Friday, May 22, 2015
Dr. Laura Martin, Chief Extraterrestrial Life Scientist at The Touchstone Institute of Oceanographic Research, noticed troubling but subtle changes in the Atlantic Ocean. Before she could make sense of it all, her longtime assistant abruptly walked out. Laura hired young, handsome Scott Conner to be her personal assistant. Mayhem ensued, mainly because of Zara, the mermaid/siren/monster in the basement of the Touchstone Institute, who eyed on Scott as her possible mate in a plot for total domination of planet Earth.
“The Touchstone Institute of Oceanographic Research is the most fantastic, exhilarating place on the planet to work. It is high energy, exciting, sometimes maddening, often frightening, heart pounding work. It’s not a job. It’s a lifetime commitment. It gets in your blood. It grabs you by the throat and possesses you, body and soul. And it is work. If you’re not prepared to work your ass off day in and day out, weekends, holidays, your birthday, and your mamma’s birthday, leave now.”
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
"When a loved one faces a serious illness what do you do? Whether you are the immediate caregiver, family member, friend or neighbor there are many ways to help. You can make a meal, walk the family pet, help with household chores, or offer to sit and listen. When attending to the many need's of a loved one, the caregiver's needs often can become overlooked. Feelings of isolation, sadness, and anger can result and are natural. A Little Red Wagon Full Of Hope can provide those with loved ones facing serious illness some insight and help as I share my journey with our son’s bone cancer diagnosis and treatment at age 13, my best friend’s battle and loss to breast cancer, and others' care stories. Each chapter include heartfelt poignant stories and at the end of each one, take-away tips. From such topics as pet therapy, what to bring to the hospital, getting out into the community, food for the soul, it's okay to cry, and caring for the caregiver, my goal is to provide loving support and hope to those facing a challenging road- from someone who has been there and understands. Part of the profits of this book will go to cancer research and help for caregivers." -Kathy Opie
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Look at what this woman does with stones and paint!
These gorgeous painted stones are by Elspeth McLean, an Australian artist born in Gooseberry Hill, a small suburb in western Australia. She showed her artistic tendencies at a very early age.
She moved to the East Coast of Australia at the age of nineteen to follow her dream of becoming a full time artist.
Elspeth now lives in Canada.
Elspeth creates breathtaking masterpieces of tiny, colorful dots in beautiful patterns on round ocean stones. Each one is more beautiful than the next.
Follow Elspeth McLean on Facebook by visiting her beautiful page at:
None of these photos are mine. I got them online or at website. Her work is available for sale at
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Payton Winters is thrust into the position of CEO of The Winters Corporation after the sudden death of her parents. Confronted with the knowledge she was born with special abilities, she finds herself in the dilemma of being a grounding force to people who possess psychic powers. She has unwillingly become the mental anchor to the one man she wants no part of, Collin McBain. While on a routine mission, Collin is drugged, tortured, and injected with wolf DNA. Now believed dead, he is secretly assigned to the Winters Campus.
Faced with the reality that her life is based on half-truths, Payton is on a pursuit to uncover her mother's scientific research. She desperately needs to understand why she and her two sisters were genetically altered before birth. Payton's path to discovery is littered with danger as she finds herself embroiled in a world of secrets, lies, kidnapping, and murder. She struggles to understand the events of the past in order to cope with her future. Will Payton's pursuit for the truth be her last?
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Joanne was born and raised in Sherburne, New York, a quaint village surrounded by dairy farms and rolling hills. From the moment she could read she wanted to explore the world. During her college years she slowly crept across the country, stopping along the way in Oklahoma, California, and finally Washington State, which she now proudly calls home. She lives with her husband and Dobermans, in their home located on the Kitsap Peninsula with a panoramic view of the Olympic Mountains.
Joanne writes paranormal, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. She loves writing about the twists and turns of her character’s lives along with the trouble they find themselves involved in. She enjoys a wide variety of books including paranormal, suspense, thriller, and of course romance.
Joanne is a member of Romance Writers of America, and past President of Peninsula Romance Writers, which was Debbie Macomber’s home chapter.