Re-release of Sisters of Spirit!

April 11, 2018

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share some exciting news.
The second edition of Sisters of Spirit is now available for eBook pre-order for $0.99.
Release date is 4/21/18 at the price of $3.99, so if you or a friend has not read Sisters of Spirit, pre-order your copy today.
Kindle: http://a.com/5jHXn5I
Nook: http://bit.ly/29X3TBO
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2HoHP2e

The paperback will be available through all retailers on 4/21/18 for $12.99.

The new cover is awesome!! Thank you laideebugdigital.com for your beautiful work of art. I’m so happy to have the book available again.
Thank you Seaside Publications for breathing new life into our book.
A few updates were made, but it is the same heart-filled four novellas with five happy endings!!

Four life-long friends face the biggest changes of their lives.
Four sisters–not related by blood, but by spirit–each embark on a quest.
Four women find out what they’re truly made of, and what love indisputably means.

Four friends–Universally connected–a hidden cove–the path to Destiny.

Contact me to let me know if you enjoyed the book or leave a review at your favorite retailer.
Happy reading!!
Christine


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Just last year…

March 13, 2018

Is it possible that our mini-Guam Hawaiian vacation was one year ago?

Yes. Facebook reminded me of that this past week. Several pictures of the family and friends who came together to build fresh memories popped up on my page. Fun times that we stored in our hearts’ journals and photo albums. Memories for us to pull up and share again in the future.

Many of those wonderful tidbits are making their way into my pending manuscripts and will continue to blossom in characters’ emotions, mannerisms, and dialogues. It’s funny that so many pieces and parts of memories can come together to form a unique character or scene. To become the puzzle pieces of fresh work. And odd, too, that Facebook had to remind me of that. Do you think the Universe is telling me to focus? To get the three pending projects finished? I have no doubt.

I’m currently reading a book by David Lynch – Catching The Big Fish – a book about Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. He’s been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over thirty years and he feels it has been central to his work in films, painting, and all areas of his life. I’m ready to embrace that too.

My husband started TM last year and I’ve seen a change in his view of the world, the calmness that seems to settle around him. So, I signed up to begin this weekend. To see if it can help me get back on track. I go for my first instructional class this Saturday and I’m hoping it will reopen my channels to create great stories. I’m ready.

I’ll let you know in a month or so how it’s working.
Until then, Hugs.


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Hawaii Beach Walk

March 21, 2017

I just returned from an awesome “mini-Guam” reunion in Hawaii. One week on Oahu and one week on the Big Island. Our group ranged from six to nine, so we rented homes on each island to enjoy the ocean views, have cook outs, and enjoy each others company. We caught up on the last sixteen years and are planning more reunions in the future!

Of course, I took my laptop and was able to spend a few days writing with the aqua-blue water crashing in front of me. I let my mind brew new scenes while we took in the sights, and I’m raring to get back to work full-time.

I’ve set a few deadlines for myself. Finish Margie Lawson’s awesome lecture packets by April 8th. Finish Passion’s Promise MS by June 1st. I’m attending OWFI in Oklahoma City on May 4th and though I will be networking and attending some workshops, a dear friend and I will spend most of our time working on our individual WIP.

Life is crazy, but life is good. I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to a release date.
Until then… Hugs!!!


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Come Walk the Beach with me…

March 2, 2017

Coming Soon!!!

Yesterday was my father’s birthday, so my walk included many wonderful memories of him. He’s been watching over me from heaven for over twenty-two years, and though the ache of missing him has ebbed and flowed, it’s always more intense on special days…

Pelicans glide overhead, circling, floating, and I feel peace wash over me. Is it my dad’s way of confirming he is near? A signal that he knows I’m thinking of him and wishing him a happy day?

He had so many wonderful qualities that I’ve tried to incorporate them into my characters. Writing Passion’s Promise is no different. I will infuse his integrity, the generous heart he shared with others, his wisdom through Spencer, Nick and Uri. Yes, Uri is visiting with us again. So are Kyle and Big. I have a few other characters from Passion’s Race and Passion’s Spirit making cameo appearances, and oh my, I just thought of an excellent twist to the plot.

