Friday, July 31, 2015

Maybe I got burnt out visiting so many blogs

I haven't blog any this week. Maybe it was because during the Cherish Blogfest I visited so many sites. A total of 153 at last count. On each one I commented and most I followed if they made it easy for me. Not that I am lazy but it was a lot of work and time consuming to do so. I would like to thank the hosts of the blogfest, I made a lot of new friends and was able to visit people around the world and find the items they cherish. Everyone seemed to have something different that they cherished and that was perfect for me. Some were just pictures of their families, that was okay with me but I don't feel my family members are objects. Like I said, I enjoyed the tour by learning so many interesting things without having to leave my home. If the hosts decide to do this once a year, I am game but not too frequent or it will get old.  

With the end of July, I am now getting hard pressed to finish up a couple of books that I promised would be out in September ( my own self imposed deadline). I am on the final chapter of "Dangerous Rescue" and it should be edited by then. On "IronHeart" still half the book has to be put on the computer even though I have written in my head most of the story except the ending.
My Lightning Rages has a long way to go in editing so it might make it by November, 2015.
Talk back, I'm listening 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cherish blog tour- final day

Cherished Blogfest In a way I'm glad it is over but sadden in another way. I visited a lot of blogs and made new friends. I visited every site on the one hundred and forty-four list that were there. Most I followed if the had a follow button. Some I even followed on twitter if they had that follow button. Making connections is what life is about especially for a blogger, reviewer and a writer. The tour took up a lot of time but I think it was worth the effort. I met a few bloggers that I already knew but mostly it was bloggers I hadn't had any connections with. A couple of them became connections on LinkedIn and GoodReads. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you are feeling froggy go ahead and click on this link and join the blog fest. Sign up in the CHERISHED Linky List below which would open in a new window for signups. (WordPress blogs don’t allow linky lists.)

 Powered by Linky Tools
CHERISHED LINKY LIST: CLICK HERE to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…
Talk back, I'm listening 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cherish Blogfest Tour- my take

Cherished Blogfest For those bloggers that don't know, the Cherish blog fest Tour is simple. You pick an object that is precious to you as explained below.
Often, objects lead us to memories.
The objects we hold most dear, harbor the most cherished memories.
For the CHERISHED Blogfest, we invite you to talk to us about one of your cherished objects. Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.
Keep your post to below 500 words.
Join us on the 24th to 26th of July 2015 in sharing memories, emotions, information: we’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships.
For those with new blogs, adding your blog to the linky list below, and posting on the 24th-26th July would help you increase your comment love, and followers. Visit and leave comments to everyone on the list, so we all get loads of comment love!
Place the CHERISHED Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends and followers at the end of the blogfest.
Sign up in the CHERISHED Linky List below which would open in a new window for signups. (WordPress blogs don’t allow linky lists.) 
Powered by Linky Tools
CHERISHED LINKY LIST: CLICK HERE to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

 For my part in this I did what was required even though it was difficult to select something. Finally I settled on my first book as my precious object. The post is on my Wordpress blog if anyone is interested in visiting it at

Since the blogfest is a three day event, I went through seventy-one of the one hundred and forty-two sites listed there. I found that most bloggers did follow the parameters very well and some even plugged the blogfest before listing their precious object and why it was precious to them. A few of them had not even bothered to mention the blogfest or even make a new post. They had their own agendas. The whole point of this blogfest is to obtain new followers and friends. So on that point it was a success, followed 90% of the blogs I visited. I might be lucky and get 10% of them following me back but that is okay, that is seven more blogs following me than I had before. Have a great day and talk back, I'm listening  


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cover revealed- Violet Chain by J. Kahele

Take a Look at this Beautiful Cover for

Violet Chain by J. Kahele

Violet Chain by J. Kahele

Title: Violet Chain
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: J. Kahele
Release Date: July 24, 2015

Book Description

Desperate to numb the pain, she falls into the arms of charming young entrepreneur Chain Alexander. Chain a notorious womanizer of Philadelphia, not looking for anything more than a night of pleasure with a woman is drawn to Violet instantly. There is something about her that he needs and wants so desperately and it’s not just sex. But Violet is resistant. Can she open her heart again after having it broken so brutally? And more importantly, should she? This book is intended for mature audiences.

*****Available July 24th!*****

Buy @ Amazon | B&N
[caption id="attachment_2668" align="aligncenter" width="696"]Violet Chain Excerpt Violet Chain Excerpt[/caption]
Goodreads button
Author J. Kahele
AboutTheAuthorI am a proud mother of three daughters who are my absolute complete existence. I write to relieve the scattered thoughts that stream through my mind, constantly. My biggest downfall is that I am a huge procrastinator, which makes my life at times hectic!

