Monday, May 29, 2017

BESTSELLER OF THE WEEK: Charming Deception by Carol Ann Kauffman



Samantha wakes up to a perfect life, with a handsome, attentive husband she doesn't remember. She has it all: a luxury vehicle, designer clothes, beautiful jewelry, and a condo on the beach. But this isn't the life she remembers. As time go by, Samantha discovers she is the object of an elaborate deception, one large enough to include, other worlds, body doubles, time travel, world-hopping, and a galaxy guardian as cold as ice. Is her charming husband in on this deception?

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Schedule for May 29 - June 2, 2017



Schedule for This Week

Mon., May 29 - Bestseller of the Week:
Charming Deception by Carol Ann Kauffman
Tues., May 30 - The Beautiful Artwork 
of Helen Ansell
Wed., May 31 - Excerpt from
Charming Deception
Thurs., June 1 - The Magical Team of Sanae Kushubiki 
and Jacky Quetard
Fri., June 2 - Reviews of 
Charming Deception




Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Other Side of Dusk by Cherime MacFarlane


The Other Side of Dusk by Cherie MacFarlane will be released Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Dusk-Cherime-MacFarlane-ebook/dp/B071H91R6V/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495487542&sr=1-4&keywords=cherime+macfarlane

Get your copy today! I've got mine. :)

About the Author:
Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Cherime MacFarlane. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been there-done that life. Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination.  
I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1976, and I never want to leave. I cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks. 
My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie.
I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were further out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore. 

As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Cherime MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting.  
Cherime won the Hardest Working Author Award from Author Classified. 

Amazon Best Selling in Anthologies and Holidays, and Fantasy Anthologies and Short Stories. 
What readers think; Listopia: Highland Light #2 in Scotland the Brave and then some. Wired For Sound #3 Best Indie Romance Suspense. The Twisted Laird #1 in Great Scots. Snagged #2 Best of Religious and Inspirational Fiction 2014. Stalking Red #2 Romance With Strong Contemporary Females and #3 Western and Native American Romance. Deirdre of the Sorrows #3 Best Traumatized Heroine. Then They Were Six #2 Best Sweet Romance Books. Heart of the Hunter #2 Army Men and Women of Romance. Cougar Hunt #1 Addiction Romances. 


Monday, May 22, 2017

It's Not Always Rainbows by Joey Paul


The LGBTQ rainbow covers people from all walks of life. Catherine and her friends all have to struggle for acceptance in their own lives. Parents, friends, teachers, pretty much everyone seems to have their opinion on how they should live.

The only people who don’t tell them what they should do are each other and the people inside the LGBTQ community.
So when people from that community start getting attacked and then murdered, Catherine feels she has to do something to stop it.

Dealing with her own issues with her religious parents is tough enough, but what do you do when who you are is the reason someone wants you dead?



Friday, May 19, 2017

Photos from the McKinley House Authors Meet & Greet



An Author Meet & Greet was held on Saturday at the McKinley House Birthplace Museum and Research Center in downtown Niles. Carrie Kibby from the McKinley Memorial Library did a great job of organizing the lovely event that was held in the upstairs conference room, accessible by elevator for those who don't like steps. We had some hometown authors and some from as far away as Cleveland.

Niece Carrie in photo above with her auntie.








Dear friend Mary Morrall (above) was on hand for company and support. 



My sweet husband is my roadie, photographer, director, and change handler. He also takes a good photo himself. Thank you, dear, for your bottomless pit of patience with me. You are appreciated.            




Here is a photo of the book display and longtime friend Tina Hoffman. It was a pleasure to see her again and catch up on what's happening in our lives.



Please support the Niles McKinley Memorial Library. It is the most beautiful building in the city. The staff is hard-working, creative, dependable, and wants to make our library the centerpiece of the city. Please remember our library gets no money from the city of Niles. Come to the library. Attend the lawn concerts and other cultural events at the library. Let's emphasize the good things we have here in Niles. 

Local Author Meet & Greet Tomorrow


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Erik Freyman's Red Hat Ladies

Dear Gentle Readers,

THESE are the gorgeous ladies in red hats (and others) I was raving about a few weeks ago.

 They have such an aura of allure and sophistication, reminiscent of the American high style period from the 1930's through the 1950's.   

I love them. I found them quite by accident while bungling along on the internet, looking for something else, and thought you would like them, too. Well, do you? Hmmm?



These beauties are the creations of Erik Freyman, American artist who was born in Leningrad, Russia in 1932. His bold, dramatic, air-brushed strokes create images of beautiful women wearing high-end fashions, living in big, affluent cities.

And although these images are American, they remind us of the French Cubists and Impressionists of the Art Deco period.


Erik Freyman is an internationally recognized American artist, who is actually more famous in Europe than here. 

He has been a regular participant of ArtExpo International shows in New York since 1984.





His watercolors have a permanent home at  the Metropolitan Museum of Art-Thomas J. Watson Library and in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe.









Erik's favorite mediums are watercolor, airbrush, acrylic, oil, drawing and lithographs. His work is available for sale online.

I claim nothing here as my own. I wanted to introduce this talented artist to a new generation of readers and art lovers who may not be aware of his existence.

Links to Erik Freyman's work:
http://rogallery.com/Freyman_Erik/freyman-biography.html
http://www.invaluable.com/artist/freyman-erik-jhmtn1jlxs
https://www.yessy.com/erik1932/gallery.html

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Dying Thoughts - Fifth Secret by Joey Paul




Dear Gentle Readers,

Today I have a note for you from one of our favorite writers. British author Joey Paul has just released Dying Thoughts - Fifth Secret. The kindle format version is available on Amazon.com for $.99 until May 22, 2017. Check it out!



Amazon Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Dying-Thoughts-Secret-Joey-Paul-ebook/dp/B06XCBXW3N/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1495040979&sr=1-1&keywords=Dying+Thoughts+-+Fifth+Secret

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Big City Wall Art

Dear Gentle Readers,
While doing research online for something entirely different, I came across these gorgeous big city wall canvases. I was impressed with the color and detail. 

 Do you have a big wall with nothing on it? I am almost envious of you. Over the years, I've filled up every available wall space in my house. These any beautiful enough to make me want to redecorate! I left as much info on as I could, in case you want to look them up.