Favorite Gifts

I had a wonderful Christmas. I hope you did, too. My family knows me so well, they know what I like. So I got some perfect gifts, gifts that have become some of my favorite things.

18254I got some fuzzy socks and PJs from my daughter, the kind of PJs you want to spend the day in. I love writing in my PJs, especially when the weather is as chilly as it has been in Texas.

 

 

18245Chocolate was a big theme this year. Hey. I’m not complaining! Who doesn’t love some Godiva chocolates? The candle makes my entire house smell like I’ve been baking brownies.

 

 

 

18241My friends know on a cold night, I like to sip on something that warms me from the inside out. And I’m way over 21, guys, so don’t worry about me. :)

 

 

 

18237Who doesn’t love something to snuggle up in? Yes, winter finally came to SE Texas, but it’s usually short lived. Still, you need something to keep you warm for those days.

 

 

 

18233I also got a foot cleaner (it tickles!) and a massager to loosen up my tight shoulder muscles after a day of writing. And I’m on  a deadline crunch right now—but I can’t really talk about that just yet.

 

 

17768Ahh..What can I say? My son and his girlfriend know me too well! Again, I’m over 21.

 

 

 

18229And this is what I bought for myself for Christmas. I ordered it online. I knew I’d have a good use for it, and guess what? I was right. I use it constantly!

 

 

What’s your favorite gift you received for Christmas?

 

 

Winner!

The winner of last week’s giveaway of your choice of one of my Shadow Falls books is Sheri Cruz. Congratulations! Please email me you address and you choice of a book to cc@cchunterbooks.com.

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To Resolute or Not to Resolute

fa757bcac08468df88e20139d65742dbIt’s a New Year.  For some of us it means new goals.  New hope.  A fresh start.

Yup, it’s New Year’s resolution time.  Time to reflect.  Time to plan.  Time to shake off our mistakes and start brand new with a different blueprint.

I totally get why some people have given up on the process and why they’ve concluded it never works.  A lot of our last year’s resolutions lie littered at our feet, collecting like dead leaves.  And if you look back to past years, I can only conclude I need a big rake and big wheel barrel to move those dead goals to a big compost pile.

It’s so dad-burn, dad-blasted infuriatingly frustrating realizing we didn’t meet last year’s goals.  Or even the year before.  It’s hard to swallow the fact that we failed.  Yup, I see why some just give up.  I get it.  I understand it.

But I can’t go there.

Now, I’m not questioning anyone’s process.  Nor will I try to tell you what you should do.  I think everyone deals with hope, goals, and even failure differently.  The self-improvement journey is a very personal process.  What motivates one person, can send another into sheer panic mode.

Yet, in my mind, shedding myself of the whole New Year’s resolution process is like I’m saying, “I’ll just fail so why try?”  It’s throwing in the towel, before I step into the ring.  It’s concluding that I have no control over my future.  And I just can’t do that.

So here I sit, after I’ve spent New Year’s morning watching the CBS Sunday Morning show.  And I’m caught in this emotional, but hopeful mood. While my husband always watches these end-of-the-year shows, I’ve been known to avoid them because as I told my husband last year, “I’ve already grieved for the bad things that happened this year and for the people we lost. Why start out on the New Year’s journey carrying that pain in my pocket?”

no-resolutionAnd yet, today I have a slightly different perspective on it.  I mean, I’ve always known that pain can be cathartic.  That it can point to a problem, that it can remind us of our mistakes, and often times, only by reflecting on the pain can we move past something.  But as I was hit by all of the senseless loss of life, like what happened in Orlando, I felt the anger and the empathy for the families of those who died, but I also recalled how the tragedy brought some of us closer.  How strangers reached out to help strangers.  Right then, I realized we shouldn’t wait for tragedy to reach out.  Why wait to offer a little time to the lonely, a smile to strangers, and a few dollars to a charity that tugs at our heartstrings, when we can do it now?

