Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 Flooding of Louisiana Post 1

I decided to change the name of my blog from The Journey is the Reward to Josephine's Journey. I still believe in it's concept, but recent local events have set my heart and brain into a whirlwind.

The Journey is the Reward ... hmm ... what's so rewarding about a tragedy? For a community torn apart by man made tragedy, the reward today is watching neighbors saving neighbors whether they are black, red, white, blue, orange or green. Today's reward is Hope ... HOPE that despite our bickering and differences, we are families-from-another-father: God.

I am the last child of 9 siblings. Trust me. I know about bickering!

Now I'm NOT saying God causes misery to fall upon us. We are His children. He loves us unconditionally. But as a parent, I have learned that sometimes children have to learn the hard way.

Changes ... We hope that change is good. Lately, changes have resulted from so much negativity surrounding our community. I can't help but wonder if the message is to draw a torn community back to one another. God has a plan. We must have Faith.

August 12, 2016: Friday morning, I snoozed my alarm more than normal as I decided that the rain, lightening and thunder pounding at my bedroom window was not worthy of getting out of bed. Texts from co-workers confirmed my decision and theirs to stay home and off the roads.

Then came a text from my dad at 8:10 AM. "We are going under water."

My heart froze. What on earth? Was he serious? That's just nuts!

I called, and he confirmed. The home I grew up in had an inch of water. It had NEVER been threatened by water before.  My parents bought the house in 1978. The rise of living costs against a fixed income influenced my father's decision to cancel his flood insurance.

No insurance.

The day progressed. Water rose. His stubborn ass refused to leave. Yes, he was pissing me off. Then at around 2 pm, he called to let me know that he contacted Central Fire Department. God bless those men who got my parents out!

This is day three.  So much loss ... My heart hurts so bad ...

I will post more later.

Love and prayers to my family and friends suffering.

Monday, August 1, 2016


Today's the day!

Please note that the ebook versions of Broken and Scorned are 0.99!

Broken, Book 2 of the Fallen Angelle series is now available for ordering at the links below.  If you'd like a signed copy, please send me aprivate email.

Angelle tossed in her fallen angel wings many molted feathers ago, but a shade demon pops in to ruin her plans of getting back into Heaven. He lays a curse on her. In order to stay out of Hell, she must find a missing Celestial angel and the chit’s demon lover.

As the case develops, Angelle begins to suspect the answer might involve herself and her own Sangre demon boyfriend, Jack. To complicate matters, her last flame from Hell shows up.

Mel, who has a penchant for the 1920’s era, is determined to take over the Devil's Brigade. To do that, he needs the hearts of an angel and a demon who are in love.

Coincidence? Or are Angelle and Jack the target of a maniac’s scheme to rule Hades?

Additionally, sign up at my website to get the password to a free ghost story written by yours truly.

Enjoy the wings!~
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Friday, July 1, 2016

Broken - Cover Reveal & PreOrder Links

I'm super excited to reveal the cover and announce the August 1st, 2016 release of Broken, Book 2 of the Fallen Angelle series.

Taria Reed did a fantastic job on the cover! The background is a picture I took of the Mississippi bridge in Baton Rouge. How cool is that?!

Please follow the link(s) below to PreOrder your ebook or print book.

Additionally, sign up at my website to get the password to a free ghost story written by yours truly.

Enjoy the wings!

~ Josephine

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Scorned Trailer

I'm pretty excited to have finally gotten around to updating my book trailer for Scorned.  Check it out at!  Hope you like!

Enjoy the angel wings!
~ Josephine

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Freebie for My Readers

Please sign up to follow by email to get the password for a short story I wrote entitled Lost Love, which can be found here:
Lost Love

Thanks, and enjoy!
~ Josephine

Friday, May 13, 2016

Monday, September 7, 2015

My Interview/Review by Dionne Charlet,

"Scorned is a fun read, much along the lines of an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a Sookie Stackhouse Louisiana-vampire-bar vibe and a sprinkling of angel lore reminiscent of Supernatural. The characters have that kind of kickbutt likability factor peppered with just enough personal imperfection to soon become endearing to any ravenous fantasy-genre reader in search of an otherworldly heroine. The fallen protagonist, Angelle-ically embodied in human form through Templeton's words, is not likely to be scorned by readers at all. It would be easy to see this character grow to command a fan following. There is a lot to love about this story, chock full of bad vamps, good vamps, more bad vamps, werewolves, demons, a touch of romance, and the coolest alternate dimension this side of the bayou. The bad news is the book is so hard to put down, it is over before you know it. Click here for the Kindle edition. The good news is there's a second book." ` Dionne Charlet,

For more on my interview, go to

~ Josephine

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