Where has T R Lykins gone?

Surely everyone is wondering, where has T R Lykins disappeared to?  To answer everyone’s question, I am still here.  Last year, life threw me a curve ball that hit me real hard.  Life can change in a moment and end in a twinkle of an eye.  Within a span of a week, my husband at the time told me he wanted a divorce and that the girl he was seeing was worth more than his boys and me.  The same week, another blow came my way. Doctors told me, my dad was going to die.  In one month, I lived through the nightmare of losing my dad and going through a horrible divorce, which was also a death.

Since, I had to go through these battles; I had to put off writing for a while.  I did write some short poems to help me overcome what I was going through.  These are personal and I may share them at some point.  My life was turned upside down, and I had to be strong for the one guy who was there for me, my dad.  He died; not knowing that the one guy he thought was going to take care of me wasn’t even there.  It was more important to me that my dad’s last days be focused on being happy and with family who loved him.  My dad didn’t need to worry about me, because God was in control of my life, even then.  I had to be strong for my dad, and he deserved it until the end.  He died a month after he told me he wasn’t feeling well and I got to be there for him every day.  I would not have changed a thing. His last words were spoken to me, “I’ll see you over yonder.”  This gave me comfort knowing he was going to heaven and plans on seeing me there one day.  I live my life every day the way God wants me to, so I’ll make it there one day.  Yes, I may mess up, but I always ask for forgiveness and do the right things to make it to heaven.

It took several long months for my divorce to be final.  Since then, I have forgiven my ex for everything and have moved on.  God has helped me to forgive and has brought happiness and peace back into my life.  The only thing that still bothers me is that my ex still doesn’t want a relationship with his boys.  This is something I encourage both of my boys to do, but they both continue to have this door slammed in their face daily.  I pray that God will heal this relationship for both my boys; only God can help with this, and I pray that my boys will be happy.  My boys are working to get their happiness back and they are getting there also, day by day.

Why haven’t I been writing and when will I write again?  The reason I haven’t been writing is because my day job requires me to sit in front of a computer for eight hours.  When I get home, I really don’t want to look at a computer.   I will write again soon.  I am starting to find some time to write and I really want to finish Gabriel’s story (Gabriel’s Many Gifts).  It has been started and the book cover for it is amazing.  I want to finish it so everyone can see the awesome book cover!!!  I will finish the story soon, I promise.  I want to write an autobiography about the person who is in my life now, so that may be a future story. By the way, I have written a short story that may be part of an anthology someday about mermaids.

What is going on in my life now?  God blessed me with a wonderful guy who has put a smile back on my face and my heart feels alive.  Every day he has helped me to be whole, and helped me to be a better person. Every day he helps guide me closer to God by challenging me to seek God more and through daily bible verses.  He is a preacher and pastor, and I’m grateful that he is.  God brings people into your life for a reason, and God has blessed me with someone who helps me win my battles that I go through daily.  We all go through them, but being blessed with someone to help you, is a true blessing.  Mountains will be moved, and healings will happen, when you give your life to God, and trust in Him.  I know that no man will help me to grow spiritually, because that is all on me.  Right now my life’s goal is to grow to be more like Christ.  What will happen with this relationship that God has blessed me with?  Only God knows that answer, because I trust in God to lead me on the right path.  I do love this guy, and only time and God, knows what’s next for me.

When I started writing my novels, I never knew what it meant to fully give yourself to a book.  Every author puts a little bit of their selves into a story, not knowing that we do this from time to time.  Our emotions are fully wrapped up into every word we bring to life in a story.  My conscious never would let me write anything that I would ever be ashamed of, no bad language, no hot sex scenes, and nothing violent.  I could not rightfully bring a story to life that I could not let my name to be a part of or let my kids or someone else’s kid to read.  I never want to be a bad influence to anyone, whether it is an adult or young person. My stories are for the young at heart, even if you are much older with a young heart.  I have been told that I am a responsible adult who has a young heart this is what is reflected in my stories.  I have been told that my stories haven’t been for some people, which I totally understand.  Some people like more dark stories, which my stories aren’t.  The way I write my stories is how I speak, and some people don’t like it, but that is okay.  Putting yourself into the public eye is a brave thing to do, but I did it, and not everyone will like you for it.  All I can say is to be brave, and trust in yourself, and do what you want to do, but do it the right way with a good conscious.  If you have an opinion, there is the right way to express an opinion without making a person feel bad.