When I was forced to see the faces and grieve again for all those who made me smile, dance, and think—the ones who brought me and millions of others joy—I realized that as sad as this loss is, the reason they have touched the lives of so many is because they followed their dreams.   They set out to make their lives, their goals and resolutions.  They fought against failure, they took chances.  I’m sure they had their share of failed resolutions.  Some of them shared their demons with us.  Some of them lost to that demon.  But their triumphs can be an inspiration and their pain and failures can offer wisdom.  And the fact that they are no longer with us, offers us a realization that time, love and life isn’t a promise.  It’s a gift we should not waste.

So with all these scrambled emotions rushing through me, I finally came up with my resolutions.  I know they say to be specific, but this year, I’m trying something different.  This year, I want to be more aware of my choices.  Each and every one of them.  I want to be present and mindful in my decisions.

Before I choose to play a computer game for the third or fourth round, I want to be conscious of how I’m using my time.  Before I eat the second or third cookie, I want to be aware that I’m choosing to stay at my current weight or possibly gain more.  Before I buy my trigger foods that encourage me to cheat, I want to realize I’m probably going to cheat.  Before I make other commitments to people, I want to consider how that effects my writing time.  I want my choice to stay up too late, to compute to the fact that I’m choosing to be less productive the next day.

slide_331219_3272321_freeI want to be more conscious that will power isn’t one big thing.  It’s a lot of little things.  A lot of little choices.  I want to realize that I’m the one who’s responsible for my life.  Perhaps everything isn’t in my control, but for the things that are, I want to be in the driver’s seat. And I don’t want to end up someplace where I don’t want to be because I kept my blinders on.

So what about you?  What’s your take on resolutions?  Have you made any?

Today I will offer a copy of one of any book in my Shadow Falls series, to one person who leaves a comment.  Oh, and Happy New Year! (Sorry, but this giveaway is for US residents only. And, as always, if you’re reading this on Goodreads, you must go to my blog site and leave a comment there to enter.)

Winner!!

The winner of last week’s giveaway is Victoria A. Congratulations! Please email me at cc@cchunterbooks.com and send me your mailing address.

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Happy Holidays and 2016

happy-holidaysIt’s that time of year again. It’s hard to believe it’s going to be 2017. This past year went by so quickly, and each year seems to go by more and more quickly the older I get. I don’t know why that is because each year still has 365 days. But around this time, I always find myself looking back over the previous year and counting my blessings–and there have been many. I said a final good bye to my Shadow Falls characters in Midnight Hour, my final Shadow Falls book. Now that was hard–really hard, but I’m a better person for having known them. I also wrote a new book, unrelated to Shadow Falls, but it’s still about friendships, has a bit of paranormal, some mystery and a lot of heart. I’ll let you know when to expect it in book stores in a bit. I also did some traveling in 2017 to many states in the U.S. and also to Denmark, which was beautiful. I met so many of my fans this year at book stores, conferences and book fairs. I appreciate you all more than you know. So, thanks for making 2016 a year to remember and be thankful for.

As I look ahead, I’m thinking about what 2017 will bring. I already have some exciting things planned–but I can’t say anything about that just yet. So, I guess you’ll just have to wait. :)

I have my final giveaway of 2016. If you leave a comment telling me about something wonderful that happened to you in 2016, you could win a signed foreign edition of one of my books.

Wishing Happy Holidays to you all!

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What’s in your wallet? Purse? Closet?

closetIt happened.  My closet had gotten out of control.  So hubby and I were cleaning it together.  We had clothes and shoes strewn all over the bedroom floor.  Hubby’s was on the floor, holding up items and asking, “Keep or throw?”

He picked up a purse.  I saw it was worn on the bottom, so I said, “Toss.  But check to make sure nothing’s in it.”  I swear I did not know what was it there.  Had I known, I wouldn’t have been in the house.

He stuck his hand in the purse, moved it around and then turned the purse over and shook it.

I saw it fall out.  A scream rose up my throat.  I leapt back.

16726It was the biggest darn spider I’d ever seen.  I swear I saw the thing blink.  It landed on all eights, crouched down like a dog ready to attack.

