Ani’s Advent 2019! Cats, Honey Bear and D. Wallace Peach

Dear Santa,

I’m having an interesting time with the resident cat here… I have to say, it isn’t as difficult to get on with as I thought it would be.

They are weird… but then, so are two-legses and I like them.

I mean, I’ve had a few problems with them before, invading my garden and such…

But maybe it is like she says about two-legses… you just have to get to know them, one at once, and then they seem different.

Mind you, Honey Bear seems to have got to know a bunch of them and the poem she sent me tells me that maybe I should still be a bit wary…

Much love,

Ani xxx


A translation by Diana Wallace peach of Honey Bear’s Poem:

Christmas with Cats

by Honey Bear

*

I don’t like cats

In the Christmas tree

They make a big mess

And blame it on me!

*

They bat at the shiny

Christmas tree balls

That smash on the floor

Whenever they fall.

*

They chew on the tinsel

Then gag and barf

They gak it all up

On mom’s new socks and scarf.

*

Once they pulled over

The whole Christmas tree

And pointed their pointy

Claws at me!

*

My mom tried to catch it

And gave a loud shout

Then she grabbed those cats

Tossed them right out.

*

Then she righted the tree

And said, “Dogs are sweet.”

Rubbed my ears

And gave me a treat.

*

Merry Christmas

with NO CATS

*

Love,

Honey Bear

About Honey Bear’s Two-Legs, Diana Wallace Peach

D. Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s rainforest with her husband, two dogs, bats, owls, and the occasional family of coyotes.


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Books by D. Wallace Peach

The Shattered Sea

Soul Sallowers (Book I)

When swallowed, some souls gift insights, wisdom, a path to understanding. Others unleash power, proficiency with a sword, and indifference to death. One soul assimilates with ease. But swallow a host of the dead and risk a descent into madness.

Estranged from his family over the murder of his wife, young Raze Anvrell wields his fists to vent his rage. Then a chance at a new life beckons, and he retreats to the foothills of the Ravenwood, the haunt of unbound ghosts. He and his mentor build a freehold, a life of physical labor and the satisfaction of realizing a dream. They raise horses and whittle by the fire until the old man dies, and Raze swallows his first soul.

When his brother reaches out, open wounds begin to scar. But the tenuous peace won’t last. While those who rule the Vales yield to the lure of their ambitions, slavers of Ezar roam the countryside, hunting for human chattel. While one man manipulates the law, another heeds the souls of violence howling in his head.

Raze too listens to his soul’s whispers, and as danger intrudes on his quiet life, he has no choice but to return to his father’s world and join the fight.

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Legacy of Souls (Book II)

Peace descends on the Ravenwood freehold, and Raze Anvrell trusts that as love lays open his life, the turmoil of his past will loosen its grip. But in the halls of Avanoe and catacombs of Ezar, political intrigues thicken. Deflection and secrets manipulate the truth, assassins whet their blades, and more than one ruler stakes a claim in the quest for power.

A swallower of multiple souls, Sajem files his teeth and inks his eyes. Tentacles of madness slither deeper into the slaver’s afflicted mind. His raids grow brazen, tactics harsh, and conscience stripped bare. Alliances fracture and form, and no one is too old or young, too wealthy or beautiful to spare.

As his father’s health fails, Raze accompanies his brother to Ezar to plead before the Empress for slavery’s end. When death strikes, he and those who stand in the way of ruthless ambition must battle for those they love, the principles they hold dear, and the world they desire.

While heirs compete for the Ezari throne, slavers plot each other’s demise. The future of the Vales depends on the outcome. And if Raze wishes to save his family, his freehold, his chance at love, and his life, he must swallow one more soul.

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The Rose Shield Tetralogy

Catling’s Bane (Book I)

In the tiers of Ellegeance, the elite Influencers’ Guild holds the power to manipulate emotions. Love and fear, pain and pleasure, healing and death mark the extremes of their sway, but it’s the subtle blends that hook their victims’ hearts. They hide behind oaths of loyalty and rule the world.

A child born in the grim warrens beneath the city, Catling rues the rose birthmark encircling her eye. Yet, it grants her the ability to disrupt the influencers’ sway. Established methods of civil control disintegrate before her. She’s a weapon desired by those who reign and those who rebel.

To the Influencer’s Guild, she’s an aberration, a threat. They order her death and thus the betrayals begin. One woman protects and trains her, plotting to use her shield to further imperial goals. No longer a helpless child, Catling has other plans. As chaos shakes the foundations of order and rule, will she become the realm’s savior? Or its executioner?

The Rose Shield Tetralogy – a blend of science fiction and fantasy.

Welcome to a world of three moons, a sentient landscape, rivers of light, and tier cities that rise from the swamps like otherworld flowers. A planet of waterdragons, where humans are the aliens living among three-fingered natives with spotted skin. Where a half-blood converses with the fog and the goddess plans her final reckoning.

