Adveture’s of Frank DaPug

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I am a writer and my book “Adventure’s of Frank DaPug” is an anthology of animal stories told though the eyes of me, Frank DaPug. I am member of a Snowbirding family and enjoys life on the open road in our fifth wheel dog house.

This is my first book of many more to come and I will be donating 10% of all sales to one of the three dog Rescue groups listed in my book. This is my way of helping out my four-legged friends.

I believe in and support many Rescue Groups all across the United States and donate whenever I can. I have had animals all my life. These three are one I help allot, maybe you can too.

Pugs For PINKY Foundation

Raises money to help sick pugs and their people with high medical costs. They started their foundation in 2012 after the long time sickness of Pinky from a brain tumor. Lisa (Pinky’s Mom) had Pinky with her 24×7 as the little pug had seizures. Pinky wore a little pink helmet to protect her head all the time and slept in a special crib wearing bells to alert her Mom of problems.

Pugs For Pinky holds actions for fun inexpensive items on facebook and on its website. Come say hello and maybe put in a bid I do as often as I can and have won many fun things.!/PugsForPinky?fref=ts

PJ‘s Small Dog Rescue

Is a not for profit 501(c)3 rescue. The purpose of PJ’s Small Dog Rescue is to foster homeless dogs, spay/neuter them, bring them up-to-date on their shots, de-worm, flea treatment, and microchip them before they are adopted into their new forever homes. We also try to educate the public who have unaltered dogs to the reason why it is so important to spay/neuter their pets as there are far too many unwanted dogs ending up in the shelters/rescues.

We DO NOT adopt our rescue dogs into home with unaltered dogs or cats. We adopt our small dogs to homes mainly in the SACRAMENTO, STOCKTON, ANTIOCH and East Bay surrounding areas, but we will consider adoptions outside our adoption area. We have volunteers located in Sacramento and Isleton areas. These dedicated people volunteer their love, support and hard work and are the best volunteers in the world. We are an all volunteer non-profit small dog rescue and no one receives pay for all the hard work that is so rewarding to us all.

DFW Pug Rescue Club, Inc.

DFWPRC is a 501(c)3 charity organization, and is one of the largest pug rescue organizations in the United States and has rescued and placed over 5,000 huggable, squeezable, absolutely adorable pugs. We rescue approximately 10 pugs a week.

We rescue ALL pugs regardless of age or medical condition. Since we rescue ALL pugs, our veterinary care is our biggest on-going expense and we average approximately $250,000 a year in veterinary expenses. This amount is after our veterinary care clinics provide deep discounts. 100% of all funds donated to DFW Pug Rescue are used to pay for Veterinary care.

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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Writer/Author


Deck The Halls…With Dark Angels

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As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters.  No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.

Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower.  She’s spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions…

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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Writer/Author


Author Yvonne Mason

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The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.

I have an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, I am a Bounty Hunter and a Published Author.

My first book Stan’s Story, A Touch of Love was released last year, I have just released Tangled Minds. A nove. In September Brilliant Insanity will be released and I am currently working on the Gerard Schaefer story.

The Pink Canary is the latest in the eclectic collection of books written by Yvonne Mason. She can take any subject and make it interesting to the reader. This latest work of fiction has two characters based on real people but the action and laughter are pure fiction. It is a great read and for anyone who loves drag or drag queens it is a must read.



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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Writer/Author


Gary D. Henry

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Why Do IWrite?Some write for the grandeur of thinking your writings might be the next classic novel or maybe the potential of seeing the words you wrote presented on the silver screen. Possibly the money you hope you will amass with a perceived talent is the goal? These things are quite possible if one of your novels shook the world’s imagination.

Might I suggest another reason? The absolute pleasure of knowing in a hundred years, when we all are dust, a reader will pick up a book written by you and be fascinated by a story which makes them believe in the power of words. The novel needn’t be a best seller nor does it need to be written by a well-known, celebrated author. Taking a someone to the point where they shed a tear, laugh or long for a time when life was a little bit better, transcends generations.

To a future reader, the book would be a window to another era or an unread adventure longing to be lived. New discoveries in the next century will difficult to find. A tome from an obscure author from an earlier time who plied his thoughts on paper and hoped people would be affected in one way or another, could be that discovery.

I wonder if the literary genius’ of the past thought of future generations when they penned their extraordinary books? We write for the masses for myriad of reasons, some write for the praise and some for the potential riches associated with their creative thoughts. We all want instant success to validate our efforts in our era but the focus of a writer wanders well beyond their realm. An author writes for an eternity and for the people who can see the fantasy well after his or her present-day audiences have passed.

