Friday, August 1, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: lAURA! 

I liked her answer entitled: 

Image courtesy of [arztsamui] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

To view, go here.

I had several favorite answers last week and I couldn't decide the winner. So, I printed out all of the answers and asked my hubby to choose his favorite. He chose the above answer because he felt it went perfectly with the image. 
Thanks to all who participated with your amazing answers!

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "My heart is in your hands"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Monday, July 28, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS

After offering Lancaster House for free last weekend, I have Lancaster House on my mind.

Firstly, I received a very strange review for Lancaster House:

1.0 out of 5 stars ineffective use of Penna. Deutsche.July 23, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Lancaster House (Kindle Edition)
I get it, you want to use the Amish "language." But it's just not used effectively here. I'm from Pennsylvania Dutch country and it's not difficult to understand the people even when they use "their" words in conversation. What is difficult to follow is this book when terms are not used correctly or used too frequently.
Huh?
For those of you who have read LH, you know that there is no use of the Amish language in the entire book! 1920s slang, yes. Amish language, NO!
I have a feeling this reader may have confused her books.

Secondly, as I took breaks from working this week, I was drawn to watch this video over and over:

          

As most of you know, Adam Lambert was the inspiration behind Andre. (in the Mad World American Idol video) 

The above video also shares how I picture Andre.The clothes, the gloves, the hair--this is Andre. No black nail polish or earrings though. (Sometimes Andre slicks his hair back in the 1920s style, sometimes he lets it fall where it may, like in this video.)  I don't know if anyone else can step into my imagination and see what I see. But this song makes the plot of Lancaster House play through my mind like a movie. I can see Andre, feeling downcast, roaming Lancaster House, waiting for Zoe to return--remembering their love story. I can see Zoe making her daring escape from Serenity Hills. I can see Andre "feeling"  and "hearing" what is happening. I can see the ending of the book play out in vivid detail. I can't say more than that without ruining the ending for those who haven't read it yet. 

Take away the "end of the world" backdrop (from the movie 2012) and insert a rambling Victorian mansion--and you have Andre inside of Lancaster House! Even the words match how I imagine Andre would feel while awaiting Zoe's return. Seriously, this song was made for the wrong movie.

I don't ever go into Andre's POV, so maybe this is why this concept fascinates me so much.

Anyone else see what I see?
Maybe I need to write a book about Andre's POV!

These are my wandering thoughts on a Monday morning.

What's on your mind?

Friday, July 25, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Christy! 

I liked her answer entitled: 


Image courtesy of [Idea go] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Without you, my heart would plummet. With you, my heart soars.

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!



Image courtesy of [arztsamui] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Written on my Heart"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Great Historical Fiction

If you enjoy sweet, clean well-written historical fiction, then you will enjoy a Meredith Kennon novel!

I recently read The Gown Shop on Regent Street.


My review:

I greatly enjoyed this novel about a group of friends struggling through life together after facing the horrors of war. It was well written and flowed beautifully. I can't begin to imagine what it would be like to pick up the pieces of your life after war--but this story gives you a glimpse into the hard realities people faced. I found myself feeling thankful for the simple things in life that I take for granted on a daily basis.
While I loved the story of the gown shop, my favorite parts included Frank and Melany. I especially enjoyed Frank's sleuthing and Melany's articles.
This book works as a stand alone. It is the first book in the series that I've read and I understood everything that was going on. I'd love to go back and read the earlier stories that were occasionally referenced in the novel--as a matter of fact, I'm looking forward to reading more! Great work, Meredith Kennon!

Check out all of Meredith's novels here.


Monday, July 21, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS

I'm back!

It's been a wonderful and crazy two weeks!

We packed so much into the last two weeks that we are all exhausted.

But the memories will stay with us for a long time to come!


I spent most of my time like this:


But . . . we also . . .

Went to the zoo:


(As far as the kids were concerned, the slide was the main attraction!)

We visited the Discovery Center:




Let the kids swim in the backyard:
(Not a tunnel!)


We went on several outings to the park/playground, had picnics, and fed the ducks:



We took the kids to the movies, Chuck E. Cheese, etc, etc--
and overall, just had some great family time.

My daughters:



My grandsons:



(Do you know how hard it was to get this picture? You should see some of the other attempts. Hilarious!)

So sad that everyone is gone. Gonna spend some time crying and then move on with life.

Sigh.

Book news:

I offered Lancaster House for FREE over the weekend. It spent two days as #1 on Amazon's Top Free 100 list under Paranormal Ghost Romance and Paranormal Vampire Romance.
So exciting!!

AND I now have new covers for every single one of my books!
I've already revealed the new covers for I Have People and Joshua's Folly. 
Here are the new covers for For Nick and I'm With You:
(Please note: It will take some time before these covers are up and available for purchase.)






Have a great Monday, everyone!!














Friday, July 18, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lancaster House is FREE!

Lancaster House, a Paranormal Romance,  is FREE today (June 17) thru Sunday (June 20)


Grab your copy here!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Rita

I liked her answer entitled:


Image courtesy of [lamnee] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Even a hard heart can blossom when loved.

To view, go here.

Update: The winner of WW on July 2 was Debra.

I liked her answer entitled:




Image courtesy of [Boians Cho Joo Young] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

You're egg actly what my heart needs.

 Unfortunately, Debra forgot to leave her email and my attempts to contact her were unsuccessful. 

So, the new winner is: Mary!

I liked her answer entitled:



Image courtesy of [Boians Cho Joo Young] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Love is no yolk.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!



Image courtesy of [Idea go] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "You Hold my Heart"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Friday, July 11, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!


HAPPY SUMMER!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Debra!

I liked her answer entitled:



Image courtesy of [Boians Cho Joo Young] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

You're egg actly what my heart needs.

To view, go here.

Last week's answers were AMAZING!

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [lamnee] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Prickly Heart"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.

Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Monday, July 7, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS


Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

On vacation for the next two weeks! 
Well, really it's a staycation, since everyone is coming here to my house!
I'll be around when I have a moment or two to check my emails, etc. etc. 
And Wordless Wednesday will still be going strong!
But, other than that . . .
I'm OFF for the next two weeks!

Hope your summer is wonderful!


Image courtesy of [digitalart] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Friday, July 4, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!



And . . .


Happy Fourth of July!!


Image courtesy of [nirots] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net






Wednesday, July 2, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Jana!

I liked Jana's answer entitled:

  
Image courtesy of [samuiblue] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Our love has just scratched the surface.

I LOVED the originality of last week's answers! Good job, everyone!

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!




Image courtesy of [Boians Cho Joo Young] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Daily Requirements"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.