Follow Catling’s journey as she grows from childhood into the deadly force that shapes the future. She is the realm’s shield, an influencer, assassin, healer, mother, and avenger. And all she wants is to go home.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: Catling’s Bane


Oathbreakers’ Guild (Book II)

Catling, an aspirant of the Influencers’ Guild, learns to wield the power of the garden carved into her skin. Friends are fewer than enemies, and those who wished her dead now plot her failure. Sworn to the young queen, she enters the world of Elan-Sia where the powerful maneuver for control of the throne.

Amidst rising unrest in the south and increasing pressure from the seafaring Cull Tarr, the high wards of the tiers plot rebellion. Gannon stirs the warrens, and Whitt marches with the warriors of Guardian. Propelled by revenge, Catling journeys to Mur-Vallis. Her mission—to assassinate the man who stole her past, a task that will define her future.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: Oathbreakers’ Guild


Farlanders’ Law (Book III)

Immune to influence, the Cull Tarr infiltrate the tier cities, and the Shiplord plies the queen for a bond that will cede her realm. Catling’s daughter, Rose, becomes collateral in a game of power, and the only way to save her is to lose her. Oathbreaker and lawbreaker, Catling rebels, and her power grows more deadly.

In the frozen lands of the Far Wolds, treaties collapse. Forced to choose sides, Whitt betrays his oath. Fugitives, he and young Rose traverse the realm and enter the rebel world of the Farlanders. The brief tranquility of their lives crumbles as Ellegean aggression escalates. Sent by the queen to broker a lasting peace, Gannon proposes a risky strategy—to win the battle for the Far Wolds, Whitt and the people he loves must lose the war.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: Farlanders’ Law


Kari’s Reckoning (Book IV)

The epic adventure concludes as the Shiplord vies for what he desires—the throne of Ellegeance. Their power in jeopardy, influencers surrender their oaths, their loyalties fractured. Rose, a child of untrained and reckless talent, once again becomes a pawn in the quest for control.

As the Cull Tarr solidify their rule, Guardian plots rebellion. Catling and Whitt, each gifted with singular skills, seek to sway the course of the conflict. Oathbreakers, traitors, and those desperate to save Rose collide in a final battle for the realm.

Yet, a third player emerges in the deadly game. The kari, spirits of a sentient planet, command the air, water, and land. They manipulate events to satisfy their sovereign designs and care not who survives the human war.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: Kari’s Reckoning


The Dragon Soul Quartet

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In the distant mountains of the Mirror, exiled skyriders fly dragons in the old Way, merged in flesh, blood, and bone. Twenty years past, they fought for the freedom of the valley’s dragons…and lost.

Thus begins the epic four-book adventure that stretches from the quaint village of Taran Leigh and the mountains of the Mirror to the Anghard Archipelago in the western sea. Welcome to a world where wealth and power rule, fear is the weapon of choice, and cruelty is the cost of a pocket of gold. It’s a world that forces a choice—indifference, complicity, or defiance.

The dragons of land and sea, souls of grace and beauty, hang in the balance. Will they descend into the howling violence of terror and pain inflicted upon them by their tormentors? Or will they fly free, the creatures they were born to be? With each book, the stakes rise and far more than the dragons’ soul lies at risk.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: The Dragon Soul Quartet


The Melding of Aeris

TMOA EBOOKGenerations ago, the realms fell to fire. The Burn–the only means of destroying a lush land so manipulated by man that while its crops sated hunger, it poisoned the flesh. Now the wilderness slowly reseeds, hard lessons learned through starvation, displacement, and poverty. What remains for nature’s tinkerers?

Pathway, the coveted distillation that enables the grafting of skin across species. The Sahls of the Sea Barrows meld spiral horns to their skulls, reptilian scale to their chests. They embed the razor teeth of sea beasts in the bones of their forearms and replace the flesh on their backs with the pelts of wolves. Women of wealth adorn their bodies with serpent skin as elegant as black lace, tufted tails, plumed feathers, and silken fur, their own skin cast off, no longer desirable.

Then they bear children … creatures like Aeris, a man who longs to be human. He will discover there is only one way to acquire human skin.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: The Melding of Aeris


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In a land on the brink of war, Gryff Worden finds his life slaughtered in the farmyard. Mortally wounded he stumbles upon a timekeeper, a woman who tracks the infinite paths of each life. She offers him a sunwield, a medallion that returns him to the critical choices that altered his life’s journey.

Now his life remakes itself through the sunwield, returning him repeatedly to moments of decision and death, his old life gone, the purpose of the medallion around his neck forgotten. As he uncovers the power of the sunwield, new choices lead him on an epic journey through war, death, friendship, life, and love.

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New cover for The Bone WallThe Bone Wall

Blue light ripples and crackles as the shield walls fracture. The remnants of a doomed civilization stand vigil outside, intent on plunder and slaves, desirous of untainted blood to strengthen their broken lives. With the poisons, came deformities and powers, enhanced senses and the ability to manipulate waves of energy—lightbenders and fire-wielders.