I screamed, one of those kind of screams that come from the belly button area, and I started doing the It’s-a-Spider-Dance.  Hubby grabbed a shoe and smashed it.  And believe me there was a lot of smash to clean up.  Which hubby did. Guess who is going to be cleaning the closet out by himself from now on?

Who says closet monsters don’t exit? What’s in your closet?

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More on C.C. Hunter

October 28, 2016 this interview was posted on Lisa Loves Books. I thought I’d share it with you.

  1. If you found a genie, what would be your three wishes?

* Good health for myself and my loved ones.  We so often take that for granted.

* More laughter.  I think laughter is a weapon we need to confront the stresses of everyday life.  I love to laugh and do it often.  But I could still use a little more.

*  More time.  I really need twenty-eight hours in a day.  It’s so hard to balance everything I want to do in a twenty-four hour period.  I need a few more hours of work time. an hour more of play time and another hour of family time.

  1. What do you hope readers will take away from reading this book (Midnight Hour)?

I don’t write a book for the take-away lesson, I write to entertain.  That said, every book I write ends up with an underlying message depending on what the character needs to learn, and what she will encounter on her journey through her own character arc.  For Miranda, my dyslexic witch, her arc included overcoming self-doubt.  Discovering that even our flaws. when dealt with properly, can offer us gifts and talents.  This story was close to my heart considering that I’m also dyslexic.

  1. Tell us seven things we may not know about your writing life…

* I’m a workaholic.  I work around ten to twelve hours a day.

* I’m not one who writes well in Starbucks.  I like my office and I produce the most pages when I’m there.

* I love organization.  I don’t like clutter, but my office is a cluttered, organized mess.

* I have a foot massager under my desk, so I spend at least an hour a day getting my feet massaged while I write.

* I love writing. It’s my passion and I don’t ever plan to stop.  I love it so much that often I will forget to eat or even take a potty break.

* I cry, laugh and talk to myself when I write.  If someone saw me, they might think I need to be committed.

1_29* I’ve not only written and published young adult fiction, I write and publish adult humorous, romantic suspense as Christie Craig.  I also have published three non-fiction books.  And have published over 3000 articles for magazines.  In my non-fiction career, I interviewed Tom Selleck.

 

 

4. What can we expect from Midnight Hour?

51KfobWWWNL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Tears and laughter and a romance that will leave you sighing. You can expect a book that’s hard to put down.  A story that concludes the Shadow Falls series.  Good byes are hard.  I want to think I gave the readers the best one I could.

  1. Was there any particular research that you did for the new book?

You know, if someone checked out my Google searches while writing this book, they might be very concerned.  While writing this book, I searched bombs and explosions, snakes—if they can smell and what a cobra bite will do to a person—and how long it takes for a dead person to start stinking.

  1. When you start writing, do you already have an ending in mind, or do you just let the narrative go where it takes you?

240_f_78956126_zug3nrddspuopx5kku7aqpjnto4lj8ayI call myself a pantser, meaning I write by the seat of my pants.  My agent argues with me that I’m not a pantser, that I always know what’s going to happen.  I guess I do know some of it.  Before I start a book, I kind of know the dramatic events that will happen in the story.  I know what my character wants and sort of what is going to stand in their way to achieving that goal.  I figure out what they are most afraid of and how I’m going to make them face those fears.   I never write anything down.  It’s all in my head.  So, I might know a few things about the character and sort of have an idea of a few plot points.  It’s always the emotional cues that I know.  But much of my stories evolve as I’m writing them.  Amazingly, I don’t always have the ending scene in mind.  Often, that scene comes to me when I realize what is most important to the character.  The ending has to be powerful.  It needs to give me and my readers a big gulp of satisfaction.  A feeling that all is well in life.


51okuspyo0l-_ul1500_If you found a genie in a lamp, what would be your three wishes?

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Kylie, Della & Miranda Speak Out

October 30, 2016, Angela from The Reading Cave sat down with Kylie, Della and Miranda for an interview. I thought I’d share it with you.

coffeshopAngela: (Sitting in a cool coffee shop near the college with Kylie, Della and Miranda):  Congrats, gals!  I hear you just graduated.  I know y’all are planning on living together at college.  Can you tell me a little about your new place (is it a dorm, apartment, house rental).