Should one person pick up a dusty, seldom read novel from a century past, written by a little known and obscure author, then he or she would achieve the greatest accolade ever bestowed upon an author. Remembrance and connecting with not only his generation but generations yet to come. This is the real gift that a writer should remember after their last story is told. A sense of immortality is achieved when a representative of a future time opens a book and turns the pages and takes generation after generation to places where the author always wanted to take them.

So, take heart and write your stories and don’t worry if sales are low or your name is not mentioned along-side the literary great’s. Time will decide whether or not you walk among them. At least this is my hope as a writer and is why I write.

Happily obscure and pleasantly unsung…for now.

Gary D. Henry

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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Writer/Author


City of Slaughter by Cynthia Drew

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Fourteen-year-old Carsie Akselrod and her younger sister, Lilia, flee the Russian pogroms to live with relatives on New York’s teeming, dangerous Lower East Side. Like many Jewish immigrant Americans in the early 1900s, the girls go to work in sweatshops, eventually taking jobs at the ill-fated Triangle Waist Company, scene of the infamous 1911 industrial fire that claimed the lives of 146 garment workers. Set against Tammany Hall politics and gangland crime, City of Slaughter is a tale of a woman torn by family, faith, and her drive to rise from poverty, succeed in business, and claim her place in New York‘s world of fashion and society.Editorial Reviews

“… an excellent historical fiction novel that focuses on a Jew’s life under Pogrom Russia and in teeming New York. Fans will relish this strong look at the plight, dreams, setbacks and triumph of a Jew who is far from an American princess as she brings a spotlight on the first quarter of the twentieth century.” Midwest Book Reviews

“This rapidly paced novel kept me absorbed from the start as I followed the twists and turns of Carsie’s life. …” Phyllis Levin, Baltimore Jewish Times

“… It can be a challenge to go back in time and see the world through the eyes of another culture but the author has succeeded magnificently. A brilliant work of historical fiction, City of Slaughter is both heartbreaking and hopeful. …” Elena Vidal, Tea at Trianon

“…The author has obviously done her research; readers of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle will recognize this world…this is an interesting read. The strong theme of self-actualization will appeal to many female readers.” Historical Novels Review

“…Carsie (Akselrod) exemplifies a stubborn will to survive and succeed. The author employs much colorful detail in painting her characters and the historic time and setting.” ~ Jewish Book Council

“Bitter truths, sweet moments, and the gamut of human emotion thread together in Drew’s stark, detailed debut.. . . Taking on themes of women’s equality, parity for workers, and the role of immigrants in shaping their new countries, Drew stitches together a tale that will stun readers with what the human heart can withstand while never losing faith that hope lies just around the corner.” – Booklist

“This richly-textured, meticulously-researched novel is as expansive as it is exhilarating. With elegant language and immense energy, Drew creates a world in which hope is never entirely lost.” — Judy Goldman, Early Leaving

About the Author

Cynthia Drew’s short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including Perigee, Middle English Review, and Taj Mahal. The winner of Rapid River’s Short Fiction Prize, and Mountainland’s Humor Prize, she teaches Creative Writing at UNC/Asheville’s Reuter Ctr. She worked for several years in New York’s garment district, where she became aware of the sweatshops that even today are peopled by immigrants.


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Posted by on September 27, 2012 in Writer/Author


Bombshell by Mike Faricy

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Dysfunctional, bumbling, crazy babe-magnet Dev Haskell, P.I., becomes the envy of every guy with a heartbeat when he’s hired to watch over a team of gorgeous English roller derby stars. Though he’d rather be standing guard in the shower room, he suddenly finds himself under arrest and found guilty before he’s even charged.     He’s got an attorney who drinks too much, a beautiful woman with a bad attitude, a feisty team of females ready to kill him – and no answers. Bombshell is another fast paced, engrossing suspense thriller from Minnesota‘s master of the bizarre.      CUSTOMER REVIEWSBy NatureRabbi Another hit for Mike Faricy.

Roller Derby?! Really? What fun. Reading Faricy’s Dev Haskell series is always a romp – and always brings me a smile if not a belly laugh. Dev is such a nebish (if he were Jewish) — bumbling along in life, getting into and somehow out of, the weirdest experiences. Just picture our tattered hero, Dev, surrounded by Roller Derby babes, with names like Harlotte Davidson or Helen Killer. As he investigates a stalker, turned killer,our Dev gets hauled in to the police station so many times it’s a wonder he doesn’t have his own desk. How he manages to solve crimes is as amazing to him as it is for the reader. Faricy’s characters are great. No superheroes for him. All sort of gently broken – few you would proudly take home to mother. I enjoy reading Faricy when I am looking for guaranteed entertainment and a fun mystery. I look forward to his next book. Always a good time.


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Posted by on September 20, 2012 in Writer/Author


Lost and Found by Amy Shojai

Lost and Found by Amy Shojai.

