Saturday, February 19, 2011

Guest Blogger: Author Sheila Hendrix

Please join me in welcoming author Sheila Hendrix as the special guest blogger here today at Thoughts in Progress as she tours with her latest YA/Paranormal novel.

Sheila’s current release is THE BETRAYAL. Here’s a brief synopsis of the book: “When Zachariah and Matthew McCannon were young, their parents abandoned them, leaving Zack to take care of his little brother, Matt. Though they lived with their grandmother, she was always sick, so Zack was forced to raise him. This was not an easy task.
   Zack had his hands full because of Matt’s unusual powers. He has visions and dreams that come true, and when he gets angry or upset, he can move things with his mind. Because of this, evil seeks him, keeping Zack on his toes as his protector.
    As the brothers grew older, they became hunters, pursuing evil supernatural forces. After Matthew has a dream, it sends them on a hunt for cave, not knowing why, but realizing it is necessary. When they arrive, Matt finds the vision was a trap.
    A Darkness like no other wants to control Matt and kill Zack. The Darkness is named, Alanya, which means, The Destroyer.
    Alanya hates the brothers. In the past, every time he tried to apprehend Matt, Zack would thwart him by protecting his brother. Alanya is incensed that a mere human boy can beat him, for demons are not to be defied.
    When Alanya asks Zack, “How far will you go to save your brother?” Zack answers, “As far as I have to.”
    Now, the brothers are faced with a deadly force they never had to deal with before. This demon is on a deadly mission to destroy everything the brothers hold dear. If the McCannon’s are not careful, neither of them will be able to escape.”

Sheila joins us today to talk about “unconditional love.”

Thinking about what I wanted to write this post about, I decided on a topic that is close to my heart. I love to read book about brothers, family, lovers, ect. In Romantic Suspense the hero will always do whatever he has to do to protect his woman. I also like books where brothers love each other so much, they are willing to do anything for the other, even give their life as a sacrifice for each other.

Too many times in life I find out that people no longer care
about each other. Everyone it seems is out for number one and they just leave everyone else behind. I feel as if the world would be a better place if people cared about each other. How nice would it be for someone, when you or someone you love is threatened, to stand up for you and say to the enemy, "If you want to get through them, you have to go through me." Even the Bible says, "Happy is the man who lays down his life for his friends." How many of us would lay down our lives for the other? When did we get so single minded and afraid? In the old days, people fought for each other and they were honorable who did. They were considered hero's.

That's what I try to show in my book, THE BETRAYAL. Zack and Matt are brothers who love each other unconditionally and would do anything for each other even die. I think if we all would take a lesson from them and act on it, the world we live in would not be such a scary place. 

Sheila, thanks for guest blogging here today. At times it does seem we have stopped caring about our fellow man.

Now, let me give you a bit of background on Sheila. She is a native of Alabama and resides there with her husband of sixteen years. She has no children, except for her pets. Sheila is the author of the Young Adult paranormal series, THE DARK CIRCLE. She also does reviews for two magazines. Writing has always been a dream and a passion of hers. She is currently working on other books in the McCannon brothers series. To find out more about Sheila and her books visit:

What are your thoughts about unconditional love?


  1. Sheila, thanks again for guest blogging here today. Wishing you much success with your writing.

  2. I love this post! I find lots of books explore unconditional love with family, but I like to look at children and their friendships. Seems when we're kids we'd do anything for our buddies.

  3. Mason - Thanks for hosting Sheila.

    Sheila - Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the bond between people. Unconditional love is such a strong force that unites people, and I like it that you've explored it in this book. I wish you much success.

  4. I agree with Margot, what a great topic to explore with a story. Unconditional love can be tried and tested in so many ways on the page, it'll make for a great read.

  5. I enjoy books about strong relationships too. This sounds like a great one! thanks for the tip :)

  6. I understand your sentiment - the main characters in my book share that kind of unconditional love. You're right, it's rare in the real world.

  7. I like your theme of 'unconditional love'. It sounds like a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. I thoroughly enjoy books with strong relationships threaded through them too. Not enough of them in my opinion.

    Enjoyed the interview. Thanks :)


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