Monday, April 29, 2013

Just a Girl Kindleing: Finished Reading

Just a Girl Kindleing: Finished Reading: I finished reading Sandcastles of Love by Sydell I. Voeller. Here is my review for it I thought this book was a fun simple read. I enjoyed i...

Friday, April 26, 2013

A few Lines from Sydell Voeller

Good morning, everyone!  Now it's my turn for the "A Few Lines From..." project from my publisher, Books We Love!


A Few Lines From. . . Sydell Voeller

By Sydell Voeller



"So you're a cop," she said, meeting his stunningly blue yes, noting the breeze ripple through his hair. He certainly fit the stereotype. Broad shouldered and strong. Opened black leather jacket with the collar turned up. An incredible heart-stopper with his sophisticated good looks. But copes were the worst choice for a husband, she reminded herself--even if she were looking for one, which she definitely was not. Cops lived in the fast track. With violence. And danger. Cops were gunned down every day. 

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Friday, April 19, 2013

A Few Lines From Snatched

A few lines from SNATCHED

By Vijaya Schartz

There, in the bright light, walked a tall muscular man, young, his long blond hair framing a tan face with icy gray eyes... The visage of Adonis on Hercules’ body.

Zania’s gaze roamed over the regular lines of his jaw, the full, sensual lips, dimpled chin, down the expanse of his hairless pectorals, and stopped on the leather cod piece embossed with Tor’s hammer. That’s all he wore. So, he was a Viking.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

Few Lines From...Roseanne Dowell

A Few Lines From. . . Roseanne Dowell

Here's a few lines from Roseanne Dowell's Deadbeat Dads

Does everyone start married life with rose colored glasses? I'm sure no one thinks their marriage will end in divorce. I certainly didn't. Mine was the perfect love, the perfect marriage. I was going to have the perfect life, and it was an absolutely perfect day for a wedding. The sun streamed through the window as I walked down the aisle on my father’s arm. Johnny looked so handsome standing at the altar waiting for me.  

Deadbeat Dads by Roseanne Dowell
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Saturday, April 6, 2013

New Review on Amazon for Dummy & Me!

5.0 out of 5 stars Tender and Sweet April 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Deanna wants to keep her talent as a ventriloquist secret, because she's already insecure about her status at school and what others might think of her. She'd like to make new friends (and hold onto the one good friend she does have) and catch the eye of Jason too. But what will they think if they know she "plays" with a "doll," her dummy, also known as Ramblin' Rob. Deanna's mother has left the family and Deanna finds it difficult at times to talk to her father.

Despite her doubts and fears about being found out, Deanna does agree to bring her dummy to the hospital where she volunteers and to entertain the kids there with her ventriloquism act.

The ventriloquism is a fresh idea for a story and one that was fun to learn about. Deanna is a great character, full of doubts and fears, but eager to help the kids at the hospital and find her own way through the world of high school.

Dummy and Me is a short and very sweet book sure to please not only tweens, but anyone who likes a tender story with a touch of innocent romance. 
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Friday, April 5, 2013

A few lines from Margaret Tanner

Friday, April 5, 2013

A Few Lines From . . . Margaret Tanner

This week enjoy a few lines from Books We Love author Margaret Tanner's novel, Fiery Possession.

Jo Saunders did to him what no other woman had done in years. Set his pulses racing, exciting him to the point where he nearly lost control.
Damn Jo Saunders. Damn her to hell. 



Please come back on April 12  to read Roseanne Dowell's exciting snippet. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Star Star Star Star Star
Daisies Are ForeverSydell Voeller 
Romance - Contemporary 
Reviewed on 10/27/2012
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Author Biography
Sydell Voeller grew up in Washington State, but she has lived in Oregon for over thirty years. Throughout her twenty-year writing career, her published novels for teens and adults have reflected her love for the Pacific Northwest’s ocean beaches, inlets and waterways, evergreen forests, and mountains. Sydell resides in Oregon with her husband. They married in 1971 and have two grow sons and five grandchildren.

Pet lovers, the Voellers have provided a home for several cats, a dog, gerbils, hamsters, and a turtle--but not all at the same time! A small rodent cemetery still occupies one corner of their backyard. She and her husband enjoy camping, reading, playing Scrabble, day trips to the Oregon coast, and spending time with their grandchildren and two pampered felines.

When Sydell isn't writing, she enjoys camping, walking, amateur astronomy, reading, and surfing the web. In 1987 after the publication of her first novel, she was named by the Washington County Mushaw Center, Woman of the Year in Communications.

Formerly a registered nurse, Sydell now teaches writing correspondence courses, sponsored by the Long Ridge Writer’s Institute (a long-distance learning course in writing short stories and articles for adults) in West Redding, Connecticut.

Book Review
Reviewed by Ellen Hogan for Readers' Favorite

April is a high school history teacher. She lives in the country by a forest and enjoys walking in the forest for relaxation. There is a pioneer woman's grave in the forest that April calls her special spot. She goes there to think, read poetry and just commune with nature. One day she is visiting the grave when she hears Matt and his father talking about trying to win a contract to cut down the timber in the forest. April tries to make Matt see that the grave should be preserved no matter what. But, Matt only sees that their workers have been without work and need the job to take care of their families. Both April and Matt work to stop a forest fire, April as a firefighter and Matt driving a Cat to make breaks. Just when they realize they are falling in love each feels there is too much conflict between them for them to have a lasting relationship.

Both April and Matt have their points of view and neither one is really looking at it from the other side. Matt is afraid that April will side with the environmentalists who have been plaguing his company. April just wants to get a bunch of concerned citizens to help her save something that to her is precious. Matt and April are both interested in preservation in their own way. Matt's solution showes the love he has for April and what is important to her. A tender love story about two very different people who seem so right for each other.