Cocooning The Butterfly 

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 Official Book Description 

 The Finnish words, a man of wisdom carved deep in the wood of the Butterfly Bed …  “If ye shelter her in treasures of the heart, God shall bless thee with treasures abundant in His truth and prosperity: a truth known only of a Butterfly and her cocoon.”

The scribe he etched, written of pen and ink, rolled tight the scroll and hid it from sight; only the virtuous love of a Buffalo shall spin a Cocoon in shelter of a Caterpillar. It is in their bloodlines, birthright, written and sealed is this providence, a promise of old men from long ago.  Forbidding her blessing to fall on any, save one, the Bed did wait in silence for one worthy of her pledge; a girl child, firstborn upon her sanctuary, captured her soul in one quick breath. 

The Circle B Ranch rests in slumber, awaiting a birth, his soul’s heir; the Buffalo’s heart must be lit, and reach maturity in manhood.  His lands fruitful, his drink sweet, his shelter of beauty astounding to view, though his loneliness forlorn; yet by an early summer’s moon the cry of the newborn son stirs hope deep within his soil.

The girl grows, longing for one man to love her true, not the riches, diamonds, and gold of Demons, these swine have dangled before her.  Offerings of those who would slay her should they know her rightful identity, the Knights shield her from certain death while striking down these wicked swine.  Yet she knows not of the Demons’ strife to reduce her existence to ash, nor of the sword that keeps these Demons at bay.  A sword of justice the Knights guard the Caterpillar, for it was prophesied that she be the chosen one to bring their Prince his rightful throne and befall the Demons to Hell.

“Oh, ye Knights, let thy thunder roar, for it is thy calling, thy strength of vast numbers that guard a promise, to keep Evil at bay.”

“Find the man who is worthy of your Bed, Sweetheart, for he is the Keeper of the Monarch.”  

“Cocooning the Butterfly is as deep a metaphor as the

author’s bravery in exposing her emotions.”


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  The Buffalo – the story of Joseph Tanner, a buffalo ranching cowboy.  From boyhood on through his life as he waits patiently for that one gentle fairy-like Butterfly waiting patiently on his heart, to come into his life and bring him peace.  He will take no other, no matter how hard they try, and he will wait until Hell thaws out before shaving his face of a lifetime of growth for her, and only her.  A tale of hardships, trauma, abuse, revenge, and protection from the commander of the Demons Den biker gang. 

The Circle B Ranch – a tale of four families coming together to own a large ranch and the promises they made to bring the families together as one, forever.  Honesty, kindness, and love, each family had their valued contribution to make.  Complementing each other’s strengths and weaknesses, they shaped and formed a legacy that would live on for centuries to come. 

The Butterfly Bed – the spiritual attachment and connection, through promises made by old women of long ago, to bring a blessing to their future heirs, for love and freedom in love, should always remain unconditional.  A story of the Bed’s journey, a trek of 100 years, there was only one child she would bestow her blessing on.  Passed on, sold, traded, shipped, lost in a card game, stored, and forgotten, the bed waited patiently for her mortal counterpart, The Butterfly, as she traveled from Finland to Western Canada, finally delivered to her soulmate, The Circle B Ranch. 

Colors & Black Leather – the tale of the Knight Riders, their underground laws, and their efforts to rid the people of the evil inflicted on them by the Demons Den biker gang.  Protection, unity, loyalty, faith, morality, and the future depend on their Prince (The Buffalo) and their Princess (The Butterfly) surviving the Demons that hunt them.  A story of the making of Knights, and who they really are. 

  Author’s Synopsis  

  If Halya had known what the Knight Riders stood for, stood against, and what they did to protect her life from the Demons Den gang, would she have experienced the trauma and heartache that she had gone through? Possibly, but that’s not what happened or how it was.

Sheltered and innocent to the reality of the bikers that swarmed about her everyday life, and the modern world, her family did what they had to do to save her from sure death; the Demons wanted her dead, but they had to find her first. Orphaned and uneducated about modern society she was bullied, beaten, shunned, molested, raped, battered, harassed and broken, but her faith and will to endure gave her the strength to search for the man in her nightly dreams.

This is Halya’s side of the story, what she went through and how she overcame the pain and sorrow of her past. Loving her, protecting her, sheltering her in warmth and tenderness, her dream man, The Buffalo, it was his destiny in Cocooning the Butterfly that would save her spirit from sure madness, as he used his horse whisperer’s tactics to make her feel safe.

A biker’s war, a long-standing feud over a multi-million dollar ranch, one boy and one girl, were destined to achieve the promise of the old men of long ago, as he loved her upon the Butterfly Bed.


