Kevin Turner is a reporter on the run from...Yikes!
As if the world isn't weird enough, this author
creatively invents a horrific setting full
of human ‘shells’ that/who(?) follow him to the Gerald
Ford school where his wife works and a
church where he intends to find solace, only to end up
at the police station where Detective Lawrence
wants to know what’s going on. The flashbacks and memories
kind of tangle with the action but the characterizations and
descriptions are great.
Fast paced and graphic, it’s not the stuff I normally
read but someone recommended it and I’m glad to have read
it. For some strange reason my favorite part
had to do with a giant burrito. Perhaps recalling my own days
at a newspaper when I had to hurry in to a
store for lunch, grab a burrito and eat it in my car before
deadline. Something about deadlines does sound
zombie-ish and the terror of missing a deadline is worse than
any growling hunger. Anyway, that part made
me chuckle and sympathize with Kevin. I liked this book butit seriously gave me nightmares.
Perhaps I’m late in the game having finally read
JackLondon’s storyWhite Fang and yet I feel that now that I’m older
I appreciate the hardship this
combination wolf /dog endured. White Fang’s trials are
interpreted with eloquent, yet graphic detail.
The miraculous transformation is almost mortifying for
the proud son of a she-wolf.
Lured into many bloody battles, the story winds from
Northern tundra, to forest, camp,
river, cabin and finally a stately home in California....
London’s instincts and soulful accounts of
feelings, dreams and travel from White Fang’s perspective
made me reflect on my own rescue dogs
and how they must have felt when they faced commonplace
situations and obstacles in their lives.
If you are a dog lover, then you owe it to yourself to readthis book!
Eula May is in big trouble and every
chapter will make you want to find out how she’s
going to get out of that trouble. Just when you think,
you've solved the crime in your head
there’s another twist to the story and pretty soon, you
feel like you’re playing Clue and losing,
all while having a great time. This is Amy Fremgen’s first
novel and I have to say it’s well written
and hilarious. If you enjoy the classic who-done-it,
interspersed with a lot of humor, you’ll love thisbook just like I did. I recommend it highly!!
The story starts out with the characters literally being
tossed together during a California earthquake,
while riding in an elevator. After they're rescued,
the story gets pretty steamy and they come face to face
with some major issues involving trust. Once I got past what
I personally thought sounded juvenile--things
like `popped my cherry' and `boy toy'--I tried to understand
the writer's focus about psychology
and how important therapy can be to people who have suffered
abuse. It's a good message--but back to the story:
Will Tristan go back to his prostitutes?
Will Joanne run into Michael's arms while at the conference and
forget about Tristan and his insecurity?
Read Love Shakes and find out!
This book surprised me with tons of resources, links and
fabulous advice for teaching children
not only how to learn but to have fun while learning. At first,
I thought it was going to be about
home schooling but instead it was a plethora of parties, games
and hot chocolate, crafted to be less
about the classroom and more about the family. The author takes
a monthly look at all the possibilities
that might intertwine with the lessons taught at school and
embellishes the teacher’s groundwork with deeper
questions and fun projects that even the parent’s will enjoy.
It’s about how to keep children engaged,
entertained and interested in reading, learning and spending
time with others.
If you know a parent who worries about video games and mobile
apps taking control of their child,then you need to get them this book right now!
She’s a crime reporter turned consultant.
She lives in a seaside condominium and dresses in khaki pants
when her boyfriend’s out of town. Of course, when he’s around
she’s wearing something sheer but not for long.
After all, he’s a very busy, good-looking photographer who can
skip out in a heartbeat.
Thank God, he’s in love. Meanwhile, Marcy is the coolest chick
in literature—kind of a female
and very perceptive, Clint Eastwood.
Billington writes this character
as if he knows women inside
and out--not just any woman--
but the tough and beautiful kind that
get things done.
If you enjoy exciting stories with
mounting suspense then you’ll love
Reminded me of those puzzles where you connect all the dots.
There’s a lot going on and a lot of dots
but Marcy plans on stringing
everything together so
she can figure things out. When her friend,
a restaurateur by the name
of Paul, goes to jail for a crime
he couldn't possibly have committed, Marcy
becomes ‘Dirty Harry in a
dress.’ Well almost.
She’s asking a lot of questions and getting
deeper and deeper into a
Will she figure out what happened? Will she live
through this ordeal?
Billington pulls you into this mystery until you’re worried sick
I loved the author’s smooth and easy writing style and dragged
it out as long as I could,
but alas, the book ended and now I know what happened and sinceyou don’t, I recommend you order your copy today!
Have you ever started a great book and thought,
“I’m not sure I’m going to like this?”
Maybe it was the use of the first person or
the fact that it seemed too familiar. Was I scared?
The author begins the tension slowly with detailed
descriptions of the main character’s daily routine,
her friends and her volunteer work.
