Get ready to curl up in bed and hide under the covers!

Coming next in The Cornelius Saga series…

Get ready to curl up in bed and hide under the covers!

Release date will be announced on March 20th. Click this link to grab the other books in this popular series if you haven’t read them all: mybook.to/corneliuscomplseries

A FAINT WHISPER

Never Push a Woman to Her Limit When all She Knows is Pain! * 0.99 cents Kindle Countdown Deal

An Amazon Bestseller 10 Minutes before Sleeping cover

This book is rarely ever discounted, but today it’s going for a mere .99 cents.

Blurb:

Having suffered grave injustices as a child and continuously threatened to be expelled to a land totally foreign to her by those who should protect her, can anyone condemn Eva for the crime she ultimately commits – an irreversible snap decision? Or is the sin just too great? From No. 1 Best-selling Author Tanya R. Taylor comes a Romantic Thriller that will linger in your mind for years to come!

Never push a woman to her limit when all she knows is PAIN.

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Feeling Blessed

I had no idea (until today) that I was also featured in another one of the leading local newspapers on February 23rd. Many thanks to The Nassau Guardian, The Tribune and The Punch newspapers. And also to Fay Knowles, a remarkable journalist and friend!
Sincere thanks as well to The University of The Bahamas for inviting me as a speaker at their upcoming Blue Flamingo Literary Festival scheduled for March 23rd. It’s indeed an honour. 🙂
 

Excerpt from The Lost Children of Atlantis

Will be released on Wednesday, February 28th!

Excerpt:

~ Water’s Edge ~

Sunday, July 6th

“Here, kitty kitty!” Brandon Haygood could have kicked himself for losing sight of his precious cat during their forest walk.

Emerging from the shade of a cluster of tall trees, he came upon a body of water he never knew was there – a long stretch of resplendent liquid as far as his eyes could see. Nothing else was noticed other than a few houses farther down and the vast forest behind him. His beloved Pearl was nowhere in sight.

Looking out at the water, Brandon got the sense that it possessed a mystical quality, and stepping a few feet closer to the water’s edge, that feeling of its esoteric attributes intensified. A hundred yards down the sea shore, little Pearl with her brown and white fur was a mere ten yards away from the water. She could hear the soft, gentle voices summoning her to come closer, and for a short while, she stood and listened as her ears perked forward to their constant call. She soon advanced with several short steps and could hear Brandon calling her now too, but the voices from the water were shamelessly more appealing, more calming, and each second that sailed by, nearly irresistible.

“Here, kitty kitty!” Brandon started walking down the stretch. There was no way with his Myopia that he could see Pearl from that distance.

Pearl had finally made it to the water’s edge; the summoning still in full force. The water glistened beneath the rays of the sun and barely moved with the light wind.

“Come in!” Went a loud whisper that the cat seemed to have clearly understood. One paw hit the water and Pearl pulled back. It wasn’t cold; it just didn’t feel…right. Suddenly, there was a slight ripple of the water and from beneath emerged a head of long, black, straggly, shoulder-length hair, a face hidden beneath and a hand that reached out and grabbed Pearl’s little foreleg and pulled her into the water. The cat’s meow was heard by Brandon a good ways off as the animal was yanked beneath the mysterious sea.

“Kitty?” Brandon squinted his eyes attempting to see farther down. “Is that you, kitty?”

He started in the direction of what he thought was a squeal, then halfway there where the ripple had been, he heard a cat’s meow. Excitement filled his veins; he was sure he was getting closer to his beloved Pearl. He turned his head in the direction of the water again. It seemed to be glistening even brighter in the sun. He thought it looked magical.

“Come!” He heard in a whisper! “Come over here!”

Brandon knew he had heard that beautiful, soft voice as clear as day. He was sure that body of water was somehow beckoning him.

“Meow!”

“Kitty! kitty! Where are you?!” He stopped in his tracks, looking more closely at the water as far out as his eyes would permit. He was sure he had heard his cat’s cry from somewhere in the midst of it. Standing there, he felt a strange gravitation and slowly, he advanced to the water’s edge. “I’m coming for you, kitty. Don’t be afraid.”

He stepped in and immediately something grabbed his ankle and he was pulled under. His brown hat alone remained on the seashore.


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A Bit of Book News

Death of an Angel (Cornelius book 7)Just a bit of news for all those following my series, The Cornelius Saga, the sixth book in the series The Lost Children of Atlantis will be released on the 28th of this month and is currently on Pre-order HERE at a very low price. However, the other news is that book 7 – Death of an Angel is also now available for Pre-order. You can get it at this link. I would not continue the series if people were not still showing interest in it. If you’re not a fan of Mira and Little Rosie Cullen yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! Don’t take my word for it. Read the reviews starting with my number 1 bestseller Cornelius

In this riveting installment, will a member of the Cullen family stare death right in the face?

A devastating accident on the highway.
A ripple effect of calamity.

Mira and Rosie Cullen are no strangers to the elements of the paranormal– some terrifying and some not so much. But in this episode of The Cornelius Saga, one of them will see the face of an entity none of us – dead or alive – wishes we would ever see!

What readers think of this bestselling series:

* “Omg loved it. Have been reading so many zombie, every body dies type stories, this picked me right up.” Review of book one ‘Cornelius’

* “‘Cornelius’ captured and held my interest, I did not put the book down until I read the entire book.”