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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Writer/Author


Lost and Found by Amy Shojai


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AN AUNT searches for her lost nephew—and dooms her sister.A MOM gambles a miracle will cure—and not kill—her child.A DOG finds his true purpose—when he disobeys.      Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything—husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot—and returns home with her trained Maine Coon cat Macy to Texas to recover. She’s forced out of hibernation when her nephew Steven and his autism service dog Shadow disappear in a freak blizzard. When her sister trusts a maverick researcher’s promise to help Steven, September has 24 hours to rescue them from a devastating medical experiment impacting millions of children, a deadly secret others will kill to protect. As September races the clock, the body count swells. Shadow does his good-dog duty but can’t protect his boy.      Finally September and Shadow forge a stormy partnership to rescue the missing and stop the nightmare cure. But can they also find the lost parts of themselves? “Amy Shojai’s LOST AND FOUND wraps family secrets, murder, and medical miracles around the small form of an autistic child. Riveting, heart-wrenching, and brilliant, here is the debut of a stunning talent.” –James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of Bloodline “Pet behavior expert Amy Shojai’s debut thriller LOST AND FOUND combines the medical tension of Robin Cook thrillers with the emotional heart of THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN.” –Dr. Marty Becker, Best-selling author and resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show  

She’s a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of 26 best selling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity.      She is the Puppies Guide at, the cat behavior expert at, and hosts a weekly half hour Internet Pet Peeves radio show.      Amy has been featured as an expert in hundreds of print venues including The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, and Family Circle, as well as national radio and television networks such as CNN, Animal Planet’s DOGS 101 and CATS 101. She’s been a consultant to the pet products industry and a host/program consultant for select “furry” TV projects.      Amy brings her unique pet-centric viewpoint to public appearances, writer conferences keynotes/seminars and THRILLERS WITH BITE!

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Posted by on September 17, 2012 in Writer/Author


Howl For It by Cynthia Eden

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“Like a Wolf with a Bone” – Quiet little Darla Lewis couldn’t be happier when the most-feared member of the South’s rowdiest pack kidnaps her. A girl gets real tired of being overprotected by her own shifter family, and there’s nothing like a big bad wolf to start a pack feud, unleash her instincts- and have her surrender however and whenever she wants… Cynthia Eden – “Wed or Dead” – Gage Ryder knew his human bride had a wild side. But spending their honeymoon night on the run from hunters out to finish him and his pack is sure not the kind of fun he was looking forward to. No problem – Gage will do whatever it takes to lay bare Kayla’s secrets. If he can keep from being captured by his own seductive game… see comments about this new and wonderful book

Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Writer/Author


Weeping Willows By B. J. Robinson

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A young couple tries to outlast another couple and survive a haunted mansion to win a honeymoon in Hawaii. Angela peeked out the window. “They’re beautiful. What are they?”

“Beautiful and deadly if ingested.” Kevin stressed. “Oleander bushes.”

Angela glanced out the window again. “They sure bloom beautiful flowers. It’s hard to think something so pretty could be so deadly.”

“Yes, their beauty is deceptive, like a woman.”

When I was a little girl, Daddy was in the process of building my mother a home on an Angie, Louisiana red cliff. I remember standing on the edge and looking down into what was an abyss to me. Of course, I was small so perhaps that cliff wasn’t as high as it appeared and the gulley may not have been as deep. This story was born out of that experience and the use of my writer’s imagination. Daddy sold the house in Angie before he finished it and moved us to another part of Louisiana so Mom could be near her people. He knew he wouldn’t be around much longer. We lost him when I was four on Christmas Day, so I have only my early childhood memories of Angie, Louisiana, which neighbored Bogalusa, Louisiana, and a paper mill we could smell when the wind blew. When the wind blew just right, we could still smell it all those miles away in our new Louisiana home. This is a contemporary short story set in Louisiana.

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I’m a Christian writer who writes Christian romance, devotionals, and short stories. Follow my blog at

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“I’ve never seen anyone so passionate about writing. I know your writing will help others. In fact, you’ve helped

others–for many years.” That’s how a friend and colleauge describes me. I share my heart and soul through my writing, as well as my passion for and love of Jesus. I’m working on a Christian Romance novel titled Hidden Treasures. Two devotionals were recently published with MustardSeed Ministries and seven were accepted for Devotions with Standard Publishing in Spring 2010. Another has been published in Words to Write By: Author Devotionals Compiled by Robin Bayne, for a total of ten published devotionals this year.I spend most of my free time writin.My husband and I have two dogs and a cat. One dog is a German Shepherd.

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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in Writer/Author


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The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah (Brianna Sullivan Mysteries)

Psychic Brianna Sullivan is back in “The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah,” Volume 2 of the Brianna Sullivan Mysteries.