I love when this happens. My mind is focused on today’s writing plan and BAM a new scenario pops into my thoughts. A surprise I hope you, my readers, will enjoy! The thread is twining in my brain and excitement shoots through me. The colors, the emotions, the rhythm of the story blend to form another sub-plot to deepen the overall story and to tie up some loose ends from my previous books.

I won’t give anything away, but I must get back to my computer to get these images written. They are spinning so quickly that I can’t risk missing the rich details of each sentence, each scene, each movement to paint the whole.

Okay, my walk just turned into a run… So, until next time.
Hugs – Christine


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Today’s Walk on the Beach…

January 24, 2017

As I walk today, I try fiercely to focus on my characters and their scenes, but my eyes are drawn to the devastation that remains three months after Hurricane Matthew. Many are working to protect what’s left of their property, but quite a few lost everything and have done nothing to clear away the debris, the fragments of their lives.

My heart is heavy for those who had to abandon their homes and now have nothing to come back to. How do they pick up the pieces and move forward? Do they clear the land and rebuild? Or does the fear of further desolation keep them running?

Mother Nature can be brutal, ravaging homes large and small, and the only ray of sunshine is no lives in our area were lost. Our entire area was evacuated, saving the people and pets, but where do they go from here?

It’s tough to write about an athletic journey or love and friendship when I gaze at the destruction and worry about the ones who lost everything. I did realize that I have a few scenes, already written, that need to be moved to a different location in the story. I’ll tackle those today. In the meantime, I’m going to sit and reflect and thank the stars for protecting the lives of so many in our community and hope that tomorrow is a brighter day. Until next time, HUGS.

So much lost

Our old beach crossover!

Our new beach crossover

Gorgeous beach


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Take a walk on the beach with me…

January 2, 2017

Hi. I’m starting the new year with a new purpose and a new look. My new website is up and I’d like you to take a look at it. www.christinemazurk.com

walking The Beach

I have two books to finish writing and a marathon to train for, so I’m reorganizing how I work in 2017. The mornings will start with a run or some other workout, then I’ll get to the computer to write.

I plan to walk the beach at low tide to focus on the scenes that still need to be written, and I’m inviting you to come along. We’ll do this a few times a month. I’ll share some of my thoughts about what the characters are doing without giving away too much of the story.

Today we’ll walk with PJ Madison and Spencer Hayes, the two main characters in Passion’s Promise. PJ has reluctantly agreed to train for an Ironman race to help heal her splintering family. It was a difficult decision for her as she’s graduating from veterinary school and currently studying for the boards. Spencer, her best friend, basically cornered her to accept her mother’s challenge and because he knows how dead set against competition PJ is, he has decided to train with her and race by her side.

I’m imagining the tension that can arise between two friends as they focus on the three disciplines, two of which are PJ’s strengths, the other not-so-much! As I think about their first bike ride together, I imagine them getting passed by a group of pros. Knowing the bike is not PJ’s strength, will Spencer take chase and try to catch the pros or will he stick with his best friend to keep her focused? I know the scenario that’s running through my head, so I best get back to the computer and get it captured on the pages.

Until next time, hugs!!!


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Author Alerts

September 12, 2016

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Until next time, hugs,

Christine

 

 

 


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Mid-year Update

July 23, 2016

Running The Beach

Fly Like A Bird…

The other office view…

 

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a while since my last post. I didn’t have any new news to share, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. I’m plugging away on two new stories; the third in the Passion’s Series – which I now think of as “the athletic journey” series and the second in the Mystical Series – now tagged as “the spirit with a message” series.  Both sets of characters are scrambling around in my brain, begging for attention!

I’m now splitting my writing view between the ocean and the mountains. No more St. Louis. Maybe the view dictates which characters shout the loudest? Passion’s Promise is set in St. Augustine, FL (Ocean) and Mystical Moments is set in San Francisco, CA (West Coast; mountains). Hmm, that theory seems to hold true! At this moment, I writing looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, and PJ Madison and Spencer Hayes are in mid-action, training to do Ironman Florida (an early November race).

