shares a bed with evil, where spells can be made, and even
Gypsy, Alishandra Orona, has the power and the magic to unleash their
wildest dreams. But the price is high, if not nigh impossible.
Fall in love with the mystique, magic, and the forbidden in the world
of The Enchanted Faerie.
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