Kylie:  We decided to go with a house.

Della:  Duh, can you image us living in a dorm?

Miranda:  Yeah, I mean with Della’s vampire ‘tude, Kylie’s glowing issues and my witch craft goofs, we all decided living by ourselves was the best thing.

Kylie:  Yeah, but we love the house.  It’s a three bedroom, two baths and nice living room and kitchen.

Della:  Yeah, but it stinks.  I think three college guys used to rent it. It smells like old beer and dirty male underwear.

Miranda:  I told you I could cast an aroma spell on it.

Della:  Sorry, I know you’re some big tree witch now, but I still don’t trust your powers. There’s no telling what you might conjure up.

Miranda:  (Rolling eyes and groaning) Can’t you ever lose the ‘tude?

Kylie:  Hey… we’re being interviewed here.  Let’s not fight.

Angela: (Looks at Kylie)  Are they still fighting?

Kylie:  To paraphrase Della, Do bears crap in the woods?

Miranda:  But we love each other.

coffee-latte-1Angela:  Freedom sounds so refreshing!  No more answering to adults although I have a feeling Burnett will have a bit of a hard time not checking up on y’all.  What are you planning on studying?

Miranda:  (Smiles)  I hate to say this, but it doesn’t feel a lot different.  I think toward the end, we pretty much did what we wanted to.  And Burnett isn’t as bad as Holiday.  She’s dropped in four times.  Not that I’m complaining.  But the last time she showed up, she had tears in her eyes when she left.  She says Shadow Falls isn’t the same without us. We all almost started crying.  I mean, we love it here, but we miss home.

Kylie:  (Nods and then laughs) Yeah, but when Burnett showed up I swear I had to talk him out of setting up an alarm system.

Della:  Yeah, and I told him we didn’t need an alarm.  Not as long as I’m here.  And as for what I’m majoring in?  Criminal Justice. My plans haven’t changed.  I’m going to work for the FRU.  I want to kick ass and catch bad guys.

Miranda:  I’m getting an education degree. Holiday has already guaranteed me a job teaching at Shadow Falls.  But I’m also hoping to work with dyslexic kids.  Teach them that dyslexia isn’t something that should stop you from achieving your dreams.

Angela:  (Looks at Kylie) What about you, Kylie?

Kylie: Psychology.  Holiday even said she got a glimpse into the future.  She said I’d go in that direction.  But . . . I might take some courses in Criminal Justice, too.

Angela:  You want to work for the FRU, too?

Kylie:  Not full time.  Just special cases. When they need me.

coffeeDella:  She’s a protector and can turn invisible.  That means she can kick butt like nobody can and walk into a room and spy on people without them ever knowing.  The FRU needs her.

Kylie:  Just not full time.

Angela:  Long distant relationships are hard, do you gals have a game plan for how you are going to handle it?

Miranda:  School’s is only about an hour away.  It’s not really long distance.  The biggest problem is finding the time.  Perry, Lucas, and even Chase are all taking classes at the junior college in Fallen and working part time with the FRU.  So we usually see them two or three times a week.  I wish it was more—I really miss him—but between the studying and classes, it really is probably for the best.

Della:  Lucas is the worst.  I mean he’ll show up here at 2 in the morning sometimes.

Kylie:  Chase does, too.

Della:  Not as bad as Lucas.  I’ve heard him come in for the last three nights.

Kylie:  (Smiles)  So my boyfriend misses me more.

Miranda:  Please.  Perry misses me so much he’s miserable. He would fly here every night if I let him.  But he has to study and work with the FRU. Living on six hours of sleep a night isn’t enough for him to be on top of his game.

Angela:  Can you hint about what you guys are doing after graduation?

Kylie:  Like Della and Miranda, I’ll probably go back to Shadow Falls, too.  With all the chameleons starting school there, Holiday needs another counselor.