Very cleverly, her book pulled me right back into high
school,reminding me of my own volunteer work and my own rotten
In other words, I connected with Miss Williby’s character.
Furthermore, my wonderful husband swears he saw me in his dreams,
as a young man and knew he had to find me!
Miss Williby’s writing is so believable
that I could feel the emotion and her pain.
Every time I came to the word “I,” it made me worry. No, it’s not
me but could it...no, don’t worry...yet still...wow.
Perhaps that’s how I define great writing.
It became apparent that I LOVED this book and looked forward to
The more I loved the book, the more I hated the boyfriends.
I’m still mystified about Jack and perplexed about Jim/ Chris.
Truth is I still don’t trust Chris but Tessina did—big time—in fact,
those are some embarrassingly juicy love scenes.
Meanwhile, it looks like there are sequels that will hopefully
answer some of the lingering
questions about her parents and the biological tampering.
When the end rolls around you’ll be out of breath! What willTessina do next? Will love survive?
(These reviews can also be found on Amazon where
you can purchase any of these wonderful books!)
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
|Greetings from Fiona-(Still on the 'Naughty List'.)|
Monday, December 8, 2014
|Channel 9 News|
“Don’t remind me, they hurt now,” Mac groaned, still smiling at his friend. “I've been crawling and climbing so much my hands are bleeding.” He held up both palms, “I‘m so glad you came to find me.” Mac’s hands were black like charcoal with blood oozing through rough blistered skin.
“I have my selfish reasons,” Darin sniffed, pointing over the edge. “Do you think you could walk around this hill?” He pointed to the rocks between Mac’s helicopter-wreckage and where they stood above the waterfall. “The chopper pilot from the studio is waiting about four hundred yards from your crash-site. It’s not far. I’ll hold you the best I can.”
“Going down will be tricky, but if I don’t have to go fast, I think I can make it.” Grabbing Darin’s shoulder, he pulled himself up and asked, “Hey, what’s with saying you have your selfish reasons for coming up here? I thought I was special.” Darin encircled Mac’s waist before taking a step.
“Penny, remember? I sent you to get her, well did you?”
Mac stopped to catch his breath, but for a moment, his face looked blank. “Oh her, yeah--well a whole lot of things happened since….”
Darin looked away. He wanted to let go, but Mac clutched his shoulders tightly. “You can tell me Mac,” he said with a somber look on his stubbly face. “Is she alive?” Darin tensed up, waiting for the awful news. Smoke and nerves made him cough again.
Hope this short little piece makes you want to read more. I'm trying to illustrate that Penniless Hearts has excitement, adventure, fantasy and mystery wrapped into a romantic and humorous fairy-tale. In other words, it has something for everyone and with Amazon having special deals during the holidays, you might want to get a few print copies for gifts!
Monday, December 1, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and
thanks for being a friend.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Nurture your ideas and they will grow!
Going on a hike is a wonderful idea!
|Hiking boots are a must.|
Even though it's mostly flat terrain
there are rocky sections and tarantulas.
|Which way should we go? A Robert Frost moment.|
|Is this tree gorgeous, or what?|
You should see this place in the spring!
Here are some interesting facts about
Monday, November 10, 2014
Welcome to the Dog Toy Trials
Pinky is the official dog toy tester.
She is being compensated and doesn't endorse one product over another.
She is not an actor.
|Dragon with a missing brain.|
|Gutless camo-wearing squirrel|
|A bird on it's last legs|
|Tried something a little less plush and after one hour....|
Monday, November 3, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Pie should be sweet like you, my fine friends. Hope you are all having a great day!
It was a gorgeous day for a drive through our local mountains. Over eighty degrees, sunshine and a mild breeze that cooled to seventy degrees at the 8,000 foot level.
|I missed trees while living in the desert.|
Have you ever picked apples in an orchard? What is your favorite apple?
Gala, Fuji and Macintosh are also delicious. Do you like Granny Smith Apples?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We have two rescue dogs. One of them still misses her original owner but is a great guard dog...eh...most of the time. She's only fifteen pounds but acts and sounds like a hundred. Most of you met her a few weeks ago in another post but since I've written so much about her sister Fiona, thought I'd concentrate on Pinky today.
The Insomniac Dog
Saturday, October 11, 2014
I know, I know--this is not what you expected around here but I wrote this as a researched, example of my writing for a content mill website. They rejected my writing sample and so I'm posting it here and I'll let you judge the article for yourself. Plus, I'm a firm believer in acupuncture. Actually,when a gastrointestinal surgeon said he wanted to operate, simply because I had some sort of irritable stomach disorder, it was time to look for other options. This all happened more than twenty years ago and knock on wood, the acupuncture worked! With Halloween around the corner, maybe I can scare you with this....
Monday, October 6, 2014
|I drew this lizard for a children's story.|