Brianna, still in Lottawattah, Oklahoma, is now being pestered by the ghostly ex-girlfriend of main squeeze Dete

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ctive Cooper Jackson. The apparition won’t move away from Cooper and towards the light until Brianna figures out who killed her.

Volume 2 of the series, a novella, finds Brianna selling lake lots for a new resort, attending her boyfriend’s high school class reunion where the guests aren’t all of this world, and tracking down a killer (or two). “The Dog Days of Summer in Lottawatah” has a mystery to die for, characters you’ll love, and sparkling dialogue that will make you laugh out loud. Who knew ghosts could have such a good sense of humor?

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Posted by on July 16, 2012 in Writer/Author


Voyage of the legacy by Linda A Scott

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United Federation of Earth had plans to send colony ships to the stars, many were under construction. One such ship was the Legacy. It was built at one-quarter scale however it was still a huge ship. It mirrored the larger ships in every way; its purpose was to test out a new Warp Core. It was capable of traveling eight times the speed of light.

The Legacy would test the Warp Core, Bio-garden and Medical Units to full capacity and beyond. They would test the Cryogenic Sleep Chamber, and the special healing Medic Units, which were designed for major injuries and illnesses. These healing units could heal the body through a cryogenic type sleep. Instead of freezing the patient they were put in suspended animation.

The Legacy would be self sufficient by mid journey, complete with raising its own crops and animals for food; in addition the ship had two large tanks for fish both salt water and fresh, for the crew to eat. The crew was not all military but some were pioneers young and strong, couples some with children. It was the greatest hope that others not married would marry and produce children. This would be studied by the medical team as well.

If they should come upon a habitable planet, they could deploy the ten townships and start a colony. Sending the Legacy back to Earth with a skeleton crew to give reports and bring back more colony members.

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Author Linda A Scott  ‘Voyage of the Legacy’

I started writing this book when her husband Lee suffered from a surgery that went so wrong. It almost killed him. The hospital staff let him aspirate after arriving on the floor from recovery. He needed total care for a long time and is disabled now. Lee loved to read so I started telling him stories about the Legacy, later I wrote them down. My book is full of adventure, fun and magic.

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Janice  Abel  -The authors incredible  imagination takes readers on a journey beyond the edge of the Milky Way to a  place they call Eden.  But before you arrive you will  adventure into a world of The Legacy with cryogenics, teleporting, and an array  of creatures.  The common demonomator among them; all of human  compassion and emotion.  TJ, Commander of the Legacy, has lost  his wife, but dreams of a golden blond with rainbow eyes, that he meets and marries on-route.  A  captain of a disabled miner ship, they encounter tries to take over Legacy; just  a small part of this adventure.  You’ll be asked to jump into  the lives of a parade of characters and situations that calls for more than a  lazy evening in front of the television.

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Posted by on July 7, 2012 in Writer/Author


Author Gwen Steel

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Julianna Hastings had to put her grief for her father and stepmother on hold when she assumed custody of her younger siblings. When she loses them in a custody hearing, she is overwhelmed by grief and unable to cope.

Jeremy Davies runs a successful business. While looking for his next Executive Secretary, he is pulled into the fun and loving Hastings family circle. When Julianna falls apart, Jeremy wants to be the one to help put Julianna and her family back together. Another watches and wants all that Jeremy has, including Julianna. Will he tear their new family apart? This book has scenes some may find objectionable, graphic sexual content.

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Posted by on June 16, 2012 in Writer/Author


About Author Mike Faricy

Hey, thanks for being interested enough to get this far. I’m the oldest of five children, born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1951, the height of the baby boom. I graduated in 1973 with a degree in history. My very patient wife and I live in St. Paul, Minnesota and Dublin, Ireland.

Immediately after college, I went to work for 3M Company in sales. Not finding the corporate world to my liking, I left 3M and took a job in banking. I liked that even less and entered the Graphic Arts Industry. I loved it and worked in the pre-press (lithographic) industry for over fifteen years. Sadly, the industry no longer exists, replaced by digital cameras and computer programs like PhotoShop. In addition to all that, I’ve been a soldier, a freelance journalist, a bartender, a seller of designer cakes, as well as owner of a painting and decorating company. On the off-chance that none of my paying jobs managed to offend you, I also play bagpipes in the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band.

All my books are stand alone, read them in whatever order you like. I hope you find them enjoyable page turners, filled with the sort of oddballs we’re curious about but prefer to keep at a distance. None of my characters will be saving the world from terrorism, international banking conspiracies or coups to take over the government. Rather, they inhabit a world just below the surface of polite society, characters with one foot on both sides of the law, and serving not so much as examples, but as warnings. Thanks again for taking the time.