Talk back, I'm listening so is J. Kahele the author. Have a great day.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dangerous Rescue excerpts by A.G. Moye

As I wind up writing "Dangerous Rescue" I thought I would share a couple of excerpts from the book and get your feedback. Until I finish it, I still have no cover for it. I will have someone create one when it is ready for editing. Then really start getting the word out, in the meantime here is excerpt #1 near the end of the book. 

The kiss took their breath away, afterwards they were both panting looking into each other’s eyes. “I love you so much,” Sandy said as she gently caressed his face with her loving touch.“I love you, too.” Brad said when he could speak. In her eyes, he could have sworn he looked into the deep blue ocean, rolling and churning from emotions surging through her body.  

Excerpt #2 

“Okay, you two break it up, it is my turn.” Bitch said as she slid between them. Others laughed but Bitch and Brad locked eyes.
Brad stared into her eyes seeing the love and softness in them for him. Unlike Sandy’s eyes earlier, he didn’t see the deep blue ocean but a calm blueness like a gentle blue sky. Looking deeper, Brad saw dark storm clouds gathered on the horizon of her blue sky, knowing the storm could erupt in a second but not now.
“You two going to kiss or just stare at each other?” Sandy joked watching them looking at each other. Brad felt strange not having to tilt his head down, she was almost the same height as him making kissing of her the same as Michele.

What do you think, did I catch the moment or could it have been said better?

Talk back, I'm Listening and have a great day!

Monday, July 13, 2015

My review of West Point to Mexico by Bob Mayer (Duty, honor and Country series)

 My Review of  “West Point to Mexico” (Duty, honor and country series) by Bob Mayer
I am pleased to give it five stars maybe because it is the type of book that captures my interest. The author writes a very compelling story mixing fiction with history and I loved it.
The story draws you in as Mr. Mayer paints a very good picture of the characters and their habits. These characters are the ones that you read about in history books. He throws in some fiction characters portraying the time frame this is set in. The West Point class of 1843, and their actions in the history of the United States brought to life. One particular passage that I enjoyed was where the cadets were drinking but each time they took a drink, they stood back to back so the other couldn’t see them drinking. They were honor bound to report another cadet drinking but being back to back they could honestly say ‘they didn’t see the other cadet drinking’ if asked by a superior officer or the Commandant of West Point.  It was parts like this one that kept me up nights to finish reading the book. Other passages will keep you ready also. Mr. Mayer brought life unto those we only read a few words about in history with his excellent portraying of those as a student in school I read about. Enjoy reading his series in Duty, honor and Country.
Bob Mayer
About Bob Mayer   NY Times Bestselling Author Bob Mayer attended West Point where he earned a degree in Psychology and later he earned a Master's degree in Education. He went on to serve in the Infantry and then Special Forces as a Green Beret and commanded an A-team, which is where many of his bestselling ideas were formulated. Mayer's obsession with mythology and his vast knowledge of the military and Special Forces, mixed with his strong desire to learn from history, is the foundation for his science fiction series Atlantis, Area 51 and Psychic Warrior. Mayer is a master at blending elements of truth into all of his thrillers such as The Green Beret Series, The Shadow Warrior Series, The Presidential Series as well his historical fiction, leaving the reader questioning what is real and what isn't. Bob has lived all over the world and beyond, but has settled down on Write on the River with his wife and 2 golden labs, Cool Gus and Sassy Becca. He spends his free time running with the dogs, biking, kayaking, and watching or reading

Mayer, Bob (2014-01-21). West Point to Mexico (Duty, Honor, Country) (Kindle Locations 4169-4178). Cool Gus Publishing. Kindle Edition. 
For more information about Bob Mayer, his books or his business consulting business, Who Dares Wins, please go to or   Follow Bob on Facebook

Mayer, Bob (2014-01-21). West Point to Mexico (Duty, Honor, Country) (Kindle Locations 4180-4185). Cool Gus Publishing. Kindle Edition. 

Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did. Talk back, I'm listening as always.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Losing Battling against Poison Ivy(or oak)

About a month ago, my wife while weeding the garden came into contact with poison Ivy(oak) we don't know which one it was. The next thing she knew she started breaking out. after a week of treating it, we thought we had it licked because it went away. We congratulated ourselves that it didn't spread to me. We always have close contact which meant it was difficult to avoid spreading it to me. She took all the steps to insure it did not then it came back with vengeance. This time I also had it popping up on me. I think due to our age, we will have to go to the doctors and get a shot before it will go away. When I was a kid, I used to play in the crap and never break out. Age seems to make me more susceptible to breaking out. Does anyone have a good cure for this besides going to the doctor?

Talk back, I'm listening most of the time. Have a great day.