“A bold but sensual story of the rapture in the coming together of a powerful man and a woman searching for safety in love. How fun to be a part of the pre-read, and share the insight of a woman’s heart as she finds truth in love, and then blossoms with it. I know this is just the beginning as Halya travels our paths, for this is the reality of all women in wanting a real man. A great read.”

Review by ~ Steel Riata, AB Canada

“I was taken by this fresh, light-hearted romance with a twist, a turn and a touch of modern life melded with life of old. The landscape descriptions, truly give a sense of Canadian terrain, and life in all seasons. A diverse cast of characters with brilliant personalities came together to form and remain solid unity throughout the book. Cocooning the Butterfly is as deep a metaphor as the author’s bravery in exposing her emotions.”

Review by ~ M. Tillotson, BC Canada

"Beautiful first chapter by this fresh. young writer. We'll undoubtedly be hearing more from her and her new writings. Good, visual opening. Reader gets pulled into characters early on, when identification is so necessary, then gets pulled up by the scruff of her neck to learn the protagonist (at least one of them) is the Buffalo. Fascination point of view for the story."

Review by ~ Jay Squires, Author

“Drama, mystery, feuds, sorrow, joy, unconditional love, unconscionable hate and abuse, and healing the heart and soul. Laila Doncaster, you rock; a stellar author. Kept me enthralled the whole darn book! Hurry up and get book 2 done so I can continue with the story. I could not put it down!”

Review on Amazon by ~ Madlyn Doey

 Cocooning the Butterfly ~ Poem 


No love is truth lest truth be unconditional and spoken 

I was once a lost and dying Caterpillar 

Alone and afraid I approached from the desert 

You found me shivering in fear, thirsting and weak 

Soft-spoken words emit with genteel kindness 

Your love cocooned me in warm solace 

Sheltered in your shroud of safety, I was held 

Cradled in protection, nurtured in the darkness 

Basking in the delight of your sunny gaze, I emerge 

Renewed in rebirth and joyously weeping, I spread my wings 

Your gentle kiss in life’s first embrace and I soar 

A Butterfly’s whisper echoes free through love’s sanctuary 

Embodied in the serenity and fulfillment of your pleasure 

We share one living soul, one passion, one truth, one flight 

My Cocoon, you are my very best Part 

For without your love to cocoon me as a Caterpillar 

I could not live this life as your Butterfly 

Our love is truth, because our truth is unconditional 

And spoken, when we say . . . I love you. 


Poem Copyright ©2017 by: Laila Doncaster


  Amazon Review by M. Doey ~ “Drama, mystery, feuds, sorrow, joy, unconditional love, unconscionable hate and abuse, and healing the heart and soul. Laila Doncaster, you rock; a stellar author. Kept me enthralled the whole darn book! Hurry up and get book 2 done so I can continue with the story. I could not put it down!” 

Quote from “Cocooning The Butterfly”


When men made promises that were kept and women worked alongside their men to create a life of stability, strength, honor and unconditional love, there was honesty, fairness, and truth; a love known only of a Butterfly and her Cocoon.  …  It is the truth and only the truth that will set you free; free as a Monarch Butterfly in spring.  …  Promises must be kept, and sometimes those promises must be delivered to lay past souls to rest.  …  God does work in mysterious ways when something requires learning.  …  Seek and ye shall find.  …  Keep watch, for God does not always show His blessings and gifts in an obvious manner.  …  Inheritance is meant for the true heir, and a blessing is meant to give cause to the chosen for their calling, but a gift is given as a reward for one’s actions.  …  To love unconditionally is to live as free as the Monarch’s Butterfly in spring; follow in the footsteps of the Keeper of the Promise, and you will uncover the truth.  ….  Find the man who is worthy of your Butterfly Bed, Sweetheart, for he is the Keeper of the Monarch.” “Thank you, Father, for all of your blessings.”  Halya had solved the puzzle. 

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Quote from “Cocooning The Butterfly”


Your fathers were of Noblemen, Artisans, Sheppard, and Sword.  They did love in great bounty, in honor, in justice, in truth and in pride.  The promise of the old men of long ago, was to each other, to share this land as one family.  I am the blessing and the promise, to honor thy fathers before thee, that their heirs be prosperous in the union of the bloodlines; this promise I grant unto these children, that they shall multiply in love and in family abundant.  The vision which your eyes do see upon my sanctuary; this family is the treasure of the blessing that I have given freely.  For in her heart, the purest born, is where I do abide, and in your heart, one as steadfast as the bison in the fields, is the living spirit of this land, a land of plenty and a land which will remain fruitful for centuries to come.  This blessing I grant in favor of your union, as one heart and one living soul, for I shiver only in the truth of unconditional love; a truth, known only to a Butterfly and her Cocoon.” 

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