L.J. Holmes

L.J. Holmes
In her many Guises.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Last week,

Irene Cavington stopped by and spoke out about her needs and the immediacy to get them met.
Today, the day before their story releases from

Muse It Up Publishing, Inc., in time for Christmas,

Beck Cavington has her say.

Welcome Beck. Last week your mother stopped by and may I say, she sounded a bit put out by you. How are things between you and your mom now?

About the same as always. Mom, can be a bit hard to take.

How so?

Well, Mom places social status and money above everything. In her mind, everyone, even those that would technically be in our same social strata are beneath her.

That must have made for a difficult childhood.

Luckily I had my best friend Angie Brightwell then, Angie Drayton now, and her parents to fill the void.

What about your Dad?

Dad left us when I was little. We have no relationship. As far as I know he could be dead.

I'm really sorry to hear that. It's hard enough to be a kid in today's world, but a kid without a father...that's really tough.

I had Angie's dad and he was really good to me. So was her mom. They sort of adopted me as a second daughter.

Last week your mom bemoaned about your lack of compliance with her suggestions for you life.

{giggling} Mom doesn't suggest; she browbeats. If Mom wants you to do something she nags and nags and nags some more until you get so tired of hearing her whine you just give in to her.

So you're going to go along with her current plan?

To marry Teddy, her current prize lapdog? No! I am not marrying him or any of the other sad excuses she parades before me.

But you are about to turn 35. Aren't you afraid of being a...pardon me for using an ancient term, spinster?

Why does everyone assume women aren't complete unless they're married? I am very happy owning my store...it's a confection store and I make everything that stocks our shelves. I have a rich personal life. My best friend Angie is about to give birth any day now making me an aunt and godmother. Where am I lacking? My store is reasonably successful, so I'm not reliant on handouts from Mom, and believe me THAT is a big part of my joy.

So you have no intentions of letting Irene push you into a marriage of convenience?

There is nothing convenient about anything connected to my mom, so no, I am NOT going to let her push me into a marriage of ANY sort. Have you SEEN the kind of losers she's urged me to marry? {shuddering} I'd have to be really desperate, and since I'm happy with my life as it is, I'll never get that desperate.

Well, I guess that pretty much says it all. Is there anything else you want my readers to know?

Yes. The Christmas War is releasing from Muse It Up Publishing, Inc. tomorrow on 12/19/11. L.J. Holmes has documented my life and my war with mom very well, but she has done so with heart.

Every copy of our story purchased between now and the end of this quarter, her royalties will be going to THE PROVIDENCE HOUSE a woman's shelter in Burlington County, NJ.

Ms. Holmes is a survivor that was helped by THE PROVIDENCE HOUSE when she needed that extra support to leave her monster. THE PROVIDENCE HOUSE made it possible for Ms. Holmes

and her children to escape their monster and move on to have the life they created afterwards.

When she asked me if she could write my story and told me what she wanted to do with her royalties during this time of giving and yes, Christmas Miracles, I was happy to give her exclusive access to my world. I am profoundly honored to be a part of something like this, and hope everyone will pitch in and help.

THE PROVIDENCE HOUSE relies on donations solely.

Thank you Beck Cavington for dropping by to share your side of The Christmas War.

L.J. Holmes has a total of FIVE (5) books she is donating her royalties from to THE PROVIDENCE HOUSE. Please check out her Author's Page and the Buy page for each of her books.

They are:

1. Twilight Comes

2. Beyond Yesterday

3. Suc-U

4. Champagne Afternoon

5. The Christmas War

And now I want to take this opportunity to

thank everyone for the support you have given to my blogs during this past year. You have made me,

Lin and my inner voice

Nudge happy beyond our wildest imaginations.

On behalf of Nudge, Me, and all my Brothers and Sisters at Muse It Up Publishing, Inc,

Have a GLORIOUS holiday Season.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I am Irene Cavington, Beck Cavington's long suffering mother. Next week on December 16th our story, Book two in The Christmas Miracles series...

THE CHRISTMAS WAR by L.J. Holmes is going to be released from Muse It Up Publishing.

Our story is the sequel to that annoying troublemaker Angie Brightwell's story from last year, ridiculously entitled


I want to alert one and all I have been unjustly represented in this sequel and may come across as someone you might not like. I need to protest this portrayal.

I am your average single mom. It isn't easy being both mother and father...so yeah, there are times when I have no choice but to give an unequivocal

no to outrageous things my daughter wanted over the years...but that is only because...well, a mother must always look out for the best interetst of her offspring.

Beck is rapidly approaching the spinsterly age of 35...so of course I am trying to introduce her to someone I hope will click and turn out to be her Mr. Right. No mother wants to see her baby alone in their golden years. Why is that so horrid?

I am careful and vet the men I introduce Beck to, but is she appreciative? No! All she wants to do is run her

Confection Store.

That's fine for now...but making candy, cookies and other tasty things, won't keep her warm at night.

I blame Angie Brightwell...now Drayton...for ratcheting down Beck's expectations. Ever since Angie's car accident all those years ago, Beck's changed and in that change she is no longer looking out for her own future best interests...so naturally it is up to me to step in and

fill that void...before my daughter disappears into


Is that so wrong?
The Christmas War, will be released from Muse It Up Publishing in only one week, on December 16th...and I need your help. I need you to

help me convince Beck the time to step up and find her perfect man is not a year from now, or, Heaven help us, ten years from now.

Oh and before I forget it, L.J. Holmes is donating all her royalties for this book and her other fall into winter releases

Beyond Yesterday, a rather intriguing story complete with a possessed northwind,

SUC-U about a corporation owned and operated by Succubi

Champagne Afternoon...ever wondered what it would be like to be dared to spend a day in a nudist camp?

and her May 2011 release, Twilight Comes, a dark story that'll leave your hair standing on end even moreso than how I've been betrayed...let me tell, that's so bad it is really good...to the Burlington County, NJ woman's shelter, The Providence House...I know, I know, generous measure...

On behalf of Beck, myself, and L.J. Holmes, thanks for stopping by. Follow the link down below to the Muse BUY page for our story and more info...(you will always find all L.J.'s other books and her author's page there too,) but remember I AM being unfairly maligned...so ignore all derogative references to me and my agenda...I am JUST a mom; no more nor less.

One more thing...Muse has created its first anthology dedicated to cancer research and treatment called

Lavender Dreams. L.J. Holmes herself introduces one of the many Muse authors that contributed to this worthwile project. To hear L.J, learn about it and be one of the very first to own this grounbreaking book, follow the link below Karen Coté's avatar.

 You won't want to miss L.J. live and Karen's incredible ingenuity on Karen's website
 And on behalf of all of the Muse Publishing Family

The Christmas War Buy Page

Happy Holidays.