My grandmother, the late Ms. D, always told me it was better to give than to receive. As a child I don't think I really understood that. Even in my adulthood, I don't think I began to understand that concept until I became a wife and mother. It was in those roles that I understood the more I gave, the more rewarded I felt.
In three weeks, I'll be celebrating another year--if God should see fit to keep me. As people often do, I began to reflect on my life, on the moments and experiences that have brought the most joy to me and few big ones came to mind.
The first is of course anything to do with my crazy kids and hubby. Those three men are the reason I breathe and the moments we share together make everything else worthwhile.
The second was of course my family. We literally just celebrated my pops' 60th birthday in a big party where we dressed up, and proceeded to sweat out our hairstyles on the dance floor. It was fun, it was loud, it was so...us. That's who we are and we're not the least bit ashamed of it. All of us partying in that catering hall together was probably the most fun I've had in a while.
The third was how happy it has made me to share the Queens of Kings series with my readers. This series, the reaction to this series has been overwhelming in such a good way. You all have invested in these characters and embraced this world more than I could have ever imagined. I'm so humbled by how much you all have supported this series--supported me.
Every time one of you emails me, or messages me to ask questions or leave comments about these four books, it just makes these characters that much more real for me. The emotions I felt while writing them, the secrets they shared with me when I was forming them, every single time one of you asks about them, you help sustain their lives.
I firmly believe that my birthday is my God-given holiday and I should be able to do whatever I want on it. Keeping that in mind, I've decided I want to spend this birthday talking to you about the cast of characters in the Queens of Kings series. That's my gift to me. Where's the gift to you? That's easy. I want you all to tell me a favorite scene from one or more of the four books. Talk to me about it, but most importantly, explain why that scene resonates so much with you. Easy, right?
Comment below about one or more scenes from any of the four books in the Queens of Kings series (Heart of the Matter, Divided Heart, Protected heart, or Power Privilege & Pleasure) and you will be automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon e-gift card (you must be a resident of the United States, the e-gift card will be from Amazon.com). On December 1, 2015, I'll pick a winner from the comments using Random.org and deliver the e-gift card via email, so you've got to make certain you have a working email address to be eligible to win (Winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize, if they fail to do so, a runner up will be chosen).
I'm so excited, and I can't wait to see what you all have to say about some of my favorite people--even if they are fictional. :)