Time – Confusion – Revival

  One thing is for certain time happens.  Everyday time goes by and things you want to do somehow gets behind.  Daily you try your best to get all the task you set out to do, but somehow time is too fast, and the day is over in a blink of an eye.  Now that it’s been almost four years since I published a book, I hope my fans are patiently waiting on the next one, at least I’m praying they are.  Like time that goes by, I have finished the last book in Last Heartbeat Series and will be released soon.  This book is the prequel and the name is Gabriel’s Many Gifts.   If you’ve read Last Heartbeat Series, you know who Gabriel is, but if you haven’t, now is the time to read the series before upcoming release, to be caught up.  This will be the last book in the series.  It’s sad that it’s coming to an end, but I have new ideas and stories that I need to write and yes, I’ve already began writing my next book.  They are wanting to be written so bad and I’m writing them as fast as time allows.  I write clean romance stories and I’m planning on writing christian romance next,  plus an autobiography that I want to write.  I’m praying for God’s guidance.  I always want to write, so I can share Him with each of my readers.  Each day, if time allows me, I will continue to write, little by little, and maybe sooner rather than later, my readers will get the finished novel they patiently been waiting on.

 

 As I continue my journey writing, I plan on writing under my new name.  Hopefully my new name will not cause confusion, and that it will be an easy transformation from T R Lykins to Tina Stewart.  If you left a review under T R Lykins, it probably will be taken down, and if you would please leave another under Tina Stewart, I’d appreciate it!! Confusion may keep past readers from keeping up with what’s next in my writing journey.  Who knows, the new name and book covers will bring old and new readers to read my stories in the future. Please understand the name change happened when I got married to my wonderful husband.  One thing about my husband, I’m not confused about why he’s in my life, it’s because God sent me a blessing, just when I needed it.

 

 Revival happens when old things are revived.   All my books are revived with beautiful new covers and I can’t wait to show the newest covers.  With revival of these new covers, my husband and I plan on attending author signings in the future.   This will all happen as soon as time allows it, and the next part of our journey will be with all of you.  Hope you all enjoy the new covers as much as I do!! Can’t wait until every gets to hear Gabriel’s story!!

Hope you love Gabriel’s Many Gifts’ book cover below!!

By the way check out Gabriel’s Many Gifts’ book trailer!!

 

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Coming soon….

 

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Click here to watch Gabriel’s Many Gifts Book Trailer

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Sure hope everyone enjoys reading my stories and the new book covers.  Can’t wait to share Gabriel’s story with everyone.  Thanks for keeping up with me over the last four years.  Without the readers, I wouldn’t be able to finish writing my stories and sharing them with the world.   Stay tuned because Gabriel’s Many Gifts is coming soon!!

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads who have been there for their children.   The dads who stepped up and took care of other dad’s kids, are special dads.  My hope is that every dad has a special day on Father’s Day.  If your dad is still with you, take a moment to thank him for being your dad on Father’s Day and everyday.

 

Not all dads can be celebrated on Father’s Day because they are no longer with us, but take a moment and think about him this day.  My dad is one who is in heaven with Jesus and although I miss him, I would rather him to be with Jesus.  Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!  One day, when it’s time for me to come to heaven, I’ll get to see you again and that day will be celebrated forever.

 

Happy Father’s Day to my husband, Dave!! You have stepped into your role as a dad and have been exceptional role model to our boys.  You came into their lives when they were older, but you’ve quickly showed them love and a godly influence they needed.  Thank you, for all you do for us and allowing us to be truly loved by you.

 

Happy Father’s Day to my youngest son, Timothy!! Your baby boy will soon be here and I know you’ll love him with all your heart.  Always allow God to lead you in your role model as a dad and you’ll never go wrong.  I look forward to seeing you as dad and watching you grow into the father, I know you’ll become.

 

Happy Happy Father’s Day!!

Happy Mother’s Day

My wish is for all Mothers have a wonderful and blessed Mother’s Day.  Proverbs 31:10-31 says it best and my husband has always told me, I remind him of these verses.

