Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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JOAN REEVES aka SlingWords: Meet Main Street Author Jill James

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Smoky Mountain Christmas





Now available at:
Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Smashwords


Go to Author Carol DeVaney to read the first three chapters.

Think Sandra Bullock meets country hunk. Wacky fresh and funny characters are stranded together in a Smoky Mountain snowstorm three days before Christmas.
Tina Cole has one goal: to take back control of her life. Falling
in love isn't part of the bargain. On the rebound from a fizzled relationship, she lands on writer Hank Gordon's doorstep and finds that everything she thought she wanted out of life means nothing without love.
Recently divorced and disillusioned by love, Hank Gordon has sworn off women. He isn't in the mood to entertain a woman with an attitude who frustrates him more than any woman he’s ever met. Hank’s novel deadline is twenty-four hours away and he's cut off from
the world with no phone or email service, and a beautiful, aggravating crazy woman to distract him. If Hank thinks his life couldn't get any worse, he's wrong. Not only is he baby-sitting a sassy Southern princess who has no idea what a kitchen is for, but two escaped convicts turn up at the cabin, while Hank’s horse is about to foal.
A rollicking story filled with passion, humor, suspense, and zesty romantic adventure.

Review
June Faver
A Smoky Mountain Christmas is a delightful read. Two quirky, misfits on the rebound accidentally wind up stranded together in an isolated place. Over the course of a few days, they grow to appreciate each other and lose their hearts in spite of seemingly overwhelming odds. Two more dissimilar characters I've never met, but they are able to grow together and find that the other is exactly what they need to heal their past hurts and become whole again. A sweet feel-good story for the holidays.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Painted Lady

JD Faver is a new author, and released Painted Lady on Smashwords. The plot, the pace and all its quirky characters, are full of wit, emotion, funny and engaging. Jon has his work cut out for him dealing with Max, who he thinks is a male artist. Hilarious and will keep you laughing or smiling intil the end. A great read! Available as an ebook from Smashwords or Amazon.

A Rancher's Pride - Barbara White Daille

Sam and Kayla's story left me with mixed emotions. Not only did Sam's wife leave him without explanation, he had no idea he'd fathered a child. Sam's at a loss as how to deal or communicate with Becky, his little deaf girl. When Kayla, Sam's ex-sister-in-law, enters the picture, her existence threatens more than Sam ever dreamed. Their story leaves you cheering for Sam, yet feeling for Kayla, who loves and had cared for Becky since birth. Secrets bind Sam to the past and now the future. A Rancher's Pride is a terrific read, and I look forward to Barbara's next novel.

I hope you'll pick up a copy. You won't regret it

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tara Taylor Quinn - Chapman Series

I highly recommend Tara Taylor Quinn's "The 1st Wife." It's well written and leaves me anxious for the remaining three stories in the Chapman series. The story of abused women will touch every woman who reads it and will find intriguing. Thanks to Tara for a moving and lively novel.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy

The Water is Wide is beautifully written. A distressing, yet inspiring memoir.
In the book, Pat Conroy writes an honest, candid account of his year as a teacher at Yamacraw, based on Daufuskie Island, off the South Carolina coast.

Pat’s early teaching position prepared him for yet another milestone in his courageous writing. From day one, at Yamacraw’s school, Conroy seeks to reconcile years of disregard for every child’s right: the right to a proper education. Conroy shares his shock, hopes and dreams for the children who are neglected and uneducated, which is sad, yet inspirational.

As with Conroy’s, Prince of Tides, I was drawn immediately into the unique story. I was appalled at the lack of education on the island and even more so, at the men in control who bent to no man to assist Conroy in his efforts to alter the offensive school system. It would take more than Pat Conroy’s unconventional teaching methods to deliver the tools required for the system to meet their children’s needs.

The children on Yamacraw were part of our future; the island’s school system investment let them down.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MONTEREY MEMORIES by Gail Gaymer Martin

I truly love this book. Monterey Memories, an anthology by Gail Gaymer Martin, is a must buy.

In each of the three novels, set in the central coast of California, Gail writes of God's love with such ease and weaves His love throughout each story.

We see how faith and growth in the Word affects every aspect of our lives. Everyday normal people with trials and decisions we can identify with, from trust, or acceptance to forgiveness, learn to lean on God through their faith.

Thank you, Gail. I look forward to your upcoming books.

I'm adding this book to my gift list for friends and family. Who wouldn't want to find this warm, engrossing book in their stocking at Christmas? Or simply a gift to share.

Hard to believe Christmas is almost here again! It's time to start those lists and address cards. I'm ususally well into my card list, but haven't started them this year. There's nothing like staying in touch with friends and Christmas is a wonderful time to do just that.

Write or Die

http://writeordie.drwicked.com/

I'm not sure any of you are interested, but the link above is the answer to not sprinting with friends when you need to just write on your own. Keeps you writing and you set your own timeframe. I set it sometimes for an hour or fifteen minutes, depending on how much time I have between errands or chores around the house.

I do miss interacting with friends though and I tend to always be too busy to log on to the sprints. Life just keeps getting deeper, but I'm wading out. Same with you, I'm sure.

I bought the program for when I don't want to log onto the net. Plus the paid program allows you word wars with a friend. Kinda defeats the not logging onto the net though. I haven't used word war yet and don't know anyone who has the program and using it either. But it sounds like a fun way to stack up those words.

Now, speaking of chores, my kitchen needs attention, plus the vac is standing in the middle of the floor. Not drawing me, but I want to get it out of the way. =:D