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It’s that time of the year that I really don’t care for. Call me scrooge if you will but I’m not a fan of the ‘holiday season’ and it all starts with Thanksgiving. It has nothing to do with the fact that I am a quarter Creek Indian, because truth be known, my tribe was wiped out mostly by the Cherokee,or so I’m told. It may have something to do with a ‘needle in my eye’ which my eye doctor says I’ll have to do to reduce swelling in my left eye if I don’t lower my blood sugar and sodium levels. So that’s my traditional turkey dinner right there.

Thanksgiving also marks the ‘official’ start of the holiday season. Which generally means that whether you celebrate Xmas or not, everyone else will, and that means the most popular excuse for slacking off on just about everything will reverberate all over the place ‘…cant do anything until after the holidays..’ Holidays is deliberately generic to include all religions and beliefs because the excuse is non-denominational.

Of course with the economy the way it is, it’s going to be a not so merry a holiday as in celebrations long past. But I’ve done all my shopping via catalogue and made good my determination to not spend money I don’t have, so the four people I get gifts for are put on alert. It’s that thought that counts! But just so you know I’m not completely down on the holidays, I and my partner will celebrate at his place with the food of OUR choosing and not traditional, and will watch television and the Macy’s parade and and enjoy each other’s company.

Things to be grateful for: I am so grateful to my partner Will who held my hand all the while I tolerated the pain of my foot healing. I am grateful for the lessons learned from the foot infection that knocked me out for several months. I am grateful it’s almost healed completely, I am so grateful to my publishing company and the swell of support I get from them in making me a ‘star’. I am grateful for the limited enterprises that allowed me premium cable, internet, and the 4s Iphone. I am grateful for staying just a little bit connected to my biological brothers and my teenaged nephew.

And although I can be mean and cynical, there is not a day that goes by that I don’t give thanks for all the above. And as for Xmas and all its commercial trappings I hope that those who love it, do truly enjoy it, with all my blessings, and the once a year goodwill toward mankind.

WHEN A STRANGER CALLS was written a while back and at the time I thought it truly was a SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, homage. The lead character could easily have been me since I truly identify with Peter. I’m sure we have all done some things that we rather not have publicized, and here Peter discovers some guy may be chronicling his every move. Creepy? Maybe, hot, erotic and entertaining? You better believe it.

For those of you waiting for the next installment of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, I’m working on it. There’s a lot of sex in it, more than usual maybe but…anyway just finishing it up now, so patience because it promises to be hotter than the first one. Last word, my new paperback release CAIN BERLINGER’S DARKSIDE is a great stocking stuffer! Order now!!

SO HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND THE BEST THANKSGIVING!! Please remember to sign my guestbook before you log out!!