Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Mark and I exchanged our wedding vows
and we've lived the Happily Ever After since
I love you Mark.
who we share this magnificent date with...
Erica & Ben
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
An Elegant Dinner Party
http://bit.ly/gklZbA A complete menu from To Be Continuedby Charmaine Gordon
Main Dish recipes
http://tiny.cc/6ocas Tranoc’s Lecho from Forest Song: Letting Goby Vila Spiderhawk
http://bit.ly/hy7s5E Chicken Pot Pie from Within the Law by Chelle Cordero
http://bit.ly/f6XQKH Pot Roast from Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton
http://bit.ly/dgk2mD Purple Platter Meatloaf from Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire by Malcolm Campbell
http://bit.ly/glJHHT Pecan Pie from Sabbath's House by Marilyn Celeste Morris
http://bit.ly/eoNgaF Poppy Seed Cake from Opal Fire Barbra Annino
http://bit.ly/dMNNTS Gingerbread from Frank, Incense And Murielby Anne K. Albert
http://bit.ly/i2bI0m Creme Brulee from Conquering Venus by Collin Kelley
http://bit.ly/gBBw4K Russian Czar Drink from Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero
Monday, December 13, 2010
The first story in this collection is Victoria Howard's "Her Protector." This is a romantic suspense story that keeps the reader guessing. Matt Hemmings connects with Alexa McAllister as she leaves Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport. Is it love at first sight or is something more going on here? Romance and mystery interconnect in a satisfying way.
The second story in this anthology is "The Riddle" which I happen to have written. Set in Giza, scientists are exploring the mystery of the Sphinx. The story combines romance, humor and science fiction.
In "The Vacation" by Chelle Cordero, Darlene's husband has left her and the children refusing to even provide child support. She is struggling to survive. That's when Bob comes into her life. Bob has been seriously injured in Iraq. The two find love and comfort together, but life it seems is never quite that simple. Enter Darlene's ex!
Michael Bracken writes in many genres. He recently won the prestigious Derringer Award for short mystery fiction. "An Engaging New Year" begins with a kiss on New Year's Eve. Why a "stranger" propose marriage to our heroine?
Just when Diane, an overweight pediatrician is ready to give up on love, Tony, a sexy physical therapist, literary stumbles over her at the beach in Charmaine Gordon's witty and entertaining "Take Me As I Am."
"Immortal Love" by Melinda Clayton has a great opening: "He saw her, for the first time in two-hundred years..." Timeless love makes for a romantic theme in this contemporary story.
"Simmering Wedding" by Marilyn Celeste Morris is a very different sort of story in its complexity. Set in Korea before the start of the Korean War, there are a series of interrelated characters and relationships. This story could be developed into a literary novel.
In "Destiny Beach" by Angelica Taylor, Candice is constantly dreaming about meeting Mr. Right on the beach. Will it happen?
In "Paco's Visions" by Robert Hays, Mama Jan is hired by Mr. Sebastian to work at his Sanibel Island mansion. Paco and his sister, Rosa, both love the island. But then Paco has his vision of the cat Marmalade being eaten by an alligator. He worries that it might be true. Meanwhile Mama Jan and Cajun Captain Dupuis develop strong feelings for each other. But where will it lead?
"A Firefly for Thanksgiving" by Kathie Harrington is a touching romance. Those who've served in the military will appreciate this story in particular.
"After the Ball" by Misha Crews takes place in the summer of 1957. After Midge nearly dies, she goes on a vacation and meets her fate in the form of a young child who introduces Midge to her father. A spooky story with a romantic twist.
Each tale has its own unique focus. Altogether, there are sixteen stories to read and enjoy.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
By Chelle Cordero
Published By Vanilla Heart Publishing
Published: Mar. 20, 2010
Category:Fiction » Literature » Thriller and suspense
Category:Fiction » Literature » Romance
Words: 74520 (approximate)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I am pleased to say that I am STILL a participating author in Operation E-Book Drop.
Servicemen and women of our Coalition Forces are away from home and putting themselves on the line for the rest of us. No matter what your political beliefs are, most of us agree that we need to support our men and women as we pray for their safe return.
For free ebooks, please email Ed at ed w pat @ att . net (remove the spaces)
Author Ed Patterson had an online conversation with a soldier stationed in Iraq who was having difficulty getting books to read on his Kindle - there isn't a whole lot to do for entertainment there. Ed sent the soldier a complete file of his books in Kindle format - and then the idea struck him that there might be other soldiers and other authors who would want to participate. Sure enough, lists started to form and books were being sent over the internet in various e-book formats.
Then the wonderful staff at Smashwords found out about this effort and decided to promote the program - Smashwords authors can use special coupon codes to send the members of the Coalition Forces so they can download books to their reading devices. Since Smashwords offers books in several ebook formats (including Kindle, Palm, .pdf and more), books are readable on all reading devices and even with a web browser.
Kimberlee at Vanilla Heart Publishing made sure that any VHP authors who wanted had the proper coupon codes to send...
Thursday, November 25, 2010
May you enjoy the bounty of good food,
love of family and friends,
and good health.~~~~~
excerpt from Courage of the Heart
Thanksgiving dinner with her family was wonderful, but Davie was happy to get back to her own place for the rest of the weekend. Thanksgiving dinners were always a monumental event in her family and especially since her cousin and her new husband had just gotten back from their honeymoon, the family went all out this year. She seemed to remember that last year they had some special reason to go all out then too, just like the year before.
When she was little, she remembered helping her mother prepare wonderfully delicious Thanksgiving dishes. She loved the baking most of all, fresh apple pies, delicious cornbread and pumpkin muffins – her mouth watered just thinking about it. Her mom and all her aunts, and sometimes even her uncles, helped to make a cooperative feast that she was sure rivaled any that the Pilgrims might have even dreamed of. Even now, long after her mom was no longer around to make any contributions, the dinner was still a huge ceremony. Everyone agreed though that the sweet potato pie was never as good as Laura used to make.
She was put on the bus for the trip back home with a carton of plastic containers filled with leftovers. Luckily the bus was near empty, so the cardboard box had its own seat for the ride. By the time she had gotten back home, she was so tired she barely got everything put in the fridge before she climbed exhausted into bed.
Saturday morning she slept late…
Davie was startled when her doorbell rang. She wasn’t expecting company.
"Hi." Adam greeted her when she opened the door. "I drove by last night and saw your lights on, but it was late." He had worried that the family upstairs would think he was a prowler at that hour, especially if Davie hadn't welcomed his presence. "May I come in?"
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
|Copyright||Mandinam Press (Standard Copyright License)|
|Published||November 19, 2010|
|Interior Ink||Black & white|
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