I also think my runs on the beach at low-tide inspire the feelings and emotions necessary for writing the athletic journey piece of the story. Concentrating on the feel of my muscles as they work to carry me across the sand helps bring life to PJ and Spencer! And breathing in the salty tag of the ocean refreshes my senses.

Having said that, maybe it’s time for me to hit the beach to drum up some more inspiration for tomorrow’s scenes.

Until next time – Hugs!


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Passion’s Spirit now available for Pre-order

October 1, 2015

Passion’s Spirit

Passion’s Spirit is now available for pre-order at amazon.com, iTunes, B&N, and Kobo. Official release date is 10/27/15. Pre-order price is discounted; $3.99 for eBook. Regular price becomes effective November 4th. Order your copy today to take advantage of the sale price.

Mike Dawson, owner of Mike’s Resort on Guam, hosts Team Fear US, an Ironman triathlon team, during their training months each year. He is the island’s legendary surfer-dude playboy, surrounded by beautiful tourists, and he’s happy to show them a good time because he’s all about the short-term. No risk, no commitment.

This year, the team shows up with a few new faces from Team Fear US2 and Natalie Walsh, their buttoned-up doctor, a lone-wolf runner extraordinaire. Over time, working with these endurance athletes sparks her competitive nature and she embarks on her own athletic journey as a marathon runner not just to race but to win. Is she fast enough to qualify for Boston? The Olympic trials?

Natalie’s brother, confined to a wheelchair after a football injury that turned him into a bitter recluse, at his sister’s insistence grudgingly embarks on his own athletic journey with Team Fear US2. Does he recover more than his competitive spirit?

Surfer-dude Mike vows to help the gorgeous doctor relax and learn what island life is all about. She doesn’t trust anyone, especially him, yet he slowly breaks down her walls of defense. Though they both fight the magnetic pull, some unknown force keeps pushing them together.

Can she stop running long enough to recognize a trustworthy soul and allow him to care for her? Will he realize he can open his heart and share more than a one-night stand?

In the end, will either have the courage to change? To risk life as they know it for the unknown?

Bonus material: read an excerpt from book 3 in the Passion’s Series, Passion’s Promise, PJ Madison’s story!!

Time to get back to work. Mystical Moments, Anya Quinlan’s story is taking shape.

Until next time,

Hugs ~ Christine ~

 


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Passion’s Spirit (book 2 of the Passion’s Series)

September 9, 2015

Passion’s Spirit

Finally, Passion’s Spirit will be available in paperback and eBook in October 2015. Woohoo!! Can you see me doing the Snoopy Dance?

I have to share. It’s taken many more months than planned to have this book ready. Why? Because new twists and turns kept popping up at the most unusual times. Like my other books, these surprises made me sit back and ask; why is this important? And why should the story go in this new direction instead of the way I had it planned?

I’m glad I listened to my muse, because she took me on an emotional and sometimes riveting  roller coaster ride with ideas that strengthen the plot lines and overall story arc. The characters showed more vulnerabilities and met tougher challenges. They overcame those challenges in a surprising and emotionally satisfying way, not one I expected, but one I gladly embraced as the words filled the screen. I think you’ll love the journey Mike Dawson and Natalie Walsh traveled.

In the end, I have to say, the extra time spent on this story allowed me to tweak the team members personalities while revisiting their favorite training ground, the island of Guam. I felt I was there again even though it’s been many years since we lived on the island. I had my Guam-go-to-team on hand to keep me updated on island changes in order for the setting to feel authentic throughout the story. (Although, remember it is still a work of fiction!)

I also think, whether you’re an athlete or not, you’ll enjoy the athletic journey. Who wouldn’t with this group of crazy knuckleheads? They will make you laugh and they’ll make you cry…

So, stay tuned for the pre-order dates – you’ll be able to buy it at a discount – and the official release date (Price will remain discounted for the first week.) I should know the details by Sept. 21st.

Until then, enjoy your own journey.

Hugs ~ Christine ~

 

 

 

 


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