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Saturday, November 12, 2016


The autumn leaves here in north Texas are finally bejeweled. My eyes feast on them every day because they came late and will probably not last long.

Election season has left almost everyone in an emotional state. The full moon on Monday will be the most intense super moon of the past sixty-eight years. In the next few days we may see overwhelming emotions in those who feel extreme losses or gains.

US Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and we’re deep in the season of gratitude. As we look around during these post-election days much soul searching is taking place.

What are you most grateful for? What can you focus on that magnifies the beauty you bring to the table of life? Each of us is a piece of the jigsaw puzzle of the whole.

Make time for some self-nurturing and compassion as you stroll the leaf-strewn paths of your journey through life. Focus on the positive and the light that shines through your eyes and in your smile.

At the end of the day we are all just humans coexisting on a beautiful planet together.

Thank you to the many supportive and friendly readers and writers whose paths have crossed mine this past year. These precious encounters have made my writing process a joy and pulled me out of my solitary and sometimes lonely cave. Many of us have had extreme challenges in 2016, and our sharing has brought us all closer.

A heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving I wish you. 


Anna Spencer learned long ago to focus on her corporate career. Her psychic gifts must remain secret or she’ll risk rejection from those she loves and ridicule from her coworkers.

Her boss, Richard Bentley, owns an international luxury hotel chain. A widower, he is still plagued by guilt two years after his wife died in a tragic accident.

Will time heal his wounds? Can he move beyond his pain to love again?

At the autumn masquerade Anna’s secret world collides with her daily reality. She is the heavily disguised psychic, an unwilling role she agreed to play in order to help a friend. It’s Richard’s first social engagement since Eva died. 

Communicating with the dead is Anna’s greatest gift, and Eva intends to take full advantage of her skill so she can play matchmaker. 

Will Richard fire her if he finds out? Even worse, might she lose his respect and the fragile friendship that has been growing between them?
Have a splendid autumn and be sure to read some wonderful stories!

GEMMA JULIANA is a multi-published author who lives in an enchanted cottage in north Texas with her handsome hero, teen son and a comical dog. She loves making new friends and hearing from readers. Exotic coffee and chocolate fuel her creativity.

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Cara Marsi said...

A beautiful post, Gemma. Although I'm saddened and upset over the election results, I know I need to focus on those things I'm most grateful for, mainly my husband and son. I'm also grateful for our health, and even though we are very far from wealthy, we have a roof over our heads and enough food, and we can do some traveling.

Tina Donahue said...

Great post, Gemma. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Melissa Keir said...

I'm grateful for all that I have and I'm hopeful for a better tomorrow. But that being said, all the negativity is tearing at me. Guess I'm going to have to use my right to avoid it. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Melissa Keir said...

From Jemma:
Cara, Melissa, Tina, thanks for stopping by. Melissa, I love your take on how to move forward! Cara, I, too, am thankful for everything we've got. We sure could do with more, but so many have much less. Tina, Happy Thanksgiving to you - and to all of you. I think it will be a much deeper, soul level Thanksgiving for many this year as we ponder on life.

Paris said...

Wonderful post, Gemma! This is indeed a time for reflection and being grateful for what we have. As you said, so many have less. The best to you and your family, Happy Thanksgiving:)

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