Saturday, December 31, 2011
Pop the Champagne! Books for the New Year and Something for the Heart!
Happy New Year! Wow! We made it to 2012? Who is happy to see 2011 fade into history? Talk about one whirlwind, exciting year for me! Reflection can be good but focusing on the future is what I enjoy most. What did you learn over the past year? Do you feel a year wiser? I feel about ten years wiser and ten times more blessed for all the wonderful friends I've met in the reading and writing world. Books have truly led me to some beautiful people. And to some of the most interesting, entertaining people in the world. I feel lucky to have been a part of YOUR world. The internet has made us closer to one another in this huge world we live in and made it seem smaller.
I won't preach to you about New Year's Resolutions or past year regrets but I will leave you with something very, very special. Something that touched my daughter's life and mine as well. Before I share this special video with you, I want to wish everyone a blessed New Year, full of love, prosperity and happiness! 2012 is going to be a great year! This post is dedicated to ALL those who touched my life..and I do mean ALL of you! All my experiences have shaped my life and made me the person I am today. And as a Happy New Year gesture to my readers old and new, please check out all the blurbs and links below. Once again I'm GIVING AWAY FOUR OF MY BOOKS for FREE on New Year's Day! Enjoy!
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS VIDEO. I HOPE IT MOVES YOU AND TOUCHES YOUR HEART AS MUCH AS IT TOUCHED MINE AND I HOPE FOR SOME, IT IS PROOF. REMEMBER THAT LOVE BREEDS IN ALL OF US.
The Free Links for all four books will go live Sunday, January 1st, at approximately 12:00 am PST through 11:59 pm and will be good at all Amazon stores in the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
If you enjoy historicals, grab The Wooden Nickel! This book is most dear to my heart, loosely based on my grandparents' experiences growing up during The Great Depression and living through WWII. Though the story is fiction, the undying message of hope and love comes from the love my grandparents shared. My beautiful, strong grandmother is still with us today but my beloved grandfather, Poppy left for heaven October 10, 2001. This book is dedicated to the memory of their love and in memorium of my grandfather. They had a love like no other that transcends beyond death. I hate that my grandfather never read The Wooden Nickel since the 1st Edition was published in 2008 but I feel sure he is watching from above.
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Here are the blurb and the book trailer. Enjoy!
When Louise steps into a bread line in the middle of a dusty Texas town, the last thing she expects to find is a filthy hobo-boy taking pity on her. But when Cliff offers her his last piece of change, a worthless wooden nickel, her life changes forever. The Depression era coin proves to be worth far more than the five cents etched beside the wooden buffalo as it becomes a symbol of faith, hope and love, weaving in and out of their lives time and time again.
The Wooden Nickel is an emotional gripping tale about a bond between two young lovers trying to find their way in the world. An intense drama, unfolding amid the backdrop of war torn Europe and a naive America, desperately in need of new hope, The Wooden Nickel is an unforgettable romance full of mesmerizing characters, deep longing and eternal hope.
If you enjoy romantic thrillers, pick up DEADLY R&R BY RUBY VINES! I wrote this book sixteen years ago. It sat in a dusty box in my attic until I decided to revamp it and send it out into the world!
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Shay Reynolds was raised solely by her father and abandoned by her mother at an early age. Old enough now to take the reigns of her father's business, R&R Advertisting in Palm Springs, Florida, she's about as happy and as successful as a modern woman can get without a mother. Engaged to handsome Chase McMillan, an anchor on the popular national morning television show in New York City with her ads regularly nominated for the prestigious Clio Awards, she's a woman accustomed to life handing her roses. Her good fortune takes a nose dive when her fiance dies mysteriously. Falling into a deep depression, Shay confides in her chauffeur, Tommy Smith and agrees to hire his father's private eye service to investigate. Afraid to be alone, Shay shares her thoughts and broken dreams with Tommy. A serial killer is on the loose. Bad timing for Tommy who has always had it bad for his boss. Hot on the trail of a sicko who enjoys the shock factor of cryptic messages and creepy packages sent to the object of his affection, Tommy fights to shield the only woman who has never treated him like a hired hand.
Enjoy books with blended genres? The Hour Glass Witch is a Sexy, Romantic Altered History Time Travel Tale with a splash of Greek Myth.
Travel back to the Salem Witch Hunt when a wicked glance could have you hanging from the gallows, convicted of lustful witchcraft! Accused of being a witch, Clio, the Muse of History is thrown in prison by a former lover from another life. To escape the gallows, she flees back in time, to the Italian Renaissance, where she becomes a courtesan for a famous Italian painter, living a life of luxury while pining for her lost love. Her favorite god and good friend, Dionysus, is living it up in Tuscany. He invites her to a wild party at his palace where she runs smack-dab into her destiny, only to be separated once more by the Queen of Gorgons. While the sands of time run out, she travels to Hades to face the hounds of Hell in search of her love. Can she salvage her one true love, please the gods and save the lost souls of Salem?
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Gift Number Four for those of you with children or who enjoy reading children's literature is an Ice Age Adventure Novel by Wolfgang Pie!
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Two Ice Age kids are orphaned and left to survive alone in the wild after their parents are killed in a bear attack. Tusk and his sister, Flint, discover ancient cave paintings with a horrific warning and instructions on how to survive a deadly meteor headed their way. Tusk is a natural born leader and believes only he can warn others and lead the clans to the land bridge and the New World. Flint has secrets of her own and a plan with a woolly mammoth to unite the animal kingdom before their world is blown away.
~ Have a blessed New Year!! Alisha, Ruby and Wolfgang