Our Transgender Child – Boo’s Update

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Since the original story Our Transgender Child – Boo’s Story was told a year and a half ago, it has consistently been one of my top 5 posts.  Often, by email or in person, people ask me how Boo is doing and what she’s been up to.  For that reason, I convinced her to let me provide my readers with an update of her life since my last post.

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Boo – July 2012

Since my last post, Boo started working part-time at a beauty supply store.  She got lots of helpful tips on makeup and hair and even started doing my makeup for special occasions!!  She couldn’t get enough hours at that job, however, so she eventually moved on to a coffeehouse where she is working nearly full-time.  Only her boss knows that she is transgendered and no one at either of those jobs ever questioned her being a girl.

Boo is taking a few classes, slowly trying to get through her general ed.  She had some bad experiences in Portland and sometimes has panic attacks on her way to class.  She has finally decided to talk to her doctor about trying some anti-anxiety meds.

Boo was in a long-term relationship, which recently broke up and after sharing an apartment with friends for a few months, she has moved back home.  We are all getting along very well and Boo, Art and I love to eat dinner together while watching Jeopardy and trying to be the first to yell out the answer.

All in all, I believe that Boo is finally comfortable in her own skin and on her way to becoming the person she was always meant to be.  We are very proud of her.

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Boo today

Ember by Liz Schulte Book Review

Ember by LIz Schulte Book Review

Ember by LIz Schulte Book Review Ember (Jinn Trilogy Book One) by Liz Schulte

Holden told Olivia it was only a matter of time before Hell came for them. After all, one doesn’t just walk away from the life he lived unscathed, but the longer Hell waited, the more Olivia let down her guard. She believed maybe happily ever after was possible—he knew it wasn’t.
But when Baker shows up beaten and bloody on their doorstep with a message, all hope evaporates. The jinn make Holden an offer he can’t refuse: convince Olivia to free them all and the jinn will fight Hell alongside them. However, if their past has proved anything, it’s that the jinn cannot be trusted. When Olivia starts hearing a voice that no one can identify and Baker isn’t acting like himself, he is forced to make a decision.
With Heaven staying hands off, Holden considers accepting the jinn’s offer behind Olivia’s back. One thing is clear, with their lives and the lives all those they hold dear at stake, something has to be done. If it were as easy as Holden going back to the jinn, he would do it in a heartbeat, but Hell wants more than his soul this time—they want Olivia’s too.

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My Review:

Ember (The Jinn Trilogy) starts shortly after the end of Consequences (The Guardian Trilogy).  Holden and Olivia have been waiting for the other shoe to drop, when suddenly, Olivia starts hearing voices.  Baker, Femi and Quintus all come to help and the usual demonic mayhem ensues.

My favorite part of the book was finding out some of Baker’s back story.  It was very interesting to learn what type of “otherworldly” creature Baker is.  The chapters alternate between Baker’s, Holden’s and Olivia’s perspectives and it was nice to get Baker’s opinion on events.  I would love to see a few books about him.

Will Holden and Olivia release the jinni?  Are either of them strong enough to hold their own against Lucifer or the Angel of Death?  Does Heaven trust the fallen lovers enough to let them live?  Will Femi lose any more of her nine lives?  Only time will tell.

There is strong violence and some sexual content, but it is not graphic.

I give Ember four 1/2 fire whips (a very cool weapon, by the way).  Fans of the series, and paranormal romance will love this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

About Author Liz Schulte

Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn’t always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.

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