Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Returning Pride's Release Blog Tour

Jill Sanders survived 80's pop music, and life as an identical twin in a chaotic family of nine.  A feat by any standard!  She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career at IBM in Boulder.

Narrowly escaping before all creativity was squashed, she jumped at the chance to trade the mundane world of computers for the sexy, exciting world of her own imagination.  She now lives in charming rural Texas writing wonderful novels such as the Pride series.

Her debut novel, Finding Pride, was shortlisted in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards 2013, and has received glowing industry and reader reviews from around the world.  Her latest release is Discovering Pride. Yet another novel, Returning Pride, is slated for July 2013.

To learn more about Jill, visit her website www.jillmsanders.com, where she blogs daily, or follow her on Twitter: @jillmsanders.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Blog Hop: The Scent of Roses

The purpose of this blog hop is to promote Charlene Raddon’s latest release, The Scent of Roses, as well as the work of each of the participating bloggers. Be sure to read to the end of this page so you don’t miss out on the grand prize. Also be certain you visit each blog and comment to qualify for the individual giveaways, and the big prize.

Charlene Raddon has been writing historical romance novels for over thirty years. Her work has won several awards and much well-deserved praise. Here is what she has to say about her newest release.

Any day when a new book is released is exciting for the author. I'm thrilled to announce that my eBook, The Scent of Rosesis now available.

The Scent of Roses is a sequel to my last eBook, To Have And To Hold, but stands alone and does not need to be read in order to be enjoyed. Whip Kincaid, from The Scent of Roses, is the half-brother of Buck Maddux from To Have and To Hold. Whip also has a twin, Cale, who readers met in Buck’s story, which gives me an excuse to write a third book for this series.

The added touch of paranormal elements made The Scent of Roses a fun story to write. Who doesn't enjoy haunted houses with hidden passageways? When I first moved to Utah, I lived in this house. No, there weren't any secret passageways, but in every other way, my description of the old house is accurate. The third element new in this book is the subject of polygamy.

Rosalyn Delaney came to Whisky Ridge, Arizona expecting to receive aid from her estranged husband, Josiah Bullock, in escaping the crazed leader of a polygamist cult determined to have her. She’s broke and has nowhere else to go. But Josiah is dead, murdered the very evening of her arrival. The town is in uproar, searching for the suspected killer, Josiah’s business partner, Whip Kincaid. Rosalyn also learns that Josiah has taken a second wife.

Whip is innocent but to prove that, he needs to stay out of jail. He hides in secret passageways in the old house he and Josiah shared. Smythely, the elderly butler who came with the house, is the only other person aware of the passageways. Lurking between spiderwebbed walls and using the abundance of peepholes provided allows Whip to keep up with what’s going on. Sneaking out at night allows him to investigate. He’s particularly interested in Rosalyn Delaney, and for more than one reason. Besides being attracted to her, he’s sure she knows something about the murder.

But does she? Is she safe at Rose House? Will she be safe from Whip Kincade?
I hope you enjoyed this peek into The Scent of Roses. Find it here, at Amazon.com.


June 1  http://www.charleneraddon.blogspot.com - Official blog tour for Kat Flannery (not part of PUB/PM blog hop)
June 3  http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/     giveaway   
June 4  http://writingdreams.net/          giveaway
June 8, http://alisonhenderson.blogspot.com /    giveaway
June 9, http://www.pamelaforeman.com/  giveaway
June 15  http://blog.cathymansell.com/   giveaway 
June 18  http://ccrawley210.wordpress.com/    giveaway
June 19, http://lynhorner.blogspot.com/   giveaway  
June 21  http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com/  giveaway

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Launch Party! June 23rd

Hey, can ya help a fella out?  Ya see it's my kid's birthday and he would really like it if you bought my book on Smashwords.
How much is it you ask?  It is FREE this weekend!
Use code: SK88Y for your FREE copy!
That is the nice thing about getting something for free, usually it doesn't cost that much.
Just click on the picture and get your free copy of "Whispers, shouts, and songs" a poetry anthology with contributions from a dozen different authors including myself.  It is a great collection, it even received a 5 star review!  I am sure you will find something there that you will enjoy, maybe even something that you will cherish forever.
Come join us this Sunday, June 23rd at 5 pm for our launch party on Facebook!  Meet with some of the authors, chat, ask questions, and enter to win for free to win prizes, including printed copies of the book!

