Posted in Writing (uncategorized)

Real Life with Lisa

Hey there!

Thought I would take a moment and catch everyone up on what’s going on with me.

This past Wednesday, I went in and had surgery on my left arm for ulnar tunnel. Please don’t ask me to explain it, I still can’t lol

Basically, I’m hoping this will fix the numbess in my hand and take one step closer to returning to me. Just one more piece to the ever growing puzzle of me.

Hope you all are well, til next time.


Posted in Personal, This is Forty

Don’t call it a comeback

No, honestly, don’t. As I’ve openly shared, the depression is strong with this one, and I can’t force myself to write when nothing is going on with me or my writing during “the dark”.

Also, I probably picked the worst time to try to start blogging again. February. The month of love. Blech.

Yes I, a grown woman, just said blech in reference to Valentine’s day. I am mentally preparing for the well meant (?) platitudes of “don’t worry your Prince will come, honey the right man is just around the corner, His saves the best for last, I really can’t figure out why you’re not boo’d up.”

First off, yeah I know! Despite my lows, I think I’m friggin awesome… most some of the time. I am two handfuls, followed by a shot of playfulness that only certain guys get to see damn it, but I digress. I’m not filling out a damn dating profile (but gonna keep that in the back of my head just in case I get the nerve to try it again).

February will be just another series of days that happen. Some holding happiness, a couple which will not. I have looked up a couple good prompts to help me get back into practice and I hope to have some news about rereleases and new stories to come.

Here’s to a happy(ish) and productive 2019.


Posted in Personal, This is Forty

This is Forty

At the time that I wrote this, I have been 40 for 15 hours and 30 minutes. I’m sure that there are seconds involved but let’s just skip that part, eh?

Early today (yesterday) I remembered thinking with absolute certainty that I was not going to make it to this milestone birthday. I wasn’t sure why or how, but I just knew. So, I watched, in absolute disbelief and awe as my timeline continued to grow with well wishes for this special day. Why was I so surprised? Cause it happened again. My mind went to that deep dark abyss of depression and solitude, pushing away friends and wallowing in self-pity.

I really hoped to have had it under control by now, but no dice. I am, however, trying. I am taking my meds, I am trying to take care of myself, I am trying to stand up for myself and break old habits.

I hope I can do it.

Posted in Writing (uncategorized)

Review: Vampire Girl – Midnight Star by Karpov Kinrade

Midnight Star


From USA TODAY bestselling series Vampire Girl, comes the next book in the saga: MIDNIGHT STAR. For fans of TwilightA Shade of Vampire, and Outlander, experience a fantasy romance with an original twist on an old tale.

I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until I sold my soul to save my mother. Now, I am forced to choose between my heart and my conscience.

Either way, someone I love will die.



Posted in Cover Reveal, Peace Series, Promotion, Self Pub

Cover Reveal: Seeking Peace and A Haven in Peace

So I have sucked and haven’t really talked about the anthology I am a part of. It’s called the Peace Novella Series and if you are in serious need of a different, sweeter, romance these are the books for you.

Coming November 10, 2017

Seeking peace crop

By S.H. Pratt
Contemporary Romance

Scottish-American Kyle McCoy always knew what he wanted. A life without cubicles. He dreamed of a musician’s life where he could write and record his music. He always knew that was the life for him… until he got what he wanted.

As his concert tour ends, Kyle finds himself at a crossroads in his life. One road leads to stardom and fame, as his alter-ego Keegan, at a cost he isn’t sure he can accept. The other road seems to lead to a claustrophobic cubicle-bound life that he’s certain will be his worst nightmare.

While Kyle contemplates both paths, a chance meeting with an old friend offers him a new path… a path to Peace and Stella Albright, the lovely owner of Peace’s Bed & Breakfast. With his future hanging in the balance, Kyle must reconcile reality with his life as Keegan, while convincing Stella that allowing passion back in her life could save them both.

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Coming November 24, 2017

A Haven in Peace

By Cassie May
Contemporary Romance

Ten years after being forced to leave Peace on her graduation day, Laynee Bradshaw is now forced to come back.

The events that led to her comeback have shattered her heart and left her with responsibilities she is not sure she can shoulder alone.

Thankfully moving back to Peace is not as hard as she thought it would be and her emergency network is still intact. What she hadn’t counted on was the whirlwind her life would become with moving back. Will she be able to find a haven in Peace?

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I’m up next! Eek!



Posted in Personal, Writing

Just Because

By Lisa Arrington 

“Just because you don’t see it happening, doesn’t mean it’s not there. Just because you don’t agree with the way things are done, doesn’t make it wrong. Just because you agree, doesn’t make it right. Just because you feel your love is stronger than my love, doesn’t make it so. Just because I write these words, will not make another think. Just because of who I am, I must try.” 

Posted in Book, Peace Series, Promotion, Reviews

Love in Peace

love in peace
Release Date: 9/15/2017
Author: Krysi Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance

synopsisIn the sleepy town of Peace, Montana, Jim Harwood had finally fallen into a routine. After the passing of his Pops, he’d spent his time saving the family hardware store, and trying to step into his father’s now-empty shoes.
Gary Wilson was the former high school star quarterback. A well-placed tackle ended his football career before it had a chance to truly begin, sending him to seek solace at the bottom of a bottle for the next thirty years.
Jim had given up on love, until the day a newly sober Gary Wilson stepped into the store and back into his life, with a heartfelt confession. Can they live happily ever after? Or would the small minds in Peace keep them apart?review


Jim Hardwood has always been open about who he is and while most accepted it, his ex-friend Gary Wilson couldn’t handle it and made Jim’s life a living hell all through their high school years. While Jim followed in his father’s footsteps and took over the small town hardware store in Peace, Gary found solace in the bottle.

Now sober and facing his deepest secrets, Gary sets out to make amends with one individual in particular. Confessing his true feelings for Jim, who has harbored a crush on Gary since childhood, they decide to go for it and see what can develop.

But even they aren’t prepared for what happens once they make their relationship known. Can the residents of Peace band together and show that love is love? Or will the actions of one make them give up before they even have a chance to begin?

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Posted in Family, Parenting, Personal

19 years ago today

At this time (thank you scheduler), I was introduced to this 6lb, 1oz baby boy who was just as confused about what was going on as I was. 

When they placed him in my arms and he immediately stopped crying, I sobbed. I was 19, had this perfect baby and had no idea how I was going to do it. 

That perfect baby helped me grow in so many ways I can’t list them all. It was me and him for nearly three years and not only is he one hell of a kid, he is my best friend, one half of my heart and I’ll die if it meant he and his brother would be ok. 

It’s killing me that I can’t be the mother he needs right now, I just hope he knows that I gave him my strength when he was born. I pray everyday that he will be quadruple the person that I will ever be. That he is smart and capable and no one will ever hold him back from what he wants to accomplish. He is MY son. And damn it, that means something. 

Happy 19th birthday, Bert. You are amazing.


Posted in Reviews, Television

Review: ShadowHunters Season 2

Yeah, you read that correctly. After being severely disappointed half way through season one and swearing I would never watch another episode… here I am lol.

I was still unhappy with season one but season two has been SO MUCH better! Especially the Jonathan/Sebastian storyline. Clace is awesome, Malec is awesome, hell I even love that there isn’t a Maya/Isobel triangle (yet?)! The actors seem so much more comfortable in their roles and are truly bringing them to life.

I’m now a follower on Twitter and was pleased to see season three is in the works. Can’t wait to see how they interept Lilth!

Posted in Book, Reviews

Book Review: Seventies Child by David P. Anderson

Seventies Child


Seventies Child recalls a bygone era when children were free to explore and often ran wild. A collection of humorous and often heartfelt stories that examine universal themes that define growing up: sibling rivalry, fear, bullying, envy, peer pressure, friendship, and infatuation.

This fictional memoir follows hero/anti-hero Samuel Ballard as he struggles to mature from five to fifteen in 1970s suburban Boston. Whether he’s battling insomnia and his brother to be the first to open his presents in “The Christmas Alarm Clock”, teaming with his best friend, weirdo Jocko to dodge jail in “The Card Heist” or reluctantly associating with the hated “Preps” to woo his dream girl in the “The First Girlfriend”, Samuel is hard to root against despite his proclivity towards mischief. Seventies Child is a time warp back to the days of disco starring a hard rock hero.

reviewthree cup review(Score due to many grammatical errors.Contacted author to see if the copy given to me was an ARC or the final product, no response)

Seventies Child gave me a look into the era I was born into and have no memory of, lol.

This story is set as a memoir for Samuel Ballard, you’re normal everyday kid just trying to get through adolescents in one piece. He guides us through the story of his upbringing with strict parents, squabbles with siblings and asking out a crush for the time.

Anderson does well painting the picture of this large family and I was able to place myself into Samuel’s misadventures more than once.  It was a great story and I wish I could have given it a higher score but having to go back and reread sentences really ruined the flow.