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Sharon Ricklin, Author






In Greek mythology Ambrosia is considered the food and drink of the gods. It is often depicted as bestowing longevity or immortality upon whoever consumes it.  The Ravens (a secret society of vampires) use donor blood and call their ruby-red liquid Ambrosia.  This nectar is life sustaining on its own, but contrary to popular belief, vampires...





In Greek mythology Ambrosia is considered the food and drink of the gods. It is often depicted as bestowing longevity or immortality upon whoever consumes it.  The Ravens (a secret society of vampires) use donor blood and call their ruby-red liquid Ambrosia.  This nectar is life sustaining on its own, but contrary to popular belief, vampires also eat solids. Because of their heightened senses, the Ravens are acutely aware of how things taste, and take much pleasure in consuming a wide variety of foods. Fortunately, these ravenous vampires do not gain weight.


In book 1 (Ravenswynd Legends) Elizabeth believes she’s just met the man of her dreams. Before she can get to really know him, she receives an invitation to a clandestine party – where legend has it – is hosted by vampires. The invitation promises a good time, good food and drink, and the choice to become “one of them”.  She, her twin sister Melinda, and best friend Fiona decide to attend, and as you can imagine - their lives will never be the same.  Vampires also have an appetite for changing things…





Champagne flows freely. Platters of sizzling hot fillet mignon, (grilled to perfection, juicy and rare) are served, along with baked potatoes, baskets of hot, buttery bread, salads, and chocolate fudge cake. Everyone’s having fun…at first.


But the evening grows ominous, and chances are, they may never get home; Melinda is getting drunk, Fiona's gone missing, and a nightmarish clown is stalking Elizabeth. But even more terrifying - this sinister vampire thirsts for much more than what's flowing through her veins



Book 2, Ravenswynd Dreams, opens with a romantic and mouthwatering honeymoon.
Upon entering the suite, Elizabeth notices the sweetscent of fresh fruit: grapes, strawberries, cherries and mangoes, apples and bananas. Also, a gift-basket containing a bottle of champagne with a variety of crackers, sharp cheese, smoky sausages, and dark chocolates. (For needed nourishment…later on.) Several scrumptious meals will be consumed.

On a night out on the town they enjoy jellied ham hock, a glazed leek and mushroom tart, and for the main course - rack of lamb with a crispy herb crust, Boulangère potatoes, and butternut squash.  They drink a fine bottle of Chablis, and for dessert - hot fudge sundaes smothered in rich chocolate and warm toffee. The honeymooners will also feast on a delectable lunch that includes savory lobster for two, a bottle of red wine, and five-layer chocolate cream pie for dessert.  I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering now.

                                 

I bet you didn’t know that vampires love chocolate. After moving to the UK and meeting the rest of the vampire society at Ravenswynd, Elizabeth is pleased to learn this fact. She often finds the cook whipping up batches of chocolate mousse or Tiramisu cheesecake for dessert. She also discovers a little known secret: immortality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Her dreams become real-life nightmares, and she finds herself up to her neck in a mind-bending abduction…


In book 3Ravenswynd Visions, an enchanting trip to the Hebrides brings magnificent sights and more luscious foods. Not only is the lodge’s fridge stocked with a basket of plump strawberries, Hebridean handmade chocolates, and a bottle of fine Italian wine, Elizabeth is surprised to find that their violet-eyed prophetess, Sibelle can cook. She serves fresh fruits, bacon and eggs, grilled tomato, toast and marmalade, with cups of steaming hot English tea. On the side - tall glasses of Ambrosia - a most delicious donor, of course.





She also serves them a disturbing prophecy in the form of a rhyming riddle. This fills Elizabeth with a dreadful sense of foreboding; she knows that Sibelle is never wrong.  And sometimes evil returns when you least expect it…

In book 4, Ravenswynd Destinies, a tasty breakfast includes fresh fruit-stuffed cantaloupe:  each half filled with oranges, apples, peaches, blueberries, and strawberries, topped with honey- yogurt dressing, and on the side - scoops of fluffy scrambled eggs and ham.




At an elegant restaurant, Lizzy orders pan-fried Gressingham duck breast with star anise and blood-orange sauce – (It’s a real thing!) This comes with potatoes Dauphinoise and chef’s vegetables.  Her husband orders the Prime Scottish sirloin steak (so melt-in-your-mouth divine, that Lizzy wishes she’d ordered it as well.)

                        














Alas, there is more to our story than food... 
forbidden trip to the U.S. enrages a clandestine ring of Vampire Hunters, putting everyone in danger.




After another mystifying prophesy, heart-twisting and astonishing revelations will change everything…

* * * * *


Food for thought: Book 1 of the Ravenswynd Series is FREE everywhere!






Thanks for reading! 












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  1.   18th Jul, 2018

So...I've moved again.

This time it's just me and my mom. And, assuming most of you follow my facebook profile and/or author page, you probably already know why. I'm not one to post blatant updates...but I have hinted here and there... and if you can read between the lines you know I'm now separated and quickly moving toward a divorce. 

After 31...

So...I've moved again.

This time it's just me and my mom. And, assuming most of you follow my facebook profile and/or author page, you probably already know why. I'm not one to post blatant updates...but I have hinted here and there... and if you can read between the lines you know I'm now separated and quickly moving toward a divorce. 

After 31 years it came as quite a surprise. At first everyone was in shock.  It all makes sense now, but I will spare you the gory details as I am attempting to get on with my life and stay positive.

Sadly, I have not written a word since publishing my last book. Hopefully as things begin to settle down, I'd like to get back to finishing Island of Time. Yes, another time travel, but at this moment I can't see any romance in this one...

