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)