Follow on Bloglovin

Welcome to my place in the blogosphere!
feel free to explore the Flight Deck and check out my books and website.
Then fasten your seatbelts, sip a glass of something sparkling and let's chat awhile!
I hope you'll stop by again for guest authors and spotlights from time to time.

Beloved Enemy joined Starquest and Children of the Mist to continue the Destiny Trilogy and I'm thrilled to announce was shortlisted for the R.N.A. RoNA Awards 2017, awarded 2nd Runner up in the RONE Awards 2017 and was the winner in the SF/Fantasy category of the 'Best Banter Contest'.

Wednesday 6 December 2017

The Christmas elves party at the red barn.

Greetings everyone, Lindy Lou here!  I'm so excited. This year the elves are having a party in the red barn and we're dancing to our favourite songs.  

Hywela Lyn, who kindly gave me a lift here in her starship (well there were so many elves on the sleigh it was a bit cramped, you see) anyway,  Hywela  Lyn wanted me  to go with "A Spaceman Came Travelling'' which would have been very appropriate, but we finally decided on another one of her favourites "Driving Home For Christmas" Now for me, that means going back to the North Pole and celebrating with all the othe elves, but for her, this song always makes her think of driving to Wales to visit her family, who she misses very much the rest of the year. 

Whatever, it's a great song to dance to, with your favourite elf!
Last year's Christmas tree

What's that? Oh, Hywela Lyn says I've hogged her blog for long enough and can she have a few words now? OK, over to you, Hywela Lyn.

Christmas Traditions
You know, Lindy Lou, Christmas time is my favourite time of the year, it's so magical. I love the twinkly lights, the decorations and the carols, and how everyone seems so much happier and kinder, at this time,somehow. I don't like Christmas to start too early though.  We don't usually put up our decorations until about the middle of December and then I go all out with fairy lights and holly, and evergreen garlands indoors, and outside we decorate the house with icycle lights, coloured lights along the fence, little illuminated  'snowflake' trees and a model Santa and his reindeer also made out of fairy lights. 

Christmas tree farm
Over the years my husband and I have established a few customs. There is the annual pilgramage to Wales, of course, to deliver  and collect my family's Christmas gifts, and as soon as we get back we go to the local Christmas tree farm, where Santa is waiting at the gate to greet us,  to choose our Christmas tree. I love decorating the tree, it takes hours, and I like to buy a new decoration every year. Most years it's an angel, but this year it was a little Breyer horse all decked out in Christmas finery.
Choccy's new jumper

Then there are so many Christmas Fayres, including the Blue Cross, which is a local animal rehoming centre, where we got our little terrier Choccy from. It's a lovely day out, with stalls selling pet supplies, as well as Christmas gifts and decorations, and everyone there remembers Choccy and makes a big fuss of him. This year he dived straight into the 'Lucky Dip' box and came out with a squeeky chicken! I fell in love with a pretty red doggy Christmas jumper and had to buy it for him! 

Me at the garden Centre

We also visit the local  garden centre which always has a
lovely display of  Christmas decorations, woodland animals, gifts, and seasonal plants. 
Garden Centre Animals

Garden Centre goodies
 And - this year, for the first time, we are going to visit a local Stately Home, just before Christmas, where they're holding a 'Light Festival' which promises to be quite spectacular with Christmas lights in the grounds, and a display of illuminated animals in the house itself, so that's something I'm looking forward to. 

Are there any special events or things you and your family like doing every Christmas? Let me know in the comments.  On the 11th December I'll draw one name to win a download of the second book in the Destiny Trilogy 'Children Of  The Mist.' It can be read as a stand alone and I thought it was appropriate because it takes place on the snowy planet Niflheim, and we all think of snow at Christmas, don't we!

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone!

BELOVED ENEMY -  Book 3 in the Destiny Trilogy (
can be read as a 'stand alone')

Cat Kincaid is obsessed with killing the man she believes is responsible for the torture and death of her sister, but when she eventually catches up with him, survival becomes a greater priority than revenge.

Kerry Marchant, haunted by memories, regret, and self-blame, shields himself from the pain of the past by committing himself totally to the starship, Destiny, of which he is part owner. However, the beautiful, red-haired woman who reminds him of his lost love, and who he suspects is working for a corrupt regime, represents a possible threat not only to the ship, but to his heart.

Marooned on an inhospitable planet, they need to work together to stay alive, fighting not only unknown assailants, but their growing attraction. But how can they learn to trust each other when he has vowed never to get close to a woman again, and she made a solemn pledge to 
destroy him?

Available on AMAZON
Don't forget to visit the other elves taking part in this Blog Hop - just follow the links below and leave a comment to be in the running for one of the great prizes on offer.

December 4
Sorchia DuBois -
Mariah Lynne - 
December 5
Peggy Jaeger -
December 6
Kelly Kalmanson –
December 7
Denyse Bridger -
Karen Blake-Hall - 
Casi McLean -
December 8
Linda Carroll-Bradd -

For insider news and subscriber-only info, subscribe to my occasional Newsletter. I promise not to spam and your in-box will only see an email from me every 3 or 4 months or so - unless of course I have something really Newsworthy to share!

The After Series - Book Tour and #Giveaway

The After Series Book 1
Traci L. Slatton
Genre: Dystopian Romance

As chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by
strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is
put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven
children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly
Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his
devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other.

Cold Light
The After Series Book 2

The end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma
and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands
everything. Emma's beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders,
and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When
Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma
draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest
choice of her heart....

Far Shore
The After Series Book 3

An old enemy wreaks new havoc at the end of the world…

After the mists’ lethal apocalypse, mankind’s only hope for survival
 lies broken and battered, the prisoner of a ruthless sociopath who
 will stop at nothing to hurt him. Emma sets out to rescue him. She
 faces an ultimatum and must relinquish everything she holds dear. As
 Arthur teeters on the brink of life and death, Emma’s healing
 ability fails. Her own despair tests her, and she must grow stronger
 than she ever dreamt possible as she confronts the truth of her own 


In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test…

A mystical odyssey, a haunting love...

Blood Sky
The After Series Book 4

In a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test... Deep in the
badlands of Outpost City, in the Dark Horse saloon, a poker game is
being played. The stakes are life and death—for the world. What can
Emma afford to lose? Will she gamble on herself, or on Arthur? Will
love find a way when the apocalypse closes in? A mystical odyssey, a
haunting love....

Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL (BantamDell) and BROKEN; the award-winning dystopian After Series which includes
FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bittersweet romantic comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vampire art history romp THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. She has also published the lyrical poetry
collection DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE and THE ART OF LIFE, a photo-essay about figurative sculpture through the ages. Her book PIERCING TIME & SPACE explores the meeting ground of science and spirituality. Her latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING follows an art gallerist through a steamy love triangle and a challenging year of love and travail. This story seeks to answer the question, What sustains you when all else falls apart?

the tour HERE
for exclusive content and a giveaway!

For insider news and subscriber-only info, subscribe to my occasional Newsletter. I promise not to spam and your in-box will only see an email from me every 3 or 4 months or so - unless of course I have something really Newsworthy to share!