Ironically, my first time travel - River of Time - ended up being quite a prophetical novel. So if you really want to see some of the gory details, read it! I was editing (actually completely removing) my dedication (which was to him) and skimmed over some of the book, having forgotten some of the particulars myself. I was completely flabbergasted by the similarities of Maggie's discoveries regarding her ex, and mine. Very strange, indeed. But, enough looking back.



It's high time to move


 I must 



And believe there's a




Here are some photos of my new apartment in Waukesha



My room


Our little kitchen...with a dishwasher!

Mom's room

 living room and the door to the garage. 

Living room, looking into the dining room.

Dining room/my writing area

AND, the best part about my move...I'm closer to the kids and grandkids now!!!


Me and Annabelle Lee



Wish me luck!
and thanks for reading.




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  1.   5th Feb, 2017
Please check out my latest time travel romance novel!! 
Cover by:Selfpubbookcovers.com



Ripley Tremont has been missing since April of 2016. 
There's been talk about kidnapping, murder, and a possible cover-up. 
The most often circulated rumors are the wild claims of alien abduction.  
Although she did not leave home of her own volition, Ripley won't...
Please check out my latest time travel romance novel!! 
Cover by:Selfpubbookcovers.com



Ripley Tremont has been missing since April of 2016. 
There's been talk about kidnapping, murder, and a possible cover-up. 
The most often circulated rumors are the wild claims of alien abduction.  
Although she did not leave home of her own volition, Ripley won't be
coming back, and looking for her would be a waste of time. 
Ripley Tremont is alive and well, and living in the year 2416.

Back of the book blurb:


Imagine what it might be like after taking a nice hot shower, to open the curtain and find yourself in another dimension in time and space. Everything and everyone you ever knew – is gone. 

That is exactly what happened to me - Ripley Tremont. One minute I’m drying off with a soft, fluffy towel, the next – I’ve traveled far into the future and end up in a strange new world. Worse yet, this particular planet remains locked in a state of perpetual winter - and not like the wimpy earth winters I was used to either. Being outside for more than a few minutes is downright hazardous, unless you’re into becoming an ice sculpture. Which I sort of was, for a while… 
As if being transported to a frozen world wasn’t bad enough, I’ve learned that I’m residing within the only livable place on the planet, and, it just happens to be a prison! The guards are androids that seem far too human, and some of the convicts are sinister extraterrestrial beings, but all the weirdness aside – I guess things could be worse – at least I’m alive. 
There are a couple of humans here, brothers no less, and they’re as different as night and day. Strangely enough, they’ve told me I need to write a book about my experience here so we can send it back in time. So here it is…
By the way, the future is amazing! Wish you were here!

Book Trailer Video:



Frozen in Time is available everywhere:

Amazon   (Paperback or Kindle)

Barnes & Noble   (Paperback or Nook)

Smashwords  (Several e-book formats, including e-pub and pdf)

AllRomance  (Several e-book formats, including HTML and Adobe Acrobat)

iTunes  (For Mac users: iBooks, or iOS device)

Createspace (Print on demand)

And, lets not forget the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!! (Click to Enter)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Frozen in Time by Sharon Ricklin Jones

Frozen in Time

by Sharon Ricklin Jones

Giveaway ends November 30, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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If you do happen to read my book, please be sure to leave a review for me! 

And, thanks for reading!!!



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  1.   8th Nov, 2016

A Post About Memes







Don't you just love memes? We probably see hundreds of them each time we scroll through facebook, twitter, or even pinterest. 



     Wait!


If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, a meme is a virally transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. There's usually a picture with one or two sentences, most often...

A Post About Memes







Don't you just love memes? We probably see hundreds of them each time we scroll through facebook, twitter, or even pinterest. 



     Wait!


If you've been living under a rock for the past few years, a meme is a virally transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. There's usually a picture with one or two sentences, most often they're intended to be funny, but now and then, they might be more philosophical or may even ridicule human behavior.

Some memes are political in nature, some are  just pets with silly thoughts.




Here are a few of my favorite writing memes: 




I've even made a couple of my own:



(I made the one at the top of this post too!)


Some memes are there just for a giggle or two:







Some are meant to be deep and thoughtful...


  Or inspirational:


And some just tell it like it is: 




     

Speaking of books... I'm going to get back to 
writing now...



  
Have a terrific day, and don't forget:




Have YOU made any memes? Feel free to post them in the comments!



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  1.   22nd Aug, 2016


HUGE SUMMER SALE  

SMASHWORDS!


All of my e-books are 25% off for the entire month of JULY!

The prices you see below are before the discount. To receive the 25% off:

Click on each book link, then when you check out, be sure to use the CODE for your 25% off!

Book One, Ravenswynd Legends is FREE
Book Two, Ravenswynd Dreams will be marked FREE when you us...


HUGE SUMMER SALE  

SMASHWORDS!


All of my e-books are 25% off for the entire month of JULY!

The prices you see below are before the discount. To receive the 25% off:

Click on each book link, then when you check out, be sure to use the CODE for your 25% off!

Book One, Ravenswynd Legends is FREE
Book Two, Ravenswynd Dreams will be marked FREE when you use the CODE.

THE CODE IS THE SAME FOR ALL OF MY BOOKS: SSW25











My prices have never been this low, and for the first time ever, you can own the entire Ravenswynd Series for $3.73. All I ask is that you give an honest review on Amazon and/or Goodreads! 
Thanks so much! 
Enjoy!


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  1.   1st Jul, 2016
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