Proverbs 31:10-12

10:  Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11:  The heart of her husband doth safety trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12:  She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with. strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise.

As we read these verses understand, it’s hard to be this way sometimes, but always stride to be all God wants us to be and even on the days when the storms are raging, remember you’re not ever alone.

As mothers, we should be the light of our families no matter how hard it can be and how tired you feel.  It is our responsibility to shine through it all, even when we want to hide from it all, remember in these times, you’re not ever alone.

As mothers sometimes we make a mess of everything and even in the mess, we have to fight our way out and learn so the future messes will be less.  In the mess of life, remember you’re not ever alone.

As a mother, you’re not supposed to be perfect, because no one is.  Everyday is a learning experience and be blessed you have another day to always learn to be better at motherhood.  Even on the days you throw up your hands and say ‘I give up!’, just remember you’re never alone.

Jesus said he’d never leave us or forsake us and He always keeps his promises.  That means even in today’s world, we are never alone.

May you find strength in these verses to keep going and learning to be the best mother you can be.  You are strong women, who have many roles in this life.  Make this life fun and be happy always, even when you struggle.  Life is not always easy, but knowing, you’re never alone will make each day a little bit easier.

Happy Blessed Mother’s Day

Last Heartbeat’s Fourth Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to my first book, Last Heartbeat  (March 27, 2014).  How did four years go by so fast?  It sure has been a blessing to share my book with all my friends and family.  Hope that everyone who has taken the time to read, Last Heartbeat, has enjoyed my story as much as I have while writing it.  While writing Last Heartbeat, I laughed and cried along with my characters as they came to life and during their ups and downs.  I was scared to publish the story and sharing it with everyone.  Knowing this story wasn’t for everyone, but to the people who love this type of story and genre, it’s for you, and that’s why I published Last Heartbeat.

What is Last Heartbeat about?  It’s about young love and this love comes together after a battle for life.  “Just hang on a little longer…”  There is heartache and pain that ends in happily ever after.  I was sitting and thinking about my dad and his heart condition one day, wondering why the doctors never mentioning heart transplant.  Then suddenly a story began developing inside my head that I had to write.  No, my dad never did get a heart transplant because he didn’t fit the criteria, and now has went home to heaven.  My dad was proud of me for writing my novels and told everyone about them, even took some books for me and sold them.  Yes, Last Heartbeat is about a fictional but real life heart transplant recipient, who struggles to get her life back and to live a normal life.  She strives to live a normal life that leads her to have a special connection with a guy, and that connection goes beyond what you normally think.

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Alexia has fought hard to over come a tragic illness in her past. Barely getting on with her life, she finally leaves home to enter the real world. This first big step makes her appreciate all that she has struggled with. This next step in her life, also leads her to a possible heartbreak. How can Alexia keep up with all of her struggles and keep going on?

Phillip has lost someone close to him when he was younger. This person was the most important person in his life. He has struggled to get past this loss, and once he does, he finds out something about his favorite person that makes him feel the hurt all over again. Why can’t Phillip move on for good? Can he really forgive someone in the past, if they no longer live?

A chance meeting has Alexia and Phillip spending hours talking. This sparks an attraction for each other. Every day, running into each other makes the attraction grow stronger until they finally give in to it. When another accident strikes, both of their pasts come barreling back to haunt them. Can they move forward knowing the secrets they now know about one another? How much more can two broken people endure? Will they find their way back into one another’s arms or have they finally come to a breaking point in life?

Here is a book trailer for Last Heartbeat, hope you enjoy.  Click on the link below.

 

Last Heartbeat was supposed to end up as a standalone book, but the other characters in the story would not keep quite, and they made me end up writing two more books in the series, The Life Gift (second book) and One More Life  (third book).  I still have one more story in this series that needs to be written and have started it but life threw me some curve balls so I’m behind on writing.  Check out this link here to read about what happened.  Where has T R Lykins gone….