Angela:  So all three of you are planning on going back?

Miranda:  Why not.  It’s home.  Not to disrespect our parents and that home, but Shadow Falls is where we learned who we are.  It’s where we faced most of our demons.  It’s where we really figured out our place in the world.  If we can help other supernaturals find that, then we’re happy to do that.  (Kylie and Della nod along with Miranda.)

Angela:  So what about . . .   I know you are young, but is marriage on the table?

Kylie:  Yeah.  (Kylie holds out her left hand and proudly shows off her engagement ring)  It’s official.  We’re getting married as soon as I graduate.

Angela: Congratulations.  (She looks at Miranda and Della.)

Della:  I don’t have a ring, but Chase is my soulmate.  And he’s already asking about the kind of jewelry I like.  He can’t hide shit from me.  I know he’s shopping.  (She smiles and her eyes lights up with love.)

Miranda:  Perry hasn’t come out and asked me.  But he’s hinted plenty.  He’s even shopping for a house and made me go see one right outside of Fallen.  He said I need to like it, because it’s going to be our house.

Angela:  So all ends well?

Miranda, Della, and Kylie:  Yes.  (They all smile and nod.)

Miranda:  It’s been a wild ride for all of us.  We’ve felt pain, we’ve laughed, and we found love.   We’ve discovered our strengths.

Kylie:  We’ve discovered who we are.

Della:  We’ve learned life comes with changes and to accept them is the only way to survive.

Angela:  So is this really goodbye?

Kylie:  Never say never.


So, tell me how you think Kylie, Della and Miranda will do in college? And do you think they’ll all end up back at Shadow Falls Camp?

 

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On Leaving Shadow Falls…

51KfobWWWNL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_With the release of Midnight Hour, I gave quite a few online interviews. I always enjoy that part of my job, especially when I get asked some unusual questions–and there have been some really strange ones. Anyway, this is an interview I did for B’s Book Reviews on Oct. 23rd. I thought you’d enjoy it, so here it is.

  1. How did you feel writing the end of the Shadow Falls series/universe?

Do you remember the feeling when you were young and your parents told you that you had to move?   And you had these friends who you loved and who were a part of your life?  That terrible feeling that you were walking away from people you loved and you knew in your heart that these people would no longer be a part of your life?  I cried so hard when I wrote the end of Midnight Hour.  The Shadow Fall’s characters are like family to me.  Since 2010, I’ve been with these characters.  I’m not going to say that I wouldn’t return to this world to write another book, but for now there are no plans.

  1. Out of the three main girls (Kylie, Della, and Miranda) which did you connect with most when writing as them?

That’s like asking me which of my children I connect with the most.  The truth is I connect with them all in different ways. They each have parts of me in them.  They have some of my traits, even some of my flaws. I spent five books with Kylie Galen.  I can honestly say, she’s more like me when I was young than the other girls.  Like Kylie, I’m an internalizer.  Even when young, I had a tendency to think something to death before I acted on it.

Della, however, she’s more like the person I’ve grown into, and often the person I wish I was more like.  She speaks her mind, calls it like she sees it.  I love that about her.  Ahh, but the very thing I love about her is what sometimes drives me crazy.

Miranda is smack dab in the middle of these two.  She’s sweet, but also a little sassy.  She can speak her mind when pushed.  But deep down she’s so insecure.  Dyslexia can do that to you.  I know, because we both share this trait.  I feel a special bond with her for that reason.  I loved watching her overcome the insecurities that dyslexia brings to so many people dealing with this disability. In Midnight Hour, Miranda moves past a lot of hurdles and finally knows and accepts her own abilities and strengths.

  1. What is coming next?

I’m almost finished with my next young adult novel.  It will be out in September 2017.  I’m unable to really talk about it, but I can tell you that it’s a little different in that it’s not paranormal.  It’s contemporary.  But it has a touch of woo-woo, a paranormal thread.  It has touches of my humor, but tons of heart and an element of mystery that will keep the readers turning pages.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this book.


You can still order Midnight Hour and share in the final chapter of my Shadow Falls series. Midnight Hour is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

Winner!!