An entertaining tale of intrigue, rank ineptitude and one night stands. Dysfunctional PI Dev Haskell wakes up in bed with his latest client and she’s signed him up with the Russian mob. Their ‘special’ relationshp quickly finds Dev at odds with the local police and an FBI Task Force. In the process Dev places one foot on both sides of the law. Another fast paced, engrossing supense thriller from Minnesota‘s master of the bizarre, Mike Faricy.   also available in ebook


Anthony, DiMento, known as Merlot, owes money to germaphobic mobster Declan Osborne and has a week to make things right. Robbing a bank is about the only idea he can come up, of course he falls for lovely bank teller Cindy. Throw in Otto O’Malley, the brains behind the state fair taste treat, Deep-Fat-Fried-Bacon-On-A-sitck, season with a sprinkling of spice from exotic dancer, Serpentina. Top off with the sinister Ditschler brothers; Mendel, Lucerne and Elvis, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for another crazy Mike Faricy suspense thriller. An action packed, hilarious tale of crazy people, doing incredibly strange things in pursuit of the almighty dollar.

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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Writer/Author


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Posted by on April 13, 2012 in Writer/Author


The Rain Cloud’s Gift (The Peacock Writers Present To Benefit Children’s Charities)

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The Rain Cloud’s Gift (The Peacock Writers Present To Benefit Children’s Charities)

The Peacock Writers are a group of authors from around the world that join together in the spirit of giving.

Bringing various talents in stories, poems and artwork to you, in this book, to help raise money benefiting children’s charities.

Please join them in making children’s dreams come true. All proceeds from this series go to charity.



Stories and Authors

Rainbow………………………………….Carol Wills……………………………….09

Chasing Rainbows…………………….Chris Clarke………………………………10

My Jewel Rainbow Fish………………Chris Clarke………………………………14

Amanda the Rainbow Hunter………..Gwenna D’Young………………………..15

What is that thing in the Sky?……..N.Barry Carver…………………………….18

Catching a Rainbow…………………..Linda A. Scott…………………………… 22

My Heart’s Desire……………………..Chris Clarke……………………………….27

The Monkey’s Egg…………………….Laszlo Kugler……………………………..28

Radiant Rainbows……………………..Carolyn Tody & Gwenna D’Young…….39

Titus and the Magic Feather…………Carol Wills…………………………………40

Raggedy Rainbow ……………………..Carolyn Tody……………………………..56

White Peacock………………………….Carolyn Tody……………………………..57

Spring……………………………………..Laszlo Kugler…………………………….74

Ode to Birds……………………………..Laszlo Kugler…………………………….76

God’s Rainbow…………………………..Chris Clarke………………………………78

These next stories deal with the myth of the Rainbow being a bridge between the living and the dearly departed and are meant to help a child understand and deal with grief.

Mason and the Rainbow Bridge………Paula Shene……………………………..79

The Shores of Avalon…………………..Gwenna D’Young………………………..87

Kailani Meets Anuenue………………..Gwenna D’Young………………………..90

The Peacock Writers are a group of authors from around the world that join together in the spirit of giving.

Bringing various talents in stories, poems and artwork to you, in this book, to help raise money benefiting children’s charities.

Please join them in making children’s dreams come true. All proceeds from this series go to charity.


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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Writer/Author


Author Lynn Squire

Life is about serving a wonderful Saviour by serving family, friends, and strangers.

Lynn Squire grew up on a farm in Southern Alberta where she spent her days playing a pioneer or a character from a book (and every so often succumbing to her parents’ work ethic). Her imagination would take her to faraway places and on grand adventures.

But the greatest adventure began when the Lord Jesus Christ set her free from the captivity of sin and all its entrapments. He put her on a different course with Him as her captain. While she admits to occasionally straying from His intended course, her faith in Him infuses her writing.

Besides having a number of articles on horsemanship published, Lynn co-authors a fiction-writing column in the Ready Writer. She has written books and contributed to manuals on horsemanship including Management of Resources for Horsemanship Programs and Certified Horsemanship Association Riding Instructor and Trail Guide Manual.

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buy the book  Joab black and his wife Sarah overcame the worst of pioneer hardships in order to establish a prosperous farm in Alberta, Canada. But those challenges never prepared them for the tragedy they now faced a staggering loss and intense pain causing them to doubt everything they had ever believed. In the midst of their sorrow, even their closest friends interpret their sufferings as a result of God s judgment. Has God abandoned them? Inspired by the Biblical book of Job, this novel includes a Bible study exploring the perfection of God s plan and the bounty of His love even in the most inexplicable and intense sufferings.

