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The Christmas magic is real 

The magic of Christmas has enveloped me. Last night we went driving around town looking at the Christmas lights. I was taken back to my days as a child as my eyes danced in the twinkling of each bulb. We saw really cute penguins, elves, reindeer, and moose. We also saw some very unique decor with Santa as a hockey player complete with a Maple Leaf jersey, Santa on a  camouflage motor bike, and the one that made me tear up a beautiful white lighted Eiffel Tower. Then the chorus of questions poured in like a hot cup of insatiable curiosity. I then remembered all my inquisitive questions that I bombarded my Mom with every year. From my precious preschooler:

“Will Santa bring me my Bat Cave?”

“Does Santa like cookies or muffins?”

“Will he wake me up when he gets here so we can play with his reindeer?”

From my wise but vulnerable to the truth, elementary school student:

“How will Santa come to our house if we don’t have a chimney?”

“How will he walk through the front door and not set off the alarm?”

And the last one I’m hearing more and more this year…

“Is Santa really real-or is just you and Dad?”

I think back to what my Mom said all those years ago and it’s the same thing that I’ve told my oldest son.


Merry Christmas blessings to you from our house to yours. ?

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Prescription for ratings book review

I’ve read a book I can’t stop thinking about it.  It reminded me of the premise of Running Man, a science fiction novel by Stephen King (but was released under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman in May 1982)  and then made into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger five years later.  It’s by a new author I have found and started beta reading for. It’s a continuation of the prequel Dystopian Nation City-of State-How to kill Your Senator that sets up the back story for the characters and the dystopian society they live in. I suggest you read this novel first to get to know these people and the world they’re surviving in. I really enjoyed the plot twists and turns and how easy it was to get into these characters heads in this dark, surreal thriller. 
 Dystopian Nation: Prescription for Ratings by Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills and James Courtney is the Big Brother TV show meets the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. The story starts out with introducing us to Dr. Tyler Wright who works at the National Hospital on Layer 7. We soon learn of Tyler’s career ambitions and how torn he is to aspire to them. The committee that he’s now part of begins to introduce him City States new contestants of the TV reality show. Chelle, Harvey, Faye, and Kenneth. They all sit in this glass house eating dinner while population of City State watches eagerly to see what will transpire. 

Chelle– wife of Harvey has been living a wonderful life in D Class layer 7. Things take a turn for the worst and she finds herself a contestant in the reality show. 

Harvey– husband of Chelle, has a comfortable existence working at the air car plant. He loves his wife but is a bit complacent with his career direction. Which then leads him to being a contestant along with Chelle. 

Faye-Nineteen year old sister of Kenneth who wants a better chance at life than living in the slums of layer 6. She leaves behind her family and ends up on City States new reality series. 

Kenneth-younger brother of Faye desperate to stop the fighting and physical abuse his sister suffers from their Mother; the verbal abuse and co-dependency he has inflicted on him daily. He finds himself following in his sisters footsteps of being a reality tv show contestant. 

What follows next you have to read to believe! As the scene changes and it’s every dog for themselves. The writing is superb as Kaisy and James make you really care about these characters and the lives that they’re living. The ebook is now available on Amazon today. Please give it a read and a review and support new authors and their talents. Thank you. ?

Amazon link for Kindle:

City of State-Television Prescription for Ratings- The Contestants 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00ZNQRWSY?ref=aw_sitb_digital-text

Dystopian Nation City of State-How to Kill Your Senator

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00S37N67G/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1435258917&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=dystopian+city+of+state+how+to+kill+your+senator

Follow Kaisy and James here:

https://citystatewritings.wordpress.com/

Excerpt from City of State Television Perscription for Ratings-The Contestants

“Tonight is the end, 

so forget your friend,

 and grasp at a chance for glory. 

You’re thinking there’s more 

but what’s in store is a house of horrors-

how gory.”

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