Too much rain.

 In the last two years we had warm summers with little rain here in the south of Holland. Though nice for vacationing families, it was bad news for the farmers. There just was not enough water to grow the crops. 
I have two horses. The majority of their diet is made up of hay that I grow in my own fields. During the last years I had to buy a lot of hay because the fields just didn’t supply enough. I need 22 of the massive 300 kilo bales to feed them for one year. Last year the field yielded 7. You can imagine how happy I was this year that we had regular rain and I saw the new fresh gras grow well. The first cut gave me 24 bales. Enough and then some. Plus it looks like we will be able to get another cut. 

So thing were going well. Every one in the farming community was happy, including me. 
Until last week.  
The rain came down in buckets, and more. It rained whole days and nights. Not just here in Limburg in the south of Holland, but also in Germany, Belgium and France. The rivers filled to capacity and beyond. All of that water has to go somewhere, and that somewhere was through the rivers in Limburg. 
We had massive floods in Holland, Germany and Belgium. More than 150 dead in Germany and many more still missing. Whole houses were swept away by the power of the rivers that burst their banks. More people died in Belgium. Here none up to now. But a massive 180+ in total over all of the countries, and counting.
Thousands were evacuated and not all have been able to return to what is left of their homes yet. 

It’s a nightmare. 
My thoughts go out to everyone caught in the floods and I hope and pray that the worst has passed. 

And you know what I really don’t understand? 
the people who flock to the disaster area just to gawk at the chaos and destruction. They come from far to be “entertained” by what for others is the absolute destruction of everything they hold dear. 
How can people be so insensitive? This is not a film set. It is not a set up. Not a scene. This is their life. Was their livelihood. Now it’s all destroyed. 

The worst example I saw was of a couple who came down to watch the disaster, they even called themselves “disaster tourists”,  and amid all of the destruction and pain, they complained about the fact that they could not get good coffee anywhere. 
Well, I’m sorry. People had other things to do than see to your arrogant, selfish needs. Things like saving their homes and businesses. 

On a much better note, the rest of the country is really coming together to support Limburg. A special account has been opened where you can donate to help cover the costs the insurance never can, and the government has officially declared Limburg a disaster area. This means that the inhabitants can apply for aide. 

Now we just hope the water levels in the rivers go down and people can go back home to do what the Dutch do exceptionally well; pick up the pieces and get back to life. 

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The Magic Council declared my kind an abomination. Now I’m their only hope.
I’m a Nephilim, one of the unlucky few fathered by a fallen angel. If the supernatural elite finds out what I am, they’ll destroy me.
“Hide your magic and lay low,” that’s my mantra. Until a handsome guy up-to-the brim with magic appears at work and starts asking me questions.

Curse the fates, this guy can’t be fooled. Turns out he’s a high-profile angel and member of the Council of Nine — an ancient secret organization that fights a cult of dark Nephilim. What’s more bizarre is that the Council claims I’m the only one who can thwart the Nephilim’s evil masterplan for a magical apocalypse. “Only a Nephilim can kill another Nephilim,” they said. To accomplish this mission, I have to procure the Scroll of Lies and hand it to the Council.
So what’s a poor girl to do? Accept the job with a pay raise, of course, and pray to the fates I’ll survive. Small relief, I won’t be alone in this suicidal mission: four gorgeous archangels and gods will accompany me.



The ability to shapeshift comes with many temptations…

For Tyler, robbing a bank is as easy as transforming into a branch manager. He’s funded his comfortable lifestyle with ease, but not without notice.

Tyler is intrigued by his shy but gorgeous new neighbor Ella. When she pops up in the last place he expects, he’s not sure she can be trusted.

As tensions rise around the safety of the general population with regard to “enhanced” individuals like Tyler, a secret organization called OCEI forms, but their motives are questionable.

Can Tyler escape capture by the OCEI? Will he uncover the mystery of Ella?



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She trusted him once.
He betrayed her twice.
A third time could bring an entire kingdom to its knees…

Stuck in a betrothal to a cruel werewolf fiancé, Rielle works for the Divinity of Magic, the one thing keeping her from his claws. And the head of the Divinity knows it, giving her every mission no one else wants and few can handle. When an enemy of the Divinity invades their walls, someone needs to frogmarch him home, with no detours. No mage would ever want to handle a magic-nullifying knight… So, of course Rielle is assigned to do it.

The way to their destination is rife with danger—a civil war is brewing, and tangled somewhere in it is Rielle’s best friend, Olivia. When whispers reveal mercenaries have killed the king, taken the capital, and that no one is coming to help, Rielle can’t leave Olivia in peril. But as infamous mages and deadly assassins hunt her holy knight charge, she can’t leave him unprotected either—especially as she finds herself falling for his strength, his passion, and his uncompromising goodness…

Her past returns to haunt them, her werewolf fiancé stalks their steps, and an ancient evil is gathering, yet the restraints forbidding their love strain and snap one by one. Can they overcome the war in their way, or will trusting a two-faced ally tear them apart, and leave Olivia and an entire besieged kingdom to fray at the ends…?



“Somewhere to the north, something terrible was happening. In the same way that he could smell the snow, and the same way he knew when the caravan would arrive, he could feel something in the air. A fire, in some town a day or so away. And there was a hint of fear in the air, the wild panic of a trapped animal before the slaughter.”

The wind has always spoken to Fox, but it was just instinct, wasn’t it? Not a god’s Blessing … not magic. But his powers are growing, and soon, he cannot ignore it anymore: he has a gift. And he is the only one. Why the gods chose to make his homeland magically barren generations ago, he doesn’t know. Why he’s been chosen now is an even greater mystery. Now, he must learn to control his mysterious Blessing, before it controls him. Or worse.

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