Even in the darkest of days, I found out that God was with me and had a plan for me.  I could not see it at the time, but now I see it perfectly clear.  God opened my eyes (Acts chapter 9 versus 3 to 6) and my heart.  To read all about what God has blessed me with click on this link.  Merry Christmas and God bless all…

To celebrate Last Heartbeat’s Birthday, all of my ebooks are on sale for the low price of 99 cents or 99 pennies.  Hope everyone has patience with me until I get back to writing and the next part of my journey in life.  I will be writing in the future under my new name and not my pen name T R Lykins so stay tuned.

So let’s all celebrate Last Heartbeat’s Birthday by sharing this post and the links to buy the story!!!  Thank each and everyone for taking a chance on my story.

May God bless you all!!!

Happy Birthday Last Heartbeat!!!  Hope you all fall in love with Alexia and Phillip!!!

 

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Merry Christmas And God Bless All!!!

Wait!!! How did it get to be Christmas so fast??  Really it was just spring, yesterday…right?  I hope everyone had an incredible spring, summer, and fall!
I’m still here and haven’t run off anywhere….but sometimes, I sure feel like it.  My summer was amazing and that’s why I’m writing to you to share some news.  First of all, I’m sorry, I haven’t been writing my next book.  Hopefully, that will take place in the future, but right now, I have not had the time.  If you haven’t picked up any of my previous four books, please do so now, while on sale for, $.99 cents per e-book copy.  Audiobooks too!!  I sure would appreciate it and definitely would love a review.
 Okay, back to sharing my amazing summer with you!!!  Are you ready for some news??? My news sure is HUGE!!!
If you have read any of my previous blog post, you know a little of what has been going on in my life over 2 and a half years.  Go here to refresh your memory.  As you know, God brought someone into my life that has made me extremely happy.  Well this summer….we got married!! That’s right folks, you read that right.  If we decided on a long engagement, I would have told you sooner, but we decided not to wait any longer.  Dave asked me on a Saturday and the very next Friday, we got married. We had a small ceremony at a lake with only a few of our family and friends, of course, there was a beach at the lake.   My two sons, Nicholas and Timothy gave me away, but Timothy said “share”…lol.  Timothy didn’t want to completely give me away, but he loves his step-dad.   I loved everything about our wedding and blessed with family who got to come and share our day.
Song of Solomon 3:4
  But I found him whom my soul loveth.
Well now you know why I’ve been so busy.  The Lord above has blessed me with my amazing husband.  I am thankful and blessed everyday that I get to spend with him and our boys.  Life is too short not to trust God with the future, because he already knows what’s ahead.  Often in life, we get stressed of what is ahead of us, but if you trust in the Lord and let Him guide you, life will be easier to handle.
Proverbs 3:5
   Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 
Luke 1:37
  For with God nothing shall be impossible.
Sometimes in life, we get set backs on what we thought was good, but come to find out, it wasn’t.  I’ve turned back to trusting the Lord in all things and without Him in my life it would be a total wreck.  Keep trusting in the Lord, even if, you don’t understand the things you are going through….He sees the future, remember that always, and you’ll get the blessing in the end.
Take time to remember the reason for the Christmas season…
Luke 2:11
    For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:13
   Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 
….with each present you wrap for the people in your life, pray a blessing for them, and that they may be wrapped in God’s love.  As baby Jesus received gifts while in His manager, remember that Jesus is our Gift for salvation.  Hug each special person this Christmas, and if they don’t know about baby Jesus, and what His life meant for us, tell them, that He came as the Most Special Gift of all.  Show everyone love the way Jesus did for His gift of life to us, by His birth and blood for our salvation.
Luke 19:10
   For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. 
  Romans 10:9
  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 
My friends this is the true meaning of Christmas!!!!!  God blessed each of you!!!
Thank you all for being apart of my writing journey!!!!
Okay it’s time to share photos!!!  FYI…in the near future I plan on updating all my books to reflect my new name…keep an eye out….
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A wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune, just have lots of love.  These are just a few of our hundreds of photos of the day.
Hope everyone enjoyed sharing our day with us!!
Now it’s time to begin a new journey in my life with my Preacher Husband and I’m excited to be apart of his life, plus to see what God has in store for us.
Who knows, I may even finish another book in the future…

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!!! Whether you are a new mother or have been a mother for a long time, Mother’s Day is just for you, so celebrate your day.  It is the one day of the year that you get recognized for all that you do for your children.  No matter how you have became a mother or just a mother to fur babies, you are a celebrated mother.

