Thursday, January 28, 2021



Two men from two different generations, both initiated into a powerful organization that throughout history has sought control and uses their power for destruction. They leave behind a wake of murder, manipulation and ancient secrets. The first man wreaks havoc in and around the Whitechapel district of London, England in the 19th century. While the other stalks his victims in the cosmopolitan city of Seville, Spain in the 21st century; knowing that only he could uncover the true motives of one of the world's most infamous serial killers—Jack the Ripper.

Book Details:
Title: Initiated to Kill
Author: Sharlene Almond
Genre: historical and present day psychological thriller
Series: Annabella Cordova
Publisher: Start Publishing January 14, 2015
Print length: 368 pages


A Day in the Life of Sharlene Almond

Hi everyone, I’m Sharlene, author of the psychological thriller Initiated to Kill. If there is something I thrive on, it’s routine. Yes, that might sound boring, yet it helps to keep me focused on what needs to get done.

My weekends change up a bit, however, my weekdays are pretty consistent.

I usually begin my day at 6.30 am, sipping on a glass of lemon water, while I prep my computer and workout station for the first workout of the day.

To energize and motivate to write or study, I sip on a bottle of amino energy drink while I do a workout via YouTube for around 15-20 minutes.

After that, I prepare lunch for my partner, shower and have my power smoothie for breakfast.

Before sitting down to write or study, I make a cup of coffee, and check in with my diary to see what I planned for that day.

Currently, I’m working on finishing my second Annabella Cordova novel The Legend Returns. I usually edit about two to three chapters, take a break, then either work on articles for my trimonthly newsletter, or work on an essay for my Medicinal Cannabis and CBD oil course.

I tend to take regular breaks throughout the morning to keep my brain focused.

Around 12:00 pm, I have a bit of lunch, and then continue to study or write until 2:00 pm.

That’s about when my brain needs a longer time out, and a different activity. So I go for my second YouTube workout of the day – this one is usually around 40 minutes.

After that, I do a bit of gardening, house cleaning, or prep for dinners. Practically every Thursday I do a meal in the slow cooker. To save time in the morning, I prep on Wednesday afternoon. That way on Thursday all I need to do is put the ingredients and sauce in the pot, and good to go.

Once I’ve done a bit of that, I go for a shower, then jump into the marketing side of things. Contacting reviewers, preparing posts, scheduling and making graphics for social media.

Around 5.30 pm I start on dinner, sipping on a glass of Mudhouse Pinot Gris or Merlot.

In the evening, I continue contacting reviewers or organizing posts, watch some YouTube with my partner, and about an hour or so before I go to sleep, I read for a bit.

The day’s activities change a bit, but the structure tends to stay the same during the week.

And that’s in the day of Sharlene Almond.


Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing, and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs.

Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works.

To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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