Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Half Price!

50% OFF Iron Horse Rider Trilogy Special Edition
Reg $7.99  NOW $4.00  TODAY ONLY!

Sweet Sunshine Review


Visit MunatyCooking  to find a lovely review of the Sweet Sunshine Charity Cookbook.
Muna has also tried one of our recipes. Did she like them?
Be sure to leave a comment on her site for a chance to win a print copy of our cookbook.
Muna also has an online magazine full of interesting articles and recipes for you to check out while you're there.

Don't forget, Sweet Sunshine Cookbook is now available in both
PRINT  &  Ebook

ALL proceeds go to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Christmas Traditions

Visit more participants of Thursday Thirteen HERE
Thirteen Christmas Traditions 
As foreign factories provide us with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of our countries labor. This year will be different. This year we will give the gift of genuine concern for others locally. There is no longer an excuse that nothing can be found that is produced by our hands. Yes there is!

EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local  hair salon or barber?

Purchase a new gym membership at a local gym, or renew a family members' existing one.

Small, locally owned detail shops and car washes would love to see you a gift certificate or a book of them.

Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of forking out the big bucks on a Chinese made flat-screen? Maybe that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer or driveway plowed all winter, or games at a local golf course.

There are a kazillion owner-run restaurants--all offering gift certificates. If your intended isn't the fancy restaurant sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local diner. Remember, this is about supporting a local business owner whose financial lives are on the line to keep their doors open.

How many people couldn't use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by a local working guy?

I can't think of a Mom out there who wouldn't LOVE the services of a local cleaning lady for a day.

Your computer needs a tune-up. I KNOW you can find some young computer geek who is struggling to get his repair business up and running.

Maybe you're looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery, and beautiful wooden boxes. How about buying from a small family owned jewelry store where you can support  local artisan and have a one of a kind piece made right here in your hometown by local designers. 

Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. How about tickets to see a play or ballet in your hometown theater?

Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.

When you buy a five dollar string of Christmas lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip.

There will be oodles of  eBook devises under the tree this year. Why not load it up with books by local authors, even authors living in your own part of the world? I know they would appreciate the gesture, myself included *wink, wink.

Can you think of a New Christmas Tradition you can start to support those in your community?

Right now, you can purchase Show Me Yours by Elle Laudan for 30% off at Smashwords. Code is MK23X
In fact here's a whole list of Decadent Books to choose from.  You will need the codes to make your purchase. 

ON BLACK FRIDAY ONLY, you will be able to purchase Iron Horse Rider Trilogy-Special Edition for  50% OFF! You will not see it offered for this low price anywhere on the net.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Snow Angel

Snow Angel Med

Coming December 17th
A heartwarming Christmas Story of Jack and Jenna--a mismatched couple who find each other in the snow.
Jack lives in the middle of a winter wonderland between a popular Ski Resort and the Canadian border. Jenna is running from an overbearing father trying to dictate a husband for her. When Jack sees a car crash through the guardrail on a mountain road, he holds little hope of finding anyone alive. With the help of Sasha and Tito, Jack’s trained Siberian Huskies, they find a survivor buried in the snow. A new woman in his life is the last thing Jack wants, but there’s something about this feisty red head he finds very hard to ignore.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

TRS Thanksgiving Party

Don't miss out on mega chances to win books, books & more books. 
You could even with a Nook and/or $100 Amazon Gift Card. 
It's hopping over there, why not check it out. I've got a few chances to win things too! 
You'll have to go and see just what is being offered. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Special Edition - Available now!

Excerpt from Book One - Chapter One   
In the blink of an eye, a fully loaded log truck veered into their path. Experience enabled Shane to manoeuvre his motorcycle around the truck before it jackknifed, his vision blocked by the load of logs swaying precariously on the back. Above the screech of the truck’s brakes locking, a blood-curdling scream sliced through the very core of his being.
Shane dropped his bike, lunged forward, and rounded the back of the truck in the same instant his wife and her bike parted ways. He heard the resounding crunch of metal as her Ironhead bounced off the cab and tumbled down the side of the mountain. Kelly flew through the haze of dirt and debris, landed with a sickening crunch; her body slid down the road.
“Kelly!” Shane ran wildly after his wife. Sliding on his knees, he caught her crumpled body and held her head on his lap. Her glazed eyes held his for the briefest of moments before rolling back, her lids closing for the last time.
“Somebody help! You f***ing bastard! You rotten, mother f***ing, son of a bitch!”
Shane’s venomous outburst stopped the dazed driver who burst from the passenger side of the truck.
The man turned and stumbled back to call for help. A spasm of coughing stopped Shane’s tirade. The acrid stench of diesel fuel assaulted his senses. Sobbing, Shane brushed his wife’s matted curls from her bruised and bloodied face. Hearing the familiar rumble of a motorcycle, Shane looked up to see a man wearing a wide-brimmed leather hat come out from behind the truck. The stranger crouched down beside his bike and tied something to his swing arm.
“Hey! Over here!” Shane waved his hand in the air.
Shane rubbed his burning eyes with the heel of his hand, only to see the man was no longer there.
Teetering on the brink of hysteria, Shane covered Kelly’s mouth with his own. He blew long and hard in a futile attempt to fill her lungs with his breath. Gasping, he buried his face in her blonde curls, desperate to inhale her very essence.
The darkness erupted in a whirl of sirens and flashing lights. An attendant bolted from the rescue truck and fell to his knees next to Shane. He placed
his hand gingerly on her limp wrist in search of a pulse. Finding none, the EMT sadly affirmed what he already knew with a nod. Shane hung his head.
Slowly, he gathered his wife to his chest.
Another onslaught of blaring sirens signalled the arrival of an ambulance. The attendant beside Shane jumped up and halted their approach. After confirming Kelly’s demise, two men pulled a stretcher from the back of the ambulance and jogged over to where she lay crumpled on the road. One of the attendants placed a hand cautiously on Shane’s shoulder. He looked up in despair, allowing the other EMT to take Kelly from him and place her on the waiting stretcher. He took a white sheet and covered her broken body. Before the man had finished with her death shroud, Shane pulled the sheet away from her face and lovingly tucked it up under her chin.
Puzzled, the young attendant looked at him.
“She doesn’t like anything over her face while she sleeps.”

