Meet Raleigh Nichols

Have you read my paranormal romance, The Spirit Within? If so, then you’ll know who this rugged mechanic is. Meet Raleigh Nichols, the inimical boyfriend of the main character, Cassy Blakemore.

Who is this irreverent soul?

He’s a hard working mechanic who’s employed full-time at the local body shop. His name is Raleigh Nichols and is crazy in love with his girlfriend, Cassy Blakemore. Sure, he may be a tad overbearing and a bit cynical, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to please his girl with his sultry, southern charm. The way Raleigh’s sensual touch melts Cassy’s heart, gets her every time. Well, that is until the day Raleigh’s inner darkness emerges. A darkness that becomes so brutal that it creates a terrifying wedge between the two lovers.

Their love is undeniable, but the personal turmoil that Raleigh battles causes him to lose the fight to alcoholism. While his thirst grows deeper for the bottle, his anger becomes intensified as his emotions become explosively abusive towards Cassy. Raleigh’s apologies are hollow and ignored, but that doesn’t end his relentless obsession with his girlfriend.

Before the final straw breaks, Cassy discovers supernatural abilities that she never knew she had. It’s thanks to these newly found powers that keep her world from totally disintegrating.

How does Raleigh deal with Cassy mysteriously “zoning out”? And how does this volatile relationship continue….. or does it? Get your very own copy of my novel, The Spirit Within available on Amazon!

 

Here’s the sketch that I did of Raleigh Nichols from my novel, The Spirit Within. Prints of my sketch are available at…. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/raleigh-nichols-sheila-renee-parker.html

 

 

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

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(Raleigh Nichols. Sketch by Sheila Renee Parker.)

Meet Cassy Blakemore

If you’ve read my novel, The Spirit Within, then you’ll know who this young lady is…. the main character, Cassy Blakemore! Join Cassy’s gripping journey into the unknown as she discovers deep-seated secrets and supernatural powers!

 

Who is this intriguing young lady?

She’s a mousy nineteen year old college student who’s major is in art with hopes and dreams of owning her own gallery one day. Her name is Cassandra Blakemore, but to those dearest to her, she’s affectionately known as Cassy. She tries to live a simple life with her boyfriend, Raleigh Nichols, a rugged mechanic who Cassy’s Uncle Mitch sorely dislikes, but tolerates for the love of his niece.

Raleigh, who claims he loves Cassy undeniably, soon finds comfort by delving deeper into the bottle. His insufferable alcoholism takes an unruly turn as he becomes abusive towards Cassy. It’s at this point in her life that she’s faced with her worst fears.

And as if all of this wasn’t enough, not only does she endure verbal and physical abuse, Cassy discovers a whole other side to herself that she never knew existed. Cassy starts to have premonitions, experiencing ESP right before horrible things happen. Also, supernatural abilities of levitation and telekinesis begin to show through Cassy’s newly found powers.

She’s terrified and confused. Fight or flight. She has to decide. As she moves forward, she meets new people, embraces new love with a mysterious bookstore clerk named, Drew Stevens, and learns about deep-seated family secrets that are shockingly revealed.

Cassy struggles, but finds the strength to travel down a path to empowerment. She becomes the Phoenix that rises high above the ashes of adversity. Cassy discovers The Spirit Within!

 

Here is the sketch that I did of Cassy Blakemore, the main character of my novel, The Spirit Within. Prints of my sketch are available at… http://fineartamerica.com/featured/cassy-blakemore-sheila-renee-parker.html

 

 

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

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(“Cassy Blakemore”. Sketch by Sheila Renee Parker.)

 

 

 

“The Spirit Within” (Painting by Sheila Renee Parker)

“They say that eyes are windows to the soul. But when the eyes are looking back, what do you think they see, truth or mystery?

Explore where the awakening begins and discover The Spirit Within.”

 

 

 

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

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“The Spirit Within” ~ Painting by Sheila Renee Parker. Prints available at: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-spirit-within-sheila-renee-parker.html

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The True You

“As the eyes pierce the vision,
a mere glimpse into the within.

Deeper than any comprehension,
let the awakening begin.”

~ Sheila Renee Parker

More often than not, we as individuals view things aesthetically, looking at the surface of what’s in front of us rather than stepping back and taking a deeper look within. For example, when we wake up in the morning, one of the first things we do when we get ready for the day is look at our appearance in the mirror. The reflection staring back can reflect many things, such as having a restful sleep from the previous night to a worrisome face full of doubt and fear.

How we first see ourselves in the mirror can cause us to quickly place judgment on the individuals that we’ve become. But that is exactly what we should NOT do. Instead, we should take a couple of steps back away from the mirror before us and take a good, long look at who we are….. on the inside.