For those who thrived for generations within the walls, the broken world looms, strange and deadly, slowly dying. While the righteous pray for salvation, Rimma prepares for battle, fueled by rage and blinded by vengeance. Her twin, Angel, bound to her by unbreakable magic, seeks light in the darkness, hope in the future, and love in a broken world.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: The Bone Wall


The Sorcerer’s Garden

51G+fs9eWtL._UY250_Recently fired and residing with her sweetly overbearing mother, Madlyn needs a job—bad. In a moment of desperation, she accepts a part-time position reading at the bedside of adventurer and amateur writer Cody Lofton. A near-drowning accident left the young man in a vegetative state, and his chances of recovery wane with each passing day.

Cody’s older brother, Dustin, and eccentric grandmother aren’t prepared to give up on the youngest son of Portland, Oregon’s royalty.

Dustin’s a personable guy, bordering on naïve, and overwhelmed by familial corporate duties and cutthroat partners. Grandmother Lillian’s a meddler with an eye for the esoteric, dabbling in Dustin’s life and dealing out wisdom like a card shark. One innocent conversation at a time, she sucks Madlyn into the Lofton story, dubbing her the princess and bestowing on her the responsibility of both grandsons’ destinies.

And all Madlyn wanted was a simple reading job.

Uninspired by her self-imposed stack of literary selections, Madlyn opts for Cody’s work-in-progress. Fantasy isn’t her favorite, but with only four chapters completed, reading The Sorcerer’s Garden should be no sweat, right?

Little does she realize, the story will begin writing itself and, by the hand of destiny, become her own.

Order through Amazon’s global link here: The Sorcerer’s Garden

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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83 Responses to Ani’s Advent 2019! Cats, Honey Bear and D. Wallace Peach

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh, I love Honey Bear’s poem!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Sadje says:

    What a sweet poem.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. I love the handwritten part, but boy am I glad for the translation! Adorable.

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Absolutely love this, I was going to use the press this button but could not find it so I did one manually, then came to comment and it back…. The prices or the cats are testing me! 💜

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  6. Darlene says:

    Honey Bear’s poem is perfect and I could read it without the translation! So cute. I agree with HB, no cats for Christmas!! Wuf Wuf, Dot.

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  7. Thank yoo so mush for sharring my pome, Ani and Soo. I’m so hapy to bee on yor blog today. I hav a buzy day with my mom but will be bak soon. Luv, Huny Bear.

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  8. This is such a cute poem, Ani. You are fortunate to have such a clever friend as Honey Bear. My cats, of course, would never do such naughty things and are quite the apples of my family’s collective eyes.

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  9. Love the poem! Another anti-antler post for An!

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  10. Lol, those sneaky cats! Loved this, Diana 🙂

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  11. My mom mad me rite a pome for Ani, Jacquie. I desided to rite about my kats. It was fun. I hope yoo hav a Mery Krismas. Diana says thanks for viziting! ❤

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  12. Oh, I just LOVE IT! ❤ xoxoxo Merry Christmas dear Ani and Honey Bear… You're awesome! xoxo

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  13. jenanita01 says:

    A wonderful addition for Ani’s advent calendar!

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  14. What a wonderful, lovely and funny poem. Thank you Honey Bear. Michael

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  15. Reblogged this on Myths of the Mirror and commented:
    My dog, Honey Bear, wrote a poem for Ani’s Advent 2019. Ani is Sue Vincent’s adorable and talented pup. The spelling is atrocious, but there is a translation for those who don’t read “dog.” I hope you get a smile. Happy Holidays from Honey Bear.

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  16. I love this, Diana! Merry Christmas!

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  17. That’s adorable. 🐶 (Love the name Honey Bear.) As I mentioned, I’m a cat person (sorry Honey Bear & Ani) so I’m there’s a translation. 😉

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  18. Jina Bazzar says:

    Ha! Lovely and lighthearted – though I love cats too.

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  19. Vashti Q says:

    Hi! Honey Bear’s poem is adorable! I loved this post. Happy Holidays! ❤

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  20. You are so right, Diana! Honey Bear’s poem made me smile and remember the sweet cats from my childhood who always jumped upon the shiny tree…

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  21. dgkaye says:

    Lol, just read this at Diana’s blog. So had to read again! Clever and fun. ❤

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  22. Annika Perry says:

    Diana, this is adorable! 😀 I love the poem and the hand/paw written part, including the actual paw print! I’m having fun reading all the comments too … inspired and has me chuckling away! 😀😀

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  23. Thank yoo, Annika. That paprint is my signachur. Its hard to rite with a pensil, and speling makes no cence at all. I dont no how yoo keep trak of all the difrent sounds and leters. Anyway, Mery Krismas and Im glad yoo liked my pome! – Luv Huny Brer.

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  24. I have to say, I agree with Honey Bear’s poetic take on cats.

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  25. Widdershins says:

    Yep, that’s cats and Christmas trees alright. 😀

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  26. Honey Bear, not to worry. Your two-legs will always love you best (and maybe even make sure you have a treat under that worrisome Christmas tree on December 25!). 🙂 xo

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  27. Well, I can’t agree with Honey Bear… but this is still absolutely adorable. Huge hugs, Sue and Diana. Meowy Catmouse and happy New Year.

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