The winner of last week’s giveaway is Jennifer Prager. Congratulations, Jennifer! You’ve won a $10 Amazon gift card. Email me at cc@cchunterbooks.com to claim your prize.

 

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Thanksgiving Traditions and Sticking Your Hand Where it Doesn’t Belong

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I did it.  On Friday night, I went shopping for my bird.  I got a twenty pounder this year.  Chubby little sucker.  While I’m not yet in the mood to perform the bi-annual holiday colonoscopy—where I stick my hand up the bird’s backside to pull out the giblets—I’m working up the courage.

In the Craig house, I’m the main cook.   Someone may bring a dish, but for the most part, this is my party and I’m running the show. This is not my choice, or my need to be top chef, it’s just happenstance when a person doesn’t hate cooking and doesn’t suck at it.

And I really don’t hate it.  Preparing Thanksgiving dinner is like a form of meditation for me.  I go in, find my Zen—well, I don’t find it until after I perform the colonoscopy—then it’s like I move from snapping beans to peeling potatoes to preparing the two P pies—pecan and pumpkin—in a yoga state of mind.

Now, I’m not going to brag that my Thanksgiving dinner is better than Martha’s, but I swear to you I’ve never sent anyone to the hospital, and I’ve gotten leftover requestseven from people who didn’t attend the dinner.  Oh, and I got a real compliment from a stuffing-loving Yankee friend of mine who said, “I still prefer my mama’s bread stuffing with oysters, but that was the best cornbread dressing I’ve ever eaten.”

And yes, I’m a cornbread-dressing gal.  I’m from Alabama and if anyone had tried to sneak an oyster in my grandmother’s dressing, she’d have brought out her Southern can of whoop ass.

That said, I respect a good stuffing, minus oysters, of course.  Frankly, every family has their own gotta-have Thanksgiving specialty dishes.  Some people don’t think you can ring the dinner bell unless they have a ham on their table keeping the turkey company.  But the way I see it is, after you fill up with turkey, dressing, and the side-dishes, you don’t have room for ham.  The only speck of pork on my holiday table is the bacon I use to season my fresh green beans.

Another thing that doesn’t appear on my table, or in my gravy, is anything I pull out of a turkey’s butt.  I know, I know, giblet gravy is almost a tradition—even a southern one.  But I’m sorry, I know where they came from, and in the Craig house they go straight from tail end to the trash.  I make gravy, darn good gravy, using the drippings from my turkey.

We’re not a yam or a sweet potato bunch people either.  Although, I admit I recall fondly my mama’s sweet potato crunch casserole that was more like pie with oven crispy pecans, corn flakes and coconut on top.  Yum.  But hubby’s not a fan, and growing up neither were my kids, so it got knocked off the tradition list.  Neither are we into gelatin salads or desserts.  Though I’ve had a few of both that are quite tasty.

Our dinner consists of turkey—not fried, but baked—dressing, southern mashed potatoes with lots of real butter, giblet free gravy, green beans, peas, rolls—to soak up the gravy—and pies and cookies.  Oh, I can’t forget the cranberry sauce.  Shamefully, I don’t make it myself.  I use the can.  As a matter of fact, we have a silly tradition—in honor of my daughter—of how we serve that cranberry sauce.

The first time we left my daughter at home for the weekend she was a teenager, and unaccustomed to feeding her own dog.  Well, let’s just say she didn’t excel at it.  When we came home, in the dog’s bowl, was canned dog food in a perfect cylinder-shaped form. Poor Bosco didn’t know what it was, and wasn’t eating anything in that shape.  So hubby always opens the can of cranberry sauce and serves it cylinder style.And every year we get a laugh out of it.

And that is the best part of Thanksgiving. Not the cylinder-shaped cranberry sauce, but sitting around the table, laughing, loving and reminiscing while surrounded by family and friends. It almost makes sticking my hand up a turkey’s backside worth it.