Hopefully, my readers will be patient with me until I finish my next story for them.  If you need something to read before I finish, please check out the authors who inspire me.  I have a whole list and their website’s are on the right hand side of my blog, just click the link.

Meanwhile, I will leave you with something that God shared with me while on my life’s journey.

Psalm 90.4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, (Time doesn’t mean the same to humans as it does for God. We can’t comprehend what time really means.)
1 Corinthians 15.52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (Life can change in a moment and life can end with a twinkle of an eye.) Live a life for God and always be ready. Tell the ones you love that you love them and never let them wonder if you do. Never wait until tomorrow because tomorrow may never come.

Never wait until tomorrow because tomorrow may never come.  I love all my readers and the ones who know me personally know this to be true.  What is next?  I will put it in God’s hands and let’s be patient together and wait and see….

 

One last thing…All my Ebooks are on sale for only .99 cents so grab them and share them with your friends.  After all, I am a single mom trying to keep her boys feed.  One day I will push my adult kids out the door, but until then…I will take care of them…. 

One More Life Cover Reveal

 
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Third Book in Last Heartbeat Series
Genre: Clean Romance
Author: TR Lykins
Release Date: June 16, 2015
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Elizabeth Renee Watson never dreamt that she would ever be proposed to.



She’s had several bad relationships end because of an illness that almost killed her. Now she has this wonderful guy down on one knee, asking her to marry him. Can she say yes or will her illness come back to haunt her? Will Tyler be able to deal with her illness or will he run like the rest of them.



Tyler James Smith had given up on finding his “forever girl” until he took his best friend’s son to school one day. When he walked into that classroom, he finally met the girl of his dreams. Tyler had always envied his friends and their loving relationships. He wanted what they had.



Can Elizabeth and Tyler have the “forever” they’ve always dreamed of?

The First Two Books in the Series are on sale for 99 cents!!

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The Life Gift #kindle http://ow.ly/MuAzI 
The Life Gift #nook http://ow.ly/MuAHn 
As a stay at home mom, I became an avid reader who loves and reads most genres. The love of these books spiked my interest to learn more about the book world and the process it took to become an author. Learning as much as I can about the wonderful world of writing, I had to write my stories. I’ve had these stories building in my head for over a year and I just needed to share them with everyone.



Educating myself in this industry has made me work hard to obtain my goals of writing and becoming an author. The learning process has also made me appreciate, what all these authors have accomplished and all the hard work they put into writing and publishing. I quickly learned that it is important to thank an author by leaving reviews of their work. Having many author friends who always answer my many questions has helped me and I love each of them. These authors are my inspiration.



I can’t wait to share all my stories with you!!! My novels are Clean New Adult/Young Adult Romance. Hope you enjoy my unique stories about love and happily ever after.



Why do I write clean romance novels? I wanted to share my story with everyone and focus more on the storyline. As a mother, I needed to know that my children would be proud of what I write and not be afraid to let them read and be apart of my journey as an author. This world already has too much going on in it that I can’t control them from seeing, but I can make my books something they can be proud to read.



Now I can share my stories with anyone at any age group. Adults and teenagers alike can read my stories and I am proud to have kept it clean for everyone to read.



Thank you for being apart of my world and taking a chance on reading my stories.



I love hearing from my readers so feel free to contact me and let me hear why or how you liked my stories.