* “The writer has an upbeat way of telling the story that draws you in to caring about the characters. Her style is clear and simple, reminding me of times long gone by and of my own childhood and family.” – Review of book two ‘Cornelius’ Revenge’

* “Did not want it to end. It was that good!” – Review of book three ‘Cara’

* “’We See No Evil’ takes the reader on one more exciting Cullen adventure. Another winner by Tanya R. Taylor!” – Review of book four ‘We See No Evil’

* “Would love to see this book turned into a movie or television series. There are so many twists and turns to keep you wanting more. Glad I bought it.” – Review of book five THE CONTRACT: Murder in The Bahamas’

* Book 6 – ‘The Lost Story of Atlantis’ currently on Pre-order.

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CARA NOW HAS A NEW LOOK!

Book two in the bestselling Cornelius Saga Series now has a brand new look! I love it and hope you do too :).

Not all children are innocent — at least not in this story!

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Dark, disturbing secrets involving a strange little girl begin to surface. Mira knows that something isn’t quite right.

After being bullied on the first day at her new school, Rosie Cullen has found a new friend in a mysterious loner named Cara. Rosie knows her only by her first name, but feels she has an obligation to be there for her in an otherwise lonely existence. Mira, Rosie’s gifted mother, allows the budding friendship for a time, but soon senses that things are NOT what they appear to be.

The Cullens will eventually discover that what they initially thought was a worthy deed has turned out to be an unforgettable nightmare.

“I took care of things,” Cara replied casually. “I had no choice. Besides, they deserved it.”

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I will be unveiling the cover for Book 6 in The Cornelius Saga Series shortly. 🙂

Excerpt: 10 Minutes before Sleeping

Excerpt: 10 Minutes before Sleeping

I shouldn’t be sitting here before you right now. We had such great plans for our future, so I have to wonder, how did I end up like this? How did we end up like this? Why am I even bothering to speak with you? Does it even matter? I mean…how could it ever make a difference after all that’s been said and done?

My life is over. I became a failure the moment I was conceived by adults who cared nothing about me. A father who was ashamed of me and a mother who had “better” things to do with her life than raise her only child. My kids might be okay in spite of it all, but how will I ever know? Are you willing to help me or is this just a story for you to tell — straight from the horse’s mouth?

There was a slight clearing of the throat from somewhere within the large, scantily-filled room, but other than that, one could hear a pin drop. The woman sitting opposite Eva in a cold, steel chair with the rounded seat simply looked on, unaware for the first time in her career of what her response to a mere question should be. But Eva was clearly different from all the others she had spent her valuable time with. This thirty-one year-old Cuban-Haitian was no regular detainee. This woman had a story to tell and Trina Hines – undoubtedly sophisticated and classy in almost every sense – would step on anyone or anything to ensure that she was the first one Eva would tell it to.

Don’t miss this powerful story. One that will likely linger in your mind for years to come.

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The New Year is Almost Here!

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Haunted Cruise: The Shakedown is now on Sale For a Limited Time – 0.99c.

This is going to be one unforgettable journey across the deep, blue sea.

Dellie Hayworth has landed a job with one of the largest shipbuilding companies after years of unemployment. She is sent off to sea with her marriage in shambles and seemingly beyond repair. For two weeks, she will reside in the luxury vessel, ‘The Caesar’, in anticipation of what awaits her when she returns home. However, she, nor any other member of the crew, can fathom what awaits them in the middle of the ocean.

“With Haunted Cruise, Author Tanya R. Taylor Joins Ranks of Horror Greats” – Tweet by America’s Most Haunted (2016).

A terrifying cruise with unlikely passengers. Who would have thought that a simple shakedown could have turned out like this?

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Buried Dreams

I believe the last time I shared this piece that I wrote with anyone was last year around this time. I made a bunch of copies for a class full of kids I was invited to speak with in their Creative Writing class. I hope you find it inspiring too…

Buried Dreams

 

You may have heard something to the effect of “The graveyard is full of unrealized goals, unlived dreams and untapped-into potential”. In other words, it simply means that many people have died having not lived their lives to their absolute, fullest potential. By the same token, I’m sure that some people tried to live their dream and worked really hard at it, but unfortunately, for some reason or the other didn’t see it materialize.

Achieving great things by use of our gifts and talents oftentimes do not come easily. People who have become majorly successful in life will probably tell you that it took a lot of blood, sweat and tears, serious thoughts of wanting to give up, and episodes of utter hopelessness after seeing no way that things can possibly work out in their favor. Yet, they are now living those dreams and finally able to exhale. You may wonder what it took; how they made it and the simple answer to that is: Indomitable Persistence. Persistence in the face of difficulty; persistence in the face of opposition & ridicule; persistence in the face of hopelessness & despair; drying the tears, dusting themselves off and getting back up — and repeating that scenario over and over again.

The road to realizing your dream is not an easy one to travel. It is a terribly rough surface filled with unbelievably huge potholes that require a great test of your fortitude and faith to get across. You must be able to envision that beautiful, smoothly paved road on the other side although it is nowhere in sight. The bottom line is the desire to achieve your dream must be far beyond the comprehension of others; it must be glued to and ingrained in every fiber of your being. Otherwise, when the road gets rough (and it will) you will throw in the towel and put it aside – probably forever – and those goals, dreams & aspirations will join the millions of others in the graveyard. If it’s not difficult enough to test every bit of determination in your soul, then it’s not truly your dream, your goal, your aspiration. I believe we can all achieve whatever level of success appointed to us; many times we get so discouraged and give up just before the breakthrough. If only we can see how close we really are.

 – Tanya R. Taylor