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August 2010 Blog Posts (17)

It's Murder, My Son - Lauren Carr, Author



It’s Murder, My Son – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



A noise outside made her jump out of the recliner. She glanced at the

clock. Almost nine. Could Chad have decided to come out when I

mentioned my appointment with the divorce lawyer? Maybe he does love my

money more than he loves Rachel. She listened. Nothing except the

wind signaling the blizzard’s approach. Maybe I should call… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 31, 2010 at 3:28pm — No Comments

YOUNG AT ART

You've heard the phrase “If I only knew then what I know now.” This doesn't apply in the writing world. Everything I thought I knew about writing has changed in the last 20 years. Oh, not the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, that's still in place even if sometimes ignored. But how I write, and more importantly, how I publish has come out of the dark ages.



I knew I wanted to be a writer from age 13. I had good teachers, learned what I needed to know to put sentences together… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on August 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Accident - Rich Myers, Author



The Accident – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘In the space of only a few seconds,…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 28, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Be the Star You Are! for Teens - Cynthia Brian, Author



Be the Star You Are! For Teens – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘The three tools for being a star and living your dream:



1. Smile – When you smile, you can’t be sad. A smile brightens

the lives of those you meet, and their joy bounces back to you.



2. Have Fun – Every moment is more satisfying when you decide to

be playful Having fun is adjusting your attitude so even… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 26, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Quantum Earth - Julie Achterhoff, Author



Quantum Earth – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘When the two women form the hotel reached the tenth and top floor they went to the beach side where there was a balcony overlooking the scene. “Oh

my God!” said one. Words failed the other, for in the distance, about a

mile out they could see a giant mountain of water the size of which

their brains…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 24, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Crossing Oceans - Gina Holmes, Author



Crossing Oceans – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘Remember that night in the car, David? I started to tell you, but you broke up with me first. You said things could never work for us. You told me our

fathers would never get along. You told me you didn’t share my desire

for having a family. How could I tell you you were going to be a…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 22, 2010 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Flashing My Shorts - Salvatore Buttaci, Author



Flashing My Shorts - Review by Martha A Cheves, Autor of Stir, Laugh, Repeat


When I picked up Flashing My Shorts I had no idea of what to expect. What I found was the creations of a man who can take any word, object or feeling and turn it into a short story.

Reading Buttaci’s writings was almost like reading poetry.



In…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 20, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Deadly Lucidity - Julie Achterhoff, Author



Deadly Lucidity – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘If only she could remember her true real life and what had happened in it to cause her to be stuck in her dreams. Was she even a writer? That…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 18, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

The Greer Agency - Harris Tobias, Author



The Greer Agency – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

“Millionaire found bludgeoned, lover held,” the headlines screamed, or something to that effect. I read some of the articles and it all came back. Sikes,

heir to an old Philly family…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 16, 2010 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Mavis - Edward T. Cook, Author



Mavis – The Story of A Shelter Cat Who Found A Home – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘My name is Mavis, and I am a very lucky and fortunate cat. Many of my sisters and brothers are not so fortunate, and wonder in this world, wondering where

their next meal will come from, if we will get sick, and what creatures

might want to attack us and…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 15, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Killer Recipes has been released

Cookbook Killer Recipes is out in paperback, ebook, and soon in Kindle, L&L Dreamspell has announced. Author Susan Whitfield invited mystery writers all over the country to submit recipes for the book in exchange for promotion underneath. Over sixty writers did, and the result is a fabulous new cookbook with mystery-genre categories like "Brittle Bones" and "Terrormisu". Proceeds to go the American Cancer Society rather than in Whitfield's pocket. "It was a good vehicle to promote other… Continue

Added by Susan Whitfield on August 15, 2010 at 2:11pm — No Comments

And the Beat Goes On - Tracy L. Krauss, Author



And the Beat Goes on – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



His crew had been meticulously digging under the site of an ancient temple – a sacred site stringently protected by the government of Zimbabwe.

The temple site itself had been unearthed decades before, but legend

had led to speculation…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 12, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Sculpting the Heart: Surviving Depression with Art Therapy - Joyce White, Author



Sculpting the Heart – Surviving Depression with Art Therapy – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
A quote from Author Joyce White, “poets and artists… we make everything a game. We play connect-the-dot with words and feelings, paying close

attention to the sound and flower of our…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 11, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Adam's Treasure - Diane Wylie, Author



Adam’s Treasure (an Historical Romance that will keep you turning the pages) – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat





‘Oh, my! What have I done? To ride away with a man who had put his hands under her skirt, tried to steal her prize, and broke into her bedroom didn’t make

much sense. However, staying there with that other man, Dawson, coming

after her had not been a…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 9, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

The Way - Cathie MacDonald, Author

The Way – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘No wonder people are stressed out. How can one become…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 7, 2010 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Button Hollow Chronicles - Leaf Peeper Murders - Loni Emmert & P. I. Barrington, Authors



The Leaf Peeper Murders – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘The lovely Indian summer midmorning sun of Button Hollow, New

Hampshire, shown on her when the elderly Mrs. Anne Jolie Watson smelled

trouble, literally. She had just begun to water the last of her flower

beds when the unwelcome smell of chlorine rose to her nostrils like

chemical petals on the wind. She sniffed the air in… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 4, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Children of Dreams - Lorilyn Roberts, Author



Children of Dreams – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



‘Nepal is the forty-eighth poorest country in the world. Out of a

population of eighteen million, six million drink water we wouldn’t give

to our dogs… later I would find out what drinking contaminated water

could do to a seven-year-old child…. Nepal’s per capital income was only

$180 per year, one of the lowest in the world and the… Continue

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 3, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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