Now available. It would make a great stocking stuffer! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Its the season...

Happy Turkey Day Weekend  to my American friends
(I totally knew it was Thanksgiving for your all NEXT weekend...)
Embarrassed Smiley
For those, like me who have already celebrated  Thanksgiving, here's a few funnies to put you in the 'ho ho frickin' ho' mood.
Visit more Thursday Thirteen participants HERE

Yes...I love Maxine!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Now in EBOOK!

Sweet Sunshine is now available in ebook on Amazon.

Ebook $6.99  HERE

Print $14.99  HERE

With the cookbook now available as an ebook, why not send a copy for your favorite online friend to enjoy on their Kindle?
Remember, all proceeds go to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just In Time for the Holidays!

I've been very busy with formatting the new Iron Horse Trilogy Special Edition. It is now available in Ebook - black and white through Amazon and Smashwords (other sites take longer to put new items up) I am also offering it in color on a DVR. It will make a nice little stocking stuffer. If you want it mailed directly to someone across the miles for Christmas, I will gladly send a signed copy in time for the holidays. Just make a note of it in your paypal payment. 

By November 30th you will be able to purchase this Special Edition in Print. Offering black & white and color versions. To publish a special color version is terribly expensive, so I decided to offer black and white as well for those like me who are watching their pennies this holiday season. 
Visit my website for pricing and more info  My Website

You can purchase the Sweet Sunshine Cookbook for 
Only $14.99 until Christmas. It will make a fun gift for the baker in your life. Sixteen authors have contributed childhood photos, a special memory and yummy recipes. 
This is the table of Contents
*RECIPES  Cookies, Cakes, Fudge, Pies, Desserts, Smoothies
* The Cookie Cure      
* Becka the Bully       
* Grandma's Store Roasted Apples
* Cake Magic in Elvenhom
* Making Mud Pie for Mommy
* The Dog Who Likes Catfood
* The Magic of Brownies
Each story has a hand drawn picture and a coloring page for the kids.
You can take another look at what this cook book has to offer HERE
The best part to all?  ALL proceeds go to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. 

Coming December
'A heartwarming Christmas Story of Jack and Jenna--a mismatched couple who find each other in the snow. '


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Remembrance Day 11-11-11

Remembrance Day commemorates the sacrifices that Canadians 
made in armed conflicts, including World Wars I and II. 
© Warren


2- I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind - John Diefenbaker

3-  Our hopes are high; Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die. Pierre Trudeau

4-  Canadian nationalism is subtle, easily understood but powerful reality expressed in a way that is not to state directed--something like a beer commercial of the death of a significant Canadian figure- Paul Kopas

5- We only need to look at what we are really doing in the world and at home and we'll know what it is to be Canadian - Adrienne Clarkson                                                                                                         


7-  We live in suspense from day to day. In other words, you are the hero of your own story Mary McCarthy

8- Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.  William Shakespeare

9- Year after year we gather and shout commands in the Square. Wait for the Governor-General, say a few words of prayer, lay our wreaths in order, mothers and big shots first. In memory of those who have made it to the other side of the worst.  Geaorge Jackson 1966





We Will Never Forget

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Dee Days by Lora Richards

 I'm so excited  to share with you all the cover for my Tween Mystery,
Dee Days by Lora Richards.
It has been over 4 years since Dee Days has sat in limbo after the initial publisher folding in 2007. So to say I'm super excited is putting it mildly. The uber talented Kaytalin from MuseItUp is the cover artist and she captured the essence of my book perfectly.
Dee Days will release in January 2012,  as well as, Dee Nights. These two books will come out separately as ebooks and combined for print soon after.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Fall Back

It's that time again. For those of you like me in Southern Ontario, it's time to set the clocks back one hour when you go to bed. 
Unfortunately this also means the beginning of colder weather....

It's definitely time for this Canadian author to hibernate....

Bears have it all figured out, they disappear into dens for months at a time, they emerge in the spring looking a whole lot skinnier.  Yep, I wanna be a bear :)

Friday, November 04, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


It's that time of year again when writers lock themselves in their offices or wherever they write and begin typing feverishly until November 30th in hopes of making the goal of 50,000 words in one month.
This is my 6th year participating and I've crossed the finish line every time. Fingers crossed I can do so this year. Unexpectedly I got 1st round edits for Heart of Steele yesterday, so I won't begin NaNo until I've sent them in. Lucky for me, they are easy edits and should have them ready to send back at some point today.
If you're participating, I'd love for you to add me as a contact. I use simply,  Adelle
I'll update my progress every now and then. Good luck to all entrants!