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Cross a snake pit with Harry; leap off haystacks with a superhero; laugh at family life; and find hope in the ultimate freedom. Best of Faith, Fiction, Fun, and Fanciful is a collection of short stories, creative prose, poetry, and devotionals wrapped up in this paperback for quick moments of entertainment and inspiration. put the book or item looking for in the search box … select category (Books, home, other) and your search will up every Amazon book type before you buy look for the – gifofdaw-20 if it is there then the Scott’s might make 4% of the sale … if I offend any of you … forgive me BUT I would do such a thing to help my friends …


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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Writer/Author


Southern Superstitions by Barbara [BJ] Robinson

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Prayer versus Southern superstitions when a woman’s husband mysteriously disappears in the swamp on a deer-hunting trip. As steamy as the hot, thick, sticky heat of Louisiana, this page-turner will keep readers in suspense, as the author spins a tale of love, loss, superstition, pain, heartache, and faith in God. God and the power of prayer versus Southern superstitions. Through belief, faith, hard work, the power of prayer, and God’s help, this powerful, moving story is a thought-provoking Christianromantic suspense about a young couple who fall in love, but have to change her mother’s mind in more ways than one, if their relationship is to survive. Can Andy convince June there’s more to their relationship than friends? Will he win the approval of Myrtle, her mother, and can love survive strawberry season and an April flood? Will June be able to give Andy a child?

BJ Robinson is a true romantic as she develops the love relationship between the two main characters, June and Andy in this well-written novel. These soul mates fall madly in love despite the initial lack of approval from June’s mother, Myrtle. Andy, with his enthusiastic charm manages to win her over and take the place in her life of the son she lost at birth. Mrs. Myrtle, as she is fondly referred to, is the one chock full of superstitions. Whether it’s a black cat that has crossed her path or her belief in good luck charms like a rabbit’s paw to ward off evil, Myrtle has a way of constantly reminding the two love birds that bad luck is coming their way.

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Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Writer/Author


Voyage of the Legacy by Linda A Scott

United Federation of Earth had plans to send colony ships to the stars, many were under construction. One such ship was the Legacy. It was built at one-quarter scale however it was still a huge ship. It mirrored the larger ships in every way; its purpose was to test out a new Warp Core. It was capable of traveling eight times the speed of light. The Legacy would test the Warp Core, Bio-garden and Medical Units to full capacity and beyond. They would test the Cryogenic Sleep Chamber, and the special healing Medic Units, which were designed for major injuries and illnesses. These healing units could heal the body through a cryogenic type sleep. Instead of freezing the patient they were put in suspended animation.

The Legacy would be self sufficient by mid journey, complete with raising its own crops and animals for food; in addition the ship had two large tanks for fish both salt water and fresh, for the crew to eat.

The crew was not all military but some were pioneers young and strong, couples some with children. It was the greatest hope that others not married would marry and produce children. This would be studied by the medical team as well.  If they should come upon a habitable planet, they could deploy the ten townships and start a colony. Sending the Legacy back to Earth with a skeleton crew to give reports and bring back more colony members. buy this ebook

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Writer/Author


Second Chance Dad by Roxanne Rustand

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The minute she steps foot in his dark, miserable house, Sophie Alexander knows Josh McClaren is not her usual patient. But the single mom and physical therapist is desperate to make a life for her and her young son. And she’s definitely no quitter! It’s obvious to Sophie that handsome, cantankerous Josh hides his pain behind a wall of grief. Little by little, Sophie and her son, Eli, do more than help Josh find his faith again. They make Josh wonder if there’s a family in his future after all….

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Sophie stepped out of her ancient Taurus sedan but lingered at the open door, staring at the massive dog on the porch of the sprawling cabin. The dog stared back at her with laserlike intensity, head lowered and tail stiff.

It was not a welcoming pose.

But set back in the deep shadows of the pine trees crowding so close, the cabin itself— with all the windows dark— seemed even more menacing than a wolfhound mix with very sharp teeth.

Don’t worry about the dog, Grace Dearborn had said with a breezy smile during Sophie’s orientation at the county home health department offices. He’s quite the bluffer. It’s the owner who is more likely to bite.

From the spooky appearance of the dwelling, Sophie could imagine the home health care administrator’s words about this client being true in the most literal sense. Ominous clouds had rolled in earlier this afternoon, bringing heavy rains and lightning, and from the looks of the sky, the current respite would be brief.

So what kind of person would be sitting in there, in all that gloomy darkness?

She looked at the folder in her hand again.

Dr. Josh McLaren. Widower. Lives alone. No local support system. Declined home health aides. Postsurgical healing of comminuted fracture, right leg with a knee replacement. Surgical repair of fractured .1.-4 and L-5 lumbar vertebrae, multiple comminuted fractures, right hand.

There were no details on the accident itself. Had he been hit by a truck? She shuddered, imagining the pain he’d been through. The surgeries and therapy had to have been as bad as the injuries themselves.

