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An author with The Wild Rose Press, I strive to bring authors and readers together with a touch of Heart, Soul, and Happily Ever After. You can connect with me at www.facebook.com/imahayes , https://twitter.com/imahayes, and we can get pin happy at www.pinterest.com/imahayes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Thankful Author 2016- Casi McLean



The greatest thing about dreams is they don't expire. They can lay dormant for years, but when you pull them out and dust them off––they shine like new!
Casi McLean

There's no doubt this year has been a roller-coaster ride. I'm thankful for the highs and touched by the lows. Life is a gift with no promise of tomorrow. I lost my younger brother in February to a massive stroke. No one saw it coming, and I miss him every day. But I'm so grateful he was in my life for so many years. His amazing voice was played as I walked down the isle a few weeks ago and I felt his presence.

The loss was difficult, but followed by brighter days like the birth of my beautiful granddaughter, moving to a stunning new home on the lake where my muse dances, and marrying the man of my dreams. I'm thankful for every day and the wonderful family surrounding me––my husband, two sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, a new stepdaughter and stepson, and my two amazing grandchildren, who are the lights of my life.

And I live my dreams penning books to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. I love romance, but I'm not limited to fiction. My memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, shares an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, in a nonfiction self-help book that reads like the whispers of a best friend.

But for the most part, my books cross fiction genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots and sensual romantic suspense. I love writing enchanting stories with magical description, to entice readers with fascinating hooks and hold them captive in storylines they can't put down. My romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires, and I fan the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies.

I designed my Destiny Series with five novelette shorts to give readers a taste of my style. Please take a moment to check out my work. I hope you'll add me to your list of favorite authors. One who writes romantic mystery, with suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour. I promise you'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of each fateful night. You'll swear time travel could happen, be mystified by other worldly images, and feel heat of romantic suspense, but most of all I hope you'll want more.



Take a look my Destiny trailer:

You can buy your Destiny here:

And my time slip novel, Beneath The Lake, Trailer: 

You can buy your Beneath The Lake here:



My favorite quote:

"In everyone’s life, at some point, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit"
Albert Schweitzer


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Website: casimclean.com
Twitter: @casimclean
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17 comments:

  1. So true there are no guarantees in life.
    Wishing you a wonderful thanksgiving and continued success and happiness.

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! Wishing you the same. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. A beautiful and touching post, Casi. This is why I tell my family and friend how much I love them--each day! Thank you for sharing. All the best. :)

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    1. That's a wonderful habit! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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  3. I keep in mind the image of the Buddhist wheel of life, always slowly circling, from joy to sadness, to heartache, to happiness. It never stays in one place. I'm happy you're ending your year with joy--may it overstay its welcome :)

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    1. What a lovely sentiment, Nell. Thanks so much.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you had a roller coaster year. I like the idea of your Destiny series. For writers who cross genres, it's a great way to give readers a taste of your writing styles.

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Judy. I'm looking forward to the holiday season with fun, family, and friends. What could be better!
      Destiny was a fun book. I love writing short stories.

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  5. Very inspiring post, Casi. You seem to have weathered the storms of this past year and now you are in a wonderful place surrounded by love. Grandchildren are a true blessing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, C.B. Yes, this year was filled with a lot of emotion. But my grandchildren put everything in perspective. They absolutely own my heart.

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  6. So much beauty in your life...no wonder you're grateful! Thanks for the lovely post.

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    1. Yes... I feel truly blessed. I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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  7. Thanks for your thoughtful words, Casi. It has most definitely been a year of ups and very sad downs. Good luck with your moving memoir. Anni xx

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    1. Thanks, Annie. The memoir was a long time coming. Finding out about my biological father changed my entire perspective. And finding four sisters and a brother I never knew I had was simply amazing. Have a wonderful holiday.

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  8. It sounds like you survived a rollercoaster year. Thanks for reminding us of gratitude.

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    1. Life sure is full of ups and downs, but you don't have to look very far to find something to be grateful for and I have been very blessed. Thanks for your comment. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  9. Thanks, Angela, for providing such a fabulous feature on your blog. I loved being a part of it last year and this year seems to be even better. What a wonderful idea!

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