L.J. Holmes

L.J. Holmes
In her many Guises.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


It was Reba McEntire's fault. Today they were doing a Reba McEntire all day music-a-thon. Okay, she loved Reba. If she didn't no way that song would have reached through all her years of wall building and found the one vulnerable brick to bring the wall crumbling down around her.

FANCY! The dang fangled video was like a photo finish of her own story. Ramshackle tar paper hut, but with a twist...it sat with the mansion where her grandparents lived out their miserly existence allowing their son and his young family to subsist in that shack.

FANCY! The last thing she wanted to be doing was pulling into the driveway beside the disintegrating mass of pain and moldering decay.

FANCY! Who needed these reminders? The sound of mice, rats and God knows what else scritching and scratching within the tattered wall and across the jagged floorboards raced up and down her spine.

FANCY! And that gawdawful mansion. She'd never been allowed inside the forgotten elegance she'd often looked towards with envy and silent fury in her youth.

FANCY! she needed to get back in her car and leave with the same determination to never return she'd had the minute she'd been able to.

FANCY! The wind...the wind could not really be calling her...could it?

Beyond Yesterday, cover by the immensely gifted Muse It Up Publishing, Inc.'s Head Cover Art Goddess,

Delilah K. Stephans, written by

Preditors and Editors award winning author,

L.J. Holmes is being released not too long from now...Let's see, this is August 28, 2011, and Beyond Yesterday is coming out from the

Muse It Up Wing of the

Muse Publishing, Inc house in September...so just around the corner.

Check out the Muse Bookstore Buy Page for Beyond Yesterday where you can learn more about this book, and it's prolific author, L.J. Holmes.

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All author's proceeds for this book will be donated to the

Burlington County, NJ Women's Shelter known as THE PROVIDENCE HOUSE, where the

dream is to live without fear of what tomorrow might bring.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Anyone who has ever stepped into the

love pool and had their

heart handed back to them on a

silver platter or a

text messages, knows what I'm

talking about.

I lived my life

close to the chest. I had more important things to devote my time to, like

building my career.

But everyone, I guess, reaches a

point where they begin

wondering what would it be like to not come home to an

empty house? What would it be like to

wake up to a warm,

loving body next to them? What would it be like to

snuggle up before a

crackling fire with someone other than your

Excel spreadsheets or statements from your personality

challenged accountant?

That's how I ended up flopping around in the

taffeta suit at the

altar before the sundry waiting for the

groom to arrive.

You guessed it, he didn't!

So much for wondering. I now know how it feels to be

humiliated and for what, the chance to get my soul in a dither? Give me

business intrigue any day.

I am SO


 I don't need anyone to

stick me with a fork.

My name is Tina, and I am going to

throw myself into Vegas life and then I'm heading

home, alone but all the

wiser. Love, you'd better not try to

fool me again, cause I so ain't having it!

Solitude may not be all it's cracked up to be, but it's at least


I can't help

wondering, is it

hubris to thumb my nose at the

capricious Fates? Think they'll let me

slide? Or am I about to have

love thrown at me yet again? God

I hope not!

Midnight Find, cover by the incredible Muse Cover Art Goddess,

Suzannah Safi, written by another Muse Goddess,

Christine I. Steeves...sorry can't

you her Goddess image because it is for her OTHER job at Muse...but

ah hell,

why not...

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