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January 2010 Blog Posts (22)

Dead Write - Sheila Lowe, Author

Dead Write - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'His choice of pen had already told Claudia something about him. Even before she began to analyze the handwriting, she knew that he cared about the way things looked, that he had an eye for color and texture. And it was unnecessary for her to read the text of what he had written to understand what the symbolism meant in terms of the movement of the writing across the… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 31, 2010 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Memories are Precious, Alzeheimer's Journey: Ruth's Story - Fran Lewis, Author

Memories are Precious - Alzheimer's Journey: Ruth's Story - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'Alzheimer's is a deadly disease and does not discriminate. It is not a disease of the poor, the rich, the famous or the indigent. It is a disease that anyone can get at any time. It knows no boundaries and it does not care whether you are white or black or of any other race, religion or creed.'



Imagine going to… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 30, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

How To Start Conversations With Women

An article giving some ideas to a gentleman on how he might initiate a conversation with a lady he wishes to get to know better perhaps with the intension of romance or friendship.





Many are the things that may arise between a man and a woman, ranging from sexual intimacy to friendship yet it would be safe to declare that before they do; initial contact must be made. This usually arriving in the form of conversation yet before matters… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:18am — No Comments

The Story Of Panties



An article about panties and the history behind this most intimate of lady’s under garments.



Now a days panties are worn by most women weather it be under their dresses, skirts or pants yet there was a time when such an item of clothes was not worn, not only because it was not till so many centuries ago that it was invented but because of the purpose it was designed for as well as health reasons. This the case though today wearing… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:16am — No Comments

Original Causes Of Invention

An article about a few inventions and how their original purpose was much different than the use that was eventually given to them.



Sometimes things are invented with one rationale in mind and for many different reasons they end up being used for a completely different purpose than the inventor originally had in mind. As a first example of this I will give the metal detector.



When most people think of a metal detector they think of something used in airports and other… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:15am — No Comments

Origins Of Words

An article on the origins of some of the words we use on an almost daily basis.



There are many words most of us use on an almost daily basis yet I wonder how often do we stop to ask where these words come from? In asking this I am referring to the roots from where these words sprung from that in fact may even have historical connections which may teach us more that just something about a word we already know. It is in this article that I have chosen four words which in my opinion… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:15am — No Comments

The Story Of Samuel Wilson (Also Known As Uncle Sam)



An article about Samuel Wilson, the man whose name and image was used to create the character “Uncle Sam”. This a name that would go on to serve as a personification for the United States government.



Samuel Wilson was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on September 13, 1766 yet moved to Troy, New York where he became a very successful and prosperous meat-packer. It was during the war of 1812 that he obtained a government contract to… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:13am — No Comments

The New Seven Wonders

An article on the seven wonders of the world chosen by those who took part on a recent internet poll.





It was hundreds of years ago that the original seven wonders of world were chosen. These being the works which at the time were thought to be the greatest ever created by man yet I ask was it fair to say that those monuments represented the best of human ingenuity? Of course when deciding this in the present one must take in to… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:12am — No Comments

The Secret Erotic Life Of Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic Of Aquitaine (A Night Of Don Giovanni)



A fictional Story inspired by the life of Princess Cantrell of the Republic Aquitaine and her dreams of being taken in the way described; forgetting all the pomp of a princess which by doing so would bring out the true woman in her.



Chapter One



What happened that night I am not aware of exactly what it was, as it was like a dream where everything is blurry and all we see are the outlines of the place where we are or the… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:11am — No Comments

The Secret Erotic Life Of Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic Of Aquitaine (Arranging Kasiutrella's First Night)



Another fictional sexually motivated story between Karen Sue Cantrell and her daughter, Kasiutrella.



