Monday, January 30, 2012

Who’s a Nominee for The Irresistibly Sweet Blog
Award?  Just little ol’ me, that’s who.

The nomination came from the irepressible, sassy, and slim (she made me say that) redhead, Nike Chillemi, author of Burning Hearts, and her Christmas release, Goodbye Noel. She thinks murder and mayhem are sweet. What can I tell you?

The rules for the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award are that nominees thank the person who nominated them, nominate at least ten other blogs and contact them to let them know, share seven random things about yourself/your blog. Here goes…

My Ten Nominees for the Sweetest Blog Award in no Particulr Order …

1. Kay Dawn Byrd. K. Dawn Byrd, Author offers a little bit of everything for the writer.

2. Lee Carver- Truth In Fiction
Tips on epublishing and everything writer related.

3. Deborah K. Anderson- Faith, Fiction and Unvarnished Truth. Her title says it all.

4. Sylvia A. Nash- Past and Present, highlighting suspense/ mysteries suspended in time.

5. Deborah Vogel - Country at Heart. Deborah’s blog features book reviews and giveaways.

6. Laura Hilton - Lighthouse Academy features book reviews and giveaways.

7. Rita Gerlach- -Stepping Stones for Readers.
New book reviews and letters to readers from authors.

8. Max Elliot Anderson - Books for Boys, Max writes and features action-adventure stories especially for boys.

9. Salena Storm -
Novels that Stir the Soul and Glorify HIS name! She highlights clean, wholesome, Christian books

10. Lillian Duncan- –Tiaras and Tennis Shoes-stories of faith…mingled with murder & mayhem.

Seven Things About Me:

1. My greatest and most satisfing accomplishment in life is my family.

2. I love to cook exotic resipes from other countries.

3. I’ve written a Christmas song that was performed by my church choir last Christmas. Almost as exciting as getting my first short story published.

4. I sing with a traveling women’s choir group called Trinity.

5. I am a passionate political activist hoping to turn our country back to its faith roots and The Constitution one neighborhood at a time.

6. I’m so low tech, I  use an abacus.

7. I once won a Bronze Medal in a state ballroom dancing contest for . . . are you ready for this, . . . the Tango

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Quote of the Week

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not allow it to grow on a branch too weak to bear it.   –Victor Hugo

Friday, January 20, 2012

New Release

   The Attaché
     David Bond

Zack Brenner loses his sight after a mortar attack by insurgents in Iraq, but blindness is only one of his troubles. The image of a woman seared into Zack’s memory before he lost his sight seems lost to him forever. He returns home to a failing family business, a struggle to become self-reliance, and the girl in his memory in love with someone else.

Jessie Weaver narrowly escapes the North Tower on 9/11, and she owes her life to a handsome, mischievous man, and his tattered attaché. But when she takes a job working for his family business, now owned and managed by his blinded brother Zach, she must come face to face with an internal struggle of loyalties.

A long buried family secret and a madman threaten the financial security and the very lives of Zack and the woman he cares for more than he can admit, even to himself. Overcoming the obstacles fate placed in his path will take a faith deeper than Zack has ever known.

E-book now available from Desert Breeze Publishing, Amazon, or Barnes and Nobel

Special Note: Win a free copy of The Attaché at Dave’s website:

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Release

To See the Sun


Peggy Blann Phifer

Pregnant and widowed hadn’t been part of her “happily ever after” dream. And now, someone was trying to kill her . . . Erin Macintyre never expected to be a widow and a new mother in the same year, anymore than she expected mysterious notes, threatening phone calls, and a strange homeless man who seems to know all about her. The thought of raising a child without a father is daunting enough—worse when you have no idea who might want to harm you.

Put an old flame into the mix, and her life begins a tailspin into a world she never knew existed. When P.I. Clay Buchanan, stumbles upon Erin at her husband's gravesite, he’s totally unprepared for her advanced pregnancy. Her venomous reaction at seeing him, however, was predictable. But Clay can’t let her distrust, or his guilt, get in the way—not when he has evidence that proves Erin’s life is in danger. With few options left, Erin begrudgingly accepts Clay’s help . . . and it just might be her undoing

Peggy Blann Phifer is an author and columnist, book reviewer and author interviewer, whose work has appeared on various Web sites and writer periodicals both in print and online. She is also an avid reader who loves to escape by diving between the covers of a good book. Peg enjoys handcrafts of all kinds and her home shows off some of her work, though most end up as gifts for friends and family. A retired executive assistant, Peg now makes her home in southern Nevada with husband Jim. TO SEE THE SUN is her debut novel, and Book 1 of the Desert Faith series.

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