Regardless of how we appear…. short, tall… thin, not so thin…. mature in age or younger in years… we need to take a much deeper look within us and realize how unique we all are. Each and every single one of us has something special to share, so fantastic that it can make us truly shine. We just have to be able to be awake enough to acknowledge that we all have a magnificent being inside us. One that is so miraculous that it can help us to soar higher than we’ve ever gone before.

There really is an unstoppable force that resides deep within us all. All we have to do is be willing to accept the drive that can help us to achieve our dreams. And by doing so, we can help others as well. With a positive mindset anything can, and will, happen!

“Look past the skin
where true beauty begins
and you’ll discover the spirit within.”

~ Sheila Renee Parker

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

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Year 2 and it’s ALL about YOU!

Wow, can you believe it?! It’s been 2 amazing years since I created this blog and I owe it all to each and every single one of you!

The topics discussed here are always open for your interactions. Many of you have shared so much and I, along with everyone else, have truly enjoyed every moment! If I could hug each of you, I honestly would because you mean that much to me!

So…. A BIG INTERNET AIR HUG to you ALL!!!

Much love and light,                                                                                                                 ~ Sheila

 

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2 years

The Emergence

Life is full of wondrous possibilities that are waiting for each of us to explore. We are all unique in our own special ways. Regardless of our differences, whether they are spiritual, visual or even political, we are all powerful individuals who deserve the absolute best that life has to offer. The Universe is a magical expansion of one’s desires. Believe in yourself and great things will happen!

Three extraordinary words to live by are “Believe. Achieve. Succeed.”  because together they can be used to create the solid foundation of one’s goals. First, we must believe in ourselves in order to know our own self-worth. After we discover that, then we can move on to achieving our life’s dreams. With the right amount of hard work and determination, our goals can and will be reached. Never allow the words “I can’t”  be a part of your vocabulary for they show weakness and lack of strength. Choosing positive words in a daily routine will guarantee a positive outcome. When you believe in yourself, you can achieve ultimate greatness and by doing that, you will succeed in discovering your inner most strength to empowerment.

Energy is all around us, good and bad. Stay strong and stand for what you truly believe in. Have faith and know that the power of positive affirmation does exist.

Here’s an idea, how about finally waking up one day to a bright new future. One where happiness and positive energy paves the way. Find the strength deep down inside that empowers each one of us to listen to that inner voice that yearns so badly to be heard. The voice that’s tapped into the Universe, giving everyone that unique connection, nudging us to move forward onto something better, leaving all that is negative behind… strengthening us to rise above all the adversities that try to weigh us down. Why not be that daring Phoenix that rises high above the ashes, soaring into something greater and causing one’s dreams to blossom into a beautiful reality, allowing us to discover the spirit within.

Darkness cannot prevail when light shines!

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~ Sheila Renee Parker on Twitter: @sheilarparker.

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Hearing Angels

 

How to start this next topic should be easy, but it’s not. There are so many skeptics out there who are quick to scoff at those who say they can communicate with the ethereal beings. So quick are those to pass judgment upon the things they don’t understand.

But for those who truly believe in such communication, they say that it is very real. Angels are all around us, waiting eagerly to assist. They are willing to provide guidance and assurance. All one has to do is simply ask and the angels are happy to help. With them they bring light and love. A sense of comfort that offers warmth with all that is positive.

I am actually one of those people who deeply believes in angelic communication. I openly admit this to let those who keep quiet, know that it’s ok to talk about it. For years I never said a word regarding the subject because I was too afraid of what others would think, but then I discovered that there were other people who could do the exact same thing. Talk about a relief, finally! I know some people probably think I’m crazy and I’m ok with that, but I know what I believe in my heart to be real.

Angelic messages are always uplifting, never anything negative. Angels are full of compassion and their mission is to help. I constantly feel their presence twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It’s amazing and encouraging, a wondrous sense of enlightenment. I also have a spirit guide with whom I communicate on a regular basis. She’s always around me, never leaves my side. When my father passed away a few years ago, she comforted me and helped me heal.

Like I said in the beginning, this isn’t an easy topic to discuss because there are so many skeptics, but I truly feel blessed with what I sincerely believe.

People have asked me how can they talk with their spirit guides as well. I have merely answered by telling them how it happened for me. It was years ago and I was going through a rough patch in life. Then, I just turned to my faith. I’ve never considered myself a religious person, but I’ve always maintained my spiritual beliefs. During that difficult time was when I asked for assistance. That’s when my spirit guide made her beautiful presence known. I saw her in my mind’s eye. The image was very clear, as if she was literally standing before me. She spoke to me telepathically. Her lips never moved. There was an ethereal white light about her and I knew from that moment on, that she would always be there. A comfort that still gives me solace each and every single day.

 

 

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