The only other documentation in the folder were the doctor’s physical therapy orders dated last year, originating from Lucas General Hospital in Minneapolis, and some scant, frustrated progress notes written by her various physical therapist predecessors.

The last one had ignored professional convention by inserting his personal feelings into his notes.

The man is surly and impossible.

Ten minutes spent arguing about the need for therapy. Five minutes of deep massage of his right leg and strengthening exercises before he ordered me out of his house.

And the final note…

I give up. Doctor or not, McLaren is a highly unpleasant client and I will not be coming back here.

Sophie scanned the documents again, searching or a birth date or mention of the man’s age, which was basic information present in the other nine case ;harts she’d been assigned. Thus far, nothing.

Maybe this guy was an old duffer, like her grand-ather. Crotchety and isolated and clinging to what-ver measure of independence he could manage.

This morning, Grace had studied Sophie’s home risit schedule before handing it over, and she’d made it clear once again that Sophie had to succeed with very physical therapy client, to the limits of their potential, and that she’d be closely evaluating Sophie’s progress.

The job was temporary— just three months while ;overing for the regular therapist who’d gone to Chicago for some intensive advanced training. Excel-ence was expected on a daily basis, Grace had emphasized. But if Sophie did exceptionally well, Grace would try to push the county board to approve hiring her on a permanent basis.

The thought had lifted Sophie’s heart with joy, though now some of her giddy excitement faded. She set her jaw. If her ability to stay in Aspen Creek hinged on those stipulations, then no one— not even this difficult old man— was going to stand in her way. Far too much depended on it.

Buddy, I’m going to overwhelm you with kindness, and your mean ole dog, too, she muttered under her breath as she pawed through a grocery sack on the front seat of her car. See how you like that.

Withdrawing a small can, she peeled off the outer plastic lid, pulled the tab to open the can and held it high. Salmon, she crooned. Come and get it.

It took a minute for the scent to drift over to the cabin. The dog’s head jerked up. He sniffed the breeze, then he cautiously started across the stretch of grass between the cabin and driveway.

She stayed in the lee of her open car door, ready to leap back inside at the least sign of aggression. But by the time the dog reached her front bumper his tongue was lolling and his tail wagging.

She grabbed a plastic spoon on her dashboard— a remnant of her last trip to a Dairy Queen— and scooped up a chunk of the pungent, pink fish. She

dropped it on the grass and the dog wolfed it down, his tail wagging even faster. Friends?

She held out a cautious hand and he licked it, his eyes riveted on the can in her other hand. Just one bite. When I come out, I’ll give you one more.


His entire body wagged as he followed her to the cabin door.

No lights shone through the windows. She knocked. Then knocked again as loud as she could and listened for any signs of movement.

What if.what if the old guy had passed on?

Her heart in her throat, she framed her face with her hands and pressed her nose to a pane of glass, trying to peer into the gloom. Knocked again. And then she quietly tried the doorknob.

It turned easily in her hand. She pulled the door open, just an inch. Hello? Anyone here? She raised her voice. I’m from the home health agency.

No answer.

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Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Writer/Author


Carola Dunn

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Carola Dunn was born and grew up in England. After university in Manchester, she set out around the world, and made it halfway before returning to California. Although she has lived in the US–currently in Oregon–for many years, her books are mostly set in England and are now being published in both US and UK. They include 20 mysteries in the Daisy Dalrymple series, two in the Cornish Mystery series, and 32 Regencies (+ four collections of Regency novellas).

She lives in Eugene with her dog, Trillian, who’s mostly border collie. Blog/website and come visit me on Facebook. Daisy Dalrymple also has her own FB page.
She is the author of over 50 books: 19 mysteries in the Daisy Dalrymple series, set in England in the 1920s; a new series set in Cornwall in the 1960s, and 32 Regencies, not counting numerous novellas.


Posted by on November 27, 2011 in Writer/Author


Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore

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Serena Donovan left London six years ago, her heart broken and her reputation ruined by devilishly handsome Jonathan Dane. Now, with her family’s future in peril, she reluctantly agrees to return to Englandand assume her late twin’s identity. The price? Marry a man she doesn’t love and spend the rest of her days living a lie.

Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford, has become an incorrigible rake, drinking, gambling-and trying to forget Serena Donovan. Yet the moment he’s introduced to the prim and proper “Meg”, he recognizes the sensual young woman who captured his heart. Haunted by his past mistakes, he refuses to lose Serena again. But convincing her to trust him is no easy task. Claiming his lost love means exposing the truth and destroying the life Serena has sacrificed everything to rebuild.

With the future of all the Donovans at stake, and their undying passion capable of triggering yet another scandal, how much will Jonathan and Serena risk for a chance at true love?


