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I’m Yasmine Phoenix and I craft dark, urban paranormal stories filled with multi-cultural and multi-racial characters living in Chicago. My stories are where good and evil can turn on a dime. My debut novel, Resurrection, of the Witches Brew Series, will be available June 2017.

The Phoenix is my inspiration because she symbolizes beauty, life, passion – with a “Never stay dead” attitude. Lam Kam Chuen, a feng shui Master, calls the Phoenix a bird that leads, doesn’t follow, and is always searching and observing. It has vision, collects sensory information about our environment, creates intense excitement and provides deathless inspiration. That’s what writers do. We look beyond our everyday environment, take the ordinary make it extraordinary and find the happily ever after. We use our senses to create something unique and put it on paper. We use our experiences, our dreams as guides and let our imagination run free. We thrill our readers take them somewhere else to make them happy, make them cry, make them think.

The Phoenix legend states the bird lives a long full life and when it’s time to die, builds her funeral pyre, sets it on fire, and is consumed by the flames. After three days from her ashes a new Phoenix arises ready to experience life again. I can honestly relate because most days I’d like to burn the pages I’ve written. I recycle and keep writing. I don’t give up I rise up ready to write again.

I invite you to look around my website. I hope you find something to inspire you, make you laugh, or information you can use.