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Friday, September 30, 2011

Board to Death Trailer & Contest

Don't miss out on this drawing for a free book

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Board to Death: A Trio of Mysteries in the Dangerous Games Series releases today. My story, "Sentenced", is included in the book, along with stories by Amy Barkman ("Victim") and Debbie Roome ("Mind Games"). This book was so much fun to write - I hope you'll check it out.

We're having a fun contest to celebrate, and will be giving away 8 digital copies of Board to Death.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dangerous Mercy by Kathy Herman

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dangerous Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2011)
Kathy Herman


Suspense novelist Kathy Herman is very much at home in the Christian book industry, having worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas, as product buyer/manager for the children’s department, and eventually as director of human resources.

She has conducted numerous educational seminars on children’s books at CBA Conventions in the U.S. and Canada, served a preliminary judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association , and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market.

Since her first novel, Tested by Fire, debuted in 2001 as a CBA national bestseller, she's added sixteen more titles to her credit, including four bestsellers: All Things Hidden, The Real Enemy, The Last Word, and The Right Call.

Kathy's husband Paul is her manager and most ardent supporter, and the former manager of the LifeWay Christian Store in Tyler, Texas. They have three grown children, five almost-perfect grandchildren, a cat named Samantha. They enjoy cruising, deep sea fishing, and birdwatching—sometimes incorporating these hobbies into one big adventure.


Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. —Matthew 5:7

When eighty-five-year-old Adele Woodmore moves to Les Barbes to be near the Broussards—and her namesake, their daughter—she wants nothing more than a comfortable, quiet life. Employing men from Father Vince’s halfway house for the homeless to do odd jobs and landscaping, she delights in the casual conversation she has with them, the fledgling friendships, and the idea that she is helping them get back on their feet.

A series of murders in Les Barbes has cast a pall over the town and, in fact, one of Adele’s handymen becomes a person of interest to the police. But Adele cares for these young men, she knows them, and continues to show them kindness in spite of her friends’ concern. And then one day a murderer walks through Adele’s defenses, sits down at her kitchen table...and they begin to talk...

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dangerous Mercy, go HERE.

My Thoughts

I just received the book in the mail, so there was hardly enough time to read it for this review. However, I have both books in this series now, and I plan to read them both soon. I have enjoyed several of Kathy's suspense novels in the past, and these look like really good ones.

Highland Blessings [Kindle Edition]

Free Christian Fiction for Kindle

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

28 Free Books for Kindle

A lot of free literary classics. Don't miss this.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1 [Kindle Edition]

Free Christian Fiction for the Kindle. This is also an excellent series. Don't miss out.

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Keeper: A Short Story Prequel to Forbidden

Free Christian Fiction Kindle Download

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Free Download: Ludwig van Beethoven's "7th Symphony in A minor, op.92"

Beethoven is one of the best.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Free Download: Ludwig van Beethoven's "7th Symphony in A minor, op.92"

Webcam 101 for Seniors....


5 Lessons for Parenting in the Digital Age

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Cancer-Fighting Spice So Potent - It Even Beat Brain Tumors in Mice...


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Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color -- is a natural compound that has been extensively researched, and has been found to have numerous health applications. As a result, turmeric is becoming increasingly popular as a supplement. Each 100 grams of turmeric contains an estimated three to five grams of curcumin.


Food Matters Official Trailer

Kim and I recently saw this eye-opening documentary on Netflix. Amazing information here. Not sure if I'll eat fast food anytime soon again. Check it out.

The NIV Gospel of John: With Devotional Notes

Free Kindle Download. Not my favorite Bible version but still a great download.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Astronomers Discover 16 Super-Earths


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European astronomers announced Monday they’ve discovered 50 new planets, including 16 so-called Super-Earths, one of which is potentially habitable.


7 Ways to Improve Your Event Planning With Facebook

7 Best Practices for Improving Your Website’s Usability

Improve Your Business Communication (Collection)

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Saving for Retirement without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery

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Prayer Begins with Relationship (Breakthrough Prayer: Studies for Small Groups)

Free Kindle Download

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sons of Thunder (Brothers in Arms Collection (Summerside Press))

Free Christian Fiction Kindle Download

Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa

Free Kindle Download. I'm not into Christian romance, but this might be perfect for some readers.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hiring a Freelance Editor

Why you need an editor for your book! I edit books too:
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Michelle DeRusha
Guest Blogger: Michelle DeRusha

The Surprising 32-Year Scandal That's Kept This Toxic Substance in Your Head

Very interesting

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mercury in dental amalgam fillings

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), once the world's "gold standard" for food, drug, and device regulation, has evolved from industry regulator to industry captive. 

Political scientists are not surprised. The evolution from tough regulator to passive regulator to industry captive is a pattern in Washington. Unless an agency engages in a major system of reinvigoration, the spiral continues. But the FDA seems comfortable being the hand-maiden for industry; it has brought big bucks to the agency and lucrative jobs after time at the FDA.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Time to Heal (Quilts of Lancaster County)

Free Kindle Download

Monday, September 5, 2011

Memoir to Be Published in 2012

Yeah! The memoir for which I assisted Carol Trahan ( in the writing and editing has been accepted for publication and will be on shelves next spring. The memoir is titled The Triumph of His Grace. Soli Deo gloria!

Against the Gates of Hell [Kindle Edition]

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Gluten-Free Gourmet: The How-to Guide [Kindle Edition]

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The Chicken Which Should be Banned

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girl eating fried chickenDo you put dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-foaming agent made of silicone, in your chicken dishes?
How about tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), a chemical preservative so deadly that just five grams can kill you?
These are just two of the ingredients in a McDonalds Chicken McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other 50 percent includes corn derivatives, sugars, leavening agents and completely synthetic ingredients.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Best Canker Sore Remedies Can’t Compete With Tea Tree Oil!

Good information

I’ve tried all the canker sore remedies and nothing comes close to doing the job as well as tea tree oil.
After using my tea tree oil treatment, within a couple of days your canker sores will be gone!
With other remedies you won’t come close to getting the same results. Either they won’t work, or simply won’t reduce the healing time by any significant amount

Friday, September 2, 2011

Quote for Friday

"How pleasant to float along the stream of providence! There is no more blessed way of living than a life of dependence upon a covenant-keeping God. We have no care, for He careth for us; we have no troubles, because we cast our burdens upon the Lord." —Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Sept. 1, Evening

Thursday, September 1, 2011