Everyday should be Mother’s Day, but we all know that will not happen.  Maybe it shouldn’t either, because we (mothers) may even take it for granted, and not do as good of a job being the mom.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to being a mom.  We get up everyday and make sacrifices for our children.  Some sacrifices are never known to our kids because they never need to know, that’s why we are the mother.

Have you hugged your mother lately? Better do it while you can because she will not always be there.  I am fortunate to still have my mother and my grandmother in my life.  I also have an aunt who acts as a mother.  Just say I am blessed with three mothers in my life.  Not everyone is that blessed and I am thankful for the time I get with them.  My kids are even blessed because these wonderful ladies step up and help them too.

My prayer for all who reads this…God continue to keep blessing the Mothers and help them through all things raising their children.  Please God, keep watching over the Mothers, and guiding them on the right paths of motherhood.  Heavenly Father, keep the Mothers in Your hands everyday, especially when she struggles in life and raising those children.  May God help heal the broken bonds between a Mother and her child and make their relationship whole again.   Please Father, guide the Mother when she struggles financially and barely is able to feed her babies (no matter how old they are).  May God heal the Mothers who are sick and unable to be the Mother she longs to be, just for her children.  Heavenly Father, not all Mothers are the loving kind, but with your guidance, you can show them the way just open their eyes and show them how to be the greatest Mother of all.  Thank you sweet Jesus for always being there for the precious Mothers and always answering prayers when prayed too.

Go and enjoy your Happy Mother’s Day.  I have already hugged my mother, have you?  Enjoy some photos of my family!!!  I am blessed!!

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My mom is on the left, my granny and my aunt…my three moms.

 

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My two babies (AKA young adults),  Nicholas is in the back and Timothy is up front.   These boys are what makes my life happy.

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As a mother, one of the best days you can have is when your son, gives his life over to God.  This when Timothy got baptized the old fashion way in a stream by the road.  He wanted Dave (my boyfriend who is a preacher) to baptize him.  This day was a blessing to all of us!!!!!!  A day I am sharing with you.  God is good and still moving in lives.  Don’t let troubles and trials get you down, just look up to heaven and let His light shine down on you.

 

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Once again I am blessed with another mother in my life, Dave’s mom.  She has a heart of gold and loves me just as I am and I love her too.

 

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Can’t forget my fur baby, Max!!!

 

Now go hug your Mother and if you haven’t gotten her anything yet, you better hurry and get on it!!!!

 

Just in case you haven’t….. my ebooks are all on sale for .99 pennies.

Perfect gift for all mothers, young and old.

Go to Amazon T R Lykins page or click here!!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all!!!!  Love to hear from you about your mother or your special plans for Mother’s Day.  Leave your comment below……

New Release!!

Look What’s New

by Author Elke Stevens!!

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Everyone has their own quirks but fourteen-year-old Phoebe and sixteen-year-old Lucian certainly have more than most. Drawn together by their mutual loneliness and their diametrically opposed characters they are lured to the strange island of Ravenala where they encounter monstrous ghost creatures, shocking secrets and the most charming and outrageous of all beings, the Lonx, short for Delonix Strobilantes. Dragged into their world and their problems, Phoebe and Lucian experience threatening adventures and simultaneously their first love, which is put to the test by Phoebe’s family as well as the Lonx.
Will Phoebe and Lucian succeed in saving their new friends? But more importantly, can they save each other and their love?

Elke Stevens is a favorite author of mine and I love reading everything she writes.  Guess what?? This weekend, April 28-30, this hot new release is FREE!!!!

You read that right folks!!  Get this amazing book now!!

FREE this weekend only!! HURRY!!

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Check out Elke Steven’s other books on her Amazon Author Page!!  

 

 

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