Chapter One



Karen Sue and Pierre had been near one another in sexuality and friendship for time considered long and joyous yet it was she who had started to worry. It being true that she had been able to arouse the interest of a man two decades her junior, yet it was her doubts… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 28, 2010 at 1:08am — No Comments

Jodi's Journey - Rita Hestand, Author (Due for release 3/1/10)





Jodi's Journey - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



"Your anger is like a dirty quilt, smothering you, it's time to get out from under it and get on with the living again, girl," the old man muttered with sad regret, as he tried uselessly to move something other than his head against the creaking bunk. "The wars… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 27, 2010 at 4:40pm — No Comments

The House of the Sphinx - Sarah Wisseman, Author



The House of the Sphinx - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'Two weeks ago, when Abdul had sniffed his uncle's tobacco, he'd discovered a small, narrow object inside. His agile fingers had quickly untied the string and loosened the brown paper to reveal a cardboard tube that was labeled in a foreign script. Inside, he found a small glass ampule, pointed at one end. It was terribly fragile; the slight pressure… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 20, 2010 at 4:43pm — No Comments

The Story Of Saint Valentine



There are stories that serve us as fuel for inspiration for they capture the finer essence of humanity and remain with us as symbols of the things many of us hold dear. Of course the historical authenticity of these tales may lead to endless debate among historians and other such scholars. The story I speak of is that of Saint Valentine, whose day we commemorate every February 14th in the manner of giving Valentine’s day cards along with flowers… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 17, 2010 at 12:47pm — No Comments

The Gentleman’s Guide To Keeping His Lady Friend Happy On Saint Valentine’s Day



A guide a gentleman might choose to follow that contains some perhaps new ideas on how to spend this old day of romance with his beloved one.



Once again Valentine’s Day has come around, that special day on the calendar to be celebrated by all those whose desire for one another has drawn them in to a romantic union.

To many a gentleman this is a perfect opportunity to show the lady in his life weather she be wife or other how… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 17, 2010 at 12:46pm — No Comments

The Secret Erotic Life Of Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic Of Aquitaine (Comfort Of Mother Daughter, Chapters VI-XIII )

Chapter Six







To Karen however this was not just another date with her devil’s toy as she would be using it for the first time after having made love with her husband, adding to her excitement as she opened the secret compartment. This being after having gone through the same routine which included; first removing what ever night gown she was wearing; her being one to prefer the act in total nudity, where perhaps stockings might be left on. To any who might observe her… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 17, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

The Secret Erotic Life Of Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic Of Aquitaine (Comfort Of Mother Daughter, Chapters I - V )



Photo:Princess Karen Sue Cantrell Of The Republic Of Aquitaine And Mother



A fictional story about Princess Karen Sue Cantrell of the Republic of Aquitaine and her desperate search for that which she has so long been without yet finds comfort in a newly formed relationship with her daughter, Kasiutrella.







Chapter One



Her full name was Karen Sue Cantrell, who in many ways represented the typical white… Continue

Added by Gianni Truvianni on January 17, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Future Imperfect Books - Crucifying Angel - P. I. Barrington, Author

Crucifying Angel - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'The heat sent mirage waves up from the ground, making the air in the distance wiggly and unfocused. Payce eyed the endless highway that ran through the desert toward the city the cops liked to call The Adult Disneyland and sped the unmarked car toward the first homicide scene of the day. Gavin sat silently in the passenger seat taking in the long highway and the… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 17, 2010 at 7:20am — No Comments

Murders Do Not Come by Accident - Edward T. Cook, Author

Murders Do Not Come by Accident - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'She had just started to walk by a tightly clumped set of evergreens, when all of a sudden she felt a large heat searing pressure on her chest. She fell backwards, dumbfounded. She glanced down at her chest and observed a large set of deer antlers had penetrated her chest and lungs. Her last thoughts before she lost consciousness were why would a… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 12, 2010 at 3:17pm — No Comments

HOPE AND A HANDFUL OF CHANGE

Last year mustered in a new president, a sad economy, and plenty of unemployed people.



As a writer, I'm self-employed and living creatively close to the poverty line. The idealistic days of soulful writers in Parisian garrets, swigging cheap wine and pounding out the Great American Novel are gone with Hemingway and Fitzgerald.



Modern writers once worried people would stop reading altogether. The success of Harry Potter defied that theory. The public willingly paid money… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on January 10, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Fast Track - John DeDakis, Author

Fast Track - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



'I prefer to see the world not in blacks, whites and grays, but in rainbow colors. The contrasts can be stark, and there can still be room for individual expression, but there are boundaries, too. Choosing the right colors for the painting of your life can be an adventure.'.... But what if the painting gets messed up?... Color over it. Try something new. Don't just let… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on January 6, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

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