Boldly I stand,
A pillar into heaven,
Above the howling winds,
And the unforgiving elements,
Insatiable with hunger.
I touch the light,
And the profound peace,
Of primordial beauty.
As the vast expanse of time,
Stretches into frozen eternity,
I rest undefeated,
Went to see this last night. It rocked!
Yesterday was my official Author Roast & Toast for The Return, an online party set in the white sands and aquamarine waters of the Caribbean.
Hosted by six lovely ladies:
A great time was had by all! We feasted on jerk chicken, ropa vieja, paella, and an assortment of Caribbean fruits and other desserts.
Washing it all down with Mojitos, rum, and a variety of Caribbean cocktails served by Oliver and his band of shirtless men, our wonderful caterers who provided the food, music, and entertainment for the day.
There was dancing, swimming, beach volleyball, smashball, surfing, sailing, etc.
After dark, we drank to our heart’s content and danced around the fire under the stars to the tunes of Bob Marley until we were too tired to move.
Then, we all crashed right onto the soft sands of the beach, fell asleep to the soothing susurrus of the lapping waves, and woke the next morning to breakfast wraps prepared lovingly by our band of shirtless men.
What a great party it was! The fun never ends in the limitless expanse of the human mind.
All you have to do is let go and make believe.
There are some really talented people out there! Below are a few very artistically carved pumpkins I found on Facebook.
I’m so excited! On October 14th, The Return blog tour with Premier Virtual Author Book Tours kicks off! During this tour, I’m going to be holding a contest to give away a free e-reader or a $75 gift card to the Amazon bookstore. All contestants have to do is leave a comment saying “I’m in!” on this post and at the end of the tour, I will draw names from a hat to pick the winner. Be sure to also leave your correct email address in the email box when leaving your comment (not in the comment itself), so that I can contact you when the contest is over.
Contestants can also:
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- Hywela Lyn Oct 24 Review
- Hywela Lyn Oct 25 Interview
- Everything To Do With Books Oct 28 Review
- MY Book Boyfriend Oct 30 Interview
- Wormhole Oct 31 Review
- Wormhole Nov 1 Interview & Giveaway
- My Devotional Thoughts Nov 1 Review (postponed)
- My Cozy Corner Nov 4 Review (postponed)
- Paperback Writer Nov 5 Spotlight
- Ordinary Girlz Nov 5 Review
- Serendipity Nov 6 Review (postponed to Nov 15)
- Paperback Writer Nov 7 Guest Post
- Giveaways & Glitter Nov 8 Review & Giveaway
- Two Kids & a Migraine Nov 13 Review
- Butterfly-o-Meter Books Nov 13 Interview
- Tracy Riva Books & Reviews Nov 14 Guest Post
- Tracy Riva Books & Reviews Nov 15 Review
- Roses & Beps Blog Nov 19 Spotlight & Giveaway
- Green Mountain Couple Nov 20 Spotlight
- No Wasted Ink Nov 20 Interview
- Ashley’s Bookshelf Nov 21 Review
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- Diane’s Book Blog Nov 25 Guest Post & Giveaway
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A 17-year old girl who can read minds with a kiss, an old nerd-acquaintance-turned-hot-jock, and a mysterious murder in a high school bathroom — what do all these have in common? They all take part in an extraordinary tale called Into You, a fantastic murder mystery, teen paranormal romance, young adult romantic comedy that will have you up on the edge of your seat, guessing at every turn until the end. And I mean, until … the … very … end.
There was nothing predictable about this book. The premise was brilliant. Winter is the heroine who discovers on her first date in a movie theatre that she can read people’s minds by kissing them on the lips. She ends up telling her best friend and they have a little fun with her new found power until the mysterious murder of one of her track teammates, Anika, happens in the high school bathroom. Then, Winter finds herself in a dilemma. Should she use her power to seek out the killer? Will her new love interest understand when she goes around kissing everyone? AND … who really did murder Anika?
I started this book on a Saturday morning and could not stop until I was finished with it. If you plan on getting something done on the day you want to read this book, don’t! Just set that thing aside, whatever it is, because once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop.
This story isn’t just funny and quirky, it also deals with some serious issues that teens face while they’re in high school — date rape, teen pregnancy, self-esteem problems, all while trying to figure out who they are and where their lives will be going after they graduate. Dealing with a murder on top of that just adds to the characters’ angst and explains why the heroine, Winter, often finds herself in tears. This cleverly crafted novel has you laughing and crying at every page while at the same time trying to guess what is really going on.
Highly recommended for readers age 16 and older.
Big Sky, MT, just got their first snowfall of the season yesterday!
Very humbling to know how little space we occupy in our universe. Our galaxy is one of over one-hundred billion galaxies in the universe. Multiply that by the billions and billions of stars that exist in each galaxy and that’s how many stars and possible solar systems there are. If we think we are the only intelligent life form in the universe, we’re kidding ourselves.
How can galaxies move faster than light: