Books & Resources

More about Rare Earth – and a Free Preview

FREEBIEFree preview of chapters 1-3 of Rare Earth Download HereQ & A With Davis Bunn about his book Rare EarthWhen you finished writing Lion of Babylon (book 1 in the Marc Royce series), did you just keep going with the storyline and wrote Rare Earth at the same time? Or was there a time gap in between?Normally by the time I complete a story, I have been living with the characters and the tale for about a year. What I need more than anything just then is a break. I don’t need to stop writing; I just need to write […]

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Book Review of Rare Earth by Davis Bunn, and another Giveaway

As promised last week, I have another review of a book by Davis Bunn today. He released two books with two different publishers all this month, so the web is buzzing about him. I’m extending the deadline for entry in last week’s giveaway to next week, so watch for a post on Wednesday, July 25 to see if your name is the winner. See the end of this post for another giveaway. From the back of the book- Rare Earth Marc Royce stares out of the helicopter, a sense of foreboding rising with the volcanic cloud. Below, the Rift Valley […]

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A Decorative Fireplace Mantel with Old Shutters

A few weeks ago, my readers left several great ideas for my WWYD Wednesday post about old shutters. I’d like to share a couple of photos sent to me from reader Julieanne. She says, “I found the old mantle at an auction for $70 and added the shutters and glass handles! Absolutely love the finished result!” Me too Julieanne! Check out this before and after, everyone. Before: After: I love it Julieanne! I think a fake fireplace adds a lot to a room. I have one too, but yours is fabulous! Do you hide anything behind the shutters? I like […]

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Q and A with Davis Bunn on Hidden in Dreams

A Conversation with Davis Bunn, author of Hidden in Dreams    Q: How much research did you have to conduct to write this intriguing story? A: In a way, I suppose you could say I’ve been researching this story all my adult life. I did my studies in international economics and finance. Observing the difficulties our nation and economy has faced over the past three years, as well as what we personally have endured, has been tough. It really was great to have this chance to give voice to what we increasingly hear, that the people at fault need to be brought […]

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Hidden in Dreams Book Review and a Giveaway

About Hidden in Dreams    Just when the world’s foremost expert on dream analysis, Dr. Elena Burroughs, thinks she is getting her life back under control after losing her position at Oxford University and the man she hoped to fall in love with, she is approached by Rachel Lamprey, the product manager of an innovative new ADHD treatment about to hit the market. Rachel asks for Elena’s help with a clinical trial participant who has had a disturbing dream foretelling a cataclysmic global financial collapse. But even more alarming is the fact that fifteen people scattered across the globe—including Elena herself—begin […]

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Five Miles South of Peculiar : Book Review

A brand new book from author Angela Hunt that I think you’ll want to read. My Review Three sisters. One widowed and full of attitude. One quirky and naïve. The other a glamorous Broadway star. All so different, but so connected. In Five Miles South of Peculiar, by Angela Hunt, a 50th birthday party reunites twins Darlene and Carlene, and sister Nolie when Carlene returns to the family homestead, now occupied by her sisters. Secrets buried deep in the past have kept the women physically and emotionally separated for years. For three different reasons, each sister has a broken heart. […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Furniture from…a Box Spring?

Sometimes, the creativity of my readers just amazes me. I received an e-mail from Linn at The Home Project last week with a photo of the new furniture she and her husband made from an old box spring. My husband would likely use the wood for firewood, or toss the whole thing on the brush pile. But not Linn! You’ll have to hop over to her blog to see the full post, but here’s a teaser for you from her photos. This has to be one of my favorite Transformation Tuesday ideas. Linn shows their full tutorial of how they […]

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Weekend’s Most Pinteresting Roundup

This week, I pinned these Trash to Treasure ideas on Pinterest. Here’s a clever idea for a shutter from Buckets of Burlap. Using a rake for a curtain rod? I think so! Love this idea from Better Homes and Gardens. I guess I haven’t been as busy as usual on Pinterest this week, so I have only two favorites to show you this weekend. Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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