Friday, June 21, 2013

"Whispers, Shouts, and Songs"

Get your FREE copy of "Whispers, Shouts, and Songs" on Smashwords this weekend, use code: SK88Y
Just click on the picture above.

Welcome once again readers!  I am so pleased to see you this week, please take a look around, there are some new authors here this week and even some old favorites with some new works of their own!
I would like to share another poem with you this week from the anthology...

“When spring came it melted”

when spring came
it melted my heart
cold so long
and then rejuvenation
until snow once more

Wayne L Murphy 4/29/13

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"Silent Screams"

I've taken too many steps
down the wrong path
now it's too late
to ever turn back

Like the match that burns the candle
my flame is flickering out
somebody please help me
find my passage out

I'm crying with the clouds
like a raindrop from the sky
I touch my cheek and wipe away
the teardrop from my eye
This is worse than any nightmare
or even any dream
no one’s around to help me
cause I'm screaming silent screams

Innocence surrounds me
like a child in a crib
here I lay alone at night
only a few nights left to live

Friends and relatives all around
as they place my body in the ground
It's just as I imagined,
and just as I had dreamed
no one's willing to listen when
you're screaming silent screams

I'm crying with the clouds
like a raindrop from the sky
I touch my cheek and wipe away
the teardrop from my eye
This is worse than any nightmare
or even any dream
no one’s around to help me
cause I'm screaming silent screams

Wayne L Murphy 3/31/89

This poem is included in the anthology 'Whispers, Shouts, and Songs' released on June 1, 2013.  You can find some of my other work there as well as works from 11 other writers.

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Thank you for stopping by, when you have a chance please visit me at the Virtual eBook Fair, every weekend on Facebook!  Also, keep checking my blog for updates on my next release!  I will be included in a collection of short stories due out in July!

Looking for a new book?  Do you enjoy reading works from independent authors?  Have you ever been to a Virtual eBook Fair?  No?  Well then, you must come see what all the talk is about.
You can read excerpts from a variety of different authors in all genres.  You can meet the authors right at the fair!  They love to chat!  You can also win eBooks at the fair!

Also, don't forget to sign up for a FREE subscription to Reader's Rock, the eMagazine specifically geared towards readers.

I will be at the fair this weekend, so be sure to stop by my booth and say hello.  I will be displaying my latest work from the poetry anthology "Whispers, shouts, and songs" just released on June 1st.  You can check it out on Amazon.  The printed version can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Shouts-Songs-Exploring-Independent/dp/1490354069/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1371108583&sr=1-2&keywords=whispers%2C+shouts%2C+and+songs
You can also find the eBook on Amazon, just click on the picture...

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog, hope you have a great weekend, and don't forget DAD this Sunday!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Guest Author: Pamela Foreman

I am very pleased to have Author Pamela Foreman stop by my blog to share with us.  Be sure to leave a comment to be included in her giveaway!

You're Right, My Love

Pamela Foreman, Published Author

Genre: Romantic Fiction

SYNOPSIS: In a perfect world, David and Annette would never have met. Their spouses would still be alive and well, supporting their families in their endeavors. Their children, seven between the two, would not be spiraling into deep depression with each passing moment.

But their world is not perfect and both must struggle with their spouse's deaths, raise their children and deal with their new-found relationship with each other. Can David and Annette learn to love each other despite their differences? Can they look into the future instead of the past? Will their own children force them to part?

Purchase Link: http://tinyurl.com/bqqskbd

Author Bio: Pamela Foreman is a wife of seventeen years to her high school sweetheart and the mother of four children. Having grown up in Texas, Pamela currently lives in central Virginia. Pamela received her master’s degree in accounting from Liberty University and is an avid reader. She enjoys sewing, crocheting, knitting and scrapbooking when she is not involved with her children’s activities and spending time with her husband.

Pamela is the author of the Nebraska Holds series, a series surrounding the lives of David Anderson and Annette Miller, middle-aged adults who have both gone through the sudden deaths of their spouses and each have children to continue to raise. The series currently has three books, You're Right, My Love (December 2011), Not Again, My Love (January 2013) and the third book is Secrets Abound, My Love, will be published in July 2013.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.pamelaforeman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pamelaforemanauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pamela_foreman
About Me: http://about.me/pamelaforeman
Google+: https://plus.google.com/111814691744564977712/posts


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"Whispers, shouts, and songs"

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Deer and raccoon sharing a meal...

Two deer and a raccoon were sharing some cereal I put out on the lawn in my backyard.
Click for larger image.
New poetry anthology "Whispers, shouts, and songs".