Jennifer Haymore grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii, where she surfed, learned how to fly airplanes, raced bicycles, and developed a love for sailing. She was an avid reader and completely destroyed her eyesight by sneaking a flashlight under her covers and reading far into the nights — making her mother wonder why on earth she couldn’t get up for school in the mornings…

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap operas.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel. facebook   website   aStore (Come see all of her books)

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Posted by on November 13, 2011 in Writer/Author


Mark David Gerson ‘The Q’ntana Trilogy’

Coming Soon

Two Men, a Single Destiny

Ben, grandson of Q’ntana’s greatest Elderbard

Bo’Ra K’n, whose tyranny has ruled Q’ntana for generations

Whose vision will triumph?

I’m at Starbucks (because there’s no Sunbucks!) launching The SunQuest (Book 3 of The Q‘ntana Trilogy). ! I love the idea of a new beginning on a 1-filled day (11-1-11 in the U.S.; 1-11-11 everywhere else).

The photo is of the binder that will contain the accumulation of pages in this first draft. I print out as I go along, both for convenience and so I can see my progress in a very physical way. I also create a working book cover, which makes the project seem that much more real!


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In a land where fear rules and storytelling spells death, only one bard’s imagination can end the tyranny. Here, as black-clad armies terrorize the countryside, Toshar and his three companions must follow a trail of stories to the source of the moon’s dimmed light. A gripping and epic adventure rich with universal truth.

Winner of 5 awards, including a New Mexico Book Award and an IPPY Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Soon to be a major motion picture.


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Unleash the power of your creative potential!

~ Learn practical, fun techniques guaranteed to get your stories on paper

~ Weave worlds of wonder beyond your conscious imagining

~ Discover how to write naturally, eloquently and powerfully without struggle

Whether you’re a seasoned writer or just starting out, whatever your genre or form, The Voice of the Muse will deepen your creative experience and awaken you to new skills, new stories and a renewed confidence in your innate gifts.

You’ll never feel the same about writing again!

The words lie within you. They hover in the shadows, longing to be noticed, yearning to heard, aching to be shared. Together, through this book, you and I will give them voice.

~ Mark David Gerson, “The Voice of the Muse”

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Posted by on November 2, 2011 in Writer/Author


Pumpkinnapper by Linda Banche

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Pumpkin thieves, a youthful love rekindled, and a jealous goose. Oh my!

Last night someone tried to steal the widowed Mrs. Emily Metcalfe’s pumpkins. She’s certain the culprit is her old childhood nemesis and the secret love of her youth, whom she hasn’t seen in ten years.

Henry, Baron Grey has never forgotten the girl he loved, but couldn’t pursue, and so decides to catch Emily’s would-be thief. Even after she reveals his childhood nickname–the one he would rather forget. And even after her jealous pet goose bites him in an embarrassing place.

Oh, the things a man will do for love.

Welcome to My World of Historical Hilarity!

Linda Banche writes witty, sweet/sensual Regency romances with nary a rake or royal in sight. Most contain humor, some fantasy, and occasionally a little paranormal. But comedy is my love, and I’ve created my own wacky blend of humor and Regency with stories that can elicit reactions from a gentle smile to a belly laugh.

Like many other romance authors, Linda read romances for years before she began to write her own.

She lives in New England and like aerobics and ducks.

So, laugh along with her on a voyage back to the Regency era. Me and my ducks. Quack.

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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Writer/Author


Nandi’s Naturals

Shop at Nandi'sNandi's Naturals prides itself on producing quality natural body care products at a reasonable price. We live by our motto: No Surprises. No Hidden Secrets. It's guaranteed we'll list ALL ingredients ALL the time. Shop Nandi's Naturals and experience the difference. Of course, she didn’t want to place all those ingredients in her products, but you get the drift—goodGo to Website

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products don’t require tons of unpronounceable ingredients, when simple, safe ingredients will do. So, it’s with the vision of summer days eating blackberries until her mouth turned blue and fingertips black, that Nandi set out to create body care products that didn’t require a chemist to translate the ingredient list or cause panic attacks after seeing the price tag.

In other words, she wanted her cluck to be a cluck and her moo to be a moo.

From Linda – With all of the sit-in’s and 99% talk why not turn your attention to one of the biggest money makers of the year Christmas … think simple … think handmade … think Mom & Pop business … what better to give then a gift card from a local gift shop or restaurant … dad a car wash … mom a cookie mix in a nice canister … brother a ticket to a local football game … sister a Nandi’s Naturals Lavender and Vanilla Body Butter  … think as a family get together and make gifts for all the people on your gift list … I have a hundred ideas … such as Vinegar Jars … Homemade Jelly … Chili mix … Cookie Mix … Spaghetti Dinner Bowel or Pan …


Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Writer/Author

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