All 3 Books by TR Lykins on Sale/Videos

All 3 books now on ‪#‎sale‬ ‪#‎99cents‬. ‪#‎CR4U‬ ‪#‎amreading‬ ‪#‎RT‬

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Last Heartbeat ‪#‎kindle‬ http://ow.ly/MuA4A
Last Heartbeat ‪#‎nook‬ http://ow.ly/MuAnZ

THE LIFE GIFT_AMAZON

The Life Gift #kindle http://ow.ly/MuAzI
The Life Gift #nook http://ow.ly/MuAHn

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Sarah’s Premonition #kindle http://ow.ly/MuCBw
Sarah’s Premonition #nook http://ow.ly/MuD20

Sale for Last Heartbeat & The Life Gift

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Both Last Heartbeat and The Life Gift are currently on ‪#‎sale‬ ‪#‎99cents‬. Sale ends soon!! ‪#‎CR4U‬ ‪#‎romance‬ ‪#‎amreading‬
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Last Heartbeat ‪#‎Nook‬ http://ow.ly/LumuS
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Roanoke Author Invasion

Have you bought your tickets to RAI?  Roanoke Author Invasion Saturday April 11, 2015

TICKETS ARE FREE!!!

Roanoke, VA

Check us out on this featured post with some other amazing Authors!

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Sarah’s Premonition RDL

 
Waking up with a feeling of dread, Sarah Lynn Dean attempts to go on with her day. Getting closer to her destination she is overwhelmed with such feelings of pain and sadness. It causes her to make a spur of the moment decision. A decision that not only changes her course but her life forever.
One day can change forever.
Adam Castiel Parker is stunned by the beautiful stranger. Compelled to follow her, he must find out who she is. Before he takes his next step the loud noise behind him steal his attention. Turning to find the source, he loses the beautiful stranger.
Will she be lost forever? Will he ever be able to thank her for the gift she gave to him without even knowing?
Never to be forgotten.
Sarah must learn that life must go on even on the darkest of days. A day that irrevocably changes the world!


 

I am married to the love of my life and have been married to him for twenty years. When I met my husband it was love at first sight so I am still a believer in love. We even got married three months after we meet. I am a stay at home mom of two wonderful boys who keep me on my toes.



As a stay at home mom, I became an avid reader who loves and reads most genres. The love of these books spiked my interest to learn more about the book world and the process it took to become an author. Learning as much as I can about the wonderful world of writing, I had to write my story. I’ve had this story building in my head for over a year and I just needed to share it with everyone. Educating myself in this industry has made me work hard to obtain my goals of writing and becoming an author. The learning process has also made me appreciate, what all these authors have accomplished and all the hard work they put in. I can’t wait to share my story with you!!! My novel is a Clean New Adult/Young Adult Romance. Hope you enjoy my unique story about love.



Sign Ups for Sarah’s Premonition Release Day Event/Review

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Waking up with a feeling of dread, Sarah Lynn Dean attempts to go on with her day. Getting closer to her destination she is overwhelmed with such feelings of pain and sadness. It causes her to make a spur of the moment decision. A decision that not only changes her course but her life forever.

One day can change forever.

Adam Castiel Parker is stunned by the beautiful stranger. Compelled to follow her, he must find out who she is. Before he takes his next step the loud noise behind him steal his attention. Turning to find the source, he loses the beautiful stranger.

Will she be lost forever? Will he ever be able to thank her for the gift she gave to him without even knowing?

Never to be forgotten.

Sarah must learn that life must go on even on the darkest of days. A day that irrevocably changes the world!

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Are you interested in participating in the Release Day Event of TR Lykins new book Sarah’s Premonition on Jan 30, 2015? Review opportunites are also available for a two week tour. Please contact me if you have any questions, but otherwise fill out the google document so I can send out the packets within the next week or so.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZVASa7Dnr-YI77cngS5XAbK1qyfwEqW1qhk_nhSuPFc/viewform
Sarah Long ~ PA to Author TR Lykins