Oh, and the next best thing is I don’t have to clean up. Since I do the cooking that job goes to those who didn’t.

happy-thanksgiving-day-hd-wallpaper-2013-001So what’s it like at your house on Thanksgiving?  What are the traditional side dishes that show up at your table?  Do you do the cooking?  Do you put oysters in your dressing or stuffing? I’m giving away a $10 amazon card to one person who shares something about their Thanksgiving.  Make sure you come back next Tuesday to see if you won.

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

Winner!

The winner from last week is Kristen. Congratulations, you’ve won an e-copy of Fighting Back. Email me at cc@cchunterbooks.com.

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Miranda & Me

51KfobWWWNL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Midnight Hour has been out for a few weeks now.  This book is very special to me not only because it’s my final Shadow Falls book, but because I really felt Miranda’s story needed to be told. After all, I wrote Kylie’s story.  I wrote Della’s story.  I couldn’t leave Miranda out.  When she first came into being, and I gave her my own disability of dyslexia, I felt compelled to write her story so I could watch her really overcome the self-esteem issues that so often come with dyslexia.  I also really wanted to go into Perry Gomez’s story.  And Perry gets his own point of view in Midnight Hour as he reconnects with his parents who abandoned him at three years of age and continues his connection with the FRU.  It’s a heart-tugging story. And Miranda and Perry both learn a lot in Midnight Hour, thing like:

 

  • Our decisions, the paths we think we should take are often paths that our parents guided us to follow.  Sometimes we need to stop and listen to our own hearts to know which road to take.
  • Sometimes the irritating tension between two people can end up to be a different kind of tension.  One that involves the heart.
  • Sometimes the hardest thing to forgive someone for is hurting themselves.  But sometimes when we do put ourselves in danger, we’re doing to save the same person who will likely never forgive us.
  • Even in the supernatural world, men are from Mars and women are from Venus.  We will never quite see things the same way, but it’s a lot of fun trying.
  • No matter terrible or horrific things stem from family linage, you don’t have to follow that path.  The sins of our fathers are not our sins to bear.  Our destinies are our own.
  • There is almost nothing that can’t be solved at round-table-diet-coke discussion.
  • Graduation means saying goodbye.  Graduation means leaving pieces and parts of our past behind.  But it is a passage that we must take in one of the last steps into adulthood.

You can buy your copy of Midnight Hour at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

Giveaway!

I’m giving away an e-copy of Fighting Back to one person who leaves a comment.

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Guys, Parents and 10 Glittery Stars!

51KfobWWWNL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_I’ve gotten so many emails from fans telling me how much they enjoyed Midnight Hour, but I think there are a few of you that haven’t picked up your copy yet. So, let me take a minute of your time to share a few reviews:

“This book is a triple threat- the perfect ending to a series, an amazing release date with it being a week before Halloween, and an epic story for a beloved secondary character. That is right follow readers- Miranda gets her own book and CC Hunter does not disappoint.”     —–The Reading Cave

“I was so sad when the story ended, but came away satisfied. The plot resolved itself in a way only C.C. Hunter could do.  This book gets ten glittery stars because it was a great end to a wonderful series.”  —-Andrea Heltsley Books

Still not convinced? Well, maybe you’d like to know a little more about what Miranda discovers in Midnight Hour. There is family drama with her mom, a magic mishap of epic proportions and boyfriend troubles, and Miranda still learns:

  • Belief in yourself not only changes how you see yourself, but also how others see you.
  • Change can be both exhilarating and scare the crap out of you—all at the same time.
  • Some of us are born fighters and others need a little training.
  • Breaking up is hard to do!
  • There is a girlfriend code of ethics that shouldn’t be broken.
  • Parents makes mistakes, some of them are forgivable.  Others should have never become parents to start with.
  • Becoming who you need to be is sometimes more about accepting who you are.

Now are you ready to read Midnight Hour? You can buy your copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo.

In Midnight Hour, Miranda has to choose between two guys–Perry, the sexy shapeshifter who broke her heart and Shawn, the cute, thoughtful FRU warlock. Have you ever been in that kind of situation where you had to choose? How did it turn out?

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