April 28, 2020


"This is an amazing contemporary paranormal romance with danger and suspense woven into it to make it even more enjoyable. The characters are well crafted and full of personality, so much so, that they seem to pop off the page. Within the first two chapters, I was hooked and wanted more." -- Suzanne, Amazon

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April 21, 2020


Another week of #socialdistancing means further opportunity to catch up (or add to) your TBR list. Consider a paranormal romance from The Magicals Series.


April 14, 2020


Read my latest author interview with AllAuthor for #TirgearrTuesday. Interested in me and my books? Want to find out more? You can visit my website www.mayatylerauthor.com for the latest updates and sign up for my quarterly newsletter (sign-up form on website).

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A Vampire's Tale

Sparks fly when a paranormal skeptic author meets a character from her book who happens to be a real vampire.

Praise for A Vampire's Tale

"An unusual story, a must read for vampire lovers everywhere!" -- Belinda, Amazon

"The storyline weaves together, danger, magic, action, suspense and of course romance, into an emotional rollercoaster full of surprising twists and unexpected turns that keep going right to the end." -- Suzanne, Amazon

"I found myself glued to the pages in this fantasy read and can’t wait to read the next book!" -- Debbie, Amazon

A Wizard's Choice

A wizard's apprentice faces an impossible choice. Will he choose love or duty?

Praise for A Wizard's Choice

"I sat on the edge of my seat from start to finish and I loved reading it." -- Scarolet, Amazon

"I enjoyed this book from beginning to end." -- Elvira, Amazon

"Every chapter deepens the plot of the story and helps you stay hooked until the end." -- Ash, Amazon

April 12, 2020

A Lost Faith

I haven't attended church since last Easter.

Although I'm certain that's not unusual for many people my age—no judgement—I was a Preacher's Kid (PK) and went to church even when I didn't have to go. I believed in the institution. I was married in church, we baptized our two sons in church, and I attended nearly every Sunday until my illness peaked in 2014. Our family could have dropped off the face of the earth... not really, but I stopped going to the church, a traditional Christian denomination, we'd attended for eight years, and no one called me for several months. A few months later, I formally "broke up" with our church. I sent a very detailed email to our minister explaining my various reasons so that he might learn from our experience. After our departure, at least one other young family left.

A year later, we were invited to a less-traditional Christian church by a friend. I thought we'd found a new home. Due to my health, I could only attend sporadically, but I always left feeling uplifted. Other than attendance, we didn't become involved in our new church. We attended some non-Sunday events, but never joined study groups or inquired about (re) baptism. I was fine with just having a place to go when we felt well enough to go. The last Sunday we attended, the minister seemed to direct his sermon at our family, focusing on the process (the bureaucracy of the church institution) rather than the 'helping others and making the world a better place' we'd come to appreciate. It started to resemble the 'repeat after me' blind rhetoric we had left behind. I felt less motivated to spend the little able time I had in a day persuading my family to attend church. Even after four years, we hadn't established any close relationships with other parishioners. The pastoral staff had never visited our house. After I received my charitable donation receipt for 2019, I sent an email to the church office informing them of our leave of absence. I didn't cut off the ties as I had done with our old church. Maybe I'll go back. Maybe I won't. But I left the option open.

I still believe in God. Our family says grace before every meal. We say bedtime prayers with the kids. But I carry guilt over the lack of religious instruction we've provided the kids. I never wanted to force religion on them. My overall parenting strategy is provide all the options, live by example, and let them make their own choices.

I have not lost my faith in God. I have lost my faith in humanity.

In general, Christians do not live the way Jesus endorsed. And it goes beyond our natural tendency to sin. I have come to the realization that I can't help everyone. But I believe if everyone does something to help others, then the world will be a better place. This pandemic has clearly emphasized the deficiencies in our communities. I feel like we are steps away from 'every person for themselves' chaos. In this uncertain and volatile world, I have to look very hard to find the good news.

April 7, 2020


This week, I'm promoting my updated website... Check it out, and let me know what you think. www.mayatylerauthor.com 

If you haven't read it yet, A Wizard's Choice is Book 2 in The Magicals Series. A reluctant wizard apprentice must choose between duty and his heart's desire.

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April 3, 2020

Just Another Day in the Life

It’s the topic on everyone’s mind and social media feed.

Covid-19 or the Coronavirus has been the source of much anxiety, and even panic, these last few months. I’ve seen more jokes and memes and re-purposed songs. Humour is a great coping device. It distracts us from the very sobering reality that is our world now. We are at war. The enemy is a virus. We are all fighting for our lives. For a piece of normalcy. Armed with hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes (or your “weapon” of choice).

Slowly, bit by bit, pieces of our normal lives have been eroded away. March break was extended by two weeks. Now, we are told school will be closed until at least May 3. Public gatherings are now restricted to five. Only essential businesses are open. Our local forest trails are closed.

How have you been coping? At the beginning of March break, I optimistically started in on my huge list of outstanding projects. But, only a few days in, I became too anxious to do anything. I have the time, but not the right mindset. This pandemic is exasperating my pre-existing mental health issues. I want to write. I’d love to finish my two work-in-progresses. But it’s not happening right now. Not today anyway.

I’m still looking for the positive. The good things about sheltering-in-place... I’ve spent more time with my kids. I’ve caught up on a decade’s worth of Disney movies on Disney Plus. I’ve been reading a lot (an essential hobby for writers). Thank goodness for eBooks. Zero wait time for delivery.

Today is another day.